Monday, August 29, 2005

Monday Morning Fast Tracks August 29

Boy, what a fast summer! MTV Awards rocked Miami last night and it comes as no surprise another rapper (Surge Knight) is shot (in the leg). Give rap music their own awards. Violance and criminal activity will always surround this "so called" music so better to isolate it away from real music....Where is Stevie Wonder's new CD? Been waiting for months now...Bob Segar has a new release in the near future after a long absense...Can't wait to hear the "Cream" concert from London when it is released soon...With the price of oil continuing to climb, I want to see an all out search for alternate means for fuel. This is now beyond the "lets think about it" stage. Everyone should contact their congressmen and representitives to let them know how they feel. America must focus on America now.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Monday Morning Fast Tracks August 15

Lots of anniversaries...40 years ago today, the Beatles appeared at Shea Stadium, thrilling over 50 thousand screaming fans. Sid Bernstein, 87 years old, was the famed promoter of the concert and recalls telling Brian Epstein (the Beatle's manager) he would pay him $10 for every unsold ticket...amazing....In 1939 on this date, The Wizard of Oz opened. Little did they know then it would become such a tremedous classic....In 1969, the Woodstock Arts and Music Festival began. Over 600,000 people convened on the tiny town of Bethal, New York in a peaceful assembly that will never be seen again. It closed out the age of Aquarious and brought in the truly eventful 70"s. Two decades of tremendous highs and lows for all of us who were there and remember.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

MARS Update

After researching the information passed to me, it seems that Mars getting closer to Earth on August 27th is most likely a myth or urban legend. If it does come to pass, it will be big news. I hope I am wrong. Venus and Mars are alright tonight!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

MARS to be seen on August 27th: AS BIG AS A FULL MOON!

This is not entertainment related but it is such spectacular news, I wanted to share it with the masses.
This is not a joke.

This should be something to see in our lifetime.


The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when
Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in
the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.

and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30 a. m. That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the

Share this with your children and grandchildren.