Friday, April 29, 2005

Question for you/me,

Do parents live through their children’s sporting achievements. My son’s team won the 2nd tier championship this year in PeeWee select hockey. He was out with a knee injury, in fact he has a game this weekend to see who will come in 2nd place overall. (this is out of about 60 teams, I’m pretty proud) I know he cares, but he doesn’t seem to be that upset about it. Is it me who is pushing him to this? Is it me, that’s becoming a hockey father? I know my son won’t make the NHL, I know he doesn’t have a chance in hell of a hockey scholarship, I don’t care. I want to see competitive spirit in him; I want to see him strive to be the best he can be. What I get is a blank stare and him being more interested in playing his Xbox. I was his house league coach this year, we tried hard. Not last place and not first, but when he played for me he gave me his best.

Both my daughters play hockey, one is a goalie, the other is just learning. They both like to skate, they both seem to be having fun, I can’t believe the goalie (Barbie doll queen, but no fear of taking a puck off the face) The little one is going to be the competitive one. I like spending the time with them, I like teaching them.. I think I’m closer to all three of them because of it. I hope I don’t lose this, my wife wants to put the little one in Gymnastics. She is good, very small and very flexible.. she probably would make a very good gymnast, but I would lose my time with her. Is this selfish? Does my wife want to live through the little one as I do with the older two?

Is this all really what the kids want to do? We ask them and we register them, we take them. We give them a choice of whatever sport they want to do. The only thing they have to do is to take swimming lessons. So do we live through are kids, aren’t we supposed to. Isn’t this the whole idea of having kids.

What better to end this than with today’s find. What a bland image I am.

Anyway, its the weekend, hockey / lacrosse and gardening .. what a better way to spend the weekend .. have a good one.

Thursday, April 28, 2005


I find it hard to write some days. Its more fun to play with the code behind this and get it looking like I want. Forgot how much fun it was to create something.

Not so paranoid anymore .. I decided to say fuck it and not worry. So I'm at work right now, made a bunch of phone calls that aren't going anywhere. I guess this is why I'm feeling that my life is wasted. What have I produced that means anything. I know, 3 great kids, a marriage that has lasted and looks like it will last. (heck when we get a chance to make love its pretty good, if I can stop coming so early. I don't know should I masturbate more or less.) So I've done alot with that side of my life, but what about the side that needs to feel self worth in its job. I don't know does your job make you who you are?

I have a need to be more creative. I have do something. I've started taking TaeKwanDo, it makes me feel good physically (it really feels good to kick and punch someone), but I mean more creative artisically. I garden, its fun and makes me proud when the colours come out as I want them, but I want to create a work of art or write a novel. Something that will last.

Take a look at this guy, this is what I mean when I say I want to be more creative.

Monday, April 25, 2005


My job is making me feel paranoid ... what do I do .. I'm yelling at people because I feel like people are watching what I'm doing ... this sucks .. How could anyone get almost 400 points .. maybe if I did some work I wouldn't feel paranoid. Have a life, enjoy ..

admit a secret ..

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Canadian SciFi
Made In Canada Homepage for Canadian Science Fiction
Canada's National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals
The Merril Collection of the Toronto Public Libary
Friends of the Merril Collection
University of New Brunswick Ward Chapman Libary
Resource of Science FictionCanadain Science Fiction Webring
Infinite Diversity International Corporation
TransVersions or the Transversion SciFi Event Calender

Fan Fiction
Amateur Fan Fiction fun to read others ideas of characters you like.
Harry Potter Fan Fiction, What would be better than reading more about Harry.

Online SciFi Magazines
Science Fiction Weekly the best.
The Website at the End of the Universe
Homepage for Sicence Fiction and Fantasy
Super Hero Hype

SciFi Novels
Writers Resource
SciFi Writers did you ever want to be one?
Write SciFi or Fantasy a online community.
Famous Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors and what they might believe in. Why you would want to know what religion some one is, I don't know.
Science Fiction Writers of America sfwa links and resources
Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Works Links To Other Relevant Science-Fiction & Fantasy Sites
SFF net people pages
Mystic Galaxy bookstores links to scifi authors sites.
scifi dot com links to authors sites
Encyclopedia the free dictionary List of science fiction authors

Authors Sites
Robert J. Sawyer
Charles de Lint
Chris Moore
Eric Flint
John Ringo
George RR Martin
Harry Turtledove
Martin Scott Thraxas Novels
Neil Gaiman
Julie E. Czerneda
Lois McMaster Bujold
Spider Robinson
William Gibson
William H. Keith Jr.
Marion Zimmer Bradley Trust
Mercedes Lackey
Arthur C Clarke Foundation
Storm Constintine
Elizabeth Bear
Andre Norton

Border Town

David Brin

Jim Butcher/Harry Dresden

Robert A. Heinlein

Orsan Scott Card
Hatrack River
Wikipedia Orsan Scott Card
Ender Shrine

SM Stirling

Robert Jorden/WOT

JKRowling/Harry Potter

Thieves World

John Brunner
Stand on Zanzibar
John Brunner from NNDB
Heroes of Cyberspace: John Brunner
U of Liverpool SciFi Hub, John Brunner
Biography of John Brunner from

Douglas Adams

Glen Cook
Wiki Bitparts Glen Cook
Glen Cook Fanpage
Great SF&F Glen Cook

Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson dot com/
Wikipedia Neal Stephenson


DAW Books
Random House Delrey
Meisha Merlin
Baen Books
Random House Spectra
NY Times Bestseller List
SFsite list of publishers
Time Warner Science Fiction
Tor Books

SciFi WebLinks

SciFi TV


The International Museum of Cartoon Art
Jess Nevins - Annotations And Other Pursuits The

Dan Dare
Introduction to The DC Universe Timelinev
Encyclopaedia Olympiana
Guardians of the World Timeline
Marvel Directory
Superman Through the Ages
The Appendix to Handbook of the Marvel Universe/ The Defenders
The 5 Earths Project
Legion of Super-heroes
The Marvel Universe
The Alternative Marvel Fanfiction site Unoffical Guide to the DC Universe Uncanny X-Men

Alternative History


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Haven't felt like writing lately .. kind of felt out of sorts .. I guess you could say I felt like a asshole for thinking what I write might be interesting to someone else. Then just now I had a "oh fuck this shit" moment and decided this isn't for any one but myself. This is for me .. I will write when I want to and post what I want to ..

