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Movie Review: Hostiles

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Hostiles is a 2017 American period western film written and directed by Scott Cooper, based on an original story by Donald E. Stewart. It stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, and Q’orianka Kilcher, and follows a U.S. Cavalry officer who must escort a Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their home in Montana in 1892.

The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2017, and was released in the United States by Entertainment Studios on December 22, 2017. Wikipedia

Rotten Tomatoes 74%
Empire 4/5
Roger Ebert 3/4

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Peter Travers: ‘Hostiles’ Revitalizes the Brutal, Graceful Western

The continuously astounding Christian Bale is one of our best film actors, and he’s at his peak in Hostiles, a powderkeg of a western, written and directed in a soulful fever by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace, Black Mass). Working from an unpublished manuscript by the late Donald Stewart, the filmmaker echoes The Searchers – John Ford’s 1956 classic starring John Wayne as a vengeful cowboy – in tackling the way racism and violence seem to be hardwired into the American character.

Hostiles Movie Review & Film Summary (2017) | Roger Ebert

This adds up to a film that’s beautifully shot and acted, but also meandering, overlong and only sporadically focused on its central issues. As for its politics, in making the story primarily about one (white) man’s redemption, “Hostiles” falls back on a well-worn if still potent dramatic trope while saying virtually nothing about the genocide committed against Native Americans.

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A finely crafted Western which doesn’t flinch from portraying the horrors inflicted during that violent era, and which boasts an astounding performance from Christian Bale. Full review

Dan Jolin
Empire
Hostiles is a careful and well-informed exploration of the paradoxes that are as integral to the western genre as horses, whiskey and guns. Full review

A.O. Scott
The NYTimes
This otherwise typically macho, violent Western offers strong performances and occasionally good dialogue; its most interesting aspect is how it depicts PTSD on the frontier. Full review

Michael Ordona
Common Sense Media
Hostiles is a brutal if well-intentioned film that doesn’t help its cause with its lack of development of its Native characters. Full review

Emily Yoshida
Vulture
“Hostiles” ultimately falls back on the same one-dimensional archetypes, depicting Native Americans either as ruthless savages or as stoic sages, with nothing in between. Full review

Peter Debruge
Variety
 

It’s 2am, you are alone, you turn on the radio and there he is, a DJ playing “Love Songs”.  
His deep voice saying,  “Love songs, all night long, love songs.” 
When you have the speakers turned up loud enough to scare the cat, he plays THAT song. The one that rips into to you.
What do you hear him saying?  “Love songs, crawl in the bathtub and slit your wrists, love songs.”

 

Lyrics:
Nothing goes as planned,
Everything will break.
People say goodbye.
In their own special way.

All that you rely on,
And all that you can fake
Will leave you in the morning,
Will find you in the day.

Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.
Oh, you’re all I taste
At night inside of my mouth.
Oh, you run away,
Cause I am not what you found.
Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.

Everything will changed,
Nothing stays the same,
Nobody is perfect,
Oh, but everyone’s to blame.

All that you rely on,
And all that you can save
Will leave you in the morning,
Will find you in the day.

Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.
Oh, you’re all I taste
At night inside of my mouth.
Oh, you run away,
Cause I am not what you found.
Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.

No, I cannot get you out
No, I cannot get you
Oh no, I cannot get you out,
No, I canot get you…

Everything is dark,
It’s more than you can take
But you catch a glimpse of sunlight,
Shining, shining down on your face.

Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.
Oh, you’re all I taste
At night inside of my mouth.
Oh, you run away,
Cause I am not what you found.
Oh, you’re in my veins,
And I cannot get you out.

No, I cannot get you out (you’re in my veins)
No, I cannot get you out.
Oh no, I cannot get you..

It’s 2am, you are alone, you turn on the radio and there he is, a DJ playing “Love Songs”.  
His deep voice saying,  “Love songs, all night long, love songs.” 
When you have the speakers turned up loud enough to scare the cat, he plays THAT song. The one that rips into to you.
What do you hear him saying?  “Love songs, crawl in the bathtub and slit your wrists, love songs.”

These arms of mine, they are lonely
Lonely and feeling blue

These arms of mine, they are yearning
Yearning from wanting you

And if you would let them hold you
Oh, how grateful I will be

These arms of mine, they are burning
Burning from wanting you

These arms of mine, they are wanting
Wanting to hold you

And if you would let them hold you
Oh how grateful I will be

Come on, come on baby
Just be my little woman
Just be my lover, oh

I need me somebody, somebody to treat me right, oh
I need your arms, loving arms to hold me tight

And I, I, I need your, I need your tender lips, to hold me
Together when I’m right with you

Written by Otis Redding • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group
 

 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 10: Demi Lovato performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on December 10, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Embed from Getty Images

Demi Lovato’s Version Of ‘Silent Night’

As part of her and Nick Jonas “Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” farewell, Demi Lovato uploaded on Instagram a beautiful video singing her most favorite holiday song, “Silent Night.” The singer captioned the post saying: “Wanted to share my favorite holiday song with you guys… Hope you like my rendition of ‘Silent Night.’ Happy Holidays!” Accompanied… Read the rest of this entry

Beyoncé Celebrates the Holidays

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter celebrated the holidays by posting a slideshow on Instagram. The photos are of her with beautiful Christmas trees and assorted decorations. The photos of Beyoncé includes ones with her wearing a pair adorable small silver reindeer antlers. Video below.

