Kasenetz and Katz – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame – Gummy Award

My second Gummy Award goes to Kasenetz and Katz

Kasenetz and Katz created the concept of bubblegum music. Neil Bogart[1] of Buddah Records asked the duo to recommend a marketing name for their music. They defined the sound and spirit of the bubblegum era, helming quintessential if interchangeable records from the Ohio Express, the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

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International Raccoon Appreciation Day takes place on October 1st every year.

Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are medium-sized mammals native to North America. They are known for their distinctive appearance, which includes a masked face, ringed tail, and dexterous front paws. Raccoons are highly adaptable and have successfully expanded their range to urban, suburban, and rural areas, making them a common sight in many parts of North America.

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What Do You Get For Turning 65?

A look at AARP, Medicare, Social Security, and discounts for seniors.

Besides a year older? If you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in a job where Medicare taxes were withheld (including self-employment where you paid your own self-employment taxes), you’ll become automatically eligible for Medicare once you turn 65.

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Brooks Robinson Dies

Known as the “Human Vacuum Cleaner,” Robinson won 16 consecutive Gold Gloves.

Brooks Robinson was a legendary American baseball player widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen in the sport’s history. Born May 18, 1937, in Little Rock, Arkansas, as Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr., he enjoyed a remarkable career in Major League Baseball (MLB). He became an iconic figure in the world of sports.

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What Is Planck’s Constant?

What is a constant? In mathematics and science, a constant is a fixed value that remains unchanged throughout an equation, experiment, or mathematical operation. Constants are pivotal in providing stability and consistency to calculations and observations, playing a fundamental role in various fields of study.

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Terry Kirkman Dies

Let’s take a walk together near the ocean shore, Hand in hand you and I, Let’s cherish every moment we have been given, The time is passing by, I often pray before I lay down by your side, If you receive your calling before I awake
Could I make it through the night

Terry Kirkman is a musician best known as a founding member and songwriter for the American rock band The Association. Born on December 12, 1939, in Salina, Kansas, and raised in Chino, California, Kirkman has had a long and influential career in the music industry. He moved to Los Angeles in 1963 with his friend Jules Gary Alexander and briefly played in groups with Frank Zappa.

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Yellow-Legged Hornet

The yellow-legged hornet poses a threat to honeybees and other pollinators.

In August 2023, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), in coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Georgia, confirmed the presence of a yellow-legged hornet (YLH; Vespa velutina) near Savannah, Ga.

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Covers – Deep Purple

I will discuss a whole album of covers by the band Deep Purple this time. It is called Turning to Crime and was released on November 21, 2022. The album was created following a suggestion by Bob Ezrin, who has been Deep Purple’s producer since 2013.

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The Addams Family – Doyle’s Space: SitCom Hall of Fame

My 7th inductee into my SitCom Hall of Fame.

“The Addams Family” is a classic American television series that originally aired on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966. It ran for a total of 64 episodes over two seasons. “The Addams Family” TV series was created by David Levy, who developed the show based on the original cartoon characters created by Charles Addams.

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Song Meanings: Sympathy for the Devil

The song’s lyrics draw from historical and cultural references, including the devil’s role in folklore and mythology and the darker aspects of humanity’s history, such as war, violence, and oppression.

“Sympathy for the Devil” is a classic rock song by the legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and was released as a track on their 1968 album, Beggars Banquet. The working title of the song was “The Devil Is My Name”, having earlier been called “Fallen Angels”.

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