NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg shot this amazing picture of these volcanic islands, along with Von Karman vortices in the clouds flowing around them. These form as masses of air split around protruding objects such as islands sticking out of the sea. Only four of the seven main islands are visible.
Started the day with the SouthE Fannibals at the Bodies Exhibit at Atlantic Station. Many new head-canons were lit (and I expect y'all to tag me in any that get written) 😂
Then we played Wendigo Bingo created by @laura3c273 who very generously brought prizes too!
Hannibal Mads Libs were played (video to come) before sitting down to dinner at Rosa Mexicano where there was this wall of naked men diving into the ocean that ain’t none of us were gonna complain about.
Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Saturday! Definitely planning another one of these when I’m back in December. If you live in the South and want to be added to the email alerts, please message me cause we’d love to have you along!
On this day in music history: June 10, 1985 - “Cupid And Psyche ‘85”, the second album by Scritti Politti is released. Produced by Scritti Politti and Arif Mardin, it is recorded at Minot Sound in White Plains, NY, The Power Station, Atlantic Studios in New York City, Eden Studios, Wessex Sound, Sarm West and Sarm East Studios in London from December 1983 - February 1985. Originally formed as a post-punk/new wave band in the late 70’s in their hometown of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, Scritti Politti undergoes a dramatic change in their sound from their first album “Songs To Remember” released in 1982. With the previous line up of the group having disbanded in 1983, lead singer Green Gartside visits his parents, now living in Florida. While there, he is turned on by the sounds he hears on American R&B radio, specifically funk and dance artists like Zapp and The System. The music inspires Green to take Scritti Politti in a whole different musical direction after he leaves the UK and moves to New York. Signing with Virgin Records (in the UK and Warner Bros in the US), Green reforms the band with American keyboardist and programmer David Gamson and drummer Fred Maher. Scritti Politti work with veteran producer Arif Mardin on the new songs written by Green and Gamson. Mardin augments the band with top notch session players including former AWB drummer Steve Ferrone, keyboardists David Frank (of The System), Robbie Buchanan, Ned Ebn (of Ebn-Ozn), guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., and background vocalists Tawatha Agee, Fonzi Thornton, and B.J. Nelson The first product of their work together is the single “Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)” (#10 UK, #91 US Pop). The songs lean, high tech R&B sound is an immediate hit in US club dance floors and in their native UK. Mardin also produces the track “Absolute” (#17 UK), before he has to leave the project to work with Chaka Khan on “I Feel For You”. Continuing on their own, Green, Gamson and Maher take almost a year to finish recording the album. A critical and commercial success upon its release, it also spin off two more singles including “Perfect Way” (#11 US Pop, #6 US Club Play, #48 UK), giving Scritti Politti their biggest hit in the US, and “The Word Girl” (#6 UK). Miles Davis covers “Perfect Way” on his 1986 album “Tutu”, leading to the jazz icon to collaborating with Scritti Politti on the song “Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)” on their follow up album “Provision” in 1988. “Cupid And Psyche '85” peaks at number five on the UK album chart, number fifty on the Top 200.
USAF history of the Thunderbirds.
On 19 September 1985, the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron was consolidated by Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) with the 30th Bombardment Squadron, a unit which was organized on 13 June 1917.
During its operational history, the 30th served in World War I as a training unit in France, its mission to train fighter pilots to go into combat on the Western Front. The squadron was almost torpedoed on its troop ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Stationed at Clark Field in the Philippines on 7 December 1941, it was almost wiped out in the 1941 Battle of the Philippines. Some members of the squadron fought as an infantry unit and were captured by the Japanese, being subjected to the Bataan Death March. The squadron was withdrawn to Australia, being reformed and later attacked Japan as a B-29 Superfortress squadron in 1945. It was awarded nine Presidential Unit Citations in World War II. During the Korean War, the 30th attacked North Korean targets with B-29 Superfortresses.
Present-day USAF Thunderbirds carry the lineage, history, and honors of the 30th on active duty.
6 – F-16C Fighting Falcons
2 – F-16D Fighting Falcons