I always thought I had the worst luck with jobs, well now I know that I don't ..

Its not worth complaining ... all I have to do is call people .. at least I don't have to make violin strings.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Enviromental links

International Whaling Commission
Environmental Investigation Agency
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Marine Conservation Society
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Enviromental Investigation Agency
World Wildlife Fund Canada
World Wildlife Fund UK Endangered Species
The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES Canadian branch.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
GreenPeace International and Canadian office.
Marine Conservation Society
United Nations Enviromental Programme World Conservation Monitering Centre (WCMC)Centre Database
Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition
Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department
Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International - Founded by Dian Fossey to Save the Gorillas.
The Leakey Foundation - Funded Research
Nature on the Toronto Islands:An Explorer’s Guide
Toronto Bay Initiative
Canadian Nature Federation
David Suzuki Foundation
Canadian Ecology Centre
Forest Action Network (FAN)
Ontario Enviroment Network
Canadian Enviroment Network
Green Ontario
Pollution Watch
Green Maps to help with enviromental tourism
Planet Friendly Calender of Events and a Ecoportal
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
United Nations Environment Programme
Ancient Forest Exploration

Enviromental News

David Suzuki Foundation Newsroom
Enviromental Newswire
Enviromental News Network
Wild Canada
Canadian Environmental News Network

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Movies, TV shows that I like. So this one is going to continue to grow over time.

  • The site for all infomation on the film television industry the Internet Movie Database
  • Lists of the greatest films from Filmsite

  • Quote "NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead."

  • Yahoo Canada, Upcoming movies

  • British Cinema Greats

  • Offical Database of the Academy Awards

  • SoundTrack Collector, searchable database of movie sound tracks for sale.

  • Need I say more, the Razzies

  • Movie Mistakes

  • The Worst 100 movies of the last 100 years, from The Stinkers

  • American Film Institues Top 100 Movie Quotes of the last 100 years

  • Movies that I like
  • Sound of Music

  • Sound of Music from IMDB
    Sound of Music lyrics and MIDI files
    TheTrapp Family Lodge in Vermont
    The Sound of Music from Wikipedia

  • Carry On

  • Carry On dry witty comedy from the UK
    Just do a search at IMDB for Carry On .. you'll get more than you want.

    60's Spy Movies
    Cloak and Dagger, tribute to the swinging superspies of the sixties and beyond.

  • The Blues Brothers

  • The Blues Brothers Movie at IMDB
    The Blues Brothers, transcrpts, audio and video
    VH1 The Blues Brothers
    Wikipedia the Blues Brothers
    Blues Brothers Central

  • Willow

  • Willow on the IMDB
    The Big Big Willow/Shadow Moon page.
    Crossroads a Willow page

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • Catch Me If you can on the IMDB
    Frank W. Abagnale
    Outrunning the Law
    Frank Abagnale from Wikipedia
    An interview with Frank Abagnale from Chud

  • Wizard of OZ

  • Wizard of OZ from IMDB
    Wizard of OZ from WarnerBrothers.
    Hypertext copy of L. Frank Baum "Wizard of OZ"
    Lyric sheet for Wizard of OZ

  • SlapShot

  • SlapShot from the IMDB
    SlapShot Tribute site
    The Hanson Brothers
    The Ultimate SlapShot Fans

  • Almost Famous

  • Almost Famous from imdb
    Almost Famous the offical site from Dreamworks
    Fansite for Almost Famous
    the offical Cameron Crowe website

  • The Dark Crystal

  • IMDB info on the Dark Crystal
    The Unoffical Dark Crystal website
    The Gelfling College
    The Book of Habidabad
    The Jim Henson Company

  • Pay It Forward

  • IMDB info on Pay It Forward
    Warner Bros.Offical Pay It Forward website
    The Pay It Forward Foundation
    Catherine Ryan Hyde author of Pay It Forward
    The Pay It Forwad Movement

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen from IMDB
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen from Wikipedia
    Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe Free Ebook,Project Gutenburg
    Dreams, the Terry Gilliam Fanzine
    Homepage of the Collection in Munchausology

  • The Court Jester

  • The Court Jester from IMDB
    Transcript of dialog from The Court Jester
    The Vessel with the a Pestle
    The Court Jester from Wikipedia
    Court Jester from Black Fox Designs

    Hawkins: I've got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?
    Griselda: Right. But there's been a change: they broke the chalice from the palace!
    Hawkins: They *broke* the chalice from the palace?
    Griselda: And replaced it with a flagon.
    Hawkins: A flagon...?
    Griselda: With the figure of a dragon.
    Hawkins: Flagon with a dragon.
    Griselda: Right.
    Hawkins: But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle?
    Griselda: No! The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
    Hawkins: The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.
    Griselda: Just remember that.

  • The Aviator

  • "The Avaitor" at IMDB
    The Aviator Miramax website
    Howard Hughes at IMDB
    Famous Texans .. Howard Hughes
    SolCal Social History org, Howard Hughes biography
    The Howard Hughes Corp
    Wikipedia, Howard Hughes
    Howard Hughes Digial Collection from UNLV
    Howard Hughes from Rotten
    A Determined Man from the Crime Libaray
    Evergreen Aviation Museum .. Home of the Spruce Goose

  • Million Dollar Baby

  • Million Dollar Baby at IMDB
    Review of Million Dollar Baby from The Hollywood Reporter
    Million Dollar Baby Ocscar Nominee
    Wikipedia Million Dollar Baby
    Clint Eastwood
    Blogcritcs: Top 15 Hollywords of the Year
    Mo chuisle

    What I'm watching on TV

    Lost, The Amazing Race, Monty Python, ER, C.S.I., WKRP in Cincinnati, St. Elsewhere, Mork and Mindy, Smallville
  • The Simpsons
  • Simpson Crazy a fan site, make sure you take a look at their Simpson MP3 downloads

