Google+ Life Quotes by Great-Quotes.com “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” George Bernard Shaw Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1970, Ray Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everything Is Beautiful’.
The weather was nice but we had business to attend to and the first part of the morning was dedicated to signing up for a new project. I will be secretive about this but suffice it to say it was something we had been meaning to do for a while. Around 11 am Paul and Angie arrived and while Paul and I went to the golf driving range the girls went to the market. Later in the day we played in Phil’s bar but it was a bit on the quiet side.
Today is my day for making the podcast with Don Woods. Here is the content of today’s show…
The song I have sent you this week is the original demo for a song I wrote for Penny Page and Googi the Liverpool Duck….I wrote several songs for her all of which she recorded…this one was a B side.You will appreciate it’s Liverpool appeal….it’s called “I’d Like To Be a Cowboy”…the words were changed to suit Googi…ie “Cowgirl”…but this demo is what they worked from on the record…..don’t say I don’t send you unique stuff. then…The Eurovision….I really don’t know why we bother….it wouldn’t matter what song we entered we would still be bottom of the pile.Can’t we see that other countries simply don’t like us?…what is annoying is we put in a lot of money (wonder where it comes from) hence our direct line into the final…the song wasn’t that bad…certainly 10 times better than 90% of the others…even better than the winner in my opinion….pure politics…..the bookies were offering 80 to 1 on us winning…I thought it might be worth a quid….it wasn’t.
The only answer is to let them get on with it….then the results wouldn’t be so painful to watch.
A law is about to be passed which will involve a £1000 fine for people who drop litter….what we are not told is WHO is going to enforce it?…the amount of the fine still wont make any difference to the lowlifes who don’t give a monkeys….the main offenders are teenagers so who do they think will pay the fines?…it wont be them….perhaps if they installed more bins around the area and got some of the community service criminals to empty them it might help…..I watched Sunday Night at The Palladium for the first and last time….Jason Manford reminding us that humour has finally died in this country and a “new” comedian who re-inforced it…plus a selection of variety acts who get about 5 minutes each…awful…..then we have the same old faces on all the time…Ant and Dec etc
I started to watch a new series called SunTrap starring Bradley Walsh….couldn’t take more than 10 minutes…it was TERRIBLE…so I turned over to ITV and guess what there was a programme about the history of game shows…presented by Bradley Walsh…who is also on a Saturday night load of rubbish called Play The Whistle AND he’s in the drama Law and Order…that’s apart from being on every night in the Winter on The Chase…he’s probably a nice chap but I’m sick of the sight of him…give us a break let’s have some new faces.
I think all those involved in TV production should go back to school and learn what entertainment actually is.
I had to laugh at the news footage of the Liverpool Football Team enjoying their holiday in Dubai (?)….all dancing around led by Steve Gerrard…the recent 6 nil thrashing didn’t seem to be bothering them…mind you when you are on 100 grand a week who cares?…the fans should have been given a full refund.Then there’s Sepp Blatter…oh dear…he had no idea that 7 of his staff were ripping off the world….yeah sure…..football is becoming a joke I’m afraid.
The caribou is a migrant, but only between the Arctic tundra and the conifer (subarctic) zone to the south, and there are far northern groups of caribou whose migrations are more restricted. They do migrate in the spring to the calving grounds. In mid-summer the harassment of mosquitoes and flies can drive the animals to windy coastal areas or old snow patches for relief. In late August or early September the herd begins to drift toward its winter range. Mating occurs enroute during late September and October. Caribou that winter on the eastern Seward Peninsula are part of the Western Arctic herd. In spring this herd migrates to calving grounds in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. In fall they return south in spectacular migrations. This herd has experienced drastic fluctuations. During a low point in the late 1800′s caribou disappeared from the Seward Peninsula. The herd then increased to about 240,000 in 1970, declined again to 75,000, then increased to 340,000 in 1988. It is now the largest in Alaska and part of the herd, as many as 50,000, can again be found on the eastern Seward Peninsula in winter.
