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  • My Podcast Roster

    08/30/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by crusher · 14 replies
    self | 8/30/2014 | crusher
    Now that we are essentially outside the range of all but the local radio station (singular) which plays both country and western music, my podcast listening has increased even more than it was in the past. I still listen to some broadcast shows as podcasts, which for the most part is an excellent option. Others are strictly webcast, but either way I keep my ancient mp3 player chock full of good stuff to listen to while I am working around the homestead or in the shop or on the road. Here are my favorites, in no particular order. “The Shrugging...
  • Keys to staying young: Bucks woman, 91, plays piano on Saturday nights

    08/30/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jennifer Sheehan
    ta Bieber doesn't need sheet music. She just sits at a lovingly restored piano at McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn in downtown Quakertown and lets her fingers fly. "I have about 120 songs in my head," the Kintnersville resident says. Bieber has fans that come to see nearly every one of her Saturday night performances. She very rarely misses a week at McCoole's piano. Little will stop her, not illness, surgeries or unrelenting snow. Pretty amazing when you consider she's 91 years old.
  • Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67

    08/30/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 30, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away August 29 at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67. Billboard reports that Cornick died of congestive heart failure and had been receiving hospice care recently. Cornick was a founding member of Jethro Tull, appearing on their first three albums before departing the group in 1970.
  • Who owns the Blues, today ?

    08/29/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 56 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    I think there was a time in which the left owned the blues but things have come full circle to a point in which we own the blues. The Blues will never go away and conservatives need to push this into our culture. IMHO The "Blues" cuts to the core of virtually everything that matters. I will put forth my modern and somewhat obscure samples, as I hope to see yours.
  • Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video)

    08/29/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 29, 2014
    Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video) Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:40 - Actress designs a t-shirt for Planned Parenthood mocking the GOP over women's rights
  • Mystery of 9-foot Hot Dog on Edge of Alaska Wilderness Leaves Trekkers Perplexed

    08/28/2014 8:58:42 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Alaska Dispatch | August 28, 2014 | Craig Medred
    What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in Alaska? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted. The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted.
  • The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    08/28/2014 3:33:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jonny Whiteside
    While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Always exploited for profit, rock's unmanageable aspects have been steadily diluted by a sinister, commercially driven course of revisionist myth-making. There is no acceptable role in the marketplace for radicals like Charlie Feathers, Poly Styrene, Lux Interior or Roky Erickson, but there's always room for the homogeneous, money-hungry, play-it-safe phonies on this list. These douchebags all have...
  • No One Needs 2 Know! Dabbling in Disney & Cartoon Network.

    08/28/2014 11:45:26 AM PDT · by lee martell · 10 replies
    Aug. 28 2014 | lee martell
    I admit it, I'm hooked on following the news. I look at World News to check on our Israeli friends, I have ongoing concerns about affairs in the Ukraine. I'm concerned about Ebola and it's poor management. I'm frustrated about Common Core being pushed in our schools, but hopeful in can be removed, now that more are paying attention. I did not have fun reading about Ferguson. However, sometimes, I need a break from the hard news. I deliberately step off that broken down carousel of never ending events. Times like these, I may turn to something lighter and totally...
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

    08/28/2014 9:08:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 82 replies
    NY Post -- Page 6 ^ | 8-28-14 | tasha Velez, Derrick Bryson Taylor, Larry Celona and Natalie O'Neill
    Joan Rivers is in critical condition after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure on Thursday, police sources tell The Post. The E! Fashion critic, 81, was a patient at Yorkville Endoscopy on East 93rd street near Third Avenue in New York City, police sources told The Post. After she stopped breathing, a 911 call was placed at around 9:40 a.m. TMZ reports the caller said, “We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.” She was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital.
  • Ruminations on the power of the rainbow flag

