Hey, hey, hey…PAR-TAY! I love a jukebox and I had no idea there was a national celebration day. ~Vic
From National Day Calendar:
On the day before gathering around the turkey, gather around the nearest jukebox to celebrate National Jukebox Day! As Americans flock to their hometowns for Thanksgiving, many will head out to neighborhood bars and restaurants. They’ll catch up with friends and family and, celebrate by playing great songs on their local jukebox.
The name jukebox is thought to originate from places called juke houses or jook joints. In the early 1900s, people congregated in these establishments to drink and listen to music. Throughout history, the jukebox continued to evolve with the times. While the Blue Grass Boys played to sold-out audiences in the Grand Ole Opry, guys and gals danced the night away by playing their song over and over, again, on the jukebox at a local pub. With the advancement of technology, today’s jukebox is more versatile than ever before. Throughout each era, from big band, jazz, country and blues, to rock & roll, acoustic, and electric, and everything in between, the jukebox has played it all.
In 1889, Louis Glass and his partner William S. Arnold invented the first coin-operated player in San Francisco. They were both managers of the Pacific Phonograph Co. Formally known as the nickel-in-the-slot machine, the player included a coin operation feature on an Edison phonograph. However, it played a limited selection of songs without any amplification.
When recording artists first crooned into microphones and cut records into vinyl, an aspiring inventor in a Chicago music store worked nights to build a box that would play both sides of the record. The Automatic Entertainer was introduced by John Gabel and included 24 song selections.
The 1930s were considered the start of “The Golden Era” for jukeboxes as manufacturers including Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., The J. P. Seeburg Corp., The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp. and Automatic Musical Instrument Co., competed to produce them for diners, saloons and other entertainment locations.
1946 ushered in “The Silver Age” for jukeboxes as market demand for the newest and greatest technology soared. Fashionable and sleek, jukeboxes weren’t just music players, they were centerpieces often flamboyant with color and chrome. Neon and sci-fi became a tremendous influence on style as well.
The 1960s was the start of a new modern age for jukeboxes. Designs of coin-operated models went through radical changes, not only because of the availability of new materials, such as plastic but also because of the need to accommodate customer demand for more song selection.
In 1989, compact-disc mechanisms replaced the older record style players as newer technology became affordable and rapidly implemented among the general population. Jukeboxes started to become more of a novelty than a necessity.
TouchTunes founded National Jukebox Day to celebrate the iconic jukebox and the powerful memories it evokes in people.
Terry Stafford (Elvis sound-alike)
Twenty-five years ago, this week (November 19/25, 1994), the song Spin the Black Circle by Pearl Jam debuted on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart (Page 79/ called Album Rock Tracks in 1994), entering at #16 (also its peak). Released November 8, it was the first single from their third album Vitalogy. Produced by Brendan O’ Brien, it was written by Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard.
Mike McCready had difficulty with the leads and Jeff Ament didn’t like the punk sound at the time. Per Vedder, the lyrics reflect a love of vinyl records but, there could be interpretations of similarities with drug addiction.
The most [Vedder] will do is proselytize against the extinction of the LP, as he does in “Spin the Black Circle,” one of the few songs from Seattle in which a needle has nothing to do with heroin.
Vitalogy has a number of gripping songs that match the soaring anthems of Ten. The first three tracks are a promising start: “Last Exit,” “Not for You” and especially “Spin the Black Circle,” a revvedup thrash tribute to vinyl, rock harder than anything Pearl Jam have ever done.
From David Browne with Entertainment Weekly (December 9, 1994):
Pearl Jam still hasn’t developed an individual style to match that of its profoundly uptight singer, Eddie Vedder. Guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready continue to play sloppy, characterless riffs. [T]heir punk song, ”Spin the Black Circle,” is a little flabby, like dinosaur rockers trying to prove they’re into Green Day.
The song peaked at #18 November 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first Pearl Jam single to enter this chart. It also peaked at #11 on the Billboard Alternative chart (called Modern Rock Tracks in 1994). It peaked in the top five in Australia, New Zealand and Norway.
I don’t know what this means. I don’t think it means anything.
