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Jeff Beck: Still on the Run (TV Movie 2018) - IMDb
Documentary on the life and musical evolution of Jeff Beck, one of most innovative guitarists in history. The film covers his early days, his tenure with The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group, and his subsequent projects over the decades. Includes interviews with icons such as Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Slash, and Joe Perry.
tv  2010s  beck  documentary  guitar  music 
yesterday by rgl7194
James Bond 007 on Instagram: “Daniel Craig poses with the Aston Martin DB10 from SPECTRE (2015). #JamesBond #007 #DanielCraig #BondInMotion”
Daniel Craig poses with the Aston Martin DB10 from SPECTRE (2015). #JamesBond #007 #DanielCraig #BondInMotion
cars  aston  2010s  007  actor  instagram 
2 days ago by rgl7194
Chevy Corvette C8 vs. C7 Track Battle
We pit the C7 against the C8 to see if the mid-engine model is quicker around a track.
C/D took a 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 and a 2019 front-engine Corvette C7 to Grattan Raceway in west Michigan for testing.
The cars both had the track-capable Z51 Performance package, adaptive dampers, and eight-speed automatic transmissions, and both wore Michelin summer tires developed for the Corvette. Stability control was off.
The difference between the two came down to just about one second. Who won? We won't spoil it for you. (The answer is in the third paragraph down.)
Engineering theory states that, all other things being equal, a mid-engine car's superior weight distribution should enable it to lap a racetrack quicker than a front-engine car. To find out if Chevrolet had turned theory into reality, we pitted the mid-engine C8 against the front-engine C7 at Michigan's Grattan Raceway.
It was an ideal test case: Both cars were equipped with track-capable Z51 packages, adaptive dampers, and eight-speed automatics—a dual-clutch unit in the C8. Both had additional wheel camber dialed in as recommended in their owner's manuals for track use. Both wore Corvette-developed Michelin summer tires, though the C8 had the latest Pilot Sport 4S rubber, whereas the C7 wore the older Pilot Super Sports. We turned off stability control so that we could detect even the most minute chassis differences, and we turned on the RaceLogic VBox LapTimer.
cars  corvette  2020s  racing  2010s  comparo  performance 
2 days ago by rgl7194
Robert Plant delivers in return to Bend; Sensational Space Shifters reinvent Zeppelin classics, new songs
Sensational Space Shifters reinvent Zeppelin classics, new songs
You expect the word “transcendent” to get thrown around with a band named Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters.
What you might not expect is for the former Led Zeppelin frontman, now 71, to live up to that high praise. Thankfully, you’d be mistaken. “Transcendent” was about the only word this reviewer — and many others in the audience of more than 4,800 I overheard after the show — could think of to describe the once golden-haired, still golden-voiced singer’s set at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday night.
In an interview with GO! Magazine a week before the show, Plant told me, “Whatever you expect, it’s gonna be way beyond.” And for once, an artist talking up his art wasn’t just speaking in hyperbole. For roughly 90 minutes, Plant and his band of the last seven-plus years — guitarists/multi-instrumentalist Liam “Skin” Tyson, guitarist Justin Adams, bassist Billy Fuller, keyboardist John Baggott, drummer John Blease and violinist Lillie Mae Rische (who also opened the show) — turned every song they played into a transformative musical odyssey. Even if you’re familiar with Zeppelin songs such as “Black Dog” or “What is and What Should Never Be” (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), that wouldn’t have prepared you for what the band did to those songs.
Indeed, Plant and company’s reimagining of “Black Dog” as a bluegrass/worldbeat stomper may have been the sharpest left turn the band took all evening — and one of the best. Backed by Adams and Tyson’s shuffling acoustic guitar strums, Rische’s violin morphed the original ascending-descending Jimmy Page guitar riff into a swinging counterpoint to Plant’s powerful vocal performance. It wasn’t until Plant wailed the opening lines of the song that the light went on in my head, and his subsequent back-and-forth with the audience for the post-verse “ah-ah-ah’s” sent the song to another level.
music  robert_plant  2010s  concert  review 
4 days ago by rgl7194
WONDER WOMAN: Bloodlines Trailer (2019) - YouTube
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When Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor, it’s a choice that will change her world and ours. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. But her heart is as strong as her will as she is determined to help a troubled and embittered young girl whom has fallen in with a deadly organization known only as Villainy, Inc! Get ready for an exciting adventure packed with brutal battles, myth and wonder!
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) is the new animation movie starring Rosario Dawson, Marie Avgeropoulos and Cree Summer.
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movies  2010s  wonder_woman  superheroes  trailer  youtube 
9 days ago by rgl7194
DC’s Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is a perfect intro to the hero’s universe - Polygon
The latest in the DC Animated Movie Universe shines the spotlight on the battling Amazon
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, a new animated movie from the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, is a rare thing: A feature for the famous hero’s Rogues’ Gallery.
Screenwriter Mairghread Scott — who has credits all over Marvel Comics and Transformers animated adaptations, as well as Marvel and DC Comics — lays out a smorgasbord of iconic Wonder Woman moments of the modern age, but doesn’t forget the one-liners, either. And with Rosario Dawson (Rent, Marvel’s Netflix shows) as Diana, Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice, Hitch) as Steve Trevor, and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange is the New Black) as Etta Candy.
Our story begins — as every Wonder Woman movie seemingly must — with Steve Trevor crashing on Themyscira and Diana renouncing her throne and her people to leave with him to protect Man’s World from coming war. But the film’s lengthy opening serves a resonant emotional core, as Diana finds a host family in archeo-anthropologist Julia Kapatelis, and her teenage daughter Vanessa.
Scott’s writing, combined with solid performances from Dawson and The 100’s Marie Avgeropoulos as Vanessa, make great scenes out of Vanessa and Diana’s complicated relationship. The younger Kapatelis clearly can’t bring herself to hate the noble Amazon princess — but the way that Diana has eclipsed her for her mother’s attention is another matter.
That conflict is the board from which the rest of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines springs, eventually becoming a story that features a half-dozen different Wonder Woman villains in a single conspiracy. Scott neatly combines elements of Wonder Woman’s Post-Crisis reboot — the Kapatelises and Ferdinand the minotaur chef (voiced by Michael Dorn, no less) — with more modern elements like the DC Rebirth versions of Steve Trevor and Etta Candy.
movies  2010s  wonder_woman  superheroes  review  animation 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Song of the Day: Fernando - The Dogs
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The Dogs” by Fernando from the 2014 self-released single, out as a digital single on October 7th and as a limited-edition physical single on October 21st.
Fernando - The Dogs (MP3)
If you listen to The Midday Show on KEXP, chances are you've heard today's featured artist, Fernando. This Argentina-born Portland-based singer/songwriter has been sharing music for over twenty years now, and DJ Cheryl Waters has been a fan every step of the way.
Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1994, Fernando found his voice, recording his rootsy, Tex-Mex-tinged, country rock, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. Magnet Magazine even named Fernando one of the "Best New Artists of 2006." Sadly, in finding his voice, he also risked it: Fernando developed ulcerations of the esophageal tissue and vocal chords after years of acid reflux.
The good news is, he's healed from a throat surgery that could've silenced him forever, and he's just finished his eighth album, Leave the Radio On. The triumphant comeback album features guest appearances from Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (R.E.M, Minus 5, Baseball Project), alongside other prominent musicians from the Portland scene. Though the album won't hit stores until November 1st, a digital version is available now. And for an appetizer, Fernando has released his first 45 ever, "The Dogs" b/w "Donna (The Pride Of Topeka)," which will be out October 21st.
Fernando will be playing on October 10th at Underwood Stables before embarking on a European tour. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
2010s  alt_rock  music  radio 
11 days ago by rgl7194
Glenn Hughes Is the New Frontman of Supergroup The Dead Daisies | Consequence of Sound
Along with the lineup change comes the new single "Righteous Days"
The Dead Daisies have seen a revolving door of musicians since forming in 2013. Now, the supergroup has made perhaps its most significant change, with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes taking over as singer and bassist.
Hughes — who was a member of Deep Purple in their Mk. III and Mk. IV lineups and briefly fronted Black Sabbath in the ’80s — actually takes over for two departing musicians: singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe) and bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake).
The Dead Daisies’ lineup now consists of Hughes, guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), guitarist David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix), and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey).
Along with the lineup change comes a new single, “Righteous Days”, which can be heard in the YouTube player below.
The Dead Daisies addressed the lineup change, the new song, and their upcoming album in the following statement posted on their website:
“The Dead Daisies are a musical collective, whose members come together through a common love for great rock music. It’s a living, breathing, musical organism with the credo, ‘Rock is indeed alive & well!’ From the band’s inception, the idea was for members to bring their own ideas to the table but also have the flexibility to come and go when working on their other projects. Both John and Marco are, and always will be, a part of The Dead Daisies musical family, but at this point in time they have decided to do some work on their own solo projects.
Yes, the guys have recently been in the studio in LA recording some new music with legendary singer & bass player Glenn Hughes. ‘Righteous Days’ is airing exclusively across the planet this week. David, Doug, Deen & Glenn head back into the studio later in the year to finish the album and look forward to seeing you on the road in 2020!!”
Prior to Hughes coming on board, The Dead Daisies recorded and recently released a covers album called Locked & Loaded, featuring renditions of classics by The Who, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.
music  hard_rock  supergroup  2010s  video  deep_purple 
14 days ago by rgl7194
Stream The Highwomen - The Highwomen | Consequence of Sound
The highly anticipated collaboration from Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires
The Highwomen, the country supergroup featuring Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires, have today shared their self-titled debut album. Stream the whole thing below via Apple Music and Spotify.
Since riding onto the scene earlier this summer with their debut performance at Newport Folk Festival, The Highwomen have been the source of great hype. The quartet announced their existence with the powerful feminist anthem “Redesigning Women”, which they followed with second single “Crowded Table”. Last month, they shared their titular song, a reworking of the classic “The Highwaymen” by the outlaw country supergroup of the same name featuring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. The original songwriter, Jimmy Webb, had a hand in the rewrite.
Joining the primary foursome on “Highwomen” and at Newport were Yola and Sheryl Crow, just some of the many guest artists who appear on the LP. Shires’ husband, Jason Isbell, plays guitar on the record, while Carlile’s frequent twin collaborators Phil and Tim Hanseroth both sing and respectively play bass and guitar. Other contributors include Chris Powell (drums), Peter Levin (keys), and producer Dave Cobb (guitar). In addition to songwriting by Carlile, Hemby, Morris, Shires, Isbell, and the Hanseroths, track credits also go to Rodney Clawson, Lori McKenna, Miranda Lambert and Ray LaMontagne.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about what the formation of The Highwomen has meant, Carlile said,
“The Highwomen has become an adjective for any transcendent women’s group. For anyone who wants to step aside and amplify the women to the left and right, and not compete. Which is actually radical and revolutionary. It’s radical because it’s not easy to find. And it’s revolutionary because so many of us are afraid to admit we are competing. It’s such a hard thing to admit about yourself.”
Take a listen to The Highwomen below.
