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  • Homeless piano prodigy stunned by his remarkable makeover (Ex-Marine)

    07/06/2015 4:19:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    Inside Edition/AOL.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Inside Edition
    Donald Gould sat down at a piano at a public arts exhibit in Sarasota, Florida, and played. The images of him with his scraggly beard, unwashed hair, and dirty clothes making magic at the keyboard were seen around the world.In an INSIDE EDITION exclusive, we're giving this homeless man, who is a former Marine, the break he deserves -- Donald Gould is going to get cleaned up. First, a new wardrobe for him at Sarasota's Island Pursuit. Gould tried on an outfit in a dressing room. When he came out of the dressing room, he said: "People won't recognize...
  • An animation just for fun - The Solarbeat: Planetary orbits set to music (ok ok, plus Pluto's orbit)

    07/06/2015 12:05:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Click here to play with the interactive animation. Use the slider to change the speed. Click on other icons to change the scale, bass, etc.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION -- JULY 2015 FORUM

    07/06/2015 12:00:21 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
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  • Rihanna Video Celebrates Kidnap, Torture, Murder And Newsweek thinks that’s just super!

    07/06/2015 11:30:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 7-6-2015 | Andrew Miller
    Where can you find graphic depictions of kidnapping, nudity, torture, vandalism, forced drug use, drowning, and murder? Probably not even in the worst horror movie, but Rihanna’s new seven minute music video (WARNING: Highly Graphic Imagery) somehow manages to fit in every one of these things. “Bitch Better Have My Money” tells the story of a sadistic woman (Rihanna), her accountant, and the accountant’s blonde-model girlfriend. The end is bad – Rihanna murders the accountant for not ‘having her money.’ But most of the video doesn’t even focus on this. Instead, it depicts Rihanna kidnapping and abusing the nameless blonde,...
  • Apple Music has an iCloud problem (possible library corruption in certain circumstances)

    07/06/2015 6:57:44 AM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 1, 2015 | Chris Welch
    I really like Apple Music. Everything from the setup process (I kept hitting "more artists" until I couldn't anymore) through the entire user interface left me impressed yesterday. Apple has managed to reinvent its Music app by stuffing a subscription music service inside it — without making it all hopelessly confusing... Still, there's one fundamental problem with Apple Music that's crippling its potential for me and keeping it from becoming my one and only music destination — exactly the thing Apple wants it to be. It's the way the service heavily leans on iCloud. Or more specifically, "iCloud Music Library."...
  • Paul McCartney Reignites Decades Old Feud with Yoko Ono, Recalls Lennon Resentments

    07/05/2015 5:48:58 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 149 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | July 5, 2015 | Roger Friedman
    The other big quote from the interview which will live on: “When John got shot, aside from the pure horror of it, the lingering thing was, OK, well now John’s a martyr. A JFK. So what happened was, I started to get frustrated because people started to say, “Well, he was The Beatles.” And me, George and Ringo would go, “Er, hang on. It’s only a year ago we were all equal-ish.” Yeah, John was the witty one, sure. John did a lot of great work, yeah. And post-Beatles he did more great work, but he also did a lot...
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    07/05/2015 8:32:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws‘ impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the audience into fearing something that for so much of the film’s...
  • Celtic Woman - O America

    07/04/2015 7:43:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/11/11
    A wonderful tribute to America recorded by this group from Ireland. Written by Brendan Graham and William Joseph. If there is a more talented group of female singers on the face of the earth
  • SiriusXM settles lawsuit on royalties for songs made before ’72

    07/04/2015 6:25:17 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 63 replies
    New York Times via SF Gate ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2015 | no byline
    For the past two years, the music industry has been watching a series of lawsuits centered on an obscure aspect of copyright law: whether the performers on older recordings should get royalties when their songs are played on digital radio services. One of those lawsuits was settled Friday when SiriusXM, the satellite radio provider, announced it would pay $210 million to the major record companies over its broadcasting of songs made before 1972. ...two years ago members of the 1960s band the Turtles, whose hits included “Happy Together” sued Sirius in three federal courts, saying their songs before 1972 were...
  • Ray Charles - America,The Beautiful (LIVE) HD

    07/04/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | YouTube
    Ray Charles Sings "America The Beautiful", Happy 239th Birthday America!
  • The most patriotic rock song ever.