Lyrics (From LyricFind)
See this needle
Oh see my hand
Drop, drop, dropping it down
oh so gently
here it comes
touch the flame
Turn me up
won’t turn you away
spin the black circle
spin the black, spin the black
spin the black circle
Pull it out
a paper sleeve
Oh my joy
only you deserve conceit
Oh I’m so big
and my whole world
I’d rather you
rather you, than her
spin the black circle
spin the black, spin the black
spin the black circle
Oh you’re so warm
oh, the ritual
as I lay down your crooked arm
spin the black circle
spin the black, spin the black
spin the black circle
Spin the black
Spin the black circle
Spin the black circle
Update: Less than 24 hours after I posted this, YouTube snatched down the video. If they continue, YouTube won’t have any videos left to watch. So, that being said, I am leaving the original link and adding what I can find. ~Vic
Fifty years ago, today, Cass Elliot of the The Mamas & The Papas appeared in the TV special The Mama Cass TV Show. Directed by Sid Smith, it was an hour-long musical variety show co-produced by Chuck Barris. Guest stars were Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Buddy Hackett, Joni Mitchell, John Sebastian, Mary Travers and, Elliot’s group, The Mamas & The Papas.
[This was] a one-shot pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up. In 1968, Mama Cass had launched her solo career and was hoping to move into television. This one-hour program only aired once on ABC-TV and was never shown, again. The show features Mama Cass Elliot with special guest stars, John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful), Joni Mitchell, Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary), Buddy Hackett, Martin Landau and Barbara Bain (husband & wife, both from Mission: Impossible and later, Space: 1999).
Mama Cass: Dream A Little Dream Of Me, “River Of Life,” I Can Dream, Can’t I, Dancing In The Street.
Mama Cass with Joni Mitchell: Both Sides, Now.
Mary Travers: And When I Die.
Mama Cass with Joni Mitchell and Mary Travers: I Shall Be Released.
John Sebastian: She’s A Lady.
Mama Cass with John Sebastian: Darlin’ Companion.
There are also comedy sketches with Buddy Hackett (who is dressed very groovy mod!), Martin Landau and Barbara Bain.
An IMDB Summary:
A vignette of a bar-room/liquor-store in the West [with] no plot, per se. However, this short is usually regarded as the first “Western” in the sense that it depicts a western scene.
The film lasted one minute, had no action and the role of a barmaid was played by a man.
Summary From The Library of Congress:
Shows tap room of the “Miners Arms”, stout lady at the bar and three men playing stud horse. Old toper with a silk hat asleep by the stove. Rough miner enters, bar maid serves him with Red Eye Whiskey and he proceeds to clean out the place. Barmaid takes a hand with a siphon of vichy and, bounces the intruder with the help of the card players, who line up before the bar and take copious drinks on the house.
So the film’s supposed to be set in one of the rough mining towns that were part of the Wild West. Also, it was definitely named “Cripple Creek” for a reason. Cripple Creek, Colorado, was a real-life ranch town that experienced a major gold rush in the late 19th century. In 1890, Robert Miller Womack struck gold and, six years later, the town had swelled from a mere 500 souls to well over 30,000 gold-fevered prospectors. All in all, something in the range of a half-billion dollars worth of gold would be extracted from the area.
An Article From: The Chris Thomas Files
A few people have asked for an update. Unfortunately, there is not a huge amount to say at the moment.
Over the last 20 years, we have seen an increase in the frequencies and types of energies that are available to us. These energies have come from the sun’s increased activities as well as new energies coming from outside of our solar system. There are also new energies arriving from the centre of the galaxy, which have been gradually growing in strength for a few years and, which will reach their peak frequencies during December.
In addition to all of these energy sources, there is also a new energy at work which is designed to help clear up a few “loose ends” that humans have not been able to clear for ourselves. These loose ends are things like the continuing Velon attacks on the Earth and people, and the Velon attempts to mislead us into believing things that are not [to] our benefit. The success of this energy is mirrored in the way in which people are now rejecting concepts like “Angels”, Ashtar Command, the “healing” ship Neptune, etc…that the Velon have been trying to make people follow. Instead, […] people are now seeing beyond these misleading concepts and looking for the underlying truth to what is happening, as well as realising that humans are responsible for ourselves [themselves]. Nobody is going to step in and do the work for us.
