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  • Tim McGraw faces backlash from pro-gun country music fans agreeing to Sandy Hook benefit concert

    04/17/2015 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    Tim McGraw is facing a backlash from country music fans who say that his decision to headline a concert for a gun control charity could end his career. The Louisiana-raised singer is scheduled to raise money with a Hartford, Connecticut show on July 17 for the Sandy Hook Promise group, which organized in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. However, anti-gun control commenters have said that McGraw, 47, risks losing his career the same way female country trio the Dixie Chicks never bounced back from criticizing President George W Bush. The conservator pro-gun blog Bearing...
  • David Hasselhoff's Music Video 'True Survivor' Is a Beautiful, Strange 1980s Journey

    04/17/2015 7:59:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Gunfights? Kung fu? Dogs with lasers for eyeballs? Hitler? Dinosaurs? Sure. David Hasselhoff's latest music video, “True Survivor,” was released Thursday and features a strange, beautiful mix of 1980s themes -- from computer hackers on PCs to street riot sequences that would make Steven Seagal proud.
  • Louis C.K. said WHAT about Sarah Palin? (...He apologized and she was quite gracious)

    04/17/2015 4:08:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:08 PM | By Soraya Nadia McDonald
    Louis C.K. is probably one of the most feminist comedians working today. He tackles issues about body image. He deliberately injects feminist themes into his comedy. Louis C.K. is all about not being terrible to women. He’s also flawed. And human. And he used to be on Twitter. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/04/16/louis-c-k-said-what-about-sarah-palin-its-all-good-though-he-apologized-and-she-was-quite-gracious/
  • Universal record gives all your music that vinyl sound

    04/16/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 23 replies
    engadget ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jon Fingas
    So you've bought a turntable with hopes of hearing that warm vinyl sound, but you don't have a record collection just yet. What to do? If you're Jesse England, you 'cheat' using digital tunes. He recently built the Universal Record, a device that lets any Bluetooth audio source work with a record player by vibrating a vinyl disc. You can leave the needle stationary if you want relatively clean output, but get it moving and you'll hear crackles and pops -- a bit surreal when you're listening to songs from your phone. This is an artistic commentary on the "kinetic...
  • Mercedes 6-wheeler costars with Michael Douglas

    04/16/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-16-15 | Charles Flemming
    Producers of the new thriller "Beyond The Reach" needed a villain. Specifically, they needed a bad guy to costar with Michael Douglas, who plays the murderous multimillionaire out to kill an innocent hunting guide played by Jeremy Irvine. Requirements for the role included beauty, speed, agility and toughness, and the ability to withstand long shooting days in New Mexico desert near Four Corners. The casting call led them to a most unusual candidate. Douglas' evil partner in crime is played by a Mercedes 6x6.
  • "What Hath G-d Wrought?" - yet another heavy metal song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    04/15/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/16/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Howdy all! Hope your April 15th was too taxing! [Pause for big laffs.] Getting back on-topic, here's more heavy metal from the alleged country song writer. You are welcome to shout "yee-haw!" as you headbang. The usual nonsense: 1. I write and record my music under the name "Hopalong Ginsberg." It's more "Metal" that way. 2. Yeah, I know what my voice sounds like. Now you do too. Don't we both feel smarter for the experience? 3. If you'd like a free MP3 copy of the song, click either here or here. Do not click here if you are easily...
  • Taking a trip to NYC!

    04/15/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 169 replies
    4/15/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My son is graduating from college! Worked his way through on his own! As a gift, I am taking him to NYC. Staying with my sister in Queens. I want to do just ONE thing that is extra special- like to a taping of the The Tonight Show? Any ideas, suggestions? We will be going to see Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Central Park, etc... But I am looking for one thing that will stand out for a young man graduating college-- no girlie clubs! MOM is on this trip!
  • A Look Back at Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman"

    04/15/2015 10:23:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Apr 14, 2015 | Matt Saincome
    Percy Sledge, the R&B and soul singer best known for singing "When a Man Loves a Woman," died of natural causes at 73, today. He was in a hospice facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "When a Man Loves a Woman" was written by Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, although Sledge has long noted his contributions to the song in interviews with the press, believing he should have been given a co-writing credit. All that aside, the real power of the song, which has enabled it find its way into the hearts of fans around the world, has always been Sledge's...
  • APRIL 15TH TAX DAY

