Country legend George Jones hospitalized!/gjpossum/status/185882122874130433

From his website:

George Jones remains hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection.  Reports that Mr. Jones has pneumonia, are simply false.  Mr. Jones is being treated with antibiotics in order to clear up his respiratory infection and will remain in a Nashville area hospital until Tuesday,” says Kirt Webster, publicist for George Jones.

“Thanks to all my fans and friends for their prayers and support during this time,” adds George Jones.

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Aditya Narayanan and Lakshmi Priya eschewd speed

Aditya Narayanan is young, intelligent and gifted. In his recent concert for ‘Adi Isai Vizha’, organised by Brahma Gana Sabha and P. S. Institute of Music, Arts and Culture, he rendered songs such as

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Marshall Amps founder Jim Marshall passes away!/Slash/status/187859152679354368

RIP Jim Marshall and thanks for the best amps ever made. Sad news indeed

— Rich Jones (@richloyalty) April 5, 2012

The website released the following statement:

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv’nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.
Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also includes the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.

In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

While the entire Marshall Amplification family mourns Jim’s passing and will miss him tremendously, we all feel richer for having known him and are happy in the knowledge that he is now in a much better place which has just got a whole lot louder!

Rest in Peace & thank you Jim.

Your memory; the music and joy your amps have brought to countless millions for the past five decades; and that world-famous, omnipresent script logo that proudly bears your name will always live on.

R.I.P. Jim Marshall. Probably the greatest thing to happen to guitars ever.

— Ginger Wildheart (@GingerWildheart) April 5, 2012

Oh, bummer 🙁 RIP Jim Marshall. On behalf of metalheads everywhere – THANK YOU!

— Rob Rat (@robmcauslan) April 5, 2012

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Burn: Kid Rock throws shade at lip-syncing performers on #BBMAs!/loudspike/status/336286138417430529!/m_smith214/status/336284951660089345

Kid Rock lived up to the name of his latest album: Rebel Soul. The rocker took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards after some dreadful performances, including Chris Brown’s ear-bleeding gig.!/chelsleighh_xo/status/336286531008487426!/gophelps/status/336285829947330560

That’s Bruno Mars, whose opening number was a rare exception to the canned, backing-tracked disasters of the night.!/RapUp/status/336277767782006785

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Nancy Pelosi: GOP’s ‘anti-nutrition bill’ rejects science, hurts children!/kbloemendaal/status/472124712529956865

The House Appropriations Committee voted 31–18 Thursday on a bill that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. Those guidelines have inspired high school students to shoot  a “We Are Hungry” music video and post photos of their paltry school lunches to Twitter.

The New York Times reports that the School Nutrition Association praised the legislation, acknowledging that the cost of the new rules has led to fewer schools participating in the federal meals programs. Not only that; the rules have also led to “tons of wasted food because children are not eating the healthier alternatives.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spun the wheel of blame and determined that the GOP’s plan in this case is “anti-science” and “anti-nutrition.” And of course, women and children would be hardest hit.!/robinbmurphy/status/472123804009775104!/SMadurski/status/472123676561641473!/zypyxx/status/472129483135131648!/USSGOBLiN/status/472127415984979968!/eroberts718/status/472124129546862592

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Here Are Some Things You Didn’t Know About Ronald Reagan.

Ronald Reagan died in 2004, but to this day he is an idol to conservative political leaders. But how much did we really know about him? How much do we really know about any president? Given the nature and security of the job, they are all bound to have some secrets.

Here are some Ronald Reagan facts that you might have known… but some you definitely didn’t.

His favorite cologne was Royal Briar.

His favorite president was George Washington.

The guy hated brussels sprouts!

He was hard of hearing in the right ear after a gun shot incident during the filming of a movie.

Favorite book: the Bible.

As a kid they called him “Dutch” either because his father said he looked like a little dutch boy or because the popular style of haircut for boys at the time was called “the dutch”.

Favorite childhood book: the Bible.

Ronald Reagan’s favorite musical soundtrack was The Sound of Music.

Fact: because of his ‘ruddy skin’ Reagan rarely had to have make-up applied during his time as an actor.

