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  • Jackie Evancho, with a bell-like voice, elicits numerous ovations

    10/12/2015 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/11/2015 | Joe Banno
    The sweet-natured singer lavished an ethereally floating tone over a playlist of sentimental favorites (“The Impossible Dream,” “Music of the Night,” “Nessun Dorma” and “The Lord’s Prayer”), turning them into a series of syrupy, undifferentiated vocalises. And the crowd went wild. Clearly, the fan-base isn’t put off by unsupported high notes, vocal swells that stand in for actual phrasing, a choir-boy chasteness of timbre or a refusal to engage emotionally with her material. But for at least one listener, her monotony of delivery proved narcotizing.
  • Phrases That Are Widely Known from Movies, TV, Songs, Etc. (Vanity)

    10/11/2015 9:26:49 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 289 replies
    Myself ^ | 10/19/15 | A Navy Vet
    I'll start it off in no certain order: "Here's looking at you kid." Casablanca "Make my day". Dirty Harry "You had me at hello." Jerry Mcquire "You make me complete." Jerry Mcguire "We were on a break!" Friends "Norm!" Cheers "To the moon, Alice." The Honeymooners
  • "Hylton Stomp" is played by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra (1932)

    10/10/2015 4:55:48 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Billy Ternent
    "Hylton Stomp" is played by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra. This was composed by Billy Ternent, who also did arrangements for Hylton. Recorded in London on October 12, 1932. Jack Hylton is the director. Musicians here are Philippe Brun, Jack Reine, Les Carew, Eric Breeze, Johnny Raitz, Noel "Chappie" D'Amato, Abe Romaine, Dave Shand, Billy Ternent, Johnny Rosen, Maurice Loban, Dick Williams, Billy Munn, Sonny Farrar, Harry Chapman, Clem Lawton, Spike Hughes, Max Abrams, and Gilbert Webster.
  • Bob and Ray Slow Talkers

    10/10/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150316 | Bob and Ray
    One of the funniest sketches of the last Century.
  • You Paid $60K For a Play About a Gay President Fighting Zombies

    10/10/2015 6:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You might have to work a little harder to pay for it, but it's progress. Of some horrible sort. The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for “Zombie: The American” in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending. “The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd loses appeals against convictions

    10/09/2015 9:26:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 6 October 2015 11.01 EDT | Tim Jonze and Agencies
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost his appeal against a string of recent convictions in New Zealand. The musician had been ordered in June to serve a sentence of eight months home detention along with six months of post-release conditions and payment of $NZ120,000 (£51,000) reparation after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. However, his appeal, which argued that the sentence “was manifestly excessive”, was rejected by New Zealand’s high court. …
  • Auditions at Brookfield's Wilson Center may take singers to the Met (WI)

    10/08/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Brookfield NOW ^ | 10-8-15 | Andrea Budde
    Music has the ability to take you places; to move you and inspire you. For participants in the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, it is more than an opportunity to showcase their pipes; it can be an opportunity to gain attention within the ever-competitive singing arena. The Wisconsin District auditions co-director, Kathy Pyeatt, explained that the Wisconsin auditions are just the first step in the nationwide audition process. "The National Council started over 60 years ago as an offshoot of the Metropolitan Opera (in New York) to find talent for them," she said. Shortly thereafter, the council began...
  • Frank Zappa's Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 (susp. lung cancer)

    10/07/2015 9:56:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 66 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Kory Grow
    Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with lung cancer. Zappa, "departed this earth peacefully at her home ... surrounded by her children," according to a statement from the Zappa Family Trust. "Gail will forever be identified as a key figure in the creative renaissance that is Laurel Canyon," the statement says. "But more than any singular accomplishment, she defined herself in her personal relationships, happiest when surrounded by loved ones and...
  • Steve Jobs' widow pressured Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale not to star in biopic

    10/07/2015 6:13:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 7 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    A source involved in the making of the film, which hits screens on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter that MS Jobs Powell had been 'trying to kill this movie' for years. The source said: 'Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said: "Don’t do it." Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said: "Don’t."' She is even alleged to have called potential financial backers when the movie hit issues with funding. The movie portrays Jobs in a different light to how he is seen by many, depicting him as 'heartless' and showing him disowning his daughter. Laurene Jobs Powell phoned actors Leonardo...
  • Billy Joe Royal, Country and Pop Singer, Dead at 73

    10/07/2015 9:28:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 7, 2015 | Stephen L. Betts
    Billy Joe Royal, who scored the 1965 Top Ten single "Down in the Boondocks" and also made frequent appearances on the country chart in the Eighties, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his Marietta, North Carolina home, according to the Tennessean. He was 73 years old.
  • What's with those new Fox Extra insets on Fox News? They are paid advertisements!