    04/15/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 5 replies
    YOU TUBE
    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIH3Wy5VaCEAkt77w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTByZ2N0cmxpBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMg--?p=beatles+taxman+song&vid=dfb4477b96a675e97ac888a0700f64fa&l=4%3A14&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.Li350nvHNx%252fYk%252filNWPk%252bw%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DMaz9ddxEQnM&tit=The+Beatles+-+Taxman&c=1&sigr=11brct2bg&sigt=10k6i9q05&sigi=1253q1eu0&age=1202293511&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&fr=yhs-invalid&tt=b
  • Justin Bieber put in chokehold and kicked out of Coachella

    04/14/2015 7:11:03 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | 5/14/15 | The Guardian
    Not even an army of Beliebers could protect Justin Bieber from being put in a chokehold and getting kicked out of the Coachella music festival on Sunday night. The 21-year-old pop star and his entourage were trying to attend Drake’s headline show, but were stopped by security before they could get in, according to TMZ.
  • Hillary's Campaign Theme Song

    04/14/2015 5:53:55 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-04-15 | National Lampoon
    I just found Hillary's presidential campaign theme song. It's perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxQ2FR0P4uU
  • GOOGLE "PONY EXPRESS" GAME

    04/13/2015 9:12:18 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 16 replies
    Google ^ | 04/13/15 | Staff
    Use your direction keys, bottom right on your keyboard, [right, left, up, down0 to bump off letters strewn along the pony's route.
  • At Disney racecar attraction, Lamborghini crashes, kills 1

    04/12/2015 9:37:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver on Sunday, police said. The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Junior Bonner"(1972)

    04/12/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1972 | Sam Peckinpah
  • Roku: Good Deal?

    04/12/2015 11:10:39 AM PDT · by ducttape45 · 128 replies
    Hello all. I was wondering if I could fellow Freepers about a streaming video product called "Roku." I've heard it talked about on radio programs, and I've seen it advertised on the Internet of course. I just wondered if anyone has Roku or could possibly cue me in on how well it performs and your overall assessment of it. I turned off my Comcast TV because they keep driving the prices up and taking channels away and I got sick and tired of not being able watch TV stations that were once part of a standard cable package. Thanks.
  • Rapper and reality TV star Nelly arrested on drug charges in Tennessee

    04/11/2015 7:35:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    RedStarTribune.com ^ | 4/11/15 | Associated Press
    ASHVILLE — Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday. Tennessee Highway Patrol said .. the bus he was riding in failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker. According to the release troopers smelled marijuana .. When troopers searched the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, ... .. numerous handguns.
  • 'Ride Away' by Roy Orbison [music 3:30]

    04/11/2015 7:10:42 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    You've hear this song. Not one of Orbison's biggest hits but a great song. and a quintessential 60's love song or love's lost song.
  • Game of Thrones Quiz Alive or Dead

    04/11/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Kirk
    The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is upon us. Winter is still coming. Millions will tune in for more of Tyrion’s witty ripostes and for some more smoldering romance between Jon Snow and his Wildling paramour Ygritte. Wait, Ygritte is still alive, right? Honestly there’s been so much carnage on this show I don’t even remember. What ever happened to that hunk who befriended Arya? Didn’t Bran have a younger brother? Where did we leave off on the Hound, exactly? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
  • Louisiana Teacher Accused Of 9-HOUR THREESOME With Teen Gets No Jail Time For OTHER Illicit Sex

    04/11/2015 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/15 | ERIC OWENS
    [ ... Dufresne is by no means out of the woods for her exploits. Neither is Respess. They both still face criminal charges for their roles in a threesome with the same, unidentified student. ... ] [I read it was a marathon session at 9 hours.]
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Where We Left Off

    04/11/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    /artsbeat.blogs.nytimes ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jeremy Egner
    “Game of Thrones” is returning for its fifth season on Sunday, you might have heard, riding a wave of the kind of intense anticipation usually reserved for royal offspring and new Apple products. Potential snag: It’s been 10 months since the last episode and this story is complicated, overstuffed with oddly named characters and labyrinthine alliances that shift from week to week. So below, in the name of service journalism, we offer a primer on where things currently stand with most of the show’s major characters. Tyrion Lannister Last seen: Crated in King’s Landing. A lifetime of cruelty from his...
  • Key and Peele Gay Wedding Advice to a Black Family (Funny!)

