You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. – Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success. – Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680
The day’s Podcast is always an interesting journey with the story of the day’s music over the years…..and there are some very interesting stories about the music of the day. 1967, During an appearance by Jimi Hendrix on ‘Top Of The Pops’, a technician put on the backing track of Alan Price’s ‘Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear’, to which Hendrix responded ‘I don’t know the words to this one man.’
NOT SO LUCKY LOOKY MEN
In twenty random raids, a total of 65 people have been arrested in Torrevieja, all accused of crimes of audiovisual piracy, seizing illegally copied CD´s, DVD´s and a range of computer equipment, as part of a crack down on intellectual property in the area.
Those arrested were brought before court number 2 in Torrevieja, where a full investigation is now being carried out. Additional arrests have not been ruled out by investigators who are seeking to crack down on so called “looky, looky” street traders who sell the illegally copied and distributed materials.
A mobile exhibition featuring the works of Antonio Gaudí visited Torrevieja this week, allowing children and visitors to marvel at some of the architecture and artwork of one of Spain´s most famous artists.
Visiting until Saturday 31st March, trips to the exhibition had been organised by local schools, enriching their educational experience with some of th cultural history of the works of an artist famous for the overall look of locations such as Barcelona, as well as one of the fountains in Torrevieja centre.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an
entire class. That class had insisted that Gordon Brown’s socialism
worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class
on Gordon’s plan”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will
receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an
A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and
more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied
little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who
studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard
decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame
and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study
for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that
socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great,
the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the
reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2013 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all
applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the
wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government
does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work
because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the
other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody
else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the
end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finished a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. There would be others
1814 – The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris. They’d had enough of him..
1822 – Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 – Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 – About 5,000 “Border Ruffians” from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature. It was the first election in Kansas. Notice the use of the word ruffians.
1858 – Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil. I bet he made a few bob
1867 – The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars. Was this enough I ask myself…
1909 – In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against meagre pay for government jobs. Good for them
1936 – Britain announced a naval construction program of 38 warships. A sound investment
1972 – The British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland. Let the Irish govern Ireland
1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” was bought for $39.85 million. Not worth such stupid money
1994 – Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end their war in Croatia while Bosnian Muslims and Serbs continued to fight each other.This has always been a bad area
The Day’s Music Events 30th March
1957, Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock ‘n’ Roll era to write his own number one hit when ‘Party Doll’ topped the US singles chart. Good.
1963, The Chiffons started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘He’s So Fine’, which was a No.16 UK hit. In 1971 George Harrison was taken to court accused of copying the song on his 1970 ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ordered to pay £345,000 to the writers.I couldn’t see the connection and I like both songs independently of one another
1963, 16 year-old Lesley Gore recorded her breakthrough hit, ‘It’s My Party.’ The song produced by Quincy Jones went on to be a US No.1.She is still touring
1967, During an appearance by Jimi Hendrix on ‘Top Of The Pops’, a technician put on the backing track of Alan Price’s ‘Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear’, to which Hendrix responded ‘I don’t know the words to this one man.’ It wasn’t quite Hendrix
1967, The photo session took place at Chelsea Manor studios in London with Michael Cooper for the cover of The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s’ album. This album cover is regarded highly by music critics
1974, John Denver went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sunshine On My Shoulders’, the singers first of four US No.1′s. Denver was killed in a plane crash on 12th October 1997.He is sadly missed
1976, The Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 club, London, they begin a weekly residency at the club in June.
1985, Phil Collins No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘One More Night’, his second US No.1- No.4 in the UK.Great song
1991, Chesney Hawks started a five-week run at the UK No.1 position with his debut single ‘The One And Only. The song was featured in the film ‘Buddy’s Song’ in which he appeared with Roger Daltrey. The song was written by 80s singer Nik Kershaw. I hadn’t realised who’d written the song
2000, Rolling Stone Mick Jagger made a nostalgic visit to his old school. He opened the new arts centre that had been named after him at Dartford Grammar. The singer said he had spent the worst years of his life at the school.We all change during our lifetime
2003, Room 5 & Oliver Cheatham started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Make Luv.’ The track was used in TV ads for Lynx deodorant, and was a reworking of Oliver Cheatham’s 1983 hit ‘Get Down Saturday Night’. I did like that track
. 2004, Timi Yuro, died from throat cancer aged 62. Was just 18 years old when she reached No.4 on the US charts in 1961 with ‘Hurt.’This is a superb song
2007, a man was arrested by police and detained under the Mental Health Act after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney’s mansion, screaming: “I must get to him.” The middle-aged man burst through security patrols into McCartney’s isolated Sussex estate; guards who feared an assassination attempt were scrambled to intercept him as he sped towards the front door. He was finally halted by trees and a fence just yards from Sir Paul’s six-bedroom home at Peasmarsh. What a weird event this was
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1913, Frankie Laine, singer
1930, Rolf Harris, singer, artist, TV presenter, (1963 US No.3 single ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport’, 1969 UK No.1 single ‘Two Little Boys’ and 1993 UK No.7 ‘Stairway To Heaven’).
1942, Graeme Edge, drums, Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 single ‘Go Now’ & 1968 UK No.19 & 1972 US No.2 single ‘Nights In White Satin’).
1945, Eric Clapton, guitarist, singer, songwriter, The Roosters, Casey Jones and the Engineers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, (1967 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’). Derek and the Dominoes (1972 UK No.7 single ‘Layla’). Solo, 1974 US No.1 single ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, 1992 UK No.5 & US No.25 single ‘Tears in Heaven’).
1950 Dave Ball, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’).
1954, Lena Lovich, US singer, (1979 UK No.3 single ‘Lucky Number’).
1955, Randy VanWarmer, singer, songwriter, (1979 US No.4 & UK No.8 single ‘Just When I Needed You Most’). He died of leukaemia on January 12th 2004.
1962, MC Hammer, (Stanley Kirk Burrell), 1990 US No.1 album ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em’, record-breaking 21 weeks at the Top of the chart.1990 UK No.3 single ‘U Can’t Touch This’.
1964, Tracy Chapman, singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No.5 & US No.6 single ‘Fast Car’, 1988 US & UK No.1 self-titled debut album).
1968, Celine Dion, French, Canadian singer, (1994 US No.1 single ‘The Power Of Love’, 1998 UK No.1 single ‘My Heart Will Go On’, plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles, won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland, in 1988.
1979, Norah Jones, US singer, (2002 US & UK Grammy award winning No.1 album ‘Come Away With Me’, plus two other No.1 albums).