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Action Comedy based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85. Set in present day, The Dukes of Hazzard follows the adventures of "good old boy" cousins Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). Their efforts constantly find the "Duke Boys" eluding authorities in "The General Lee," their famed 1969 orange Dodge Charger that keeps them one step ahead of the dimwitted antics of the small southern town's Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey).
Hailing from the small town of Moscow, Idaho, Josh Ritter?s songs are a rare gift of natural, intuitive beauty. Born in the late ?70s to two neuroscientists, Josh bought his first guitar from the local K-MART after hearing the Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash classic ?Girl From The North Country.? He began Oberlin College with the intent to follow in his parent?s scientist footsteps, but instead, discovered songwriting and the music of artists like Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Leonard Cohen. He graduated and then moved east for its close proximity to historic folk clubs like Club Passim in Boston. On a shoestring budget he recorded his critically acclaimed break through album Golden Age of Radio in 2001 at various tiny, one-room studios on the East Coast. In the fall of that year, Josh pressed up several thousand copies of Golden Age, which quickly sold and funded more touring. A copy found it?s way into the hands of Jim Olsen and Signature Sounds Recordings, and the record was released nationally in the US in January 2002. Critics called the modest album ?stunning,? ?elegant,? and ?damn near perfect,? landing Josh in the pages of Details, the New York Times, and Maxim. ?Come and Find Me,? the modest anthem of Golden Age, was featured over the end-credits of HBO?s uber-hip series Six Feet Under, and several successful tours followed. Meanwhile, at a Boston open mic that spring, Josh met Glen Hansard, the lead singer of The Frames. Hansard invited him to open a string of shows for the band in Ireland. Josh?s career took flight in Ireland, buoyed by the single ?Me & Jiggs,? which entered the Irish Top 40 and helped gain Josh full blown cult status, complete with sold-out headline tours, late-night TV appearances, and his very own cover band in Cork. Josh ran the gamut at the Irish Hot Press Reader?s Poll Awards, landing in the Top 5 for Best International Folk Act, International Male Songwriter, and International Male Singer, putting him in the company of Springsteen, David Gray, and Johnny Cash. Josh would spend much of 2002 splitting his time between the US and Ireland, sharing bills with such eclectic artists as Beth Orton, Liz Phair, Damien Rice, and Joan Baez, as well as a celebrated appearance at the 2002 Newport Folk Festival. In the process, he garnered impressive acclaim not only for Golden Age of Radio but also for his richly textured and intimately engaging live shows. Publications like The Village Voice, The Washington Post, and The Irish Times scrambled to describe what made Josh?s music so ?stunning.? Sold-out shows in New York, Boston, and Dublin, as well as a trip to the Sundance Film Festival kicked off 2003 in style. In February of that year, rested, refreshed, and more than ready to make a new record, Josh entered Black Box studios in rural France with his touring band and Irish producer David Odlum (the Frames, Gemma Hayes) to record Hello Starling. Recorded and mixed in only 14 days in an old dairy barn in the French countryside, the thick stone walls, high ceilings, and vintage gear (much of it Curtis Mayfield?s old equipment), made for a record which sounds conversational and honest and shimmers with a new-found confidence. The 11 songs on Starling retain the feel and flow of another era; these are catch-tunes and earnest lullabies that rekindle the warm glow of a young Springsteen or Leonard Cohen in both their literacy and honest enthusiasm. ?Kathleen,? a summer anthem about waiting around a party to drive a girl home, is a live favorite; ?Rainslicker? moves and sways with all the dust-stained imagery of the Clientele; and the show-stopping beauty of ?Baby That?s Not All? suggests an artist at the peak of his new-found powers. The legendary Joan Baez recently recorded ?Wings,? the haunting ballad at the center of Starling, for inclusion on her new album, placing Josh alongside artists such as Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, and Natalie Merchant. Additionally, Norah Jones nominated Hello Starling for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize and his song ?Kathleen? won the 2004 Boston Music Award for Song of the Year. During 2004, Josh spent the spring on a U.K. tour that was followed by appearances at summer festivals, including the Cambridge Folk Festival (alongside Gillian Welch) and the V Festival (with The Strokes and the Pixies). In Ireland, Josh played his biggest show to date there, headlining one night of the Heineken Green Energy Festival. In October of 2004, Josh signed with V2 Records. V2 plans to release Hello Starling this February. This fall, Josh toured with Sarah Harmer in Canada. In December, Josh will play a series of East Coast performances. In the spring of 2005, Josh plans to enter the studio again to record another album for V2.
