Monday, July 22, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

U.S. Renewables Top Coal for First Time
Despite administration's best efforts.

Trump Could Win 5 Million Fewer Votes Than His Opponent And Still Win Second Term
According to Internet Research Agency of Saint Petersburg.

Millions Plan to Storm Area 51 on September 20th
Many claiming to be relatives of extraterrestrials held there.

With Number of Applicants Dwindling, U.S. Armed Forces Consider 16-Year-Olds
Works for terrorist groups.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I have no info on this but it's different. Here's a twofer.


Thanks to Ron Newcomer.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Pentagon May Ban Pizza, Beer in Switch to Lean, High Performance Diet
May also need to bring back the draft.
Miami: Poor Pressured to Move to Areas More Likely To Flood as Wealthy Abandon Coastline
Opportunistic developers seen passing out “Move to lower ground” leaflets in English and Spanish.
Study: No Evidence of Added Benefit in Most New Drugs
Just a mind-boggling list of additional side effects.
Florida Strip Club Cancels Golf Tournament at Trump Resort
Fortunately, a Palm Beach massage parlor steps in and will stage its tournament there.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 6, 2019

Dolly, Linda and Emmylou's careers took off in the 1970s with very distinct takes on country music. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris ended up uniting and eventually collaborated on 1987's four-million-selling debut album, Trio.

In the 60s, country music was viewed by most of America as blue collar and Dolly was country through and through. Linda Ronstadt's take on classic country helped make her the biggest female star in mid-70s USA.

Folk singer Emmylou learned about country from mentor Gram Parsons. After his death in 1973, she became a bandleader in her own right. It was Emmylou and Linda - the two west coast folk rockers - who voiced their mutual appreciation of Dolly, the mountain girl singer from Tennessee, when they became early students of her work. The artists talk about uniting as harmony singing sisters and eventually collaborating on their debut country album, Trio. The album helped launch the mountain music revival that would peak with the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou.

In 2012 Linda Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which left her unable to sing, but 2016 sees unreleased songs from their sessions to create a third Trio album. This is the story of how their alliance made them pioneers in bringing different music worlds together and raising the game for women in the country tradition.

Contributors:
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, George Lucas, Peter Asher, Chris Hillman, Laura Cantrell, Robert K Oermann, John Boylan, Phil Kaufman, David Lindley, Albert Lee, Herb Pedersen, Allison Krause, George Massenberg & Applewood Road.

Songs heard in the complete, hour-long music biography include After The Gold Rush, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Those Memories Of You, 9 To 5, Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Wildflowers, Boulder To Birmingham, I've Got A Crush On You, So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star, Blue Bayou, You're No Good, To Know Him Is To Love Him, I Fall To Pieces, Okie From Muskogee, and much more.

Thanks to Cal Vid.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Facebook Campaign Ads Use Stock Photo Actors to Portray Actual Supporters
You wouldn't want to see actual supporters.
Current Rolling Stones Tour Sponsored by Firm Selling Annuities
Concession stands offer reverse mortgages, cemetery plots.
Study: Planting One Trillion Trees Could Capture Huge Amount of Carbon Dioxide
Enough to let us drive Hummers again.
Trump Campaign Ad About Small Business Features Store in Tokyo
Sharp-eyed viewers notice “Fresh Whale Meat” sign in window.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Quote of the Week:
“There is room for debate about whether he is a scoundrel or mere rogue, but not much about his moral bankruptcy, rooted in a contempt for truth.” (Max Hastings, former editor of the Daily Telegraph, describing either Boris Johnson or Donald Trump.)
Billionaires Write Letter to Presidential Candidates Imploring Them to Raise Their Taxes
Despite the public's apparent desire to make the rich richer and hope some of it trickles down to them.
Study: Expertise Falling Out Of Favor at Work
Experienced, knowledgeable employees deemed less likely to follow orders.
Survey: Half of Doctors Consider Leaving Medicine Because of Health Insurance Headaches
Then reconsider when they find out how hard it is to get health insurance.