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  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • Moog Brings Back the Ancient Modular Synthesizer (This is Rather Awesome)

    01/20/2015 7:18:48 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 94 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alan Cross
    If you remember guys like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Rick Wright playing keyboard devices the size of refrigerators, you’ll love that Moog, the pioneering synth company, has gone back to making some of those monsters. Behold this glorious synthesizer porn.
  • Favorite Seas Songs,.Ocean's,Lakes,etc. Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 1~23~15

    01/22/2015 6:05:35 PM PST · by fatima · 335 replies
    ~Favorite Seas Songs. ~ The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald *Video* Roger Whittaker: The Last Farewell *Video*
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • We Will Stand [online concert on January 21, 2015; support persecuted Christians in Iraq, etc.]

    01/21/2015 11:50:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    "Glorifying God with One Voice and One Mind." - Romans 15:6 HCSB CCM United, One Message. Many Voices. Contemporary Christian Music has impacted millions of listeners around the world for the last forty years. In the process, artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, The Imperials, Newsboys, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman and countless others have become household names.Their albums and songs define a new era of music we now call CCM. But that era actually began with another group of artists including Love Song, Larry Norman, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, and Evie...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies
    WWW.Brain-Damage.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...
  • Strange Sky Sounds form music when arranged

    01/13/2015 3:32:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/12/15
    Fascinated by the Strange Sky sounds occurring over the world for the last 3 years I decide to take a closer look at them in Ableton Live (Digital Audio Workstation software) and the results were most interesting.
  • Count it All Joy! A Song

    01/11/2015 5:50:50 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ1aE6qHSOc&list=PLCIlBJSHXyrrhBeYGilqH9S5DgotIqAR8&index=16
  • This mashup of popular country songs confirms how formulaic the genre has become

    01/09/2015 10:08:31 AM PST · by Bubba Ho-Tep · 63 replies
    http://www.avclub.com/article/mashup-popular-country-songs-confirms-how-formula I-213620
  • Happy Birthday Elvis Presley

    01/08/2015 4:11:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    Born January 8, 1935. Elvis would have been 80 today.
  • My New Song - Psalm 40 (a Song)

    01/04/2015 5:54:50 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IWvxzsKIww&index=2&list=PLCIlBJSHXyrrhBeYGilqH9S5DgotIqAR8
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Opry Member, Dies at 94

    01/02/2015 5:13:30 PM PST · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 2, 2015 | AP
    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration. He sang "Out Behind The Barn" and delivered his trademark comedy. He had turned 94 a day earlier. "The Grand Ole Opry did not have...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 2 January 2015

    01/01/2015 5:56:06 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 146 replies
    January 1, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. Let's continue to celebrate the new yearwith good conversation and good music. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration of their choice. No worries in the...
  • Jack Payne and his B.B.C. Dance Orchestra "Bubbling Over With Love" British dance band [1931]

    01/01/2015 2:38:12 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 29 Dec 2014 | Jack Payne
    Jack Payne and his B.B.C. Dance Orchestra plays "Bubbling Over With Love."
  • Al Bowlly sings “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians (1931)

    01/01/2015 2:14:15 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube | 31 Dec 1931 | Howard Godfrey
    “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” is performed by Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians with vocal by Al Bowlly issued in 1931.
  • American Music (vanity)

    01/01/2015 3:00:03 AM PST · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    We got the 'ouisiana boogie and the... delta blues! We got country swing and rockabilly too! We got jazz country western and Chicago blues! It's the greatest music that you ever knew! It's American music!
  • Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Abortion: It's 'Haunted Me All My Life'

    12/30/2014 10:01:31 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Raphael Chestang
    Nicki Minaj is about as thick-skinned as they come, but she opened up about a decision that left her heartbroken back in her teen years. The 32-year-old rapper spoke to Rolling Stone about a pregnancy that ended in abortion while she was still in high school. "I thought I was going to die," she says when she found out she was pregnant. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through." According to Rolling Stone, the father of her unborn child was an older guy from Queens that she dated while still attending Manhattan's Fiorello H....
  • For all you older FReepers music you like

    12/30/2014 8:27:58 PM PST · by mojo114 · 88 replies
    Thought someone out there might enjoy. Blind Faith was a group that included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood. I think all the greatest bands came from that era.
  • DFU YOUTUBE SING-ALONG: AULD LANG SYNE (Let Blacks Go Free)

    12/30/2014 8:07:52 PM PST · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 12-30-14 | dfu
    AULD LANG SYNE - 2015 VERSION. I wonder how long it will last
  • What concerts/musical performances did you attend in 2014?

