K-Chuck Radio: But they’re not doing the Time Warp…

I’ve blogged in the past about my affinity for the 1970’s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I’ve mentioned about how I binge-watched it in college, using that and a purchased audience par-ti-ci-pa-tion record to learn the call and response cues.  I’ve penned a K-Chuck Radio blog post about the cultural affinity of the Rocky Horror Picture Show itself, how it’s been parodied and purloined over the years.

Today, I want to feature something special.  You know the songs of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, for sure, for sure.  And you also know the artists and performers who made the movie as excellent as possible.

But … have you ever heard those artists performing songs OUTSIDE of the Rocky Horror Picture Show?  Have you?  Huh, have you?

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My two-week boycott of ESPN begins today

You heard me correctly.  I will not watch ESPN for the next two weeks.  I will not listen to ESPN on my car radio on my way to or from anywhere.  No Mike and Mike, no NFL Countdown, none of that.  This boycott begins now, and will end on October 24, 2017.

And this is because ESPN suspended one of their smartest and most talented on-air personalities, Jemele Hill, for two weeks.

For the dumbest reason ever.  Well, maybe there is a reason. ESPN are craven cowards who are afraid of Donald Trump and of Jerry Jones.

Let me explain.

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Help out Mack Brin Farms if you can…

Last year, I photographed the San Clemente Island goats at Mack Brin Farms in Ballston SpaMack Brin Farms is one of a handful of farms in the United States that raises and preserves the San Clemente Island goat herd, of which barely 500 specimens exist today.  They do an excellent job and their farm is peaceful and happy.

That was until last Friday, when tragedy struck.

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My entries for Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT 2017 auction are…

Last year, my plans for attending BUILT were completely derailed.  While my three entries in the 2016 charity art auction sold for very solid prices … I could not physically be at the event, as I was stuck in a hospital, suffering from broken bones in my foot.  Argh.

This year is different.  I don’t care if both my feet are broken, I will CRAWL to the annual BUILT charity auction for Historic Albany Foundation if that’s what it takes.

And, of course, I need to enter three pieces of artwork honoring Albany’s architecture and history to the event.

So I looked through all my photos and artworks and projects …

And since I am limited to a maximum of three artworks for submission…

Let these be my three artworks of submission.  They include:

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7 and 7 on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wow.  There’s more Sevens in that headline than in a Star Trek: Voyager marathon.

So it’s time for my Saturday recap of seven blog posts from the community and independent bloggers on the Times Union’s blog page, and seven blog posts from my personal blogroll.

And just a side note – it’s really sad that the Times Union doesn’t bother promoting its community and independent bloggers as much as it loves promoting its staff bloggers.  Trust me.

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My night at TRASK 2017…

And Charity Season 2017 has commenced.

Three of my artworks – two framed photography prints, The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad and Milky Way at the Corinth Reservoir – and my crate art project, Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project – were on display at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, as part of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s 2017 TRASK Art Show and Sale.

I’m admiring all the artworks and creations by my fellow painters, photographers and craftspeople, and there’s some absolutely amazing pieces here.  And the proceeds raised from this event will benefit restoration projects and preservation in the city.  So it’s a win-win.
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And this is why you don’t trust smart thermometers…

I saw this clip on the website io9, and it pretty much blew my mind.

Let me explain.

We live in a world where smart technology is now part of our everyday lives.  So much so, in fact, that our every being and essence seems almost dependent on these interactive smart devices.

Which brings me to this very awesome interactive video short.

In Cool, a couple install a programmable thermostat, and it causes more conflict in their lives than a HAL-9000 does in outer space.  And … as an added bonus … you get to choose how the storyline plays out, similar to those old “Choose Your Adventure” books of generations past.

Have a look when you get a moment.   Just a friendly notice, though … there might be some language in this clip that may require headphones if you’re watching it at work.  I can’t embed the clip, but you can watch the video at this link:

https://video.helloeko.com/v/M00LKM?publisherID=HXPOAW