Starting Music for March 15th, 2022
Aloha world and happy Everything You Think Is Wrong Day! It’s a call to challenge what you think and not just accept what you think you know. Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is Tuesday, Mar. 15th –the 74th day of the year. On this Ides of March/National Shoe the World/Social Work/Pears Helene (yummy!) Day, we are starting with cloudy skies. Following are the weather stats from 8:15 a.m.
Side note: We have another incoming CME from the sun projected to possibly deliver a glancing blow to the Earth’s magnetic field on the 17th. Details at spaceweather.com
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
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!
On this date in 1987, I worked my last day at my first employer in Texas: Kmart. I worked in the toy section, met several friends who I am still in contact with today, and met one of my first crushes whom I would later wind up dating. My friends and I played for several years afterwards on the Blue Light Specials softball team and would eventually win our city’s adult division.
The after-game party usually occurred at the apartment I shared with my roommate who also had moved down there from Ohio. Good times! I think our place started out as the go-to spot as we were among the few of our friends not still living at home, and it just kind of stayed that way, aside from the brief time of my marriage and for a few years afterward.
I eventually moved back into my first doublewide (again with a roommate to help with the financials), and it became the after-basketball hangout as well as the place where a lot of the big sporting events were watched. Again, good times, but I also think the constant traffic in my homes for so many years (almost 2 decades!) is why I enjoy my solitude these days.
TODAY’S ELECTRONIC TRACK
“Feel Me (Clark Kent Remix)” by Two Friends feat. Priyanka Atreya. I really like the vocals in this track as well as the buildup to the drop. The tension leads to a satisfying drop of the beat, some really good growls, and breaks in all the right spots. There is a repeat of the build and drop towards the end of the song which is always kind of fun. If I had a complaint, it would be that there is definitely some room for some guitar work in there!
STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE
44 B.C. – Julius Caesar assassinated on the Ides of March in Rome
1729 –1st American nun (Sister St. Stanisias Hachard of New Orleans) takes her vows
1783 – George Washington emotionally implores his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy
1820 – 23rd state of the Union, Maine admitted
1855 – 1st health board established (Louisiana) to help regulate quarantine after the captain of the Benjamin Franklin, fresh from the Caribbean, disobeyed his original 2-week quarantine order, which led to an outbreak of Yellow Fever throughout the city of New Orleans. Nearly 15% of the population perished.
BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE
270 – Greek bishop; model for Santa Claus –Nikolaos of Myra (Saint Nicholas)
1767 – US General; 7th President –Andrew Jackson
1835 – Austrian conductor; composer –Eduard Strauss
1838 – American ethnologist; anthropologist; social scientist; author of American Indian culture –Alice Cunningham Fletcher
1852 – Irish playwright; poet; patron of Yates –Lady Augusta Gregory
SPORTS (TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR)
NBA (upcoming; times are EDT)
Mar. 16th – Cleveland Cavaliers (39-29) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (41-26) -7pm
Mar. 16th – Dallas Mavericks (42-26) vs. Brooklyn Nets (3x-3x) -7:30pm
NHL (upcoming; times are EDT)
Mar. 15th – Dallas Stars (32-22-3) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (37-17-5) -7pm
Mar. 16th – Columbus Blue Jackets (30-27-3) vs. Ottawa Senators (21-33-5) -7:30pm
MLB (upcoming; times are EDT)
Can’t wait! For those of you jonesing, the 1st games are slated for St. Patty’s Day with Minnesota and Boston at 1:05 pm!
Mar. 18th - Cleveland Guardians (0-0) vs. Cincinnati Reds (0-0) -4:05pm
Mar. 18th - Texas Rangers (0-0) vs. Kansas City Royals (0-0) -4:05pm
MLS (upcoming; times are EDT)
Mar. 19th – The Columbus Crew (2-0-1) vs. New York Red Bulls (2-1-0) -2pm
Mar. 19th –FC Dallas (1-1-1) vs. Portland Timbers (1-0-2) -8:30pm
..and the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball (upcoming; times are EDT)
(upcoming; bracket numbers = team’s seed where applicable)
Mar. 17th –  Akron Zips (24-9) vs.  UCLA Bruins (25-7) -9:50pm
Mar. 18th –  Ohio State Buckeyes (19-11) vs.  Loyola Chicago (25-7) -12:15pm
Mar. 15th –  North Texas Mean Green (24-6) vs.  Texas State (21-6) -8pm
Mar. 16th –  SMU Mustangs (23-8) vs.  Nicholls Colonels (21-11) -8pm
NCAA Women’s Basketball (upcoming; times are EDT)
(upcoming; bracket numbers = team’s seed where applicable)
Mar. 19th –  Ohio State Buckeyes (23-6) vs. TBD -2:30pm
Yesterday/last night in professional sports, the Cavs beat the Clippers. No other teams that I follow were in action.
Everything that I’m watching saw mostly negative results at the close of yesterday’s markets, but T (AT&T) saw no change. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).
MTCH - (soon to be replaced)
The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) continued its slide this morning, approximately -$0.04 to ~$1.13/coin; -$1.74/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), “Ambush In The Night” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Originally, this was the 9th track on the album ‘Survival’ (1979). It was written shortly after the failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley meant as an effort to stop his scheduled pre-election concert. For Marley, the concert was an attempt to stop recent outbreaks of violence over political divisions, not someway of endorsing one candidate over another. Unfortunately, those in power will often stop short of nothing to remain in power, because they fear losing that power.
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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