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Steve Martin sings ‘Atheists don’t have no songs’

Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists

As Christmas rolls up we wonder about the atheists. Steve Martin is here to help. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at Merlefest 2010.

 

Until now!

A little tune called “Athiests Don’t Have No Songs”

(Christians have)…

Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mick Jagger and David Bowie perform Dancing In The Street without music

 Happy birthday, Mick Jagger

Happy birthday, Mick Jagger, born on this day 1943. Here is the Rolling Stones singer performing Dancing in The Street with David Bowie.

Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5” Performed On Sitar Is Glorious

Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5” on sitar. “Where would you see this wondrous stuff on conventional TV,” asks Victor Lewis Smith.

Posted: 24th, March 2016 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police hunting drive-by rap battlers in open-toe sandles

 

 

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To Massachusetts, where police are searching for two men challenging passers-by to rap battles.

Charlton police said a black SUV with two or three men in their late teens or early 20s inside, pulled up to three

Posted: 17th, March 2016 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Star turns Viola Beach ‘accident’ into something sinister

Viola Beach

 

Investigators say the deaths of all four members of British band Viola Beach was an “accident”. The driver “did not intend to kill himself or the group” from Warrington. As the Times reports:

Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe,

Posted: 11th, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Brexit Song: stop what you’re doing and watch what Eurovision won’t be

Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: Music, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Rick Wakeman’s wonderful piano version of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’

 

Rick Wakeman played on David Bowie‘s Life on Mars. On January 10 2015, Wakeman played a piano version on BBC Radio 2. It’s lovely. Truly. Wakeman has since recorded a new version of the song along …

Posted: 30th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vocals Only: David Bowie and Freddie Mercury sing Under Pressure

Vocals Only: David Bowie and Freddie Mercury sing Under Pressure:

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Posted: 11th, January 2016 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Brian Eno’s 10 albums for Obscure Records

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When Brian Eno’s Obscure Records closed in 1978, the ten albums he recorded for the label became tricky to find. Now Ubuweb has links to all ten albums.

Obscure Records (1975-78)

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The top five Christmas songs written by Jews

 

Have yourselves a happy Christmas, folks. Here are the top five Christmas songs written by Jews:

“White Christmas” – Written by Irving Berlin. Bing Crosby’s version is the bestselling single of all time

“The Christmas song” (“Chestnuts roasting on …

Posted: 20th, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Creepy Christmas songs: Angels of Love

An incredibly creepy Christian kids song for Christmas. Linda Blair is away:

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Posted: 6th, December 2015 | In: Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cynthia Robinson (1944 – 2015)

Cynthia Robinson has died of cancer. The musician played trumpet with Sly And The Family Stone Roots drummer Questlove salutes her life:

… she wasn’t just a screaming cheerleading foil to Sly & Freddie’s gospel vocals.

Posted: 28th, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Songs of Vietnam: The Top 10

 

In We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, narrate the story of the music that whirled about the …

Posted: 20th, November 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burn hole cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain on MTV-Unplugged sells for $140,800

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The deeply unfashionable cardigan wort by Kurt Cobain on MTV: Unplugged in 1993 has been bought at auction for $140,800. The seller was a “friend” of the Cobain family.

Four months after the show, Cobain committed suicide.

Julien’s “Icons …

Posted: 9th, November 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to The Ronettes – Baby I Love You (isolated Vocals)

 

Listen to The Ronettes sing Baby Love You in 1963 – no instruments. Just the sweet voices:

 

Posted: 5th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch German school children perform Kraftwerk’s classic Die Roboter

At the Lemmchen elementary school in Mainz, Germany, the cool kids are performing Kraftwerk’s Die Roboter.

Not all school concerts need be painful:

 

Kraftwerk - Roboter - Lemmchen primary school

 

 

 
Spotter: Electronicbeats.net

Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The many faces of David Bowie in one epic Gif

The many faces of David Bowie by Helen Green:

David Bowie changing look gif

 

Ch-ch-changes……

Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Gifs, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The making of Frank Sinatra’s Strangers In The Night

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Mark Steyn celebrates his Sinatra Centenary series with a look at the making of a hit song:

It was 1966. Enter Bert Kaempfert “the German kaiser of kitsch”:

He eschewed the standard 32-bar A-A-B-A song, possibly on the grounds

Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to turn your McDonald’s drink cup and straw into a dubstep amplifier

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Posted: 21st, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Things found inside vinyl record sleeves

Things found inside records

 

Over on Flashbak, the story of one man’s collection of things found inside record sleeves. Ever hide anything inside yours?

See them all here.

 

 

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Posted: 20th, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gutterdämmerung: Lemmy, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones and Nina Hagen cannot fail

Gutterdämmerung looks fantastic. Here’s the pitch:

The film is set in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’…..the Evil Guitar. The Earth has now turned into a puritan

Posted: 15th, October 2015 | In: Film, Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Motorhead: you can buy one of these Lemy virbators

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You can buy a Motörhead vibrator via the Lovehoney onanist boutique:

World-renowned heavy metal legends Motörhead have turned their attention to your intimate pleasure with their own range of branded sex toys. Powerful classic vibrators and bullets are amongst

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0