7.06.2020

HOW TO DEAL WITH COMMON RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS


Relationships are always not a piece of heaven like some people may think. It is like any human relationship, full of ups, downs, mistakes, and happy moments. You reap what you sow, and the quarrels don’t mean that a relationship is toxic or that it must end, sometimes you just need to spot the problem and learn how to fix it together like grown-ups.

Acknowledging that there is a problem is the first step towards building a healthier relationship.

Lack of Communication

Sometimes, we want to feel that our partner can understand us without talking, but they are not mind-readers and it’s so hard to figure out what is going on in someone else’s head. You’ll probably think to yourself and notice that you both actually talk, but issues aren’t getting solved. If that’s the case, then the reason behind it is the lack of communication - you can listen to someone all day but without trying to understand.

You should be with someone that you can talk to and spill what’s on your mind without being judged or made fun of. Moreover, if you’re a secretive person that would rather keep things to themselves, you’ve got to work on it and learn how to communicate. While listening, think deeply about how to make the person feel understood and embraced.

Insecurity

People who have been through past relationships where they have been cheated on or lied to will have a hard time trusting the new partner. We are not saying that’s how it should be, but people come with baggage that we sign up for when we decide to commit to them. Also, your words and actions can make your partner feel insecure because if you’re always hiding things or using degrading language, they will feel that something is wrong with them and it will affect their self-confidence.

If you’re insecure, try to heal and leave behind your past while opening a new honest page with a loving person. Furthermore, we need to think before we throw sharp unforgettable words and always try to tell our lovers that they are great the way they are. We shouldn’t try to paint people with colors they don’t like because at some point they won’t recognize themselves and neither will we.

Intimacy Problems

Intimacy is a very important aspect of any relationship, and when couples face obstacles sexually, the whole relation gets affected somehow. Its absence can lead to hidden feelings of disdain and the desire to go to lengths to get satisfied. The difference in libido levels is what controls the frequency by which people want to have sex.

Also, sexual dysfunctions as premature ejaculation are common and they are easy to solve by desensitizing agents. You’ll find that as is clarified in Promescent's guide, there are different kinds of sprays available, though you must know the difference between each. These agents help couples struggling in bed and aid them in reaching the stable sexual life they want. The physical connection is not to be taken lightly as it is as important as mental and emotional connections.

Recurring Arguments

Well, we all fight and argue about various issues, but a flag should be raised when we fight about the same problems over and over again. It means that no one is listening to the other and nothing is getting solved. It gets frustrating after a while and a gap starts to appear.


If we cared more about each other’s feelings, we will abstain from doing what hurts our partner or reach a middle ground where we are all satisfied. Settling for less is not the solution, but let go of the small details that are not worth it will keep you going.

Spending Unhealthy Amount of Time Together or Apart

Doing things together is great for the survival of any relationship. Reserving in a fancy place or getting movie tickets will keep you both alive. The problem is when you rely too much on your partner and spend all the time together without realizing that this will backfire someday and make you feel suffocated. Being disconnected from the outside world won’t give you both room to grow and preserve your individuality.

On the other hand, being busy all the time and not making time for your partner will negatively impact your relationship. People need to know that the person they are with is available when needed and the worst feeling is being with someone and still feeling lonely. So, you should have a life where you get to practice a hobby or see your friends while being in constant contact with your better half.

Nobody said that sharing your life with someone is easy, but it’s worth it when you’re with the right person. Understanding, communication, physical satisfaction, and mutual respect are signs of a healthy relationship. Even if you face problems down the road, remember that they can be fixed as long as you both are willing to make an effort.

7.04.2020

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA!


Wishing all of my friends and readers a Happy and safe 4th of July! xoK

THE STAR: DREAMS CAN COME TRUE


When the Star card appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling inspired. It brings renewed hope and faith and a sense that you are truly blessed by the universe at this time.


Focus on your dreams, your aspirations and your goals with hope and optimism. You can find a way for them to manifest in your life.

The Star is your wish card. Make a wish and believe in it. Find the courage to follow your heart and your dreams can come true!

To receive the Star in your reading means that you have gone and passed through a terrible life challenge. You have managed to go through this without losing your hope.

While you suffered, you perhaps were not aware of your own strength, but you are now perhaps recognizing that the loss helped you discover your own resilience and inner power. It is only now that you can really appreciate all that you have.

