Status

Showing status updates posted in the last 365 days.

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Past hour
  2. March 25 Through the Years 

      1584- Walter Raleigh is granted permission to colonize Virginia

     

       1931- The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama

     

      1947- Mine Explosion in Centralia, Illinois

      1965- MLK ends his march from Selma to Montgomery

     

      2015- Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

  3. Today
  4. Just on for a few minutes but I wanted to say I caught the mouse!!!!!!! Little jerk waited till I went to bed and then climbed into a trap for that delicious peanut butter and died. I heard the snap sound from a few rooms away. So it's over and done with. The pesky domestic terrorist that was in my home is now obsolete and his remains lie in the trash outside.

     

    Life can now continue as normal now for everyone again, so carry on.......

     

    I NEED a cat who does mice so bad. 

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      He even left a few mouse droppings. What nerve......

  5. Hope you like my new avatar of Chuck Barris!

  6. Yesterday
  7. March 24 Through the Years   

     1663- The Province of Carolina is granted a charter

     

      1721- Bach writes the Brandeurg Concertos

     

      1765- Great Britian passes the Quartering Act

     

      1832- Joseph Smith is Tar and Feathered in Hiram, Ohio

     

      1896- A. S. Popov broadcasts the first radio signal

     

      1900- Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground on a Underground Rapid Transit System connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn 

     

      1934- The U. S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act granting self government to the Philippines

     

      1989- Exxon Mobil Oil Spill

     

      1998- Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden fire on their fellow students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas

      

      2015- Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash

  8. David Sylvian...one of many Bowie clones from the 70's and 80's. Here he is with his band 'Japan' trying his absolute best to look like his idol.

     

     

     

    Doesn't he look familiar? :woah:

     

    Bowie from 75


    Image result for david bowie young americans

     

    Not going to shade Sylvian's band Japan, Quiet Life is a pretty good song...Mick Karn on bass, proving why he was one of the most sought after bass players of early New Wave. Karn would later go on to do albums with Gary Numan and Kate Bush, as well as producing his own solo records. A unique bass player who definitely made his band (Japan) sound a lot better than they truly were. R.I.P. 

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I don't really love this guy......the Bowie clone. The music isn't bad but he looks like someone dropped from outer space and dropped a huge blonde wig on him.

       

      It's almost too blatant how he copies Bowie to me.  From movements to sound to looks......I mean sheesh........

       

      The song itself isn't bad if you don't have to look at the Bowie poseur though.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I have Japan's album 'Quiet Life', was listening to it yesterday when I posted this.

       

      For a band, they owe a great deal of their sound to Mick Karn. Brilliant bass player, I'll praise him to high heaven cause he deserves it. He was the one thing that made their band a bit unique, remove him from the picture and they would just be a generic New Wave band. Karn did some work with Kate Bush and Gary Numan. With Numan, the song "Subway Called You" really showcases what a fantastic bass player he was.  

       

      Quote

      It's almost too blatant how he copies Bowie to me.  From movements to sound to looks......I mean sheesh........

       

      The song itself isn't bad if you don't have to look at the Bowie poseur though.

       

      There are many, many, many David Bowie imitators in the music world. From the 70's on up, for the past 4 decades, there has been various Bowie wannabes. They still exist in today's age too.

       

      Some are more obvious than others, and some that begin as Bowie imitators can sometimes turn out to be brilliant artists. But David Sylvian is one of the more blatant ones. He's not the #1 in that category, but definitely is up there among Bowie wannabes. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      You can't copy Bowie since Bowie had a unique gorgeousness and soul that was un-matchable.

  9. Last week
  10. March 23 Through the Years  

      1775- Patrick Henry gives the "Give Me Liberty" Speech

     

      1806- Lewis and Clark begin journey home

     

     1857- Elisha Otis installs his first elevator

     

      1868- The University of California is founded

     

      1919- Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist Movement

     

      1933- Hitler becomes dictator 

      

      1965- Gemini 3 is launched

     

      1977- The First Nixon/Frost Tape is recorded

     

      1994- Mexican Presidential Candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated

  11. BIG BALLER BRAND. Best T-Shirt Clothing Line name ever. Can't get any more 1990's-sounding than that!

    1. Show previous comments  19 more
    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      I fell asleep yesterday, sorry about that. Was very very tired after cleaning. I did snap some new photos of the cats recently.

