Remembering The Irreplaceable David Bowie Ten Things You Might Not Know

(PCM) It’s been a year since the world lost a great man in Mr. David Bowie. Mr. Bowie was a worldly enigmatic chap. He was an amazing musician, an innovator, and an actor just to name a few. We look back at ten things you may or may not know about the late singer.

  1. Rock guitarist Peter Frampton was Bowie’s friend at school – his dad was head of the art department. He’s gone on to play guitar with Bowie many times during his career.
  2. On Jun. 19, 2004, David Bowie was playing for a crowd of around 7,500 at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway. Due to circumstances that remain mysterious, a lollipop flew from the crowd to the stage area, miraculously landing and lodging into the performer’s left eye. The singer stayed on stage after help from an assistant. He ended up playing an incredible 27 songs. He remained on the stage for over two hours and 20 minutes.
  3. He started playing the saxophone when he was 12 years old.
  4. He later changed his name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Monkee Davy Jones.
  5. He released his debut album, the self-titled David Bowie, in 1967 after playing in a host of pub and club bands.
  6. Bowie’s first hit in the UK – 1969’s Space Oddity – was used by the BBC in its coverage of the moon landing.
  7. David Bowie’s first US number one was his single Fame in 1975. It was co-written by John Lennon and features the former Beatle on backing vocals.
  8. In the 1986 Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, Bowie plays Jareth The Goblin King.
  9. Bing Crosby recorded his last-ever single with David Bowie. Their duet version of The Little Drummer Boy was recorded for Christmas 1977. It was a hit five years later.
  10. His hit Ziggy Stardust is about Vince Taylor, who wrote Brand New Cadillac – later covered by The Clash.

David Bowie will be sadly missed, but he left us enough material to fill a spaceship. Rest Easy STAR MAN.

 

 

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WWE’S Royal Rumble Preview 2017

(PCM) WWE will be returning to Texas to host the 2017 Royal Rumble. The event takes place on January 29th at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The last time WWE hosted the Royal Rumble was way back in 1997. This year’s event is gearing up to be memorable, with many big names returning to the squared circle to get their rumble on.

The Royal Rumble first premiered in 1988 and was televised on the USA Network. The Rumble was the idea of WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, and has become a staple of WWE’S programming. The event also marks the beginning of the WrestleMania season. The winner of the Royal Rumble which features 30 Superstars, gets a title shot at WrestleMania which some to refer to as the showcase of the immortals. WrestleMania by far is WWE’S biggest event of the year. So, it’s not rocket science that all the wrestlers in the Royal Rumble will do whatever it takes to throw their opponent over the top rope, and get their shot at the title.

Thirty Superstars, including a returning Bill Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Braun Strowman have been announced thus far. Hopefully Goldberg and Lesnar have more time in the ring than their lackluster match at Survivor Series 2016. The match only lasted one minute and twenty- four seconds, and saw Goldberg pin Lesnar after two spears and a jackhammer.

Other matches announced so far:

Raw Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair Vs Bailey

WWE Universal Championship Kevin Owens Vs Roman Reigns (Chris Jericho will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring)

WWE Champion AJ Styles Vs John Cena

This year’s Rumble will the 30th in the Royal Rumble chronology. The show will feature Superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown brands. Tune into the WWE Network and check out the show.

 

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Police Need Amazon Echo’s Help In Solving A Murder Case!

(PCM) Amazon Echo the popular gadget from Amazon has been a popular item as of late. The device has the capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri. The device can do everything from answering questions to turning on your air conditioner. But a lot of people are questioning is this technology a good thing or bad thing. Even though the sales that Amazon have reported over the holiday season are enormous.

Police seem to be using this technology some say against the public. In a crazy case, out of Bentonville, Arkansas police have filed search warrants with Amazon. The police are looking to get the records of an Echo belonging to a man named James A. Bates. Investigators want the records from the device between November 21 and November 22, 2015. Bates was charged with murder in the strangling death of

According to some media reports, while investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.

The incident occurred when Bates had invited two friends — one of them former Georgia police officer Victor Collins, over to his Bentonville home, where they watched college football, drank beer, and had shots of vodka, according, to the search warrant. The men then decided to get into Bates’ hot tub and Bates said he went to bed around 1 a.m. When he awoke in the morning, Collins was floating face-down in the hot tub, the affidavit says.

According to court documents, Amazon has yet to give into the search warrant and has not sent any recordings to police. So next time you have a private conservation with some friends, BEWARE, Alexia might be listening..

