Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jefferson Starship - Miracles

Jefferson Airplane. White Rabbit. Live Woodstock 1969. Original video, i...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2014) ...

Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again

Jump - Van Halen with David Lee Roth,vocal

Amtrak Capitol Limited PO30, The Dynamic Duo Of Amtrak!! AWESOME HORN SH...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

About Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship is the sucessor band to the late nineteen sixties,Woodstock era group Jefferson Airplane.It was founded in 1974,after Jefferson Airplane had disbanded,by Jefferson Airplane members and romantic partners,guitarist Paul Kantner and vocalist Grace Slick.This band has experienced many personnel and stylistic changes over the decades,but continues to tour to this day,with only Kantner remaining from the Jefferson Airplane days.
Two of the songs featured this week are "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane and "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship,to give you a sample of both the original band and its successor.
Today,vocalist Cathy Richardson,along with Kantner and four other musicians, guitarists David Freiberg and Jude Gold,along with drummer Donny Baldwin and keyboardist Chris Smith,comprise Jefferson Starship.
Former Jefferson Starship vocalist Mickey Thomas also has a band touring under the name Starship-without the Jefferson.
Confusing,but always exhilarating.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Selena Gomez;Rory McIlroy;Suzi Quatro

Selena Gomez is a Birthday Girl this week,turning 22 on Tuesday.We're celebrating with "Who Says."The Texas native just got a new tatoo.It is in Arabic and means "love yourself."The new tatoo is on the upper right side of her back.
Selena also has her mother's birthday in Roman numerals across the back of her neck, and a musical note on her left wrist.A Bible verse adorns her hip.It is Philippians 4:13,"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."*
Rory McIlroy is celebrating his win at The Open Championship,golf's biggest tournament,which was held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.At 25,he has already won three of the four majors.
It's what I think about in the morning;it's what I think about when I go to bed,McIlroy said.I just want to be the best golfer I can be.*
Suzi Quatro was one of the first female rock and roll performers.She is represented by her classic "The Wild One."She has performed in Russia in recent years,including Ekaterinburg.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Van Halen,Brad Pitt,Demi Lovato

This week we have more Van Halen,that great summer band."Panama" was recorded in 1984 with their first and current vocalist David Lee Roth.*
The trailer for Fury starring Brad Pitt is pretty extensive,running over two minutes.It may be his first World War II role.The film is scheduled for a November release.*
Demi Lovato is on her DEMI World Tour.The next concerts are as follows:
19 July-Reno Events Center-Reno,Nevada
6 September-Baltimore Arena-Baltimore,Maryland
7 September-Times Union Center-Albany,New York
9 September-Petersen Events Center-Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
She is getting high marks for both the quality of her performances and her attitude towards her fans.
"Lo que soy" shows the Latina side of Demi,her heritage from her late father.*

Saturday, July 5, 2014



Sammy+Hagar of Van Halen,1986


Rihanna Records in California;Cavendish Crashes in Yorkshire

Rihanna,26,was seen arriving at a recording studio in West Hollywood on Tuesday.She was putting the finishing touches on her eighth studio album.May we expect a holiday season release?That would be typical of the recording industry.
On last Sunday,Rihanna was spotted leaving her favourite restaurant,Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica,accompanied by her father,Ronald Fenty.Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty,and she is from Barbados.*
The Rolling Stones have completed Stage 2 of their 14 On Fire Tour.It was successful in every way,so this blog is sending its congratulations along to them.Stage 3 begins on 25 October in Adelaide,Australia.*
Marcel Kittel of Germany won Stage 1 of the Tour de France cycling event,which was actually in Yorkshire,England.It went from Leeds to Harrowgate.Britain's Mark Cavendish had his heart set on winning the stage,as his mother lives in Harrowgate and he spent some of his childhood there.He had a devastating crash at the stage's end,however,and barely made it over the finish line.Hopefully he will be well enough to continue on Sunday's section from York to Sheffield.It is tradtional for the race to begin outside of France.
The yellow jersey for first place was put on Kittel by Princess Kate,smiling broadly.Princes William and Harry were on either side of Kittel.British Prime Minister David Cameron was also among the race spectators,a glum look on his face when Cavendish crashed.
Jens Voigt of Germany won the polka dot jersey for being King of the Mountain,the cyclist most adept at climbing the hills on the course.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

About Van Halen

I wanted to tell you the following last week,but technical problems prevented it:
The American group Van Halen recorded "Summer Nights" in 1986.At that time,Sammy Hagar was the vocalist;today,it is the original singer David Lee Roth.The Van Halen brothers,Eddie on guitar and Alex on drums,have always been the core of the group.They were born in Nijmegen,the Netherlands.*
Also in Van Halen's current lineup,Eddie's son Wolfgang is on bass,replacing Michael Anthony,who was the bassist in 1986.The group is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.*
The studio track is so good,I felt it was important to present that,rather than a live version.It's one of the best summer songs out there.