The photos in the Instagram video are synced with Tamar Braxton’s “Sleigh Ride”.

 

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John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theater in Red Bluff, CA.

John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA.

 

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe

There was a storm the night John Sebastian appeared at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA. It rained one day in February other than that it hadn’t here rained since January. After a blistering NorCal summer of 100+ degree temperatures, it was suddenly 60 F and we were freezing.  My husband and I arrived half expecting them to say that John Sebastian had canceled. We had purchased online tickets and we (I) did think about staying home. I have no closed in shoes and the street around the theatre flooded. lol, Red Bluffians can handle 115 F, but rain…

John Sebastian’s voice seduces your senses. It caresses your ears. It is both elegant and earthy. It is like biting into fine chocolate complex, buttery, creamy smooth that melts in your mouth. Yes, I said it, chocolate. Did I expect the same voice at 72?  No, I didn’t. My husband and I went from pleasantly surprised to amazed. Can’t speak for my husband, but his voice  is still enchanting to me.

In the olden days, the most you could get at a Loving Spoonful or John Sebastian concert was a contact high. Now concert goers expect t-shirts, hats and CDs waiting for them in the lobby. Sebastian had CDs, but ran out. It was comical. The word rippled back through the crowd, over and over we heard, “What do you mean he is out of CDs? ”  Several people, including us, were left roaming aimlessly around the lobby, money clutched in our hot little hands.

John Sebastian performed for an hour and a half, he took us on a trip. Beavis and Butthead into my head and said, “Heheh, trip.” What was I saying before they interrupted me?  Sebastian took us through our history with his music. He is an impressive storyteller.

He was gentle with his description of how black people were treated during the Loving Spoonful’s toured with the Supremes. It was the 1960s. People were giving lip service to desegregation. The Loving Spoonful opened for the Supremes? My mind is still trying to reconcile the music. Two completely different kinds of songs. There were still radio stations that played “colored” music. I know that because I listened to one. The “tour” bus they were in was a converted school bus. Some of the arrangements for motel rooms didn’t work out when the owner found out about the colored folks on the bus on the bus. They would end up sleeping on the bus. Years later after a rehearsal, Diana Ross spotted him at a table and called out, “Didn’t I sleep with you on a bus in Arkansas.”

Bad celebrity experiences have curbed my enthusiasm for meeting them. In fact, I changed my decision to buy tickets a few times. Celebrities can have one persona on stage another in person.  Gallagher is an ass.  Gallagher was hateful a child! You could see the child’s eyes tearing. We have never watched another Gallagher special.

John Sebastian is exactly how we hoped he would be with fans, both kind and generous with his time. After the show, he autographed programs and posed for selfies. My selfie helped the pain of leaving without merchandise.

For photos of the concert check out the Red Bluff State Theatre on Facebook.

Howe quote from Brainy Quote.

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No Time for Losers: Why Queen Can’t Pick Its ‘Champions’

I’ve paid my dues Time after time I’ve done my sentence But committed no crime —Queen, “We Are the Champions” The playing of hit songs long has been associated with American presidential campaigns. Bill Clinton used Fleetwood Mac’s song “Don’t Stop” during his first campaign. Twenty years later, Mitt Romney used Kid Rock’s “Born Free.” But… Read the rest of this entry

NEW YORK, Jeremy Renner wears the Porsche Design Datetimer Series 1 and Las Vegas Double Monk Shoes at ArtBeam on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Porsche Design) *** Local Caption *** Jeremy Renner

NEW YORK, Jeremy Renner wears the Porsche Design Datetimer Series 1 and Las Vegas Double Monk Shoes at ArtBeam on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Porsche Design) *** Local Caption *** Jeremy Renner

Stuttgart Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner was spotted wearing the Porsche Design “1919 Datetimer Series 1 Titanium & Rub-ber” during the House of Remy Martin ”One Life/ Live Them” Launch Event in New York City. The brand new “1919 Collection” of the innovative German Sports-Lifestyle Group Porsche Design embodies serenity, well-balanced aesthetics, and pure minimalism – key elements of the international success and longevity of Bau-haus. The name of this unique collection pays tribute to the German Bauhaus style, as a significant element of Porsche Design’s heritage, and its upcoming centenary in 2019. The collection was developed by the Porsche Design Timepieces AG based in Solothurn Switzerland, is made out of durable and ultra-light titanium and features four 3-hand “1919 Datetimer Series 1” models as well as four 4-hand mod-els of the “1919 Globetimer Series 1” that indicate a second time zone – perfect for today’s contemporary business traveller. Pricing ranges from $3,400 to $4,550, de-pending on the model.

