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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beneath and Way Beyond the Valley of The Super Ultra-Vixen Pussycat Dolls!

This post is dedicated to my

purrfect... mewsic loving

furry feral feline friends

cat at ^.^


Cathy at

I'm Morris. I have 9 lives. In fact I have 9 Lives
three times a day. I guess that's why some
people say I'm too big for my britches.
I am here today along with a few of
my kitty kompadres to introduce...

...The Pussycat Dolls, an all girl song and dance
group from Los Angeles. The Pussycat Dolls
are the cat's pajamas, primary lead singer
Nicole Scherzinger is the cat's meow,
and their songs and videos are
guaranteed to give you
cat scratch fever.

As the world's most finicky cat, I hate censorship.
Give it to me straight or not at all. That's why
I have decided to start things off with the
 uncensored, explicit language version
of "Don't Cha," the lead single from
The Pussycat Dolls' 2005 debut album
PCD. Featuring guest rapper Busta
Rhymes, "Don't Cha" was an
international hit, topping the
charts in more than a dozen
countries and making VH1's
list of The 100 Greatest
Songs of the 2000s.

"Don't Cha" - The Pussycat Dolls
feat. Busta Rhymes - April 2005,
highest chart pos. #2 Hot 100,
#1 U.S. Pop 100 & Dance Club Songs,
#1 UK & a dozen other countries,
from Sept. 2005 album PCD)

I'm Felix the Cat...
...the wonderful wonderful cat.
Remember me?

I'm a cartoon character from the silent film era.
Whenever I get in a fix I reach into my bag of tricks.
EEEK! It's a dog!... Snoop Dogg, that is, and he's
featured rapper on our next song. "Buttons,"
the 4th single from The Pussycat Dolls'
PCD, has a distinctive Middle Eastern
feel. Released in the spring of 2006,
"Buttons" zipped to #1 on the U.S.
Dance Club and Mainstream
Top 40 charts and topped the
surveys in 4 other countries.

"Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls
feat. Snoop Dogg (April 2006,
highest chart pos. #1 U.S.
Mainstream Top 40 & Dance Club,
#1 Australia Urban, #1 New Zealand,
Austria & Hungary, from
Sept. 2005 album PCD)

If you must know... I'm Garfield.

The skinny on me is that I'm a fat cat
born in a comic strip in the late 70s.
I love to eat, hate to diet, do a whole lot
of nothing and hope to stamp out Mondays
in my nine lifetimes. Our next song by
The Pussycat Dolls is another track from
PCD, a mash-up of two lion size hits of
the past - "Tainted Love," the 80s classic
by the English synthpop duo Soft Cell,
and "Where Did Our Love Go," the
first #1 charting hit for the Motown
super-group the Supremes in 1964.

"Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go" 
The Pussycat Dolls (from
Sept. 2005 album PCD)

I'm Krazy Kat.

Me and my shadow, a cantankerous mouse named
Ignatz, were popular comic strip characters in the
first half of the 20th century. "Wait a Minute" is
another single from PCD, and features guest
vocals by singer/songwriter/rapper Timbaland
who produced and co-wrote the song with R&B
and hip hop artist Keri Hilson. In the fall of
2006 "Wait a Minute" made the top 30 on
the U.S. Hot 100, went top 10 in the
Netherlands and top 3 in Finland.

"Wait a Minute" - The Pussycat Dolls
feat. Timbaland (Oct. 2006,
highest chart pos. #28 Hot 100,
#7 Netherlands/#3 Finland,
from Sept. 2005 album PCD

I'm The Pink Panther...

As I'm sure you recall, I am the animated cartoon
character who first found fame in the opening credits
of the 1963 Peter Sellers film of the same name.
(Peter also starred in What's New Pussycat.)
I'm a cool cool kitty bringing the show to a
close with a red hot ditty. "Hot Stuff
(I Want You Back)," another killer
kover by the Pussycat Dolls, pays
tribute to the #1 charting 1979
disco hit by Donna Summer.

"Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)"
The Pussycat Dolls (from
Sept. 2005 album PCD)

Hold your horses, Pink Panther.
We're not done yet!

Hi, I'm Tony the Tiger. For the last 65 years
I've been the advertising cartoon mascot for
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. After listening
to the Pussycat Dolls, what can I say?

And I'm the famous tiger mascot who started
promoting Esso Extra gasoline in 1959.

To conclude today's kitty koncert let's turn
back the clock and hear from the coolest cat
in the UK - Mr. Tom Jones. In the summer
of 1965 the Welsh warbler scored a top 3
U.S. hit with "What's New Pussycat,"
a song composed by Burt Bacharach
and Hal David and used as the theme
of the aforementioned comedy film
of the same name written by Woody
Allen and starring Peter Sellers.
Tom'll put a tiger in your tank!

"What's New Pussycat" - Tom Jones
(July 1965, highest chart pos.
#3 Hot 100/#11 UK, from 1965
movie What's New Pussycat,
live September 25, 1970, on
TV series This Is Tom Jones)

Well, what are you waiting for?

Cat got your tongue?

Fur ball stuck in your throat?

Just swallowed a canary?

Feel like throwing a hissy?

We'd appreciate your mewsings

about The Pussycat Dolls

and Tom Jones!

I'm the Cheshire Cat, the feline fil-osofer from
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

I'm all smiles because I just found out that
there's a volume two of this series. The bad
mews is that you won't be able to see it
until after a long paws for the holidays.

You'll just have to grin and bear it.

Put 'em up, put 'em up!

I'll fight ya with one paw

tied behind my back.