Tuesday, June 3, 2008

From the Vault #5: One More Time by Daft Punk (2000)

"One More Time" is a single by Daft Punk first released on December 5th, 2000 and later included in the album Discovery. The song's vocal performance by Romanthony is heavily auto-tuned and compressed. As part of the album, the track is featured in the introduction to the film Interstella 5555. "One More Time" remains their biggest commercial hit to date. It nearly topped the United Kingdom chart in 2000, instead peaking at #2, and was one of their few charting songs in the United States, reaching #61 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Biggest Upset in American Political History

Just think about it for a second. A 46 year old one term African American senator with a funny name that was born in Hawaii and lived overseas will be the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States. Has there been a bigger upset in American political history? To get to this point, he had to defeat a two term senator and former first lady who happened to be married to the most popular Democrat in the country. Has anyone come from virtually nowhere to come this far?. By early January of 2008, Hillary Clinton was leading Obama nationally 43%-23%, with John Edwards getting 16%. On Jan. 3rd however, Obama won the Iowa Caucus by 8%, sending shock waves around the nation and the world. Obama would go on to win in states big and small and in different parts of the country to eventually win a close and hard fought victory over Hillary Clinton. Correct me if I'm wrong, but has a Western nation ever elected a black man? Come November, Barack Obama could be the first one...ever.It doesn't matter if you are Democrat or Republican, we can all feel good that history has been made. Forty years after his famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream seems to be finally coming true.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

From the Vault #3: One by Metallica (1989)

"One" is a Grammy Award winning song performed by heavy metal band Metallica. One of Metallica's most famous songs, "One" appeared as the fourth track of, and was released as the third single from, the band's 1988 album ...And Justice for All. Metallica won their first Grammy Award in 1990 for "One", winning Best Metal Performance. "One" was also the band's first Top 40 hit single, peaking at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Manchester United Beats Chelsea to Win UEFA Title

With Moscow drenched in rain, Manchester United beats Chelsea 6-5 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 regulation tie.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

From the Vault #2: Mr Brightside by The Killers (2004)

"Mr. Brightside" was the song that made The Killers break out in America. The song is featured on the group's debut album "Hot Fuss" .It hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was one of the biggest hits of 2004. The song was also nominated for a Grammy in 2006 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, but it lost to a live version of "This Love" by Maroon 5.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Always Old Morgan Freeman

For as long as I can remember, Morgan Freeman has always looked old. From "Glory", "The Shawshank Redemption", "Bruce Almighty", through his Academy Award winning performance in "Million Dollar Baby", and to his upcoming film role in the batman sequel, "The Dark Knight", he has been the wise old actor that has dominated the big screen (and movie narrations). His gravitas and his presence are among the many reasons why he's had staying power in Hollywood. But I must ask this question...do you remember Morgan Freeman ever looking young?. Even when he was on "The Electric Company" television show, where he taught many illegitimate hippie offspring (just kidding) how to read, he always looked older than his actual age. Recently, Mr. Freeman has complained that he seems to get the same type of roles every time, the distinguished and wise authority figure. I can answer as to why this is so, it's because since we can remember, he's always looked old.

I almost wrote a different article. It would have been titled "The Always Young Drew Barrymore".


Kennedy Hospitalized With Two Seizures

Senator Kennedy is in stable condition after two seizures he suffered earlier this morning. I hope the Liberal Lion of the Senate will keep on roarin'.