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For further information please visit www.porsche-design.com

Rick Springfield copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Rick Springfield copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

Photos by Larry Cunningham/CFM

Rocker Rick Springfield visited the Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 14th to sign copies of his new book “Magnificent Vibration”.

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“Magnificent Vibration” follows lead character Bobby, who, after stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purposefrom a bookstore,  calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God. This launches Bobby on an unlikely quest, serendipitously accompanied by a breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp travel companion named Alice. Together the pair sets out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation—and possibly save the planet.

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Fans lined up early to get a glimpse of their idol and pick up a copy of the new book.  Springfield then departed for Primm, Nevada to play a gig at the Star of the Desert Arena.

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Pick up your own copy of “Magnificent Vibration” at www.amazon.com

 

 

E! News Exclusive: 'N Sync's Lance Bass Releases First Song in 12 Years.

E! News Exclusive: ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass Releases First Song in 12 Years.

For the first time in 12 years, the former ‘N Sync band member is set to release a new song.

E!News has the exclusive first listen to the single, “Walking On Air,” which drops tomorrow on iTunes. The tune is a collaboration between Lance Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and—get ready for it!—Snoop Dog.

“For the last two years I’ve been listening to demos, just trying to figure out if I want to get back in the studio,” Bass says. “I hadn’t heard anything that resonated with me. But a couple of months ago, a track from Anise K landed in my lap from a friend of mine and he was like, ‘I think this will be your first song.”

E! News

Describing the song as a “fun dance track,” Bass said, “These days songs have to be played in clubs and this is one of those songs that you’ll definitely hear in the club. I’m sure it will be remixed so many different times.”

As for performing on performing on stage. “But I have zero plans,” he said. “I’m going to release it and if people love it, hopefully it will climb the charts…I’m just going to play it by ear.” (Earlier versions were released last year in Australia as well as in Belgium with Belgian pop star Ian Thomas.)

Listen to “Walking On Air” on E!News. here.

For more from Lance, make sure to check out E! News at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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These skeletons are getting ready for the awesome light show beginning Halloween night at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park’s Spirit Lake. Suwannee Hulaween will make it debut with costumes, special rides, a spectacular light show, music with some of America’s best musicians, surprises everywhere, hula hooping, fun, friends and a huge, colorful ferris wheel. Photo: Rex-A-Vision Photography

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Just a hint of what’s going to go on at The String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee Hulaween the next four days at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla! Already voted the Best Halloween Venue in America before it even opens, Hulaween brings its very first Halloween event to the SOSMP with legendary musicians like The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon (the Bluegrass Surprise), Emancipator, Conspirator, Future Rock and many more. Got your ticket? Get ‘em at the gate! Photo: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

 

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His career spanned 50 years and many of us consider Lou Reed’s music part of the background of our lives.  We have all sang along and most likely car danced to “Walk On The Wild Side” at one time or another. It is was recorded in 1972 and remains relevant today.

Tributes and articles of are coming in from around the world. Lou Reed was a true pioneer in rock in rolls history.

Lou Reed Website.

A look back at Lou Reed’s life in photos.

Rolling Stone article:

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.

Meet new boy band IM5! IM5 are a talented up and coming boy band. Yes, they are known as a boy band and aren’t afraid to admit it. IM5 proved they are  gifted artists.

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The young boy band performed at the Game Changers concert for InsideTheDrop.com at Victoria Gardens on September 28, 2013.

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Perez Hilton (blogger) ; Simon Fuller and Jamie King created the boy band. IM5 members are Will Behlendor (17), Cole Pendery (17), Dalton Rapattoni (17), Gabe Morales (18), Dana Vaughns (15).

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The band was the highlight of the show. IM5’s performance was fun and enjoyable. Once they hit the stage they shined. They boys were meant to be performers. Impressed with their ability to sing and dance at the same time; which is not an easy task. IM5 has that type of experience on stage that you can’t blink or you’ll miss some magical action.

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Most recently the band is gaining popularity with their cover of famous Disney songs “Disney Dudez” with artist Todd Rock Hall. Their video has 3 million views!

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IM5 is on their way to become massive stars.

Follow them on Twitter: @IM5Band

The Band’s Official site: http://www.im5band.com/

 

 

The Sledge Grits: An All Girl Rock Band

The Sledge Grits: An All Girl Rock Band. A female rock band. Not many of these around now-a-days. These talented young ladies play
their own instruments and write their own music. Talk about girl power!  Truly a musical inspirations for the next generation of music.

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Photos Copyright Tafriha Ahmed 2013

 

 

CFM Music Scene met up with The Sledge Grits at the Game Changers
concert held by InsideTheDrop.Com at Victoria Gardens on September 28, 2013.

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CFM: Hi! If you could introduce yourselves.

