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Taylor Swift groping unsettling? Country music biz has mistreated women for decades – USA TODAY

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A jury has sided with pop icon Taylor Swift in a groping lawsuit that was initially filed against her. Former DJ David Mueller accused Swift of pressuring his radio station to fire him. The jury ruled Mueller groped Swift. USA TODAY In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.(Photo: Richard Shotwell, AP)…

LOOK: Derek Carr launches music website with teaser video, but says he’s joking – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Update: According to Derek Carr, he was joking about the entire thing. 😂😂 everyone calm down it’s ALL a joke! I don’t really dress like that and make music videos on the side 😂😂 — Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) August 15, 2017 Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Original story: On Tuesday, Derek Carr — the very good quarterback of the Oakland Raiders — released a teaser video for what…

How Did Pop Music Get So Slow? – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In 2014, the DJ and producer Dave Audé – a Grammy winner whose remixes of pop hits have been club staples for more than a decade – caught a festival set by the young Norwegian producer Kygo, who had just signed to Ultra/RCA two months earlier. Kygo ignored the peppy tempos typical of mainstream dance music, choosing to focus instead on slow tracks; in the past, this might have sent…

Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville – CNN

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Trump’s off-the-rails news conference on Charlottesville, the ‘alt-left’ and infrastructure, annotated – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday held a news conference following days of controversy surrounding his response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville that led to the deaths of three people — one woman hit by a car allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer and two police officers killed in a helicopter crash. The purpose of the news conference was to tout his meetings earlier Tuesday on…

Lincoln Memorial vandalised with profanity in Washington DC – BBC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Image copyright National Park Service The memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, who led the US through the Civil War, has been vandalised in Washington DC. The vandals appear to have used red spray paint to write “[expletive] law” early on Tuesday morning, the National Park Service said in a statement. Crews are removing it with a “gel-type architectural paint stripper that is safe for use on historic stone”. US Civil…

Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight – New York Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The fight, which came to light on Monday when Dreamhost published a blog post entitled “We Fight For the Users,” centers on a search warrant for information about a website, disruptj20.org, which served as a clearinghouse for activists seeking to mobilize resistance to Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The website featured maps to organize blockades of intersections arranged around various themes — like feminism, gay rights, racial justice, climate…

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure – New York Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A White House official said that Mr. Trump’s executive order would reinstate the prior flood management standard, issued by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, but that it would not prohibit state and local agencies from using more stringent standards if they chose. Mr. Trump was expected to participate in a discussion on infrastructure on Tuesday and make an announcement at 3:45 p.m. The administration’s 2018 budget request called for $200…

DJ in Taylor Swift Groping Trial Defends ‘Weird, Awkward’ Photo – RollingStone.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Colorado radio DJ who lost his lawsuit against Taylor Swift over charges that he groped the singer at a meet-and-greet defended himself on Good Morning America Tuesday just days after a Denver jury sided with the pop star in a civil trial. “I didn’t do what they say I did,” said David Mueller. “I didn’t do it. I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt, and…

Ex-DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift says, ‘I never grabbed her’ – ABC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Denver DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift by a Denver jury said there is still “no question” in his mind that he did not grab Swift’s backside during a 2013 meet-and-greet. “What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they said,” the ex-DJ, David Mueller, told ABC News’ Clayton Sandell after Monday’s court ruling. “I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and…

LOOK: Derek Carr launches music website with teaser video, Twitter has jokes – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Update: According to Derek Carr, he was joking about the entire thing. 😂😂 everyone calm down it’s ALL a joke! I don’t really dress like that and make music videos on the side 😂😂 — Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) August 15, 2017 Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Original story: On Tuesday, Derek Carr — the very good quarterback of the Oakland Raiders — released a teaser video for what…

Dirk James “DJ” Berends – Yakima Herald-Republic

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory Our beloved son, father, fiancée and friend, nephew and cousin, was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in an automobile accident. He has been taken from us too soon. He was the best at his craft and God needed someone of DJ’s caliber to work on his golden fleet. We hope and pray that God will take care…

DJ in Taylor Swift Groping Trial Defends ‘Weird, Awkward’ Photo – RollingStone.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Colorado radio DJ who lost his lawsuit against Taylor Swift over charges that he groped the singer at a meet-and-greet defended himself on Good Morning America Tuesday just days after a Denver jury sided with the pop star in a civil trial. “I didn’t do what they say I did,” said David Mueller. “I didn’t do it. I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt, and…

Ex-DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift says, ‘I never grabbed her’ – ABC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Denver DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift by a Denver jury said there is still “no question” in his mind that he did not grab Swift’s backside during a 2013 meet-and-greet. “What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they said,” the ex-DJ, David Mueller, told ABC News’ Clayton Sandell after Monday’s court ruling. “I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and…

Neighborhood Scenes Set to the Music of Lana Del Rey – The New Yorker

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A family picnics in a park. As their toddler stalks a stranger’s dog, the boy’s mother daydreams about when her husband, Jeff, was young and dangerous. The addled present-day Jeff drones on about the charcuterie he selected for the outing. Gazing at his carefully greased pompadour, gleaming in the late-afternoon sun, his wife manages to savor memories of a time when his drug use seemed cool. A$AP Rocky arrives with…

These Are The Streaming Music Services The World Has Already Lost – Forbes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shutterstock Streaming music is an incredibly difficult business to be in, and most competitors simply can’t survive. Even if a company is able to attract millions of paying subscribers—which only a handful have, even by this point—that doesn’t mean it will be able to break even, and even the most successful names in the business, such as Spotify and Tidal, are facing financial woes, while both Pandora and SoundCloud may…

Artist Recommendations Based on the Music You Already Like – PigeonsAndPlanes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We got tired of getting music recommendations from computers. Maybe one day, computers will be able to understand music and automate music discovery better than human beings. But so far, there hasn’t been a music discovery app that has gotten it right. No algorithm, social networking service, or customizable radio station has been able to nail it down. There’s still nothing quite as effective as a friend saying, “You like…

The Daily 202: Trump acts like the president of the Red States of America – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump often behaves as if he’s first and foremost the president of the states and the people who voted for him. That’s at odds with the American tradition, and it’s problematic as a governing philosophy — especially in a moment of crisis. Trump’s initially tone-deaf response to Charlottesville underscores why. Animated by grievance and congenitally disinclined to extend olive branches, Trump…

North Korean ruler stands down on threat to Guam – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea’s autocratic ruler has decided not to launch missiles toward Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported Tuesday, easing the immediate threat of an attack on the U.S. territory in the western Pacific. The North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” in which case the country’s artillerymen would “wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers…

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate statue following Charlottesville violence – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, N.C., on Monday evening, as throngs of “anti-fascist” groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local CBS affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what organizers…