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August 20, 2009
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pour de plus amples comme celui-ci vidéo
Dans le clip l'ivre trio sont sur le lit et passant d'une caméra autour, de rêver à des "noms de porno" un pour l'autre.
In the clip the trio are drunk on the bed and passing a camera around, dreaming up "porn names" for each other.
LAPD examinent Eric Dane et Rebecca Gayheart vidéo de sexe pour toute activité de «criminels» dans le cadre d'une enquête officielle.
Les fans ont été stupéfaits lorsque des images de l'époux-épouse et un couple en ébats nue avec ex-Miss Teen USA, Kari Ann Peniche a frappé l'Internet lundi.
«Opérations. Relations. Complications. La médecine, ni les relations peuvent être définies en noir et blanc. La vraie vie ne vient que dans les tons de gris.»(La première personne à voir le docteur Sloane comme «McSteamy" a été Meredith.)
Elodie Frégé - Je te dis non (whoever this is, i'm in. and check the baby doll/elia kazan opening homage - genial)
Le clip d'Elodie Frégé, la gagnante de la Star Academy 3, réalisé par Catherine Breillat.
August 19, 2009
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Greek "nichopoulouzo" - Wolfram|Alpha
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : What We’ve Been Doing This Summer
August 20, 2009
So what’s been happening with Wolfram|Alpha this summer? A lot!
At a first glance, the website looks pretty much as it did when it first launched—with the straightforward input field. But inside that simple exterior an incredible amount has happened. Our development organization has been buzzing with activity all summer. In fact, it’s clear from the metrics that the intensity is steadily rising, with things being added at an ever-increasing rate.
Wolfram|Alpha was always planned to be a very long-term project, and paced accordingly. We pushed very hard to get it launched before the summer so that we could spend the “quiet time” of our first summer steadily enhancing it, before more people start using it more intently in the fall.
Two really great things have happened as a result of actually getting Wolfram|Alpha launched. The first is that we’ve discovered that there’s a huge community of people out there who want to help the mission of Wolfram|Alpha. And we’re steadily ramping up our mechanisms for those people to contribute to the project.
The second thing is that we’ve now got actual examples of what people want to do with Wolfram|Alpha—hundreds of millions of them. And it’s terrific to see that so many of them work so nicely. But for us now the most valuable thing is seeing what doesn’t work yet. Because that shows us what we need to add to Wolfram|Alpha.
There are several components. One is knowledge domains. Things people want that Wolfram|Alpha doesn’t yet know. The good news is that there’s been very little that’s come through that wasn’t already somewhere on our to-do lists. They’re long lists. But we can now be confident that they’re good lists.
A second big component is linguistics. Close to half the time that Wolfram|Alpha doesn’t give a result, it’s not because it doesn’t have the necessary knowledge, or can’t do the necessary computation. It’s because it doesn’t understand what’s being asked.
It’s very interesting to see the kinds of queries that come into Wolfram|Alpha, and how they’re phrased. We’re really seeing a new human language. Based on ordinary language, but without a lot of its niceties. Probably closer to the way people think internally.
Wolfram|Alpha is a bit like a child: it’s being exposed to a new language, and it’s got to learn from examples how to understand it. The good news, though, is that Wolfram|Alpha is getting a lot of examples. Already a couple of orders of magnitude more than a child ever gets.
One of our big activities this summer has been inventing new techniques to take advantage of all this. It’s very interesting science. Much of it based on NKS. We’ve made some great advances, which we’re steadily implementing in the Wolfram|Alpha system.
The results so far are quite encouraging. In just a couple of months, we’ve reduced the “fall-through rate” of queries we don’t understand by 10%. And this is just the beginning. The techniques we’ve invented can clearly go a lot further. And we have all sorts of ideas for completely new techniques.
One of the fascinating things for me about the Wolfram|Alpha project is the way it mixes deep theoretical ideas with very practical implementation.
And one of the great achievements this summer has been streamlining the implementation. New data comes into Wolfram|Alpha all the time. But we had a plan that once a week we would update the underlying code of Wolfram|Alpha.
Some people in our development team thought this was impossible. But working on Mathematica for the past 20+ years, we’ve come up with some pretty good software engineering techniques—particularly making use of Mathematica itself to do system building, testing, and deployment.
