K-Chuck Radio: The Adjustments of Popular Songs

Here’s the thing.  We’ve loved our music for generations and generations, and we can sing all the lyrics to our favorite tracks.  We know every word.

Or do we?

See, in some instances, our favorite classic tracks have undergone – shall we say – alternate versions, depending on previously unforeseen situations.  Some songs have lyrics that might confuse people in other countries, while some songs have recorded different versions for a regional effect.

On today’s K-Chuck Radio, I have a few examples of songs that were customized – sometimes by the artist, sometimes by the record company – for various reasons.  Let’s start with

The Cover of Radio Times

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An update on the Honeywell Farms project

Last week, I started a project involving a dairy and produce crate from Honeywell Farms, a New York City-based agricultural produce center.

I disassembled the original crate, removed as much of the old battleship grey paint as possible, and cleaned the front with soapy water.

Now for the next steps.

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Some final shots of the Washington Park tulips

What the Grasshopper Saw. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens with Kenko 180° attachment. (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Earlier this week, I captured a very well-received photo of the Washington Park tulips, as shot from inside the tulip bed.  After much thought and feedback, I decided to fast-track the photo – officially now known as What The Grasshopper Saw – into Competition Season 2017.

And mind you, that was not the only set of photos I took at the park.

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Can The Orville break the U.S. sci-fi comedy TV curse?

Among the many television shows scheduled for the upcoming 2017-18 prime time television season is a brand new program from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.  No, it’s not another animated series like The Cleveland Show or American Dad!  Instead, it’s a science fiction comedy spoof series.  In this new FOX TV series, MacFarlane is the captain of a space ship called The Orville.  Hence … the name of the show.

Better yet, here’s the trailer for the series.

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The Honeywell Farms Project: Paint minus paint equals …

I wanted to create another painted crate artwork, similar to my Norman’s Kill Dairy piece.  And after searching through eBay, I found a farm crate from Honeywell Farms in Jamaica, N.Y.

No problem… all I had to do was purchase the crate, have it shipped to me, knock the boards apart, wire it up, hang it on the wall, and all is good.

Yeah.  Right.

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Week 7 of the 2017 Graney’s Stout Summer Trivia League

Last night I had one of the strongest runs in a trivia game in a long, long time.

Finished off the first round perfect and in the lead.

Cleared the second round – identifying awards and trophies by seeing a picture of them – stayed in the lead.

Went five-for-five in the “huddle round” by knowing the five NFL teams with the most Super Bowl losses.  Twenty-point lead going into halftime.

This is good.  This is really, really good.

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