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Brushing up on facts for the 'big game' ~Stevi

I had no idea how many 'untruths' flew around regarding NFL football. Better yet, I had no idea people tried passing off this stuff as fact. Check it out: The 5 Biggest Lies About The Superbowl.

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Free Download: "Waking Up To You" by John The Conqueror

Artist: John The Conqueror
Song: "Waking Up To You"
Album: The Good Life

"As folks get older, they begin to see the mistakes they've made," Pierre Moore tells Rolling Stone. "This song isn't about one woman. It's about every relationship I've ruined because I thought sleeping around would make me happy. A few years go, I woke up realizing that I was never satisfied and I caused all my own problems. This song is about that moment."

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A different Beatle-versary

Everybody's talking about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on the Ed Sullivan Show comin gup in a little over a week.

Today is a different Beatle anniversary. It was on today's date in 1969 that the Beatles gave their final live performance, on the rooftop of Apple Records, at 3 Savile Row in London.

There is so much to love about the 42 minute set of music!  Including--

George's lime green pants
Ringo's shiny raincoat
John's guitar that needs a haircut 
Billy Preston jamming on the keys
Paul's voice at its rockingest


But did you know the rooftop concert almost didn't happen? Well, anyway it wasn't the band's first choice. They wanted to do it on some kind of ship out on the ocean but realized that would cause logistical problems, and chose to go up on the roof instead.

"I'd like to thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we've passed the audition."  - John Lennon
 

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You can give hope and happiness to someone. Details:

Hope and happiness seem like priceless items, but not for some. For the people suffering with Alzheimer's Disease, your old and used Ipod could be a light in their life. Please think about donating when you upgrade, or simply tired of any music storage device; it could be the difference in someone's life.

 
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Free Download: "Warm Winds" by Outlands

Artist: Outlands
Song: "Warm Winds"
Album: Love is as Cold as Death

"We recorded 'Warm Winds' in the middle of a cold Virginia winter," Mark Arciaga tells Rolling Stone. "It's about letting love be the catalyst to move forward. The song was written about these lush Cocteau Twins piano chords, which we ended up reworking and recording on a grand piano to give the song more warmth, and we brought it our friend Kevin Knight to sing some sexy lower background vocals. Those Jessie Ware-inspired harmonies are what really gives that song an extra layer of sensuousness."

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This video of Vin Diesel cuttin' a rug makes me smile ~Stevi

Look at him go!

 
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Free Download: "Young Reckless Hearts" by Warm Soda

Artist: Warm Soda
Song: "Young Reckless Hearts"
Album: Young Reckless Hearts

"'Young Reckless Hearts' is about trusting your intuition at the moment you break free from whatever is holding you back," Matthew Melton tells Rolling Sone. "No matter the consequences."

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Tuesday Motivation ~Stevi

I read this on Twitter this morning:

  Good advice!

Have a great day,
Stevi
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Worth re-watching: Pete Seeger on Colbert

A man who sang for all of us has died. Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and activist, died yesterday at age 94 of natural causes. He led a fascinating life, which I recall learning about on an episode of the PBS program "American Masters" a couple years ago. 

I remember the special showed him chopping wood for his wood stove, something you don't normally see a 90-plus year old man do, and I was in awe! 

According to his grandson, he was still chopping wood as of six days ago. 

That topic makes it into this interview with Stephen Colbert from 2012. He does a great job dealing with Colbert's "truthiness." Enjoy.
 

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Free Download: "Graffiti" by Maggie Champan

Artist: Maggie Chapman
Song: "Graffiti"
Album: Maggie Chapman

"I've always been fascinated by graffiti art. Growing up, my older brother and I would watch vandalized trains pass by, and he would point out which paintings had been done by the same person," Maggie Chapman tells Rolling Stone. "I had just gone through a breakup with a guy who was a painter when the title 'Graffiti' popped into my head. He was so talented and I was mesmerized with how he could bring things to life through his art. Even though the song is not about him, I was visually inspired and wanted to paint a picture with words in this song. That vivid, colorful, passionate love that has the power to make or break us, to taint our hearts or turn them into works of art."

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