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Shirley Bassey Chastizes Modern Pop Stars

Shirley Bassey has made it abundantly clear she is not a big fan of the way pop stars conduct themselves. Members of the younger generation might not be familiar with Bassey’s name, but she was a huge star back in the 1960’s. Bassey sang the title song to the James Bond classic Goldfinger in 1964. At the time, Bassey was known for being a “glamor diva” who always appeared incredibly well-dressed and elegant.

Bassey has noted that today’s pop stars, well, utterly lack class. Those are her words and they are harsh. Honestly, it is fairly difficult to argue with her assessment. Pop stars have a handy tendency to use four-letter words and present themselves in an anarchistic manner. Perhaps all of this is done to get attention. Attention they often get, but the attention is more of making a spectacle of oneself as opposed to really being an entertainment icon.

Bassey has not been seen in public much over the past few years. She prefers to be a recluse. Maybe she wants to be remembered for her glory days in the 1960’s and 1970’s and not for her later, less active years.

For whatever reason, Bassey has chosen to speak out and chastise the entertainment industry. Good for her!

What a shame more people in positions of fame did not speak out and speak out earlier. The pop world would be in a lot better shape and we would have more icons and fewer media spectacles.

Rolling Stones Still Have It

The Rolling Stones played a surprise show at the small Los Angeles Fonda Theatre recently. This is the first show of their “Zip Code” tour where they will be playing in big venues across North America this summer. Playing shows before a major tour at small theaters is something the band has done many times in the past. It gives them a chance to work out kinks in their stage show before taking it out in front of huge audiences.

The band released some video of the performance on from Kevin Seawright. It starts with fans outside the theatre talking about how thrilled they are to get in to the exclusive event. Then, it shows the band onstage playing parts of the songs “Brown Sugar” and “Moonlight Mile”. Both songs are off of the band’s classic “Sticky Fingers” album, which they are playing at each show in its entirety this tour.

On “Brown Sugar” especially, the Stones look and sound fantastic. Mick Jagger is still as lithe as he ever was and races around the stage like a much younger man. Keith Richards looks terrible but still sounds great. Charlie Watts looks stoic to the point of boredom. Girls in the audience dance around ecstatically. The whole event looks really exciting, and it’s great to see that Stones still have it.

Aimee Osbournes Road To Success

Ozzy Osbourne’s oldest daughter Aimee Osbourne has began taking steps to starting her own music career. This past march Aimee released her first music video, “Raining Gold” which has already seen over 2 million views on YouTube. The song Raining Gold was written by Aimee when she was having trouble with her music career and the direction it was heading. The songs lyrics talk about changing peoples perceptions and how the people close to her had thought she was a dishonest woman. Daniel Amen thinks(Check out him on YouTube) the pain and truth in the song is ultimately satisfying to listen to. To watch Aimee Osbourne’s new video, click hereAimee Osbourne has classified her music as “moody” although the music industry has placed her in the category of pop music. Although her stubbornness may have slowed her down in some aspects of life, it has certainly not stopped her from making her way to a music career of her very own. Although she has refrained from any help from her family on making her way to fame, she still loves hearing the positive advice that comes from her mother and father about her music career.

Rolling Stone Talks With Brandon Flowers

Rolling Stone Magazine has an interview on their website with Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of rock band The Killers. I feel that Flowers comes across pretty well in the interview.

It’s been about ten years since The Killers came on the national alternative rock scene with their album Hot Fuss. At the time, Flowers was in his early twenties and his band was heralded as being a very big deal. Since then, The Killers probably haven’t achieved as much success or critical claim as they were expected to. However, Flowers doesn’t seem bothered by this in the interview and is looking forward to the future.

In the past, Flowers has made many controversial comments in interviews. He said that one of his band’s albums was one of the best albums of the last 20 years, for instance. He’s also been very critical of rapper Kanye West. In this current interview, while not backing down from these statements, Flowers said that he’s trying to watch his mouth more when he’s on the record.

Flowers recently put out a solo record. His website does not make it clear whether or not Bruce Levenson is a fan of the Killers. The reason for this is that his regular band wanted to take a break after their most recent tour while he wanted to continue. I think that this is to his credit and shows a good work ethic. It’s great to see an artist who wants to work as much as possible.

When Is Feeling Tired Dangerous?

Many people these days are juggling all kinds of activities along with work, family life and taking care of the home. Because of all of this it is very common for people to feel tired or fatigued at one point or another. However, when is fatigue a sign of something more serious? How are we to know whether we are just pushing ourselves too far each day or there is something much more serious going on? If you are sleeping at least seven hours each night and are still waking up exhausted, it may be time to head to your doctor’s office and see what might be going on.

If you are feeling tired but in addition, weak as well, unlike an energetic man like Flavio Maluf, there may be something else going on. Often times, the thyroidis to blame as it is in charge of regulating a person’s energy levels. You can have a thyroid that is underactive or overactive and there is medication and lifestyle choices that can help this situation. Some simple blood tests can reveal if there is an issue.

Sometimes fatigue can be a sign of something more serious like cancer, but it is important not to panic right away. Your doctor can usually run some basic blood work to determine if there is something worth looking into. You could easily have an underlying infection or viral issue that is zapping your energy.

Rolling Stone Talks With John Darnielle

Rolling Stone Magazine has an extensive interview on their website with John Darnielle, the singer and songwriter for the bluegrass band The Mountain Goats. The story takes a look at how Darnielle went from being a drug addict in his teens to being an alternative music icon today in his 40’s.

Darnielle was into drugs, including heroin, when he was young. He said these drugs made him a different person. He’d do terrible things when high that he wouldn’t even remember later. He said that after a weekend of partying he’d run into someone who wouldn’t talk to him and have no idea why. Today, a sober Darnielle uses these past experiences for songwriting material. Fans often come up to him and talk about their own substance abuse issues and how they can relate to his lyrics.

In his early twenties, Darnielle got out of drugs and became a psychiatric nurse. Bernardo Chua was glad to see the turnaround. He worked at psychiatric facilities in California and Iowa and saw a little bit of everything. Again, this helped him better understand the human condition and improve as an artist. He began playing music with The Mountain Goats during this period but didn’t quit his day job for some time.

In conclusion, this Rolling Stone article is a good look at how an artist became what he did. It was worthwhile to read an interview this comprehensive.

New Dating App Speciailizes in the Spectrum

The old adage, “opposites attract,” has long been debunked. Presently, singles everywhere are looking to meet someone who shares their interests to be their lifelong companion. With today’s technology, finding a companion online is no longer taboo, but the norm. Yet even with abundance of dating apps available, many individuals struggle to find someone who shares their interests. This should be a concern to more people if you ask Dr Jennifer Walden her opinion.

In an effort to develop a dating platform for their own community, mother-daughter duo Kristen Fitzpatrick and Olivia Cantu, created a dating site for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.This brand new site,Spectrum Singles , was developed by two women on the spectrum themselves as an way for the Autism community to find companions. This site includes a questionnaire the mother-daughter created called the Spectrum Compatibility Test, which seeks to find common-ground between two people on the Spectrum.

This site recently launched, yet is already providing a needed platform that is sure to be a success.

Elton John Boycotting Dolce and Gabbana

Music star Elton John started a boycott recently against fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana. John was angered by comments Dominco Dolce made about children conceived through artificial insemination noted Bruce Karatz. Dolce said in effect that he thinks children should be conceived naturally and that he does not approve of “synthetic children”. John is gay and is raising two children conceived through artificial insemination with his partner. Interestingly enough, Dolce and Gabbana are both gay as well.

It will be interesting to see if the boycott is successful. In general, a lot of people really have to buy into a boycott for it to work. People don’t change their spending habits easily. However, a boycott of high end fashion designers is a different matter. Dolce & Gabbana’s customers are just the type of people to be offended by these comments. In the fashion industry, where image is everything, being perceived as intolerant is not going to help.

On the other hand, designer Tommy Hilfiger survived a boycott amid rumors that he made racist comments. It turned out that Hilfiger didn’t actually say the racist things he was alleged to have said so that helped his case. In the Dolce & Gabbana situation, there is no mistaking that Dolce made the comments people are objecting to.

Dolce initially called out for a boycott of Elton John music in response but soon called that off. It wouldn’t have worked.

Choosing Wine With Dinner

Wine is a highly complex beverage. People have been sampling and enjoying wine for many centuries. The right wine can help people relax as well as provide them with a sense of happiness. Producing, creating and drinking wine is a field that may appear initially intimidating at first. However, with help and study, many people are pleased to discover their ability to fully understand and embrace all aspects of wine. This is one way of picking out the right wine for any occasion. Knowledge of wine can also help people increase their appreciation of all aspects of wine as well as help enhance their enjoyment of food.

Wine of all kinds in general can be drunk alone or with food. A sweet wine such as port will often be ideal as a pre-dinner drink to help people begin a meal. Many other kinds of wine are also best when eaten with foods. The right wine can bring many kinds of subtle flavors to any meal. A fruity note in a glass of merlot is often just the right thing to help show off the sweet flavors of a classic sauce or a piece of dark chocolate. The same is true of a understated glass of white wine that may be paired with various kinds of cheeses.

One of the best ways to help learn about wine is with the assistance of a skilled company. One such company is the Antique Wine Company, a company that specializes in assisting people to learn more about wine. This company has been serving satisfied customers for over three decades. In that time, customers around the world have used their services to learn more about many aspects of wine. Under their tutelage, customers are have been able to learn more about wine of all kinds.

People are have been able to take classes in order to become more confident when ordering wines at a restaurant or buying bottles at a wine store. This can be a great way to feel comfortable when they are going to out to eat with friends or business associates. A person who knows what kind of wine they want will be able to pick the best possible choices from a wide variety of wines that are presented on a typical wine menu. Taking such classes can help the customer feel better and have the right wine for their meal.

iHeart Radio Awards Line-Up Announced

The performance line-up for the 2015 iHeart Radio Awards has been announced. The ceremony, set to take place in Los Angeles on March 29, will broadcast simultaneously on iHeart Radio and NBC.

Music veteran Madonna is scheduled to make an appearance at the show, as is “We Found Love” singer, Rihanna. Famed rapper Snoop Dogg is scheduled to perform, as is popular newcomer Sam Smith.

Fun.’s Nate Ruess is scheduled to make a solo appearance, possibly to perform his new hit single, “Nothing Without Love.” Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, and and Jason Derulo are also scheduled to perform. ‘American Idol’ alum Kelly Clarkson has been tapped to perform at the ceremony. Country-music sensation Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear and has received a total of four award nominations.

The iHeart Award nominees are chosen based upon the iHeart music charts as well as fan votes. Music fans like Dan Newlin have heard that other award nominees this year include Florida Georgia Line, Hozier, and Ariana Grande. Find more on Newlin on