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Check out these broadcast images:

broadcasting riddles
Image by bru76

On Location
Image by derekbruff
Another shot taken during the State of the Union address by the President at the Capitol building. There were quite a few TV trucks surrounding the Capitol.


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars
Event on 2017-04-02 18:00:00
NHL Hockey

at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, United States


Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Event on 2017-03-23 19:30:00
NBA Basketball

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States


San Antonio Lights
Event on 2017-10-12 19:00:00

at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, United States


Thunder From Down Under
Event on 2017-04-24 19:00:00

at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States


On Your Feet Dallas Dallas
Event on 2018-03-11 13:30:00

at Music Hall at Fair Park
909 First Avenue
Dallas, United States


A few nice african music images I found:

Z is for Zumba
african music
Image by Loving Earth
yes… finally I upload the photo for that day!!!

Day 192*

I apologise for how crap it is… but I really don’t have time to edit this properly, but I am hoping you get the gist and actually I quite like it in all its rustic-ness.

Zumba is a type of aerobics dance class that combines Hip Hop, Salsa, Samba and African moves to make for… well, a hell of a lot of fun!!!

Edit Oct 11th, 2009: Personally, I don’t think this photo is very good… but it did get blogged!

Acoustic Africa
african music
Image by Barka Fabianova
Three magicians from Africa, three voices – Dobet Gnahoré, Manu Gallo, Zap Mama
Colours of Ostrava, 2013

National Museum of African Art Docent James Brown, Jr., with Preschoolers
african music
Image by Smithsonian Institution
Photographer: Jeffrey Ploskonka

Date: 1988

Type: Photographic print

Standard number: 2003-19519

Summary: Docent James Brown, Jr. introduces young visitors to the art of Africa at National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). With the help of his puppet friend Kaboundi Gazelle, Brown helps children investigate shapes, learn games, play music and listen to folk tales

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Repository:Smithsonian Archives – History Div

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I  love the great old radio shows.  I have since the time I was a kid in the 50’s.  In fact, I still remember my first encounter.

I was barely old enough to stand in my crib, but I can remember staring across the bedroom at the big, green hypnotic eye — and finding it staring right back at me.  The green eye was right above a big knob and both were located on the front of a large brown box.

The green eye glowed in the dark.

Much to my delight, whenever I could get my hands on the big knob and turn it, the big green eye would open wider and then partially shut again.

Wow!  I was fascinated with radios before I ever even heard any of the great old radio shows.

That memory goes back to the days when I was still in my parents’ bedroom.  Later, when I was old enough to have a room of my own, that radio went with me.

When Mom or Dad tucked me in at night, I always asked them to turn on the radio.  I was probably 5 or 6 years old.

I can remember laying in bed in the soft green glow of that radio, listening to The Lucky Lager Dance Party. They played songs by Patti Page and Perry Como, Theresa Brewer and Eddie Fisher, Rosemary Clooney and Frankie Laine. Oh, and they played the song “Dream” by Johnny Mercer at the end of every show.

The real magic started one night when, for whatever reason, I couldn’t sleep.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I stealthily climbed out of bed and tiptoed across the room to turn the big dial that made that magical green eye flicker.

With one turn of the knob, Artie Shaw’s orchestra was suddenly transformed into the sound of horse hooves clip-clopping at a gallop. I heard a cowboy on one of the horses yelling to another to stop! — or he’d shoot.

What was this?

Leaving the knob in the new position, I hurriedly scampered back into bed, pulling the covers up to my chin.

There in that semi-dark room, illuminated by the glow of my radio’s magical green eye, I clutched my covers to my chest and became totally mesmerized by the my first true old radio show.  I heard the voice of  Marshall Matt Dillon as he climbed down from his horse and ordered another cowboy, whose name was Raimey, not to draw his gun.

It got real silent –  except for the sound of the mean breathing.

The cowboy named Raimey said very slowly he wouldn’t be hanged.


Suddenly Marshall Dillon was yelling:  “Don’t Do It, Raimey! Put down your gun!” but the sounds of gunfire exploded into the room.


What happened?  Who was shot?

Next a man named Chester was running and yelling.   When he stopped, I could actually hear him looking down at the cowboy laying on the ground.

“You got him, Mr. Dillon.  He’s gone.”


Wow! How great was this?!!

The very next year I saw my new friend, Matt Dillon, on television – obviously not the same Matt Dillon who was on my radio.  Radio Matt was the real Marshal Dillon.

As far as I’m concerned, he still is.

That was my first encounter with old radio shows — but it certainly would not be my last.  In fact, some of my fondest moments growing up were in front of my radio.

Bob Bro has a collection of over 7,000 old time radio shows. He shares his passion on his blog:, where he invites you to drop in anytime and listen to some of his favorite great old radio shows! You can also hear Bob on his daily one hour radio show on Yesterday USA the non profit internet radio station that has been playing commercial free old time radio shows 24 hours a day for over 25 years.


Some cool casablanca images:

They both served Canada
Image by Jamie McCaffrey
During a recent vacation to Morocco, I made a side trip to the Carres Militaires du Cimetiere Europeen de Ben M’Sick, in Casablanca. The final resting place for thousands of French, Allied and German soldiers. Including, seven airmen of the RCAF and a Canadian war correspondent, in the employ of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Seen here are the headstones for Sergeant Edward Bowery, RCAF; and Edouard Baudry a war correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC). The plaque on Baudry’s grave was arranged by the CBC just prior to my trip and it was my honour to place it on their behalf. It is believed that Baudry is the only Canadian journalist, from World War II, buried overseas.

Maroc, dans une rue de Casablanca, vers 1950 enfant à vélo
Image by Jeanne Menj
Maroc, dans une rue de Casablanca, vers 1950 enfant à vélo. Jean-Louis Menjoulet


Privacy Window Film

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If you are looking into options for providing you with more privacy and you are thinking about better window coverings, one idea you could consider is applying frosted privacy window film to your windows. It’s cheap, easy to apply yourself and it really can cut back on how much passersby can see into your home.

The most common film used for this is frosted window film. Frosted window film comes in a variety of designs, and varying degrees of opaqueness. A good white frosted film can allow up to 70 percent of light to come into a room, while still blocking almost all of the view into the room. This makes it ideal to use on doors such as glass front doors where you want to be able to see out but not have any visitors standing outside your door immediately able to see into your home. It is also perfect for adding privacy to bathroom shower stalls or bathroom doors.

Plain frosted film lets even more light into a room, up to 90 percent, however it doesn’t block people from seeing into your home as much as the more opaque white frosted film. Still, it is very good for windows, for example, where you can even just put a strip across the bottom half or third of the window.

Frosted film is not only used to provide more privacy for your home, but it is also perfect for decorating and sprucing up a room. It can be applied as a design on windows or on mirrors. It can outline the edge of a window or mirror, or you can even cut out designs and place them on your glass doors, windows and mirrors. There really is a lot of use for frosted film, besides it being used only as privacy window film.

Of course, the main reason people buy privacy window film is to provide a more secure and private environment. Even if that is your reason for buying and applying privacy film, you can also apply it in such a way that it adds to your overall décor and furnishings.

Susan L. West, a professional interior decorator, offers advice on how to decorate on a budget. Check out her updated advice all about blinds and ideas for privacy window film.

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