Monday, January 31, 2011

Remember Prom?

Not like this I hope...

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I amassed these Ridiculous Headlines from the Internet just this week! - Obvious studies, bizarre theories to blur the truth, and other nonsense.

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity
HealthDay – Mon Jan 24, 11:48 pm ET
Sleeping in on the weekend may help children fight obesity, a new study suggests.

REALLY?  I think not.  This headline should read "Lazyness, McDonald's, TV, and Sitting on Asses Tied to Kid's Obesity".  I mean, I wasn't at all obese growing up, and I clearly remember staying up as late as I possibly could, especially on the weekends.  Then, even on the weekends, I would get up early.  Why, what was I up to?  Well, late night TV was GREAT back then, and during the day, I had things to do... Things to do OUTSIDE.  That's right, we actually played OUTSIDE back then.  We stay outside for most of the day, came in, quickly ate whatever Mom cooked, and then watched TV until the wee hours of the morning, a few hours later, the cycle started all over again.  During the school year, we stayed up just as late, napped on the bus, and played hard after the school day ended.  We went outside right after school, and often played well into the night; FEW of us were obese or even slightly overweight.

It's cold out there, even for hardy New Englanders
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Train equipment froze, cars sputtered, schools canceled classes and cold-weather enthusiasts opted to stay inside Monday as a bitter blast of below-zero temperatures gripped the Northeast.

OK.  The people reading this are where?  Trapped in their basements?  Stuck in a closet?  I mean, come on!  Do we really need news stories to tell us it's cold outside?  Geesh!

 - TRUTH Behind Vapor Sticks : Report You'll Be Shocked What Found

 - Delta Air Lines adding Pittsburgh-to-Dalls flights

Is there a lack of editors?  Editing Skills?  Ummm... Maybe.

Friday, January 28, 2011


The Sundays were an English alternative rock group. The band formed in the mid 1980s and released three albums in the 1990s.

The band's beginnings came with the meeting of Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin at university. Wheeler had played gigs with 'Cruel Shoes' an early incarnation of the band Jim Jiminee.  The duo soon augmented the band with bassist Paul Brindley and drummer Patrick Hannan.
The Sundays secured a recording contract with Rough Trade Records. Their debut single was "Can't Be Sure". Their first album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic was released in 1990, along with their next single "Here's Where the Story Ends".The album was a UK Top 5 hit.

With Rough Trade's financial troubles and the band's decision to manage themselves, The Sundays' next single, "Goodbye" did not emerge until 1992. Their next album, Blind arrived the same year, reaching the UK Top 15. Their cover of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" appeared on the US release of Blind. The band toured in support of these recordings.
In 1997 their third album, Static and Silence was followed by the release of their most successful single to date, "Summertime", which made the UK Top 15. The album itself reached the UK Top 10. However, the band has been on a lengthy hiatus since those releases, with Wheeler and Gavurin focusing on raising their two children.
Aside from having a MAJOR crush on Harriet Wheeler, I also LOVED the music of the entire band.  To me, the music of The Sundays is timeless, and speaks volumes.  If ANYONE out there has ANY current information on the band, PLEASE share this with me.  I really wonder whatever happened to this fantastic group of music makers. - Mr. G

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Amazing Graffiti

Graffiti has become a true art form. From the days of spray painting your initials on a bridge to this...
If the picture is tiny due to its width, simply click for full size.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Marillion are a British rock group, formed in AylesburyBuckinghamshire, England in 1979. Their recorded studio output comprises sixteen albums (2009's 'Less is More' is primarily reinterpretations of existing tracks) and is generally regarded as comprising two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original vocalist & frontman Fish in late 1988 after their first four albums, and the subsequent arrival of replacement Steve Hogarth ("h") in early 1989. Marillion has so far released twelve albums with Hogarth. The band continues to tour internationally, and are ranked 38th in Classic Rock's "50 Best Live Acts of All Time".
I believe that the greatest era for Marillion passed with the departure of their band leader, Derrick Dick, A.K.A. Fish.  Fish had a style that remains unmatched both in lyric writing and performing.  Here are two videos from that era.

The core lineup of Steve Rothery (Lead Guitar and the sole 'pre-Fish' original member), Pete Trewavas (Bass), Mark Kelly (Keyboards) and Ian Mosley (Drums) has been unchanged since 1984. The band has enjoyed critical and commercial success with a string of UK Top Ten hits spanning their career, an estimated fifteen million total worldwide album sales and even an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Marillion's music has changed stylistically throughout their career. The band themselves stated that each new album tends to represent a reaction to the preceding one, and for this reason their output is difficult to 'pigeonhole'. Their original sound (with Fish on vocals) is best described as guitar and keyboard led progressive rock or "neo-prog", and would be sometimes compared with Gabriel-era Genesis.
More recently, their sound has been compared, on successive albums, to that of RadioheadMassive AttackKeaneCrowded HouseThe Blue Nileand Talk Talk, although not consistently comparable sonically with any of these acts. The band themselves in 2007, tongue-in-cheek, described their own output merely as: "Songs about Death and Water since 1979..."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yesterday Snow, Today Ice

Yesterday, I brought you amazing snow.  Today, ICE!

First, MY sculpture...

Now that you've seen the best, here are the rest...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let It Snow!

Amazing things you can make with SNOW!

OK, maybe not YOU, but someone with far more talent and time...

My Snow Sculpture.  Isn't it simply amazing?
Don't worry, there are more, and they get better.

See, I told you!