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  • Bob Dylan 's Stealing of James Damiano 's Songs

    10/21/2018 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Virtuefilmsltd · 35 replies
    Virtue Publishing ^ | 10/21/18 | Virtue Films
    Few artists can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano. Twenty-two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds. As the curtain rises on the stage of deceit we learn that CBS used songs and lyrics for international recording artist, Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan's name is credited to the songs. One of those songs is nominated for a Grammy as best rock song of the year. Ironically the title of that song is Dignity....
  • Trump Fan Kanye West Wears 'MAGA' Hat to Mexican Restaurant

    10/19/2018 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Shane Croucher
    Donald Trump superfan Kanye West put on his red “Make America Great Again” cap and headed into the Chicago suburbs for lunch at a Mexican restaurant on Thursday. The rapper, music producer, and fashion designer ate at Pepe’s Cantina in Naperville, Illinois, for a meal of chicken tacos and to shoot some pool, the restaurant’s owner told CBS Chicago. A Mexican restaurant may seem an odd place for a Trump fan to wear their hat considering the president’s rhetoric about Mexicans and his desire to construct a huge wall at the southern border to keep most of them out. Trump...
  • Disney World Raises Its Prices ... Because It Can

    10/18/2018 11:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rick Munarriz, The Motley Fool
    It's going to cost a bit more to park or be a passholder at Disney's (NYSE: DIS) sprawling theme park resort in Florida. Disney World is boosting the parking lot prices at its four theme parks by at least 11%, with the biggest percentage move coming for standard parking -- up 14% to $25 for cars and motorcycles. Parking has always been included for passholders, but those annual ransoms also went up on Tuesday. Annual passes for the four different tiers are now 3% to 9% higher than they were earlier in the week, with the largest percentage increase for...
  • Vanity, Sweet Adelines webcast, next three days

    10/18/2018 2:16:43 PM PDT · by Bethaneidh · 34 replies
    Barbershop music webcast. Free but please donate if you wish. (I get no ads because I have Adblock) Bookmark because it continues through Saturday. Friday is chorus finals and Saturday is quartet finals. Enjoy.
  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • Media Disses Kanye West for Meeting with Trump [semi-satire]

    10/14/2018 10:17:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    Stumped by what they regard as “an inexplicable deviation from everything we’ve come to believe about race in America,” talking heads at MSNBC and CNN were at a loss for how to explain the friendly relationship between rapper musician Kanye West and President Donald Trump during their meeting to discuss prison reform. CNN’s Don Lemon said “West’s notion that he could persuade Trump to take him seriously is a betrayal of his race. Every sane black person knows that hatred is the only acceptable attitude to have when it comes to Trump. Even if West does get Trump to adopt...
  • Keller @ Large: What Is The Takeaway From Trump’s Meeting With Kanye?

    10/11/2018 3:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | October 11, 2018 | Jon Keller
    BOSTON (CBS) — “I love this guy right here, let me give this guy a hug,” said pop star Kanye West as he rounded the desk in the Oval Office and enveloped President Trump in an embrace. The cameras love it, and this was the takeaway from their televised meeting that Trump lovers will love and Trump haters will hate. But there was more to this meeting than that. The president’s adversaries could learn something from Kanye’s explanation of what drew him to candidate Trump during the campaign. “I love Hillary, I love everyone right?” he said. “But the campaign...
  • ‘BTS members say they will definitely enlist for military service’: minister

    10/11/2018 3:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | October 11, 2018 | Kim Arin
    South Korea’s culture minister put an end to the debate surrounding whether BTS members would be exempted from military service during a parliamentary audit Wednesday. “All of the BTS members say they will definitely enlist for military service,” said Do Jong-hwan who heads the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. His remarks came as Rep. Cho Kyung-tae of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party had asked about Do’s stance on the recent contentious issue: whether BTS members should be granted conscription exemptions on the grounds of the band’s flourishing music career. The debate was initially sparked by a lawmaker...
  • T.I. Calls Kanye West's Trump Meeting "A Repulsive, Disgraceful & Embarrassing Act Of Desperation"

    10/11/2018 2:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | October 11, 2018 | Kyle Eustice
    T.I. went on an epic tirade following Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (October 11). Alongside a FOX News video clip, T.I. took to Instagram to purge his thoughts on — what he calls — “the most repulsive, disgraceful and embarrassing act of desperation” he’s ever witnessed. “Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight),”...
  • Taylor Swift’s Strike Against Marsha Blackburn FAILS In The Face Of GOP’s Kavanaugh Momentum

    10/09/2018 10:46:17 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 21 replies ^ | October 9, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    When singer/songwriter Taylor Swift broke her political silence to denounce Tennessee Republican Taylor Swift with all the “wokeness” you’d expect from an ill-informed Hollywood SJW, I feared that Swift’s tribal driven brand would motivate young Democratic voters. While I’m still not 100 percent convinced that at least some effect won’t take place, it would appear that Blackburn is enjoying a hefty lead over Democratic challenger, former Governor Phil Bredesen thanks to the momentum generated by the successful confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. According to the Washington Examiner, Blackburn is experiencing a growth in support after the...
  • Taylor Swift and the Politics of Groupthink

