Daily Archives: February 26, 2012

Smetana – From My Life – string quartet


string quartet by B. Smetana – From My Life
15th December 2009
Beirut, Lebanon
Nabih Bulos – violin
Ondin Brezeanu – violin
Magdalena Sokola – cello
Catalina Rupa – viola

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising


Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?


creedence clearwater revival,the best of vol1,

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” is a song written by John Fogerty and released in 1970 on the album Pendulum by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on the RPM 100 national album chart in March 1971.[1] In the U.S., it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the same year. On Cash Box pop chart, it peaked at number three. Billboard co-listed the b-side “Hey Tonight”. In the UK, it reached number 36. It was the group’s eighth gold-selling single.[2]

Some have speculated that the song’s lyrics are referencing the Vietnam War, with the ‘rain’ being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky.[3] In his review of the song for Allmusic website, Mark Deming suggests that the song is about the idealism of the 1960s fading in the wake of events such as the Altamont Free Concert and the Kent State shootings and that Fogerty is saying that the same issues of the ’60s still existed in the 1970s but that people were no longer fighting for them.[4] However, Fogerty himself has said in interviews and prior to playing the song in concert that the song is about rising tension within CCR and the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band.[5]

John Fogerty released a live version of the song on his The Long Road Home – In Concert DVD which was recorded at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 15, 2005.

Lobo – Me and you…and : (Come on you know who!)


ravens – flight or flight (my life photography)


ravens -  flight or fight

ravens - flight or fight

“Nutty” the ground squirrel playing nice for peanuts (my life photography)


"Nutty" the ground squirrel playing nice for peanuts

"Nutty" the ground squirrel playing nice for peanuts

The Lennon Sisters & Joni James “On The Boardwalk” (In Atlantic City)


(Voice Heard) – Mono The Lawrence Welk Show
(First Song) – Mono The Lennon Sisters
(Last Song) – Stereo Joni James

Atlantic City History:

Atlantic City is a city on Absecond Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey. It is the central location of the Boardwalk Empire book and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and is occasionally alluded to in the series as The Emerald City

The original inhabitants were the Lenni-Lenape Indians. They would travel for 5 miles over marshland on the Old Indian Trail (where Florida Ave. is today) from the Mainland to spend their summer months hunting and fishing on the island. 

The first recorded owner of Absecond Island from the late 1670’s was an Englishman by the name of Thomas Budd. He was given the island against a claim he had against the holders of the royal grant. His beach front land was valued at a mere $0.04 an acre. That same property today would be worth millions of dollars per acre. For the next one hundred years, the island would be visited by hunters and white settlers. 

The first white man to build a permanent structure on the island was Jeremiah Leeds in 1785 (at what is now Arctic and Arkansas Ave). He and his family grew corn and rye and raised cattle on the Leeds Plantation. After his death in 1838, Leeds second wife got a license to operate a tavern called Aunt Millie’s Boarding House. Atlantic City’s first business was born. 

 In 1850 a prominent physician on the island, Dr. Jonathan Pitney, had the idea of turning the island into a health retreat. He recruited the services of a civil engineer named Richard Osborne to help him bring the railroad to the island. Osborne is credited with naming the city, while Dr. Pitney thought of the names and placement for the city streets (streets running parallel to the ocean would be named after the great ocean bodies of the world and streets which ran east to west would be named after the States). 
On July 5th, 1854, the first train arrived from Camden after an arduous 21/2 hour journey. The invasion of tourists to the island began. It didn’t take long for real estate developers to recognize the island’s potential as a resort destination. Lavish hotels and fancy restaurants sprang up, many of them featured in the show, such as Babette’s Supper Club. Within twenty years there were nearly 500,000 passengers a year arriving by rail. And all these people were tracking mounds and mounds of sand into the hotel and restaurant lobbies. Something had to be done about it. 

Alexander Boardman, a conductor for the Atlantic City-Camden Railroad, proposed building a boardwalk. City Hall accepted the proposal in 1870 and using half the cities annual tax revenue, built an 8 foot wide wood structure from the beach to the town. It was not only functional,  it was totally unique and the tourists loved it. The boardwalk was so popular it reached a length of 7 miles long (before the 1944 hurricane) and it fueled the cities explosive growth, with the cities first road from the mainland finishing construction in 1870 and two additional rail lines being added in 1878. Atlantic City was formally opened on Wednesday, June 16th, 1880. 

Official logo of Atlantic City

Image via Wikipedia

Pelicans flying in formation (my life photography)


Pelicans flying in formation (my life photography)

Pelicans flying in formation (my life photography)

I’m “M”, photogenic, and Live in Huntington Beach ( my life photopgraphy)


I'm "M" and photogenic!

I'm "M" and photogenic!


Change your words, change your world! So inspiring! Thanks

Work The Dream

This needs no words. It says it all.

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video by purplecontent

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Another Passion Flower (my nature photography)


Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Liberty Park Fountain (my nature photography)


Liberty Park Fountain

Liberty Park Fountain

Seal Beach Sand Project (my motivational movies on you-tube)


Holly Forever (1990 – 2012) on Pacific Coast Hwy (my life photography)


Holly's Shine(my life photography)

Holly's Shine(my life photography)

Oh, the wind is blowing! (my life photography)


Oh, the wind is blowing! (my life photography)

Oh, the wind is blowing! (my life photography)

“Nutty” – the Ground skirrel (my nature photography)


Nutty (my nature photography)

Nutty (my nature photography)

Dizzying Speed (my life photography)


Dizzying Speed (my life photography)

Dizzying Speed (my life photography)

San Gabriel River – The Tide Is Rising


San Gabriel River - The Tide Is Rising (my nature photography)

San Gabriel River - The Tide Is Rising (my nature photography)