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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky From the seventh studio album, ‘Out Of The Blue’ from 1978, Jeff Lynne wrote this song while staying in a Swiss chalet. It was cold, cloudy and rainy for two weeks and he wasn’t getting any inspiration to write. He says,  “It was dark and misty for 2…Read more »

Two For The “Price” Of ONE!!!

Two For The “Price” Of ONE!!!

Quite the EASY day for these officers!!! Two idiots in England, who got into a minor car accident on Sunday. One of them thought it would be prudent to call the cops because they thought the other driver was drunk. Turns out they were right. The other driver was drunk. However, the motorist who called…Read more »

RANDOM FACTOID!

RANDOM FACTOID!

Here’s something most of you didn’t know. On January 3, 1961, everyone in Goldsboro, North Carolina had no idea that their town had almost been blown away by a nuclear bomb. A B-52 bomber carrying two Mark-39 Hydrogen bombs lost control and began to tailspin toward the city. Both pilots ejected before the plane crashed…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Dave Edmunds – Slipping Away Dave Edmunds was more popular overseas, especially in his own country, the U.K. However, he did have two successful singles to hit the Top 40 in the states. “I Hear You Knocking” was his first big hit here but today’s Forgotten 45 peaked at number #39 on the Hot 100.…Read more »

The Band Must Have Broken Up!!!

The Band Must Have Broken Up!!!

He really needs a NEW GIG!!! A 33-year-old man was arrested after police say he threw a cinder block at a Papa John’s store window and demanded money from the register from workers. Police were called to the store after this man decided it would be a great idea to use a cinder block to…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Sheena Easton – Strut One of Sheena Easton’s biggest hits is today’s Forgotten 45. Written by Charlie Dore (remember her big hit, “Pilot Of The Airwaves”?) and her longtime writing partner Julian Littman, Sheena recorded “Strut” for her ‘A Private Heaven’ album released in 1984. “Strut” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy…Read more »

Money – That’s What I Want

Money – That’s What I Want

There are lots of song about or referencing the all-mighty dollar. ‘MONEY‘ BY PINK FLOYD, 1973 ‘SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY’ BY DONNA SUMMER, 1983 ‘RICH GIRL’ BY HALL AND OATES, 1976 ‘MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)’ BY BARRETT STRONG, 1960 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY’ BY THE O’JAYS, 1973 ‘IF I HAD $1,000,000’ BY BARENAKED LADIES, 1993 And…Read more »

Time To UPGRADE That GPS!!!

Time To UPGRADE That GPS!!!

Maybe go back to a good old fashioned MAP!!! A guy in Canada was in the middle of driving from Montreal to Calgary last week which normally wouldn’t be a big issue. Except this man was driving around with 10 pounds of meth in his car. To make matter worse, one of his passengers was…Read more »

Today’s Forgotte 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotte 45 @ 45!

Happy 75th Birthday Sly Stone! Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher This song was one of the highlights and memorable performances at Woodstock in the summer of 1969.  It comes from the album, ‘Stand!” and it isn’t any sort of “message song”. It’s just about the feeling you get…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Q.Explain the roots of the Scandinavian toast, sköl. A.The familiar Scandinavian toast sköl derives from scole, the drinking bowl shaped like the upper half of a human skull. Originally, these bowls were fashioned from the actual skulls of an enemy killed in battle. So, next time you toast, just be American about and yell, “YOUR…Read more »