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  1. Hi All:

    Well, if you are like me and support SF through buying items through their Amazon link, then you may or may not have received a PHISHING e mail requesting you to validate your credit card information. (I will post the e-mail at the end of this message.)

    PHISHING is way to send you an e mail to lure you to divulge personal or credit card information. I will be honest, I clicked on the link signed in with my Amazon Password, but I was VERY suspicious about this!! The link and every thing about it looked legit. Sadly, if you logged in it asked for WAY TOO MUCH credit card information.... pin number, and the security code on the back of the card. I immediately closed out the PHISH link, went to my direct Amazon link changed my password, and deleted every credit card on file.

    I never get spam, so naturally I thought this was a legit e mail. My advice for anyone is to read the following PHISH mail and avoid it at all costs!!

    Dear

    Greetings from Amazon Payments.

    Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law

    To confirm your identity with us click here:

    HERE

    After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

    Go ahead and click on the link above. It looks like a legit Amazon.com page. But for kicks, enter any information into the email and password page. Regardless of what you enter, it will take you to the credit card verification page.

    Hopefully, this will make everyone more aware of this current scam. Apparently, this is a recent scam... started in early October.


  2. Yeah, KINK is awesome! I love it. Your mom obviously has good taste! :)

    Actually the people that said it went by names like pork chop and dog. One of them was used as a voice on the Grand Theft Auto game. Anyway, this was awhile ago. I will admit, I have listened to KUFO since 'the boycott' and the guys no longer work there.

    It is odd you mention Marconi and 94.7. I never got into his type of humor either... then or now. Did you know he was fired from 94.7 when he and his co host 'Tiny' made a joke about the Alan Berg beheading! Well, they were instantly fired. Which is really sad-for them at least, because I heard that they were going to be syndicated in Seattle before this happened. (What people see in his talents I will never know.)

    Hey Brian, my mom listens to KINK all the time!

    Was it said by that guy "Marconi" by any chance? I can't stand him, back when I listened to 94.7 KNRK, he would talk and tell unfunny jokes most of the time. KUFO is pretty good, but now they have Marconi, and I still prefer tapes and such.


  3. GUESS WHAT... I am NOT the winner!

    DAM...!!!

    With all that money, I was going to...

    1) buy Batman a batmobile (local Portland homies have to stick together),

    2) develop calorie free Chocolate Chip cookies-that taste like the real thing-for Amy,

    3) Give Tenacious Peaches an ALL PAID TRIP to New Zealand but somewhere along the way, I have CIA operatives take the plane down... softly like floating on an umbrella, where upon she lands.. guess where... the land of the LOST!!! IMAGINE THAT!! Hopefully, with a Southern background TP will know how to rescue this tv show from its redundant flash backs. NUFF SAID!!!

    Ewww, I just discovered I have over 300 million left over in my SONGFACTORS bank. Feel free to spend the money on another Songfactor....


  4. Well, I for one vote FOR DJ's! (Do you have my current address for the Christmas card? :) ?) I mean if I want to listen to nothing but music, I will listen to CD's. I work 12 hour shifts, both day and night, and sometimes the only thing going on is what is on the radio.

    In Portland, Oregon, I listen to KINK FM RADIO which has really stood out among ALL other radio stations. The first time I ever listened to KINK, I thought, "What the Hell just happened to my radio?" It turns out, KINK went from their 'regular' playlist to a two hour program called 'Lights Out'. In short, just think of listening to U2 one minute and an uninterupted consortium of light jazz for the next TWO hours. I was impressed!!

    Ever since then KINK FM has continued to win me over each and everytime I listen to them. The DJ's are very intelligent... they know their music, and often give little tidbits about the band or the song just before playing it. The playlist does not consist of overplayed music! They give airplay to up and coming artists! AND, they post EVERY SINGLE SONG they play on air, on their online playlist! I am OFTEN turned onto new songs throught KINK and often write down the time so I can go to their website and see the artist and song info.

    OTHER radio stations in Portland, don't compare to KINK. Which is odd, because KINK does not fit my general music interest which is Hard Rock, or Country. And, beleive it or not, I have comments on each...

    KUFO.. Portlands Rock Station is pretty bad. I actually had this station as #1 on my radio presets. Sadly, they have given me every excuse to change... the greatest being that the DJ's made a very crude joke about a 14 year old girl that 'ran away' with her 35+ old soccer coach. I wont repeat what they said, but KUFO was the one and only station I have boycotted since then.

