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April 2, 2020

Awesome Instruments Made From Firearms

A firearm is a portable gun, being a barreled weapon that launches a single or multiple projectiles often defined by the action of an explosive.

The first firearms in the world were invented during 13th century in China when the man portable fire lance (a bamboo or metal tube that could shoot ignited gunpowder) was combined with projectiles such as scrap metal, broken porcelain, or darts/arrows. The technology gradually spread through the rest of East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and then into Europe.

In older firearms, the propellant was typically black powder, but modern firearms use smokeless powder or other propellants. Most modern firearms (with the notable exception of smoothbore firearms) have rifled barrels to impart spin to the projectile for improved flight stability.

Modern firearms are typically described by their bore diameter (75mm) or calibre (.357) or gauge (12 ga.), the type of action employed (muzzle, breech, lever, bolt, revolver, semi-automatic, or automatic) together with the usual means of deportment (hand-held or mechanical mounting).

They may be further distinguished by reference to the type of barrel used (rifled) and the barrel length (19 inch), the design’s primary intended target (anti-aircraft), or the commonly accepted name for a particular variation (Gatling gun).

Firearms may sometimes be referred to as small arms when they are intended primarily for use by military forces if they can be carried by a single individual.

Firearms are aimed visually at their targets by hand using either iron sights or optical sights.

Only Goat In The World That Enjoys Punk Rock

Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as proto punk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels.

By late 1976, bands such as the Ramones, in New York City, and the Sex Pistols and The Clash, in London, were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.

By the beginning of the 1980s, faster, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and Oi! had become the predominant mode of punk rock. Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk also pursued a broad range of other variations, giving rise to post-punk and the alternative rock movement. By the turn of the century, pop punk had been adopted by the mainstream, as bands such as Green Day and The Offspring brought the genre widespread popularity.

Bike Helmet Inspired By Shiny Disco Ball

Disco is a genre of dance music. Disco acts charted high during the mid-1970s, and the genre’s popularity peaked during the late 1970s. Its initial audiences were club-goers from the African American, Hispanic, gay, psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Disco also was a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Women embraced disco as well, and the music eventually expanded to several other popular groups of the time.

In what is considered a forerunner to disco style clubs, in February 1970, the New York City DJ David Mancuso opened The Loft, a members-only private dance club set in his own home. All music claims some have argued that Isaac Hayes and Barry White were playing what would be called disco music as early as 1971. According to the music guide there is disagreement as to what the first disco song was. Claims have been made for Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa” (1972), Jerry Butler’s “One Night Affair” (1972), the Hues Corporation’s “Rock the Boat” (1974), George McCrae’s “Rock Your Baby” (1974), and “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974) by Biddu and Carl Douglas. The first article about disco was written in September 1973 by Vince Aletti for Rolling Stone magazine. In 1974 New York City’s WPIX-FM premiered the first disco radio show.

10 Worst song lyrics ever

It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines… (sorry Dickens) The best songs are
those that win music reviews and have lyrics that move us, bring us joy and transform us. The worst songs could not win any music have tunes that annoy or lyrics that can be puzzling, ridiculous, crude or just make us cringe.

Lyrics have changed through the decades in line with popular culture. In the innocent
50s, song lines were full of doo whop, la la and baby, the 60s started to get a bit
more sophisticated, but then rapidly became the drug fuelled nonsense of the 70s.
The crazy sounds of the 80s gave way to lots of arse waggling, bling and assorted
names for female parts across the 90s and naughties.

Some songs just have a random, illogical line that stands out as unfathomable, silly
or downright stupid. Rhyme is often their downfall, such as
“Song she sang to me, song she brang to me” (Play Me by Neil Diamond).

1. Sometimes the lines are both illogical and repetitious, just ask The Back Eyed Peas
in My Humps:

“What you gon’ do with all that junk?
All that junk inside your trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps (Check it out)”

In others, the whole premise of the song is just wrong, like My Achy Breaky Heart by
Billy Ray Cyrus and no, don’t worry I’m not going to irritate you with the lyrics.

