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  1. REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK Forget About All Those Films, This Year It's the Sundance Free Stuff Festival By SHARON WAXMAN Published: January 28, 2005 PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 - The director David Slade, who is British but lives in Hollywood, learned a new word at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "Do you want to be gifted?" he was asked on one of his first days here, where he has a film, "Hard Candy," in competition. The debt-laden director soon learned that one of the latest rituals of attending Sundance is being showered with free stuff, a practice known as gifting. "There's cellphones, hair dryers, jewelry, jeans, makeup," Mr. Slade marveled. "You feel a mountain of guilt. You feel immoral." "Then it's, 'Sure, I'll take it!' " he added. "And the joke of it is, I walked away with more money than I got paid for the movie." Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/movies/m...ial/28sund.html
  2. Chris Rock Hip-Hops Into Oscar Gig By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press Writer BURBANK, Calif. - Chris Rock's eyes darted around the room, studying the chattering group of international print journalists. He licked his lips, clasped his hands ... and only dropped one F-bomb as they questioned him in a variety of accents.... ...How did Cates choose Rock as host? "Billy is doing a show in New York," he said, "Steve Martin is doing a movie..." Rock cut him off. "Ellen DeGeneres has crabs. Jay Leno's got a gig. They got to the R's. Burt Reynolds said no. Read more
  3. Irish rock star Bono talks during the session 'The G-8 and Africa: Rhetoric or action ?' at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Bono warned the leaders of rich countries they were carrying the hopes of a generation with promises to end poverty in Africa. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...xyuddk97_photo0
  4. The ad doesnt specify male or female I think its just a google system problem, not a real ad
  5. That thing is fast - but the picture they found of me is old and I hadnt shaved for days!
  6. Emma Bunton still uses Spice Girl vibrator! Emma Bunton has confessed that fellow Spice Girl Mel B once gave her a giant vibrator - and she still uses it regularly. She told US shock jock Howard Stern: "Mel gave me a vibrator - I still use it. http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/23152004.htm
  7. I always assumed you were half the man I am, but hey, congrats anyway, young man
  8. Saying "au revoir" to longtime friend and collaborator Nicolas Fromageau, Anthony Gonzalez goes it alone for M83's third LP, a mammoth collusion of synth gasps and distorted swirls that's darker and more urban than its meadow-bound 2002 predecessor, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. Of course, if Gonzalez had gone ahead with only epic Vangelis modulations, Before the Dawn Heals Us would collapse under hollow ponderousness. Instead, he weaves a solid rock backbone into his tangerine-dream landscaping with steady doses of highly effective live drums, gigantic post-MBV guitar, and sharper, more defined songwriting that helps to beef up the diaphanous symphony. Read the full review here: http://pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/m...-heals-us.shtml
  9. Thanx for the post, MusicHead. I merged your comments with the review above. Welcome to BK... :scratchin:
  10. Once the textbook definition of adolescent "emocore," Omaha singer/songwriter Conor Oberst redefines himself with this Americana masterpiece. The album perfectly recounts his first memories of staying in New York City, and the metropolis rarely gets a folk singer to chronicle its streets this lucidly; he frequents its parties and stumbles down its streets like a midwestern transplant instead of a jaded hipster, weaving the personal and the political more fluidly than most singers even care to try-- and the consummate tunefulness just strengthens those moments where he pinches a nerve. http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/best/ 1/24/05
  11. Heard the cut "My Friends Have", and I was kind of shocked - Mary Anne Faithful rocks! --DudeAsInCool *** Its kind of sad that in america marianne faithfull is known for just 2 things "as tears go by" and her love affair with mick jagger...im here to tell you that ms. faithfull has made some of the best albums in the last 20 years, starting with "broken english and now "before the "Before the Poison"...This album is both decadent and beautiful...5 of the songs are co-written by p.j. harvey..."my friends have" is a non-stop churning song that keeps coming at you..her nick cave collabration "crazy love" is the centerpiece of this marvellous lp, its sheer beauty is astounding. most of the songs are only aided by an acoustic guitar, a crying violin and some tinkling piano....except for "desperanto" also co-written with nick cave which is a sonic blast to you ears and then fades into "city of quartz" with just her tortured voice over some chimes, a fitting close to another marianne classic...this is another album starting with "broken english" then 1995's "secret life",1999's "vagabound ways" and 2002's "kissin time" that make a body of work that surpasses all her sixties cronies, she is by far the most important artist from the 60s'...and for my money the best artist over that last 15 years....this album is a hidden gem, just like her other albums... WJ Pelligrinio, Amazon 1. The Mystery Of Love 2. My Friends Have 3. Crazy Love 4. Last Song 5. No Child Of Mine 6. Before The Poison 7. There Is A Ghost 8. In The Factory 9. Desperanto 10. City Of Quartz
  12. File swapping vs. Hollywood Published: January 25, 2005, 12:13 PM PST By John Borland Staff Writer, CNET News.com Firing the first shots in a legal battle likely to be felt across the technology industry, Hollywood studios and record labels asked the Supreme Court to give them new ammunition in their fight against file swapping. Backed by a diverse coalition of influential groups, including the Bush administration's top lawyer and the Christian Coalition, the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America on Monday asked the court to overturn previous rulings that have let file-swapping software companies such as Grokster operate with only minimal legal restrictions. http://news.com.com/File+swapping+vs.+Holl...tag=cnetfd.buzz
