Rawer Than Raw – Bobby Rush

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Rawer Than Raw

Bobby Rush

Genre: Acoustic Blues

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: August 28, 2020

© ℗ 2020 Deep Rush Records marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

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Rush: R40 Live – Rush

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Rush: R40 Live

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: January 1, 2015


All roads have led to this. Forty-one years in the making, the R40 Live tour took a very real journey back through time. Beginning with the grand design: a state-of-the-art stage set that pivots, rolls and dives, and brings Clockwork Angels in to bombastic, colorful life before marching stridently back in time (through theatre stages, a panoply of band and fan shots, the accrued memories of a life spent playing live) to a mocked-up school gym and the band playing there; a solitary bass amp set on the chair behind Geddy Lee, a mirror ball spiraling crazily above, casting thin rods of light like a light rain across the crowd, “Working Man” coming to a shuddering halt as the band’s beginning becomes their end. Rush recorded and filmed R40 Live over two sold-out shows in the band’s hometown of Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on June 17 & 19, 2015 in the middle of their R40 Live 35-date North American tour. R40 Live had the trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, performing a career-spanning live retrospective, celebrating their 40+ years together. The epic live shows by the Rock Hall of Famers were captured with 14 cameras to present the band feature-film style. The center-point of this tour was the remarkable setlist, coupled with their idea of a “de-evolution” set design. When the band opened the show with cuts “Headlong Flight” and “The Anarchist” from their most recent studio recording, 2012’s Clockwork Angels, they did so with all the bells and whistles from that extensive tour. They worked backwards through their catalogue as the show progressed, the innovative set design making for constant visual eye-candy, as stagehands exchanged the gear and props on stage to resemble the era-correct tour staging in accordance with the songs being played. The first set featured the infamous dryers on stage while they played “Roll The Bones,” “Subdivisions,” and for the first time ever live, “Losing It” featuring violinist Ben Mink, who appeared on the original studio recording from 1982’s Signals. The second set opened with classics “Tom Sawyer,” followed by crowd favorite, “The Spirit of Radio,” but also included “Jacob’s Ladder,” which hasn’t been performed live since 1980 on their Permanent Waves tour. The last few songs of the R40 were set against the persimmon curtained theatre-looking stage, with the crowd raising their lighters and camera phones to “Closer to the Heart,” and then Alex and Geddy appeared with their signature doubleneck guitars as they played Xanadu, into the epic “2112” and encored with “Lakeside Park/Anthem” and “What You’re Doing/Working Man.” The concert film also includes the the band’s renowned tour videos, highlighted by “Roll The Bones (R40 Live),” that features an array of special guests in the rap part of the song: Jay Baruchel (She’s Out Of My League), Les Claypool (Primus), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Trailer Park Boys, and Jason Segel & Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man). It is the first time the band put the song back in the setlist since the R30 tour, a full decade ago. During the R40 Live tour, “Roll The Bones” gained new life and became a fan-favorite with an arena sing-along to the chorus “Why are we here? Because we’re here – Roll The Bones.” R40 Live audio was produced by Rush & David Botrill, and mixed by David Botrill (Tool, Muse); the film was directed by Dale Heslip, and produced by Allan Weinrib. The live photograph on the cover of R40 was shot by baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, who captured the band in a rare moment when both Geddy Lee and Alex LIfeson were on Neil Peart’s drum kit riser.

© © 2015 Anthem Film & Television Productions Inc. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc., Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Rebel Heir: The Rush Series: Book One – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Rebel Heir: The Rush Series: Book One

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 7.99

Publish Date: April 9, 2018

© © 2018 C. Scott Publishing Corp.

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Rush: Time Stand Still – Dale Heslip

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Rush: Time Stand Still

Dale Heslip

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 19.99

Rental Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: January 1, 2017


This feature-length documentary film chronicles the final major tour for legendary rock band Rush. It is an intimate view 'under the hood' of a historic moment from the perspective of the band, their fans, crew, and management.

© © 2016 ole Media Management L.P., Under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Charlamagne Tha God On Rush Limbaugh Breakfast Club Interview: ‘Waste Of My Time’

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Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary) – Rush

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Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: March 27, 2020

© A Mercury Records and an Anthem Legacy release; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Will Jets splurge for Jadeveon Clowney to bolster sagging pass rush?

Elite rushers rarely get to the free-agent market. Should New York do more than due diligence on Clowney?
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A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay

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A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 12, 2002

© ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

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The Special Reason Jennifer Lopez Says She Isn’t in a Rush to Marry Alex Rodriguez

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A Farewell to Kings (Remastered) – Rush

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A Farewell to Kings (Remastered)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 1, 1977

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

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The Slow Rush

Tame Impala

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 14, 2020

© An Island Records Australia release; ℗ 2020 Modular Recordings Pty Ltd

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The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

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The Slow Rush

Tame Impala

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 14, 2020

© An Island Records Australia release; ℗ 2020 Modular Recordings Pty Ltd

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Exit… Stage Left (Live) [Remastered] – Rush

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Exit… Stage Left (Live) [Remastered]

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: October 29, 1981

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Moving Pictures (Remastered) – Rush

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Moving Pictures (Remastered)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: February 12, 1981

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Kawhi to Clips: ‘Have fun,’ don’t rush title chase

Kawhi Leonard scored 43 points in just under 29 minutes in Tuesday night’s 128-103 rout of the Cavaliers and afterward talked about how the Clippers need to be patient and “have fun” in their pursuit of a championship.
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Decker and Joy – Elle Rush

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Decker and Joy

Elle Rush

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: November 13, 2017

Publisher: Elle Rush

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


He was looking for an A.W.O.L. elf, not a date with the kitten foster-mom who was one of his suspects. Somebody messed up and let a prototype escape from North Pole Unlimited's top secret Toys-and-Research division. Now P.I. Decker Harkness has the contract to track it down. He's not exactly sure what E.L.V.I.S does, but he's hot on the trail. Joy McCall has her hands full of foster animals and pet treats at Kitten Caboodle, but she's not too busy to notice strange goings-on at the pet shelter where she works. When their paths cross during a triple kitten-napping, Decker and Joy will have to work together to close their cases. Will everyone make it home to celebrate a merry Christmas together? Only Santa knows.   North Pole Unlimited Romances: Decker and JoyHollis and IvyNick and EveRudy and Kris

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Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (2011) – Rush

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Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (2011)

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: January 1, 2011


'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary 'Moving Pictures' album, performed live in its entirety. Released in 1981, 'Moving Pictures' is their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum, and features some of the band's most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy®-nominated instrumental “YYZ.” Captured in April, 2011 in Cleveland during the renowned trio’s extensive world tour, 'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' marks the band’s first live concert filmed in the United States. The choice to record in Cleveland was a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its airwaves, as former WMMS DJ Donna Halper is widely credited for helping break the band in 1974 by spinning “Working Man.” The reinterpreted live version of “Working Man” was the encore closer on the Time Machine tour and is included on this release. In addition to the 26-song concert set, Rush’s notorious concept tour videos are included: The first short film, entitled “The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 ‘Don’t Be Rash,’” and the opening second set video, "The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 17 ‘…and Rock and Roll is My Name.'"

© © 2011 Anthem Entertainment. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Rush of Blood – Geraint Watkins

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Rush of Blood

Geraint Watkins

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 13, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Watkins/Ratcliffe

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Sitting on Top of the Blues – Bobby Rush

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Sitting on Top of the Blues

Bobby Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: August 16, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Deep Rush Records marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

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The Essential Otis Rush – Otis Rush

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The Essential Otis Rush

Otis Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: September 19, 2000

© ℗ 2015 © Originally Released 1956, 1957 & 1958 © Cobra Records™ a division of 43 North Broadway, LLC. WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Porcupine Meat – Bobby Rush

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Porcupine Meat

Bobby Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 29, 2016

© ℗ 2016 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987) – Rush

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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: February 11, 2003

© This Compilation ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Rebel Heart: The Rush Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) – Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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Rebel Heart: The Rush Series, Book 2 (Unabridged)

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: May 28, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 C. Scott Publishing Corp.

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Everything I Have, Vol.2 – Rush Garcia

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Everything I Have, Vol.2

Rush Garcia

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: May 19, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Rush Garcia

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged) – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: April 9, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 C. Scott Publishing

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Real Live! – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

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Real Live!

Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: October 1, 2004

© ℗ 2004 Just A Minute Records

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Sources: Pelicans, barring huge offer, in no rush

Anthony Davis won’t be traded before next Thursday’s NBA trade deadline unless the Pelicans are made an overwhelming offer, sources say. The Lakers plan to make an aggressive push, according to sources.
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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987) – Rush

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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 13.99

Release Date: February 11, 2003

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Decker and Joy – Elle Rush

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Decker and Joy

Elle Rush

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: November 13, 2017

Publisher: Elle Rush

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


He was looking for an A.W.O.L. elf, not a date with the kitten foster-mom who was one of his suspects. Somebody messed up and let a prototype escape from North Pole Unlimited's top secret Toys-and-Research division. Now P.I. Decker Harkness has the contract to track it down. He's not exactly sure what E.L.V.I.S does, but he's hot on the trail. Joy McCall has her hands full of foster animals and pet treats at Kitten Caboodle, but she's not too busy to notice strange goings-on at the pet shelter where she works. When their paths cross during a triple kitten-napping, Decker and Joy will have to work together to close their cases. Will everyone make it home to celebrate a merry Christmas together? Only Santa knows.   North Pole Unlimited Romances: Decker and JoyHollis and IvyNick and Eve

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Kevin Puts: Symphony No. 2, Flute Concerto & River’s Rush – Adam Walker, Peabody Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop


Kevin Puts: Symphony No. 2, Flute Concerto & River’s Rush
Adam Walker, Peabody Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop

Release Date:
August 12, 2016
Total Songs:
5

Genre:
Classical

Price:
$ 7.99

Copyright
℗ 2016 Naxos


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Court begins hearing as Geoffrey Rush sues publisher over misconduct allegation

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Monday he was distraught when he read newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct, as a court began a hearing into his lawsuit against the publisher. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At the Wise Fools Pub, Chicago – Otis Rush

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All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At the Wise Fools Pub, Chicago

Otis Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2006

© ℗ 2005 Delmark Records

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Right Place, Wrong Time – Otis Rush

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Right Place, Wrong Time

Otis Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.90

Release Date: January 31, 1976

© ℗ 1985 Hightone Records a division of Shout! Factory LLC, 2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. All Rights Reserved.

