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  • The Feature Film That Blew Everyone Away at Sundance Was Shot on an iPhone 5s

    01/31/2015 1:47:34 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    NoFilmSchool.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | V Renée
    What does it take for a film to be a huge hit at Sundance, nab a distribution deal, and get a nationwide theatrical release? Big Hollywood stars? Mass appeal? Expensive professional equipment? Short answer -- no! Director Sean Baker's feature film Tangerine, which got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, is one of the most talked-about films at the Festival this year even though it doesn't exactly fit the profile of a buzzworthy entry. Firstly, it features unknown actors; no Kristen Wiigs, no Ethan Hawkes. Secondly, it's a story about two transgender women on a Christmas Eve odyssey through the many...
  • Nineties Song “Closing Time” Isn’t About the End of a Night Out

    01/30/2015 7:15:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    groundparents.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Kavin Senapathy
    Readers, please join me as I take a break from my science advocacy writing and reminisce. Four years ago around this time, I was large, uncomfortable, and more than ready to evict my first child from my fatigued body. Fast forward to the end of January, and with an audible “pop,” my water broke at 2:30 a.m. on my due date. Perched on the toilet in the uncertain dark, I yelled for my husband, “Jesse! I don’t think this is pee!” Not one of my finest moments. Little did I know, the day ahead would be filled with unsightly gems,...
  • Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra "After My Laughter Came Tears"

    01/30/2015 7:10:53 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 Feb 1928 | Arnold Johnson
    Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra play "After My Laughter Came Tears," recorded on February 28, 1928.
  • Corelli Christmas Concerto; Op.68 -- Freiburger Barockorchester

    01/30/2015 5:29:54 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 30 Jan 15 | Arcangelo Corelli
    Op.68 -- Freiburger BarockorchesterI post this with a humble heart. It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. I think it is as close to meeting heaven and Christ as I will get to on earth. 15:30 of talented, dedicated, wonderful musicians giving their all to a piece by Arcangelo Corelli (17 February 1653 – 8 January 1713)
  • Kevin Costner Uses N Word. I Defend Him! But Not For The Reasons You'd Think...

    01/30/2015 1:10:25 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 71 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/30/15 | Steven Crowder
    So on CNN, Kevin Costner admitted to having used the N word. Many times. So what? Does that make him a racist? I talked about it on this week's radio show, including MY experience with having used and heard the word. Watch for yourself and decide on whether the context matters in this instance.
  • Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81

    01/30/2015 9:01:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Rod McKuen, a ubiquitous poet, lyricist and songwriter whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 81... Mr. McKuen, whom The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture described as having been, at his height, “the unofficial poet laureate of America,” was the author of dozens of books of poetry, which together sold millions of copies...
  • It's almost Friday. Guitar time! [Allen Collins Freebird Solo - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1975]

    01/29/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | 1975 | Lynyrd Skynyrd
    McLean told us the music died in 1959. If it did, it sure recovered quickly. I think it may have died again in 1977, and we still haven't seen its return.
  • Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith's Songwriting Snafu: 'The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said'

    01/29/2015 5:04:53 PM PST · by Hugin · 50 replies
    billboard/msn ^ | 1/29/15 | Marc Schneider
    Tom Petty has addressed the recent news that he and frequent collaborator Jeff Lynne have received songwriting credit on Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me." In a statement to Billboard, the rock legend praises Smith for quickly addressing what he calls a "musical accident" -- i.e., the similarities between "Stay" and his hit "I Wont' Back Down." "Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by," he says. "Sam's people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement. "
  • ‘American Sniper’ thrills Baghdad crowd: ‘Shoot him! He has an IED!’