2010s  country  highwomen  music  review  streaming 
21 days ago by rgl7194
Tarik Black still watches highlights of last game Kobe Bryant played in for Lakers to pump himself up - Silver Screen and Roll
Tarik Black had a pretty incredible story about the final game Kobe Bryant played in for the Lakers.
Think back: Do you remember everyone on the floor for the last game Kobe Bryant played in for the Los Angeles Lakers? Or do you mostly just recall the fact that he dropped 60 points in the final game of his NBA career?
I have to admit, other than Julius Randle’s gleefully illegal screens to help Bryant make one more magical memory, I sort of forgot that Tarik Black was on the floor for that contest, or really that anyone else even played in it aside from Bryant. You mean he didn’t go one-on-five most of the game?
Black definitely hasn’t forgotten, though, and for “Mamba Day” (8/24), I thought it would be fun to share this anecdote about how much of an impact Black says that game still has on him today.
On the “Forgotten Lakers” podcast, Black — who now plays for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in Israel — revealed that he still uses clips of the last game he played with Bryant to motivate himself when he needs an extra boost.
lakers  basketball  kobe  2010s 
25 days ago by rgl7194
AMY ANNELLE | ENTER, stranger, and hear the haunts of nature | The Great Unveiling : wild geese from the west
"The Evil Devil Blues" by Johnny Temple (1935), adapted by Amy Annelle
Johnny Temple's "The Evil Devil Blues" was his adaption of Skip James' "Devil Got my Woman"
I'd rather be dead and in my lonesome tomb, lonesome tomb to hear another woman, some woman done taken my room, take my room I'd rather be with the devil than be with man, with that man even when I love thee, man I love, the man I love, he don't pay me no mind, me no mind so I packed my things, goin' further down the line, down the line angel last night I, down last night, I laid down last night and I tried to take my rest, take my rest oh, I'm got to ramblin, like the wild geese from the west, from the west see, there was evil, changed my baby's mind, baby's mind if I'll be your woman, be your woman, if I'll be your woman, I tell you what you will do, you will do you'll cut my kindlin', you will steel my plow, steel my plow You tote my water from the boggy bough, boggy bough angel last night, down last night, I laid down last night and tried to take my rest said "get to ramblin like the wild geese from the west, from the west" who'll cut my kindlin', who will steel my plow? who'll tote my water from the boggy bough?
music  blues  women  lyrics  2010s  cover  songs 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Reviewing the 2019 Topps Heritage baseball card set - True Blue LA
In the style of 1970 Topps
I finally got around to checking out the 2019 Topps Heritage baseball cards. These are usually a fun set, a mix of modern players but in old designs. It’s been a gimmick that has worked for Topps for nearly two decades, helping to keep many of its older sets relevant.
This year the design is equivalent to the 1970 set, which is good since it stops a run of pretty boring cards in the late 1960s. The 1970s brought a change for the better in Topps cards, both in creative card designs and better photos.
While the cards in 1970 were an improvement over its immediate predecessors, with a new font and crisp, gray borders, the photos themselves were still quite boring. Almost all are posed shots, many in what seem like the on-deck circle at Shea Stadium. The action shots would come a few years later.
These 2019 Heritage cards use the same methodology in photo selection, keeping in style with the 1970 set. The result is a few modern cards that look very much like their Dodgers predecessors from nearly five decades ago.
baseball  dodgers  history  70s  2010s 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Watch Robert Plant tell AC/DC's Brian Johnson about the rise of Led Zeppelin | Louder
Brian Johnson: A Life on the Road features the AC/DC singer talking Led Zeppelin with Robert Plant
This week's episode of the US broadcast of Brian Johnson: A Life on the Road features the AC/DC singer interview former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant, and AXS TV have released a clip of the show in which Plant talks about the band's early days. 
“I suppose Cream, The Greatful Dead, the white blues thing was kickin’ in," says Plant. "And you had that great west coast thing going on with Jefferson Airplane and stuff. You had a sub-culture develop, and we kind of attached ourselves to that. 
"We didn’t have any social statements to make. We weren’t visionaries, in that sense. But we were, still by our age, at the time, still part of that huge movement of energy.
He continues, “I think for all of us, it was just serendipity that you could actually have four people… I mean me and Bonzo had played a lot together. Jimmy and John had been in various bands but they were session guys, and they were pretty well heeled, you know, pretty hot on the scene. 
"But it didn’t matter to me and Bonzo, all we wanted to do was get a square meal."
music  ledzep  robert_plant  interview  2010s  tv 
27 days ago by rgl7194
The Falling - Movie Trailers - iTunes
Lydia (Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones) and Abbie are best friends experiencing a sexual awakening at their strict English girls’ school. Following a tragedy, a mysterious fainting epidemic threatens the stability of all involved.
movies  2010s  thriller  boarding_school  uniform  trailer  uk  60s  itunes 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Limited-Edition Mopar '19 Dodge Challenger on Sale in September
Available in Pitch Black or White Knuckle, the Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger is essentially a graphics package.
Production will be limited to 100 units, with 90 vehicles designated for the U.S market and 10 for Canada.
It'll be priced at $47,330, with ordering opening in September and vehicles arriving in dealerships in the fourth quarter.
Purchase is accompanied with an Owner's Kit that includes a "birth certificate" with the exact date of manufacture and proprietary build number.
The latest entry in the league of factory-built, limited-edition vehicles cooked up by Dodge and Mopar, FCA's service, parts and customer-care division, the '19 Mopar Challenger offers buyers a chance to get their hands on a personalized vehicle without getting them dirty.
This is the 10th vehicle to emerge from the limited-edition program. The Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger is based on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack model. That means a 475-hp 392-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 under the hood and a six-speed manual offered as the standard transmission; an eight-speed automatic is optional. Silver-hued strut tower braces contribute to chassis rigidity, and there are also silver-hued strut caps for a nice underhood look. Red Brembo brake calipers reside at all four corners.
cars  dodge  2010s 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Fiat Is Killing the 500 Minicar in the U.S.
The iconic Italian two-door says "arrivederci" after the 2019 model year.
Fiat has announced the death of the iconic 500 minicar in the U.S..
The regular 500, convertible 500C, electric 500e, and hot-rod 500 Abarth are all finished after the 2019 model year.
The 500L station wagon, 500X crossover, and 124 Spider sports car all remain in the lineup.
Fiat's spunky 500 minicar—including electric, convertible, and Abarth variants—will not continue on in the North American market for the 2020 model year. Fiat Chrysler unceremoniously announced the death of the brand's iconic two-door model in a 68-word press release.
The revived 500 burst onto the scene in 2007 and is credited with Fiat's resurgence in Europe. It also helped re-launch the Italian marque in North America in 2011 as a 2012 model. It failed to catch on with American consumers despite its fuel-efficient powertrain, too-cute looks, and European novelty. Sales reached a high of 43,772 units in the U.S. in 2012, but fell steeply after that. In recent years, FCA has offered big rebates, slashed the price, and revamped the lineup, but these attempts at gaining traction haven't worked, as FCA only sold 5370 units in all of 2018 and only moved 1692 cars through the first half of 2019.
cars  fiat  usa  business  2010s 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
The 630-HP 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S Is Ferocious and Fine
Mercedes-AMG's newest four-door takes after its two-door GT sibling, delivering scorching performance and speed with its twin-turbo V-8 and racy chassis.
We're happy to report that not a single Car and Driver editor is currently behind bars. This despite our having had a Mercedes-AMG GT63 S in the office fleet for two weeks. It could easily have gone the other way. You see, the AMG GT63 S is the great white shark of luxury cars. Once it has you in its grip, you're done. It's impossible to resist its immense power. It's shaped like a blunt torpedo. Its toothy grille looks like an ominous gaping maw, poised to devour everything in its path. And it's no illusion.
HIGHS: Warp-speed acceleration, Olympian moves, lavish interior.
Consider the evidence. The GT63 S's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 heart pounds out 630 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. All that throbbing energy is routed through a nine-speed automatic and the AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, which enables this Mercedes to bolt to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The quarter-mile is an 11.1-second 125-mph blur. AMG claims a top speed of 195 mph; it says as much on the tire-inflation sticker on the inside of the gas-filler flap that instructs you to increase the tire pressures for driving at speeds above 156 mph. In our testing, the GT63 S reached 175 mph from rest in the space of one mile. Rolling on optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, it corners at a heady 1.03 g's on our skidpad, matching the roadholding of our long-term Porsche 718 Boxster S.
cars  mercedes  2010s  review 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Does the Rear-Drive Sport Version of the 2019 BMW 330i Return the 3 to its Former Dynamic Glory?
We sample the new four-cylinder 3-series with all of its sport options to see if it's returned the 3 to its former dynamic glory in the compact-luxury class.
Our most burning question regarding the latest BMW 3-series is whether or not it has regained its driving mojo with its seventh-generation overhaul for the 2019 model year (2020 for the six-cylinder models). By first providing us with an all-wheel-drive variant without all the chassis upgrades, BMW made this question more difficult to answer definitively.
HIGHS: Excellent ride and handling, best-in-class fuel economy, the engine is a four-cylinder benchmark.
No more excuses. Although we've yet to get our hands on a six-cylinder M340i, this test is of the all-in, rear-drive, four-cylinder sport variant, with the M Sport package (larger wheels and summer tires, plus a bundle of convenience items) and the Track Handling package (limited-slip differential and larger brakes). Opting for the Track Handling bundle also necessitates adding the $700 adaptive shocks; initially the package also was available with the new standard passive units that have a clever hydraulic element to limit body motion.
cars  BMW  review  2010s 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Led Zeppelin’s Re-Masters: To Buy or Not To Buy? – Every record tells a story
The news that Jimmy Page has completed his work remastering Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue bodes well for a 2014 release. Page has confirmed this, saying to Rolling Stone Magazine that the first three Led Zeppelin albums will be released in 2014. Each album will come out as a deluxe edition, including alternate mixes and never officially released concert recordings.
Since the albums were originally released in the 1960s and 1970s, they have been remastered just once, twenty years ago for the Remasters Box Set. However, Page believes the albums will sound better this time around, saying about the current releases “It sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can’t hear what’s there properly”.
