Thursday, September 29, 2011

More NBA Lockout

Okay folks, I think we  all know what is going on or should I say what is NOT going on in the NBA. There are no training camps and the 43 game preseason has been canceled and NOW... Commissioner David Stern is threatening to cancel the NBA season entirely, but the player's union is saying that is just a negotiating ploy. The meeting between the players and owners yesterday, Wednesday, was only the second or third time  both sides have met and Stern comes out with this crap! If all sides really cared about the people who work behind the scenes vendors, ticket,sellers janitorial and those that have businesses that depend on the games to bring in customers i.e. fans, and us fans then they would get their sorry butts in gear and reach a deal. But no  guess  that is asking too much.

 If there is no season here how many players are going to go overseas and play? Including those that are from overseas. I mean this whole thing is so screwed up I don't know what to think but this... Fans, low level players and support personal are getting screwed, while the others are bitching and moaning about this and that. They all just need to go sit on a picket fence and see how it feels to be a normal person again because they have all gotten to big for their britches and also need to be led down the middle of the road by their earlobes.

 I tried to think of and be intelligent about this post but I've had with them and yet if there is a season I'll be happy about it.

  Quick add on not all NBA players are coming off as spoiled, I think I heard something about Kobe is said to be offering players that don't make much money  a loan? I can't quite recall  but I keep thinking I did hear that and now Delonte West, who played for the Boston Celtics last season, is now working at a Regency Furniture Showroom and that is because he is an unsigned and an unrestricted free agent, so he went and got himself a normal job. Good for him!

Cover of the Rolling Stone

Don't ask. I just can have a somewhat twisted sense of music and now the thought just came to my mind that Shel Silverstein wrote the song. I know he wrote Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue". Yep Shel Silverstein did write "Cover of the Rolling Stone" Well that explains it. Now if I could only read "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic". The name of the song is "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and it was released in 1973 by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. It peaked at #6 on the U.S. pop chart.It satirizes the music industry, at a time when this could be done

I swear the one who sings the second verse sounds like a bad Conway Twitty.


 I don't believe it
 Don't touch me
 Hey Ray, hey Sugar
 Tell them who we are
Well we're big rock singers 
 We got golden fingers
 And we're loved everywhere we go
(That sounds like us)

 We sing about beauty
 And we sing about truth
 At ten thousnd dollars a show (Right)

 We take all kinds of pills
 That give us all kind of thrills
 But the thrill we've never known 
Is the thrill that'll get you 
 On the cover of the Rolling Stone

 Rolling Stone,
 Wanna see my picture on the cover
 Rolling Stone
 Wanna by buy five copies for my mother (Yes)
 Rolling Stone,
 (Stone) Wanna see my smilin' face
 On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

 I've got a freaky old lady name o' Cocaine Katy
 Who embroiders all my jeans
 I've got my poor gray haired Daddy 
 Drivin' my limousine.
 Now it's all designed to blow our minds
 But our mind won't really be blown
 Like the blow that'll get you when you get your picture
 On the cover of the Rolling Stone.  

Rolling Stone,
Wanna see my picture on the cover (Stone)
Rolling Stone
 I want to buy five copies for my mother (Yes) 
Rolling Stone,
(Stone) Wanna see my smilin' face
 On the cover of the Rolling Stone

 We got a lot of little teenage
blue-eyed groupies
 Who do anything we say
  We got genuine Indian guru 
He's teachin' us a better way
 We've got all kind of friends that money can buy
 So we never have to be alone.
We keep gettin' richer
 But we can't get our picture
On the Cover of the Rolling Stone.

 Rolling Stone
 Wanna see my picture on the cove(Stone)
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (I want one) 
(Stone) Wanna see my smiling face on the cover of the Rolling Stone
 On the cover of the Rolling...(Stone(and us) )
 Wanna see my picture on the cover
 (I don't know why we ain't on the cover, baby)
 (Stone) Wanna buy five copies for my mother
 (We're beautiful fellows) (Stone)
 Wanna see my smilin' face
on the cover of the Rolling Stone

 I ain't kiddin' ya
 We would make a beautiful cover
 Fresh shot, right up front man
I can see it now, we'd be on the front, smilin' man Aah, beautiful.


