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  • Yacht Rock

    06/28/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 67 replies
    The term "Yacht Rock" did not exist during the time when Yacht Rock was at its peak (roughly 1976-1984). I believe the term came into common usage when, in the late 2000s, an obscure TV show of that same name celebrated that era in "mockumentary" fashion. Yet Yacht Rock is a perfect description of the smooth, polished pop songs that came out of recording studios during that era by artists like Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Little River Band, and Boz Scaggs, just to name a few. When listening to this music, one can almost picture oneself plying the...
  • Chris Squire, bassist for "Yes," dead at 67

    06/28/2015 2:50:55 PM PDT · by LS · 104 replies
    Rolling Stone | 6/28/2015 | LS
    A rock icon, Chris Squire, bassist of "Yes," died at age 67 of leukemia, which was only recently diagnosed.
  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 11:22:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | June 28, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. EDT | Evan Minsker
    Chris Squire—the bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes—died last night following his battle with leukemia, according to a statement from the band. Since he started the group with Jon Anderson in 1968 until he was diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia in 2015, Squire was the only constant member of the group. He was 67. Squire grew up in central London, where, in 1964, he was suspended from school for having long hair. He played in a few bands in the 1960s, including the Selfs, the Syn, and Mabel Greer's Toyshop. It was through that last band that he met...
  • Grateful Dead goodbye starts with parking lot busts, serious stage jams

    06/28/2015 8:02:31 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 at 6:32 AM | Geoff Edgers
    The undercover cops didn’t help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldn’t talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown – pins and t-shirts – and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerry’s face. Ouch... Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart won’t...
  • CNN Films presents: Glen Campbell - I'll Be Me documentary [tonight 9PM)

    06/28/2015 5:43:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 6-28-15 | cnn
    A beautiful, funny, inspiring film about music superstar Glen Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's disease before and throughout his sold-out "Goodbye Tour."
  • Smells like middle-aged spirit - boom in big outdoor music festivals may not be sustainable

    06/27/2015 10:12:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 27th 2015 | no byline - The live music industry
    TO JUDGE by the crowds making their way to Glastonbury Festival on June 24th, it is a good time to be in the music industry. This week nearly 200,000 revellers set up camp across several fields in Somerset, where the festival has been held nearly every year since it first started as a small, hippyish event in 1970. Now hundreds of live bands and DJs will perform on 90 stages over five days. Each punter pays Ł225 ($353) for the experience, which, thanks to the damp British weather, tends to be a muddy one. Glastonbury is perhaps the most striking...
  • FReeper Canteen - Favorite Summer Songs - 26 June 2015

    06/25/2015 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Publius · 316 replies
    Our Troops Rock! | 25 June 2015 | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Favorite Summer Songs ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The Jamies: “Summertime, Summertime” ”Summertime” from Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Are the good times really over for good

    06/25/2015 1:02:03 PM PDT · by eastforker · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | long ago | hankwilliams jr
    Yeah, it is Hank, says it well.
  • Donald Trump Launches Twitter Attack on 'Total Hypocrite' Neil Young

    06/24/2015 8:54:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/24 | Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    Presidential candidate, real estate mogul, and reality television personality Donald Trump is taking his beef with Neil Young to the next level. SNIP On Wednesday, Trump fired off a number of tweets criticizing Young for being a "total hypocrite." He claimed Young attempted to do a business deal with him and even recently invited him to a concert. Trump included a photo of Young in his office and partial images of documents as proof of his claim the singer recently asked him for money for "an audio deal:" Trump added that he didn't even think Young's music was one of...
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • Taylor Swift boycotts Apple over tech giant's new streaming service decision not to pay artists

    06/21/2015 11:11:24 AM PDT · by dennisw · 102 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 21 June 2015 | By Afp
    The superstar said Sunday that she will not allow her album '1989' on Apple's new streaming service She explained on Tumblr that this was because the tech giant will not pay for songs streamed during free trial period These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much.' Swift's '1989' was by far the top-selling US album last year and remains high on charts - insisted that she was speaking for all artists and not just herself. Swift found the...
  • Many Indie Labels May Refuse to Sign Apple Music Contract

    06/20/2015 10:34:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Steve Knopper
    "There definitely seems to be a coalescing of opinions to opt out," one indie label executive tells Rolling Stone Days after Apple executives announced their splashy new music-streaming service last week before a roaring crowd of developers in San Francisco, they presented 250-page licensing contracts to skeptical independent record labels. Indie sources say the tech giant does not intend to pay them royalties for Apple Music's free, heavily marketed, three-month trial period — and many are refusing to sign. "I hesitate to say 'everyone,' but a lot of independent labels are of the same mind — that it's kind of...
  • The Blasphemy Awards for Music (for June 2015)

    06/20/2015 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Moseley · 27 replies
    BARBWIRE.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    The greatest force now unfolding on planet Earth – driving all the events of history – is the Church abandoning Christ. With a few important exceptions, the Christian Church has stopped being Christian. The Ex-Church doesn’t really believe in an actual God at all anymore. In modern America, the majority of Christians now reject the actual gospel of Jesus Christ. Sin doesn’t matter anymore. You don’t need to repent these days. Just like the joke about how to get rich in your sleep without even trying, now we can be forgiven without ever feeling regret, without changing our behavior, and...
  • Favorite Female vocalists ?