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The Essential Otis Rush – Otis Rush

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The Essential Otis Rush

Otis Rush

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: September 19, 2000

© ℗ 2015 © Originally Released 1956, 1957 & 1958 © Cobra Records™ a division of 43 North Broadway, LLC. WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Rush – Ron Howard

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Rush

Ron Howard

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: September 27, 2013


Two­-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-­starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it’s the heart-racing, epic, action­-drama that critics are calling “one of the best movies of this, or any, year” (Pete Hammond, Movieline).

© © 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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A Life Worth Living – Rush Sturges


A Life Worth Living
Rush Sturges

Release Date:
August 14, 2016
Total Songs:
12

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Price:
$ 9.99

Copyright
℗ 2016 River Roots Records


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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth In No Rush to Get Married

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are amused by persistent rumors they’re splitting up because they haven’t tied the knot … ’cause going to the altar isn’t important and, in fact, it may never happen. It may sound strange if you’re older than 35, but…

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Rebel Heart: The Rush Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) – Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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Rebel Heart: The Rush Series, Book 2 (Unabridged)

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: May 28, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 C. Scott Publishing Corp.

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged) – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: April 9, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 C. Scott Publishing

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Donald Trump’s ‘Stable Genius’ Tweet Sparks Rush to Sell Merch

The true “stable genius” might not be President Trump … instead it’s the people cashing in on 45’s latest catchphrase. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 3 people have already applied for rights to slap “stable genius” all over…

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Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (2011) – Rush

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Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (2011)

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: January 1, 2011


'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary 'Moving Pictures' album, performed live in its entirety. Released in 1981, 'Moving Pictures' is their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum, and features some of the band's most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy®-nominated instrumental “YYZ.” Captured in April, 2011 in Cleveland during the renowned trio’s extensive world tour, 'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' marks the band’s first live concert filmed in the United States. The choice to record in Cleveland was a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its airwaves, as former WMMS DJ Donna Halper is widely credited for helping break the band in 1974 by spinning “Working Man.” The reinterpreted live version of “Working Man” was the encore closer on the Time Machine tour and is included on this release. In addition to the 26-song concert set, Rush’s notorious concept tour videos are included: The first short film, entitled “The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 ‘Don’t Be Rash,’” and the opening second set video, "The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 17 ‘…and Rock and Roll is My Name.'"

© © 2011 Anthem Entertainment. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over ‘inappropriate behavior’ report

After The Daily Telegraph in Australia printed an article claiming that 66-year old actor Geoffrey Rush was at the centre of an “inappropriate behavior” complaint allegedly received by The Sydeney Theatre Company, the actor is suing for defamation. Jayson Mansaray reports.


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Raw Castings 7 James Rush And Kody Zillow

James gets a ride into the studio, and in the backseat he gets the informal welcoming interview. James admits, right off the bat, that he is scared and nervous. Although several years prior he had an experience with a tranny, he has never been with a guy. He wants to do well at gay porn, though, so he says that he even asked his girlfriend for advice giving head. When asked about what he gets into, he talks about tranny porn. He watches porn regularly, both tranny and straight porn, but he explains that he isn’t particularly attracted to men, or even masculine trans girls. On the casting couch, James admits to the casting director that he is excited but nervous about getting fucked. He is most concerned. He hasn’t done much ass play, he says, so he will be tight. He had thought about buying a zucchini for practice, but he ran out of time getting ready to go to the airport. The casting director asks James to show him his ass. Very awkwardly, James complies. He manages to get a finger in his hole at the director’s request, in an attempt to loosen up. The casting director shoves his won finger in James’ ass as well. So far, so good! A few moments later, as James is waiting anxiously on the casting couch, Sebastian walks into the room. He wastes no time getting the action started, and within seconds James is sucking Sebastian’s cock. James takes well to getting ordered around. Sebastian tells James that he sucks dick so well that it’s hard to believe he is inexperienced at it. Sebastian seems to get a kick out of fucking around with the newbies, because they rarely talk back to him. James is no exception. As the verbal taunts continue, James simply keeps doing what he is asked. Sebastian decides to take it up a notch, and he starts to aggressively face fuck James. The contrast between Sebastian and James is stark. James, with his nerdy glasses and nervous manner, sucking off Sebastian, an inked up muscled stud – it is quite the sight!

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Rush: R40 Live – Rush

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Rush: R40 Live

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 19.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: January 1, 2016


All roads have led to this. Forty-one years in the making, the R40 Live tour took a very real journey back through time. Beginning with the grand design: a state-of-the-art stage set that pivots, rolls and dives, and brings Clockwork Angels in to bombastic, colorful life before marching stridently back in time (through theatre stages, a panoply of band and fan shots, the accrued memories of a life spent playing live) to a mocked-up school gym and the band playing there; a solitary bass amp set on the chair behind Geddy Lee, a mirror ball spiraling crazily above, casting thin rods of light like a light rain across the crowd, “Working Man” coming to a shuddering halt as the band’s beginning becomes their end. Rush recorded and filmed R40 Live over two sold-out shows in the band’s hometown of Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on June 17 & 19, 2015 in the middle of their R40 Live 35-date North American tour. R40 Live had the trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, performing a career-spanning live retrospective, celebrating their 40+ years together. The epic live shows by the Rock Hall of Famers were captured with 14 cameras to present the band feature-film style. The center-point of this tour was the remarkable setlist, coupled with their idea of a “de-evolution” set design. When the band opened the show with cuts “Headlong Flight” and “The Anarchist” from their most recent studio recording, 2012’s Clockwork Angels, they did so with all the bells and whistles from that extensive tour. They worked backwards through their catalogue as the show progressed, the innovative set design making for constant visual eye-candy, as stagehands exchanged the gear and props on stage to resemble the era-correct tour staging in accordance with the songs being played. The first set featured the infamous dryers on stage while they played “Roll The Bones,” “Subdivisions,” and for the first time ever live, “Losing It” featuring violinist Ben Mink, who appeared on the original studio recording from 1982’s Signals. The second set opened with classics “Tom Sawyer,” followed by crowd favorite, “The Spirit of Radio,” but also included “Jacob’s Ladder,” which hasn’t been performed live since 1980 on their Permanent Waves tour. The last few songs of the R40 were set against the persimmon curtained theatre-looking stage, with the crowd raising their lighters and camera phones to “Closer to the Heart,” and then Alex and Geddy appeared with their signature doubleneck guitars as they played Xanadu, into the epic “2112” and encored with “Lakeside Park/Anthem” and “What You’re Doing/Working Man.” The concert film also includes the the band’s renowned tour videos, highlighted by “Roll The Bones (R40 Live),” that features an array of special guests in the rap part of the song: Jay Baruchel (She’s Out Of My League), Les Claypool (Primus), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Trailer Park Boys, and Jason Segel & Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man). It is the first time the band put the song back in the setlist since the R30 tour, a full decade ago. During the R40 Live tour, “Roll The Bones” gained new life and became a fan-favorite with an arena sing-along to the chorus “Why are we here? Because we’re here – Roll The Bones.” R40 Live audio was produced by Rush & David Botrill, and mixed by David Botrill (Tool, Muse); the film was directed by Dale Heslip, and produced by Allan Weinrib. The live photograph on the cover of R40 was shot by baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, who captured the band in a rare moment when both Geddy Lee and Alex LIfeson were on Neil Peart’s drum kit riser.

© © 2015 Anthem Film & Television Productions Inc. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Roll the Bones (Live) – Single – Rush


Roll the Bones (Live) – Single
Rush

Release Date:
September 25, 2015
Total Songs:
1

Genre:
Rock

Price:
$ 1.29

Copyright
℗ 2015 Anthem Entertainment Group, Inc. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.


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News in Brief: Aides Rush On Stage To Rotate Scott Walker Back To Direction Of Audience

SIMI VALLEY, CA—Upon noticing that the Wisconsin governor had become disoriented during one of the moderator’s questions and begun delivering his response while facing the set’s backdrop, several of his aides rushed on stage during Wednesday’s GOP primary debate to rotate Scott Walker back in the direction of the audience. “It’s not unusual for him to get a little confused up there, what with all the bright lights and people talking on all sides, so if we see him starting to drift away like that, a couple of us will just hop up there and turn him back the right way,” said senior aide Kyle DeBacker, who added that Walker campaign staffers were almost always able to catch the presidential candidate before he’d wandered too far from his podium and could often redirect his gaze by snapping their fingers in the direction they wanted …




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August Rush – Kirsten Sheridan

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August Rush

Kirsten Sheridan

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: November 21, 2007


"August Rush" tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

© © 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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RUSH – EP – MONSTA X

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RUSH – EP

MONSTA X

Genre: K-Pop

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: September 7, 2015

© ℗ 스타쉽 엔터테인먼트(Starship Entertainment),under license to Loen Entertainment Inc

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Kanye West Pretended To Rush The Stage When Taylor Swift Beat Beyoncé Again At VMAs

Everyone seemed to be into the joke except for Kim Kardashian.

