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  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 11 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - 07/02/77 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium

    07/22/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 1977 | Skynyrd
    I don't know exactly why, but I wanted to share this. This is how it's done.
  • George Harrison tree is felled by beetles

    07/22/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT · by dware · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07.22.2014 | Reuters
    A tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California's epic drought, a local official said on Tuesday.
  • Why Buddy Holly will never fade away

    07/22/2014 1:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Philip Norman
    On the basis of simply counting heads, rock music surpasses even film as the 20th century's most influential art form. By that reckoning, there is a case for calling Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash 50 years ago next Tuesday, the century's most influential musician. Holly and Elvis Presley are the two seminal figures of 1950s rock 'n' roll, the place where modern rock culture began. Virtually everything we hear on CD or see on film or the concert stage can be traced back to those twin towering icons – Elvis with his drape jacket and swivelling hips...
  • Amazing Sand Art on Ukraine's Got talent - Kseniya Simonova

    07/22/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012 | Kseniya Simonova
    Reading all of today's headlines here on Free Republic, brought to mind this artist. No I have no idea what the words mean, but the Art speaks for itself. Youtube video so click through to watch
  • Apple to suppliers: Gear up for the next iPhone [Larger Screens!]

    07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | July 21, 2014, 8:51 p.m. EDT | By Lorraine Luk
    Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others. The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C--which had...
  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

    07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7/22/14 | USA Today/LA Times
    USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link. http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-killed-by-beetles/12985001/
  • Is We're the Millers perhaps the funniest film ever made?

    07/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by mylife · 103 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/22/14 | youtube
    I know this is a movie about bad behavior but it seems to redeem bad actors. I heehawed my but off. What do you all think of the film?
  • Katy Perry Mistakenly Tweets That 100 UNICEF Workers Died On MH17 Malaysian Airlines Fligh

    07/21/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 7-21-14 | Rebecca Merriman
    KATY PERRY @katyperry So INCREDIBLY sad to hear that there were 100 volunters for UNICEF on flight #MN17 Sending our prayers to all of the families affected :( UNCIEF have assured the public that no employees or volunteers for the world organisation were onboard the MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week after Katy Perry, an ambassador for the company, tweeted that 100 volunteers had died in the accident. ** snip ** With 54 million followers, more than any other Twitter user, Perry's tweet obviously caused confusion and for many, probably panic. It's unclear where...
  • Selena Gomez ‘Pray for Gaza’ Post Draws Praise

    07/20/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Layelle Saad
    Pro-Israeli fans have attacked celebrities for posts expressing solidarity with PalestiniansSelena Gomez is the latest celebrity to express solidarity with Palestinians suffering under Israel’s brutal assault of Palestinians in Gaza The young pop star posted a message on Instagram on Friday urging her followers to ‘pray for those families and babies today’. While many of her fans praised her post, the singer was attacked by pro-Israeli fans and unfollowed by many. On Tuesday, Barbados-born pop star Rihanna posted #FreePalestine on her Twitter feed, but deleted it eight minutes later after she received a barrage of replies criticising her. Instead she...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Paris Holiday"(1958)

    07/20/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Gerd Oswald
  • Rev. Gary Davis plays "Slow Drag" - (music 1:36min)

    07/20/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "Reverend Gary Davis. His guitar skill must truly be heard to be believed. At points I swear there are at least two or three seperate guitars, but it's all coming out of him. Simply incredible...." .....;
  • George C Scott watches Hillary and Obama being interviewed on 60 Minutes.

    07/19/2014 8:59:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/19/2014 | n/a
    Pretty well done spoof in the style of those "Hitler finds out" clips.
  • More Cowbell!..Mississippi Queen, by Mountain, and the Bells of Rock

    07/19/2014 3:59:50 PM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    July 19 2014 | lee martell
    Some classic rock songs from 'back then' have a distinctive sound in the intro, a rhythmic pattern that would probably make a good ringtone on our cell phones of today. One of those songs that could instantly set the mood was "Mississippi Queen, by the group Mountain, from 1970. The band consisted of four guys; Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi and David Rea. This song, their most successful, reached #21 in the Billboard Hot 100 record chart of 1970. There are many other good songs with the everyday Cowbell in the intro including; #1. Moby Dick, by Led Zeppelin...
  • Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun' is a funny sort of masterpiece

    07/19/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts
    The success of any great piece of art is determined by a few key factors. Does it accomplish what it sets out to achieve? Does it illuminate some essential aspect of the human condition? Does it change those who are exposed to it — rewire the circuitry, add new ideas that disturb the status quo? Does it build on the art of others, in the process crafting something profoundly new? Most important, does it advocate for the enduring relevance of tinfoil? Under these guidelines, Weird Al Yankovic's new "Mandatory Fun" is a stone cold masterpiece. Its goal remains the same...
  • C_SPAN live will soon be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.

