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by Freedman posted Oct 27 2014 3:57PM

BBC News reports, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests.

A ComRes survey for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing power of music, offered 1,000 people 10 choices.

Dancing Queen by Abba came second, with Happy by Pharrell Williams in joint third with "classical music" generally.More than two-thirds of those polled said they like listening to music when they do not feel well.And nearly nine-out-of-ten of respondents agreed that listening to music can make people feel better when they are sick or facing difficult times.

by Freedman posted Oct 22 2014 4:43PM
Someone was about to have a crazy party! "A semi truck carrying 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer stolen Monday at an Orlando truck stop has been recovered in Miami" according to the Orlando Sentinal.

"The driver, Van Thomas, who has been a trucker for years, bought the semi just three weeks ago to start a company of his own. He was en route from Texas to Pompano Beach when he made the stop in Orlando.

That was when detectives say thieves drove off with the truck, which was carrying about 9,700 four-packs of Miller High Life, equaling 44,000 pounds and 38,800 cans of 16-ounce beer.

Thomas received a call from detectives Tuesday telling him the truck was recovered in Miami with most of the cargo in two. Detectives are still trying to figure out who stole the truck."
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Location : MiamiOrlandoTexas
People : Van Thomas
by Freedman posted Oct 14 2014 4:35PM
The Foo Fighters are appearing all this week on David Letterman and last night they did an amazing cover of War Pigs. The band will appear over five nights on the show this week with special guests joining them each night. Last night they were joined by Zac Brown, who appears on the band's new album 'Sonic Highways', for a live cover of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit.
Watch it here!

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by Sean Dillon posted Oct 10 2014 1:17PM

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by Freedman posted Oct 9 2014 4:30PM
This is too cool not to share. In San Diego, a street performer with no arms played a really cool version of 3 Doors Down's Kryptonite using only his feet. The guy is apparently somewhat of a local celebrity and does a really good job on the song. You have to give a hand to anyone who can play like that, or a foot!
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by Freedman posted Oct 6 2014 4:31PM

Time.com is reporting that there will be a movie based on Tetris. "Are you sitting down? Please, tell me you're sitting down. Because, Tetris will be coming to a theater near you.

The company is determined to turn the classic blockbusting game into aspectator sport — but for a movie. That's right, there is going to be a Tetris movie. And according to Threshold Entertainment CEO Larry Kasanoff, "It's a very big, epic sic-fi movie."

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by Sean Dillon posted Oct 3 2014 12:31AM
I know I missed a couple of songs on here but here is the list that I was able to keep track of, plus what I was thinking while he was playing...

"Eight Days a Week" – and AWAY we go! He may have been nearly an hour late but the electricity is palpable!
??? - New Album song.
"All My Loving" – I think I annoyed the kids when I told them that the lyrics weren't "All my tonguing" like they were singing it.
"Listen to What the Man Said"
"Let Me Roll It"
Jimi Hendrix tribute - Impressed that Jimi learned Sgt. Peppers!

The best part of the concert so far is the conversation that he has with his fans. It's a "let's have fun , I'll play you some music and tell you some stories along the way." So we came along for the ride...

"Paperback Writer"
"My Valentine"
"1985" – EVERYTIME I hear this song, I want him to immediately go into Band on the Run.

"The Long and Winding Road"
"Maybe I'm Amazed" – he can still tickle the ivories
"I've Just Seen a Face"

Talking about Buddy Holly and the Crickets' and how they influenced him.
B7 ;-)
"It's So Easy"

"We Can Work It Out"
"Another Day"
"And I Love Her" - I actually sent my wife a text telling her that I loved her as he sang this.
"Blackbird" as he soared high above the crowd.
??
New?
"Queenie Eye" – Kids next to me was surprised that everyone kept yelling OUT! "Where did that piano come from?"

"Lady Madonna" – Stunning graphics on the video as he played.
"All Together Now"… all together now…

"Lovely Rita" – for some reason, I've never liked this song.

