31 July 2010

Music: Paul McCartney Honored at Obama White House

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*** Check out Paul McCartney, President Obama and musical performances for the Gershwin awarded to McCartney at the White House. 5 video clips.





From Denny: This was a fun program to watch. A lot of famous people came out to perform McCartney's songs from the past 40 years to honor him at the White House. It was practically an endless stream of great musicians. We really enjoyed Dave Grohl in Band on the Run. He really rocked the house, the White House that is! Here are the best highlights of the night and a short interview with Paul McCartney.



















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28 July 2010

Music News - A Song Of Longing: Harmony to My Heartbeat

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*** Check out some excellent lyrics from the soft sweet voice of folk rock genre artist Sally Seltmann as she explores life as much as she explores her music.





Folk Rock Genre

From Denny: Music critics can be harsh on the new comers who do anything even remotely similar to something else done in the past. Yet that's how we build our music or art from generation to generation. An artist gets inspired by a technique - whether it's fine art painting or composing music. We lift it to play with it like a cat with catnip, figuring out how far we can push the technique, wondering how far it will go before we reach our final creative destination. We explore and play and wonder and while away some time until we hit on something that sounds or looks different. Then we go about figuring out how to structure that discovery into something others can enjoy.

This song from Sally Seltmann, "Harmony to My Heartbeat," was inspired by other artists. From the Phil Spector creative corner came the drumbeat and the pop-orchestral sense of grandeur. Fussing critics complain there is even a passing resemblance of the verse lyrics' structure as in Oasis' "Morning Glory." Then they complained the very start of the chorus was probably drawn straight from the Tommy James' "I Think We're Alone Now."

Do these critics have anything better to do than crush young artists when they are just getting started? So what if they were influenced by previous music artists? Those artists were as well and the next generation and the next generation will be as well. The real question at hand should be, "So, how does it sound and does it strike a heart chord with you?"

The point is that pop music is limited to a small group of components. It was revolutionary 50 years ago and it sounds like current music critics are bored with the genre after all this time. But hey, guys, don't take it out on the artists who are still in their exploring phase, working toward something great one day. Give them some elbow room at the table before you crowd them out.

Sally Seltmann is the former singer from New Buffalo. Right now, she is working with what is familiar to her and weaving them into something new to hear. Seltmann diverges from the Spector music because she is addressing the more adult sense of longing instead of teenage angst and longing. Tommy James was known for the need to escape while Seltmann is more settled and not fumbling like a fool. She isn't running blindly out of fear but rather more from the desire to quit waiting. This is a woman who knows what she wants out of life and isn't going to sit around any longer and wait for it to happen. She's running to it, instinctively recognizing her destination is close to her if only she will move in that direction. She possesses contentment for having acted with mindfulness.










From her time with New Buffalo:






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27 July 2010

Dennys Photo Gallery: Summer Heat Wave

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*** Our unusual record-setting summer heat wave around the globe seen through the eyes of every day photographers: you.




NASA satellite view of Spain during summer heat wave (11 June 2010) by NASA Goddard Photo and Video @ flickr






White Heat by Gamma-Ray Productions @ flickr






Old public phone in the summer heat photo by Robb North @ flickr






Hot dog panting in the heat by jimf0390 @ flickr







Lemonade ready for the heat wave by Muffet @ flickr







Heat Wave newspaper headline by Johnny Jet @ flickr







Cars in the summer heat by SarahCartwright @ flickr







Sun sets in the wires by mnsc @ flickr






It's Hot, Hot, Hot! by Randy Son Of Robert @ flickr







Side view mirror rush hour traffic by * Jerry * @ flickr






Heat Wave! by Mr. T in DC @ flickr







Red hot heat wave path by Micah A. Ponce @ flickr







Dreamin' Hot Air Balloon Rides by jesse.millan @ flickr







Grand Prismatic Hot Springs by OakleyOriginals @ flickr








I got the world in my view by kevindooley @ flickr







Cat on hot car roof by photogirl17 @ flickr








Off station mishap fire drill exercise by DVIDSHUB @ flickr







Very hot thermometer by saturnism @ flickr






Backlit fan by ToastyKen @ flickr






Summer day by mandamonium @ flickr






Summer fan by imsorrybrendan @ flickr






Heat wave: Kick open the fridge door for some cool! by thrp @ flickr






Up in the clouds by Valerie Everett @ flickr






Sweet as sugar on the summer swings photo by purplbutrfly @ flickr






Bird chat down at the watering hole photo by Johan Larsson @ flickr






Cool coca cola drink photo by spoony mushroom @ flickr






Beautiful summer sunset in Florida photo by Drew Coffman @ flickr








Cool dancing water by "The Wanderer's Eye" @ flickr








Beat the summer heat: citrus dip by "The Wanderer's Eye" @ flickr



*** When the heat index gets above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, be sure not to exercise strenuously in this heat, especially jogging or other hard exercise as there is a high risk of heart attack even if you are young. Keep those fluids flowing in and eat cold foods like ice cream to keep your body temp lower when you have to go out in the heat. The heart has to work over time when the heat rises this much so be sure to take it easy and take it slower to help your heart. Stay cool! :)





*** If you must exercise during a summer heat wave take some time and read this post on the latest study:

How To Exercise Effectively On A Hot Day: Drink A Slushie


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25 July 2010

Posts Roundup of Dennys Blogs - 25 July 2010

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The Social Poets:


Cartoons: American and World Politics, Tea Party - 24 July 2010

Govt Justice Dept Wastes $100 Million on Partying With Taxpayer Money

Govt Sex Perverts: Pentagon, Govt Spooks Watching Child Porn - News Headlines 23 July 2010

Just How Angry Are Americans At Their Prez and Politicians?

