High School Football Star Charged With Murder of Teammate Twin Brother

A star football player at a high school in Philadelphia is facing a murder charge after he shot and killed his own twin brother and teammate. NBC News reports that Philadelphia police responded to a call about a person with a gun Sunday evening (Dec. 1) and found that 18-year-old Suhail Gillard had been shot once in the chest. Investigators said Suhail and his twin brother, Fayaadh Gillard, were playing with a gun in their father’s apartment when it accidentally went off. Suhail was taken to a h...
Tags: School, Murder, Crime, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Philadelphia, Trending, Sad News, Suhail, Family Tragedies, Suhail Gillard, Fayaadh Gillard, Philadelphia Officials

Billy Dee Williams Says He is NOT “Gender Fluid” & Has No Idea What the Hell That Even Means

Billy Dee Williams is setting the record straight regarding his gender identity and sexual preferences after the media apparently took his words waaaay out of context. In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, the legendary “Star Wars” actor was quoted as saying he identified with both “feminine” and “masculine” parts of himself, which led many media outlets (including ours) to report that he’d come out as “gender fluid.” His exact quote: “And you see, I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I...
Tags: Celebs, Williams, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sigmund Freud, Billy Dee Williams, Esquire, Damage Control, Carl G Jung

"Best Books of 2019" Lists Update - December 6th

For the twelfth 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. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Larg...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Jackie, Ryan Miller, Prospect, Smithsonian Magazine, IGN, Kenny Coble

Brooklyn’s Bed Room Indie Pop Producer Lydia Ford Drops Talk

Watch out for Brooklyn based indie pop artist Lydia Ford.  The 25 year old Ireland native just dropped the mid-tempo Talk, definitely worth a listen. Taking inspiration from the production of acts like Sigrid, Julia Michaels and Lauv – she has supported Delorentos on their “Bullet In A Gun” Tour.  Garnering attention from blogs, the bedroom pop producer landed on playlists including New Music Friday UK, A Breath of Fresh ÉIRE, and Poptronix. Last year she wrapped up with 230K Spotify streams. ...
Tags: Music, UK, Brooklyn, Ireland, LAUV, Lydia Ford, Indie Invaders, Lydia Ford Pop Producer, Lydia Ford Talk, Sigrid Julia Michaels

Shorties (The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, New Holiday Songs from Sharon Van Etten and Bleached, and more)

KGOU interviewed Ralph Ellison's literary executor about the new book, The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison. Stream new holiday songs by Sharon Van Etten and Bleached. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 698 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. December's best eBook deals. Paste recapped November's best songs. Julie Andrews talked books and reading with the New York T...
Tags: Music, Georgia, Radiohead, David, New York Times, Norway, Pbs, Montreal, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Julie Andrews, Esquire, Jeff VanderMeer, Ralph Ellison, Bill Callahan, Brian Alan Ellis

Suburban Metal Dad #888: “SMD Xmas, Day 1: Hit the Lights”

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Watch KORG Gadget on Nintendo Switch prove music can be multiplayer fun, too

In many, many languages, the word for “playing” music is the same as “playing” a game. So it’s fitting KORG has invaded the Nintendo Switch console with music-making – and that you can share with friends. The translation of KORG Gadget to Nintendo’s Switch handheld is mostly novelty and fun convenience – you’re probably still going to find the iPad version easier to use solo. But where the Switch stands out is some of its multiplayer, collaborative twists. Since on key feature of the Switch (...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Music, Japan, New York, Taxes, Trends, Tech, Online, Multiplayer, Stories, Nintendo, Mario Kart, Ableton Push

Avicii Invector review – an immersive musical tribute

Xbox One (version tested), Switch, PC, PS4; Hello There Games/Wired Productions Made in collaboration with DJ Tim Bergling, this perfect Christmas party game has players zooming across intergalactic landscapes hitting buttons in time to the beatThe search for this year’s Christmas party video game may be over. Following the rejuvenated interest in the “rhythm action” genre brought about by titles such as Beat Saber and Tetris Effect, Avicii Invector takes the cerebral visual immersion of the lat...
Tags: Games, Music, Culture, Sega, Avicii, Bergling, Avicii Invector, Avicii AKA Tim Bergling

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