- This Week’s New Music: Oct. 21, 2016 - October 21, 2016
As we wait out the tail end of fall, here are some new releases that kept our ears buzzing this week. Lady Gaga: Joanne Still... The post This Week’s New Music: Oct. 21, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Oct. 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016
It’s time for the weekly new music wrap up, and here’s a selection of what caught the attention of our ears this week. The... The post This Week’s New Music: Oct. 14, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Win Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds from Napster - October 10, 2016
We want you to listen to Napster in the best possible way in any situation and this week we are giving away TWO pairs... The post Win Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds from Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Oct. 7, 2016 - October 7, 2016
Here’s our weekly wrap up of this week’s notable albums and singles, and there’s something here for everyone. Bruno Mars: “24K Magic” It’s been... The post This Week’s New Music: Oct. 7, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 30, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Welcome to this week’s wrap up of new music that caught our ear. Enjoy! Bon Iver, 22, A Million Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver)... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 30, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Solange To Play SNL Next Month Alongside Host Benedict Cumberbatch - October 23, 2016
Solange scored her first #1 album this month with A Seat At The Table, and here’s another first for her: She’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s 11/5 episode alongside host Benedict Cumberbatch. It’ll be the last episode before Election Day, so it should be interesting even beyond the promise of two powerful […]
- Watch Taylor Swift Play “This Is What You Came For” For The First Time At Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Concert - October 23, 2016
Taylor Swift performed her first and only concert of the year at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas after Formula One’s US Grand Prix qualifying race tonight. In addition to hits from 1989 and Red (which came out four years ago today incidentally), she played “This Is What You Came For” live for […]
- Watch Nai Harvest Piss Off Security At Their Final Show - October 23, 2016
Fuzzed-out Sheffield alt-poppers and Band To Watch alums Nai Harvest announced that they were breaking up back in July. But they just played their final concert at London nightclub Kamio last night, and they went out with a bang. Security tried to shut the show down after a mere two songs due to all the […]
- President Obama Dances To “Hotline Bling,” Dabs With Usher At His Final White House Musical Event - October 22, 2016
The Obamas held the last musical event of Barack’s presidency, BET’s Love And Happiness: A Musical Experience, on the south lawn of the White House last night. As the AP reports, the show featured performances from Jill Scott, Usher, the Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Janelle Monáe, and De La Soul, among others, and Obama took […]
- Couple Gets Engaged Onstage At Danny Brown Show - October 22, 2016
Danny Brown is on tour in support of his new album Atrocity Exhibition right now. And during his show at Dallas’ South Side Music Hall last night, as Complex reports, he invited a young man onstage, who in turn invited his girlfriend onstage to ask her to marry him. She said yes — whew! — […]
- Vocations: A Film Technician Who Discovers Gems in the Outtakes - October 22, 2016
Willem Barneveld, a film technician and curator at Pro-Tek Vaults in Burbank, Calif., sometimes comes across footage that no one has seen in 80 years.
- Snapshot: Christopher Guest: No Eccentric Obsession Left Behind - October 21, 2016
Mr. Guest, whose new movie is about men and women who caper and cavort as sports mascots, discusses his films and the quirks that make people feel alive.
- Review: ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Finds Tyler Perry in the Usual Costume(s) - October 21, 2016
Mr. Perry’s most popular character is back again to crack wise and deliver advice in this comedy. He plays some other people, too.
- On DVD: Two ’70s Movies on Video Enter the Valley of the Cult Heroines - October 21, 2016
Eiichi Yamamoto’s animated “Belladonna of Sadness” is organically outré; Russ Meyer’s “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” is intentionally so.
- Op-Ed Contributor: ‘Too Bad You’re Latin’ - October 21, 2016
A movie producer’s words sum up America’s view of its largest ethnic minority.
- This Week’s Movies: Oct. 21, 2016 - October 20, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” “Moonlight” and “Fire At Sea”
- Movie Listings for Oct. 21-27 - October 20, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series. A complete list of new releases is at nytimes.com/intheaters.
- Max Landis Is a Hollywood Disrupter With an Attitude - October 20, 2016
The screenwriter Max Landis, son of John Landis, has strong opinions about showbiz, and he isn’t shy about expressing them, in person or online.