New song – taunted fans that they videoed the old stuff but not the new stuff. HA!
"Eleanor Rigby"
"Something"
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Life goes on)
"Band on the Run"
"Back in the U.S.S.R."
"Let It Be"
"Live and Let Die" – Where he kicked to a gear never seen before EVER in Lubbock!
"Hey Jude" – obvious 'closing song'

1st Encore
"Day Tripper" – Surprised that he came back with this one.
"Hi Hi Hi"
"Get Back"

2nd Encore
"Yesterday" – had a bet that he would end the 1st encore with this one.
"Helter Skelter" – Again he shocked me by pulling out this great track!
"Golden Slumbers"
"Carry That Weight"
"The End" – perfect ending until he was handed, brought over a stuffed longhorn. BAD Sir Paul!!! BAD, BAD, BAD!

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by Freedman posted Sep 30 2014 3:04PM
From a scene out of a dentist's office to mermaids and a pair of human lungs, Guff.com has compiled a list of the best sand art made. If you thought making sand art just consisted of filling up some buckets and dumping them out think again. These sculptures are completely insane and you can check out the best of the bunch here. http://www.guff.com/15-unbelievable-sand-art-sculptures/face-off
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by Sean Dillon posted Sep 29 2014 5:44PM

Coronado beat Permian for the first time in 6 years, in the end words were said, shoving happened and stupid things followed.

But in the end, it was just a game.

In our lives we hold sporting events and competitions to such a lofty level that judges have been known to play favorites, officials “cheat” and parents drive their kids where they do not want to play anymore.

WHY?

Why is winning so important in the grand scheme of things? I think it is all about how teams accept winning & losing. Some are so entitled that they believe that when they lost it must be (insert excuse here). But it isn't. You lost plain and simple.

It all comes down to values. When the brush up happened and the rumor mills started up , I warned people to stop trolling and let ALL the information come to a front.

What we have found out is pretty amazing.

The story about how Coronado players disrespected a United States Marine.  Disputed BY THE MARINE!

Why do we allow rumors and tales spread?

Because we don't want our kids to be the bad ones. "We taught our kids better."  Yeah, you did, but sometimes teaching your kids doesn't mean that they execute your wishes.

Values are one of the richest things we can give our kids. 

I’ll be honest with you my friends, financially I’m not a rich man. I’ve lived hand to mouth my entire life. I have not gotten everything that I wanted, but I grew up with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. My parents worked multiple jobs sometimes to help me in my life. I was in a lower middle class family that handed down clothes to my brothers and did not get the coolest things first. But while my friends always had the hottest clothes, or the best lunches, I had family.

Yes, because of situations beyond my control, I once brought a macaroni and cheese sandwich to school. I was not cool and moved around too many times to make any life long friends until I settled down in Lubbock for college.

But I have worked my butt off and one day, the wonderful house that I have paid every single cent I could earn and more into… will be mine. No one can take away accomplishments that you achieve. Only you can take accomplishments and make them meaningless.

As a kid, I was terrible in sports, I wouldn’t shut up and I did not have anything that I could call a significant sports success. I could tell you about leading the pony league of baseball in walks, strikeouts and being hit by pitch but that delays my point.

I don’t remember any of the strikeouts today. None of them. I don’t remember the disappointments of my father, if he had any, that I wasn’t going to be a superstar. Because that wasn’t important to me or to my family.

What was important was making an effort.

I do remember my brief baseball career the one playoff game where I got hit by a pitch, stole 2nd, stole 3rd and got hit in by one of my friends to win the one and only playoff game in my life.

If you think that was funny, have you ever heard about a team carry a player off the field after grounding out to short? I have.

I was the player. My teammates knew I was the worst player, but because I MADE the effort, they recognized how important it was to me to be recognized for my effort.

As adults we know that a kick to win a game should be celebrated today, remembered in the future but ONLY is a memory.

Kids are full of emotions and hormones.

Holding anger in our heart / acting out in frustration has no meaningful consequences. Anger does nothing but keep us from success.

Teach your kids… it’s just a game and they will move on with their lives win or lose. I’ve lost more times than I have won in my life, but my wins I remember each of them with vivid details.

The losses have been forgotten

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by Sean Dillon posted Sep 23 2014 10:34PM
I have to give it up to you Lubbock. I was unsure on a Tuesday concert date at the fair. But you came guns a blazing with fun and excitement. What a crowd! You blew away my expectations. You came, we all were rocked by .38 Special and we came away happy.

Who wants to do it again?

We thank you, the best listeners in Lubbock!

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