Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Non Fiction) 02/15/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction Top 10
Week Ending February 15th 2015

10 - Deep Down Dark - Hector Tobar
(7 weeks on list)
An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.

9  -  Not That Kind of Girl - Lena Dunham
(18 weeks on list)

8  -  Ghettoside - Jill Leovy 
The investigation of a young black man's murder in 2007 raises questions about race and the criminal justice system.

7  -  What If? - Randall Munroe 
(22 weeks on list)

6  -  The Reaper - Nichols Irving with Gary Brozek
A memoir by a deadly special operations sniper deployed to Afghanistan.

5  -  Killing Patton - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(19 weeks on list)

4  -  God, Guns, Grits and Gravy - Mike Huckabee
(2 weeks on list0
The former Arkansas governor offers his take on our fractious American culture.

3  - Yes Please - Amy Poehler
(14 weeks on list)

2  -  Pioneer Girl - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The writer's autobiography, the source of her Little House on the Prairie books, completed in 1930 and never published is annotated by a biographer.

1  -  Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
(17 weeks on list) (3 consecutive weeks at #1)
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and offers suggestions for how they can do better.

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 02/15/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction Top 10
Week Ending February 15th 2015

10 - Station Eleven - Emily St. John
(8 weeks on list)

9  -  Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
(14 weeks on list)

8 -  The Escape - David Baldacci
(11 weeks on list)

7  -  First Frost - Sarah Addison Allen
(2 weeks on list)
When a stranger shows up in Bascom, N.C., the Waverly women must make choices they have never confronted before.

6  -  The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
(8 weeks on list)

5  -  Saint Odd - Dean Koontz
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Gray Mountain - John Grisham
(15 weeks on list)

3  -  Private Vegas - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Jack Morgan, the head of an investigative firm, uncovers a murder ring in Las Vegas.

2  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(39 weeks on list)

1  - The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
(3 weeks on list) (2nd consecutive week at #1)
A psychological thriller set in London is full of complications and betrayals.

Top 100 K-Pop Songs for February 2015 Week 2

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Year in Billboard #1 Albums - 1980

January 19th 1980 - April 26th 1980
(15 consecutive weeks at #1)

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Roger Waters, except where noted. 
Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."In the Flesh?"   Waters3:16
2."The Thin Ice"   Gilmour, Waters2:27
3."Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)"   Waters3:21
4."The Happiest Days of Our Lives"   Waters1:46
5."Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)"   Gilmour, Waters3:59
6."Mother"   Waters, Gilmour5:32
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Goodbye Blue Sky"   Gilmour2:45
2."Empty Spaces"   Waters2:10
3."Young Lust"  Gilmour, WatersGilmour3:25
4."One of My Turns"   Waters3:41
5."Don't Leave Me Now"   Waters4:08
6."Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)"   Waters1:48
7."Goodbye Cruel World"   Waters0:48
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Hey You"   Gilmour, Waters4:40
2."Is There Anybody Out There?"   Waters2:44
3."Nobody Home"   Waters3:26
4."Vera"   Waters1:35
5."Bring the Boys Back Home"   Waters1:21
6."Comfortably Numb"  Waters, GilmourWaters, Gilmour6:23
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."The Show Must Go On"   Gilmour1:36
2."In the Flesh"   Gilmour, Waters4:15
3."Run Like Hell"  Waters, GilmourWaters4:20
4."Waiting for the Worms"   Waters, Gilmour4:04
5."Stop"   Waters0:30
6."The Trial"  Waters, EzrinWaters5:13
7."Outside the Wall"   Waters1:41

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gunsmoke on Radio and Television (Robin Hood)

Gunsmoke on Radio

"Robin Hood"
Season 3 episode 18
aired January 8th 1955
Miss Kitty arrives in Dodge after a visit to Elsworth, with news that the stage she was traveling on had been robbed.  The modus operandi fits Teddy Blue Fish, a modern Robin Hood who robs from the rich, while sparing the women and the poor.    As in Kitty's case, the robber stole the strong box containing $500 and took all of banker Botkin's money, but left the other two passengers and Kitty alone.  He was a perfect gentleman and well disguised, wearing a flour sack over his head.  Matt is in a quandry since no one has been able to get enough evidence to get Fish, and being sort of a gentleman bandit, people feel obliged to protect him.

Gunsmoke on TV

"Robin Hood"
Season 1 episode 17
aired February 4th 1956
John Henry Jordan has 19 arrests to his credit, ranging from robbery to murder, but he consistently confounds the law by avoiding convictions.  The secret of his success is that he robs from the rich and not the poor.  Henry is no altruist, however, but rather a scheming criminal who buys the loyalty of potential witnesses in this manner.  Every time he goes to trial they give conflicting testimony to protect him.  Jordan enjoys his bounties in Dodge until Matt discovers a way to turn the tables against the so-called Robin Hood.