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Aretha Franklin 1942-2016

Adrastos at First Draft has a nice remembrance while the BBC doesn’t forget to include a formal obituary.

The Queen of Soul took songs written by or for others and made them hers. Otis Redding could never top her version of his song, “Respect”, and Carol King lost “A Natural Woman” to the Queen.

She was only in one movie, The Blues Brothers, but she laid down my favorite version of “Think”.

She is missed.

August 16, 2018   7 Comments

Subtropical Storm Ernesto – Day 2

Tropical Storm ErnestoPosition: 44.1N 38.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1007.

Currently about 710 miles [1145 km] East of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 16, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Ernesto – Day 2