Taylor Swift won the Best Female Video award at the MTV VMAs for “Blank Space,” beating out Beyoncé’s “7/11.”

Kanye West once again stole the show — as he did in 2009, when he memorably rushed the stage to tell Swift that “Single Ladies” was “one of the best videos of all time” — but this time did so in a much more likable fashion.

Such a dad joke, and Kim Kardashian was not having it. Kanye’s smile slowly drops as Kim just gives him no recognition for the ruse.

Then Kanye started fake-sleeping to seal the fact that he’s the true winner of this year’s VMAs.

 

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Don’t Rush to the Divorce Lawyers at the First Sign of Infidelity

As she walked back from the train station, suddenly, he was there in front of her. “I had to come back and speak to you,” he said. She knew immediately what he was going to tell her. They got inside the house and he started crying. Incredibly, she found herself comforting him — “It’s OK — nothing’s going to come of this,” she reassured him.

He had succumbed to the charms of a prostitute by the lifts in a business hotel. It was nothing, she told herself. Meaningless. Not his fault. Good that he confessed. Good for trust.

But then, from nowhere, the pain started. Imagining her beloved husband with another woman, imagining him wanting her — she started to obsess. She asked for every detail of the encounter, trying to understand, to connect. She went, like a lost soul, to the hotel, she stood by the lifts, she went up to the floor he thought he’d been on — to try to feel part of it, not excluded, from this event in her marriage.

It didn’t work. She felt empty. The emotional pain became acute and she would swing from loving and forgiving to raging and sobbing. Eventually, it all wore off, he became less contrite, they carried on, and she was never allowed to mention it again. In five years they were divorced.

As divorce lawyers, we hear stories like this, or tales of longer love affairs, every day. But it’s rarely the immediate cause of the divorce. It’s usually somewhere in the past, followed by bad temper, unkindness, neglect or repeated incidents. People tend to be very contrite when first discovered in an infidelity and then, slowly, the self reasserts and they kick back. It’s usually women who make the move to exit the marriage: Men rarely pull the trigger to divorce, though they may check out in all sorts of other ways.

If you want to get past an infidelity — and in the wake of the Ashley Madison revelations there may be plenty of people right now trying to do that — you can take broadly one of two approaches.

One is, one might say, the French way. Eh bien, la maîtresse, the lover — turn a blind eye unless it gets too heavy. Marriage is a structure, economic, child-rearing, social — the sexual and romantic nuances can ebb and flow from all sorts of directions and a dignified ignorance is the best policy. Many, more than you’d think of the chocolate box, picture perfect marriages you see are based on an accommodation, often unspoken, of that nature.

The other is the more full-blooded, down and dirty, figuring out what the hell happened. Some people are innately philanderous, they do it for fun and don’t really feel bad about it. There’s not much to be done about that. But most go into marriage meaning to be good, loving their partners and believing they have an exclusive bond. Breaking that, especially the first time, is hard, and usually happens because something is going wrong inside the relationship.

It can be that the relationship has fundamentally changed. You started out having fun together, working, studying, going out drinking and laughing — then children came along, the mother stayed home, gave up work, was suspicious of babysitters — you stopped having things to talk about, you stopped having sex.

The father got closer to women at work, found in them the woman, like Kate Bush’s Babushka — “just like his wife before she freezed on him; just like his wife when she was beautiful.” Or the other way — the husband becomes grumpy, absorbed with work, cold and angry and the wife looks for kindness, appreciation, love, desire, in another, from the tennis coach to the old flame.

If you want to, look at that breakdown, that change, and think about whether you can both get back to being the person you each fell in love with. You probably don’t want to be cold, angry, child-obsessed, dull.

If you look deeply at yourself and you really try to feel for your partner, it may be that compassion will let you forgive. And if you can, if you can love each other enough to take it as part of the waft and weave of your marriage, then you’ve got something pretty strong.

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Scarface Ft Rush Davis – “Steer” (VIDEO)

Scarface releases officil visual for new single “Steer” featuring Rush Davis. New album “Deeply Rooted” drops September 4th. Pre-order now on iTunes!

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The Donald Trump Conversation: Murdoch, Ailes, NBC and the Rush of Being TV’s “Ratings Machine”


In his first magazine cover interview and photo shoot as the leading Republican, the reality TV presidential candidate lets loose on Hillary’s email scandal (“Watergate on steroids”), Bill Cosby (“Was he drunk?”), whether he’ll go on Megyn Kelly’s show, why he won’t accept vice president, Melania as first lady, and if he even needs Fox News and the haters.

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Star-Studded Crowd Toasts Rush at the Forum for Last (Ever?) Show: Concert Review


The beloved band wraps 40th anniversary tour in Los Angeles with a powerful and memorable career-spanning set for the ages.

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Travis Scott Arrested After Telling Fans To Rush Lollapalooza Stage

Travis Scott was reportedly arrested shortly after his Lollapalooza set on Saturday, which was cut short when he told fans to rush the stage.
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Rush Hour 2 – Brett Ratner

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Rush Hour 2

Brett Ratner

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: August 3, 2001


It's vacation time for Det. James Carter (Chris Tucker "Jackie Brown," "The Fifth Element") and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee (Jackie Chan "The Forbidden Kingdom," "Shanghai Noon") in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign (Alan King "Casino," "Second Final Warning") and Triad Ricky Tan (Golden Globe nominee John Lone "The Last Emperor," "Year of the Dragon"), an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li (Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Hero") and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life threatening situations.

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A Rush of Blood To the Head – Coldplay

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A Rush of Blood To the Head

Coldplay

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 26, 2002

© ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

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Rush Hour – Brett Ratner

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Rush Hour

Brett Ratner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 18, 1998


The fastest hands in the East meet the biggest mouth in the West when legendary martial arts daredevil Jackie Chan (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Forbidden Kingdom”) teams with comedic powerhouse Chris Tucker ("Jackie Brown," “The Fifth Element”) in Rush Hour. When Hong Kong police detective inspector Lee's (Chan) favorite pupil is kidnapped in America, the dedicated cop and martial arts genius travels to the United States to find her. Unhappy to have a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns reckless, arrogant and infuriating LAPD detective James Carter (Tucker) to baby-sit Lee–and keep him away from the investigation. But these two very different cops will stop at nothing to find the missing girl.

© © 1998 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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Moving Pictures (Remastered) – Rush

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Moving Pictures (Remastered)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: February 6, 1981

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Rush – Lucia Jordan

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Rush

Lucia Jordan

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: September 23, 2014

Publisher: Vasko

Seller: Vasko Pty Ltd


Here is the first book in the ‘Rush' Series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion with searing depictions of sex and emotion.  Kendra is a bundle of nerves when she walks into the office of Sebastian Montoya. To say his reputation proceeds him is be a gross understatement. Immediately she sees that the larger than life architect has an even bigger ego. The mystery that surrounds him is hypnotizing. There is just something about him that draws her in. He oozes sexuality and his lilting Spanish accent makes her insides flutter. But as she learns, architecture isn't his only talent. A hot and steamy night at work leads to far more than she could ever expect. But does Kendra have what it takes to deal with the pressures that come with her day job while allowing Sebastian to handle her at night?  This ebook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of romantic activity. Only mature readers should download this book.

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The Rush – Rachel Higginson

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The Rush

Siren, no. 1

Rachel Higginson

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: March 20, 2013

Publisher: Rachel Higginson

Seller: Smashwords


A life not her own—A future already decided. Every facet of Ivy Pierce’s life is meticulously planned out and plotted. Cynical and jaded by sixteen, Ivy’s only hope is to escape the legacy she was born into. She has a plan, a carefully thought out, feasible plan. She just has to play by the rules until everything falls into place. Unfortunately as predictable as her life can be, she never sees Ryder Sutton coming. He tumbles into her life unimpressed and untouched by her and the life she lives. He’s an enigma to her. A gorgeous, frustrating, sincere mystery and a complete phenomenon in the ugly world she lives in. What blooms between them is a fiercely intense attraction that cannot be ignored. Even though they would both be better off without each other—Even if both their lives depend on staying apart.

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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987) – Rush

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The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987)

Rush

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: February 10, 2003

© ℗ 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Blood Rush – Michelle Fox

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Blood Rush

Michelle Fox

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: March 23, 2015

Publisher: Michelle Fox

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


In a world where vampires are real, blood is a financial asset and intimacy mixed with blood commands the highest price. Myra Danson is in desperate need of cash for her ailing mother and when she has the opportunity to join the shadow world of blood courtesans, she leaps before she looks. Soon she’s sharing a bed with the handsome Kristos Anastos, but then bullets start to fly and she finds herself running for her life. Kristos assumes the attack stems from his enemies hoping to destroy him, but it quickly becomes clear that Myra is the real target. Worse, she’s falling in love with Kristos, but is the sexy vampire friend or foe? Blood is money and Myra’s may be worth the most of all. A past she never knew existed has come to claim her and she’ll be lucky if she only ends up dead. A romance novella of 21,000 words–much longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel.

