Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This is Ridiculous!

Cowboys Employees Sue Builder of Practice Facility

Let's set the situation of what happened. It was a bad day for weather. Most of North Texas was under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorms were continuously moving through the area. One of these storms made its way to the area where the practice facility was and slammed into it.

The entire place was shaking with the winds which were very strong at the time. Then one of the players decided this was a good time to leave the building. Opening the door allowed the winds to enter the building which can comprimise the entire structure because now you have force trying to lift it from underneath it. This is when the structure collapsed, big surprise.

The practice field is a Tent. Even with the metal poles supporting it, it is still a tent. It was holding up fine until they decided to open the door to get out. Think about this as if you are in your house. When a storm is raging outside, do you try to leave your house? For your own safety, NO you stay inside and get to a safe room to ride out the storm. These guys tried to leave and ended up getting hurt. Now instead of blaming themselves for not following the rules of storm safety, they try to pin the blame on someone else.

I do realize the tent was supposed to stand up to a stronger wind than was measured, but they don't know for sure how strong the wind gusts were at the time, they just have estimates. Any meteorologist can attest that winds in a severe thunderstorm can be extremely localized.

I blame the people who organize the practice events. WHY would you hold a practice session in a TENT when there is SEVERE WEATHER in the area and the whole region is under a TORNADO WATCH??? That is just stupidity in my opinion. The MEDIA was there as well, so it's not like they were not informed. They would be able to easily get information on the state of the weather outside. People just try to get money off anyone they can these days and they never admit to screwing up in the first place.

This bugs me because it was probably not the company's fault for building the structure wrong, but because they have a rocky history with other structures they built, they will have a hard time defending themselves. All people see is that players and coaches were hurt so someone has to be blamed for a TENT not standing up to a severe thunderstorm microburst.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Electronic Dance Music

I love this style of music. The way the melody and rhythm go together it makes me feel good listening to it every time.

The main styles I love to hear is Trance, Eurodance, some House, and some Techno.

By far, my favorite DJ is Dj Tiesto. I have been to one of his events and it was amazing. He really loves what he does and knows what a crowd loves to hear. At the end of his set, he even tossed his headphones out into the crowd. I bet those things were expensive.

Back in the 90's I was looking for a style of music to get into. I was mainly into alternative for a while but eventually fell into Eurodance music after hearing my friends play it a lot at their houses. It just sounded great.

I still remember the very first CD I bought, it was Dance Hits Allstars 96.

This CD had a very good tracklist of popular songs at the time.
Click here for tracklisting.

When Robert Miles got into the scene and released his "Children" song, this got me into Trance Music. I loved how it sounded. People hate that Trance has no lyrics, but I feel this allows people from every country to enjoy the music without any language barriers. This can be seen at any Trance party in Europe. Many people who just can't understand each other are having fun and enjoying the party.

Dj Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren are my 2 favorite Dj's. Their music flows beautifully and it even borderlines "magical" at times. Whenever I am feeling stressed or down and can't be with my wife, this music helps me out a lot.