Earlier today the sudden passing of Davy Jones was announced, shocking the music industry and his millions of fans around the world.
Born and raised in England, Davy Jones had a shot to stardom when he was cast as a member of The Monkees, a rock group formed for the TV show of the same name. The TV show was a hit, and Davy was a star. After the show ended in 1971, Davy Jones continued with a successful music career, touring around the world and entertaining his fans.
For me, The Monkees was ahead of my time. I learned of the group while watching old re-runs of the show back in the mid 1980s. But thanks to my parents’ obsession with oldies and taking my brother and I to the oldie concerts, I had the opportunity to see Davy Jones perform live on stage.
It may still be seen as “corny” and “retro” music from the 1960s, but he had a lot of talent. He also had the appearance of a straight shooter and generally decent guy. I never heard any bad publicity about him throughout the years.
“Daydream Believer” – one of Davy’s most famous songs
Here are a few more hits by The Monkees. Read more…
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I’m proud to announce the new website, Chamber of Reviews!
Chamber of Reviews is a spin-off of all of the book, movie and “marketing” reviews that I’ve written here at RellimZone.com. The website has a slightly darker theme, playing more into the usage of sarcasm and disgusting themes present in some of the reviews.
Anyway, I’ve already been adding new reviews to that website. I can safely promise that a LOT more are on the way, covering everything from even more cheesy TV commercials to a wide variety of books and movies. Who knows, perhaps even other topics will be reviewed on the website.
For those of you who are looking for more of my “marketing reviews,” check out that site. That’s where you’ll find the new ones.
Beware — you are about to enter the chamber . . . of reviews!
If you watched the pre-race and most of the race coverage, this event was better known as The Danica Patrick Show.
NASCAR OFFICIALS, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP TALKING ABOUT DANICA PATRICK!!!
Give it a rest!
It’s bad enough dealing with those incredibly annoying and overplayed GoDaddy.com TV commercials. For the excessive pre-race coverage and talk show with the woman, and the constant cutting to her during the first segment of the race, that was INCREDIBLY POOR! Never before has a ROOKIE been given so much attention in the racing series.
NASCAR’s treatment of Danica Patrick is worse than the NHL and news media bending over to Sidney Crosby. Apparently it was a big story recently when he skated again with his team. Not played in a game, but merely skated with his teammates.
It’s time for the media to end these poster boys and girls in the sports world. Yeah, yeah. I know. It’s wishful thinking, but it’s not going to end.
I could see giving Danica some coverage if she was a good driver. But she’s not. She had the best equipment and years of experience in the IndyCar Series, and she could only claim one win. One! And that single win wasn’t even against the full field of cars. Had Helio Castroneves known that Danica was passing him for position at the end of that race in Japan, the outcome would have been different. She’d still have that great big ZERO in the win column. Read more…
Today I finished reading James Rollins‘s thriller, Black Order, a Sigma Force novel.
Before anybody questions that it’s been less than two weeks since the previous book review and Black Order is a 600-page book, let me say that I started reading Black Order almost two months ago. I started the book, stopped reading it to read a few other titles, and then finally finished Black Order.
Does this mean that Black Order is so bad that I had to take a break?
I just ran into a few different scenarios and ended up starting and finishing a few books while reading this one. It happens at times. Surprisingly, I still remembered quite a few details from the first part of the novel.
Black Order is part of a series of novels written by James Rollins called Sigma Force.
Not knowing anything about the Sigma Force or any other of James Rollins’ works, I took the gamble and jumped right into Black Order. The premise on the back of the novel sounded interesting, so I gave it a shot.
The novel was well worth the gamble.
Black Order begins at the tail end of World War 2 as a group of Nazi scientists are conducting secret experiments on people. The scientists and Nazi SS officers are on the run, desperate to escape from Eastern Europe before the Allied forces capture them.
Fast forward to today.
The brunt of Black Order begins in both the Himalayas in Nepal as well as Copenhagen, Denmark.
The action in Nepal involves monks in a monastery who have gone insane and turned to cannibalism. The story in Copenhagen begins as a high-profile book auction in an old book store, but assassins have a different objective in mind. Both locations ultimately send the heroes of Sigma Force into a dark and sinister plot into the world of genetic mutation and the quest for the “perfect” human being. Read more…
February 2, 2012
One more time the country held its collective breath. Watching, waiting for one of the most repulsive and unholy of creatures to make its annual decision. A pitiful rodent that ranks even lower in society than cockroaches.
It sniffed the air.
It observed the crowd.
And then it spoke.
Early Spring! (at least for Georgia)
The crowd erupted into a glorious celebration, worshiping the fabled weather rat. General Beauregard Lee was set on his imaginary pedestal and celebrated once more. The crowd couldn’t be happier. Spring is officially on the way!
Well, at least the Georgia crowd was pleased. Word has it that Punxsutawney Phil, the oversized weather rodent of Pennsylvania, didn’t quite agree with General Lee’s forecast. Phil had doom and gloom in mind as he predicted six more weeks of Winter.
Does one groundhog’s forecast override the other?
Is Punxsutawney Phil capable of detecting weather patterns in the southeast or pacific northwest?
Does anybody really care what a giant rat predicts, especially rodents as wrong as these two?
Let’s check with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and see what they predict for the next few months. Read more…