Sammy Nestico’s Big Band arranging style

If you grew up watching television during the 1960s and 1970s, you’ve no doubt heard of Sammy Nestico’s arranging style. His musical arrangements can still be heard on reruns of shows popular during the era of television variety shows. Sammy has arranged music for all kinds of groups, but he is the big band he is most remembered for than any other kind of music.

Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sammy Nestico first got his taste of music playing trombone in the David B Oliver High School Band. He became an avid practitioner, so much so that his mother did the opposite of what most mothers tell their children: “Stop practicing and go out and play!”

Shortly after adopting the trombone as his musical instrument of choice, Sammy began arranging music for a small band in high school. These early years would help shape a unique style, one that has become one of the most recognized styles in big band arranging circles.

Sammy’s arranging style is a combination of simplicity and economy. The melody is of paramount importance in all arrangements. The importance of melody combined with an uncanny sense of “balance” between sections make Sammy’s big band arrangements not only fun to listen to, but also to perform. His sense of harmony is not too complex and always fits the character of each and every big band composition or arrangement.

In 1946, Sammy auditioned for staff trombonist and arranger with the newly formed group, the United States Airmen of Note. As the highly skilled ensemble’s first arranger, Sammy honed his writing style by producing dozens upon dozens of big band arrangements for the group.

During the 1960s, Sammy collaborated on recordings with the Count Basie Band. These recording sessions produced some of the most vibrant and performing big band charts of all time. High school and college big bands around the world continue to play charts like “Basie Straight Ahead” and “The Queen Bee.” Sammy has even written that working with Bill “Count” Basie was the musical and personal highlight of his career.

Sammy Nestico continues to compose and arrange big band music to this day. He will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the quintessential big band arrangers of the 20th century. For more on Sammy Nestico’s arranging style, check out his own comprehensive book on arranging, The Complete Arranger.

The 5 most wanted Disney pins to collect

The pin trade at Walt Disney World, which began as part of the Millennium Celebration in 1999, has created a subculture of its own. The process is simple, fun and interactive: You simply buy a Disney pin in the park ($6-$50) and then trade it with other guests, or even cast members wearing lanyards full of pins. The twist, of course, is that some pins are more valuable than others, depending on the year of issue and the quantity produced. Some are so rare they’re instant collector’s items. For a list of the top five most wanted Disney pins, take a look below.

Mickey Mouse with dreamy jewels

This is probably the rarest and most valuable of all Disney World pins, ever! It was released exclusively at Disney’s pin event, Expedition: PINS! in 2008. The pin features a waving Mickey Mouse adorned with over 130 jewels. The pin’s retail value is estimated at $1295.00, but you won’t find this for sale in any Disney store, making its actual price much higher. Only a total of 3 pins were produced, so if you simply must have one, check eBay often.

The Mad Hatter’s Hat

It’s just a small version of the Mad Hatter’s famous green top hat with the mysterious 10/6 label, but it’s actually one of the rarest Walt Disney World pins in circulation. There’s no exact edition number available because this little gem was sold exclusively to cast members in 2003. It’s now a collector’s item…that is, if you can get your hands on it. We hear there may be one or two still floating around Disney World somewhere. Good luck on your search.

Figment Collection Framed Set

Disney World only produced 75 of these pins, which are part of a set of 4 pins commemorating the 2009 Museum of Pin-tiquities event at Epcot. Figment himself appears on this pin against a black background in a circular frame. This was a complete pin awarded to those who completed the Figment Collection framed set, making this small number an exclusive and extremely rare item. It’s not for sale in the park or on the Disney World online pin boat, so your best bet for snagging this one is an online auction.

Donald Duck Wet Paint

Only 1000 of these limited edition pins were produced and sold at the Magic Kingdom in 2001. The pin shows Donald against a yellow background screaming as one of his nephews, who is tracking wet paint everywhere. The small number of pins made combined with the humorous design have made this one of the most sought after Disney World pins. Although it originally debuted at $6.95 at the Magic Kingdom, it now fetches more than $150 at online auctions.

fluber 2000

The original Flubber pin was a surprise hit with collectors. Trading this pin was crazy in the park, and it remains one of the most coveted pins. No one is really sure why the Flubber pin is so popular, especially when ticket sales for the movie weren’t remarkable. That, of course, matters little to a collector. You can still find the Flubber pin floating around Walt Disney World (there were 500 produced, after all), but you have to look carefully. It may end up being quite the search. If you can’t find one after exploring Disney World, you can find replicas for sale at Disney’s online pin store. Just note that the design of the replicas is different from the original – the newer version’s design commemorates 10 years of pin swapping.

