davidl on January 15th, 2016

You can judge a man by the enemies he makes.  Bill Maher on Ted Cruz, from Daily Beast: It’s high intelligence in the service of evil. It’s one thing to have evil people who aren’t that bright! There’s a reason why everyone hates Ted Cruz. There’s a reason why the big question about Ted Cruz […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2010

From Bruce McQuain, QandO, video: Music City uSA just becomes the All American City.

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Eric Florack on October 15th, 2009

SIFY MOVIES: Al Martino, the singer of 1960’s hits such as Spanish Eyes and Volare, died aged 82 in his home town of Philadelphia, according to a statement from his publicist Wednesday. Philly is in mourning, this morning. One if it’s own is gone. One could hardly be in any kind of radio as I […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2009

Les Paul, the guitar legend, has  reportedly died., over in White Plains, NY.

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davidl on July 7th, 2009

Wacko Jacko, Michael Jackson; is to buried today    Jammie Wearing Fool notes the media Wacko Jacko overloadf, ”It Was An Orgy of Glorification‘ After the first day or so of the Michael Jackson coverage I felt the same way. Hard to believe they haven’t even held a funeral for him yet. Thankfully, with beautiful weather […]

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davidl on June 27th, 2009

Jackson, Eric rambled quite a bit about the late Michael Jackson.   Much too much to quote. First some perspective.   Did I tell you I hate Jonah Goldberg.  Nobody should be able to write his well at one thirty in the morning.    Goldberg finds the media reaction to Jackson passing overdone, via National Review: Generally speaking, […]

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davidl on March 28th, 2009

Representative Eric Cantor (Virginia – Seven) has created a media firestorm because he went to a Britney Spears concert rather than a Barack Obama press conference,  Anne Schroeder Mullins, Politico: Everybody has been asking GOP Whip Eric Cantor about going to the Britney Spears concert on Tuesday night. The Takeaway asked yesterday, to which Cantor replied that he […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2009

Kelly Groucutt’s official fan site has the following announcement up: It is with great sadness that I have to inform the fans that Kelly Groucutt died on the afternoon of 19th February 2009 of a heart attack. (Sigh)

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Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2009

Good lord, Billy; I may be speaking out of turn here, and I may be a little under informed about the depth of that conversation over there, but I’m going to sound off anyway. I didn’t say anything over there, mostly because it is a scene I’m not comfortable getting involved with…  (I tend to […]

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Eric Florack on December 9th, 2008

LA Times: Dennis Yost, 65, the lead singer of the 1960s soft rock group the Classics IV, died Sunday at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio, of respiratory failure, according to a hospital spokeswoman. he Classic IV had a series of hits, including “Spooky,” “Traces of Love” and “Stormy.” Yost, a native of Detroit, played […]

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davidl on November 28th, 2008

via Fox News So what do you call a whore who wantts to become a professional singer, Fox News: NEW YORK – Now that she’s done singing about Eliot Spitzer, Ashley Dupre is taking steps to get a real music career under way. An insider tells the New York Post’s Page Six that the former […]

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Eric Florack on October 28th, 2008

Levi Stubbs, Jr, died over a week ago, on the 17th of this month. Now I feel bad for not having mentioned it. My fault. Of course I’d written something, which is altogether dated, now, but it never made it to the system because I got focused on problems I was having that day, and […]

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Eric Florack on April 23rd, 2008

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Paul Davis, a singer and songwriter whose soft rock hit “I Go Crazy” stayed on the charts for months after its release in 1977, died Tuesday. He was 60.Davis’ other popular hits included “65 Love Affair;” “You’re Still New To Me,” a country duet with Marie Osmond; and “Ride ‘Em Cowboy.” […]

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Eric Florack on February 3rd, 2008

I’ve settled long ago on Winamp because of the way it handles the rather large MP3 collection I have here. However, I thought I’d post what plugins I’m using with Winamp to make the system more livable. First, I’m using MuchFX, which allows me to ‘stack’ DSP audio effects. This is really the most useful […]

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Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2008

Hey, Billy; Yeah, I was aware of the links from Starz to Looking Glass…(One of my offbeat favorite pop tunes was “Jimmy Loves Mary Anne” (Both that and “Brandy” were written by Elliot Lurie, who was the lead vocal/guitar)) Great stuff for students of Pop. Brandy, for it’s part was another B side that ended […]

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