We've had a lot of posts about Bohemian Rhapsody, but this is worth one more listen. Richie Castellano has put together a one man show, split screen version of Queen's hit, and nails it! posted by HuronBob at 7:36 PM PST - 45 comments
Benny Anderssons Orkester has been creating their own special blend of pop, big band jazz and Swedish folk music for over a decade now. See them in a delightful 2-hour concert recorded last summer courtesy of SVT Play. Part 1 [59m, expires Feb 7], Part 2 [59m, expires Feb 14] [more inside] posted by hippybear at 7:15 PM PST - 8 comments
Former Black Panther patches together purpose in Africa exile. 'Most of O'Neal's big dreams have faded over the years, or come to feel silly. Like beating the 42-year-old federal gun charges that caused him to flee the United States. Like the global socialist revolution that he was supposed to help lead. Like returning home to the streets of his Midwestern childhood. Like winning citizenship in his adopted African country, and the prize that's eluded him on two continents: the feeling of belonging somewhere.' [more inside] posted by VikingSword at 4:46 PM PST - 11 comments
The great pianist-arranger-composer Clare Fischer has died. Besides being a mean pianist who even Herbie Hancock called a huge influence, very few could claim the achievements of this man, who worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, the Hi-Los and other jazzmen to Prince, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Paul McCartney, Prince, and so many more. posted by Seekerofsplendor at 4:22 PM PST - 9 comments
Incident reports from police departments can be boring, staid affairs. Not so with those from University of Texas at Austin.
This week's highlights include a budding horticulturist with a marijuana growing habit, a non-alcoholic student with catlike reflexes and a man who enjoys singing in trees.
Via TM Daily Post. posted by Leezie at 11:00 AM PST - 22 comments