Monthly Archives: May 2019

And It’s Gonna Take a Long, Long Time

Rocketman (Based on a true fantasy.) Doesn’t that say it all? Elton John is a force of nature. His music and Bernie Taupin’s words have been part of the soundtrack of our lives since the early 70’s. I’ve never liked … Continue reading

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Imagine if This Video was Real

  There’s a video circulating the virtual world at the moment which is quite surprising, at least to those who did not realize that images of world leaders could be manipulated to say anything someone wants them to. According to … Continue reading

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The Reverse “Launch”

Songland There’s a ‘new’ reality TV show in town. It promises to match songwriters with recording stars, with an instant ‘launch’ on iTunes after the show airs. Now where have I heard that one before? Last night’s premiere had John … Continue reading

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The Who: Then and Now!

It took the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park (as seen on TV on the day of the concerts) on July 2nd, 2005 for me to realize that I still loved the music of The Who. These two songs … Continue reading

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The Failure of Diplomacy

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The Birth of Science: May 28, 585 BC

Solar Eclipse of Thales The Eclipse of Thales was a solar eclipse that was, according to The Histories of Herodotus, accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. If Herodotus’s account is accurate, this eclipse is the earliest recorded … Continue reading

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And the Winner is:

The Voice (Season 16) This is the post I intended to write last Wednesday after the finale. My premise was to compare the results (and subsequent celebrations) to American Idol which had its finale last Sunday. Because the winner was … Continue reading

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