Wie die Krankheit meines Vaters mein Liebesleben bestimmt

Die Krankheit meines Vaters verlief in zwei Phasen – erst schleichend, dann ganz plötzlich. In der ersten kamen einige harmlose Erkrankungen zusammen, die wir automatisch seinem Alter zuschrieben: Bluthochdruck, hohe Triglycerid-Werte. Darauf folgten aber Schlag auf Schlag einige ernstere Diagnosen: Aortendissektion, Lungenembolie, Nierenkrebs. Mein Vater starb in seinen 50ern dreimal fast. Das erste Mal war vor fünf Jahren, als ich 19 und für die Sommersemesterferien zu Hause war. Für einen ...
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Chente Has Left The Rancho

Vincente Fernández was a “debonair Mexican crooner with the buttery baritone whose romantic rancheras and timeless folk anthems defined the grit and romance of his turbulent homeland and elevated him to a cultural icon for generations of fans throughout Latin America and beyond.” – Los Angeles Times
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Lil Nas X and the history of gay hip-hop

Rap is changing. The immutable rules of the genre and the conduct of its participants loosened considerably in the last decade. Sitting in the crux of this generational gap is Lil Nas X. Prior to coming out, the rap world—barring a few outliers—was almost unanimously fond of the plucky newcomer. — Read the rest
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Christopher Lasch The Minimal Self (1984) Total institutions—the death camps above all—have made us aware of the banality of evil, in Hannah Arendt's famous phrase; but they have also taught us something about the banality of survival. A growing belief that heroes don't survive informs the disenchantment with conventional codes of masculinity... It is not only masculinity that has lost its survival value, however, but the entire stock of allegedly outworn ideals of honor, heroic defiance of ...
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Dvorak Predicted Black And Indigenous Music Was the Future Of Classical Music. Why Didn’t It Happen?

In a depressingly familiar trope, Joseph Horowitz exposes a deliberateness in denying Black and Indigenous composers and musicians their role in America’s classical-music development. – Washington Post
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27 gifts for music lovers that'll hit all the right notes, from guitar ornaments to vinyl subscriptions

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. These gifts are perfect for musicians and music lovers alike.Vinyl Me Please/Instagram The music lover in your life can always be found listening to or playing music.  Here are 27 gift ideas to fuel their passion for songs, bands, instruments, and any genre of music.  Still looking for a great gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever...
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Mexicans pay tribute to Vicente Fernández, icon of ranchera music

Family, friends and fellow musicians pay their final respects to the man known as ‘El Rey’ (the King) following his death at age 81Mexicans are in mourning for Vicente Fernández, the elaborately mustachioed icon of ranchera music, whose ballads of love and loss, golden baritones and singular stage presence captured the raw emotions of a nation.Fans have flocked to his ranch in western Jalisco state, where family, friends and fellow crooners paid their final respects to the man known as “El Rey” ...
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Law School Discovers Student Wrote World-Famous Christmas Carol

News clippings brought the the lyricist’s law school connection to light after decades. The post Law School Discovers Student Wrote World-Famous Christmas Carol appeared first on Above the Law.
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How to convert your vinyl to a digital format

Converting your beloved vinyl records from wax to digital is a great way to preserve them and take them on the go. Here's how to do it.
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Golden Globes 2022 tries to do better as Lady Gaga brings the outrage

After a year of criticism over diversity, the Golden Globes have come up with a decent slate of nominees, with Gaga surely the favourite for best actress• Full list of 2020 nominationsThe Golden Globes nomination list has been announced with a solemn introduction from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s president Helen Hoehne, to the effect that the Globes’ much-criticised controlling body was “trying to be better” and that its constituent membership was more diverse than at any other time...
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Last-Minute-Geschenkidee gesucht? Versuch’s mit diesen Liebes-Gutscheinen

Es war am Tag vor Heiligabend… als ich feststellte, dass ich ein Geschenk für meine:n Partner:in vergessen hatte. Hey, sowas passiert. Gestern war gefühlt noch Oktober, und du hattest noch mehrere Monate Zeit, um deinem:deiner Liebsten das ultimative Weihnachtsgeschenk zu besorgen. Und heute hast du beim Blick in den Kalender voller Entsetzen festgestellt, dass diese ganze Zeit fast vorbei ist. Kein Grund zur Panik – zum Basteln selbstgemachter „Liebesgutscheine“ reicht es immer noch! Klar, sel...
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What To See When Geffen Hall Reopens Two Years Early In 2022

Rather than face the unenviable task of enticing post-pandemic audiences to a substandard hall, Lincoln Center and the Philharmonic will unveil an eagerly awaited, transformed venue almost two years early. – Architectural Record
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‘I never worked in a cocktail bar’: How the Human League made Don’t You Want Me

‘Philip turned up to meet my parents fully made up, with red lipstick and high heels. My dad locked himself in the bedroom and refused to come out’I had intended to recruit just one female backing singer but when I walked into the Crazy Daisy nightclub in Sheffield, the first thing I saw was Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley dancing. They somehow looked like a unit while being clearly different individuals. I knew they were right. Continue reading...
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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss team up for Tiny Desk concert