    KWJJ-A country station. Country music is an aquired taste, I will grant you that. But I love listening to MIKE AND AMY in the morning. I dont think I have ever listened to a show as creative as Mike and Amy! It is hillarious! The sad thing is, after their show ends, it is back to the replicated songlists, and majorly overplayed songs!

    I hope this helped you?


  5. I forgot to mention that the county website for Vancouver, Washington (just across the river from Portland) also has a web accessible database of sex offenders living in that area.

    Like I said, I would like to think most county websites across the US do the same thing. If you want to find out, just Google your city, state and the words 'sex offender' to find out. Example Google entry, VANCOUVER WASHINGTON SEX OFFENDER. The first hit is a LINK to the Clark County list of sex offenders.

    I never knew this resource was available so I just wanted to pass it along.


  6. I dont make a habit of watching the Oprah show, but on Tuesday, there was a show about Shasta Groene, and other young CHILDREN that have been kidnapped, raped, and murdered!

    Sadly, Shasta is not the only case. There are so many more out there that it is unbearable to think of.

    I thought I would create this thread to create 'awareness' among songfactors to teach your children about this criminal element that exists in our society.

    For example, in recent DAYS, a high school student-in my local area-was waiting for the school bus. Two men drove up next to her and asked her for directions... As she got closer to the van, one of the jumped out and tried to grab her. She fought back, and escaped the attempted abduction.... MANY other girls are not so lucky.

    ALSO...

    In yesterdays USA Today newspaper, they reported that a 21 year old man was convicted of murder after he lured an 86 year old woman to his van, tried to pull her purse from her and caused her to fall and hit her head. This woman was a holocaust survivor by the way.

    So, with these two scenarios I would conclude that no woman should ever offer to give directions to a man in a car!

    There are resources out there to track sexual predators in the US. County websites in my area have picutures and addresses of sex offenders. LINK

    I would like to think other counties in the US list sex predators on their website too. ??

    I would also like to think that most children dont open their doors to strangers, and dont approach a vehicle to give directions.

    OIL is not our most precious resource... CHILDREN ARE! So if you have any advice, tips, etc on how to keep our children safe please post it.

    I need a sign to let me know you’re here

    All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere

    I need to know that things are gonna look up

    Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup

    When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head

    When you can feel the world shake from the words I want a reason for the way things have to be

    When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear

    While private eyes solve marriage lies cause we dont talk for years

    And football teams are kissing queens and losing sight of having dreams

    In a world where all we want is only what we want untill it’s ours

    (I won’t give up if you don’t give up)

    Calling all you angels


  7. After hearing about Gilligan (Bob Denver) passing away recently, I reminisced about hearing a song that a perfect fusion of the lyrics to Gilligans Island, sung to the music of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepplin. The song is called, "STAIRWAY TO GILLIGAN".

    I first heard this song performed by a comedian at a show in Vegas almost 17 years ago. I was completely STUNNED!! I thought the comedian was a musical genius! But after searching Google I found out that "Little Roger and the Goosebumps" made this funny cover song back in the 1970's.

    If you have REAL player you can listen to the song HERE. I dont have REAL player. I friggin hate it with a passion, and BEWARE registering for the FREE version requires giving credit card information.

    There is a lot of information out there on the internet about this song. Such as... Robert Plant considered "Stairway to Gilligan" the best cover of Stairway to Heaven! :)

    Anyway, I thought this post was deserving of my 'one post per month' average.

    Cheers!

    PS If you have this song in a viable format please PM me.


  8. Does anyone know where I can get the version of this song where Alanis opens with, "I can be the NIGHTMARE of the grandest kind..." versus "I can be an A**HOLE of the grandest kind."??

    I have ordered imports of this single-including the radio edit-but they all have the word "A**hole".

    Has anyone listened to this song? It is quite a good song! It seems to be a song from a girl with insecurities to her boyfriend that accepts her unconditionally.

    However, one day I was listening to this song on the radio and the dj said that this song takes on an ENTIRELY different meaning if it is sung to your higher power!

    And, indeed it does!


  9. This is straight from Webers Big Book of Grilling:

    "Kosher Salt: We only use kosher salt in this book for a couple of reasons. First, It's particularly well suited for grilling because of its size. Unlike fine grained table salt, kosher salt consists of big flakes that sit on the surface of the food. As the flame draws juices to the surface of the food, they melt these coarser flakes, resulting in great surface flavor. We also like the complex flavor of kosher salt, which comes from the other minerals in it. Because Kosher salt is less concentrated, if you need to substitute table salt, reduce the quantity by about one third."

