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Welcome to One Song Every Day! In 2006, I was the first person to write One Song Each and Every Day. Could you do that? Explore what happened….

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I'm in the process of taking my FAVORITE 2006 songs and remastering them with 2013 technology. I wished I had the time each day to 'fix' the song and make them the way I hear them now… (It takes make weeks/months to get this result below)

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Green Tea With Lemon

Green Tea With Lemon from One Song Every Day Onesongeveryday - Single - Michael Droste

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Greenie Meanie

Greenie Meanie from One Song Every Day Onesongeveryday - Single - Michael Droste

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Red Zone

Red Zone: One Song Every Day Project (Song #62) [March 3] - Single - Michael Droste

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Edison's Light & Sound

Edison's Light & Sound (One Song Every Day Project Song) [#188 July 7] - Single - Michael Droste

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8400 One Song Every Day (Project Song #322) [Nov. 28] - 8400 One Song Every Day (Project Song #322) [Nov. 28] - Single

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Tribal Spheroid

Tribal Spheroid: One Song Every Day Project Song (#39 Feb. 8) - Single - Michael Droste

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Venus Has The Blues

Venus Has the Blues: One Song Every Day Project Song (#2 Jan. 2) - Single - Michael Droste

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553 (One Song Every Day Project Song) [#297 Oct. 24] - Single - Michael Droste

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1207: One Song Every Day Project Song (#323 Nov. 19) - Single - Michael Droste

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Cranberry Cherry

Cranberry Cherry (One Song Every Day)[Project #98 Apr. 8] - Single - Michael Droste

Thus chronicles the journey from Song 1 Jan 1st. to Song 365 Dec. 31st. in the year 2006...

I was the first to do this.

Some people have called me the song a day guy... I ran out of bandwidth but put up some of my favorites on iTunes - Best Wishes - Mike


