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  • What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!

    01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 239 replies
    vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac
    This thread had its genesis in this one - Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation? - where a few of us made the case for really good music being made in the 21st century by artists who aren't retreads from the boomer era or earlier. It's a mission of mine to try to get my fellow boomers to break that fixation with the "oldies station" and listen to some new stuff.I plan to make the case for a few artists here, and hope that more Freepers will chime in.Please do so!! Give us a little info about...
  • San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour as strike continues (demand is $145,979 plus)

    03/18/2013 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/18/13 | David Ng
    The San Francisco Symphony said on Sunday that it has canceled its upcoming East Coast tour as its musicians continue to strike over compensation. **SNIP** Orchestra management said in a statement that musicians rejected a "cooling off" period that would have allowed concerts to resume. Musicians went on strike on Wednesday after contract negotiations fell through. The orchestra said on Sunday that musicians have rejected a number of proposals, including one that offered increases in musician compensation to achieve a new annual minimum salary of $145,979 with annual increases of 1% and 2%.
  • Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months.

    02/22/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Billboard ^ | 02/22/2013
    40 Blake Shelton $5,914,591.11 Shelton has certainly benefited from the visibility he's received as a coach on NBC's "The Voice." The country star spent much of last year touring, which earned him $3.1 million. The release of his 2012 holiday album, Cheers, It's Christmas, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, also added to his $2.2 million in revenue from album sales. 39 Mumford & Sons $6,168,737.62 Unlike many of the artists on the Moneymakers list, Mumford & Sons earned most of its money in 2012 from album sales. As the biggest-selling rock act of that year, the...
  • FreeRepublic Music List

    09/27/2011 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Racehorse
    I wish to direct your attention to a FreeRepublic music thread hosted by Racehorse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTraKC8Dx18 The thread is heavily dependent upon Youtube. But surely, Freepers know music and can contribute . . . and contribute to software/technology which makes life and music so much easier to enjoy . . . however oldj or young we might be.
  • 'Il Silenzio' - Melissa Venema (13 yo)

    04/09/2011 11:16:40 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 7 replies
    'Il Silencio' (The Silence) played by 13 year old Melissa Venema with André Rieu and his orchestra at the 'Vrijthof' in Maastricht.'Il Silenzio' is an Italian instrumental piece written in 1965 by trumpet player Nini Rosso. André Rieu (born 1949) is a famous Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer.
  • Detroit Symphony cancels season as musicians strike

    02/20/2011 12:14:42 PM PST · by HIDEK6 · 73 replies
    New York Timew ^ | February 20, 2011 | NYT
    The management of the debt-burdened Detroit Symphony Orchestra canceled the rest of its season on Saturday, after executives and the players failed to resolve a strike that has lasted four and a half months. The players had voted to reject what orchestra executives had said was their final contract offer, calling it unacceptable. The players pointed to large increases in health care costs, a requirement that musicians pay some travel costs, a one-member reduction of the orchestra roster and greater authority by management in determining community and educational concerts. The proposal also included large pay cuts. The musicians had said...
  • Elton John's choice words for boycotting musicians (rips musicians for boycotting Arizona !)

    07/27/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 14+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 07/24/2010 | Cathalena E. Burch
    Elton John didn't mince words in slamming his fellow musicians for boycotting Arizona over the controversial SB 1070 immigration law. From the stage at his sold-out Tucson Arena concert Thursday night, John savored a few choice, not-so-family-friendly words: "We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won't come here. They are (expletive)wits! Let's face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what's the (expletive) with these people?" John has never been one to cave into political pressure from his...
  • Picking and Grinning (Cool Video)

    02/28/2010 7:03:42 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 8 replies · 616+ views
    I guess OneVike received this video in an email from his Uncle. At the time when he posted this video to his blog he really din't know who's children they were, but considering he has hundreds of relatives around America that he has never met, he decided not to even attempt to guess who's children they are. Since it was posted though I found out that they are the Tuttle kids, from Calif. Their Dad is a music teacher/performer. Molly, the girl in the hat on the left, has made a name for herself at some music festivals/open mics....
  • Musicians blast using tunes to torment (artists imitate parody)

