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  • Momentum, a New Contender For "Worst Movie Ever," Yields $69 in UK Opening Night

    11/26/2015 6:17:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    There’s no easy way to define a financially “successful” movie. A lot depends on how much it cost to make, and even then, it’s not as basic as targeting a specific profit margin. Critical acclaim can make up for some lost revenue, as can awards, and then there’s licensing, and digital downloads, and retail, and DVDs, and sequels, and who knows what else. This is an inexact science that resists simple conclusions.
  • Alice's at 50: Thanksgiving not complete without Guthrie (50th Anniversary)

    11/26/2015 5:12:41 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 11/24/2015 | Karen Lee Ziner
    --SNIP-- Arlo Guthrie famously was arrested for littering in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and ended up being rejected for the Vietnam War draft because of his conviction for that crime. The folk singer wove his experience into the satirical 18-minute (and 34 seconds) ballad in 1967 that radio stations around the country play every Thanksgiving. Pagliarini is one of a number of people who spoke about tuning in on the holiday. For some, the listening tradition goes back several generations
  • Disney's Cable Channels See Steep Subscriber Losses

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Nickname · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/25/2015 | Paul Bond
    It was in August that Disney CEO Bob Iger warned that ESPN suffered "some subscriber losses," but a regulatory filing late Wednesday indicates a fairly hefty number: 7 million subscribers in two years. Disney disclosed that its most profitable TV asset has 92 million subscribers, down from 95 million a year ago and down from 99 million the year before that.
  • Muddy Waters - Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues

    11/26/2015 4:09:56 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | various 1941–1982 | Muddy Waters
    Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues 00:00 - Rock Me 03:12 - Hoochie Coochie Man 06:05 - Trouble No More 08:46 - Got My Mojo Workin' 11:37 - I Won't Go On 14:33 - She's 19 Years Old 17:53 - She's So Pretty 20:06 - I Want to Be Loved 22:50 - Close to You 25:58 - Sugar Sweet 28:29 - I Just Want to Make Love to You 31:23 - I'm Ready 34:28 - You Got to take Sick and Die Some of These Days 36:38 - Long Distance Call 39:19 - I Don't Know Why 42:14...
  • Anthony Philip Heinrich - Manitou Mysteries

    11/26/2015 4:09:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | c. 1845 | Composer: Anthony Philip Heinrich
    Anthony Philip Heinrich (March 11, 1781 -- 1861) was the first "full-time" American composer, and the most prominent before the American Civil War. Work: Manitou Mysteries Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz Conductor: Howard Griffith
  • The True History Of The Traveling Wilbury's

    11/26/2015 4:09:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 June 2007 | The Travelling Wilburys
    The True History Of The Traveling Wilbury's
  • The Travelling Wilburys, Vol 3 - Full Album (with bonus tracks)

    11/26/2015 4:09:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 29, 1990 | The Travelling Wilburys
    Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 1."She's My Baby" – 0:00 2."Inside Out" – 3:14 3."If You Belonged to Me" – 6:48 4."The Devil's Been Busy" – 10:02 5."7 Deadly Sins" – 13:20 6."Poor House" – 16:38 7."Where Were You Last Night?" – 19:55 8."Cool Dry Place" – 23:00 9."New Blue Moon" – 26:35 10."You Took My Breath Away" – 29:56 11."Wilbury Twist" – 33:15 12."Nobody's Child" (Cy Coben, Mel Foree) – 36:15 13."Runaway" (Max Crook, Del Shannon) – 39:43
  • The Travelling Wilburys, Vol 1 - Full Album (with bonus tracks)

    11/26/2015 4:09:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 18, 1988 | The Travelling Wilburys
    The Travelling Wilburys, Vol 1 - Full Album (with bonus tracks) Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison - 1988 Side 1 0:00 -- "Handle With Care" 3:19 -- "Dirty World" 6:49 -- "Rattled" 9:48 -- "Last Night" Side 2 13:39 -- "Not Alone Any More" 17:03 -- "Congratulations" 20:33 -- "Heading for the Light" 24:09 -- "Margarita" 27:27 -- "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" 32:55 -- "End of the Line"
  • The Blood of Jesus I'd Rather Have

    11/26/2015 2:41:04 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/26/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With my mandolin I play and sing the hymn, Nothing But The Blood, and the second hymn, I sing A-Capella the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, in my back yard. This song was on my heart and I wanted to sing it to you and if you listen I know you will be Blessed. The music for that tune was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. Shea was still performing almost up to the time of his death in 2013 at the age of 104. Thanks for watching and I wish a Happy and Peaceful...
  • 'The Hateful Eight' Soundtrack Includes Ennio Morricone, The White Stripes, Roy Orbison..

