Thursday, April 10, 2014


Saturday we will have a 70's party at T.R.A.C.S. I thought that it was more recently, but we had a 70s party on July 2nd 2011. Our first 70's party was on December 27, 2009.
At the Seventies party on July 2nd 2011 our deejay was Racker and last weekend we got some good news about his health.
First from Ellbee Allen:
Update on Racker
 Hi everyone! You all will be glad to know that Racker was online in SL this morning, and I had a short visit with him at Barefoot.  He is now at home recovering, and still has problems speaking and typing. His recovery will be ongoing, and I told him that everyone here sends him their love, good thoughts, and best wishes.
 I am so happy today to know that Racker is home and getting better, and wanted to share this news with the group.

and later that day from Fiorino Pera
 Further Update on Racker
 Racker came home this afternoon to have a meal with family in his own house. He returned to Hospital in the early evening and is resting there now. He will have another week of therapy. The hope is that he can return home next Sunday. For now I do not know if that will be permanent, or just a day-pass like today. Thanks for your good wishes and prayers. 
Please keep Racker in your prayers in these days.
I know you follow my blog, Racker. I do not know if you have the facility or the opportunity to read this: 
I hope you will get well soon. You are in my heart and mind.
About the 70s
In 2011 I published a post about The Seventies. Have a look there:

Songs in the 70's
There are a lot of famous songs of the 70s. DJ Anj will for sure let us listen and let us dance on a lot of them. My famous song is from Led Zeppelin, an English rock band formed in London in 1968. 
The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The group's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.
Their fourth album, which features the track "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to cement the popularity of the group.
Stairway to Heaven
"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
The song, running eight minutes and two seconds, is composed of several sections which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is an uptempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page and Plant's wailing vocals, ending with Plant's a cappella delivery of the final line: "And she's buying a Stairway to Heaven".

"Stairway to Heaven" is often rated among the greatest rock songs of all time. According to music journalist Stephen Davis, although the song was released in 1971, it took until 1973 before the song's popularity ascended to truly "anthemic" status. As Page himself recalled, "I knew it was good, but I didn't know it was going to be almost like an anthem ... But I knew it was the gem of the album, sure."
Stairway To Heaven   lyrics
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
 And she's buying a Stairway to Heaven
 When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
 With a word she can get what she came for
 Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a Stairway to Heaven

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
 In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings
 Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven
 Ooh, it makes me wonder
 Ooh, it makes me wonder

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west
 And my spirit is crying for leaving
 In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
 And the voices of those who stand looking
 Ooh, it makes me wonder
 Ooh, it really makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
 Then the piper will lead us to reason
 And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
 And the forests will echo with laughter

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now
 It's just a spring clean for the May queen
 Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
 There's still time to change the road you're on
 And it makes me wonder

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know
 The piper's calling you to join him
 Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
 Your Stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
 Our shadows taller than our soul
 There walks a lady we all know
 Who shines white light and wants to show
 How everything still turns to gold
 And if you listen very hard
 The tune will come to you at last
 When all are one and one is all
 To be a rock and not to roll

And she's buying a Stairway to Heaven

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