The Aviator – Martin Scorsese

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The Aviator

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: December 17, 2004


Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Howard Hughes, the billionaire, the filmmaker, the recluse and The Aviator.

After inheriting his father's machine tool company, the young Howard Hughes discovers he can combine his passions–flying, moviemaking and women–by coming to Hollywood. In 1930, while building one of the world's largest aviation companies, Hughes produces Hell's Angels, a perfectionist's homage to World War I flyers. The man who eventually produces almost 30 films shocks society with The Outlaw, starring buxom Jane Russell, builds the world's largest airplane, sets the world speed record and invents the half-cup bra.

© © 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Miramax Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.

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Seven Psychopaths – Martin McDonagh

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Seven Psychopaths

Martin McDonagh

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 7.99

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Release Date: October 12, 2012


A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

© © 2012 Blueprint Pictures (Seven) Limited, Film4 and The British Film Institute. All Rights Reserved.

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Only Tease – Jade Martin in college uniform

Only Tease - Jade Martin in college uniformJade Martin looks so cute and innocent as she is dressed up in her college uniform in this new update from Only Tease. She is wearing a red plaid skirt, white blouse and black tie. She has long gorgeous brunette hair, a beautiful smile, and a killer body! Her innocence is lost when she starts to perform a slow strip tease that leaves her cute outfit on the floor.

Once her clothes come off, she shows her true wild side for the members of Only Tease. She goes from cute to sex goddess instantly, throwing her hair around and rubbing all over her petite body. Her natural tits look so yummy!

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Martin Margiela Speaks!

Martin Margiela is back and talking. Thirty years after he first mystified and enthralled fashion with his nonconformist brilliance, and 11 years after he walked away from the industry following his 20th anniversary runway show, the designer is the subject of Reiner Holzemer’s documentary film “Martin Margiela: In His Own Words,” which premieres tonight at the DOC NYC Film Festival. The director’s previous works include films on William Eggleston, Juergen Teller and, most recently, the 2017 “Dries” (as in Van Noten).
Margiela is widely considered one of modern fashion’s most important designers, his influence continuing today in all sorts of arenas — deconstruction, streetwear, repurposed vintage, down-off-the-pedestal haute couture, alternative show venues. Anyone with a casual interest in the edgier aspects of fashion’s recent past should find plenty of interest in the documentary; serious fashion-history obsessives will be all aflutter to hear firsthand the designer’s perspective on his career. Margiela’s conversation volleys between esoteric musings and pragmatic dissection of craft and problem-solving; from the start, he distinguished himself as both renegade creator and skilled artisan. He was also a designer who for two decades navigated the uneasy terrain of a challenging industry, and he offers a brief, stinging assessment of why

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Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes & Martin Lawrence Break The Internet With Group Photo

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What do you get when you have four comedic acting legends in a room—take a picture, and that’s exactly what Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Wesley Snipes decided to do.

On Wednesday (Oct. 30), Will Smith posted the iconic photo to his Instagram with the caption, “Nothing to see here.”

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The legendary moment happened while the four silver screen icons were visiting Tyler Perry’s new studio in Atlanta, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are currently filming Bad Boys For Life, the third installment of the Bad Boy franchise, while Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes are gearing up to begin production on the highly-anticipated Coming To America sequel.

Although there has been no official word on why the four men were visiting, it didn’t stop fans from drawing their own conclusions about what the superstars could be cooking up.

Earlier this month, Tyler Perry celebrated the opening of his humongous movie studio in Atlanta among Black Hollywood’s elite Including Oprah, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Beyoncé, JAY Z and more.

Bad Boys For Life is set to hit theaters on January 17 and Coming the America 2 is slated to be released August 7, 2020.

