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  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Troggs - 1966/67

    12/17/2010 10:19:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Troggs are an English rock band from the 60s known for timeless hits "Wild Thing", "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You", all million-selling singles. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England (originally The Troglodytes). The band†formed in 1964, and were discovered by The Kinks' manager Larry Page the next year.† The most famous hit was surely the single "Wild Thing", #2 in the UK and #1 in the United States in July 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Hollies - 1971

    12/10/2010 9:47:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Hollies are an English rock group, formed in Manchester, England in the early 1960s.†The band was not named -as popular legend has it- after Buddy Holly, but rather for the holly decorating the house of founding member Graham Nash at Christmas-time 1962. The Hollies are amongst the most musically-flexible survivors one can imagine, and the band became one of the leading British groups of the era, enjoying considerable international success delivering hits in varied styles. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: 10cc 1975

    12/03/2010 10:01:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 03, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    10cc were an English art rock band initially consisting of four musicians: Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme... For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one 'commercial' and one 'artistic'. Both teams however injected sharp wit to lyrically-dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band's accessible songs. In contrast, Godley and Creme -who went on after the band's breakups to make a series of records together- were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic inspired writing. However, every member...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Johnny Rivers 1966

    11/26/2010 4:51:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 26, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella @ NYC 11.07.42) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer.... styles include folk songs, blues, and revivals of old-time rock 'n' roll songs in addition to some of Rivers' original material. Johnny Rivers's greatest success came in the mid-to-late 1960s with sequence of top US and international hits such as "Seventh Son", "Poor Side of Town", "Summer Rain", "Secret Agent Man" -theme to the TV show- then in the early 70's with a great cover of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu" that went to...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: the Average White Band 1975/1977

    11/19/2010 12:43:26 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 19, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform...The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform. AWB was formed in early...
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
    † Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: John Fred and his Playboy Band 1967

    11/12/2010 10:37:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 12, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    John Fred (b. John Fred Gourrier, 1941- 2005) was a blue-eyed soul and Cajun pop artist out of Baton Rouge, La. and best known for the #1 hit song in the US Judy in Disguise (With Glasses).John Fred and the Playboys formed back in 1956; their first hit single was '58's Shirley. He appeared on Alan Freed's show, but when Dick Clark asked him to sing on American Bandstand, Fred had to turn him down because he had to play in a basketball game (management/promotion aparently not his strong suit!). Almost a decade later, Fred and band member Andrew Bernard...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Band 1968

    11/05/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Band was a highly-acclaimed and influential 60s-70s rock music group originally consisting of Canadians Rick Danko , Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson along with American drummer/singer Levon Helm . All five were notable musicians in their own right, and three lead singers symbolic of the group's bountiful talent... Original members of The Band first worked together as they joined Toronto-based rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group -The Hawks- from 1958-63 then onto The Levon Helm Sextet/Levon and the Hawks. They also released a single under the name Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Box Tops 1967

    10/29/2010 12:27:16 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Box Tops were a Memphis rock group active in the mid-to-late 1960s. Known for such hits as "The Letter" (below), "Neon Rainbow", "Soul Deep", "I Met Her in Church", and "Cry Like A Baby", the band is historically significant as a major "blue-eyed soul" group of the period.They performed a mixture of current soul music songs by artists such as James and Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips...
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies- FREEDOM EDITION: Elton John 1975

    10/22/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Sir Elton John is a bright, talented, and strange man who often says the oddest things... but who most consider an all-time great, obviously. And if Elton John is still good enough for Rush... cool with me, I'll forgive him for what he said about Jesus, he's obviously a little confused- lol. Elton earned a few + points for standing up for Arizona, anyway... And while the 80s' Candle in the Wind might not be my cup of tea, Elton also did much great early stuff besides the mega-hits that we all love like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie and...
  • Demo KY Senate Candidate Jack Conway fought for 2 Years Over Possession of a Rock

    10/21/2010 2:39:47 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 11 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | October 21, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued the Ohio town of Portsmouth and fought for almost two years over possession of a rock found at the bottom of the Ohio river. He finally won possession of the rock. The rock (pictured above) is now stored in a warehouse in Greenup County, Kentucky. FOX News reported: FRANKFORT, Ky. ó The fight over a rock that lay for years at the bottom of the Ohio River spilled into federal court Tuesday when Kentucky sued an Ohio city, seeking the boulder's return. Attorney General Jack Conway sued the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Byrds 1965

