A BORNEO RAIN FOREST LEECH

A BORNEO RAIN FOREST LEECH

Photo taken by Linden Hudson (amateur photographer, cheap cameras, just having fun).

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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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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Read Linden’s story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “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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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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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."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.
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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):
However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesisers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “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”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

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MASSIVE TREE IN THE RAIN FOREST

MASSIVE TREE IN THE RAIN FOREST

Photo shot by Linden Hudson (amateur photographer).

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 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “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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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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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."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.

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Create Your Own Web Page – Don’t Get Lost in the “Internet” Jungle – Instead Follow the Leaders!

Create Your Own Web Page – Don’t Get Lost in the “Internet” Jungle – Instead Follow the Leaders!

As you almost certainly know already, 90% of all people starting internet marketing will initially fail. Whilst this figure in itself is pretty bleak, what is even more worrying is that, astonishingly, most beginners will fall at the very first hurdle. To create your own web page efficiently requires a clear understanding of how the internet works.

One of the most effective ways is to follow and replicate what the greatest people in this field are already doing.

Each niche has its own highly regarded market leaders, Internet marketing is not different. You have a lot to gain by replicating a winning formula instead of trying to create your own.

The main reason this type of strategy is so efficient is because it considerably minimizes the time you would otherwise have spent on pointless trials and errors; trying out one useless method after the other (for weeks if not months) is not only non-motivational but also “soul-destroying”.

“It takes the same amount of effort and time to “mess up” as it takes to succeed”

Why would you want to spend valuable time “experimenting” badly when you could be doing a great job at “implementing”?

The secret to efficient productivity is to use a smart system. In fact, when you use the right system, it’s easier to be productive than be lazy.

Analysis paralysis

Following a proven working system is a simple solution for killing procrastination on the spot.

Excessive amounts of planning can be as damaging as no planning at all. If you find that you are not able to take action because you are constantly refining your plans and making sure that everything is just right, then you are experiencing “analysis paralysis”.

The sooner you start taking action the better.

A good program will help you to get more done in less time…

Following a working system will jump-start your website, help you to maintain focus and most importantly avoid you making costly mistakes. You will be shown the ropes, taught how to achieve your goals step-by-step, but most importantly you will find yourself “immersed” into a pool of knowledge and expertise.

Summary: The best way to create your own web page efficiently is to follow a path that has been cleared through the dense “internet marketing” forest, by knowledgeable and experienced people. This strategy will not only help you to stay focused, but will also keep you motivated and save you considerable amounts of time and energy.

 

How to select good keywords, find a niche, locate a profitable market and generate traffic to websites are amongst the top skills needed in Internet Marketing.  All these and the entire necessary skill sets are explained step-by-step in an easy to understand video tutorial: “Create your own web page“.  Start immediately by accessing a FREE 26 videos training course today!

 

Jungle boots – Just what you need for any jungle, including the urban one

Jungle boots – Just what you need for any jungle, including the urban one

jungle boots are fairly specific in name. That’s not to say you can’t wear them if you are not in the jungle. One of the main things about jungle boots is that they are designed for hot conditions, and as such will have properties to keep your feet cool and comfortable in those conditions. Essentially a jungle boot is a hot weather boot and can be used in such conditions. The lining materials will keep moisture away from your skin, keeping you comfortable, and there will be additional ventilation to allow your feet to breath and heat to escape.

jungle boots tend to be lighter in weight and also more breathable than other tactical boots. In those kinds of extreme conditions, you need the lightness to maintain the comfort. You can expect all of the other features of a tactical boot such as cushioning, support and comfort. A name that is well known for providing the military with jungle boots is Wellco, this company has been in operation since 1941. The Wellco Company started life as the Wellco Shoe Corporation and has grown ever since and has become synonymous with quality and comfort for military footwear.

In 1965, Wellco developed its first jungle boots. Later in 1992, General Schwarzkopf made the Wellco Desert boot standard issue for troops deployed to Operation Desert Strom. Today Wellco continue to develop boots specifically for the military. If you need jungle boots then you could look at the Wellco range. Wellco jungle boots really do have a fine pedigree and yet are reasonably priced but extremely well made. Wellco jungle boots are engineered to be the lightest combat boot on the market.