If the Disney pin trade has taught us anything, it’s that the value of an ounce under $10 can skyrocket. The surest way to find a valuable pin is to buy ones with a lower edition number (check the back of the pins for the exact number created). Then trade carefully and wisely while in the park. Lastly, always be courteous and friendly to the cast members you want to trade with – they may have the goods you want, but they are busy people with a lot to do. A friendly attitude goes a long way and could even get you a great value pin.

Growing up in a small rural town.

Growing up in a small town had its ups and downs. But oh how I miss him.

The town was small, so small that you knew everyone who lived there. It was nice because we had our own little community.

There were no big stores there. Just a little shop where you could buy bread and milk, that is, if you were there early in the morning, sweets, sodas and little things like that. They also had the old fashioned soda fountain with the bar that you could sit at and drink your soda. Something you don’t see very often these days. In the summer you can buy tomatoes, potatoes and corn on the cob fresh from the garden. They had some small things for the house, but not much. We loved going up there with our pennies. So you could buy candy, 2 for a penny. And the gumball machine that had specks on certain gumballs. If you have that, you have a dime worth of free candy. Oh the pennies I would put in that machine. I thought it was awesome. Free gum and candy on top of that. Remember when you could buy a candy bar, and I’m talking about a bigger one than you buy now and it was only five cents. A pack of cigarettes cost thirty-two cents. Well, the store owners are retired. Which, as a kid, I thought should have been retired many years earlier. His children did not want to continue running the store, they wanted to go live in the city.

We also had a post office that was in the front room of a lady’s house. We would go in there and look in the glass window and see if there was anything in our box. She used to piss me off when they told me what was in my mailbox before she gave it to me. Like I said, everyone knew everyone and knew everyone’s business. If you want to know something, just go to the post office. You found out what was going on in your city without even asking.

Then we had the old school house. I only went there for first, second and third grade. The building was deteriorating and they decided to take us out of the city by bus. The school only had four very large rooms, with a cloakroom between the rooms. Two rooms were on the first floor and two rooms were upstairs. First and second grade were in one room… First grade on the right side and second grade on the left side. The second room had third and fourth graders and upstairs there were fifth and sixth graders in one room and seventh and eighth graders in the other. The other grades were busted. Each room was heated by a potbelly stove. It reminds me of old cowboy movies. Back then, they didn’t have a kindergarten, or it wasn’t thought of at the time, or they just didn’t have enough space for them. It was a great school. We had recess in the morning and in the afternoon and walked home for lunch. What children do not do today. We had one teacher for two grades. So you really got to know her. It was a sad moment when they closed the school and it was scary to ride a school bus to school. And no more going home at lunchtime.

We had many neighbors who planted large gardens and sold their produce. I remember going to a guy’s house and buying tomatoes. He would tell you that I need fifty cents worth of tomatoes. He would take a large bag of tomatoes home. What we pay five dollars today would probably cost us thirty cents back then. I don’t know if everyone got that many or if I was just being generous because there were so many in our family and fifty cents wasn’t that much. I’m sure he gave us a lot. Corn on the cob… I would buy a dozen and he would always add something extra. what a boy

Everyone watched over everyone back then. Today no one wants to get involved. Oh, and did I mention getting in trouble? You think no one sees you until you return home. Like the time I was on my way to a friend’s house and walked through the middle of the train tracks. Wow, I got my butt hot when I got back home. That was a no no. Trains ran pretty fast back then.

And the time I was caught smoking walking down the road. There were eyes everywhere, even if you couldn’t see them. I remember the time my sister and I bought a pack of cigarettes. At that time I had a pack and she didn’t. She wanted some and I wouldn’t give her any. Well I was walking and I lit a cigarette, bang, I lit another, bang, the brat loaded half my pack with the cigarette loads. Talk about crazy. But who could I tell? He wasn’t supposed to be smoking, he was only about 13 or 14 at the time. But sooner or later I took revenge on her. I could never find her cigarettes to get back at. Here years later I found a hardcover book in the closet, I opened it and in the middle of the pages, she made a hole the size of a cigarette pack. What a smart idea. Of course, Mom didn’t find it until she grew up and made herself.

