Month: September 2022

Ancient Musical Adventures

Should I start at the beginning? Or continue from where I left off? Decisions decisions. Such is life. I’ll start in the middle then.

A long time ago there was a group of like-minded people who loved playing music. Not just on a record player, but with musical instruments as well. They were friends from high school, various parties and a friend of a friend. Sometimes they created, other times they destroyed. Not intentionally of course. It just worked out that way. Along the way they were fortunate enough to record some of the tunes they worked on together. Not always great not always bad. They are what they are. 

So I created a page on this website to showcase these dinosaur tunes. Just for historical reference as these tunes appear no where else in the world, that I know of. Most of the musicians have moved away, a few have passed and some just moved on to other aspects of life, family, children.

You can get there from the home page or use the link below:

Dinosaur Rock!

So, fasten your seatbelts for a reverse trip into the past – 35-45 years ago.


More tunes and photos on the way!

Well, I never. Of course I have said that many times before. But this time I mean it. Or not. Wishy washy guy. Oh well.

I have been searching through old tapes and photo boxes. Somehow, new items to post keep popping up. Maybe if I stopped searching this madness would stop. But what’s the fun in that? SO, possibly at the end of this month, or beginning of next month, there will be more stuff added. Yay!

One item of interest is the photo of Old Hologram on the Blast From The Past page, also on the top of this page. The members are left to right: Carl Jasper Hoffman, Jeff DeYoung, Win Meyerson, Ken Ferrante. I had forgotten about Win briefly playing with us. Jeff DeYoung believes he was in a band called “The Dark” at the time as well. I looked him up and he is doing quite well! You can check out his site here: Win Meyerson

It’s nice to see how some people have gone on to wonderful careers and contribute good music along the way. I mostly play music for my critters. They seem to love it and even sing along now and again. I know what you’re thinking. I should record it and post a few tunes here with them singing along. But I can’t do that to you. The magic and amazing wonderfulness would hypnotize you into a state of compliance. You would only be able to listen to this music and nothing else. Forever. So you see, I’m doing you a favor…

Found a couple of these, pictures of a band Doug Goodwin was in. Doug was my keyboardist in URONE and also makes a few appearances in Old Videos Found. He’s on the right in what looks like a blue suit. Yep. Without him, there was no band in my humble opinion. He was the best part of it. I’m sure the other members would argue with me but I have opinions. I believe in treating people the way they treat me. Be truthful, honest, have integrity and bring me ice cream (sugar free) and I will be a pal for life! (smile)

See you back here soon. Got a Klondike bar calling my name…

Doug’s Band “Solid State”

Censoring Dislikes

Ok, so I was watching some music videos that were just awful on YouTube. Not to say my videos are great (which they are) but these were pro releases with big bucks behind them. I wondered if I was the only one who thought that way.

I watched a few helpful videos about how to repair certain amplifiers which were great. Some were an outright waste of time. Then I remembered, “hey stupid, check the likes dislikes right below the video” And to make a short story longer, I did just that.

Where in the heck have I been? Under a rock, in a cave, The Sahara Desert? Yup, there’s a dislike button right next to the like button showing ZERO totals or counts. The like button was showing positive likes. But where did the “dislike” count go? It was time for some quick research and also to find a way to uncover the “dislikes” totals.

Sure enough, YouTube decided to stop displaying the dislikes saying it was unfairly targeting the creators. Well, that’s the point I would think. If a content creator made crappy videos and the public pointed this out using the dislike button, perhaps they would learn from this and make better content. Or not.

But YouTube said the creators were being ganged up on by groups maliciously targeting their videos. Well, guess what? That’s part of putting yourself and content in the public eye. Expected. And if your content is controversial, what would you expect? Every person in the world to bow down and respect you and your opinions?

Crocodile tears are crap. YouTube removing the totals is absolute crap and creates more problems than it solves. But hey, I’m just one person in the Universe that believes that. There may be others, there may be some that think I’m full of crap. But I’m old enough to remember a time when speech was free and information available in troves. Now with YouTube censoring conservatives and anyone who goes against the current government, along with twitter and google (who I admired until I found out they were censoring any speech that they didn’t agree with bt those in charge)

Imagine my surprise when I found out that I wasn’t alone! There are millions, yes millions of people who hated the change. Voices carry. And some clever programmers figured out a way (maybe temporary) to put those totals back.  A simple plugin that you can add to your browser. YES! It works. Just finished trying the extension in my chrome based browser “Vivaldi’.

What a difference it has made! I can now avoid the crap videos and also see how many are with me on current events.

Here’s the link for chrome users (all browsers based on chrome should be able to install it) Click the link below for firefox etc.

Click here for other browsers

While I could write a book of what big tech is doing to change the freedom and voices of all people on planet earth – I won’t because we live it everyday. If you can’t see it, you may never see it. It’s like the people that wear a mask in their cars as they drive alone. Nuff said.

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