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  • We cut away from the DNC protest to cover Boyz ii Men (CNN)

    07/25/2016 1:26:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 34 replies
    Watching CNN. They just started covering a protest at the DEM Convention that was blocking delegates from entering the arena when Jake Tapper cut to reporter off so they could cover the Boys ii Men performance. All the news that's fit to spin.
  • Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

    07/25/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies ^ | 07/25/2016 | MARGALIT FOX
    Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others. Starting as a teenager in the late 1940s and continuing for the next two decades, Ms. Nixon...
  • Bryan Lewis "I Think My Dog's A Democrat"

    07/24/2016 12:52:29 PM PDT · by demkicker · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    Well, I think my dog's a democrat and it breaks my heart to say - to think an ugly thing like that, but there's a big old pile of evidence that points to the fact that my dog might be a democrat....
  • Ariana Grande Had a White House Performance Rejected Over Donut-Licking Scandal

    07/23/2016 2:25:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    MSN Billboard ^ | July22, 2016
    On Friday (July 22), Wikileaks published thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, including one email thread revealing Ariana Grande had a proposed White House performance rejected over her donut-licking scandal last year. The leaked emails show a request to vet Grande with interest in booking her for a White House gala late last year. While Grande seems to have a clean criminal and financial record, as Gawker reports, the vetting includes a detailed report of the controversy in which Grande was caught on camera at a donut shop, saying "I hate America" and "maliciously" licking some unsupervised...
  • Global Airing of ‘Clinton Cash’ Documentary on Breitbart with Email Sign-Up

    07/23/2016 7:30:46 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    The highly anticipated Clinton Cash documentary will air for free with email sign-up on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Why Queen & George Harrison’s Estate Probably Can’t Sue Over Having Their Songs Played At RNC

    07/22/2016 5:52:37 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 52 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chris Morran
    Regardless of your political leanings, you’ve probably heard this week that a number of prominent bands were unhappy to find out their music had been used without their permission at the Republican National Convention. However much these artists may not like having their famous tunes used for political purposes, they may not be able to do much about it. The first high-profile group to sound off about their music being used at the RNC was The Turtles. After the band’s classic 1967 tune “Happy Together” was used on the first day of the convention, Turtles co-founder Howard Kaylan expressed his...
  • George Harrison's estate: Trump's use of 'Here Comes the Sun' is 'offensive'

    07/22/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 121 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 7/22/15 | Jessica Goodman
    The Beatles’ beloved Abbey Road song “Here Comes the Sun” was played at the 2016 Republican National Convention Thursday as Ivanka Trump took the stage, and late Thursday night, George Harrison’s estate slammed Republican nominee Donald Trump for using the song, calling the act “offensive” and “against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.” (Harrison wrote the track.) “The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” Harrison’s estate’s official Twitter account posted. The account then followed up and joked that maybe another one of Harrison’s songs would have better...
  • Eric Clapton to appear on new Rolling Stones album

    07/22/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Unattributed
    Guitarist Eric Clapton will appear on the Rolling Stones' blues-inspired new album, Keith Richards has confirmed. The musician "dropped by for a couple of numbers", Richards told BBC 6 Music, adding the recording sessions had been "like old times down in Richmond". Both the Stones and Clapton's former band, The Yardbirds, used to perform at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey. Richards said the Stones were hoping to play some European dates next year and would "love to" perform in the UK. "I think it's on the menu somewhere," the 72-year-old said. The new album was confirmed by the band...
  • Your Band Name?