    06/19/2015 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 433 replies
    today | Me
    While I have a handful or more favorites, I am curious who my fellow freepers elevate to the top of their list? My list starts with; Annie Lennox Kate Bush Tracey Thorn (Everything but the Girl) And oddly enough Cindi Lauper There's soo many more. Dolly Parton is right up there.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 20 June 2015

    06/19/2015 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 279 replies
    Our Troops Rock !!!!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Top Rankings of Ska

    06/18/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    IN 1964, at the height of the ska craze, Edward Seaga, Jamaica's minister of social welfare and economic development, invited Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (BL&D) to his West Kingston constituency to revel in a sound that was rocking Kingston's clubs. "Byron, myself and Ken Lazarus went down there and he (Seaga) said 'listen to this'. We heard these guys making amazing music," recalled BL&D lead singer Keith Lyn. That "amazing music" was ska. The West Kingston trip inspired Lazarus and Lyn to write Jamaican Ska, which remains one of the band's biggest hits. It is one of 20 songs...
  • Iron Maiden Announce New Album ‘The Book of Souls’

    06/18/2015 4:45:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 27 replies
    Loudwire.com ^ | 6/18/2015 | Chad Childers
    It’s on! Iron Maiden revealed earlier this year that they were holding off on releasing a new album while Bruce Dickinson dealt with a cancerous tumor. But Dickinson has received treatment and got the “all clear” from doctors, and now fans can get ready for Maiden’s new album, The Book of Souls, coming on Sept. 4.
  • Neil Young: Donald Trump 'not authorized' to rock in the free world

    06/16/2015 4:08:26 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 108 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06/16/2015 | Randy Lewis
    Billionaire Donald Trump, a Republican, announced his bid for the presidency with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” blasting in the background, and once again a political candidate has associated himself with a rock star without the endorsement of said star. “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin' in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” Young, 69, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday through his longtime manager, Elliot Roberts. “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America,” referring to the U.S. senator from Vermont...
  • How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy

    06/15/2015 7:35:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 87 replies
    Anti Media ^ | May 20, 2015 | Claire Bernish
    (ANTIMEDIA) A recent study served to confirm the patently obvious: song lyrics for the most popular genres of music are ridiculously obtuse — and getting worse over time. Though this might not be a revelation, the figures are distressing indicators of both an intellectually vapid societal and cultural future as well as its apparent inevitability. If you’ve already moved away from Billboard music, congratulations, you refuse to be insulted. But if you haven’t, or if you’re concerned about pop culture trends acting as portents of systemic dysfunction, you should probably pay attention. Andrew Powell-Morse of SeatSmart studied the “Lyric Intelligence”...
  • Bizarre Court Case Puts a Violinist, and Leipzig String Quartet, in an Unflattering Light

    06/12/2015 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 139 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 June 2015 | Michael Cooper
    The violinist Stefan Arzberger had planned to play the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn with his colleagues in the Leipzig String Quartet later this month at Wigmore Hall in London, where he fondly recalls once sipping sherry with patrons after a concert.Instead he finds himself facing a charge of attempted murder in New York City, accused of barging naked into the room of a 64-year-old woman at a Midtown hotel he was staying in while on tour this spring and trying to strangle her. His defense is hardly less lurid: His lawyers say he was drugged by a prostitute...
  • Iran Nuclear Facilities Hacked, Stations Made To Play AC/DC

    08/08/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    nextpowerup.com ^ | August 8, 2014 10:36 PDT | Seth Fitzgerald
    The Stuxnet virus reportedly created by the combined forces of the American and Israeli governments ravaged Iran's nuclear program between 2009 and 2010, destroying thousands of machines and effectively crippling the country's nuclear efforts.But this wasn't enough for the attackers. They wanted to show what real power was like.And so they made the facilities' hijacked work stations play AC/DC."There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out," wrote an Iranian scientist in an email. "I believe it was the American band AC-DC Thunderstruck. It was...
  • Ten black composers whose works deserve to be heard more often

    06/11/2015 2:54:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/2/2015 | John Lewis
    The newly formed Chineke orchestra aims to include a work by a composer of ethnicity in each of its concert programmes. John Lewis looks at some of the neglected writers whose music might finally get an airing
  • I'm REALLY enjoying this

