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“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw
- Today’s Podcast is a great music club show from my days with Cool Fm with an Anagram and great music to light up your ears…..
The dreadful events of yesterday’s tragedy in Norway gradually unfolded over the day and the answers are still being sought to the dreadful questions that needed to be asked. Just the logistics of getting help to the people on the island were difficult. The journalists seem to have been present well before the police and I think there will be many meetings to decide why this madman went on the rampage.Whatever the future reveals his handbook he left shows a very clear plan of action which he’d been planning since 2002.
I felt very sad when I heard of the death of Amy Winehouse. I have often said how I felt she was a troubled soul yet I really liked her music. If you’ve never faced an audience you won’t know the mixed emotions of euphoria and fear. You want to give of your best and yet there is the fear of failure.She seemed to have had a very difficult personal life. My friend Tony Hiller is a friend of the family and has often told me of the nicer side of Amy Winehouse that the public rarely heard about.
There is a very disturbing article revealing what scientists are up to in Britain. It would appear they have been trying to create monsters. Here’s the link.
With all the talk of David Haye and the Klitchko Brothers I’d never even heard of Tyson Fury or Dereck Chisora who fought for the British heavyweight Championship last night. Two very contrasting boxers with Chisora looking like a plumper Haye and Fury more in the Klitchko mould. The two were very different in every part of their lifestyle with Chisora driving the flashy cars and Fury living the life of a traveller. Neither fighter had been twelve rounds before and Chisora was throwing the big haymakers whereas Fury was busy with his jab.
I didn’t see it but the reports tell us that Amir Khan had another good day at the office in his fight in Las Vegas.
“That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t
know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the
young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice
clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she
has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her
The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned
WHAT ARE GRANDPARENTS?(Taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds) You’ll love it:
Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people’s.
A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!
Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.
When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
They show us and talk to us about the colors of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on ‘cracks.’
They don’t say, ‘Hurry up.’
Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
They wear glasses and funny underwear.
They can take their teeth and gums out.
Grandparents don’t have to be smart.
They have to answer questions like ‘Why isn’t God married?’ and ‘How come dogs chase cats?’
When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us..
They know we should have snack time before bed time, and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.
A 6-YEAR-OLD WAS ASKED WHERE HIS GRANDMA LIVED. ”OH,” HE SAID, ”SHE LIVES AT THE AIRPORT, AND WHEN WE WANT HER, WE JUST GO GET HER. THEN WHEN WE’RE DONE HAVING HER VISIT, WE TAKE HER BACK TO THE AIRPORT.”
GRANDPA IS THE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH! HE TEACHES ME GOOD THINGS, BUT I DON’T GET TO SEE HIM ENOUGH TO GET AS SMART AS HIM!
It’s funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.
1847 – Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah. They still manage to knock on my door in their smart suits
1923 – The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland. Good
1948 – Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day. So did the Cold War
1956 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946. A great duo
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean. Phew!
1974 – The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.Intrigue
1987 – Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak. Amazing
1964, A riot broke out during a Rolling Stones gig at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, after Keith Richards aims a kick at a yob who was spitting at the group. Two policemen and 30 fans were injured and the damage is estimated at over £4,000. It is very difficult not to empathise with Keith Richards. Spitting is offensive
1965, The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. I think I prefer the Byrds version
1967, All four Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein signed a petition printed in The Times newspaper calling for the legalisation of marijuana. Musicians aren’t the best to give advice in this area
1967, The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation (TM) they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London. TM involved the silent repetition of a word or sound to produce a state of mind that reduces stress, calms the mind, and energizes both mind and body. The Maharishi invited The Beatles to travel with him to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend more lectures. They accepted his invitation. Whether he was a conman or not it the Maharishi is an interesting part of the Beatles story. In the event of modern therapies did the Beatles miss an opportunity
1969, Paul McCartney recorded a demo of his new song ‘Come and Get It’ at Abbey Road studios in London. McCartney gave the song to The Iveys, (soon to become known as Badfinger). The song was later used as the theme for the movie The Magic Christian. The Beatles also recorded ‘Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard’ for their forthcoming Abbey Road album. I liked Badfinger and we were all very interested in all the Beatle related developments
1971, Paul Revere and the Raiders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Indian Reservation’. Was it better than Don Fardon?