Well, I’m happy to report that we have indeed managed to make the idea of one code update per week for Wolfram|Alpha work. In fact, it’s been working every week for the past 13 weeks!
So what’s been in all those updates?
I should explain that through the course of the summer we’ve been steadily expanding the Wolfram|Alpha development team, adding a lot of very talented people from around the world.
But in writing this blog post, I just looked up what’s actually happened to the Wolfram|Alpha codebase since launch. And I have to say that I’m quite astonished: it’s grown by a staggering 52%—adding well over 2 million lines of Mathematica code.
There have also been nearly 50,000 manual groups of changes to our data repositories over the past 3 months.
It’s hard to have a good metric for how many completely new knowledge domains we’ve added. But based on new source files, and new underlying databases, I think it’s been between 10% and 15%. (There’ll be other blog posts talking about the specifics—though we tend to be a bit bashful about new domains when they’re first added; they usually take a little while to reach maturity, and by then they don’t seem as new to us.)
One of the most difficult things about keeping our weekly update schedule is getting testing done.
We test Wolfram|Alpha at many levels. Its data, both static and real-time. Its underlying computation. Its linguistic processing. Its presentation layer. And its web operation.
Continually through each day we’re building new versions of the Wolfram|Alpha system, and doing automated tests. Over the course of the summer, we’ve dramatically increased the number and types of tests we have, both custom-built and derived from actual query streams.
Of course these tests find bugs, which we’re continually fixing. (Each week, Monday and Tuesday are bug-fixing days for all our developers.)
But what’s really great is how many users of Wolfram|Alpha send in helpful bug reports and suggestions. In fact, it’s been a big effort just to keep up with all of them.
As of now, of all the feedbacks we’ve received, we’ve classified 54,233 of them as bugs or suggestions. Of these, 31,006 are now in our implementation queue, boiled down to about 5800 to-do items.
At the beginning of the summer, we were taking care of about 250 to-do items from all sources per week. Now it’s up to nearly 600 per week.
And so far we’ve been able to tell 3907 people that the bugs they reported have been fixed.
It’s really very exciting watching Wolfram|Alpha develop. Every day there are zillions of little changes and fixes that get made (”add an extra name for a type of spider”; “fix the timezone for an outlying settlement”; etc.), while major new domains and frameworks are getting built up.
There’s also infrastructure development. Making Wolfram|Alpha run well on more web browsers. Optimizing performance. People may have noticed recently that there are no longer URLs like www12.wolframalpha.com; it’s always just www.wolframalpha.com. That seemingly minor change reflects a large engineering effort to optimize load balancing between our colocation facilities.
In addition to new content, we’ve been working very hard on new delivery and interface mechanisms for Wolfram|Alpha, which we expect to be able to announce quite soon.
It’s been a great first summer for Wolfram|Alpha. It was a mad dash to launch Wolfram|Alpha when we did. But we’ve actually built up over the summer to an even greater development intensity, though now with a progressively larger team and increasingly streamlined development systems.
These are exciting times. The vision of Wolfram|Alpha is really working! With every day bringing new advances. Progressively building up the largest coherent repository of human knowledge ever assembled.
Which we’re now getting ready for its “fall traffic”…
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Video appears in paper magazines
Video appears in paper magazines
Magazine publishers are beginning to experiment with new technologies
The first-ever video advertisement will be published in a traditional paper magazine in September.
The video-in-print ads will appear in select copies of the US show business title Entertainment Weekly.
The slim-line screens - around the size of a mobile phone display - also have rechargeable batteries.
The chip technology used to store the video - described as similar to that used in singing greeting cards - is activated when the page is turned.
Each chip can hold up to 40 minutes of video.
The first clips will preview programmes from US TV network CBS and show adverts by the drinks company Pepsi.
VIDEO TECHNOLOGYScreen uses liquid crystal display (LCD) technologyEach is 2.7mm thick with 320x240 resolutionCan store 40mins of videoBattery can be recharged via mini-USBRechargeable battery lasts up to 70 minsDeveloped by LA-firm Americhip
They will appear in 18 September editions of the magazine distributed in Los Angeles and New York.
It's believed the new technology will cost much more than normal print ads.
However, BBC correspondent Rajesh Mirchandani said that in an increasingly competitive market, advertisers have realised that it is more important than ever to create attention for their product.