    10/06/2015 4:42:20 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    FoxNews | Oct 6th | moi
    They are very irritating! Maybe Fox can get Apple to pay for one. Fox advertisements was formerly dominated by drug company advertisements. Pills for your ills to match the older FoxNews demographic
  • Noel Coward "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner" (1952) from "The Globe Revue"

    10/05/2015 7:06:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1952 | Noel Coward
    Noel Coward sings "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner" from "The Globe Revue" on Columbia D.B.3107 (1952).
  • "The R'lyeh Connection" (Filk parody of "The Rainbow Connection") - VANITY

    10/05/2015 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/5/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, I parodied a beloved musical classic as a hymn to everyone's favorite eldritch abomination. No, I have no soul. I write and record my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. (Make your own Ruth Bader Ginsburg joke if you absolutely must.) For a free MP3 download of "The R'lyeh Connection," click either here or here.
  • Apple Co-Founder’s Allies Take Aim at Hollywood Over ‘Steve Jobs'. Movie reopens Jobs’ legacy

    10/04/2015 5:15:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | By Ben Fritz and Daisuke Wakabayashi
    A new movie is reopening a debate over the Apple Inc. co-founder’s legacy. Mr. Jobs’s allies, led by his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, say the film “Steve Jobs,” and other recent depictions, play down his accomplishments and paint Mr. Jobs as cruel and inhumane. Ms. Jobs repeatedly tried to kill the film, according to people familiar with the conversations. She lobbied, among others, Sony Pictures Entertainment, which developed the script but passed on the movie for financial reasons, and Comcast Corp. ’s Universal Pictures, which is releasing the $33.5 million production on Friday. “A whole generation is going to think...
  • "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" Lloyd Keating & Elmer Feldkamp 1930

    10/03/2015 6:34:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Lloyd Keating
    Lloyd Keating & His Music (Ted Wallace ensemble) plays "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" (1930). Elmer Feldkamp is vocalist.
  • Jeff Beck - A Day In The Life (Music via You Tube)

    10/03/2015 12:18:28 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 13, 2012 | Roberto Gaspar
    A friend and I were discussing music earlier. I mentioned an instrumental version of "A Day in the Life" I heard after a Beatles' tribute concert in August at Red Rocks as I was leaving the amphitheater. He looked it up and mentioned this one he found on You Tube. I've heard the name Jeff Beck. I know he is a guitarist. But I know nothing about him. So after listening to his cover of... "A Day In The Life" ...I found tonight three other nice pieces by him: "Corpus Christi Carol" "Suspension" "Amazing Grace"
  • Lawsuit Claims Man’s Flatulence Prompted Firing

    10/02/2015 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 2, 2015 | Staff
    OCTOBER 2--A Pennsylvania man was fired from his job at a pork roll producer due to extreme flatulence brought on by gastric bypass surgery, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed by the man’s wife. In a federal complaint, Louann Clem, 59, charges that the Case Pork Roll Company terminated her husband Richard, 70, last year after the Trenton, New Jersey firm’s president frequently complained about her spouse’s condition. Louann Clem, who also worked for the company, said that her husband--who weighed 420 pounds--underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010. “As a result of the surgery, Mr. Clem suffered side effects such...
  • "Joyous" - Instrumental dance music, by Yours Truly

    10/02/2015 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/2/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    It's Happy Dance time! * * * I write and record my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. Hey, it beats "Skrillix." For a free MP3 download of "Joyous," click or here.
  • "So Beats My Heart for You" Buckingham String Players

    10/01/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Van Phillips
    "So Beats My Heart For You" is played by the Buckingham String Players (directed by Van Phillips) on Columbia CB-148, recorded on October 10, 1930. Lou Aberlado is the vocalist.
  • What To Do With 78RPM Records?

