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  • Fans outraged after Lynyrd Skynard denounces Confederate flag

    09/20/2012 12:18:47 AM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 71 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 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
    http://www.wbachradio.com/index.php http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/nassau/?callsign=WBACHFM&playnextauto=true 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
    Brighthub.com ^ | 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
    Zap2it.com ^ | 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
    ABCNews.com ^ | 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
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  • The RNC needs a good campaign theme song.(Vanity)

    08/25/2012 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Shqipo · 45 replies
    Vanity
    Everytime a Republican starts playing a song at a rally, a liberal musician starts crying to stop it. I think I found one that might work that is patriotic, hopeful, and would serve Romney/Ryan well. As the RNC has no skill in this stuff, perhaps we might offer them some options.
  • the top 5 most conservative messages in popular music (Conservative rather than patriotic)

    08/24/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 26 replies
    24/08/12 | Phil.K
    OK here are the 5 songs from popular music ( obviously not hymns) which I believe most embellish a conservative work ethic. 1) Life's what you make it-Talk Talk 2) Everything's alright-OST Jesus Christ Superstar ( Rice, lloyd Webber) 3) Stand by your man -Tammy Wynett 4) The devil went down to Georgia-Charlie Daniels Theme tune to the Flashing Blade " You've got to fight for what you want"
  • A Gift to My Musical FReeper Friends

    08/22/2012 10:41:49 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/23/12 | RightOnline
    Tough times. So many close to me are enduring such hard times. Our beloved country is under attack from so many forces. We deal with so many issues, problems daily.... I merely wish to offer the gift of music to my fellow FReepers. Music is a gift from God. I'm a guitarist of over 40 years; music has gotten me through so much.... Sit back....crank up your speakers.....and listen to one of the most amazing live performances you will ever hear. This is my man, Gary Moore....live, in Stockholm, in 1987 playing "Empty Rooms". If you don't know Gary's work,...
  • What does "kumbaya" mean?

    08/22/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Straight Dope ^ | September 11, 1998 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: This has probably been answered somewhere before, but I was getting my teeth drilled that day. Just what does kumbaya mean? — F. Pierson, via the Internet
  • 'San Francisco' singer-songwriter Scott Mckenzie dies aged 73

    08/19/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 49 replies
    Noise11.com ^ | 19th August 2012 | Paul Cashmere
    'Scott McKenzie has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73. ‘If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair’ is one of the great hippy songs of its era and defined San Francisco in the 60s. Scott was born Philip Blondheim on 10 January, 1939. He died on Saturday in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital.'
  • Liberal Musician 'Rages' in Diatribe Aimed at Paul Ryan

    08/18/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2012 | Ryan Robertson
    Contrary to popular belief, 'Paul Ryan is not Freddy Kruger'. Mainstream media outlets wasted little time in their attempt to discredit the newly appointed vice presidential candidate, while practically ignoring every new gaffe committed by the current one. The constant and vicious attacks of his conservative views and budget proposals mirror the ordeal Sarah Palin endured, but the career congressman has dealt with it all before.  Seemingly everyone has an unfavorable opinion that they're anxious to share, including musicians like Rage Against the Machine lead guitarist Tom Morello. In one of his many op-eds for Rolling Stone, the Nightwatchman called Ryan...
  • Tom Morello rips Rage Against the Machine fan Paul Ryan

    08/17/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | August Brown
    First New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was rebuffed by The Boss. Now another well-know liberal musician has spurned the advances of a right-wing politician-fan. In a brutal Rolling Stone editorial, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello calls Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's recent vice presidential pick, the "embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."
  • Herb Alpert's 'Whipped Cream Lady' now 76, living in Longview and looking back

    08/17/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 104 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 15, 2012 | Erik Lacitis
    The Whipped Cream Lady who is the model on the memorable LP cover of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" is 76 now and living in Longview. Dolores Erickson wants to tell all you teen dreamers, "Enjoy the memories." ...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top 40 albums chart. In later years, at concerts, Alpert would tell audiences, "Sorry, but I can't play the cover for you." ...Erickson drove up here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Golden Oldies, the used-record store in Wallingford. A steady stream of fans stopped by, including,...
  • Devo to unleash song about Mitt Romney's dog

    08/16/2012 7:59:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 71 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 8/16/12 | Sean Michaels
    Devo to unleash song about Mitt Romney's dog Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! mocks the Republican presidential candidate by documenting the time he strapped the family dog to his car roof during a 12-hour road trip in the 80s. Devo's next song is about Mitt Romney's dog. The American new wave band are putting an Irish setter front and centre on Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus), which takes fire at the Republican presidential candidate. Twenty-nine years ago Romney took his family on a 12-hour road trip from Boston to Ontario, strapping the family dog to a kennel on...
  • "Mercy" [Lyrics to what is called "art"--but is really misogyny--in hip hop]

    08/14/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Lyrics on demand ^ | 2012 | Kanye West and some other clowns
  • Attention: Music Lovers!

