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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 July 2020

    07/09/2020 5:57:28 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 27 replies
    July 9, 2020 | Bats In The Belfry
    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...
  • Country band Lady A files suit against Black singer with same name

    07/08/2020 8:26:51 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 44 replies
    https://www.koco.com ^ | 8 July 2020 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.
  • Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, files lawsuit against blues singer Anita White who goes by the name Lady A

    07/08/2020 3:02:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 73 replies
    THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ^ | 08 JULY 2020 | Melinda Newman
    On June 11, the band announced it was dropping the name Antebellum from its name after reflecting on the Black Lives Matter movement and in an effort to be more inclusive. Attorneys for Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, have filed a suit against blues singer Anita White who goes by the name Lady A.
  • The Greatness of Charlie Daniels

    07/08/2020 6:30:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    Charlie Daniels, who passed away Monday, was a great musician, a great man and a great example of what makes this nation great. He should be remembered not only for his contributions to popular music but also as a role model for the American dream. Starting from his high school days in North Carolina -- as he explained in his memoir "Never Look at the Empty Seats" -- he never turned away from his dream or the hard work needed to achieve it. "I wanted to be a professional musician more than anything else in the world, and ever since...
  • Bratty White Girls Sing “Ashamed To Be An American”

    07/07/2020 6:36:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 6 July 2020 | Darleen Click
    <p>One of the defining characteristics of the anti-American Left’s cannon fodder is their puerile petulance. And two chicks with the melanin-level of 10-minute-sunburn decided to mark America’s Birthday with a lame ditty about how ashamed they are to be Americans.</p>
  • Remembering Country Music Legend And Patriot Charlie Daniels

    07/07/2020 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    With a career that spanned both generations and genres, Charlie Daniels will be remembered for his musical genius and his freedom-loving heart. >Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, country music legend, and pioneer of Southern rock, died Monday at the age of 83. Musically, Daniels was best known for his song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but beyond his legendary musical talent, he was an outspoken patriot, veterans advocate, and man of faith. Doctors said Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. Monday morning.Born and raised in rural North Carolina before moving to Nashville, Daniels started his career as...
  • Charlie Daniels passes away after suffering stroke

    07/06/2020 9:36:11 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 250 replies
    WZTV ^ | 7/6/2020 | WZTV Staff
    Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed away after suffering a stroke, his representatives announced Monday. The Grand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer was 83.
  • Gimme Shelter

    07/06/2020 7:11:37 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 29 replies
    Let It Bleed ^ | August 16, 1971 | Rolling Stones
    Ooh, see the fire is sweepin' Our very street today Burns like a red coal carpet Mad bull lost your way
  • American Top 40 With Casey Kasem Debuted 50 Years Ago Today — This Was Its Countdown

    07/05/2020 8:33:36 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 84 replies
    Fifty years ago today, the first episode of the syndicated radio institution American Top 40 aired. The first station to air it was KDEO, in El Cajon, CA, who presented it on the evening of July 3rd, 1970. It broadcast through six other stations on July 4th and its reach would grow exponentially throughout the years, airing on 1,000 different stations at its peak. Casey Kasem, its iconic longtime host, would count down the most popular songs on the Billboard charts every week. “Here we go with the top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40...
  • Lee Greenwood collaborates with US Air Force singers and Home Free for new version of 'God Bless the USA'

    07/03/2020 7:30:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/2/2020 | Naledi Ushe
    The country singer hasn’t changed the patriotic tune since he released it in 1984 Lee Greenwood surprised fans this week by releasing a new version of his hit song “God Bless the U.S.A.” just in time for the Fourth of July. The country singer collaborated with the U.S. Air Force band and Home Free for an a cappella version.
  • Lyrics to the "Black National Anthem"

    07/03/2020 4:59:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 70 replies
    PBS ^ | James Weldon Johnson
    Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us, Facing the rising sun of our new day begun Let us march on till victory is won. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat,...
  • Was Beethoven Black? Twitter Debates Race of German Composer