    10/01/2015 2:46:21 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 95 replies
    10/1/15 | Originalbuckeye
    Does anyone have any ideas what can be done with old 78 rpm records? It seems such a shame to throw them out as some are in pretty good shape. I just cannot keep them anymore.
  • Ravishing (Fascinating Essay-Review on the Castrati)

    09/30/2015 4:53:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 10/8/2015 | Colm Tóibín
    Balzac’s Sarrasine tells the story of a young woman’s wonder at the strange appearance of an old man at a party in Paris. Balzac has tremendous fun describing the man. First his clothes: he is wearing ‘a white waistcoat embroidered with gold’ and ‘a shirt-frill of English lace, yellow with age, the magnificence of which a queen might have envied’. Then the face: ‘That dark face was full of angles and furrowed deep in every direction; the chin was furrowed; there were great hollows at the temples; the eyes were sunken in yellow orbits. The maxillary bones, which his indescribable...
  • “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died

    09/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Ford was 76 years old, had been ill for quite some timeFrankie Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Ford died Monday of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “He was a great guy. He had the best voice in rock and roll,” said Mike Shepherd, a friend of Ford’s and head of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, which inducted Ford in 2010.
  • Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83

    09/30/2015 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Charles J. Gans
    Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83. […] Woods grew up in the Swing Era where his early influences included alto saxophonists Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges. He made his name as a fiery disciple of bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker, earning the nickname “the new Bird” after Parker’s untimely death in 1955. He was married to Parker’s widow, Chan, for 17 years. Woods released more than 50 albums as a leader...
  • Thousands Stranded Overnight in Music Festival 'From Hell' with 'Overflowing Toilets', Claims ....

    09/29/2015 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 28, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
    Thousands of festival-goers were left stranded at TomorrowWorld and forced to sleep on top of cars and on wet and muddy grass. Organizers of the event offered refunds for Sunday’s ticketholders as the bad weather made the last day of the three-day electronic dance music festival inaccessible. But those who tried to leave after Saturday night’s closing set were left waiting in the rain for hours as poor planning led to traffic congestion around the festival site in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The festival was only accessible to visitors in the DreamVille on-site camping area after heavy rain hampered the event’s...
  • The Lineup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is here

    09/29/2015 7:42:25 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 9 replies
    The Lin eup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is out, and it's another killer array of artists sure to satisfy fans of a wide variety of genres. Seriously, hanging out in Golden Gate Park and seeing Charles Bradley, Neko Case, Angel Olsen, Jessica Pratt, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock doing a million different things, and a special tribute to Big Star's Third, plus locals Fantastic Negrito, Sonny and The Sunsets, The Stone Foxes, and The Brothers Comatose (among many, many other bands)? Count us in. The free fest hits Golden Gate Park on October 2-4. Dig into the full lineup below.
  • Sam Smith's Spectre theme 'Writing's On The Wall' is set to become the first No.1 Bond theme

    09/28/2015 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Sam Smith is set to claim the first ever chart-topping Bond theme on Friday with 'Writing's On The Wall'. The Spectre song currently has double the combined sales of its closest competitor, Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?'.
  • Ariana Grande Sings Opera With Andrea Bocelli: Listen

    09/28/2015 6:03:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    The duet will appear on Bocelli's new album. Ariana Grande is a bona fide pop star but in her newest collaboration she's gone opera with Italian great Andrea Bocelli.
  • 10 Often-Censored Songs from the Early ’50s(strong language warning)

    09/27/2015 5:48:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Rebeat ^ | Rick Simmons
    When most people think about music from the 1950s, they might recall songs like the ones heard on Happy Days or American Graffiti — “Rock Around the Clock,” “The Great Pretender,” “Yakety Yak,” and other tunes that bring to mind sock hops, soda fountains, and drive-ins. But before these more innocuous songs would grace integrated radio in the late-1950s, early-50s African-American R&B took quite a few liberties with song content, and double entendres ruled the day. As a result, there are a number of songs from the period that are surprisingly suggestive, given the state of American music in the...
  • Homophobic Slurs Reported at University of Oklahoma Rap battle