    08/27/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 33 replies
    Our grand-kids were watching a 20 year old episode of 'Full House' this morning. Since I think of that show as a family values show, I was paying little attention. I looked at the TV in time to see an effeminate 7 year old boy playing goalie in a soccer game. Oddly (to me) he was wearing a rainbow flag shirt. Was Hollywood propagandizing us with the rainbow flag in family values TV 20+ years ago, and I just didn't remember it? Looking up the episode and actor (Wrong Way Tanner 09/28/93, Blake McIver Ewing) I found he is now...
  • Elephants dance to violin music

    08/27/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 20 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | August 27,2014 | Olivia Rzadkiewicz
    Eleanor Bartsch was performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, during which she played Bach’s Concerto in D Minor. During the performance, she noticed two elephants outside a tent at the back of the Circus World Museum, who seemed to be reacting to the music.
  • The end of an era: Singer Neil Young files for divorce from wife Pegi after 36 years marriage

    08/26/2014 5:25:46 PM PDT · by dennisw · 103 replies
    dailymail ^ | 26 August 2014 | By MailOnline Reporter
    Rolling Stone reports that the 68-year-old filed papers in their hometown of San Mateo, California on July 29, with a hearing set to take place on December 12. Not only were the pair married and the parents of two grown children - son Ben and daughter Amber - but they were also frequent musical collaborators, the 61-year-old the inspiration behind a number of her husband's love songs over the years. The Grammy-winning singer met the then-waitress near his California ranch, documenting their meeting in the 1992 song Unknown Legend. Once An Angel and Such A Woman were also written about...
  • How windowless planes could be the future of cheap air travel

    08/26/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5:03PM BST 26 Aug 2014 | By Alice Philipson
    Windowless planes could be the future of cheaper air travel as a government technology centre develops a proposal to help airlines save on fuel. In place of windows, plastic display screens projecting the sky outside could line the cabin of an aircraft. It is hoped the technology will significantly reduce aircraft weight and cut fuel costs without worrying nervous passengers. The display screens will function using a technique called printable electronics, which involves the use of conductive inks to carry electric current in cardboard and plastic for just a few pence per unit. The technology could be rolled out in...
  • Solace : Scott Joplin

    08/26/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 23, 2013 | Phillip Dyson
    International Concert Pianist, and renowned interpreter of Classic Ragtime, Phillip Dyson performs Solace. A track from his best-selling Scott Joplin CD 'The Entertainer'.
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 14 Lineup Announced

    08/26/2014 10:57:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 2 replies
    My favorite weekend of the year.....lots to choose from. It's all free. Great for lovers of all types of Americana music. 2014 Lineup.
  • Toronto's 102.1 the Edge Revives Ongoing History of New Music

    08/26/2014 10:02:54 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    Broadcaster ^ | August 25, 2014
    Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge relaunches Canada’s best-known radio documentary program, Ongoing History of New Music, and introduces a new series, Adventures in Vinyl, both hosted by veteran broadcaster and musicologist Alan Cross. Ongoing History of New Music returns with even more artist profiles, thematic studies of alternative rock and its legendary in-depth narrative. The one-hour program will run weekly on Sundays with a replay on Mondays beginning Sunday, September 7. The first episode, Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before, offers up Alan’s weirdest and most interesting musical encounters over the last few years. Subsequent episodes will profile punk...
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

    08/26/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | August 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET | Laura Sydell
    Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." --- Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs...
  • Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances (unions)

    08/26/2014 9:41:04 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | David Pogue
    A scuffle at a Connecticut opera reveals the bleak future of the orchestra pit This August's production of Richard Wagner's four-opera Ring cycle in Hartford, Conn., has been postponed. Rather than hiring pit musicians, producer Charles M. Goldstein had intended to accompany the singers with sampled instrument sounds, played by a computer. Not a CD, not a synthesizer; the computer triggers the playback of individual notes (“samples”) originally recorded from real instruments. The reaction of professional musicians—and, of course, the musicians' union—was swift and furious. New York City's Local 802 president called it operatic karaoke. Hate mail poured in. In...
  • Rock Songs That Can’t be In the QuickHitz Selection

    08/26/2014 9:30:44 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 154 replies
    Geeks & Beats ^ | August 15, 2014 | Vanessa Azzoli
    It seems everyone has an opinion about the Calgary radio station’s choice to adopt the new QuickHitz editing program, writes G&B writer Vanessa Azzoli. We certainly can’t forget the rock songs we love (and sometimes love to hate) that need to be listened to in their full length in order to be awesome. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourites. There are some obvious choices on here – I think every person I asked said “Stairway to Heaven.” But, there are some on here that I think most of us forgot about. What are your favourite lengthy...
  • Chris Plante Disappears.... Again!