Grits: Hi, I’m Ella, I’m 16 and I play bass.
Grits: I’m bo-Pah, I’m 11 and I play drums.
Grits: I’m Keiko, I’m the guitarist and songwriter, and I’m 18.
Grits: I’m Mimi, I’m 13 and I’m the lead singer.

Grits: Keiko:  I’m actually 17. I just had my birthday.

CFM: Are you jumping age on us?
Grits: Oh my gosh. Every time I’m older, I forget what age I am.

CFM: I heard you guys are sisters. How did you guys decide “Hey I want to be a group?”

Grits: We moved to Southern California from Florida. We were going through a hard time. Our dad was
dyagnosed with “Multiple sclerosis”. We were having a hard time with our house. There were 15 of us in a
2 bedroom apartment. (And) it was a hard time; so we started taking guitar classes at our school and we
just kind of spread from there. We went to our own individual instruments. Then we were on the CBS Early Morning
Show, and thought this could be a really cool career, so we just went for it.

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CFM: Do you guys play multiple instruments?

Grits: Bo_Pah: I originally started on the guitar with Keiko and Ella , my sisters.
Grits: Mimi: I play the piano too but I still play guitar. We all picked up different instruments.
Grits: Ella: I started off with guitar, so I know the basics. I really quickly went over to the bass. I pretty much stick with
that.

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CFM: You guys were covering a lot of songs? Who is your inspiration for 2013 right now?

Grits: Mimi: I don’t know. I’ve been listening to a lot of ‘Lorde’ and ‘Adele’.
Grits: bo-Pah: I love the people that are out there doing something different than what you always hear on the radio. Adele is
rocking that right now.
Grits: Keiko: Also ‘Pink’s’ new album which is just crazy. We love her.

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CFM: Where can fans find you guys right now?

Grits: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We have a new website too. If you google “The Sledge Grits band” you will find us.
The Sledge Grits Band is giving away a free download of their single “Mr. Life’s A Party”. What are you waiting for?
Click the link below to download the rocking song!
http://www.thesledgegritsband.com/

You can follow The Sledge Grits on Twitter: @SledgeGritsBand

 

American Red Cross and Loose Arrow band Clover Fire benefit at Win River Casino Event Center.

American Red Cross and Loose Arrow band Clover Fire benefit at Win River Casino Event Center.

The devastating northern California fire destroyed 68 residences and 128 outbuildings and damaged 5 residences and 10 outbuildings. Over 8,000 acres were burned in one of California’s worst fires.

The Red Cross and Win River is sponsoring a family friendly fundraiser that will include kid activities, raffle prizes and concert by the Loose Arrow band.

Join the fun starting at 7pm Friday, September 27th at the Win River Casino Event Center.

Adults: $10

Children 5-17: $5

Families: $25

Up and coming boy band After Romeo, performed at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on September 21, 2013.  The band performed a free concert for eager teens.

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After Romeo originally started in 2006 and has evolved into a talented group. The members include Drew Ryan Scott, Jayk Purdy, T.C. Carter, Blake English and Devin Fox.

After Romeo’s performance was engaging.  Their live-singing and rambunctious style had the audience wanting more. Together the boys held the key notes and kept on dancing even as the stage was falling apart.

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The guys took a second to thank fans and picked 5 lucky girls to go on stage with them. They’ve dubbed their fans “Juliets”. More than that,  After Romeo spent almost 2 hours with fans after the performance for a meet and greet.

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Follow the After Romeo on Twitter: @AfterRomeoMusic

Follow the band members on Twitter:  @drewryanscott, @jaykpurdy, @TCCarter23, @devinpfox, @blakeisenglish

 

 

"Here Comes The Sun" From the Abbey Road Album is featured in this YouTube video from Glee Sings The Beatles.

“Here Comes The Sun”

“Here Comes The Sun” From the Abbey Road Album is featured in this YouTube video from Glee Sings The Beatles.
Songwriters
LENNON/HARRISON/MCCARTNEY

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all rightLittle darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been hereHere comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all rightLittle darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been hereHere comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
It’s all right, it’s all right

 

Tell the Ones I Love is available September 10th!

Tell the Ones I Love available September 10th!
Click on the album cover to order.

Steep Canyon Rangers came to my attention with Steve Martin’s “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs”.  The song was meant to be a comedic turned out to be one of the most beautiful harmonies every recorded.

There music is perfectly described in this quote.

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
E. W. Howe

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs by Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers

THE NEW ALBUM
Tomorrow, September 10th is RELEASE DAY for TELL THE ONES I LOVE
The new SCR album, produced by Larry Campbell at the famed Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock NY features 12 original songs, including the title track and current single.