    06/08/2015 2:08:11 PM PDT · by knarf · 36 replies
    youtube ^ | June 8, 2015 | knarf
    I'm always looking for pleasant, un-interfering background/research music
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin Cafe ~ 5 June 2015

    06/04/2015 5:57:52 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 146 replies
    June 4, 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...
  • What A Day! by Ted Weems and his Orchestra, 1929

    06/04/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1929 | Ted Weems
    Vocal by Parker Gibbs. Recorded June, 1929.
  • Apple's relaunch of Beats Music said to cost $10 a month

    06/02/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/02/15 | Joan E. Solsman
    Unlike Spotify, the new incarnation of the streaming music service under Apple won't have a way to listen to anything on demand for free, according to a report. The new Beats Music may look different from the old Beats Music, but it will feel just the same to your wallet. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported Monday that Apple's subscription streaming service will have the standard $10-a-month price to listen to any song on demand. Other outlets had reported previously that Apple was negotiating with labels to have a lower price but failed to win that concession. The...
  • The Knack - My Sharona live

    05/31/2015 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1979 | The Knack
    Link to music video also Here The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released as part of their debut album (Get the Knack) in 1979. The song was based on a real person, named Sharona Alperin. She was 17 when she met Fieger, who was 25 when he met her. Sharon Alperin has been a very succesful real estate agent for many years. The guitar solo and the song's rift have been cited by many bands as pure classic rock. In fact, the song was on President G.W. Bush's nano when he was in office and...
  • Clay Seal May Be Oldest Depiction of Music and Revelry in Israel

    An ancient seal unearthed in northern Israel may depict a woman playing a musical instrument during a sacred marriage rite between a king and a goddess. The mysterious seal, which decorates a shard of a 5,000-year-old clay storage vessel, could be the oldest known depiction of a musical performance in Israel, archaeologists say. "This is when most of the cultic impressions from Israel depict dancing figures or the feasting scene in which the female and male figures are shown facing each other, in the rite just before their sexual encounter," the researchers said.
  • Why Frank Sinatra Still Matters

    05/29/2015 1:23:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29 | Geoff Edgers
    “Frank is just like you. Just like me. Only bigger.” — George Schlatter, a friend Let’s get one thing straight. There can’t be another Frank. These days, you don’t operate on that plane and get away with it. Was he in the Mob? Was he an informer? Did he ruin Ava Gardner, sleep with Marilyn, throw a plate against a restaurant wall just because they cooked the pasta too long? Come on, al dente! Act like that today and you’d be TMZ’d faster than you can tweet Alec Baldwin. But that’s just behavior. Flip on your TV and you’ll understand...
  • Favorite Songs about Teens.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 5~29~15

    05/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by fatima · 246 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Teens.~ Frankie Valli - Grease *Video* EVERLY BROTHERS - Wake up little Susie (1957) *Video*
  • CRB Killed the Radio Star

    05/28/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    It’s the Buggles and 1979 all over again. Except this time it’s not video killing the radio star, it’s the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatening to kill Internet radio. “I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two Lying awake intent at tuning in on you If I was young it didn't stop you coming through” Why does it matter? Well, as my teenage daughters made clear to me over the holiday weekend, their favorite Internet radio platform is with them all the time, wherever they go, on whatever device. Don’t mess with their music. After church this past...
  • Mansions of the Lord -- West Point Glee Club

    05/25/2015 9:23:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | John Langslov and others
    In honor of Memorial Day and the fallen. This is a moving tribute by the West Point Glee Club with pictures collected by John Langslov. Solos by Ronan Tynan and Sgt. McKenzie. If this does not bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart.
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVquVTogDQ
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 May 2015

    05/21/2015 5:57:37 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 123 replies
    May 21, 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, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • CRB Digital Royalties Jack Up Could Signal Coda for Struggling Digital Music Streamers

    05/20/2015 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    Next week, members of the Copyright Royalty Board, three of the most powerful people you have never heard of will decide how to shift millions, heck, billions of dollars from one set of players to another.The CRB is the sole arbitrator of all matters of music royalties and it is about to issue a death sentence to digital music services, like Spotify and Pandora. Every five years, the board reviews royalties paid by digital streaming services. The board's troika is set up as a panel of administrative law judges, Suzanne Barnett, chief copyright royalty judge; David Stricker, economics judge and...
  • Taylor Swift: "Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born"

    05/19/2015 2:03:34 PM PDT · by rightistight · 124 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/19/15 | Aurelius
    In a newly released interview, Taylor Swift said that she believes “misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." Ms. Swift was heavily criticized by feminists in 2012 when she stated that the word "feminist" was "too strong" a word to describe her. In the last three years, however, her opinions have changed. Today, Ms. Swift believes that feminism is “probably the most important" thing that women can get involved with. According to the young star, inequality is difficult to overcome because “misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." She continued, “So to...
  • When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia

    05/18/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    Broadstreet Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | David M Perkins
    On May 18, 1891, a lovely spring day, at 3 o’clock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrived in Philadelphia without fanfare. There was to be a concert of his music that evening, the last he would conduct in the United States. The dervish tour had begun on April 26 in New York City, where he had been invited by Walter Damrosch, director of the New York Symphony for the grand opening of what was then called “Music Hall” (later to be formally designated as Carnegie Hall). That invitation was supported by no less a luminary than Andrew Carnegie himself. In New York,...
  • Background music

    05/18/2015 3:41:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | May 18, 2015 | knarf, variious
    Always lookin' for chill while surfin'
  • Ok this may sound dumb, and I do on occasion...

    05/17/2015 12:55:38 PM PDT · by waterhill · 32 replies
    today | me
    Michael Berry. I only get to listen to up here in DFW on Saturdays: He was playing the best theme songs for westerns (movies and tv shows). He played a long version of Ecstasy of Gold from Good,Bad, and Ugly. It took a long while to build up to the diva, I cannot find it on anything on the net. Just wondering if there is a CD available. It was longer than what I have found on the net. It is stuck in my head like an arrow, I dislike mysteries. Help me.
  • Time again, to get ready for church

    05/17/2015 3:25:47 AM PDT · by knarf · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | May 17, 2015 | knarf
    Got some nice rain the last couple of days ...
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions,” Mr. King said...
  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

    05/15/2015 10:50:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/15/2015 | Todd Leopold
    (CNN)Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.
  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    05/14/2015 11:02:11 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 94 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ken Ritter
    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
  • James Taylor is backing Hillary for president

    05/14/2015 10:50:18 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 5/14/15 | Ap
    James Taylor is backing Hillary for president By Associated Press Barack Obama supporter James Taylor doesn’t just think the U.S. president is great — he believes Obama is the greatest of all-time. “I’ve been watching politics since (Dwight) Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and Obama is my favorite, favorite president,” Taylor said in an interview Wednesday. “I am just thankful for every day that he’s in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know.”
  • Looking for musicians to start a fun Oldies band. (Vanity)

    05/11/2015 10:16:52 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 7 replies
    5/11/15 | A Navy Vet
    I live in South Orange County, CA and since my health is getting better, I'm looking for older musicians who would enjoy starting an Oldies band just for fun. No big ideas for large play dates, but those who love those songs and can come over to my house to play, we will have fun and take it from there. Who knows could develop?
  • 30 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Releases His Solo Debut, 'Mr. Bad Guy'

    05/11/2015 5:55:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    ....Mercury‘s debut was the perfect solo album, in that it became a outlet for his inclination toward non-rock music away from Queen and never threatened his group’s integrity. In fact, it may have gotten Queen back on track. Released on April 29, 1985, Mr. Bad Guy.... Mr. Bad Guy became a labor of love, as Mercury took almost two years to pick and choose which portions of his Queen legacy intrigued him most.
  • 50 years ago, the song 'Satisfaction' was born in Clearwater

    05/10/2015 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 10th, 2015 | By JAY CRIDLIN
    he pool is still there. It's shrouded by palm fronds and heavy gates, but it's there. Stand on Pierce Street, beyond the walls of the Fort Harrison Hotel, and you can hear families splashing, even smell the chlorine. Close your eyes and picture this pool a half-century ago. Picture the Rolling Stones, then a scrum of scrawny Brits in lounge chairs... Depending on the legend you believe, it was here, 50 years ago while in town for a concert on May 6, 1965, that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger wrote (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. It's the Rolling Stones' signature...
  • Songs We Love: Prince, 'Baltimore' (‘Let’s Take All the Guns Away’)

    05/09/2015 8:06:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ann Powers
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK) In a sly way, Prince has always been a political artist. Like Marcel Duchamp upending the art world with his readymades, he stormed the pop scene courting controversy, but always with a wink. Like Bob Dylan throwing down signs in the video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues," he sent out messages – some of them explicit, as in his anti-nuclear plea "Ronnie Talk To Russia" and the more recent call to the streets, "MARZ" – but scrambled them in ways that made them both poetic and prophetic. Like Jimi Hendrix, he's made bold statements within a veil of feedback and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 8 May 2015

    05/07/2015 5:57:47 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    May 7, 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, 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...
  • Who is your favorite rock band ever?

    05/02/2015 8:51:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 244 replies
    I saw The Doobie Brothers and Don Felder (Eagles) last night and they still sound great. Eagles are my all-time favorite. I never get tired of listening to them. I'm a believer in rock keeping us young!