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THINK WARM THOUGHTS
Dream on

15 FEB 2019: Today’s musical video was suggested by our editor at large who suggests “it captures the zeitgeist here in Canada at the moment”. Given that it was a chilly 14C last evening in Los Angeles you might want to dream someplace slightly warmer – but hey – it’s all relative.


THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES
Beatles and Boomers

15 FEB 2019: For Baby Boomers, the music of our lives was the Liverpool sound. Who among the Boomer generation can forget that Sunday night over 50 years ago (February 9, 1964) when 73 million people tuned in to see Ed Sullivan introduce four guys from Liverpool?


COLD STRESSED MANATEE RESCUED

15 FEB 2019: Rescue teams in Florida are starting to see the effects of low water temperatures on the state’s manatee population. Earlier this week, a 725 lb. sub-adult male manatee arrived at SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care animal hospital, suffering from symptoms of cold stress and dehydration.


FLYING HIGH
Sydney from a 747 at night

08 FEB 2019: Paul Kelly AO is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has worked alone and with other artists and groups, and has a music style that covers bluegrass, folk, rock, and country. Our Friday music video is Kelly’s, ‘Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night.’


EASY AS 1-2-3
Jacksons to highlight island fest

08 FEB 2019:  As it emerges from the lingering effects of devastating hurricane Irma in 2017, St. Maarten has issued a bold coming out statement: the addition of The Jacksons as feature performers at this year’s St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


PLAYING THE GAME
A virtual visit to Wellington NZ

08 FEB 2019: Wellington, New Zealand’s innovative capital, has transformed itself into what is believed to be the world’s first gamified virtual city. Virtual Wellington allows people to explore and interact with the city without boarding a plane. It includes an interactive game, WellTown, available for free download in the Steam and Oculus VR stores, and 360-video tours around Wellington attractions, education institutions and workplaces.


WANNABE

01 FEB 2019: In November of 1996, I was in England with my friend Helen and throughout our days in London and our subsequent stay in the Cotswolds we repeatedly heard the catchy/earwormy/eventually somewhat irritating, refrain, “tell me what you want, what you really really want!” It was playing everywhere and people (including Helen and I) were singing along. The Spice Girls had arrived.


A TOUCH OF SCOTLAND

15 JAN 2018: The Mull of Kintyre is the southwestern tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland and on a clear and calm day, the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland is visible from here. An historic lighthouse, the second commissioned in Scotland, guides shipping in the intervening North Channel. Paul Mccartney and Denny Laine wrote a song in tribute to the area where McCartney has owned a farm since 1966. 

 


THE DIGGERS REVENGE

23 JAN 2019: A disgruntled builder allegedly (watch the video) smashed his digger through the glass doors of a new Travelodge in Liverpool after getting into a row with the hotel contractors over pay. Video footage taken on mobile phones and widely shared on social media show the digger mounting the steps in front of the hotel, smashing through the glass doors and tearing at the fabric of the building once inside. Construction workers on site can be heard yelling at the driver. Warning – naughty words can be clearly heard.


WATERLOO

18 JAN 2019: Several readers (and listeners) have told me that some of our Friday music videos stick with them all day(s) - an earworm - a catchy bit of music that continually repeats through their mind long after it is no longer playing.


LOUISIANA CELEBRATES
Feed Your Soul Campaign is a winner

17 JUN 2018: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced that The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honor the Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) with a Gold Adrian Award for advertising excellence surrounding the Louisiana: Feed Your Soul advertising campaign during the 62nd Annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York next Tuesday.


SIMPLY THE BEST
Tina Turner

11 JAN 2019: Some years ago I attended a Tina turner concert in Toronto – I just checked the year and was astounded to find it was 2008 – how time flies! In any event I was lucky enough to not just enjoy the concert from a box, but also to be able to get right down to the front of the stage (thank you Lorol) where the incomparable Tina, in high-high-heels and short-short-skirt, strutted her stuff with the energy, enthusiasm and passion of a performer a third her age.


SCAREY STUFF
Real or fake footage

11 JAN 2019: It is claimed that the footage in this of an Emirates Airbus A380 departing from Mauritius was taken by a drone. If genuine, it represents a major breach of airline safety. The video was originally uploaded to a Facebook page but then immediately removed, fuelling speculation that it was genuine.


THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE

04 JAN 2018: Popular recording artists The Captain and Tennille were a husband-and-wife duo - "Captain" Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille ...whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. Their first hit single was a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together” which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart nine weeks after its debut. Those of you old enough may also recall it being a fave on the playlist at Ron Harding’s legendary parties.


MORE THAN A SMILE
Beyonce helps Louvre breaks visitor records

04 JAN 2018: The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers boosted by a video clip shot by pop star Beyonce amid its paintings and sculptures. The Louvre also mentioned in a statement Thursday the success of its flagship exhibition on French master Delacroix as a reason for the record.


FREDDIE FOR TAKE-OFF

28 DEC 2018: British Airways baggage handlers pay tribute to former Heathrow baggage handler Freddie Mercury, to celebrate the Queen legend's birthday celebrations at Heathrow earlier this year.

 


DISPUTED OWNERSHIP

28 DEC 2018: The United States and Canada can't decide who owns puffin-covered Machias Seal Island located off the coast of Maine and Canada about 9.9 miles from Cutler, Maine.


TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2019

28 DEC 2018: With 2018 getting closer and closer to its finish line, and with us running out of vacation days, besides hitting the gym, what are your big plans for 2019? Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

 


DOCK OF THE BAY
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Otis Redding hit song

21 DEC 2018: Princess Cruises, Playing For Change, and the Estate of Otis Redding have teamed up to produce a new video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Otis’ iconic hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” filmed in port cities around the world visited by Princess Cruises – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, Jamaica and Barcelona.


ALPINE SKIING MEETS BIG MOUNTAIN FREERIDING

21 DEC 2018: If you’re a skier you want to watch this – and even if you’re not – you’ll still be amazed as two arguably certifiable guys go head-to-head in a giant slalom race on an almost vertical run in big mountain terrain.


BORING STORY
Elon Musk unveils his underground transportation tunnels

21 DEC 2018: Elon Musk unveiled the underground transportation tunnel from his Boring Company this week, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube - the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls “soul-destroying traffic.”


THE CURE FOR HOMESICKNESS
Transat has the answer for British Expats

19 DEC 2018: With the holidays just around the corner, Air Transat’s latest campaign features a group of British expats who were asked what they missed most about the United Kingdom. A ‘researcher’ led them through a series of questions and tests to trigger their levels of homesickness and their emotional responses to supposedly help find the best cure for them. (VIDEO INCL)


SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Blues legends at Guitar Festival

14 DEC 2018: This Friday’s 'city' music video is a performance from the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival, held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois and features Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Mayer, Hubert Sumlin and Jimmie Vaughan.

 


CLAP ALONG
It might seem crazy

07 DEC 2018: This Friday’s music video was inspired by a recent incident. Three women involved in our industry were having a conversation at the next table which we just happened to overhear. Their voices were loud - and okay – we were eavesdropping. These women - on an all expense paid cruise on a high end ship were listening to one of their colleagues bitching loudly about the treatment she had received from a staff member on the phone – she was literally furious at some – from the sound of it, imagined – slight. Her companions listened, commiserated and added their two bits. Need I add, the service on board was exemplary.


GALWAY GIRL
Ed Sheeran

30 NOV 2018: Friday’s music video brings back memories of my recent visit to Ireland. It was an amazing experience in that rather than being a visitor, our Irish friends – old and new – and even the local people in restaurants, bars and stores made us welcome and part of a community.

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