Thursday, March 31, 2016

Because There Is Never Enough Whiskey...

My Guitar Wants Some Whiskey
Kiefer Sutherland
Leave it to Kiefer Sutherland to come out with a song about whiskey, it seems so right.

Check out it and the video below.

Kiefer Sutherland opens his songwriting notebook and premieres the pedal-steeled, country/Americana-tinged “Not Enough Whiskey” video on Rolling Stone Country Monday. “Not Enough Whiskey,” available April 1 on iTunes, is the debut track from Sutherland’s upcoming Down In A Hole album set for release this summer. Sutherland will also appear as a presenter during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™ Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on CBS.
Sutherland, who co-wrote every track on the upcoming 11-track album Down In A Hole with producer Jude Cole, including “Not Enough Whiskey,” embarks on a nationwide 32-date tour April 14. See tour dates below.
“This record is the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on,” Sutherland said of the 11-track album. A track listing and release date will be announced soon.
Sutherland, known for his starring role on the Fox series "24," also starred in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken’ and the upcoming ABC series “Designated Survivor.”
Keep up with Sutherland on the road by visiting or connect with Sutherland by following him on Twitter and Facebook.

April 14 Milwaukee, Wis. - Shank Hall
April 15 Madison, Wis. - Majestic
April 16 Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Pyramid Scheme
April 18 Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Ark
April 19 Cleveland, Ohio - Grog Shop
April 20 Pittsburgh, Pa. - Hard Rock Cafe
April 22 Huntington, W. Va. - V Club
April 23 Cincinnati, Ohio - Ballroom at the Taft
April 24 Indianapolis, Ind. - Vogue
April 26 Columbus, Ohio - A&R Music Bar
April 28 Asheville, N.C - Orange Peel
April 29 Knoxville, Tenn. - The International
April 30 Birmingham, Ala. - WorkPlay
May 01 Chattanooga, Tenn. - Revelry Room
May 03 Macon, Ga. - Cox Capitol Theatre
May 04 Charlotte, N.C. - Visulite Theatre
May 06 Raleigh, N.C. - Lincoln Theatre
May 07 Norfolk, Va. - Attuck
May 08 Richmond, Va. - Capital Ale House
May 09 Annapolis, Md. - Ram’s Head Tavern
May 11 Wilmington, Del. - World Cafe Live
May 12 Teaneck, N.J. - Mexicali Live
May 14 Pawling, N.Y. - Daryl’s House
May 15 Ithaca, N.Y. - The Dock
May 16 Buffalo, N.Y. - Iron Works
May 19 Northampton, Mass. - Iron Horse
May 20 Boston, Mass. - Brighton Music Hall
May 21 Providence, R.I. - The Met
May 24 Asbury Park, N.J. - Stone Pony
May 25 Long Island, N.Y. - Founders Room
May 26 Sellersville, Pa. - Sellersville Theater
May 28 Amagansett, N.Y. - Stephen Talkhous

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Trusssst In Meeee...Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson & Her Alter Ego, Kaa
The Jungle Book
Normally I don't get too juiced about re-dos of movies. Especially one of my favorites, of which Disney's animated version of The Jungle Book happens to be. This being said I am looking forward to the arrival of the "live action" version of it swinging into theaters this April 15th. The preview looks amazing!

Although I am not quite sure why it is being called "live action" as the only character who is not CGI is Neel Sethi as Mowgli the man cub. Oh well.

One of the things that literally hypnotizes me and Mowgli in the preview is images of Kaa the snake with a spot on vocal performance by Scarlett Johansson. This is one python that could definitely cast a spell on anyone and make them submit to their will.

It sends a chill up my spine when Scarlett hisses: "Trussst in meeee"

Proving that old adage about a "snake in the grass."

Don't say I didn't warn you!!! 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Janis Joplin Rules!

-Guy Lodge, Variety

                                                 -Stephen Holden, New York Times (Critics' Pick)
This is going to date of my first cassette tapes was Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits. Which of course lead to Pearl and others. They don't make em' like they used to. I mean the rock stars, not the cassette tapes.

