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  • Texas Rising

    05/26/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 42 replies
    Anyone watching the miniseries on History Channel? I missed part 1. Watching second. Not that great but I haven't changed the channel yet.
  • “I'm Lonely Without You” Jack Hylton's Kit Cat Club Band (1926) British dance band

    05/25/2015 11:01:58 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1926 | Jack Hylton
    Jack Hylton's Kit-Cat Club Band plays “I'm Lonely Without You” on HMV B 5101, recorded on May 27, 1926. The song is by Bud Green and Harry Warren.
  • Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster with a Napoleon complex'

    05/25/2015 3:35:19 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 25, 2015 |
    Art Garfunkel has stunned fans by revealing he only became friends with longtime partner Paul Simon, because he felt sorry for him. In one of his most candid interviews, the Bright Eyes singer tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph he initially quit Simon & Garfunkel and turned his back on showbusiness to become a teacher because he could no longer work with his sidekick Simon. He says, "I don'€™t want to say any anti Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead. Crazy... (But) he was getting on my nerves. The...
  • Texas Tenors ask God's Blessing

    05/25/2015 4:42:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | The Texas Tenors
    Link only
  • Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    05/24/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Jeff Karoub
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s — what he once described as "the beginning...
  • Pac-Man’s 35th anniversary – Memories and a New Mobile Game

    05/24/2015 4:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    TechnoBuffalo ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | RON DUWELL
    This past week marked the 35th anniversary of gaming’s first international superstar, Pac-Man. The arcade cabinet hit the Japanese gaming scene on May 22, 1980, and it dominated the American market later that year in October. True, Americans had Pong by that point in history, and Japan was overrun by Space Invaders. However, Pac-Man was the first mascot both countries could share, leading to an incredible entertainment alliance which led to 35 years of excellence. Everything from Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy to Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid, all because some pizza faced weirdo chomped down on blue ghosts....
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 66 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Tom Sawyer"(1930)

    05/24/2015 11:46:42 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1930 | John Cromwell
  • My Pals The Mongols

    05/23/2015 12:38:43 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 17 replies
    Various Life Experiences | 5/23/2015 | blueunicorn6
    THE FOLLOWING IS BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS...... I have been on vacation, or as they say in England, "Drinking A Lot". I spent a day in The City Of Lights which is, of course, Spokane, Washington. It was their annual Lilac Day Festival where they celebrate, well, Lilacs. They have a parade and a car show and lots of fragrant bums, no, Lilacs. The bums are more pungent than fragrant. The parade was quite enjoyable. They had at least 150 Rodeo Queens riding their horses in the parade. Every small town around Spokane must have a rodeo and by logic,...
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
  • "Nimue" - an Arthurian Heavy Metal Song, by Yours Truly

    05/22/2015 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 5/22/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Having conquered the genre of Jewish heavy metal, I now move on to Arthurian heavy metal, and I'm not talking about plate armo(u)r. For those of you not familiar with my work (i.e., the entire world minus maybe a dozen people), for the moment I write music under the name Hopalong Ginsberg. In the future I hope to write it under a cute redhead. If you'd like a free MP3 download of Nimue, click here or here. Click here if you're suffering from a cute deficiency.[Thanks to martin_fierro for the gif!]
  • Meet Brooklyn, the 13-Year-Old With the Golden Voice

    05/22/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KCBD ^ | 5/19 | Taylor Langston
    She's known as the 13-year-old with the golden voice. Brooklyn Golden has a gift, one that makes her different than most teens. It's a product of hard work and part natural ability, Brooklyn is turning heads and dropping jaws. Brooklyn's story starts with a song. "At the Cactus Theater where I take voice lessons they have a parent night where you sing with your parents. Mom gets nervous so Dad said he would sing the auctioneer song with me." The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke was a chart topper in the '50s, depicting a young boy with a big dream....
  • Elvis Presley - Miracle Of The Rosary

    05/22/2015 2:37:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    Miracle Of The Rosary....recorded by Elvis on Saturday, 15 May 1971 - RCA's Studio B - Nashville Written by: Denson. Originally recorded by Lee Denson in 1960 Lyrics: Oh blessed mother we pray to thee Thanks for the miracle of your rosary Only you can hold back Your holy son's hand Long enough for the whole world to understand Hail, Mary full of grace The Lord is with thee Blessed are thou among women And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Oh holy Mary dear mother of God Please pray for us sinners Now and at the hour...
  • 30 Years Ago in Film - First Blood Part II (Rambo) and Roger Moore's Last as Bond - A View To A Kill

    05/21/2015 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    May 22, 1985 - Thirty Years ago, One of the Best summer movies started with the priemere of two movies - Rambo: First Blood Part II and Roger Moore's last as James Bond "A View to A Kill". The Bond series has been going down hill with the exception of The Living Daylights. Rambo First Blood would produce two sequels, one in 1988 and one in 2008.
  • Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans

    05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Althoff
    Uses his stardom to ‘do a little more’ Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans — what he called “vets nights” — in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam. Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to America’s heroes. “I...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    05/19/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Has to be watched..BTW have a tissue ready
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia

    05/18/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    Broadstreet Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | David M Perkins
    On May 18, 1891, a lovely spring day, at 3 o’clock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrived in Philadelphia without fanfare. There was to be a concert of his music that evening, the last he would conduct in the United States. The dervish tour had begun on April 26 in New York City, where he had been invited by Walter Damrosch, director of the New York Symphony for the grand opening of what was then called “Music Hall” (later to be formally designated as Carnegie Hall). That invitation was supported by no less a luminary than Andrew Carnegie himself. In New York,...
  • ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trounces Its Competition

    05/17/2015 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    “Pitch Perfect 2” stopped the show at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $70.3 million in first place. That debut is about $5 million more than the entire domestic gross of the original film, and more than double the sequel’s $29 million budget. Heading into the weekend, analysts expected the sequel to premiere in the $40 million range. But not much about the “Pitch Perfect” franchise has made sense by traditional Hollywood rules. The original film, an acerbic comedy set in the low-stakes world of collegiate a capella singing, opened in September 2012—hardly a time of year known...
  • Ok this may sound dumb, and I do on occasion...

    05/17/2015 12:55:38 PM PDT · by waterhill · 32 replies
    today | me
    Michael Berry. I only get to listen to up here in DFW on Saturdays: He was playing the best theme songs for westerns (movies and tv shows). He played a long version of Ecstasy of Gold from Good,Bad, and Ugly. It took a long while to build up to the diva, I cannot find it on anything on the net. Just wondering if there is a CD available. It was longer than what I have found on the net. It is stuck in my head like an arrow, I dislike mysteries. Help me.
  • "The Kinkajou" Knickerbockers (Ben Selvin ensemble) Johnny Marvin (1927) [From "Rio Rita"]

    05/17/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1927 | Ben Selvin
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Tales of Manhattan"(1942)

    05/17/2015 11:26:40 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Julien Duvivier
  • Amy Winehouse documentary premieres at Cannes, shows fame’s dark side

    05/17/2015 10:19:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Celebrity-worshipping Cannes got a sobering reminder of fame's dark side Saturday with "Amy," a powerful documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse. ... Winehouse was a global celebrity when she died in July 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27. The sense that the singer foresaw her fate lends extra poignancy to the film, which is getting its world premiere at a Cannes midnight screening. ... Kapadia, who made the acclaimed documentary "Senna" about Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna - another star who died young - interviewed 80 of Winehouse's friends, family and collaborators for the film, layering their...
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80’s world gone by…

    05/16/2015 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Debbie Harry of Blondie [1st crossover new wave to hip-hop artist with “Rapture”-remember!]
  • New Mad Max movie a feminist/liberal screed? [vanity]

    05/15/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/15/2015 | me
    You might want to hold onto your money until you read some reviews. I am reading internet scuttlebutt that the new Mad Max movie is a feminist movie disguised as an action flick. Information is still sketchy as the movie has not yet been released. One DUmmie saw a full screening and posted how delighted he/she was that the movie was feminist as well as blamed men and the 1% for the collapse of society. (I won't post the link but you can find it easily enough. It is a newer post.) I read elsewhere that the director or producer...
  • Sir Roger Moore wins damages over 'grope' claim

    05/14/2015 6:45:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    The actor Sir Roger Moore has accepted undisclosed libel damages over claims that he groped a woman while shooting James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. The 87-year-old also received an apology and his legal costs over a story that appeared in the Daily Mail and on Mail Online in October 2014.
  • Lena Dunham Politicizes Mother’s Day with Pro Abortion Message

    05/14/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 May 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, and Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day paying tribute to the special women in their lives, Lena Dunham observed the holiday by asking others to join her in protecting abortion rights on social media. The star and creator of the HBO series Girls has been a vocal proponent for abortion throughout her career, and as the aforementioned stars were paying homage to the ladies who gave them life Sunday, Dunham was reminding her two million Twitter followers she believes life should be given strictly by choice. She tweeted:
  • James Taylor is backing Hillary for president

    05/14/2015 10:50:18 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies ^ | 5/14/15 | Ap
    James Taylor is backing Hillary for president By Associated Press Barack Obama supporter James Taylor doesn’t just think the U.S. president is great — he believes Obama is the greatest of all-time. “I’ve been watching politics since (Dwight) Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and Obama is my favorite, favorite president,” Taylor said in an interview Wednesday. “I am just thankful for every day that he’s in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know.”
  • Boomer Anthems: "Sympathy for the Devil"

