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  • China state media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

    05/29/2016 4:14:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 7:16 AM EDT
    The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th-century German philosopher who wrote a book called “The Communist Manifesto.” Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song praising Karl Marx, in the latest attempt to leverage popular culture in support of the ruling Communist Party. Entitled “Marx is a post-90” — China’s version of a millennial — the song extols the communist godfather’s supposed coolness with lyrics such as, “Life is full of little accidents, then one day I discovered how awesome he was.” “I saw my faith, don’t even ask why,” it continues. “You are my...
  • People all Over the World Join Hands Start a Trump Train

    05/29/2016 9:39:32 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 29, 2016 | Komorusan714
    Published on May 29, 2016 - The Writing is on the Wall - President Trump Derails The NWO
  • Toby Keith ~ "American Soldier"

    05/28/2016 6:58:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Vanity
    An old song, but Toby Keith does a good job honoring the American Soldier, (This means Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen too!)
  • STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild

    05/28/2016 4:41:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/28/2016 | STEPPENWOLF
    STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild
  • ‘We’re Not Trying to Islamicize Hip-Hop,’ Say UK Muslim Rap Duo

    05/28/2016 4:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    Two British Muslim women rappers say that they smashing the stereotype that women in Islam are oppressed – one rhyme at a time. In a new ad campaign by a subsidiary of a UK smartphone retailer, hip-hop duo Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor - together known as Poetic Pilgrimage - are filmed in a short clip discussing their image as Muslim hip-hop artists. “The typical messages that come out about Muslim women being oppressed, if someone was to look at me, if someone was to hear our music - that would be dispelled” the rappers, say in the video....
  • An Appropriate Song For This Weekend

    05/28/2016 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Borneo1 · 1 replies
    Nobody Comes Back The Same. A new song by Odiss Kohn. https://www.facebook.com/nashvilletoday/videos/1703503513236648/
  • More Clebrities, Rock Stars Turn to Islam

    05/28/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Fri, May 27 2016
    Until very recently, Teuku Wisnu was known mostly for his role in a humdrum soap opera broadcast by local television channels. Three years ago, Teuku underwent a transformation by appearing less on television and developing the habit of wearing typical Muslim garb and growing his beard long. Soon, he started appearing on television playing a different kind of role, that of a Muslim preacher. Last year, Teuku caused a stir after stating on national television that Muslims should not recite Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Koran, as a prayer for the dead. This week, the 31-year-old Aceh native...
  • Tommy Emmanuel - "The Duke" - Acoustic Guitar Solo

    05/28/2016 6:52:51 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/19/2015 | Tommy Emmanuel
    May 26th was John Wayne's 109th Birthday. This song was written by Tommy Emmanuel as a Tribute to John Wayne. It is a fitting tribute to an American Icon. I hope you enjoy it.
  • Elton John Battles to Suppress Critical Story About Homosexual Partnership

    05/27/2016 11:13:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    British entertainer Elton John has launched an aggressive, expensive—and, to date, largely successful—effort to suppress a report about his homosexual partner's extra-marital activities. Elton John and David Furnish have attained international prominence as a "model" married homosexual couple, with two children borne by surrogate mothers. When a London tabloid, the Sun, obtained a report that Furnish was involved with another man, as a result of an "open" relationship with John, the couple sought and obtained an injunction against publication of the story. Although the publisher argued that reports about the couple's sexual indiscretions were relevant to the public discussion of...
  • RETROTECHTACULAR: EXAMINING MUSIC IN 1950’S RUSSIA

    05/27/2016 7:50:13 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 5-27-16 | Kristina Panos
    If you had told 12-year-old me that one day I would be able to listen to pretty much any song I wanted to on demand and also pull up the lyrics as fast as I could type the artist’s name and part of the title into a text box, I would have a) really hoped you weren’t kidding and b) would have wanted to grow up even faster than I already did. The availability of music today, especially in any place with first world Internet access is really kind of astounding. While the technology to make this possible has come...
  • A whole new world: Netflix gets exclusive Disney streaming rights

    05/26/2016 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 26 MAY 2016 | WISH TV
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Netflix is getting exclusive Disney streaming rights. Among lots of new movies coming to Netflix this summer, perhaps one of the biggest announcements was the partnership with Disney. In a release on Tuesday, Netflix announced the partnership saying it will have exclusive streaming rights for Disney movies, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm. The catch? They won’t be available until September.
  • Meet The Trumps (FOX)