The critically acclaimed, box office smash Janis: Little Girl Blue is coming to DVD on May 6th viaBrooklyn-based film and TV distributor FilmRise. MVD Entertainment Group will distribute the film with exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features.
Directed and written by Academy Award®-nominated documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil," "West of Memphis") and produced by Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Going Clear"), Janis: Little Girl Blue is an intimate portrait of the iconic but troubled rock 'n' roll singer Janis Joplin. FilmRise released the film in theaters in Fall 2015 to rave reviews, and it wowed audiences in over 100 cities across the country with electrifying archival footage, exclusive interviews with friends and family, and rare personal letters from the iconic rocker herself. The film features musicians Pink, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Juliette Lewis, and Bob Weir, TV presenter Dick Cavett, producer Clive Davis, counterculture filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, and more.

The DVD will include bonus features such as an a capella performance from Janis's first band, Big Brother and the Holding Company; footage from Janis's posthumous Walk of Fame ceremony; a fascinating look at Janis's early venues, The Avalon and the Fillmore; and a rare interview with Chan Marshall aka Cat Power, who narrates Janis's letters in the film.
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her untimely death in 1970 at age 27. Janis: Little Girl Blue examines her story in-depth for the first time on film, presenting an insightful look at this complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist with rare personal and performance footage and interviews with friends and family. The Joplin family provided unfettered access to their vaults for the first time, through which Berg unearthed previously unreleased letters, photos, audio and footage of Joplin. The singer's own words tell much of her story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, never before seen by the public (read by Cat Power). Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.
Janis: Little Girl Blue premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, and screened at the Toronto and London Film Festivals, as well as the prestigious DOC NYC. The film opened in theaters in November 2015.

Pre-order now at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bieber Booty Monday

Justin Bieber
Want to See My Booty?

"Big, big booty, What you got a big booty" - Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea 

Female celebrities have been extolling the virtues of their big, round, bubble booties for quite sometime now.

I guess it's not really a guy thing? Well luckily Justin Bieber has taken one for the male team and has posted numerous photos of his hot bubble butt online.

Why shouldn't he? It's real and it's spectacular! 

Think whatever you will about him as a person, you can not deny that Bieber has one fine ass!!!

Recently Justin was shot by John Shahidi on a camping trip standing naked by a lake his full bare backside on display. Which Bieber then posted on his Instagram, of course. 

Justin has no reason to say Sorry for this sexy shot. Keep them coming Biebs your fans, and people who simply like looking at a beautiful butt thank you.

It's Bieber Booty Time!

Bieber Booty

Bet you want to follow Justin on Instagram now...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Confession: Gwen Stefani On Sexuality

Be Like Gwen 

With a new album out This Is What The Truth Feels Like Mama Gwen Stefani is making a bold confession about sexuality.

"I would be blessed with a gay son," she told Pride Source. "You know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job."

Can I get an "Amen?" Can you believe she actually drew criticism for letting her sons paint their nails?! Seriously everyone get a fucking life! If you focused your concern on what you were doing, instead of tearing apart others the world would be a better place. 

Let's spread love and acceptance, rather than hate and fear. If we did imagine the possibilities it would create in the world?

Whatever Easter Sunday means to you, why not try following Gwen or someone like her as an example?

Make it the day you reflect on yourself and actually think about how you can be a better person and treat your fellow man with more compassion. The world is an inclusive place. Start living in it rather than fighting it.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cyndi Lauper's De"tour"

Rhinestone Cowgirl, Cyndi Lauper
Photo: Chapman Baehler


Lauper's 27-City Tour Includes May-July Dates

Detour Tour, say that three times fast. Do it, and do it now!

Music icon Cyndi Lauper will take a southern DETOUR across the U.S. and Europe during her 2016 tour as the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter promotes her upcoming country record (tour dates below). DETOURavailable May 6, includes her signature spin on a dozen classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
>> Cyndi Lauper sound bite: AUDIO | VIDEO <<

The 27-city tour kicks off in Nashville, Tenn. at the Ryman Auditorium. “There’s something so very magical about the Ryman and all the rich history there. Just to think it’s the same stage where Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline performed so long ago and here I am singing songs they made famous on this record - it’s such an honor,” Lauper said.

