Saturday, January 29, 2005

Cat Allergy

Cat Allergy

Cat allergy is the most common pet allergy and up to 40% of asthma sufferers are sensitive to cats.

A tiny protein particle, the "Fel d 1" allergen, is found in the cat's skin flakes and saliva. This is deposited on the fur by the cat licking itself. It is shed into the air and can be deposited on the walls and clothing in the home. The cat allergen may remain airborne for months due to its small size. If breathed in by the allergy sufferer, it will lead to an allergic reaction within minutes. These allergic reactions usually include itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, asthma and itchy skin rashes.

In some studies it has been shown that over 80%of asthmatic children whose home contained a cat at the time of their birth and during the first year of their life, will develop a cat allergy. While less than 40% of asthmatic children whose homes contained either no cat or a cat after the first year of life will develop a cat allergy. The cat allergen is much more likely to cause sensitisation than that of the dog. The cat allergen can also cause allergies by being brought into homes where no cats live, for example on a person's clothing. This has been noted to occur quite commonly in the school class-room setting.

Cat allergen avoidance measures

Removal of the cat from the home followed by thorough vacuuming of the carpets, floors and bedding is the only sure way of getting rid of its allergy-provoking protein. I

The cat should also be kept out of doors as much as possible and banned from the allergy sufferers bedroom. These measures, together with wiping down of the bedroom walls with a damp cloth to remove allergen deposits, regular airing of the home, and thorough vacuum cleaning, will reduce the level of cat allergen. A special exhaust filter should be fitted to the vacuum cleaner to prevent the small allergen particles from going straight through the machine and back into the air.

Face masks can be used when cleaning or brushing the cat, and clothes should be changed after contact with a cat. It can take up to 6 months to sufficiently reduce household levels of the tiny cat allergen.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted by Hello

I've Been Born Again!!

Find out more on this Sunday's Sunday Morning Hangover.
I have seen the lord and She is Good!!
I am Saved !! Great googily Moogily IM bORN AGAIN!!!1!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

SpongeBob meets with the Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC's general minister and president, in his office. Explains Thomas, "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, SpongeBob, you're welcome here." Posted by Hello

Monday, January 24, 2005

..they always get me down Posted by Hello

Rainy Days and Mondays

Misery is expected to peak today, as January 24th has been pinpointed as the worst day of the year.

January has been long regarded as the darkest of months, but a formula from a part-time tutor at Cardiff University shows it gets even worse this Monday. Foul weather, debt, fading Christmas memories, failed resolutions and a lack of motivation conspire to depress, Cliff Arnalls found.

The formula for the day of misery reads 1/8 W + (D-d) 3/8 x TQM x NA.

W is weather

D is debt - minus the money (d) due on January's pay day

T is the time since Christmas.

Q is the period since the failure to quit a bad habit

M stands for general motivational levels

NA is the need to take action and do something about it.

Dr Arnalls calculated the effects of cold, wet and dark January weather after the cosiness of Christmas coupled with extra spending in the sales. He found January 24th was especially dangerous, coming a whole month after Christmas festivities. Any energy from the holiday had worn off by the third week of January, he said. By January 24, most people will have fallen off the wagon or abandoned the nicotine patches as they fail to keep New Year's resolutions. That compounds a sense of failure and knocks confidence needed to get through January.

The fact that the most depressing day fell on a Monday was not planned but a coincidence, he said.
(Thanks Deb for cheering me up!)

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Smart or Stupid???? Posted by Hello

Is Your City Smart or Stupid?

America's Smartest-Stupid cities from Men's Health Magazines.


1. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2. Boston

3. St. Paul

4. Seattle

5. San Francisco

6. Portland

7. Madison

8. San Diego

9. Colorado Springs

10. Chicago


1. Corpus Christi

2. Laredo

3. Las Vegas

4. Newark

5. El Paso

6. Greensboro, NC

7. Miami

8. St. Petersburg

9. Providence

10. Tampa

How did YOUR city rank?

Friday, January 21, 2005

Hello Kitty Posted by Hello

Should I Scrap the Hangover?

Here is my dilemma-I have been thinking of just using my Sunday Morning timeslot to showcase all of the rare material I have acquired. I have 3 hours of rare Ray Davies diaries, a history of Psychedelia, tons of rare and unreleased recordings by Beatles, Stones, Kinks ,Beach Boys, Can etc.
I also would like to have a REAL radio program using some of this stuff and also produce shows along the lines of last week's Stolen Song show.
But if I do this I would destroy the whimsical spontaneous format of the free-wheelin Sunday Morning Hangover.
If only I was able to do two shows, or have a longer timeslot I would be able to publicize the specialty shows ahead of time. Anyone Out There? It sure would be nice to get some feedback or opinions from any listeners or readers of this blog. Leave a comment here or write me at .