7.02.2020

WRETCH 32: BRITAIN'S HIDDEN GEM


We apologize if we're wrong, but we're guessing you've never heard of Wretch 32. That doesn't surprise us. The British rapper is 35 years old now and probably has fewer years ahead of him at the top of his game than he has behind him.

His chance of cracking the mainstream in the United States of America is probably gone for good. That's a real shame because we're about to make a case for him being the most underrated rapper of all time.

Calling Wretch - real name Jermaine Scott Sinclair - a rapper at all might be doing the man a disservice. He grew up on the UK's 'grime' scene around ten years ago but stayed on its underground.

While Stormzy and Dizzee Rascal have broken through to the mainstream, Wretch stayed underground and chose to partner with people like Avelino rather than some of his more globally-recognized peers. Stormzy became a global megastar. Wretch has stayed in the shadows. He might be fine with that, though. In fact, we suspect he prefers it that way.

Wretch 32 appears to have the same philosophy when it comes to music and commercialism as Akala - another prodigiously gifted British rapper. He believes more in content than he does in making money. Snoop Dogg - one of the most iconic rappers of the past 30 years - is so commercial that his likeness has been used to promote an online slots game called ‘Pimped.’

Usually, musical online slots are reserved for people like Dolly Parton or Elvis Presley. Snoop and many of the other big-name American rappers exist in a world of commercialism that Wretch openly raps against.


He isn’t popular enough for a mobile slots to be built around him, but it’s inconceivable that he’d ever approve of one being made anyway.

Right now, we’re living through the era of mumble rap. Thousands of column inches have been devoted to whether mumble rap is a fair term to use in the past, and we’re not seeking to re-open that debate here.

Whether or not you think it’s fair, though, even the most ardent supporter of the current scene would have to concede that lyricism as an art form has taken a dive in mainstream rap over the course of the past five years. Very few people rap about real issues anymore.

Rap has returned to a place where the most popular tracks are all about money, clothes, houses, chains, and women. It’s like the bad old days of the late 1990s have come round again, and nobody has anything original to say.

The reason that the American rap audience thinks that nobody has anything original to say, though, is because the American rap audience doesn’t open itself up to British rappers. Wretch 32 and Akala are just two of a whole host of British rappers who put a lot of great content into their tracks, including Bugzy Malone, Aitch, Giggs, and Kano. Wretch 32 in particular, though, is a master of wordplay. His setups are unbelievable, and his punchlines are constant.

Watching Wretch in full flow isn’t so much like experiencing a track as it is experiencing a lesson on how a track should be put together. He even offers his thoughts on the process in his now-iconic ‘Fire In The Booth’ session with Avelino, hosted by Charlie Sloth.


We mention 'Fire In The Booth' because, years after the last show aired, the show is starting to make headway in the USA via YouTube. Drake even went to the BBC's studios to take part in a 'Fire in the Booth' session. He didn't do very well. 'Fire In The Booth' is a freestyle show where the good rappers are separated from the great ones, and Drake fell short of putting in a classic performance.

Wretch 32, however, offered us a standout bar in his shared performance with Avelino:- "We've all got bars, but nobody here's a brewer - I'm bringing a sandwich to the beach in the hope of finding tuna." It's a clever piece of wordplay and an astute observation of the current scene.

Everyone can rap, but almost nobody has an original bar to serve because they can't 'brew' them. Wretch 32, meanwhile, is happy to experiment. He's happy to take his sandwich to the beach to find out if there's any tuna there to fill it with rather than staying at home and using what he's got. The fact that 'tuna' is a play on words with 'tune' is the icing on the cake as far as the line goes.

By the time he tells you that people are trying to minus his plusses to divide his people later on in the same track, you're hooked. You've become a Wretch 32 fan.

Once that moment happens, you’ll go down a rabbit hole of incredible Wretch 32 performances. He’s done no less than five ‘Fire In The Booth’ sessions with Charlie Sloth, and all of them are worth finding and enjoying. He’s also done three ‘Daily Duppy’ shows, which are also freestyles, and his ability to dissect a sentence and put an original twist on a word or a phrase will blow your mind on all of them.


Once you’re done with the Daily Duppy performances, seek out his track ‘Antwi’ and prepare to be even more astonished by the level of performance he’s able to offer when standing alone and giving out emotions rather than observations. He’s a talented, nuanced performer. There are hundreds of YouTube videos of American rap fans finding Wretch 32 for the first time and reacting to his performances. All of them are blown away. All of them become fans.