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Police Need Amazon Echo’s Help In Solving A Murder Case!

(PCM) Amazon Echo the popular gadget from Amazon has been a popular item as of late. The device has the capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri. The device can do everything from answering questions to turning on your air conditioner. But a lot of people are questioning is this technology a good thing or bad thing. Even though the sales that Amazon have reported over the holiday season are enormous.

Police seem to be using this technology some say against the public. In a crazy case, out of Bentonville, Arkansas police have filed search warrants with Amazon. The police are looking to get the records of an Echo belonging to a man named James A. Bates. Investigators want the records from the device between November 21 and November 22, 2015. Bates was charged with murder in the strangling death of

According to some media reports, while investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.

The incident occurred when Bates had invited two friends — one of them former Georgia police officer Victor Collins, over to his Bentonville home, where they watched college football, drank beer, and had shots of vodka, according, to the search warrant. The men then decided to get into Bates’ hot tub and Bates said he went to bed around 1 a.m. When he awoke in the morning, Collins was floating face-down in the hot tub, the affidavit says.

According to court documents, Amazon has yet to give into the search warrant and has not sent any recordings to police. So next time you have a private conservation with some friends, BEWARE, Alexia might be listening..

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Toy Makers Want Krampus To Scare You

 

 

(PCM) In American folklore if a child is bad, he or she might get a bag of coal on Christmas morning. Let’s be honest every child isn’t on their best behavior around the holiday season. In a time when parents must get Sorry Santa letters, because they were not able to get their hands on a Hatchimal Egg. The Hatchimal Egg is the hottest toy of the season on children’s Christmas list’s. Some parents are turning away from the tradition of putting coal in their bad kids stocking.

Krampus is a popular folklore tale told mainly in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Northern Italy. Krampus is said to be a “horned half-goat, half-demon.” Krampus dwindles in the shadows of Saint Nicholas and rewards good children with gifts, but the bad children get punished. Krampus is so popular that there are parades around the world to celebrate his day. The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December. On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the wicked hairy devil appears on the streets and visits homes and local business. A popular comedy/horror movie titled, Krampus was released in 2014.

At least twelve toy companies have put out what they are calling feelers for creating a Krampus toy. Keeping naughty children in line and trying to cash in on the latest craze as Krampus hysteria. In the vein of the popular Elf on The Shelf, the Krampus toy will keep an eye on your naughty spawn.

Toy companies are hoping to go into production in early 2017. Just in time for next year’s holiday rush. No demos or even a marketing plan has been announced yet, but hopefully we will see something soon. Hey a Krampus toy sounds a lot better than coal.

 

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Fidel Castro The Man Of Many Lives

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(PCM) Fidel Castro the leader of Cuba recently passed away at the age of 90. Castro ruled Cuba for close to 47 years. Castro was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba first as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2006. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party socialist state. Due to this Castro became a very enigmatic and controversial leader.

Often despised in the US media. It was always made to look like Castro was an evil dictator who treated the people of his land as slaves. The Bay of Pigs is still a hot issue for many that were around at that time. The Bay of Pigs was an operation funded by the CIA to overthrow the communist government run by Castro. The operation lasted only three days and was defeated by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces which was led by Castro. This did not sit well with the US and increased tensions between the two countries.

It was public knowledge that the CIA made several assassination attempts on Castro while he was President. Some of these attempts are hilarious and borderline something out of a James Bond movie.

The Church Committee which was put together by Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho) to study Governmental Operations with respect to Intelligence Activities. The Church Committee uncovered that the CIA and other governmental agencies employed tactics called “plausible deniability” during the decision- making process when it came to assignation. These practices were illegal due to the United Nations Charter.

The Church Committee stated that it substantiated eight attempts by the CIA to assassinate Fidel Castro in 1960–1965. A man named Fabian Escalante who was assigned to protect Castro estimates the assignation attempts to be around 638, and split up among U.S. administrations as follows:

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1959–1961): 38

John F. Kennedy (1961–1963): 42

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969): 72

Richard Nixon (1969–1974): 184

Jimmy Carter (1977–1981): 64

Ronald Reagan (1981–1989): 197

George H. W. Bush (1989–1993): 16

Bill Clinton (1993–2000): 21

The CIA tried using a variety of ways of killing Castro they include: exploding cigar’s. A booby-trapped conch shell where Castro would go swimming. A poisonous cigar laced with botulinum toxin. And mafia style attacks. Castro once gave an interview stating, “ If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.”

 

 

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