    07/03/2020 7:17:51 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 89 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2020 | Seren Morris
    Twitter users are debating whether or not Beethoven was black after a blog post about the subject resurfaced online. ... In the post on The Concordian, the author said: "I am no Beethoven expert, but bringing up this topic is important. While getting to the bottom of the truth about Beethoven's race will change nothing about the supreme quality of his music, it will open up dialogue about the massive effects of European colonialism that promote racism still today. .. However, there is no evidence of Beethoven's race aside from portraits that suggest that he was white, and the blog...
  • Favorite Buy or Sell Songs.Tell us your Favorites,Freeper Canteen 7~3~2020

    07/02/2020 5:00:16 PM PDT · by fatima · 156 replies
    ~Favorite Buy or Sell Songs~ Chris Janson - "Buy Me A Boat" *Video* Sold- john michael montgomery *Video*
  • Johnny Mandel, Composer Who Wrote ‘MASH’ Theme Song, Dies at 94

    06/29/2020 11:42:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | 6/30/2020 | Jon Burlingame
    Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily” and the theme from “MASH,” has died. He was 94. “I was so sad to learn that a hero of mine, Johnny Mandel, passed away,” wrote Michael Buble on Twitter. “He was a genius and one of my favorite writers, arrangers, and personalities. He was a beast.” “A dear friend and extraordinary composer arranger and all-around brilliant talent, Johnny Mandel, just passed away,” wrote Michael Feinstein on Facebook. “The world will never be quite the same without his humor, wit and wry view of life and...
  • Rolling Stones warn Trump: Stop using our song

    06/28/2020 1:42:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 121 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/20
    The Daily Mail has reported that The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action over the use of the band's songs at his rallies despite their objections. The classic Rolling Stones hit 'You Can´t Always Get What You Want' from 1969 can be heard many times at Trump's events throughout the country. According to the Daily Mail report, the band's legal team is working with the BMI music rights organization to stop the use of their songs as part of President Trump's campaign. In an official announcement the band wrote: 'The BMI have notified the Trump campaign...
  • Flyleaf - All Around Me

    06/26/2020 6:22:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 22 NOVEMBER 2009 | FLYLEAF
    Some classic (is it already?) 2000s soft/pop/angst rock for you. Enjoy.
  • Van Halen legend David Lee Roth announces he’s changed his name

    06/26/2020 5:57:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jim Harrington
    David Lee Roth has changed his name. The former Van Halen front man now wants to be called “David L. Roth” or “El Roth.” The change was inspired by the current movement in the music industry to disown words having to do with the slavery that existed in the South — which comes in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that rose up after the death of George Floyd
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 26 June 2020

    06/25/2020 5:59:14 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 66 replies
    June 25, 2020 | Old Mother Hubbard
    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 Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. (in memory of Easter Bunny)No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass,...
  • KURT COBAIN's Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal Sells For $9,000 (so much for a weak economy)

    06/23/2020 3:08:40 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | June 23, 2020 | N/A
    Kurt Cobain's Boss DS-1 distortion pedal sold for nearly $9,000 at Julien's Auctions' "Music Icons" event, which took place on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2020 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensAuctions.com. The orange Boss DS-1 pedal was used by Cobain on stage while performing with NIRVANA on the band's "Nevermind" tour at Club Babyhead in Providence, Rhode Island, on September 25, 1991. The pedal has red tape all over the bottom to secure it to the stage. It was accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff Toste, an audience member, who states that...
  • ‘They’re the original gig-workers’: Musicians financially impacted by coronavirus crisis

    06/23/2020 8:21:03 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 17 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jun 22, 2020 | Morgan Wright
    ‘They’re the original gig-workers’: Musicians financially impacted by coronavirus crisis WASHINGTON DC BUREAU by: Morgan Wright Posted: Jun 22, 2020 WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) ─ It’s a tough time to be a musician, with the coronavirus pandemic canceling concerts both big and small. With a lack of gigs for independent musicians, Mitch Glazier with the Recording Industry Association of America said the artists are not getting paid and are financially hurting. “They’re the original gig-workers,” Glazier said. Glazier is now asking for Congress to step in an help. “They did appropriately address creators and independent contractors in the CARES Act – the...