Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/10/2008 12:06:59
I surf around the web so much while I'm online, and I find so many great places to peruse.

And, I can't think of any other great place to put url's, etc.

So, here we go.

DO NOT WASTE MY TIME, with porn, sexual, sick...

If you have something informative, scientific, mechanical, musical, humorous, psychological, FILL ME IN!

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/10/2008 12:23:56
Leads found on Jan 10, 2008 Tinnitus details - an advertisement -- but has some good information, too: From Career builder -- some new careers -- pretty interesting:>1=10785 - maybe I should save this puppy somehow. Stooges audio WAV sounds -- pretty good! Soitenly! Yahoo Emoticons: well, at least I know where they are, now! Take a look at these clogging routines: More research needed on wild fiddler Kenny Baker Resources for Daddy, and the tub bathroom toilet: Dad's friend from Arrow Street -- Tex Logan: Good stretches to follow: McCoy Tyner and Bob Hutcherson -- great acoustic bass solo: Good fiddle tune link: WONDERFUL diag 404 -- file not found lingo: Get this for Jean, when I have cash: Fusion jazz -- e.g. Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty, Herbie Hancock RETURNS! Humor from M_rc's great violinny thread -- "how to keep conductor in line", etc.: Great Scottish links from my "Happy b'day Maggie post: Sheesh -- how much is too much??? :) Me. :)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By smileywoman
On 01/10/2008 13:58:12
Did you mean, "The Three Stooges?" If so, check out this site... Meanwhile, onn your link for [i]404 page errors[/i] I loved the Swedish (chef)
De peege nöt hoerk! Børk børk børk!
Of course, who doesn't like the Swedish Chef? :D OR the Pirates?
Pirate Haaarr, Lubber! I've sailed yon seas with toil and trial, and yet I cannot find ye file!
OKAY, I can just see it now if I used one of ^those for my PROFESSIONAL web sites... ha, ha!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/10/2008 21:30:27
^^ Thanks, Maria! That sight of a site (Yeah! :) ) has some really great Stooges sounds -- but, there were a few that I was looking for, that were completely precious -- e.g. the scene in Matri-Phony, between the Soldier trying to find the redhead, and Curly: Soldier: "What's behind those drapes?!" Curly: "The BACK of the drapes! Now, are you going to buy this...?" PRECIOUS! And, dangit, I can't find the correct "server" to get the wav. Argh! Going NUTS! Waitaminute! I'm already nuts! Going crazy? Nope, am there, too.... ahwell, you think of something... :) (uh oh!) ((Maria)) Give Mama mondo hugs for me. And some for you, too! Shadw.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/12/2008 20:55:42
a site with some info about Dad's ears and the surgery done on them>
"Benign bony tumors of the ear canal (exostoses and osteomas) may be caused by an overgrowth of bone. Repeated exposure to cold water may increase the risk of benign tumors of the ear canal. Tumors may grow large enough to block the ear canal, trap wax in the canal, and interfere with hearing."
from: This link -- very informative: "Osteomas" or "Exostoses; Tumor - ear; Cysts - ear; Ear cysts; Ear tumors" more research to be done in here: Medications: * Antithrombin * Edrophonium * Elavil continue here: research in here: For me; -- sinus infection:
"Treatment Many cases of sinusitis will subside without the need for antibiotics. Self-care techniques may speed along recovery. If your doctor suspects you have a bacterial infection, he or she may prescribe a course of antibiotics such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox), doxycycline (Doryx, Monodox) or the combination drug trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra). If the infection doesn't subside or if the sinusitis is recurrent, a different antibiotic may be warranted. Your doctor may also recommend other treatment methods, depending on the underlying cause of the sinusitis. These include: * Treating an underlying allergic condition that contributes to sinusitis * Using prescription decongestants, nasal corticosteroid spray or oral corticosteroid pills to relieve stuffiness * Taking over-the-counter decongestants or pain relievers * Spraying a saline solution in your nose several times a day"
"Prevention Take these steps to reduce your risk of sinusitis: * Reduce risk of upper respiratory infections. Minimize contact with people who have colds. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before your meals. Get a flu shot every year. * Avoid cigarette smoke and polluted air. Tobacco smoke and air contaminants can irritate and inflame your lungs and nasal passages. * Use a humidifier. If the air in your home is dry, such as it is if you have forced hot air heat, adding moisture to the air may help prevent sinusitis. Be sure the humidifier is clean and free of mold. * Limit alcohol use. Consumption of alcohol can cause sinus passages to swell."
"Self-care If you do get sinusitis, these self-help steps can help relieve symptoms: * Steam your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breath in the steam from a bowl of hot water. Keep the steam directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air. * Take decongestants. These over-the-counter medications may help reduce congestion. * Apply warm compresses. Place warm, damp towels around your nose, cheeks and eyes to ease facial pain. * Drink plenty of fluids. Dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage by consuming additional fluids. * Avoid alcohol. Consumption of alcohol can worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose." Follow these links! S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/13/2008 20:53:15
Try this for clogging practice -- bit of Songcatcher -- and a little more -- looks like 'Hounds influence. Also need to check out the "Hoover Uprights" HOover Uprights -- segue to B part -- fiddle went to B, guitar stayed in A, did NOT modulate! Hoovers aren't as happy as North Carolina Choc Drops. Check this site out: Flop Eared Mule -- with or without double stops? Appalachian String Band Music Festival -- at Clifftop: drool: Cool!: Mark Simos -- with a recommendation by Bruce Molsky: also: BUT no way to sample the CD's off of the App. STr Band festival site :( :C Steve Levitt's clogging book: And... it's getting cold in here.... Time to go. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/14/2008 21:46:31
Use these for exmaple sources:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/15/2008 23:04:56
mORE LINKS, more drinks, more sinks... right. research software driver (redundant?) that needs to come with Verizon Motorola hook up. Finally got the USB cable. Also Mountain t-shirt for Jean -- oops! My Bad! It's "Liquid Blue" oaky-dokey... ....ohhhh, WOW!!! And $$$$$ Stooge wav. files for Schmand. hee hee. double-check schtuff at NewtLib, e.g. Return to Forever/Chick Corea. For my knowledge -- Native Spirit back at Atrium Mall. Okay. yecccccch -- well, more later, methinks. I'm burning down. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/16/2008 23:30:15
ARgh! Choices, choices, choices! drool, drool, drool! And my neck is hurting like a mother... And, I can feel queasies coming on... what? One Misty, Moisty Morning:;ttHOWDYEDO.html more on moonstone jewelry: okay... that's enough. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/17/2008 23:28:21
Daddy's "osteomas" -- benign ear cysts, tumors, exostoses...

best site yet:

Site that scared me -- three months possible without good hearing:


Oh. Come On.!!

Brigham and women's on Tinnitus:,P00471
What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the sound of ringing, roaring, buzzing, or clicking that occurs inside the head. The sounds may come and go, be continuous, occur in one or both ears, and vary in pitch. Currently, more than 12 million people in the US suffer from some degree of tinnitus. Of these individuals, at least 1 million experience it so severely that it interferes with their daily activities, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders.
What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus may result from a variety of causes, including:


damage to the nerve endings in the inner ear

stiffening of bones in the middle ear

advancing age

exposure to loud noises


high or low blood pressure



thyroid problems

head or neck injury

reaction to certain medications

Treatment for tinnitus:

Specific treatment for tinnitus will be determined by your physician based on:


your age, overall health, and medical history

extent of the disease

your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies

expectations for the course of the disease

your opinion or preference

Currently, there is no known cure for tinnitus. However, experts suggest trying one of the following to find relief:


hearing aids - may benefit some people with tinnitus who have hearing loss. Using a hearing aid may help some people with tinnitus by making some sounds louder.

maskers - provide help for some individuals by making tinnitus less noticable. This small electronic device creates sound that may make the ringing or roaring seem softer.

medications - may ease tinnitus by addressing a problem related to the condition.

tinnitus retraining therapy - uses a combination of counseling and maskers. Otolaryngologists and audiologists can help a person learn how to deal with the tinnitus.

counseling - offers a person with tinnitus the opportunity to meet with a counselor or support group.

relaxing - provides relief for some people as stress may make tinnitus worse.

Click here to view the
Online Resources of Otolaryngology
Date Last Reviewed: 3/31/2007
Date Last Modified: 10/26/2007

American Tinnitus Assoc.

Ain't that enough?

Hmmmph! NEVER! :]


More for RTF:

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/18/2008 21:58:16
More mayhems into Madness: Flip-flopping on whether to go to Arisia. pros -- get to see people I haven't seen in years. cons: $60 to get in; parking problems; my mobility problems; sinus infection... yack!!!!! $$$$ -- India plus these: Holograms & Lasers International work 12440 Oxford Park Dr Houston, TX 77082 (281) 496-0606
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/22/2008 22:15:52
Sonia Sanchez -- keynote speaker for Martin Luther King, Jr. day at BU --

Go here:

Direct way, go HERE:

Ode to the Common People: A Celebration of Poetry and Music
Join the University community in the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work. Featured speakers include poet Sonia Sanchez. Musical performance by opera singer and CFA professor of music Simon Estes, bass-baritone.
Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm on Monday, Jan 21, 2008
GSU Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (2nd floor)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
More Info
Office of the Dean of Students

Article in BU Life: and slide show images.
Estes singing.
"Themes of peace, love, and resistance resounded throughout Metcalf Hall as Boston University faculty, staff, students, and alumni celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with words and music on Monday, January 21. A rousing call for peace from poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez and two performances by renowned bass-baritone Simon Estes, a professor of music at the College of Fine Arts, were the event’s highlights.

Spectators of all ages and races were brought to their feet frequently throughout the program, which also featured performances by the Inner Strength Gospel Choir..."


Sonia Sanchez: Peace:

Sonia Sanchez -- Peace and Tribute to Langston Hughes, on YouTube:

sonia Sanchez on -- VHS

Sonia Sanchez -- National Visionary:

Sonia Sanchez -- Full Moon of Sonia:

Emmylou Harris homepage:

more buckdancing videos from youtube:
With Evie... I spent my hours in circle formation...

***sigh*** maybe.... maybe.... I hope!

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/27/2008 00:14:09
Heard on Today's Folk Heritage -- 'GBH, from Rockport... in that cold, cold house -- temp of 50.... 3:05 Mark Simos -- "Don't Know Where I'm Going" Cliff Notes Vol. 1 -- good, solid lead fiddle... weird ending, but warm, and happy fiddling -- ole timey CLOGGY style!
3:05pm Mark Simos: Don't Know Where I'm Going, Cliff Notes Volume One (5 String Productions) 3:10pm Ad Vielle Poura: Suites De Gavottes Evit Leroux , Ad Ville Que Pourra (Green Linnet)
from ^^ this one the real wild, eclipsing boxes... accordians... wild! Shuffling around Simos on Amazon: Will I EVER, ever, EVER recover from mixing up the identities of Simos Mark and 'Hounds Mark? Argh!!! [q]" Review Each of Mark Simos' rich, new tunes on Clifftop Notes is an entry point to that special space that all musicians hope to enter when they play. The natural and totally comfortable take on Mark's tunes leaves you aware of the connection to old traditions, but also reaching to see what else is out there. It all makes perfect sense and you want to stay there for the whole ride. --[b]Bruce Molsky[/b] Product Description Tunesmith and fiddler Mark Simos has been contributing tunes to the old-time music repertoire for a number of years. This CD is the first volume of tunes composed by Mark at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival (Clifftop). Mark is joined on this CD by the other members of the Cliffhangers (Mark Simos, Brendan Doyle, Jody Platt, Rusty Neithammer, Karen Falkowski) as well as Maxine Gerber, Rich Hartness, Tolly Tollefson and Edwin Wilson. Volume 2 - Big Ears, was released in August 2007 by 5-String Productions. "[/q] big, nasty Baaaa hhhh rrt -- they don't have any. And dumb Amazon doesn't have doable sound samples... okay... NOW we're cookin' Really good ole timey clips! Joined Simos' Emailing list. Links at CDBaby: OHMyGod!!! LOVE it!! Ready to clog for days!!! ****** volume 1 Cliffhangers -- On the Edge: Eh.... a little different... but gettin' in there! Mark Simos google search: Milton Avery link for Mummum:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/30/2008 22:30:57
This one's an actual, real diary entry.

Whole bunch of stuff unleashed. Whole bunch of stuff blasting itself out of the niche where I'd kept it... magma surging upward... trying to aim for tears... NOT rage... NOT feeling victimish...

Mummum saw the local programming today on anti-bullying in the N.Schools. She saw the methods used, and how parents and students were all involved. And she came, and spoke about all these things with me... well, TO me, her speaking... going on, and on, and on... dominating.. what she usually does.

How it brought up a whole lot of pain, anger, rage, frustration, helplessness, WHY couldn't they do something about that THEN???? Tears, dammit, being treated as someone, someTHING subhuman... Why?! Because I'm PLUS-SIZED???? ASSSHOLES! IS THIS YOUR SOLE MISSION IN LIFE??

What possible pleasure could be derived from causing others pain? What kind of creature could live on this earth to even entertain creating and delivering such pain to others. Seems to me, if someone has such a "problem" let them be... let THEM work with it... who makes it the general public's business?

I'm even getting sneering, condescending looks from the physical therapy intern where I'm going. I don't need this piece of crap.

Fine, bitch, you want to succeed in life, NOT on my watch! That superior attitude? NO! You want to be professional? Then ACT professional.

All the years... All the years of pain, anguish, helplessness... crowds and mobs of people... ALWAYS in large groups, cowards, the mob-mentality...

And, when I lost control... and hit that girl... yes, people were telling me it was a great right-cross! But, to HURT her... How could I have let myself lose control like that. The one reason I can permit myself is that things had transcended the border from simply offensive, to ridiculous.. and I needed to protect myself.

God, take the pain away... Take the hurt and the anger, and the scars... scratched bloody... take them away.

It is one thing to admit one is related to gorillas.. it is another to act like one...

To feel all this hate, all this rage... which has been the norm... from nursery school, up to the present... to hope that I will be able to go into a job environment.. where hopefully this does NOT exist... Even though I found it just about everywhere I tried to work...

How that DORK OF AN IDIOT guidance counselor just said, "well, avoid her, don't go where she goes..." as if, that should just be it.

There are days when I can rule my depression, and there are days...

I guess this is a pretty bad one. All that stuff... coming up... BREATHE. At least they're doing something about it... I would have thought that when "Odd Girl Out" came out, both in book and movie form, more people would have done more.

Better late than never, yes. My parents, who hardly did everything, Mum, to say, "well.... you are overweight... "

Futility. Sometimes still feeling that I'm flying solo. M. HK -- "She's too fat to support herself..." Yeah, but if you'd taught me, I could have found a great cardiovascular way... the pain, the anguish... the misunderstood. So, I went to Scottish, and underwent the same kind of harassing.

WHEN if ever, will people see the person for whom they are inside??? If ever.

Pain. Tears of acidic salt down cheeks... ground. center. pull in the control. Cannot dance to alleviate extra pressure... cannot walk... agony.

Just get me through tomorrow.

"Education News Parents Can Use, Episode 46 (Informational), Length: 1:00
Reducing School Violence"

"Project INTERFACE, Episode 5 (Informational), Length: 0:54
Anti-Bullying Program for Parents"


I need to rejoice... there IS a future for us.


Good site and resource.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/31/2008 00:27:11
links to follow: ^^ Good site, but too Christian Oriented. also religious... but getting better. Hey! How about some good, solid advice that is more the "evolution" route -- something we can actually REACH with OURSELVES. right.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/31/2008 23:04:51
OH, wow!

Three Dog Night -- still has that magic!!!

Both at Chestnut Hill:

Three Dog Night -- live with Tennessee Symphony -- SO happy!


great links:
Has links of Three Dog Night playing with the TN symphony...

You can't get more of a positive sound than this!

Also, Appalachian clogging hits I've wanted to peruse from "Dance A While"
^^ Dr. Gallemore -- who wrote the article on Clogging;
National Dance Org

Hits for "Big Circle Mountain Dance Music:

Glenn's place:

***yawn*** yeah. Hint.

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/08/2008 10:45:27
"Fly around, my pretty, little Miss,
Fly around my baby...
Fly around, my pretty, Little Miss
Gonna drive me crazy...

I love you, feline-tuxedo girl!

Anne Whiting:

Really good board clogging with solid wood heels:

Cloggers at Fiddling/Cloggers contest:

Old time Clogging:

Fiddlekicks -- 'no Eric Square" -- from the Syncs:

Feet First Appalachian hoedown -- elements of Green Grass:

All That -- intro vid:

All That -- other vids:

Clogging Lessons -- Evie Ladin, etc.:

Wolfpack cloggers:

Good, ole timey clogging -- Uncle Earl, Dixie Chicks:

Good, ole-timey music: Flat Mountain Girls A)

Clifftop 2007 Old time Music - "Half-Past Four"

Clifftop 2005 fiddle jam

Clifftop 2005 jam

The Red Hots with Phil Levy -- Clifftop 2006

Truman Price -- St. Anne's Reel -- neat style!

Le Reel Robin:

responses for "buck dancing":

Appalachian clogging hits via YouTube:

Creative Dance/Improvisation:
Barbara Mettler -- at TCDC

Izzie Duncan -- plus:

Mary Wigman:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/08/2008 16:32:22
"Piano Trio in E flat major ("Nocturne") (Adagio only), D. 897 (Op. posth. 148) Composed by Franz Schubert "
***sigh, bliss*** and yeah, but with whom??? Beaux Arts? Has Rubi(nstein) done it? whom??? Add with complete trios -- well D'uh!! Stupid. Dumb. Rotten Amazon! NOT ENOUGH SOUND SAMPLES! And then, you try to listen to various recordings of the Schubert G Major -- and hate it when the professionals cut the dots, and don't do justice to the crescendo in the first movement! [big]Hummel: Piano Quintet?!?![/big]/Schubert: Notturno D.897/Mendelssohn: Sextet In D Also, WHO designates the tempo markings for these things?! S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/08/2008 17:41:13
Rubinstein playing La Companella: Showboat! Rubinstein and various clips of piano concerti: Perlman, etc. and Saint-Saens Rondo Capriccioso Sarasate's Ziegeunerwiesen and plenty of clowning -- WONDERFUL! Mozart string quartets: Schumann piano quintet: What, is YouTube allergic to the Mozart E Flat horn quintet and strings???? Beethoven String Quartets -- starting with opus 18, #6 -- Berg: Beethoven opus 131: Beethoven opus 59, #3 -- LAST MOVEMENT!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/09/2008 19:15:56
"Crap! Double Crap! Dragon Dung!"
-- Vlad in [u]Jhereg[/u] by Steven Brust:
When looking for a driver so that the Lexmark can "yack" with the new computer.


The consumerist: Geek Squad insider speaks out:
[q]"A common refrain we hear from the former and current Geek Squad employees we've been talking to is that Geek Squad used to be awesome. Robert Stephens built up an award-winning company with a reputation for being the best in the business. Then he sold it to Best Buy and they turned it to garbage.

One of these former Geek Squad employee shares his thoughts on their data recovery, outsourcing, upsell, and hiring of salesmen over techs policies, inside...
Geek Squad is a good company to work for. They have a nice ideology and cult-like attitude. However from my experiences working for GS, I have found that a majority of their Agents are rather ignorant about real tech work. Most of them only know how to run GeekSquad's MRI CD and Customizer. Hardly any of them even use ESD (electrostatic discharge) equipment. And don't believe the BS they tell you when they say "Our floor is specially treated for ESD". That would only matter if you are wearing heel straps, which they don't. Their prices are far overpriced. In some cased they charge double what their competitors charge. There are some very competent Agents, but most of them are from the pre-BBY buyout.

"Quality - We have an entire quality team whose responsibility is to ensure that our Agents have properly repaired the customers unit."
Was put into place after NUMEROUS complaints from Precincts and customers from the poor quality.


1. Data Recovery is not a big deal. They hook it up to any random desktop, run a recovery program (license costs about 1k a year), and click recover.

2. They outsource some of the repairs via a remote access application (AKA AJU or Agent Johnny Utah). These people are in countries that have no similar privacy laws that are in the US. So in other words, your computer with your saved bank passwords, government contacts, ETC; are being accessed by "Bob" in India, Pakistan, and various other countries around the world.

3. An Agent's RPT or Revenue Per Transaction is around $250.00. Which means if you are spending less than that, their goal is to get you to spend more.

4. Geek Squad hires people based on their Salesmen and Customer Service skills before they hire on their Technical Prowess. They would rather Train a salesman to be a tech than train a tech to be a salesman.

Based on what's been said here and previously, you might be better off taking your computer elsewhere for repairs. Unless you like the idea of a guy who used to work at Taco Bell fondling your laptop. Now we're sure there's some competent and even talented and enthusiastic folks doing repairs for Geek Squad, but there's enough of them that aren't to raise concerns for consumers. — BEN POPKEN
-- Friday, March 9, 2007.

How can we trust our repair people?

Geez -- where CAN we go for legit tech support -- where we won't get rooked, swanked, our personal stuff gone through????

Who can we trust with our computers here in the TWENTY-FIRST century?????


^^ Maybe use this as an "interface?" but, does it work with an x83?

International Headquarters and
United States Headquarters
Lexmark International, Inc.
740 New Circle Road NW
Lexington, KY 40550

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/09/2008 21:33:46
Orion Longsword -- in January -- wow!

Christmas Revels -- including Highland dancing:

Jack Langstaff -- yeah :)

Bulgarian? Revels at GBH -- and, do I see Patrick?

Revels' "Lord of the Dance" w/Shaeg, etc. and Jack:


Jay and Molly -- Ashokan

Hits for Green Grass Cloggers:

Eddleston Shuffle:

15 basics -- syncopated with chugs;
eddies -- on rock step, partner starts eddies on beat 8;

ggc at Shakori hills:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/10/2008 01:45:17
Worth going into in depth: Old time Herald: GGC =-- A "Mountain-Dance" troupe????? The apple chill cloggers: Another Apple chill: The Hoorahs -- doin' what they do best! Main deal of the Hoorah Cloggers: PedAntics: Tom Hinds google history: Oh, to go down and take class!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/10/2008 21:42:53
Star Trek Doomsday machine on YouTube:

Last scene in Doomsday Machine -- "gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard!"

Also clips show parts of Blooper reel.

Relic Hunter:


Star Trek clips -- onboard the "Goodship Enterprise"

clogging "shindig" on the green:

Steve Smith clogging -- looks like Swing:

Nic Gareiss -- hornpipe?

Nic Gareiss -- waltz clog:
NOT the rapper shuffle.

Good flatfooting -- Shove the Pig's Foot into the Fire:
Nic Gareiss?

Celtic Fiddle and Feet:

More Celtic Fiddle and Feet:

"superstar" looks like people are FEELING their clogging!

and, its' cue sheet:

Sports bloopers:

Hee hee -- Enterprise strafes a barn!

THE Star Trek TOS bloopers 1 of 2:

bloopers two of three:

Star Trek IV -- blooper reel -- YES

Odd Girl OUt:

Angelina Jolie -- Foxfire and Girl Interrupted:


Pretty darn wonderful -- Kentucky Klog Off:

Aubrey Atwater demonstrating clogging:

Therese Lynn -- actually pretty nice:

The Ira:

Yeah -- it's there!

Kerri's Clogging Klips:

Take this -- from NCHC -- and put some real chugs into it:

Blue Man Group:

Heidi English-clogs and jumps rope:

Not a bad set -- traditional clogging -- and you can SEE the up/down with the rock step:

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/12/2008 23:33:29
Hoover Uprights -- on Amazon -- "Known for their Reputation" -- and it certainly is solid! 4-part harmony on "Groundhog" -- weird verses -- little different.. can't even hear what the guitar is doing... Well, it's Groundhog -- kind of... Good Rendition of Sally Goodin though. Not a bad rendition -- S. Hinton: Groundhog plus some good fiddle tunes -- but plenty of scraping!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/13/2008 19:35:11
Sarah Connor Chronicles -- on Fox -- but what day?

Hits for Rogue Angel -- even a place on "Myspace"....???

Winki on Rogue Angel:

Dr. Z and Unicorn Variations:

Dragonheart on Winki:

for typing practice ...

You reached 349 points, so you achieved position 39682 of 544041 on the ranking list

You type 440 characters per minute
You have 83 correct words and
you have 0 wrong words"

Not bad...

Via Tapazoid -- like Photoshop, but not as expensive.... :)

some good tech features:

YT copying:
Go to:

Leave everything as it is (default) and click start. After it's done converting, it'll ask you if you want to save the file somewhere. Click YES and choose where you want it saved. Save the file and then you're done.

I have saved several clips to my PC by clicking on the "File" tab while viewing the clip. Then I click on "Save As" and it automatically gets saved into "My Recordings" folder. If you can do that, then just bring your laptop in for them to view.

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By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/14/2008 20:20:22
the DIA, plus more: google search on DIA: good information, that! ^^ Impartial Medical Unit and Impartial PHys's: Impartial phys's: Injured worker's page -- from DIA: Vocational Rehab.? Good DIA site for information: Worker's comp system: Okay for now. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/17/2008 18:00:37
Shadow's SECOND attempt to get all those good clips that I found last night:

Brahms Piano Quintet:

schumann piano quintet:

Beethoven opus 135 -- Amadeus quartet

Beethoven "serioso" -- Guarneri string quaret:

Schubert String quintet in C -- opus 126 -- two cello:

Beethoven piano concerti -- Rubinstein... plus others...

Mozart piano quartet k. 493 -- first movement:

Anne sophie Mutter -- Big B -- Spring Sonata, Thais, Ziguenerweisen:

Schindler's List:


Ziguenerweisen -- and they'll ALL play it!:

Michael Rabin and....:
1. Hora Staccato -- w/full orchestra:

These, two, wow!

Concussions -- I had... three? one, down basement stairs onto cement slab... lost consciousness for n minutes... couldn't keep things down.. I was.. 3? 4?
2nd one -- fell down in back yard... couldn't see...

concussions in general:


Paul Butterfield:

Aerosmith & Boston Pops -- July 4, 2006:

Sweeeeeeeeet Emotion:

Aerosmith Blues:

Steven Tyler -- et al:

Tyler does National Anthem:

Led Zep does Blues:

Joy to the World:


Hendrix and Butterfield do "Little Wing" jam:

Butterfield, plus:

Knight Rider blooper reels:

V: YouTube clips:

Emergency blooper reels:

Ump shows up mascot -- amaz-tonishing!!

Macedonian dances:

Greek Syrtos:

Gliders and gliding:

more gliding:

Soaring at Harris Hill:

Wave Soaring:

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/17/2008 23:19:37
Still achey, the muscle relaxants really help..

Found this on YouTube:




Looking for the Clogging part in Olympics -- Atlanta, or Salt Lake City Utah 2002?

Salt Lake City -- Native American welcome:
another clip -- with better resolution, of same:

Is THIS it, with the clogging in the Opening Ceremonies???

Here?! Dancing, American West Suite, part two?
^^ Yup!! That's it!

Dixie Chicks at 2002 Olympics -- right after American West Suite(s)

Scott Hamilton:

Scott Hamilton/Stars on Ice:

Mr. Frick on ice:

Clogging circle games:

Clogging to Hangman's Reel:Tamara Loewenthal

Green Grass Cloggers going at it:

More Green Grass:

Just listen a little bit... the steps will come...

appalachian jam -- pretty good!

Big John McNeil:

Boston Kiltics -- INVESTIGATE!

Boston Kiltics -- two


Don Messer dancing it up!

Cape Breton Step Dancing:

THIS is what I need! Basic cape Breton Step:

THIS is the Leahy I was looking for!

Hunh? But still pretty good!

google search for "Boston Kiltics"

Aubrey Atwater:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/18/2008 18:47:00
Sarah Connor Chronicles:

If we REALLY get stupid:

Skynet and its' minions:

The Omega Man -- "I Am Legend"'s earlier incarnation:

Diagnostic in Google: Display driver has failed:
Screen went completely black...

Aubrey Atwater:

More on the above vids:

Aubrey Atwater: vid one:

A. Atwater, 2:

A. Atwater, 3:

A. ATwater -- 4, wagonwheels on BOTH sides???

A. Atwater -- 5, Charlie Burns Gallop:

A. Atwater -- 6, "wring the chicken's neck"

A. Atwater -- 7, "snake in the grass:

A. Atwater -- 8, "shuffle up"

A. Atwater -- 9 -- progression into the TN Walking Step:

A. Atwater 10 -- building into the syncopated... Ira Style:

A. Atwater -- 11 -- COOOL!!!


Clogging relay? Looks more like a set dance on a track:

One of those "do a thousand times: Lucy Brush:

"White Shoe" Samantha:

"Walk the Dog" -- it's in "Jose Cuervo:

Weird "shave and a haircut"

Only Wanna:


high horse:

all of the "clogging basics:
Thanks, Kelli:

Hmmm :)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/18/2008 21:17:04
Have been trying to deal with this all day long. appraiser came to look at a piece of our furniture... Appraiser had had a spinal fusion... to correct arthritis. She, too, had had a bone graft. But, it wasn't an injury, like mine. She was back working in six weeks. She DID spend six days in the hospital... but she was, and is, working again. And, I'm still in the halfway point??? Depression reigns -- for a time. Also, the measuring gaze of a woman who looks at me, "Oh, are you REALLY a dancer?" Deep breath, and walk away. Deep breath, and enjoy the fresh air. Time to let things go. Get ready for second appointment from Ms. Thing at the DIA. It just hurts -- she's on her feet doing things. I do physical therapy... and my back hurts like hell... Will I EVER be pain free??? S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/18/2008 23:17:20
demo of spectre challenger by velocity for windows

Good links in here for steps I'm rusty on:

Kinda nice -- "clogover switch vine

"Rooster [heel]Run:

"Tap Back"-- like our Calypso -- but without the chugs.

Karate Rock:


Pulley Slide -- 's got some chugs in it!

[Ankle]Breaks over heel dig basic:

Apart [and return] basic


Samantha into a Turkey:

Orion Longsword -- doing what they do best!

Orion Longsword -- with Appalachian steps:

Some Good, decent, wild trad'l clogging:

And then, there's Longsword Practice:



Broadsword for stage and screen:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/19/2008 13:18:28
Search for Mum re: Lori McKenna: Lori McKenna webpage: Lori McKenna on Youtube: Lori McKenna on Amazon: Lori McKenna on WBUR:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/20/2008 13:36:36
Three Stooges clips on YouTube:


Curly's Sweater:

Three Stooges Montage:

Three Stooges tribute:

The Wrong Brothers music video:

(yes, this title is correct!) Boobs in Arms:
part one:
part two:
part three:

this clip -- in brief:

the Curly Shuffle videos:

YES! Men in Black

Three Little Beers:

Modern take on Niagara Falls -- on the Mike Douglas:

"Niagara Falls!" from the actual clip:

A whole bunch of great clips:

I yankum dentist:

woo woo woo woo woo woo woow!
tv appearance

Gem of a Jam:

Pardon my Scotch:

Goof on the Roof -- part one of ?

Three Little Pigskins:

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/20/2008 21:18:07
Useful Three Dog Night clips: Shambala: 1. Three Dog Night -- in concert -- Shambala: Also Live: Three Dog Night -- Joy to the World: Three Dog Night -- Joy -- World -- Woodstock? Three dog -- from the millenium collection: Three Dog Night -- "Never Been to Spain" Buffy Vampire Slayer -- "Never Been to Spain: Three Dog Night LIVE -- pretty LOUD! Three Dog Night: Mama told Me mama told Me -- Live -- sound kinda blurred: three dog Night -- Mama told me -- LIVE **** Sara Connor: clips from Terminator two: The making of T-2:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/21/2008 11:04:37
Tony style Zep:

Trampled Underfoot:

Immigrant Song -- closeup of Page's guitar:

Nobody's Fault but Mine:

Hot Dog!
More to come.

This one!
The one that’s desired:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/22/2008 01:30:54
Too late to recover all the data I lost. Ah well. 1. need lyrics to Three Dog Night tunes. 2. Looking for lyrics found some interesting sites that had clips and vids. 3. "maelstrom" 2nd book in the "Changelings" series focusing on Sean and Yana's kids. What's up with Anne: She and only her:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/23/2008 15:40:41
Yo, Idiot: Trying to find a good recording of Mozart quintet for horn and strings in E flat: From Microsoft -- windows sidebar power settings: Display driver igfx has stopped responding... when I'm on IE -- not even TOUCHING any Warcraft crap... Okay... time to start searching... S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/23/2008 19:30:28
This one? Yes, yes? Maybe? 15. Crow Creek (The Critton Hollow String Band) Critton Hollow String Band -- "Cowboys & Indians"??? Great! The Chicken Chokers are Back! directions to Amazing Things: Which "Young Fogies" do I have? cultural arts out in Framingham... Neat! disc for the Hoover Uprights:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/24/2008 12:55:00
Rick Wakeman -- sorry I can't see HOW this could have inspired Chick Corea! Wakeman is more of a pre-Enya... more of a Andrew Lloyd Webber take-off freak. So, in lieu of the album called "A Suite of Gods" from the Framingham library -- 3-1213-00532-5370 -- (New age collection), sounds like Bach -- but has a baritone dominant through out. I ain't impressed. Goes NOWHERE NEAR Return to Forever's "The Jester and the Tyrant." Three stooges clips off of YouTube: A pretty good Curly imitation: On the Mike Douglas show: "Give me that Pie!" "You got it!" Give me that Pie! Okay, you got it! Move and Groove! The Stooges got the Mambo! Mambo, baby! No rest for the weary... and time to pull my hair out... S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/24/2008 22:03:17
Hmmm -- some fields of music that it would be prudent to research: I just have one thing to add: [b]Ethnomusicologist.[/b] From what I understand, it is researching music and it's significance in different cultures. You can do anything from traditional songs and instruments to pop culture music. One of my professors suggested I get into this field, but I don't think I could handle all the research! I believe you can do a Masters degree in this.[/q] Jobs in music vary with where you are and what's wanted... In general there's -Of course performance. It's ruff & you need connections -There's education, like you're thinking, lots of jobs...some you might like alot you might not. know SOMEONE has to make and sell all those goodies people need -Composing-just as tuff as performance, maybe more so -Artist Managers...someone has to be the person who gets people the artist concerts they want. -Instrument repair, especially for wind instruments, big deman; string instruments are a finicky thing of course -Stage staffing/production...all that fun behaind the scenes work for folks who wouldn't be famous without the anonymous deckhands (I did this all though HS and my undergrad, professionally) . . . . The list goes on, positions are really dependet not only on you, but also the economics of the area, the people, the size...etc. Also-just because you get a degree in something does NOT mean you have to spend the rest of your days doing it; or for that matter that you have to go into that field at all. My sister got her degree in interior design. She worked for a long time at a mutual fund/ stock she teaches/works at her kids' elementary school last I heard. Always keepyour options open-you never know where you might take the future or vice versa.[/q]
Add to the list: DJ Record company employee/executive Music Retail (either instrumental/sheet music sales or recorded music sales) Music Librarian Music Historian This book might interest you:,M1 Helen
Wow! Need some thinking. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/25/2008 17:06:57 "Big butt thread" -- and good picture of me with the ped screws: hopefully they hain't bent more. Hereby noted by the "Gin of Rheumy." Just figured I'd want to keep track of where I um, "leave" things. Don't wanna get too many [pedicle] screws loose... S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/25/2008 23:09:05
Let's try this again, shall we? 31 things your doctor won't tell you: Well, maybe you have a spectacular doctor who has all the time in the world to tell you how to care for your back. But just in case, we thought we’d compile a list of the most helpful tips that we’ve heard over the years – from doctors, physical therapists, nurses, and back pain patients. Some of these may seem contradictory – like using heat and ice – but the truth is that managing back pain is often a process of trial and error and most people have to try several options to see what works best for them. Back Pain Remedies Numb it. After activity-related discomfort, ice acts as a local anesthetic by numbing the tissue, and reduces inflammation, which usually is a factor in low back pain. Make your own ice pack by freezing dishsoap in a plastic bag, or freeze water in a paper cup and get an ice massage. Warm it up. Heat helps blood circulate in the affected area of the low back, and blood brings healing nutrients. Some prefer moist heat - a hot bath or other form of moist heat. Keep it warm. Some people feel more pain relief with continuous, low level heat, which is available with commercial heat wraps (e.g. ThermaCare, and ACE). Combine acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These have different mechanisms of action, and when combined, are more effective than either one alone. I like to stagger the doses (take ibuprofen, then 2 – 3 hours later acetaminophen). Take the max dose. If you’re taking over the counter medications like Tylenol or ibuprofen, take the maximum dose to keep a therapeutic level of the medication in your bloodstream. Use your brain. Employ powerful relaxation and distraction techniques in order to make your brain ignore at least some of the pain signals it receives and help you feel more in control of your situation. Get a massage. Nothing helps like a good back massage to loosen up the muscles and get the blood flowing. General Health Get continuous sleep. Lack of deep, restorative sleep makes the pain worse, and pain makes it hard to sleep. If you need it, get professional help for sleep aids. Treat your emotions. Depression and chronic back pain go hand in hand and each makes the other worse. Get professional help for the depression too. Stop smoking. It causes back pain. Avoid alcohol. It is a depressant and interrupts sleep cycles. Avoid being tall. Tall people are at higher risk for developing back pain, so take extra care of your back if you are tall. Check your gene pool. A lot of back pain runs in families, so if back pain runs in your family take extra care of your back. Connect with others. Pain is lonely. Most people feel better when they can connect and share with others who are experiencing similar challenges. Exercise Stretch your hammies. Tight hamstring muscles put stress on the lower back. Stretch them every morning and evening. Stay active. Don’t rest for more than a day or two when back pain is at its worst. Prolonged inactivity makes the pain worse. Walk as much as possible. Carry a pedometer to know you’re walking 10,000 steps a day. A treadmill has less impact on the spine than walking on a sidewalk Try an elliptical trainer. The tracks never touch the ground, so there is almost no impact on the spine. Biking is good too. For people who feel better leaning forward, try an upright exercise bike. For those who feel better reclining, try a recumbent bike (with a lumbar back support) Water therapy is gentle. The water provides buoyancy and mild resistance, but no impact or stress on the back. Strengthen your core. Abdominal and back muscles need to be specifically targeted with strengthening exercise in order to support the spine. Try a strengthening program. McKenzie therapy, Dynamic lumbar stabilization exercises, and most forms of exercise ball programs, tai chi, pilates, and yoga all focus on strengthening the core trunk muscles. Posture and ergonomics Look at your chair. If you’re reading this, chances are you spend a reasonable amount of time at your computer. Make sure the back of the chair supports the inward curve of your lower back, your chest is open, arms on armrests, upper back is straight and your feet are flat on the floor. Use a lumbar support (or rolled towel) for your office chair and car. Don’t slouch. Ever. It stresses the back. Replace your office chair with an exercise ball. Sitting on the ball introduces an element of instability, and over time the muscles used to balance on the ball become stronger. Pivot with your feet. Don’t twist while lifting. Instead, pivet with your feet to keep your low back from twisting. Use pillows. Support your spine while sleeping by using pillows to reduce stress. One very supportive position is to lie on your side in the fetal position with a pillow between your knees. Avoid standing. At least for long periods of time. If you have to, make sure one leg is resting on a step or something a few inches off the ground, and switch feet every few minutes. Push. If you have to move a heavy object, always push – don’t pull. Get household help. Have someone else vacuum, load and unload the dishwasher, lift grocery bags and other household chores that require bending and place stress the low back. You can chip in with the chores that don’t stress your back. I’m sure we missed some – anyone care to add to this list? Thanks!Obligatory disclaimer: always consult with a physician for your back and any health conditions. Posted by: Stephanie More reading: Lower Back Pain Health Hub I don't know if you are taking any pain meds. If you are in pain till you cannot walk, you need to show that distress to your doctor. I have friends in the field and they once advise me to skip my med, and let the pain be there for them to see you live. In the waiting room, stand instead of sit. That will make the pain more intense. Otherwise, they won't do anything. That said, for me, I am taking Norco 10/325 and Lyrica now. Walking more helps. I followed my doctor's instruction on the striaght spine walk. At first, it ached a lot but now it becomes bearable. Pain is not fun but you also don't want to eliminate all pain to the extend of no pain at all. The little pain will remind you to take things easy. I could easily take an Oxy and forget what day is today. But I refused to. If I can get off hyrocodon, I will too but I can't. I still feel pain even after taking these drugs. Mostly I use my IPod to blast my ears, so that i can sound out the pain. ******Here's something I was shown how to do for the worst pain days. Stand with your arms braced against the kitchen counter and your feet shoulder lengh apart. Then just suck your belly in and out, in and out. Holding for five seconds every time it is sucked in. You are still working your abs that way. Best thing is you can also do this in the car if you drive, while sitting on the couch, while sitting at the computer, etc. Ab workout without any impact anywhere. Good luck to you! Spine rehabilitation is very tricky, and every case requires a program tailored specifically to the patient's injury/surgery/sensitivities. Doing an exercise before you're ready can HURT you. Seek the guidance of a good physical therapist who specializes in spine rehab. One highly successful rehab program is called the Watkins Protocol. It might be a good idea to find someone trained for that. THere are other good programs, too, but the Watkins stuff is what I'm familiar with. A proper PT program will gradually build you back up to where you can perform other activities. After prolonged innactivity, your muscles are probably pretty weak. Get through trunk stabilization first, then, if your therapist and spine doc concurs, start a more conventional core strengthening program (Pilates, yoga, etc.). Once you're at that point, you might be able to start branching out into other activities. After my last surgery (microdiscectomy in 2003) it took me almost 9 months to achieve adequate stability that I could start biking. Even then, I had flare-ups that ended with me getting facet/epidural injections and another round of PT. After that, I had about two good years where I was able to ski (XC, alpine, randonee) and bike regularly. Even though my injury was to the lumbar spine, more than half of my exercises were focussed on the upper/middle spine to address muscle imbalance due to prolonged compensation. Just remember that, with weak back/abdominal muscles, you are very vulnerable to spine injury. Take it slow, and you won't have setbacks. I was very active prior to my op and then all this stopped, I have a positive attitude to exercise and have increased my coping ability. The pain is not any less and the presumption that it is easy is misplaced. Some of the patients at the pain management hospital refused to do any activity at all and they were not being advised to do this to increase the pain element only make the core stability more effective. Try five minutes each day and then increase this over time, you will have days when this is not possible at all and you will have to accept these limitations. I now have associated problems induced through the lack of mobility and dedicated to becoming more fit and functioning better as a consequence. I ride a bike, no weight bearing, good for the heart, and have now lost some 30lbs, this has taken some considerable time. You have had your condition for some considerable time which means you are a fighter, every day, not for saying no. You are now a different person than you were before and you need to take this into consideration, you talk fondly of the person you were before, and this I do understand. Make a plan, use the strength and determination you have used from 1998, you can do it, you make the rules and don�t let the pain win. As with any surgery, spinal fusion carries risks, including pain at the donor site for the bone, infection and nerve injury. The aftermath of surgery Expect to be in the hospital for several days after surgery. You'll also likely experience considerable pain and discomfort after surgery, but your doctor will control pain with oral and intravenous medications. It takes from several weeks to several months to heal from this surgery, depending on your age, condition and what level of activity you plan to return to. The type of healing that needs to occur after spinal fusion is comparable to recovery from a broken bone. The earliest that X-rays might reveal bone healing after spinal fusion is about six weeks. Spinal fusion removes some spinal flexibility. This can be beneficial if movement and instability between spinal segments is what causes your pain. However, the fused spine needs to be kept in proper alignment. You'll be taught how to move, sit, stand and walk in a manner that keeps your spine properly aligned. You may be able to start a physical rehabilitation program as early as about four weeks after spinal fusion surgery. Set realistic expectations Beyond the immediate potential risks of spinal fusion surgery, the areas of your spine adjacent to the fusion will bear more stress. This makes those areas more likely to experience future wear and tear. Also, like any treatment for back pain, don't expect spinal fusion to eliminate your pain — just to improve it. For example, if your level of pain on a scale of 0 to 10 was a 7 before surgery, your doctor might regard a reduction to a pain level of 3 or 4 to be a successful result. More study is needed regarding the long-term efficacy of spinal fusion to treat discogenic pain. A study published in the May 2005 issue of the British Medical Journal concluded that people who are candidates for spinal fusion may obtain benefits similar to those of surgery from an intensive rehabilitation program. A 2004 opinion article in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that "the emphasis of research efforts should shift from examining how to perform fusion to examining who should undergo fusion. The indications for this invasive and expensive procedure remain unclear despite its rapidly expanding use." At the time you and your doctor discuss whether you're a good candidate for spinal fusion, he or she may mention a newer option — disk replacement therapy. The Food and Drug Administration approved this therapy in late 2004. However, it's still too early to know the long-term outcome of disk replacement therapy. See the "Emerging therapies" section of this guide for more information regarding disk replacement therapy. Rehab following lumbar fusion: How chronic pain leads to depression: Blog re exercises post back surgery:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/28/2008 17:36:22
Friggin' back still hurts like a Mother.... Dear Lord, pull that old-fashioned metallic ice-cube try out of my lower lumbar.. I got ENOUGH challenges... Do I need an x-ray or catscan to see what's up, after the "install the printer" accident -- that happened this past Sunday? some "Aliens" vids -- so I can sink my teeth into something: Ready to drop? Drop me down, and shake me up! Wake me up! Why didn't they have Lou Gossett doing this role? Even though this guy is pretty amazing... And, it happened at minute 15 -- with two windows open, hotmail, Youtube... "Display driver..." argh! Wake up, you guys! Let's Rock!! Aliens and Spaceship troopers:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 02/29/2008 19:31:56
Note to self -- had two windows open on IE -- and Cremona Violin Museum...

Browser crashed and received "display driver" within ten-twelve minutes after going online.

Cremona Violinmakers consortium:

Really bad pain near site where I tried to stop Dad's fall across me from this past Sunday... when he was in a hurry with his meter to check out the failed outlet on the left surge protector.

Took, one full hydrocodone tablet and 1/2 Skelaxin. Yack!

NOT cool!

Other hits for Cremona violin museum!


research these entries:

Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain

Lower back pain in a common ailment among many people as a result of many different types of injuries. Some main causes of lower back pain can include muscular strain or spasm, sprain of ligaments into the lower back, a vertebral disc problem, or vertebrae moving too much or too little. The pain can come on suddenly or gradually, with or without lower leg numbness and tingling. If you are experiencing lower leg numbness or tingling, be sure to contact your Doctor because a more serious injury could be occurring. Physical therapy can be very helpful to relieve lower back pain. Therapy focuses on decreasing tension in tight back muscles and strengthening around the injured area. Strengthening around the injured area will make the back stronger and less likely to become re-injured. At our office in Weymouth, Kingston and Franklin, the warm water pool therapy is a very effective method for strengthening the lower back for many patients.

Lumbopelvic/Sacroiliac Instability
Lumbopelvic instability and sacroiliac instability are general terms to describe weakness of the muscles and/or ligaments that surround and help support the low back and pelvis. Commonly, the muscles that are in this area are referred to your “core” muscles. Weakness to your “core” as well as instability of the ligaments can lead to frequent strains/sprains of the low back, chronic pain, and difficulty performing activities around the house and at work that involve lifting, bending, and twisting. The therapists at Bay State can determine appropriate exercises that you can do at home or the gym to help strengthen and stabilize this important area.

Post-Op Orthopedic Cases
Surgery is sometimes necessary to repair or remove damaged tissue resulting from certain injuries or conditions. After surgery, physical therapy is important to regain mobility and strength so that you can return to normal activity or sport. You may even need to see a physical therapist before the operation to improve flexibility and strength to allow a quicker recovery. From arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs in the shoulder to total joint replacements, Bay State Physical Therapy will guide you through the correct progression after your surgery so that you heal properly and return to activity as soon as possible.

Research -- swimming... in moderate chlorinated pool areas. Ocean might be kind of cold this time of year...

McKenzie exercises for back.

Research these:
PNF, Mulligan, and McKenzie approaches
maybe t'would be useful??

Shadow gonne be hangin' out here a little, get some feedback on some PT, back pain, and various ideas... looks like a great site!

for future reference, the "Hail Mary" pass:
CP, "Throw the ball up, and hope somebody catches it!"
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/01/2008 18:06:35
"Poi" -- in respect to Glitter, Lirit, etc.: Fire Twirling -- Staff -- per Glitter: Per Glitter -- frestyle fire poi: Also, per glitter, firefans: home of Poi and Fire Twirl:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/02/2008 00:17:04
Updating the "Med tea lingo":

Herbal Remedies, main page:

1. Chamomile (tea):

Chamomile is, indeed, an excellent choice for stomachaches.
Uses of Chamomile

The genus Matricaria is derived from the Latin matrix, meaning "womb," most likely because chamomile is widely used to treat such gynecologic complaints as menstrual cramps and sleep disorders related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Chamomile has been found to contain fairly strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory constituents and is particularly effective in treating stomach and intestinal cramps.

Chamomile, or more specifically, typically the tops gathered in the early stages of flowering, reduces cramping and spastic pain in the bowels and also relieves excessive gas and bloating in the intestines. It is often used to relieve irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and gastroenteritis (what we usually call stomach flu). Chamomile is also an excellent calming agent, well suited for irritable babies and restless children. Moreover, most children tolerate its taste.

Chamomile also can help a child fall asleep. Chamomile is calming to adults as well, but don't hesitate to sip it throughout the day -- its relaxing effects do not interfere with activities such as driving a car or completing difficult tasks, as is the case with prescription sedatives. Chamomile is an ideal choice for those with ulcers or other stomach problems aggravated by anxiety. Muscle pain that results from stress and worry is another indication for chamomile. Twitching and tics in muscles may respond to chamomile tea or other chamomile medications.

Chamomile is valued as an antimicrobial agent. A German study found that the herb inactivates bacterial toxins. Small quantities of chamomile oil inhibit staphylococcal and streptococcal strains of bacteria. You can drink chamomile tea combined with other antimicrobials, such as thyme, echinacea, and goldenseal, for internal infections. You can use chamomile topically, too, to treat infections and inflammations."

from -- with a LOT more information:

"Uses for Ginger

Ginger root is effective in reducing nausea and also may be useful in reducing the pain, stiffness, and immobility of arthritis. Dosages of approximately 3 or 4 grams of ginger powder daily appear most effective for long-standing arthritis. But powder may not be the only effective form of ginger root: One study demonstrated a response from the ingestion of lightly cooked ginger.

Ginger has also has a long history of use as an antinausea herb recommended for morning sickness, motion sickness, and nausea that accompanies gastroenteritis (more commonly called stomach flu). As a stomach-calming agent, ginger also reduces gas, bloating, and indigestion, and aids in the body's use and absorption of other nutrients and medicines. It is also a valuable deterrent to intestinal worms, particularly roundworms.

Ginger may even improve some cases of constant severe dizziness and vertigo. It may also be useful for some migraine headaches. Ginger also prevents platelets from clumping together in the bloodstream. This serves to thin the blood and reduce your risk of atherosclerosis and blood clots.

A warming herb, ginger can promote perspiration when ingested in large amounts. It stimulates circulation, particularly in the abdominal and pelvic regions, and occasionally can promote menstrual flow. If you are often cold, you can use warm ginger to help raise your body temperature. When used topically, ginger stimulates circulation in the skin, and the volatile oils travel into underlying tissues.

Try ginger root poultices on the chest for lung congestion or on the abdomen for gas and nausea. Powdered ginger and essential oils are the strongest form of ginger for topical use."

Plus additional:

Black Cohosh:

"Native Americans used it to treat a wide range of ailments but most notably in herbal remedies for gynecologic conditions.

If you ache -- whether from menstrual cramps, an injury, or a condition such as arthritis -- black cohosh may be the herb you need. Black cohosh acts as an antispasmodic to muscles, nerves, and blood vessels and as a muscle anti-inflammatory. It contains the anti-inflammatory salicylic acid (the base for the active ingredient in aspirin), among several other constituents such as triterpene glycosides (for example, acetin and 27 deoxyactein), isoflavones (for example, formononetin), aromatic acids, tannins, resins, fatty acids, starches, and sugars, and has been used for an assortment of muscular, pelvic, and rheumatic pains.

Black cohosh seems particularly effective for uterine cramps and muscle pain caused by nervous tension, as well as pains accompanied by stiffness, soreness, and tight sensations or contractions. Native Americans used it for female and muscular conditions as well as fatigue, sore throat, arthritis, and rattlesnake bites. Early American physicians used black cohosh for female reproductive problems, including menstrual cramps and bleeding irregularities, as well as uterine and ovarian pain.

Black cohosh is used as an emmenagogue, an agent that promotes menstrual or uterine bleeding. Herbalists consider it a sedative emmenagogue, meaning it promotes menses when uterine tension, cramps, and congestion hinder flow. Black cohosh relaxes the uterus, especially when tension is caused by anxiety. Black cohosh is believed to act on the uterus by improving muscle tone, so it is useful for preventing miscarriage and premature labor. The herb also is recommended for women who have had difficult labors; in those cases it is administered in small doses in the last trimester of pregnancy to prepare the uterus for delivery. It decreases labor pain while at the same time promoting more efficient contractions. Black cohosh also can be helpful when contractions during labor are weak, or for severe after pains following labor.

The herb is thought to have an estrogenic effect because its constituents bind to estrogen receptors in the body. The binding of a plant constituent to an estrogen receptor can increase estrogen activity in the affected tissues. Women who take water extracts of black cohosh have not demonstrated the side effects usually associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), leading researchers to believe that this herb could be a safe alternative to traditional HRT. Black cohosh can improve many symptoms of menopause, including uterine problems, such as poor uterine tone, menstrual cramps, and postmenopausal vaginal dryness.

One recent study evaluated the effects of black cohosh and a placebo in 110 menopausal women. The women were given 8 milligrams of black cohosh or the placebo every day for eight weeks, and then blood levels of the hormones FSH and LH were checked. The results showed that black cohosh decreased the levels of LH -- an effect that could particularly benefit postmenopausal women. Several German clinical trials support the usefulness of black cohosh for relieving hot flashes in menopausal women. Other symptoms of menopause also improved after the women took black cohosh; they experienced decreased night sweats, improved sleep, and less nervous tension during the day.

Black cohosh is also a mild stomach tonic credited with alterative action. (An alterative is an agent capable of improving the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of wastes by the digestive tract.) Its sweet and bitter flavors stimulate digestion. Black cohosh has been shown to dilate peripheral blood vessels and sometimes improve elevated blood pressure. Early physicians also used black cohosh for serious infectious diseases, including whooping cough, scarlet fever, and smallpox."

uses for witchhazel:

Getting more into the teas, as the previous site said nothing about (pepper)mint tea.

Chamomile tea --

"Chamomile was used thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, where it was honored for its great curative properties. It was first used in Europe about 1600, to help with insomnia, back pain, rheumatism, neuralgia and nervousness.

Years ago, in both Europe and the United States, chamomile tea was a common cure for “the vapors.” This malady was characterized by fainting, swooning and general anxiety, most often in women.
Chamomile is used both internally, most often taken as a tea, and externally.

Used as a tea, chamomile is known to relax smooth muscle tissue. In this way, it is useful in such things as calming a nervous stomach and relieving menstrual cramps. The tea is often used to promote relaxation and alleviate stress.

External uses of chamomile include reducing inflammation of the skin, soothing hemorrhoids, and relieving toothache. The herb is also added to shampoos to brighten blond hair.

Combined with bittersweet, chamomile may be used as an ointment. In this form, it can be rubbed on the skin and used to treat bruises, callouses, corns and sprains.


"Uses: Chamomile is reportedly helpful in the treatment of GI complaints, and is widely used for its sedative properties. Chamomile is also used to treat menstrual complaints, migraine headaches, hemorrhoids, and pharyngitis."

Do NOT use if you're pregnant!

Also good sources:


Raspberry and raspberry leaf tea

peppermint tea:
"Peppermint ( Mentha x piperita ), a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, also serves as a calming agent to soothe an an upset stomach or to aid in digestion. Because it has a calming and numbing effect, it has been used to treat headaches, skin irritations, anxiety associated with depression, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, and flatulence. It is also widely used to treat symptoms of the common cold. These and other conditions for which peppermint may be beneficial are listed below.

Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. As a result, food passes through the stomach more quickly. It is important to know, however, if your symptoms of indigestion are related to a condition called gastoesophageal reflux disease or GERD, peppermint should not be used – see Precautions.

Peppermint relaxes the muscles that allow the body to rid itself of painful digestive gas.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
A number of studies have shown the beneficial effects of enteric-coated peppermint capsules for treating symptoms of IBS, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. (Enteric-coated capsules keep the oil from being released in the stomach, which can lead to heartburn and indigestion.) A recent study comparing enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules to placebo in children with IBS found that after 2 weeks, 75% of those treated had reduced symptoms. This is in keeping with an earlier study of adults in which 79% of participants receiving peppermint experienced a relief in the severity of pain.

Menstrual Cramps
Peppermint has the potential to influence menstrual periods and, because it relaxes muscles, may help to relieve painful cramps.

Peppermint oil may help the body break down gallstones.

Peppermint oil has exhibited antiviral properties against a number of infectious agents, including herpes.

Itching and Skin Irritations
Peppermint, when applied topically, has a soothing and cooling effect on skin irritations caused by hives, poison ivy, or poison oak.

Tension Headache
Research has shown that peppermint applied to the forehead and temples compares favorably with acetaminophen (a commonly used over the counter medication) in terms of its ability to reduce headache symptoms.

Colds and Flu
Peppermint and its main active agent, menthol, are effective decongestants. Because menthol thins mucus, it is also a good expectorant, meaning that it helps loosen and breaks up coughs with phlegm. It is soothing and calming for sore throats (pharyngitis) and dry coughs as well.

Plant Description
Peppermint plants grow to about two feet tall. They bloom from July through August, sprouting tiny purple flowers in whorls and terminal spikes. Simple, toothed, and fragrant leaves grow opposite the flowers. Peppermint is native to Europe and Asia, is naturalized to North America, and grows wild in moist, temperate areas. Some varieties are indigenous to South Africa, South America, and Australia.

What's It Made Of?
Peppermint preparations start with the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. These contain a volatile oil, peppermint's primary active component, menthol.

Available Forms
Peppermint tea is prepared from dried leaves of the plant. Such teas are widely available commercially.

Peppermint spirit (tincture) in an alcoholic solution containing 10% peppermint oil and 1% peppermint leaf extract. A tincture can be prepared by adding 1 part peppermint oil to 9 parts pure grain alcohol.

Enteric-coated capsules, which are specially coated to allow the capsule to pass through the stomach and into the intestine (0.2 mL of peppermint oil per capsule)

Creams or ointments (should contain 1% to 16% menthol)

How to Take It

For digestion and upset stomach: 1 to 2 mL peppermint glycerite per day


Peppermint tea soothes an upset stomach and can aid digestion. It can be prepared using the infusion method of pouring boiling water over the herb and then steeping for 3 to 5 minutes. Use 1 to 2 tsp of dried peppermint leaf to 8 oz of hot water.

Irritable bowel syndrome: Take 1 to 2 coated capsules three times per day between meals.
Gallstones: Take 1 to 2 enteric-coated capsules three times per day between meals.
Itching and skin irritations: Apply menthol, the active ingredient in peppermint, in a cream or ointment form no more than three to four times per day.
Tension headaches: Using a tincture of 10% peppermint oil to 90% ethanol, lightly coat the forehead and allow the tincture to evaporate. "



The Back pain bible:

and, Back Sense:

plus -- other resources for back pain bibles:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/03/2008 23:50:02
Sheesh! ANOTHER NIGHT with pain?!? Oh, crass beliefs!

Throwing Brahms at this helped quite a bit... duckwalking, but... as Group is doing the C minor piano quartet -- Patrick is coming this Friday...

Dunno whether tomorrow will be x-rays at Mass General, or, PT at Baystate, or...

Before I forget -- put this here, so I won't lose it...

For VC, go here:

Dr. P. is probably gonna kill me... And mum is going, "well, they got the new pc to go to sleep... what about Shadow?" Yeah, what ABOUT Shadow? Inject me with something, I'll go to sleep...

Still, Brahms G and C minor piano quartets -- had enough emotion to exhibit what I was feeling.

RulerOf The Arts feral kitty has the most potential for a cat I've ever seen. The trust is there, the humor is there... there is budding love... I hope those dumb vets don't screw more things up! I look at that cat... Wow.

Jonath-Head goes, "Yeah, we'll go walking up and down Heartbreak Hill" -- yeah, first let me get my steam, and six painkillers... and maybe we'll get that far... and then I'll grab another six... and then I can collapse on the heating pad.

Need to give some cue to Missy so she knows where to lie down and apply heat. That one did NOT want Mum and me to go upstairs... and she's in the kitchen... Crazy Kitty was in the "cutie" position in the hallway.
gonna have to start grooming her like mad pretty soon... It IS spring!

Decisions, decisions... To spaz or not to spaz... Yuh, right!

Dragonheart and Dr. Z's "Unicorn Variations"

[q]"Source material

The main concept of the central section of the film, in which a dragon and a knight team up so that the knight can pretend to slay the dragon for profit, bears a striking resemblance to the plot of "The George Business", a 1980 story by Roger Zelazny[1]. This story appears in Zelazny's collection Unicorn Variations, and was originally published in Dragons of Light."[/q]


Profile on Dr. Z (Roger Zelazny):

Dr. Z's singing my song...
When Pussywillows last in the Catyard bloomed...

source -- and of his other poems -- Man! could this guy WRITE!

Roger Zelazny's Poems published at Discon in '74 --
The (unofficial) Roger Zelazny Memorial Library - Catalogue

RogZelazny page:

entrance to R. Zelazny's Fan Pattern site:

more google hits:

Dr. Z -- miss you terribly.... Is there a cloud on the face of Kolvir... Where travels Dworkin Barimen now???


MOre stuff, more stuff!

cons related to Amber:

Ambercon, Detroit, MIchigan:

Black Road -=- Marlborough, MA:
dates are "July 4-6, 2008, at the Embassy Suites Marlborough in Marlborough, MA."
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/04/2008 16:09:21
The "next" good recording of the Schubert Great G Major quartet... and maybe the Notturno??

found on Borders -- no longer available -- but the Takacs has the right kind of phrasing... Tempi seem to stay consistent and constant.

Upc #028945285429

binc was probably, what... 15174235

I wonder...

Hit results for sku number:
Oh, crrrrap!!

As Vlad would say, "Aha!" Oh, let us DO!


Well, if the SERVER is polite about it!

Good -- "request successful."


They'll just HEAR about their nerve of discontinuing it!!
Rar! snarl!

Ain't there... :( :C

We'll just SEE about that... :O

Submitted to online form at Decca:

To whom it may concern:

Gentlemen, and ladies:

It comes to my attention that the wonderful CD by the Takacs quartet -- upc #028945285429
and containing back-to-back Schubert works of the Great G Major string quartet and the famous Notturno has been discontinued.

As nicely played recordings of Schubert are a rarity.. due to lack of intonation in fast passages, and those too fast passages swallow up crucial notes of music I highly urge you to consider reissue of this volume.

I have compared the tonal quality of the Takacs, and this work specifically, in comparison to the renditions as played by the Emerson quartet -- too fast -- one can't hear the great pizz that the cello has in the last movement... too blurred, as played by the Berg Quartet... or, simply too benign to make the notes really "speak." And, by saying this, I mention several other quartets.

Having listened to the string quartet medium since a young child, along with turning pages in the last movement of this very string quartet (the Peters edition has a 1/16 rest for viola to get his page over -- and this is in the Allegro!) I have found myself in a quest for a really good recorded representation of this work.

I have ONE recording thus far.. that of the Juilliard... who start the Allegro at the appropriate tempo.. but then, they feel it necessary to make even more accelerandos from there! So the finale of the last movement is about "warp 9" to say the least.

The Takacs, or what I've heard from it, are quite scrupulous of their tempi.. they seem to favor a mutual symbiosis between bowed tonality of notes and the speed requested by the composer.

In fact, I was quite pleased of what I heard... to become quite DISpleased to find that you had removed this sterling album from your musical repertoire. Was it airplay? Was it that there was simply not enough of a demand? May I counter that with the fact that there are quite a few chamber music concerts happening virtually every week, and even more happening amateurly in private homes.. that the recorded medium is sometimes one of the best representations the listener (and budding music player) has, to see the full picture between four instruments, four different styles of bowing, vibrato, phrasing, etc.

So, as a late member of the Classical Department of Tower Records in Boston and Cambridge, Classical Department of HMV Cambridge, and Borders, all in Massachusetts, may I respectfully request that you reconsider pulling this album from the racks, it is too valuable to the musical catalog.

Failing this simple request.. if you could inform me as to when a reissue is available, or, if I might somehow be able to privately purchase this recording, as I appreciate it's tonal quality.


Shadowsong of DDN.

I believe I could get some "disc play" going in a play stack at various Borders stores in my area.

Please do not hesitate to contact me.

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/04/2008 17:31:48
We lost another musical genius...

Jeff Healey.. played with (and probably was influenced by)
Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Thanks, Queen_Jojo, for posting this:

clip with Jeff and Stevie Ray: "Look at Little Sister!"

Jeff: See the light:

And I haven't even learned enough about this guy yet!

Queen_JOjo wrote, [q]"the musician Jeff Healey has passed away from cancer at the age of just 41.
For those of you who've never heard of him, he lost his sight at a year old due to cancer, but never let that stop him becoming a fantastic guitar player...Here is a link to his website if anyone is interested in learning more about this very talented man:

Too soon, too way damn soon!

This guy has GOT the sound!

And he is ROCKING that solo!

:C :C :C

The blues is rockin' tonight!

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Confidence Man -- pretty hot!

Jeff Healey Band - Blue Jean Blues live 1990

Jeff Healey Band - Blue Jean Blues live 1990

research, RESEARCH!

And this guy played... couldn't let the music go!

He really could replicate other musicians' sounds!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/04/2008 18:17:56
J. Barry Greene (with an E), stayed at Grammy's house.. wife was Anna Hoffman, who played Chopin Polanaise... (sp!)

We actually found HIM and his works:

For Mummy:

J. Barry Greene (1895 - 1966)

Greene's Rendering of Motif #1:

Geography/Places Visited
* Gloucester/Cape Ann, Massachusetts

* American Artists Professional League
* Audubon Artists-Member
* California Art Club-Member
* The Rockport Art Association

* American Artists Professional League
* Audubon Artists
* California Art Club
* Corcoran Gallery Biennial
* Grand Central Art Galleries
* Guggenheim Museum
* National Academy of Design-Exhibited
* Paris Salon

J. Barry Greene -- off of Google:

this, too?

Rockport Art Assoc.

Emile Gruppe:

"The Cape Ann School

Gruppe painted scenes of Cape Ann and taught at the artist colony. He painted Cape Ann scenes as did Frederick Mulhaupt, Allan Freelon, Earl Horter, Fern Coppedge, and many others. The artist colony that grew up near Gloucester, Massachusetts shared similarities with the other artist enclaves of the early 20th century including New Hope, PA (learn more about New Hope here), Cos Cob, CT, and Provincetown, MA. Like these sites, artists gravitated to Cape Ann and Gloucester to capture the reflection of light on water as did the French Impressionists of the late 19th century such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro. The Americans painted en plein aire (or outdoors) and captured scenes directly onto canvas. The Cape Ann School of American Impressionism remains a strong academic aspect of the history of American art.


Gloucester Morning:

Gruppe paintings at Clarke Galleries, VT:

cool! -- Clarke has a whole bunch of Cape Ann and maritme
Whole bunch of Rockport wildlife!

Entire Directory of artists alphabetically at Clarke.

Josh and Ira Tolford:
Illustrated books at Amazon:

Josh and Ira on google:

Looks like Joshy's work!

This looks like fun!

fun! "I Am an Appalachian Modern Woman":

And square dance caller -- for the Rockporters.. Mum included.

And, speaking of callers...
Oh, and here's Ted!

More of Ted!
picture taken at NEFFA?

Atlantic Square Dance Callers Convention, Boston, MA, Nov. 1955.
^^ When Dad went up the Contra line in the wrong direction.... :]

Plenty of Ted, but what happened to Dudley? And Jack?
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/05/2008 17:36:03
A brief picture and summary of Fa's painting, Menzel's "the Interruption"'The+Interruption'%22&source=web&ots=fCMlLXzAdW&sig=K87Lzea9Iav3uBou5Nq37Ngi40o&hl=en "Adolf (??) Menzel -- THAT one?? wow! OOOh! Groove on the detailing! He has a really weird foot -- see page two -- approx. first third of page from top: Dont' know how much material was lost due to yesterday's power failure... S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/05/2008 22:55:17
Hope group sounds this good day after tomorrow tonight: Actually, first violin is a little shrill... recording equipment? Patrick's great solo at minute 2:32. I'm ACTUALLY crying!! They've got it... they're REALLY FEELING it! Cellist's got great pizz! Page turner should have had that page over at minute 4:00... pianist really needed sforzando attaca there! Daddy's viola solo beginning at 5:29. which one can hear -- if the PIANO PULLS BACK A LITTLE!!! ****HELLO!!!!!*** wonder if anyone yacked with Steinhardt about his time playing with the Guaneri Quartet... and what it was like to play with Rubinstein... Wow. In the recording... Rubinstein takes things in his own hands... on the downward scale... he does this LOVELY decrescendo... Gorgeous! Well, now that i've found my YouTube member info... Maybe turn the pananner around 180 degrees, so it isn't constantly "bellowing" out over the strings... Scherzo... Faster, y'all -- faster!!! And, when the violinist tries to get the tempi back into contro... ragged city! Pianist.. "too many notes -- Brahms! go easy on me!" Yeah, letter B! So, viola has to maintain jumping bow sostenuto while the piano swells back into "Brahms-style peak", huh? Hmmm! Schumann quartet (Clara), and clips of Piano Quintet....
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/09/2008 22:17:54
Wow! Did he ever do a great part in "Medicine Man" AFI: 34th Annual Life Achievement Award to Sean Connery come on! go here! Get Up! Shut Up! Sean: The beginning and up to Hollywood:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/10/2008 21:46:11
Assignment -- as I've already screwed this up twice...

Naval terminology as seen and read in Crimson Tide, Hunt for Red October, SeaQuest DSV.... etc.

"Down Bubble"
Down Angle


a. "Rig ship for dive." The order to carry out the preparations for diving.

b. "Ship rigged for dive," or "Ship rigged for dive except ........" A report indicating the accomplishment of the above order.

c. "Clear the bridge." A usual preliminary to the diving signal. All personnel, unless excepted, lay below on the double.

d. "Bleed air." An order to bleed air into the submarine.

e. "Pressure in the boat." The report indicating that the hull is sealed.

f. "Green board." The report meaning that all hull openings are shut, as indicated by the hull opening indicator panel, or "Christmas Tree."

g. "Six, (five, etc.) feet." An order to the diving officer, or the bow planesman, giving the desired depth.

h. "Ease the bubble." "Zero bubble." "Five degrees down bubble." Orders to the stern planesman giving the angle desired on the ship.

i. "Shut bow buoyancy vent." "Shut the main vents." "Open negative flood." Orders governing the operation of the various flood valves and main vents.

j. "Vent safety." Open safety vent, then, after tank has vented, shut the vent.

k. "Blow safety." "Blow negative." "Blow all main ballast." Orders to the air manifold watch to blow the designated tank or tanks.

1. "Secure the air." "Secure the air to bow buoyancy." The order to stop blowing all tanks, or the designated tank.

m. "Cycle the vents." Given when it is desired to vent safety, bow buoyancy, and the main ballast tanks in succession.

n. "Full rise on the bow planes." "Five degrees dive on the stern planes." Orders to the planesmen, giving the angle desired on the diving planes.

o. "Pump from forward trim to after trim." "Flood auxiliary from sea." "Blow from forward trim to sea." "Pump from auxiliary to after trim five hundred pounds." "Secure the pumping." Orders to the trim and air manifold watches, used in shifting variable ballast.

p. "Start the low-pressure blower, blow all main ballast." "Secure the air to number one." "Secure the low-pressure blower." Orders governing the operation of the low pressure blowers.

q. "Pressure equalized." The report that the air pressure inside the submarine is the same as that of the atmosphere.

r. "Take her down." Increase depth as rapidly as possible. Exact depth will be specified later.

s. "Rig for surface." The order to place the ship in the normal peacetime surface cruising condition.

t. "Open bulkhead flappers, and recirculate." Given after the dive has been made and conditions are satisfactory.

u. "Low-pressure blower secured, all main ballast tanks dry, safety and negative flooded, conning tower hatch and main induction open, depth eighteen feet." A typical report by the diving officer, giving the conditions upon completion of surfacing.