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Six-Strings-Three-Chords-&-The-Truth – Bryan Martin

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Six-Strings-Three-Chords-&-The-Truth

Bryan Martin

Genre: Country

Price: $ 7.92

Release Date: October 28, 2019

© ℗ 2019 TXM Records

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Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin: A Cotswold Comedy Cozy Mystery Fantasy – Wilkie Martin

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Inspector Hobbes and the Blood by Wilkie Martin: A Cotswold Comedy Cozy Mystery Fantasy

Wilkie Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: November 3, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 The Witcherley Book Company

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Inspector Hobbes and the Blood: A Cotswold Comedy Cozy Mystery Fantasy – Wilkie Martin

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Inspector Hobbes and the Blood: A Cotswold Comedy Cozy Mystery Fantasy

Wilkie Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: November 3, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 The Witcherley Book Company

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos – Orchestral Suites – Violin Concertos – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos – Orchestral Suites – Violin Concertos

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 17.99

Release Date: June 3, 2002

© This Compilation ℗ 2002 Universal International Music B.V.

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Martin Grant RTW Spring 2020

“It’s a little bit ‘workwear meets Bubblegum Barbie,’” said Martin Grant, by way of introducing his spring collection. That’s some statement, coming from a designer famous for dressing style icons like Cate Blanchett and Meghan Markle.
Grant was referring specifically to a blue belted shirtdress with safari pockets that he’d paired with pink heels, but there were plenty of other playful options in his spring collection: a sexy pink halterneck minidress; cross-back bra tops, and a navy linen zip-front, hourglass bustier dress.
They tipped his trademark masculine-feminine dynamic into flirtier territory. Even the suits had a softer edge this season, courtesy of a slightly Eighties-feeling curved, cropped pant shape. Grant emphasized the waist by belting everything from oversize shirts to a flowing one-shouldered pink taffeta evening gown.
He also used the taffeta for a puff-sleeved shirt, noting that the fabric was made by a French company that historically supplied haute couture houses. “It’s one of the first pinks that I used when I moved to Paris, and it’s called ‘Paris.’ I like also that I can go back to a house that I used 15 years ago and have that exact color,” he mused.
Bubblegum Barbie just got a couture makeover.

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Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese

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Taxi Driver

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: March 4, 1976


Considered among the best films of all time, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver was nominated for Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster) and Best Original Score (Bernard Herrmann). Solitary, alienated, and emotionally scarred from Vietnam, taxi driver Travis Bickle (De Niro) works the night shift in Manhattan.Though the world around him is teeming with life, Travis is unable to connect with anyone. His date with Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a beautiful campaign aide, fails when he takes her to a porno movie. He tries to save a 12-year-old prostitute, Iris (Foster), from her pimp, Sport (Harvey Keitel) – though it's unclear Iris wants to be saved. Travis's pent-up anger and misplaced loyalty finally boil over in a paroxysm of revenge and violence.

© © 1976, renewed 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 22.99

Publish Date: October 28, 2014

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Rio Meets New Orleans: Live from Tokyo – Romero Lubambo & Peter Martin

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Rio Meets New Orleans: Live from Tokyo

Romero Lubambo & Peter Martin

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 8.91

Release Date: September 6, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Open Studio Records

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2008

© ℗ 2008 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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Mozart: Requiem – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Mozart: Requiem

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: January 1, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Universal International Music B.V.

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Beneath the Darkness – Martin Guigui

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Beneath the Darkness

Martin Guigui

Genre: Thriller

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: January 6, 2012


BENEATH THE DARKNESS is a teen thriller in the style of Disturbia, with high school kids pitted against a psychotic villain in a community where adults refuse to see one of their own is a serial killer. The villain (Dennis Quaid) is a well-respected mortician in a town where he was once a legendary high school football star. But among the kids he is legendary for a more sinister reason – rumors that his house is haunted. The truth is more evil and much more dangerous – the town leader murdered his wife and her lover when he caught them having an affair, and now has secretly set up house with his wife’s embalmed corpse. The local hero is a flesh-and-blood monster who buries his victims alive, a sociopath who befriends adults and police while openly flaunting his murderous intentions to the teens. He will kill anyone who threatens to expose him or his now-perfect marriage.

