Thursday, January 18, 2018

How to Speak Christianese - Video of the Day


"New" from Rosetta Stone (not really) ... Christianese. (From Watermark Church)

This Day in Pop Culture for January 18

Michael J. Fox left "Spin City" on January 18, 2000

Michael J. Fox Leaves 'Spin City'

Back on this day in 2000, Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Back to the Future) announced that he would be leaving the hit sitcom, Spin City to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease which he had been personally dealing with since 1991, but kept quiet about it until 1999. In May of 2000, Fox launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He returned to television in 2004 for guest spots on Scrubs, Rescue Me, Boston Legal and others before starring in his own Golden Globe nominated sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show in which he played version of himself with Parkinsons.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This Day in Pop Culture for January 17

Popeye the Sailor Man Makes His First Appearance

King Features’ comic strip, Thimble Theatre by E. C. Segar had been in existence for ten years before Popeye the Sailor Man was featured on this day in 1929. He quickly became one of the strip’s most popular characters. In 1933, Max Fleischer created the first Popeye animated cartoon for Paramount Pictures. In 1980 Robert Altman directed Robin Williams in the live action version of Popeye. Currently, Sony Animation is developing a new animated cartoon of the sailor man.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This Day in Pop Culture for January 16

"Hello Dolly!" opened on Broadway on January 16, 1964.

Well, ‘Hello Dolly”

The Broadway musical, Hello Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick and opened on this day in 1964. Based on Thornton Wilder’s The Merchant of Yonkers, the musical starred Carol Channing. The show ran for 2,844 performances closing on December 27, 1970. Channing also starred in two of the show’s three revivals to date. Pearl Bailey played Dolly in the 1975 one month revival and Bette Midler has signed on to do the show’s 4th revival which will open on April 20, 2017. Barbara Streisand played the starring role for the 1969 movie which was nominated for seven Oscars and won three.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rapper Tedashii Makes a Big 'Splash'

Information about Tedashii's new music, "Splash."
"Splash" - New music by Tedashii. (Reach Records)


Rapper Tedashii has released the new single, “Splash” featuring 1K Phew and is a follow up to his single, “Messenger,” both of which fall under the new ethos Tedashii has adopted entitled Never Fold-a renewed creative vision reflecting his clear commitment to making an impact despite the unpredictability of our cultural climate.

Inspired by Luke 9:62 which states, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and turns back is fit for the kingdom of God." Never Fold is a construct upon which believers everywhere can build their lives. Fans itching for new tunes need not worry as Tedashii plans to carry the Never Fold campaign well into 2018.

"Splash is for those who love to question everything, color outside the lines, and have fun while we do it. It's for those of us who can't settle for the status quo and instead choose to deviate from our expected course to arrive at everything God has for us."

Tedashii has been separating himself from the pack for the better part of a decade. With a slew of revered studio albums and EP's to his name, the Texas-born and bred rapper has remained a force. Known for his exuberant delivery on the mic and robust stature, Tedashii has graced the stages of the GMA Dove Awards, KLOVE Awards and performed on the top-selling Winter Jam Spectacular Tour. His hit track "Dum Dum" also appeared on the Fox TV Series So You Think You Can Dance.

'We All Bleed the Same' - Video of the Day


I can't think of a better video to share this year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This awesome song features the awesome Mandisa and TobyMac with a brief appearance by Kirk Franklin. And hey - isn't that Jeremy Camp in the video too? You will find this song on Mandisa's "Out of the Dark" album.

Bleed The Same by Mandisa & TobyMac & Kirk Franklin on VEVO.

This Day in Pop Culture for January 15

The first Superbowl was held on January 15, 1967.

The First Superbowl

The annual championship game of the NFL, The Superbowl, was first played on this day back in 1967. Originally, the game was created as part of the merger between the NFL and the AFL. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10, the halftime show was presented by the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan bands. The game was broadcast on CBS (24.43 million viewers) and NBC (26.75 million viewers) and the cost of a 30 second commercial cost $42,000. In comparison, last year’s Superbowl featured Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams during its halftime show, 164.1 million viewers tuned in and each 30 second commercial was fetched for $4 million.