11.15.2017

NEW HISTORY CHANNEL SERIES! THE HUNT FOR THE ZODIAC KILLER


The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer Limited Series Premiered last night at 10/9c. You can see it on the History Channel online or On Demand.

Throughout the early 1960s and 1970s, the Zodiac Killer, one of history’s most famous unidentified serial murderers, terrorized America in a spree of heinous attacks, sending taunting letters and codes filled with bizarre and ancient symbols.



This code has baffled some of the greatest minds in cryptology for over 50 years. HISTORY’s new nonfiction limited series, "The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer" opens up a new investigation into the mystery of this twisted serial assassin.

There are tons of people over the years who think they know who the Zodiac might have been. A lot of those stories are compelling...but still not enough proof.

FILM REVIEW: ANONYMOUS (2011) WAS SHAKESPEARE A FRAUD?


Review by Author Carol James

It can be classified as a thriller with political content, but also as a controversial historical drama about England’s Golden Age.

At the very beginning in a theatrical atmosphere we have the one and only Derek Jacobi who inserts us in the revealing of the truth about Shakespeare.

The story took us at the time of the Elizabethan era or more precisely at the very end of Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave) reign passing through the political intrigues from William Cecil (David Thewlis) and his son Robert Cecil (Edward Hogg) over her succession.

We see London where ordinary people struggle for their own place and moment in history by creating a public theatre called The Rose. This place is often visited by a nobleman Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans), the 17th Earl of Oxford who is actually the central figure.

There he sees how easily spectators can be influenced by interpreting stories. In the same place another important figure, Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) a play writer is arrested for insurrection against the established order through his play.

This is the moment where de Vere decides to use Jonson’s position and employ his plays written in secrecy with a hidden message for the spectators (the people) and promote the rebel cause of Robert Devereux (Sam Reid), 2nd Earl of Essex against the Queen.

It was rumored that the Earl of Essex is an illegitimate son of Elizabeth I, what makes the cause even greater vis a vis Cecil’s plan to bring James VI of Scotland (James Clyde), son of Mary, Queen of Scotland as a crowned king of England and end the Tudor dynasty.

Jonson is rescued by de Vere in return to materialize the plan.

The first play is Henry V, and the crowd bursts out for the writer’s name. But he could not get risque his name so as an author puts a semiliterate, drunk and below average young actor William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall). Although this was an unexpected start, Jonson will stay confidant to de Vere.

The other legendary plays follow, such as Romeo and Juliet where Shakespeare himself is to play Romeo. Hamlet is performed at court for the Queen in which there is also a hidden moment (death of Polonius) that tells us for the unresolved past between de Vere and the Cecils.

This animosity is based on the love affair between de Vere and the Queen during their youth (Edward de Vere – Jamie Cambell Bower /Elizabeth I Joely Richardson) because de Vere is Willliam’s son in law for his daughter Anne (Amy Kwolek/Helen Baxendale).

Edward de Vere and Elizabeth have a son, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (Xavier Samuel), whose identity is known only by de Vere and the Cecils. He wrote Venus and Adonis to remind Elizabeth of their love.

But Shakespeare discovers the true author of the plays and extorts money, and that’s how he builds the Globe Theatre and gains patronage. Jonson is disappointed, they have a quarrel, but he fails to reveal the fraud. Shakespeare is dangerous, even Christopher Marlowe (Trystan Gravelle) ends up dead for discovering the truth about the other author.

The climax of the story is the performance of the play Richard III in which Robert Cecil is ridiculed (he was a humpback), but also sways the crowd and starts a riot that will help Essex and Southampton to march in the Palace and claim the throne in peace. But the plan failed because of the betrayal of Ben Jonson to Robert Cecil, so Essex and Southampton are arrested as rebels and are set to be executed.

This happens in front Edward de Vere eyes, and Robert Cecil then tells him a disturbing secret about Elizabeth’s many illegitimate sons including de Vere himself what makes them caught in incest. Edward de Vere is broken, but he has a private meeting with Elizabeth and tells her about their son, so Earl of Southampton is saved. However, she insists that the true author of “Shakespeare’s“ plays is never to be revealed.

Robert Cecil wanted the manuscript destroyed like he has stated “ Plays are the work of the devil – born from a cesspool of plague, whoredom, thievery, fornication, and heresy“ so he burns The Rose theatre with them inside it.

But Ben Jonson at the end discovers they’ve survived the fire and leaves us with the thought that the truth is still out there.



Director: Rolland Emmerich
Writer: John Orloff
Runtime: 130 min
Interesting: Joely Richardson who plays young Elizabeth is Vanesa Redgrave’s daughter

About the Author: Carol James is an EssayLab  psychology department writer and senior editor. She has MA degree in social sciences and is an excellent specialist in this field. Carol worked with numerous materials on the subject and is eager to share her knowledge with our readers.


