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  • Dolly Parton Q&A: The Country Legend on 50 Years in Nashville and Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

    10/24/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies ^ | October 24, 2014 | Deborah Evans Price
    This year marks the 50th Anniversary since 68-year-old international icon Dolly Parton came to Nashville. The fourth of 12 siblings who shared a one-room cabin, the East Tennessee native was so poor growing up that her father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of cornmeal. The day after her high school graduation, Parton left the Smoky Mountains for Music City, where she shepherded her career from singing on The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated music-variety series that aired from 1960 to 1981, to winning seven Grammys and scoring 25 No. 1 songs on Billboard's Hot Country Songs...
  • World Series android commercial

    10/24/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies
    10/24/14 | mykroar
    Anyone else catch the homosexual proposal during the Android commercial. These IT/tech companies know they're all drinking the same koolaid, so now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
  • After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?

    10/24/2014 2:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Swed
    When a bushy-haired 28-year-old with a magnetic podium presence became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic five years ago, Gustavo Dudamel galvanized the classical music world and beyond. At the Venezuelan conductor's insistence, the gates of the Hollywood Bowl were thrown open to the community, with free tickets for all. After a proud-papa warm-up with youngsters in Youth Orchestra Los Angeles — a group inspired and founded by Dudamel — he led the L.A. Phil, Master Choral and stellar vocal soloists in an exuberant performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The Dude, as he was affectionately called, spread the joy...
  • The mixtape will always have a place in my music collection

    10/24/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11:32AM BST 24 Oct 2014 | By Michael Hogan
    Like some sort of minimalist muggins who watches too many TV property shows, I recently embarked on a “decluttering” mission. One thing I couldn’t bring myself to declutter (OK, throw out - let’s stop dressing it up with poncey buzzwords) were my old mixtapes. I’ll probably never play them again. Indeed, I’ve barely got the means to do so - my last remaining cassette deck nearly got decluttered too. But just rummaging through them sent me tumbling down a retro rabbit hole. There were tapes made for summers, Christmases, road trips, festivals and dirty weekends. Tapes I made for old...
  • Weather Channel Founder John Coleman: There is no significant man-made global warming at this time

    10/24/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/23/2014 | Anthony Watts
    John Coleman, the founder of Weather Channel, has written an open letter, in which he claims the theory of anthropogenic climate change is no longer scientifically credible. So far The Express, a major British newspaper, and the American news service WND, have provided favorable coverage of the letter. The Express article has also been linked to by the Drudge Report, giving it wide exposure. The full text of the letter is as follows: _______________________________________ Dear UCLA Hammer Forum officials, There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no...
  • Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

    10/23/2014 7:29:51 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/23/14 | Drew Prindle
    Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future II," humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after more than 25 years of trying, technology has finally caught up with our far-fetched dreams. Thanks to a startup by the name of Hendo Hover, the hoverboard is finally a real thing that exists in the world that you and I inhabit. How is such a thing possible? Well, according to...
  • Kenny G doesn’t support Hong Kong protesters

    10/22/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 10:47 PM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir when he tweeted Wednesday about his visit to the semiautonomous southern Chinese city, where thousands of student-led protesters have occupied streets for more than three weeks to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. …
  • Renee Zellweger’s changed face a result of ‘insecurities,’ source says

    10/22/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT · by bkepley · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Hollie McKay
    Renee Zellweger debuted an entirely different face Monday night, leaving fans and entertainment industry experts wondering why the “Bridget Jones” star looked so different. A close confidante of Zellweger’s told FOX411 that her drastically different look is a result of the 45-year-old actress’ insecurities.
  • Billy Boyd Sings Us Goodbye After Peter Jackson's Final Battle

    10/21/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Movie pilot ^ | by Sarah GibsonStaff ⋅ Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 10:03am
    Remember when the The Lord Of The Rings saga ended 11 years ago, with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out the closing credits with "Pippin's Song"? Well, coming full circle, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is about to witness the very same ending...
  • Interview: Moe Tucker of the Velvet Underground Sets the Record Straight (tea party supporter)