Here are some of the best of the worst, the type that has strangely hit the music news again and again;

2. Shania Twain and Mutt Lange – Honey I’m Home
“My panty line shows / Got a run in my hose / My hair went flat / Man, I hate that”

Wow Shania. Sounds like you’re chatting to your girlfriend on the phone and you
know what, that ain’t the kind of down home, simple-life song we want to hear.
Although obviously some folk liked it as it is her seventh and last number one single
to date on the Billboard country singles chart.

3. Puff Daddy and Mase’s – Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
“Young, black and famous / With money hangin’ / Out the anus”
The rest of the stream of consciousness lyrics are along a similar and fairly nasty
vein. This was the first single on Sean Combs’ debut album No Way Out in 1997. It
spent six weeks at number one and was also the first chart single for rapper Mase.

4. Written by The Neptunes and recorded by Kelis – Milkshake
“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, / And their like
It’s better than yours, Damn right it’s better than yours,
I can teach you, / But I have to charge”

I love the plain silliness of this song and its associated video clip. It’s catchy, sexy
and ridiculous. It received mixed music reviews in 2003 from ‘brilliant’ to ‘odd’.

5. Written by Jimmy Webb – MacArthur Park
“Someone left the cake out in the rain / I don’t think that I can take it ’cause it took
so long to bake it / And I’ll never have that recipe again… Oh, no!”

This Grammy Award winning glorious song was first recorded by Richard Harris,
made famous by Donna Summer and now revived in Priscilla the Musical. Webb told
interviewers the lyrics were symbolic of an ended love affair. Uh huh, sure, we get

6. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
“Some people call me Maurice / Cause I speak of the pompitous of love”

Now what does that mean? Apparently pompitous or pompatus was a newly coined
term, but for what? This is a self referential song back to previous hits by the Steve
Millar Band as well as other band’s songs. My favourite line is ‘Really love your
peaches/ want to shake your tree’. The song hit number one on the charts when first
released in 1974 and again in 1990 after it featured in an advert.

7. Paul McCartney – Ebony & Ivory
“Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don’t we?
We all know that people are the same wherever we go
There is good and bad in everyone
We learn to live, we learn to give
Each other what we need to survive together alive”

Some song music is wonderful but the lyrics just make you want to throw up, don’t
they? McCartney recorded this gut-wrencher with Stevie Wonder and it went to
number one in the UK and US in 1982. I said the 80s were crazy. It was a tight race
for worst lyrics between this song and The Girl is Mine – a saccharine duet with
Michael Jackson.

8. Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
“You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye / Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte”

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Simon’s biggest hit is ranked 72 in the
Billboard Greatest Songs of All Time and was released in 1972. Although apparently
meant to be a combination of egotistical men, Warren Beatty is pretty sure it is him.
Others implicated by rumour or Simon herself include Nick Nolte, Kris Kristofferson,
Mick Jagger, David Bowie but definitely not her one time husband James Taylor.

9. Benito Benitez, John “Virgo” Garrett III (aliases for German producers Michael
Münzing and Luca Anzilotti), Thea Austin and Durron Butler – Rhythm is a Dancer

“I’m as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer”

Produced by Snap and released in 1992, I wonder which of these five writers take
credit for this gem of a line? It was a huge hit topping the charts in several countries
including the UK.

10. Mark Chapman, Nicky Chinn/ Toni Basil – Mickey
“So come on and give it to me anyway you can / Anyway you want to do it, I’ll take it
like a man / But please baby, please don’t leave me in this jam Mickey
Oh Mickey, you’re so fine / You’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey

This song released by Toni Basil is a cover of Racey’s 1979 hit Kitty, written by
Chapman and Chinn and is dangerously in Achy Breaky Heart territory. Just plain
awful and wildly successful in the first days of MTV. Hey Toni – please put down
those pom poms and stop already.

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