11.06.2017

NEW BEATLES: SGT PEPPER AND CHRISTMAS IN DIGITAL AND VINYL


Debuting on the same day: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in HD Digital Audio, Picture Disc and Single Vinyl Editions.

The deluxe anniversary edition of The Beatles’ 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit).

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. READ FULL STORY HERE

11.02.2017

FULL FROST MOON NOV 4 2017


The exact time of the next full moon is:
Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 01:22:55 am (EDT)
Moon sign: Taurus 22° 37'

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 06:22:55 pm (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 04:22:55 pm (AEDT)
TOKYO = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 02:22:55 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 01:22:55 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 12:22:55 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 10:52:55 am (IST)
DUBAI = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 09:22:55 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 08:22:55 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 06:22:55 am (CET)
LAGOS = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 06:22:55 am (WAT)
LONDON = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 05:22:55 am (GMT)
RIO = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 03:22:55 am (BRST)
SANTIAGO = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 02:22:55 am (CLST)
NEW YORK = Saturday * 4th November 2017 * 01:22:55 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Friday * 3th November 2017 * 11:22:55 pm (CST)
CALGARY = Friday * 3th November 2017 * 11:22:55 pm (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Friday * 3th November 2017 * 10:22:55 pm (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Friday * 3th November 2017 * 09:22:55 pm (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Friday * 3th November 2017 * 07:22:55 pm (HAST)


FULL MOON NAMES


The early Native Americans did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. For some tribes, the year contained 4 seasons and started at a certain season, such as spring or fall. Others counted 5 seasons to a year. Some tribes defined a year as 12 Moons, while others assigned it 13. Certain tribes that used the lunar calendar added an extra Moon every few years, to keep it in sync with the seasons.

11.01.2017

KIMMER PICKS: NEW SERIES MIND HUNTER ON NETFLIX 5 STARS

Actors Holt McCallany (Bill Tench) and Jonathan Groff  (Holden Ford)

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

I streamed this series in one night...it is so good. The first episode gets off to a bit of a slow start. Episode 2 takes off and you are there right to the amazing cliff hanger last episode. Cannot wait for Season 2!


John Douglas the famous FBI Special Agent was one of the first criminal profilers and has written books on criminal psychology helped write all 11 episodes. that would explain why this series is so accurate and captivating.

Here is the book John Douglas wrote that inspiredthe Mindhunter series. Click the link below to purchase his book.



Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys - those who try to complicate the status quo of simple MMO of crime-solving with academics - work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology as a method to reveal motive.





THANK YOU READERS FOR VISITING MY PAGE FOR 9 YEARS !


10.04.2017

GUITAR LEGEND STEVE HUNTER HAS A NEW CD!!


Our dear friends Steve and Karen Ann Hunter have released a new album 
Guitar legend Steve Hunter's “Before The Lights Go Out”. We have our copy and just keep playing it over and over. Steve's unique guitar style is such gorgeous music. Thank you Steve and Karen!! xoK

Here is the official press release from Glass Onyon below:


The Deacon Of Rock Bites Back!

“Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter’s latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.

As with all Hunter’s releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is Tienes Mi Corazón where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”

Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.


Says Steve, “This album was a real joy for me on many levels. A big part of the inspiration and motivation that kept me going; was from all the people out there who had faith in me and encouraged me through the entire process with their donations and comments. It was really a wonderful experience having you all be a part of it. It’s my deepest hope and desire that you all enjoy the music on this album as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you and God bless!”

Watch the album sampler video: 



Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.

From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith’s version of “Train Kept A Rolling” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.

Order your copy today!

Click link above or icon below 


Tracks:
1. On The Edge Of Uncertainty
2. Mojo Man
3. Summer’s Eve
4. Cinderblock
5. Softtail Deuce
6. Tienes Mi Corazón (You Have My Heart)
7. Ice Storm
8. Under The Bodhi Tree
9. The Other Side Of The Coin
10. Happy Trails (vocal Karen Hunter)

For more information:
http://www.stevehunter.com/
https://www.facebook.com/steve.hunter.54

HAUNTED BATTLEFIELDS AROUND THE WORLD


We are sharing a cool article from Llewellyn Worldwide for a month of Halloween themed posts

There's something about taking your last gasp of life while gunning for your fellow man that has produced thousands of haunted battlefields all across this planet. There are more than 160 instances of this just in the United States alone. But what about the rest of the world? Do they also have these haunted locations steeped in dark history? The answer is a resounding yes! Rich Newman, author of Ghosts of the Civil War, explores this phenomena. Read More Here

THE MAGICIAN: SKILL LOGIC AND INTELLECT


Everything is possible today. The Magician's bag of tricks contains creative tools which shows that you have the ability to not only conjure up brilliant ideas but you also have what it takes to implement them. Don't be afraid to try new things, especially concerning communication or shared finances. Focus your energy on the task at hand to ensure the best possible results.