I could go on and on about life in the small country town, but I’m running out of energy. I don’t know what you missed

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens: his training and adaptation to acting in a soap opera

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens (who played gay neurosurgeon Reid Oliver on the soap opera As the World Turns) talks about his acting training in college. That training continued with private training, off-Broadway roles, graduate school, and even his recurring role on the soap opera—where he flexed different acting muscles.

Susan Dansby: Were you interested in acting when you were a child?

Eric Shefer Stevens: Yes. I’m not sure if it was more than most people’s interest, but I was very interested. And in high school, they did musicals; and that was not something I would ever be asked to do. Or anyone would ask me to. So, I never followed through until I was in college, auditioned for the theater program at Wheaton, and got in.

But I kept a literature career. That was my career. And then I moved to New York to pursue it. To see where he went. So, I did a lot of little things here, just through the trade papers. [i.e., Backstage and Show Business Weekly] the one I would audition for, on the Lower East Side, and in the Village, and on the grassroots of the churches.

Susan Dansby: The Off-Off-Broadway route?

Eric Shefer Stevens: Oh yeah. And there is a lot of value in those things.

Susan Dansby: I definitely agree.

Eric Shefer Stevens: But it can also drive you crazy. and i studied here [in New York City], with Michael Howard, who also changed the way I approach everything and changed the way I work. It really kicked my butt at a lot of different things.

I then went to graduate school in 1998 in Alabama. It is mainly classical; but they do new works and contemporary works. Not everything is Shakespeare, despite the name.

Susan Dansby: So the Alabama Shakespeare Festival isn’t just theater? It’s a school?

Eric Shefer Stevens: Well, they’re affiliated with the University of Alabama, which is why I’m such a fan of the Crimson Tide. So you are accredited and do your actual class work through the University of Alabama; but you are a resident of the company as a non-shareholder member of the company.

And so you gain professional experience, and rehearse with people you really admire a lot. By far the most important part of the training was rehearsing and being around people who knew how to do it.

Susan Dansby: That sounds like heaven on earth for an actor.

Eric Shefer Stevens: You’re taking voice, and you were taking movement, and also text, and a lot of history. Specifically, the history of the theater. But other than that, he was just immersed in rehearsals and doing shows.

Susan Dansby: And you mentioned Michael Howard. He’s an acting teacher?

Eric Shefer Stevens: Yes, and it has been for 50 years, here in the City. He has a studio here and continues to teach. He is fantastic and has been a mentor and just a great teacher to numerous people. So, I was lucky enough to be involved with that for a couple of years in the late ’90s.

Susan Dansby: Well, that’s one of the things that really impresses me, because the soaps are very fast. They move so fast. And writers call it a “first draft” medium. Whatever the performance term for that is, it’s probably pretty much the same thing. Where else do you go with your instincts than having a lot of time to delve into the text.

So classical training, and certainly working with an acting teacher, really serves you well, something a lot of people don’t really think about.

Eric Shefer Stevens: Yes, it’s fun too; but it is a personal and unique experience, which I found to be a fantastic exercise. Train a completely different set of muscles. So, you can’t be too much in your head. You prepare as much as you can in terms of memorization, then you make snap decisions.

And because we don’t actually rehearse soap operas, you don’t have a lot of time with the script, you’ve only had it a couple of days before you go shoot it, so they just put you down there on the floor in front of the camera. , And you do it. And so it was, I liked doing that.

Are you kidding? Instead of spending a lot of time wondering how to approach it, she just does.

And that is also very useful: to balance your thinking side or your “background study” side.

WDW Story 101 – "How to buy 27,000 acres of land and no one notices"

Thinking of walking from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot? Think again!

People, especially those who haven’t been to Walt Disney World in many years, always tell me how huge WDW really is. In reality, most people don’t realize how much land WDW actually covers. In fact, it is about 80 times the size of the entire nation of Monaco, twice the size of Manhattan, and the same size as San Francisco, California! So when you say WDW is huge, you’re not kidding!

