ZZ Top

Posted by Roses on February 27, 2010
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Whether you’re a die hard fan or not, if you’ve ever seen and heard ZZ Top, it’s quite likely that you’ll never forget them! This Texas born and bred, gritty blues band has a look that’s almost as popular as their music!

Long beards and sunglasses, cool guitars and hot cars, will always be trademarks that devoted ZZ Top fans automatically associate with this classic rock band! And, we can’t leave out the sexy women that always show up in their videos!

Since 1969, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has hard rocked their way into music history. ZZ Top holds one very special distinction that separates them from most of the bands of the 60′s and 70′s.

While almost all of the other bands went through member changes on an seemingly regular basis, ZZ Top’s original members have stuck together through thick and thin. And, until September 2006, Bill Ham had served as their friend, manager and producer from the bands beginning!

ZZ Top was comprised of Dusty Hill doing vocals and working his …

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Steppenwolf

Posted by Roses on February 25, 2010
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At the age of four, John Kay and his family, made a dangerous midnight escape out of post-war East Germany. Growing up with the Armed Forces Radio, John was inspired by artists like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Born Joachim Krauledat, he made the decision to make rock and roll his life at the early age of 13. John said, “Considering I was only 13, legally blind, spoke the wrong language and was on the wrong side of the ocean, maybe I was a little optimistic”!

In the face of all those adversities, by the time he turned 14, John was on the other side of the ocean in Toronto, Canada and had his first guitar! His education in the English language was acquired from disc jockeys and music!

He performed acoustic blues while traveling America and performing in bars and coffee houses. In 1965, he met and joined “Sparrow”, a Canadian band. The band moved to New York and then to San Francisco and joined the music scene in the Bay Area.

After several …

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The Rolling Stones

Posted by Roses on February 23, 2010

In the list of the many things that’s changed the direction of the world, you’ve got to include The Rolling Stones! Since their invasion into the music industry in 1962, the world has never been the same!

The Stones took various styles of music and magically melted them together into one exciting new sound! They totally extended the sounds of musical instruments into a new galaxy! And, started a “Stone-fever” that even to this day there has been no cure for!

Their first real gig was in 1962 as “The Rollin’ Stones”. The band included Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards, Dick Taylor and Tony Chapman.

In the beginning Jones had set out to produce a Chicago blues style of music. But, Richards and Jagger added a little Chuck Berry style of rock and roll to the mix!

Before long Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman joined the band and they were scheduled to play at the Crawdaddy Club. The gig ended up lasting for eight months until they signed a management deal with …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Posted by Roses on February 21, 2010

The band that evolved into Lynyrd Skynyrd and would prove to be one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history started out as “My Backyard”. Formed by three teenage friends, Ronnie Van Zant (Vocals), Gary Rossington (guitar), Bob Burns (drums) and Allen Collins (guitar), in Jacksonville, Florida.

The trio would practice their southern rock blues anywhere and anytime they could and started getting gigs playing at a lot of clubs and dances. In 1968 the band enters a Battle of the Bands contest and wins.

The winnings are used to recorded “Michelle” and “Need All My Friends” which was released on Shade Tree Records. They then got to appear as the opening band for  some southeast shows for the California based band, Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Before a gig in 1970, Van Zant jokingly introduces the band as Leonard Skinner! Mr. Skinner was the high school gym teacher, he was very strict on enforcing the dress codes and had suspended them several times for their long hair! Mr. Skinner had said, “You boys ain’t …

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Van Halen

Posted by Roses on February 19, 2010

Eddie and Alex Van Halen became interested in music as young boys, they grew up taking classical piano lessons. But, their interests in musical instruments changed and Eddie started playing drums, while Alex learned to play guitar! Eventually they would end up switching instruments!

The brothers formed their first band in 1971 called the “Trojan Rubber Company”! By, 1972 they’d reformed into the “Mammoth” band and added Tim McNulty on bass guitar.

For several years they did small gigs in and near their home town of Pasadena, California. David Lee Roth was added on vocals,and Michael Anthony on the bass. Their band, “Mammoth” became very popular with the local crowd.

They discovered that another band was using the name “Mammoth”, so in 1974 they decided on “Van Halen”. They became even more popular by self promoting, before gigs they’d hand out fliers at all the local high schools.
The band got a break in 1976 while doing a gig at one of the local clubs. Kiss bassist, Gene Simmons saw them perform and liked the …

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REO Speedwagon College Band Success

Posted by Roses on February 17, 2010

REO Speedwagon was born in the fall of 1967 at the University of Illinois. The band was formed to play cover songs in the bars on the colleges campus.

The groups strange name came from a truck, the REO Speedwagon, that was made by the REO Motor Car Company. Speedwagons were often used as fire trucks and were first manufactured in 1915!

Originally formed by Neal Doughty and Alan Gratzer, Terry Luttrell, Gregg Philbin and Gary Richrath had finished out the lineup by 1971.

Little by little during their performances they’d began to do some of their own songs. By 71′ they’d compiled enough original material that they caught the attention of Epic records and landed their first contract!

Their debut album “REO Speedwagon” was released in 1971. Although, at the time the record wasn’t the success the band had hoped for, it produced classics like “157 Riverside Avenue” and “Sophisticated Lady”.

During their first few years the band went through three lead vocalists. After their debut album Luttrell left the band, replaced with Kevin …

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Pele The Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes

Posted by Roses on February 16, 2010
pele fire goddess

pele fire goddess

Ka wahine’ai honus is the Hawaiian goddess name but has been shorten down to Pele.

Pele has been known to have reveal herself many times to the people of Hawaii. She is said to be the Goddess of lighting, fire, dance, violence and most of all volcanoes.

The Goddess had a vengeful way about her and out of spite she would cause the volcanoes to erupt. This is what the Hawaii people tells.

Pele was said to be born in Honua-Mea which is part of Tahiti. She was just one of the sisters out of six other sisters and seven brothers.

Pele loved to roam and left her home. One of the stories is that she was exiled by her farther Kane Milohai who is said to be the creator of the heavens and the skies and earth. The reason for her exile was because she had a very bad temper. Another was that she had fought with her elder sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i whom is the Goddess of water and Pele had seduced …

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Thor The God of Thunder

Posted by Roses on February 15, 2010
Thor in battle against the giants

Thor in battle against the giants

Thursday comes around once every 7 days, yet do you realize what the word Thursday comes from or its significance? Thursday is the combination of “Thor’s day” which is  a day celebrating the life of one God, Thor. The most popular and known God of Norse mythology is known for his connection with thunder. Back in the time of the Vikings in Germanic and Scandinavian countries, thunder was not simply a weather occurrence, it was controlled by Thor.

He was the son of God of Thunder, the chief god of the Germanic people, and Lord, a personification of the uninhabited earth. Thor was married to Sif who was a gorgeous fertility goddess. This made Thor the stepfather of Sif’s child Ull who was the god of archery and skiing. With Sif he had a daughter named Thrud, and with a mistress Jarnsaxa he fathered two sons Magni and Modi.

thor being pulled by his goats

thor being pulled by his goats

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Pictures and Information About White Bengal Tigers

Posted by Roses on February 8, 2010

These tigers are in danger and not many are alive today due to hunters there are only 200 white tigers alive in the entire world it has also been studies that only between 5000 to 7000 wild tigers are left in the world.

White Bengal Tiger

White Bengal Tiger

In India within the last 100 years only ten white tigers have been seen.

White Bengal Tiger Cub

White Bengal Tiger Cub

Tigers love to live alone, the mother tiger stays with her cubs till they are big enough to care for themselves.

Within the past 70 years three tiger subspecies has went into extinct. The Javan, Bali and the Caspian tigers are no long in the world today.

There are many organizations that are trying to get the population of these rare and magnificent animals back up in numbers to help them survive.

White Bengal Tiger

White Bengal Tiger

The White Bengal Tiger is built differently then most tigers. here is a picture showing how they are built.

Bengal Tiger body

Bengal Tiger body

Help save these beautiful creatures before it is too late.  Every dollar counts and …

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Basic Skin Care

Posted by Roses on February 7, 2010
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All of us have skin that falls under five basic types, sensitive, sun damaged, dry, combination or oily. Several factors go into determining what kind of skin you have. Your genes play a big role in skin types, but stress, diet and even some medications that you take also promote certain types of skin.

If you have oily skin, the most important rule is to keep it clean. Using an ex foliate to unclog pores and deter any breakouts of acne and never use harsh cleansers. Choose a cleanser that is mild and doesn’t contain wax, oil or lipids. Never scrub your skin and use warm water to help dissolve the oil.

Use an astringent to remove oil and tighten the skin. Choose one that contains alcohol and acetone and apply right after cleansing. Oily skin don’t need much moisturizing, follow the rules for your cleanser, no oil, wax or lipids.

As we age our skin naturally becomes more dry promoting winkles and fine lines. The best cleanser for dry skin will contain either almond, …

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