Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Cosmic Musical Note - B flat (-57 Octaves)

Ace of Spades HQ had this link in the sidebar about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory studies of the Perseus Cluster, but with a different title. When I started reading it, the musical aspect jumped out at me.

These sound waves are thought to have been produced by explosive events occurring around a supermassive black hole (bright white spot) in Perseus A, the huge galaxy at the center of the cluster. The pitch of the sound waves translates into the note of B flat, 57 octaves below middle-C. This frequency is over a million billion times deeper than the limits of human hearing, so the sound is much too deep to be heard.

 B flat to the minus 57th octave? We're gonna need a bigger bass, um, something or other...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heavy Metal Rockers

No, not those kinds of rockers, these kind. You know, the ones old rockers now use.

Heavy Metal Kids - by Todd Rundgren.

Not that Todd's old or anything, but he did just celebrate his 65th birthday and is still kicking ass. Mick Jagger is a grandpa and Eric Clapton will be turning 70 here real soon. Stevie Ray Vaughan would've turned 60 this year.

h/t to Instapundit

Thursday, July 17, 2014

R. I. P. Johnny Winter

Blues guitar legend Johnny Winter passed away Wednesday night Switzerland while on tour. He was 70 years old.

A buddy of mine is his drummer on this tour.

Play on, Johnny, you will be missed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"If I Were Ted Cruz..."

This is just way too good not to pass along.

From American and the Moron Horde over at Ace of Spades HQ: If I were Ted Cruz.

Be sure to read the comments at the link. This would also provide a ready pool of conservative talent from which to draw for years to come.
Ted Cruz, if you're reading this...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Here's another video y'all should see. It's Ronald Reagan's 1986 Independence Day speech.