Game Of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 Recap: The Battle Is Dark & Full Of Terrors

After a lot of waiting around, many emotional reunions, some trading of fun stories by the fire, big genealogical reveals, a knigting ceremony, and even some hot sex, the White Walkers have finally reached Winterfell for what is reportedly the longest battle sequence ever in the history of battles.Last week’s episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” set this up in its final moments, which showed Tyrion staring out from the ramparts at the marching army on the horizon. This week's episode, "Th...
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Top 10 Greatest Anime Music Composers of the Heisei Era

The oncoming advent of the Heisei era’s conclusion has unsurprisingly been used by companies to hawk goods but also as a subject of other topics – such as rankings, with this one ascertaining the greatest musical composers to grace the anime industry (for the era). The ranking: 1. Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli films) 2. Katsuo […]
Tags: Music, Rankings, Conan, Anime, Studio Ghibli, Heisei, Lupin, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop

Tricot – “Butter” Video

Japanese math-rock trio Tricot released their third full-length, 3, back in 2017. Last year, they put out a double A-side 7-inch featuring “Potage” and “On The Boom.” Today, they share a mellow, jazzy track called "Butter," along with its striking music video. The song comes from Tricot's Japan-only リピート (Repeat) EP. More »
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Documentary: Ira Gitler Lives!

The late Ira Gitler was the delicatessen of jazz writers. While most jazz scribes of the 1950s and beyond had a fork-and-knife feel to their prose, Ira's liner notes on the backs of albums and his books were meant to be eaten with both hands. He was the New York cabbie, the cop on the beat, the doorman and the construction worker. He was jazz's everyman, and his liner notes always came with a pickle on the side. Ira and I struck up a friendship when he began emailing me soon after I started Ja...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Ira, Bret, Collyer, Marc Myers, JazzWax, Bret Primack, Ira Gitler, Barney Greengrass Here

3 Major Activists Launch New Group To Get Women Involved In Politics

Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Alicia Garza, a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, are launching a new women's political action group called Supermajority on Monday in order to train and mobilize women to make change around the issues that impact their lives.What's in the name? "Women are the majority of voters and the majority of activists," Richards told Refinery29 in an interview on Satur...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Poo, Cecile Richards, Richards, Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Lily Adams, Alicia Garza, Sen Kamala Harris, Ocasio Cortez, Major Activists Launch New Group, Planned Parenthood Ai jen Poo, Said Garza

Charles, Duke and Ella

This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed actor-comedian Charles Grodin for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Chuck talked about living near the Pittsburgh zoo as a kid. Coming up with jokes at bedtime, he'd try them out loud, but he'd time the punchlines so the hyenas would laugh at the right moment. A laugh-track with spots. [Photo above of Charles Grodin at his Connecticut home by Julie Bidwell Photography for The Wall Street Journal] Here's the full He...
Tags: Chuck, New York, Connecticut, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Frank Sinatra, Duke, Wall Street Journal, Vermont, Pittsburgh, Sinatra, Mary, Denny, Denny Zeitlin, Sunnyside

Celtics Blow Out Bucks in Game 1 on Road

Coming into this series, the Celtics were my pick to beat the Bucks. My thinking was that the Celtics would win the series in maybe 6 games. Brad Stevens is one of the better coaches in the league and he showed it in Game 1. Boston didn’t allow Giannis to have space to create his offense like the Pistons did. Coming into the game, I thought the Celtics would put Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown on Giannis. Instead, Coach Stevens put Al Horford on Giannis and it paid off. Horford frustrated Antetok...
Tags: Boston, Bud, Basketball, Nba, Jazz, Road, Irving, Pistons, Khris Middleton, Brad Stevens, Celtics, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Nikola Mirotic, Antetokounmpo, Stevens

Cecile Richards Is Starting A New Women's Political Organization

Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Alicia Garza, a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, are launching a new women's political action group called Supermajority on Monday in order to train and mobilize women to make change around the issues that impact their lives.What's in the name? "Women are the majority of voters and the majority of activists," Richards told Refinery29 in an interview on Satur...
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The Golden State Warriors Edge Rockets in Game 1

Golden State Warriors edge Rockets! I think we all can agree that Game 1 lived up to its lofty expectations. Kevin Durant and James Harden battled with both finishing with 35 points. Golden State beat the Houston Rockets 104-100 in Game 1. At the end of the game, things for really chippy. Mike D’Antoni and Chris Paul Both receiving techs with Paul being tossed for his second with 4.4 seconds left in the game. Throughout the game, the referees weren’t calling the fouls that the Rockets felt the...
Tags: Green, Basketball, Nba, Jazz, Rockets, Houston, Houston Rockets, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Thompson, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, PAUL, Harden

Alabama Man Arrested After Viral Video Shows Shootout at Highland Village Apartments in Montgomery

Police in Montgomery, Alabama arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened Saturday night (Apr. 27) at an apartment complex and was shown in a video that went viral on Facebook.According to the Alabama News Network, 20-year-old Kennedy Wilson was arrested and charged with first-degree assault for the shooting in the 1000 block of Day Street Road, near Highland Village Apartments in Montgomery.A video shared on Facebook Sunday morning showing the moment the shooting unfolded quickly...
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Thom Yorke – “Don’t Fear The Light”

Back in January, Thom Yorke announced that he'd written a classical composition to be performed by French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque. Earlier this month, the Radiohead frontman premiered the composition, "Don't Fear The Light," in Paris at Minimalist Dream House. The show, hosted by the National's Bryce Dessner, … More »
Tags: Music, Radiohead, Paris, Thom Yorke, Bryce Dessner, Don, Katia, Marielle Labeque Earlier

One Person Dead, Six Injured in Mass Shooting Near Baltimore Church

Seven people were shot Sunday (Apr. 28) near a church in Baltimore, Maryland.The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening on the same block as the Perkins Square Baptist Church.Police said one of the seven people shot died, but it wasn’t clear the extent of the injuries of the six people who were wounded, WJZ 13 (a CBS affiliate in Baltimore) reports.First responders reportedly found the victims on the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave. outside Buster’s Place Barber Shop where the cookout was...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Guns, Shootings, Church, Jazz, Cbs, Baltimore, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Baltimore Maryland, Baltimore Church, Perkins Square Baptist Church Police, Edmondson Ave, Buster s Place Barber Shop

What To Expect From Spotify's Q1 Earning Report Monday (NYSE:SPOT)

Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) will share its first quarter 2019 financial results on Monday, April 29, 2019 before market opens. It is the first report to investors since the streamer's big bet on podcasting with the acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor. Analysts generally view Spotify earnings and stock favorably and expect the streamer to exceed expectations, as it has in two of the last four quarters. via Marketwatch Spotify is predicted to report 218.3 million monthly active users ...
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John Singleton Not Expected to Recover From Stroke, Family & Friends Told to Say Their Goodbyes

John Singleton’s family and friends have reportedly been informed that the legendary filmmaker is not expected to pull recover after suffering a stroke while hospitalized earlier this month.There have been conflicting reports about Singleton’s condition, with his mother and daughter each issuing completely different statements about whether or not he’s in a coma. PREVIOUSLY: John Singleton’s Daughter Says Her Grandma is Up to No Good, Plus He’s NOT in a Coma & is Getting Better Every Day Cleopat...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, John, Cleopatra, Lamar Odom, Trending, Strokes, Singleton, John Singleton, Sad News, Lovebscott

Mathangi Subramanian's Playlist for Her Novel "A People's History of Heaven"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Mathangi Subramanian's novel A People's History of Heaven captures the strong spirits of the women who fought for their Bangalore neighborhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The po...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, David, New York Times, Delhi, Mary J Blige, Bangalore, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Hill, Rahman, Tori Amos, Booklist, Padma

Why Does Hollywood Hate Pop Music, And Pop Stars?

The hated pop stars are, of course, almost all women. And, by the way, “isn’t there an inherent irony in cinema offering a ‘serious’ take on mass culture while seeking commercial gain? Few of these tales manage to communicate what still makes pop music so appealing and popular.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, 04.27.19

#TheMarathonContinues: Nipsey Hussle Fans Come Together to Restore Vandalized Mural in Connecticut

A teen girl went viral on social media over the weekend after she defaced a Nipsey Hussle mural in Hartford, Connecticut, and people were understandably pissed about the blatant disrespect.But less than 24 hours later, Nipsey fans came together to restore the mural honoring the slain rapper.According to The Shade Room, at least 25 people came together to help fix the vandalized mural in the rain.Two women in particular, Deja Robertson and her mother, and a man named Joey, reportedly painted over...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Celebs, News, Eric Holder, America, Social Media, Hip Hop, Connecticut, Viral, Pop Culture, Jazz, Good News, Nipsey Hussle, Joey, Hussle