    05/13/2015 9:46:15 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    American Digest ^ | May 13, 2015 3:11 PM | Gerard Van der Leun
    Sympathy for the Devil in all its variations represents the Boomers acme and epitaph. [Embedded Video: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Live) - OFFICIAL ] I last saw the Stones perform this at Altamont, where it was accompanied by pool cue bludgeoning and a lethal stabbing. I sort of last my taste for it after that concert, but I check in on variations from the Stones' endless tours from time to time. More and more the penultimate line, "Just as every cop is a criminal / And all the sinners saints" seems to be prophetic of this...
  • Stillwater Concert Choir singing in hotel pool

    05/13/2015 12:56:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | april 28, 2015
    The Stillwater Concert Choir breaks out into song at a hotel pool. The acoustics were perfect for them to sing F. Melius Christiansen's "O Day Full of Grace."
  • Looking for musicians to start a fun Oldies band. (Vanity)

    05/11/2015 10:16:52 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 7 replies
    5/11/15 | A Navy Vet
    I live in South Orange County, CA and since my health is getting better, I'm looking for older musicians who would enjoy starting an Oldies band just for fun. No big ideas for large play dates, but those who love those songs and can come over to my house to play, we will have fun and take it from there. Who knows could develop?
  • Pray For Miley Cyrus

    05/08/2015 7:19:06 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 59 replies
    I am going to pray for Miley Cyrus's salvation every day, until she comes to know Jesus as Lord and Savior of her life. As a Christian, I am grieved in my heart and compelled to pray and intercede for Miley Cyrus. She is lost--ever sliding deeper into a flaming pit of mental illness, demonic activity and depravity. We all know by news reports what Miley is saying and doing, which leads many to hate and wish for her destruction. Some even laugh at her unbelievable, filthy expliots. But I know the Lord Jesus is saying, "Pray for her; intercede...
  • Famed Texas Fiddler Johnny Gimble Dies at 89

    05/11/2015 11:51:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 09 May 2015
    Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, who gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard to Carrie Underwood, has died. He was 89. His daughter, Cyndy, said Gimble died Saturday morning near his home in Dripping Springs, near Austin, “finally rid of the complications from several strokes over the past few years.”
  • Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

    05/11/2015 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 10:32 AM EDT | David Bauder
    Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The network announced Monday that “American Idol” will go off the air after its 15th season next spring. The cast from the past seasons, with Ryan Seacrest as host and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as judges, will return for a season-long celebration of the show’s history. “American Idol” faded over the past few years, eclipsed in the music competition genre it pioneered by “The Voice”...
  • The Rabbi of Rap, aka The Jewish Madonna, Releases New Music Video

    05/10/2015 8:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu, May 7, 2015 | Matt Saincome
    Noemi Zeigler Sanchez (stage name Madeline Minx) has released a new music video with her real-life Laney College media students titled “Rabbi of Rap.” The plot is a tired cliché about urban youth rejecting negative stereotypes and focusing on schoolwork instead. “The Jewish Madonna” (yup, that’s what they call her) hands out books with yin and yang, peace, and various other symbols you could find on one of those coexist bumper stickers painted on their covers as the kids echo the phrase, “Put your guns down, lift your books up, rise up!” Basically, the whole video is like a giant...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Man From The Diner's Club"(1963)

    03/22/2015 11:14:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1963 | Frank Tashlin
  • Courtney Love Owes Psychiatrist $48K

    05/10/2015 2:08:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    Maybe Courtney Love needs counseling — on how to pay her bills. A Soho shrink says the grunge singer-turned-actress owes him $48,250 for sessions, according to Manhattan Supreme Court papers filed last week. Dr. Edward Ratush bills himself an “addiction psychiatrist” who deals with “opiate dependence and treatment-resistant depression.”
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Please Don't Eat The Daisies"(1960)

    05/10/2015 11:17:10 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1960 | Charles Walters
  • Ida Red - Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Telescription 1951 (video link)

    05/09/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Video LinkAnother rendition
  • Christian Singer Amy Grant Partners With Pro-Abortion Gates Foundation

    05/09/2015 5:30:41 AM PDT · by GailA · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/6/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Popular Christian singer Amy Grant is pro-life on the issue of abortion, but she recently announced she is teaming up with one of the most pro-abortion foundations that shuttled millions towards abortions and abortion businesses. In an opinion column on Fox News’ web site, Grant announced she is partnering with the Gates Foundation to push birth control and contraception in impoverished nations. Grant said she hosted pro-abortion Melinda Gates recently at a Christian event in Nashville, Tennessee to discuss their partnership.
  • Tyler, the Creator’s Attempt to Subvert Neo-Nazi Propaganda for Gay Rights Is Admirable But Naïve

