Bigfoot Severed Ankle and Foot unveiled

Posted onJanuary 5, 2017
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Well here is another nut job. Check out the video and decide for yourself. If he has had it since 1953 why reveal it now and not back then???

Country Music Legend Merle Haggard has died

Posted onApril 6, 2016
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Country legend Merle Haggard, often called “the Poet of the Common Man,” whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots and hard-living ways as well as a tenderness that made him a revered songwriter, has died at his home near Redding, Calif. He was 79.

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Haggard along with fellow Bakersfield, Calif., superstar Buck Owens defined the West Coast sound of country music in the 1960s and ’70s.

Emerging from the central California city’s raucous honky-tonky country music scene of the post WWII-era, first recording for the local Tally label and then for Capitol Records, Haggard became a towering figure, producing 38 chart-topping records along with his longtime recording and touring band, the Strangers. Among his biggest hits were the controversial “Okie From Muskogee” — alternately seen as a reactionary Nixon-era anthem or a good-hearted spoof of heartland mores — as well as enduring and much-covered ballads such as “Today I Started Loving You Again,” “If We Make It Through December,” “Sing Me Back Home” and “Hungry Eyes.” His uptempo “drinking” songs such as “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “Swingin’ Doors,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and “Working Man Blues” helped create the prototype of 1960s and ’70s country honky-tonk hits.

Two of his best-regarded albums were tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers (“Same Train, A Different Time,” 1969) and Western swing bandleader Bob Wills (“A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World,” 1970).

Haggard scored with several film and TV hits over the years, most notably penning and singing the eponymous theme song for the 1974 TV series “Movin’ On,” as well as chart-toppers “Barroom Buddies” and “Misery and Gin” for Clint Eastwood’s film “Bronco Billy.” “Mama Tried” was featured in the crime film “Killers Three,” in which Haggard also co-starred.

Haggard was born in Oildale, Calif., to Oklahoma immigrants who migrated west during the Great Depression, and he quite literally grew up in a boxcar, albeit one converted into a home. His father died when Haggard was 9, and in his early life he committed a series of petty crimes, leading to longer and longer incarcerations. But Haggard was also gaining a reputation in the Bakersfield area as a first-rate singer and instrumentalist. Holding his own onstage with his idol, country music great Lefty Frizzell, was an indication of the career ahead of him, once he put crime and punishment behind him.

A botched robbery, however, saw him tried as an adult and sent to San Quentin, where he spent three years. Haggard recalled that seeing Johnny Cash onstage in San Quentin in 1958 was a particular inspiration, and the two men later became close friends and mutual fans.

Once out of prison, Haggard worked blue-collar day jobs and played the rowdy honky-tonks of Bakersfield at night, which led to him cutting several tracks for Tally.

Haggard’s first released song was the minor hit “Skid Row.” A cover of country superstar Wynn Stewart’s “Sing a Sad Song” charted nationally in 1964. The following year he had his first national top-10 record with “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers,” followed in 1966 by his first No. 1 song, “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive.”

Haggard, in a 1999 interview with Variety, described his rise as he moved from local music sensation to national star after signing with Capitol Records: “We had this little label in Bakersfield (Tally) that we were doing pretty good on. About 1964, I think it was, we sold forty-something-thousand records out of our apartment back before the interweb (sic) and all that s—. So Capitol called us and said, ‘Don’t you think it’s time you let us help you?’

“They were also disappointed in everything but the Beatles. There was nothing in the world selling except Beatle music. Every country act in the entire f—ng world had just got fired. And it just so happened that during that really strange Beatlemania I got a goddamn hit.”

The ’60s and ’70s were Haggard’s peak period creatively and professionally. Haggard scored hits for three labels — Capitol, Epic and MCA — before turning to independent label status in the late ’90s. He briefly returned to Capitol (via its Nashville division) in the new millennium, and released a collaborative album with Willie Nelson, “Django and Jimmie,” through Sony Legacy in 2015; the latter set reached No. 1 on the country chart and No. 7 on the pop side.

David Bowie. Another Legend among Legends… .R.I.P.

Posted onJanuary 11, 2016
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db_lomIt’s a sad, day today. We lost another great artist. David Bowie’s music has filled my life since I was a child. The guy was incredible. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke his iconic images will live on. His collaboration with Queen and the song “Under Pressure” is another great memorial song. I remember watching the “Ashes to Ashes” video every Friday night on Friday Night Tracks. Here are some of my favorites…

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Meadowlark Lemon R.I.P.

Posted onDecember 28, 2015
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MeadowlarkHe was the “Harlem Globe Trotters when I was growing up. They just don’t make childhood hero’s like this anymore…

From The Week:

“Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen,” said Wilt Chamberlain, who played with Lemon on the Globetrotters for a year in the late 1950s, before he died in 1999. “People would say it would be Dr. J or even Jordan. For me, it would be Meadowlark Lemon.” You can learn more about the Lemon era of the Globetrotters, and see Lemon in action, in the clip from A&E Biography below. Peter Weber

For More Click here : Meadowlark Lemon

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Vicky Hamilton’s “Appetite For Dysfunction” book Campaign!

