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Hackers Play F**k Trump on Local FM Stations

It Grows! Going after the big networks takes a bit of a concerted effort…But coming to your radio soon…

Hackers Use Known Vulnerability That Radio Stations Ignored to Put Anti-Trump Song on Local Airwaves

Hackers have been targeting a bug in a particular low-power FM radio transmitter to play the YG and Nipsey Hussle song “F–k Donald Trump” live on air on more than a dozen local radio stations around the country. The attacks take advantage of a vulnerability that was disclosed in April 2016, but that many stations still haven’t addressed. The vulnerability occurs when a certain model of Internet-connected transmitter doesn’t have a strong password restricting access and isn’t behind a firewall or VPN. The stations that use the equipment are all small-radius, low-power FM stations, though, so “F–k Donald Trump” probably won’t be coming to larger networks any time soon.


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The Library of Congress to Preserve Gloria Gaynor’s Anthem – “I Will Survive”

Gloria Gaynor was made famous by her huge hit song in 1978 “I Will Survive” Most people didn’t know it, but her backstory was pretty rough, and the song really is about her survival though horrific circumstance. The original studio version of this (which I would have to go back in my vinyl collection to find) is by far and away the best. Sometimes in the process of re-mastering, or re-recording a song for 12″ or digital distribution the artist’s emotion and energy behind the song gets lost.

Gloria Gaynor on the lasting legacy of “I Will Survive”

When you’re in Gloria Gaynor’s recreation room, listening to her jukebox, what song do you think you’re gonna hear?

Her 1978 hit “I Will Survive,” of course.

The Library of Congress has just chosen her disco anthem for preservation as a key artifact of american culture.

“That song taps into the inherent survival instinct, and it taps into the tenacity of the human spirit,” Gaynor told CBS News.

Gaynor wasn’t singing lyrics off a sheet of music — she was singing her own life story.

Growing up in poverty, the victim of childhood sexual abuse, she had an accident six months before recording the song that left her temporarily paralyzed from the waist down as she headed to the studio.

She was in a back brace while recording the song. “That is why I was able to sing that song with such conviction.”

The song changed her life. Number one in five countries, “I Will Survive” won Gloria Gaynor a Grammy, while becoming the universal anthem for those struggling to overcome challenges.

“With this song, and only with this song, I am able to give people something that they take home with them, something that they make a part of their lives,” Gaynor said. “It is absolutely a blessing.”

A blessing for the singer, and for everyone who’s ever needed to hear her message.

This is the video version…

This is the best live version I could find, which is close to the level of intensity of the original pressing. It was recorded in Argentina in 1980, and includes both the English and Spanish versions.

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Posted by on March 26, 2016 in Music, From Way Back When to Now


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The Black Simon and Garfunkel and Art Garfunkel

This was a riot on Fallon!

Black Simon & Garfunkel sing “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, with a little help from the real Art Garfunkel.

This is The Weekend’s Hit Song – “I Can’t Feel My Face”


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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life


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Norwegians Sing of Peace and Love to Deny Killer

Now = This is the way to let scumbags like Breivik know exactly how his fellow countrymen feel about him and his despicable acts.

Thousands gather in Norway to denounce Breivik

 Tens of thousands of rose-waving Norwegians gathered in rain-drenched Oslo Thursday to deride mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a song he hates, viewing it as Marxist indoctrination.

Some 40,000 people, according to police, massed in the rain at a square near the courthouse where Breivik is on trial for his July 22 attacks that killed 77 people, to sing “Children of the Rainbow” by Norwegian folk singer Lillebjoern Nilsen.

Inside the court, the 33-year-old accused right-wing extremist sat listening without showing emotion to powerful testimony from survivors of his bloodbath on the ninth day of his trial.

Last Friday, Breivik had said that Nilsen was “a very good example of a Marxist” who had infiltrated the cultural scene and that his song was typical of the “brainwashing of Norwegian pupils.”

Protesters ranging from elderly in wheelchairs to young school children streamed into Youngstorget Square wearing colourful raincoats and carrying Norwegian flags and roses, which have come to represent Norway’s peaceful response to the horrifying attacks.

The culture ministers of the Nordic countries were also at the square to participate, while other similar events were to take place across Norway.

Norwegian Culture Minister Anniken Huitfeldt admitted she had wept as Nilsen led the chorus and the crowd sang along, waving roses in the air.

Afterwards they walked slowly together, still singing the song, to the courthouse to add their roses to the piles of flowers already lining the security barriers outside in memory of Breivik’s victims.

The song is an adaptation of US folk singer Pete Seeger’s “My Rainbow Race” and is very popular in the Scandinavian country. Its chorus goes: “Together, we will live, each sister and each brother, small children of the rainbow and a green earth.”

“The song has never been so beautiful before,” said Lill Hjoennevaag, who was one of people who started a Facebook campaign last Friday in reaction to Breivik’s comments about Nilsen’s song, calling on the public to “reclaim the song” and sing it together near the courthouse.

“The turnout was far better than I had expected,” Hjoennevaag told AFP.

Only around 5,000 people had announced on the social networking site that they would be participating.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in The Post-Racial Life


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Lionel Richie on Love and Keeping Marriage Alive

Lionel Richie, Barry White, and Teddy Pendergrass have to account for about 1/2 of the marriages in the US with their crooning over the past 25 years. After a long time out of the public eye Richie ha started hitting the public circuit again.

A new album in the making?


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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Music, From Way Back When to Now


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Paul Simon – “Sounds of Silence” at Ground Zero

This one strikes me as symbolic of the mixed feelings about what has become of 911, and the way it has been used to justify war and atrocity by the Bush Administration – and even today is used in political advertisement.

This 1965 song was written after the JFK assassination. It is widely interpreted as a peon of the willingness of people to buy into false leaders, and false causes – and the failure to listen and communicate because it is easier to follow a leader than think.

I think the “false prophets” in this version are the Giuliani and Bushes who used the event so cynically for political purposes,  in the case of Bush to lead us into another war, or the case of Carl Rove as another “wedge issue” to divide America.

This is the Ground Zero version –

This is the original Simon and Garfunkel version before an electronic background was added for the Album –

My favorite Paul Simon song?

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