(September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022)
This romantic and sweet love song says it all about Meat Loaf
BOOK OF THE WEEK
I read this book back in 1999 and I have reviewed it periodically ever since and even today it still stands the test of time. It is also a fun and easy to read book.
The 30-Day Plan to Whip Your Career
By Karen Salmansohn
Feeling enslaved by pointless meetings, overflowing “in” boxes, and endless phone calls? Shackled by mindless busy work and jealous colleagues that keep you from landing the corner office and the recognition you deserve? If so, now is the time to break free from the chains of job slavery and whip your career into submission!
In this frank and witty rescue manual, Karen Salmansohn–the highly successful, award-winning advertising veteran of corporate wars is on a mission to liberate you. For everyone who is into S&M (Success and Money, that is), Whip Your Career Into Submission offers an easy-to-follow, 30-day plan for taking control of your career–instead of letting circumstances take control of you. (Source: Goodreads)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
If you like Jim Jarmusch films, you might like this one. Much like this blog, this film isn’t for everyone.
Paterson is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business.
The film spans one week, beginning with Monday, in the life of Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. Every day follows much the same pattern: Paterson gets up early and goes to work, where he listens to passengers talking and, during pauses, writes poetry in a notebook he carries with him. After work he walks Marvin, his wife’s dog, and stops for a beer at Shades Bar, where he interacts with the other patrons and the owner, Doc (Source: Wikipedia)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Rather unusual, but nice.
Good Feeling / Price Tag
By Elle & The Pocket Belles
ART OF THE WEEK
Years ago, when I was at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, I saw this statue that I thought was so visually striking. A photo does not do it justice, but hopefully some of you will appreciate it.
Arab of Algeria (1857)
By Charles Cordier (1827 – 1905)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022), better known as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor.
He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first album stayed on the charts for over nine years and more than four decades after its release still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.
After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love”. [… He became] one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million records.
[… He] appeared in over 50 films and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. (Source: Wikipedia)
JOKE OF THE WEEK
I got my first experience with weight lifting when I was 15 and in the tenth grade. Two teachers put together an after school volunteer weight training class. I loved it and my parents were kind enough to buy me a weight set when school was out for the summer. Those two teachers are gone now, but I hope somehow they know what they started.
I kept at weight lifting off and on over the years, but it wasn’t until my friend and training partner Walter, got me into competitive powerlifting.
Those of you who have been following this blog know that I am still at it and have another contest coming up this March
It has been said that you should live every day like it is your last. If you think this way, many arguments will seem petty, and you will appreciate more every time you see your family and friends.
I like to believe people into wokeness have good intentions.
On another note, what was that road to hell paved with?
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 $6.34 with Prime Membership
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.