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  • I'll Be Home For Christmas

    12/17/2017 7:03:46 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 17, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    We began our celebration of the big hits from the Christmas songbook with Mark and Irving Berlin's daughter gathered around her father's piano to recall the family tragedy behind "White Christmas". This week's song is one of many written in the wake of "White Christmas" and in the shadow of war, as Mark and Linda Purl note in the video below. Linda has been a fixture on American TV screens from "Happy Days" to "The Office", "Matlock" to "Homeland". Click here to see Linda's marvelous performance, and afterwards Mark will tell the story behind the song: (audio at site) If...
  • Iconic vocalist Keely Smith dies from apparent heart failure at 89

    12/17/2017 9:53:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | December 17, 2017 | Jim Harrington
    Keely Smith has died at age 89. Here is a press release regarding her death: “Keely Smith, the iconic singer/performer known for her many solo recordings as well as her musical partnership with first husband Louis Prima died in Palm Springs, CA on Saturday, December 16. She was 89 and under physicians’ care at the time of her passing from apparent heart failure. Born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk VA on March 9, 19 28 of Native American (Cherokee) and Irish parentage, Smith showed a natural aptitude for singing at a young age. At 14, she sang with a naval...
  • "Rudolph" from Duck the Halls album for Dr Who

    12/17/2017 9:25:04 AM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    And if you like to see how the same song can be handled completely differently, Gene Autry's Rudolph for Star Trek's Scotty's red nose. Not into Christmas? How about Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" for Indy Jones and his father?
  • Leftists Angry after Taylor Swift Says She ‘Couldn’t Have Asked for a Better Year’

    12/16/2017 3:23:43 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Pop star Taylor Swift apparently struck a nerve with leftists and Internet trolls this week after she said she “couldn’t have asked for a better year” in 2017 and thanked her fans in a birthday Instagram post. “I love you guys so much,” Swift captioned a photo taken at a recent London concert. “I couldn’t have asked for a better year, all thanks to you. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Can’t wait to see what 28 will be like. See you on tour.” That simple message was apparently too much for some Twitter users — and at least a...
  • Great resource for Christmas music. 181.fm

    12/16/2017 1:47:13 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 7 replies
    I've been listening to this most of the afternoon. Si Robertson is on singing You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Christmas Kountry They have other selections if you want another option (scroll down to the bottom of the page). All of the stations they offer
  • "One Toy Soldier" by Enya for JAG

    12/16/2017 1:02:27 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Not into Christmas? How about Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage for The Hobbit?
  • Watch the Guys From Black Rifle Coffee Play Christmas Songs With Guns

    12/16/2017 7:33:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 16, 2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The guys from Black Rifle Coffee Company have created the perfect Christmas video for Second Amendment loving patriots as they hilariously play some of the holiday’s classics by shooting at steel.
  • Blackstone Cherry - Mississippi Queen

    12/15/2017 8:23:39 PM PST · by NFHale · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2017 | Mountain
    "Mississippi Queen... If You know what i mean She taught me everything...." Indeed... :^) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXNnYKqxy9g
  • (Vanity )Elderly Man Walks into Goodwill & Sits Down at Piano. Within Moments, Has Woman in Tears

    12/15/2017 12:14:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    lfittable ^ | Tia Starr
    I love piano, it’s my favorite instrument. I was lucky enough to spend my formative years with a beautiful piano in our small Los Angeles apartment. I took lessons for a while. Although I had the ear and eye for music, I didn’t have the pinkies. To this day, skillfully crafted and executed piano solos bring me to tears. I have four separate Pandora stations featuring piano. Like I said, I love piano. While the household piano was fairly commonplace in middleclass homes decades ago, few modern homes house the magnificent instrument. Weighing hundreds of pounds — if not tons...
  • What concerts/ music performances did you attend in 2017.

