Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 10-5-2015

Ye gods, but that’s SOMETHING … 

I told you — yesterday — I’d dropped a terabyte capacity external drive: complete with some 800 gigabytes of media and family photos.

I’m … 

Well, the word ‘unhappy’ is the one that sums it up best.

Or, at least, most politely.

At any rate, I’ve managed to find a local local computer repair place: one that’s happy to try getting what it can off the drive.

I’m thankful I’ve a little cash to at least put down a deposit, there.

Otherwise?   I’d DEFINITELY be onto a losing streak.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, license and video

Q1) 10th June, 1967, saw Israel end the Six Day War.   Which country had they been fighting?
Q2) 10th June also saw the end of the Chaco War: in 1935.   Name either of the belligerents.
Q3) 10th June, 1947, saw Saab produce its first car.   Saab has its origins in which European country?
Q4) 10th June, 2003, saw the Broadway opening of the musical, Wicked.   It’s based — via a 1995 novel, and a 1939 film — on which Frank L. Baum children’s book?
Q5) Finally … 10th June, 1977, saw the menacing fish, Jaws, finally caught: after killing goldfish in a goldfish breeding lake in Kent.   What kind of fish WAS Jaws?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th June, 1915, saw the birth of guitar hero, Les Paul.   What name was he born under?
Q2) During the 1950s, he recorded music with his wife.   What was her name?
A2) Mary Ford.
Q3) The electric guitar that bears his name is made by which guitar company?
A3) Gibson.
Q4) The pickups on that guitar — designed to cancel interference — are known as what?
Q5) Les Paul was a guitar builder.   Guitar builders are also called … what?
A5) Luthiers.
Q6) He’s also credited with popularizing the technique of recording audio tracks on top of other audio tracks.   This is called over … what?
A6) Overdubbing.
Q7) Paul worked with tape recording company, Ampex: on a Sel-Sync machine.   This allowed for what type of recording?
A7) Multitrack recording.
Q8) Les Paul was influenced by — and a fan of — which Gypsy guitarist?
Q9) During WW2, Paul worked with which famous girl band?
A9) The Andrews Sisters.
Q10) Finally … Les Paul’s last US number 1 — a version of Vaya con Dios — was in which year of the 1950s?
A10) 1953.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Constitutionally I don’t exist.”

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, born 10th June, 1921.
And a little something from Howlin’ Wolf …

Have a good day … 

*        I think the thing that gets me, Debbi, is that — in PART — it’s my own fault for putting the drive  next to the printer.   I’m ALSO still annoyed at Amazon.   The REASON I was spending quite a bit of cash on there, and got stung by Amazon Prime, was I wanted an internal drive: one with double the capacity, to replace the one that got trashed.   BEFORE it got trashed!  Timing is a bit of a git … !

†        Famously, Reinhardt’s fretting hand was damaged in a fire: leaving his ring and little fingers fused together at an awkward angle.   It didn’t stop him playing.   It just made G-shaped chords easier to do.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Interesting about Reinhardt.

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