Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Abbey Road is an actual road in London, where (logically) Abbey Road Studios was located. The Beatles recorded most of their records in Studio 2 of Abbey Road Studios. In 2006, Paul McCartney recorded a show for PBS called "Chaos and Creations at Abbey Road," in Studio 2. Using instruments from the period, he played the very first recorded Beatles song, and traveled through his songwriting career with hits like "Blackbird" and a variation on "Eleanor Rigby." (Plus a quick riff on "Strawberry Fields" on the Mellotron.)
YouTube has the rest of the hour-long special in seven parts. If you're a Beatles/McCartney fan, you'll enjoy spending time watching one of the greatest songwritiers of our time create an intimate experience onstage. Check out all seven parts of "Chaos and Creations at Abbey Road" on YouTube.
Here's part #5:
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
...and the sequel....
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Pop musical group who were forced to return their Grammy awards in disgrace after it was discovered that they had lip-synced their songs, including such hits as "Girl You Know It's True" and "Blame It On The Rain"?
Propagandist, failed politician, and global warming profiteer, winner of an Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize, whose film "An Inconvenient Truth" has been deemed to be incorrect, false, misleading, or distorting by at least 500 scientists and a British court?
Alfred Albert "Al" Gore Jr. is the co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Experts give their opinions:
Award-winning French geochemist Claude Allegre: "The amount of nonsense in Al Gore's film! It's all politics, it's designed to intervene in American politics. It's scandalous."
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The money is created by the buying and selling of "carbon offsets." The government would establish arbitrary caps on greenhouse gases for each company. If a company exceeds the amount the government set, it could pay a fine or "buy" pollution credits from another company; if it is under the limit, it could sell the remaining pollution credits to someone else.
What this trading does is create an "emissions market" for traders and brokers to deal in pollution credits. One company already engaged in such activites is Generation Investment Management (GIM), whose chairman and founder is Al Gore.
According to Gore, the London-based firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green. “Generation Investment Management, purchases -- but isn’t a provider of -- carbon dioxide offsets,” said spokesman Richard Campbell in a March 7 report by CNSNews.
Read the article to get an idea of the complex regulatory hijinks Gore & Co. are pulling, in order to cash in. If you've ever wondered where Al Gore got his zeal for this global warming stuff, this will help you answer that question.
Monday, October 08, 2007
“There are definitely some inaccuracies,” Marciano added during the October 4 broadcast. “The biggest thing I have a problem with is this implication that Katrina was caused by global warming.”
More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun's irradiance.
"This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary cause of global temperature increases since 1850," said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery.
The rest of the article is here.