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Quinault
Feb 03, 2022
In World Outside The Window
I was just notified that the popular Bandcamp Fridays will return for 2022. The first one Feb 4. I know that I have shopped and bought all sorts of tunes almost directly from the artists. I know that Bill has dug into the archives to share with his listeners some out of print material. I heartedly endorse this concept.
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Quinault
Mar 19, 2021
In William's World
Biden expected to nominate former Sen. Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator March 18, 2021 at 11:10 am Updated March 18, 2021 at 11:12 am By Christian Davenport The Washington Post WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to nominate former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to be the next administrator of NASA, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter. If approved by the Senate, Nelson would be the second consecutive NASA chief to come from Congress and would give NASA a leader with close ties to the Oval Office. Nelson, 78, was a key Biden supporter during the campaign and has a long personal relationship with the president. The announcement could come as early as Friday, according to the people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the official announcement. Nelson flew to space on the space shuttle in 1986 and oversaw NASA’s space programs while in Congress. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about space and NASA, an agency he has long cherished. But the choice is disappointing to many who were hopeful the next NASA administrator would be the first woman to serve in the top position. Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has long been an advocate for space — a rarity among members of Congress. NASA and its contractors have long been an important source of jobs in Florida, where the Kennedy Space Center is located. Huge crowds have flocked to the state for decades to watch launches. While in the Senate, Nelson was a staunch supporter of NASA’s Space Launch System, the troubled heavy-lift rocket that Congress mandated after the Obama administration canceled a previous rocket and spacecraft program, called Constellation, that was way over budget and behind schedule. Like its predecessor, the SLS rocket is years behind schedule and over budget and has yet to fly. That stance has made proponents of the commercialization of space wary at a time when NASA has embraced the expanding capabilities of the private sector. NASA relies on SpaceX, for example, to fly its astronauts to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s “commercial crew” program and is looking to the private sector to help in its quest to return to the moon. While Nelson is a well-known champion for NASA, many were hoping for a new generation of leadership to carry the agency into a new era. “It’s time for a female administrator,” Wayne Hale, a former NASA space shuttle program manager who was the flight director for 40 missions, wrote on Twitter. “Plenty of qualified candidates.” But since then the commercial sector has gone a long way toward changing the minds of officials who were once skeptical, and people close to Nelson have said he is enthusiastic about the promise of the commercial industry. The nomination comes at a critical time for NASA. It recently landed the Perseverance rover on Mars, and it is pushing to return astronauts to the moon for the first time since the last Apollo mission landed there in 1972. A key test of the SLS system is scheduled Thursday. Recently, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration supports the effort, known as Artemis, continuing a signature Trump administration program that Nelson would now oversee. As a key member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which oversees NASA, Nelson took aim at then-President Trump’s nominee for NASA administrator, arguing that Jim Bridenstine, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, was not qualified in part because of his political ties. “The NASA administrator should be a consummate space professional, who is technically and scientifically competent, and is a skilled executive,” he said during Bridenstine’s confirmation hearing. “This committee has heard me say many times: NASA is not political. The leader of NASA should not be political. The leader of NASA should not be bipartisan.” After Bridentstine was confirmed by a narrow party-line vote, he worked diligently with Democrats and Republicans alike. And he appointed Nelson to a NASA advisory committee, calling him a “true champion for human spaceflight.” In 1986, as NASA was gearing up to fly civilians on the space shuttle — first a teacher, then a journalist — Nelson, then a member of the House, was able to fly first, joining the crew of NASA astronauts. Among them was Charlie Bolden, who Nelson later pushed to become administrator, rejecting other names floated by the Obama administration. Lori Garver, who served as NASA deputy administrator under President Obama, said the choice of Nelson was “an ironic turn of events considering he blocked President Obama’s top-nominees for the job in 2009 and then led the Congressional effort that dismantled the Obama-Biden strategy and proposed budget, created the Space Launch System, reinstated Orion and cut funding for technology and commercial crew.” She added that Nelson will need to under stand why the SLS rocket “has cost so much more than projected.” But she said he “has already had more influence on NASA than anyone in recent memory, so he has plenty of experience and should be able to hit the ground running.” Given his deep ties in Congress and his long interest in space, Nelson is expected to win confirmation. This story was originally published at washingtonpost.com. My question is: what song should accompany this article?
