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Papa don’t take no mess – A Look into the Soul of James Brown

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Papa don’t take no mess

Papa don't take no mess
Papa don’t take no mess

From Wikipedia:
“Papa Don’t Take No Mess” is a funk song performed by James Brown. An edited version of the song released as a two-part single in 1974 was Brown’s final number one R&B hit and peaked at number thirty-one on the Hot 100.[1][2] The full-length version, nearly 14 minutes long, appeared on the double album Hell.” Read more…


.I was looking for something else and I found this, wow… Sneak a peek at the true character of The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness, as he was called in life. (James Brown passed away on December 25, 2006, after a weeklong battle with pneumonia. He was 73 years old. James Brown is unquestionably one of the most influential musical pioneers of the last half-century.)

There’s an ongoing piano solo by the man himself weaving through the last part (around 6:18) of the song. It’s a window into his soul if you will; It’s totally abstract: sometimes atonal, sometimes nonsensical, sometimes automatistic, always out of the box and always good. He’s much more playful than I ever thought he’d be, it’s crazy good. I recommend earphones…

I’m not certain what it means, I’m not an expert in Jive Culture, but I’m pretty sure it means that Papa won’t take crap off of anyone.


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Panettone French Toast

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Originally posted December, 14, 2009/December 23, 2011
/Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:00 Some new text has been added.
Fourth posting December 14-23, 2014
Fifth posting December 5, 2016

Preparing Panettone for Italian French Toast
Preparing Panettone for “Italian French Toast”
photo LasVegasBuffetClub

When the Christmas season rolls around one sees so many of those red and gold boxes in the food stores, it’s the Italian Christmas-bread, Panettone.

I doubt that it’s a coincidence that this regal loaf is shaped like a crown and embedded with jewel-like bits of fruit. Continue reading

Check out our Celebrity Visitors to Graceland photo gallery!

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Entrance to the Mansion. Your first stop inside Graceland ...
Entrance to the Mansion. Your first stop inside Graceland …

From Graceland
This post is from graceland.com

Celebrity Visitors

For many years, from the time Graceland opened to the public on June 7, 1982, the tour guide staff informally kept a list of the celebrities who visited. We’ve missed a few names along the way and, unfortunately, we did not always keep track of the dates. Once we created this feature for the web site, record-keeping of celebrity visits became a bit more formalized. Our list is updated continually as more celebrities visit and we continue to add names we missed from years past whenever someone recalls one. If you know of someone we missed and, please do let us know and we’ll add the name if we can document the visit. In all the hubbub around here, word sometimes doesn’t get to the web staff to post. E-mails from fans to help out are always appreciated.

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Latest Additions:

December 16, 2015: Actors Dolph Lundgren and James Chalke; November 29, 2015: Comedian Craig Ferguson; November 5, 2015: British actress Lily Collins; October 28, 2015: American soul/rock band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds; October 19, 2015: Authors Jonathan and Faye Kellerman; October 13, 2015: Rick Hall, legendary music producer, songwriter and owner of FAME Studios; October 9, 2015: English indie rock band alt-J; October 7, 2015: Rock artist Glenn Danzig; September 11, 2015: British singer Nathan Sykes; September 7, 2015: Actor Tommy Ford; September 1, 2015: “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro and his family; August 30, 2015: Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian; August 29, 2015: Plain White T’s, American alternative rock band; July 31, 2015: Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers,” and pop band R5; June 17, 2015: American actress Grace Kaufman; June 6, 2015: Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller; May 15, 2015: Tom Green; May 4, 2015: Rock band Kaiser Chiefs; May 3, 2015: singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Hozier; May 2, 2015: American singer-songwriter John Fogerty; April 30, 2015: American rock star Marilyn Manson; April 1, 2015: Sarah McLachlan; February 4, 2015: Randy Travis.

CELEBRITY VISITORS FROM 1982 TO PRESENT Read more and see the list…


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UNPOPULAR OPINION: THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IS A SCAM

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Forward by W Carbone, LasVegasBuffetClub.com

The following article is interesting, however the author – since he’s writing about rock & roll – takes the approach that he’s above it all, speaking down to us from his high-horse of being a rock and roll journalist, loading the article with the mandatory “sh–” and “fuc—-,” so juvenile. This is a warning, you may be offended.

