Saturday, February 26, 2005

Friday, February 25, 2005

Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music Posted by Hello

Phil Manzanera

Cool download off of Phil's Diamond Head album over at 20 Jazz Funk Greats.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

What is going on with Jacko's Hands and Why does he look so freakin' frightening?? Posted by Hello

Yay I'm in the Eugene Weekly Calendar again

SUNDAY 2/27/05 on the air "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The Ray Davies Diaries, Part Two," 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I want a Belly Dancer! Posted by Hello

Belly Dancing Blog!!

I found this cool ass blog called Radio Bastet where you can download a great Belly Dancing record:
How to Belly Dance (the Authentic Way) For Fun! Health! Profit!

Go To

I wish my wife would belly dance for me but she says she's busy.
Anyone out there want to Belly Dance for me???

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005

Sunday, February 20, 2005

New Tapes Say Bush May Have Smoked Marijuan

By Sue Pleming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush indicated in interviews secretly taped by a friend before he became president that he had used marijuana but would not admit it for fear of setting a bad example for children.

Portions of the tapes, recorded from 1998 to 2000 by author Doug Wead without Bush's knowledge, were aired on ABC News on Sunday and published by The New York Times. Their authenticity was verified by the media outlets but has not been independently checked by Reuters.

"I wouldn't answer the marijuana question. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried," Bush purportedly says on the tape.

He added: "But you got to understand, I want to be president. I want to lead. I want to set -- Do you want your little kid say, 'Hey, Daddy, President Bush tried marijuana, I think I will?"'

In the tape, Bush mocks former Vice President Al Gore -- who fought him for the presidency in 2000 -- for admitting he smoked marijuana.

White House officials did not dispute the tapes' veracity and indicated the president was disappointed by their release.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Art Posted by Hello

Corvallis Crime Watch

BAD TRIP — 4:07 p.m. Resident decided not to press charges against a man, 48, who broke a front window out a home in the 2800 block of Northwest Rolling Green Drive. The man broke into the house to call 911 after he and his girlfriend had gone to a nearby wooded area to eat psilocybin mushrooms. The woman, 22, began rolling around on the ground, saying she was dying, so the man ran for help. It was determined she was having a normal reaction to the amount of mushrooms she ate and was not having a medical emergency. The man agreed to pay for damages to the resident's home.


The Bulge The Device

It's clear even from unenhanced photos that George W. Bush has been wearing some kind of object under his clothing, both during the debates and at other public appearances. The enhancements done by NASA scientist Robert Nelson show a rectangular object with a long "tail"; in some shots a wire leading over Bush's shoulder is visible. This configuration closely resembles a PTT (Push To Talk) receiver with an induction earpiece, a device used by some actors, newscasters and politicians to allow for inaudible voice communication in a public setting. The particular model pictured here (which does not appear to be the exact type Bush wore) was manufactured by Resistance Technology, Inc. of Arden Hills, Minn.
Conservative Billboard Defaced Posted by Hello

Is There Life On Mars???

Evidence of Present Life on Mars
By Brian Berger
Space News Staff Writer
posted: 16 February 2005
02:09 pm ET