    05/08/2015 2:42:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/8 | Dee Lockett
    Nice try. Tyler, the Creator's career has been fraught with controversy over his problematic lyrics. He's been accused of negligently tossing around rape jokes, casually using homophobic slurs, and, as one writer summed it up, "inciting hatred." In the past, Tyler has defended his use of the other F-word, telling NME in 2011, "I’m not homophobic. I just think '******' hits and hurts people. It hits. And 'gay' just means you’re stupid. I don't know, we don’t think about it, we're just kids." Tyler's 24 now, and he's finding more creative ways to respond to critics. For the spring/summer collection...
  • As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra

    05/08/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 56 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | May 7, 2015
    NEW YORK – Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years. "Of course, I had the old mixed feelings, sadness, etcetera," Shaffer said during an interview in his office behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. "Now I have come around to just being absolutely thankful for such a wonderful...
  • Iran Censors Struggle To Keep Bieber’s Abs Off Instagram

    05/07/2015 11:46:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | May 7, 2015
    Iran’s censors are struggling to keep Justin Bieber’s abs off Instagram. The tattooed pop star’s pouty, shirtless poses have recently reappeared on Iranian smartphones, along with lingerie shots of Kim Kardashian and red carpet photos of Jennifer Lopez. Mahmood Enayat of the London-based research group Small Media said a colleague in Iran confirmed he was able to access the racy images Wednesday. “I am sure he has enjoyed it,” Enayat said in a jokey
  • Gap Band Added to Uptown Funk Songwriter Credits

    05/07/2015 6:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Complete Music Update ^ | Tuesday 5 May 2015
    Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk!’ has itself another five songwriters, which is quite an achievement given it already had six. The new co-credits go to the writers of The Gap Band’s 1979 hit ‘Oops Upside Your Head’, which, well, let’s say it was a big influence on Ronson’s record. Ronson, the track’s singer Bruno Mars, and his co-producers Jeffrey Bhasker and Phillip Lawrence were already sharing songwriting credits on (and royalties from) the track with Nicholas Williams (aka Trinidad James) and producer Devon Gallaspy as a result of the hit sampling the latter duo’s song ‘All Gold Everything’. Added to...
  • Siding with the victims of aggression: Elites acquiesce to Islam [Jeremiah 12]

    05/07/2015 4:03:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/2015 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The notion that a rape victim deserved to be raped because she was wearing a tight outfit lights up all our red lights. This is the case first and foremost because it absolves the rapist of responsibility for his crime. Then too, attempts to blame a rape victim for her victimization infuriate us because they are substantively untrue. If men are more likely to rape women in tight clothing then rape should be all but non-existent in traditional Islamic societies. Yet the opposite is the case. Rape and sexual abuse are endemic to such societies. According to the UN, a...
  • Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Sells for $117,500

    05/07/2015 2:22:13 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 11 replies
    Guitar Player Magazine ^ | Guitar Player staff
    The Gibson Chris Kyle Commemorative Les Paul Standard Special—a.k.a the American Sniper—sold at auction for $117,500 on Tuesday, May 5. The company created the one-off custom guitar and auctioned it to raise funds for U.S. veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Six Curious Facts About Tchaikovsky (175th birthday today)

    05/07/2015 9:48:39 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    CMUSE ^ | 5/7/2015
    With a body of work of 169 compositions, whose genres include symponies, concertos, operas, ballet, chamber music and even a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy, Tchaikovsky composed some of the most popular theatrical music within the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer to acquire a solid reputation and career abroad, to the point that he appeared at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York in 1891. Tchaikovsky studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he received a western-oriented teaching that set him apart from the nationalist Russian composers known as “The Five,” with...
  • Rabbi Tomer and the Priest Singing Hallelujah

    05/05/2015 7:00:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 3, 2015 | Rabbi Tomer
    A priest, a rabbi, and a violinist sing a beautiful song. No punchline.
  • *WARNING OFFENSIVE VIDEO* Avengers: Age of Political Correctness (Parody Video)

    05/05/2015 5:24:35 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies ^ | 05/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There's been outrage over everything lately. Over cartoons, over the Avengers... well how about an Avengers cartoon? Better yet, how about the most politically incorrect cartoon you'll watch this week? What would the world look like if our superheroes had to tow today's lines of political correctness? Oh yes, we went there...
  • What Pop Culture Do You Love But Disagree With?

    05/05/2015 12:45:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    AV Club ^ | 5/1
    This week’s question is from contributor Jesse Hassenger: I went to a couple of shows on Sleater-Kinney’s recent tour, and they played their kick-ass song “Entertain.” When the song came out in 2005, Carrie Brownstein described it as a screed against the empty nostalgia of then-contemporary rock music. As much as I enjoy hearing Brownstein calling out a bunch of flash-in-the-pan buzz bands (and as much as I agree that just because something is catchy doesn’t mean that it’s good), in my heart of hearts I don’t particularly agree with the song’s lament that fun rock music is “just a...