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News in Brief: FBI Releases List Of Criminals It In No Particular Rush To Track Down

WASHINGTON—Saying that the capture of these lawbreakers was desirable but honestly not the most urgent matter in the world, the FBI released a list of 10 criminals Monday that it is in no particular rush to track down. “We certainly hope to apprehend these individuals eventually, once we’ve got some of the really awful fugitives behind bars,” said FBI director James Comey of the list, which contains criminals wanted for “serious but not quite earth-shattering” felonies such as burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft. “While many have been at large for some time now—and it hasn’t exactly been the end of the world—there’s certainly no harm in enlisting the public’s help in bringing them to justice.” Comey added that anyone who provided information leading to the arrest of persons on the list would earn the gratitude of law enforcement but no financial …





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Jerry Garcia’s Advice To Bill Kreutzmann: ‘Don’t Rush’

“You can learn so much from [Jerry Garcia]. Doesn’t matter what instrument you play,” the Grateful Dead drummer says. He has a new memoir out called Deal.

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Rush Limbaugh, Dearborn and the Muslim Baker Bigotry Myth

Honestly, this is so stupid I’m not even sure where to start.

Rush Limbaugh had a rant about how the LGBT community is afraid of “battling” Muslims over wedding cakes, because our real goal is an “all-out assault on Christianity.” His single point of reference? A heavily edited video in Dearborn, Mich. which also is my hometown. The video is complete bull.

In the video, some conservative Faux News wannabe called Steven Crowder acts out a bunch of flaming-gay stereotypes while asking for offensive and silly titles to be put on a wedding cake. This included asking for “Same Sex 4ever” to be emblazoned on his cake because, you know, someone would actually pay for that.

Amazingly, none of his requests are refused. Heck, I would’ve turned him away just for being such an idiot. What he’s asking for is also fair game for refusal because, uh, the word “sex.” These guys know what kind of game they’re playing.

In one scene, a woman wearing a hijab is handling his order. She asks him, “Wedding?” Crowder replies, “Yeah.”

She asks, “Who’s the wedding for?”

Crowder jumps back in shock from the counter and practically shouts, “It’s for, uh, two people getting married.”

She’s just trying to be conversational, bro. Wallah. You want a gay wedding cake made by Muslims? Dearborn’s gonna bake it for you. Hamdullah.

In another scene, the guy goes to a bread bakery where they’re churning out fresh pita in a brick oven. It’s obvious there are no cakes or sweets in the bakery. The place just makes bread. Despite not being able to take an order for a wedding cake, the men behind the counter still refer him to a place where he can get wedding photographs across the street, inshallah.

The only person who answers negatively to Crowder is a fellow who works at Hallab bakery on Warren road. I’ve gotten Nammoura there before — it’s pretty damn good. Unfortunately, there’s one minor issue: Hallab doesn’t bake wedding cakes. At all. Hallab does cater for weddings if you want a nice assortment of Lebanese sweets — but they don’t bake wedding cakes. You can even look on their website.

So please, don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh or the guy who made this video. Dearborn’s a diverse, wonderful city. It’s the hometown of Henry Ford, the headquarters for Ford Motors Company and my family’s lived here since they settled in 1803. We love everybody here: gay, straight, Christian or Muslim. Dearborn is what the rest of the world would look like if people learned how to get along.

Oh, and, uh… if all this is giving you a hankering for sweets, you’re missing out if you don’t order from Shatila. One tray of their assorted baklava and you’ll never be the same. Allahu Akbar!
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BYU Fans Rush CBS Broadcasting Studio Following Upset Selection Into NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK—Tearing past crew members and camera equipment as they leapt onto the stage, throngs of ecstatic Brigham Young University fans reportedly stormed the CBS Sports broadcasting studio Sunday night following the Cougars’ triumphant upset …




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Rush Limbaugh — Kanye Should Rap Racist Frat Song … It Would Hit #1

Kanye West’s next chart-topping hit is ready and waiting — all he has to do is re-record the racist chant that got 2 University of Oklahoma frat boys expelled … according to Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh made the suggestion during his radio show Wednesday…

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The Universal Tone: Conversations with Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

DYLAN GARDNER’S “TOO AFRAID TO LOVE YOU” PREMIERE

Newcomer Dylan Gardner’s latest video is for “Too Afraid To Love You,” one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time. A full interview with Dylan, fresh from his recent Warner Bros. signing, also appears later in this post. But first, check out the premiere of “Too Afraid To Love You”…

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A Conversation with Carlos Santana

Mike Ragogna: Carlos, I attended your Corazón concert in Mexico a little over a year ago and it was a beautiful experience, the music, the guests artists, the love for you from the crowd…

Carlos Santana: Oh, thank you, it was very inspiring for me, too! Great energy, a lot of inspiration. I’m very grateful and proud of how everyone presented themselves. I really believe that we touched a lot of people’s hearts in a positive way.

MR: Your new book is titled, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light, and it seems that you’ve brought your life to light on a daily basis.

CS: When a lot of children cross the street, especially in New York, you’ve got to hold on to your father’s hand or your mother’s hand or someone you really trust. I think since I was a child, I was aware that I needed to hold on to the hand of something that is very tangible. I feel really grateful that music has served me correctly by keeping me with health and a good life, out of distractions and trouble.

MR: And your music and you seem thoroughly intertwined.

CS: I’m just grateful. I’m attentive to the frequency.

MR: As you allude to in your new book, you were born into a very musically devoted family, like you had no choice but to be drawn to music.

CS: You know, that’s a good way of putting it, but I’m glad I didn’t have a choice because everywhere I went, there was always something to remind me that there’s a higher purpose. I think Rick Fox last year said to me, “What is the collective lesson we can all learn from this about love?” In any situation or relationship, what is the lesson that we can all learn today about love? Love is really expansive. Fear is very constricting and very limited. It has a very, very low ceiling, like a coffin. Love has no fear, so the sky is the limit–if there is such a thing as a limit as far as your imagination or your contribution or your achievements. It’s more important to promote in billboards the divine qualities that each person has. People have such a hard time believing that they are divine or that we have light, we invest more in being wretched sinners and useless, hopeless, worthless, helpless. That energy is so boring! So with the book or anything that I do, I like to inject the reality that if you just take a deep breath and close your eyes and actually feel the center of your heart, you can access this essence that creates miracles and blessings.

MR: When you’re creating music, do you feel that essence? Is that what drives you?

CS: Yes. You get really calm, really clear, and you have clarity, certainty and courage!

MR: You refer to having used drugs through a certain period in your career. I don’t want to talk about that, but you mention how they supplied an opening of sorts. Was that a major change in how you created or looked at music from that point on?

CS: Yeah. You’ll never be the same. How do we say it? Once you see the invisible, you can do the impossible.

MR: Beautiful. Around 1972, there was a jazz influence that began to creep into your work. What was the experience of shifting from an Afro-Latin style to something that was more improvisational, more of a jazz approach?

CS: Thank you for asking that. I think that it is important for any person. Everyone is an artist. If you can compliment life, you are an artist, no matter what your vocation or profession or way of doing it is. It’s important to open the cage and let the hamster out. The hamster likes to just go around and around and around on his wheel, but just spinning your wheels can become very boring. That’s more scary than anything, for me, to just be safe like that. I’ve been blessed with the right people at the right time in the right place; Michael Shrieve bringing me records of Coltrane and Miles Davis or learning about Olatunji and African music, or even The Grateful Dead. Especially someone like Bill Graham, it was a must for him at his concerts. “If you want to see Santana, you’ve got to hear Miles Davis; if you want to see The Grateful Dead, you’ve got to see Buddy Rich or Roland Kirk.” Impresarios nowadays don’t do that as much, but promoters back then wanted you to expand your horizons, especially as an audience, so being in the sixties, you would have to learn about Nureyev and José Greco, Manitas de Plata, Picasso. It can’t just be something limited. If you listen to The Beatles, even they were listening to Ravi Shankar or Segovia. So real artists are not afraid to expand their wings and go for the unknown.

MR: You had a partner on your musical journey in Clive Davis. It seems he played almost a Godfather role and allowed you to continue creating your own vision.

CS: Yeah, you know, I’m very grateful because both times that he came into my life he has created a humongous door for me to walk through and then we’re able to bring to all four corners of the world something that I can still say–this second–is relevant. Like Bob Marley or Michael Jackson. Santana’s relevant. We’re still here. We can coexist with Andrea Bocelli or Sting or Prince or the new people, Lady Gaga or even newer people. And I’m glad to see that Tony Bennett is the same way. That’s the mark of a true artist, where you can coexist and make it relevant.

MR: Musicians recognize you as an icon, and I imagine playing or duetting on one of your albums would be a deep experience. What is that process like when you combine your talents with others?

CS: It’s very rewarding to have your phone ring any day or night and it’s Pharaoh Sanders or Wayne Shorter or Miles, back then, or Stevie Ray or Iago. I’m not dropping names, I’m just saying who I am. I am them. I am them because I love them. When my phone rings and it’s John Lee Hooker and he says to me, “Man, when I hear your voice, it’s like eating a great big piece of chocolate cake.” I was like, “Damn.” I just levitate because I love John Lee Hooker so much, and Jimmy Reed and Otis Rush, all the same musicians that Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page listened to. We grew up with them. They’re our teachers and heroes.

MR: Every great teacher seems to say, “You don’t get knowledge until you’re ready for it.” Did you find that there were definite times in your life when you were able to say, “I’m ready for it” and only then move up?

CS: Pretty much. At the right time, I was able to listen to Coltrane and Monk and say, “Well I know they’re playing the blues, but it’s not what I’m used to. I need to listen to it over and over until I can identify with this frequency because I love this frequency, but I don’t know how to articulate it.” Some things I’m never going to learn. Charlie Parker and Coltrane when they get really out there, or Wayne, or Herbie, this is why I say that some musicians are like an ocean and other musicians are like a humongous lake, and other musicians are like a swimming pool. I’d rather hang out in a big lake. I can’t go with Charlie Parker and Miles and Wayne, not this incarnation. It’s a different kind of vocabulary but it doesn’t stop me from loving it.