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Quinault
Feb 19, 2021
In The World And His Wife
© Provided by GamesRadar Page from Reptil #1 Apparently he is becoming a comic super hero.
What has Alec been up to? content media
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Quinault
Oct 23, 2020
In World Outside The Window
I seem to remember recommending something like this to a Dreamsville Citizen who planned on vacationing in Seattle years ago. I wanted to post an update, as one of the breweries mentioned is Populuxe. My go to song is Radiated Robot Men, but there was another article about vintage Seattle signs being preserved [Pink Elephant car wash], so I might suggest: Rain and Neon. I am sure if you ask nicely, an establishment would give you an Astro Coaster. 🦅
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Quinault
Mar 22, 2020
In The World And His Wife
https://soundcloud.com/peterbrookesmusic/rocketship-to-venus He sent this to me. I will post it here. 😎
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Quinault
Feb 02, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Will this interfere with Bill's manufacturing / distribution of his vast collection of projects already in the can? Will this impact future projects? Where are the Brexit songs? Is a remix of A Flock Of Seagulls - European (I Wish I Was) underway?
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Quinault
Nov 30, 2019
In William's World
Ok, what would a Bill Nelson Holiday Album look like? What songs would you include. I know that at this time of year, I dig out the two Dreamsville Projects that tackled the subject matter. If only to hear Brooksie sing. Bonus, Bill generally provides videos as well. If I remember this was tackled a couple of years ago on the prior forum. I have to dig out: Ice cream for breakfast, on Christmas Day and put it onto the loop.
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Quinault
Apr 23, 2019
In World Outside The Window
Came across this on-line. A good, if pricy tour of Seattle. I may post some more. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/pike-place-market-what-to-do-at-seattles-popular-gathering-spot/ar-BBWaR1e?ocid=spartandhp
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Quinault
Apr 22, 2019
In The World And His Wife
Here are a few playlists that I created for the Dreamsville Community. I hope that these bring a smile to your ears. Best of Dreamsville (Q-Mix) 1. Jaguar Girl - Van of Monks Confessions of Young Moderns Volume Three: Music is Lethal 2. Come Closer - Mick Wilson's Bloonoise Dreamsville Dances: Lucky 7's 7.2 3. Budapest (Discokingz Remix) - International Industries Dreamsville Dances: Lucky 7's 7.3 4. Going Out With Girls Is Fun - The Architect Sketch Dreamsville Dances: Lucky 7's 7.2 5. Dance of the Scantily Clad Zombies - Denzil Duck and Friends All Hallow's Eve 6. Long Live The New Flesh - The Eisenhower’s Dreamsville Summer 7. The Birds and The Bees - Stuttering Monks St. Valentine's Day Massacre Volume 1: Strange Worlds Collide 8. Strange Girl (Sing Mix 2) - Brooksie St. Valentine's Day Massacre Volume 1: Strange Worlds Collide 9. Lucky Spinner (Slots Mix) - The Stasi Dreamsville Dances: Lucky 7's 7.1 10. Superstar (Anita Berber) - Electric Angels Dreamsville's Oracle 11. Alien Technology Reverse Engineered - Planet Andy Technology (Dreamsville Goes All Techy) 12. That's It - The Penguins Dreamsville Dances: Lucky 7's 7.1 13. Springtime Shuffle - Brooksie & Talent Spring Forward (Bonus Track) 14. Bill & Hank Live in Reverbland - Major Snagg Summer Festival (A Dreamsville Project) 15. Love Beams - Planet Andy Dreamsville Unplugged 15th April 2007 16. Spinning Jenny - Brooksie Dreamsville Summer 17. In Your Dreams (Angelic Mix) - The Architect Sketch Dreamtime for Dreamsville 18. Sunlit Harbour - Cinematique Dreamsville Summer 19. Variations on Themes of Bill & Be-Bop - Brooksie featuring Worra The Return of Birthday Bill 20. Sleepy Town - Eric Wenner Confessions of Young Moderns Volume Three: Music is Lethal
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Quinault
Apr 06, 2019
In World Outside The Window
To honor the passing of Tania Mallet, I will listen to Mallet Town by Joseph Wiseman from Thud, Vol. 1. Rest in Peace. https://twitter.com/007/status/1112469415650648066/photo/1
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