The Walt Disney World Resort is made up of 47 square miles of land…or about 30,000 acres. Only about 1100 acres of that land is dedicated to the 4 theme parks. In fact, with only 7,100 developed acres, there is plenty of room for expansion!

But how (and why) did Disney buy all that land?

In the early 1950s, Anaheim, the home of Disneyland, was a sleepy little town, surrounded by nothing but acres and acres of orange groves. Originally, Walt Disney wanted his new 8-acre theme park to be built near his Burbank studios, but he soon realized that such a small space would not be enough. So, he purchased more than 160 acres of orange and walnut groves in Anaheim near the Santa Ana Freeway interchange and Harbor Boulevard, and built his “Magic Kingdom” within its borders (while moving 15 existing homes in the process). Today, Disneyland encompasses less than 300 acres, which includes Disney’s California Adventure and additional hotel properties. Relatively speaking, all of Disneyland could fit inside Epcot.

Unfortunately, Walt Disney didn’t buy enough land around Disneyland, and soon after the park opened it was surrounded by tawdry hotels, tourist gift shops, and restaurants. His dream of a fully contained theme park for families was now tainted with views of billboards and fast food restaurants. Walt promised that if he ever built another theme park, he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. He would be sure that they could control the surroundings, which would include camps and first-class facilities for recreation and lodging.

In the early 1960s, Walt and a team of Imagineers, including his brother Roy and General Joe Potter (can you find his name anywhere in Walt Disney World?) embarked on a top-secret effort, known simply as “Project X” (later known as “Project Florida”) to tour the nation in search of a new location for a second theme park. First of all, they were looking for a lot of land…cheap! Second, they wanted it to be close to a major city, with good weather and excellent roads and infrastructure. Reportedly, when Walt’s plane crossed the intersection of I-4 and Route 192 in Florida, he knew that he had found his location.

But how is Walt Disney going to buy thousands of acres of land without landlords holding out for exorbitant prices? the not Something like. Walt Disney created dozens of “shell” corporations, with names like “MT Lott” (get it? Empty lot?), the “Latin American Development and Managers Corporation” and the “Reedy Creek Ranch Corporation” to buy up apparently worthless. of land ranging from swamps to cattle pastures. By May 1965, significant land purchases had been recorded in Osceola and Orange counties (just southwest of Orlando), though no one realized (or suspected at first) that Disney had anything to do with it. One of the first purchases included 8,500 acres owned by Florida State Senator Irlo Bronson.

In late June of that same year, the Orlando Sentinel reported in an article that more than 27,000 acres had recently changed hands. Speculation began that big corporations like Ford, McDonnell-Douglas, Hughes Aircraft, and Boeing (since the Kennedy Space Center was located nearby), like, yes, even Walt Disney. However, in October, Orlando Sentinel reporter Emily Bavar, confirming her suspicions after several negative responses from Disney employees, broke the story that it was Walt Disney who had secretly been behind the purchases of all these lands. . Of course, once it was revealed that Disney was behind the purchases, land prices went up over 1000%! That is part of the reason why Walt bought his first acre of land in Florida for Walt Disney World for $80.00 and his last for $80,000.00!

Disney quickly scheduled a press conference and confirmed the story. With the Governor of the State of Florida and his brother Roy by his side, Walt described the $1 billion project that would become Walt Disney World. In exchange for providing such a boost to the area’s economy, the creation of thousands of jobs, and improvements to Central Florida’s environment and infrastructure, Disney received permission to establish its own charter government, known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District. This quasi-government gave Disney the ability to create its own building codes, do its own zoning and road and bridge planning, and create its own residential community, among other advantages.

When Walt Disney purchased the 47 square miles that would become the Walt Disney World Resort as we know it today, it was nothing more than desolate swamp, scrub forest, and groves. To transform this area into the number one vacation destination in the world, large amounts of Earth had to be moved. Also, since much of central Florida is essentially “floating” on a body of water, an overwhelming challenge presented itself. Disney had to transform this land, while balancing the needs of the environment and the ecology of the area. If any part of the water supply were damaged or removed, it would have caused a massive ecological imbalance in the region.

