Best Dance Tunes of 1986

I haven’t posting anything on the immigration issue cuz nothing has really changed. Yep, the president has done what he usually does – he has made a thoughtful, careful move that stirs the pot but really doesn’t fix anything. His move will help some economic refugees, but there are still around 35 million who are left out in the cold. I find the whole issue depressing, so I’m going to talk about music.

So Rhapsody has come out with the best dance tunes of 1986. There was some great music in 1986. This list of 50 tunes does contain some great tunes. It also contains some really, really forgettable tunes. I will post only my three favorites.

Artist: Prince
Tune: Kiss

Artist: Cameo
Tune: Word Up

Artist: Madonna
Tune: Open Your Heart

Bonus

Artist: Nu Shooz
Tune: I Can’t Wait

The original tune as it was mixed was a nice dancible tune. The club mix was absolutely awful. Below is the radio mix, the good version.

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Buffalo: In a World of Snow

When I was very young, we lived in Buffalo. I have very few memories of Buffalo since we moved away when I was six. I do remember my father opening the front door and the snow being up to his chest. I also remember cutting my finger with a straight razor blade, but that’s another story. :-)

Way too much snow!

It seems to me that over the next several days things are going to get worse and not better in Buffalo. The snowing looks like it has stopped. There is a warming trend. Some of that snow is going to melt. Where is all of that water going to go? More roofs are going to collapse. I don’t think that any roof is rated for seven feet of snow. Hopefully I’m wrong, but, man, did they get a ton of snow! Let’s hope the governor has sent the National Guard to help with snow removal. I’m sure that someone has a plan for where to move all of that snow.

From Buffalo News:

Roofs caved in under the unbearable weight of 5, 6 even 7 feet of snow.

Food was scarce, people were running out of medicine and thousands lost power, at least for a few hours.

And the death toll from back-to-back blasts of a historic lake-effect storm rose to 10.

Police begged drivers to abide by driving bans. The county executive scolded the National Football League about reports the league was encouraging the Bills to play at Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday as scheduled, but Thursday night, it was announced that the game with the New York Jets would be played Monday night in Detroit.

Through it all, thousands of people remained snowbound in their homes, many of them unable to even open their doors because of snow piled up. (more…)

Snowing in Buffalo. Really Snowing!

Wow, did they get hit hard with snow.

From the Buffalo News:

As the snow stops falling, and Western New Yorkers ready for a great thaw, the toll of this week’s historic lake effect snowstorm is becoming clearer.

The death toll reached ten people on Thursday, with the two latest victims dying from exposure. The bulk of the rest suffered cardiac issues. One lost his life trying to push his car out of the snow after venturing out on the roads, despite a driving ban.

Local leaders from the county executive to U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer were totalling the recovery expenses, and started laying the groundwork for the area to become designated a federal disaster area. Continue reading