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Currently Listening To....... Posted by Hello

Monday, January 17, 2005

A list of the songs Zep stole from other artists:

from a great webpage:
  • "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - A folk song by Anne Bredon, this was originally credited as "traditional, arranged by Jimmy Page," then "words and music by Jimmy Page," and then, following legal action, "Bredon/Page/Plant."
  • "Black Mountain Side" - uncredited version of a traditional folk tune previously recorded by Bert Jansch.
  • "Bring It On Home" - the first section is an uncredited cover of the Willie Dixon tune (as performed by the imposter Sonny Boy Williamson).
  • "Communication Breakdown" - apparently derived from Eddie Cochran's "Nervous Breakdown."
  • "Custard Pie" - uncredited cover of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down," with lyrics from Sleepy John Estes's "Drop Down Daddy."
  • "Dazed And Confused" - uncredited cover of the Jake Holmes song (see The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes).
  • "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" - uncredited version of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down."
  • "How Many More Times" - Part one is an uncredited cover of the Howlin' Wolf song (available on numerous compilations). Part two is an uncredited cover of Albert King's "The Hunter."
  • "In My Time Of Dying" - uncredited cover of the traditional song (as heard on Bob Dylan's debut).
  • "The Lemon Song" - uncredited cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" - Wolf's publisher sued Zeppelin in the early 70's and settled out of court.
  • "Moby Dick" - written and first recorded by Sleepy John Estes under the title "The Girl I Love," and later covered by Bobby Parker.
  • "Nobody's Fault But Mine" - uncredited cover of the Blind Willie Johnson blues.
  • "Since I've Been Lovin' You" - lyrics are the same as Moby Grape's "Never," though the music isn't similar.
  • "Stairway To Heaven" - the main guitar line is apparently from "Taurus" by Spirit.
  • "White Summer" - uncredited cover of Davey Graham's "She Moved Through The Fair."
  • "Whole Lotta Love" - lyrics are from the Willie Dixon blues "You Need Love."
For a lot more on this go to:

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Dogs Like Porno Too! Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 15, 2005

“It’s a rip-off!!

Thirty Examples of Stolen Songs and Musical Thievery in Pop Music from the 60’s to the Present

Produced by the Reverend Marc Time
For KWVA-FM Radio Eugene Oregon on The Sunday Morning Hangover Radio Show
Air date January 16, 2005 8-10 AM

1) Chuck Berry’s “You Catch Me” stolen by the Beatles for “Come Together”
2) Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen” stolen by the Beach Boys for “Surfin USA”
3) Howling Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” stolen by the Kinks for “The Last of the Steam Powered Trains”
4) Howling Wolf’s “Killing Floor” stolen by Led Zeppelin for “The Lemon Song”
5) Red Ingle and the Natural Seven’s “Cigarettes Whiskey and Wild Women” stolen by the Hombres for “Let it All Hang Out”
6) W.H. Stepp’s “Bonaparte’s Retreat” stolen by Aaron Copeland for “Hoe-down” from “Rodeo”
7) Jimmy Struther’s “ Blood Stained Banders” stolen by Jefferson Airplane for “Good Shepherd”
8) Del Shannon’s “Handyman” stolen by the Bonzo Dog Band for “ Kama Sutra”
9) Doris Day’s “If I Give My Heart To You” stolen by the Bonzo Dog Band for “Canyons of Your Mind”
10) Chiffons’ “ He’s So Fine” stolen by George Harrison for “My Sweet Lord”
11) John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillun” stolen by ZZ Top for “La Grange”
12) Perry Como’s “Round and Round” stolen by Brian Eno for “Kurt’s Rejoinder”
13) Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on a G String” stolen by Procol Harum for “Whiter Shade of Pale”
14) Bob Dylan’s “Hills of Mexico” stolen by Beck for “Mexico”
15) Free’s “All Right Now” stolen by Steve Miller for “Keep on Rocking Me”
16) Muddy Waters’ “You Need Love” stolen by the Small Faces for “You Need Lovin” stolen by Led Zeppelin for “Whole Lotta Love”
17) James Brown’s “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” stolen by Prince for “Kiss”
18) David Bowie’s “Fame” stolen by James Brown for “Hot”
19) Spirit’s “Taurus” stolen by Led Zeppelin for “ Stairway to Heaven”
20) Bert Jansch’s “Black Water Side” stolen by Led Zeppelin for “Black Mountain Side”
21) Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night” stolen by the Doors for “Hello I Love You”
22) Kinks’ “Picture Book” stolen by Green Day for “Warning”
23) Marvin Gaye’s “ Hitchhike” stolen by the Velvet Underground for “There She Goes Again”
24) Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray” stolen by Wire for “Strange”
25) Wire’s “ Three Girl Rumba” stolen by Elastica for “ Connection”
26) Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” stolen by Nirvana for “ Smells like Teen Spirit”
27) Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again Naturally” stolen by Biz Markie for “I Told You”
28) Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son” stolen by the Flaming Lips for “ Fight Test”
29) Link Wray’s “Rumble” stolen by the Cramps for “Teenage Werewolf"
30) Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” stolen by the Buffalo Springfield for “Mr. Soul”

