Billboard’s top 5 songs from July 31, 1982. This is my favorite top 5 from any week.

These are Billboard’s top 5 songs from July 31, 1982. This is my favorite top 5 from any week.

https://top40weekly.com/1982-all-charts/

1 Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4

2 Toto – Rosanna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmOLtTGvsbM

3 John Cougar – Hurts So Good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOsbsuhYGQ

4 Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0sha1XfHxw

5 The Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY8B0uQpwZs

July 28, 2022. Tags: . Music. Leave a comment.

Check out all these awesomely beautiful songs by Mickey and Sylvia!

I’m So Glad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMf30eoU22c

Se De Boom Run Dun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0frF4kPQIE

Forever and a Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vH1aC-Qh4I

Rise Sally Rise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVkZBBgbaXw

Love Is Strange

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35eBlOs6DOQ

I’m Going Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk6jE514gOU

There Oughta Be a Law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yycfhrcuULA

Dearest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4bq9LneZ9s

Love Will Make You Fail in School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcwK3WoFY1g

Let’s Have A Picnic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIop-8SeG3I

There’ll Be No Backin’ Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXxaL_EPauI

Peace Of Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlMFX5qlEek

Who Knows Why

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erx4cSwIVZU

Say The Word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFvsbYDa9tY

Too Much Weight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4veTz_FSwA

A New Idea on Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M8KE9xX9fE

I’ve Got a Feeling (In My Heart)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZPDEnPccKg

Can’t Get You On The Phone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySM2cdPoBys

Oh Yeah! Uh Huh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjKJ9EancJk

What Would I Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Kqhd0Ze54

 

April 28, 2022. Tags: , . Music. Leave a comment.

Film of PRINCE at age 11 Discovered at Archival Footage of 1970 Minneapolis Teachers Strike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik8Np8Jt8gY

April 4, 2022. Tags: , . Music. Leave a comment.

Here’s a 17 minute analysis of “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDpcVKtxB4g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-dqW4uBEE

April 3, 2022. Tags: , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Before the Eagles were the Eagles, they were Linda Ronstadt’s backup band. Here they are performing Desperado.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDB6qQmDi9Y

January 31, 2022. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

The Go-Go’s on Rockpalast in Berlin 11/3/82

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cipuMRK7v3E

November 26, 2021. Tags: , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Rick Beato: TOP 10 LED ZEPPELIN RIFFS RANKED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNpVOw7X_Z8

October 29, 2021. Tags: , , . Music. 1 comment.

The English Touring Opera has just fired 14 of its musicians because they are white

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/columnists/2021/09/19/sacking-white-members-english-touring-opera-shows-woke-will/

The sacking of white members of the English Touring Opera shows how woke will destroy the arts

I for one would never go to watch an orchestra just because it had been lauded for diversity

By Zoe Strimpel

September 19, 2021

As a child and teenager in Boston, USA, I played in various orchestras. I didn’t much like it, largely because I found it boring, thankless and tiring. Rehearsals were long. Sometimes I didn’t like the music that had been selected: why had the conductor chosen another obscure piece by César Franck? But one thing that I had the luxury of never having to worry about was the ethnic makeup of the players and my own fate auditioning as a young white girl. As it happened, in the youth orchestra scene back then, the top symphonies and seats were dominated by children whose parents were Russian or Chinese. This was not a source of much comment; it’s just how it was.

Since then, we have sunk into such a quagmire of identity politics that even orchestras are now selecting players not because they are the best, but because of their skin colour. The English Touring Opera (ETO) has dropped 14 white musicians in order to increase the ‘diversity’ of the company. Aged between 40 and 60, they’ve been told their contracts will not be renewed because of ‘diversity guidance’ from Arts Council England, which gives the ETO £1.78 million a year.

Arts Council England, one of the most woke funding bodies in the land, protested lamely, arguing that it never meant to get players sacked. “We are now in conversation with ETO to ensure no funding criteria have been breached,” it said. Err. Perhaps this has been a valuable wake-up call for the Arts Council: what did it expect? If you insist on exporting the warped logic of critical race theory, pressuring arts organisations to prioritise skin colour over all else, you can hardly be surprised when they respond like this. If the ETO’s policy of race-based contract non-renewal smacks of the kinds of policies my own grandparents faced in post-Nuremberg Laws Germany, then that is entirely the fault of the institutional bigwigs slurping away at the woke Kool-Aid.

