Monday, July 25, 2011


1950 - July 24 2011: Formerly a member of America between 1970 - 1977; left the band to become a 'Christian' musician. Despite that, he will always be remembered for his vocals & harmonies on many of America's early hits. Way too young to go, nothing has been released as to cause of death.
Rock on Dan, rock on...

Thursday, July 21, 2011


1917 - 2011 The man who invented the album cover

Previous to 1939, most records were released in plain paper covers, or multi-disc books, with no artwork. Alex Steinweiss designed over 2500 covers between the years 1939 and 1973.

Rock on Alex...rock on...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Colin Ferguson January 1994 – March 1995
The infamous massacre on the Long Island Railroad one 1993 evening killed six people but spawned a movement when one victim’s wife, Carolyn McCarthy, won election to the House of Representatives and became an outspoken advocate of gun control. Ferguson, for his part, vigorously denied an insanity defense and ultimately decided to represent himself.

“We have an insane defendant rejecting an insanity defense for an insane reason,” Ferguson’s one-time attorney Ron Kuby said.

Ferguson was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


 The government shutdown in Minnesota is starting to hit people where it really hurts: their neighborhood bars. More than 300 bars and liquor stores are unable to buy booze because their $20 alcohol-purchasing licenses have expired, and the state agency that renews them is closed. State officials have also asked MillerCoors LLC to pull all 39 of its beer brands from store shelves because the state did not process the company's brand-label fee before the shutdown.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


i thought this was pretty neat. Found it on the internet somewhere (so it must be true). Apparently an owl crashed into a window at some lady's house and left the imprint below. Suppposedly owls have some kind of powdery substance on their feathers that help keeps them something or other (hey, I'm no ornithologist!! - Google it yourself...) and when the bird hit the car, it left a dusting of the powder on the windshield. (Sort of like an avian Shroud of Turin, eh?)

Monday, July 11, 2011


1943 - July 11 2011. Now this guy I'll really miss. First saw him with the 'Grass Roots' in the mid-80s at an oldies show. Later saw him in the 90s & 00s at Epcot Flower Power concerts. Got to meet and talk to him a number of times. A really great guy, always happy to chat and sign autographs. I remember the last time we saw him, he had some sort of knee surgery (or possibly injury and could barely walk. But he did the show with a barstool to sit on, and afterward allowed people on stage to chat and sign. Really sorry he's gone; way, way too young.
Rock on Rob, rock on...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011


You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic by Ian Hunter

Yeah, man Cleveland Rocks!!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


Well, certainly for the dead Caylee it is. Not quite sure how a jurycould find Casey 'not guilty' on all counts except lying to police
officers. If she wasn't guilty, then why would she lie to police? If
she didn't know her daughter's fate, why would she party? Doesn't make
sense at all to me.
I'm quite certain that not-quite-three Caylee did not duct tape her
own mouth, wrap herself in plastic, and throw herself in a wooded area
down the street from where her Grandparents lived.
Hopefully, when (if) Casey goes to prison for the lying charges, she
won't be separated from the general population, and they will make
sure Caylee finally gets justice.