Friday, January 14, 2005

Twinkie Defense Posted by Hello

Sonar Map

Tomorrow(saturday) I will be guest hosting Shawn's Sonar Map program. So far I have pulled a lot of Krautrock and electronic for the show but who knows where it will go--Sat morn 11 Am to 1 PM KWVA-FM.
I love doing radio- give me a call at (541) 346-0645

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Eh? Posted by Hello

KUGN-the FUNNY radio station

Normally I don't like to be NEGATIVE on this blog but the worst AM radio news I have EVER heard is the KUGN 590 AM evening news. Where did they find Shelly Gaski? Was it her pretty face, is she a relative of the owner or does she work for free? She pronounced KKK " Klu Kux Can" the other day and can't get through a read without mangling the English language . Make sure you listen just for comic value. The non-existent traffic reports are a scream--you think that in a big town like this there would be a grain of professionalism.
If anyone from KUGN sees this--How can I get Shelly Gaski's job? I know I can rip and read 10 times better than THAT! If anyone there needs some ideas on how to improve the newscast contact me here.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Worship on KWVA-FM Posted by Hello

Today's Radio Show and Next Week's Show

You know, doing this show really IS the highlight of my week-and there is no greater joy than sharing my latest musical finds and ideas with an audience of hundreds. And when people call up to say that they are listening and digging it it makes my week complete.
Even better is when a listener writes or e mails me with kudos and some REAL criticism and feedback about what they like or didn't like. One listener today said that I do a great show but that I have been a little too political lately, and I must say that I agree.
When I started the Hangover in January 2003 with the help of my good friend Shawn Mediaclast I envisioned a kind of musical oasis where we could get away from some of the harsh political realities that we are bombarded with throughout the week. In essence a Sunday Morning reflective respite where you could just laugh and mellow out. And this listener was right in pointing out that some of the politics sullens the show.
So if I seem a little apolitical in the future you know why.
Next week or the week after I will be featuring an hour or two of my "Stolen Song Segments" where I demonstrate how pop artists have ripped off lesser knowns and scored big. Stay tuned to KWVA-FM Sunday Mornings at 8 AM-

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Darth W Posted by Hello

Another Heatless Saturday

Still no furnace and a week of phone tag with contractors-I don't know how much more of this I can take. I was going to break down and buy a ventless gas fireplace this weekend till I found out how toxic they are. With little money and foot dragging by furnace people I guess we are back to trying to find out how we can fix our broken furnace.
It is snowing right now in parts of Eugene. Yay.
I wish I had more time to:
Make friends
see the few I have
get things done
Have Fun.

and that makes for a very dull boy.

Did you ever feel like no one gives a crap anyway?

Now this is starting to look like all those other whiney blogs so I will sign off.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Remember When We Hated Reagan? Posted by Hello

For Old Farts Only

I found another music blog with some progressive rock downloads-if you like Pink Floyd and King Crimson there is some rare live stuff here. But scroll down a few entries and grab before it diappears --Peter Gabriel's live version of "Humdrum".
I saw this tour in the 70's and I forgot how great it was.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Ohmygod Posted by Hello

God Song by Robert Wyatt

God Song (Wyatt, Miller)

What on earth are you doing God? is this some sort of joke you're playing?
Is it 'cause we didn't pray?
Well I can't see the point of the words without the action
Are you just hot air breathing over us? and overall
is it fun watching us all?
Where's your son? we want him again
Next time you send your boy down here
Give him a wife and a sexy daughter - someone we can understand
Who's got some ideas we use really relate to
we've all read your rules - tried them. Learned them in school then tried them
They're impossible rules you've made us look fools
Well done God but now please
don't hunt me down for heaven's sake! You know that I'm only joking. Aren't I?
Pardon me - I'm very drunk but I know what I'm trying to say
And It's nearly night time and we're still alone waiting
For something unknown Still waiting
So throw down a stone or something
Give us a sign for Christ's sake

Sunday, January 02, 2005

It Could Be Colder Posted by Hello

My Furnace Died

It is so cold in our house since our heater died-now we have to go out and find a new one and spend 1-2K which we do not have--
I am so bummed out ,what a great Christmas present,thank u Lord.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Visit Posted by Hello


20 Jazz Funk Greats is another cool weblog that currently has a link to one of my all time favorite bands, Neu(pronounced Noy).
Even tho they only existed for a few years in the early 70's they became faves of Bowie, Iggy, and many future punk bands. Just now in the naughts Neu is starting to sound contemporary, and can be heard in bands like Stereolab, Fugazi,and Clinic. Recently Tarentino added them to the Kill Bill soundtack.
Go here for one of my favorite Neu tracks Fur Immer(Forever).
Saturday Morning Hangover Posted by Hello

Happy New Year (-from ABBA's Supertrooper )

No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now's the time for us to say

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I