Missing It: What Happened to The Tonight Show Opening

Paying Attention This post was originally put up in early September (maybe you’ve noticed a trend..as we work through some of the greatest hits from the past). Last night, 8 October 2019, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon opening returned to its’ classic opening format…the one used since the first telecasts of the show. Why? […]

While We Were Out

Update On December 31st, or maybe during the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve 2019, the DonaldPierce.com site went down, at least from an administrative point of view. If you were on the net and checked in up until the end of April 2019,  you could still see the posts–all of them–starting with our […]

Sympathy For The Devil

Music For Today’s Headlines: Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead In Apparent Suicide You could just see this one coming. Too much money, too much power, too much rule breaking, too many powerful friends, too many secrets that had to go to the grave. The drama that was Jeffrey Epstein and his life will be with us […]

Transitions: Dr. John (1941-2019)

Above: Dr. John doing an extended  version of “Such a Night”, one of his best known hits. Good music and excellent photography. Perfect for setting the tone for a piece to remember a musical legend.  “Such a Night. Sweet confusion under the moonlight….”   –from “Such a Night” by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) Mac Rebennack, […]

Stormwatch: Government Assistance

The Latest Word Hurricane Harvey is a devastating event. Everyone is going to need assistance to recover. One of the very best places to start is to use the government resources available to you. Here’s where to go for help: Federal Government Assistance or call 1-800-621-FEMA Hang in there. We’ll get through it.  

Stormwatch: Hurricane Harvey Winds Up

The Latest Word:  And so it begins. There is some debate about which buildup for Hurricane Harvey is biggest: the storm itself or the media coverage. If you watch The Weather Channel–which is doing an excellent job–you will receive the impression that this thing, Harvey, is an absolute freak of nature and one of the […]

The Tour De France: Stage 8

Nightshift Sports:  Embed from Getty Images A young Frenchman won the 8th stage of the Tour de France today. Liliane Calmejean surprised everyone in the peloton–including perhaps even himself–with a Stage 8 win, which was contested over the Dole/Station de Rousses route. Calmejean suffered some cramping in the later stages of the route, but managed […]

Tour De France Resources: 2017

Nightshift Sports: Embed from Getty Images The Tour De France–the world’s most famous bicycle race–has started. The peloton went off yesterday, starting in Düsseldorf, Germany and will continue racing until the 23rd of July and the finish in Paris. If you’re going to follow the tour, you’re going to want to put the Official Tour […]