The subject came up in the pub recently…
“Why don’t you buy first editions of all the Led Zeppelin records and write about the ensuing high jinks on your blog?” asked my friend Chris with a vague air of implied sarcasm one evening after a couple of cheeky pints of a dangerously dark-coloured winter ale. I gave him a pained look, like the one a premier league manager might give his star striker after he has been sent off for biting an opponent. It may come as surprise to many, but writing a shabby music-related blog does not necessarily raise one’s status amongst one’s friends.
music  ledzep  remaster  box_set  2010s 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Highwomen - The Highwomen | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Amanda Shires came up with the idea for the Highwomen as she listened to country radio while touring America in support of her 2016 album My Piece of Land. State after state, she heard a lack of women on station after station, so she devised the notion of creating a supergroup that would address this problem directly. Shires found no shortage of collaborators. In short order, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby joined her to form the Highwomen, a group whose name offers a punning send-up of the Highwaymen, the biggest country supergroup there ever was. When Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson formed the Highwaymen in 1985, they were in the twilight of their years, but the Highwomen are all at the peak of their popularity and creativity, which gives their eponymous 2019 debut a defiantly electric kick. It doesn't hurt that The Highwomen is conceived as an explicitly political album, either. As its lead singles (and opening tracks) "Highwomen" and "Redesigning Women" make plain, the album is designed to reflect the complex realities of modern women, a perspective that's notably absent on country radio at the tail end of the 2010s. If the singles hit the nail precisely on the head, the rest of the record is a bit looser, alternating between spruced-up honky tonk and reflective ballads. Shires, Carlile, Morris, and Hemby seamlessly trade verses and fall into harmonies but, better still, their sensibilities mesh elegantly. None of the singer/songwriters alter their distinct voices -- it's possible to hear Carlile's flinty, plaintive lyricism, Hemby's clever turns of phrase -- but the Highwomen take pains to place the collective over the individual. Witness "If She Ever Leaves Me," a yearning same-sex love song: it's soulfully sung by Carlile, who has identified as a lesbian throughout her career, but written by Shires and her husband, Jason Isbell, along with Chris Tompkins. "If She Ever Leaves Me" signals the warmth and empathy that flows through The Highwomen. When the Highwomen sing "My Name Can't Be Mama," it's because they're not solely mothers; they're balancing their desire to have a family with their career, their loves, their sense of self, themes that unite the 12 songs on the album. The message, which is implicit nearly as often as it's explicit, may be at the forefront of The Highwomen, but the record's resonance lies in its deep emotions and sense of craft. The craft isn't incidental, either. Their shared skills as writers and singers provide the supporting evidence to Shires' conceptual thesis: if country radio doesn't want to play music this good, what's the point of radio anyway?
2010s  country  highwomen  music  review 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 2016 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster (New for 2019! - HW Exotics)
What a beast of a car! Hot Wheels did a pretty good job capturing the real thing, especially for a basic model. Looking forward to the recolors!
cars  hot_wheels  2010s  lamborghini  convertible 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Chrissie Hynde: Valve Bone Woe « American Songwriter
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
It’s tempting to dismiss this extreme left turn in Pretenders founder Chrissie Hynde’s illustrious resume as another rock star going the schmaltzy Americana songbook route to attract a different audience. But that’s both unfair and erroneous.
Hynde’s second solo album was inspired by working with Frank Sinatra on 1994’s Duets ll and her more recent recording of the standard “I Wish You Love” for the Eye of the Beholder film soundtrack. She reprises that here as the closing “Que Reste-T-il De Nos Amours?,”  this time singing the lyrics in French. The remaining 13 tracks find her delving into lush but often edgy string saturated arrangements of compositions by everyone from ex-boyfriend Ray Davies (a tropicalia take on “No Return,” a deep cut from the Kinks’ 1967 Something Else), and Nick Drake (an achingly lovely and beautifully realized “River Man”) to music from Hoagy Carmichael, Dimitri Tiomkin’s archetypal “Wild is the Wind” and even a rare Frank Sinatra co-write (“I’m a Fool to Want You”).
On initial listening this sounds like Hyde with strings … lots and lots of strings. But repeated playings uncover offbeat, even experimental arrangements by her backing collective The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble and producers Marius De Vries and Eldad Guetta who should get equal credit for the overall idiosyncratic approach. The opening “How Glad I Am” kicks the proceedings off with smooth, swanky horns urging Hynde’s vocals into sounding as bluesy as she has ever been.
music  hynde  2010s  review 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Highwomen, The Chain at Newport - YouTube
Chris Willman
Published on Jul 27, 2019
music  country  highwomen  2010s  concert  festival  youtube  cover 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
2019 Newport Folk Festival: The Top 10 Best Moments From a Surprise-Packed Weekend | Billboard
The announced lineup for the 2019 Newport Folk Festival, held July 26-28, was impressive to begin with, but then they had to go and shock everyone with surprise appearances from Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Kermit the Frog (seriously) and other rock, pop, folk and Americana artists for its 60th anniversary over the weekend.
To honor the late Pete Seeger and mark what would’ve been his 100th year with a celebration of his music and the causes he championed, this year’s iteration of the festival was inspired by his encouragement of collaboration and his steadfast belief in its power. Nearly every set was crashed by another musician -- though nothing topped Parton leaving all of Fort Adams utterly dumbstruck when she joined Brandi Carlile's all-female super jam on Saturday (July 27). From “Jolene” to “Goodnight Irene,” the festival embraced each individual voice, but offered ample examples for how they’re stronger when they’re singing together. (And that goes for the Muppet, too.)
Here are 10 of the best moments from the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.
The Highwomen
Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby introduced the Highwomen
You know a musical project is a big deal when you spot handmade merch in the front rows before the band’s released any of its own. Most anticipated set of the weekend, most hug-filled set of the weekend, strongest harmonies of the weekend, best suits of the weekend -- the Highwomen, the Carlile/Morris/Shires/Hemby supergroup, made their official live debut on Friday afternoon (July 26) and set a sky-high standard with a performance that was the sum of its extraordinary parts. Wearing custom Manuel Cuevas suits, the quartet walked onstage and received a standing ovation before they even sang a note.
Their self-titled album is out on Sept. 6, and the Newport crowd got a run-through of the material with the added bonus of hearing Yola add her voice to the fray and Sheryl Crow pick up a bass and join in. At several points, songs were met with embraces or dissolved into tears, notably “Cocktail And A Song,” Shires’ heartbreaking rumination on the mortality of her father. Raw vulnerability is a show of strength, and the Highwomen offered up ample proof of that, in addition to a lung-busting cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and country crowdpleasers “Heaven Is A Honky Tonk” and “If She Ever Leaves Me,” a love song penned by Jason Isbell (who supported on guitar, along with Carlile’s collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth) for Carlile to sing. Let the rapturous reception at Newport Folk be a sign of bigger things to come, and a fruitful collaboration with plenty of touring from this superlative collective.
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The Highwomen Play Their First Show At Newport Folk Festival: Watch | Billboard
Fans still have to wait until September for the debut album from country supergroup The Highwomen, but on Friday (July 27) they got a taste of what's to come during the group's first-ever set at Newport Folk Festival.
The band --which consists of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby-- performed the forthcoming album in order, including lead single "Redesigning Women" and "If She Ever Leaves Me," a song Carlile described as "the first gay country song."
Jason Isbell, who co-wrote the song with Shires and Chris Tompkins and was on hand as part of the group's backing band, described the track's origins to the crowd, joking that bringing it to Carlile "was kind of like taking my civil rights movie to Spike Lee."
Check out their performances of "If She Ever Leaves Me" and "My Name Can't Be Mama" as well as a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic "The Chain" below.
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How Dolly Parton Ended Up Onstage With the Highwomen
Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival on July 27, appearing alongside country supergroup the Highwomen and a host of other female performers. Parton performed a goosebumps-inducing rendition of her classic song "I Will Always Love You" with Highwomen member and solo artist Brandi Carlile that was one of the highlights of the festival — but just how did the Queen of Country Music pull off her surprise appearance?
The plan first began when Carlile invited Parton to surprise the audience during the set she was curating; however, Carlile did not know that Parton was officially showing up until a few days before the concert took place. In a recent interview with Variety, Carlile admits that the process was "touch and go for a long time."
"It was like, ‘I sure would like to do that, and if I can, I will. I’ll let you know closer to Christmas.’ Then Christmas came and went. ‘You know, I started my film schedule, and I won’t know until just before, so make sure you don’t announce me,'" Carlile recounts. "So it was like that for a year of just digesting my stomach lining."
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Watch Dolly Parton Perform with The Highwomen at Newport Folk Festival :: Music :: News :: The Highwomen :: Paste
Bringing talented women together is always going to produce something great, and this weekend at Newport Folk Festival, that exact thing happened when Brandi Carlile performed with a slew of guests including her supergroup The Highwomen and none other than “incomparable unicorn legend” Dolly Parton, as Carlile put it while introducing her.
Celebrating its 60th year, Rhode Island’s Newport Music Festival had its largest amount of female performers this year, and that’s largely due to Carlile’s curation of the mysterious headlining act, billed only as “The Collaboration” preceded by four Venus symbols.The act turned out to be a badass all-female lineup including The Highwomen, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Dacus, Maggie Rogers, Linda Perry, Jade Bird, Amy Ray, Yola and the legendary Parton.
The ladies sang some of Parton’s most notable hits such as “Jolene,” “9 to 5” and “Eagle When She Flies,” but Parton and Carlile stripped it back for an emotional duet of “I Will Always Love You.”
Equally breathtaking, a backstage video from Linda Perry shows Parton and The Highwomen rehearsing “Eagle When She Flies.” Crowded in a huddle, and led by Parton and a single acoustic guitar, the women sang “Eagle When She Flies” with ease, poise and every bit of talent you’d assume was in that room. In this situation, we completely relate to Jason Isbell, who was quote-unquote “in the corner crying” as the ladies did their thing.
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Dolly Parton Performs With Brandi Carlile and the Highwomen at Newport Folk Fest: Watch | SPIN
The Newport Folk Festival is taking place this weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, with performances from Jeff Tweedy, Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, Lucy Dacus, Phosphorescent, and more across its three-day celebration. After country supergroup the Highwomen shook things up with a standout performance Friday night, the festival continued with another exclusive performance on Saturday.
Listed only as  “♀♀♀♀: The Collaboration” on the lineup, the set turned out to be an even bigger supergroup of artists hand-picked by Brandi Carlile. In addition to including Highwomen members Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby, the group also featured Sheryl Crow, Maggie Rogers, Lucy Dacus, and Dolly Parton.
Together, the group performed a medley of Parton songs including “Jolene,” “Just Because I’m a Woman,” and “Eagle When She Flies.” Parton also performed “I Will Always Love You” as a duet with Carlile. Later, the entire group joined back in for a massive rendition of Parton’s hit “9 to 5.” Watch clips of the performance below.
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The Highwomen Play Their First Show at Newport Folk Festival: Watch | SPIN
The Newport Folk Festival is currently taking Rhode Island by storm, with a stacked lineup including sets from Jeff Tweedy, Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, Lucy Dacus, Phosphorescent, and more across its three days. But the biggest events of the weekend wasn’t a Wilco performance or some sort of Fahey-esque revivalism; country supergroup The Highwomen also wowed the crowd with their first-ever set at the event.
The group—which is made up of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby—performed songs from their upcoming debut album in the same order they appear on the release. After opening with “Highwomen,” the group slipped into a cool rendition of lead single “Redesigning Women.” Elsewhere in their set, they performed their other single “If She Ever Leaves Me,” which Carlile jokingly called “the first gay country song.”
The Highwomen’s self-titled debut album is out September 6 via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Watch video footage of their first-ever Newport Folk Festival performance below.
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How Dolly Parton, The Highwomen joined forces at Newport Folk Festival
Brandi Carlile pulled off the ultimate surprise at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday.
For the historic fest's 60th anniversary, the Americana favorite curated a one-hour set of collaborations with an all-female lineup.