  • Actors, Actress, Directors and Comedians that I like

    Bob Hope, Jim Carrey, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Robin Williams, Tim Allen, Jessica Tandy, Steve Martin, Morgan Freeman, John Cleese, Danny Kaye,Cameron Crowe fansite, website Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, Sarah Polley, Joanthan Winters, Jackie Chan, Steven Spielberg Carrie Fisher, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, Julie Andrews, Ridley Scott, Kate Hudson, Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, James Cameron, Helen Hunt

    Non SciFi Authors and Novels that I Like

    Collen McCCullough doesn’t go anywhere

    Reading Groups Online

    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    Flowers 2004 1
    General Garden Links

  • Toronto Botanical Gardens and the gardening forum,
  • North American Native Plant Society
  • Wild About Gardening from the Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Royal Horticulture Society from the UK
  • Canadian plant hardiness zone map from Canadian gov't,
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic from Cornell University,
  • Horticulture department at the University of Nebraska Linclon
  • Botany.Com, the Encyclopedia of Plants, Flowers and the Garden and Plant Store.
  • Canadian Gardening Magazine.
  • Tomato Bob, links to gardening organizations.
  • Halton Region Garden Links.
  • Our Gang Gardening Long blooming perennials and Bulbs.
  • How to Garden from Essortment.
  • UltraGrowth Grardening Links (don't know what the product is like but really good links and info on gardening)
  • Plants of the Week
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Carry On Gardening

    Propogating House Plants

    My favorite plant species:

    Cactus (I have two pots in my office, not sure what types)
  • Plants in the cactus family
  • How to look after indoor cactus from the University of Nebraska Linclon

    Xmas Cactus (two at home and one in the office)
  • Care of Xmas cactus from Prudue Univeristy
  • Care of Xmas Cactus from Essortment
    Propagate Christmas Cactus

    Clematis (Three plants in the back yard, have not had flowers in 4 years, not sure what I'm doing wrong)
  • Britsh Clematis Society
  • International Clematis Society

    Iris (have them all over the place, just bought some more Siberian Iris.. pictures to come)
  • World Iris Association
  • The Iris Preservation Society
  • Ontario Wildflowers: Iris Family
  • Rare Dwarf Lake Iris, hard to find but we do have them on the shore at the cottage.

    05 tulips

    Tulips (more than you can count)
  • The Canadian Tulip Festival
  • How to grow Tulips
  • Backyard Gardener How to grow Tulips

    Begonia(tried to save last years plants, died, will try again)
  • Canadian Begonia Society

  • Dahlia (This is my second time. 1st time it was a bust nothing came up, this time I have planted 3 groups we will see how they do. Already have shoots from one spot, Thurs May 19I've got about half a dozen shots, crossing my fingers)
  • How to grow Dahlia,
  • from the Colorado Dahila Society. BC Dahila site

    Lilac (three bushes, if I can just keep my mother in law from cutting them down)
  • The International Lilac Society How to care for Lilacs

    Lilies (Day Lily and Oriental, again more than you can count)
  • Canadian Hermercallis Society (Day Lilies)
  • American Hermercallis Society (Day Lilies)
  • Ontario Daylily Society
  • Ontario Regional Daylily Society
  • Lily Net

    Peony (three in front yard, pictures to come)
  • Friends of the Peony The oldest cultivated flower.
  • The Canadain Peony Society

    Tropical Hibiscus (one in the house, have some seeds that I have to try and start)
  • Growing Tropical Hibiscus in the north.
  • Growing Tropical Hibiscus from seed.

  • Tropical Hibiscus General Questions and Answers

  • Coleus
    Coleus Finder
    Glasshouse Works Coleus Cultivar Gallery Page. Coleus
    Guide to Growing Painted Nettles

    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    General History Sites
    BBC History page
    September Eleven
    British Military Conflicts since 1945

    History Link 101
    The Falkland Islands
    A history of the 1982 conflict

    Albert Einstein Archives

    Virtual Museum of Nautical Archaeology

    Broadside Royal Navy History site

    Top 10 Greatest Speeches of All-Time
    1. Martin Luther King Jr-I Have a Dream
    2. Abraham Lincoln- Gettysburg Address
    3. William Shakespeare- Julias Caesar's Oration by Marc Anthony
    4. John Kennedy- I am a Berliner
    5. Robert Kennedy- Announcing the death of Martin Luther King Jr
    6. Pierre Elliot Trudeau- Paul Sauve Arena Speech
    7. Romeo Dallaire- The failure of humanity in Rwanda
    8. Franklin Roosevelt's Inaugural Address
    9. John Manley- Post 9/11 Speech to Parliament
    10. Al Gore- November 2003 Speech on the war against terrorism

    Ancient History
    Alexander the Great
    Joan's Mad Monarchs
    Maps of the Classical Roman World
    Internet Medieval Sourcebook from Fordham Univer
    Provinciae Imperii Romani A Project by Students of Roman History at The University of South Dakota
    Same map from the Dalton School with some different infomation
    Illustrated History of the Roman Empire
    PBS Napoleon Roman History, the Greeks the Crucible of Civiliztion, Egypt's Golden Empire, Peter and Paul the Christian Revolution, Japan, the Memories of a Secret Empire, Queen Vitoria's Empire
    UNRV Roman Empire

    Folklore and Mythology
    Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
    Encyclopedia Mythica
    The British Columbia Folklore Society

    Canadian History
    Canada's Aborigianl Vetrans
    Canadian History Directory
    Canadian History Links
    MAPS: GIS Windows on Native Lands,Current Places, and History
    Unofficial Canadiana..The Canadian Resource Page
    The Memory Project
    Historical Atlas of Canada Learning Project
    Jarvis Collegiate - 200 Years of History
    Key Events & Causes: War of 1812
    Library and Achieves of Canada War and Military
    18th Century History, Canadian Tribes
    Strawberry Island in Lake Simcoe from The Basilian Press,
    The Forces of Montcalm & Wolfe
    History of Canada Online
    Mysteries of Canada
    Canada's Digital Collections
    Yahoo links to Personal_Accounts of World_War_II
    Americans Guide to Canada
    Canada Science and Technology Museum