    10/21/2014 1:39:44 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    riverfronttimes ^ | Oct. 18 2010 | Mike Appelstein
    In April 2009, WALB-TV aired a story about a Tea Party rally in nearby Tifton, Georgia. About two-and-a-half minutes into the feature, one "Maureen Tucker, Tea Party Supporter" was quoted as saying, "I'm furious about the way we're being led toward socialism. I'm furious about the incredible waste of money, when things that we really need and are important get dropped, because there's no money left." Eighteen months later, the news story somehow ended up posted on YouTube, and the blogosphere started buzzing. Could this actually be Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, one of the most influential...
  • Annie Lennox: 'Twerking Is Not Feminism'

    10/21/2014 10:25:03 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 68 replies ^ | October 21, 2014 | Elias Leight
    "Listen," said Lennox, "Twerking is not feminism. Thats what I'm referring to. It's not -- it's not liberating, it's not empowering. It's a sexual thing that you're doing on a stage; it doesn't empower you. That's my feeling about it."
  • Mothers petition Disney for a hero with Down syndrome

    10/20/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LA daily News ^ | 10.20.14 | Dana Bartholomew
    Walt Disney Studios has for nearly a century featured disabled characters in its animated cartoons, from a none-too-bright Dopey to Nemo and his damaged fin. Now a Bay Area couple has asked for one more from the media giant: a princess who has Down syndrome in common with their daughter. In the past two weeks, their petition to persuade the Burbank studio has garnered more than 30,000 signatures from around the world. “We love Walt Disney,” said Keston Ott-Dahl, 48, of Antioch, whose 15-month-old Delaney Skye has high-functioning Down syndrome. “When I see her mesmerized by Disney princesses, it...
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • Peter's Decision to Free the Wolf

    10/20/2014 1:09:35 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    IMDb ^ | February 15, 2008 | Suzie Templeton
    Boys like Peter are Not Afraid of WOLVES An Edgy Re-Telling of Prokofiov's Class Musical Children's Tale  Peter stares out the window as Grandfather reinforces the fence, to the sounds of a high gale blizzard and the howling of the wolves. Set in a realistically shabby, modern Russia.  The animation realization of Peter's facial expressions highlights the fully artistic maturity of today's digital media.  More traitional tellings, like Peter Ustinov's 1960, seem to imply events taking place in warm weather.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"(1956)

    10/19/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1956 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Soundtrack - Episode 3: The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

    10/19/2014 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10.14.14 | Matt Lawson
    Matt Lawson discusses Howard Shore's score in the five (soon to be six) Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
  • "Clappin' the Blues" - a short, slightly NSFW, blues song, by me. [Vanity]

    10/18/2014 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/18/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Alright my FRiends, I've written and recorded another song. This one is short, primitive, and slightly raunchy, much like the author. (Yes, I stole that line from Terry Pratchett.)The usual copypasta: 1. When writing songs I use the pseudonym "Hopalong Ginsberg." I was considering using "Metallica," but Lars Ulrich threatened to break my kneecaps.2. I know I sound like a white boy sing the blues. Life is hard.3. To download an MP3 of the song, click here or here. Don't click here. I warned you.4.
  • Sixteen South Korean concert goers killed during K-pop band ... performance at outdoor festival

    10/17/2014 8:28:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    abc ^ | Fri 17 Oct 2014, 5:21pm
    Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when they plunged down a ventilation shaft after a grate gave way during an outdoor pop concert Friday in Seongnam south of Seoul. "They were standing on the ventilation grate to get a better view when it collapsed under their weight," a spokesman for the local fire services said. Rescuers said 16 people were confirmed dead but the death toll might rise with some of the injured understood to be in critical condition. Television reports said the victims fell more than 10 metres into an underground parking area when the grate...
  • Bono apologises for U2's iTunes album release (forced on consumers)

    10/15/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2014 Last updated at 07:47 ET | no byline
    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world. Speaking in a session on Facebook, the star said the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". In response to a questioner who told him it was "rude" to impose their music upon everyone, Bono said: "Oops, I'm sorry about that." Apple later released a one-click tool enabling iTunes customers to remove it. Some users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