Joy to the World

I don't believe I have posted this song yet but if I have I am going to do so again. It's "Joy to the World" by Three Dog . This was the first song I ever remember hearing and I still love this song. And all bullfrogs are Jeremiah, even their legs when I eat them (usually one of the cheapest things on the menu, depending on which seafood restaurant has them). Any way, I remember being on the floor in something like a car seat but it wasn't one, just kind of shaped like one and made of metal, and my Daddy was trying to teach me the names of our cat and dog. Naturally I was ignoring him (all kids pretty much ignore their parents don't they?) and he told my Mother to put in the eight track (dating myself) and she did and the first notes started and he most definitely had my attention at that point. I remember I started kicking mylegs to the music. So with that dear people I'd like to share this with you. Oh and Hoyt Axton, the father in the movie "Gremlins", wrote this song.


 Jeremiah was a bullfrog 
 Was a good friend of mine
 I never understood a word he said
 But I helped him a-drink his wine
 And he always had some mighty fine wine

 Joy to the world
 All the boys and girls, now
 Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
 Joy to you and me

 If I were the king of the world
 Tell you what I'd do 
 I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the wars 
 And make sweet love to you.

 Sing it now
Joy to the world
 All the boys and girls,now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

 You know I love the ladies
 Love to have my fun
 I'm a high night flier and a rainbow rider
 A straight -shooting son of a gun
 I said a straight -shootin' son of a gun

 Joy to the world
 All the boys and girls, now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me.

Here's the recorded sound. I also think that because Chuck Negron is no longer a member of the group, he's the one singing, the group is not as good. I mean when it takes two people to do what he did... anywho

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rosh Hashanah


Rosh Hashanah takes place on the first and second day Tishrei, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. The holiday instituted  in Leviticus 23:24-25.

 The name "Rosh Hashanah" is not to be found anywhere in the Torah, however the names "Day of Remembrance" (Yom Ha'zikaron) and "Day of Shofar Blowing" (Yom Tru'ah) refer to this holiday. Rosh means "head", Rishon means "first" and Shana means "year". The name then literally means "head of the year" or "first of the year". Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. But this can be a bit misleading, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah and the American new Year, for the Jewish New Year is one of the holiest days f the year and the American New Year is for drinking and football.

  There is one important similarity between the two New Years: Americans use the New Year to plan for a better life, making resolutions. Likewise, theJewish New Year is a time to begin looking at mistakes of the past year, ask for forgiveness (slicha) from those who may have been hurt (intentionally or not). Jews also ask for the absolution of their vows (hatarat nedarim) which enables the Jews to enter the New Year with a clean slate.

   A ram's horn called a shofar  is blown somewhat like a trumpet. Hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue is one of the most important observance of this holiday. A total of 100 notes are sounded each day. There are 4 different different types of shofar notes: tekiah, a 3 second sustained note; shevarim, 3 one second notes rising in tone; teruah a series of short, staccato notes extending over a period of about 3 seconds  and tekiah gedolah , the final blast in the set, which lasts at a minimum of 10 seconds.  The shofar is not blown if thenew Year falls on the Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath).

 No work is allowed on Rosh Hashanah. Much of this day is spent in synagogue, where the regular daily liturgy is expanded. There is a special prayerbook called the machzor used for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur because of the liturgical challenges of the holidays. 

 On Rosh Hashanah day, usually before services,it is a custom to walk to a body of flowing water,preferably one that has live fish, say a special prayer and and symbolically empty their pockets to cast off their sins. Small pieces of bread are put into the pocket to cast off. This is known as "tashlikh" (casting off).

Here are some customs that are observed during Rosh Hashanah:

 Apple dipped in honey (tapu'ac bid'vash) : symbolizes the wish for a sweet year.     

 Round challah (chala agula) : It is baked in a circle, unbraided, so that the wish of the coming year will be complete & will go smoothly. It is also dipped in honey.

Head of a fish ( rosh shel dag) The head of the fish is eaten and the Jews ask to be like the head (leader) and not the tail (follower). Fish is also a symbol for abundant increase.

Pomegranate (rimon) This fruit, which becomes ripe this time of year. As legend has it the pomegranate has 613 seeds, like the number of mitzvot in the Torah.The fruit is ate and the person ask that their merit increase like the seed of the pomegranate.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Autumn

In Hardwood Groves


 The same leaves over and over again!
 They fall from the giving shade above
 To make one texture of faded brown
 And fit the earth like a leather glove.

