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October 2015 News

Page updated on October 31, 2015
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Black Friday Record Store Day 2015
from: stevehoffman.tv

I guess it's that time again. Stumbled upon an alleged partial list earlier today.

10” B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone [10''] (2 Bonus Tracks, Picture Sleeve, indie-exclusive) 22

12” Beck - Dreams [12''] (Blue Vinyl, Puffy Sleeve, Embossed Jacket, limited, indie-exclusive) 24

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All hail the Queen of Rockabilly: Wanda Jackson plays Saint Rocke
from: easyreadernews.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable In the last twenty years, the "Queen of Rockabilly," Wanda Jackson, has rightfully been crowned a legend beyond the niche of the rockabilly scene itself. She's headlined major music festivals, such as Stagecoach, and played alongside younger rock artists who appreciate her place in music, such as Jack White.

Jackson, who was born in Maud, Oklahoma in 1937, spent her early childhood in California before returning to Oklahoma for her teenage years. She has fond recollections of California.

"The first places I sang in Southern California was in the early 50s for talent shows mostly," Jackson said in an interview last week. "I won quite a few and the prizes were nice. I've played California more the last 15 to 20 years than I did in the early days."

Jackson was a rocker before women were allowed to rock. She begin her life as a touring musician immediately after graduating high school. Her first tours, in 1956 and 1957, were with Elvis Presley, who she cites as a key influence. In the 1960s, she was recognized as a rockabilly pioneer, and had a string of mainstream hits such as "Fujiyama Mama," "Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine" and "Satin Pillows." Like many of her peers in the rockabilly scene during its fading days in the later 60s and 70s, she dabbled different genres, such as pop, country, and gospel. She won greatest acclaim as a country artist.

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Spiedie Fest was near death, saved by buttons and beer
from: yahoo.com



It's Wednesday, which means tonight I'll tune in to ABC's Nashville to - well, not "hate-watch" it; hate-watching is not my thing, and that's so 2014, y'know? But at this point - now in its fourth season, with some of its lowest ratings to date - Nashville puts a pain in my heart, a feeling that this show has never achieved the rich potential it had, and it makes me sad.

Also, ruthless. I've had it with trying to understand why Nashville has taken some of the twists it has (we finally get Teddy shipped off to prison, yet we still have to visit him there, as he sobs into his frowsy penitentiary-beard?), and trying to help the show justify so many subplots that don't go anywhere.

Here's where I stand, possibly for the duration of what looks like may be Nashville's last season. Important note: Please understand that I am not criticizing the actors, who have all done wonderful work executing the neck-snapping switches in personality all the main stars have had to handle. No, I'm calling out the characters (and by implication, the writing of them) that are simply beyond rescue as dynamic sources of drama.

The two most irritating and narrative-dragging characters are Gunnar and Scarlett. I've had it with this pair's trembly lower lips, their sullen resentment of each other when everyone else, both watching and in the show, knows they are Made For Each Other. The seasons-long romance-delay here has become intolerable.

Juliette is irredeemable. Her mood swings, substance-abuse binges, and pleasure-less partying are by now dull. Having brought a baby into the world, her neglect isn't the heart-tugging anguish Nashville wants it to be - it's just appalling child neglect. Oh, how much better Nashville would have been if it had killed off Juliette last season, just as she was about to ascend to the top of show biz for her supposedly searing portrayal of Patsy Cline. Nashville was, as I've written before, upstaged by the fast, coldly relentless pace of another Wednesday night musical, Empire.

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Guitar hero - JOAN JETT â€" I Hate Myself for Loving You
from: YouTube.com




Spiedie Fest was near death, saved by buttons and beer
from: pressconnects.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable At a time when any pop star with two Top 40 hits is hailed as a legend, Ringo Starr is the genuine article.

Born 75 years ago in the Dingle section of Liverpool, Starr, along with Paul McCartney and the late John Lennon and George Harrison, forever redefined and altered the course of popular music.

Starr's drumming anchored The Beatles at rowdy Hamburg dives and over the screaming din at Shea Stadium. He has fended off crazed fans and battled an army of Blue Meanies.

Some would rest on their laurels, but not Richard Starkey, MBE.

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5 questions for Ringo Starr as The Beatles drummer prepares for Boston, Foxwoods Casino shows
from: masslive.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable At a time when any pop star with two Top 40 hits is hailed as a legend, Ringo Starr is the genuine article.

Born 75 years ago in the Dingle section of Liverpool, Starr, along with Paul McCartney and the late John Lennon and George Harrison, forever redefined and altered the course of popular music.

Starr's drumming anchored The Beatles at rowdy Hamburg dives and over the screaming din at Shea Stadium. He has fended off crazed fans and battled an army of Blue Meanies.

Some would rest on their laurels, but not Richard Starkey, MBE.

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"Miss You Already" by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
from: Sony Music Entertainment




Watch: ‘Jessica Jones' Has a Nightcap in New Promo
from: variety.com



Marvel and Netflix have released another short promo for their next superhero series, "Jessica Jones."

Set in a bar to JOAN JETT's "Bad Reputation," the trailer shows the title character, played by Krysten Ritter, stepping over some barflys that presumably received a beat-down from her. When Ritter's character reaches the bar, it was, unsurprisingly, to take a shot.

"Jessica Jones" follows in the steps of April's "Daredevil" on Netflix. In the partnership struck between the streaming service and Marvel, "Jessica Jones" will be followed by series "Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist" before the heroes from all four comic book series will join forces for "The Defenders."

Along with Ritter, the show also stars David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker and Carrie-Anne Moss as an unnamed ally.

The Netflix original series will debut all 13 of its episodes at 12:01 a.m. PT on Nov. 30

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