10.20.2018

AL GREEN ATTACK BY EX GIRL FRIEND CAUSED HIM TO WALK AWAY FROM FAME


There can be no question that anyone would have been shaken by the events that transpired in the Memphis, Tennessee, home of singer Al Green in the early morning hours of October 18, 1974, when an ex-girlfriend (groupie) burst in on him in the bath and poured a pot of scalding-hot grits on his back before retreating to a bedroom and shooting herself dead with Green's own gun.



Not everyone, however, would have processed the meaning of the incident quite the way that Green did. Believing that he had strayed from the righteous musical and spiritual course intended for him, Al Green had become a born-again Christian one year earlier. But after the attack by the mentally disturbed Mary Woodson on this day in 1974, he began a process that would eventually lead him to renounce pop superstardom and all that it stood for.



Al Green, widely renowned as one of the greatest voices in soul-music history, was at the absolute height of his powers in 1974. He had seven critically and commercially successful major-label albums behind him that included such timeless hits as "Tired Of Being Alone" (1971), "Let's Stay Together" (1971) and "I'm Still In Love With You" (1972). He also, in the words of Davin Seay, who collaborated with Green on his 2000 autobiography, Take Me To The River, had a "basic animal appeal to women" that attracted many admirers, including the twice-married Mrs. Mary Woodson.



According to her running buddy and longtime friend, Nora Drewery, Woodson liked to use her sex appeal to attract famous musicians. Drewery says “We’d go into Newark to the Continental Ballroom whenever there were stars in town. We would make sure we were visible so the entertainers would notice us. People like James Brown.” Drewery wasn’t as aggressive as her good friend Woodson. “Sometimes she would duck me and go on with the band,” Drewery laughs.



Mary Woodson first made Green's acquaintance after leaving her husband and children behind in New Jersey and attending one of his concerts in upstate New York.

On the night of the attack, Woodson had shown up unexpectedly at Green's Memphis home after he returned from a concert appearance in San Francisco. What exactly prompted her to act is unclear, but her actions not only left Al Green with severe burns that would require a lot of hospitalization, they also left him severely shaken emotionally and spiritually. "He likes to distance the facts of his [religious] conversion from the terrible events of that night," says Seay, "but I think the Woodson incident kind of crystallized his need to move on, to sort of shut down one part of his life and open up another.''

10.19.2018

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING: KIDS RULE 2019


I love the story of King Arthur... Now it has been brought up to date and it looks really exciting and fun. Cannot wait to see this movie!

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex "Ashbourne Serkis," thinks he's just another nobody until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur.


Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin "Stewart", take on the wicked enchantress Morgana "Ferguson". With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written by https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-kid-who-would-be-king


RETRO FABULOUS HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING!


This photo above looks like we did back in the early 1960s. My Nana made me the clown suit and I had a hobo suit too at different times. Used burnt cork to be a beard on our faces too.  My sister had a really cool costume of Zorro!


We took to the neighborhood streets and the number of kids and dressed up parents were enormous. A huge mob moving through and running up to each house.


Trick-or-treating is a Halloween ritual custom for children and adults in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house-to-house, asking for treats with the phrase "Trick or treat". 



The "treat" is usually some form of candy, although in some cultures money is used instead. The "trick" refers to a threat, usually idle, to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.


Of course, we got to wear costumes to school!! Not anymore..no fun at school allowed!




Trick-or-treating usually occurs on the evening of October 31. Some homeowners signal that they are willing to hand out treats by putting up Halloween decorations outside their doors; others simply leave treats available on their porches for the children to take freely.


Princess Casper and a Pirate!


Monkees costumes were everywhere back then!


This gang kind of looks like us...


Love Morticia and Lurch dancing!


Batgirl loves Trick or Treating!


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THE SUN: DEMONSTRATING DISTINCTION


The Sun card presents a feeling of optimism and fulfillment. This card represents the dawn which follows the darkest of nights. The Sun is the source of all the life on our planet, and it represents life energy itself.

There is a child depicted in the card, playing joyfully in the foreground. A symbol of our innocence, it represents the happiness that occurs when you are in alignment with your true self.


The child is naked, meaning that he has absolutely nothing to hide. The card also depicts the childhood innocence and absolute purity. This is particularly emphasized through the white horse upon which the child is riding. The horse here is also a symbol of strength and nobility.