But, the main focus of these new energies is to break the power structures that have been holding us back. […] the work of the “Illuminati”. The main source of the Illuminati power-base is to do with money and how it is controlled. By controlling the money supply, they control people. By keeping people in poverty, wage-slaves, they control the way in which people think and act. This pattern of control needs to be broken to allow us all to open our minds to other possibilities and to move on to soul re-integration.
We have seen how shaky the financial system actually is over recent years with the deliberate manipulation of mortgage insurance. Fortunately, this deliberate attempt at impoverishing ordinary people did not work as well as the Illuminati would have liked and it has caused a lot of damage to the banks despite the Federal Reserve “rewarding” banks with several trillions of dollars for their part in the scam. What this new energy is doing is to push the unstable foundations of the banks a little further than the banks intended. The result of this is that the banking system is currently in a state of meltdown. This meltdown has not reached the mainstream media, yet but, it is happening.
I would suggest that people try to have some kind of cash reserves at home, enough for a couple of weeks, as the meltdown continues as we should start to see the failure of some banks over the next couple of weeks.
However, there is no need to panic, whilst some banks will inevitably collapse and close their doors, this should not last for very long as other banks, that remain in business, take up the slack. But, it does mean that the whole banking system will need to be re-structured, so it is likely that over the next few months, cash will be in short supply. Given all of the current indications (there are many reports on the Internet), this should not last beyond September but, there is no way of predicting how bad the crash will be or how long it will take to re-adjust the system.
[Note: This was written in 2012 so, when the failures started, there was a mad dash by the banking cartel to hide what was going on. These “band-aids”, as it were, did not fix the problem…only delayed it. It is still insolvent.]
Other than that, most things are fairly quiet at the moment.
We have successfully raised our energy frequencies to reach frequency parity with the Earth at 3.5 KHz and have begun to reject all of the Velon ploys at misleading us. So, this current time is one of clearance on deep levels as well as consolidation of our new energies. Once the banking situation becomes clearer, we will be able to move on to even more personal clearances and taking on new energies that will move us forwards to full soul re-integration later on this year. Everything is happening as it should be. Everything is happening in its correct time frame (albeit a little later than originally intended) and everything is moving forwards on its intended path.
I hope this helps but, if people want more detail, and some help in working more closely with their higher self, I suggest my book Synthesis which was specifically written for this time.
Download the PDF version HERE.
A Blog Post From: The Chris Thomas Files
Generally speaking, the recent essay regarding Mother Earth’s response to the Spring Equinox has resulted in very positive responses from people. Those who are sincere about undergoing soul re-integration have received the essay in the light of how it was written…we need to resolve our own problems and we cannot rely on anyone else to sort our problems out for us. Those who know that they have problems, or “issues”, still to be resolved reacted with interest but, tended to grumble about “lack of time”. Those [whose] ego made them think that they were not only ready but, were in the forefront of change, started to realise that maybe they had work to do after all. Those who are the drones of the Velon reacted by attacking me and my work, both verbally and psychically. This, I see, as a good sign as the essay obviously rattled the Velon’s cage.
Most people read the essay in realistic terms and have recognised that they, now, need to move their lives forwards, working very closely with their higher selves. However, there were a few aspects which were not fully covered or explained in the essay, for which I apologise and, these aspects are addressed in this addendum to the essay.
[Q:] I believe that I am ready to re-integrate but, nothing is happening. I have tried shouting at my higher self but, still I feel no signs of change. Why is this?
[A:] There are two aspects to this question.
Firstly, it could be that you hope you are in a position to re-integrate but, your higher self can see that you still have a few problems (issues) to clear and, so, you are not actually ready to undergo re-integration just yet.
Secondly, it could be that you are ready for this change. It is just that your higher self considers your best option is to wait until it is a better time where there can be a mass re-integration for those in the western world.
Do not forget that you and your higher self are one soul. You, the physical aspect, is about one-quarter of the total soul whilst your higher self makes up the remaining three-quarters. You are not separate from each other. This means that your higher self has a much greater perspective on what is needed to be done and has access to a much higher level of knowledge than you, as the physical self, does. If your higher self can see that it would be better for you to wait until a mass shift is possible, then, that is what your higher self will plan to happen and, no amount of screaming and shouting by the physical self will change the situation. So, it is a question of being patient and ensuring that you are as ready as you can be. When the time is right, your higher self will let you know in terms that you will not be able to misunderstand.