    10/15/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Award-winning US stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the next Oscars show, organizers announced Wednesday. The star, who has hosted both Broadway's Tony and TV's Emmy awards shows in the past, will front the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The high-profile hosting job is a prime gig in Hollywood, at the climax of its annual awards season. Harris will follow Ellen DeGeneres last year and a who's who of showbiz over the decades. "It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this...
  • Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

    10/15/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2014 4:54 PM ET | Jason Beaubien
    In West Africa, one of the simplest ways to slow the Ebola outbreak is to educate people about how to keep from getting infected with the virus. Now, there are some signs that Ebola awareness is indeed driving down the number of cases in parts of Liberia — and Liberian musicians and DJs may deserve some of the credit. The airwaves in Liberia are saturated with songs about this disease. Early on in the epidemic the government and aid agencies commissioned public awareness songs but they actually ended up terrifying people. The message: There's no cure. Don't touch anybody. Stop...
  • Neil Young: Forget ISIS, Fight Climate Change Instead

    10/14/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 14, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rock legend Neil Young told radio host Howard Stern on Tuesday that the "free world" ought to fight climate change rather than the Islamic State, or ISIS. Visiting the Howard Stern Show for a long-awaited interview, Young slammed both Democrats and Republicans for ignoring the plight of the planet, suggesting that environmental damage from the "carbon footprint" of the U.S. military was a greater threat than Islamic terror in the Mideast. The relevant portion of the interview (excerpted by Canada's Sun News) begins at 50:14 in the video below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)YOUNG: The things that we don't know, you know, we can...
  • Are ALL Men "Rapists"? Feminists Teach Yes...

    10/14/2014 5:52:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 70 replies
    You may think it sounds far-fetched... but that's the very premise that's being taught in women's studies courses across the country. Watch the video. Am I the only one who thinks that it's INCREDIBLY insensitive to... you know... actual victims of "rape"? Special thanks to Lena Dunham for appearing in the video.
  • Frisco police: Cowboys’ Joseph Randle arrested Monday, charged with theft

    10/14/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 9:27 am on October 14, 2014 | By Naheed Rajwani
    Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at the Dillard’s at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillard’s at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The store’s loss prevention employees had detained Randle, who was later charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Randle attempted to steal a $39.50-pack of two black Polo underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84. He was released from Frisco City Jail early Tuesday after posting a $350 bail, police said. Randle has a...
  • A Brief History of the Drum Machine

    10/14/2014 6:39:24 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 44 replies
    Noisey ^ | October 13, 2014 | Peter Holslin
    The drum machine is one of the most effective musical inventions of our time. It’s affordable, easy to use, and ruthless in its precision, able to do exactly what it’s been told for as long as required (so long as you’ve got an AC adaptor). Of course, not everybody warms to the drum machine’s big plastic buttons and bright LED screen. A decade ago, a musician in LA even launched a movement against it, printing out bumper stickers bearing the now-iconic slogan “Drum Machines Have No Soul.” But if the Bonham fans of the world resent the drum machine’s cold,...
  • What's a 'Lady Rizo'?

    10/13/2014 12:51:33 PM PDT · by enraged · 4 replies
    10/13/2014 | Me
    What is a Lady Rizo show all about?
  • A Mini-Documentary on 50 Years of the Moog Modular Synthesizer

    10/13/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 45 replies
    Back in the Olden Dayes, synthesizers were the size of refrigerators. The earliest ones filled entire rooms and, in at least one case, a complete railway car. They were hot, noisy, temperamental and devilishly hard to program. And they couldn’t do much. Then along came Dr. Bob Moog who figured out how to tame electricity with printed circuits and oscillators. His experiments begat the first commercially viable synthesizers. But they came in pieces called modules that had to be roped together with patch cords. What you see in the picture is a thousand times less powerful than what you can...
  • The Top 10 Surf Songs of the Sixties

