You’ve probably heard the 1969 Rolling Stones song “Gimme Shelter” a million times, right? It’s a staple of classic rock radio and considered one of the band’s best tunes.
Well, you haven’t really heard “Gimme Shelter” until you’ve heard it in pieces.
The site Dangerous Minds has found the various recorded tracks as YouTube videos and compiled them. There are five on the page, but you’ll want to start with the astonishing vocals by Mick Jagger and backup singer Merry Clayton.
Clayton, whose singing was impressive enough in the fully assembled version of the song, is staggering here.
The site also has individual tracks recorded by guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts. There are two separate guitar tracks by Richards, including one that includes pianist Nicky Hopkins.
Abkco, which holds the copyright on the song, has been petitioning YouTube to remove the tracks, but it’s a game of whack-a-mole. Dangerous Minds has posted other copies as existing ones are removed.
If you’re a Stones fan or a musician, you owe it to yourself to spend some time listening to these tracks. You’ll never hear “Gimme Shelter” the same way again.
I’ve said it before, but I have no tolerance for those silly Facebook games. I don’t care about the color of your bra or where you like to place your handbag, even if it’s raising attention for a good cause. The practice just comes across as people looking to draw attention to themselves, because of the subtlety. Now there’s another one of these goofy games going on.
It looks like it’s another attempt to raise peoples’ awareness of breast cancer where women on Facebook are tipping to their love relationships. In other words, tag the status of your relationship with a drink.
Example: Writing “tequila” means you are a single woman, while whiskey means you are a single woman with friends that won’t stop partying.
Here is the rest of the list:
Rum:I’m a touch and go woman
Champagne: I’m an engaged woman
Red Bull: I’m a woman in a relationship
Beer: I’m a married woman
Vodka: I’m the “other one”
Sprite: I’m a woman that can’t find the right man
Liquor: I’m a woman that wishes she was single.
Gin: I’m a woman that wants to get married
Just a few weeks ago, California Academy of Sciences shark attack expert John McCosker was talking to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite about ferocious sea predators.
Q: Why are great whites so misunderstood? Do you think they will ever be loved and valued as much as, say, the sea otter?
A: White sharks are becoming better understood, and with that knowledge and awareness, many states and countries are protecting the species. They certainly aren’t lovable as are sea otters, but the services that they provide to near shore ecosystems makes their protection imperative.
Well, Mr. McCosker, apparently the otters are sick and tired of being characterized as aquatic teddy bears.
A woman reacts to a TSA agent while having her body scanned during the busiest travel weekend of the year at Denver International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
There’s no doubt the TSA pat-downs are controversial. Detractors claim the touching is a violation of privacy and can, in some cases, border on sexual assault, while proponents say the pat downs are necessary to keep travelers safe(r).
While I am all for the searches — and/or the body scans — this story out of Europe is a bit much. A female passenger is accusing the TSA agents of assaulting her after she was ordered to be patted down because her reusable sanitary napkin showed up on the body scanner.
The woman — an Army vet — was, as one may expect, “humiliated” by her experience. She was further upset by the fact that the pat down brought back memories of a sexual assault.
She e-mailed GladRags, the makers of her flannel feminine product, to share her story and talked about how the TSA agent lingered in her groin area while fellow passengers, and a TSA agent-in-training looked on.
In the end, it seems the woman made it through security and was able to board the plane, but there is no guarantee this won’t happen again to other women. According to the story, sanitary supplies can be picked up by scanners and do register as unusual.
Boise is a city that knows something about sheltering goats.
Bill Buckner, whose family was shamefully hassled by Red Sox fans for years after his 1986 World Series error, retired there, about as far from Boston and major-league baseball as he could get.
Now the Idaho city has its own Rocky Mountain goat — kicker Kyle Brotzman. His missed 26- and 29-yard field goals at the end of Friday night’s game against Nevada moved the Boise State Broncos from the cusp of the school’s first-ever Rose Bowl bid or even a spot in the BCS championship game to something much less — likely San Francisco’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Happily, the majority of Boise State fans appear to be supporting Brotzman, a local kid who had been a hero for the Broncos in last year’s Fiesta Bowl, among other times. They’ve started a Facebook page “The Bronco Nation Loves Kyle Brotzman,” which already has more than 20,000 likes. Many posters noted that the first field goal looked good on TV, but since Nevada’s goal posts didn’t extend high enough, no one will ever really know.
There’s also been negative reaction, both online and in the form of harassing phone calls, but the majority of commentary has been supportive.
Brotzman’s misses brought back memories of Scott Norwood, whose “wide right” 47-yarder cost the Buffalo Bills a victory in Super Bowl XXV. It took Norwood years to recover, but eventually he became hailed for his resilience, a trait that can’t hurt in his second career, real-estate agent.
I’m happy to report the world just got a little more terrifying.
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently discovered how the arboreal snakes of Asia to glide through the air from one tree to another, appearing to fly.
I, on the other hand, recently discovered there are flying snakes. It happened about 15 minutes ago, when I saw this video released by Virginia Tech.
According to the Washington Post, the snakes can travel from trees almost 200 feet high “to a spot about 780 feet away from the tree’s trunk.”
The snakes flatten and angel their bodies to gracefully glide through the air.
“Our work contributes to this basic understanding of this really unusual way of gliding flight,” researcher Jake Socha told The Scientist. “There’s nothing else that does anything close to this — in the engineering world or the biological world.”
I guess we can all be grateful for that. For more on flying snakes, watch this video.