    Canada WWII
    Johnny Canuck's, Wartime History of Canada
    A Coy 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
    Canadian Air Aces of WWI, WWII and Korea
    Canadian War Poster Collection from McGill The Digital Collections Program
    Canuck, Canadian Soldiers
    Juno Beach
    Canadian Military History Mag article on Airborne role on D-day anx D-Day At Sea And In The Air
    The Juno Beach Centre
    The Queen's Own Rifles
    The Rifleman Online- Web Site of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
    The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment
    Vetrans Affairs Canada Victoria Cross
    "WAR MUSEUMS: Places Of Remembrance Throughout Europe"
    The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
    The Archives of Ontario Remember the Home Front.
    Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1939-1945, full text of 242 pp. in pdf from DND Department of History and Heritage
    Armoured Warrior: A Second World War Interactive Adventure (Canadian War Museum)
    Art and War: Australia, Britain and Canada in the Second World War " consists of 96 works of art from the collections of the Canadian War Museum, the Australian War Memorial, and the Imperial War Museum...This is the first exhibition of its kind to explore how Australia, Britain and Canada lived through and recorded the greatest conflict in human history. The works on display highlight notable differences in outlook and expectation, both nationally and individually."
    Canada and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Archives: Conflict and War
    Canadian Forces Directorate of History and Heritage
    Canadian Letters and Images Project from the History Department at Malaspina University College is a digital archive of the Canadian war experience
    Canadian Military History Gateway: Second World War
    Canadian Navy of Yesterday and Today
    Canadian Virtual War Memorial
    Canadian War Industry During the Second World War (Library and Archives Canada)
    Canadian Wartime Experience"This site is maintained by the University of Manitoba. It provides free access to a collection of several thousand digitised pimary source materials: such as documents, newspaper articles, letters, photographs and prints relating to the experience of Canada and Canadians during various wars from 1899-1970s. They include the Boer War (1899-1903); First World war (1914-1918), Second World war (1939-1945); Korean War (1950-1953) and Vietnam War (1957- 1975). They cover information relating to military movements, battles and training well as oral history accounts from soldiers and servicemen/women. The site also includes a section for educators with suggested classroom activities."
    Canvas of War--Masterpieces (Canadian War Museum)
    Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)
    Flying Boat Era, 1937-1945: An in-depth look at the Flying Boat Era in the Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland
    An Interactive History of the Canadian Navy
    Juno Beach Centre: Canada in WW II
    National Film Board of Canada: D-Day History and Heritage of Canada's Air Force
    Remembrances: Canada and the Second World War (Virtual Museum of Canada)
    Second World War as a National Experience, Sidney Aster, ed., full text of 219 pp. in pdf from Directorate of History and Heritage
    Testaments of Honour Historical Archives ("Personal oral histories of Canadian veterans on digital video")
    Through A Lens: Dieppe in photograph and film (National Archives of Canada)
    The Valour & the Horror - Canada at War from the 1992 TV series
    Veterans Affairs Canada History
    Wings Over Alberta: Flyboys on the Homefront

    American Revolution
    Battle of Oriskany - a turning point of the American Revolution
    Bulter's Rangers from Major Alan D. Woolley CD
    Time Line, America During the Age of Revolution, 1764-1775
    Spy Letters of the American Revolution from the Clements Library
    18th Century History The American Revolution Timeline 1760s
    The Battle of Oriskany: Teaching with Historic Places From the National Park Service Links to the Past
    Timeline of the American Revolutionary War From The Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

    Celtic Cross
    The meaning behind Celtic Art Work

    Historical Maps
    Online Atlases from the History Department at the United State Military Academy

    Maps of the Vietnam War
    Mobile Riverine Force Association

    Timelines on the Web
    Timeline of British History
    Timeline of Scottish History
    Millennium Timeline A thousand years of history is here...
    PBS Napoleon Timeline
    Timeline of Alexander the Great
    Time line for the history of science and social science
    PBS Technology Timeline
    Timeline of Romani History
    Timelines of History
    World Historyl from Info Please
    History of Medieval Britain from the time of Alfred the Great, through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age.
    World War II Timeline from History Department of the Univerity of San Diego
    Kilroy Was Here

    Virtual Library
    biblio, the public's library and digital archive
    Internet History Sourcebooks Project
    The WWW Virtual Library... History

    WWII / Flight
    Aircraft of North America 1903 - 2003
    The Life and Experiences of Arnold Spring in WWII
    The Wartime Memories Project
    Air Force Historical Research Agency
    Bob Seedorf shares his experiences in WWII
    Hyperwar: The Marine Campaign For Guadalcanal
    Jeff Badger's War Buddies from WWII
    George Duncan's Lesser Known Facts of WWII
    Its code name was Operation Stalemate
    Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary
    Splinter Fleet, the wooden SC Subchaser
    The Amphibians
    Came to Conquer the story of Admiral Richard Kelly Turner

    The Battle of Britain History Site
    The Lost American Ammunition Ships
    The Dropzone Virtual Museum
    Air Group 4
    The Pacific Theatre
    World War II Links on the Internet
    Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA) at Keele University, Staffordshire UK, provides access via the internet to the 5.5 million aerial reconnaissance photographs taken over occupied Western Europe by the Allies during World War II and deposited by the UK Ministry of Defence at TARA.
    American Aircraft of World War II from David Hanson is a reference site on over 140 U.S. aircraft used or designed by the U.S. in WWII. Photos and info. Search by name, type, or manufacturer
    B-29 Superfortress by Gerd Eles and Paolo Pizzi from NavisMagazine
    Battle-damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses is a photo gallery of B-17 Flying Fortress bombers that managed to get back to their bases despite serious battle damage during WWII.
    Biplane Aces of World War II
    Black Cat PBY Catalinas is a history of U.S. Navy PBY squadrons in the WWII Pacific that painted their Catalina flying boats flat black and attacked Japanese ships at night.
    Boeing aircraft company short history
    Bomber Command from the Canadian site The Valour and the Horror
    British Aircraft of World War II from Jaap Teeuwen
    Destruction of Dresden from Glenn Call
    Elevon with Aviation History documents by Emmanuel Gustin and Joe Baugher formerly at the Byrd Archive
    Flight-History from Cathy Berglund in Calgary AB
    George Rarey's cartoon journals of the 379th Fighter Squadron of P-47 Thunderbolts
    Harvard aviation image index lists pictures of planes in various archives
    Marshall Stelzriede's Wartime Story The Experiences of a B-17 Navigator in the 8th Air Force, from Tom Stelzriede
    Naval Air War In The Pacific is a visual history of U.S. Navy and Marine air units in WWII Pacific. Includes photos, paintings, and text covering the men, aircraft, carriers, tactics, and battles.
    No. 211 (Bomber) Squadron RAF from Dan Clark
    P-38 page from pilot "Wild Bill" Boyd
    Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, home of the International B-24 museum
    Spitfire & Hurricane Museum at RAF Manston in Kent
    Tribute to the Cactus Air Force is about the U.S. Marine, Navy, and Army Air Corps pilots who defended Guadalcanal from August-November 1942. Includes: history, photos, paintings, references.
    United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report (Pacific) 1 July 1946 and European from Chuck Anesi on airman Theodore "Ted" Elman of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group
    WWII plane descriptions from the game Air Warrior include the North American P51 Mustang and the Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and the Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

