Video: Some thoughts from your host

I really have not done one of these in a good while. I thought I would share it with you. Please. excuse the unpolished look of this video. I do not own any video editing software and this slow laptop does not have enough memory to do alot of video editing; I know, I tried that and it locked the machine up. :roll:

Anyhow, here’s the video:

The Tuesday Music Express – Special Memorial Edition – Presents: Woody Guthrie

No Christmas tree was ever again allowed in Mary Krainatz’s Upper Peninsula home.

The sight of a decorated fir tree, resplendent with colorful ornaments, yuletide cheers and the gaiety of children, reminded her of a Christmas Eve she longed to forget.

Seventy-three people, the majority of them children younger than 10, died in a stampede after someone supposedly yelled “fire” during a holiday get-together for striking miners in Calumet on Dec. 24, 1913. Krainatz’s 11-year-old daughter, also named, Mary, was among those killed when people rushed for the staircase down to the first floor.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, a time of remembrance in a small Copper Country community where no survivors remain to share their firsthand accounts.

A ceremony, including a reading of the names of the deceased, will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the site of where the Italian Hall once stood at Seventh and Elm. Now, a park is punctuated by the sandstone block archway that once served as the building’s entrance. A white, silk lily for each victim pays silent testament in Calumet’s Village Hall.

The pre-holiday horror was immortalized in the Woody Guthrie song “1913 Massacre,” a 2001 opera, a book by Birmingham lawyer Steve Lehto and the documentary “Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913” that debuted on PBS earlier this month. — Source

This posting is dedicated to the 73 people who lost their lives on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, Michigan. May they rest in peace.

May this be a reminder to all my Conservative and Tea Party friends that dishonest, crony capitalism hurts people; this being a perfect example.

Video: Megadeth does…. a Christmas Album?!?

This is pee in the pants funny! I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this.

The Video:

The story:

On Monday night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Megadeth appeared in a sketch promoting their upcoming Christmas album, Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas.

Don’t worry, last-minute shoppers — it’s not a real album!

Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick & Co. were joined by Jenny Lewis, who accompanies the band on a metal version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” But we think you’ll enjoy all the holiday classics on the (again: fake) album.

via Video: Megadeth Promote Fake Holiday Album, ‘Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas,’ on ‘Kimmel’ | Guitar World.

I have to say that seeing Dave Mustaine… in a sweater is too funny. :D Anyone who knows anything remotely about Mustaine and Megadeth knows why.

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Tomorrow We Live (1942)

Please note: I pulled the previous movie posting, because, quite frankly, I didn’t like it. This one is much, much better.

A 1942 film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring Jean Parker and Ricardo Cortez.

His hobby was collecting women… and he called himself the Ghost… the guy they couldn’t kill
Julie Bronson (Jean Parker), whose father, “Pop” Bronson (Emmett Lynn) operates a desert café, is attracting the unwanted attention of a half-crazed gangster known as The Ghost (Ricardo Cortez).

Director:
Edgar G. Ulmer

Writer:
Bart Lytton (original story)

Stars:
Ricardo Cortez, Jean Parker, Emmett Lynn

(Via MrFilmschatten YouTube Page)