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What's Going On – News Round Up

  • Surprisingly, FEMA is getting good grades from midwest flood victims then again midwesterners are really nice people. Good for FEMA, finally.
  • What? McCain doesn’t know how to use a computer? Heck, my 4 yo grandson tells me to go to Disney.com and then I need to let go of the mouse. My 72 yo father who died several years ago, could send those racy internet jokes and could type of letter in Word. McCain is running for President and can’t use a computer. Now, who is elitist? I’m guessin’ that Senator McCain has someone do his computer work for him.
  • Nice article on how doctors know a ton of stuff but we still have a lot to learn with Cardiology in specific and Medicine in general.
  • Jerry Seinfeld wrote an Op-Ed about George Carlin. “We were talking about Tim Russert and Bo Diddley and George said: ‘I feel safe for a while. There will probably be a break before they come after the next one. I always like to fly on an airline right after they’ve had a crash. It improves your odds.’
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Bo Diddley

The Rolling Stone had a very nice tribute to this great Rock n’ Roll giant. I don’t think that he got the credit or the money that he deserved. The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton recognized Bo’s contribution to modern Rock n’ Roll.

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From RS:

Bo Diddley, one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, died today in his home in Archer, Florida, where he had lived for 20 years. The cause was heart failure, according to a spokesperson. Diddley performed live until May 2007, when he suffered a stroke; three months later, in August, he also suffered a heart attack. The spokesperson said that he was surrounded by family and friends when he died. Public and private services are scheduled for this weekend.

In the summer of 2005, Rolling Stone writer Neil Strauss caught up with Diddley for the magazine’s last major feature on him, the award-winning “Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley.”

The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley by Neil Strauss (RS 981, August 25, 2005)

The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time: Bo Diddley by Iggy Pop (RS 946, April 15, 2004)

Bo Diddley: The Rolling Stone Interview by Kurt Loder (RS 493, February 12, 1987)

Photo Gallery: Shots From Bo Diddley’s Five Decade Career