    Roadside Attractions
    Roadside Architecture
    Big Things, Canadain Monuments
    Canadian Roadside Attractions

    Forgotten History
    Forgotten New York

    Friday, April 15, 2005

    Thursday, April 14, 2005

    2nd day

    What to write about. People always seem to write about exciting things on their blog, but it so hard to put down a single idea.

    Am I doing this for myself, showing me that my life doesn't suck as much as I think it does? Or am I trying to grab my 15 seconds of fame. When we were young we thought that we were the centre of attention. Didn't you want to be famous? Didn't you want to be the Star? Well here I am at the half way point in my life and I almost want to say, is that it. Am I really a nobody? Does it get any better? I guess it does, but you realize that your not famous, that your one of 6 billion people on a earth who matter to someone else.(I hope, I've been married to her for almost 18 years)

    God I think I sound like a whiner.

    Life is exciting, I coached house league hockey for the first time this year. I think I did ok, learned how to deal with other peoples kids. Had fun planning strategy, even more fun when I realized they listened to me. Got called a Cheater by some parents. I had fun, we didn't lose to many games and we weren't in last place, so hey it was fun.

    More later ... if you want excitement take a look at

    What I've Read

    A Song of Ice and Fire: by George R.R. Martin

    Aug - Sept 05 Re-reading Game of Thrones,

    Sept - Oct. 10/05 Re-reading A Clash of Kings,

    Oct. 10 - Nov. 13/05 Re-reading A Storm of Swords,

    Dec. 27th/05 - Jan 17th/06 A Feast For Crows
    This is the first critic that I've written: Good book, could not put it down. To much descriptive sex for my liking, but I'm not at prud I just will have to keep this one away for Eldest for at least another year. Pissed but understand why it was published in two parts, can't wait for the next book. If you have the time for Fantasy as a series . read Fire & Ice.

    Nov. 14 - Nov. 23/05 Earagon, Christopher Paolini

    The Change World series:
    Nov. 24 - Dec. 1/05 Dies the Fire, SM Stirling

    Dec. 2/05 - Dec. 16/05 Re-reading Covenants, Lorna Freeman
    Feb 19/06 - Feb 27/06 King's Own:A Borderland Novel by Lorna Freeman

    Dec. 17/05 - Dec. 26/05 Re-reading Mitla Pass, Leon Uris

    Jan. 17/06- Jan. 31/06
    Worlds That Weren't, Novellas of Alernate History by: Harry Turtledove, SM Stirling, Mary Gentle, Walter Jon Williams. I also started two or three other books that I quickely picked up and put down.

    Feb. 01/06- Feb. 05/06 Re-Reading Planet Called Treason, by: Orson Scott Card,

    Feb. 06/06- Feb. 17/06Survivial Species Imperative #1, by: Julie E. Czerneda,
    Feb - March 06
    By Order of the President, by: W.E.B. Griffin,

    March 06 - ? Spirits in the Wires, by: Charles De Lint,

    April ? -20 rereading and reading the " Council Wars" books by John Ringo
    There will be dragons
    Emerald Sea
    Against the Tide
    Not deep intellectual reading but better than "Reality Television"

    April 21 - 24/06 His Majesty's Dragon, by: Naomi Novik, great read. I have already picked up the 2nd book.

    April 24 - May 1/06 ...Angels & Demons, by: Dan Brown, good adventure read, but written in a very stilted form, you know it reads like it was a movie script and then put into a book.

    May 1 - May 7/06 ...Throne of Jade, by: Naomi Novik, If you like Fantasy, Altnerative History and Dragons this series is well worth the read .. the only problem is that I have to wait for May 30 to get the next book.

    May 7 - May 14/06 ...Dead Beat: A Dresden File, by: Jim Butcher, If you like adventure, action, magic, dark noir mystery, wizards and witty writeing "Polka will never die", pick it up read it and enjoy. One of my top reads so far this year.

    May 16 - June 2 ...A Secret Atlas, by: Michael A. Stackpole. Okay book but I probably won't finish the series, I became a bit disappointed with it.

    June 3 - June 20 ...<Wheel of Time: Knife of Dreams volume XI, by: Robert Jordan,

    June 20 - June 28...Naomi Novik's Temeraire Series: Black Powder War

    June 29 - July 4...David Gemmel Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow

    July 4 - July 16...John Irving Until I Find You

    July 16 - July 23...Douglas Coupland JPod

    Rolling Stone ROCK OF AGES: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll. By Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker.

    Nov 10 - Nov 21 ... ... ReReading The Peshawar Lancers S.M. Stirling

    Nov 25 - Dec 10 ... The Book of Lists, The Origional Compendium of Curious Information - Canadian Editon, written by: David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, Ira Basen & Jane Farrow

    Dec 18 - 24 2006 ...Theives World Enemies of Fortune, edited by: Lynn Abbey

    Jan 2 - 16 2007 ... Shakey >Neil Young's Biography, Written by: Jimmy McDonough

    Jan 17 - 21 2007 ... The Hostage, Written by: W.E.B. Griffin

    Jan 23 - Feb 15 2007 ... Re-Read The Silmarillion, Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien

    Feb 22 - Feb 24 2007 ... Dresden Files: Proven Guilty, Written by: Jim Butcher .. Great read, Jim Butcher does it again.