Song #1 Jan. 1 Here is the first song. (10+ hours) Yikes! Way longer than I thought.. • Earth Food.mp3 Song #2 Jan. 2 This is going to be a crazy year at this rate... • Venus Has The Blues.mp3 Song #3 Jan. 3 Yowza! A work day and a song day - The first of many • Pluto Gets Down.mp3 Song #4 Jan. 4 Very Tired... Why is the second day back after vacation harder than the first? • Mars Lander.mp3 Song #5 Jan. 5 Trying lots of different ideas on the process... what works best? don't know yet • Saturn Soul.mp3 Song #6 Jan. 6 NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN A DAY! • Neptune's Folly.mp3 Song #7 Jan. 7 First Saturday - No time off :) It is fun... The mastering process seems to take a lot longer than i thought eq for each instrument, delay (what kind and how much) which type of reverb (plate, room or concert hall) and then the limiters and multiband compressors - how much? etc - this takes an enormous amount of time to make it balanced and to make it sound like i hear in my mind... • Mercury Can Kill You.mp3 Song #8 Jan. 8 Started at about 1PM just finishing at 10PM - Long time on this one... Some breaks - but a long session. The amount of time that can be spent COULD be weeks per song - But with this schedule you just move one to the next phase - as QUICKLY as possible... • Jazzy Jupiter.mp3 Song #9 Jan. 9 Monday Morning..... Feeling a little reflective and blue. What would life be like on a another world? at their beach? • Uranus Beachfront.mp3 Song #10 Jan. 10 Tired! I need to go to sleep before midnight. The damn alarm goes off too early for work. I wonder sometimes why I have to make these songs the hard way... I really want these songs to sound good :) - so I start recording in one computer program then transfer to another to do the mastering and track mixing process - this adds AT LEAST 2-3 hours of work per song.. • Moonlight In Bartlett.mp3 Song #11 Jan. 11 Nothing to say... • Sunny Day.mp3 Song #12 Jan. 12 57 Degrees and Sunny in Chicago in January! :) YEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAA • Milky Licker Way.mp3 Song #13 Jan. 13 Long Week :) Glad it's FRIDAY! Today - SNOW - only in Chicago.... • Proxima Centauri.mp3 Song #14 Jan. 14 Ah the joys of sleeping in and relaxing on a Saturday... nothing like it - and MONDAY OFF (I do have a dream...) • Alpha Centauri.mp3 Song #15 Jan. 15 Bears Playing The Carolina Panthers - Panthers are up 13 - 0 in the first half... Bears look flat, not playing to their potential. - Update: Bears Lost. • Bears Playoff Sunday.mp3 Song #16 Jan. 16 For Dr. Martin Luther King • Dr. Martin Luther King.mp3 Song #17 Jan. 17 Did you know we have a new planet? It is called UB313 - No name has yet been given... • UB313 - The Tenth Planet.mp3 Song #18 Jan. 18 Playing around with textures and vocals from various cultures - African and Irish :) • Barnard's Star.mp3 Song #19 Jan. 19 Well 61 degrees today and snow tomorrow - crazy weather - VERY nice but crazy... more upbeat techno dance.. • Wolf 359.mp3 Song #20 Jan. 20 Snowy, Cold and weather advisory is out for today - GLOOMY - hence the 'Dark Side' • Dark Side of Lalande 21185.mp3 Song #21 Jan. 21 Can You Combine: Pop - Latin - Rock - with a New Orleans Beat? Listen in and find out! • Alpha Not So Sirius.mp3 Song #22 Jan. 22 What would a preacher sound like in another planet preaching to the masses? • Alien Church Service.mp3 Song #23 Jan. 23 Can U guess the drum beat style? It's a 1950's South American / USA style that fits to today's world music rhythms :) • Beta Is Sirius.mp3 Song #24 Jan. 24 Did you know that there really were eight dwarfs in snow white? 1. Doc 2. Happy 3. Bashful 4. Sneezy 5. Sleepy 6. Grumpy 7. Dopey and of course the latest dwarf, #8 Snow's White Dwarf :) • Snow's White Dwarf.mp3 Song #25 Jan. 25 Dealing with a computer crash - from 3:00 to 8:00 - getting nothing done - absolute madness. Trying to do a chip motherboard upgrade and the system won't recognize the new chips... then I melted the original and now am in an unusable stage.... (this is from my laptop) • A Luyten 726-8.mp3 Song #26 Jan. 26 What was the problem? My dip switches were in the wrong place :) truly... for those 'in the know' I replaced a single g4 chip at 733mhz to TWO 1.8mhz g4 chips. This system ROCKS. It's like four of my old computers tied together into one FAST machine! :) YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - HA :) This is going to be FUN :) • B Luyten 726-8.mp3 Song #27 Jan. 27 Got the world groove happnin' :) fun style to play around with - take rhythms - beats from many cultures and COMBINE THEM :) • Ross 154.mp3 Song #28 Jan. 28 Epsilon is still a funky wired place - can't get a feeling for it. Maybe you can hear the 'space' monkeys in the chorus :) Listen in... • Epsilon Eridani.mp3 Song #29 Jan. 29 I NEVER PHONE HOME enough... I'm always doing other things LIKE: • Luyten 789-6 Phones Home.mp3 Song #30 Jan. 30 I really like to play and create OTHER music than the mundane pop junk on the radio - I NEED to hear more or different things... • Ross 248.mp3 Song #31 Jan. 31 Ye Oldie Fun style - it's the drum style used in Song #23 - THE BOSSA NOVA LIVES :) I am unbelievably sick with the flu today. It's unreal. TOTALLY freezing under four heavy covers with a hooded sweatshirt and heavy winter gloves - and i'm still cold. I have a fever and I'm dizzy... this totally stinks.. • Ross 128.mp3 Song #32 Feb. 1 While being sick and having a fever and all stinks, this is the first day in a long time were i don't have to do laundry, errands or other life garbage. i have a 'relaxing' day with fever and every over the counter flu med - and all day to write. if i felt better this would have been a great day... i like this song a lot. - going to sleep again... • Alpha 61 Cygni.mp3 Song #33 Feb. 2 Another good one while sick - i should get sick more often - NOT - fever and congestion - can't shake this thing. this song is a nice country mountain song with fiddle and oboe solo - sweet :) • Beta 61 Cygni.mp3 Song #34 Feb. 3 So enough of the star names for now :) hmmmm what is a lopsided quadrilateral? this could be the shape of things to come :) - on a side note, i thought i was getting better - i didn't sleep all night because i couldn't breathe - no air = no sleep still a mild fever... • Lopsided Quadrilateral.mp3 Song #35 Feb. 4 Anyone care to dance? Sometimes life can throw you a curve... • Complex Simple Polyhedron.mp3 Song #36 Feb. 5 Ok - it's the Super Bowl - quit crying like a baby :) • Relaxing Reuleaux Triangle.mp3 Song #37 Feb. 6 Random Random Random that is the way of life and nature - why not music? music is art - life - random • Random Square Prime.mp3 Song #38 Feb. 7 Ok you don't have to be sick to write a good song :) Tower of Power Funk - very fun and upbeat - Dr. Gruv is in da housz • Funky Concentric Cycloid.mp3 Song #39 Feb. 8 Grammy Night - (boy i always wanted one of those) what fun to be in a grammy show and play keys or trumpet or if i ever did win - WHAT A KICK :) • Tribal Spheroid.mp3 Song #40 Feb. 9 Can i do the hip hop thing? mikie tries it and mikie likes it :) little swing beat - pads - and light synth melody • Polygonal World Vision.mp3 Song #41 Feb. 10 How stupid are we? Why do we do what LARGE COMPANIES tell us to do? Diamonds Rings for women were started by a COMPANY in the 1930's TO GET YOUR MONEY - guess what? THEY are STILL telling YOU what to do (and getting your money) Care to CHANGE?! Diamonds will cost you forever :) stop the insanity. • Diamond Blood Stones.mp3 Song #42 Feb. 11 Saturday groove - kickin' back on a cool February day - very cool :) • Acute Apothem.mp3 Song #43 Feb. 12 Sunday - ah - a time to relax and also kick back! playing around with this one :) • Particular Polyhedron.mp3 Song #44 Feb. 13 Darn cold out! east coast got hit with the worst storm in many years - Indian song with some add ons :) • Triangular Square.mp3 Song #45 Feb. 14 Happy Valentines Day to one and all! :) today is the day of love - may all your dreams and wishes come true (sounds to much like a greeting card) LOL :) • Never Perfect Circle.mp3 Song #46 Feb. 15 Pi is a nice fellow, but he's often confused - he's very well rounded :) but often times he gets called a 'square' by the others in his domain. • 3.14159265358979323846 Pi Is Feeling Squared.mp3 Song #47 Feb. 16 Most people don’t know the extent of Nathaniel Hawthorne's true identity - in the 1800's he was in fact a secret German physicist who worked for the Kaiser - the real first draft of his work was really called the Scarlet Triangle - this is an homage to the true origin this famous piece. • Scarlet Triangle.mp3 Song #48 Feb. 17 Here is a poem by: Crawford, Isabella Valancy (1850-1887) - LATE LOVED - WELL LOVED • Unilateral Quadrilateral Love.mp3 Song #49 Feb. 18 An isosceles triangle is a triangle with (at least) two equal sides. In the figure above, the two equal sides have length and the remaining side has length . This property is equivalent to two angles of the triangle being equal. An isosceles triangle therefore has both two equal sides and two equal angles. The name derives from the Greek iso (same) and skelos (leg). Listen for the equal rising and falling sounds through the piece. • Isosceles Triangle.mp3 Song #50 Feb. 19 WELL - I made it to 50! It has been an interesting 50 days :) I'm really glad I made it to here. I honestly had doubts if I would make it. This is a fun song with the famous TR-808 drum sounds - with three lead synth sounds - one for the verse - chorus and bridge. • Borromean Got Rings.mp3 Song #51 Feb. 20 Went to breakfast with a retired teacher friend - i told him i was looking for some poetry of nature from the 1800's and he said to try this poet. He is also a distant relative of the author! William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) born Nov. 3, 1794 , Cummington, Mass died June 12, 1878 , New York City 1794-1878, American poet and newspaper editor, b. Cummington, Mass. The son of a learned and highly respected physician, Bryant was exposed to English poetry in his father's vast library. As a boy he became devoted to the New England countryside and was a keen observer of nature. In his early poems such as "Thanatopsis," "To a Waterfowl," "Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood," and "The Yellow Violet," all written before he was 21, he celebrated the majesty of nature in a style that was influenced by the English romantics but also reflected a personal simplicity and dignity. • Ellipsoid Thanatopsis.mp3 Song #52 Feb. 21 Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher who is famous for Walden on simple living amongst nature, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, on resistance to civil government and among 22 other books that Thoreau published. These are my favorite quotes that i have put up in my room. • Thoreau's Path To Singularity.mp3 Song #53 Feb. 22 A poetic pause :) is life circular? spiraling faster and faster towards the opening to a new beginning? minutes, seconds and hours are certainly speeding up :) • Cylindrical Life.mp3 Song #54 Feb. 23 Busy day and night at work. Huge project completed :) worked on lunch, after work , after dinner - late night - about four hours throughout the day, but spread out. ANYHOW... here is a song for the wayward traveler. • Spherical Harmonic.mp3 Song #55 Feb. 24 Following the shape theme :) The shy Selkies are marine creatures in the shape of a seal. They can be found near the islands of Orkney and Shetland. A female can shed her skin and come ashore as a beautiful woman. When a man finds the skin, he can force the Selkie to be a good, if somewhat sad, wife. Should she ever recover the skin, she will immediately return to sea, leaving her husband behind. The male Selkies are responsible for storms and also for the sinking of ships, which is their way of avenging the hunting of seals. Following the Scottish theme are some famous Scottish quotes :) the last one is especially true :) • Scottish Selkie.mp3 Song #56 Feb. 25 What are the shape of things to come? Who can say? I used to write short stories as a kid about the future - heck even as an adult i tried, but never finished a science fiction novel "Malubar's Conquest" maybe someday when i have more time :) - i wrote the first 4 chapters and the technical guide to this universe and it's properties. THINK about YOUR future... (i will too ) :) • A Shape of Things to Come.mp3 Song #57 Feb. 26 The name says it all - abstract sounds with a unifying mellow latin guitar - that's what keeps the piece accessible to the listener - a string of abstract sounds would be quite boring :) • Shapeless Wonder.mp3 Song #58 Feb. 27 Well, I originally thought that a play on rhythms - every changing through a song would be cool - it wasn't :) - so i changed directions - it's every changing rhythms with a synth hook, alternating with a different drum fills, and then after every to or three patterns - a nice hook that makes everything whole. • The Shape of Rhythm.mp3 Song #59 Feb. 28 Well - this shape thing has to come to an end :) - at what will March bring? Only the muse knows :) - The End • The End of All Shapes.mp3 Song #60 Mar. 1 Why is the sky blue? A clear cloudless daytime sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.  