    08/26/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by Doctor 2Brains · 14 replies
    Conservative radio host Chris Plante has disappeared again. Last time he disappeared many were duped and fooled with the whole WMAL Chris Plante cruise nonsense. Problem is, he was gone long before the cruise began, and came back long after it ended, and this extra disappearacne time was completely unannounced. Now he's gone again for 3 straight, unannounced days. His fill in just said, "Chris is on vacation. Well, I really don't know where he is. I guess he's on vacation." Who around here knows about radio? Is this a contract dispute? Do you normally keep disappearing around contract time?...
  • Beyonce the "Feminist." (Vanity - LOL!!

    08/26/2014 12:43:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | Enterprise
    As some might know, Beyonce performed at the MTV awards. In the background was the word "Femninist." Just want to remind Y'all of her song where she sings the words "Bow down bitches."
  • Nicki Minaj Is Worse for Young Girls’ Morals Than Madonna Ever Was

    08/25/2014 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 25, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    AUGUST 25, 2014 Nicki Minaj Is Worse for Young Girls’ Morals Than Madonna Ever Was Her work glamorizes drug use, materialism, and, more or less, prostitution. By A. J. Delgado During last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj performed her much-hyped new single, “Anaconda.” The catchy beat and its incorporation of Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back” classic is, admittedly, incredibly fun. Subsequently, I watched the video online (in just a few days, it already has nearly 70,000,000 views). Well, gents might need a cigarette after watching the video. It consists of Minaj nearly naked, in a variety...
  • Ladytron - White Elephant [Official Music Video]

    08/25/2014 7:41:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 26, 2011 | Nettwerk Music
    From their 2011 album Gravity the Seducer. Interesting stuff and every track worth a listen IMO.
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl

    08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/07/2014 | By Molly Driscoll
    Beyonce, Bruno Mars… 'Weird Al' Yankovic? If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL. “For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” Ball’s petition reads. “Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and...
  • Al Stewart - Red Toupee

    08/24/2014 10:08:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 20, 2011 | Will Harris
    One of the silliest songs ever IMO. History From the Al Stewart Chronicles, 1988: I had to make up a story as to what it was about. I decided it took place in the year 2005 and Henry Cisneros, now the mayor of San Antonio, is then the President. The ozone has gotten markedly worse and everyone's hair has fallen out, which gives way to a fashion fad for brightly colored toupees. Everyone has them in different colors, this character happens to be wearing his red one. Another consequence of the greenhouse effect is that the jellyfish on the West...
  • Hoedown by ELP

    08/24/2014 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on May 23, 2012 | 17drums
    Live performance, date unknown.
  • So It’s Almost Time for Kate Bush’s Big Comeback Concerts–And I’ve Been Offered a Ticket.

    08/24/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | August 24, 2014 | Alan Cross
    Kate Bush is about to perform a full concert again. The last time she did that, the compact disc was still three years away from being introduced. And we were years and years away from all owning cell phones with cameras. When the lights go down Tuesday night at the Eventim Apollo in London for a month-long residency, she’s hoping that people will put down their phones and not take any pictures. I hope people listen. This is a bucket list show for thousands of Kate Bush fans that will be professionally shot for later release. Why not be in...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Awful Truth"(1937)

    08/24/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | Leo McCarey
  • A Line Is Drawn in the Desert- At Burning Man (luxury accommodations for tech one percenters)

