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Last man standing

Last man standing is the name of a new CD by Jerry Lee Lewis. They played it when I visited a record shop today. I was hooked and bought it. The CD has 21 tracks, different guest on each of them. Among the guests are several of my favourites like Eric Clapton, BB King, Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Buddy Guy.

There is history behind the name of the CD. Fifty years ago Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Among these founding fathers of rock and roll, Jerry Lee is the “last man standing”.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

If you want my body – Hanne Boel

It is the title of a song on the CD “Dark Passion” with one of my favourite singers, Hanne Boel from Denmark. Part of the lyrics goes like this: “If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind”. That rings true to me too. There’s a video below the lyrics.

Lyrics

I’m aware of you, see you around sometimes,
Casual talk and neither one ever steps over the line.
But it’s crossed my mind, it’s crossed my mind.
And I might sometimes, except for the fact that,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Got your high position, and your BMW
You got big money ways and baby that’s cool
But you ain’t playing with a fool
Oh I’ve paid the price, and I’m feeling nice, about myself,
And I don’t think twice, about telling you that,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Oh, I’m a sensitive girl,
And I love it when it’s feeling right,
And I could take you to paradise
If only just for the night
Youll remember it, you’ll remember it,
But don’t forget, the fact still remains,

If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Video with Hanne Boel

Watch it below or on YouTube at Hanne Boel – If You Want My Body

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. At TED Talks are videos with some of the speakers they have had. It is an impressive list with names like Malcom Gladwell (Blink), Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Nicholas Negroponte, Al Gore and more. A website worth a visit!

This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project (THP) has the tagline: Effective Action to End World Hunger.

The Hunger Project uses low-cost, people-centered strategies for the sustainable end of hunger. I recently was at meetings were two persons from Bangladesh talked about how The Hunger Project works there. The country manager, professor Badiul Alam Majumdar, gave a more theoretical talk about why charity does not work. But the great part was a woman named Chandrika Banerjee who talked about how her life has changed radically for the better. It was impressive, touching and heartwarming.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

Life and baseball

Baseball does have some similarities to life. In life or baseball you have to do similar things to win.

1. You have to play the game. Philosophizing about it on the sidelines doesn’t accomplish anything.

2. You have to take your foot off first base and risk being thrown out to advance.

3. Swing away! People remember how many times you hit the ball out of the park. They don’t care how many times you struck out.

4. Nobody bats a thousand. It’s a game of percentages.

5. A perfect game is thrown one good pitch at a time. It’s the accumulation of many small things done well that gets you in the hall of fame.

6. When you do connect, touch all of the bases on your way around. You wouldn’t want to miss anything

7. Have some fun. In the end it’s all a game.

(Source unknown but I like the text.)

This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.

Literature-Map

Literature-Map, their tagline is The tourist map of literature, is a great site when looking for authors. Enter an author that you like, the map shows similar ones. This website can keep you busy for a while, clicking on authors and getting new maps.

Long walks are good for you

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Said by Noel Coward and I got it from Quotes of the Day.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

ChangeThis

ChangeThis is a really interesting site that uses existing tools (like PDFs, blogs and the web) to challenge the way ideas are created and spread. There is material from people like Guy Kawasaki, Tom Peters and many more. The ChangeThis blog is at Read and Pass.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

Poker and Zen

Howard Lederer wrote an article about poker and Zen.
There are four basic stages that a player must pass through to achieve poker mastery:
1. Beginner’s Passion
2. The Student Emerges
3. Expert Level is Achieved
4. Poker, One Hand at a Time

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

Ancora imparo

Ancora imparo means I am still learning. It is attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).

I believe in lifelong learning so that statement suits me too.

I am still learning