       

      The Cavs could lose the #1 seed to Boston, that would make me happy. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Kitties!!!!!!!!

       

       

    4. Jules

      Jules

      Kansas!!!!!!!

       

      I am in the elite 8.

       

      :excited:

  12. Yet another Chuck has passed away. Chuck Barris the creator of the Gong Show and host. As well as created Newlywed and Dating Game dies at 87! 

  13. One of my favorite TV shows to watch on Showtime on Sunday nights is called "Billions." I say that because the premise of the storyline revolves around a greedy, WallStreet hedge fund CEO & the Attorney General in the Southern District of NY City. Money vs Regulation; Unlimited fiscal resources vs a tight federal budget. 

     

    The other segment of the program that I really enjoy is that the musical score pays homage to classic metal bands like Ratt & Metallica in previous seasons. I will demonstrate my point in a second. Thank you for your patience...

    1. Show previous comments  7 more
    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      "Hate is nature's most perfect energy source; It's endlessly renewable" --Bobby Axelrod

       

      Delicious villains make for captivating television. 

       

       

      "You know the only enemy more dangerous than a man with unlimited resources is one with nothing to lose."--NYC Attorney General Chuck Rhodes. 

       

      The clashing of bravo & intellectual spears always fascinates me. An eternal battle between sins & virtue like a greek tragedy baby. Great stuff! 

       

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      1 last quote: "Walk away."

       

      "I should. But, then again, what's the point of having bleep you money if you never say bleep you right?" 

       

      This quote illustrates the allure of money, but it also leads to a false sense of security like those who have it are untouchable or indestructible. They're not. Like Icarus who flew too close to the sun & his mythological wings melted....Overconfidence leads to underestimating your adversary & your eventual downfall & death spiral. 

       

      I minored in Literature as an Undergrad so SW1 has a soft spot for metaphors & deep, universal truths I guess. haha

    4. TheRustonRifle#7
  14. March 22 Through the Years 

      238- Gordian 1 and 2 become Emperors of Rome

     

     1622- Jamestown Massacre

     

     1630- The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws Dice, Cards, and Gaming Tables

     

     1638- Anne Hutchinson is expelled from The Massachusetts Bay Colony

     

     1765- The British Parliament passes The Stamp Act 

     

     1829- The Borders of Greece are established by the London Protocol 

     

     1871- North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden is removed by impeachment 

     

     1872- Illinois requires gender equality in employment 

     

     1894- the first Stanley Cup

     

     1945- The Arab League is founded

     

     1960- The first patent for a laser is awarded

     

     1972- The ERA is sent to the states

     

     1978- Karl Wallenda dies after a fall from a tight rope in Puerto Rico

     

    1993- Intel ships the first Pentium Chips

     

     1997- Tara Lipinski becomes youngest World Figure Skating Champ

     

     2006- 3 CPT Hostages are freed by British Forces

  15. March 21 Through the Years   

      1788- A Fire in New Orleans destroys much of the city

     

      1804- The Code Napoleon is adopted in France

     

      1861- CSA VP Alexander Stephens gives the Cornerstone Speech

     

      1871- Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

     

      1871- Henry Morton Stanley begins his search for David Livingstone

     

      1946- The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington 

     

      1952- Alan Freed presents the 1st Rock and Roll Concert

     

      1963- Alcatraz closes

     

      1965- MLK leads Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery

     

      1980- Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of the Moscow Olympics

     

      1986- Debi Thomas wins the World Figure Skating Championship

     

      1990- Namibia becomes independent from South Africa

     

       2006- Twitter was founded

     

     

  16. March Quiz 2017 #7 What is Beatles drummer Ringo Starr's real name?!

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. 100GFB
    3. Nadine

      Nadine

      Richard Starkey? IDK that's the name that popped into my head

    4. JPPT1974

      JPPT1974

      You are right Nadine. As he is called by his stage name due to liking rings. Notice his hands!

  17. R.I.P. Chuck Berry, one of the greatest. For those that want to check some of his catalog now, "Chuck Berry Is On Top" was arguably his best album. It contained all his big hits from Johnny B. Goode to Little Queenie, Carol, Almost Grown, Maybellene, etc etc. 