 Before the leaves can mount again
 To fill the trees with another shade,
 They must go down past things coming up
 They must go down into the dark decayed.

 They must be pierced by flowers and put
 Beneath the feet of dancing flowers.
However it is some other world
 I know that this way in ours

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Virgin With Angels

 The Virgin With Angels was done in 1900 by the French artist William-Adolphe Bougereau. He was a traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on women.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seven Year Ache

  I was on twitter looking at what was being said and someone mentioned the song :Seven Year Ache' by Roseanne Cash from 1981.This song went to #1 on the country chart, #22 on Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. So now that that song is stuck in my head I just had to come here and post it. I hope y'all are okay with me posting all this music.I am slowly working on a couple of more post. One is about an actress and the other is about a singer, so videos will more than likely show up with that one. Anywho, I hope y'all have been enjoying the music. Here's "Seven Year Ache"



 You act like you were just born tonight
 Face down in a memory but feeling all right
So who does your past belong to today?
 Baby, you don't say nothing when you're feeling this way

 The girls in the bars thinking, who is this guy?
 But they don't think nothing when they're telling you lies
 You look so careless when they're shooting that bull
 Don't you know heartaches are heroes when their pockets are full

Tell me you're trying to cure a seven year ache
 See what else your old heart can take
The boys say, when is gonna to give us some room
 The girls say, God I hope he comes back soon

 Everybody's talking but you don't hear a thing
 Your still uptown on you're downhill swing
 Boulevard's empty, why don't you come around?
 Baby what's so great about sleeping downtown?

 Splitting your dice to be someone you're not
You say you're looking for something you might've forgot
Don't bother calling to say you're leaving alone
 Cause there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home

Just tell'em you're trying to cure a seven year ache
 See what else your old heart can take
 The boys say, when is he gonna give us some room
The girls say, God I hope he comes back soon

 Tell me you're trying to kill a seven year ache
 See what else your old heart can take
 The boys say, when is he gonna gives some room
 The girls say, God I hope he comes back soon

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Rover

I was just looking around on youtubeand found this studio rehearsal of "The Rover" by Led Zeppelin and thought y'all might like it, so far I am. But to me Led Zeppelin can do no wrong.

 Here's the studio cut of "The Rover":

 I've been to London, I've seen the seven wonders,. I know to trip is just to fall
 I use to rock it,sometimes I'd roll it. I always knew what it was for.

 There can be no denyin' that the wind 'll shake 'em down
And the flat world's flyin'. There's a new plague on the land.

 If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands

 Traversed the planet when heaven sent me. I saw the kings who rule them all.
 Still by the firelight and purple moonlight. I hear the rested rivers call
 And the wind is crying, from the love that won't grow cold
 My lover, she lying, on the dark side of the globe.

 If we could just join hands 
If we could just join hands
 If we could just join hands

 You got me rockin' when I ought to be a-rollin'
 Darlin', tell me darlin' which way to go
 You keep me rockin', then you keep me stolen
 Won't you tell me, darlin', which way to go... that's right

 Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry and I would dearly like to know
 I've all this wonder of earthly plunder will it leave us anything to show

 And our time is flyin' see the candle burnin' low
 Is the new world rising, from the shambles of the old.

 If we could just join hands

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Richard Armitage

English actor Richard Armitage was born on August 22, 1971 in Leicester, England.In Brockington College in Enderby he studied music, playing the cello in school and local orchestras, while at the same time he was learning to play the flute. Richard Armitage then went on to Pattinson College in Coventry, England where he continued  his interest in music and expanding his education to include dance and acting.

In order to get his Equity Card, at the age of 17 Richard Armitage joined  a circus in Budapest, Hungary for six weeks. Upon his return to England he pursued a career in musical theater, performing in such plays as "Cats" as Admetus and Macavity. Being unhappy with this career path Richard at the age of 22, enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in order to study acting further.

  After completing London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art three year program he went back to work on the stage as a member of the supporting players with the Royal Shakespeare Company's "Macbeth" and "Hamlet", as well as "The Duchess of Malfi". Also while taking a series of small television and film roles, he acted in the Birmingham Repertory Theater production of "Four Alice Bakers".

