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Tom Pallardy & the O*M*G! Band (Old Music Guys)

Tom Pallardy & the O*M*G! Band (Old Music Guys)

Don’t Be Fooled by the Name “The Old Music Guys” This Band is right up there with the Best

Tom Pallardy and the OMG Band (Old Music Guys) recently performed to a sold out crowd at Lucy’s BARge, at Lucy’s Branch Marina in Athens, Alabama. Tom and the group started rocking the barge from sunset with a variety of music which lasted way into the night. It was clear while the band performed their last number that everyone come out and enjoyed the fun and the great music! No one at Lucy’s BARge was ready to go when Tom and the OMG Band finished up but as we sadly know at most venues when the times up the times up.

Tom Pallardy: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tom moved to Nashville in 1975 and now loves living in Town Creek, Alabama. In Music City he owned and operated a demo recording studio called Top Tracks and a music arranging company called T.P. Productions where he transcribed music for copyrighting by major artists and publishers. Since the age of 12, Tom has performed or recorded on saxophone, flute, keyboards and vocals professionally throughout the world with a wide variety of artists, including: Chuck Berry, Ike & Tina Turner, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Percy Sledge, Rufus Thomas, The Coasters, The Boxtops, Vern Gosdin, Johnny Rodriguez, George Jones, Donna Fargo, Helen Cornelius, Stella Parton, Clifford Curry, Tony Joe White, The Dixie Cups & Frankie Ford. His original songs have been recorded by Mel Tillis, Nancy Sinatra, Frankie Ford and many others.

Ernie Norton (Lead/Rhythm Guitar & Vocals) resides in Town Creek, Alabama. He’s been playing guitar (and other instruments), singing smooth vocals, producing demos and doing sound for many bands and shows for 63 years. He’s been part of the “Musical Explosion” at Athens Bible School and has played in area bands as diverse as The Cadillacs Band (Florence), Purple Sage (Rogersville), Replay The Band (Decatur), The Bama Cruisers (Shoals) and The Grace Notes.

Philip Hughes (Bass Guitar/Vocals) lives in Decatur, Alabama and is in demand as a session musician and performer in countless bands of various genres throughout the state. He’s played with Jeff Cook of Alabama; Sister Luck and The Sophisticated Swingers (Decatur); Silvery Moon Band and The Party All Stars (Huntsville); Bottom Dollar Band (Somerville); Hutch Edwards Project and Trey Lewis (Birmingham); Horizon (Cullman) and Lisa Busler (Montgomery), just to name a few.

Mitch Rigel (Drums), formerly of the Shoals, now calls Decatur home. He has been a freelance drummer and educator in the Shoals and North Alabama area for 40 years. He has played with Gary Rossington & The Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour as well as the Shoals Big Band, The Edd Jones Orchestra (Birmingham), Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Jan Garber and Don Glaisser. He also does demo sessions and performs with the Silvery Moon Band and Moondust (Huntsville) and Sister Luck and The Sophisticated Swingers (Decatur).

Randy Fowler (Lead Guitar & Vocals) hails from Southern Middle Tennessee and has been playing guitar and doing demo recording sessions for 39 years. Besides being a part of the house band on the musical variety show “The Country Shindig” for 25 years, he’s been performing lead guitar and vocals in the show group “Showdown”, along with well-known Elvis impersonator Michael Dean, in the Shoals area since 2000.

For bookings, contact Tom Pallardy at safesax2@comcast.net or call cell# 615-878-6808.

 – WHISNews21

 

Judy Welden Shares Six Little Stories With Us

Judy Welden Shares Six Little Stories With Us

Good Friends Are The Rare Jewels Of Life Difficult To Find & Impossible To Replace!

Faith: Once all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.

Trust: When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them.

Hope: Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.

Confidence: We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.

Love: We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.

Attitude: On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.’

Have a happy day and live your life like the six stories. When I was a child,

I thought nap time was punishment. Now it’s like a mini-vacation.

Have a great day – Sent in by Judy Welden

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke With Paul McCartney

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke With Paul McCartney

Is an Emotional Drive Down Memory—and Penny!—Lane

Nostalgia was certainly in the air as they came to St. Barnabas’ Church, where McCartney reminisced about his choir boy days. They also stopped by the barber shop mentioned in “Penny Lane” and mingled with excited fans along the sidewalks.

Back in the car, the legend recalled his late mother coming to him in a dream in the ’60s, in which she said “It’s going to be ok” and “Let it be.” “So, I wrote the song, ‘Let It Be,'” McCartney concluded. Cue the hit! In the midst of singing the classic together, Corden’s eyes began to well up. “I can remember my granddad who’s a musician and my dad sitting me down and saying, ‘We’re going to play you the best song that you’ve ever heard’ and I remember them playing me that,” the British star emotionally recalled. “If my granddad was here right now, he’d get an absolute kick out of this.” “He is,” McCartney sweetly assured him.