There are subtle differences between rap and grime, and we know that not every rap fan can become a grime fan. On some level, though, all of us fell in love with rap because we appreciate great lyricists. Words are all rap is, and content is what makes rap great.

Wretch 32 has been delivering better content than almost anybody else in the game for years now. Again, borrowing one of his own lines, it would be called suicide if he fired at the top. Wretch 32 is a UK star who should have become a world star. If you’re not on the hype train already, it’s time to book a ticket.

7.01.2020

THE EMPTY HEARTS TO RELEASE 2ND LP IN AUGUST!


THE EMPTY HEARTS

ELLIOT EASTON (THE CARS), CLEM BURKE (BLONDIE),

WALLY PALMAR (THE ROMANTICS) & ANDY BABIUK (THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS)

The Empty Hearts—four rock and roll lifers—are proud to announce The Second Album, out August 28 on Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records. Hear their new song “The Best That I Can” and watch the video for “The World’s Gone Insane,” recorded before the world had gone even more insane. The Second Album will be available on vinyl, CD, and all streaming services, and available for preorder here.

“We wanted to make an album like the ones that really captured our imaginations when we were coming up,” says Elliot Easton, guitarist and founding member of The Cars. “The sort of record that, when it came out, you'd get together with a few friends, maybe get a buzz on, turn the lights down and listen from beginning to end—like those classic late '60s records that took you on a little trip.”



Easton is joined by Blondie drummer and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke, along with hitmaker Wally Palmar of The Romantics on lead vocals and bassist Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings. One of their heroes, Ringo Starr, plays drums on “Remember Days Like These.” “In a way, it’s given us The Beatles’ seal of approval!” adds Clem, who backed Ringo on tambourine.



THE SECOND ALBUM OUT AUGUST 28 (WICKED COOL RECORDS)

“THE BEST THAT I CAN” LISTEN
“THE WORLD’S GONE INSANE” WATCH

Produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, The Talking Heads) and The Empty Hearts, The Second Album was made in the spirit of 50s and 60's rock and roll, the music that first inspired all four members. The album was recorded with the intent to tour worldwide, including dates with Blondie.

“The Empty Hearts have done it again!” says label head Little Steven, who named the band from his secret list of unused names. “Could this album be timelier? I’m thinking NOT!

6.30.2020

WAS LORD LUCAN KILLED AND FED TO TIGERS?

Lord and Lady Lucan

Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, commonly known as Lord Lucan, was a British peer who disappeared after being suspected of the murder of the family nanny. He was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, the eldest son of George Bingham, 6th Earl of Lucan by his mother Kaitlin Dawson.

In November of 1974, a 39-year-old Lord Lucan vanished. He had left behind the bloody, gruesome mess of his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett.

People knew Lucan as this quiet man until Thursday, November 7, 1974. That same evening, after being at the gambling lounge, Sandra Rivett was bludgeoned to death with a lead pipe in Lucan’s basement. Lucan believed he had killed Lady Lucan, but he was mistaken when she went into the kitchen to get tea. After killing Rivett, he attacked Lady Lucan and escaped.

Fleeing his home, he went to Sussex to a friend’s home, sent some letters, and left again. The following day, his blood-stained car was found abandoned at the Newhaven, East Sussex port. From there, the trail went cold.

Lord Lucan and Nanny Sandra Rivett

The most successful detectives from Scotland Yard still had no idea where Lucan went; the mystery is still talked about today. With the body of Lucan still not found comes the countless conspiracy theories as to what may have happened to him.


Many believe he skipped the country and lived abroad undercover for the rest of his life. Even today, there have been many sightings of Richard John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, reported around the world. He’s apparently been seen in Africa, India, and New Zealand, however, none of those rumors of his sighting can be proven.

Two stockbrokers known as Stephen Raphael and Philippe Marcq knew Lord Lucan quite well from their Mayfair gaming club. Raphael was one of Lucan’s closest friends as well. Raphael has a different story to tell about how Lucan really disappeared.


Marcq claims Raphael told him that after Lucan committed the murder, he had traveled to a private zoo in Kent that was owned by his close friend John Aspinall, the founder of the Clermont Club.

At the zoo, he and other friends had discussed what would happen in the future for Lucan; they told him that what he did would mean he couldn’t talk to his children ever again. The reason Lucan had tried killing his wife was that he and his wife were in a constant custody battle, and he wanted full custody.


