Monday, August 21, 2017

Up in the Sky Party at T.R.A.C.S

When I had know that we would have so much guests I would have made a larger platform. Now it was not easy to make snapshots of individual guests. DJ Zee had made a great set of tunes in theme. A special thanks goes to Alina, who gave us all a cardboard plane to wear.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis, comedian, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91.
    Jerry Lewis (born Joseph or Jerome Levitch, depending on the source; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in motion pictures, nightclubs, television shows, concerts, album recordings and musicals.
    Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early '60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as "The Bellboy," "The Nutty Professor" and "The Patsy." Along the way, he pioneered the use of videotape and closed-circuit monitors in moviemaking, a now-standard technique called video assist.

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Up in the Sky Party at T.R.A.C.S

    T.R.A.C.S at the helipad on River Island

    Songs about Aviation

     I like pleasure spiked with pain
    And music is my aeroplane
    It's my aeroplane
    Songbird sweet and sour Jane
    And music is my aeroplane
    It's my aeroplane
    Pleasure spiked with pain
    That mother fucker always spiked with pain

    Did you see the frightened ones?
    Did you hear the falling bombs?
    Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the
    Promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue

    This ol' airport's got me down
    It's no earthly good to me
    And I'm stuck here on the ground
    As cold and drunk as I can be
    You can't jump a jet plane
    Like you can a freight train
    So I best be on my way
    In the early mornin' rain
    You can't jump a jet plane
    Like you can a freight train
    So I best be on my way
    In the early mornin' rain

    Oh, kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you'll wait for me
    Hold me like you'll never let me go
    'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
    Don't know when I'll be back again
    Oh babe, I hate to go

    National Aviation Day

    The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.

    The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday to be National Aviation Day (Mr. Wright, born in 1871, was still alive when the proclamation was first issued, and would live another nine years). The proclamation was codified (USC 36:I:A:1:118), and it allows the sitting US President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired. Their proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day, and may encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation.


    Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier than air aircraft. The word aviation was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, from the verb avier (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word avis ("bird") and the suffix -ation.

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017