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On ‎11‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 12:39 PM, JYP said:

 

Jake, you need to calm down.

 

Somebody in the business finally chimed in on the low-talent spectacle that is Taylor Swift:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/12/28/taylor-swift-fight-big-machine-shows-privilege-hypocrisy-beau-davidson/4415025002/

 

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"she is a pandering phony and an even bigger bully..."

 

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Ha! This industry-loving hack is trying to assert that you need “vocal talent” to be successful. Toby Keith (and many many others) prove otherwise. 

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2 hours ago, MyTwoSense said:

She is a piece of work and I blame Kanye's ass for this.

 

Meanwhile, here is the "Beau Davidson" who wrote the opinion piece for The Tennessean.  Looks like he's been tooling around Nashville for 10+ years and he's going to gain more fame from this opinion piece than any of his own music:

 

 

Plus, he sang to Trump, and meant it:

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

Plus, he sang to Trump, and meant it:

 

 

The girl in this video looks almost exactly like the singer, but with only half of the hairdo.

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2 hours ago, Ram23 said:

 

The girl in this video looks almost exactly like the singer, but with only half of the hairdo.

 

Half the hairdo, but her head is otherwise pretty symmetrical.  I fear that if she grew that hair out she'd immediately demand to speak to the manager. 

 

This Beau Davidson character has one of the more curiously asymmetrical faces in...The World of Entertainment.  The eyes are sort-of crossed, his nose is a mishmash of two noses, and then his mouth takes an unexpected turn to the northeast. 

 

Looking at it again, it's as if the bridge of the nose, level with the bottom of the eyes, is veering to the right. But as the bottom half of the nose itself straightens, the nostrils continue along the top half's wayward path.  Plus, the guy gives the initial impression of being one of those Australian guys in country music, so we're startled by his lack of an accent.   

 

Still, he gets a thumbs up in my book for that opinion piece - I'm pretty amazed that a low-key publication like The Tennessean ran it.   

 

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On 1/1/2020 at 11:24 PM, jmecklenborg said:

 

Half the hairdo, but her head is otherwise pretty symmetrical.  I fear that if she grew that hair out she'd immediately demand to speak to the manager. 

 

This Beau Davidson character has one of the more curiously asymmetrical faces in...The World of Entertainment.  The eyes are sort-of crossed, his nose is a mishmash of two noses, and then his mouth takes an unexpected turn to the northeast. 

 

Looking at it again, it's as if the bridge of the nose, level with the bottom of the eyes, is veering to the right. But as the bottom half of the nose itself straightens, the nostrils continue along the top half's wayward path.  Plus, the guy gives the initial impression of being one of those Australian guys in country music, so we're startled by his lack of an accent.   

 

Still, he gets a thumbs up in my book for that opinion piece - I'm pretty amazed that a low-key publication like The Tennessean ran it.   

 

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I'm pretty sure this guy wants to tell us about our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

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Does Harry/Meghan news belong in the UK thread anymore?

https://www.the-sun.com/news/251084/the-queens-surrender-to-harry-and-meghans-selfish-demands-may-prove-the-biggest-mistake-of-her-reign/


 

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But that’s only the start. Letting them keep their titles to amass a Kardashian-sized fortune cashing in on their royal status will be a grotesque abuse of the monarchy and taxpayers who fund it.

 

What will the public get in return? Nothing.

 

Meanwhile this revered 1,000-year-old institution will be reduced to an Instagram marketing tool for one jaw- droppingly self-centred young couple.

 

We never really thought this scandal could threaten the monarchy.

 

But its image looks in mortal danger and its finances may have to be rapidly reviewed if Harry and Meghan still receive seven-figure sums from Charles despite having £30million in the bank.

 

We appreciate the Queen’s plight, at 93 and wanting only the best for the grandson she loves.

 

But this was a moment not for a fudge but for ruthlessness to secure the monarchy’s future: No money, no titles, no using the royal name.

 

Do your duty, in full, or go it alone, in full, as private citizens.

 

 

 

Ouch, ouch, and ouch. 

 

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Articles like that are the reason why they are doing it in the first place.


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Billie Eilish is an industry invention!  I paid no attention to this person until about two months ago when I watched some sort of big-time interview of her.  About a minute in I became suspicious.  It was a little too good to be true.  I think everyone wants to believe that she and her brother wrote and recorded those songs in their family's house so bad that if you point out NO WAY, considering she was already under contract from Interscope, you're...the BAD GUY.  

 

Next career move - she unbaggies.  So we'll see a Miley Cyrus devolution, or some such.  I'm predicting a flame-out.  The golden teen with the aw-shucks-how'd-I-get-famous shtick won't evolve into much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

Billie Eilish is an industry invention!  I paid no attention to this person until about two months ago when I watched some sort of big-time interview of her.  About a minute in I became suspicious.  It was a little too good to be true.  I think everyone wants to believe that she and her brother wrote and recorded those songs in their family's house so bad that if you point out NO WAY, considering she was already under contract from Interscope, you're...the BAD GUY.  

