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  • Hip-hop’s anthem in Ferguson

    10/17/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 16, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri — If the protests in Ferguson and St. Louis in recent months have an anthem, it isn’t “We Shall Overcome,” or “Wade in the Water,” or any other civil rights-era song. It’s a darker, more confrontational song – Lil Boosie’s “F*** the Police.” When the chorus of Lil Boosie’s song wasn’t blaring on a giant sound system carted through the crowd at night, it showed up in chants or printed on posters. As night fell, the protests morphed into a party, with demonstrators dancing out on the street and on top of cars. With few ways for...
  • Favorite Nickname Songs.Darlin,Honey,Sweetie,etc.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 10~17~14

    10/16/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT · by fatima · 217 replies
    ~Favorite Nickname Song's~ The Four Tops-I Can't Help Myself *Video* The Diamonds "Little Darlin'" *Video*
  • A Mini-Documentary on 50 Years of the Moog Modular Synthesizer

    10/13/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 45 replies
    Back in the Olden Dayes, synthesizers were the size of refrigerators. The earliest ones filled entire rooms and, in at least one case, a complete railway car. They were hot, noisy, temperamental and devilishly hard to program. And they couldn’t do much. Then along came Dr. Bob Moog who figured out how to tame electricity with printed circuits and oscillators. His experiments begat the first commercially viable synthesizers. But they came in pieces called modules that had to be roped together with patch cords. What you see in the picture is a thousand times less powerful than what you can...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 October 2014

    10/09/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 133 replies
    October 9, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Rockin' the Wall will be in FL this week!

    10/06/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT · by LS · 1 replies
    self ^ | 10/6/2014 | LS
    Our film tour continues in central and west FL this week. I'll be in Winter Garden, Friday, 10/10 at the Garden Theatre, then at Ave Maria University on Saturday. The film is free, so come on out, bring your copies of "Patriot's History of the United States" or your other books and I'll sign them! Next Tues., 10/14, I'll be in Wheeling, WV at Oglebay Towngate Theater for a screening.
  • Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert

    10/05/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2014 | Steve Giegerich
    Michael Brown protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night, causing a brief delay in the performance at Powell Symphony Hall. The orchestra and chorus were preparing to perform Johannes Brahms' Requiem just after intermission when two audience members in the middle aisle on the main floor began singing an old civil rights tune, "Which Side are You on?" They soon were joined, in harmony, by other protesters, who stood at seats in various locations on the main floor and in the balcony. The protesters then unfurled three hand-painted banners and hung them from the Dress Circle...
  • Rockin' the Wall at Eureka, Chicago

    10/05/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    self ^ | 10/5/2014 | LS
    Illinois Freepers, I'll be at Eureka College on 10/30 showing our film "Rockin' the Wall," about music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Check with Eureka for the time, but I'm pretty sure the show is free. I'll be there for the Q&A and booksigning. I am scheduled to have the film in Chicago at the Theater for the Arts associated with the Polish American Film Festival on 12/1, but as of now, I'm about two sponsors short of covering all costs there. If you are interested, and can help, let me know. Sponsors get on-screen credit; credit on...
  • Secret Place by Robin Trower (studio version to die for)

    10/04/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT · by Windflier · 65 replies
    Searchmp3.mobi ^ | Robin Trower
    From the album, "20th Century Blues", by Robin Trower. This is one of the most haunting and beautiful electric guitar tracks that you will ever hear. Not at all what some might expect from this old master of heavy metal rock. Click on the play button in the video screen to listen.
  • Favorite Song Inspire You.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 10~3~14

    10/02/2014 5:55:37 PM PDT · by fatima · 229 replies
    ~Favorite Inspire Song's~ MLTR - Walk With Me *Video* Peter Gabriel ~ Solsbury Hill ~ Live In Athens 1987 (HD) (lyrics) *Video*
  • Anita Baker Sued by Her Lawyer Over Unpaid Wages