    09/27/2015 12:09:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Homophobic slurs were reportedly used during a student rap battle Friday night at the University of Oklahoma. An OU student organization, Queer Inclusion on Campus, posted about the incidents on social media, saying they would “address the situation.” “We are dismayed at the words OU students chose to utilize at the expense of students who identify as LGBTQ,” the organization said. “We have been told that these unacceptable actions were also accompanied by sexist and body shaming rhetoric, which is also inappropriate.” QuIC spokesperson Alex Ruggiers said he didn’t know how to describe his emotions after hearing the slurs were...
  • "Greensleeves [cover]" - Instrumental for synth-bagpipes w/band, by Yours Truly

    09/27/2015 10:58:52 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 9/27/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    What greater tribute to the Scottish national musical instrument than to use it to play the archetypal English song? Don't worry - the Scots are known for their tolerant sense of humor. I record all my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg, or, as I expect to become known in Scotland, "YA FEGGIN' SASSENACH BAHSTAHD!" For a free MP3 download of my cover of "Greensleeves," click here or here.
  • Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estafan, Harry Connick Jr. & More Welcome Pope in NYC before Mass: Watch

    09/26/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Billboard ^ | 09/26/2015
    Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill. The event, called "A Journey in Faith," stretched for two hours at Madison Square Garden with performers standing on a white elevated stage that would soon transform into the altar from which the pope would celebrate Mass. Hudson, the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning singer, sang "Hallelujah" backed by an orchestra, and drew roars from the crowd. Estafan sang "Mas...
  • Boehner: ‘This Morning I Woke Up … Said My Prayers’ and Decided ‘Today’s the Day’ (SMH)

    09/26/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October. […] “Now as you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s about the institution. Just yesterday, we witnessed the awesome sight of Pope Francis addressing the greatest legislative body in the world, and I hope that we will all heed his call to live by the golden rule,” Boehner said. “But last night I began thinking about this, and this morning I woke up,...
  • Merle Haggard - Me and Crippled Soldiers

    09/25/2015 10:03:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | February 22, 2013
    Now that it's alright to burn the stars and stripes Yes, nobody really needs old Uncle Sam Might as well burn the bill of rights as well And let our country go straight to hell Only me and crippled soldiers give a damn Should they throw away their purple hearts and hide their uniforms And be proud to hear old glories on the ground Somebody said, they'd take us without firing a shot I don't know if they will or not But only me and crippled soldiers give a damn Has the holocaust been so long? Is Hitler really gone...
  • Sam Smith Writing’s on the Wall(Spectre Theme)

    09/25/2015 3:09:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Sam Smith's Bond theme, 'Writing on the Wall'
  • Cats vs Zombies (LoL - caution: some phony blood & gore)

    09/24/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    You tube ^ | Sept. 10, 2015
    Video - Cats vs Zombies
  • Disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people leaves fans in shock

    09/20/2015 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 222 replies
    Fans have been left shocked by disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people. The Beatles legend was an inspiration to many, but over the years his darker side has been revealed - and TV show It Was Alright In The 1960s has brought him back under fire.
  • Whitey Bulger’s Enforcer Slams ‘Black Mass’: ‘The Movie Is Pure Fiction’

    09/20/2015 3:05:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    From 1978-1994, Kevin Weeks served as a member of the Winter Hill Gang, and a close friend, confidant, and henchman to Whitey Bulger. And he says Johnny Depp’s film is bogus. “We really did kill those people,” says Kevin Weeks, the former mobster and right-hand man to notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger. “But the movie is a fantasy.” The film that has Weeks riled up is Black Mass. Directed by Scott Cooper, it stars Johnny Depp as Winter Hill Gang leader James “Whitey” Bulger, and depicts the menacing Irishman’s rise up the criminal ranks from low-level gangster to the most...
  • Janet Jackson Converts to Islam (To Tone Down Live Shows)

    09/20/2015 11:18:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Singer Janet Jackson has become a Muslim following her marriage to Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and has toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves following conversion. The 49-year-old who married Muslim billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 40, in 2012 is reportedly taking the religion so seriously that she has even toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves for her comeback tour. "She feels like she has found a home with her new religion and has told members of her family, who completely respect her choice," a source told The Sun. "She has spent a great deal of time...
  • Percival Mackey's Orchestra [three tunes]

