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  • She ain’t no Dylan Thomas or Patti Smith, but Taylor Swift certainly ain’t no ‘modern idiot’ either

    04/20/2024 12:53:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    Forward ^ | April 19, 2024 | Seth Rogovoy
    A new album by Taylor Swift is not merely the release of a new collection of songs. It is a major pop-cultural event, given the widespread consensus that Swift is the world’s biggest pop star... ...What’s lacking from Swift, however, is very little hint of proportionality. There is almost no evidence leading a listener to believe that Swift understands that this romantic heartbreak and loss of which she sings is mostly ordinary, everyday stuff, and not a matter of earthshaking proportions. Try as she might, this is no Blood on the Tracks. (Coincidentally, Swift is the same age, 34, that...
  • Taylor Swift Tops Billboard’s Annual Power 100 List for the First Time

    02/04/2024 1:45:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
    Billboard ^ | Feb 2024 | Joe Lynch
    In the latest issue of Billboard, Swift offered a peek into her business acumen, sharing some advice for anyone looking to follow in her trailblazing path. “The piece of advice I would give to the other executives on this list is that the best ideas are usually ones without industry precedent,” Swift told Billboard. “The biggest crossroads moments of my career came down to sticking to my instincts when my ideas were looked at with skepticism. When someone says to me, ‘But that has never been done successfully before,’ it fires me up. We have to take strategic risks every...
  • Grassroots Momentum Is Behind Christian Pop Culture’s Great Awakening

    05/15/2023 7:58:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/15/2023 | MAGGIE MACFARLAND PHILLIPS
    While big studios may not flood the zone with faith-based content, Angel Studios and Wedgwood Circle may still have something to teach them. “Jesus Revolution” and “The Chosen” are not just Christian dramas but part of a revolution in faith entertainment. The former — a feel-good movie about hippies who returned to Christ during the 1970s, starring former “Cheers” and “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer — has grossed more than $52 million since its debut a few weeks ago, making it the most successful film released by studio heavyweight Lionsgate since 2019.But the instructive parable may be its predecessor. Since its...
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 7 - THE FINAL!

    02/27/2022 9:48:32 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    author | 2/27/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 7 – THE FINAL Votes due: Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 2 songs, 1 pair, 1 winner! Vote for your favorite. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See the pair in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s survey Final My YouTube playlist is at 1950s playlist Final
  • (Vanity)TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 5

    02/13/2022 9:49:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    author | 2/13/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 5 – THE GREAT 8 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: Rd 1A, Rd 1B Round 2: Rd 2 Round 3: Rd 3 Round 4: Rd 4
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 4

    02/06/2022 9:43:03 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    author | 2/6/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! ROUND 4 – SWEET 16 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: 1A, 1B Round 2: 2 Round 3: 3
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 3

    01/30/2022 9:23:37 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 1/30/22 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 6 @ 12:00 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!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title - act Rounds 1A and 1B: ToCT Rd 1A, ToCT Rd 1B Round 2: ToCT Rd...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2

    01/23/2022 10:46:56 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 1/23/22 | me
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2 ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! DUE DATE: Sunday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm (Eastern) Round 2 is the start of the play-off tournament style. It starts with 32 pairs of the best 64 songs as chosen by YOU, from Rounds 1A and 1B. Round 1A and 1B: Round 1ARound 1B
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 58 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 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 reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/09/2022 11:35:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 93 replies
    author | 1/9/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1A – ‘50s The baseline for the survey is the top 10 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 reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts. Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part A (as well as B next week) will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with...
  • The Conversion of the Great C.S. Lewis — Captured on Film

    10/28/2021 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    America’s founders said our rights come from God. This is enshrined in our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence. And yet many of the intellectual elites in the West (including in America) in the last century or so have abandoned belief in the Creator. The theory of evolution helped grease the skids toward unbelief. In 1860, a year after the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species, there was the “Great Debate” in a building at Oxford University that now houses a science museum and collection. It is generally held that the evolution side won, and this...
  • 'Pop culture will take your kids to hell,' warns James Dobson

    01/20/2021 9:08:31 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/17/21 | Bob Unruh
    The result of Democrats controlling Washington will be "more regulation, less freedom, more taxation, less religious liberty, more socialism, less democracy [and] more funds for abortion," contends James Dobson. And, he said in his latest newsletter, there will be "less support for the sanctity of human life, less funding for the military, more illegal immigration, more restrictions on speech, less patriotism, more wasteful spending, less support for families, more regulations on business, more appeasement of China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea, less support for the electoral college, trillions more dollars for climate nonsense, more LGBTQ propaganda, less moral compunction, more...
  • Nolte: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Seventh Woketard Franchise to Die at Box Office

    12/21/2020 7:10:13 PM PST · by tbw2 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2020 | John Nolte
    The fake entertainment media is already trying to blame Wonder Woman 1984’s crash and burn at the international box office on the pandemic. Don’t you believe it.
  • Snoop Dogg Says Cardi B Needs To ‘Slow Down’ Rapping About Sex

    12/14/2020 10:21:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    BET ^ | Dec 2020
    Snoop Dogg says he believes women rappers shouldn’t rap about their anatomy or sexuality. During a recent interview with Central Ave, he gave his honest thoughts about Cardi B’s hit song “WAP,” which features Megan Thee Stallion. Apparently, he thinks it’s too explicit. “Oh my God. Slow down. Like, slow down. And let’s have some imagination,” Snoop said of the song lyrics. “Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.” The Doggfather says Cardi should “slow down” when discussing her privates because he feels like they are something...
  • (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
  • Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

    05/24/2020 5:00:33 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 56 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5-24-20 | Lauren Daley
    Here are eight ways to salute the living legend as he embarks on his 80th trip around the sun.
  • (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