- Review: Tom Cruise Has a Familiar Furrow in ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ - October 20, 2016
Mr. Cruise returns as this title character to fight menace in Edward Zwick’s film.
- ‘Fire at Sea’ Is Not the Documentary You’d Expect About the Migrant Crisis. It’s Better. - October 20, 2016
Instead of raising awareness, Gianfranco Rosi cultivates alertness. His film is an impressionistic tour of an Italian island turned upside down.
- Review: ‘American Pastoral,’ Philip Roth’s Fiery 1960s at Low Heat - October 20, 2016
Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut is a shallow but watchable gloss on this Roth novel, conjuring a searing image of the disintegrating American dream.
- Review: ‘The Handmaiden’ Explores Confinement in Rich, Erotic Textures - October 20, 2016
This erotic fantasy from Park Chan-wook, set in Korea in the 1930s, tries to ravish your senses so thoroughly you may not notice its sleights of hand.
- The Rolling Stones share new blues song ‘Hate To See You Go’ - October 23, 2016
The Rolling Stones has sampled out another 56 seconds of the upcoming ‘Blue and Lonesome’ album with ‘Hate To See You Go’.
- Geri Horner ‘worried about Spice Girls comeback after welcoming baby’ - October 22, 2016
Geri Horner is said to be debating whether to go ahead with the Spice Girls comeback show next summer (17) after welcoming her new baby.
- Katy Perry: ‘Music heals hearts’ - October 22, 2016
Katy Perry was moved when she witnessed a mother of a sick child find hope through music.
- Kanye West posts sweet video tribute to birthday girl Kim Kardashian online - October 22, 2016
The footage features beautiful home video moments of the reality TV star with her late dad.
- Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams appointed Met Gala co-chairs - October 22, 2016
The stars take over the roles from Taylor Swift and Idris Elba.
- Taylor Swift wins right to seal groping lawsuit photo - October 21, 2016
Other "ordinary and mundane" documents in the case will be made available for public viewing.
- Azealia Banks still planning to press charges against Russell Crowe - October 21, 2016
The defiant star insists the way the actor allegedly manhandled her was not OK.
- Lady Gaga returns to bar she first performed in at 15 - October 21, 2016
The singer is busy coming up with set ideas for her Super Bowl gig next year.
- Michael Buble regrets having kids so late - October 21, 2016
Michael Buble has cut back on alcohol and cigarettes after realising he was in bad shape.
- Azealia Banks apologises to Zayn Malik for abusive comments - October 21, 2016
Azealia Banks has thanked Zayn Malik for teaching her not everything is about her.
- The Music Business Week in Review (Oct. 17 to 21) - October 23, 2016
Last week, Amazon was on top. This week, however, a fight between longtime musician David Lowery and musician Ari Herstand flared up at DMN. Researchers also found freelance musicians more likely to be on medication. Bob Dylan refused once again any acknowledgement of the Nobel Prize. Here’s the music business week in review. Monday kicked […] The post The Music Business Week in Review (Oct. 17 to 21) appeared first on Digital Music News.