    05/26/2016 4:23:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    I've watched some of it. Melania is a striking woman speaking four languages, is elegant, well-educated, refined and direct - you can't find a more ideal First Lady.
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at T.I. concert near Union Square

    05/26/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Joe Marino
    A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people — including rapper Troy Ave — wounded when gunfire erupted shortly before the start of a concert by rapper T.I. at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, sources said.
  • Gerry Rafferty sings "Right Down the Line", 1978 (video)

    05/26/2016 6:02:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2016 | Staff
    Dedicated to all the good women out there. Hope you enjoy. ”Right Down The Line”
  • * VANITY * JUST FOR FUN * VANITY *

    05/26/2016 3:15:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    American culture ^ | 1958 | DION AND THE BELMONTS
    Older people are easily sidetracked when researching serious stuff in the wee hours of the morning
  • VIDEO: Parody MERCILESSLY Mocks Liberal "Gay Captain America" Agenda!

    05/25/2016 5:16:38 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies
    There has been a major push lately to gay all the things (read Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…. Surely you’ve noticed. Speaking of penises in your face, the latest move for the Gaystapo is heterosexual appropriation; that is taking a heterosexual character and turning him/her homo. Currently in the gaydar’s sights? Captain America. Yes, THAT Captain America. Well, we figured if the left wants to see Steve Rogers all gayed up, who are we to deny them said wish? VIDEO AT LINK OR HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JEBlfGZd4
  • Musicians: "Politician X Can't use My Music" but Bakers/Photogs MUST let their creation be used?

    05/25/2016 2:44:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    5/25/16 | sff
    So I just saw little article about leftist 60s guy Neil Young who said Donald Trump couldn't use one of his songs...same thing with Aerosmith.... So, it just kind of struck me: Artist "Y" created something and THEN Trump purchases the CD/Music File/Record, whatever the material is upon which the recording is made...and then uses it for his OWN pleasure. Artist Y hates Trump and says that even though the record can be bought and purchased, Trump cannot play it publicly. And that wish is respected. Baker "J" creates cakes. Or photographer "G" creates stunning pictures. Can THEY not restrict...
  • A Curious Murder Spectacle: New York's longest running play goes mostly unnoticed.

    05/25/2016 9:05:36 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Splice Today ^ | May 25, 2016 | Clay Waters
    The psychological thriller Perfect Crime has been strangely shunted out of Manhattan's cultural memory. It hit its astonishing 29th anniversary last month having failed to wear a groove in the city's psyche. Tourists lured from the relatively close Times Square discount tickets booth dominate the audience; the natives seem to treat the pleasant fourth floor space on 50th St. and Broadway like an anthrax factory, or the local Conservative club. On a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon there were no more than two dozen theatregoers in a space that could’ve held 10 times that many. Yet in a ruthlessly competitive cultural...
  • Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember?

    05/25/2016 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Borges · 243 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/23/2016 | Chuck Klosterman
    Classifying anyone as the “most successful” at anything tends to reflect more on the source than the subject. So keep that in mind when I make the following statement: John Philip Sousa is the most successful American musician of all time. Marching music is a maddeningly durable genre, recognizable to pretty much everyone who has lived in the United States for any period. It works as a sonic shorthand for any filmmaker hoping to evoke the late 19th century and serves as the auditory backdrop for national holidays, the circus and college football. It’s not “popular” music, but it’s entrenched...
  • TWITTER: Bill Clinton in movie role

    05/24/2016 8:04:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-24-16 | DFU
  • TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight

    05/24/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 27, 2011 | Century Media Records
    Uploaded on Apr 27, 2011 - TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album "Stand Up And Fight". Century Media 2011. For more info visit: http://www.turisas.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/turisas
  • Aretha Franklin sings "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", 1975 (live performance, video)

    05/24/2016 12:36:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.”Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing”
  • Bob Dylan's Forgotten Pro-Israel Song,Revisited

    05/24/2016 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    The Times of Israel reports: “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.”
  • The Buckinghams sing "Don't You Care", 1967 (video)

    05/24/2016 8:21:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Don't You Care”
  • Lulu sings "To Sir, With Love" on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 (video)

