Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry X'mas

Soon enough, 2011 has come to an end.

And it's X'mas a time of cheer and goodwill.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Your Song

Hey Jude is a song written by Paul McCartney in August 1968 to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, during his parents' divorce. "And any time you feel the pain hey jude refrain, don't carry the world upon your shoulders".

Smoke on the Water was released in 1972 to tell the story of Deep Purple in Montreux to record an album. In the Montreux Casino where Frank Zappa performed, some stupid with a flare gun destroyed the entire casino complex.

Hotel California is written about the greed in the music industry of the late 1970s. Don Henley interpreted it as the high life in Los Angeles.

Garden Party is a 1972 hit song by Rick Nelson written after being booed off the stage at Madison Square Garden. He played The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" and the crowd began to boo probably wanting to listen to his original hits. But Nelson wrote and sung "You see, you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself" and the final verse "But if memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck."

American Pie a 1971 hit by Don McLean, with its line about 'the day the music died' is about the air crash death of Buddy Holly in 1959.

The House of the Rising Sun is a folk song of unknown writer. It was about life gone wrong in New Orleans. In 1964 The Animals make it a number one hit. There are 2 versions of why the song was written. One is about a brothel in New Orleans. The other about a women's prison in New Orleans, hence the "ball and chain" in the song.

Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven was written about the pain and loss following the death of his four-year-old son Conor in New York in 1991.

"Leader of the Band" is a song written by Dan Fogelberg for his father Lawrence Fogelberg in 1981.

Thousands of Bulgarians flocked to the country's seaside in the wee hours of the last day of June to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. It began 30 years ago as a symbolic protest against the communist government. The song "July Morning" a hit by Uriah Heep in 1972 was adpoted as the anthem of the celebrations.

"Candle in the Wind" is a song by Elton John in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe, who died 11 years earlier. The opening line "Goodbye Norma Jeane" refers to Monroe's real name.

James Taylor's Fire and Rain was a hit in 1970. The song is about his experiences in mental institutions and also about Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend who committed suicide. "Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Weather Forecast

Many old folks swear it will rain when their joints begin to hurt.

And many old folks swear it will rain when dizziness hit them.

Now many folks young and old will swear it will rain by smelling the air.

The smell is called petrichor, the scent of rain falling on dry earth.

It’s caused by a couple of compounds in the soil, one of them known as geosmin.

The human nose, not normally considered a particularly acute instrument, is extraordinarily sensitive to geosmin which is produced by several types of bacteria and algae.

When a storm threatens and a few molecules of geosmin waft your way, that signifies rain is imminent shortly.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Are You Dead or Alive ?

Scams are improving leaps, in search of the ones born every minute.

Attention Beneficiary,
How are you doing?

This official email is from United Nation Compensation Award Center in regard of your awaiting fund which has not been paid out from the SCAM ALERT ACCOUNT which is to be shared among scam victims around the nation. Well, in our record a message was to sent to you regarding your outstanding funds of USD1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) that have been loaded into an ATM card for easy access via courier delivery service, but unfortunately, you never responded or show gratitude because of the little fee involved.

But surprisingly, we got a message from one Mrs Mary Watkins who told us that you were involved in an automobile accident and you are dead, and you have appointed her to be your next of kin and she has make up every arrangement to receive the ATM card after meeting up with the required fee of $235 to have the ATM card shipped to her residential address. So right now,we are using this opportunity to confirm if you are still alive to claim your funds or dead.

If I don't hear from you in less than 24hours, then i would have no choice than to forward the funds in the ATM Master card.

Yours in Service,
Agent:Carl Brown
Phone:+234-812 715 0212.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sky Terrace

Queenstown’s HDB SkyVille@Dawson and SkyTerrace@Dawson received more than 10,000 applications for its 1,718 flats.

pre-fab, Lego style

Balloting system was applied.

bomb shelter for every flat

Laid-back Dawson estate is earmarked for about 10,000 new HDB and private flats.