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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - 07/02/77 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium

    07/22/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 1977 | Skynyrd
    I don't know exactly why, but I wanted to share this. This is how it's done.
  • Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show

    07/21/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2014
    WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
  • Reaching the Sleeping Soul Through Music

    07/21/2014 3:51:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have learned in my life, that music is powerful beyond words, and often does what words alone can never do.Historically, when my soul was asleep morally, it was music that called me back. I joined the church choir to meet girls, but through the music, the Lord showed me a deeper desire in my heart, for goodness, beauty and truth, indeed, my desire for God Himself. The music awoke my sleeping soul to God.More recently and in a particular way, music often awakens my soul to the deeper meaning of Sacred Scripture. I have often heard or read a...
  • Friday Freedom Question: What would be on your “mixtape”?

    07/20/2014 8:07:36 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 18 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine - web site ^ | 7-18-14 | Claire Wolfe
    Artist sends the National Spy Agency a super-encrypted “mixtape.” So why would Huerta create a mixtape no one else could open? Well for one, there’s no worry that someday he’ll regret sending our nation’s protectors a whole bunch of mushy love songs that will sound really, really cheesy 10 years from now. Oh, and there’s this, which he posted on his Medium blog: “The NSA can read my stupid Facebook updates but without my consent it will never be able to listen to my kick-ass mix tape, even if it’s sitting right in front of them.” ------(Snip)------ So what would...
  • Netroots Nation Serenades Elizabeth Warren With Campaign Song

    07/19/2014 11:09:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Daily Kos has come a long way since the days when  they merely rejoiced in being easily bribed at their YearlyKos conventions (now renamed Netroots Nation) by presidential aspirants such as Mark Warner who plied the Kossacks with free sushi and expensive liquor at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas in 2006. Yes, they have moved up in the world to the point where they perceive themselves as king, or rather queen, makers. Not only have they basically endorsed the presidential candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, they have even provided her with a campaign song, Run Liz Run. Oddly enough, even...
  • Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun' is a funny sort of masterpiece

    07/19/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts
    The success of any great piece of art is determined by a few key factors. Does it accomplish what it sets out to achieve? Does it illuminate some essential aspect of the human condition? Does it change those who are exposed to it — rewire the circuitry, add new ideas that disturb the status quo? Does it build on the art of others, in the process crafting something profoundly new? Most important, does it advocate for the enduring relevance of tinfoil? Under these guidelines, Weird Al Yankovic's new "Mandatory Fun" is a stone cold masterpiece. Its goal remains the same...
  • VIDEO: Run Liz Run (Fauxcahontas Campaign Song)

    07/19/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ready For Warren
    VIDEO Our campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016 is gaining huge momentum. Warren came to Netroots Nation in Detroit and #ReadyForWarren was there to greet her in style alongside thousands of grassroots progressives. Americans of all stripes are calling for a leader who will fight for an America that works for all of us, not only the wealthy and the well-connected. Join us. Filmed at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, MI. Song written and performed by Jessie Murphy & friends. Video produced, directed, and edited by The Self Agency.
  • CBS Airs Feminist’s Anti-Christian Song: “I Wish The Virgin Would’ve Had An Abortion”

    07/18/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | Tim Graham
    CBS put on an anti-religion jeremiad early Thursday morning on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: a feminist musician who likes “wearing and making something Satanic since music is so not right now.” Piano-banging rock singer Kristeen Young made her late-night TV debut, accompanied by Foo Fighters stars Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. She sang the song “Pearl of a Girl” that criticizes Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, but most gratuitously proclaims about Jesus “I wish the virgin would’ve had an abortion.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] It’s a bit hard to make out in Kristeen’s ranty performance on...
  • Songs that King Obama needs

    07/18/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    RINOs should also consider them.This is about His problems, none of which are His fault (He claims): [youtube] Video linkThis explains what He needs: [youtube] Video linkThis is a gentle reminder about whose country America is: [youtube] Video link 
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic - Handy (Parody of “Fancy”)

    07/17/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | July 17, 2014 | “Weird Al” Yankovic
    “Weird Al” Yankovic - Handy (Parody of “Fancy”) He’s so handy - everyone says so! “Weird Al” Yankovic shows off his skill set with a tool set in this parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Starring Al Yankovic, Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, Ted Hollis.
  • Before Alice Cooper and the Cramps, there was Screaming Lord Sutch