    05/23/2016 8:39:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/23/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. To Sir, With Love
  • Toby Keith - American Ride

    05/23/2016 7:59:47 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2009 | Toby Keith
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNDcAWNscg8
  • Rapper Threatens To Kill Donald Trump If His "Momma's Food Stamps" Are Taken Away

    05/22/2016 6:55:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-22-16 | Tyler Durden
    I could go to war with whoever the f*** I want to, but I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump trying to take food stamps from my mamma and that’s all the f*** she’s got. As long as the m*****f****** government let us keep food stamps… we gonna be good, but the first time this nigga pass a law talking about he taking Louisiana purchase, sh*t going to get ugly. I swear to god on every m*****f****** chain I got, bitchez gonna go down. You gotta understand them (inaudible) love Fruit Loops. They love...
  • Listen online tonight: Los Angeles Philharmonic performs Mahler's Third Symphony

    05/22/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Sunday, May 22 | 7 pm 
PDT / 8 pm MDT / 9 pm CDT / 10 pm EDT Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Tamara Mumford, mezzo-sopranoWomen of LA Master ChoraleLA Children’s Chorus Mahler: Symphony No. 3
  • American Graffiti (1973)

    05/22/2016 1:19:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 56 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/22/2016 | me
    American Graffiti (1973)
  • Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly

    05/21/2016 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aaron Tippin
    Never Forget. Ever.
  • An Evening With Tommy Emmanuel (Entire Concert) Acoustic Guitar

    05/21/2016 8:23:06 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/22/16 | Tommy Emmanuel
    Recorded 2013 in Pensacola, Florida, this full-length video contains 17 tracks of Tommy exactly how you want him: live, solo and acoustic! Previously self-released as a CD/DVD set and only available at live shows, Tommy has made the full show available here on his YouTube channel for all! Tracklist: – El Vaquero – Hope Street – The Bug – Traveling Clothes – Endless Road – Countrywide – Dixie McGuire – Waltzing Matilda – Miyazaki’s Dream – Windy and Warm – Secret Love – Blood Brother – Angelina – The Duke – The Trails – Drums – The TE Ranch
  • Over the Rainbow - Sandra Bae - Acoustic Guitar Solo

    05/20/2016 7:46:46 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/23/14 | Harold Arlen arr by Peter Huttlinger
    Here is Sandra Bae playing the Peter Huttlinger arrangement of Over the Rainbow. Amazing chord work and finger picking. Enjoy
  • Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows to protest anti-LGBT bill

    05/20/2016 12:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 20, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Maroon 5 are the latest band to cancel shows in North Carolina because of the state's anti-LGBT bill. "We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation," the band said in a statement on their website. "This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don't want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right."
  • John Berry of Beastie Boys has died at age 52.

    05/19/2016 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 19, 2016 | NAJA RAYNE
    Beastie Boys original member John Berry has died, according to a report. He was 52. Berry, who is credited with coming up with the band’s name, died on Thursday in hospice care at a facility in Danvers, Massachusetts at 7:30 a.m., Rolling Stone reports. The musician's father, John Berry III, told the magazine that his son had battled frontal lobe dementia, which had gotten worse in the past few months. When the band formed in 1981, Berry played as the guitarist, before leaving the group in 1982 after performing on the band's first EP Polly Wog Stew. While Berry was...
  • Tommy Emmanuel Harmonics Techniques: Guitar Workshop Feb 9th, 2013

    05/19/2016 5:25:12 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/9/2013 | Tommy Emmanuel
    If you have ever wondered how guys like Tommy Emmanuel or Chet Atkins can get all those amazing harmonics, then you need to watch this video.
  • Miley Cyrus to Jimmy Fallon: I’m a ‘Good Face’ For Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    05/19/2016 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 73 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 19 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Miley Cyrus couldn’t be prouder to represent Planned Parenthood and abortion, according to the singer herself. On Tuesday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon invited the 23-year-old celebrity on the Tonight Show as a guest. To introduce Cyrus, Fallon asked the audience to “please welcome one of the coolest, hardest working people we know.” In the middle of interviewing Cyrus, Fallon brought up her “charity” work. “You’re releasing a T-shirt today?” he prompted Cyrus, before holding up a shirt featuring a photo of her behind a steamy pane of glass kissing the word “pro-choice” traced in the fog. In agreement,...
  • Dude Plays Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” on Banjo

