Happy 6-0 Phil!!!

I cannot believe it! British singer (and former lead singer of the group Genesis) Phil Collins has reached a milestone of turning 60 years old today. I remember growing up listening to his music and his videos. He was one on my favourite artists of my teen years back in the 80’s and what way to celebrate is to show some videos of this legendary musician in his own right. Happy birthday Phil!

Fit babe of the month: Nora Girones

It’s back!  So those who are radical feminists and fundamentalists, I am giving both of you the door in advance: LEAVE! For guys who like  beautiful strong women without objection, I bring back my favourite section The Babe of The Month (or sometimes The Fit Babe of The Month). This month is fellow Aquarian Spanish, Madrid-based beauty Nora Girones who turns 31 this month who is a longtime bodybuilder and singing contestant. Yes Shay, I find the glutes on this lovely lady impeccable. 🙂

Glad you’re back Roger!

 

That’s movie critic Roger Ebert of course! This past Friday, he has returned to his roots PBS to host and manage a new movie critic show with two other fellow critics by the names of Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. Also Roger’s looking good these days, thanks to wearing a silicone prosthesis over his lower face and neck after his gruesome battle with cancer and toll it had taken after surgery. I wish many more years for Roger Ebert and his new show on PBS! Cheers!

Happy MLK Day 2011

To my American friends, I wish all of them a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr.King’s life is simply AMERICAN history for ALL Americans. Here is the last speech before he was assassinated the next day on April 4, 1968.

Money For Nothing on Taylor Topics—DEAL WITH IT!

I give my kudos and praise to fellow Canadian radio stations like CIRK-FM in Edmonton and CFRQ-FM in Halifax for not submitting to political correctness. One friend said it very plain, “One complaint out of 34 million people on a 25 year old song. I thought we lived in a democracy.” Another friend made a brilliant quote, “Free societies punish deeds, not words.” Even Liberal MP Scott Brison (who is openly gay), had his two cents about it:I’m not straight, but I like Dire Straits,” Brison said. “I don’t like the word ‘faggot,’ but in music or literature there’s a context within which language is used. 

“If somebody is offended by this song, turn it off. I’m not really offended by it, but then again, I’ve been in politics for 14 years so my skin’s so thick I don’t even use sunscreen.”

Good advice.

Dire Straits song Money For Nothing was a part of my upbringing as a teenager in the ’80’s and I am proud of it. The Canadian Broadcasting Standard Council can’t take that away. Deal with it.

An excellent speech from President Obama

This is one of the best speeches of U.S. President Obama of his presidency. Some people have complained that this was a “pep speech”  than a solemn memorial service. After the tragedy in Tucson resulting in an assassination attempt of a U.S. Congresswoman (who at this moment is trying to recover from her wounds), six people killed and many others wounded by a crazed gunman at a meet and greet at a local grocery store, the residents of that community that have been bombarded with sorrow and grief need a Commander-In-Chief to rally to the troops to victory. President Obama’s speech was a celebration of each and every life of the six victims that were brutally cut by an assassin’s bullet and a celebration of the beginning of a long and possibly difficult  road to recovery of  wounded Congresswoman, Mrs. Debbie Giffords.  Some will point out that on my blog, I  had a few days ago mentioned that last year was the season of disappointment of President Obama and had found some Youtube satire to confirm it.  My concerns about how U.S. Presdient Obama will lead the United States still remain but this is the time to support a leader who needs to comfort a country that has gone through some disturbing events the past few days. I have been disgusted and angered  (almost to the point of flipping a table or banging my fist on one)at the finger pointing from those both on the left and right. They have not learned a thing whatsoever and this childish, “I’m right, you’re wrong” game seem all important to them . We should have talks about dealing with mental illness and how those who don’t deserve guns, shouldn’t get guns. Some will say that this is an attempt to nibble at the Second Amendment of The Bill Rights. My response is, “Get out of la-la land and into reality!”  In this age of American hyper-partisanism, probably it is time to recognize that those in a political party are not the sum total of their humanity. It would be refreshing that  out of this tragedy, the American people can start a positive movement of looking at other Americans beyond labels. Only time will tell.