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Neo Prog, Prog Rock

The Old Runner Gets Going Again… with Music from Ontofield …Sleeping with Fractals!

So Tuesday was fairly hot here in New Jersey and then yesterday it cooled off a little, and the fair weather runner inside me said yes today is the day!!Checking Runmeter on the iPhone I see that with half the month gone this is my first run in May, My last run was April 28th, that sucks, I should be ashamed of myself! Anyway I did feel pretty good yesterday so I did some light yoga stretching and took off. I felt good through the first two miles and averaged 10:06 per mile, then I slowed down over the 3rd...

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These Days in History – May 13-15th – The Civil War Battle of Resaca was fought!

Battle of Resaca, by Kurz and Allison, 1889. Starting on May 13, 164 through May 15th The Battle of Resaca was fought as General William T. Sherman began his March to the Sea. When I first read the one sentence about this battle starting yesterday, I thought "Where the hell is Resaca?" I assumed it was somewhere in Georgia and probably in northeast Georgia as Sherman started his movements toward Atlanta. Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia Sure enough there is Resaca highlighted in the northeast corner of Georgia. From Wikipedia The Battle of Resaca was part...

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This Day in History – May 14, 1853 – Gail Borden applies for a patent for making condensed milk!

On  May 14, 1853 Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk. Now that makes sense, since the name everyone associates with condensed milk is Borden! But I must admit that I had no idea that the inventor of condensed milk was Gail Borden. Not only was Mr Borden an inventor but he was also a surveyor, cattleman, customs agent, newspaper editor, real estate salesman, and civic official!! As a surveyor Borden co-plotted the cities of Houston and Galveston in 1836. As a newspaper man along with his brother John he was a founder of the Telegraph and Texas Register which first appeared on October 10,...

Prog Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock

Psychedelic/Space Rock from Canada’s Greylevel – Hypostatic Union

Again this weekend Thursday through Sunday was a blur....Thursday I worked both jobs from 8:30 am to 11:30 PM, then got back up to be on a site 30 minutes from my home at 8 am! I worked until 12:00 then ran around getting ready for a wedding, drove to Avalon NJ a one hour forty minute drive, went to a wedding on the beach, attended the reception and drove him arriving back home at 11 PM. Saturday was a few errands and then work again from 5:30 to 11:30! Sunday Mother's Day found us at my son Andrew's home...

Neo Prog, Prog Rock, Symphonic Prog

Symphonic Prog from the USA’s Rocket Scientists – Supernatural Highways! (Video)

Many moons ago, when my on Andrew still was working part-time at Target, I have a vague recollection of him telling me about a band he had listened to and enjoyed - Rocket Scientists. I think that I gave the band a quick listen and really didn't care for them. A week or so ago, the band released a new EP titled Supernatural Highways, so I went to Spotify to check it out. There are two tracks on this 30 minute EP- track one "Traveler on the Supernatural Highway" hogs 26 minutes of them, leaving 4 minutes plus for "On Her...

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It wasn’t Record Store Day – But Edward had fun at the Princeton Record Exchange! (Video)

My wife went to the State Archives in Trenton yesterday to "look for dead people", which is just my way to say that she was doing genealogy investigating. Actually, she was mostly looking up things to help people, who have contacted her on the Internet. Typically, I will drop her off in the morning (we live about 45 minutes south of Trenton) and then pick her up after work. Yesterday, she said she didn't think she could last the whole day, so she suggested that she could only go for a few hours and that I could travel on up...