To Sing The Unflappable Siegfried, One Cannot Have Fear

At least, that’s what tenor Andreas Schager claims. “But his path to singing Siegfried at the Met … was unusual. Mr. Schager, who was born Andreas Schagerl in the small town of Rohrbach an der Gölsen, started his career in operetta (precursors to modern musical comedies) and lighter tenor roles.” – The New York Times
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Kyler Murray Makes History as First Athlete to Be a First Round Draft Pick in the NFL & MLB

It’s not easy making sports history, and it usually doesn’t happen until athletes are well into their careers. But for Kyler Murray, he’s already making history right out of the gate!The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback was selected No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night (Apr. 25) in the first round of the NFL draft.And in 2018, he was selected as the No. 9 overall MLB pick by the Oakland Athletics in the first round, which makes him the first athlete EVER to be selected in the first ...
Tags: Football, Sports, NFL, History, Pop Culture, Jazz, Mlb, Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Oklahoma, Major League Baseball, Murray, Oklahoma Sooners, Kyler Murray, Kyler, NFL Draft

Watch Pharrell Bring Out Jay-Z, Diddy, Missy Elliott, Tyler, The Creator, More In Virginia Beach

Pharrell Williams hosted the inaugural edition of his Something In The Water music festival this weekend in his hometown of Virginia Beach. While organizers were forced to cancel its first day due to severe thunderstorms, the festival continued as planned on Saturday, with performances from ASAP Ferg, Mac DeMarco, Kaytranada, J … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Virginia, Jay-z, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Tyler The Creator, Virginia Beach, Missy Elliott, Jay Z Diddy Missy Elliott Tyler, Ferg Mac

Suhr Amp Talk :: RE: Hedgehog Midi channel and Gigrig G2

Author: Suhr Subject: Re: Hedgehog Midi channel and Gigrig G2 Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 mxk116 wrote: I did a search of this forum and only found one relevant reference from 2017. I am a midi newbie and was hoping to get some guidance here. I use a Gigrig G2 for pedal and amp switching. The G2 can send midi program changes on midi channels 1-10. The Hedgehog is set at the factory to receive on midi channel 14. Do I have to change the midi ch...
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Tech Talk :: RE: Suhr Plectrum Spec. Inconsistency?

Author: Suhr Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 Matthew wrote: When can we get them in the US? Is Suhr actually making these or do you have a deal with Red Bear or something like that? I love Red Bear picks. No they were made in house.
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Tech Talk :: RE: Classic HH Configuration

Author: Suhr Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 6 diddleybo wrote: [email protected] wrote: Split as in one coil activated. In position 2, it's the outside coil (screw coil) of the neck pickup. In position 4 it's both inside coils (slug coils) of the humbuckers that are active. According to our records, your guitar has our standard switching config. Enjoy! Glad you like the guitar! Recently started to notice that there are some noise i...
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NY Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Injured in Shooting, Friend & Former Teammate Killed

On Saturday afternoon (Apr. 27), Corey Ballentine was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft—a major accomplishment for a player from a Division II school in Topeka, Kansas.Early the next morning, Ballentine and a close friend and former teammate on the Washburn University football team were involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Dwane Simmons and a gunshot injury to Ballentine.Ballentine’s injury was considered to be non-life threateni...
Tags: Crime, News, Guns, Shootings, Football, Sports, NFL, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kansas, New York Giants, Giants, Gun Violence, Washburn, Topeka, Corey

Taylor Swift's ME! Breaks YouTube, Amazon Records

The Taylor Swift juggernaut plowed forward breaking multiple YouTube and Amazon records with the song and video premiere of “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. __________________________________ On Spotify, "ME!" tallied 7.9m streams worldwide in the first 24 hours with 3.6 million coming from the U.S. On Amazon Amazon announced that ME! broke two records: one for most first 24 hours streams and another for the most on-demand voice requests using Alexa than a...
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Why Does Country Music Have Such A Race Problem?

So … Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is sitting at number one in the UK – and in the US, but despite its utter yeehaw-ness, not on the country charts because Billboard claimed it didn’t “embrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Riiiiight. The genre has a bit of an issue with Black musicians (and other musicians of color), and women of any race as well. “The gravity of this discrimination really hits home when you consider that country is the biggest radio format in the US.” – The Guardian...
Tags: Art, Music, UK, US, Audience, Old Town Road, 04.27.19

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