  13. The number of competitors to Internet Explorer is surprisingly large and diverse. The most commonly mentioned alternatives are Mozilla and its cousin, the recently released Firefox 1.0, two browsers descended from Netscape, the early Internet company that is now part of AOL. Firefox is a Web browser pure and simple. Mozilla uses the same basic core (known as Gecko) and adds tools for reading e-mail, chatting and composing Web pages. If you are considering making the leap to a different browser, there are other choices, too. A Norwegian company, Opera, is selling its browser (though a free version that displays advertising is available as well). Apple has Safari, which builds on one called Konqueror, from the world of Linux. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/27/technolo...basi.html?8hpib
  14. Hot Off the Web: Gossip and Design Guidance By LOCKHART STEELE Published: January 27, 2005 N a recent day, the cyberdesign world was buzzing. Bloggers at apartmenttherapy.com had discovered the mystery manufacturer of a hot paint color called Fresh Melon Green. Over at treehugger.com, bamboo coffins were the talk of the moment. A post at Design Sponge, meanwhile, praised ceramic bowls that double as wall sconces. Read all about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/27/garden/27blog.html
  15. STATE OF THE ART Videotape to DVD, Made Easy By DAVID POGUE Published: January 27, 2005 Whoever said "technology marches on" must have been kidding. Technology doesn't march; it sprints, dashes and zooms. That relentless pace renders our storage media obsolete with appalling speed:5¼-inch floppies, Zip disks or whatever. And with the debut of each new storage format, millions of important files, photos, music and video have to be rescued from the last one. At the moment, the most urgent conversion concerns videotape, whose signal begins to deteriorate in as little as 15 years. Rescuing tapes by copying them to fresh ones isn't an option, because you lose half the picture quality with each generation. You could play them into a computer for editing and DVD burning, but that's a months-long project. You could pay a company to transfer them to DVD, if you can stomach the cost and the possibility that something might happen to your precious tapes in the mail. There is, fortunately, a safe, automated and relatively inexpensive solution to this problem: the combo VHS-DVD recorder. It looks like a VCR, but it can play or record both VHS tapes and blank DVD discs, and copy from one to the other, in either direction. Pressing a couple of buttons begins the process of copying a VHS tape to a DVD, with very little quality loss. (You can't duplicate copy-protected tapes or DVD's, of course; only tapes and discs you've recorded yourself.) And if your movies are on some other format, like 8-millimeter cassettes, you can plug the old camcorder into the back of this machine, hit Play, and walk away as the video is transferred to a DVD. Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/27/technolo...its/27stat.html
  16. ROCK REVIEW | BRIGHT EYES Call Him Supersensitive, He's Crafty Too By JON PARELES Published: January 27, 2005 Part way through Bright Eyes' set at Town Hall on Tuesday night, the band's leader and songwriter, Conor Oberst, turned to confer quietly with Mike Mogis, its producer, pedal-steel guitarist and mandolin player. "Hey, no secrets!" came a shout from the audience. Bright Eyes fans take for granted that Mr. Oberst will reveal his every thought to them, from romance to personal philosophy to politics. He's the image of sensitivity: skinny and a little gawky, with hair cut to fall across his soulful eyes. He has the Midwestern manners of someone who grew up in Omaha, although he has lately made himself a second home in New York City. And his voice has a stuffy-nosed earnestness, quivering as he seems to blurt out exactly what's on his mind. When he's in his roots-rock mode, mixing country and folk-rock that echoes Bob Dylan, his tunes seem as natural as folk songs. Read the full review: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/27/arts/music/27brig.html?hp
  17. Geraldo, interviewed late Tuesday night on top Los Angeles talker KFI, said: "Wait until you see the case against Jackson totally fall apart. Michael Jackson did not molest this kid. Period. The charges against him are fake. "They have been created by grifters to cash in on a beleaguered and besieged guy. He is being railroaded here by a district attorney who is out of control, who is about to retire." http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3mj.htm
  18. I know someone is having some guilty pleasures tonite. Could it be you?
  19. Children Charged With Felonies Over Violent Drawings POSTED: 7:00 am EST January 26, 2005 OCALA, Fla. -- Two boys, ages 9 and 10, were charged with felonies and taken away from school in handcuffs, accused of making violent drawings of stick figures. The boys were arrested Monday on charges of making a written threat to kill or harm another person, a second-degree felony. The special education students used pencil and red crayon to draw primitive stick figure scenes on scrap paper that showed a 10-year-old classmate being stabbed and hung, police said. The boy depicted in the drawings told his teacher, who took the sketches and contacted the school dean, Marty Clifford. Clifford called police, who arrested the boys after consulting with the State Attorney. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/family/4130377/detail.html These were Special Ed kids!!! :reallymad: :reallymad: :reallymad:
  20. A condemned killer who twice avoided death last year was executed Tuesday night as the Supreme Court refused on a 5-4 vote to block the lethal injection. Troy Kunkle, 38, spent more than half his life on death row for shooting a man and robbing him of $13 in Corpus Christi. The 1984 shooting gained notoriety with disclosures that Kunkle, from San Antonio and then 18, quoted lyrics of a song by the heavy metal rock group Metallica after 31-year-old Stephen Horton was gunned down. http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/01/26/executions.ap/
  21. I've driven by the train tracks numerous times. There are no fences - no safe guards, other than the posts that come down before the train roars by. I think trains should have sequences so they know what the hell is in front of them. Of course, if they had conductors, someone could see what the hell is ahead
  22. Today, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers filed 24 separate copyright infringement actions against nightclubs, bars, and restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia. These establishments (listed below) have publicly performed the copyrighted musical works of ASCAP's songwriter, composer and music publisher members without receiving their permission to do so, resulting in lost income. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050124/245738_1.html?printer=1
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