The Magician is associated with the planet, Mercury and carries with it skill, logic, and intellect. The number of the Magician is one, the number of beginnings. The Magician is the bridge between the world of the spirit and the world of humanity. His right hand holds a staff raised toward the sky and his left hand points to the earth. He takes the power of the Universe and channels it through his own body and directs it to the physical plane. Above the Magician’s head is the symbol of eternity and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail, another symbol of eternity.

9.18.2017

LOCAL DJ IS A MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST!!

Peter C. Cavanaugh

The Michigan based film "Local DJ: The Story of Flint Rock n' Roll" was recently awarded Finalist status in the highly regarded Moondance International Film Festival for 2017. The Michigan feature documentary was included in the honor among films from Ireland, Turkey, Iran, Singapore and Australia.


Local DJ: The Story of Flint Rock n' Roll follows the life and times of Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame DJ/Promoter/Executive Peter C. Cavanaugh as he made his mark as a pioneering broadcast programmer and concert promoter throughout much of the later half of the 20th century.


Told mostly from within Flint, Michigan - the one time capital of the industrialized world, "Local DJ" is a remarkably paced film highlighting Michigan Rock n' Roll and its stars like: THE MC5, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, and The Stooges!


Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Jim Baade whose other film "Flint's Best Rock" won Best Documentary at the "2013 Flint Film Festival". Both of Baade's films are housed within the Library and Archives of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.



9.02.2017

BERRY GORDY MANSION HOLDING HUGE ESTATE SALE/AUCTION!



The former Berry Gordy aka The Motown Mansion in Boston-Edison and Detroit will be auctioning Motown music memorabilia and other items as well in October. The Mansion finally sold earlier this month for $1.65 million, 918 West Boston Boulevard will be open for a huge estate sale.

The sale will be in October. Aaron Siepierski, owner of Aaron’s Estate Sales, The sale of any historic or Motown items will be auctioned off live and it will be broadcast worldwide.


This sale will take place in a two parts!

ACTUAL ESTATE SALES EVENT: The actual estate sale will run three days in October and it will have a variety of wonderful articles for sale, home furnishings, antiques and one-of-a-kind original Motown Records Company items acquired from Berry Gordy by the current owner.


LIVE AUCTION EVENT: The Live Auction will take place at the residence and will occur after the second day of the estate sale. This event will be open to international bidders to acquire exclusive High End Antiques, Historical Detroit Objects and Motown Paraphernalia. All Motown items will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity!


They plan to have on hand, several Motown artists who will be available to autograph the Motown items, making them instant collectibles for the Motown fans!

To sign up for emails regarding this estate sale or auction click here:

9.01.2017

KIMMER'S TOP 5 MATCH 3 MOBILE GAMES!


1. My number one favorite game right now is FISHDOM! It has super fun and colorful graphics. The theme is about decorating your on aquariums.



You buy fish,decorations,plants, and sea people like Poseidon, Neptune and Mermaids from Disney. I am on level 102 and am totally addicted! Free download on Google Play Apps Store 


2. Gardenscapes is fun and challenging! The theme is about playing levels to complete tasks to restore your garden at a mansion. You also have other tasks such as your virtual pet puppy and a kitty.  Take a look.



3. Toyblast is a really fun game and has interesting levels with great bombs and missiles you use to blast blocks out of your way..


Toyblast has really cute animation and yet it is a really tough game to play. Take a look:



4. BEE Brilliant!


BEE Brilliant is totally a blast to play...your targets are bees and baybee bees too.  You conquer levels, compete in tournaments and win lots of prizes. Love this game! Take a look:



5. Angry Bird Blast


Angry Birds Blast is great fun and so colorful! Has the best graphics of the 5 games I picked today.

Each level has a goal such as releasing 14 red birds, or seven blue birds and five orange, etc. If you meet the objective, you complete the level to win prizes and coins. Take a look:


SUPER COOL NEW GAME: JAWS™ PINBALL HAS A NEW TRAILER!


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…take on the terrifying great white shark in Jaws™ Pinball!

Based on the blockbuster film, this virtual pinball experience lets you relive your favorite moments with a game play twist. Turn the tides by playing as the shark in several game modes or start modes based on select movie scenes!

Jaws™ Pinball will release in the upcoming Universal Classics™ Pinball collection for Pinball FX3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and for Zen Pinball on iOS, Google Play and Mac. The collection also includes tables based on Back to the Future™ and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial™

Jaws Pinball Table Features:

Find and defeat the great white shark threatening Amity Island in Quint's Main Modes!

Terrorize Amity Island's local residents and visiting tourists in the Jaws Main Modes!

Keep the ball in play during the Raging Sea mode as the table becomes unsteady and the sea takes control!

Start different multiballs, play fast-paced frenzy modes and max out your score!
Set sail as night falls or navigate just before sunset!


CHINA GLAZE FALL 2017 COLLECTION: STREET LEGAL




Here is a really gorgeous nail color collection from one of my favorite nail polish companies, CHINA GLAZE

You can purchase these colors from Sally Beauty or Ulta


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