Cher – Gypsys Tramps And Thieves

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to Time magazine, rock’s “it” couple.[2] She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)“. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.

While working on television, Cher established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves“, “Half-Breed“, and “Dark Lady“. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas. Wiki

The Dew that Drops in the Morning- by Gemstone

The Dew that Drops in the Morning

By Gemstone  

The dew that drops in the morning
Drenches all grasses and trees
It falls on all roofs of a town
And drips down from all eaves.

That rain that wets
Falls on all houses and yards
And flow down every valley 
Into streams and rivers and lakes and seas.

The seed that sprouts
Will grow into a plant
Into a big tree of roots,
And branches and twigs and leaves

Star Trek: Outpost – Episode 2 – From Bad To Worse – podcast

Episode 2 – From Bad To Worse

Inside the mysterious area of space known as “The Pinch,” Lt. Exler and Dr. Winston have taken an away team aboard the doomed Ferengi ship Profitable Venture in search of survivors. Just as the last of the away team is about to beam back, the Ferengi vessel explodes, crippling the Chimera. Adrift among a sea of debris, the Chimera now sits nearly defenseless as her crew works desperately to repair the ship and return to the safety of DS3. The crew soon discovers, however, that they are not alone…

Episode 2 – From Bad To Worse

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The Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday

The Spiral Starecase was an American pop band, best known for their 1969 single “More Today Than Yesterday“.

The band, from Sacramento, California, United States, was recognizable for its horns and lead singer/guitarist Pat Upton‘s voice. The group also included Harvey Kaye (organ), Dick Lopes (saxophone), Bobby Raymond (bass guitar), Gene Austin (bass guitar), Vinny Parello (drums), Mark Barrett (drums) and Al Sebay (electric guitar).

Starting as the Fydallions, they released that song, one album, and a few more singles including “No One for Me to Turn To” after signing with Columbia.

The band had hits with “More Today Than Yesterday”, released in January 1969, and the follow-up “She’s Ready”. “More Today Than Yesterday” has been covered by, among others, Sonny and CherDiana Ross, and Goldfinger, and was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, on the soundtrack of The Waterboy in 1998, and in an episode of Ally McBeal entitled Silver Bells.

“More Today Than Yesterday” peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] It is ranked as the 50th biggest U.S. hit of 1969.[2] In Canada, it reached number six[3] and is ranked as the 63rd biggest hit of the year.[4]

Corsten’s Countdown 619 – week’s top EDM

In Corsten’s Countdown 619 you’ll hear new music by M.I.K.E. Push vs Robert Nickson, Fatum, Genix, Jaytech & Judah, Dirkie Coetzee and much more! Which tracks made it into this week’s Corsten’s Countdown Top 3? Any guesses?


– BLR & NBLM – Don’t You Love This Feeling [AFTR:HRS] (00:02:11)

– Matt Fax x Dezza – Sweet Dream (Steve Brian Remix) [Enhanced Recordings] (00:06:25)

– Fatum, Genix, Jaytech & Judah – All In [Anjunabeats] (00:11:29)

– Dave Winnel – Brain Bug [Armind] (00:16:50)

– Roman Messer featuring Eric Lumiere – Closer (Adip Kiyoi Remix) [Suanda Music] (00:20:27)

– Mario De Caine – Distant Earth [Aldeva Liquid] (00:25:27)

– MIKE Push vs Robert Nickson – Lunar Lander [FSOE Recordings] (00:29:36)

– Dirkie Coetzee – Catharsis [FSOE Parallels] (00:35:00)

– LISTENER’S CHOICE: Orkidea – Unity (Solarstone’s Pure Mix) [Solaris Recordings] (00:39:54)

– NUMBER 3: DIM3NSION & DJ Nano – Santa Monica [Flashover Trance] (00:47:06)

– NUMBER 2: GXD featuring Elle Vee – Voices [AVA Recordings] (00:48:36)

– NUMBER 1: Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella – Surga [Flashover Recordings] (00:49:26

Star Trek: Outpost – Episode 1: Life is good – podcast

Star Trek: Outpost – Episode 1: Life is good for Lt. Greg Torkelson aboard the USS Remington a Starfleet research vessel stationed near the Venderis Nebula. However, when word comes that he has been promoted to the Executive Officer of Deep Space Station 3, an outpost in the backwaters of Federation space, he quickly discovers that all is not as it appears, and what seems to be too good to be true just might be. The post Star Trek: Outpost – Episode 1 – What Could Be So Bad? appeared first…


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In Learning – in gratitude

The Popo

OK, here’s more food for thought. I want to share with you my first experience with an adventurous photographer. As a young boy I was an avid alpinist. I summitted The Popocatepetl (17,800 ft) in Puebla, Mexico back in 1977 when I was 15 years old. Our guide and friend of my parents was Juan Guzman, (born Hans Gutmann, 1911-1982). A very kind and interesting man with a keen eye.

The Popocatepetl

Photography was the journal, for all his amazing adventures. When we summitted, with impending clouds on the horizon, he told me, “One doesn’t always have time to write, but one can take a picture.” His camera seemed to be attached to his arm, as a natural part of him. It was his pen. He was a photojournalist, and he saw photos as a snapshot in time, not a static image.

Hernando Rivera

I saw him use his camera thought out the expedition. I suppose that is when I started making stories out of pictures; watching him choose the scene and patiently shoot, and move slightly and shoot again.

Eruption of Popocatépetl from the Paso del Cortez (image courtesy: Hernando Rivera)