    07/04/2015 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | fREEX
    The most patriotic rock song ever? Happy Independence Day! http://youtu.be/7DxiluEqB7U By freexband.com
  • Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA

    07/04/2015 10:00:03 AM PDT · by illiac · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/4/15 | Lee Greenwood
    Enjoy! Thanks for being MY country!!!
  • Condoleezza Rice, Jenny Oaks Baker perform Amazing Grace to benefit Wounded Warriors

    07/04/2015 9:30:44 AM PDT · by WillyBA · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/3/2015 | William
    Former U.S. secretary of state and accomplished pianist Condoleezza Rice teamed up with Grammy-nominated concert violinist Jenny Oaks Baker to perform a wonderful rendition of Amazing Grace. Proceeds from the download at iTunes go to the Wounded Warriors Project:
  • Amazing Grace - Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oaks Baker

    07/03/2015 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/02/15 | Family Share
    Download “Amazing Grace” by Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker on iTunes: http://apple.co/1LElsTB All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. Music video by Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker “Amazing Grace”. (C) 2015 Shadow Mountain Records.
  • Movie: Inside Out

    Anyone seen the new Pixar movie Inside Out? What did you think? Something for 12yr olds? Would older adults like it?
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple’s worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Venture Beats ^ | July 2, 2015 | by Chris O'Brien
    Above: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Image Credit: Universal After mounting a campaign earlier this year to burnish the legend of Steve Jobs, Apple insiders will likely be tearing out what’s left of their hair when a new biopic is released in October.The first official trailer released yesterday for Steve Jobs depicts the legend in full jerk mode. Humiliating employees, alienating cofounder Steve Wozniak, and denying paternity of his daughter, Lisa.Starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Wozniak, every frame of the two-minute trailer shows us an arrogant, smug Jobs.The portrayal shouldn’t be surprising given that the script was written by Aaron Sorkin and...
  • Donald Trump's Miss USA Saved by Reelz After Getting Dropped by Univision and NBC

    07/02/2015 8:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Ace Showbiz ^ | 07/02/2015
    Miss USA pageant is rescued by Reelz. The annual beauty competition which is held by Miss Universe organization partly owned by Donald Trump was previously dropped by Univision and then NBC after the real estate tycoon made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. "The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition," says Reelz's CEO Stan E. Hubbard in a statement. "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided...
  • This day in history - Recording of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 from 1944

    07/02/2015 8:19:03 AM PDT · by nwrep · 10 replies
    Berlin Philharmonic ^ | July 2, 1944 | nwrep
    Legendary German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler directs the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in this great interpretation of Mozart's wonderful Symphony No. 39. Recorded in Berlin, July 2, 1944.
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Nonsense and Insensibility

    07/02/2015 4:31:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    Terminator Genisys” tries to squeeze blood from a corpse, and the ghastliness isn’t confined to its star. At least Arnold Schwarzenegger has clearly been assigned the task of comic relief as the guardian robot who is now called Pops by the heroine he was sent from the future to guard. The whole thing is moribund, notwithstanding vast spasms of action gibberish, and despite the intricacies of good and bad outcomes that have been plotted on alternate timelines. On an alternate line with a better outcome, this movie, which was directed by Alan Taylor, would never have been produced. Yet here...
  • iOS 8.4 to be released 8 AM PT on Tuesday, iTunes Match song limit will increase to 100,000 in iOS 9

    06/29/2015 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | June 28, 2015 | by Benjamin Mayo
    Apple directors have been somewhat talkative over the weekend about the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. He reminisces on the history of digital music and radio saying that seeing Apple Music on stage at WWDC ‘it was hard not to feel like the last 20+ years was leading to this day’.Interestingly, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10...
  • "Welcome to The Crazy Years" - a conservative hard-rock protest song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    06/29/2015 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 6/29/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I wrote this song about the events of the past few days. I could have been less polite. (With greatest respect, Robert A. Heinlein didn't know the half of it.) I write and record my music under the stage name "Hopalong Ginsberg." I considered using "Caitlynn Jenner," but I got a cease-and-desist letter from some geriatric tranny. For a free MP3 download of "Welcome to The Crazy Years," click here or click here.
  • Has anyone seen the "Max the Dog" movie yet and if so what did you think?

