Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Today’s Birthday: JAMES BROWN, THE GODFATHER OF SOUL (1933)


James Brown, the Godfather of Soul (1933)

One of the original inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century, “Godfather of Soul” James Brown evolved a highly personal style that combined gospel and blues elements with a spectacular stage presence. During his five-decade career, “the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business” had numerous chart-topping singles and albums. What trademark feature of Brown’s stage shows was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous GeorgeMore… Discuss

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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham on lack of sympathy for others’ misfortune (quite primitive…indeed)


The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willingly avoids the sight of distress.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

“I would think further that preying on people misfortune, is a state of internal and internationally acclaimed pastime for the mongrels of power acquired by any means”