    01/29/2015 12:36:01 PM PST · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-28-15 | Douglas Ernest
    Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” has wowed American audiences, but for one short week it also thrilled crowds in Baghdad. Iraq’s upscale Mansour Mall played the film for one week before the controversy surrounding the film prompted management to end showings. “Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming ‘[expletive], shoot him! He has an IED, don’t wait for permission!’” said moviegoer Gaith Mohammed, the Global Post reported Wednesday. “I love watching war movies because especially now they give me the strength to face [the Islamic State].” “The sniper, he has a chance to hit the child and his...
  • Sons of Liberty: A Review

    01/29/2015 7:59:38 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    The History channel’s new miniseries, Sons of Liberty, will anger the purists and the prudes. But it will delight the swashbuckler in the rest of us. It is a big, bodacious screening with superb production values that covers the lead-up years to the American Revolution, 1765-1775. Yes, certain liberties are taken with some of the facts and events.
  • Virtual Buddy Holly to Appear in New Touring Show

    01/29/2015 2:18:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3:00 AM PST 1/28/2015 | Carolyn Giardina
    A virtual Buddy Holly performance will headline a new show that’s planned to debut in Holly’s birth state of Texas during 2016. Hologram USA Entertainment will present the show in partnership with Maria Elena Holly, the star’s widow and head of Buddy Holly Licensing; plans are to use this debut to kick off a show tour. Hologram USA is already working on the hologram-like performance of the rock and roll icon, as well as on a similar show around Liberace, which will debut in Las Vegas. Through the partnership with Buddy Holly Licensing, the company has access to music and...
  • Sly Stone Wins $5 Million Verdict in Lawsuit Against Former Manager and Attorney

    01/29/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    variety ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ted Johnson
    Funk singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury in his lawsuit against a former manager and attorney he claimed diverted royalties from his music for their own benefit. The Los Angeles Superior Court announced its verdict on Tuesday, after two days of deliberations. Stone’s litigation, filed under his real name Sylvester Stewart, involved millions of dollars in royalties and stretched over almost five years. He filed suit in 2010, claiming that manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone in the late 1980s induced him to sign an employment and shareholder agreement with Even Street...
  • The DeflateGate Anthem: Soft Balls (AC/DC Parody)

    01/28/2015 5:00:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The folks up at our sister station WBLM in Portland have created their own DeflateGate anthem. We wanted to share it with you and honor our New England Patriots.
  • Heather Mills Comes Clean: Love, Marriage, Divorce, Wings, Yoko, and More

    01/28/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by wbarmy · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Wendy Geller
    Excerpt, Few celebrities have weathered as many extreme ups and downs as Heather Mills. On one hand, the ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney is known by such tags as “Mucca” or “the most hated woman in Britain”; on the other hand, she has managed to carve out a wide-ranging career including lauded charity work, stints on reality TV, and Alpine ski racing — Mills, who lost her lower leg in an 1993 accident, is a multi-medalist for the British Paralympic ski team. Still, the 47-year-old’s acrimonious 2008 divorce with the Beatle has remained, publicly at least, the centerpiece of her life. In...
  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Here’s one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • Happy Birthday, W.A. Mozart [January 27, 1756]

    01/27/2015 6:27:10 AM PST · by nwrep · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 27, 2015 | nwrep
    The greatest musical genius in the history of the world was born 259 years ago today. Here is a silent toast to the magical music of Mozart. From Wikipedia: He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Do Not Disturb"(1965)

    01/25/2015 11:50:02 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | Ralph Levy | 1965
  • Looking for My First Satelite Radio for Home Use, any suggestions? Terrestrial is disappearing.

    01/25/2015 9:46:24 AM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    Jan. 25 2015 | Lee Martell
    I used to enjoy several talk shows in my area on terrestrial radio stations.I listened to various local talk shows about politics and social issues. In the last three of four years little by little, almost all of my favorite shows have been ended, and replaced by Infomercials, Finance shows and Vitamin Advice for Health Maintenance. I don't mind listening to any of those replacement shows once in a great while, but when those are the only choices, I feel deprived of good radio. I keep hearing that 'Terrestrial Radio is Dead!" almost no one in the high spending demographic...
  • You Bet Your Life radio show 1/25/50

    01/25/2015 2:23:03 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 25 Jan 1950 | Groucho Marx
    Groucho meets a single librarian and a young policeman, a television expert and a housewife, and an auctioneer and a square dance caller.
  • He Puts His iPhone 4 Inside The Guitar. Why? I Didn’t See This Coming!

