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News Roundup: ISIS, Comets, BB King, Stevie Wonder

American Special Operations mounted an offensive against an ISIS military leader in Syria. Abu Sayyaf, described as a mid-level Islamic State leader in Syria, was targeted by Delta Forces. Exactly why he was targeted is unclear. The Islamic State leader was killed during the raid. There were no American casualties.

 

Here are some cool pictures of a comet developing its tail. These were taken from a satellite which we have orbiting the comet.

The great blues singer BB King died earlier this week. The blues is as American as apple pie and baseball. It is a genre that many of us don’t get. But, if you take some time and immerse yourself in it, you’ll find that BB King was the king of blues.

Here is his signature song, which he didn’t write, but he made it his own: “The Thrill is Gone.”

Artist: BB King
Tune: Lucille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOjuYHg

Stevie Wonder had his 65th birthday last week. Here’s Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark, Jr’s tribute to Stevie from a few months back. “Fingertips,” “MasterBlaster,” and “Higher Ground,” which, in my mind, may be Stevie’s best tune.

https://youtu.be/WaoF9SbCzs0

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Tune: Higher Ground

One of the greatest things about YouTube is that you can find videos that you never knew existed. Sting and Stevie Wonder on the same stage. OMG!!! These are my two favorite artists of all time. Check it out!!!

Artists: Stevie Wonder and Sting
Tune: Higher Ground and Roxanne

By |2015-05-16T23:39:37-04:00May 16th, 2015|Foreign Affairs, Music, War on Terror|Comments Off on News Roundup: ISIS, Comets, BB King, Stevie Wonder

BB King

Artist: BB King (Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Jimmie Vaughn)
Tune: The Thrill is Gone

This is a very nice version of The Thrill is Gone.

By |2013-06-09T10:28:15-04:00June 7th, 2013|Music|Comments Off on BB King
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