Hola people! Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. I hope you had a great Mardi Gras week and Ash Wednesday. Coming up now is America Saves Week – February 22-27, 2021
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My Foodie Adventures If you are taking the trek up to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) check out Maria’s and Enzo’s Ristorante. Pick up a pizza slice. It’s delicious! Note: COVID-19 protocols are in place throughout the property.
Nostalgia I miss reading as a kid Dynamite, Creem, Fangoria, and Boy’s Life magazines. Here’s other 70’s and 80’s magazines you may recognize and where they stand now:
- Dynamite My all-time favorite kids magazine brought to you by Scholastic. Fortunately, archive.org assembled some issues to read. Here’s a good article on some of the covers. Unfortunately, I could not find why the magazine went under but this gentleman brings back memories why Dynamite was great. Enjoy!
- Creem America’s Only Rock and Roll Magazine. Here’s a documentary trailer about Creem that came out in 2020.
- Fangoria Same people that ran Starlog ran this gory and horror publication. Here’s two fanboys talking about Fangoria memories as adolescents back in the day,
- Boy’s Life Another cool magazine for boys was this publication from the Boy Scouts. As a Cub Scout, this magazine taught me a lot. Here’s a cool collection. It’s still going strong as the re-named “Scout Life”.
- Starlog For sci-fi lovers, this was the magazine to read. Here’s what happened to this gem.
- CRACKED This was basically the same humor magazine as MAD and CRAZY. Here’s the archive. Enjoy!
- Mad Magazine For me this magazine is one of my favorites due to the humor and the cartoons from Al Jaffee (just retired at age 99), Sergio Aragones and my favorite MAD artist Don Martin. Here’s a great MAD site for the fans! Latest on MAD Magazine.
- Bananas A copy of Dynamite for older kids (teens). Here’s a cool collection of covers.
- CRAZY Another Marvel Comics publication to compete with MAD and CRACKED. Enjoy the archive!
- Pizzazz I have just come to find out this magazine was owned by Marvel Comics. My top 3 favorite as a kid. Hey, there was even a commercial! This article explains a little bit why it disappeared.
- Ranger Rick
- Sesame Street
- Electric Company
- Doctor Who Annual and Magazine
Here’s a visual collection of other favorite magazines and good article on 70’s and 80’s t-shirts! Damn, I am old.
Webinar(s) to check out
FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models
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70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week Growing up in a Latino household in the 70s and 80s, Salsa music ran rampant in my house and Grandparents home for Sunday dinner. So this past week, I have been listening to Johnny Pacheco’s compilation of Salsa music. He was the founder and musical director of Fania Records, who has passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the age of 85. Here’s my favorites from this pioneer of Salsa music:Fania All-Stars-Live At The Cheetah Club Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa Latina) – Full Movie-Johnny Pacheco, Musical Director
Celia Cruz y Fania All Stars en Africa (1974)
Spotify-This is Johnny Pacheco
Damn, another Fat Boy bites the dust! Prince Markie Dee of the Fatboy’s rap group dead at 52.
Where are they now? “Happy Gilmore” takes a golf swing this past week.
Something miscellaneous you may get a kick out of that involves:
- Florida Marisa Romero’s work on OnlyinYourState.com is very cool. She’s one of the best guides on what’s in Florida and Georgia. Here’s her latest post on vintage games in Oviedo, FL.
- Finding work Check out this past Back on Track newsletter I created on some job boards to search for work.
- Book In the past couple of weeks, I have been reading the next installment of “The Secret” series called “The Greatest Secret“. I haven’t implemented the tips yet but it looks promising. Go read it.
- Health This isn’t good. More deaths in England and Scotland may be due to obesity and excess body fat than smoking
- Productivity Check out: Why Setting Goals Is Important by inspirechief
- Podcast I have been listening to Snap Judgement for years now when I would take my lunch break and sit in the car listening to it on NPR. Snap Judgement mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
- Playlist For me, back in 90’s the collaboration between Whitesnake’s David Coverdale and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page was golden. Here’s the playlist and here’s a great podcast describing the importance of the album at that time. Just learned: David Coverdale & Jimmy Page are working together.
- Something nice You can 3D print anything…even castles. https://chdr.tv/f4191
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