MR: The roster of the group “Santana” changes frequently, adding techniques and qualities of that musician before they move on. Do you think you can define the entire exploratory process of Santana as spirituality?

CS: Exactly. Spirituality is not mechanical. There are mechanics to grace, but spirituality is about taking a leap of faith. This is why we love Wayne Shorter so much. Any musician who leaves my band is because what they’re hearing is louder than what they’re playing with me, so they have to follow their own voice. We grow, and they grow, in a different way. There was a time for Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon to create Journey and there was a time for me to embrace Weather Report and Miles. Sometimes people accuse you of “committing career suicide,” but for me, it’s really more about following your inner voice. It will always take you to the Land of Milk and Honey.

MR: Carlos, what advice do you have for new and emerging artists?

CS: I’m not into telling people who to be, what to do, or how to do it. I am into inviting everyone to make everything quiet in your mind and listen to that inner voice that has got oceans and oceans and galaxies of creativity. Those three words again: Clarity, courage and certainty.

MR: Was there any time when you felt like your direction or choices were not for the best?

CS: Only one time. I don’t remember necessarily when it was, maybe the eighties, but I think that I was overly trying to appease a producer and then I said, “Wait a minute, I’m going to be playing this music, not him. So after a while, I said, “I think I overextended myself in trying to please someone who doesn’t really understand my heart.” I had to re-record half of the album in a different way. So I learned not to listen to producers that much. I honor them but I’m the one that’s going to play the music for the rest of my life, not them.

MR: As you were writing The Universal Tone, did you have any revelations, maybe you saw things in a newer light?

CS: You know, I don’t live with regrets or grievances, I think that everything that happened, as long as I could look at myself in the mirror and say, “I did my best with what I had and who I was back then,” then I’m okay. I have asked forgiveness or apologized to whoever, and then I go on. I don’t like to be stuck. If there’s anything I’d tell anyone, it’s don’t get stuck with yourself. Keep going.

MR: Wonderful. Are you feeling creative in a certain way that’ll send you on a new musical adventure?

CS: Yes, right now I’m busy listening to Sonny Sharrock, Alice Coltrane and Larry Young. A lot of Tony Williams and, of course, John McLaughlin. But mainly, I think, right now, I’m listening to Stevie Ray and other guitar players. I haven’t listened to guitar players in a while, so right now it’s like Stevie Ray and Sonny Sharrock and Alice Coltrane.

MR: Carlos, at this point in your life, do you feel that are you still learning?

CS: I’m learning to trust more and thrust more and be more economical with energy. When you get to a certain age you lose half the power and speed, but what you gain is finesse. Finesse is like a diamond that’d going to shine and be really brilliant. I’m not afraid of any of that stuff. If I am learning I’m learning to present myself more gently with humility. I have so much conviction that a lot of times it’s misconstrued by arrogance. You have to have confidence if you’re going to do anything. Sometimes people confuse your confidence with arrogance. I wanted to work more on humility and presenting the way Herbie and Wayne do.

MR: What do you think when you look at what’s happening in the world today, as someone on a path of positivity and evolution?

CS: It’s almost like when you throw up and you lose everything that’s no good for you. A lot of stuff that we need to throw up is a lot of what we believe about God and the constitution. A lot of stuff in the bible is God-zilla. God is just love. You won’t throw up with God.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

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A Conversation with Bobby Rush

Mike Ragogna: Hey Bobby, what’s happening?

Bobby Rush: What’s happening is me! I’m Mister Happening, man! [laughs] I say it in a joking fashion, but I’m so happy to be in the position. Now, I’m already a winner, I’m gonna win it. Whether I lose or win, I’m going to win it, because in this race, you’re a winner just to be in it.

MR: Absolutely man, hope you get it. So it seems you’ve spent a lot of time with the blues, but this is your second consecutive “blues” album among the many albums you’ve recorded, and the second blues album nominated in a row.

BR: Yeah, it’s not my first, but it’s the first time they’ve been back to back. It makes me feel like eight years ago when I won the Blues Album of the Year and the Acoustic Album of the Year. I think that’s the first time in history it’s ever been done, one man winning both categories in the same year. But now, back to back is pretty hard to beat out, too. If we walk away with it we’re happy, if we don’t walk away with it I’m happy because we’re in good company with the guys around us. Everybody does it to win, but if you’re in this kind of race, you can pick cotton.

MR: Bobby, the album we’re talking about it, of course, Decisions. It’s backed up by Blinddog Smokin’ and you’ve got Dr. John as a guest. What’s the story behind you’re association with Carl Gustafson, another of the projects participants?

BR: I was in New Orleans cutting a song and Carl Gustafson who is the writer for this song, wanted me to do it. When I first heard it, I thought he was putting down New Orleans. I’m from Louisiana, I didn’t want him putting down my home state and my town that I thought so much of, but when I looked at it from all angles I found out he was talking about making sure that we as a people don’t zip our lips when we see what kids are doing or old people are doing or what anybody’s doing. Don’t just say, “It’s not my child, I don’t have anything to do with it.” It is our child. It takes all of us to raise a village. New Orleans is one town, but wherever you live, that’s your New Orleans, if thing’s aren’t going right there.

MR: That’s beautifully said. How did you get Dr. John on board?

BR: Dr. John came over, heard the song and said, “I want to be a part of this!” “Do you like the song?” “If I didn’t, it I wouldn’t be here.” [laughs] You know Dr. John. It was like a great family reunion kind of thing for him and I. We’re fifty years friends and being both from Louisiana we had something else in common. It just worked out perfectly for both of us.

MR: Bobby, so far, you’ve already won many awards with Decisions.

BR: It’s well-written, it’s well-recorded, it’s well done. It’s a new thing, but yet it’s got the old elements in it. We haven’t forgotten what it was and yet we modify what it is. It’s just an all-around good CD.

MR: What is it about this album that resonated so big this time out?

BR: I think they’re good songs, Dr. John brought some good elements to it with our friendship, I think the way it came off people can hear the honesty and the innocence of us doing it and we feel good about it. It’s a good song that everybody should link on to when you’re talking about “Murder In New Orleans” and then when you leave that song, you’re going to the title song of the album because you’ve got to be careful making decisions. When you’re making a decision, you’re not only making it for yourself, it’s for your family and the people around you. Even when you put a record out you don’t just put a record out because of the record, you’re thinking about who it’s going to touch, what home it’s going into. You’ve got to be careful what you do and say, you hope to say something positive that will be beneficial to everybody who listens to your records. This is that kind of CD. It involves all kinds of elements in this CD.

MR: Your last album, Down In Louisiana has been referred to as an “updating the sounds of the swamps and junkyards.” It pushed the genre’s boundaries.

BR: I’m always trying to modify things I do. I’m not trying to change the wheel of the wagon, but I’m trying to modify it and make it run better and reach more people and younger people, because younger people are the ones tearing up all the roads. Let’s face the facts. My children and grandchildren are the leaders of this world. We try to do things that they can relate to, that they know about, and try and educate them and modify what we do. We don’t want to take them too far and too fast, I’m an old man, not a rapper, but I do want to have some sayings that they can relate to so young people can get into what I’m doing.

MR: In your opinion, what unique thing do you bring to the blues?

BR: I haven’t changed my story, but I change the approach to what I’m doing. I think I say, “Here, this one can have a little rap.” I’m not talking about what Snoop Dogg or some of the other rappers do, but at least I can relate in that song fashion, the way I approach it so that young people can say, “Hey, this guy’s up to date with us.” It’s almost like writing in our business twenty five or thirty years ago, we couldn’t talk on the phone and do interviews, we had to be present, but now it’s all digitized and we can do things on the phone and what we don’t like we take out and what we shouldn’t have said we can block out and make it right. That’s what I try to do with my music, I try to think about where I’m going and who I’m singing it to so I can make it right for them. If you’re selling candy to an old folk home they may like it, but they can’t chew it. You have to put it in a form or fashion where they can digest it. Same thing with music. You’ve got to bring it to them in a way they can digest it.

MR: Bobby, you seemed like you had a great time on The Tonight Show.

BR: [laughs] Let me tell you! I hope that Dan Aykroyd can get this message: He did something to me that nobody hasn’t ever did for me. He took me under his wing and respects what I do so well and I’m one of the last of the kind doing what I do, and he embraced me so well, I just love the man for what he’s done. I could never pay him for feeling the way he feels about me in any kind of way. We haven’t talked about this, but I’m hoping that somewhere down the line he and I can get together and make a black and white Blues Brothers. I’ll never forget what he did with me. Jimmy Fallon’s show was great, everybody treated me so well, it was red carpet and I hope we can do it again.

MR: And you also have that Take Me To The River connection.

BR: Right, that’s the documentary, I’m playing a big part in that, Snoop Dogg’s playing a part in that, Al Green, Otis Clay, William Bell, Lil’ Peewee, Frayser Boy who’s done some things with me, the late Bobby Bland and a lot of other artists were involved with this. It’s down at Sundance now. It’s gotten a lot of attention because it’s great and because I’m part of it. On top of that I’m up for the Grammy nomination, I hope we win it and if we don’t win it we’re still winners because we’re in the race.

MR: Where do you think blues is headed?

