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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Central Park Jogger Case: 'The Central Park Five' documentary;

I've just watched the documentary made about the rape and assault of a female jogger in Central park in New York in 1989.  It seems there is an ongoing civil case and I do hope the 5 accused men who were in their teens at the time, get their very overdue compensation from the state for a job very badly done!

- Ken Burns Fights City Hall Over His New Film on the Central Park Jogger Case

- Kharey Wise, exonerated member of 'Central Park Five' calls girlfriend's claim he threw a brick at her a 'shakedown' attempt.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Jason Becker : 'Not Dead Yet'; Guitar player and composer; ALS ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ Lou Gehrig's disease )

Today I watched a film/documentary about a very gifted guitar player and composer named Jason Becker.

- 'Not Dead Yet'

- Review

He was born on 22nd July 1969 which means his birthday is one day after mine which is very cool!

At age 19 he was diagnosed with ALS ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ Lou Gehrig's disease ) which to date is incurable.

- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Sadly his promising career as a super guitarist was cut short.

This year of 2013 Jason is turning 44 and composes music still.

His attitude to life is mindblowing and he is an inspiration second to none I think!

- A Real Guitar Hero: Jason Becker Interviewed

Where there is life there's always hope!