Copyright © 2006, Maritime Park Association
All Rights Reserved
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Version 2.01, 14 Sep 2006"


"Set planes for five-degree down bubble":

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Submarines
By Michael DiMercurio, Michael Benson

emergency blow
Emergency Blow Exercise (above)
Practicing an annual emergency surfacing procedure, USS Birmingham (SSN-695) leaps from the water, showing her bow sonar dome. Courtesy Newport News Shipbuilding
also known as the "chicken switch"



sonar -- active and passive

plus these:

Evasive Radar?


I'm boiling it away...

Crimson Tide:

re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/11/2008 22:37:07

"pain is weakness leaving the body"???

CMT link to Bluegrass -- but is it "old timey" bluegrass?

A. Krauss:

And, yes:

and more:


Hunt for Red October:


Red October Hymn:

"Hey! I think somebody just shot a torpedo at us!"

"Be careful what you shoot at .. most things in here don't react too well to bullets"

Cold... and hard.

Longer beginning...

And, very remotely related,

Down Periscope... the GOOD scene:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/16/2008 21:30:17
Thanks to that feather-brained sot, so I rekindle my interest and yearning for the Love Story out of time.. Timeless... and one that transverses the galaxies... Thanks Helva.. and Leonardo... and Anne... and all those people who've made this role immortal!

Link to Di Caprio's R & J.

"Thou bum fluff!"
"Thou warped, pox-marked fustilarian!"
"Thou crusty botch of nature"
" you misbegotten mangy addlepated son of a blind donkey's ass!"
with a whole bunch of other regular cusses -- yech!

Search results on Shakespearean curses...

More on Shakespearean oaths?

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (DVD, 2002, Special Edition, 2002)

" Leading Role: Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio
Format: DVD
UPC: 024543034636
Rating: Rated PG-13
Display Format: Special Edition

This ambitious undertaking, adapting William Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and setting the story in a glossy music-video style in 1990s Florida. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the famous lovers kept apart by rival industrialist families. Bookended by newscastsers reciting Shakespeare's prose as their copy, this clever glam updating of ROMEO AND JULIET is one of the most unusual adaptations of the Bard's work in the history of cinema. The stylish and colorful sets..."


Shakespearean Curses:

pick one from each column,

and Youtube:

di Caprio -- the Church scene -- Le Grande Finale:

highlights from all three R & J movies:

Juliet is the sun....

The Fairest of the Capulets... opening scenes:

More of R & J:

Found Michael York in a clip... of the courtyard fight scene... and how appropriate.. ye fencer extraordinaire!

Michael York:
On Shakespeare:

the fight scene -- to Michael Jackson's "Beat It":

"Michael York reading thoughts on actors"

York as D'artagnan -- let the games begin!
he arrives... in the thick of the other Musketeers hovel.. Treville's.
dueling in the churchyard: Let us pray... Yup!

Man in the Iron Mask -- plus:

first scene:

Yes! Last Remake of Beau Geste:

For those are things of hillarity that we need for our breads and circuses!
Marty Feldman's movie:

Young Frahnk un -- steen: Yup:

and, so as they get into dance,.... we segue into:

"Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly: The Babbitt and the Bromide"

Fred Astaire -- feet goin' EVERYwhere -- Puttin on the Ritz:

Astaire's famous ceiling Dance:

Dean Martin and Gene Kelly -- Okay, Mr. Fancy Feet! :)

Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly -- Tapping Game:

Prime Scene in "Singing in the Rain":

A little off.. but we can dig it: "singing" part two:

G. Kelly goes happiness... tapping on roller skates:

The Worry song -- Gene... and Tom and Jerry:

Dick Van Dyke: Step in Time -- Breathtaking!

Step in Time -- EVERYBODY SING!

Doesn't this bring it all back? "Chitty bang, bang.. and I wanted one...
KITT's real predecessor!

Chitty(2) Bang(2) Opening RAce sequence:

gotta check the plugs for that backfire!

So, how many of us had nightmares of the child Catcher, if we got naughty??

Have we ALWAYS been hung up on great cars... and great dancers?
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/16/2008 23:20:14
Poem I wrote, HAD to write... in the Pet Rainbow Bridge thread: I have been in the presence.. and the witness of many beloved animals... sent to their resting place. I have shared hugs and tears with others... other humans, other animals... Even at the sunset.. there is hope of the dawn to come: In the twilight... I commit you, my dear friend. In the twilight.. as the sun fades from the edge... the Flash.. as I send your spirit to join it. the long journey we shared together... The headrubs, the romps, the playing... the times you came and soothed me... the times you came and knew I needed help. I thank you, my four-legged friend. The times, when I was too clumsy to see where I was going... The laughter in your eyes... When you ran, and your tail was flagged.... the joy we shared together The bed time where we two, yin-yang, became one. (Even though I needed the pillow). I will never forget... Your coat.. my fingers in it... the feel of your whiskers, as they tickled my face the sounds you made in happiness. How you loved the snow... and then came indoors and shook. Your presence is in my heart... always and forever... I join in requiem with the others here... and we come together to sing your spirit to the Blessed afterland... seeing your glowing eyes, a lingering smile... Knowing that our time together was special. Beloved one, you are with me always. Blessed peace, blessed rest, blessed journey. May we sometime meet again. -- By Shadow. To: Lady, Arin, Sheba, Fiddle, Moonlight, Tai Chi, Pepsi...Ray, Eddie, and so many more. Arin-arin... big, fluff of a boy... Honey colored... who could jump like a kitten at eleven. What came a ye, my big honey boy? Sheba -- Shadow of my shadow... Matte black on black... who's glowing eyes told more jokes I could imagine; who played with her tail on the stool... and listened so carefully. And Fiddle -- athlete, racecat, solid confidante, shrink in a tuxedo kitty outfit... who drove all the boy cats crazy. Moonlight -- high jumper in spite of her fore foot. who knew when I needed the head rubs. You all dwell in my heart forever... your love, what you've taught me... I will NEVER forget.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/18/2008 16:08:54
The "Great 44" quartet -- Haydn Str Qt in C, Op.20 No.2 What's offered -- a pittance, on Amazon: sounds like the "best" moderato. Also a nice one -- Haydn: String Quartets, Vol.1 opus 76, #2, opus 50, #1, Opus 20, #2 Opus 76, #2 -- a little fast.. Opus 50, #1 -- the Heartbeat Opus 20, #2 -- the Great 44. Haydn: String Quartets, Vol.1 by Bernard Gregor-Smith, Franz Joseph Haydn, The Lindsays, and Robin Ireland Also, look for, in the Lindsays catalog, Haydn: the Popular string quartets. Maybe go with THIS one? Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 No's. 2, 5 & 6 Asv Living Era Actually, now that I think about it... I think I actually might have [i]panned[/i] the CD with the cathedral on it... I didn't like the adagio... but, now it seems to be the right tempo...??? On B & N: Note: Kodaly quartet has great sound... takes the Moderato as an andante...or even a Lento. The Dekany string quartet don't "bring it out to speak." and: TDN: decisions... decisions... :| s.
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By RulerOfTheArts
On 03/18/2008 19:11:38
Wow, this is such an interesting diary! :) I love Haydn's quartets, especially "The Bird". It is so cute. Do you like operas? What is your favorite?
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/19/2008 20:10:30
I put a reply in here... but I think the system ate it...

Mozart, Gluck, Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn, etc.,etc. G & S

Great G. Kelly:

Fun on a trashcan:

DEFINITELY not the ordinary:

Renae!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!
Challenge - Gregory Hines & Sammy Davis
Oh. My God... I'm about ready to collapse... I could DECK her!

What movie is this from????


Another Sammy Davis Jr.:
Sammy Davis Jr. Loves The Fun Of Reaching For A Gun

Nat (King Cole) and Sammy (Davis Jr.) Having way too much fun!

Dig these wild cowpokes!

Sammy does instrumental for Andy -- including dance:
Andy Williams & Sammy Davis, Jr. (Oct. 1962)

Sammy Davis Jr. on James Dean

Sammy does medley on ALL sorts of themes:
Medley from Sammy Davis Jr. in Paris

Sammy Davis jr. "Live in Germany"
The CandyMan:

Sammy Davis jr. - Mister Bojangles

The Cos gets Sammy to belt out a tune:
Jerry Lewis Surprises Sammy Davis Jr

Sammy Davis jr - The Lady is A Tramp & Medley
Gonna give a Basie Tribute:

Focus on Theatrical Drumming... and SAmmy on voice:
Sammy Davis Jr. Voice and Percussion only

Sammy "Memories" at Caeser's
Ain't Misbehavin'-Sammy Davis Jr. at Caesar's Palace

Oh, Yes:
Sammy Davis Jr. Boogie Woogie

Okay... We gotta put the hairs on the arms back down:
Colin dunne and the tappers (I MUST get their names) in Riverdance Goes to New York City:

Happy Feet -- YES! And I think I heard Robin Williams!


Nicholas Brothers:
With a Spanish voice over.. ah well:

Nicholas Brothers
"Lucky Numbers:

Maybe these will take.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/20/2008 21:52:53
Le Place with le plan: Think Hothouse.. you've got the right idea... Pick and choose carefully... Ohhhhh yeah: Yummy, yummies: Hit that congo... go on a safari... soft, filler-uppers! Them five-pointie things.. plus: froth and foam, and swish: Happy grins: baked disasters: Tucks. Yeah. sweltering with palm trees: Yes! Drool! THAT place! Place of refuge for the Firm-ees. Okay.. that's cool for the first pass. :) :] Cadbury -- pm me with the ones you choose ta use. ;) S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/21/2008 19:03:18
Group playing Quintets tonight... MOzart... D and E flat...?? Maybe a quartet... Was haunted by the last movement of Haydn's "Horseman" (Reiter) quartet -- opus 74, #3... Great! Disc 2, track 4 of the Haydn Project -- Emerson quartet. still in great pain... didn't sleep last night. Felt wind and heard insistent bell Mum had fastened onto pine tree. Felt house shaking. dull pain in lumbar area... piriformis... dull ache in head and sinuses... Will I be able to get myself down there to listen and/or help? Maybe a reason why they think things need to be "sped" up: No energy.. that needs to royally change! Opus 54, #1 -- WONDERFUL Haydn quartet with adagio that Esther and I loved so much. WHO will I sing themes with, when Daddy is no longer there? He was able to get the quartet theme pegged within the second measure..... :( S.
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By RulerOfTheArts
On 03/21/2008 19:54:27
Hey Shadow, I hope you don't mind me dropping by with a few links you might enjoy: Here is the Te Deum from Tosca: Here is Bach's Passacaglia in c minor, orchestral version: and here it is on the organ:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/23/2008 21:29:43
Wonderful (and perilous -- for us) creatures of the sea: Portuguese Man a' War: from: YOutube vids on jellyfish: Youtube on Mantarays: BEAUtiful! Wow! Seahorses -- !!! :) Seahorses Dancing Starfish need TEN MINUTES (?!?!) to turn over... plus, Octupi: A zillion podcasts for the learning: YAY! Funny Animal Videos! -- and kitties are first! Pretty funny! Pretty funny... :) VERY good about animals... until you get to the really weird poodle at the end: Now they're playing my song... "Funny Cats" Really Great Funny Cats: Plus, more really funny cats: That'll keep us giggling! S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/27/2008 01:19:01
Flicka.. and Kiri... and the Battleaxe... Wow! And Ruggero Raimondi... Alleluja"- Exsultate, jubilate-Kathleen Battle Frederica Von Stade, Moon Song, Dvorak, Boston Ozawa Von Stade and Ramey sing Cherubin by Massenet Flicka on Charlie Rose: Federica Von Stade : Cherubino's "Non so più" - Paris 1980 Sign Up | HelpLogin Username: Password: Forgot Username | Forgot Password Login with your Google account CloseSign Up Account History Help Log In Site: Home Videos Channels Community Upload Videos Channels settingscloseSearch settings Filter videos that may not be suitable for minors Federica Von Stade : Cherubino's "Voi che sapete" - 1980 (Met broadcast was better -- blocking, etc.) Cotrubas, Te Kanawa and von Stade in Marriage of Figaro Te Kanawa, Luxon, Cotrubas and von Stade: Marriage of Figaro The scene when Cherubino.. and then Suzanna is in the dressing room (sorry, Thomas Allen makes a better Count!) Sir Thomas Allen.. GO for it! Prom Palace -- Largo Al Factotum Lucia POPP and Thomas ALLEN - La ci darem la mano Can you say HAM?????? Lott & Allen - Là ci darem la mano (Mozart: Don Giovanni) Thomas Allen as Don Giovanni "Deh, vieni a la finestra" Ah! signor... signor... (Le nozze di Figaro) Susanna! or via, sortite (Le nozze di Figaro) tHIS is what I was looking for! Così fan tutte, Mozart: "La mia Dorabella capace non è" Plus these:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 03/27/2008 14:48:01
On Tony's vid, add this: Aerosmith - Mama Kin live in Houston 77 Jimmy Page & Aerosmith - The Immigrant Song 1990
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/09/2008 17:22:04
Cuts are hard and slow to heal. Especially when you've let someone whom you thought you could trust into your heart.. and they promptly set up house, and start commandeering things for their selfish purposes. **** The OFFICIAL Simpson website: Distributors of Simpson products in this state: Leads and accessories for Daddy's analog Simpson meter... He bought it in the 1940's. It's analog; it measures currents, e.g. short circuit, along with voltage. It's a model 260. website for Simpson -- still around... still has the same kind of script as is engraved on the meter housing: For more information and expert technical and engineering support contact: 1.800.4.NEWARK (463.9275) Section that talks about "test probes", in our case, leads. Something like these? VOM Multimeter -- general purpose.. so, apparently they still make them.. the price has somewhat skyrocketed... The other meters in the 260 range -- from Byram Labs: All the Simpson meters on Ebay: Interesting information about the meter(s) and repairs: Good news in relation to the Simpson 260! one can still easily get parts! Google results: Results for Simpson 260 test leads: The "entire package" from Allied: Free downloads of Simpson schematics, etc.: cool stuff in here!! ^^ The other google finds on this search: Now, WHY other meters don't test for currents, and short circuit current...???? Okay, Daddy! I'm ready! :) S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/09/2008 17:38:06
VERY good advice! Wish this person had given her id.. I would thank them profusely!
"The ONLY thing that bothers me about this situation is her telling you what to tell or not tell other people. That's just disgusting. She's so out of line there I can't even see the line anymore. Not seeing the guy anymore for coffee in public once a month...I think it's ridiculous, but okay if that's what she wants, its her man and that's what she wants. Telling you to lie to him about why you won't see him anymore? Disgusting. You don't lie to anyone for anything! It's obvious she spoke to him about it first, he told her she was being ridiculous and basically said 'if you keep trying to control me like this, we're through'. So she's trying to get what she wants and do damage control at the same time. Friends don't put ultimatums on people, terrorists do. Your friend sounds extremely manipulative and controlling. Look out for her. I'd like to say just forget her but we're all us of flawed and could use some therapy in our lives."
right. Friends don't put ultimatums on people. Nor do they control them. Good points.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/09/2008 18:11:12
do we want to revisit? DBT: DBTSelfHelp: What IS dBT: plus more hits:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/13/2008 19:20:23
Get "Hulu"ed -- all the old tv shows you'd want (except for Trek -- and Stooges, bummer!), plus some movies... Will help keep ME out of trouble: 1 vs. 100 2 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show 2007 LA Auto Show 2007 Tokyo Auto Show 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2008 Detroit Auto Show 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 227 24 3 30 Days 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails 30 Rock 8 The 808 A The A-Team The Academy Access Hollywood Adam-12 The Addams Family After Hours with Daniel Airwolf Alfred Hitchcock Hour Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alias Smith And Jones The All-For-Nots Allstate BCS National Championship Game 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl Game 2008 America's Election HQ American Dad! American Gladiators American Gothic American Misfits Amnesia Andy Barker P.I. ArcadeMojo Archie Bunker's Place Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Arrested Development The Art of Seduction Astro Boy Astro Viz AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Game 2008 Atmospheric Pressure Attack of the Show Award Season B Back To You The Bad Girls Club Bad Girls Road Trip Barney Miller Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica Classic Beauty Beer Nutz Benson Best of Bowl Bash 2008 Best of Penn Says Bewitched Beyond Human Big Ideas for a Small Planet The Biggest Loser Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points Bionic Woman The Bob Newhart Show Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist Bones Boo! Brother's Keeper Buck Rogers Buffy the Vampire Slayer Burn Notice Business Book Briefs C Campus Cops Canterbury's Law The Captain and Casey Show Car Tech Casting Session Caught On Tape Celebrity Apprentice Celebrity Interviews Changing Room Confessions Character Fantasy Character Road Trip Charlie's Angels Chelsea Lately CHIC.TV Fashion CHIC.TV Models CHIC.TV Supercars Chicago Hope Chiller Chuck Cinematech Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions Clash Of The Choirs Clean House Cleopatra 2525 CNET News ComedyMojo Conviction Cops Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes Cover Me Crime and Punishment The Crow: Stairway To Heaven D The Dana Carvey Show Dateline Days of our Lives Deadline Deal or No Deal Decision House Destination Truth Devil's Trade The Dick Van Dyke Show Diff'rent Strokes Dilbert Dirt Dog & Pony Doogie Howser, M.D. Downtime Dr. 90210 Dr. Danger Dr. Steve-O Dragnet Dream On Dress My Nest Drive Thru Ducks Unlimited TV E E! News Now Eco Biz Ecoists ECW Emergency! Equal Justice ER EscapeMojo Eureka Event Coverage Exosquad Expedition Safari F Facts of Life Fame F (continued) Family Guy Fantasy Island Fashion Fashion Forward The Fashion Team FashionMojo FEARnet All AXEess Fed Ex Orange Bowl Game 2008 Fight Girls Firefly First Look Firsthand Fitness Flash Gordon FlickMojo Flipper Flipping Out FoodMojo Fox News Specials Friday Night Lights Friday Night SmackDown Fudge Funny Girls Funnysodes Futurama G G4TV Videos Galactica 1980 Game Reviews Gaytown Ghost Hunters Ghost Hunters International The Girls Next Door Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show The Grapevine w/ Brit Hume The Great Ride Open Greatest HS Football Rivalries Greenimation H Hart to Hart Hell's Kitchen Heroes Hey Paula! Highlander Hill Street Blues Horseracing A to Z Hot Hot Los Angeles Hot Shots House How I Met Your Mother How to Hubble Universe Hulu Walkthrough I I Dream of Jeannie I Propose I Spy Iconoclasts In Character With In Living Color The Incredible Hulk Inside Handicapping Inside the Actors Studio Insider Secrets The Invisible Man Ironside It Takes A Thief It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia J J.Y.A. Jack of All Trades The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Jerry Springer John Doe Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot Journeyman K K-Ville Kathy Griffin Keeping Up with The Kardashians King of Miami King Of The Hill Kitchen Confidential Kitchen Nightmares Knight Rider Kojak Kojak 2004 L L.A. Dragnet Land of the Giants Las Vegas Last Call with Carson Daly Late Night with Conan O'Brien Latino Stand-Up Law & Order Law & Order: CI Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Life Life After Film School Lifestyle Lipstick Jungle LiveMojo Lockup Look-A-Like The Loop Lost in Space Lou Grant M M80 MadTV Major Dad Make Me A Supermodel Making a Scene Manhattan, AZ Married Away Married...With Children The Mary Tyler Moore Show Maury McHale's Navy Medium Meet The Presidents Miami Vice Million Dollar Listing The Millionaire Matchmaker Miss Teen USA 2007 Miss Universe The Moment Of Truth Monk Movies & TV Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle The Munsters Today Murder One mVids My Bare Lady My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad My Name is Earl N Nanny and the Professor National Geographic Animals National Geographic Channel Presents National Geographic Environment National Geographic News National Geographic Travel NBA NBA Full Games NBC News On Stage NBC News Specials NBC News Time Capsule New Adam-12 New Amsterdam N (continued) New Dragnet New Pollution NewsRadio NHL Night Gallery Nimrod Nation Ninja Warrior Nip/Tuck O The Office Onion News Network Outer Limits P Pale Force Paradise Hotel 2 Partridge Family The Payoff Peacemakers Picket Fences Pink Panther Cartoons The Practice Pressure Cook The Pretender Prison Break Problem Child Project Runway Psych Pull Q Quarterlife Queer Eye Quick Tips R Raines The Real Housewives of New York City The Real Housewives of Orange County Red Eye Remington Steele The Return of Jezebel James The Riches Ricki Lake Roadents Rob and Amber: Against the Odds The Rockford Files Roswell S S.W.A.T. Satacracy 88 Saturday Night Live SCI FI Wire Scrubs See How They Run She Spies Shear Genius Sheena Silver Spoons Simon & Simon The Simpsons Sitting Ducks Sixth Sense Sliders Snoop Dogg's Father Hood Solitary Son Of The Beach SoundMojo The Soup Special Features Special of the Day Spider-Man Spider-Man Split Ends St. Elsewhere Stacked Stand-Up Showcase Standoff Starsky and Hutch The Starter Wife Step It Up And Dance The Steve Wilkos Show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Super Bowl XLII Ads Surface Swamp Thing T Talkshow with Spike Feresten Team Knight Rider Temptation Island Tequila & Bonetti Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Test Drive TFN Ballroom Boxing Three Sheets The Tick 'Til Death Tim Gunn's Guide To Style The Time Tunnel Tom Brokaw Reports The Tonight Show Top Chef Top Design Tori & Dean: Inn Love Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 2008 Total Recall 2070 TRCP's Life in the Open Tremors TV Guide Specials TVG Features TVG Reel News U UFO Hunters Uncorked Unhitched Urban Stand-Up V Vanished Victoria Beckham: Coming to America Videogame Specials Violent Universe Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea W W Scene Wall Street Warriors WarMojo WCL Turf Wars Weird Science Welcome Back, Kotter Welcome to the Parker What's Happening Now!! What's Happening! Who's the Boss? Wild WKRP in Cincinnati Woody Woodpecker (New) Work Out World Premiere The Writer's Room WWE Classics WWE Extras WWE Monday Night Raw X X-Play Y Young Hercules Plus... Not bad... Looks like Larson did Team knight rider... oh. my. S>
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/16/2008 20:21:00
More great stuff to add: KnotworkMollt's vid off of YouTube: Irish Rapper: The "impetus" (w/c?) to Airwolf -- Blue Thunder: Don't know where the big movie is yet, though. And, hits for Airwolf: old tv episodes -- and shows: and ??? Al? RC Airwolf w/turbine... RC Airwolf w/theme "action" musical sequence: A bunch of naked (undressed :O ) rc engines: "blown" mini V8: More naked engines: That will do. Sometimes I wonder if being the little sister of a drummer and engine mechanic was a good idea...??? Well, as older Sis would say, "get rid of that doll, and give me an erector set!" Ton! Can't get her out of the slurries! :) S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/18/2008 19:04:56
Saw Tamar in Stop 'n shop.. and it IS official.. Lynda died of breast cancer about three years ago. :( :C. Sheesh.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/20/2008 19:34:36
copied over from what people did on 4/20. Well, I got high on life!!
"Had a LOVELY birthday weekend. Didn't get to do ALL the things I wanted to, but I've done enough... and that's good. My cousins went to the northshore, and met up, with some other cousins there. We goofed around the house.. then, while my brother, and my sister's boyfriend went down the rocks to go fishing, the rest of us piled into various vehicles, and hit Amelia's in Gloucester to partake of some eats. Amelia's makes a MEAN shrimp boat! Great with tartar and cocktail sauce! Shadow says, "yummy!" Then, we went across the street to Good Harbor beach.. and they yacked, while I walked around. (I didn't know until much later that my eldest cousin has foot problems :( ) Then, we went back to the house.. and put away the spread of food that got eaten.. and I watched with great anticipation while my sister opened up HER birthday present.. As she is a pile driver/welder/civil engineer, I got her this erector set type light board, that she can hook up a whole bunch of things. She opened it up, ":) Ohhhh !! THIS looks like FUN!! :) Then, *I* opened up MY present from my wild cousin Jean.. A 25 foot maze to color in! Whoa! I think I might have to start that in our third floor, and run it down the various stairways.. so each one of us can add a line, using respective colors. Gotta get that honey started. Our upstairs tenant had made some AMAZING butterscotch and chocolate chip cookies! Still warm! well, we were all so full.. and Dad had spent the day in Newton.. and we usually eat supper between 5:45 and 6pm. suddenly, my sister looks at her watch... it's 10 of 6!! so, we scramble the rest of the things to put them away. Mum and I pile in the car (I can't drive long distances yet), and we zoom back to Newton. We get home... Dad hasn't eaten yet.. so, we regail him with all the happenings of the Northshore... I fall into bed, happy, tired, sunburnt.. my ears still full of the Carolina Wren and multiple Songsparrows that were up there. This AFTERNOON (ulp!), woke up way too late.. came down to find a mini birthday cake with candles on it, a package of half-moons, a bevy of grapefruit and oranges (oh, YUMMY), and a couple of birthday cards.. one written in German, that had a $50 in it! Wowwwowwowowwowowo. Went up, had a lovely (Long) conversation with my sister, then, after a good back-loosening bath, hopped in the car, and went to a fantastic Thai restaurant (Amarin of Thailand, Centre Street (on the Watertown side of Center street, next to Bertucci's) and piled into Shrimp red curry, Dad had chicken yellow curry, and Mum had something that was like "Panang, panang..." but, I can't remember all of the syllables. Finished with a gala scoop of ginger ice cream.. Yummy! came back, fully birthday'ed out.. But, Mum wasn't done yet.. She lit the candles on the mini birthday cake.. and I blew them out.. and cut pieces out for everybody. Dad was able to look at that fiddle tune that I'd written, and he said he couldn't figure out whether I was responding to my Celtic half, or whether I'd heard too much Handel, as part of it sounds JUST like a theme from Judas Maccabeaus. And, tomorrow is the marathon. Hopefully I will get sufficient rest, and the back will cooperate. I should have walked more today... but there are other things pending. I think I'll do a good walk tomorrow to compensate. And you know? I realized that once I didn't expect anything on my birthday, I was highly and pleasantly surprised! Wow! So, that's what I did on 4/20. I had a very good birthday. Good stuff. S."
thank you notes: Jean - $20 bill and 25 foot maze; Winni -- those great chocolate chip and butterscotch cookies; Mum and Dad -- fruit and half-moons, and birthday cake, and the $50 dollar bill, and Amarin; Martha J. -- the beautiful roses that she got me.. that I couldn't get my nose out of; Missy -- for being around.. and giving me the rousing birthday "prrrrrrr -- mrrrrrr ooowwwww!" :] Shirley - for engineering all of this get-together shindig Judy and Herman -- note for the birthday card Ted and Alice -- thanks for the scarf, and great card. And, that fiddle tune is almost finished! Things ta do: Make copy of Dad's AES glider movie for Jonath-head and John Make copy of Three Dog Night for John. Okay, that'll do... :) S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 04/20/2008 23:05:07
In honor of Dorine.. hopefully she might actually be there...

"In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus"

Plus, a bunch of others:

Wiga Gabriel 1939

"In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa . . .
Da läuft so manches Fäßchen aus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa . . .
Da hat so manche braver Mann:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa . . .
Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
Schon früh am Morgen fing er an
Und spät am Abend kam er heraus
So schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus.
1. Da, wo die grüne Isar fließt,
Wo man mit "Grüß Gott" dich grüßt,
Liegt meine schöne Münch'ner Stadt,
Die ihresgleichen nicht hat.
Wasser ist billig, rein und gut,
Nur verdünnt es unser Blut,
Schöner sind Tropfen gold'nen Wein's,
Aber am schönsten ist eins:
In München steht ein . . . . .

2. Da trinkt man Bier nicht aus dem Glas,
Da gibt's nur "die große Maß!"
Und wenn der erste Maßkrug leer,
Bringt dir die Reserl bald mehr.
Oft kriegt zu Haus die Frau 'nen Schreck,
Bleibt der Mann mal länger weg.
Aber die braven Nachbarsleut',
Die wissen besser Bescheid!
In München steht ein . . . . .
3. Wenn auch so manche schöne Stadt
Sehenswürdigkeiten hat,
Eins gibt es nirgendwo wie hier:
Das ist das Münchener Bier.
Wer dieses kleine Lied erdacht
Hat so manche lange Nacht
Über dem Münchener Bier studiert
Und hat es gründlich probiert.
In München steht ein . . . . . "

But, where is there the TUNE??????

Let's try this AGAIN...
mit noten:

Well, guess "noten" is easier said than done... Sheesh!
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By polyrhythmlife
On 04/28/2008 13:50:26
I was looking for more on a totally unrelated news story, ran across one of Barry's paintings, and further wanderings off the original path took me to your blog. Life can be full of wonderful surprises. Anna Hoffman was my great aunt (my mother's mother's sister). She was a delightful woman, warm, intelligent, humorous, and yes, a brilliant pianist. ...and you knew her how? I would love to fill in some of this forgotten family history, and help you with your poking around.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/10/2008 18:36:11
^^ Ketchup with ya.. gotta put these links in, first... While my cat is sitting here, looking at me as if I'm crazy.. while I "weeble" around to some good music! Mr. Bigstuff -- from Satisfaction: Jean Knight -- with the back Reggae on it: Drum tracks to Mr. Big Stuff: ROCKER version of Mr. Big Stuff: -- Precious Metal: Precious Metal on stage: Dolly Dots -- (1988) good harms -- Mr. Bigstuff:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/10/2008 21:22:51

What I'm looking for.... Remember this... off of

Track Listing from "Satisfaction":

This url has both sides of CD soundtrack:

Packaging, man, packaging!

google search results for Soundtracks:

Google results for Satisfaction, soundtrack:

What I'm looking for.... Remember this... off of

Track Listing from "Satisfaction":

This url has both sides of CD soundtrack:

Packaging, man, packaging!

google search results for Soundtracks:

Google results for Satisfaction, soundtrack:

We found us some more on YouTube:

Movie opening:

Trailer on YouTube:
Satisfaction-Movie trailer

Britta playing in group Luna:

download soundtrack through here?
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/14/2008 21:35:13
Okay.. information on Facet Joints and Facet block (injections) from the MGH website...

Reasons for procedure:

Your doctor has requested this procedure because you have back, buttock, hip and/or thigh pain. The two major reasons to perform this procedure are to determine whether particular facet joints are causing your symptoms, and to provide temporary pain relief. Although these goals are usually achieved, it is impossible to guarantee that the cause of your pain will be identified, and your pain will be decreased. The period of relief is different in each patient.

Description of procedure:

The procedure takes about 30 minutes. You will lie on your stomach on a soft cushion. Your skin will be cleaned with an antiseptic soap, and then numbed with a local anesthetic. Using fluoroscopy (continuous x-ray), the radiologist will pass a needle into the appropriate facet joint. A separate needle is used for each joint. A very small amount of contrast dye will be injected to confirm correct needle position, and then the medications will be injected. During injection, you may feel pressure or mild discomfort. These sensations will only last several seconds. Please inform the radiologist if you feel these sensations, as it will help to diagnose the exact source of your pain.

Two different medications are injected around your joint. A short-acting anesthetic agent is injected for diagnostic information. If your pain is relieved immediately following the procedure, it will come back after the anesthetic agent wears off in about 4 to 5 hours. An anti-inflammatory steroid is injected for longer-lasting pain relief, but it will not begin working for 1 to 2 days. The steroid reaches maximum effectiveness in 5 to 7 days. The duration of relief depends on many factors, including the severity and reversibility of your condition.

After the procedure:

You will receive discharge instructions as well as a pain diary to record the changes in your symptoms. You will not be allowed to drive, however you can leave the hospital immediately if you have someone to drive you home and stay with you for 4 to 5 hours. The short-acting anesthetic can make your legs feel numb or weak for 4 to 5 hours. You should minimize activity during this time, and then resume routine daily activities as tolerated. Avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 7 days.

Risks associated with this procedure:

Complications are infrequent but possible. The needle could cause local bleeding or infection. Rare complications include allergic reaction to the x-ray dye or anesthetic medication. If the anesthetic spreads to nearby nerves, you may develop temporary leg weakness or numbness. Pain may be temporarily worsened after the procedure.
Please call us 24 hours ahead of time if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment: (617) 726-7717

Please bring your most recent MRI or CT scans of your spine to your procedure.

If your symptoms are mild, do not take pain medications before the procedure.

If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, please call and tell us prior to your appointment.

Are you allergic to shellfish or x-ray dye (contains iodine)?

Do you have diabetes?

Do you take Coumadin or other blood thinners?

Are you being treated for an infection?

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To prevent excessive motion, over-twisting or toppling over, the segments of the spine are stabilized by a number of structures that nonetheless preserve the flexibility needed to turn, look around and get around. The facet joints, or joints with “small faces” are found at every spinal level (except at the top level) and provide about 20% of the torsional (twisting) stability in the neck and low back. The vertebrae of the chest area are normally far less mobile and permit a small amount of forward/backward and some side bending, and very little twisting.

In the low back, forward-backward bending is limited to about 12 degrees and lateral (to the side) bending to about 5 degrees. Lower back rotation is limited to only about 2 degrees per segment, since excessive rotation could lead to spinal cord or nerve damage.

At each given spinal level the angle of the facets - relative to a plane running through the body from front to back - varies from more parallel to more perpendicular. Each facet joint is positioned at each level to provide the needed limits to motion, especially to rotation and to prevent forward slipping (spondylolisthesis) of that vertebra over the one below.

Each upper half of the paired facet joints are attached on both sides on the backside of each vertebra, near its side limits, then extend downward. These faces project forward or towards the side. The other halves of the joints arise on the vertebra below then project upwards, facing backward or towards the midline to engage the downward faces of the upper facet halves.

The facet joints do slide on each other and both sliding surfaces are normally coated by a very low friction, moist cartilage. A small sack or capsule surrounds each facet joint and provides a sticky lubricant for the joint. Each sack has a rich supply of tiny nerve fibers that provide a warning when irritated.

The intervertebral discs are also a type of joint in the spine, and are bound together by flexible fibers in several circling bands, like a tough fire hose, that make up the outer portion of the disc. Disc joints can bend and rotate a bit but do not slide as do most body joints.

Facet joint problems – back pain from bone spurs and osteoarthritis
Facet joints are in almost constant motion with the spine and quite commonly simply wear out or become degenerated in many patients. When facet joints become worn or torn the cartilage may become thin or disappear and there may be a reaction of the bone of the joint underneath producing overgrowth of bone spurs and an enlargement of the joints. The joint is then said to have arthritic (literally, joint inflammation-degeneration) changes, or osteoarthritis, that can produce considerable back pain on motion. This condition may also be referred to as “facet joint disease” or “facet joint syndrome”.
A protective reflex arrangement arises when the facets are inflamed which causes the nearby muscles that parallel the spine to go into spasm. We therefore see inflamed facets causing crooking and out-of posture of the back, along with powerful muscle spasm. Manually ‘correcting’ this spinal curvature actually depends on relaxing the spastic muscles and not a rearrangement of bony structures.

Oh. Lovely!

Groovy! Found some more!

Facet Joint Syndrome
Facet joints occur in pairs at the back of each vertebra. The facet joints link the vertebrae directly above and below to form a working unit that permits movement of the spine. The structure of the facet joint is identical to other joints in the body, such as knees and hips.

The bone surfaces of the facet joints are covered with a specialized tissue called articular cartilage. The joint is lined by a membrane called the synovium and enclosed in a fibrous sac called a joint capsule. A thick liquid (synovial fluid) surrounds the joint, allowing the bones to move without friction.

Facet joint syndrome refers to pain that occurs in the facet joints. This syndrome most often affects the lower back and neck. Lumbar facet syndrome might cause referred pain to the buttocks and thigh. Facet syndrome in the neck might cause headaches or shoulder pain.

What are the symptoms of facet joint syndrome?
Symptoms of facet joint syndrome in the lower back include:

Pain or tenderness in the lower back
Pain that increases with twisting or arching the body
Pain that moves to the buttocks or the back of the thighs — This pain is usually a deep, dull ache.
Stiffness or difficulty with certain movements, such as standing up straight or getting up out of a chair
Symptoms of facet joint syndrome in the neck include:

Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Difficulty rotating the head
What causes facet joint syndrome?
There are several possible causes of pain that originates in a facet joint. An injury and/or changes associated with aging might cause the cartilage cushion that covers the bones to wear away, causing pain as the bones of the joint rub together.

In addition, small nerves that branch out from the spinal nerves supply the facet joints. Irritation or pinching of these nerves also can lead to pain. Poor posture, which forces the spine out of alignment, can be a factor in the development of pain from the facet joints. Trauma, inflammation, infection, and disc degeneration are other suggested causes of facet joint pain.

How common is facet joint syndrome?
Facet joint syndrome is more common in the elderly, as changes to the joints associated with aging are present in most people over 50 years of age.

How is facet joint syndrome diagnosed?
Often, a health care provider will suspect facet joint syndrome after an evaluation that includes a complete medical history and physical examination. The health care provider might order an X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan of the spine, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to rule out another disorder — such as a fractured or herniated disc — as the cause of the pain.

A procedure called a facet joint block might be done to determine if the facet joints are the source of the pain. A facet joint block involves injecting a numbing medicine into or very near the nerves that supply the facet joint. Facet joint syndrome is confirmed if there is a significant decrease (50 percent or more) in pain after the joint has been numbed. If the pain is not relieved by the injection, it is unlikely that the facet joint is the source of the pain.

How is facet joint syndrome treated?
Facet joint syndrome most often is treated with a combination of non-surgical methods, including:

Posture correction — Keeping the spine in proper alignment can reduce stress on the lower back and neck.
Activity modification — This might include altering your home and workplace environments to avoid excessive twisting, stretching, and bending. Using proper lifting techniques also is important for protecting the back and neck.
Exercise/physical therapy — The goal of exercise and/or physical therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation, and increase pain-free movement. Exercise also increases circulation, which aids healing. It also improves flexibility and builds strength.
Medicines — Medicines can help relieve pain, and reduce inflammation and muscle spasms. An over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as Motrin, might be recommended to help reduce pain and swelling. Stronger medicines might be prescribed if the NSAIDs do not provide relief. These medicines might include pain medicines and muscle relaxants. These medicines can have side effects, including nausea, headaches, and sleepiness.
If a facet block confirms the facet joint as the primary source of pain, a more long-term treatment might be needed.

When non-surgical treatment fails, a surgical procedure called radiofrequency rhizotomy might be necessary to relieve pain and improve mobility. Radiofrequency rhizotomy, also called radiofrequency neurotomy, is the surgical "de-nerving" of the facet joint.

The doctor uses a special X-ray connected to a monitor to accurately place a needle with a small electrode into the facet joint. An electric current is used to destroy the sensory nerves of the joint, leading to pain relief.

What is the outlook for people with facet joint syndrome?
An active rehabilitation program — including anti-inflammatory medicine, physical therapy, and activity modification — often is enough to help a person with facet joint syndrome become pain-free. About 80 percent of people who have facet nerve blocks experience good to excellent relief that can last for several months.

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Argh! Argh! Argh! TMI:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/14/2008 22:03:42
DDN Board Jazz: How do you get those cute little dollfaces? Just by typing dollface1 and dollface2 and also dollface3 in these brackets [ ]. There are no more dollfaces at the moment, but if you choose you can donate some dollfaces for Linh to upload for thse rest of to use. Okay. May we NOT lose this info this time!! S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/15/2008 21:53:32
For Mum: Henei ma Tov -- a la party: just this, I guess.. no sheet music. S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/22/2008 23:23:39
From the Highland thread "What's the weather today?" Guess they didn't get my prose: oh well:
"Partly cloudy. Rain in the afternoon... Drizzling afterdark with lingering murk. Monotonous drizzle with kitty waving tail in the afternoon... Trees merrily waft a virtual confetti shower of pollen... Abstract sneeze-gusts up to two miles an hour... (If it's my mother -- SIX mph... lol ) Wind chill factor warrants a sweatshirt over a long-sleeved t-shirt... possible windbreaker an option... or fleece throw. Deep Cello C-string yawns at 4:30 due to deep murkiness. Pastel-painted magnolias and apple trees on Grey wash sky. Rejuvenation agent possible with steeping tea bag in lovely steaming mug. That about covers it. S."
Hmmm -- I'll just put this over here where I can enjoy it...
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By RulerOfTheArts
On 05/23/2008 19:13:45
Here Shadow, I thought you might enjoy this clip. It is of Joplin's Bethena. I find this piece of music very beautiful and haunting. It is so different to his other songs, as well. I suppose those attributes could be due to the fact he wrote it after his love died after only a few months of being married. I like the way this young man plays the piece. Other people seem to play it too fast for my liking, and not..pensive, enough, if that makes sense. I mean, I think he is musing about his love..and I don't feel musings would be rushed. The middle part is also so emotional..which I feel couldn't be expressed very well if the piece wasn't slow and graceful. This song has special meaning for me because I used to warm up at the barre to that piece in ballet technique class. It brings back fond memories for me. Hope you enjoy it! :)
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/24/2008 21:42:34
^^ Need to get to that link.. But.. DIA hearing June 2nd ****9:15 in th MORNING!!!**** PREPARE! June 3rd -- Facet block injection June 30th facet block injection follow up appointment Mid-August -- Facet joint surgery???? In the meantime, trek like crazy with those trekking poles! yeah! CAREFULLY! S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 05/30/2008 23:22:59
Waltz Clog -- Looking pretty good! 1. Tap-style waltz clog: 2nd one is like what I learned.... Freshwater Dance demo -- pretty good -- did some steps differently to what steps we did. Sam Sherry Waltz Clog: This is the STUFF!!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/04/2008 01:45:20
Argh!! I'm bloody patient! I want things to speed up SOO MUCH, and well, IT JUST DOESN'T GO THAT WAY! I want to run, and dance, and prance... And, I need to be ultra careful, take things one step at a time.... Forget the fact that I'm so heavy right now, I'm depressed; Forget the fact that I feel more weight pressing down on the back; forget the fact that I just need mobility to alleviate simple depression symptoms. Eating and sleeping = one pitifully overweight blob. And yet, WHY am I this hungry? Meal regulation? Found that even short walks cause my tummy to puff out.. ???? Waiting, and waiting, and waiting... one to two days.. no strenuous activity... pain log.... don't they know, the longer I wait, the harder it's going to be to get this extra weight the heck off???? At least I had fun during the procedure! S.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/07/2008 17:31:24
Okay. are we brave? Today (well, Thursday I should have started my new bc pill pack. Now tis the time... we see what happens with the "self guniea pig." Ortho Tryclen Lo -- 3 tabs... Keep a watch out for: -- terrible nausea, with potential vomiting; -- weight gain; -- emotional instability -- up to and including crying; -- tender and swollen breasts -- which might go up a cup size (!!) -- consistent bloating; -- insomnia. Plus, whatever lovelies this thing can throw at me! Argh! THIS ONE -- invaluable!! The home page: Goddess, PLEASE help me find the right kind of match! S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/12/2008 01:17:59
Facet block injections.. slow.. back, still painful. still hard to walk... wanted to do more physical therapy.. felt depressed going into club... In the meantime.... I found Herbie... And, on Amazon, I found Paul Butterfield! Hendrix and Butterfield: Little Wing: Evrything's Gonna Be All right! "Be Good To Yourself: Some really good harP! "walkin' Blues" Butterfield and Foghat: Shake your moneymaker: "Mr. Drink: "Train I ride" Paul Butterfield and Fleetwood Mac: And more vids: Aerosmith -- "Come together: Aerosmith and Pops: Dream On Aerosmith and Pops: Walk This Way: Plus, one of the Mischievous Cutie: Miss and the bathtub: Mmmm :)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/15/2008 00:17:17
Hoedown island:
Hoedown Island Cloggers -- run by Richard Jett

Riverside Cloggers...??

App Mountain Dance:

Kentucky Natural Bridge:

Performing Arts Reading Room at library of congress.. where many dance art forms have been archived:

Library of Congress, Music, Theatre, Dance:

