Jack White Pens ‘Music Is Sacred’ Poem

first_imgJack White recently started his first hiatus from the road in a very long time. Perhaps he’s bored already, having spent time crafting a lengthy response to TIDAL critics two days ago. Now, he’s released a poem defending the “sanctity of music.”To his defense, it does genuinely seem to be an artistic endeavor, despite the Third Man Records’ site posting a statement clarifying that the poem was not at all related to the TIDAL service. Though we’re sure the value of music is on White’s mind, all things considered.Read the poem below:Music is Sacredthose of you who stand for the sanctity of musicso that its soul can breatheand be heardso that it blooms in graveyardsechoes in hotel hallwaysawakens neighbors in the nightand fills peoples minds with fireshout it out loud with whatever microphone you haveor these stones will shout for you.jump in front of demons,and stand over cowards and those who would intendto rip out your lungs and dampen your desiretell the living and the deadwhat you know in your heart to be trueand what you know your earswill forever hearthat the melody of the human raceis a song that never ends.music is sacred.jack whiteIIIlast_img read more

Red-hot Kevin Harvick sees night end early in Charlotte

first_imgKevin Harvick’s dominant march from the rear met an early — and surprising — end Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford appeared to blow a front tire on Lap 83 while running fourth, which sent him careening into the outside wall and sending sparks flying into the evening air.Harvick’s car did not pass pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday night, forcing him to start last in the field Sunday in the longest race of the year. It took fewer than 70 laps for him to work his way into the top five. He was running fifth at the time of the incident, which relegated his car to the garage and out of the race.PHOTOS: Military honored at Charlotte “This was going to be fun,” Harvick radioed dejectedly to his team.Harvick will finish 40th in the 40-car field, stunningly the first time in 623 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts that he’ll finish last.The incident may have been the first thing to go wrong for Harvick all year. The No. 4 team won five of the first 12 races to start the year, and was considered a favorite to win Sunday night on Memorial Day weekend despite starting from the rear.Harvick entered the event on a two-race win streak, and he already had won three consecutive races earlier this year.“It never gave any warning,” Harvick told FOX Sports. ” … We had a lot of issues this weekend and to come back and have the fastest car there basically, it was just an honor to drive. One of those deals. You have to take the good with the bad, and this weekend was part of the bad.”last_img read more

The Longer You Live, the Happier You Are Likely to be: Study

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Recent studies indicate that happiness and emotional well-being improve over time because many older adults learn to limit negative influences. Researchers who spoke at the recently concluded annual convention of the American Psychological Association said that mental health generally improves with age. Given that the world population of people over 65 is expected to nearly triple by 2050, according to U.S. officials, this should come as good news. (Continue reading in US News and World Report) Email this site to a friend to help them to “limit negative influences”.  Photo courtesy of Sun Star  last_img read more

Will Three Billboards Scribe Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Bow on Broadway This Season?

first_img Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scribe Martin McDonagh will suit up for the Academy Awards on March 4, and according to The New York Post, he just may also have a play bowing on the Great White Way this season. His new dark comedy Hangmen is currently playing a sold-out run at off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company. The Post reports that the Cort Theatre, where M. Butterfly played until December 17, 2017, may serve as the production’s Broadway house. The Matthew Dunster-directed play is scheduled to run at off-Broadway’s ATC through March 7.Hangmen stars Mark Addy, Reece Shearsmith and Johnny Flynn. The play takes place in a small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, where Harry (Addy) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Shearsmith) and the peculiar Mooney (Flynn) lurk with very different motives for their visit.The off-Broadway company also includes Owen Campbell, Billy Carter, Maxwell Caulfield, Gaby French, Gilles Geary, Richard Hollis, John Horton, David Lansbury and Sally Rogers. The play’s production team includes lighting designer Joshua Carr, sound designer Ian Dickinson and scenic/costume designer Anna Fleischle.The Band’s Visit, which is currently playing at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre, had its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, where the Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen is running. Johnny Flynn in ‘Hangmen’ at Atlantic Theater Company(Photo: Ahron R. Foster) View Commentslast_img read more

Supreme Court Judge Relays Impacts of Cuts to Legislature

first_imgHe also proposed steps to help absorb the cuts that are projected in the coming year. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享During his State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday, Alaska’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Craig Stowers told lawmakers that judicial services have been significantly changed because of budget cuts. Stowers told a joint legislative session that the court system took a $3.4 million budget cut this year and is anticipating a similar cut during the next fiscal year. His address listed ways the cuts have impacted the court system: purchases of new equipment have been put on hold, over 9,000 hours of voluntary leave without pay have been taken by employees, and courts closed for additional days. Senator John Coghill of Fairbanks stated Stowers’ address showed a goverment committed to working together in efforts to reduce spending.last_img read more

Lamptey gives Brighton boost ahead of Man Utd game

first_imgTariq Lamptey and Brighton face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side on Tuesday.Embed from Getty Images Tariq Lamptey has been passed fit to play for Brighton against Manchester United.The 19-year-old from Hillingdon impressed on his Brighton debut against Leicester last week.AdChoices广告However, he required stitches in a nasty facial wound.But Seagulls boss Graham Potter has confirmed that Lamptey will be available for the United game.Lamptey joined the south-coast club from Chelsea in January and had to wait six months to make his first appearance for Potter’s side.“I was really impressed. It is not easy to step into that situation, especially someone so young,” Potter said.“I felt he dealt with it really well and then he got a heavy facial injury that is not that easy to shake off.‘He got on with it really well. I was delighted that he got his first and I think you saw his personality and his quality and he will get better.’[scriptless] Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more