    07/22/2016 8:59:11 AM PDT · by gigster · 120 replies
    If you had a musical band, and you had to name it, what would your best name be?
  • Michelle Obama lets loose with Missy Elliott, James Corden on 'Carpool Karaoke' (barf alert)

    07/22/2016 8:00:01 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Statesman (D.C.) ^ | 7/22/2016 | Douglas Barclay
    During an early summer visit to Washington, D.C., comedian James Corden brought his "Carpool Karaoke" segment to the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.In contrast to Corden's usual guests, such as Adele and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Obama didn't have an album to promote and didn't have any songs of her own to sing. Instead, she joined Corden on a pleasant (and heavily guarded) tour through Washington. The two discussed life in the White House and sang along to some of the first lady's favorite tunes."James Corden's White House tour takes an unthinkable turn when First Lady Michelle...
  • Ben Selvin & His Orchestra "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D (1929)

    07/22/2016 1:25:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Ben Selvin
    Ben Selvin & His Orchestra play "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D, recorded on December 9, 1929.
  • Tiny Parham & His Musicians "Lucky '3-6-9'" Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)

    07/21/2016 11:55:32 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Tiny Parham
    Tiny Parham & His Musicians plays"Lucky '3-6-9'" on Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)
  • "You're Driving Me Crazy" Society Serenaders vocal by Richard Neller (1930)

    07/20/2016 4:07:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Walter Donaldson
  • Keith Richards Says Beatles Concerts ‘Were Never Quite There’

    07/19/2016 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 144 replies ^ | July 19th, 2016 | By Annie Reuter
    Like everyone else, The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a Beatles fan, but he said they weren’t a particularly great live band. “Musically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there,” he told the Radio Times And while Richards was friends with The Beatles in their early years, he “excommunicated” them in 1967 after they became influenced by mystic leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, NME reported. “He was a f—ing operator, a sucker job,” Richards said of Yogi.
  • Can Republicans Rock Cleveland?

    07/19/2016 4:29:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 19, 2016 | Emma Roller
    THE Republican Party is really trying to sell us on the rock ’n’ roll theme of this year’s convention... (Cleveland) It is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is on point with an exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” about the intersection of rock and politics... Max Espinosa, the exhibit’s curator, admitted that the biggest challenge of putting it together was reconciling the fact that many of the featured musicians don’t like the Republican Party’s agenda. “Rock and roll is a lefty medium,” he said... ...a Frank Zappa quote: “Rock music was...
  • Great parody Trump speech!

    07/19/2016 7:05:06 AM PDT · by HangUpNow · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | Mike Kaminski
    Mike Kaminski aka Comedian Michael Clive is known for the Most Authentic imitations in the World (like his 'Patton Speech'). In this great parody speech, Mike catches Trump at this best and worst. He Nukes 0bama's foreign policy & more! All the "Trumpisms" you love.
  • When you play the 'Star Wars' theme in front of John Williams' house...

    07/18/2016 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/18/2016
    A feel good story for once.
  • George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D (1933)

    07/18/2016 12:00:32 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1933 | George Olsen and his Music
    George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D, recorded on Sept. 7, 1933
  • On The Banks of the Wabash Faraway

    07/17/2016 10:33:36 PM PDT · by gg188 · 2 replies
    public domain ^ | 1897 | Paul Dresser
    Pence was not my first choice. But I trust Trump's judgment. This is the official state song of Indiana. It would be nice if at Pence rallies we could great him and his family with sing-along to welcome him and his family with this beautiful song.
  • Report: U2's Bono Took Shelter Inside Nice Restaurant During Bastille Day Terrorist Attack

    07/17/2016 7:55:07 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sunday, July 17, 2016, 6:09 | Nicole Hensley
    Irish rockstar Bono was among scores of people police escorted to safety after the deadly Bastille Day attack along the Nice promenade, according to a French report. The U2 frontman was dining at the posh La Petite Maison restaurant in Nice as throngs of terrified people poured into side streets near Place Massena while fleeing the besieged Promenade des Anglais, restaurant co-owner Anne-Laure Rubi told the La Parisienne magazine. Bono — along with celebrity chef Alain Ducasse — took shelter from the popular eatery’s terrace after Mohamed Bouhlel plowed through the promenade with an 18-ton refrigeration truck. People flee for...
  • OUTSTANDING Marseilaise

    I'm a big fan of the Marseilaise in Casablanca but this might be better. Roberto Alagna demonstrates why world class trained singers are the ones who are world class. Follow the link provided. ML/NJ
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Hall of Fame Country Musician Bonnie Brown Dies At 78