As a result, Lucan’s friends told him he ought to disappear for good. Without a body or even proof of death, the law and probate would not be able to grant his estate for at least seven years.

While Lucan thought that his friends meant hop a plane and skip the country, they had other plans in mind. They had given him a pistol and from there, Lucan went to another room and shot himself. Not wanting to have the body discovered, the friends had a solution. Marcq said that Lucan’s body was fed to one of Aspinall’s tigers. Although it was gruesome, it was an effective way to dispose of the corpse. Read More


FULL THUNDER MOON FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!


The next full Moon will occur on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 12:44AM ET, and is known as the Full Buck Moon. It is also known as the Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, or the Wort Moon. Even though this Moon turns 100% full on July 5th (in the Eastern Time Zone), we can all celebrate it on the 4th along with fireworks!

The next full moon will be:

Sunday * 5 July 2020
Moon sign: Capricorn 13° 37'

In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 4:44:25 pm (NZST)
SYDNEY = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 2:44:25 pm (AEST)
TOKYO = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 1:44:25 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 12:44:25 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 11:44:25 am (ICT)
DELHI = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 10:14:25 am (IST)
DUBAI = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 8:44:25 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 7:44:25 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 6:44:25 am (CEST)
LAGOS = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 5:44:25 am (WAT)
LONDON = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 5:44:25 am (BST)
RIO = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 1:44:25 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 12:44:25 am (CLT)
NEW YORK = Sunday * 5 July 2020 * 12:44:25 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Saturday * 4 July 2020 * 11:44:25 pm (CDT)
CALGARY = Saturday * 4 July 2020 * 10:44:25 pm (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Saturday * 4 July 2020 * 9:44:25 pm (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Saturday * 4 July 2020 * 8:44:25 pm (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Saturday * 4 July 2020 * 6:44:25 pm (HAST)

ARETHA FILM RESPECT: THE QUEEN ARRIVES IN THEATERS IN DECEMBER!


The Queen arrives in theaters this December. See Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT. Watch the teaser trailer now.


Starring
Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige

Directed By
Liesl Tommy

Screenplay By
Tracey Scott Wilson

GAMING INSIGHTS: THE RISE OF ONLINE LOTTERY


Lotteries are one of the world’s favorite pastimes. At some point in our adult lives, we’ve all bought a ticket and dreamt about winning a whopping jackpot. Some of us even go as far as imagining what we’re going to spend the millions on – a mansion, a supercar, and a yacht – the list is endless.

Thanks to the internet, we can now buy our Lotto tickets online! Sites like Megalotto give us the opportunity to play over 20 Lotteries from around the world all in one place, whilst with features like ‘autoplay,’ you’ll never miss a draw again, as your tickets will be automatically purchased for you for as long as you wish!

Searches for the Lottery online are gaining momentum, with time-sensitive inquiries featuring “today”, “tonight”, “tomorrow” and the day like; “Lotto Max results Friday” growing faster than ever. Between 2018 and ‘19, Lottery searches were widespread on Google and YouTube with peak search interest.

And, it’ll come as no surprise that players want the results straight away, with queries like; “Lotto results in tonight” growing 69% year-on-year, whilst searches for the EuroMillions, which is Europe’s biggest Lotto, results growing almost a whopping 150% year-on-year.

Thanks to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, search terms like; “Can I buy Lottery tickets online” are up by 300% over the last three months in the United States alone, with areas including New Jersey and Maryland the most interested. Meanwhile, queries of “How to play the Lottery online” have also gained traction in the States with a 70% rise during a lockdown.

Queries for individual State lotteries are also rising like “ca Lottery” – which is up 200%, and “Virginia Lottery online” – which has risen by nearly 170%, whilst the search term “Online Lottery games” is also up by 50%.

The US isn’t the only region of North America seeing an increase in search for the Lottery online. In Canada, the query; “How to buy Lottery online” has risen a massive 160% since March, whilst other related queries like; “Play Lottery online,” “Lottery tickets online” and “Buy Lottery tickets online” have also seen massive spikes in interest, with rises of 120%, 90%, and 80%, respectively.

In the same time frame, queries in relation to Lotto Max, which is one of Canada’s biggest Lotteries, have witnessed colossal rises. Searches for specific Lotto Max draw, like “Lotto Max April 14, 2020” and “Lotto Max March 24, 2020”, for example, have grown by more than a jaw-dropping 5,000%, whilst the query; “How to purchase Lotto Max online” is up a by a massive 4,600%.

Focusing on location, the region of Alberta has been the most engrossed with a peak search interest, whilst the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are close behind.

Elsewhere, similar queries for the US Powerball, which boasts the world record Lottery pay-out of over $1bn, have also risen by over 5,000% since March.

So, in conclusion, it’s safe to say that the Lottery online is seeing a significant rise in popularity due to the worldwide lockdown. Is the way we play the Lottery changing forever?

6.18.2020

THE CHARIOT: CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ASSURANCE


The Chariot

This is a day where you will find the confidence and self-assurance to overcome any challenges or obstacles and achieve a successful outcome.

There will be no need for being overbearing or using bullying tactics though - make sure you don't trample over people to get what you want. There is a difference between total confidence and sheer arrogance.

If you've been considering getting a new vehicle for a while, today is as good a day as any!

*NEW* PAUL McCARTNEY FLAMING PIE ARCHIVE COLLECTION


The 2020 reissue of Flaming Pie will be the next slice of the GRAMMY-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums and was shaped by the experience of recording The Beatles Anthology series.

“(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles' standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” - Paul

Flaming Pie will be available in a 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition, strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies. The Collector's Edition includes the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes, and much more.



Flaming Pie is also available on a seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set, a 3LP set which includes the remastered album cut at half speed plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings, 2LP and 2CD. The release will also be available on digital/streaming platforms.



All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include ‘Young Boy’ EP.

'Young Boy' EP

1. Young Boy (Remastered 2020)

2. Young Boy (Home Recording)

3. Looking For You

4. Oobu Joobu Part 1.

6.10.2020

TODD RUNDGREN LAUNCHING NEW VIRTUAL LIVE TV SERIES!


Todd Rundgren To Launch Live Virtual Television Series “The Todd's Honest Truth”

Todd Rundgren, dubbed “Rock's Renaissance Man” in 1972 by Rolling Stone, will be premiering his bi-weekly live interactive virtual television series “The Todd's Honest Truth” on his 72nd birthday, June 22, 2020 at 6pm PDT/9PM EDT. A new episode will then go live every other Friday beginning July 3 in the same time slot.

Famously outspoken and opinionated (he was among one of Bill Maher's most frequent guests on the original “Politically Incorrect”), Rundgren will host the show live from his Kauai property, interlaced with his throwing to pre-recorded packages shot in front of a green screen to provide mood-appropriate settings (a recurring segment dubbed “The Word of Todd”, in which he will be waxing eloquent on any number of topics).

He will also be answering audience questions in real time, there will be a live chat window open for viewers to interact, and Todd will encourage audience members to submit content which he will curate in between shows and select standouts for inclusion on upcoming episodes.

“Forty years ago I reserved a transponder on a satellite, hoping to broadcast to homes across the world. Apparently, that satellite got lost or blew up or something so a dream was put on hold… until now! And I don't even have to leave my house!!!”, Rundgren explained.


The virtual box office to purchase tickets for “The Todd's Honest Truth” episodes is open as of today: 

The series is being produced in partnership with Future Beat, the leading company producing VIP package experiences for concert tours — futurebeat.com. Todd's longtime manager, Panacea Entertainment chairman Eric Gardner, is executive producing.

In addition to an unlimited number of “general admission” tickets priced at $15 per episode (which includes access via VOD for anyone who missed a live stream), forty virtual one-on-one meet & greet packages will be available for $95 per episode, which will include shipping of an item of exclusive series-related merchandise.

In other news, Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to the Democratic National Committee for use by candidates throughout the US running for public office this fall. Participants include Joe Walsh and Paul Shaffer, along with Don Was, who is co-producing with Todd.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential '60s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock's New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star; evergreen hit singles include “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

ELVIN BISHOP JOINS BB KING'S DAUGHTER SHIRLEY KING ON BRAND NEW SINGLE


Los Angeles, CA - Word has already begun to spread all over the world that Blues royal, Shirley King, daughter of legend B.B. King, is about to release a new album that features an amazing cast of blues musicians.

Anticipation for Blues For A King, the forthcoming album, is riding high, and now eager fans are about to get their first taste of what’s to come with the release of “I Did You Wrong.” One of the album’s smokin’ hot original tunes, “I Did You Wrong” features none other than Rock Hall Of Famer, Blues Hall Of Famer and founding member of the iconic Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop!

Together, Bishop and King create a quintessential blues ballad, kicking off with Bishop’s ultra-sleek guitar that blends perfectly into King’s powerful vocals. For blues purists, it doesn’t get any better!

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/shirley_king_elvin_bishop

The song is a highlight on King’s incredible new album, Blues For A King, which crosses musical genres from blues to rock to soul and back again.

Even next to such high wattage guests as Joe Louis Walker, Robben Ford, Junior Wells, Pat Travers & Elvin Bishop, King absolutely shines as she performs a spectacular version of the blues classics “Gallows Pole” and “Hoodoo Blues Man” as well as the soul hit “Johnny Porter” (originally by The Temptations) plus two songs by British rock band Traffic, “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “Feelin’ Alright?.”

The album closes with a powerful version of Etta James’s unforgettable “At Last,” which signals that, at long last, Shirley King is finally getting the attention and recognition she so richly deserves.

Blues For A King will be available on both CD and vinyl starting June 19 from Cleopatra Blues, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

To purchase the album:

Blues For A King



Track List:
1. All Of My Lovin' feat. Joe Louis Walker
2. Feelin' Alright feat. Duke Robillard
3. I Did You Wrong feat. Elvin Bishop
4. That's All Right Mama feat. Pat Travers
5. Can't Find My Way Home feat. Martin Barre
6. Johnny Porter feat. Arthur Adams
7. Feeling Good feat. Robben Ford
8. Give It All Up feat. Kirk Fletcher
9. Gallows Pole feat. Harvey Mandel
10. Hoodoo Man Blues feat. Junior Wells & Joe Louis Walker
11. At Last feat. Steve Cropper

About Shirley:

Born and raised in Memphis, Shirley began singing in the church choir at age nine. When she was thirteen, she met another music legend – Etta James. Young Shirley was so impressed by Etta’s performance that she made Etta her musical role model. Ruth Brown and the late Mahalia Jackson also greatly influenced the fledgling singer.

Shirley says, “I grew up around the stage watching my dad become famous, but I never imagined I’d become a blues singer too.” Ms. King came late to the blues, first trying it on in 1990. Within six months, she was a regular performer at famed Chicago blues club Kingston Mines. Two years later she saw the release of her first CD, Jump Through My Keyhole.

In 1999, Shirley released her highly acclaimed blues album, Daughter of the Blues, which featured her soulful, bluesy versions of classics like “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Every Day I Have the Blues” and, fittingly, “The Thrill is Gone.” Once her father caught her act he lent his full support to Shirley’s efforts at carrying on the blues.

She admits that having a legendary father helped open some doors for her, but it was her talent, charisma, and high-energy stage presence, along with her big, beautiful singing voice, that put her on the musical map. From traditional blues to gospel to funky R&B to smooth soul, Shirley defies genre and her singing and stage antics never fail to excite her growing number of fans worldwide.

Shirley also believes in giving back. She has worked with kids as an artist-in-residence with the highly acclaimed Urban Gateways Arts in the Schools Program at Chicago Public Schools and continues to expose school children to the history blues has played in American culture.

All in all, Shirley King continues to be the quintessential ambassador for the blues - and that’s something that would certainly make her daddy proud.

LADY LUCK INVITES YOU TO PLAY BINGO ONLINE!


Like a bit of Bingo at the weekend? Fancy yourself as a bit of a tycoon amongst the brick-and-mortar players? Well, why not log on and play online Bingo on Paddy Power: bingo.paddypower.com! Need a little more convincing? Then keep reading to find out more about the type of games on offer when you play online!

Age of the Gods Bingo

Age of the Gods Bingo is a 90-ball game, set in the Roman Empire that will transport any player who dares to enter!

There are three main prizes to be won in each Bingo game, the Age of the Gods included. First, there is the one-line win, which is earned when all the numbers that are displayed in a horizontal line on the ticket have been marked off.

The second prize is for two of these lines to be crossed off on one ticket. The grand prize is House or Bingo, which requires all of the numbers on one ticket to have been called and crossed off. Two or more players can win or share a prize in Bingo if more than one player has a ticket that meets all of the above criteria. When this happens, the cash prize will be equally divided between all of the winners, deposited directly into their account.