WASHINGTON -- A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.
The scientists, Carol Stoker and Larry Lemke of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, told the group that they have submitted their findings to the journal Nature for publication in May, and their paper currently is being peer reviewed.
What Stoker and Lemke have found, according to several attendees of the private meeting, is not direct proof of life on Mars, but methane signatures and other signs of possible biological activity remarkably similar to those recently discovered in caves here on Earth.
Stoker and other researchers have long theorized that the Martian subsurface could harbor biological organisms that have developed unusual strategies for existing in extreme environments. That suspicion led Stoker and a team of U.S. and Spanish researchers in 2003 to southwestern Spain to search for subsurface life near the Rio Tinto river—so-called because of its reddish tint—the product of iron being dissolved in its highly acidic water.
Stoker did not respond to messages left Tuesday on her voice mail at Ames.
Stoker told in 2003, weeks before leading the expedition to southwestern Spain, that by studying the very acidic Rio Tinto, she and other scientists hoped to characterize the potential for a “chemical bioreactor” in the subsurface – an underground microbial ecosystem of sorts that might well control the chemistry of the surface environment.
Making such a discovery at Rio Tinto, Stoker said in 2003, would mean uncovering a new, previously uncharacterized metabolic strategy for living in the subsurface. “For that reason, the search for life in the Rio Tinto is a good analog for searching for life on Mars,” she said.
Stoker told her private audience Sunday evening that by comparing discoveries made at Rio Tinto with data collected by ground-based telescopes and orbiting spacecraft, including the European Space Agency’s Mars Express, she and Lemke have made a very a strong case that life exists below Mars’ surface.
The two scientists, according to sources at the Sunday meeting, based their case in part on Mars’ fluctuating methane signatures that could be a sign of an active underground biosphere and nearby surface concentrations of the sulfate jarosite, a mineral salt found on Earth in hot springs and other acidic bodies of water like Rio Tinto that have been found to harbor life despite their inhospitable environments.
One of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, bolstered the case for water on Mars when it discovered jarosite and other mineral salts on a rocky outcropping in Merdiani Planum, the intrepid rover’s landing site chosen because scientists believe the area was once covered by salty sea.
Stoker and Lemke’s research could lead the search for Martian biology underground, where standing water would help account for the curious methane signatures the two have been analyzing.
“They are desperate to find out what could be producing the methane,” one attendee told Space News. “Their answer is drill, drill, drill.”
NASA has no firm plans for sending a drill-equipped lander to Mars, but the agency is planning to launch a powerful new rover in 2009 that could help shed additional light on Stoker and Lemke’s intriguing findings. Dubbed the Mars Science Laboratory, the nuclear-powered rover will range farther than any of its predecessors and will be carrying an advanced mass spectrometer to sniff out methane with greater sensitivity than any instrument flown to date.

Friday, February 18, 2005

The Jars and the Saucers

Joey from the Saucers remembers the Berkeley Punk Scene:The mos


t well known group I was ever in was called the Saucers. We're talking '77-'80. We and a group called the Jars were the only Punk -like bands in Berkeley. The Jars were fans of the 13th Floor Elevators and Pere Ubu. The Saucers dug the Clash and Ska . Both groups sported Farfisa organs.The heart of the alternative scene was across the bay in San Francisco at the Mabuhay Gardens on Broadway. The hardcore punks there begrudgingly accepted our presence at first. Berkeley was known mostly for Hippie-style jam bands. The Natives were big. Psychotic Pineapple did neo-60's garage. Blues bands were all over. We had more trouble with the Berkeley music establishment than in S.F. They distrusted the whole punk scene-they saw it as a threat to their existence-and they were right. The wild thing was that the local Bay area college radio stations were all programming punk oriented music. Between KALX in Berkeley, KUSF in S.F., and a few South Bay colleges, the airwaves were brimming with the new sounds. The whole phenom was reminiscent of the mid/ late 60's, when the Brits and hippies replaced Surf & Pop and free-form FM took control of the industry itself. We recorded our biggest hit, "Piggy's Jukebox" on a 4-track in the drummer's living room and two hours later it was getting airplay. Now that was exciting! The stations loved to play new stuff from unknowns. It was exactly the opposite of where radio is at these days, with "Alternative" playlists. These stations had no playlists. The DJ was the person who decided what to play on their own show. Between the bands, the numerous the hole-in-the-wall venues, the fashion of anti-fashion, and the stations, the music couldn't help but push forward. Nationally the same thing was going on, so it was a heady time to be a part of. I played organ for the Saucers and shared vocals with Dave the guitarist. . Craziest gig we ever did? With Flipper. Some crazy person rushing the stage spilled soda all over my keyboards! Another time at Barrington Hall with the Jars, some nutcase naked woman jumped on stage and knocked the keyboards over on a 45 degree angle. I kept playing on one knee until the security guys bundled her off. Barrington Hall-that was Animal House for sure.


