Use the following and you may lose a sizable portion of a mixed-age audience: Alger Hiss Record album Tet TV test pattern Pong Bay Rum Justin Timberlake The Cloud Boy George Hank Williams Diana Rigg Mosh pit Saturday Evening Post Toll...Show More Summary
Hank Williams was born on this day in 1923. We're marking the occasion with our usual open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the perfume you most recently saw marked down somewhere, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
Sturgill Simpson has been h ailed as the second coming of Hank Williams and Merle Haggard. But despite a lot of lip service, country radio and the Nashville establishment have failed to give him his due. Simpson doesn't care what they think, but he does care about hypocrisy, and he...
In the past few years, actor Tom Hiddleston is everywhere. You may know him as Loki in the Marvel universe movies, or Jonathon Pine in the miniseries The Night Manager, or Hank Williams in the film I Saw the Light, or any of his many other roles. Show More Summary
Call him a revisionist or label him a revivalist; either way, the sound defined by Dale Watson harkens back to an earlier era when artists like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Ray Price pioneered a genre now commonly called Americana....Show More Summary
NFL’s DeAngelo Williams had a Walking Dead themed wedding! – US Weekly Did Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson split!? – Gossip Cop It looks like Justin Bieber is team Kanye - Just Jared Jr Here’s a Pretty Little Liars sneak peek – Entertainment Weekly Mel Gibson has made his return – Lainey Gossip Ashley Graham [...]
William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy is a sort of retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, with elements of Greek mythology carefully woven into the story of two brothers from Ithaca, California during World War II. It began its...Show More Summary
After briefly reuniting the Monsters of Folk, covering Bill Withers and Hank Williams, and releasing a new album with Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst has announced a tour that will take him across North America later this year. The run of dates includes stops at Austin City Limits and the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival. Show More Summary
Charlie Parker Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes Verve Courtesy of Verve There are only a few artists whose every remnant, however slight, deserves hearing. The Beatles, Dylan, Hank Williams and Billie Holiday all qualify, as does Charlie Parker—his gorgeous alto sax sounds as fresh and inventive today as it did more than a half-century ago. Show More Summary
Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley. Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. Don Cheadle as Miles Davis. While it feels like these should all make for momentous, high-profile film experiences, they share a common trait other than all being released on Blu-ray on the same Tuesday in July 2016: They're all varying degrees of disappointing. Show More Summary
Imagine a Brooklyn couple's delight when they discovered valuable Joe DIMaggio, Ted Williams, and Hank Greenberg baseball cards in grandma's jewelry box in a desk. They sold them for $1000, which they will put to their wedding next year.
Album: 40 Greatest Hits Year: 1950 Time for one of my all-time favorite crackpot theories: Hank Williams was a secret influence on non other that Stephen Patrick Morrissey. I’ve had this theory since I got Hank Williams 40 Greatest Hits...Show More Summary
Album: 40 Greatest Hits Year: 1947 You don’t need me to tell you that Hank Williams was a titan of American popular music, an ace songwriter whose music was equally influential for rock ‘n’ roll and country. And in fact, his first big...Show More Summary
The Hank Williams classic "Hey, Good Lookin'" turns 65 years old today. Released on June 22, 1951, the song was written that spring, during an airplane ride that found Williams sitting beside Grand Ole Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Minnie Pearl. The three singers were heading to Wichita Falls,...
The Martin Dreadnought guitar. It has been said that it has changed the face of popular music. Hank Williams had one (the 1941 D-28 now owned by Neil Young), Bill Monroe had one, so did Gene Autry, Doc Watson, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon and Paul […]
Music biopics seem to be everywhere at the moment. Already this year we’ve seen Born to Be Blue (Chet Baker), I Saw the Light (Hank Williams), Miles Ahead (Miles Davis), Elvis & Nixon and the controversial Nina (as in Simone). And as of today we’re making room for yet another, the long-gestating Tupac Shakur movie All Eyez on Me. Show More Summary
This past weekend, Conor Oberst and Kacey Musgraves co-headlined a show for Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. During her set, Musgraves invited Oberst onto the stage, where the two performed Hank Williams’ “Hey, Good Lookin’” together. Listen to their duet below, via Spin. Watch Hank Williams perform “Hey, Good Lookin’”:
Aside from classic tunes by icons like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams, I was never really drawn to country music... that is, until Nashville came along. After four seasons with this soapy-folksy drama, I feel like I could pen my own song of heartache as the series comes to an end. Show More Summary
To put it in the context with which it's associated, "Nashville" started out as Hank Williams and ended up as Hank Williams Jr. When this ABC series set in country music's capital premiered in 2012, it had some of the subtle realism and classic style that the late roots-music pioneer brought to...
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