The effect of a celebrity death feels like part of our youth has died and with the loss of Lou Reed this week that is very much reflected in the tributes to him. A loss of a little bit of what makes us who we are, the people who helped form how we are now.
After a five-month long trial, jurors in the Jackson v. AEG trial concluded that the concert promoter was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson. Now, the attorney who represented the Jackson family in the case says he is considering all options, including appealing the verdict.
Alison Gold has the internet's worst song "Chinese Food". From the creator's of Rebecca Black's "Friday" song, comes a horrible ode to a young girl's love for Chinese Food.
"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."
Who could have predicted that Conrad Murray, or any doctor, would give Michael Jackson propofol as a sleep aid, a use for which it was never intended? Prior to Murray's manslaughter case few people, other than anesthesiologists, even heard of the powerful drug.
Katherine Jackson testified that her son, Michael Jackson, took care of her every need. He...
Letter after letter, we rolled our way toward M. And M was a cinch, because our younger daughter loved (and still loves) motorcycles. She spied a bright red motorcycle while we were driving underneath the arches of a Roman aqueduct on our way out of Evora. "M is for motorcycle!" she exclaimed. "That's right, sweetie, " I said. "M is for mo-tor-cy-cle."
Kevin Jenkins has titled his debut solo album Step Inside, but he has literally stepped away from the background as a sideman and onto the foreground as lead singer/bassist of his own band.
"Michael Jackson ONE" offers the latest proof that in spite of ongoing attempts to reduce him to a tabloid caricature, the King of Pop beats on against the current in the vitality of his work.
This week's playlist includes music by The Motels, Todd Rundgren, Valerie June, Billy Fury, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.
Fame at an early age also prevented Michael from living a normal - and necessary - childhood, leaving him ill equipped for adulthood. That is why he became fixated in pre-pubescence, forever Peter Pan, forever a lost boy.
George Duke was then Zappa's keyboardist, an integral part of the band: a good looking, sturdily built guy with a most genial manner. He seemed to like me; he'd nod at me and tell me about the "fine doobie" he had, and lead me to his van parked in the alley behind the rehearsal space.
Clearly, our nation can benefit by engaging people of all ages in service to America. We need to make it as easy as ABC to make all generations feel valued and to strengthen our communities.
Who killed rock-n-roll? The question will keep forensic scientists busy until Axl Rose is cloned and does it right this time.
This week's playlist includes music by Kitty Wells, Jack Parnell, Herb Ellis, Buster Brown, Tori Amos, and more.