found more things
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/15/2008 19:42:14
Research on Critton Hollow String Band.. Mark Schatz plays bass**** probably adds feet as well: on CDbaby: Also, on Cowboys and Indians clogging-style cuts: Crow Creek Indian Nation Lost Indian Bell Cow/Growling old man & grumbling old woman Has cut 13 .. on it.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/15/2008 20:37:50
Good, ole timey music on CD Baby: Iron Mt. plus all these: Wow!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 06/25/2008 23:14:37
What I wrote.. in response to Joy's loss of Maggie May... brought back too many memories of Ms. Shebabeeb. Lovely girl she was....
"I still see the face of my black beauty Sheba.. those yellow eyes gleaming in love, action... the lovely loud rumbling purr she would make... and I found out.. after she died... my Vet confessed to me... that liver cancer is quite common in Maine coons. There is now a vaccine available... and, they are trying to work with prevention. **sigh, groan** As you walk forward. There is one on four feet who is summoned away. You... feeling a vacancy.. the carrier is too light... That meow that used to be so insistent. Feline smile... the welcoming chirrup... is it there in your mind? The bridge is a hard road to gain passage to. It's a hard road.. and the tickets are hard to come by. But, every pet is loveable enough... Love means sometimes to grit one's teeth, and take the hard choice. Remembering how she'd play. Remembering her favorite toys. Remembering how she'd eat. The curve of her tail. Where she wanted to sleep. Joy, you need to give yourself time. Maybe a celebration that she came into your life. Lofting a cup in the air.. "This represents my love for her.. treat her well." did she rub heads with you? Did she jump up on the desk, and knock things off, until you came to feed her? Did she lie down on the floor, put all feet up in the air.. and look at you with a gaze that could melt a heart of stone? What a precious kitty! How she changed... Big, furr bundle of LOVE. I know: When you held her, you held a CAT! The weight. The size. The shape. With the torches lit in tribute... I sing and dance with you.. so her spirit is never forgotten... And she always resides In your heart. All the hugs from a cat-knowing person. Shadow."
What Joy replied.. which opened up a lump:
"MTF, glitter, and Shadow...thanks for the sweet words. Shadow, your poetic ability never ceases to amaze me. Yes, I do believe Maggie is now reunited with her big brother Willie in heaven, confusing the heck out of everybody else. :) MTF, your cat who died in 2006...I really understand still missing her. What I've found is that the passage of time HELPS, but it doesn't make the pain STOP. glitter and others, thanks for the reassurance that I did the right thing today. Shadow...I can just picture Sheba and I know how much you loved her and must still miss her. That's very interesting about the liver cancer thing..."
That lovely, lovely girl... and, the levvy breaks. My tears run hard and hot... I see her... that waving tail in the corner of my eyes. That grin... she's ready to come and rub...
"Sheba.... matte black cat... Shadow of my Shadow. big grin... Jawa fun in wild green of back yard. Alien-like, she would rise up onto the wall. NO mouth... until she meowed. BIG fan of shrimp. Had to keep the shrimp fixings on top of the fridge. she would sleep on the bed with me. Unison yawns in the morning. Went to pack to go on a trip. First thing in the suitcase: Shebie. Sitting on the top step of our house with her brother... in the "loaf-of-bread" position, covered in snow. As we come driving up the driveway.. from a day trip... Icing-covered Sheba, and Sugar-Frosted Arin. Happy Mother-lode of humor on four black-velvet paws. Pushed against my leg when I went into HER half of the bed. The cancer ate her from within. I stood there, helpless. Crying. Her eyes, too full of pain, but still, she's trying to maintain her dignity. A third of her weight.. gone.. as she struggles. Tries to eat. Tries to tell me it's all going to be okay. Grabbing my hand.. pulling it to her forehead.. rubbing her head against it. The last day... carrying her upstairs... letting her be on my bed. Her second place. Crying into the velvet softness of her coat. Her eyes begging me, pleading me... "Shadow. It hurts SOO much.. make it stop." The tears... burning tracks.... anger... searing pain of loss. The heavyness of my heart... as we load her in the carrier for the last time. Arin... staring at me. "What the hell are you doing?!" Shebie.. those eyes.. SO trusting... full of love. Patting her.. the purr is still there... even when she's weak. The decision.. and the hypo is injected. Her eyes.. on me.. "Jump, Shebe! Get out of there! Get out of that hurting body! Save your spirit!" Then, the blue cloud lifting. The body is still. I pick up the carrier.. empty.. barren.. like my heart Getting into the car. I am numb. I am in shock. I can't drive.. so my mother starts the car.. we drive home. don't want to eat, don't want to sleep. The fur is still on my covers. Where I groomed her last. The burning emptiness. The bed... I can't reach over and touch her. She isn't there. The vet's office delivered flowers the next day. People sent condolences cards. I saw her laughing at me.. playing with her toys. The way she would play string and box with me. The way she would pull a mat on top of her.. and run underneath it. Joy -- it was SOO hard! And then, after Arin disappeared.... I couldn't believe that Mum would make me go questing for another cat. I felt as if I had no love to give. It was all gone. But, after a series of months.... Mum admitted to crying when she would go past the petfood section of the supermarket. We got word of a family a distance away... who had cats. Who had too many cats... and one needed a good home. And they'd thought of us. And me. And so we went. And the cat... who was going to be given... came trotting down the stairs to greet us. Rubbing against our legs. Purring. And, something in my heart, that I didn't know existed, grew. Put forth buds. Blossomed... reached out to the cat. Bonded. These little creatures.. in their fur coats... with their varying personalities.... come into our lives... and take us over.. utterly. I ain't complainin'. I love them SOOO much. I wish they could live longer. But, life is life.... And we have to learn to accept it. {{JoyNoelle}} With all my heart. Shadow."
To Moonlight, Fiddle, Shebie, Arin.. you all were AMAZING!!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By smileywoman
On 07/01/2008 19:23:39
*sneaks into diary, tip toes over to Shadow with a gentle hug which provides MAGICAL pain relief* I SO wish that I could do that for you my dear. I'm so very sorry for your pain. Chronic pain is not foreign to me, but I've never had it to the level that you do, and I wish I could take your pain away. I send you lots of love and hugs, and virtual (magically) pain relief.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By RulerOfTheArts
On 07/01/2008 20:19:33
(((BIG HUG))) I am sorry to hear about your pain, Shadow! I send you lots of good vibes and hugs to you..I hope you feel better soon!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/10/2008 13:49:21
^^ Thanks.. your great positive thoughts.. and good music.. we SHALL NOT FAIL!! :] (Fiendish grin!) Tribute to: Dudley and Jackie Laufman, Bob McQuillen, Daddy, Jack Sloanaker, Cal Howard, Donna Hinds Hebert (sp?), the late Johnny Ward, Roddy and Randy Miller, Ted Sannella, Ralph Page, and all the Contra/Square musicians and folk who have kept the dances going all these years!! The F & W Records have kept me going.. when I felt depressed. When I felt like quitting.. when I felt like my mood couldn't get any lower. Have all the records. Have dubbed records onto cassette, because the Camry wagon doesn't take playing LP's too well. Bought the CD, as soon as I heard about it.. thing is -- WHERE IS Larry O'Gaff, Flop Eared Mule, etc.????? Have been playing -- on mandolin, and on all forms of media (and feeling) "Poor Auld Woman" -- seems to be in the same ball park as "Growling Olde Man and Grumbling Old Woman." Always grin big, when I read Dudley's wordings... oh, so special... When the back starts to hurt too much. Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra -- at Hey! They took out the sound samples! Dudley's site pertaining to the above album: the link with playable sound samples on CDBaby. Good summary on the album:
"The Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra is a root band of traditional New England Square and Contra Dance Music. Its LP records have inspired imitations and offshoots for the last 30 years. This 74-minute compact disc is taken from long-playing records released in the 1970s, and an out-of-print 45-rpm record made for the Country Dance Society. It is single-speed mastered by Oasis to produce this quality archive. The musicians usually play in smaller groupings for dances around New England where Dudley Laufman has been calling dances for fifty-five years. Assembled as you hear them here, they played many places, including the Newport Folk Festival, Fox Hollow, Old Songs Festival, Morning Pro Musica, and the New England Folk Festival. Why is this music, much of it known to the American Colonists, so fresh and energetic? The Canterbury plays by ear and doesn't rehearse, arrange, and re-record. Leads are swapped spontaneously-there are surprises for the players as well as listeners. It's a happening. It's fun. Canterbury musicians have formed or played with other bands, composed music, built instruments, played as far from home as Nova Scotia and Alaska. Although three of the musicians on the album cover are no longer living, today's orchestra has the same full Canterbury sound and played recently at the New Hampshire Folk Festival and at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two musicians have received special honors: Dudley Laufman and Bob McQuillen were individually awarded the Folk Heritage Award of the State of New Hampshire. Bob McQuillen received the National Folk Heritage award in 2002."
Dudley's DVD: More links from google search: Dudley's wonderful prose and poetry: Notes from the back of the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra LP:
"6/Eight Yes, it was a mixture of pine trees & hayfields honey & woodsmoke, a strange combination for a jig, but dammit, if a girl hangs her sweater in the woodshed & her father is a farmer, you have the makings for a country dance, & that describes it."
My favorite: preamble: [q]"Today, the youth culture, the kids from the communes [this was from the 1960's], are frequenting the dances (invading is a better word) by the hundreds, filling the halls to overflowing almost every Friday and Saturday night. They are innovating a dance style all their own, enlarging and enhancing on the clogging and scuffing shuffle step, dancing all the time, interspersing rock steps with traditional."[/q] [q]"They arrive, spilling into the hall like a tipped over basket of many colored balls of heavy yarn, waving college pennants, and start to unravel, spinning around like parenthesis. Some go down the center like Slinkies -- some turn like a brace & bit, others like a dime on edge. The fiddler rubs rosin along his bow and a fine dust rises out over the hall. He breaks off small pieces, doling them out to the orchestra like ginger. The prompter [caller] drinks his down with one swill of flute water, the piano players tapes hers to the bottom of her sandal, the accordian player holds his between his teeth, the banjo player smiles like Jack Palance, and the flute players pass as they take joy in mercury."[/q] And, going vertically on the LP:
"Reel des Moissonneurs is of a gay ric rac complete with a zipper. McGuinness's Delight is a winter tune... a felt lining for heavy boots. Chorus Jig is a burlap bag of rosin kept in an old attic. Each tune does not hum along in a straight line. They are wrapped in strips of seersucker... reams of corduroy.. bolts of denim."
And, from Dudley's site: [q]"[b]WOOD[/b] This is the log that comes from a tree that is felled to the ground that is hauled to the mill and sawed into boards that makes the fiddle that makes the music that makes feet thump the floor that is made of wood This the sheep who gives of her wool and this is the fleece that lines the case wherein lies the fiddle that is made of wood And this selfsame sheep has the guts that cross the bridge to bring out music that lies in the wood Here is the horse who has the tail that provides the hair that spans the bow that touches the gut that makes the music that comes from the wood This is the hand that draws the bow across the strings that sing of maple and spruce and these are the fingers that press the strings against the ebony for a night of dancing And all the time the feet are tapping feet are thumping all the time these feet are thumping on the floor that is made of wood."[/q] —Dudley Laufman Dudley's site for Traditional New England barn dances in the States, plus:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/10/2008 16:23:49
Now that that sexual perversion that Adriana_Moon put in here, has been graciously vaccuumed out.... What I had INTENDED to put in here: YouTube's great treasury on West African Dance, Music, Drumming: YouTube's great offerings on African Drumming/Djembe: YouTube's great treasure trove on West African Dance: West African Dance: West African Dance Performance: West African Dance Class: West African Djembe: We're gonna have FUN with these! :) :)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/10/2008 19:37:58
Schtuff: Big Trouble in Little China: FMC (channel 63) July 21st, 6pm -- 8pm. On on from: winkipedia: [q]"References to Chinese mysticism Some of the Chinese mythology in the film is based on actual history. Lo Pan is a famous legend in Chinese history. He was a “shadow emperor”[3] appointed by the first sovereign emperor Chan Che Wong. Lo Pan was put on the throne as an impersonator because Wong was afraid of being assassinated. However, Lo Pan tried to take over and was cursed by Wong to exist without flesh for 2,000 years until he could marry a girl with green eyes.[3] Egg Shen defines "difficulty at the beginning" which is a hexagram from the Book of Changes or I Ching. Lo Pan is the name of the compass used for geomancy or feng shui. It literally means everything bowl – the device that reveals the secrets of the universe. There are several allusions - and even earthly representations - of several elements from Diyu, the Chinese depiction of Hell."[/q] Fan board for Big Trouble: YouTube on Big Trouble... google results: Dante's Peak:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/13/2008 02:43:22
^^ Sheesh!! Take a look at the first post on page one.. and READ IT CAREFULLY!! Spells it out pretty well.... In the meantime: Wow sorts of YouTube: Lightning strikes, and weather phenomena: Electric arc at transfer station: Tornado during Futbol match: Wild sky, tornado, and other phenomena: Mammatus cloud in Sydney, Aussieland Supercells: Tornado goes over camerman: FIRE tornadoes: Ball Lightning: Restricted, cloud-to-cloud lightning: Gravity wave?!?! Devil's Tower: Wild weather in Kansas:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/14/2008 21:42:51
Marianne Taylor's special website: Marianne's return home. Folk dance etiquette Here are some useful suggestions that help make dancing more enjoyable for everyone. * Join a line dance at the end of the line farthest from the leader. * Join a contra line or longways set at the end farthest from the music. * If you don’t know a line or circle dance that is being done without teaching, try it behind the line or outside the circle first to see if you can pick it up without getting in the way. * Remember, “The smaller the step, the smaller the mistake,” as Marianne Taylor always says. * Friendly smiles and eye contact add to the community spirit that helps make folk dancing so much fun. * Be proactive about getting partners. Anyone may ask another person to do a partner dance. * When handholds are part of a dance, keep firm but relaxed contact with your neighbor or partner-- don’t squeeze! For shoulder holds, don’t grip your neighbor’s upper arm. * Express any comments about the teaching or live music in a constructive manner. Feedback is most effective when respectfully given after a dance has been done. * If you are sitting out during dancing or teaching, please be quiet so that the music or the teacher can be heard by those participating. * To protect our wooden dance floors, please change from street shoes to clean, soft-soled shoes before dancing. * For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with asthma or allergies, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products at our dances. * All FAC dances are nonsmoking events. Please do not smoke anywhere in the buildings or anywhere near the entrances to the buildings. * Some of our dance halls are located in residential neighborhoods. To avoid disturbing our neighbors, please do not talk loudly outside the building after leaving the dance. More "line dances" for Marianne:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/16/2008 00:36:41
Dancing/clogging in Beverly Hillbillies movie: on the plane: For Andrew: Foggy Mountain Breakdown: with 59 banjer players! Mikayla Roach -- Orange Blossom Special -- intonation is ALMOST there! Cape Breton fiddle -- sounds good, by a 7 year old! And I know the tune, very well... but, what IS it?? Sounds like "Growling Old Man and Grumbling Old Woman.. plus: Now, THIS fiddle medley I can get into!! Speed the Plow/Maid Behind the Bar/Temperance Reel. Last fiddler's got DOUBLE STOPS!! and GOOD ones! Black Mountain Rag -- with slur Gigue? Northside Kitchen... has a great lilt to it! and Rakes of Kildar medley Cape Breton step dancing -- MY way (bare footed) more Cape Breton step -- with side ankle breakers: Natalie!! (MacMaster) -- [We knew that!!! :) } David's Jig/Valerie Pringle's Reel Natalie and Thomas Dolby Natalie does "Devil Went Down to GA" Natalie and Bela groove it up! Closest in my heart: square and contra dancing: Here's the Scout House -- guess I don't miss it that much! I can SEE it! :) :) YouTube at the Scout House: Some HAWT Old Time fiddle -- looks like Ger on the right! Bruce Molsky!! Yes!! :) :] Sally Ann: Alison Krauss and Union Station: cluck Old Hen: - blurred sound: Much better sound: Various of the "Chicken chokers" -- probably have them on a previous post: Larry O'Gaff -- box: Peggy's Page: St. Anne's Reel -- folksy style: Brad Leftwich: Brad and the Humdingers play for a great square: La Bastringue: Jay Ungar -- and Ashokan Farewell: Sally Goodin' -- with intentional flatted notes: Leahy stepdances: I guess this will do :) :)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/26/2008 01:01:40
if they don't move out on cue... Next Gen Bloopers along with DS 9 and Voyager Commercial for "comic Relief: Whalesong TOS bloopers part 2 Somewhat blurred, probably the original ones: latest TOS blooper reel of series I'm a doctor, not a Star Trekkin' Trek TNG: Trek: TNG -- Generations: little wavery. Star Trek Humor: Riker TNG bloopers: Star Wars: Phantom Menace Bloopers 1 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: STar WArs: Revenge of the Sith: Spock vs. Q: When I'm 64 -- pretty good!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/26/2008 15:55:14
BRING IT ON, BIG STAR! Ohmygoodness.... SCHWWWWAAAAAP!! But, this is certainly worth it! Bugs of Ali Baba! The whole woiks: More of Bugs, and mucha Bugs, etc.: "It Disrupts my view of Venus...." Bugs and Marvin the Martian: Happy BBBBBBB Birthday, you Thing from another world: Hasty Hare -- first his Hare, and then.... Belafonte: The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Jimmy Cliff: The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lion Sleeps Tonight: Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Mbube Wimoweh Mbube -- Mahotella Queens: Mariam Makeba, Pata Pata, plus: Mariam Makeba -- youTube's Treasury: Mahotella Queens YouTube Treasury: Soweto Gospel Choir: YouTube Soweto Gospel Choir Treasury: We'll just "Mbube" our way into that big star...!!! :] dance it up, now.. GENTLY AND CAREFULLY!! Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Township Jive! Check these guys out! WOW! Boyoyo boys: Ohhhh, Happy Day: LOOK at all the vids! Sister Act II: Sister Act II and Lauryn Hill:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/27/2008 00:29:52
Wishing on a Star -- Rose Royce:
"Artist: Rose Royce Song: Wishing on a Star Complimentary RingtoneComplimentary “Wishing on a Star” RingtoneComplimentary Ringtone I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a dream To follow what it means I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a dream To follow what it means And I wish on all the rainbows that I see I wish on all the people who really dream And I'm wishing on tomorrow, praying it'll comes And I'm wishing on all the lovin' we've ever done I never thought I'd see A time when you would be So far away from home So far away from me Just think of all the moments that we'd spent I just can't let you go, for me you were meant And I didn't mean to hurt you, but I know That in the game of love you reap what you sow I feel it's time we should make up, baby I feel it's time for us to get back together And make the best of things, oh, baby When we're together, whether or never I feel it's time we should make up, baby I feel it's time for us to get back together And make the best of things, oh, baby When we're together, whether or never I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a dream To follow what it means And I wish on all the rainbows that I see I wish on all the people we've ever been And I'm hopin' on all the days to come and days to go And I'm hopin' on days of lovin' you so I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a star Oh;oh;oh; And I wish on all the rainbows that I see I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a star And I wish on all the rainbows that I see I'm wishing on a star To follow where you are I'm wishing on a star oh, oh, ah, ah I'm wishing on a star, oh,oh To follow where you are I'm wishing on a star, baby To follow wherever you might be Wishing in a star, oh, oh To follow where you are, oh, oh, ah, ah...." I wanna get next to you: Car Wash.. 1978 -- Rose Royce -- live:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/28/2008 18:34:25
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 07/28/2008 23:41:49
Uterine Fibroid/Endometriosis Re-research: Treating Fibroids Uterine fibroids affect every woman differently. And even though you need to work with a doctor to treat fibroids, the decision of how—or whether—to treat them is a personal one. In this section, you will learn about your treatment options and get a useful checklist of questions to ask your doctor. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make decisions. Should fibroids be treated? Not all women who have fibroids get treatment. Why? If fibroids don't cause any problems in your day-to-day life, or if you don't have pain or excessive bleeding, treatment might not be necessary. Instead, your doctor may recommend more frequent exams to keep track of how fast the fibroids are growing. Age is another reason why some women choose not to treat their fibroids. When a woman is at the end of her reproductive years and her body produces less estrogen, fibroids may shrink on their own. However, if fibroids are causing uncomfortable symptoms, significant uterine bleeding, or if fibroids are growing rapidly, treatment may be the best option at any age. In a small number of women, fibroids may affect fertility. Setting goals for treatment Before you and your doctor decide how and if to treat your fibroids, it is important to be clear on the goals and what you can expect from treatment. Goals from medical therapy may include correcting excessive bleeding and anemia before surgery. Goals from surgical treatment may include relieving pain and other symptoms; removing uterine fibroids; and fertility. For some women who have large fibroids or uncomfortable symptoms from fibroids, surgery may be the only option. Before making this decision with your doctor, you can learn about the variety of surgical options and other procedures available, and what to expect with each. Symptoms Fibroid symptoms may be unpredictable. Some women may have fibroids and never know it. Many times, fibroids don’t cause symptoms or create any problems. However, for some women, the size, location, or number of fibroids can cause symptoms and a need for medical help. It is important to know the common symptoms and possible complications of fibroids so you can seek proper care. Common symptoms of fibroids include: * Heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding * Bleeding between periods Excessive bleeding due to fibroids may lead to anemia. Anemia occurs when the amount of red blood cells decreases below normal because of blood loss. A decrease in red blood cells makes it harder for the blood to carry enough oxygen to places in the body where it is needed. A woman with this condition can feel tired or weak. Lupron Depot® Lupron Depot, along with an iron supplement, may be recommended by your doctor prior to fibroid surgery to help improve anemia that results from excessive bleeding due to fibroids. In addition, clinical studies have shown that after 3 months of Lupron Depot therapy with iron supplement prior to surgery: * 80% of patients had less excessive vaginal bleeding * 60% showed a decrease in the size of the uterus * 54% showed a decrease in fibroid size Lupron Depot was also found to relieve symptoms of bloating, pelvic pain, and pressure. Learn more about Lupron Depot. Additional Information: Although rare, fibroids can interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant and have a child. Fibroids have been associated with infertility. This complication may develop when the fibroids physically distort the uterus or block the fallopian tubes. However, for most women with fibroids, infertility is not a concern. Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhoea) Reviewed by Dr Philip Owen, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist What are menstrual pains? Many women experience pain or discomfort at the time of their periods. For most, the pain or unease is not so severe that it interferes with their daily lives or requires any special attention. However, for some women their monthly period is problematic and almost disabling because of the pain and inconvenience caused. They may have to take time off from school or work and stay at home for one or two days. Although painful, periods are only sometimes a sign of an actual disease. If period pains are more than an inconvenience then it is wise to consult your doctor or gynaecologist. What causes menstrual pains? The natural pains are caused by contractions in the musculature of the uterus. The contractions are caused by the release of the body's prostaglandins, which are hormones produced by the lining of the womb. How can you avoid menstrual pains? The best thing to do yourself, besides convincing yourself that you are not sick, is to stay in good physical health. This can be achieved by a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise, plenty of sleep and rest and, if possible, try to avoid stress. Over-the-counter painkillers, in particular ibuprofen (eg Advil, Nurofen), are often helpful and your pharmacist can often give advise you further on which ones are right for you. What can the doctor do? If your period pains are not relieved by simple painkillers then your doctor may wish to perform a pelvic examination to rule out any underlying conditions that can cause dysmenorrhoea. Depending on this, a pelvic ultrasound scan or laparoscopy may be suggested. Medical treatment includes NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and also the contraceptive pill. By preventing ovulation the contraceptive pill reduces the production of prostaglandins and pain. If the pain is found to be caused by a condition such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis or fibroids, then the treatment will be tailored towards that condition. Based on a text by Dr Erik Fangel Poulsen, specialist Last updated 16.02.2005 Novasure???? YACK! Sheesh! Enough!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/06/2008 22:45:01
Gotta LOT to keep up with... E.g. Uterine Polyps.. new YouTube vids... etc.,etc.etc. Ad nauseum... Copy of my poem off of the Poetry board.. and YES I DID actually feel like that.. ARRRR AAAAGHA!! [q][b]"Sure I'll be there! What pain meds can you give me?[/b] Life is ruff.... Life is tough and tuff superhard dowell runs up from base of spine (I could say something different.. but it's too gross...) to top of head. gritting teeth... to the point of popping gums... shattering, the pain.. some days it's higher... When is sleep... To so many a given... but to me, a minute possibility? when the boiling whistling kettle brings not a smile, but a big grimace, "Jeez! Turn it off, TURN IT OFF!" Minute by Minute.. thunder rolling in the distance... Hobbling around the house.. windows, cat in, windows cat in. The hissing, roaring, sopranino-trapped cicada in my left ear the endless throb of the bunions... If I do neck circles, it may just come off... the conjunctivitis.. as it accumulates on my right eye... The knife in the back. And they say I'm supposed to be better. And they say that I'm supposed to be at my prime. Sorry, I have NOT opted for the body building route. And I haven't fought fires.. for quite awhile. I wish I could have said something like that. To be able to move as well. Sorry... I'm stuck with the stick... Chained to the cane... NOT looking forward to Hearing tomorrow. Going to pack heating pad, Flexall gel... Sick and tired of being painful and tired. The pain which seems to never stop. Though I pray.. for a day when I don't need to grit my teeth. When I don't need to force myself into a Positive mindset. Humidity is high.. lightning strikes... and I feel it.. everywhere. These are only words... depicting that image... Hardly. Barely a thousand. But, still, the unitard of pain remains. the mask... undimmed by medication.. and, probably stuck in the goiter. I'm supposed to lift and carry ten pounds easily. Yuh, right! No energy, no life, no feeling... just the pain. The pain is all that remains. Trying to be sociable, in spite. Trying to act friendly, and amiable, in spite. Stupid youth by the side of the road: "She's so fat, and has a big butt." "Yes, and you are SOO superior... I'm sure I look COMPLETELY wonderful after this back surgery that worked.. but the patient is STILL in pain! Ah! I know. 'The Patient is all SCREWED up!" Si, La Vaca tiene mucha duele! So much pain... so it's impossible to exercise.. and painful when I try. So much pain.. and I can't sleep. So much pain.. and I can't even drive three blocks. So much pain.. and they don't have mobile heating pads... No one believes how much it hurts when the T starts and stops. The laughter when I try to walk. The embarrassment, the humiliation. the burning NEED to dance, run, and the tearing, crying knowledge that I CAN'T. If pain be the price of a commission, I think I've just reached Colonel. can't we just have the hearing HERE? Pain, misery... No sleep... Life should be so good. What would happen if the bigwigs at the worker's comp insurance had back pain such as this????? More injections, more shots... more meds. when will it end? Not soon enough! Owwww . S.[/q] Kitten/human talk.. me? You! Me? You! Me? You! GOOD!! HAAAAPPY kitty.. kneading: Back rub.. just for Mum!: Kitten playing with straw: D&C -- google search: Vaginal polyp google search: MSN's "wake up, work out" series.. providing my body can do them...>1=31036 What's been making all those noises in our backyard.... Gwen Lawrence -- Power Yoga.. on the Today Show: Power Yoga google search: Automotive fuse replacement: Dakota (language) dictionary online: MGH Pain Center: MGH Pain Center google search: For Mummum -- Taylor Mali: Protecting the Ancient Yew (Tree) Star Trek TOS complete episodes.. online: Tarot, etc., at LLewellyn: Stooges wonderful quotes:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/11/2008 19:12:27
Stupid, Bloody, congestive EAR INFECTION!! Okay.. here we be..... 8/11/08.... I'm so envious of all those athletes! Yesterday.. felt pretty good.. did some stretches, etc. Today... cold, tight, sore, nausea... ear infection dominating.... tomorrow.. PT, Psych. Possible fever.... ear Infection hits... discharge instructions NOT as complete as I'd like... DrGreene Content Advances The Diagnosis Secret -- for ear infections in children, toddlers: If your little girl has a stuffy nose, a slight fever, and wakes up crying, tugging on her ear, and saying, “My ear hurts!” – then she may have an acute ear infection. But it is almost as likely that she has a cold virus, with ear pain from pressure in the ear, and no acute bacterial infection at all. She may need earache relief, not ear infection treatment. Ear infections cannot be accurately diagnosed just based on the story, either by good doctors or by good parents. Physical evidence is needed to confirm the diagnosis. So, when was the last time you heard your doctor say, after looking into your child’s ears, “I think your child has an acute ear infection, but I’m not sure either way.”? If you’ve heard this, you may have a great doctor! As parents, we want our doctors to be accurate diagnosticians, certain of their findings. The secret truth is that the diagnosis of ear infections is often uncertain. An eardrum might be red just from crying. Even in the best of hands, uncertain diagnoses happen every day – and we would all be better served if we respected doctors’ honesty in this regard. An uncertain ear infection should be handled differently than one that is clear-cut. I applaud the 2004 AAP/AAFP guidelines for creating a treatment category for uncertain ear infections. What is The Definition of an Ear Infection? Fluid must be present in the ear, behind the eardrum, for there to be an ear infection (what doctors call otitis media). The tiny eardrum is a sensitive structure, and can hurt for many reasons: including stretching, trauma, irritants, changes in pressure, changes in temperature, viruses, allergies, and ear infections. Many supposed-ear-infections aren’t ear infections at all, just earaches. Far too often people get antibiotics for earaches, when these are the last thing they need. Ear infections have fluid, by definition. Sometimes doctors can see this fluid through the eardrum by looking in the ear. Sometimes the view is obscured by wax, by a thickened eardrum, by a narrow canal, or by a screaming child. Sometimes the otoscope device the doctor uses doesn’t fit the child’s ear canal well enough to seal when she squeezes a little puff of air to try to flutter the eardrum to reveal fluid. Tympanometry is a test the doctor can use to measure fluid. An EarCheck is an inexpensive home device that parents can use easily to detect fluid behind the ear, using sonar-like technology. One thing is certain: no fluid means no ear infection. This can save many an unnecessary doctor visit, with over-the-counter treatment at home. If fluid is present, there are still important questions to be answered. Vanilla Ear Infections/Red Hot Infections With garden-variety ear infections (what doctors call otitis media with effusion, or OME), germ-filled fluid is present in the middle ear. Most ear infections in children are OME. We’ve known for about a decade that antibiotics are not necessary for these vanilla ear infections (as I like to call them). In fact, it is perhaps even more important for these children to avoid antibiotics than it is for their peers, to avoid selectively breeding their most virulent bacteria. An acute ear infection (what doctors call acute otitis media, or AOM) can hurt like hell! These acute infections start abruptly, with the normally delicate eardrum becoming suddenly tender, red, hot, swollen, and painful – like an inflamed appendix. The ear may be filled with pus. The revolutionary 2004 AAP/AAFP ear infection guidelines teach us that even these red hot ear infections (as I like to call them) are often better treated without antibiotics! The body is usually able to kill and drain the infection on its own. But no wonder that soothing relief for the inflamed eardrum is such a priority in these guidelines. Something that is too often neglected. Ear Infections: Pain Drops Instead of Antibiotics? Many ear infections will get better on their own, with or without antibiotics. One problem with "watchful waiting" is that ear infections can really hurt -- especially at night. An article in the May 2001 issue of Infectious Diseases in Children has a suggestion for when a physician has examined a child's ear and decided that it is safe to wait 48 hours to see whether the ear infection is likely to improve without antibiotics: prescribing topical anesthetic ear drops to erase the pain. In this study of 88 children, antibiotics were avoided and the ear infections went away with pain treatment alone in 89% of the children (ages 2-18) who received the ear drops. Three of the children who did not initially receive antibiotics did have complications from spreading infection (pneumonia, perforated ear drum, bleeding), but all recovered without problems. Among the children who did receive antibiotics initially, 95% had their ear infections go away while they were on the antibiotics. Two of the children in the antibiotic group had complications (rash, diarrhea); they recovered as well. Alan Greene MD FAAP July 03, 2001 Note: Topical drops did NOT help! What Does Observe Mean? Ask your doctor if the observation option is appropriate for your child. It’s the best option for many children, even many of those with red hot ear infections. In the absence of antibiotics, the child receives treatment tailored to her symptoms – especially toward relieving her pain. Pain relief is part of the observation option, especially for the first 24 hours. In addition, a responsible, available adult is needed to be able to take action if the child is getting worse or has not improved within 48 to 72 hours. The doctor may ask the adult to call if there is a problem. Or a visit may be scheduled in 48 to 72 hours, in case the child isn’t improving. Or the doctor may call in 48 to 72 hours to check in over the phone. Or the doctor may give the child a SNAP at the initial visit – a Safety Net Antibiotic Prescription – to be filled if the child is getting worse or has not improved within 48 to 72 hours. The observation option doesn’t leave the child to suffer. It just gives the body a chance to work at fighting off the infection before intervening with antibiotics, if necessary. I recommend choosing this option whenever it is appropriate. The Bottom Line: How well Does Observation Work? Investigators have compared matched children with acute, red hot ear infections who were treated initially with observation (including earache relief) and those who were treated initially with antibiotics. How did the two groups fare? I’d rather be treated with observation! The two groups felt the same as each other after 24 hours, and again after 2-3 days, and 4-7 days. The same percentage in both groups were over their ear infections after 7-14 days. Persistent fluid in the ear was the same in both groups. Pain duration was the same in both groups, although those in the observation group were more likely to get pain medicine. Fevers lasted, on average, a day less in those who started with antibiotics. The risk of spreading bacterial infection or bacterial complications was statistically the same in both groups, although the numbers were too small to see a real difference. The trend, though, was more than 3 times as many spreading or complicated infections in those who got antibiotics. And, of course, those who got antibiotics were also far more likely to develop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, and other antibiotic side effects – all the while selectively breeding more resistant bacteria in that particular child, and in the environment. Whenever it’s appropriate to treat with pain relief rather than antibiotics, the choice is clear: No contest. ---- Alternative Names Return to top Otitis media - acute; Infection - inner ear; Middle ear infection - acute Definition Return to top Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. While there are different types of ear infections, the most common is called otitis media, which means an inflammation and infection of the middle ear. The middle ear is located just behind the eardrum. The term "acute" refers to a short and painful episode. An ear infection that lasts a long time or comes and goes is called chronic otitis media. For links to other types of ear infections, see otitis. Causes Ear infections are common in infants and children in part because their eustachian tubes become clogged easily. For each ear, a eustachian tube runs from the middle ear to the back of the throat. Its purpose is to drain fluid and bacteria that normally occurs in the middle ear. If the eustachian tube becomes blocked, fluid can build up and become infected. Anything that causes the eustachian tubes and upper airways to become inflamed or irritated, or cause more fluids to be produced, can lead to a blocked eustachian tube. These include: * Colds and sinus infections * Allergies * Tobacco smoke or other irritants * Infected or overgrown adenoids * Excess mucus and saliva produced during teething Ear infections are also more likely if a child spends a lot of time drinking from a sippy cup or bottle while lying on his or her back. Contrary to popular opinion, getting water in the ears will not cause an acute ear infection, unless the eardrum has a hole from a previous episode. Ear infections occur most frequently in the winter. An ear infection is not itself contagious, but a cold may spread among children and cause some of them to get ear infections. Risk factors include the following: * Not being breast-fed * Recent ear infection * Recent illness of any type (lowers resistance of the body to infection) * Day care (especially with more than 6 children) * Pacifier use * Genetic factors (susceptibility to infection may run in families) * Changes in altitude or climate * Cold climate Symptoms Return to top An acute ear infection causes pain (earache). In infants, the clearest sign is often irritability and inconsolable crying. Many infants and children develop a fever or have trouble sleeping. Parents often think that tugging on the ear is a symptom of an ear infection, but studies have shown that the same number of children going to the doctor tug on the ear whether or not the ear is infected. Other possible symptoms include: * Fullness in the ear * Feeling of general illness * Vomiting * Diarrhea * Hearing loss in the affected ear The child may have symptoms of a cold, or the ear infection may start shortly after having a cold. All acute ear infections include fluid behind the eardrum. You can use an electronic ear monitor, such as EarCheck, to detect this fluid at home. The device is available at pharmacies. Exams and Tests Return to top The doctor will ask questions about whether your child (or you) have had ear infections in the past and will want you to describe the current symptoms, including whether your child has had any symptoms of a cold or allergies recently. Your doctor will examine your child's throat, sinuses, head, neck, and lungs. Using an instrument called an otoscope, the doctor will look inside your child's ears. If infected, there may be areas of dullness or redness or there may be air bubbles or fluid behind the eardrum. The fluid may be bloody or purulent (filled with pus). The physician will also check for any sign of perforation (hole or holes) in the eardrum. A hearing test may be recommended if your child has had persistent (chronic and recurrent) ear infections. Treatment Return to top The goals for treating ear infections include relieving pain, curing the infection, preventing complications, and preventing recurrent ear infections. Most ear infections will safely clear up on their own without antibiotics. Often, treating the pain and allowing the body time to heal itself is all that is needed: * Apply a warm cloth or warm water bottle. * Use over-the-counter pain relief drops for ears. * Take over-the counter medications for pain or fever, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. DO NOT give aspirin to children. * Use prescription ear drops to relieve pain. ANTIBIOTICS Some ear infections require antibiotics to clear the infection and to prevent them from becoming worse. This is more likely if the child is under age 2, has a fever, is acting sick (beyond just the ear), or is not improving over 24 to 48 hours. However, for several years there was a tendency to over-prescribe antibiotics, leading to the increasing numbers of bacteria that are resistant to these drugs. Joint guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians are aimed at using antibiotics for ear infections when they are most needed. If the antibiotics do not seem to be working within 48 to 72 hours, contact your doctor to consider switching to a stronger antibiotic. Usually there is no benefit to more than two, or at the most three, rounds of appropriate antibiotics. SURGERY If there is fluid in the middle ear and the condition persists, even with antibiotic treatment, a healthcare provider may recommend myringotomy (surgical opening of the eardrum) to relieve pressure and allow drainage of the fluid. This may or may not involve the insertion of tympanostomy tubes (often referred to as ear tubes). In this procedure, a tiny tube is inserted into the eardrum, keeping open a small hole that allows air to get in so fluids can drain more easily down the eustachian tube. Tympanostomy tube insertion is done under general anesthesia. Usually the tubes fall out by themselves. Those that don't may be removed in your doctor's office. If the adenoids are enlarged, surgical removal may be considered, especially if you have chronic, recurrent ear infections. Removing tonsils does not seem to help with ear infections. Outlook (Prognosis) Return to top Ear infections are curable with treatment but may recur. They are not life threatening but may be quite painful. Possible Complications Return to top Generally, an ear infection is a simple, non-serious condition without complications. Most children will have minor, temporary hearing loss during and right after an ear infection. This is due to fluid lingering in the ear. Although this fluid can go unnoticed, any fluid that lasts longer than 8-12 weeks is cause for concern. In children, hearing problems may cause speech to develop slowly. Permanent hearing loss is extremely rare, but the risk increases if the child has a lot of ear infections. Other potential complications from otitis media include: * Ruptured or perforated eardrum * Chronic, recurrent ear infections * Enlarged adenoids or tonsils * Mastoiditis (an infection of the bones around the skull) * Meningitis (an infection of the brain) * Formation of an abscess or a cyst (called cholesteatoma) from chronic, recurrent ear infections * Speech or language delay in a child who suffers lasting hearing loss from multiple, recurrent ear infections When to Contact a Medical Professional Return to top Call your child's doctor if: * Pain, fever, or irritability do not improve within 24 to 48 hours * At the start, the child seems sicker than just an ear infection * Your child has a high fever or severe pain * Severe pain suddenly stops hurting -- this may indicate a ruptured eardrum * Symptoms worsen * New symptoms appear, especially severe headache, dizziness, swelling around the ear, or twitching of the face muscles For a child younger than 6 months, let the doctor know right away if the child has a fever, even if no other symptoms are present. Prevention Return to top You can reduce your child's risk of ear infections with the following practices: * Wash hands and toys frequently. Also, day care with 6 or fewer children can lessen your child's chances of getting a cold or similar infection. This leads to fewer ear infections. * Avoid pacifiers, especially at daycare. * Breastfeed -- this makes a child much less prone to ear infections. But, if bottle feeding, hold your infant in an upright, seated position. * Don't expose your child to secondhand smoke. * The pneumococcal vaccine prevents infections from the organism that most commonly causes acute ear infections and many respiratory infections. * Some evidence suggests that xylitol, a natural sweetener, may reduce ear infections. * Avoid overusing antibiotics. ---- Other results for CHILD's ear infection... Google hits for adult ear infection: Adult Ear Infection Though adults are not affected as frequently as children, it is important for adults to be aware of how adult ear infection can affect them. Adult ear infection is caused by infection in the Eustachian tube, near the inner ear. The Eustachian tube connects the inner ear to the nasal passages in order to drain fluid from the ears and equalize pressure between outside and inside of the body, but when fluid or mucous builds up in the Eustachian tube, it is an easy target for infection. There are many situations in which adult ear infection can surface. A cold can cause fluid build up and infection in the Eustachian tube. Post nasal drip may also contribute. An adult does not necessarily need to be sick to get adult ear infection. Often, the infection is caused by mucous being blown into the Eustachian tubes by blowing the nose or failing to clean the liquid out of the ear with a cotton swab after showering. In one of every four cases in children, ear infection is not caused by a bacterial infection but by a viral infection. Viruses often cause adult ear infection as well. Viral infections are much more difficult to eliminate. Adult Ear Infection Complications However adult ear infections are contracted there are complications to be aware of. If these complications are caught early, the infection can be more easily dealt with. Complications associated with adult ear infection include fluid in the ear, pressure, and pain. Part of the reason for the pressure and pain is that the tissue in the inner ear swells due to infection or trapped fluid. Often, the adenoids also swell due to infection. The swelling pushes into the ear. Other complications include temporary hearing loss. The sound is obstructed due to the swelling, but no damage is actually done to the inner ear when the infection is treated. Even after the pressure is relieved and the infection has subsided, fluid may build up permanently in parts of the ear. Adult Ear Infection Treatments Whether bacterial or viral, adult ear infection may be treated and any buildup removed. With bacterial infections, antibiotics are necessary. Fortunately, bacterial infections can be very simple to treat. Viral infections are more complicated to treat and may necessitate a myringotomy, which is a minor surgery in which a small plastic tube is inserted into the eardrum. This acts as a vent to relieve the pressure of the buildup or infection. It also drains the fluid remaining in the ear. This little tube is not permanent; it falls out automatically after a short time. If the adenoids have caused the build up and the infections in the ear, they may need to be removed. They are just like tonsils in that they aren’t necessary and can easily be removed without complications. Adult Ear Infection Prevention Prevention of adult ear infection is simple. Nasal spray flushes out bacteria and pollutants which could cause build up and infection. Even allergens can be washed out. The important element necessary in effective nasal spray is xylitol, which naturally repels bacteria before it has a chance to settle into the nasal tissue. Chewing gum containing xylitol may also loosen and relieve pressure in the ear while at the same time releasing xylitol into the mouth and throat and preventing bacteria to move up to the nasal passages and into the ear. Studies have proven the use of xylitol-rich gum reduces the risk of ear infection. Joe Miller is a specialist in online advertising. More information on adult ear infection, visit Article Source: hits on tinnitus on the bottom of the page: good link.. includes extras on the right margin.... Best Answer - Chosen by Voters I am going to try to sympathize with you, but only because you said it was getting better. If you get a fever or if the pain increases or if you get drainage (blood or pus or clear fluid or a mixture of these) from the ear (which means your eardrum is broken), then you have to see a doctor. You have to get an antibiotic if you eardrum breaks. If you read the label on your ibuprofen, it says you can take it every four hours. I suggest you do that. You should also take a decongestant like Sudafed, or a nasal spray, or nose drops, or use a netti pot to clear out your nasal passages. The eustachian tube, which equalizes the pressure between your inner ear and the outside, is located in the back of your throat approximately behind the bottom of your nose. I am providing you with a link to an up-to-date medical reference which states that 80% of cases resolve on their own. * 9 months ago Source(s): Question I can find little info on ADULT ear infections. My family doctor prescribed Amoxicillan which had NO EFFECT whatsoever in removing the fluid from my ear. Then I was prescribed Azepak (sp) which helped somewhat, but it's definitely not gone. Any suggestions on cause and what might be a better medicine? Answer Ann Glue-ear in adults is unsual as it is most commonly occurs in children and usually disappears as they grow. Antibiotics are of limited value in treating glue-ear problems, which probably explained the lack of effect. Antibiotics will deal with infections, but in many cases the ability of the antibiotic to penetrate into the affected area and the nature of the fluid itself (often thick mucus). While some people find decongestant products (e.g. pseudoephedrine) may help, this is often not the case. I would also suggest trying an inhalation of menthol in hot water, particularly at night. Just add a few crystals to a bowl of hot water and put in a safe place close to your bed. If the problem really causes discomfort, then a surgical insertion of small drain tubes (grommits) can help by allowing air into the middle ear and restoring the pressure balance. Other techniques worth trying are yawning, swallowing and what is known as the Valsalva manoeuver ( However these should be done gently and stopped if the pain gets worse. The aim is to encourage the eustacian tubes (which link the middle ear and throat) to open and allow fluid to drain. Forcing too hard may push the fluid in the opposite direction and add to the discomfort. ***I hope this helps. -- in other words.. she might not be sure? In medicine, the Valsalva maneuver is performed by forcibly exhaling against a closed glottis (a closed airway). This maneuver with slight modifications can be used as a test of cardiac function and autonomic nervous control of the heart or to ‘clear’ the ears and sinuses (equalize pressure) when ambient pressure changes, as in diving or aviation. The technique is named for Antonio Maria Valsalva, the 17th Century physician and anatomist from Bologna, whose principal scientific interest was the human ear. He described the Eustachian tube and the maneuver to test its patency (openness). He also described the use of this maneuver to expel pus from the middle ear. Best Answer - Chosen by Voters If you have a severe ear infection and you were given drops and antibiotics.. sorry, but it does take time. Try using a heating pad. the warmth may help. I truly know what you are dealing with... I just went yesterday again If tylenol isnt helping, consider calling the Dr and ask for darvocet or lortab or percocet. they can give them for short term pain relief. However the antibiotic needs time. Unfortunately as with everything else Dont mess around sticking things in your ear- just leave it be-- k ! hope you feel better., but if it continues CALL THE DR AGAIN! * 2 weeks ago **** Olympics on NBC. *** Ray Park Dragon*Con*Con&v=muodxmvPcdo&page=2
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/12/2008 16:14:24
And, as we have "boil-ups" in the way of T-storms.. do this.. quickly! a couple of things: Stuff on MSn -- re: health of body; the movie Instinct, with Anthony Hopkins.... WOW! Copyright 1999 Consensus: A convoluted and predictable plot overshadows the performances. How does the Tomatometer work? The Tomatometer measures the percentage of positive reviews from Approved Tomatometer Critics for a certain movie.[-] Runtime: 2 hrs 6 mins Synopsis: Theo Caulder (Gooding, Jr.) is an ambitious psychiatric who has been asked by his mentor Ben Hillard (Sutherland) to evaluate the case of legendary anthropologist and primatologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins). Powell- a highly educated man who holds an ominous secret in his past- is currently... Theo Caulder (Gooding, Jr.) is an ambitious psychiatric who has been asked by his mentor Ben Hillard (Sutherland) to evaluate the case of legendary anthropologist and primatologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins). Powell- a highly educated man who holds an ominous secret in his past- is currently being held captive in a maximum security prison for the critically insane. In an attempt to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman, Caulder elicits the aid of Powell's estranged daughter, Lyn. Risking his career and his life, Caulder's ambition drives him to find the truth, regardless of the cost. Both men become psychologically connected as their relationship changes from psychiartrist and prisoner to student and teacher. [Less] Genre: Dramas Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney, George Dzundza Director: Jon Turteltaub Screenwriter: Gerald Di Pego Producer: Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor Composer: Danny Elfman And, on YouTube: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~**~~**~*~*~*~*~** 5 minute office workout:>1=25043;contentType=video&contentId=15>1=25043 Missy.. and the cardinal chick.. I was SOO overcome with grief, guilt... shame... Really upset... Now, she rests.. on the chair beside me.. Maybe it was possible to mind link to her just how devastating that behavior was to me. Little, harmless chick.. couldn't even flap its' feathers yet. It was NOT a toy! The grief a beautiful, avian thing... reduced to.. a toy... On with life??
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/13/2008 02:00:57
Hmmmm -- THIS is scary! [b]When Doctors Don't Listen[/b] Posted December 14, 2007 | 07:36 PM (EST) [q]"He was the second internist I had contacted about symptoms that seemed to be dragging me toward the edge of a cliff. He looked at me with the kind of fatherly concern designed to determine who put a dent in the family car. "If we are going to work together," he said, "you're going to have to be straight with me." Straight with you? Do you think I'm making this - Oh my God. It hit me. This white-coated icon of the medical establishment had branded me a hysterical female . Everything I said; every symptom I described was being filtered through a base conclusion: This bitch is crazy. My visit to the office of internist number two - and the realization that I had been branded as a whifty female fabricator - all started innocently enough. [u]I came down with an earache.[/u] I could have not have known that a minor irritation would hurl me into two weeks of mistreatment and misdiagnosis that would call into question my tenure on the planet. Nor could I have realized the hard lesson to come in the reality of a gender bias that doctors vehemently argue does not exist. It began when I called a new doctor - let's call him internist number one - who had been recommended after I had relocated from New York to San Francisco, leaving behind our family's trusted care-givers. [u]I described my ear pain over the phone, and he prescribed penicillin.[/u] I thought it odd that he didn't actually want to see me, and didn't feel the need to take some medical history. But the diploma on his wall said he went to Harvard, and he sounded caring enough. So I chalked it off to the new world of third-party payers. Time is money and earaches are earaches. [u]The pain subsided. But it was replaced by a fever that pushed my temperature to 103. My bowels were in furious revolt, my head was pounding, and I was dizzy and nauseous. I called him again. This time, he said I had the flu[/u] and to just keep taking the penicillin. In my altered state, I never thought to ask why he would tell be to take an antibiotic that is clearly useless in treating a virus. I made a bit of a comeback, but still felt off - with a low grade fever and a headache that never quite went away. This time the doctor volunteered to make a home visit. Before he arrived, I thought about the box of Tampax on the shelf, and its warning about toxic shock. The systems were in the ballpark, and I was out of answers. Mainly to placate me, he left a message with my gynecologist and said that toxic shock was a possibility. At that point, he did a lateral arabesque out my door and largely out of the patient relationship. I had been handed off. My gynecologist called back, listened to my symptoms, and prescribed a higher dose of penicillin. My symptoms got worse. I had weights on my limbs, fire in my intestines and a vice around my head. My gynecologist finally ordered blood tests. Dragging myself back from the lab, I opened the door to the sound of the phone ringing. It was the gynecologist. His first question : had I been out shopping? It was a ham-fisted implication that I was not as sick as I let on. He then handed me off to internist number two - whose assumption that it was all in my head can only have been arrived at in consultation with the gynecologist, who must have reached a similar conclusion in consultation with internist number one. Then the results of the blood test came back: A huge spike in my white cell count said clearly that my body was in mortal combat with something. But what? It was now the weekend. I was in pain, disoriented and with the terrifying feeling that the slide toward the cliff was accelerating, and there was nothing ahead to break my descent. Internist number one was the only doctor I could reach. Distracted, irritated and with a child crying in the background, he told me to take two aspirin. By Monday, and increasingly desperate, I called yet another doctor. He did something the first three did not. He listened. For the first time since I had gone down this medical rabbit hole, a doctor took a comprehensive medical history. One of his questions was: "Have you ever taken penicillin before?" I said "no." Armed with that simple bit of information - gained from a question that nobody thought to ask - he concluded that [b]my symptoms were caused by Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile. It is a common bacteria that is encouraged to multiply in the digestive tract by the very penicillin that, on doctors' orders, I had been faithfully taking for two weeks. Unchecked, it can cause anything from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation.[/b] Long a problem in hospitals, C. difficle is now spreading beyond medical facilities - mainly because of the knee-jerk over-prescription of antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says C. difficile sickens tens of thousands every year. Some 5,000 of them die. I'm now very pleased to report that I won't be one of them. As someone who likes to take lessons from life's twists and turns, I asked myself: what did I do wrong? The answer is clear. I listened to people who did not to me. It's a common mistake. And it's one I would urge women everywhere not to repeat."[/q] Clostridium difficile (pronounced /klɒsˈtrɪdiəm dɪˈfɪsɪli/, also known as CDF/cdf', or 'C. diff') is a species of bacteria of the genus Clostridium which are Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming rods (bacillus).[1] C. difficile is the most significant cause of pseudomembranous colitis,[2] Individual drumstick shaped C. diff bacilli seen through electronmicroscopy Individual drumstick shaped C. diff bacilli seen through electronmicroscopy It is a severe infection of the colon, often happening after normal gut flora is eradicated by use of antibiotics. The C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the body, but becomes overgrown. A C. difficile overgrowth is harmful because the bacterium releases toxins that cause harm to the body. There are three stages of the condition, in this order: * Bloating and constipation * Diarrhea with abdominal pain * Severe diarrhoea with mucus and blood present in faeces and characterized by body aches and severe abdominal pain caused from ulcerated intestines. The latent symptoms often mimic some flu-like symptoms. Treatment is performed by stopping current treatment and commencing specific anticlostridial antibiotics, e.g. metronidazole or vancomycin. Treatment for C. difficile colitis hydration, replenishment of electrolyte deficiencies, discontinuing the antibiotic that caused the colitis, and using antibiotics to eradicate the C. difficile bacterium. Bottom line -- to avoid Clostridium difficile.. take antibiotic WITH YOgurt.. or bacillis... to maintain "healthy" bacteria in intestinal tract. Oh My.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/13/2008 14:06:05
Hmmm -- "probiotics" = yogurts, cultures.. things of that sort??? ACtivia by Dannon (yogurt)
Good Digestion Your digestive system performs two vital functions: absorbing nutrients and providing a barrier against potentially harmful substances and microorganisms. It's important to your health to keep this system functioning well. Physical and Emotional Issues Slow intestinal transit is a source of daily discomfort for a large proportion of the population and the physical and physiological consequences on the quality of life should not be underestimated. Bloating, heaviness, difficult and painful defecation are all troublesome symptoms when they become chronic.10 10 Bassotti G, et al. “Colonic motility in man: features in normal subjects and in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.” Am J Gastroenterol, 1999; 1760 -1770. Learn more. What You Can Do There are a number of ways to help your digestive system and help improve intestinal transit. Among these are enriching your diet with fiber (at least 25 to 30 grams per day), drinking plenty of water) and getting adequate exercise. Eating probiotic foods like Activia® can help, too. Two weeks of eating Activia every day, as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle has been clinically proven to help regulate your digestive system, by helping with slow intestinal transit - and continuing to eat it will help maintain that benefit." What ARE Probiotics?
"Functional Food "Probiotic" means, literally, “for life.” As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), a probiotic is a living microorganism that, when administered in adequate amounts, confers a health benefit on its host. For hundreds of years dairy foods containing live cultures have been touted as having beneficial properties, and scientific studies now support many of these claims. Increasing numbers of health-conscious people worldwide are including these foods with functional benefits in their diets. Activia is the only product in the world that contains Bifidus Regularis™. Learn more at Dannon's website on probiotics.. Bifidus Regularis™ - A True Probiotic Most probiotic cultures are bacteria – “friendly” species like the Bifidus Regularis in Activia. For a culture to be considered genuinely probiotic, it must be safe to eat, remain alive for the shelf life of the product and be present in a high enough quantity to provide benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. The billions of live, beneficial Bifidus Regularis in each 4 oz serving of Activia meet all those requirements in order to help regulate your digestive system." "Bifidus regularis"
"What Is It? The human digestive system is naturally inhabited by billions of bacteria called the intestinal microflora. You begin acquiring this internal ecosystem in infancy and by the time you’ve reached adulthood, there are as many as five hundred bacterial species in the colon alone, including bifidobacteria only available in Activia. What It Does Specialists at Dannon® selected Bifidus Regularis™ for Activia® because it survives passage through the digestive tract, arriving in the colon as a living culture. Once there, it plays a beneficial role in your intestinal ecosystem*. Detailed information for health care professionals. Two Weeks Can Make a Difference Eating, as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, Activia every day for two weeks delivers enough Bifidus Regularis™ to help regulate your digestive system by helping with slow intestinal transit. And continuing to eat Activia will maintain that benefit. Try it. * SOURCES Berrada N., et al. Bifidobacterium from fermented milks: Survival during gastric transit. J. Dairy Sci. 1991; 74: 409-413 Pochart P, et al. Survival of bifidobacteria ingested via fermented milk during their passage through the human small intestine: an in vivo study using intestinal perfusion. Am. J Clin Nutr 1992; 55:78-80 Arunachalam K.D., et al. Role of bifidobacteria in nutrition, medicine and technology. Nutrition research 1999; Vol 19, 10: 1539-1597 C. Picard, et al. Review article: bifidobacteria as probiotic agents - physiological effects and clinical benefits. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2005; 22:495-512"
**** Phone call with Dr. Zhang... S & S quite common with Amoxicillan.. NOT NECESSARILY CD. S & S prevalent with people who have sensitive stomachs. Take amox with foods: bananas, rice, things that are easily digestible. continue course of amox.. signs of CD would proceed into the "diarrhea stage" quite quickly. (I think I'm STILL gonna invest in the Yogurt!) So, easily digestible foods: cherries, Kashi go Lean, bread, tomatoes, light cheeses... Hmmm.. I'm so DAMN sensitive! :P Activia available at both "our" Shaws, and our Stop "n Shop. More on Probiotics -- why not.. for the safe side.... [q]"Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: ‘Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’.[1] Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the most common type of microbes used. LAB have been used in the food industry for many years, because they are able to convert sugars (including lactose) and other carbohydrates into lactic acid. This not only provides the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt, but also by lowering the pH may create fewer opportunities for spoilage organisms to grow, hence creating possible health benefits on preventing gastrointestinal infections.[2]. Strains of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are the most widely used probiotic bacteria.[3] Probiotic bacterial cultures are intended to assist the body's naturally occurring gut flora, an ecology of microbes, to re-establish themselves. They are sometimes recommended by doctors, and, more frequently, by nutritionists, after a course of antibiotics, or as part of the treatment for gut related candidiasis. Claims are made that probiotics strengthen the immune system to combat allergies, excessive alcohol intake, stress, exposure to toxic substances, and other diseases.[2][4] In these cases, the bacteria that work well with our bodies (see symbiosis) may decrease in number, an event which allows harmful competitors to thrive, to the detriment of our health. Maintenance of a healthy gut flora is, however, dependent on many factors, especially the quality of food intake. Including a significant proportion of prebiotic foods in the diet has been demonstrated[citation needed] to support a healthy gut flora and may be another means of achieving the desirable health benefits promised by probiotics."[/q] Important for those with IBS, etc.: rritable Bowel Syndrome and Colitis B. infantis 35624, sold as Align, was found to improve some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in women in a recent study.[29] Another probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus plantarum 299V, was also found to be effective in reducing IBS symptoms.[30] Additionally, a probiotic formulation, VSL3, was found to be effective in treating ulcerative colitis.[31] Bifidobacterium animalis DN-173 010 may help.[32] [edit] Synbiotics It is also possible to increase and maintain a healthy bacterial gut flora by increasing the amounts of prebiotics in the diet such as inulin, raw oats, and unrefined wheat.[citation needed] As probiotics are mainly active in the small intestine and prebiotics are only effective in the large intestine,[33] the combination of the two may give a synergistic effect. Appropriate combinations of pre- and probiotics are synbiotics. Synbiotics have also been defined as metabolites produced by ecoorgan or by synergistic action of prebiotics and probiotics e.g. short chain fatty acids, other fatty acids, amino acids, peptides, polyamines, carbohydrates, vitamins, numerous antioxidants and phytosterols, growth factors, coagulation factors, various signal molecules such as cytokine-like bacteriokines.[citation needed] [edit] Strains The most common form for probiotics are dairy products and probiotic fortified foods. However, tablets, capsules, powders and sachets containing the bacteria in freeze dried form are also available. Please see box with items. url to research for next time:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/14/2008 11:14:10
following these hits: Chinese Broadsword: Feeling half dead is NOT fun!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/16/2008 14:08:33
Sheesh, what a line-up!! Back pain.. leg pain, sinusitis, ear infection, bunions, AAAAAAAND, time of the month! Plus, weight is too damn far up! I can't win... so, I'll go do something ELSE! AMAZING piano quintets last night -- Dvorak and Schumann, in that order. Felt the energy coming from all the musicians. Patrick was great -- what else is new! :] Going to try to dance today -- mostly creative.. maybe some VERY MILD clogging steps.. but, it all revolves about how the back feels. righto! Stormchasers: Results of google search: Wow! From the Stormchasers homepage: How to become a stormchaser: Yesterday's weather radar loop: Wow! Pretty heavy! Gist of my current post on VCDT:
"Have people put some of their "back brain" activity towards the fourth VCDT? Well.. if you can, divert some of the creative juices to this activity! Ranting Vent, argh: I have the ENTIRE catalog! Back pain, right hip pain, sinusitis pain, ear infection pain, tinnitus, AAAA ND, my time of the month. I left out bunion pain.. because my bunion spacers are doing the trick.... so, what do you do? Well, you act like a nut, first off. Then, you act loony.. maybe you do a little bit of blade work.. maybe you drum a little.. listen to some amazing music. Speaking of... We had piano quintets last night! Even though Daddy didn't think so, he played some AMAZING viola.. and held up his part in the Dvorak pretty well.. He thought he was out.. but I could tell (I was also holding the score) that he was right ON. Then, the Schumann... Man, ALL the hairs were up on my arms. After a bit, Mum and I went into the kitchen to make refreshments... but, we were both boogie-ying around to the tremendous music that swelled out of the music room. Even with the higher two octaves of the piano being out, Patrick played like a god, his phrasing was impeccable... the violinists alternated.. and sounded great... Our cellist really made that part come out. In short, it sang. I think I'm still coming down from it. I was cleaning up, post refreshments... my back was killing me.. still. my mind was hooked on how both pieces went.... LOVELY! Forecast goals: Mammogram. Go, dammit! Make appointment with WC lawyer... I've called Dr. Zhang what with the ear infection... keep log on that.... Get "supplies" (HA!) -- "supplies": chocolate, carbs.. no, :) Hershey's kisses, unsalted almonds, Lay's potato chips (small bag), milk, sanitary supplies..... Compazine.... gen. Midol, Missy..... :) That cat! That devious, mischevious cat! (so WHAT about the typo!), I was on the couch, score in my hands... following along (how can one really appreciate the beauty of a piece, until they either play it, or follow along with the score????), I see this black and white bullet getting ready to zoom into the midst of the "action..." I was able to snatch her.... divert her with a piece of string... I played string with her for about fifteen minutes, and then, per usual, she wanted food. Then, she got into the "crows nest" of her cat tree.. and curled up. Good. Then, she disappeared.. I called for her... and I heard a "thump" coming from the 2nd Guest room. She'd been on the windowsill... Wild thunderstorm last night... Alternately watched/heard it, while listening to the music. Other things I've been putting off: T. Sullivan; Health insurance. ltr to Jean. The TENS at PT actually helped to break up some of the back pain! Need to restart that. Need to look for optometrist, new PCP. Also need to check up on doing replies here. Prrrr -- MEOW!! S."
Anatomy of a thunderhead:
"A lonely storm out over the ocean. I love how you can see all the different thermoclines." Better.... Research this last one! And THIS one:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/17/2008 02:05:29 vid.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/19/2008 17:09:10
"Mr. Weasley" -- Maggie Smith: Failing that.. ARGH! Just actual FOOTAGE of Harry Potter! So, I'll go with the others.....
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/21/2008 12:49:45
Tried to find the Olympics coverage of the U.S. vs. Brasil Women's Soccer game..... Argh.. easier said than done!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/23/2008 00:25:48
Potter.....! S. Snape...
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/23/2008 23:24:34
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/25/2008 23:39:09
Ohhhh, LOVEly!! FromAwomenrewomen:^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1~Article^MAP^ZZZWYLT697C&cid=ZZZWYLT697C&secure=2 Dilation and Curettage Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure used to diagnose or treat many conditions that cause abnormal bleeding from the uterus. It also can be used to help detect cancer of the uterus. Reasons for a D&C A D&C may be done to assess the cause of abnormal bleeding. It provides a sample of the tissue in the uterus. It also may be done when a woman is having a miscarriage or after she has had one. The D&C Procedure A D&C can be done in a doctor's office, an outpatient clinic, or a hospital. The D&C also may be done with other procedures, such as hysteroscopy, in which a slender, light-transmitting device is used to view the inside of the uterus. Your doctor may want to start dilating your cervix before surgery. Before your doctor begins the D&C, you may receive some type of anesthesia. During the procedure, you will lie on your back and your legs will be placed in stirrups. The doctor will then insert a speculum into your vagina as is done with a pelvic exam. The cervix is held in place with a clamp. The cervix is then slowly opened (dilated). Tissue lining the uterus is removed, either with an instrument called a curette or with suction. Risks Complications are rare. When they do occur, they include bleeding, infection, or perforation (when the tip of an instrument passes through the wall of the uterus). In rare cases, after a D&C for miscarriage, bands of scar tissue, or adhesions, may form inside the uterus. This is called Asherman's syndrome. Recovery After the procedure, you probably will be able to go home within a few hours. You will need someone to take you home. You should be able to resume most of your regular activities in one or two days. After a D&C, a new lining will build up in the uterus. Your next menstrual period may not occur at the regular time. It may be early or late. Finally... A D&C usually is free of problems. The recovery period is short. If you have a D&C, your doctor will ask that you make an appointment to see him or her soon after surgery to discuss the results This excerpt from ACOG's Patient Education Pamphlet is provided for your information. It is not medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for visiting your doctor. If you need medical care, have any questions, or wish to receive the full text of this Patient Education Pamphlet, please contact your obstetrician-gynecologist. To ensure the information is current and accurate, ACOG titles are reviewed every 18 months. © Copyright December 2005 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1&pageid=5602§ionMonograph=ht1,M1 Deviated septum: Oh... boy. :( s.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/27/2008 19:38:59
(don't) Rock me boat..... Amazon and YouTube: More 'its for yeh. Marley: (k)no(w) Bras/zil:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/28/2008 17:38:23
Notes for the future: Pretty good digital camera.. 2.7 pixils.... digital camera that a woman showed Mum on the Rockport Walk this past Sunday... Casio EXILim 7.2 megapixils. She got at RadioShack for $150.... pay $10 extra.... chip $60, on sale for $30. Press chip into printer... printer has slots in it that has different size chips.. printer can upload to hard drive.... Can delete contents from chip. Music for this Friday: Schumann 2nd quartet.. in F Haydn, opus 17, #2, also in F. Lawn mowers.. sharpening mower blades.. also lawnmower maintainence: with a rider -- as long as you have a die-hard, cast-iron back! Pilobulus on Conan O'Brien
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 08/30/2008 01:04:14
Gliders, more gliders, and soaring: Warm me up.. and we'll reach cloudbase! yeah! Soaring REALLY lifts you up! S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/04/2008 01:11:28
Schtuff! Yeah! Other albums to check out: Good tuneage on these! Morrison Brothers Band 21st Century Hoedown 3 Blackest Crow -- hambo tune? kinda slow.. maybe sweifacher? 6 Uncle Herm's Hornpipe-- intonation.. could be clearer, good double-stops... 7 Shenandoah Odyssey quite nice.. sounds like ELEC guitar! 10 Yellow Barber -- good tune! Sounds like something Fiddle Fever played around with! 11 Going to the Free State -- NICE! Rodney Miller and Bob McQuillen Pure Quill © 2000 Great Meadow Music (617664203724) 12 Flowers of Edinburgh/ Old French/ Willet's Hornpipe/ Mountain Ra Bob Mcquillen Farewell to the Hollow © 1991 Great Meadow Music (826816102529) 1 Teetotaler's/ Green Fields of America/ Swinging' On a Gate The Montville Project The Montville Project: 53 Essential New England Dance Tunes © 2008 The Montville Project (606548671827) (format: CD-R) The Pleasant Family Old Time String Band The Family Album © 2006 The Pleasant Family Old Time String Band (837101143042) Research these! NICE! :] :] Boiled Buzzards Eat At Joe's © 1992 Dan Levenson Old Time Music (793447700328) And these! More 'a comin'! :) HOW could I have missed THIS????? The Chicken Chokers 07 © 2007 The Chicken Chokers (794465851122) Triple Chicken Foot Meeting in the Air © 2006 Triple Chicken Foot (634479467844) Research more of Foghorn STringband!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/04/2008 17:26:09
Samurai Girl... from the novels by Premiered: September 05, 2008, on ABC Family Rating: None User Rating: (1 ratings) Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars Premise: A young woman attempts to learn the truth about her adoptive family and her own mysterious past. Based on the series of novels by Carrie Asai. Cast * Jamie Chung: Heaven Kogo * Brendan Fehr: Jake Stanton * Stacy Keibler: Karen * Saige Thompson: Cheryl * Kyle Labine: Otto * Steven Brand: Severin Next episode: ABCFAM, Fri, Sep 5 8:00 PM The Book of the Sword New Part 1 of 6. A reluctant Heaven (Jamie Chung) leaves Tokyo with her family and heads to San Francisco for her arranged marriage. After a group of ninjas arrives and turns the ceremony into chaos, Heaven is warned to be careful whom she trusts, so she sets out to seek some... ABCFAM Fri, Sep 5 8:00 PM The Book of the Sword New Part 1 of 6. A reluctant Heaven (Jamie Chung) leaves Tokyo with her family and heads to San... more Record with TiVo ABCFAM Fri, Sep 5 9:00 PM The Book of the Sword New Part 2 of 6. Heaven persuades her brother's friend Jake (Brendan Fehr), a martial-arts expert, to... more Record with TiVo ABCFAM Sat, Sep 6 8:00 PM Book of the Heart New Part 3 of 6. Heaven relies on Jake, Severin, Otto and Cheryl to help her continue to find answers... more Record with TiVo ABCFAM Sat, Sep 6 9:00 PM Book of the Heart New Part 4 of 6. Jake is surprised when his ex-fiancée, Karen (Stacy Keibler), makes an unexpected... more Record with TiVo ABCFAM Sat, Sep 6 10:00 PM Book of the Heart New Part 3 of 6. Heaven relies on Jake, Severin, Otto and Cheryl to help her continue to find answers... more Record with TiVo
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/10/2008 13:01:10
Hmmmm... call from the lab at AboutWby W.. Meghan.... 9/10/08 TSH is .145.. thus overactive...??? Thus, HyPERthyroid... s&s are:
"Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which may make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose. It can also cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms. Hyperthyroidism symptoms may include: * Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and food intake remain normal or even increase * Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations) * Increased appetite * Nervousness, anxiety or anxiety attacks, irritability * Tremor — usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers * Sweating * Changes in menstrual patterns * Increased sensitivity to heat * Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements * An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of your neck * Fatigue, muscle weakness * Difficulty sleeping Older adults are more likely to have either no signs or symptoms or subtle ones, such as an increased heart rate, heat intolerance and a tendency to become tired during ordinary activities. Medications called beta blockers, which are used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions, can mask many of the signs of hyperthyroidism. Graves' ophthalmopathy Sometimes an uncommon problem called Graves' ophthalmopathy may affect your eyes. In this disorder, your eyeballs protrude beyond their normal protective orbits when tissues and muscles behind your eyes swell. This pushes the eyeballs forward so far that they actually bulge out of your orbits. This can cause the front surface of your eyeballs to become very dry. Signs and symptoms of Graves' ophthalmopathy include: * Protruding eyeballs * Red or swollen eyes * Excessive tearing or discomfort in one or both eyes * Light sensitivity, blurry or double vision, inflammation, or reduced eye movement."
I concur. concurrent symptoms: excessive proneness towards panic attack, anxiety, nervousness, increased appetite, excessive tearing, possible correlation with tinnitus???? blurry AND double vision, trembly hands, nervousness, need for Brahms... :] Trial run... using both monitor speakers and bought speakers on system.... use monitor speakers for "tweeter" effect?? Wake up to Brahms... last movement of symphony #1.. life should be so good... :) The bad part.. more computer problems....
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/12/2008 13:40:57
Stupid idiot Windoze updates.. going to uninstall the HP printer... stupid idiot driver has be overwritten.. have to reinstall the stupid idiot driver, etc.,etc.etc. and the damn thing ain't printin'! Arrrrrrgh! Anyhoo.. also SKIP and fall-out on Brahms symphony #1... need to clean the thing?? :( :C Hits that may be helpful..... WITH TOOTHPASTE, YET!! :O Every user has had trouble with a scratched CD. In the case of data CDs (CD-ROM), the drive cannot properly read the CD, giving rise to reading errors. In the case of audio CDs, the CD skips when we play it. The first thing to do when coming across a CD with a read error is to clean it, to check whether it the error is not being caused by a dirty surface. You can even wash the CD gently with a little detergent, using your fingers to clean it (avoid sponges, since they can scratch the CD). If the error persists, try reading or playing the CD on another drive. If another drive (or CD player, in the case of audio CDs) gives the same result (read error or skipping, in the case of audio CDs), it will mean that the CD is scratched. Looking against the light, the recording surface (the flip side of the label) of a CD with this kind of trouble will allow you to easily see one or more existing scratches. A CD's data is recorded on a metal layer inside it, a silvered layer on commercial CDs, which is usually golden on CD-Rs. This metal layer is inset in a transparent plastic covering (polycarbonate), used to protect the CD's metal layer and allow printing a label on the side not used for reading. A CD-ROM drive or CD player utilizes a laser beam to read the metal layer. This laser beam crosses the plastic layer and reads the metal layer. If the plastic layer is scratched, the beam will be unable to pass through it, resulting in a read error or skipping the music. In other words, the data to be read are still in the CD, the trouble lies in the layer of plastic. As the CD's contents are preserved, a scratched CD can be recovered by polishing its plastic surface. If, after carrying out the above cleansing, the CD persists in giving reading errors, just polish the CD with toothpaste. That's right, toothpaste. It works wonders, and you won't spend a fortune buying professional cleaning kits. Polish the scratches with a cotton swab, rubbing gently the paste-imbued swab over the scratches until they disappear or until you notice that you have removed them as far as possible. Sometimes the paste may cause new scratching, but it will be merely superficial and easily removed. After clearing the scratches, wash the CD in water. If there are still scratches that the toothpaste has not managed to removed, use a metal polish (Brasso) in the same way as described above. Finally, rub Vaseline on the CD, very gently (do not press hard), from moving out from the centre to the rim. The last step will be testing the CD. If it starts working properly, great. If not, repeat the above procedure, looking for the scratch that is causing the error and concentrating your polishing efforts on it. The first thing to try is toothpaste. Toothpaste with baking soda works good but normal will work too. Put the toothpaste on with you finger and move from center to the edges. Dont go in a circle or it could cause more scratches. Then just wash it off with warm water and wipe with cotton or linen. If this doesnt work then take vaseline or car wax and apply center to edges. This gives it an oil coat thus temporarily fixing the outer layer laminante or hte CD. After applying it wipe it off with a cloth. Don't rinse. If you get it to work, which you should if you do those methods, then quick burn the CD because those fixes are only TEMPORARY.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/15/2008 20:51:20
Brahms c minor piano quartet (opus 60) on YouTube: with a great accelerando in the first movement?!? first movement II: scherzo/allegretto.. a bit faster than it should be.... And the strings are trying desperately to keep up! Why so fast?! GREAT cello solo... and it's even Andante! last movement: a bit choppy. For some reason.. lots of jumps.. YouTube driver problem? another group.. in a church or cathedral... check out the musician placement! Actually, I think I like this.. viola comes out more.... Violist also needs stabilizers on his chair!!! :O Leif Ove Andsnes & Artemis Quartet play Brahms piano quintet scherzo. So... where's the rest of it? when they get to second theme.. too fast, too fast, SLOW IT DOWN! Aha! Brahms piano quintet... with Pinkie as First: 3rd movement.. what happened to the first few measures????
"Unfortunately, I caught the performance a few minutes into this movement, but the rest of the movement is ON FIRE! Violin I: Pinkhas Zukerman Violin II: Ida Kavafian Cello: Gary Hoffman Viola: Paul Neubauer Piano: David Golub (died shortly after this performance) "
Yeah! No argument, it WAS on fire! Um.. they kinda rushed the pitz.. but... WOW...!!! Maybe I can't hate C. Rice all that much.. I mean, she can hold her own playing piano in chamber music.. e.g. Brahms and Dvorak.... Pretty good performance! Sonoris quartet and Chika Murata Brahms Piano Quintet Vienna Konzerthaus April 06 SONORIS Quartett perform... first movement, part I: first movement, part II: slow movement, YUM! Hmph! where are the other movements???? Ohhhhh!! Schubert two-cello quintet: Alban Berg Quartet and Heinrich Schiff 1st movement: 1st movement, part II -- at the second repeat: slow movement: scherzo? Last movement -- they COULD have stood to bear down on it a bit more.. maybe they will: Okay.. I guess I'm diverted.. because I found... RIGHT! :]
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/15/2008 21:51:49
Oh.. to be down between Round and Long ponds..... Yum! :) When your back is hurting too much to go down and cavort around in a square or contra.. to go to Pinewoods.. :C :C :C Pinewoods Camp C# evening dance? I love Pinewoods. Even if you think that dancing so... Pinewoods Cape Breton Step Dance "Recital" in C# End-of-week camper performance from CDSS's Pinewoods American Dance and Music week 2008. Ellie Grace's Cape Breton Step Dancing class with George Wilson as fiddler. New step dancers with 1 week at 1 hour/day under their belts! [TRANSLATED] [b]Yankee Crossing / Dutch Crossing[/b] This is the complete dance, performed at Pinewoods Camp during American Dance and Music Week 2007. It was taught and ... This is the complete dance, performed at Pinewoods Camp during American Dance and Music Week 2007. It was taught and called by Lisa Greenleaf. The musicians were Lissa Schneckenburger, Mark Roberts, Stefan Amidon and Bruce Rosen. Yankee Crossing is Joseph Pimentel's contra adaptation of Dutch Crossing, which was originally written as an English country dance by Ernst van Brakel of the Netherlands. It is an 8-couple dance with two lines of 4 couples. Watch the couple nearest the camera. After they do a hands-across star, one person will travel along the diagonal and the other person around the outside, to meet at the other corner. It is a time-consuming dance to learn. When it is done well, as in this video, it looks really nice. Mathew and Guen's Waltzclog at pinewoods [TRANSLATED] bourree set amelia mason, emily troll, and bethany waickman play at pinewoods camp ... ABE pinewoods bourree ... [TRANSLATED] Lancashire Clogging at Pinewoods 2008 Demonstration on 8 Aug. 2008. Class taught by Meg Ryan. ... clog dancing pinewoods english tradition ... Sweeney Todd the Barber sung by Tony Barrand at Pinewoods 1982...? **** various re: Jean Butler:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/16/2008 18:26:36