    07/17/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    Dangerous Minds ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Gallagher
    It seemed that Screaming Lord Sutch ran in every election and by-election in the UK from the early 1980s until his untimely death in 1999. There he would be on every election night, standing on the podium with his leopard spot jacket, top hat and rainbow rosette. Sutch was the perennial candidate of the Official Monster Raving Looney Party, which he founded in 1983. In fact, he had been standing for parliament on a regular basis under different guises since 1963, when sickened by the hypocrisy and corruption of British politics as exposed through the Profumo scandal, he started the...
  • Yahoo Seeks to Bring the Concert to Your Couch (streaming live content)

    07/16/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 14, 2014 | BEN SISARIO
    The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, the potential audience is limitless. Tuesday’s show is the first in an ambitious partnership to supply free live video streams of a different concert each day for an entire year; more shows are planned by Kiss, Justin Timberlake, Usher and the Neighbourhood. If successful, the program will help establish Screen, Yahoo’s video site and competitor to YouTube. And for Live Nation, the world’s biggest concert promoter, and the rest...
  • Conservative Rock Music? - Vanity

    07/12/2014 3:15:18 PM PDT · by QuisCustodiet1776 · 89 replies
    As a branch of the thread that was just posted about modern music - anyone have any suggestions for conservative rock bands? Why are there so few? I have run across one: Tor NemoCan be found on CDBaby. Any others?
  • Open Thread: Modern Music Links

    07/12/2014 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 24 replies
    July 12, 2014
    As part of FR's new Modern Music pinglist, I am asking FReepers to help me compile a list of links to sources of new music. The Modern Music pinglist focus is music from the 20th and 21st century, from Ravel and Shostokovich, through the Synth Pioneers such as Carlos, Jarre and Kraftwerk, and beyond. Here's my start. Live streams: CIND-FM Toronto- Web: Kling Klang Studios (KraftWerk)- Jean Michel Jarre- CIND-FM Indie88- Twitter: Alan Cross, Music Historian- Kraftwerk- Mark Steyn- Ladytron- Jean Michel Jarre-
  • Death of Canada’s music-video-channel era? MuchMusic left with skeleton staff after job cuts

    07/12/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 12, 2014 | Claire Brownell
    As a MuchMusic VJ in the channel’s 1980s heyday, Terry David Mulligan remembers sneaking a film crew into the very temple of the American music industry — the Grammy Awards. His boldness paid off with a shot of a moment that went down in music history — Metallica storming out in a hail of curses after losing to Jethro Tull for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. And Mr. Mulligan did it with what could charitably be called a small fib: telling the security guard he was part of the film crew there to accompany Olivia Newton John. “He said, ‘That’s the...
  • Rip Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones

    07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone — born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary — was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. The band members weren't related and had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The...
  • Zero to Sixty in Five

    07/11/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by logitech · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 2013 | Pablo Cruise
    A little "Happy Hour" music for Friday.
  • Favorite Fire Song.Fire in title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites-Freeper Canteen 7~10~14

    07/10/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT · by fatima · 317 replies
    ~Favorite Fire Song's~ Ed Sheeran - I See Fire *Video* Adele - Set Fire to the Rain *Video*
  • Rock and Rock

    07/09/2014 7:41:10 PM PDT · by jstaff · 4 replies
    Out of nowhere: To those of you that have never experienced a night of Carl Perkins, good bourbon, and a great cigar, you just don't know what makes the world go round. Shake it, baby, shake it!
  • Why ABBA Turned Down $1 Billion To Reunite In 2000

    07/09/2014 11:09:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2014 | Frank Pallotta
    Swedish pop group ABBA is responsible for hit songs like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and "Money, Money, Money." Made up of two sets of then couples — Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and is the third-best-selling group of all time, behind the Beatles and Queen and ahead of the Rolling Stones. But in 1979, at the height of their success, Fältskog and Ulvaeus divorced while Lyngstad and Andersson called it quits soon after in 1981. By 1982, the group was broken up. In...
  • Audio of Britney Spears Singing New Track Alien WITHOUT Auto-Tune Leaks Online

    07/09/2014 10:51:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Britney Spears has been defended by star producer William Orbit after a leaked sound clip from new track Alien left her sounding like a strangled cat. Orbit, who produced Brit’s track Alien, defended her auto-tune free warbling and insisted the pop princess had simply been warming up. ‘I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up,’ he wrote on Facebook. The 57-year-old said it was ‘generous’ of the 32-year-old mum-of-two to put something down for producers and said...
  • Most Dissonant Musical Ending

    07/07/2014 11:28:36 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 7/7/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Most Dissonant EndingRoseMarie“Cadence” is something we all recognized in harmony, a kind of “Amen” that signifies completion and finality at the end of a musical phrase. This movie, 1936's “Rose Marie” with Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald, has a completely dissonant, unresolved cadence.
  • Dear Dad [by Travis - son of Glen - Campbell]