Two guys on a couch, the classic over-done comedy format. They watch independent film and comment on it's cliches and predictability. User discretion is advised.
Roger O'Donnell, long known as the man behind the keys for legendary bands like the Cure and earlier for The Psychedelic Furs, steps out on his own with his beautiful new album The Truth in Me. A collection of songs composed and recorded using a single instrument, the Moog Voyager. An instrument with it's own cult following, the Moog is generally not known for the very warm and undeniably human sounds that become immediately apparent upon listening to this fascinating work. Always an artist of unique vision, Roger O'Donnell's playing and songwriting can be found on era defining records and he has performed on some of the biggest tours and festivals all over the world. His contributions have always had an amazing influence on the bands he played and wrote with. Following the inclusion of his song "Another Year Away" on the soundtrack for the Moog Documentary, Roger was encouraged by one of the film's producers to do an entire album orchestrated with a Moog Voyager. Since Roger had enjoyed working with the Voyager on the soundtrack, the idea appealed to him: "My initial idea (for the soundtrack) was to try and write a song and record it using only a Moog and that's what happened. I knew from my early days that I could orchestrate using mono analogue synths so in a way I was revisiting my roots." "Definitely not a concept album, more of an album concept, it was a re-visiting of my early days of composing using limited instrumentation. Consciously un-compromised or commercial, it's a mainly instrumental journey through my musical influences and where I am now (vocalist Erin Lang sings 3 songs). I was also inspired by Bjork's use of a single instrument, the voice, on her record Medulla. I found the Voyager really easy to work with and thought that maybe I had found my own voice and could do something that was entirely original. Finally, music that I am satisfied with and that satisfies me, The Truth In Me says what I have been trying to say for a long time." The Truth In Me has inspired a number of musicians to join Roger in his exploration. Remixes have already been done of a number of the album's tracks by such luminaries as Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service/Dntel/Figurine, Kieran Hebden of FourTet, The Notwist/Console, and Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf. Roger O'Donnell will be touring the US through the Fall of '06 and beyond with an appearance at this years CMJ festival in New York. "...a collection of songs that shows the sensuous and moody side of the Voyager." Electronic Musician
"Teddy! Live in '79" is a sizzling live performance DVD featuring Pendergrass in his scorching prime. Filmed at The Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, "Teddy! Live in '79" contains performances of hits from his first two solo albums, "Teddy Pendergrass" and "Life Is A Song Worth Singing," as well as a medley of his chart toppers as lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. As a bonus feature, the DVD also contains an in-depth interview with Pendergrass recorded in 2002. "Teddy! Live in '79" is the first live performance DVD from this pinnacle, magic time in the sexy superstar's career. In "Teddy! Live in '79," Pendergrass raises temperatures sauntering and swaying in his spotless white suite, complete with gold medallions. Needless to say, he entertains in front of a most enthusiastic audience. Women, especially, can hardly contain themselves as Pendergrass makes his way through "Life Is A Song Worth Singing," "Only You," and his first #1 single, "Close The Door." Pendergrass pays tribute to his former group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes with a medley including "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," #1 disco single "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." Pendergrass also performs a soulful version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself," which has previously never been released.
Could Johnny Knoxville really be the new spokesperson of Microsoft? Every episode of South Park hits the web, plus the 700 MHz auction is over, find out who nabbed the most airwaves.
"Fast paced and a bit frenetic song featuring a mix of electronic riffs, heavy guitar and prominant bass work, this tune pushes the listener along from beginning to end. Elysa paints a vocal picture on the topic of Love and an orgy of consumption." User discretion is advised.
Johnny Cash sings alongside June Carter Cash on this classic country number, accompanied by vintage footage of June, Johnny, and the legendary Carter Family.