BR: I believe that Bobby Rush can make a big difference. If you think about the black entertainers today you think about B.B. King, Buddy Guy and me. If you think about black entertainers period then you’ve got to add in Little Richard, Chuck Berry and all the guys over eighty years old who have played a big part in what the young guys coming up are doing now. Entertainment-wise Elvis Presley played a big part for me because I’m out kicking my foot across the stage, but Elvis Presley did the same thing I do. He can get away with it, so did Tom Jones. They kind of opened the door for Bobby Rush along with B.B. King and all the guys who have come before me who set a trail for me to come through the door. Now I’m one of the top five who are left to do this and I thank God for putting me in this position. I never thought that I would be an icon as the leading role of the blues cats, man, especially the black blues cats. I never thought I’d be here.

MR: Do you look at that concept and feel a burden or a responsibility as a torchbearer?

BR: It’s a responsibility. When you’re the king of blues you’ve got to be careful what you say and do. Everybody’s looking at you to carry this thing on. Now I’m finding guys who understand me and respect what I’m doing to try to pass my legacy on to someone else and keep it going. That’s what you have to do. You’ve got to educate the people who don’t know about it and encourage the people who are doing it so they can make a living at doing it.

MR: I know who influenced you, but do you feel their ghosts are still around when you’re making music? Do they still influence you in that way?

BR: Oh, yeah! When I get on stage I can close my eyes and see them around behind me. I see Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf saying “Go, boy, go.” Yes I feel that. Yes, man. I feel the presence of a lot of guys. I feel the presence of my father who was a preacher and never came to see one of my shows. Being a preacher he never told me to sing the blues, but he never told me not to. So with that in mind, I always feel I’m okay in the blues world because my daddy didn’t tell me not to sing as a preacher. Muddy Waters always said, “Hey boy, you’re going to be a big man one day, you’re going to make a lot of money.” “You mean I’m going to make a lot of money off something I would do for free?” It’s not about the money, it’s about the love of the music, you know?

MR: Where do you feel the blues comes from?

BR: Blues comes from a state of mind. Whether you’re black or white, it’s a state of mind. It’s how you feel. The blues isn’t always stuff that makes you feel bad, but it’s not always stuff that makes you smile. When I lived on the farm as a country boy, on a Saturday night we’d come out of the cotton field and go to the juke joint and hear the blues because we were going to meet all our favorite girls, or if we didn’t have a favorite girl we’d look at them and hope they’d be our favorite girl. That was a good time. The saddest time was late Sunday afternoon because Monday morning was a work day. That’s when you had the blues because it was over and it’s time to go to work again. You’d be glad the blues was coming back again on Friday because Saturday you’d go out to play. Everybody really sings the blues, because everybody wants the same thing: A good house, some money, some good health, a good girlfriend or boyfriend, you want to be peaceful in life; everybody wants the same thing. If you don’t have that it’ll make you feel sad, but if you have it it’ll make you feel good. The blues can make you feel good, or it can make you feel bad. Someone asked me, “Why do you sing the blues? Because your woman left you?” You can have the blues when your woman leaves you, but you can also have the blues if they stay too long.

MR: [laughs] What are you going through when you sing the blues?

BR: When I really create, I’m by myself. Most of the time it’s when I’m in the car and I don’t have a pencil or my tape recorder. Things really come then, when you don’t have anything to write on. Give me some toilet paper and I’ll write on that! Write something on your pants leg and hope it comes out. I create from what I know, what I think, and what I wish. Where I wish I was, where I think I want to be, where I used to be, or some things that I’d like to do. All those kinds of things. When a man writes, he pretty much writes about what he knows. It’s like writing a book: You can only write what you know. Other than that is fantasy. You can have fantasies about things you do or what you don’t want to do and you write about those kinds of things. When I was a kid, I started to write about animals, my first big gold record was “Chicken Heads.” At the time Louis Jordan had this song out about how a monkey and a buzzard were good friends, but the monkey was a better friend to the buzzard than the buzzard was to him, so the monkey said, “Mister Buzzard, straighten up and fly right.” I got into writing about things that I could relate to on the farm. I watched the cows, the birds, the chickens and I started to write about things I could relate to. Then I started writing about the rooster, the boy, and the hens, the girls. I took those kinds of things and related them to me as the rooster and the girls as the hens. If you think about it, it’s nice to be in the barnyard when there ain’t a lot of roosters but there are a lot of hens.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

BR: Look in the mirror and face the facts and do all you can while you can, cause there comes a time that you can not do what you want to do. What I mean is be honest with yourself. You’re either cold or you’re hot, there’s no lukewarm. In my position I guess I got caught up in a situation where I’m a performer. You’ve got to understand that this business is an entertainment business. It’s not about singing, it’s not about playing the guitar. All of that is good, but you’ve first got to be an entertainer. You can teach a man how to play a guitar, you can teach a man how to play any other instrument, but you can’t teach a man how to perform. An entertainer’s born, not made. You have to look at yourself and say, “Am I made, or am I born?” If you’re born, it ain’t much you have to do, but if you’re made you have to know that and say, “Listen, I’ve got to go out on the road, I’ve got to work hard, I’ve got to rehearse and rehearse. Most of the time you don’t have to rehearse if it’s natural. If it’s not natural, then you’ll have to work on it. Work on your publishing, write the song and be independent, where you can control your destiny.

MR: You speak with such authority, do you think some of that comes from your dad being a preacher?

BR: Oh, yeah! I remember when my dad told me, “Son, I’ve got ten children, you’re one of them, I want you to drop out of school because you seem to be more apt than all the rest of my children. I want you to help me do some things in the field so you can help me make a better life for the other children.” I didn’t know how to take that. I thought it was some great thing to do, I got to step out of school and I got a job at a gin and I was making twelve dollars a month. Three dollars a week. That was my first job. My job was to bring him the news. The news was, we as black people didn’t know about Dow Jones, but people in the gin would pick up what they were going to sell, sell the cotton for this, sell the beans for this, sell the peanuts for this. My daddy would come in on a Sunday morning and go into the church for service at ten and tell them to meet him at nine or nine thirty so he could tell them what to sell or not sell by my information.

MR: You were the school.

BR: I was the newspaper, I was the school. I told them what to sell. My daddy would walk in and say, “Son, what you heard today?” I’d say, “You can’t sell no peanuts today. You can sell some cotton, but you can’t sell beans. They went down this week, they’ll be up next week.” That was the Dow Jones.

MR: That’s amazing. I want to ask you a delicate question. It seems like as a country, we’ve certainly made big progress towards a non-racist society. But a certain level of racism was revealed with what happened in Ferguson and in NY this past year. What are your thoughts on this?

BR: Here’s my thoughts. The more things change, the more they remain the same. They’ve got highway signs saying you should drive fifty-five, that’s for the ones who have the desire to speed. But then if a man is a wife beater who learns not to beat his wife, he still is a wife beater. When you don’t have a desire to beat your wife, that’s the Godly principle. You can change the laws so they say that every man is equal, but that doesn’t have anything to do with the heart. “The law says this is what we’ve got to do,” but your heart is different. We have to understand that what we want is different from where it is now. We’ve come a long way, but yet not far enough. I’m sitting in a position different from a lot of guys as an entertainer, because I have crossed over to a white audience and I did not cross out of the black audience. So many men–and I’m not calling names–have crossed over to a white audience but they just no longer have the black people following them. I’m a blessed man to have this middle-of-the-road kind of thing going. Not everybody knows me, but it’s growing. I’m so thankful to people that see me and accept me for who I am and what I do. That doesn’t happen to every man.

MR: Do you know what you’re going to say when they give you the Grammy?

BR: [laughs] I’m so thankful because when I walked away with the nomination it was already done for me. If I walk away with the Grammy in my hand it’s just a plus for me. If I win, there’s going to be somebody who loses, and I feel for the person who loses behind me like they feel for me when I lose behind them. Charlie Musselwhite won last year and I took my hat off because I love Charlie Musselwhite. Everybody’s out here fighting for the best for them because winning the award will give you the upper hand to get more wood. At my age now I need more wood, I need more kindling. I’m working, I’m in pretty good health, let me do something so I can make some money to take care of my family and spread the good news about this blues thing. And maybe, just maybe, some young man, black or white will come up and say, “Hey, I’m going to pattern myself after Bobby Rush.” I’m hoping that some day I do something right enough for them to follow me and that leads them to something that’ll do good for them and their family.

MR: That’s wonderful. So you’re eighty years old now, right?

BR: I didn’t say, I didn’t say! [laughs]

MR: So we already know what you did for the first part of your life, what are you going to do for the next eighty years?

BR: [laughs] Oh, for the next eighty, I’m just going to play music and sit more down on the stoop so I can relax. I won’t have to jump as high, I won’t have to pat as hard, so I won’t go so hard on my heart. And I’m going to try to keep makin’ love. Because when you make love, love will come back to you.

MR: You’re awesome, I don’t want to keep you any longer…

BR: Before we go, let me thank you for what you have done, and what you’re doing and what you plan to do. What you write about me is what people perceive me to be. I’m one of the few guys who’s left who hasn’t did everything just right in my life. I’ve had three beers in my life. That doesn’t mean I’m so right or anything. Paul in the bible talked about being the worst sinner. He was number two, I’m number one. I’m thanking you because what you write about me is what people perceive me to be, and I’m hoping to come off as this guy that people like. I’m not substituting anything to do what I do, honest to God.

