In honor of her passing, a clip of her being hit on by a drunk Serge Gainsbourg.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
I don't care about the Grammys. The last time i watched them was at my college bar. Old Dirty Bastard stored the stage and Shawn Colvin had a horrified look on her face. That being said, I'm on the fence as to weather or not think of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver as a douchebag or not for his decision to not play the Grammys this year. He's nominated for 4 awards and was asked to play , but refused because he wasn't comfortable with a collaborative appearance. On one hand he is standing up for artistic integrity, but on the other the other the move reeks of pretension. What do you think?
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Don Cornelius, the host of the legendary Soul Train, was found dead of an apparent suicide. As a journalist in the Civil Rights Era, Cornelius recognized the lack of a televised venue for soul music. The show he first aired on a low-power station in Chicago became one of the longest-running syndicated hits.
From the show's debut in 1971, the always smooth Cornelius was the master of ceremonies for performances by a who's who of soul legends, including Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Diane Ross, Aretha Franklin and the Isley Brothers. Cornelius coolly presided over each episode's party, interviewing guests in a soft baritone. After an interview with The Supremes' Mary Wilson, he displayed his own flawless moves on the "Soul Train" line. He was host until 1993 when he stepped down. Soul Train continued on until 2006. He was 75.