    10/22/2009 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 26 replies · 975+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2008 | Audrey Husdon
    Some of those musicians -- Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine -- say their music has been played at ear-splitting level to torment terror suspects and coerce confessions at the detention facility. Other petitioners want to know whether their works have been used in such capacity, including R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne and Billy Bragg. "The fact that music I helped create was used in crimes against humanity sickens me," said Tom Morello, former lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, an industrial rock band whose song "March of the Pigs" has been linked to torture tactics at...
  • Combat Vet Gives Voice to Military Musicians

    02/24/2009 3:24:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 193+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2009 – Music is considered by many to be a universal language, and for some military veterans, it is the only language that allows them to describe their experiences in combat and their struggles afterward. Military musicians normally would struggle to have their voices heard in the cutthroat music industry, but a fellow veteran has given them a chance to get their music released and in the hands of fans worldwide. Army Capt. Sean Gilfillan, a reservist who served four years on active duty and a tour in Iraq, started To the Fallen Records in 2006. The...
  • Cello scrotum exposed!

    01/30/2009 9:15:37 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 43 replies · 1,309+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Unknown
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- A medical ailment that has worried male members of string sections across the music world for over 30 years has been exposed as a hoax.
  • ZO is Voting For McCain/Palin -Video

    Why are African Americans condemned if they vote Republican? “Metro Detroit-born, Metro DC-based musician/producer Lorenzo Ferguson, An exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist who claims the piano/keyboard as his primary instrument, a Musical Architect who utilizes all sound elements to form original compositions that fall under no single genre of music tells why he is voting Republican.
  • HEY, Hollywood, the Media and Musicians. Where's the BUZZ About BENEFITS for IOWA FLOOD VICTIMS?

    06/25/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 36 replies · 141+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 25th, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    I'm an Iowan. My feet are dry.. all Praise to God. So, I will say what is on the minds of a lot of Iowans that are busy trying to hold their families together right now. These flood victims are no less worthy of help than New Orleans residents. To totally ignore them is like an elephant in the room. Why are you ignoring us? Are we too humble? Are we too unworthy because we help ourselves and each other? Are we the wrong class? The wrong color? The wrong location? Are we too quiet? Or are we not something...
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • VIDEO: Amazing Direct Note Access is Photoshop For Music

    04/16/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 20 replies · 73+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 16 April, 2008 | Gizmodo
    Charlie over at DVICE is a musician, so if he says this Direct Note Access is miraculous, we definitely believe him. Think of this software suite as Photoshop, but for music—able to change any note to any other note even if it's buried inside chords or other instruments playing simultaneously. Up until now, you could only change the entire chord, not individual notes, which would affect the general feel of the tune. But as you can see above in the video, DNA gives people much more control. [Celemony via Technology Review via Daily Swarm via DVICE] Be sure to check...
  • They're singing the songs, but is anybody listening?

    12/30/2007 8:42:46 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies · 341+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/30/07 | George Varga
    In music, as in politics, timing is everything. In early 2003, just six weeks after performing the national anthem here to kick off Super Bowl XXXVII, the Dixie Chicks became national pariahs after its lead singer, Natalie Maines, told a London concert audience the Texas trio was “ashamed” to be from the same state as President Bush. Result: derision, death threats, charges of sedition and worse. The group's music was virtually banished overnight from country radio and its album sales plunged. In 2006, the same year the Dixie Chicks released an album that won multiple Grammy Awards despite being almost...
  • THE MUSIC OF OUR FREEPER LIVES

    05/05/2007 6:08:25 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 104 replies · 1,219+ views
    LISTEN UP EVERYONE Do you listen to music while on the web? I do, sometimes. I am right now. Everyone respond with the title and artist of the song you are listening to right this second.
  • America Supports You: ‘EchoTaps’ Musicians to Honor Veterans