    01/24/2015 9:43:34 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 103 replies
    This is such clever and awesome idea! Who would have thought putting your iPhone 4 inside a guitar and using its camera could create such cool and creative video. I never really did see this coming and this is such a novel idea that most people haven’t seen or tried such an experiment before. Learn more from this video and you might want to try it for yourself! Have you seen such before? See video at link
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.
  • Apple's iTunes Radio, Beats, and Others Hit With Unpaid Royalty Suits Over Pre-1972 Music

    01/24/2015 2:58:31 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Friday January 23, 2015 7:24 AM PST | by Mitchel Broussard
    Following a lengthy lawsuit that pitted Sirius XM Radio against members of classic rock band The Turtles in a fight over royalties for music recordings made before 1972, new class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple, Sony, Google, and Rdio over their streaming music services (via The Recorder). As noted by Law360, Beats Music has also been hit with a suit. According to the suits, filed yesterday by Zenbu Magazines Inc., streaming services like iTunes Radio, Beats, and Google Play Music have been making money off of pre-1972 music recordings without paying any royalties to the owners of the...
  • Paul Specht & Orchestra "Ten Little Miles From Town"

    01/23/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | Paul Specht
    Paul Specht and his Orchestra play "Ten Little Miles From Town." Recorded in New York on September 13, 1928.
  • Rapper Tiny Doo facing long prison sentence over lyrics

    01/23/2015 11:26:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities. The statute in question is California Penal Code 182.5. The code makes it a felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity....
  • ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Depicts America Under the Nazis

    01/22/2015 10:47:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1/22/15 | Gault
    An excellent adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s best novel After the highway patrolman finishes helping Joe Blake fix a flat tire, the cop offers him a sandwich. Blake is nervous. He’s stuck in the Midwest at the mercy of a police officer … and he’s carrying illegal cargo. Blake wants to leave, but he accepts the sandwich. Better not to cause a stir. As Blake takes the meal, he notices a tattoo on the officer’s forearm—a knife through a flower. Blake asks what it means. “Oh?” the cop says. “A soldier so fierce he’d kill a rose.” “That was you?”...
  • Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why is It So Hard to Believe the Accusers?

    01/21/2015 4:32:14 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 81 replies
    People ^ | 01/21/15
    The 64-year-old comedian and former host of The Tonight Show told TV executives Wednesday that he doesn't understand why "it's so hard to believe women." "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man," Leno said at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives convention, Variety reports. "Here you need 25."
  • 'Avatar' sequels pushed back a year, James Cameron says

    01/21/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 76 replies
    latimes ^ | Jan 14 | Oliver Gettell
    James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels have been delayed a year, with the first now arriving in 2017 James Cameron's return trip to Pandora is taking a bit longer than originally planned. The release for the director's three "Avatar" sequels has been pushed back a year, with the first to arrive in late 2017, Cameron told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Cameron is in pre-production on the sci-fi films, which he intends to shoot simultaneously in New Zealand and then release over consecutive years. Although the first sequel was to hit theaters in time for Christmas 2016, Cameron said that target was...
  • Tourists get knockout photo of Sylvester Stallone atop 'Rocky' steps

    01/21/2015 6:23:47 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    wptv West Palm Beach ^ | 1-21-15 | n/a
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps got a knockout photo at the top - a selfie with Rocky himself.</p> <p>Peter Rowe said he and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw Sylvester Stallone.</p>
  • [Video] Jean Michel Jarre - Live In Cairo Egypt - Full Screen Edition

