Two competing data firms, BuzzAngle and Nielsen Music, released reports in early Jan. 2020 detailing the many changes in listening over the past decade. Kirsty Lee EyeEm Getty Images EyeEm hide caption
Sunita Bhuyan tells us how feeling good after listening to music is actually scientific, how it helps destress us, and a lot more
Phillip Schofield s face was an actual picture when he listened in horror about the sudden increase in snapped penises across the UK.
From saying goodbye to Jon Snow and the Starks in Game of Thrones to closing the final chapter of Marvel;s ;Infinity Saga; in Avengers: Endgame to Damon Lindelof;s incredible adaptation of Watchmen starring the amazing Regina King to the heartbreaking and moving Netflix drama When They See Us from Ava DuVernay, 2019 was filled with a menagerie of films and TV series that defined pop culture and, more importantly, fueled Hollywood;s craving for authentic and inclusive storytelling.In the final episode of the year, Dino Ray Ramos, Amanda N 'Duka and producer David Janove take part in a hosts only episode where we talk about our favorite TV shows, films and moments from the year that made an impression on us. Dino Ray talks about his love for Bong Joon Ho ''s Parasite and emotional connection to The Farewell while Amanda talks about Sam Mendes ' epic World War I pic 1917 and how Kelvin Harrison Jr. is going to be Hollywood ''s next big star. Meanwhile, David sings the praises of the awkward brilliance of Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle ''s Pen15 and reflects on the amazing roster of guests we had this year. We talk about our guest wishlist for 2020 and David turns the table on the hosts and asks us the one question we ask every guest. Listen to the episode below.
Listen to the phrase "gay culture " and you probably think of gay male culture and the elements that have been normalized and celebrated. That #39;s how things have been for decades. Since Secret in the mountainOscar wins Weird eye, gay male culture has historically received a stronger and more proud platform than any other letter in the acronym LGBTQ . But this year felt different. This year ... I felt lesbian.In 2019, there was a paradigm shift in how social networks and pop culture in general perceived homosexual women. It was as if lesbian culture - its memes, language and stories - suddenly became the mainstream. During the last decade, the queer girls #39; culture has leaked through the cracks of Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter. But it was not until 2019 that it seemed that lesbian culture was suffered and adopted by the masses. To borrow a phrase from Billy Eichner, "Come on, lesbians "
The perfect cover is a difficult cocktail to get right. Much like making a cocktail, the perfect recipe is all to do with balance. The delicate balance between paying tribute to the original and taking the song down your own path. That ''s something that Oasis pull off with ease on their cover of the enigmatic seminal single from the Bowie. The cover was released as a b side to their 1997 single #8216;D 'You Know What I Mean? ', and with it, the Manchester band deliver a lethal concoction of bravado, acknowledgment, and rock and roll star power.
Spotify is working on a new feature, dubbed Tastebuds, that will let users discover new tracks based on their friends' tastes in music. Spotify is one of the most prominent players in the music streaming space across the world. With Tastebuds, it attempts to let users know about the listening habits of their friends on Spotify and even enables you to try the kind of music they listen to.
The company;s plans to introduce these new mixes were announced this fall at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019, where YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan spoke about the service;s plans to utilize a combination of machine learning and human curation to improve the music service;s offerings.The Discover Mix is very much like Spotify ''s Discover Weekly, as it will focus on helping users uncover new artists and music they like, including tracks you 've never listened to before as well as lesser known tracks from artists you already love. But unlike on competitor music services, this playlist can leverage historical listening data on both YouTube Music and on YouTube itself.