    07/19/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Bronzy · 27 replies
    New Policy: Real-time online access to C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3 will soon be available only to verified customers of C-SPAN's cable and satellite affiliates. A simple sign-in on the "Live TV" page of C-SPAN.org with your cable or satellite company credentials is all that's needed to watch any of our three TV channels in real time. (This process is similar to what's now required to access most other "TV Everywhere" programs or channels.)
  • CBS Airs Feminist’s Anti-Christian Song: “I Wish The Virgin Would’ve Had An Abortion”

    07/18/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | Tim Graham
    CBS put on an anti-religion jeremiad early Thursday morning on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: a feminist musician who likes “wearing and making something Satanic since music is so not right now.” Piano-banging rock singer Kristeen Young made her late-night TV debut, accompanied by Foo Fighters stars Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. She sang the song “Pearl of a Girl” that criticizes Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, but most gratuitously proclaims about Jesus “I wish the virgin would’ve had an abortion.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] It’s a bit hard to make out in Kristeen’s ranty performance on...
  • All The King's Men - Broderick Crawford's "Hick" speech

    07/18/2014 8:42:35 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/14 | n/a
    One of Broderick Crawford's best moments in an Oscar-winning performance as Willie Stark.
  • Charlie Haden Dead at 76

    07/18/2014 2:54:38 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 10 replies
    JazzTimes ^ | 7-12-14 | Jeff Tamarkin
    One of the most versatile and influential bassists in jazz history, Charlie Haden, died at age 76 yesterday, July 11, in Los Angeles. Post-polio syndrome, an illness that affects the nervous system of polio survivors, of which Haden was one, was the cause.
  • Madonna Calls for an End to Rockets

    07/18/2014 1:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/13/2014 | Lauren Izso
    Queen of pop posted a tribute to murdered teens on her Facebook page, urging Israelis and Palestinians to reach a ceasefire agreement amid escalating violence. The queen of pop, Madonna, is urging Israel and Gaza to come to a ceasefire agreement. Amid ongoing rocket fire from Gaza and retaliatory airstrikes that Israel is calling Operation Protective Edge, the iconic starlet posted to her Facebook page a call to stop the violence. The 55-year-old diva made two consecutive posts urging an end to the violence. One post was accompanied by a picture of the three young Israeli yeshiva students who went...
  • Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras

    07/18/2014 9:18:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/18/2014 | Anne Midgette
    *** In musical circles, there’s a lot of disgruntlement that the government doesn't do more to subsidize the arts. In one area, though, the government does plenty. The military is one of the largest employers of musicians in the Washington area;
  • ELECTRO-HARMONIX B9 ORGAN MACHINE (video)

    07/18/2014 5:11:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-18-2014 | EHX
    With 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate the most legendary organs from the '60s and beyond, the B9 Organ Machine will transform your guitar or keyboard. Tracking is fast and flawless. Control of its signature percussive click and sweet modulation is precise. Blend your dry instrument to create lush layers.
  • 5-foot-tall Kacy Catanzaro conquers 'American Ninja Warrior' course

    07/17/2014 8:09:48 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 25 replies
    You don’t need to be tall to be an “American Ninja Warrior.” Kacy Catanzaro shocked “Ninja” viewers with her height-defying performance on an impossibly challenging obstacle course that required the 5-foot-tall former NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year to leap through the air. Though Catanzaro’s height should have hindered her from completing the course, she breezed through some of the toughest obstacles, conquering every last one to become the first woman ever to make it through the Dallas finals and qualify for the Las Vegas finals round.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic - Handy (Parody of “Fancy”)

    07/17/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | July 17, 2014 | “Weird Al” Yankovic
    “Weird Al” Yankovic - Handy (Parody of “Fancy”) He’s so handy - everyone says so! “Weird Al” Yankovic shows off his skill set with a tool set in this parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Starring Al Yankovic, Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, Ted Hollis. https://screen.yahoo.com/weird-al-yankovic-handy-parody-133702425.html
  • Blues Great Johnny Winter Dead

    07/17/2014 5:06:17 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 64 replies
    AP
    AP is reporting that blues guitar great Johnny Winter has died in a Zurich hotel room.
  • BIZARRE: Joaquin Phoenix's forehead looks like another face

    07/16/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2014 | ABC 13.COM
    Another fascinating, hilarious and bizarre contribution to internet culture: who's that face in Joaquin Phoenix's face? A YouTube uploader, with an aptly titled username, 'Joaquin Forehead,' published this recording of a scene from the film, Her, to illustrate his absurd discovery: there's a smiling face within Joaquin Phoenix's forehead.
  • Got Time? Watch This 90s Documentary on the Madchester Music Scene