[Q:] If people are ready to re-integrate and their higher self agrees, how can they carry on with their normal lives if they, then, give out an unmistakable aura?
[A:] Essentially, they cannot. People who have undergone soul re-integration give off an aura that is very much more powerful and far-ranging than “normal” people. If you tried to carry on your normal life, you would not be able to. You would either be swamped by people demanding that you sort their problems out for them, effectively a new religion would be built around you, or you would be arrested and taken into custody and experimented on by the military.
There are those who have fully re-integrated their soul back into their bodies in the last number of years. Most of these Human Beings live in traditional, tribal communities away from the western world. However, there are groups of Human Beings who do live in communities in the west. You will not have encountered or heard of these communities as they keep themselves very much to themselves. If someone approaches their community, they place a psychic barrier around themselves, or the community, so you will not be able to make contact with them unless they want you to and the only people they want to make themselves known to are those who have also re-integrated.
These communities also have psychic barriers around the whole area so that if someone tries to remote view them, they will see a normal landscape psychically projected and not the community itself. These communities of true Human Beings are totally self-sufficient in their every need. They have psychically cleared all pollution from their area, whether that was air, ground or water and grow all of the food the community needs for themselves. They do not have, and do not need, any contact with the outside world. However, they do work very closely with Mother Earth and do all that they can to ensure that She is helped in any way that is needed.
[Q:] If people have re-integrated since October 2011, why have we not heard about them?
[A:] Well that was really answered in the last question…except for one point. If your higher self has decided that it would be best for you to re-integrate before everyone else does, then your higher self will make special arrangements.
You will know several days in advance that your higher self considers that all is ready for you to re-integrate. By the time you reach this stage of readiness, there will not be any confusion about whether it is your higher self speaking directly to you. This will allow you enough time to say your farewells to those who are not re-integrating with you.
In the days leading up to your re-integration, your higher self will have communicated psychically with several of the already established communities. By communicating in this way, your higher self will have made arrangements for you to join the community that is considered best for you. On the day that you re-integrate, a member of that community will translocate into your home and help you to understand your new capabilities. You will immediately recognise this visitor because of your heightened awareness and psychic communication capabilities. You would not be misled if someone other than a Human Being turned up. When you are ready, you will then translocate, with the community member, and take up residence in your new community. In other words, you would effectively disappear from your home area.
[Q:] How do children and teenagers fit into this situation? Surely, they are too young to understand the concepts involved?
[A:] We have known that we needed to return to being a full soul within the body during this period ever since the Human Plan was put into action 7,000 years ago. This means that every single soul that is physical on the planet, at this time, is here to be a part of this change. Do not forget that, on a soul level, children are the same age as adults. They just have a newer body.
Virtually all of the children born, in the last twenty years, have decided to be physical at this time. Many have come here to try to help adults understand that change is necessary and that they cannot continue on the planet unless they change. So, children are at the forefront of this change. It is adults who have the problems.
To continue reading, download the PDF version (it’s eight pages) HERE.
[Note: This PDF was originally posted on The Spirit Guides UK Network Forum Blog Post on April 9, 2012.]
A Blog Post From: The Chris Thomas Files
Quote from Chris Thomas:
∞ First of all, I would like to pass on the gratitude expressed by the Earth Consciousness to all of those who expressed their love and support towards Her on the morning of Tuesday the 20th of March 2012. Much was achieved and a great deal learned. ∞
Over the years, I have spoken to a great many people about the change of consciousness that is occurring on the planet. I always asked the question:
“What is the best way of achieving soul re-integration?”
Whether in groups or individuals, the most common answer was:
“Somebody will come in and do it for us.”
It was only on very rare occasions that the correct answer was given:
“We need to work on ourselves and work with Mother Earth.”
Why is it that we look for help outside of the Earth? Could it be that we lack confidence in ourselves? Could it be that we have adopted the scientific materialistic view and see the Earth as an inert lump of rock? Could it be that we have forgotten that
everything that we are, whilst human, we owe entirely to Mother Earth? Or, all of the above?