    11/25/2015 6:47:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Indiewire ^ | 11.19.2015
    There are few directors who care as much about music in their films as Quentin Tarantino, and across his filmography are an array of fantastic moments and scenes, cut with carefully curated tracks. While his upcoming "The Hateful Eight" boasts a new score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, it doesn't mean that Tarantino has left his jukebox cuts aside.
  • Is this woman the most annoying 'Jeopardy!' contestant ever?

    11/25/2015 4:21:07 AM PST · by Travis T. OJustice · 38 replies ^ | Published November 24, 2015·
    Holy carp, was she ever annoying. Three shows worth, too.
  • The Choir of Kings College: Handel's Messiah

    11/25/2015 12:13:55 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | George Frederick Handel
  • Deluxe: Greatest Hits - Carl Perkins

    11/25/2015 12:00:14 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1946–1998 | Carl Perkins
    Deluxe: Greatest Hits - Carl Perkins
  • Walter Piston / The Incredible Flutist (Ballet Suite)

    11/25/2015 12:00:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | Walter Piston (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston (1894-1976) The Incredible Flutist (Ballet Suite) (1938) 00:00 - Introduction - Siesta in the Market Place 01:09 - Entrance of the Vendors 03:24 - Entrance of the Customers 03:53 - Tango of the Merchant's Daughters 07:20 - Arrival of the Circus 07:50 - Circus March 08:24 - The Flutist 09:59 - Minuet 10:39 - Spanish Waltz 11:31 - (Eight o'clock strikes) 11:50 - Siciliano 14:19 - Polka Finale Performed by Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra. Recorded by Mercury in 1958. Cont.
  • Out of the blue- ELO

    11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3 October 1977 | Electric Light Orchestra
    Out of the Blue (Electric Light Orchestra album)

    11/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 3 replies ^ | Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    At time stamp of 1:50, pic of Dr. B. Carson. Wake up, all the doctors Make the old people well They're the ones who suffer And who catch all the hell
  • American Piano Music of the 18th Century

    11/24/2015 12:19:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises ^ | Released on: 2013-04-26 | Alexander Reinagle · William Grant Naboré
    American Piano Music of the 18th Century by Alexander Reinagle · William Grant Naboré
  • Burl Ives - Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (full album)

    11/24/2015 12:19:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1949 | Burl Ives
    Burl Ives - the true wayfaring stranger! What an enchanting album!
  • The Best of Rod stewart. 20th century Masters. Full Album.

    11/24/2015 12:19:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 Sept. 2006 | Rod Stewart
    The Best of Rod Steward. 1. Maggie Way 2. You Wear It Well 3. (I Know) I'm Losing You 4. Country Comforts 5. Every Picture Tells a Story 6. Angel 7. Gasoline Alley 8. It's All Over Now 9. Find a Reason to Believe 10. True Blue 11. Twistin' the Night Away 12. Handbags & Gladrags
  • Percival Mackey & His Band "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062 (1925)

    11/23/2015 9:22:06 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1925 | Percival Mackey
    Percival Mackey & His Band plays "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062, issued in 1925. Mercenary Mary is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by William B. Friedlander & Isabel Leighton. Music is by Con Conrad & William B. Friedlander. The show was more popular in England than in America. The New York opening was at the Longacre Theatre on April 13, 1925. It closed in New York after 136 performances. In England it opened at the London Hippodrome on October 7, 1925, running for 262 performances.
  • Neil Young's $1m LincVolt hybrid convertible breaks down on outing with girlfriend Daryl Hannah

    11/23/2015 9:08:51 PM PST · by dennisw · 82 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 17 November 2015 | Caitlin O'toole For
    However, on Monday the car refused to co-operate as its battery died. Exiting the 20-foot car, Splash star Daryl bundled up against the chill in a white cardigan fingerless black gloves. She wore green flared corduroy pants and pink, cats-eye sunglasses as she carried her bags. The stranded pair called a group of friends to help, and four men were later seen pushing the car to the side of the parking lot, before the couple climbed into a pal's car and sped off. Earlier this month, Neil posted a photo of his beloved LincVolt to social media with some details...
  • An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era

    11/23/2015 6:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | Claire Voon
    From cakewalks to carols, historic sounds of all kinds are preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Cylinder Audio Archive, home to a vast collection of recordings. The UCSB Library first made this archive available online in 2005, but it recently launched a new websitethat now features over 10,000 cylinder recordings - all available to download or stream online for free. Cylinders, as the website explains, are what people listened to "before MP3s, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records - First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were...
  • Mark Heard: Rise from the Ruins

    11/23/2015 5:18:09 AM PST · by Fai Mao
    YouTube ^ | 1990 | Mark Heard
    Rise From the Ruins
  • Sea Wars Trailer (U.S. Navy spoofs Star Wars Trailer)

