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Music on Mondays (9/11/17)—Digital editing allows us to delete album songs

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It takes me about five months listening to music for ten hours a day to make a complete pass through my non-classical music collection. On this last pass, though, I have been taking advantage of the fact that I can edit my digital music and delete music that just doesn’t get me movin’. Here are a couple of “songs” that I deleted:

“Interlude: The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles” by Jethro Tull
from “A Passion Play,” 1973

“Star Star” originally titled “Starfucker” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
from “Album,” 1983
The cassette had “Starfucker” as a hidden bonus track while the
song did not appear on the vinyl album. I’m not a big fan of vulgarity
in music, and I never liked this song.
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards and showing up on
“Goats Head Soup” by The Rolling Stones.
I knew there was a reason why I don’t have “Goats Head Soup”
in my collection. I have not listened to the Stones’ original version.

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The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

Music on Mondays (8-5-13) — I need good music

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My wise old grandmother always told me that music was the international language. She grew up in the days of orchestras and big band music. I think sure she knew exactly what she was walking about, and I imagine what could be accomplished by politicians in countries throughout the world if all of them would negotiate with each other with some calming music playing in the background. That’s definitely not how I imagine their meetings being conducted.

If you’re having a bad time, try adding some music to your day.

The Sunday mornin’ gospel goes good with the soul
There’s blues, folk, and country, and rock like a rollin’ stone
The world could come together as one
If everybody under the sun
Add some music to your day

You’ll hear it while you’re walkin’ by a neighbor’s home
You’ll hear it faintly in the distance when you’re on the phone
You’re sittin’ in a dentist’s chair
And they’ve got music for you there
To add some music to your day

Add some music everywhere
Add some music
Your doctor knows it keeps you calm
Your preacher adds it to his psalms
So add some music to your day

Music
When you’re alone
Is like a companion
For your lonely soul

 When day is over
I close my tired eyes
Music is in my soul

At a movie you can feel it touching your heart
And on every day of the summertime
You’ll hear children chasing ice cream carts
They’ll play it on your wedding day
There must be ’bout a million ways
To add some music to your day

Add some music to your day
Add some music to your day 

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Just make sure it’s not bad music about death, destruction, rape, murder, violence…. Rap and Hip-hop come immediately to mind. Even bad music is part of the international language, and all those negative thoughts and words under the guise of music are sure to add stress and other negativity into your life.

Everyone that I can see is gettin’ right in tow
Changin’ songs to be on the radio
Now there are things that I believe in
I’d never sell my soul
It always feels so good to hear good music

I need good music, good good music
It always feels so good to hear good music

How can I get back with you if I’m so far from home
In any port or foreign shore alone
So many ways to be betrayed believe me when I say
I think that I would die without good music

I need good music, good good music
It always feels so good to hear good music
I need good music, I need good music
I know that I would die without good music

And even though you might think it’s funny
I couldn’t care if there ain’t no money
I’m a little mixed up but I’ll be alright
If I can hear a loud guitar all night

 I need good music, good good music
It always feels so good to hear good music 

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I think someone at some university somewhere should do some detailed research about what kind of music all these killers, rapists, and thugs listen to. What music was blaring from the stereo in Nathan Campbell’s car that he purposefully drove onto the Venice Beach Boardwalk this weekend that killed one and injured eleven? I’d be willing to bet that it wasn’t good music.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

Music on Mondays: Out & About to see bits and pieces

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Out & About San Diego

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I thought I would combine today’s Music on Mondays post with an
Out & About series post. You’ll understand. I hope.

Today’s Music on Mondays is “Bits & Pieces.” Two different ones for your listening pleasure as you read further and enjoy some pictures of bits and pieces.

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Balboa Park near downtown San Diego has many museums, one of which is the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

It’s common for airplane, train, and car museums to requisition, renovate, rebuild, and reconstruct (hereafter, 4R) historic pieces for display, and to store parts for their operating pieces and their 4R work.

But when was the last time you went to a museum and saw bits and pieces lying around the museum grounds?

Probably “never” is going to be my guess.

Well, recently I did.

I made it to the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, where they keep the bits and pieces, and the 4R projects. It’s not located anywhere near the museum, though. It’s way out in El Cajon at 335 Kenny Street:

San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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Following are some pictures from the Museum Annex. If you get anywhere near the Annex (“near” defined as “within about five miles”), you’ll know you’re close because you’ll see a huge rocket sticking up in the middle of nowhere, certainly taller than anything else around:

San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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Of course, every air and space museum has to have a space dog:

San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, El Cajon, California

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