He likened the technology to the Daily Prophet - a newspaper with moving pictures described in the Harry Potter books.
It is not the first time that publishers have experimented with digital technology in magazines.
Last year, for example, men's lifestyle magazine Esquire published the first using e-ink technology, with a cover that flashed in alternating patterns.
E-ink is the technology used in the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle electronic books.
Americhip, the developer of video-in-print, has also created magazine technology that appeals to various senses, including smell.
Thawed Michael Jackson Leftovers Refrozen - Joe Jackson Postpones Funeral - Says, 'Not interment' | TMZ.com
Michael Jackson Burial Postponed, Daddy Says | TMZ.com
Michael Jackson Burial Postponed, Daddy Says
Posted Aug 20th 2009 2:36PM by TMZ StaffMichael Jackson's burial is being postponed two days, according to his dad.
Joe Jackson tells TMZ the burial has been pushed to August 31, because there are things the family needs to get in order before Michael is laid to rest.
Jackson was scheduled to be buried on August 29, what would have been his 51st birthday.
Drunken Mardi Gras Federal Air Marshal Impersonator Sobers To 'Sad Hour' - Judge Calls Interference for Flight Crew
Federal Bureau of Investigation - The New Orleans Division: Department of Justice Press Release
Department of Justice Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 20, 2009
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
Contact: (504) 680-3000
NEW ORLEANS, LA—PAUL HENRY BORITZER, a/k/a John I. Michaels, age 46, a resident of New York, New York, was found guilty by a federal jury after a two-day trial of interfering with a flight crew and impersonating a Federal Air Marshal while he was traveling from New York to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
The federal jury found that on February 20, 2009, BORITZER, while onboard JetBlue flight 119, created a disturbance by refusing to obey the lawful instructions of the flight attendants and the Captain. BORITZER intimidated and threatened a flight attendant after he was denied alcoholic beverages during the flight and falsely claimed he was a Federal Air Marshal to the flight crew.
Speaking to this important conviction, U. S. Attorney Jim Letten stated:
“The conviction of an intoxicated and abusive air traveler for federal violations including interfering with a flight crew and impersonating a U. S. Air Marshal will serve as a clear and unambiguous signal that we in federal enforcement have absolutely no tolerance for disruptive conduct which threatens to diminish the efficiency of flight crews and thereby threatens the safety of passengers. Any such conduct will be met by swift and decisive enforcement action by the FBI, U. S. Air Marshals and the U. S. Department of Justice.”
Special Agent in Charge David W. Welker stated:
“The FBI’s authority to investigate crimes aboard an aircraft, to include interference with a flight crew and impersonating a federal law enforcement officer, are taken very seriously. The danger these crimes pose places the passengers in harm’s way, and will therefore continue to be aggressively investigated and prosecuted”
According to Federal Air Marshal’s Service, Houston Field Office Special Agent in Charge Joanne Oxford:
"Federal Air Marshals are law enforcement professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation's traveling public. The Federal Air Marshal Service fully supports the U.S. Attorney's efforts to prosecute individuals who impersonate federal law enforcement officers."
BORITZER faces a possible maximum sentence of twenty-nine (29) years imprisonment and a $1 million fine. U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier scheduled defendant’s sentencing for December 9, 2009.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys W. Scott Laragy and Gregory Kennedy.
"Human Torch" Dies After Mall Blaze | NBC Miami
The woman who set herself on fire in a crowded Miami mall last week has died.
The 42-year-old had third-degree burns throughout most of her body after she poured a flammable substance on her body, set herself on fire and walked through the mall last Thursday.
Casals made it out of the mall and into the parking lot, according to witnesses. Several concerned people who saw the amazing and disturbing sight were burned while trying to put out the flames.
"It looked like a big fireball," eyewitness John Torres said. "I know she lost all her clothing."
Casals was eventually extinguished. Police believe Casals was trying to kill herself through self-immolation.
According to her husband, Casals had mental issues and had recently spent extensive time seeking psychiatric help. But court records also show that Casals had legal woes as well and was accused of attempting to kill her ex-boyfriend in 2004 and was still on probation on drug trafficking charges from 2008. The attempted murder charge was dropped.
