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Greta Thunberg, environmental activist receives distinguished recognition on Swedish postage stamp.

Greta Thunberg, environmental activist receives distinguished recognition on Swedish postage stamp.

Illustration of environmental activist Greta Thunberg is part of a series highlighting Sweden’s environmental quality goals.

Greta Thunberg received recognition of her work to “preserve Sweden’s unique nature for future generations”.

She turned 18 on 3 January and is shown standing on a rocky cliff top wearing a yellow raincoat, with Swifts birds (Swifts are placed in the order Apodiformes with hummingbirds.) flying around her, as part of a set by the artist and illustrator Henning Trollbäck titled Valuable Nature.

Cool Thing Invented by a Women: The Cabinet Bed

In 1885, Sarah E. Goode became the first African-American woman with a U.S. patent with her invention of a folding cabinet bed which maximized space in small homes. The fully-functional desk could be used by day and then folded down for a good night’s sleep. 15 years after her patent, The Murphy Bed revolutionized urban life in increasingly more densely populated cities.

Sarah Fuller makes history again in College Football with the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Sarah Fuller makes history again as first woman to score points in Power Five game

Sarah Fuller continues to leave her mark with the Commodores

Sarah Fuller, Vanderbilt kicker am nice again made history when she kicked an extra point in the first half of the Commodores’ game against Tennessee.

Sarah became the first woman to play and score points in a Power Five game by kicking the ball off on Nov. 28 against Missouri.

Sarah Fuller said, “I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to. You really can. If you have that mentality all the way through, you can do big things,” 

Sarah Fuller is among good company joining April Goss and Katie Hnida as the only women to play in an FBS game. April Goss played at Kent State in 2015 and kicked an extra point against Delaware State. Katie Hnida in the New Mexico against Texas State in 2003 kicked two extra points.

Vanderbilt plays their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium, located on the university’s Nashville, Tennessee campus.

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” at 8/7c & “At Home Holiday Special” at 10/9c on Dec. 2 on NBC

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” at 8/7c & “At Home Holiday Special” at 10/9c on Dec. 2 on NBC

About the Shows

The world-famous Rockettes perform in the celebrated show that has become a staple of the holiday season at the iconic Rockefeller Center venue.

Network: NBC

First special: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center with the Rockettes“ at 8/7c

Second special: “At Home Holiday Special” airing at 10-11 p.m. ET/PT

Day & Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8/7c and 10-11p.m. ET

An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the ‘Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special’

NEW YORK–NBC and the Radio City Rockettes are bringing the holiday cheer with the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City  The second special is “At Home Holiday Special” airing Wednesday, Dec. 2 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) following the telecast of NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”

The iconic performances in the special, which were previously recorded at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, will also feature special appearances and holiday messages from Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi and John Legend.

NBC News’ “TODAY” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the joyous event.

Beloved by generations of families and starring the incomparable Radio City Rockettes, the “Christmas Spectacular” is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the magic of Christmas in New York comes alive. The “Christmas Spectacular” transports audiences to the North Pole, Central Park and the manger in Bethlehem, and features magnificent Rockettes performances and stunning costumes. This iconic Christmas tradition featuring select performances from the annual live show will continue to bring joy and holiday spirit to viewers at home, during what is the first time in Radio City’s history that the “Christmas Spectacular” has not performed this beloved holiday celebration.

Since their debut at Radio City Music Hall in 1932, the Rockettes have inspired and delighted audiences from around the world and helped fans of all ages celebrate the holidays in the most memorable way. The dance company has appeared in some of the most prominent events in entertainment, including their annual performances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. The Radio City Rockettes are the longest-running precision dance company in America, admired for their iconic style of dance and their teamwork both on-stage and off. Their talent and athleticism are unrivaled and their intricate choreography is both graceful and powerful.


Jimi Hendrix 78th Birthday

Jimi Hendrix 78th Birthday 

Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy’s inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.

On September 21, 1969 at the Jai-Alai Fronton, in Miami, FL I had the rare opportunity to work for Hendrix’s sound reenforcement company. The entire evening I stood less than 20-feet away from him. Riveted to watching him play every note.