    07/07/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-13-14 | Travis Campbell
    Growing up with him as my father I was completely immersed in a musical culture long before my earliest recollections .I knew he was an incredibly gifted musician and singer because I saw him on stage while huge crowds were cheering, giving him standing ovations, basically just going nuts but all the while I never really understood what all the hype was about, he played that boring, yucky, country music. Being a drummer John Bonham was my idol and I was the craziest, most fanatical Zep- head (been a long time since I rocked and rolled) you had ever seen....
  • Nine Hit Songs You Had No Idea Were Written By Carole King (Suprises me)

    06/29/2014 4:37:52 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aly Weisman
    Aly Weisman June 26, 2014 The Broadway musical "Beautiful" — the true story of Carole King's remarkable rise from behind-the-scenes songwriter to solo stardom — took home three Tony Awards in June, including Best Actress for Jessie Mueller's portrayal of King. "Tapestry" launched Carole King's solo career in 1971, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. But what many don't realize about King's career is that the musician began songwriting for other artists in the 1960s, over a decade before she became a famous artist in her own right. King and her then husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more...
  • (Soul Legend)Bobby Womack, a Cleveland-Born Rock Hall Member, Dies at 70

    06/27/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Cleveland ^ | June 27, 2014 | Ron Rutti
    Bobby Womack, the Cleveland-born influential R&B singer-songwriter, died Friday. Although no details have been released about his death, the Los Angeles resident revealed in a interview last year with the BBC that he had Alzheimer's disease. The Associated Press reported he had numerous other health issues, including prostate cancer. Womack, 70, was brought to California from Cleveland by singer Sam Cooke in 1962, after a change in singing style by Womack and his brothers caused their father to throw them out of their home near East 63rd Street and Central Avenue. The boys first largely sang gospel, but when they...
  • Joe Bonamassa At Pinkpop Festival - Exclusive 1 Hour Live Performance

    06/21/2014 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | 06/21/2014 | Oshkalaboomoom
    Fans of the blues, this is for you Watch it here
  • Nat King Cole: My Father by Natalie Cole

    06/20/2014 5:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    As a new documentary, Afraid of the Dark, and album, The Extraordinary, about Nat King Cole are released, Natalie Cole remembers her father and what it is like to sing his songsIt may be decades since his death, but Nat King Cole remains one of the world's most beloved and influential voices, as well as an iconic pop culture presence whose smooth, confident persona continues to endear him to new generations of fans. As a new documentary, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, and an album, Nat King Cole: The Extraordinary, are released, his daughter, Grammy Award winner Natalie,...
  • Readers' Picks: Best Travel Songs of All Time

    06/20/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri June 20, 2014 | Chuck Thompson
    Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47. Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded. Sure, we included a few unassailable classics about life on the travel trail. Even @cnnisamoron231 couldn't rage against our inclusion of Willie Nelson's all-time sing-a-long "On the Road Again." But we have to admit, once in a while, @iloathecnn and @cnntroll99 have valid points to make. How exactly did we miss such obvious wanderlust ditties as the Allman Brothers Bands'...
  • Johnny Mann, composer, voice of 'Chipmunk,' dies in Anderson

    06/20/2014 9:27:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    WYFF Channel 4 Greenville South Carolina ^ | June 20, 2014 | Janice Limon
    ANDERSON, S.C. — Johnny Mann, the Hollywood composer who worked with the likes of Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, died late Wednesday night in Anderson, according to sources close to the family. They say Mann died at his home. He was 85 years old... Along with being musical director of the original "Alvin and The Chipmunks" TV series, he sang the voice of "Theodore"...
  • Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75

    06/20/2014 6:59:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/14 | Rachel Wells
    Gerry Goffin, a hit songwriter and former husband of Carole King, died early Thursday. He was 75. Together with King, he wrote such classics as "The Loco-Motion," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof."
  • Lyricist Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband and prolific writing partner, dies at 75

    06/19/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | June 19, 2014 | Mark Kennedy
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75... Goffin, who married King in 1959 while they were in their teens, penned more than 50 top 40 hits, including "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees, "Crying in the Rain" by the Everly Brothers, "Some Kind of Wonderful" for the Drifters and "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee. The...
  • Swinging Times: Celebrating Big Band Music

