Thursday, July 24, 2014

ZZ TOP PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band comprises guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. One of the few major label recording groups to have held the same lineup for more than forty years, ZZ Top has been praised by critics and fellow musicians alike for their technical mastery. Of the group, music writer Cub Koda said "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom ... while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."
Since the release of the band's debut album in January 1971, ZZ Top has become known for its strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs, relying heavily on double entendres and innuendo. ZZ Top's musical style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired rock on their early albums, then incorporating new wave, punk rock and dance-rock, with heavy use of synthesizers.

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. As a group, ZZ Top possesses 11 gold records and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records; their 1983 album, Eliminator, remains the group's most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units. ZZ Top also ranks 80th in U.S. album sales, with 25 million units. ZZ Top has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

Gimme All Your Lovin'
"Gimme All Your Lovin'" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was released as the album's first single in 1983.

Initially unsuccessful in the UK upon its early 1984 release, in the wake of the band's American success (the single reached no. 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart), it was promptly re-released, and reached no. 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It ties with the band's 1992 cover of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" as their highest-charting single in the UK. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.
Music video
The video features ZZ Top playing at a gas station, and introduces classic ZZ elements such as the red "ZZ Eliminator Car," the "ZZ Keychain" and the "Three ZZ Girls" as heroines. It is the first of a ZZ Top music video series. It was directed by Tim Newman.


Gimme All Your Lovin' Lyrics
I got to have a shot
Of what you got it's oh, so sweet
 You got to make it hot
Like a boomerang I need a repeat

Gimme all your lovin'
All your hugs and kisses too
Gimme all your lovin'
Don't let up until we're through

You got to whip it up
And hit me like a ton of lead
If I blow my top
Will you let it go to your head?

Gimme all your lovin'
All your hugs and kisses too
Gimme all your lovin'
Don't let up until we're through

[Incomprehensible]

You got to move it up
And use it like a screwball would
 You got to pack it up
And work it like a new boy should

Gimme all your lovin'
All your hugs and kisses too
Gimme all your lovin'
Don't let up until we're through

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Netherlands mourns

Flags on government and private buildings are at half mast in the Netherlands on Wednesday at the start of an official day of mourning to remember those who died on flight MH17. It is the first time the Netherlands has declared a day of public mourning since the death of queen Wilhelmina in 1962.
In total, 193 Dutch nationals died when the Boeing 777 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was brought down in rebel-held Ukraine, close to the Russian border a week ago. Many were families leaving for their summer holiday. The dead include 80 teenagers, children and babies.
The first planes brought back the bodies of 40 victims and they arrive at Eindhoven air base at 16.00 hours today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Emotional MH17 Crash Speech By Netherlands Delegate to UN

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Frans Timmermans gives an emotional speech, on Juli 21 2014, from the UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

The Netherlands lost the most lives of any country, 193 of the 298 people on board, when MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine.

FROM OUTER SPACE PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

It was a hot evening here in the Netherlands when we
had our FROM OUTER SPACE party at T.R.A.C.S.
It was DJ Zee's first occurrence as deejay in our club.
DJ Zee had made a great set and Tim and I loved his performance, so we will see him more often as deejay
at T.R.A.C.S.

Here are the snap shots I made.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FROM OUTER SPACE PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

It is a hot day here in the Netherlands but it will be even hotter when we fly 
to the sun at the 
FROM OUTER SPACE PARTY
DJ Zee will play space sounds, rocking the universe
TODAY Noon SLT (9pm CET)

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Friday, July 18, 2014

Outer space


Outer space, or simply space, is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles: predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust and cosmic rays. The baseline temperature, as set by the background radiation from the Big Bang, is 2.7 kelvin (K). Plasma with a density of less than one hydrogen atom per cubic meter and a temperature of millions of kelvin in the space between galaxies accounts for most of the baryonic (ordinary) matter in outer space; local concentrations have condensed into stars and galaxies. In most galaxies, observations provide evidence that 90% of the mass is in an unknown form, called dark matter, which interacts with other matter through gravitational but not electromagnetic forces. Data indicates that the majority of the mass-energy in the observable Universe is a poorly understood vacuum energy of space which astronomers label dark energy. Intergalactic space takes up most of the volume of the Universe, but even galaxies and star systems consist almost entirely of empty space.

Across the Universe
"Across the Universe" is a song recorded by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the various artists' charity compilation album No One's Gonna Change Our World in December 1969, and later, in different form, on Let It Be, the group's final released album.

One night in 1967, the phrase "words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup" came to Lennon after hearing his then-wife Cynthia, according to Lennon, "going on and on about something." Later, after "she'd gone to sleep—and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream," Lennon went downstairs and turned it into a song. He began to write the rest of the lyrics and when he was done, he went to bed and forgot about them.

In his 1970 interview with Rolling Stone, Lennon referred to the song as perhaps the best, most poetic lyric he ever wrote: "It's one of the best lyrics I've written. In fact, it could be the best. It's good poetry, or whatever you call it, without chewin' it. See, the ones I like are the ones that stand as words, without melody. They don't have to have any melody, like a poem, you can read them."
The flavour of the song was heavily influenced by Lennon's and the Beatles' interest in Transcendental Meditation in late 1967 – early 1968, when the song was composed. Based on this he added the mantra "Jai guru deva om" (Sanskrit: जय गुरुदेव ) to the piece, which became the link to the chorus. The Sanskrit phrase is a sentence fragment whose words could have many meanings. Literally it approximates as "glory to the shining remover of darkness," and can be paraphrased as "Victory to God divine", "Hail to the divine guru", or the phrase commonly invoked by the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in referring to his spiritual teacher "All Glory to Guru Dev."

"Across The Universe"
 Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
 They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
 Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
 Possessing and caressing me
 Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
 They call me on and on across the universe
 Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
 They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe
 Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears
 Inciting and inviting me
 Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
 It calls me on and on, across the universe
 Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world
 Nothing's gonna change my world

Jai Guru Deva
 Jai Guru Deva
 Jai Guru Deva
 Jai Guru Deva
 Jai Guru Deva