The first thing Disney did was set aside a 7,500-acre Conservation Area in 1970, which would never be built on. This would preserve the cypress trees and provide land for the natural inhabitants of the area. Second, they developed an engineering marvel by creating a system of more than 55 miles of canals and levees to control water levels. Disney Imagineer John Hench designed this network of canals to blend in with the natural landscape, rather than being built in straight lines. The mechanism that controls the water levels is fully automated and does not require monitoring and requires little maintenance. Quite impressive, considering the property is about twice the size of Manhattan!

Currently, the two municipalities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista are home to Walt Disney World. These two towns are run by Disney employees who live on the property in a small group of “backstage” houses. Although the permanent residential population of these cities is very small (population 20 in 2003), it is home to millions of families who, for a brief period, call Bay Lake “home”.

Over the years, Disney purchased an additional 3,000 acres, bringing the total size of Walt Disney World Resort to more than 30,000 acres. Less than a year after the formal public announcement that it was, in fact, the Disney Company that had purchased all of that land near the intersections of major highways US 192 and Interstate 4, he declared, “Here in Florida, we have something special. I never enjoyed at Disneyland… the blessing of size. There’s enough land here to house every idea and plan we can imagine.” With only about 1/4 of the entire property developed, it seems he was right.

Dating Over 40 – Sex Tips For Men Looking For A New Chance In Their Sex Life

Many middle-aged men feel that as soon as they hit 40, it’s the end for them. They believe that dating someone after 40 is so difficult that it is almost impossible to get a high-quality woman. So what do they do? Unfortunately, they accommodate. Here’s the thing. Men should not settle. It doesn’t matter if you are a 20 year old or a 40 year old. You have to go out and get what you’re worth.

Of course, you have to do something to be desirable to women. In this day and age when women realize the importance of sex in a relationship, you need to show potential partners that you have what it takes to satisfy them in bed. This is especially true if you date over 40 and like younger women. After all, you’re competing with guys half your age.

Follow these sex tips for men and be the lover women dream of:

1. Get fit.

Sex is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. You have to face the fact that if you can’t last long enough for your partner to get the Big O, you won’t be able to satisfy them.

As a man over 40, you probably forgot to take good care of your body. Just the mere act of taking off your clothes takes your breath away. If you’re fit, you can go all night because you have the stamina to last multiple rounds. Surely you can satisfy her in at least one of those rounds?

In addition, you will also look better and sexier. That’s why this is one of the best sex tips for men available. If you’re fit, the mere act of taking your clothes off can serve as an aphrodisiac for your partner.

2. Add more positions to your repertoire.

Herein lies the challenge when it comes to dating people over 40. Many of these men are divorced or just got out of a long relationship. We all know that monotony sometimes sets in when it comes to marriages and long-term relationships. Sometimes sex becomes a chore, so you never really work on getting better.

You should know that while missionary is the best position when it comes to a lot of women, you should add several other positions for variety. He also depends on the girl he is with. For example, a girl you are dating may have a favorite position. That’s why knowing more positions is one of the most logical sexual tips for men. So you can provide whatever is wanted. In addition, the variety adds spice.

3. Learn about lesbian sex.

What what? Yes, you can learn a lot from lesbian sex. You know what they say about women being the best when it comes to satisfying other women? It’s true. After all, they are women too, so they know which buttons to push. If you are still over 40, you can learn a lot from these girls.

Follow these sex tips for men and dating over 40 should be a piece of cake. Very soon, you will be able to find the woman you want to settle down with.

How To Remove Moles From Skin Naturally Using Proven Mole Removal Techniques

If having glowing skin is your dream, then you can have it soon by understanding how to remove skin moles naturally. The group of cells that aggregate to give a dark spot on the face can mar the facial appearance at times. Even if you don’t have deep pockets, it’s possible to get rid of these black and brown spots using proven at-home mole removal techniques.

Surgical methods are not only expensive, but can also lead to difficult-to-remove scars. Many people end up spending more on scar removal than mole removal. This is why it is best to try these harmless home remedies to remove moles from the skin naturally.

So if you are wondering what these home remedies are, here are some of them:

1) A paste made by grinding garlic and onion in equal quantities is quite effective in removing brown spots and backs on the skin. Try the paste in small amounts to see if the paste suits your skin. Use the paste twice a day for at least 4 to 6 weeks to see good results.

