Monday, November 25, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me. High School Memories

Welcome to my page on High School Memories.  I attended Manual High School from September of 1977 to June of 1980.  When I went to Manual that first year, it was a long time ago, in a  galaxy far far away... for the first time.  I had seen STAR WARS, and was blown away, I wanted to be the next George Lucas.

Pirated video of the opening scenes from the Original STAR WAR

High School was when I discovered Rock and Roll and in my first year I had two albums of a Rock Band that I still collect every album I can get my hands, on, they had me singing I wish you you were here.  They are PINK FLOYD.

The other album I received that Christmas of 1977 were two by the same singer.  The Singer Billy Joel, and one of my favorite songs from those two albums is.

While I was getting into Rock and Roll I was also enjoying Pop Music and I was listening to another artist who I still follow, that being Barry Manilow.
Little did I know in 1978 that this song would one day be "Our Song" but in 2008 it became the song that my wife and I fell in love with each other when listening to my music collection.

Almost done here.  In 1979 I would hear a woman singer who again would be part of my life.  Pat Benatar

I could go on for quite some time, but that would go on far too long, so until the next time, this is Mark from his Man Cave signing off.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Every day Art, Day 7

What really matters to us?
Do politics mean more than positive change?
Do taxing Recreational drugs mean more than Improving education?
Can we see past the misrepresentation of lies that people use to keep the status quo in place?
In Colorado, I would say the answer is no.
It seems that here people would believe lies and not help improve education.
It is sad to see a state I have lived in almost my entire life move so far away from helping those who need to be helped, and improving education, which used to be a priority here.

A poem by Mark (Tamirisc Dagda) Richards Thursday November 7th 2013.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Everyday Art Day 6 THE ART OF ASIAN FOOD

Right next to our apartment, there are two restaurants.  One is Mexican, the other is Asian and yes I mean Asian; it serves hhinese, Japanese Korean, Vietnamese and Thai.

The food is very good and quite a variety, including Sushi.  

The thing I have noticed about this restaurant is that there is an art behind how they plate their food.  So without any further words, here is my Art for today.  The art of Asian Cooking.

Tea anyone?
Crab Ragoo as an appetizer
Seshwan Chicken for my wife.
Chicken Shang Hai Rice Noodles, which I thought was a soup.
Mongolian Beef as my main course.

Each is unique in color and presentation, there is a definite art to the presentation of Asian Cooking.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art Every Day Day 5 Amelia the Cat


Welcome to my Cave. there are no bats here, just a warm fire some music of my favorite artists through the years and a selection of favorite books and movies.

Take a load off, sit back and have some spiced tea as I share with you some of my photos.  Some of these will be from a few years ago, some will be current.  You never know what you may see.  

Sit back, take a load off and let's start with...
This beautiful Fall Photo was taken along Gunclub Road in Aurora Colorado on November 1st of this year.
No your eyes are not deceiving you.  This is a sign for a school in Colorado, but the sign is in Cyrillic or Russian.  Why?  I do not know.  I took this picture at the intersection of Chambers Rd and Smoky Hill Rd in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday November 2nd of this year.
This is one of those Christmas lawn displays that is out this year.  I took this picture at Home Depot because I thought this would be cool to have for our Apartment, since we live on Paris Street in Aurora.  Photo was taken on Sunday November 3rd 2013.

I did not take any photos on the Fourth of November, so a short original poem will have to do.

Fall is upon us, a time of colored leaves hanging frailly on the trees. The weather begins to change, coldness replaces the warmth of Indian Summer.
The days grow shorter, the nights darker and longer.
Snow begins to descend upon the land and we complain withing it were Summer again.
Fall is upon us, but soon it will end, and Winter will be here.

An original Poem by Mark (Tamirisc Dagda) Richards.  November 4th 2013.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me, Colors in Song

This first song was by 3 dog night and came out in the late 1960s', it's all Black and White.
The next song was made famous by the Royal Guardsman in the late 1960's and was a mix of fact and fiction.  This is the unedited version of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany.
Here's Joni Mitchell with a song about something Yellow, and it's not a submarine.
This last song is by Loretta Lynn.  I apologize that there is no video to the song, but this is the only version of this classic song from the 1970's.

I hope you enjoyed my music with color.

Until next time.