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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Robert Ervin is listening to what might be his new favorite song.The song, called "True Freedom," is about Ervin's life. It was written just for him, an experience he calls mind-blowing."I never thought my life was that important because I come from the streets, I come from the gangs, I come from selling drugs and going to prison," Ervin said.However, nearly 20 years ago, Ervin became a member of New Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in West Garfield Park and turned his life around.He eventually became a member of the MAAFA Redemption Project, which is an outreach program designed to improve the quality of life for at-risk young men of color."I could use my testimony to help other young men going through the same stuff that I went through," he said.Now, the journey of Ervin's life is captured in song.It's the result of a project called "Listen Up Chicago," a songwriting initiative that lifts up stories of service and sacrifice.It was founded by Jon Weber, who asked non-profit organizations on the West and Southwest sides to nominate someone...
    FOLLOWING the release of her re-recorded fourth studio album, Red (Taylor's Version), Taylor Swift has dropped two music videos. One of the videos - for the song I Bet You Think About Me - was co-written and directed by the singer's bestie, Blake Lively. 2Taylor Swift released a music video for I Bet You Think About Me on Monday, November 15, 2021Credit: 2021 Taylor Swift Who is Taylor Swift's 'I Bet You Think About Me' written about? Fans have already started picking apart the lyrics of Taylor's new-old song, I Bet You Think About Me, trying to decipher which of her exes the breakup song could be written about. The song was released on Taylor's second re-recorded album, Red. as a vault track. Vault tracks are songs Taylor cut from the original release of her albums. Red was originally released on October 22, 2012. Taylor's Version of the album came out on Friday, November 12, 2021. When Taylor first debuted Red, she had recently been through a few whirlwind romances. Shortly after a fling with John Mayer,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Caetano Veloso had written so many songs that he truly believed he was done creating music almost a decade ago when he released the Latin Grammy-winning album “Abraçaço.” “I still think that I have written too many songs along the years and decades,” the Brazilian legend, who has released over 50 studio and live albums, told The Associated Press in a recent interview from Rio de Janeiro. But, at 79, he has more things to say. Veloso is back with “Meu Coco” (which literally means “my coconut” but refers to the head), his first solo album since 2012. Released Friday by Sony Music Latin, it includes 11 new tracks — from the resounding female-driven title song to the thought-provoking first single, “Anjos Tronchos.” There’s also a new version of his “Noite de Cristal,” a sublime piece he originally wrote in the 1990s for his sister, Maria Bethânia. “Anjos Tronchos,” released one month ago, addresses “the technological wave that has given us laptops, smartphones, and the Internet,” as Veloso has written in production notes. The...
                        Nashville, Tennessee – Multi-Grammy®, CMA, and ACM Award-winning performer Steve Wariner has released a new Christmas album, Feels Like Christmas Time, today, October 15. The album features newly imagined arrangements of Christmas classics including “Silent Night,” “The First Noel” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” as well as six original holiday tunes, all written by Wariner. Christmas songs hold a special place in Wariner’s heart as his birthday falls on Christmas Day. His full name is Steven Noel Wariner. Feels Like Christmas Time is Wariner’s third Christmas album. He released Steve Noel Wariner, Christmas Memories in 1994, and in 2003 he released an instrumental album called Guitar Christmas. “I thought it was time to do another one,” he said. Written with Bill Anderson, there is one country-sounding song on the new record, “Christmas in Your Arms” but other than that the album has a more mainstream, traditional feel. (Both Alabama and Ruben Studdard have cut very different versions of this song.) “Every year I am writing new...
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    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill that repeals the state’s official song, which hailed from the Civil War era and referred to President Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and a “despot,” NPR reports. "Were repealing the state song. It is a relic of the Confederacy, which is clearly outdated and out of touch," Hogan, who is a Republican, said upon signing the measure on Tuesday. The song, “Maryland, My Maryland,” was written by James Ryder Randall, who served in the Confederate Navy, and is sung to the tune of “O Tannenbaum,” and was based on an 1861 poem written about the Pratt Street Riot in which Confederate sympathizers attacked Union troops when they were marching through Baltimore. This incident occurred just a few days before the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, according to NPR. “The despot’s heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland!” reads the song’s opening lines, referring to Lincoln, who was president at the time. It adds that Maryland residents should “burst the tyrant’s chain”...
