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  • Noel Coward "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner" (1952) from "The Globe Revue"

    10/05/2015 7:06:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1952 | Noel Coward
    Noel Coward sings "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner" from "The Globe Revue" on Columbia D.B.3107 (1952).
  • Bon Jovi to Waters: Drop Dead!

    10/04/2015 9:28:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Some years ago, I was in the office of a straitlaced, middle-aged lady who was in charge of my law firm’s support staff. I noticed a photograph on her desk of herself with a long-haired guy who looked like a rock musician. It seemed incongruous, so I asked about the picture, and she told me this story.
  • "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" Lloyd Keating & Elmer Feldkamp 1930

    10/03/2015 6:34:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Lloyd Keating
    Lloyd Keating & His Music (Ted Wallace ensemble) plays "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" (1930). Elmer Feldkamp is vocalist.
  • Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance At Marc Anthony Concert

    10/03/2015 4:32:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/2/15
    Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Marc Anthony concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena Friday. CBS4’s Entertainment Reporter Lisa Petrillo....spoke exclusively with Clinton... Clinton told CBS4 she attended the concert because mixing politics and entertainment allows candidates to reach new audiences.
  • Old Time Religion

    10/02/2015 7:36:08 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 13 replies
    EXTREME Vanity ^ | 10-2-2015 | kjam22
    >Old Time Religion
  • "So Beats My Heart for You" Buckingham String Players

    10/01/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Van Phillips
    "So Beats My Heart For You" is played by the Buckingham String Players (directed by Van Phillips) on Columbia CB-148, recorded on October 10, 1930. Lou Aberlado is the vocalist.
  • Kanye West to perform at DNC fundraiser

    10/01/2015 5:57:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Fox 28 ^ | 9/30/15 | Eric Crouch
    Kanye West will perform at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser on October 10th, in San Francisco. The rapper is slated to perform.... ...Obama is scheduled to be there in the audience....
  • The Voice Andi and Alex, Twin Sisters Sing a Beautiful Duet

    09/30/2015 11:37:02 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/29/2015 | The Voice
    Folks this is unusual for me, but I ran across a very pretty duet by twin sisters from Green Bay, Wisconsin. They appeared on The Voice on Tuesday the 29th. The performance was very nice and I wanted others to be able to enjoy it. This is a live performance on the show, and there are some interruptions, but the listen is well worth it. The song lasts about a minute and thirty seconds. I hope you enjoy these two young women's singing as much as I did.
  • “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died

    09/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Ford was 76 years old, had been ill for quite some timeFrankie Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Ford died Monday of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “He was a great guy. He had the best voice in rock and roll,” said Mike Shepherd, a friend of Ford’s and head of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, which inducted Ford in 2010.

    09/29/2015 12:29:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15
    <p>Controversial rapper Azealia Banks is having what has become commonplace with her, a Twitter feud, this time with the Big Gay Hate Machine.</p> <p>“LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKK’s. Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down rodeo drive.”</p>
  • The Lineup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is here

    09/29/2015 7:42:25 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 9 replies
    The Lin eup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is out, and it's another killer array of artists sure to satisfy fans of a wide variety of genres. Seriously, hanging out in Golden Gate Park and seeing Charles Bradley, Neko Case, Angel Olsen, Jessica Pratt, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock doing a million different things, and a special tribute to Big Star's Third, plus locals Fantastic Negrito, Sonny and The Sunsets, The Stone Foxes, and The Brothers Comatose (among many, many other bands)? Count us in. The free fest hits Golden Gate Park on October 2-4. Dig into the full lineup below.
  • Bye-Bye Boo-Hoo Blubberman! (A musical celebration of Boehner's departure) [vanity]

    09/25/2015 8:21:14 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 45 replies
    He accomplished nothing good during his tenure as "Speaker of the House", but he sure bawled enough times, like a little baby badly in need a diaper change! It seems like a good time to make a musical celebration of this happy occasion of his leaving office. Here are some teary tunes for the crybaby. (Maybe you can add other "crying" songs to the list.) Bye-Bye Boo-Hoo Blubberman! "Hit The Road Jack"- Ray Charles "Crying Time"- Ray Charles "Cry Me A River"- Julie London "96 Tears"- Question Mark & The Mysterians "A Little Bitty Tear Let Me Down"- Burl...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 September 2015

    09/24/2015 5:58:06 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 75 replies
    September 24, 2015 | 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. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. 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 or a glass, and...
  • Free Republic Guitar Society

    09/24/2015 10:47:13 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 122 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/24/15 | Chasio549
    Just decided to restart a thread i made maybe 10 years ago.....Nothing is off limits....gear, favorite players, techniques, amps, name it, we can all discuss it. I own numerous amps...SS and Tube Eventide effects, Hardwire and Line6.. I am mostly a Fender Telecaster guy but have a jazz box and various other. Carry on!
  • Watch Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan...Sing We're All Mexican For Hispanic Heritage Month!