    Feb 24 - March 7 2007 ...Academ's Fury, Written by: Jim Butcher .. not as good as the Dresden Files, but it grows on you.

    March 8 - March 24 2007 re-read The First Man in Rome, Masters of Rome Series...Colleen McCullough

    March 24 - Aug 2007 re-reading Masters of Rome Series...Colleen McCullough

    August 1 - 15 Redemption Song: The ballad of Joe Chris Salewicz

    August 31 - Sept 9/07 Absolute C.C. Humphreys

    September 10 - 25/07 ... Knights of the White and Black, Book 1 of the Knights Templer Jack Whyte

    October 12 - 16 ... Empire of Ivory, Book 4 of the Temeraire Naomi Novik

    October 17 - 23 ... Hammer of the Gods, a unauthorized biography of Led Zeppelin Stephan Davis

    Oct 23 - Oct 30... A Meeting At Corvallis, Book 3 of the Dies The Fire S.M. Stirling
    (great book, Stirling has done it again, he has created a incredible Alt History/Post Apocalyptic/Fantasy world .. these are world that we never want to see end.... what if like Heinlein wrote in the Number of the Beast, that when a author creates a world it becomes real .. the only thing that bugged is that I found the end to quick, its like he had to find a way to end the story.)

    Nov 1/07 - Nov 10/07 The Sky People, Book 1 of the "The Lords of Creation" S.M. Stirling

    Nov 8/07 - Nov 18/07 Book 1 of the "The Saga of Pliocene Exile" "The Many-Colored Land", Julian May

    Nov 18/07 - Nov. 25/07 ... Re-Reading, Book 2 of the "The Saga of Pliocene Exile" "The Golden Torc", Julian May

    No idea of dates ... "Shout, The Beatles in Their Generation" Philip Norman

    Wednesday, April 13, 2005

    First Time, I'm Nervous

    This is the first time I have ever bloged. So let me introduce myself. 42 years old, father of 3 (13 year old Male, 10 year old Female, 5 year old Female) .. Happily married for going on 18 years. I work is sales but hate the job I'm in. So basically there is nothing wrong with me. I'm perfectly normal.

    Cool .. welcome to the world or normalacy .. you'll get more excitement reading have fun

    Hey time to go home and rake the yard.

    Saturday, April 09, 2005

    Thursday, April 07, 2005

    Music Musicans and Lyrics


    Am I Right Making fun of music one song at a time.
    Iceman Lyrics one of the best lyrics pages on the web.
    Demented Lyrics funniest lyrics online.
    Kiss this guy miss heard lyrics.
    Todd Peach's Cole Potter lyrics.
    Silly Song Book mucical Comedians.
    The Guitar Guy lyrics page.
    The wisdom in Rock Lyrics
    Song Facts

    Venues and Tickets

    Casino Rama
    Molson Amphitheatre from House of Blues

    Ticket Master


    Neil Young....Dave Matthews Band....Jim Carroll....David Bowie....Blues Traveler....The Blueman Group....Freinds of the Fiddlers Green....The Doors....Stompin Tom Conners....Dead Kennedys....Chumbawumba....Queen....Ashley MacIsaac....CSNY....Alice Cooper....Great Big Sea....Finger pistols....blur....Red Hot Chili Peppers....Rage Against the Machine....Phish....Jane's Addiction....NIN....The Grateful Dead....Green Day....Ramones....Parliament Funkadelic....Bootsy Collins....Elvis Costello....Spirit of the West....Cream....Bob Geldof....U2....The Jam....Pearl Jam....Canned Heat....Pete Townshend....Barenaked Ladies....Oasis....The Pogues...Shane MacGowen....Teenage Head....Muddy Waters....Howling Wolf....Billie Holiday....Etta James....The Beach Boys....Sum 41....Bob Marley.....Blink 182....KISS....The Who....Paul Butterfield....Offspring....Husker Du....The Tubes....Lou Reed....Velvet Underground....Iggy Pop....K-os....Foo Fighters....Stooges....Television....Blondie....Patti Smith....Talking Heads....The Dictators....The Runaways....Joan Jet and the Blackhearts.... Cake...Weezer....Tom Petty....The Pretenders....Violent Femmes....Pixes....XTC....Jimi Hendrix....Suzie Quatro....

    Blues Info and Links

    The Blues Web....Blues Access Online....Harry's Blues Lyrics....Blues World....The Blues Foundation....the Blue Highway....The Blues Revue Magazine....Blues Net....Delta Blues Museum....BBKing Blues Club and Grill....Electric Blues....Blues Matters....Livin Blues....Toronto Blues Society....Mississippi Blues Society in the Ottawa Valley....Thunder Bay Blues Society....Canada South Blues Society....Talkin Blues....

