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Truth and Beauty: A look back at “Strange Fruit” on the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth April 8, 2015

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Truth and Beauty: A look back at "Strange Fruit" on the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth.


RIP, Leonard Nimoy February 27, 2015

Official Star Trek Convention - Day 3


Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83



Langston Hughes: This is why poet who wrote I Dream A World has been given a Google doodle – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent February 1, 2015

Langston Hughes: This is why poet who wrote I Dream A World has been given a Google doodle – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent.


Throwback Thursday September 25, 2014




RIP – Robin Williams August 13, 2014




RIP – James Garner (April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) July 20, 2014



He always seemed like such a class act …





James Garner dies at 86; …

James Garner at IMDB

James Garner at wiki



Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies | theGrio July 15, 2014

Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies | theGrio.


Cover Battle – “Addicted to Love” July 4, 2014


I think the original recording of “Addicted to Love” is just as fantastic today as it was when it first came out. Performed by Brit Robert Palmer, it has a hard driving beat that’s infectious and hypnotic. The video was especially striking – the gentlemanly dashing, cool and suited Mr. Palmer with his vacant-eyed, zombie model back-up band. Endlessly listenable.


I know Florence + The Machine are really popular, but I’m not at all familiar with their work. I think I saw them once on Saturday Night Live and they just didn’t really do anything for me. Their take on the song is totally different from Palmer’s. I actually like the cool acapella way the recording opens. It has a slight ethereal, otherworldly sound to it. Once the music comes in, and the song goes on I’m less enamored of it. By the end, I’m like “Yeah, whatever”.


When the Skyler Grey version starts off, it reminds me a lot of Florence + The Machine. Even though this opening doesn’t grab me quite as much as Flo and the boys, Skyler maintains that ghostly, wispy-voiced sound most of the way through, which I appreciate.


74 year old Tina Turner is, without a doubt, a musical legend. (Is legend even good enough to describe the talent, strength and endurance of this woman? And those legs?! Good lord!) She sounds fantastic. She’s always had a unique sounding voice that cannot be duplicated. This video of her live show illustrates that she has not lost a step. Just an incredible performance and totally exhilarating to watch.


Warning: This next cover is a steaming pile of crap. But let me tell you how I really feel. By glancing at their wiki page, it seems like Eagles of Death Metal may have been going for something slightly… humorous??? In my estimation they missed the mark. By several solar systems and galaxies.


Remember what I just said about steaming pile of crap? I was wrong. The Eagles of Death Metal version is just crap. This one by Ciccone Youth is the real steaming pile. It features Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth, another group I don’t listen to, so maybe this is a good sound, for them, actually. I don’t know. But it’s not good for me. At all.




Farewell, Phenomenal Woman May 28, 2014



(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)







Famed poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

Maya Angelou official site

Maya Angelou on wiki

The poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes



‘All My Children’ Star Matthew Cowles Dead – ABC News May 26, 2014

'All My Children' Star Matthew Cowles Dead – ABC News.



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