I was drummer for the Jars and I can't remember much was all a haze.
It is true that we helped open up the I cafe and a few other venues to Punk in the late 70's.
Dose were da daze.

I'd love just once to see you

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? This is called an earworm and the one stuck in MY head is by the Beach Boys from the Wild Honey album called "I'd Love Just Once To See You":
I'm doing this and i'm doing that
And i'm a-walking the floor
I drink a little of this and eat a little that
And poke my head out the door

I get thinking i'm wasting the night away
I wouldn't mind if i could get with you right away
Oh honey don't know how long it's been
But this feeling's building up inside again

I wash the dishes and i rinsed up the sink
Like a busy bee
I make up a song as i'm a-working along
No one's watching me

I wish that you were here to help me dry
When's the last time you baked me a pie
You had a way of making it come alive
It's not too late for you to take a drive

(baah ba ba ba baah ba ba)
(baah ba ba ba baah ba ba)

It's not too late
I'd love just once to see you
I'd love just once to see you
I'd love just once to see you
In the nude

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Kissing School

By Linda Thomas

SEATTLE (Reuters) - There's more to a kiss than meets the lips, as couples are learning at a kissing school in Seattle.

Reuters Photo

Psychotherapist Cherie Byrd, 56, got the idea for teaching kissing classes while dating a man who was a horrible kisser.

"Yuck. He was clumsy, unskilled and half-hearted," Byrd said. "I told him if he wanted the relationship to continue he had to let me teach him to kiss."

The boyfriend didn't last, but Byrd, a self-described "luscious kisser," said that gave her the idea to teach the art and craft of kissing to other couples. Since 1998, more than 500 couples have paid $275 to learn Byrd's secrets for giving or receiving a passionate kiss.

On a typical class day, up to a dozen couples create "love nests" with sleeping bags and overstuffed pillows on the carpeted floor of the classroom.

Each class begins with foot rubs, back-to-back dancing and tender kisses on the hand. Students slowly graduate to neck nibbles, ear exploration and finally lip locks.

As Byrd guides couples through exercises, such as kissing only the bottom lip or licking an ear, soft music plays. In a calm, breathy voice she tells them to "tease, surrender and risk" touching their partner in ways they've never tried before.

Most are married and in their late 30s to mid-50s. Some couples have come from as far away as Africa, Korea and cities all over the United States, Byrd said.

Byrd's school, simply titled "Kissing School," appears to be the only one of its kind, although there are Web sites that offer kissing tips and techniques. Several books also cover the subject, including one by Byrd.

"We're basically clueless," Byrd said. "It's more than a smashing of lips." Byrd says that more important than technique is the connection between two people.

"It's hard to truly connect with your beloved in our society because we're in such a hurry," she explained. "Multi-tasking leads to sorry, sloppy smooches."

While most students at Seattle's Kissing School are couples, singles are also welcome to take classes, provided they don't mind kissing total strangers.

Gary Getz and Lorrie Clemens, married for nine months, flew from their home outside Palo Alto, California to Seattle to attend a kissing school on Saturday.

"It was Lorrie's idea to take the class," Getz said. "But I certainly benefit from her interest."

Getz said he resisted his wife's suggestion of going to a kissing school at first. And after completing the day-long class, he reported that he was somewhat disappointed.

"As a guy, I thought it would be more technical," Getz explained, "The put your hand here and pucker up this way kind of thing."

But he added quickly, "It was very enjoyable."

Other than an occasional, muted "yes" coming from the couple in the corner of the room, there was no conversation until the end of the kissing exercises. Each partner was then asked to rate the other's kiss on a scale of one to 10. One is "not so good" while 10 is a kiss that "sweeps you off your feet." After a brief discussion, the couples went at it again to try to improve their scores.

Getz and Clemens rated each other's kisses at 9.9. "We want to keep on practicing," Clemens said.

The instructor's top tip for creating a kiss that is satisfying and sensual is to slow down. "Men in particular rush through kisses and let their minds wander too much," Byrd said. "A kiss is really a gift of your heart. It's your energy transferred to another person's body."

