Wednesday, January 14, 2015


In an op-ed piece in the paper(New York Times), Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol calls on the Muslim world to ease its concept of blasphemy.
"Rage is a sign of nothing but immaturity," he says. "The power of any faith comes not from its coercion of critics and dissenters. It comes from the moral integrity and the intellectual strength of its believers."

Thursday, January 08, 2015


JAN.15, 2015 11:15 AM Boy, sure looks chilly, and look at that snow cover. Glad I live in Florida!


 Thanks for starting it all, Ray.
Ray McFall outside the Cavern Club
The Cavern Club’s legendary owner Ray McFall who first booked the Beatles has died.
Mr McFall, a legend of the British music scene, first bought the club in October 1959 from Alan Sytner and set about transforming it from a jazz club to the mecca of British rock and roll.
Buying the Cavern for the tidy sum of £2,750, Mr McFall owned and operated theMathew Street venue throughout the 60s- booking a young Ringo Star in his first band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
Under Mr McFall, many more legends from the Who to the Kinks performed at the Cavern, and he first booked the Beatles for a lunch-hour appearance on February 21, 1961.
The Beatles’ first evening appearance followed a month later, the beginning of 292 Cavern Club dates by August 3, 1963, earning roughly 25 shillings per performance.
(With thanks to the Liverpool Echo)

Wednesday, January 07, 2015


 Happy #BobbleDay! It's a great day to support the Kickstarter to create the @BobbleheadHall

Sunday, January 04, 2015


“I will legitimately miss Miller High Life Light. I know. It's the BrĂ¼t of the Champagne of Beers. I can't help myself. I might be drinking one right now on my day off. Rick Wolfe, who run the Brewer's Tasting Room in Pinellas, told me one of the hardest things to do in brewing is a beer like the High Life. "They found a way to strip out all the color and all the taste," he told me while we discussed the #2015LocalBeerYear project. "That's hard to do."”

Chris Wilkerson
Deputy Editor-
Tampa Bay Business Journal