Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), better known as Little Richard, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. An influential figure in popular music, Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll, leading him to be given the nickname “The Architect of Rock and Roll”. (Source: Wikipedia)
I don’t think you will have any trouble finding thousands of words of tribute to Little Richard, but I think the following video (which of all things I included in last week’s post) sums up the greatness of Little Richard
What a loss.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Brave New World
By Aldous Huxley
Like last week, it has also been years since I’ve read this book but it seems like an appropriate read given our current situation.
Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932.
Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story’s protagonist.
Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final novel, Island (1962), the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four(1949).
In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World at number 5 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. (Source: Wikipedia)
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
Some films are getting updated.
Here is an updated clip from The Breakfast Club
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Another trip down memory lane
By Little Richard
ART OF THE WEEK
Lion at the Art Institute of Chicago
Before the Coronavirus
After the Coronavirus
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Clothing choices are a form of communication, it is important to choose wisely, even in the time of the Coronavirus.
Fellows, during the time of the Coronavirus, we have to learn new ways of showing our appreciation to the ladies. The fellow below is a quick learner.
I’m not even going to ask how many of you use your pet’s name as your password or part of your password. I’ll just say, you may want to consider updating your passwords.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes 55.56% (15 votes)
I have heard of that book, but I have never read it 37.04% (10 votes)
I have never heard of that book 7.4% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 27
I didn’t bother to watch 40% (8 votes)
Okay 30% (6 votes)
Good 30% (6 votes)
Bad 0% (0 votes)
Sometimes 62.5% (15 votes)
Yes 33.33% (8 votes)
No 4.17% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 24
Same 40% (10 votes)
I don’t drink 36% (9 votes)
More 12% (3 votes)
Less 12% (3 votes)
No 45.83% (11 votes)
No, but it would bother me considerably 33.33% (8 votes)
Yes 16.67% (4 votes)
No, but I would say something to them 4.17% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 24
I prefer to distance myself from them 95.83% (23 votes)
I engage them, as a test of my own character 4.17% (1 votes)
I engage them, hoping to be an example to them 0% (0 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.