    07/16/2014 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | July 16, 2014 | Alan Cross
    It’s been twenty years, but people still recall what happened in Manchester. This documentary was shot during that era. Video
  • Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

    07/16/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2014 | "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)
  • Yahoo Seeks to Bring the Concert to Your Couch (streaming live content)

    07/16/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 14, 2014 | BEN SISARIO
    The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, the potential audience is limitless. Tuesday’s show is the first in an ambitious partnership to supply free live video streams of a different concert each day for an entire year; more shows are planned by Kiss, Justin Timberlake, Usher and the Neighbourhood. If successful, the program will help establish Screen, Yahoo’s video site and competitor to YouTube. And for Live Nation, the world’s biggest concert promoter, and the rest...
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse cancel Israel concert amid conflict (from Palestinian rocket attacks)

    07/16/2014 10:44:25 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 14 July 2014 03.33 EDT | Sean Michaels
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled a 17 July concert in Israel, citing "tensions which have rendered the event unsafe". As the region shudders with rocket explosions and missile attacks, the musicians said they "look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace". "It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert," Young and his band said in a statement. Some 30,000 people had bought tickets to the gig at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park – the singer's first Israeli show in almost two decades. According to Reuters, the decision...
  • Shart Week drops on Comedy Central

    07/15/2014 8:21:27 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 15, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    In a spoof of Shark Week, Comedy Central will deliver Shart Week. Yes, what a difference one letter can make. "It's gonna be a gas," Comedy Central announced Tuesday, describing it a "weeklong excrement extravaganza." The #ShartWeek programming starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, and the theme will be carried through episodes of "Tosh.0," "Futurama," "South Park," "Workaholics," "Chappelle's Show," "Key & Peele" and other series. The week concludes Aug. 9 with 11.5 hours of "poop-themed programming" from 12:30 p.m. to midnight, Comedy Central said. Viewers of "@midnight" can expect Shart Week-themed #HashtagWars segments.
  • Ray Lonnen, Harry's Game star, dies aged 74

    07/15/2014 6:51:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    He was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and had continued to work, his family said. He died on Friday. Lonnen played the lead in Harry's Game as an undercover British soldier, sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and kill an assassin. He was also in The Sandbaggers, Doctor Who, Rich Tea And Sympathy and Crossroads. The actor also voiced children's animation series Budgie The Little Helicopter.
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • Dozens of theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

    07/14/2014 8:35:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    KFOR.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | CNN
    CLERMONT, Florida (CNN) — Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World. Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected. Now, he can’t be online or near children. “My life is ruined,” he told CNN in an interview at his home. “My family’s life is ruined. My kids’ life is ruined. I’ve devastated my parents because of...
  • Sony Signs $1.7 Million Record Deal With An 8th Grade Metal Band

    07/14/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    You may or may not heard of the three rising stars who make up the metal band Unlocking The Truth. Over the last couple years they have been growing in popularity and have even opened for Guns ‘N’ Roses. The catch? Two of them are only thirteen years old! The other, their drummer, is only 12. They may be young, but they have already taken the biggest possible step in their career. It has been revealed that the trio have penned a $1.7 million contract with Sony. If they fulfill the entire contract and release six albums they will receive...
  • He' back! Weird Al Yankovic Parodies Pharrell's "Happy" With "Tacky" —Watch the Hilarious Video!

    07/14/2014 1:05:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    EONLINE ^ | 07/14/2014 | ALYSSA TOOMEY
    We wonder if Pharrell Williams has gotten wind of this... "Weird Al" Yankovic debuted the music video for his first single from his upcoming album, Mandatory Fun, on Monday, and, in anticipation of the record's release, the 54-year-old celeb will be sharing eight new videos over the next eight days. The first of which is a parody of the Pharrell's hit jam "Happy" and has been cleverly renamed "Tacky" in an effort to poke fun at the tackiest folks in our society with a little help from Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black, who are...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...
  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. […] “We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said [Jon] Goldwater,...
  • Joan Rivers and the Humorless Generation: How the Politically Correct Culture is Killing Comedy

    07/14/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/14/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Joan Rivers made news recently when she walked off of a CNN set during an interview with Fredericka Whitfield. When Whitfield suggested that Rivers could be “mean,” the latter informed the former that under no circumstances should she be interviewing someone, like Rivers, for whom comedy is a calling. Whatever else may be said of Joan Rivers—I, for one, have never had much to say about her at all—this much seems certain: The woman knows that of which she speaks when it comes to her craft. That is to say, she is acutely aware of the purpose, the invaluable purpose,...
  • John Kerry Plays Guitar in China; Experts Critique His Chops — Video