    10/01/2014 3:24:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Ace Show Biz ^ | 10/1/14
    The Grammy-winning songstress has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after she allegedly failed to pay a lawyer who represented her earlier this year.
  • Look Behind The Curtain: Marching Band Gives Oz Tribute

    09/29/2014 5:44:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    cns ^ | september 29, 2014
    Ohio State's marching band performs during the Sept. 27 Buckeyes game. Theme: The Wizard of Oz.
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • Tom Waits - Lucinda...[video 5 min]

    09/27/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 43 replies
    .youtube ^ | Tom Waits
    Great song by Tom Waits... ..... >
  • Igor Presnyakov a Cultural Ambassador

    09/24/2014 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Blind Eye Jonez · 1 replies
    Russians always love American culture and Igor Presnyakov is no exception. This Russian is in love with the west and plays a wide variety of classic songs on the guitar. This piece "Misirlou," a Dick Dale instrumental made famous in the movie Pulp Fiction, is one of his best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7dqyQlhaFM
  • Dio - Rainbow In The Dark

    09/20/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1984 | ronnie james dio
    The cheer you up in the era of Obama.....a flashback to the 1970s/80's. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow In The Dark
  • Need Some Help From Musical FReepers! (vanity)

    09/18/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/18/2014 | Me
    I really need FReeper help if you don't mind. Son has a talent show coming up and we thought "Old Army Hat" would be great. Great vocal range for him because he is in JHS. The song is especially poignant for him because an older soldier who did work on our home took a liking to him and gave him his army cap. I burst with tears. He's going to wear the hat for the performance. Also, his GF (WW2 Pacific) went on Honor Flight and son still remembers it. He wants to honor them both at his performance. Does...
  • Favorite Songs about Listening-Hearing-ETC.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 9~19~14

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by fatima · 217 replies
    ~Favorite Listen-Hear Song's~ http://www.rhythmoftherain.com/images/cascades1.jpg *Video* Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running *Video*
  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Rapper Waka Flocka to Hire 'Blunt Roller' for $50,000 a Year

    09/17/2014 5:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    Rapper Waka Flocka, also known as Juaquin Malphurs, announced on social media that he is accepting job applications for an experienced "blunt roller" and is willing to pay an annual salary of $50,000. He encouraged all applicants to apply using the hashtag "#icanroll"(continued)
  • Waylon Jennings auction (vanity)

    09/17/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by Verbosus · 19 replies
    Guernsey's Auctions ^ | September 16, 2014 | Guernsey's Auctions
    Guernsey's will be auctioning a portion of Waylon Jenning's estate in order to benefit the Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona on October 5th. Bids can be live, internet or phone (with prior arrangements). Items include: *) Buddy Holly's 1958 Ariel motorbike (4000 original miles) that was given to Waylon by the original members of the Crickets after they traced down the VIN number to the person that had bought it from Buddy Holly's parents. *) Gold Albums. *) Willie Nelson's braids (given to Waylon for support when he achieved sobriety. *) Hank Williams Sr's boots. *) Waylon's 1953 Telecaster. *)...
  • The Fade-Out of the Fade-Out in Popular Music

    09/16/2014 6:46:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | September 16, 2014 | Alan Cross
    Back in the days before recordings were made on magnetic tape, all songs on record had to have a defined and definite ending. But around 1950, recording engineers using new reel-to-reel recorders realized that could just fade out a song. The concept was simple: play the hook/chorus of the song over and over again as it got softer and softer before disappearing entirely. This technique (a) eliminated the need to write an ending for the song; (b) helped the hook become more memorable for the listener; and (c) supposedly gave the listener that the emotional promises made by the song...
  • Rihanna F-Bombs CBS for Yanking Her Song From Thursday Night Football Opener