    06/29/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    29 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering if it worth my time/money to go see it?
  • Yacht Rock

    06/28/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 67 replies
    The term "Yacht Rock" did not exist during the time when Yacht Rock was at its peak (roughly 1976-1984). I believe the term came into common usage when, in the late 2000s, an obscure TV show of that same name celebrated that era in "mockumentary" fashion. Yet Yacht Rock is a perfect description of the smooth, polished pop songs that came out of recording studios during that era by artists like Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Little River Band, and Boz Scaggs, just to name a few. When listening to this music, one can almost picture oneself plying the...
  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 11:22:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | June 28, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. EDT | Evan Minsker
    Chris Squire—the bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes—died last night following his battle with leukemia, according to a statement from the band. Since he started the group with Jon Anderson in 1968 until he was diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia in 2015, Squire was the only constant member of the group. He was 67. Squire grew up in central London, where, in 1964, he was suspended from school for having long hair. He played in a few bands in the 1960s, including the Selfs, the Syn, and Mabel Greer's Toyshop. It was through that last band that he met...
  • James Gang

    06/28/2015 8:39:09 AM PDT · by fella · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | early 70's | Vanity
    The James Gang of the 70's had some very presaging songs about what the socio-politics of their day would progress into in our time. Thanks Madness Kick Back Man And The Bomber: Closet Queen/Bolero
  • Grateful Dead goodbye starts with parking lot busts, serious stage jams

    06/28/2015 8:02:31 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 at 6:32 AM | Geoff Edgers
    The undercover cops didn’t help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldn’t talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown – pins and t-shirts – and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerry’s face. Ouch... Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart won’t...
  • CNN Films presents: Glen Campbell - I'll Be Me documentary [tonight 9PM)

    06/28/2015 5:43:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 6-28-15 | cnn
    A beautiful, funny, inspiring film about music superstar Glen Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's disease before and throughout his sold-out "Goodbye Tour."
  • Smells like middle-aged spirit - boom in big outdoor music festivals may not be sustainable

    06/27/2015 10:12:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 27th 2015 | no byline - The live music industry
    TO JUDGE by the crowds making their way to Glastonbury Festival on June 24th, it is a good time to be in the music industry. This week nearly 200,000 revellers set up camp across several fields in Somerset, where the festival has been held nearly every year since it first started as a small, hippyish event in 1970. Now hundreds of live bands and DJs will perform on 90 stages over five days. Each punter pays Ł225 ($353) for the experience, which, thanks to the damp British weather, tends to be a muddy one. Glastonbury is perhaps the most striking...
  • The FRiday Night Movie (double feature) - Session Man (1991)

    06/26/2015 8:17:13 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A double feature tonight. McQueen (James Remar) is a gifted guitarist who never quite got the big break, and works gig-to-gig as a session man. All that might change, though, when he gets a last minute call to work with a hot band with some major internal problems... 1991 Oscar winner for Best Short Film.
  • [Chicago] 1 Million Expected For This Weekend’s Pride Parade

    06/26/2015 5:22:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (CBS) – About 1 million people are estimated to line the four-mile Pride Parade route through Lake View and Uptown this weekend. Organizer Richard Pfeiffer in part responsible for keeping the parade safe. To help accomplish that, there will be “several hundred” police officers along the route, not to mention 90 off-duty officers, Pfeifer says.
  • Michael Jackson sighted moonwalking in the clouds over Goochland County, Va.