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LAWeekly.com
BY NICHOLAS PELL
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

It's like the Louvre, but awful. -Derek Jensen
It’s like the Louvre, but awful. -Derek Jensen

It never fails. I write something, someone doesn’t like it, and they feel the need to seek me out and tell me about it. It’s never really surprising, even if I don’t understand it. I can barely muster the energy to tell people I know personally how much I disagree with them. When I do, I almost always regret it. My recent Green Day screed touched a nerve, as my screeds tend to do. One of the most bizarre and common objections to my dislike of Green Day is that Green Day are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Let me explain it like you’re 5: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a scam. It’s not Cooperstown with guitars. The expert committee that “inducts” people is thinking about how to get tourist dollars into Cleveland, not how to preserve a legacy of one of America’s finest home-grown art forms. Don’t believe me? Ask Gene Simmons. If you think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is any measure of how good a band is, you seriously don’t know shit about anything. Continue reading

Chris Rea | Girl In A Sports Car

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Chris Rea, Girl In A Sports Car
Chris Rea, Girl In A Sports Car

‘La Passione’ by Chris Rea. The deluxe Artist’s Edition, featuring 2 CD/DVD & 72 page book. Released 6th November.

This is a new release of Chris Rea’s music circa 1990s. Girl in a Sports Car is a boy’s fantasy about sports cars and beautiful ladies. Beautiful music.

La Passione is a British 1996 drama film written and produced by Chris Rea, directed by John B. Hobbs, and starring Sean Gallagher, Paul Shane and Shirley Bassey. The film premiered on 14 November 1996 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features a cameo appearance by Rea, as well the same-titled soundtrack also composed by him.

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Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuo2PsQcuc

Nevada’s Bunny Ranch brothel seeking paid ‘quality’ control testers

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COURTESY OF MOONLITE BUNNY RANCH
COURTESY OF MOONLITE BUNNY RANCH

BY NINA GOLGOWSKI – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:17 PM

Think you know great sex?

Nevada’s famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is on the prowl for official “quality” control testers who not only get paid to have sex with their prostitutes but to then evaluate their performance.

“I’m looking for someone who’s fun, has some personality and wants to have a good time,” Dennis Hof, whose seven brothels make up 40% of North America’s legal bordellos and starred in the hit HBO series “Cathouse,” told the Daily News.

The ideal candidate must have “stamina” as well, he added.

“Are they going to be able to perform? Because it’s work. Not everyone is a Ron Jeremy,” he said while mentioning the legendary porn star who touts himself as “the Hardest Man in Showbiz.”

Ranch spokesman Marc Medoff also stressed their “secret shopers”[sic] as needing to be experienced, educated, and “well rounded.”

“Obviously a very young person or a person who has not traveled or been around would not be ideal,” he said. “We want somebody who gives us a true, honest, worldly perspective.”

That includes female applicants.

“We’d love to have a woman or two,” he said. “Even couples to be honest with you. A lot of our customers are couples.” read more

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Joni Mitchell, 71, treated in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home

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Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell

dailymail.co.uk
By MAIL ONLINE REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 19:57 EST, 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 22:28 EST, 31 March 2015

Joni Mitchell, 71, treated in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home

Mar 31: Joni hospitalized
Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know.

Mar 31: UPDATE 9:57pm PDT
Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.
Joni Mitchell, 71, treated in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home.
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The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan’s new album

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latimes.com
By GUSTAVO TURNER

A rare Los Angeles Times photo of Frank Sinatra in 1947
A rare Los Angeles Times photo of Frank Sinatra in 1947, leaving a Beverly Hills courthouse after charges against him for allegedly slugging columnist Lee Mortimer were dismissed. (Dick Oliver / Los Angeles Times)

Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, “Shadows in the Night,” a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters.

But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there’s one thing Bob Dylan does not want you to call it: his “Sinatra covers album.”

These are old songs, written between the early 1920s and the early 1960s, some of which have become bona fide jazz standards (“Autumn Leaves”), others of which were minor hits when they were first recorded (“Full Moon and Empty Arms”), and there’s even the odd gem (“Stay With Me”) that has been overlooked by audiences since its first appearance on an obscure single.

All these songs have one thing in common: They were recorded by Frank Sinatra at some point (in some cases, several points) in his career.

“I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way,” Dylan said in a statement last December. “They’ve been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.” Read more…

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