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“I would be happy to know that even one of my own lines will have served a poet in the future.” Yevgeny Yevtushenko reading in Paris.

A million years ago, I did a high school project on him…

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“I would be happy to know that even one of my own lines will have served a poet in the future.” Yevgeny Yevtushenko reading in Paris.

A million years ago, I did a high school project on him…

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Summary: In the beginning, there was Sherlock Holmes. And Holmes brought forth the brilliant doctor House, embodied by the lovely Hugh Laurie. Who prior to that in Fortysomething played a slightly less brilliant doctor, Paul Slippery, who begat three sons, the eldest of which was played by the equally-lovely-if-somewhat-peculiarly-named Benedict Cumberbatch. Who of course grew up to play Sherlock. And the Universe looked upon its work and pronounced it good. And then my head exploded.

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There’s a tune that you’ve probably heard throughout your life. It’s nine notes long, and it’s almost always used to signal that something vaguely Asian is happening or is about to happen.

You know what I’m talking about. The tune’s most prominent role is probably in that 1974 song, “Kung Fu Fighting.” It comes in right as Carl Douglas is singing that anthemic “Oh-hoh-hoh-hoah.”

The tune is ubiquitous. And like many things that are just in the air, few ever ask where it came from. But we did.

How The ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ Melody Came To Represent Asia

Photo credits: (Top) Michael Putland/Getty Images and Courtesy of Martin Nilsson

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So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.

God, what a Mary Sue.

I just described Batman.

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On this day in music history: August 26, 1978 - “Get Off” by Foxy hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #9 on the Hot 100 on November 11, 1978. Written by Ish Ledesma and Carl Driggs, it is the biggest hit for the Miami, FL based Cuban American R&B band led by singer, songwriter, and musician Ish Ledesma (born Ismael Angel Ledesma). Originally formed in 1976, Foxy will become the house band for TK Records when the label’s top act KC & The Sunshine Band become too popular and busy to remain at home in Florida. The song “Get Off” will be created out of an onstage improvisation while the band are playing at a club in Ocean City, MD. The song’s trademark disco call annoys the club manager so much that he threatens to the throw the band and their equipment out into the street. Not wanting to back down from such a threat, Ledesma and Driggs will go back to the motel where they’re staying, and finish writing “Get Off”. They play it at the club the next night and true to his word, the club manager fires the band and has them physically tossed out. They will return to Miami the next day, and upon their return play the song for their label boss Henry Stone at TK Records. Stone loves the song and tells them to cut it immediately. Sung by Ish and Carl, the track is recorded at Studio Center Studios in Miami, FL with producer Cory Wade (Peter Brown). The single also features the female vocal group Wildflower on background vocals. Within just a few weeks of its release, the funky and risque single will become a smash in the clubs, quickly crossing over to the R&B and pop charts. “Get Off” will sell over a million copies in the US, and is recognized today as one of the definitive records of the Disco Era.

Love this song - pure funk.
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On this day in music history: August 26, 1978 - “Grease” by Frankie Valli hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also peaking at #40 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Barry Gibb, it is the second solo chart topper for legendary lead vocalist of The Four Seasons born Francesco Castelluccio. Following the Bee Gees work on the soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever” and as the group are wrapping up filming on the Robert Stigwood helmed “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, Barry Gibb will be asked by Stigwood to write the theme song  for film adaptation of the long running hit musical “Grease”. Gibb will quickly write the song on his own,  cutting the track at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL in April of 1978. Guitarist Peter Frampton, Gibb’s co-star in “Sgt. Pepper” will play guitar on the track. Barry Gibb will also be instrumental in bringing in Frankie Valli to sing the title song to the film. Released as the second single from the “Grease” soundtrack on May 6, 1978, it will quickly become a smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #69 on May 27, 1978, it will climb to the top of the chart thirteen weeks later. “Grease” will be Valli’s second solo number one (seventh overall) giving him a span of nearly sixteen years since his first number with The Four Seasons in 1962. The success of the song will drive sales of the “Grease” soundtrack to over 8x Platinum in the US, and worldwide sales of over twenty eight million copies. At the time of its domination of the charts, it will be the second largest selling soundtrack album of all time after “Saturday Night Fever”. “Grease” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Never remember hearing then that Frampton played the guitar.
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On this day in music history: August 25, 1975 - “Born To Run”, the third album by Bruce Springsteen is released. Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, and Jon Landau, it is recorded at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY, and The Record Plant in New York City from January 1974 - July 1975. After the poor initial sales of his first two albums “Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ” and “The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle”, the critical third album will be Springsteen’s last shot to prove his commercial viability or be dropped by his label Columbia Records. Springsteen and his band will spend over fourteen months in the studio laboring over the album until he feels it is perfect. Even upon completion of the album, Springsteen will still be unsure and nervous about its chances in the commercial marketplace. His doubts will be quelled after he leaks an early version of the title track to rock radio. The positive response it receives will stoke demand for the album among the musicians’ loyal fanbase, and will finally attract the attention of radio. Upon its release, “Born To Run” will be a commercial and artistic triumph for the New Jersey born rocker, spinning off two singles including the title track (#23 Pop), with several other songs on the the album (“Thunder Road”, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, “Backstreets”, “She’s The One”) becoming rock radio staples, and highlights of Springsteen’s epic live concert performances. The albums’ iconic cover photo (taken by photographer Eric Meola), features Bruce holding his trademark ‘53 Fender Esquire while leaning on saxophonist Clarence Clemons shoulder. The picture is taken during a three hour long photo shoot, and is selected out of 900 frames shot by the photographer. The cover will become most of the most imitated and parodied images in rock history. In 2005, the album will be reissued as a three disc box set to commemorate its 30th anniversary. It will include a remastered version of the original album and two DVD’s. The first being an extensive documentary about the making of the landmark album titled “Wings For Wheels”, which will win a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 2007. The third disc is a complete and previously unreleased live concert filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in November of 1975, and additional footage from a show filmed at Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in May of 1973. “Born To Run” will peak at number three on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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