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by / on December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Rachel Hockett - Articles

Newtown

No matter how I try to approach something meaningful to say, it falls short. I must confess to being extremely overwhelmed by the barrage of memes, points of view, pontification, heated opinions, heartbreaking images, and politics of it all. It’s just so many words, not one of which can force the clock back and save those twenty little children and […]

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm / in Country, Culture, Entertainment, Government, Movie/film reviews, Music / Bands, Politics, Society, Sports, Theater

É o jeitinho brasileiro

… in a nutshell, Brazil, and virtually every other country in Latin America, is a thriving, living, breathing community steeped in natural and social beauty, with an irrepressible spirit and admirable strength of will and determination to be the masters of their own destiny.

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by / on April 30, 2012 at 7:59 am / in Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Media, Music / Bands

HollyMae’s Tune Of The Day

I am aiming to choose my music tracks from all across the board; films, radio, tv (mostly sci fi), computer games and god help me, even the Eurovision Song Contest.

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Music / Bands

OutKast — ATLiens

ATLiens is the second studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released August 27, 1996 on LaFace Records in the United States. Its title is a portmanteau of “ATL” (an abbreviation of Atlanta, Georgia) and “aliens”. The album was very well received by music critics upon its release, and it has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm / in Music / Bands

Foo Fighters – Everlong

“Everlong” was written against the background of the break-up of Dave Grohl’s first marriage to photographer Jennifer Youngblood. Having returned home to Virginia for Christmas 1996, Grohl turned the initial riff into a complete song and wrote the lyrics after falling for a new woman, “That song’s about a girl that I’d fallen in love with and it was basically […]

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm / in Entertainment, Music / Bands

George Michael — Too Funky

“Lyrically, the song is a basic, animalistic plea for sexual activity. It features a clip from The Graduate; Anne Bancroft‘s line of “Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you’re trying to tell me?” is repeated during the final crescendo. The song then ends with a sample (“Will you stop playing with that radio of yours. I’m trying to get to […]

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by / on March 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm / in Entertainment, Music / Bands

Crash Test Dummies — Mmmm Mmm Mmmmm

Each verse describes the isolation and suffering of a child, two of whom have a physical abnormality; a boy whose hair has prematurely whitened from shock and a girl covered in birthmarks. The third child is a boy whose parents take him with them to their church, where they ‘shake and lurch’ on the floor. His situation is said to be […]

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by / on March 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm / in Entertainment, Music / Bands

Snow (Hey oh) — Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Snow (Hey Oh)” is a song from the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Grammy–winner 2006 double album, Stadium Arcadium. The song was released as the follow-up single to “Tell Me Baby” on November 20, 2006 and became the band’s third straight number one hit on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, a spot it held for five straight weeks. The single was their 11th […]

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by / on February 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm / in Entertainment, Music / Bands

Tom’s Diner — Suzanne Vega

“Tom’s Diner” is an a Capella pop song written in 1981by American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. It was first released as a track on the January 1984 issue of Fast Folk Musical Magazine. The “Tom’s Diner” of the song is Tom’s Restaurant in New York City, which was later fictionalized as Monk’s Cafe in Seinfeld. The song is written as a simple first person vignette of someone stopping at a diner for a cup […]

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by / on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 am / in Entertainment, Movie/film reviews

Skid Row; 18 and Life

“The song was written by guitarist Dave Sabo after he read a newspaper article about an 18 year old named Ricky who was sentenced to life imprisonment for accidentally shooting his friend. “18 and Life” is the second single from Skid Row’s 1989 eponymous debut album. The song was to be the band’s biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the […]

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