- 5 Ways to Keep Your Wireless Headphones from Dying - October 21, 2016
It’s coming: a dark world of desperate, wireless headphone zombies. Battling for the sole plug at Starbucks, killing their neighbor just to drown out the noise for 5 minutes more. Here’s how you can survive. Wireless headphones have a lot of advantages. They also have tons of horrible disadvantages, most notably running out of power. […] The post 5 Ways to Keep Your Wireless Headphones from Dying appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Bob Dylan Definitely Gives Zero F*(ks About His Nobel Prize - October 21, 2016
“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” – Bob Dylan The above words penned by Bob Dylan have never been truer, especially for the singer-songwriter himself. Five days after Dylan received the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, his website finally acknowledged the prize. However, it took less than […] The post Bob Dylan Definitely Gives Zero F*(ks About His Nobel Prize appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Imogen Heap’s ‘Happy Song’ Scientifically Proven to Make Babies Happy - October 21, 2016
‘The Happy Song’ includes audio elements and sounds measured to produce happiness in infants. Imogen Jennifer Heap, better known as just Imogen Heap, has plenty of reasons to smile. The Grammy award-winning artist’s song, The Happy Song, has reached first place in the iTunes Children’s Music Song Charts. The Happy Song is the first-ever song […] The post Imogen Heap’s ‘Happy Song’ Scientifically Proven to Make Babies Happy appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Moore & Giles and Crosley Radio Announce Limited Edition C10 Leather Turntable - October 21, 2016
Moore & Giles Leather + Crosley Radio C10 = a new leather turntable with a nice finish. Moore & Giles sells leather. Not just any leather, however. According to their website, they only sell the finest leather from their huge collection. What does this have to do with music? Great question. Moore & Giles has […] The post Moore & Giles and Crosley Radio Announce Limited Edition C10 Leather Turntable appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Not a Music Major? 7 Ways to Work on Your Music Career in College - October 20, 2016
Sometimes your passion isn’t your major. And if you’re not a music major, Here are some tips on how to keep your music career going when you have to spend time on classes. I am a biology major in college as well as a performing musician. I’m not a music major. Most of the time I love […] The post Not a Music Major? 7 Ways to Work on Your Music Career in College appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Most UK Consumers Believe Music Streaming is Too Expensive - October 20, 2016
Music streaming at 9.99 per month does not equal “cheap.” A new YouGov-Zuora study shows that most UK consumers believe that music streaming is not cheap. The YouGov study polled 2,000 UK consumers. Only 10% of the UK adult population are actually paying for a music streaming subscription. They pay an average of £7.07, or […] The post Most UK Consumers Believe Music Streaming is Too Expensive appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Amazon Music, Your Marketing Sucks. Here’s How to Fix It. - October 20, 2016
Last week, DMN rated Amazon Music Unlimited a 10. This week, we’re having trouble finding it. Have you tried Amazon Music Unlimited? It’s absolutely great. The playlists make sense, the user interface is intuitive, and selection is great. Amazon Music Unlimited has pretty much the same selection as Spotify and Apple Music. But wait: Amazon […] The post Amazon Music, Your Marketing Sucks. Here’s How to Fix It. appeared first on Digital Music News.
- How Rappers Roll: Which Cars Get the Most Mentions in Rap Lyrics? - October 20, 2016
Apparently, in hip-hop, rappers and cars go together like Snoop Dogg and gin and juice. A new study done by GoCompare.com shows that cars are a favorite topic in rap lyrics. You’ll occasionally hear references to someone rollin’ in a sweet Ferrari. However, while top car models do change overtime, rappers have a notable tendency […] The post How Rappers Roll: Which Cars Get the Most Mentions in Rap Lyrics? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Is YouTube Really Shortchanging Artists? A Look at Some Actual Data. - October 19, 2016
Growth in YouTube global streams + Unfair value returns = ‘Value Gap’. A September report titled ‘Measuring Music 2016’ published by UK Music shows several key things. The report states that the UK music industry has outperformed the UK economy in terms of economic growth. Last year, UK music’s economic contribution in GVA (gross value […] The post Is YouTube Really Shortchanging Artists? A Look at Some Actual Data. appeared first on Digital Music News.
- David Lowery Calls DMN’s Ari Herstand a Worthless ‘Dumbass’. Here’s My Response. - October 19, 2016
Pick your table, David Lowery. David Lowery is a longtime musician and crusader for copyright protection and artist rights. Perhaps most famously known as the lead singer of 90s band Cracker, these days David Lowery is better known for battling big tech interests and content devaluation. And, a person feared — at times — by tech-focused […] The post David Lowery Calls DMN’s Ari Herstand a Worthless ‘Dumbass’. Here’s My Response. appeared first on Digital Music News.
- On His 90th Birthday, Chuck Berry Announces His Final Album - October 19, 2016
Don’t count out Chuck Berry just yet. On his 90th birthday yesterday, Chuck Berry announced that he is releasing a new album. His This marks his first album in 34 years. The album has a very simple name: Chuck. The album is dedicated to his wife, Themetta. He said in a statement, “This record is […] The post On His 90th Birthday, Chuck Berry Announces His Final Album appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Bruce Springsteen Joined on Stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws - April 15, 2016
"We hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in Michigan," said Springsteen. read more
- Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World" - April 14, 2016
During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" read more
- TV's Most "Shazam-ed" Songs in March 2016 - April 14, 2016
Wonder what song that is still stuck in your head from last night's episode? These are the most Shazam-ed songs from TV in March.