The hideous optics of the ETO debacle offer a particularly stark reminder of how in the era of wokedom, the arts are doomed. Sure, the arts have a social component, but they are fundamentally rooted in creativity and talent, and they must delight, rivet or intrigue. They are not meant to be primarily didactic. I for one would never go to watch an orchestra just because it had been lauded for diversity. I would never read a book because it had been commissioned as part of a ‘diversity and inclusion programme’ and I would never admire a work of art simply because it had emerged from a person of the right colour. Yet such ideas are gaining popularity: earlier this summer, Labour MP Janet Daby, a former shadow minister for faiths, women and equalities, put to then-Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden the merits of issuing “mandatory diversity quotas” for artists that appear in publicly funded galleries like Tate Britain. Thankfully, that quota hasn’t yet been mandated, but under a different government it might well be.

If the ETO rejig seems particularly shocking, the arts have in fact been at it for ages. Back in 2018, Penguin Random House sent a stern email round to agents and employees: the new commissioning policy would have to fall into line with diversity targets, with diversity defined by sexual identity, skin colour and whether one was able-bodied or not. The “company-wide goal” was “for both our new hires and the authors we acquire to reflect UK society by 2025”. Aside from the utter madness of assuming that the percentage of people able to write excellent books should map onto the demographic makeup of British society, this dictum showed that from now on, the narrowest, most box-ticking form of ‘diversity’ – what you are rather than who you are – would determine Penguin’s contribution to literature.

The sprawling diversity and inclusion drives our funding bodies, arts organisations and publishers, who have fallen over themselves to instigate from part of a broader domain of deranged and misapplied moral virtue. One aspect of this became particularly apparent during #MeToo, when man after man found to have a polluted past was chopped from ballet companies, films and comedy careers. I can see why men who sexually molest women might be kicked out of offices. But films? Ballet shows?

A couple of years ago I did a debate at the Oxford Union, arguing that art should not be judged by the biography of the artist, because on that score, there would be no art at all from any time before about five minutes ago. But also because it’s simply wrong: it flattens creative work, with all its many and unpredictable interpretations, into something chilly, Manichean and moralistic.

We won the debate, but only just: there were many who were adamant that art was indistinguishable from the moral virtue of its creator. For today’s arts institutions, virtue and the skin colour of artists have become one and the same thing. Not only is this an immoral equation, as the ETO clearout showed with crystal clarity, but it’s a death knell for the very notion of artistic quality.

October 16, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , . Cancel culture, Dumbing down, Music, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

FSO – Star Wars Episode IV – “Here they come!” (John Williams)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaz5XhSjwc

October 14, 2021. Tags: , , . Movies, Music, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

John Williams & Wiener Philharmoniker – “Main Title” from “Star Wars: A New Hope”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hoKbTWon4

October 12, 2021. Tags: , , . Movies, Music, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

WASTED ON THE WAY – CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH (Kudyapi Band Social Distancing Cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovoXNhuds7s

October 4, 2021. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Billy Howse and his friend perform “Abracadabra” by the Steve Miller Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0GtJl2rDiI

October 1, 2021. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MQ10Dq410I

September 30, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by the Who

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7evJQKNKUBw

September 30, 2021. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play a Rolling Stones Mini-Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlAAx3f6WKM

September 27, 2021. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play “Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFeWJ-SMWWM

September 27, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Glenn Case covers “Your Imagination” by Daryl Hall and John Oates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn9RSyDzyHQ

September 27, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Travis Bigwood, Aubrey Mullins, and Skylan Bracey cover Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBvtiRHz_VU

September 27, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Rick Beato says “Never Gonna Let You Go” by Sérgio Mendes is “The Most COMPLEX Pop Song of All Time”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnRxTW8GxT8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ_NAXaiI2Q

June 24, 2021. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Rosanna cover by Richie Castellano and Andy Ascolese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94U-rHmlhI

May 29, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Tom MacDonald – Fake Woke (Lyrics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJioHTCYXs

February 2, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, Political correctness, Racism, Sexism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

YouTuber Media Bear: “I Wear My Face Mask in the Car” (parody of “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night”)

I did not create this video. I’m just posting it here so people will see it.

If you want to see something that I did create, I recommend this: Here are 100 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdowns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDXG-dHugc

And for those of you who may to too young to know the original by Corey Hart, which the above parody is based on, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2LTL8KgKv8

May 27, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . COVID-19, Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

YouTuber P Palm: Covid 19 Parody of Steely Dan — Hey Nineteen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkZj7olsA-M

May 21, 2020. Tags: , , , , . COVID-19, Music. Leave a comment.

My newest meme is a picture of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. The caption says, “I hope I get old before I die.” Please feel free to share it.

Click here to see a bigger version: https://imgflip.com/i/428gfi

May 21, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . COVID-19, Music. 4 comments.

Remy: Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys Lockdown Parody)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r-6s6cRGgA

May 15, 2020. Tags: , , , . COVID-19, Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

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