Stayed up way past my bedtime the other night to watch a documentary on Netflix about the most successful 70’s rock band. See if you recognize who it is by these lyrics:
One of these nights
One of these crazy old nights
We’re gonna find out, pretty mama
What turns on your lights
The full moon is calling, the fever is high
And the wicked wind whispers and moans
You got your demons, you got desires
Well, I got a few of my own …”
Yeah, that rock band – the Eagles. The two-part documentary recently added to the Netflix line-up is a three hour trip down memory lane chronicling the group’s rise to superstardom, and if you get the chance to watch it (especially if you were part of that 70’s culture), the memories of your youth will come flooding back. Don Henley. Glenn Frey. “Hotel California.” “Already Gone.” “Best of My Love.” “Lying’ Eyes.” “Take It to the Limit.”The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time.
Here’s a link to the Eagles history on iTunes.
Watching this award-winning doc swept me back to the days when we were long haired, young and beautiful, and always taking it to the limit, one more time.
Sadly, just today we learned Glenn Frey, co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles, passed away at the age of 67. It’s a loss to the music world.
Cups to you
From cups to benches, this is what one popular fast food chicken eatery does with its beverage containers.
Lemme tweet that for you
Last week a well-known radio and television host tweeted something that proved to be a fake tweet, getting a bit of egg on his face. So … how are we to know when a tweet is a phony? Well, there’s a website that specializes in phony tweets. It’s called “Lemme tweet that for you”, and it can cause some serious heartburn for whoever is being misrepresented.
Here’s the fake tweet that got so much attention last week:
How do we know it was fakery?
Serious apps …
This is the iGun. This is how you turn it on. So now, if you find yourself getting jacked by some fool …
If we had an Italian president from New Jersey, as told by comedian Mike Moreno. Fugedaboudit!!!!!
Better than a pill
Amazing grace, amazing nature. Here’s a video that will lower your blood pressure and bring you to a place of tranquility.
“The Nature of God is a beautiful look at wildlife and nature that anyone who enjoys the great outdoors should enjoy watching. The soundtrack for the video is a special rendition of “Amazing Grace” created by Thomas Jones and Richard Berardi. We truly do live in A Wonderful World.”
This stainless steel kinetic wind sculpture by Anthony Howe is mesmerizing. Watch.
And here’s another video with more kinetic structures that silently change shapes like a silver kaleidoscope.
Patience is a virtue, we are told. And never was this more true than the patience displayed by these artists and designers who create stop-motion animation. Here’s a behind the scenes look with three artists as they explain the animation techniques.
“With the success of Pixar came an avalanche of computer-generated animation but not all animators are following the hi-tech pack. Monocle Films travels to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and southern England in search of storytellers who think outside the computer box.” — Monocle Magazine
And while you’re poking around, check out the other fascinating out-of-the-ordinary offerings at Monocle magazine which include features on film, radio, global affairs, business, culture, design and much more.
A helping hand
Sometimes you just need a friend! Watch how these soldiers help each other over an obstacle.
What will your old person hobby be? Take this quiz.
Turns out mine will be doing crossword puzzles. Maybe because like my blog motto explains, it’s because I have so many words?
Calling all colors
There was a time when tattoos were seen on the arms and biceps of sailors and other military types. But today, tattoos are seen everywhere, on the arms, backs, fronts, legs, well … just about everywhere and anywhere on people’s anatomies. Do you have one?
Buzzfeed is offering you the opportunity to show off yours in an upcoming Buzzfeed Community post. So snap a pic and send it off!
Until next week, I’ll leave you with this from The Eagles:
Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy