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December 2017

Advanced Features In Windows 9 Start Menu | Top 5 Features Expected

By | X - Unpublished/Private

We have seen a lot of rumors on the web regarding the build of an upcoming operating system from Microsoft such as a leak of Windows 9 release date, the inclusion of Start menu in Windows 9, an introduction of Microsoft’s private Visual Assistant Cortana in Windows 9. We have seen this leaks with screenshots leaked by some German and Russian blogs. After being badly criticized for Windows 8, Microsoft wants to win the faith back. We saw many people who used Windows 8 on their desktop returned to Windows XP or Windows 7 due to the absence of old “Start” menu they were astonished and were shocked to see Windows without a start menu. The start menu was Window’s one of the most used feature, and users could not digest the absence of it, and it was very hard for them to search for basic things in the newly introduced tile version in Windows 8. Razer synapse not working Even to shut down the PC, people had to scroll the mouse to the corners of the screen which was sometimes very irritating. But now Microsoft is out with rumors that it will be back with their classic Start menu with a modern touch.

The classic start menu with a modern touch will be one of the features to look out for in Windows 9, and there will be a handy change from Microsoft to get back on the right tracks. Here are few key features that are expected to the start menu of Windows 9:

  • The new start menu has a personalization option where a user can choose his color as per his preference.4
  • The user can Add and Remove apps from the search bar in the start menu.
  • The search bar in Start menu can search the computer and the internet as well.
  • The start menu will automatically change the colors according to the theme you are using.
  • The direct drive access from the Start menu without opening MyComputer.

There are many such special features will surprise everyone, especially for desktop users who were not happy with Windows 8 tile version as they did not have touchscreen feature. We hope Microsoft will rock this time with Windows 9.

Microsoft will be right back on tracks if it comes with the start menu as people are eagerly waiting for it.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 12/24/17

By | Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2005: Iggy Pop was fined by the city of Lucerne, Switzerland for performing too loud during a Stooges concert at the Blue Balls festival in July.

1994: Pearl Jam’s third album Vitalogy reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for one week, the group’s second number one album. The album debuted at number fifty-five two weeks earlier when they issued it on vinyl two weeks prior to the CD & cassette release.

1988: Poison reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first of three weeks with “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” which was their only number one single.

1988: Guns N’ Roses peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Welcome to the Jungle” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

1988: Nirvana began recording their debut album Bleach at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording studios. The group borrowed $600 from a school friend to record.

1983: The Rolling Stones peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Undercover of the Night” which was their twenty-first top ten single in the U.S.

1973: The Doobie Brothers’ guitarist Tom Johnson was arrested in Visalia, CA for marijuana possession.

1966: Elvis Presley proposed to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu during Christmas celebrations at Graceland. They would marry the following May.

1963: The Beatles began an annual holiday tradition when they held the first “Beatles Christmas Show” at London’s Astoria Theatre. The show featured The Beatles and other musical acts performing their hits & doing comedy sketches in between.

Birthdays:
Lemmy Kilmister-singer & bassist for Motorhead born in 1945

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 12/23/17

By | Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2009: Metallica’s self-titled fifth album became the biggest selling album of the Soundscan era since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking album sales for the Billboard 200 album chart in May of 1991. Since its release in August of 1991, it’s sold over 15,620,000 copies.

2006: It was reported that U2 singer Bono would receive honorary knighthood from the U.K. in recognition of his contribution to music & humanitarian work.

1999: Unemployed musician Cristin Keleher broke into George Harrison’s home on the Hawaiian island Maui. Keleher made herself at home ordering pizza, drinking root beer, doing her laundry & calling her mother in New Jersey before authorities arrived & arrested her. Keleher spent four months in jail for burglary & theft.

1996: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx married Baywatch star Donna D’Errico. The couple separated in 2006 & divorced in 2007.

1995: Pearl Jam debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Got Id” which featured Neil Young on lead guitar.

1987: Roger Waters & David Gilmour of Pink Floyd reached an agreement where Gilmour could continue to use the Pink Floyd name & Waters would receive royalties for trademarks such as the flying pig & retained the rights to The Wall.

1978: The Cars peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their second single “My Best Friend’s Girl”.

1964: The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown on a flight to Houston for a concert. Wilson retired from touring, but remained in the band.

1959: Chuck Berry was arrested and charged with violating the Mann Act after taking a 14 year old girl across state lines. Berry was initially convicted & sentenced to five years in prison, but due to Judge George H. Moore Jr. making racist comments, Berry was freed.

Birthdays:
Jorma Kaukonen-guitarist for Jefferson Airplane born in 1940
Harry Shearer-Derek Smalls, bassist for Spinal Tap born in 1943
Ron Bushy-drummer for Iron Butterfly born in 1945
Luther Grosvenor-guitarist for Spooky Tooth, Stealers Wheel & Mott the Hoople born in 1946
Graham Bonnet-singer for Rainbow born in 1947
Dave Murray-guitarist for Iron Maiden born in 1956
Eddie Vedder-singer for Pearl Jam born in 1964

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 12/22/17

By | Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2002: Joe Strummer, singer & guitarist for The Clash died of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect after walking his dog in Broomfield, U.K. He was 50 years old.