Angus Macduff

In 2002 Richard Armitage landed a minor role in the BBC drama "Sparkhouse" playing the shy,yet noble John Standring. After this experience Richard went on to act in a variety of supporting roles in "Cold Five",  "Between the Sheets" and "Ultimate Force" His first leading role was that of John Thornton in the 2004 BBC adaption of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South"

Look back

 2005 saw Richard appearing in the BBC's "Shakespeare Re-Told" series as Peter MacDuff in "Macbeth" and appeared in an episode of "Inspector Linley Mysteries" called "In Divine Proportion" as the recovering gambling addict, Phillip Turner. He portrayed the young Claude Monet in the 3 part factual drama on BBC and as Dr. Alec Track on ITV's  medical series, "The Golden Hour".

Alec Track

Courtesy of Richard Armitage, Guy of Gisborne came to life in the 2006 BBC series "Robin Hood". The series ran until march 28,2009 due to the departure of Jonas Armstrong, who played Robin Hood.

2006 saw him in the 2part Christmas special of "The Victor of Dibley" as the vicar's love interest and eventual husband. In 2007 he played biker Ricky Deeming in the television detective drama "George Gently".And he was also in the BBC Four production of "Miss Marie Lloyd - Queen Of the Music Hall" playing Percy Courtenay, Marie Lloyd's first husband. He also appeared in Granada TV production of Agatha Christie's "Ordeal By Innocence" as Phillip Durant.

  On October 27,2008 he joined the British spy show "Spooks" ( MI:5 In the U.S.) in series 7 as the character Lucas North. During the filming of the  series he allowed himself to be waterboarded for a flashback sequence. He began filming series 8 of "Spooks" in March of 2009 and that started airing in November of 2009. In series 9, which began airing in late September 2010, his last scene took place in a confrontation with Harry Pearce on the roof of the Enver Tower from which he disappeared after having been discovered to have stolen someone else's identity. In episode 7 his true name was revealed as John Bateman and at the end of this series his status is unknown.

 He appeared in BBC1 drama "Moving On" as John Mulligan in May of 2009.
 In May of 2010 he starred in "Strike Back" for Sky 1 as John Porter. A second series of "Strike Back" was commissioned by Sky 1. It started airing in August of 2011 but Richard has been filming the movie "The Hobbit" in New Zealand, in which he plays dwarf Thorin Oakshield and therefore is only appearing as a guest star in the second series.

 In "Captain America : The First Avenger" movie was released in July of 2011. In this movie Richard Armitage played Nazi spy Heinz Kruger. Even though this role was small, Richard gave it his full commitment, by reading the biography of the German spy, Erich Gimpel, who had been sent to sabotage the Manhattan Project. 

Ricky Deeming

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jim Dandy

For the last few days my daddy and I have been going back and forth about the song "Jim Dandy( to the Rescue)". I had only heard of the original song done by Lavern Baker and he kept talking about some group that I have never heard of before Black Oak Arkansas doing the song "Jim Dandy". Well, I just looked the band up online and almost wished I hadn't. The only way I can describe them is...laughable. To me Black Oak Arkansas' cover is an insult, yes I will give them credit as musicians but I can not say anything to high (which they probably were) about the lead singer, Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, vocals. Stage presence, that is a WHOLE other kettle of fish.

  Now Lavern Baker, a wonderful blues singer, recorded the song in 1956 and was serious about "Jim Dandy". Yes it has an upbeat tempo but she's telling him to go get his woman. not making the song funny.


 Jim Dandy to the rescue,
Jim Dandy to the rescue,
 Jim Dandy to the rescue,
Go Jim Dandy! Go Jim Dandy!
 Jim Dandy on a mountain top
30,000 a feet to drop
 Spied a lady on a runaway horse,
 Ah-hah that's right of course
Jim Dandy to the rescue,
Go Jim Dandy! Go Jim Dandy!

 Jim Dandy met a girl named Sue,
 She was feelin' a- kind of blue
 Jim Dandy he's the kind of guy,
Never liked to see a little girl cry
Jim Dandy to the rescue! 
Go Jim Dandy! Go Jim Dandy!

 Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rscue!
Go Jim Dandy! Go!

 Jim Dandy in a submarine,
 Got a message from a mermaid queen.
 She was hangin from a fishin' line,
Jim Dandy didn't waste no time.
 Jim Dandy to the rescue!
 Go Jim dandy! Go Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy want'd to go to to Maine
Got a ticket on a DC plane,
Jim Dandy didn't need no suit
He was hip (High in Black Oak Arkansas) and a-ready to boot
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
 Go Jim Dandy! Go Jim Dandy!

