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The Missus's Music Challenge
I did some searching around the house and then Jo told me the box of cassettes was on the bookshelves in the den. There was an old mixed tape that I had made in October 1980, side 1 of which was songs from all of the '45s that I had at the time. Some I got from my older brother Rick and some I had purchased as a teenager in North Bay. I checked out that tape and lo and behold I'd only put one B-side on the tape. All the others were A-sides. So I had no choice but to pick that B-side. Mind you, the A-side was also pretty good. The song I chose was by The Turtles, B-side to She's My Girl; the B-side being Chicken Little was Right.
Jo chose God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. For some reason to do with religion, the record company wouldn't release it as an A-side. Other choices included The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What you Want, The Rolling Stones - Play with Fire, Rod Stewart - Maggie May (chosen by Jo's sis, Sue). So many great songs as B-Sides.
Today's category is a song that reminds you of a holiday. More to follow next entry.
Great Historical Events
"During this year Great Britain established the infamous prison-ship system.
Inhuman treatment of American prisoners by the British, both in England and America.
Jan. 3. - Battle of Princeton
July 8. - Battle of Fort Anne
Arrival of Lafayette.
July 31. - Lafayette arrived from France with troops and supplies, and offered his services to the colonies.
Aug. 16. - Battle of Bennington fought by Gen. Starke.
Sept. 11. - Battle of Brandywine under Gen. Washington. Gens. Lafayette and Woodford were wounded.
Sept. 19. - Battle of Stillwater.
Sept. 26. - British troops under Sir Wm. Howe enter Philadelphia.
Oct. 3 and 4. - Battle of Germantown.
Oct. 6. - Capture of Forts Clinton and Montgomery, on the Hudson.
Oct. 7. - Battle of Saratoga.
Oct. 17. - Surrender of Burgoyne to Maj. Gen. Gates at Saratoga.
Dec. 8. - Washington and his army encamped on the Valley Forge. Destitute of sufficient clothing and food, the army suffered incredible hardships in the midst of a rigorous winter."
We'll leave the Revolutionary war there for now and move on to scientific facts from Prof. L.G. Gorton..
Science of Common Things
After the Prof's wordy explanation of the cause of wind in the last entry, we move onto another weighty matter this time.
"Why does a soap bubble rise in the air? Because being filed with warm air it is lighter than an equal bulk of the surrounding air. (Ah, that explains it) Why does air ascend the chimney? Because being heated by the fire it is lighter than the air of the room. (Of course, you've still got to remember to open the flue) Why does the flame of a candle terminate in a point? Because the cold air rushes to the flame from all sides, and is carried upward. Why does blowing sharply at a candle put it out? Because too rapid a flow of air reduces the temperature below the burning point."
Next time, the Prof will discuss why a lamp chimney increases the brilliancy of the flame. Can't wait, can you? Do some research before my next entry and see if you can find out why.
The Birth Day Thing 10 November 1993
US Billboard #1 Single / UK #1 Single 10 November 1993
(For the second year in a row, the US and UK #1 singles on my birthday were the same song.)
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meatloaf. Meatloaf's biggest claim to fame was his Bat out of Hell musical trilogy, great operatic rock pieces. The song was written by Jim Steinman. The song was performed by Meatloaf with assistance by Lorraine Crosby. I'd always thought that Ellen Foley was the female singer, but reading the Wikipedia write-up, it states this was incorrect. Interesting.
New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller 10 November 1993
The movie was released in 1995 and was directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
Pulitzer Prize Winner 1993
The book is a collection of short stories with the theme often being the cultural divide between Vietnam and the United States. Butler was born in 1945 and has written a number of novels and short story collections.
Nobel Prize Laureate 1993
Hugo Award Winner 1993 (joint winners)
Man Booker Prize Winner 1993
So there you go for another entry / year. Next entry for 1994 will include the Giller award winner, which started in 1994.