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Kermit the Frog Gives a TED Talk About Creativity & the Power of “Ridiculous Optimism”

In 2015, 3.8 billion years after “creativity emerged” out of “sheerest emptiness,” Kermit the Frog was tapped to give a talk on creativity at TEDxJackson. How did a local, one-day event manage to snag such a global icon? Roots. The famed frog’s creator, Jim Henson, spent his first decade in Mississippi (though Kermit was born of a ping pong ball and Henson’s mother’s old coat after the family relocated to Maryland.) The conference took place 15 years after Henson’s untimely death, ...
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How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene with Their Single “The Magnificent Seven” & “The Magnificent Dance”

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
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How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene and Released the Dance Track, “The Magnificent Dance” (1981)

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, New York, College, New York City, US, Bronx, Public Enemy, Frank Zappa, ESG, Jones, Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas, Blondie, Rage Against The Machine


Watch Debbie Harry and Kermit the Frog sing together

In 1981, the great Debbie Harry of Blondie joined the great Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show to sing the latter's iconic song "The Rainbow Connection." Below are two other performances from that same episode. Open Culture quotes Muppets creator Jim Henson's son Brian: …I was in high school and my father knew that Debbie Harry was, like, the biggest thing in the world to me. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Muppets, Brian, Kermit, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Jim Henson, New Wave


Watch Blondie’s Debbie Harry Perform “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show (1981)

Do you dig songs about rainbows? The host of one of the very last episodes of The Muppet Show — Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie – does, and in 1981, she seized the opportunity to duet with Kermit the Frog on his signature tune, “The Rainbow Connection” — its only performance in the series’ five season run. Many of us associate the folksy number with The Muppet Movie‘s pastoral opening scene. This rendition transfers the action backstage to the kimono-clad Harry’s dressing room. ...
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'Supercar Blondie' drives the world's fastest road cars for a living

Alex Hirschi, better known 'Supercar Blondie,' is a social media star famous for videos of her driving the world's most powerful road cars around Dubai.
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'Supercar Blondie' drives the world's fastest road cars for a living

Alex Hirschi, better known 'Supercar Blondie,' is a social media star famous for videos of her driving the world's most powerful road cars around Dubai.
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‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits

Hit songs can be a better investment than gold – and by snapping up the rights, Merck Mercuriadis has become the most disruptive force in musicMerck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 soft-rock anthem Don’t Stop Believin’. It replaced Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which had topped the chart 26 years after its original release. Both songs are unkillable, evergre...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, UK, Technology, Media, Internet, Music Industry, Neil Young, Netflix, Culture, Bob Dylan, Sony, Music Streaming, Fleetwood Mac, Mark Ronson


The Birth of Hip Hop: How DJ Kool Herc Used Turntables to Change the Musical World (1973)

We all reach an age when the music of our youth becomes “the oldies.” When it comes to music as dynamic, innovative, and far-reaching as hip-hop, that age can feel surprisingly young. Or so it seemed to me, a child of the 90s, when the 21st century dawned. Now, separated from the artists I grew up listening to by a gulf of almost thirty years, I can say they are all certifiably old school, which I suppose makes me certifiably old. But consider this—in 1993, a year I once considered somet...
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Comment on blondies, infinitely adaptable by Heather

Hi there. Love love your writing and your recipes. How do I locate that other Blondie recipe, it was in a post tied to the hungry Texan? Have a Wonderful Week, Heathe
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DOWNLOAD MP3: Kendall ! – Blondie

Download another latest track by MP3: Kendall ! – Blondie Kendall ! Blondie MP3 Kendall comes through with yet another new song titled “Blondie ” and is right here for your fast download. Listen & Download Kendall ! – Blondie Below: DOWNLOAD MP3 The post MP3: Kendall ! – Blondie appeared first on 24Naijamusic. DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE The post DOWNLOAD MP3: Kendall ! – Blondie appeared first on ilovehiphopblog.
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Berlin’s Terri Nunn talks ‘Top Gun,’ gratitude, new album

