Monday, April 29, 2013

Sex Ed Melting Dying Country Stars Blowing Up at the Prom

From the Fed, a New Chill to Banks From Abroad

Massacre in Nigeria Spurs Outcry Over Military Tactics

Wikipedia’s shame

O’Connor: Maybe SCOTUS shouldn’t have ruled on Bush v. Gore

Can we record our inner monologues?

“Out of Order”: Why SCOTUS matters

Repeal the sequester, already!

Does painting still matter?

All you need to know about #nerdprom — in 10 tweets

Indian suspended from a zip wire to ponytail has died 

Sherpas Attack Climbers 

First-Graders Shown Explicit Sex-Ed Book

Land O' Lakes: Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

George Jones public funeral to be held in Nashville

Deadly bombings strike across Iraq

US school holds first integrated prom

How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments

Today's Video Lose Yourself - Eminem

The song was largely written during the filming of 8 Mile, including several elements written entirely on set by Eminem. The song largely plays to the themes of the film, as it is largely based around, and written from the viewpoint of, the character of Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr., the role taken on by Eminem in the film, and the events of the film itself.

The song earned Eminem five Grammy nominations at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004 and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2002, making it the first ever rap song to have received this accolade.

According to studio engineer Steven King, who spoke to Rolling Stone magazine, Eminem recorded the song in a portable studio on the set while he was on a break from shooting, recording all three verses in one take. The sheet on which he wrote the song appears in 8 Mile in a scene where his character is writing while riding the bus. -wiki

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sick Mice and Pickpockets

Owen King’s sparkling debut

Grimes: I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living

Really Kind of a Pretty Good Idea

Diseased Mice Released Into The Wild

Earth's core far hotter than thought

How to Pick a Pocket

Economy Picked Up In First Quarter: Grew At 2.5 Percent Pace

Today's Video: "Cleanin' Out My Closet" is a song by American rapper Eminem released in 2002 from his third studio album, The Eminem Show and was the second single released off the album following "Without Me". However, unlike the preceding single which was as his humorous Slim Shady persona, "Cleanin' Out My Closet" was a serious song based on his childhood and relationships. It became the second top-ten single from the album, reaching #4 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, and one of the highest-charting singles of his career. The song did not reach #1 on any foreign charts, but was certified Platinum in Australia.

It was also used in the initial theatrical trailer to Eminem's film, 8 Mile released in November of that year. -wiki

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dark Lightning and Lady Gaga

Appeals Court Ruling Favors Richard Prince in Copyright Case

First Bush Library Quietly Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary

Astronomers solve mystery of water on Jupiter

Is income inequality beyond fixing?

Dark Lightning Linked to its Luminous Twin

Possible Fed Successor Has Admirers and Foes

Brazil judge orders Facebook memorial page removed

First Western War In Afghanistan Was An 'Imperial Disaster'

Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine

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Today's Videos

Eminem - Without Me

The song was Eminem's return after the successful The Marshall Mathers LP, intended as a sequel to "The Real Slim Shady" and essentially saying that he is back to save the world. It also refers to Eminem's role in the music industry and his cultural effects.

The song mocks a number of Eminem's critics, including then-Vice-President Dick Cheney (including his recurring heart problems) and his wife Lynne, the FCC and MTV, Chris Kirkpatrick,[1][2] Limp Bizkit[2] and Moby. It also lampoons comparisons of him to Elvis Presley as a white man succeeding commercially in a predominantly black art form. A line also attacks his own mother for the lawsuit she filed for the lyrics of his debut single "My Name Is".

The opening lyric "Two trailer park girls go round the outside" is based on the single "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren, while the introduction — "Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks" — is sampled from Obie Trice's own track "Rap Name".

Some of the lyrics are altered on the clean version, such as "This is about to get heavy" replaced "This shit's about to get heavy". Also, "Fuck that, cum on your lips, and some on your tits" is changed to "Jump back, jiggle your hips and wiggle a bit". The censored version also replaces "fag" with "Stan" when referring to Moby, a reference to the popular track from The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). -wiki

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kim Gordon and the Brain: Consume the News!

Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4,500 Years Ago

Judging Amazon’s comedy pilots

World’s first permanent ABBA museum to open in Sweden

Kim Gordon Sounds Off

“How can the brain understand itself?”

James Buchanan: Why is he considered America’s worst president?

Entropy law linked to intelligence, say researchers

For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right 'Bride Price'

Today's Videos:
Eminem "The Way I Am" From the perspective of traditional poetic theory, almost the entire song, excluding the chorus, can be described as being written in anapestic tetrameter. However, though this poetic label accurately describes the short-short-long pattern that dominates Eminem's flow in this song, it fails to capture the musical rhythm of his delivery, which in Rap is more significant. Eminem delivers his short-short-long "anapestic" rhythm in a highly syncopated manner which is completely off the beat: he rests on the beat itself, 1,2,3,4, and delivers his words on the other 16th notes (e & a), accenting the last 16th note, the same place where the kick drum hits. This highly syncopated rhythm gives this piece much of its dramatic tension and is identical to the rhythm of the piano accompaniment. The chorus adapts lines from the song "As the Rhyme Goes On" from Eric B. and Rakim's debut album Paid in Full in which Rakim raps, "I'm the R, the A, to the K, I M--if I wasn't, then why would I say I am?" -wiki

Eminem & Dido - Stan

This song is inspired by the death of Eminem's uncle Ronnie, who took his own life in 1991.