    05/01/2007 6:26:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 378+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2007 – Hundreds of musicians from across the country will pay tribute to the nation’s fallen heroes on Armed Forces Day, May 19, in an event called “EchoTaps.” The first EchoTaps was held in 2005, when nearly 700 brass players from 30 states gathered in upstate New York to perform the military bugle call “Taps.” Buglers performed a continuous cascading version of “Taps” over a 42.2-mile path between the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira and Bath, N.Y. Later at the Bath location, the players performed “Taps” en masse. The project involved 2,200 volunteers and attracted national...
  • Cheryl "Brown Hand" Crow's Touring Requirements

    04/23/2007 9:05:33 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 3 replies · 696+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 04-23-07 | The Smoking Gun
    When it comes to Sheryl Crow's touring requirements, if it's Tuesday, this must be Bombay. Gin that is. The rock star's performance contract includes specific day-to-day instructions on what kind of booze Sheryl needs in her dressing room (TSG has never seen such attention to detail in any other concert rider we've posted). For each show, Crow requires 12 bottles of Grolsch beer, 6 bottles of "local" beer, and a bottle each of "good Australian Cabernet" and "good Merlot." As for the harder stuff, promoters are directed to purchase specific booze depending on what day of the week the concert...
  • America Supports You: Musicians Entertain Troops, Families

    11/11/2006 7:49:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2006 – With the aroma of a barbecue lunch hanging in the air, the first chords of a welcome home concert for the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, rang out here yesterday afternoon. For some of the entertainers, the event held special meaning. Amy-Jayne McCabe’s husband, now an Army reservist, once served in the 327th Infantry Regiment. She has combined her experience as a military spouse with her love of music to support the troops. “I’ve dedicated my career to … supporting military families in any way I can....
  • Airline terror baggage ban hits a bum note: musicians

    09/10/2006 8:02:03 PM PDT · by Westlander · 182 replies · 2,582+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Sep 10 | Katherine Haddon
    A group of top classical musicians has warned of the threat to artistic life from a hand baggage ban introduced after police foiled an alleged bomb plot against transatlantic airliners. Many performers refuse to let their instruments, often centuries old and extremely valuable, out of their sight when they travel on planes in case they are damaged in the hold.
  • Need anglers to take 101st Airborn Division soldiers fishing

    09/05/2006 2:26:29 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 1,862+ views
    Calling all fishermen. the Great state of Tennessee has long been known for its call to service and has earned the title, "Tennessee Volunteers." Well it time to step up to the plate for all of the fishermen out there as well as the lady fishermen. The American Bass Anglers, along with the Paris/ Henry Coounty Chambers, The Stewart Co Chamber, Northwest TN Tourism and the Friends of Paris Landing need your help to take the solders of the 101st Airborne Div on a fishing trip to be held on KY Lake out of Paris landing State Park on Oct...
  • Student Musicians March with Troops to Honor, Learn

    05/29/2006 4:12:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2006 – Among the many veterans, active military units and war re-enactors marching down Constitution Avenue today were hundreds of high school students in heavy wool uniforms. Members of Lake Orion High School Marching Band march and sweat down Constitution Avenue in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 29. Chaperones work their way through the group offering them water bottles. The parade honored the men and women of America's armed forces who have given their lives for the nation's freedom. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It's an...
  • American College Musicians Reach Out to Iraqi Military Band

    05/25/2006 8:50:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 330+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Norris Jones
    U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin Kumpf American College Musicians Reach Out to Iraqi Military Band By Norris JonesGulf Region Central DistrictUS Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 25, 2006 — The Iraqi army’s military band located north of Baghdad in Taji is hearing a symphony of support from musicians throughout America thanks to the efforts of a U.S. Navy sailor. Chief Petty Officer Kevin Kumpf said shortly after arriving in Taji he received a personal appeal from Iraqi Base Commander Col. Alaa about specific equipment needs his military band had. Kumpf, non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the U.S. Army...
  • Ben Harper’s latest CD personal and political (barf alert!)