    11/22/2015 7:51:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/15
    The IKE Awakens.
  • Daniel Amos: The Incredible Shrinking Man

    11/22/2015 5:44:20 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1984 | Daniel Amos
    Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Vintage Josh Graves with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

    11/22/2015 5:30:55 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | WG Bader
    This random, motley set of Josh with Lester and Earl is for the true Josh junkie. Sound and image quality varies, because even the best '50s sources lack HD quality -- so, no apologies! The playing is topnotch, IMHO. A few songs don't have Josh on Dobro. Either he was "simply" playing fills, or he was playing bass. Regardless, he was always a joy to hear, or see.
  • Word of the death of a great American concertmaster (Joseph Silverstein)

    11/22/2015 11:49:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | November 22, 2015 | Norman Lebrecht
    Leading concertmasters* and close friends have shared reports of the death today of Joseph Silverstein, legendary concertmaster of the Boston Symphony from 1962 to 1984. He was 83. After stepping down at Boston he became music director of the Utah Symphony, 1993 to 1998, a most uncommon upgrade.
  • "Calida Catulus: The 'Warm Kitty' Variations" - A Baroque-en Parody, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    11/22/2015 10:30:15 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 11/22/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Another (and hopefully final) interpretation of the 'Warm Kitty' song. (Yes, the one you heard on "The Big Bang Theory.") A curious musician and MIDI instruments are a dangerous combination. I write and record all my music under the stage name Hopalong Ginsberg. This is known as "establishing an alibi." For a free download of "Calida Catulus: The 'Warm Kitty' Variations," click either here or here.
  • Can 'The Force Awakens' become the biggest movie ever?

    11/22/2015 5:07:58 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    Fox news ^ | Published November 21, 2015
    Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time? Though several signs point in that direction, the outcome isn't guaranteed. The movie is on track to have the biggest December opening ever, topping "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which took in $85 million in the U.S. and Canada on its opening weekend in December 2012.
  • Linda Ronstadt - Poor Poor Pitiful Me

    11/22/2015 4:35:40 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | 22 Nov 15 | Warren Zevon and Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt - Poor Poor Pitiful Me "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" is a rock song written and originally recorded by Warren Zevon in 1976. It is best known as one of Linda Ronstadt's signature hits from 1978. Country music singer Terri Clark scored a hit in 1996 with her own cover of the song. There have also been many other versions of this song. In keeping with Warren Zevon's sardonic lyrical style, the song's verses deal with a failed suicide, domestic abuse, and a brush with sadomasochism. The song first appeared on Zevon's 1976 self-titled solo album. It is reputed...
  • American Revolutionary War Ballad: Free America

    11/22/2015 1:20:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011
    American Revolutionary Song by Dr. Joseph Warren
  • Flatt and Scruggs - Columbia Historic Edition (Full album)

    11/22/2015 12:16:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Foggy Mountain Boys
    Flatt & Scruggs : Columbia Historic Edition
  • Charles Ives - Symphony No. 2 (Leonard Bernstein) (1/3)

    11/21/2015 10:16:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composed ~1897-1901; Premiered: 1951 | Composer: Charles Ives
    Leonard Bernstein conducts Second Symphony of the american composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in 1987.
  • Original Havana Band "Great Camp Meeting" Noble Sissle song 1929

    11/21/2015 7:55:08 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Noble Sissle
    Original Havana Band plays the Noble Sissle song "Great Camp Meeting," recorded on January 14, 1929.
  • "Lucille" Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536 (1931)

    11/21/2015 7:38:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Johnny Marvin and his Orchestra
    "Lucille" is performed by Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536, recorded on October 8, 1931.
  • Nancy Sinatra Bang Bang

    11/21/2015 4:49:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 76 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1966 | Sonny Bono
    Nancy Sinatra Bang Bang I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black and I wore white He would always win the fight Bang bang, he shot me down Bang bang, I hit the ground Bang bang, that awful sound Bang bang, my baby shot me down. Seasons came and changed the time When I grew up, I called him mine He would always laugh and say Remember when we used to play? Bang bang, I shot you down Bang bang, you hit the ground Bang bang, that awful sound Bang bang,...
  • Vanity - Has anyone seen "The Man in The High Castle"?

    11/21/2015 8:00:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Vanity - Has anyone seen "The Man in The High Castle"? It started yesterday on Amazon. Please post any reviews.
  • FR Got A Kudos From Local Radio Talker WYDE (vanity)

    11/20/2015 4:46:36 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Superstation WYDE ^ | 11-20-2015 | moi
    I listen to a local talker Superstation WYDE out of B'ham in the afternoons (3:00 PM CST) called "Leland Live". Excellent show and the host (Leland Whaley) and producer (AJ) are incredibly up-to-date with breaking news and topics.....not just for the state....word wide. Caller asked Leland his main source for info because he's so well informed. He named off some....Drudge, Blaze, Twitter, ect.. Then said his MAIN source was FR. Just thought you guys would want to know. Leland, if you're reading....howdy! Great show. Keep up the good work!
  • "Warm Kitty" - A contemporary cover of an English folk song, by Yours Truly.

