R.I.P. Fats Domino, One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Stars, Is Dead.

The king of the boogie-woogie piano has died in Louisiana. He was 89.
If you have never herd of mr. Domino you are missing quite a catalog including more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t It a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans. He had a sound all his own.
Even the King himself showed respect to mr. Domino.
“A lot of people seem to think I started this business,” Presley told Jet magazine in 1957. “But rock ‘n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored people. Let’s face it: I can’t sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that. Apparently Fats Domino was fat.
The Times describes his looks like this: Rotund and standing 5 feet 5 inches — he would joke that he was as wide as he was tall — Mr. Domino had a big, infectious grin, a fondness for ornate, jewel-encrusted rings and an easygoing manner in performance; even in plaintive songs his voice had a smile in it. And he was a master of the wordless vocal, making hits out of songs full of ‘woo-woos’ and ‘la-las. Also it should be noted that from an early age Mr. Domino had is path chosen for him. Although he impacted it by his choices and friends.
“Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. was born on Feb. 26, 1928, the youngest of eight children in a family with Creole roots. He grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where he spent most of his life.

Music filled his life from the age of 10, when his family inherited an old piano. After his brother-in-law Harrison Verrett, a traditional-jazz musician, wrote down the notes on the keys and taught him a few chords, Antoine threw himself at the instrument — so enthusiastically that his parents moved it to the garage.

He was almost entirely self-taught, picking up ideas from boogie-woogie masters like Meade Lux Lewis, Pinetop Smith and Amos Milburn. ‘Back then I used to play everybody’s records; everybody’s records who made records,’ he told the New Orleans music magazine Offbeat in 2004. ‘I used to hear ’em, listen at ’em five, six, seven, eight times and I could play it just like the record because I had a good ear for catchin’ notes and different things.

He attended the Louis B. Macarty School but dropped out in the fourth grade to work as an iceman’s helper. ‘In the houses where people had a piano in their rooms, I’d stop and play,’ he told USA Today in 2007. ‘That’s how I practiced.

In his teens, he started working at a club called the Hideaway with a band led by the bassist Billy Diamond, who nicknamed him Fats. Mr. Domino soon became the band’s frontman and a local draw.

‘Fats was breaking up the place, man,’ Mr. Bartholomew told The Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2010. ‘He was singing and playing the piano and carrying on. Everyone was having a good time. When you saw Fats Domino, it was ‘Let’s have a party!'” (new york times, 2017.) updated on October 26, 2017 at 7:34 am includes life history and his looks.

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R.I.P. Fats Domino, One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Stars, Is Dead.

The king of the boogie-woogie piano has died in Louisiana. He was 89.
If you have never herd of mr. Domino you are missing quite a catalog including more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t It a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans. He had a sound all his own.
Even the King himself showed respect to mr. Domino.
“A lot of people seem to think I started this business,” Presley told Jet magazine in 1957. “But rock ‘n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored people. Let’s face it: I can’t sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that.

I was going to bed, but this #math trick question inspired me

Finally I leave you with this. It should come as no shock that I hate math. I have perhaps declared as much on this blog, sometime, somewhere. I can also declare I hate math questions that are tricks. After some mulling the question isn’t so hard. This is the latest vexing math question.
“An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony,” the question goes. “How long would it take for 60 players to play the symphony?”
I know the answer I think. It would take 40 minutes because even with 60 players the tempo is controled by the conducter.
I will share this question with my 5-year-old smart as a wip family member this weekend. Now, let me email this to her mother. Good night.

icymi the top 10 @nickradio songs as of 12:00 pm pst

10. Hey Violet – Hoodie
9. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind
8. Something Different – Why Don’t We
7. Dua Lipa – New Rules
6. Halsey – Bad At Love
5. Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do ft. SZA
4. Kesha – Praying
3. Justin Bieber – Friends ft. Bloodpop
2. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
1. French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee
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Spanish song tops U.S. charts – puts latin music on the charts

Our nation is a bit odd to be sure. Let me count the ways.
1. US white supremacists have put on a show of force declaring that people wont replace them.
2. The President of the United States not only supported the thoughts of the US white supremacists, but he has also said he wants a wall to be put up along the mexican border. 3. The song Despacito has been the number one song for 16 weeks.
Per the afp: The 16-week streak ties for the longest reign at the top of the benchmark US singles chart with “One Sweet Day,” the 1995 tear-jerker ballad by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.
The feat is all the more remarkable as non-English music rarely dominates US airwaves nationwide, with the kitschy “Macarena” the last Spanish-language song to hit number one in the United States back in 1996. Congrats to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee on all your success.

@vmas and @twitter are streaming the vma red carpet show.

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NSFW: Singer calls out sexual assault during festival

warning corse and extreme language.
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If you attempt sexual assault when Sam Carter, lead singer of British band Architects, sees you he’ll do what is right and shame you and then post the shaming on the internet.
The frontman and his band were performing at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands on Friday night when he spotted a male fan grope a female fan while she was crowd-surfing during a song. I am glad he chose to speak out to not do so gives those who do it power.
“I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here and I’m not gonna fucking point the piece of shit out that did it, but I saw you fucking grab at her boob,” the singer said.

“I saw it. It is fucking disgusting and there is no fucking place for that shit.

He told the crowd: “It is not your fucking body. It is not your fucking body and you do not fucking grab at someone. Not at my fucking show. The crowd cheered for his passionate defense of the unidentified woman.