    05/25/2006 8:49:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 274+ views
    AP ^ | May 25, 2006
    As its title suggests, Ben Harper’s ambitious new release “Both Sides of the Gun” has a split personality. Divided into two unlabeled nine-song discs (a special boxed edition contains a third CD of alternate takes and a live version of his 1999 “Burn to Shine” album track “Beloved One”), the set favors softer, acoustic-oriented and more personal songs on one program, harder-edged topical rockers on the other. It further separates the joy of his recent marriage to actress Laura Dern and his concern over current events like the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
  • America Supports You: VFW Gets Boost from Patriotic Musicians

    05/12/2006 6:08:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 260+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2006 – "American Spirit," a new CD of patriotic songs from musical group Mannheim Steamroller will go on sale May 15 to July 31 to benefit America's servicemembers and their families. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Unmet Needs," a military assistance program giving financial aid to military families in need. "We are excited about working with the VFW Foundation and military assistance program," said Chip Davis, the group's creator and main composer. "The donation is our way of thanking the men and women of the U.S....
  • Neil Young writes anti-war album

    04/18/2006 12:32:01 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 77 replies · 1,701+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | Monday, 17 April 2006 | BBC News World Edition
    Veteran singer Neil Young has recorded an anti-war protest album on which he reportedly lashes out at George W Bush in a song called Impeach the President. The Canadian star has described Living with War as "metal folk protest".
  • Artists put on concert for troops

    12/25/2005 8:44:44 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 December 2005 | Mark Moor
    A TROUPE of Australian entertainers gave up yuletide celebrations at home to provide Christmas cheer for 450 soldiers stationed in southern Iraq. The entertainers sacrificed the traditional family Christmas at home to put on a show for Diggers stationed with the Al Muthanna taskforce at a base near the town of As Samawah. Legendary performer Little Pattie, who entertained Australian and allied troops during the Vietnam War, led the Tour de Force concert. She was joined by country music singer Beccy Cole, Angry Anderson, former Australian Idol contestant Hayley Jensen, Bessie Bardot, Geoff Barker and comedian Lehmo. "I feel I'm...
  • Connick Jr., B. Marsalis, Habitat for Humanity plan `musicians' village'

    12/06/2005 12:53:57 PM PST · by caryatid · 31 replies · 482+ views
    nola.com / AP ^ | 12/6/2005 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singer Harry Connick Jr. and saxophone player Branford Marsalis are working with Habitat for Humanity to create a "village" for New Orleans musicians who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina and its floods. More than $2 million has been raised for the project dreamed up by Connick and Marsalis — a neighborhood built around a music center where musicians can teach and perform, said Jim Pate, executive director of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
  • Bono, U2 Perform in Santorum Fund-Raiser

    10/10/2005 10:23:07 PM PDT · by dangus · 29 replies · 2,161+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/10/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On Sunday, October 16, a truly unique political event will take place. Teaming up with the legendary rock group U2 for a one-night only appearance will be Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). The thousand-dollar-a-seat concert has been put together by Sean and Ana Wolfington and will take place at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia in support of Santorum’s re-election, reports NewsMax's James Hirsen. U2 front man Bono is no stranger to Washington, D.C. He has come often to the nation’s capital to network with politicians on behalf of his many causes. Story Continues Below Santorum met Bono earlier this year, having...
  • Louisiana Philharmonic - Here and There Classical Music News

    09/09/2005 10:16:00 AM PDT · by sitetest · 4 replies · 233+ views
    Music & Vision ^ | September 5, 2005 | No byline
    Louisiana Philharmonic In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in the USA, Drew McManus's 'Adaptistration' section of artsjournal.com is helping displaced musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic. Due to the devastation caused by the hurricane, members of the orchestra are likely to be unemployed for some time to come. The help available includes a dedicated page for tracking the known whereabouts of the orchestra's musicians and managers, and a page attempting to put members of the orchestra in touch with anyone in the USA who can offer them work and other assistance. The response so far has been very generous, with offers...
  • 'Fats' Domino Missing in New Orleans

