Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti_Donate Now!

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For a soldier|19
Paul Hardcastle|19

In WWII, the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam, he was "19."

What about Iraq?


"19" is a song by British musician Paul Hardcastle released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985). The song features dialogue by television narrator Peter Thomas, and a strong anti-war message. The track is about America's involvement in the Vietnam War and the effect it had on the soldiers who served. "19" features sampled dialogue and news reports from Vietnam Requiem, an ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by veterans.

The title "19" comes from the documentary's claim that the average age of an American combat soldier in the war was nineteen, as compared to the claim of World War II's 26. The song incorporated bits of interviews from soldiers as well. This claim has since been disputed. Undisputed statistics do not exist, although Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF), the source for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, shows a large number of deaths (38%) were ages 19 or 20. According to the same source, 23 is the average age at time of death (or declaration of death). The song also comments that while the tour of duty was longer during WWII, soldiers in Vietnam were subject to hostile enemy fire almost every day.

Nineteen topped the pop charts in the UK for five weeks, and reached the top twenty in the USA, where it also topped the dance chart. For a while it was the top selling single in thirteen countries (helped by the fact that versions of the song were recorded in French, Spanish, German and Japanese), and it received the Ivor Novello award for Bestselling Single Of 1985. The song's English language release came in at least three different 12" versions, each with an alternate cover design. Hardcastle was later sued by ABC for his unauthorized use of samples from the documentary.

Famous record and television producer Simon Fuller named his management company 19 Entertainment after he signed Paul Hardcastle to Chrysalis Records and the single went to number one.

The same year British comedian Rory Bremner, using the band name The Commentators, released a parodied version of the song as N-n-n-n-nineteen Not Out, about England's tragic performance in test cricket, with references to the England cricket team's disastrous 1984 home series against the West Indies in which the England captain David Gower had averaged 19.

The song inspired the videogame 19 Part One: Boot Camp.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Running Up That Hill

The Screaming Room

The Vault|Hartford c. 1987

The Screaming Room|2010
The Hurt Locker



Not. Even. Once.

Event Astrology|Hitting the SEND button

The Screaming Room|2010

Event Astrology|Grant Submission Composite

2010 Portfolio

Well, you can't really count on loading photos in numerical order without having Blogger put them in reverse order, even though I put them in reverse order in the first place.

All I'm gonna say is WISH ME LUCK!!!

All photos ©2009, Bernard M Lynch Jr

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Screaming Room|Behind the Mask
The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Haitian Earthquake|Please Donate

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The Weather Report|Is it me, or is it cold?

This Day in Disco History|1979
The Village People's YMCA

YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if...

you were tripping your brains out and were in a serious leather bar along the lines of The Mineshaft or The RamRod or The Anvil? This is the closest you will ever come to witnessing a bacchanalian scenario straight out of purgatory.

Brilliant camera work by the entire team of IRREVERSIBLE, a rough film, to say the least, with the most brutul rape scene ever committed to film.

The Screaming Room

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Jack Ketchum's THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.

Astrology|Natal & Progressed Chart

Natal Transit Astrology|Hitting the Lotto. Maybe!

Jupiter Sextile Mercury

Uranus Conjunct Mars

Moon in the 5th House

Irving Penn|Sleep

The Screaming Room|GRACE [2008].
No saving this GRACE.
Written & Directed by Paul Solet

Sorry, but Nicole Kidman and Jessica Lange would have taken this movie to parts unknown. Great flick, almost comedic in its desperation, but I just kept thinking of Nicole & Jessica.

Still. Worth the labor. Slurp.

Mark Rothko|Orange and Yellow Painting

Dancing Shirtless Pays Off!!!
SquareHippies Popped My Cherry

I suppose it's every girl's dream come true, but I would like to thank all the little people who hunt and peck their way to the most audacious orange tree on the internet, OrangeMercury.

Even more so, I'd like to thank my new friends and fans over at SquareHippies for not only being a fan of OrangeMercury, but for being the FIRST, yes, the FIRST external blog to include me in their BlogRoll of THE SHIRTLESS ALLIANCE.

I knew, back in the 70s, it was mighty radical to rip off one's shirt in a heated amyl nitrate dancing frenzy (think THE BREAK or Sylvester's MIGHTY REAL, or Karen Young's HOT SHOT dropped around 1:30a) but to be almost 50, never seen on a dancefloor (hey kids, I'm a legend, and either you were there and you're dead, or you weren't there and you've only heard the stories!) and most unlikely to rip off my shirt in the gym locker room, I mean, hey! It's a start!

So next time you even THINK about THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, get your fingers (and your eyeballs) over to my new friends over at SQUAREHIPPIES, where even a guy in scrubs taking a picture of himself in the mirror with an iPhone can be a starlet. (That's you, Preston!)


Today's posts will be about everything SQUARE!!!!