The Beatles had their first recording sessions as his backup band during their formative Hamburg phase. He has died at age 72: In the spring of 1961, the German producer and composer Bert Kaempfert offered recording contracts to both Mr. Sheridan and the Beatles, with the intention of using the Beatles as Mr. Sheridan’s backup band, but with [...]
Katy Perry displayed her ginormous silicone implants. “Write what you know” is always good advice, and two things I definitely know are awards shows and cleavage. Back in the day, it was regularly my duty as an assistant national editor working the late-night desk at The Washington Times to compile (in a format known as [...]
by Smitty @dustbury “Find her binder / Sneak up behind her / Rap like a Romney ’til ya finally unwind her. . .” youtube.com/watch?v=GRGrkH… — Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) October 17, 2012
While we were at Mitt Romney’s rally in Toledo last week, I remarked to Ali Akbar that the warm-up music for the Republican’s events includes some country-rock songs that aren’t quite what you’d usually associate with GOP family values, for example Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)“: Get up on the hood of my [...]
Two words: HI-LARIOUS!
by Smitty Unrelated: @momus1978 Hey, it looks like Neal is now Tweeting as “Brenda Kahn”? — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 12, 2012 RT @smitty_one_each: @rsmccain Didn’t you play live at Brendakhan? youtu.be/HBQ9dm7zaQU | Ohhh man…that was bad. — Bob Belvedere (@BobBelvedere) September 12, 2012
by Smitty I really don’t get much out of hip-hop. But even the non-aficionado can appreciate this, and you may know some hipsters who are best reached through material like this: The artist has apparently fallen on harder times than most, via email from Chris Cassone: Hi Caliber (Cal) needs a lift. We met when [...]
– by Wombat-socho Back in February, Smitty mentioned that Kevin J. Anderson would be writing a novel to accompany the new Rush* album Clockwork Angels. Well, thanks to a librarian friend, I got hold of an advance reader copy. It’s not bad. It’s an odd little book, much less Randian than I would have thought [...]
by Smitty 2008: “It’s so easy, easy, when everybody’s trying to please me. . .” 2012: “Funny how everything was roses when we held onto the guns. . .”
by Smitty An item in the blogs yesterday talked about snooty eating. After viewing a few organic foods, comfort foods, or control foods, participants who were exposed to organic foods volunteered significantly less time to help a needy stranger, and they judged moral transgressions significantly harsher than those who viewed nonorganic foods. These results suggest [...]
by Smitty This is a solid piece, reminiscent of Moby. Sorry about the ‘none more black video’:You can get a full EP on iTunes now, before these guys are bigger than Nine Inch Nails. Hopefully they never achieve the full diaper wail of Trent Reznor. And that, Mr. Sheppard, is how you pimp some product.
by Smitty via Althouse Incidentally, one of Santana’s signature hits, Oye Como Va is actually a Tito Puente cover.keep looking »