    10/15/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. This pioneering group underwent numerous personnel changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (aka Jim McGuinn) remaining the sole consistent member until the group disbanded in 1973, while also featuring David Crosby for three seperate stints.Although they only managed to attain the commercial success on the scale of contemporary greats like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones for a fairly brief period (1965Ė66), time has treated their work well... as The Byrds are today considered to be one of the most influential...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Todd Rundgren 1975

    10/08/2010 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 8, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Todd Rundgren -dob 6.22.1948- is a multi-talented American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who still tours on a limited basis, up-to and including earlier this year. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind -absolutely adored by critics- and supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, Rundgren went on to produce a diverse range of recordings as solo artist and during the 70s/80s with the band Utopia. He has also been successful as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians. Todd Rundgren engineered and/or produced Stage Fright by...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Billy Swan- I Can Help 1974

    10/01/2010 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 1, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    This song went #1... and Swan recorded it in two takes -without overdubs- with an RMI organ that Kris Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. Billy Swan (dob 12 May 1942) is a multi-talented American musician, songwriter and singer, best known for the 1974 #1 single I Can Help. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Swan learned drums, piano and guitar at a very young age, then immediately took to writing songs. The first big break came in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded Lover Please, a song written by Swan. McPhatter's version quickly became...
  • Custody Battle for 840-Pound Emerald Waged in LA Court

    09/28/2010 5:53:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | By ERIN RICHARDS
    Several people claim to own one of the world's largest gemstones The latest in the saga of the Bahia Emerald, an 840-pound gemstone is set to take place in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday to decide its fate. Several people have laid claim to the stone in the nine years since it was dug up in Brazil in 2001. Multitudes of lawyers are expected to fill the courtroom where Judge John Kronstadt will review the case of Tony Thomas, a claimant who says he bought the emerald from Brazilian miners for $60,000. The emerald, one of the largest gems...
  • Doobie Brothers: Listening To The Music Gets Even Better With Time

    09/26/2010 10:21:08 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 09/26/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    On Tuesday (9/28), The Doobie Brothers will release ďWorld Gone CrazyĒ which is their first studio album in 10 years.
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Pink Floyd 1987

    09/24/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 24, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Pink Floyd were an English rock band who first earned international recognition for their psychedelic rock music in the late 1960s, and for their progressive rock music from the 70s-on. Their work is marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. The epitome of a critically-acclaimed and commercially successful rock act, the group have moved over 200 million albums worldwide... one of the best-selling music artists of all time... Pink Floyd was formed in 1965 by university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. The group were a popular...
  • How a family's beloved pet came back from the dead... as a rock

    09/22/2010 10:20:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2010 | Colin Fernandez
    Looking out of the window, Mark Brow couldnít believe it when he saw his dog, Looby Loo, sitting in her favourite spot in the garden. After all, she had died two years ago.
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: ? & the Mysterians

    09/17/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Question Mark and the Mysterians were an American rock and roll band formed in Bay City, Michigan in 1962... best known for the monster-hit 96 Tears, a true garage-rock classic recorded in 1966 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 1M copies.... ? and the Mysterians (as rendered on the label) was perhaps the first band to be described as "punk rock"- while also the first Latino rock group to have a general audience hit in the US. The name came from a 1957 Japanese science fiction film The Mysterians, in which aliens from the...
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSONóJaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. ďIn Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • Dan Walters: State rock controversy enters new phase

    08/18/2010 10:31:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/18/10 | Dan Walters
    Last month, this column revealed that legislation to remove serpentine as California's state rock was more than the symbolic gesture it appeared to be. Sponsored by an organization with close financial ties to law firms that specialize in asbestos liability lawsuits, Senate Bill 624 flatly declares that "serpentine contains the deadly mineral chrysotile asbestos, a known carcinogen, exposure to which increases the risk of the cancer mesothelioma (and) California has the highest rate of mesothelioma deaths in the nation." Those words could bolster lawsuits by those exposed to serpentine, but they also raised the hackles of geologists who said they...
  • Roseville Boy Dies In Slingshot Accident (MN)

