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  • I was a bad influence on the Beatles: James Taylor

    02/17/2020 5:09:42 PM PST · by Pelham · 101 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 17, 2020 | Jenny Stevens
    ..Born in Boston in 1948, Taylor was, according to his memoir, “brought up devoted to progressive politics, self-improvement and the arts”. His father, a doctor, moved the family to the south when he became the dean of the medical school of the University of North Carolina; his mother didn’t want to go, and fought against the politics she found there. She saw the north-eastern state of Massachusetts as a “lost Eden” and would spend her days doing sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, on protests, and hauling her five kids to Martha’s Vineyard every summer to “restore our Yankee credentials”. Not...
  • The coming death of just about every rock legend

    08/31/2019 9:59:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 185 replies
    The Week dot com ^ | August 31, 2019 | Damon Linker
    [Snip] Yes, we've lost some already. On top of the icons who died horribly young decades ago — Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, John Lennon — there's the litany of legends felled by illness, drugs, and just plain old age in more recent years: George Harrison, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty. Those losses have been painful. But it's nothing compared with the tidal wave of obituaries to come. The grief and nostalgia will wash over us all. Yes, the Boomers left alive will take it...
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/14/2016 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 110 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/14/2016 | Judicial Watch
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable...
  • James Taylor thinks Obama is greatest President of all-time

    05/15/2015 7:40:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 95 replies
    fox ^ | 5-2015
    Barack Obama supporter James Taylor doesn't just think the U.S. president is great — he believes Obama is the greatest of all-time. "I've been watching politics since (Dwight) Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and Obama is my favorite, favorite president," Taylor said in an interview Wednesday. "I am just thankful for every day that he's in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know." Taylor, 67, is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. The pop icon...
  • "Don't do stupid stuff" Is No Longer Obama's Foreign Policy

    01/17/2015 8:01:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s official: our foreign policy has devolved to singing.Having found our previous #hashtag foreign policy no longer effective we’ve moved on to a different course of action. It consists of springing old pop songs, and old pop song purveyors, on both our friends and enemies in order to express our heartfelt concern and whoa, whoa, whoa feelings. I can only presume that the intended end game is sitting around a campfire singing Kumbaya. No word from Iran just yet on when that might occur.In a piece titled “That time John Kerry got James Taylor to sing ‘You’ve got a friend’...
  • This performer turned down John Kerry; James Taylor was Kerry's second choice

    01/16/2015 4:22:13 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2015
  • James Taylor Sings Tribute To France At Kerry Event In Paris

    01/16/2015 11:12:13 AM PST · by traumer · 66 replies
    - video at link - John Kerry listens on as his friend James Taylor performs You've Got A Friend at an event in Paris after the terror attacks.
  • At Invitation of John Kerry, James Taylor Sings ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ to the French

    01/16/2015 10:23:43 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 80 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 1/16 | Ben Smith
    Secretary of State John Kerry sought to show the United States’ support of France after the recent terrorist attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by having James Taylor sing “You’ve Got a Friend” at a Paris press conference. Nile Gardiner, director of Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation, blasted this decision, calling it “embarrassing” and “cringeworthy.”
  • Le hug: How John Kerry made a Paris cheek-kiss faux pas

    01/16/2015 9:56:41 AM PST · by don-o · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Januuary 16, 2015
    When top US diplomat John Kerry rushed towards the French president, arms open, to warmly embrace him on Friday, what followed was a cringeworthy culture clash that has befuddled many a visitor to France. The French are just not that into hugging. Kerry had given fair warning to his French counterparts that some American-style affection was on the cards. "My visit to France is basically to share a big hug for Paris and express the affection of the American people for France and for our friends there who have been through a terrible time," he said on the eve of...
  • Obama’s America: Kerry Has James Taylor Sing to French Leaders to Make Up for US No-Show

    01/16/2015 7:41:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 1/16/15 | free beacon staff
    The United States’ missing appearance at the unity march in Paris was duly noted by the media. Secretary of State John Kerry finally made an appearance in France to “share a big hug.” In a press conference to express his condolences to the French people and for not showing, Kerry brought a friend with him: James Taylor. Taylor serenaded the crowd with an acoustic version of “You’ve Got a Friend.” Taylor performed the song as a tribute to the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks carried out last week. Reporters present asked Kerry if his appearance in France was to...
  • Apology Tour: John Kerry Brings James Taylor To Paris To Play “You’ve Got A Friend” [VIDEO]

