‘This Is America’ …. “🎼🎼 Childish Gambino …. Did you Catch all the Themes? 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 9, 2018~~ 

THIS IS AMERICA VIDEO … IN A NUTSHELL

Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino’s “This is America”?

Quite a strong message.

The title is right on target:

This IS America!

Be forewarned.

Some content may be offensive to some who may shy away from the sad reality.

I had to look up the lyrics to get the full meaning.

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How Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Indicts and Challenges Its Audience
The controversial new music video by Donald Glover and Hiro Murai has amassed millions of YouTube views while exposing viewers to the horrors of the black experience in America.

~IRA MADISON III~

Have you ever been grateful for something that you find aesthetically revolting?

The caustically violent “This Is America,” Donald Glover’s latest single and video under his musical moniker Childish Gambino, is exactly that.

The song, which blends jazz, hip-hop, and South African melodies to deliver a scheming-up mantra of “get your money, black man,” takes on an entirely different tone when paired with its Hiro Murai-directed music video that depicts Glover maniacally dancing while simultaneously murdering black people in pastoral tableaus.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-childish-gambinos-this-is-america-indicts-and-challenges-its-audience?source=facebook&via=mobile

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Informative video but there were some other things I picked up/read about:

1. His pants are supposed to be similar to the basics of confederate army uniforms
2. SZA (the women at the end) is representing lady liberty passively watching this all going on, which is ironic since she’s the symbol of freedom.
3. The horse followed by the police car is a biblical reference “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” – Revelation 6:8 “
4. The cars shown in the video are all 80s-90s make. They’re not like the typical rap cars you see in videos.
5. Kids on their cellphones represent how passive we are when things happen in front of us. There has been many occasions when something fatal could have been stopped, but people were too busy recording it on their phones.
Anyways! That’s a few takeaways I’ve had.

Good art always provokes thought and conversation.

I love how this video has done that.

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Saturday Night Live …. “🧐 Michael Cohen ‘et al’ …. There’s Truth in Jest …. Always 🧐 …. “!!


~~May 6, 2018~~ 

Michael Cohen Wiretap Cold Open

It’s a sad day in any country when the dealings of its governance can be fully explained through mockery, satire and cold humor.

This is the current reality of American governance!

Maybe it’s always been like this. The only difference now is that the mask has fallen off and all can see the ugliness, decay, hypocrisy, destruction of the values ‘they’ pretended to have, portray and defend.

Sad American reality!

Let this comedic video speak for itself.

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With the FBI listening in, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) fields calls from Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson) and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon) and Stormy Daniels.

~~Michael Cohen Wiretap Cold Open~~

~~Published on May 5, 2018~~

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The Voice 2018 …. “🎼🎼🎼 Team Alicia: ‘Gimme Shelter’ …. Stones Cover 🎼🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 4, 2018~~ 

~”GIMME SHELTER”~

I am an ardent fan of the show; more so of Alicia Keys.

Awesome combination!

This season is amazing.

The contestants are incredibly talented.

Here’s Alicia Key’s Team performance!

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Team Alicia Keys rocks out to ‘Gimme Shelter’ on ‘The Voice’ results show:

Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle, Jackie Foster

Tuesday night, May 1, 2018, on “The Voice,” Team Alicia Keys took a break from the competition to rock out to The Rolling Stones‘ “Gimme Shelter” during the live Top 11 results episode.

Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle and Jackie Foster accompanied their Grammy-winning coach Keys in an energetic rendition of the rock classic in front of the other judges and the lively studio audience.

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Gimme Shelter” was written by the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, the band’s primary songwriting team. Richards began working on the song’s signature opening riff in London whilst Jagger was away filming Performance. As released, the song begins with Richards performing a guitar intro, soon joined by Jagger’s lead vocal.

Of Let It Bleed‘s bleak world view, Jagger said in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone magazine:

Well, it’s a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense. The thing about Vietnam was that it wasn’t like World War II, and it wasn’t like Korea, and it wasn’t like the Gulf War. It was a real nasty war, and people didn’t like it.

People objected and people didn’t want to fight it …

That’s a kind of end-of-the-world song, really.