    01/20/2015 7:32:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2014 | Instants Jarre
    Jean Michel Jarre had no particular plans for Millennium New Year's Eve. But then came the tragic terrorist attacks at Luxor, where several Western tourists were killed. UNESCO, in a bid to support the State of Egypt, home to precious world cultural heritage, and most dependent on the tourist trade, asked Jarre to travel to Egypt as its Ambassador to draw media support for the Egyptian tourism industry. During his visit and discussions with the Egyptian government around the subject that something should be done to recreate a positive and modern image of the country Jarre was invited to conceive...
  • Moog Brings Back the Ancient Modular Synthesizer (This is Rather Awesome)

    01/20/2015 7:18:48 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 94 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alan Cross
    If you remember guys like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Rick Wright playing keyboard devices the size of refrigerators, you’ll love that Moog, the pioneering synth company, has gone back to making some of those monsters. Behold this glorious synthesizer porn.
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies
    WWW.Brain-Damage.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...
  • FX reveals new details about 'Fargo' season 2 (Ronald Reagan as a featured character)

    01/20/2015 12:54:04 AM PST · by Rastus · 8 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan. 18, 2015 | Natalie Abrams
    During TCA’s winter press tour, FX CEO John Langraf revealed that Ronald Reagan will figure into the second season of the network’s hit anthology series. “It covers something that was referenced in the first installment by Lou Solverson, Molly Solverson’s [Allison Tolman] father,” Langraf said. “It’s a big sprawling, in some ways, more comedic [season], though at times, a very serious show. It’s set in the late ’70s against the backdrop of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. Reagan is a character in it.” After the panel, Landgraf confided to EW that Fargo will actually be...
  • Sons of Liberty

    01/19/2015 12:53:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Channel Guide ^ | 1-19-15
    Sons of Liberty Three-Night Event Begins Jan 25 at 9/8c on the History Channel. Video at source link. Topics will include Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere, and more.
  • Ickey Woods stunned by response to TV ad

    01/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Dale Yurong
    The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. Ickey was very surprised by the popularity of his commercial. It has thrust him back into the national spotlight. 25 years have passed since Ickey has done the shuffle on the field for the Bengals. He still lives in the Cincinnati area. Woods said, "Now I'm...
  • Chris Kyle’s Widow Overwhelmed By ‘American Sniper’ Success, Elites Unhappy

    01/19/2015 8:31:08 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the vitriol spewed toward the movie “American Sniper,” Americans flocked to see the Clint Eastwood biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in record numbers. The previous record for a movie opening on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was set last year by “Ride Along,” which opened with $41 million. “American Sniper” is estimated to have more than doubled that, bringing in an astounding $90.2 million.
  • Aliens, Robots, Cheetahs, Oh My! Watch These “Face Hackers” Use Projectors To Modify Their Faces

    01/18/2015 11:14:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 1/18/15 | Greg Kumparak
    Happy Sunday! Ready to have your mind blown?By mixing ultra-bright projectors and advanced facial tracking with some damned fine visual design, these guys are able to use their faces as a canvas some truly wild work. ==>>>Watch on as they morph from human, to alien, to cheetah, to robot overlord on the fly.<<<==So how does it work? To oversimplify it: an array of cameras tracks the dots on their faces, akin to the way Hollywood motion capture systems work. They then take some truly amazing texture/animation work and digitally morph it around a model of each guy’s face — essentially...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Istanbul"(1957)

    01/18/2015 12:02:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1957 | Joseph Pevney
  • Fox Explores ’24’ Without Jack Bauer

    01/18/2015 11:07:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 17, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    Are Jack Bauer or the real-time format at the heart of 24? Fox brass are likely wrestling with that dilemma as they are weighing a possible new limited series installment of the popular franchise. That’s because the network has been pitched a followup to last summer’s 24: Live Another Day that may or may not feature 24 signature star Kiefer Sutherland. In the the idea, which comes from 24/24: Live Another Day executive producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto, “there is a point at which Jack Bauer could come in and fit organically into the story, or they...
  • Howard Shore's Scores to 'Scanners' and 'The Brood' Get First Vinyl Release via Mondo