- Kelly Clarkson Welcomes a Baby Boy - April 14, 2016
Remington Alexander Blackstock is here. read more
- Ruling Clears Way for Katy Perry to Buy Hilltop Convent - April 14, 2016
A judge determined that attempts by members of an order of elderly nuns to sell the property to an L.A. businesswoman were improper. read more
- Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, But Labels Remain Silent - April 14, 2016
Their silence underscores a divide between the creative class of artists who can use their platform to speak out and an industry that must be careful about taking a position. read more
- 'The Voice' Reveals Top 12 - April 14, 2016
The coaches could choose one of their bottom artists to advance. read more
- Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-Gay Bill - April 13, 2016
The former Beatles' drummer joins Bruce Springsteen in canceling his upcoming show over the recent legislation. read more
- Ice Cube: "Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be" - April 13, 2016
"Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be — that’s kind of been like the American dream," the rapper told Bloomberg about the presidential candidate's appeal. read more
- Big Ears Fest Closes With Xylophone and Air-Raid Siren-Assisted Experimental Piece - April 13, 2016
- Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - April 13, 2016
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs. read more
- Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court - April 13, 2016
The 2nd Circuit says it needs guidance on whether state law gives copyright holders performance rights. read more
- Weekend Wax Bits - October 22, 2016
The countdown continues. Only a week and a day until Nov. 1, when my new book, Anatomy of a Song, is published by Grove Press. I did several major print interviews this past week (I'll alert you when they appear),...
- Three Beatles Cover Albums - October 21, 2016
I'm not a collector of Beatles cover albums. In fact, I find Lennon-McCartney originals perfectly fine as they were recorded and have no burning need for jazz, soul or rock renditions. But from time to time, I come across Fab... Related Stories The Intimate Keely Smith 9 Box Sets You Deserve American 'Rubber Soul' Rules
- Al Stewart (1927-2016) - October 20, 2016
Al Stewart, a first-chair swing trumpeter who recorded on some of the most significant big-band recordings of the late 1940s and '50s and toured with many of the era's marquee jazz orchestras, died on Oct. 17 in Sarasota, Fla., according...
- 'Moonlight': A Film About A Black Man's Coming-Of-Age In South Florida - October 21, 2016
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to actor Mahershala Ali about the complex and nuanced ways his characters exemplify black masculinity - particularly in the new film, 'Moonlight.'
- 'Moonlight': A Cinematic Poem Of Love, Loneliness And Coming Out - October 21, 2016
The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
- '13th' Maps The Road From Slavery To Mass Incarceration - October 21, 2016
Ava DuVernay's new film takes its name from the amendment that abolished slavery, but allowed for prisoner servitude. Critic John Powers says 13th puts forth a searing interpretation of U.S. history.
- To Make 'Hate Rising,' Jorge Ramos Spent Time With Hate Groups - October 21, 2016
Renee Montagne talks to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who traveled the country to make his film Hate Rising — meeting with KKK members and white nationalists and others.
- A Melancholy Youth Finds Himself Under The Heavenly Glow Of 'Moonlight' - October 20, 2016
In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.
- 'Keeping Up' With These Suburban Spies Is All Too Easy - October 20, 2016
Zach Galifianakis loses his edge in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith knockoff that strands a gifted cast in a bland cul-de-sac spy adventure.
- With A Second 'Jack Reacher,' Tom Cruise Finally Exceeds His Grasp - October 20, 2016
After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.
- Save The Ruby Slippers: Smithsonian Seeks Funds To Preserve Dorothy's Shoes - October 20, 2016
The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes from The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.
- For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past - October 19, 2016
Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making Moonlight, a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project.
- In 'Moonlight,' Growing Up Black, Gay And Poor In 1980s Miami - October 18, 2016
Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from a play by Tarell McCraney, Moonlight is an intimate, authentic portrait of a young man and his world — and the intimacy he learns with lovers and mentors.
