Willie Nelson is releasing a new album, December Day, which features Nelson working with his sister Bobbie Nelson on a mix of songs that includes covers, classics, deep cuts, and new songs. One of the songs on the album is “Who’ll Buy My Memories?” a song referencing the IRS’s seizure of Nelson’s property for back taxes, although it also is a universal song about aging. The song first appeared on Nelson’s The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?
Check out the video for the new version of “Who’ll Buy My Memories?”
On November 23 in 1984, as the clock ticked down in the Orange Bowl, quarterback Doug Flutie of the trailing Boston College Eagles hurled the football 64 yards against the University of Miami Hurricanes to win the game 47-45. BC receiver Gerard Phelan, who also was Flutie’s roommate, caught the ball amidst a pack of players, thus elevating the exciting game to legendary status and inspiring underdogs everywhere.
The win resulted in Boston College being ranked fourth in the country. As for the quarterback, Flutie became the first college football quarterback to throw for more than 10,000 yards in his career, and he won the Heisman Trophy. NFL scouts were skeptical of how the 5’9″ Flutie would do in that league, so Flutie ended up becoming a star quarterback in the Canadian Football League before eventually playing in the NFL and retiring in 2005. The losing University of Miami quarterback in 1984 was Bernie Kosar, who also went onto an NFL career, playing for the Cleveland Browns and other teams.
In the video below, watch the live coverage of the “Miracle in Miami.”
This video features players reflecting back on the game and the pass. Also, Flutie explains how colleges did not think he could be a starting quarterback because of his size.
Where were you when Doug Flutie completed the famous pass? Leave your two cents in the comments.
In his new single “Middle of America,” singer-songwriter Will Hoge sings about characters that would not be out of place in a Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp song. From a girl getting a tattoo at a strip mall to a soldier returning from Iraq, they are “chasin’ these small town dreams” where “it’s just another night / In the middle of America.”
For the video, director Colin Noel goes Martin-Scorsese-Goodfellas style and presents the video in one take as Hoge travels around downtown Gallatin, Tennessee by foot and in a 1961 Chevrolet Impala. Check it out.
“Middle of America” will appear on Will Hoge’s as-yet-untitled upcoming CD in 2015.
What do you think of “Middle of America”? Leave your two cents in the comments.
In this 1999 video from a Belgium television show, the late Chris Whitley gives a haunting acoustic performance of the song “Firefighter,” which would later appear on his Rocket House (2001) album as “Little Torch.” After the song, he discusses his album Dirt Floor.
Whitley was a great guitar player, songwriter, and singer who passed away on November 20, 2005 at the age of 45. We miss him.
What is your favorite Chris Whitley song? Leave your two cents in the comments.
Cameron Arrigioni has made a fan trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, attempting to create what a modern trailer for the 1980 movie might look like today. The trailer emphasizes the epic scale of the classic Star Wars movie, incorporating key scenes and music from the first Star Trek film directed by J.J. Abrams. Check it out.
If you wish to compare this “modern” concept of the trailer to the real theatrical trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, check out the theatrical trailer below.
Either way, I still think The Empire Strikes Back is the highlight of the Star Wars franchise.
Do you prefer modern trailers, which often include spoilers, over older trailers? Leave your two cents in the comments.
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