    Sir Elton John has revealed his song Crocodile Rock was written as a joke and vows never to sing it again once his farewell tour is over.  The musician, 74, named the hit song when asked what song he 'can't get away from' during an appearance on footballer Troy Deeney's podcast last month. He said that Crocodile Rock was written as a 'pastiche', an imitation of the rock-and-roll records of the 1950s and 60s, and said he would 'throw a party' the last time he has to sing it. Performance: Sir Elton John has revealed his song Crocodile Rock was written as a joke and vows never to sing it again once his farewell tour is over (pictured on tour in 2019) During the interview, Elton was asked by Troy: 'Is there a song you can't get away from?'  He replied: 'The last time I have to sing [Crocodile Rock] I will probably throw a party,' he said. 'But people love to hear it.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I'm the fittest I've been': Elton John, 74, reveals his... ...
    The Best Pop Culture Quiz Games To Replace Your Trivia Night NFL Draft prospects 2021: Big board of top 100 players overall, updated position rankings © Getty Images "Josie and the Pussycats" is streaming on HBO Max. Getty Images "Josie and the Pussycats" directors hadn't written music before collaborating on songs for the film. Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan ended up cowriting several of the movie's signature songs. But it was a first for the filmmakers, who also worked with industry all-stars for the soundtrack. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans may recall the iconic "Josie and the Pussycats" soundtrack as one of their favorite parts of the movie, but the filmmakers behind the comedy had never written music before they collaborated on songs for the cult classic. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont cowrote and codirected the 2001 film, which follows struggling rock band the Pussycats as they're discovered by a nefarious record executive with an ulterior motive. The Pussycats' music, of course, features prominently in the film, and a whole group of artists...
    "Josie and the Pussycats" is streaming on HBO Max. Getty Images "Josie and the Pussycats" directors hadn't written music before collaborating on songs for the film. Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan ended up cowriting several of the movie's signature songs. But it was a first for the filmmakers, who also worked with industry all-stars for the soundtrack. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans may recall the iconic "Josie and the Pussycats" soundtrack as one of their favorite parts of the movie, but the filmmakers behind the comedy had never written music before they collaborated on songs for the cult classic.  Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont cowrote and codirected the 2001 film, which follows struggling rock band the Pussycats as they're discovered by a nefarious record executive with an ulterior motive.  The Pussycats' music, of course, features prominently in the film, and a whole group of artists (including Kaplan and Elfont) assembled to write, produce, and perform the soundtrack.  Legendary musician Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds led the charge as the executive producer, and teamed up with Gigolo Aunts' Dave...
    Marshall Light StudioMark CampbellIf you’re a Minnesota Opera fan, you know Mark Campbell’s name. The extravagantly talented and prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning librettist and lyricist has written 40 operas, so far. Five were commissioned by MN Opera and premiered here: “Silent Night” with composer Kevin Puts, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Music; “The Manchurian Candidate” with Puts; “The Shining” with Paul Moravec; “Memory Boy” with Reinaldo Moya; and “Dinner at Eight” with William Bolcom. A sixth MN Opera commission, “Edward Tulane” with Paola Prestini, based on the book by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, was set to premiere at the Ordway on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Fundraising was under way for a recording project that would have led to a CD and a national television broadcast. COVID canceled everything. A glimpse at the “Upcoming” page on Campbell’s website shows you the rest of his year. Like most artists, his commitments and appearances (and two more world premieres) were erased. He used part of that time to launch the Campbell Opera Librettist Prize (COLP), the first annual award in opera history...
    Fans of Nirvana may do a double-take when they hear 'Drowned in the Sun,' a new song created by artificial intelligence that simulates the songwriting of late grunge legend Kurt Cobain. Engineers fed Nirvana's back catalog to Google's AI program, Magenta, which analyzed it for recurring components and then developed an entirely new track. The voice on 'Drowned in the Sun,' is 100 percent human, though—provided by Eric Hogan, lead singer of the Atlanta Nirvana cover band Nevermind. The song is just one release from The Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, a project developed by the nonprofit Over the Bridge, which spotlights mental health issues in the music industry. Other AI-generated 'lost' tracks have taken their cue from Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse, who, like Cobain, died at age 27. Scroll down for video Over the Bridge used Google's AI, Magenta, to generate a 'new' Nirvana song, 'Drowned in the Sun. The system was fed dozens of Nirvana songs, stripped down to their individual elements and inputted one at a time According to Over the Bridge,...
    Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Taylor Swift released her second "from the vault" song on Wednesday, titled "Mr. Perfectly Fine." The cheeky breakup track was written around the time she split from Joe Jonas in 2008. Fans are sharing jokes about Jonas being "attacked" and his lasting impact on Swift's songwriting. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Taylor Swift surprise-released her latest rerecorded song on Wednesday — or, as one fan put it, she "woke up this morning and decided that Joe Jonas is gonna have a bad day." The rerecorded version of Swift's sophomore album "Fearless," which will arrive on Friday, includes six songs "from the vault." These were written before the album's original 2008 release, but left off the final tracklist "for different reasons." "Mr. Perfectly Fine" is the second previously unreleased song that Swift has shared so far. "Mr. 'Perfect face' / Mr. 'Here to stay' / Mr. 'Looked me in the eye and told me you would never go away,'" she sings. "But that...
    Seaweed Is the World’s Fastest Growing Food Source: Try These 9 Tasty Seaweed Snacks Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns gets emotional boost from dad attending first game since moms death © Kevin Mazur/WireImage Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton split in 2015, but the exes will always share the moving ballad "Over You." The country singers co-wrote the 2011 song, which is based off the death of Shelton's older brother, Richie, who died in a car accident in 1990 when he was 24.  In an interview with Essentials Radio on Apple Music, Lambert, 37, opens up about writing the song with the 44-year-old singer, giving a rare look into their marriage.  "My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother, and it's one of those moments where even if you're married to someone, sometimes you find something new about them," Lambert shared. "Dudes don't open up about things, but he started telling me about the experience of it all. And I was like, 'Have you ever written about it?'" Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Lambert said that Shelton's father,...
    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is looking to join forces — and voices — with other singers and musicians from around the globe. The award-winning choir is hoping to accomplish that goal via its “I Won’t Stop Singing My Praise” World Choir Project, which the 35-year-old Oakland organization launches this weekend during its biennial Gospel Music Conference. Organizers are inviting choirs, vocalists and other performing artists from all over the world to sing or otherwise perform along with “I Won’t Stop Singing My Praise,” an original song that Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Artistic Director Terrance Kelly wrote to help encourage people going through the COVID-19 pandemic. The performers are asked to record their renditions and then send their video submissions to Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir by April 3. They will be edited together into a music video for “I Won’t Stop Singing My Praise,” which will then premiere at Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s annual free Spring Musical on April 24. “This song has been written for this moment,” Kelly says in a news release. “For joy: these songs are joy. For...
    Photo: Baby who inspired ‘Baby On Board’ has written the new episode of ‘The Simpsons’ / Via FOX Samantha martin, who inspired the iconic song of ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Baby on Board’ when she was just a baby and which was the work of her father, she has now written the most recent episode of the series. Martin participated as co-writer of the new episode titled, ‘Yokel Hero’ next to his father Jeff, who was the writer of the classic episode of 1993, ‘Homer’s Barbershop Quartet’. In 1989, when I was one, my dad told my mom that we were going to move from NYC to LA so he could write for this « new cartoon. » pic.twitter.com/N2QyBXhXwp – Samantha Martin (@HiMyNameSam) March 7, 2021 You might also be interested in: The Simpsons are renewed for two more seasons In the classic episode of ‘The Simpsons’, Homer form a group of barbers under the name, Be sharps, whose classic song, ‘Baby On Board’ was sung on the roof of the tavern of Moe, alluding to the last concert of the Beatles....
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to make his debut as a music video star, with B. Praak’s new song “Baarish ki jaaye”. The actor has released the poster of the video on social media. In the psoter, the actor sports a stylish beard, shades and a printed shirt with trendy patterns. The song is written by Jaani and the video is directed by Arvind Khaira. Jogira Sara Ra Ra Director Kushan Nandy Shares His Feelings on Being in Touch With Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma During Lockdown. “Sardiya Khatam, ab ‘Baarish ki jaaye’. Presenting my first music video featuring extremely talented @sunanda_ss. Beautifully sung by @bpraak and superbly written by @jaani777 and amazing video by @arvindrkhaira Kuch alag karne ki koshish, umeed hai apko zarur pasand ayega. #BaarishKiJaaye #DesiMelodies @Desimelodies,” wrote Nawaz, as caption with the poster image. Nawazuddin Siddiqui To Start Shooting for His Upcoming Film ‘Jogira Sara Ra Ra!’ From February 25. Check Out Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Tweet Below: Sardiya Khatam, ab ‘BAARISH KI JAAYE’. Presenting my first music video featuring extremely talented @sunanda_ss Beautifully...
