Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grateful Dead Gold Records

The members of the Grateful Dead along with Clive Davis, President of Arista Records, show off their Gold records in 1988

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My World and Welcome To It

Winner of the Prime Time Emmy in 1970 for Outstanding Comedy Series 

NBC Monday 730pm
(based on the humor and cartoons of James Thurber)

This show would also give star William Windom the 1970 Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series.  The half hour comedy ran only one season before being canceled.

Billboard Top 20 Digital Songs (07/27/2013)

Billboard Hot Digital Songs
Top 20
Week Ending July 27th 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1978 Baseball All Star Game

1978 Major League Baseball All Star Game
July 11th
San Diego Stadium
San Diego, CA

ABC Television
Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale

Starting Pitchers:
American League - Jim Palmer (Baltimore Orioles)
National League - Vida Blue (San Francisco Giants)

American League - Billy Martin
National League - Tommy Lasorda

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Rod Serling

Rod Serling with one of his 6 Primetime Emmy awards.  He won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in 1960 and 1961, both for The Twilight Zone.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New York Times Bestseller List - Fiction (07/07/2013)

NY Times Bestseller List
Week Ending July 7th 2013
(click on the debut titles to see in Amazon)

10 - The Eye of Moloch - Glenn Beck
(2 weeks on list)

9  -  Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
(3 weeks on list)

8  -  The Last Original Wife - Dorothea Benton Frank
(2 weeks on list)

7  -  The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag
Two Minneapolis detectives try to discover the identity of the city's ninth unidentified female murder victim of the year.

6  -  The Silver Star - Jeannette Walls
(2 week on list)

5  -  The Heist - Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
In the first of a new series, Kate O'Hare, an FBI special agent, teams up with Nicolas Fox, a handsome con man to catch a corrupt investment banker in hiding.

4  -  Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
(2 weeks on list)

3  -  And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
(5 weeks on list)

2  -  Inferno - Dan Brown
(6 weeks on list)  (Last weeks #1)

1  -  The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl.

Friday, July 5, 2013

In Case You Missed It

The UK Daily Mail (of all newspapers) posted a tremendous article with great photos of the last living "Minute Men" from the American Revolutionary War.  The majority of these men pictured were either 100 yrs of age or older when they had "daguerreotypes" made in the 1840s.   I cant tell how much I enjoyed this article and was a little saddened by the fact this wasnt published in any big US papers on July 4th or even the  3rd to celebrate Independence Day.

Click HERE  and be fascinated and filled with pride at what these men did as boys and try to imagine what they saw and experienced first hand.  We celebrate our Independence each year while these men were there and part of the troops making this a free country.  WOW!