Operas on WGBH/PBS ... The Opera Bash on the Labor Day weekend of 2008: Actually, didn't I see these at the Library?????? [q]Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7pm on WGBH 44 Great Performances at the Met: [b]Macbeth[/b] The first of three works by Shakespeare that Verdi set to music, director Adrian Noble sets this tragedy in a bleak, post-World War II-ravaged landscape. Noble's powerful new production is conducted by James Levine, and the ferocious couple in murderous pursuit of power is portrayed by baritone Zeljko Lucic in the title role and soprano Maria Guleghina as his ruthless wife.[/q] THIS is the one that has that triumphant moment.. a bunch of guys, running around carrying 16's.. and singing gorgeous music at the top of their lungs! [q]Saturday, Sept. 6, at 9:30pm on WGBH 44 Great Performances at the Met: [b]La Fille du Régiment[/b] Donizetti's most cherished — and perhaps one of the most vocally challenging — operas, La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) premiered at Covent Garden during the winter of 2007 to wide acclaim. Directed by Laurent Pelly, this production features soprano Natalie Dessay's fearless coloratura and impeccable comic timing, paired with tenor Juan Diego Flórez tackling the famous aria featuring nine high Cs. The production also boasts stage legend Marian Seldes as the Duchess of Krakenthorp and is conducted by Marco Armiliato.[/q] LOVELY music, wonderful dialogs.. very active, witty.. :) Macbeth... on Amazon: Natalie Dessay -- Sop coloratura in Daughter of the Regiment... Great Performances at the Met: La Fille du Régiment ??????? NOT the MET? But, YouTube has it?????? Natalie Dessay - La Fille du Regiment - Salut a la France still slides.. but she's singin' along... Natalie Dessay - La Fille Du Regiment And with Bubbles Silverman: Ah, the "Battleaxe!" Battle doing Exsultate, jubilate But WHOOOO chose the gown?????? Kathleen Battle - Donizetti - Linda - O luce di quest'anima Kathleen Battle - Frühlingsstimmen - Voices of Spring A little more um, glissando? Frühlingsstimmenwaltzer- Natalie Dessay- A Flat hmmmm. but plenty of vocal gymnastics... Dessay performs "Der Hölle Rache" from "Die Zauberflöte" Notice the tremolo gets bigger on the higher notes????? Natalie Dessay performs "O Zittre Nicht" :] Wow! :] Rita Streich-Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) Okay, that will do. :) :] I THINK. ohhhh , spaz for days! Hmmm! Wolverine starts up a song!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/16/2008 19:27:51
So we remember where t'was! sounds from WGBH about boids: other podcasts: **** Oh, COOL! Alan Rickman on playing Professor Snape... Alan Rickman on Jimmy Kimmel BRILLIANT: Sigourney Weaver and A. Rickman: Snow Cake WHAT?! Alan Rickman interview done in 1995 **** HP and the Order of the Phoenix... Harry Potter OOTP (1/14) and harry potter and the order of the phoenix part 1 ---- Al. Dumbledore
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/17/2008 02:15:25
Feeling the shivers... the the dark clouds return, feeling the cold between my shoulder blades. Dislike of this blackness. Reaching, reaching... That tense-feel of fright, which I like not at all. Closing my eyes to pain, closing my eyes to what could be. I'm scared to rest. I'm scared to relax. Struggling for ideas, solutions. Brainstorming falls quite flat. The heaviness in jaw, face, back. will tomorrow be different? will tomorrow be better? Trying to keep an open mind. Wanting caffeine/sugar other things, useless. Feeling that ache of dread, Three hours until the sunshine. Six hours before solutions can be found. Grasping at melodies to drive the fear away. Beethoven, my heart, fades when I reach for him. To curl up to sleep. Not to dream, but to rest in oblivion. "sweet, dreamless repose." IS anything ever better in the morning?
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/17/2008 02:59:53
Brahms Symphony # 1, Movement 4, Exposition Amy is conducting the Carlos Chavez Youth Orchestra ... And they sound DAMN GOOD! Karajan Live In Tokyo '81 - Brahms Symphony 1, Ⅳ - Part 1 Wow! Lento.. maybe a little bit of accelerando??? at the repeat: Karajan - Live In Tokyo '81 - Brahms Symphony 1, Ⅳ - Part 2 I have to admit, I don't like it that the tympanist's wrists seem so tense and tight. Yick.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/19/2008 19:14:30
Debbie bringing it all back.. ideas for a career, hopefully in music.. as what, a reviewer? when I can't play with these damn, stubby fingers?????? Ugh! Oh, how I wish!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/21/2008 20:36:13
I got it, I got it, I got it... WHACK! Yup, they got it! our printer, on the other hand! Arrrr gh!! In any case: Discovery Channel, and all like that: Fitttv at Discovery: Discovery Health:
-- T. Dolby ************************************************************************** Per MadMilt's search.. a database that features ALL sorts of folk dancing from a myriad of countries????? Wow! ID for North America; Hello everyone...Just wanted to ask about your experience with Applying to U.S. Colleges and Irish dance. Any scolarships at all..experience with interviews, essays, etc. Thanks for your help. -- :), 12:19:46 09/12/08 Fri Wow! has vid clips results of "google search for folk dance steps
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/22/2008 01:07:39
Stephanie Mills in "Children of Eden" Children Of Eden: Highlights (1998 New Jersey Cast) [CAST RECORDING] Adrian Zmed, William Solo, Stephanie Mills, Children Of Eden (Related Recordings), Stephen Schwartz, Kelli Rabke OhMygod! Stephanie Mills Hold On To Midnight 1985 Great tune.... the video.. hmph! :O Phyllis Hyman: Phyllis and Angela Etta James: Tell Mama
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/24/2008 22:58:35 You can see the small tick body on this tick, with the legs. The rest of the white is the bloating of the blood sac that has filled up with blood from a day or two of gorging. Once the tick is full, usually 3-4 days, it'll drop off and go about its business. For a female tick, this may involve laying thousands of eggs to create new ticks. There are many, many old wives tales about tick removal. Most of them are VERY dangerous and make things much worse. Here is the proper method of tick removal, as endorsed by veterinarians. Wear Gloves Ticks carry many diseases, and what you're doing is likely to get you in close contact with one. Wear gloves and be sure to wash your hands THOROUGHLY after you are done. Grab the Tick Firmly by the HEAD with tweezers Your aim is to get the ENTIRE tick off of the cat. If you just yank by the body, you might only remove half of the tick. Get as close to the skin as you can get with good tweezers. Note you do NOT want to do inane things like try to burn it with a match, or drown it, or smother it. Remember, the lethal part of the tick is in its saliva, which is already down in your pet's skin. Anything which antagonizes the tick is going to cause the tick to inject MUCH more saliva in. You want to get that tick out before it even knows something is going on. Pull Straight Out Without Twisting Again, the head of the tick is embedded into the cat's body. If you twist, you're likely to twist that head right off and leave it behind. It went in straight, it will come out straight. Yes, there are still times that a bit of head will be left behind. And again, it's not the head that is the problem, it's the saliva. So the cat's body will naturally push out the head after a short while. Do the best you can, but don't obsess if there's a small bit left. Drop the Tick Into Alcohol Ticks are VERY resiliant and can survive just about anything, including drowning in water. They have an air sac that helps them survive. However, alcohol is a poison. Drop the entire tick into alcohol and in about 10 minutes they should be toast. Tick Removal Many methods have been tried to remove ticks, many of which are not recommended. Applying a recently extinguished match or even a still lit match to the body of the tick will NOT cause the tick to back out and fall off. The mouthparts only let go when the tick has completed the meal. Also, applying fingernail polish will suffocate the tick but will not cause the tick to fall off. # The best recommendation to remove a tick is to use a tweezers or commercially available tick removal device and pull the tick off. Do not touch the tick since diseases can be transmitted. Consider wearing gloves when removing a tick. # With a tweezers or tick removal device, grab the tick as close to the head as possible. With steady, gentle pressure, pull the tick out of the skin. Frequently, pieces of skin may come off with the tick. # If the head of the tick remains in the skin, try to grab it and remove as much as possible. If you are unable to remove the entire head, don't fret. This is not life threatening. Your pet's immune system will try to dislodge the head by creating a site of infection or even a small abscess. # Usually no additional therapy is needed, but if you are concerned, contact your family veterinarian. There are surgical instruments that can be used to remove the remaining part of the tick. Wearing gloves is essential while taking off a tick from a cat. Once the work is done wash your hands properly. You'll want to remove all the ticks from the cat's entire body. Pulling them off will remove just half the tick and will not resolve the problem. So get closer to the cat's skin; this can be best done using tweezers. Avoid doing insane things like burning, smothering or drowning the tick. Most likely, you'll injure your cat without removing the tick. Remember that the saliva of the tick is poisonous and has already entered the cat's skin. Antagonizing the tick will cause the tick inject excessive saliva. The best thing to do would be to grab it firmly by its head with the help of tweezers and quickly remove it. Many times, the head will remain in the skin. But the head will not cause problems; it is the saliva that will cause problem. The head will be flushed out from the cat's body naturally. Topical products when applied on the skin of the pet, in between the shoulder once in a month have been effective as well. Ticks are resilient and can survive drowning. The air sac present in them helps them to survive. Since alcohol is poisonous to ticks, dropping them in it will definitely kill them in less than 10 minutes. If you are unable to remove it personally, take the cat to the vet and he will remove it professionally. Tick collars prevent new ticks from getting attached and promote detachment of ticks too. Best of all, you should try to prevent ticks from entering the body of pets. Take extra care while the cat is in the wood or among low bushes and tall grass. Watching your cat while he is outdoors will help him stay pest-free. Katie Appleby is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about how to take a tick off a cat, please visit Tick Treatment Site for current articles and discussions. Article Source:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/28/2008 04:06:07
This morning at 2am.. Dad can't pee, thus, back to the ER over at the Faulkner.... and we're hoping for the best... but, will it be the perp, will it be the catheter??????? I'm almost scared to find out. email to the siblings. Ahh, I clutch too soon.. he's just got another catheter in... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~**~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~**~*~**~~** Star Trek IV: Bloopers Trek Classic Bloopees: I'm a Doctor not an ____ - Janeway does "9 to 5" McCoy gets the last word: Star Trek - The Motion Picture Directors Edition - Trailer Enterprise goes into warp drive brief going into warp effect Star Trek II The Wrath of kahn Mutara Nebula Battle Star Trek 2 - Enterprise finishes off Reliant Star Trek The Wrath of Khan (Tribute to James Horner) PART 1 Star Trek The Wrath of Khan (Tribute to James Horner) PART 2 Star Trek 3 Enterprise Returns Home Star Trek III.. Stealing the Enterprise Star Trek ( tribute to the original crew & films ) Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan Deleted Scenes Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan - Reaction Edit ood! New Star Trek Cast Comic Relief - Star Trek TNG
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 09/28/2008 16:49:51
The embattled search to find reasonable renditions of the Tchaikovsky string quartet(s), on Amazon, etc. The Amazon search: The quartet disc that the library has.. Amazon without sound samples, natch.... tower???? And, YouTube - with the St. Lawrence.. even at Jordan Hall.... Voxare Quartet: Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1- Andante Cantabile and they ARE bringing it out: but a little bit of slurring.. and I don't remember that being in the music......! Voxare Quartet: Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1, mvt. 3- Scherzo Piotr I. Tchaikovsky - Quartet No.2 Hmmmm :) Voxare Quartet Performs Mozart Quartet in G, K. 387, mvt. 1 St. Lawrence String Quartet rehearsal at Jordan Hall Guaneri plays the "Serioso" Guarneri String Quartet Beethoven ( Opus 59, #1 Borodin Quartet Moscow 1984 ~*~*~**~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~~*~*~*~**~*~*~~*~*~**~*~*
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/01/2008 00:04:58
Links to ponder, links to pursue: Hmmm, decisions, decisions.... health stuff:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/01/2008 16:18:01
Reminder to self: REspond to threads in Instrumental Music.. Jon made some AMAZING replies! :)
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/03/2008 07:41:04
Haydn Clock Symphony, off of YouTube: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~~**~~**~~*~*~*~ HPotter -- book Search: Quidditch through the Ages: ~*~**~*~*~*~*~~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~~*~**~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~~**~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~**~*~**~~*~*~* Amazon online reader: A Sense of Dance: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~**~~*~*~**~~*~*~**~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~* *** RESEARCH THIS -- exercises and toning for ALL parts of the body, including guidelines for ailments, e.g. bad lower back :) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Hypothyroidism -- woman to woman: Hypothyroid sourcebook: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* more video (movies) online via Crackle: *~***~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* MSN's interesting videos: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Cute Kitties: Dramatic Cat Reaction: Kitten vs. Toothbrush (electrical) Cat digs getting teeth brushed with electric toothbrush: Cats playing, "Gimme the dish!" Cat saying "Hello!" Cat gets into the Fights: Kitty Wing-Chun practice session: Cat goes nuts with Laser Pointer: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Ducks Airflight show: For Mum -- Nesting Puffins: National Geographic site with videos: Hurricane Kyle and the Maine Coast: What's making Hurricanes strengthen: Water Spout (Sept 08) on Florida Beach Global Warming: Horrific Sounds of Hurricane Ike: The Mercury (spaceflight) Project History of Space up to the Shuttle: Shuttle Does Backflip: "How does a rocket work": "Space Storm Fronts: Fall Slide Show: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~**~*~*~*~*~**~*~**~*~*~*~**~**~**~*~*~*~* Biden vs. Palin debate in entirety: where the standings are.. regarding Biden and Palin: Which banks are in trouble - even with FDIC: Shopping securely online: This poor guy -- how to lose your job.... oh my god... Exercise TV -- leg blast.. eek. Is THIS what she wants me to do? Abs on the Stab. ball: Abs and back workout -- ??? Ballet rear end buster: Bo Staff Workout: ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dude leaps over 12 people lying down: This Dude skips rocks really well: VERY HOKEY Light Saber Battle
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/07/2008 18:46:42
WWW -- Robert Conrad style.. maybe a little Will Smith: diana Rigg in the Avengers: Star Trek clips: Lady Magdalene Gospel Sing Along: Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares: Beyond Antares: Uhura sings to Spock: We Reach, Bigtime! One Nimoy dressing it up: 1966 Nimoy interview on set of TreK: The Deadly Years remastered: Remastered Star Trek Classic teasers: The ORIGINAL MUDDY TOS bloopers: "Trek Classic bloopers, 1 of 3" was THIS the second one? But, the one upstairs, but the one downstairs....???? Trek Classic Bloopers 3/3 um hmm! A little better than the previous.. but...still Trek! Star Trek Next Gen blooperies: Bit a' DS9, Voyager, Next Gen: Stewart serenades Gene: Pirates of Caribbean bloopers: Johnny Depp MAKES Jack Sparrow: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Rush Hour Bloopers:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/07/2008 20:47:18
Watch "thousands" of your favorite shows on line... hmmmmm Courtesy AOL. Try rockin' through these vids of Trek: Tos: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~**~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Hmmmm... What inspired me in the Bath... Yes, Denny Crane is cool, but does Bill Shatner know what the "Leverett Connector" is? Or the "X-way"? Or the Ted Williams Tunnel? or 93? or Storrow? Or the Gas Tanks? has he ever heard of Wicked Good Newbury Comics? Or down by the Hynes? Or, near the Pru? Or the Jughandle? Or how bad the Lower Deck can get? Or the light cycles on Routes 2 and 9? Or, down by the Allston/Brighton Tolls? Hits for Boston Legal off of Google: And, Natch, I catch the show AFTER it's put on hiatus.... :( Boston Legal Fan Site with vids, clips, etc.: Boston Legal on Wiki: Still doesn't say, "We did Boston"! TV Squad reviews Boston Legal: William Shatner says Captain Kirk was a good Hero:
"To many people, William Shatner is a beloved TV icon. To others, he's a shameless self-promoter, a commercial pitchman for everything from margarine to hotel rooms. Few feel neutral about Shatner, so this story may come as something of a surprise. William Shatner rarely watches himself on TV and film. Like a lot of actors, when he works, he's in the moment and doesn't go back and study what he did and why. It's been working for him. As Denny Crane on Boston Legal, he's won two Emmys in the last three years. He's also not watching his old TV shows. In fact, it wasn't until recently that Shatner actually sat and watched Star Trek. "I haven't seen myself playing Captain Kirk in a long, long time," he said. So when he saw the episode called A Piece of the Action, in which the Enterprise has to interfere in a planet that's built its society on the model of a Chicago 1920's gangster movie and threaten to kill each other, he watched it. Kirk dons a Fedora and pinstripe suit to beam down to the planet and broker a peace between the warring factions. Oh, and the episode is a comedy! It wasn't as campy as Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in Robin and the Seven Hoods, but they may have used the same costumer. Anyway, Shatner didn't reach for the remote. "I watched it now, from my perspective of 40 years later, and I thought, `You know, that's rather good.' It's a starship captain trying to do the accent, the Noo Yawk accent, trying to play tough, trying to be one of the guys. It's not quite right, but it's what a starship captain would have done-a decent imitation, enough to fool those guys but not the audience." Reflecting on the character of Jim Kirk, Shatner said, "He was a good hero. He made decisions. He was forceful. He was compassionate. He was the instigator. He fought hard and long physically and emotionally. He carried the dilemma of whether to intrude or not to intrude. It was all the classic forms of good Greek play making: The hero has the dilemma and resolves the dilemma." Whether Shatner will feel that good about the upcoming (2009) Star Trek movie in which Kirk and Spock and McCoy and the entire Enterprise crew will return, but with new actors in the roles, remains to be seen. Chris Pine has been cast as James T. Kirk. All Bill is saying now is that he's kind of sad that he's not involved. True, this is sci-fi, but Kirk perished in the 1994 feature Star Trek Generations. Meanwhile, don't be stunned if Bill Shatner snags another Emmy nomination for Boston Legal. The nominations will be announced on July 17, 2008."
What TV Guide is saying: Episodes: Boston Legal on FanPop:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/07/2008 21:31:47
Bringing it all back home: US Cavalry: The way I loved to train:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/16/2008 22:37:06
The images and youtube vids I stuck in Honey's post: *~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~* The Scarlet Pimpernel (we watched the 1934 with Leslie Howard): Apparently there are a whole bevy of movies: A safe site to watch the film? ????? we'll see how safe it is... Ocean sounds, quiet mind: Sounds of Rain and Crickets: Rainforest Relaxation video: Wind blowing through trees: Northern LIghts 7/11/07 Turtle Beach, Bermuda.. Sounds: "My Northern Lights: Horshoe Beach, Bermuda: Bermuda:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/20/2008 00:46:12
Ideas for Moz Horn quintet w/strings: Wow! UPC: 675754973421 BINC: 8874606 Catalog No. 150732/2 Performers: Fumiaki Miyamoto, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Philippe Racine, Reiner Wehle Composers: Carl Stamitz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conductor: Patrick Fournillier Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~**~ Yes! Yes! :] Get them feet up and cookin'! Carolina Chocolate Drops: perform at Chapel Hill, NC Carolina Chocolate Drops "Cornbread and Butterbeans" carolina chocolate drops and mercedez benz Carolina Chocolate Drops w/ Joe Thompson- John Henry kinda too scrappy and scrapy Carolina Chocolate Drops - Going Down the Road Feeling Bad yeah! Memphis Shakedown - The Carolina Chocolate Drops with some grooves on harp, too squelched. Carolina Chocolate Drops performing "Hit' Em Up Style" The story: Carolina Chocolate Drops: Carolina Chocolate Drops on Michigan TV station Carolina Chocolate Drops sur le TNT Show 170308 Carolina Chocolate Drops "Will Adam's Breakdown" Carolina Chocolate Drops - Starry Crown Carolina Chocolate Drops - Rickett's Hornpipe Dancing, Carolina Chocolate Drops Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind Google search for Carolina chocolate Drops And, definitely here: Wow!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/22/2008 23:20:37
Start on Tuesday AM... Dad into hospital Tuesday night, wednesday, wednesday night...Arrrgh! Well, this is sort of after the fact, but, the fact he's being under observation, and HOPEFULLY anything that happens will be caught in time.... Tuesday morning, Mum and Dad are in the kitchen, Dad's in the process of his breakfast making, he's had his juice and egg.. and he's in the process of prepping for his coffee. Mum turns around. He's just sitting there. Not doing anything, which is NOT like Dad. She said to him, "You're not doing anything." His response: "I don't feel good. I don't feel good in my head, and my shoulders." She went and took his pulse, and it felt slow. But she was also noting that he was sweating, and he felt hot to her. She went into the bathroom to get one of the thermometers, and, when she came back, he'd sort of slumped forward. She told him to open his mouth, that she was going to take his temperature, and he didn't do anything. She repeated herself louder, and no response. Then, she asked him if he could hear her, no response. So, she propped him up, and ran up the stairs, and got me. I was asleep, but when I heard her feet pounding up the stairs, you better believe that I awakened fast. She explained the situation, and, what with my back, I can't lift anything. We thought we could get him to his couch, and he could at least rest while she called the Pre-Urgent Care at his HMO. When I came down Dad had pretty well sagged in his chair. His forearms were sort of draped over his knees. He looked damn pale, and his eyes were really puffy. I came over and said, "Hey, Dad, How are you doing?" No response. I touched his hands, and said, "Daddy, can you feel that?" No response. Mum was going to call his doctor, and, suddenly, his eyes got all glassy. and he began to sink to one side. Then, to my horror, he began to sag against me, and his eyes began rolling up in his head. His mouth opened, but I was worried that he was going to pass out. And, at that point, I guess I kind of hit adrenalin/instinct mode. At that point, Dad was really white, and I started really talking at him, talking about things that were important to the two of us. I kept talking at him, waiting for him to input answers, asking leading questions where I KNEW that he would know the answer, just to get him thinking. I was having problems with the timing of a movement in this string quartet, and I said to him, "You're going to have to help me, because I still can't get the rhythm right. It's that crazy 9/8 time; I have to do it in threes." I think we're going to have to listen to it again. And then, he started yawning profusely. I think he yawned two or three times. Mum called 911. gave them all the details. they said they would respond with ambulance, etc. He's still yawning. I said, "Mum has called an ambulance. And, of course, we'll need to pack a "goody bag" in case the hospital doesn't have your special kind of mints. What else do you think you'll need?" Suddenly, he mumbled something, unintelligible, but something. But, any kind of response was good. I said, "Do you want to have the glasses you have on, or do you want your unifocals?" And now, low voice, but clear, "That's not such a bad idea." and his humor was there. And he yawned again. And his eyes opened, not a lot, but they opened a little. He couldn't track my finger, but he was able to squeeze my hands, which was a good sign. And he looked at me while he was doing it.. he was coming around. Then, the doorbell rang, and it was the ambulance medics. And, there was a fire engine parked in the street. They brought in a chair-like arrangement, which I thought was a wonderful idea. And they used that to get him out of our kitchen and to a gurney. At that point he announced that he needed to do a poop, but the medics wouldn't let him do it, because he had a bag. They didn't want him to pass out. They got him on the gurney, and into the ambulance. They sank an iv immediately (I don't know what was in the iv), and took his vitals. His BP was really low. But his eyes were responsive. He sort of weakly smiled and Mum and me, and they whisked him over to one of the big hospitals in Boston. He was in the ER for a long time. In fact, they moved him out of the main part of the ER, and over to one of the ER "Recovery" rooms. While he was in there, they found his symptoms corresponded with "Bradycardia" slow and sluggish heartbeat. In fact, while I was watching the monitor that indicated his vital signs, I noted that the heart rate was 60, 60, 60... then, 48, 47, 53, 60, 60, 60, 60, 48, 47, 52, 59, 60, 60, and so on. Well, now we're in a dilemma. Dad has been pestered by a persistent UTI. He had been drinking cranberry juice in other things, but told me he stopped the week before. He was on two antibiotics, one being Flomax. Well, two things: they need to do a terp, and clean out his prostate, so his ability to pee is not hindered, AND according to what the pacemaker cardiologist said, it seemed as if his pacemaker was being a culprit. They got the Doc who had done his original pacemaker installation, and the Doc did some tests, and found that the pacemaker, along with having a low battery, also had a loose wire. At that point, Dad admitted to feeling rather exhausted and winded when just going up our flight of stairs. So, the hospital has since taken out the catheter. They don't have him on an iv antibiotic, but I believe an oral one. The main thing, get him past this UTI, so he can have first the one, cleaning out the prostate, and then the other, having a new pacemaker and wires installed. And, natch, they don't want to either open up his chest, or do work on his prostate when that infection is lingering. One of our neighbors, who is a lovely gem, and who worked at this hospital in the Critical Care Unit, took us in. I was so worried, I hadn't packed my own painkillers, nor took the cane. Well, I paid for it. But, as soon as Dad saw the two of us, his spirits went way up. I wish he'd hurry up and get this UTI knocked out (there had been white blood cells in his urine when they did a urinalysis), because I want him back, and I have about six musical things to discuss with him. In any case, I've started up a "Ban Thread" -- sort of sense of humor, but, when someone who is so significant in your life is in a circumstance like this, it feels better to throw some cyber-ink at Fate, instead of just sitting back and getting more depressed. Our Nurse friend applauded the two of us for calling 911 so quickly. The episode of when he first felt symptoms, to when he felt lucid (and he didn't remember the part in the kitchen at all) was about ten - fifteen minutes. Hospital had done a cat scan on his head.. (I was wondering about an EEG) and they said he seemed fine. I checked him. I spoke about a quartet, and that maybe I can listen to it again (Dvorak's American), even though so many quartets play it (to about ad nauseum.). Didn't take Dad a half a second to sing the theme of the first movement, which viola starts. So, he has most of his things. He has all his little quirky things, so he's pretty comfortable. We'll have to see if he's coming home tomorrow. And, I don't know about future bookings. I really would prefer if he had some kind of exterior monitoring device on that pacemaker, I can pretty much replicate what I did above, but, I rather not suffer a repeat of this. Here is the link to that Ban Thread. Do me a favor: Find some symphony, or good piece of chamber music, or some really good fiddle music.. and keep some good thoughts open for him. Me? I'm waiting for him to pull his viola out and start practicing the Mozart B flat quartet. I love him LOTS! Shadow.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By Puss_in_Boots
On 10/23/2008 22:36:34
((((SHADOW)))) Got some music, some good thoughts... here we go!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/27/2008 00:42:25
You Tube terms of acceptance: Smallville, videos, pictures, etc.;video;thumb listings:;listings videos: shows:;more&om_act=convert&om_clk=videospph Charmed on YouTube: Charmed, Doherty leaves cast: What type face/font is this? Charmed on TNT. Puzzles: "Which Charmed One are you?" as if I didn't know! Charmed typeface or font, is a "Gothic"? What is a Gothic typeface? Gothic Fonts Gothic fonts are sans serif typefaces. Serifs are the cross strokes at the ends of the main strokes of a letter. Gothic fonts are relatively uniform in stroke weight. There are various styles of Gothic typefaces. They are also sometimes called sans serif or block letter. Gothic fonts should not be confused with Old English or blackletter typefaces. The term Gothic was used mainly by early American type founders. The term is now more rare in the English-speaking world but is still very popular in Japan. It probably derived from the architectural definition, meaning a style that was neither Roman or Greek. In house search for good fonts: apparently the newer version of word is pretty scanty when it comes to fonts.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/31/2008 12:35:02
Numbness on quad muscle: Also, check for pin-like sensation on top (crown) of quad muscle. Liv & Let Liv Meditative Pachelbel with Ocean Pachelbel's Canon in D -- Soothing Music with Ocean surf Relaxing Music - Soothing Pictures Managing Your Stress in Tough Economic Times Overwhelmed by Workplace Stress? You’re not alone. APA Center for Health and Emotional Wellness:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 10/31/2008 13:22:33
Is this the closest I could find to what the anterior incision is like? Finally, there are a number of ab toning exercises after c-section that you can use to help tone that section of your body. Here are a few that have worked for other moms like you: 1. Pelvic tilt – By lying on your back with your feet on the floor, lift your pelvis off the ground while you pull in your lower abdominal muscles. You can either repeat this exercise or you can see how long you can hold your muscles in and then lower slowly. 2. Side crunches – To help hold in the skin that may be hanging on your stomach, you will want to strengthen your oblique muscles as well. Lying on the ground with your feet on the floor, put your hands behind your head, left up as though you were going to crunch normally and then twist to the side, letting the opposite elbow touch the opposite knee. Slowly twist back to the middle and lower down. Repeat on the other side. Side crunches – To help hold in the skin that may be hanging on your stomach, you will want to strengthen your oblique muscles as well. Lying on the ground with your feet on the floor, put your hands behind your head, left up as though you were going to crunch normally and then twist to the side, letting the opposite elbow touch the opposite knee. Slowly twist back to the middle and lower down. Repeat on the other side. On a daily basis you need to be re-training your deepest abdominal muscles (transverse abdominals and pelvic floor) so practice the 'drawing-in maneuver' (pulling your belly button back towards your spine as you breathe). By strengthening your TVA and retraining it to automatically activate and hold, you can visibly reduce the size of your waist and protect your lumbar spine in the long-term. We do this in Pilates all of the time. -Rectus abdominals -You also need to be retraining the more superficial muscles of the abdominal area including the rectus abdominals ('six-pack' muscles) - the muscle tissue that is cut into during a c-section. Due to the scar tissue present, the core exercises need to be performed at a slow, controlled pace, with a full range of motion, and conscious attention given totally to the abdominal area you are trying to strengthen. Try a basic crunch with your knees in a bent position apart, doing 2-3 ets of 15 repetitions. At the top of each crunch movement pause and hold for 1 second while trying to consciously squeeze your abdominal Labels: C-Section posted by MARISATRAINER @ 5:32 AM
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/03/2008 13:45:24
FINALLY! Grrrr-- Argh!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/06/2008 11:37:45
Getting around the blame game:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/08/2008 09:34:55
Newest ponderings, addictions, etc. For Aunt Urzel: Bare Escentuals -- maybe they HAVE makeup that can prevent my ultra-sensitive face from breaking out:\ For the Mummum: Hits for Mark Morris: From Brian... Sneezing Panda? ^^ Think I saw this already.... :? Brahms, Serenades 1 & 2... Haydn Variations Academic Festival Overture Tragic Overture; Alto Rhapsody -- Janet Baker London Phil Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra Sir Adrian Boult EMI Classics -- CD1: 1. Academic Festival Overture, opus 80: 9:46 2 -- 7 Serenade Number 1 in D, opus 11, 8. Alto Rhapsody opus 53.. 11:44 CD2: Tragic Overture , opus 81: 13.55 Serenade #2 in A, opus 16 INVEST! This is quite good!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/08/2008 13:13:28
Rewiring this house: Consider: 3 1/2 floors. two main fuse boxes (with two circuit breakers therein), with ground insulators; Some knob and tube wiring; some old-style outlets, not in use. new toggle fuse box. new liquid fuse (?) box. Rewire 3 floor house: good advice: Find An Electrician -- BBB rated. [q][b]Factors in the Rewiring Cost:[/b] * Age of the Home - older homes can require more work - the electrical box might only be for 100 amps while homes today need 200 amps. * Number of Rooms - you can rewire one room, three, just the main floor, or the entire house. * The Level of Intrusiveness - will the electrician need to go behind the walls to remove and replace wiring? Or will they be able to run new wire in the baseboards and through the floorboards through an unfinished basement and attic? * Area of the Country - like any labor intensive job, costs can vary from state to state and within urban versus rural communities. Make sure that the electrician installs GFI outlets in all the wet rooms. GFI outlets are instantly turn off the electrical supply when the appliance, cord, or outlet comes in contact with water. A wet room is the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and even the garage is now considered to be such. Plan on spending about $1000 to $1500 to rewire a single major room, such as your kitchen which requires multiple outlets and usually has a lot of accent and task lighting. Smaller room could be in the $300 to $1000 range. To completely wire the average home in the U.S. it will cost anywhere from $8000 to $20,000. To find a local electrician for your rewiring project - post the request with us at Construction Deal. We'll match you to electrical experts in your area and it won't cost you anything. You'll be able to choose from a variety of companies and their various bids to make sure you get the best price![/q] [q]The ease or difficulty of rewiring your home will be partly dependent on the type of house (i.e. solid brick, timber) that you live in. "When putting in power points in a solid brick home we sometimes have to take up the floorboards," says Darren from Summit Electrical. "If the client doesn't want the floorboards taken up, we look for exterior walls where normally there is a cavity. In a timber home you may have gaps between the walls, so we just drop [the wiring] down the side of the walls. In a solid brick house we can also look at going into the interior walls of the house and putting power points there." However, when rewiring two-storey houses, there's no avoiding cutting up the floorboards on the second level. A more modern, tidier option is to install a home automation system, which requires less wiring and is most commonly used for lighting. According to Darren, not many people are taking up this option yet because of the high cost of the technology. When it comes to the question of staying in the home versus taking yourself away while the house rewiring job is being done, the best thing to do is ask yourself how much you think you can bear. Darren says most of his clients stay at home, and he makes sure the rewiring job is done in such a way that the family always has electricity in the evening, when they are home. Other people, especially those getting their floorboards ripped up, may prefer to take a short holiday. Fully rewiring your home can be pricy; a three-bedroom house could cost between $5000 and $10,000, depending on the number of power points required, accessibility and whether the home is of solid brick or timber construction.[/q] Good breakdown of various areas: # 01. Attic lighting. # 02. Electrical outlets. # 03. Shed powering. # 04. Fixing faults. # 05. Replace/move the lights. # 06. Connection of appliancies. # 07. Garden lights. # 08. House rewiring. # 09. Fuse board replacment. # 10. Extension wiring. Bottom line: don't do it yourself, or have any other person do it; who isn't a licensed electrician. This Old House: Rewiring another Queen Anne:
"If you have crawl space under the house and attic space its not so hard to do, if you can find a old electrician like me to do it. A large part of the cost is to repair the wall finish (plaster and lathe) To run wireing you must cut holes sometime at the cieling sometimes mid wall some times in the cieling. The main Idea is to run the wiring behind base boards and door trim etc as far as cost goes first you must build a new electric service, 200+ amp panel, rizer& meter etc Then we do the large loads heaters, a/c's water heaters etc here is a ball park # build service with 200amp panel etc $1500.00 2 a/c' and heatpumps with electric heat strips 600.00ea 1200.00 electric stove and or oven 250.00ea 250.00 water heater 200.00 the balance of the estimate is based on how many of any type of outlet you have electric recepticles 40.00ea gfci electric recepticle 55.00ea ark fault recepticle 75.00ea single pole switches 35.00ea 3way switches 60.00ea 4way switches 75.00ea smoke detectors 150.00ea paddle fans 200.00ea cieling lights 100.00ea recessed lights 150.00ea you do the math these prices include labor and materials, but not the light fixtures. or fans, or anything other than switches and rcepticles. Any and all damage to walls cielings and floors are to be repaired by others and are not included in price. engineering, drawings, permit fees, and temporay power are not include and will be billed in addition to the above So now that I scared the bejesus out of you if you put it in prospective average total rewire without going crazy over and above minimal about $15-20 thousand. Not all that bad Hope this helps"
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/09/2008 09:23:58
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Recognizing scams Most scams involve one or more of the following: * inquiry from someone far away, often in another country * Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee" * inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consumating transaction Examples of Scams 1. 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Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or MoneyGram: * Scam "bait" items include apartments, laptops, plasma TVs, cell phones, tickets - but could be almost anything * Often claim that an MTCN or confirmation code is needed before he can withdraw your money - this is FALSE, once you've wired money, it is GONE. * Common countries currently include: Nigeria, Romania, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Netherlands - but could be anywhere * Apartment listing may be local, but landlord/owner is "travelling" or "relocating" and needs you to wire money to them abroad * Deal often seems too good to be true, price is too low, rent is below market, etc 4. distant person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money: * this is ALWAYS a scam, in our experience - the cashier's check is FAKE * sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not * scammer often asks for your name, address, etc for printing on the fake check * deal often seems too good to be true 5. distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service. * most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers * for more info, do a google search on "fake escrow" or "escrow fraud" 6. distant seller asks for a partial payment upfront, after which he will ship goods * he says he trusts you with the partial payment * he may say he has already shipped the goods * deal often sounds too good to be true 7. foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers, then wiring funds * foreign company may claim it is unable to receive payments from its customers directly * you are typically offered a percentage of payments received * this kind of "position" may be posted as a job, or offered to you via email feedback to Craig's List: Copyright Agent craigslist 1381 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 Please provide our Agent with the following Notice: a) Identify the material on the craigslist site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the website; b) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; c) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner; d) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and e) Your physical or electronic signature. craigslist will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the the procedures outlined in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/09/2008 10:10:08
And Schtuff:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/14/2008 21:24:35
More Schtuff: Seen on LMN -- Thursday (?) night: (CC) Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell (Gertz) and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not expect the same thing to happen as it did to their parents. To the surprise of everyone, the program works, but the administration warns the duo that it will not last unless every senior student is able to pass his or her final exams and graduate with the class. As the end of the school year approaches, Gertz faces a crisis to save everything she believes in or lose it all. Written by Anonymous Phantom... Paradise:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/14/2008 22:47:43 Flatfooting - basic course Flatfooting jumpstyle Texas Thunder Cloggers: Traditional Medley (2005 Morris Cloggers
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/16/2008 22:25:47
Crinkle cookies: something to try: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled 2 cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 eggs 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1. In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours. 2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. 3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. 4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. from: Congo bars: Diana's Kitchen: candy, cookies, bars: Hungarian Butter Slices: WB shop online: Thundercats: Really looking feline, aren't they?? :( Thundercats is superman, who meets Thor, who has a sword instead of a hammer, who drives around in big (gas-guzzling) cars.... ??? *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~ If I need to send a message to Maria:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/17/2008 00:23:50
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/17/2008 09:44:09,0,4717093763128928982&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image BOIDS:,0,4717093763128928982&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image Alligator Adventure: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~* *******SCREAMIN' BEANS:******
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/17/2008 16:04:49 Myrtle Beach Carolina Grand Opry:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/19/2008 15:10:28 Trade Associations * American Society of Landscape Architects 636 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20001-3736 Telephone: (202) 898-2444 Web Site: * Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards 12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 110 Fairfax, Virginia 22033 Telephone: (703) 818-1300 Web Site: Filing a Complaint While the majority of licensees conduct themselves as true professionals, the Division of Professional Licensure will take action against those who fail to maintain acceptable standards of competence and integrity. In many cases, complaints are made by dissatisfied consumers - but, dissatisfaction alone is not proof of incompetence or sufficient grounds for disciplinary action. If you have a serious complaint against a licensed landscape architect, call or write the Division's Office of Investigations and ask for a complaint form. Or download a copy of the complaint form PDF. Division of Professional Licensure Office of Investigations 239 Causeway Street, Suite 400 Boston, Mass. 02114 (617) 727-7406
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/21/2008 17:50:20
Can having the croup or the mumps at an early age affect (effect?) breathing and bronchial workings later on? some other good digging places:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/26/2008 22:45:59
Note to self: U Do It Electronics has leads and pin gear for the Simpson 260 meter, First level, in the back, on the left. Rhino Sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis Chronic sinusitis is a complicated spectrum of diseases that share chronic inflammation of the sinuses in common. The causes are multifactorial and may include allergy, environmental factors such as dust or pollution, bacterial infection, or fungus (either allergic, infective, or reactive). Non allergic factors such as vasomotor rhinitis can also cause chronic sinus problems. Abnormally narrow sinus passages, which can impede drainage from the sinus cavities, can also be a factor. Symptoms include: nasal congestion; facial pain; headache; fever; general malaise; thick green or yellow discharge; vertigo or lightheadedness; blurred vision, feeling of facial 'fullness' or 'tightness' which worsens on bending over; aching teeth, and halitosis. Very rarely, chronic sinusitis can lead to Anosmia, the inability to smell or detect odors.[citation needed] In a small number of cases, chronic maxillary sinusitis can also be brought on by the spreading of bacteria from a dental infection. Attempts have been made to provide a more consistent nomenclature 6 for subtypes of chronic sinusitis. A task force for the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Foundation along with the Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership broke Chronic Sinusitis into two main divisions, Chronic Sinusitis without polyps and Chronic Sinusitis with polyps (also often referred to as Chronic Hyperplastic Sinusitis). Recent studies which have sought to further determine and characterize a common pathologic progression of disease have resulted in an expansion of proposed subtypes. Many patients have demonstrated the presence of eosinophils in the mucous lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. As such the name Eosinophilic Mucin RhinoSinusitis (EMRS) has come into being. Cases of EMRS may be related to an allergic response, but allergy is often not documentable, resulting in further subcategorization of allergic and non-allergic EMRS. A more recent, and still debated, development in chronic sinusitis is the role that fungus may play. Fungus can be found in the nasal cavities and sinuses of most patients with sinusitis, but can also be found in healthy people as well. It remains unclear if fungus is a definite factor in the development of chronic sinusitis and if it is, what the difference may be between those who develop the disease and those who do not. Acute sinusitis There are over the counter medicines that can relieve some of the symptoms associated with sinusitis, such as headaches, pressure, fatigue and pain. Usually these are a combination of some kind of antihistamine along with decongestant or pain reliever. Seeing a doctor will usually result in a prescription for antibiotics and a recommendation for rest. NB: The FDA affirmed[citation needed] that antihistamines added to sinus products are not rational, as they don't reduce nasal congestion and can worsen the condition by increasing the viscousity of the mucous (due to their drying effect; anticholinergic effects) making sinus drainage difficult. Therapeutic measures range from the medicinal to the traditional and may include nasal irrigation or jala neti using a warm saline solution, hot drinks including tea and chicken soup, over-the-counter decongestants and nasal sprays, and getting plenty of rest. Analgesics (such as aspirin, paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen) can be used, but caution must be employed to make sure the patient does not suffer from aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) as this could lead to anaphylaxis. If sinusitis doesn't improve within 48 hours, or is causing significant pain, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics (Amoxicillin usually being the most common) with amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin/Co-Amoxiclav) being indicated for patients who fail amoxicillin alone. Fluoroquinolones, and less frequently Doxycycline are used in patients who are allergic to penicillins.[citation needed] A recent British study has found that for most cases of acute sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids work no better than a placebo.[9] [edit] Chronic sinusitis [edit] Simple measures Nasal irrigation and flush promotes sinus cavity health, and patients with chronic sinusitis including symptoms of facial pain, headache, halitosis, cough, anterior rhinorrhea (watery discharge) and nasal congestion found nasal irrigation to be "just as effective at treating these symptoms as the drug therapies." In other studies, "daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation improves sinus-related quality of life, decreases symptoms, and decreases medication use in patients with frequent sinusitis," and is "recommended as an effective adjunctive treatment of chronic sinonasal symptoms."[10][11][12] Medical approaches For chronic or recurring sinusitis, referral to an otolaryngologist (also called an "ear-nose-and-throat" doctor or ENT) may be indicated for more specialist assessment and treatment, which may include nasal surgery. However, for most patients the surgical approach is not superior to appropriate medical treatment. Surgery should only be considered for those patients who do not experience sufficient relief from optimal medication.[13][14] A relatively recent advance in the treatment of sinusitis is a type of surgery called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), whereby normal clearance from the sinuses is restored by removing the anatomical and pathological obstructive variations that predispose to sinusitis. This replaces prior open techniques requiring facial or oral incisions and refocuses the technique to the natural openings of the sinuses instead of promoting drainage by gravity, the idea upon which the Caldwell-Luc surgery was based.[1] Another recently developed treatment is balloon sinuplasty. This method, similar to balloon angioplasty used to "unclog" arteries of the heart, utilizes balloons in an attempt to expand the openings of the sinuses in a less invasive manner. Its final role in the treatment of sinus disease is still under debate but appears promising. Based on the recent theories on the role that fungus may play in the development of chronic sinusitis, newer medical therapies include topical nasal applications of antifungal agents. Much of the original research indicating fungus took place at the Mayo Clinic and they have since patented this treatment option.[15] Although there are some licensing battles taking place over these drugs as a result of the patent, they are currently available for other uses and therefore can be compounded by pharmacies or even by the patient.[citation needed] [edit] Surgical approach and treatment Treatment * Medical therapy including sinonasal irrigation, antibiotics and nasal steroids are often combined with other novel therapies to improve or eliminate sinonasal symptoms. * Surgery is indicated for patients with persistent sinusitis despite adequate medical therapy and severe nasal polyps caused by chronic inflammation.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/28/2008 22:47:24 [b]Six Ways to Thwart a Backstabber at Work[/b] By Kate Lorenz, Editor Today's team-oriented work environments encourage employees to be open, work collaboratively and share ideas and insights. But while these conditions can be positive for productivity, they can also make you vulnerable to the office backstabber. You know, that devious co-worker who acts all friendly and supportive to gain information – even your trust – then jabs a knife between your shoulder blades when you're not looking. Marcy, a marketing manager at a Fortune 100 company, fell victim to a backstabber early in her career. Marcy routinely ate lunch with Michael, a co-worker, and the two used to bounce ideas off of one another. Then one day in a staff meeting, Marcy's boss presented a concept for the new brand campaign that was identical to one Marcy had shared with Michael – and credited Michael with creating it! After the meeting, Marcy went to her boss' office to tell her the idea was actually hers. However, she left feeling as though her boss doubted her story and possibly even considered her petty for complaining. Then there's Jack, whose manager would praise him to his face, all the while telling his own boss that Jack was incompetent. His motive: to look like a hero for all he accomplished despite the "dead weight" employee he had inherited. And let's not forget Irene, whose boss used to support Irene's ideas in private, but then rip them to shreds and slime all over Irene in public if something went wrong and the ideas didn't work out. None of this surprises Dr. Gary Namie, author of "The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job." Namie says backstabbing generally stems from jealousy, ambition and/or greed and that it is especially prevalent in environments that combine scarce resources, weak people and little or no accountability. Namie also points out that supervisors backstab even more frequently than colleagues: "They kiss up the ladder and attack down below." So what can you do to avoid turning your back into a knife rack? 1. Think Before You Speak. Be careful not to say anything to anyone in the office that you wouldn't want repeated. Instead, find a mentor outside the company to reduce the likelihood that your secrets will be used against you. 2. Know How to Spot a Backstabber. Is there a mismatch between a colleague's words and actions? Do you continue to "misread" a co-worker's intentions? Does a colleague's smile or praise seem false or a bit forced? Finally, does the individual have a history of backstabbing? People who have backstabbed before are likely to do so again, so learn from their past victims' experience. 3. Ally Yourself With Others; Distance Yourself From the Backstabber. Stay as far away as you can from backstabbers while still maintaining your professionalism. But do form alliances with trustworthy colleagues for support, protection and to stay tuned into the grapevine. 4. Get Clarification. If the backstabber is your boss, Namie suggests you ask for and record in writing the specific procedures your boss wants you to follow, the result he or she is after and the performance standards by which you will be evaluated. Supervisors can get away with backstabbing when there is ambiguity. Clarity usually puts an end to the confusion – and the backstabbing. 5. Handle Confrontations Publicly. Namie advises politely calling the backstabber on his actions in public. For example: "Your being critical of this idea surprises me, as you gave me your full support and endorsed it when we met in my office last week." Namie says that backstabbers are obsessed with appearances and want to appear cool and collected. As long as you remain emotionally in control when you confront them in public, you will embarrass them enough that they will leave you alone. 6. Take the High Road. Don't get into a mudslinging match. It will only make you look worse. Acting with integrity and dignity usually pays off in the shortrun and always pays off in the longrun. Kate Lorenz is the article and advice editor for She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Copyright 2008 All rights reserved. The information contained in this article may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without prior written authority. Story Filed Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 4:29 PM Career Growth and Change: Workplace issues: occupational quizzes:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 11/29/2008 00:33:49 Young Blades on YouTube: Mutant X:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/02/2008 22:26:04
Ballasts... No gear.. just ballasts..... Thus: Robertson Transformers: Home Depot:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/03/2008 22:32:24
Wow! The Boston Channel had got the vids.. and the images: Channel 5 interesting images: storm pictures, etc.: Traffic web cams: Questions, help, etc.: Search results for Toyota Camry Wagon -- up to 2002:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/05/2008 17:30:19
Looking for: Generations Drum, Natick. Pagan Voz -- Mass. Circles,Festivals, Events:
Jacqueline A. Emerton Passes On Jacqueline Adele Emerton 76, passed away at her home in Gloucester on Sunday, March 21, 2004 after being overcome by cancer. Jackie was born on November 14, 1927 in South Portland, Maine, the daughter of William H. Williamson Jr. and Josephine (Catlin). Her mother was of Penobscot / Passamaquoddy (Abenaki) and English ancestry. Her father was of the Eastern Delaware tribe. Her life long companion was Harry A. Bears "Quiet Bear" who passed away in 1998. Firewoman was a past Band Matriarch and member of the Elders Council of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People. She was the owner and operator of the "Firewoman & The Bear" Native American goods and craft store in Rockport, Massachusetts. Jackie was the president, founder, and council leaders of the Intertribal Council of Tolba Menahan. She also was a member of: TOPIC - The Order for the Preservation of Indian Culture; MCNAA - Massachusetts Center for Native Americans Awareness; GLICA - Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association; the Dighton Council; and, the Wollamonapaog Council. Most people knew Jackie as a vendor and artisan. She was very active in the northeastern pow-wow circuit and organized several Native American events in Massachusetts. Jackie was mother to: Dianne Munson of Gloucester, Massachusetts; Louis "Bo" R. Agger Jr. of Florida; Roger "Bill" W. Agger of Raynham, Massachusetts, Patricia Mishanagqus Vetrano of Rockport, Massachusetts; Athenia "Tolba" Williams of South Portland, Maine; and, the late David Michael Emerton. She also leaves her extended family including 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services to be held on 3/24 & 3/25/2004 (4-8 PM) Simplicity Burial and Cremation Services, 34 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952 For condolences contact Back to the Obituaries Main Page © 2004- COWASS North America Inc. | All Rights Reserved | Updated February, 2004 Site Designed & Maintained by Internet Strategy Management, LLC | Contact the Webmaster New England Pow Wow List: 25-26 Tolba Menahan Gloucester Powwow. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA Here they are! :) :] [big]Praying Indians celebrate Harvest Moon[/big] By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff Sun Sep 30, 2007, 02:00 PM EDT
"NATICK - As the Praying Indians of Natick beat on the generation drum and danced in celebration of the Harvest Moon and praise of the Creator, a hawk auspiciously flew overhead. "Look! A hawk!'' exclaimed one of the tribe's 51 members, urging a photographer to capture the moment. Many participants of Saturday's Praying Indians Harvest Moon/Creator's Praise Powwow - which continued until 5 p.m. Sunday at Cochituate State Park - were busy singing, dancing and checking out handcrafted bead necklaces, leathers and other native goods as the hawk silently graced the celebration. "This is very good ... It's a nice gathering and a lot of nice people. It's beautiful,'' said Praying Indians Grand Squaw Sachem (matriarch) Janette Silva, who smiled while she scanned the scene of laughing children, sons pounding drums and her singing granddaughters. The matriarch, mother of 12, is the oldest in the Praying Indians tribe, she said. One of the reasons for this weekend's celebration is to show people who the Natick Praying Indians are and what they do, she said. "We've been quiet for many years, and we're coming alive again,'' said Silva. The tribe is small because many died when they were taken by the colonists to Deer Island in Winthrop and left to die during King Philip's War, around 1675, said Lyn Hovey, a native Guatemalan. "It's so important to continue their tradition. These people were almost wiped out by their neighbors,'' Hovey said. Pointing to Chief Caring Hands (Rosita Andrews), Hovey said, "This is the real Praying Indians: the Praying Indians (whose ancestors) suffered and died,'' he said. Jacquolyn Payne-Thompson, a Cherokee and president of The Historic Boston Equal Rights League Inc. in Boston, said she came in support of the tribe and Caring Hands, who always attends her annual Crispus Attucks events at Faneuil Hall. Attucks was an African-American Natick Praying Indian and the first to die in the Boston Massacre, Payne-Thompson said. To Christiana "Dancing Star'' Andrews, daughter of Caring Hands, the powwow is about celebrating, getting together and having a good time with family and friends, she said. "It's really important to have this. It gives you a chance to get together,'' Andrews said. Joyce Kelly can be reached at 508-626-4423 or" ***** Praying Indians Harvest Moon Celebration on YouTube Thundersnows:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/08/2008 14:58:10
[big]Arizona Highways[/big]:>kw=arizona%20highways&crtv=2782233131&source=search& AZ Highways Store: plus all of these others from the google search: [big][/big] Google search for Rennie Fests: Garb: Rennie tutorials:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/08/2008 22:59:39
If I need to feel destructive: Aliens on Youtube: Almost in sequence:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/09/2008 12:56:33
Televisions and amperes: How can you determine the amperage used by a television? Television Amperage Get a clamp on meter and clamp it around the hot wire only. This will give you the amperage if you don't know how to do the calculation. But a tv doesn't pull enough amperage to worry about. Additional Input If you do need this info for calculating loads, as for example on an extension cord, power strip, or a surge protector, there are two ways I can think of that will provide the amphere draw of a TV. First, check for a label, decal, sticker, or even embossed into the TV housing. Usually, the power requirements are on the device. Also, usually, the label will show either Amps used, OR Watts. If the label only gives Watts, to calculate Amps, DIVIDE the indicated Watts on the label by the indicated VOLTAGE, which will results in Amps.j3h.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/09/2008 13:33:49
To update my local goody music resources: NEFFA links, and etc.: FAC Little Shop of Horas: CDSS Music Shop, etc. Elderly Instruments: Johnson String: Free celtic sheet music links: Sandy's I forgot Planet Banjo...????
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/09/2008 14:17:04
Aubrey Atwater And, in 2009, Atwater/Donnelly - Plain Folk - Mad River - Bill Staines - Don White and the Loomers - Fiske and Herrera and Rob Adams - and many more! (Atwater-Donnelly will offer an afternoon clogging workshop and evening concert on January 17, 2009) SAT, JANUARY 17 Clogging Workshop Green Rooster Coffeehouse United Congregational Church 6 Institute Road Worcester, MA
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/09/2008 18:15:11
all those TKD terms that I studied so hard.. and then, promptly forgot: WHITE BASIC KOREAN Hello / How are you.... An Nyung Ha Sae Yo Good bye (if you are leaving).... An Nyung He Gae Sae Yo Good bye (if other is leaving).... An Nyung He Ga Sae Yo Thank you.... Kam Sa Ham Me Da Bow.... Kyung Nae Bow to Flags.... Kuk Gee Eh Dae Han Kyung Na Bow to Master.... Kuan Jang Nim Kkae Kyung Nae Mental concentration.... Jung shin Tong Il Tae Kwon Do School.... Do Jang Loyalty (School Word).... Choong Sung YELLOW BASIC KOREAN Begin.... Shee Jak Stop.... Ku Man Sit down.... An Ja Stand up.... Il A Suh Sit Correctly.... Ba Ro An Ja Yes.... Nae No.... A Ni Yo Uniform.... Do Bok Belt.... Ddee ORANGE BASIC KOREAN Master.... Kuan Jang Nim Instructor.... Sa Bum Nim Sparring.... Kye Ru Gee Discipline.... Hool Yeun Hurry up.... Bbal Lee Bbal Lee GREEN BASIC KOREAN Good / Fine.... Jo Sum Me Da Form.... Poom Sae (Hyung) Respect.... Jon Kyung Confidence.... Ja Sin Kam Focus.... Cho Chum Honesty.... Joung Jik BLUE BASIC KOREAN Try your hardest.... No Riuk Goal.... Mok Pyo Kindness.... Jin Sil BROWN BASIC KOREAN Concentration.... Jib Joong Student.... Hak Sang Practice.... Yun Sup BROWN TIP BASIC KOREAN Senior Belt.... Sun Bae Belt Test.... Shim Sa Victory.... Pil Sung Help each other.... Hyup Dong RED BASIC KOREAN Humble.... Kyum Son Responsibility.... Chaek Im Pain.... Go Tong Friend.... Chin Gu Friendship.... Woo Jung RED TIP BASIC KOREAN You are welcome.... Chun Man Eh Yo Excuse me / Pardon me.... Sil Lae Ham Me Da Turn right.... Woo Ro Dora Turn Left.... Jua Ro Dora Turn around.... Dwee Ro Dora Black Belt.... Yu Dan Ja Patience.... In Nae BLACK BASIC KOREAN Justice.... Jung E See You Later.... Ddo Bop See Da Flag.... Kuk Gee America.... Mi Gook Korea.... Han Gook American Flag.... Mi Gook Gee Korean Flag.... Tae Guk Gee Success.... Sung Gomg Martial art.... Mu Sool Martial artiest.... Mu Sool In HYO.... THE TREO HEART OF RESPECT, LOYALTY, LOVE AND APPRECIATE TOWARD PARENTS COMMANDS Cha-Ryeo.... Come to Attention Kyong-Ye.... Bow Jun Be.... Get Ready (Ready Stance) Dorra.... About Face Si-Jak.... Begin / Start Ba-Quo.... Switch Gu-mahn.... Hold / Stop Barro.... Return (to ready stance) Kalyeo.... Break / Stop Kae sok.... Continue
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/10/2008 23:41:17
Wow! It brought it all back! FireMountain Gems. bone and horn: home: **
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/11/2008 17:16:27
Bead and Pearl.. Outbound Greenline (D Train) to Newton Highlands: 1183 Walnut Street:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/11/2008 17:44:31
Choreography basics, including: Choreography notation: Choreography software: Choreography diagram: Choreography dance moves:
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/12/2008 16:53:59
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/12/2008 18:40:26
Dover Publications: ********************************************************** So I know what all the steps are: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~**~*~*~~**~~*~**~***** I typed in: buck dancing. they gave me: Tap Dancing: Single Stomp Buck Time Step *~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~***~*~*~*~*~*~*
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/12/2008 22:29:55
How to keep a beloved mother from doing a crazy thing: *~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~ If a wish came with a new back: But wait! There's more!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/14/2008 21:46:54 [big]Hudson's Want Advertiser closes its doors[/big] By Paul Crocetti/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News Posted Oct 11, 2008 @ 12:45 AM
"HUDSON — The Want Advertiser, a locally-based classified publication for 50 years, shut down operations Thursday because of tough times for the industry and the economy, a company employee said yesterday. Company leaders, including Bob Grellier, the president, and Maureen Letendre, the vice president, told employees the news Thursday in a tearful meeting, said Valdez Clark, a road sales representative. "We kind of knew it was coming as ad reps. We saw the book getting thinner and thinner," said Clark, who had been with the company for about 11 months. Grellier and Letendre could not be reached for comment yesterday. Many advertisers are going online, to sites such as, instead of publishing in print, Clark said. "It's just the nature" of the business, he said. Grellier's parents founded the business in the kitchen of their Sudbury home in 1957. The company operated in Sudbury until July 2006 when the lease on its Rte. 20 building expired and it moved to Cabot Road in Hudson. Want Ad Publications Inc., which publishes the Want Advertiser for buying and selling used items, cut about 10 jobs last year, putting the work force at about 80 people at that time. The company recently cut prices for ads, Clark said. "The economy is down," he said. Don Garcia, chairman of the Hudson Economic Development Committee, said he was surprised by the news. "They have been a fixture for a very long time," Garcia said. "We welcomed them with open arms to Hudson. It's sad to hear they'll be closing their doors." When the company was contemplating the move to Hudson, Garcia went to visit the old location. "It looked very vibrant - a well-run organization," Garcia said. "I had no inkling of what might be coming." Some of the sales representatives are upset because they think the company could have given more than one day's notice, Clark said. However, Clark thought company leaders showed they cared about their employees during his time on the job. "They really went out of their way to make you feel like you were part of the family," Clark said. Employees will receive a paycheck next week that includes time worked through Thursday, as well as any vacation time or bonuses owed, Clark said. Clark is calling his customers to tell them the publication has shut down. "I don't know what I'm going to do," Clark said. "I'm going to be professional to the end." (Paul Crocetti can be reached at 508-490-7453 or ">1=37003 Shoes thrown at Prez Bush: At least SOMEONE feels obligated to set him straight!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/15/2008 22:43:36
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/16/2008 16:45:57
December 16th -- Big B: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~**~~**~*~* Surgery Surgery may be recommended when conservative treatment fails to bring adequate relief and symptoms are severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Surgery may also be recommended when the affected vertebra continues to slip further. Fusing the affected vertebra to the vertebra below it (or fusing the lowest lumbar vertebra to the sacrum) prevents further slippage. If a nerve root is being compressed, bone or tissue compressing the nerve can be removed make more room for the nerve. Fortunately, the majority of cases respond to conservative treatment. back pain after spinal fusion
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/17/2008 19:19:24
And, here it comes, time to make the promises.. that STICK, hopefully, this time!!!!
"VENT -- for DAYS!!!: Argh! I HATE cold, hard realities, but I better wake up and smell the coffee, so I can do this. I've been pushing, and pushing, and pushing on my back.. and it hurts, and I go into a meltdown for two or three days of what I can't do, and I keep lamenting about it.. instead of being up front with myself... setting limits with myself, and asserting myself with others. And being realistic for me. I need to take the responsibility and the consequences for myself. Which means making some hard decisions: one being, that even when the Annual Christmas party with clogging is next week, that, I should probably do the right thing, and bow out. It will be the ONE time in the whole duration of times that I've not gone. Reality is reality. Do I want to spend two+ days waiting for the thing to stop hurting? Yeah, it's frustrating and agonizing as hell.. but where are the commitments???? Do I dare hold stock in the future, that I'll be more pain free? Well, live one day at a time? Chronic pain? You Royally Suck!!"
from the VCDT submission, 16 December 2008. And it's BLOOMIN' COLD in here! :O Riiiiiight.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/18/2008 23:49:18
Wow! There ARE archives! BSTA. Marc! What a set of memories.... Wow. S.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/19/2008 13:29:51
Erin Brockovich:
" Erin Brockovich Biography December 19, 2008 I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, the youngest child of an industrial engineer and a journalist. After graduating from Lawrence High School I attended Kansas State University for one year, then moved to Dallas, Texas, where I earned my Associate in Applied Arts degree at Wades Business College. After college, I moved to Southern California where I worked for K-Mart as a management trainee before taking a job at Fluor Engineers and Constructors to work and study to become an electrical design engineer. It was at this time when I decided to explore the world of beauty pageants. Although I won the title of Miss Pacific Coast, I quit after a year and married a restaurant manager. My husband and I moved back to Kansas where my two older children, Matthew and Katie, were born. In 1987, we settled in Reno, Nevada, before I divorced my first husband. As a mother of two children and newly single, I got a job as a secretary at a local brokerage, where I met a stockbroker. We married in 1989 and I gave birth to my youngest daughter, Elizabeth. In 1990, my marriage ended in divorce. I was again a single mother, this time with three children to feed and clothe. After being seriously injured in a traffic accident in Reno, my kids and I moved back to Southern California where I hired Jim Vititoe of Masry & Vititoe to handle my auto accident case in 1991. Not long after my case was resolved, I was hired to work at the law firm as a file clerk. While organizing papers in a pro bono real estate case, I found medical records in the file that caught my eye. After getting permission from one of the firm's principals, Ed Masry, I began to research the matter. My investigation eventually established that the health of countless people who lived in and around Hinkley, California, in the 1960's, 70's and 80's had been severely compromised by exposure to toxic Chromium 6. The Chromium 6 had leaked into the groundwater from the nearby Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Compressor Station. In 1996, as a result of the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by me and Ed Masry, the giant utility paid the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.S. history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents. My investigating inspired the hit movie "Erin Brockovich", which highlighted my legal triumph and personal challenges. Released in March 2000 by Universal Studios, it starred JULIA ROBERTS as myself. The movie's great success led to numerous awards and nominations, including 5 Academy Award nominations and one win. Steven Soderbergh was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Director,” and Julia Roberts won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award for “Best Actress” for her portrayal of me. From the exposure of the movie, I became a reluctant public figure. Over time, I realized I could use my notoriety to spread positive messages of personal empowerment and for me to encourage people to stand up and make a difference. This led to my first television project, an ABC special entitled “Challenge America with Erin Brockovich." It taped in New York and aired in December 2001. This feel good program is best described as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on steroids, but preceded that successful series. I set out to motivate and organize hundreds of volunteers and donated resources to help rebuild a dilapidated park in downtown Manhattan a few months following 9/11. I then hosted the Lifetime series "Final Justice." This series recreated incredible stories of actual women, their perilous situations and how they overcame adversity. I followed that up with my book entitled "Take It from Me, Life's a Struggle, But You Can Win." Presently, I am one of the most requested lecture clients of the William Morris Agency. I travel the world doing personal appearances spreading motivational messages, telling my story and telling of my personal life lessons. As President of the consulting firm Brockovich Research & Consulting, I am involved in numerous major environmental cases. I have come a long way from file clerk to inspired environmental activist to motivational speaker to television host and producer. I was remarried in 1999 to Eric Ellis, and live with my husband and children in Southern California."
"I was, and am so completely and entirely impressed with just all the work that you've done. I am quite impressed that so much of the movie is real. I guess I specifically love the line, when the PG & E lawyers were in conference.. and the woman lawyer went to pick up the glass.. and your character said, "Oh, that water has been specifically brought up here from Hinckley", and she pondered, and then, put it back down on the table. She didn't drink. I'm so happy that your work got into the movie theatres.. because the fact that you hung in with it.. and was a PERSON to all those people, and someone they could relate to. Made the impossible possible. And, what with our VP-to-be talking about Nuclear, we might be calling on you, and your talents sooner than we would THINK. Keep up the awesome and amazing work. A happy, and proud fan! Susannah" Erin Brockovich Shooting script: [q]"Pacific Gas litigation The case alleged contamination of drinking water with hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium(VI), in the southern California town of Hinkley. At the center of the case is a facility called the Hinkley Compressor Station, part of a natural gas pipeline connecting to the San Francisco Bay Area constructed in 1952. Between 1952 and 1966, PG&E used hexavalent chromium to fight corrosion in the cooling tower. The wastewater dissolved the hexavalent chromium from the cooling towers and was discharged to unlined ponds at the site. Some of the wastewater percolated into the groundwater, affecting an area near the plant approximately two miles long and nearly a mile wide.[4] The case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, the largest settlement ever paid in a direct action lawsuit in U.S. history. chromium(VI) is known to be toxic and carcinogenic,[5] and the 0.58 ppm in the groundwater in Hinkley exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level of 0.10 ppm currently set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.[6] However, while it has long been known that chromium(VI) is carcinogenic when ingested via inhalation, drinking water laced with chromium(VI) is widely believed to be less toxic; some experts argue that the exposures at Hinkley were too low to cause health effects, while others respond that there were too many gaps in the data on chromium to dismiss the Hinkley residents' case.[7] When Harvard's School of Public Health gave Brockovich an award in 2005, scientists were divided on the merits of her work.[citation needed] National Institutes of Health researchers announced May 16, 2007 there is strong evidence that hexavalent chromium causes cancer in laboratory animals when it is consumed in drinking water. The two-year study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP)[8] shows that animals given hexavalent chromium for three months developed malignant tumors on their pituitary gland.[9] The report warns that extrapolation of these results to other species, including characterization of hazards and risks to humans, requires analyses beyond the intent of the report. Nevertheless, health care professionals agree that the current data on chromium(VI) are sufficient to justify strict legal limits on the hexavalent chromium concentration in water, and that neglect of these limits imposes a major health threat on the affected population. Working with Thousand Oaks, California-based lawyer Edward L. Masry, Brockovich went on to participate in other anti-pollution lawsuits. One accuses Whitman Corporation of chromium contamination in Willits, California. Another lawsuit, which lists 1,200 plaintiffs, alleges contamination near PG&E's Kettleman Hills Compressor Station in Kings County, California, along the same pipeline as the Hinkley site. The Kettleman suit settled for $335 million in 2006. After experiencing problems with mold contamination in her own home in the Conejo Valley, Brockovich became a prominent activist and educator in this area as well. Today, Brockovich is a noted speaker in demand for U.S. and international speaking engagements.[/q]
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/19/2008 22:47:24
Ohhhhhh! Ursula LeGuin: The Wind's Twelve Quarters.. with a bunch of Earthsea shorts in there.. and a bridge to bring in the theme of the Farthest Shore. Ideas for Reports and Papers 1. Outline a fantasy story of your own, one that should end up no more than two thousand words long. Will you begin with an outline, a "brainstorming" page with notes expanding outwards from the center, or a list of free-associations? Make paragraph-long character studies, or small sketches of your characters. Does your story have a theme or a goal? Can you visualize where your story takes place better if you make a sketch map? Display all your materials on a bulletin board near a writing desk. Does the outline help you write your story? 2. Choose one of the stories from The Wind's Twelve Quarters and create a similar bulletin board display to the one described above. Will you outline the story in point form notes, a "brainstorming" page or a list of freeassociations?..... Overview The Wind's Twelve Quarters was published in 1975, collecting into a retrospective Le Guin's short stories that had been published over the previous twelve years. The stories are: "Semley's Necklace," "April in Paris," "The Masters," "Darkness Box," "The Word of Unbinding," "The Rule of Names," "Winter's King," "The Good Trip," "Nine Lives," "Things," "A Trip to the Head," "Vaster Than Empires and More Slow," "The Stars Below," "The Field of Vision," "Direction of the Road," "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," and "The Day before the Revolution." In "Semley's Necklace," Semley is a young noble of the planet Fomalhaut II, as poor in material goods as the noble husband who "loves no gold but the gold of her hair." Semley goes on a quest for the lost treasure of her family, among the Fiia and..... Themes and Characters The first story in the collection, "Semley's Necklace," was actually the eighth story she sold; Le Guin calls this "the most characteristic of my early science fiction and fantasy works, the most romantic of them all." When Semley returns from her relativistic journey, she brings home her family's necklace in triumph only to find that her husband has died in the war, for "he had little armor for his body, and none at all for his spirit." Semley gives the necklace to her now-grown daughter and flees to her husband's grave. In her quest, Semley has learned resolution and triumph, and now she understands regret for desiring her family's rightful treasure, which had been lost in her grandmother's time. She had thought to leave her husband and child for only a few days, and is devastated..... Related Titles The last story in this collection, "The Day before the Revolution," is the tale of the last day in the life of Odo, the philosopher whose beliefs became the core of the world of Anarres in Le Guin's novel The Dispossessed. As a literary one-two punch, the novel is an excellent companion piece to read either before or after this short story collection. Both works are particularly to be recommended as a tonic for adolescent angst and dissatisfaction with world events, politics and "the establishment." The story "Winter's King" is a good introduction to Le Guin's novel The Left Hand of Darkness, which is a discussion of gender and human nature. It is a classic in the genre and highly recommended by many critics. A very readable novel, not a rant. The story "Semley's..... plus:[search%3A+41%2Cparse%3A+614]&searchData={productId%3Anull%2Csku%3Anull%2Ctype%3A1%2Csort%3Anull%2CcurrPage%3A1%2CresultsPerPage%3A25%2CsimpleSearch%3Afalse%2Cnavigation%3A5185%2CmoreValue%3Anull%2CcoverView%3Afalse%2Curl%3Arpp%3D25%26view%3D2%26title%3DWinds%2BTwelve%2BQuarters%26type%3D1%26page%3D1%26kids%3Dfalse%26nav%3D5185%26simple%3Dfalse%2Cterms%3A{title%3DWinds+Twelve+Quarters}}&storeId=13551&fromHeader=2&sku=0060914343&ddkey=http:SearchResults Book condition key:
"Help / Book Condition Glossary Rating books is subjective, this should be used as a guide only. Condition of a book is usually in the form of New/New, VG/VG, Fine/Good, VG/--, etc. The first part is the condition of the book, the second is the condition of the dust jacket. If a "/--" is present, it usually means that the dustjacket is not present or that the book didn't come with a dusk jacket. New - This is a new book, in print and generally available from most general booksellers. Prices are based on suggested retail price. As New - This is a book that is in immaculate condition similar to how it was published. This book had no defects, no missing pages, no library stamps, etc., and the dustjacket (if it was issued with one) imperfect, without any tears. Fine (F/f or FN/fn) - This book is close to being as new, but it lacks the crispness of a new book. Fine, there must also be no defects and if the jacket has a small tear, or other defect, or looks worn, this should be noted. Very Good (VG/vg) - This describes a book that show some small signs of wear - but no tears the binding or paper. Any defects should be noted. Good (G/g) - This book is in average worn condition. It has all pages or leaves present. Any defects should be noted. Fair - This is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, binding, jacket, etc. Any defects should be noted. Poor - This book is sufficiently worn, to the point that its only merit is Reading Copy because it does have the complete text, which must be legible. All missing maps or plates should still be noted. This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc. Any defects should be noted. "
from; Glossary of Book Terms: Condition, Anatomy, Sizes & Abbreviations * back Condition Guide Typical Usage: F/VG - Fine book in very good jacket. Fine/Like New (F) - No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws. Very Good (VG) - Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Good (G) - The average used book with all pages present. Books with loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine, torn dust jackets, can fall into this category. Fair (FR ) - Obviously well-worn and handled but no text pages are missing, however, it may be without endpapers or a title page. There might be markings, but they do not interfere with readability. Poor (P) - All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. plus more: THISs one!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/21/2008 16:09:03
Everything about a Simpson meter... including where goes what... THIS post, I believe, contains the correct information on the meter And, in particular, Daddy's: Simpson 260® Series 2 The Second Model Analog - VOM Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter It was made between the 1940's and 1950's and there was still no "Series" designation. The probe jacks accept the pin type leads, Part Number 0-008375. The current Catalog Number 02055 leads will work with this model. view into the meter, showing where the battery retainers are: The batteries used in this model are a single "D" cell, plus four "AA" batteries, there are two "AA" below the "D" and one "AA" on each side. There are no fuses or calibration trim pots. Download ops manuals: Simpson 260 Series 2 - VOM 260-2 Schematic 260-2 Operator's Manual 260-2 Operator's Manual -- 1956 edition. Model 262-2 Operator's Manual -- 1959 ed. Simpson 260-2 schematic.pdf Accessories for the Simpson 260 series meter including carrying case through Reviews for the Simpson 260:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/21/2008 16:29:41
Trying to get some of the low-down from last year: Dixie Butterhounds Clogging Show & Party! Friends, it's that time of year again! I know we're late getting our emails out... but if you're going to be around town on Tuesday, Dec. 18, please come to Johnny D's and celebrate the spirit with us. The Hounds have been playing at the Cantab a lot this year, and have lots of new and freshened-up old timey music. We have clogger Ann Whiting with us this year, talk about some energy. We will have the dance floor open for one of Boston's only clog dancing event. It's a party! Always fun. Please come, details are below. If you want dinner reservations, Johnny D's is at 617-776-2004. Socialize with the whole old-timey scene. And who knows who our special surprise guests will be? Check it out! Sincerely, Jon & the 'Hounds. The 10th Annual Johnny D's Tuesday Before Christmas Old-Time Country Music & Clogging Show & Party! Dec. 18, 2007 8PM Featuring the Dixie Butterhounds with Alan Bradbury (of Magnolia fame) on bass! and Clog Dancer Ann Whiting (live from Vermont!!) Plus Special Surprise Guest(s)! It's fun!! Please Come!! Tuesday Dec. 18th, 2007 8PM Johnny D's, Davis Sq. Somerville MA (on the Red Line) it's a 21+ show, some small cover charge (TBD) sponsored by Sandy's Music, 891 Mass Ave, Cambridge 617-491-2812!&FORM=MSNH11!+&start=10&sa=N
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/23/2008 23:17:22
Maggie? Are you all right? Were you able to avoid this? Water Main Break Floods Street in Washington, D.C. Suburb Stranded Commuters Rescued by Helicopter and Boat Amid Strong Currents Water Main Break Floods Street in Washington, D.C. Suburb Stranded Commuters Rescued by Helicopter and Boat Amid Strong Currents By PIERRE THOMAS BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 23, 2008— An ordinary commute turned into a daring rescue as a massive water main break flooded a busy street in a Washington, D.C., suburb. Ten cars were trapped as a treacherous wall of cold water carrying rocks and debris roared toward them at 135 million gallons per minute down the hilly River Road in Bethesda, Md. Fire department and emergency rescue workers responded within minutes of the break, but the current was so strong that they could not approach the stranded commuters by foot. Instead, rescue workers had to use helicopters and boats to save those who were trapped. Rescuers in helicopters hauled trapped commuters to safety in baskets as the waters raced below and desperate passengers pleaded for help. 911 calls captured the desperation of passengers waiting for help. "I can't see anything," yelled one woman. "I need help." It was not an easy rescue. "We train for river rescues every day, and we train for flood rescues on the road but we never expected to find something like we found today with the amount of water coming down River Road with multiple cars stuck," said Capt. Frank Doyle of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. "[I] never saw anything like this," he said. "When we heard the first reports of a mountain of water coming down River Road, your first inclination is, that's crazy, that could never happen. When we arrived on scene, we were met with that challenge." As if the situation were not dangerous enough, the cold and windy weather made rescue operations even more complicated. Police had difficultly getting baskets down to the victims from helicopters, which also had to dodge trees and wires, Doyle said. One of the rescuers, 32-year-old firefighter Lt. Pat Mitchell, struggled to reach victims in a boat as the currents raged on, but after a few tense moments, he was able to rescue them and pull them to shore. "[A] current like that can kill instantly," Mitchell said. "This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime type of call. ... I'm glad everything was successful and nobody was hurt." No injuries were reported, although several people were taken to the hospital to get treated for hypothermia. Raging River The 66-inch water main broke at about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday morning and it was unclear what caused it. But its impact was soon felt across the area. Thousands of customers were left without water and area schools and businesses were affected. Montgomery County public schools closed early, and several offices, including the corporate headquarters of hotel giant Marriott, sent workers home early because of low water pressure issues in the area. Officials at the National Naval Medical Center said the facility experienced a decrease in water pressure as a result of the water main break. Officials initially sent home non-essential personnel and considered shutting down all non-patient critical functions, outpatient programs and other base functions, but in an afternoon press conference, officials said the hospital was back at full operating procedure. Suburban Hospital also lost water pressure because of the water main break. Spokeswoman Ronna Borenstein said the hospital staff cancelled elective surgeries and procedures for the afternoon, but it turned out to be less of a disaster than they initially expected. "This morning we were anticipating this would be a multi-casualty situation," Borenstein said. "Fortunately, it turned out that only four patients were brought here and were treated and released. But then it turned into an internal problem because we lost our water supply and still needed to be able to care for the patients that were still here." In the afternoon, water pressure at Suburban Hospital was increasing and officials said they expect to fulfill the entire surgical schedule by Wednesday. Esther Bowring, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County, said thousands of customers of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) either had no water or low water pressure as a result of the water main break. As of 1:15 p.m. today, WSSC officials said they were continuing to work on repairing the water main break and that crews were able to shut down the main and begin restoring water pressure to the customers affected by the break. As for River Road, police say it will remain closed for an extended period of time because of significant damage and erosion. ABC News' Jack Date and Huma Khan contributed to this report Copyright © 2008 ABC News Internet Ventures