1991: The movie Rush opened in theatres across the U.S. It starred Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh & Gregg Allman in his big screen debut as a drug dealer. The soundtrack was written by Eric Clapton, which contained “Tears in Heaven”.

1987: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdosed on heroin and was pronounced dead on arrival. Sixx was revived with two shots of adrenaline in his chest which inspired Motley Crue’s hit song “Kickstart My Heart”.

1982: Bob Dylan visited Frank Zappa at his house and played Zappa a dozen songs, afterwards Dylan asked Zappa to produce his next album. Mark Knopfler ended up producing Dylan’s next album Infidels.

1979: The first of three concerts for the people of Kampuchea were held at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Artists appearing at the concerts included Paul McCartney, Queen, The Who, The Clash, The Pretenders and Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

1978: The Who announced that Kenney Jones of The Faces would replace the late Keith Moon on drums.

1978: Todd Rundgren sued the British Musicians Union after they called a stop to a concert over the radio he was due to perform.

1976: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band received their first Gold record for their live album Live Bullet which later went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.

1973: Todd Rundgren peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hello It’s Me” which was Rundgren’s first and only top ten single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Barry Jenkins-drummer for The Animals born in 1944
Rick Nielsen-guitarist for Cheap Trick born in 1948

 

Live in Concert 12/24/17

By | Live in Concert

On this week’s “Live in Concert” presented by BMW of Columbus, our headliner is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

We’ll hear a true masterpiece from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!

It was captured live at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo on November 22nd, 2009, during their “Working On a Dream” tour. Not only will we hear timeless rock classics from The Boss, but you’ll surely catch the holiday spirit with their renditions of some holiday favorites!

Put a few logs on the fire, pour yourself a glass of Egg Nog, and enjoy our headliner, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! They’re headlining the next Live in Concert.

 

 

 

This week’s setlist:

We’ll also hear classic live sets by:

Jethro Tull
Recorded live in Montreux, Switzerland, on 7/4/2003

The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Recorded live in Knoxville, TN, on 12/8/2009

Heart
Recorded live in Seattle, WA, on 12/12/2013

By | Jeremy's JPEGs

Thurl Ravenscroft, voice of Tony the Tiger, the “Mr. Grinch” vocalist… and the father of “Baker Street” bad boy Raphael Ravenscroft? If not, he should be.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 12/21/17

By | Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2001: Beverly Hills police launched an investigation into why Olivia Harrison listed a non-existent Beverly Hills address as the place of George Harrison’s death.

2001: Kiss made a guest appearance on Family Guy where they appeared in a holiday special Kiss Saves Santa.

1992: Albert King died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis just two days after performing his final concert in Los Angeles. He was 69 years old.

1991: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen topped the U.K. Singles Chart for the second time as it entered the chart at number one. The song was re-released as a single worldwide in the wake of singer Freddie Mercury’s death one month earlier.

1985: Heart reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with their self-titled album which spent one week at number one. On the same chart, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. passed Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the second longest-lasting album in the top ten.

1978: Rod Stewart settled out of court with drummer Micky Waller who claimed he hadn’t received royalties for his work on Stewart’s 1974 album Smiler.

1974: During a Bad Company concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre, Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones joined the group onstage for a rendition of B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby”.

1970: Elvis Presley met with President Richard Nixon at The White House to volunteer his services in fighting the war on drugs. Presley gave Nixon a chrome-plated colt .45 gun & Presley also received a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge.

1970: Traffic received their first Gold record for John Barleycorn Must Die which peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Birthdays:
Frank Zappa born in 1940
Carl Wilson-guitarist for The Beach Boys born in 1946
Nick Gilder born in 1951

 

Dec. 20, 2017

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This is actually a thing that happened, and people are wondering whether it’s finally killed the whole Live Performance of Whatever Classic Thing You Don’t Want Ruined trend. What say you? Are you one of the eight people who saw it? Call in at 334-321-9001 ‘twixt 6-9 am and tell us about it. We’re here.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 12/20/17

By | Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2006: Former Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won a lawsuit granting him a songwriter’s credit & 40% of the royalties from their signature song “A Whiter Shade of Pale” for co-writing the music.

2001: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that his ex-wife Pamela Anderson is an unfit mother.

1980: Pat Benatar peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” which was Benatar’s first top ten single in the U.S.

1980: Motorhead drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor accidentally broke a bone in his neck after a concert in Belfast after showing friends how he can bounce on his head.

1975: Former James Gang guitarist Joe Walsh replaced Bernie Leadon as the guitarist for The Eagles. Leadon left after the band decided to pursue a more “rock” sound.

1969: The Rolling Stones knocked The Beatles out of the number one spot in the U.K. Album Chart as Let It Bleed debuted at number one displacing Abbey Road which returned to the top spot the following week.

1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Down on the Corner” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S.

1967: Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick formed Jethro Tull, named after an 18th century farming tool inventor.

1966: The Beatles recorded the bells and vocal harmonies for “When I’m Sixty-Four” which was released as a single the following June.

Birthdays:
Peter Criss-drummer for Kiss born in 1945
Chris Robinson-singer for The Black Crowes born in 1966