    10/13/2014 9:03:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 10/13/2014 | Don Sucher
    It is commonly understood that the period of the mid-1950s was a time of enormous change in American music. Even one of the mildest of Elvis Presley’s early hits — 1956’s “Hound Dog” — is obviously a very different thing than Patti Page’s 1953 hit “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window.” It is also commonly understood that the mid-to-late sixties was also a time of change, with almost as large a difference between the Beatles’ 1964 hit “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Hendrix’s 1967 recording of “Purple Haze.” But to many the in-between period appears to...
  • Meghan McCain To Appear On Howard Stern Show

    10/13/2014 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:19 PM 10/11/2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    This should be good. The always candid Meghan McCain, co-host of “Take Part Live” and daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is scheduled to appear on “The Howard Stern Show.” She admitted as much to a follower on Twitter over the weekend. If history repeats itself, we’re in for a real treat. …
  • Where do I post a thread asking for help? (vanity)

    10/12/2014 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Great White Buffalo · 103 replies
    I remember reading this site 10 years ago and the format has changed completely. I want to ask about buying a Ted Nugent t-shirt. Which forum and which topic do I post to? TIA.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lucky Me"(1954)

    10/12/2014 1:43:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Jack Donohue
  • Urban Sax

    10/11/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2012 | Herbert Nozick
    "On the Time in E-Flat Minor" by Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman
  • Oscar Peterson - Hymn To Freedom

    10/11/2014 8:16:34 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2010 | Youtube user dgbailey777
    Live in Denmark,1964. Oscar Peterson on Piano Ray Brown on Bass Ed Thigpen on Drums
  • Glenn Gould, gone 32 years, is now as popular as ever

    10/11/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | October 11, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    The warmest place in Toronto, whether in the high heat of summer, or on the bleakest chill of endless February, is a couple of feet in front of the CBC building on downtown Front Street, about the length of 20 Steinway grands from the landmark CN Tower. It is the bronze bench which forms one element of the wonderful memorial statue of Glenn Gould, situated right in front of the centre named after the pianist. Going into host Cross Country Checkup every Sunday afternoon, I’ve seen it over and over again: People walking, tourists or Torontonians, catch a glimpse of...
  • Michael Keaton Says He'd Play Batman Again — Under One Condition

    10/11/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 54 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 11 OCTOBER 2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    In his new film Birdman, Michael Keaton plays an aging actor living in the shadow of a past superhero role. It would be easy to see this as Keaton’s swan song to Batman, a character he re-invented for the big screen in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. But Keaton says that’s not the case. In fact, he’d be willing to play Batman again – under one condition. “If it was Tim Burton directing? In a heartbeat,” Keaton tells Entertainment Weekly in a new cover story.
  • Box Office: 'Dracula Untold' Tops 'Gone Girl' With $8.9M Friday

    I have been doing box office reports of this nature in one form or another for almost seven years. This is the first one I’ve ever had to write without the aid of Box Office Mojo, which apparently got swallowed into IMDB yesterday without any warning or official explanation. I’m waiting for some kind of official word from either party before I write any sort of obituary, but said site has been a peerless resource for every single person who writes about film in almost any capacity. In the meantime, The Numbers is helping to fill the void.
  • Nielsen: Technical Error Causes Months of False TV Ratings

    10/10/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | October 10, 2014 | 09:35AM PT | Senior TV Editor Brian Steinberg
    A software bug has resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March, according to executives at Nielsen, the measurement service whose rankings form the basis of how advertisers pay for TV commercials. At issue is a process used by the company when it moves from its initial survey of national ratings to its final one. When Nielsen calculates its early “fast national” ratings, some sources of viewership are not properly labeled and the data is put aside as “all other television” until they can be identified and tabulated properly. But Nielsen has discovered that...
  • Jane Fonda’s Mother Had Nine Abortions Before Fonda Was Born, She Then Committed Suicide

    10/09/2014 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt |
    A new report reveals some of the intense family drama behind pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda’s parents. The report describes how Fonda’s father was cold and a bully, as well as a shameless womaniser and Jane always blamed her manic depressive mother Frances for their break-up. The report also indicates Fonda’s mother Frances had nine abortions before Jane was born and committed suicide. Here’s more: janefondaAlways outspoken, Jane Fonda is making headlines once more after she returned to the subject of her tragic mother at the weekend, in a speech at a fundraising event in Beverly Hills for a rape victims’...
  • 11 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