    01/16/2015 7:10:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Under fire for being a no-show at the Paris March Against Terrorism, the Obama administration sent Secretary of State John Kerry to Paris today to give a “big hug” to the French.
  • John Kerry Brings James Taylor to Paris to Play "You've Got a Friend" after US No-Show Last Week

    01/16/2015 5:39:53 AM PST · by rightistight · 69 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/16/15 | Aurelius
    Secretary of State John Kerry literally brought musician James Taylor to Paris in order to play his hit song “You’ve Got a Friend” to the French after the United States sent no high-end representatives to a massive solidarity march last week. The United States took heat from around the world, and inside its own borders, after millions of people marched in the streets of Paris last week to show terrorists that they will not be frightened away from practicing free speech and expression. President Obama, Vice President Biden, nor any cabinet members attended the rally, even though Eric Holder was...
  • Nine Hit Songs You Had No Idea Were Written By Carole King (Suprises me)

    06/29/2014 4:37:52 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aly Weisman
    Aly Weisman June 26, 2014 The Broadway musical "Beautiful" — the true story of Carole King's remarkable rise from behind-the-scenes songwriter to solo stardom — took home three Tony Awards in June, including Best Actress for Jessie Mueller's portrayal of King. "Tapestry" launched Carole King's solo career in 1971, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. But what many don't realize about King's career is that the musician began songwriting for other artists in the 1960s, over a decade before she became a famous artist in her own right. King and her then husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more...
  • Boston Strong Concert: Dane Cook, Classy As Always, Refuses to Stream His Set At Charity Concert

    06/01/2013 11:05:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    policymic ^ | June 1, 2013 | Medha Chandorkar
    Only Dane Cook could turn a charity performance for the Boston Strong concert into a catastrophe. For those who haven’t heard, Boston Strong was a music and comedy benefit concert for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The lineup included Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, and James Taylor and Carole King, as well as several comedy acts. The sold-out, six-hour concert was also livestreamed on multiple audio and video feeds for those who could not attend in person, including not just average Americans but some Boston Marathon bombing victims as well. Imagine people’s surprise, then, when the feed...
  • James Taylor: Let’s sacrifice a little liberty for safety

    01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, it’s fun to pick on celebrities who don’t know much about the issues on which they’re asked to pontificate — and at least James Taylor has the honesty to preface his answer to The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy with an admission of ignorance. In fact, he does so twice, when Nicholas asks him about Obama’s continuation of George Bush’s drone policy and on the “executive orders” Obama promised on gun control (actually executive actions, most or all of which don’t require actual EOs). At some point, it’s easy to feel a little sympathy for Taylor, who must be thinking...
  • Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson to Sing at President Obama's Inauguration [Et Tu, Kelly?]

    01/10/2013 6:18:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Ace Show Biz ^ | 1/10/13
    R'n'B-pop diva Beyonce Knowles, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Grammy Award-winning artist James Taylor are just some of the artists tapped by re-elected U.S. president Barack Obama to perform the country's most patriotic songs during his upcoming inauguration ceremony on January 21. Beyonce is chosen to deliver the U.S. national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner", Kelly is selected to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James is invited again to perform "America the Beautiful".
  • Pop Star James Taylor: ‘I Really Suffered’ Under 8 Years of ‘Cheney/Bush’ (barphalert)

    12/08/2012 1:42:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    James Taylor said he “really suffered” under eight years of “Cheney/Bush,” while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform. “It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008,” Taylor said. “I really—I was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose.” “Those were—it was a tough time for me,” he said. “I really suffered.” …
  • Did Obama Administration Play Favorites With Energy Loans?

    03/30/2011 4:11:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 3/30/11 | Brian Ross
    When the White House announced the federal government would loan $465 million to Tesla, a California start-up company with plans to develop an all-electric sedan, President Obama called it an "historic opportunity to ensure that the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks are made in America." The loan also represented a lucrative opportunity for Steve Westly, a major investor in the car company who had raised more than $500,000 for the president's campaign. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy lent more than half a billion dollars to companies backed by Westly's California venture capital firm. In 2010, the...
  • Caption Obama and co. at honoring of Ted Kennedy

    03/09/2009 2:52:16 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 113 replies · 2,359+ views

    01/23/2009 9:55:34 PM PST · by June K. · 22 replies · 481+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 23 2009 | TOM NAMAKO
    The legendary folk singer yesterday came running to the rescue of a California woman forced by Port Authority cops to hand over her iPod to a cabby after the taxi's credit-card reader declined her card. Taylor promised to send Natalie Lenhart a brand new music player filled with his songs, as well as a personal note.