    09/21/2015 9:29:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Perez ^ | 9/21/15 | Perez Hilton
    Hispanic Heritage Month started last Tuesday, so it couldn't be a better time to release a wonderfully catchy and upbeat song that also promotes awareness about unity. And that's exactly what Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria Estefan did when creating the song and video We're All Mexican! ...We're All Mexican serves as a metaphor to show that no matter who you are, anyone can be a victim of racism and bigotry much like the Mexicans who've been recently targeted by some media outlets as well as political leaders.
  • "I'd Love To Take Orders From You" Jacques Renard & Orchestra vocal Chick Bullock (1935)

    09/20/2015 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1935 | Jacques Renard
    Dance Orchestra.
  • “I'm an Unemployed Sweetheart” Harry Bidgood's Orchestra or Manhattan Melodymakers (1931)

    09/20/2015 3:51:31 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Harry Bidgood
    Dance Orchestra.
  • How Steely Dan Created ‘Deacon Blues

    09/15/2015 5:45:35 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 101 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 10, 2015 | MARC MYERS
    As midlife-crisis songs go, Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” ranks among the most melodic and existential. Recorded for the album “Aja” in 1977, the song details the bored existence of a ground-down suburbanite and his romantic fantasy of life as a jazz saxophonist. Written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1976, “Deacon Blues” was released in 1977 on Steely Dan’s album “Aja,” which in the fall reached No. 3 on Billboard’s album chart, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks. The song also was a hit single in early 1978. With Steely Dan appearing in New York at the Beacon...
  • The Department of Justice gutted the largest illegal music-sharing site in the US

    09/14/2015 6:15:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2015 | Nathan McAlone
    The US Department of Justice has seized control of Sharebeast, the popular music-file-sharing website. was the largest illegal file-sharing site for music operating within the US, according to the RIAA.
  • Devo band-member Jerry Casale sparks outrage for his Twin Towers-themed wedding cake

    09/14/2015 2:59:58 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/14/15
    Jerry Casale, one of the founding members of Devo, has caused controversy online after photos surfaced of his 9/11-themed wedding cake. The 67-year-old got married Krista Napp at Michael's Restaurant in Santa Monica, California on Friday - the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 innocent Americans. In pictures posted at the reception, Casale and his bride are seen beaming next to their cake in the shape of the Twin Towers, each with one of their faces plastered to the side. And it didn't stop there. In addition to the cake,...
  • Gary Richrath has passed away (Founding member of rock band REO Speedwagon)

    09/13/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 94 replies
    "Hi friends, kc here. My longtime friend and collaborator Gary Richrath passed away earlier today. I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time...kc"
  • The Iranian bomb - The song (Prophetic comedy gold- from 2010)

    09/12/2015 10:51:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | Latma TV
    The Iranian minister of destruction sings about the bomb
  • WTC: 9/11 Tribute (Music Video - In Reverse)

    09/11/2015 11:44:15 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Dedication WTC via You tube ^ | Uploaded on August 18, 2006 | DedicationWTC
    Links to both videos: I found this first video several years ago on one of the anniversaries of September 11. Who would not want to do some part of the past in reverse...personal or historical? WTC: 9/11 Tribute (Music Video - In Reverse)This second video was made 11 years prior to September 11, 2001. It features the British band Depeche Mode singing atop one of the towers. Seeing the enormity of both buildings...I can feel it in my heart. It makes me feel apprehensive, but also in awe. They were amazing structures. I revisit these two videos and others...
  • Emilio Estefan strikes back with ‘We’re All Mexican' [Anti-Trump Song]

    09/11/2015 3:49:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/15
    Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan is not happy with Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric — and he’s gathering some friends to take a stand against it, according to Billboard reports that Estefan, 62, has enlisted dozens of friends — including Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan — record We’re All Mexican, which he describes as a musical “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.” The track will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean, radio personality Enrique Santos and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés, and will be released in late September. “There’s a message being sent...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 11 September 2015

    09/10/2015 5:58:50 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 85 replies
    September 10, 2015 | 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,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families...
  • [Vanity] Song for Hillary?

    09/09/2015 8:32:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1970s | Some Pop Group
  • When Black Music Was Conservative

    09/05/2015 1:42:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    City Journal ^ | 2015 (Summer) | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American music—especially rap and hip-hop—has become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists’ street credentials. The huge commercial success of casually sexual, scatological, and even nihilistic music feeds an impression that black music has always exhibited such qualities—a cultural narrative dating back at least as far as the advent of Elvis Presley, who, it was said, sexualized popular music by incorporating “Negro” influences. In his classic book Black Music, the...
  • The 3rd of September: A day I'll always remember...

