Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monster Mash’, it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive
The weather was very hot again and we had a nice lazy morning followed by a swim… which was a bit difficult. It is very difficult to swim in a cold pool and the difference in the swimming experience between the really hot days of August and September and now is obvious. It is certainly hot sitting out of the water but it is nippy in it!
Southampton certainly did well yesterday scoring eight goals against Sunderland. They seemed to have sold most of their better players at the end of last year. Liverpool’s band of rich young men were awful in the first half against Queen’s Park Rangers. Most worthwhile soccer pundits have realised Liverpool will win little silverware this year. They will probably not go far in the Champions League and they would seem to have had all their luck last year created by their star player Luis Suarez. I can see why he wanted to leave the club. Since his departure something is lacking- The team has no bite!
Rahim Sterling is fatigued. As a 19 year old he finds playing two games of football a week for lottery- winning money tiring. I think I understand………. No! I don’t! Mining is tiring! Deep sea trawling is tiring! Teaching is tiring! Caring for patients is tiring! Looking after the family is tiring! You would never have heard such a comment from previous Liverpool players. Watching Liverpool is tiring!
After watching 45 minutes of tripe Liverpool played better in the second half and grabbed a fortunate goal before losing the advantage with a minute to go. The air was blue as we went into extra time. First I was happy as we went ahead then I was furious as QPR drew level. I was heading out of the house as Liverpool snatched the winner. At least you could not say Liverpool have been boring this year! Remember Middlesborough and the penalties? All this and Real Madrid on Wednesday!
Pass The Butter …. Please.
This is interesting . … . Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings….
DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?
Read on to the end…gets very interesting! Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.
And now, for Margarine..
Very High in Trans fatty acids.
Triples risk of coronary heart disease …
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..
Lowers quality of breast milk
Decreases immune response.
Decreases insulin response.
And here’s the most disturbing fact… HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT
These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).
Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:
* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
* it does not rot or smell differently because it has nonutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?
Share This With Your Friends…..(If you want to butter them up’)!
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
World Events 20th October
1740 – Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. How daft was that unless, of course, she’d been properly trained for the job!
1818 – The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.
1873 – A Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum.
1935 – Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters. The public transport system had not been up to scratch for much of the journey
1944 – Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 – During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
1947 – Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry.
1952 – The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began in Kenya. I studied this in my first degree learning about Jomo Kenyatta and I learnt a little Swahili along the way. Jambo san wei wei unagwendi wapa!
1968 – Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. I remember it well with the accompanying press frenzy…
1993 – Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit the violence in their programs. I think he has been proven correct. There’s none so blind as those who won’t see….
1995 – Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.
2003 – A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt. He wasn’t wearing a safety helmet and he hadn’t filled in the appropriate form.He’d also not worn rubber gloves 5678/654
The Day’s Music Events 20th October
1955, Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland. Oh my giddy Aunt…can you imagine the gig?
The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself. I loved these early Roy Orbison classics and he was a real comfort to adolescent teenagers….
1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool and tonight they appeared at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. I know both these venues and have great memories of them…
1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monster Mash’, it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive. This is the type of reference to show how society has changed. I heard a song on the radio today with virtually every sexual innuendo under the sun!
1968, Cream and Deep Purple appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California. This was another class gig I would like to have attended.
1969, The Who played the first of six nights at New York’s Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from ‘Tommy.’ I loved the album and I wonder how good was the live version.
1973, Queen appeared on the ‘In concert’ show on UK BBC Radio One.
1973, The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Angie’, the group’s 7th US chart topper. A No.5 hit in the UK. I love this song written by Jagger and Richards.
1979, Herb Alpert No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rise’, giving the co founder of A&M records his second US No.1-No.13 in the UK. I liked this but it was a little on the slow side.
1983, American country and western singer, songwriter, Merle Travis died of a heart attack aged 65. Acknowledged as one of the most influential American guitarist’s of the twentieth century. Wrote ‘Sixteen Tons’ 1955 US No.1 for Ernie Ford.
1984, Wham! started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Freedom’, the duo’s second No.1.
2003, a jury found Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy guilty of assaulting a nightclub worker.
2005, Michael Jackson received a jury summons at his Neverland ranch in California four months after he was acquitted on child molestation charges.
2006, George Michael openly smoked a cannabis joint during an interview on a TV show. The singer was filmed backstage at in Madrid, Spain where the drug is legal. Michael said “It’s the only drug I’ve ever thought worth taking, this stuff keeps me sane and happy. But it’s not very healthy,”…If he admits it’s not healthy he knows he can only be damaging himself with it. A perfect example to others.
Birthday Boys and Girls
1890, Jelly Roll Morton, US pianist, arranger, bandleader, the first great composer in jazz, died 10th July 1941.
1939,, Jay Siegel, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’).
1940, Kathy Kirby, UK singer, (1963 UK No.4 single ‘Secret Love’).
1942,, John Carter, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single ‘Tossing and Turning’).
1951,, Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’).