“I Shot The Sheriff” by Bob Marley (1975)
Bob Marley’s song “I Shot the Sheriff” topped the charts worldwide and quickly became an anthem against corruption and injustice. Most people assumed, and Marley himself confirmed, that the “sheriff” mentioned in the song was a metaphor for “elements of wickedness.”
It was only later revealed, in 2011, that there was a deeper, more personal layer to the song’s lyrics. According to Esther Anderson, the music sensation’s former girlfriend, the lyrics were inspired by a disagreement over the use of birth control, which Marley was against. This is especially apparent in the line: “Every time I plant a seed/He said kill it before it grow.”
“Layla” by Derek and the Dominos (1970)
Eric Clapton wrote the song “Layla” during his time with the band Derek and the Dominos. A 7th-century story of unrequited love was used as the song’s inspiration, but it also had another hidden meaning, also consisting of unrequited love.
Eric Clapton wrote the song with Pattie Boyd in mind. Clapton had fallen madly in love with Boyd, however, she was already married to The Beatles musician George Harrison. The couple ended up splitting and in the end, Clapton married Boyd. The song has frequently been called one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech
Explanation: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by dusty, planet-forming disks. Orion’s young stars are only about 1 million years old, compared to the Sun’s age of 4.6 billion years. The region’s hottest stars are found in the Trapezium Cluster, the brightest cluster near picture center. Launched into orbit around the Sun on August 25, 2003 Spitzer’s liquid helium coolant ran out in May 2009. The infrared space telescope continues to operate though, its mission scheduled to end on January 30, 2020. Recorded in 2010, this false color view is from two channels that still remain sensitive to infrared light at Spitzer’s warmer operating temperatures.
Tomorrow’s picture: sisters in space
Our loyal readers on/near the South East coast should prepare for Hurricane Dorian.
The Editor: Is football season already here, LL ?
Panther, Wildcat, Tiger, Lion, Cougar, Alley Cat: It sure is, here are some predictions/rankings maybe, for the 2019-2020 season.
This is for the pro’s, where they kneel for the National Anthem.
These dogs could be trained to sniff-out Progressives.
Maybe the farmer’s karma has changed. SOME PLACES HAVE CHANGED TO 15 % ETHANOL—CHECK THOSE GAS PUMPS AND ENGINE REQUIREMENTS, ESPECIALLY SMALL ENGINES.