1972, Bobby Ramirez drummer with Edger Winters White Trash was killed after becoming involved in a brawl in a Chicago bar. The fight started after comments were made about the length of his hair.What an awful waste of a life
1974, George McCrae was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1.What happened to Gwen McCrae?
1976, Status Quo, The Strawbs, Hawkwind, Curved Air and Budgie all appeared at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales. Good show
1976, The Beach Boys ’20 Golden Greats’ album started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. I bought it
1976, The Manhattans started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’, the group’s only US No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.Very nice track
1976, Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” and was Elton’s first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee when she was working as a backing singer. John would later re-record the song with RuPaul for his 1993 ‘Duets’ album. Great track
1977, Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced ‘I Feel Love’. The disco diva’s only UK chart topper.I love most of her music.
1978, The Robert Stigwood film ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, was released, featuring The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton.Did it do anything?
1980, Peter Sellers, actor, singer, died of a heart attack. (1956 UK No.9 single ‘Ying Tong Song’ with The Goons, 1960 UK No.4 single ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, with Sophia Loren, 1965 UK No.14 single ‘A Hard Day’s Night’).He was also an accomplished mimic and is acknowledged as presenting the first impression of Michael Caine. Not a lot of people know that!
1982, Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also No.1 in the UK. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.I love this song and I admit I am a Rocky Bilboa fan
1984, The Rev. C.L. Franklin died, (father of soul singer Aretha Franklin). Franklin who was an American Baptist minister as well as a Civil Rights activist had been in a coma since 1979 after being shot by burglars at his home in Detroit.This must have influenced Aretha’s career
1993, U2 started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Zooropa’ the Irish bands fourth US No.1.Great sounds
1993, UB40 started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love. Elvis Presley had the first hit with the song, in 1961. Nice contrast from the original version
1997, Police gave Oasis singer Liam Gallagher a formal caution after he admitted criminal damage following an incident with a cyclist in Camden, north London. Gallagher had grabbed the rider from the window of his chauffeur driven car and broken the man’s Ray-Bans sunglasses. Ridiculous yobbish unnecessary behaviour
1999, Phil Collins married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed marketing consultant Orianne Cevey in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.One more night?
2000, Ronan Keating was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’, the Irish singers 2nd UK No.1.Nice man who recently completed a wonderful fund-raising walk
2002, A garden centre was sued over claims it killed a collection of the late singer Freddie Mercury’s prized koi fish. Mercury’s former partner, Mary Austin who inherited the Japanese koi collection claimed 84 fish died when the electricity powering a temporary pond was accidentally turned off by a worker from Clifton Nurseries, of Maida Vale, West London. At the time of Mercury’s death he had amassed one of the best collections of the fish in the UK. One koi can be worth £250,000.This whole story sounded a bit fishy to me
2007, Beyonce tripped down twelve stairs while performing “Ring the Alarm” on tour in Orlando, Florida. Video from the night of the concert captured her stepping on her trench coat and then tumbling head-first down twelve steps at the Amway Arena appeared within hours on YouTube. You can’t do anything without a video going on YouTube
2008, Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after smashing a photographer’s camera. The 29-year-old lost his temper with news agency employee Catherine Mead when she followed him around Crewkerne, Somerset, in August 2007. Yeovil Magistrates’ Court heard how he grabbed the camera and broke the lens, he was ordered to pay £918.27 in compensation to Ms Mead. I don’t like Doherty but I can see why he did what he did. The press are too pushy
1942, Heinz Burt, bass, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single ‘Telstar’). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. He died on 7th April 2000.
1944, Jim Armstrong, Them, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.24 single ‘Here Comes The Night’).
1947, Alan Whitehead, drummer, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’, 1970 US No.10 single, ‘Reflections Of My Life’).
1970, Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress, (2001 UK No.1 single ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing’, 2001 US No.1 single ‘I’m Real’).