“I swear they’re out there … “

July 8, 1947 ~ The Air Force says it was just a weather balloon but a rancher in the area says it was more like a couple of saucers put together with flashing beam of lights. So begins a legacy of government coverups, denials and legend. Roswell’s city fathers did the smart thing and marked the date with an annual festival that continues today.

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The meaning of snafu, clusterfuck, and shitshow: There’s a difference 

This is good. Not because of all the cussing but because it’s spot on all the way through.

The antidote to clusterfuckery, Sutton argues, is a willingness to confront the possibility of failure and disappointment built into every new venture, and to plan accordingly.

Source: The meaning of snafu, clusterfuck, and shitshow: There’s a difference — Quartz at Work

Fleetwood Mac cancel remainder of North American tour after Stevie Nicks comes down with the flu

Karma.

Fleetwood Mac have canceled the remainder of their North American tour, including an appearance at New Orleans Jazz Fest , due to singer Stevie Nicks ’ bout with the flu. “While she is feeling better already, management has consulted with her doctors and have decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour to allow for her full recovery,” the band said in a statement.

Source: Fleetwood Mac cancel remainder of North American tour after Stevie Nicks comes down with the flu

The Birth of Grunge

Seattle, April 6, 1980 ~ Andrew Wood and his brother form Malfunkhsun.

Wood’s room mate is Chris Cornell who forms … Soundgarden.

Wood moves on to front Mother Love Bone.

Wood, battling addiction, dies in March 1990. Mother Love Bone — who includes Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard — add a fellow by the name of Eddie Veddar to front the band. They soon become — Pearl Jam.