    09/02/2015 10:11:33 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 18 replies
    September 3 | Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
    ...cause that was the day that my daddy died...
  • The TRUMP Fight Song [unofficial] - TRUMP 2016 [Video]

    09/01/2015 2:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/27/15 | Strengthen the US
    Stay motivated and help TRUMP make America great again by sharing the TRUMP FIGHT SONG! [unofficial] TRUMP 2016! Created by a combat veteran who weeps for America. Stop wasting time and do something for your country!
  • Healing Medicine for Strident Times – Reflection on a Teaching on the Liturgy from Joseph Ratzinger

    08/31/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Healing Medicine for Strident Times – A Reflection on a Teaching on the Liturgy from Joseph Ratzinger Msgr. Charles Pope • August 30, 2015 • One of the most concise and cogent descriptions of these often strident times came from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in 1986. It is contained in, of all places, his treatise on the theology of sacred music in a book called The Feast of Faith (Ignatius Press, 1986). His comments have recently been republished in a larger compendium of his works: Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy (Ignatius Press, 2014, Vol 11).It hard to describe our times...
  • Beautiful Christian music link for new traditional God honoring music

    08/30/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 45 replies
    sound cloud ^ | 08/30/15 | UNTO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN
    Friends, this is some of the best modern Christ honoring music you will hear.
  • 'Family woman' Adele will snub £80m world tour to stay home with young son

    08/30/2015 8:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 8/29/15 | Simon Boyle
    Adele is set to turn down an £80 million pay day to tour her new album, because she doesn’t want to travel with her young son, writes Simon Boyle in the Sunday People. The Someone Like You singer has a string of offers from some of the biggest concert organisers all vying to stage her first comeback gigs next year. But she is yet to agree to any gigs at all in 2016 - and has hinted she isn’t prepared to sign up to travel thousands of miles with a young family.
  • Donald Trump needs a "Theme Song"

    08/28/2015 2:46:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 125 replies
    My Dark And Foreboding Mind............... | 08-28-2015 | Red Badger
    Donald Trump needs a theme song for his campaign, to get people more excited. Anybody have any suggestions?
  • ZZ Top - Francine (Original 1972 version)

    08/26/2015 9:54:56 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Great little tune off of ZZ Top's second album (Rio Grande Mud). Original 1972 version.
  • Inside the Burger Restaurant Where Hank Williams Uttered His Last Words

    08/26/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Munchies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mason Adams
    They placed Hank Williams in a wheelchair and hauled him from the Knoxville hotel to his powder-blue Cadillac convertible, where his driver, a college freshman named Charles Carr, waited. Loaded on booze, morphine, chloral hydrate, and vitamin B12, Williams crawled into the back seat, wrapped a blanket around himself, and laid down. Tasked with ferrying Williams to a New Year’s Day gig in Dayton, Ohio, Carr drove out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and into legend. Near midnight, Carr stopped in downtown Bristol, Virginia, to get gas and look for a relief driver. He went to a cab stand and noticed a...
  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • A Playlist for Wednesday, 26th of August in the Year 2015

    08/26/2015 2:09:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Yahoo ^ | 2015-08-26 | various
    Published on Sep 15, 2013 1 From Trunch To Stromness 0:00 2 The Queen Of All Everything 11:58 3 Rogue Bagel 19:50 4 Daisies And Rubies 28:19 5 Signals From Bob 38:37 6 382 Seaside 46:25 7 Roflcopter 53:10 8 A Shower Of Sparks 1:00:32 Music "From Trunch to Stromness" by Ott (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes • eMusic)
  • Foo Fighters Ride Into Westboro Baptist Church Protest With a Rickroll

    08/22/2015 8:52:47 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 12 replies ^ | 8/22/2015 | Ashley Iasimone
    Westboro Baptist Church targeted a Foo Fighters concert at Kansas City's Sprint Center on Friday, Aug. 21, and the band fired back -- with a Rickroll.
  • When Black Music was Conservative [And What Happened Since]

    08/18/2015 9:56:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/18/2015 | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American music—especially rap and hip-hop—has become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists’ street credentials. A few decades ago, however, black popular music—what’s come to be known as “classic soul”—was notable for featuring lyrics that celebrated marriage and downplayed obstacles to black progress. Its lyrics championed the sort of family life that lays the groundwork for upward mobility and the optimism associated with a period of social breakthroughs and economic...
  • Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Song

    08/14/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 March, 2015 | Funnin Gunnin
    This is a parody song about the Hillary Clinton email scandal. It is only one and a half minutes. I thought freepers would enjoy it. I did. Link to YouTube Hillary Clinton Email Scandal SongIt starts with this line: "Goodbye Hillary, Will you ever prove it all that you had your own email, or keep them for yourself?" The keeper line: "It seems to me that you lived your life like a scandal in the wind..."
  • Coming to Spotify: President Obama's music playlists

    08/14/2015 12:49:34 PM PDT · by rey · 25 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2015
    CHILMARK, Mass. — The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify with a pair of playlists it says President Barack Obama created himself. Obama was announcing his daytime and evening summer music lists Friday on his @POTUS official Twitter account. The president's daytime list includes tracks from such artists as Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. His evening lists features music by Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday. The presidential presence on Spotify marks the latest step by the White House to boost its...

