“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.”
” You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being — not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money — but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
It’s another beautiful day as I start my show with Cool FM 97.4 on the Costa Blanca and www.coolfm974.com
Veterans Day (serious)
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
- Father Dennis Edward O’Brian, USMC
Liverpool are putting us all through the mill again as managed to turn a brilliant start to the week against Chelsea into a really poor effort against Wigan and Stoke. Roy, this is not good enough for top 4 and you will lose Gerrard and Torres with performances like these.Spurs had a good win and Bolton had a close shave away at Wolves. Man City and Man Utd were a shade better than Liverpool.
England had a great win over Australia in the rugby union and, although Wales lost to South Africa I thought they played with enough passion and pride to win the game. Let’s get the weather forecast…..
22° C | 11° C
22° C | 11° C
18° C | 7° C
20° C | 7° C
19° C | 9° C
The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director,” she answered.
“Interesting,” the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.
After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her early 20′s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40′s, and a preacher when in her 60′s, and now in her 80′s, a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.”
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1832 – The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people. I bet the horse got a bit tired….
1851 – Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was first published in the U.S. I was spellbound by the film when I went to see it with my mum……
1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. She kept that quiet....
1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service. This was a fantastic step forward for communications in UK
1935 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946. Fair enough..
1940 – During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked. You can see where dislike for certain nationalities can come from...
1956 – The USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising. We were horrified by the news of what was happening as we greatly admired the football team…
1968 – Yale University announced it was going co-educational. This was a major step forward
1969 – Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL. Wow!
1972 – Blue Ribbon Sports became Nike. I’ll just tick that one..
1973 – Britain’s Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in 1992, and Princess Anne re-married.Great example…
1979 – U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1988 – Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
1994 – U.S. experts visited North Korea’s main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.
1960, Ray Charles No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Georgia On My Mind’, a No.24 hit in the UK. I loved his music and think he was a genius
1962, The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.When they came home there was a civic reception in Liverpool not long after
1967, a 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. All acts played two shows per night. I should think so…
1969, ‘Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week’s at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters. I played it 12 times non-stop at the Cabin before the punters had had enough
1975, Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour. They were brillliant and Roger Taylor came from Truro…1981, Queen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ‘Greatest Hits’ album.
1981, The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, a No.3 hit in the US. Another group of pretty fine musicians…
1987, T’Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘China In Your Hand’. The song’s title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it. I’ll go and do that in a few minutes….
1992, Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Keep The Faith’ their second UK No.1 LP. I saw them on TV recently and thought they are brilliant…
1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo in the mid-1980s, and she was working as his dermatologist’s assistant. The couple divorced on October 8, 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson with Rowe receiving an $8-million settlement.This was a weird business and I don’t really know whether it was an expensive publicity stunt……
1999, Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She’s The One / It’s Only Us’, his second UK No.1. ‘She’s The One’ was written by World Party leader Karl Wallinger. Williams scored six other chart toppers as a member of Take That. This is a truly fabulous recording…
2000, former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl narrowly missed death when a coach he was travelling on crashed. Limahl, (Chris Hamil), was on his way to perform at High Wycombe’s Swan Theatre when the vehicle caught fire. Phew!
2004, The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career. Time to get your ya yas out!
2004, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Vertigo’, the bands fifth UK No.1, taken from ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.Brilliant.
1936, Freddie Garrity, vocals, Freddie & The Dreamers. Died on 19th May 2006.
1938, Cornell Gunter, The Coasters, Gunter was murdered on 26th February 1990.
1954, , Alexander O’Neal, US singer