    09/20/2015 4:14:59 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1928 | Percival Mackey
    Three tunes from 1928.
  • "I'd Love To Take Orders From You" Jacques Renard & Orchestra vocal Chick Bullock (1935)

    09/20/2015 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1935 | Jacques Renard
    Dance Orchestra.
  • “I'm an Unemployed Sweetheart” Harry Bidgood's Orchestra or Manhattan Melodymakers (1931)

    09/20/2015 3:51:31 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Harry Bidgood
    Dance Orchestra.
  • Jackie Collins Has Died of Breast Cancer at 77

    09/19/2015 5:41:15 PM PDT · by windcliff · 17 replies ^ | 9-19-15 | Elizabeth Leonard
    Jackie Collins, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died, PEOPLE has exclusively learned. "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today," the Collins family tells PEOPLE in a statement. "She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over 4 decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we...
  • Donald Trump Golf Swing Analysis by Hank Haney

    09/19/2015 5:53:50 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 21, 2011 | Hank Haney
    Let's take a break this morning, and depart from the negatory stuff from the past week on Donald Trump. I think you'll enjoy this short video with golf pro Hank Haney, who analyzes Trump's golf swing...I think you can predict the outcome. Trump has his own style. There is so much going on with this man, starting with just his life from birth to the present. So much for all of us to discover, ie if he becomes our next president. I would love to see Trump and Obama playing golf together, in fact, you know someday this will happen.
  • Mickey Rourke Wants 30 Seconds in a Room with Donald Trump

    09/18/2015 4:29:53 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 47 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Actor Mickey Rourke wants to tell Donald Trump to “go f—k himself.” The aging action star, who allegedly paid a homeless man to lose a staged boxing match with him last year in Moscow, has fighting words for the Republican frontrunner in a new video. “Tell Donald Trump to go f— himself,” the 63-year-old told a TMZ camera crew Friday. (snip) When asked by TMZ who the candidate of his choice would be, the actor said, “I like the doctor, uh, the black dude.”
  • Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games

    09/16/2015 5:18:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Special To The Japan Times ^ | Sep 16, 2015 | David Kracker
    We now recognize the late Yasujiro Ozu as one of Japan’s finest film directors, but his early works are lost to history, victims of a time when cinema was seen as disposable entertainment and not an art form worth saving. Joseph Redon doesn’t want the same thing to happen to video games. “You wouldn’t classify opera as ‘old music.’ It’s classical music. Video games are the same. These titles are classics and should be valued as such. Even a lousy game hints at how the medium evolved so we must preserve everything, not just the best sellers.” A network engineer...
  • "Bb [vocals version] - an [insert genre here] song by Yours Truly

    09/15/2015 4:45:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 6 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 9/15/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    As I promised yesterday, here's the vocals-included version of my song "Bb." Frankly, I think that the instrumental version is better, but YMMV. In any case, if you'd like a free MP3 download of this version, click here.
  • My neighbor's son is expecting.... How they announced it is EPIC!

    09/14/2015 2:34:48 PM PDT · by Big Giant Head · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Self
    I worked with the guy that did this. As a child, he made little movies, then bigger movies starring all the local kids, parents, etc. Made a full length action movie, even. This is what he just produced (pun intended!)
  • "Bb" - instrumental [insert genre here] music, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    09/14/2015 1:31:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 9/14/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I have not the faintest idea what genre this piece could be classified as. I'm going with "music" for now. [Freeper Bonus: I also have a version with vocals, but I really haven't gotten it to where I want it to be yet. When I do, I'll post that one too.] I record and publish all my music under the stage name Hopalong Ginsberg...or so the Germans would have us believe. For a free MP3 download of "Bb," click either here or here.
  • Maria Von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews to Yodel

    09/11/2015 8:30:30 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 8 replies
    Around 2:05 of this 1973 TV show; unfortunately, a very prominent hum
  • Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977)

    09/11/2015 6:49:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    Midnight Special on YouTube ^ | Uploaded on September 6, 2007 | private You Tube account " Pure Rock N Roll "
    One of the greatest rock songs of all time. Enjoy.