    09/01/2005 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Leg Olam · 37 replies · 2,028+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/05 | Roger Friedman
    'Fats' Domino Missing By Roger Friedman Many of New Orleans' jazz luminaries haven't been seen since Katrina hit 'Fats' Domino Missing in New Orleans Thursday, September 01, 2005 By Roger Friedman Before NBC, MTV, or anyone else puts on a telethon to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, they might want to explore some ancillary issues. To wit: New Orleans is a city famous for its famous musicians, but many of them are missing. Missing with a capital M. To begin with, one of the city’s most important legends, Antoine “Fats” Domino, has not been heard from since Monday afternoon. Domino’s...
  • Open letter to liberal musicians/actors

    05/13/2005 8:30:38 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 14 replies · 602+ views
    RushCrush's Brain ^ | 5-13-05 | RushCrush
    I wrote this letter to send to Ani DiFranco, after her most recent music catalog made very anti-Bush comments. Please feel free to copy and send to your favorite liberal entertainer: Righteous Babe Records P.O. Box 95 Ellicott Station Buffalo, NY 14205 To Whom It May Concern: Please remove me from your mailing list. After reading your latest letter on the catalog, I think I’ve had enough. I have been very fond of Ani DiFranco’s music, but I cannot tolerate another musician who deems it necessary to force their politics down my throat. I really wish that just once I...
  • Eminem Adds True Ending To His False Beginning

    12/07/2004 8:29:42 AM PST · by Hugenot · 1 replies · 304+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 12/6/2004 | Joseph Taranto
    <p>Eminem has added a new ending to the video for his anti-Bush song, "Mosh," which reflects the outcome of the election. The new video features a triumphant Bush standing before Congress as a crying John Kerry looks on.</p> <p>Just three weeks before the election, Eminem released a new song, “Mosh,” which was his biggest anti-Bush statement to date. The song called all of the rapper’s fans to stand with him as he voiced his unconditional opposition to the president.</p>
  • ‘Monster Mash’ legend fights to save areas under Bush attack

    10/30/2004 7:46:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies · 877+ views
    WASHINGTON — The song that defines Halloween for many — “Monster Mash” — is being brought back to life today with the help of the original recording artist. The new song — “Monster Slash” — was recorded by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, the co-creator of the 1962 hit “Monster Mash” and also the vocalist on the original recording. “Our goal here is to make sure that people understand that the scariest thing to happen to our forests in a long time,” said CPAL Director Peter Altman, “is the Bush administration’s plan to surrender vast quantities of virgin wilderness areas to the...
  • The Springsteens and the Schillers(Epitome of the Choice)

    10/29/2004 11:02:12 AM PDT · by Wonderama · 14 replies · 833+ views
    10-29-04 | Wonderama
    The Springsteens support Kerry, the Schillings support Bush. Bruce Springsteen held a free concert for Kerry with 80,000 people in attendance. Schilling helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 84 years. While being interviewed by Good Morning America, Schilling threw in a last minute political comment. "just tell everyone to vote...and vote for Bush". The look on Charles Gibson's face was worth the price of admission. Both "celebrities" symbolize their perspective candidates values. Springsteen, a rich, famous musician who spends most of his time ensconced in his own world. Schilling is a rich...
  • New Discussion Forum for Conservative Musicians & Music Fans

    10/06/2004 6:41:03 PM PDT · by high-tech-hillbilly · 4 replies · 260+ views
    I've just started a new discussion forum for conservative musicians & music fans. I would appreciate anyone interested to sign on. Also please help me advertise in conservative friendly outlets. Thanks! http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/right-notes/
  • Musicians - Vote for Change

    08/05/2004 12:32:23 PM PDT · by JBird · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | JIm Derogatis
    With a fervor that hasn't been witnessed since musicians in the late '60s united to protest President Richard M. Nixon and America's involvement in the Vietnam War, some of the biggest names in popular music are coming together for an unprecedented series of fund-raising concerts with the goal of unseating President Bush on Nov. 2. Superstars from several diverse genres in rock and country -- among them Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks -- are among the more than 20 bands taking part in the Vote for Change tour, announced Wednesday with a publicity blitz...
  • Part III: Terror in the Skies, Again? [Update!]

