History Of Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, supported by a shaggy bass player, a singing female keyboardist, and a very tall drummer. That seems to be how most younger folks think of Fleetwood Mac. But there’s much more to the story than smooth, glossy, highly-produced, massively successful California pop.

In 1966 a bloke by the name of Peter Green replaced Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Hailed as a genius, with inspired and inspiring technique, and driven by the heavily blues-laced rock success of Cream and Jimi Hendrix, among others, Green left the Bluesbreakers in 1967, taking drummer Mick Fleetwood with him. Within weeks, bassist John McVie also left Mayall’s outfit to join Green. Slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer joined the group, and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac was born.

Their eponymous first album was a massive hit in the UK, spending nearly a year on the charts, but failed to capture attention in the States. Their second album Mr. Wonderful failed to generate excitement on either side of the pond, but their third, English Rose, featured two Peter Green-penned tunes that made the blues-rock faithful stand up and take notice. The first of these, Black Magic Woman, was a latin-tinged blues number that would be covered with massive success by Carlos Santana and his band. Albatross was an intensely lyrical, melodic, instrumental combination of blues-rock and Calypso, with complex and eccentric definition.

Their fourth album Then Play On moved away from the blues a bit, with the hard rocker Oh Well being the most recognizable cut on the recording. Then Play On is perhaps the finest recording of the Peter Green era – it features marvelously intricate compositions filled with fiery, interweaving triple-guitar attacks by Green, Spencer, and new bandmate Danny Kirwan. Christine Perfect (later McVie) of Spencer Davis Group and Chicken Shack makes her first appearance with the band on this album, although her presence is uncredited.

Peter Green began a rapid descent into madness during the tour to promote Then Play On, fueled by his huge consumption of hallucinogens. He left the band mid-tour, giving away all his money and disappearing from the music scene almost entirely.

Christine Perfect had married John McVie and joined the band full time by the time of their first post-Green album, 1970’s Kiln House, a mixed foray further away from their blues roots. Kirwan and Spencer perform admirably, but without the complex stylings and songwriting of their erstwhile leader, the band flounders on the recording. Following in Green’s footsteps, Jeremy Spencer began to suffer serious mental problems as a result of extreme drug use – he disappeared in the middle of the tour and joined a religious cult.


History of Radio

The tremendous growth of radio broadcasting saw the development of a wide
variety of innovative program offerings. Starting in October, 1921, children
listening to WJZ, Westinghouse’s recently established station in Newark, New
Jersey, were informed that “The radiophone, which is the wireless, has made it
possible for the Man in the Moon to talk to you”, as the station began evening
readings, by Newark Sunday Call journalist Bill McNeery, of short stories
written by Josephine Lawrence. In 1922, a collection of these “Man in the Moon
Stories: Told Over the Radio-Phone” was published, beginning with Chapter I of
The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man. Credo Fitch
Harris, the station manager at WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky, reviewed in Microphone Memoirs(programming extracts) the kinds of
programs produced by his station in 1922 and 1923, beginning with its inaugural
broadcast on July 18, 1922, which overwhelmingly consisted of live — and unpaid
— amateur talent. As radio’s mysteries captured the public imagination, it was
increasingly reflected in popular culture, including the publication in 1922 of
the wistful song, I Wish There Was a Wireless to Heaven .
(The Radio Song), followed six years later by a somewhat happier tune, A Bungalow, a Radio and You

Radio themes had
occasionally appeared in juvenile books up through 1921, three early examples
being John Trowbridge’s 1908 “The Story of a Wireless Telegraph Boy”, “The Motor
Boat Club and the Wireless” written in 1909 by H. Irving Hancock, and the 1911
“Tom Swift and the Wireless Message”, by Howard Garis using a syndicate
pseudonym of Victor Appleton. However the 1922 broadcasting boom triggered a
huge increase in radio related literature, including the introduction of at
least three competing lines of Radio Boys books, in addition to a series about a
group of Radio Girls. In most of these books radio activities served mainly as a
prop or provided a loosely related background plot. A notable exception to this
superficial coverage was the “Allen Chapman” Radio Boys books, written by John
W. Duffield, with forewords by Jack Binns. The teenaged protagonists in this
series do engage in the standard activities of besting bullies, while impressing
the leading citizens — and their daughters — in the fictional town of
Clintonia, located not too far from New York City. But extracts from the first
five books in this series also provide an unusually detailed and technically
accurate review of the excitement of the rapid spread of radio broadcasting in
1922. In the series’ opening book, The Radio Boys’ First
Wireless, the boys build award winning crystal receivers, which use
headphones. In The Radio Boys at Ocean Point, they
improve their receiver design, by adding a vacuum-tube detector and
loud-speaker, while experimenting with umbrella and loop antennas. The Radio Boys at the Sending Station includes a visit to
WJZ, the Westinghouse broadcasting station in Newark, New Jersey, and they are
also thrilled to pick up their first trans-Atlantic signals. In The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass our heros continue to
spread word of the wonders of the new technology of radio through the community,
witness the broadcast of a local church service, and speculate on the day when
cars will be equipped with receivers. And in The Radio
Boys Trailing a Voice they learn about radio communication applications in
the forest fire service, while Dr. Dale predicts that: “Radio is yet in its
infancy, but one thing is certain. In the lifetime of those who witnessed its
birth it will become a giant–but a benevolent giant who, instead of destroying
will re-create our civilization

Homless Sign Holders

Are they really poverity stricken or are they just to lazy to work?Do you give them food when there sign clearly states *Needs Money*?Are they drug addicts or are they drunks?Are they lugitt or are they just running a scam to make money?Are they really pour and need help you tell meThese are the questions I ask myself when I drive from city block to city block its crazy because back in the 80’s and 90’s you never seen this kinda thing.

Call it what you will but in my personal opion 90% of our nations sign holders are just to lazy to work.think about it if a person can stand in one place all day long for hours on end then physically there able to stand behind a grill and flip burgers.

On this weeks addition of *The Truth* im going to take your mind inside the heads of these people we know as *The Sign Holders* I am giving you my personal experience with the so called homless.also will give you sugestions on different ways to handle them when you feel compeled to give them your hard earned money.

In Augest 2010 I was sitting at a light near my home in Akron when I noticed a ragged man standing on the corner with a sign that read *Out Of Work need money to support family* Ok I Bit gave the gentelman 10 dollars and felt good about it. I thought to myself hey I did something good for this pour guy out god bless him.. not 2 days later Im sitting in an applebees with friends and who walks threw the door? thats rite my homless friend and dressed better then I was that day. I was in disbeliefe.

Needless to say I seen the same man from time to time after and always made a point to turn my car around  even if it meant being late for work and ask my new friend *How his job search is going?

So I told you that to tell you this there are other options you can use besides monatary notes and here they are.

1- Look in your phone directary and find the number to your local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. give that as a gift

2- give them the number to the united way

3- buy them food and hang out with them till you see them eat it

4- or do as i do and roll your window down and yell *GET A JOB* and watch them chase your car down the road

These are all effective things you can offer our homless sign holders that will keep them out of your pockets and will insure you a good nights rest. Im Stephen Metz and this is *The Truth*.