    12/30/2014 7:44:38 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 92 replies
    12/30/14
    Okay. I love seeing my favorite bands in concert. The older I get, the less I get out to shows. It would be great if concerts started at 4pm, instead of 10pm. That said, here is my short list. Elbow Jeff Tweedy Bonnie Prince Billy EmmyLou Harris Hiss Golden Messenger Robbie Fulks Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan Robbie Fulks -- I'll Trade You Money For Wine
  • Fishers of Men (song)

    12/28/2014 5:49:32 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESf7la8C80&list=PLCIlBJSHXyrrhBeYGilqH9S5DgotIqAR8&index=13
  • Pavarotti - O Holy Night (Full Album)

    12/25/2014 7:45:34 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | PůshuncKö Mart
    Tenor; Pavarotti Album; O Holy Night Year; 1990 1. Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) 00:00 2. Pieta, Signore 04:17 3. Panis Angelicus 12:45 4. Qual Giglio Candido (Parola Quinta) 16:48 5. Ave Maria 21:30 6. Gesu Bambino 26:20 7. Ave Maria 30:52 8. Mille Cherubini in Coro 33:50 9. Agnus Dei 37:55 10. Requiem: Sanctus 41:41 11. Adeste, Fideles 50:52
  • Shane & Shane: O Holy Night with Phil Wickham 2012

    12/23/2014 3:32:31 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 22, 2012 | Shane & Shane, Wickham
    Flannel shirts, beards, guitars, harmony, beautiful... and the video brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy FReepers.
  • Vanity - trying to think of an oldie, with almost nothing to go on

    12/23/2014 2:25:09 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 168 replies
    12/23/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hi folks. I consider myself a "student" of oldies (1950s-early 1960s), but I'm having a terrible brain freeze on this one. There is a song I've heard over the years, but I cannot recall the name or the artist. I have almost no clues for you to go on, but I know that some music-history fans consider that a challenge! Here goes: 1. Song had a slow tempo -- a ballad or very much like one. Very soaring vocals by the solo singer. 2. Male singer with great range. The comparisons that spring to mind are Perry Como and Bobby...
  • My Annual Salute To A Great Inventor (A Christmas Story)

    12/20/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 16 replies
    12/20/14 | Hoagy62
    Every year around this time, I write a little tribute to an event that took place on a Christmas Eve many, many years ago. Although I never knew of it until a few years ago when I did a little research, the event impacted my life. It also impacted the lives of countless people all over the world since then. Therefore....let's raise a glass to Professor Reginald Fessenden! "Who?", you say? Read on.... It's Christmas Eve, 1906. in a small building by the shores of the Atlantic in Brant Rock, Massachusetts, Prof. Fessenden is doing some last-minute tweaking to make...
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn ~ Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (blast from the past)

    12/18/2014 9:35:26 AM PST · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Tony Orlando and Dawn via You Tube ^ | April 16, 2012 | stardustdays
    Man, I loved this song in the 70s as a little girl. Makes me so happy to hear it.
  • "Frozen" Director Jennifer Lee Apologizes to Parents for "Let It Go"

    12/16/2014 9:11:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12-16-14 | Francesca Bacardi
    No one wants to let go of "Let It Go" more than parents, and "Frozen" director Jennifer Lee has become brutally aware of that fact. The Oscar-winning director is now apologizing for the phenomenon that swept (and continues to sweep) the nation because adults are fed up with the animated film. "A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, 'Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.' Now they're like, 'Yep, we're still listening to those songs,'" Lee tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I've gone from, 'Thank you,' to, 'Sorry!'"...
  • What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like? Something like this [IF they were into cool jazz]

    12/16/2014 11:47:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 14 Dec 2014 at 10:33 ET
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  • Of Course You Hear What I Hear — Christmas Music Season Is Totally Data-Driven