Feast day of St. Hubert, St. Joan of Arc, St. Ferdinand, St. Exuperiantius of Ravenna, St. Isaac of Constantinople, St. Luke Kirby, St. Madelgisilus, and St. Walstan.Croatia: Statehood Day.Virginia: Confederate Memorial Day.Trinidad: Indian Arrival Day.
1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in Florida.
1896 – The first recorded auto accident occurred when a Duryea Motor Wagon, driven by Henry Wells from Springfield, Massachusetts, collided with a bicycle ridden by Evylyn Thomas of New York City.
1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 – The breakaway state of Biafra proclaimed its independence from Nigeria.
1971 – Space probe Mariner 9 was launched on a mission to gather scientific information on Mars.
1997 – Jesse Timmendequas was convicted of murdering his neighbor, seven-year-old Megan Kanka – the case which inspired “Megan’s Law.”
2003 – The Air France Concorde made its final commercial flight from Paris to New York City.
1672 – Peter I (Peter the Great) Czar of Russia.
1908 – Mel Blanc, American cartoon voice, actor.
1909 – Benny Goodman, American clarinetist, bandleader.
1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor.
1964 – Tom Morello, American guitarist.
1431 – Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
1912 – Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer.
Music Events May 30th
1964, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Me Do’, the group’s fourth US No.1 in five months. 1965, The Rolling Stones played the final night of a US tour at the New York Academy of Music. During the afternoon the band recorded six songs for the Clay Pole TV show.
1966, US country singer, songwriter Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Catoosa County, Georgia.
1966, The Who appeared at Sincil Bank Football Ground, Lincoln, England.
1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as the White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label.
1970, Ray Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everything Is Beautiful’.
1972, Slade with Status Quo as support appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Tickets priced at 65p.
1974, Bernadette Whelan a 14 year-old David Cassidy fan died of heart failure four days after attending a concert of his. Over 1,000 other fans had to be given first aid during the White City Stadium show.
1980, Carl Radle bass player with Derek and the Dominoes died of kidney failure aged 38. Also worked with George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason & Delaney and Bonnie.
1982, Level 42 appeared at London’s Hammersmith Palais, tickets £3.75.
1987, David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feynoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.1988, Leonard Cohen played the first of three sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.2002, Diana Ross voluntarily entered a Malibu drug and alcohol rehabilitation center called Promises to “clear up some personal issues” before setting out on a summer concert tour.
2003, Mickie Most died aged 64. Member of The Most Brothers during late 50′s, and Mickie Most and the Playboys, produced hits for The Animals, Hermans Hermits, Donovan, Kim Wilde, Lulu and Jeff Beck. Ran his own record label RAK in the 1970′s
2004, Madonna was forced to pay out £250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton.
2005, Coldplay’s new album was illegally put on the internet a week before its UK and US release.
2007, a coroner told the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector that US actress Lana Clarkson’s death was a homicide.
2007, Britney Spears said she “truly hit rock bottom” when she went to rehab earlier this year. I
2008, Music mogul Simon Fuller married his long-term girlfriend Natalie Swanston at a ceremony in California’s Napa Valley. Guests at the wedding included Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Annie Lennox. Earlier this year Billboard magazine named him the “most successful British music manager of all time”, with an estimated fortune of £229m.
2009, Mick Jagger offered to buy an ice cream van but was turned down by its owner – who’d promised his daughter he would drive her to her wedding in it. Guiseppe Della Camera, had spent ten years restoring the rusting van to perfection after he spotted it on a farm – being used as a chicken shed.
2009, An oil painting depicting Madonna in the nude with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie failed to meet the reserve price of £15,000 at auction in Glasgow. Scottish artist Peter Howson had produced several portraits of the pop icon in a state of undress.
2009, Ozzy Osbourne was suing the band’s guitarist Tony Iommi over royalty payments.
Birthday Boys and Girls
1944,Lenny Davidson, Dave Clark Five
1960, Stephen Duffy, early Duran Duran