"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 29th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:...
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Trizz – “Kill Zone”

“Kill Zone” is the first single of Trizz‘s upcoming album “The Basement” on Below System Records, set to drop early 2019. Kill Zone by Trizz
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Man dies and two others taken to hospital from NSW music festival

Man and a woman in stable condition after ingesting unknown substance at Lost Paradise Music festivalA man has died and two people are in hospital after suspected drug use at a music festival on the New South Wales central coast.The 22-year-old Queensland man was taken to Gosford hospital about 8pm on Saturday but died a short time later, police said. Continue reading...
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If You Don’t Spend New Year’s Eve In A Castle, Are You Even Living?

Many New Year’s Eves tend to take on the same exact quality of the one before; it is the same overpriced bars, the same music, the same people, over and over again. Want to break the cycle? Spend your New Year’s Eve in a castle.Fortunately, that’s a lot easier than you think.According to Airbnb, people are royally obsessed with the idea of ringing in the new year in a drafty stone building that may have once housed nobles — and the vacation home-booking site is more than happy to oblige.Castles...
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Lady Gaga has a giant robot now, in case you were worried being a movie star might have changed her

Reassuring news today for fans worried that newfound moviestardom might have dulled the excessive, “What the fuck is that?” edges off of one of the planet’s most spectacle-devoted performers: Lady Gaga has a giant robot now.Read more...
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Get Your Apple Music 'Year in Review' With This App

If you’re an Apple Music user, you might have felt a bit left out a few weeks ago when people started sharing their ‘Wrapped’ year in review from Spotify. Now a new app can help make the magic happen for you as well.Read more...
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Nico Cartosio Shares Unforeseen Christmas Video

Neo-romantic composer Nico Cartosio shares unforeseen Christmas video for his brand new single,‘Christmas On The Moon’. The tempestuous plotline and powerful visuals illustrate Cartosio’s emotional composition, as tender piano keys guide the vulnerable violin across dramatic swells and subtle melancholic soundscapes. Nico Cartosio said, “Christmas is such a joyous time. But haven’t you ever happened to feel unbearingly sad on this night? I believe those who are alone this Christm...
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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $50,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a video editor working in entertainment who makes $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Vegemite.Occupation: Video EditorIndustry: EntertainmentAge: 22Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $50,000Paycheck Amount (Weekly): $697Monthly E...
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Watch Lady Gaga Cover David Bowie At Vegas Residency Kickoff

Yesterday was the first night of Lady Gaga's career-spanning Enigma residency at the Park MGM Theater in Las Vegas, but that wasn't the only first. To kick things off, as Pitchfork reports, Gaga performed a solo piano version of "Shallow," her breakout duet with Bradley Cooper from the A Star Is … More »
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Andrew Wiggins Need to Step His Game Up Big Time

I’ve always been someone that was on the players side when it comes to them getting their money. When Andrew Wiggins signed that massive extension, it was cool and thought he could take his game to the next level. When Jimmy Butler went to Minnesota, the thinking was that the Timberwolves got their own Big 3. At times, Karl Anthony-Towns did his thing and that was until the playoffs. Jimmy Butler can get it done on both ends of the floor. Andrew Wiggins showed flashes here and there, but n...
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Your Guide To The Best Hair Braiding Salons In NYC

Protective styles are no longer just a summer thing. Braids are something we wear year-round because they're super easy to maintain (and not having to bother with your hair for two months is a blessing). But finding someone to braid you up can be a challenge. Not everyone can do cornrows or Senegalese twists so that they last and look good. Plus, you need someone who can keep your edges intact.Luckily for New Yorkers, there are stellar salons and stylists that can transform your hair into vari...
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Nirvana Sue Marc Jacobs

Nirvana are suing Marc Jacobs for stealing their iconic smiley face design, TMZ reports. The clothing brand's recently launched Bootleg Redux Grunge collection, which contains items that the designer originally showed for Perry Ellis in 1993, includes socks, shirts, and sweaters featuring a squiggly smiley face similar to the … More »
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Meghan Markle Quietly Blew This Tabloid Rumor Out Of The Water On Boxing Day

Meghan Markle spent her Christmas holiday with the royal family — quietly debunking some persistent rumors in the process.The Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Boxing Day hunt this past week with Prince Harry, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and other royal relatives (Boxing Day is celebrated in England the day after Christmas). The Daily Mail reports that the family gathered at Wood Farm, Prince Philip’s farmhouse, for a traditional feast before a group headed out to shoot.Markle and Middl...
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I’ll Never Be Rachmaninoff

Being mediocre at playing the piano is exactly what I need.
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The legend that’s continued after Fats Waller’s untimely death is that he was marvelously creative but also an outlandish clown, especially when given poor material to record, undermining it with mocking asides and jokes.  But I treasure those times when … Continue reading →
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Q&A With Rising Parris, CA Based Hip Hop Artist RudySamA

  We want to thank you for dropping such a dope project recently “Relics”, please tell us who is RudySamA? Well first and foremost thank you and the rest of your staff for helping me promote this e.p . I make cloud rap and boom bap. “Relics” is basically five songs I made 2012-2016 . I decided to rerelease them as a form of paying my respect to how I began. Music was always the creative outlet I used to simply express how I was currently feeling. Now that I’ve taken a step into making this a fu...
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Kenny, Tippi and Chuck

This past week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Kenny Rogers and Don Schlitz on The Gambler for my "Anatomy of a Song" column (go here). Don wrote the song and Kenny recorded it in 1978, sending The Gambler to #1 on Billboard's country chart and to #8 on the pop chart. Both Kenny and Don won Grammy Awards for the song. Here's Kenny on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in September 1978, months before the album and single were released... Also in the WSJ, I interviewed film ...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: The street price on a Modern Satin is now $2450?

Author: brokeguitar Subject: Re: The street price on a Modern Satin is now $2450? Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:56 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 2 qwe200 wrote: That's almost a $500 increase in two years. This is all becoming a bit depressing. $2,450 is really kind of cheap dude. It's called inflation. I bought a Ibanez Jem 7vWH in I believe 1993 when they first came out for about $1,500 Today, that same model guitar new costs $3,000 anywhere you go... it's doubled it's pri...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Pickup Failure

Author: Drew7 Subject: Re: Pickup Failure Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:58 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 3 adsclayton wrote: As far as I'm aware the JST V60s are no-longer made, and to complicate matters it's a left handed guitar so the staggered pole pieces are inverted compared to a normal right-handed pickup. Can't speak to the lefty bit in detail (but Suhr uses a pretty flat stagger so I'm not sure it matters), but I just bought a set of V60s a couple months back, you sh...
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Wystelands – “#RIP2018” (Album Review)

Coming from the otherside of the pond, emerging Brisbane, Australia recording artist Wystelands had a recognizable year in 2018. Releasing ear-catching singles throughout the four quarters consecutively, now Wystelands gives new discoveries a refresher course on his execution throughout the year. The rising star collects his breakout year of singles and groups into one set with the new project, #RIP2018. #RIP2018 is a collective of 2018 material that tributes to the recent deaths of all of Hip-H...
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