Wedding Fails


(via Huffpost Weddings)

No matter how much planning goes into it, something will inevitably go wrong on your wedding day. And the queen of unpredictable, unforeseen circumstances is none other than Mother Nature herself.

The unfortunate (but entertaining!) wedding fails below are proof that rain on your wedding day may be the very least of your worries.

Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine–A Monument to the Genius of Sol Kaplan


A treat for Star Trek fans and anyone else who can appreciate the beauty and complexity of a well-written dramatic score. From an upcoming documentary, The Doomsday Machine Revealed. And what is revealed is the genius of composer Sol Kaplan.

Note how the famous Jaws motif seems to have been borrowed from this Star Trek score, which preceded it by eight years.

If you’ve ever watched this particular episode of the classic Star Trek series, you know how much the music contributes to the spooky, ominous vibe of a cautionary story about the threat of a “doomsday weapon”.

It was one of many examples of the classic series using its science fiction format as a censor-evading soapbox with which to make statements on controversial sociopolitical topics in an era in which heavy or controversial topics were avoided by TV networks.

Pineda: Perry’s Righteous Place is with Journey

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(via Classic Rock magazine)

Journey singer Arnel Pineda says he would love to see original vocalist Steve Perry return to the band.

Pineda made the comments after Perry’s surprise return to the stage, appearing with alt rock band Eels at a show in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the weekend.

Journey has been fronted by Pineda since 2007, but he admits he wouldn’t stand in the way of any possible Perry return. Perry left the band in 1997 after injuring his hip…

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The Songs of Summer


(via The Boston Globe)

Memorial Day Weekend fills us with restless anticipation of how we will spend the long, hot days ahead, but it also brings fond memories of summers past, each one marked by a ubiquitous song that still has the power to bring us back to that time.
Travel through the last 100 years to discover which summer songs were either released or peaked in popularity during the summer of their respective years. Some are about the summer or the stuff of summer: parties, picnics, fleeting love, nostalgia or fun. Some have that summer feeling in sound alone. Many are relevant to their times. Some have become standards. Some annoy, like a sticky day with too many mosquitoes. Others slow down time, like an unexpected breeze one hopes will never stop.

Songs were chosen based on a loose criteria of release date, when they peaked in popularity, and because they help illustrate how we enjoyed music that summer.

Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Sings Publicly for First Time in Decades

(via Rolling Stone)

Reclusive former Journey frontman Steve Perry returned to the stage for the first time in 19 years, joining alt-rockers Eels for a handful of songs during their second encore at a St. Paul, Minnesota gig Sunday night. As Eels frontman Mark Everett said by way of introduction, Perry walked away from the rock star life “because it didn’t feel right,” adding, “And for some reason only known to him, he feels like tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota, it feels right.”

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40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don’t Know

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(via Rolling Stone)

Some albums transcend their eras, finding their way into the cultural canon and continually being rediscovered by subsequent generations of listeners. And some don’t. For whatever reason, be it dated production, a social context that doesn’t translate, or any number of far more ineffable causes, the following albums were beloved by millions of baby boomers and yet, unlike, say, the inarguably canonical  and London Callings of the world, seemed not to resonate particularly strongly beyond their initial audience. Check back again in a few years, and this list, hopefully, will look entirely different.

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