    04/11/2015 10:37:49 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 11, 2015 | Key and Peele
    Excerpt: "When in the service do we sing, 'Over the Rainbow'?"
  • Argentine judge orders arrest warrant for Justin Bieber related to 2013 nightclub incident

    04/10/2015 3:33:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/15 | Debora Ray - AP
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge has issued an arrest warrant for Justin Bieber on Friday, saying the singer failed to respond to summons related to allegations he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013. Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the "immediate detention" of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls. An email sent to a Bieber representative was not immediately returned.
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Kanye West

    04/10/2015 12:13:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 4/10/2015 | Jon Caramanica
    For over a decade, the rap superstar has made music that pushes boundaries, courts controversy and divides critics. Now, the man who has compared himself to Jesus and Steve Jobs just wants to make clothes for the masses. On a Sunday afternoon in early February, Kanye West was in a makeshift conference room at the downtown New York showroom of Adidas, mapping out his vision for fashion, and everything else, too. It was three days after the presentation of his first sportswear collection, Yeezy Season 1, at New York Fashion Week. Produced in collaboration with Adidas Originals, Yeezy was the...
  • Glen Campbell MacArthur Park Live 2002 (with SD symphony orch.)

    04/09/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/3/2008 | kanal van drlandy
    With the South Dakota Symphony Live 2002. What a fabulous rendition of a fabulous song by a fabulous singer! Even though he doesn't hit the high notes like in the seventies anymore, this is still outstanding.
  • Gloomy Don McLean Reveals Meaning of ‘American Pie’ — and Sells Lyrics for $1.2 Million

    04/09/2015 4:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    The music died because Buddy Holly merely wanted what every touring musician wants: to do laundry. Shoved into unheated buses on a “Winter Dance Party” tour in 1959, Holly — tired of rattling through the Midwest with dirty clothes — chartered a plane on Feb. 3 to fly from Clear Lake, Iowa, to Fargo, N.D., where he hoped he could make an appointment with a washing machine. Joining him on the plane were Ritchie Valens and, after future country star Waylon Jennings gave up his seat, J.P. Richardson, a.k.a. “the Big Bopper.” Taking off in bad weather with a pilot...
  • Furious 7 Movie: I know nothing about Race Cars, but I enjoyed this movie immensely! How about you?

    04/09/2015 11:47:08 AM PDT · by lee martell · 30 replies
    April 9, 2015 | Lee Martell
    I'm glad I went to see this movie. I almost didn't. I usually prefer movies with a more coherent storyline and message. I like dialog that is clear, cogent and concise. I approve of special effects that are both sublime and based in reality. I expect to see a straight line of cause and effect to some degree. Furious 7 is none of those things. The premise is illogical, where a no longer needed British spy 'Deckart Shaw' goes rogue and seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his gang family for the death of his brother, a well known criminal....
  • Bobcat Drags Shark Out of Florida Surf

    04/09/2015 6:06:44 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 67 replies
    Nat Geo ^ | 4/8/15 | Brian Clark Howard
    Dramatic photograph appears to be real, experts say. Many species of cats are great fishers, and bobcats are no exception. But one bobcat created an extraordinary fish tale when it pulled a shark out of the surf. The dramatic moment was caught on camera by John Bailey in Vero Beach, Florida, Monday night, when he was walking along Sebastian Inlet State Park. Bailey has not yet responded to a request for comment but he told local media that he saw the cat fishing in the surf. Suddenly, the cat leaped and dragged a shark three to four feet long (one...
  • Surprise! Barry Manilow Has Married His Manager Garry Kief

    04/08/2015 5:01:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Barry Manilow and his longtime manager Garry Kief tied the knot last year in a private ceremony, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. "It was a surprise," a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow's Palm Springs, California, home and attended by "20 to 30 guests" who had been told they were attending a "lunch."
  • Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ manuscript sells for $1.2M at auction

