I spotted a news item on the Fox News website reporting on a Massachusetts couple claiming that a nearby pair of wind turbines were causing them illness and discomfort. The article alluded to other people complaining, but only named the one couple. Their discomfort was headaches, dizziness, and sleeplessness. It would get so bad they would have to leave the area for some relief.
This may just back a new tactic of the “not in my backyard” crowd who just don’t like wind turbines.
The Fox article is here.
I talked a bit about one of the best bands to never make it, Minneapolis’s The Replacements. I brought them up because they are going to be the first artist featured in my guest blog series, Never Found in the 80s, on the Stuck in the 80s blog.
My first installment of Never Found in the 80s will likely be posted this week sometime.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Does What Now?
Another news item I spotted on the internets. It’s a credulous article of an ancient Japanese energy manipulation technique that sounds a bit fishy to me. Not quite the same as the hand waving technique of therapeutic touch, jin shin jyutsu actually involves physically touching the subject.
It just seems like a bunch of unsubstantiated claims to me. Patients receiving chemotherapy get a chance to lie quietly while someone soothingly and gently touches and strokes various parts of their body. Different parts of the body relieves different ailments. (They didn’t say, but my guess is that touching the naughty bits costs extra.)
But isn’t that just the placebo effect? And shouldn’t the doctors lauding this treatment know that?
I’m glad I found the film. Not just because it was good to see people talking about this excellent band, but it also provided me with valuable information on just how little commercial success they had. That information was instrumental in my convincing the main blogger of SIT80s, Steve Spears, that The Replacements would be a good start for my Never Found in the 80s series.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Anywhere’s Better Than Here‘ & ‘Skyway‘ by The Replacements
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle