Dennis Drabelle: "Alfred Hitchcock: 'A superb fantasist of fear'" (Washington Post)
I'm a sucker for brief lives. Not people dying young, mind you, but short biographies of prominent artists, thinkers and politicians. Among several fine sets have been Viking Modern Masters, the Penguin Lives (both now defunct) and the American Presidents series, which is nearing completion. The best entries in these series can sharpen our perception of a familiar figure by focusing on the essentials.
John Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for the English rock band Led Zeppelin, Jones has since developed a solo career. A versatile musician, Jones also plays organ, guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin, ukulele, sitar, cello, continuum and recorder.
According to AllMusic, Jones "has left his mark on rock & roll music history as an innovative musician, arranger, and director." Jones is part of the band Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, in which he plays bass guitar, keyboards, and other instruments. In 2014, Jones ranked first on Paste magazine's list of "20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists."
Randall was first and correct with:
The "utility" man (plays anything, everything) for Led Zeppelin...
John Paul Jones
Alan J wrote:
John Paul Jones.
Deborah, who is celebrating her birthday, replied:
Was it John Paul Jones, of Led Zepplin fame?
Celebrating another successful revolution around the sun. Whee!
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Man Trap
[7:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Charlie X
[8:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Where No Man Has Gone Before
[9:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 10-Inheritance
[10:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 11-Parallels
[11:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 12-The Pegasus
[12:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Chain of Command (Part 1)
[1:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-Chain of Command (Part 2)
[2:30PM] GALAXY QUEST
[4:45PM] GALAXY QUEST
[7:00PM] MEN IN BLACK (1997)
[9:00PM] DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1- Horizons
[10:16PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 20 - EPISODE 3-Episode 3
[11:00PM] MEN IN BLACK (1997)
[1:00AM] DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Horizons
[2:17AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 20 - Episode 3
[3:00AM] MEN IN BLACK (1997)
[5:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Winter (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has a FRESH'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by the movie 'Sex & The City'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'The Benchwarmers', followed by the movie 'The Bad News Bears', then the movie 'Shallow Hal'.
FX has the movie 'The Equalizer', followed by the movie 'The Equalizer', again.
History has 'Inside Alcatraz: Legends Of The Rock', 'Alcatraz: Search For The Truth', and 'The Rise & Fall Of El Chapo'.
[6:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Juan Likes Rice & Chicken
[6:30AM] THE SHE CREATURE
[8:15AM] THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH
[10:00AM] FIEND WITHOUT A FACE
[11:45AM] FIRST BLOOD
[1:45PM] THE PATRIOT
[5:30PM] SMOKIN' ACES
[8:00PM] NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
[10:45PM] NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
[1:30AM] KILLING THEM SOFTLY
[3:45AM] GET CARTER (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Rifleman-Squeeze Play
[6:30AM] The Rifleman-Gun Shy
[7:00AM] The Rifleman-The Anvil Chorus
[7:30AM] The Rifleman-The Conflict
[8:00AM] The Rifleman-Incident at Line Shack Six
[8:30AM] The Rifleman-Suspicion
[9:00AM] The Rifleman-Sidewinder
[9:30AM] The Rifleman-The Sixteenth Cousin
[10:00AM] The Rifleman-Hostages to Fortune
[10:30AM] The Rifleman-And the Devil Makes Five
[11:00AM] The Rifleman-End of the Hunt
[11:30AM] The Rifleman-The Bullet
[12:00PM] The Rifleman-Requiem at Mission Springs
[12:30PM] The Rifleman-The Guest
[1:00PM] The Rifleman-Old Man Running
[1:30PM] The Rifleman-Which Way Did They Go?
[2:00PM] The Rifleman-Old Tony
[2:30PM] The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
[5:30PM] Big Jake
[8:00PM] The Shootist
[10:30PM] El Dorado
[1:30AM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[4:30AM] The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning', followed by the movie 'Shadows Of The Dead'.
The spoof from the Gregory Brothers uses the candidates' own words mixed with some of Al's political wisdom. "We have so many adversaries overseas/ Can we all agree to be frenemies?" Al croons before the candidates drone on about the economy and ISIS in their Auto-Tuned best.
The title is, of course, a reference to the two phrases uttered by Republican candidate Trump during Wednesday night's final debate, where the real estate mogul warned of "bad hombres" in reference to immigration and called Clinton a "nasty woman" near the end of the contentious 90-minute showdown.
For the record, Yankovic is not interested in a spot on the Supreme Court and he wonders if either candidate is willing to end the new Cold War by thumb wrestling Vladimir Putin. "What we really want to know is who should run the show?" he demands while singing in a burning hellscape surrounded by sad monks.
In this image released by Starpix, actress Lynda Carter, who starred in the 1970s series,"Wonder Woman," left, and actress Gal Gadot, who stars in the upcoming film, "Wonder Woman," appear at a United Nations event naming the super hero character as an Honorary Ambassador For the Empowerment of Women and girls, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the United Nations.
Photo by Marion Curtis
"While the opera is best known for the vocal acrobatics required of its singers, the high-comedy antics of the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp often steal the show," the Opera said in a statement.
The script is being slightly modified to wink at Ginsburg's day job. Ginsburg's performance will sort of be a debut for the 83-year-old, but she has already appeared as an extra in a handful of operas over the years.
Unsurprisingly, the allure of RBG on stage is proving a boon to the opera's business. "We definitely sold a lot of tickets today after our announcement," Washington National Opera spokesperson Michael Solomon told Reuters.
Donald Glover is headed to a galaxy far, far away.
The actor has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming youngHan Solo Star Wars spinoff, Starwars.com announced Friday.
Disney and Lucasfilm's untitled Han Solo spin-off is slated for 2018 and is from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Alden Ehrenreich is starring as Solo, playing the role made iconic by Harrison Ford.
Billy Dee Williams first inhabited the role of Calrissian, who made his appearance as the head of Cloud City, a floating city above the planet Bespin, in The Empire Strikes Back. He has a competitive and strained friendship with Solo, having lost the starship Millennium Falcon to the smuggler and future Rebel commander in a card game.
The upcoming film will explore a previously unseen side of Lando, with Lucasfilm saying it will show "his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld." Sources say the film will show how Lando lost the Millennium Falcon to Han.
Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff.
Union members picketing since last Saturday approved the company's latest contract offer on a 204-19 vote and will resume producing whiskey Monday, said United Food and Commercial Workers union official Tommy Ballard.
The walkout began after workers at Jim Beam distilleries at Clermont and Boston turned down an earlier offer from the world's top bourbon producer. Their main complaint centered not on money, but time with their families.
The union wants more full-time workers hired, rather than a greater reliance on temporary workers to keep up with booming demand. Even with part-timers helping out, many of the union workers said they have been putting in 60 to 80 hours a week producing the classic American whiskey, whose brand is owned by Suntory Holdings Ltd., a Japanese beverage company.
The walkout soured what has been an era of smooth relations between management and labor in Kentucky's whiskey industry, which is enjoying renewed popularity. Kentucky is home to about 95 percent of the world's bourbon production. Both the bourbon and whiskey industries are responding to worldwide sales growth.
Donald Trump's (R-Chutzpah) attorneys asked a U.S. judge to bar accusations about his personal conduct that have arisen during the presidential election campaign, which would include allegations of sexual misconduct, from the upcoming civil trial over Trump University.
Students at Trump University claim they were defrauded by its real estate seminars.
Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has faced allegations from women that he inappropriately touched them. Trump denied those accusations.
In a court filing late on Thursday, attorneys for Trump said evidence and statements from the election campaign should be barred from trial because they could unfairly prejudice the jury. The trial is set to begin on Nov. 28.
Evidence including Trump's campaign speeches, tweets, his tax issues and controversy over his personal charity should not be considered by jurors, the filing said. All audio and video recordings publicized during the campaign should also be barred, the filing said, along with evidence about Trump's beauty pageants, casinos and corporate bankruptcies.
Czech President Milos Zeman decided against awarding a state medal to a Holocaust survivor after the man's nephew, a Czech government minister, met exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama against the president's wishes, the minister said on Friday.
The Czech Republic has been engulfed in political furor over the Dalai Lama's meetings this week with Culture Minister Daniel Herman against the wishes of the Chinese government - which sees the Dalai Lama as a separatist - and Zeman, who has strongly pushed for a closer economic relationship with China.
The drive to focus on Chinese investments has met opposition from many corners of the EU member country whose post-communist policy set by the late leader Vaclav Havel strongly promoted human rights. Havel was a friend of the Tibetan monk and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Herman confirmed in a text message to Reuters that the president's office had requested he cancel his meeting with the Tibetan monk or his uncle would not be granted an award.
Herman's uncle George Brady, 88, was supposed to receive the honor for his lifelong campaign for Holocaust remembrance at an annual celebration at Prague Castle, the seat of the president, next Friday on Czech state day.
Climate change is bringing certain skin diseases and other illnesses to regions where they were rarely seen before, according to a recent research review.
Dermatologists should keep these changing patterns of skin diseases in mind when making diagnoses, say the authors, who analyzed specific disease shifts in North America.
As the planet warms, many bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can survive in areas where they haven't been found before, the review team writes.
In the U.S., for example, the incidence of the tick-borne Lyme disease increased from an estimated 10,000 cases in 1995 to 30,000 in 2013, and the area where it occurs keeps expanding from New England north into Canada as the ticks find their preferred habitat expanding.
Another skin-related consequence of climate change is skin cancer: as ozone is depleted, the risk of skin cancer goes up. A two-degree temperature increase could raise skin cancer incidences by 10 percent each year, the authors write.
A union representing public college faculty in Pennsylvania ended a three-day strike on Friday after reaching a tentative deal with the state on pay, benefits and working conditions.
Some 5,500 professors and other workers launched the work stoppage before dawn on Wednesday, saying contract talks had reached an impasse after two years.
The new agreement, which ends on June 30, 2018, was announced separately by the State System of Higher Education and by the union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.
The strike by full-time and part-time faculty affected about 100,000 students at 14 schools, from West Chester University near Philadelphia to California University outside Pittsburgh.
As part of the deal, the union said it accepted a smaller pay increase than it had sought, in exchange for the state dropping most of 249 proposed contract changes it put forward this year.
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