 

Next career move - she unbaggies.  So we'll see a Miley Cyrus devolution, or some such.  I'm predicting a flame-out.  The golden teen with the aw-shucks-how'd-I-get-famous shtick won't evolve into much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My daughter loves her, and while the darkness of some of her stuff makes me not all happy about that, the willful de-sexualization of her image is another matter.   Damn, I sound like a dad LOL.

 

This speculation comes from her parents being in the industry of course.   It’s possible.   Lydia Night (The Regrettes) also has industry parents and she seems genuine.    There’s always some degree of hype and marketing, and that leads to suspicion.

 

With Lorde, the speculation was that she was quite a bit older than she claimed, because she looked it.  In the Royals video she looked almost exactly like Holly, who was 32 at the time. I’m not sure anything ever came of that, but then again she hasn’t been heard from much.

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13 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

Billie Eilish is an industry invention!  I paid no attention to this person until about two months ago when I watched some sort of big-time interview of her.  About a minute in I became suspicious.  It was a little too good to be true.  I think everyone wants to believe that she and her brother wrote and recorded those songs in their family's house so bad that if you point out NO WAY, considering she was already under contract from Interscope, you're...the BAD GUY.  

 

Next career move - she unbaggies.  So we'll see a Miley Cyrus devolution, or some such.  I'm predicting a flame-out.  The golden teen with the aw-shucks-how'd-I-get-famous shtick won't evolve into much more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

geez you really go out of your way to bash women. its disturbing. no you did not just hear of her about two months ago (give or take, huh?). come on. yes everybody knows she is a media invention. so what. so are boy bands and a lot of pop hip hop acts, like drake. or like jonas bros and lil nas x, who were also on the grammys. i mean it would be different if you laid it on like that on for them or like the strokes. if the kids like it who cares.

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A very good WR, an even better filmmaker apparently!

 

University of Akron alum Matthew Cherry wins Oscar for animated short ‘Hair Love’

By Robin Goist, cleveland.com

 

LOS ANGELES, California -- Matthew A. Cherry, a former University of Akron and NFL wide receiver, won an Academy Award on Sunday for directing “Hair Love," which won best animated short film.

 

The nearly seven-minute film, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, depicts an African-American father’s experience of styling his young daughter’s hair for the first time.

 

“We have a big team that we have to thank, but time is running short, so I just want to say that ‘Hair Love’ was done because we wanted to see more representation in animation,” Cherry said during his acceptance speech alongside producer Karen Rupert Toliver. “We wanted to normalize Black hair.”

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A Dayton-made documentary just won an Oscar tonight.

 

Dayton filmmakers give shout out to Buckeyes during Oscar acceptance speech for 'American Factory'

 

Dayton, Ohio is both the setting of an Oscar-nominated documentary and home to its filmmakers, Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar and Steven Reichert, who won an Oscar Sunday night for Best Documentary (Feature).

 

“American Factory” follows a Chinese billionaire as he opens a new automotive factory in the former General Motors plant in Dayton. The documentary sheds light on the clash of culture between the Chinese and American workers.

 

More below:

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/state/dayton-filmmakers-give-shout-out-to-buckeyes-during-oscar-acceptance-speech-for-american-factory

 

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 2:33 PM, mrnyc said:

 

 

 

geez you really go out of your way to bash women. its disturbing. no you did not just hear of her about two months ago (give or take, huh?). come on. yes everybody knows she is a media invention. so what. so are boy bands and a lot of pop hip hop acts, like drake. or like jonas bros and lil nas x, who were also on the grammys. i mean it would be different if you laid it on like that on for them or like the strokes. if the kids like it who cares.

 

We go to great lengths to out fake low-class background stories.  But we're not so used to dealing with a fake bohemian background.  The entertainment industry has cultivated Ms. Eilish's persona using a mix of language that speaks to both young and old.  It's a brilliant marketing campaign.  But it's just as fake as everything else that comes out of LA.  

 

We had a clickbait campaign this week that posited 18 year-old Billy Eilish as the grand auteur of our time and tired old Eminem as the Karen-Boomer.  She and her brother grew up literally within walking distance of the record company she signed with at age 16 because her parents who worked right next door concocted the whole scheme.  I mean, at least Taylor Swift's rich parents moved the family from Pennsylvania to Nashville in their quest to turn her into a fake country star.  The O'Connells didn't even have to do that.  If it didn't work out, oh-well their modest bungalow is still worth $2 million.   