    09/16/2014 6:20:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | September 16, 2014 9:43 AM | Steve Silva
    Rihanna has responded, and so has CBS. The uber-popular singer took to Twitter Tuesday morning to take a hard shot at CBS for wanting to run the Rihanna/Jay Z Thursday Night Football opener this week after pulling the segment from last week's premiere. She tweeted: "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F*** you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this." Well, now CBS is "moving in a different direction." After the Rihanna tweets went viral, CBS responded by issuing a statement saying it was permanently editing a song...
  • Lord of the Rings voted 'best movie soundtrack'

    09/13/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 08.26.14
    The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy has been deemed the best of all time, beating John Williams' 1977 Star Wars score into second place.Composer Howard Shore's accompaniment won the Classic FM listeners' accolade for the fifth consecutive year.Hans Zimmer's music to Gladiator, Schindler's List by John Williams and John Barry's soaring Out of Africa score made the top five.
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me [official movie trailer - due out in Oct.)

    09/12/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-13-14 | Glen Campbell
    link to youtube video here
  • Legendary Cosimo Matassa dies at 88

    09/11/2014 5:26:47 PM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 9/11/2014 | Dominic Massa
    Cosimo Matassa, the legendary recording engineer and studio owner who helped introduce and shape New Orleans' early rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll sound and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recognized with a Grammy for his efforts, died Thursday. He was 88. Matassa was sidelined by a stroke in recent years and his health had declined over the past few months, according to his family. Matassa's face, or even his name, may not have been known to some, but the sound he helped create defined a generation. From the 1940s through the 1970s,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 12 September 2014

    09/11/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 126 replies
    September 11, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • What has America done for the music tradition of Western Civilization?

    09/11/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 210 replies
    WesternCulture
    Or sooner; What has the US done to the music tradition of Western Civilization? There are plenty of Americans who understand and appreciate great composers like Beethoven, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Bach and Mozart, but something must be wrong with a nation that year after year produces crap like the music of 50 Cent, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. I'm European and I admit we make a lot of worthless music too, but at least we Europeans are fostered in the great tradition of composers like the giants mentioned above.
  • Pharrell: Obama 'Needs to Come Down' to Ferguson

    09/10/2014 6:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pharrell Williams told CNN's Don Lemon that President Barack Obama "needs to come down" to Ferguson, Missouri to see firsthand the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. "When your parents come into the room — whether it's you or your cousin that knocked the vase down — both of y'all sit up at attention," said the producer. "This is a deeper laceration in this country. This is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever." While Pharrell might not have been as vocal as his hip-hop peers following Brown's death, the Neptunes producer and The Voice judge...
  • S. Korea’s soft power: Soap, sparkle & pop-How a really uncool country became tastemaker of Asia

    09/10/2014 12:10:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 9, 2014
    The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture. By Euny Hong. Picador; 288 pages; $16. Simon & Schuster; £14.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk FROM “Gangnam Style” and competitive electronic sports to kimchi-flavoured pot noodles, South Korea’s cultural exports are eagerly consumed around the world. Filipinos are hooked on its dramas. The French love its pop music and its films. Last year South Korea raked in $5 billion from its pop-culture exports. It has set its sights on doubling that by 2017. Much has changed since 1985, when Euny Hong, a Korean-American journalist and...
  • From charred death to deep filthstep: the 1,264 genres that make modern music

    09/09/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 September 2014 12.30 EDT | Rob Fitzpatrick
    A ‘data alchemist’ has split music into over 1,000 bewildering microgenres. But what lies out there beyond witch house, and what on Earth does skweee sound like? (article excerpted, here's the list; descriptions at the link) ...Well, here are 10 genres (we could have nominated about 50) that even mouth-breathing indie record-shop blowhards (full disclosure: I used to be a mouth-breathing indie-record shop blowhard) would be hardpressed to help you find … 1. Vaporwave Check: Food Pyramidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhBg9vAsDGk 2. Blackgaze Check: Alcesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADIEAW65H5o 3. Duranguense Check: Reencuentro Musicalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lmdVmmk-yk 4. Deep filthstep Check: Denis Mashhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSQYhkLbYU 5. Skweee Check: Baba Stiltzhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq6KeQLCQpM 6. Fallen angel...
  • Lady Gaga’s Israel Message Sparks Arab Reactions

