"It's all a big surprise to me," says Ed Bankston, 60, talking on the phone from his home in Phoenix, Arizona. "It's like the ghost of Christmas past has shown up." In 1983, the songwriter and guitarist Bankston started a label called Oracle Records to self-release Over There... and Over Here, the f ... More >>
We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town.
Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>
When actor Andy Griffith passed away last week, President Obama gave a brief condolence statement ("A performer of extraordinary talent, Andy was beloved by generations of fans and revered by entertainers who followed in his footsteps"), on which Weasel Zippers commented, "JERK: President Obama Reme ... More >>
NPR is reporting that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona, has been shot outside of a grocery store on the corner of Ina and Oracle roads in Tucson. Giffords and some of her staff were holding an event on the street corner when an unidentified man ran up and started shooting. Fiv ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
That Godsmack is still able to put out chart-topping records in 2010 shouldn't be too surprising; the warmed-over, self-pitying nü-metal put forth by Sully Erna and his bandmates is still the lingua franca of rock ... More >>
Real convincing proof of SOTC chart guru Maura Johnston's twin theorems regarding Billboard success: a), terrible rock bands sell, and sell, and keep selling, for years at a time, and b), what's old is new, and what passes for nostalgia on Billboard charts looks a lot like what was popular on ... More >>
Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>