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Scott Stapp vs. 311

One of my favorite bands, 311, is apparently in dispute with the no-talent ass clown Scott Stapp (former frontman for Creed). It's a battle of he said / she said. In my opinion, even though I wasn't there, I blame Scott Stapp. Even if 311 started it, it's STILL Scott Stapp's fault

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CDs for Sale

We are trying to scale down our Music collection to the essentials only. As a DJ I have often purchased crap that I have played only once and never listened to again. So we pulled out only 50 or so CD's that we do not want. So, we're selling them for $2 a piece. If you want any of the below, Let us know...

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Guide to Orchestra

The members of the orchestra are divided into four sections. These are woodwinds, the strings, the brass, and the percussion. There's also someone standing in front of all these other folks playing no instrument at all. This would be the conductor. It is generally required that the conductor is required to make musical decisions and to hold all of the instruments together in a cohesive interpretation of any given work. Not so. Rather, the conductor is necessary because the four groups would rather eat Velveeta than have anything to do with someone from another section. And, as we know, musicians are quite serious about their food.

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Blue Knights Performance in Riverside

Josh and I (I know it's supposed to be Josh and me but my early years of grammar are instilled) were fortunate to get to see Ryan (my cousin) perform with the Blue Knights in his California segment of the summer Drum Corps tour. As we were strolling about through the parking lot where the troupes warm up, there was a percussion section that particularily stood out. We walked closer to get a sneak preview, and Josh, being a drummer himself, was awed by their talents. When we discovered it was the Blue Knights, Ryan's group, we were even more excited!
They put on a great show this year, and Ryan had all of the tricky steps down, while manipulating and making marvelous sounds with the contra bass. We had a nice visit with Ryan afterward as well.
The only disappointment was when Josh's car was vandalized with flour and jam by some local delinquents.

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Study: Violent music boosts aggressive thoughts

The Washington, D.C.-based American Psychological Association (APA) released the study, resulting from five experiments involving over 500 college students, in the May issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

The violent songs increased feelings of hostility without provocation or threat, according to the study. It said the effect was not the result of differences in musical style, specific performing artist or arousal properties of the songs.

Even the humorous violent songs increased aggressive thoughts, the study said.

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Song writer for ''The Hokey Pokey'' dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry La Prise, the man who wrote the song "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at age 93.

The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in...... and then the trouble started.

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