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  • Chris Christie plans tribute for Whitney Houston

    02/15/2012 7:34:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 14, 2012
    New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie will reportedly plan a public tribute for famed performer Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the age of 48. “Obviously, Whitney Houston was an important part of the fabric – the cultural fabric of this state,” Mr. Christie said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that Houston, a Newark native, is in the “pantheon of great New Jersey musical talents” like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. “Her terribly premature death is an awful loss for her family and the incredible New Jersey musical family,” he said. “Our prayers are with her family,”...
  • Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorum

    02/15/2012 12:17:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Politico click ^ | 2/15/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else.” As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there.” Still, Mustaine would pick any of the GOP candidates over President Barack Obama. "I'm just hoping...
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Wants Rick Santorum To Win Presidency

    02/14/2012 5:49:47 PM PST · by writer33 · 82 replies
    Audio Radio Ink ^ | 02/14/12 | Anne Erickson
    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, apparently, is big into politics. When recently asked by Music Radar for his views on U.S. politics, Mustaine candidly stated that he hopes Rick Santorum takes over the White House after the 2012 election and gave his reasons. “Looking at the Republican candidates, I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund,” said the self-proclaimed Republican musician. “Where does a guy make that much money? So there [are] some questions there. And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a...
  • Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker/Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry?

    02/13/2012 10:11:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 109 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 11, 2012.
    Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry? Science has found the formula. -Excerpt- Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an "appoggiatura." An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. "This generates tension in the listener," said Martin...
  • Adele: "Sarah Palin made my career". New Queen of Pop credits Palin for success in US

    02/13/2012 1:10:27 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 17 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Robert Copsey
    Adele has revealed that she believes Sarah Palin is responsible for her success in the US. The singer, whose debut album 19 peaked at number ten on the Billboard album chart, believes the American politician's appearance alongside her on Saturday Night Live bolstered her fanbase in the country. "Sarah Palin made my career by coming on that show," she told Attitude.
  • Adele - Rolling In The Deep

    02/12/2012 7:34:13 PM PST · by navysealdad · 85 replies
    Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" won record and song of the year. Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Paul Epworth and Adele, who described it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune. It is considered to be a crossover hit, the biggest in the United States from the past 25 years, gaining airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single of the album. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.
  • Soundtrack To A Re-Election: Obama's Playlist Unveiled

    02/10/2012 10:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 10, 2012
    Soundtrack To A Re-Election: Obama's Playlist Unveiled The soundtrack to Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been unveiled, and it reveals the political condundrum faced by his image makers. 10 Feb 2012 The President must walk a thin line in the run up to November's election, empathising with voters haunted by tough economic times, while still pushing home the message that he is improving things, and making it clear that there is hope for a better future. Mr Obama's eclectic playlist contains music by campaign-trail perennials like U2, the usual gritty ballad from Bruce Springsteen and soul classics reflecting his crossover...
  • “American Pie” explained. The Song By Don Mclean

    Songs like “Revolution” by The Beatles, which was clearly suspicious of violent revolution and uprisings, as well as “American Pie” by Don McLean. Many people think that the song “American Pie” is about the death of Buddy Holly and other musicians in a plane crash, but Glenn presented a reading of the lyrics on radio and showed how it could also be seen as a warning against the danger of violent uprisings. “ I’ve never understood I drove the Chevy to the levee, I didn’t know what that was. Let’s just start there on the simple part because Chevy, just...
  • This Is Madison Rising's New Pro-Second Amendment Music Video (video)

    02/02/2012 10:58:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Madison Rising
    This is a music video by Madison Rising. If you have enough bandwidth, the lyrics and images are positive. They include pictures of Sarah McKinley, the young mother who defended herself and her child in Oklahoma.
  • 10-foot Gibson guitars arrive in Waukesha

    02/01/2012 11:51:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2-1-12 | Laurel Walker
    Waukesha - Ten 10-foot tall guitars, modeled after the Les Paul Gibson, arrived on a flatbed trailer - guarded by a mammoth fiberglass bulldog - Tuesday morning, a sure sign that the GuitarTown Project is for real. The Gibson Foundation and Mayor Jeff Scrima announced earlier this month that Waukesha had been selected for the project, following on the heels of cities such as Los Angeles, Nashville and London. In other GuitarTown Project cities, the guitars typically were decorated by artists, often signed by celebrities and auctioned off to raise money for charity. Later Tuesday, a Waukesha steering committee planned...
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • Peter and the Wolf Must Be Paid

    01/24/2012 2:29:28 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 5 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-24-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a treaty did not exceed Congressional authority in the copyright clause of the Constitution. In a Jan. 18 ruling on Golan v. Holder, the court held 6-2 that a treaty seeking to equalize copyright protection on an international basis, called the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, did not exceed ...
  • Occupy movement gets help from musical friends (Yoko Ono tells freeloaders, "Buy our stuff!")