Posted onApril 16, 2015
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Day 4 and counting down on my Pubslush campaign…the ONLY place you can get an advance copy of my book or a personalized tour of Hollywood haunts with me as your personal guide. Also check out this story in a new Australian magazine… click here http://teomagblog.com/?p=417 For the book campaign click here https://pubslush.com/project/5491 Again…thanks so much for the love and support. Now I better get back to editing.

Vicky Hamilton

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R.I.P. Joe Cocker…

Posted onDecember 22, 2014
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The Wonder Years will never be the same. He was signed to perform at Woodstock because they thought he was a black soul singer since all they heard was his voice!

From The most hated news source…FOX

 

Joe Cocker dead at 70, report says | Fox News

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Joe Cocker, the singer and songwriter whose hits like “You Are So Beautiful” made him a legendary star, has died, his agent told the BBC. He was 70 years old.Cocker had a career in the music industry that lasted more than 40 years that was filled with top songs like “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

His agent said he died of an undisclosed illness.

Merle Haggard and today’s “Country” music

Posted onAugust 26, 2014
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[hmtad name=”Adsense Unit 2″ align=”floatleft”]Got to hand it to Merle. If anyone “knows” country music it’s him and when he speaks…Well, Nashville should listen.

Here’s a quote from The Legend himself…I couldn’t agree with him more.

 

Haggard furthers that modern country music lacks “substance,” something he’s valued since he got started. “I know these guys, occasionally play shows with them and they’re all good people. But I wonder if that record they’re making is something they can actually do,” the legend says. “Too much boogie boogie wham-bam and not enough substance.”

“It’s all the same musicians, too, probably eight to 10 musicians play on every record you hear,” Haggard adds. “For a musician hearing things that way, you can tell when a certain guitarist is playing. I know more about the musicians than the artists, actually.”

Here’s the link for the rest over at Fox 411

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Paul Stanley’s book excerpts…

Posted onApril 8, 2014
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paulstanleybookPaul has been making the rounds promoting his up coming book “Face the Music”. But in reality, it seems that so far he is attempting to make everyone else he is associated with  “face the music” and not him. He is either setting the record straight on what the other 3 original band members have said or Paul is attempting to throw them all under the bus so to speak. For a band that I literally worshiped growing up I am both disappointed and looking forward to the book warts and all.

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Here are a couple…

“As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews,”

Another website has Paul saying that Peter Criss Didn’t write “Beth”…

“Gene had been very, very vocal about not only dismissing the idea of marriage, but really have a very disrespectful and demeaning attitude towards people who did.” he said. “So for me, it really came down to you don’t belong at my wedding. It would taint it. It would do something, it would be contradictory, and for me, that would be offensive. He understood. Low and behold, he got married, too.”

Even though the Kiss front-man didn’t attend Paul’s wedding, it doesn’t seem to have affected their friendship. The friends even live close to each other. Paul explained, “Gene lives literally 2 minutes down the road. I always tell people that I can see his ego from here. We’ve never gotten along better.”

The book comes out today (April 8th 2014) You can get it at Amazon and other locations including Paul’s website…If you don’t want to buy the $18.00+ book. Go to Paul’s website and buy a busted autographed guitar for $5,500.00 or a used concert mic for $3,000.00! Talk about a marketing genius!!

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Peter can’t write a song, because Peter doesn’t play an instrument,” Stanley told Rolling Stone. “Penridge came up with [sings], ‘Beth, I hear you calling…’ Peter had nothing to do with it. Because if you write one hit song, you should be able to write two. That’s the reality. Devastating? It’s the truth. It was a lifeline that Peter hung on to validate himself, but it wasn’t based on reality.”
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Peter can’t write a song, because Peter doesn’t play an instrument,” Stanley told Rolling Stone. “Penridge came up with [sings], ‘Beth, I hear you calling…’ Peter had nothing to do with it. Because if you write one hit song, you should be able to write two. That’s the reality. Devastating? It’s the truth. It was a lifeline that Peter hung on to validate himself, but it wasn’t based on reality.”
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Know anyone that went to the Cross Roads and made the deal?

Posted onJanuary 8, 2014
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I don’t know anyone personally that has but I am curious if anyone actually has went to the crossroads. If so, will you tell us about it?

If you are not familiar with the term “Crossroads…supposedly its a place in the middle of the road where 2 roads cross and  musicians can go there and make a deal with the devil. You trade soul for fame and flame. I am not superstitious but it does seem major success in the music business almost always carries a huge price on the musician. Any thoughts on this?

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Little Richard retires…

Posted onSeptember 4, 2013
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He is a legend. He stepped out on stage when times where different and he made a difference. Hats off to Little Richard! He even gave Paul McCartney a singing lesson! WHOWWW!

Here is the link:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/little-richard-retiring/

LIBERTY BOWL LOUISVILLE BOISE STATE LITTLE RICHARD

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