2) Another home remedy that is often used to remove skin moles naturally is the mixture of baking powder and castor oil. Combine these two items to create a paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas regularly twice a day. After a few weeks, you may see dark spots disappear naturally without you realizing it.

3) Using a proven mole removal technique is not enough. For radiant skin, you will need to remove all blemishes and smooth the skin. A mixture made by combining sandalwood with turmeric is an excellent conditioner for your skin. It also helps keep bacterial infections away and speeds up the healing of skin moles.

The new boy

Hey everyone, I’m here for the new guy or gal who wants to get started in the affiliate marketing business and have a piece of the pie.

Well, I have to say that before you buy anything or get caught up in the hype, it’s harder than you think. It’s not impossible, but you will lose hair! If you don’t have, don’t rub too hard as the skin is not that thick.

I would say, “READ THE FINE PRINT”, especially when it comes to something like, “ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR LIFE”. Yeah, introductions like that. I’m serious! For God’s sake, investigate! I cannot ask or beg of you enough. I learned the hard way and lost what little but hard-earned money I had in my account. Life lesson. I had to go through channels I don’t want to repeat by having my bank connect me with their investigator and a third party phone call with the company or service to resolve the issue.

In short, please be aware, my friends. We all want to be successful and prosperous and have an amazing life and lifestyle. I know yes, and I am working hard every day to achieve it.

Now let’s get to the good stuff. Getting started can be very frustrating, and knowing the right places to go is vital to getting out the starting gate faster.

STEP ONE: Select a hosting provider. There are so many out there with really great deals to choose from.

iPage, bluehost, HostGator, StartLogic, FatCow, justhost,, SiteBuilder, GoDaddy.

Mine personally is “iPage”. Hosting for 1.99 per year and free domain. Great start and then you can change or upgrade at a later time when you are more established or see results.

SECOND STEP: Choose a Domain name for your Landing page. This can be overwhelming at times, but don’t get too attached to it. Choose a short name that is close enough to the niche or topic you are representing. For example, if you’re leaning toward the health and fitness genre, you might want to use something along the lines of “,” or if you’re selecting a specific product, try to point to that name as closely as possible. . Do not make the site name too long as it is difficult to remember for one thing and another is that in Google, part of the title may be cut off because of this.

Most of the time it will be a broader topic or title so you can have more offers, products or services that fit your niche or category.

The two steps above are the most common way to start your business. There are tons of tutorials on the internet to guide you through the implementation process.

For Products, Services, Marketing, Traffic, and Subscribers, select the ones listed below. They’re great and I’d say most if not all marketers use them in some way.

CLICKBANK. Sign up to get your ads, offers, products, services and earnings.

A WEBER. What to write”.

UDIMI. Building your subscriber list

There are more like these, and other methods, but this is enough to get the ball rolling.

I started with a product that already has the landing page and domain created. I purchased an offer from ClickBank and it was very easy to follow to get started and drive traffic to my offers. It cost me like 37 bucks, and yeah I read the fine print lol. there are update packages there for a later date, but this will launch it. Really cool. But I am still building my own separate landing page for more opportunities to grow and generate traffic to double my subscriber list and make a living.

Well, I hope you get some helpful tips here and can explain some starting questions you might have.

I know that I am not a professional as I am also new to this business. There are definitely more guys here who can add to this with more detailed information and their strategies on how they get going.

So until another time I hope you have a great time in your new endeavors.


Why we love Mike Tyson

First off, you may not love Mike Tyson, that’s fine, but it would be hard to say you don’t love greatness. I think apart from all of us he wants to see greatness in action, particularly in sports. We are inspired by guys like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Roger Federer, Usain Bolt, Muhammad Ali, they move us to achieve more and be better. Just ask any child who they have on the poster on their wall and why he is there. There is no doubt in my mind that Mike Tyson was in that league. There has never been a heavyweight that captivated us and had us on the edge of our seats like Iron Mike. At his best, we saw lightning speed, devastating power, slick defense, and a guy who wanted to fight and win every second of every round. He was young, the youngest champion in history, with an unending promise of becoming the greatest heavyweight in history.