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss released Raising Sand 14 years ago to wide praise. They joined up again for a three-song set as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. From NPR: They kick it off with the rockabilly sounds of "Can't Let Go," a song originally recorded by Lucinda Williams and written by Randy Weeks. — Read the rest
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Live Music Is Collapsing Again In The UK

At least, live pop music is seeing its attendance take another dive; some artists estimate that as many as 40 percent of those who have tickets aren’t showing up at venues. – The Observer (UK)
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Check out this interview with multi-instrumentalist rapper Connor Musarra

One of the most beautiful and liberating aspects of social media is the freedom it affords artists. With each platform offering a different route for expression, enterprising artists are learning the meaning of Marshall McLuhan's famous quote, "the medium is the message." — Read the rest
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Check Out Society Socks to Get Your Next Pair of Stylish Socks

Am I the only person that can’t get enough socks? My sock collection is crazy seeing that I had every kind of sock imaginable. Well, that was before discovering Society Socks and realized I need to step my game up. Society Socks has some of the most beautiful socks you will find anywhere. Since I’m a fan of variety, my choice was to try out the Men Classic Bundle 10 pack. With all those socks, this will definitely re-vamp my wardrobe. These would also make a wonderful gift for a few guys in my...
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Check out where some of the most iconic electronic songs got their sample from

Most genres of music wear their influences on their sleeve. Electronic music goes a step further and repurposes the wardrobe of its influences into a three-piece suit with a matching top hat. Although many instrument devotees decry the genre as soulless, electronic musicians and, by extension, their fans are avid consumers of "old school jams." — Read the rest
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Radio X creates exclusive Biffy Clyro gig for listeners

Biffy Clyro will kick off 2022 with an exclusive acoustic gig for fans, Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard. Radio X’s Toby Tarrant will host the gig and the station will sell tickets via the Global Player app. The acoustic performance will take place at Hackney Church in East London on Tuesday 18th January, 2022, just before the band begin their rescheduled European Tour. Speaking about how much the gig means to the band, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil said: “We’re delighted to be playin...
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Watch 11-Year-Old Billy Preston Duet with Nat King Cole: A Star is Born (1957)

The Beatles aren’t the only fab talents causing a stir in the recently released Beatles documentary, Get Back. As has been widely noted, soul singer Billy Preston lights up every scene he’s in. One of the 60’s finest session keyboardists, Preston contributed to the Beatles‘ Let It Be and Abbey Road albums, and joined them for their famous final gig on the roof of Apple Records. He also served as a leveling influence when tensions within the band frequently exploded into fits of temper. ...
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New Non-Executive Director appointed at PRS for Music

Gill Mansfield has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the PRS Members’ Council and Board. A commercial lawyer, board advisor and non-executive director with over twenty five years legal and commercial experience, Gill covers commercial contracts, corporate and transactional, IP protection and licensing, media and entertainment, publishing, music, brand licensing, and IT, digital and technology. Throughout her career, Gill has held senior positions and advised at severa...
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Those we lost in 2021: Stephen Sondheim remembered by Imelda Staunton

22 March 1930 – 26 November 2021The actor on the American composer and lyricist who changed musicals, and whose warmth and generous spirit were equally present in the theatre and at homeLee ‘Scratch’ Perry remembered by Neil ‘Mad Professor’ FraserRead the Observer’s obituaries of 2021 in fullIf I close my eyes and think of Stephen Sondheim, I remember him sitting in my kitchen in north London. It wasn’t a showbiz fest. It was just talking about nothing, about life, about dogs. He was this amazin...
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A history of the Carols for Choirs angel [gallery]

First published in 1961, the Carols for Choirs series has for many singers become synonymous with the Christmas season, used in festive concerts and services across the world. While many things have changed since that first edition, one thing has remained constant: the illustrated angel on the cover. We did some investigating in the archives recently to uncover the history of the Carols for Choirs angel, looking at how it came about and how it has evolved over the past 60 years. [See image galle...
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Breaking Down the Beatles’ Get Back Documentary: Stream Episode #111 of the Pretty Much Pop Podcast Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by musician David Brookings, Gig Gab podcast host Dave Hamilton, and OpenCulture writer Colin Marshall to discuss Peter Jackson’s documentary Get Back and the enduring popularity of The Beatles. This was recorded on 12/8, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. We consider the arc of their career, the various post-mortem releases that keep our interes...
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The Basics Explained on How to Stop Toddler From Crying

Do you have a toddler that just won’t stop crying? Are you unsure of what to do to help them or help you? While this can be a very stressful experience, you should know you’re not alone. Many parents are in the same position as you and know precisely what you’re going through. There are some tips you can try to help tone down the crying, giving you both some peace. Keep reading to learn the secrets on how to make a toddler stop crying. Offer Discipline Your toddler is old enough to understan...
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