Other Florida concerts:

JUL 5, 1970: Jimi Hendrix at Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, USA

Jimi Hendrix  http://youtu.be/_PVjcIO4MT4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968)

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL * Sunday 24 November 1968

The 27 Club is in remembrance of popular musicians who died at the age of twenty-seven. The ‘club’ is generally taken to include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Album Review

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Album Review.

Listened/watched Taylor Swift’s perform “Folklore” on Disney Prime. This is a radical change of musical and lyrical style. Her earlier seven albums were biographical, “Folklore” is a departure. 

When Taylor was a very young teenager her family relocated to Nashville to help her musical career. For a few years she was a professional song writer, writing songs everyday for other artists. Taylor Swift has mastered her craft. 

The “Folklore” album is mostly a guitar, piano and her lovely voice and lyrics. Due to the Pandemic all of the recording studios were closed so she recorded the album in her house, Long Pond Studios and another smaller studio up the road. Taylor Swift had a choice to wait out the Pandemic or accomplish something. She delivered. 

I was surprise at Long Pond Studios how much very old musical instruments (Kay guitar, Fender amp and an ancient Vox bass, etc.) we’re laying all over the studio and metal stands. In 1981 I was in Ronnie’s studio in Nashville, Tenn. I asked why were all of the music stands, chairs everything in the studio made of wood? They were surprised I noticed. The studio manager reply, “Ronnie Milsap can “hear the metal” resonant and demanded everything to be switched over to wood.” Now that’s a set of ears. 

The “Folklore” album was just recently released and became the first million-selling album of 2020 in U.S. If you need to chill this is the album for you. 

American Music Awards 2020: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

American Music Awards 2020: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

The 48th annual “2020 American Music Awards,” music’s hottest night of the year, will feature marquee performances and signature breathtaking moments, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

Two-time AMA winner The Weeknd and rapper Roddy Ricch snagged eight American Music Award nominations each, the most of any nominee, both earning a nomination for the night’s most coveted award, Artist of the Year. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year, including nods in the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories. And in a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. Swift is the current record-holder for most wins in this category with five wins, and could also break her own record for most AMA wins of all time, 29, should she win in any of the four categories she’s nominated in.

This year, as Latin and R&B/Hip-Hop genres achieved undeniable crossover success, the AMAs will expand their categories to match their overarching popularity. The new categories include Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Female Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop); and Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female, Favorite Album and Favorite Song (Latin). Additionally, Cheetos is partnering with the AMAs to present the expanded Latin categories. Voting is now open for all AMA categories. For more information, please visit TheAMAs.com/Vote.

Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa will be performing.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award show, is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election.

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same.

Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election.

On November 2, 1920, station KDKA made the nation’s first commercial broadcast (a term coined by Conrad himself). They chose that date because it was election day, and the power of radio was proven when people could hear the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race before they read about it in the newspaper.

For centuries, the principal medium for mass political news was the printed word. When Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas participated in a series of nine debates for a U.S. Senate in Illinois in 1858, in-person attendees numbered in the thousands, but millions followed the debates through extensive newspaper accounts nationwide. The candidates were expected to make arguments, and each of the debates lasted three hours.

Totalitarians such as Mussolini and Hitler would broadcast speeches to incite passions in a way that also made possible for them to rise to power.

Halloween full Moon hadn’t appeared for everyone in all time zones since 1944!

Farmers’ Almanac explains, “but a Halloween full Moon hadn’t appeared for everyone in all time zones since 1944!”

Halloween will be extra spooky this year when a blue moon rises on Oct. 31, something that won’t happen again for nearly two decades. 

Yes, a Halloween full moon! Because it’s the second full moon in a calendar month it’s called a Blue Moon. The last time a Halloween full moon happened for all of the US time zones was in 1944. The next time it will happen is 2039.

It’s great that it is happening on Halloween!

EarthWatch Forecast: SuperMoon

Tonight’s full moon occurs at 7:20 p.m. With clear skies predicted look to the east then, you can’t miss it!

Something like this only happens about once every 18 years. Moonrise tonight is 8:44 PM. With clear skies predicted look to the east then, you can’t miss it!

