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Slaying the “PROCRASTINATION” dragon ” By Jackie October 21, 2014

Slaying the “PROCRASTINATION” dragon ” By Jackie.

 

Always good advice

   

THINK

   

 

Shonda Rhimes Responds Gay Scenes Twitter October 20, 2014

Shonda Rhimes Responds Gay Scenes Twitter.

 

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson October 19, 2014

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson.

 

Footage From 1976 Documents Discovery of Ebola Virus – WSJ – WSJ

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Footage From 1976 Documents Discovery of Ebola Virus – WSJ – WSJ.

 

BBC Sport – Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for ‘brothers’ jibe

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BBC Sport – Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for 'brothers' jibe.

 

North Dakota Runner Carries Injured Competitor Across the Finish Line – ABC News October 18, 2014

North Dakota Runner Carries Injured Competitor Across the Finish Line – ABC News.

 

Cover Battle – “Alison” October 17, 2014

 

The ballad “Alison” was written and originally performed by an artist whose music I’m really growing to enjoy – Elvis Costello. It comes from his first album, My Aim is True, which is also a line in the song. Mr. Costello is a skilled musician and a prolific songwriter, and has been entertaining multitudes of fans in a variety of genres for decades.

 

I’m not really all that into the studio release; it just seems there’s too much thrown into it. I’m partial to the live versions. They’re simpler, less cluttered and much more reflective (or introspective). Everything you hear has a purpose, as opposed to just being melodic filler, like the studio production.

 

When Elvis appeared on the Jonathan Ross chat show, we got an impromptu acoustic version. The first part of the video is an interview then at the 5:05 mark he performs a bit of the song.

 

The song was covered by Linda Ronstadt in 1978. Not my favorite. Generally, I’ve been a fan of a lot of her songs, but I don’t think this one worked for her. More importantly, it didn’t work for the song. It takes something away from it. And there’s a weird little saxophone periodically in the background, and then fading out at the end. Like – wtf is that even doing there?

 

The group Everything But the Girl does an acoustic version that is much more successful, to me. It’s sparse and it’s beautiful. Lead singer Tracy Thorn’s voice makes it absolutely reverent.

 

Another version I can get behind comes from a favorite of mine, Holly Cole. She does it in her elegant torch song manner with a touch of a slower tempo. It’s quite nice.

 

The live performance from American Football is just … not good. I’ve never heard them before but I’m hoping this was just a really off day, and the singer had a bad cold because this was just … not pleasing to listen to. It was kind of messed up, actually.

 

   

   

 

Change the World October 16, 2014

   

TORNADO OF HAPPINESS

   

 

Put a Virus On It: The Many Confusing Ebola Crafts of Etsy

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Put a Virus On It: The Many Confusing Ebola Crafts of Etsy.

 

 
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