MR: Booby, you have nothing to worry about. And anyone who writes about you is going to love you instantly, you’re truly one of the greats.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

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KRISTIN ANDREASSEN’S “LOOKOUT” PREMIERE

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photo credit: Laura Crosta

According to Kristin Andreassen…

“Hurricane Sandy hit New York hard. My apartment was left high and dry, so when the storm cleared, I went to offer help at a friend’s house in the shoreline neighborhood of Red Hook. Their basement apartment had filled up with enough water to float their upright piano, but they as much help as they could use that day, so instead I spent the day clearing muddy furniture and mementos from the basement of a total stranger. ‘Lookout’ is about friendship and community in the face of tough times. It’s also about the inevitability of hardship as time and age makes everybody’s journey more challenging.”

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A Conversation with Dylan Gardner

Mike Ragogna: Dylan, when we las spoke, you were releasing Adventures In Real Time yourself, going the indie route. Now you’re signed to Warner Bros. and it’s coming out on that label. What the heck happened?

Dylan Gardner: Well we put the record up on Spotify and about two weeks later I was sitting at Panda Express and I opened Spotify to check the numbers–not thinking anyone would know it came out since guerilla marketing takes so long–but “Let’s Get Started” had eighty three thousand plays. I was just wondering what happened. It turns out a lot of people clicked on the record when it came up under “New Releases” on Spotify and it got added to all of these different playlists. People shared it and shared it and it got on a lot of big Spotify playlists and suddenly the record started getting played over and over again and before I knew it “Let’s Get Started” had a million plays, and then it had two millions plays and the rest of the album was racking up a hundred thousand plays, it was quite insane. Warner Bros. took notice and contacted me which was great because I personally think Warner Bros. is the greatest American label and it feels amazing to be in a company of legend.

MR: Yeah, it’s awesome that they got what was going on with you as an artist.

DG: They completely got what was going on. They’re an artists first label.

MR: There must have been someone who championed you at Warner Bros. and said, “We’ve got to sign this kid.” What’s the signing story?

DG: Just going through the ringer. I’ve been doing this since I was fourteen, shopping my songs around and showcasing them. You meet more people and you meet people who know people and you go to all these things. I went to Capitol Records in about 2012 and met some people there and showcased for them and it turned out that the demo got around the office and the people from Capitol ended up going over to Warner Bros. and kind of took me with them on their departure. As soon as they got there I already knew some people at Warner Bros. just from playing around and before you knew it there was this giant family there of people that enjoyed my music. Once I went in there and talked to them, they all just had this look on their faces and the legendary Lenny Waronker was in the room too and I was just like, “This is the best place on Earth.” I feel like I’m going to be able to express myself artistically and be in the company of amazing people and I’m going to become a better songwriter, a better person and a better performer.

MR: Warner Bros. has a history of sticking with artists for a while, too. I think you’re in a really good place.

DG: I’m definitely in the right place.

MR: Were there any tracks that they suggested to make changes to?

DG: No, it’s solid re-release. They heard the record, they said, “It’s your vision, it’s perfect, let’s not change it, let’s not do the big corporate machine thing; this is your baby and we’re going to put it out exactly how it is and we’re going to pour gasoline on the fire.” That’s what we’re doing. They trust the vision and I trust them and all the rest.

MR: How did the album itself come together?

DG: I started writing the songs about two years ago and I was demoing all the songs in my room. I must have demoed about a hundred songs, I took everything out of my room, got rid of all the stuff in my closet because I needed a vocal booth, I got all these instruments, went Goodwill shopping for some, and just recorded all night. We had all these demos and my manager and I looked at this and thought, “Well there’s a record in here somewhere.” So we tried to find someone to help realize this because my producing in Pro Tools as far as getting a record-ready sound was not up to par yet, so we went around looking for people that we knew and my manager who worked at A&M in the nineties signed Jack Drag, which is John Dragonetti’s band. He was one of the people that we contacted. The first track that we tried out I think was “I Think I’m Falling For Something,” he tracked a little bit of the record and I got to his house and listened to it and I was like, “Whoa, he’s a producer. He’s the one that will help me make the record.”

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photo credit: Jeri Heiden

MR: “I Think I’m Falling For Something” is probably my favorite track on the album.

DG: Oh thanks, it was definitely one of my favorite songs to record. The part that I have the most fun with while record making is getting to experiment and try new things. On that track specifically I wanted something to lift the chorus so I was listening to Pete Drake records, he’s this slide guitar player from Nashville who plays with a talk box. He actually introduced Peter Frampton to the talk box. I wanted a lap steel through a talk box for the middle of each chorus and we were able to replicate that and it was awesome.

MR: “I Think I’m Falling For Something” is such a terrific recording that I would predict it’s goes Top Ten record if Warners releases it as a single. There. Said it, can’t take it back.

DG: [laughs] Really? Wow, I hope you’re right!

MR: Hey Dylan, this album just sounds so fresh. But when you finished recording and mixing the project, did you ever listen to an online station or the radio and feel like you needed to change things up?

DG: No, when I finished the record, my first thought was, “This is the record I wanted to make.” It was the vision that I had in my head since in the first song that I wrote for the record. I was really proud of it. I try not to pay attention to the mood swings of the music world. There’s always something that’s there for five minutes and then it’s gone. It’s the “Harlem Shake” or something like that. I try not to pay attention to that because you fall under the same spell and try to make that and it might work if you put it out in that five minutes but then you yourself become a product of yesterday. I’m not in music to become a product of yesterday. I try to transcend all of the influences I have. There’s definitely things that make those “five minute” songs special, don’t get me wrong, but the vision I have is always what comes to me, it’s never inspired by cashing in.

MR: Sweet. You’ve often said you were inspired by The Beatles, and I think one can tell from your music and the way you dressed in your video for Adventures‘ first track, “Let’s Get Started,” that they were quite a big influence on you.

DG: Oh, there hasn’t been a bigger influence on my music, my life, and the way I behave than that band. Those four people, just the way they inspired everyone, let alone me, everyone who had a television set back in 1964 saw them playing became a fan. Some of the first memories I have are of listening to Beatles records. I had A Hard Day’s Night cassette tape that I played until the magnetic tape was all around my room…I wish I still had that! There’s just a magic in learning to play the songs, and there’s never enough to learn about the band. They’re just that kind of band.

MR: I think it’s true that whenever one listens to music at different times in one’s life, he or she hears it very differently.

DG: Oh yeah, I think you’re always a different person every day. If you listen to the same song every day you’re going to hear something different. I hear something different in my own songs every time I listen to them. If you put music down for a while and come back to the same piece of music you’re going to feel slightly different about it. It’s like listening to songs you used to listen to as a child, they’ve got a completely different meaning.

MR: Do you think you can see all these different layers because you’re recording your feelings?

DG: Oh yeah, I go back all the time and see songs that were about one thing are actually about another and I didn’t even realize it. The song “Feeling Of Love” I wrote as the euphoric feeling of love that hits you when you’re in love, but I’m singing the song live and I realize the lyrics are shifted and that it’s about my dog. [laughs]

MR: There are ten songs on here, did you arrange them with a Side A and Side B in mind?

DG: I didn’t think of it in terms of Side A and Side B in quality, but in terms of a record listening journey and when it’s appropriate to flip the record. I wanted the first song on the second side to be “The Actor” because when you listen to big stars’ records Side A is rocking, “Boom, boom, boom,” and then you flip it over and it calms down. I did think of it in terms of that, but as far as record making I thought of it as a collection of ten songs. I had song tracks but it wasn’t until I had the final order that I thought about people who flip the record over, for vinyl buyers. It’s a selfish thought, but to me, if it didn’t come out on vinyl it didn’t come out at all. That’s just the only way I listen to music.

MR: There’s a diversity on this album that is unusual. I think beyond Side A / Side B format, each song fits with the next in certain ways.

DG: Right, like I said, you’re a different person every day and you’re constantly going through different records that you pick up at the record store, or something happens to you in your life that you get interested in. If you look back at a collection of a lot of songs you wrote you have some diversity there. Change, for me, is always a great thing. I plan to have a wide scale in my discography. One person I look to for that is Elvis Costello. After Armed Forces he’s never in the same place twice.

MR: That’s a good point. And I think it’s illegal to repeat the genius that is Armed Forces.

DG: [laughs]

MR: Rumor has it that as you recorded this album you also had a few more albums’ worth in the can already, gee I wonder how I know that?

DG: [laughs] I do. I could put out two records tomorrow.

MR: Is it the same team that approached the current record or have you got everything recorded on your end?

DG: This is all me. This is just me working in the backroom the entire time we’ve been making all of this stuff. That’s all I do all day, I don’t go outside or party or play with my friends, I just sit on my computer or at my piano and I write and record.

MR: So these things haven’t been worked over by Dragonetti yet?

DG: Actually, he just heard the collection of songs I’ve got and we’re super psyched on it. We’re always thinking down the road. In terms of football, Russell Wilson said when he held the Lombardi trophy the moment he put it down he just thought about the next one. That’s an artist’s job. The moment you put the record out you’ve got to start thinking about the next one, whether or not anyone cares or even knows about it. I plan to make a lot of records in my lifetime and this is the start of the journey.

MR: So Dragonetti gets the tracks you’ve recorded and then he works on them from his end?

DG: Yes. But that process has not started yet because I’m still just writing and writing and writing. I want to have as many songs as possible for the official moment when we look at the record and go, “Let’s make it.”

MR: You must be champing at the bit to get the next one…or are you kind of savoring what you did at this point?