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up wooden crosses and sang Church hymns outside of Cyprus’ state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry for the Eurovision song contest — titled “El Diablo” — that they say promotes satanic worship. Some of the protesters, including families, held up placards reading in Greek, “We’re protesting peacefully, no to El Diablo,” “Repent and return to Christ” and “Christ saves, Diablo kills.” The broadcaster and the singer of the song insist it has been misinterprested and the song is actually about an abusive relationship between two lovers. The protest came several days after the powerful Orthodox Church called for the withdrawal of the song that it said mocked the country’s moral foundations by advocating “our surrender to the devil and promoting his worship.” The Holy Synod, the Church’s highest decision-making body, said in a statement that the song “essentially praises the fatalistic submission of humans to the devil’s authority” and urged the state broadcaster to replace it with one that “expresses our...
    Woody Allen has long-denied molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child and he believes the idea to frame him came from the lyrics to a song titled 'With my daddy in the attic'.  The accusations against the Oscar-winning filmmaker have come to light again following the release of a HBO documentary this week that re-examines the decades-old allegation that he molested Dylan in the attic of their home when she was seven. Allen has long claimed that his ex Mia Farrow fabricated the claim against him and planted them in Dylan's mind after learning that he was having an affair with the actress's then-22-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.  The 85-year-old filmmaker is now married to Soon-Yi.  He has previously contended that the lyrics to a song written by Dory Previn, the ex-wife of Soon-Yi's father Andre Previn, prove his innocence.  The accusations against Woody Allen have come to light again following the release of a HBO documentary this week that re-examines the decades-old allegation he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen is pictured with wife Soon-Yi Previn in...
    Colombian pop superstar Shakira has become the latest artist to sell the rights to her catalogue of 145 songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the investment firm said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus crisis crushes concert earnings. The three-time Grammy-award winner, famous for her songs such as “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Underneath Your Clothes” and the 2010 FIFA World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” has sold over 80 million records and has a strong following on music streaming platforms Spotify and YouTube. The pandemic has all but shut down live concert earnings and a growing list of musicians have sought to monetize their back catalogs. Bob Dylan sold his back catalogue last month and he has been followed by others, such as Neil Young. A surge in online music streaming, which has sent several old hits back to the top of today’s charts, has added to the draw for investors. JP Morgan said Hipgnosis was an attractive investment given its long-term revenues due to copyright laws. “At eight years old, long before I sang, I...
    Ringo Starr says he wanted to give the gift of a little joy at the end of 2020. The former Beatle released the video to his latest song, “Here’s To The Nights” — penned by writer Diane Warren — along with a message to fans. “When Diane presented this song to me I loved the sentiment of it. This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in,” he said, “I wanted it out in time for New Year’s because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on. So here’s to the nights we won’t remember and the friends we won’t forget — and I am wishing everyone peace and love for 2021.” Starr enlisted some starry pals including Paul McCartney, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl and Lenny Kravitz to sing on the track. The song is the lead single from his EP “Zoom In,” which we’re told he will release in March.
    A new song from the hit Broadway show Hamilton has been released, but this ditty was not written Lin-Manuel Miranda – it was create by artificial intelligence. A film production student at California’s Chapman University used an machine learning model capable of producing written content from simple commands. The system, named Calamity A.I, was fed 45TB of text data and then Elis Weiss, the human mastermind, entered one sentence: ‘Here are the lyrics to a new song from the hit musical Hamilton: An American Musical.’ The AI returned a full song of lyrics with four versus, a chorus and bridge that included the characters from the story. However, the system added a few extras to its version – Eliza gave Hamilton syphilis, which he then proclaimed Hillary Clinton as his new lover. Scroll down for video  A new song from the hit Broadway show Hamilton has been released, but this ditty was not written Lin-Manuel Miranda – it was create by artificial intelligence. A film production student at California’s Chapman University used an machine learning model capable of...
    As soon as Dec. 1 rolls around, the Christmas songs start streaming. Whether you love Christmas queen Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" or a classic tune such as Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Spotify comprised a list of the most-streamed holiday songs of all time. "What strikes me most about the list is it shows how much listeners still love the classics year after year, but are also embracing the newer music that comes along," Shanon Cook, Spotify head of global culture and trends communication, told the "Today" show. "There aren't too many music categories where you’ll see both Ariana Grande and Elvis Presley among the top spots." "A successful holiday song is one that evokes some sort of atmosphere, whether it's comfort, coziness, the thrill of being reunited with family and friends, or longing to see someone you love," she added. CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS ALBUM, 'MY GIFT’ Check out the top 10 list below based on streams from Jan. 1 to Dec. 7, 2020: 1. Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You"...
    With 15M cases & nearly 290K deaths, US awaits first vaccine authorization Manhunt underway in Florida for suspects who tortured, executed two truckers What the Lyrics of the 12 Days of Christmas Song Actually Mean It resurfaces every holiday season, along with gingerbread, mistletoe and kissing balls, and Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. The classic carol, the "12 Days of Christmas” (or also written "The Twelve Days of Christmas"), is a yuletide tradition every bit as reliable and beloved as trimming the Christmas tree or making a batch of your favorite eggnog. Who can’t recall at least a few of the strange and downright silly-sounding gifts mentioned (repeatedly) in the lyrics, which range from a partridge in a pear tree all the way up to 12 drummers drumming? After all, the Christmas song is not only a standard of carolers from coast to coast, but it’s the type of catchy little tune that stubbornly lodges itself in your head, too, playing on repeat as you prepare the Christmas ham and start your gift wrapping. © Creative_Outlet Here's the 12 Days...
    There’s a new Christmas single out this year -- but it’s for your dog.  On Wednesday, pet food company Tails.com released a pop song made specifically for dogs called “Raise the Woof!”  The song is “based on sounds and noises dogs enjoy,” the announcement said. That includes squeaky toys, whistling, barking and several phrases including “sit,” “good girl,” “good boy,” “treat” and “dinner time.” “Raise the Woof!” is apparently the first-ever tune made just for dogs, according to Tails.com.  “We call it ‘waggae’ -- reggae designed to wag tails,” the announcement said.  DACHSHUND RESCUES CHIWEENIE FROM MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK IN COLORADO In order to find just the right mix of sounds, producers played more than 500 noises for a focus group of 25 dogs. Then the track was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, according to the announcement.  OWL FOUND INSIDE ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE AFTER 3 DAYS WITHOUT FOOD The song already appears to be popular among dogs. Owners have posted videos of their pooches reactions to the tune with tilted heads, wagging tails and even some barks of...
    BOSTON (AP) — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Northeastern University associate English professor Ryan Cordell posted a video on Twitter of himself performing a tweaked version of Parton’s signature song, renamed “Vaccine,” that has drawn tens of thousands of views. The lyrics, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / I’m begging of you, please go in my arm / Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / Please just keep me safe from COVID harm,” were written by linguist and author Gretchen McCulloch, who posted them online and invited people to record them. “I love that song. I love Dolly Parton. And I don’t know — I was inspired,” Cordell told The Boston Globe on Tuesday. “So I went and grabbed my guitar.” Parton’s $1 million gift to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University helped researchers develop Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, announced this week. Cordell grew up with Parton’s music, thanks to his parents and grandparents, and he called Parton’s appearance at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival as one...
    (CNN)Listen to the lyrics of David Duchovny's new song and you may think he had a crystal ball.The actor/author/musician's latest song, "Layin' on the Tracks," asks "Have you seen what it's like/At the razor's edge?" a line which feels like it was written to describe our latest election.The song is political, but Duchovny isn't a prophet. More so a person trying to process all that's been happening in the world."It's tricky because I've never really written a political song before. I just don't," he told CNN. "I just don't think specifically like that."But with his new album being pushed back because of the pandemic he thought why not try and get the song out there before the election?Read More"That's the first time I've ever tried to time something so that it spoke to a certain moment," Duchovny saidThe X-Files finale marks likely end to long search for truthThe "Californication" star told CNN that he's been trying to be as thoughtful as possible about the pandemic, social justice and the demonstrations this summer, expressing that can be "tricky" for him as...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards show changed up the format during its telecast on Trinity Broadcasting Network to focus on performances and stories of hope. The awards show has normally been held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke and Joel Smallbone, who perform as for KING & COUNTRY, also picked up an award for short form video of the year for their duet with Dolly Parton. Tauren Wells won contemporary Christian artist of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. Tasha Cobbs Leonard won gospel artist of the year and rapper Kayne West, who is on the ballot in some states as a presidential candidate, won for rap/hip hop recorded song of the year, his first Dove Award. The band Skillet won rock/contemporary album of the year and rock/contemporary recorded song of the year. New artist of the year is We...
