Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mitch Ryder

William S. Levise, Jr (born 26 February 1945), known better by his stage name Mitch Ryder, is an American musician who has recorded more than two dozen albums during more than four decades. In 1978 Ryder came out and released the overtly gay solo album How I Spent My Vacation.

Ryder is noted for his gruff, wailing singing style and his dynamic stage performances. He was influenced by his father, a musician. As a teenager, Ryder sang backup with a Black soul-music group known as the Peps, but racial animosities interfered with his continued presence in the group.

Ryder formed his first band (Tempest) when he was in high school, and the group... 

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Randy Houser Fix

I'm sure you know some of the best rock music nowadays is put to country lyrics and found on the country charts. This song is a good example, but Randy Houser is no one-trick pony when it comes to musical styles, plus, he writes them, plays a mean guitar and delivers in a voice blessed with spine-chilling accuracy and emotion.

On YouTube, How Country Feels

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Derek Jarman (1942-1994)

In both his films and his writings, Derek Jarman's explicit project was to celebrate gay sexuality and imagine a place for it in English culture.

Jarman was born in Northwood, England, into a middle-class, Royal Air Force family, and his early life was spent on military bases and at public school. At his father's insistence,

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Great Pick-up Lines from Great Films

Love is in the air. Chocolates and flowers will abound, and here's some never-fail come-on phrases taken from feature films...

Hollywood Pick-up Lines, courtesy of FLAVORWIRE

Monday, February 11, 2013

Memorial Tribute 2013 Grammy Awards Show

Thank god somebody always posts this on YouTube, because the Grammy folks run it by you so fast during the broadcast there's no way to absorb the names and accomplishments of all those who have passed since last year's show.

You'd think an artist like Doc Watson might deserve a page to himself. Or how about the guy who developed vinyl records? Or Hal David, the wordsmith to all those great Burt Bacharach songs? Or Earl Scruggs? All he did was develop a new way to play an instrument, which became the key element in what we now call bluegrass. Couldn't he have a few more seconds on the screen by himself, so the audience could show their appreciation?

Oh, well, give me a reason to gripe and I'll jump on it every time.

Here's the tribute on YouTube, where you can pause to read the names of those who died.

Grammy Memorial Tribute 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coffee Enemas 4 Times Dailly

Read the article at HEALTH AIM if you wish...

and then consider taking psyllium caplets (the main ingredient used in Metamucil) instead. Much less invasive, and more importantly, far less time-consuming.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Jasper Say 020913

Like the human soul, a caterpillar, just a lowly worm, eventually becomes frustrated with his restrictions and morphs into the butterfly, taking wing to fulfill his destiny. The jungle man says "oongawah!"