Month: February 2016
Remarking on the 2016 Presidential Primaries
(Originally posted to Facebook alone for friends, I republish it here 4 years later — JF 02.28.2020)
I do have an interest in the 2016 Presidential race, but there’s a problem or two. I can tick off problems with candidates easily but there’s one thing that really bugs me: “I want my country back!” said by one person or another.
We’re pretty crappy with that, aren’t we? Wanting things more polarized than they are and taking a hard track to the right or left as “my” country.
I don’t want capitalism and business to trump people, I don’t want the Bible to top the Constitution. I don’t want warfare and torture to be presented as A-OK, while gender, race, and/or age shouldn’t mean crap with whoever holds the office of the presidency. I don’t want hate to be the key to securing support.
[ To cover a base: My Bible vs. Constitution remark is not an intended shot on religion. Faith and believing in God is not a crime, forcing one denomination on the masses and saying the Bible trumps the Constitution does create the issue. It’s loaded to… ]
I’m not posting this to alienate, I am posting it in an attempt to MODERATE. It applies to congress and local governments too. Putting people first (and I don’t mean corporate shareholders) isn’t such a bad thing either…
Looking for suggestions: Relaxing pop/rock numbers from the 1980s
Over the years, a lot of 1980s classics that I’ve been exposed to and enjoyed have been mocked and marred because of stenotypes of music form the 1980s in general as being too cheesy or being too slow/sleepy/boring. There are people I know who continue to dress down 1980s music and certain artists specifically because of the era and…
And they’re still good songs so shut up.
There are rich pop songs that are slower and perfect for night when trying to relax (if not sleep). I’ve got a playlist for it, but I know I’m lacking a lot of the music from that era that would fit:
- ”All out of Love” – Air Supply
- “Another Day in paradise” – Phil Collins
- “Don’t Dream It’s Over” – Crowded House
- “Drive” – The Cars
- “I’ve Been Waiting For A Girl Like You” — Foreigner
- “One More Night” – Phil Collins
- “Steppin’ Out” – Joe Jackson (which I wrote about recently)
- “Take My Breath Away” – Berlin
The whole reason I blog about this is because I’m looking for other 1980s songs like these – soft rock, pop, mid tempo. I’m aware of other options from some of these artists (Air Supply and Collins specifically) but I’m looking for other artists. Hearing different examples or suggestions wouldn’t be a bad thing.
And yeah, there are songs from other decades that fit the bill quite easily (“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel; “Tears In Heaven” (unplugged) by Eric Clapton), but right now the quest is to discover from 30 years ago, not rediscover from the 1990s and be introduced to numbers form the 00s/2010s.
Do you do cabinet work in the Tampa Bay area? I’m selling a domain name
I have a domain name for sale that was purchased for marketing sake for a web site I used to work on. The company has been gone for years and they never much took to the regional domain name. Heck, even the field – wood work and cabinetry – makes it feel like a regional domain name isn’t a necessity for marketing.
That being said, TampaBayCabinets.com is available for purchase through Sedo. The site it was purchased for had cabinetry and woodworking in mind catering to customers in the Tampa Bay metro area. While the price isn’t cheap, the regional branding for a company is a good marketing point (as long as the domain name is clearly listed on company branded material).