    08/23/2014 10:15:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    nytimes ^ | 8 20, 2014 | By NICK BILTONAUG
    There are two disciplines in which Silicon Valley entrepreneurs excel above almost everyone else. The first is making exorbitant amounts of money. The second is pretending they don’t care about that money. If you have never been to Burning Man, your perception is likely this: a white-hot desert filled with 50,000 stoned, half-naked hippies doing sun salutations while techno music thumps through the air. A few years ago, this assumption would have been mostly correct. But now things are a little different. Over the last two years, Burning Man, which this year runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, has...
  • Genre Benre: ELP Performs Fanfare for the Common Man

    08/23/2014 5:41:46 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Feb 7, 2010 | Igorravasi
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their Jazz-rock interpretation of Copland's piece at Olympic Stadium, Montréal, winter 1977.
  • Horowitz Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto Mehta NYPO 1978 (video)

    08/23/2014 4:31:30 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    Video Link
  • Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked

    08/22/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 22, 2014
    Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked Kaum De Heere (Diamonds of the Community) tells the story of Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, Indira Gandhi's assassins India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorified her killers. Intelligence agencies had warned of potential violence if it is released. The film, Kaum De Heere, or Diamonds Of The Community, had been scheduled for release on Friday. It tells the story of Ms Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards who shot her dead apparently to avenge her decision to send troops in a...
  • Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane(Shortened)

    08/22/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/22/14 | Kimberly Yam
    U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home from training in Alabama, when the flight attendants asked him to sing to the passengers over the intercom. A video uploaded to YouTube documents his stunning performance.
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Fergus/Croche parody

    08/22/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 2 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Bad, Bad Michael Brown Well the north side of St Louie’ Is the baddest part of town And if you go down there You better just beware Of a man name of Michael Brown Now Michael more than trouble You see he stand ‘bout six foot four All those downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover" All the men just call him "Sir" And he's bad, bad Michael Brown The baddest man in the whole damn town Badder than old King Kong And meaner than a junkyard dog Now Michael he a gambler And he like his fancy clothes And he...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 55 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • ‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America (Aug 23)

    08/21/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On August 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, “Doctor Who.” It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor.
  • 'Spider-Woman #1' has a special variant cover that is causing some controversy for some reason

    08/21/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    Entertainment ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Darren Franich
    And also her costume appears to be painted or possibly even just tattooed on. And I guess she’s in a crawling position, even though she’s clearly perched on a ledge, so she doesn’t really need to do the whole “wall-crawling” thing.
  • Linda Stasi: Robin Williams’ $30M alimony to ex-wives contributed to death [What did he owe them?]

    08/21/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/21/2014 | Linda Stasi
    Did alimony kill Robin Williams? At least in part it sure did. Paying out over $30 million to ex-wives who were allowed to attach themselves to Williams’ bank account like comatose patients on feeding tubes would be enough to make Gandhi angry and depressed. While states are finally, gradually catching up to the modern age in terms of alimony (now they call it “maintenance” — as in “high maintenance”) the practice of men paying women because they once were married is not just primitive but, yes, sexist. Yeah, go ahead, call me anti-feminist, call me whatever you want, but the...
  • U.K. to Introduce Age-Based Rating System for Online Music Videos

    08/20/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 20, 2014 8:10 AM EDT | By Richard Smirke, London
    Overtly sexual and explicit music videos distributed online are to carry advisory age ratings in the United Kingdom from October as part of a pilot scheme 'to help parents protect their children from graphic content,' British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday (Aug. 18). Cameron has previously attempted to crack down on pornography. The scheme commences Oct. 1 and will be implemented by YouTube and Vevo, working in association with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The U.K. arms of Sony, Universal and Warner Music have all given their support to the initiative, which will see will see record...
  • Taylor Swift's New Music Video Attacked as Racist

    08/20/2014 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | John Nolte
    Taylor Swift's New Music Video Attacked as RacistTaylor Swift's new music video, "Shake It Off," is being attacked as racist. While it's obvious to anyone without a chip on their shoulder that throughout the video Swift is paying goofy tribute to iconic music videos over the decades (Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears included), that doesn't matter to a number of America's racial grifters who would no doubt complain if Swift had excluded hip hop.
  • Streaming use drives Disney’s exit from broadcast radio (selling off 23 of 24 stations)