The Associated Press: Woman who set self afire in busy Miami mall diesWoman who set self afire in busy Miami mall dies
(AP) – 1 day ago
MIAMI — A 42-year-old woman who set herself on fire at a Miami shopping mall died less than a week after the shocking scene, police said.
Cecilia E. Casals died Tuesday. Police say Casals covered herself in flammable liquid, set it ablaze and walked about until witnesses used two fire extinguishers to put out the flames.
Miami-Dade police wouldn't divulge any other details Wednesday.
Authorities found Casals unconscious on Aug. 13, with third-degree burns over 75 percent of her body, and airlifted her to a hospital. She was on fire about two-and-a-half minutes.
Court records show the woman had a history of mental illness and had been convicted on prescription drug trafficking charges, The Miami Herald reported. In October, Casals received probation in the drug case.
The Associated Press could not immediately find a phone listing for Casals' husband.
Witnesses said Casals was in a clothing store called Savage Boutique when it happened. Jose Morales, 24, said he was about to pay for earrings for his girlfriend at a nearby kiosk when he heard screams and thought someone had fallen.
He turned around to see the blaze and realized someone was burning.
"This woman is just walking like this, super slow, completely on fire," Morales said, his arms stretched out at his side. "You couldn't see nothing but fire."
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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RT @mrjyn #RIP Cecilia Casals UPDATE Woman Sets Self On Fire In Mall Dies - http://bit.ly/xa6E7
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R.I.P. Cecilia Casals
Aug 19 2009
Cecilia Casals, 43, went to the Mall of the Americas in Miami, where her daughter worked, and set herself on fire. She was ablaze for about two and a half minutes, during which she reportedly walked slowly without making a sound. The flames were doused by firefighters and she was rushed to a hospital. But yesterday she died.
According to news reports, she had a criminal history, mental illness and had been desperately trying to get psychiatric help, to no avail. The very sensitive NBCMiami.com features the headline: Human Torch Dies After Mall Blaze. Is that a class act or what?
The real class act is John Torres who, rather than breaking out his cell phone, injured himself trying to help her.
Woman Sets Herself On Fire At Mall Of The Americas
A woman tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire inside the Mall of the Americas in West Miami-Dade on Thursday, August 13, 2009.
A Good Samaritan pushed the woman to the ground in an attempt to extinguish the fire. Two other people used fire extinguishers to help. After the fire was out, Casals walked out of the mall and into the parking lot where firefighters found her with third-degree burns on more than 75 percent of her body. Police and fire officials are looking into a motive.
Casals walked into Savage Boutique at about 3 p.m. and appeared to be drenched in gasoline when she lit herself on fire, then walked around engulfed in flames as shocked shoppers watched, authorities said.
The woman's husband told @mrjyn http://twitter.com/mrjyn he did not know why his wife set herself on fire, but he did give this revealing bit of information: he said their oldest daughter worked at Savage Boutique. Eyewitness told @mrjyn http://twitter.com/mrjyn they thought it resembled something out of a movie. Three people were also injured trying to rescue her. "It looked like a big fireball," said John Torres, as he broke open a glass case to grab the fire extinguisher. "I know she lost all her clothing."
in case you don't know, this is my favorite song, i had to re-upload after my old channels...got wiped
Eila Torvela - Kuin tälli päähän [i don't know, i watched it for 30 seconds to see if the picture'd change, but fell in lov
Eila Torvelan (1958-1997) vuonna 1985 levyttämä "Kuin tälli päähän" on suomenkielinen versio kappaleesta "Te quiero mi amor" (suom. sanat Raul Reiman). Kappale on mukana myös vuonna 1986 julkaistulla lp:llä "Hevostyttö".
I will neva brrring you...any kind of sorrooowww...
Film: "My Life to Live" (1962), starring Anna Karina
for Theresa Fennell
Music: "Standing Next to Me" by The Last Shadow Puppets (2008)
Widow selling husband's tomb above Marilyn Monroe | Entertainment | People | Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American widow is selling her husband's burial spot directly above film legend Marilyn Monroe so that she can pay off her mortgage.
Elsie Poncher has put an advertisement on eBay to auction off the tomb in Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles.
"Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe," says the advertisement.
"In fact the person occupying the address right now is looking face down on her."
