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Bad Movies for Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving films, you think of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Alice’s Restaurant, and to some degree, Miracle on 34th Street, and …what else? There are not very many classic movies centered around Thanksgiving, but if you dig a little, you’ll find a few films that aren’t exactly fit for prime time [...]

The Story of Elvis Presley’s "Hound Dog"

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The classic song “Hound Dog” was released in 1952 and was number one on the charts for seven weeks. Yes, that was 1952. Okay, before you jump the gun, let me tell you, this original version of “Hound [...]

11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit

This summer, I started a walking tour of downtown Nashville (walkinnashville.com). After twenty years of writing about music, and interviewing the likes of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, I figured it might be fun to share some of what I’ve learned, along with a few backstage stories. There are a number of tours on [...]

The Man Who Made Justin Bieber

"Wherever there’s talent, there’s talent manager," wrote Lizzie Widdicombe in this New Yorker article. Mozard had his father Leopold, Elvis had Colonel Tom Parker. The Backstreet Boys [...]

7 Ridiculous Things Cities Decided to Ban

If you want to have a pet goldfish, park in your own driveway, or die, here are some places you probably shouldn’t live. 1. Satan If the Son of Perdition is looking to vacation in Florida, it looks like he’ll have to skip the town of Inglis. In 2001, the town of 1400 residents banned Satan by [...]

Hearing Music for the First Time

Austin Chapman is profoundly deaf, but with new hi-tech hearing aids he recently received, he was able to hear music for the first time in his 23-year life. That night, a group of close friends jump-started my musical education by playing Mozart, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Elvis, and several other popular legends of [...]

The Embarrassing Magical Mystery Tour Party

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. In 1967, the Beatles filmed their only made-for-TV movie. It was called Magical Mystery Tour. The film itself is an interesting, checkered, odd little movie directed and edited by the Beatles themselves. It was, basically, the boys riding [...]

Gangnam Style

Move over, Macarena. Here comes a new dance craze that’s sweeping the world. Coming from South Korea, here’s Gangnam Style by K-Pop musician Jae-Sang Park or "PSY." The song is in Korean, but I trust that [...]

The Song Elvis Presley Recorded in the Dark

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This post was selected to commemorate Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death, 35 years ago today. It was the spring of 1968, and Elvis Presley was in the middle of filming another in the seemingly [...]

Rock Around the Clock

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets was not the first rock ‘n’ roll record to be recorded. In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first rock ‘n’ roll record. “Rock [...]