    10/09/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Colin Patrick
    The Half Man of Two and a Half Men ripped his own show in a YouTube video making the rounds today. "If you watch Two and a Half Men," Angus T. Jones said, "please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Of course, plenty of actors haven't been thrilled with things they've worked on. Even big movie stars. Here's a list of actors who hated their own films, that we originally published back in January. 1. Sylvester Stallone,...
  • The End of an Era that Ended Long Ago: Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    10/09/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies ^ | Sept. 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....
  • They’ve Run Out of Ideas for Rock Operas. There’s Now One About Yeast. You Heard Me.

    10/08/2014 8:04:58 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 17 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | October 8, 2014 | Alan Cross
    Musical theatre can be a weird place. Musical theatre in San Francisco can be extra-weird. As proof, I present Yeast Town, a new rock musical based on yeast. Yes, the little things that make bread rise and cause infections, you know, down there. So what could such a production be all about? Let me quote from the show’s producers: In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a...
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - OCTOBER 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    10/07/2014 11:01:18 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 67 replies
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  • 'Top Gear' host and crew flee Argentina after car stoned

    10/07/2014 7:12:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 10-5-14 | ap
    The host of the popular BBC television program "Top Gear" and other members of the crew have fled Argentina after being pelted with rocks by people who believed one of their cars had a license plate alluding to the Falklands War. Officials said a crowd of about 50 people began hurling rocks at the BBC group Thursday as they drove in a caravan under police escort to the Chilean border with Argentina's southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego. Host Jeremy Clarkson and the others were forced to abandon the cars in an area between Tolhuin and Rio Grande. One minor...
  • Beat it! Beats by Dre banned from televised NFL interviews after agreement with Bose prevents

    10/06/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2014 | Charlene Adams
    It looks like Beats by Dre have been, well, beat. The days of NFL football players and coaches sporting the popular headphones during televised interviews are over for now. This is the result of an exclusive agreement between audio equipment company Bose and the NFL itself. Re/code reports that the agreement bans players and coaches from wearing any other headphones during televised interviews and during games.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Roxie Hart"(1942)

    10/05/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | William Wellman
  • Another Massive Velvet Underground Collection Is Coming

    10/05/2014 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | October 5, 2014 | Alan Cross
    One of the first super-deluxe box sets I ever bought was Peel Slowly and See, a six-disc reissue of The Velvet Underground and Nico, the VU’s first album. At the time, I couldn’t imagine more comprehensive re-release. But then came the 45th anniversary version of the same record along with this career-spanning vinyl set. That was followed by several versions of White Light, White Heat. And now there’s another six-disc version coming for their third album.
  • Paul Revere , Raiders Rocker , Dies At 76

    10/05/2014 2:23:57 AM PDT · by sushiman · 36 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | 10/5/2014 | sushiman
    The Oregon Music Hall of Fame has a tradition of ending its induction ceremony with "Louie Louie," as the night's performers, presenters and organizers take the stage for a final hurrah. But there was a shock before the song on Saturday night. "We just lost Paul Revere," Terry Currier told the Aladdin Theater crowd.
  • Secret Place by Robin Trower (studio version to die for)

    10/04/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT · by Windflier · 65 replies ^ | Robin Trower
    From the album, "20th Century Blues", by Robin Trower. This is one of the most haunting and beautiful electric guitar tracks that you will ever hear. Not at all what some might expect from this old master of heavy metal rock. Click on the play button in the video screen to listen.
  • Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM

    10/04/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Utilizer
    arstechnica ^ | Oct 3 2014, 12:05pm -0700 | Joe Mullin cannot be linked or excerpted to, but there is a slightly interesting article up about how the battle against DRM seems to be finally heading to court. Ignore the link above, it merely links to the FR index page. Article link is:
  • CNN can't get enough of dead white girls ~ Vanity

    10/02/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT · by GraceG · 13 replies
    Went down the street to grab a bite to eat and watched the monitor, it was nothing but CNN talking about that dead female college student... Wow, and here I thought that was FOX News job..... Just an odd observation...