Archive for December, 2004

PRETTY MAIDS – Future World

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

THE METAL OBSERVER – Review – PRETTY MAIDS – Future World: “OK, let’s talk about classics here. There are a number of bands that are known for one album, yes one song even. Of course that does not mean that the rest of the releases was not good as well, but there is that one very special track. One of those bands that attained almost legendary status hails from Denmark and bears a rather misleading name: PRETTY MAIDS.” – exotica, lounge, easy listening, outsider music, and more!

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

“Welcome everyone. This is it: – your first step in exploring the wonderful world of strange, wacky, odd, and just plain bizarre music.
Exotica? Easy Listening? Outsider Music? Space Age Pop? Library Music? Whatever it is that you’re looking for, will try to point you in the right direction”

Dana’s Downloadable Album of the Month

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

Dana’s Downloadable Album of the Month

Conversation with Ian Hunter

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

“When British rocker Ian Hunter wrote and recorded ‘Cleveland Rocks’ with guitarist Mick Ronson and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, our city finally had an anthem. Since Cleveland International Records released it in 1979, it has been used a the theme song for The Drew Carey Show and covered by the likes of The Presidents of the United States of America. With Mott The Hoople, Hunter sang lead on ‘All The Young Dudes,’ written by David Bowie, which is still a staple on rock radio in Cleveland, as is Hunter’s own ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy,’ also a hit for Great White in the ’80s. Through it all, Cleveland has maintained its love affair for Hunter and his songwriting, a fact that was obvious on the evening of Thu 10/7 when Beachland Ballroom owner Cindy Barber jumped onstage in the middle of his set to present Ian Hunter with a proclamation from Cleveland City Council. Hunter returned the favor by serenading Barber elaborately, to her obvious joy and embarrassment. Cool Cleveland caught up with Hunter backstage at the Beachland immediately after an electrifying show with his top-shelf band featuring Graham Maby on bass (from Joe Jackson’s band), James Mastro and Jack Petruzzelli [Joan Osborne] on guitar, Andy Burton on keys, and Steve Holley on drums (Elton John, Paul McCartney). The set included his popular chestnuts (‘This is the part of the show where we shamelessly exploit the catalog…’) as well as his post 9/11 composition, ‘Twisted Steel,’ his Mick Ronson tribute, ‘Michael Picasso,’ and songs from every stage of his prolific career. He talked about his songwriting, his favorite song, and his ever-present sunglasses.”

Subservient Chicken

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Mindless entertainment.

Seasons Greetings!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Wishing everyone our best wishes and kindest thoughts to you and your loved ones during this holiday season.

2004 has been a year of transition for us. As a result, 2005 offers us new roads to travel, adventures to enjoy, and much needed freedom and independence. Things are looking good.


Used CHA Mark 50 Ebeam Evaporator – For Sale

Friday, December 17th, 2004

For some strange reason, it seemed important that I share this rare opportunity with the world. Act quickly before it is no longer available.

(I would have bought it, but I already own 2 of them.)

MP3 Musicvine – Family Tree?

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

A few minutes ago, I discovered this really nifty resource as I was Googling the late 60’s rock group Ultimate Spinach. (You remember them, don’t you?)

This three-dimensional family tree groups musicians and groups together based on affinities with others. In some cases, the relationship is based on their names (i.e. Mott The Hoople linked with Tony Mottola); in others, individual artists are linked to groups they had been associated with (i.e., Ian Hunter linked with Mott The Hoople.)

One could spend hours exploring the relationships!

Suggest you give it a shot, type in the name of your favorite group, and waste some time. Make sure to have some bitchen’ music from the 60’s blasting to complete the experience.

Rock on.

Soldier’s Bold Query Gets Quick Attention

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

Inadequate armored protection for military vehicles in Iraq is a festering problem that has contributed to many U.S. deaths and casualties.

One soldier standing up with a question for the boss has spurred the government into action on the festering problem of inadequate armor protection in Iraq. Army Spec. Thomas Wilson did thousands of soldiers a big favor by having the gumption to put his complaint directly to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Think anything would have happened had the press not been in the room? From my perspective, it reinforces the importance of having witnesses around when you go up against the big dogs.

Managing Organizational Enthusiasm of a Software System Through Dynamic Balancing of a Complex Multi-variable Corporate Environment.

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

Say, what?


Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

The physical manifestation of an epiclectic’s presence; collection of seemingly disconnected ideas, influences and ideas that form a new concept; the center of such activity; a derivative of the word “epiclectic”, meaning the center of eclecticism – not following one school of thought.

epiclecticity expands

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

Always one to experiment, I have created yet another personal space on the internet. I’m feeling not unlike a dog that is cruising around the neighborhood, peeing on various trees, rocks and leaves in an attempt to stake out my territory. My latest “deposit” is a new blog using the beta MSN Spaces. Add this to my collection of Blogger, Wallop, Flickr and hand-built web pages.

My initial reaction is that it is fairly easy to configure. Like the concept of selecting which modules I want to use – without having to venture behind the scenes into the template code to configure the layout. As I get older, I appreciate being able to do things with less mandatory knowledge of programming and code.

So, I am thinking about using this new site – epiclecticity– as a place for me to post my Fantasy Vinyl artwork. It has previously been on my to-do list as another Blogger site, but will see if this meets my needs.