    (CNN)"His clothes are dirty, but his hands are clean. And you are the best thing that he's ever seen."Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" was an instant hit. From Duran Duran to Ministry, countless music groups have taken a crack at one of the most popular love songs of the late '60s. For decades, the song was thought to have been written for the 1969 film, "Midnight Cowboy."But in transcripts of a 1971 conversation with Dylan that are going up for auction, the song is revealed to have been written for Barbra Streisand. The transcripts are from an interview that took place over several days between Dylan and friend Tony Glover. They were reportedly for an Esquire article that Glover had been writing, though the story was never published. In the conversation that took place on March 24, it's clear that Dylan wrote the song for her, not necessarily about her. "You said Father of Night was written for a play, and Lay Lady Lay was done for Midnight Cowboy," Glover says. Read More"Actually it was written for Barbra Streisand," Dylan...
    High-Profile Kidnapping Plot Inflames Pakistan Political Crisis Wales Liam Williams to play for Scarlets ahead of Scotland clash Shawn Mendes Says Every Song Hes Ever Written Is About Camila Cabello © Kevin Mazur/AMA2019/Getty Images for dcp Camila Cabello isn't just Shawn Mendes' duet partner. She's also his muse.  The "In My Blood" singer sheds a little light into his relationship with Cabello in the new trailer for his Netflix documentary, In Wonder -- and says "every song" he's ever written is about her.  "My song comes on the radio or something and I'm like, ‘Everything's about you. They're all, they have always been about you,'" Mendes shares at the end of the trailer, released on Tuesday. "She goes, ‘What do you mean?' Like, 'They're all about you. Like every song I've ever wrote.'"  Mendes and Cabello, who collaborated on 2015's "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and 2018's "Senorita" started dating in July 2019. The former Fifth Harmony singer makes a few appearances in the trailer for the upcoming doc, which will take fans behind the scenes of...
    Bruce Springsteen, “Letter to You” (Columbia) Has Bruce Springsteen written a “Letter to You” to say goodbye? The Boss turned 71 just last month. Although his fitness, spirit and the actuarial tables would suggest he has plenty of music left in him, it’s hard to miss the valedictory feel and sense of loss that pervades this new album. Its centerpiece is “Last Man Standing,” which Springsteen has explained was inspired by George Theiss, one of his mates in the teenage Jersey band the Castiles. Theiss’ recent death left Springsteen as the lone survivor of his first band. He’s seen colleagues in the E Street Band fall, too, onstage foil Clarence Clemons most prominently, along with organist Danny Federici. He surely sees all of them by his side in the song “Ghosts,” where he sings, “Meet you brother and sister on the other side.” Similarly, in the album’s concluding song, Springsteen sings that “death is not the end and I’ll see you in my dreams.” For a man who once sang “Glory Days” to mock someone stuck in high school, Springsteen...
    Indie-pop singer-songwriter Finn O'Sullivan's songs are so dreamy, they could score a wedding or a rom-com. Take her latest, "Every Time," a slow, romantic ballad she recorded with her friend Jamie Lammers, written about a relationship she wanted to work out. The track begins with the drawn-out echoes of an electric guitar and O'Sullivan's soft voice. She and Lammers might as well be sitting next to you in your living room, singing by your side; the effect is almost uncomfortably intimate, and shows how O'Sullivan draws audiences into her personal life through music. The eighteen-year-old, in her first year at Metropolitan State University, has been making music since she was a kid. Idolizing Taylor Swift, O'Sullivan picked up a guitar at twelve, and her parents, both musicians, taught her to play. It took a few years for the songwriter to take her music outside of her bedroom, though; she broke into the Colorado music scene a few years ago, performing at coffee shops like La Vita Bella and the Roost in Longmont. Related Stories Bring Music Home Chronicles...
