Saturday, December 30, 2017

Keith's Music Spotlight

I have to post this...This is my grandson's current favorite song...It's a very good song...I can see why he likes it...It has a nice melody...

It's by a new artist...Khalid...Billed as a "19 year old sensation"  Time will tell if in fact he is that...but he has a good first release...

Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an African-American singer and songwriter.

He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016 and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

His debut studio album, American Teen, was released on March 3, 2017. The album received critical acclaim upon release, and was subsequently nominated for several Grammy Awards, including for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song (for "Location").

Friday, December 29, 2017

Weekend Humor

One day Mr. Smith, the president of a large corporation, called his vice-president, Dave, into his office and said, “We’re making some cutbacks, so either Jack or Barbara will have to be laid off.”

Dave looked at Mr. Smith and said, “You can't do that....Barbara is my best worker, but Jack has a wife and three kids. I don’t know whom to fire.”

The next morning Dave waited for his employees to arrive.

Barbara was the first to come in, so Dave said, “Barbara, I’ve got a problem. You see, I’ve got to lay you or Jack off and I don’t know what to do?”

Barbara replied, “You’d better jack off. I’ve got a headache.”


Have a great weekend and an even better New Year!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! Ten years!

Ten Years ago today....Using my wife's basic design....I began this blog...The first of three blogs.....This was my introduction to the internet.....Before Escapades, Before Facebook and Twitter, Before Good Foodie, there was this blog, Keith's Space...

This started as just a little hobby...I had no idea, no concept that in ten years I'd still be doing this, writing this blog....but here I am...Still at it...I've outlasted a lot of blogs that were in existence when I started and a lot of blogs that came along after I started...I'm still here.

I sure don't see another ten years of doing this, but who knows....????

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Keith's Music Spotlight

I heard this and I thought it was John Legend....It was so nice to be wrong! This is New comer Daniel Caesar.....Thanks to my friends over at okayplayer.com....I've been put on to him....

He's from Canada...

All signs are pointing to an even brighter future for Daniel Caesar, whose blossoming career is already the talk of the music industry.

The Oshawa, Ont.-raised R&B-soul singer, born Ashton Simmonds, arrived seemingly out of nowhere for many listeners in 2017.

Most of the attention centres around his debut full-length album "Freudian," which recently picked up two Grammy nominations.

 It also landed a cozy spot on several critics' best-of-the-year lists, after tracks like "Get You" and "Japanese Denim" enjoyed prime positions on popular streaming music playlists.

On Wednesday,Daniel Caesar finished off a sold-out run of five nights playing a 1,500-capacity venue in Toronto. Spotted in the crowd were pop singer Shawn Mendes and model Hailey Baldwin.

Daniel Caesar's rise in popularity stands out especially because it came without much support from Canadian radio stations. Airplay is still considered a significant tool in making most artists household names.

So Check it out, Here are five things to know about the 22-year-old performer's background, his rising stardom and his growing fan base of celebrities:

GOSPEL ROOTS: Daniel Caesar grew up in a Christian household rich with worship songs. His father Norwill Simmonds is a gospel singer with two albums of his own available online.

Daniel Caesar has peppered his music with spiritual flavour over the years, particularly on rousing slow jams like "We Find Love" and "Blessed," which both incorporate choral vocals.

His live shows carry even stronger elements of the church, with a live choir and organist often backing him up.
TROUBLED TEEN: Daniel Caesar has spoken openly about a period in his teenage years that briefly landed him in hard times. After getting expelled from private school and a falling-out with his father, he decided to leave Oshawa for Toronto, where he occasionally slept on park benches when a friend's couch wasn't available. His aptly named 2014 EP "Praise Break" spends time exploring this period when he distanced himself from his past. Daniel Caesar has since mended ties with his family, though he's stayed put in Toronto.

'FREUDIAN' PRINCIPLES: While his two EPs were widely seen as promising, the August release of "Freudian" ratcheted up expectations. Produced by Toronto duo Matthew Burnett and Jordan Evans — who've worked with Eminem, Drake and Nicki Minaj — the album instantly elevated awareness of his talent. Caesar was selected as Apple Music's "Up Next" artist, which helped "Freudian" debut at No. 25 on the Billboard albums chart. Even more stunning is that he's accomplished these feats as an independent artist without the backing of a major record label.

'SHOOK' BY HIS PEERS: Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Chris Martin and Erykah Badu have all praised the newcomer. Daniel Caesar was particularly smitten with Stevie Wonder's support. "He came in and asked to hear (my) song again. And that was probably the craziest part to see Stevie Wonder vibe out to a song I wrote," he told The Associated Press earlier this year. "I was very shook.... I'll never forget that moment." The singer's Grammy nominations for best R&B album and best R&B performance for "Get You" will certainly draw more famous names to his team.

HOT TICKET: Capping off a stellar year, Daniel Caesar booked a show at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, not far from where he lives. Tickets sold out quickly, so they added a second show, and then a third. He ended up booked for five concerts. Crowds at his Toronto shows were notably boisterous, considering that Caesar is merely getting his career started. They roared with approval and sang along to his most popular tracks as if he'd been playing them for years. The singer returned the love by marching out surprise guests every night, including Canadian artists Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Day Wilson and R&B veteran Melanie Fiona.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Weekend Humor

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.

After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off.

 "Because," he said "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."


A real stinker, I know...Have a great holiday weekend anyway!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Suckered

The Republicans just passed their Tax Bill...America just got suckered!

An estimated 13 million Americans are projected to lose health insurance.

Commuters will no longer receive a perk that has saved them money.

Some residents of high-tax states like New York, New Jersey and California will pay more in taxes.

And more than half of American households could face tax hikes in coming years. That's because their new tax breaks are set to expire after 2025. And their taxes could creep up because the IRS has been directed to use a less generous gauge of inflation in adjusting tax brackets.

Republican lawmakers have sold their far-reaching legislation as benefiting everyone in the long run because, they argue, it will speed up economic growth. But most economists say that any boost in growth would be modest in the long term. And most argue that at least some of the tax benefits will be undermined by the much higher budget deficits that help pay for them.

Here is a list of the losers, now that this Tax Bill has been signed.-


THE UNINSURED
The tax bill removes a penalty that was charged to people without health insurance as required by Obama's 2010 health insurance law as a way to hold costs down for everyone. By eliminating this mandate, the tax bill will likely deprive 13 million people of insurance, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office.
The repeal of the health insurance mandate will help preserve revenue to pay for the tax cuts. The government would no longer have to subsidize as many low-income people receiving insurance. This change would generate $314.1 billion over 10 years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
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COMMUTERS
It could get more expensive to ride the subway or park your car near work. Employers would no longer be able to deduct from their taxes the cost of providing parking or transit passes worth up to $255 a month to workers. Bicycle commuters would also lose their benefit from companies.
Technically, companies could still offer this benefit. But under the tax bill, they will lose the financial incentive to do so. Such a change could have the effect of reducing ridership on public transit and possibly increase costs for riders on rail and bus systems.
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HOMEOWNERS IN HIGH-TAX STATES
The bill imposes a $10,000 cap on taxpayers who deduct their state, local and property taxes — and the cap isn't adjusted for inflation. Currently, there is no limit on how much in state and local taxes you can deduct. Some Republican lawmakers in such high-tax states such as California and New York voted against the bill because their constituents' taxes could increase as a result of the provision, but the measure still passed.
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TAXPAYERS AFTER 2025
Most Americans would receive tax cuts initially. But the lower rates and a host of other benefits would expire after 2025. This effectively sets up an $83 billion tax hike for many millions of Americans in 2027. More than half of taxpayers would pay more in taxes that year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

What's more, people's taxes could continue to creep up because the plan will adjust the tax brackets at a less generous measure of inflation than it formerly did. The slower indexing for inflation amounts to a $400 billion tax hike between 2028 and 2037 that would help finance the lower corporate rates, Lily Batchelder, a New York University law professor and former Obama White House adviser, observed on Twitter.

Congress could decide years from now to extend the lower tax rates. But doing so would increase the deficit far more than the $1.5 trillion now being estimated by Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation.

AMERICA!!  YOU GOT SUCKERED!  

There is a cost to elections....You elected this incompetant clown who has no business in any public office and you're going to pay for it...

The shame of this is...A number of you won't even realize it!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekend Humor

An old man lived alone in Ireland. He wanted to dig his potato garden, but it was very hard work.

His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison for bank robbery. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament.

Shortly, he received this reply, "For HEAVEN'S SAKE Dad, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the Money!"

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen policemen showed up and dug up the entire garden, without finding any money.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asking him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Now plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do from here."

Everybody have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

New Federal Housing

NOW THAT'S FUNNY!

Everybody have a great weekend!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Humor



Everybody Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What I've Learned.


1. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

2. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

3. Sometimes Life Gives You A Second Chance.

4.Whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

5. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

 6.You can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you in your corner!

7.No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

8.Maturity has more to do with the types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

9. Background and circumstances might have influenced who you are, but we are responsible for who we become.

10. No matter how old or wise you think you are, life never stops teaching you things.

 PEACE!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekend Humor


A little girl who was writing a school paper asked her father, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?"

"It's mostly a matter of degree." the dad replied.

" Let me show you what I mean". With that the dad picked up the phone and dialed a number at random.

A man answered the phone and the dad says, "Hello, is Homer there?"

The man on the other end answered, "I'm sorry, you must have the wrong number. There's nobody here by that name."

The father hangs up and immediately hits redial, "Hello, is Homer there?" asks the father. "Now listen up buddy, there's nobody here by that name so quit bothering me!"says the man on the other end of the line.

 The dad listens as the man slams the phone down. "You see.", says the dad, "He is starting to get angry. He hits redial and a loud voice comes on the line. "HELLO!" 

The man yells. "Yes, is Homer there?" asks the father calmly. 

"Are you crazy?" the man screams, " I told you Homer doesn't live here so don't call back again!" then he slams the phone down again. 

"Did you hear that?" the father asked the little girl, "Now that is what anger sounds like." 

"Now you're going to hear exasperation."  he says!

He picked the phone up and hit redial again. "HELLO!" boomed the voice on the other end. 

"Hello" the dad says politely, "Hi.This is Homer, have I had any calls?"




EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT WEEkEND!



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