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/27/2008 11:40:15
Cool link from Jon-ath head: Astronomy picture of the day: IsThis Your name: find five meanings that have to do with your name:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/27/2008 12:34:52 My Nigerian pen pals. Have you ever received an email from a stranger in Nigeria promising you millions of dollars? - You should just delete it, because it is a pack of lies. However, some people answers them, and they soon find out that they have to pay some fee in order to get the millions. Then comes the second fee, and the third fee, etc etc. No one has ever received the millions, but many have lost a lot of money, and some have even got killed. This so called "Advance Fee Fraud" has become an industry in Nigeria, and the surrounding countries. Another common name is "419 fraud" after Section 419 of the Nigerian Penal code, the section that specifically prohibits this type of crime. The fraud is difficult to stop, but we can have some fun, and have the criminals use their time in vain. That is called scambaiting. If you are new to this sport, I will recommend you to look at the links-page. Have fun, Miss Young *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~***~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Changing Tracks: Research: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~~**~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~** Naval Special Operations training practices, Mortensen went to the naval base in Coronado, California, where he watched the actual training and talked to as many active and retired SEALs as he could. Describing the character he finally developed, the actor says, "I am the law and all must obey or suffer the dire consequences." The criteria included being in perfect physical condition, having the ability to speed-run several miles and to run long distances, to swim 400 yards, including 30 yards underwater, and to do hundreds of sit-ups, hundreds of push-ups, and hundreds of squat jumps. "Being physically fit was a big part of getting the job," notes stunt coordinator Phil Neilson, himself a former member of the Marine Corps Elite Unit, Force Recon, who assembled a training staff of former Navy SEALs. "We lucked out that the actors and extras were really strong swimmers, and many of them had military backgrounds." In addition to the "Top Forty," director Scott needed to choose eight actors for featured roles. These experienced actors, quickly referred to as the "Great Eight," included David Vadim, Morris Chestnut, Josh Hopkins, Jim Caviezel, Boyd Kestner, Angel David, Stephen Ramsey, and Gregg Bello. They, too, had to pass the physical tests -- after which everyone began two grueling weeks of military boot camp. When I met with Ridley," recalls Morris Chestnut, "he said 'Would you mind going down for some training?' I play basketball and all these other sports, so I said, 'Yeah, no problem.' I had no idea what we were in for! I wasn't prepared for running 30 miles in 100-degree weather, so it was definitely a shock to train for this film. And the yelling! They came after us and stayed on us." "We took a very aggressive stance in the training program," says military technical advisor Harry Humphries. "Phil Neilson and the SEAL staff were the training cadre. We tried to show the harassment of the Special Forces training and the skills, including weapons handling, that are taught in that training. We encapsulated a 17-week course into two weeks, so those actors were harassed to hell." "We got them in the military frame of mind," confirms Phil Neilson. "None of these guys knew each other, and now they're all buddies working together as a team and a unit." That team included one more member -- actress Demi Moore. "Demi is a very impressive lady," notes Harry Humphries. "She certainly had never been put into such physical working conditions. On the first day of training, I saw this young woman out there with the rest of the troops, getting muddy doing push-ups and sit-ups and squat-jumps and running around obstacles. I said, 'That's a great stunt double,' so I walked up to her and said, 'You've got a lot of guts.' That night we were introduced, and the person I had perceived to be the stunt double was Demi! I can't say enough about her tenacity and her willpower." "BUD/S training"
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/27/2008 17:50:57
Tabata burpees Squat thrust with a hop back to standing position. Marine Corps 8-count push-up: My burpees are defined as starting in a standing position, squatting down, thrusting legs out and falling into a pushup position immediately transitioning into a pushup, pushing up and simultaneously springing back to my feet and jumping up into the air then repeating the process all in one fluid motion. Every once in a while I do burpees without the pushup and squat jump but I haven't done them enough to remember my average score on them, I can say it's usually above 10 a round though as it's a lot easier. Tabata Protocol: Here is some info on this training method. Sounds interesting! We have had a few mentions of it here on the forums, but I thought I would give it it's own thread. [b]The secret of Tabata: this 14-minute workout may be the best you've ever had![/b] Alex Koch Few things in life live up to their hype (wrinkle-free pants and for instance). But the Tabata Protocol--which sounds like it could be a tantric sex act or a secret martial art--deserves its reputation. It's a simple cardiovascular-training routine that's been proven to improve performance and fitness in a very short time--14 minutes to be exact, including a five-minute warm-up and a five-minute cool-down. Sound too good to be true? It's not, and if you give it a go, you'll quickly find out why. The Tabata Protocol--named after Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya--is an interval routine developed by the head coach of the Japanese speed-skating team. (It's called a protocol because Tabata and his team took the speed-skating coach's workout and studied it to quantify just how effective it really was.) The workout consists of six to seven 20-second full-speed sprints interspersed with rest periods of 10 seconds. In Tabata's study, the researchers found that guys who used the routine five days a week for six weeks improved their maximum aerobic capacity (a measure of your body's ability to consume oxygen--the more oxygen you can take in, the longer and harder you'll be able to run) by 14%. What's more, it also improved anaerobic capacity (which measures your speed endurance, or the duration you're able to sprint at full effort) by 28%. So the Tabata Protocol is the rare workout that benefits both endurance athletes and sprinters--hard to accomplish. Consider: A study of traditional aerobic training--running at 70% of aerobic capacity for 60 minutes--for the same number of weeks showed an improvement in aerobic capacity of 9.5% and no effect on anaerobic capacity. The key to the Tabata Protocol's effectiveness appears to be the short rest intervals between sprints. Conventional interval-training guidelines suggest keeping a 1:3 work-rest ratio. That is, your rest periods should last three times as long as the duration of your sprints. But the Tabata Protocol's work-rest ratio is 2:1, which means your rest periods are only half as long as the time you're working. And according to another Tabata study, that formula isn't just more effective than traditional aerobic training, it's also more effective than typical interval training. In that other study, Tabata and his colleagues compared their original protocol to a second configuration of intervals that consisted of 30-second sprints interspersed with two-minute rest periods. Despite the fact that this required subjects to sprint for more time at a higher intensity, the original Tabata Protocol still proved more effective at boosting both aerobic and anaerobic capacity. QUICK RESULTS On paper, the Tabata Protocol offers a quick way to get fit in just four minutes of high-intensity work per session. But don't be misled: This regimen is grueling. It was originally developed for Olympic-caliber athletes, and Dr. Tabata reported that they were wiped out by the routine. It's worth mentioning that when testing the protocol--described as 6-7 sets--most of the subjects were exhausted after the sixth set of sprints and couldn't complete the seventh. So this style of training isn't for a beginner and should only be considered by someone who has a solid fitness base. That includes most Men's Fitness readers, but if you're just starting to work out or you're out of shape, start easy, rest three to four times as long as your sprint duration, and see "Assess Your Risk" on page 143. TAKE THE TABATA TEST If you think you've got what it takes, here's the drill. First, do a five-minute warm-up by running, cycling, or jumping rope for five minutes at about 40% of your full effort. For the intervals, work on a track, treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical trainer, or a heavy gym bag, and alternate 20 seconds of activity at full effort with 10-second rest periods. Each sprint-rest combo counts as one interval. After the intense section, do a five-minute cool-down in the same way you warmed up. Try to do four intervals at first, then gradually work your way up to six. Repeat the workout three to four days a week. Assess Your Risk Get a physical exam before trying this workout if you re over 40 or have two or more of the following risk factors: a family history of heart disease, you re a smoker, you re sedentary, you re overweight, or you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Alex Koch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of exercise science at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. COPYRIGHT 2004 Weider Publications COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning The Tabata Protocol is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. You can make every precious moment of your workout time at the club count, but you better be prepared to kiss your mama goodbye in the process. A workout that is extraordinarily brief in duration, the Tabata Protocol consists of six to eight high-intensity reps with a brief rest period between each. Here’s the drill: Run, jump, skip or cycle at maximum intensity for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat six to eight times. It’s done and over in less than five minutes, but its effects will be felt long afterward. “The Tabata Protocol provides a strong stimulus to improve your cardiovascular fitness with a very short duration workout,” says Dr. Alexander Koch, associate professor of Health and Exercise Sciences at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. “More studies are now revealing that exercise intensity, rather than frequency and duration, is the key variable behind improvement in maximum oxygen consumption (Vo2max).” Credit for this deceptively simple training method belongs to Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1997 study, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training. The realization that just four minutes of interval training does more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than one hour of endurance exercise, sent coaches everywhere scurrying back to the drawing board. “While the Tabata Protocol is short, it’s by no means an ‘easy way out’ of exercise,” comments Dr.Koch. “The routine is brutally intense, and as such requires a high degree of discipline to complete on a regular basis. Rating how difficult this is, relative to a more conventional (longer) aerobic training regime is largely a matter of personality. I suppose strength-power athletes, who typically train with high intensities for shorter durations would find the Tabata Protocol a more palatable way to improve their cardiovascular fitness. Conversely, endurance athletes, who enjoy long-duration exercise, might prefer a more traditional workout.” Dr.Koch suggests performing the Tabata Protocol twice weekly, particularly for beginners, who are also advised to do less than the prescribed six to eight sprints. He recommends adopting the following schedule: * Monday: Tabata sprints. * Wednesday: Slow duration exercise at the club such as the stationary bike for 20 or 30 minutes, performed at 65 to 70 per cent of maximum heart rate. * Friday: Tabata sprints. “This type of schedule could be maintained fairly regularly and would be sufficient to yield significant improvements in fitness,” says Dr.Koch. “The Tabata Protocol presents a high potential for psychological burnout. Even though the program is short in duration, the physical discomfort associated with performing maximal sprints may make the sessions unpleasant enough for some to make it not worth performing. If that is the case, you may enjoy longer duration lower-intensity aerobic exercise for similar aerobic benefits.” Any form of cardiovascular exercise can be tailored to fit the Tabata Protocol, so feel free to be creative. Use it with a jump rope, heavy bag, treadmill or rowing machine. Lessen the likelihood of injury by choosing a rate of intensity suited to your level of conditioning. Dr. Tabata himself has issued cautions, noting that Olympic athletes have been known to collapse on the floor at the end of their sessions. Heart of a Champion: Given the incredibly demanding nature of the Tabata Protocol, Dr. Koch advises beginners to gradually work their way up to eight sprints per session. Here’s the training schedule he prescribes, based on the two Tabata workouts per week model: * Week One: Four sprints on day one, four sprints on day two * Week Two: Five sprints on day one, four sprints on day two * Week Three: Five sprints on day one, five sprints on day two * Week Four: Six sprints on day one, five sprints on day two * • And so on until you reach the goal of eight sprints each session by week nine. If you miss some training time (travel, illness, etc.), Dr. Koch suggests scaling back to five or six sprints Tabata vs. GXP A number of people have asked me about my friend Dick Winett’s switch from the Tabata protocol to the moderate-intensity Graded Exercise Protocol (GXP). I believe Dick was the first American to "discover" Dr Tabata’s research in Japan and the amazing improvement in aerobic fitness achieved with very brief, high-intensity interval training (see article 10 above). I learned about the Tabata protocol from Dick. As many of you know, the GXP calls for five minutes of warm-up, five minutes of steady state at about 85% of heart rate maximum, and a five minutes cool-down. The Tabata protocol is generally the same in terms of warm-up and cool-down, but the work period is different: 6-8 very high intensity reps of 20 seconds separated by 10-second rest intervals. The protocols are similar in their brevity. The differences are intensity and steady state versus intervals. Dick explained the reasons for the change in the June, 2003, issue of his newsletter, Master Trainer. Interferes with Resistance Training Dick’s first reason for not doing the Tabata protocol: "The extremely high intensity...can play havoc with recovery from resistance training..." On a similar note, he says, "Doing hard intervals also requires a great deal of muscular adaptation that may not be desirable" for one primarily interested in resistance training. That would, no doubt, be true if one did the protocol five days a week as in Dr. Tabata’s study. I don’t know of anyone who recommends that for those who train for strength as well as endurance. Twice a week is the most I’ve ever done or recommended. Two weight sessions and two high-intensity interval sessions is about right for most experienced trainers. That allows time for recovery from – and adaptation to – both forms of training, especially in a periodization program. What's more, I believe that high intensity intervals may actually be more compatible with weight training than steady state work at 85% on heart rate maximum. (See article 12 above and "The Aerobics Problem/Solution" in Ripped 3.) Two weight and two interval sessions per week is probably not going to build a physique like Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman or Jay Cutler, but most people would be happy to settle for the look of world class sprinters, such as Maurice Green or seventeen-year-old, 200-meter sensation Allyson Felix. According to Sports Illustrated (June 9, 2003), Felix added 13 pounds of muscle on a program of weight training and high-intensity, low-volume workouts. "She seldom runs more than 800 meters, cumulatively, in a training session," says SI, "all done at high intensity." Injury Risk "Very hard, rapid movements can create musculoskeletal problems such as soreness in knees," Dick writes. "I don’t want to risk an injury doing something that is a secondary priority." Dick says he does cardio mainly for health reasons. He has a point. Someone with bad knees or a bad back, for example, should not do high-intensity intervals without discussing the pros and cons with their physician. And everyone should begin intervals slowly and increase the pace only as their condition warrants. A thorough warm-up and extended cool-down is mandatory. In my experience, however, Tabatas on the Airdyne or the Concept 2 rower are easier on the muscles and joints than high-intensity weight training. The action on both machines is smooth and non jarring. To me, it feels good. Knock on wood, I've never suffered an injury on either machine. (I'm careful to maintain proper form, of course. Injuries are certainly possible.) Running on a track or treadmill might be another story. Anything that jerks or pounds the joints can definitely cause problems. "If it hurts don’t do it," is always a good policy. I’ve found that high-intensity intervals actually dissipate the soreness from weight workouts. I usually do weights on Saturday and intervals on Sunday. I always feel too sore to do high-intensity intervals the day after a hard weight session. But I prove myself wrong week after week. Not only can I do Tabatas at a very high level, I have less soreness the next day when I do. I’ve tried resting on Sunday and I feel better on Monday when I do hard aerobics. I may be unique, but I don’t think so. (I rest longer before trying for a personal best on the rower, of course.) Cardiac Event "The extreme high intensity of the Tabata protocol presents a risk even for a person with none of the common heart disease risk factors," says Dick. "Why risk a major cardiac event in the name of preventing heart disease." That’s true. There’s some danger in any form of exercise, especially high intensity. Most experts agree, however, that sedentary living presents an even greater risk. "The risk that someone will have a heart attack while exercising, or just afterwards, is small," New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata writes in Ultimate Fitness (see article 111). "Sudden death is about 17 times more likely with vigorous exercise; but even so, the risk is minuscule, with one death per 1.51 million vigorous exercise sessions," she adds. "The risk is greatest in men [and women] who rarely or never exercise, and least in those who exercise five or more times a week." If you are out of shape or have heart disease, the Tabata protocol is probably not for you. GXP Safer and Just as Good The "take home message" from Dr. Tabata’s research, according to Dick, is that "precision and overload," not duration, has the greatest impact on aerobic capacity. "The GXP is another more benign illustration of the same principles," Dick maintains. What’s more, "There’s really no evidence that being super fit somehow makes you immune to all sorts of health risks," he writes. It’s true that a little fitness goes a long way. A remarkable multi-year study involving 10,224 men and 3,120 women done at the Institute for Aerobic Research in Dallas showed that moving from the least-fit category (bottom 20%) to moderately fit (middle 60%) conferred the greatest benefit. Those in the high-fitness group (top 20%) were only slightly less likely to die than the middle category. Still, there is some additional benefit to being very fit. The least fit men had a mortality rate 3.44 times higher than those in the best shape. The least fit women had a mortality rate 4.65 times greater that the most fit. (For more details, see Lean for Life.) It may also be true that doing the Tabata protocol once or twice a week (compared to 5 times in the study) will produce little more improvement, if any, in fitness than five minutes at 85% of HR maximum, as called for in the GXP. As Dick observes, both are "far harder than most people train." I believe that doing the Tabata protocol once or twice a week is better for fitness and fat loss, but no comparative studies have been done at that frequency; no one knows for sure. Having done my share of both types of training, I can say that you feel the aftereffects of the Tabata protocol longer. Motivation "I like interval training," Dick frankly admits. "But, not everything we may like to do is the best thing to do." True. But no fitness program will work if you don’t enjoy it and won’t stick with it. (Dick will stick with it, of course, but he's unusually committed.) To me, moderate-intensity steady-state training is an unpleasant bore. Interval training is more interesting, more challenging, and more fun. It's exciting. Ask my friend Wayne Gallasch. (See Success Stories 4) Motivation is an important consideration. The 10-second rest periods in the Tabata protocol are important, both physically and mentally. Not only do they allow partial recovery, they also provide psychological relief. Steady state work is like a pressure cooker relentlessly building steam; there’s nothing to do but think about the minutes and seconds of discomfort remaining. Tabata intervals keep the lid on, so to speak, by releasing steam every 20 seconds. Intervals keep you busy and your mind off what’s to come. Switching back and forth from work to rest makes the workout less aversive. Plus, it allows you to train at a higher level of intensity, which is really what intervals are all about. It’s a win-win proposition. Done properly, both types of training are hard, but rest periods make the Tabata protocol less onerous – and more effective. It’s a mistake to do the Tabata protocol so hard that it becomes repugnant. You want to look forward to the next workout, not dread it. The trick is to make it hard, but not so hard you don’t want to do it again. As Bill Pearl has so wisely said, "Always leave a little for next time." The ebb and flow of periodization helps you do that. You build to a peak, and then back off and start over again. (See article 8 above and Ripped 3.) Don’t train so hard that you destroy your motivation. Dr. Tabata told Dick Winett that the subjects in his study, all college varsity athletes, were lying on the floor gasping for air at the end of the workouts. I don’t do that (see demo on our video). It’s not necessary in order to produce good results. Start at a pace you can handle comfortably, and then increase the intensity a little at a time. Experiment and find a level of intensity that’s acceptable to you. Do that and you’ll keep training and gaining cycle after cycle. You don’t have to kill yourself doing the Tabata protocol. Train progressively – and at a pace that makes you want to keep coming back for more. Those are the arguments for the two types of training. Both are good. Decide which one suits you best -- maybe neither one -- and go for it. (For more information on the Tabata protocol, see articles 10, 11 and 12, Challenge Yourself and our Ripped video. For details on the GXP, visit Dr. Winett’s website: For his response to this article: ) Ripped Enterprises, 528 Chama, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, Phone (505) 266-5858, e-mail:, FAX: (505) 266-9123. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8-5, Mountain time. FAX for international orders: 00l 51 505 2669123 Copyright©2003 Clarence and Carol Bass. All rights reserved. P.S. I find that the best thing to do between sets is sip some water and shake loose. Tabata Anything - Four Minutes of Pain to Gain By John Harker The Tabata workout is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause 8 times for a total of four minutes. In a group context, you can keep score by counting how many lifts/jumps/whatever you do in each of the 20 second rounds. The round with the smallest number is your score. Credit for this simple and powerful training method belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1996 study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training. After just 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects, along with a 14% increase in their ability to consume oxygen (V02Max). These results were witnessed in already physically fit athletes. The conclusion was that just four minutes of Tabata interval training could do more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than an hour of endurance exercise. Although Dr. Tabata used a mechanically braked exercise cycle machine, you can apply this protocol to almost any exercise. For example, a basic Tabata workout can be performed with sit-ups. The more muscles used the better, so use full knees-bent sit-ups. Sit-up non-stop for 20-second intervals, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat for a total of 8 cycles. How effective can just 4 minutes of exercise be? ... Very. You will be amazed at how intense the four minutes of exercise will feel. The intervals tax both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. To be clear, this isn't "eight sets of eight," although the goal of doing eight reps in each of the 20-second clusters is about right. Instead it's "as many reps as I can get in" during the twenty seconds, followed by ten seconds rest. It helps to be able to see a wall clock with a second hand during your four minutes of fun. Stop at twenty seconds, rest ten seconds, and go again. Watching the clock helps with your focus and also in keeping count of the eight cycles... Here is a longer Tabata workout example. This workout consists of 4 separate Tabata Intervals, each 4 minutes. The total workout will last 16 minutes. Always begin with a moderate warm-up and cool down session. And if you are not already in good shape, check with a doctor before trying. * Jump Rope * Pushups * Squats * Chin-ups or Pull-ups Note the 10-second rest periods in the Tabata workout are important, both physically and mentally. Not only do they allow partial recovery, they also provide psychological relief. Switching back and forth from work to rest makes the workout go quickly. Plus, it allows you to train at a higher level of intensity, which what intervals are all about. Another great Tabata exercise is the "squat thruster." The squat thruster is one of the great lifts being made popular by organizations such as CrossFit. Take two dumbbells and hold them at shoulder height. Squat down, pushing your rear-end back, keeping the dumbbells on the shoulders. As you rise up, press the bells to the overhead lockout position. You can either press as you rise or use the momentum to help "kick" the bells overhead. Keep your weight in your heals and go light! A 25 pound dumbbell in each hand is a very difficult thruster workout! Pretty much any form of cardiovascular exercise that uses a large number of muscles can be tailored to fit Tabata interval workouts, so feel free to be creative. In addition to the exercises mentioned above, use them with sprints, burpees, a jump rope, the heavy bag, treadmill or rowing machine. Lessen the likelihood of injury by choosing a rate of intensity suited to your level of conditioning - be conservative. Incorporate variety into your Tabata workouts. A few sessions per week will offer plenty of intensity. John Harker is a cardio kickboxing teacher in Santa Cruz, California. He teaches at Westside Aerobics and Martial Arts. 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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/27/2008 18:40:25
Schubert "Death and the Maiden" The String Quartet in D minor was written in 1824 by Franz Schubert, just after the composer became aware of his ruined health. It is popularly known as the Death and the Maiden Quartet because the second movement is adapted from the piano accompaniment to Schubert's 1817 song (or lied), Death and the Maiden. In the numerical order of his quartets it is his String Quartet No. 14, and is D. 810 in Otto Erich Deutsch's thematic catalog of Schubert's works. The work is a string quartet in four movements: 1. Allegro, in D minor and common time 2. Andante con moto, in G minor and divided common (2/2) time 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto, in D minor and 3/4 time 4. Presto, in D minor in 6/8 The opening movement is, along with that of the preceding and next quartet and that of his string quintet, among the most extended and substantial in his chamber music output, if not in his output as a whole. It is a sonata form movement whose exposition encompasses three main key regions, D minor, F major and A minor. The second movement is a theme — taken from his macabre song Der Tod und Das Mädchen (D 531 in Deutsch's catalog) — and five variations, with coda. The third movement's main theme can also be heard in one of a set of piano dances; its lyrical D major trio varies its 'repeats'. The relentless finale-tarantella is a sonata-rondo in form — a rondo whose first episode returns as the last, and whose central section contains elements of development. Its coda promises major-mode triumph, and snatches it away.,_D.810_(Schubert,_Franz)& Arrangements In 1878, Robert Franz transcribed the quartet for piano duet. This is one of the quartet works, along with Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F minor ("Quartetto serioso"), that Mahler arranged for use by a string orchestra, mostly by doubling some of the cello parts with double basses. In 1930 the British composer John Foulds made a version "as a symphony" for full (classical) orchestra. In the 1990's the American composer Andy Stein made a version "Symphony in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'" for full orchestra. This version has been performed the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and others. Death and the Maiden (song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the 1817 composition by Franz Schubert. For the Verlaines song, see Death and the Maiden (Verlaines song). Franz Schubert, composer Der Tod und das Mädchen (D.531, February 1817, published by Cappi und Diabelli in Vienna in November 1821 as Op 7 No 3), Death and the Maiden in English, is a lied composed by Franz Schubert.The lyrics, which are German, are derived from a poem written by Matthias Claudius. The song is set for one voice with piano accompaniment. What is a podcast? As the name would suggest, a podcast is an audio program distributed over the web. Podcasts were originally created to be listened to on an mp3 player, like an iPod, but you don’t need anything more than a computer to listen to podcasts. Some sound a lot like talk radio programs; others, like ours, are more focused on playing music, or distributing other sound content. What makes podcasts unique, and really convenient, is a technology called RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which allows you to subscribe once and automatically get updates delivered straight to your computer, and even right onto your iPod or other portable music player. Find out more about podcasts on Wikipedia. How do I listen to your podcast? You can easily download any program that sounds interesting to you just by clicking on the title. To subscribe, and receive updates automatically, you’ll need to download software that can read and interpret our RSS feed, sometimes called a “Podcatcher”. There are many free options for both Mac and PC; check out this list and pick one that works for you. If you already have iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can use our one-click subscription to add our podcast to your library automatically. If that’s not working, you can find detailed, easy-to-follow directions on Apple’s support website for manually adding the subscription. You can also find us in Apple’s podcast directory, and subscribe with one click from there. I’m still having technical problems. Can you help me? We’re primarily an art institution, and unfortunately we don’t have a technical support team for our podcast. Apple supplies technical support for subscribing to podcasts with iTunes on Macs and PCs. Other software providers, such as those listed above, may also supply technical support for users of their products. What is Creative Commons, and what does the “Share Music” logo mean? The music files contained in our podcasts are given to you under a Creative Commons license which allows you to share these podcasts with friends, family, colleagues, and anyone you think may enjoy hearing music from the Gardner. By downloading the music, you agree to attribute any music you share to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. You may not use the music for commercial purposes or modify it and you must keep intact all copyright notices for it. Find out more about Creative Commons here. How do I give proper credit to the Gardner Museum? How you attribute the music depends on what you do with the podcast. If you share the podcast with others by distributing copies, file-sharing, webcasting, and the like, you must, at a minimum, identify the podcast as licensed by the “ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.” If you are posting the podcast on a non-commercial website, blog, etc., you must include the text “the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston” and provide a hyperlink back to the Concert page of our website where the original podcast was located. All users must keep the copyright notices and technical identification information in the podcast files intact. See Creative Commons for more information. and it still doesn't come up.. ah well.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/29/2008 23:39:27
Hayesland.. driving songs.. passionate.. sort of like Heart.. It IS called "Should I Believe" lyrics from . . . Should I Believe I reach out to you Can you hear me, on the line I’m feeling oh so lonely Can you give me any time I called your number Hoping I would find Someone who would listen to me And give me peace of mind Ooh oh, ooh oh, oh oh oh Ooh oh, ooh oh, oh oh oh Love is, what I really need Can you feel me, should I believe Would you want to touch me And would it be alright For maybe just one moment Or maybe through the night I dialed your number To tell you how I feel I want your body close to mine I want to know you’re real Ooh oh, ooh oh, oh oh oh Ooh oh, ooh oh, oh oh oh Love is, what I really need Can you feel me, should I believe Love is, what I really need Can you feel me, should I believe Love is, what I really need Can you feel me, should I believe Should I believe, should I believe . . . Last listing: Should I believe. Then, you can download the MP3 to Media Player. Or, It's on one of their cd's. I think this is it. And, it IS called "Should I Believe. by HayesLand. Should I Believe
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/30/2008 16:48:15
From the archives: Muir String Quartet discography, etc.: Joanne Shenandoah: Berg quartet including the Schubert Death and the Maiden on YouTube: Mozart horn quintet with strings in E flat on YouTube: The Andante: The allegro Gimme some a'that Eric Ruske: Muir, going "big time" with the piano concerti: Muir quartet discography: Muir quartet on Amazon: Search for "Ecoclassics" -- Muir's label: Muir quartet via google *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ And we CAN'T forget Car Talk! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~~**~~*~* Cosby: Cosby on YouTube: plus etc.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/31/2008 14:02:58
Got discharged from day treatment, thanks again, thou heartless, fiendish back! In the meantime... Other such stuff: Beading Books: Bead Dazzled by Geri Weitzman: Bead Dazzled google search: Step by Step beading google search: [b]How To Make Lanyards – Making Beaded Lanyard Designs[/b] A lanyard is a pretty good gift idea because the person receiving it can use it to secure the badge, the keys or even the mobile phone. Learning how to make lanyards can be fun for many people and the materials required are pretty cheap and readily available. The process is very simple and step by step you can do it yourself very quickly. The material is very important when you make a lanyard. It has to be a flexible, elastic and thin plastic lace. You can find it in any craft stores as boondoggle, craftlace, gimp or lanyard. When making a lanyard you´ll have to decide which kind of stitch you will use. The braiding technique is very important but you should know that involves a lot of time and concentration. The most commonly used one is known as the crown knot (round knot). The next tip will teach you how to make a lanyard using the crown knot. The first step will be to fold together two strands of craftlace. In order to hold them together you´ll have to tie a knot at toward the top. Now you´ll have to work with four strings. Point each of them in each cardinal direction (N, S, E, W). Very close to the knot and using only one finger you should hold the W string while pulling it over the N string. Then cross the N string over the E string. As you can see the N string covers now the W string and the E string at the same time. Take the E string and cross it over the S string and this latter over the W string. Pull each of the four ends very tight and there you have it: your first knot. Now continue the process and the result will be a great rounded lanyard. The length of the lanyard is entirely up to you. Visit my site today to learn how to make lanyards. Also learn more about retractable lanyards.
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/31/2008 16:42:00
mandalas:$298 ---- MANDALA SYMBOLISM GLOSSARY (continually increased) Note: There are some references in the above material to glossary entries that haven't been added yet. Wait a few days, I'll ad them soon (04 Sep 1) 4 (number four) -- A well-known symbol of the Supreme Deity, indistinguishable from the selph (dialectic variant of the word, "soul"). Other meanings of number 4: Total concentration [more to be added]. achurayim -- plural. From the dirty stinkin kabala. It refers to the 4 elements of the elemental world. animals -- Animals represent the instinctive forces of the unconscious. cortices -- same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness. death -- could mean stillness, or could mean unconsciousness. disintegration -- division of wholeness into separate parts. elements, 4 -- These are 4 characteristics of the lower darkness of the "elemental world". four -- Please see the numeral "4" at the beginning of this glossary.integrity -- same as wholeness. The opposite is disintegration. klippoth -- From the dirty stinkin kabala. Same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness. In Hebrew, this word means peels, shells, or matter. plurality - what is not whole is plural or else is death or dead. putamina -- (singular -- putamen) same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness. Literally, "pruned", or the material that falls off in prunin. quaternity -- This word has the same symbolism as the numeral "4", which please see at the beginnin of this glossary. rotundum -- This is an alchemical term. Literally it means "round thing". The soul or selph is considered to be round. Other symbols, which may not be round, are said to symbolize things that are round, in the world that is hidden from the 5 material senses. Thus Mercurius, the Philosopher's Stone, the Inner Man, the High Self, are all called "rotunda", because they can be used to symbolize the inner selph. shards -- Refers to the 4 elements and the 7 fallen kins, which abide outside of wholeness. They are also called scoriae, slag, putamina, klippoth, and cortices. These are attributes of plurality and death. unity -- same as wholeness. wholeness - what is all united as 1 is whole. Also called unity and integrity. The opposites are plurality or death. world, elemental -- it is the lower darkness of the 4 elements. It is whatever is outside of wholeness. Ideas For Designing Mandalas - Images * Anemone 1 * Anemone 2 * Anemone 3 * Anemone 4 * Anemone 5 * Anemone 6 * Anemone 7 * Basket in Catholic Church * Easter Egg * Flower 1 * Flower 2 * Flower 3 * Flower 4 * Flower 5 * Fractal 1 * Fractal 2 * Galaxy 1 * Galaxy 2 * Galaxy 3 * Galaxy 4 * Galaxy, Whirlpool 1 * Galaxy, Whirlpool 2 * Galaxy, Whirlpool 3 * Glare from the Horsehead Nebula * Graphic 1 * Graphic 2 * Graphic 3 * Indian Coin * Magnetic Field, Jupiter's * Magnetic Field--RHIC Superconducting Magnet * Magnetic Field--Stellarators * Mandala * Navajo Sand Painting 1 * Navajo Sand Painting 2 * Paper, Folded * Quilt 1 * Quilt 2 * Sand Dollar * Sand Mandala of Asia - Lotus * San Ildefonso Pueblo NM Mandala * Sculpture 1 * Snowflakes1 * Snowflakes 2 * Snowflakes Maker * Snowflakes, Paper * Star 1 * Star 2 * Starfish 1 * Starfish 2 * Starfish 3 * Starfish 4 * Starfish, Fanciful * Sun 1 * Sun 2 * Sun 3 * Sun 4 * Sun 5 * Sun 6 * Sun's Magnetic Corona * Swastika in India * Swastika in India - closeup * Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala 1 * Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala 2 * Whirlpool * Yantra Lotus ***
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/31/2008 17:31:30
first night boston 08 It's the last day we can say "08" tomorrow, we learn an ENTIRELY new digit! yeah!
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By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/31/2008 19:24:09
Work I shoulda done: Lyrics from the Rhythm of the Pride Lands -- music inspired by the Lion King: [q]"[b]Busa[/b] lyrics by Rhythm Of The Pride Lands (Chorus) Busa le lizwe [Rule this land] Busa le lizwe [Rule this land] Busa lomhlaba wethu [Rule this land of ours] Busa ngo xolo [Rule with peace] (Repeat) Shwele baba [Hail to you, Father] Siyakubongela [We are grateful to you] Usi lethel' injabulo [You brought us happiness] Noxolo [And peace] Shwele baba [Hail to you, Father] Siyakubongela [We are grateful to you] Liqhakazise baba [Brighten our future] Ngo thando [With love] (Repeat chorus twice) Bayede baba [Father, we salute you] Sikhokhele bo [Lead us] Busa lomhlaba [Rule this land] Ngo thando [With love] (Repeat) Busa ngo thando [Rule with love] Busa ngo thando [Rule with love] Busa ngo thando [Rule with love] Busa ngo xolo [Rule with peace] (Chorus) Ubuse ngo thando [You must rule with love] Ubuse ngo xolo [You must rule with peace] Ubuse ngo thando [You must rule with love] Busa Simba, busa Simba [Rule Simba, rule Simba] (Chant) Hemna iyo Hemna iyo Hemna nkosi Oh busa Simba iyo [Rule Simba] Vusa amakhosi [Wake the ancestors] Vusa amdlozi bo [Wake the spirits] Busa Simba iyo [Rule Simba] (Repeat to end) Lyrics transcribed by Diego Vanegas[/q] [b]Hakuna Matata lyrics[/b] by Rhythm Of The Pride Lands
Hem hollolo iyo Hakuna Matata! Hem may'babo When I was a cool young one (When he was a cool young one) I worked in the colony, paying my dues Accepting without question the prevailing views That a young man's life was one long grind Diggin' holes, standin' guard till it crossed my mind I was wrong All along All that I needed Was to have heeded (Chorus) Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze It means no worries For the rest of your days It's a problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata! When I was a shallow youth (When he was a shallow youth) Cool calm reflection I was never that good I was a pawn in the game, I saw no trees for the wood My future stretched behind me I was over the hill I put my best foot forward But the other stood still Take my word I have heard All that I needed Was to have heeded (Chorus) Hem hollolo iyo Hakuna Matata! Hem may'babo Hakuna Matata! I hope we have conveyed You don't have to bust a gut in the sun It's much cooler in the shade Some say it's just a waste of time But they don't realize That view is nothing but a crime We are creatures worldly wise (Chorus)
Lyrics transcribed by Diego Vanegas [/q] [b]He Lives In You lyrics[/b] [q]"Night And the spirit of life Calling Oh, oh, iyo Mamela [Listen] Oh, oh, iyo And a voice With the fear of a child Answers Oh, oh, iyo Oh, mamela [Listen] Oh, oh, iyo Ubukhosi bo khokho [Throne of the ancestors] We ndodana ye sizwe sonke [Oh, son of the nation)] Wait There's no mountain too great Oh, oh, iyo Hear the words and have faith Oh, oh, iyo Have faith Hela hey mamela [Hey, listen] (Chorus) He lives in you He lives in me He watches over Everything we see Into the water Into the truth In your reflection He lives in you Ingonyama nengw' enamabala [Here is a lion and a tiger] (repeat) (repeat third verse) (repeat chorus)[/q] et al. [b]It's Time lyrics[/b] [q]The sun is shining The children laughing, playing Full of dreams to find They all remind me When I was a little boy Full of life and pride They look so peaceful Moshanyana weso bo' itumele [My brother, be happy] So sweet and graceful Ngwana weso bo' ithabise [My sister, celebrate] They're all so hopeful Moshanyana weso bo' itumele [My brother, be happy] And there is no need for crying No need for fighting (Chorus) It's time Ithabise [Celebrate] And this is meant to be your day Shine Ithabise [Celebrate] And in your heart you'll know it's time Ithabise [Celebrate] For you take your place Ithabise [Celebrate] Somtimes I wonder Why people always seem To turn around And lose their way Look out your window Be grateful for this day And make a change It's okay To be peaceful Moshanyana weso bo' itumele [My brother, be happy] And to be hopeful Ngwana weso bo' ithabise [My sister, celebrate] It's sweet and graceful Moshanyana weso bo' itmuele [My brother, be happy] And there is no need for crying No need for fighting (Chorus) Tsatsi lahao [Your day] Lefihlile [Has come] Ithabise [Celebrate] Ithabise [Celebrate] (Repeat) (Chorus) Ithabise [Celebrate] (Repeat to fade)[/q] et al [b]KUBE Song Lyrics[/b] [q]There's a river Standing between me And my home There's a river Standing between me And my home The name of the river Kube is the name The name of the river Kube is the name (Chorus) Kube Kube-Tu I've got to cross over I've got to cross over Kube-Tu I've been here I've been there All of my life I've been a rolling stone A rolling stone Gathers no moss All of my life I've been a rolling stone Ngi vulel' Indlela Kube [Make way for me, Kube] Kube Kube Kube-Tu [Kube, please] (Chorus) Kube Kube-Tu (Repeat) There's a river Standing between me And my home There's a river Kube is the name Got to stand up Got to move on Got to build me A life of my own Got to stand up Got to move on Got to build me A life of my own Ngi vulel' Indlela Kube [Make way for me, Kube] Kube Kube Kube-Tu [Kube, please] (Chorus) Kube Kube-Tu I've got to cross over I've got to cross over Kube-Tu I've been stumbling and falling I've got to get up and move on (Repeat to fade) [/q] [b]LALA Song Lyrics[/b] [q]Oh mta ka mama wam [Oh, my mother's child] Oh mfo wethu [Oh, my dear brother] Ndi ya ku khumbula mna [I miss you] La la, La la Oh mta ka mama wam [Oh, my mother's child] Oh mfo wethu [Oh, my dear brother] Ndi ya ku khalela mna [I cry for you] Motswalle waka [My dear friend] Ngwana mme [My mother's child] Ndiyani khumbula [I miss you] La la kahle [Farewell] (Repeat) (Chorus) We sangoma ngi velelwe [Oh, spiritual healer, I'm troubled] We baba ngivelelwe [Oh, my father, I'm in pain] We baba ngivelelwe [Oh, my father, I'm in pain] (Repeat) Oh mta ka mama wam [Oh, my mother's child] Oh mfo wethu [Oh, my dear brother] Ndi ya ku khalela mna [I cry for you] Motswalle waka [My dear friend] Ngwana mme [My mother's child] Ndiyani khumbula [I miss you] La la kahle [Farewell] (Repeat) (Repeat chorus to fade) [/q] [b]LEA HALALEA (HOLY LAND)[/b] [q]Fatshe leso [Our land] Lea halalela [Is holy] (Repeat) Uli-buse le lizwe [You must rule this land] Izwe lethu [The land of the people] Mhlaba wethu [Soil of the people] Uli phathe Kahle [Handle it with care] Izwe lethu [This land of ours] Izwe lehtu [This land of ours] (Chorus) Uzo libusa [You will rule] Le lizwe [This land] Uli buse kahle [Rule it with care] Uzo libusa [You will rule] Le lizwe [This land] Le lizwe [This land] Fatshe leso [Our land] Lea halalela [Is holy] (Repeat) Uli-buse le lizwe [You must rule this land] lzwe lethu [The land of the people] Mhlaba wethu [Soil of the people] U'zuli qondise [Keep it in order] Izwe lethu [This land of ours] Izwe lethu [This land of ours] (Chorus) Fatshe leso [Our land] Lea halalela [Is holy] (Repeat) [/q] [b]NOYANA Song Lyrics[/b] [q]Sikuyo [We are] Indlela [On the path] Yelizwi [Of the voice] Lobomi [Of righteousness] (Repeat) Ikhaya labantu [Home to people] Behleli ngendweba [Who lives with peace] Nina ka [Some of you] Nehluka [Are different] Kuthixo [In the eyes of God] Ngo kona [Because of your sins] Nithini [What do you say?] Noyana, noyana [Are you going? Are you going?] Phezulu [Are you going to Heaven?] Sikuyo [We are] Indlela [On the path] Yelizwi [Of the voice] Lobomi [Of righteousness] (Repeat) Noyana [Are you going to get there?] Noyana [Are you going to get there?] Nithini noyana [What do you say? Are you going?] Noyana [Are you going to get there?] Noyana [Are you going to get there?] Nithini noyana [What do you say? Are you going?] Noyana Are you going to get there?] Noyana [Are you going to get there?)] Noyana phezulu [Are you going up there?] (Repeat) Nithini [What do you say?] Noyana, noyana [Are you going? Are you going?] Phezulu [Are you going to Heaven?] Nina ke [Some of you] Nehluka [Are different] Kuthixo [In the eyes of God] Ngo kona [Because of your sins] (Repeat) Sikuyo [We are] Indlela [On the path] Yelizwi [Of the voice] Lobomi [Of righteousness] Noyana, noyana [Are you going? Are you going?] Nithini noyana [What do you say? Are you going?] [/q] [b]ONE BY ONE Song Lyrics[/b] [q]Ibambeni njalo bakithi [Hold on tight my people] Ninga dinwa [Don't get weary] Ninga phelelwa nga mandla [Don't lose your strength] Siya ba bona [We can see] Bebe fun' ukusi qeda [They wanted to hold us back] One by one Ngeke ba lunge [They will not succeed] One by one Sizo nqoba [We will win] One by one Ngeke ba lunge [They will not succeed] One by one Ibambeni njalo bakithi [Hold on tight my people] Ninga dinwa [Don't get weary] Ninga phelelwa nga mandla [Don't lose your strength] Siya ba bona [We can see] Babe fun' ukusi qeda [They wanted to hold us back] One by one Ngeke ba lunge [They will not succeed] One by one Sizo nqoba [We will win] (Repeat) Ngoba thina [Because] Siya zazi [We know who we are] (Repeat) Ibala lami [The color of my skin] Elimnyama [That is dark] Ndiya zidla [I'm proud] Ngalo [Of it] Ibala lami [The color of my skin] Elimnyama [That is dark] Ndiza kufa [I will die] Nalo [With it] (Repeat to fade) [/q] [b]THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Song Lyrics[/b] [q]Lala kahle [Sleep well] In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight (Chorus) Imbube Ingonyama ifile [The lion's in peace] Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps] Thula [Hush] Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight (Chorus) Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps] Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling The lion sleeps tonight Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling The lion sleeps tonight He, ha helelemama [He, ha helelemama] Ohi'mbube [lion] (Chorus) Ixesha lifikile [Time has come] Lala [Sleep] Lala kahle [Sleep well] Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight (Chorus) My little darling Don't fear, my little darling My little darling Don't fear, my little darling Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps] repeat to fade.[/q] WARTHOG RHAPSODY Song Lyrics Now if you want a role model Of a life most blissfully led Then look no further than Pumbaa here Then this laid-back quadruped Relaxation's the name of the game Be cool and be thick-skinned Let my lifestyle be your reference frame As long as you stand upwind Your guide must be this rhapsody (Chorus) I gets up when I likes He's got it all worked out I plans the day ahead He's got it all worked out When inspiration strikes He's got it all worked out I go right back to bed He's got it all worked out But though he may not be one of nature's dynamos His mind is on the ball and far from comatose Don't dismiss the warthog philosphy Take it from he! He's got it all worked out Take it from me! He's got it all worked out Now who wants to be a hunter Chasing food all over the place More often than not it gets away Who needs the thrill of the chase? Why move mountains to get your chow When you only need to move a log Make it your dietary resolve for now To eat like the old warthog Regarding food Hmmmmmmmmm His attitude (Chorus) It's bugs for every meal I've got it all worked out So full of vitamins I've got it all worked out No need to cook or peel I've got it all worked out He eats 'em in their skins I've got it all worked out The're delectable, available, the perfect snack They ain't endangered species And they don't fight back Don't dismiss the warthog gastronomy Take it from he Take it from me Take it from he He's got it all worked out So remember when you see us staring into space We're caught between a pillow and a soft, soft place Don't resist the warthog mentality Take it from he Take it from me Take it from he Take it from we We've got it all worked out from:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 12/31/2008 20:43:12 Enya: Aerosmith: Stephanie Mills: Whitney Houston: Jennifer "Holiday" And, Jennifer, yup, HOLLiday: Thelma Houston: Bob Marley: Jean Carne: Pointer Sisters -- but where's June? Heart: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Don on the Farm: Erich Kunzel; Cincinnati Pops Orch w/ Roy Clark and Tom Wompat.,,116793,00.html *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~ Chicken Chokers: coolness! plus:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/01/2009 23:23:42
Oh yeah.. the Hummel Viola Fantasy: Janine Jansen: Bruch Romance in F for Viola & Orchestra, Op.85 Comedy Central Roast Of William Shatner 2006 Part 8 STAR TREK After They Were Famous Part One STAR TREK After They Were Famous Part Two STAR TREK After They Were Famous Part Three STAR TREK After They Were Famous Part Four Jimmy: Herrrr 's Merve! Merv Griffin w/Shatner, Nimoy, & Kelley on Star Trek II pt 1 Merv Griffin w/Shatner, Nimoy, & Kelley on Star Trek II pt 2 Merv Griffin w/Shatner, Nimoy, & Kelley on Star Trek II pt 3 Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan Deleted Scenes Star Trek 3 - Stealing the Enterprise
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/04/2009 12:39:31
Google video search for cc in VOD -- YIKES!
"Cable video-on-demand services are considered channels by the FCC, yet they have a spotty track record on captioning. A Comcast representative said its VOD offerings are exempt from FCC requirements, citing the four-year exemption for new channels. That raised an issue: In the digital age, what is a channel? VOD is almost entirely repurposed content that has been on the air for years. Comcast said each VOD brand added -- such as HBO and Discovery -- should be counted as a new channel with four years to comply. "The captioning capability is in place and we're providing that in accordance with the regulations," said Comcast spokesman Chris Ellis. "The amount of captioned content continues to increase." Mr. Goldberg of Media Access Group countered that the four-year exemption was never intended to give cable operators a reason to not include captions on VOD. "This rule was intended for things like a new cable channel, like Spike TV or the Golf Channel, to give them time to get up to speed and earn some revenue," he said. According to viewers, pockets of non-captioned content are very common on new digital services. Rather than wait for the FCC to update its regulations yet again, Mr. Goldberg and others urged companies to take it upon themselves to make captioning a higher priority. "The closest we get to knowing what's covered is common sense," Mr. Goldberg said. "If it smells like TV and looks like TV..." Captioning New TV Online video: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW do not offer captions for their video players, though NBC plans to launch a player that supports captions in the fall. PBS has captions for some online shows. CNN has captions for some news clips on its Web site. Downloads: iTunes does not support captions. Video-on-demand: Some VOD offerings are captioned. High-definition: HD broadcasts are required to include captions, but viewers often find them difficult to access. The FCC has issued a formal advisory about the problem. New channels: Some newer channels do not provide captioning, as cable networks have a four-year window to add the service.
from: Question: Archived from groups: (More info?) I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am using the componet output. Anyone get it to work? Answer 1: Menu on Cable Box and change the C/C options. Or call your local cable guy to do it. wrote in message news:WBxYc.92364$mD.29879@attbi_s02... >I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am > using the componet output. > > Anyone get it to work? Answer 2:I don't think close captions come thru the component input port. I may be wrong. When you are watching HDTV, you must rely on the close captions on your cable box, not your TV's. On my comcast Motorola set-top box, you need to first power off the box, then hit MENU on the remote control. Then a setup screen will show up, you pick your choice of closed captions there. If your cable box is different, you may need to call comcast to find out how to do it. Answer 3:hitting cable /power/ menu butons in that order.. it should bring up a screen with hd settings and closed caption...should be able to turn it on there ;) Yes, thank you very much. I've had my HDTV for over a year and haven't been able to get any captions on the HD channels. I used your instructions to turn off the cable box and then hit the menu button. It took me less than 5 minutes to set up the captions. Now they are working on my HD channels. They are a little different than the captions you get the regular way (through the channel). It seems that some times the captions don't come on the screen until after the person has said all there line or lines. Again, thank you very much. *~*~*~**~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~* Re: NPL -- library is backed up.. shortstaffed and held up due to snowstorms. Items will be checked as they come in.... 1/4/09 *~*~*~*~~**~*~**~**~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~***~*~~*~**~~*~*~**~~*~* KAka
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/04/2009 20:32:52
Three Stooges: Restless Knights -- 1 of 2 Restless Knights -- 2 of 2 Star Trek Monty Python: That's enough. Ohhhhh, Look! On Veoh!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/04/2009 21:47:19
Leg warmers patterns
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/05/2009 14:40:43
[q=Shadowsong]Google video search for cc in VOD -- YIKES!
"Cable video-on-demand services are considered channels by the FCC, yet they have a spotty track record on captioning. A Comcast representative said its VOD offerings are exempt from FCC requirements, citing the four-year exemption for new channels. That raised an issue: In the digital age, what is a channel? VOD is almost entirely repurposed content that has been on the air for years. Comcast said each VOD brand added -- such as HBO and Discovery -- should be counted as a new channel with four years to comply. "The captioning capability is in place and we're providing that in accordance with the regulations," said Comcast spokesman Chris Ellis. "The amount of captioned content continues to increase." Mr. Goldberg of Media Access Group countered that the four-year exemption was never intended to give cable operators a reason to not include captions on VOD. "This rule was intended for things like a new cable channel, like Spike TV or the Golf Channel, to give them time to get up to speed and earn some revenue," he said. According to viewers, pockets of non-captioned content are very common on new digital services. Rather than wait for the FCC to update its regulations yet again, Mr. Goldberg and others urged companies to take it upon themselves to make captioning a higher priority. "The closest we get to knowing what's covered is common sense," Mr. Goldberg said. "If it smells like TV and looks like TV..." Captioning New TV Online video: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW do not offer captions for their video players, though NBC plans to launch a player that supports captions in the fall. PBS has captions for some online shows. CNN has captions for some news clips on its Web site. Downloads: iTunes does not support captions. Video-on-demand: Some VOD offerings are captioned. High-definition: HD broadcasts are required to include captions, but viewers often find them difficult to access. The FCC has issued a formal advisory about the problem. New channels: Some newer channels do not provide captioning, as cable networks have a four-year window to add the service.
from: Question: Archived from groups: (More info?) I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am using the componet output. Anyone get it to work? Answer 1: Menu on Cable Box and change the C/C options. Or call your local cable guy to do it. wrote in message news:WBxYc.92364$mD.29879@attbi_s02... >I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am > using the componet output. > > Anyone get it to work? Answer 2:I don't think close captions come thru the component input port. I may be wrong. When you are watching HDTV, you must rely on the close captions on your cable box, not your TV's. On my comcast Motorola set-top box, you need to first power off the box, then hit MENU on the remote control. Then a setup screen will show up, you pick your choice of closed captions there. If your cable box is different, you may need to call comcast to find out how to do it. Answer 3:hitting cable /power/ menu butons in that order.. it should bring up a screen with hd settings and closed caption...should be able to turn it on there ;) Yes, thank you very much. I've had my HDTV for over a year and haven't been able to get any captions on the HD channels. I used your instructions to turn off the cable box and then hit the menu button. It took me less than 5 minutes to set up the captions. Now they are working on my HD channels. They are a little different than the captions you get the regular way (through the channel). It seems that some times the captions don't come on the screen until after the person has said all there line or lines. Again, thank you very much. *~*~*~**~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~* new research: email sent to Comcast: Sorry your line went dead, George. I'm still trying to figure out how THAT happened. Here is what I found in regards to our conversation. In the meantime, I will go ahead and check the url that you gave me. " . . . "Cable video-on-demand services are considered channels by the FCC, yet they have a spotty track record on captioning. A Comcast representative said its VOD offerings are exempt from FCC requirements, citing the four-year exemption for new channels. That raised an issue: In the digital age, what is a channel? VOD is almost entirely repurposed content that has been on the air for years. Comcast said each VOD brand added -- such as HBO and Discovery -- should be counted as a new channel with four years to comply. "The captioning capability is in place and we're providing that in accordance with the regulations," said Comcast spokesman Chris Ellis. "The amount of captioned content continues to increase." Mr. Goldberg of Media Access Group countered that the four-year exemption was never intended to give cable operators a reason to not include captions on VOD. "This rule was intended for things like a new cable channel, like Spike TV or the Golf Channel, to give them time to get up to speed and earn some revenue," he said. According to viewers, pockets of non-captioned content are very common on new digital services. Rather than wait for the FCC to update its regulations yet again, Mr. Goldberg and others urged companies to take it upon themselves to make captioning a higher priority. "The closest we get to knowing what's covered is common sense," Mr. Goldberg said. "If it smells like TV and looks like TV..." Captioning New TV Online video: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW do not offer captions for their video players, though NBC plans to launch a player that supports captions in the fall. PBS has captions for some online shows. CNN has captions for some news clips on its Web site. Downloads: iTunes does not support captions. Video-on-demand: Some VOD offerings are captioned. High-definition: HD broadcasts are required to include captions, but viewers often find them difficult to access. The FCC has issued a formal advisory about the problem. New channels: Some newer channels do not provide captioning, as cable networks have a four-year window to add the service." from: . . . . . . Question: Archived from groups: (More info?) I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am using the componet output. Anyone get it to work? Answer 1: Menu on Cable Box and change the C/C options. Or call your local cable guy to do it. wrote in message news:WBxYc.92364$mD.29879@attbi_s02... >I have tried to turn on close caption a couple times and got nothing. I am > using the componet output. > > Anyone get it to work? Answer 2:I don't think close captions come thru the component input port. I may be wrong. When you are watching HDTV, you must rely on the close captions on your cable box, not your TV's. On my comcast Motorola set-top box, you need to first power off the box, then hit MENU on the remote control. Then a setup screen will show up, you pick your choice of closed captions there. If your cable box is different, you may need to call comcast to find out how to do it. Answer 3:hitting cable /power/ menu butons in that order.. it should bring up a screen with hd settings and closed caption...should be able to turn it on there ;) Yes, thank you very much. I've had my HDTV for over a year and haven't been able to get any captions on the HD channels. I used your instructions to turn off the cable box and then hit the menu button. It took me less than 5 minutes to set up the captions. Now they are working on my HD channels. They are a little different than the captions you get the regular way (through the channel). It seems that some times the captions don't come on the screen until after the person has said all there line or lines. Again, thank you very much. . . . also, ----- Original Message ----- From: "George McCord" To: Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:12:53 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Sorry, my line drop.. I’m still looking into information for you guys The link that George sent me.. which failed miserably.. so I just went and found it:
"Current through February 18, 2004 § 79.1 Closed captioning of video programming. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section the following definitions shall apply: (1) Video programming. Programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by, a television broadcast station that is distributed and exhibited for residential use. Video programming includes advertisements of more than five minutes in duration but does not include advertisements of five minutes' duration or less. (2) Video programming distributor. Any television broadcast station licensed by the Commission and any multichannel video programming distributor as defined in § 76.1000(e) of this chapter, and any other distributor of video programming for residential reception that delivers such programming directly to the home and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission. An entity contracting for program distribution over a video programming distributor that is itself exempt from captioning that programming pursuant to paragraph (e)(9) of this section shall itself be treated as a video programming distributor for purposes of this section. To the extent such video programming is not otherwise exempt from captioning, the entity that contracts for its distribution shall be required to comply with the closed captioning requirements of this section. (3) Video programming provider. Any video programming distributor and any other entity that provides video programming that is intended for distribution to residential households including, but not limited to broadcast or nonbroadcast television network and the owners of such programming. (4) Closed captioning. The visual display of the audio portion of video programming pursuant to the technical specifications set forth in part 15 of this chapter. (5) New programming. Video programming that is first published or exhibited on or after January 1, 1998. (6) Pre-rule programming. (i) Video programming that was first published or exhibited before January 1, 1998. (ii) Video programming first published or exhibited for display on television receivers equipped for display of digital transmissions or formatted for such transmission and exhibition prior to the date on which such television receivers must, by Commission rule, be equipped with built-in decoder circuitry designed to display closed-captioned digital television transmissions. (7) Nonexempt programming. Video programming that is not exempt under paragraph (d) of this section and, accordingly, is subject to closed captioning requirements set forth in this section. (b) Requirements for closed captioning of video programming.-- (1) Requirements for new English language programming. Video programming distributors must provide closed captioning for nonexempt video programming that is being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter in accordance with the following requirements: (i) Between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2001, a video programming distributor shall provide at least 450 hours of captioned video programming or all of its new nonexempt video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; (ii) Between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2003, a video programming distributor shall provide at least 900 hours of captioned video programming or all of its new nonexempt video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; (iii) Between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2005, a video programming distributor shall provide at least an average of 1350 hours of captioned video programming or all of its new nonexempt video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; and (iv) As of January 1, 2006, and thereafter, 100% of the programming distributor's new nonexempt video programming must be provided with captions. (2) Requirements for pre-rule English language programming. (i) After January 1, 2003, 30% of the programming distributor's pre-rule nonexempt video programming being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter must be provided with closed captioning. (ii) As of January 1, 2008, and thereafter, 75% of the programming distributor's pre-rule nonexempt video programming being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter must be provided with closed captioning. (3) Requirements for new Spanish language programming. Video programming distributors must provide closed captioning for nonexempt Spanish language video programming that is being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter in accordance with the following requirements: (i) Between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2003, a video programming distributor shall provide at least 450 hours of captioned Spanish language video programming or all of its new nonexempt Spanish language video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; (ii) Between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2006, a video programming distributor shall provide at least 900 hours of captioned Spanish language video programming or all of its new nonexempt Spanish language video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; (iii) Between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2009, a video programming distributor shall provide at least an average of 1350 hours of captioned Spanish language video programming or all of its new nonexempt Spanish language video programming must be provided with captions, whichever is less; and (iv) As of January 1, 2010, and thereafter, 100% of the programming distributor's new nonexempt Spanish language video programming must be provided with captions. (4) Requirements for Spanish language pre-rule programming. (i) After January 1, 2005, 30% of the programming distributor's pre-rule nonexempt Spanish language video programming being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter must be provided with closed captioning. (ii) As of January 1, 2012, and thereafter, 75% of the programming distributor's pre-rule nonexempt Spanish language video programming being distributed and exhibited on each channel during each calendar quarter must be provided with closed captioning. (5) Video programming distributors shall continue to provide captioned video programming at substantially the same level as the average level of captioning that they provided during the first six (6) months of 1997 even if that amount of captioning exceeds the requirements otherwise set forth in this section. (c) Obligation to pass through captions of already captioned programs. All video programming distributors shall deliver all programming received from the video programming owner or other origination source containing closed captioning to receiving television households with the original closed captioning data intact in a format that can be recovered and displayed by decoders meeting the standards of part 15 of this chapter unless such programming is recaptioned or the captions are reformatted by the programming distributor. (d) Exempt programs and providers. For purposes of determining compliance with this section, any video programming or video programming provider that meets one or more of the following criteria shall be exempt to the extent specified in this paragraph. (1) Programming subject to contractual captioning restrictions. Video programming that is subject to a contract in effect on or before February 8, 1996, but not any extension or renewal of such contract, for which an obligation to provide closed captioning would constitute a breach of contract. (2) Video programming or video programming provider for which the captioning requirement has been waived. Any video programming or video programming provider for which the Commission has determined that a requirement for closed captioning imposes an undue burden on the basis of a petition for exemption filed in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (f) of this section. (3) Programming other than English or Spanish language. All programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish, except that scripted programming that can be captioned using the "electronic news room" technique is not exempt. (4) Primarily textual programming. Video programming or portions of video programming for which the content of the soundtrack is displayed visually through text or graphics (e.g., program schedule channels or community bulletin boards). (5) Programming distributed in the late night hours. Programming that is being distributed to residential households between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. local time. Video programming distributors providing a channel that consists of a service that is distributed and exhibited for viewing in more than a single time zone shall be exempt from closed captioning that service for any continuous 4 hour time period they may select, commencing not earlier than 12 a.m. local time and ending not later than 7 a.m. local time in any location where that service is intended for viewing. This exemption is to be determined based on the primary reception locations and remains applicable even if the transmission is accessible and distributed or exhibited in other time zones on a secondary basis. Video programming distributors providing service outside of the 48 contiguous states may treat as exempt programming that is exempt under this paragraph when distributed in the contiguous states. (6) Interstitials, promotional announcements and public service announcements. Interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration. (7) ITFS programming. Video programming transmitted by an Instructional Television Fixed Service licensee pursuant to §§ 74.931(a), (b) or (c) of the rules. (8) Locally produced and distributed non-news programming with no repeat value. Programming that is locally produced by the video programming distributor, has no repeat value, is of local public interest, is not news programming, and for which the "electronic news room" technique of captioning is unavailable. (9) Programming on new networks. Programming on a video programming network for the first four years after it begins operation, except that programming on a video programming network that was in operation less than four (4) years on January 1,1998 is exempt until January 1, 2002. (10) Primarily non-vocal musical programming. Programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music. (11) Captioning expense in excess of 2% of gross revenues. No video programming provider shall be required to expend any money to caption any video programming if such expenditure would exceed 2% of the gross revenues received from that channel during the previous calendar year. (12) Channels producing revenues of under $3,000,000. No video programming provider shall be required to expend any money to caption any channel of video programming producing annual gross revenues of less than $3,000,000 during the previous calendar year other than the obligation to pass through video programming already captioned when received pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section. (13) Locally produced educational programming. Instructional programming that is locally produced by public television stations for use in grades K-12 and post secondary schools. (e) Responsibility for and determination of compliance.-- (1) Compliance shall be calculated on a per channel, calendar quarter basis; (2) Open captioning or subtitles in the language of the target audience may be used in lieu of closed captioning; (3) Live programming or repeats of programming originally transmitted live that are captioned using the so-called "electronic newsroom technique" will be considered captioned, except that effective January 1, 2000, and thereafter, the major national broadcast television networks (i.e., ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC), affiliates of these networks in the top 25 television markets as defined by Nielsen's Designated Market Areas (DMAs) and national nonbroadcast networks serving at least 50% of all homes subscribing to multichannel video programming services shall not count electronic newsroom captioned programming towards compliance with these rules. The live portions of noncommercial broadcasters' fundraising activities that use automated software to create a continuous captioned message will be considered captioned; (4) Compliance will be required with respect to the type of video programming generally distributed to residential households. Programming produced solely for closed circuit or private distribution is not covered by these rules; (5) Video programming that is exempt pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section that contains captions, except video programming exempt pursuant to paragraph (d)(5) of this section (late night hours exemption), can count towards the compliance with the requirements for new programming prior to January 1, 2006. Video programming that is exempt pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section that contains captions, except that video programming exempt pursuant to paragraph (d)(5) of this section (late night hours exemption), can count towards compliance with the requirements for pre-rule programming. (6) For purposes of paragraph (d)(11) of this section, captioning expenses include direct expenditures for captioning as well as allowable costs specifically allocated by a programming supplier through the price of the video programming to that video programming provider. To be an allowable allocated cost, a programming supplier may not allocate more than 100% of the costs of captioning to individual video programming providers. A programming supplier may allocate the captioning costs only once and may use any commercially reasonable allocation method; (7) For purposes of paragraphs (d)(11) and (d)(12) of this section, annual gross revenues shall be calculated for each channel individually based on revenues received in the preceding calendar year from all sources related to the programming on that channel. Revenue for channels shared between network and local programming shall be separately calculated for network and for non- network programming, with neither the network nor the local video programming provider being required to spend more than 2% of its revenues for captioning. Thus, for example, compliance with respect to a network service distributed by a multichannel video service distributor, such as a cable operator, would be calculated based on the revenues received by the network itself (as would the related captioning expenditure). For local service providers such as broadcasters, advertising revenues from station-controlled inventory would be included. For cable operators providing local origination programming, the annual gross revenues received for each channel will be used to determine compliance. Evidence of compliance could include certification from the network supplier that the requirements of the test had been met. Multichannel video programming distributors, in calculating non-network revenues for a channel offered to subscribers as part of a multichannel package or tier, will not include a pro rata share of subscriber revenues, but will include all other revenues from the channel, including advertising and ancillary revenues. Revenues for channels supported by direct sales of products will include only the revenues from the product sales activity (e.g., sales commissions) and not the revenues from the actual products offered to subscribers. Evidence of compliance could include certification from the network supplier that the requirements of this test have been met. (8) If two or more networks (or sources of programming) share a single channel, that channel shall be considered to be in compliance if each of the sources of video programming are in compliance where they are carried on a full time basis; (9) Video programming distributors shall not be required to provide closed captioning for video programming that is by law not subject to their editorial control, including but not limited to the signals of television broadcast stations distributed pursuant to sections 614 and 615 of the Communications Act or pursuant to the compulsory copyright licensing provisions of sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. 111 and 119); programming involving candidates for public office covered by sections 315 and 312 of the Communications Act and associated policies; commercial leased access, public access, governmental and educational access programming carried pursuant to sections 611 and 612 of the Communications Act; video programming distributed by direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services in compliance with the noncommercial programming requirement pursuant to section 335(b)(3) of the Communications Act to the extent such video programming is exempt from the editorial control of the video programming provider; and video programming distributed by a common carrier or that is distributed on an open video system pursuant to section 653 of the Communications Act by an entity other than the open video system operator. To the extent such video programming is not otherwise exempt from captioning, the entity that contracts for its distribution shall be required to comply with the closed captioning requirements of this section. (10) In evaluating whether a video programming provider has complied with the requirement that all new nonexempt video programming must include closed captioning, the Commission will consider showings that any lack of captioning was de minimis and reasonable under the circumstances. (f) Procedures for exemptions based on undue burden.-- (1) A video programming provider, video programming producer or video programming owner may petition the Commission for a full or partial exemption from the closed captioning requirements. Exemptions may be granted, in whole or in part, for a channel of video programming, a category or type of video programming, an individual video service, a specific video program or a video programming provider upon a finding that the closed captioning requirements will result in an undue burden. (2) A petition for an exemption must be supported by sufficient evidence to demonstrate that compliance with the requirements to closed caption video programming would cause an undue burden. The term "undue burden" means significant difficulty or expense. Factors to be considered when determining whether the requirements for closed captioning impose an undue burden include: (i) The nature and cost of the closed captions for the programming; (ii) The impact on the operation of the provider or program owner; (iii) The financial resources of the provider or program owner; and (iv) The type of operations of the provider or program owner. (3) In addition to these factors, the petition shall describe any other factors the petitioner deems relevant to the Commission's final determination and any available alternatives that might constitute a reasonable substitute for the closed captioning requirements including, but not limited to, text or graphic display of the content of the audio portion of the programming. Undue burden shall be evaluated with regard to the individual outlet. (4) An original and two (2) copies of a petition requesting an exemption based on the undue burden standard, and all subsequent pleadings, shall be filed in accordance with § 0.401(a) of this chapter. (5) The Commission will place the petition on public notice. (6) Any interested person may file comments or oppositions to the petition within 30 days of the public notice of the petition. Within 20 days of the close of the comment period, the petitioner may reply to any comments or oppositions filed. (7) Comments or oppositions to the petition shall be served on the petitioner and shall include a certification that the petitioner was served with a copy. Replies to comments or oppositions shall be served on the commenting or opposing party and shall include a certification that the commenter was served with a copy. (8) Upon a showing of good cause, the Commission may lengthen or shorten any comment period and waive or establish other procedural requirements. (9) All petitions and responsive pleadings shall contain a detailed, full showing, supported by affidavit, of any facts or considerations relied on. (10) The Commission may deny or approve, in whole or in part, a petition for an undue burden exemption from the closed captioning requirements. (11) During the pendency of an undue burden determination, the video programming subject to the request for exemption shall be considered exempt from the closed captioning requirements. (g) Complaint procedures.-- (1) No complaint concerning an alleged violation of the closed captioning requirements of this section shall be filed with the Commission unless such complaint is first sent to the video programming distributor responsible for delivery and exhibition of the video programming. A complaint must be in writing, must state with specificity the alleged Commission rule violated and must include some evidence of the alleged rule violation. In the case of an alleged violation by a television broadcast station or other programming for which the video programming distributor is exempt from closed captioning responsibility pursuant to paragraph (e)(9) of this section, the complaint shall be sent directly to the station or owner of the programming. A video programming distributor receiving a complaint regarding such programming must forward the complaint within seven days of receipt to the programmer or send written instructions to the complainant on how to refile with the programmer. (2) A complaint will not be considered if it is filed with the video programming distributor later than the end of the calendar quarter following the calendar quarter in which the alleged violation has occurred. (3) The video programming distributor must respond in writing to a complaint no later than 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the violation is alleged to have occurred or 45 days after receipt of a written complaint, whichever is later. (4) If a video programming distributor fails to respond to a complaint or a dispute remains following the initial complaint resolution procedures, a complaint may be filed with the Commission within 30 days after the time allotted for the video programming distributor to respond has ended. An original and two (2) copies of the complaint, and all subsequent pleadings shall be filed in accordance with § 0.401(a) of this chapter. The complaint shall include evidence that demonstrates the alleged violation of the closed captioning requirements of this section and shall certify that a copy of the complaint and the supporting evidence was first directed to the video programming distributor. A copy of the complaint and any supporting documentation must be served on the video programming distributor. (5) The video programming distributor shall have 15 days to respond to the complaint. In response to a complaint, a video programming distributor is obligated to provide the Commission with sufficient records and documentation to demonstrate that it is in compliance with the Commission's rules. The response to the complaint shall be served on the complainant. (6) Certifications from programming suppliers, including programming producers, programming owners, networks, syndicators and other distributors, may be relied on to demonstrate compliance. Distributors will not be held responsible for situations where a program source falsely certifies that programming delivered to the distributor meets our captioning requirements if the distributor is unaware that the certification is false. Video programming providers may rely on the accuracy of certifications. Appropriate action may be taken with respect to deliberate falsifications. (7) The Commission will review the complaint, including all supporting evidence, and determine whether a violation has occurred. The Commission shall, as needed, request additional information from the video programming provider. (8) If the Commission finds that a violation has occurred, penalties may be imposed, including a requirement that the video programming distributor deliver video programming containing closed captioning in an amount exceeding that specified in paragraph (b) of this section in a future time period. (h) Private rights of action prohibited. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any private right of action to enforce any requirement of this section. The Commission shall have exclusive jurisdiction with respect to any complaint under this section." And, we pull out the ermine violin! Sheesh! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Joann -- CCDR
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/06/2009 21:19:32
