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  • Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Hard Stops Graceland Auction

    05/22/2024 6:54:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | Published: May 22, 2024 | Billy Dukes
    Elvis Presley's granddaughter sent an investment company intent on auctioning off Graceland running. Riley Keough didn't just convince a judge to block the auction of Graceland on Thursday. The actor's legal response scared off Naussany Investments and Private Lending LLC for good. Elvis Presley Enterprises (Graceland) labeled claims made by Naussany as fraudulent upon learning they planned to auction Graceland to get back money loaned to Lisa Marie Presley in 2018. Keough's lawyer said the loan never happened and Naussany "appears to be a false entity created for the purpose of defrauding." A quick family tree is necessary to understand...
  • Pearl Jam Singer Eddie Vedder Trashes Harrison Butker: “He’s a -—— -—-“

    05/21/2024 12:50:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | May 21, 2024 | Bill Donohue
    When Kamala Harris recently dropped the F-bomb, in her sitting capacity as vice president of the United States, her descent to the gutter was noticed by millions. But when low-class rockers call Harrison Butker a “******* *****,” it is par for the course. Butker has been condemned by anti-Catholic bigots for giving a Catholic speech at a Catholic college. The latest to chime in is Eddie Vedder. Who is Eddie Vedder? Never heard of him. But I have heard of Pearl Jam, and he is their lead singer. Not knowing anything about him, I wondered if he was a pro-abortion,...
  • What’s the Best Quick Lasagna Hack, According to the ‘Garfield’ Cookbook?

    05/20/2024 9:05:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Eater ^ | May 20, 2024 | Bettina Makalintal
    We tested three recipes from Garfield... Recipes with Cattitude! to find outGarfieldGarfield famously loves lasagna — so much so that Garfield... Recipes with Cattitude!, a 2013 Gooseberry Patch cookbook devotes a chapter to recipes for just lasagna, pasta, and pizza. Looking past the fact that cats don’t really eat lasagna, this is the thing that’s never added up: Lasagna is also famously a lot of work — I would know, since I recently put myself through the paces testing internet-famous lasagna recipes — and Garfield’s human owner Jon, longtime bachelor that he is, isn’t known for being a terribly good...
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals

    05/20/2024 4:58:34 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 102 replies
    SongFacts ^ | none given | SongFacts
    This was written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Mann had just signed a record deal and recorded this song himself, but his version was pulled when The Animals released the song. Mann and Weil were very productive in the mid-'60s, as they made the transition from writing fluffy pop songs like "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" to songs with more of a message, which appealed to rock bands like The Animals. The Animals producer Mickie Most heard this song and had the band record it. He was looking for American material...
  • Little River Band - It's A Long Way There [youtube audio link]

    05/20/2024 7:54:40 AM PDT · by FLNittany · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 70's | Little River Band
    Real music from a real time if you need help on a Monday.
  • The Powerful Lesson This ‘Reagan’ Actor Learned on Set

    05/20/2024 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    hollywoodintoto ^ | 05/17/2024 | HiT Guest Contributor
    When I was offered the role of Ronald Reagan’s longtime confidant Edwin Meese in “Reagan,” playing opposite Dennis Quaid as the 40th president, I was excited. I asked our producer, Mark Joseph, if it would be all right if I reached out to Meese and he replied, “We can set that up.” I was pleasantly surprised and immediately started to prepare my questions for the interview. The outcome was that Reagan’s former counselor and U.S. attorney general spent an hour with me on a Zoom session. His insights were helpful and as I prepared myself for the role, I read...
  • Smoke on the Water

    05/19/2024 9:06:16 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 32 replies ^ | 1973 | Deep Purple
    We all came out to Montreux On the Lake Geneva shoreline To make records with a mobile We didn't have much time But Frank Zappa and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground
  • "My World Is Empty Without You" - The Supremes (1965)

    05/19/2024 5:47:43 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/15/2012 | fuTuRo-Sonic
    "My World Is Empty Without You" is a 1965 song recorded and released as a single by the Supremes for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown's main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song's fast tempo accompanies a somber lyric which delves into the feelings of depression which can set in after a breakup. It was one of the few songs written by the team for the Supremes to not reach number 1, peaking at number 5 on the US pop chart for two weeks.(snip) In the view of pop historian Andrew Grant Jackson, the Rolling Stones' later song...
  • (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

    05/19/2024 3:29:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | May 19, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    ~yesterday...I played America's Number One record from exactly three-quarters of a century ago - May 1949: Listeners seemed to enjoy it, and many wanted to know more about it. I don't blame them. It's extremely catchy for a song with no consistent title: "Ghost Riders in the Sky"? "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"? "Riders in the Sky"? "Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)"? Or maybe you prefer just plain "Ghost Riders", or "Ghostriders", or half-a-dozen other variations over the years. But, however you label it, it's a song unlike any other. It made its appearance seventy-five years ago, and...
  • ‘Aja’: Steely Dan Hit The Sweet Spot, And The Grammy Hall Of Fame

    05/17/2024 3:10:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | Paul Sexton | May 15
    Produced by longtime collaborator Gary Katz, the album went on to be the band’s most successful, and their first platinum disc.The recordings of Steely Dan are so superbly crafted that it’s no surprise they have won honors for their studio engineering as well as their superior musicianship. The band’s magnificent Aja album, released on September 23, 1977, went on to win a Grammy Award the following February 23. It was for Best Engineered Recording, Non Classical, for Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner, and Roger Nichols. This masterwork, which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003, came...
  • St. Louis police officer lights cigar while straddling suspect during arrest at nightclub, sparking probe