After bringing out a slew of artists to share the stage  — including Sheryl Crow, Linda Perry, Judy Collins and Maggie Rogers — Carlile told the audience they had one more special guest.
"I bring you one of the greatest surprises ever. The incomparable unicorn legend that is...Dolly Parton."
The country legend emerged to pandemonium and treated the audience to five of her classics, including "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene" and "9 to 5."
"This is kind of all about the girls this week, and I love being one of the girls," she said. 
Parton said she was invited by Carlile to join her at Newport, and in a backstage interview, she revealed she did so free of charge.
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See the Highwomen Play Their First Full Show at Newport Folk Festival – Rolling Stone
Country supergroup of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby bring out special guests Sheryl Crow, Yola
“We’re the Highwomen, we sing of stories still untold,” sang Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby at their first full-concert performance as the Highwomen Friday evening at the Newport Folk Festival. The supergroup was also backed by a band that included Jason Isbell and the Hanseroth Twins during the hourlong set.
“This is our first show y’all, and we’re fucking terrified,” Carlile told the crowd early on. But the band’s debut show was rapturously received. The group traded off vocals in each other’s songs, performing their forthcoming debut album in-order before reprising their lead single “Redesigning Women” for a bonus encore performance.
Shires sang a song for her father (“Cocktail and a Song”), Carlile paid tribute to the passing generation of Highwaymen like Kris Kristofferson (“Heaven is a Honky Tonk”), Hemby offered up an ode to “all the suburban moms” (“My Only Child”), and Morris channeled Seventies Dolly Parton country stomp (“Loose Change”). 
But the apex of the Highwomen’s set came halfway through when Carlile debuted a tears-in-your-beers piano ballad “If She Ever Leaves Me,” which she described as the “first gay country song.” “That’s too much cologne,” Carlile sang in the song, “she likes perfume.”
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Highwomen Make Live Debut at Newport Folk Festival With Sheryl Crow – Variety
Guests Sheryl Crow and Yola joined Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires for their live premiere.
“This is our first show, y’all, and we are f—ing terrified,” said Brandi Carlile, shortly into the live bow of the Highwomen at the Newport Folk Festival Friday. It did all feel a little fresh, if undoubtedly much more so to them than us, since the members of this country supergroup were surely more acutely aware than the crowd that the whole concept had gone from a germ of an idea to a full band lineup, completed album and concert debut since the odometer turned over on the first of the year. No need for terror: They sounded like they’d been performing their first single, “Redesigning Women,” since, well, “Designing Women.”
“We just had a new song come out yesterday called ‘Crowded Table,’ and I’m so glad we have a crowded table right now,” said Natalie Hemby, who rounds out the quartet lineup alongside Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. The Newport stage was slightly more crowded Friday as they brought out two of the forthcoming debut album’s guests, Sheryl Crow (pictured above with the group) and Yola, to a stage already laden with bold-face names — another one of whom was Shires’ husband, whom she introduced as “Jason Isbell Shires,” as a featured Highwomen-man.
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First-ever LIVE Appearance by HighWomen, “Highwoman” Newport Folk Fest 7/26/19 - YouTube
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Published on Jul 31, 2019
First-ever LIVE Appearance by HighWomen (Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby), and joined by Yola, performing “Highwoman” Newport Folk Festival, July 26, 2019
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The Highwomen Unpack Their Supergroup's Impact | Billboard
Early this year, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires started working together at Dave Cobb’s Nashville studio. They invited Natalie Hemby -- a hit songwriter for Morris, Miranda Lambert and Lori McKenna -- to pen songs for their new project. Hemby sent each of her collaborators a demo of the tune, and Carlile was struck by the effect she’d achieved on the recording by twinning her own vocals for the chorus. She knew Hemby needed to have a larger role, and invited her to join their band.
During their first session as a foursome, they sang the first verses of Hemby’s demo together, their voices in unison. “Everyone’s holding the lyrics, and the girls didn’t know the harmonies yet,” Carlile recalls. “We started singing it on the melody, and it sounded like Natalie’s demo. I knew right then: ‘This is the sound of the band, this unison thing.’ No one’s competing here vocally, no one’s trying to stand out -- we’re in one lane, one push. It felt like a metaphor for what the band was.”
Between them, Carlile, Morris, Shires and Hemby boast an impressive stockpile of awards (including Carlile’s best American album Grammy for 2018’s By The Way, I Forgive You), chart-topping hits (namely Morris' "Girl" and her crossover smash with Zedd, "The Middle") and offer empowerment anthems and vulnerable treatises on love, death, motherhood and adversity on many of their albums. The Highwomen, out Sept. 6, is the sum of these brilliant parts, and their first recorded effort showcases how strong these independent women are when they work -- and sing -- together. 
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The Highwomen Release Their Debut Album | Cowgirl Magazine
Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires finally launch 'The Highwomen'!
The album Highwomen fans have been waiting for is finally out. The self-titled album from Low Country Sound/Elektra Records and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb was released today, and was met with glowing reviews.
The New York Times called The Highwomen “a haunting, powerful tribute to the resilience of women through the ages,” while Rolling Stone noted that the album is “…as powerful as musical storytelling gets,” giving it five stars. Rolling Stone Country gave it a listen, too, reflecting, “The Highwomen is a country album for the ages, filled with joy, laughter, tears, pain, and shit-kicking honky-tonk soul.”
The A.V. Club gave some intutive insight into the band and its album, calling The Highwomen “a new supergroup that believes that if you’re going to dream, you might as well dream big…whose sweet harmonies and straightforward melody look back into country’s past while its empowering lyrics keep their eyes fixed on the future.”
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Music: The Highwomen flip country narrative with new album | Artesia Daily Press
The Highwomen, “The Highwomen” (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records)
Throughout history, certain narratives have been silenced — those of women, queer persons and persons of color. And while nothing can right the wrongs of the past, there is some justice in telling those stories.
That is the intention throughout in The Highwomen’s self-titled debut album. The foursome, comprised of Grammy Award-winning artist Brandi Carlile, “The Middle” vocalist Maren Morris, songwriter Natalie Hemby and singer/violinist Amanda Shires, have taken back the country music genre to shed light on perspectives that were missed in songs past.
The 12-track LP transports you to the world of classic country, recalling artists such as Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. But instead of taking stances such as Wynette’s in “Stand by Your Man,” The Highwomen bring a more nuanced side to the conversation.
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The Highwomen to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival – Newport Buzz
Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby’s new supergroup “The Highwomen” will play the sold out 2019 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 26th.
The Highwomen are currently at work on a record at RCA Studio A, and will be constantly evolving with a rotating crew of special guests like Janelle Monae, Sheryl Crow and more.
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Debut album from The Highwomen out today | What's Up RhodeIsland
TheHighwomen, the acclaimed collaborative movement formed by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires that debuted at this summer’s Newport Folk Festival, release their highly anticipated self-titled debut album today via Low CountrySound/Elektra Records.
In advance of the release, The Highwomen made their live concert debut at the Newport Folk Festival earlier this summer.
Of the landmark performance, and their only confirmed concert to date, Billboard praises, “set a sky-high standard with a performance that was the sum of its extraordinary parts,” while Rolling Stone declares, “it was clear that country music’s newest supergroup’s first time on stage had been a triumph.”
The Highwomen also performed several songs with Dolly Parton at the festival as part of the all-female headline set curated by Carlile. Of the collaboration, Consequence of Sound proclaims, “now etched in legend as one of Newport Folk’s most memorable moments…a lifetime musical zenith.”
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Country supergroup The Highwomen share first song 'Redesigning Women'
Six months after news first broke of country music's next supergroup, the first single from The Highwomen is finally here.
It's called "Redesigning Women," and it finds Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby riffing on the expectations, challenges and double-standards they regularly face. 
“Redesigning women/ Running the world while we're cleaning up the kitchen /
Making bank, shaking hands, driving 80 / Trying to get home just to feed the baby.”
The group also shared details on their debut album — "The Highwomen" will be released September 6.
Its 12 tracks were written by members in various configurations, along with contributors including Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Jimmy Webb, Lori McKenna and Ray LaMontagne.
“Redesigning Women" was written by Hemby and fellow hit country songwriter Rodney Clawson. It's accompanied by a new music video, which finds the members building a bonfire out of sashes, tutus, ironing boards and lingerie. 
The clip features cameos by more than a dozen female artists, including Wynonna Judd, Tanya Tucker, Kassi Ashton, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope, Lauren Alaina, Natalie Stovall, Hailey Whitters, Anna Vaus, Catie Offerman, Cam, Lily Hiatt and Erin Rae.
The group is set to play its first full concert July 26 at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.
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Brandi Carlile Reveals What the Name 'Highwomen' Really Means
Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires have been in the studio working on a very special new project called the Highwomen, and in a new interview, Carlile cleared up a misconception about the name.
Morris sat down to interview her collaborator on Apple Music's Beats One on Friday (March 8), in honor of International Women's Day, and Carlile shared how Shires approached her with the idea and the name for the project.
"[Shires] was like, 'Yeah, we can call it the Highwomen,'" Carlile recalls. "It was a joke. I was laughing, but I was like, 'Like the Highwaymen?'," in reference to the '80s and '90s supergroup of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
"She was like, 'Yeah, but the Highwomen. And not 'high' like high,'" Carlile explains. "Like exalted. Above the fold."
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Inside the Making and the Movement of The Highwomen - No Depression
When Newport Folk Festival’s executive director Jay Sweet addressed the fans gathered at the Quad Stage at 5:35 p.m. on July 26, he said, “You’re the first people anywhere to ever hear these words: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Highwomen!’” The crowd erupted as Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires swaggered out in their personalized Manuel suits. They were nervous, and visibly so, having built up to this moment for months, but the audience had their backs, remaining on their feet for the entire 65-minute set.
Their live debut, new album, and origin story all begin the same way — with “Highwomen.” It’s an idea Shires had in 2016 to play on the name and notion behind the outlaw country supergroup comprised of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson, whose own “Highwaymen” theme song was written by Jimmy Webb. When Shires mentioned her big idea to producer Dave Cobb, he pointed her in Carlile’s direction, and the two women went next to Webb. With his treasured blessing on their new version of his old song, The Highwomen were officially on the road to somewhere, so Carlile immediately recruited Morris.
As part of his producer duties, Cobb asked one of his very favorite Nashville songwriters to craft some songs for the group, with a special request for something “fun” along the lines of “9 to 5.” Having had a couple of titles in her pocket for a while, Hemby cranked out “Redesigning Women” with frequent collaborator Rodney Clawson, followed by “Crowded Table,” which she co-wrote with Carlile and Lori McKenna. Those two tunes frame the mission statement of the band, as put forth on their self-titled album out today: Women run the world and do so with equal parts grit and grace, humor and humility.
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The Highwomen - "Highwomen" | SPIN
The Highwomen have released “Highwomen,” the new single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. The song features verses from all four members of the country supergroup—that’s Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby—and concludes with a group harmony that plays like a mission statement: “We are The Highwomen / Singing stories still untold / We carry the sons you can only hold.”
