April Fool’s Day

Slim Harpo – Shake Your Hips

Today’s Quote:

9. John C. Dvorak named product strategist
8. Steve and his Oracle pal Larry Ellison go hunting; Larry shoots Steve in the face
7. The iPhone Shuffle: hit a button, call a random number
6. iTunes for Linux
5. Solid gold 30th anniversary Mac: you can’t use it, but it sure looks posh
4. A Jobs-branded fashion line, with the ad slogan: “Here’s to the pretty ones.”
3. Apple Newton starts shipping again. Not with any upgrades, it just starts shipping again
2. Apple buys Disney, Mickey Mouse mascot replaced with Jonathan Ive
1. Steve wears a bowtie again — over his turtleneck

Valleywag‘s nine least likely 30th anniversary Apple surprises .

I have my collection of MP3 blues posted on FrankWeb. Maybe someone will find it of interest. The Blues section of my collection is the only part that’s really organized. I have a lot of stuff in the Rock ‘n’ Roll area that I need to listen to and confirm it’s what it says it is. I’ve acquired a lot of stuff where the people who had it before me were totally clueless about who to attribute songs to. It’s not that difficult, really. Neil Young does not sound like Sting and Jimi Hendrix should not be confused with Bob Dylan.

I ripped a few more of my blues tapes today. I’m thinking I should learn the technologies to put my music collection into a searchable database so someone, say a family member or a good friend, could find out if I had a particular song, album, or artist in my collection. Gosh, I haven’t messed around with SQL databases in a few years and I’m not sure how I’d put together a web-based interface to construct a query and display the results. It’s probably not that difficult.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. What is the theme song for the film, High Noon? A) Red River Valley B) Do Not Forsake Me C) Wan’rin Star
2. Steve Boone, Joe Butler, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky were all original members of which band? A) Manfred Mann B) The Lovin’ Spoonful C) Paul Revere & the Raiders
3. What is the name of the Jeanette McDonald/Nelson Eddy song with the lyric, “When I’m calling you-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo”? A) Indian Love Song B) Farewell to Dreams C) Beyond the Horizon
4. Making Our Dreams Come True is the theme song from which TV show? A) Cheers B) Laverne & Shirley C) The Partridge Family
5. Whose nickname was “The Man in Black”? A) Johnny Cash B) Merle Haggard C) Roy Orbison

This town needs a radio station that pays homage to the blues, even if it’s only a couple hours a week. WTUE has Breakfast With The Beatles on Sunday morning. That’s a show that I enjoy very much when I manage to catch it. Why not a two-hour Blues for Breakfast on Saturday morning? When I was in Hawaii in the early 90s, KPOI in Honolulu had a two-hour program on Sunday morning called Blues for Breakfast. They began it as a one hour program but due to its popularity, they expanded it to two hours. I’m sure there are plenty of blues aficionados who would tune in. I know I’d get up early on Saturday morning for it. Of course, an all-blues station would be even better but I don’t see that happening. The suits who run radio don’t understand the blues. They don’t even understand rock ‘n’ roll.

Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) Do Not Forsake Me
2. B) The Lovin’ Spoonful
3. A) Indian Love Song [I think it was Slim Whitman’s cover of this song that was used in Mars Attacks. (Or something that sounded kind of like it.)]
4. B) Laverne & Shirley
5.A) Johnny Cash

Whoo Hoo! I’m five for five today!


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.