Category: entertainment

  • America: Designed to Fail?

    I’ve come to realize that most modern appliances and electronics are actually designed with the intent that they will fail within a certain calculated time span. Anywhere from 3-7 years for fridges and 10-14 at the maximum. This failure is implicit in the design specifications, materials used, manufacturing processes, and is well known to those […]

  • The sad decline of America and the West

    Sadly my parents divorced when I was 12 years old. It was the single most traumatic event in my life, up until I started suffering from severe mental illness. It has continued to negatively affect me my entire adult life. It’s not something I ever got over. The pain is still raw even nearly 35 […]

  • Christianity in America: The Decline of the Protestant Faith

    In 1950 the Christian majority in America was over 90%, today. Today it is down to just 65%! In a 2020 survey by the Pew Research Center, 65% of adults in the United States identified themselves as Christians. They were 75% in 2015 70.6% in 2014, 78% in 2012, 81.6% in 2001, and 85% in […]

  • 1960s Musical Medley

    Scarborough Fair (Canticle) by Simon & Garfunkel The first song in this medley I’m sharing with you today is a folk rock classic. It’s based off of an old English ballad. Scarborough Fair” is a traditional English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. The song relates the tale of a young man who instructs […]

  • Pavarotti – Nessun dorma

    Luciano Pavarotti (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who during the late part of his career crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most acclaimed and loved tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for his tone, […]

  • The Righteous Brothers

    The soul group The Righteous Brothers is my favorite group/duo from the 1960s. Dubbed “blue-eyed soul”, their music touched millions and still does to this day. Known for their passionate soul music featuring fantastic harmonizing between Bobby Hatfield (blond hair) who was a countertenor and Bill Medley (dark hair) who is a bass/baritone. Sadly, Bobby […]

  • Johnny Cash – Hurt

    I love Johnny Cash. He is an American original. He is the king of outlaw country music, the Man in Black. Cash had a career spanning nearly 50 years. He was a versatile artist who did pop., rockabilly, folk, gospel and rock, in addition to country music. This crossover appeal earned him the rare honor […]

  • Chris Farley – comic genius

    I just watched on YouTube some Chris Farley skits from Saturday Night Live! He was a genius of physical comedy. It’s so sad he died so young at age 33 from drugs! It reminds me of the tragic case of former SNL star, and Chris’ idol, Jim Belushi who also died at the age of […]

  • Mental illness and America

    Sadly, in our American society, even though it’s the 21st century, there is still a strong and harsh stigma for people suffering from mental illness. In the minds of many people the mentally ill are freaks, perverts, are very dangerous, and they feel the mentally ill should be locked away in mental hospitals to “protect” […]

  • 1980s British Bands + Elvis

    Always Something There to Remind Me Here are two 1980s songs, by two different British bands that I really like. The first is “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes. This less well-known New Wave song was a great example of synth-pop. I should point out that this song makes good use of […]