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  • Nostalgic Christmas songs sung from the 1930's and 1940's

    12/23/2020 6:22:12 PM PST · by Texan4Life · 14 replies
    Past Pefect Vingate Music YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Various Artists
    Vintage Christmas Tree: Cool Nostalgic Xmas Songs From The 1930s & 40s (Remastered by Past Perfect)
  • 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...
  • ‘The Mandalorian’ Is New Star Wars For Its Oldest Friends

    12/01/2020 7:47:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 1, 2020 | Steven Kent
    This Star Wars property reaches out to us as a familiar friend who wants to talk about more than the times long past. As many have pointed out, the Skywalker story and the galaxy of interconnected characters and legends amounts to the great modern myth of our time. Right now, however, being a Star Wars fan hurts. Marvel will continue to gain on and outpace Star Wars in popularity with younger generations and make more money at the box office (remember those?), but it will never mean what Star Wars does to the Force faithful. That’s why Star Wars fans...
  • How to lose friends: Bring vintage '50s recipes to Friendsgiving

    11/26/2020 4:39:22 AM PST · by mylife · 153 replies
    sfgate ^ | 11/22/2019 | Madeline Wells
    The year is 1950. The Thanksgiving table is set, and before your growling stomach lies a cornucopia of show-stopping dishes: tomato aspic, jellied turkey vegetable salad, creamed spinach and whatever “cranberry surprise” is (yep, there’s mayonnaise in it). Celia Sack, owner of Noe Valley’s 11-year-old Omnivore Books on Food, is a connoisseur of vintage recipes like these. Formerly a rare-books specialist at an auction house in San Francisco, both her personal collection and her in-store collection of antiquarian cookbooks are extensive. So when I waltzed in one drizzly San Francisco afternoon with a strange request, Sack was more than prepared...
  • Some younger people don't get the reference to "Don't Play B-17" in that Olivia Newton-John song.

    07/11/2020 7:19:53 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 156 replies
    I was driving with a younger relative this morning and had on the Sirius/XM 70's station in which Casey Kasem was counting down the Top 40 from the week of 7/12/75. One of the songs in the countdown was "Please Mr. Please" by Olivia Newton-John in which she urges a fellow bar-fly not to play a certain song on the bar-room jukebox as it reminded her of an old love. So as she repeatedly sings the verse "Please, Mr., please, don't play B-17", my young relative eventually pipes up to ask me what she means by "B-17". Is it the...
  • (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
  • When They Want a New Normal, and You Want to Scream

    05/29/2020 3:21:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    FreedomFest Forum ^ | May 2020 | Katie Phipps Hague
    I’ve noticed something interesting as I’ve scrolled through social media or chatted with friends about the current state of the world...I’ve been surprised to discover that a lot of the folks who have willingly adopted the vision of a “new normal” don’t really have strong opinions on the more politically charged reasons that people either support or abhor these lockdowns and all that come with them. What I’ve observed in my wholly unscientific study, which consisted entirely of perusing social media threads...is that a lot of people who want life to be divided into a pre- and post- COVID-19 way...
  • (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...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    02/23/2020 4:05:03 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 119 replies
    me | 2/23/20 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The FINAL! Just 2 songs! Pick your favorite! No reply, no vote. Please be clear what your intentions are! Cuteness is fun, but often misunderstood. Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 6

    02/16/2020 3:12:16 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 102 replies
    me | 2/16/20 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The FINAL 4! Even easier! Just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. No more refusals - there're only 2 pairs, after all. Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 5

    02/09/2020 4:26:52 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 86 replies
    me | 2/9/20 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 4

    02/02/2020 5:14:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 90 replies
    me | 2/2/20 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear - and please don't overdo it! No onesies.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 3

    01/27/2020 4:35:13 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 87 replies
    me | 1/27/20 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!) 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. 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 ('60S) - ROUND 2

    01/19/2020 4:16:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 192 replies
    me | 1/19/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '60s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 26 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '60s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in play-off brackets, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1 (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3807574/posts)
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 1

    01/12/2020 8:29:13 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 115 replies
    me | 1/12/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '60S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '60s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. Round 1 is listing 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 and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets for the rest...