    06/26/2015 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-26-2015 | Kevin Ambrose
    The likeness of Michael Jackson was spotted in the clouds over central Virginia earlier this week, moon-walking through a thunderstorm. The photo went viral in the local news circuit and on social media — or at least as viral as a cloud story can go. You can see him in the top center of the photo above, taken in Goochland County, Va., on Tuesday by John Plashal. It’s a bit of a stretch, but I suppose it’s feasible that the King of Pop, with his quintessential black pants + white shirt combo is visible without much of a head or left...
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)

    06/26/2015 6:21:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    The Band, Youtube ^ | Robertson, Robbie.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM&list=RDjREUrbGGrgM#t=48 Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train 'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again. In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive. By May the 10th, Richmond had fell. It's a time I remember, oh so well. The night they drove old Dixie down And all the bells were ringing, The night they drove old Dixie down And all the people were singing They went, "Na,na,na.na, Na na na na na na na na na.'' Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me,...
  • These 5 Trans Models Are Changing the Face of Fashion

    06/25/2015 10:38:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Timothy Mitchell
    Caitlyn Jenner may have snagged that Vanity Fair cover, but she’s not the only photogenic trans woman making moves and shaking up the game. Despite the ever-present specter of tokenism, openly transgender models have in the past few years forged an important presence in fashion — on top runways, in glossy editorials and even in high-profile campaigns. There’s still a long way to go, but as a toast to progress and Pride month (celebrated internationally in June), here are five barrier-smashing stunners who represent a good start.
  • Michael Jackson's estate 'has made $2 BILLION since his death'

    06/25/2015 5:34:25 PM PDT · by dennisw · 30 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 June 2015 | Heidi Parker
    Michael Jackson's estate 'has made $2 BILLION since his death' it was revealed on the six year anniversary of his passing at age 50 The King Of Pop was 50-years-old when he died June 2009 His estate was bankrupt at the time but has since made $2 billion The money comes from his movie This Is It, the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR by Cirque du Soleil and album sales When Michael Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50, his estate was bankrupt. But in the six years since his passing, a fortune has been made under...
  • Air - Johann Sebastian Bach (vanity)

    06/25/2015 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The "Air" by Johann Sebastian Bach from the 3rd Suite for Orchestra (D major; BWV 1068)
  • Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources

    06/24/2015 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | June 23, 2015 11:27 PM EDT | By Shirley Halperin and Lars Brandle
    Beggars comprises the labels 4AD, XL, Matador and Rough Trade and has had a hand in the careers of Adele, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, among others; Merlin represents 20,000 labels and distributors worldwide. Apple Music, the hardware giant's soon-to-launch streaming service, has landed an eleventh-hour coup, striking deals with the independents’ digital rights organization Merlin and with Martin Mills’ indie powerhouse Beggars Group, sources tell Billboard. Label group PIAS has also announced it has signed on. In a letter sent to Merlin members, CEO Charles Caldas writes, "I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to...
  • Nina Simone Documentarian Reveals Singer's Shockingly Violent Temper

    06/24/2015 2:18:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/24/2015 | Chris Gardner
    Netflix's first commissioned doc paints a complex portrait of the legendary singer and her daughter. Filmmaker Liz Garbus: "I don't know how many of us could reveal [abuse] and not ask for editorial control."A version of this story first appeared in the July 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Director Liz Garbus paints a balanced portrait of the legendary Nina Simone in Netflix's first commissioned documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, including the emotional account from the singer's only daughter, Lisa, detailing the intense physical abuse she suffered at the hands of...
  • "Family Business" - a VERY demented, somewhat NSFW country song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    06/24/2015 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 6/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This song is not suitable for younger or more sensitive listeners. Or anyone else, really. To clear up any confusion, I write and record my music under the pen name "Hopalong Ginsberg." To create more confusion, 1-2-3 GoAt MiLk @#$%^!&#$%^ (((:{>-<--< spoOoOoOOOOooooon!For a free MP3 download of "Family Business," click here or here.
  • Tidal CEO Bails on Fledgling Streaming Service

    06/23/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tue, Jun 23, 2015 | Matt Saincom
    Peter Tonstad, Tidal's interim CEO, who replaced Andy Chen in April, has resigned from his position at the streaming music service, according to Bloomberg Business. Tidal, owned by Jay Z and a bunch of his mega-rich musician friends, promises high-fidelity streaming, exclusives, and higher royalties for artists (combating a common complaint lodged against other streaming services). But those marketing points haven't been enough to help the struggling company acquire nearly as many users as cheaper streaming services like Spotify. Tidal released a brief statement to Bloomberg saying, “Current executives in New York and Oslo will continue to lead our rapidly...
  • Louis Armstrong plays Dixie