Listen up, folks. This one is serious. A few weeks ago, there were some bad patches on the Db2 for i database for IBM i 7.3, as we detailed here, and as last week was coming to a close, we found out that LPARs are hanging on machines that have the latest Technology Refreshes applied to IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4 in cases where the Hardware Management Console (HMC) is not managing the partitions.The details of the issue with the Technology Refreshes are outlined in APAR MA48101, which is essentially a bug report that warns customers of an issue with the software stack and oftentimes gives hints about when and how it will be fixed. Here is the issue in a nutshell: IPL SRCC6003962 WAIT Hang with IBM i 7.3 with TR7 or IBM i 7.4 with TR1. Translating this, what it means is that a guest partition created with Virtual Partition Manager (VPM) inside SST or Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) will hang on IPL after the apply of the TRs. More on this as soon as announced, or call Support on the above APAR for details. The point is: do not put the new TRs on a guest partition on IBM i 7.3 or IBM i 7.4 unless it is HMC managed, and for that matter do not put the latest Cume or groups on a guest partition unless it is HMC managed. Whatever the issue is, it only affected IBM i and not AIX or Linux running atop PowerVM. We will update this story when we know more.
We ve passed Thanksgiving and are racing toward Christmas. Island author Phil Reppert has transformed the traditional telling of the Nativity into a modern day tale. He locates Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas squarely in Manhattan s Lower East Side, which harbors his main characters. Reppert explains about the inspiration for his book, Many years ago I heard a Catholic sister give a wonderful Advent talk on the Christmas story. She said that each year we should approach the traditional spiritual story with fresh eyes and an open heart, seeing new and deeper layers of meaning in the characters and events of the first Christmas. She said, Listen to the story with your heart, place yourself in the story, and find out what it means to you today The book is a coming of age story for the 20 year old Joseph, the protagonist (an aspiring woodworker) and teller of the story. His journey leads him to discover that relationships and connection with others are what he is seeking. His bonding starts off with the Boys of Benny s an odd assortment of rough and tumble local bar characters from a Vietnam vet to an aging hippie to an EMT, who will come in handy for the birth scene in a night blizzard. The Boys of Benny s, the Shepherds, are the ordinary, everyday working folks, just trying to make it in life, Reppert says. But Joseph is soon drawn across the street to St. Francis Parish and the extraordinary couple who cook meals for the homeless, and the elderly activist priest, Father Jasper. Reppert found inspiration for this wise and compassionate man in a minister he heard preach one Sunday in New York City, the well known social activist the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Reppert says, This was the first time I heard a minister speak so boldly on the unjust treatment of the poor and homeless in New York City, and the church s duty to speak out and act on their part, Reppert says. I must admit, Rev. Coffin, along with other theologians I read, had a great influence on the development of Father Jasper s character and mystique. One of the characters in the book says of Father Jasper, He is an addiction, he makes you high on love. Reppert completes his trio of wise men with a rabbi and an imam who show up at various times in the book. Reppert situates his story in Manhattan because, I love NYC for the cultural diversity, the energy, and the distinct neighborhoods. As a 20 year old, I spent a great amount of time in Greenwich Village, more in the East Village. And yes, on Friday nights I frequented a local neighborhood bar on East 7th Street, where old men sat alone at the bar drinking their whiskey and we kids played countless games of pool while drinking countless juice size glasses of beer. East 7th Street was a neighborhood made up of locals and newbies, working and professional classes, and people from all ethnic backgrounds. Reppert casts Mary as Maria, pregnant and alone in the world until she becomes involved in the parish. But as Reppert says, although outcast from her family, she approaches her challenging life situation with maturity, acceptance, hopefulness, and unshaken faith. He explained that his initial intention was to write a short, modern day Christmas story. I wanted to try something different for this particular Christmas because I d heard our kids complaints from last Christmas: Must we read it again? We know the story. The story I started to write was not a warm and fuzzy sentimental story, but a modern day story about the outcast, the persecuted foreigner, the poor and homeless, the working class, the politically oppressed. As I started writing, it morphed into something bigger, until the characters took a life of their own and I had no idea where the story was headed. The author continues, I started writing this composition just prior to the last presidential election, and it is an understatement to say that I was greatly affected by the lack of civility and ugliness in our country. Writing this novel was my form of journaling, not only a way to deal with my own anger and disgust, but to look deeply into my own complicity in the matter, my prejudices and egotistical tendencies. I have never before used fictional characters and scenes to imagine a world that could be different, a story where a new love is born into. In A Note from the Author at the end of the novel, Reppert writes, Christmas is the time where we are called to look deeper, rededicate ourselves, stretch our hearts open a little farther, reawaken ourselves to the divine love born into this world, incarnate in a little peasant baby, found in a manger, for Love never fails, Love never ends. Where there is love, there is hope. Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas by Phil Reppert. Available at Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven, Edgartown Books, Cronig s Market, and online. You can learn more about the author at philreppert.com.