So what if you want to wear jungle boots in the city, well, there is no reason you can’t. If it’s a cold and wet city though you may find they are just a little to lightweight for your needs. Of course, jungle boots are designed specifically for the military and jungle wear and they have been designed and engineered for such extreme conditions. Although the Wellco jungle boot is now classified as a hot weather boot as well, it can still be used in jungle conditions. jungle boots will serve you well in any hot weather conditions, they will maintain a cooler temperature for your feet and keep you comfortable.

With any tactical boot, comfort is paramount. jungle boots are no different and they are constructed to maintain comfort in some tough conditions. What you will find in many designs of jungle boots is a drain vent that will enable liquid to drain from the boot if it gathers. This also gives additional ventilation to the boot, which is crucial in such hot and humid conditions. The value to the military from a jungle boot is second to none. Comfort in such regions of the world is difficult to maintain but with a well-designed and constructed jungle boots, feet can remain comfortable and cooler.

Tactical Boot Store is your one-stop shop for quality Jungle boots, Combat boots, Tactical boots, Military boots, and Magnum boots. Please visit the site for more details of available types of Boots – http://www.tacticalbootstore.com/

I am a Microsoft Certified Professional. I conduct Training and Certification Guidance for Microsoft .Net Certification Courses through my training institute-Sierra Infotech. I also own and manage a SEO Company and article Directory.

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Jungle Boots – Just What You Need For Any Jungle, Including The Urban One.

Jungle Boots – Just What You Need For Any Jungle, Including The Urban One.
jungle boots are fairly specific in name. That’s not to say you can’t wear them if you are not in the jungle. One of the main things about jungle boots is that they are designed for hot conditions, and as such will have properties to keep your feet cool and comfortable in those conditions. Essentially a jungle boot is a hot weather boot and can be used in such conditions. The lining materials will keep moisture away from your skin, keeping you comfortable, and there will be additional ventilation to allow your feet to breath and heat to escape.

jungle boots tend to be lighter in weight and also more breathable than other tactical boots. In those kinds of extreme conditions, you need the lightness to maintain the comfort. You can expect all of the other features of a tactical boot such as cushioning, support and comfort. A name that is well known for providing the military with jungle boots is Wellco, this company has been in operation since 1941. The Wellco Company started life as the Wellco Shoe Corporation and has grown ever since and has become synonymous with quality and comfort for military footwear.

In 1965, Wellco developed its first jungle boots. Later in 1992, General Schwarzkopf made the Wellco Desert boot standard issue for troops deployed to Operation Desert Strom. Today Wellco continue to develop boots specifically for the military. If you need jungle boots then you could look at the Wellco range. Wellco jungle boots really do have a fine pedigree and yet are reasonably priced but extremely well made. Wellco jungle boots are engineered to be the lightest combat boot on the market.

So what if you want to wear jungle boots in the city, well, there is no reason you can’t. If it’s a cold and wet city though you may find they are just a little to lightweight for your needs. Of course, jungle boots are designed specifically for the military and jungle wear and they have been designed and engineered for such extreme conditions. Although the Wellco jungle boot is now classified as a hot weather boot as well, it can still be used in jungle conditions. jungle boots will serve you well in any hot weather conditions, they will maintain a cooler temperature for your feet and keep you comfortable.

With any tactical boot, comfort is paramount. jungle boots are no different and they are constructed to maintain comfort in some tough conditions. What you will find in many designs of jungle boots is a drain vent that will enable liquid to drain from the boot if it gathers. This also gives additional ventilation to the boot, which is crucial in such hot and humid conditions. The value to the military from a jungle boot is second to none. Comfort in such regions of the world is difficult to maintain but with a well-designed and constructed jungle boots, feet can remain comfortable and cooler.

Tactical Boot Store is your one-stop shop for quality
Jungle boots, Combat boots, Tactical boots, Military boots, and Magnum boots. Please visit the site for more details of available types of Boots – http://www.tacticalbootstore.com/

,, Bony Boy ,,

,, Bony Boy ,,

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Abandoned Abused Street Dogs.

Photo #1 of #4.

