Jul 11

Some notes on Sanpera 1 repair

jdmorriso, on the Peavy Vypyr forum posted the following information.  I’m making a copy of his post here so that I can find this information: Hi, I’ve just solved a problem with similar symptoms where my Sampera 1 would not light up consistently. I’d turn on the amp and most of the time the Sampera …

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May 09

Bird’s Amazing Odyssey & The Meaning of Tea

My mother used to sing to her children.  There were quite a few of us (I was number 9 of 13).  Singing was one of her tools for getting the herd to settle down at night and to give her a little peace and quiet. It wasn’t just nursery rhymes or lullabies, but just what ever …

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Apr 26

Tough Couple of Weeks for People

A little Music for Bad Times It has been a tough couple of weeks for people on this planet. Massive volcanic eruptions, Major earthquakes, war. A bit of music that helps me get in touch with the individual impact of these massive events comes from an old musical version of H.G. Well’s “War of the …

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Apr 19

Missed it by “That much”

SpaceX, the Space Launch company created by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, is taking giant strides to make space exploration and research affordable and practical.  They have already done more as a company (without government funding) than all but three countries have been able to do.  Getting a capsule to orbit, then successfully bringing it back and recovering …

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Mar 26

Milk Crate #G1

Picture of ram and young sheep

Social Media Buttons Sometimes, sorting the albums in the milk crates was based on the album art.  This milk crate must have been loaded because of the beautiful women on the covers.  This set includes five gorgeous women with incredible songwriting skills and presence in their performances.  Give a listen to these impressive indie singer/songwriters.  …

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Nov 10

On Eternal Patrol

Glen Colbert Page Rank/Rate Torpedoman’s Mate, First Class Service Number 660 14 70 Birth Date January 14, 1920 From Woods Cross, Utah Decorations Purple Heart Submarine USS Snook (SS-279) Loss Date April 9, 1945 Location Near 18° 40′ N x 110° 40′ E Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown

Nov 10

November 11th – Time again to remember

Many gave, some gave all Please take the time to remember our veterans this November 11th. There are two bugle calls attached to this web page.  The first is “Retreat.”  This is the song that is played as the American flag is lowered.  The second is “Taps.”  Both of these are pretty ingrained in to …

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Nov 09

Remembering My Brother George’s Regiment

A Veterans Day Thought The 5th Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment spent late 1967 and early 1968 fully engaged in some of the most difficult combat of the Viet Nam War up until that time. Not the best place and time to be an 11B (infantryman). My brother George sometimes referenced that he was …

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May 20

Memorial Day

As we approach the memorial day weekend it is important to remember why we celebrate this holiday. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) – established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to …

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Apr 24

SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth

Imagine what it would cost to fly from Denver to Orlando if the airplane could only be used once and a new one had to be built for each flight.  This is the cost model that we have historically used when it comes to space flight.  Even the Space Shuttle (which was intended to address …

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