Americans Sour on Economy, Obamas Better Plan to Manage Our Oceans - News Headlines 21 July 2010

Funny Economy Humor - Cheeky Quote Day 21 July 2010

Unemployed About To Get Relief, Brit PM Visit, Fox Lies About Govt Official - News Headlines 20 July 2010


Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 20 July 2010

Funny Video: Wanna Work in the Fields Like the Immigrants?

Funny Video: Colbert Talks Food For Thought - Canwich Setback

Funny Video: Colberts Automatic Weapons For The People


Obama Shouts At Republicans, What We Get Out Of Financial Reform - News Headlines 19 July 2010





Beautiful Illustrated Quotation:


So How Do You Measure Your Spiritual Progress?

How Psychic Are You? Fun Test and Spiritual Gifts






Dennys Funny Quotes:


Hunh?! Are You Crazy?! Cartoons - 24 July 2010

Recession Humor: Termination Letter to Employees

Funny GOP: From The Bush Years - Homeland Security Self-Exam

Funny Video: Economic Fun Fair by Mark Fiore





Dennys Food and Recipes:


Cake Tuesday: Lemon Honey Cake and Lemon Bread

Muffin Monday: Dennys Summer Fresh Muffins






The Healing Waters:


Why Are So Many People Addicted to Pain Meds? Numbers Up 400 Percent

Just How Fast Is Human Evolution?






The Soul Calendar:


BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 24 July 2010






Visual Insights:


Cartoons: American Economy - 24 July 2010



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24 July 2010

Cartoons: American Economy - 24 July 2010

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*** Check out the latest mocking from the cartoonist corner about how Americans feel about their economy.




We like our Presidents to be athletic... Go, George! Washington, that is...



Lisa Benson




Bill Day





Jeff Stahler




Jeff Stahler




Frank & Ernest




Jeff Stahler




Lisa Benson




Bruce Beattie




Jerry Holbert




Ed Stein




Moderately Confused




Ed Stein




Gary Varvel




Gary Varvel




*** Check out more funnies from this week:


Cartoons: American and World Politics, Tea Party - 24 July 2010

Hunh?! Are You Crazy?! Cartoons - 24 July 2010

BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 24 July 2010




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18 July 2010

Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 18 July 2010

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*** Check out news, political opinion - serious and funny cartoons, recipes, science and health news, poetry, funny posts, photography, spiritual thoughts and great quotes.






The Social Poets:


Dark Humor: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 17 July 2010

America, World Politics, Sports Cartoons - 17 July 2010

Sweltering Summer Heat poem - Libations Friday 9 July 2010

BP Plays Games With Oil Spill, Democrats Face Huge Losses in November

Funny Texting Quotes - Cheeky Quote Day 14 July 2010

Why Obama Is Failing Miserably At Running America

Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 12 July 2010

Funny Video: Colbert Mocks Republican Men Hairstyles

Colbert: Rent a White Guy in China For Business Meeting Prestige

Funny Video: Colbert Rips Glenn Beck For His "Wildly Important" Work

Celebrity: Chelsea Clinton Wedding Day Details

Posts Roundup of Dennys Blogs - 11 July 2010




Beautiful Illustrated Quotations:


Kabbalah Quotes: How to Know You Are On The Right Path For You

Madonna Offends Traditional Jewish Kabbalists in Israel




The Healing Waters:


How To Exercise Effectively On A Hot Day: Drink A Slushie

How Bad Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup For Your Health?




The Soul Calendar:


Popular Funny X-ray Pin-Ups Calendar: Stripped to the Bone

Are These Fossils The Earliest Traces Of Complex Life?




Dennys Funny Quotes:


Hunh?! Cartoons - 17 July 2010

Funny GOP: Ridiculous Republicans Dictionary

Funny GOP: The 10 Commandments Republican Style

Funny LOL Work Jokes

Funny GOP: Limbaughs 18 Rules of Right Wing Talk Show Bombast

Funny GOP: Conservatives Prayer to Capitalism God




Dennys Food and Recipes:


How To Make Your Own Pimento Cheese Spread From Southern Living Magazine

Easy Healthy Dessert: Orange Gel n Fresh Fruit

Craving Ice: Is It A Sign of Anemia?

Cake Tuesday: 4 Cakes Celebrating America

Muffin Monday: Chocolate Chip Orange Muffins




Visual Insights:


Cartoons: America and Immigration - 17 July 2010

Funny Comic Betty White Gets Her Own Calendar

Photography and Poetry: Release Your Dreams and Spring into Life



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