Back Story …………………………………..

Lets start off with my thanks to all of you who have kept
this project alive. I just read your kind comments in the last
photo that was uploaded 8 or 9 days ago.Much appreciated..;-)
The comments keep me energized and on track ………………………

So where was I you ask? .

Right here doing what I do and doing it double time.
It’s the computer that first went AWOL, then was KIA.
Without going into a bunch of tech stuff I’ll keep it simple
with out being 2 stupid while doing so….. KISS …..
Computer is old, as one part beaks it’s replaced.Sometimes
one part implodes right after another explodes. Takes awhile
to get parts out here.
Now, y’all remember my friend Mr SideCar ? Well he’s my saving-grace. He’s a computer guru and without him this
would’ve taken much much longer….Thank You Mr SideCar..;-)

There’s 4 photos in this short series and I’ll add a little bit under
each one but this is the main story here.

In this photo Little Bony Boy is just returning from the vet clinic.
He’s been running a very high fever for sometime and he needed help. He’s being treated for a blood parasite and will be taken to the clinic again tomorrow.This last 8 days he has put 1/8th kilo of weight back on…..

FYI: That’s our driveway…….
When it’s dry, it’s a dust bowl. When it rains, it’s a mud hole !
As this is taking place an old abandoned dog that lives in our compound dies from pneumonia.His name was Hippie Dog..

Before Bony Boy went in Tri-Pod was taken to the clinic keeping up on his series of injections.He’s getting the full monty .
In the last few days Tri-Pod has been in twice and will return on the 15th. Boney Boy has been in twice and will return tomorrow. Mama goes in on the 6th and Mr WeeNee on the 8th. Little Stubby is being scheduled to be spayed on the 10th.
If I can Mr Tuff Guy will start his inoculations around X’mass.
Others will follow suit if at all possible …. 😉

In between all the activity above they continue to receive monthly medications. Some of them daily medications.
And of course feeding on as regular ah schedule as I can do.

I’m starting to burn out and still want to add some dialog to the other photos.
So, on that note I bid you all a good night and see you in the morning, or there after ………….. ………………………. 😉

Thank You.
Jon&Crew.
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Please help with your donations here.
www.facebook.com/LoveThaiDogs?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
www.gofundme.com/saving-thai-temple-dogs.
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Posted by Jon in Thailand on 2015-12-03 09:38:53

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Becoming Sound-Proof Right In The Middle Of The Urban Jungle

Becoming Sound-Proof Right In The Middle Of The Urban Jungle

 

Noise is increasingly becoming a big problem in many areas of urban life. The constant racket from morning, noon and night can create a nagging headache and a sense of nervous irritation all day long. If allowed to continue for long periods of time can even be detrimental to good health. Although sometimes noise can be unavoidable, it must be kept at tolerable levels. Fortunately, these days, sound barrier solutions are available in every facet of living including domestic, commercial and commuting.

Domestic bliss with adaptable fence wall solutions

When the neighbors’ noisy living arrangements begin to encroach on their surroundings, it is time to install acoustic walls to keep out the din and keep in the privacy. These flexible fence panel solutions are known for their exceptional noise control ability. Furthermore, they can be installed by anybody in a fast efficient manner that is lenient on the environment. Once mounted, they can also be painted to complement the theme and style of any domestic residence. The ideal paint color can be applied using a brush, roller or paint spray. These modern fiber fence panels are also designed to resist harsh weather conditions like hurricanes and gales, dents and warping from children playing and also pesky insects like spiders. Anybody with a serious need for personal privacy can afford this noise-free solution.

Nurturing the genius within using commercial sound proof walls

Working class people normally wish they could work in a place free from unnecessary distractions and interruptions from both machines and humans from near and far. This has become possible with the modern new acoustic walls for use around commercial premises and even parking places. This tough fiber designed walls can be installed in a fast efficient manner. They can also be painted in line with the corporate colors and themes to bring out the professional finish. Their solid durable look also makes them appear like stone walls and this adds to the security of any office or factory’s equipment or vehicles. Noisy factories do not need to worry about breaking environmental noise laws since their production process does not interfere with their neighbors. These adaptable walls can also be made to look trendier by choosing a wall capping finish that is fashionable.