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane celebrates 81st birthday

Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco’s burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s. Her music career spanned four decades. She performed with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She also had a sporadic solo career. Slick provided vocals on a number of iconic songs, including “Somebody to Love”, “White Rabbit”, “We Built This City”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

After retiring from music, Slick began painting and drawing. She has done many renditions of her fellow 1960s musicians, such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and others.

Slick has been married twice—to Gerald “Jerry” Slick, a cinematographer, from 1961 to 1971, then to Skip Johnson, a Jefferson Starship lighting designer, from 1976 to 1994. She has one child—a daughter, China Wing Kantner (born January 25, 1971). China’s father is the former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, with whom Slick had a relationship from 1969 to 1975.

From 1958-1959, Grace Wing (Slick) was a student at The University of Miami.

Meet Erika James, first woman appointed dean of the Wharton School

Meet Erika James, the first woman to be appointed dean of the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Black woman begins history-making job as dean of prestigious school.

Erika H. James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy.

Prior to her appointment at Wharton, Dean James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020.

An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 139-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America. Dean James has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.

The World’s First Business School

For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start.

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania — a radical idea that revolutionized both business practice and higher education.

Since then, the Wharton School has continued innovating to meet mounting global demand for new ideas, deeper insights, and  transformative leadership. We blaze trails, from the nation’s first collegiate center for entrepreneurship in 1973 to our latest research centers in alternative investments and neuroscience.

Loma Prieta earthquake 31 years since the deadly earthquake.

Loma Prieta earthquake 31 years since the deadly earthquake.

15-seconds that transformed SF.

A San Francisco Bay area earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude, killed 67 and injured over 3,000. Over 100,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. (Oct. 17, 1989) 

I remember this day as if it were yesterday. I was talking to my wife (she was at home about 5-miles away) and during our conversation she yelled out, “Earthquake!” I replied, “Not over here”, then a minute later my work building started bouncing and the ceiling came down. From the second floor of my building, I jumped down the stairway and I ran out the front door. When everything settled down since I was management I put on a helmet and reentered the building looking for anyone trapped in the building. 

On my drive home over the Dumbarton Bridge, (Menlo Park to Newark/Fremont, California) I saw three KGO radio antenna towers laying in the Bay. What an eerie feeling. 

Damage:

Five people were killed on Sixth Street between Bluxome and Townsend in San Francisco as a brick facade collapsed onto the sidewalk and street.

Major property damage in San Francisco’s Marina District 60 mi (97 km) from the epicenter resulted from liquefaction of soil used to create waterfront land. Other effects included sand volcanoes, landslides and ground ruptures. Some 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses were damaged.

In Santa Cruz, close to the epicenter, 40 buildings collapsed, killing six people. 

An estimated 1.4 million people lost power following the quake, mainly due to damaged electrical substations.

Power was restored to most of San Francisco by midnight, and all but 12,000 customers had their power restored within two days.

The quake caused an estimated $6 billion (equivalent to $13 billion today) in property damage, becoming one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history at the time.

Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” on Rotating Stage

Tonight I throughly enjoyed watching/listening to Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” (Live From Saturday Night Live) on a rotating stage. Wow what a phenomenal effect. Click here to view the video, you will love it!

https://youtu.be/Jn1Uwsg3eRQ

First to dance on a rotating stage was Fred Astaire. It’s no great secret how Fred Astaire was able to literally “dance around the room” in Stanley Donen’s 1951 movie Royal Wedding. The hotel room set was constructed inside a huge rotating steel cage, all the furniture was bolted down, and the camera and cameraman were strapped down and traveled around 360 degrees while Astaire danced away, always remaining upright as the room rotated around him.

Second to dance on a rotating stage was Michael Jackson.

Billie Eilish did a phenomenal job singing and dancing on her rotating stage on Live From Saturday Night Live singing “Bad Guy” Watch the attached video.

Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Here is a choice of two different Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Say hello to your must-try fall lunch – Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad! If you’re brand new to the world of freekeh, this salad is an easy and delicious way to get your feet wet. And if freekeh is already a regular part of your diet, then this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your stash!

This Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad is a culmination of all of my favorite salad-y things in one bowl. It’s part dark leafy green salad and part wholegrain salad, plus it’s full of fun, seasonal goodies that I love, like crisp apples and roasted butternut squash.

