We talked about a lot of Stuff this morning, including a 73 year old newscaster in New York who’s been at it for 51 years. So we asked who locally has been at their job the longest. Norm texted “Joanne at the front counter at Loomis has been there for 35 yrs.” Cory texted “Not sure this is anything to brag about but… I’ve been doing the same type of office work for about 35 years. 20 of that with the same company.” Another text “Cyril at Wood Wheaton – 38 years”
We got a calls John Brink celebrating some long time employees and another business with employees going on 40 years.
And Alex Allan has been working at Allan Scrap & Salvage even longer.
For the second time this summer, the Little Prince is being parked. Again, it’s due to wildfire concerns. The Exploration place says the hot conditions and poor air quality were both factors in the decision Little Prince will be off the rails until further notice.
We talked invasive species yesterday (giant hogwood plant ) checkout the animals that are invasive species in BC from the Invasive Species Council’s website. They say don’t feed Eastern Grey Squirrels, use squirrel proof bird feeders and don’t relocate them.
But they’re so cute!
Some Music News;
Bruce Springsteen has a Broadway show set for the fall. He said the show is…” just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work.” The show will run October 12 to November 26. You can pre-register for tickets HERE.
A nice tribute to Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister is baring it’s ferocious teeth at London’s Natural History Museum. It’s a prehistoric crocodile fossil that wrongly categorized with some sea crocodiles. When they corrected that mistake they renamed the creature to honour Lemmy. The new name, Lemmysuchus obtusidens. The dudes in the white lab coats call it “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth.”
Although it hasn’t been absolutely confirmed, it looks pretty good that a Pearl Jam movie called “Let’s Play Two,” is coming this fall. Check out the teaser.
Gregg Allman’s final album “Southern Blood,” comes out September 8th. The first single is already out. Now the lyric video for that single “My Only True Friend,” is out and you can watch it on our blog. It has some pics you’ve never seen before and some shots of Greg and the band. There’s also photos of Allman’s home in Savannah, Georgia. Check it out on our blog.
Metallica‘s Worldwired Tour hits Vancouver August 14th. Here are some impressive numbers from the tour;
35 – The number of years since Metallica’s 1st show on March 14, 1982
110,000,000 – The number of albums Metallica have sold worldwide.
54,000 – The number of guitar picks carried to accommodate what is being played and handed out to fans during the WorldWired Tour
3….The number of people pee’d on at the Metallica show in Glendale, Arizona. A 10-year-old and her parents, felt warm liquid on their backs and legs. When Dad turned around he saw that 44-year-old Daniel Francis Daddio had exposed himself. The father understandably confronted Daddio, who allegedly shrugged.
Daddio is now facing disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges. Not surprisingly, police claim he was “very drunk.”
Here are a few more impressive numbers from Metallica’s current tour.
0 – The number of albums by any other artist that have sold more than “Metallica” (a/k/a, “The Black Album”) album since 1991 (a/k/a, the SoundScan era)
3 – The number of days takes to build the entire WorldWired Tour stage production in each stadium
15 – The number of high definition IMAG cameras filming the show which will require 3,450 feet of Triax cable, 16 KiPro recorders and 2 TB of space each show to archive for safe keeping and for our fans to view later54,000 – The number of guitar picks carried to accommodate what is being played and handed out to fans during the WorldWired Tour
41,158 – The number of sets of strings being played through countless riffs during the 27 shows
480 – The number of feet of custom truss and torms – All Metallica white
83 – The number of laser fixtures, emitting a whopping 510 watts of laser light
640 – The number of hours that went into programming the lasers
48 – The number of trucks carrying 1.5 million pounds of steel and staging materials from city to city
8 – The number of 80 foot propane stadium flame units that utilize over 800 pounds of propane gas placed up in the truss towers of the stage which generates 35-60 thousand BTU’s of heat, each one of the Metallica stadium flames generate over 75 million BTU’s of heat that could be felt in the back of the stadium by audience members. That is a total capacity of 600,000,000 BTU’s a show. Your home BBQ uses 4,500.
39,279 – That’s how many pounds of speakers we’ll be lugging around
367,231 – The number of total watts for audio
1,400 – The number of amps of incoming power for audio
Over 300 – The number of the newest moving light fixtures in the world
470 – The number light fixtures and spotlights which give a whole new meaning to “Hit The Lights”
4 – The number of big rig trucks dedicated to nothing but transporting lighting
9 Million – That’s how many lumens of light will be shining down on us all on at 100%
2.5 – The number of megawatts of power generated. Enough to power 1,800 homes for a month
1,850 – The number of kVa of transformers
25 – The number of production trucks to carry the load.
18,000 – The number of total driving miles and 70 truck drivers to get us there
8,750 – The number of sq. feet of high definition video screens. That’s almost 1,000 sq. feet larger than the biggest IMAX screen in the world.
43,075 – The number of pounds of LED
5.25 – That’s how many miles of cable keep us plugged in