Category Archives: Franzman

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Great Record in the Works

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Great Record in the Works

2020 hasn’t gone exactly how Nils Lofgren expected, but he’s still excited for some new music Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are working on. Last year, Lofgren rejoined Neil Young & Crazy Horse for a few shows and a new album, Colorado. And as that wound down, he says he was looking forward…Read more »

honest question

honest question

We have been seeing, hearing and experiencing things we have never, ever experienced before. Honestly some of is frightening, some annoying, some of it is beyond annoying and some of it is downright ridiculously funny. America’s most popular nudist resorts require guests to wear masks. “No tan lines” does not apply during a pandemic. Can…Read more »

Look what I found!

Look what I found!

The Beatles are among four pop culture figures in the first line of Lego Art. It’s Legos for adults! Instead of little Lego models, you assemble wall art. It’s 2,933 pieces that make up the images of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr and based on the four portraits that was included…Read more »

Nebraska LOVES fireworks!

Nebraska LOVES fireworks!

The following is an excerpt from an interesting article I found on Zippia.com. HOW WE DETERMINED WHAT STATES USE THE MOST FIREWORKS The dollar amount of firework imports came from the US trade Census. Of course, more people often equals more fireworks (and firework injuries!), and we didn’t want a list of the largest states.…Read more »

Giganty-marts

Giganty-marts

When I was young and living on the East Coast we had a routine every Saturday morning in which my mother, my older brother and I would go grocery shopping at Pegnataro’s Supermarket (regulars simply called it Peg’s). We traveled in our 1975 tan Chevy Impala and I enjoyed every minute of it. Life hadn’t…Read more »

WARNING: Some Hand Sanitizers May Be Deadly

WARNING: Some Hand Sanitizers May Be Deadly

The FDA is warning people about a potentially life-threatening ingredient used in a handful of hand sanitizers that are available. People should stay away from any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem because it contains methanol. It’s an alcohol that is commonly used in industrial pesticides and alternative fuel sources, and is toxic when absorbed through…Read more »

Cool Stamps!

Cool Stamps!

Queen is getting the stamp treatment from U.K.’s Royal Mail. The postal service is releasing a set of 13 stamps on July 9th. There are eight of album covers — Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, News of the World, The Game, Greatest Hits, The Works and Innuendo — four that…Read more »

Is this the world’s shortest blog?

Is this the world’s shortest blog?

Does 2 corny, short jokes about summer even constitute a blog? Let’s not analyze it. Here are the two: 1). It was so hot yesterday, all the loose change in my pocket melted into one big medallion! 2). It was so hot yesterday, I saw a squirrel dipping his nuts in our swimming pool! Hi-Yooooo!…Read more »

Neil Peart’s last work

Neil Peart’s last work

Growth Rings, a short film co-written and narrated by the late Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, has just been released. Created in collaboration with DW Drums, the film examines the way in which music marks moments in our lives. It also includes concert footage of Rush. Peart died on January 7th in Santa Monica,…Read more »

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 »