Saturday, September 28, 2013


Jimmy_Page by OasisBT
Jimmy_Page, a photo by OasisBT on Flickr.

Guitar legend Jimmy Page,taken July 15,2007.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Notes on The Firm "Radioactive" with Jimmy Page

Back to DJ mode.This time it's The Firm in "Radioactive."Guitar great Jimmy Page,on the double neck,shows some British flash,a showman with the goods to back it up.It's from the 1980s,but still resonates today.
The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin veteran Page lends a brilliance with those roots in the British blues it's hard to find anymore.That's why this video won't be going away,though the following is relatively small at a few hundred thousand views.You can leave a comment,but the like has been disabled.It was actually a little difficult to find.They wanted me to watch a newer song by the same title.

The Firm-Radioactive

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rihanna (112)#

Rihanna  (112)# by al7n6awi
Rihanna (112)#, a photo by al7n6awi on Flickr.

Barbados native Rihanna.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Notes on Rihanna:We Found Love

Being DJ tonight.
This video features a dramatic spoken intro-love the accent-and frenetic scenes in a Caribbean setting.From the first time I laid eyes on Rihanna,I knew she was something special and lasting.It was a benefit performance-can't remember what for offhand-singing "Under My Umbrella."She had the ultimate in style and presentation:authenticity.Very cool lady.
She has indeed kept it up,no one hit wonder.The high energy prevails.

Rihanna - We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WISE Catches the Lagoon Nebula in Center of Action

The Lagoon Nebula,M8,a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory photo-the organisation that also runs the Voyager project.Communication with space probes is via the three Deep Space Network facilities in Australia,Spain and California.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Voyager I Milestone Thrills Scientists

Just over a year ago,the venerable old Voyager I spacecraft left the solar system,although not the sun's influence entirely,and entered interstellar space,the space between the stars,NASA scientists reported this week.It is now in the transition zone just outside the solar bubble,and in the ionised gas between the stars.Some solar disturbance still obtains in this transition zone.
We believe this is mankind's histric leap into interstellar space,said Ed Stone,Voyager Project Scientist at Caltech,Pasadena.Voyager had entered the heliosphere,or solar bubble of charged particles which defines the edge of the solar system,in 2004.It first entered interstellar space on 12 August,2013,when an abrupt change in the density of energetic particles was first detected by Voyager I.
Suzanne Dodd,Voyager Project Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,Pasadena,said we expect the fields and particles science instruments on Voyager will continue to send back data through at least 2020.We can't wait to see what the Voyager instruments show us next about deep space.
Voyager I's twin,Voyager II,was actually launched a few weeks ahead of Voyager I in 1977.Both spacecraft flew by Jupiter and Saturn,but Voyager II veered off to fly by Uranus and Neptune as well.Scientists talk to or receive data from both spacecraft almost every day.It takes the weak 23 watt signal of Voyager I about 17 hours to reach earth.As of its February 21,2013 radio telescope image,Voyager I was 11.5 billion miles/18.5 billion kilometers from earth.It is now about 19 billion miles away.

Voyager Signal Spotted By Earth Radio Telescopes | NASA

Voyager Signal Spotted By Earth Radio Telescopes | NASA

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre 2

Site of the Omega European Masters,Switzerland.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Montreal and Valais Golf

Windy conditions hindered golfers in Montreal as the Champions League's Montreal Championship got underway at Club de Golf Richlieu Vercheres/Vallee Du Richlieu Rouville.The narrowness of the course increased the difficulty even more for the veteran golfers.
1.Dick Mast USA -3
2.Kenny Perry USA -2
3.Bernhard Langer GER -1
Mark Brooks USA -1
Mike Reid USA -1
Tom Perniece USA -1
David Frost RSA -1
4.Jim Carter USA E
Anders Forsbrand SWE E
Bill Glasson USA E
In Switzerland,the second round of the European Tour's Omega European Masters on The Race To Dubai was held at the historic Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana,Valais.Opened in 1906,the tough course saw the late Seve Ballesteros win three times in the Switzerland High Alps at 5,000 feet altitude.There are also 8,000 km of hiking trails in the area and skiing in winter.
1.Stephen Gallacher SCT -10
Thomas Bjorn DEN -10
2.Richard Finch ENG -9
Miguel Jimenez ESP -9
Danny Willett ENG -9
Victor Dubuisson FRA -9
3.Mark Tullo CHI -8
Anirban Lahiri IND -8
Brooks Koepka USA -8
Next Thursday,the FedEx Cup Playoffs resume with the BMW Championship near Chicago.Henrik Stenson of Sweden is the points leader after two events.
Update:Hall of Fame golfer Bernhard Langer of Germany took the lead at the Montreal Championship Saturday,while Scotsman Craig Lee surged to the top of the Omega European Masters in Crans Montana,Swtzerland.