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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Unconquered"(1947)

    04/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Open Letter to SFF fans

    04/26/2015 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Salgak · 3 replies
    Unknown | 4/26/2014 | Unknown
    And all members of Worldcon get the Hugo Voters package, soft copies of the nominated works. Read them, and make your own decisions on the best SF and Fantasy of 2014. https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php
  • Curtis Mayfield Estate Gears Up for Soul Icon's 60th Anniversary

    04/25/2015 11:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Billbpoard ^ | Gail Mitchell
    The man behind such classics as "Keep on Pushing" and "Superfly" will be the focus of upcoming projects, including new recordings, DVDs & memorabilia. Curtis Mayfield’s storied music career will mark its 60th anniversary next year. To celebrate the occasion -- and Mayfield’s still influential legacy -- the late soul icon’s estate is ramping up multiple projects. The slate includes a website, new recordings, merchandise, DVDs and a documentary. “It’s taken some time to put things in order,” says Altheida Mayfield, Mayfield's widow. “Now it’s time to celebrate and re-evaluate his legacy; to let him touch people’s hearts again. But...
  • Doctors Detail Long-Lasting Lip And Facial Damage From Trying Kylie Jenner Challenge

    04/25/2015 4:59:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 4/23/2014
    The Kylie Jenner Challenge has taken the internet by storm, and it is causing a lot of problems for so many people. Not only are those taking the challenge ending up with swollen lips and weird looks, but doctors now warn that the challenge can have long-lasting damage, which could bring about permanent scarring. The newest trend on social media is the Kylie Jenner Challenge in which teens are hoping to get big and luscious lips like the reality television star. Unfortunately, they are not getting the look they desired and are putting themselves at risk, per USA Today. In...
  • Annoying TENA adlult diaper ad undergoes revisions..Did anyone else notice?

    04/25/2015 11:48:35 AM PDT · by BRK · 26 replies
    vanity | BRK
    Did anyone else notice that the sound track on the annoying TENA ad was recently changed? The singing in the car was dramatically toned down and the horrendous cackling laugh in the movie theatre was removed.
  • Music Library Software Help

    04/25/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by jstaff · 19 replies
    I need some advice. I have a rather large collection of vinyl records that I plan to record to an external computer hard drive. The record player that I have uses i-tunes to process each cut onto the computer. Does anyone on here have any experience with this that could maybe recommend a different/better idea to handle saving everything on to the hard drive. I am looking for flexibility in moving the finished product between computers. This is going to be a pretty long-term project, what with cigar and bourbon breaks, and I want to get it as near right...
  • Interesting Question: At What Point Do People Have Their “Musical Midlife Crisis”?

    04/24/2015 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 147 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | April 24, 2015 | Alan Cross
    For all of us, we have a musical sweet spot in our lives. It happens roughly between the ages of 14 and 24, from the time we enter high school to the time life begins to intrude with its demands of jobs, mortgages and families. During that period, almost nothing is more important to us than music. It not only becomes a personal obsession but something we use to proclaim our identity to the rest of the world. But after about 24, we just don’t have the time (and often the interest) to indulge in our musical passions as much...
  • Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein - Track Story

    04/24/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jean-Michel Jarre
    Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein "Conquistador" is a new track from Jean-Michel Jarre's forthcoming album. Available exclusively on Beatport. Order it now: https://pro.beatport.com/release/conq... http://jeanmicheljarre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre https://instagram.com/jeanmicheljarre/ This video contains excerpts from Gesaffelstein's video clips, 'PURSUIT' and 'HATE OR GLORY' directed by Fleur & Manu (directors for Division Paris / Les Télécréateurs)
  • FULL ALBUM - Ultimate Electronic Music (Truncated title)

