Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1967, The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at Abbey Road studios in London
We had a lovely drive up to Valencia yesterday. The weather was wonderful and the city was a joy to behold. We saw our boys in their Kings Language Academy and then we had a fabulous day watching the midday mezclata with a huge number of Valencians and their visitors. We had a brilliant chinese meal in Chinatown and then went off to get some Churros and chocolate. The rest of the day was spent looking around the Science and technology park. I’ll add the photos later.
This is a real test given by Human Relations Departments at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and in their prospective employees.
There are 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper. Record your letter answers to each question.
1. When do you feel your best…
A) in the morning
B) during the afternoon and early evening
C) late at night
2. You usually walk…
A) fairly fast, with long steps
B) fairly fast, with little steps
C) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D) less fast, head down
E) very slowly
3. When talking to people you…
A) stand with your arms folded
B) have your hands clasped
C) have one or both your hands on your hips
D) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
4. When relaxing, you sit with..
A) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B) your legs crossed
C) your legs stretched out or straight
D) one leg curled under you
5. When something really amuses you, you react with…
A) big appreciated laugh
B) a laugh, but not a loud one
C) a quiet chuckle
D) a sheepish smile
6. When you go to a party or social gathering you…
A) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed
7. You’re working very hard, concentrating hard, and you’re interrupted…
A) welcome the break
B) feel extremely irritated
C) vary between these two extremes
8. Which of the following colors do you like most….
A) Red or orange
C) yellow or light blue
E) dark blue or purple
G) brown or gray
9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are…..
A) stretched out on your back
B) stretched out face down on your stomach
C) on your side, slightly curled
D) with your head on one arm
E) with your head under the covers
10. You often dream that you are…
B) fighting or struggling
C) searching for something or somebody
D) flying or floating
E) you usually have dreamless sleep
F) your dreams are always pleasant
1 (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e ) 1
10 (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1
Now add up the total number of points.
OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should “handle with care.” You’re seen as vain, self-centered, and extremely dominant.. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don’t always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.
51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality, a natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once, someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.
41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting, someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.
31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.
21 TO 30 POINTS:Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.
UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don’t exist. Some people think you’re boring. Only those who know you well, know that you aren’t.
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam. Was it called before then?
1808 – At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded. I’d be first fiddle
1820 – The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by U.S. President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory. No sitting on the fence here
1836 – The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers. My goodness they put up a brave fight
1854 – At the Washington Monument, several men stole the Pope’s Stone from the lapidarium. What on earth was this all about?
1857 – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens. Dreadful
1899 – Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser.Well done, boys
1939 – In Spain, Jose Miaja took over the Madrid government after a military coup and vowed to seek “peace with honor.” This is such sn interesting country
1944 – During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin. Allied planes dropped 2000 tons of bombs. Even though we were allies I still think the death toll was awful
1946 – Ho Chi Minh, the President of Vietnam, struck an agreement with France that recognized his country as an autonomous state within the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. Would he be happy with this?
1947 – Winston Churchill announced that he opposed British troop withdrawals from India.Turbulent times
1957 – The British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana. Nice to see developing countries
1960 – Switzerland granted women the right to vote in municipal elections.Why stop there?
1960 – The United States announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam. I bet they didn’t think they’d be there too long
1964 – Tom O’Hara set a new world indoor record when he ran the mile in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds. I don’t remember his name
1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas. This was at a time UK was ready for striking miners and 3 day weeks
1975 – Iran and Iraq announced that they had settled their border dispute.Oh yeah!
1980 – Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.This has always been a troublesome area
1981 – U.S. President Reagan announced a plan to cut 37,000 federal jobs. What he did in the USA would be copied by Maggie
1985 – Yul Brynner played his his 4,500th performance in the musical “The King and I.”Anyone remember the joke about the haicut?
1987 – The British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized in the Channel off the coast of Belgium. 189 people died.Another tragic incident which has had an impact on me as were were travelling very often on the Plymouth.Roscoff ferry
1992 – The last episode of “The Cosby Show” aired. The show had been on since September of 1984. A very good show
1992 – The computer virus “Michelangelo” went into effect.It affected your neck if you were painting ceilings
1997 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site. One is welcome to sign one’s visitor book
The Day’s Music Events 6th March
1951, Welsh composer, singer and actor Ivor Novello died aged 58. He first became known for the song ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning,’ which he composed during World War I. The annual British songwriter award is named after him.He was a man of stature
1961, George Formby died aged 57. UK singing comedian and ukulele player. Made over 20 films, best known song ‘Leaning On A Lamp Post.’ Made an OBE in 1946. Influenced George Harrison. I think this is so weird that George Formby influenced George Harrison so much
1965, The Temptations No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song ‘My Girl’-the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown, The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued.This was a great song and made a hit through the discos
1967, The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at Abbey Road studios in London. It did become a cathartic album
1968, UK singer Sandie Shaw married fashion designer Jeff Banks.I hadn’t remembered this
1971, Mungo Jerry were at No.1 on the UK singles chat with ‘Baby Jump’, the group’s second and final No.1.I liked their sound
1973, an attempt to bring Elvis Presley to the UK for shows at London’s Earl’s Court failed.Shame
1973, Slade scored their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, the first single to enter the charts at No.1 since The Beatles ‘Get Back’ in 1969. They didn’t have as much talent as the Beatles
1976, Tina Charles was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘I Love to Love’ (But My Baby Loves to Dance). Cute song
1982, Tight Fit were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Tokens hit ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’ It was first recorded by its writer, Solomon Linda, and his group, The Evening Birds, in 1939. In 2004, the song became the subject of a lawsuit between the family of its writer Solomon Linda and Disney- in the film and stage production of The Lion King. A settlement was reached for an undisclosed amount in 2006.Money again
1998, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher appeared handcuffed in a Brisbane court on charges of head butting a fan during a gig in Australia. Gallagher was released on bail.A pleasant young man…
2001, a man who hid for 24 hours in the rafters of a Cathedral and secretly filmed the Christening of Madonna’s baby appeared in court. Security staff discovered the man after the ceremony when he made a noise as he climbed down from the rafters. He was a trier….
2004, Diane Richie, the estranged wife of singer Lionel Richie, went to court seeking £176,500 a month in maintenance support. You can’t be serious. 2005, Stereophonics were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dakota’, the Welsh band’s first No.1, eight years after their first hit.A good working band
2008, a UK charity warned that nine out of ten young people had experienced the first signs of hearing damage after listening to loud music.I wonder how much of subsequent deafness now comes as a result of loud music
1893, Memphis blues artist Walter “Furry” Lewis. He was the first guitarist to play with a bottleneck. He lost a leg in a railroad accident and once supported The Rolling Stones. Lewis died on September 14th 1981, aged 88.
1944, David Gilmour, guitarist, singer, songwriter, joined Pink Floyd in 1968, Gilmour was appointed a CBE in 2003 for his charity work. Solo 2006 UK No.1 and US No.6 album On A Island.’
1944,Mary Wilson, vocals, The Supremes,
1945, Hugh Grundy, drums, The Zombies, (1964 US No.2 & UK No.12 single ‘She’s Not There’).
1946, Murray Head, UK singer, (1984 UK No.1 & 1985 US No.3 single, ‘One Night In Bangkok’).
1947, Kiki Dee, singer and actress, (1976 UK & US No.1 single with Elton John, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’).
1970, Betty Boo, (Alison Moira Clarkson), singer, (1990 UK No.3 single ‘Where Are You Baby’).