I admit it. I killed Jimmy Hoffa!

The Allman Brothers Band – Just Ain’t Easy

Today’s Quote: “A setback is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

Sunday stuff from the New York Times
BabyFirst: Television Steps Perilously Close to the Womb by Dave Itzkoff
“Great news for 6-month-olds with rarified taste: now they can have their own channel, 24-7.”
I find it disturbing that the media is now targeting babies and toddlers. I have to wonder what these kids will be like when they grow up. I also wonder about the intelligence of parents who subject their children to it. Are parents relinquishing all rights to educate their children?

The Dixie Chicks: America Catches Up With Them by Jon Pareles
“The group has a new sound, but the same attitude.”

Let’s I.M. as You Read This by Carolyn Curiel
“We think of America as a sleep-deprived nation, but we are becoming deep-thought deprived, too. ”

Digging Up Detroit by Jerry Stanecki
“The never-ending search for Jimmy Hoffa.”

On this day
On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

In other news
Poverty sucks! Drought and famine suck too!

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. How many years defined the true Western classical music period? A) 50 B) 100 C) 150
2. Who composed the Moonlight Sonata A) Mozart B) Beethoven C) Haydn
3. Who is considered the founding father of bluegrass music? A) Bill Monroe B) John Hartford C) Doc Watson
4. In which decade did bluegrass music originate? A) 1930s B) 1940s C) 1950s
5. What’s the formal name for the them from the soap opera The Young and the Restless? A) Bless the Beasts and the Children B) Annie’s Song C) Nadia’s Theme

Music Trivia Answers:
1. A) 50 [Which 50 years were they and what is the “true Western classical music period?”]
2. B) Beethoven
3. A) Bill Monroe
4. B) 1940s
5. C) Nadia’s Theme

How did I do here? Zilch on the classical music questions. I guessed Bill Monroe because he’s the only name I could associate with bluegrass music and, unbelievably, I knew the soap opera theme. I’m sure bluegrass music existed before the 1940s; it just wasn’t recognized by the music industry until they “discovered” Bill Monroe.


Author: Rick

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