“The new Steep Canyon Rangers album proves that bluegrass isn’t stuck in the past. I especially enjoyed the thoughtful title track, a meditation on mortality with relentless, even cheerful movement that embodies time charging forward, sometimes against our will.”
-Sadie Dingfelder Washington Post Express
“Tell the Ones I Love, has a wonderfully open, warm, and breathy sound to it, probably because much of it was recorded live. Steep Canyon Rangers are all solid players, so that’s not a surprise, and neither is how good the songs are, really, but this time out, it all comes together with the grace of a summer breeze.”
-Steve Leggett AllMusic
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SEE STEEP CANYON RANGERS LIVE!
Listen to the band Live from Studio B at WNCW on release day, Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 3:00 pm Eastern. Tune in to www.wncw.org. If you can’t listen live, visit the website for a video of their visit and performance.
On Wednesday, September 11th at 11:00 am Eastern, tune in to Kyle Cantrell’s Bluegrass Junction show on Sirius XM for an exclusive track-by-track interview with band members and songwriters Charles Humprey III and Graham Sharp. www.siriusxm.com/bluegrassjunction
Click photo to watch a teaser for
“Tell the Ones I Love”
Just in time to celebrate the release of Tell The Ones I Love is the Steep Canyon Rangers’ 8th Annual Mountain Song Festival in beautiful Brevard, NC on September 13 and 14th, a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County. Music starts at 5:30 pm on Friday and 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Friday’s lineup: Steep Canyon Rangers, The O’Brien 3, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Saturday’s lineup: Balsam Range, Shannon Whitworth, Shawn Camp, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and Steep Canyon Rangers. And you never know what special guests might drop in!
In September, SCR will be at the Americana Music Association’s festival in Nashville and the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference, Awards Show and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Their AMA showcase is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 3rd and Lindsley: http://americanamusic.org/about-festival . They’ll also be a part of the Bluegrass Situation’s Midnight Windup on Wed. Sept. 18th, after the Awards Show.
Steep Canyon Rangers are proud to be hosting this year’s IBMA Awards on Thurs. Sept. 26th. They will showcase at IBMA on Wed. Sept. 25th and perform at Wide Open Bluegrass on Sat. Sept. 28 at the Red Hat Amphitheatre with Steve Martin special guest Edie Brickell. Visit www.ibma.org and http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/
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Marla Mase has booked SPEAK (the live show, an ambitious multi-media performance concert) for Summerstage NYC 2013.

Marla Mase has booked SPEAK (the live show, an ambitious multi-media performance
concert) for Summerstage NYC 2013.

New York rock/crossover artist Marla Mase has confirmed that she and guitarist Tomás Doncker will be bringing her “Speak” show to Summerstage 2013, joining a lineup that includes The Zombies, Django Django, Dead Prez, Lianne la Havas and Rakim. The CD “Speak Deluxe” found Marla touring both China and Europe, being honored by Friends of the UN, and receiving top reviews from publications such as The Huffington Post, who said “her feisty message of peace will perhaps wake up the beast in all of us”.

Marla Mase at the Knitting Factory.

Marla Mase at the Knitting Factory.

“Speak” is a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of Marla Mase?s acclaimed 2013 album, “Speak Deluxe”. Combining live music, spoken word, dance and visual imagery, Marla has teamed up with choreographer Adrienne Hurd, filmmaker James Jankiewicz, and director/producer Sara Berg (who directed A Brief Night Out, Marla’s rock opera about a women going through a mid-life rock-n-roll crisis in 2012) for one of a kind show. “Speak” presents a powerful portrayal of “the universal woman’s” confinement, sexuality, body image, trauma, oppression and freedom, celebrating the raw reality of the human condition as expressed through the eyes, bodies, and voices of women. Through the expressive movements of a troupe of seven dancers, each of whom has a distinct voice and tale in the mini-stories, the dancers will explore the archetypes that make up the idea of what it means to be a modern woman.

The music, co-written by Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker is an integral part of “Speak” and features elements of Rock-n-Roll with World Beat, Punk, Funk, Electronica, Reggae and Soul and will be performed live at each performance with both Mase and The Tomás Doncker Band.

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Members/Instruments:
Marla Mase – Lead Vocals
Tomás Doncker:  guitars, vocals
Josh David :  bass, vocals
James Dellatacoma:  guitars, computer (sounds, etc)
Damon DueWhite:  drums
Alan Grubner:  violin
Heather Powell:  back-up vocals
Manu Koch:  keyboards
Daniel Sadownick:  percussion

Marla Mase’s “Speak” performance takes place on June 15th, 2013 in Herbert Von King Park and August 17 at The East River Park. Both performances are free to the public. Event information can be found here: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-tomas-doncker-2/ and here: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-tomas-doncker/

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radiosepia band members left to right may or may not be:  Adam Rugnetta, Marta Torres,Manu López.  Matt Monaghan

radiosepia band members left to right may or may not be: Adam Rugnetta, Marta Torres, Manu López, Matt Monaghan.

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Radiosepia

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When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.~Ed Howe

Radiosepia has come across my desk twice, not literally, but in recommendations from friends. To be honest, I ignored the band.

