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Waco: What is in the past is present. Part 1.

To some of you this subject may be a little bit outdated, and you may well say that “It is in the past and just leave it there“. Well as many of you know this April 19th 2015 was the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. And one of the chief reasons for committing […]

Happy Birthday to..

Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday J.J. Happy Birthday to Me. Made it to 50. Guess I’ll stick around to see what the next 50 holds in store.

Didn’t he play the banjo or something?

Sadly, we lost B. B. King on Thursday night. Died in his sleep, age 89, taking a huge chunk of musical talent to the other side. Bet there is a epic jam session in heaven about now. Learned a lot of random facts about him from obits, I had no idea he was a certified […]

Thanks to those who served….

Veteran’s Day gets by a lot of folks in the US (actually I tend to still call it Armistice Day, as I learned from my grandfather who was wounded in the Great War) and I wish we would do more cool things like this event from the brits. It’s been in the news and even […]

Happy 100!

Not sure of the exact date, but 1914 marked the birth of the Dodge Model 30, first car put out by the Dodge Brothers. (It had a Shaker Hood, as well as Shaker Seats, Shaker Windows, Shaker Roof, well… you get the idea.) And if you need further proof that real men drive a Dodge, […]

A neat bit o’ weird history…

You can beat a dead horse, but you can’t always beat a dead rider. Ever hear of Frank Hayes? No? Here’s the skinny: On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes took off through the gates at Belmont Park on Long Island. He and his horse, Sweet Kiss (a 20-1 shot owned by Miss A.M. Frayling), […]

Most Innovative Rock Guitarist Of All Time

Died 44 years ago, today. ūüôĀ

Where Were You?

Aug. 16, 1977 MR & I were playing a gig when we heard the ¬†news today, oh boy.    

I don’t Even Want To Post This…….

If anyone would have given me a list of people that would/could be probable suicide candidates, Robin Williams would have been so far off the the list and the radar it would be astronomical….. ¬†I can not tell you how glad I am going to be when 2014 finally disappears¬†from our current calendar…… ¬†This makes […]

Book Report: Seductive Poison

Cult [kuhlt] noun 1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies. 2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness¬†cult. 3. the object¬†of such devotion. 4. a group or sect bound together by veneration […]

Oddity from the web….

It’s crazy how much survives from ’60s sci-fi. Found a reference the other day to an auction from a couple years ago. Details are sketchy, but I think this went for about $28,000. Looking a bit worse for wear, Balok is still around….   Reminds me of the discovery and restoration of the prop from […]

We’ve Lost Another One…..

Yesterday, June 27, Bobby Womack died at the age of 70….. ¬†I know a lot of you probably don’t know who he was, but, if you know anything at all about R & B and R & R, you should…… ¬†With his wife Shirley (at the time), he wrote one of my all-time favorite Stone’s […]

Hignose movie review #2

Got bored, so dug through my stash and reacquainted myself with a fascinating documentary about a man that fought the Cold War single-handedly in a world of black and white: This 2011 HBO documentary is very well done, and covers everything from his early childhood to the aftermath of his death. Bobby Fischer was an […]

25 years ago today…

I’m not too big on China, but 25 years ago today I saw something that helps restore faith in the common man. The stones this action took were impressive in the extreme: May we all have half the won-tons this dude’s packin’¬† if we have to rein in the excesses of those who would abuse […]

IT’S FRIDAY THE 13TH!…….

I don’t guess you would actually call it a Holiday, but, oh well, it is in the Holiday season……. ¬†I been out and about, but, with this touch of flu, or whatever bug I got, I’m going to call it an early day, watch a DVD for a while and then let it watch me […]