© © 2011 BTDark, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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A Dog’s Way Home – Charles Martin Smith

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A Dog’s Way Home

Charles Martin Smith

Genre: Kids & Family

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 11, 2019


A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

© © 2019 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Bona Film Investment Company (Pacific Rim, USA). All Rights Reserved.

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The Long, Hot Summer – Martin Ritt

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The Long, Hot Summer

Martin Ritt

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: April 3, 1958


Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury co-star in this riveting tale of life in the Deep South. When Ben Quick (Newman), a suspected barnburner drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will Varner, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch (Welles) who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter (Woodward). But once the loner moves in, the two men lock horns, drawing Varner's family into a complex web of emotions leaving all of them changed forever. Based on several short stories by William Faulkner.

© © 1953 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Jerry Wald Productions, Inc. Renewed 1986 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Goodfellas (Remastered Feature) – Martin Scorsese

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Goodfellas (Remastered Feature)

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: May 5, 2015


Martin Scorsese's unforgettable film of Nicholas Pileggi's true-crime best seller "Wiseguy" is presented here in a stunning new remaster. Arresting performances from an all-star cast led by Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Lorraine Bracco drive this brutal yet darkly funny narrative of life in the mob. Nominated for six Oscars®, with a win for Joe Pesci, and named one of the AFI's top 100 American movies, this instant classic would forever change the rules for gangster films to come.

© © 1990 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 14.99

Publish Date: October 6, 2015

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Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 24.99

Publish Date: November 20, 2018

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.99

Publish Date: July 12, 2011

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A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.99

Publish Date: December 15, 2011

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Northside of Linden, Westside of Slauson – Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin

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Northside of Linden, Westside of Slauson

Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: June 14, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Flying Buddha Records/ Louder Than Life Records

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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.99

Publish Date: March 16, 2004

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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 29.99

Publish Date: October 15, 2003

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 24.99

Publish Date: August 14, 2003

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Touring as a Duo, Steve Martin and Martin Short Mix a Little Bluegrass With a Torrent of Roasting: Concert Review


In a Santa Barbara show worth trekking up the coast for, the two amigos established that banjo runs and blunt one-liners go together just fine.

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (Unabridged) – George R.R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (Unabridged)

George R.R. Martin

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 41.95

Publish Date: January 13, 2004

© ℗ © 2004 Random House Audio

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Scent of a Woman – Martin Brest

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Scent of a Woman

Martin Brest

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: December 23, 1992


Al Pacino won his first Best Actor Oscar® for his brilliant portrayal of an overbearing, blind retired Lieutenant Colonel who hires a young guardian (Chris O'Donnell), to assist him. It's a heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of opposites attracting when they embark on a wild weekend trip that will change the lives of both men forever.

© © 1992 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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GoldenEye – Martin Campbell

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GoldenEye

Martin Campbell

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: November 13, 1995


"The name is Bond…James Bond." Ian Fleming's James Bond is back! Times have changed. The Iron Curtain has fallen, giving way to a New World Order, and the power plays of political agendas have been replaced by ruthless plots for profit. The war has changed…but the warriors remain the same. This 17th installment of the legendary Agent 007 involves today's post-Cold War Russia and deals with the Mafia-linked market in nuclear weapons–with swiftly changing political patterns turning old opponents into new best friends…and old allies into deadly enemies.

© © 1995 DANJAQ,LLC AND UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION

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Love Has Come for You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

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Love Has Come for You

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Genre: Country

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: April 22, 2013

© ℗ 2013 40 Share Productions, Inc. and Edie Brickell. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

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J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos – Julia Fischer & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos

Julia Fischer & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 13, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

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So Familiar – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

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So Familiar

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Genre: Bluegrass

Price: $ 9.99

Expected Release Date: October 30, 2015

© ℗ 2015 40 Share Productions, Inc. and Edie Brickell. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik & Pachelbel: Canon – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik & Pachelbel: Canon

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 4, 1987

© ℗ 1987 Universal International Music B.V.