The burial plot is currently occupied by the late Richard Poncher, described by his widow as an entrepreneur who bought two tombs from baseball player Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's ex-husband, as the pair were divorcing in 1954.
Monroe died at the age of 36 in 1962. Poncher died at the age of 81 in 1986.
Elsie Poncher said she would move her husband's remains over one spot into a crypt intended as her final resting place if the sale is successful, and she would be cremated instead when the time comes.
Bidding for the plot opened at $500,000 and had reached $2.5 million by Sunday. No one from eBay was immediately available to comment on the bidding process or to give more details.
Poncher told the Los Angeles Times that she hoped to raise enough money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home.
"I can't be more honest than that," she told the newspaper. "I want to leave it free and clear for my kids."
The Westwood Village Memorial Park is home to many celebrities, including Dean Martin, James Coburn, Roy Orbison, Truman Capote, Natalie Wood, and the recently deceased Farrah Fawcett.
Playboy's Hugh Hefner bought the crypt beside Monroe in 1992.
(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Miral Fahmy)
Tunisian woman pregnant with 12 babies eclipses Nadia Suleman's octuplets - Telegraph
Tunisian woman pregnant with 12 babies eclipses Nadia Suleman's octuplets
A Tunisian woman is reported to be about to eclipse the octuplets of the American mother Nadia Suleman after becoming pregnant with 12 babies.
By Aislinn Simpson
Published: 8:26PM BST 17 Aug 2009Photo: AP
The unnamed teacher and her husband are said to be ecstatic about the pregnancy, which was achieved with fertility treatment after they suffered two miscarriages. They are expecting six boys and six girls and the woman is thought to be as much as nine months' pregnant.
But fertility experts have condemned the news, alleging the doctors who treated the couple are "irresponsible" and risking the health and lives of the mother and her babies.
It is not known what fertility treatment the woman had, but her husband was quoted by local papers as saying they had been expecting twins.
She is said to now be looking forward to hugging her babies and, according to her husband, has been told she can give birth naturally although experts say this is impossible.
The man, who was named only as Marwan and is a teacher of Arabic at a high school in their home town of Gafsa, southwest of the capital Tunis, told a local journalist the news was an "amazing and wonderful miracle".
"In the beginning, we thought that my wife would give birth to twins, but more foetuses were discovered," he was quoted as saying.
"Our joy increased with the growing number."
But Simon Fisher, a fertility expert from the University of Oxford, said the news of the duodecaplets was "horrendous" and said the doctors involved were "irresponsible" to allow it.
He said the pregnancy could have been achieved either because the couple ignored the advice of doctors and had intercourse during their treatment, conceiving naturally as well as through IVF, or religious reasons required all the embryos to have been used rather than some being destroyed.
"Whatever the reasons behind this, the chances of there being a happy ending are pretty remote," he said.
"The chances of all of them surviving are extremely remote and the chance of some of them surviving without any problems is unlikely - they are likely to have significant problems.
"Her chances of surviving depend on how well she is monitored. It will be a tremendous strain on her even if she is young and fit. IVF is practised responsibly all over the world and no one should ever get into this situation."
Dr Mark Hamilton, of the British Fertility Society, said the woman probably had ovulation induction treatment, which sees the woman have either tablets or injections to cause her to release an egg to be fertilised.
"Twelve babies seems extraordinary," said Dr Hamilton. "The woman could have been receiving ovulation induction treatment, which stimulates egg production. You don't have the same control as with IVF."
No one is thought to have ever given birth to 12 babies before.
In January, American Nadya Suleman gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets, conceived through IVF.
In May, a 29-year-old British woman, Nuala Conway, gave birth to the country's first sextuplets for a quarter of a century. One girl of the four girls and two boys, died last month.
In 1996, another Briton, Mandy Allwood, became pregnant with octuplets after taking fertility drugs.
She was offered the chance to terminate some of the foetuses to give the others a chance of survival but declined. The octuplets - six boys and two girls - were born over a period of three days and all died within an hour.
Typo cuts drug offender's prison term - CNN.com
(CNN) -- A three-letter typo has slashed years off a prison sentence for a repeat drug offender in Ohio.
Calvin Eugene Wells discovered a discrepancy on the verdict form for his conviction.
Calvin Eugene Wells of Akron was sentenced in October 2005 to 10 years in prison after being convicted of possessing more than 100 grams of cocaine, a first-degree felony.