It’s apocalypse; the whole record’s like that.

~Wikipedia~

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~~”Gimme Shelter”~~

The Voice 2018

~~Published on May 1, 2018~~

Alicia Keys joins Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle and Jackie Foster to sing “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones during the live Top 11 eliminations.

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Thoughts for Today, #518 …. “🙄 Really …. Anybody, Who Matters, Knows? 🙄 …. “!!


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~~April 28, 2018~~ 

KANYE WHO?

… and who the f*ck cares?

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IOTD …. “💕 Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. P!nk Beautiful Trauma 💕 …. in Virginia …. “!!

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Pink Kicks Off ‘The Beautiful Trauma World Tour’

I had the opportunity of witnessing P!nk’s amazing concert the last time.

She’s a mindblowing artist all the way.

A dear friend saw her last night in Virginia. From the pictures and videos she posted, P!nk sure didn’t disappoint!

Gotta love P!nk!! 

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The Beautiful Trauma World Tour is the current seventh concert tour by American recording artist P!nk, in support of her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (2017). The tour began in Phoenix on March 1, 2018, and is scheduled to end on September 8, 2018, in Auckland.

~Wikipedia~

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#Pink #BeautifulTrauma #ImagesOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #PinkBeautifulTraumaTour #Virginia #DearFriend #lisaHiggibotham #SimplyAmazing #PersonalPictures

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This post wouldn’t have been possible without the personal photos taken by a dear friend, Lisa H. She gave me permission to share these with you.

Thanks so much, Lisa!

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~~BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA/JUST LIKE A PILL~~

LIVE-KANSAS CITY – 3/15/18

~~Published on Mar 15, 2018~~

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Beautiful Trauma Tour, Phoenix

~~Published on Mar 2, 2018~~

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P!nk …. “💕 On the Cover ‘People’s Beautiful’ Issue …. Daughter Willow, 6, and Son Jameson, 1 💕 …. “!!


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~~April 18, 2018~~

P!nk’s on the Cover

PEOPLE’S BEAUTIFUL ISSUE 2018

I’m going to the store today to get my copy!

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People magazine’s annual ‘Most Beautiful‘ issue just got a facelift

P!nk appears on the cover of the magazine’s 2018 ‘Beautiful’ issue with her daughter Willow, 6, and son Jameson, 1, for a feature more focused on parenting and self-love than just the singer’s looks.

“I tell my daughter the truth,” Pink says in the story, which hits newsstands Friday, via excerpts provided to NBC’s Today. “I let her be six, but I want her to know about fairness and kindness and that you have to fight for your rights, and that sometimes girls aren’t paid as much as boys for the same job, and girls aren’t treated the same, and that they have to work harder for everything.”

Appearing on Wednesday’s Ellen, April 17, to celebrate the magazine cover, the singer joked that she “laughed out loud” when she found out she would be on the cover.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2018/04/18/pink-peoples-most-beautiful-cover-girl-reveals-how-girls-arent-treated-same/527358002/

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~~P!nk Is People’s The Beautiful Issue Cover Girl~~
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~~Published on Apr 18, 2018~~

Ellen’s friend P!nk joined Ellen live from the road to talk about being on the cover of People’s The Beautiful Issue, and why she laughed out loud the moment she found out the big news!

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Pentatonix …. “🎼🎼 Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ Cover …. 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~April 13, 2018~~ 

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~Pentatonix Creates ‘Perfect’ Harmonies in Latest Video~

THEY NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME!!

Another cover from one of my favorite music groups.

Their talent is amazing.

Another hit for sure!!

Just downloaded their new album to in music library.

HortyRex©

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Pentatonix, the a cappella quartet, released their latest album of covers, PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol. 1 on Friday (April 13). The group has followed the premiere of the album with a new video – this time for their take on Ed Sheeran’s”Perfect”.

For “Perfect“, the well-dressed singers harmonize in various rooms of a muted old-school building as baritone Scott Hoying takes lead.

At the video’s peak, cellist Kevin Olusola’s solo leads to a ballerina pirouetting, right before the group joins in on the swoon of a chorus.

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~~Perfect~~

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~~Published on Apr 13, 2018~~

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