Phil Teds

18 Dec 18
Overdrive Music Magazine

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th full-length, The Valley, via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up.  Set against this backdrop, […]

18 Dec 18
Emir Mendoza

There is no fixed definition of “lost media”. However, two definitions provided by forum users of the Lost Media Wiki, “a community effort to track down lost or hard to find media” (Source: LMW home page). The first definition is by user babydogpaste (Source): The unreleased media is lost to the general public, they can’t […]

18 Dec 18
Welcome to Zaney's World

This comment by Anne Bogel regarding, in her family’s case, doctors, gave me pause. I could see how that can be true. And yet, I might add that in some cases, not using the very best to begin with means that at some point you have to seek them out under duress. But how does […]

17 Dec 18
Rolling Stone
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2020. “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” wrote Alexander, who at 78 is one of the oldest senators in Congress. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege. I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights thinking that I have. I will continue to serve with that same spirit during the remaining two years of my term.” Alexander has served in the Senate since 2003, and his popularity in Tennessee would have all but guaranteed his re-election in 2020. His decision to retire frees up a seat that Democrats could potentially secure as they try to cut into Republicans’ 53-47 advantage in the Senate. In November, Trump-loving Republican Marsha Blackburn walloped Democrat Phil Bredesen in the race to fill the seat that will be left vacant when Alexander’s longtime colleague, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), leaves office next month. Though Blackburn bested Bredesen by over 10 percentage points, many believed Bredesen, who served as the state’s governor from 2003 to 2011, had a chance to deliver Democrats a Senate seat in Tennessee for the first time since 1995. Changing demographics and growing concern over the president’s legal troubles could work to bring the state’s other seat into play in 2020. Shortly after the announcement was made, Corker — one of the Senate’s biggest Trump critics, among Republicans — released a statement commending Alexander’s time in office. “As one of the finest statesman our state has ever seen, Lamar will leave behind a remarkable legacy,” he wrote wrote. “I know he will press through the next two years with great vigor, and a I look forward to all he will accomplish on behalf of Tennesseans as he completes his service in Washington.” Prior to entering Congress, Alexander served as Tennessee’s governor from 1979-1987. He went on to serve as the U.S. education secretary under George H.W. Bush, and ran for president in both 1996 and 2000. During his time in the Senate, Alexander was known as a bipartisan and a pragmatist, which may explain why he’s decided to pull the rip cord as President Trump continues to wreak havoc on what’s left of decency and common sense in politics. Alexander was a prominent voice in Republicans’ failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and advocated for working with Democrats to resolve the issue. “We have got a fractured country,” he told the New York Times last year. “This is the most important institution for creating a consensus on tough issues like health care, like civil rights, like elementary and secondary education.” Alexander currently serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, but because of the party’s committee term-limit rules would have had to relinquish the post at the end of the next Congress. Not so legislatively consequential was Alexander’s musical acumen. He was a seasoned pianist, and even performed on the Grand Old Opry. Earlier this year, he released a “mixtape” with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who has a songwriting history of his own. Hatch, who at 84 is one of the only senators older than Alexander, is retiring at the end of the year. Considering former punk bassist Beto O’Rourke wasn’t able to prevent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from winning re-election last month, the Senate’s unofficial musical caucus could be in danger of going extinct when Alexander leaves Congress in two years.
17 Dec 18
National Post

Dec. 23: Actor Ronnie Schell (“Gomer Pyle, USMC”) is 87. Actor Frederic Forrest (“Lonesome Dove”) is 82. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) is 78. Drummer Ron Bushy of Iron Butterfly is 77. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) is 75. Actress Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) is 72. Guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden […]

17 Dec 18
© blogfactory

Step back– LONDON — (Analysis) The horrific terror attacks in Brussels on March 22 were a chilling reminder that radicalism, no matter the ideology that inspires it, is a threat to humanity as a whole, since its expression comes through violence and bloodletting. According to a Mar. 23 report by the BBC, 31 people were killed in […]

17 Dec 18
viztales

7:00 – 4:30 ASRC NASA/PhD Ted Radio Hour interview with Margaret Heffernan, who spoke about her book, Willful Blindness: “Companies that have been studied for willful blindness can be asked questions like, are there issues at work that people are afraid to raise? And when academics have done studies like this of corporations in the […]

17 Dec 18
Vox Populi

The Democrats are blessed with a large number of candidates whose experience, politics and personality make them qualified to assume the office of the presidency. Even if we rule out the most well-known but all fairly ancient Democrats—the septuagenarians Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders—the Democrats’ cup runneth over with talented candidates. Unfortunately Beto […]

17 Dec 18
Entertaining WE

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme.ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first…

17 Dec 18
Viral Topic Zone

Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in […]

17 Dec 18
Go News Viral

Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in […]

17 Dec 18
Update Trend News

Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in […]

17 Dec 18
Viral News Bulletin

Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in […]

17 Dec 18
Viral News Pedia

Watch: Sports Personality remembers those we lost in 2018 A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018. Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme. ATHLETICS The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in […]