J&P Philosophy

Views on existence, knowledge, truth, …, in short – LIFE!
Part of J&P’s Fun section.

Philosophy Sections

Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, justice, validity, mind, and language.” [Wikipedia]

Life is Good!

Life is Good has been a mantra and saying for decades for J*, the primary author of this site. Strive to see the good and fun, and life will be easier and more enjoyable!

*) Since then, both a company in Georgia, US, and one company in South Korea also make such claims. How in the world a company can claim this is really a contradiction in terms.

“Wow – What a Ride!!!”

From some email received years ago… Good general philosophy!

Subject: Life

“LIFE IS NOT A JOURNEY TO THE GRAVE WITH THE INTENTION OF ARRIVING
SAFELY IN A PRETTY AND WELL PRESERVED BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN
BROADSIDE, THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT, AND LOUDLY
PROCLAIMING—-WOW—-WHAT A RIDE!!!”

“It’s alright, it’s OK,” (from New Tricks)

Aside a good show (as so often from BBC), great lyrics and a song that makes you happy.

“It’s alright, it’s OK, doesn’t really matter if you’re old and grey”.
“It’s alright, I say it’s OK, listen to what I say.”
“It’s alright, doing fine, doesn’t really matter if the sun don’t shine.”
“It’s alright, I say it’s OK, getting to the end of the day.”
“Hi-tech, low-tech take your pick,”
“You can’t teach an old dog a brand new trick.”
“I don’t care what anybody say.”

The theme tune, sung by Dennis Waterman (one of the main actors).

Listen:

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Learn More:

Picture Shows: Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman), Supt Pullman (Amanda Redman) and Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong) and Jack Halford (James Bolam).
BBC ONE:
JAMES BOLAN, DENNIS WATERMAN, ALUN ARMSTRONG and AMANDA REDMAN are back for a third series of the hit drama, NEW TRICKS, an irreverent, warm and funny detective series with a difference.


www.bbc.co.uk/drama/newtricks/

(From left to right)

Amanda Redman – Best known for lead roles in New Tricks and At Home With The Braithwaites.

James Bolam – James Bolam made his name as Terry in The Likely Lads.

Dennis Waterman – Dennis Waterman has been acting since childhood.

Alun Armstrong – His first break was in the classic film Get Carter.

Ricky Nelson, Garden Party

“You can’t please everyone, so you gotta please yourself”

Listen:

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Eric Hilliard Nelson, that is, Rick Nelson, died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1985.

Official web site for Rick, Ricky, Nelson – www.ricknelson.com.

Wikipedia – Ricky Nelson

“Rick Nelson Garden Party Lyrics:
(Ooo-ooo-ooo, ooo-ooo.)”Went to a garden party,
reminisce with my old friends,
A chance to share old memories
and play our songs again.
When I got to the garden party,
they all knew my name,
No one recognized me,
I didn’t look the same [4].But it’s all right now,
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone,
so ya gotta please yourself.People came from miles around,
everyone was there,
Yoko brought her walrus [5] ,
there was magic in the air.
An’ over in the corner,
much to my surprise,
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan’s shoes
wearing his disguise [6].But it’s all right now,
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone,
so ya gotta please yourself.Lott-dah-dah, lott-in-dah-dah dah.

Played them all the old songs,
I thought that’s why they came,
No one heard the music,
we didn’t look the same.
I said hello to “Mary Lou [7] ,”
she belongs to me.
When I sang a song
about a honky-tonk [8] ,
it was time to leave.

But it’s all right now,
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone,
so ya gotta please yourself.

Lott-dah-dah, lott-in-dah-dah-dah.

Someone opened up a closet door
and out stepped Johnny B. Goode [9] ,
Playing guitar like a-ringin’ a bell
and lookin’ like he should.
Now, if you gotta play a garden [10] party,
I wish you a lotta luck,
But if memories were all I sang,
I rather drive a truck.

And it’s all right now,
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone,
so ya gotta please yourself.

Lott-dah-dah (lott-dah-dah-dah), lott-in-dah-dah-dah.

An’ it’s all right now, yeah,
learned my lesson well.
You see, you can’t please everyone,
so you gotta please yourself.”

From mp3lyrics.org/r/rick-nelson/garden/