    12/15/2017 7:50:55 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 80 replies
    Dec. 15, 2017
    I’m at the age where I wish concerts began at 4pm. And The Mavericks are the best band around, IMHO. Valerie June The Mavericks Pere Ubu Randy Newman The Sadies Gospelbeach Jon Langford and 4 Lost Souls2 Dave Alvin
  • Melania Trump Glows in Emerald Prada Coat for Visit with Children of Military Families

    12/15/2017 5:40:44 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2017 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump glowed in a vibrant pop-of-color for her visit with children of military families at a “Toys for Tots” event at the Joint Base Acostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Melania chose an emerald green, wool Prada coat for her visit with the military kids, pairing the vivid top with khaki-toned J Brand jeans and matching nearly-knee-high leather boots. The Prada coat is made in Italy and features six oversized buttons and a giant, waist-cinching belt buckle, a favorite silhouette of Melania’s.
  • "Arachne's Web" - ambient music

    12/14/2017 11:37:52 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 3 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/14/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    "Spider-Man Spider-Man Does whatever a spider can Spins a web Any size Catches thieves Eats those guys Hey wait Don't do that Spider-Man" --Norm Wilner For a free download of "Arachne's Web" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Hallmark Christmas Movies Under Fire for Spreading “Caucasian Cheer”

    12/14/2017 10:47:02 AM PST · by Scarpetta · 72 replies
    The Hallmark Channel is a throwback to an age when Hollywood produced family-friendly films and love stories that did not involve leather and whips. The network has earned millions of loyal fans for broadcasting movies that promote the virtues of faith and family — stories that tug at your heartstrings. “We are a place you can go and feel good,” Bill Abbott, the chief executive of Crown Media, told the Washington Post. “We intentionally branded ourselves as the happy place. Abbott said. “Hallmark’s tagline is ‘the heart of TV.’” And viewership has skyrocketed since President Trump promised to make America...
  • PBS suspends distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley’ amid misconduct allegations

    12/14/2017 9:39:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | Updated on Dec 14, 2017 6:30 AM EST | By — Erica R. Hendry
    PBS has suspended its distribution of “Tavis Smiley” after “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct against the late-night show’s eponymous host. Variety first reported the news that an investigation “found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates” and that some feared “their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.” But Smiley, in a text and video statement posted on Facebook later that night, said PBS had gone too far. “I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth....
  • Norway becomes first country to switch off FM radio

    12/14/2017 9:27:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.thelocal.no ^ | 13 December 2017 | AFP
    Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings. As scheduled, the country's most northern regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic switched to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in the late morning, said Digitalradio Norge (DRN) which groups Norway's public and commercial radio. The transition, which began on January 11th, allows for better sound quality, a greater number of channels and more functions, all at a cost eight times lower than FM radio, according to authorities. The move has...
  • "Silver Bells" by Mitch Miller for the White House Decorating and Melania, and the NYC Store Windows

    12/13/2017 2:41:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    If you watch the Melania video, uparrows would be greatly appreciated. Just in case. Not into Christmas or Melania? Well, there's always Star Trek. John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High."
  • Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) passes away

    12/13/2017 8:07:16 AM PST · by dfwgator · 55 replies
    Official Smithereens Website ^ | December 13, 2017
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influential New Jersey rock band, The Smithereens – America’s Band. Pat was looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing his many fans and friends. Please keep Pat in your thoughts and prayers.
  • "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms for Man from Uncle

    12/12/2017 8:14:55 PM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    And if you need a political lift, "Silver Bells" by Mitch Miller for the White House decorating and the NYC Store Windows.
  • "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" for Ice Age

    12/11/2017 11:54:54 AM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    A brand new video. "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" for the Ice Age movies.
  • I Saw Three Ships ... (YouTube.Com video of Christmas Lights controlled by piano)

    12/11/2017 11:45:54 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Coolstone.com ^ | The Piano Guys
    'Twas a few nights before Christmas and all through the street, Not a creature was stirring except this piano geek; The lights were all hung on the houses with care, In hopes that Jon wouldn't play piano there; The people were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of cello music danced in their heads; And Paul in his t-shirt and Al in his boots Had just settled down for an all night video shoot. When out in the street arose such a clatter, People sprang from their beds to see what was the matter Out the windows they...