     

    Sadly, CD copies of Chuck Berry Is On Top are relatively difficult to come across. The album has been out of print for a long time. Amazon sells CD-R versions, which I do own a recent copy. Basically, it's legal for them to press CD-R versions of out-of-print albums and sell them for inflated prices over 20 dollars. It comes with a booklet and all the art is printed on nice paper, but one look at the back of the disc clearly shows that it's a CD-R and not the real thing. 

     

    Chuck's best album in print, happens to be his debut record 'After School Session'. Maybellene is on this album and was later included on 'Chuck Berry Is On Top'.

     

    My favorite Chuck Berry song was 'Little Queenie' and this video of him dancing is a glory to see, watch how he moves his legs back and forth. 

     

     

    Who covered Chuck Berry the best??? IMO, the Rolling Stones and no one else. 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' featured two Chuck Berry covers. The one of Little Queenie was gorgeous. There are times when listening to Kieth Richards' rhythm style of playing where he can actually fool the listener into the thinking it's really Chuck Berry you're listening to. Only reason I take the Stones over any other covers is because of that. No other guitar player mastered Chuck's style better than Kieth Richards. 

     

     

     

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Chuck Berry was around forever like BB King. It really is sad to see him go. Now only Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis remain living from that old era, and as for the Blues, we got Otis Rush and Buddy Guy still with us (Buddy who has now been grandfathered into that role of "king of the Blues" since BB passed).

       

      Chuck Berry outlived BB King, that was a surprise to me. I thought he was a few years younger.

       

      I imagine for your father, he was the coolest thing in the world back then. Just watching videos of Chuck Berry is a great pleasure. 

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Worth noting; Chuck Berry's 12 bar blues style of rhythm playing rocker songs is so influential. You hear it in practically everything. While he didn't invent the 12 bar blues, he certainly influenced how it's used - fast paced for a rocker. 

       

      The Rolling Stones used his style of 12 bar blues rockers a lot. Even Bowie's Suffragette City uses the 12 bar straight out of the playbook. 

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Thanks for starting this status update on Chuck Berry Bogie. I have a great deal of respect for the diversity of your historical musical knowledge across a variety of genres. I sincerely mean that. I'm not exaggerating either. 

       

      I appreciate that nugget you shared on how Berry's death affected your father too Jules. 

  18. March 20 Through the Years 

      1602- The Dutch East India Company is created

     

      1760- The Great Boston Fire of 1760

     

      1852- Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published

     

      1854- The Republican Party is formed

     

      1915- Einstein publishes his Theory Of Relativity 

     

      1922-The USS Langley, the first American Aircraft Carrier, is commissioned 

      

       1923- Pablo Picasso's first US Show opens in Chicago

     

       1942- MacArthur makes his "I Shall Return" speech

      

       1952- The Peace Treaty with Japan is ratified by the Seante

     

       1985- Libby Riddles wins the Iditarod 

      

       1987- The FDA approves AZT

     

        1993- Imelda Marcos goes on trial for Bribery, Embezzlement, and Racketeering 

       

        1999- The first Legoland on American Soil opens

     

         2000- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin( H. Rap Brown) is arrested for the murder of two Atlanta Area Law Enforcement Officers

     

        2003- The United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland invade Iraq

      

        

  19. March Madness is the best thing ever.

  20. March 19 Through the Years   

      1563- The Edict of Ambrose gives some religious rights to the Hugenots

     

      1687- Robert Cavelier de LaSalle is murdered by his men

     

      1885- The North West Rebellion begins in Canada

     

      1895- Augusta and Louis Lumiere records footage on their Cinematograph

     

      1918- The US Congress established Time Zones and Dayloght Savings Time

     

      1920- The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles

     

      1931- Gamble no is legalized in Nevada

     

      1954- The first Boxing Match televised in color takes place

     

      1966- Texas Western wins the National Title

     

      1979- CSpan begins broadcating

     

      1987- Jim Bakker resigns as the head of The PTL Club

    1. 100GFB

      100GFB

      Keep it coming PT!

  21. Breaking News..one of the pioneers of rock and roll Chuck Berry dies at 90! May he RIP!

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. JPPT1974
    3. 100GFB

      100GFB

      Love that "Back to the Future".  " Chuck this is your cousin Marvin, listen to this...."

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Yeah, that 'Back To Future' scene was very well done & it stills holds up well today 100GFB. 

       

      I know I was deeply saddened when I first heard about his passing. 