The right wing conspiracy theorist told Fox News viewers Wednesday that he grew up listening to the self proclaimed King of All Media" and doesn t understand why he, too, isn t a die hard Donald Trump supporter.Hannity s heartbreak was triggered by an interview Stern did with Hillary Clinton earlier that day, where the pair discussed a wide range of topics, including politics. Stern endorsed Clinton in the 2016 election.
Free Mason is classic Ross; the Florida native flaunts the opulent gangster narrative he created for himself while referencing conspiracy theories and comparing himself to JFK.As good as Ross is, it s Jay Z who stands out on the second verse. Dissecting the rumours that he s part of the Illuminati and in cahoots with the devil, Jay Z reminds listeners, Bitch, I said I was amazing Not that I m a Mason . Jay goes deep with bars that can be interpreted in multiple ways, showing his writing dexterity and cementing himself as one of the greats.
Brought to India by Sources Unlimited, Masai is a taut string of sudden light. Simple, weightless and flexible, it shines like a subtle line, coaxing you to shift your attention elsewhere, towards the discovery of unexpected detail. With its strikingly minimal appearance, Masai is ideal for art collectors and exhibitors, bringing light to hidden corners and offering value to the whole picture. Many of our customers ask us to illuminate their artworks, and Masai is the perfect plug and play solution, says Groppi.The light on a work of art should not overshadow the work itself. Masai was in fact conceived to light paintings and sculptures effectively. It can be perfectly adapted to every ambience. It is a dark, invisible line that gives a sudden spark of brass. The metal floor and suspension light is available in matte white and brushed brass options to choose from.
Former Fischerspooner member Casey Spooner has accused Madonna and French producer Mirwais of failing to credit or compensate him for contributions to her song God Control. God Control appears on Madame X, which came out in June. In a series of Instagram stories posted and viewed by Pitchfork on Saturday, Spooner said that in December 2017 he worked with Mirwais, who produced Madame X, in December 2017. At the time, Spooner understood that his work editing and tweaking a melody on one track was for for the producer s solo album, which was later shelved. Spooner wrote that in June of this year, he listened to God Control and was shocked to hear his 2017 work included in the song.
During tonight ''s instalment of I 'm A Celebrity hellip;Get Me Out Of Here fans were given a glimpse into the views the campmates hold on whether there ''s extra terrestrial life. Ian Wright kicked off the discussion on the ITV show by talking about a podcast he listened to on the subject and Roman Kemp soon joined in and dropped a shocking bombshell about his own experience with other life forms.Ian began: ”There ''s a podcast, Joe Rogan, with the guy who worked with Area 51. He worked there in 1980 and he tells a story of exactly what ''s happening, what they 've got there. ”
Chelsea are confident their transfer ban will be reduced after Manchester City avoided a similar punishment in August, reports say.Blues lawyers are in Switzerland to attend a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing on Wednesday which will listen to arguments suggesting Chelsea s two window transfer ban should be reduced.
Update for 5 p.m. EST (2100 GMT): NASA has picked SpaceX''s Starship, Blue Origin''s Blue Moon and landers by Sierra Nevada Corp., Ceres Robotics and Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems, Inc. to join its private moon lander program. Read our full story here. Original story: