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  • MTV VMAs Simulcast Dips 6 Percent in Ratings to Another Record Low

    08/21/2018 2:00:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 21, 2018 | Jennifer Maas
    The 2018 VMAs took a hit Monday night, sinking 6 percent in the key adults 18-49 demographic compared to last year’s simulcast, according to numbers from Nielsen. That marks another record low for the MTV awards show, which went host-less this year. More to come…
  • Attn. Chattanooga Freepers! Advice Requested...

    08/21/2018 9:28:06 AM PDT · by Redplum · 37 replies
    8/21/18 | Redplum
    The RedPlumette and I are planning a relaxing vacation to the beautiful town of Chattanooga in the early fall. I'm reaching out for any local gouge that our Freepers in the area can supply. Any advice on hotels, great dining experiences, and local "best kept secrets" would be most appreciated! We plan to see all the tourist-y stuff since it's all new to the Plumette but will have time to explore, too. Also any tips concerning areas to avoid would be great to have, too. Many thanks!!
  • Still The Kings: Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’ Reclaim’s USA’s Top Album Ever

    08/20/2018 4:49:53 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 77 replies
    billboard.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Associated Press
    ‘...The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles' album -- "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" -- is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies...’
  • Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - 7/21/1970 - Tanglewood

    08/20/2018 12:07:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/12/2014 | Chicago on MV
    Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 Recorded Live: 7/21/1970 - Tanglewood - Lenox, MA Robert Lamm - keyboards, lead vocals Terry Kath - guitar, lead vocals Peter Cetera - bass, lead vocals James Pankow - trombone, percussion Lee Loughnane - trumpet, percussio, background vocals Walter Parazaider - woodwinds, percussion, background vocals Daniel Seraphine - drums
  • The Eagles pass Michael Jackson for the best-selling album of all time

    08/20/2018 9:36:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 117 replies
    EW ^ | August 20, 2018
    The Eagles have flown past Michael Jackson’s Thriller to take the record for the best-selling album of all time. Recording Industry Association of America confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday that the band’s 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), has been certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. That officially puts it ahead of Thriller, which has been certified 33x platinum. That’s not even the limit of the Eagles’ record-selling dominance. In addition to grabbing the No. 1 spot, the band also has the third-best-selling album of all time:...
  • Stevie Wonder blames Aretha Franklin’s cancer on ‘global warming’?! (tr)

    08/20/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 20, 2018 | Admin
    Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak. “We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’. Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe...
  • Ry Cooder Concert Disappoints (Politics, Jesus and Trayvon!)

    08/19/2018 8:36:22 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 60 replies
    Concert Comments - Vanity ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Myself
    "Cooder returned for a mournful slide workout during Woody Guthrie’s “Vigilante Man.” The solo excursion included spine-tingling harmonics that surprised even the player himself. “Yeah,” Cooder exclaimed in delight as his fingers found their mark. “That’s hard to do,” he said. “It’s nice when you get it, and a mess when you don’t.” Cooder augmented Guthrie’s lyrics with a verse for Trayvon Martin in remembrance of the youth and others cut down due to misplaced fear and abuse of power."
  • "A Study in Sapphire" - original progressive rock, by Yours Truly

    08/19/2018 12:24:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 8/19/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    No British nobility were harmed in the making of this video. For a free download of "A Study in Sapphire" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Shares Letter Sent to Coldplay for ‘Yellow’ Permission

    08/19/2018 11:59:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 19, 2018 | Ilana Kaplan
    Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shared the note he sent Coldplay requesting the licensing rights for their 2000 hit “Yellow.” Coldplay initially rejected Chu’s request, and the film’s studio Warner Bros. remained concerned that the song’s title and placement in the romantic comedy would be problematic (yellow is a derogatory term against Asians), but Chu wanted to use the song to reclaim the word. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.” But Chu didn’t give up. Instead he wrote a...
  • Northern California pro wrestling voice Walt Harris passes away

    08/19/2018 11:42:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online ^ | August 19, 2018 | Dave Meltzer
    Walt Harris, the voice of the most popular period of pro wrestling in Northern California and best known nationally as the host of the syndicated Roller Derby shows, passed away last night at the age of 97... Harris was the sole announcer for National All Star Wrestling and Big Time Wrestling in the 1960s that aired on KTVU, Ch. 2 in San Francisco, and KCRA, Ch. 3, in Sacramento, and were syndicated at times in cities like Honolulu, Phoenix, and other West Coast markets. He had already been the Roller Derby announcer on that station for a few years and...
  • 50 Greatest Frontmen in Rock and Roll History