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Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series # 1) – Lyneal Jenkins

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Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series # 1)

Ana Martin, no. 1

Lyneal Jenkins

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: June 27, 2013

Publisher: Lyneal Jenkins

Seller: Smashwords


&quot;I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body. What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again. Twenty six year old Ana Martin has a past she is trying to forget. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her. But Gabriel has a secret… He may look human and be born of this world, but he is from an ancient race of empathic beings known as the Siis, a race that evolved millennia ago to a state of consciousness yet still take solid form to hide among us. When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The Siis have a secret, a past mistake they would rather forget, one that puts Ana in more danger than she can ever comprehend. Before long, she becomes a target for the Fae, once innocent children changed by the Siis thousands of years before. They are able to intensify and feed off the negative emotions of their prey, and are filled with malicious intent that has no bounds. Can Ana survive the world of the Siis? More importantly, can she do it with her mind still intact? Night of the Fae is the first book in the Ana Martin series, which follows Ana as she is drawn into the secret world of the Siis, an ancient race of empathic beings torn apart by war, treachery and the consequences of past actions. The second book in the series, THE HIDDEN LIGHT, is available on Kindle now. Excerpt from book: He crept towards me. A face of an innocent child, but with a smile of a beast, filled with sharpened teeth that glistened in the moonlight. His eyes narrowed. So much malice, so much need for death, not a glimmer of the child he had once been. The engraved dagger glinted in the moonlight, giving the silent promise of pain and torture. His voice cut through the air, harsh with venom, filled with centuries of bitterness, &apos;You killed Sheah!’ Full review off Shane Dunphy – &quot;Boasting a likable, strongly realized heroine and a world that is at once fantastic and thrilling yet wholly believable, the Ana Martin series is one of those rare reading experiences that just draws you in and won&apos;t let you go until the final page is turned. Jenkins&apos;s Siis are deftly drawn: fighting, loving and laughing with emotion that leaps from the text, while her Fae are truly chilling: nightmare creations that bring a genuine shiver to the spine. Jenkins crosses genres with a sure touch, compressing mystery, the supernatural, romance and procedural crime into a genuinely compelling narrative. Ana Martin is a name that will certainly go down in the annals of not just fantasy literature, but of classic characters in general, and Lyneal Jenkins is, without doubt, a figure to watch in the world of publishing. Read Ana Martin now and find a universe you will want to return to again and again.&quot; Review by Amber . B (Freelance Editor) &quot;Not often do I read a book that makes me feel like I actually became a part of it. When I can feel what the characters are feeling…well that is a book written by someone that can write. This is a book built in the present time, and shows how other &quot;beings&quot; live among us and the dangers that one woman faces as she becomes more involved in their world. The characters are well developed and the story grabs you immediately. It is creepy, emotional, and edgy. The best part? It is something new. I didn&apos;t feel like I&apos;ve read this story before, like I do with many others in this genre. I would definitely recommend this book.&quot;

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: A Song of Ice and Fire (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: A Song of Ice and Fire (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 6, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Random House Audio

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Martin Barre – Back to Steel – Garage

Martin Barre is one of those guitarists who often misses out on the awards and recognition but who, when you hear him, is one of the best musicians around.
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Fresh Air, Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader – Terry Gross

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Fresh Air, Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader

Terry Gross

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: June 27, 2003

© ℗ © 2003 WHYY-FM

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Live at Southern Ground – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

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Live at Southern Ground

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: October 2, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Del Mundo

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Beverly Hills Cop – Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach, Martin Brest, Sam Simon, Vincent Patrick & William D. Wittliff

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Beverly Hills Cop

Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach, Martin Brest, Sam Simon, Vincent Patrick & William D. Wittliff

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: December 1, 1984


The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold and John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating sidesplitting adventure!