Or so it seemed.
While serving his time, Wells discovered a stray word on the verdict form signed by the jurors who convicted him in Summit County Common Pleas Court. The form, typed up by a court or prosecutor's office employee, read:
"We, the Jury, find the Defendant Guilty of the offense of POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE.
"We, the jury, further find that the amount of crack cocaine WAS in the amount exceeding ten one hundred (100) grams as charged in the indictment." See the document
The word "ten" in the second sentence is extraneous.
Wells brought the error to a succession of attorneys' attention, but no one managed to turn it to his advantage until Jason Desiderio was appointed to represent him.
"I have never seen anything like this in my life, where just attorney after attorney did nothing," Desiderio said.
"I think he had four appellate attorneys, and one appeal ... It's a very, very bizarre case."
Under Ohio law, for a person to be found guilty of a higher-level felony, the jury form must state either the degree of the offense or the circumstances that would make it a higher offense. The form's second sentence apparently was an attempt to state those circumstances, but the stray word muddled the meaning, Desiderio said.
A three-judge panel of the Ohio Court of Appeals unanimously agreed.
"The form is unclear, and we cannot determine what the jury understood 'ten one hundred (100) grams' to mean," Judge Eve Belfance wrote in the court's decision. "It certainly could have meant an amount exceeding one hundred grams, but it is possible the jury believed the form actually meant an amount exceeding less than one gram." Read the whole opinion
The uncertainty meant Wells could be convicted of nothing more than a fifth-degree felony, the judges ruled. The maximum sentence for a fifth-degree felony is one year, and Wells already had served four. Game over.
But not quite.
It seems Wells is wanted in Morris County, New Jersey, on a November 2000 sheriff's warrant for violating his probation for drug and weapons convictions. The sheriff is seeking extradition, spokeswoman Staci Santucci said. It's unlikely he'll be able to avoid it, said Desiderio, who will not be able to represent Wells because he's not licensed in New Jersey.
The original judge in the Ohio case, James R. Williams, is retired. The Summit County prosecutor's office did not return calls seeking comment on Wells' case.
"At the end of the day, he was convicted, and I understand that some people are going to feel upset that he's essentially out six years earlier than anyone anticipated," Desiderio said."But in our system, we give the benefit of the doubt to the defendant, and we do that for good reason. And in here there's a statutory mandate to ensure that we know what we're convicting people of and we know why we're doing it. And that mandate wasn't met.
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Memorial service held for music man Dickinson
By ROBERT LEE LONG
Community EditorPublished: Monday, August 17, 2009 9:43 PM CDTHERNANDO - A private memorial service was held Monday for James Luther "Jim" Dickinson, an American record producer, pianist, and singer who collaborated with legendary artists and groups like Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.
Dickinson died Saturday at Methodist Extended Care Hospital in Memphis following triple bypass heart surgery. He was 67.
Hernando Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dickinson was the father and musical mentor to sons Cody and Luther Dickinson, front men for the Grammy-nominated group, the North Mississippi Allstars. He and his wife, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, lived south of Hernando near Coldwater, residing at his rural home and recording studio known as the Zebra Ranch.
Dickinson's death came after three months of heart and intestinal bleeding problems.
Dickinson moved to Memphis at an early age. After attending school at Baylor University, he returned to Memphis and played on recording sessions for Bill Justis, and at Chips Moman's American Studios. Dickinson recorded what has been called the last great record on the Sun label, "Cadillac Man" by the Jesters, playing piano and singing lead on both sides, even though he was not an actual member of the group.
In the late 1960s, Dickinson joined with fellow Memphis musicians Charlie Freeman, Michael Utley, Tommy McClure and Sammy Creason.
This group became known as the Dixie Flyers and provided backup for musicians recording for Atlantic Records. Perhaps their best-known work was for Aretha Franklin's 1970 "Spirit in the Dark." In 1971, Dickinson also played piano on The Rolling Stones' hit "Wild Horses" and on The Flamin Groovies' track "Teenage Head." In 1972 Dickinson released his first solo album, "Dixie Fried," which was a mixture of songs by Bob Dylan, Carl Perkins and Furry Lewis.
