Sunday, October 31, 2010

Armand Hammer on creating your own luck

"...chance is not entirely a matter of chance. If you work hard and concentrate on your prolem and pay attention to any possilbe solution, you can make your own luck to a large extent." - Armand Hammer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Taylor Swift Speak Now to top Billboard charts
first week November 2010
Highest selling CD of decade

It has been a long time since any CD shipped a million units its first week. Hannah Montana Forever did worse than I thought. It didn't even chart in the top 10. As I said a month ago, Miley Cyrus, as yesterday as Hilary Duff. That was the same post I said Swift would be #1 out of the box, but I never imagined 1-million units. Hooray for Swift.

Seems like only a year ago I blasphemously wrote Swift was more popular than Miley Cyrus. It was a year ago!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I've Been Everywhere Man
Except Fairbanks, Alaska (Joe Walsh tribute)

Was doing research on the song "I've Been Everywhere (Man)." Have heard it since a youth. It started in Australia with Lucky Starr, I found out. Do a YouTube search.

Ironically, I've been to many of the places in the song. Call it a fortunate life. I've listed the places I've been in red.

First verse

Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo, Tocopilla, Barranquilla and Padilla.

Second verse

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa, Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devils Lake and Crater Lake.

Third verse

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika, Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica, Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina, Pasadena and Catalina.

Fourth verse

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, El Dorado, Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chattanooga, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City and Dodge City.