When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colors because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight. The white light from the sun is a mixture of all colors of the rainbow.  This was demonstrated by Isaac Newton, who used a prism to separate the different colors and so form a spectrum. Listen for the blue sky jay in the chorus :) • Blue Sky Jay.mp3 Song #61 Mar. 2 Green, one of most-often cited favorite colors. It represents nature, environment, health, good luck, renewal, youth, vigor, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune. "Its cool quality soothes, calms, and has great healing powers." It is often worn in operating rooms by surgeons. Green is currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Green creates feelings of comfort, relaxation, calmness. It helps us balance and soothe our emotions. Some attribute this to its connection with nature and our natural feelings of affiliation with the natural world when experiencing the color green. • You've Got The Green Light.mp3 Song #62 Mar. 3 Red is the color that we pay the most attention to. It is the warmest and most energetic color in the spectrum. We associate red with love, valentines, danger, desire, speed, strength, violence, anger, emergency exit signs, stop signs and blood. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention. • Red Zone.mp3 Song #63 Mar. 4 Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors. This color brings feelings of stability and security. • Brown Cow.mp3 Song #64 Mar. 5 Orange is the color of flesh, or the friendly warmth of the hearth fire. The positive implications of this color suggest approachability, informality. Also, it can be beneficial to the digestive system and can strengthen the immune system. Orange has shown to have only positive affects on your emotional state. Orange opens your emotions and is a terrific antidepressant. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. • Peaceful Orange Peel.mp3 Song #65 Mar. 6 Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingoes) and tenderness (pastel pinks). Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink. Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies. • Pretty Pinkie.mp3 Song #66 Mar. 7 Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color. Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. • Born To The Purple.mp3 Song #67 Mar. 8 Gray symbolizes: Sorrow, security, maturity, neutrality. People who favor gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded. Gray with more silver in it can be a very active color. Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol for security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality. Gray is the true neutral color. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. It was grey in the morning , then and noon and what a surprise grey in the evening - welcome to march in Chicago :) • Grey Is The Day.mp3 Song #68 Mar. 9 Turquoise is a mid-value color blend of blue and green. The term comes from the French for "Turkish". Teal, blue-green, and aqua are similar colors. In holistic medicine, the color turquoise purportedly has a calming effect on patients. In astrology, the color corresponds to the sign of Aquarius. In slang form, the phrase "the Turquoise" refers to the waters of the Caribbean, which are shallow and therefore take on the color in sunlight. • Turquoise.mp3 Song #69 Mar. 10 The perfect choice if you feel overworked, overstressed or overwhelmed. It helps calm your home and bring forward a peaceful feeling. • Fuchsia Fonker.mp3 Song #70 Mar. 11 In the Western world, black is most often used with a negative connotation. The reasons for this are various, but the most widely accepted explanations are that night is experienced by humans as negative and dangerous. A secondary reason is that stains are most visible as dark additions to pale materials. However, black can have positive symbolism. In Western fashion, black is considered reliably stylish. The colloquialism "the new black" is a reference to the latest trend or fad, on the basis that black is always fashionable. Black is seen as a color of seriousness and authority. • The New Black.mp3 Song #71 Mar. 12 White is the color of purity, cleanliness and truth. Brides wear white in many countries, because white symbolizes a virgin. White means kindness. In some cultures white is worn at funerals. White is Monday's color. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love. Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color - the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. • The Old White.mp3 Song #72 Mar. 13 The Cyanic Gene Pool lives in a confusing world. There’s the DNA strand played by the hi hat that unites everything together. The double helix is represented by the various sounds that repeat throughout the piece or ‘er a strand. It is a messy - gooey place :) • Cyanic Gene Pool.mp3 Song #73 Mar. 14 Indian Red - A very nice piece and place :) - Picture in your mind's eye - you - standing on a secluded, peaceful canyon rim - with the sun slowing rising - then an Indian beat starts to stir - then a male chant is heard - all of this with rays of sun and warmth coming through :) nice place - i should go there :) • Indian Red.mp3 Song #74 Mar. 15 The Country - take a big deep breath - close your eyes and take the picture in - fresh air :) - green pastures :) - endless evergreen forests :) - and trails that go on as far as the eye can see. So hop on your horse, settle in the saddle for a relaxing ride - relish in the feeling of the country through it's forests, hills, and trails. • Country Saddle Brown.mp3 Song #75 Mar. 16 Light Blue Sky - enough said :) Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky Light Blue Sky • Light Sky Blue.mp3 Song #76 Mar. 17 I like this one :) - like i don't like them all :) LOL - anyhow - try this one at midnight some night - that's where i was when i wrote this one. Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Midnight Blue P.S. This is not a sleepy midnight, but a wide awake and relaxed - satiated feeling - peaceful. • Midnight Blue.mp3 Song #77 Mar. 18 Tickle The Ivory :) History of the Piano - Bartolomeo Cristofori (di Francesco) The piano first known as the pianoforte developed from the harpsichord around 1720, by Bartolomeo Cristofori of Padua, Italy. The instrument was already over a hundred years old by the time Beethoven was writing his last sonatas, around the time when it ousted the harpsichord as the standard keyboard instrument. The piano has had a central place in music since the middle of the eighteenth century. Around 1780, the upright piano was created by Johann Schmidt of Salzburg, Austria and later improved in 1802 by Thomas Loud of London whose upright piano had strings that ran diagonally. • Tickle The Ivory.mp3 Song #78 Mar. 19 Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe • Tomato Tomatoe Potato Potatoe.mp3 Song #79 Mar. 20 THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING :) SPRING GREEN IS HERE :) THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING :) !!!! SPRING GREEN IS HERE •••• THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING - SPRING GREEN IS HERE :) THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING! SPRING GREEN IS HERE :) :) :) :) YEEEEEEEE ----- HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :) LOL • The First Day Of Spring.mp3 Song #80 Mar. 21 Gold symbolizes: wealth, prosperity, wisdom. It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. There's Gold in Them There Hills :) - But just because it might sparkle it doesn't mean that it's gold. :) • All That Glitters Is Not Gold.mp3 Song #81 Mar. 22 Silver often symbolizes riches, just as gold does. Silver can be glamorous and distinguished. While gray-haired men and women are seen as old, silver-haired denotes a graceful aging. Silver is the traditional Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary gift. The color silver can be earthy, natural or sleek and elegant. Silver screen - movies, especially classic movies. Silver-tongued - witty, eloquent speaker. • Born With A Silver Spoon.mp3 Song #82 Mar. 23 Tis teal today - characteristics include: friendliness, dependability, freshness, non-threatening, safe, secure, healthy, strong, expensive, and primitive. In the business world, green symbolizes growth and prosperity - i had a great teal colored Toyota once:) died after 10 years on Illinois highway 39 south of rockford at about 11pm in a huge lightning thunderstorm - not fun. The car simply stopped running and rolled to a stop. • Tis Teal.mp3 Song #83 Mar. 24 Indigo symbolizes: intuition, deep contemplation, meditation - indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky - indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization - while blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. • Indigo Time.mp3 Song #84 Mar. 25 Sometimes he's green - Sometimes he's green - Sometimes he's green - Sometimes he's green - Sometimes he's green - Sometimes he's yellow - Sometimes he's yellow - Sometimes he's yellow - Sometimes he's yellow - Sometimes he's yellow - but most of the time he's a little bit of both :) - but most of the time he's a little bit of both :) - but most of the time he's a little bit of both :) - but most of the time he's a little bit of both :) - but most of the time he's a little bit of both :) • Yellow Green Is So Misunderstood.mp3 Song #85 Mar. 26 CHOCOLATE! :) Those who know me - get this one :) The tasty secret of the cacao (kah KOW) tree was discovered 2,000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. The pods of this tree contain seeds that can be processed into chocolate. The story of how chocolate grew from a local Mesoamerican beverage into a global sweet encompasses many cultures and continents. The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. These people, including the Maya and Aztec, mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink. • Chocolate Is Best.mp3 Song #86 Mar. 27 FACTOID FOR THE DAY: Did you know that, air charter services, bus charter services and ferry charter services, and in fact ALL charter services use chartreuse? - No really - It's true ;) • Charters Use Chartreuse.mp3 Song #87 Mar. 28 Dull grey cubicles, dull grey computers, dull grey machines, dull grey desks - and don't forget the most important - dull grey people - why do people do this to themselves? If you don't like the grey - go out and find a little color to add to your life! :) • Dull Grey Plastic World.mp3 Song #88 Mar. 29 Olive oil lost her Popeye Olive oil lost her Popeye Olive oil lost her Popeye Olive oil lost her Popeye Olive oil lost her Popeye Interesting combo here Dance and Country all in 1 • Olive Oil.mp3 Song #89 Mar. 30 Orange Red Peppers are sweeter and the best :) go by a bunch at Stanley's (off north ave. and the Kennedy) or Caputo's (off lake street) Orange Red Peppers are sweeter and the best :) go by a bunch at Stanley's (off north ave. and the Kennedy) or Caputo's (off lake street) • Orange Red Peppers.mp3 Song #90 Mar. 31 Freedom Green - N'uff Said - Green Is The Color Of Life And Of The Earth - Freedom Green - N'uff Said - Freedom Green - N'uff Said - Green Is The Color Of Life And Of The Earth - Freedom Green - N'uff Said - Welcome To Paradise - Welcome To Paradise - Welcome To Paradise - Welcome To Paradise • Freedom Green.mp3 Song #91 Apr. 1 Well we're into a new month! and past 90 songs in 90 days - YEEEE HAAAAA :) So what should the topic be this month? after some thought :) - DRINKS (we're still in the 50's here in Chicago) - #1 Hot Chocolate - Ingredients: - Hot chocolate base: 1 cup cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 corn syrup, 1 cup hazelnuts ground and toasted dark, 1 pound dark chocolate, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt - Hazelnut milk: 1 quart milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 cup hazelnuts, ground and toasted dark - Garnish: Cream, whipped to soft peaks, Chopped toasted hazelnuts • Hot Chocolate.mp3 Song #92 Apr. 2 Green tea with lemon - the secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. it has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.  