    01/24/2012 3:06:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Occupy movement gets help from musical friendsJanuary 24, 2012 NEW YORK, Jan 24 — Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson are among dozens of artists contributing to “Occupy This Album”, to raise money for the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, a publicity firm said yesterday. Workhouse public relations said the album would be released in the spring “as a celebration that provides a musical voice and ultimately through record sales, financial support to fortify the movement’s continuation”. The album is being put together by Occupy Wall Street solidarity group “Music for Occupy”. Other artists involved...
  • Kick-Ass Music Video: Stabbing Westward “Save Yourself”

    01/21/2012 9:10:20 AM PST · by sarah palin rocks · 23 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | January 21, 2012 | derised1
    This is one of my fave music videos. I wanted to share with you all before SOPA and PIPA kicks in. lol
  • Etta James has passed away - KFI/Los Angeles

    01/20/2012 8:50:09 AM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 29 replies
    1/20/12 | KFI- Los Angeles
    KFI Radio in Los Angeles is reporting that Etta James has just passed away. Further info to follow as it becomes available.
  • 'Anti-Islamic' band nominated for Norway's top music prize [libs. upset]

    01/15/2012 6:35:22 PM PST · by Milagros · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 13, 2012
    Black metal band notorious for lyrics attacking Muslims nominated for Norwegian answer to the Grammys Controversial nomination … Norwegian band Taake have lyrics attacking Muslims A notoriously "anti-Islamic" band has been nominated for Norway's top metal prize. Taake are one of six nominees for a prestigious Spellemann award, despite a song that declares: "To hell with Muhammad and the Muhammadans!" "Norway will soon awaken!" read the lyrics to Orkan (Hurricane), on Taake's album Noregs Vaapen. The Spellemanns are Norway's equivalent of the Brits or the Grammys, and Noregs Vaapen is nominated for best metal album. Elsewhere on Orkan, singer Ørjan...
  • Some "classic" (older) workout songs for the more "seasoned" (older) posters (ecumenical exercise)

    01/11/2012 8:59:01 AM PST · by Heart-Rest · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Here are some links to "vintage" exercise / workout songs to incorporate into your brand new New Year's resolution exercise routine. (With an appreciative nod to FReeper "Winstons Julia" for the original idea.)   Feel free to add your own "more classic" / "further aged" exercise workout song suggestions and links to the list. I have to go run an errand right now, but I will check back later to see if there is more than just this "1" post on this thread (if I can remember to do that).   :-) Bits and Pieces Hippy Hippy Shake Twist and Shout Funky Broadway...
  • French Musicians to Compose Obama’s 2012 Anthem

    01/10/2012 8:39:12 PM PST · by Cincinna · 56 replies · 1+ views
    le Figaro in English ^ | January 10 2012 | Brenna M. T. Daldorph
    Two young French songsters from Bordeaux have been chosen to write the official song of the 2012 Obama campaign for reelection. The song entitled What More is scarcely finished. Yet beginning in March, it will become the official hymn of the Barack Obama campaign. Obama chose two young French musicians, Tony Jazz and Mathieu Billon, to create a song that would rejuvenate his image  “It is a song directed at young people,” said Tony Jazz. The song itself is composed from American soul singer Al Green’s song What More Do You Want From Me integrated with clips of Obama’s speeches....
  • Boogie Woogie Icon Dies

    01/09/2012 8:41:03 PM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 2+ views
    East Texans and blues lovers everywhere are mourning the loss of a Boogie-Woogie icon. Omar Sharriff died Sunday morning in his home in Marshall, Texas. He was called the last living link to that style of blues music. Today, many are celebrating his life and contributions to keep Boogie-Woogie alive. "He was one of the world's greatest Boogie-Woogie blues piano player, without a doubt," said friend and caretaker, Jack Canson. "He played with all of the greats. You can't name a great blues man he didn't play with... or woman." Canson also co-manages the Marshall, Texas Boogie Woogie Program. Sharriff...