    06/23/2015 7:21:32 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 20th Century America | Louis Armstrong
    Youtube video - click to listen
  • Dick Van Patten 'Eight Is Enough' Star Dies at 86

    06/23/2015 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 23 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show "Eight Is Enough," died Tuesday morning in Santa Monica. Van Patten's rep released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I am sorry to report this sad news. His family will not be doing any press at this time." He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/23/dick-van-patten-dead-eight-is-enough-dies/#ixzz3dvWcoe3z
  • A Lil Wayne Show Was Canceled When His Entourage Refused To Be Searched

    06/23/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    UPROXX.com ^ | 6/23/15 | Ryan O'Connell &bullet
    At a recent stop in Minneapolis, Lil Wayne had no problems getting through club security, but his entourage was another story… specifically, a story about a group of dudes who flat-out refused to be searched. The show ended up being cancelled, with the venue simply saying that “members of his (Lil Wayne) entourage refused to take part in the Venue’s standard safety procedures” in a Facebook post.
  • Helping tinnitus sufferers is just the start for Neuromod Devices

    06/23/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.irishtimes.com ^ | Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 01:25 | Olive Keogh
    An Irish start-up has created a completely new approach to the treatment of tinnitus, which uses technology Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term is tinnitus and it can completely disrupt people’s lives making it impossible for them to work, sleep, socialise or concentrate on simple tasks. There is no known cure. However, a new product from Irish technology start-up, Neuromod Devices, looks set to revolutionise its treatment. The product is called Mutebutton...
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel passes away at age 53 (professional wrestler)

    06/22/2015 8:48:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dave Meltzer
    William Ansor, who was once on the verge of becoming one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-80s as "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, passed away Monday at the age of 53.
  • Fallout from Taylor Swift's Letter: Apple's Eddy Cue Answers 9 Burning Questions

    06/22/2015 7:54:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 57 replies
    Billboard ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Shirley Halperin
    There's no more bad blood between Apple and Taylor Swift. After the singer took the hardware giant to task in an open letter, for deal terms specifying that no labels would be paid during a user's free 90-day-trial of Apple Music, the company backed down and changed course, telling Billboard Swift's words hit home.How long had they been contemplating the concession and will Apple, a company currently valued at $700 billion, eat the cost at its own expense? Those were just a couple of the questions we had for Apple senior vice president of internet services and software Eddy Cue.Apple...
  • Gunther Schuller Dies at 89; Composer Synthesized Classical and Jazz

    06/22/2015 8:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Allan Kozinn
    Gunther Schuller, a composer, conductor, author and teacher who coined the term Third Stream to describe music that drew on the forms and resources of both classical and jazz, and who was its most important composer, died on Sunday in Boston. He was 89.
  • Ultimate Classic Rock Got It All Wrong: Here’s a True Ranking of the Beatles’ Albums

    06/22/2015 7:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | Chris Queen
    The folks over at Ultimate Classic Rock published their ranking of the Beatles’ albums a couple of weeks ago. God bless them, they tried, but they got it all wrong. So I’m here to set them straight with my ranking. Enjoy!13. Yellow Submarine (1969) #13 on UCR‘s listYellow Submarine is really only half a Beatles album — the other side is George Martin’s score for the lackluster animated film. Even the half that belongs to the Fab Four contains only four original songs joined by two tunes that appeared earlier. The Yellow Submarine soundtrack really only has value to hardcore...
  • Apple Reverses Royalties Policy After Taylor Swift Criticism (Cupoertino hot shots cave)

    06/22/2015 6:02:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    msn.com ^ | 6 22 15
    Well, that was a “Swift” response. Less than 24 hours after chart-topping singer Taylor Swift criticized Apple for not paying royalties to artists during the three-month free-trial period for its new Apple Music service, the company’s chief content czar signaled the policy has been reversed via Twitter. “Apple will always make sure that artist are paid,” tweeted Apple’s Eddy Cue on Sunday night in a series of three tweets that called out Swift. Cue’s response may have headed off what could have been a bruising battle for Apple during a crucial period in which Apple Music is attempting to compete...
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/21/2015 1:57:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Macleans ^ | June 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...