    Top 100 Greatest British Songs from Virgian Radio, May 28 2005

    2.QUEENBohemian rhapsody
    3.LED ZEPPELINStairway to Heaven
    4.BEATLES….Let it be
    5.JOHN LENNON….Imagine
    6.POLICE….Every breath you take
    7.THE JAM….Going underground
    8.VERVE….Bitter sweet symphony
    10.STRANGLERS….Golden brown
    11.CLASH….Should i stay or should i go
    12.KINKS….Waterloo sunset
    13.PINK FLOYD….Another brick in the wall
    15.QUEEN….Don’t stop me now
    16.KATE BUSH….Wuthering Heights
    19.THE JAM….Town called malice
    20.DAVID BOWIE….Starman
    21.SOFT CELL….Tainted love
    22.ROLLING STONES….Paint it black
    23.UNDERTONES….Teenage kicks
    24.HUMAN LEAGUE….Don’t you want me
    25.BEATLES….Hey Jude
    26.WHO….My Generation
    27.QUEEN….Killer Queen
    28.SPECIALS….Ghost Town
    29.OASIS….Don’t Look Back In Anger
    30.DAVID BOWIE….Heroes
    32.VAN MORRISON….Brown Eyed Girl
    33.KEANE….Somewhere Only We Know
    34.CURE….The Love Cats
    35.SMALL FACES….Itchycoo Park
    36.JOY DIVISION….Love Will Tear Us Apart
    37.ROLLING STONES….Sympathy For The Devil
    38.COLDPLAY….The Scientist
    39.QUEEN….We Are The Champions
    41.BEATLES….All You Need Is Love
    42.OASIS….Champagne Supernova
    43.PAUL WELLER….Broken Stones
    44.GEORGE HARRISON….My Sweet Lord
    45.SNOW PATROL….Run
    47.DAVID BOWIE….Ashes to Ashes
    48.ROLLING STONES….Gimme Shelter
    49,T REX….Get it on
    50.ANIMALS….House of the rising sun
    51.KEANE….Everybody’s Changing
    53.ROD STEWART….Maggie May
    54.CLASH…..London Calling
    55.QUEEN….We Will Rock You
    56.VERVE….The drugs don’t work
    57.SQUEEZE….Cool for Cats
    58.BEATLES….Penny lane
    59.PINK FLOYD….Wish you were here
    60.COLDPLAY….In my place
    61.JAM….Eton rifles
    62.DIRE STRAITS….Sultans of Swing
    63.DAVID BOWIE….Space Oddity
    64.ROLLING STONES….I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    65.SIMPLE MINDS….Don't You (Forget About Me)
    67.OASIS….Live forever
    68.QUEEN….Somebody to love
    70.MADNESS….It must be love
    71.FREE….All right now
    72.BEATLES….The long and winding road
    73.YAZOO….Only you
    74.KINKS….You really got me
    75.ELVIS COSTELLO….Oliver’s army
    76.PROCUL HARUM….Whiter shade of pale
    78.DAVID BOWIE….Jean genie
    79.SQUEEZE….Up the junction
    80.PINK FLOYD….Money
    81.NEW ORDER….Blue monday
    82.BUZZCOCKS….Ever fallen in love
    83.T REX….20th century boy
    84.BEATLES….Strawberry fields forever
    85.ROLLING STONES….Brown sugar
    86.STEREOPHONICS….Handbags & gladrags
    87.QUEEN….Another one bites the dust
    88.STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL….Make me smile
    89.MOODY BLUES….Nights in White Satin
    90.MADNESS….My girl
    91.DEREK & THE DOMINOS….Layla
    92.RAINBOW….Since you’ve been gone
    93.EURYTHMICS….Sweet dreams (are made of this)
    94.BEATLES….A day in the life
    95.KINKS….Sunny afternoon
    96.ROLLING STONES….Angie
    97.DIRE STRAITS….Romeo & juliet
    98.IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS….Hit me with your rhythm stick
    99.PETER GABRIEL….Solsbury hill
    100.QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE….Under pressure

    The Clash fansites

    1. London's Burning

    2. Clash City Rockers

    3. The Clash a French fans tribute site, great photos

    4. West Way to the World

    5. The Clash online, from Sony Music
    6. On Going History of New Music Tribute To Joe Strummer Part One, and Part Two, from CFNY

    7. Cla5h

    8. The Clash Bio, or Clash info, or Joe's obit from Aversion

    "Paul Simonon Compiles Clash Influences from Aversion
    Oct 25, 2004
    You could write all day about the thousands of bands that The Clash influenced, but now, you can take a glimpse at the bands that helped it form its sound on a compliation put together by the band's bassist.
    Paul Simonon pulled together Revolution Rock: A Clash Of Reggae, Rock & R'n'B for Trojan Records in early 2005. The compilation includes not only songs that helped the band form its sound, but original versions of songs that the Last Angry Band covered.
    The album's track list is:

    "Be Bop A Lula" by Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps
    "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" by Bo Diddley
    "Junco Partner" by James Booker
    "Bujiyama Mama" by Wanda Jackson
    "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price
    "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor and His Playboys
    "Time Is Tight" by Booker T And The MGs
    "Look Here" by Mose Allison
    "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen
    "I Fought the Law" by Bobby Fuller Four
    "Dead End Street" by The Kinks
    "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Brenda Holloway
    "Pressure Drop" by Toots and the Maytals
    "Johnny Too Bad" by The Slickers
    "The Israelites" by Desmond Dekker and The Aces
    "Armagideon Time" by Willie Williams
    "Wrong Em Boyo" by The Rulers
    "Revolution Rock" by Danny Ray
    "Dance Crasher" by Alton Ellis
    "54-46 (That's My Number)" by Toots and the Maytals
    "The Man In Me (Version)" by Matumbi
    "Police And Thieves" by Junior Murvin
    "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
    "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
    "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman
    "Pop Goes The Weazel" by Anthony Newley
    "King Of The Road" by Roger Miller "

    Music History

    History of Rock someone spent a lot of time, really good read.
    Rockabilly Hall of Fame -- stories told thru words and images
    CBGB's If you grew up in the 70's and 80's and ever listened to New York punk, you know what this place is. Great section on the history of the club.
    Oleg Bocharoff's Punk catalogue
    UK Punk website, good history page.
    The Spirit of Radio if you listened to TO radio in the 70's 80's 90's or even 00's, this is a page for you.
    Punk History Canada
    Michael Ochs Archives
    Rhino Records
    Rock n Roll Hall of Fame U.S.
    Heathen World presents Origins of Bands Names
    Strawberry Bricks, the guide to progressive rock.
    Home of Canadain Classic Rock information
    Bob Masse's Rock Posters
    Rate your music
    Legends of Rock: Bios, Discographies, and Tributes Rock 100 moments
    Wikipedia's spin on Rolling Stome Magazine
    One Hit Wonder Central

    Music Documentaries

  • The Blues on PBS

  • Music News and Mags

    1. The New Music CHUM / CITY TV music news magazine.

    2. Perfect Sound Forever online music mag
    3. Launch Yahoo music mag

    4. Canoe Music Mag

    5. JamBase, Jam bands tour dates, links, contact information
    6. In Music We Trust

    7. Aversion

    8. House of Blues

    9. CanEHdian

    10. UnderCover Music Mag

    This was once posted at CFNY, On Going History of New Music, by Alan Cross
    Top 100 Momments of New Music