© © 1984 Paramount Pictures

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Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Live at Southern Ground – Del Mundo

Any album that starts with perfectly played and shimmering note on a metal bodied guitar closely followed by a softly drawn bowed drone on the double bass is going to get my attention and it just gets better from there.
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Beyoncé Duets With Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin Loves Ariana Grande and More Global Citizen Festival Highlights

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Alan Wilder, Martin Gore, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker & David Dawkins

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: October 27, 2014


"A film about music, about those who sell it and those who buy it. Those who direct it and those who write and perform it. Those who just listen and those who listen and never forget. Master and Servant. But which is which…The new music. Four young Englishmen. Friends who have grown up together. They began with keyboards and a tape recorder because drums made too much noise around the house.Concert tour. Surrounded by a buccaneer crew of British and Anzak technicians, three forty-foot semis and equipment that belongs on a launch pad, they range across the landscape, setting up and striking week after week, city after city. Up by afternoon and out by dawn. Not even time for a sound check.Engulfed by seas of fans, who slip through cracks in the walls and haunt them backstage, youthful Americans who will soon inherit this landscape. And close behind a special bus full of fans, winners in a be-in-a-Depeche-Mode-movie-contest trying to catch up with their idols. (They did finally in Tempe, Arizona, only to lose their way to the concert and miss them after all.) At the tour's end nearly seventy thousand fill the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California to watch a spectacle of lights and music performed by four friends, on three keyboards and vocal mic…and a tape recorder."D.A. Pennebaker

© © 1988 Mute Records Ltd.

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Casino – Martin Scorsese

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Casino

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: November 22, 1995


Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in director Martin Scorsese's riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob's multi-million dollar casino operation where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice.

© © 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Talking Irrelevance and ‘Live (At The Time)’ With Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin presents another hour of his characteristic brilliant, offbeat observations in his first Netflix special, “Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time),” released on the streaming service Aug. 14.

This special was long overdue since we’ve heard little from the comedian since his sketch-variety show on Comedy Central, “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” ended in 2010. The Huffington Post got a chance to talk with Martin recently about his current writing process, delivering jokes vs. storytelling, and the importance of being irrelevant.

“Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time).” Were there any alt titles for the special?

Yeah, I had three or four. One was: “Beeswax or Pleasure.” I forgot the other ones. This one was my favorite. I’m drawn to generic titles. Generally, the jokes I like best are the most generic. I like doing things that are personal but, I don’t know, once I’m putting it out there — especially with me, and being what it is — if you don’t know when it was made then I think people have a better chance of watching it or it staying around than if it is a standalone thing. I don’t do topical material too much. So that solves that problem for me.

Just keep it evergreen.

I’ve heard comedy doesn’t age well. It’s pretty true. If I can give myself a little more shelf life then it feels like it’s worth it.

I don’t think I’m going to watch an old Bill Maher special because I’m not interested in hearing about George Bush Sr.’s presidency. And I think I would watch your special later on because it’s just more Demetri jokes.

You know, my latest struggle is that … it feels like more confessional, personal, anecdotal material seems to be what’s in vogue right now. With the Internet or social media, they’re putting out stories and stuff like that. And people respond and feel like they connect to the comedian. And while I’ve done those things, I’m just naturally driven to jokes. Just short jokes. I’ve come to accept that jokes are just what I’m naturally drawn to. I’ve told stories, but after telling it a couple times I become sick of telling that story, and sick of myself. I don’t want to talk about myself anymore. I’d rather talk about dogs or something. 

A lot of comics tell stories, and most of the time I just want to hear funny jokes, leave, and feel good. You do that, and so does Dave Attel.

Yeah! I think it’s a deceptive trick. People are really good at telling stories and making them funny. And then people see that and go, “Oh, I’ll just tell my story. I got it now!” And it’s like, but you gotta be good at it though! Like anything else. It seems like it’s an easy way to fill time sometimes. Like “Oh, alright, I’ll go tell that story about going to a party and having to fart and holding it in for 20 minutes.” OK, yeah, sure, maybe we should all be quiet and listen to that story, but I don’t know; It just better be really interesting.