    Also, on the 'Kosher' subject, there was a really old thread on SF about hot dogs. Back then Muziktyme turned everyone onto to Hebrew National Hotdogs which are Kosher. Well, over the years I have been astonishing peoples taste buds at BBQ's with these hot dogs. Last year, at the first Christmas Party we had-for the therapeutic riding center I volunteer at-I brought in a small stock pile of these hot dogs. No one knew what kind of hot dogs they were, but the director of Blue Heaven said that people were constantly commenting about how good the hot dogs were!

    So if you ever have a BBQ go for Kosher hot dogs! There are several brands of them here in the states.

    PS Contrary to what it says on the label, you DONT have to be Jewish to eat them!! :laughing:


  10. You know, a few years ago I stumbled onto a huge topic on a message board about how to cook steaks. Everyone suggested this and that marinade, but the predominant overpowering suggestion is that you dont need ANY marinade, bbq sauce, or rub to cook a good steak. All you need is a good piece of meat, Kosher salt and pepper.

    Prior to learning this, I was always a fan of bbq sauce, and cooking my meat well done. Well, the first time I cooked a steak with only Kosher salt and pepper, I produced the best steak that I ever tasted!! And I ate it without any BBQ sauce.

    SO, if there is anything I can contribute to readers, it is this...

    1) Start with a good selection of meat... T BONE or Porterhouse.

    2) Leave at room temp for 30 minutes.

    3) Cover steak with fresh ground pepper on each side. Then cover each side with Kosher salt.

    4) Grill on the highest heat possible for 5-7 minutes on each side. [Charcoal grills will take longer to cook.]

    Anyway, I have LOVED this BASIC approach to cooking meat!

    In recent months I have bought Webers Big Book of Grilling. It is a nice chunky book! I love the fact that in the steak section it gives homage to the basic recipe of Kosher salt and pepper.

    I havent tried any thing else from the book, but I do have a nice South Western chicken recipe, that I will post later.

    Cheers..

    -Brian


  11. I actually bought the 2 CD compilation of songs called, America: A Tribute to Heroes.

    I found MANY of the songs to be very somber, but I must admit I DO love the remake of Pink Floyds "Wish You Were Here" by Limp Bizkit and Johnny Rzeznik.

    Now, most Floyd fans think that any remake of the original is blasphemy, but I really love this song. They also remade some of the lyrics too..

    So,

    so you think you can tell,

    Heaven from hell,

    Blue skies from pain,

    Can you tell a green field,

    From the cold steal rail

    a smile from a veil,

    Do you think you can tell?

    So,

    So do you think we can change,

    everybody that hates,

    before its too late?

    So proud to be free,

    but who can we blame?

    don't be ashamed,

    do you think we can change?

    How I wish,

    How I wish you were here,

    We're a world of lost souls,

    swimming in a fish bowl,

    year after year,

    running over the same old ground,

    what have we found?

    the same old fears,

    I wish you were here,

    We dont need,

    need any more pain,

    we just need to remain

    on the very same page,

    so much to gain,

    no more loosing a friend,

    we're loosing ourselves,

    we just need your help,

    so glad you're here

    So glad you're here.


  12. Things that have passed the test include the Ipod, a DVD player and a Foreman grill. Those that have not include Tivo, a video camera and a cell phone.

    OK Carl, how did TIVO not pass the test??? :: :: ::

    What part of pausing live tv, rewinding live tv, do you not like?

    And that's not all, you can put your directors, actors, and other keywords into your wish list and woola, TIVO will bring up a list of programs that you can record with the touch of a button. And let's just say, for instance, you love the show The Shield staring Michael Chiklis. September rolls around and season 5 gets underway... with Tivo you can set up a Season Pass that will record every episode of The Shield with just a few clicks on the remote!

    Furthermore, if you have DirecTV Tivo all shows recorded are in a digital format, plus you can get into a 40 hour Tivo for around $50.

    If you get a standalone Tivo, then you can get 'TIVO to go' which allows you to transfer your favorite shows from Tivo to your pc.

    Last but not least, if you have a tv Tuner card, like the ATI All in Wonder, you can capture shows from your Tivo and burn them onto a DVD.

    Please, Carl, for the love of God, and all things that are good, please reconsider your view on Tivo! ;)

    Sincerely;

    The Tivo Police

    PS... what was the rest of your post about? ::


  13. Google images returned close to 2000 images for "James Hetfield" alone. Lets hope you have a lot of spare time and a really fast internet connection to find the one picture you are looking for. ::

    If the show is on a DVD or will be re-aired on television, then another alternative is to capture a 'still' photograph using either the DVD player or tv tuner card on your pc. Nearly all media players/tuners on a pc have this feature. Unfortunately, 'still' photographs are not that great of quality.

    Good Luck!


  14. Am I the only one watching the mini series, Into the West? It is directed in part by Simon Wincer! As any fan of great westerns will know, Simon Wincer also directed the series Lonsome Dove! Of course, Steven Speilberg's name has more marketing value, and all you hear about is how 'Into the West is produced by Steven Speilberg'.

    From IMDB.com:

    An epic tale of two figures during the American colonization of the west, one white and the other Native American. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble.


  15. It sounds like Anna Nalicks song Breathe (3am). The part that matches what you wrote goes:

    2Am and I'm still awake writing this song

    If i get it all down on paper it's no longer inside of me threaten' the life it belongs to.

    You can listen to the entire song HERE.

    Full lyrics:

    2 Am and she calls me cause I'm still awake

    Can you help me unravel my latest mistake

    I don't love him and winter just wasn't my season.

    Yea we walk through the doors so accusing their eyes

    Like they have any right at all to criticize

    Hypocrites you're all here for the very same reason.

    Cause you can't jump the track

    We're like cars on a cable and life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

    No one can find the rewind button girl

    So just cradle your head in your hands.

    And breathe, just breathe, whoa breathe just breathe

    May he turned 21 on the base of Fort Bliss

    Just today he sat down to the flask in his fist

    Ain't been sober since maybe October of last year

    Here in town you can tell he's been down for while

    But my God it's so beautiful when the boy smiles

    Wanna hold him but maybe I'll just sing about it

    Cause you can't jump the track

    We're like cars on a cable

    And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

    No one can find the rewind button boys so cradle your head in your hands

    And breathe, just breathe, whoa breath just breathe

    There's a light at the end of this tunnel you shout cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out

    And these mistakes you've made

    You'll just make them again if you'll only try turnin' around

    2Am and I'm still awake writing this song

    If i get it all down on paper it's no lonmger inside of me threaten' the life it belongs to.

    And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd

    Cause these words are my diary screamin' out aloud

    And I know that you'll use them however you want to.

    But you can't jump the track

    We're like cars on a cable

    And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,

    No one can find the rewind button now

    Sing it if you understand...yeah breath

    Just breathe, ohho breathe,


  16. There was a popular country song by Tommy Shane Steiner called "What are we going to do about it". This song is often refered to as 'The Starbucks Song'. If you do a google search on 'The Starbucks song' that will lead you to other parodies of the song as well.

    Lyrics:

    OK, PICTURE THIS: I?M STANDING IN THE WORLD?S LONGEST LINE AT STARBUCKS

    YOU KNOW THE ONE DOWN ON?.YEAH RIGHT THAT ONE.

    ANYWAY, I?M STANDING THERE

    I?M HALF ASLEEP, OF COURSE NO MAKE-UP ON

    AND THIS GUY I?VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TAPS ME ON THE SHOULDER

    I TURN AROUND AND HE SAYS!

    DID YOU KNOW THERE?S 35 STARBUCKS AND 3 MILLION PEOPLE IN ATLANTA

    THE ODDS OF YOU AND ME BEING IN THE VERY SAME LINE ARE STAGGERING

    IS IT COINCIDENCE OR IS THERE A POWER BIGGER THAN YOU AND ME

    THAT MADE US BOTH CRAVE A THREE DOLLAR CUP OF COFFEE

    HOW LAME IS THAT? AND THAT?S NOT THE END OF IT, BEFORE I COULD SAY ANYTHING HE GOES:

    Chorus

    HEY, HEY, HEY TELL ME CAN YOU FEEL IT

    IT?S FILLING UP THE ROOM, THERE?S SOMETHING GOING ON

    SEE THAT LITTLE SPEAKER IN THE CEILING

    LISTEN REAL CLOSE IT?S PLAYING OUR SONG

    LOOKS LIKE FATE HAS FINALLY FOUND US

    IT?S GOT US SURROUNDED

    SO TELL ME

    WHAT WE?RE GONNA DO ABOUT IT

    HE STARTED SINGING! THERE?S SOME STRANGE GUY IN STARBUCKS SINGING TO ME IN LINE.

    EVERYBODY?S STARING I WAS SO EMBARASSED AND I?M THINKING WHO IS THIS FREAK!

    I KNOW WHAT YOU?RE THINKING

    YOU?RE THINKING MAN THIS GUY?S A TOTAL FREAK

    YOU THINK THE CASE I?M MAKING FOR DESTINY IS A LITTLE WEAK

    WELL YOU SHIRT IS YELLOW, MY SHIRT IS BLUE MY FAVORITE COLOR?S GREEN

    PRETTY AMAZING IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

    WELL NO, I DON?T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

    Chorus

    Bridge

    COME ON NOW YOU HAVE TO ADMIT

    WE COULDN?T HAVE WRITTEN A BETTER SCRIPT

    WHAT A GREAT STORY TO TELL OUR KIDS

    Chorus

    TRUE STORY, I KNOW, I COULDN?T BELIEVE IT EITHER

    WHAT DOES HE LOOK LIKE? WELL I?LL PUT IT TO YOU LIKE THIS:

    I?VE GOT TO GO HE?S GONNA BE HERE ANY MINUTE. NO, I?M NOT KIDDING!

    I?M SERIOUS, I?VE GOT TO GO, I?LL CALL YOU LATER

    OKAY, BYE


  17. I agree with AddictedtoClassic. Fixing the pop up problem is not going to solve all of your problems. You need a good anti virus program, anti spyware program, and a firewall.

    Most people dont want to pay for this stuff, if you do, I highly recommend Kaspersky anti virus personal. For a software firewall, Outpost is good.

    Microsoft has a free anti spyware program (beta). I guess it's better than nothing.

    Norton products are most popular, and probably do the job. Usually if you watch and wait, you can get their products for FREE (after mail in rebate). If you go this route I would get Norton Internet Security (this is a combination of firewall, anti virus, and anti spam program).

    There are several things I dont like about Norton, but those reasons could really drag out this e-mail.

    As always, make sure your computer is kept up to date with all the Windows Updates. Quick link: from your internet browser click TOOLS, and go down to Windows Update.

    Also make sure your Office program is up to date as well. Office Update Link

    You can order free service pack updates for Windows, and Office programs HERE.

    PS #1) GOOGLE also has a free pop up blocker that works great.

    PS #2) If you want to see how vulnerable your pc is to spyware, and hackers go through this test at GRC. Click to begin test Click on Proceed, then click on "ALL SERVICE PORTS". If you don't pass in the 'stealth mode' you have ports that are open to hackers and spyware.

    Hope this helps.


  18. Next weeks performers on Jay Leno is a good line up:

    KEANE will appear on April 28th.

    SNOW PATROL will appear on April 29.

    ANNA NALICK will appear Monday April 25th.

    Keane made the cut for the 7th 'Music of Choice' list-suggested by Earth Angel.

    Snow Patrol has a few albums out. In past months, their hit 'Run' became a favorite of mine.

    Anna Nalick is already causing me a lot of regret. She performed at a FREE concert here in Portland that I did not go to! :: Her song "Breathe 2AM" is now a huge hit.

    If any of these spark your interest set your VCR or TIVO now. ::


  19. Here's a thread with an "encouragement" theme...hope this helps you.

    Click here

    HEY! I resemble that thread!! ::

    Thanks Peaches for remembering! By the way, I am still volunteering for that place, and ALWAYS open for song suggestions!

    Ess, between then and now, I have come up with other songs that you may consider...

    Faith of the Heart - Rod Stewart

    Hold Your Head Up - Argent

    Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks

    Who doesn't know what I'm talking about

    Who's never left home who's never struck out

    To find a dream and a life of their own

    A place in the clouds a foundation of stone

    Many precede and many will follow

    A young girl's dream no longer hollow

    Survivor - Destinys Child

    Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

    Lean on Me - Bill Withers

    The Moment - Melissa Etheridge ?

    Hope some of these help.


  20. Great four word-or less-movie reviews, stolen from www.fwfr.com:

    ANIMAL HOUSE:

    "From Beer to Fraternity"

    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK:

    "God 1, Nazis 0"

    THE RING 2:

    "Destroy Ring? Bad Idea!"

    KRAMER VS KRAMER:

    "I bet Kramer wins"

    TITANIC

    "ICY DEAD PEOPLE" It's a little morbid but still worthy of a good >>> :laughing: :laughing:

    (Get it? 'I see dead people' from The Sixth Sense!) This is the top all time review from that website. Link to the TOP 100 reviews.

    Feel free to post your favorite from the site or come up with your own! :jester:


  21. Where in NY?!

    According to THIS SITE he will do a book signing on April 19th.

    Details:

    Nick Mason, one of the members of Pink Floyd and author of Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd. 7:00 PM. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th St. 212.253.0810.

    Here is another link for various locations, including Seattle, San Francisco, LA, Ridgewood, NJ. LINK

    I think I heard the same interview on our local classic radio as well. I couldn't listen to the whole thing so I don't know who they interviewed.

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