Although the class is very intimate, Byrd has never had couples go too far with their kisses. The room, in an old school building, is well lighted and not the most comfortable place to get carried away, even with the fluffy pillows and blankets.

Only one couple failed the class in Byrd's opinion. "One guy thought he knew everything and didn't need any lessons," Byrd said. "I feel for his poor wife."

As couples left Saturday's class, hair tousled and in search of lip balm, Byrd went home to an empty house. The kissing school teacher is not married and at the moment doesn't have a boyfriend

Monday, February 14, 2005

I Love You! Posted by Hello

Origins of Valentine's Day

In ancient Rome, there was no St. Valentine. But there was the crafty god Faun (Luprk is one of his nicknames), the patron of herds and the temper of women. His holiday was celebrated on February, 15 on the slopes of Palatin Hill. It was a big holiday devoted to the Faun. It was a holiday of abundance. The day prior to this holiday was the holiday of the Roman goddess of marriage, motherhood and women Juno. On this day girls wrote love letters. Letters were put into a huge vase, and then men pulled out those letters. Then men started to look for that girl whose love letter he has pulled out. (Man how things have changed-now it's us men that have to write the love letters!)
The Valentine's day was once named "the Bird's wedding". It was considered that birds form marriage pairs in the second week of the second month of the year.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

A Budget on the Backs of the Poor and Middle Class

Here is a great list of the upcoming budget cuts.

Kudos to my friend Jody over at for posting this and other comments about Bush's kinder friendlier budget.Jody writes:

Instead of resolving issues that would save millions, even billions of dollars, the poor are targeted again. I believe in my heart that if the poor did not work vital service industry low wage jobs and if there was not such an industry benefiting from the poor, that we would "disappear" under the Bush regime into mass graves.


Agriculture Department

AMS Biotechnology Program

Forest Service Economic Action Program

High Cost Energy Grants

NRCS Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations

Research and Extension Grant Earmarks and Low Priority Programs

Commerce Department

Advanced Technology Program

Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Program

Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction Program

Education Department

Comprehensive School Reform

Educational Technology State Grants

Even Start

(High School Program Terminations:)

Vocational Education State Grants

Vocational Education National Activities

Tech Prep State Grants

Upward Bound

Talent Search


Smaller Learning Communities

Perkins Loans: Capital Contributions and Loan Cancellations

Regional Education Laboratories

Safe and Drug Free Schools State Grants

(Small Elementary and Secondary Education Programs:)

Javits Gifted and Talented Education

National Writing Project

School Leadership

Dropout Prevention Program

Close Up Fellowships

Ready to Teach

Parental Information and Resource Centers

Alcohol Abuse Reduction

Foundations for Learning

Mental Health Integration in Schools

Community Technology Centers

Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners

Foreign Language Assistance

Excellence in Economic Education

Arts in Education

Women's Educational Equity

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling

Civic Education

Star Schools

(Smaller Higher Education Programs:)

Higher Education Demos for Students w/Disabilities

Underground Railroad Program

Interest Subsidy Grants

(Small Job Training and Adult Education Programs:)

Occupational and Employment Information

Tech-prep Demonstration

Literacy Programs for Prisoners

State Grants for Incarcerated Youth

(Small Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Programs:)


Byrd Scholarships

B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall Legal Opportunity

(Small Vocational Rehabilitation Programs:)

Vocational Rehabilitation Recreational Programs

Vocational Rehab (VR) Migrant and Seasonal Workers

Projects with Industry

Supported Employment

Teacher Quality Enhancement Program

Energy Department

Hydropower Program

Nuclear Energy Plant Optimization

Nuclear Energy Research Initiative

Oil and Gas Programs

Health and Human Services Department

ACF Community Service Programs

ACF Early Learning Opportunities Fund

CDC Congressional Earmarks

CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

CDC Youth Media Campaign

Direct Service Worker Delivery Grants

HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children

HRSA Health Facilities Construction Congressional Earmarks

HRSA Healthy Community Access Program

HRSA State Planning Grant Program

HRSA Trauma Care

HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury

HRSA Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Real Choice Systems Change Grants