    04/07/2015 5:21:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 7, 2015
    Singer-songwriter Don McLean's original manuscript and notes to "American Pie" sold at auction Tuesday for $1.2 million. McLean offered his wistful anthem that asks "Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?" at Christie's. The auction house said two people vied for the 16-page manuscript, one in the room and one on the phone. The winning bid went to the collector in the room who wished to remain anonymous.
  • Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith

    04/07/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 54 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 4/5/2015 | Diana
    Denzel Washington is a two-time Oscar winner; however, he isn't afraid to speak out against liberal Hollywood and support his Christian faith. “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” he told a reporter, adding that it was not difficult for him to grow up as the son of a preacher. “He wasn't a taskmaster, but there were certain things you couldn't do,” Washington said. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day.” “Everyone I grew up with didn't have a father,” he continued....
  • Buy, buy miss American pie: Singer reveals meaning behind iconic hit

    04/06/2015 4:37:53 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 112 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 10:39, Sat, Apr 4, 2015 | CLIVE DAVIS
    A long, long time ago - to borrow the words of the song - Don McLean sat down to write the first lines of an epic. First released in 1971, American Pie is a classic that an entire generation memorised line by line, verse by verse. Fans around the world have argued over the true meaning of one of the most enigmatic songs in pop history. Faced with all the speculation, McLean's own response is defiantly down-to-earth: when people ask him what it means, he likes to reply, "It means I never have to work again." American Pie, famously covered...
  • "American Odyssey" on NBC - spoilers

    04/06/2015 1:23:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Watched it | 5/6/15
    OK. In a season during which NBC has put-on its big boy pants -- or the one dirty word a minute standard -- in order to compete with cable, we have several new shows. Among them is the new "American Odyssey," which premiered last night. The bad news is that the show offers nothing new. Big business is pure evil, secretly funding Islamic terrorism and sending its own private army to kill American soldiers who may embarrass BIG EVIL BUSINESS, which operates like the Klingon Empire except that the Klingons are more honorable and gentle. In "Odyssey," corporations also kill...
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • "The Name" - a Jewish Heavy Metal song, by Yours Truly

    04/05/2015 1:32:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/5/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, this is a Jewish heavy metal song. I don't know what I can add to that. (As always, your feedback is welcome.) The usual blahblahblah: 1. I write and record my music under the name "Hopalong Ginsberg." This is what is known as "plausible deniablilty." 2. I know that my voice is completely unsuited for this kind of music. If Rob Halford or Brian Johnson wants to sing the next one, they've got the the gig. 3. Clicking here or here will get you a free MP3 of my song. Clicking here will not, but it's still pretty cool....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Jesus"(1979)

    04/05/2015 11:29:26 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1979 | John Krish, Peter Sykes
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - April 4, 2015 (vintage jazz show)

    04/04/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by deks · 3 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | April 4, 2015 | Rob Bamberger
    Click the link for live stream: From 8 until 11 p.m. EST, the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
  • Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Raises Funds for U.S. Veterans

    04/03/2015 7:17:24 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 23 replies
    Guitar Player Magazine ^ | Guitar Player staff
    Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Raises Funds for U.S. Veterans | GALLERY BY GP STAFF April 3, 2015 Gibson has created a one-off custom guitar to help raise funds for U.S. veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Chris Kyle Commemorative Les Paul Standard Special—a.k.a the American Sniper—features an American flag–and-skull finish and top-hat control knobs crafted from ammo shells. The guitar is named for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was depicted in the 2014 film American Sniper. Kyle is the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history and in 2012 wrote a memoir of his experiences,...
  • (European Commission) Europe's antitrust watchdog sniffs around Apple's music deals

    04/02/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    Cnet ^ | April 2, 2015 | Joan E. Solsman
    The European Commission asks Apple and labels to explain their pacts for the relaunch of Beats Music to see if they're trying to crimp free offerings from streaming rivals like Spotify, a report says. Apple's bid to relaunch its Beats streaming music service is already facing scrutiny. The European Commission has sent questionnaires to several labels and digital music companies about Apple's plans for Beats Music, according to a report in the Financial Times (subscription required). The questionnaires are a first step and don't automatically presage a formal investigation, said the FT, adding that such information gathering is often sparked...
  • The Homosexual Test