    08/13/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 128 replies
    Chit-Chat Vanity | 8/13/12 | Alan Levy
    I don't feel like talking about Chairman Obama's plots, Nazi Pelosi's plastic surgery mistakes, Harry Reid's dementia, or the fact that we're on the edge of total economic, social, and political disaster. (In other words, let's pretend Ronald Reagan is still president, at least for this thread.) Anyhoo, let's let our hair down! Let's chit-chat about music. So tell me, FRiends, what are your favorite types of music, your favorite songs, or favorite songs ?
  • Wedding music and other difficulties….

    08/11/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Most priests, if they are lucky and smart, have a trained music director or organist to whom they can refer the Bride (sometimes with the groom) to finalize music for weddings. Then he can refer them and avoid a ton of trouble. Yet, occasionally he has to duck for cover when the flak from the battle between bride and organist gets thick.Don’t get me wrong, everything generally goes fine and most brides and grooms are just fine. But every now and then, there’s a bride (and sometimes a groom) who are the irresistible force that meet the immoveable object (i.e....
  • Music Sight Reading Test

    08/11/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    Oratorio Society of Queens (NY) ^ | 1975 | John Williams
    Just when thought it was safe to back on the internet.
  • Marvin Hamlisch's chorus line: key compositions

    08/07/2012 5:04:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Google News ^ | 08/07/2012
    Was there an award Marvin Hamlisch didn't win? He was showered with many honors throughout his illustrious career, winning Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and a Tony. Then there's the Pulitzer Prize. But more than his awards, he gave audiences endless soundtracks to their lives, composing scores for films directed by Woody Allen and that included Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. "The Way We Were" is just one example of his artistic heft; the No. 1 hit, immortalized by Barbra Streisand, is one of the most revered songs of all time. Doris Day, Barry Manilow and even Beyonce have covered...
  • Marvin Hamlisch, Composed 'The Way We Were,' Dies at 68

    08/07/2012 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    TheWrap.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Brent Lang
    Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, best known for the torch song "The Way We Were," died Monday. He was 68 years old. Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness, his family announced. In a career that spanned over four decades, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes.
  • Gibson Guitar Corp. Strikes Deal with Justice Dept. to Avoid Prosecution

    08/06/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-6-12 | Bridget Johnson
    Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to settle charges that it illegally purchased and imported ebony wood from Madagascar and rosewood and ebony from India, the Justice Department said today. The company will pay a $300,000 fine under a criminal enforcement agreement that defers prosecution for criminal violations of the Lacey Act. Another $50,000 fine will go to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation “to be used to promote the conservation, identification and propagation of protected tree species used in the musical instrument industry and the forests where those species are found.” Since May 2008, it has been illegal under the Lacey...
  • Psy Syndrome with 'Gangnam Style, The Second Macarena?

    08/06/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Kopstarz ^ | 08/06/12
    Psy Syndrome with 'Gangnam Style, The Second Macarena? Rapper Psy and his new song with a funky beat and funny dance moves have been gaining attention all over the internet. Rapper Psy and his new song with a funky beat and funny dance moves have been gaining attention all over the internet. The funny music video attracted young viewers who began watching it online. It has been played on CNN, showing it's global popularity. Many parody videos have also been uploaded online, making Psy's comeback a successful one. Psy's comeback has unexpectedly made a new issue around the world with...
  • The Beatles stoned out of their minds

    08/05/2012 5:54:00 PM PDT · by Krankor · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/5/2012 | Krankor
    They're stoned.
  • Powerful and Moving Song Denouncing Worldwide Islamic Terrorism (Warning: Some Graphic Content)

    08/04/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 4, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Powerful and moving song sung in Spanish (with English subtitles) that calls on Christ to help spread love and rid the world of the scourge of Islamic terrorism and supremacism.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~ 3 August 2012

    08/02/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 128 replies
    August 2, 2012 | 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. MUSIC NIGHTTo get you all in the moodfor the Saturday music threadFabulous FRiday presents Elvia Aaron PresleyBorn January 8, 1935In Tupelo, Mississippi, Father ~ 18-year-old Vernon Elvis andMother ~ 22-year-old Gladys Love Presley. He is the surviving identical twin to Jesse Garon Presley (stillborn). A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply...
  • New Tim Hawkins Chick-Fil-A Song

    A New You Tube Chick-Fil-A song to share with fellow Freepers and friends.
  • The Hidden Supernova of Music (Did Christian references keep a rock band from making it big?)