There was a huge problem with this band. If you read my best-selling autobiography, “You Ain’t A REAL Band Slut If You Have Never Supported A Guitar Player That Gave You Crabs” you know I usually lie and say I had amazing sex with one or more band member.

They…are…in….Spain.  I suppose I could say I had phone sex but I was afraid people wouldn’t believe me. Castilian Spanish is quite beautiful but my Spanish is dreadful. *thinking about dirty talk in Spanish*

I have other reviews I need to do so I decided I might as well listen to them. They would be able to pronounce my name, Rosalita correctly.

The first song I listen to by radiosepia was “Slipping Under” (Vocals: Manu López). What I heard was deep, rich, full music that pulled me right into a beautiful voice. It never ceases to amaze me when I hear a voice and think, “I want to have sex with that voice.” Turn your speakers up to hearing damage range, it is worth it.

Thankfully, he sings in English. There is hint of retro ’60’s British music with a bit of George Harrison thrown in. George Harrison was quite fuckable but not the best singer in the group, radiosepia has built on, not copied.

I didn’t see a record label. That can be a problem when listening to a recording instead of the actual band. Indie bands don’t always have the production quality that allows you to fully appreciate their music. Budget and ego can also get in the way of a good mix. Their vocals will either sit on top of the music or be completely obscured.

“Slipping Under” is pretty much flawless. If I were still working with bands this song would be on the radio very soon!

The band’s name, radiosepia, intrigued me and made me think of an old photo of an old radio.  In an interview with The Outsider Argentina, guitarist Matt Monaghan mentioned the true origin of the name, “radiosepia comes from one of my favourite animals – the cuttlefish, or ‘sepia’ in Spanish. One day I saw a sepia while snorkeling in Nicaragua and it looked like an alien sending out signals, radio signals. The image stuck in my head for years.”

Having grown up in Florida, I have seen cuttlefish and none of them were awe-inspiring. They look like a floppy hand. Since I have a tendency to chase squirrels instead of actually writing I spent 20 min. looking at images of cuttlefish on Google. My mental image was rehabilitated, there are some beautiful cuttlefish.

God bless their little musical hearts, the band had the lyrics posted. I have never understood why it is so difficult to get bands to add the lyrics to their website.

The “Laser Guided Bombs” (Vocals: Matt Monaghan) intro touches that elusive plane where sound and movement comes together. Close your eyes and you have the “feeling” of flight through sound.  Perhaps it is my crappy headset but they seemed to have miss a perfect opportunity to zap the music through my head. After experiencing the music and voice, the lyrics started fucking with my head, “Since I fell from that military plane, I hover over ponds and watch birds fly”. What? I really liked that!

radiosepia makes me want to beg them to let me send their songs out to radio stations here.

This is turning into a novel but I have to say Dave Noakes! A good drummer is the bones and structure of music. I do like drummers.

From a practical stand point some of the tracks on Digital Scars are not good for radio. The songs have very long musical intros, we have found that listeners tend to station hop rather than wait for the vocals.  After I wrote this I found excellent radio edits on their website.

Download a couple of free radiosepia singles for your ipod:
Time (Will Take Our Love Away) – radio edit
Laser Guided Bombs – radio edit
Slipping Under – early studio mix

One of my favorite things about the band is this quote from their website. “For more information, concert photos and direct chit-chat with the band join us on FB and walk along-side us (we don’t like the idea crowds of people following us) on twitter.”

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Tracks approximately $1.50 USD

Digital Scars

Voices: Matt Monaghan sings main vocals on all songs apart from tracks 4,8,11 – main vocals on these songs sung by Manu López.
Backing Vocals: Manu López sings backing vocals on all songs apart from tracks 4,8,11. Backing vocals on these songs are sung by Matt Monaghan. Mark Fea & Matt Butler helped out with some backing vocals on ‘The Quantum Monkey’ and ‘Better’.
Guitar: Matt Monaghan plays acoustic and electric guitar on all songs. Manu López plays acoustic guitar on ‘Better’ and additional electric guitars to tracks 1,3,5 & 9. Mark Fea laid down the moody guitar solos on ‘The Desert Rain’.
Bass: Manu López.
Violin: Marta Torres.
Drums/Percussion: Dave Noakes.
Mandolin/Glockenspiel: Adam Rugnetta.
Harmonica: Matt Butler.
Ukelele: Matt Monaghan.
Keyboards: Mark Fea & Manu López.

A glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl], glocken:bells and spiel:play) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel's are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch

A glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl], glocken:bells and spiel:play) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone’s bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel’s are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch. Wikipedia

Suwannee River Jam Photo by: George Peavey[hana-code-insert name=’LikeArticle’ /]

Suwannee River Jam Photo by: George Peavey

The Suwannee River Jam is underway in full force with country music being heard everywhere at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla this weekend! Rain has not deterred Jam fans who turned out Thursday evening to enjoy Rion Paige, Jared Ashley, Randy Houser and Eli Young Band (EYB). Enjoying their meet and greet with EYB are, center left The Big 98 DJ Stevie D; right center Dr. Harold Author and wife Suzanne of Live Oak. The Jam runs through Saturday night with Friday evening’s artists Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin and Rodney Atkins and Saturday evening’s artists Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Florida Georgia Line (#1 country song in the nation “Cruise” this week) and Sheryl Crow. Entertainment each afternoon in the Amphitheater at the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage with audition winners and others. Tickets still available at the gate!