    09/02/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    A video released by Lady Gaga in which she greets her Israel fans with a “Shalom” has provoked mixed responses from Arab fans and social medial users. "Shalom, Israel," the pop superstar said in the brief greeting. "I'm so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv," she added in reference to her concert scheduled for Sept. 13 THe short video message has gone viral online, with many Arab users labeling her as “disgusting” and devilish” and having “no sensitivities” amid the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians and more...
  • Postmodern Jukebox - An Alternate History of of Pop Music

    09/01/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 17 replies
    Postmodern Jukebox.com ^ | Scott Bradlee
    I have long had a love/hate relationship with pop music. Growing up as an aspiring jazz pianist, I wasn’t interested in listening to anything that might appeal to those that I deemed to possess a less than refined palette of musical taste. This willful ignorance continued for some time; it was not until I began making YouTube videos (and subsequently receiving requests for modern pop songs) that I decided to drop my preconceived notions and examine contemporary pop with an open mind. What I found is that, despite my initial aversion to the stuff I was hearing, I was unable...
  • Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low

    08/31/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2014 | Rob Wile
    U.S. album sales hit 3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard's Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples report. It's also the first time during that period that weekly sales have fallen below 4 million, they write.Sales for the week ending August 25 fell 18.6%. The best seller was rapper Whiz Khalifa's "Blacc Hollywood" which debuted with 90,000 units, Billboard says. For the first time in more than a year,  sales for the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" fell below 100,000 units.CD sales have practically vanished, down 19.2% year-over-year, with sales at...
  • Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67

    08/30/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 127 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 30, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away August 29 at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67. Billboard reports that Cornick died of congestive heart failure and had been receiving hospice care recently. Cornick was a founding member of Jethro Tull, appearing on their first three albums before departing the group in 1970.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 August 2014

    08/28/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 28, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. This is the Labor Day weekendWe deserve a break from the grind. We also serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Skip the tea, I need one of these.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe....
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • The Game Taps Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz, and More for an All-Star #Ferguson Song

    08/27/2014 6:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Spin Magazine ^ | August 27, 2014
    "I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts."The Game tapped an incredible array of talent for a new song dedicated to Mike Brown and the fallout in Ferguson following the unarmed teen's death at the hands of Missouri police. No less than Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank) lend their considerable skills to "Don't Shoot," which takes its name from the protest slogan that's come to define people's frustration and horror in regard to police brutality...
  • The Great Pretender (Platters Song)

    08/26/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 11 replies
    Politizoid ^ | Unknown
    Nice parody of Obama http://safeshare.tv/w/fHyHhEzssd
  • Kingdom of the Bards (Relaxing Music)

    08/13/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    Adrian von Ziegler via You Tube ^ | April 21. 2013 | Adrian von Ziegler
    Kingdom of the Bards From the composer: "A relaxing and peaceful composition in which I wanted to mix Celtic elements with melodies from the Medieval times. It's the first of its kind on my discography but probably not the last.^^ Composed and arranged 100% by myself on keyboard, as always."
  • Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane(Shortened)

    08/22/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/22/14 | Kimberly Yam
    U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home from training in Alabama, when the flight attendants asked him to sing to the passengers over the intercom. A video uploaded to YouTube documents his stunning performance.
  • Favorite Songs about People,tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 8~21~14

    08/21/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT · by fatima · 300 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about People~ Ray Wylie Hubbard - Snake Farm *Video* Looking glass - Brandi you're a fine girl *Video*
  • Nelly Tells Eric Holder: Community Trust Is Broken in Ferguson

    08/21/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Alastair Jamieson and Matt Zimmerman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Grammy-winning rapper Nelly told Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, had lost the trust of the community and needed to change, the star's publicist told NBC News. The artist spoke on the phone to Holder, who visited the St Louis suburb in a bid to end violence over the fatal shooting by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Nelly, a Ferguson native who created a scholarship fund in honor of Brown’s family, said in a statement that he was “thankful” that Holder had taken the time to speak. “[Holder] understood that the trust and...
  • Nelly speaks to protesters in Ferguson (Finally!)