    07/17/2016 5:38:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    NEWS CHANNEL 5 ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A publicist for Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum, has died. Kirt Webster said Brown died Saturday of complications from lung cancer. She was 78. Her brother, Jim Ed Brown, died in 2015, also of cancer.
  • PlayStation Vue Review: two months with Sony’s TV service (internet tv)

    07/17/2016 9:15:38 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 8 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | 7/4/16 | Brittany A. Roston
    In mid-March, Sony rolled out its previously limited PlayStation Vue service across the nation, bringing three channel packages to anyone with a PS3 or PS4, Amazon Fire TV/Fire Stick, or iPhone/iPad (and, as of June 29, Android). I'd been using Sling TV before this, but I was never too pleased with the service and so when the opportunity came to switch, I did. I've been using PlayStation Vue for the last two or so months and feel confident saying that, for the most part, it's pretty great. PlayStation Vue, assuming you have a decent Internet connection and no prior knowledge...
  • Istanbul (not Constantinople)

    07/16/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | A long time ago | Mona Lisa Smile OST
    "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you've a date in Constantinople She'll be waiting in Istanbul Even old New York was once New Amsterdam Why they changed it I can't say People just liked it better that way So take me back to Constantinople No, you can't go back to Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks Istanbul...
  • Ronnie Milsap taken to hospital before GA concert

    07/15/2016 8:10:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Jimmy Carter
    Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap was taken to a south Georgia hospital before a concert Friday night. The 73-year-old singer was supposed to perform a concert, but there was some type of medical emergency before he went on stage. Milsap left the venue in an ambulance headed to a local hospital. There is no word on Milsap’s condition. Some of Milsap’s biggest hits include Smoky Mountain Rain, There’s No Gettin’ Over Me and What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life. Stay with Channel 4 and for updates on this story.
  • "Choo Choo" & "Cheerful Little Earful" Blue Pacific Orchestra (Ambrose & Orchestra) Piccadilly 716

    07/14/2016 11:57:11 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Ambrose / Matty Malneck / etc.
  • Harry Belafonte launches social justice music festival

    07/14/2016 10:09:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
    Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances and performances from actors Chris Rock and Jesse Williams and musicians John Legend and Common. Belafonte announced Thursday that, his social justice organization, will put on the “Many Rivers to Cross” music and arts festival on Oct. 1-2 in the Atlanta suburb of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The event will promote advocacy and awareness around urgent human rights issues. …
  • Death Race 2016

    07/14/2016 9:39:48 PM PDT · by UnBubba · 8 replies ^ | 7/24/13 | KYLE ANDERSON
    There’s no reason anything with this title should be as fun or as genuinely interesting as this is. It’s a movie so lovingly slapdash and so clearly trying to be better than it has any right to be that it moves into the realm of actually being fantastic. Each of its brisk 80 minutes tingles with gleeful ridiculousness and has something for everybody: fast cars, naked women, wanton violence, political and social commentary, and even a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone.
  • The ESPY’s Open With Pro-Black Lives Matter Message –‘The Racial Profiling Has to Stop’

    07/14/2016 12:30:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/16 | Trent Baker
    This year’s “ESPY Awards” on ABC opened with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James delivering a message regarding last week’s death of two African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement, and the Dallas attack on police officers that left five dead and several others injured. “We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America,” Anthony said. “The events of the past week have put a spotlight on the injustice, distrust and anger that have plagued so many of us. The system is broken. The problems are not new. The violence and the racial...
  • Neighborhood Bully, words and music (Dylan's 1983 pro-Israel song)

    07/12/2016 2:00:13 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Tidido ^ | unk. | Bob Dylan
    Click the song at the top of the page and then expand the lyrics.
  • Pighan McCain almost lets it slip. [Vanity]

    07/12/2016 1:43:03 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 43 replies
    So last night, while driving and channel surfing, I came across Pighan McCain's horrific radio show. It is occasionally a good source of unintentional humor, interspersed with nausea. She was just beginning to lament how she dreaded going to Cleveland for the convention (So why go? It's not as though anyone would miss her.), and she specifically stated that it wasn't anything about Cleveland, but that it felt as though she was going there to "watch something very sad." She went on to ask her co-RINO, "what if Trump supporters are there and they become aggressive, like they have in...
  • Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ Celebrities 100 List of highest-paid stars

