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  • apollowati 7:40 pm on December 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ThisIsMission   

    @ThisIsMission has a wonderful #music bulletin! We’ll keep up with them #in2014 

    This week Dr Dre’s Beats Music launches own streaming service, Lady Gaga comes to town and Lana Del Rey unveils edgy new and exclusive 30 minute music film video…


    Kings Of Leon to play Milton Keynes Bowl http://bit.ly/1d2577J
    Seven things you should know about Beats Music http://rol.st/193Ui5X
    One Direction make chart history in America with third album http://bbc.in/1jr4Eki
    Their third album., Midnight Memories, entered the US Billboard 200 at number one making them the only group to have their first three albums top the chart in their opening week.
    Arctic Monkeys fifth album, AM has been chosen by NME as its best album of 2013 http://bit.ly/1bjYudX

    Music Business
    Dr Dre launches new streaming service http://bit.ly/1iCp6Re
    Jose Antonio Abreu – Venezuela’s Musical visionary started a project called El Sistema and over the past 38 years, the scheme has provided free music education to three million children-to international acclaim http://bit.ly/ILp60Y
    Queen sign new deal with Universal http://bit.ly/18G7kbQ

    [ Read more on THIS IS MISSION ]Mission

  • apollowati 9:38 am on December 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: pussy riot   


    Do "Pretty Girls Make Graves"? ...O, Get Off The Stage, already!

    Do “Pretty Girls Make Graves”? …O, Get Off The Stage, already!

    MOSCOW — A jailed member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was found guilty of hooliganism after a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison.

    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison for the performance at Moscow’s main cathedral in March 2012. Samutsevich was released several months later on suspended sentence.

    The band insisted that their protest was meant to raise their concern about increasingly close ties between the state and the church.

    Alekhina was released from the prison colony outside the Volga river city of Nizhny Novgorod on Monday morning, said, Irina Khrunova, her lawyer.

    Khrunova told The Associated Press that upon release Alekhina went into town to meet with human rights activists.

    Alekhina told the Russian TV channel Dozhd by the phone that she will now devote her life to defending human rights.

    In a cell phone picture posted online Alekhina was seen wearing a dark green prison jacket with a sticker on the chest with her name on it. Alekhina told Dozhd she was “too shocked” when she was released from the prison colony to grasp what was going on.

    The Russian parliament passed an amnesty bill last week, allowing the release of thousands of inmates. Alekhina and Tolokonnikova qualify for amnesty because they have small children. The amnesty has been largely viewed as the Kremlin’s attempt to soothe criticism of Russia’s human rights records ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

    Alekhina’s release comes days after Putin pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon and once Russia’s richest man, who spent a decade in prison after challenging Putin’s power. Khodorkovsky flew to Germany after release and said he will stay out of politics. He pledged, however, to fight for the release of political prisoners in Russia.

    Tolokonnikova, who is serving time in a Siberian prison, is also expected to be released this week, her husband Pyotr Verzilov said.

    Both bandmates were scheduled for release in March.

    Russia’s Supreme Court earlier this month ordered a review of the Pussy Riot case, saying that a lower court did not fully prove their guilt and did not take their family circumstances into consideration when passing on the verdict.


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  • apollowati 10:01 am on December 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    @Target misses mark on groundbreaking @Beyonce sales #FAIL 


  • apollowati 8:26 pm on December 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: director, gaga, interracial, lady, photographer, provcateur, rkelly, , terry richardson   


    Terry Richardson shared a behind-the-scenes shot from the music video shoot for Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP track “Do What u Want” featuring R. Kelly and never has a teaser shot made us more impatient to see a project completed. [ Read more on COMPLEX ]



    TERRY RICHARDSON defines himself as a “rocktographer”, an acronym that includes his two greatest passions. Nevertheless, Terry Richardson is known especially for his provocative images

    Terry Richardson

    Terry Richardson, an artist with a rock/punk soul, is a transgressive fashion photographer. He is the son of Bob Richardson and of designer Annie Lomax; he was born in New York in 1965, and he grew up in Hollywood, California. When he was young, he dreamt to be a rockstar, but when his rock punk band, The Invisible, split up, he got more interested in photography. He started straight away to take photos of himself, and of his daily life, in a cheeky and uninhibited way, thus showing a great inclination towards an aggressive and shameless style, that was often bordering on the pulp style. [ via VOGUE.it ]


    > What’s TERRY Up To?







  • apollowati 1:16 pm on December 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chav, Madhatter, Narcissism, Selfie, vainity   

    The Painful Truth About #Selfies … via @InfluxReport! #millenials 

    No Selfies? No ... Selfies! Uh, no...?


    Narcissism: The “Selfies” Generation

    This should not be the first time you’re hearing about how Millennials are narcissistic. It’s true. With the rise of social media outlets (such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), there have been many recent discussions and research conducted that have led to this conclusion.

    photo credit: http://in.5thvillage.com/HadToGetAShot/

    We are, indeed, narcissistic.

    Make no mistake: there is truth in the ascending trend of self-obsessive individuals within the Millennial generation.

    On March 26, 2013, the Atlantic posted an article, “The Internet ‘Narcissism Epidemic,’” that highlights research done by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, authors of The Narcissism Epidemic. It was released as a statement pertaining to the increase of narcissism in our culture today. The article states: … [ Read on Apollowatees! ]



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