    08/18/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Radio and Internet News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Brad Hill
    In what Bloomberg calls a “digital push,” Disney announced that it is closing 23 of its 24 terrestrial stations, laying off nearly 200 people in sales and operations. (See the intra-company memo from GM Phil Guerini below.) Disney is shifting its efforts and resources from terrestrial to the broadly-termed “digital” realm, which in this case means program distribution on SiriusXM and online streaming platforms. The company maintains a Radio Disney mobile app. The strategy shift represents what Disney calls “the habits of the consumers we serve.” Inside Radio reports that only 18% of Disney’s radio audience tune in via AM.FM...
  • Watch GWAR Leader Oderus Urungus' Fiery Viking Funeral at GWAR B-Q

    08/18/2014 2:53:38 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 17, 2014 9:31 PM EDT | Colin Stutz
    <p>As GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q carried on over the weekend, it was with a somber note of remembrance to band leader Oderus Urungus who died of a heroin overdose in March.</p> <p>Though friends and family of David Brockie (the man behind the gnarly thrash metal monster mask) laid him to rest on April 1 at a private April Fool's Day service, as Consequence of Sound reports, his alter ego had not yet received a send off. So, in a tribute true to form for the outlandish band and its fervent fans, the Oderus costume was laid out and lit aflame Friday on a small viking ship floating amid Hadads Lake at the Richmond, Va. event.</p>
  • Ron Howard Bathes In Saltwater, Offers Weirdo Directing Tips (Video)

    08/17/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The director's offbeat tips help the Tribeca Film Festival announce next year's dates If you want to win an Oscar and have a 30+ year career in filmmaking, remember to take your daily saltwater bath. At the behest of the Tribeca Film Festival, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard offered up a number of offbeat tips for cinema success. The digital short was released today (Aug. 6) in conjunction with the festival's announcement of its April 15-26, 2015 dates. We won't spoil them, but we do suggest learning math, buying milk in bulk and putting stones in your shoes. Oh, and develop...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Egyptian"(1954)

    08/17/2014 12:09:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Michael Curtiz
  • Hip-Hop Chess Facility Opens In Fremont

    08/15/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 15, 2014
    "Wait a minute, and think about what you're going to do next. It might save your life" I remember that line from an interview - it wasn't a firefighter at a disaster drill, though. It was from Rza, hip-hop icon from Wu Tang Clan, and he was talking about the game of chess. Hip-Hop and chess have been linked for years, thanks largely to an organization launched in part by Rza, called the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. The HHCF has been taking at-risk youth, and sitting then down at chessboards for years. The results have been amazing. And now HHCF, already...
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Reveals Surprising Health Secret in Statement

    08/14/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/144/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his widow revealed Thursday, days after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead of an apparent suicide. Susan Schneider said Williams’ “sobriety was intact” at the time of his death, and that he was struggling with “depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.”
  • Here Are Robin Williams’ 10 Most Underrated Performances

    08/14/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/14/2014 | Kyle Smith
    Everyone loved the Oscar-winning actor in Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, but some other great roles have received far too little attention in the wake of his shocking death. 10. Deconstructing Harry (1997) Williams’ only Woody Allen film is essentially a series of sketches in which Allen works out his demons. Williams is in the film for only a few minutes but he makes them count in a brilliant bit part as Mel, a film actor whose life is such a blur that he has literally gone out of focus. 9....
  • Kingdom of the Bards (Relaxing Music)

    08/13/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    Adrian von Ziegler via You Tube ^ | April 21. 2013 | Adrian von Ziegler
    Kingdom of the Bards From the composer: "A relaxing and peaceful composition in which I wanted to mix Celtic elements with melodies from the Medieval times. It's the first of its kind on my discography but probably not the last.^^ Composed and arranged 100% by myself on keyboard, as always."