the latter takes on added importance when you consider that thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. • Green Tea With Lemon.mp3 Song #93 Apr. 3 Coffee with cream please... you pick your poison on this one - heck i even have instant coffee in a pinch and like the new Mc Donalds coffee - and yes i like Starbucks too :) • Coffee With Cream.mp3 Song #94 Apr. 4 Soy milk with espresso - muy good :) Starbucks uses vanilla soy - slightly sweetened - awesome drink and supposedly healthy cause of the soy :) • Soy Milk And Espresso.mp3 Song #95 Apr. 5 Ok - gross out time - if you don't like strange food combinations - pass on this :) LOL don't know how or why, but in high school i used to have a certain breakfast combo. super-crunchy peanut butter with bologna and a glass of orange juice - TO ME - :) totally was my favorite. (now i'm going to have to goto the store to get this stuff again!) you have to TRY it before you condemn it :) - it's really good :) • Orange Juicis.mp3 Song #96 Apr. 6 Kentucky Punch - 4 mint sprigs - no more than 5 - 1 1/2 c. sugar - 2 c. cold water - 3/4 c. lemon juice - 1 1/2 quarts ginger ale - Place sugar, water and lemon juice in bowl and stir in mint leaves. Let stand for 30 minutes, add ice cubes and ginger ale and serve. • Kentucky Punch.mp3 Song #97 Apr. 7 Banana Pineapple - 2 oz banana mix or 13 nectar - 1/2 c. sweet sour mix - 1/2 c. pineapple juice - On rocks • Banana Pineapple.mp3 Song #98 Apr. 8 Cranberry Cherry - Ingredients -1 Envelope Unsweetened Cherry Flavored Soft Drink - 1/4  cup  Sugar - 1/2  cup  Orange Juice - 16  ounces Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Chilled, 1 Bottle, 2 Ice Directions: Combine all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender container and blend until the drink powder and sugar are dissolved. Serve the mixture over the ice. • Cranberry Cherry.mp3 Song #99 Apr. 9 Fruity Iced Tea :)    1.00 qt Strong tea, cooled - 1.50 c Fruit juice - Sugar to taste Directions: Combine tea with fruit juice. Add ice. Sweeten to taste • Fruity Iced Tea.mp3 Song #100 Apr. 10 Orange Smoothie - Servings: 6 - Ingredients - 6  ounces  Orange juice concentrate, frozen - 1  cup  Milk - 1  cup  Water - 1/4  cup  Sugar - 1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla - 10 Ice cubes - Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. • Orange Smoothie.mp3 Song #101 Apr. 11 Spicy Viennese Coffee - Servings: 4 Ingredients: -----COFFEE----- 1.50 pt Hot strong coffee - 2.00 Sticks of cinnamon - 4.00 Cloves - 0.50 ts Allspice berries -----TOPPING----- 5.00 oz Double cream - 1.00 tb Sugar - 0.50 ts Ground cinnamon - Directions: Prepare the topping first. Whip the cream until soft peaks form, then gently whip in the sugar. Chill the cream until ready to serve. In a small saucepan heat, but do not boil, coffee, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice. Leave over very low heat for 10 minutes so that all flavors combine. Strain the mixture into glass mugs, top with the whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. • Spicy Viennese Coffee.mp3 Song #102 Apr. 12 Things - Things - Things like arguing over taxes can drive you CRAZY :( absolutely crazy hence the crock pot crazy theme - crazy - Servings: 10 - Ingredients: 2  c  Cranberry juice cocktail - 2  qt  Apple cider - 1/2  c  Sugar - 1 Orange, studded with Cloves - 2 Cinnamon sticks, 3 inch -----GARNISH----- Orange slices, or Cinnamon sticks - Directions: Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and simmer for several hours. Serve in warmed mugs. • Crock Pot Cranny.mp3 Song #103 Apr. 13 Greenie Meanie - 2 packages lime gelatin (3 oz each) - 2 c. boiling water - 4 c. cold water - 12 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed and undiluted) - 2 c. pineapple juice - 2 liters ginger ale - Serve on rocks or blended • Greenie Meanie.mp3 Song #104 Apr. 14 Fresh Citrus Cooler - Servings: 3 - Ingredients: 1.00 c Fresh orange juice - 0.50 c Fresh lemon juice - 0.50 c Fresh lime juice - 0.33 c Sugar - 1.00 c Lime-flavored sparkling-water, chilled - Lime wedges, (optional) Directions: Combine first 4 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves. Add chilled sparkling water; stir well. Yield: 3 cups (serving size: 1 cup). - Serving Ideas : Serve immediately over ice. Garnish with lime, if desired. • Fresh Citrus Cooler.mp3 Song #105 Apr. 15 Picture this:) you're at a college cafeteria, and across the hall there is a classical music concert - they left the door open to get some fresh air into the hall and the sound is drifting out... people making calls, kids running and of course you sitting there with your cup of cooked eggnog - (easter weekend) ;) Cooked Eggnog - Servings: 10 - Ingredients - 1  quart  Non-fat milk - 4 Eggs, lightly beaten - 1/4  cup  Powdered sugar - 1 teaspoon  Vanilla extract - Ground nutmeg for garnish - Directions: In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, lightly beaten eggs and powdered sugar, and mix well using a wire whisk. Slowly bring to a simmer, over low heat, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently with the whisk. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Refrigerate until cold. To serve, heat eggnog in the microwave, garnish with nutmeg, and serve warm as a morning drink. For a cold variation, pour mixture into blender container and add one cup of crushed ice. Blend until frothy. • Cooked Eggnog.mp3 Song #106 Apr. 16 Happy Easter :) EASTER PUNCH - ingredients: 96 oz.  pineapple juice - 8 oz.  lime juice - 56 oz. Ginger Ale - 28 oz. Club Soda - 24 oz. orange juice - 2 cups  sugar  - 12 oz.  lemon juice - Mixing instructions: Mix the sugar and juices in a blender. Strain over a block of ice into the punch bowl. Add the Ginger Ale and Club Soda. Stir gently to properly mix all the ingredients. Makes approx. 70 - 4oz servings.  • Happy Easter.mp3 Song #107 Apr. 17 Hot House Lemonade - Servings: 1 - Ingredients: Juice of 1 Lemon - 2  tablespoons  Maple Syrup - Dash  Cayenne Pepper - Ice Water - Directions: Add lemon juice, syrup and cayenne pepper into a collins glass. Fill with ice water. Stir. • Hot House Lemonade.mp3 Song #108 Apr. 18 Blackberry Coolada - 2 oz blackberry mix - 1/2 cup pineapple juice - 1/2 cup pina colada mix - ice / rocks or frozen • Blackberry Coolada.mp3 Song #109 Apr. 19 Big Red Ice Tea - 1/3 c. strawberry soda - 2/3 c. ice tea - ice • Red Tea Time.mp3 Song #110 Apr. 20 Roy Rogers - dash of grenadine - 6 oz cola (or to fill) - Serve on rocks • Roy Rogers.mp3 Song #111 Apr. 21 Honey Spice Tea for Two - Ingredients: 2.00 c Water - 1.00 tb Honey - 2.00 ea Thin slices lemon - 1.00 ea (1-inch) stick cinnamon-broken - 2.00 ts Bags Directions: Combine water, honey, lemon slices and cinnamon in a 4 cup glass measure. Microwave 4-5 minutes or until steaming hot at high. Stir. Add tea bags, cover and let steep 4-5 minutes. Remove lemon slices, cinnamon and tea bags, pour into cups and serve immediately. • Honey Spice Tea For Two.mp3 Song #112 Apr. 22 Malty Milky Shakey - Ingredients: 1/4  teaspoon  Vanilla extract - 2  teaspoons  Malt - 1  cup  Chilled milk - 1  scoop  Ice cream Directions: Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until thick and frothy. Serve immediately. • Malty Milky Shakey.mp3 Song #113 Apr. 23 Ingredients: - 4.00 c Orange juice; chilled - 1.00 c Lemon juice from concentrate - 36.00 oz Lemon-lime soda - 20.00 oz Frozen strawberries in syrup-partially thawed - Directions: In punch bowl, combine juices. Just before serving, add carbonated beverage and strawberries • Punch Strawberry Citrus.mp3 Song #114 Apr. 24 Get some Lipton iced tea mix and follow the instructions :) LOL - add lemon ;) • Tasty Tea Time.mp3 Song #115 Apr. 25 Coke My Float ;) get the real thing and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream • Coke My Float.mp3 Song #116 Apr. 26 The fast one :) go to the faucet and flip the switch (if your water taste is good) This is the fastest song I've written - it is at 240 beats per minute - it still has verses, choruses and a bridge - albeit very quickly :) • The Fast One.mp3 Song #117 Apr. 27 Mikey's Special - mix 2/3 left over cold coffee with 1/3 milk and add 2 tablespoons of Hershey's chocolate :) YUMMY :) • Mikey's Special.mp3 Song #118 Apr. 28 Ginger Not Mary Ann Tea :) Ingredients: 2.00 Thin slices of fresh ginger - 1.00 c Boiling water - Sugar to taste Directions: Steep fresh ginger slices in boiling hot water for 10 minutes. Add approximately one teaspoon of sugar per cup of water. Serves 1 • Ginger Not Mary Ann Tea.mp3 Song #119 Apr. 29 Spicy Coffee Cup :) Ingredients: 3.00 c Milk - 3.00 c Water - 1.00 Cinnamon stick (1-in long) - 5.00 Cardamom pods - 6.00 tb Sugar - 6.00 tb Coffee, regular grind Directions: Combine water and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add cinnamon, cardamom pods, sugar and coffee into boiling liquid in saucepan. Stir a few times and boil over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes. Make sure it does not boil over. Strain coffee through cheesecloth into another pan. Place coffee over heat and bring to a boil. Pour coffee between two pans until thick and creamy. Serve in cups immediately. • Spicy Coffee Cup.mp3 Song #120 Apr. 30 Zing Me The Last One - so ends the drink saga for this month :) what will be next? come back to the same bat channel and the same bat station to see :) Ingredients: 4 Red Zinger tea bags - 4  cups  water - 1/2  cup  sugar - 4  cups  lemonade - Directions: Steep the tea bags in the 4 cups of water that have been boiled. Let cool. Stir in sugar and then add the lemonade. Chill all and serve. • Zing Me The Last One.mp3 Song #121 May 1 French Fly Gets Funky :) With all the problems around the world, it seems that we can’t just ‘all get along’ with each other. The sooner we realize that we are all on this planet together and that we have to help each other - the sooner we will come to a lasting peace throughout the world. People have to want this - and - work for this to happen - it’s not going to happen by itself. A special thank you to Liliana G. for the idea for the song names to be a combination of races, cultures, religions, countries, dances and cultures. IF YOU TAKE OFFENSE to the TILES of the SONGS - Then how can YOU expect