       

       

  22. March 18 Through the Years 

      AD 37- The Roman Sente makes Caligula Caesar

     

      1741- The New York Conspiracy of 1741 begins

     

      1766- The British Parlaiment repeals The Stamp Act

     

       1850- American Express Founded

     

       1874- Hawaii signs an exclusive Trade Treaty with the USA

     

       1915- The Battle of Gallipoli

     

       1925- The Tri-State Tornado hits Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. The Southern Half of Princeton is devastated 

     

     1937- The New London Explosion

     

      1938- Pemex created

     

      1940- Hitler and Mussolini met and agree to form an alliance against Great Britian and France

     

      1942- The War Relocation Authority is established 

     

      1959- The Hawaiian Admission Act is passed

     

      

      

     

  23. Earlier
  24. Go Lady Irish Go

     

     Up Next: Purdue

  25. The Butler did it !!

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      It's so difficult to find competent help these days isn't it? Just joking! 

  26. March 17 Through the Years

      Happy St. Patric's Day

     

       180- Marcus Aurelius dies

     

      1776- The Siege of Boston is ended

     

      1941- FDR opens the National Gallery of Art

     

      1958- The Vanguard I Satellite is launched

     

      1960- Eisenhower signs paper that will lead to the Bay of Pigs 

     

      1968- 6,000 sheep are found dead in Skull Valley, Utah; the deaths were from nerve toxin testing

     

      1992- Apartheid in South Africa is ended by a referendum which passed by a 68.7 to 31.2 vote

     

      2000- 530 members of the Ugandan Cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Comandments of God Die in an episode of a Mass Murder/Suicide

    1. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Happy ST. Patty's to you PT!

    2. 100GFB

      100GFB

      Happy Patty Day to you PT!

  27. Why do I think you you like this song?

     

     

    1. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      Or this?

       

       

    2. NFLfan

      NFLfan

      Yes, I like both very much. How did you know?

       

      Thank you. :)

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Not to intrude on your musical moment with NFLfan RR7, but it's impossible not to listen to 'Oh What A Night' & shimmy your hips in your computer chair & do some serious karaoke man.  

       

      The high pitched chorus is what does it. And best of all, nobody got kicked in a certain area to hit that high note either. Yes, I went there. Sorry about that. It's who I am. It's what I do humor wise. 

       

      Catchy tune though.  

       

  28. I felt like listening to some music from our neighbors up north....feel free to add...no Beiber PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    1. Show previous comments  49 more
    2. TheRustonRifle#7

      TheRustonRifle#7

      "Ohio" is the antithesis of music and free speech transcending the morally unacceptable demon known as intolerance.....If intolerance is allowed to reign, freedom and the right to pursuit of happiness is denied...I know other protest songs preceded this but few had the bite, imho.

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      "Lay it on the line, lay it on the line, lay it on the line...Don't waste my time" Oh yeah...

       

      "You know I love you; you know it's true" RR7 & I won't 'waste your precious time' LOL! 

       

      I know; I know keep my day job. Ha! Ha! 

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Speaking of the Canadian powerhouse that is RUSH, I was waiting to use this tremendous 'Closer To The Heart' cover for an upcoming movie review, but the number is so good, it literally can be played down or used more than once.

       

       

      Jesus, I wish I was this talented, but alas, SW1 is not. Oh well, so be it. I've always had a solid ear though, which counts in the long run I suppose. 

       

       

  29. March 16 Through the Years   

     1621- Samoset visits the Pilgrims for the first time

     

     1802- The Army Corps of Egineers is created

     

      1916- American Forces led by "Black Jack" Pershing joins the hunt for Pancho Villa

     

      1935- Hiltler orders the rearmament of Germany breaking The Treaty of Versailles 

      

      1958- The 50 Millionth Automobile is produce by the Ford Motor Company

     

      1968- The My Lai Massacre

     

      1978- Former Italian PM Aldo Moro is kidnapped

     

      1984- CIA station chief William Buckley is kidnapped is Beirut

     

      1985- AP Newsman Terry Anderson is kidnapped

     

      1988- Oliver North and John Poindexter are indicted for conspiracy for their roles in the Iran Contra Scandal

      

      1995- Mississippi formally ratified the 13th Amendment

  30. Kudos to GM Chris Ballard for planning his work and working his plan in free agency !!

  1. Load more activity

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.