DETOUR features guest appearances from country music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city’s top session players.

Growing up, Lauper recalls listening to country music on her Aunt Gracie’s kitchen radio. “When I was a really young kid, country music was pop music, so this is what we grew up listening to. These songs are part of some of my earliest memories so it has been an absolute thrill to revisit them.”

*denotes shows with Boy George

May 09 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tenn.
May 11 Palace Theatre - Louisville, Ky.
May 13 Carnegie Music Hall Homestead - Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 14 Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, Mich.
May 16 Chicago Theatre - Chicago, Ill.
May 17 Hard Rock Live - Cleveland, Ohio
May 20 Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Conn.*
May 21 Wang Center - Boston, Mass.*
May 25 Beacon Theatre - New York, N.Y.*
May 28 Sands Bethlehem Events Center - Bethlehem, Pa.*
May 29 Borgata - Atlantic City, N.J.*
Jun 01 Wolf Trap Filene Center - Vienna, Va.*
Jun 02 Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, S.C.
Jun 04 Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh, N.C.
Jun 05 Atlanta Symphony Hall - Atlanta, Ga.
Jun 08 Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, Fla.
Jun 09 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Orlando, Fla.
Jun 11 Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, Fla.
Jun 12 St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, Fla.
Jun 22 Symphony Hall - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jun 23 Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 25 Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Jun 30 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith - London, United Kingdom
Jul 03 Jazz Fest Wien - Vienna, Austria
Jul 06 Parco Della Musica Auditorium Cavea - Rome, Italy
Jul 07 GRU Village - Torino, Italy
Jul 11 Grand Rex - Paris, France

Friday, March 25, 2016

G.B.F.F. (Gay Best Friend Friday)

Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele
The rumors are true most grown ass women have a gay male best friend. In honor of this I am posting an adorable photo of Glee and Scream Queens star Lea Michele and her GBF Jonathan Groff, who also appeared on Glee as Jesse St. James snuggling in bed together. 

Michele posted the photo on Instagram with the caption: "And suddenly all is right"

Can I get an Awwwwwwwwwww???

Jonathan wrote this about he and Lea's deep bond in Teen Vogue:

"Lea Michele and I have shared some pretty unique experiences since we met. We've simulated sex more than 1,000 times onstage in Spring Awakening. We've performed everything from show tunes to 'Like a Virgin' on Glee. I've watched her sing for the President and accept Billboard's first-ever Triple Threat Award, and I've seen her laugh so hard that she peed her pants,"

Nothing says GBF like having simulated sex I always say. On that note T.G.I.F and have a terrific weekend!

Lea on Instagram:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Feel "So Alive" & Get "Stripped" With Daniel Ash

Here's something of note. Daniel Ash is back and Stripped on his bomb ass new album!

For over 35 years, Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets) has been one of the seminal figures in alternative music; whether for his wildly experimental guitar playing or for his sardonic vocal stylings, or perhaps even for throwing in a bit of saxophone. Having defied categorization by fusing elements of electronica with punk, goth, and glam rock, Ash has earned the status of a living legend. 

Stripped (Main Man Records) is Ash's first studio album since 2002. The album features all "re-takes" done in a style that resembles dub-step, variations of EDM, Atmospheric and Ambient "A-La Brian Eno Meets Bowie". Avid fans may recognize the songs but in reality they are at times completely different in a genetic recombination passing through a centrifuge

The biggest commercial hit by Love and Rockets was "So Alive" which in itself is a masterpiece. the record went to #3 on the Billboard Pop charts. Legendary producer of the original John Fryer was tapped for the new version of "So Alive" along with "Love Me" and the Bauhaus classic, "Slice Of Life."

Stripped also features producer Mat Mitchell of Puscifer on the track "Christian Says" and Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge on "OK This Is the Pops." Both classic songs are originally from Tones On Tail, the band born out of the ashes of Bauhaus and later became Love and Rockets.
Stripped also features the never released until now new song "Come On"

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two Drag Queens and a Duet

May The Boobs Be With You
Katy Perry & Dolly Parton

Boobs & Drag....They were born this way.