    07/30/2004 2:04:45 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 39 replies · 2,905+ views
    WomensWallStreet.com ^ | 7-30-2004 | By Annie Jacobsen
    It's been two-and-a-half weeks since the first "Terror in the Skies, Again?" article was posted on WomensWallStreet.com and subsequently set off an international debate.  From the cockpit to the coffee shop, from the water coolers to the halls of Congress, countless numbers of people have been talking -- and shouting -- about this article.  It seems that anyone who reads the article develops a strong opinion, which in turn creates more questions.  Flight #327 has opened Pandora's box.Last week, when the name of the band was revealed (Syrian singer Nour Mehana) one side shouted: See, we told you so!  Then,...
  • THE SYRIAN BAND PLAYLIST (Syrian Wayne Newton? You decide)

    07/28/2004 10:37:56 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 44 replies · 962+ views
    http://www.michellemalkin.com/ ^ | July 27, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    THE SYRIAN BAND PLAYLIST By Michelle Malkin · July 27, 2004 From the never-ending Flight 327 files...Writer Heather Wilhelm looked a bit closer at the Syrian Wayne Newton Nour Mehana's tunes. Not exactly Danke Schoen. Heather reports: Mr. Mehana has a nice little song on his recent CD, by the way. It's called "Um El Shaheed." In English, that's "Mother of a Martyr." I noticed "Um El Shaheed" on Nour Mehana's web site. "Shaheed," I knew, meant "martyr," but that was as far as my Arabic could go. Since martyrdom seemed an odd topic for a casino crooner, I called...
  • Air Marshals Say Passenger Overreacted (NW flight)

    07/24/2004 4:05:17 PM PDT · by HostileTerritory · 391 replies · 5,631+ views
    KFI News ^ | July 22, 2004 | Eric Leonard
    Undercover federal air marshals on board a June 29 Northwest airlines flight from Detroit to LAX identified themselves after a passenger, “overreacted,” to a group of middle-eastern men on board, federal officials and sources have told KFI NEWS. The passenger, later identified as Annie Jacobsen, was in danger of panicking other passengers and creating a larger problem on the plane, according to a source close to the secretive federal protective service. Jacobsen, a self-described freelance writer, has published two stories about her experience at womenswallstreet.com, a business advice web site designed for women. “The lady was overreacting,” said the source....
  • Musicians Joke

    07/21/2004 9:13:44 PM PDT · by ABrit · 61 replies · 1,347+ views
    Private Eye ^ | ? | Anon
  • Part II: Terror in the Skies, Again? (New Story) Part II: Terror in the Skies, Again?

    07/19/2004 10:15:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 317 replies · 8,892+ views
    Women's Wall Street.com ^ | 7/19/04 | Annie Jacobsen
    Last Tuesday morning, WomensWallStreet.com (WWS) published my first-person account of a recent Northwest Airlines flight that I took from Detroit to Los Angeles called Terror in the Skies, Again? A heads up about this article went out in our Daily Cents email -- our subscriber newsletter which primarily features financial tips and information for women. On Wednesday morning, the WWS page views were unusually high, something like 10 times the normal amount. Apparently our readers had been emailing the article to their friends, family and colleagues and everyone was reading it. By Thursday morning, that number had again multiplied ten-fold....
  • Need Musicians/ Bands who HATE Bush/ Republicans (BARF Alert!)

    02/16/2004 3:16:23 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 34 replies · 952+ views
    portland.craigslist.org ^ | 02/14/04 | Jason Moffatt
    Hello my name is Jason MOffatt. I run a company called Every American Votes. WE are helping to destroy George Bush in the polls come November. WE are doing so many different things to make a difference in this fuc^#^@%2 up world. We are looking for musicians acoustic/electric who want to perform their anti W/ anti war music in sweet venues throughout Portland. This is a great chance for lesser known musicians to pair up with some big named artists also. We have a compilation Cd that still needs a few more songs, but are primarily looking for musicians who...
  • Musicians you want to see before they die.

    07/04/2003 4:41:02 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 5 replies · 176+ views
    7/4/2003 | Cow
    Barry White died today. I would have liked to have seen him in concert. What musicians/performers would you like to see before they die?