    06/19/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/12 | Martin Chilton
    '100 Years of Big Band Jazz in 99 Minutes' will feature the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Robbie Williams, as Pete Long Big Band perform special Cadogan Hall concertMost fans of big band music will have their own favourites, whether that's Benny Goodman, Count Basie or even Robbie Williams. And many of the giants of big band jazz will be represented in an intriguing concert on June 15 at London's Cadogan Hall, when a century of the music will be covered in 99 minutes by the 17-piece Pete Long Big Band. Long, who directs the Big Band at...
  • Why Casey Kasem Was the Nerd Leader of Pop Music Geeks

    06/16/2014 3:59:18 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/16/2014 | Chris Molanphy
    The first time I can recall hearing Casey Kasem count down the hits on American Top 40 was on a Sunday in June 1981. Just shy of 10 and in the car with my cousins driving to the beach, I asked them to stop flipping the radio when they landed on Kasem, who was just a couple of songs away from revealing that week’s No. 1 hit. I’d glimpsed Kasem once or twice before that, on America’s Top 10, the television version of his countdown show, which ran on Saturdays after cartoons ended. But hearing Casey on the radio that...
  • Could Streaming Music Go The Way Of The Betamax?

    06/12/2014 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/11/14 | Christopher Versace
    Hollywood and the recording industry, often called the content industry, have a long and ignoble history of opposition to new technology. That list now includes streaming services. The record industry is pushing every button to try to kill off this growing marketplace. Look at Pandora, which had 77 million active listeners at the end of May. During the month those millions and millions of people listened to 1.73 billion hours of Pandora programming, a 28% increase year over year. Wall Street expects Pandora to grow its revenue 38% this year to 900 million – that’s the good news. The bad...
  • WATCH: Weezer Drummer Makes Awesome Mid-Song Frisbee Catch

    06/09/2014 9:47:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | Colin Bertram
    Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson showed his multitasking skills during a performance on Friday night in St. Augustine, Florida. Midway through their 2005 hit "Beverly Hills," a floating Frisbee (thrown by a fan we presume) crossed the stage. Wilson casually reaches up, fields the Frisbee and places it in his mouth before eventually discarding it next to his kit - all without missing a beat Needless to say, the crowd went wild. One excited fan posted a video of the incident on Instagram and Twtter to which Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo gave a shout out to, tweeting that this is "one...
  • "Farewell To Tarwathie" by Judy Collins, For the 'Whale Hunter' in All of Us.

    06/08/2014 4:14:54 PM PDT · by lee martell · 18 replies
    June 8 2014 | lee martell
    Decades ago, during the summer of 1976, I was a sophomore in an art college. The School, Columbus Col. of Art and Design was in Columbus, Ohio, a few miles south of OSU campus where Woody Hayes reigned supreme for years.I usually completed my home assignments with music playing in the background. I had grown tired of the biggest hit for that summer, "You Light Up My Life", by Debbie Boone, daughter of singer Pat Boone. It was and is great recording, but I'd heard it everywhere. I left the AM radio dial and switched to FM .I heard the...
  • Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah- <Music Video 7min>

    06/07/2014 7:50:16 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    "This is an evocative, lovely and spiritual song. His deep velvet and whiskey voice is the only one that does it justice . No matter how many times I listen to this, I still feel a little chill. .....;
  • The Girl From Ipanema

    06/07/2014 5:40:57 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Josh Turner
    The Girl From Ipanema Also known as Garota de Ipanema. Josh Turner and Larkin Dodgen attempt the Tom Jobim classic that made Bossa Nova popular and launched Astrud Gilberto's singing career. Forgive my Portuguese. Guitar is a Gitane D-500; mics are a pair of Audio Technica AT2050's, camera is a Kodak Playsport. Thanks to Carson McKee (channel: drakeelliot) for helping with the recording. Please feel free to leave thoughts and suggestions!
  • She's Still a Favourite! Dame Vera Lynn set to top the Charts at the Age of 97

    06/06/2014 1:54:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, June 3, 2014 | Kirsty McCormack
    BRITISH singer/songwriter Dame Vera Lynn is on course to make the top 20 at the age of 97, it's been revealed.The Forces' Sweetheart released 'Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection' at the beginning of this week, and it's already flying off the shelves. If the strong sales continue throughout the week, Dame Vera could even make the top ten and will extend her lead as the oldest living artist to figure so high up in the album chart. Her last major chart feat was five years ago when she achieved a number one with an earlier best-of release....
  • (Austin music photographer) Burton Wilson 1919 – 2014