Carlile and Shires co-wrote the single with Nashville legend Jimmy Webb as a remake of Webb’s 1977 song “Highwayman,” after which Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson’ own supergroup was named. The Highwaymen’s chart-topping rendition of the track would earn Webb a Grammy.
“We asked [Webb] if he wanted to contribute to the rewrite, and we told him what the concept of the movement and the band was, and he wrote us back and said that he felt that it was spot on, and we were complimented by that to no end,” Carlile said today on Beats 1.
The Highwomen released their first two singles “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table” last month. They performed for their first time together at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island (where Dolly Parton joined the fun) and recently made their television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” recorded for Andrea Berloff’s new film The Kitchen, has also been making the rounds.
The Highwomen’s full-length arrives September 6 via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Listen to “Highwomen” below.
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The Highwomen Share New Song "Highwomen": Listen - Stereogum
The Highwomen — AKA the all-star country team-up of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby — are releasing their self-titled debut album in a few weeks. They’ve shared “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table” from it already, and they’ve been circulating their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”
Today, they’re putting out another track, “Highwomen,” and the group’s quasi-title track features all four of them trading lines about staying resilient and around. “We are the daughters of the silent generations/ You send our hearts to die alone in foreign nations,” they sing toward the end of the song. “They may return to us as tiny drops of rain/ But we will still remain/ And we’ll come back again and again and again…”
Listen below.
The Highwomen is out 9/6 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.
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The Highwomen Redesign Country With the Genre’s Best Album in Years – Variety
In a Q&A, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires discuss the whirlwind formation of a supergroup with a higher purpose.
If you believe there can be such a thing as an instant country classic, “The Highwomen” is that. Speaking of high (the group’s cheeky-sounding name is meant to confer exaltation, not stoner-dom — honest), the all-star foursome has put together an album full of high comedy and high pathos, zingy group-sings and gut-wreching solo turns, wryness and rue, and harmony co-existing with this strange and nearly forgotten thing called twang. The price of admission does not include the pursuit of any particular agenda.
There is one, of course: an attempt to redress the dearth of women in contemporary country with a spectacular one-album surfeit of the stuff. The supergroup was first conceived as a gleam in the eyes of folk-rock goddess-of-the-year Brandi Carlile, before she became the belle of this year’s Grammy ball (see Variety‘s January cover story), and alt-country favorite Amanda Shires, celebrated for her own solo albums and for fiddling in Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit. Joining up just in time to make the Highwomen’s debut album this spring were Maren Morris, arguably the top female artist in mainstream country at the moment, and Natalie Hemby, whose lone solo album got overlooked in the rush to celebrate hundreds of songs she’s co-written for other Nashville artists.
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Just after they made their live debut at the Newport Folk Festival, Variety spoke with Morris, Hemby and Shires backstage at the fest and caught up separately with Carlile at a nearby hotel (conversations that have been streamlined and edited together here). They don’t have designs on replacing the Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson) as country music’s Mount Rushmore. They are hoping songs like “Redesigning Women” remind folks just how much the female gaze has been shunted out of sight lately.
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Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby Form Band, Announce New Album | Pitchfork
Listen to “Redesigning Women” from the Highwomen’s self-titled debut
Songwriters Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby have formed a new supergroup: The Highwomen. Their self-titled debut album is out September 6 via Low Country Sound/Elektra. It features guests including Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Lori McKenna, and more. Below, check out the video for their first single “Redesigning Women,” directed by Elizabeth Olmstead.
“Anyone can be a Highwoman,” Brandi Carlile said in a press release. “It’s about banding together, abandoning as much ego as humanly possible, holding one another up, and amplifying other women every chance we get. Shoulder to shoulder. One push, one love.”
Read “A Brief History of Women-Led Supergroups” on the Pitch.
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Everything We Know About the Highwomen's Self-Titled Debut Album
The Highwomen -- the all-female supergroup comprised of Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Maren Morris -- are gearing up to release their first full-length project. The band's name is inspired by another iconic country supergroup, the Highwaymen (no, it's not a pot reference).
The Highwomen came to be, in part, because of a desire to foster connections between female artists and help continue the strong tradition of women in country music that the collective's members enjoyed growing up. "Almost all of us are mothers of young girls. And we all grew up listening to country music," Carlile explains. "We recognize that we're in a time right now where our daughters don't have the same country music heroes that we had.
"Our goal is simply to elevate all women and completely abandon the concept of competing with one another," she adds. "So that we can let as many women through the door as possible, and give our girls those country music heroes that we all had."
Read on to learn everything we know about the Highwomen's upcoming new album.
The Title
The Highwomen's debut album will be a self-titled project.
The Release Date 
During CMA Fest 2019, Carlile stated that the album was "finished," and on July 19, the Highwomen revealed that their album will be out on Sept. 6. The project is available for pre-order now, with $4 from each merch bundle purchase going to the non-profit organization She Is the Music.
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The Highwomen Interview - Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby Talk Country Music
On their debut LP, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby use Music City's storied traditions to write a new future for the industry.
As far as introductions go, it's hard to imagine one better than the chorus that Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby—aka the Highwomen—deliver on their striking debut album. "We are the highwomen, we sing a story still untold," they declare on the set's opening track. "We carry the sons you can only hold." It's bone-rattling confidence, and the new country supergroup backs it up, both in person and on their album. "I feel like little girls will hear the Highwomen and be changed by it," Morris says on a sweltering late July afternoon in New York City. Highwomen is in town to perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and when it wraps, Morris will return to her massive, career-expanding solo album cycle and GIRL world tour. "It’s going to be the background music and the defining music of their youth."
In many ways, it's as revolutionary as it sounds. Recent years have seen the country music establishment all but block women from ascending to the top of the music industry. Radio programmers have ignored a slate of seminal releases (peep Kacey Musgraves's airplay stats if you need proof). The singer won Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammys with her woozy Golden Hour LP, which has yet to land a radio hit. Meanwhile, festivals have reserved the bulk of their top slots for male performers, who are also disproportionally favored at award shows. And when it comes to touring opportunities, A-list male stars almost exclusively only offer their opening slots to younger male artists.
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The Highwomen: In the Studio With Country’s Ballsiest New Supergroup – Rolling Stone
Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby empower women, challenge Nashville’s gender barriers on debut album
“That’s a fucking hit,” calls out Dave Cobb in his customary denim uniform, seconds after the last note of the Highwomen’s debut single, “Redesigning Women,” plays through the speakers on the console at RCA Studio A. “There’s no excuse why this can’t be on the radio,” he says, turning toward an elated Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires, who are both nodding like two parents whose kid just lapped everyone at the track meet, twice. Together with Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby, Carlile and Shires make up the Highwomen — an all-female supergroup that is ready to challenge Nashville and country radio’s gender barriers with their self-titled debut LP. Shires cheers. “Yeah,” Cobb adds. He’s clearly stoked. “It’s a fucking hit!”
It’s day five of recording in the studio with the Highwomen on a March afternoon, and today Carlile and Shires are working on a gorgeous country piano ballad about mortality, “Cocktail and a Song,” from the Highwomen’s Cobb-produced album (out September 6th on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records). Yesterday Morris was laying down vocals in between tour dates and, tomorrow, Hemby will come by and officially be made a part of the band. And though the Highwomen’s core is Carlile, Shires, Morris, and Hemby, the atmosphere suggests it’s much bigger than just those four. Jason Isbell, who plays guitar on the album and co-wrote one of the songs, is here, sharing stories from a time when Drive-By Truckers singer Patterson Hood got into a fight at summer camp, and Phil and Tim Hanseroth — a.k.a. “The Twins,” Carlile’s longtime collaborators — are shuffling around, too. It’s predominantly women though, leading Tracy Gershon, a co-founder of the women-in-music org Change the Conversation, to deadpan, “There are a few penises here, but a whole lot more balls.”
Everyone wants one more playback of “Redesigning Women,” so we listen twice. Carlile, in jeans and a Tanya Tucker trucker hat, chants along, lit up in a Magic Kingdom glow while Shires sets down a lyric sheet, urging a sing-along — the whole Hemby and Rodney Clawson-written track is so infectious that it’s barely necessary to see the words. “My favorite line is ‘a critical reason there’s a population, raisin’ eyebrows and a new generation/Rosie the Riveter, with renovations,” Carlile sings, her own eyebrows rising high and mighty. “And always gets better with wine.” Cobb’s right: “Redesigning Women” is catchy, smart, delicious, anthemic country gold for the woman who brings home the bacon and cooks it, too — or orders it on Postmates, because who says she has to be in the damn kitchen anyway? It is, very clearly, a fucking hit.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Highwomen’s Debut Album: Track-by-Track Guide – Rolling Stone
Our preview of ‘The Highwomen,’ the superb new LP by Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby
When it comes to the Highwomen’s terrific self-titled debut album, out this Friday, it’s tempting to try and think about the record outside of the constructs of gender. The “women in music” trope is an enticing one, particularly when it comes to criticism, and part of the reason we too often consider a woman’s work in a vacuum is because we think of it as just that: a woman’s work, and not just work.
But if for some odd reason you feel compelled to ignore the overarching message of what the Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires) are projecting, and the change they are trying to set in motion, the quality of what’s left doesn’t suffer. With or without context, The Highwomen is a country album for the ages, filled with joy, laughter, tears, pain, and shit-kicking honky-tonk soul.
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Still, context does matter. Women are vastly underrepresented when it comes to country radio, and this is a project meant to tackle that disparity head on. As Carlile once told Rolling Stone, “Inequality prevents merit-based success.” The Highwomen, produced by Dave Cobb at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, is a movement in the name of meritocracy as much as it is an album — it aims to level the playing field as much as it aims to level you emotionally. Whether it succeeds in the former is yet to be determined, but the latter is easy: Carlile, Hemby, Morris, and Shires, alongside a score of others including Yola, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, Miranda Lambert, and Lori McKenna, do what country does best, which is telling the truth about the human experience. Here, we break down each of the record’s 12 tracks.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
'The Highwomen' Review: Feminism Sounds Country Classic - The Atlantic
The supergroup puts a feminist spin on familiar traditions while still maintaining a classic feel.
In the 1985 hit version of “Highwayman,” four great country outlaws boldly went where no cowboy had gone before. Willie Nelson sang about a stagecoach robber who was hanged, Kris Kristofferson about a sailor lost at sea, and Waylon Jennings about a dam builder who slipped on the job. To this list of rugged and doomed workmen, Johnny Cash added … an astronaut. “I fly a star-ship across the universe divide,” he said in his signature boom, connecting the American West with the cosmos in a manner both preposterous and touching. On a very old topic, in a very old style, something new was being said.
Now, the fresh country supergroup The Highwomen offers a gender-reimagined “Highwayman”—called “Highwomen”—with the help of its original songwriter, Jimmy Webb. In the song, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby, and the guest vocalist Yola tell of tragically persecuted women, including a 1961 Freedom Rider, a Honduran mother bringing her family to America, and an accused witch in Puritan-era Salem. Solemn and pretty and straightforward, it announces the overt political intentions of The Highwomen and their self-titled album. Anchored by Carlile, Shires, Hemby, and Maren Morris, the band is a concept-first, capital-F feminist corrective.