    08/02/2010 10:40:41 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 4+ views
    kstp ^ | 8-2-10 | ap
    12-year-old Roseville boy died when he was hit by a rock from an oversized slingshot. Roseville police say the boy and a friend were at Bruce Russel Park Sunday afternoon and were shooting rocks out of the homemade slingshot. Chief Rick Mathwig says the boys launched a 6 pound rock into the air several times, but the last time it came down and hit the boy in the chest. Mathwig says the child was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports an autopsy is scheduled Monday.
  • Summertime Blues

    07/15/2010 7:33:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2008
    I awoke this morning with an ear worm, for no discernible reason. So I am going to share it with you all. Eddie Cochran, 1958, Summertime Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeWC59FJqGc&feature=related
  • Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York (Meet The Twotles at Ringo's 70th birthday)

    07/09/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Billboard ^ | July 08, 2010 1:40 EDT | Courtney Baldasare
    Ringo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney. The former Beatles bandmates topped off the show by surprising audience members with a performance of "Birthday" from "The Beatles [White Album]," and appropriately so. With McCartney on lead vocals and Starr behind the drum kit, the duo performed with classic rock 'n' roll flair. "Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With...
  • Alice Cooper and the Fascination of Evil

    06/24/2010 12:18:03 PM PDT · by 0beron · 48 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 06/23/2010 | Tancred
    The stage shows of American rock musician, Alice Cooper seek to shock and provoke. Indeed the reborn Christian will not show the mastery of evil, rather his fans will be shown the finality of Heaven and Hell. The concert of the US-American rock musician Alice Cooper has shocking and provoking elements like scenes of torture and execution scenes. Indeed, Alice Cooper is Christian and wants his fans to think about the reality of Heaven and Hell. He said this in an interview with the "Cologne City Informer". He was born in 1948 as Vincent Furnier in a Christian family and...
  • Conservative Rock Songs, Deconstructed (Is there such thing as conservative rock music?)

    06/01/2010 7:19:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies · 1,312+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2010 | John J. Miller
    ¬† If you seek proof that liberal-arts scholarship is mostly a stinking heap of rubbish, behold the Journal of Popular Culture. Here are three recent examples of articles that have appeared in its dispensable pages: ‚ÄúQueer Dress and Biased Eyes: The Japanese Doll on the Western Toyshelf,‚ÄĚ by Judy Shoaf (February 2010); ‚ÄúSpongeBob SquarePants: Pop Culture Tsunami or More?‚ÄĚ by Jonah Lee Rice (December 2009); and ‚Äú‚ÄėThere‚Äôs Genderqueers on the Starboard Bow‚Äô: The Pregnant Male in Star Trek,‚ÄĚ by Stephen Kerry (August 2009). Yet the ultimate testimony to the journal‚Äôs shining irrelevance appears in its current issue: ‚ÄúRockin‚Äô the Right-Wing...
  • Does the Great Stone Face really resemble the Prophet Joseph? [Mormon - Open]

    05/11/2010 12:10:40 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 43 replies · 764+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | May 11, 2010 | Lynn Arave
    DESERET, Millard County -- Does a likeness of Joseph Smith Jr., first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, exist in the vast desert of Millard County? Some think so. On a remote hillside in Utah's Sevier Desert, about four miles southwest of Deseret and some 17 miles southwest of Delta, rises a craggy volcanic outcrop. For almost seven decades, area residents and visitors have been attracted to the formation. In it, they can discern the outlines of a man's features: head, brow, nose, mouth and even perhaps a high collar. Welcome to the "Great Stone Face,"...
  • Jack White's Record Label: Old Sounds, New Tricks

    04/29/2010 3:13:30 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 11 replies · 317+ views
    NPR ^ | 4-29-10 | CRAIG HAVIGHURST
    Jack White has spent the past few years adding chapters to a career that flowered as founder of The White Stripes. He produced a Grammy-winning country album for Loretta Lynn and launched two new bands. He also moved to Nashville and opened Third Man Records, a label that's been widely praised for innovation, even though most of its tactics are decidedly old-school, like putting music out on vinyl 45s. In last year's documentary It Might Get Loud, White says he keeps creatively fit by contriving difficult situations, like wrestling with the shortcomings of a guitar others would discard. "I keep...
  • Watch out for falling rock gods

