Today is Memorial Day. Memorial Day has its own web site: http://www.usmemorialday.org/ I found it somewhat odd that the web sites for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard made no mention of Memorial Day. The web site of the United State Marine Corps did have a link for Memorial Day: https://twitter.com/usmc/statuses/869161409413734404 […]
Lucy in the Sky – take one
This is extrordinary! The first take of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds! Click the link below for an interesting account of how Lucy in the Sky was recorded. Then listen to the first take. You can even see how you do singing the chorus all by yourself , because there are no vocals for the chorus. […]
New Star Trek TV show
ST-TOS and ST-TNG are abbreviations familiar to all Star Trek fans. I’m one of them. Now we have a new one: ST-D. Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place 10 years prior to TOS, will debut on CBS All Access this Fall, and we can FINALLY take a look. The first official trailer is out. Go […]
For space junkies (like me)
There is now an easy-to-use website where you have access to all of NASA’s photos, video and audio. So what’s it good for? Well, let’s say you and your family happened to be on vacation in Florida on April 12, 1981, and you witnessed the launch of the first Space Shuttle. You can type in […]
Children are born color-blind.
Every once in a while – and believe me, it’s rare! – I read a story that restores my faith in mankind for a few minutes. Amid all the stupidity we “grown-ups” exhibit on a daily basis comes the sweetness and innocence that can only be expressed by a child. Please take a moment to […]
BJS rocks BR. Again.
Friday night, the Black Jacket Symphony stormed back into the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts and blew away the hundreds of Led Zeppelin fans that filled the auditorium. The Drakette and I were there in the very center of the front row. As I was for the BJS’s Pink Floyd show in January, […]
I like going to the dentist.
I made my semi-annual pilgrimage to the dentist yesterday, which I didn’t mind at all. Going to a dentist office like Corkern Family Dental helps. But it wasn’t always so. There was a point in my adult life during which I didn’t go to the dentist for SEVENTEEN YEARS! Why? Because I was scared. The […]
Red Hot Chili Pipers join Scotty Drake for the Pop-In
The Red Hot Chili Pipers stopped by the Eagle 98.1 studio to join the Drake for his Pop-In this afternoon prior to their big concert at the Raising Canes River Center. As a service to those of you who couldn’t instantly decipher the Scottish accent by the band leader Willie Armstrong, here is the interview again – […]