the cultures of the world to mix? • French Fly Gets Funky.mp3 Song #122 May 2 Judaism Jazz Jam • Judaism Jazz Jam.mp3 Song #123 May 3 Christian Hora :) What a combo ;) • Christian Hora.mp3 Song #124 May 4 Islamic Mazinka Me :) • Islamic Mazinka Me.mp3 Song #125 May 5 Hindu Honey Bunny Hop • Hindu Honey Bunny Hop.mp3 Song #126 May 6 Buddhism Meets Evangelism • Buddhism Meets Evangelism.mp3 Song #127 May 7 Bible Belt Boogie • Bible Belt Boogie.mp3 Song #128 May 8 Brown Yellow Red Black White • Brown Yellow Red Black White.mp3 Song #129 May 9 Indian Islamic Tarantella - Happy Birthday to my little sister Liz :) • Indian Islamic Tarantella.mp3 Song #130 May 10 Shinto Shimmy • Shinto Shimmy.mp3 Song #131 May 11 People Of The World :) The following quotes used in this song are from (what many agree) is the most influential piece of music in history - Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony - the last movement uses a very large chorus + soloists and is sung in german - many classical music fans are not familiar with the meaning of the piece or the text Beethoven used - putting words into Beethoven’s mouth here :) he really believed that we are here together on this planet to help each other and lift each other up to a higher purpose - because we are all in this together - not one person is better than another because of their social status, ethnicity, title or country - The ninth symphony was a gift to all of humanity and THAT is why it is played at important events! :) like the turn of the millennium :) "I will seize Fate by the throat. It will not wholly conquer me! Oh, how beautiful it is to live - and live a thousand times over!" - Ludwig Van Beethoven • People Of The World.mp3 Song #132 May 12 Tutski Watuski • Tutski Watuski.mp3 Song #133 May 13 Palestinian Polka Piece • Palestinian Polka Piece.mp3 Song #134 May 14 Peruvish Dervish • Peruvish Dervish.mp3 Song #135 May 15 Royal Mosh Pit • Royal Mosh Pit.mp3 Song #136 May 16 Scientology Square Dance • Scientology Square Dance.mp3 Song #137 May 17 Linguini Lambata Trapini Trapata • Linguini Lambata Trapini Trapata.mp3 Song #138 May 18 Christian Muslim Oil Rights Fight • Christian Muslim Oil Rights Fight.mp3 Song #139 May 19 We Are All In This Together • We Are All In This Together.mp3 Song #140 May 20 The Honduran Hully Gully Man • The Honduran Hully Gully Man.mp3 Song #141 May 21 Slovakian Time Warp • Slovakian Time Warp.mp3 Song #142 May 22 Celebrate That We Are Different • Celebrate That We Are Different.mp3 Song #143 May 23 R U Really Color Blind • R U Really Color Blind.mp3 Song #144 May 24 Vietnam Cotton Eyed GI Joe • Vietnam Cotton Eyed GI Joe.mp3 Song #145 May 25 The World Is 1 (Happy Birthday Paul) • World Is 1.mp3 Song #146 May 26 Life As We Know IT • Life As We Know IT.mp3 Song #147 May 27 The Day Prior To The Big Event • The Day Prior To The Big Event.mp3 Song #148 May 28 Today - is my birthday :) now 41 • Today Is My Birthday.mp3 Song #149 May 29 Memorial Day - Remember Those That Passed • Remember Those That Passed.mp3 Song #150 May 30 Tex-Mex • Tex-Mex.mp3 Song #151 May 31 Bounce Around The Globe • Bounce Around The Globe.mp3 Song #152 Jun 1 SummerTime Fun! :) • SummerTime Fun.mp3 Song #153 Jun 2 Summer Picnic • Summer Picnic.mp3 Song #154 Jun 3 Saturday Relaxin In The Sun • Saturday Relaxin In The Sun.mp3 Song #155 Jun 4 Sunday In The Park • Sunday In The Park.mp3 Song #156 Jun 5 Hottie Dog & Hambugler • Hottie Dog & Hambugler.mp3 Song #157 Jun 6 Smell Taste Touch Of Rain • Smell Taste Touch Of Rain.mp3 Song #158 Jun 7 Beach Party Day • Beach Party Day.mp3 Song #159 Jun 8 Mandolin Shower • Mandolin Shower.mp3 Song #160 Jun 9 Freedom Summer Fun • Freedom Summer Fun.mp3 Song #161 Jun 10 Saturday Rain STINKS • Saturday Rain STINKS.mp3 Song #162 Jun 11 Watermelon Me 1 • Watermelon Me 1.mp3 Song #163 Jun 12 QWERTY Me 1 • QWERTY Me 1.mp3 Song #164 Jun 13 City Of Confusion • City Of Confusion.mp3 Song #165 Jun 14 Bummin' Through The Parks • Bummin' Through The Parks.mp3 Song #166 Jun 15 Potato Salad K-Style • Potato Salad K-Style.mp3 Song #167 Jun 16 North Avenue Beach • North Avenue Beach.mp3 Song #168 Jun 17 Summer Twilight • Summer Twilight.mp3 Song #169 Jun 18 Sunday Morning Brunch - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY :) • Sunday Morning Brunch.mp3 Song #170 Jun 19 Chi Town Blues • Chi Town Blues.mp3 Song #171 Jun 20 Life Can be Found On A Beach • Life - It Is A Beach.mp3 Song #172 Jun 21 Summer Splendor • Summer Splendor.mp3 Song #173 Jun 22 County Fair • County Fair.mp3 Song #174 Jun 23 Summer Barn Dance • Summer Barn Dance.mp3 Song #175 Jun 24 Saturday Golf Outing • Saturday Golf Outing.mp3 Song #176 Jun 25 Sunday Afternoon Gardening • Sunday Afternoon Gardening.mp3 Song #177 Jun 26 Brats N Brisket • Brats N Brisket.mp3 Song #178 Jun 27 ROAD TRIP :) - a very short one :) - still have to write the songs :) • Road Trip.mp3 Song #179 Jun 28 Home Sweet Home • Home Sweet Home.mp3 Song #180 Jun 29 Upcoming Holiday • Upcoming Holiday.mp3 Song #181 Jun 30 End Of An Era • End Of An Era.mp3 Song #182 Jul 1 Certainly one of the greatest scientists who ever lived, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) had a profound impact on astronomy, physics, and mathematics. Among his many achievements were the invention of the reflecting telescopeóthe basic design behind all large telescopes used today; the invention of a branch of mathematics known as calculus, a critical tool throughout science; the elucidation of the three laws of motion; and the development of the law of universal gravitation. Until the coming of general relativity in the 20th century, Newtonís theories were the basis for all cosmological models. When still in his mid-twenties, he was named Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge the post now held by Stephen Hawking. • Newton As In Fig.mp3 Song #183 Jul 2 Johannes Kepler was born in1571 in Weil der Stadt. There he was introduced to the ideas of Copernicus and delighted in them. In 1596, while a mathematics teacher in Graz, he wrote the first outspoken defense of the Copernican system, the Mysterium Cosmographicum. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion The First Law: Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus. The Second Law: The radius vector describes equal areas in equal times. The Third Law: The squares of the periodic times are to each other as the cubes of the mean distances. • Kepler's Unlawful Motion.mp3 Song #184 Jul 3 Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, in 1879. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905 he obtained his doctor's degree. During his stay at the Patent Office, and in his spare time, he produced much of his remarkable work and in 1908 he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne. In 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. In 1914 he was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton*. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945. Einstein always appeared to have a clear view of the problems of physics and the determination to solve them. He had a strategy of his own and was able to visualize the main stages on the way to his goal. He regarded his major achievements as mere stepping-stones for the next advance. At the start of his scientific work, Einstein realized the inadequacies of Newtonian mechanics and his special theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to reconcile the laws of mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. He dealt with classical problems of statistical mechanics and problems in which they were merged with quantum theory: this led to an explanation of the Brownian movement of molecules. He investigated the thermal properties of light with a low radiation density and his observations laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In the 1920's, Einstein embarked on the construction of unified field theories, although he continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory, and he persevered with this work in America. He contributed to statistical mechanics by his development of the quantum theory of a monatomic gas and he has also accomplished valuable work in connection with atomic transition probabilities and relativistic cosmology. After his retirement he continued to work towards the unification of the basic concepts of physics, taking the opposite approach, geometrisation, to the majority of physicists. He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey. • Einstein's Relatives.mp3 Song #185 Jul 4 Galileo Galilei 1564 -1642 "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same god who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -Galileo As a professor of astronomy at University of Pisa, Galileo was required to teach the accepted theory of his time that the sun and all the planets revolved around the Earth. Galileo's support for the heliocentric theory got him into trouble with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1633 the Inquisition convicted him of heresy and forced him to recant (publicly withdraw) his support of Copernicus. They sentenced him to life imprisonment, but because of his advanced age allowed him serve his term under house arrest at his villa outside of Florence, Italy. Galileo's originality as a scientist lay in his method of inquiry. First he reduced problems to a simple set of terms on the basis of everyday experience and common-sense logic. Then he analyzed and resolved them according to simple mathematical descriptions. The success with which he applied this technique to the analysis of motion opened the way for modern mathematical and experimental physics. • Galileo Got Guts.mp3 Song #186 Jul 5 Stephen Hawking - In March 1959 Hawking took the scholarship examinations with the aim of studying natural sciences at Oxford. He was awarded a scholarship, despite feeling that he had performed badly, and at University College he specialized in physics in his natural sciences degree. From Oxford, Hawking moved to Cambridge to take up research in general relativity and cosmology. After completing his doctorate in 1966 Hawking was awarded a fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He became Professor of Gravitational Physics at Cambridge in 1977. In 1979 Hawking was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. The man born 300 years to the day after Galileo died now held Newton's chair at Cambridge. Continuing this work on black holes, Hawking discovered in 1970 a remarkable property. Using quantum theory and general relativity he was able to show that black holes can emit radiation. His success with proving this made him work from that time on combining the theory of general relativity with quantum theory. In 1971 Hawking investigated the creation of the Universe and predicted that, following the big bang, many objects as heavy as 109 tons but only the size of a proton would be created. These mini black holes have large gravitational attraction governed by general relativity, while the laws of quantum mechanics would apply to objects that small. • Hawking's Hole.mp3 Song #187 Jul 6 Enrico Fermi - In 1926, Fermi discovered the statistical laws, nowadays known as the «Fermi statistics», governing the particles subject to Pauli's exclusion principle (now referred to as «fermions», in contrast with «bosons» which obey the Bose-Einstein statistics). During the early years of his career in Rome he occupied himself with electrodynamic problems and with theoretical investigations on various spectroscopic phenomena. But a capital turning-point came when he directed his attention from the outer electrons towards the atomic nucleus itself. In 1934, he evolved the ß-decay theory, coalescing previous work on radiation theory with Pauli's idea of the neutrino. Following the discovery by Curie and Joliot of artificial radioactivity (1934), he demonstrated that nuclear transformation occurs in almost every element subjected to neutron bombardment. This work resulted in the discovery of slow neutrons that same year, leading to the discovery of nuclear fission and the production of elements lying beyond what was until then the Periodic Table. In 1938, Fermi was without doubt the greatest expert on neutrons, and he continued his work on this topic on his arrival in the United States, where he was soon appointed Professor of Physics at Columbia University, N.Y. (1939-I942). Upon the discovery of fission, by Hahn and Strassmann early in 1939, he immediately saw the possibility of emission of secondary neutrons and of a chain reaction. He proceeded to work with tremendous enthusiasm, and directed a classical series of experiments which ultimately led to the atomic pile and the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. This took place in Chicago on December 2, 1942 - on a squash court situated beneath Chicago's stadium. He subsequently played an important part in solving the problems connected with the development of the first atomic bomb (He was one of the leaders of the team of physicists on the Manhattan Project for the development of nuclear energy and the atomic bomb.) • Fermi's Pile.mp3 Song #188 Jul 7 Thomas Alva Edison - born 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S. d. Oct. 18, 1931, West Orange, N.J. American inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1,093 patents. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory. Edison was the quintessential American inventor in the era of Yankee ingenuity. He began his career in 1863, in the adolescence of the telegraph industry, when virtually the only source of electricity was primitive batteries putting out a low-voltage current. Before he died, in 1931, he had played a critical role in introducing the modern age of electricity. From his laboratories and workshops emanated the phonograph, the carbon-button transmitter for the telephone speaker and microphone, the incandescent lamp, a revolutionary generator of unprecedented efficiency, the first commercial electric light and power system, an experimental electric railroad, and key elements of motion-picture apparatus, as well as a host of other inventions. • Edison's Light And Sound.mp3 Song #189 Jul 8 Carl Edward Sagan (1934 - 1996) was an American astronomer and science popularizer. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He is world-famous for his popular science books and the television series Cosmos, which he co-wrote and presented. In his works he frequently advocated the scientific method. From Cosmos and his frequent appearances on The Tonight Show, Sagan became associated with the catch phrase "billions and billions." Carl Sagan also wrote an introduction for the best selling book by Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time. The landing site of the unmanned Mars Pathfinder spacecraft was renamed the Carl Sagan Memorial Station in honor of Dr. Sagan on July 5, 1997. Asteroid 2709 Sagan is also named in his honor. • Sagan's SETI.mp3 Song #190 Jul 9 Ben Franklin - 1706 - 1790, Philadelphia - pseudonym Richard Saunders - American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. He invented a stove, still being manufactured, to give more warmth than open fireplaces; the lightning rod and bifocal eyeglasses also were his ideas. Grasping the fact that by united effort a community may have amenities which only the wealthy few can get for themselves, he helped establish institutions people now take for granted: a fire company, a library, an insurance company, an academy, and a hospital. In some cases these foundations were the first of their kind in North America. In the 1740s electricity was a novel and fashionable subject. It was introduced to Philadelphians by an electrical machine sent to the Library Company by one of Franklin's English correspondents. In the winter of 1746-47, Franklin and three of his friends began to investigate electrical phenomena. The Philadelphia weather favored them, as did the availability of talented instrument makers. Ingenious experiments and machines were devised and described in personal letters to England, which were relayed to the Royal Society of London or the Gentleman's Magazine. These papers were collected in 1751 as Experiments and Observations on Electricity and were translated into French (1752), German (1758), and Italian (1774). Franklin's fame spread rapidly. The experiment he suggested to prove the identity of lightning and electricity was first made in France before he is believed to have tried the simpler but dangerous expedient of flying a kite in a thunderstorm. He and his associates concluded early that the "Electrical Fire" was "an Element diffused among, and attracted by other matter, particularly by Water and Metals." When a body with an over quantity approached one with an under quantity, a discharge equalized the electrical fire in the two. • Franklin's Electrical Fire.mp3 Song #191 Jul 10 Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman - Sir C. V. Raman (1888-1970) Raman joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service and was appointed the Assistant Accountant General in the Finance Department in Kolkata. In Kolkata, he sustained his interest in science by working in the laboratory of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, in his spare time studying the physics of stringed instruments and Indian drums. In 1917, Raman gave up his government job to become the Sir Taraknath Palit Professor of Physics at the Science College of University of Calcutta (1917-33). He made enormous contributions to research in the areas of vibration, sound, musical instruments, ultrasonics, diffraction, photoelectricity, colloidal particles, X-ray diffraction, magnetron, dielectrics, etc. In particular, his work on the scattering of light during this period brought him world-wide recognition. His discovery is now known as the Raman Effect. • Raman's Sound Effect.mp3 Song #192 Jul 11 Charles Darwin 1809 - 1882 Darwin was an English naturalist renowned for his documentation of evolution and for his theory of its operation, known as Darwinism. His evolutionary theories, propounded chiefly in two works--On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)--have had a profound influence on subsequent scientific thought. Darwin thus enjoyed a secure position in the professional upper middle class that provided him with considerable social and professional advantages. On the Origin of Species. When Darwin returned to England in 1836 he was welcomed by the scientific fraternity as a colleague and was promptly made a fellow of the Geological Society. The next year he was elected to its governing council. • Darwin's Evolution.mp3 Song #193 Jul 12 Alexander Bell in Edinburgh on March 3, 1847, he later adopted the middle name Graham out of admiration for Alexander Graham, a family friend. Many called Bell "the father of the Deaf." This title may be regarded as somewhat ironic due to his belief in the practice of eugenics. While both his mother and his wife were deaf, he hoped to one day eliminate hereditary deafness from the population. Bell speaking into prototype model of the telephone At Boston University he continued his research in the same field, and endeavored to produce a telephone which would not only send musical notes, but articulate speech. With financing from his American father-in-law, on March 7, 1876, the U.S. Patent Office granted him Patent Number 174,465 covering "the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically … by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound", the telephone. After obtaining the patent for the telephone, Bell continued his many experiments in communication, which culminated in the invention of the photophone-transmission of sound on a beam of light — a precursor of today's optical fiber systems. He also worked in medical research and invented techniques for teaching speech to the deaf. The range of Bell's inventive genius is represented only in part by the eighteen patents granted in his name alone and the twelve he shared with his collaborators. These included fourteen for the telephone and telegraph, four for the photophone, one for the phonograph, five for aerial vehicles, four for hydroairplanes, and two for a selenium cell. Bell had many ideas that were later realized in inventions. During his Volta Laboratory period, Bell and his associates considered impressing a magnetic field on a record, as a means of reproducing sound. Although the trio briefly experimented with the concept, they were unable to develop a workable prototype. They abandoned the idea, never realizing they had glimpsed a basic principle which would one day find its application in the tape recorder, the hard disc and floppy disc drive, and other magnetic media. Bell's own home used a primitive form of air conditioning, in which fans blew currents of air across great blocks of ice. He also anticipated modern concerns with fuel shortages and industrial pollution. Methane gas, he reasoned, could be produced from the waste of farms and factories. At his Canadian estate in Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, he experimented with composting toilets and devices to capture water from the atmosphere. In a magazine interview published shortly before his death, he reflected on the possibility of using solar panels to heat houses. • Bell's Inventions.mp3 Song #194 Jul 13 Wilbur and Orville Wright - You take your seat at the center of the machine beside the operator. He slips the cable, and you shoot forward. An assistant who has been holding the machine in balance on the rail, starts forward with you, but before you have gone fifty feet the speed is too great for him, and he lets go. Before reaching the end of the track the operator moves the front rudder, and the machine lifts from the rail like a kite supported by the pressure of the air underneath it. The ground under you is at first a perfect blur, but as you rise the objects become clearer. At a height of one hundred feet you feel hardly any motion at all, except for the wind which strikes your face. If you did not take the precaution to fasten your hat before starting, you have probably lost it by this time. The operator moves a lever: the right wing rises, and the machine swings about to the left. You make a very short turn, yet you do not feel the sensation of being thrown from your seat, so often experienced in automobile and railway travel. You find yourself facing toward the point from which you started. The objects on the ground now seem to be moving at much higher speed, though you perceive no change in the pressure of the wind on your face. You know then that you are traveling with the wind. When you near the starting point, the operator stops the motor while still high in the air. The machine coasts down at an oblique angle to the ground, and after sliding fifty or a hundred feet comes to rest. Although the machine often lands when traveling at a speed of a mile a minute, you feel no shock whatever, and cannot, in fact, tell the exact moment at which it first touched the ground. The motor close beside you kept up an almost deafening roar during the whole flight, yet in your excitement, you did not notice it till it stopped. Our experiments have been conducted entirely at our own expense. In the beginning we had no thought of recovering what we were expending, which was not great, and was limited to what we could afford for recreation. Later, when a successful flight had been made with a motor, we gave up the business in which we were engaged, to devote our entire time and capital to the development of a machine for practical uses. As soon as our condition is such that constant attention to business is not required, we expect to prepare for publication the results of our laboratory experiments, which