Archive for January, 2006

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What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

worldG, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corp. posted record profits for any U.S. company on Monday ‚?? $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter and $36.13 billion for the year ‚?? as the world‚??s biggest publicly traded oil company benefited from high oil and gas prices and demand for refined products. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. […]

Vintage Guitars

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P142831.asp Interesting article on MSN.com on vintage guitars. Wonder what some of our instruments will be worth in 20 years (if us old farts are still around)?

Musicians Stand and be counted.

I have gathered that we have many former and current musicians among us. Sound off time, let us all know what bands you were with, the years, the genre of music you played with each group, what instruments you play, and any highlights you had. Or if you are still playing what you are doing […]

The Chicken or the Egg…..

Thought we could use a little humor, although, this could be the actual answer to that age-old question……. I heard this on a local radio station, so, even if you think it’s a somewhat off-color (or, shall we say, egg-colored) it must have passed the FCC censors……. Anyway, here it is: The Chicken and the […]

“Wicked” Wilson

As you probably know, Wilson Pickett passed away last week at the age of 64. His music was a great influence to many of the musicians of our time. When I first started playing, I learned how to play by listening to his records, backed by the mighty Stax/Volt tandem, including Donald “Duck” Dunn & […]

New Dodge Challenger

In a Seattle airport bookstore I caught a glimpse of a car magazine with a Dodge Challenger on the cover.  At first I thought it was an original 70’s car, but no, it was a new retro concept car. I must say it’d be very cool to have one of these.   Of course I’m […]

Fripp and Microsoft

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/01/13/windows.sounds.ap/ http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2148180/robert-fripp-helps-microsoft I saw this as I was blasting 1974-era King Crimson from my Linux machine. Sigh. Although I didn’t post to one of the previous threads on artists allowing their songs to be used in commercials, I agreed with Ttop that an artist can do what the heck he/she wants with their songs or […]

24

The moment that I have been waiting for since last June is finally here. Sunday night the much anticipated return of 24 on Fox. I don’t know bout anyone else but I am hooked on this show, I first did not give it much credit I thought Kiefer Sutherland Ho Hum no big deal. A […]

Country Boys

I spent the last three nights watching “Country Boys” on PBS. Wondering if anyone else saw it and what they thought.

Three Tickets…….

This is sort of a finish up to Randalf the Grey’s post on BEST LIVE PERFORMANCES ………. Check out these ticket stubs: The ELP one is mentioned by Jek and Huskysooner in comments #6 and #7……. The Stones one is mentioned by Sunn in comment #5……. The other one is from 1973, and let me […]

Fire on the Mountain……

…..And across the plains, of Oklahoma, that is…… I don’t know for sure if I’m responsible for the recent firestorms that are raging across Oklahoma or not, but I made a post on the 13th of October – Weather or Not? about all the weird weather that was happening around the world and the possible […]

Why I’m Not Rich……..

Here’s the question: Why aren’t all the smart people rich? The Answer: The basic problem with the free enterprise system is that it often rewards the wrong people with the money…… As economist Walter Bagehot pointed out,“At particular times a great deal of stupid people have a great deal of stupid money.” I’m really poor…. […]

“Get your Kicks in 2006″……

“Hello, Hello, Hello, is there anybody out there?” Did we all make it to 2006? I did – I think?…… A toast to all and to a better year…… HAPPY NEW YEAR!…….. to all and to all a good night – time for some R&R…….