    07/31/2012 12:30:09 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 42 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 7/31/12 | jim funkhouser
    I have an alter ego in the blogosphere. Here, it’s politics, but on Facebook I blog about popular music, usually leaning heavily towards rock and roll. And until a few days ago I never imagined that there would be any ideological cross-pollination to worry about. But then I had an epiphany… I’ll start my little tale here- I blog about music to promote a fiction book that I wrote 3 years ago. The book is about a garage band from the early 70′s that was on the cusp of making it big, but then fell just short. I plot an...
  • The Hidden Supernova of Music (Did christian references kill Big Star's chance 40 years ago?)

    07/31/2012 12:22:50 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 41 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 7/31/12 | jim funkhouser
    I have an alter ego in the blogosphere. Here, it’s politics, but on Facebook I blog about popular music, usually leaning heavily towards rock and roll. And until a few days ago I never imagined that there would be any ideological cross-pollination to worry about. But then I had an epiphany… I’ll start my little tale here- I blog about music to promote a fiction book that I wrote 3 years ago. The book is about a garage band from the early 70′s that was on the cusp of making it big, but then fell just short. I plot an...
  • Reading the News, What Dylan Songs Come to Mind? [Vanity]

    07/30/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 83 replies
    7/30/12 | dagogo redux
    Bob Dylan may not be appreciated by all the folks here at FreeRepublic, but I’ll bet he is by a great many. What songs, lyrics, or phrases of his do you find going through your minds these days as the news in America becomes darker and more twisted?
  • Record store posts the ultimate “Do Not Never Ever Buy List”

    07/27/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 71 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 7/17/12
    If you’re looking to get rid of your Korn, K.D. Lang, or Eagles records, don’t expect to unload them at Laurie’s Planet of Sound. The Chicago record store made its tastes public by posting its “The Do Not Never Ever Buy List” of used albums on its Facebook page. “It’s a legit list,” Nick Myers, Laurie’s manager, told the Daily Dot. “That was stuff that had been here for a year or two, titles or artists we can’t sell. It’s not our own personal taste.” Myers acknowledged that despite the list’s functionality, it’s also a great compilation of music acts...
  • Madonna Booed, Called 'Slut' in France, Starts Riots 

    07/26/2012 11:01:04 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 42 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 27, 2012 | Staff
      After performing for only 45 minutes, the pop star incurred the wrath of concertgoers who gathered in front of the Paris concert venue to demand their money back. French fans took Madonna’s “Express Yourself” lyrics seriously on Thursday night when they booed and expressed anger at the singer for cutting her show at famed Paris concert hall l’Olympia short after around just 45 minutes. After Madonna left the stage, fans remained in their seats booing and yelling insults like “salope,” the French word for “slut.” PHOTOS: Madonna's Iconic Career and Life in Pictures Madonna took the stage around 10:15 p.m....
  • Comforting news for anyone! Pop music too loud and all sounds the same: official

    07/26/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2012 | Reuters
    Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same. Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010.
  • And #1 on the North Korean Hit Parade it's Hyon Song-wol with Excellent Horse-like Lady!

    07/26/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 13 replies
    She has stolen Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun's heart with catchy lyrics like: "Our factory comrades say in jest, Why they tell me I am a virgin on a stallion After a full day's work I still have energy left My skills are truly like lightening they say They say I am a virgin on a stallion Yet again today I was the first to leave for work Apparently my name was in the paper"
  • Elton John praises George W. Bush and ‘conservative American politicians’ [VIDEO]

    07/24/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 24, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Elton John praised former President George W. Bush and “conservative American politicians” for pledging billions of dollars to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.” He also credited hip-hop artist Jay-Z with starting a “domino effect” in the African-American community to support gay marriage. “We’ve seen George W. Bush and conservative American politicians pledge tens of billions to save the lives of Africans with HIV. Think of all the love. Think of where we’d be without it, nowhere, that’s where. We’d be nowhere at all,” John said at the International AIDS conference in Washington on Monday. “Thanks to all this...
  • Music has more brain benefits than other leisure pursuits

    07/24/2012 6:28:20 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 11 replies
    PhysOrg via Frontiers in Human Neuroscience ^ | 20 July 2012 | Brenda Hanna-Pladdy et al.
    Musical instrumental training...may reduce the effects of memory decline and cognitive aging. Musical activity was found to preserve cognition, including memory, as one ages. Cognitive benefits including memory were sustained for musicians between the ages of 60-80 if they played for at least 10 years throughout their life. But to obtain optimal results, individuals should start musical training before age nine, play at least 10 years or more and if possible, keep playing for as long as possible over the age of 60 Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-music-big-brain-benefits-leisure.html#jCp