Relevance is temporary, but irrelevance is eternal.
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How long did you prepare for this special?

I did 40 shows between November and March. I would just go out for a few weekends in a row. Because my jokes aren’t long, I gotta write a lot of them to fill a full headlining act. It’s a little tiring, even if the show is going well.

The nice thing about jokes is they feel like objects. I have a bunch of them in my notebook. I just have a bunch of keywords in there. As opposed to stories, I’ll just go tell these 30 jokes. The most exciting is having a pile of jokes that I haven’t said before. I always have a hunch but I never know how they’ll do. And then I tell them and then, silence. And it’s like, “Really?”

Do you find you write better on the road or at your house drinking coffee?

When I started, it was fun because they would just come to me and I’d write them down in my notebook when they came. But when it became a job, I realized I couldn’t wait around anymore. Planes are good because I’ll say, “OK, I’ll write 100 jokes between here and NYC/LA. No matter if they’re good.”

So now, I said, every morning I’ll write one page of jokes. It might sound stupid but I have a couple typewriters that have really helped. I have computers like everybody else. But sometimes I feel like I’m living too much of my life in Microsoft Word. Just starting a new document, save as – the f**king title. I’m happy for the convenience. But it was a weird revelation to put a piece of paper into a typewriter and then write a page and then be like, I HAVE IT! I didn’t have to worry about toner or the wireless connection to the printer or anything. So instead of taking a vitamin, I just take a typewriter out, put a paper in, and write to the bottom, and then put them in a binder. Theoretically, at the end of the year, I should have a new hour of one-liners.

That’s amazing. You could sell those pages to superfans, or at least scan them and make a book of them. Everybody would buy that.

It would be interesting, especially for when I’m gone. Like, I wont be embarrassed when I’m gone and I can just give the binder to somebody to do something with them. 

But I will say whether I’m working on a book idea or drawings or stand-up jokes. There is something liberating about finding a rhythm and working on the process. Whether the result is in a book or stand-up special. It helps me to not focus on the results. Because it’s frustrating, there are things out of my control. A flight is late, the crowd is pissed cause they had to wait, whatever. But the process, things can happen, but it’s easier to control. There’s something so reassuring about it. It’s what I love about the job of comedy. It’s your relationship to the work. Even though it’s dumb jokes, most of them.

I feel like the people who stick around are the people that would do it just to do it. Like, you put them in a cave and they naturally make comedy in a cave.

I think you’re right. Another one of my hangups. Probably because of the Internet and everybody knowing what people are talking about. When I was a kid, I wasn’t aware of comedy being directly relevant. It just seemed like they were being funny to be funny. And if they said something more, that’s great. But now it seems like there’s a burden or an expectation to be relevant. I always joke with my friends that I’m one of the least relevant comedians you’re going to find. Not in a self-deprecating way. I really am just drawn to borderline pointless things. And I’ve come to accept it that there’s not going to be a big message, at least not in my stand-up. But there is still something valuable to me in trying to think a certain way or to deconstruct the simple experiences we all go through.

I think the more you try to be relevant, the more you become the chase. If you aren’t chasing it, you are then the newsmaker and the thing people are talking about.

Yeah, the way I think about it is: Relevance is temporary, but irrelevance is eternal.

That’s great. For this special, you did stand up and then guitar. I hope that doesn’t mean that you’re done with projections or live drawings.

No! For a lot of the tour I had new drawings. But I decided, ya know, I’ve never done a special that’s just jokes. I was going to take out the guitar too because where I started was just standing and telling jokes. But I liked the chunk with the guitar so I left it in. I think the next time is going to have stuff like drawings.

Awesome. In this special, was the death riff [where Martin was met with silence after an improvised death-related quip and responded with, “Uh oh, too real”] real?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, I joke around sometimes that for some reason I end up writing a lot of death jokes and fart jokes. And when I make a special, I go, “All right, pick three or four death jokes and two or three of your favorite fart jokes.” I left it in there cause it was honest.

You had a couple in there.

