dimland radio 3-24-18 show notes

Mom Had Surgery And Recovery Has Been Complicated

My mom had surgery on Monday, which went well. However, she's old, so very old, and not the most physically fit. That combination has made recovery slow going. She is in transitional care now. She is improving, so maybe she'll be back home soon.

Pedantic Moment: Long John Silver

It was 44 years ago on an episode of Match Game '74. One of the fill-in-the-blank statements was (something along the lines of), "Long John Silver and his parrot are so much alike the parrot even has a blank."
The contestant and all six of the celebrities answered either peg leg or wooden leg (both were considered the same). Only thing is...
Long John Silver did NOT have a peg leg!

It's Not True #1: Michelle Obama Said White People Are What's Wrong With America

Remember what Abraham Lincoln said about internet memes that show a photo of someone and have a quote alleged to be said by that person? Essentially he said there's a strong chance they are bullshit. This one about Michelle Obama is bullshit.
Snopes.com lists this as false and shows that the claim stems from a commencement speech the former First Lady made at Tuskegee University in 2015. She did talk about the obstacles African Americans faced through America's history, but if you hear her saying white people are what is wrong with America when she tells of that history, you have a problem.
Here's something she really did say about the people of America:
"The people of this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent. Don't be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good."

It's Not True #2: British Singers Try To Sound American While Singing To Make More Money

I used to believe this one, but I learned that the act of singing in English tends to make the singer sound as though they have a generic American accent. It's something that happens to British, Irish, and even Swedish singers. It even happens to singers with a strong New York or Southern accent. You can learn more about it here.
The Jam - Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler, & Paul Weller
I talked about Paul Weller, who was the lead singer of The Jam and later The Style Council. His speaking voice has a strong Cockney accent. When he sang in The Style Council his British accent washes away. However, when he sand for The Jam, he would purposefully retain the British accent. That is something singers will do, but if they just sing as comes naturally to them, most the time they sound American.
The Style Council - Mick Talbot & Paul Weller
I gave examples of Weller singing British in The Jam on their song This Is The Modern World, his speaking voice, and his generic American accent while singing in The Style Council on their song Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Top Three Cool Things Of The Week

Here's Three Cool Things from this week.

3) I did some art from Nostalgia Zone, the comic book store I work for. The two pieces I did turned out OK and it was cool to do some comic book art again.
2) YouTube has a Columbo channel. It's an official channel put up in commemoration of Columbo turning 50 this year. And in the last three weeks now, they've posted three full episodes, two from season one and one from season 2. So far. It's looking like they'll post a full episode each week.

1) My mom and I spent an evening while she was in the hospital watching a really good movie (Open Range - It's an excellent Western). It brought back memories of when we would watch movies together on a regular basis. It was like the old days. Pretty cool.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'White And Lazy' by The Replacements & 'Eye In The Sky' by Alan Parsons Project
Second ad break bumpers: 'Rough Boys' by Pete Townshend & 'Emotional Rescue' by The Rolling Stones
Closing song: 'Angler's Treble Hook' by $5 Fiddle

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