    04/28/2010 7:42:28 PM PDT · by ancientart · 12 replies · 647+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 28, 2010 | Art Marmorstein
    Sometime before the dawn of history, a clever individual made a fascinating discovery. Pick an object. Any object. A rock will do nicely. Stare at it intently. Almost automatically, anyone who happens to come by will begin staring too. And if there are enough ďstarers,Ē the tendency becomes almost irresistible. Anyone new on the scene is drawn in irresistibly: One can't help but focus on it. Transform that stare into something slightly stronger. Begin to praise the object, to honor the object, to treat the object as if it were truly important, and others will do so too. If you...
  • Aging Punk Rocker Henry Rollins Talks about Politics, Hilarity Ensues

    04/06/2010 5:10:10 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 18 replies · 1,210+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 6, 2010 | Stupac
    Yes I know what youíre thinking, didnít Henry Rollins die a long time ago? Well apparently not, because a magazine called Cincinnati Magazine (clever name) stuck a microphone in his face and let this aging rocker spout out some nonsense. Here is just a taste:
  • Classic Albums, Live!

    03/26/2010 12:44:27 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 492+ views
    MOJO Magazine ^ | 11:14 AM GMT 23/03/2010 | Martin Aston
    Doolittle: yes please. Metal Machine Music: no thanks. The current vogue for "heritage" acts delivering their best albums live, in their entirety, is a double-edged sword, says Martin Aston. NEXT WEEK, THE WHO (or Who's Left anyway) perform Quadrophenia at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, while Primal Scream revisit Screamadelica at Olympia in November. At this rate, it's quite possible that every single famous act will have showcased their undisputed "classic" album by the end of 2010. Should we be worried? When I read the headline "Lou Reed Brings Controversial Metal Machine Music To Life"...
  • Lib Media Claims Rock Was Thrown Through Repís Office Window..... On the 30th Floor!

    03/26/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Justaham · 45 replies · 1,667+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-26-10 | Jim Hoft
    The Seattle Times reported today on another horrible political attack. The Times claimed that liberal democrat Rep. Steve Driehaus had a rock thrown though his office window: Protesters have been demonstrating at Driehausí Ohio home, said Tim Mulvey, a spokesman for the anti-abortion Democrat who joined Stupak in voting for the health bill. A rock was thrown through the window of Driehausí Cincinnati office Sunday, and a death threat was phoned in to his Washington office a day later, Mulvey said. ďItís getting out of hand,Ē Mulvey said. As Glenn Reynolds notedÖ Rep. Driehausí office is in the Carew Tower...
  • Leningrad Cowboys - Stairway To Heaven : By Request

    03/01/2010 1:18:51 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,470+ views
    Stairway To Heaven
  • Twisted Tales: Grace Slick Exemplifies 1960s Hedonism -- Going on Six Decades

    02/24/2010 8:05:14 PM PST · by woofie · 119 replies · 3,107+ views
    Spinner ^ | Feb 19th 2010 | James Sullivan
    Side One of the Jefferson Airplane's classic 1967 album 'Surealistic Pillow' gets a heavy workout in the Coen brothers' latest film, 'A Serious Man,' loosely based on the directors' own coming-of-age in suburban Minnesota in the era of acid rock. Bar mitzvah boy Danny listens to 'Somebody to Love' on transistor-radio earphones to get through Hebrew school. The powerful voice on that hit single belonged to Grace Slick, one of the first true female rock stars, and one of the most unrepentant characters to emerge from the hedonistic '60s. Her appetite was legendary, even among her famously indulgent peers. And...
  • Music on Internet broadcast of Mark Levin Show (Vanity)

    02/04/2010 3:51:32 AM PST · by Coachm · 13 replies · 396+ views
    I listen to Mark's show on the internet and during some of the breaks, he plays some greta music. I know one of the songs is from Linkin Park but was wondering if anyone recognized the other songs. I can't really make out the lyrics but it is a catchy tune an obviously, rock.
  • Merry Christmas Headbangers!