Humans live on a free-floating planet whose very soul has dedicated Her existence to our nurture and well-being. If it was not for Mother Earth, humans would not exist and, yet, the majority of people never acknowledge Her existence, let alone realise that everything that we are, or ever could be, is totally dependent upon Her and the abundance She has provided us with. We, as a soul, have chosen to come to Earth in order to take on a human life. In order to become human, our soul receives permission from the Earth and, then, connects to the Earth consciousness. This is why the first chakra is also called the “root” chakra as our soul connects itself directly to the Earth’s soul in order to take on physical, human form. In order to become human, we, literally, connect our soul to the Earth’s. This is how it has always been.
Throughout the whole of human history, we have needed to become integrated with the soul of the Earth in order to take on human form and, yet, we seem to have forgotten this fundamental fact. We also seem to have forgotten that our soul is much, much bigger than the portion that inhabits the physical body. The soul of a human is immense and, for reasons discussed later, we divided it into two portions: the higher self, comprised of three-quarters of the total soul and, the physical self, comprised of the remaining one-quarter. We are currently very close to the time where we will be able to fully merge the two aspects of our soul back into the physical body. But, instead of remembering that, in order to achieve soul re-integration, we need to work very closely with the Earth, we look to something or somebody from outside of our solar system. Why?
Spring Equinox 2012
Since 1996, every soul that has chosen to take on human form has made a series of choices. The primary choice has been whether to proceed to re-integrating the whole of the soul back into the physical body or not. This was a free choice, nobody stood in judgement of us. This was a decision made by both the higher self and the physical self together. In the period since 1996, other choices have been made and each human alive on the planet, today, is very different to what they were in 1996. The last major decision we individually made was in November 2010 when the opportunity to raise our personal energies was available to us. By raising our personal energies, we would reach frequency parity with that of the Earth.
The reason for the need to achieve frequency parity with the Earth involves a long explanation and is covered fully in my books and, previous essays but, essentially the story is this… The soul is pure energy without any physical density. In order to become physical, we needed to slow down the lower frequencies of the soul to match those originally chosen by the Earth. The frequency originally chosen by the Earth was 7.56 Hz and all of the life on Earth resonated at that frequency. When humans first came to the Earth, we had the whole of the soul within the physical body and we modified our root chakras to also resonate at 7.56 Hz. However, this frequency proved to be too low to maintain the whole of the soul within the human body and we decided to work with the Earth to find out what this “base-note” frequency needed to be raised to in order to be able to maintain the whole of the soul within the human body.
The Human Plan
The Human Plan was begun 7,000 years ago and all that it was intended to do was to work out what the new base-note frequency was needed to be in order to maintain the whole of the soul within the human body. This is why it was called The Human Plan. It only really applied to humans. All other forms of life on Earth were very happy with the original frequency and experienced no problems. A time limit was set, on The Human Plan, so that if a new satisfactory base-note frequency could not be found, humans would leave the Earth and return to their place of soul origin.
This is the purpose of human life over the past 7,000 years and, with a great deal of help from Mother Earth, that new frequency was discovered. On the 30th of May 2000, the Earth altered Her base-note frequency to the new frequency of 3.5 kHz overnight. All of the life on Earth, apart from humans, also changed their energy patterns on that day. Humans being humans decided we needed a little more time to think about it.
The final date that humans could make their decision was November 2010 and, so, began an acceleration of human root chakra frequencies that took a year to complete. Finally, on the 28th of October 2011, humans once again achieved frequency parity with the Earth and the human root chakra now resonates at 3.5 kHz. This was the very last date that could be accommodated within the Human Plan. Remember, this change of frequencies was solely to benefit humans. Every other form of life on the planet did not need to make this change. This is a prime example of how Mother Earth provides for us, nurtures us and gently guides us to help us achieve our goals.
The 28th of October has another significance. It was the actual end of The Human Plan, allowing us the time between 28/10/11 and 21/12/12 to get our act together and undergo our completions. Those who are familiar with the Mayan Calendar will know that the date 28th of October 2011 was when the Calendar completed all of its “rounds”. On that date, the Mayan Calendar registered a date of 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.13. signifying the end date. On 21/12/12, the Calendar resets itself to 0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0. signifying that a new set of rounds is beginning and nobody knows how long the new “Sun” will last but, it will be an absolute minimum of 5,000 years.
To continue reading, download the PDF version (it’s 13 pages) HERE.
[Note: This PDF was originally posted on The Spirit Guides UK Network Forum Blog Post on March 25, 2012.]