 Go, go, go Jim Dandy
Go, go, go Jim Dandy
 Go, go, go Jim Dandy
 Go on Jim Dandy!
 Jim Dandy, GO!

Just discovered this rendition of "Jim Dandy" that  Black Oak Arkansas did but featuring Ruby Starr, don't know much about her either. But much better with her.. Much, much better.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Do It Anyway

 Mother Teresa

 People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
 Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of being selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

 If you are successful, you will win false friends and some true enemies;
 Succeed anyway.

 If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

 What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
 Build anyway.

 If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
 Be happy anyway.
 The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
 Do good anyway.

 Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough;
 Give the world the best you've got anyway.

 You see in the final analysis it is between you and God;
 It was never between you and them anyway.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Space Truckin'

  I have never heard this song before until today, well just the last part of it. I had no idea who it was singing at first I thought it may have been KISS, then I decided it was David Bowie because I thought that they were singing "Space Monkeys". Hey it could have been from Ziggy Stardust and "Space Monkey" sounds like a title of a song Bowie would sing. So therefore, I was convinced it was David Bowie. But was it? Noooo! It was Deep Purple and the name of the song is "Space Truckin' ". Well for me this was a surprise because,sadly, the only song I have ever heard from them is "Smoke On the Water". That is to my knowledge that is the only song I have ever heard from them. So I hope you don't mind but I would like to share the song with you. Thanks.


"Space Truckin' "

We had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on mars
 Meeting all the groovy people
 We've rocked the Milky Way so far
 We danced around with Borealice
 We're space truckin' around the stars
 Come on lets go space truckin

 Remember when we did the moonshot
 And Pony Trekker led the way
 We moved to the canaveral moonstop
 And everynaut would dance and sway
 We got into our solar system 
 We're space truckin around the stars
Come on lets go space truckin

 The fireball that we rode was moving
 But now we've got a new machine
 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah the freak said
 Man those cats can really swing
 They got music in their solar system
 They've rocked around the Milky Way
 They dance around the Borealice
They're space truckin' everyday.
 Come on

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Orlean Ladies

This was a song that was popular back in the late 1970's or early 1980's but i think now it is a little known song. But in Louisiana it is still a very popular song. It is a must to play at wedding receptions, as is Van Morrison songs but that is a subject for another time and people will request  the song for their wife, girlfriend and mother.    However what is not known, I believe, is that the song is actually about or for the prostitutes in New Orleans. I did not know this until six years ago and as was pointed out to me Bourbon Street and Esplanade cross or meet, however you would like to put it. i say that because I have never been too far into New Orleans. But it is still a pretty song.

 New Orleans Ladies
 A sassy style that will drive you crazy
 And they hold you like the light
Hugs the wick when the candle's burning
 Them Creole babies
 Thin and brown and downright lazy 
And they roll just like the river
A little wave will last forever

 All the way
 From Bourbon Street to Esplanade
 They sashay by
 They sashay by

 New Orleans Ladies
 A flair for life, love and laughter
 And they hold you like the night
 Holds a chill when the cold winds blowing
 Them Creole babies
 They strut and sway from dusk til dawning
 And they roll just like the river
 A little wave will last forever

 All the way 
 From Bourbon Street to Esplanade 
 They sashay by
 They sashay by

Friday, September 9, 2011


Another led Zeppelin song. "Heartbreaker" live from Earls Court and I'm sorry but I don't know what year this was done. Hope you enjoy. Page's solo is proof that he is a guitar god, as if there was any doubt about it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


 This is just going to be a short post on a random thought: I wish I had thought to get my sherry out of the refrigerator to get room temperature, because i could do with a glass of it right about now.

NFL Season

  Tonight is the official start of the NFL season, no more pre-season games, this is for all the glory. The first game up is between last years Super Bowl winners, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints who won the Super Bowl in 2009. So the game is going to be on NBC at 8:30 eastern/ 7:30 Central at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I'm going to hope the Saints win but I am not going to hold my breath. For me my favorite professional football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think mainly because that is the first team I as consciously aware of as a toddler. I don't know if it is because of Terry Bradshaw (God bless him, but I hope not) or the Mean Joe Green Coca-Cola commercial, actually I think it was in fact the commercial that did it for me. Then I will go with the New Orleans Saints, because of the region in which I live. I know for the first 14 years of my life they had a losing season, all the way back to their inception in 1966 and so it wasn't until 1987 under Coach Jim Mora, that the Saints had their very FIRST winning season. To this day I still can not believe that they have had winning seasons, let alone won the Super Bowl! But whatever. I miss the paper bags over the head, Moses showing up and the Pope showing up. Yes these were people dressed up in character. Plus thee was this one guy who went around to different sporting events wearing a rainbow colored wig and holding signs with Bible scripture references, such as John 3:16. I wonder what happened to him?

  So may the best team win!



Monday, September 5, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" so said Benjamin Franklin. I am on the fence about healthy, could not a person work themselves to an early grave? Oh well. Now the fact that it is just after 8:30pm and it looks like it is midnight outside and it is a bit depressing and that is what spurred me onto the subject of Daylight Savings Time.

  Now supposedly, Daylight Savings Time (DST) also known in most European countries as summer time (George Carlin just flashed through my mind) is the time of year when we can try and get more things done and also save people money on their electric bill, because that means a person doe not have to turn the lights on until later in the evening.Maybe in June and July there is some daylight at 8 o'clock  but I recently noticed, in the past couple of weeks, in the month of August, that this seems to be no longer true.

  Accordingly over time, there have been disputes by experts about whether or not there are any benefits to Daylight Savings Time.Such as :

 1.  In 1975, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation concluded that DST could reduce the country's use of electricity by 1% (BIG WHOOP) during March & April, but the National Bureau of Standards reviewed the study in 1976 a concluded that there were significant savings. (DUH )

2.  Parts of Australia began using DST in 2000 in late winter, overall consumption of electricity did not     decrease, in fact morning peak load and prices increased.

 3.  During the summer of 2006-2007, in Western Australia , DST increased electric use during the hotter        days and and decreased during the cooler days with consumption rising 0.6% overall.

 4.  Even though a 2007 study estimated that introducing daylights Savings Time to Japan would cause a reduction in household lighting energy use, a simulation that same year concluded that DST would increase overall energy usage in Osaka by 0.13% , with 0.02% decrease due to less lighting more than outweighed by a  0.15% increase because of extra cooling: neither one examined non-residential energy use. These studies are mainly done in residences.

 5.  A 2007 study, in California, found that the earlier start to DST that year had little to no effect on electrical consumption.

6.  In Great Britain, another 2007 study estimated that winter daylight savings would prevent a 2% increase in average daily electricity consumption. This study was revised in 2009.

 7.  A 2008 study examined billing data in Indiana before and after it adopted Daylight Savings Time in 2006, and concluded that DST increased residential electrical usage by 1% to 4%, due to afternoon cooling and extra heating in the morning; the main increase was in the autumn. All told the annual cost of DST to Indianan households was estimated to be $9 million, with an additional $1.7to $5.5 million for social cost due to pollution.

8.  The U.S. Department of Energy concluded in a report, in 2008, that the 2007 U.S. extension of DST saved only 0.5% electrical usageduring the extended period. This report only broke down the extension, not the full 8 months of daylight savings and did not examine the use of heating fuels.

Several studies have suggested that DST increase motor fuel consumption. The DOE report of 2008 found no significant in motor gasoline consumption due to the 2007 extension of daylight Savings Time.

  There are some more issues with this topic like the economy. For retailers the extra daylight can mean more shoppers spending money, but for farmers DST can affect them and others whose hours are set by the sun, adversely. Such as grain harvesting is best done after the dew evaporates, so when the harvesters come and leave earlier in the summer their labor is less valuable.

  As for the affects on health due to DST is mixed. If one has fixed work schedule it provides more sunlight for afternoon outdoor activity. It alters sunlight exposure; depending on one's location and daily schedule, this could be beneficial because of the triggering of vitamin D synthesis and of course the flipside is that too much exposure can cause skin cancer.

  Now if you are a shift worker DST can cause sleep disruption and cause inefficiency.  Effects on a person's biological clock can be severe and last for weeks. BUT IF THIS IS ALL YOU KNOW THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE NORMAL.

 Now there are some more intricate subjects on this topic and I will leave y'all a couple of links at the end. But from what I have read Daylight Savings Time is a waste of time because we do not seem to be saving anything, especially money. But to each his own.