    12/12/2014 6:58:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 12, 2014 | Walt Hickey
    On Oct. 24 at 6:24 p.m., Magic 96.5 in Birmingham, Alabama, flipped its “St. Nick” switch. The soft-rock radio station began playing all holiday music all the time. Magic 96.5 (WMJJ-FM) was one of the first stations in 2014 to give listeners exactly what they want at year’s end: more the Madonna than Madonna. In fact, there’s an entire library of songs that are in constant demand now, but people cringe if they hear them months before. Radio’s wall-to-wall holiday format is a recent development. Of course, stations in the past played some Christmas music on Dec. 24 and 25,...
  • Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

    12/11/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    RedEye ^ | Megan Crepeau
    The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" from of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday.
  • Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

    12/11/2014 4:44:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    myway.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | LISA LEFF
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod

    12/11/2014 7:31:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | David Sims
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there's software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to "sync." After finally getting an album onto my phone, another software update a...
  • Bob Dylan Announces Frank Sinatra Covers Album Shadows in the Night

    12/09/2014 10:09:09 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | December 9, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. EST | Evan Minsker and Jeremy Gordon
    Bob Dylan has announced a new album called Shadows in the Night, which is comprised of covers of songs once sung by Frank Sinatra. It's his first since 2012's Tempest. It's out February 3 via Columbia, and you can check out the full tracklist below. Dylan produced it under his Jack Frost alias. Listen to "Full Moon and Empty Arms" below. In a press release, Dylan said: It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece...
  • The “Great Gettin’ Up Morning” as Described in an Unlikely Advent Hymn

    12/09/2014 8:08:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-08-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The “Great Gettin’ Up Morning” as Described in an Unlikely Advent Hymn By: Msgr. Charles PopeHere in the heart of Advent, we are considering how prepared we are for the Lord to come again. Either He will come to us or we will go to Him, but either way we must prepare. In today’s post I’d like to consider some teachings about the Day of Judgment, from an Advent hymn that most do not know is an Advent hymn. Tomorrow I would like to consider the great Parousia, wherein the saved enter into glory with the Lord.Regarding the “Great and...
  • Before 'Spectre,' Revisiting James Bond's Theme Music to Date

    12/07/2014 7:03:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2014 | Graeme McMillan
    Thursday’s big announcement for the 24th James Bond movie — Spectre, to be directed by Skyfall’s Sam Mendes, and once again featuring Daniel Craig as the British super spy — sadly lacked details of the most important element of any Bond movie. No, not the Bond girl. The Bond theme. From Dr. No on, each Bond movie has had a distinctive theme that attempts to set the stage for what’s to come. At their best, the songs are as dramatic and exciting as the movies themselves, but… well, let’s just say that not every song is at its best and leave...
  • Some "Getting Ready For Church" Background Music

    12/07/2014 4:59:08 AM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2014 | knarf, various
    Always looking for Sunday morning music while I get ready to go to church, I came across this very pleasing (to me) playlistI hope you enjoy
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 5 December 2014

    12/04/2014 5:58:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 99 replies
    December 4, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Celebrating the Spirituals: Sober but Serene on Themes of Judgment

    12/04/2014 7:53:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-03-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Celebrating the Spirituals: Sober but Serene on Themes of Judgment By: Msgr. Charles PopeI’ve often been impressed at the ability of the old African-American spirituals to treat serious subjects in a clear, memorable, and almost joyful way. This is true even of very weighty matters like sin and judgment.  And while we are here in the opening weeks of Advent, quite focused on the Second Coming of Jesus to judge the world by fire, we do well to look at some of the creative lines from different spirituals that articulate this theme.It can be very helpful to the preacher, teacher,...
  • ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ Is The Worst Christmas Song Ever

    12/04/2014 6:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leslie Loftis
    The worst Christmas song ever isn’t actually a Christmas song. It’s just a song that uses Christmas in the hook and was popular when it was released. So Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” gets played every year starting at the end of November. Every year, I think that the awfulness comes in part from the refreshed shock of dreadful lyrics I’ve not heard in 11 months. Instead, my loathing of the song grows through the season and year by year. So as it starts playing on repeat—and the 30th anniversary edition regales us with two versions this season—a...
  • Ian McLagan of the Small Faces and Faces dies after suffering 'massive stroke'

    12/03/2014 6:51:02 PM PST · by the scotsman · 40 replies
    NME ^ | 4th December 2014 | Leonie Cooper
    'Ian McLagan of the Faces and Small Faces has died at the age of 69, after suffering a stroke. Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the legendary keyboard player suffered a "massive stroke" and passed away in hospital in Austin, Texas. McLagan was born in 1945 in Middlesex. He joined the Small Faces in 1965 and continued to play with the band after they changed their name to the Faces in 1969, when Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined. The Faces split in 1975, and McLagan began work as a session musician, playing with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne,...
  • Alexander Courage, Appalachian Impressionism

    11/30/2014 9:54:51 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 11/30/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    youtube.com/watch?v=KiETwztU3cAAlexander Courage, Dolorous Theme, "The Waltons", Season 5, # 8 "The Wedding", Part 2 (November 4, 1976) The Waltons marked a departure from Hollywood's deprecation of Southern culture, customary since the advent of movie sound. Contrary to the Lil' Abner/Jubilation T. Cornpone approach, Alexander Courage's vastly underappreciated treatment of musical themes are of unknown, literal authenticity. The approach in this piece seems a combination of Cecil Sharp and Frederick Delius. 
  • Venezualan Classical Music System Under Fire

    11/30/2014 4:45:20 PM PST · by tellw · 10 replies
    Waco Tribune (via AP) ^ | 11/30/14 | Joshua Goodman
    <p>BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.</p> <p>But a new book about Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema, or The System, portrays it as a "model of tyranny" where brutal, marathon practice sessions mirror the apparently unlimited power and top-down style of its magnetic founder, Jose Antonio Abreu.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 28 November 2014

    11/27/2014 6:13:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you I'm grateful for the laughter of children The sun and the wind and the rain The color of blue in...
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 142 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKo4NmmvRI What Child Is This? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndtAPNUhI4 O Holy NIght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew11VTnWvFs The Holly and the Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he6J0Bykz4 And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • Count It All Joy! Song

    11/22/2014 8:40:21 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    A Christian song of personal testimony You tube link and video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ1aE6qHSOc
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 November 2014

    11/20/2014 5:58:49 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 106 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay

    11/20/2014 2:46:39 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 123 replies
    Country News ^ | 20 November 2014 | Unknown
    [2 Billy Gilman Reveals He’s Gay By Billy Dukes 34 minutes ago Hours after one country artist revealed he is gay, another followed. Billy Gilman followed. On Thursday afternoon, he took to YouTube to reveal he is gay.
  • NBC's Peter Pan changes offensive lyrics of song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' that stereotypes Native Americans

    11/18/2014 5:46:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 18, 2014
    NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Peter Pan' starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook on December 4 Some of the songs have been changed - including 'Ugg-a-Wugg', which is performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily It previously featured made-up 'Native American-sounding' words that have now been replaced with nursery rhymesNBC has changed the lyrics of the song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' for its live show of Peter Pan after the words were deemed to be offensive to Native Americans. The original number, performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily, featured lines including 'the brave noble...
  • The Ultimate Test: 440 Hz vs 432 Hz

    11/16/2014 5:30:20 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    This video allows you to test yourself to see if you like 440 Hz or 432 Hz better. You won't know which sample is which. Listen to each and see if you like one better than the other or if one feels better to you than the other and draw your own conclusions.
  • What's It Like to Have Perfect Pitch?

    11/16/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 71 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 11/14/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    I knew a man with perfect pitch who was so handicapped by it, he couldn't play anything if it he was hearing the music sung in a different key.I learned to sight-read while transposing on the fly into a different key. It used a certain neurological pathway; it got to be difficult to play in the written key—the customary neurological pathway was different, "too simple".What is perfect pitch? Neuroscientist Diana Deutsch at UC San Diego found that people whose native language is tonal—Chinese—have a higher propensity to have perfect pitch. Also people with mixed-hand preference, the form of left-handedness that...