It seems like a pretty foregone conclusion that, barring any impending Kanye West bangers, 2013’s summer jam will be Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” With that honor comes both great responsibility and a great number of YouTube parodies of or...Show More Summary
You know what was a great show? “Soul Train.” You know what’s a great song? Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” You know what two things are mashed up in the below video? I think you know: Hat-tip to a very effusive … Continue reading ?
“As a twenty-two-year-old teacher at a small school in rural Africa I had spent some of the happiest years of my life,” writes legendary travel writer Paul Theroux in his new book. Africa seeped into Theroux’s soul on that first visit, so much so that he has regularly returned to it as a kind of touchstone throughout his 50-year career.
There are certain things that become so ingrained into our popular culture that we cannot imagine a time when they didn’t exist, and yet there was a time when they were wholly new. The image of Santa Claus wearing a red coat with white fur lining, for example. Although it is a modern myth that [...]
Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” catches a ride on Soul Train. “A groove that will make you move real smooth…” video via Gabriel Zev Kenny via Tastefully Offensive
Here’s a master class in SMOOTH — PURE X
From the February 22, 1975 episode of Soul Train, the marvelous jam "Summer Madness" by Kool and The Gang, whose slick suits beat robot helmets any year.
Thousands who sweated and strained so long to train young bodies for excellence are overwhelmed in the national mind (who actually won the Marathon?) by the evil of one soul (certainly no more than a handful) exploding pressure cookers stuffed with nails and ball bearings. The lopsided imbalance of life and death in Boston can [...]
Guest Post by Mara Zebest Obama and his Liberal base have always hated anything that reinforces G-d and Country, so the patriotism embodied in the 4th of July celebrations has been a target for some time. The sequester gives Obama … Continue reading ?
(Royal Room) Darrius Willrich is a local jazz pianist who was trained at Cornish, regularly plays at Vito's, experiments with neo–Stevie Wonder soul, and has a close relationship with the politically conscious quarters of the hiphop community. Show More Summary
Image courtesy of SoulTrain.com There is no denying the effect the late Don Cornelius and "Soul Train" had on pop culture; for over 30 years, every Saturday morning, teenagers everywhere were glued to their televisions to see the latest fashion,...
I remember watching The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke was training on Dagobah. At on point, he looks over his shoulder at Yoda and asks, "Is the Dark Side stronger?" Yoda, in his ever-wise (at least until the prequels) way answered firmly, "No. Show More Summary
Our last extended look at Beyond: Two Souls displayed the title's ability to deliver the sort of high-octane thrills ordinarily reserved for Jerry Bruckheimer films. From its foot chase atop a speeding train to its exploding gas station,...Show More Summary
Greg Louganis photographed by Clinton Gaughran for AfterElton Take ten celebrities, put them in swimsuits, give them some training by a sexy Olympic legend and then make them dive into a swimming pool. There you have the basic concept...Show More Summary
A lot of contenders have piled onto the contemporary R&B/soul train over in the last few years, some succeeding, some failing, and some just barely passing. Thankfully, this decade, the hopefuls looked back to proper '50s/'60s sounds and didn't take a cue from the Dirtbombs' passable Ultraglide In Black soul covers LP. Show More Summary
Some critics are saying that Washington DC's new Soul Train scratcher is meant "make poor black people spend more of their money."
It seems Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx just can't avoid saying something really stupid at awards ceremonies.After calling Barack Obama "Our Lord and Savior" at last November's Soul Train Awards, Foxx, during his acceptance speech as Entertainer of the Year at last... -
Tim Lincecum will enter Spring Training looking far more like K.D. Lang, deciding to lop off his classic long locks. Good for the San Francisco Giants star that fell on hard times last season. It appears he is ready to bring a fresh new look to the season. Show More Summary
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Train tried to hit the Country charts a couple of years ago with their multi-chart hit "Hey Soul Sister" and while that ultimately failed because of overexposure, the band's presence at country radio would always be welcomed providing they could find the right song. "Bruises," a duet with Pistol Annies's Ashley Monroe, could very well be this song.