Daily Archives: April 2, 2018

Grayscale Investments, LLC Announces Abandonment of Bitcoin Segwit2X

NEW YORK, April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Grayscale Investments, LLC, in its role as agent (the “Agent”) of the shareholders of record as of January 8, 2018 (the “Record Date Shareholders”) of Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) (the “Trust”), announced today that, on behalf of the…

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Monmouth Real Estate Declares Common and Preferred Dividends

FREEHOLD, N.J., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On April 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE:MNR) declared its quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s Common Stock of $0.17 per share payable June 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the…

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Review: The Weeknd's 'My Dear Melancholy,' Mixes Deep Gloom and Tough Love

As one of pop music’s preeminent ministers of brood, Abel Tesfaye can lay claim to exerting a huge influence on the menacing tone that undergirds a large swath of contemporary R&B. And he knows it. With two multiplatinum albums in the bag, the Weeknd has largely conquered a pop landscape he once dismissed as trivial, composing pop records that hide his bleak visions in a danceable, radio-savvy trojan horse. But on his new release, My Dark Melancholy, his first release since 2016’s overly slick Starboy, he abjures uptempo glitz to delve deeper than ever into the bitterness of loss.

My Dear Melancholy, is slight, a skin-and-bones collection of six songs that use the fragility and grime of broken relationships as a jumping-off point for uncovering subtle textures in his sound. Recalling his 2012 series of early EPs, it evokes a drug-addled romp through Magic City on R&B Night – dark, high-def electro-soul. Contributions from familiar faces like longtime producers DaHeala and Cirkut as well as newer collaborators such as French electro artist Gesaffelstein hew towards murky undertones with droning drum patterns, deep vocal modulation and dizzying emotional wails.

Lyrically, the Weeknd’s melancholy takes on a striking physicality, moving beyond his tendency towards emotional numbness towards a self-disgust that verges on masochism. “I said I didn’t feel nothing baby, but I lied” he sings on the opener, “Call Out My Name,” then adds, “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.” He’s never ventured this much of himself in his music; “Call out my name so I can be on my way, girl,” he sings later in that song, struggling to find closure. Back-to-back assists from Gesaffelstein on the pulsating “Wasted Times” and “I Was Never There” color the Weeknd’s gloom in ascendant synthy strokes. “I Was Never There’s” repetitious delivery drives home lyrics that, once again, dwell on a relationship’s visceral repercussions; “What makes a grown man cry, what makes him wanna take his life?” he offers, before exploring the ways faulty love can lead to grueling self-destruction: “You’d rather something toxic/So I poison myself again, again/Til I feel nothing.” The stakes have rarely felt higher for him.

Perhaps contrary to his posture on previous albums, where he presented his unfeeling lust as a kind of immature frivolity, My Dear Melancholy, interestingly connects his sex and substance use to the pain of romantic sacrifice. And while there is still room for self-aggrandizing – like when he hypocritically tells a lover to “notify” him when she’s done being prideful on the Mike-Will-Made-It-scored track “Try Me” – My Dear Melancholy, surprisingly provides the clearest, most engaging example yet of the Weeknd’s angst. It’s the sound of a man kneeling at love’s altar still in search of an elusive healing.

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Poynter Names Cheryl Carpenter as Leadership Faculty

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. (PRNewsFoto/The Poynter Institute)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has named Cheryl Carpenter as its new leadership faculty member. Carpenter, the digitally savvy editor who previously served as the McClatchy Bureau Chief in Washington…

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Zekelman Industries sponsors 2018 Work Ethic Scholarships

Zekelman IndustriesCHICAGO, April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Zekelman Industries, North America’s largest independent steel pipe and tube manufacturer and a leader in modular construction innovations, is proud to announce its partial sponsorship of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s 2018 Work Ethic Scholarship…

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LendingTree Ranks Cities with the Highest Share of Cash-Out Refinance Borrowers

LendingTree Logo. (PRNewsFoto/LendingTree)CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released the findings of its study on where cash-out refinancing was most prevalent in the past year.
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Used Linkin Park Instruments Headed to Auction for Charity

Over 200 of Linkin Park‘s used instruments, including guitars, keyboards, megaphone, samplers and other music gear from the band’s personal arsenal, will be auctioned off to benefit the group’s Music for Relief nonprofit. Reverb.com will host the April 4th sale

Fans will be able to bid on include the Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin that Mike Shinoda used during Linkin Park’s 2010 concerts, including their 2010 MTV Video Music Awards appearance. Other notable items include a sticker-covered road case, an Electro-Harmonix EHX V256 Vocoder Pedal and the band’s controversial Yamaha KX5 Keytar, featured in the “What I’ve Done” video.

All of the instruments and music gear in the Reverb auction were used by Linkin Park either on stage or in the studio. Proceeds from the sale benefit Music for Relief, an Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) program that provides aid to people and communities affected by natural disasters.

“Throughout the last thirteen years, Linkin Park fans have been incredibly generous supporters of Music for Relief, truly enabling our mission to help survivors and communities in the wake of natural disasters,” EIF’s Whitney Showler said in a statement. “Music for Relief is honored to be the beneficiary of this rare opportunity Linkin Park is offering to own a piece of their history.”

Recent Reverb sales include Billy Corgan’s instrument liquidation and Noel Gallagher’s guitar and amps sale.

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Live.me Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series

You Need The Code Is Live.me’s First Ever Live Stream Music Program Providing Users With 14 Hand-selected Independent Artists For Their Entertainment http://feeds.feedburner.com/musicdish-complete

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BabyMetal Releases New Video Message for Fox Day!

BabyMetal have released a new video message on Fox Day, April 1st 2018! Check it out HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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Bullet For My Valentine Announces New Album "Gravity" And Releases New Single "Over It"

Bullet For My Valentine’s new single titled “Over It”, was released in the form of a lyrical video. The track comes off the band’s upcoming album “Gravity” out this summer on June 29th 2018! Check …Read More

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