    08/19/2018 6:03:44 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 150 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | Champ Clark
    "Alone I'm nothing," said Robert Plant. But as Led Zeppelin's front man, he was the guy in the spotlight - and, according to a Rolling Stone's readers poll, the best lead singer of all time. Of course we all have our favorites. Here for Plant's 70th birthday, are 50 of the most compelling frontmen of the rock and roll era. https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/gallery/50-greatest-frontmen-in-rock-and-roll-history/ss-BBM4c2a?li=BBnb7Kz
  • 'Blues Brothers' Director John Landis Remembers Aretha Franklin: "She Was a Real Soldier"

    08/18/2018 5:47:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | john Landis
    Aretha agreed and then she came in and she listened to the tracks and she said, “I'd like to change the piano.” I said, “Of course, who would you like?” She said, “I’ll do it.” So she sat down at the piano with the mic and, with her back to us, started playing and singing. Her piano playing actually made a difference. It was more soulful.
  • Movie Review -- Crazy Rich Asians

    08/18/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Fandango ^ | 8-18-18 | vanity
    This is my personal assessment of this movie. Run, don't walk, to see this hilarious romantic comedy in your nearest theatre. I haven't laughed so hard in a movie theatre in years. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I need to see it again, since many of the jokes are culturally based, but there was enough there to keep just about anybody entertained. It received a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many of the reviewers seemed to have Asian names, so it doesn't look like they were offended at the humor. The audience where I viewed it...
  • Netflix Cancels Joel McHale, Michelle Wolf Talk Shows

    08/17/2018 6:44:57 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 27 replies
    Netflix has decided to cancel a pair of talk shows on Friday: “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale” and “The Break With Michelle Wolf.” Both shows had finished their respective runs, with “The Break” wrapping up its 13 episode order on July 31. The streamer will not order any more episodes.
  • Drivers Seat - Sniff 'n' the Tears (1979)

    08/17/2018 5:55:21 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 59 replies
    The summer of 1979 was a very hot and steamy summer in New England. I can almost still smell the fried food from the clam shacks as we cruised up and down the beaches in our Pontiacs, our Dodges and if we were lucky enough to have one, our Chevy Camaros. Always with the windows rolled down and the top down too if we had a convertible. Car radios blaring, of course. A lot of us had the local FM rock stations dialed in on our five presets. Or we had our tape players, either cassette or 8-track, but the...
  • ESPN won’t televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year — by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of Axios.com, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said. “Again that could change....
  • Apocalyptic Songs

    08/16/2018 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Tzaphon · 53 replies
    08/16/2018 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Songs for the End of the World Apocalyptic Songs Subtitle: Whistling through the graveyard Oy Gevalt! But first... apocalypse a·poc·a·lypse əˈpäkəˌlips/Submit noun 1. The complete final destruction of the world, especially as described in the biblical book of Revelation. 2. an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale. "a stock market apocalypse" So let's see, what have we have to difine the end of days? Blood Moon and Mars on Capricorn July 27 2018 Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome...
  • On this date: Aug 16 1977 Elvis Presley dies

    08/16/2018 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the “King of Rock and Roll” brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates. Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jesse, died during the birth. Elvis grew up dirt-poor in Tupelo and Memphis and found work as a truck driver after high school. When he was 19, he walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4...
  • Argument over Aretha Franklin leads to Suffolk shooting, witnesses say

    08/16/2018 1:33:37 PM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Rachel Cardin
    SUFFOLK, Va. - Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. Police said the shooting that happened in the 300 block of East Washington Street started with an argument. News 3's Rachael Cardin spoke to a witness who said he heard the two people in a local barbershop arguing over whether or not Halle Berry played or would play Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once outside the shop. Both men got emergency medical...
  • Argument over Aretha Franklin ends in shooting in Virginia: report

    08/16/2018 12:33:10 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 16, 2018 | Theresa Seiger,
    SUFFOLK, Va. - An argument over who played Aretha Franklin in a movie turned violent Thursday morning when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other one, according to the Suffolk police and WTKR. Police were called around 10:45 a.m. to the scene of the reported shooting, at the intersection of East Washington and Liberty streets. Authorities said two men were arguing when one of them pulled out a firearm and shot the other. Both men were later taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The man who was shot was last listed Thursday morning...