    07/11/2016 5:09:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | July 11, 2016
    There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.
  • AC/DC’s Cliff Williams to Retire After Current Tour

    07/09/2016 6:04:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Guitar World ^ | 07/08/2016 | Christopher Scapelliti
    Cliff Williams has played bass in AC/DC since 1977. By the time the group’s current tour wraps up in September, he’ll have logged nearly 40 years with the Australian rockers. Apparently 40 years is long enough. Williams says his future plans don’t include continuing with AC/DC. “It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years,” Williams says. “But after this tour, I’m backing off of touring and recording.” […] “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal,” Williams says of the band. As for his decision, “I feel in my gut it’s the...
  • Mika and Joe jet off to Nantucket together

    07/09/2016 12:27:48 AM PDT · by r_barton · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8, 2016 | 9:50pm | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have not confirmed they are a couple, but they are certainly spending a lot of their free time together. On Friday, the MSNBC hosts were spotted getting a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Nantucket, Mass.
  • Just thought we needed some fun.

    07/08/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 16 replies
    Youtube | A youtube channel.
    Just thought we all need a good laugh, enjoy.

    07/08/2016 12:25:33 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 5 replies
    July 8, 2016 | Roderick T. Beaman
    POLITICALLY INCORRECT NO TRUTHS PLEASE When I was in high school, several of our teachers lamented the depiction of blacks in movies and television. The reason given was that they were always shown as servants or other degrading roles. Years later, many blacks called The (Bill) Cosby Show, with the title actor’s character an obstetrician/gynecologist and a successful lawyer for a wife, unrealistic. The family lived in a beautiful brownstone in highly fashionable Brooklyn Heights. Stepin Fetchit billed himself as ‘the laziest man on earth’ and catapulted to millionaire status by the 1930s, the first black actor to do that....
  • Zappa doc looks back at a lifetime of lousy music

    07/08/2016 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 137 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/2016 | Kyle Smith
    Quotable, controversial, anarchic, charismatic and handsome (in an ugly way), the zany avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa had everything one needs to be a star, except talent. The doc “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words” cuts together concert and interview footage to make it clear that Zappa (who died in 1993) was once famous, though it doesn’t tell us why.
  • Bread - "Baby I'm-A Want You" (1972, video)

    07/07/2016 10:49:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/7/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Baby I'm-A Want You”
  • Paul Simon – “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (1976, video)

    07/07/2016 9:32:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/7/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”50 Ways To Leave your Lover”
  • Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie) – “You Make Loving Fun” (1977, video)

    07/06/2016 10:44:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/6/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”You Make Loving Fun”
  • Nigel Farage interview | Bass Cover

    07/06/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Seb Read Music
    Jamming to some classic Farage.
  • The Four Tops, “Bernadette” (1967, video)

    07/06/2016 8:49:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/6/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Bernadette”
  • Ringo Starr - "It Don't Come Easy" (1971, video)

    07/06/2016 6:21:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/6/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”It Don't Come Easy”
  • Barbara Lewis - "Baby, I'm Yours" (1965, video)

    07/05/2016 1:10:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/5/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Baby, I'm Yours”
  • “Hey Nineteen” - Steely Dan (1980, video)

    07/05/2016 11:41:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/5/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Hey Nineteen”
  • The Band, “The Weight” (1978, video from "The Last Waltz")

    07/05/2016 9:57:01 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/5/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”The Weight”
  • “Day After Day” – Badfinger (1971, video)

    07/05/2016 8:30:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/5/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Day After Day”
  • “Kind of a Drag” - The Buckinghams (1967, video)

    07/05/2016 6:00:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/5/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Kind Of A Drag”
  • Kate Smith, “God Bless America” (1943, video)

    07/04/2016 5:35:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/4/2016 | Staff
    Happy Birthday America! Hope you enjoy. ”God Bless America”