Video of the Week: Stanley Jordan–Stairway to Heaven

I have no words to describe what this man can do. Nor am I musician enough to critique or compare what he does to other guitar greats. But I did sit back and enjoy the man’s God-given talent. Hope you do as well.

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Elvis’ Underwear Auction: The King’s Stained Undies Hit the Block

Celebrity obsession has officially reached another level with the announcement that Elvis Presley’s dirty underwear will be auctioned off next month. As the BBC reports, the tighty whiteys were worn by Presley in 1977 to take away panty lines from his famous white jumpsuit.

Unwashed and rather soiled, estimates for what the briefs will go for have been around £10,000 or about $16,000 U.S. The undies will be auctioned at an Elvis Presley pop memorabilia sale Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The undies have been framed for display and come from the estate of Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father. Also for sale are some home videos and a well-annotated Bible that belonged to the “Hound Dog” singer.

For those of us stuck at home,the auction will be web-broadcasted by Omega Auctions’ website on Sept. 8. Presley died 25 years ago this month on Aug. 16, 1977.

(Reprinted from Spinner)

 

Another “Call Me Maybe” Lip Sync

Did we need another cheeky lip sync of “Call Me Maybe”? Yeah, I think we did. This one is courtesy of some U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Kunar, Afghanistan.

They had me at “USA Back 2 Back World War Champions”

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Video of the Week: Hugh Laurie–Mystery

The English know two things about Hugh Laurie that many Americans don’t: one, he’s a funny guy, and two: he’s a fair musician too.

Oh, and another great talent: the ability to sound so American. How he does that is yet another mystery.

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Most-Used Words in Rolling Stones’ Songs

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Just one question: How can “Satisfaction” top so many lists as the greatest Rock ‘n Roll song of all time, but be only the Rolling Stones’ third-best song according to Paste?

Video of the Week: “Baby Got Back” Sung by the Movies

 

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Songs You May Have Missed #167

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Lily Allen: “Not Fair” (2009)

Lily Allen’s “Not Fair” is a genre-bender, as is its source album, 2009’s It’s Not Me It’s You. While the song and the album touch on country (nice Porter Wagoner bookend, by the way) it’s better described, I think, as “adult bubble gum”–definitely teeth-rottingly sweet, but pretty saucy on the lyrical side. So funny to be so taken by a song’s catchiness, then have that “wait–what did she just say?” moment. Good stuff.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/11/28/songs-you-may-have-missed-505/

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