    Hed: True Blue Denver jazz cornetist Ron Miles just dropped his latest album on Blue Note Records. When Denver-based cornetist Ron Miles recorded an album last fall, he had no idea it would come out on Blue Note Records, the renowned jazz label with an eight-decade legacy. Miles made the album, most of which was written when his father was near the end of his life, over a weekend in New York with guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Brian Blade, bassist Thomas Morgan and pianist Jason Moran. A few months after recording the album, Frisell, who released his last two records on Blue Note, asked Miles if those tracks they made together had a home yet. While there were already a few labels interested, Frisell asked if he could play the collection for Don Was, who took over as president of Blue Note in 2012. Related Stories Colorado Music Hall of Fame Honors East High School Denver-Bred Ron Miles and Bill Frisell Are Among the Greatest Collaborators in Jazz Love Reigned at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame's...
    Kendra Muecke calls Los Angeles home these days, but for two years she lived in Denver. Although her time in Colorado was short, it made enough of an impact that she focused an entire album around one song inspired by a trip through the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. “They have a buffalo-roaming area out there,” Muecke says. “I had just written this poem about buffalo. I drove through this section of this national park and then wrote the chord progression in the buffalo roaming area to the 'Buffalo Walk' song. So it’s always been super close to my heart.” She shelved 'Buffalo Walk' until she could properly record it, but it later served as the center of her third album of Thank you, which dropped on September 25. Muecke, who performs as Kendra & the Bunnies, considers the fifteen tracks of psychedelic-tinged Americana to be a concept album of sorts that centers around "Buffalo Walk," the last track on the record.Related Stories Playing Wind Instruments and Singing Can Spread COVID-19. Now What? Jayme Stone Wrestles With...
    Amanda Kloots plans to release late husband Nick Cordero's last song on the occasion of their third anniversary, September 3rd. The 38-year-old widow just announced her plans to release the track Not Far Away, after revealing how she helped pen the final lyrics to the almost-finished piece of music.  Last week the fitness instructor told fans how she had teamed up with the composer Rickey Minor to complete the single Cordero had started but didn't get to finish.  Special tribute: Amanda Kloots penned the final lyrics to her late husband Nick Cordero's unfinished musical track, ahead of his tragic death last month 'I've been wracking my brain for weeks trying to think of what to do or where to go on this day to make it easier,' the mother-of-one said of the date she tied the knot with Cordero, who passed away from coronavirus complications.   She continued: 'I don't think there's an answer, the year of firsts is always hard.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nick Cordero's former Broadway castmates to perform special... ...
    Miley Cyrus revealed that her famous break-up song “Slide Away” was written a year before her and ex-husband Liam Hemsworth split. “I wrote ‘Slide Away’ before my breakup,” the 27-year-old singer shared during an interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe. The comments were noted by E! News in a piece published Thursday. “I wrote ‘Slide Away’ in February of the year before.”  (RELATED: Miley Cyrus Admits She May Not Have Married Liam Hemsworth If Wildfire Hadn’t Happened) “And I just keep speaking these things into existence,” she added. “So, you know what? That’s why I’ve also, I’ve decided to use my language to love myself, and to really create what I want to be my reality. Because otherwise, I keep doing the opposite. I burnt my house down with my words.” (RELATED: Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Split Up After Being Married For Less Than A Year) #MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus debuted at #8 on the Rolling Stone Top 100! They do not count radio play! pic.twitter.com/nDd5f2YQ4O — Miley Cyrus Source (@MileySourceNews) August 20, 2020 “The Last Song” star‘s went...
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    Yahoo recently published an editorial calling for cancellation of the Star Spangled Banner. According to various activists, the current National Anthem is deeply problematic. The problem isn’t so much the song itself, or the lyrics, but the guy who wrote it. Francis Scott Key, who penned it after seeing British warships bombard Fort McHenry in Baltimore, was a slaveowner and a racist. Key was also born 250 years ago, at a time when virtually everyone was racist by our standards, and relatively few people had any serious problem with slavery. But he should have known better than to be born in the 18th century. At bottom, that is the real crime committed by many of the historical figures being posthumously canceled by the mob today. They all were born in a time when people were less racially enlightened than we are. That’s their fault, apparently. They should have chosen a more virtuous century to be born in. Read members only content for just 99¢You’ll also unlock an ad-free experience and the Daily Wire mobile app and help support the web’s best conservative...
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