From the Best of Bowie DVD, this video was recorded on February 8, 1972 for The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC, though it wasn’t broadcasted until over ten years later. The song was written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory and features simple piano playing with powerful lyrics that question the dedication of present society.Ten years into his career, Bowie was entering his Ziggy Stardust stage and influencing popular culture to join his trends of anti-traditionalism. “Oh! You Pretty Things” invokes concepts of the ever-evolving races of humanity, providing images of strangers joining to better understand the state of society, with refrain lyrics like “You gotta make way for the Homo Superior” and ongoing urges to “wake up” and think about “the world to come.”Watch the uplifting performance below:Tedeschi Trucks Band included the Bowie song as a bonus track on their most recent album Let Me Get By. Watch a live version below:
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As the CFPB rewrites portions of its payday lending rule, state credit union leagues and national trade groups are calling for a delay in implementation and a broad exemption for short-term loans made by credit unions.“We fully support the fight against unscrupulous payday lenders and vehicle title lenders, and we will oppose changes that would allow them to continue preying on the poorest of Americans; however, the rule in its current form unfairly lumps in pro-consumer credit unions with predatory storefront payday and vehicle title lenders,” Paul Guttormsson, vice president of legal and compliance at the Wisconsin Credit Union League, wrote, in urging the agency to delay the mandatory underwriting provisions of the rule.The CFPB has been seeking comment on a proposal to delay the mandatory underwriting provisions of the payday rule for an additional 15 months to November 19, 2020.
“We were cleaning up the debris down there and we noticed a bit of a sparkle and we picked up a ring,” he says. “Once we washed it off we realized there was an engraving on the inside.” While serving take-out meals recently during the coronavirus pandemic, Coconuts manager Ryan Krivoy was also replacing the wooden deck on the restaurant’s patio. Krivoy says he plans to put the treasures in the tip jar to help his staff. The restaurant found more than just the ring under the deck, Krivoy adds. “We found a couple of $100 bills,” he adds. “I don’t know how those got down there.” The engraving read, “Mike & Lisa 08-21-15.” The staff began their mission to find the ring’s owner. “We took to Facebook and basically put the post up as a long shot,” says marketing manager Sasha Formica. “That was on Monday and on [Thursday] Lisa called the restaurant.” The coins were minted with a value of $2.50, but now range from $200 to more than $2,000, according to various estimates. A man who vacationed in Fort Lauderdale never thought he would see his wedding ring again after he lost it three years ago.Then, a local restaurant came to the rescue during an unlikely time. “We found a lot of change obviously, but as we’re cleaning off the change we actually found a gold coin,” he said. “After doing a little research, it was a quarter eagle [coin] from 1855.” “She called and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I’m Lisa,’” Formica explains.Courtesy: Coconuts Restaurant/Facebook Lisa texted pictures of the ring and she and her husband eating at Coconuts in 2017 in order to prove that she was the real owner. The wedding band had slipped off her husband’s greasy fingers and rolled between the wooden floorboards, she said. The post had been shared about 5,000 times, and found its way to the married couple, who live in New York. The wedding ring was sent back to the couple Friday via certified mail.