Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

Atlanta Season 2 Teaser

Donald Glover’s FX comedy Atlanta is returning for season 2 on March 1st. The teaser gives just enough mystery to raise questions about the future storyline, especially at the end when Paper Boi is grabbed by an unknown person in the dark.

 

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David Bowie: Let’s Dance Demo

David Bowie would’ve been 71 today (January 8th) and Parlophone Records is marking the day with the release of the “Let’s Dance” demo. Nile Rodgers’ unmistakable rhythm guitar is part of the unknown band on the recording that happened in 1982 at a studio in Montreux, Switzerland. Rodgers says,

“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful career but my creative partnership with David Bowie ranks very, very, very high on the list of my most important and rewarding collaborations. This demo gives you, the fans, a bird’s eye view of the very start of it! I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me. He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, “Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!”.

This recording was the first indication of what we could do together as I took his ‘folk song’ and arranged it into something that the entire world would soon be dancing to and seemingly has not stopped dancing to for the last 35 years! It became the blue print not only for Let’s Dance the song but for the entire album as well.

If you played 2nd guitar or drums let us know who you are!

The time we spent mixing it just before Christmas was full of tears as it felt like David was in the room with us. Happy Birthday David, I love you and we all miss you!.”

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Oprah Winfrey Accepts Cecile B. DeMille Award At The Golden Globes Awards

Oprah Winfrey became the first Black woman to receive the Cecile B. DeMille Award at The Golden Globes ceremony last night. Her acceptance speech started with an ode to Sidney Poitier who was the first Black person to accept the honor in 1982 and then she acknowledged the responsibility of representation and the industry’s current coming-out about sexism.

Oprah referenced Recy Taylor, the Black woman from Alabama who was gang-raped by six white men in 1944. Taylor’s attackers were never convicted despite their confessions after an investigation spearheaded by Rosa Parks. Taylor passed last month shortly before her 98th birthday and Oprah used her story to the history of women being violated. Her speech rallied for the #MeToo Movement and a new world without sexism. This morning while the hype surrounding her appearance was still high, anonymous sources told the media that Oprah is seriously thinking about running for president in 2020.

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