Terri Nunn and the band Berlin were already well along the path to superstardom when they were asked to record a song for the 1986 Tom Cruise film “Top Gun.” The song was the Giorgio Moroder produced-and-composed “Take My Breath Away,” which turned out to be incredible vehicle for Nunn’s memorably breathy vocals and the New Wave band’s lush synth-pop sound. Cover to “Strings Attached.” (August Day) It also turned out to be one of the biggest tunes of the year, taking Berlin to the top of the...
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Miley Cyrus Goes Blonde-on-Blondie-er on ‘Plastic Hearts’: Album Review

The great, late drag queen Mertzy Jones had an expression: “Miss Too-Many Things is a mess in a dress.” For better and worse, that describes Miley Cyrus, an artist whose restless, genre-jumping eclecticism often sounds more like a kiddish cluttered mind with a dabbler’s sensibilities, rather than an ambitious experimental aesthetic. Luckily, that’s not such […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Album Reviews, Blondie, Joan Jett, Dua Lipa, Billy Idol, Louis Bell, Miley Cyrus Goes Blonde, Mertzy Jones


BottleRock Napa Valley reschedules festival again as coronavirus cases spike

Fans will need to wait even longer for the next BottleRock Napa Valley. The popular three-day festival — which has already been rescheduled two times due to safety concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic — will now move from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. So fans should again revise their calendars and make plans to spend Sept. 3-5 rocking at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. The festival was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend of 2020 then was pushed back to early...
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The Number Ones So Far

In January of 2018, I was killing time at the gym while my kids were finishing up a swimming class, and I was idly clicking around Tom Ewing’s Popular, a writing project that’s been going on for well over a decade. Ewing has been writing funny, incisive, personal reviews of every song ever to hit #1 on the UK charts, and it’s been one of the best things on the internet for a long time. I found myself wondering about #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, our own American pop chart. Was there a lis...
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Dubai has a whole junkyard of supercars

YouTuber Supercar Blondie toured Dubai's supercar graveyard, where people with more money than driving ability dump their destroyed performance vehicles. She even finds some money in one of them. Mo stopped by as well: Image: YouTube / Supercar Blondie (Tahnks MikeKStar!)
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The Man with No Name Partners Up with Tuco and Angel Eyes for Buried Gold

Cimarron Firearms Tuco pistol Fredericksburg, Texas (Ammoland.com) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, announce the arrival of The Man with No Name’s notorious partners, Tuco and Angel Eyes. “Our Hollywood movie replicas have always been a favorite for Cimarron fans and our 1851 Man with No Name Conversion Revolver, designed after the gun carried by Clint Eastwood in ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’ has been a big seller,” VP...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Spain, Clint Eastwood, Italy, New Mexico, Blondie, Old West, Sergio Leone, Cimarron Firearms Co, Uberti, Tuco, Firearm News, Lee Van Cleef, Revolvers, Cimarron


Comment on the browniest cookies by Jane Herriot

Can there be Infinitely Adaptable Blondie-est Cookies? I’m tempted to mash the two recipes together and see what happens.
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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” At iHeartRadio Festival

Miley Cyrus just kicked off an album cycle with her recent single "Midnight Sky," but that hasn't stopped her from popping up seemingly everywhere to cover songs during quarantine whenever someone needs a performance. In the last couple weeks alone, she's covered Billie Eilish and Hall & Oates, and … More »
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Debbie Harry Demonstrates the Punk Pogo Dance for a U.S. Audience (1978)

Each generation takes what it needs from early punk and discards what it doesn't, so that countless subgenres have descended from a small, eccentric collection of punk bands from the late 1970s. The speed and brute simplicity of the Ramones took over in the 80s. The Clash’s strident, reggae-inflected anthems guided much of the 90s. The angular art rock and new wave disco of Television, Talking Heads, and Blondie defined the 2000s. But some things became almost terminally passé, or termin...
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Watch Blondie's Debbie Harry on a pogo stick explaining the punk Pogo dance (1978)

