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  • Fans outraged after Lynyrd Skynard denounces Confederate flag

    09/20/2012 12:18:47 AM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 71 replies ^ | 9/19/12 | Kyle Rogers
    Now the band has suddenly decided to become political correct. Gary Rossington, the only original member, grovelled to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield. He says he doesn't want to offend anyone by using the Confederate flag. He said the band will no longer display the flag. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama" in 1977. This was three months before the plane crash that killed three of the original members. --SNIP-- The band released a new studio album just days ago ironically titled "Last of A Dying Breed." The band is preparing to go on tour to support their new album. However, there is...
  • Classical Music Ping Please A Classical Station Lost to Airwaves Here Now on Net

    09/19/2012 8:48:33 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    WBACH ^ | 09.19.20 | Chickensoup We lost the local classical station on our airwaves and have found it on the net and want to share it. If you enjoy classical 24/7 these are the folks to tune in. And no annoying nasal NPR-types to with fruity nasal tones and pretentious words to ruin perfectly fine music.
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • Nicki Minaj puts Mitt rumors to rest. She’s all in for President Obama

    09/10/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    Nicki Minaj thanked President Obama for “understanding” her on Monday, after he expressed doubt that she had actually backed Mitt Romney in a buzzed-about mixtape track. During a radio interview with Orlando’s Power 95.3, Obama was asked about a new Minaj rhyme that appeared to endorse the GOP candidate. "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b----es are f---ing up the economy," Minaj raps on the track "Mercy," part of Lil Wayne's latest release.
  • Dorothy McGuire of McGuire Sisters dies at 84

    09/09/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 38 replies
    AP via Foxnews ^ | September 9, 2012
    PHOENIX – Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen Williamson said. She had Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia. The McGuire Sisters earned six gold records for hits including 1954's "Sincerely" and 1957's "Sugartime." The sisters were known for their sweet harmonies and identical outfits and hairdos.
  • Inspiration for the 8-Track---Mad Man Muntz

    09/08/2012 8:38:13 PM PDT · by djone · 48 replies
    ^ The second main commercial application was in the field of auto sound. Earl "Madman" Muntz was a former Kaiser-Frazer automobile dealer who had earned his nickname through his loud, flamboyant television commercials. His motto was "I buy 'em retail and sell 'em wholesale. It's more fun that way!" Already a national celebrity by the 1950s, he soon jumped from auto sales to electronics, opening a chain of television retail outlets. ....Muntz had inexpensive Fidelipac players custom manufactured in Japan, and licensed the music of several record companies for duplication on carts. Even though the players were intended to be...
  • Older freeper needs MP3 Player vs. I-Pod advice from younger freepers (vanity)

    09/08/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 55 replies ^ | 8 September 2012 | A plea for help
    So here's the deal: After years of sacrafice, debt and driving a very old car to get three daughters through college and independent, they have made it possible for us to drive a vehicle as new as your average food stamp receipient. Not only does it have a beautiful sounding CD player (all but the radio was shot on our old car), but it also has one of those plug-in things. The girls tell us we need to buy an I-Pod or MP3 player of at least 4 gigabytes and a connecting cord to plug in so we can enjoy...
  • (WFMU RADIO) The Rise & Fall of MP3 Blogs

    09/04/2012 10:41:09 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    WFMU Radio ^ | August 22, 2012 | Casey Rae
    The history of the MP3 is one of technological innovation, consumer demand and all-too-persistent litigation, often against those very consumers who embraced the format in the heady post-Napster days. The story of this resilient digital audio file has been recounted many times — from the recording industry’s early wars of attrition to the MP3s role in the filesharing explosion to the bloggers who help curate an oversaturated music marketplace. What doesn’t garner as much discussion is how the MP3 format — celebrated, reviled or somewhere in-between — has come to define the digital music experience, both for millions of listeners,...
  • Nicki Minaj, Republican? She raps support for Mitt Romney

    09/03/2012 10:02:41 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 20 replies ^ | 9/3/2012
    If you were wondering who Nicki Minaj was planning to vote for in November, wonder no more: Like Clint Eastwood, she's a Mitt Romney fan. In an appearance on Lil Wayne's new mixtape, "Dedication 4," the platinum-selling rapper says she's not particularly thrilled at the job President Obama has done so far. She puts it a little more bluntly. As noted by hip-hop site Rap Dose, Minaj raps, "I'm a Republican votin' for Mitt Romney/You lazy b****es is f***in' up the economy." Of note: Minaj's pro-Romney rap comes over Kanye West and GOOD Music's "Mercy." The president famously called West...
  • Hal David, Burt Bacharach's songwriting partner, dies at 91

