Blogcritics.org: The Who: Tommy & Quadrophenia Live To Be Released Nov. 8th
On November 8th 2005 Rhino Home Video will be releasing the treat to end all treats for fans of the rock band The Who. For the first time ever both of their seminal rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia will be available in one package. The Who: Tommy And Quadrophenia Live With Special Guests is a three-disc, box set DVD culled from live concerts given by the Who. The first disc of the set is a live recording of Tommy that was done in 1989 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Las Angeles. Helping to make this performance all the more special is the fact that some friends of theirs dropped by to help out with gig. Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Winwood all contribute their talents to making this performance even more memorable.I saw the Who on their 1989 tour--which at the time, looked to be their last tour. I saw them at Alpine Valley Theatre ( yes, Stevie Ray's crash site) and that was the day I understood the Beatles shrieking from the early 60's. For two incredible hours, I stood and sang and yelled my head off along with Roger and the boys. I couldn't talk for days. It was the greatest concert experience of my life to hear the Who perform Tommy. 'Nuff said.
United Press International - NewsTrack - Wisconsin may open private spaceport
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Wisconsin legislators are promoting a plan to create a spaceport in the country's top cheese-making state. The proposal would set up a nine-member Wisconsin Aerospace Authority to promote the state among private entrepreneurs planning to go extraterrestrial, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Sheboygan would be the state's Houston, allowing failed rockets to fall into Lake Michigan."Sheboygan, we have a problem" just doesn't have the same ring to it...
The Democratic Frontrunner
ABC'S NEW SHOW, Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States, along with new books by Democratic political consultants Dick Morris and Susan Estrich, is fueling the notion that a woman can lead America. No one need guess who the liberals in Beverly Hills and Georgetown would like to see in the Oval Office. But before anyone else in the Democratic party suggests short-circuiting the 2008 presidential nomination process and just handing the crown to Hillary Rodham Clinton, consider this: the Democratic party has rarely nominated its front runner in non-incumbent years. John Kennedy was not the frontrunner in 1960, it was former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson . . . or Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson . . . or Missouri Senator Stuart Symington . . . or Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey . . . which is why Kennedy had to campaign and win in all seven primaries that year to prove himself to the party elders.
Rosa Parks to Lie in Honor at Capitol - Yahoo! News
On Sunday, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome. The House agreed by voice vote Friday that the body of Parks will lie in honor in the Rotunda on Sunday and Monday "so that the citizens of the United States may pay their last respects to this great American." The Senate approved the resolution Thursday night.
Interesting new-to-me blog.... Sigmund, Carl and Alfred: A World Without You In It?
In fact, we suffer a kind of debilitating malaise- “Nothing I do or say really matters.” There is the belief that whether or not we contribute anything to the the world and those around us, the world would be no different. It is the 'my vote doesn't really count' school of thought. No matter our efforts, nothing will ever really change. If you truly believe that your efforts and contributions are meaningless, can you really know and have passion? What can you truly look forward to, what will truly excite you? To what can you truly be committed? Will you ever know that 'fire in the belly'?
Now, I realize that this little blog thing is for *my* entertainment, and that I'm not going to have an enormous readership, even if I were to get an Instalanche. But finding this referral in my visitor logs was only a little weird. This visitor cam to my site from a Google search on this subject:
"guinness stout and condensed milk for your cock"I wonder if he/she found what he was looking for? Is this a new recipe for poultry? Is this a chicken farmer looking to get a buzz on? Even worse, I'm wondering if this is supposed to be a cure for some malady? And if so....WHAT malady?!?!?!? Another search string was "fifty mile rule"---ah, another union officer!!! :-))
If you know what's good to eat, you'll head straight for the red-and-white striped tent as soon as you push through the turnstiles. (Carousel is just past the Charles M. Davis Special Events Center on the way to the animal exhibits.) Olivia Orme and her merry band of fair cooks have brought something so decadent to the midway that it makes the footlong corn dog seem like diet food: Battered and deep-fried candy bars.