Country music—and really all music—moves forward in the manner shown both by the original “Highwayman” and the 2019 “Highwomen.” Again and again, songwriters-as-voyagers remix rather than totally ditch what’s come before. But if all The Highwomen were doing was femme-ing up butch tropes, their self-titled debut wouldn’t be such a triumph. Morris is a rising superstar of rare nuance; Carlile is a literary-spirited outsider with a fierce wail; Shires uses Dolly Parton inflections for sneakily devastating narratives; Hemby, the least known of the members, has written five No. 1 country singles. All are nimble singers and songwriters who understand the trick Webb pulled with the astronaut—doing something not only new but also a bit weird, while making it sound classic.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Amanda Shires' Daughter Inspired New Band The Highwomen |
The group, which also includes Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby, releases its self-titled debut album Friday
When Amanda Shires’ daughter Mercy, who turned 4 on Sunday, began to show interest in music, the singer-songwriter started worrying.
“That’s scary enough as a mom, or as anybody in music — it’s not an easy business,” she tells PEOPLE. “And I thought, Well, what’s the worst that can happen? And I was looking at the charts and I was like, Well, the worst that could happen is that she’d have to fight really hard in country music.”
Shires, 37, decided she’d do something: start a band. Her producer recommended she reach out to Americana singer Brandi Carlile. She joined, and so did country-pop star Maren Morris. Later in the studio, the trio invited one of their songwriters, Natalie Hemby, to get on the mic and solidify The Highwomen‘s lineup.
Shires has praise for each of her bandmates. Morris “uses her platform for good, and it’s incredible”; Carlile “could sing the phone book and it’d be a hit”; Hemby “just brings a bunch of wisdom and empathy and heart.” Working as a group, she adds, is effortless.
“The music just fell into place. We even found our own parts naturally, our voices kind of knew where to land,” Shires says. “I’m not a big hippie, but sometimes when things happen that easily, it seems like it’s meant to be.”
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Country Music Is a Man’s World. The Highwomen Want to Change That. - The New York Times
A new supergroup — Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby — is making music with a mission.
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Highwomen’s first-ever public performance went off so well at the Newport Folk Festival in July that Nashville’s newest supergroup repeated its laid-back, harmony-rich lead single, “Redesigning Women,” as an encore. A standing ovation was inevitable: The audience had been on its feet before the quartet stepped onstage.
The only snafu was a failed plan to give festivalgoers free tattoos that said “Highwomen” in the same jagged scrawl already emblazoned on band members Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires — as well as Jason Isbell, Shires’s husband and the group’s guitarist; Shires’s mother and other musicians and friends. Rhode Island’s health department wouldn’t give the band a permit unless it restricted the ink to the festival’s V.I.P. area.
“That’s so class divided,” Carlile, 38, said the next morning over a plate of bacon and greens, shaking her head as her bandmates brainstormed ways to share the logo online so fans could get their own tattoos. “Way off message.”
The Highwomen — Carlile, Shires, Natalie Hemby and Maren Morris — proudly call themselves a movement as much as a band, one whose mission is clear: solidarity, specifically with other women in country music. Their self-titled debut album is out Friday.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Highwomen Album Review
“Highwomen,” the opener and cornerstone of country supergroup the Highwomen’s self-titled debut, is a chilling montage of destruction. In five verses, vocalists Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Yola, and Natalie Hemby take turns recounting the moment the life was snuffed out of an ambitious woman. Each story is more crushing than the last. After Carlile’s character gets caught up in the Nicaraguan revolution, and Shires’s New England mystic is hung in Salem, Massachusetts, Yola plays a freedom fighter who risks everything to fight for equality, and Hemby embodies a preacher killed for daring to take a role in church leadership as a woman. Verse five is the kill shot: “We are the daughters of the silent generations / You send our hearts to die alone in foreign nations / It may return to us as tiny drops of rain / But we will still remain.”
“Highwomen” is a sister song to Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings’s 1985 single “Highwayman,” “Wichita Lineman” writer Jimmy Webb’s lurid dream about a life on the run. Played by outlaw country elders in a commercial lull, it is a word about resilience. The updated version scans over 300 years of oppression in less than four minutes, the message being that in spite of radical changes in the human experience, the main theme — people in power keeping other people out of power — endures. These women just wanted to live, love, and be loved, but the planet couldn’t handle that. Coming from musicians working in an industry so hungry for fresh perspectives on gender that it’s spawning singles like “Different for Girls,” “Woman, Amen,” “Speak to a Girl,” “Woman,” “Girl,” “Women,” and “Girl in a Country Song,” “Highwomen” is protest music. Hegemony is a business not just of egotism but of the fear of loss of power. Evening the field means ceding a measure of control. Most people believe in equality, but their numbers tend to thin when you ask what they’re willing to sacrifice to secure it.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Dodgers’ 2016 draft class already looks like a big winner – Orange County Register
The Dodgers’ 2016 draft class already looks like a big winner
Gavin Lux, Will Smith, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin and Devin Smeltzer have reached the major leagues in three years
LOS ANGELES — Dustin May had a laptop hooked up to his television at his family’s home in Justin, Texas. He watched the 2016 draft unfold from his couch along with his parents, his grandmother, a friend from high school, and his agent, Craig Rose.
Will Smith and his teammates at the University of Louisville were in the Cardinals’ clubhouse, along with their families, watching each name come off the draft board with nervous anticipation.
Gavin Lux was at his family’s home in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Dodgers were merely one of 30 possible employers before they chose Lux; he said it was his uncle, the former minor league baseball player Augie Schmidt, who told him that day: “man, you just hit the jackpot.”
Tony Gonsolin might have the funniest draft story of any player in the Dodgers’ superlative 2016 class. He and a friend were driving home from a workout in their hometown of Vacaville when his name appeared on his smartphone.
baseball  dodgers  draft  2010s 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 2018 Camaro SS (2019 Hot Wheels id - Factory Fresh)
The next evolution of Hot Wheels is here! Check out that awesome Spectraflame paint job along with full details. And I won't go into the details, but there's a chip in there too for virtual play. Pretty awesome!
cars  hot_wheels  2010s  camaro 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 2017 Nissan GT-R (R35) (2019 Hot Wheels id - Factory Fresh)
The next evolution of Hot Wheels is here! Check out that awesome Spectraflame paint job along with full details. And I won't go into the details, but there's a chip in there too for virtual play. Pretty awesome!
cars  hot_wheels  GT-R  2010s 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Mark Lanegan at Psycho Las Vegas — PHOTOS | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan has jammed with Queens of the Stone Age and compiled one of the most impressive singer-songwriter discographies of the past 20 years.
He made a rare solo appearance in town at Psycho Las Vegas.
music  concert  lanegan  2010s  photography 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains Is 'Coming To The End' Of 'Rainier Fog' Cycle, Says Jerry Cantrell -
Jerry Cantrell says that ALICE IN CHAINS is almost done touring in support of the band's latest album, 2018's "Rainier Fog".
"Album cycles for us generally are about three or four years long," he told Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station in a new interview. "When we're done with a tour, we usually take some time for ourselves. And then you probably won't see us for a while, because we'll take some time off, and then we'll probably start writing some music and recording it. And that usually takes a couple of years. And then we'll put it out and then go rock it for a couple of years.
"We're coming to the end of the ['Rainier Fog'] cycle," he continued. "It's been a great run. We made a really great record that we're proud of, and people have responded to it really positively. We've gone around the globe a few times already; this was basically our second trip around everywhere."
According to Cantrell, the opportunity to play in several countries ALICE IN CHAINS has never performed in before has been the highlight of the latest run of shows.
"You'd be surprised, with every band, with all of the touring that you do throughout your lifetime, that you haven't been everywhere, but you haven't," he explained. "And on this one, we knocked a couple of cherries off. We never played Russia before, and we got to play Saint Petersburg and Moscow. We had to cancel Auckland, New Zealand early on in our tour, because Sean [Kinney, drums] had injured his elbow at the end of an Australian tour. And so we played that for the first time. We'd never played Greece; we played Athens for the first time. That was amazing. We played Tel Aviv in Israel as well. And Estonia — we'd never been to Estonia, and we played that on this run too.
"That's the interesting byproduct of what you do — you get to go around the globe, where if you weren't doing that as a job, you might not do it at all," he said. "So it's always cool to schedule in some places that you haven't been before.
music  AIC  grunge  concert  2010s  travel 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Big Interview with Dan Rather - S07E01: Robert Plant - YouTube
Kemo Sabe
Published on Aug 16, 2019
Dan Rather is no stranger to conducting interviews with famous people, so he must feel right at home as the veteran journalist grills big names from the entertainment industry about their lives past, present and future. In the intimate interviews, Rather gets his guests to open up about their backgrounds and careers. The list of entertainers who have allowed the newsman to delve into their life stories includes Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Daryl Hannah, Merle Haggard, Roger Daltrey and Michael Stipe.
In this episode, Dan sits down with Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman, for a thoughtful conversation touching on Plant's most personal lyrics and the stories behind some of rock's most lasting hits.
music  robert_plant  interview  2010s  youtube 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Albums That Should Exist: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Live Cover Versions, 2012-2016
I've posted 11 albums of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing live cover versions. This is the 12th, and the last. I wish this series could keep going on, but Petty died all too soon in 2017.
Typically, Petty and the Heartbreakers played classic hits from the 1950s and 1960s. That still was the case for some of the songs here. But this time around, he played more country songs, including some obscure songs, such as "June Apple." He also returned to some of his favorite artists, like the Byrds ("Lover of the Bayou"), Bob Dylan ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door"), and J. J. Cale ("Traveling Light").
Five of the nine songs here are actually done with his first band Mudcrutch, which he revived again for a tour in 2016.
One odd case is the song "Tweeter and the Monkey Man." The song was done by the Traveling Wilburys in 1988, when Petty was a member of that band. But it's believed the song was written almost entirely by Bob Dylan, as a sort of parody or homage to Bruce Springsteen songs, so I consider this a cover and not Petty doing a song of his own.
The first song ("Traveling Light") sounds a bit rough, since it comes from an audience bootleg. But most of the rest are officially released, and sound great.
By chance, this series of albums fittingly ends with Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Rest in peace, Tom.
01. Traveling Light (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
02. [I'm Not Your] Steppin Stone (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
03. Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
04. Willin' (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
05. June Apple (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
06. Six Days on the Road (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
07. Lover of the Bayou (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
08. Shady Grove (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
09. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
For the album cover, I used part of a Mudcrutch concert poster. But I wanted the text to be "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" instead of "Mudcrutch," so I took a banner with the band's name on in from another concert poster and placed that over the Mudcrutch name.
music  TP&HBs  cover  concert  2010s  bootlegs  download 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
My First World Series Trip - Dodger Yard
Hey all, It’s Ash. (tongue in cheek)
With the Dodgers being as dominant as they are right now, starting their cruise into what pretty much looks to be their 7th consecutive NL West title, it’s been on my mind just how excited I am for this upcoming Postseason. And how much it reminds me of how I felt during the 2017 season. Although this years’ team is definitely better all around. But with that reminder, it’s bringing to mind one memory I truly can’t ever forget and sometimes still wonder if it really happened. I’ve told this story to some, but in the spirit of me hopefully attending my 3rd consecutive World Series, let me tell you how I got to the first one.