His nickname was “The Gipper” after his role of ‘George Gip’ in the movie Knute Rockne.

His first car was a 1934 Nash Lafayette Coupe.

Reagan wore glasses in high school, but just as he was becoming an actor, contact lenses became available for the first time.

At fourteen Ronald was hired by a construction contractor to dig ditches ten hours a day, six days a week for a wage of 35 cents per hour. He used that money to save enough for his college tuition which was $200. Way to go Ron!

His favorite comic strip was Peanuts.

The Gipper LOVED jelly-beans.

His favorite recipe was apple cider.

And finally, his favorite tree was the sycamore.

I don’t know about you, but I hope J.J Abrams works in Reagan’s Strategic Defensive Initiative into the new Star Wars. Lasers, man! If you love the Gipper, give this a share on Facebook!

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#ACAs fans wonder: Is there anything better than a man in a cowboy hat?!/Vaaaaaaallll/status/410592911596589057

Many female country music fans agree: There is absolutely nothing better than a man in a cowboy hat. And the bigger, the better. Justin Cole Moore’s head gear earned rave reviews.!/_katelyncarter/status/410592758383267842!/JMCfan7/status/410593196021129216!/sassyrider79/status/410593424014716928

There’s only one group happier than country music gals who love cowboys and their hats tonight: The folks who make cowboy hats, of course!!/LateNiles/status/410583281390731265

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Let Us Celebrate “Back That Azz Up,” The Most Important Song In Music History

On this day, 16 years ago, our lives were forever changed.

1. Cash Money Records has given us so much over the years.

2. They gave us Birdman and his iconic hand rub.

3. They gave us Mannie Fresh and all his hype dancing.

4. They gave us Lil’ Wayne and all his eccentricities.

5. They gave us Juvenile and his plethora of questions.


7. But hands down, their most important contribution to society is, without a single doubt, the classic, “Back That Azz Up.”

8. The song was released on Feb. 24, 1999, and it changed the world.

The song and video helped put both Juvenile and twerking on the map in mainstream America outside of New Orleans.

It also changed proms as we know them forever.

9. As soon as you hear those opening strings you panic because you know what’s about to go down and you’re like “Lord, let me survive this song one more time, amen.”

10. You run to the nearest twerkable space and BAM. IT. IS. ON.

14. Even Barack Obama can’t front on how important this song is.

15. If you can listen to this song and not jump out of your seat, or at least chair twerk, check your pulse because you might be dead.

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You Will Never Be As Passionate About Anything As This Keyboard Player Is

What are you most passionate about? Personally, I go crazy for pizza.

But never will I ever love a good slice of pepperoni as much as 17-year-old keyboardist Anna Eberhart loves to play music.

When you see how the teen approaches a recent performance with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, you’ll understand. Sure, she hits all the right notes, but it’s what she does with her body…and more noticeably, her face, that sets Eberhart apart from the other band members.

So. Intense.

She must have learned from this guy. Either way, you keep doing you, Eberhart!

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Lily Allen takes a stand against tax fraud!/lilyrosecooper/status/215352681512960000

British pop music singer and songwriter Lily Allen opened up a political forum of sorts on Twitter this morning when she questioned the moral difference between tax avoiders and benefit cheats. Needless to say, she got quite the response from her followers.

Her comment that tax avoiders are “several hundred times worse” than benefit cheats really opened the floodgates and brought on an unusual outpouring of support for … the tax avoiders.

@lilyrosecooper You are so wrong Lily! In simple terms, way should those working hard hand over 40% of earnings to pay benefit cheats!!!!!

— Chris W (@KetteringChris) June 20, 2012

@KetteringChris tax money doesn't just go towards the benefit system. Do you use roads? Health service ?

— lily (@lilyallen) June 20, 2012

Wow some of the arguments re #taxavoidance are actually really upsetting to read.I can't believe how people justify that shit to themselves

— lily (@lilyallen) June 20, 2012

And quite a majority. I'm quite ashamed to be honest.

— lily (@lilyallen) June 20, 2012

Luckily, the government over in London can take solace in knowing that Lily is on its side when it comes to tax fraud, and she is a much better spokesperson on the topic than someone like actor Wesley Snipes.

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