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.






ASTRONOMY




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


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

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!


https://soundcloud.com/two-friends/feel-me-clark-kent-remix-the


Moving onward..


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)