    08/13/2015 11:33:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AUgust 12, 2015 | KIPP JONES
    Rev. Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Ashley, might only be 16, but her hair, makeup and accessories are on point, according to her newly recorded rap single, which has been obtained by TMZ.
  • About those child opera singers: here's the deal

    08/12/2015 9:41:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 154 replies ^ | 2/2/2012 | Glenn Winters
    I'm going to let all you music-lovers in on a little secret: we professional musicians don't have much use for the phenomenon of the Child Prodigy. Six year old violinists playing Mendelssohn; ten year old pianists playing Rachmaninov; and especially *shudder* twelve year old girls belting out operatic arias... or country music... or whatever... on national television? Yeah, it's impressive. Sort of. You can keep 'em; I have no interest, especially when it comes to the miniature singers. You know that NPR program "From The Top", featuring adolescent or pre-adolescent performers stunning us with their "maturity" and precocity? I am...
  • Music [trivia] question: Green Acres theme

    08/12/2015 1:22:10 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 66 replies
    Way too early on April 12, 2015 | Self
    In another thread, I came across Donald Trump doing a passable job of the Green Acres theme. Here in the Dallas area, the Ticket sports station has their own variation of the theme. My question to the vast collection of musicologists out there in FReeperland is about the instrumentation deployed on that familiar theme. What in the heck are those instruments that gave it such a distinct, rustic flavor? Was it Moog synthesizers or traditional string and woodwinds? I'll admit to being pretty much of an idiot when it comes to the "behind the scenes" stuff involved in creation of...
  • Cilla Black dead: Legendary TV presenter and singing star dies

    08/02/2015 6:28:10 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | August 2 | Gerard Couzens, Halina Watts & Claire Rutter
    Showbiz legend Cilla, who also had two number one singles at the start of a career stretching over 50 years, died in Spain.... She was championed by The Beatles and enjoyed eleven top ten hits including chart-toppers Anyone Who Had a Heart and You're My World.
  • Post Your Favorite Saturday Night Youtube Songs

    08/01/2015 8:47:25 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 119 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve Earle
    Sometimes I enjoy playing a couple of my favorite songs on Youtube and end up seeing where the sidebar takes me. I started with The Highwayman and now I'm listening to Steve Earl's Copper Head Road. Next up is John Prine and Steve Goodman's Souvenirs If you care to post your favorites, other Freepers might just enjoy the jukebox tonight.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 31 July 2015

    07/30/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 108 replies
    July 30, 2015 | 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,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • 'How the Yardbirds revolutionized rock live on the BBC'

    07/30/2015 10:25:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 52 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 24th July 2015 | Colin Fleming
    'If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the key sonic inventors of the decade. Nope: wasn't any of those collectives of aural innovation who did quite what the Yardbirds did in terms of overhauling sound, never mind that they couldn't keep a steady lineup and were pretty much unclassifiable, save as the dudes who influenced everybody else and...
  • Al Jolson Was No Racist

    07/25/2015 4:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/28/2015
    Contained in the article regarding the fundraiser for the police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case is a description of Al Jolson by the Fraternal Order of Police as an "iconic racist figure." Nothing could be further from the truth and such an egregious slander should not have been allowed to appear in a major daily newspaper ("Venue cancels fundraiser for officers in Gray case," July 23). It is true that Jolson, as did many of his contemporaries, performed in blackface which was originally a racist form of entertainment growing out of the minstrel shows of the 19th century....
  • July 25, 1788: Mozart completes Symphony No. 40 in G minor

    07/25/2015 4:32:10 PM PDT · by nwrep · 47 replies
    Leonard Bernstein and the BSO ^ | July 25, 2015 | nwrep
    On July 25, 1788, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor, the second to last of his symphonies. To Robert Schumann in the 19th century, the symphony was a work of "Grecian lightness and grace," while for a later writer, Alfred Einstein, there are passages that "plunge to the abyss of the soul." Such ambiguity is perhaps apt for one of the greatest works of a composer whose music so frequently defies adequate description. The symphony is cast in the usual four movements; the opening Molto allegro immediately announces something unusual by starting not with characteristic...