    10/08/2018 5:14:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 26 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 8, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Last weekend, pop (formerly country) superstar Taylor Swift – after years of carefully avoiding politics – took to Instagram to issue a polemic against Congressman Marsha Blackburn, candidate for U.S. Senate in her home state of Tennessee. Swift, who has long had a broad following across the ideological spectrum, penned a social media screed that tarred Rep. Blackburn with the usual accusations that modern Democrats regularly level against Republicans: accusing her of supporting a patriarchy by taking positions that oppose women, LGBTQs, and other minorities. Now, we have no way of knowing for sure whether T-Swift came to this feeling...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 10/8/2018

    10/08/2018 4:59:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The man dubbed the "far-right candidate" had a very strong first round finish in Brazil's presidential election..... Two Israelis were killed and a third injured in a terrorist attack in the West Bank Sunday morning at an industrial park...... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met from North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for more than three hours Sunday..... The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an accident involving a stretch limousine in upstate New York that killed 20 people..... The Turkish regime believes that Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered when he visited the Istanbul consulate of Saudi Arabia last...

    10/05/2018 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Logicbox · 1 replies
    Neon Music ^ | 5th Oct 2018 | Lucy Lerner
    Jess McAvoy is an Australian-born and raised singer-songwriter who embarked for the bright lights of New York City in 2011 and now resides in Brooklyn. She has been writing music for 20 years, telling tales through a hybrid of blues, pop, rock, and Americana. ‘All Alone’ is a shared personal experience poured from McAvoy’s memories.
  • Go Down Easy (with Apologies to Dan Fogelberg)

    10/05/2018 2:52:05 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-05-2018 | grey_whiskers
    Goes Down Easy by Damn Fogeyberg Christine lost her Justice in the early part of autumn And she moved out of the country Hoping all would be forgotten. The last time that I saw her She was makin' sure the FBI Wouldn't come through that old door frame Where the story is several miles from the truth, The cold hard truth. (Chorus) And it's hard when she goes down easy; And it's hard to keep from cryin'; And it's hard to lose a Justice In the early part of autumn. Well, she learned to cook the tales And she learned...
  • Freeper Poll: Do you think Joan Jett was singing about Kavanaugh?

    10/03/2018 7:01:28 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 19 replies
    self ^ | 10/3/2018 | self
    So, do you think Joan Jett was singing about Kavanaugh in "I Love Rock N' Roll"?
  • Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys support Kavanaugh protest outside Supreme Court

    10/02/2018 3:19:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment News ^ | October 2, 2018 | Ben Kaye, Consequence of Sound
    The F.B.I. is currently conducting its investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Should they wrap up interviews by Trump’s Friday deadline, the Senate could be voting on Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the end of the week. Before that happens, though, over 20 musicians, authors, actors, and producers will make their voices of dissent heard at a protest dubbed, “Bravery is Contagious.” Set to take place Thursday at 7:00 PM right outside of the Supreme Court, the protest comes in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, two of Kavanaugh’s alleged victims. R.E.M.’s...
  • Lana Del Rey Slams Kanye West's Support of Donald Trump, Calling It a 'Loss for the Culture'

    10/02/2018 12:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    People Magazine ^ | October 1, 2018 | Emily Zauzmer
    Lana Del Rey is taking a stand against Kanye West‘s support of President Donald Trump. On Sunday, the “Young and Beautiful” singer — who famously performed at the rapper and wife Kim Kardashian West‘s 2014 wedding — left a scathing comment on West’s Instagram post, in which West, 41, posed in a “Make America Great Again” hat and vowed to “abolish the 13th amendment.” “Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture,” Del Rey, 33, started. “I can only assume you relate to his personality on some...
  • S.N.L.: Watch Kanye West Go on a Bizarre Pro-Trump Rant

    09/30/2018 1:07:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity Fair | September 30, 2018 | Joanna Robinson
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  • News Summary At This Hour-Saturday 9/29/2018

    09/29/2018 5:26:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's going to be a delay in the final Senate vote on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. President Trump has gone along with the desire of Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, one of his most outspoken critics, for an FBI investigation.... Yesterday President Trump signed an 854 billion dollar spending plan.... Over 380 are now reported dead on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following an earthquake and a resulting tsunami... A stabbing attack injured three people in Ravensburg, Germany Friday. Police arrested a teenage suspect identified as a migrant... Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson isn't ruling...
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Watch the New Magnum, P.I.

    09/25/2018 6:50:17 PM PDT · by pboyington · 67 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 25, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    These are strange days in the USA… The Bears are in first place in the NFC North and a pipsqueak posing as Thomas Magnum is trespassing on the grounds of the Robin Masters Estate in Hawaii. And, it’s not Mac… If that wasn’t bad enough, a 100 lb. chick in yoga pants is masquerading as Higgins. Welcome to the dystopian world of the new, 2018 version of Magnum, P.I. The new Magnum, P.I. is a testament to not only how bad Hollywood is now, but how completely upside down society is. In 2018 America, aka America 180; right is left,...