alone made an early solution of the flying problem possible. • Wright's First Flight.mp3 Song #195 Jul 14 Pythagoras is rather known for mathematics than for philosophy. Anyone who can recall math classes will remember the first lessons of plane geometry that usually start with the Pythagorean theorem about right-angled triangles: a2+b2=c2. In spite of its name, the Pythagorean theorem was not discovered by Pythagoras. The earliest known formulation of the theorem was written down by the Indian mathematician in 800BC. The principle was also known to the earlier Egyptian and the Babylonian master builders. However, Pythagoras may have proved the theorem and popularized it in the Greek world. With it, his name and his philosophy have survived the turbulences of history. His immediate followers were strongly influenced by him, and even until today Pythagoras shines through the mist of ages as one of the brightest figures of early Greek antiquity. The Pythagorean theorem is often cited as the beginning of mathematics in Western culture, and ever since mathematics - the art of demonstrative and deductive reasoning- has had a profound influence on Western philosophy. Pythagoras’ influence found an expression in visual art and music as well, particularly in the renaissance and baroque epoch. The far-reaching imprint of his ideas is yet more impressive if we consider that he did not leave any original writings. Instead, all what is known about Pythagoras was handed down by generations of philosophers and historiographers, some of whom, like Heraclitus, opposed his views. In this light it is remarkable that Pythagoras’ teachings have survived relatively undistorted until the present day. • Pythagorus A2+B2=C2.mp3 Song #196 Jul 15 Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in the Detroit, Michigan area. He had an intelligent, inquisitive nature and was energized by the huge growth of industry occurring in the Detroit area. He was also an avid experimenter. Once, in order to prove the power of steam, he plugged up the spout of a tea kettle full of boiling water and it blew apart! As he grew up his father allowed him to "tinker" with many of the tools on the farm. Ford's mother called him a "born mechanic" and provided him with darning needles and corset stays to make into tools for his watch repair work. Probably the most dramatic event in Henry Ford's life happened in 1876 when he was thirteen years old. While riding with his father in a wagon, they saw a steam engine traveling along the road under its own power! Ford jumped off the wagon and excitedly began to question the driver about this remarkable engine. Used for stationary purposes such as sawing wood, the engine had been mounted on wheels to propel itself. The engineer explained all about the machine and even let Ford fire the engine and run it. Ford later said, "That showed me that I was by instinct an engineer." The seed was planted that there could be a self-propelled vehicle and that thought would haunt his imagination for years. It was through working at the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company that Ford met Thomas Edison. At a convention Ford was introduced to Edison as "the young fellow who's made a gas car." After discussing his ideas with the great inventor, Ford was glad to hear that Edison thought his ideas had merit. Edison told him, "Young man, you have it, a self-contained unit carrying its own fuel. Keep at it!" The meeting with Thomas Edison gave Henry Ford fresh inspiration and his spirit was renewed by the famous inventor's words of encouragement. By 1899 Ford had produced an operable car that was written up in the Detroit Journal. Ford was described as a "mechanical engineer." Eventually his work developing automobiles conflicted with his position at the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company. Even though the company was well pleased with his work and offered him the General Superintendent position, they asked him to make a choice. Could he give up his "hobby" of automobile building and devote himself to the company? Ford made the decision. He wanted to make automobiles. After some false starts, on June 16, 1903, with ten investors plus Ford's patents, knowledge and engine, Henry Ford incorporated the Ford Motor Company. The Model T was the ninth model made. It was first marketed in October 1908 and the company dominated sales for the next eighteen years. Because of his development of the assembly line used to mass produce automobiles, Ford sold more than one half of the cars in the industry in 1918-1919 and 1921-1925. The Model T, or Tin Lizzie, was a hard working, sturdy, commonplace car. Ford's dream had come true. "I will build a motor car for the great multitude, constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise, so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces." Henry Ford and Thomas Edison had become the best of friends. They admired and respected each other. In 1916 Henry Ford purchased Mangoes, the home next door to his friend Edison's Seminole Lodge, so that he and Clara could vacation there while the Edisons were down. The two families enjoyed their time "away from it all" in the tropical serenity of Fort Myers, Florida. Camping expeditions into the Everglades, with Harvey Firestone and his family, plus naturalist John Burroughs, became a special treat. Henry Ford died April 7, 1947. Editorial tributes were favorable to Henry Ford. He was praised as a patriot, philanthropist, philosopher, reformer, economist, and teacher and depicted as a symbol of individualism and productive genius • The Real Ford.mp3 Song #197 Jul 16 Dr. Goddard was the first to: • mathematically prove that a rocket can propel in a vacuum (in 1907); • patent the oscillator tube, which was later used in the radio industry (1912); • patent the concept of the multi-stage rocket (in 1914); • prove by testing that rockets can propel in a vacuum (in 1915); • invent the prototype of the bazooka (in 1918); • develop a rocket using liquid fuels (in 1921-1926); • have a liquid-fueled rocket lift its own weight (at Clark University on Dec. 6, 1925); • successfully fire a liquid fuel rocket (in Auburn, MA on March 16, 1926); • launch a rocket with a scientific payload (a barometer and a camera in 1929); • develop gyro stabilization apparatus as an internal guidance system for rockets (in 1932); • use vanes in rocket motor blast for guidance (in 1932); • fire a liquid fuel rocket that traveled faster than the speed of sound (on March 8, 1935); • use a rocket engine pivoted on gimbals controlled by a gyro mechanism (1937). Dr. Goddard also: • was first to use a De Laval (expanding cone) Nozzle in a rocket; • developed the first turbo pumps for a liquid propellant rocket; • used the first pulse-jet engine; • developed the first liquid propellant rocket cluster. • Goddard's Big Firecracker.mp3 Song #198 Jul 17 Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist and engineer. He was killed by a Roman soldier during the sack of the city, despite orders from the Roman general, Marcellus, that he was not to be harmed. (The Greeks said that he was killed while drawing an equation in the sand, and told this story to contrast their high-mindedness with Roman ham-handedness; however, it should be noted that Archimedes designed the siege engines that devastated a substantial Roman invasion force, so his death may have been out of retribution.) Some math historians consider Archimedes to be one of history's greatest mathematicians, along with possibly Newton, Gauss, and Euler. Archimedes was a famous mathematician whose theorems and philosophies became world known. He gained a reputation in his own time which few other mathematicians of this period achieved. He is considered by most historians of mathematics as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He discovered pi. He was best known for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder, for his formulation of a hydrostatic principle Archimedes' principle and for inventing the Archimedes screw (a device for raising water). Archimedes Principal states: an object immersed in a fluid experiences a buoyant force that is equal in magnitude to the force of gravity on the displaced fluid. He also invented things such as the hydraulic screw - for raising water from a lower to a higher level, catapult, the lever, the compound pulley and the burning mirror. In mechanics Archimedes discovered fundamental theorems concerning the center of gravity of plane figures and solids. • Archimedes Found PI.mp3 Song #199 Jul 18 Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. With Henri Becquerel and her husband, Pierre Curie, she was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. She was then sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Following Henri Becquerel's discovery (1896) of a new phenomenon (which she later called "radioactivity"), Marie Curie, looking for a subject for a thesis, decided to find out if the property discovered in uranium was to be found in other matter. She discovered that this was true for thorium at the same time as G.C. Schmidt did. • The Curie Cure.mp3 Song #200 Jul 19 Friedrich Wilhelm (William) Herschel (November 15, 1738 - August 25, 1822) Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel was born in Hannover (Germany) in 1738 as son of Issak Herschel (1707-1767), a musician in the regimental band of the Foot-Guards, and Anna Ilse (b. Moritzen). F.W. Herschel himself became also musician (an oboist) and joined his father and his brother Jacob in that band. In 1759, after experiencing the 1757 battle at Hastenbeck, he and Jacob went to England. Jacob returned to Hannover after two years, but Wilhelm (called William in England) stayed. After teaching music for some time, he became organist at Halifax in 1765, and organist and conductor at Bath in 1766. In 1772, William took home in Bath, and was joined by his sister Caroline. On May 10, 1773, at age 35, William Herschel purchased a copy of Ferguson's book, Astronomy, and found interest in astronomy. Consequently, he started to become a skilled maker of the most powerful telescopes of his time: After 1774, he had acquired skills to make specula mirrors superior to any which had been made before. Moreover, he started to observe the heavens; among his first objects, observed on the 4th of March, 1774, was the Orion Nebula. On March 13, 1781 William Herschel discovered what he first thought to be a comet, but was later found to be planet Uranus. In recognition of this discovery, he was elected to the Royal Society on December 7, 1781, and awarded an annual grant by King George III of England, which enabled him to give up his career in music (on May 19, 1782) and concentrate on astronomy as the Court Astronomer of the King. In 1783, Herschel published his observations leading to the discovery of the Solar Motion. He determined that our solar system is moving between the neighboring stars in the direction of the star Lambda Herculis; he introduced the term Solar Apex for this direction (W.H. 1783). In 1787, William Herschel discovered two moons of Uranus, Titania and Oberon. As the most renowned astronomer of his time, William Herschel contributed significantly to most branches of astronomy: He also investigated the proper motion of stars and derived the peculiar motion of the solar system toward the direction of constellation Hercules, modeled the Milky Way galaxy from stellar statistics, and speculated about the nature of the nebulae, including a discussion of the possibility of external island universes (galaxies) which had been brought up by Kant. He also contributed to physics (especially optics) and, e.g., discovered the infrared light. • Herschel's Solar Tune.mp3 Song #201 Jul 20 Dedicated to all those that didn't make the list • Everyman Fellow.mp3 Song #202 Jul 21 Edmond (or Edmund) Halley's father