    04/02/2015 11:34:23 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 89 replies
    Common Sense | April 2, 2015 | blueunicorn6
    It is clear to me that many of my fellow Americans have no clue as to what homosexuality is and what it is exactly that makes a person a homosexual. In the interest of clearing up some really rather large misconceptions, I have devised this simple test. WARNING! Sexually explicit material. 1. You are a male homosexual if you: A. Love your brother. B. Are a really nice guy. C. Are creative and like musicals. D. Are afraid of asking out a female. E. Willingly put another male's penis in your mouth or anal canal. The correct answer is E....
  • Avril Lavigne reveals she has Lyme disease

    04/01/2015 11:54:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | April 1, 2015 | Zayda Rivera
    Avril Lavigne reveals she has Lyme disease after months of rumors surrounding her health: ‘I thought I was dying’ ____________________________________ Avril Lavigne's ailing health left her and her loved ones wondering what the hell was going on. Now, the punk princess revealed she was diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease. "I had no idea a bug bite could do this," she told People. "I was bedridden for five months." Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • John Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon dead

    04/01/2015 10:21:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Leora Arnowitz
    Cynthia Lennon, who was married to the late Beatles legend John Lennon during his rise to fame, has died, FOX411 has learned. She was 75. A rep for Cynthia and John Lennon's only son, Julian Lennon, confirmed the news. "Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer," a statement from Julian Lennon's rep read. "Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time." Cynthia Lennon, then Cynthia Powell, met John Lennon in the early...
  • Singer Joni Mitchell in Intensive Care After Being Rushed to Hospital From Bel-Air Home

    04/01/2015 4:20:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    “Joni was found unconscious in her home (Tuesday) afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital,” according to her official website. “She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.” Some of Mitchell’s best-known songs are “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Help Me” and “Free Man in Paris,” but she has penned hits for other artists too.
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' Singer Norman Greenbaum Hurt in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    03/31/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song "Spirit in the Sky" remained in a hospital Monday, two days after he was hurt in a car crash north of San Francisco that left a motorcyclist dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Norman Greenbaum, 72, was brought to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP
  • All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version

    03/30/2015 11:42:02 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 17, 2015 | Scott Bradlee
    To celebrate the last week of our European tour, we got some of the cast together to record this special version of one of our biggest covers - Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," in the style of PMJ ft. Kate Davis, of course. Not only does it feature vocalists Haley Reinhart, Morgan James, and Ariana Savalas rocking some Andrews Sisters- style harmonies, but it also features a sweet four hand bass solo by Casey Abrams and Adam Kubota. Check us out in London at Indigo O2 on March 22!
  • Vladimir Horowitz plays Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (live 1978) Avery Fisher Hall

    03/30/2015 4:09:27 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
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  • Bananarama covering the Sex Pistols might be the punkest thing ever

    03/30/2015 10:39:05 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 24 replies
    Dangerous Minds ^ | March 30, 2015 | Christopher Bickel
    Bananarama, the ‘80s UK female pop vocal group, were famous for their hits “Venus,” “I Heard a Rumor,” “Really Saying Something,” and “Cruel Summer.” Fans of the band’s bouncy bubblegum pop, might be surprised to learn the group once recorded a (completely awesome) Sex Pistols cover on an obscure 1982 soundtrack. Stylistically, they may have been world’s apart from the UK punk scene, but actually it’s where they got their start. According to their Wikipedia entry: The trio were ardent followers of the punk rock and post-punk music scene during the late 1970s and early 1980s and often performed impromptu...
  • OK Soccer fans - The BYU comedy crew hits it out of the park!

    03/30/2015 8:03:09 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Facebook ^ | Unk | BYU Studio C
    I'm not a soccer fan, but I am a big fan of humor and well done parody. If this doesn't make you laugh, nothing will! (I clicked excerpt to make the link easy)
  • The Book is Islam

    03/30/2015 6:25:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    today | me
    There is a play called The Book of Mormon. Here are the reviews..The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language.These Mormons are so lovable, you feel half-inclined to take a...
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
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    03/29/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | March 29, 2015 | knarf
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