Post the Bingo game, you will find yourself being invited into the Arena of the Gods bonus feature. All you have to do to qualify for this extra game is buy at least one ticket for the previous Bingo game – easy! The feature game will then appear on the screen, with a grid of nine coins to select from. The Full House winner from the main game will be responsible for selecting the coins, choosing as many as they feel is necessary to match three of the same gods/goddesses within the panel. If there are multiple Full House winners then the selection of the coins will be performed randomly by the system.

There are four main prizes available when you play this feature:

Zeus award – This pays out 100% of the total amount selected to ALL players.

Hades award – This one pays out 100% of the amount selected to the Full House winner ONLY.

Athena award – This pays out 75% of the total amount to regular players, and only 25% to the Full House winner.

Ares award – This prize pays out 75% of the total amount of winnings to the Full House winner, and just 25% to the rest of the regular players.
All prizes are awarded at the end of the feature.

Gold Room Bingo

This version of Bingo is also a 90-ball game, with tickets consisting of individual grids of 27 squares with three rows and nine columns. 15 numbers appear on each ticket, with five numbered boxes and four left blank within each row. This game allows you to buy a total of six strips per game, equalling 36 tickets – there are so many ways to win!

The overall game has a minimum guaranteed jackpot to entice their players, although the actual prize is determined by the number of players/tickets bought in each game. The more tickets bought, the bigger the jackpot will be!

What is so great about Gold Room Bingo is the simplicity of the game. There are no fancy tricks or side features to be seen in this classic, yet glitzy, version of the much-loved game. So, sit back and relax, as you wait for your numbers to be called!

6.06.2020

4 OF WANDS: HAPPINESS AND SATISFACTION


This could be a great day, one of happiness and satisfaction.

A new relationship or romance may begin today, or it could be a key day in the process of moving to a new home.

Regardless of the amount of action in your day today, it should be an enjoyable one.

6.03.2020

IT WAS THE 3RD OF JUNE: ODE TO BILLY JOE BY BOBBY GENTRY

Bobby Gentry

It was the 3rd of June another sleepy, dusty, Delta day....

"Ode to Billy Joe" is a song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single, released on July 10, 1967, was a number-one hit in the US within three weeks of release and a big international seller.

It generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one for arranger Jimmie Haskell. "Ode to Billy Joe" has since made Rolling Stone's lists of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and the "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time" and Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1960s random chat platform


The song takes the form of a first-person narrative performed over the sparse acoustic accompaniment, though with strings in the background. It tells of a rural Mississippi family's reaction to the news of the suicide of Billy Joe McAllister, a local boy to whom the daughter (and narrator) is connected.

Hearsay around the "Tallahatchie Bridge" forms the narrative and musical hook. The song concludes with the demise of the father and the lingering, singular effects of the two deaths on the family. According to Gentry, the song is about "basic indifference, the casualness of people in moments of tragedy"

The only person affected is the narrator; one reviewer commented on "the narrator's family's emotional distance, impassive and unmoved by Billy Joe's death". Her mother notices her change of mood following the news ("Child, what's happened to your appetite? I've been cookin' all mornin' and you haven't touched a single bite").



The mother shares the news that a local preacher visited earlier and, as an aside, adds that he mentioned seeing someone looking much like the narrator and Billy Joe "throwin' somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge". In the song's final verse, a year has passed. The narrator's brother has married Becky Thompson and has moved to another town ("bought a store in Tupelo").

The father died from a viral infection and the mother is despondent ("Mama doesn't seem to want to do much of anything"). The narrator likewise remains privately affected: she often visits Choctaw Ridge collecting flowers to "drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Read More

Lyrics Ode to Billy Joe

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton, and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And mama hollered out the back door, y'all, remember to wipe your feet
And then she said, I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge
Today, Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
And papa said to mama, as he passed around the blackeyed peas
Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense; pass the biscuits, please
There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow
And mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
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THE DETROIT TRUE CRIME CHRONICLES BY SCOTT M BURNSTEIN


Since we have been in lockdown for the past 3 months, I have been catching up on the stack of books that fans and readers have sent me over the past years. I just finished this cool book by Detroit Crime History Kingpin Scott M. Burnstein. 5 STARS

Scott M. Burnstein is an attorney, journalist, and organized crime historian. He is the author of Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit and Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia. He is the co-author (with Phil Leonetti) of Mafia Prince: Inside America s Most Violent Mafia Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra.

Scott, as you can see, wears a ton of hats, author, tv personality, newspaper reporter, documentary film collaborator, and true crime historian. I trust his information explicitly and believe me he knows all...

