Legendary singer Meat Loaf dies at 74

His death was announced in a statement posted on his official Facebook page late Thursday.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the statement read. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas in 1947, the musician better known by his stage name Meat Loaf became a legendary voice in rock music with a career that spanned six decades. He sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and appeared in over 65 movies, including iconic roles in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Fight Club.”

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Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top-selling albums of all time. He also won a 1994 Grammy Award for the song “I’d Do Anything For Love.”

“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man,” the statement on Meat Loaf’s official Facebook page read. “From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”

Two Years And Still Running.

It’s been right at two years and I still haven’t caught the Chinese Virus. They are still trying to contain it but that’s a lost cause. The Biden government is still trying to implement a covid-19 vaccine mandate. That’s not going so good either. Winter is coming and people are starting to get the flu like they do every year, but now its the CCP virus. With so many supposedly vaccinated and now with booster shots, it seems they are the ones spreading it.

Looks like Thanksgiving will cost more this year as inflation is eating more of my dollars.

But it’s all about spending time with the family anyway. I’m sure everyone will pitch in and help.

Have a good Thanksgiving everyone. Stay safe and let the stress roll off of you.

Website Back Up

The site has been down for awhile and I took the opportunity upgrade the server software.

It’s taken awhile and I had a few problems but since I am partly retired I have had some time to work with it.

Hopefully I won’t be down too much but there are some back up issues with the new version of proxmox 7.

Post some notes if you have the inclination.

Do You Worry About The Coronavirus?

Sixty Two and still working everyday I wonder just how susceptible I am to getting the virus. I work from home a lot but find myself going into work two, three and sometimes four times a week. I have stopped for gas, to pick up lunch for the family and at times a trip to Wal-Mart. There are not that many cases in our county. But there are some. I am for the most part pretty healthy and my wife and I walk often.

I am more worried about the economy than picking up the virus. I feel that at some point we are all going to get it anyway. Yeah there are a lot of boomers out there that would be hit pretty hard but there are also a lot of others that have problems that would make it hard on them. The problem is though that its already out there and there is no putting the genie back in that bottle.

Our only hope to keep the death rate down is how soon can they come up with a cure? A vaccine would help but as with the flu, its a toss up as to whether it will be effective or not. Some are saying that if you have had it you would be immune to getting it again. Then there are those that have come down with it a second time. There is so much about it that we are still finding out.

The one thing we do know is that we can’t keep paying people to stay home.

62 And Still Working

I was going to retire at 62 but then things changed. In November the owners of the company asked me to step into their office. They asked me to stay on as the IT Manager. I told them I would be willing to do that but I was tired of coming in every day and I would only be interested in continuing if I could work from home for the most part. I would come in only when needed or called on. So far I have had to go in most days with only a few days that I have been able to work from home. But I feel that will transition to more days at home as things settle down.