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  • ‘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...
  • Keane - Somewhere Only We Know (Live @ Rock Werchter 2022)

    05/11/2024 5:34:48 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7 Mar, 2022 | Keane
    Concert Werchter, Belgium 03.07.2022
  • Burning Man removes massive ‘antisemitic’ pro-Palestine sculpture that aimed to cause ‘stir’

    05/11/2024 5:31:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/11/24 | Deirdre Bardolf
    The Burning Man festival removed a massive pro-Palestine sculpture from the list of art installations set to be on display at the massive gathering this summer. More than 1,000 people signed an online petition demanding the 8-foot-by-14-foot fiberglass watermelon titled “From the River to the Sea” previously listed on the event’s website be removed — but organizers said the listing was only submitted to cause a “stir” and likely won’t be part of the annual festival in the Nevada desert. “The phrase ‘From the River to the Sea’ is more than just words; it is a battle cry that legitimizes...
  • The Who - Baba O'Riley (Shepperton Studios / 1978)

    05/11/2024 4:11:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 25 May, 1978 | The Who
    Filmed on B-Stage at Shepperton Studios on 25 May 1978 in front of an invited audience including members of The Pretenders, Generation X, the Rich Kids and the Sex Pistols and included in Jeff Stein’s documentary The Kids Are Alright.
  • Golf - Fred Astaire Dancing And Playing Golf [youtube video link]

    05/11/2024 12:25:46 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | long ago | Fred Astaire
    Fred Astaire dancing & playing golf. In this video he makes the game look very easy, maybe not at PGA Tour level, but you can see the great man could play and had a low handicap of 10. Astaire wanted to incorporate golf into a dance routine. "Fooling around at Bel-Air one day," he recalled, "I did a few impromptu rhythm steps just before hitting one off the tee, and was surprised to find that I could really connect that way." So, maybe the game is not so difficult after all.
  • 'Let's blow up this black music!': The ugliness and unrest of 1979's Disco Demolition Night (mild barf alert)

    05/11/2024 6:55:17 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lyndsey Parker
    Forty years ago, on July 12, 1979, what was supposed to be a wacky promotional stunt by shock-rock DJ Steve Dahl to sell tickets to a double-header White Sox baseball game at Chicago’s Comiskey Park turned ugly — when piles of vinyl records, many by artists of color, were destroyed as thousands of anti-disco rioters, 39 of whom were eventually arrested for disorderly conduct, stormed the field. Dahl has always vehemently denied that 98.7FM WLUP’s infamous “Disco Demolition Night” had any racist or homophobic undertones or intentions, arguing that “annexing this event to today’s advocacy is lazy academically and inappropriate...
  • 55 Years Ago: How Sly and the Family Stone Defined an Era With ‘Stand’

    05/10/2024 4:01:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | May 3, 2019 | Nick DeRiso
    There was nothing like Sly and the Family Stone – not then, and not now. At their late-'60s best, this expectation-confounding group boasted the rhythmic ferocity of R&B, but none of its quickly devolving formulaic Motown tics. At the same time, they had a distinctly rock 'n' roll character. That meant no small amount of screw-you attitude, an exhilarating focus on hooks, some seriously weird outfits and a tendency toward hedonism. Fans got a taste of this groundbreaking, genre-jumping amalgam on 1968's Dance to the Music, but it all really came together with Stand, released on May 3, 1969. This...
  • Warren Buffett Says Berkshire Hathaway Sold All of Its Paramount Stock: 'We Lost Quite a Bit of Money'

    05/10/2024 10:05:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    MSN via The Wrap ^ | 05/10/2024 | Adam Chitwood
    As Paramount comes off a rocky week in which the company lost its CEO and its exclusive merger talks window with Skydance came to an end without a deal, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says his company has now sold its entire stake in Paramount. Berkshire Hathaway had previously sold a third of its stock in Paramount during the fourth quarter of last year. "We sold it all, and we lost quite a bit of money, that happens in this business too," Buffett said on Saturday at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. He added that he was "100%...
  • "Hex" - original swing, by Yours Truly

    05/09/2024 11:46:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 4 replies
    me, via Rumble ^ | 5/10/2024 | me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    My latest song. It might just put a spell on you.
  • Why Is a Rap Song About Rhubarb Cake Blowing Up on TikTok?

    05/09/2024 8:04:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Food & Wne ^ | May 8, 2024 | Audrey Morgan
    An investigation into the viral vegetable dessert — plus five rhubarb cake recipes for your consideration.If you spend time on any corner of TikTok, you might’ve heard this extremely catchy song. In the German rap, called “Barbara’s Rhabarberbar,” a woman known as “Rhubarb Barbara” is renowned for the rhabarberkuchen (rhubarb cake) she sells at her rhubarb bar. A few patrons frequent the bar so often that they’re called rhubarb barbarians. The rhubarb bar barbarians then visit the barber and declare themselves the rhubarb barbara bar barbarian beard barbers (keeping up?) You can watch the full video with an English translation...