 

I'm sure that the movie 8 Mile would read like Ben Hur or Lawrence of Arabia to today's teenagers in LA, but that doesn't change the fact that Eminem is just about as close to a 100% authentic low-class figure as has ever touched pop culture, and that all of the LA people laugh at everyone who had to work crappy jobs and take a chance to move to their candy land turf.   Imagine what it's like being a 48~ year-old from nowhere who took huge chances and succeeded in conquering popular music and then you look out on a digital landscape of teenagers on their little phones making fun of you?  

 

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Saw a beautiful film called "A Portrait of a Lady on Fire" at the Cedar-Lee today. Never saw a movie that uses music in such a sparing, and impactful  way. The ending will blow you away. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^Yes, it was great.  Saw 1917 a couple months ago and loved it for different reasons - it was shot amazingly well, imo.  Different use of music, but it kept the intensity up the entire film.


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Any of you guys been watching the ever-so-classy documentary Tiger King in this Coronavirus isolation?

 

i just finished it and am obsessed. There are some nice, subtle Ohio tie-ins in the documentary too, like a couple minutes on when all of the exotic animals were freed and killed in Zanesville in 2011 as well as a shot of Northgate Mall near Cincy

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53 minutes ago, SWOH said:

Any of you guys been watching the ever-so-classy documentary Tiger King in this Coronavirus isolation?

 

i just finished it and am obsessed. There are some nice, subtle Ohio tie-ins in the documentary too, like a couple minutes on when all of the exotic animals were freed and killed in Zanesville in 2011 as well as a shot of Northgate Mall near Cincy

 

I'm 3 episodes in.  Please no spoilers.   All I can so thus far is there is no surprise that Florida plays a central role!  

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2 hours ago, SWOH said:

Any of you guys been watching the ever-so-classy documentary Tiger King in this Coronavirus isolation?

 

i just finished it and am obsessed. There are some nice, subtle Ohio tie-ins in the documentary too, like a couple minutes on when all of the exotic animals were freed and killed in Zanesville in 2011 as well as a shot of Northgate Mall near Cincy

 

Yes.  Like a train wreck...hard to look away, but when done you don't feel very good about it.


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2 hours ago, SWOH said:

Any of you guys been watching the ever-so-classy documentary Tiger King in this Coronavirus isolation?

 

i just finished it and am obsessed. There are some nice, subtle Ohio tie-ins in the documentary too, like a couple minutes on when all of the exotic animals were freed and killed in Zanesville in 2011 as well as a shot of Northgate Mall near Cincy

 

It's the "White Trash" Game of Thrones.  Brilliant television. 


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7 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

 

It's the "White Trash" Game of Thrones.  Brilliant television. 


It is! They all have their own messed up kingdoms for sure.

 

Theres a number of memes coming out, and I made this one myself for the Dayton area. Would have loved to focus more inside city limits but the characters lent themselves pretty well to this breakdown

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I don't know much about Riverside but whatever I've heard around town is not good. I think CDM said something about avoiding "sides".

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9 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

 

It's the "White Trash" Game of Thrones.  Brilliant television. 

 

My brother works in trash reality TV (i.e. the husband-killing show Snapped - he and his wife sometimes go out in public wearing matching Snapped t-shirts) and knows a lot of the people who worked on this show.  They "all came over from Animal Planet", he told me, so there were a lot of people with experience around the big cats.  The people in reality TV with experience around exotic animals command a premium. 

 

In other reality TV news, a girl I went to OU with was a cameraman on Deadliest Catch for a few years and parlayed that into a recent Director of Photography gig for Naked and Afraid

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I was a fan of Dennehy's work. He also played Jackie Presser in the 1992 movie "Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story" set predominantly in Cleveland.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/actor-brian-dennehy-dies-81-n1185581


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:46 PM, SWOH said:


It is! They all have their own messed up kingdoms for sure.

 

Theres a number of memes coming out, and I made this one myself for the Dayton area. Would have loved to focus more inside city limits but the characters lent themselves pretty well to this breakdown

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oh geez that centerville pic looks silly close to my father in law, who lives in centerville. lol.

 

 

 

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I'm sad today. I still listen to Kraftwerk's music often. These guys were way ahead of their time....

 

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2020/05/06/kraftwerk-founder-florian-schneider-dead-at-73/?fbclid=IwAR06oGhwN44Q_eAj_ksg4cmsInn2qy6YRC19rum6cyBlOTv_Nxgcc8tIVAY

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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^I don't know that they were "ahead of their time" so much as they were real musicians and songwriters who happened to use early analog synthesizers.  Most of the DJ's, electronic "artists", or whatever you want to call them who took over American pop music in the 2010s are hype and salesmen first and foremost.  They tend to lack the self-awareness and campy sense of humor that made Kraftwerk's catalog...human. 

 

 

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There were way ahead of their time. Period.


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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