    07/13/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Guitar World ^ | July 11, 2014 | Damian Fanelli
    Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry showcased his guitar-playing skills when he hosted a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing, China. In the Wall Street Journal news item about the performance, which was posted last night, reporter Sarah Larimer reached out to two guitar "experts," asking them to comment on Kerry's skills.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • The Shape-Shifter: Andy Serkis is Hollywood's Most Bankable Invisible Actor

    07/13/2014 6:52:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    He's been Gollum and King Kong, and plays Caesar in this month's ''Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'' Over the past decade, Andy Serkis has quietly become Hollywood's most bankable invisible actor. Next, he'll transform again, for ''Star Wars: Episode VII.'' It's the eyes. In the flesh, Andy Serkis doesn't especially resemble his character from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (rated PG-13, out July 11). Walking fully upright and dressed in a black shirt and jeans with holes in both front pockets, he's looking pretty Homo sapiens—not at all like Caesar, the chimpanzee star of the rebooted...
  • Yoko's Latest Advice-Tweet; " Count All the Words In The Book w/o Reading Them..."

    07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT · by lee martell · 50 replies
    July 12, 2014 | lee martell
    I just saw Yoko Ono's latest Advice Tweet; "Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them, Count All The Objects In The Room Without Classifying Them." My first impluse was to roll my eyes, shrug and say, There she goes again. I still have that reaction to some degree, but it's not as simplistic and vacuous as may first appear. What may appear as an unfettered indulgence of somewhat with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, could also be seen an a cerebral exercise of the imagination. A 'jumping off point' for conventional, linear logic, if you will. Then again, she...
  • The Common Core Movie: "Despicable Them"

    07/12/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, this is the day I do a favor for Universal Pixs. Here, free of charge, is a bold new concept for a cartoon action comedy. Not just a concept, mind you, but a high concept. That's what Hollywood loves. Okay here it is. You have this gang of no-goodniks who want to destroy the public schools in Typical Town, USA. Not just destroy the schools but get rich for doing it! Crime-wise, that's thinking big-big-big. In the opening scenes, we can clearly see that these are bad hombres with cold hearts. Their crooked grins suggest a lifetime of larceny...
  • Conservative Rock Music? - Vanity

    07/12/2014 3:15:18 PM PDT · by QuisCustodiet1776 · 89 replies
    As a branch of the thread that was just posted about modern music - anyone have any suggestions for conservative rock bands? Why are there so few? I have run across one: Tor NemoCan be found on CDBaby. Any others?
  • Open Thread: Modern Music Links

    07/12/2014 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 24 replies
    July 12, 2014
    As part of FR's new Modern Music pinglist, I am asking FReepers to help me compile a list of links to sources of new music. The Modern Music pinglist focus is music from the 20th and 21st century, from Ravel and Shostokovich, through the Synth Pioneers such as Carlos, Jarre and Kraftwerk, and beyond. Here's my start. Live streams: CIND-FM Toronto- http://indie.streamon.fm/ Web: Kling Klang Studios (KraftWerk)- http://klingklangstudio.com/ Jean Michel Jarre- http://jeanmicheljarre.com/ CIND-FM Indie88- http://indie88.com/ Twitter: Alan Cross, Music Historian- https://twitter.com/alancross Kraftwerk- https://twitter.com/kraftwerk Mark Steyn- https://twitter.com/MarkSteynOnline Ladytron- https://twitter.com/LadytronMusic Jean Michel Jarre- https://twitter.com/JMJarre
  • The Obama Mash (The Monster Mash) [YouTube Parody 1:40}

    07/12/2014 11:34:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_53pGUr0SdM
  • Rip Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones

    07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO ^ | 12 JULY 2014 | NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone — born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary — was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. The band members weren't related and had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The...
  • What Killed The Romantic Comedy?

    07/12/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | RACHEL LU
    “You know of course that we could never really be friends… Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.” That’s from the 1989 romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.” But you already knew that. It’s a famous movie and a famous line, and in the 25 years since Nora Ephron’s classic swept the box office, people still love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of true friendship melting into true love.
  • Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member of the 1970s Punk Band The Ramones, Dies at 62

    07/12/2014 12:20:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 122 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014,
    The Ridgewood, Queens, resident had been in hospice and suffering from bile duct cancer, according to Variety. Ramone was a drummer and producer who performed on the band’s first three albums.Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last member of the original 1970s punk band the Ramones, died Friday of cancer, according to Variety. He was 62. The Ridgewood, Queens, resident had been in hospice and suffering from bile duct cancer, the trade publication reported. Ramone, born in Budapest, Hungary, was a drummer and producer who performed on the groundbreaking band’s first three albums, Variety said.