In the 1970s he became known as a producer, recording Big Star's "Third" in 1974, as well as serving as co-producer with Alex Chilton on the 1979 Chilton album "Like Flies on Sherbert." He has produced Willy DeVille, Green on Red, Mojo Nixon, The Replacements, Tav Falco's "Panther Burns," and Screamin' Jay Hawkins, among many others, and in 1977 an aural documentary of Memphis'Beale Street, "Beale Street Saturday Night," which featured performances by Sid Selvidge, Furry Lewis and Dickinson's band Mud Boy and the Neutrons. He has also worked with Ry Cooder and with Dylan. In 1998, he produced Mudhoney's, "Tomorrow's Hit Today."
His sons Luther and Cody, who played on his 2002 solo effort "Free Beer Tomorrow," and the 2006 "Jungle Jim" and the "Voodoo Tiger," have achieved success on their own as the North Mississippi Allstars.
In 2007, Dickinson played with the Memphis-based rock band, Snake Eyes. The band, formed by Memphis musician Greg Roberson (former Reigning Sound drummer), featured Jake Vest, Toby Vest, and Adam Hill. While the band disbanded in October 2008, the members did complete two full albums, slated for a November 2009 release; though Dickinson's cardiac issues, which started in May of 2009, set back that release date.
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In the early seventies, when we used to hang out at Phillips Recording
Service on Madison, Jim Dickinson told me the secret to gaining
prominence in music: "The best way to make it in the music business," he said, "is to start
a good rumor about yourself." That's why I took such delight in watching him create the "East Memphis Slim" persona he continued to develop. He became the authentic white boy with the blues, with a sardonic sense of humor and the willingness to step out on a limb for his art. Yet, he still had the intellectual honesty to once tell an interviewer, "We all learned it from the yard man." Sometime after his work with various Memphis bands and his stint as house keyboardist for Atlantic Records at Criteria Studios in Miami, Jim's ever-expanding credits as a producer became so impressive and his expertise and keen ear so desired by a new generation of musicians that the reality simply overran the rumor.
Jim based his theory on Mac Rebennack, a New Orleans keyboardist, who labored for years in anonymity before creating the Voodoo High Priest, Dr. John the Night Tripper and rocketing to recording stardom. Jim turned me on to that record in 1967, and when the opening notes of the title track began, he said excitedly, "Listen to that. That's a cane flute," displaying his fondness for esoteric instruments. That was the year I worked with him on our single recording project at the old Ardent Studio in John Fry's garage on National. Before Led Zeppelin, before Cream, even before Moloch, Jim had the idea to record some white-boy, electric blues, in contrast with the pop fare of the day. He recruited Sam the Sham's drummer, Jerry Patterson, Fred Hester on stand-up bass, and Lee Baker on lead guitar. Jim produced and played piano. Even though I was away at college and had been absent from the Memphis scene for a year, I was honored that Jim chose me to sing. It was one of those sessions that was deferred then abandoned for one reason or another. I bugged Jim about it for a year or so, but recording tape was too expensive to save something that you weren't going to use.
When Jim crossed paths with Sam Phillips, he took his credo to heart: "If you're not doing something different, then you're not doing anything." As a record producer, Jim became the true disciple of Phillips, both in his approach to recording and the talent he chose to work with. Jim, always prepared with a quote, once wisely said: "The best songs don't get recorded; the best recordings don't get released; and the best releases don't get played." For his own production career, Jim also adopted Phillip's: "Crazy is often good."
I'm dating myself, but it seems like only yesterday when Jim and Mary Lindsay Dickinson lived off White Station Road and entertained a group of Bohemians, hipsters, bluesmen, musicians, and magicians in their living room nightly. There was very little recording going on in Memphis once the famous labels closed, but the camaraderie among artists was such that it's strange how some of your fondest memories arise from times when you believed you were suffering the most. I valued Jim's opinion so much that, like a little brother, I still sought his approval for whatever I was doing musically.