They soon came upon another familiar place—McCartney’s childhood home, where he lived from the time he was around 12 years old to roughly 20 years old. Having never been inside since he left, the two knocked on the door and were welcomed in with open arms. As if no time had passed, McCartney walked Corden through the house as he finishing “She Loves You” with John Lennon by the kitchen and how his dad wanted him to change the lyric “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah” to “She loves you, yes, yes, yes” in the name of proper English. Of course, we know they didn’t take that suggestion.

Behind the wheel again, Corden entertained McCartney by sporting several of The Beatles’ signature looks, though the musician had a suggestion. “If I was you, I’d just stick to polo shirts and jeans,” he quipped. As the grand finale, they headed inside a local pub where the band used to hang out and drink for an impromptu show for the patrons. It was an energetic and at times tearful pièce de résistance as McCartney as a band sang through hits like “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” and “Love Me Do.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, I think this is an afternoon not one of us will ever forget,” Corden told the crowd. But, the show wasn’t over! For the final song, McCartney invited the late-night host up on stage for a duet of the unforgettable “Hey Jude.”

 – E News

 Lenexophile! It’s All Explained By Barbara Blevins

Lenexophile! It’s All Explained By Barbara Blevins

Thanks Barbara After Reading Below I now Know what Lenexophile Means However I still cannot pronounce It

Lenexophile is a word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” A competition to see who can come up with the best lexophiles is held every year in an undisclosed location.

 This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end

When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

The batteries were given out free of charge

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

A will is a dead giveaway.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.

Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off?   He’s all right now.

A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just two tired

When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.

Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it

And the cream of the twisted crop at #1 is:

 Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end.

 ALWAYS LAUGH WHEN YOU CAN;  IT’S CHEAP MEDICINE!

Indoor ‘drive-in’ movie theater planned For Nashville

augustmoondrivein001August Moon indoor drive-in movie theater bar planned near Nissan Stadium

$10 million project with largest non-IMAX movie screen in North America aims to create ’60s era vibe

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augustmoondrivein002A drive-in theater that’s expected to have the largest non-IMAX movie screen in North America is on the drawing board for an East Nashville parking lot across from Nissan Stadium.

New York-based director and entertainment entrepreneur Michael Counts is behind plans for the August Moon Drive-In, which will also offer American comfort food such as burgers and milkshakes and several full bars.

aug-moon2_1486428470476_54680274_ver1-0_640_480Counts, who’s known for creating immersive entertainment experiences such as “The Walking Dead Experience,” is raising money towards the $10 million project planned for 14 James Robertson Parkway near Interstate 24.

“We think that Nashville is a great location for it and the concept really fits what Nashville represents,” he said, citing a 2014 study from personal finance website WalletHub that branded Nashville the most “American” of U.S. metro areas.

manager Ken Levitan is among Counts’ investors in August Moon Drive-In, which is targeted for opening by the summer of 2018. Others include music executive and entrepreneur James Diener, talent manager Michael Solomon and Daniel Frishwasser, who has backed theatrical and film productions such as Count’s The Ride.

“We’re really excited about the project,” said Levitan, who also owns stakes in local restaurants such as Adele’s in the Gulch. “We’ve raised some of the money and have to finish the raise.”

poster_0ce7dea1afff4360a42a8a9ac958a090_54684409_ver1-0_640_480Counts has a letter of intent with property owners Randy and Bill Bailey for a ground lease of the 7.7-acre parking lot.

Plans call for a 40,000 square foot air-supported dome designed like a mini indoor theme park with features to include 50 mid-1960s classic cars to enhance the way people experience movies. There’ll also be multiple dining areas; private “tree house” event and party spaces; and a separate lounge that features live music programming before and after the movie along with dozens of trees, grass, gravel pathways and other scenic elements such as a starry sky overhead, fireflies and an August “sailor’s moon” just above the tree line.

august2-5898b56b358a6August Moon Drive-In is expected to operate daily with an initial schedule of 18 showings a week of first-run movies and favorites from all genres that are no longer widely screened. The entry price is expected to range from $8 to $20 with seating ranging from stadium seats to tree swings and the highest $20 cost for watching a movie while sitting in a car.

