Monday, May 29, 2006

Fleet Week & Memorial Day

This past Friday I went to Fleet Week in Manhattan's Pier 88. It was great to go on some active ships and meet some of the men and women who are serving in the Army, Navy, and Marines. They greatly appreciated the turnout and support. I would like to point out that the US Armed Forces are Jimi Hendrix fans. How do I know? The words "Voodoo Child" were spray painted on the turret of a tank inside the USS Kearsarge. I would post a picture, but it is on my cell phone.

Today, I went into Manhattan via Staten Island and saw briefly some of the ships stationed in the pier over there. However, today's visit to the city was for the exhibit Bodies. For those who don't know what this is, it is a large showing of actual preserved bodies. It is great for those interested in the human anatomy in that the bodies are seen without skin and in everyday poses. I learned a lot from the displays about how intricate we humans really are. They also show various parts of the body, as well as body parts due to certain to disease. It is a little pricy, but well worth it and going at a pace to read everything and see everything, it takes between 2.5-3 hours.


Monday, May 15, 2006

Explanation Time

I have recently been deeply listening to the legendary band called none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band was Southern Rock all the way. They had a ton of hits on the album Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd including "I Ain't The One", "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimmie Three Steps", "Simple Man", and one of the greatest songs in Rock history, "Free Bird". Just think, this was one regular album, not even greatest hits. Amazing stuff. It's a shame that the original band was involved in a terrible plane crash which killed three of the members.

Now to the part that I need clarified. I saw something on VH1 that involved I think the singer, Ronnie Van Zant and Neil Young. There was a myth that Van Zant was buried in a Young t-shirt and in 2000, a group of people dug up his grave to find if it was true. I know that Ronnie didn't much care for Neil Young through the lyrics of "Sweet Home Alabama", but I need to know what this feud was about.
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