    01/17/2015 12:06:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    In an announcement that's bound to blow some minds, film score authorities Mondo have revealed they'll be delivering the music from Canadian body horror icon David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Brood on a single slab of vinyl tomorrow (January 13). The Mondo blog confirmed that the label has teamed up with Howe Records for a release placing Howard Shore's score to 1981's Scanners on the A-side and his "The Shape of Rage Suite" for 1979's The Brood on the flip.
  • Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts

    01/17/2015 12:56:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    mashable.com ^ | Jan 16 2015 | Jim Roberts
    Fifty years after Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first performed in Menlo Park, Calif., the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite in 2015 for what they say is their final series of concerts.
  • Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ [Insufferable Woman Just Go Away!]

    01/16/2015 9:37:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 16, 2015 | Emily Heil
    Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ By Emily Heil January 16 at 10:45 AM But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of “Selma” (she’s the film’s producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of the cast and crew, along with some Washington dignitaries, to chow down on presidential popcorn and watch the civil-rights-era flick.
  • Classic Hollywood Film Outtakes

    01/16/2015 8:42:14 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/05/2010 | Youtube
    Bogie, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, George Brent, Merle Oberon, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart
  • Miss Universe Photos (SMOKIN' CPU ALERT)

    01/16/2015 4:35:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    eonline ^ | N/A | eonline.com
    Miss Lithuana - Patricija Belousova: Miss India - Noyonita Lodh: Miss Philippines - Mary Jean Lastimosa: Miss Israel - Doron Matalon: Miss Brazil - Melissa Gurgel: Miss Austria - Julia Furdea: Miss USA - Nia Sanchez: Miss Gabon - Maggaly Ornellia Nguema: Miss France - Camille Cerf: Miss Columbia - Paulina Vega: Miss Venezuela: - Migbelis Lynette Castellanos: Miss Serbia -Andjelka Tomasevic: Miss Dominican Republic - Kimberly Castillo: Miss Czech Republic - Gabriela Frankova: Miss Ukraine - Diana Harkusha: Miss Mexico - Josselyn Garciglia:
  • Snoop Dogg a 'misogynist wretch' says Londonderry judge McElholm

    01/16/2015 5:44:56 AM PST · by don-o · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 January 2015
    Imposing a 12 month probation order, Judge McElholm said: "Why any woman would want to go to a concert to listen to this misogynist wretch escapes me." "Why he was allowed into the country in the first place is another matter," said Mr McElholm. The American rapper has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
  • Bobby Russell - 1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero

    01/16/2015 12:22:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1968 | Bobby Russell
    "When they called out his name he tried not to claim it, but the kids started cryin' 'cause theyd already named it".........
  • Mystery of Grateful Dead fan missing almost 20 years

    01/15/2015 12:49:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | ap
    Police told local media outlets that the missing man's mother filed a police report Tuesday, saying her son, Jason Callahan, left Myrtle Beach nearly 20 years ago to follow the band the Grateful Dead and hasn't been seen since.
  • This is Dish's Sling TV: an internet TV service that lets you stream ESPN for $20

    01/15/2015 9:58:53 AM PST · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 5, 2015 11:57 am | Chris Welch
    Dish's grand experiment is called Sling TV, and before going on, we need to point out that it has very little to do with the Sling brand you may already be familiar with. There's no direct partnership with Slingbox or Sling Media, though both it and Dish are beneath a single parent company, EchoStar. So right off the bat, it's a somewhat confusing name that Dish maybe could've done better with. Another thing: though this is a service designed by and coming from Dish, you wouldn't know it without being told. The satellite provider's own logo is nowhere to be...