By admin | July 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Dick Rowe is revered as one of the greatest producers and record executives of all time, but he is best known for a mistake of epic proportions. He signed legendary bands like the Rolling Stones and the Moody Blues, but told the Beatles that they were not good enough. In one of the most famous errors in music history he picked Brian Poole and the Tremelos as a better bet for stardom than the Fab Four.

George Martin made no such mistake. Under his guidance the Beatles became a cultural phenomenon and continue reading this entry »

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By admin | May 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Life In The ’80s: Say Yes To Excess

The 1980s: Where Anything Goes
The 1980s were a strange time for style, fashion, art, music and culture. Moreover, the ’80s signified a period of restlessness and over-indulgence. In this fashion, the 1980s produced an excess of quality. Further, the trends in the ’80s were numerous and gained worldwide acceptance. This also has something to do with the science and technology of the time. Scientists were exploring the Big Bang Theory and technology was producing electronic equipment continue reading this entry »

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By admin | March 27, 2013 - 12:00 am
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I remember the smell of gasoline and the purr of a small outboard engine. The soothing rattle of fishing poles and tackle against the side of the small aluminum boat my grandmother used to take my cousins and I fishing in are some of the fondest memories that I have, and ones that I have benefited from the most.

Taking your children fishing is one of the best ways that you can spend time bonding with them. It will instill in them an appreciation of nature, teach them skills that they can in turn pass on continue reading this entry »

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By admin | July 14, 2012 - 12:00 am
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Loading up the car with the kids and going somewhere can be frustrating even on a short trip. When you add the long distances often required to get to popular vacation destinations it can be all but unbearable once their excitement fades to boredom and the endless barrage of “Are we there yet?” begins. Instead a new trend has families taking mini vacations to exciting but nearby locations. Avoiding the long car trip has more benefits than just avoiding bored children however, it also lets a family spend the time they would have spent continue reading this entry »

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By admin | October 18, 2011 - 12:00 am
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When many people think about heroes, they think about the fictional characters in movies and books. However, the real heroes are those who dedicate their lives to helping others. Emergency responders are people who strive to help others. Just like the characters in comic books and the movies, emergency responders risk their lives to save others.

The sad thing is that emergency responders do not get the recognition that they deserve. These people often work long hours and they continue reading this entry »

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By admin | October 15, 2011 - 12:00 am
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In an age when even the telephone seems almost obsolete, is it getting harder to be just people, face to face, in conversation? Is it becoming inconvenient to be close enough to look into each other’s eyes? Are we so willing to sacrifice intimacy for the extended reach of electronic media?

There is a commercial now airing on television (another of the technologies that is approaching obsolescence). At home, a mother shares with her daughter, continue reading this entry »

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By admin | October 13, 2011 - 12:00 am
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In our busy lives we forget to listen to what our kids may be subjected to, however it is critical for us to become aware of those programs or adult conversations that, when we don’t think they are listening, they may be soaking up like sponges. Also like a sponge they are not discriminate about content of what they absorb. Please be assured that those who wish to influence our kids are very aware of the fertile ground of those sponges.
Be minduful of not only the content continue reading this entry »

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By admin | September 27, 2011 - 12:00 am
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When you were a kid you didn’t worry about things like adt security or your boss yelling at you – you were all about what was popular! Why not relive those days with our nostalgic list of fads we’d like to see a resurgence of
Pogs – Remember Pogs? They were little more than cardboard disks that were heavily decorated by boy were they fun. The game itself was kind of irrelevant but collecting them all was what we were all about.
Beanie Babies – Mostly we’d like continue reading this entry »

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By admin | July 20, 2011 - 12:00 am
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Old Vs. New in the Auto Industry is a debate that is as old as the industry itself. When the mass production of the automobile was a dream put into action because of the assembly line in the early 1900s the cost of building a car went down and companies were able to produce hundreds more automobiles than ever before. This made cars an option for not just the extremely wealthy, and thus car culture was born.

An old idea in car manufacturing is the idea that the car might last you your entire life, and that you could one continue reading this entry »

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By admin | July 17, 2011 - 12:00 am
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Usually the musical market and hit parade are infiltrated by musicians who have had hits previously, but occasionally some group or band gets lucky and sneaks a hit amongst all the other hits on the billboard. Usually one hit wonders have the kind of appeal that causes someone to want to gag themselves profusely until they black out and a better song comes on the radio but there have been a few good songs that have come out of the won hit wonders over continue reading this entry »

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