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Ride On!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 8, 2010 01:50pm | Post a Comment
do you wanna go party kc and the sunshine bandboatz lpnazareth the fool circle

Free fridays at Santa Anita racetrack start today and continue for the next few months. I highly recommend a trip out to Arcadia to sit in the bleachers and smoke, drink and bet-- or you can just pretend to bet like I often do. Of course, there are "exclusive" box seats and all that, but to me the bleachers make for a much better bit of people watching and a much more relaxing time. Dollar beers, dollar hot dogs and a stunning view of the San Gabriel Mountains make the trek out east a worthy one.

pretty things silk torpedoshalamar big funswimming pool q's world war two point five
the band wagopn fred and adele astaireconjunto san benito alegre
DON EVERLY SUNSET TOWERSa first easter record for children
la rondallita el burrito de belen14 Cañonazos Bailables vol. 19the intruders cowboys to girls
rockingbirds gradually learninganatoli belyaev russkaya karuselsecretariat horse of the century lp

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91007

jerry garica run for the rosesantonio aguilar rancheras inolvidablessam & dave hold on, i'm comin'

AMOEBA MUSIC WEEKLY HIP-HOP ROUND UP: 01:08:10

Posted by Billyjam, January 8, 2010 09:00am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Hollywood Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 12:18:09

BlakRoc

1) BlakRoc Blakroc (V2/Cooperative)

2) Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Interscope)

3) Jay Z Blueprint 3 (Roc Nation/Atlantic)

4) Fashawn Boy Meets World (Loud)

5) Oh No Dr. No's Ethiopium (Stones Throw)

There are a lot of recurring entries on this week's Amoeba hip-hop chart, including the number one release, the self-titled (and excellent) rap/rock hybrid from BlakRoc, and the (#4) impressive debut from Fresno emcee Fashawn; Boy Meets World. Meantime, both Jay Z's Blueprint 3 and Black Eyed Peas's (BEP) The E.N.D., two releases that are four and seven months old respectively, continue to sell well. This is no doubt due to the sheer popularity of these artists combined with the airplay they each garner, especially in the case of BEPs' early June release, which has had a slew of singles getting constant airplay. Released in mid December, "Imma Be" is the current hit single in the US (following "Meet Me Halfway," "I Gotta Feeling"  & "Boom Boom Pow") from this phenomenally popular group, who have racked up close to a combined total of 60 million album & single sales since their 2003 breakout album Elephunk, which was the group's first album to feature Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson.

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This Week At The New Beverly: January 8 - 14

Posted by phil blankenship, January 7, 2010 09:59pm | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly


Friday January 8

Final Night To See These Controversial Classics

Antichrist
2009, Denmark / Germany / France / Sweden, 104 minutes
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/
written & directed by Lars von Trier
starring Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Fest Best Actress Winner Charlotte Gainsbourg

Von Trier, who has always been a provocateur, is driven to confront and shake his audience more than any other serious filmmaker -- even Bunuel and Herzog. - Roger Ebert

As a work of pure visual cinema, Antichrist is a complete masterpiece, one of the most striking films you will ever see, and one that you should see projected if at all possible.
- Devin Faraci, Chud.com

A STRONG ARGUMENT FOR AUTO-TUNE & OTHER STUDIO EFFECTS

Posted by Billyjam, January 7, 2010 01:45pm | Post a Comment
 Is it live? Yes it is. Ke$ha & her crew on The Tonight Show

Ke$ha
Last night's live "performance" by pop sensation of the moment  Ke$ha of her hit "Tik Tok," off her debut album Animal, on Conan O'Brien's show provided a very strong argument for the use of Auto-Tune and other studio effects to help smooth out an otherwise God awful rendition of her current disposable pop single. Compare last night's poor live performance that lacked any studio effects above (right down to the amatuer choreography that wouldn't make it past the first round of American Idol) with the far superior official music video version of the same song below. The difference is like night and day. 

The official video version has racked up over six million YouTube views since it was posted a couple of months ago with the digital single selling over half a million copies just last week. It showcases the studio version of this song for what it is: a really good, rap-fused dance/pop tune with a memorable melody. But taken out of the studio setting, sans effects, it just doesn't translate, and, to me, proves that some artists shouldn't venture out of the security of the studio and its effects until they are ready, if at all.


Ke$ha "Tik Tok" official video version

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2009

Posted by Whitmore, January 7, 2010 11:58am | Post a Comment
2009 word of the year
The 2009 Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year choice is based on actual searches on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Online Thesaurus. (And is a very different selection from Part One's New Oxford American Dictionary.) Last September, just a few days after South Carolina’s Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst of “you lie” during President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress, this winning word exploded to the top of the charts like a bloated belly on a dead frog on a hot blacktop parking lot of a Walmart in August.
 
The 2009 Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year  ... drum roll please:
 
Admonish (transitive verb), “to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner.”
 
In response to one of the year’s many contentious moments of buffalodung, the U.S. House of Representatives announced plans to “admonish” Rep. Wilson and his teabagging Tourettes. Somehow the word was understood to be a technical or even an official term, and kept on popping up in media coverage like a shiny new, three-dimensional special effect.
 
Filling out rest of the Top Ten Search List for their definitions in Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary:joe wilson you lie
 
2-emaciated
3-empathy
4-furlough
5-inaugurate
6-nugatory
7-pandemic
8-philanderer
9-repose
10-rogue
 
Merriam-Webster's has been selecting words annually since 2003:
 
2008’s word was Bailout - “A rescue from financial distress.” 
2007: W00t - “Expression of joy or triumph, or an obvious victory; abbreviation of 'We Owned the Other Team,' originating from computer-gaming subculture.”
2006: Truthiness - “Truth that comes from the gut, not books.” Popularized by Stephen Colbert; selected as Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster's online users.
2005: Integrity - “Firm adherence to a code; incorruptibility.”
2004: Blog - “A Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer, short for Weblog.”
2003: Democracy - perhaps a dull word, but every bit as essential as it is dull.

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