Sunday, September 30, 2007

Please keep this circulating.




All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if its to one more person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer. In honor of anyone you know that has battled or is battling cancer. A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle. Please Keep This Candle Going, this one I do ask that you send on!


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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Escape by Metallica


Feel no pain, but my life ain't easy
I know I'm my best friend
No one cares, but I'm so much stronger
I'll fight until the end
To escape from the true false world
Undamaged destiny
Can't get caught in the endless circle
Ring of stupidity

Out of my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

Rape my mind and destroy my feelings
Don't tell my what to do
I don't care now, 'cause I'm on my side
And I can see through you
Feed my brain with your so called standards
Who says that I ain't right
Break away from your common fashion
See through your blurry sight

Out of my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

See they try to bring the hammer down
No damn chains can hold me to the ground
Life is for my own to live my own way

Saturday, September 22, 2007

DWS- I’m looking forward to it.

Hopefully there are performances like this one.





Thank you, Lexus

I want to thank Lexus for their commercial featuring Diana Krall. It brought her to my attention. And today I bought her Greatest Hits. Love them. Jazz piano I usually don't go for, but I was in the mood for jazz and saw her CD. I'm in a mellow mood.









Friday, September 21, 2007

Well I’ve think I’ve figured it out.

Current mood: relieved
Category: Life

I listen to a lot of music and relate it to my life. Last night, going though some of my vinyl (yes, I still have hundreds of them) I came across Jethro Tull's Greatest Hits. It brought back memories, and I think this song gave me the reason for why I've been so moody. I wouldn't be surprised if some of you have never heard it. But the last line gives me hope. Peace

"Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die"

The old Rocker wore his hair too long,
wore his trouser cuffs too tight.
Unfashionable to the end --- drank his ale too light.
Death's head belt buckle --- yesterday's dreams ---
the transport caf' prophet of doom.
Ringing no change in his double-sewn seams
in his post-war-babe gloom.

Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die.

He once owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph Bonneville.
Counted his friends in burned-out spark plugs
and prays that he always will.
But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys
all of his mates are doing time:
married with three kids up by the ring road
sold their souls straight down the line.
And some of them own little sports cars
and meet at the tennis club do's.
For drinks on a Sunday --- work on Monday.
They've thrown away their blue suede shoes.

Now they're too old to Rock'n'Roll and they're too young to die.

So the old Rocker gets out his bike
to make a ton before he takes his leave.
Up on the A1 by Scotch Corner
just like it used to be.
And as he flies --- tears in his eyes ---
his wind-whipped words echo the final take
and he hits the trunk road doing around 120
with no room left to brake.

And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll but he was too young to die.
No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to die.



Thursday, September 20, 2007

I’m in another grumpy mood.

Current mood: aggravated

I just heard Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler). I cannot agree more with those lyrics. Right now some things (people) are making me wanna holler Go F*** Yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I took out the dah, dah, dah's.

Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
Fore we see it you take it
Oh, make you wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
This ain't livin',
This ain't livin'
No, no baby, this ain't livin'
No, no, no
Inflation no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is
I can't pay my taxes
Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we're heading
Oh, make me wanna holler
They don't understand

Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Who are they to judge us
Simply cause we wear
our hair long

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Karma can be a bitch!

Who would have thunk it? O.J. is back in the news. I was one of the people who thought that he got away with murder. LITERALLY! Now he could be facing some time. What comes around goes around.

1994


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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Thank goodness for recordings................

If Janis Joplin had broken into the music industry today, she wouldn't have made it. Sex sells. Record companies aren't looking for talent;Look at who they push at the youth as pop- no-talent posers like Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and her sister Ashley, etc.

This is a great version of "Summertime". The trumpet and clarinet intro anticipating her powerful voice mingle perfectly with the sad sweetness of the first minor chords of the guitar.

One of the few songs you can listen to over and over, year after year without ever getting tired of it.
And the lyrics are so simple, and yet so intense.

Timeless grace.
Hey all you young ones out there, listen to that emotion. Rare that you hear that from female singers nowadays.





Summertime, time, time,
Child, the living's easy.
Fish are jumping out
And the cotton, Lord,
Cotton's high, Lord - so high.

Your daddy's rich
And your ma is so good-looking, babe.
She's a-looking good now.
Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby.
No, no, no,
Don't you cry, don't you cry.

One of these mornings
You're gonna rise, rise up singing.
You're gonna spread your wings, child,
And take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky.

But until that morning,
Honey, nothing's going to harm you now,
No, no, no no, no no, no...
Don't you cry -- cry.

Ingrid downgraded to a Tropical Depression

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Tropical Depression Ingrid Advisory Number 17

Issued at: 10:32 AM AST 9/16/07 (gateway).




Ingrid maintaining 35 mph winds,

Interests in the northern leeward islands should monitor the progress of ingrid.