Jim would tell you what he thought and was not one to idly hand out compliments. That's why receiving one from him meant so much. I participated in a garage band reunion a couple of years ago. I did some shtick that was a throwback to the old soul revues when the singer would chime, "I once heard a friend of mine say ..." and then sing snippets of various artists' songs. On the changeover, I was walking offstage, and Jim was stepping up when he said, "Hey man, that was great." Those few words made my night. Some time later, I got a call from David Less, whose label released Jim's albums. He said Jim wanted to know if I'd be interested in coming down to Mississippi and singing some backup on his latest solo effort. I sang harmony vocals on one song, and when I was done, Jim wrote me a check. "What's this?" I asked. "You're actually going to pay me?" Jim laughed and said, "That's the way we do it these days." I reminded him of our 1967 recordings and told him how pleased I was that it only took him 40 years to call me back. But I would have done it for free.
I can see by the way the North Mississippi Allstars have conducted their careers thus far that Cody and Luther's parents taught them well. Aside from his extraordinary talent, the other quality Jim had in abundance was integrity. He leaves a void in the vanguard of contemporary music production that is impossible to fill. Even after I heard he was in ill health and had bypass surgery, I assumed if anyone could kick a heart attack's ass, it would be Jim. The man had an air of invincibility about him. His "East Memphis Slim" creation had come full circle, and he was gaining the respect he desired as a producer with every passing day. It was as if he was almost where he wanted to be. Not quite, but almost. A whole generation, raised on the '50s music played by Dewey Phillips and Rufus Thomas and with an appreciation for the absurd and the eccentric, is beginning to fade from view. Jim has already achieved legendary status with a generation of musicians inspired by his adventurous productions. For many more who knew him well or those who only knew him by reputation, the loss of James Luther Dickinson is like losing a piece of Memphis itself. =
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Spector 'fearing for his safety'
Spector was sentenced to 19 years in prison in May
Convicted US music producer Phil Spector has said he fears for his safety while in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
In a letter to a friend, Spector, 69, wrote of his distress at being in the same prison as murderer Charles Manson.
He added he was working on being transferred to "a better prison with people more like myself in it,".
Spector is currently residing in a medical facility at the Corcoran State Prison, central California.
In the note, Spector said he was hoping for the transfer during the appeal process so that he would not be with "all these lowlife scumbags, gangsters and Manson types" who would "kill you here for a 39-cent (24p) bag of soup".
He added his spirits were up because his wife, Rachelle, 29, had been visiting him two days a week at the prison, driving 400 miles (644 km) each way from their Alhambra home.
"She's a real trouper - all in all, it's like a dream come true having her by my side again," he said.
Spector also said his wife brought him packaged food so that he would not have to go the dining hall with other inmates.
"I know it is a chance to get out of my cell going to the dining room but the less I see of the inmates, the better and safer I feel," he said.
The producer's letters were released by Hal Lifson, a publicist working for Spector and his wife.
Spector was convicted of second-degree murder in April, two years after the jury in his initial trial failed to reach a unanimous verdict.
He was sentenced to 19 years to life in May.
Critics often praise Quentin Tarantino for his edgy screenplays and directing technique, which is cool and all, but we’ve always respected the guy for casting so many hot women his movies. Seriously, the dude has a resume chock-full of beauties, and his latest flick Inglourious Basterds passes the sexy baton to Diane Kruger . Sure, D.K. is the latest and greatest attractive woman to star in a a Tarantino flick, but how does she stack up to other stunners the filmmaker has casted? Read on for a countdown of the 10 hottest girls from Tarantino films.
#10: Diane Kruger
FILM: Inglourious Basterds
ROLE: Bridget von Hammersmark
• The movie isn’t even out yet, but this German beauty has us copping pre-sale tickets.
#9: Pam Grier
FILM: Jackie Brown
ROLE: Jackie Brown
• Some say Grier hit her prime in the ’70s, but her snappy attitude, tight stewardess outfit, and our unfulfilled cougar fantasies made us love her in this role. The twos are forever.
#8: Patricia Arquette
FILM: True Romance
ROLE: Alabama Whitman
• We’d go on a cocaine-fueled run from the mafia with her on our arm any day.
#7: Vivica A. Fox
FILM: Kill Bill: Vol. 1
ROLE: Vernita Green
• Fox didn’t get much screen time with this role, but seeing her all bloody and sweaty in the opening fight scene brought out our inner sadist. Too weird? Whatevs.
#6: Lucy Liu
FILM: Kill Bill: Vol. 1
ROLE: O-Ren Ishii
• Ah, our favorite chick from the Deadly Vipers squad. We’d love to stick her with our Hattori Hanzo sword, if you know what we mean.