Housing and Urban Development Department


Interior Department

BLM Jobs-in-the-Woods Program

LWCF State Recreation Grants (NPS)

National Park Service Statutory Aid

Rural Fire Assistance (BLM, NPS, FWS, BIA)

Justice Department

Byrne Discretionary Grants

Byrne Justice Assistance Grants

COPS Hiring Grants

COPS Interoperable Communications Technology Grants

COPS Law Enforcement Technology Grants

Juvenile Accountability Block Grants

National Drug Intelligence Center

Other State/Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program Terminations

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)

Labor Department

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Training Program

Reintegration of Youthful Offenders

Transportation Department

National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Program

Railroad Rehabilitation Infrastructure Financing Loan Program

Enviromental Protection Agency

Unrequested Projects

Water Quality Cooperative Agreements

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Hubble Space Telescope Robotic Servicing Mission

Other Agencies

National Veterans Business Development Corporation

Postal Service: Revenue Forgone Appropriation

SBA: Microloan Program

SBA: Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Participating Securities Program


Agriculture Department

Federal (In-House) Research

Forest Service Capital Improve and Maintenance

Forest Service Wildland Fire Management (incl. supp. and emergency funding)

Biomass Research and Development


CCC - Bioenergy

CCC - Market Access Program

Farm Bill Programs (EQIP

Farm Bill Programs (CSP)

Farm Bill Programs (WHIP)

Farm Bill Program (Farm and Ranchland Protection)

Farm Bill Programs (Ag. Management Assistance)


Renewable Energy

Rural Firefighter Grants

Rural Strategic Investment Program

Rural Business Investment Program

Value-added Grants

Watershed Rehabilitation

NRCS Conservation Operations

NRCS Resource Conservation and Development Program

Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans

Commerce Department

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Education Department

Adult Education State Grants

State Grants for Innovation

Energy Department

Environmental Management

Health and Human Services Department

HRSA Children's Hospitals GME Payment Program

HRSA Health Professions

HRSA Rural Health

SAMHSA Programs of Regional and National Significance

State, Local & Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Grants

Housing and Urban Development Department

Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Native American Housing Block Grant

Public Housing Capital Fund

Interior Department

Bureau of Indian Affairs School Construction

National Heritage Area Grants

Payments in Lieu of Taxes

USGS, Mineral Resources Program

Justice Department

Federal Bureau of Prisons Construction Program

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program

Juvenile Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Programs

Labor Department

International Labor Affairs Bureau

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Workforce Investment Act Pilots and Demonstrations

State Department

Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

Transportation Department

FAA - Facilities and Equipment

FAA - Airport Improvement Program (Oblim)

FRA - Next Generation High Speed Rail

Treasury Department

Internal Revenue Service - Taxpayer Service

Environmental Protection Agency

Alaska Native Villages

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Aeronautics: Vehicle Systems Program

Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter

Other Agencies

Archives: National Historical Publications & Records Commission

U.S. Institute of Peace, Construction of New Building


Agriculture: Rural Telephone Bank

Commerce: Economic and Community Development Programs

Homeland Security: State and Local Homeland Security Grants

Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration, Recover Aviation Security Screening Costs Through Fees

Labor: Job Training Reform, Consolidate Grants Program

Transportation: Amtrak

Army Corps of Engineers (Civil Works): Performance Guidelines for Funding Construction Projects

U.S. Agency for International Development and Department of Agriculture: International Food Aid

posted by OnlytheLonely

Friday, February 11, 2005

I'm King of the World!!! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Attention Kinks Fans!!!!

On the Sunday Morning Hangover

on KWVA 88.1 FM

for six weeks starting on Feb 20 I will
be running a BBC half hour program
from the 90's narrated by the Kinks'
Ray Davies. On this show he tells the
story of his humble beginnings, tells
how the Kinks became famous and plays
discs by his favorite artists.

