Saturday, July 18, 2009

McCartney - Sullivan Theater

I was watching McCartney on Letterman last night and his performance was absolutely brilliant. He and his band gave a 22-minute mini concert on the marquee of Ed Sullivan Theater (45 years ago?) in front of slacking New Yorkers on a hump day afternoon.

CBS clip of said live concert that was not on the show itself

I am not a fan of the Beatles but I'm scared to death these older legends are biting the dust one after another. You don't have to be a fan to recognize something truly special. And you don't have to have always loved them to mourn them. A piece of what was taken for granted is lost forever. Let us savor every last bit of your brilliance sir Paul.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Birthday, USA!

Well tomorrow anyway.

Watch all the way through and perhaps a second time. Thank you!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Japan's SELENE crashes onto Moon

SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer), better known in Japan by its nickname Kaguya (かぐや?), is the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft.[1] Produced by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and NASDA (both organizations that are now part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA), the spacecraft was launched September 14, 2007. After successfully orbiting the moon for 1 year and 8 months, the main orbiter's operation finished by the controlled collision to the lunar surface on 18:25 June 10, 2009 (UTC).[2]