BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH LIT WINDOWS

BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH LIT WINDOWS

Image by Linden Hudson (amateur photog). This is a freeze frame from video that was shot by Linden. Julia was a professional model hired by Linden.

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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(see full story at Linden’s website: www.linden-hudson.com/birth-of-the-zz-top-eliminator-album )
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol…
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-05-23 01:50:04

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Milky Way

Milky Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy some 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter, which contains 100–400 billion stars. It may contain at least as many planets as well. The Solar System is located within the disk, about 27,000 light-years away from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust called the Orion Arm. The stars in the inner ≈10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The very center is marked by an intense radio source named, Sagittarius A*, which is likely to be a supermassive black hole. Stars and gases at a wide range of distances from the Galactic center orbit at approximately 220 kilometers per second. The constant rotation speed contradicts the laws of Keplerian dynamics and suggests that much of the mass of the Milky Way does not emit or absorb electromagnetic radiation. This mass has been given the name “dark matter”. The rotational period is about 240 million years at the position of the Sun. The Galaxy as a whole is moving at a velocity of approximately 600 km per second with respect to extragalactic frames of reference. The oldest known star in the Galaxy is at least 13.6 billion years old and thus must have formed shortly after the Big Bang. Surrounded by several smaller satellite galaxies, the Milky Way is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which forms a subcomponent of the Virgo Supercluster.

Posted by pcbackup154 on 2014-06-17 16:27:25

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Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-22 03:51:53

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Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-20 06:14:54

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Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-19 05:14:39

Tagged: , Seamless , Electric , Pattern , Art , Dj , Experiment , Stars , Party , Planet , Galaxies , Outer , Fractal , Power , Beautiful , Futuristic , Digital , Universe , Cosmos , Cool , Render , Galaxy , Awesome , Computer , Fantasy , Amazing , Comet , Concept , Abstract , Dream , Geometric , Space , Virtual , Best , Star , Modern , Effects , Loop , Animation , Imagination , Looping , Multi-Verse , Nebula , Dust , Spiral , Design , Animated , Creative , 3D , Energy

Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-18 02:08:19

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Starry Night

Starry Night

For what ails you.
Take two of these and call me in the morning.

Two days ago I saw the way these gel tabs glow between crossed polarizers and knew just what to do.

Many objects like mica, cellophane, most transparent plastics, butterfly scales and a variety other things turn colors when placed between polarizing filters.

I placed a polarizing filter on my lens and an all white image on my notebook computer’s screen.
(LCD) screens emit polarized light.)
I then placed a couple of the gel tabs and a plastic shot glass between the all white computer screen and the polarizer on the camera. Then I rotated the polarizer on the camera until the white computer screen was a dark as possible. (The polarizer in the computer screen and the polarizer on the camera are now crossed.

The gel tabs then develop a beautiful glow and the plastic shot glass displays rainbow colors. The stars are actually specs of dust on the computer screen.
A sheet of black glass was placed over the computer’s keyboard to create the reflections.

Finally I turned off the room lights and clicked the shutter.

*Instead of solid white on the computer screen, you can use an image for a different effect and still get colors from the polarizing objects.

Episode 984 20130602

Posted by Pixel-Pusher on 2013-05-09 06:40:14

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A Dream Realization Exercise

A Dream Realization Exercise

What are your dreams? To become the next Hollywood superstar? A great singer or musician? Or is it something simple like a teacher or a homemaker? Whatever your dream it is not difficult to realize if you put some hard work and inspiration into it.

Take this simple exercise.
 
Get a notebook and start writing down some of the goals and dreams you had or have for your life. Make a few headers and name one: ‘Things I know I can do’. Label another header: Things I think I can do, and the third: ‘Things that are impossible for me to do’. Now set some goal setting tasks to accomplish each item under your first header.
 
As you complete those items in your first header, move on to the next: ‘Things I think I can do’, and work on those.
 
As you go through each item you would realize that accomplishing your goals are not so difficult once you really put some effort into them. The idea is you can do anything you put your mind to once you set targets.  Who knows, you might just be able to accomplish something under your header ‘Things that are impossible to do’. Set goals and work on them one at a time. But make sure that the goals you set are achievable, don’t set goals that are difficult to accomplish within a given time, you must be realistic.
 
You have to realize too that whatever it is you want for your life would take hard work and diligence. You cannot accomplish anything if you don’t work toward it. Just look at all the major accomplishments the world has derived so far – Space travel, cell phones, computers and the internet. All these were invented by people just like you and me. They had a dream and some people were just able to improve on another person’s ideas, and so can you.
 
