Starting Music for Mar. 18th, 2022

Aloha world -and happy National Awkward Moments/Sloppy Joe/Biodiesel/Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day! And on a more somber note, it is also National Supreme Sacrifice Day to honor those who gave all. Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is FRIDAY, Mar. 18th –the 77th day of the year. We are starting with partly cloudy skies. Following are the weather stats from 7:30 a.m.


Forecast temps for yesterday were 48 and 70.


ASTRONOMY

For those of you without a telescope, binoculars, or clear skies, check out this interactive virtual sky map: https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php


ONLINE SECURITY

I opt out of all unnecessary cookies, don’t do those ‘what kind of animal are you?’-type surveys, don’t ‘like’ posts my friends/family share if I can’t find/don’t trust the source, and avoid most of the ‘big media’ sites. Nonetheless, I still have to remove ‘big tech’ trackers every morning:



–and this is just my PC; it does not include my mobile devices!


THOUGHTS

Back in the day when I was living in the D/FW area, I used to love reading Blackie Sherrod’s “Scattershooting” articles. They were short little columns typically focused on sports, with Blackie’s humor and sarcasm sprinkled throughout. I have his “Scattershooting” book in one of my Amazon lists, but can’t seem to find time for any reading these days, so there it remains. Nonetheless, if you enjoy sarcastic sports humor and don’t mind that it will be mostly focused on D/FW area sports of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, I urge you to give it a read. You can either thank me or call me an idiot later.


Side Note: PLAY BALL!!


TODAY’S ELECTRONIC TRACK

“Justice vs. Wolfgang Gartner – Genesis Shot Pt. II (Thomas Radman Mash Up)” by Thomas Radman. This track starts out calmly enough, but soon the beat drops and it becomes a melodic cacophony (oxymoron!) of video game sounds, growls, glitches, and vocalizations. It’s a good workout song to get that blood pumping. Let’s go!


https://soundcloud.com/thomasradman/justice-vs-wolfgang-gartner-genesis-shot-pt-ii-thomas-radman-mashup


Moving onward..


STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE


BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE


PRO SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR


COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR


FINANCIALS

Everything that I’m watching saw mostly positive results again at the close of yesterday’s markets. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).



TKR – temporary replacement for MTCH


The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was also up again this morning, approximately +$0.07 yet again to ~$1.34/coin; -$1.53/coin overall


Check out Stockpile for traditional shares because you can order by a dollar amount instead of whole shares and build from there.


THE WRAP/MUSICAL START

Well, that’s a wrap. I’ll be starting the day off with the next song in my Spotify playlist (Randomly Cool Big List No.1), “Carouselambra” by Led Zeppelin. Originally, this was the 5th track on the album ‘In Through The Out Door’. It is not a track for everyone, particularly those who prefer short songs. However, for those of us raised on album rock where 10-minute songs (Pink Floyd, early Rush, The Doors, Deep Purple, etc.) were not all that unusual, this one is right in our wheelhouse despite the emphasis on John Paul Jones’ keyboard work over Jimmy Page’s guitar.


Led Zeppelin was a chameleon band that was quite capable of pulling off any sound, be it the sounds of a carousel or a country-like song (“And I’ll never go to Texas anymore”) thanks to the musical versatility and open-mindedness that all four members shared.


Remember, Fear is the Mind-Killer, Don’t Panic, Keep Your Head Right with Ball, and May God be gracious to you and bless you and make His face shine upon you.


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