    12/23/2009 3:35:17 PM PST · by papasmurf · 17 replies · 510+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/2009 | papasmurf
  • How a Mix of 70ís Music Helped Me Appreciate Where We Are Today As a Society

    12/01/2009 6:35:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies · 1,079+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-01-09 | Brother Bob
    A few months ago one of my Aunts passed away and I drove up to Jersey for the funeral service. At the lunch afterward one of my cousins was kind enough to give my brother and me a mix of some some CD's he had burned. They were a compilation of the best of Stiff Records - a bunch of punk / new wave / underground music from the 70's. It featured bands like Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Devo, and Elvis Costello. Everybody has a favorite era in music - it usually coincides with when you come of age....
  • Petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska

    11/09/2009 9:03:11 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,293+ views
    CCW ^ | 04 Nov 2009 | Bonnie Demerjian
    Scattered across the beaches of Southeast Alaska, and indeed along the entire Northwest Pacific coast from Kodiak to the Columbia River, are intensely staring eyes, totemic animals and geometric patterns carved into boulders and bedrock. These mysterious petroglyphs, carvings in stone, raise questions that have perplexed archeologists and casual observers for well over a century. Most of those questions remain unanswered and may ultimately be unanswerable. Perhaps because of these mysteries, petroglyphs arouse fascination in anyone fortunate enough to see them, particularly if they are still embedded in their original location. Questions about petroglyphs-their age, purpose, makers and method of...
  • Pak's great game: Evict India from Afghanistan through terror

    10/10/2009 8:16:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 918+ views
    times of india ^ | 11 October 2009, | Chidanand Rajghatta,
    WASHINGTON: Afghanistan has boldly stepped up where even India has been discreet in treading, bluntly accusing the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI of masterminding the latest bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul which killed 17 people.
  • Rolling Stones guitarist's death to be re-examined

    08/31/2009 3:41:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies · 1,660+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-31-09
    LONDON (Reuters) Ė British police are to re-examine the death of former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones after receiving new information. Jones, a founding member of the rock band, was 27 when he was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at his home in southern England 40 years ago. An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
  • Ellie Greenwich, "Chapel of Love" Co-Writer, Dies

    08/26/2009 12:49:42 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 17 replies · 802+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 26 august 2009 | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    NEW YORK ó Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote some of pop music's most enduring songs, including "Chapel of Love," "Be My Baby" and "Leader of the Pack," died Wednesday, according to her niece. She was 68. Greenwich died of a heart attack at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where she had been admitted a few days earlier for treatment of pneumonia, according to her niece, Jessica Weiner . . . . . . Greenwich also worked as an arranger and singer, a role that saw her working with artists including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. She is also credited with helping Neil...
  • 40 Years After Woodstock - The Woodstock Festival and Its Devastating Wake

    08/17/2009 3:07:40 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 70 replies · 1,708+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/17/09 | DJP I.F.
    The Baby Boomers and those of the post sixties generation are joyfully celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival which took place in 1969. Since then, the event has been glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very fabric of our American consciousness and youth culture. This festival was the defining point against ďthe EstablishmentĒ and Americaís core Judean/ Christian values. This festival was the brown acid of the radical Leftís agenda, whose goons in the reprobate (godless) music industry have steadily pushed the boundaries of morality over the past 40 years. In the wake of Woodstock and...
  • Ancient rock art discovered in the Scottish Highlands

    08/17/2009 11:17:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 Aug 2009 | The Daily Mail
    Stone carvings dating back centuries have been uncovered by an amateur archaeologist. The prehistoric artwork was found on the mountain of Ben Lawers in the Scottish Highlands by rock art enthusiast George Currie. The art is similar to other prehistoric pieces found in the area, consisting of depressions known as cup marks, or cup and ring marks, which are carved on rocks Helen Cole from the National Trust of Scotland admires the stone carvings found on a mountain in the Highlands Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1207118/Ancient-rock-art-revealed-Scottish-Highlands.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0OSucxbSU However, the newly-discovered rock is unusual as it bears a much higher concentration of the markings...
  • Punk meets Islam for new generation in U.S.

