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Strange quirk of fate

I noticed that Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year. So shall we be somber or spellbound?

 

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1962

Billboard Tenth Anniversary Issue, 1904

Billboard Tenth Anniversary Issue, 1904 – Wikipedia

Okay, it’s mid-winter in Canada and, frankly, I need a little diversion that’s just sheer fun. So I thought it would be a great idea to do a “top song” for each year I’ve been alive, starting at 1962, the year I was born.

After a quick look at Billboard for 1962, I decided I’d begin with two songs instead of just one. I may do that again, I may not. But since ’62 is the year I came into this world, I think it’s okay to start with a bang!

Both of these songs are familiar to me. I had older bros and sis’s. And I can still see their 45s (those are vinyl singles, for those who don’t know) in my mind’s eye. Also, they’re just good songs that have enjoyed a lot of airtime and cover versions through the years.

So here’s my beginnings… 1962. And two songs I know and like from that year.

Stay tuned for next time… 1963!

Reelin’ in ALL the Years

 Now Charlie Puth Has Candles (stereogum.com)

 Lil Uzi Vert says he’s finished a new project (thefader.com)


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Diary of a Madman

Originally a serious track called “medieval,” I was trying to record some ahhs and not having much luck. Suddenly I was inspired to go into a sort of nonsense voiceover (with a nod to the Beatles and Lewis Carroll).


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I remember when the web was young… me and suzie had so much fun

earth sunrise via deviant art

I signed up for deviant art many years ago. After retrieving my PW I’m good to go. This time I’m just testing to see if you can hyperlink to images like you can at, say, Flickr.

It’s fun to do new things on the web. This isn’t actually new but going back to deviant art reminds me of the early days when every website was an adventure, an exploration. These days it’s more about “Will I Tweet this or post it on Facebook?”

A lot of smaller sites have bitten the dust as a handful of megalomaniac CEOs take over the internet and the world. I’m glad deviant art is still around. Probably owned by Google or something like that. But at least I had a few moments where I felt that wonder that was the early days of the web.

Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M(feedproxy.google.com)

Doing a Low-Budget Photo Shoot with DIY Props for Less Than $75(petapixel.com)

Google’s next big Chrome update will make internet browsing less annoying(businessinsider.com)

Women In Tech: Up & Coming Female Entrepreneurs(grasshopper.com)

Germany’s New Social Media Hate Speech Law is Now Being Enforced(gizmodo.co.uk)

Still living under the tyranny of the password in 2017(techcrunch.com)

Is Your Time Online Time Well Spent?(cmswire.com)

Twitter Says 677,775 People Touched by Russia-Based Organizations(247wallst.com)


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He comes in chocolate

Some of my family are in the US. Many visit often. This came through the door fairly recently!


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late last night

It wasn’t really that late but I thought that sounded good. Here’s me walking away from where I live. I am really close to an OBD (outlying business district) so can see a little action in about ten minutes walk.

The moon is rising. Can you see it? Just a sliver.

Not terribly eventful… this sequence, but familiar to me. I’ve been living here since 1999. And spent some time here before that too.

Click on any image to make it larger and scroll as series (the first is actually last, but I don’t know how to reverse it). 🙂


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Travel the world thru radio…