Here is the Schedule:

February 20 Sunday- The Sunday Morning
Hangover features the Ray Davies
Diaries Part One- 8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM

February 27 Sunday- The Sunday Morning
Hangover features the Ray Davies Diaries
Part Two - 8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM

March 6 Sunday- The Sunday Morning Hangover
features the Ray Davies Diaries Part
Three-8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM

March 13 Sunday- The Sunday Morning Hangover
features the Ray Davies Diaries
Part Four 8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM

March 20 Sunday- The Sunday Morning Hangover
features the Ray Davies Diaries
Part Five 8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM

March 27 Sunday - The Sunday Morning Hangover
features the Ray Davies Diaries
Part Six 8 AM on KWVA 88.1 FM
Ray Davies Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

This Weekend's Radio Show

I will NOT be hosting the Hangover Sunday Morning-but please tune in anyhoo cuz my favorite DJ on KWVA News Director Tim Sutton will be doing my show and he has a Valentine's Day Show planned.
HOWEVER I will be on KWVA-FM this saturday night at 6PM PST hosting Halitosis' Lucky Devils show.
I haven't planned it out yet but I may do a set of rare Stones backing tracks fron Between the Buttons and Satanic Majesties Request. Get out yer cassette recorder.
Think of the Puppies too! Posted by Hello

Monday, February 07, 2005

Mr. President by Randy Newman

These lyrics mean so much more now than when he wrote this song in the 70's:

We've taken all you've given
But it's gettin' hard to make a livin'
Mr. President have pity on the working man

We're not asking you to love us
You may place yourself high above us
Mr. President have pity on the working man

I know it may sound funny
But people ev'ry where are runnin' out of money
We just can't make it by ourself

It is cold and the wind is blowing
We need something to keep us gong
Mr. President have pity on the working man

Maybe you've cheated
Maybe you've lied
Maybe you have finally lost your mind
Maybe you're only thinking 'bout yourself

Too late to run. Too late to cry now
The time has come for us to say good-bye now
Mr. President have pity on the working man
Mr. President have pity on the working man

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Feel More Secure with the Acme Electric Eye

Please Think of the Kittens Posted by Hello


February 6, 2005

Super-Spay Sunday

By Katie Harlan

South Eugene -

Volunteer veterinarians in Eugene are spending their Super bowl Sunday in a head to head challenge of their own. The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon sponsored the clinic for local feral and stray cats. Over 100 cats were spayed or neutered.

Clinic officials say the feral cat problem is simply getting worse. "In rural areas as well as cities. And it's statewide. Every clinic that we have throughout the state is at maximum capacity", Barbara Gunther, Clinic Coordinator.

The vets turned the clinic into a contest between the Philadelphia females and the New England males for Super-Spay Sunday.


Saturday, February 05, 2005

RAMONES ROOL!!!! Posted by Hello

News on the Ramones Movie

Damn I didn't have time to go see this at the Bijou today! I hope it stays on anothe week Meanwhile:


It’s coming to the North Americans! Sometime next month (February) Warner Brothers will release the DVD and VHS of End of the Century. The DVD has loads of extras…basically a s***load of great interview stuff (such as a lot more brilliant stuff from Joe Strummer).

Home video in other territories: no news yet. In the UK, Tartan Pictures has the home video rights. I don’t yet know what their plans are. As for Japan, it’s King Records and I’m waiting to hear from them. For Australia, I’m waiting to hear from them as well.


The PBS program Independent Lens will broadcast the film on April 26th, 2005. At first they wanted us to cut it down to 82 minutes or so. We tried but we just thought it compromised the film too much. So, we said it’s all or nothing. After that we figured we’d end up with PBS’s bootprint on our behinds. But, miraculously, they went for it. They even had to preempt Charlie Rose for that night (looks like he ended up with the bootprint on HIS ass). No offense, Charlie, it wasn’t my call. We’re big fans. But you’re only giving up one night out of thousands. So…thank you.

Friday, February 04, 2005


Hey baby won't you take a chance.
Say that you'll let me have this dance.

Well let's dance, let's dance.
We'll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potatoes too,
Any old dance that you wanna do.
Well let's dance, well let's dance.

