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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

The Talisman Ring
Georgette Heyer
Progress: 43 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %

Earworms: 1994

It is 1994.

 

Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley.  The Woodstock '94 concert, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1969 concert, is held in Saugerties, New York.  Headliners include Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills & Nash, Metallica, Aerosmith, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The lead singer of Blind Melon, Shannon Hoon, is forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony on account of disruptive behavior, and is later arrested for assault, battery, resisting arrest, and attempting to destroy a police station.  The surviving Beatles (George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr) secretly go into the studio to provide new backing tracks for unreleased work by John Lennon (a gift from Yoko Ono), with Jeff Lynne producing.  Grace Slick is arrested for pointing her shotgun at police in Tiburon, California.  Reopening of the legendary Fillmore club, in San Francisco, with a set from Smashing Pumpkins.  Pearl Jam files suit against Ticketmaster, claiming the latter is a monopoly.  The Eagles reform, which they had said they would do "when hell freezes over" - and launch their Hell Freezes Over tour.  They become the first band to charge over $100 for concert tickets.  Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC sets fire to her husband's shoes, inadvertently setting fire to their house.  Aerosmith becomes the first band to debut a song on the internet, in a deal with Compuserve.  Garbage, Smash Mouth, and Maroon 5 form.  Death of Kurt Cobain. 

 

Big Hits: The Sign (Ace of Base), The Power of Love (Celine Dion), Bump n' Grind (R. Kelly), I Swear (All-4-One), I'll Make Love To You (Boyz II Men), On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men), Whatta Man (Salt-n-Pepa featuring En Vogue), Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen), Loser (Beck), Any Time Any Place (Janet Jackson), Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (Elton John), Wild Night (John Mellencamp featuring Meshell Ndegeochello), Endless Love (Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey), All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow), and Secret (Madonna).