    05/19/2016 10:54:56 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    Guitar World ^ | 5-18-16 | GW Staff
    Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon is, as we’ve shown in the past, the guy who covers Slayer and Cannibal Corpse songs with banjos and ukuleles. Now, as part of what he’s calling “May-tallica,” he has posted a banjo cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” with a keytar solo, to boot.
  • Halfway Home - Tommy Emmanuel - Acoustic Guitar lesson

    05/18/2016 7:53:48 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 8 replies
    True Fire ^ | Tommy Emmanuel
    Here is a close up view of Tommy Emmanuel playing Halfway Home. If you want to try to play it, you can purchase the full lesson at True Fire for $6.99 or you can just watch his fingers over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again. Good luck and happy picking.
  • Clinton Surrogate Rendell: We'll win because we will have the ugly women vote

    05/18/2016 12:38:00 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 51 replies
    Will [Donald Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure. For every one he’ll lose 1½ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like “You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,” that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally. — Ed Rendell, a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign
  • RIP Guy Clark

    05/18/2016 7:13:01 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    5/18/16 | GSWarrior
    A great American songwriter has passed awayLA Freeway
  • Miley Cyrus Sells T-Shirts to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    05/17/2016 10:43:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 17, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion corporation is a billion-dollar business — but apparently singer Miley Cyrus thinks it could use a few more bucks. The actress and media icon is selling t-shirts to raise funds for the biggest abortion company in the nation. As LifeNews previously reported, Cyrus launched a campaign in April to support the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The singer and actress, known for shocking audiences with nudity, sexual gestures and generally grotesque behavior, posted a photo on Instagram and Twitter to announce the campaign The post shows Cyrus wearing a bright pink pin with the abortion giant’s logo...
  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law

    05/17/2016 5:52:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2016 7:29 PM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program. In an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday, Perlman said he will not perform in North Carolina until the law is reversed. “If I’m invited, I will come once the law’s repealed. But as long as this thing is there, I have to take a stand,” Perlman said. …
  • Guy Clark Dead at 74

    05/17/2016 8:30:24 AM PDT · by waterhill · 12 replies
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/ | today | The Tennessean
    A most excellent songwriter aka "The Craftsman", built songs as well as guitars.
  • Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck

    05/16/2016 5:47:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/16/2016 | Engelbert Humperdinck
    Original old movie clip of Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Sinead O'Connor missing in Wilmette

    05/16/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    Wilmette police confirm O'Connor went on a bike ride Sunday at 6 a.m. and did not return. Earlier this month, Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor for claiming that the comedian supplied drugs to Prince. The lawsuit calls O'Connor's accusations "despicable, fabricated lies" and adds that "O'Connor is now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged Internet rants as for her music." O'Connor, whose biggest hit was a 1990 reworking of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U," posted on her Facebook page about a week after Prince's death that he was a "long time...
  • What Dancing with the Stars really means. Hope & Cagney

    05/16/2016 1:45:40 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    self ^ | 5/16/2016 | self
    Enjoy Bob Hope and James Cagney.
  • Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

    05/15/2016 10:12:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2016 | Steve Karnowski
    Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86.
  • The Fascinating History of a Latin Death Hymn You’ve Heard Many Times Without Knowing It (Dies Irae)

    05/15/2016 9:04:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2014 | Aisha Harris
    There’s a musical piece you’ve likely heard many times before—but unless you have a particularly trained ear and are also hip to the catalog of Medieval Latin hymns, you probably haven’t noticed it. It’s a musical pattern from “Dies Irae,” a haunting chant for the dead, and CBC Radio host Tom Allen has put together an impressive video history of the work.
  • Favorite movies about a game?

    05/15/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies
    Self | 5/15/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Searching for Bobby Fischer . . . The Hustler . . . The Natural . . . Hoosiers . . . The Big Lebowski . . . Some of the most memorable movies center around a game and dedication to mastering it. What are your favorite movies in which a game plays a central role? Board games, card games, sports . . . any games will do!
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock protesting during NC shows

    05/14/2016 10:29:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016 1:56 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    The a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is protesting North Carolina’s law addressing LGBT rights and bathroom use by transgender people during its concerts in the state this weekend. The group performed as scheduled but protested in song at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Friday, and plans to again at the High Point Theatre in High Point, North Carolina, on Saturday night. …