It all started with a tweet.
October 17, 2017. We were up 3 games to none vs the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. One win away! I couldn’t believe it, this was something I’d never seen before in my years as a fan. We’d gotten to the CS before but never had the odds stacked in our favor like this! It felt inevitable. We just needed one more win. So I went to Twitter, like I did for the season, though I wasn’t a huge part of Dodgers Twitter yet. But I sent the tweet, “One win away from something I’ve been waiting 29 years to see! Hell, 30.5 years since I don’t remember the ’88 win (I was 1)…MY BOYS IN THE WORLD SERIES! 1 more win & the pennant in ours! # ThisTeam” It’s been my pinned tweet on my account since then.
Didn’t think anything of it. Send tweet. Moved on with my night. Two games later, my dream came true and I celebrated a 3-homerun night for Kiké Hernandez and a NL pennant winning Dodgers team at my favorite sports bar, calling my dad with a huge smile on my face as he told me how happy he was for me that I got to experience this.
baseball  dodgers  world_series  2010s  twitter 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Summer 2019 | Fisher Earns “College of Distinction” Designation - St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College was among just 400 colleges and universities across the country to earn a 2019-2020 Best Colleges of Distinction designation.
Colleges of Distinction assess institutions based on four characteristics: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. According to the Colleges of Distinction website, the selection process includes research into each nominated school and an extensive interview; methodology is a mix of qualitative and quantitative information.
Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College, said that the Colleges of Distinction designation was especially meaningful because of the high value it places on student-centered educational experiences.
“Students are at the heart of the College’s mission statement and we are grateful to be recognized for creating an environment in which they can engage in intellectual inquiry, develop professional integrity, and embrace civic responsibility,” he said. “That has been the charge since our founding in 1948, and will continue to be the focus of our work as we move Fisher forward.”
Fisher’s five schools—School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business; Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; Wegmans School of Nursing; and Wegmans School of Pharmacy—all earned accreditation by regional, national, or international accrediting bodies. Small class sizes are taught by faculty members who earn recognition for their teaching excellence and scholarly initiatives.
Further enhancing its commitment to a student-centered learning environment, the College launched the Fisher Edge in 2018, an integrated approach to student success. The Fisher Edge offers opportunities for students to excel academically, benefit from team-based advising, get a head start with career exploration, take advantage of internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and achieve on-time degree completion in four years or less.
college  rochester  award  2010s 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
WERK feat. Mark Lanegan "Long Cold Race" LIVE - YouTube
Published on Jul 24, 2019
Koncert z Teatru Dramatycznego w Warszawie
Live from Teatr Dramatyczny Warsaw 23 11 2012
Zespół w składzie/ The band
Mark Lanegan - vocal
Maciej Werk - vocal
Wojtek Pilichowski - bass
Artur "Boo Boo" Twarowski - gitara
Tomasz "Żaba" Mądzielewski - perkusja
Realizacja i mix/sound and mix: Sebastian Binder
Realizacja video/video production: Kuba Szczapiński
music  concert  2010s  poland  lanegan  youtube  video 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Rochester NY: St. Josephats Festival celebrates our Ukrainian roots
Did you know Rochester has the third largest Ukrainian population in the U.S.?
The finishing touches are in place for the upcoming St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Festival that takes place on the grounds of the Irondequoit church Aug. 15 to 18. The varenyky potato dumplings are prepared. This week, volunteers were arriving to make golubtsi, or cabbage rolls.
By the end of the week, more than 30,000 people will have celebrated Ukrainian culture at the festival with food, music, dance and arts and crafts at the 47th annual festival hosted by St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church. It's all to introduce Ukrainian culture to the community while gathering with friends and family, said Daria Hanushevsky, a trustee of the church.
"It's a labor of love," said Hanushevsky 68, of Irondequoit.
rochester  ukrainian  festival  news  2010s  food  church 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
2019 BMW Z4
The Z4 roadster will reappear after a four-year hiatus, and this time it will be better equipped to serve its sports-car mission. Unlike its predecessor, it will be offered only with a soft top. If you're interested in a fixed-roof coupe, the similarly new Toyota Supra shares the Z4's six-cylinder engine, transmission, and underlying structure.
Engines, Ride, and Handling
The base engine is a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, which will come with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic; a manual transmission will not be offered, much to the disappointment of enthusiasts everywhere. Cars with the turbo four wear the 30i badge; stepping up to the M40i adds a 382-hp turbocharged inline-six. The Z4 is stout, too: BMW says it's the stiffest open-top car it has ever built. Handling was sharp and lively when we sampled one in Portugal; the steering was crisp, the transmission quick to shift, and the six-cylinder provided effortless power and sounded just as punchy. We haven't had the chance to sample a Z4 at our test track, but we estimate a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.2 seconds for the M40i and 5.0 seconds for the 30i.
cars  BMW  review  convertible  2010s 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Kate Winslet Suits Up for Peter Lindbergh Shoot in L’Uomo Vogue | Fashion Gone Rogue
Actress Kate Winslet trades in red carpet glamour for more down to earth style in the November 2015 cover story from L’Uomo Vogue. The British star of ‘Steve Jobs’ poses in menswear inspired pant suits and separates for the photo shoot captured by Peter Lindbergh of 2b Management.
Clare Richardson styled Kate in oversized coats, form-fitting jumpsuits and oxford style shoes for the black and white portraits. Looking like a true movie star, the blonde draws upon her acting experience in the moody shots.
Kate Winslet wears menswear inspired looks photographed by Peter Lindbergh
In an interview with WSJ. Magazine earlier this year, Kate revealed that she keeps her Oscar in the bathroom. “The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’ — and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed. They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical,” she told the publication.
actress  celebrity  fashion  model  photography  magazine  2010s  tie 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Top 3 Cafe POS systems for Small Coffee Shops 2019 - How to Open a Coffee Shop
Best Coffee Shop Point-of Sale Systems Review
Coffee shop point-of-sale (POS) systems provide coffee shop owners an easy way to process their customers’ transactions securely, while doing other functions like organizing their inventory and ingredient purchases.
POS systems play an enormous role in today's coffee shop businesses. That’s why choosing the best POS system for your café can be daunting, if not confusing.
We have taken the time to evaluate and compare several cafe POS systems based on several factors important to coffee shop business owners.
In today’s evaluation of POS systems, we will review three popular coffee shop POS systems. Unlike other Point-of-Sale comparisons or reviews, we have recorded our interaction with coffee shop owners who chose the best POS System for their café. Their insight played an important role of our Coffee Shop POS evaluation.
The Best Coffee Shop POS systems for 2019
Coffee Shop POS System Key Features How Much? More Info
ShopKeep Inventory Management, Multiple terminals $69 (transaction fees) Learn More
Square Low cost, great for mobile coffee business $0 (transaction fees) Learn More
Lavu Multiple terminals and locations, inventory management $69 plus transaction fees Learn More
coffee  business  finances  2010s 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Judas Priest Legend K.K. Downing Plays First Live Gig in 10 Years | Consequence of Sound
The metal icon jammed Judas Priest classics with Ross the Boss at Bloodstock festival
Longtime Judas Priest member K.K. Downing returned to the live stage for the first time in nearly 10 years over the weekend. The legendary guitarist joined Ross the Boss onstage for a handful of Priest songs at the Bloodstock festival in Derbyshire, England.
Downing parted ways with Judas Priest in 2011, but his last gig with the band took place October 17th, 2009, at Japan’s Loud Park festival. The guitarist, who had been with Priest for more than 40 years, had originally cited a retirement from the music industry as the reason for his exit from the band. However, last year, he admitted he had frustrations with the group, and actually had sent an angrier second resignation letter to the band that may have ruined his chances of returning to the iconic metal outfit.
At Bloodstock on Sunday (August 11th), Downing performed with Ross the Boss — the eponymous band led by guitarist “Ross the Boss” Friedman, onetime member of both Manowar and The Dictators. Together, they rocked four Priest classics: “Green Manalishi”, “Heading Out On The Highway”, “Breaking the Law” and “Running Wild”.
guitar  heavy_metal  concert  2010s  uk  music 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
An Oral History of the World's First Viral Credit Card: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
On August 23, 2016, Mark Jackson, under the rather aspirational handle Jackson Jetsetting, posted a nearly silent 45-second cinema verité video on YouTube of himself opening a package and pulling out the first ever viral credit card: the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
The premium credit card had just been released, and it was already dominating the Internet—at least, the parts of the Internet susceptible to domination by credit card. The offer seemed insane, and far too good to be true. It came with a 100,000-point intro bonus (worth between $1,500 and $2,000 on travel depending on how you valued the points), a $300 travel credit, bonus points for travel and dining spending, and access to hundreds of airport lounges across the world. The deal was so good, Chase had many borrowers downright giddy about ponying up what seemed to be a relatively paltry $450 annual fee.
Jackson’s spontaneous taping, which has garnered more than 20,000 views, represented a dream release for Chase’s credit card execs. And Jackson was hardly alone: Lots of otherwise well-adjusted and apparently high-earning adults posted videos of themselves delightedly unboxing credit cards like 4-year-olds unwrapping Dora the Explorer dolls.
The Reserve acquired more customers within two weeks than Chase had expected for 12 months, which helps explain why it cost the bank so much money up front. And the group skewed younger: More than half of all cardholders were under 35. The card was so popular that Chase temporarily ran out of the metal version.
Chase hired television personality James Corden to talk up the card in digital ads, and paid social media influencer Chrissy Teigen to embrace the card. But ultimately it was the card’s tremendous value that motivated so many burgeoning miles hounds to sign up.
However, those new customers didn’t come cheap. JPMorgan Chase lost hundreds of millions due to the huge intro bonuses that made the Reserve a must-have. And although we don’t know whether the bank’s executives were successful at tempting these new customers into a Chase car loan or mortgage, we do know that Chase has spent the past three years chipping away at the Reserve’s rewards.
We’re nearly three years on from that summer of credit card love, and the credit card scene has changed for the better. More than 90% of cardholders renewed their card, according to Chase (PDF), in 2018, and they rang up an eye-popping average of nearly $40,000 in spending on their plastic. Competitors have raced to catch up, as well. Citibank and American Express relaunched their premium travel cards to satisfy millennials’ wanderlust, with one Amex card face-lift (on the Gold) potentially pushing the Reserve from its perch.
Nevertheless, the Reserve remains the king of travel cards, at least in our eyes, though the usurpers are closer than ever to dethroning the king.
But why did the Chase Sapphire Reserve inspire avant-garde mini-docs by superfans in the first place? Why was it so desirable to millennials? What’s the real story behind the world’s first viral credit card?
That story has largely remained untold—until now.
video  2010s  credit_cards  advertising  unboxing  wirecutter 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Millennials' babies make up Generation Alpha, and they'll shape our future - Axios
They're tech heavy, extremely connected and the most senior among them is about 9 years old. Say hello to Generation Alpha.