    08/11/2009 8:55:47 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 19 replies · 1,317+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/11/09
    (CNN) -- The guitarist stands in front of a mirror messing with his mohawk. The drummer strikes a wild tempo. The singer rips off his T-shirt and begins to scream the lyrics. Basim Usmani is bassist for The Kominas, a group that blends traditional sounds with punk rock beats. They're young. They're punk. And they're rocking both their Muslim and American worlds with their music, lyrics and style. "A lot of times people say, 'Oh wow, look, brown people playing music' [but] it's more than that," said 25-year-old Pakistani-American Shahjehan Khan, the lead singer for a Muslim punk band, The...
  • Woodstock Promoter Lang Drops Plans for 40th Anniversary Concert

    08/05/2009 10:34:48 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies · 2,221+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/3/09 | John Barry
    Woodstock promoter Michael Lang has dropped plans for a 40th anniversary concert. Asked why he abandoned the pursuit for a third anniversary concert celebrating the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Lang simply told Rolling Stone, ďMoney. No sponsors.Ē Lang, one of the four partners to stage Woodstock in 1969, had wanted to hold a free concert in Brooklynís Prospect Park to coincide with the anniversary in mid-August. Those plans were postponed after he failed to find sponsors to cover the $8-$10 million cost. He then turned his attention to the end of September and had hoped to hold the concert...
  • Psychedelic songwriter John Dawson dies at 64(New Riders Of The Purple Sage)

    07/23/2009 9:10:08 PM PDT · by mylife · 79 replies · 1,755+ views
    AP ^ | 7/23/09
    SAN FRANCISCO ó John "Marmaduke" Dawson, a longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote "Friend of the Devil" and developed a devoted following with his psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, has died. He was 64. Dawson died Tuesday from stomach cancer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he had retired several years ago
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, July 19-25, 2009: Striking Serene Seashores

    07/22/2009 3:49:16 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Various
    Just some striking and serene seashore shots. Bow Fiddle Rock, Scotland The rest of these were taken from Cave Rock on Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand. The last one shows what Cave Rock looks like; it's a Panoramio picture, so click for full-size.
  • Whitesnake charmer (David Coverdale praises Obama)

    07/05/2009 6:53:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 2,647+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jed Gottlieb
    Here he goes again on his own. Going down the only road heís ever known. OK, David Coverdale isnít totally on his own. The 57-year-old singer has a new Whitesnake lineup behind him. But he is going down the only road heís ever known on an old-fashioned, heavy-metal double bill: Whitesnake and Judas Priest play the Comcast Center on Tuesday. As Coverdale pointed out in a phone interview from his Lake Tahoe home, ďYouíre not going to listen to Whitesnake for environmental songs or to change your life. Youíre going to listen to Whitesnake for hard rock.Ē
  • R.I.P. Sky Saxon - 1960s singer, the Seeds "Pushin' To Hard"

    06/25/2009 12:48:16 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies · 776+ views
    Austin 360 ^ | Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:18 AM | Joe Gross
    Sky Saxon, founder of the brilliant í60s garage band the Seeds, died Thursday morning at St. Davidís Hospital. The newly minted Austinite, born Richard Marsh, was hospitalized Monday with what doctors suspected was an infection of the internal organs, but cause of death has not yet been released. Saxon fell ill last Thursday, but performed at Saturday at Antoneís with recent Austin collaborators Shapes Have Fangs. Skyís wife Sabrina Saxon posted news of his passing on Facebook this morning: ďSky has passed over and YaHoWha is waiting for him at the gate. He will soon be home with his Father....
  • Swedish metal heads get ready to rock for Jesus

    06/12/2009 2:28:39 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 44 replies · 1,164+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/12/2009 | David Landes
    God-fearing heavy metal fans in Sweden now have a place to go to bang their heads and worship Jesus at the same time. The church was formed from an ever-expanding network of Christians who ďlove hard rock and want to see the metal world transformed by Godís power,Ē according to a statement by the churchís founders. ďWe want to be a safe-haven for Christian hard rockers where they can feel at home and grow spiritually, and where newly-converted hard rockers can develop their faith and be protected,Ē said the group. The idea for Sweden's Metal Sanctuary came to life following...