The base of the salad is a mix of shredded kale and cooked wholegrain freekeh, which has a similar texture and mouthfeel to wheat berries. They’re firm, yet chewy, with an earthy, nutty taste.

Whisk together apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, mustard powder and tarragon in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together celery, golden raisins, currants, scallions, red onion, almonds and sunflower seeds in large bowl. Add dressing and freekeh to large bowl, and toss until combined.

1.) Autumn Cracked Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup freekeh.

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, quartered.

1 1/2 cups grapes.

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil.

1 cup edamame.

4 cups baby kale.

1/2 cup pecans, toasted.

1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled.

2.) Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole-grain freekeh

1 1/2 cups water

1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups kale leaves (stems removed), finely shredded

1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup toasted pecans

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

Dutch Researchers ‘“Flying-V” has completed a successful maiden flight of the futuristic and fuel efficient aircraft that could one day carry passengers in its wings. 

The unique design of the Flying-V places the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings, and experts hope that the plane’s aerodynamic shape will cut fuel consumption by 20% compared to today’s aircrafts.

The Flying-V is developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and partner Dutch airline KLM, to take the highly anticipated aircraft along its next developmental steps.

Experts worked hard to optimize the plane: in order to improve telemetry, the team was forced to change the aircraft’s center of gravity and adjust its antenna.

A team of researchers and engineers tested the aircraft at a guarded airbase in Germany, where they worked with an Airbus team to test takeoffs, maneuvers and approaches, and landing. 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/flying-v-maiden-flight-intl-scli-grm/index.html

National Dog Day – August 26th

National Dog Day – August 26th

Over 15,000 years ago, a lone hunter came across an injured wolf and aided the animal by nursing him back to health.

Or so the theory goes. One thing is for sure, that when early humans domesticated wolves they formed a friendship that has endured the test of time.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption.

National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day…for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do.

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

In a perfect world, Women’s Equality Day wouldn’t even be a thing. On August 26, 1920 women in America were first legally given the right to vote. Fifty years later,  Congress commemorated the day by designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971

Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Source: Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Product Project

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Hendrix’s performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbowsat Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New Yorkon August 18, 1969. 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the 32 acts to perform at Woodstock, and boy did he put on one hell of a show donning a white leather and blue-beaded fringed jacket. Hendrix was actually the last to perform at the festival for a crowd of 30,000 onlookers as many of the music-loving concertgoers had already gone home because of the rain delays.

The ones who waited in anticipation for Hendrix’s two-hour performance with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were certainly thrilled they waited, as it has gone done in history as a defining moment of the ’60s. Hendrix might have been the last act to perform, but he was the highest paid and earned himself a nice sum of $18,000.

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi.

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960’s.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Trivia


Question:

Does anyone know why a large majority of Hendrix’s’ songs, he tunes a half step down. … step down.
I have always thought it was:
a) for singing and
b) because it is easier to bend the strings if they’re tuned down.
Jimi Hendrix Trivia: All Along the Watchtower 
The rhythm guitar you hear in the beginning of “All Along the Watchtower” is a 12 string acoustic performed by Dave Mason. The 12 string is a key part of what makes All Along The Watchtower so distinctive. You will notice if you play the chords on a regular 6 string it just doesn’t have the right feel to it.
Basic Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Rig Setup
Let’s start by looking at the rig Jimi Hendrix used in his famous performance at Woodstock in 1969.
This is quite a basic setup so let’s look through the labelled gear:
        A: 1968 Fender Stratocaster
        B: Coiled Cable
        C: VOX wah pedal
        D: Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face
        E: Uni-Vibe with expression pedal
        F: Marshall 100w Superlead Plexi heads with 4×12 stacks
In addition to the
(A) VOX wah
(B) Uni-Vibe
(C) Fuzz Face
(D), this rig includes an Octavia
The Octavia (also known as Octavia Fuzz, Octafuzz and Octavio) was a prototype when Hendrix used it. It was designed by Roger Mayer – Hendrix’s sound technician. It mixes in an octave higher than the original input as well as add in some fuzz distortion.
The Uni-Vibe was created to simulate the sound of a Leslie speaker. Think of it as a chorus/vibrato/phaser pedal. This is again a key component to achieving a great Hendrix tone because it is such a distinctive and unique effect.