Melissa Etheridge is joining what is sure to be an enormous tax revolt on the part of the gay community in California in protest to the passage of Proposition 8. The proposition, in case you really don't know about it, places a ban on gay marriage in the state of California, seeking to define marriage as being between only a man and a woman.
Voters in California have no idea what kind of trouble they're about to cause in the form of tax revolt, especially with Governor Schwarzenneger's proposed state income tax hikes. This story will surely continue to ...
Brandon Bethancourt, better known to the world as Alaska in Winter, has been cooking up some genius in secret recording studios and hovels of his new home, Berlin. The culmination of his efforts, a new full-length album entitled Holiday, will see release on November 18th. Here's a taste of what is in store for us all, a track appropriately titled "Berlin".
Alaska in Winter - Berlin
You can purchase Alaska in Winter's new album Holiday from Amazon by clicking here.
OK. I don't want to blather on about the election because I've done that. America, you make me proud to be a part of your country. WE DID IT TOGETHER. Now, let's keep on doing it.
Speaking of DIPLOmacy, everybody's homeboy Diplo got himself a grip on the Brazilian Girls' latest album New York City and put his special touch on some tracks. This one, "Good Time", got that sweet regroove that only Diplo can deliver. Get ready to get dancing, aiight? We've got some damn good reasons for dancing now!!!
Brazilian Girls - ...
Ok, Memphis artists: here's your chance to get a cut-rate band registration for the 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference. If you can high-tail it downtown on November 12th to the Memphis Music Resource Center on South Main, you can get a special discount. And let me tell you -- it's so worth it? You've been hearing for the past couple of years about this amazing conference. Now you have an opportunity to participate at this special rate. More info is where? After the jump!
These songs are posted with limited commentary because a) you're all ready and b) the songs say everything I could hope to. You're ready for change. You can feel it in the air. There is a restlessness all around you, and you're right there in it. I could barely sleep last night, I got a total of maybe four hours of sleep.
Today we will make history.
You know, as do I, that after today the game is changed forever. No matter who wins, we have all won. Change is imminent here in America as we ...
I swore I would not write any more epitaphs this year, but this one comes as a complete shock. Not a lot of information is known about the situation yet except that Def Jam executive Vice-president Shakir Stewart reportedly committed suicide in Atlanta today.
Shakir's career successes included signing Beyonce at Hitco and, as executive VP of Def Jam, several of Def Jam's top-selling artists over the last few years, including Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shakir's friends and family & to his extended family at Def Jam.
Def Jam Exec VP Shakir ...
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