    09/01/2012 7:57:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zap2It ^ | 09/01/2012 | Ric Porter
    Hal David, who partnered with Burt Bacharach to write some of the best-known songs in pop music, has died. David, who won an Oscar and a Grammy for his work, died Saturday (Sept. 1) in Los Angeles, the New York Times reports. He was 91 years old. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist who in the 1960s and ’70s gave pop music vernacular the questions “What’s It All About?,” “What’s New, Pussycat?,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and “What Do You Get When You Fall in Love?,” "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head," died on Saturday in Los...
  • Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91 (collaborated with Burt Bacharach)

    09/01/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bob Thomas and Christopher Weber
    Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to his wife Eunice David.
  • The Voters - Blame It On Bush (Music Video)

    09/03/2012 2:45:33 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | The Voters
    Click on photo or here to go to YouTube The Voters Web Site
  • John Cage Centennial Festival: Will it silence critics?

    09/02/2012 4:05:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/2/12 | Anne Midgette
    To many artists, he was one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century. To some musicians, he is underrated: branded, unfairly, more important as a thinker than a composer. And to a large segment of the public, he’s a charlatan: a man who convinced some people that sitting onstage in silence for four minutes and 33 seconds could be construed as performing a work of music. John Cage — composer, philosopher, visual artist, mushroom enthusiast — would have been 100 years old on Wednesday. This week Washington, usually somewhat conservative in its musical tastes, is challenging its own...
  • ROXY MUSIC: 'Both Ends Burning' 1975

    08/31/2012 11:34:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Roxy Music were an English art-rock group formed by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards), electronic music pioneer Brian Eno (synthesizer and 'treatments'), and others in 1971... A mere 12 months later, the band had attained huge popular -and critical- success in the UK and Europe that lasted right-on-through the 1970s and into early 80s, beginning with the Top-10 debut album Roxy Music in 1972.  Roxy Music was an astonishingly talented and innovative group, both in sound and trailblazing 'glam' stage show.  The band was highly influential, a significant source of inspiration to much of the English punk scene and a model for...
  • CNN Questions Use of MY GIRL at Republican Convention

    08/30/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Calpublican · 24 replies
    Vanity | 8/30/2012 | Calpublican
    This a.m. CNN interviewed the last living original member of the Diamonds and asked if he minded that the RNC used My Girl after Ann Romney's speech. (Wonder if they will similarly interview musicians after the DNC Convention.) The gentleman, an Obama supporter, said he was glad the song "transcends borders." Anyone else see this?
  • Hurricane - Leon Everette

    08/29/2012 12:16:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    "Hurricane" is the title of a song co-written by Thom Schuyler, Keith Stegall and Stewart Harris, and recorded by American singer Leon Everette. It was released in July 1981 as the lead single from Everette's RCA Records album Hurricane. It is Everette's highest-charting single, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in September 1981.
  • Taliban Behead 17 for Singing and Dancing

    08/28/2012 12:34:14 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies ^ | 8/27/2012 | MUHAMMAD LILA and ALEEM AGHA
    The Taliban beheaded 17 people, including two women, for attending a mixed-gender party where there was music and dancing, Afghan officials reported today. The decapitated bodies were abandoned at a roadside in southern Afghanistan, according to Mullah Sharafuddin, the governor of Kajaki district in Helmand province. All 17 bodies, including those of two women, were decapitated, but it was not clear if they had been shot first.
  • Taliban Beheads 17 for Partaking in Music Celebration

    08/27/2012 2:27:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Taliban insurgents beheaded 17 civilians, including two women, in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the nation's Interior Ministry said Monday. According to reports, people had reportedly gathered for a celebration and were playing music and dancing. Insurgents, who did not approve of the event, beheaded those involved. Helmand provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said the attack occurred in the Musa Qala district. It was not clear whether the victims had been shot prior to the beheadings, he said. "The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan condemns this inhumane and cowardly act of the enemies of peace and stability and expresses its...
  • Sunday Music - Armstrong

    08/26/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 9 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 26th August 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With the passing of Neil Armstrong, arguably one of the most celebrated of all the Astronauts, and with a name nearly everyone recognises, we are all of us saddened at the passing of a gentle and unassuming man, who always said that he was just doing his job. In 1971, one of the most well known Australian Country singers, Reg Lindsay, released a song dedicated to Neil Armstrong. The song, written by John Stewart from The Kingston Trio, was a huge hit here in Australia, crossing over into the mainstream Popular Music Charts and making it into the Top Ten,...
  • OPS Surgical Song Singing

    08/25/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 Aug 12 | Andy Stanford