Daily Archives: May 11, 2012

The Tremeloes – Silence Is Golden (HQ) (with harmony in mind)

Excerpts from Wikipedia article:  The Tremeloes are an English beat group founded in 1958 in DagenhamEssex, and still active today.

They formed as Brian Poole and the Tremoloes (as backing group to Brian Poole, and the name soon being changed thanks to the spelling mistake of a local newspaper) influenced by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. On New Years Day, 1962, Decca, looking for a “Beat” group,auditioned two promising young bands: Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and a somewhat similar combo (also heavily influenced by Buddy Holly) from Liverpool called The Beatles.

Decca chose the Tremeloes over The Beatles. The Tremeloes proved to be a very talented band in their own right and had a successful career. Like the Beatles, every member of the Tremeloes was a strong singer and the band seamlessly combined rock and roll with a variety of other genres.

Original band member details


  • Brian Poole — born 2 November 1941, BarkingEssex — vocalist, band leader (up to 1966)


The Tremeloes


  • Alan Howard — born 17 October 1941, Dagenham, Essex — Bassist / Vocalist (up to 1966).
  • Alan Blakely — born Alan David Blakely, 1 April 1942, BromleyKent — died 10 June 1996  — Rhythm Guitarist / Keyboards / Vocalist.
  • Ricky West — born Richard Charles Westwood, 7 May 1943, Dagenham, Essex — Lead Guitarist / Vocalist.
  • Dave Munden — born David Charles Munden, 2 December 1943, Dagenham, Essex — Drummer / Lead Vocalist.
  • Chip Hawkes — born Leonard Donald Stanley Hawkes, 2 November 1945, Shepherd’s Bush, West London — Bassist / Vocalist (from 1965).
  • Mick Clarke — born Michael William Clarke, 10 August 1946, GrimsbyLincolnshire — Bassist / Vocalist.
  • Joe Gillingham — born Joseph Gillingham, 1946, BournemouthHampshire, now Dorset — / Keyboards/ Vocalist.
  • Davey Fryer — born David Anthony Fryer, 1951, SeafordEast Sussex — Bassist / Vocalist.



Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’


These Boots Are Made for Walkin‘” is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in February 1966 and hit #1 in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts. Subsequently, many cover versions of the song have been released in a range of styles: metal, pop, rock, punk rock, country, dance, and industrial.

You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’ where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
And now someone else is getting all your best
Well, these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
You keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’
What’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt (HAH)
Well, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches (YEAH)
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you


Are you ready, boots?
Start walkin’

Raquel Welch – Bang Bang (Rare 1967 clip)

The Rolling Stones – LADY JANE

Unsquare Dance – DAVE BRUBECK

Recorded in May 1961, featuring Dave, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. 

JPMorgan shares dive after $2bn trading loss (from BBC News)

JPMorgan shares dive after $2bn trading loss (from BBC News)

JPMorgan shares dive after $2bn trading loss (from BBC News) (click to access the story)

A thought about “Perfection”

“Perfection for creative minds is so much more about the being experiencing the uniqueness of some perceived event than any existing standard: The entire realm of human creativity is its domain.”


Plastic in Pacific Increased 100-Fold

Over the past 40 years, the quantity of plastic waste floating in thenortheastern Pacific has increased 100-fold, affecting marine life in myriad ways. One issue that has received much attention is the ingestion of tiny, broken down plastic particles by marine organisms. However, researchers also recently uncovered another consequence of the increased presence of plastic—it is making it easier for certain marine insects to reproduce.Halobates sericeus requires a hard surface on which to lay its eggs, and the hundreds of millions of plastic particles now floating in the Pacific Ocean are providing them with ample breeding ground. More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) on Lessons Received and Given

That’s the reason they’re called lessons…because they lessen from day to day.

 Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

MTOT (My Take On This): “Seriously: I think that lessons received lessen as we grow older, but  if we are wise enough (and lucky, never forget to factor “Luck” into the weave of life,  we can now impart, those lessons received”.

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Smiley Visits the World of Lewis Carroll



This Day in History: THE PULLMAN STRIKE BEGINS (1894)

The Pullman Strike Begins (1894)

The Pullman Strike was a strike of about 50,000 US rail workers. It was initiated after the Pullman railcar company cut wages by 25%, yet kept rents high in the company-owned town where workers lived. The company refused arbitration, and the railway union called for a strike and nationwide boycott. Sympathy strikes followed in 27 states. In July, the president dispatched troops, who clashed with workers and broke the strike. The troops were sent in after workers halted trains carrying what? More… Discuss

Pullman strikers outside Arcade Building in Pu...

Today’s Birthday: SALVADOR DALÍ (1904)

Salvador Dalí (1904)

Dalí was a Spanish painter whose striking images and eccentric personality made him the world’s most recognized surrealist artist. Influenced by the theories and dream studies of Sigmund Freud, he painted nightmarishly absurd scenes in precise, realistic detail, creating worlds in which everyday objects are deformed or metamorphosed in strange ways. In his most famous work, The Persistence of Memory, limp watches melt in an eerie landscape. Which candy brand’s logo was designed by Dalí? More… Discuss

Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory (1931...

Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory (1931), Museum of Modern Art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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