December 31st, 2005

Photoshoppage

For those of you not in the know, I have a Photoshop tutorial comminuty called how_2_photoshop. It's been a labor of love and I've neglected it disgracefully, but I have a ton of new tutorials to post there now and will get them all up before too long. This first new one is already up here, where I learn ya how to do this:

Sugarland Live on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006
Saturday, December 31 at 10/9c


For the 34th consecutive year, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials starting at 10:00 p.m. (ET & PT) on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31. In all there will be three-and-a-half hours of special New Year's Eve programming. This marks Dick Clark's first television appearance in over a year and Ryan Seacrest's debut as co-host of the program.

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 will offer "live" reports on the festivities in Times Square, New York, a look back at the past year and highlights of some of the year's biggest concert tours, including Duran Duran and Green Day. Additionally, Marysol Castro, "Good Morning America Weekend's" weather and features correspondent, will report on other happenings in and around New York City.

During Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006, Part 1 (11:35 p.m. - 1:05 a.m., ET/PT), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of the year 2005 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, Clark and Seacrest will be joined by actress/recording star Hilary Duff, who will preside over segments of the show from Hollywood and introduce top recording artists The Bangles, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, The Pussycat Dolls, Sugarland, 3 Doors Down and 311. Duff will also perform, and Castro will continue to check out other goings on in the Big Apple. Also seen will be coverage of the New Year's celebrations at other locations around the world.

Wrapping the night's activities will be Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006, Part 2 (1:05-2:05 a.m., ET/PT) with all of the musical acts continuing to celebrate with additional performances.

Among this year's scheduled performances: The Bangles sing two of their biggest hits, "Hazy Shade of Winter" and "Eternal Flame"; Chris Brown offers his latest single, "Yo," and his current chart-topper, "Run It!"; Sean Paul performs his Top 10 smash, "We Be Burnin,'" his 2003 chart-topper, "Get Busy," and his newest release, "Temperature"; The Pussycat Dolls sing their breakthrough 2005 hit, "Don't Cha," and their current single, "Stickwitu"; Sugarland offer their recent Top 5 hit, "Something More," and "Down in Mississippi," a cut from their platinum debut album; 3 Doors Down perform their Top 10 single of earlier this year, "Let Me Go," and their latest single, "Landing in London"; 311 sing their past Alternative hit, "All Mixed Up," and their current single, "Speak Easy"; and Hilary Duff offers her new single, "Beat of My Heart," her hit from earlier this year, "Wake Up," and her Top 10 single from 2003, "Come Clean."

Ruby's Shoes



In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges Hall became the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school.

Lori McKenna - Ruby's Shoes
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Ruby's shoes would take her
A mile or so to school everyday
Where the white people hated her
They'd scream and hold signs and tell her to go away

But Ruby's will was stronger
Than the bigots with the signs could ever know
She stopped every morning on the corner
And prayed that someday the pain would go

And she'd stop and she'd pray
That all the hatred would go away
She was only six years old but she knew
Walk a mile in Ruby's shoes

Ruby sat alone in the classroom
She never dreamed the other children wouldn't come
They hated her for the color of her skin
Well color is such an amazing illusion

She'd stop and she'd pray
That all the hatred would go away
She was only six years old but she knew
Walk a mile in Ruby's shoes

Now Ruby knew about Dorothy
And the ruby shoes that she wore
She wondered about Oz sometimes
Well, well no other child ever walked her shoes before

And she'd stop and she'd pray
That all the hatred would go away
She was only six years old but she knew
Walk a mile in Ruby's shoes

Ruby, if birds can always fly
Why oh why can't you and I

Ruby's shoes would take her
A mile or so to school everyday
Where the white people hated her
They'd scream and hold signs and tell her to go away

And she'd stop and she'd pray
That all the hatred would go away
She'd stop and she'd pray
That no other children would be raised this way
Ruby's shoes

If birds can fly
Then why oh why
If birds can fly then why oh why can't I


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