    1. Death of Kurt Cobain.
    2. Edison invents recorded sound.
    3. Invention of the electric guitar.
    4. Collapse of the Mercer Arts Centre and CBGBs convinced to have a rock night.
    5. Ramones at the Roundhouse 1976.
    6. Sex Pistols swear at Bill Grundy.
    7. The release of the first Sex Pistols single, “Anarchy in the UK”.
    8. Nirvana releases Nevermind.
    9. First online downloads.
    10. Invention of the MP3.
    11. Patti Smith releases first (?) punk single.
    12. Perry Farrell sees the Pixies at Reading.
    13. David Bowie says "I'm Gay," 1972.
    14. Death of Joey Ramone.
    15. Death of Joe Strummer.
    16. Death of Sid Vicious.
    17. Nirvana plays first gig.
    18. REM plays at a friend's birthday party.
    19. The final Smashing Pumpkins show.
    20. Sony Walkman introduced in 1979.
    21. Introduction of the compact disc (p.363).
    22. Johnny Rotten auditions for the Sex Pistols.
    23. Roskilde tragedy.
    24. Stone Roses play Spike Island.
    25. The release of London Calling (and cover shot).
    26. David Bowie and Iggy Pop move to Berlin.
    27. Sonic Youth signs with DGC and Nirvana signs with DGC.
    28. REM signs with Warner Brothers.
    29. Release of OK Computer.
    30. PiL concert in NYC.
    31. Ramones first gig at CBGBs (August 14, 1974).
    32. Oasis vs. Blur battle, August 1995.
    33. Oasis forces them on King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and get a record deal.
    34. Release of New Order's "Blue Monday".
    35. Jimmy Chamberlin fired from Pumpkins for drug use.
    36. Andy Warhol "discovers" the Velvet Underground.
    37. Offspring release SMASH.
    38. Bill Berry's brain aneurysm.
    39. Bill Berry's Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
    40. Johnny Rotten gets beat up by monarchists.
    41. The debut of Napster and subsequent suit.
    42. Larry Mullen pins notice to bulletin board, 1976.
    43. Robert Smith cuts "The Hair."
    44. The breakup of the Smiths.
    45. Invention of the bass guitar.
    46. Kathleen Hanna spray-paints Kurt Cobain's apartment.
    47. The Sex Pistols sign with A&M and are dropped six days later.
    48. Beastie Boys top album charts with Licensed to Ill.
    49. Jack Irons passes tape to Eddie Vedder.
    50. Riots at Woodstock in 1999.
    51. Depeche Mode Wherehouse riot.
    52. First Internet concert.
    53. Dave Grohl moves to Seattle.
    54. Kurt meets Courtney for the first time.
    55. Malcolm McLaren spots Richard Hell's clothes.
    56. The last Sex Pistols show, 1978.
    57. Sex Pistols play Lesser Free Trade Hall.
    58. Clash signs their record contract, Jan 26, 1977
    59. Elvis Costello on SNL, 1977.
    60. Punk magazine launched
    61. Kraftwerk releases "Autobahn."
    62. Founding of 2-Tone Records and rise of ska.
    63. Mick Jones fired from the Clash.
    64. Ayatollah Khomeni outlaws rock in Iran and "Rock the Casbah".
    65. Emergence of Duran Duran and New Wave.
    66. Chris Blackwell gets shipwrecked and eventually discovers Bob Marley.
    67. Surviving Nirvana members accept award on behalf of Kurt.
    68. BBC bans Frankie Goes to Hollywood (p. 380).
    69. Debuts of MTV, VH1, MuchMusic (p. 455).
    70. Peter Buck discovers the Rickenbacker
    71. Fred Durst gives Jonathan Davis a tattoo.
    72. Bob Geldof watches TV (p. 385).
    73. Ricky Wilson of B52's dies of AIDS (p. 396).
    74. Vince Clarke leaves Depeche Mode.
    75. Ecstasy introduced to UK club scene.
    76. U2 orders pizzas for everyone (p. 466).
    77. Release of "Pump Up the Volume" (p. 416).
    78. Introduction of the Macintosh computer.
    79. Introduction of the sampler.
    80. Introduction of the SL-1200 turntable.
    81. The Cure sets up their own radio station (p. 448).
    82. Pearl Jam sells nearly a million albums in a week.
    83. Stone Roses take matters into their own bands (p. 442).
    84. Jarvis Cocker crashes Michael Jackson performance (p.508).
    85. Disappearance of Richey Manic (p, 489).
    86. Disappearance of Joe Strummer (p.360).
    87. The Verve get screwed by Andrew Loog Oldham (p. 521).
    88. Jonny Greenwood tries to sabotage "Creep".
    89. U2 stops traffic in San Francisco.
    90. First MP3 player introduced (p.534).
    91. Madness causes an earthquake.
    92. Peter Buck arrested for air rage (p. 564).
    93. David Bowie wears a dress to Texas (p. 232).
    94. Debut and then retirement of Ziggy Stardust.
    95. Death of Layne Staley.
    96. U2's performance at Live Aid, July 13, 1985.
    97. Fight against home taping, early 80s (p. 347, Bow Wow Wow).
    98. The opening of the Hacienda, June 26, 1982.
    99. NIN at Woodstock, August 13, 1994.
    100. Ron Asheton paints Iggy Pop's guitar by mistake, October 1967.

    Books by Alan Cross:

    The Alternative Music Almanac
    (Collector's Guide Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-896522-1). Out of print, but some copies may still be available at
    The Making of Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral
    (Collector's Guide Publishing, 1996. ISBN 1-896522-31-9). Available at
    Over the Edge: The Revolution and Evolution of New Rock

    (Prentice-Hall, 1997. ISBN 0-13-778309-4). Out of print, but some copies occasional become available at
    20th Century Rock and Roll: Alternative Rock (Collector's Guide Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-896522-19-X). Available at
    A selection of Alan's compilation CDs:
    The Ongoing History of New Music
    Volume 1 (EMI Canada) (Out of print)
    The Ongoing History of New Music
    Volume 2 (WEA Canada) (Out of print)
    The new Ongoing History of New Music CD
    10th Anniversary Edition (Universal Music Canada)

    Retro 80s, Volume 1: Retro Mix (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 2: Rare & Brilliant (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 3: 2-Tone (A Look at Ska) (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 4: Retro Dance (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 5: Spiked (A Punk Overview) (EMI Canada)
    Retro 80s, Volume 6: Pure Canadian (EMI Canada)
    Spirit of the Edge, Volume 2 (Mercury/Polydor) (Out of print)