    08/18/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | August 18, 2014 | Elliot Davis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the turmoil in Ferguson enters its 10th day and businesses along West Florissant Avenue are picking up from another night of looting following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The landscape for protestors has dramatically changed. Demonstrators were informed Monday that they will no longer be able to march on West Florissant, stand in the turning lane and must keep moving during rallies. Protesters will also no longer be permitted to gather at the burned out QuikTrip on West Florissant which has become ground zero for protesters. Governor Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard...
  • Watch GWAR Leader Oderus Urungus' Fiery Viking Funeral at GWAR B-Q

    08/18/2014 2:53:38 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 17, 2014 9:31 PM EDT | Colin Stutz
    <p>As GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q carried on over the weekend, it was with a somber note of remembrance to band leader Oderus Urungus who died of a heroin overdose in March.</p> <p>Though friends and family of David Brockie (the man behind the gnarly thrash metal monster mask) laid him to rest on April 1 at a private April Fool's Day service, as Consequence of Sound reports, his alter ego had not yet received a send off. So, in a tribute true to form for the outlandish band and its fervent fans, the Oderus costume was laid out and lit aflame Friday on a small viking ship floating amid Hadads Lake at the Richmond, Va. event.</p>
  • Blackhawks nix 'The Stripper'

    08/14/2014 8:24:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    ESPNChicago.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Scott Powers
    The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer play "The Stripper" during their Shoot the Puck contest after hearing from fans who found the song demeaning to women, a team spokesperson said Wednesday. Blackhawks fans recently have been voicing their opinions about the song and a few other Blackhawks practices they deem sexist. The push for change picked up after Marissa Miller, 31, of Chicago, started gathering online signatures Aug. 6 for a petition for the Blackhawks to treat their female fans the same as their male ones.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 15 August 2014

    08/14/2014 5:54:44 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 93 replies
    August 14, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Previously Banned, Brazilian Funk Music Takes Center Stage

    08/09/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | Emanuelle Saliba
    American audiences recently got their first taste of a new - and contagious - Brazilian street dancing style that has evolved from music born in the slums of Rio de Janeiro decades ago. For the creators of Passinho, dancing at New York's famed Lincoln Center on July 24th went beyond performing on a world-renowned stage. It was a vindication that a dance style associated in Brazil with criminals and gang activity is now seen as an art form that just happened to start in the favelas, or slums. “Eleven passinho dancers came here to do something that when we started...
  • The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

    08/08/2014 3:29:14 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 8, 2014 | MONTE REEL
    Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten. The world’s indifference, he believed, made even the most neglected records precious: music that hadn’t been transferred to digital files would vanish forever unless someone bought his collection and preserved it. Mawhinney spent about two decades trying to find someone who agreed. He struck a deal for $28.5 million in the late 1990s with the Internet retailer CDNow, he says, but the sale of his collection fell...
  • Thunderstruck - As you've never heard it before

    08/08/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT · by scouter · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk&feature=player_embedded As Fr. Z says, "[t]his just goes to show that an instrument, a tool, is neutral. We choose to use them in certain ways."
  • Favorite Songs about Age,Tell us your favorite songs.Freeper Canteen 8~8~14

    08/07/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT · by fatima · 354 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Age~ Sam cooke - Only sixteen *Video* Jimmy Durante - Young At Heart 1954 *Video*