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José Feliciano, Souled

From the Second Chance Shoppe, October 2011 Overall too ornate in the vocal styling, which doesn't equate to emotion in the storytelling. Side 1 is barely tolerable, with the possible exception of "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." Side 2 has "Hitchcock Railway" grooviness and "Hi-Heel Sneakers" sultriness, helping lift the album... but not enough to keep it from going back where it came from.

Family Portrait 2011

Cedar's battery is dying

Red Claws vs Legends, March 20, 2011

Second annual pilgrimage to the Portland Expo for a D-League basketball game, this one with the added incentive of being Girl Scout day. Two brownies enjoyed what must be among the most exciting games played by the Maine Red Claws this season or ever. The game was close at the start, but Texas pulled away by halftime. Sometime in the third quarter, a ho-hum crowd started to sense a shift and the atmosphere grew steadily more energetic, fueled by the reawakened Red Claws. Regulation ended even and in overtime Maine capped a brilliant comeback with a win. Now we're 2 and 0. Texas - Maine End of 1: 19 - 18 End of 2: 55 - 41 End of 3: 82 - 71 End of 4: 101 - 101 End of OT: 105 - 107 For the visitors, Justin Dentmon and Dominique Johnson caught my eye (though the former missed badly on the buzzer shot that would have won the game in the 4th). For the home team, Mario West and DeShawn Sims drew attention, while Magnum Rolle left an impression.

ARISSat-1 to deploy Feb 16

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will deploy ARISSat-1, the first of a series of educational satellites being developed in a partnership with the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. (AMSAT), the NASA Office of Education ISS National Lab Project, the Amateur Radio on ISS (ARISS) working group and RSC-Energia. ARISSat satellites can carry up to five student experiments and the data from these experiments will be transmitted to the ground via an amateur radio link. In addition, ARISSat will transmit still frame video Earth views from four onboard cameras, commemorative greetings in native languages from students around the world, and a Morse code tracking beacon. ARISSat also will function as a world-wide space communications utility for use by amateur radio operators. EDIT: Deployment has been postponed. EDIT: It launched. Next on topic .