Author Archives: Franzman

I nearly jumped off the couch

I nearly jumped off the couch

I have heard countless musicians both famous and from all walks of life cite The Beatles on Ed Sullivan as the moment they knew what they wanted to do for a living. I completely understand that when I watch the black and white footage but I didn’t see it as it aired because I was…Read more »

I enjoy reading the liner notes

I enjoy reading the liner notes

Right from the very beginning of my becoming a music fan I read the liner notes. From the very first record or cassette I got my hands on I read the notes back-to- front. That’s how I have a brain filled with random information like RUSH: Exit Stage Left lists Geddy Lee as not just…Read more »

Tornado Hill Fundraiser for Marker

Tornado Hill Fundraiser for Marker

Marker message The text for a planned historical marker remembering the tornadoes of 1980: Seven tornadoes struck Grand Island and surrounding areas on the night of June 3, 1980. They were part of a supercell thunderstorm complex that produced eighteen tornadoes from Nebraska to West Virginia. The complex approached Grand Island from the north during…Read more »

Don’t F**k with Cats

Don’t F**k with Cats

That title is what got my attention as I was looking for something compelling to binge-watch. It’s called “Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer” The basic premise is a sicko posted a video of himself doing something deplorable to a kitten that results in its death which is followed by self-proclaimed “internet nerds”…Read more »

here’s the latest as of 5/22

here’s the latest as of 5/22

FORBES: Are more stimulus checks coming after the $1,200 payments? Congress is currently considering additional stimulus checks. The House passed this bill that includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, but the Senate has to decide if it will agree to additional stimulus checks before anything can become law. Basically, the momentum is moving…Read more »

VAN HALEN: Not Done Yet, Says Sammy

VAN HALEN: Not Done Yet, Says Sammy

Although David Lee Roth has hinted that Van Halen is finished, Sammy Hagar doesn’t agree. He tells Rolling Stone, “Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished…” And Sammy adds that he’s still keeping the door open to a reunion, even if it includes a split bill with Roth. “If Dave wants to…Read more »

in retrospect

in retrospect

I think “Whip It” is genius and their cover of “Satisfaction” by the Stones is way better than I ever realized. I’m talking about Devo. There’s one other song of theirs that I’m aware of, “Girl U Want” that I like. They were never my cup of tea when they were current but that little…Read more »

Finito!

Finito!

Well, not really. There is a fairly ornate edge to this piece that will take quite some time to sand carefully. I love natural wood but had no intention of stripping down this table but when my eye kept going to the imperfection on the top I decided to refinish just the top and then…Read more »

Binge Watch Option

Binge Watch Option

I just recently finished the 6 episode series WACO on Netflix. It’s based on two books, one of which is from a hostage negotiator (I assume the actual one from the stand-off) and the second author is a survivor of the stand off. It leads me to believe the series gives accounts of both sides…Read more »

Random Blog #645

Random Blog #645

I always liked this song in the early days of it’s release and on MTV but I recently realized I LOVE this song. Everything about it is unique to me. Check it out and make sure you sing the back up part, “Joooooooooohnneeee”.Read more »