On Shade 45 (Eminem's radio station), Em explained that there was originally going to be another verse where Stan survived and went to kill Eminem. Em then tried to kill him in self-defense and put him in the hospital. After three weeks of being in there he came to kill Em one last time and Em blew Stan's head off.

"Stan" has entered into the lexicon as a term for an overly-obsessed fan of someone or something.-wiki

Monday, April 22, 2013

From The Ridiculous To The Divinyls

‘Macbeth,’ With Alan Cumming at the Barrymore Theater

Brand New Anchor’s First Words On KFYR: ‘F-ckin’ Shit!’

U.S. Box Office Heroes Proving Mortal in China

No Bunker-Buster Bomb in Israel’s U.S. Arms Deal

Krugman Activate! 

Beet Greens and Rice Gratin

Restyled as Real Estate Trusts, Varied Businesses Avoid Taxes

These 6 States Tax the Poor the Hardest

Murdoch’s horribly irresponsible tabloid is doomed

“Cooked”: Michael Pollan takes kitchen duty

Serbia to approve Kosovo reconciliation deal

Half Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

Meet the grad student who upended the GOP

Loophole in Spooky Quantum Entanglement Theory Closed

The story of how the tin can nearly wasn't

Horsehead Nebula: Herschel telescope images astronomical classic

Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies

Today's Videos

 "My Name Is" by Eminem "My Name Is" is a song by Eminem released in 1999. It is the debut single overall from his major label debut album, The Slim Shady LP. The song was ranked at #26 on "VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's". "My Name Is" also was ranked #6 on Q Magazine's "1001 Best Songs Ever". Debuting on January 21, 1999, the My Name Is music video eventually reached the #1 position on MTV's Total Request Live (TRL), making Eminem the first rapper to reach the top spot.

Producer Dr. Dre wanted to use a sample of Labi Siffre's "I Got The ..." for the rhythm track; as revealed in the sleeve notes of the re-mastered CD of the source album, Remember My Song, Siffre, who is openly gay, stated, "attacking two of the usual scapegoats, women and gays, is lazy writing. If you want to do battle, attack the aggressors not the victims." Eminem made lyric changes and Siffre cleared the sample.

During the time the song was released, Eminem and Insane Clown Posse were having a "rap feud". After the release of this song, Insane Clown Posse parodied this song with a song called "Slim Anus".

Before the Slim Shady LP was released, an uncensored version was available on the Internet. The original lyrics on the dirty version of the song were: "Extra-terrestrial, killing pedestrians, raping lesbians while they're screaming Lets Just Be Friends." The version on the CD was changed to "Extra-terrestrial, running over pedestrians, in a space ship, while they're screaming at me Lets Just be Friends."

There's also a line that was changed from "My English teacher wanted to have sex in junior high, the only problem was, my English teacher was a guy" to "My English Teacher wanted to flunk me in Jr high. Thanks a lot, next semester I'll be 35." -Wiki

Eminem  "Guilty Conscience" is a song by rap artist Eminem featuring his mentor, Dr. Dre. It was released as the third and final single from his 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP.
"Guilty Conscience" features a duel between the two rappers playing the roles of good and evil in someone's head in the manner of a medieval morality play, i.e., the angel and devil on a person's shoulders competing for possession of the person's soul. Dr. Dre is the angel; Slim Shady is the devil.- Wiki

Divinyls - I Touch Myself



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Friday, April 19, 2013

From infinite to slim

Today's video:

Eminem - Role Model

The disappointment of Infinite inspired Eminem to create the alter ego Slim Shady: "Boom, the name hit me, and right away I thought of all these words to rhyme with it". Slim Shady served as Eminem's vent for his frustrations, and in the spring of 1997, he recorded the eight-song extended play The Slim Shady EP. During this time, Eminem and his girlfriend Kim Scott lived in a high-crime neighborhood with their newborn daughter Hailie, where their house was burglarized numerous times. After being evicted from his home, Eminem traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the Rap Olympics, an annual nationwide rap battle competition. He placed second, and the staff at Interscope Records who attended the Rap Olympics sent a copy of The Slim Shady EP to company CEO Jimmy Iovine. Iovine played the tape for record producer Dr. Dre, founder of Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre recalled, "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played this, I said, 'Find him. Now.'" Eminem and Dr. Dre subsequently began work on his major label debut album.--Wiki