We launch with over a dozen of Prince’s most popular sites, but over 20 years online, Prince launched nearly 20 different websites, maintained a dozen different social media presences, participated in countless online chats, and directly connected with fans around the world. This Museum is an archive of that work and a reminder of everything he accomplished as an independent artist with the support of his vibrant and dedicated online community.
...legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks has been responsible for some of the most beloved movies ever made. And unsurprisingly, at various points in his career, he has discussed the making of almost all his films. Except for one—the lone dud in his canon—a film so bad The New York Times declared it “an embarrassment,” and which Brooks has never publicly discussed: Solarbabies. Well, at least not until now. Because last week, on behalf of the How Did This Get Made? podcast, [Blake J. Harris] spoke with Brooks at length to try and figure out how (the hell) did this get made...
Deep in the bowels of Paisley Park, the recording studio compound Prince built in Chanhassen, Minnesota, lies a room-sized vault.... The walls are lined with shelves, organized chronologically and bursting with unreleased recordings... A lifetime’s worth of songs, videos, documentaries, and more. No one knows how many. Hundreds, certainly. Thousands, probably...

If you know anything about Prince...that won’t surprise you. Making music was like breathing to him...simply in that he did both all the time...

...Now the question is, what will happen to what’s inside the vault? A few years ago, Prince made a passing reference to releasing it all in 2013, but nothing came of it. He also once threatened to just burn everything. Will the world ever hear the rest of what Prince made?

By David Pierce

Dean Ween:

"My roadie told me that Carlos Santana’s equipment (including his guitars) had arrived via a trucking company that night at their depot. Carlos was recording an appearance on “Good Morning America” the next morning and his equipment was to be delivered to the set in NYC in a few hours."


What follows is kind of bonkers.

The androids turn out to be breakdancers.

That’s the spoiler recap of Herbie Hancock’s performance at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, in 1984. He was there to play his crossover hit “Rockit,” an early hip-hop touchstone, ubiquitous in the clubs and on the street. (It won for Best R&B Instrumental that year.) What nobody could have foreseen was that his performance would be a Grammy Moment, to use the Recording Academy parlance, of rare cultural impact — one of the most stealthily influential in the history of the awards.


[the good ol' days]

Frinkiac is a search engine for Simpsons quotes. It contains nearly 3 million screenshots (every episode from season 1 through 15) indexed by the quote they are associated with and has a variety of features to help you find the exact screenshot you're looking for... Never again find yourself wishing you could pinpoint the second his heart rips in half. You'll feel like god must feel when he's holding a gun.


[the wired]
A DS9 love letter and viewing guide.

"Remember how I said “I love you.” “I know” was like, seminal for me? Now I realize, that’s the whole of Han. Yes. I know the story about Harrison Ford and forgetting the line and whatever. At first blush, he’s the original romance hero (before love knocks him to his knees). He’s a space pirate, for heaven’s sake. He makes a living on the run, knows all sorts of unsavory people, and is known as the greatest reluctant hero of our time.

Except, he’s not really heroic. He’s dragged kicking and screaming through heroics. Practically the only thing he ever does that’s heroic is not shoot first in that bar (see what I did there?). Let’s be clear. Han fights for himself first, and then everyone else. EVEN LEIA."


SPOILER ARERT

The classic rock legend succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis, and Pneumonia.

Twenty Trucks
Posted by potatono in entertainment 2 years ago

Super catchy kids music videos about trucks. We're using these for potty training and our son loves them. The bucket truck video is our favorite.

Lifting up up up in a b-b-bucket truck
Climbing high high high in the sky-y
When it’s tough tough tough and a ladder’s not enough
You need a b-b-b-b-bucket
A bucket on a truck


Good Movies Ninja
Posted by bear in entertainment 2 years ago

Not all films are movies and not all movies are films. This list is a list of the best movies in the last three years. They are sorted from best to worst, though all of them share extraordinary qualities in film making.

Cinesift
Posted by bear in entertainment 2 years ago

Cinesift brings together Netflix, Amazon Prime, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Letterboxd and Metacritic data to help you find movies super fast.

I was hanging out with my dad yesterday, drinking coffee and channel surfing and we discovered this pretty awesome show on History Channel 2 (the one where they actually show history).

Dad didn't know who Henry Rollins was: "History professors sure look different these days," said Dad. The show is really interesting to watch. The facts are grouped around significant historical people and events and the people they interview are knowledgeable. However, the best part is watching Henry Rollins and his real interest and joy at learning about these strange little bits of our history.

Rapper and activist Killer Mike of Run The Jewels stops by The Late Show to talk about racial justice, Bernie Sanders and formal sweats.

Of Oz the Wizard
Posted by j d ess in entertainment 2 years ago

An alphabetized version of the entire film, titles too!