Country Music’s Party of the Year® just got bigger with music superstars Dolly Parton and Katy Perry added to the epic line-up of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! This can’t-miss duet will mark their first-ever live performance together. Additionally, 10-time ACM Award winner Parton will be honored with the Tex Ritter Award for her television movie, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many ColorsThis award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors aired on NBC in 2015, inspiring millions of viewers with its story of faith and family. Set in 1955 in the Great Smoky Mountains, the film showcases a poignant time in Parton’s childhood, as her family struggles with loss, grapples with religion, and ultimately triumphs with the healing power of love. Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as the nine-year-old singer who was given a patchwork coat made by her mother, played by Jennifer Nettles. Ricky Schroder portrays Parton’s father, along with Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. The movie was watched by more than 16 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched TV movies of all time. Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Award include Beer For My Horses,The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasCountry Strong, Crazy HeartO Brother, Where Art ThouSweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks BentleyLuke Bryan,Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric ChurchBrett Eldredge, Sam Hunt,Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood,Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Because Sharing Is Caring "Hired Gun"

My buddy Bam Bam Stegall who is married to one of my dear friends Karen Castricher-Stegall recently did an interview with Hired Gun Director Fran Strine. The documentary had it's premiere at SXSW.

This piece of truth is finding a common bond between regular working-class 'Joe's' and the working-class musician. It's pretty much a rock scene take on 20 Feet From Stardom starring my friend Darlene Love.

I love music and can't wait to see this Bam Bam

Cut to his awesome interview after the jump!

Lick it up with Bam Bam Stegall at:    

Monday, March 21, 2016

"I'm Sick Of Your Lip" Jillian Barberie

Jillian Barberie 
Jillian Barberie is one of my favorite people. She was generous enough to grant me an interview when she was hosting Good Day LA and I was just starting my writing career. So off I trotted to the GDLA green room at FOX she walked in and couldn't have been more gracious.

Sadly she is no longer on the local morning talk show, and needless to say I have stopped watching. But I have kept up with Jillian on Facebook and Twitter, naturally. 

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this dynamo here is her intro quote from her Facebook page:

"No hair extensions & my boobs are real. Take THAT LA! Oh & I'm in lotsa TV, movies & stuff."

Recently she lost a chunk of her lip to a Cocker Spaniel, and needed 10 stitches to fix the gash...Yikes!

Jillian, ever the animal lover and animal rights activist had this to say about it:

"Well, Last night (this morning) my friends dog took a big chunk out of my lip. 10 stitches later...Oh my beautiful face! It has been ruined!! LOL (kidding) 

Surgeon said I'll be fine. I have other puncture wounds I didn't know I had because Doctor gave me something called Norco. 

BTW: The dog wasn't being aggressive. As you know, I am a dog lover and took the risk. He had just lost his best friend last week, I was holding him and CRUNCH! There goes my beautiful, glamorous, sultry pouty lip! Too much I love you. LOL. Really, I'm gonna be fine."

Word on the Internet is that Jillian's sultry pouty lip is ready for it's comeback!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pimping Disney? Ariana Grande

Paid Shill, or Bad Hairstyle Choice?
Ariana Grands
Is Ariana Grande on the Disney payroll?! That can be the only explanation for her questionable hairstyle. "Yes" in the tradition of the repellent man bun trend, Ariana is sporting mini bobs. Which, depending on your perspective either look like Minnie Mouse ears or an ode to Princess Leia from Star Wars.

Both interpretations prove there may be a conspiracy going on and Disney is paying her to wear them since Minnie and Star Wars are both property of the House of Mouse.

Ariana Grande undercover Disney Pimp, think about it...why the Hell else would her boyfriend Ricky Alvarez be seen in public with her looking this goofy?

The truth is out there, really it is.

Get to the root of what's going on at:  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Say Hello To Wonder Woman

Wonder No More!
Gal Gadot
With all the hype surrounding the opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this Friday you would have to be living in your own private Idaho not to know that piece of trivia.