was also called Edmond (or Edmund) Halley. Halley made important observations at Oxford, including an occultation of Mars by the Moon on 21 August 1676, which he published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. It is a little unclear what happened to Halley's undergraduate career, but what is certain is that he gave up his studies in 1676 and sailed to St Helena in the southern hemisphere in November of that year. The most likely explanation is that with the opening of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1675, Flamsteed undertook the task of mapping the northern hemisphere stars and Halley decided to complement this program with undertaking a similar task for the southern hemisphere. From around 1695 Halley made a careful study of the orbits of comets. Newton favored comets having parabolic orbits, but Halley believed that elliptical orbits might exist. Using his theory of cometary orbits he calculated that the comet of 1682 (now called Halley's comet) was periodic and was the same object as the comet of 1531, and 1607. He later also identified this comet with one which appeared in 1305, 1380, and 1456. In 1705 he published his prediction that it would return in 76 years, claiming that it would appear in December 1758. It was not an easy calculation for Halley had to take into account the perturbations to the orbit produced by Jupiter. Although Halley had been dead for fifteen years by 1758, he achieved lasting fame when the comet was observed on 25 December 1758 (very slightly later than Halley expected). Halley's other activities included studying archaeology, geophysics, the history of astronomy, and the solution of polynomial equations. He was an integral part of the English scientific community at the height of its creativity. • Halley's Paranoid Parabolic.mp3 Song #203 Jul 22 Jacques Cassini (Cassini II, February 18, 1677 - April 16, 1756) Together with his father, he was involved in the great degree measurement to improve the geographic knowledge of France. After the death of his father in 1712, he succeeded him as the director of the Paris Observatory. His astronomical activities include observations of Saturn and studies of the proper motion of stars, detecting that Arcturus (Alpha Bootis) had changed its latitude by 5' in 159 years, while neighboring Eta Bootis remained unchanged. In 1740, he published Elements of Astronomy. • Rings Of Saturn.mp3 Song #204 Jul 23 Cold fusion is a nuclear fusion reaction that takes place at or near room temperature and normal pressure instead of the millions of degrees required for plasma fusion reactions. Cold fusion is the historical term used to refer to what is now called "low energy nuclear reactions" (LENR), a subset of "condensed matter nuclear science" (CMNS). The initial claims were first reported by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah in March of 1989. Because it was presented as a new practical source of energy, this announcement was front-page news for some time, and generated a strong controversy, but the public debate abated quickly and the cold fusion claims were rejected by the mainstream scientific community. • Cold Fusion.mp3 Song #205 Jul 24 RICCARDO GIACCONI 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources • Fantastic Four Cosmic Rays.mp3 Song #206 Jul 25 Nikola Tesla - He invented an AC motor and transformer, X-Ray technology, a vacuum tube amplifier and the Tesla Coil. Nikola Tesla claimed the invention of an electrical generator that would not "consume any fuel". The Supreme Court overturned Marconi's radio patent in 1943, in favor of Tesla's patent. • Tesla's Radio.mp3 Song #207 Jul 26 1936 Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer First freely programmable computer. • Zuse Started It All.mp3 Song #208 Jul 27 Moore's law - The most popular formulation is of the doubling of the number of transistors on integrated circuits (a rough measure of computer processing power) every 18 months. At the end of the 1970s, Moore's Law became known as the limit for the number of transistors on the most complex chips. However, it is also common to cite Moore's law to refer to the rapidly continuing advance in computing power per unit cost. • Moore's Law.mp3 Song #209 Jul 28 Friday • Friday.mp3 Song #210 Jul 29 Saturday • Saturday.mp3 Song #211 Jul 30 Sunday • Sunday.mp3 Song #212 Jul 31 Monday • Monday END.mp3 Song #213 Aug 1 Not in celebration of the tremendous heat wave affecting many 0 but the best way we know how to combat it :) ICE CREAM :) (my car therm. said 101 outside!) • Chocolate Truffle.mp3 Song #214 Aug 2 Chocolate :) • Chocolate.mp3 Song #215 Aug 3 Vanilla • Vanilla.mp3 Song #216 Aug 4 Cherry • Cherry.mp3 Song #217 Aug 5 Mint Chip • Mint Chip.mp3 Song #218 Aug 6 Peach • Peach.mp3 Song #219 Aug 7 MooseTrax • MooseTrax.mp3 Song #220 Aug 8 Coffee • Coffee Caramel.mp3 Song #221 Aug 9 Toffee • English Toffee.mp3 Song #222 Aug 10 Nut • Macadamia Nut.mp3 Song #223 Aug 11 Cream • Pralines and Cream.mp3 Song #224 Aug 12 Almond Fudge • Almond Fudge.mp3 Song #225 Aug 13 Coconut-Pineapple • Coconut-Pineapple.mp3 Song #226 Aug 14 Dutch Chocolate • Dutch Chocolate.mp3 Song #227 Aug 15 Chocolate Marshmallow • Chocolate Marshmallow.mp3 Song #228 Aug 16 Generic - Do they make this flavor? :) • Generic.mp3 Song #229 Aug 17 Strawberry • Strawberry.mp3 Song #230 Aug 18 Chocolate Macadamia Nut • Chocolate Macadamia Nut.mp3 Song #231 Aug 19 Butter Pecan • Butter Pecan.mp3 Song #232 Aug 20 Vanilla Almond Nut • Vanilla Almond Nut.mp3 Song #233 Aug 21 Chocolate Mint Chip • Chocolate Mint Chip.mp3 Song #234 Aug 22 Mint Chocolate Chip • Mint Chocolate Chip.mp3 Song #235 Aug 23 Peanut Butter Cup • Peanut Butter Cup.mp3 Song #236 Aug 24 Cherry Garcia • Cherry Garcia.mp3 Song #237 Aug 25 Super Fudge Chunk • Super Fudge Chunk.mp3 Song #238 Aug 26 Chunky Monkey • Chunky Monkey.mp3 Song #239 Aug 27 Phish Food • Phish Food.mp3 Song #240 Aug 28 Heath Bar Crunch • Heath Bar Crunch.mp3 Song #241 Aug 29 Chocolate 5 • Chocolate 5.mp3 Song #242 Aug 30 Vanilla Number Nine • Vanilla Number Nine.mp3 Song #243 Aug 31 Sugar Blues • Sugar Blues.mp3 Song #244 Sep 1 Back To School • Back to School.mp3 Song #245 Sep 2 Pencils • Pencils.mp3 Song #246 Sep 3 Pens • Pens.mp3 Song #247 Sep 4 Rulers • Rulers.mp3 Song #248 Sep 5 Protractor • Protractor.mp3 Song #249 Sep 6 BackPack • BackPack.mp3 Song #250 Sep 7 Chalk • Chalk.mp3 Song #251 Sep 8 Notebook • Notebook.mp3 Song #252 Sep 9 Keys • Keys.mp3 Song #253 Sep 10 Water Bottle • Water Bottle.mp3 Song #254 Sep 11 Binders • Binders.mp3 Song #255 Sep 12 Headphones • Headphones.mp3 Song #256 Sep 13 Spare Change • Spare Change.mp3 Song #257 Sep 14 Sharpie • Sharpie.mp3 Song #258 Sep 15 Liquid Yellow • Liquid Yellow.mp3 Song #259 Sep 16 Zebra F-402 • Zebra F-402.mp3 Song #260 Sep 17 Earbuds • Earbuds.mp3 Song #261 Sep 18 iPod • iPod.mp3 Song #262 Sep 19 Shades • Shades.mp3 Song #263 Sep 20 Cool RIDE • Cool RIDE.mp3 Song #264 Sep 21 2 Wheeler • 2 Wheeler.mp3 Song #265 Sep 22 Da Shoes • Da Shoes.mp3 Song #266 Sep 23 Mini Tool • Mini Tool.mp3 Song #267 Sep 24 Tool Charge XTI • Tool Charge XTI.mp3 Song #268 Sep 25 Folders • Folders.mp3 Song #269 Sep 26 Stapler • Stapler.mp3 Song #270 Sep 27 White Out • White Out.mp3 Song #271 Sep 28 Pentel Point 05 • Pentel Point 05.mp3 Song #272 Sep 29 Shangrila • Shangrila.mp3 Song #273 Sep 30 Last Day • Last Day.mp3 Song #274 Oct 1 723.89 • 723.89.mp3 Song #275 Oct 2 429.67 • 429.67.mp3 Song #276 Oct 3 454.73 • 454.73.mp3 Song #277 Oct 4 727.98 • 727.98.mp3 Song #278 Oct 5 898 • 898.mp3 Song #279 Oct 6 111 • 111.mp3 Song #280 Oct 7 704.15 • 704.15.mp3 Song #281 Oct 8 555.42 • 555.42.mp3 Song #282 Oct 9 2007 • 2007.mp3 Song #283 Oct 10 2743 • 2743.mp3 Song #284 Oct 11 720 • 720.mp3 Song #285 Oct 12 1010 • 1010.mp3 Song #286 Oct 13 1947 • 1947.mp3 Song #287 Oct 14 840 • 840.mp3 Song #288 Oct 15 850 • 850.mp3 Song #289 Oct 16 1837 • 1837.mp3 Song #290 Oct 17 903 • 903.mp3 Song #291 Oct 18 1040st • 1040st.mp3 Song #292 Oct 19 749 • 749.mp3 Song #293 Oct 20 823 • 823.mp3 Song #294 Oct 21 921 • 921.mp3 Song #295 Oct 22 717 • 717.mp3 Song #296 Oct 23 833 • 833.mp3 Song #297 Oct 24 553 • 553.mp3 Song #298 Oct 25 632 • 632.mp3 Song #299 Oct 26 1055 • 1055.mp3 Song #300 Oct 27 800 • 800.mp3 Song #301 Oct 28 301 • 301.mp3 Song #302 Oct 29 302 Rock Me 1 • 302 Rock Me 1.mp3 Song #303 Oct 30 Happy Birthday both Mother and big Sister :) • 851.mp3 Song #304 Oct 31 912 Happy Halloween • 912.mp3 Song #305 Nov 1 839 • 839.mp3 Song #306 Nov 2 835 • 835.mp3 Song #307 Nov 3 831 • 831.mp3 Song #308 Nov 4 946 • 946.mp3 Song #309 Nov 5 127 • 127.mp3 Song #310 Nov 6 751 • 751.mp3 Song #311 Nov 7 745 • 745.mp3 Song #312 Nov 8 802 • 802.mp3 Song #313 Nov 9 757 • 757.mp3 Song #314 Nov 10 744 • 744.mp3 Song #315 Nov 11 514 • 514.mp3 Song #316 Nov 12 1159 • 1159.mp3 Song #317 Nov 13 7140 • 7140.mp3 Song #318 Nov 14 7154 • 7154.mp3 Song #319 Nov 15 7430 • 7430.mp3 Song #320 Nov 16 8323 • 8323.mp3 Song #321 Nov 17 9110 • 9110.mp3 Song #322 Nov 18 9210 • 9210.mp3 Song #323 Nov 19 1207 • 1207.mp3 Song #324 Nov 20 1160 • 1160.mp3 Song #325 Nov 21 1030 • 1030.mp3 Song #326 Nov 22 8330 • 8330.mp3 Song #327 Nov 23 9040 • 9040.mp3 Song #328 Nov 24 1238 • 1238.mp3 Song #329 Nov 25 11520 • 11520.mp3 Song #330 Nov 26 3180 • 3180.mp3 Song #331 Nov 27 7370 • 7370.mp3 Song #332 Nov 28 8400 • 8400.mp3 Song #333 Nov 29 9050 • 9050.mp3 Song #334 Nov 30 73602 This is the last day of the month! :) finished 11 of 12 down to the final countdown... I 'll have a lot to say about this project, the songs and the production schedule... it has been an odyssey... • 73602.mp3 Song #335 Dec 1 Luke Warm Turkey • Luke Warm Turkey.mp3 Song #336 Dec 2 Sometimes it Snows • Sometimes it Snows.mp3 Song #337 Dec 3 Off the Record • Off The Record.mp3 Song #338 Dec 4 Biscuits and Gravy • Biscuits and Gravy.mp3 Song #339 Dec 5 Wag the Cat • Wag the Cat.mp3 Song #340 Dec 6 BTW FWIW IM ROTFL • BTW FWIW IM ROTFL.mp3 Song #341 Dec 7 Having any Fun.mp3 • Having any Fun.mp3 Song #342 Dec 8 Procrastinate Now • Procrastinate Now.mp3 Song #343 Dec 9 I Wanna Be A Hero • I Wanna Be A Hero.mp3 Song #344 Dec 10 It's Better Than 10 • It's Better Than 10.mp3 Song #345 Dec 11 Happy Happy Monday • Happy Happy Monday.mp3 Song #346 Dec 12 Rainy Day Tuesday • Rainy Day Tuesday.mp3 Song #347 Dec 13 Finally Sunshine • Finally Sunshine.mp3 Song #348 Dec 14 Field Trip Day • Field Trip Day.mp3 Song #349 Dec 15 Today Is Done • Today Is Done.mp3 Song #350 Dec 16 Bronzeville Gospel • Bronzeville Gospel.mp3 Song #351 Dec 17 Cinter Funkin' Claus • Cinter Funkin' Claus.mp3 Song #352 Dec 18 It's Like A Game Of Chess • It's Like A Game Of Chess.mp3 Song #353 Dec 19 Another One Bites • Another One Bites.mp3 Song #354 Dec 20 Hippity Hoppity POP • Hippity Hoppity POP.mp3 Song #355 Dec 21 Win Tersol Stice • Win Tersol Stice.mp3 Song #356 Dec 22 Christmas Vacation • Christmas Vacation.mp3 Song #357 Dec 23 RUn To THe STore • RUn To THe STore.mp3 Song #358 Dec 24 Sugar Plum Head • Sugar Plum Head.mp3 Song #359 Dec 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS :) Make It A Time With Friends • Make It A Time With Friends.mp3 Song #360 Dec 26 James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul,’ Dies at 73 • GoodBye James.mp3 Song #361 Dec 27 Once Upon A Time • Once Upon A Time.mp3 Song #362 Dec 28 Changes • Changes.mp3 Song #363 Dec 29 Obstinate People - every meet these type of people? • Obstinate People.mp3 Song #364 Dec 30 Get Involved • Get Involved.mp3 Song #365 Dec 31 ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END :) This has been a long year, i'm glad it's over, and yet sad to see it end also... give me a few days (or weeks) to reflect upon this and i'll have a note below about the project - What I learned over the year... :) HAPPY NEW YEAR! May ALL of YOUR New Years Resolutions Come To Pass in 2007! -Take Care -Michael :)
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