A membership model will allow people to see any movie without paying admission and will offer other perks such as food and drink specials, seating upgrades and special access. Members and social media followers of August Moon will be able vote on certain titles, enabling the community to choose the programming at selected times

– The Tennessean

 

Carrie, Maddie & Tae Montgomery Gentry, Lift Lives

CarrieUnderwood015Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, Montgomery Gentry

and More, Go Back to Camp to Lift Lives

It’s Summertime And You Know That Means Only One Thing: It’s Time To Go To Camp

Several country stars took part in the 7th annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a week-long residential program open to campers nationwide with Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic condition present from birth that is characterized by medical problems, including vascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities.

ACM Lifting Lives Artist Meet & Greet With Maddie & TaeCelebrities participating in the camp activities this year included Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Montgomery Gentry, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts and singer/songwriter/producer Ross Copperman.

“Just to see how much fun they’re having and how proud they are of themselves for creating a song—I don’t know, they’re just a ray of sunshine,” Carrie says of the campers. “It’s really amazing just to see them all come together and work together and write an adorable song.”

The campers were exposed to many sides of the music business, including a songwriting workshop with Eric Paslay and Ross Copperman; a meet and greet with Maddie & Tae at Nashville’s famed Wildhorse Saloon where campers shared stories and learned how to line dance; a Seacrest Studios visit with RaeLynn where campers could experience a day in the life of a radio DJ; dinner and karaoke with Montgomery Gentry; a studio day with Carrie Underwood and Ross Copperman; a performance by Maren Morris at the famous Bluebird Cafe; and a culminating performance by Rascal Flatts at the Grand Ole Opry.

“Eddie and I have been very fortunate over the years to be successful in what we love to do and have a passion for doing and when we find kinds that have the same passion for music, we love to get involved and help out,” says Troy Gentry. “We love sharing what we do with these kids that have a passion for what we do.”

“Just spending time with them—their energy is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” adds RaeLynn. “They’re absolutely incredible. I just love being a part of this and giving back is one of my favorite things. I’m already happier today. It’s just an awesome event to be a part of.”

The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. For more information on the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp visit their website here.

You can watch Carrie, Maren, RaeLynn and Montgomery Gentry share their day with the music campers below:

 

 

– NashCountryDaily

Floating City Embarks On It’s Maiden Voyage

HarmonyOfTheSeas001Floating City Embarks On It’s Maiden Voyage

The 18 decker boasts several amenities including more than 2‚700 cabins‚ over 100 restaurants‚ a 30 meter drop dry slide

HarmonyOfTheSeas002Longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall‚ boasting 23 swimming pools and a signature restaurant that specializes in “imaginative cuisine”‚ the “floating city” is a befitting name for the Harmony of the Seas. Embarking on its maiden voyage on Sunday from Southampton to Barcelona‚ sea travelers are in for a treat on board the Royal Caribbean’s behemoth it would seem. It took over 10 million hours for a team of 2‚500 workers to build the megaship. But the most whopping figure of all is the cost it took to make the liner – R10 billion‚ making it the fourth most expensive cruise liner in the world.

HarmonyOfTheSeas004The cruise liner is nearly 362m long and its gross tonnage is over 200‚000‚ four times greater than that of the Titanic. With space not being an issue‚ the ship can host seven “neighbourhoods”‚ each adding a different experience for holiday revelers. Missing the feeling of land? The ship has a park that hosts over 10‚000 plants and 52 trees on board.

HarmonyOfTheSeas003The 18 decker boasts several amenities including more than 2‚700 cabins‚ over 100 restaurants‚ a 30 meter drop dry slide – the longest of its kind at sea. The bars have robots for bartenders that mix and serve your drinks‚ surf simulators for those looking to connect with the waves and of course the mark of all cruise ships – casinos.

HarmonyOfTheSeas005“Harmony of the Seas is redefining vacations and intriguing a new generation of travellers with a bold and unexpected line-up of first at sea innovations‚ while enticing them to explore the world from a new perspective‚” said Michael Bayley‚ President and CEO‚ Royal Caribbean International in a press release. “From thrilling on-board activities and experiences to visiting awe-inspiring destinations across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean‚ Harmony places guests at the forefront and encourages them to create their own adventures on board and at every destination‚” said Bayley.

A seven night cruise in the Mediterranean leaving from Barcelona will cost you close to R16‚000 South African.

– TimesLive

Liberals Desperate To Stump Trump With 3rd Party

RomneyKristol001Liberals Desperate To Stump Trump With 3rd Party

In all my lifetime I have never seen the Liberal minded people of which many are my own friends, in such a panic as they are at the moment, with the thought of Donald Trump being the next President of the United States Of America.

TrumpCrusader001You may be thinking how can he say he has liberal friends he sounds so conservative? Here is my explanation, we only stay good friends because we keep our politics out of our friendship. After all Liberal people are not all bad people its just their politics that’s destroying the world, and I will not tell my liberal friends that, as I value their friendship above their political views and beliefs.