Here's the great Debbie Harry of Blondie explaining the Pogo dance on a 1978 episode of TV Party, the iconic NYC public access cable TV program hosted by Glenn O'Brien and Blondie's Chris Stein. From Wikipedia: In The Filth and the Fury, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious claimed that he invented the pogo sometime around 1976 at punk shows in the early days of London's punk scene. Vicious supposedly invented the dance as a way of mocking people who came to see Sex Pistols' performances, but w...
Tags: Video, Music, London, Wikipedia, Pink Floyd, Dancing, Punk, Syd Barrett, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Tottenham Court Road, Sid, Shane MacGowan, Chris Stein, Sid Vicious, Viv Albertine


Check out this new documentary about HALYX, the forgotten Sci-Fi Rock Band of Disneyland

I had certainly never heard of HALYX, the Star Wars-inspired rock band created by Walt Disney Records in the early 80s. And that's a shame, because this is absolutely my jam. Luckily, there's a new full-length documentary to fill in the gaps for me. Babmie Moe, a former A&R for Walt Disney Records, described the band as "if KISS played in the Star Wars cantina, that would be Halyx," in the 2006 book Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records: Lora's husband Tom was the keyboardist, and...
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 3-10

    Francini Giraldo teaches Samba dance during the 2019 Music Center’s Dance DTLA series. This year, learn elements of the dance from Giraldo in the finale class on Sept. 4 of the Music Center’s Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo by Javier Guillen)     Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Sept. 3-10.   EVENTS   2020 Summer Restaurant dineL.A. Restaurant Week: Participating Los Angeles area restaurants offer prix fixe lunch/dinner, today through Sept. 18. Ask for the ...
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Blondie duo's song rights sold in 'Atomic' deal

Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which lets people invest in popular hits, will get income from their 197 songs.
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Blondie song catalogue sold in 'Atomic' deal

Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which allows people to invest in popular hits, snaps up 197 of the band's songs.
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50 years on, the wild story of ‘Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’ gets told

Rock journalist Jaan Uhelszki laughs as she describes a friend’s skepticism about life and work at Creem magazine during its glory days in the ’70s. “He keeps telling me, ‘All you Creem people romanticize it, you always make it seem like it was much better than it was,’” Uhelszki says. “I say, ‘No, it really was that good.’” With the release of the new documentary “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” on Friday, Aug. 7, Uhelszki — who co-wrote the film with director Scott Crawford and c...
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Hipgnosis Lands Blondie Song Catalog

Veteran manager and recording executive Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd. is adding 197 songs written by Blondie co-founders Debbie Harry and Chris Stein to its $1 billion-plus portfolio. Hipgnosis is acquiring 100% of Harry and Stein’s writers’ shares along with neighboring rights. Hipgnosis Song Fund already controls some 13,000 songs, ranging from Rihanna’s “Umbrellas” to […]
Tags: News, Rihanna, Global, Harry, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Stein, Chris Stein, Hipgnosis, Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd, Hipgnosis Songs


Quarantining Coronavirus through Comics at MSU's Comic Art Collection

by Mike Rhode Like many of us, Michigan State University librarian Randy Scott was sent to work from home when covid-19 began shutting down schools and libraries across the country. To be able to work from home, he had to get creative, since he couldn't take parts of the Comic Art Collection home with him. Scott began clipping comic strips from the Lansing, MI papers that dealt with coronavirus and setting up new subject headings in the collection's Reading Room Index (RRI).When I checked in wit...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Library, Washington Dc, New York Times, Times, Clyde, Blondie, Scott, MSU, Ernest, Michigan State University, Randy, Chris Ware, Ian Gordon, Baldo


Mick Jagger and Lorde urge politicians to get permission for campaign songs

Blondie and Lorde are among artists who want politicians to get permission before using their songs.
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H.R. Giger’s Dark, Surrealist Album Covers: Debbie Harry, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Celtic Frost, Danzig & More

The work of H.R. Giger is immensely powerful. Giger’s amazing cover for Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s album Brain Salad Surgery portrays a Gothic touch that could fit any heavy metal band at any time. —Jimmy Page Swiss artist Hans Rudolf Giger is a genre unto his own, single-handedly inventing the biomechanical horror of the 1980s with his designs for Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien, the film that launched him into international prominence and turned Debbie Harry on to his work. Meeting him the followin...
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