Rion Paige

Rion Paige 2013 he Suwannee River Jam

Jacksonville’s country music star Rion Paige, who celebrates her 13th birthday May 3 at The Suwannee River Jam being held at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, opens the Jam on the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage May 2. This teenager has a huge number of adoring fans who love to hear her perform as she opens for many bands and also performs at the SOSMP often. Rion opened the Jam Wednesday night in the Music Hall for Justin Case Band and Tobacco Rd Band. Photo: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Jared Ashley

Jared Ashley

Nashville country music artist Jared Ashley takes the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage Thursday evening, May 2, at The Suwannee River Jam in Live Oak, Fla and wowed the crowd of determined fans who sat or stood in the rain to hear this up and coming country star. The Suwannee River Jam continues through Saturday, May 4 with Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin and Rodney Atkins Friday evening and Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Florida Georgia Line with the #1 country song in America this week “Cruise,” and Grammy winner Sheryl Crow Saturday evening. Entertainment each afternoon on the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage. Photo: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, and Steve Briscoe, right. Photo By George Peavey

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, and Steve Briscoe, right. Photo By George Peavey

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, poses for a meet and greet photo with 1st Street Music & Sound Company’s Steve Briscoe, who oversees the production at the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage during Suwannee River Jam week at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. Jared performed for an avid audience of country fans who stood in rain during his great performance at the Jam May 2 on Briscoe’s stage. Also performing May 2 was Rion Paige, Randy Houser and Eli Young Band. The fun continues through May 4 with tickets still available for the Friday, May 3 performance of Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins on the main stage and Justin Case Band taking the Music Hall Stage at midnight! Saturday night’s artists are Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line (#1 country song this week “Cruise”) and Grammy winner Sheryl Crow! LoCash will close the Jam beginning at midnight Saturday night. Don’t miss the biggest country Jam in the South! Tickets still available!

Country artist Randy Houser, left, and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey right. Photo by - George Peavey

Country artist Randy Houser, left, and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey right. Photo by – George Peavey

Country music fans attending The Suwannee River Jam at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla this week enjoyed country star Randy Houser’s performance May 2. Pictured with Houser is Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey during a meet and greet backstage. The Jam continues through Saturday night, May 4 with LoCash Cowboys holding a midnight party after Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash Cowboys’ early performance and Aaron Tippin rock the Jam! Go to www.suwanneeriverjam.com for schedule of performers.

 

Earworms Eww Gross

When I see “earworm” my first thought is Star Trek and that thing crawling towards Chekov’s ear in The Wrath of Khan. That isn’t really a worm it is a Ceti eel but just as gross. Once past that thought my mind goes to a woman Untold Stories of the ER and the pet worms she had living under her skin packed with dirt.

BUT! Thankfully an “earworm” is a gross little creature working it’s way to your brain according to Rhitu Chatterjeev it is,  “It’s just a silly little tune stuck in my head. I have no idea why it popped up this morning. And I just can’t get rid of it. Earworms are like “unwanted or intrusive thoughts,” says Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal. ”

“Psychologists and neuroscientists have a scientific term for earworms. It is ‘involuntary musical imagery.’  In contrast, voluntary musical imagery is when we willingly think of a song, or a musical piece. It’s something we can control.”

Music has a tendency to get stuck in our heads. You know the experience – a tune intrudes on your thoughts and plays, and replays, in a never-ending loop. It happened recently to me. So, as a science reporter, I thought I’d try to find out why.

Several weeks ago, I was at home on a Sunday morning when, for no apparent reason, three words popped into my head – “Funky Cold Medina”.

That’s the name of a song performed by rapper Tone Loc. I’m told it was a hit in the 1990s, but I hadn’t heard it until the night before when a friend sang it at a karaoke bar.

I kept hearing the lyrics – “Cold coolin’ at a bar, and I’m looking for some action. But like Mick Jagger said, I can’t get no satisfaction.”

When the song reappeared in my head, I could hear my friend singing it again and again… and again.

I was stuck with it for nearly a day and a half, before it finally went away.

But it left behind a nagging question. Why do we get songs stuck in our heads in the first place?