This book filled in a ton of blanks I had about crimes in Detroit. Check it out and follow Scott online too.


The Detroit True Crime Chronicles is a REAL Detroit kind of publication. It chronicles the rich history of criminal organizations and their activity in the Motor City.

Scott is amazing as a researcher and his book's focus is on the city's local Mafia, key mobsters, drug kingpins, serial killers, and unsolved crimes. Readers who crave Detroit crime history (like me) will be taken inside the city for dramatic tales of intrigue, betrayal, and murder.

The Detroit True Crime Chronicles sets forth the rich history of criminal activity in the Motor City. Using information from declassified federal documents and many firsthand accounts, the book focuses on the city s local Mafia, key mobsters, drug kingpins, serial killers, and unsolved crimes.



Included in this comprehensive account of criminal life in Michigan s great border city are the stories of Ernie the Greek Kanakis, Henry Blaze Marzette, Eddie Jackson, Baby Ray Peoples, Demetrius Holloway, Butch Jones, Leroy Buttrum, Frank Nitti Usher, Maserati Rick Carter, Rocking Reggie Brown, Wonderful Wayne Davis, Young Boys Inc. (YBI), Murder Row, Best Friends, Pony Down, John Wolfenbarger, Billy Wadd Smith, Harry Taco Bowman, Tony Jack Giacalone, Frankie the Bomb Bommarito, Singing Sam Cattalanotte, the Purple Gang and the Burnstein Brothers, Black Bill Tocco, Joseph Legs Laman, Christopher Busch, the Chaldean Mafia, the Chambers brothers, Joe Uno and Tony Z Zerilli, Black Jack Tocco, Papa John Priziola, Machine Gun Pete Corrado, Jimmy Q Quasarano, Gentleman John Claxton, Carmine The Doctor Lombardozi, Angelo The Chairman Meli, Frankie Three Fingers Coppola, Cockeyed Joe Catalanotte, the Badalamenti Group, Benedetto Evangelista, Bobby The Animal La Puma and, of course, Jimmy Hoffa.



No other American city can boast such a cavalcade of remarkable criminal characters. Scott Burnstein has brought them all together in one unforgettable book.


LIFE AND DEATH OF BRIAN JONES FILM/SOUNDTRACK OUT ON DVD JUNE 12!


Dudeski/Chip Baker Films is proud to announce the official release date of their latest project "Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones", a Danny Garcia film. It is the first documentary about the founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones.

The film has just wrapped up a run of successful screenings across the USA, Europe, and South America after a highly celebrated December world premiere in London at the Regent Street Cinema.

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album will be a limited edition run of 1000 copies only and will be pressed on red vinyl. The tracklisting for the soundtrack album is listed below.


In the mid-1960s, Brian Jones emerged as “the face” and poster boy of the Bohemian Swingin’ London scene, topping the charts with The Rolling Stones and dating model/actress Anita Pallenberg.

However, his excessive lifestyle and his reputation as “the original bad boy of Rock & Roll” was to cost him dearly. As the scene descended into the acid ridden year of 1967 so did Brian. Targeted by the authorities and media, he spiraled out of control, losing both Anita and the respect of the Stones.


Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, the verdict: death by misadventure.

During the last 50 years, many theories have emerged, claiming that Brian was murdered and that it was covered up at a high level, as this film discovers – the evidence for this is extremely compelling.

"Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones" adds to the list of respected music documentaries Danny Garcia has produced and directed.



The film is scheduled to be released June 12th, 2020 on DVD by MVD Entertainment Group and will be available thru the following streaming services:

 DVD                      SOUNDTRACK  

Here is the preorder link for the "Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones" DVD SPECIAL PACKAGE:

The "Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones" DVD package extras include:

- A film poster.
- 57 minutes of deleted scenes.
- Exclusive behind the scenes bonus footage.
- A Scott Jones extra featurette.
- The film’s official theatrical trailer.
- 1000 ltd edition red vinyl LPs

"Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones" is the 5th acclaimed music documentary for Spanish filmmaker Danny Garcia. His other releases include "The Rise and Fall of The Clash"; "Looking for Johnny", about New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders; "Sad Vacation", a film chronicling the final months in New York City of the Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious & his girlfriend Nancy Spungen and Danny's most recent release "Stiv: No Compromise, No Regrets" about Stiv Bators, legendary frontman of the iconic Ohio band the Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.

 
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