Hmph! Here I go trying to find out things that could be "ancient history": Shadow's bout of black toe: Cross-posted over in Injuries... . . . But, I need to post it here as well. I injured my big toe nail by stabbing the tip of my tap sneaker into a steel-reinforced wooden dance floor, to keep the dancers to the left of me on their feet, and so that I would absorb the force from the drunken couple to the right of me who were playing "crack the whip." In short, the toe is taking its' dear sweet time to heal, and, well, time marcheth on. I was pretty good about RICE'ing the toe, and keeping off of it, so the toe's swelling has gone down, and the blister that had formed from the trauma of impact has opened and drained, and oozed. At this point, the toe is still a little purple around the tip and the edges of the nail, which is pretty loose. I can move the toenail out of its' bed, which looks tender, but I hesitate to do so. When do you fellow percussive experts feel that it would be okay to resume dance? I also am kind of squeamish about removing the loose toenail, even though that has been advised in mixed forums. At this point, I am soaking the toe at least once a day, and bacitracing it, and then, wrapping it in gauze. argh! The agony of not clogging! Thanks, I HATE being injured! Shadow. Hey, thanks so much! I've been keeping it covered with a gauze square, that has some bacitracin on it, and then, it's wrapped in soft gauze to keep the bandage in place. I've trimmed the toenail way back, because I could feel that it was starting to get long, and, that's when I found out it was so loose. As for dancing, I'm all for it, but putting on any kind of dance shoes right now is out of the question. I've danced in my stocking feet, which I feel, at this point, is a good enough equivalent. And, believe me, that nail will stay intact as long as possible! Thanks for writing! Shadow. Sounds like you have it taken care of. You didn't mention it, but I would keep it elevated and open whenever you can. When American Idol comes on, just pop that big ol Plum out and prop it up on a pillow. The idea is to evacuate the coagulated blood that has accumulated in what used to be the bed of your nail. Asprin sure couldn't hurt either. I wouldn't worry about ripping out the nail just yet. I would trim it WAY back to help with cleanliness and to avoid it impacting the shoe when you have to walk. The less nail there is, the less leverage there is to work against your nail bed. When it comes time to CLOG, just wrap it up tight and put yo' groove thang down. It will fall out on it's own if it's that far gone anyway. Just take some pain reliever and dance! Then after practice just cry quietly in the shower until all the hurt runs down the drain. When you clog like I do, you spend lots of time crying in the shower.... Good luck! My "cloggadable" rhythm clogging riddle" And I have no doubts that you'all do know pretty much everything... :) I came up with this, just for grins and giggles. But I thought, you know, if you think about beats and sounds of beats (all that a 'capella stuff sparked it, I think), you start to wonder how they would appear if one tried to notate them as mouth sounds. So, all you clogging experts, what are the steps that I just put down? And I'm sure you'll pretty much all get them -- I won't tell you where, but there's a triplet in there, somewhere... Cloggadobble, dump ba dump ba dump! Cloggadobble dump ba dump bada doop! Cloggadobble dump SHAvada dump, daba dump, Cloggadobble dump! Cloggadobble dump! Cloggadobble dump, ba doo! Okay, let's hear it -- I'm waiting! hee hee hee hee hee. :D :] :D I must admit, I'm probably going to get caught up in the "different names for steps" bit, but why not? Shadow. Here's the solution to what I wrote -- I danced it downstairs in the kitchen, to make sure that the sounds correspond, and they do, so I luckily wasn't too far off with my mouth sounds. I wrote it in both Tap and Clogging lingo, so hopefully all parts are understandable: Cloggadobble Riddle Solution .... 1. Cloggadobble dump! Ba dump ba dump! = shuffle shuffle STOMP, rock step, rock step or DT DT Stomp, R/S, R/s 2.Cloggadobble dump, ba dump, bada doop! = shuffle shuffle stomp! rock step, heel-ball-TOE (back),or, DT DT Stomp, R/s, heel-ball, toe (xib) 3. Cloggadobble dump SHAvada dump, bada dump = shuffle, shuffle stomp, (Cape Breton triplet) HOP SHUFfle step, heel-ball STOMP cloggers: DT DT Stomp, HOP DS, heel-ball Stomp 4. Cloggadobble dump! == shuffle, shuffle STOMP//DT DT Stomp! 5. Cloggadobble dump! == shuffle, shuffle STOMP//DT DT Stomp! 6. Cloggadobble dump, ba doo! == shuffle shuffle STOMP, backwards brush, toe (behind) -- like "shave 'n a haircut...) DT, DT brush back/Toe (xib). If you got some different steps, please share! :D :D Shadow. (Thinking of another one...) hee hee . Another one, but I think this actually works your ankle more than your arch, but hey, it won't hurt! Sitting on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you (or really in any position...I do this one while sitting in class ALL the time): First flex your feet, then point your feet but not your toes (so your feet should be parallel to the floor but your toes at a 90 degree angle), thend point your toes, re-"flex" your toes, then flex the whole foot. Hope this helps! Looks like this kind of topic is quite popular! 'Cause -- lookie here: . . . But then, for goofs, grins, and giggles, I figured, what the snort, check google, see what it has to tell me: In a word, OH MY SOLE!! . . . I think I hit the jackpot with google, and they put in that awesome one with picking up marbles, that you were talking about, Dancergal2, along with the ones about the tennis ball. Also, Dance Spirit Magazine talks about arch-strengthening exercises in both their February and March issues. Image hotlink - '' Great minds think alike! Shadow. :D :] :D Anyways, there's this shampoo at Bath and Body Works that's amazing! My hair is sooo soft after it and there is no dandruff. But then again, I just started using it. :P I recommend Bath and Body Works shampoo, but it is very expensive. And, I'll add some more as things go on. how to bring the past to the present.. and so forth.
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/08/2009 19:51:50
going waaaa yyyyy back.. **splat** Wizards and Warriors -- found on YouTube: Wizards and WArriors, Duncan Regehr, and Zorro:\ "V- the Series: V- Faye Grant -- behind the scenes: Softly recorded -- V the series: V -- the 2nd generation -- Waitaminute -- V -- the 2nd generation -- 2008?!?!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/10/2009 14:55:37
alash Ensemble -- Tuvan Throat Singers: Alash Ensemble" Throat Singers from Tuva
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/10/2009 19:49:28
Various and sundry... Legend of the Seeker? Legend...Seeker fan site: Legend.. Seeker on Hulu: plus: Seeker on YouTube: Marion Zimmer Bradley: Romilly Hawkmistress 1982 (book in the Darkover series)
"Literary career Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about "the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be." Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly. Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works outside the speculative fiction genre, including some gay and lesbian pulp fiction novels. For example, I Am a Lesbian was published in 1962. Though relatively tame by today's standards, they were considered pornographic when published, and for a long time she refused to disclose the titles she wrote under these pseudonyms. In the 1970s she wrote several Tolkien fanfictions revolving around Arwen. She created the planet of Darkover as a setting for her own series, writing a large number of Darkover stories as a solo author and later collaborating with other authors to produce Darkover anthologies, where once again she encouraged story submissions from unpublished authors. For a time, Bradley actively encouraged fan fiction within the Darkover universe, but this came to an end following a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley's that had similarities to some of the fan's stories. As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction. The Darkover novels may be considered fantasy with science fiction overtones or science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover was a lost earth colony where psi powers had developed to an unusual degree. In 1966, Bradley became a cofounder of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is credited with coining the name of that group. Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon. A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books. Bradley was the editor of the long-running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non-traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors. Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including males in her anthologies. Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies. She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley. Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death. In 2000, she was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement."
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"n 1966, Bradley became a cofounder of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is credited with coining the name of that group. Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon. A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books. Bradley was the editor of the long-running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non-traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors. Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including males in her anthologies. Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies. She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley. Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death. In 2000, she was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement.
ibid. connection #1:! Connection #2: SCA "East Kingdom: *~*~*~*~~**~~**~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*****~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~**~~*~* other: Zimmer Bradley.. etc. ???? Sword and Sorceress: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Silverglass, by Rivkin.. now, where did I put it? 1. Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan 2. Tomoe Gozen by Jessica Amanda Salmonson 3. Oathblood by Mercedes Lackey 4. The Deed of Paksenarrion: A Novel by Elizabeth Moon 5. Web of Wind by J. F. Rivkin 6. Witch of Rhostshyl (Silverglass III) by J. F. Rivkin 7. Mistress of Ambiguities (Silverglass) by J. F. Rivkin 8. No Future For You by Brian K. Vaughan 9. Fires of Azeroth by C. J. Cherryh 10. Well of Shiuan by C. J. Cherryh * Gladiatrix by Amy Zoll (4) * The encyclopedia of Amazons : women warriors from antiquity… by Jessica Amanda Salmonson (3) * The Warrior Queens: The Legends and the Lives of the Women… by Antonia Fraser (5) * Hounding the moon by P.R. Frost (2) * Tomoe Gozen by Jessica Amanda Salmonson (2) * Warrior women : an archaeologist's search for history's… by Jeannine Davis-Kimball (2) * Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott (3) * Women in the Military: Scholastic Arguments and Medieval… by James M. Blythe (1) * RUNNING EAGLE by James Willard Schultz (1) * Medieval Women: Warfare and Military Activity by Helen Nicholson (1) * 'Halt! Be Men!': Sikelgaita of Salerno, Gender and the… by Patricia Skinner (1) * Armor Propre [short stories] by sirlingjan (1) * Women of Peace and War: The Roles of European Women at the… by larsdatterkaren (1) * Historiographical Essay: The Roles of Women in the Crusade… by Christoph T. Maier (1) * Joan of Arc's Victory at Orleans (1429), According to the… by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (Pius II) (1) * The Woman Warrior: Gender, Warfare, and Society in Medieval… by Megan McLaughlin (1) * Yo, baby! [short stories] by Jan Stirling (1) * Branded [short stories] by Jan Stirling (1) * Were-wench [short stories] by Jan Stirling (1) * Wildflower: Beginnings by Billy Martinez (1)
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/12/2009 16:15:56
ohohohhoh -- LOOK! Plus more! nyuk, nyuck, nyuck! S. Three Stooges pie fight: Laaaaa laaaa leeeeee! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! :O woo woo woo woo woowoo Hey, Moe! I got the stuff! Moe, I got the stuff! Soitenly! Nyut, nyut,nyut!
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/13/2009 11:52:51
For Mummum:
" I chanced upon a big brown bear..."
etc.: from the Welsh:
"Subject: Lyr req, Welsh, Big Brown Bear song From: GUEST,Dale Date: 09 Apr 04 - 09:49 PM I am 55 years old and when I was a boy, my father used to sing a song to us that his grandfather sang to him as a boy. That was my Great grandfather Bashline. I remember him, he lived into his 90's. The song, I believe, was a Welsh lullaby, Some lyrics I remember are "I chanced upon a big, brown, bear. A big brown bear was he." " and all he said was woof". The problem is, for most of my father's life, he could not remember one line in the song. He mentioned it to me the other day. He is 80 years old now and it would be nice to complete his song lyrics for his peace of mind and for our family heritage. Can anyone help? Thanks, Dale"
A report on a [u]Carnegie Hall concert where Bryn Terfel (Welsh Baritone) included this lullaby in his repertoire[/u] Here And the lyrics:
"Subject: Lyr Add: THE BIG BROWN BEAR (Mana-Zucca) From: GUEST,Ken Date: 14 Aug 08 - 11:02 AM THE BIG BROWN BEAR. By Mana-Zucca I chanced upon a big brown bear a gruff old bear was he. He basked content within his lair, I looked at him, and he looked at me. And all he said was "WOOF!" Ah me. And all he said was "WOOF!" That big brown bear just hugged his lair, And blinked a twinkling eye. He ne'er as much as moved a hair, But scared to death was trembling I. And all he said was "WOOF!" Oh My. And all he said was "WOOF!" I doubted his sublime intent, and did not stay for proof; my heels in flight were swiftly bent, for I'm inclined to stay aloof, when big brown bears say "WOOF!" Oh my, Oh my, Oh my, Oh my, Oh my. When big brown bears say "WOOF!" "
addendum to the above:
"Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca) From: GUEST,Tom Cassel Date: 22 Oct 08 - 12:24 AM I sang this song as a young boy myself with Grandmana at the piano. Mana-Zucca was my grandmother. It is one of my earliest memories. Thanks for finding the lyrics and posting them. For you information, the complete archives including the music to this are in the special collections at Florida International University."
Ibid. Also included in "Teddy Bear Tales"
"Below are the lyrics to a song that was published in 1919! An American magical colleague sent them to me. He writes fascinating stories and routines for magicians. His name is Ed Solomon. He didn’t send the music but I think it works quite well as a comical poem for children. He saw this page and thought the item would fit very well alongside the material already here. He is quite right of course. Thanks, Ed. So here it is, I hope you all enjoy it. THE BIG BROWN BEAR. By Mana-Zucca I chanced upon a big brown bear a gruff old bear was he. He basked content within his lair, I looked at him, and he looked at me. And all he said was “WOOF!” Ah me. And all he said was “WOOF!” That big brown bear just hugged his lair, And blinked a twinkling eye. He ne’er as much as moved a hair, But scared to death was trembling I. And all he said was “WOOF!” Oh My. And all he said was “WOOF!” I doubted his sublime intent, and did not stay for proof; my heels in flight were swiftly bent, for I’m inclined to stay aloof, when big brown bears say “WOOF!” Oh my, Oh my, Oh my, Oh my, Oh my. When big brown bears say ”WOOF!”"
but the tune? Hmmmm.. so, maybe we'll have to write it out? No dice on the tune.. thus far... Results for Mana-Zucca: Mana-Zucca Cassel Dead at 89; Composed the Song 'I Love Life' Published: March 11, 1981 Mana-Zucca Cassel, the composer of several hundred songs, including ''I Love Life,'' died Sunday in Miami. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Cassel was born in New York on Dec. 25, 1891. The former Augusta Zuckerman, she was known by the name of Mana-Zucca. She was a child prodigy, making her piano debut at the age of 8 with the New York Symphony Orchestra. As a child, she gave concerts throughout Europe, where she studied with Leopold Godowsky, Ferruccio Busoni and Herman Spielter. Her face became familiar on the Continent, appearing in advertising pictures on packages of soap, cigarettes and chocolate. Mana-Zucca composed two operas, a ballet, several orchestral works, chamber music and a collection of 366 piano pieces called ''My Musical Calendar.'' But she became best known through her popular songs, among them ''There's Joy in My Heart,'' ''Big Brown Bear,'' ''Honey Lamb'' and ''Time and Time Again.'' Her late husband, Irwin M. Cassel, wrote many of the lyrics. Mrs. Cassel is survived by her son, Marvin; three grandchildren and a great-grandson. ON Amazon: Mana-Zucca webpage: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~**~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~ Homer Hickam: "October Sky" on YouTube: Google: Homer Hickam:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/16/2009 19:09:15
Aha! What I should have been looking for! bas reliefs of ancient Egypt, or the way reliefs Daniel William Zampino Dan Zampino's (Angela's husband) slate reliefs,com_gallery2/Itemid,42/?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=289 RTC Tile Engravers produce this series of Multi Coloured 6″x6″ Indian slate mountain animal tiles.
"A French term from the Italian basso-relievo ("low relief"), bas relief is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background. Bas relief is created either by carving away material (wood, stone, ivory, jade, etc.) or adding material to the top of an otherwise smooth surface (say, strips of clay to stone). This is a technique as old as humankind's artistic explorations, and is closely related to high relief. As an example, here you can see one of Lorenzo Ghiberti's (Italian, 1378-1455) panels from the East Doors (commonly known as the "Gates of Paradise," thanks to a quote attributed to Michelangelo) of the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Florence, Italy. To create the bas relief Creation of Adam and Eve, ca. 1435, Ghiberti first carved his design on a thick sheet of wax. He then fitted this with a covering of wet plaster that, once it had dried and the original wax had been melted out, made a fireproof mold into which liquid alloy was poured to recreate his bas relief sculpture in bronze. Pronunciation: bah ree·leef"
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re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/16/2009 22:56:06
Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussiant: Come On People Joss Stone:>1=25037 *~*~*~~**~~**~~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*****~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~**~*~* talk of clogging at the Opry.. via YouTube:;topic=152.0 And just for fun, Elizabeth Cook clogging at the Opry Plaza from a fan's video camera! Elizabeth dances far better than the little kid who opens the video! (lol) If I could spend an afternoon haning out with a country artist, I think Elizabeth would top my list since she is so zany. Sarah Buxton would run a close second, with Sunny Sweeney third... Rick - I love Elizabeth's blog and her Sirius radio show, but I must say I prefer Uncle Earl's clogging to hers. Re non-mainstream: I was just kind of holding back on my first video list post. If you look at my blog, my " Who I'd like to meet:" entry is Ray Wylie Hubbard. First reason is this song/video that fascinates me for some reason: Snake Farm
"September 15, 1990 Ben Smathers, 61, Of Grand Ole Opry AP LEAD: Ben Smathers, whose agile legs and fast feet helped spread the popularity of clog dancing during a 32-year career on the Grand Ole Opry, died Thursday. He was 61 years old. Ben Smathers, whose agile legs and fast feet helped spread the popularity of clog dancing during a 32-year career on the Grand Ole Opry, died Thursday. He was 61 years old. The leader of the Stoney Mountain Cloggers died of complications following open-heart surgery. He had been admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital on Tuesday complaining of an upset stomach and heartburn. Mr. Smathers, a native of Asheville, N.C., learned the clog dance as a child by watching an old man do it in the mountains of western North Carolina. A hallmark of Appalachian culture, clogging is basically keeping the beat of the music by tapping the feet. His eight-member group often danced on the Opry to fiddle tunes like ''Black Mountain Rag,'' ''Old Joe Clark'' and ''Orange Blossom Special.'' Mr. Smathers made six low-budget movies, performed twice at Carnegie Hall and appeared on many network television shows. He is survived by his mother, his wife, three sons and three daughters. " Clogging is an expressive style of American dance with origins in the folk dances of the British Isles, Africa, and pre-Columbian America. Settlers in the American South took elements of these styles to form a unique American dance style, Appalachian clog dancing. Soco Gap Cloggers Though the eighteenth-century Scottish and Irish settlers brought with them the clog, a step dance characterized by a very erect upper body, the additional influences of the traditional dance of Native Americans with its toe-heel, toe-heel movement and African American buck dancing, in which the arms hang loosely at the dancer's sides, made for a distinctly American style. The basic clogging and buckdancing step consists of a double toe shuffle, where the dancer brushes forward the toe and then the heel of the free foot, shifts his or her weight to that foot, then rocks onto the other foot, before stepping back onto the foot that had originally been free. The leg is generally raised a little more than six inches off the ground in clogging, while the feet stay close to the ground in traditional buckdancing. Team clogging, coupled dancers executing individual step dances together in group configurations, is a relatively new composite dance form that began in the 1920s in western North Carolina. In was initiated when The Smokey Mountain Dancers first performed at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival in 1927 in Asheville. By 1938, team clogging had its own competition at the Lunsford Festival, and it was won by the well known Soco Gap Dancers from the Maggie Valley area. They performed freestyle buck dance steps continuously while doing mountain style square dance figures called by one of the dancers. In freestyle (or traditional) clogging, the dancers perform spontaneous footwork, which allows them to improvise while moving about the dance floor in time to live music provided usually by string bands. Team clogging won more widespread respect and recognition when the Soco Gap Team performed at the White House in 1939 for an audience including the Queen of England. Queen Elizabeth was said to have remarked "that's just like our clogging." sources: appalachian+history appalachian+culture history+of+appalachia appalachia And it’s home little gal and do-si-do Traditional dancing in Appalachia includes several types: step dancing, set dancing, and couple dancing. Step dance traditions include clogging, buckdancing, flatfooting, and the Charleston. Set dances, involving two or more couples, include four couple squares, big set (ring) dances, reels, country (contra) dances, and play parties. Couple dancing, often referred to as "round dancing," includes the two-step and waltz. Square dancing, one of the oldest forms of American folk dancing, evolved from several different Old World group dances, mainly the English country, or contra, dance and the French quadrille. In the American version of square dancing, four couples form a square and dance to music from an accordion, banjo, fiddle, and guitar. An old-fashioned Southern "square", sometimes called "running set"-- English musicologist Cecil Sharp coined the term while describing dancing in eastern Kentucky in 1916--, can accomodate as few as four or as many couples as want to crowd in. The formation is really a big circle with any number of couples. (There are, of course, a body of Southern squares that are done in 4-couple sets.) Most commonly, a Southern "running set" type of square dance is structured in two parts: First the major circle and then the minor circle. With all hands joined in one big circle around the hall, one or more introductory big circle figures are danced. The big circle then breaks up and each couple joins with an adjacent couple to dance some little circle figures. The movements are not so much geometrical figures but little pantomimes: "Birdie in the cage and three hands around" (a girl steps into the center, the other three circle around her); "Around that couple and take a peek" (the active couple tries to look at each other behind the backs of of the inactives, who try to hinder them); "Chase a rabbit, chase a squirrel, chase a pretty girl around the world" (the man pursues his partner around the other couple); to name just a few. The little circles can be spaced in a major circle around the hall, as in a Sicilian circle; or they can be scattered all over the dance floor. The couples move on to join a new couple and repeat the little figures; progression may occur several times. To conclude, all rejoin in a large circle and dance a finishing big circle figure. An American addition to square dancing is the caller. The caller--someone who calls out the dance steps in time to the music--was a completely American invention. At first dancers memorized all the steps for a particular dance, but eventually the dances became so complicated that it was necessary to have someone yell out cues so that dancers didn't have to remember so many steps. The caller didn't just call out "do-se-do your partner"; a good caller also came up with colorful sayings or witty lines that he would say in between the cues such as "Don't be bashful and don't be afraid. Swing on the corner in a waltz promenade." A caller might also come up with new dance steps and routines. Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennesse and Virginia have all seen fit to make the square dance their ‘folk dance’ State Symbol. North Carolinians prefer clog dancing receive that designation, and West Virginians and Kentuckians haven’t included any sort of dance as a state symbol. square+dancing buckdancing clogging Cecil+Sharp appalachia appalachian+mountains+history appalachian+history Posted by Dave Tabler at 7:00 AM | 0 comments Links to this post Labels: appalachia, appalachian history, appalachian mountains history, buckdancing, Cecil Sharp, clogging, square dancing 4/23/07 Appalachian clog dancing n some parts of the country clogging and square dancing were once synonymous. Clogging was something you did while you were square dancing. There are many square dance catagories in competition clogging. The Lehigh Valley Cloggers started as a 1 hour teach sandwiched between the club and class dances of the Lehigh Valley chapter of Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes, a single's square dance club in Bethlehem, PA. The Lehigh Valley Cloggers are members of the Federation of Delaware Valley Square & Round Dancers and Mid East Pen Division of the Federation of Delaware Valley Square & Round Dancers . Buck: (Buck dance) - Originally just a stamping of the feet to interpret the music which later became more refined when mixed with the Jig and Clog. In Tap Dance it is known as the earliest version of the "Shuffle and Tap Steps." The Basic Chug or Buck step is done by pushing the ball of the foot across the floor, at the same time dropping the heel, with or without weight. Buck dancing was the first known American Tap form performed to syncopated rhythms. These rhythms were performed on the "Offbeat or Downbeat" which came from Tribal rhythms in Africa. Buck dance was a type of countrified Clog or Tap dance. Usually associated with Barn Dancing or Country Dance. The Indians (Mainly Ute), also had a Buck dance, participants would dress in Deer Skins (Buck) and do a ceremonial dance called Buck Dancing. Originally the music used was 2/4 time and was of the Syncopated March type. The Mobile Buck was an ancestor of the common Buck Dance that later evolved into the Time Step. Pigeon Wing: - Originally (1830's) just the shaking of one leg in the air. Was also known as the "Ailes De Pigeon" in Ballet . Was commonly called to as "Pistolets " by the French and just plain ole "Pigeon Wing" by the Folk dancers, later taken over by minstrel dancers. In the Can-Can the "Pigeon Wing" was bringing the bust into play by leaping forward, kicking high and throwing the shoulders back while "carrying on the arm" (or holding one leg up against the cheek, while hopping lightly on the other leg). Basically it's just the lifting of the leg (demi-Plie') and move the leg too beat the back calf of the other foot. Can be done in front of other leg or as in the variation of Michael Jackson's modern version of his front lifting leg swing. When Minstrel dancing came envogue, many variations came about, namely a small hop on one leg while shooting out the other leg to form a "Wing." Wings: The more modernWings started to become a basic stable to tap dancing around 1900. "Wings" are basically derived from the much older minstrel variations of the Pigeon Wing but no real air step. Eventually becoming "air steps" that have the dancer springing up from one leg off the floor, and using the correct timing to do a certain amount of taps with the same foot before landing back down while the other "winging leg" usually remins motionless. There are variations such as the pump (winging leg goes up and down), double back, pendulum, Three-tap wing (one tap on the way up and two on the way down), Five-tap wings, etc. William Henry Lane
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/17/2009 19:33:46
Bringing back.. the Turning Point: The turning point - Paso decisivo *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*****~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~ White Nights - The dance White Nights Tap Clip
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/19/2009 00:53:05 I've got the 'bulge'. I think its important to stretch out the muscles thoroughly afterwards to help stop that. I don't quite know how you stop it while you're actually doing the strengthening excersizes, but do stretches like 'the seal' a lot afterwards I think. Right, there is only one way to stop your muscles 'bunching' When doing your sit ups, you must engage your pelvic floor. So when your doing them, imgaine youre holding in a wee, if you engage your pelvic floor, your stomach has no choice but to flatten. This may seem a very hard thing to maintain during sit ups, but stick to it as the difference is very important! Yeah, Franticantics explained it really well. Just remember to use your breath! Exhaling forcefully will help you engage your pelvic floor and flatten your abs when doing crunches or sit ups. Using your breath properly also really helps while dancing too! It helps you really meeellltt in your fondus, use your plie more efficiently etc and not to grip! I've also heard pilates teachers tell students to think of pulling in or sucking your belly button to your spine when you crunch. That flattens you instantly. Sit tall on your sit bones to start the exercise. Bend the knees and lift the feet off the floor. Point your toes toward the floor and if you are a beginner, you can lightly touch the floor with them. Step2 Place your arms inside your legs, wrap them around the ankles and hold on to the outside of the foot. Your knees should not be too far apart, but aim for just outside the shoulders. It may take several tries to get your balance, which means your core muscles must stabilize you as you balance on your sit bones. Step3 Scoop your abs so your body forms a deep "C" appearance and drop your chin to your chest. Keep this posture throughout the roll and movement. Brace your arms against your knees as you sit and roll. Keep your eyes on your belly to promote the deep "C" and avoid straining the back into a tight "C." Step4 Inhale, clap your feet together three times like a seal and initiate the roll backward with your lower abs. Roll onto your shoulders smoothly, but in a controlled way. Clap your feet together again three times when you roll to your shoulders. Step5 Exhale and initiate the roll back toward a sitting position. Use your core muscles to pull you back up to your sit bones. Avoid throwing your legs out or pushing them forward to get yourself up. Step6 Clap your feet three times when you are back in the sit position. Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions. Do the exercise at least six to eight times before moving on to another exercise. # If you have back or neck problems, modify the exercise and do only a partial roll. If it's too painful, just balancing on your sit bones will still work your abdominal muscles. # Another modification is to place your hands behind your knees rather than around your feet. # Remember to breathe throughout the movement. How to Perform the Rocking Horse Step in Clogging Step1 Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes with stretching and basic clogging steps to loosen your joints. Make sure your shoes are well fitted and securely tied. Step2 Brush the front of your foot forward against the floor to begin the Rocking Horse step. Brush the foot again in a backward motion to complete the step called the "Double." Step3 Step forward with your right foot, the third movement in the "double down." Tap three times in the "double down:" the clogging tap touch down on the forward motion, again on the backward motion and a third time when the foot is set down. Step4 Strike the toe of the left foot to the rear on the downbeat and then step on the left foot. Hit the heel of the right foot to the front on the downbeat and then step down on the right foot. Step5 Repeat Steps 1 to 3 to perform the Rocking Horse step. Use the left foot to complete a double, then hop on the right foot. Stomp on the left foot to complete the move. Step6 Use this step in combination with others to create dance routines. Practice daily for the best results. Clogging is a form of American Square Dancing that often is performed in the western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee region of the Smoky Mountains. Clog dancing dates back hundreds of years to when settlers from Holland, German, Scotland, Ireland and Africa combined their dance traditions. The lively clog dance is sometimes called the buck dance or the flat foot. Step1 Stand flat footed in a circle or square. Clogging can be done with a partner or by yourself. Step2 Take one step to the side with your right foot. Step3 Do a ball change with your left foot, transferring your weight from right to left to right and lifting your right foot off the ground in the process. Step4 Kick out with your left foot brushing forward and back. Step5 Bring your left foot back and do a ball change and brush. Brush with your right foot. Step6 Repeat this process until you are doing step, ball, change, brush, brush in rhythm to the music and with alternating feet. Stay in one place and clog until you get the rhythm and master the changing of your feet. Step7 Move forward, and then to the right and to the left with the rest of your circle or square. This can also be done in a large line around a room. Tips & Warnings * Clogging should begin to feel like walking as you learn the steps while moving forward. * The clog dance is usually done to the music of a fiddle. * When you've mastered the basic step, try adding a front kick to your clogging. This is done by kicking out and in front of your leg after the first brush step. How to Do the Murphy Break in Tap Dancing The Murphy break in tap dancing is named after a clogger, William Murphy, who became famous in the dance circuit in the 1920s for his performance of the clog dance. The clog used to be executed--and still is, if you're a member of Riverdance--in a very stiff fashion. However, clog steps can be incorporated into tap dance routines. Step "L" and flap "R," "L," "R." Remember that a flap is a front brush step. (Note that "R" means right and "L" means left.) Step2 Ball change "L," "R." Step down on the "ball" and step down on the "change." You are transferring your weight from the ball to the change. Step3 Flat "L" to the front. A flat is a brush and then a stamp, not a brush and a step, which is a flap. Mostly it's a difference of emphasis. Stamping is harder and louder and more pronounced than a step is. Step4 Consider all of the steps in the Murphy break: step, flap, flap, flap, ball change, flat. Put it together with the count "5 and a 6 and a 7 and a 8." ON TOES. How to Do Running Cramprolls in Tap Dancing A running cramproll is also a double cramproll done in quick succession as the dancer moves to one side or the other. A cramproll can be preceded by steps, flaps or shuffles. Some camprolls are stationary, some travel. A cramproll can even be done moving to the back. That step is called a receding cramproll and involves a back flap (or spank.) In this version of the cramproll, the dancer starts on her right foot and moves to the right. The movement is done on the flap. Remember to dance on the balls of your feet so that dropping your heels, which is the integral part of a cramproll, is easy to accomplish. Flap on your right foot to the right. A flap is a brush on the ball and a subsequent step on the ball of your flapping foot. Do this on the count of "a 1." You are making two sounds on one beat. Step2 Step down in place on your left foot on the count of "and." Step3 Drop your right heel on the count of "a." Step4 Drop your left heel on the count of "2." You have just made three taps/sounds (step and two heels drop) on one beat of music. Step5 Flap to the right on your right foot on the count of "a 3" and follow that with a step on your left foot. When you flap you are moving and, in this case, you are moving or "running" to the right. Step6 Drop your right heel on the count of "a" and then drop your left heel on the count of "4." In the Resources section, you will find a dance demonstration by Sarah McLellan who shows you how to do a basic cramproll. As she notes, the cramproll sounds a lot more intricate and complicated than it really is. In the second video, McLellan shows you show to execute a flap. In the third video, she demonstrates how to do heel drop. All three of these steps, the cramproll, flap and heel drops, are part of the running cramproll step. Brush the ball of one foot forward and then back to shuffle. Step4 Step back on the ball of your right foot and step on your left (or vice versa) to do the ball change. Step5 Brush forward with the ball of your foot and step on the ball of it for the flap. Step6 Do a cramproll by jumping up and landing with your feet. Do this in the following order: Land first on the ball of your right foot, then the ball of your left foot, followed by your right heel and, finally, your left heel. Step7 Step with your right foot and touch your left toe behind it for the step toe. Step8 Learn the stomp. It's similar to stepping, but you hit your foot on the ground to stomp and then lift it off (placing no weight on the foot when you stomp). Step9 Perform the shuffle hop. Do the basic shuffle with your right foot and, leaving your right foot in the air, jump up. ??? Determine which tires have power. Although some cars have four-wheel drive, many have power only in the front or rear wheels. You need to determine whether the vehicle you're dealing with is front-wheel or rear-wheel drive. Step2 Apply weight over the drive tires. Focus your attention on the drive tires, the ones that the engine turns. In a front-wheel-drive car, these are the front wheels. Applying weight over the drive tires gives them solid contact with the ground. Step3 Create traction. Once the tires are touching the ground, they need something to grab on. Without traction, the tires are just spinning and sliding over the surface. In front of the tires, sprinkle ashes, sand, popcorn or any small particulate that will help the tires grip the ground. Step4 Accelerate slowly. Put the vehicle in low gear and press the accelerator as slowly as possible. Don't force the tires to slide over the surface; you want them to grip and maintain their grip. Step5 Rock the vehicle. Pushing the vehicle forward a tiny bit and then allowing it to roll back will create momentum. Notice that each time you do this, the vehicle rocks a little further. Eventually, this momentum will move the vehicle out of the place where it's stuck. Straighten your wheels and drag sand, mud or snow away from the areas surrounding your tires. Step2 Determine which tires are drive tires. In most cases the front tires are drives. If you're uncertain, have a passenger watch which tires spin when you touch the gas. If you're alone, put the car into park, get out and examine the ground to determine which wheels were spinning. Step3 Place an item your tires can grip directly behind the drive tires. Floor mats can work, or cardboard, wood--even sticks and branches from trees near the ditch. Step4 Put the car into reverse. Feather the gas almost imperceptibly and then ease off. The car will rock backward slightly and then lull forward again. Repeat this process until the car achieves a gentle 'rocking' rhythm. The idea is to barely touch the gas, rather than floor it. Once you're stuck, flooring the car is a useless exercise--you'll only dig the vehicle deeper into a rut. If you're stuck in snow, flooring it can also create an ice slick directly beneath your tires, making it that much more difficult to remove the stuck car from the ditch. Step5 Have passengers push from the front of the vehicle as soon as it begins to inch backward. Don't have them help while rocking; someone can be accidentally hurt. Allow the car to 'walk' backward and don't turn your wheels until the car has firm traction and is moving smoothly. Steer the car up out of the ditch and on to the shoulder of the road. When the car becomes stuck on ice or in a small amount of snow, rock the car. By rocking the car back and forth you will work the vehicle out of the hole, or the icy spot. To do this, put the car in reverse, then put it into drive. Repeat these steps over and over and the car should rock back and forth. Step6 Get help! Wave down a passerby or call a friend on your cell phone. Have them push the vehicle out of the snow pile or the icy spot. You can do this by rocking the car back and forth and have the person push the vehicle. But make sure you don't run them over! Step7 Always carry car mats in your vehicle. Take one out of the car, and place it under the tire that is stuck. Then push the car if you can. You should be able to drive out of the icy area, or the snow. The best defense for this kind of problem is to be prepared ahead of time. Keep a bag of kitty litter in the car for traction. It helps a lot in snow or ice. Step2 Use whatever you can find if you have no kitty litter. Tree branches are great for traction—just make sure that you aren't tearing up someone's property to get them. You can also use pieces of old carpeting, or your own car mats if you're really desperate. Sand, gravel or sandpaper will also work. Step3 If you have front-wheel drive, put the branches, litter or whatever you're using for traction under those tires. For a car with four-wheel drive, put them in the front first and then, if you have enough, put them in the back, too. Step4 Point the car wheel straight and try to rock the car. Move from reverse to drive quickly. If that doesn't work after 8 or 10 times, give it up. You'll dig yourself in deeper if you keep it up too long—and you can also ruin your transmission. Step5 Try to let just a little air out of the tires. That way they can grab a little more traction sometimes. Make sure that you don't forget to put air in again as soon as you can, though. Step6 Find branches and lay them in front of the tires and behind the tires. This is not always possible, but if you are near woods it can be a great last resort. How to Do the Charleston Variation in Clog Dancing Shuffle step on your right foot on the count of "and a." A shuffle requires the dancer to brush forward and then backward on the ball of her foot. Step2 Ball-change on your left (ball) and change (right). Instead of doing the "change" to the back, step down on your left to the right. The count is "and 2." The ball-change is a step, step requiring a transference of weight from the ball foot to the change foot. Step3 Back brush on your left and drop your right heel. The count is "and 3." Step4 Jab your left toe behind your right foot on the count of "and." Step5 Drop your right heel on the count of "4." In order to drop your heel, you have to be dancing on the ball of your feet with your heels raised. Step6 Shuffle step on your left foot on the count of "and a 5." Step7 Ball-change, right, left. On the change, step to the left on your left rather than to the back. The count is "and 6." Step8 Back brush on your right foot on the count of "and." Drop your left heel on the count of "7." Step9 Jab your right toe behind your left foot on the count of "and." Drop your left heel on the count of "8." Step10 Put the steps to the clog dancing Charleston variation all together: Shuffle step ball change, back brush, heel drop, toe jab, heel drop, shuffle step ball change, back brush, heel drop, toe jab, heel drop. Tips & Warnings * Because you are stepping to one side or another when executing the ball-change, rather than doing it in place (with the ball foot positioned behind the change foot) you will notice that you are moving from side to side in the Charleston variation. Watch the tap dancing video found in the resource section. Dancer Dani Rhodes show you how to do a shuffle. Firehouse Cloggers - Chesapeake, VA Competition Clogging: Appalachian Free Style Techniques - Intermediate Video Clogging VHS Only - $19.95 vhs This instructional video takes you step-by-step through the techniques of Appalachian Free Style Clogging. Follow the World Champion Firehouse Cloggers as they demonstrate award-winning forms and figures, all of which have been proven in competition. Various age groups (seniors, adults and young adults) will demonstrate 4 types of dances, which include Running Sets, Country Hoedowns and Smooth and Eight Couple Freestyle. All dances are preceded by a brief instruction and then performed to Grammy-Nominated music by the Moody Brothers. 60 minutes. Firehouse Cloggers VHS - NTSC format only (Canada, USA). Cripple Creek Adult - Chesapeake, VA Competition Some steps look interesting: Nashville's Cripple Creek Cloggers Appalachian cloggers -- but SOOO SLOW! Rough Diamond appalachian clog dancing team Hmmm! Study this! Shuffle The Deck Knickerbocker Glory Appalachian Dance Team - Golden Slippers Green Grass Cloggers - The Indian Green Grass Cloggers - Tea Cup Chain Green Grass Cloggers - Freestyle Happy Feet Penguins - Clogging Demo Funny! Step Dancing Don Messor Don Messer & his Islanders - Le Reel Sainte-Anne Amazing Fiddlin' Frenzy collage, Natalie MacMaster (Cape Breton) style, prodigy Ragtime Annie-Old Time Fiddle Kids Advanced Tap Dance Lessons : Scissor Steps & Moves in Advanced Tap Dancing Olive Hurley: *~*~*~*~*~*~~**~~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~* From Disco Parents only: One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.' He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Have a blessed, garbage-free day! Beware of Garbage Trucks!™ by David J. Pollay How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you’re the Terminator, you’re probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of your success is how quickly you can refocus on what’s important in your life. Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. And I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here’s what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, the car skidded, the tires squealed, and at the very last moment our car stopped just one inch from the other car’s back-end. I couldn’t believe it. But then I couldn’t believe what happened next. The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. How do I know? Ask any New Yorker, some words in New York come with a special face. And for emphasis, he threw in a one finger salute, as if his words were not enough. But then here’s what really blew me away. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was friendly. So, I said, “Why did you just do that!? This guy could have killed us!” And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck™.” He said: Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier. So I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the street? It was then that I said, “I don’t want their garbage and I’m not going to spread it anymore.” I began to see Garbage Trucks. Like in the movie “The Sixth Sense,” the little boy said, “I see Dead People.” Well now “I see Garbage Trucks.” I see the load they’re carrying. I see them coming to dump it. And like my taxi driver, I don’t take it personally; I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on. One of my favorite football players of all time is Walter Payton. Every day on the football field, after being tackled, he would jump up as quickly as he hit the ground. He never dwelled on a hit. Payton was ready to make the next play his best. Over the years the best players from around the world in every sport have played this way: Tiger Woods, Nadia Comaneci, Muhammad Ali, Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, Michael Jordan, and Pele are just some of those players. And the most inspiring leaders have lived this way: Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. See, Roy Baumeister, a psychology researcher from Florida State University, found in his extensive research that you remember bad things more often than good things in your life. You store the bad memories more easily, and you recall them more frequently. So the odds are against you when a Garbage Truck comes your way. But when you follow The Law of the Garbage Truck™, you take back control of your life. You make room for the good by letting go of the bad. The best leaders know that they have to be ready for their next meeting. The best sales people know that they have to be ready for their next client. And the best parents know that they have to be ready to welcome their children home from school with hugs and kisses, no matter how many garbage trucks they might have faced that day. All of us know that we have to be fully present, and at our best for the people we care about. The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Trucks take over their lives. What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by? Here’s my bet: You’ll be happier. Special Note of Thanks to All of You! How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you’re the Terminator, for an instant you’re probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly that person can get back their focus on what’s important. Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. You’ll be happier. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so.. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance , TAKE IT! If it changes your life , LET IT! Nobody said it would be easy… They just promised it would be worth bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you're the Terminator, for an instant you're probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she/he can get back her/his focus on what's important. Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting. Good parents know that they have to welcome their children home from school with hugs and kisses (I wish I was this parent). Leaders and parents know that they have to be fully present, and at their best for the people they care about. The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Trucks take over their day. What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by? You'll be happier. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so.. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, TAKE IT! If it changes your life, LET IT! Nobody said it would be easy... They just promised it would be worth it! __________________ "...the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don't want to be ." plus:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/19/2009 17:52:40
WONDERFUL Stuff on Joanne Shenandoah: her website (if I already don't have it) ON Amazon: Winki: Joanne at Silverlake music: Joanne Shenandoah on YouTube: 2. Kanekotsy^:Tha (World) *~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Abenaki language: The "8" symbol is used for the "nasal O" sound that is shown as "Ô" in French. Wbeskwan Back Alosa Go - walk. My mother (personal) N'nonon Sure, it is winter. Chowi, pebonwiwi. Wawiobwan - - Blowing snow. Wazoli - - Snow. Wazolika - - There is snow. Pkwamiok - - Icicles. K'namiolji saba. I'll see you tomorrow. Wigi pao. She is playing. Nwigi pmeg8. I like to dance. Back Wbeskwan (oo)w-bes-kwan' Nakilhot kisos Sunset, at sunset. Winter Pebon
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/19/2009 20:40:50 NP2k9WinDemo.exe Platform: Windows File Size: 72.42MB Customer Service 800.843.2066 International Sales 952.937.9611 Tech Support overview:
re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
By ShadowLunaCat
On 01/20/2009 19:03:36
Ratio of YouTube shorts to dvd space: Burning Video Discs With a media burner and your own blank discs (Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVD Video), you can create ("burn") a DVD or a Video CD from your own library of video clips. Note: Super Video CD and DVD Video are RealPlayer Plus Premium Features. What are Video CD and Super Video CD discs? Video CD (or VCD) stands for "Video Compact Disc." It is a standard digital format for storing video onto compact discs. VCDs are playable in dedicated VCD players, nearly all personal computers, most modern DVD players, and some video game consoles. VCD displays less video resolution quality than SVCD, but holds more content per disc than SVCD. Super Video CD (SVCD) stands for "Super Video Compact Disc." This format is essentially identical to VCD, but in terms of technical capability and picture quality SVCD falls between VCD and DVD. SVCD displays less video resolution quality than DVD, but noticeably greater resolution than VCD. SVCD holds less content per disc than VCD. Special system requirements
  • A drive capable of writing to VCD, SVCD, and DVD discs.
  • A DVD player and DVD playback software (for DVD playback)
  • 4+ GB available disc space
  • A DVD driver codec appropriate for your computer Burn a Video Disc (DVD, VCD, SVCD) The first time you use the video burning feature, RealPlayer may prompt you to download additional software from RealNetworks. Click OK to accept the software, which must be installed before RealPlayer can access your video burning drive. With the recordable disc in your DVD/VCD writer drive: Setup 1.
  • Click the Burn/Transfer tab.
  • The Burn/Transfer Home page opens. Select Burn a DVD/VCD from the Tasks area, or select Video (DVD/VCD) Burner from the Current Burner/Device drop-down list. 2. Follow the steps in the left panel. Select Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVD Video from the Select Disc Type drop-down list. (Super Video CD and DVD Video are RealPlayer premium features.) Note: You will not be able to select your clips until you have selected the disc type. 1.
  • Locate the video clips you want to burn onto the disc. Double click on a listed category, or select a category from the drop-down menu. To search for video clips elsewhere on your computer or network, select Browse... from the drop-down menu.
  • Drag and drop the clips you select into the DVD/VCD pane on the right, or select clips and click Add Selected to Disc. 2. You can arrange your burn list to place the clips in any order you like. Just select a clip and drag it to a new position in the list. (Or right-click the clip and select Move Up or Move Down.) About the burn list The clip order in the burn list will define their order in the disc's on-screen navigation menu. If you choose to not include an onscreen navigation menu, the disc will play the clips in the burn list order automatically upon playback. Transfer Status shows you whether the clip is ready to burn. When you burn the disc, Transfer Status shows you the transfer progress of the individual clips (in %). Tracking your burn list/disc capacity: Near the bottom of the Burn/Transfer pane, just above the Player Control bar, an info display tracks the file size and total duration of the clips in the burn list. If the amount of media in the burn list exceeds the capacity of the disc, RealPlayer will alert you. You may delete clips to fit the list to the disc, or else replace the disc with a higher capacity disc. Deleting a clip: To delete a clip from the list, right-click it and select Delete. Option: You can edit Menu Text. To specify the text that will identify a clip on the finished disc's navigation menu, select the clip text under DVD/VCD Menu Text, then edit it. (Or right-click the clip and select Rename, then edit it.) 1.
  • If you are satisfied with the clip list and menu text, click Burn Video to Disc. The "Video Burning Options" dialog opens.
  • Enter a name or title for the disc. The default name is the first clip in your burn list. 2. Select whether or not you want the disc to display on-screen navigation menus. If yes, enter a menu header. (Default is the Menu Text for the first clip in your burn list.) If you choose to not include a navigation menu, playback will begin immediately with the first clip in the burn list and continue through each subsequent clip on the disc. About the Navigation Menu If you opt for an on-screen navigation menu in the Video Burning Options dialog, RealPlayer will create the menu's visual layout for you. The clips appear in the menu with the Menu Text applied to them (in step 5). Each menu item is numbered in order: 1, 2, 3, etc. The disc title (from Video Burning Options) appears at the top of each menu page. *
  • If the disc holds 1 clip, it is centered on the screen.
  • If the disc holds 3 clips, they appear in a triangle with the odd clip centered on top.
  • If the disc holds 4 clips, they appear in a 2 x 2 grid listed in top-to-bottom, left-to-right order.
  • If the disc holds 5 or more clips, they appear in a 2 x 4 grid in top-to-bottom, left-to-right order. * For more than 8 clips, the menu is divided into 2 or more on-screen pages. You can click freely from one page to another to access their menu items. Video Burning Options: Advanced Options In the "Video Burning" dialog, click Advanced Options to open a new dialog where you can view or adjust a few basic recording settings: Video output standard: The technical playback standard encoded into the video for your compatible video player. *
  • NTSC (default) — NTSC is the video playback standard used in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, and other countries. Use this setting if your video player is NTSC compliant. * PAL/SECAM — PAL and SECAM are video playback standards used throughout most European countries, most of South America, and other regions that are not NTSC compliant. Use this setting if your video player is PAL or SECAM compliant. Aspect Ratio: The width-to-height proportions of your video playback image. *
  • Normal (4:3) — Also referred to as 1.33:1 or "Academy" ratio, this is the familiar width-to-height ratio of standard TV screens and Hollywood cinema before widescreen movies TV became commonplace. Video discs you burn with this setting will playback in this aspect ratio. * Widescreen (16:9) — The common width-to-height ratio of widescreen TVs, widescreen computer monitors, and many motion pictures. Video discs you burn with this setting will playback in this aspect ratio. Burn Device: Select the local drive where your video burner is located. Write Speed: Select how fast you want the media to burn onto your disc. Check with your disc manufacturer for the optimum write speed appropriate for the disc. Click Save to preserve any changes and close the Advanced Options dialog. Or click Cancel to cancel any changes and close the Advanced Options dialog. 1.
  • Click Burn. Burning begins.
  • Track the transfer progress of individual clips with the Transfer Status column in the burn list, and track the burn progress of the overall disc with the Time Elapsed/Time Remaining bar beneath the burn list. To cancel the progress and stop the burning, click Cancel Burning (formerly the Burn Video to Disc button). 2. RealPlayer alerts you when the burn is successfully completed. [b]The maximum total duration for burnable media is 80 minutes.[/b]
  • re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/21/2009 01:19:26
    The addictive, pain wrenching helicopter queasies up and down game. Squeeze left mouse button, egg beater goes up, let it go, egg beater goes down. Let go completely, and don't think ahead.. heli goes ka boom boom. biggest score thus far: 266. Yuck. ~*~*~*~****~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~***~*~~**~~*~*~*~*~*~* Elektra's Training (DareDevil Movie) Daredevil (Elektra Training) Dare Devil - Bring Me To Life RiffTrax w/ Mike Nelson - Daredevil ELEKTRA
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By Musicdude
    On 01/21/2009 01:51:11
    494, 493 and 456. Took a while though. Beware - that game cheats. ;) It flew me straight when it was supposed to be going up (user command overriden).
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/21/2009 19:33:25
    ^^ Thanks for the warning! I just found that I was constantly doing "stalls" with the helicopter.. I felt as if I was going to get motion-sick from the up-down bit. YouTube Moz horn quintet in E flat: Mozart - Horn Quintet In E Flat, K 407 - 1. Allegro Mozart: Horn Quintet In E Flat, K 407 - 2. Andante Mozart: Horn Quintet In E Flat, K 407 - 3. Allegro Quintet in E-flat for Horn & String Quartet - K.407 - II. Andante Quintet in E-flat for Horn & String Quartet - K.407 - I. Allegro Quintet in E-flat for Horn & String Quartet - K.407 - III. Rondo: Allegro *~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Daredevil / Elektra Organic String Beings Oct 11 08 Fusion at Shelburne Fiddle Contest Group Stepdancing: FUSION Richmond Competition 2007 Pembroke Fiddle and Stepdance Jam 2005 (2) Natalie MacMaster - Step Dance Extravaganza Natalie MacMaster - Step Dance Extravaganza The Rankin Family performs Mairi's Wedding leahy NY Jedi Practice with TJ Glenn, Jester vs Viscious is that Reggie? NY Jedi, Big Apple Con, 8s Intro LIVE Arrow - Groove Master Arrow - Crazy Mama Arrow - Hey Pocky-A-Way (Pocky A Way) Arrow - Hot Hot Hot (clip) hot hot hot - arrow Ultimate Caribbean Music Mix 6 (Soca)
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/21/2009 22:55:56
    Where were we.... Sensay Dominica... NY City: hot soca hot:[search%3A+18%2Cparse%3A+22]&searchData={productId%3Anull%2Csku%3Anull%2Ctype%3A2%2Csort%3Anull%2CcurrPage%3A1%2CresultsPerPage%3A25%2CsimpleSearch%3Afalse%2Cnavigation%3A5186%2CmoreValue%3Anull%2CcoverView%3Afalse%2Curl%3Arpp%3D25%26view%3D2%26title%3Dhot%2Bsoca%2Bhot%26type%3D2%26page%3D1%26kids%3Dfalse%26nav%3D5186%26simple%3Dfalse%2Cterms%3A{title%3Dhot+soca+hot}}&storeId=13551&fromHeader=7&sku=785965675127&ddkey=http:SearchResults
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/23/2009 00:26:23
    Lyrics for PH's "Riding the Tiger": Song: Riding The Tiger ~~ 1983 ~~ 6:20 Artist: Phyllis Hyman LP/CD: Goddess Of Love ~~ Arista ~~ 1983 Composers: Narada Michael Walden~Jeffrey Cohen~Dwayne Simmons
    "Oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Hey, you wanna ride Grr... Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love I said that you’re riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough Said you’re riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love, baby Riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough {Do you burn in the night} Ought to tangle with me {Would you out up a fight} I’m not afraid to be free {Do you grin when you bite} Jump off and you’ll see, ooh {Do you know where you’ve been} Got a hunk ever day {Is a pleasure a sin} Gonna make you my prey {Can you tell when you win} I don’t let nothin’ stand in my way, ha-ha, ooh Some times, said lovin’ tastes so sweet Might knock you off your feet If you can’t stand the heat I said get off my back, oh Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love I said you’re riding the tiger, ooh Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love, ho, ho Riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough, baby {Did you strike out from home} I was only 13 {Could you stand on your own} I made the jungle my scene {Did they leave you alone} Man, they made me a queen, oh...oh... {Do you scratch when you’re made} I can’t say what I do {Are you good when you’re bad} My emotions are true {Who’s the best that you had} Hold on and it might just be you, you, whoa...ho...ho... Some times, said lovin’ tastes so sweet Might knock you off your feet If you can’t stand the heat Oh, get off my back, woo Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love, oh, ho I said that you’re riding the tiger, ha Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough, oh Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love, ho, ho Riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough (I said don’t ride it) Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... (Ride) Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... Whoa...oh...oh... (I move through the everglade) Whoa...oh...oh... (I wanna challenge the dream) Whoa...oh...oh... (In the forest of evil) Whoa...oh...oh... (You’ll feel the fear of my name) Some times, said lovin’ tastes so sweet Might knock you off your feet I said if you can’t stand the heat I said get off my back, whoa Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love I said riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough (Oh...) Riding the tiger Mess with me, you’ll fall in love, yeah...eah...eah...eah... Riding the tiger Are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, are you brave enough (Oh...) Riding the tiger (No, don’t ride it, said don’t ride it with my love) Riding the tiger Are you, are you brave enough {Are you brave enough}, oh...oh... Riding the tiger (Said you’re riding the tiger)"
    from: *~**~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Shifting gears: *~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~**~*~~**~~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Gear change again: from: **** Hmmmm.. with her arms wide open.. and her chest.. and her neck....????
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/23/2009 19:53:02
    Hot Dog! zooming in and screenshot will work with these:
    "Creative Writing Journaling Prompt : ~ What does it make you feel like sitting in the middle of your Flower mandala surrounded by ever increasing lines of beauty ? . ~ Print out a mandala and add it to your art journal page... then answer the question .... How do I feel sitting in the middle of my Flower mandala .... Sometimes just taking time out to doodle, to draw, to color in and outside of the lines releases ourselves from assumed responsibility to create perfect art . ~ Simple Mandala Coloring creates a playing field of joy ... absorption in a task that you simply cannot fail ... just to color and let yourself be immersed into an coloring picture image that calls to you is as soothing as any art therapy class ~ The beauty lies in the simplicity of the creativity exercise and the willingness to explore somebody elses lines by adding your own colorful interpretations ... have fun playing .... I hope you enjoyed free Flower mandalas coloring pages ~ which one was your favourite ?? " Whoa!
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/24/2009 23:03:36
    [b]Soca music[/b] -- from wikipedia: [q]"Soca is a form of dance music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago from calypso music. It originally combined the melodic lilting sound of calypso with insistent percussion (which is often electronic in recent music) and local chutney music. Soca music has evolved in the last 20 years primarily by musicians from various Anglophone Caribbean countries including Trinidad, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, United States Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica. The nickname of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team, the Soca Warriors, refers to this musical genre. History The reputed father of soca was Lord Shorty (born Garfield Blackman), whose 1973 recording of "Indrani" started the trend. In the 1970s he began writing calypso songs for other young calypsonians including Maestro and his cousin "BARON" who had a hit called "SEVERE LICKING" produced by Shorty. Trinidad and Tobago has been renowned for its magnificent carnivals, calypso and the steel pan. A prolific musician,composer and innovator, Ras Shorty experimented the fusion of calypso with East Indian rhythms for nearly a decade before unleashing "the soul of calypso,"...soca music. Shorty had collaborated with Dominica's 1969 Calypso King, Lord Tokyo and two calypso lyricists, Chris Seraphine and Pat Aaron in the early 1970s on a visit to Dominica. Soon after Shorty released a song, "E-Petit" with words like "Ou dee moin ou petit Shorty" meaning "you told me you are small Shorty", a combination of calypso, cadence and Creole(as reported in Exile One Gordon Henderson's book, "Zoukland" 1999 edition). It would be Lord Kitchener who would begin the noticeable and accredited transition. According to Lord Kitchener's former manager Errol S. Peru, a pioneer in the promotion of calypso & soca music, "Kitch had a knack for Kaiso... anything he composed was instantly a hit." Byron Lee & the Dragonaires made soca a West Indian social wave, but the Baha Men, Kevin Lyttle, Machel Montano, Burning Flames, Krosfyah, Rupee Walker and others in the 21st century brought it to American recognition. Some notable Soca Producers and Composers include, Leston Paul, Ibo Joseph, Kenny Phillips, Shawn Noel (Da Ma$tamind), Neil Bernard, KC Phillips, Ossie Gurley and a host of others. Like calypso, soca was used for both social commentary and risqué humor, though the initial wave of soca acts eschewed the former. Lord Shorty was disillusioned with the genre by the 1980s because soca was being used to express courtships and sexual interests. Like all things related to sexual freedom, it was embraced because of its ability to reflect the desires of a society that was sexually repressed. Soca music became an expression of sexuality through metaphors in the West Indies. Soon after, Shorty moved to the Piparo forest, converted to the Rastafari movement and changed his name to Ras Shorty I. There he created a fusion of reggae and gospel music called jamoo (Jah music) in the late 1980s. In the 1990s, and now the new century, soca has evolved into a blend of musical styles. Machel Montano's collaborations with Jamaican musicians (Red Rat and Beenie Man), American musicians (like Walker Hornung), Panama musicians (Karamel and Lans) and Japanese artists have pushed the boundaries of modern Soca. Machel Montano would be the first mainstream soca artist to sell out venues all over the world including the Theater at Madison Square Garden. [edit] Notable artists Some of the greatest soca artists of all time are Shadow, Lord Kitchener, Mighty Sparrow, Rikki Jai,David Rudder,Machel Montano, The Baron, Krosfyah, Burning Flames, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, and more recently artists such as Alison Hinds, Destra Garcia, KMC, Shurwayne Winchester, Bunji Garlin, Maximus Dan, Jamesy P, Kevin Lyttle, Claudette Peters, El-A-Kru, Square One, Patrice Roberts, Rupee, Sharlene Boodram [edit] Hit songs Some soca songs that have become worldwide hits: * "Soca Dance" - Raffaella Carrà * "Hot Hot Hot" - Buster Poindexter (originally recorded by Arrow) * "Follow the leader" - Soca Boys (originally recorded by Nigel and Marvin Lewis), a more recent version by S.B.S. * "Sweet Soca Music" - Sugar Daddy * "Turn Me On" - Kevin Lyttle * "Tempted to Touch" - Rupee * "Who Let the Dogs Out" - Baha Men (originally recorded by Anslem Douglas) * "What I Want" - Fireball, produced by Bob Sinclar * "Soca Dance" - Charles D. Lewis * "Open D' Gate" - Shurwayne Winchester * "Island Girl" - Burning Flames. Used in the 90s movie Weekend at Bernie's. * "Game Of Love and Unity"-Shaggy/Rupee/Fey-Ann Official ICC cricket 2008 West Indies World Cup Anthem * "Turn It Around" - Tony Matterhorn * "You" - Machel Montano * "Unconditional Love" - Machel Montano * "Old woman we taking home" - TALPRE * "Pressure Boom" - Ricky T * "Nani Wine" - Byron Lee (originally recorded by Crazy) * "Don't Stop" - Shurwayne Winchester * "De Tail Gone" - Patch and Shawn Noel (Da Ma$tamind) [edit] Related genres Soca music has evolved like all other music over the years, with Calypsonians experimenting with other rhythms, some examples are the following: 1. Rapso : Eastern Caribbean dialect hip-hop with smooth calypso melody and bold lyric 2. Chutney Soca: Original Soca performed with a more Chutney styled form; mainly performed by Chutney musicians 3. Ragga Soca: A fusion of Jamaican Dancehall and Soca (Chutney music is replaced with Dancehall music) so it is Dancehall and Contemporary Calypso, which is an uptempo Calypso beat with moderate bass and electronic instruments. A Trinidadian form of performing Dancehall Reggae. 4. Parang Soca: A combination of Calypso, Soca, and Latino music. Parang originated in Venezuela and is most often sung in Spanish. 5. Steelband-Soca: Steel Pans are types of drum often used in Soca and Calypso music; it became so popular that it became its own musical genre--Steelband. The steel pans are hand-made, bowl-like, metal drums that are crafted so that different sections of the drum produce different notes when struck. Steelbands are groups of musicians who play songs entirely on steel drums. There are many different types of steel pans, each with its own unique set of pitches. Soca has also been experimented with in Bollywood films, Bhangra, and new Punjabi pop. [edit] Instrumentation Soca music is based on a strong rhythmic section done by a drum set. The drum and percussion is often loud in this genre of music and is sometimes the only instrument to back up the vocal. Soca is indeed defined by its loud fast percussion beats. Synthesizers are used often in modern soca due to the fact that most songs carry a variety of instruments not used often in the Caribbean. Electric and bass guitars are found very often and are always found in a live soca band. Brass instruments are found occasionally in live soca bands mostly for the 'bigger' fetes. The trumpet is used as the main instrument in the brass line (most soca brass sections contain at least 2 trumpets). The trombone is also found in a brass section and always acts as a counterpart of the trumpet which purpose is to add texture to the brass line. Saxophones are occasionally found in a brass section and also play the brass line. [edit] See also * Caribbean music bands * Caribbean Carnival * Riddim * Sam'O [edit] External links * SOCA on Facebook * Soca and Calypso music history - the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago "[/q] [q]"Soca [b]ORIGINS OF SOCA[/b] [q]"The soca genre emerged in the 1970s when calypsonian Lord Shorty (Garfield Blackman) began experimenting with East Indian rhythms, using instruments such as the dholak, tabla and dhantal and fusing them with the calypso beat. According to Alvin Daniel, Lord Shorty initially called this new beat ‘sokah’ (later changed to soca), declaring that it was the soul (so) of calypso (ca). Over the years, various commentators have questioned the meaning of the term soul in this context. Some claim that it refers to the soul music of the United States. King Wellington (a fellow calypsonian) for example, contends that Lord Shorty said “he was developing [a musical form that] was in fact a blend of soul music, calypso, East Indian and African rhythms” (qtd in Bowman Mix 6). Alternatively, others such as Alvin Daniel suggest that it alludes to the spiritual aspect of the music (Bowman Mix 6). Whatever the true significance, Lord Shorty is considered to be the ‘Father of Soca’. His 1973 hit Indrani is regarded as the first soca recording. Born in Lengua Village, Princes Town on October 6, 1941, he rose to fame in the 1960s with the song Cloak and Dagger. His popularity increased in the 1970s with albums such as Endless Vibrations and The Love Man. He covered a wide variety of musical themes, including the risqué The Art Making Love, the controversial Om Shanti and the topical Money Eh No Problem. By the early 1980s, Shorty had become disillusioned by the trends in soca music commenting that it was not being used to “uplift the spirits of the people” (Joseph 48). Soon after, he underwent a spiritual conversion, abandoning material things and moving into the Piparo forest with his family. He later adopted the name Ras Shorty I and began recording in a novel musical genre called jamoo (jah music) which contained themes and rhythms reflecting his spirituality. In 1997, he recorded the anti-drug song, Watch Out My Children that became one of the most popular tunes of his career. Ras Shorty I died on July 12, 2000 of multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer). [b]SOCA TRENDS[/b] Today, soca has become one of the most popular sub-genres of calypso, spawning its own sub-groups, chutney soca and ragga soca. Its high-energy beat has attracted the young and the young at heart. Early practitioners such as Chris ‘Tambu’ Herbert and Blue Boy (later SuperBlue) have given way to a whole new generation of singers such as Iwer George, Machel Montano, Destra Garcia and Faye-Ann Lyons just to name a few. Soca has survived the criticism of the traditionalist and grown into a massive industry, effectively taking over the Carnival party scene and the Road March arena. "[/q] [b]Arrow[/b] (musician) [q]"Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell MBE (born 16 November 1954, Montserrat, West Indies) is a calypso and soca musician who performs under the stage name Arrow, and is regarded as the first superstar of soca.[1] Biography Cassell first performed aged 10 in a concert at the Montserrat Secondary School.[1] He began singing calypso in 1967 and took the Junior Monarch title that year. He took up singing professionally in 1969, and in that year he was runner up in the Montserrat Calypso King competition, going on to win the title the following year (following in the footsteps of his brothers Justin (a.k.a. Hero) and Lorenzo (a.k.a. Young Challenger).[1] He would go on to take the title a total of four times. He released his first single, "Dance With Me, Woman" in 1972, and set up his own Arrow label in 1973. 1974 saw the release of debut album The Mighty Arrow on Target, followed in 1975 with Arrow Strikes Again. He won the Road March competition at the 1975 St. Kitts festival with "Rummy Song".[1] Arrow began to fuse calyso with other genres such as R&B and salsa, resulting in some criticism, with accusations that he was destroying Montserrat's calypso traditions. In fact, his updating of the genre brought it to a new audience.[1] In 1982, Arrow began working with arranger Leston Paul, and, with his Multi National Force band, recorded the album Hot Hot Hot, the title track, "Hot Hot Hot", becoming his first pan-Caribbean hit and the biggest selling soca hit of all time.[1] It was adopted as the theme song of the 1986 Fifa World Cup in Mexico, and was later covered by David Johansen (in his Buster Poindexter alter ego), Menudo, and Babla & Kanchan.[1] He capitalized on this success with 1983's Heat album, and the "Rub Up" single, and 1984's Soca Savage album, from which the international hit "Long Time" was taken, a top 30 hit in the United Kingdom.[1] He enjoyed further chart success in the UK with a remixed version of "Hot Hot Hot", which reached number 38 (the original had stalled at number 58). By this time, Arrow was also incorporating Latin brass into his music. Subsequent albums also saw the incorporation of merengue (1986's Heavy Energy), and rock (1988's Knock Dem Dead). Heavy Energy was his first album for Island Records' Mango label, with two further albums released on the label. Arrow also established himself as a businessman in Montserrat, owning the Arrow's Manshop store in Plymouth. When this was destroyed by the Soufriere Hills volcanic eruption, he relocated to Salem. He organized a fundraising calypso festival on the island in 1996, in response to the devastation caused by the volcano.[1] Arrow co-headlined Bermuda's Soca '96 festival, and continued to regularly release albums. In 1988, he was awarded the Living Legends award by the organizers of the Caribbean Song Festival and the Bahamas Tourist Board.[1] Arrow continues to be much in demand in the Caribbean, and most recently performed at the Cricket World Cup 2007 opening ceremonies with Shaggy, Byron Lee and Kevin Lyttle. Albums * The Mighty Arrow on Target (1971) * Arrow Strikes Again (1973) * Keep on Jamming (1975) * Instant Knockout (1980) * Hot Hot Hot (1982) * Heat (1983) * Soca Savage (1984) * Deadly (1985) * Heavy Energy (1986) * Knock Dem Dead (1987) * Massive (1988) * O'La Soca (1989) * Soca Dance Party (1990) * Zombie Soca (1991) * Zombie Remixes (1991) * Model in de Bam Bam (1992) * Outrageous (1993) * Phat (1995) * Ride de Riddem (1996) * Turbulence (1998) * Beat de Drum (2000) * No Rules (2002) [edit] References 1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6, p.26-28 [edit] Further reading * De Ledesma, Charles and Georgia Popplewell. "Put Water in the Brandy?"". 2000. In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 2: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, pp 507-526. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-636-0 [edit] External links * Alphonsus Cassell bio * Arrow discography * Norman 'Gus' Thomas (August 6, 2004) Soca Superstar Arrow Among Honourees In Antigua. * "Music of Montserrat". Montserrat First, Montserrat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) Inc.. Retrieved on April 27, 2006. "[/q] Calypsonians: Study: [b]Soukous!![/b] Soukous Trouble -- by Loketo
    " Loketo founder Diblo Dibala's smoothly syncopated 16th-note patterns virtually define 1990s soukous. Bearing an impeccable pedigree--including stints with the legendary Franco's TPOK band in Zaire and with Kanda Bongo Man in Paris--Diblo formed Loketo (which means "hips") with vocalist Aurlus Mabele in the mid-'80s. Released about the time Loketo broke up (1990), Soukous Trouble is as fine an album as this memorable live band ever recorded. The title track celebrates Mabele's sizzling "soukous infernal" and sets the pace for a half-hour's worth of ecstatic intertwining guitar lines, railroad-rhythm drumming, and the constant encouragement of the group's three lead singers. Skipping old Congolese rumba's slow intros, Loketo launch immediately into the uptempo sembe section that makes modern Parisian soukous the nonstop electric dance party it has become. --Richard Gehr "
    [q]" Product Description Soukous, the dance music of Zaire, was updated by vocalist and bandleader [b]Konda Bongo Man[/b]. Bongo Man and his band, which has included influential guitarists Diblo Dibala in the 1980s and Rigo Star in the 1990s, has sparked dancing in audiences around the globe. The New York Times wrote, "Zairean soukous is a lilting, rippling, dance groove that seems to smile from every register, with melody and rhythm inseparable. Kanda Bongo Man himself sings melodies that curl through the patterns like vines on a trellis." While rooted in the soukous tradition, Bongo Man has incorporated an eclectic range of influences. The son and grandson of drummer/percussionists, Bongo Man left school to perform with a Kinshasa band in 1973. Three years later, he performed with Orchestre Bella Mambo, one of Zaire's most popular dance bands. Moving to Paris in search of a larger audience in 1979, Bongo Man worked in a windowpane factory while building a solo career. His earliest success came with his album Iyole, recorded with Orchestre Bella Mambo and Diblo in 1981. Performing at the WOMAD in England in 1983, he reached the audience he had hoped to find, and he has since then toured extensively in the US and Europe."[/q] Lokassa et Soukous Stars Megamix: Soukous hits off of Amazon: wikipedia: [q]"[b]Soukous[/b] (also known as Lingala or Congo, and previously as African rumba) is a musical genre that originated in the two neighbouring countries of Belgian Congo and French Congo during the 1930s and early 1940s, and which has gained popularity throughout Africa. "Soukous" (said to be a derivative of the French word secouer, to shake[1]) was originally the name of a dance popular in the Congos in the late 1960s, and danced to an African version of rumba. Although the genre was initially known as rumba (sometimes termed specifically as African rumba), the term "soukous" has come to refer to African rumba and its subsequent developments. Soukous is called Congo music in West Africa, and Lingala in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania - referring to the Lingala language of the region from where it originated. In the 1980s and early 1990s, a fast-paced style of soukous known as kwassa kwassa – named after a popular dance, was popular. A style called ndombolo, also named after a dance, is currently popular. History [edit] Origins In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Congolese musicians fused Congolese and other African traditional music with Caribbean (especially Afro-Cuban, and Haitian music) and South American sounds – rhythms that were not entirely foreign to the region, having been based - to varying degrees - on musical traditions from the area. This music emerged in the cities of Leopoldville, as Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was then called, and Brazzaville, then capital of the French Congo, now capital of the Republic of the Congo.[2] Most of the musicians performed in Lingala language, but some also used Swahili, Tshiluba and Kikongo languages. [edit] The big bands Antoine Kolosoy, also known as Papa Wendo, became the first star of African rumba, touring Europe and North America in the 1940s and 1950s with his regular band, Victoria Bakolo Miziki.[3] By the 1950s, big bands had become the preferred format, using acoustic bass guitar, multiple electric guitars, conga drums, maracas, scraper, flute or clarinet, saxophones, and trumpet. Grand Kalle et l'African Jazz" (also known as African Jazz) led by Joseph Kabasele Tshamala (Grand Kalle), and OK Jazz, later renamed TPOK Jazz (Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinshasa, meaning "all-powerful Kinshasa band") led by Francois Luambo Makiadi became the leading bands. In the 1950s and 1960s, some artists who performed in the bands of Franco Luambo and Grand Kalle formed their own groups. Tabu Ley Rochereau and Dr Nico Kasanda formed African Fiesta and transformed their music further by fusing Congolese folk music with soul music, as well as Caribbean and Latin beats and instrumentation. They were joined by Papa Wemba and Sam Mangwana, and classics like Afrika Mokili Mobimba made them one of Africa's greatest bands, rivalled only by TP OK Jazz. Tabu Ley Rochereau and Dr Nico Kasanda are considered the pioneers of modern soukous. [edit] 1960s – 1970s While the influence of rumba became stronger in some bands, including Lipua-Lipua, Veve, TP OK Jazz and Bella Bella, younger Congolese musicians looked for ways to reduce the rumba influence and play a faster paced soukous, inspired by rock n roll.[4] A group of students calling themselves Zaiko Langa Langa came together in 1969. The energy of their music, and the high-fashion sense of the singers and dancers, inspired by founding vocalist Papa Wemba, made them very popular. Pepe Kalle, a protégé of Grand Kalle, created the band Empire Bakuba together with Papy Tex, and they soon became Kinshasa's most popular youth band, equaled only by Zaiko Langa Langa. Other greats of this period include Koffi Olomide, Tshala Muana and Wenge Musica. Soukous now spread across Africa and became an influence on virtually all the styles of modern African popular music, including highlife, palm-wine music, taarab and makossa. [edit] The Spread to East Africa in the 1970s As political conditions in Zaire, as Congo DRC was known then, deteriorated in the 1970s, some groups made their way to Tanzania and Kenya. By the mid-seventies, several Congolese groups were playing soukous at Kenyan night clubs. The lively cavacha, a dance craze that swept East and Central Africa during the seventies, was popularized through recordings of bands such as Zaiko Langa Langa and Orchestra Shama Shama, influencing Kenyan musicians. This rhythm, played on the snare drum or hi-hat, quickly became a hallmark of the Congolese sound in Nairobi and is frequently used by many of the regional bands. Several of Nairobi's renowned Swahili rumba bands formed around Tanzanian groups like Simba Wanyika and their offshoots, Les Wanyika and Super Wanyika Stars. In the late 1970s, Virgin records got involved in a couple of projects in Nairobi that produced two acclaimed LPs from the Tanzanian-Congolese group, Orchestra Makassy and the Kenya-based band, Super Mazembe. One of the tracks from this album was the Swahili song Shauri Yako (meaning "it's your problem), which became a hit in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. About this same time, the Nairobi-based Congolese vocalist Samba Mapangala and his band Orchestra Virunga, released the LP Malako, which became one of the pioneering releases of the newly emerging world music scene in Europe. The musical style of the East Africa-based Congolese bands gradually incorporated new elements, including Kenyan benga music, and spawned what is sometimes called the "Swahili sound" or "Congolese sound". [edit] The 1980s and the Paris scene In the 1980s soukous became popular in London and Paris. A few more musicians left Kinshasa to work around central and east Africa before settling in either the UK or France. The basic line-up for a soukous band included three or four guitars, bass guitar, drums, brass, vocals, and some of them having over 20 musicians. Lyrics were often in Lingala and occasionally in French. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Parisian studios were used by many soukous stars, and the music became heavily reliant on synthesizers and other electronic instruments. Some artists continued to record for the Congolese market, but others abandoned the demands of the Kinshasa public and set out to pursue new audiences. Some, like Paris-based Papa Wemba maintained two bands, Viva la Musica for soukous, and a group including French session players for international pop. Kanda Bongo Man, another Paris-based artist, pioneered fast, short tracks suitable for play on dance floors everywhere and popularly known as Kwassa kwassa after the dance moves popularized by his and other artists' music videos. This music appealed to Africans and to new audiences as well. Artists like Diblo Dibala, Mbilia Bel, Yondo Sister, Loketo, Rigo Star, Madilu System, Soukous Stars and veterans like Pepe Kalle and Koffi Olomide followed suit. Soon Paris became home to talented studio musicians who recorded for the African and Caribbean markets and filled out bands for occasional tours. [edit] Ndombolo The fast soukous music currently dominating dance floors in central, eastern and western Africa is called soukous ndombolo, performed by Dany Engobo, Awilo Longomba, Aurlus Mabele, Koffi Olomide and groups like Extra Musica, Wenge Musica among others. The hip-swinging, booty-shaking dance to the fast pace of soukous ndombolo has come under criticism amid charges that it is obscene. There have been attempts to ban it in Mali, Cameroon and Kenya. After an attempt to ban it from state radio and television in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2000, it became even more popular. In February, 2005 ndombolo music videos in the DR Congo were censored for indecency, and video clips by Koffi Olomide, JB M'Piana and Werrason were banned from the airwaves.[5][6][7] [edit] References 1. ^ "African on your street: Glossary (BBC)" 2. ^ "Rumba in the jungle, The Economist, December 18, 2003" 3. ^ Wendo Kolosoyi 4. ^ "Congo music", Afropop Worldwide 5. ^ "Anger at Cameroon dance ban; BBC News", BBC News, July 25, 2000 6. ^ "Ndombolo music videos in DR Congo censored for indecency, Lifestyle News, 11 February 2005" 7. ^ "Why is this 'Ndombolo' generating so much heat?", Daily Nation (Kenya) October 11, 1998 [edit] Bibliography * Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos (1999). Gary Stewart - ISBN 1859843689 [edit] See also * List of Soukous musicians * Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo * Musicians from the Democratic Republic of the Congo * Music of Africa [edit] External links * Soukous Radio -- Online radio station playing African music * SoukousRadio -- Online Soukous radio station playing African/ Lingala music * Watch Soukous/Ndombolo music videos * The Sound of Sunshine: How soukous saved my life * Rare recording (1961) of rural finger style Soukous guitarist Pierre Gwa with home made guitar "[/q] from: also: [q]"A brief introduction to Soukous [b]Soukous[/b] from the French word for "shake" is a generic term for modern Zairean/Congolese dance music, but now widely played throughout Africa, known as Lingala music in East Africa, Congo music in Anglophone West Africa. It developed in work camps of European companies in 1900 to 30's, where a mix of cultures led to new forms; originally performed on likembe (sanza), guitar and bottle, early innovators such as Wendo and Djhimmy gave it a more modern feel; early influences include highlife and Cuban rumba, but the abiding strength of the style lay in adaptation of indigenous traditions. The development of a radio network '40s and the opening of studios helped in its diffusion; foreign instruments, especially electric guitars, began to give it its modern sound '50s. Early exponents incl. Joseph Kabaselle, OK Jazz, Dr Nico, Les Bantous de la Capitale. The first 'orchestres' appeared '50s with guitars, double bass, congas, clips and male vocals; later the 'mi-solo', a third guitar line between lead and rhythm, was introduced, along with brass and woodwinds. It flourished '60s with heavy rumba overtones evident in recordings of orchestres Kamale, Kiam, Lipua-Lipua, Bella Bella and Veve; toward the decade's end a new, rougher version appeared, associated with Stukas, Zaiko Langa Langa and Empire Bukuba; Kazadi indentified eight stages in the evolution of soukous '73, but by then two distinct styles were identifiable, differentiated by the vocal presentation of melodic material and its reproduction on lead guitar. By this time it had spread to East Africa while also playing a formative role in the development of Francophone West African music. In the 1980's this style of music became very popular in London, UK and Paris, France. A number of musicians left Kinshasa to work around central and east Africa, before settling in either the UK or France. The basic lineup for a Soukous band included three or four guitars, bass, drums, brass, vocals, and some of them having over 20 musicians, lyrics are usually in Lingala. Notable musicians: * Mose Se "Fan Fan" and the band Somo Somo * Sam Mangwana and the African All Stars * Papa Wemba and Viva la Musica * Kanda Bongo Man and his guitarist Diblo Dibala With the move to Europe and better studio engineering, the music has become big in the dance clubs as more "electronics" entered the music. "[/q] from: Kanda Bongo Man: [q]"Kanda Bongo Man From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search [b]Kanda Bongo Man[/b], born 1955 in Inongo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a prominent soukous musician.[1] Kanda Bongo Man become the singer for Orchestra Belle Mambo in 1973, developing a sound influenced by Tabu Ley[2]. His solo career only started to take off after moving to Paris in 1979 where his music started to incorporate elements of then-vibrant zouk music (originating in the French West Indies). He his first solo albums, "Iyole" in 1981 and "Djessy" in 1982 were hits. He is most famous for the structural changes he implemented to soukous music. The previous approach was to sing several verses and have one guitar solo at the end of the song. Kanda Bongo Man revolutionized soukous by encouraging guitar solos after every verse and even sometimes at the beginning of the song. His form of soukous gave birth to the kwassa kwassa dance rhythm where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips. Like many African rumba and soukous musicians before him, Kanda Bongo Man also had an entourage of musicians he played with. Many of Kanda's musicians later moved on to start their own solo careers. Most notably was Diblo Dibala. Known as the "Machine Gun", Diblo Dibala was a vital part of Kanda Bongo Man's lineup on several albums including "Kwasa Kwasa" and "Amour Fou". Kanda Bongo Man still tours in Europe and the United States. On July, 2005 he performed at the LIVE 8: Africa Calling concert in Cornwall. [edit] Discography * Iyole (1981) * Djessy (1982) * Amour Fou (1984) * Malinga (1986) * Lela Lela (1987) * Sai Liza (1988) * Kwassa Kwassa (1989) * Isambe Monie (1990) * Zing Zong (1991) * Sango (1992) * Soukous in Central Park (1993) * Sweet (1995) * Welcome to South Africa (1995) * Francophonix (1999) * Balobi (2002) * Swalati (2003) [edit] External links * Official website * African Music Encyclopedia: Kanda Bongo Man [edit] References 1. ^ African Music Encyclopedia: Kanda Bongo Man 2. ^ Chris Stapleton's sleevenotes to Heartbeat Soukous Retrieved from "" Categories: 1955 births | Living people | Democratic Republic of the Congo musicians."[/q] kwassa-kwassa:
    "Kwassa kwassa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For the album by Congolese musician Kanda Bongo Man, see Kwassa Kwassa (album). Kwassa kwassa (or kwasa kwasa) refers to a dance rhythm from Congo (DRC), where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips – that was very popular in Africa in the late 1980s. The words "kwassa kwassa" may have come from the French quoi ça? (what is it?). The dance was created by Pepe Kalle, and popularized by his soukous music videos, as well as the videos of Kanda Bongo Man and other Congolese musicians. Later, in other parts of Africa, the dance became a synonym for soukous music, which is still often referred to as kwassa kwassa. A slower version of this genre has been created and popularized by Koffi Olomide and his band his Quarter Latin. Their songs have enjoyed massive airplay throughout Africa in countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe, Senegal and others." [q]"[b]Diblo Dibala[/b], often known simply as Diblo, is a Congolese soukous musician, known as "Machine Gun" for his speed and skill on the guitar. He was born in 1954 in Kisangani. He moved to Kinshasa as a child, and aged 15 won a talent competition which led to him playing guitar in Franco's TPOK band. Dibala remained with the group for only a short period, going on to play with Vox Africa, Orchestra Bella Mambo and Bella Bella, in which band he first played with Kanda Bongo Man. In 1979, he moved to Brussels, and in 1981 he joined Kanda Bongo Man's band in Paris. Their first album, Iyole (1981), was a success. Diblo became a sought after session guitarist, working with Pepe Kalle and many other soukous musicians. In the mid 1980s, he formed his own band, Loketo (meaning 'hips'), with singer Aurlus Mabele. A few years later, that band broke up, and in 1990 he formed a new group, Matchatcha, which is still active after a number of personnel changes. [edit] External links * Diblo at * Diblo at "[/q] from: Music of Côte d'Ivoire From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [q]"Traditional music Each of the more than sixty ethnic groups of Côte d'Ivoire have their own folk music traditions, most showing strong vocal polyphony (a common characteristic of African music), especially the Baoulé. Talking drums are also common, especially among the Appollo, who are also known for their abissa purification dance, part of the popular Zoblazo dance music of Meiway. Polyrhythm, another African characteristic, is found throughout Côte d'Ivoire and is especially common in the southwest. [edit] Popular Music Gbégbé, a Bété rhythm, has been a part of popular music since Côte d'Ivoire's independence, popularized by Soeurs Comöé and later, Frères Djatys and Sery Ernesto Djédjé, however, is considered the father of Ivorian popular music. Using one of the folk rhythms of the Bété as well as his teacher, Amédée Pierre's dopé style. Djédjé has long been an advocate of Ivorian music, railing against the "Congolization" of the Abidjan scene. Outside of Côte d'Ivoire, Djédjé is best known for 1977's Gnoantre-Ziboté, which was a pan-African hit and found some success in France and Canada. He plays a type of music called ziglibithy. Since Djédjé, few Ivorian musicians have been able to achieve the same level of fame. Luckson Padaud's laba laba style, which is similar to the Bété ziglibithy, has had some success, as has Gnaore Djimi's polihet. Ivorian artists in World styles The most popular styles in Côte d'Ivoire are imported reggae from Jamaica and hip hop from the United States; the country has produced notable musicians of both genres, especially Alpha Blondy whose brand of Afro-reggae became a national hit following his appearance on the TV show First chance in 1983. Tiken Jah Fakoly is another popular Ivorian reggae musician, who has been living in exile due to his politically outspoken lyrics. Hip hop has been popular in Côte d'Ivoire since the mid-1990s, and includes a gangsta rap-influenced style called rap dogba. Notable hip hop musicians include All Mighty, Rudy Rudiction, M.C. Claver and Angelo. The new R&B group 2431(formerly known as Monah) is also taking over, as R&B became very famous since U.S. chart-topping Akon had a concert in Abidjan, late 2006. Other R&B stars include Teeyah and Tour de Garde. [edit] Zoblazo Zoblazo, pioneered from 1990 by Meiway, the former front man to the bands Les Genitaux, Defense d'Ivoire, and Zo Gang,integrated traditional rythmns of southern Cote D'Ivoire with electronic instruments and party lyrics. His success across the country and West Africa in the mid to late 1990s spawned a string of hit Zoblazo records that has continued through 2007, even as other dance styles, like prudencia and coupé décalé have edged out Zoblazo. Even Meidway, through a series of guest musicians like Manu Dibango, Jacob Desvarieux, Lokua Kanza, Kojo Antwi and Koffi Olomidé has added Cuban, Mbalax and Ghanaian Hi-life musics.[1] [edit] Zouglou Zouglou, a recent Ivorian popular tradition, comes from the early 1990s when university students, upset about living conditions on campus, began rallying around Didier Bilé. Zouglou was satirical in nature, and usually accompanied by a dance to a fictional god. [edit] Coupé-Décalé Coupé-Décalé was pioneered by the late Stephane Doukouré (a.k.. "Douk-Saga") during the post-2002 militaro-political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. It reflects the aspirations of a large section of Ivorian youth. Coupé-Décalé is a very percussive style featuring African samples, deep bass, and repetitive, minimalist arrangements. Lyrically, Coupé-Décalé is about happiness, expressing daily life in Ivorian society, and also gives an insight into the political situation of the country. The prominent artists of Coupé-Décalé are Douk-Saga (Doukouré) with its Jet Set, DJ Brico, DJ Arsenal, Papa Ministre with his famous tune "Coupé-Décalé Chinois", and many other talented Ivorian artists. The most prominent singer in actuality is named DJ Lewis with its Grippe Aviaire Dance, derived from Coupé-Décalé. Other names like David Tayorault, Afrika Reprezenta, DJ Lewis are very recurrent. [edit] References 1. ^ *RFI Musique: Meiway Biography, January 2007. * Review Meiway - Golgotha (800% Zoblazo): Africa On Your Street, * Meiway from Ivory Coast, JJC Reviews, May 2006: Africa On Your Street, * Bensignor, François and Brooke Wentz. "Heart of the Industry". 2000. In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 1: Africa, Europe and the Middle East, pp 472-476. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-635-2 * Kohlhagen, Dominik. "Frime, escroquerie et cosmopolitisme: Le succès du 'Coupé-Décalé' en Afrique et ailleurs" (Display, Fraud and Cosmopolitanism. Coupé-Décalé's success in Africa and beyond). 2006. In Politique Africaine no. 100, pp 92-105 * Ivorian Reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly persona non grata in Senegal, APA Wire, 13 December 2007]. * Ivorians catch bird flu dance fever By James Copnall BBC News, Abidjan, 12 May 2006 [edit] External links * Discography for Ivory Coast :Afropop Worldwide(2003) [edit] Ivorian Hip Hop * Raplloco: Ivorian Hip Hop portal. * Ivorian Hip Hop: 2002. * It's killing Ivorian Hip Hop! Interview with leading Ivorian Hip Hop stars,, 09 February 2006 * The Hip Hop Generation: Ghana's Hip Life and Ivory Coast's Coupé-Decalé. Siddhartha Mitter, Afropop Worldwide. * on Coupe Decale.F3K 2008 [show] v • d • e West African music Benin · Burkina Faso · Côte d'Ivoire · Gambia · Ghana · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Liberia · Mali · Mauritania · Niger · Nigeria · Senegal · Sierra Leone · Togo · Western Sahara [show] v • d • e Music of Africa Sovereign states Algeria · Angola · Benin · Botswana · Burkina Faso · Burundi · Cameroon · Cape Verde · Central African Republic · Chad · Comoros · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Republic of the Congo · Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) · Djibouti · Egypt1 · Equatorial Guinea · Eritrea · Ethiopia · Gabon · The Gambia · Ghana · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Kenya · Lesotho · Liberia · Libya · Madagascar · Malawi · Mali · Mauritania · Mauritius · Morocco · Mozambique · Namibia · Niger · Nigeria · Rwanda · São Tomé and Príncipe · Senegal · Seychelles · Sierra Leone · Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe Dependencies, autonomies, other territories Canary Islands / Ceuta / Melilla (Spain) · Madeira (Portugal) · Mayotte / Réunion (France) · Puntland · St. Helena (UK) · Socotra (Yemen) · Somaliland · Southern Sudan · Western Sahara · Zanzibar (Tanzania) Italics indicate an unrecognised or partially recognised country. 1 Transcontinental country. 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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/25/2009 00:30:06
    Tom Maringer You can write to me by email at: or by postal mail at: Tom Maringer 2692 Powell Street Springdale, AR 72764 In the case of a rat-tail tang, the maker welds a thin rod to the end of the blade at the crossguard; this rod goes through the grip (in 20th century and later construction). This occurs most commonly in decorative replicas, or cheap sword-like objects. Traditional sword-making does not use this construction method, which does not serve for traditional sword usage as the sword can easily break at the welding point. my namesake:
    "We had to put down our good friend of 20 years last week - Shadow. Great cat in his day which lasted a lot longer than most. We have wonderful memories of Shadow. He was a combination of grace, power and personality and was loved by all."
    He certainly charmed me at that cat show!
    "Cat - Magic, intuition, subconscious In this definition we are mainly referring to the domesticated cat. We say: A three dimensional cat leaps over a crescent moon. The back is hollowed in places but this is made from good thick silver, which is demonstrated by its weight of 8.55 grams. The cat and moon symbols combined relate very strongly to deep intuition and knowing as well as magick and witchcraft. This is a beautifully solid and shiny pendant. Cats are creatures of the night, often sleeping and dreaming in the daytime while going out at night to hunt. Because of this association with the night they are often represented as mysterious and magical. Cats are often depicted with witches and this is often related to shape shifting - i.e. a witch taking the form of a cat when they wish to. Cats are often in fairy stories as wise or cunning creatures. In many traditions, such as in Egypt (see Bast), the cat was worshipped or held in very high esteem. To wear or have near you the symbol of cat is to state your intention to commune more with your deeper magical self and to connect more with your dreams. The energy of cat is mainly about intuition and accessing our subconscious. Moon - Intuition, feminine, psychic Throughout many traditions the sun represents the father and male principle and the moon the mother and feminine principle. The energy of the moon is intuitive, deep, subtle, feminine and psychic. To say this is a feminine energy does not mean to say this energy is just for women. Men and women have their female and male aspects. We all develop them both. The moon is also associated with clairvoyance and knowing without thinking. To use the energy of the moon does not involve conscious thought. So to wear or have around you the symbol of the moon is to state your universal intention to use your intuition, to simply go with what you feel and to know that to do this is for your greater good. The moon has different phases and throughout these phases it affects us in different ways. For example the full moon represents illumination, unconscious made conscious and all can be seen. The crescent moon symbolises new beginnings and the making of dreams into reality. Because of this cyclic nature the moon it is also connected to rebirth and how our true essence really is immortal. "
    from: [q]"In ancient Egypt the feline was regarded as sacred to the cat-headed goddess Bast, and to intentionally harm a cat was severely punished, even including being put to death. The cat was also regarded with great reverence elsewhere in the ancient world. The Roman goddess Diana frequently assumed the form of a cat. The flying chariot of Freyja, the Scandinavian fertility goddess, was drawn by cats. In her Cult of the Cat, 1963, author Patricia Dale-Green writes about the strong connection between cats and the moon. "Like the moon [the cat] comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over the house-tops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness." Many people believed the cat was the child of the moon and it was said that "the moon brought forth the cat." This link with the moon has been regarded as due to the changeableness of the pupils of the cat's eyes, which in the daytime are a mere narrow slits that dilate at night to luminous globes. From the magic of the cat's eyes came the belief that cats were seers with strong psychic or magical powers. In the East is said that cats carry the soul away at death, and in parts of West Africa it is commonly accepted the human spirit passes into the body of a cat at the time of death. An Italian legend tells of a cat that gave birth to her kittens beneath the very manger in which Jesus was born. "[/q] from:
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/25/2009 08:54:41
    Microsoft tries to win back fans with Vista alternative
    "Microsoft tries to win back fans with Vista alternative By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | January 22, 2009 Someone should say a kind word about Vista, Microsoft Corp.'s oft-scorned operating system, so here goes - it's mostly harmless. Bloated, sluggish, and sometimes mystifying, but otherwise harmless. It never ate my files or succumbed to a hideous malware infection. As for its failings, you can learn to live with them. Not that I ever did. After running it for awhile, I switched back to its predecessor, Windows XP, and have rarely looked back. Millions of other users never even bothered to give Vista a try, with the result that it's the most despised version of Windows ever. Vista certainly hasn't been harmless for Microsoft. The company's share of the personal-computer operating system market fell below 90 percent last year, for the first time since records were kept. Microsoft has fought back with a recent ad campaign that shows consumers falling in love with the new Mojave operating system, only to learn that it's really Vista. How clever. But Microsoft would be better off creating something that it won't be ashamed to sell under its real name. That's the goal of the new Windows 7 system, which is currently available from Microsoft in a "beta" or test version. Windows 7 isn't exactly a Vista sequel; it's more like one of those extended-edition DVDs with an alternate ending. Maybe this time, the hero gets the girl. The most obvious difference is Windows 7's tolerance for relatively low-powered hardware. It runs nicely on a Panasonic Toughbook laptop with a 2.6 gigahertz dual-core processor and 2 gigabytes of memory. But I've got it running just about as well on an Asus Eee PC, one of those lightweight "netbook" computers that are so popular nowadays. Most of today's netbooks either run a modified version of the Linux operating system or Microsoft's aging Windows XP software. That's because Vista would likely overpower the typical netbook, with its slower processor and smaller memory bank. Not so with Windows 7, which gets along fine with the Asus' 1.6 gigahertz Intel Atom processor and its mere 1 gigabyte of memory. And even on the netbook, Windows 7 fires up fast, booting up in just over 40 seconds. That's crucial, since companies like Phoenix Technologies are bringing out instant-boot alternatives to Windows that will get a laptop running in under 20 seconds. Windows 7 sports much the same look and feel as Vista, except for the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Once again, Microsoft's borrowing an idea or two from Apple's Macintosh software. This time, it's the Mac's taskbar design, known as the Dock. On a Mac, your favorite programs appear in the Dock at all times, unlike the traditional Windows taskbar, where you see an icon only when a program is running. The Windows 7 taskbar shows active and inactive programs, and you can "pin" your favorites to the bar, so you always know where to find them. No more clicking the "start" button and searching a software menu. There are a bunch of other user interface improvements. Say you've opened multiple windows of the same program. Hover the mouse over that program's taskbar icon, and you see the contents of each window, in miniature. We also get an overhaul of the notorious User Access Control feature. The current system frequently interrupts Vista users, flashing an "are you sure you want to do that?" message as they install software. Meanwhile, the screen goes dark and all other computing activities are halted till the user answers the User Access Control's question. It's all done to protect consumers against viruses and other toxic software, but the UAC has become one of Vista's most reviled features. Apple even made fun of it on national TV, in one of its "Hi, I'm a Mac" ads. Microsoft has gotten the message. Windows 7 lets users fine-tune the system to make it less annoying. For instance, you can set it to let you keep working on other tasks when a warning message appears. Other Windows 7 improvements are hidden well under the hood. For example, there's a cool little program that will record what you're doing on the computer - button pushes, mouse clicks, and the like. When your computer malfunctions, the program can send the recorded data to a tech support expert to help him figure out what went wrong. Another Windows 7 feature I haven't been able to test seems especially tasty. Windows Sensors will make it easy to create computers that become aware of their surroundings. Say you've got a laptop with a Global Positioning System chip inside. Windows Sensors will detect it and share the GPS data with compatible software. A frequent traveler's computer could automatically display local news, weather, sports scores, and directions to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts the moment it boots up in a new city. Windows Sensors will work with other devices, too. Add a light sensor, and your screen would get brighter or dimmer as lighting conditions change. It all sounds grand, but so did Vista when Microsoft unveiled it two years ago. We know how that turned out. Still, with its zippy performance and upgraded features, Windows 7 is off to a good start. Microsoft won't say when a finished version will go on sale, but promises that Windows 7 won't see daylight until it completely meets the company's standards. Looks like it has realized being harmless is not enough. Hiawatha Bray can be reached at "
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/25/2009 12:45:03
    Mandalas of the Far East -- where I have to hunt... Sew on Patch THUNDERBOLT MANDALA 3.5 inch Dorji Tibet Om Mandala Patch from the himalayan kingdom of Nepal green, blue, black, purple, grey, white. On top, Tibetan Flower, Awareness, Yin/yang Dolphin. Bottom, Om, Celtic, Titra Mandala,. and Double Dragon, Titra Mandala, Om mani Padme Om (on top), Celtic, Flower with Sun (below), Nature Patches. Butterfly with Flower, Cutout Butterfly, Sun, Lotus Flower, Mountain Mandala, Sunflower, left to right, top to bottom. Spiritual Patches. Buddha Eyes Butterfly, Om Flower, Rainbow Celtic, Buddhist's Lucky Knot, Om Mandala, Long LIfe, left to right, top to bottom. 3 1/2" across. Sew on Patch NEPAL DEEP SPACE MANDALA 3.5'' Tibet Sew on Patch TIBETAN GATEWAY MANDALA 3.5 inch Tibet Sew on Patch LOTUS FLOWER MANDALA 3.5'' Tibet Nepal Beautiful WINDOW STICKER Flower Mandala Tibet Nepal Sew on Patch YING YANG MANDALA 3.5'' Nepal Rainbow plus: and:
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/26/2009 02:20:28 Hindu mandalas ... Sri Yantra The Sri Yantra (Tantric Deities Symbolized in Sacred Geometry) "Rainbow Tantra" The Nine Mandalas of the Shri Yantra "The two bindus, white and red, are Shiva and Shakti, who in their secret mutual enjoyment are now expanding and now contracting...the Sun is Kama, which is so called because of its desirableness; and Kala is the two bindus which are Moon and Fire."- Kamakalavilasa [q]"The Mandala in Practice The mandala is brought to life by rites. Visualization, the inward, mental construction of a mandala, plays a crucial role in esoteric Buddhism. That mandalas are meant to be visualized is made clear by texts such as the Sadhanamala ("A Garland of Means for Attainment"), a ca. eleventh century Sanskrit compendium of iconographic descriptions. Again and again, the Sadhanamala's author tells his readers to "meditate [on] himself as [the deity] ...", iconographic details necessary for the deity's vivid cogitation (e.g. the number of arms, legs and associated symbols) all clearly described.24 During this practice of evoking a deity, known sometimes as sadhana (sgrub-thabs, "means for attainment"), the initiate slowly strengthens (utpannakrama; bskyed-rim) his ability to see the deity within his own mind, the image in all its complexity held firm during long periods of mediation. The initiate thus becomes increasingly identified with the deity and his sacred assembly, and comes to know the powers and the wisdom associated with his deity. The Sadhanamala specifies four stages by which a deity comes into being: 1) the initiate's experience of emptiness (sunyata); 2) his experience of the deity as subtle sound (mantra); 3) the inward vision of the deity; and 4) its external representation as a work of art.25 Citing later Tibetan texts such as dag-yig thon-mi'i dgongs-rgyan ("Reflections on Thonmi Sambhota's Orthography") by Chankya Rolpai Dorje (Icang-skya rol-pa'i rdorje, 1717-1786) and Drukpa Kunlek's ('brug-pa kun-legs, fl. sixteenth century) autobiography, R.A. stein describes a very similar process. The initiate first invokes the deity through a process known as "dakye" (bdag-skyed), literally "production [within] oneself." It begins with experience of emptiness (sunyata; stong-pa-nyid), followed by experience of the deity's mantra. The initiate then feels himself to be identical with the deity whom he has invoked within his own heart. During the next stage, he projects the deity in front of him ("dunkye;" mdun-skyed) and offers worship. In the final stage known as "bumkye" (bum-skyed), literally "production in a vase," he causes the deity to enter a physical object. The object is thereby empowered and considered capable of exerting influence when called upon to do so.26 Thus, deities are not invented; they are revealed. Theoretically, the truest rendering of a deity comes from one who has himself experienced the original mystical vision. But rare is the mystic; rarer still the mystical artist who knows the deity in both its "inner and outer" manifestations. Texts such as the Sadhanamala were intended to guide artists less skilled in the arts of the spirit so they might nevertheless render a work of art which was properly imitative of the original. One text merits particular attention here because it contains iconographic descriptions of many of the mandalas included in this publication. The Nispannayogavali (hereafter, NSP) was compiled by the Buddhist monk Abhayakaragupta, a Bengali and contemporary of the eastern Indian King Ramapala (ca. A.D. 1087-1141). Although biographical details are scarce, Abhayakaragupta was associated with Vikramasila monastery, a renowned centre of Buddhist Esoteric studies currently being excavated near the modern city of Antichak, Bhagalpur district, Bihar.27 There, Abhayakaragupta translated numerous Sanskrit texts into Tibetan; many are still preserved in the Tibetan canon. The NSP can be found in the Tanjur, along with his translations of twenty-three other texts.28 The NSP contains twenty-six chapters, each describing a different mandala used in Esoteric mediation practices. The text makes clear, first of all, that a deity's iconography and his or her significance are not immutable. Although a deity may serve as the centre of one mandala, he or she may appear in a subsidiary position in another mandala. Of the NSP's twenty-six mandalas, twenty-four different deities serve as their centres. The NSP, however, is not simply an iconographic compendium, for it is rich in iconological information as well. Although the author does not specifiy his audience, the text's most likely readers were monks, who studied the text's mandalas for the purpose of visualization in their mediation practices, and artists, who followed its detailed prescriptions to construct more permanent mandalas in works of art. The theme of the first chapter is the mystical process by which an individual directly perceives his chosen deity. What is significant for our discussion is the ritual and mystical context within which the mandala unfolds. The chapter begins with a series of rites to be observed by the monk. These include his preparation to receive the vision of the deity. Adorned with the lord of the families, joined with the heart bija, having the sole sentiment of the compassion of emptiness, (being) the very nature of joy ... let him bring forth ... the countless forms of tathagatas, bodhisattvas, devis and krodhas. And bringing about benevolence as far as possible by means of dharma instruction, may he place before all the supreme good. So doing, the unthinkable form (murti), which is gathering together, arises.29 The text makes clear that one who actually experiences the mystical vision described must be a highly advanced sage (bhagavan) possessing rare skills: "exceedingly wise and whose samadhi is well established ... accomplished in wisdom and in yoga ..."30 Within such a person, established in a deeply introspective state, the form (murti) arises. First, an infinite expanse gives rise to arrangements of light, forming various enclosures. Inside one of these, the vajracage (vajrapanjara), appears a sun-like lotus that supports a wheel spinning in clockwise direction (pradaksina). From each of its ten spokes arises a deity, thus forming the first circle of the mandala. Each deity is described in detail so that in addition to their gestures, postures, colors, and associated symbols, one gains a sense of their actual presence. Thus, it is said with regard to some wrathful deities: "... [they] are horrible, with knitted bushy brows; their hair is raised on end. Wearing tigerskins, their teeth are showing, their tongues move to and fro, and their immense teeth are apparent as they laugh; they are adorned with eight fierce nagas. They are dwarfs, obese and big-bellied." 31 The centre of this wheel contains an inverted triangle, the dharmodaya (lit. "origin of things.")32 Within it, supported by a double lotus, is an altar (vedi) upon which lies another wheel, "made of five colored jewels, the mandala of the chiefs of sages, pervaded with excellent various rays extending in all directions." This is called the kutagara.33 There follows a wealth of information intended to make more explicit the vision already outlined - e.g. the mantras and the heads of the families (kula) of deities are listed, as are more details about their postures (asana) and gestures (mudra). Some of this information is clearly intended to provide the reader with the information necessary to visualize - mentally or artistically - the original, mystical vision. If a stage necessary to the vision is omitted, the author states as much, sometimes indicating where such information can otherwise be obtained. Some remarks seem specifically directed to the artist: certain features of the mandala are not detailed (e.g. the plans [sucakam likhanam] of the kutagara), but the reader is encouraged to consult another of his works, the Vajravali text, where they are said to be recorded.34 The author also explains why he has omitted certain features of the mandala and included others: "... in the mandalas that are to be contemplated, the protective circle (raksacakra) does not exist and is thus not written since, having entered into emptiness (sunyata), the obstacles are [already] destroyed."35 The NSP's description makes clear that ontologically, deities are meant to be understood as states of being within man, perceptible on an extremely subtle level of introspection. Few possess the innate or cultivated skills necessary to experience the deities on this intuitive level. Others must resort to ritual observances which provide man with a vision approximate to the original. This is where a work of art, such as a painting - in imitation of the original, mystical vision - plays a crucial role. As the NSP notes, the mandalas it describes are both "within and without."36 The outer mandala is intended to act as a contemplative support, awakening our higher senses so that we might eventually perceive the inner, mystical vision. Jane Casey Singer"[/q]
    "Many such texts, crucial to the identification and interpretation of the mandala, were translated into Tibetan from Sanskrit and can be found in a portion of the Tibetan Buddhist canon known as the Tanjur (bstan-'gyur).22 Tibet's extensive inheritance of Buddhist Sanskrit literature came under the scrutiny of successive Tibetan theologians. Sonam Tsemo (bsod-nams rtse-mo, 1142-1182) proposed a system of classification based upon the difficulty of practice contained within.23 Later, Buton Rinpoche (bu-ston rin-po-che, 1290-1364) deepened and strengthened this classification, which divides tantric literature into four main groups known as kriyatantra (bya-ba'i rgyud "action"), caryatantra (spyod-pa'i rgyud "performance"), yogatantra (rnal-'byor rgyud "yoga"), and anuttarayogatantra (rnal-'byor bla-na-med-pa'i rgyud "unsurpassed yoga"). Each main category was subdivided further, based on distinctions unique to each category."
    "The structure of the painted Mandala In its most common form, the mandala appears as a series of concentric circles, its deities housed in a square structure with four eleaborate gates, sometimes described as a four-sided palace or temple. Beginning with the outer circles, one often finds the following structure: a ring of fire, frequently depticted as a stylized scrollwork, which symbolizes the process of transformation necessary to enter the sacred territory within. This is followed by a ring of thunderbolt or diamond scepters (vajra), indicating the diamond-like, unchangeable nature of the mandala's spiritual realms. Particularly in mandalas featuring deities in their wrathful (krodha) forms, one finds eight cremation grounds (smasana) arranged in a wide band and marking the next concentric circle of the mandala. Each is associated with one of the cardinal or intermediate points of the compass. Their names vary from text to text, but a standard group includes: Candogra ("Terrible and Frightening"), Gahvara ("Impenetrable Abyss"), Jvalakulakaranka ("Blazing Skull"), Vibhisana ("Terrifying"), Laksmyarama ("Laksmi's Garden"), Ghorandhakara ("Frightening Darkness"), Kilakilarava ("Shrieks of Joy"), and Attattahasa ("Boisterous Laughter").4 Myth associates these eight with Indian sites where ascetics would convene for lengthy periods of meditation. Some texts offer psychological interpretations of the cremation grounds, suggesting they represent the eight aggregates of human consciousness (asta vijnana kaya) which tie man to the phenomenal world and to the cycle of birth and rebirth.5 Each cremation ground has its own mountain, stupa (symbol of the Buddha's teaching and thus, the promise of salvation even in the midst of samsara), river tree, and mendicant. The cremation grounds also symbolize death and the fear of death; in confronting and surpassing this fear, one is free to move into subtler regions of the human psyche. There follows a circle of lotus petals, indicating that the subsequent pure realms exist not in the phenomenal world, but deep within the human heart. Next appears the mandala's four-walled palace or temple, oriented to the east, its elaborate gates (torana) marking the cardinal points of the compass. The palace walls are golden and encrusted with jewels, each gate surmounted by two gazelles adorned with streamers and facing the wheel of the Buddhist law (dharmacakra). The temple-palace includes sacred and royal symbolism, reflecting ancient ties between sacred and royal societies. Some initiations (abhisekha) into the mandala involve a "coronation," whereby the initiate, wearing a crown and other royal insignia, is baptised with water and accedes to the powers of the mandala.6 A king rules the earth and its inhabitants; the Buddhist hierarch rules himself and exhibits mastery over his own life. In the temple-palace (kutagara) appear the mandala's various circles of deities.7 This sanctuary, crucial to the mandala plan, bears further consideration. All Indian temples are based on an essential plan known as vastupurusamandala, a diagram arranged as a square surrounded by circles; the proportions of the square and the number of its circles will vary.8 Int he early stages of temple building, this mandala is etched on the earth. The square is oriented to the four cardinal points of the compass, its main entrance ideally facing east. The essential purpose of the temple's construction is to invoke the divine presence. This occurs through the rite of sacrifice (yajna), whose roots may even be found in the Vedic period (ca. 1500-500 B.C.). Traditionally, the temple's patron is called yajnamana, "sacrificer," though the priest (guru or acarya) performs the sacrifice for him. The earth, the sacrificial ground, is called the altar (vedi); it is also described as the womb (garbha). Upon this altar, many sacrifices are made, but it is clear that the real site of sacrifice is within man. What is sacrificed, and to whom? The sacerdotal rite determines on which level the sacrifice occurs. On its most superficial level, sacrifice is imbued with dualism, the sacrificer perceiving himself as relinquishing a possession in order to gain communion with his chosen deity. At its highest level, however, sacrifice is entirely non-dualistic, a subtle rite which occurs within the heart of the sacrificiant. Man then sacrifices his own ignorance so that it might be replaced with wisdom. The medieval Sanskrit text, Vijnana Bhairava, states: "When into the fire of Supreme Reality ... the five elements, the senses, the objects of the senses and the min are poured, with the heart acting as sacrificial spoon, this is true sacrifice."9 And the eight-century Bengali saint, Laksmikara, wrote, "... with concentration offer worship only to your body where all the gods reside."10 Some mandalas house hundreds of deities, others far fewer. Regardless of number, deities are arranged symmetrically, marking the four cardinal points of the compass, the intermediate points (e.g. NE, NW, and, occasionally, the nadir and zenith as well. A group of deities confronted early in the sanctuary are its guardians, associated with the mandala's "protective sphere" (raksacakra). Sometimes known as vighnantaka, "those who put an end to impediments," these deities both block entrance to all who would defile the sacred realms within, and vanquish those qualities in the initiate which hinder his or her movement towards enlightenment. They may be four, eight or ten in number, marking the four cardinal points of the compass, the intermediate points, and the mandala's zenith and nadir. They vary, but a common group are yamantaka, Prajnantaka, Padmantaka, Vighnantaka, Takkiraja, Niladanda, Mahabala, Acala, Usnisacakravartin, and Sumbharaja.11 At this point in the mandala, one may find four "offering goddesses," embodiments of offerings made to the mandala's central deity. They mark the intermediate points of the compass: Vajramala (SW; garland), Vajragita (NW; song), Vajranrtya (NE; dance), and Vajralasya (SE; amorous dance). A further circle of "offering goddesses" may also appear; Vajrapuspa (SW; flower), Vajradipa (NW; lamp, Vajragandha (NE;l perfume), and Vajradhupa (SE; incense). Another group commonly represented among the mandala's assemblies of deities are the sixteen "vajra bodhisattvas," peaceful bodhisattvas who surround the central deity of the mandala. The deities vary, but a standard group includes: Vajrasattva, Vajraraja, Vajraraga, Vajrasadhu, Vajraratna, Vajratejas, Vajraketu, Vajrahasa, Vajradharma, Vajratiksna, Vajrahetu, Vajrabhasa, Vajrakamara, Vajraksa, Vajrayaksa, and Vajrasandhi.12 A second group of bodhisattvas known as "Bodhisattvas of the Bhadrakalpa (Fourteen Aeon) include: Maitreya, Manjusri, Gandhahasti, Jnanaketu, Bhadrapala, Amoghadarsi, Akasagarbha, Aksayamati, Pratibhanakuta, Mahasthamaprapta, Sarvapayanjaha, Sarvasokatamonirghatamati, Jaliniprabha, Candraprabha, Amrtaprabha, Samantabhadra.13 Finally, at the centre of the mandala lies the deity with whom the initiate identifies and whose characteristics he or she hopes to share.14 The central deity may be peaceful in appearance; it is often not. Sexual imagery suggests the integrative process which lies at the heart of the mandala, male and female being symbols of the countless pairs of opposites (e.g. love and hate, good and evil) which one experiences in mundane existence. The initiate seeks to curtail his or her alienation, instead accepting and enjoying all things as a seamless, interconnected field of experience. Sexual imagery can also be understood as a metaphor for enlightenment, with its qualities of satisfaction, bliss, unity, completion. Wrathful deities suggest the mighty struggle involved in overcoming one's alienation. They embody all the inner afflictions which darken our thoughts, our words, and our deeds and which prohibit attainment of the Buddhist goal of full enlightenment. Traditionally, wrathful deities are understood to be aspects of benevolent principles, fearful only to those who perceive them as alien forces. When recognized as aspects of one's self and tamed by spiritual practice, they assume a purely benevolent guise. They no longer control man; they are at man's behest. If form is crucial to the mandala, so too is color. The quadrants of the mandala-palace are typically divided into isosceles triangles of color, including four of the following five: white, yellow, red, green, dark blue. Each color is associated with one of the five families (kula) of deities, each of these governed by a celestial Buddha (tathagata): Vairocana (white), Aksobhya (blue), Amitabha (red), Ratnasambhava (yellow), and Amoghasiddhi (green). Each color is also associated with one of the five afflictions (pancaklesia) of the human personality: confusion (moha), pride (mana), envy (irsya), hatred (dvesa), and desire (raga).15 These characteristics obscure our true nature, but through spiritual practice, they can be transformed into the wisdom of the tathagata with whom they are associated: confusion becomes wisdom of the expanse of reality (dharmadhatujnana); hatred becomes mirror-like wisdom (adarsajnana); pride becomes wisdom of sameness (samatajnana); desire becomes wisdom of discernment (pratyaveksanajnana); envy becomes wisdom of accomplishment (krtyanusthanajnana).16"
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    [q]"Hi Bread and Puppet friends and fans (**) !!! (** Who have also been volunteer performers in the past and are interested in doing it again; or have never participated and now want to jump right in; and/or know someone who has expressed a desire to get involved and now is their chance! Hurray!) As many of you know, Bread and Puppet is coming to Boston the week of January 26th -- to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, located at 539 Tremont St. in the South End. The specifics about all the events connected to the “Sourdough Philosophy” performances can be found at This email specifically addresses the rehearsal schedules for the evening “Spectacle”, which will be performed Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 29-Feb. 1, at 7 pm, and the family-friendly matinee “Circus”, which will be performed on Sat.-Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at 3 pm. [Musicians, take note that specifics on music participation is spelled out further down in this email.] Rehearsals for the evening “Spectacle” will be held on: Tues., Jan. 27th, 6 pm til 10 pm; & Wed., Jan. 28th, 6 pm til 10 pm Rehearsals for the matinee “Circus” will be held on: Sat., Jan. 31st, 10 am til 2 pm; & Sun., Feb. 1st, noon til 2 pm (that is, if a brush-up is necessary) [Re: the Circus: if any of you would like your child (ages 7 and up would work better on our end) to participate in the Circus, we request that an adult (ideally you) “shadow” your child during the rehearsals and during the shows.] Take note that all rehearsals will be held in the Cyclorama. Many folks are interested in being in both the evening and matinees shows, and several folks would prefer to be in either one or the other. All that is very fine. We would like to recommend that when you decide how you’d like to participate, that you commit to coming to the rehearsals and participate in all the shows connected to those rehearsals. The call for the shows themselves is one hour before each show (running time will be about an hour for both the evening and matinee performances) – and the basic outfit is to wear white clothing. For musicians* who would like to participate specifically on the music-end, here are the following musical opportunities: [*Take note that the music has a street band feel, so the more mobile you are the better.] -- Participation in the pre-show music for each show: Takes place in the space a half hour beforehand, while the audience is arriving and settling in (or as is more the case, not settling in since they’re too busy dancing). The local Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band (SLSAPS) has collaborated with Bread and Puppet on working up a list of tunes for folks to jump in on. The list of tunes is located at You’ll notice that many of the tunes have links to sheet music and/or mp3’s. The plan is to update this list so that all tunes have some kind of road map. But in the interim, there should be enough there to get you started. Members of the SLSAPS have recommended that there be a rehearsal on Tues., Jan. 27th, from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. For those who are interested in rehearsing the pre-show music, we’re hoping that the rehearsal can either take place in the Cyclorama or at the Democracy Center in Harvard Sq., which is the SLSAPS usual rehearsal venue. It all depends on how many musicians express interest in rehearsing the pre-show music (keeping in mind that several of these tunes will also be in the Circus). So stay tuned (ha ha), since I will send out an update to all those musicians who would like to be involved and would like to rehearse. --Participation in the Circus Band: As mentioned earlier, the Circus shows take place on Sat.-Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at 3 pm. The rehearsals for the Circus will be held on Sat., Jan. 31st, from 10 am-2 pm, with maybe a follow-up on Sun, Feb. 1st, from noon-2 pm. Most of the circus tunes are at The Circus has plenty of musical cues, with the typical stops and starts of a circus, so being at a rehearsal would be to your advantage. OK, gang! Thanks for wading through this newsy email. What would be great is if folks let me know (preferably by email) if they are interested in being involved this year and what show(s) they’d like to be involved in. If you could also send me a phone number – and how you’d like to be listed in the program (name-wise). [Even if you think I have this info., please send it again.] And finally finally – everyone is welcome to attend Peter Schumann’s “Auction Notice” art opening, which will be held in the Cyclorama on Mon., Jan. 26, 6-8 pm, featuring an art talk given by Schumann and live music performed by Debo ( Happy New Year everyone! It’s got to be better than the last one! All the best, Mary Curtin --submitted by marycurtinproductions c/o Mary Curtin PO Box 290703, Charlestown, MA 02129 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell), "dedicated to staging insightful entertainment, particularly in non-traditional venues" "[/q]
    " Bread & Puppet in Boston '09 African Marketplace / Homecoming (A. Ibrahim) Concert key F Bb , C , Eb ,Eb-bari , mp3 Blue Monk (T. Monk) concert key Bb Bb , C , Eb , mp3 Bella Ciao (Trad) concert key G minor Bb , Eb , C , tuba Bubamara (Trad.) concert key F Bb , Eb , background in C , background in Bb ,background in Eb , tuba Bumper To Bumper (J Muslin) concert key Eb Bb , C , Eb , mp3 Caravan (D. Ellington) concert key Ab Bb , C , Eb , mp3 Circus Tune () concert key Bb Bb , C , Eb Mardi Gras () concert key Bb, mp3 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (C. Adderley) concert key Bb Bb , C , Eb , mp3 Muskrat Ramble() concert key Bb, mp3 New Second Line (P Barbarin) concert key F Bb , C , Eb , C bass , lyrics, mp3 Notre Dame Fight Song concert key F Bb , C , Eb Old Second Line concert key Bb Riverside concert key Bb Saint James Infirmary () concert key C minor mp3 (When the) Saints Go Marching In () concert key Bb C , Bb , Eb , mp3 Sing, Sing, Sing () concert key G minor Tiger Rag (Orig Dixieland Band) concert key Bb Bb, C , Eb Titina (Modern Times Nightclub Tune) concert key D Bb, C , Eb Trandafir de la Moldova (a.k.a. Nabila's Song) ()concert key F Bb, C , Eb You Move Ya Lose (Rebirth) concert key Ab Bb, C , Eb , C bass , lyrics ©2009 The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band Website design by Hepdog Productions "
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    pp 9; Llewellyn World Catalog (2000). *************************************************************** "keep your aura vibrant and strong. This easy-to-read, practical manual contains a variety of exercises you can practice alone or with a partner to build your skills in aura reading and interpretation. Learn to balance your aura on a daily basis so others cannot drain your vital force. "How to see and read the aura" -- Ted Andrews.*** see below: L-013-3 ($3.95) 160 pp. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~**~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Auntie's Sugar Cookies 1 cup butter, room temp. 2 cups sugar (!!) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and extracts. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; pour flour mixture into batter and stir to combine. Pat dough into a ball, cover, and refrigerate at least one (1) hour. Heat oven to 400` (f). roll out refrigerated dough 1/8" thick on a floured board. Cut out with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Or, make "Hugs and kisses" by rolling dough in your hand into x's and o's. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375` for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about four dozen cookies. -- pp 38 -- Llewellyn's World Guide catalog. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~****~**~* **** from the above: [q]"Working On Your Mind Power - Aura Strengthening For Psychic Self-Defense By Abhishek Agarwal Platinum Quality Author Abhishek Agarwal Abhishek Agarwal Level: Platinum Abhishek is a full time Internet Marketer. But more than that, he is passionate about setting goals and achieving them. He is action-oriented and has ... ... Article Word Count: 576 [View Summary] Comments (0) If not, stick around and learn about simple, natural and established ways to strengthen your Aura, redefine your self-worth and lead a happier, stress-free and more contented life than you ever thought was possible - we show you the way, through regular mental regulation. Take a look: - Think back to the days you were feeling exceptionally high on life, positively on top of the world and felt you can take on anything - that kind of readiness and confidence to take on any challenge thrown your way doesn't come easily. We're not saying it can't be done, because it can and philosophers, leaders, spiritual gurus and motivations speakers have shown us the way and we know it can be accomplished - but there's a price for harnessing the power of the true self in order to realize your divinity. It is called self-realization, which can only be achieved through discipline, complete and absolute honestly and dedication to the purpose of empowering the self after reconnecting with the energy within that guides all rational thought so as to enable a person to build a protective shield around them that no earthly energy can disturb. If you have witnessed the success that follows the positive highs in your life, you will know the effect of attracting positive and vibrant energies is simply superb and thus, it is but natural to want more of that kind of aura to last so others can also pick up these senses through their external forces, both human and non-human, and you can make the difference you so badly want to! But, if for some reason you are misguided by the energies within - it happens when you are out of sync with your true self - and end up working away the positive energies, it can result in making your aura work against you. This is to be avoided at all cost if reconnecting with your inner self, reaching your higher consciousness and leading an honorable, happy and peaceful life is your ultimate goal. You need to dispense with all negative vibes, forces and factors both human and otherwise that sucks out the positive energy field in you; stay away from these negatives that drain you out. This is the first step towards realizing your wish for strengthening your aura as these negatives are road-blocks in your path positive success. You can work up to the highest level of consciousness through incorporating certain tried and tested techniques for strengthening your aura. 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    "3. When spending time with certain people, you may recall having been drained by the time you finally part. This can happen at work, at a party, on a bus or plane. It can happen with a loved one or even with a total stranger with whom you've never spoken. This is called psychic vampirism. It has nothing to do with the mythical Dracula-style vampire character. It means that someone is sucking energy in rather than releasing or trading it equitably. This is bad because the individual is likely addicted to other people's energy while unable to share in a stable relationship. Symptoms of this phenomenon are a feeling of oppression, depression, melancholy, fear or general discomfort. You can deflect the leech attempts by imagining a porous shield around yourself. You can also imagine a mirror to reflect their intrusive energy back at them or you can use the old stand by: imagine a field of white light radiating out of yourself. White energy is not well used by all psychic vampires, though a few can tolerate it long enough to invade your space and steal energy from you. Physically, you can also take the following steps when you are around a psychic "leech": sit with your hands folded, clasp your own hands together or simply cross your arms. Be sure to keep both feet flat on the ground so that you are making contact with the earth. Even if there is carpet or some other surface between you and the soil, you will still be able to feed your energy into the earth. In this position, the leech can't steal from your energy stores. This posture creates a closed circuit between you and the earth. Your energy can only move through you and back to its source. The leech is thus, shut out."
    " An Aura is a field of energy surrounding every living thing including people, plants, animals and even some inanimate objects that have picked up energy from their environment or the living creatures in it. Many people see auras most easily in dim light. They appears to the eye and to special cameras as a field of colored light that differs for each individual. Also, the aura of a creature can change throughout the day as energy levels and mood change. The different colors indicate many things about the individual. Current health, emotions, stress and personality are all clearly marked on a person's body through this unique field of energy. There are many auric readers who can help a person determine problems with their health, deep-seeded psychological issues that clients are unaware of as well as other challenges that they face. Reading auras is not so easy that you should expect to do it the first time you try. This incorrect assumption is part of the reason why so many people are skeptical of auric readings and Kirilian Photography. From the vantage point of many readers there are at least 6 types of auras which exist on separate planes of existence: ETHERIC (Physical), MENTAL (Emotional), ASTRAL (Spiritual). The etheric body of your aura is the easiest to see. This is usually what first-time readers see. To begin, sit in low light (not darkness). Dusk or dawn are both perfect times. Relax your eyes and allow your mind to wander to calm thoughts. Try to focus on happy memories from your past rather than things you have to get done in the present time. This will inhibit your mind's ability to open to this different way of seeing. When your mind is calm, look at your hand. If you can't see a halo of colored light around your skin, don't assume you will never be able to see it. Instead imagine a force field of colors extending a few inches around your skin, like a second skin. Turn your hand over and imagine the force field in three dimensions. You are not kidding yourself by doing this imagining exercise. You are training your mind to accept what it is not used to seeing. Low light is essential to seeing auras for the same reason that night time is essential to seeing the moon in the sky. If too much light from the sun is present, it blinds us to the moon's presence. So too does an aura become invisible in too much light. In time and with practice (probably when you least expect it) you will see an aura on yourself or someone else. Once this happens, you are ready to interpret what you see. Consider the following colors when studying the aura of a living or non-living thing: * Black Current Illness, Suffering from a Curse, Hex or Spirit Possession, Engendering Strong Negative Feelings Such as Hatred, Angry, Confused, Destructive to Self and Others, In Mourning, Experiencing a Grave Loss, Excessively Abstinent, Absorbing Too Much Energy, May Qualify as a Psychic Vampire from Leeching Energy from Others. * Blue Truthful, Peaceful, Communicative, Tranquil, Adept with Dream Magick, Prophetic, Friendly, Protective, Hopeful. * Dark Blue Impulsive, Meditative, Depressed at Times, Capable of Deep Meditations, Strong Capability for Astral Work, Changeable and Mobile. * Light Blue Peaceful, Friendly, Patience, Tranquil, Good Listener, Communicator and Understanding of Others, Can Be Too Introverted. * Brown Strong Connection to Nature, Uncertainty, Strong Connected to Animal, Currently Grounding Energy that is No Longer Useful, Strong Affinity to the Home, Ability to Locate Lost Objects, Tendency to Hesitate. * Gold High Yang Energy, Attractive, Persuasive to Others, Confident, Charming, Wealthy, Powerful, Capable of Increasing Whatever They Wish, High Spirituality. * Gray Neutral Energy, Sign of Stagnation, Sign of Impending Ill Health. Client may also be currently Grounding and/or Deflecting Negative Energy, Possession or Psychic Attack from Another Person or Spirit. * Green Strong Connection to Nature, Successful, Inner Beauty, Fertile, Healthy, Financially Sound, Prosperous, Strong Yang Energy, Rejuvenating to Self and Others. * Orange Successful, Creative, Lucky, Attractive to Others, Socially Stable, Adaptability to Many Different Environments, Stimulating, Healthy, Capable of Giving Off Healing Energy. * Pink Loving, A Good Friend to Others, Romantic, Faithful, Honorable, Strong Yin Energy, Decency, Moral. * Purple Psychically Capable from Birth, Wise, Connected to or Aware of Spirits, Independence, Strong Capability with Divination, Spiritually Evolved, Rich in Psychic Power, Healthy, Strong Yin Energy. * Red Lustful, Powerful, Vital, Strong, Courageous, High Yang Energy, Potent Physically, Healthy, Energetic, Emotional, Magnetic, Willful, Vigorous. * Silver Stabilized Soul, Psychically Protected, Angelic or Spiritually Bound to a Powerful Entity, Protected from Supernatural and Psychic Entities. * White Pure in Spirit, Truthful, At Peace Within Oneself, Protected, Connected to High Spirits or Angels, Healthy, Sincere, Spiritual. * Yellow Charm, Confidence, Persuasion, Energy, Attraction, Jealously, Wisdom, Visions, Psychic Powers, Mental Magick and Comprehension. Notes: 1. Birth links us closely with the body, mind and auras of our mothers. The general consensus among experts is that this auric bond remains between a mother and her child for seven to ten years. Mothers need to keep this tangible connection in mind when allowing unnecessary separations from their children. The children (as well as the mother) will experience an energy drain as a result of long periods apart. The same can be true with fathers as well, however the time a child spends in the womb, feeding of its mother's auric energy creates a bond that can be more damaging if broken too soon. 2. Negative emotions such as anger, resentment, jealousy may seem to be invisible from the outside world, but these emotions are not hidden from everyone. To people gifted with auric reading skills, your emotions might as well be a stain on your shirt. Take caution to keep negative thoughts from over-coming you. They may not be as harmless as you think. 3. When spending time with certain people, you may recall having been drained by the time you finally part. This can happen at work, at a party, on a bus or plane. It can happen with a loved one or even with a total stranger with whom you've never spoken. This is called psychic vampirism. It has nothing to do with the mythical Dracula-style vampire character. It means that someone is sucking energy in rather than releasing or trading it equitably. This is bad because the individual is likely addicted to other people's energy while unable to share in a stable relationship. Symptoms of this phenomenon are a feeling of oppression, depression, melancholy, fear or general discomfort. You can deflect the leech attempts by imagining a porous shield around yourself. You can also imagine a mirror to reflect their intrusive energy back at them or you can use the old stand by: imagine a field of white light radiating out of yourself. White energy is not well used by all psychic vampires, though a few can tolerate it long enough to invade your space and steal energy from you. Physically, you can also take the following steps when you are around a psychic "leech": sit with your hands folded, clasp your own hands together or simply cross your arms. Be sure to keep both feet flat on the ground so that you are making contact with the earth. Even if there is carpet or some other surface between you and the soil, you will still be able to feed your energy into the earth. In this position, the leech can't steal from your energy stores. This posture creates a closed circuit between you and the earth. Your energy can only move through you and back to its source. The leech is thus, shut out. 4. Look not only to interpret the colors you see but the ones you don't see. If you are missing the color red, then perhaps you need to improve your health, confidence or zest for life. Learn the colors of the Chakras and strengthen the positions that correspond to the missing colors with the instructions provided. A balanced aura is one that has as many colors as possible. Do your best to have a well-rounded aura to ensure a balanced body, mind and soul. 5. When seen in full around a person's whole body, the aura should appear almost like an egg. Breaks, misshapen spots, tears or other flaws can indicate inner emotional, mental, physical or spiritual despair or health problems. Look for gray or black areas that cover certain parts of your body. This will help you learn of hidden or not so hidden illnesses."
    ************************************************************************** [q]"[b]Grounding[/b] (by Cheryl Dunn) Grounding connects you to the living earth and the the cosmic energies of the heavens. You can do this standing, sitting, riding in a car or even standing on your head if you wish. I wouldn't want the visualization task for the last one, though. :) The best position to start out is sitting in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and your palms resting on your thighs. This is called the Egyptian posture and is an open meditation posture rather than the closed posture of the lotus from India. The open posture allows for a free flow of energy through your body. It acknowledges and embraces our life's relationships. So, have a seat. Get comfortable. Breathe deeply into your belly rather than rapidly in your chest. Now imagine a cord from your tail bone and feet reaching into the earth. Send out roots like from a tree. Connect yourself solidly with the earth. That's it. Now that you are grounded pull up some green earth energy for yourself. It will be slow peaceful energy that can sustain you in times of stress. Feel this nurturing energy flow up through your feet and tail bone to your heart then allow it to flow out to every cell in your body. Next send any negative energy or any energy that you perceive came from a source other than yourself down through your grounding cord into the earth. Say to it, 'I release you to be used for good.' This energy will then be cleansed by the earth and recycled back to where it originated. Thank the earth for the use of it's energy. Check with yourself. How do you feel now? Smile. Our earth loves us all. While you are still grounded imagine or visualize the crown of your head opening up and receiving white light from the cosmos. This is star energy and will be golden and warm. Run it down the back of your body and allow it to mix with the earth energy. Allow the mix to flow to every part of your body, your mind and your aura. And how do we feel now? Thank the cosmos for the loving energy it has given you. Decide that any excess energy will drain off down your grounding cord and be recycled by our earth. You can also bend over and spill out any excess cosmic energy from your crown rather than cycling it all the way through your body to your grounding cord. You have been running some form of energy all your life, so while this is new to your conscious awareness, it is not a strange thing for you as a being to be doing. Still, don't over-do since you are handling a lot of energy with this exercise. Seven cycles a week are recommended for beginners. You are now in an enhanced state mentally and psychically. If you want to look for Power Animals, Names or Symbols it will be easier."[/q] [q]"[b]Aura Cleansing[/b] (by Cheryl Dunn) Amethyst and Anyone else who wants to try, You can explore and repair the seven boundaries of your aura. It is a powerful healing and will help you in many ways. When you have run several cycles of earth and cosmic energy check for any pictures that may show up and look at them and explode them. Bless them and let them go. Next rest your awareness in the center of your head. If you have trouble doing this, place your hands over your ears and go to the area between your hands. This is called the 'seat of your soul'. Notice how this feels. It is usually a calm center to be in and a good place to start any soul work. Now move your attention to two or three inches outside and around your body. Your aura is oval or egg shape and goes all the way around you, including your feet. It consists of seven layers and can extend out several feet. No rule on how far it goes. You are the only judge of where your aura's outer boundaries are. The first two or three inches is the first layer of the aura and is related to your physical health. Go over the boundaries of this layer as well as all six outer layers. Look around the layer of the aura you are repairing. See, feel, hear or imagine something you would like to repair and then repair it. If you don't find any thing to repair, spend some time smoothing the boundaries. Own the entire boundary. Contemplating the characteristics of a particular layer can help you light up this boundary. Things you may find are rips, holes, weapons, dents, bumps, ridges and no boundary at all. All these anamolies are caused by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Fortunately they can be fixed - by you. Sew up the holes, put a poultice or a bandage on them, fasten them back together with Velcro or duck tape. What ever will begin a healing of the damage that has been done. Smooth out the dents (caused by others throwing "Stuff" at you. If they are big take a psychic hammer to them and tap or bang them out. Weapons are someone else's negative energy they threw at you. Pull them out and drop them down your grounding cord or blow them up. Be sure to blow up any pictures you find attached to them. If you find an area of no boundaries, pat or hug it into place. Create a new boundary if you need to. Use gold cloth, or gossamer spider webs or star dust or what ever you find beautiful. (No beer cans. You will just have to get rid of them later. :)) Any unwanted energy, colors, feelings, sounds should be dropped down your grounding cord for our earth to recycle. Take a vacuum cleaner with you and get rid of the dust and dirt. Drop the bag down the grounding cord. This is your aura. Decorate it with the colors and sounds and feelings you would like to have there. It is your most intimate home. Make it glorious. If it seems like you can't do it all in one sitting, dust and polish what you can. Patch and stitch and put up temporary bandages where you know you will need to come back and work later. If you have not done a lot of personal work, getting your aura cleaned up and beautified can take some time. Just set aside a few minutes at least once a week for this activity. The pay off for you is tremendous. Be sure to do all this with a spirit of play. You can't get in trouble if you maintain a playful attitude. Don't go ripping through trying to do everything at once or invalidating yourself for having to clean house. Everyone needs to clean house. Aren't you lucky you can do this for yourself."[/q] [q]"[b]Shielding[/b] (by Cheryl Dunn) Klaus, And all. I called it shielding, but it amounts to the same thing. Do your grounding exercise. Really now, how many have tried that? It puts you in a more powerful position to operate as a spiritual being. And you feel good afterwards. Anyway, do the grounding. Look for any negative energy in your space and cycle it down through your grounding cord into the earth. Look for any pictures that you may want to blow up. Enjoy blowing them up. You can still recall the memory of that incident or person if you wish, you just won't have so much negative emotion and energy tied up with it. Now we can get into chakra cleansing and aura cleansing and how to open and close chakras and how to repair your aura, but for right now I just want you to get the idea that these things may need doing so you won't try to go overboard on the shielding. Why not? Because you will be locking in dirty yucky bad stuff that you really would rather get rid of instead of sealing it in with you. The first type of shield is one you should use if you are doing a reading for another. What you usually do with another person is to establish a heart cord or connection. This is a good thing. Giving of your essence to the other person is not. So you put up a metal barrier at your solar plexis and stomach level to keep them from draining your energy. You visualize or imagine it in place and it is there. I keep my 'reading shield' there at all times. So, have you got your shield in place now? Good. When you are done with a reading don't forget to disconnect the heart cord. You should also flick your fingers to get rid of any negative energy that may have come up during a reading. A second type of shield is a circle of light. You can draw a white light circle around you with your hands and invoke a blessing by saying 'Let my action (or this reading, or whatever) be for the greatest good.' This white light is Creator energy and you are safe. Others can be included in this circle and it is a good space to do readings. You can open this and the next circle by reversing the direction of your hand motion and saying 'I release this energy for the use of those who need it.' If you feel you are under attack by a psychic energy that means you harm draw a circle of fire around you and your higher self and your aura. You can use this in an emergency anywhere you are. Don't include others because then they will be in it with you and you will have to let down your fire wall to get them back out. If you have done something that draws this kind of energy, you shouldn't pull others in with you. You may not have done anything 'wrong'. You may just have drawn the jealous attention of someone who does not like to see people happy or at peace. Spirit Lady has you looking for your symbol. Well guess what? That will also afford you protection. Mine is a spiral webbed shield and Klaus has a cross with a shield. Might be that's one of it's uses. Whatcha think? :) Hold it in front of you to ward off attack. Your power animal can also help you by giving you the particular energy it is imbued with. Even Deer or Mouse can help. Deer can run like the wind and Mouse can hide really good. Learn the attributes of your animal. Also study its' prey if it is a predator and its' predator if it is prey. That is a symbiotic relationship that both benefit from and will have lessons for the traveler. Now you can install a solid metal shield around you but be sure to mount a video camera so you can see what is going on 'outside'. You will not be able to do any readings or communicating psychically with the metal shield in place, but no one could get you either. This is extreme and would not normally be used unless you got into some very serious trouble. You would have to handle your attacker at that point or stay sealed off for the rest of your life. Really, the best thing to do is to work for the greatest good and not to dabble or fool around with any of the negative forces you may run across. You can draw a pentagram on the roof of your car every time you drive so that you will be safe in traffic. You can draw one over each passenger as well as the driver if you feel the need. You can draw the pentagram or any other sacred symbol on the roof of your house to protect your home. Just draw it in the air with your fingers and have it float up to settle on the roof. Another thing you can do is the thanking ceremony that Spirit Lady told Melissa. Thank the earth for providing for you, thank your Power Animal for traveling with you, thank the Creator for allowing you your time here to learn. Acknowledging your relationship to those who support you will strengthen the ties with them and give you more strength to continue your journey. You can carry special stones or feathers or coins or any other thing that comes to you as a gift from life. Some people have little pouches that they carry with items such as these. You can call it a medicine bag or a magic bag or just a bag. It should be things that have meaning to you. Even tiny drawings can go in there. Some people put tobacco or pennies in it to leave as gifts to the earth when they have enjoyed a space outside or gotten a 'gift' from nature. Take a shower. Wash the negatives down the drain to be recycled by our earth. It really works. Lots of things you can do, huh? The very best thing you can do for yourself is to work for the greatest good for all involved. That means you as well as others. Don't wear yourself to a frazzle because someone 'has to have' something you should give out of love and concern. "[/q]
    "Focusing (by Cheryl Dunn) Focusing is like having a laser beam compared to an overhead light. Use your abilities of focus and concentration to sense energy. Focus is the ability to concentrate on one idea to the exclusion of all others. If you want to find information, it is important to focus upon it. The degree of focus you put on it will determine how fast you gain the knowledge you seek.Focus takes you directly to what you seek. as you concentrate on something, thinking of it to the exclusion of all else, you are directing your mind like a laser beam. When your mind is thus directed, you cannot be affected by the other energies in the universe; you are protected in that sense, and what you are focusing on becomes clear. Imagine that focus is like a beam of energy that goes out into the future, into another person, into whatever you want answers about, and lights up that area. It is like a beam of energy that goes out from you and sets up, like a telegraph wire, a way for energy and knowledge to come back. If there is anything you want to become aware of, focus upon it, for whatever you turn your attention to you will create. As you become aware of energy, you will want to determine if it is charging or draining you. You have the ability to determine that by monitoring your energy. If you are paying attention to a certain situation and feeling drained, acknowledge your ability to know and sense truth. If you are involved in any situation, you know if you are being drained by it or charged. Become even more aware of those things that charge you, for where you turn your attention you begin to attract more of the same. "
    from: [q]"[b]Meditation Support[/b] How to Strengthen and Protect Your Spiritual Magnetism From Awaken to Super-consciousness by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) From the March 2003 Daily Meditator We affect others by our magnetism. They in return, by their magnetism, affect us. It is vitally important to understand the principles of magnetism, how they can be used for our own and others' benefit, how to benefit from others' magnetism, and how to protect ourselves against harmful magnetism in others. Sat-sanga (good company) is almost as important on the path as meditation itself. Mix more with spiritually minded people. Tune in consciously to their vibrations. As you draw from others, so give love and appreciation in return. By thus closing the energy circuit, you will help bring about a mutual increase of magnetism. (To draw on others like a sponge is to drain their energy without in any way increasing your own. For your energy increases only if you raise your vibrations, never if you lower them.) A negative human magnet can actually sap the power of a positive magnet, if the latter is inattentive, and especially if the negative magnetism is the stronger. On the other hand, if the positive magnet is the stronger it won't be deeply affected, especially if it is attentive and consciously maintains a magnetic shield. If it is much stronger, it may actually succeed in converting the negative flow in the other person to a positive one. Here is an earnest suggestion, however: Don't, in the name of loving all, take chances with your own magnetism. You will grow faster spiritually if you try to serve others. Don't serve them, however, beyond a realistic appraisal of your own magnetic strength. Sat-sanga is important for another reason also: When spiritually inclined people get together, especially for meditation, they increase the magnetism of everyone involved. Yogananda called this phenomenon "the law of invisible vibratory exchange." There are ways of protecting yourself from negative magnetism, and ways also of developing positive magnetism. Beware, however, of using spiritual power for ego-gratification… Yes, there are words of power (mantras they are called) by which you can affect objective reality. You can also, by concentrating at the point between the eyebrows and rotating the will powerfully around the thought of self, learn to send powerful thoughts from your own spiritual center to that center in others whom you want to affect. But beware of hurting anyone. In such cases there is a boomerang effect. The action must be for their welfare, and must proceed from higher consciousness. Beware, above all, of reawakening the delusion in your own subconscious that an outward direction of energy is desirable. If you are faced with negative influences, and can't avoid them, here are a few helpful suggestions for how to cope with them: 1. If those influences come to you unsolicited, remember: They may have been sent to help you grow stronger in yourself. A hothouse plant grows larger and more luxuriant than its cousins out of doors, exposed as they are to wind, rain, and cold, but it has less stamina. What I am saying about magnetism, then, mustn't make you cowardly. Take it only as a reminder to be prudent. 2. If you know you are going to be exposed to tamasic [darkening, heavy] vibrations, take the time to meditate beforehand. Then harmonize the vibrations of your heart. Next, consciously emanate peaceful vibrations outward from your heart center to your environment. For human energy has two modes of expression; one of them is giving, the other, receiving or absorbing. If you can consciously enter the giving mode, you will find yourself much less affected by outside influences, whether good or bad. 3. Mentally chant, according to the sincere call of your heart: for example, "I am Thine. Be Thou mine," or, less personally, "I am light. I am love. I am a fountain of unending peace!" 4. Send the heart's energy upward to the point between the eyebrows. Feel yourself surrounded and embraced by the divine light. 5. In the privacy of your meditation room, place your arms down at your side. Then, mentally chanting AUM, bring them upward, straight out to the side, with your palms up, until you join the palms high above the head. Mentally create an aura of upward-moving light around your body. 6. Extend your arms before you, your palms touching. Then move them out and around your body in a broad circle until the palms or fingers touch once again behind your back. Mentally, while repeating this process, chant, "AUM-TAT-SAT." (The as in TAT-SAT are pronounced short, with an "uh" sound: "TUT-SUT.") [This mantra is the Hindu equivalent of the Christian Trinity: AUM means the Cosmic Sound or Holy Ghost; TAT, the Kutashtha Chaitanya or Christ Consciousness; and SAT, the Father aspect of God, the Spirit beyond all vibration.] Repeat this process at least three times. After you've finished it, feel yourself surrounded by that protective vibration. 7. Try not to look into the eyes of, or shake hands with, people whose vibrations are negative. This avoidance may prove a little socially awkward at times so I don't insist on it, but I should state that these are two of the strongest ways by which magnetism is exchanged between people. (This is one little-known reason for the palms-folded greeting, the namaskar, which Indians customarily use in place of the handshake.) 8. When you find that you must enter a disharmonious environment, keep a spiritual "bodyguard" with you: someone who is on the same spiritual wavelength as you, to help keep your magnetism strong. 9. If you feel yourself under psychic attack from anyone, use your thumb to place a cross of blue light mentally on the attacker. Do it with sufficient will power, and harmful energy will be unable to reach you, but will return to its sender. Direct good energy along with the blocking energy, that your attacker be cured of his anger. A mantra to repeat in such circumstances is "AUM hreeng kleeng Krishnaya namaha." (The first a in Krishnaya is pronounced as in our "ah." The other as are pronounced as in "uh.") Good company, as I said, is extremely important on the spiritual path. Seek out the company of others of like mind. Mix with them lovingly. If you know someone whose spiritual magnetism is particularly strong, spend time with that person. If outward good company is not available, keep good company mentally. One of the best ways of surrounding yourself with good vibrations is to listen to uplifting music. Most important of all, try to keep the company of saints. They will help you, even from a distance, by their subtle magnetic influence. If you know no such people, read their lives; visit places where they have lived; mix with those who knew them. If possible, listen to recordings of their voices. Be conscious, above all, of your own developing magnetism. Feel it surrounding you as you walk, flowing through you as you converse with others. Expand it to the people in your vicinity; include them in your aura. The more you act as a channel of blessing to others, the more you yourself will be blessed. Your magnetism will be enhanced, and your efforts to reach God greatly accelerated."[/q] {?????????} plus:
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/27/2009 12:29:17
    Mozart g minor viola quintet -- Borromeo, live at Jordan Hall. maybe here? Moz viola quintets.. by various and wonderful...
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/29/2009 01:57:02
    Possible diagnosis... Jan 27, 2009 "[b]Deg. Disc Disease[/b] -- right S1 radicular pain. L-S spine with contrast... (mri). Degenerative Disc Disease
    As we age, the water and protein content of the body's cartilage changes. This change results in weaker, more fragile and thin cartilage. Because both the discs and the joints that stack the vertebrae (facet joints) are partially composed of cartilage, these areas are subject to wear and tear over time (degenerative changes). The gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease. Degeneration of the disc is medically referred to as spondylosis. Spondylosis can be noted on x-ray tests or an MRI scan of the spine as a narrowing of the normal "disc space" between the adjacent vertebrae. An MRI scan may show the early changes of a loss of water content in the disc. Degeneration of the disc tissue makes the disc more susceptible to herniation and can cause local pain in the affected area. Any level of the spine can be affected by disc degeneration. When disc degeneration affects the neck, it is referred to as cervical disc disease. When the mid-back is affected, the condition is referred to as thoracic disc disease. Disc degeneration that affects the lumbar spine is referred to as lumbago. Lumbago causes pain localized to the low back and is common in older persons. Disc degeneration can occur at any level of the spine and can cause pain in the affected area with radiation of pain along the nerves emerging from the spinal canal at that level. Symptomatic lumbar disc degeneration is most common in people of working age, usually between 30 and 50. If you're concerned you are showing signs of degenerative disc disease, and would like to confirm your suspicions, you should take a moment to visit our symptoms page. Here, the experts at LSI go over the common symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease. It is important to know what activities can lead to degenerative disc disease if they are not performed with caution. One of the best ways to prevent this condition is to know how it's developed. We suggest you take a few moments to review our page dedicated to the cause of degenerative disc disease. If you've already been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, and you are tired of the limitations it is placing on your life, you will likely benefit from reading how LSI approaches degenerative disc treatment through minimally invasive procedures. If you are left with any questions or would like more information on how LSI can help you get your life back, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you." mri with contrast: [b]What is an MRI with contrast (dye)?"[/b] Posted by John Holden on Sun, Jan 11, 2009 An MRI is high-tech medical imaging test that can help your doctor diagnose many different types of disease. You can read more about MRI scans here. When your doctor decides to send you for an MRI he or she will fill out a prescription or a Radiology referral form. The form will usually have your name, your symptoms, the doctor's signature, and the type of test being ordered. The MRI test your doctor orders usually matches the body part where you are having symptoms. For example, if you have knee pain, your doctor will order an MRI of the Knee. Your doctor or the Radiologist interpreting the scan may recommend that the test be done with contrast (aka dye). MRI Contrast Indications Roughly, about 20% of MRIs are ordered with contrast. MRI contrast is used in specific circumstances and enhances the MRI scan images. Here are some common reasons why contrast is given: * History of tumor, cancer, or surgery * Looking for infection, inflammation, or cancer * Evaluating blood vessels * Investigate a finding on the pre-contrast part of the scan MRI Contrast Side Effects Though MRI contrast (gadolinium) is safer than the CT contrast, there are still some risks associated with the injection. The most common side effects include: * Allergic reaction * Flushing/redness * Hives * Blood clots * Dizziness * Shortness of breath The Contrast Injection The injection is usually given after some "pre-contrast" MRI scans have been done. The techologist or Radiologist wil come into the MRI scan room and move the table out of the MRI machine. He or she will then place a tourniquet around your arm or hand. Using a small butterfly needle or an IV, they'll inject about 10-20 milliters of dye into your vein. The needle is removed and you are placed back into the MRI machine for the rest of the scan. Passing on the Contrast Injection As a patient, you have the right to be informed and decide how you receive medical treatment. If you are afraid of the injection or potential contrast side effects, you should discuss this with your doctor or the Radiologist at the facility and learn more about why the contrast is being given. Have you had an MRI Scan with contrast? What was your experience like? Leave your comments below. Tags: mri, contrast and dye injection COMMENTS I had a cat scan Jan 09. It was exactly as described. A needle with butterfly wings was inserted in my right arm vein. I was instructed to raise my arms over my head so that there was no chance of being caught in the mechanism as the the "donut" moved back and forth. The only surprise was being asked who should be informed if, I should have a reaction to the dye.The tech kindly got my cell phone to look up a telephone #. Shortly there after I had a warm sensation in my throat, next my groin, arm pits and feet. Take a deep breath, hold it, 2 or 3 times and I was finished. My cat scan was preventative, my internist is concerned with wheezing sounds in my lungs. posted @ Friday, January 09, 2009 10:19 AM by susan kerry i am currently having a moderate reaction to contrast injection. i had it 3pm thursday became severly ill at 10pm that night - dizzy, nauseous, hot/colds, headaches and a severe red rash all over my body. it is now Sunday still not much better been backwards and forwards to hospital - received fernegen and cortizone and still not much improvement. wasn't warned of any of this prior as had a ct scan 3 weeks prior to this one with no reaction posted @ Saturday, January 10, 2009 5:52 PM by Kaye Doolan"[/q] [b]"MRI and Metal"[/b] Because I already have the pedicle screws in there....
    "MRI machines use a magnetic field to create images of the inside of your body. As these magnets are very powerful, they will attract metallic objects. As part of the preparation and screening for an MRI scan, the Radiology staff at the clinic or hospital will ask you about metal in your body. Orthopedic hardware such as spinal rods, joint replacements and plates for fractures are safe. Braces and dental fillings are safe as well. That is, they won't move or "fly out of your body." Keep in mind that the MRI will slightly heat these up and you may feel a warm or tingling sensation. Metal does interefere with the quality of the scan, particulary if the body part being scanned is near or has these metallic objects in it. So if you have braces and a need a Brain MRI, image quality will suffer. If you have a pacemaker or medication pump the MRI can interefere with its normal function. It is not safe to go into the MRI scan room if you have either or both of these. You should inform your doctor and the Radiology staff. Newer brain aneurysm clips are safe to go into the MRI machine but you should check with your doctor. It helps to have the name and type of clip that was placed. You can give this information to the Radiology center and they will look up to see if your aneurysm clip is safe for MRI. If you use an oxygen tank or are in a wheelchair, you should inform the Radiology staff in advance. These should not go into the scan room. The facilty will have metal free wheelchairs and extension tubing for your oxygen tank. If you have worked with metal in the past you should inform your doctor and the Radiology facility. Tiny metal shavings may be in your eyes. These shavings can move when exposed to an MRI machine's magnetic field, potentially damaging your vision. You will need an x-ray of your eyes (orbits) to look for metal before your MRI scan. These will be damaged by the magnetic field of an MRI scanner: * Cell phones * iPods * Credit cards * Pacemakers * Medication pumps You should remove these items as they could fly into the MRI scanner and injure you or the technologist: * Metal pens * Paper/hair clips * Jewelry, piercings * Keys, belt buckles * Oxygen tank, wheelchair If you have the following you should not go into an MRI scan room: * Cardiac pacemaker * Medication pump * Metal in eyes Remember, inform your doctor and the Radiology staff if you have any metal in your body. Our list is not comprehensive. Suggestions are welcome to help expand it. Please leave your comments below. Tags: mri, metal "
    but pedicle screws, because they're titanium.. aren't affected?? also, these various tags: Browse by Tag * acr certification (2) * bone densitometry (1) * claustrophobia (3) * comparision shopping (1) * comparison shopping (1) * contrast and dye injection (2) * contrast side effects (1) * contrast/dye injection (1) * conventional colonoscopy (1) * CT scan (6) * ct scan prices (1) * DEXA scan (1) * find MRI scan center (1) * find Radiology center (4) * insurance (1) * medical imaging costs (1) * metal (1) * mri (8) * mri scan (6) * mri scan prices (1) * open mri (3) * open mri pictures (1) * osteoporosis (1) * PET scan (2) * prepare for mri scan (1) * prepare for ultrasound scan (1) * radiation (1) * Radiologist (1) * Radiology (1) * Radiology test preparation (1) * ultrasound (1) * virtual colonoscopy (2) If you are claustrophobic or think you might be, here are some tips: 1. Let your doctor know. He or she may prescribe a mild sedative to help you get through the test. If you do take one, don't forget to bring someone along to drive you home. 2. Inform the Radiology staff. The technologists who do the scanning work with patients all day and can talk you through the scan. 3. During the scan keep your eyes closed. You can ask for a towel to put over your eyes. Breath normally. If you start feeling claustrophobic during the scan, talk to the technologist and let him or her know. 4. Choose an open MRI. Open MRIs were initially designed for claustrophobic and overweight patients. You can read more about open MRI scans in this blog entry. Severely claustrophobic patients may need a sedative as well.
    "Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease Primary management for DDD is non-operative and includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and exercise programs to strengthen abdominal and spinal musculature, improve aerobic fitness, and reduce lumbar lordosis (swayback). Surgical intervention is an option when nonoperative medical management fails to adequately relieve the intolerable pain during activities of daily living which is individual-specific. It should also be considered in patients with initial signs and symptoms of progressive neurologic deterioration, specifically numbness or muscle weakness. Classical surgical treatment for DDD which has failed nonoperative management is a spine fusion. However, advances in disc replacement technologies have made this technique a viable option for many individuals. Early investigations have demonstrated lumbar disc replacements have had outcomes equivalent to spine fusion. Not all individuals with DDD are good candidates for disc replacement surgery. Concomitant spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis), history of spinal infection, posterior spinal arthritis, and multilevel disc disease are relative or absolute contraindications. For those individuals who are not candidates for lumbar disc replacement, lumbar spine fusions have had good short-term and long-term outcomes. Fusion involve creating a solid bony connection between two or more vertebrae anteriorly, posteriorly, or both. In a spine fusion procedure, the surgeon joins two or more adjacent vertebrae. Bone taken from other parts of the body, usually the pelvis just above the hip joint, is placed across the vertebrae. Plugs of bone shaped like hockey pucks or cages made of metal or plastic are used between the vertebrae anteriorly. Posteriorly the bone is ground up into small pieces and laid down over the spine. The vertebrae and bone graft grow together as healing progresses, eventually forming a single unit without motion across them. If the spine is in overall good position, spinal implants may not be necessary. So while not all spinal fusions require implants, many patients whose spines are weakened by injury or disease or whose deformities must be corrected are treated with internal fixation or spinal implants. If the spine needs to be placed and maintained in a new position, spinal implants will typically be necessary. The implants can include rods, screws, and hooks to fixate and stabilize the spine. Various types of implants are used depending on the problem that required the fusion, the patient's age, and the surgeon’s judgment. These implants are usually left implanted indefinitely to minimize the possible loss of spinal alignment. The development of a spine fusion may take up to one year during which time physical activity may be limited and a spine brace may be recommended. Fusion surgery is inherently more complicated, more painful, and riskier than procedures such as discectomy and laminectomy. There is no consensus in the medical community as to the appropriate indications for fusion surgery. Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Degenerative Disc Disease What is the problem with the lumbar spine? Is there significant narrowing and compression? What treatments do you recommend? What operative treatments are options? Is spinal fusion preferable to laminectomy and other procedures? Will spinal implants be used? If so, what kind and what is their purpose? What are the possible complications? What are the chances the preoperative symptoms will be improved or eliminated?"
