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murderbytelevision:

broadcastarchive-umd:

From the Rockford Files (NBC, 1974-1980), starring James Garner.

RIP, sir.

murderbytelevision:

broadcastarchive-umd:

From the Rockford Files (NBC, 1974-1980), starring James Garner.

RIP, sir.

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behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: July 14, 1967 - “Bee Gees 1st”, the US debut album by the Bee Gees is released. Produced by Robert Stigwood and Ossie Byrne, it is recorded at IBC Studios in London from March 7 - April 14, 1967. Following their breakthrough success with their twelfth single release “Spicks And Specks” (#3 AUS Pop) in Australia in late 1966, The brothers’ father Hugh will send demo tapes of their work to The Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Epstein will pass the tapes on to Robert Stigwood (Cream), who will invite the band to come to England in February of 1967 to audition for him. Impressed by what he hears, Stigwood will become the band’s manager, with the Bee Gees moving by to their native UK. He will secure them recording contracts with Polydor Records in the UK and Atlantic Records subsidiary Atco in the US. The album is actually the third full length release by the band, but is their first to be released internationally. It will spin off three singles including “New York Mining Disaster 1941” (#14 Pop), and “To Love Somebody” (#17 Pop) the latter of which is originally intended for Otis Redding. The albums’ cover is designed by artist/musician Klaus Voorman. “Bee Gees 1st” will peak at number seven on the Billboard Top 200.

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npr:

theparisreview:

“So they were childish and childlike. Forgive them. They wrote a dozen of the finest songs of the twentieth century. The Bee Gees were children of the world.”
Bob Stanley on the elephant in the discotheque.

Groove on!
– Alexander

Yes!!

npr:

theparisreview:

“So they were childish and childlike. Forgive them. They wrote a dozen of the finest songs of the twentieth century. The Bee Gees were children of the world.”

Bob Stanley on the elephant in the discotheque.

Groove on!

– Alexander

Yes!!

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behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: July 4, 1970 - “American Top 40” makes its debut broadcast on the ABC Radio Network. The three hour long syndicated program (later expanded to four hours) is hosted by radio personality Casey Kasem counting down the top 40 singles in the US as determined by Billboard Magazine. It is an instant success becoming one of the longest running radio shows in history. Originally broadcast on only seven radio stations, by the 1980’s it will be carried on 520 stations in the US and heard in over 50 countries around the world. The success of AT40, will spin off into a weekly television show called “America’s Top 10”, also hosted by Kasem, running from 1980 until 1992. Casey Kasem will host “American Top 40” until 1988 (replaced by Shadoe Stevens), then from 1998 to 2003. Still being broadcast today, “American Top 40” has been hosted by Ryan Seacrest since 2004.

Love American Top 40 and still listen to it on SiriusXM. RIP Casey.

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dailydot:

The gender-based segregation in the IeSF World Championships came to light when fans criticized the Finnish Assembly Summer 2014 Hearthstone tournament for only allowing male participants.  the Finnish tournament has only enacted this rule because its tournament feeds into the IeSF World Championship. The IeSF, therefore, is ultimately responsible for Assembly’s “no men in Hearthstone” rule.

The IeSF’s explanation for this segregation? “The decision to divide male and female competition was made in accordance with international sports authorities, as part of our efforts to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports.”

By enforcing this segregation-by-gender in its World Championships, the IeSF is propagating the myth that women are inherently less talented at playing video games competitively than men. If anything, esports offer an advantage to traditional sports in that men and women begin on an even playing field, by default.

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So they missed equestrian sports, which are Olympic events and not segregated by gender? Because I would think e-sports would be the same.

Or mixed doubles tennis?

Or pairs skating and ice dance?

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salon:

If you think there’s competition in today’s market places, you’re wrong.

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Fun and informative!

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Wait, what? I love Food Riot. Bad year for my fave sites (RIP TWoP)

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the culture vulture. Since 1983. turned 3 today! 
Marvel at the cupcake!

the culture vulture. Since 1983. turned 3 today!

Marvel at the cupcake!

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The Voice of Rock and Roll

newyorker:

Sarah Larson remembers Casey Kasem: http://nyr.kr/1q2qldc

“Unconcerned by cool, and possibly unaware of what cool was, he was a clean-cut, sweater-wearing authority, somewhere between disc jockey and anchorman.”

Photograph: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty.

(Source: newyorker.com)