Delia Derbyshire and Stupid Texas Politics
Delia Derbyshire who worked with the BBC creating the music for the Dr. Who program. I don't know how long the link or podcast will be available, the BBC doesn't seem to leave them up for very long for some reason. So if you what to hear it, better snap into action. I wondered what part of the co-creation for the Dr. Who theme music she had to do with. It was written by Ron Granger, but I assume she took what he created and more or less molded it into something more that could be used for the show. I assume it's more akin to what George Martin did for the Beatles, producing it and used studio equipment to refine the theme further.
You may have also heard that actress, Grace Lee Whitney that played Yeoman Rand on the original Star Trek series passed away a few days ago. Here's an obituary if interested.
Here lately, now that spring has sprung, I've been doing more yard work. I've been cutting back some brush and weeding (there's a lot of Poison Ivy that needs to be sprayed with weed killer), putting down fertilizer, and recently cut down three sweet gum trees, and I need to get someone to cut down or trim back a few others. Pain in the butt, but there's always something (my Dad's favorite phrase). Ha. I also have family (my sister and nephew) coming down for a quick visit at the end of May. We're planning on going over to Canton, Tx. to where they have an outdoor flea market called First Monday Trade Days at the beginning of each month. I've always wanted to go there just to see what all they have and to see if it's worth returning to at some later time.
Texas politics has turned crazy recently. Both our new governor, Gregg Abbott (Hey Abbbbooot!), and Congressman, Louis Gohmert (whom I refer to as Gohmert Pile), flame the conspiracy theory that Obama may be instituting martial law in Texas by some "secret" military training exercises. Here's a TV clip where also a military spokesperson is speaking on behalf of the military exercises trying to shed some light on what they are actually doing. He gets put down by some of the rednecks saying they don't believe a thing he says--nice, way to support the troops!! The redneck yahoos are rallying around like some serious shit is about to hit the fan. And yet Abbott and Gohmert could have quelled this whole incident by issuing a news article or a press conference or town hall meeting or something, but then they would look like they are siding with Obama or the left wing. I guess politician will stoop to any idiocy to appease their idiotic voters and constituency. Another agitator that loves throwing gas on the fire to flame the whole conspiracy is the Austin so-called "news" radio station and program, Info Wars and its chef spokesman, Alex Jones. That guy would love to see a civil war or something. He's a total loon in by book, and anyone that listens to him needs to book a session with a shrink fast, and get on meds asap. As far as I'm concerned, if you can't be truthful and transparent about situations and politics, you're a damn liar about any of it, no matter how "Christian" you claim to be.