    04/24/2015 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2013 | Arnaud van Beek
    Composed and Produced by Arnaud van Beek © 2013 AVB Music Productions. All rights reserved. http://www.avb-musicproductions.com The UEM is influenced by all known electronic musicians like Kitaro, Vangelis, Kraftwerk. Powerfull synthesizer music. You here the songs in the following order: UEM 3.0 (JMJ 3.0) 0:00 UEM 9.0 (Friendship) 5:34 UEM 2.0 (Desire for Life) 11:32 UEM 7.0 (Alive) 18:27 UEM 4.0 (Oxygene 4 Ultimate) 23:50 UEM 5.0 (Earth) 28:25 UEM 6.0 (Heavens Music) 32:54 UEM 8.0 (I am Free) 39:12 UEM 1.0 (Energy 2008) 44:50 UEM 10.0 (Mash Dance) 49:35
  • "Demonicide" - a Thrash Metal song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    04/24/2015 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Welcome to my song "Demonicide." This is my first attempt at thrash metal, and while I know that the lyrics are supposed to be shocking, I fear that these lyrics may shock even the most hardened fan. You've been warned.A few notes about the song: 1. I write and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. If youse has ta ask why, youse ain't never gonna unnerstan'. 2. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded here or here. If you click here I cannot be held responsible. 3.
  • Skirts on Fox News Programming (vanity)

    04/23/2015 10:04:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 164 replies
    Vanity | 4-23-15 | self
    Can the skirts get any shorter on Fox news? (the men needn't answer) What happened to the days when a lady crossed her legs discretly at the ankles? Are high stools necessary to report the news? (Fox & Friends First, Megyn Kelly) Is Roger Ailes in charge of skirt check? All of the skirts seem to be the same length. They don't come that way from the store. Today on "Outnumbered" you could see to the bottom of the hips on all of the panelists when they were seated. Note I said "hips", not the other word. Dana Perino from...
  • 79 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Arkansas

    04/22/2015 3:49:24 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    the boot ^ | 4-22-15 | Gayle Thompson
    Happy birthday, Glen Campbell! The singer was born on this day, April 22, in 1936. Campbell was born the seventh of 12 children to John Campbell, a sharecropper, and his wife Carrie. After his uncle, known as “Boo,” taught Campbell to play the guitar as a child, the future star relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., as a teenager, to play in his uncle’s band. In 1958, Campbell formed his own band, the Western Wranglers, and in 1960, he relocated to Los Angeles to become a session musician. Campbell’s debut album, Big Bluegrass Special, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records, but...
  • Country Music Awards

    04/19/2015 8:16:21 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 30 replies
    Country music awards
  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Rare Breed" (1966)

    04/19/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Andrew V. McLagen

    04/18/2015 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    horrorreport.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Horror Reporter
    Art Bell and Keith Rowland have made it official: There will be July fireworks in 2015 .. the talk show legend is going to go his own way.. A podcasting style as opposed to the terrestrial or even satellite radio he did previously. This time he is greeting the 21st century with open arms, working out private deals to play music, hoping that fans sign up in big numbers to help his return, and beaming himself to every smart phone that wants him. The show will be called MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.
  • Will FOX Pull the Plug on American Idol?

    04/18/2015 5:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Idol ratings hit a series low last week, dropping to a 1.4 in the desirable 18-49 demographic. Even when head to head competition with The Voice was no longer a threat (the rival show aired a special results show at 8 pm) the numbers stayed flat this week. Once the highly rated FOX show, Empire left the Wednesday night lineup, the show began to falter. The Wrap notes, however, that Idol is still ahead of the final season of the cancelled X Factor. Heading into this week the two regular editions of “Idol” were averaging a combined 2.9 rating...
  • 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Leaks on YouTube

    04/18/2015 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    The trailer was taken down minutes after being leaked on multiple sites. A trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked online on Thursday before being taken down minutes later. A YouTube user uploaded the handheld camera or camera phone capture of the trailer, which has Portuguese subtitles.
  • 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 · 31 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 · 39 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 · 25 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 · 30 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...

    04/15/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 5 replies
  • 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

    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 · 137 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...