1) Pete Townshend apologizes for crushing a little girl's dreams
Maybe you heard last week how Pete Townshend crushed a little girl’s dreams at a Who concert in Canada? The seven year old was sitting on her dad’s shoulders with a homemade sign that said “smash your guitar, Pete.” And Townshend scolded her and her father from the stage -– he said “Don’t wave that sign. Just don’t wave it at me. Don’t bring your children [and] use them. And then he mouthed “F@&# off” to them. And the video went viral.
Now, according to Ultimate Classic Rock., Townshend has apologized. He got a letter to the family that said, "I sympathize with you both, and I am most certainly not angry. I was not angry on stage either. I was in rock star mode, the big mouth. I could have handled it differently.” He even wants to try and meet the father and daughter and apologize in person. Read the full stoy here, and watchPete scolding from the stage here. Or watch the whole thing, including a fan video of an epic live version of "Who Are You" here:
2) The sequester hits home: No more Blue Angels?
So the sequester is happening . . . . and I guess now you can just walk right to your gate at the airport because there’s no security? Is that what I heard? Anyway, one thing we may have to do without this year (because a few billion bucks were sliced from military budgets) is The Blue Angels at Seafair. The way things look now, the Blue Angels are expendable in today’s tight budget climate. The Seafair people say they’re exploring alternatives. Oh yeah, no problem, we’ll find some other precision fighter jet pilots to fly low over a million people. Would you miss the Blue Angels? Or will you relish the slience in the skies over Seattle? Join the conversation on The Mountain’s Facebook page.
3) An app for when you're just too tired to lift your phone and look at the screen
Are you one of those people who starts checking email on your phone the second you wake up in the morning? Here's an app for you. The Alarm Clock Email Reader. It wakes you up and starts reading your mail to you –while you’re still in bed! This sounds like a nightmare from hell to me, but if you’re a Type A person and you can’t bring yourself to actually lift your phone up to look at the screen first thing in the morning, this might be for you. Or, according to some reviews in the app store, it might just be a scam to harvest your email and password. So you go ahead and read more about it here, then decide for yourself.
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