Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Cat Stevens: Sad Lisa


Tea for the Tillerman

Image via Wikipedia

 Tea for the Tillerman is an album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ best-known songs including “Where Do the Children Play?“, “Hard Headed Woman“, “Wild World“, “Sad Lisa”, “Into White” and “Father and Son“. Four of the tracks (“Where Do the Children Play?“, “On the Road to Find Out”, “Tea for the Tillerman” and “Miles from Nowhere”) were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higginsblack comedy film entitled Harold and Maude, in 1971. The track “But I Might Die Tonight” was featured on another 1971 film: Deep End by Jerzy Skolimowski. Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record’s cover.

ABBA: Thank you for the music



Song- Thank You For The Music
Composer- Benny Andersson
Performed By- ABBA
Album- Gold: Greatest Hits
Lyrics
I’m nothing special, in fact I’m a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you’ve probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
’cause everyone listens when I start to sing
I’m so grateful and proud
All I want is to sing it out loud

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk
She says I began to sing long before I could talk
And I’ve often wondered, how did it all start?
Who found out that nothing can capture a heart
Like a melody can?
Well, whoever it was, I’m a fan

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

I’ve been so lucky, I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a life, what a chance!

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

Don McNeal – American Pie



The song is well known for its cryptic lyrics that have long been the subject of curiosity and speculation. Although McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Buddy Holly, none of the musicians in the plane crash are identified by name in the song itself. When asked what “American Pie” meant, McLean replied, “It means I never have to work again.” Later, he more seriously stated, “You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me… sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.”  (Via Wikipedia)

Japanese Towns Are Flooding After Quake: Why?


Integrity for sale: at a pharmacy near you


Victor Babeș (1854-1926): Babesiosis


Victor Babeș

Victor Babeș
Born 4 July 1854
19 October 1926
Nationality Romanian
Occupation bacteriologists
Known for rabies
leprosy
diphtheria
tuberculosis
infectious diseases

Victor Babeș (4 July 1854 – 19 October 1926) was a Romanian physician, biologist, and one of the earliest bacteriologists. He made early and significant contributions to the study of rabies, leprosy, diphtheria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.

The Romanian universities Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timişoara bear his name.

In 1885 he discovered a parasitic sporozoan of the ticks, named Babesia (of the genus Babesiidae), and which causes a rare and severe disease called babesiosis. In the same year, he published the first treatise of bacteriology in the world, Bacteria and their role in the histopathology of infectious diseases, which he co-authored with Cornil.  (sourse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Babe%C5%9F)

Lyme Disease:


Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis,[1] is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.[2][3] Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto[4] is the main cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975. Although Allen Steere realized Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease in 1978, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1981, when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer.
Learn more about  Lyme Disease and other diseases transmitted by tics at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

CBS-60 Minutes:President Obama On Bin Laden


http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7365406n

Burebista


Burebista (Ancient Greek: “Βοιρεβίστας”) was a king of the Getae and Dacians, who unified for the first time their tribes and ruled them between 82 BC and 44 BC. He led plunder and conquest raids across Central and Southeastern Europe, subjugating most of the neighbouring tribes. After his assassination in an inside plot, the empire was divided into several smaller states.

In The News: Morning Heart Attacks Do More Damage


Morning Heart Attacks Do More Damage

According to a study of over 800 heart attack patients in Spain, people who have a heart attack between 6AM and noon tend to suffer more heart damage than those who have one at other times. It is well established that one’s internal clock can influence heart attack risk, for example, people are more likely to suffer heart attacks in the morning; however, the extent to which this influences the degree of damage a person suffers has not yet been established. In this study, researchers concluded that the area of the heart damaged in morning heart attacks was, on average, 20% larger than the area damaged in heart attacks at other times. More… Discuss