    11/20/2015 11:58:57 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 11/20/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, it's THAT "Warm Kitty" song - FR's ApplegateRanch posted the music on Facebook, and I decided to cover it. I hope you like my interpretation. I record all my music under the stage name Hopalong Ginsberg. Fnord.For a free download of "Warm Kitty," click here.
  • B,B, King and Bobby Bland: Let the Good Times Roll

    11/20/2015 4:17:25 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | B.B.King
    I don't just listen to country Let the Good Times Roll
  • "Until You Get Somebody Else" George Olsen & His Music vocal Fran Frey (1928)

    11/20/2015 3:48:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | George Olsen and his Music
    "Until You Get Somebody Else" is played by George Olsen & His Music. Vocal is by Fran Frey. Issued in 1928.
  • Colbert Drops to 3rd Place Behind Kimmel as New Poll Shows CBS Host Alienating Audiences

    11/19/2015 6:43:58 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joe Concha
    For Stephen Colbert, the late-night honeymoon appears to be over. The dose of reality comes upon tracking the last three weeks available on the ratings front. But first, a quick review of where we were and how we got here on the late-night competition front: outside of Colbert's opening week, NBC's Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show have beaten his CBS competition every week with plenty of room to spare. No surprise there, as even CBS execs concede they had no illusions of beating Fallon as Colbert and The Late Show find their groove. But that's not to say Colbert...
  • Asian Movie Weekend

    11/19/2015 5:20:44 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1988
    This week is a bit different kind of comedy. Lydia Shum was sort of a female Danny Devito in Hong Kong Cinema. She was short fat and homely and played upon those attributes rather than trying to hide them. Generally she plays a harridan house wife married to a feckless husband who is a womanizing gambler or who has some other domestic issue. Unlike Stephen Chow or Sam Hui movies you have to pay attention to the dialog as the jokes are more verbal and often revolve around puns and plays on words. This is not to say there is...
  • "Ride Of The Black Horse" - Instrumental Synth-Bagpipe Heavy Metal, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    11/18/2015 2:54:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 11/18/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This song is my tribute to the US Army 1st Cavalry via David Weber's "Hammer's Slammer's" series. If it sound suspiciously like an early work of mine *coughTHENAMEcough* must be hearing things. (NOTE: Soldiers in this video are not guaranteed to be members of the 1st Cav.) I write and record my music under the name Hopalong Ginsberg. Don't judge. For free download of "Ride Of The Black Horse," go to either here or here.
  • Hank Williams Greatest hits

    11/18/2015 2:35:27 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 19 replies
    I'm tired of politics for today. Hank Williams Greatest Hits
  • Garrison Keillor to Retire

    11/18/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by Cecily · 64 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Michelle Keenan
    In an recent interview with the Associated Press Garrison Keillor says he plans to step down as host of A Prairie Home Companion (APHC) after the 2015-2016 season. The 72 year old said, "I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season. This tour this summer is the farewell tour."
  • 'Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America' lineup announced

    11/18/2015 9:53:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | November 17, 2015 | Karen Butler
    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sting, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink and Pharrell Williams are to perform at Wednesday's Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The sold-out event will be taped in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special Friday on A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and --snip-- "The concert will kick off A+E Networks' campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the...
  • "Blue Night" Percival Mackey And His Band with vocalist Cavan O'Connor (1929)

    11/18/2015 12:15:26 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Percival Mackey
    Percival Mackey & His Band plays "Blue Night" on Metropole M 1134. Vocalist is Cavan O'Connor. This was recorded in February, 1929.
  • How Elvis Costello Created ‘Red Shoes’

    11/17/2015 1:13:00 PM PST · by Cecily · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marc Myers
    Elvis Costello composed “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes” on a train traveling from London to Liverpool in 1976, before he became a recording artist. Sketched out in the final 10 minutes of the three-hour journey, “Red Shoes” is a surrealist tale about an imagined jilting and the appearance of earthbound angels offering the singer immortality—in exchange for his footwear. Months later, Mr. Costello recorded “Red Shoes” for his first album, “My Aim Is True,” which was released in 1977.
  • Bob Dylan's Prophet Song about America and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ [Slow Train]

    11/17/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies ^ | 1979 | Bob Dylan
    Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions Are they lost or are they found? Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down? All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend I had a woman down in Alabama She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic She said, "Boy, without a doubt Have to quit your mess and straighten out You could die down here, be just another accident statistic" And there's a slow, slow train...