48,000 hits!

Some time this evening. Just twelve days ago it hit 47,000.

Thanks, pals.

* snif *

Sad to note the passing of Percy Sledge.

Image from The New York Times

Percy Sledge, “The King of Slow Soul,” passed away yesterday at the age of 73.

Sledge had a long and prolific career: but he never again recorded a song that holds a candle to his first, 1966‘s “When A Man Loves A Woman.” It was Atlantic Records’ first-ever gold record, reached #1 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and R&B charts, and was ranked as number 53 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

If you’re a man you will, at some time in your life, feel this song. You will know it. You will probably even sing it. The depths of passion and devotion, fear and uncertainty, hope and agony, wrapped up in two minutes and fifty-one seconds. Those who know, will know. Those who don’t know, never will.

When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else
He’d change the world for the good thing he’s found.
If she is bad he can’t see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down.

When a man loves a woman
He’ll spend his very last dime
Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs.
He’d give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain
If she said that’s the way it ought to be.

Well, this man loves a woman –
I gave you everything I had
Tryin’ to hold on to your heartless love –
Baby, please don’t treat me bad.

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery.
If she is playin’ him for a fool
He’s the last one to know.
Lovin’ eyes can never see.

When a man loves a woman
He can do her no wrong
He can never want some other girl.

Yes, when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
‘Cause baby, baby, you’re my world.

When a man loves a woman….

47,000 hits!

Sometime this morning. Just twenty days ago it hit 46,000.

Thanks, pals.

* snif *

So for those of you keeping score at home

A couple of mouth-breathers who own a pizza parlor in Indiana publicly refuse to ever cater a gay wedding…

Which they say they have never done, and admit they never expect to happen…

And are then “forced to close” because of “internet hostility”…

And now… nearly half a mil has been donated to support them.

Not a bad day’s pay.

Wonder what I can get paid NOT to do?

Not even Spalding has a racket THIS good.

In Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz’s speech announcing his candidacy for President..

U.S. Senator Cruz speaks to members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women in San Antonio, Texas

Image from salon.com

… he said that his father fought against Batista in Cuba.

That doesn’t pass the smell test. Most of the people who fled Cuba were the rich, who supported Batista.

If Cuban Canadian Cruz’s father was fighting against Batista, then he was fighting for Castro in the Communist revolution in Cuba.

Someone should point that out.



KBEK — The little radio station that could

Scott McKinney:

Reblogging this from Brett Larson’s awesome blog, Bogus Brook. Thanks Brett!

Originally posted on Bogus Brook:

On Sunday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., I’ll be playing an hour long live set on our “live and local” radio station, KBEK, out of Braham, Minnesota.

I’m happy and honored to do so, having been a fan of KBEK for many years.

We moved to Bogus Brook Township in Mille Lacs County in 1997, and shortly thereafter I discovered this little station with a big signal, stretching from St. Cloud to Hinckley, and from the Mille Lacs Reservation to the northern suburbs. The music was fun, “Songs from the Best Times of Your Life” — basically 50s through 80s Top 40.

A couple years later I was teaching Mass Communications at Cambridge Campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and I contacted the station to give my students a tour. The founders, John Godfrey and Colleen McKinney, were happy to do so. The “studio” was in a house in…

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