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Years After a Bitter Fight, Prince and Warner Bros. Make a New Deal

Wow… The slave has freed his masters…

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race and Almost No One Noticed

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Jimmy Castor: Rest in the Funk

I was honored to meet Jimmy Castor at the 2007 Soul-Patrol Convention. After that brief conversation, I was compelled to go back and listen to his music which I had loved as a kid.

As Soul-Patrol’s Bob Davis said to me when we were talking about the man later, Jimmy Castor’s genius is often overlooked. He’s dismissed as a “parody” artist. But when you really get into the music, you’ll feel the depths of the grooves. You’ll be impressed by the musicality and the arrangements. And you will laugh your behind off.

I was really sad to hear that Mr. Castor passed away on January 16, 2012, at the age of 71. I hope there will be a long line of tributes for this man, though he deserved so much more attention during his life.

Here are a couple of my favorite Jimmy Castor joints.

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Rattling the Sabres With Iran

USS New Orleans - via CNN

What we do NOT need right now is another war. If Iran strikes first, it will be as a result of provocation, or another Gulf of Tonkin incident.

My fellow Americans: Do not be fooled by this madness.

CNN EXCLUSIVE: U.S. harassed by Iranian boats

At a time of heightened tensions with Iran, U.S. military officials told CNN Friday that U.S. military and Coast Guard ships had two close encounters earlier this month with high-speed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf that exhibited provocative behavior.

Read More at CNN.com

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FISHBONE: For Michelle Bachmann on The Suspension of Her Campaign

FISHBONE RULES!!!!

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