    06/06/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 1 replies
    Arts and Labor Austin ^ | June 2014 | Michael Corcoran
    Burton Wilson’s camera was Austin’s memory during the hippie era when, as the saying went, if you could remember it, you weren’t there. The former Vermont farmboy who documented the vibrant scene at the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960s and the Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s passed away Monday morning. He was 95. Wilson got it down while those around him were only concerned with getting down. In the process, he created the defining documents of an enchanting era in Austin’s history. “Burton was one of my mentors,” said photographer Todd V. Wolfson. “He made me want to...
  • Kool and the Gang Still Rocking After 50 Years

    06/04/2014 11:20:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 02, 2014 | John Wirt
    The great funk band Kool and the Gang began 50 years ago in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 1964, brothers Khalis Bayyan, aka Ronald Bell, and Robert “Kool” Bell joined their neighborhood friends Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield, George Brown and Charles Smith to form the Jazziacs. As the septet’s name implies, the group’s members were jazz fans. But they also listened to the sophisticated soul music emanating from Detroit’s Motown Records. By the time Kool and the Gang released a self-titled debut album in 1969, the band’s distinctive blend of horn, melody and funk was...
  • Pitbull Makes Surprise Appearance at Local Graduation [Misogynistic Rapper Praised as hero]

    06/04/2014 4:10:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/3/14
    ....The graduates at Doral Academy came to their feet when "Mr. 305" himself, Pitbull, took a break from the world stage to take center stage at the ceremony. While Pitbull didn’t go to college, and hardly made it out of high school, he still soared to success. The popular artist tops many music charts and is internationally known. Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, received an honorary degree from Doral College, which shared a ceremony with Doral Academy. “Because of everybody up here, I am you, you are me,” Pitbull said. “I understand your struggle and I understand what you...
  • ‘Rihanna’ of the Arab World

    06/03/2014 5:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 3 June 2014 | S.H. Moulana
    Rihanna undoubtedly is one of the most popular female singers in the world and comparatively much younger than Elissa, a renowned Lebanese singer. Rihanna started her singing career in 2005 but in no time she shot to global fame. On the other hand, Elissa is immensely popular in this part of the world. She is known for working in collaboration with well-known Arab and international artists like Ragheb Alama, Cheb Mami, Fadl Shaker, Chris De Burgh and Gerrard Ferrer. She is now considered one of the top singers in the Middle East. Born to a Lebanese father and Syrian mother,...
  • Singer Ray J arrested for unruly behavior and spitting on police officer

    06/02/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/1/14
    Police arrested singer Ray J at a Beverly Hills hotel after they say he became belligerent with staff, kicked out a patrol car window and spat at an officer....
  • Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell

    05/31/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | May 30, 2014 | Michaeleen Doucleff
    There's no doubt Pharrell's "Happy" is the biggest hit of the year so far. It spent 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 and inspired hundreds of fan videos on YouTube. Just a few weeks ago, six Iranian teenagers got arrested for posting a video of themselves dancing to the catchy song. So what is it about "Happy" that triggers a nearly uncontrollable need to tap your foot, bob your head or move to the rhythm in some way? Pharrell Williams. The Record Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds Rick Blaine, the sentimental tough guy in Casablanca,...
  • Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

    05/31/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | May 28, 2014 | Tom Moon and Patrick Jarenwattanon
    Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations. One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Its artists, both the jazz legends and those journeymen who are little regarded today, have helped shape the ever-evolving notion of what a solo is and what it can be. To honor the label, we've combed the vaults to select...
  • Favorite Weekend Songs-Fri-Sat-Sun.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 5~30~14

    05/29/2014 5:00:25 PM PDT · by fatima · 194 replies
    ~Favorite Weekend Song's~ The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind *Video* Eagles - Saturday Night - *Video*
  • Macklemore concert to open Aventura Mall Microsoft store [Anti-Semite in Jewish town?]

    05/29/2014 5:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 5/16/14 | Ben Crandall
    At May 29 ribbon-cutting, the store will hand out tickets to a May 31 parking-lot performance by the chart-topping duo... When you are Microsoft, you roll in a special way. Which means opening your Aventura Mall store with a $1 million donation for local students and, oh, by the way, a concert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis....
  • DJ Sara Cox Says Pitbull Makes Her “Soul Weep” Due To The Way He Sings About Women

    05/27/2014 11:01:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/27/14 | Richard James
    Pitbull has received criticism in the past over the way women are depicted in his songs and music videos...
  • Brad Paisley Performs in Afghanistan with President Obama

    05/26/2014 8:39:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies ^ | 5/26/14
    Brad Paisley didn’t just spend his Memorial Day weekend cooking hot dogs at a neighborhood barbecue. The country superstar instead traveled halfway around the world to perform for U.S. troops. And he made the journey on Air Force One accompanying President Obama and some of his advisers.