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apr 29th 2013
AND NOW FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS. THIS WEEK’S LESSON IS ABOUT A LADY NAMED PATRICIA MAE ANDRZEJEWSKI WHO WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN IN 1953. HER POLISH DAD, ANDREW WAS A METAL WORKER. MOM MILDRED WAS A BEAUTICIAN. PATRICIA WAS INTERESTED IN THEATER AND MUSIC AT AN EARLY AGE AND SHE PERFORMED IN ALL KINDS OF SCHOOL PLAYS, THEATER, PARADES AND CHOIRS.
   INITIALLY SHE PLANNED TO ATTEND THE JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC, BUT TO EVERYONE’S SURPRISE SHE PURSUED A HEALTH EDUCATION CAREER, MARRIED HER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART AND WORKED AS A BANK TELLER OUTSIDE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
     SHE QUIT HER BANK TELLER JOB AND PURSUED A SINGING CAREER IN 1973 AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY A LIZA MINNELLI CONCERT.
     ULTIMATELY SHE WOULD WIN FOUR GRAMMYS FOR BEST FEMALE ROCK PERFORMANCE FROM 1980 TO 1983 AND SHE IS NOW IN THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
     AND IF YOU CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHO PATRICIA MAE ANDRZEJEWSKI IS, AT LEAST TAKE A GUESS. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT.
   AND THAT, CLASS, IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
   

  
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apr 29th 2013
AND NOW FOR TODAY’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
WE COULD ALMOST CALL THE PERSON IN TODAY’S LESSON A LOCAL GIRL. GRACE BARNETT WING WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 30 1939 IN EVANSTON ILLINOIS. SHE WAS OF NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH DESCENT. IN FACT, HER ANCESTORS CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE MAYFLOWER. HER FATHER WAS AN INVESTMENT BANKER. SHE WENT TO A PRIVATE ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA, ATTENDED FINCH COLLEGE IN NEW YORK AS WELL AS THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. SHE MADE QUITE A BIT OF MONEY AS A MODEL SO WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND FORMED A BAND, ‘THE GREAT SOCIETY’, IT WAS JUST FOR FUN.
LATER ANOTHER LOCAL BAND – JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - THAT HAD LOST THEIR LEAD SINGER ASKED GRACE TO JOIN THEM. GRACE EVEN BROUGHT WITH HER TWO SONGS SHE WROTE AS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT SOCIETY – ‘SOMEBODY TO LOVE’ AND ‘WHITE RABBIT’ WHICH SHE SAID SHE WROTE IN ONE HOUR. THE AIRPLANE VERSION OF WHITE RABBIT WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION.  GRACE WAS A MUSICIAN ON THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION – SHE PLAYED OBOE.
AND A FOOTNOTE – IN 1969 DURING THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, GRACE SLICK BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO SAY “M-F” ON LIVE TELEVISION.
AND AS WE WRAP UP TODAY’S LESSON, REMEMBER, “IF YOU GO CHASIN’ RABBITS AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO FALL, TELL ‘EM A HOOKAH SMOKIN’ CATERPILLAR GAVE YOU THE CALL. GO ASK ALICE WHEN SHE’S TEN FEET TALL.”
AND THAT CLASS IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
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apr 29th 2013
TIME NOW FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK -- MARC BOLAN – FRONTMAN FOR THE GLAMROCK BAND T-REX KNOWN BEST FOR THE SONG “GET IT ON, BANG A GONG”.
TODAY’S LESSON IS NOT ABOUT MARC BOLAN’S LIFE, BUT RATHER HIS DEATH.
IT WAS THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 16TH 1977. BOLAN AND GIRLFRIEND GLORIA JONES WERE IN BOLAN’S  ROLLS ROYCE.  THEY WERE HEADING HOME AFTER A NIGHT AT MORTON’S DRINKING  CLUB IN SOUTHWEST LONDON. THEY WERE LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM HOME WHEN THE CAR WENT OFF THE ROAD  AND SLAMMED INTO A SYCAMORE TREE. BOLAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.
PEOPLE LIKE DAVID BOWIE AND ROD STEWART CAME TO HIS FUNERAL.
AND THAT CLASS IS THIS WEEK'S LESSON IN HARD ROCKS.

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apr 15th 2013
The folks at K-Mart (you remember K-Mart, right?) recently released a new ad that's one of the funniest I've seen in a long time. I mean pants-shippingly funny. Enjoy.

--Elwood

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