Why it matters: Millennials are reaching universal adulthood, and Generation Z is coming of age. Generation Alpha is falling in line as the next group to shape our future.
By the numbers: According to McCrindle, a social research agency in Australia, Generation Alpha got its start in 2010, at a rate of 2.5 million births per week. They are primarily the children of Gen Y — Millennials born between 1980 and 1995.
What to watch: Here's where Generation Alpha is coming from and where they're likely going.
Technology: They've been wired all their lives. McCrindle's Ashley Fell says this
generation is part of an "unintentional global experiment," in which
screens are placed in front of children at the same time as pacifiers.
Alphas are accustomed to and reliant on instant information and communication.
Diversity is a standard for Alphas, with women in the workplace, the value of inclusion and a focus on equality as overwhelming norms.
Life markers such as marriage, children and retirement are expected to be delayed, much like previous generations.
Education is a strength for the group. Alphas are expected to surpass their predecessors, Generation Z, as the most formally educated generation in history.
Labor and tax dollars are expected to be in high demand from Alphas, with a boom in aging populations just around their adulthood.
Of note: Generation Alpha is still young, and much of what will come to define it remains unclear, Fell says.
1 fun thing: The name "Generation Alpha" is meant to define the group as a first: Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The demographic is the first to be born entirely in the 21st century.
millennials  gen_z  gen_alpha  2010s 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Take a Look Back at 20 Years of the Porsche 911 GT3
This hard-core version of the iconic 911 is worth celebrating.
Porsche is celebrating 20 years of the 911 GT3, which first arrived in 1999.
Introduced during the 996-generation 911's production run, the GT3 has always been a lighter, more hard-core version of Porsche's iconic rear-engined 911 sports car.
A GT3 version of the new 992-generation 911 is sure to arrive sometime in the near future.
The Porsche 911 GT3 turns 20 this year. We've grown to love the lighter, faster, beefed-up and hunkered-down version of the 911 over the years. Oh, who are we kidding? We loved it the moment we first drove it.
The GT3 was first introduced for the 911's 996.1 generation in 1999. It featured a stiffer and lowered suspension, increased chassis bracing, 100 pounds of shed weight, and a power increase of 64 horsepower from a delightful 3.6-liter flat-six, for a total of 360 horsepower. Sadly, this first-generation 911 GT3 wasn't sold in the U.S. By the time the updated 996.2 GT3 arrived, Porsche graciously decided to bring it to America, and the rest was history. Since then, the GT3 recipe has left us coming back for more.
While Porsche is offering no birthday gift in the form of a 20th-anniversary special edition, the company is presenting some spectacular photos of 911 GT3s new and old to celebrate this milestone. We also thought we'd take this chance to revisit a few of our favorite reviews and feature stories about each generation of the 911 GT3.
cars  porsche  history  2000s  2010s 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Russian Disinformation Distorted Reality in Ukraine. Americans Should Take Note. – Foreign Policy
Putin’s propaganda portrayed Ukraine as a fascist state filled with anti-Semites. Despite Ukrainians’ election of a Jewish president, the image has stuck.
As the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches, pundits in the United States are naturally looking back to 2016 in an effort to predict just what form Russian interference will take this time around—especially after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill last month, during which he warned, “They’re doing it as we sit here.” To understand the threat, Americans would do well to look at previous Russian disinformation campaigns. To gain a fuller picture of just what Russian interference could look like in 2020, it is necessary to look back at the Kremlin’s hybrid war in UkraineTo gain a fuller picture of just what Russian interference could look like in 2020, it is necessary to look back at the Kremlin’s hybrid war in Ukraine from 2014 to 2016.
Following the 2014 Euromaidan revolution, which saw Ukraine’s pro-Russian president deposed and the former Soviet republic beginning to tilt toward the West, Russia initiated a concerted effort—consisting of outright military aggression, proxy war, and disinformation—to delegitimize the new government in Kiev.
russia  ukraine  propaganda  disinformation  2010s 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Exclusive: Watch H&M Fall 2016 Video Campaign
Hari Nef, Lauren Hutton, Lion Babe, and more model the fall 2016 collection.
H&M has just debuted a new video for its fall 2016 collection and it might be its most inclusive to date. Beyond showing off the season's relaxed, '70s-inspired silhouettes, floaty fabrics, and floral prints, a wide range of women–from transgender model Hari Nef, to boxer Fatima Pinto, to '70s icon Lauren Hutton–celebrate beauty in all forms. It's all the better set to the catchy tune of Lion Babe's cover of "She's a Lady."
fashion  model  clothing  2010s  hair  video  music 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - Man in the Box LIVE - YouTube
Manuel Alamos Ibaca
Published on Aug 1, 2017
music  AIC  grunge  songs  youtube  concert  2010s 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Vocal Coach Reaction to Layne Staley - Alice In Chains - Man In The Box - Live - Ken Tamplin - YouTube
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Published on Mar 1, 2019
Vocal Coach Ken Tamplin gives his analysis of Layne Staley and Alice In Chains LIVE on Man In The Box!
Vocal Coach Reaction to Layne Staley - Alice In Chains - Man In The Box - Live - Ken Tamplin
It's a shame we had so many talented rock singers from the 90s leave us so early.
Lane Staley is one of those people.
His raw emotion, crazy energy, desperate passion, haunting emotion and stage presence was unprecedented for many of the rock singers from the 90s.
One of his most electric pieces was Man In A Box.
So I thought it appropriate to use this song as a vocal coach reaction and demonstrate myself what it takes to achieve this kind of power, authority and emotion in a song.
I also covered this song with my student Gabriela Gunčíková. I will put the link in the description below the video for anyone interested in checking it out.
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy - Where The PROOF Is In The Singing!
Here is a link to KTVA Student Gabriela Guncikova performing Man In The Box:
#LayneStayley #AliceInChains #ManInTheBox #Ken Tamplin #VocalCoachReaction
music  AIC  youtube  2010s  songs  review  grunge 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Gabriela Gunčíková - Man In The Box - TUTORIAL - Layne Staley - Alice in Chains - Ken Tamplin Vocal - YouTube
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Published on Nov 3, 2013
Gabriela Gunčíková - Man In The Box - TUTORIAL - Layne Staley - Alice in Chains - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Vocal Coach Ken Tamplin Coaches KTVA Student Gabriela How To Sing Like Layne Staley / Man In The Box / Alice In Chains.
Learn To Sing Like This!
music  AIC  cover  youtube  2010s  songs  tutorial  grunge 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Man In The Box - Gabriela Gunčíková - Alice In Chains-COVER-Layne Staley - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy - YouTube
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Published on Oct 24, 2017
Man in the Box - Gabriela Gunčíková - Alice In Chains - Layne Staley - Cover - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Layne Stayley, singer for Alice in Chains, was known for his raw, emotional vocal style, range, and power.
He was one of the greatest grunge singers of all time.
With great respect to the memory of Layne Staley, we submit KTVA Student Gabriela Gunčíková performing Man in the Box. We hope you like it.
music  cover  youtube  2010s  songs  AIC  grunge 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Apple Receives Accolade, Creative Marketer of the Year 2019
Cannes Lions has announced today that Apple will receive the Creative Marketer of the Year award in honor of the company’s creativeness in communication and marketing.
Cannes Lions Managing Director Simon Cook praised Apple, saying that the company is highly deserving of the award. Furthermore, Cook said that the company’s communications and marketing aspects consistently show creative excellence.
Tor Myhren, Marketing Communications VP, mentioned that Apple is humbled to receive the award, slated to be given at the Cannes Festival on June 21, 2019.
In 2018, the Cupertino-based tech company won the Music Grand Prix Entertainment Lion with its HomePod ad video entitled “Welcome Home”, directed by Spike Jonze and featuring FKA Twigs. Apple also gained accolades for its retail store experience “Today at Apple”.
2019 marks the first time Apple received such an award. Previous brands that received the Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year title include Coca-Cola, IKEA, McDonald’s, Samsung, Unilever, Burger King, Google, Mars, and Heineken.
apple  award  marketing  2010s 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Whiskey Cavalier TV Review
WHISKEY CAVALIER is an action series about a group of smart, but quirky, agents tasked with stopping some of the world’s most dangerous enemies. FBI Agent William Chase, code name “Whiskey Cavalier,” (Scott Foley) is an excellent, but sensitive, FBI agent who is getting over a difficult breakup. When he is sent on assignment to Moscow, he finds himself unexpectedly working with emotionally detached CIA agent Frankie Trowbridge (Laura Cohan) to bring in a suspected traitor, life starts getting interesting again. Soon the pair are heading up an inter-agency team of charismatic spies, including profiler Susan Sampson (Ana Ortiz), information technology guru Edgar Standish (Tyler James Williams), and CIA agent Jai Datta (Vir Das). Also working with them is Whiskey’s friend and fellow FBI agent Ray Prince (Josh Hopkins). As the team chases down some of the world's worst international enemies, they find ways to get along, even if they don't want to work together. 
Opposites attract in this mildly amusing action series thanks to the pairing of two spies from different agencies with contradictory personalities. But while Whiskey Cavalier has a few interesting moments, it’s hard to take most of it seriously. The plot lines are predictable, and the agents seem almost too casual while on the job. The result is a thrill-free series full of silliness combined with over-the-top action. 
2010s  CIA  crime_drama  FBI  humor  review  spying  tv 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
'Whiskey Cavalier' Review | Hollywood Reporter
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan and nicely shot international locations add some crackle to ABC's otherwise rudimentary relationship-driven espionage series.
There was a period when networks found it weirdly easy to churn out romantic action dramedies in which a pair of pretty people would bicker and flirt and fight crime. Sometimes they'd kiss. Sometimes we'd just desperately want them to kiss. And sometimes once they kissed, we realized how wrong we were for having wanted that in the first place.
It was the age of Moonlighting and Remington Steele and Hart to Hart and Simon & Simon — don't you dare tell me they were brothers — and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
You can find recent successes of varying scales. Castle was a long-running hit, but it was never fully comfortable with the relationship side of the storytelling. Chuck was beloved and had a reasonable run, but was always more of a cult success.
It's easier to point to failures like NBC's Undercovers or ABC's Thieves or The Catch or Take Two.
All ABC wants is for it to be the mid-'80s again. Is that so wrong?
The network's latest stab at this sort of fizzy throwback is Whiskey Cavalier, a romantic action-dramedy in which a pair of pretty people bicker and flirt and fight international crime. With a creative team plucked primarily from the comedy world — David Hemingson (Kitchen Confidential) created, Adam Sztykiel (Undateable) wrote the second episode and Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) executive produced — it's no wonder that Whiskey Cavalier thrives on the light and frothy side of things. At least it thrives on something!
If you approach the show looking for nicely shot European locations, a preposterously photogenic cast and the occasional witty barb, Whiskey Cavalier often delivers. Ask for anything more — plausibility, dramatic stakes, thoughtful timeliness, character nuance, etc. — and any disappointment you experience is on you.
2010s  CIA  crime_drama  FBI  humor  review  spying  tv 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
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