Me? I am 100% sure I will survive without going to see it. Having put it out there, one minor point of interest for me about the film is the first big screen appearance of Wonder Woman.

Yes, I was a fan of the TV Series with Lynda Carter when I was young, meaning I am now old. It was campy fun!

The take on WW in Batman v Superman judging from the trailer is decidedly more serious in tone. It's also providing the set up for the Amazonian Princess to headline her own movie. Now that is something I would haul my ass to a theater to go see.

Gal Gadot, the actress portraying WW had this to say about it in Los Angeles at a recent press conference:  "So I am so happy to be the one who is going to tell the Wonder Woman story. It is such an important story to tell. It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, super hero to look up to. The more the merrier and there is plenty of room for many more women to come and I am very happy to be a part of it." 

Since I am sitting Batman v Superman out, see you when the Wonder Woman movie hits the silver screen Gal!

The Wonder Woman Movie on IMDB:  

Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekends Were Made For Dame Judi

A Shakespearean celebration, with readings by Dame Judi Dench, David Suchet, Emilia Fox and the late Jeffery Dench

Available on April 8th

Come up and see Dame Judi do Shakespeare tricks sometime...

Exits and Entrances commemorates the 400th anniversary on April 23rd 2017 of the death of the world's most celebrated playwright William Shakespeare. The recording comprises readings of many of the most well known and best-loved verse and sonnets from the world's finest playwright, with specially scored original light classical music accompanying nine of the twenty four tracks on the album, written by British composer Jackie Williams. It features the renowned stage and screen actress, the iconic Dame Judi Dench, with some of her favourite selections from the Bard's works, alongside television and theatre actor David Suchet , best-known for his unique TV portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, the hugely popular successful TV series syndicated to many countries. Also featured is Emilia Fox from the famous Fox family dynasty, well-known for her lead character in crime drama 'Silent Witness', along with two other celebrated members of the Dench family.  The project was originated by producer Mike Ritson and his musician partner Jackie. Ritson went to art college in Liverpool at the same time as John Lennon and had a successful career working in advertising in the 1980s before becoming a TV producer for ITN. On the 24 tracks, the stars each perform well-known snippets from HamletA Midsummer Night's DreamHenry VThe Winter's TaleRomeo and JulietAntony and CleopatraThe Tempest, The Merchant of Venice,  "We happened to know Jeff Dench, Judi's brother, and we really owe a lot of the album's success tohim," said Ritson. "Our friendship grew and he connected us with Judi.  He loved the idea of doing a CD of 
Dame Judi Dench

Composer Jackie added: "The idea of the CD is to combine Shakespeare's best loved words - sonnets and 
Dame Judi Dench recently appeared on the popular British radio show Desert Island Discs (the longest-running programme on the BBC) selecting her eight favourite records. Among them she chose her brother Jeffery Dench's recital of Sonnet 18 - 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' - from "Exits And Entrances", with the familiar line, 'thy eternal summer shall not fade',  lent extra poignancy by the fact that Stratford resident Jeffery passed away last year. Dame Judi's commitment to the project is underlined by the fact that she has made herself available for phone interviews with US media to support the release.

Pre-order now at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Latest "Scandal"

I'm With Her
Kerry Washington & Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton recently visited the imaginary Oval Office on the set of Scandal. Too bad we did not get any indication of how she thought it compared to the real deal.

As the story goes, Clinton, knew the cast was trying to make a fundraiser for her, but was aware they would not finish work in time. So, what's a Presidential candidate to do? Why make a detour to the set on the way to her event, naturally. 

The episode was being Directed by show star, Scott Foley when the former Secretary of State paid a visit.

Cast member Katie Lowes has this to say about Hillary's visit on set: "Mind blown! It was amazing"

The Women of Scandal recently made headlines for endorsing Clinton in a television commercial.

Now that's putting your money where your mouth is! You can make anything a Scandal in this day and age.

It's always a Scandal on TGIT   

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Do You Remember "Trio?" You Are Old.