Enjoying harmony in the traffic using roadway sound barricades

When waking up in the morning, nobody wants their morning ruined by the continuous roadside rage created by impatient and reckless drivers honking and insulting at the same time. The best road to use is one that has sound proof acoustic roadway sound barricades. These sturdy walls can only take a matter of days to install and do not require any bolts for completion. They also look identical on both sides of the wall. The flexible walls are also height adjustable and provide, in addition to sound proofing, dust proofing as well. This ensures increased safety for both pedestrians and vehicles. Painting can be completed using spray or roller and also to keep away graffiti artists, who are always on the prowl to tarnish clean surfaces. To add security to these public acoustic walls, additional spikes or razor wire can be added to prevent over climbing. They can also be made portable for easy movement where required.

In future noise levels are set to increase because of rising population levels. This can spell doom for anybody who is constantly exposed to high noise levels wherever they go. This is because; studies have shown that constant high noise levels are very detrimental to the psychological health of any individual. Modern acoustic fence panels are the future of a noise-free world because they are affordable, effective and simple to install.

Rebecca Shanks, works in the construction industry and is an expert on modern acoustic fencing solutions. These solutions are designed with cutting edge fiber construction of sound barrier with the aim of creating a noise-free world around every home, industry or public roadway.

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Urban Jungle Surviavl Guidance

Urban Jungle Surviavl Guidance
Modern rhythm of life requires great strength. All that stress we experience everyday is a hard thing to deal with. How to manage stress and anger? How to increase your self-esteem? How to get rid of negative thoughts and start thinking positively? This article will give you all the answers.

Self-esteem is built when a person is a child, and there are many factors influencing it: parents, teachers, friends. Self-esteem affects every single decision we make, and our success in social life depends on how we teat our self-esteem. Everyone can tell when he feels the best, when he enjoys of all the advantages of high self-esteem. High self-esteem is a necessary thing when one experiences failures and disappointments. No one ever said life is kind, and sometimes no matter how hard you try you never reach success. High self-esteem helps to overcome difficulties and gives strength and confidence. Building strong self-esteem is not easy, but still possible. The main rule is: stop punishing yourself. Do not concentrate on failures, focus on successes and achievements. If necessary, start writing them down and read over and over again every morning – this may sound a bit childish, but in even in a week you will see the results!

We all have negative thoughts. If one doesn’t cope with them soon it will result in depression and hopelessness. Most of negative thoughts are caused by problems in relations and at work. So, how to get rid of negative thoughts? The answer is easy: express your feelings and emotions – it will make you feel free. The longer you keep complaints inside, the more powerful the explosion will be when you finally decide to talk. According to psychologists, healthy relationships need 20% of conflict. It’s very important to learn to disagree without making your partner disappointed or offended.

Stress is unalienable part of our lives. Sometimes it can even be useful, but in most cases it breaks emotional state.

The first thing to do when coping with stress is to start recognizing personal signs telling you about stress. These may be physical or mental discomfort that is not usual for you. Think carefully if you have been worrying without any obvious reasons lately, or maybe you feel tense in your muscles? All these things can be symptoms of stress. After you notice the signals, you can start coping with stress.

There are many techniques, and you may choose the one that fits you the most.

1. Body and mind control includes total relaxation. Try to think and talk to yourself positively. If this appears difficult for you, you nay try visiting yoga or pilates trainings – these techniques are perfect for achieving harmony between body and mind.

2. Taking a fresh view also helps to cope with stress. Try not to allow any negative situation cover you like a heavy wave. Few seconds of abstracting will help you to look on the situation from a different point.

And do not forget that the best way to win battle with stress is to avoid it. If it’s possible, do not put yourself into situations that make you feel stressed.

I’m a freelance writer. I like writing about health, like sharing different health tips with readers. I enjoy travelling and movies.

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Roar – Revisited

Roar - Revisited

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8

"I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus] I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus] I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…"

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2014-10-07 09:40:43

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Red-Eyed Treefrog

Red-Eyed Treefrog

I really hate scanning photos into my computer….they always have dust and dirt and other crap all over them.

Agallychnis callidryas

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