DG: To be honest, I’m kind of in the middle of both. I’m constantly working on the future. Going back to football again, one of the wide receivers in the Super Bowl said he got to the Super Bowl early and was just catching balls for three hours beforehand and he was ready to keep it up when the game started. I’m constantly just working at it for the future. If someone comes to me and says, “Put the record out tomorrow,” we’ll start making it. I’m definitely on the bandwagon of supporting this album and getting this album out there. I wanted as many people as possible to hear it. That’s why I’m going on tour for a month. We’re touring the United States, we’re going to put the record in front of all of these people, play high schools and do interviews–I want to be in front of the people, man. I want them to hear it and I want to give a great show.

MR: So touring is going to be extensive?

DG: Oh yeah, just going and playing a bunch of venues. I just added all the tour dates two weeks ago to the website, dylangardnermusic.com/tour. I’m so poorly traveled, I get to go to all of these places for the first time, I’m just going to play my heart out. I want to give people a sweet show. Full on electric. Just me, my brother [drummer], and my bass player, we have so much energy. Just wait ’til you see it, man!

MR: Looking forward to it! Dylan, what is your advice for new artists?

DG: My advice for new artists is work hard and practice at your craft every day. Never put something in front of what you want to do for the rest of your life. The day that you do what you love you never have to work again. It’s really honest but you have to work at what you love. Follow your dreams, not in the sense of just saying those three words; You have to actually act on it. If you think you’re an amazing songwriter or you think you’re an amazing performer, practice every single day because you’re only going to get better. If you want to be the best in the world at something you’d better start now.

MR: Now that you’re associated with a major label, what do you still have to pay attention to in the same way you did as an indie artist?

DG: I still get to have all of the creative input, it’s still always my input, “Hey guys, why don’t we do this?” I’m still running all my Twitter and Facebook and stuff because I don’t want someone who’s not me to take that over and post boringly all the time, I want to interact with all of my fans. My artistic integrity is three thousand percent. Just a couple of months ago we wanted to put out another music video, so we said, “What are we going to do?” and I said, “How about ‘Too Afraid To Love You?’ We’ll do a music video like this and we’ll film it in this place,” and everyone was like, “Cool.” So that’s the music video that’s coming out pretty soon. They really helped me have all creative control of that because they’re an artist-friendly label. So we’ve got this cool, exciting music video for “Too Afraid To Love You” coming and that’s going to be really awesome.

MR: How do you think it’s going to affect you and your music when you turn the corner and become a huge act?

DG: Success to me only means more people being able to hear the music. I still want to be in the same bedroom making the same music, I’m not in it to be on the front of People magazine. To be a songwriter and for people to hear my music, its success means more people hearing and sharing my music and collecting vinyl or listening to any of the artists I’m inspired by. That’s a beautiful, wonderful thing. It really means just making more friends and making more music than ever.

MR: So this is your social connection?

DG: I put music first and word of mouth will hopefully get the music out there.

MR: FYI, your album is still in heavy rotation with both me and my son. That’s really good stuff to come out of someone’s bedroom.

DG: Thank you, man. Just wait for the future.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

My first interview with Dylan Gardner can be found at this address: http://www.mikeragogna.com/introducing-popster-dylan-gardner-huffpost-5-1-14/

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Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Maya Banks

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Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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Genre: Romance

Price: $ 11.95

Publish Date: February 5, 2013

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Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour – Rush

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Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: January 1, 2013


Rush Clockwork Angels Tour captures the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' 2012-2013 sold-out tour from a unique "point-of-view" approach to filmmaking utilizing distinct composition and a "voyeuristic" style that at varying moments puts the viewer on the stage, at the side of the stage, and throughout the arena. For the first time ever the legendary band (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) was accompanied on this tour by an eight-piece string section! This electrifying concert features over 3 hours of music including favorites "Tom Sawyer" and "The Spirit of Radio," 3 drum solos, new string arrangements of classics such as "YYZ," "Dreamline" and "Red Sector A," and rarely performed songs such as "The Body Electric" and "Middletown Dreams."

© © 2013 Anthem Film & Television Productions Inc. Under exclusive license to Zoë Vision, a division of Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (2011)

Rush

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: January 1, 2011


'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary 'Moving Pictures' album, performed live in its entirety. Released in 1981, 'Moving Pictures' is their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum, and features some of the band's most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy®-nominated instrumental “YYZ.” Captured in April, 2011 in Cleveland during the renowned trio’s extensive world tour, 'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' marks the band’s first live concert filmed in the United States. The choice to record in Cleveland was a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its airwaves, as former WMMS DJ Donna Halper is widely credited for helping break the band in 1974 by spinning “Working Man.” The reinterpreted live version of “Working Man” was the encore closer on the Time Machine tour and is included on this release. In addition to the 26-song concert set, Rush’s notorious concept tour videos are included: The first short film, entitled “The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 ‘Don’t Be Rash,’” and the opening second set video, "The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 17 ‘…and Rock and Roll is My Name.'"

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Rush Limbaugh Saving the World From a Black James Bond

Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It’s not fair. White people get all the good roles — like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.

Coincidentally, Rush Limbaugh would make a fabulously convincing James Bond villain.

Hollywood rumors suggest that Idris Elba, a highly regarded black actor, might play the legendary superspy once Daniel Craig becomes too old for the role… which, if Bond movie history is any indication, should be around the time Craig turns 80.

Limbaugh compared a black James Bond to George Clooney portraying President Obama on film. I’m probably not the first to point out the obvious difference. Barack Obama is a real person. It would be absurd- and without credibility- for a white man to portray the nation’s first black president. But James Bond is a fictional character, like Harry Potter and Spiderman and Queen Elizabeth. James Bond can be anyone. A better analogy would be to compare a black James Bond with a white John Shaft. Though to be honest, I thought those 1970s Shaft blaxploitation films would’ve worked better with Paul Reiser in the title role.

It stands to reason that James Bond would change. Throughout its cinematic history, the Bond movies themselves have continuously changed — from silly to serious, from campy to gritty. The only common denominator is they’re always about 15 minutes too long.

James Bond movies are a simple formula; one mysterious man with super skills singlehandedly tries to save the world. It’s like the complete opposite of Donald Trump’s life. And this formula has been copied so often that, by now, the only thing that really separates the Bond films from all the other action flicks is the name of the character. Skyfall would be no less entertaining a spy thriller had Daniel Craig played Agent 008, Marty Wu.

James Bond could make the transition to black or Asian or gay or deaf by simply clicking his state-of-the-art, weaponized gadget pen. And, for the most part, America wouldn’t give it much thought. In fact, I suspect that even Rush Limbaugh would quickly get used to the idea. I heard they’re remaking Ghostbusters with a female cast. Eh, I still prefer Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. But I’ll get used to the idea. And if it looks good, I’ll go see it. And if it looks bad, then I… well, I’ll probably still go see it. Hell, it’s Ghostbusters!

Rush Limbaugh isn’t racist for being uncomfortable with Idris Elba as James Bond. Limbaugh thinks James Bond should be white. That’s his opinion, which is about as newsworthy as anyone else’s opinion. Real racism is a destructive form of prejudice, asserting that one race is superior to another. Real racism is the vast social power structure that has led to the historical inequality and economic stratification that continue to fuel America’s racial conflict. Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments? Not a big deal. I doubt Martin Luther King would’ve cared who plays the lead in the next James Bond movie. Martin Luther King was concerned with bigger issues, as told in the critically acclaimed Selma, the new bio-pic starring Ryan Gosling as Martin Luther King.

Rush Limbaugh’s comments are not so much about race as they are about change. Limbaugh, like so many people, is afraid of social change. Tea Party members are insistent on preserving America’s innocent, peaceful past, a simple time when everyone happily accepted traditional roles and the social hierarchy. Unfortunately, society was never innocent. And the fictionalized “past” that conservatives daydream about is about as real as Die Another Day, the James Bond movie where Pierce Brosnan drives an invisible Aston Martin through a giant ice palace.

I’m sure Rush Limbaugh and his followers don’t hate the idea of a black James Bond. And they’re fine with black heroes starring in other action films. It’s just that they’re comfortable with the familiar. They’re secure with what they already believe. They know white James Bond… or at least they think they know him. Similarly, the Tea Party members, I’m sure, didn’t want the police to overexert their power in killing Eric Garner, a nonviolent street criminal played, in real life, by a black man. But it happened. And rather than rationalize the situation or make excuses, wouldn’t it be better to just acknowledge that, like so many aspects of society (like, for example, the film industry), there was a racial component? Race exists and we are not a color blind society. And once we accept this, we can make changes. Because sometimes change is good.
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‘Rush’: Tom Ellis On Playing Unconventional Doctor With Penchant For ’80s Music

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Madrid-based directing duo Damien Crosse & Francesco D’Macho, creators of the popular Stag Homme line, serve up a spunk-filled banquet of scenes with Spunk Rush. Unstoppable cocks meet insatiable holes in five jism-filled tales of getting off. Always hungry for sex, Damien pays homage to three classic porn scenarios. First is the pizza boy. Felix Barca delivers the pizza to Damien, with his furry body for chaser. In the next classic fantasy, Damien and sexy/cute Goran both artists hire Donato Reyes to model nude. When Donato unveils a physique that would make Michelangelo pant, his body becomes a living canvas. After that, he gets fucked separately, and in the middle of a manwich. Versatile sex pig Jessy Ares shows his spunk in two scenes. Francesco seduces him in an episode of the Spycam’ series, winking at the camera Jessy doesn’t know is there while Jessy fucks him senseless. Then Jessy flip-fucks with Damien in the classic massage scene reimagined. A hot mouth and a big cock set Jessy right in no time. Last is the first installment of series #3 of 30 Loads of Facials. Smooth, straight Bruno learns what a real blow job is when he gets an oral work over from Damien. You’ll be adding your spunk to theirs by the end of this gritty, European Spunk Rush.

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