Do you remember TCB? I remember they were extremely popular by the late 70’s. Personally barely used any of their products. Although I do remember using one product from them, it was called the “Hot Oil Treatment” I believe it was called. It was soooo much work to do, because it involved using a hot towel. I really did think it was worth the trouble, however once I finished my hair would smell so good!! I must have only performed this treatment about once every two months. There was a time were it seemed every single store in my neighborhood had a line of TCB products (including the pharmacy and sometimes the supermarkets too). By the time the 80’s came along, and Jheri Curls were “the in thang”, “Care Free Curls” took over; then S-curl eventually dominated for quite a few years after that. It was funny because S-Curl had a distinct fragrance on almost all of their hair products. Anytime someone walked in the room, it is almost guaranteed that someone will ask if “you use S-Curl?” LOL…. By The Way, if you haven’t noticed yet, the guy in the picture is Billy Dee Williams. I never thought he was particularly handsome, but he did have a kind of swagger on film that made him attractive.
Do you remember “Shrinky Dinks? I do. Very cool concept, however, this was another one of those childhood gimmicks that never turned out well for me either. Shrinky Dinks were these transparent “cut-able” plastic sheets, that can be use to trace drawings and colored using special non-toxic marker pens. Once you’ve finished your drawing, you would then cut around your plastic drawing and place it in the oven. All your plastic drawings would shrink and turn in to hard pieces of plastic, that could be used for all kinds of jewelry, decals, key chains, and anything else imaginable.
Unfortunately, when I tried to put them in the oven as a kid (adult supervision of course), the plastic would always burn at the edges, or the finished product always wind up deformed. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was left feeling that I needed a special oven to use these “Shrinky Dinks”. Many, many, many years later, it’s maker developed a personal “child safe” oven you can use specifically for Shrinky Dinks”. You can even watch it through a class window as it hardens. Click here to see what the oven looks like on Amazon.
I was very shocked to find out that ALEX, the makers of Shrinky Dinks are still in business and making money. Today, I don’t see any advertisements for Shrinky Dinks anymore. There success must be due to all the parents that remember having them as a child. Shrinky Dinks used to, and still does come in various themes, such as haloween, xmas, thanksgiving, etc. They also used to have Television show themes, such as The Flinstones, A-Team, Superman, you name it. Click here for more Shrinky Dinks
When I was a young boy, Sea Monkey advertisements were in the back of practically every single comic book! I couldn’t remember one comic book that i’ve owned, at least up until late 1975ish didn’t have these ads. First off, I tried these things at least about 2 or three times, and they NEVER worked for me. Not sure why, maybe I just had bad luck and got bad batches? Not sure. However, one thing I do know, If I had seen how see monkeys REALLY looked, instead of the cartoon drawings in the back of these DC/Marvel comic books, I never would have been interested in getting them in the first place. Sea Monkeys are hideous!! Oh, my, they are so ugly ya’ll!! They look nothing like monkeys in my opinion (at least Sea Horses, resemble horses), in fact, many of them appeared to be more like baby Caterpillars if they were fish. Some looked like frayed pieces of white string with two big black eyeballs, while others look like the kinda food scavengers would eat.. Either way, they would have not been something I would have been interested in having as a pet. However, What I found interesting is that, I remembered the ads really emphasizing on how easy it was to grow them, but they never really talked about a safe way to clean the container you have them in. The plastic tank they gave you with the kit would always turn cloudy (I guess because of the monkey deposits), and of course there was no 800# available to ask questions. Sea Monkeys now appear to be a distant memory; we have transitioned from the wonderful world of Sea Monkeys to the awesome world of video games, and the Internet – a course of no return.
Do you remember the Simon game? I remember having one as a kid and it was a lot of fun. It was basically a memory game using colors and sounds. The key objective was to remember all the sounds that corresponded to the color (or vise versa). The more sounds/colors, the harder it becomes. Try the new hand Simon Hand Held
Duke Hair products has been around for years. I remember using it as a child. Duke really became popular when guys start putting waves in their hair. Once you’ve seen a guy with a Doo Rag on his head, chances are, he was using a Duke product. I loved their fragrances. The only thing about this product was that, if your hair was too long, you could not use the wax like cream.