Friday, June 16, 2017

Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar - News - Now Streaming on NPR

For most of us Beth Ditto is relatively unknown. For years she was part of the band called The Gossip. They released their final album in 2012, A Joyful Noise. Prior to leaving the band Beth Ditto released a solo self-titled EP in 2011.

Since then, she has only made guest appearances. On others recordings and has occupied herself with promoting her own clothing line, and has also been involved with cosmetics and jewelry. Aside from her many interests, you can learn a bit more from her memoir that you can easily find on Amazon “Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir.”

Beth Ditto's first full-length Album as a solo artist, is out now.
Beth said she spent two years writing the tracks, and that should give you an indication of the quality she was striving for. On this new album, Fake Sugar she gets there! It is solid start to finish!

Her new album may be the biggest surprise of the year because of how good it is. For sure this is the new direction of pop-rock and the songs here are extremely infectious. Beth is a powerhouse vocalist that impresses everyone. Her talent cannot be denied and her music is great!

Check it out before you buy it at the following NPR link.

Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar - Track List

1. "Fire"
2. "In And Out"
3. "Fake Sugar"
4. "Savoire Faire"
5. "We Could Run"
6. "Oo La La"
7. "Go Baby Go"
8. "Oh My God"
9. "Love In Real Life"
10. "Do You Want Me To"
11. "Lover"
12. "Clouds"

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie - New Album Streaming Online

Here's an album that no one thought would ever happen – a first ever collaboration from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. OK, it's actually a little bit more than that. It also features Mac band mates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie performing the rhythm section of these tracks. In fact the songs are so typical of what you get with a Mac album that is what you almost get here.

Strangely, there's that one magical element missing that keeps this from being a Fleetwood Mac album and it's the absence of the Welsh Witch.

No clue as to what is going on with that. Regardless, you are still getting a collection of ten new songs that are all amazing.

Best tracks are In My World, On With The Show, Red Sun, Too Far Gone...but I am sure that you'll like all of the new songs.

Although this new album is not a Mac album proper, it should not be overlooked, because it's packed tightly with 10 new songs of amazing quality. There's impeccably brilliant guitar performances from Lindsey that tells you this effort is no lazy knock-off. The variety of string arrangements indicates also that this is well thought out. One can only imagine that there must be numerous takes of these tracks in order to achieve such fantastic results.

Lindsey and Christine are on top of their game here in every way. The new album they give us, adds yet another memorable chapter to rock's longest running soap opera!




For any Fleetwood Mac fan, you'll really love this new album.

The whole album is available to stream online with YouTube.
Just click on the video above.

Rock On!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chuck Berry's New Album Chuck - Reviewed

The spectacular new album “Chuck” is filled with familiar and memorable guitar play and features reworked classics with new lyrics "Lady B. Goode" is a sequel to "Johnny B. Goode," and "Jamaica Moon" is a rewrite of "Havana Moon." The first single is “Big Boys.” It's his first new album in 38 years, and it's a classic already.

It's a Berry record all through and there's no over produced garbage in this set. It's a refreshing new album that has that classic throwback feel. What's more it's a family affair and the overall impression I get is that this was a fun project. It has the fun feel to it and that along with his touring band, appearances from Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr. and three generations of Berrys – Chuck, his son Charles Berry Jr., and grandson Charles Berry III, along with his daughter Ingrid make this an album to get for sure.

The album is lyrically reflective and is dedicated to Themetta "Toddy" Berry, his wife of 68 years. He sings about her in a few songs, while the gospel-tinged “Darlin” is for his daughter Ingrid. Some of the songs date back to the eighties and nineties, he's worked on this album off and on for many years, never was he in a hurry as he put performances and touring as his top priority. Still, he tinkered away here and there until he had a complete album.

Chuck is scheduled for release on Friday, June 16th, but you can stream it first with the link below.

Although not a single, the song Dutchman is the best new song on this album.
Check it out!

Stream Chuck Berry's Final Album Chuck on NPR 4 FREE

CHUCK - Track List
1. Wonderful Woman
2. Big Boys
3. You Go To My Head
4. 3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
5. Darlin'
6. Lady B. Goode
7. She Still Loves You
8. Jamaica Moon
9. Dutchman
10. Eyes Of Man

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Remembering the day after in 1989


The bravest man in this photo probably died on this day in 1989, but he will never be forgotten He will live forever in the hearts of many


Even after all of these years there is no reliable information about the identity or fate of the unknown protester.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Top 10 Movies of the month of May 2017

The Top 10 Movies of the month of May 2017

1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
3 Alien: Covenant
4 Snatched
5 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
6 Baywatch
7 Everything, Everything
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
9 Lowriders
10 The Wall

Here's your top ten films from the month of May. A longer list of feature films that are still in live release can be found with the provided link below. The link below also gives you more detailed information about theater showings, percent change, studio budgets and more. This brief post only highlights the top ten films from the past month.


Cheers!

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Cassandra Crossing 1976

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next? Suspense...intrigue...lots of characters and sub-plots.

The Cassandra Crossing is a 1976 Disaster - Thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and features an All-Star cast that includes Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt Lancaster, Lee Strasberg, Ava Gardner and O. J. Simpson.

An infected Swedish terrorist stows away on this train and inadvertantly infects other passengers. The suspense builds as the Dr. aboard begins to suspect the disease is not as serious as originally thought: after a number of the passengers have become infected, only a few of those have actually died. He radios in suggesting the infected portion of the train be uncoupled and isolated, but encounters resistance and discovers that there is no intention of stopping the train.

Because, as the Dr. suspects if the train should fall, and the Cassandra Crossing collapses, it will neatly cover-up the fact that the U.S has been harboring germ warfare agents in a neutral country. With time running out the passengers on the train work together to stop the train before it reaches the Cassandra Crossing. Will they make it?

It's an All-Star cast epic disaster film that might have been better recieved if the fad for such films had not already passed.

This movie has a little bit of everything, and it's not often that you'll see Burt Lancaster in a role of an unscrupulous character. They only thing this film doesn't have is your usual Sonny Bono cameo, my guess is he wasn't available during the shoot.

What I like best about this film is that the ending is unsettled, it's not predictably resolved into some blissful Hollywood happy ending. The end is yet to be determined. So enjoy.

*Feel free to download and or repost this film, share it with your friends, they may like it as well.


Cast

  • Sophia Loren as Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain
  • Richard Harris as Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain
  • Burt Lancaster as Col. Stephen MacKenzie
  • Martin Sheen as Robby Navarro
  • Lee Strasberg as Herman Kaplan
  • Ava Gardner as Nicole Dressler
  • Ingrid Thulin as Dr. Elena Stradner
  • O. J. Simpson as Haley
  • Lionel Stander as Max (Train Conductor)
  • Alida Valli as Nanny
  • Ann Turkel as Susan
  • John Phillip Law as Major Stack
  • Lou Castel as Swedish terrorist
  • Ray Lovelock as Tom
  • John P. Dulaney as Bobby
  • Thomas Hunter as Captain Scott
  • Fausta Avelli as Caterina

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