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  • Video: A-ha's 'Take on Me' gets North Korean treatment

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Five North Korean accordion players have breathed new life into A-ha’s classic 1980’s hit ‘Take On Me’ with a video version recorded just two days after they heard the song for the first time. The man behind the video, Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, said the musicians from the hermetically sealed totalitarian state were not previously acquainted with Norway’s foremost pop stars, who scored a massive international hit in 1985 with their breakthrough single. “It didn’t seem like they had heard the song before, but they were extremely effective. They got the CD on Monday afternoon and the clip was recorded...
  • 'It's a Small World' Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

    03/06/2012 6:08:37 AM PST · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 5, 2012 | Sophie A. Schillaci
    Songwriter Robert Sherman, best known for penning the infectious Disney tunes “It’s a Small World After All” and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," died Monday, March 5 in London.
  • John Carter; Disney movie

    03/04/2012 5:16:17 PM PST · by rrebo · 113 replies
    Just saw a pre-screening of "John Carter", a new Disney movie scheduled to open on March 9. It pretty much followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian books. We saw it in 3D and it was quite good. Action all the way. Pretty sure there will be sequels by the way it ended.
  • ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served

    03/04/2012 8:13:08 AM PST · by idov · 31 replies
    ESPN America ^ | March 4, 2012 | idov
    ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served ESPN America supplies programs to much of the world. I wanted to check the Israel schedule and to my surprise they don’t list Israel in their roster of countries served. Rather they have something called Palestine in there instead. Since when is Palestine a country? Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think the Palestinian Authority has a cable or satellite service of its own. I know their hotels feed in from the Israeli companies. People may have satellite dishes but I don’t think the Authority has the infrastructure to bring in...
  • 1 year old playing drums

    Cute 1 Year Old Asian Boy Drummer
  • Who Did The Best Version of "Dancing In The Street"? - Opinions Sought

    03/03/2012 9:04:43 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    3/02/12
    OK, I just got done watching my alma mater win the McNaughton Cup in college hockey. Now I have a musical question for you. Regarding the song "Dancing In The Street", who did the best version? Fingers crossed, I hope I linked these properly... Martha And The Vandellas (1964) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc Mick Jagger/David Bowie (1985) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-x2fWKbmo Van Halen (1982) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qT2C_Ggpg Or if there's a version that I missed, let me know.
  • Previously unknown Mozart piece discovered in Austria

    03/03/2012 6:17:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    BNO News ^ | March 4, 2012
    VIENNA, Austria (BNO NEWS) -- A previously unknown musical piece by Mozart was discovered inside an eighteenth century music book in Austria, local media reported on Saturday. The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported that the piano piece was discovered in a music book from 1780 in the western state of Tyrol, according to the Austrian Independent newspaper. University lecturer Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider, from the institute for Tyrolean music research at Innsbruck University, discovered the handwritten piece while gathering pieces for the international organization "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales," which catalogs music sources around the world. Experts and the 'Stiftung Mozarteum' have...
  • Put Your Phone Down [Music Video]

    03/02/2012 9:24:30 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2012 | FogAndSmog Films
    Hilarious music video about self-absorbed phone zombies in public.WATCH: PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN
  • Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

    03/02/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-28-12 | U of Penn
    Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this "couch guitar" by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the "couch guitar". 1:40 video at the link
  • [Vanity] WARNING!! The Lorax...

    03/02/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 458+ views
    Two reviews I read ^ | 3-2-12 | Me
    Before I read the two reviews of this animated feature this morning, I had said to myself over the past few weeks: "Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful since you cannot look anywhere without seeing some sort of promotion for it. A cry for help if I've ever seen one."Well, it appears even worse than that. I read two reviews (The New York Times and the New York Post) and both HATED this dreck, and each said that the absolute preachiness was worse than Al Gore and Obama, respectively. You know what to expect: bad corporations raping the environment....
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

    Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News. A statement issued by the medical examiner's office says that Jones complained Wednesday morning that he wasn't feeling well and was having trouble breathing. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No suspicious circumstances surrounded his death, and his family has been notified. He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters.
  • Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66 From Heart Attack

    02/29/2012 10:02:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 4+ views
    TMZ ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | TMZ STAFF
    9:55 AM PST -- A rep for Davy tells TMZ the singer died from a heart attack this morning. ---------------- Davy Jones -- lead singer of The Monkees -- has died ... TMZ has learned. An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away. Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.
  • 'Monkees' teen idol Davy Jones dead of apparent heart attack at 66

    02/29/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | February 29, 2012
    'Monkees' teen idol Davy Jones dead of apparent heart attack at 66, Florida law enforcement official says.
  • Davy Jones of The Monkees has died

    02/29/2012 11:36:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/29/12 | ABCNews
    Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday in Florida, his spokeswoman said. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that he died in Indiantown, where he lived. Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a U.S. television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer." Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. His long hair and British accent helped Jones achieve heartthrob status in the United States.
  • The Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66

    02/29/2012 11:00:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/29/12 | foxnews
    Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, his publicist confirmed to Fox News. "The only thing we can do is confirm that he has died of a heart attack at Indiantown, Florida this morning," his rep Helen Kensick told Fox News. "We will have more later. The local medical examiner released a statement Wednesday confirming that they had been notified of the singer's death.
  • Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

    02/29/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 112 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/29,2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News. The news was originally reported by TMZ. Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." They also charted with the theme song from the show.
  • Motivational Music & Lyrics for Today's Times (Vanity)

    02/29/2012 7:17:17 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/29/12 | Hoagy62
    I recently started hearing a piece of music on the 'Air 1" radio network, and I thought I'd share it with all of you fine folks on Free Republic. In recent days, we've had a lot of discouragement. Between the economy, gas prices, unemployment, and politicians who are either clueless or intentionally trying to destroy the country...it's easy to get depressed. I heard this song not too long ago called "We Won't Give Up" by a Christian rock group called The Afters. They said they wrote it as kind of a "sports style" song, the kind one might play to...
  • ‘Actress Arrested Following Fight At Post-Oscars Bash

    02/27/2012 1:30:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 27, 2012 6:23 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Actress Sean Young is free on bail Monday morning following her arrest at a post-Oscars bash Sunday night. Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest following a fight at the Governor’s Ball just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The “Blade Runner” Star was booked at the Hollywood police station on misdemeanor battery charges, police said. She posted $20,000 bail around 3 a.m. and was released from custody. It is unclear what the fight was about. No further details were released. Young has a history of alcohol abuse and sought treatment in...
  • Meryl Streep in Rare Company with 3rd Oscar

    02/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 02/27/2012
    Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won best actress for her 17th Oscar nomination, the most times any performer has been nominated by the Academy. Her third win put her in a category with other three-time Oscar winners Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Only Katharine Hepburn with four wins had more. She joked about how many times she's been up for acting's highest honors. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear...