Media blog postings
|Earliest: March 11, 2016||Latest: September 17, 2017||Total: 15|
|June 12, 2016|
Best Summer Songs
This weekend I was busy putting together a playlist of the best songs of summer. The songs would be played as background music at a school field day.
The goal was to find songs that mean summer, not songs that we may remember because they were popular in a summer that we remember.
Here's the list that I came up with:
|Summertime||DJ Jazzy Jeff & THe Fresh PRince|
|In Summer||Josh Gad|
|Summer of 69||Bryan Adams|
|Kokomo||The Beach Boys|
|It's a Sunshine Day||The Brady Bunch|
|Soak up the Sun||Sheryl Crow|
|(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay||Otis Redding|
|Surfin USA||Beach Boys|
|Summer Rain||Johnny Rivers|
|Fun Fun Fun||The Beach Boys|
|Saturday in the Park||Chicago|
|Summertime Blues||Eddie Cochran|
|Under the Boardwalk||Drifters|
|Endless Summer Night||Richard Marx|
|Wouldn't it be Nice||The Beach Boys|
|Sun is Out||The Apples In Stereo|
|Summer in the City||Lovin' Spoonful|
|Dirty Water||The Standells|
|Summer Breeze||Seals & Croft|
|The Boys of Summer||Don Henley|
|May 29, 2016|
Pat Buchanan in 1996
An audio clip of the debate from the 1996 Republican Presidential Primary debate. I believe that is Pat Buchanan response to the question, "What is your vision for America."
Let me tell you where I stand
You know where I stand
I will fight to be the most Pro-Life President in the history of this country.
I will stop illegal Immigration cold.
There will be no more $50 billion bailouts.
We will end foreign aid
There will be no more American troops in Bosnia.
Downsize our Government.
Cut taxes on the American people
and we will restore the Constitutional Republic of the founding father's dream.
That is a conservative vision and a conservative agenda.
Senator Dole has no vision.
and when there is no vision, the people will perish.
The last line in the speech is a quote from Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
|April 17, 2016|
Golden Gate CoverageOn April 2nd, I blogged about the cranes going under the Bay Bridge. The coverage of the cranes going under the Golden Gate Bridge is a bit more exciting. This is because the Port Authority didn't close the Golden Gate as the cranes were going under it. May 1st, 2002 - The second of three shipments of massive cranes, at a maximum height of 227.7 feet above waterline, bound for the Port of Oakland from China, passes under the Golden Gate Bridge with an estimated clearance of about 12 feet. Here are a couple of quotes from the radio broadcast: "Traffic is very very slow now from the top of the Waldo Grade all the way down the hill..." - Michael Lynn, Jet Copter 810. "The lead ferry is passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge right now, I know it's very strange, I can see the traffic slowing down because I am sure, I cannot see the cranes right now, but the people in the cars can see it and it looks very close...." - Mary Ellen Geist "Looks like people are standing on top of the second crane, as the second crane is about to go under. Looks like if they take a leap, the could jump up and touch the bottom of the Golden Gate." - Michael Lynn,. Let's step back in time and listen to the KGO Golden Gate coverage on May 1st, 2002:
|April 2, 2016|
Bay Bridge Cranes Coverage on KGO
Big changes this week over at KGO. Here?s the announcement from March 31st:
Cumulus Media announced Thursday, many KGO Radio and KFOG employees were laid off due to restructuring purposes.
Legendary talk show host Ronn Owens signed off from KGO Radio for the last time, but his fans will be able to follow him to another station.
Owens has dominated Bay Area radio for 40 years and is now moving to Cumulus Media sister station, KSFO.
When I lived in California, I enjoyed listening to KGO as I was traveling around the Bay Area. My office had a good radio signal and I would bring in my CC Radio and listen to all the things that were going on while I was working.
On the morning of May 1, 2002, KGO broke out of their traditional radio schedule to cover tall cranes that were being transported to the Port of Oakland from China. At the time, there was some concern that the cranes might be too high to go under the bridge.
Let's step back in time and listen to the KGO Bay Bridge coverage:
|March 11, 2016|
MacHack was an event that challenge developers to come up with some cool application in a 48 hour period. The events were held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1986 through 2003.
In 1996, a song, titled "Macintoshman" was created to play during a video montage of the previous year. The video was distributed via various Macintosh CD collections.
Here's a brief transcript of the song:
First time I saw it, I said come here quick. No DOS commands, I just point and click It got some icons and doddle and things Then I said the faithful words?How do I program this thing? Now I am a Macintosh man... Now I am a Macintosh man
This is a 30 second clip of the song: