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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

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
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

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).