10.18.2018

FULL HUNTER'S MOON OCT 24 2018


Full Hunter's Moon on October 24. October 24, 2018, brings the Northern Hemisphere's full Hunter's Moon. For this hemisphere, it's the second full moon of autumn (or second full moon after our autumn equinox)

The next full moon will be:
Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 12:45:12 pm (EDT)
Moon sign: Taurus 1° 13'

In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Thursday * 25th Oct 2018 * 05:45:12 am (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Thursday * 25th October 2018 * 03:45:12 am (AEDT)
TOKYO = Thursday * 25th October 2018 * 01:45:12 am (JST)
BEIJING = Thursday * 25th October 2018 * 12:45:12 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 11:45:12 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 10:15:12 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 08:45:12 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 07:45:12 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 06:45:12 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 05:45:12 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 05:45:12 pm (BST)
RIO = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 01:45:12 pm (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 01:45:12 pm (CLST)
NEW YORK = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 12:45:12 pm (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Wednesday * 24th Oct 2018 * 11:45:12 am (CDT)
CALGARY = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 10:45:12 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Wednesday * 24th Oct 2018 * 09:45:12 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Wednesday * 24th Oct 2018 * 08:45:12 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Wednesday * 24th October 2018 * 06:45:12 am (HAST)

FAYGO POP THE SOFT DRINK OF DETROIT!

Cousins Morton Feigenson and Phillip Feigenson head up the Faygo Beverage Company in 1967 (Photo: Tony Spina/Detroit Free Press)

Faygo Beverages, Inc., is a soft drink company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The beverages produced by the company, branded as Faygo or Faygo Pop, are distributed in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States, as well as southern Canada.



Faygo is imported in Europe by American Fizz, an official distributor of Faygo. Faygo Beverages, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Beverage Corporation, started in Detroit, Michigan, in 1907 as Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works.


Looking for a way to supplement their income, the brothers began adding cake frosting flavorings to the soda water and sold their beverages from the back of their wagon. The original flavors of their soda were fruit punch, grape, and strawberry.



They charged three cents for one bottle and five cents for two bottles. The brothers bought their first delivery truck in 1922 and started home deliveries the following year. They also introduced a low-calorie version in the 1960s called Ohana. In the 1980s, they introduced flavored carbonated water.


BOBLO BOAT COMMERCIAL

However, the boat commercial was not filmed on a Detroit River boat as some may think, but on a boat named Fiesta in Acapulco, Mexico. The company wanted the commercial ready for summer 1973, so the choice to head south was merely a weather-related call. Read More

In the 1920s as the company expanded, they thought the brand name "Feigenson Brothers" was too long and changed it to Faygo. The brothers ran the company until the mid-1960s when they turned it over to their sons and cousins.



In 1969, the company created a series of radio and television advertisements featuring a fictional cowboy called the Faygo Kid, who was portrayed in animation for television commercials for Faygo Old-Fashioned Root Beer.[

    

NEW BOOK IN WARM BODIES SERIES: THE LIVING BY ISAAC MARION


A MONSTER’S SEARCH FOR HUMANITY
A WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR A WORLD WORTH LIVING IN
A HOPE THAT REFUSES TO DIE

The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something “poetic” (Library Journal) “highly original” (Seattle Times) and “ultimately moving” (Time Out London). Now the story of a dead man’s search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and intimate.

Before he was a flesh-eating corpse, R was something worse. He remembers it all now, a life of greed and apathy more destructive than any virus, and he sees only one path to redemption: he must fight the forces he helped create. But what can R, Julie, and their tiny gang of fugitives do against the creeping might of the Axiom Group, the bizarre undead corporation that’s devouring what’s left of America?



It’s time for a road trip.

No more flyover country. This time they’ll face the madness on the ground, racing their RV across the wastelands as tensions rise and bonds unravel—because R isn’t the only one hiding painful secrets. Everyone is on their own desperate search: for a kidnapped daughter, a suicidal mother, and an abused little boy with a gift that could save humanity…if humanity can convince him it’s worth saving.

All roads lead home, to a final confrontation with the plague and its shareholders. But this is a monster that guns can’t kill. A battle only one weapon can win…

10.17.2018

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK TO END WITH SEASON 7


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We will miss our pals on OITNB but it is time IMHO. The girls need to be set free and end their punishment...Still, we will miss them...

Orange Is the New Black” is set to end after its upcoming seventh season on Netflix. The cast of the series broke the news in a video post on Wednesday, which can be viewed below.

Netflix had renewed the Lionsgate-produced series for three seasons ahead of the Season 4 premiere in 2016. As part of the deal, series showrunner Jenji Kohan will remain in that role through Season 7. The critically-acclaimed dramedy initially followed the inmates of Litchfield Minimum Security Prison, with Season 6 seeing many of the main cast move to the Maximum Security facility often mentioned in the series.

“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” Kohan said. “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.”

Uzo Aduba

The series stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. The series was created by Kohan and based on the book of the same name by Piper Kerman.


The show has received widespread critical acclaim throughout its run, garnering multiple Emmy nominations and back-to-back wins for Aduba in the supporting actress in a comedy series and drama series categories in 2014 and 2015. The show originally competed in the comedy category before a rule change ahead of the 2015 Emmys necessitated a switch to the drama category. READ MORE

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