Wednesday Open Thread

The Gap Band is an American funk band, who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973.

Growing up with a Pentecostal minister father, the Wilson brothers formed the Greenwood, Archer, and Pine Street Band in 1967, with Tuck Andress (later of Tuck and Patti).

Early on, the group took on a funk sound more reminiscent of the early 70s[1]. This style failed to catch on, and their first two LP’s, 1974’s Magician’s Holiday and 1977’s The Gap Band (Not to be confused with their 1979 album) failed to chart or produce any charting singles. However, they were introduced to LA producer Lonnie Simmons, who signed them to his record label, Total Experience Records[2]. Simmons had recently gotten a distribution deal with Mercury/Polygram.

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  1. DeLay convicted in money laundering trial

    AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — once one of the most powerful and feared Republicans in Congress — was convicted Wednesday on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
    Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts against DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He faces up to life in prison on the money laundering charge.
    After the verdicts were read, DeLay hugged his daughter, Danielle, and his wife, Christine. His lead attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said they planned to appeal the verdict.
    “This is an abuse of power. It’s a miscarriage of justice, and I still maintain that I am innocent. The criminalization of politics undermines our very system and I’m very disappointed in the outcome,” DeLay told reporters outside the courtroom. He remains free on bond, and his sentencing was tentatively set to begin on Dec. 20.

    Send that mofo down!

  2. rikyrah says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody :)

  3. Hey guys,

    I’ve got a few things done already. I’ve made my potato salad, pasta salad, & banana pudding. I’m off to make my broccoli rice casserole.

  4. Ametia says:

    President Obama to Barbara Walters: ‘I Don’t Think About Sarah Palin’
    Obama Focused on Being ‘Best Possible President’ — Exclusive ABC News Interview
    By AMY WALTER, ABC News Political Director
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010

    See video

  5. Ametia says:

    In Indiana, Obama touts success of auto industry bailout
    By Nia-Malika Henderson and William Branigin
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010; 4:25 PM

    KOKOMO, IND. – President Obama used a visit to a revitalized Chrysler transmission plant here Tuesday to tout the success of his auto industry bailout, saying that all three major U.S. automakers are profitable and growing because his administration made “the right decision” to back them.

    There were those who were prepared to give up on Kokomo and our auto industry,” Obama told workers at the Indiana plant, where he said hiring is increasing and Chrysler is investing more than $1.1 billion to boost production. “There were those who said it was going to be too difficult or that it was bad politics or it was throwing good money after bad.”

    Although those voices were “pretty loud,” he said, “we made the decision to stand behind the auto industry . . . . We made the decision to stand with you because we had confidence in the American worker more than anything. And today we know that was the right decision.”

    Obama said each of the Big Three automakers – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler – has gained market share compared to foreign counterparts for the first time in more than a decade.

  6. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all!!

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