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  • You Cheated--The Slades (1958)

    01/20/2021 11:49:05 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 8 replies
    "You Cheated" By the Slades, from Austin, Texas.
  • Top songs of 1958 (Pure nostalgia for the old timers)

    01/18/2021 8:03:07 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1958 | Various Artists
    My own favorite from that year was from The Everly Brothers, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
  • The American Dream - Cruisin the 50's (take a 90-min sanity break!)

    01/05/2021 10:23:53 PM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2020 | Old Age Teddyboy
    Old Age TeddyboyCruising culture was an evolution of old traditions of strolling down Main Street or around the town square.Although cruising was predominantly boys showing off their cars (ostensibly to meet girls), groups of girls joined in cruising as well. One appeal of cruising was that youths could evade the supervision of parents and family.Driving slowly down long, straight streets, preferably with many traffic lights to increase opportunities to talk to other cruisers or pedestrians, was only one part of cruising. Cruisers would also gather in parking lots, particularly those of drive-ins, and listening to Rock`n`Roll from their radios.Sit back...
  • Why the Fifties Loom Large in Our Thinking

    12/08/2020 3:22:14 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | December 8th 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    As Kevin Williamson observes, the 1950s still play something of an outsized role in the American imagination:Americans talk about the postwar years — the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy years — as though they were a kind of golden age. They weren’t, and damned few of us would be happy with the political settlement that existed then: The Left may cheer the high statutory tax rates of the time, but actual tax collections in those years were almost exactly what they are today, and as much as 80 percent of that Eisenhower-era tax revenue was spent on the military and national...
  • Daily Life and Popular Culture in the 1950s

    10/12/2020 1:56:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Daily Funnies for Seniors & 50+ ^ | 10/12/2020 | unknown
    Long, but wonderful
  • America 1950 vs. America 2020

    09/15/2020 11:32:24 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 39 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 9/14/2020 | Michael Snyder
    If you could go back to 1950, would you do it? There would be no Internet, no cellphones and you would only be able to watch television in black and white. But even though they lacked many of our modern conveniences, people genuinely seemed to be much happier back then. Families actually ate dinner together, neighbors knew and cared about one another, and being an “American” truly meant something. Today, we like to think that we are so much more “advanced” than they were back then, but the truth is that our society is in the process of falling apart...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 7

    06/08/2020 6:42:56 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 89 replies
    me | 6/8/20 | ME
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 6

    05/31/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 52 replies
    me | 5/31/20 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL 4! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 5

    05/24/2020 7:55:49 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 5/24/20 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The GREAT 8! Votes due: Sunday, May 31 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 4

    05/17/2020 5:09:25 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 5/17/20 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 3

    05/11/2020 4:12:26 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 68 replies
    ME | 5/11/20 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 2

    05/03/2020 8:01:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 5/3/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! Due date: Sunday, May 10 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '50s per BILLBOARD, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1, and pairs them in play-off brackets. Round 1: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3838848/posts
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) ROUND 1

    04/25/2020 1:15:11 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 122 replies
    me | 4/25/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionaries. Round 1 involves listing all 10 #7 candidate songs in order of preference. (The remaining rounds are handled as play-off brackets, starting with 32 pairs of songs to compare.) ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year, which we'll pare from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets...
  • (VANITY) How about another music tournament? This times, '50s!

    04/19/2020 2:41:27 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 113 replies
    me | 4/19/20 | me
    Anyone want to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '50s? At the start of this year, as well as 2 and 5 years ago, I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! Normally it'd probably be next year before I'd even attempt. But given this stay-home COVID nonsense, I thought maybe everyone would like another something to do. You can view how the earlier versions played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3818895/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts I can do this...
  • 'American Pie' singer Don McLean says music no longer exists because of 'nihilistic society'

    04/11/2020 9:01:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/11/2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Don McLean, the 74-year-old singer best known for his 1971 hit “American Pie,” says he is not impressed with the music of today. The singer-songwriter believes times have certainly changed since his early days in the music industry, and he’s claiming there is no longer music of substance when he turns on the radio. The folk-rock singer sat down with Tom Cridland for his YouTube series “The Greatest Music of All Time” to reflect on his musical career highlights. During the candid conversation, McLean partially discusses his political views, claiming that politics no longer “really mean anything,” and he likened...
  • Kasich warns GOP 'seems stuck in the 1950s'

    02/12/2019 3:32:20 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019 | Michael Burke
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) warned in a USA Today op-ed on Monday that the GOP "seems stuck in the 1950s." Kasich, who is considering running for president in 2020 after a failed bid in 2016, also said Republicans haven't learned from their losses in the midterm elections.
  • Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

    09/12/2018 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/12/2018 | Sam Tanenhaus
    The “space race” was a competition, but with only two rivals — “us” and “them.” And this odd partnership, or dance, spilled over into realms of the imagination, particularly the novel. In the aftermath of Sputnik three towering and best-selling works of fiction by dissident Russians — “Atlas Shrugged,” “Lolita” and “Doctor Zhivago” — were published in quick succession, crowded into an 11-month span, from October 1957 to September 1958. Today, all three still live on, each a universe in itself, read and discussed — and fought over — as if written not in prose but in hieroglyphics or code.
  • Making Sense of the Sixties "documentary" [BARF alert]

    01/01/2018 11:30:04 AM PST · by otness_e · 28 replies
    Making Sense of the Sixties is a six part series analysing certain facets of the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and beyond in the United States. The series chronologically examines the cultural and political changes which shaped the era and left an indelible mark on later decades. From the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King; to the rapidly escalating atrocities in Vietnam; to the height of the Cold War and the Space Race, Making Sense of the Sixties weaves historical retrospect with the experiences of ordinary people to capture the mood and mindset...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

    09/24/2017 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 9/8/17 | Amy Wax & Larry Alexander
    Too few Americans are qualified for the jobs available. Male working-age labor-force participation is at Depression-era lows. Opioid abuse is widespread. Homicidal violence plagues inner cities. Almost half of all children are born out of wedlock, and even more are raised by single mothers. Many college students lack basic skills, and high school students rank below those from two dozen other countries. The causes of these phenomena are multiple and complex, but implicated in these and other maladies is the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture. That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married...