    from: McKenzie exercise, in general focuses on extending the spine to reduce pain generated from a collapsed disc space (e.g. from degenerative disc disease). Theoretically, extension may also help reduce a herniated disc and reduce pressure on a nerve root. For patients who are suffering from leg pain due to a herniated disc (e.g. sciatica), extending the spine may help reduce the leg pain by "centralizing" the pain (moving the pain from the leg to the lower back). For most people, back pain is usually more tolerable than leg pain. Sometimes, based on the structured evaluation, flexion exercises are appropriate. *** This article is about the Top Cow comic book series. For its fictional star character, sometimes colloquially known as Witchblade, see Sara Pezzini. For the TV series, see Witchblade (TV series). For the anime series of the same name, see Witchblade (anime). Witchblade is an American comic book series published by Top Cow Productions, an imprint of Image Comics, from 1995 until present. The series was created by Top Cow editors Marc Silvestri and David Wohl, writers Brian Haberlin and Christina Z, and artist Michael Turner. The series follows the lives of two disparate women in New York City, Sara Pezzini and Danielle Baptiste. Sara is a tough-as-nails NYPD homicide detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, sentient artifact with immense destructive and protective powers. The weapon has bonded with various women throughout history, Danielle being the most recent. Others who have come into contact with the Witchblade include Cleopatra and Joan of Arc. Sara struggles to hone the awesome powers of the Witchblade and fend off those with a nefarious interest in it, especially entrepreneur Kenneth Irons. She also struggles to maintain a personal life. There have been many spin-off titles which place the Witchblade in other times and settings. The character of Sara Pezzini was also featured in crossovers with characters from other franchises, including Lara Croft, JLA, and the cast of Battle of the Planets. Witchblade was adapted into a moderately successful television series in 2001-2002, starring Yancy Butler as Sara Pezzini. The title was also adapted into an anime and manga series in 2004. Each takes place in a futuristic Japan and features a new blade-wielder, with little resemblance to Pezzini or to each other, in the role. There have been two soundtracks to the comic books series (which had a limited print run). A feature film, currently titled The Witchblade, is scheduled for a 2009 release.[1][2] he Witchblade is a conscious, intelligent, and ancient weapon with supernatural origins. It is one of thirteen artifacts of similar kind, of which only five have been revealed to date: the Witchblade, the Angelus, the Darkness, the Ember stone, and the Eye of Winter. It is the offspring of the universe's opposing aspects, the Darkness and the Angelus (the dark and the light). The Witchblade is a male aspect created to act as a balance, which must have a female as a host. The Witchblade was discovered in modern times in Greece by Kenneth Irons, but before he found it, it had many wielders. When not in use, it can look like an ornate, jewel encrusted, right-handed gauntlet. When wielded by an unworthy user, that person will lose their arm. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the host, who can hear the Witchblade. When used, it expands across the body of the wielder, shredding clothes and covering the body like an armour. The amount and coverage of the armour depends on the level of the threat. For example, when facing mortals, it will usually generate less armour than when facing a demon of hell. This armor can produce extensions of itself that can form swords, other stabbing weapons, hooks, chains, shields, and wings, enabling the wielder to fly. It may also become temperamental if the wielder chooses not to use it. When wielded, it can shoot energy blasts from the hand or sword, fire projectile darts, and whip-like grapples to attack or to climb. The Witchblade is also an excellent lock pick, and can heal wounds, even mortal ones. The Witchblade can re-animate the dead, empathically show the wielder scenes of great trauma, and allow the wielder to relive experiences from past wielders as dreams. The Witchblade has now split into two parts following the events in the First Born miniseries. One half belongs to Dani while Sara has reclaimed the other half. [edit] Top Cow's world The Top Cow universe is populated by demons, dimensional gates, ghosts and magic. Supers are generally enhanced humans from government, or private entrepreneurial projects. Both the mafia and the Yakuza are prominent forces. Sara's old precinct, the 18th, or "the One Eight" is in the roughest part of New York, where murders occur often. There is a reference to a time that no homicides were reported for two days straight, which the precinct took as a sign of the Apocalypse. Religious followers of God and Satan are prolific, with agents of both sides frequently showing up with their minions to do battle. [edit] Characters * Danielle Baptiste: The latest in the long line of bearers, Danielle is an impulsive but good-hearted young dancer who was born in New Orleans. After moving to New York to pursue her career, she experienced a mysterious dream which foretold her destiny. In the vision, she saw herself inheriting great power by means of a mystical gauntlet, though she was told that it would require much discipline to control. Perplexed by the message, Dani found herself taking a walk and wandering to an antique shop the next day. It was there that she encountered Sara Pezinni, the then-current wielder of the Witchblade. Having become pregnant, Sara realized that the time had come for her to relinquish the gauntlet. She also noticed that it became quite animated in Dani's presence, constantly reaching out to her. Dani recognized the Witchblade as the same artifact from her dream, and offered to relieve Sara of it upon learning what it was. Realizing that Dani was meant to become the next bearer, Sara relinquished the Witchblade to her.[3] After receiving possession of the balance, Dani faced a string of challenges in learning to control both it and her emotions. While exploring her power, she also faced and overcame a number of mystical opponents.[4][5] Eventually, Dani returned half of the Witchblade to Sara in order to save Sara's life following the birth of her child. Both women bear distinct visual effects when activating the gauntlet. Dani's signature image is that of a noticeably golden armor intermixed with gray, while she also manifests fairy-like wings when flying.[6] * Sara Pezzini: A New York City detective, Sara is a disciplined, tough-talking woman who first encountered the Witchblade while on a case with her ex-partner, Michael Yee. After both officers were mortally wounded by criminal Ian Nottingham, the gauntlet suddenly left the possession of Nottingham's employer, Kenneth Irons, and gave its power to Sara, healing her wounds. Pezzini has since been thrown into a darker world in which she's encountered a number of mystical opponents and strange cases while weilding the Witchblade. Quite often, she has wished for her life to return to normal. Eventually, it was revealed that the Witchblade was actually the offspring of the universe's primal forces, the Angelus and the Darkness. When Jackie Estacado, the host of the Darkness, was taken control of by his power, he impregnated a temporarily comatose Sara as part of an effort to sway the Witchblade's balance. However, neither of them became aware of this until later.[7] Eventually, Sara met and relinquished the Witchblade to Dani Baptiste, whom the artifact had a strong affinity toward. Coincidentally, Dani also happened to be the daughter of Sara's police captain. Following the birth of her daughter, Hope, Sara's life was saved when she received half of the Witchblade from Dani. Both women bear distinct visual effects when activating the gauntlet. Sara's signature image is that of a lightly silver armor intermixed with gray, while she also manifests dragon-like wings when flying.[6] * Ian Nottingham: Formerly a Captain of the British Special Air Service regiment, Ian subsequently joined MI5. He underwent behavioural modifications for the purpose of infiltrating the Yakuza. Afterwards, he forgot his past, and became a bodyguard for Kenneth Irons. Ian has phenomenal skill, both with archaic and modern weapons, bordering on the supernatural. In issue #1, Ian kills Sara's partner, Michael Yee. For a time his body and soul underwent a great change, allowing Ian the capability to absorb great quantities of energy, even going so far as to temporarily host both the Witchblade and the Darkness. For a time, he wielded Excalibur, the Witchblade's twin, but it was revealed that the sword was merely a shard of the Witchblade, which quickly reabsorbed it. * Kenneth Irons: A rich entrepreneur that discovered the Witchblade in Greece, Irons' age is undefined. It was eventually revealed that he'd once drank from the Holy Grail, establishing him as older than 800 years.[8] However, due to his exposure to the Witchblade during an attempt to wield it, Irons does not age at a normal rate, appearing to be no older than 35. Initially, Ian Nottingham served as his close and trusted bodyguard, until both Irons' and Ian's fascination with Sara Pezzini drove a wedge between them. In a failed bid to gain control of the Witchblade, Kenneth Irons lost his hand and sacrificed his wife. In issue #75, Kenneth Irons was one of the two characters left in the Deathpool. As a result, Chief Joe Siry killed Irons for all of the troubles that Irons had unleashed on Sara. * Joe Siry: Sara's former captain when she served at the 18th Precinct. He was the partner to Sara's dead father, Detective Vincent Pezzini, and has a tendency to dote on her as if she was his daughter. He is married to Dalia. It was revealed that Siry had a hidden agenda with Irons, which forced him to kill Vincent Pezzini in order to protect Sara. * Jake McCarthy: Jake was Sara's best friend and partner. He grew madly in love with Sara, but his feelings were unrequited. He fell into a coma after he was wounded defending a weakened Sara. When he awoke in issue #100, he was possessed by a malevolent being bent on destroying the world. Sara drove the demonic force out of his body, but Jake committed suicide to ensure that it could never return. * Lisa: Daughter of Maria, a deceased friend of Sara's. Sara promised Maria that she would keep an eye on Lisa. She makes her living as a model. * Julie Pezzini: Sara's sister. She was romantically involved with Jake, but the two broke up when Jake discovered that she was running drugs. Under the effects of a hope-suppressing evil, Jake later returned and shot Julie, but she survived. * The Darkness (Jackie Estacado): Wielder of the Darkness. Jackie has had many run-ins with Sara, as he is not only a wielder of a force of supreme supernatural power, but also a Mafia hitman. In later issues of The Darkness he went from a hitman to a mob boss. While under the Darkness' influence, he impregnated a temporarily comatose Sara, which made him the father of her child, Hope. * Magdalena (Patience): The warrior of the Catholic Church. * The Angelus (Celestine):Wielder of the Angelus. Celestine is the bi-polar adversary of Sara Pezzini. Who becomes the host of the Angelus during the First Born mini-series. In the "Angelus" one-shot it was revealed that her personality is now balanced. However, it was recently shown in the Broken Trinity mini-series that the Angelus side of Celestine was actually a split-personality. * Tora No Shi: a Yakuza assassin who first appeared in issue #15. Tora worked for the Yakuza in the "Family Ties" storyline and was beaten by Jackie. Tora later reappeared in issue #54 and fought Ian Nottingham before attempting to assassinate Kenneth Irons at Caulty Towers. Ian then appeared and defeated Tora. After that Irons took on Tora as his new bodyguard/tool and begun a series of chemical rituals on him. Shi was killed by Ian in issue 75. * Detective Patrick Gleason: Sara's current partner and boyfriend, something they currently keep under raps. * Hope Pezzini: Sara's daughter, who was fathered by the Darkness using Jackie Estacado for the necessary "biology", which makes Hope technically the half-sister of the Witchblade itself. Following a pilot film in August 2000, the cable network TNT premiered a television series based on the comic book series in 2001. The series was directed by Ralph Hemecker and written by Marc Silvestri (who also wrote the comic book) and J.D. Zeik. Yancy Butler starred as Sara Pezzini. Although critically acclaimed and popular with audiences, it was canceled in September 2002.[9] Announced as a production decision, the cancellation nevertheless provoked widespread speculation that the true reason was Butler's alcohol addiction. Butler was ordered to enter rehab for alcohol addiction a year later, after being arrested for wandering intoxicated amidst traffic.[10] Witchblade ran for two seasons on TNT, each featuring 12 episodes. The first episode aired on June 12, 2001, and the last episode aired on August 26, 2002. On April 1, 2008, Warner Home Video announced a long-anticipated DVD release. Witchblade: The Complete Series — a seven-disc collectors set including the original made-for-TV movie, all 23 episodes of the series, and special features — was released July 29, 2008.[1 Film adaptation Teaser poster for the upcoming 2009 feature film. An upcoming 2009 American superhero film based on the series is currently in development.[1][2] The film will be directed by Michael Rymer, who directed the 2002 film Queen of the Damned, and various episodes of Battlestar Galactica, and written by Everett De Roche.[12] [13] The film is one of two being produced and financed back-to-back by Platinum Studios, IDG Films and Relativity Media. The film will be produced by Arclight's Gary Hamilton and Nigel Odell, Platinum Studios' Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, and Steve Squillante of Havenwood Media. Top Cow's Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will be executive producers with Platinum Studios' Rich Marincic and Greenberg Group's Randy Greenberg. Filming is scheduled to begin in September 2008, with China and Australia among the possible locations being considered for filming.[14][15] Megan Fox was recently aproached for the role of Sara Pezzini at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, but has neither accepted or declined yet. [16] [17] The film's website and teaser poster were released in May 2008.[1] [edit] Anime series Main article: Witchblade (anime) In 2004 Japanese animation studio GONZO announced an anime version of Witchblade, with a subsequent manga adaptation. The anime version is considered controversial by some because GONZO has announced that the main character of the anime is of Japanese ethnicity but is not Itagaki, one of the previous bearers of the Witchblade. Instead it is a new character named Masane. This has caused some fans to cry out against what they see as a Nipponisation of the franchise. Although this series sets up an entire new story, with all new characters, it is considered canon.[18] The anime series began broadcast during April 2006 and ran for 24 episodes (a standard series run). The lead character (and new blade wielder) is the kind-hearted Masane who, despite her good intentions, is fairly clumsy and not good around the house. After the events of an earthquake that struck her home 6 years before the series, "year zero", Masane has no recollection of her past prior to this date. When she comes into contact with the Witchblade, Masane also finds herself under the watchful eye of an organization called the NSWF (National Scientific Welfare Foundation), and struggles to hold onto her daughter Rihoko, whom the government is trying to take from her. Unlike the comic witchblade, which only induces bloodlust when in a violent confrontation and creates armor, the anime Witchblade entirely transforms Masane, giving her different eyes and hair, and will ultimately destroy her body. [edit] Manga Likewise, one manga incarnation is being serialized, introducing a different story that features a unique plot & characters and with little similarities (except for the Witchblade and some other settings) with the anime, though the script is written by the same writer Yasuko Kobayashi (小林靖子). [edit] Witchblade: Takeru Witchblade: Takeru (ウィッチブレイド丈流, Witchibureido Takeru?)[19] introduces Takeru, who is an average Japanese high-school girl raised in a Buddhist convent by nuns. She has been experiencing recurring nightmares about the Witchblade calling out to her. This is due to the secret that the temple houses the Witchblade, sealed inside a glass box. Furthermore, her lineage keeps an unknown connection with the mystic artifact and the folklore of the Oni, hence explaining Takeru's strong attraction to the gauntlet which is locally called Oni-no-Te (鬼の手, "Hand of Oni"). Ultimately, Takeru's life suffers a drastic change when she becomes the next bearer of the Witchblade due to some circumstances that force her to randomly encounter it. Witchblade: Takeru started serial run since March 2006 in Champion Red magazine under publisher Akita Shoten. Story by Yasuko Kobayashi (小林 靖子, Kobayashi Yasuko?) with art made by Kazuasa Sumita (隅田 かずあさ, Sumita Kazuasa?), whose art and illustrations carry over an erotic style. Moreover, at a press conference, Bandai Entertainment entered an agreement with Top Cow Productions to release an English language version of the manga. In spite of its violent and erotic content, Bandai Entertainment stated that they won't be censoring the manga. [edit] Japanese novel [edit] Witchblade Lost Generation: Midori no Shōjo Witchblade Lost Generation: Midori no Shōjo (ウィッチブレイド 碧の少女 LOST GENERATION, Witchibureido Midori no Shōjo Lost Generation?) is another story published as a Japanese novel since August 2006 by Tokuma Shoten with art and illustrations done by Uno Makoto, who previously worked in the Witchblade anime as the lead art & character designer. The main protagonist is a sickly 15-year-old Okinawan girl, Yuri Miyazono, who wields the Witchblade for her own survival. Not much specific details have been disclosed regarding the date and time when this novel takes place, besides the postscript has explained it happens in the same timeline as the anime. It says that Yuri is the bearer who immediately precedes Masane Amaha. It also says she is the immediate successor of Takeru Ibaraki from Witchblade: Takeru. [edit] Parodies * A parody of the witchblade, called the "Doucheblade" appears in Howard the Duck volume 2 issue 3, which was published under Marvel Comics' MAX imprint. The Doucheblade, empowered by the god/demon Pazuzu, endows the wielder with revealing and spikey armor just like the Witchblade, but also tremendously augments her bust size. The Doucheblade's metal component is uranium, however. The first wielder died of radiation poisoning, but the uranium appears to have become depleted, since its most recent user was Eleanor Roosevelt. It originally started to bond with a police woman named Suzi Pazuzu, but after a timely intervention by Dr. Bong bonded to Howard instead, whose DNA was unstable at the time, causing him to spontaneously change genders. * In the Pazuzu entry of Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons, & Various Monstrosities, the Doucheblade is given the alternate (and more PG-13) name of "Gub-gala-emegir," which in Sumerian roughly translates as "Cleansing Blade." [edit] Notes 1. ^ a b c "Witchblade Teaser Poster and Site Revealed ";; May 26, 2008. 2. ^ a b Official site of the 2009 feature film 3. ^ Witchblade #103. Top Cow Productions. Issue date, February 2007. 4. ^ Witchblade #107. Top Cow Productions. Issue date, July 2007. 5. ^ Witchblade #110. Top Cow Productions. Issue date, October 2007. 6. ^ a b Witchblade #120. Top Cow Productions. Issue date, August 2008. 7. ^ First Born #2. Top Cow Productions. 8. ^ Witchblade #117. Top Cow Productions. Issue date, May 2008. 9. ^ Josh, Grossberg (2002-09-05). ""Witchblade" Sliced by TNT". E! Online. Retrieved on 2006-12-29. 10. ^ Josh, Grossberg (2003-11-24). ""Witchblade" Star Ordered to Rehab". E! Online. Retrieved on 2006-12-29. 11. ^ Witchblade DVD news: Announcement for Witchblade - The Complete Series | 12. ^ Michael Rymer at the Internet Movie Database 13. ^ BD Horror News - 'Witchblade' Director and Writer Revealed! 14. ^ McClintock, Pamela; "Pic trio wields 'Witchblade': Platinum, IDG, Relativity to finance, produce pics"; Variety; December 12, 2005. 15. ^ 'Witchblade' sharpened for bigscreen; Variety; May 11, 2008. 16. ^ > 17. ^ > 18. ^ "Top Cow Announces Witchblade Manga in 2007". Anime News Network (2006-12-12). Retrieved on 2007-03-24. 19. ^ Manga Review: Witchblade ~ Takeru ~ Chapter 1 [edit] References * Sara Pezzini at the Comic Book DB * Witchblade at the Comic Book DB * Witchblade at Don Markstein's Toonopedia * THE PULSE news of The Year of the Witchblade [edit] External links * Top Cow Witchblade page * Unofficial Witchblade television site * GONZO Witchblade anime site (Japanese) * Air dates and episode guide * Sara's Precinct * Inside Bandai' Witchblade Manga collections * Witchblade: Shades of Grey #1 * Witchblade #105, Witchblade: Takeru #3 * "Witchblade-The Original Soundtrack" * " - Information about the 2009 film" Retrieved from "" Categories: Witchblade | 1995 comic debuts | Top Cow titles
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/29/2009 02:46:32
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/30/2009 19:27:54
    Why does the Request button fail to appear in some cases? If none of the individual items on the title are eligible to fill a request, the Request button does not appear. Reasons for an item being ineligible to fill a request include (but are not limited to): * Item is marked Damaged * Item is marked Missing * Item is in Storage * Item is long overdue * Item belongs to a location that is closed If you are interested in obtaining an item for which the Request button does not appear, contact staff at your local library to pursue obtaining the item by Interlibrary Loan, or fill out a suggestion that your library purchase a copy of the material at:¤tPosition=1&userGroupName=ntn&docId=A97174761&docType=IAC Dancing in the Boston Area. Drumming, clogging, and stepping abound as Minneapolis brings the noise to town with the first ever Hit It! festival, dedicated to percussive music and dance. The lineup is loud: the Flying Foot Forum (Dec. 7, 9, 15) will perform their Flying Feet--The Percussion Project; and the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, a blend of Appalachian clogging and African American stepping, will perform Steppin' Out (Dec. 9, 13, 15). See Source Citation:"A striking festival.(vital signs)(Hit It! festival on Minneapolis)(Brief article)." Dance Magazine 81.12 (Dec 2007): 15(1). Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale. Newton Free Library. 30 Jan. 2009 . Gale Document Number:A172090161
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By smileywoman
    On 01/31/2009 18:07:40
    Shadow, I just wanted to say that I'm sorry that your break continues to cause you problems, and to make it worse...NEW problems! :( I'd hug you, but I'd worry that I'd hurt you!
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 01/31/2009 23:41:55
    ^^ Maria? You can hug me anytime! Warm, careful hugs are some of the best of all! The thing that keeps me going is that sometime, somehow there might be some sort of resolution to all of this... maybe I'll come out lucky.. maybe this current doctor will find something in the upcoming mri that got missed earlier. That would make my day.. and then, well, I might just have to bug you what with all of that great advice you have about good nutrition and cardio. ;) :] We'll see. I admit, I'm half dreading, but half looking forward to the thing. Even though it will probably take place in that coffin underneath a combo of dishwasher and washing machine. (8 -- 10 gears in the transmission?) ALWAYS love to you! Madame Smiley! :] :D DDD -- Degen. Disc Disease: and Degen. DisK Disease: including spinal decompression therapy: FBSS from sites I've probably seen before: Super cat ** DANCEHALL. Calypso music, Bakra Bata' First filmed at the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this musical documentary is likely to keep audiences moving along with the beat of its reggae artists. Among the musicians and groups featured are Rita Marley, Gil Scott-Heron, Gregory Isaacs, and Third World. The stage performances and the scanning of audience reactions are supplemented with backstage interviews. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide 12. Back Out aka Back Out With It Toubab Krewe 1. Natural Mystic - Marley, Bob 2. Rastaman Chant - Traditional 3. Theme from Countryman - Badarou, Wally 4. Rat Race - Marley, R. 5. Jah Live - Peart, Hugh 6. Ramble - Rodriguez, Rico 7. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) - Barrett, Aston 8. Sound System - Hinds, David 9. Mosman Skank - Ford, B. 10. Small Axe - Marley, Bob 11. Sitting and Watching - Brown, Dennis 12. Bam Bam - Hibbert, Toots 13. Ooh! Aah! - Fabulous Five 14. Wisdom - Perry, Lee [1] "Scr 15. Carry Us Beyond - Logie, Godwin 16. Dreadlocks in Moonlight - Perry, Lee [1] "Scr 17. Time Will Tell - Marley, Bob 18. Theme from Countryman - Badarou, Wally 19. Pass It On - Watt, Jean 20. Guidance - Badarou, Wally 21. Obeah Man Dub - Badarou, Wally 22. Theme from Countryman - Badarou, Wally
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/01/2009 19:48:07
    Up Home Tonight -- Canadian step dancing and fiddling in the kitchen type thing. Neat! Investigate Carrib cultural Dorchester/roxbury blue hill ave. Kanda Bongo Man: Awilo Longomba Werrason Koffi Olomide Madilu Sugar Boom - Steel Drums, Marimba, Caribbean Groove ** No woman No Cry Steel Drums No Woman No Cry Steel Pan Drum BIGUP! Aswad - 54-46 Was My Number Tropical Blend "No Woman No Cry"
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/01/2009 23:31:44
    We got to find dis ting and start to talk jah!
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/05/2009 00:46:42
    tv online stuff: My God.. Need (Lashan) as an A1 for a KITT car? oh my....
    "he reason why I ask this is I got this idea for The Sisterhood of Spell and Sword from a book and they are basically a fighter/mage/cleric/druid in terms of power. and I was wanting the class to be 'special' (think Special Forces special) and to me that points at PrC. Any help?"
    He could have cited the book.. no great hard thing to do... Good lingo from the books:
    "Bastet ~An ancient Battle-Goddess. The Magical blade that houses the spirit of an old woman named Need survived the Cataclysm in this Battle-Goddess's temple. The Cataclysm was a result of the final strike of Urtho's and Ma'ar's deaths. Need was lying in a tomb, or a casket, that was sheilded in the temple and the temple itself was triple-sheiled, like most temples were in those days."
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    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/05/2009 18:38:05
    Please note name change of 5 February.. to ShadowLunaCat... What fun! Hopefully this will bring much promise and happier days. Yeah. S.
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/06/2009 10:38:14 Some pretty hot recipes. MSN Virtual Earth
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/06/2009 23:48:02
    Stuff: Like "Funny Cats." How the HELL did I get out here, and WHY? You didn't need all that toilet paper, right? loose kitten pile: Well, let's see: Henry's foot was in my mouth, but my forepaw was on Mary's leg, and then Dick, over there, munched off the end of my tail... Okay! Kitten pile on Ralph! Not a hen with chickens, this is a hen with... KITTENS! kiwi jumps, and then, mondo purr with kitten pile: Hey, you guys! I'm tired! LEt's get it together! Form up! Hail hail! The gang's all **smoosh** here: Henry, if you could MOVE YOUR PAW.. I can fit in quite nicely! Hey, man, I feel a draft.. Chester.. move up in your area! Big, black lovely ball of purr: And then, I started finding clips of abandoned kittens.. kittens just left in a box, kittens just left to fend for themselves.... And the tears started coming... When you want to adopt them all.. and realize you are just ONE person.. and the care and love they all need.... You feel SOO helpless.. and angry.. how they could be left... :( :C
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/07/2009 00:10:17
    Playing.. let's see how well we do. Gonna HAVE to be good, right? Tribute to all those who have gone before.. and all the lovely lives of kitties who have lived... And those, whose lives are touched by the people are the source of future and inspiration. S. Okay, when the post first came up.. I thought all I saw were six images.. well, I think they're all up there now. Hmmmm.. this could be FUN! *********************************************************************** Oh, and I found these: Could it be?
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/07/2009 20:21:59
    Hmmmmm Saturday Night Ceilidgh on WUMB... with streaming audio? Mountain Stage 2 -- 4 pm: Oo! Some goodies: Mountain Stage Archives: West VA Public Broadcasting.. a little way away from Boston... And, what we heard: Downeast Ceilidh With Marcia Young Palmater 8:00 pm-9:00 pm About the show . . . Downeast Ceilidh consists of music of the Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, with a heavy emphasis on the music of Cape Breton Island, which is part of the province of Nova Scotia. "I wanted to give something back to the Canadian-American community centered around Boston, in gratitude for the wonderful music and culture they have shared with me." In addition to the fiddle music which forms the major part of each program, Marcia puts in a few songs, including songs in Scottish Gaelic and Acadian French, the native tongues of many people in the Atlantic Provinces. *~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~**~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~* -- what she was talking about. 1. Canadian-American Club, 202 Arlington St., Watertown, Mass. 617-924-9827 2. French-American Victory Club, 193 Elm St., Waltham, Mass. 781-899-8195 Played quite a bit of ceili and Cape Breton... featuring events at local areas.. French Club in Waltham.. and Canadian-American club in Watertown...? Host: Marcia Young Palmater Downeast Ceilidh airs Saturdays 8 PM - 9PM E-mail Marcia at *~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~* FSSGB Annual Members' Concert Folk Song Society of Greater Boston Watertown MA 7:30 pm 617-623-1806 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Homegrown Coffeehouse Needham MA 8:00 pm 781-444-7478 Union Hall World Music & Dance Coffeehouse Series with City Of Roses Band 0 Special show in conjunction with The Lowell Humane Society Union Hall Coffeehouse Carlisle, MA 7:30 pm 978-287-5745 Westford Barn Dance, Family Dance with OH,CONTRAIRE playing, various Callers The Westford Parish Center For The Arts Westford, MA 01886 3:00 pm 978-239-4083 Cape Breton Dance with Doug Lamey/Kimberley Fraser & Friends Canadian-American Club Watertown 8:00 pm 978-858-3792 http://www. Dance Party with Wildest Dreams Crossroads Coffeehouse North Andover MA 7:30 pm 978-687-3960 Boston Folk Festival: WUMB'S Folk Links: **** Webfeet -- dancing on the web.. for the UK. similar to Dance Gypsy? ~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~ Open Vault provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The ever-expanding site contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools. /thenorthatlanticstrings/ The secret: The Canadian-American Club: plus: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa-Vampire Weekend "I've got the joy (3) by the Kitties: The Indigo Kittens: ~~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~__~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~~__~_~_~_~_~_~ HP a' la Brokeback mountain: "What time is it?"
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/08/2009 00:38:41
    seeing contents of the computer clipboard: windows (?) Accessing the clipboard in Vista: for various online "fun" quizzes: hee hee hee hee:
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/08/2009 13:44:51
    Brazilian hour on Sunday 9pm to 10 pm -- after the Black Hour... regarding questions, comments, etc. last is the Reggae Rockers and other great things. *~**~~*~*~*~**~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~**~*~*~~*~*~**~*~*~~ Tibetan musical links: focusing in a little more on it: into the nitty-gritty: Please feel free to call or e-mail Tsering Ngodup Lama with any questions. Bodhi Tree Gifts and Bodhi Tree Institute Tel: 617-460-2924 Email: *~~*~~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~**~~* Shambala Tibet 270 Newbury Street, 02116 (617) 731-0097 Little Tibet: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~**~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~* *~*~*~~*~**~~**~**~**~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~***~~*~**~~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~** like MSN google Earth MSN Google Earth.. go HERE:
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/08/2009 20:02:10
    So, appointment with the Dr. Shrink tomorrow: Gotta bring all de bottles. and, HOW do I tell him what I need to tell him.... When I'm so damn depressed. When I really don't care about living. When things are really stagnating. And then, I get this "wanna be" thrown into the mix. How I want to go to various athletic clubs; but I'm SOOOOO sick and tired of the male chauvinism crap. How I DON'T wanna impress anybody any more. I just want to be left alone, to just do my thing. I think I'm at the point where if another male, INCLUDING my father, starts saying stuff... "YOu need to watch those calories" -- Yes, Dad,,,, I know... I'm not as stupid as I look" That, I think I will take my stress and frustration upon him, make HIS life a living hell.. each time HE eats.. start in on HIM, ask him if he enjoys it. I think I'm over 21... I THINK that my life is enough of a hell without his adding to it. The dire hell of gaining more weight... and the idea that I can't go and exercise the way I want to. And, when I do, the pain.. the ultra brutal pain that comes with it... So, I wind up doing a bed rest... and the frontal incision... that, no matter WHAT I do.. will NOT go tight.. but has developed scar tissue on top... So, it's stretched out even more. And, people want me to put on happy, decent clothes. And, I would like to know WHY. Who am I dressing for? Who would I want to impress? I really don't care. I don't want to have to go into a job situation.. and wind up being liable to some male dick brain, who can't see beyond his own toes... and who measures womanhood by the exterior, artificial qualities. DON'T give me shallow man, PULEASE! I have had my share, THANK YOU. I am SOO DONE with having to act this way to make THIS man happy, or act THAT WAY to satisfy the quota for this male jerk, or, having to dress in this fashion... to the point where I feel as if I'm bound up, propped up on hurtful heels, where I can feel the pain in my back.. Where I feel as if I just don't want to be seen, or heard. I am just so SICK about the whole thing. Man, if you WANT such an artificial female, well, why don't you just go find a barbie doll, and start screwing that... because, if perfection is your aim.. unrealism is all you'll find. And NO I'm not going to go to Church, or pray to so 'n so, or follow such 'n such cult, or Give it up to God.. When I get so insulted by people who feel they are SOOO close to J.C. .. and then, even on Holy Ground, they feel it's their due to go insulting people, because those people don't hold up to their convoluted standards of perfection. WHEN did it become THEIR RIGHT to become judge and jury? And now, I get to go to this Med Shrink's house... to go through the whole sucker plucker crap all over again. I'm going to look him in the eye.. and just say the stuff... Maybe he'll say something intelligent; I don't know. There are a LOT of unknowns. At this point, I just don't like the life I have... And I'm just about to my wit's end about all the choices and chances I'll have. sanity.. thou art a conundrum. I. Just. Don't. Care. And, well, if someone (male) asks.. God help them.. and the reply that will come out of my mouth.... Because I WILL go for the jugular... STRAIGHT in. "Don't go rockin' my boat!" That is all. An angry cat. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~* Don't go Rocking my boat: 127 King Street Bob Marley (See All Contributors) Compact Disc JAD September 20, 2004 Bob Marley and The Wailers: Grooving Kingston 12: Jad Masters 1970-1972 Bob Marley (See All Contributors) Compact Disc, 3 CDs Hip-O/ Jad March 02, 2004 *~~*~~*~~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~ YouTube.. again: *~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~** from the PM I was sharing with, um, **ahem** "Crunchy." some sounds to play with: You ready for some crocuses, tulips, and daffodils? Hmmm.. nifty sounds! Maybe I want to dance that out: CRO-cuses, TUlips, and DAFFOdils! Hmmmmmm.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/09/2009 05:13:04
    Ohhhhh, THIS is always encouraging:
    "Hundreds of people are becoming afflicted with an incurable disease caused by a simple Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedure. The disease is Nefrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and many medical professionals believe the only way to contract the disease is from gadolinium, a dye used in certain MRI procedures. "It is the most awful disease that I have ever seen in my life," said Peter Burg, an attorney representing close to 100 clients who are suing the manufacturers of gadolinium. "And what makes it doubly awful is that it was manmade." Loveland residents Greta Carolus is one of Burg's clients. In August 2006, Carolus was preparing for a kidney transplant. Prior to the procedure she needed an MRI with gadolinium contrast. The gadolinium is said to improve the quality of the picture. Four days after the procedure, Carolus was hospitalized. She later learned she had contracted NSF. NSF is a disease that leads to lesions and debilitating hardening of the skin. NSF put Carolus in a wheelchair and made everyday life a challenge. "I am a registered nurse, but I have not worked since the day this happened," said Carolus. "I wouldn’t wish this on anybody; my worst enemy I wouldn’t wish it on. This is just a terrible disease." NSF causes the body to harden from the outside in. Carolus’ attorneys believe eventually the body’s organs also harden, causing them to stop working. For people with healthy kidneys, gadolinium is considered safe. The concern is that the chemicals that surround the gadolinium and make it safe for the human body sometimes breakdown. For patients with weakened kidneys, the gadolinium cannot be excreted properly, leaving it inside the body for an extended period of time. “When I found out it was the dye it was devastating because it was something that didn't need to happen,” said Carolus. According to Carolus’ attorney, Burg, who is representing more than 100 patients with NSF, the 5 companies that manufacture gadolinium contrast knew they were toxic to patients with kidney insufficiency. “They knew how toxic it was, they may not have known the specific harm that was going to be caused but they knew the results were likely to be catastrophic,” said Burg. According to General Elecrtic Healthcare spokesman Ryan Fitzgerald, GE is committed to patient care and safety. GE manufactures Omniscan, the dye Carolus received. Fitzgerald said “there is no definitive causal relationship between gadolinium-based contrast…. given to patients with moderate to severe renal impairment…..and NSF.” Last year though, the FDA issued a black box warning on all gadolinium dyes which stated patients with kidney insufficiency who receive gadolinium can develop a fatal disease. Since the FDA warning was issued, hospitals across the country, including here in Colorado have taken measures to protect patients. 7News checked with 13 hospitals across Colorado. Longmont United and Rose Medical require their patients to read and sign a consent form before receiving any gadolinium. Denver Health Medical Center does a mandatory blood test on anyone over the age of 40 looking for kidney problems prior to a patient receiving gadolinium. St. Anthony does the same blood test on anyone over the age of 60. “If there are just warnings that come out to everybody,” said Carolus. Carolus knows these changes will not help her, but she is pleased to see hospitals taken precautions so fewer patients develop NSF. Carolus urges anyone preparing to have an MRI with gadolinium ask for testing prior to receiving the contrast. # For information about Gadolinium contrast from the US Food and Drug Administration, click here. # For information about Gadolinium contrast from the Burg Simpson Lawfirm, click here. # For information about Gadolinium contrast from its manufacturer, GE Healthcare, click here."
    "How the Test is Performed Return to top A powerful magnet in the MRI generates a strong magnetic field, which causes hydrogen atoms in your tissues to line up in a certain way. When radio waves are sent toward the lined-up hydrogen atoms, they bounce back, and a computer records the signal. Different types of tissues send back different signals. The computer uses these signals to create a 3-dimensional image of your body. Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. MRI can easily be performed through clothing and bones. However, certain types of metal can cause errors in the images. During the test, you will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into a large, tunnel-like tube within the scanner. If contrast dye is used, it will be injected into a small vein in your hand or forearm. A technician will operate the machine and observe you during the entire study from an adjacent room. Several sets of images are usually needed, each taking 2 - 15 minutes. A complete scan may take up to 1 hour or more. Newer scanners with more powerful magnets and updated software may reduce the time. How to Prepare for the Test Return to top Because of the strong magnets, certain metallic objects are not allowed into the room. * Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged. * Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses can become dangerous projectiles when the magnet is activated and should not be taken into the scanner area. * Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images. * Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan. Because the strong magnetic fields can displace or disrupt the action of implanted metallic objects, people with cardiac pacemakers cannot be scanned and should not enter the MRI area. MRI also should not be used on people with metallic objects in their bodies, such as: * Brain aneurysm clips * Inner ear (cochlear) implants * Older vascular stents * Recently placed artificial joints * Some artificial heart valves The technician will usually give you a questionnaire that lists the potentially dangerous items.... Why the Test is Performed Return to top MRI is an imaging test used to look into back pain and spreading leg pain. MRI is excellent at showing changes, such as from arthritis, which may be narrowing the spaces through which the spinal nerves travel. In addition, MRI can show disease of the lumbar discs that may be bulging and compressing the spinal cord. An MRI may be done after traumatic injury if you have weakness or paralysis. MRI is better than CT scans at evaluating abscesses, tumors, or other masses near the spinal cord. While CT is better at detecting fractures of the vertebrae, MRI can detect slight changes in the bone which may be due to an infection or tumor. Risks Return to top There is no ionizing radiation involved in MRI. To date, there have been no significant side effects reported from the magnetic fields and radio waves used on the human body during an MRI scan. The most common MR contrast dye, gadolinium, is very safe. However, you should not receive gadolinium if you are pregnant because of potential harm to the unborn baby. In very rare cases, patients have had allergic reactions to this contrast dye. There have been recent reports of fibrotic skin diseases in patients with severe kidney failure who received MRI dye. If you have severe kidney failure, tell your doctor before the study. If sedation is used, there are risks of too much sedation. The technician will monitor your vital signs, including heart rate and breathing, as needed. People have been harmed in MRI machines when they did not remove metal objects from their clothes or when metal objects were left in the room by others. Considerations Return to top MRI is more accurate than a CT scan or other tests for certain conditions, but less accurate for others. The disadvantages include: * High cost * Sensitivity to movement * Time involved with the scan People with a fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), or who are confused or anxious, may have difficulty lying still during the scan. MRI is not portable and is does not work with: * Life support-devices * Some metallic implants * Traction equipment MRI is a preferred technique in most cases where telling differences in soft tissues is necessary. It can show organs without being blocked by bones and foreign bodies. It can show the tissues from many viewpoints and is a noninvasive way to evaluate blood flow. Update Date: 4/10/2008" good site for information:
    "Should I take my medications the day of my MRI? Yes, it is important for patients to continue taking all medications prescribed by their physician before their MRI exam. Patients should let their technologist know what medications they have taken prior to their MRI scan. Can I eat and drink before my MRI? Patients will receive individual instructions about eating and/or drinking from a member of the MRI Department prior to their scan. When should I arrive for my MRI? Patients should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment. This allows time to complete any necessary paperwork, answer any medical history questions, change clothes for the scan if necessary and ask any questions of the MRI technologist. Patients should bring their insurance cards and any insurance forms. How should I dress for my MRI? Patients should dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing such as a sweatshirt and pants without metal snaps or zippers. All valuables should be left at home. Jewelry, glasses, hearing aides, dentures, hairpins, credit cards, coins, keys and other metal objects will need to be removed and placed in a safe location outside the scan room. Secure clothing lockers are provided for patients during their MRI scan. Patients are also advised not to wear cosmetics to their scan as many brands contain metal. Will I receive an intravenous drip during my MRI? Depending on the type of exam, patients may receive a contrast agent intravenously (IV) through a vein in the arm or hand. Contrast mediums or contrast agents are safe injections used to highlight organs and blood vessels to help produce a better image for the radiologist. If your physician or radiologist has determined that an IV will enhance your MRI scan results, you will receive an IV in your arm or hand prior to the test so the technologist can administer the contrast agent at the time of your scan. What happens during my MRI? When you are ready for your scan, a technologist will bring you into the MRI scan room and help you get comfortable on the padded examination table. The table will then move slowly into the opening of a large cylinder-shaped tube that houses the MRI magnet. You will hear a continual knocking noise while the machine takes pictures. Earplugs are provided and significantly reduce the amount of noise during the scan. It is important to lie completely still while the images are being taken because motion will effect the sharpness of the image. The technologist will talk with you throughout your scan and keep you informed of what you can expect. How long will my MRI scan take? MRI scans are individualized and tailored to each patient's needs. Total scan times range from 20 to 60 minutes. Patients who require a contrast agent will be given the IV injection after their preliminary scans. The patient will then return to the examination table to continue the scan. Pictures are needed before and after the IV injection when a contrast agent is used. After the technologist completes the MRI scan, they will review all of the images to make sure they have complete information for the ordering physician. What happens after my MRI? Patients may leave immediately following their MRI scan and can go about their normal activities. Radiologists at Newton-Wellesley know that rapid results are essential for each patient's peace of mind and so physicians can begin planning treatment immediately. After each MRI scan, a Newton-Wellesley radiologist reads the images in a timely manner. The Hospital has advanced, high-tech capabilities to provide physicians with fast MRI exam results. Your doctor will provide you with your results."
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/09/2009 22:45:16
    Bob Marley February 6th: WERS "Black History Month on Rockers: *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~~*~*
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/09/2009 23:51:27 CDbaby by genre and style: Soca Butterfly,,921619,00.html ** National Geographic: Destination Caribbean,+Byron+&start=10&sa=N Hmmmmm.....
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/10/2009 22:01:15
    evening "Hollywoodized" Marine movie.. more like "Army" movie: Term II -- Judgement Day: **** sort of like a mainstream search engine: **** ~~~~ ****
    "Might as well dance now. Tomorrow may not know you." -- M. Skelecki Ohhhh, GREAT! Worker's Comp U.R. Department decides to cancel aka postpone my mri with contrast.. so I have to wait for HOW much longer???? More grief, more agonizing..... [big]""There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." Albert Schweitzer "[/big] YES! YES! Lt. Martha Putney: footage from Australia :( :C
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/12/2009 08:30:51
    coolness! Tap Department: Irish and Highland Department: Music Department: ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** MRI on Wednesday, February 18th at [b]5pm[/b] *~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~**~*~~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~* Oh My Word.. WHY am I still up!?
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/12/2009 10:51:50
    "too old to edit... WHAAAA T?! Anyhoo.... "PT for DDD"
    "experts advocate stretching, flexion and extension exercises, and no/low impact aerobics. Of course, each patient is different and therefore so is their treatment plan. Therapeutic Exercise In some patients, the pain response may limit flexibility. Prescribed stretching exercises can improve flexibility of the trunk muscles. Flexion exercises may help to widen the intervertebral foramen. The intervertebral (between the vertebrae) foramen are small canals through which the nerve roots exit the spinal cord. The intervertebral foramen are located on the left and right sides of the spinal column. Extension exercises, such as the McKenzie method, focuses on the muscles and ligaments. These exercises help maintain the spine’s natural lordotic curve, important to good posture. Aerobics (no/low impact) offers many benefits including improved muscular endurance, coordination, strength, strong abdominal muscles, and weight loss. Strong abdominal muscles work like a brace (or corset) to reduce the loads to the lumbar spine. It is also known that aerobics help to combat anxiety and depression. The loads on the discs during walking are only slightly greater than when lying down. Walking, bicycling, and swimming are forms of aerobic exercise a physician may suggest."
    Options: Acupuncture, drug therapy, and [q][b]Manipulation[/b] Today manipulation is performed by Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. For patients without radiculopathy (pain stemming from a spinal nerve root), manipulation may be effective during the first month. Thereafter, benefits are unproven. Manipulation is believed to be effective because of its effect on spinal mobility. Acute low back pain, chronic low back pain, and degenerative disc disease without nerve compression may respond to manipulation. [/q] from: Exercise for Sciatica from Degenerative Disc Disease some exercises.. to be checked with official PT-ist FIRST!
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/12/2009 15:43:07
    Zico -=- the Master. Lucio: Interesting.. "what kind of castle are you?" You are scared of new experiences. It's hard for you to break outside of your comfort zone. You don't spend a lot of time thinking about how people see you. You're kind of scared to know what they think. You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be. Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though! Overall, your life is dramatic and unpredictable. You life in interesting times. You are extremely optimistic about the future. You feel like things are always getting better. What's your inner color: blue. Your Personality: Your natural warmth and intuition nurtures those around you. You are accepting and always follow your heart. You in Love: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone. Your Career: You need to help others in your job to feel satisfied. You would be a great nurse, psychologist, or counselor. power element: Earth: Your power color: yellow Your energy: balancing Your season: changing of seasons Dedicated and responsible, you are a rock to your friends. You are skilled at working out even the most difficult problems. Low key and calm, you are happiest when you are around loved ones. Ambitious and goal oriented, you have long term plans to be successful. Visionary soul. You are a curious person, always in a state of awareness. Connected to all things spiritual, you are very in touch with your soul. You are wise and bright: able to reason and be reasonable. Occasionally, you get quite depressed and have dark feelings. You have great vision and can be very insightful. In fact, you are often profound in a way that surprises yourself. Visionary souls like you can be the best type of friend. You are intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and a good healer. Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/13/2009 23:44:10
    Sony amplifier shows "protect" in the display. something bad in load (speakers and thier cabels). 1-disconnect speaker one by one when the fault goen this speaker and it is cabel are guilty.change it .if you did all above and still have a problem you must send it to service center. Hi, If your amplifier goes into the protection, there's really something wrong. There are different kind of protections but usually that circuit does see a DC voltage on your speakeroutput. So it's a protection for your speakers. Possible internal short on Sterero power amp ics. Check for low winding resistance on main power transformer. Ok... Now I don't come in this forum often but Tuesday night I watched a couple of Dexter and my surround sound was working fine (Sony AV Amp, Mission speakers). It's a well run in system, speakers are 4 years old and AV amp is 18mths. I turn it on last night and the amp starts up as normal then the display just flashes "PROTECT" ... then the amp auto shuts down. The instruction booklet says that this shows when the amp is receiving abnormal fluctuations from the speakers. Ok. So I unplugged all the speakers, one by one then as a whole and the amp still does this dumb "PROTECT" thing! So it's not the speakers. I then unplug everything from it, all inputs etc and even the FM ariel! I still get the "PROTECT" so it's not the speakers, it's not the other equipment, it must be the amp. I reset everything back to factory settings, still "PROTECT", I leave unplugged all night, "PROTECT"! Looking on the internet it seems alot of people get this but no one has a satisfactory solution unless it was setup incorrectly in the first place... but mine was working great for 18 months! Some say the Sony amps suffer from some cold solder on certain parts but my electrical knowledge is not great and I wouldn't know what I'm looking for. So any help guys? I'm going to take it apart this weekend and clean it out etc, it will probably void any warranty but that was only for 12mth there are no Sony repairs shops in my local area. Bummer Usually, a protect light means that a circuit has gone to ground or shorted somewhere, whether at the speaker, in the speaker cable (contacting wires), or internal to the amp. Some Sony equipment uses a protection circuit card/relay (it'll be a small, maybe 1" X 1-1/2", sometimes mounted vertically on the main PCB, otherwise incorporated into the main PCB) that can basically blow like a fuse. Otherwise, you're looking for obvious signs like burn marks, but without soldering/testing skills and a service manual, it's unlikely you'll get far. You could have any number of transistors gone in the pre/power section of the amp, or a bad cap doing voltage regulation...Sony is pretty good about labelling, tho, so you might get lucky if you find something fairly modular that burned up and you can track down a part number.... If it's out of warranty, I can't recommend against taking it apart, so long as you unplug it, or are/become aware of the safety considerations of working on powered electrical equipment with appropriate test equipment. My Sony receiver has demonstrated it`s protect feature... but it shut down as well, the cat in one of his frantic episodes shifted one of the side surround speakers such that the leads touched, put a rubber gromet around one now so it physically can`t happen. Same thing happened to my dad's Sony receiver. I got something like these Not sure if the wires touching was the issue, but it hasn't givien any issues recently. Is it possible there are leads touching in behind the receiver itself ? Good to see that it's working again. Typically if the amp goes into protect mode even with everything disconnected from it, it means there is an internal problem with the amp. Perhaps you could try to clean the speaker jacks - just turn off the amp, unplug the speakers and then use a q-tip lightly moistened with rubbing alcohol to clean around the jacks; and then wait about 5 minutes for the alcohol to dry before powering the amp back on. I've also seen protect mode come on after running it at maximum volume, since that will cause the receiver to run very hot and can fully drain the output capacitors, causing the receiver to enter the protect mode. Also, I'm pretty sure a lot of Sony equipment won't handle speakers below nominal 4 ohm very well. Either way you might want to consider purchasing an ohmmeter or a multimeter to read the nominal impedance of each speaker - since the actual nominal impedance of the speakers might be lower then what they say they are. Hmmmmm Yeah, this is it: try disconnecting 1 speaker at a time from the speaker first, then at the AVR... (on the same circuit) to eliminate each channel. if still no fix, you may have to get it checked out by a shop. normally, thats what it is, a bare wire touching metal (the AVR housing) or to the wire itself (positive to negative) grounding out. worst case scenarion, you have a damaged output or amp failure. do you still have warranty? sounds like its internal. just for kicks, run a google on your unit and add the word 'protect' mode... (dont be surprised if it does pop up this page. you may find a fix there. go to their site as well and do the FAQ and tech help guide. or upgrade.. Another thing to try.... It should tell you in your manual, how to reset the receiver to factory settings. This may or may not work, but worth a try, since it's not working anyway. If it works, you'll probably have to redo some settings you made (going through setup again). Good luck! Hi all, I finally resolved my "protect mode" problem (after sending the unit in 2x to Sony, who kept telling me there was nothing wrong!) Evidently it was overheating, 2 small fans blowing from the back of my entertainment center have done the trick. It only took me 6 months to trouble shoot! (better late than never I guess) If you look at the manual of any mid-fi receiver, they recommend at least 2-3 inches on each side of the receiver for proper ventalation. If your infinities are more than 4 ohms and remotely effecient then they should be fine. check ohm load of speakers.. if you go too low, sony's go into protect... well heres the deal with the speakers - 2 4ohm subs... 1channel run to each sub... everything worked fine for almost 1 year and then the plexiglass started to break out of the box... I think that he might have turned up the amp too high to compensate for the piece of shit box(meaning that the box was no longer a sealed enclosure since it was starting to break)... and as a result blew the amp... I only had the gained turned up about 75% so 4 ohm stereo.. that shouldn't be a problem.. try using a multimeter and testing each voice coil.. if they were pushed too hard and blew, the ohm load would change. try that and let me know the gain may be up to high or a short in the one of the speaker wires or voice coils. try dis connecting the speaker wires from the amp one at a time and see if it will turn on. take multimeter (digital if possible) and set scale to ohms.. place positive lead on positive terminal of speaker, negative on negative.. read display.. should be @ or near 4 ohms (3.6-4.4 is fine) if it's way off or doesn't read, it's cooked if it does it with no load on there it is a bad amp. ???? I agree that there is far too much grease on the IC's attached to the heatsinks , and there is even grease on the transisters at the base. You need to wipe these off with a Q-tip and a few dampened tissues. I wanted to read all of the posts to be sure I hadn't missed anything before I offered some of my own suggestions or thoughts , but it appears , like you are thinking and have reacted to : there seems to be a heat problem , which may have melted the grease the way it is. Before I check your notes on the service manual locations provided , I want to offer you an immediate explanation according to past experiences I have had with stereo. I used to have a 8' x 10' audio (only) wall cabinet of sound equipment , so I know them. (all built by me custom) With larger , more powerful amplifiers , come taxed and ready power transformers installed in circuit , that is why you added heatsinks and found alot of heat there. Personally , I never bought , nor used any sort of gas guzzler type of amp , while I also ran a pre-amp for this very reason. Combined units , seem to suffer from being relied upon in the power transformer department , and this is the result. A pesky pre-test , or self test nightmare. I used to hate the "CLICK" of my pre-amp , but knew my amp was safe. So , my first suggestion is that the system is "Protected" by this self test for the amplifier's sake , which rules it out. But , the transformer is checked before it turns the amp on , if it fails the self check , the light comes on and stays on. It will not power up the amp. So , I think you should be showing the transformer , not the heat it made , or the amp made from it. Let me look at the schems. Without going into extreme detail about the schematics , I see 3 badly burned areas at their contact points to the board at the 3 resistors located between R806 & the Nichicon cap at C810. After cleaning the entire board of that gobbly gook white stuff , I would remove the Nichicon cap so that I had room to either A : resolder the resistor joints from above (shown in picture) to fill in the holes so that they contact the board , or B: use a fine drill bit to drill new holes in the traces underneath to renew their contact to the board properly on both sides of them all. Accordingly , it seems SONY put way too much grease on those IC's , not paying any attention to the fact that IC manufacturer instructions say that a minimum or small smear of grease should be used behind the IC's before installation. And , that if too much is used it may crack or fracture the IC when it is tightened to the heatsink. This looks to be the case in both areas of heatsinks. In other words , it is not even necessary or needed to have the mounting screws threads filled with grease either. All of this contributes to heat build up and reduces the transfer of heat to the heatsink , which can cause the IC's to fail or run far too hot. Between those 2 overheating sources , the resistors have heated up to their maximum. I hope that you can resolder those , and that is why it started to work when you reassembled it. I'll bet they are loose or contaminated by the melted board material , which amounts to what a bad or missing solder would do - it would disconnect those resistors , which is being detected and has effected your self-test at start up. As far as the power of that amplifier and it's quality , it is not great , but common amongst receivers or even home theatre applications. Everything is balled up into 1 unit. Pre-amplifiers resolve the heat that is built up in the main power supply , by powering the amplifier - which is by itself . Pre-amplifier's also shut down any amp that has a problem with it's built in protection circuit before damage can occur. This is what has happened to your unit , it has powered down , as it should , when there is a problem - not just heat. I would summize that you may be pushing the amp too hard with a set of maybe 300 watt speakers or more - but the THD (total harmonic distortion is 0.09) on the amp , and the frequency response is only 40k hz - 20k hz - which is not putting out base. The human ear can hear 20k to 20k - mine used to do that at 0.00001 THD. Meanwhile you are only putting out some 70watts/channel as well. Mine was putting out 300watts/channel and this is all important , as "hiss" should not be heard in any good amplifier when it is turned up to at least half to 3/4 volume. If hiss is heard at 1/4 - the amp is no good to buy or use at high volumes or for recording. Heck , I even had a remote control on the volume knob that ran up and down on mine. Coincidentally , I have a Sony amplifier / signal controller something like yours in the living room that is a STR D511 , but it is only hooked to 2 small bookshelf speakers , not to any floor models. It works fine but does heat up anyways. Keep off the loudness control if you are using it now and try resoldering and restarting to see if you are able to run it then. Good Luck. Turns out that the problem with my old amp was not a bad soldering joint but a bad part. I noticed that in the amp I found that I was missing a component so when I pulled the missing part from the old amp into the new one, the new amp powered up but gave me the "protect" problem and the old amp no longer gave me any issue (though the center channel was now missing). It's an STK530-230 (check that photo I posted, It's the other black thing on the left of the part I thought was bad) which seems to be some sort of linear IC that seems to be available for incredibly cheap. I just need to go buy two of them and I will have two working amps. Maybe the transformator got too hot or overloaded: try unplugging the power cable for 2 or 3 hours, then check all cables (e.g. loose conncections, bad rca plugs and such). If this don't work, I found something on a forum [1]: it seems some caps and resistors may be damaged. I have that receiver in my home theater, and I have to try pretty hard to make it kick out. I've kept it fan cooled since it was new. Using it to drive Cerwin Vegas (LS-12, LS-6C, LS-5). One thing I noticed is that if you use 4 ohm speakers (on even one output) by mistake, it will cut out very easy. If I remember right, there is also a 4 ohm/8 ohm switch on the back, but that is only for when you are using it in 2 channel mode. What speakers are you using? Also the output of this receiver is discrete transistors if I recall. I've never had to take it out of the rack for repair First off I found the service manual for the receiver here. Okay so I went and pulled the main PCB from the unit and dusted it off. For starters, pretty much all of the caps in this are either Nichicon or Rubycon. I can also now see that the area around IC701 is a bit brown and so is the area around R807-R809 and C801. Other than that I see no charred parts nor do I see any cold joints (but I bet you there are at least two hiding on this board). EDIT: Looking at the diagram for IC701 there is something inside the IC marked "protector". I think this might be it. pentium is offline Reply With Quote Okay then, I guess I'll take the rest of the unit apart and inspect it a little more and keep out for bad joints. Reason it went into protect mode is the outputs either failed or leaky or open and drive circuit went out of tolerances or blown in act of the main outputs failure. When this happens, you will see DC of some voltage instead of very small millivolts on the output terminals. When you mean output terminals you mean the speaker jacks? Will plugging a voltmeter into the speaker jacks determine the problem? Just want to know as I have the whole unit disassembled and I don't to be putting it back together, only to tear it apart again, over and over. Okay, I partially reassembled the thing (screwed the board back into the case) and then plugged my voltmeter in to the left speaker jacks. With the system off it's reading .29 volts. After switching it on it jumps to 1.4 volts. EDIT: I did it again and this time I didn't get the protect until AFTER I hear that relay click, at which point it jumps to 1.66 volts and then a moment later I hear the relay click again and "PROTECT" blinks on the screen. I also have two heatsink clips on IC70 to dissipate any heat it's generating. EDIT, AGAIN: I don't know what I did but it's working now. For the heck of it I'll let it warm up and play with the volume a bit and then reheat the joints on IC701 as I did wiggle it a few times. I might also look into gluing a heatsink onto IC701. 1.6 is too high of offset. should be very small volts floating in millivolts like .03V or so. Tear it completely apart but keep heatsinks on the power modules if it is hard to take apart so you can see all the solder points and go over them with your magifying glass and resolder bad joints. Sony is famous for this. Majority of audio ampifers are totem pole transistors ampifer between 2 isolated supplies (+ and -) and drive one side of the speaker from midpoint of the totem pole ampifier to the ground. For this reason, the checks is to see why amp is going into protect is this. When it's working right, the two ampifier transistors are being driven EQUALLY at rest making some heat and floating very small volts at the point in respect to ground potiential. Also it ahs extra circuits to make the cross over point LEAST distortion (no hump or lumps in the waveforms at the zero crossings). This is where lot of work is spent for BEST quality audio and this is where cost makes the difference betwene lousy one and the NICEST sounding ones. Also the drive circuits quality do matter not to "color" the audio. You haven't detailed the design of this amp. Is it BIG black ICs with row of pins for each? or many individual transistors (big ones on the heatsinks)? At any rate we mean the drive circuits that forms correct signals to take out the zero crossing distortation that drive the main POWER ampifiers. Bad joints is very fine crack on hot stuff and any that vibrated loose. Need magnifying glass (5X or 10X). detail on the push/pull (aka totem pole output)...this is vast majority of A and AB class amps out there. There are chopper output ampifiers using a coil and fake out a audio waveforms to the speakers that's another different ball of wax thing to discuss later. All of the area, yours is descrate transistors for amp on (heatsink). I'm talking about WHOLE lot of stuff between the signal to the drive circuit and the ampifiers. Bunch of resistors, transistors, inline IC, and small transistors (TO-92) etc. Not small area. Whole. Because one of them have bad joint somewhere. And others are close to break solder joints too. That why need to inspect real carefully. And yes, Sony is SLOPPY wth heatsink grease! :p LOOK! you will find cracks and iffy looking solder joints. Need magnifying glass to find these. I did say the whole area that you taken the picture for this. This means the circuits for the row of big transistors, area about 3" out in front of them. These are our daily job to search for these bad joints (usually the first thing to do) and check components are in spec with ohm tests and diode checks (transistors are like 2 diodes too). INternals of Sony amp ************************************************************************** Dynamic Edition, from Winfield, Alabama n other news, the cloggers on Americas Best Dance Crew? Robbed. Hard core. Clogging Circle Mixer: ************************************************************************** Harold Fray:,M1 ************************************************************************* Let the song of love sing in SOO many ways! Me.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/15/2009 11:37:51
    Psychic kids on Also, see youtube.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/15/2009 15:51:15
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/16/2009 11:52:44
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/17/2009 10:18:56 complaint reg 2/17/09.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/19/2009 09:35:05 Hits for the Lafayette:
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/21/2009 13:32:55 ^^ Don't forget where this is, dammit! Hits re: the Lafayette: The LR-2020 was BOTL for that receiver line (1979). There was also a bargain line that year, branded "Criterion" and made in Taiwan and/or Korea rather than Japan. I b'lieve the LR-x0x0 models were made in Japan. The late 1970's was the time that inflation was up, exchange rates were unfavorable, and the economy was very soft. The landscape for massmarket hi-fi was already starting to change. I'll scan the 1979 Lafayette catalog page & post when I get "a round tuit". EDIT: My mistake, the LR-1515(A) was the BOTL; LR-2020 was the next one up. Sorry! lists some service manuals. Stuff: cartoon of it: waltzing with bears -- HP Style: WWB cut finds on Borders Hmmm Maggie Estes Amazing Fiddle Playing and Dancing So, where's the beat?
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/22/2009 10:21:18
    Panic = Pure Genius:
    Shadow, in order for 0-leading numbers to show up in Excel, you have to format the cells as text. Or you can just put an apostrophe before the number (eg '03826). But if you didn't format the cells before you typed in the zip codes, the leading zeros are permanently gone. If it's a big pain to re-type them, PM me and I'll send you a formula to replace them.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/23/2009 14:10:29
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    By ShadowLunaCat
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/24/2009 19:48:17 Zorro is an agile athlete and acrobat, using his bullwhip as a gymnastic accoutrement to swing through gaps between city roofs, and is very capable of landing from great heights and taking a fall. Although he is a master swordsman and marksman, he has more than once demonstrated his more than able prowess in unarmed combat, against multiple opponents. His calculating and precise dexterity as a tactician has enabled him to use his two main weapons, his sword and bullwhip, as an extension of his very deft hand. He never uses brute strength, more his fox-like sly mind and well-practiced technique to outmatch an opponent. Some versions of Zorro have a medium-sized dagger tucked in his left boot for emergencies. He has used his cape as a blind, a trip-mat--and when used effectively--a disarming tool. Zorro's boots are also sometimes weighted, as is his hat, which he has thrown, Frisbee-like, as an efficiently substantial warning to enemies. Usually he uses psychological mockery to make his opponents too angry to be coordinated in combat. Zorro is also a skilled horseman. The name of his horse has varied through the years. In The Curse of Capistrano it was unnamed. Later versions named the horse Tornado/Toronado, or Tempest.
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/25/2009 11:14:21
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    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/25/2009 22:08:17
    lesseee.. did I check this already? cyst on L ovary: [q]"Ovarian cysts are closed, sac-like structures within an ovary that contain a liquid, gaseous, or semisolid substance. What causes ovarian cysts? Ovarian cysts form for numerous reasons. The most common type is a follicular cyst, which results from the growth of a follicle. A follicle is the normal fluid-filled sac that contains an egg. Follicular cysts form when the follicle grows larger than normal during the menstrual cycle and does not open to release the egg. Usually, follicular cysts resolve spontaneously over the course of days to months. Cysts can contain blood (hemorrhagic cysts) from injury or leakage of tiny blood vessels into the egg sac. Another type of ovarian cyst that is related to the menstrual cycle is a corpus luteum cyst. The corpus luteum is an area of tissue within the ovary that occurs after an egg has been released from a follicle. If a pregnancy doesn't occur, the corpus luteum usually breaks down and disappears. It may, however, fill with fluid or blood and persist on the ovary. Usually, this cyst is found on only one side and produces no symptoms. Occasionally, the tissues of the ovary develop abnormally to form other body tissues such as hair or teeth. Cysts with these abnormal tissues are called benign cystic teratomas or dermoid cysts. Endometriosis is a condition in which cells that normally grow inside the uterus (womb), instead grow outside the uterus. When endometriosis involves the ovary, the area of endometrial tissue may grow and bleed over time, forming a brown-colored cystic area sometimes referred to as a [b]chocolate cyst[/b] [HA! With MY bloodtype, it BETTER be chocolate!] or endometrioma. Both benign and malignant tumors of the ovary may also contain cysts. Furthermore, the condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts within both ovaries."[/q] argh! Abdominal pain: Ovarion cyst s&s:
    "What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? Many ovarian cysts don't cause symptoms. Others can cause: * pressure, swelling, or pain in the abdomen * pelvic pain * dull ache in the lower back and thighs * problems passing urine completely * pain during sex * weight gain * pain during your period * abnormal bleeding * nausea or vomiting * breast tenderness If you have these symptoms, get help right away: * pain with fever and vomiting * sudden, severe abdominal pain * faintness, dizziness, or weakness * rapid breathing"
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    "Ovarian Cysts Symptoms Usually ovarian cysts do not produce symptoms and are found during a routine physical exam or are seen by chance on an ultrasound performed for other reasons. However, the following symptoms may be present: * Lower abdominal or pelvic pain, which may start and stop and may be severe, sudden, and sharp * Irregular menstrual periods * Feeling of lower abdominal or pelvic pressure or fullness * Long-term pelvic pain during menstrual period that may also be felt in the lower back * Pelvic pain after strenuous exercise or sexual intercourse * Pain or pressure with urination or bowel movements * Nausea and vomiting * Vaginal pain or spots of blood from vagina * Infertility"
    Yup. what about middle shoulder-blade pain?
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    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 02/28/2009 14:53:31
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    By smileywoman
    On 03/02/2009 09:56:38
    I'm not on much these days and just wanted to say HI and leave you with a smile...I know you're a cat person, but I thought this would make you smile!
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 03/02/2009 09:57:14
    The search, re: treatment for ovarian cyst... from the website: results of search hits from website:
    "Symptoms Most ovarian cysts are small, do not cause symptoms, and go away on their own. Some may cause symptoms because of twisting, bleeding, and rupture. They may cause a dull or sharp ache in the abdomen and pain during sexual intercourse. " and "Treatment If your cyst is not causing any symptoms, your doctor may simply monitor it for one to two months. Most functional cysts go away on their own after one or two menstrual cycles. If your cyst is large or causing symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery. The extent and type of surgery that is needed will depend on several factors: * Size and type of cyst * Your age * Your symptoms * Your desire to have children "
    from: What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer -- if it IS actually this....^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1~Article^MAP^ZZZH7MGV77C&cid=ZZZH7MGV77C&secure=2^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1~Article^MAP^ZZZEOJAM97C&cid=ZZZEOJAM97C&secure=2^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1 Quite relevant:
    "Dysmenorrhea More than one half of women who menstruate have some pain for one to two days each month. Usually, the pain is mild. But sometimes the pain is so severe it keeps them from normal activity. Pain this severe is called dysmenorrhea. Causes of Menstrual Pain The uterus is a muscle. Like all muscles, it can contract and relax. During your period, it contracts more strongly. Sometimes when it contracts you feel a cramping pain. The uterine muscles contract when prostaglandins are produced. Prostaglandins are chemicals made by the lining of the uterus. Before your period, the level of these chemicals increases. Types of Dysmenorrhea This is called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrheal — primary or secondary. Primary Dysmenorrhea Primary dysmenorrhea is pelvic pain that comes from having your period and the natural production of prostaglandins. Often it begins soon after a pre-teen or teen starts having periods. Secondary Dysmenorrhea Secondary dysmenorrhea has causes other than menstruation and the natural production of prostaglandins. It may begin later in life than primary dysmenorrhea. This type of pain often lasts longer than normal cramps. Some of the most common causes of secondary dysmenorrhea are: * Endometriosis * Fibroids Diagnosis The cause of dysmenorrhea is determined by your medical history, including your symptoms and menstrual cycles, and a pelvic exam. Treatment The treatment for dysmenorrhea may include medications and techniques to relieve pain. If the cause of dysmenorrhea is found, the treatment will focus on removing or reducing the problem. Medications Certain medications, called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), block the body from making prostaglandins. This makes cramps less severe. These drugs also can prevent some symptoms, such as nausea and diarrhea. Most NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, can be bought over-the-counter (without a prescription). NSAIDs work best if taken at the first sign of your period or pain. Hormonal Contraception Hormonal contraception, such as birth control pills, patches, and vaginal rings, also reduce menstrual pain. In some cases, the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) may be recommended. Surgery If fibroids are causing the pain, your doctor may suggest surgery or uterine artery embolization. During surgery, the fibroid or the entire uterus may be removed. Other Treatments Other treatments may help ease pain, although they do not prevent it: * Taking a vitamin B1 or magnesium supplement * Massage * Acupuncture or acupressure Finally... Pain during the menstrual period is a common problem for women. Most pain is mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Sometimes, the pain is severe and requires further treatment. This excerpt from ACOG's Patient Education Pamphlet is provided for your information. It is not medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for visiting your doctor. If you need medical care, have any questions, or wish to receive the full text of this Patient Education Pamphlet, please contact your obstetrician-gynecologist. Copyright © December 2006 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists"
    plus google hits: Headaches: Food Triggers Some foods contain substances that are known to trigger a headache. Tyramine, a natural chemical: * Chocolate * Yogurt * Sour cream * Aged cheese * Red wine Nitrites, a preservative: * Smoked fish * Bologna * Sausage * Hot dogs Monosodium glutamate (MSG), an additive: * Chinese food * Processed or frozen foods * Diet—Alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and foods that contain certain substances (see box) * Eating and sleeping patterns—Fasting or skipping meals, getting too much or too little sleep, or becoming dehydrated (not drinking enough water) * Emotions—Stress, anxiety, excitement, or anger * Medications—Medications such as those to treat chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure * Environment—Things in your workplace and home, including bright lights; noise; eyestrain; and inhaling fumes from substances, such as gasoline, insecticides, or cleaning agents For women, one main trigger is a change in the body's level of hormones. Many women notice that headaches occur around their menstrual periods or during pregnancy. Using oral contraceptives (birth control pills)—which alter the level of hormones in the body—can also bring on headaches. Headaches can also be caused by sinus or dental problems. A sinus headache can arise from an allergy or a cold. Controlling the Pain Keeping track of your headaches in a "headache diary" can help you pinpoint what causes them. For 1 or 2 months, write down the times you have a headache and any events that could have triggered it, such as meals, noise, or your menstrual cycle. Look for patterns when your headaches occur. Once you know what triggers your headaches, it may be easier to prevent them. Most headaches can be controlled by making a few lifestyle changes: * Exercise —Exercising releases your body's endorphins, its natural painkilling agent. Regular exercise also relieves stress and helps you sleep better. * Avoid eyestrain —Have your eyesight checked regularly. * Avoid food triggers —Be aware of what foods cause your headaches and remove them from your diet. * Relax —Try relaxation techniques that help reduce stress, such as massage, biofeedback, and meditation. * Keep your routine —Avoid changes in the number of meals you eat or hours you sleep. * Drink plenty of water When to See a Doctor Most headaches do not require medical attention. Some headaches, however, can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as high blood pressure. It is rare for a headache to be caused by a brain tumor. Be aware of the symptoms that may signal a problem, and call your doctor if you experience any of them (see box). Warning Signs If your pain is more severe than usual and you have any of the following symptoms, see your doctor right away—it could be a signal of a more serious problem: * Stiff neck along with high fever * Confusion, dizziness, weakness * Convulsions^TAB~Web%20Site^MNU~About%20%20Women%20By%20Women^PST^1706963~Home%20Page^CAT^1~Article^MAP^ZZZ61OJZ77C&cid=ZZZ61OJZ77C&secure=2 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~~**~***~**~~ Spencer Gifts, et al: plus: Spencer Gifts store locations: MA Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces Recalled By Spencer Gifts Due to Risk of Lead Exposure Hazard: The skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Hmmmm... I guess not. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~* mmmmm - interesting, but not quite accurate: St. Augustine: Ocean Sands Beach Inn ????? 3465 Coastal Highway A1A N. St. Augustine, FLA 32084 Will mum like it, though?
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 03/03/2009 21:08:36
    Commonly misspelled words: commonly confused words: Commonly misused words and phrases: Commonly mispronounced words: commonly asked interview questions: Cool bit from Mark of the Scarlet: Spaces added so the markup code will show up: [ sup ] This is for supertext [ /sup ] [ sub ] This is for subtext [ /sub ] [/hijack] :P Mark
    re: Shadow's stooging and poking around leads...
    By ShadowLunaCat
    On 03/04/2009 21:58:40
    Postherpetic Neuralgia:
    "Definition Postherpetic neuralgia (post-her-PET-ic noo-RAL-jah) is a painful condition affecting your nerve fibers and skin. Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles, a second outbreak of the varicella-zoster virus, which initially causes chickenpox. During an initial infection of chickenpox, some of the virus remains in your body, lying dormant inside nerve cells. Years later, the virus may reactivate, causing shingles. Once reactivated, the virus travels along nerve fibers, causing pain. When the virus reaches your skin, it produces a rash and blisters. A case of shingles (herpes zoster) usually heals within a month. But some people continue to feel pain long after the rash and blisters heal — a pain called postherpetic neuralgia. A variety of treatments for postherpetic neuralgia exist, although you may not experience complete relief from pain. If you do develop postherpetic neuralgia, see your doctor right away. Finding an effective treatment to relieve the pain can sometimes be frustrating. You may have to work with your doctor and sometimes other specialists to try a variety of treatments before you find something that helps. * Drugs that inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin — including tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, desipramine (Norpramin), nortriptyline (Pamelor) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) — may not eliminate the pain. However, they can make it more tolerable. * Certain anticonvulsants. Medications for treatment of seizures also can lessen the pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. These medications stabilize abnormal electrical activity in your nervous system caused by injured nerves. Doctors may prescribe gabapentin (Neurontin), pregabalin (Lyrica) or another anticonvulsant to help control burning and pain. * Injected steroids. Corticosteroid medications injected into the area around the spinal cord may help relieve the persistent pain of postherpetic neuralgia. This treatment is usually reserved until after the pustular skin rash associated with shingles has gone away. * Painkillers. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers such as tramadol (Ultram) or drugs containing oxycodone, either in short-acting formulations such as Percocet or in long-acting formulations such as OxyContin. However, these drugs are narcotics and can be addictive. Although this risk is generally low, discuss it with your doctor. * Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). This treatment involves the placement of electrodes over the painful area. The electrodes deliver tiny, painless electrical impulses to nearby nerve pathways. You turn the TENS unit on and off as needed to control pain. Exactly how the impulses relieve pain is uncertain. One theory is that the impulses stimulate production of endorphins, your body's natural painkillers. This treatment doesn't work for everyone. * Spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulation. These devices are similar to TENS, but are implanted underneath the skin. Like with TENS units, you can turn these units on and off as needed to control pain. Before the device is surgically implanted, doctors do a trial using a thin wire electrode. The trial is done to ensure that the stimulator will provide effective pain relief. The electrode is inserted through your skin into the epidural space over the spinal cord for a spinal cord stimulator or under your skin above a peripheral nerve in the case of a peripheral nerve stimulator. If a permanent stimulator is implanted, the stimulator's pulse generator is placed under the skin, usually in the upper buttocks, but occasionally in other locations. Some areas, such as your chest, abdomen and some areas of your face, are less amenable to treatment using this method. * Lidocaine skin patches. These are small, bandage-like patches that contain the topical, pain-relieving medication lidocaine. These patches can be cut to fit the affected area. You apply the patches, available by prescription, directly to painful skin to deliver temporary relief. Don't use patches containing lidocaine on your face. In some cases, treatment of postherpetic neuralgia brings complete pain relief. But most people still experience some pain, and a few don't get any relief. Although some people must live with postherpetic neuralgia the rest of their lives, most people can expect the condition to gradually disappear during the first three months. For about 10 percent to 20 percent of people with postherpetic neuralgia, the pain may persist for a year or more. Lifestyle and home remedies After talking with your doctor, you may find the following over-the-counter medications ease the pain of postherpetic neuralgia: * Capsaicin. This cream, made from the seeds of hot chili peppers, may relieve pain from postherpetic neuralgia. Capsaicin (Capzasin-P, Zostrix) can cause a burning sensation and irritate your skin, but these side effects usually disappear over time. Capsaicin cream can be very irritating if rubbed on unaffected parts of your body, such as in your eyes. Follow the application instructions carefully, including wearing gloves for application and washing your hands thoroughly after applying. * Topical analgesics and anesthetics. Aspirin mixed into an absorbing cream or nonprescription-strength lidocaine cream may reduce skin hypersensitivity. Don't apply cream containing lidocaine to your face. Your doctor may also recommend using a cream containing other medications."
    post-herpetic neuralgia or PHN, How is post-herpetic neuralgia treated? Because the virus is no longer present after the blisters dry up, the antiviral drugs used to treat shingles are not useful in patients with PHN. There is no cure for PHN. Rather, treatment focuses on relieving pain. The most commonly prescribed medications are strong pain relievers containing opioids, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and a newly approved topical lidocaine patch. Most PHN patients have meaningful pain relief from one or a combination of these drugs. It is important to realize that every PHN patient responds differently to these different drugs. It is also very important that medications taken by mouth (antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and opioids) be started in small dosages. Every week or so, the dose is slowly increased until the patient begins to feel pain relief or complains of a side effect. Topical lidocaine patch The only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for PHN pain is the topical lidocaine patch (Lidoderm). The patch, which is applied directly on the painful skin, contains a 5% solution of lidocaine, a medication that doctors and dentists have used for years to relieve pain. The lidocaine in the patch functions as an analgesic, reducing the pain of PHN without numbing the skin. In addition, the patch acts as a barrier against pain triggers such as clothing. Lidocaine does not enter the bloodstream in any significant amounts. Thus, an advantage of the topical lidocaine patch is that it does not cause any serious side effects. Other advantages of the lidocaine patch include no interactions with any another medication and once-a-day application.
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