Keith Emerson: Pioneer, Virtuoso, Showman, Maestro, by Steve Gans

I was having a beer with a friend of mine when I got the news of Keith Emerson’s death. There seems to have been a recent wave of rock and roll icons exiting stage left – and given all of our advancing ages – more soon to come. But hearing about the untimely demise . . . → Read More: Keith Emerson: Pioneer, Virtuoso, Showman, Maestro, by Steve Gans

By George, by Tom Fredrickson

What does a record producer do? What does he bring to the studio? In the case of Phil Spector, it was usually a revolver, a cloud of dread, and a closet full of percussion instruments. Nick Lowe seems to have brought bonhomie and the shortest path through the session to the pub afterwards. To . . . → Read More: By George, by Tom Fredrickson

Donald J. Drumpf: What’s in a Name? by Vino Knight-Trané

Don’t know if this makes any sense if you haven’t seen John Oliver’s (above) epic takedown of Trump (my wife was nonplussed), but the image below is my first effort at agitprop. This is the perfect time to point out that Trump was accused, today, of leading his followers in a pledge which . . . → Read More: Donald J. Drumpf: What’s in a Name? by Vino Knight-Trané

Not Just a Cycle: Natural Disasters and Bible Prophecy

Not Just a Cycle

Scott Christiansen, Author of the book Planet in Distress, explains how natural disasters fit into the Great Controversy and Bible prophecy.

Online Books: The Great Controversy

Here’s the video above on a page with larger viewing screen.

INDIAN PRINCESS – ELECTRONIC BEATS

London-based EDM artist INDIAN PRINCESS has come out with a blistering satire of the vacuous aspirations to globalism in her genre which you may see and hear here:

Damian Lillard’s 51 Points x Dame D.O.L.L.A.’s ‘They Sleep’

Election 2016: The Path to Statesmanship, by Vino Knight-Trané

Recent coverage of the U.S. Presidential campaign has been interesting in its perspective. After a 5% loss in Nevada, all of the prognosticators suggest that Sanders is done–one article suggesting that he’ll be at a disadvantage because his twenty-something army will be on spring break during upcoming primaries. This seems very premature.

On the . . . → Read More: Election 2016: The Path to Statesmanship, by Vino Knight-Trané

My Oklahoma Sooner Football Bookshelf, by Mark Erickson

I was born and raised in Minnesota, “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” My parents had a cabin during my formative years that allowed me to seek out frogs, swim, and water ski on the weekends. Both of my parents graduated from the University of Minnesota, and my Dad attended the Golden Gopher football games . . . → Read More: My Oklahoma Sooner Football Bookshelf, by Mark Erickson

2016 Giants Fan Fest: The Future is Now, by Chuck Strom

Fan Fest

One person much on people’s minds at last Saturday’s San Francisco Giants Fan Fest wasn’t even in the house. For the first time since 2008, the Giants are beginning their season without one of the most iconic players in their history: Tim Lincecum. Questions on his status came up in several of . . . → Read More: 2016 Giants Fan Fest: The Future is Now, by Chuck Strom

Mr. Fry and His Traveling Bed

This video has been supremely popular on Facebook. I don’t want to deprive anyone in this forum. The Youtube video description goes, “Mr. Fry is a saluki mix from Arizona Greyhound Rescue. He loves to bask in the sun, so he takes his bed with him to a sunny spot for a nice afternoon . . . → Read More: Mr. Fry and His Traveling Bed

Yosemite Natural Firefall 2016

Yosemite is the real magic kingdom…

Seattle’s Funhouse Hosts New York’s The Toasters for a Fun Night Of Ska, by Holly Homan

Tuesday night February 9 marked the annual return of ska masters The Toasters. They embarked immediately on long time favorites, “I’m Running Right Through the World” and “Pirate Radio,” but it was when they played “Weekend In LA” that the dance floor really lit up. I didn’t see a still body on that dance . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Funhouse Hosts New York’s The Toasters for a Fun Night Of Ska, by Holly Homan

A Modern Lament, by Mark Erickson

In December 2015 I wrote about evangelical Wheaton College’s decision to suspend Larycia Hawkins, its’ first ever female African American tenured professor due to a seemingly innocuous FB post. Well, the acrimony intensified and now Professor Hawkins will not return.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/wheaton-christian-college-professor-larycia-hawkins-muslims-worship-same-god

In my EPB post, I referenced a similar trial of a Seminary . . . → Read More: A Modern Lament, by Mark Erickson

The Holy Gasp – The Mating Song

Bird do it, bees do it, even the Black Keys do it…

https://theholygasp.bandcamp.com/

Scenes From Super Bowl City: the NFL Descends Upon San Francisco, by Chuck Strom

Photo op

When the NFL comes to town for the Super Bowl, it is not just a visit: it is an occupation. In addition to the game itself, the NFL has taken possession of the Moscone Convention Center for the week for its NFL Experience, a theme park and autograph show that one can . . . → Read More: Scenes From Super Bowl City: the NFL Descends Upon San Francisco, by Chuck Strom

Lamb of God Rocks Our World While Giving Us Causes for Concern, by Mark Erickson

I went to my third Lamb of God concert a couple of days ago. They are a pure American metal band from Virginia who met at Virginia Commonwealth University at least 20 years ago. In 2003, I flew from Chicago to a municipal airport in Creighton, Nebraska for work. I had a nursing . . . → Read More: Lamb of God Rocks Our World While Giving Us Causes for Concern, by Mark Erickson

Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend

Coldplay has definitely found the sweetspot where East meets West:

Blazers Dominated LeBron: What Was Up With That? by Chuck Strom

This article is an interesting update on the Blazers/Cavs game last December, suggesting that the LeBron and company may have scaled down their level of play on purpose, possibly to persuade ownership to ship Coach Blatt out the door.

http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/1/22/10818480/david-blatt-cleveland-cavalaiers-lebron-james-portland-trail-blazers

No one will likely confess to the deed, but it would not be the . . . → Read More: Blazers Dominated LeBron: What Was Up With That? by Chuck Strom

Art Garfunkel Endorses Bernie Sanders With “America” Song

I must admit I didn’t see this coming. Who’d a thunk Aht Gahfunkel would be the last hippie standing? This makes the photo of Trump and Neil Young so much sadder.

Tommy Keene – Laugh in the Dark – Review by Paul Johnson

Laugh in the Dark by Tommy Keene catches you by surprise and reminds you of fun as would a county fair stop on your way to a funeral. On “All Gone Away” Keene delves into the brief, transitory nature of our existence and asks “27 minutes left for you, how do you want it . . . → Read More: Tommy Keene – Laugh in the Dark – Review by Paul Johnson