    05/17/2024 7:23:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/17/2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    A St. Louis police officer lit a cigar as he straddled a suspect he had detained on the ground, forcing the department to launch an investigation into the viral incident. Footage posted online captured the officer borrowing a lighter from another officer for the stogie outside Marquee Restaurant & Lounge last weekend in St. Louis, according to the RiverFrontTimes. The officer, who was not identified, was seen with his right arm on the suspect’s chest while he lit the cigar with his free hand. Bystanders and the suspect joked with the officer that they also had lighters to offer.
  • "Tornado" - original rock, by Yours Truly

    05/17/2024 12:01:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 3 replies
    me, via Rumble ^ | 5/17/2024 | me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    My latest song. I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.
  • Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Projected to Boost U.K. Economy by 1 Billion Pounds

    05/16/2024 11:03:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 15, 2024 | Lily Ford
    A new report from British bank Barclay’s says that Swift, who has just kicked off the European leg of her wildly popular tour (revamped to include the top tracks from her latest release, The Tortured Poets Department) will bring around 997 million pounds ($1.26 billion) into the U.K. economy thanks to fans spending an average of 848 pounds to see her live. The “Swiftonomics” report also said that attending one of Swift’s 15 U.K. tour dates is expected to be more than 12 times the average cost of a U.K. night out (67 pounds) and even higher than the cost...
  • Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

    05/15/2024 3:36:32 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    VisitLiverpool ^ | none given | VisitLiverpool
    ">width="30%"/> The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you on a day you'll never forget! Discover Beatles Liverpool with Cavern City Tours. The two hour tour takes place on-board the colourful Magical Mystery Tour Bus and takes passengers on a two hour tour of all the places associated with the Fab Four! Passengers will see where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, met and formed the band that took the world by storm.
  • Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman - live, singing and playing next to Kristofferson, other stars

    05/14/2024 10:53:11 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 1999? | Glen Campbell
    Magic moments with the great Glen Campbell singing to an audience of all star country music greats. Dedicated to the memory of Glen.
  • Warren Buffett Sold Apple and Paramount. Here’s What He’s Buying Instead.

    05/14/2024 9:04:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Warren Buffett hasn’t found a lot to like in the stock market recently.In each of the last six quarters, Buffett has sold more stocks for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) than he bought. Last quarter, he sold off a big chunk of his Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) position and the entirety of his Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA) investment. All told, he sold nearly $20 billion worth of stocks from Berkshire’s portfolio, and he bought less than $3 billion.Buffett lamented investment opportunities for Berkshire are few and far between as the company grows bigger. With a market cap of about $877 billion, there...
  • David Sanborn Dies at 78; Grammy-Winning Musician ‘Put the Saxophone Back Into Rock ’n Roll’

    05/13/2024 5:35:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 13, 2024 | Lisa Respers France
    He played with such artists as Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, and had several successful solo albumsDavid Sanborn, an influential saxophonist, who found success across the genres of pop, R&B, jazz and more, died Sunday. He was 78. “It is with sad and heavy hearts that we convey to you the loss of internationally renowned, 6 time Grammy Award-winning, saxophonist, David Sanborn,” reads a statement on his social media accounts. “Mr. Sanborn passed Sunday afternoon, May 12th, after an extended battle with prostate cancer with complications.” SNIP “By the age of 14, he was able to...
  • ‘Stax: Soulsville U.S.A.’ To Premiere On HBO

    05/12/2024 4:12:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | May 2, 2024 | Will Schube
    The four-part documentary will premiere on May 20.The HBO Original four-part documentary series Stax: Soulsville U.S.A., will premiere on Monday, May 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO with two episodes airing back-to-back, followed by the final two episodes airing back-to-back on Tuesday, May 21 at the same time. All four episodes of the series will be available to stream on Max on May 20. The film, an official selection of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival and winner of the TV Premiere Audience Award, is produced and directed by filmmaker Jamila Wignot. The series is a production of...
  • ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Steve Buscemi Punched by Maniac in Random NYC Attack

    05/12/2024 4:03:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 12, 2024 | Joe Marino, Valentina Jaramillo, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    It seems no one is safe on the streets of the Big Apple these days – not even beloved hometown actor and Brooklyn native Steve Buscemi. Buscemi, 66, was strolling through Kips Bay last week when a brute walked up and struck the “Boardwalk Empire” star in a broad-daylight attack – one of the latest unprovoked assaults in the five boroughs, law enforcement sources told The Post. The actor suffered swelling to his face and left eye and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, his deranged assailant took off and is still on the lam, police sources said.

    05/12/2024 3:48:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | May 9, 2024 | Allison Rapp
    A judge has ruled that Brian Wilson be placed in a conservatorship, which will be run by his longtime publicist and manager, Jean Sievers, and his longtime business manager, LeeAnn Hard. The conservatorship was applied for in February, shortly after the death of his wife and manager, Melinda. It was noted at the time that Wilson, 81, suffers from dementia and is no longer able to care for himself. "Brian and the children living at home will be taken care of and remain in the home where they are cared for by Gloria Ramos and the wonderful team at the...