One Awesome Menage 


Both Legendary Albums Recorded By The Female Country Holy Trinity
Newly Remastered For Three-Disc Set Packed With Rare And Unreleased Music

Three Different Versions Will Be Released On September 9 From Rhino

"Yes" I remember them too, can I join the AARP now?

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three careers unparalleled in music history. Together they have sold over 200 million albums worldwide and performed for decades in front of countless fans around the globe. It’s no surprise that when their three voices united to release their debut collaboration, the results were remarkable. The threesome released two albums together, Trio (1987) and Trio II(1999), which have combined to sell more than five million copies worldwide and win three Grammy® Awards.

Both of these classic albums have been newly remastered for a three-CD collection packed with rare and unreleased music. Produced by Harris, THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION will be available on September 9 for a list price of $29.98.

On the same date, a single-disc set will also be available entitled MY DEAR COMPANION: SELECTIONS FROM THE TRIO COLLECTION, featuring a mix of songs taken from the three-disc set, as will FARTHER ALONG, a double-LP set of all the bonus material from THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION. Trio II will also be released on vinyl for the first time.

Even though Parton, Ronstadt, and Harris began recording together in the 1970s, a full album proved elusive. When the stars aligned and the friends were finally able to record a full album, a powerhouse sound of country and Americana was born. The results were remarkable. Trio arrived in 1987; sold more than four million copies; won two Grammy Awards; and topped the country album chart for five consecutive weeks. Among the standout tracks are “To Know Him Is to Love Him,” “Wildflowers,” and “Farther Along.”

It would be more than a decade before the group released a follow-up, but when Trio II arrived in 1999 it did not disappoint. The album won a Grammy Award and peaked in the Top Five of the country album chart. It sold more than one million copies worldwide on the strength of tracks like “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” the Carter family’s “Lover’s Return” and a cover of Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush.”

The bonus disc is loaded with 20 songs, including alternate takes of album tracks like “I’ve Had Enough,” “Making Plans” and “My Dear Companion.” Also featured are 11 completely unreleased recordings from the trio spanning both album sessions including “Waltz Across Texas Tonight,” “Pleasant As May,” “Are You Tired of Me,” and the gospel standard “Softly And Tenderly.” Among the unreleased material is also an alternate version of “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” featuring Parton on lead vocals and a stunning acapella version of “Calling All My Children Home.”

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Son Of A Preacher Man

Preaching: Just Say No
Tom Goss

Remember the classic tune, Son of a Preacher Man by the legendary Dusty Springfield? Well the song has just been turned on it's ass by singer/songwriter/actor/activist and all around cool guy Tom Goss.

The out, bear loving artist has given the familiar staple a powerful gay twist. 

"A lot of gay men and women have been condemned by religious institutions. Our goal was to speak to that experience and show how destructive it can be. 

We hope that this video reaches people, helps heal people, educates people and provides an outlet to help promote those who are doing so much to curb the pain. 

Notably organizations like The Trevor Project and PFLAG."  States Goss

So without further fanfare stop, look and listen to his awesome take on an old hit!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Justin Bieber "Crotch Pancake"

A Crotch Pancake Please...
Justin Bieber Style!
Remember when Lindsay Lohan was dubbed a "Fire Crotch" in the press? Well you are now free to call Justin Bieber a "Crotch Pancake" I am guessing, based on one of the more odd items to have been reported of late.

This piece by artist Dan Lacey was purchased by none other than rapper, Macklemore. Yep, Macklemore got himself some Justin Bieber peen on his wall! 

The creative mind behind the art was unaware that the Thrift Shop hitmaker had bought it. Here is what Mr. Lacey told Vulture:
“To me, pancakes happen at a spiritual level, sometimes expressing themselves as eroticism. My only problem with this is that the pancake keeps being described as “resting on Bieber’s erect penis," when it obviously has replaced the penis entirely. The pancake is the penis. I’d actually let Bieber put it in me."
There you have it, oh and for the record I would not let Justin put it in me, but I would bridle him in and...fluff up your pillow and dream, people.
Happy Monday and have a terrific week!  
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