Archives: April 2009

Redfella’s Pick of the Day…

Why Can’t We Be Friends?” is a song by the band War from the album of the same name. Along with “Low Rider” it is one of War’s most famous songs. The song has a simple structure, with the phrase “Why can’t we be friends?” being sung four times after each two-line verse amounting to over forty times in under four minutes. It was played in space when NASA beamed it to the linking of Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts in 1975. “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” charted at #6 in 1975

War- Why can’t We be friends?

Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids…

Bird House
1/2 Gallon Milk or Juice Container

Bird Seed

Cut out windows on all four sides of the container.You can make a perch for the
bird by only cutting the top and sides and fold out the bottoms.Poke random holes in
the bottom of the contaier for water drainage. Puch holes in the top for
string attachment. Fill feeder with seed, hang it outside, and watch for birds.

Meyer Family Vision Clear Look into our Community

Public Astronomy Viewing May 1

Negaunee – The Marquette Astronomical Society will conduct a public astronomy viewing Friday, May 1 at 9:30 p.m. at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, 73 Forge Road in Negaunee.

The event is weather dependent. In case of heavy clouds or rain, the event will be held on Saturday May 2 at the same time and place.

Marquette Astronomical Society members will have a number of telescopes set up for viewing the night sky, there will be Moon maps available, as well as information about light pollution and sky friendly lighting, and astronomy resources.

Kids and adults of all ages are welcome.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

Relax” is the debut single by British dance group Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records in 1983. The song was later included on the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984).

Although fairly inauspicious upon initial release, “Relax” finally reached number one in the UK singles chart on 24 January 1984, ultimately becoming one of the most controversial and most commercially successful records of the entire decade. The single eventually sold a reported 1.91 million copies in the UK alone, making it the seventh best-selling UK single of all time. Following the release of the group’s second single, “Two Tribes“, “Relax” rallied from a declining UK chart position during June 1984 to climb back up the UK charts and re-attain number two spot behind “Two Tribes” at number one, representing simultaneous chart success by a single act unprecedented since the early 1960s.

Upon release in the United States in late 1984, “Relax” repeated its slow UK progress, reaching number 67 upon initial release, but eventually reaching number 10 in March 1985.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Don’t Do It)

Meyer Family Vision Clear Look Into Our Community

7th Annual Golf Scramble

Marquette – The 7th Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Marquette Women’s shelter will be held on Saturday, May 30, beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Gentz’e Homestead Golf Course.

Registration fee is $65 per player for this four person, 18 hole scramble. The fee includes golf, two carts per team and refreshments on the course.

Pizza will be provided by Rodney’s at the turn and an awards ceremony and cookout will follow the scramble at Flanigan’s.

Music will be provided by Chasin’ Steel and the Flat Broke Blues Band, beginning at 5 p.m.

Registration deadline is Friday, May 22. Registration forms are available at Great Lakes Radio in the Marquette Mall.

For more information, contact Bill Tibor at 362-1765 or 228-6800. The event is sponsored by Flanigan’s Bar, Rodney’s Pizzeria, Great Lakes Radio, and Biolife Plasma Services.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day for Tuesday..

Should I Stay or Should I Go” is a song by The Clash, from their album Combat Rock. It was written in 1981 and featured Mick Jones on lead vocals. It became the band’s only number-one single, a decade after it was originally released. In November 2004, it was ranked at 228 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[1] In 2009 it was named the 42nd best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[2]

The tune leans towards more of a retro punk rock sound than most of the other tracks on the album. Though many legends have arisen about what the song is about (one of which is Jones’ impending dismissal from the Clash in 1983), it is actually about a rocky personal relationship between Jones and former Meat Loaf backup singer Ellen Foley that would soon implode. The lyrics seem to reflect ups and downs concerning the relationship and the dilemma of sticking with or ending it.[3]

The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Clear Look into our Community

Catch a Falling Star Fundraiser April 29

Marquette – The 7th Annual Partners in Prevention Fundraiser “Catch a Falling Star” art and jewelry auctions will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at UpFront and Company in Marquette.

Live and silent auctions will be featured. Help protect children and prevent child abuse.

Tickets are $15 and available at Child and Family Services, 228-4050, ext. 107 and also available at the door.

Jason Michael Carroll is Back!

It’s been two years since Jason Michael Carroll’s debut album, Waitin’ In The Country, established him as one of the top new males in the country music business. Now the waitin’ is almost over for his follow-up, Growing Up Is Getting Old, and Jason says the project comes after a period of personal growth.

“What’s different about me since Waitin’ In The Country came out, I think, is the fact that I honestly feel like my bedtime has gotten a little earlier,” Jason Michael says. “Bein’ on the road, I didn’t realize all the hard work that goes into being an artist and tryin’ to make it on the road and surviving out here. You know, there’s a lot of folks tryin’ to do what you’re doin’, so you really have to take it seriously. And that’s probably one of the things I had to really grasp – and grasp quick – was tryin’ to realize that there’s a lot of folks doin’ this, and I need to be at the top of my game every chance I get, so I do get a lot more rest than I used to … but I can still sleep when I’m dead.”

Growing Up comes out Tuesday, and Jason will give a concert that night in Lebanon, Tenn., arriving via “Hello Copter” from Nashville, according to The Tennessean. He’s also featured on the Tuesday edition of GAC Nights at 8 p.m. ET.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day..

Living in America” is a 1985 song and performed by james brown (Hartman also provided backing vocals). It was prominently featured in the film Rocky 4. In the film, Brown sings the song before apollo creed enters the boxing ring, in reference to the character’s patriotism.

“Living in America” was released as a single in 1985 and reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also became a top five hit for Brown in the United Kingdom, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart; this was his only top 10 single in the UK. It appeared on the Rocky IV soundtrack album the following year. The full version of the song (nearly six minutes long) was also included on Brown’s 1986 album, Gravity, and on various compilations throughout the 1990s.

In 1986, “Living in America” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, and James Brown won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

James Brown – Living In America (Rocky IV)