You’ve heard the saying genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. And this is very true. You must work toward accomplishing your dreams. Not just the small ones but the big ones, the ones that take 1% inspiration. All those Olympic athletes who won gold, silver and bronze, did not get where they were just by dreaming. They worked hard, long hours training and developing their techniques. No pain, no gain as the saying goes.
 
So don’t give up on your dreams. There are no limits to what you can accomplish. Just make up your mind to work on what you want and the sense of accomplishment you feel when you achieve it is the greatest feeling in the world.

Lisa Granger’s website http://www.howtoimproveyourlife.info is a personal development site with self-improvement audio/e-books and articles on a variety of topics that you can use to help you improve your life.

Where’s My Dream Man? Here’s How to Find Your True Love

Where’s My Dream Man? Here’s How to Find Your True Love

Are you ready to find your true love? Do you even know where to start? Better yet, how will you know when you have found him? Almost everyone is searching for that person of their dreams. Everyone dreams of that one great relationship that they can live happily ever after with. It is possible to find someone that you’re compatible with, someone with whom you can have a wonderful and healthy relationship. Continue reading this article if you want to learn how to find your true love.

Look around and around…

When you find your true love, it can be virtually random or you can find them where you always thought you would. It is possible that you can stumble upon your true love in a coffee shop or on an elevator.

Of course, it more probable that you will find him in a place where you enjoy going. After all, if you want to find someone that has something in common with you, the best place to look is in a place that you enjoy. For example, if you really like hiking then you’re probably not going to find your dream guy at a hockey match. However, you could run into him at the travel section of your favorite bookstore.

Know what you want.

Knowing what you want from a relationship is half the battle. However, if you can be honest with yourself and your intentions then you can find a relationship that is great for you.

Remember your standards.

Don’t settle for something that doesn’t make you happy. Of course, saying that you will ONLY date a man who has blond hair is kind of silly. On the other hand, if you are religious and you want someone who shares your beliefs then it will be important to you to find a person who does.

Don’t give up!

Giving up is a sure way to not find your true love. If you give up, he is more than likely not going to come to your door looking for you. Your mother was right-you might have to kiss a lot of frogs in order to find your prince.

Imagine what if you could make any man adore you, chase you, love you, and commit to you? Click Unforgettable Woman Advice and learn 77 Secrets that ninety percent of women have never heard. You have got to see this!

” enchanted ” 28/ 365

so i was tagged again a few days a go by the wonderful "je suis nikki" but didn’t realize it until late last night..
this photo is somewhat nikki’s style ( a tribute to your awesomen-ness nikki!!!) minus the phobias and hair flip 😀 plus adding a little sprinkle of my signature positive "fairy dust" :)))

i’ll also mix it up and do a random top 10 favorite things ( aka guilty pleasure ) list

10. dunkin donuts hazelnut coffee- think i would die without it

9. watching all things on bravo.. project runway- (ok now it’s on lifetime)…top chef, even the housewives..i know it’s coo-coo and so drama driven.. but hey! it’s a lesson in ego madness! 🙂

8. New York City- i adore the city and always wanted to live there..closest i came was hoboken right across the river..still it is my favorite destination for a fun day trip- so much to see and do

7. "the princess bride" movie..oh my sweet wesley! romantic feel good silliness.."so i married an axe murderer" comes in second on laugh-able movies
oh and i have to mention "waking life" as just an all around awesome mind bender

6. pandora.com
how awesome is your own free music stations that you get to design??? favorite artists- jack johnson, ben harper, duncan sheik, jellyfish, rasa, alanis morrisette

5. Flickr… has changed my life… literally ..for the better- creative expression and honing my artistic ability… but..also
maybe not in a good way?!?- rrrrrrr.. i probably spend way too much time here…but it feels very rewarding!!!

4. audible.com
downloadable audio deliciousness! my self awareness resource for awesome inspirational/ educational and entertainment books. fav authors- Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Paramahansa Yogananda, Joseph Campbell, Dan Brown, Yann Martel

3. ALL the magnificent parks and nature preserves in my area..yes– believe it or not NJ does have righteous beauty and is not a continuous cesspool of factories!!!

2. my MAC computer…and photoshop..and picnik…not only just a computer and programs..but a connection to other beautiful souls and an extention of my mind’s eye

1. My family… #1 being my incredible son Ben who is the love of my life and has healed my heart in so many ways… <3 <3 <3 my husband who i love but is sometimes quite a challenge..my sister meg who i adore and admire and wish we lived closer!! and all the rest who may not be in my life on a daily basis but is surely in my heart and prayers everynight! and my flickr friends who i would not be the same without.. thank you for the inspiration encouragement! :))))

Posted by zentrinity on 2010-05-29 01:51:17

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