Hey baby yeah you thrill the soul
Hold me tight, never let me go.

Let's dance...

Hey baby if you're all alone
Baby you'll let me walk you home

Let's dance...

Hey baby yeah you swing it right.
Yes I know that tonight's the night.
Let's dance... Well let's dance, well let's dance
Is This True? Posted by Hello

Did You Ever Wonder What This Song Was About?

This is one of my favorites and it is about some guy drinking up enough nerve to ask some girl to go out with him:

Procol Harum - Whiter Shade Of Pale

(written by: Keith Reid/Gary Brooker)

We skipped the light Fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the Miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well've been closed

And so it was that later
As the Miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

And so it was.... (fade)

She said "I'm home on shore leave"
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass
And forced her to agree
Saying, "You must be the mermaid
Who took Neptune for a ride"
But she smiled at me so sadly
That my anger straight 'way died

Thursday, February 03, 2005

This is what all the guys in Junction City look like. Posted by Hello
This is what all the girls in Junction City look like. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Happy Birthday Michael!

I have an older brother who ran away from his family and his life over 5 years ago. No one has heard anything from him in the last year and I just hope that he is OK and living at one of the many shelters he has survived at during the last 5 years. Of course this has ripped our family up but there is nothing that we can do. Everytime we made contact with doctors social workers or lawyers he vanished.He refuses to take any meds and sometimes ends up in jail.
So, since I have no address for him and there is no way to contact him , this is my birthday wish.

Michael, I hope that you are well and that you are getting by.
Happy Birthday!
See you again someday,
your Brother Marc.

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction: More Wintry Weather to Come

Published: Feb 2, 2005
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and the news isn't good.

The world's most famous furry forecaster saw his shadow Wednesday on Gobbler's Knob, suggesting another six weeks of wintry weather.

The chubby critter delivered the prediction after he was pulled from his burrow in an oak stump at 7:31 a.m. by a top-hatted handler, and his prediction was greeted by boos from the thousands in attendance.

"He's only the messenger!" one of the members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club - the volunteer group in charge of Phil and the town's Groundhog Day festivities - reminded the crowd braving the frigid weather.

In the years since The Punxsutawney Spirit first carried word of the groundhog's failing to see its shadow in 1886, this town of 7,500 people about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh has been dubbed the "Weather Capital of the World."

The tradition stems from the Christian holiday of Candlemas, and the belief that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow, winter will last another six weeks. If there's no shadow, spring will come early.

That was the forecast from Lilburn, Ga., groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, who did not see his shadow when he emerged as light rain fell Wednesday morning. Beau made his appearance with a female groundhog their handlers at Yellow River Game Ranch hope will produce offspring to continue the tradition if the aging prognosticator retires this year.

In Punxsutawney, an energetic crowd of about 2,000 people was already assembled by 3:30 a.m. Most were bundled against the cold, but at least one young woman braved the weather in a bikini top.

Nikki Wehrmann and her 9-year-old daughter, Arianne, had on layer upon layer as they huddled over coffee and hot chocolate. Arianne was taking the day off from school to see Phil, her mother said. They live in nearby DuBois.

"We considered this an educational purpose," said Wehrmann, who told her daughter about the history of Groundhog Day and plans to have Arianne do a project on the event.

"And anything that brings 20,000 or 30,000 people on some years we have to do it at least once," Wehrmann said.

Resident Sue Lingenfelter said the annual frenzy, and just how famous Phil is, still amazes her.

"I just placed a catalog order yesterday and the guy said to me, 'Is your town ready to go crazy?'" she said.

Ward Brown, 50, and his sister Suzy Fulkerson, 41, came from Sparta, Ill., although they tied the trip in with a visit to their sister, who recently moved to nearby DuBois.

"It was a good excuse to visit her," said Brown, who was toting a $75 stump of wood a craftsman had carved into the shape of a groundhog sporting a top hat.

According to the Punxsutawney club, Phil saw his shadow for the 95th time. He hasn't seen his shadow 14 times; nine years have no record of the outcome.


Tuesday, February 01, 2005