Well – it’s not really so much a prediction for the New Year. It’s more a prediction on The Current’s Top 89 year end countdown, now being broadcast. They asked listeners to select their favorite ten songs of the year … Continue reading
While the human toll in the US-Mexican drug war has swollen the prison populations in both countries, left scores of thousands dead, and is currently creating virtual ghost towns on the border, the New York Times reports on the disturbing … Continue reading
To follow up on Drae’s excellent post on the coming Social Security crunch, I found the following story by CBS News about Medicare. Starting tomorrow, the US will see 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day for the next 19 … Continue reading
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, better known as Rosie the Riveter, has passed away: Doyle was operating a metal-stamping machine when a United Press photographer took a picture of the tall, slender and glamorously beautiful brunet wearing a polka-dot bandana over her … Continue reading
Even as a little girl, I had a love for great lady power singers. Donna Summer was one of my first idols, and I loved Pat Benatar, Blondie and who didn’t love Bonnie Tyler? And don’t think I haven’t noticed … Continue reading
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The Fab Four are still inspiring fans, as demonstrated by a tribute at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. Entitled “Beetlemania” and created by an American-Canadian duo, it goes to show, once again, that the Beatles bring people … Continue reading
Bad news for Sarah Palin’s presidential ambitions, as more Republicans eye others in the 2012 sweepstakes: In the battle for the GOP presidential nomination, the survey suggests Palin may have some work to do if she throws her hat in … Continue reading
From 1969 we have Fleetwood Mac performing “Oh Well.” Now, I know what you’re thinking. Adult contemporary, Stevie Nicks, songs about divorce. No, no, a thousand times NO. This is the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac as fronted by the … Continue reading
The cashier – one of the the most widely used yet under-appreciated members of our economy. From gas stations to grocery stores, you find cashiers just about everywhere, but rarely do you find a cashier who is competent. That is … Continue reading
It seems everywhere you turn in the last few weeks, from Minneapolis to Paris, some place somewhere is getting pounded by an unusually strong winter storm. As usual, the under-informed have made it a point to cite these storms as … Continue reading
It was on Boxing Day 1967 that The Beatles unveiled Magical Mystery Tour to an unsuspecting public. In glorious black and white. Yes, the BBC aired The Beatles visual ode to psychedelia on December 26, 1967 in black and white. The … Continue reading
A great, upbeat little number, perfect for dancing, knee slapping, hand clapping or even cleaning up from yesterday’s festivities.
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A number of years ago, a girl friend of mine noticed a local, independent movie theater was showing A Hard Day’s Night for Christmas. Naturally, she called me and I agreed to go see the film with her. I must … Continue reading
Nothing says “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men” quite like a terror plot getting busted: Dutch authorities have arrested 12 men of Somali origin they believe were about to carry out a terrorist attack, authorities said Saturday. The country’s intelligence … Continue reading
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
As read by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. And one of my favorite Christmas songs from the 80s, “Cristmas in Hollis” by Run DMC as performed by the Peanuts gang. If the embed doesn’t work, click over on www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vF3cRi8bkA.
A classic moment in TV history, as The Beatles perform live on Ed Sullivan – complete with screaming girls, as all live Beatles footage should be. The excitement of the crowd at this performance certainly rivals that feeling of love … Continue reading
It’s not the most traditional of songs, but it is profound and captures the spirit of Goodwill Towards Men. May we all keep the spirit of Christmas into the New Year.
A startling new ally in the drug war debate today in Pat Robertson: In an episode of the “700 Club” Robertson said sending people to jail for a few ounces of pot is “costing us a fortune and it’s ruining … Continue reading
Two new studies have been published by Nature and Science highlighting new discoveries in genomes: It’s an effort that few people thought necessary a decade ago, when the Human Genome Project’s near-completion was marked by a White House ceremony where … Continue reading
It’s official. The world’s most iconic pedestrian crossing is now a protected heritage site. Tourism chief John Penrose yesterday announced it will be made a Grade II listed site of cultural significance. Sir Paul McCartney, who features on the cover … Continue reading
One of the things we love about being Beatles fans is to introduce someone to something they have never heard before. Even though The Beatles are the most well-known rock band in history there are still unreleased and hidden gems … Continue reading
An important new ally against the government’s war on drugs has been discovered in Montana – the Jury Pool. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody … Continue reading