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Earworm offenders

  • Vicky Williamson nominates: Lady Gaga, Queen, Abba, Kylie, Beyonce, Adele, Europe, Coldplay, Elbow, Johnny Cash
  • The World newsroom nominates: Marcy Playground’s Sex and Candy, Nothing but the Music by the Backstreet Boys, The Sound of Music, Popcorn by Hot Butter, Rump Shaker by Wreckx-N-Effect

Earworm ‘triggers’

  • Recent music exposure
  • Repeated music exposure
  • Word triggers (see Faith shoebox example)
  • People triggers (where sight or memory of a person is associated with a song)
  • Situation trigger (eg weddings can cause you to remember your own first dance song)
  • Stress
  • Surprise
  • Dreams
  • Mind wandering

Listen to more on this story at PRI’s The World, a co-production of the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and WGBH in Boston. You’ll also be able to hear what earworms plague people working on the show.

 

Read the complete story on BBC.com

 

 

It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and you are having a good day. Then you turn on the radio and the DJ plays THAT song the one that makes you miserable. You need to listen to it again and you play over and over and over while you wallow in your misery.

That’s a Love Song.

We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see

I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Newcomers Florida Georgia Line (a fitting name for a group coming to the Jam as the SOSMP is located almost on THE Florida/Georgia line!) is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. The duo is also nominated for New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s Department Stores. Florida Georgia Line currently has two top 20 singles on the Billboard Country Charts, the duo's #1 hit "Cruise" is hanging in at #11 while  "Get Your Shine On" is at #5 and moving up!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – When this year’s ACM Awards gets underway this weekend, April 5-7, there will be a multitude of artists who have made it big and some who are just now hitting the big time. But, in all these famous names you will see performing throughout this spectacular weekend and at the BIG show Sunday evening, there are many who have either already performed at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla over the past 20 plus years or who will be at the 2013 Suwannee River Jam! Here’s a list of just some of those mentioned by the ACM folks – this year‘s Jam performers being honored with awards or performing at the ACM have a double ** next to their names: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line **, Eli Young Band**, Easton Corbin**, Randy Houser**, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Jake Owen, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Blackberry Smoke, ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominee Johnny Bulford, Eric Paslay, Morgan Frazier, Aubrey Haynie and the Zac Brown Band! Wow! Now, that’s a lot of top country stars who have passed through the gates of The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, and that’s only a fraction of the artists who have performed at the SOSMP!

The Eli Young Band is among those performing at the 2013 Suwannee River Jam. The band is up for several ACM awards – Vocal Group of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” The EYB is expected to bring some serious energy and fans to the Suwannee River Jam May 1-4 at the SOSMP!

Newcomers Florida Georgia Line (a fitting name for a group coming to the Jam as the SOSMP is located almost on THE Florida/Georgia line!) is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. The duo is also nominated for New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s Department Stores. Florida Georgia Line currently has two top 20 singles on the Billboard Country Charts, the duo’s #1 hit “Cruise” is hanging in at #11 while  “Get Your Shine On” is at #5 and moving up!

Another artist who has a SOSMP history is Aubrey Haney, who has Live Oak ties, nominated for and already announced as the winner of the Fiddler of the Year! Nominated for Steele Guitar Player of the Year was former area resident Scotty Sanders who has lived in Columbia and Hamilton counties and has many relatives still in this area. Scotty has been a session artist in Nashville for a number of years and is highly regarded for his work. Although Scotty didn’t win this year, North Florida is proud to claim him as one of our own![hana-code-insert name=’LikeArticle’ /]

Johnny Bulford, who won the state Colgate (now Texaco) Country Showdown at the SOSMP in 2008 and went on to win the national and $100,000 in cold hard cash is among those nominated this year! He’s nominated for the ACM Song of the Year for “A Woman Like You,” and is among the performers during this week of ACM events in Las Vegas. He’s now a successful songwriter with Warner Chappell in Nashville, having written Lee Brice’s Platinum selling single, “A Woman Like You,” with Phil Barton and Jon Stone. The charismatic singer/songwriter, who secured a highly coveted endorsement deal with Taylor Guitars, has opened for Montgomery Gentry, John Anderson, Gretchen Wilson, Blake Shelton, Colt Ford, Justin Moore, Jamie Johnson, Collin Raye, Josh Turner, Trick Pony, Emerson Drive, Chris Cagle, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence and Jason Michael Carroll to name just a few. He’s also performed at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park features karaoke Monday and Thursday night, live bands each Friday and Saturday night in the Music Hall and a host of festivals throughout the year including The Suwannee River Jam, Wanee, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Aura Music and Arts Festival, Springfest, Magnolia Fest, Purple Hatter’s Ball, Old Tyme Farm Days, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Suwannee Lights with more than 5 million lights showcasing drive-thru Christmas displays and much, much more.

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Doors to the Music Hall open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night for dinner, shows begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. As always, the SOSMP’s SOS Café and Restaurant is open and has available delicious food at regular prices along with nightly specials and a full service bar.

If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for the SOSMP or to purchase tickets for upcoming events, call 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com.

Upcoming festivals and events include Wanee with the Allman Brothers, Suwannee River Jam Auditions, Ms. Suwannee River Jam Daisy Duke Style contest, Suwannee River Jam and Purple Hatters Ball.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla, 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!