05/11/20 – The Architect of Rock n’ Roll

CURRENT EVENTS

Little Richard

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

Lucille (1957)

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

Little Richard

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Clothing choices are a form of communication, it is important to choose wisely, even in the time of the Coronavirus.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

Have you ever read George Orwell’s book “1984”?

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

What did you think of Perceptions?

I didn’t bother to watch  40%  (8 votes) 

Okay  30%  (6 votes) 

Good  30%  (6 votes) 

Bad  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Do you think there are times when you hear what you want to hear?

Sometimes  62.5%  (15 votes) 

Yes  33.33%  (8 votes) 

No  4.17%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 24

Are you drinking more while in lockdown?

Same  40%  (10 votes) 

I don’t drink  36%  (9 votes) 

More  12%  (3 votes) 

Less  12%  (3 votes)  

Total Votes: 25
Would you report to the police, store manager, etc. people who were not following the Coronavirus protocols established by your state governor?

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

Regarding toxic people

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) 

Total Votes: 24

Book

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.

My Final Cover

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