Hillary-ClintonHowever the liberals are so desperate to Stump Trump that they are now trying to convince Romney to split the vote so that their hero Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton can become the first Woman president of America. Now I know you may thinking whats he got against a woman being president?  and I would say nothing at all, but Hillary Clinton with her bad record and all, I mean how can everyone in their right mind ignore all that.

donaldtrump01There is nothing I can do about who becomes the next President of America so my opinion is of no importance I just needed another article for you all to read and this was it. Hope you enjoyed it, it took a few minutes out of my precious life to write all this up I hope it was worth it?

Its Mothers day be nice to your Mother no matter if she’s Liberal or Conservative she loves you anyway.

– WHISNews21

TV is no longer the hero of the living room

PriveledgedKidsWatchTvTV is no longer the hero of the living room

I remember growing up in the Seventies, when watching TV in South Africa was a special occasion; we actually dressed up for it. TV was new and not everyone had one yet so we would gather and watch it at one of the neighbor’s houses who were one of the early adopters. TV viewing has changed so much over the last three decades! TV has moved from the being the “hero” in the living room and attention medium, to a background media. TV now competes with several other media in the living room. The Internet Advertising Bureau (UK study) indicates that devices compete equally with TV for the consumer’s attention in any modern living room, and describes the extent to which connected devices have changed our tradition of watching TV.  Only 50% of UK online adults say that the TV set is still the focal point of their living room, whilst 70% report that they ordinarily use a connected device whilst watching TV. This rises to 87% in the 16-34 year age bracket with multi device activity peaking between 6pm-9pm.

Online activity

cellphonesDuring TV programmes, over one-third (34%) of viewers check emails, 31% instant message or text while 25% shop online. The biometric data revealed that for approximately 60% of the time, people are most highly engaged during an evening TV session in non-TV related activities, such as using a digital device or talking to someone. “Second screening is ingrained to such a degree that all screens are now equal, there’s no hierarchy, only fragmentation of attention – actually switch-screening is a much more accurate term,” says Tim Elkington, the IAB’s chief strategy officer. “Furthermore, entertainment is only a small part of the living room media activity. It’s now a multifunctional space where people jump between individual and group activities, be it shopping, social media, emails, work or messaging.”

More distraction during shows than ad breaks

TV programmes and ad breaks further determine behavior, which the study revealed. The traditional assumption that people cram non-TV related behavior into ad breaks is no longer valid. For example, the incidence of checking emails is consistent both during TV program viewing and during ad breaks (both 34%) whilst texting or instant messaging is only 1% higher during an ad break. The device tracking showed that overall there was actually more online activity per minute during a programme than an ad break. Furthermore, the declining “kettle power surge” during ad breaks during peak TV times over the last 25 years provides more evidence of the change in the traditional rhythm of the living room. During the biggest TV event in 1990 – England’s World Cup semi-final against West Germany – National Grid data compiled by British Gas shows a power surge equivalent to 1.12 million kettles boiling at the same time immediately after the match. In 2014’s biggest TV event – England’s World Cup match against Uruguay – the power surge was the equivalent of only 410,000 boiling kettles. Elkington says: “Connected devices and the realities of modern life mean behaviour in the living room is no longer determined by TV programmes and ad breaks, it is determined by the natural rhythm of device usage.” So what do people do during ad breaks? The most popular activity is going online via a connected device (35%) followed by talking to someone in the room (15%), leaving the room (13%) and changing the channel (8%).  The future of the living room is definitely going to continue changing and marketers must plan for the living room of the future, which requires a rethink of how to break through the white noise as competition for the consumer’s attention grows more and more.

– Bizcommunity TV News

 

It’s Super Tuesday for Sal & Marvell Your Vote Needed

SalMarvellSuperTuesdayIt’s SUPER TUESDAY for Sal & Marvell

It’s SUPER TUESDAY Latin Music Style! Keep Voting. Thanks!

Hey, It’s Not Only For Candidates Like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio And Others

voteButtonAirplayExpress Artists Sal & Marvell are having a SUPER TUESDAY of their own with the first voters coming in from as far as New Zealand being one of the first countries to great SUPER TUESDAY!

“Sal & Marvell’ are heading towards a SUPER TUESDAY with their AirplayExpress release thanks to the many Voters Worldwide taking the time to vote on this SUPER TUESDAY.  It is no secret their song is snowballing, and it’s leading at Music Tampa Bay and beyond. 

~ It’s SUPER TUESDAY  Latin Music Style! Keep Voting. Thanks! Cast your Vote Today to keep Sal & Marvell on Top! Go to the Top 40 at  www.musictampabay.com and VOTE on any device you may have.

 – James Marvell 4 WHISNews21

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