Thursday, February 14, 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

The day the music died!

For those of us who remember “The day the music died!” American Pie. Although Don McLean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times.  And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed! I knew that  "American Pie"  was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in 1958 – and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day.  I have listened to American Pie for many years and I thought I understood what was being sung but now realise that I didn’t! However, when the words are put together with pictures and film clips the song takes on a new meaning.  It took a lot of thought to produce this and it brings back lots of memories and also makes the lyrics really come alive!

See it full size on YouTube

Monday, February 04, 2019

First U.S. helicopter is shot down in Vietnam

Feb. 4 1962
The first U.S. helicopter is shot down in Vietnam. It was one of 15 helicopters ferrying South Vietnamese Army troops into battle near the village of Hong My in the Mekong Delta.
See a short VIDEO on YouTube

Take a Trip

Take a Trip without leaving the farm
From:  - WB9OTX logbook
Read about the hobby of Amateur Radio

See more of my station WB9OTX

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Ground Hog Day

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