At 1100 am ast, 1500z, the center of tropical depression ingrid was located near latitude 17.2 north, longitude 57.9 west or about 260 miles, 415 km, east of the leeward islands.

The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph, 19 km/hr, but a turn back to the west-northwest is expected during the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, 55 km/hr, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24hours.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb, 29.71 inches.

Repeating the 1100 am ast position, 17.2 n, 57.9 w. Movement toward, west near 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 35 mph. Minimum central pressure, 1006 mb.

The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 500 pm ast.



National Weather Service

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tropical Storm Ingrid Forms

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Tropical Depression Ingrid Advisory Number 13

Issued at: 10:31 AM AST 9/15/07 (gateway).




Hostile winds aloft taking a toll on ingrid, reduced to a tropical depression with a few squalls,

At 1100 am ast, 1500z, the center of tropical depression ingrid was located near latitude 16.4 north, longitude 53.7 west or about 510 miles, 820 km, east of the lesser antilles.

The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph, 16 km/hr. A gradual turn to the northwest should begin in a day or so.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph, 55 km/hr, with higher gusts. Additional weakening is anticipated during the next 24 hours.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb, 29.71 inches.

Repeating the 1100 am ast position, 16.4 n, 53.7 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 35 mph. Minimum central pressure, 1006 mb.

The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 500 pm ast.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

It’s a 5 now.

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Hurricane Felix Advisory Number 13


Issued at: 10:31 AM EDT 9/3/07 (gateway).


Felix continues to move rapidly westward and remains a potentially catastrophic hurricane,
At 11 am edt, the government of nicaragua has issued a hurricane warning for nicaragua from puerto cabezas northward to the honduras/nicaragua border. A hurricane warning is also in effect for honduras from limon eastward to the honduras nicaragua border. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A hurricane watch is in effect for honduras west of limon, for the caribbean coast of guatemala, and for the entire coast of belize.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for jamaica and for grand cayman. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 24 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the western caribbean sea should closely monitor the progress of this potentially catastrophic hurricane.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
At 1100 am edt, 1500z, the center of hurricane felix was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 77.8 west or about 265 miles, 425 km, south-southwest of kingston jamaica and about 365 miles, 585 km, east of cabo gracias a dios on the nicaragua/honduras border.
Felix is moving toward the west near 21 mph, 33 km/hr, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track, the center of felix will be near the coasts of extreme northeastern nicaragua and northeastern honduras early on Tuesday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph, 260 km/hr, with higher gusts. Felix is a potentially catastrophic category five hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Fluctuations in intensity are common in major hurricanes, but felix is expected to maintain category four or five status through tonight and early Tuesday.
Although felix is an extremely powerful hurricane it has a very small wind field. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles, 45 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles, 185 km.
The minimum central pressure estimated from noaa hurricane hunter aircraft data is 940 mb, 27.76 inches.
Felix is expected to produce 5 to 8 inches of rain across northern honduras and northeastern nicaragua, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. These rains could produce life- threatening flash floods and mud slides.
Repeating the 1100 am edt position, 14.3 n, 77.8 w. Movement toward, west near 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 160 mph. Minimum central pressure, 940 mb.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 200 pm edt followed by the next complete advisory at 500 pm edt.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Here we go again.......... Felix

Atlantic Tropical Storm
Hurricane Felix Advisory Number 9


Issued at: 4:39 PM EDT 9/2/07 (gateway).


Felix continues to strengthen, now a category four hurricane,
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for jamaica and for grand cayman. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the central and western caribbean sea should closely monitor the progress of this system.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
At 500 pm edt, 2100z, the center of hurricane felix was located near latitude 13.6 north, longitude 72.0 west or about 440 miles, 710 km, southeast of kingston jamaica.
Felix is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph, 32 km/hr, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
Reports from an air force hurricane hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph, 220 km/hr, with higher gusts. Felix is a category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles, 185 km.
The minimum central pressure estimated from the aircraft data is 956 mb, 28.23 inches.
Felix is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over the guajira peninsula of northern colombia.
Repeating the 500 pm edt position, 13.6 n, 72.0 w. Movement toward, west-northwest near 20 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 140 mph. Minimum central pressure, 956 mb.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 800 pm edt followed by the next complete advisory at 1100 pm edt.
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What have we done? Song by White Lion - When The Children Cry & the lyrics



Little child
Dry your crying eyes
How can I explain
The fear you feel inside
´cause you were born
Into this evil world
Where man is killing man
and no one knows just why

What have we become
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
´cause when the children sings
The new world begins

Little child
You must show the way
To a better day
For all the young
´cause you were born
For the world to see
That we all can live
In light and peace

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world under god

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
´cause when the children sings
The new world begins

What have we become
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world under god

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
´cause when the children fight
Then we know it ain´t right
When the children break
Let them know we´re awake
´cause when the children sings
The new world begins