However, we weren’t prepared for that, no one was, to see Tyson fall from such heights and never really get him back. It happened too fast and too soon, many people felt the pain of it whether they admit it or not. Watching him lose to Douglas is punishing for most boxing fans. You may be a Holyfield fan, a Lewis fan or just a Tyson hater, I even remember my coach saying with a smile that “Buster Douglas kicked his ass.” Some people hate Tyson, for whatever reason. As an analogy, take a look at Usain Bolt, do you really want to see him go to prison for three years and then get out and never be able to run a sub-10 100m again? It seems like a lot of people wanted something like that for Tyson.

Holyfield and Lewis were great fighters, but they weren’t Mike Tyson, they weren’t electric, they didn’t have the same trajectory destined for greatness. My question is, was the best of Tyson better than the best of Douglas, the best of Holyfield or the best of Lewis? My answer to that is a definite YES! And if you’re a Tyson fan, it’s not just that he lost or how he lost that’s the hardest part, it’s that what captured and inspired us is gone without replacement. We missed out on greatness and all boxing fans lost because of it, whether they were Tyson fans or not.

In my opinion, Tyson was in his prime for the Spinks fight, and after that he never was himself again. Was his downfall due to Cus D’amato’s death years before? Or the death of his manager and close friend of his Jim Jacobs? Was it because of Robyn Givens, crazy Don King or running off with his trainer Kevin Rooney? Was it because he went to jail? The answer to all of them is another definite yes. Ultimately though, and I hate to say it, Mike Tyson’s downfall was due to Mike Tyson. He made his own decisions and dealt with things the best way he knew how, and when it came to becoming the best, those decisions were sadly not enough. We had expectations for Mike Tyson, he was supposed to fulfill them for us, he was supposed to become the greatest heavyweight of all time so we could be entertained and inspired. He is a heavy burden for anyone to carry.

I read a lot of comments on YouTube and on the net about why Tyson lost, we can talk about Holyfield’s headbutts, or Tyson’s trainers and life at the time, etc., but we need to stay away from that debate, because it’s almost a waste of breath. The best Tyson was gone and there was no glory for Holyfield or Lewis in beating the Tyson who showed up on those nights. We all know he wasn’t a cousin Tyson, the guy who wowed us. These other heavyweights weren’t the inspiration everyone was looking for, they could never replace the Tyson we all knew existed, even if he was gone.

Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi

Sk8er Boi is the second single from pop-rock star Avril Lavigne’s debut album, Let Go. Written by Lavigne and The Matrix and released in 2002, Sk8er Boi reached number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100. , thirteen in Canada, three in Australia and number one in Spain.

Sk8er Boi was used in many different media. It has been heard on the TV show Cold Case. It also appears in the video games Elite Beat Agents and SingStar Pop. In 2003, Paramount Pictures optioned the song for a movie, but it has either been abandoned or is in development hell.

The song Sk8er Boi is about a preppy girl and a skateboarder. The boy openly likes the girl, but she refuses to tell him her true feelings, that she likes him too, due to pressure from her friends. Eventually he becomes a rock star and she sees him on TV. She regrets not telling him her feelings while she had the chance. She is now dating someone else.

Some people attribute the song’s inspiration to Marc Gould, who Lavigne was dating at the time. Other people say that Sk8er Boi is Lavigne’s autobiography, with one small exception, she’s the skater who liked a preppy boy.

The music video was directed by Francis Lawrence. The video begins with a man in an alley with a bunch of spray paint on the ground. He is advertising a concert that Lavigne is organizing. The video continues with advertising seen everywhere from computers and cell phones to coffee cups. There’s even a star, the symbol of her concert, spray-painted on the road. In the middle of the music video, Lavigne and her band are shown preparing for a concert on top of cars. The concert begins and people start to fill up around the cars. Finally, the police try to stop the concert. They start putting people in the police car and Lavigne ends her concert by smashing her guitar against the windshield. The last shot of the video is of a helicopter flying over Lavigne and Lavigne looking at it. FYI, if you watch the music video closely, you’ll see that Lavigne changes from blue pants to black with her green shirt halfway through the music video.

In the music video, Lavigne is wearing a green and gold t-shirt from Wilkesboro Elementary School in North Carolina. She picked up the shirt at a thrift store in New York. Orders poured in from all over the world for the t-shirt Lavigne had worn in the video. The shirts had been out of circulation for four years, but were reprinted. The school made enough money selling t-shirts to buy new computers.