I thought I could clean it up a little but I thought it added more life to it. It’s always interesting doing something for TV because it’s a different experience for the viewer than being in the room. My live shows have much more improvisation in it. It’s harder to do that for TV. For some reason, when you’re watching somebody improvise, like watching the audience watching it, it just loses the magic. But when you’re in the room, it’s just the best. I wanted to put it in so the audience could get a flavor of the live show. But I didn’t want to hurt the quality of the broadcast.

What was the origin of the couch joke?

That was an older one. Over the years, I write jokes in my notebook. The typewriter thing is new. Now I have a treadmill desk. Most of my earlier stuff was just while I was walking around NYC. I live in California now so I don’t have that luxury. So that one was probably on my treadmill.

My favorite joke in this special was “Jesus was the first scarecrow.” Was that a walk-around joke?

It was. That was one like, “How have I not thought of that before?” Sometimes I tag that joke with, “That’s not a religious joke, that’s a bird perception joke.”

I really feel that way about it. Of course I’m getting blowback. I feel like I’m one of the most tame comedians. You can look at my whole body of work and my hit rate is pretty low. This is an era of outrage. And my father was a priest. I was an altar boy until I went to college. I grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church. I think I’m a good person. I haven’t killed anybody. But it’s still a problem for some people. I haven’t gotten too much blowback. But you can’t help but feel like, “Hey, I haven’t been sacrilegious!” And I like that joke too. It’s very economical.

Going off topic, Jon Stewart is gone. How did you deal with that?

It seemed like he finally got a chance to get out of that calendar. It’s a year-round thing. No summer break. Just hiatuses. And the years fly. And the amount of work that “The Daily Show” requires is so intense. Because they’re on that topical wheel. So to see Jon leave, I felt like he must be so relieved. And I guess when he got to shoot a movie and step off that treadmill, he could just hand in his project and do the next thing.

“Demetri Martin: Live (At That Time)” is available now on Netflix.

This interview has been edited and condensed. 

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Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Genre: Pop

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Release Date: May 31, 2004

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Doctor Who: The Jade Pyramid (Unabridged)

Martin Day

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Martin Wilsey

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The Torture Never Stops

Frank Zappa, Ray White, Tommy Mars, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Bobby Martin & Steve Vai

Genre: Concert Films

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Release Date: January 1, 2013


Frank Zappa's New York Halloween 1981 concerts were filmed Live at The Palladium. This 'thing' entitled "The Torture Never Stops" was created in its entirety by FZ from the original concert production and intended by the Artist as one of 3 Television Specials. This is the longest version of the three – the others, "You Are What You Is" and "Dumb All Over", having actually aired. Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday, and New York was the site of Frank Zappa Halloween concerts for years! The billion and a half airings by MTV of the concerts (non-edited) followed on closely from the release of the double album "You Are What You Is" in September of that year on Frank Zappa's own recently founded and thoroughly independent label, Barking Pumpkin. Much of the set list is drawn from that work. All Frank Zappa shows were unique experiences with Zappa on guitar and baton, leading his band on flights of improvisation and drawing ever more intense performances from them. "The Torture Never Stops" cements Zappa's reputation as one of the most innovative and challenging composers and performers of the 20th century. Line-up: Frank Zappa (guitar, vocal); Ray White (vocal, guitar); Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocal); Scott Thunes (bass, vocal); Chad Wackerman (drums); Ed Mann (percussion, vocal); Bobby Martin (keyboard, sax, vocal), Steve Vai (guitar, vocal).

© © 1982 Zappa Family Trust. Excluisevely licensed to Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

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Genre: Photography

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In Bruges

Martin McDonagh

Genre: Comedy

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Colin Farrell and Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes star in this edgy, action-packed comedy, filled with thrilling chases, spectacular shoot-outs and an explosive ending you won't want to miss! Hit men Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson, Harry Potter) have been ordered to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges (it's in Belgium) after finishing a big job. But since hit men make the worst tourists, they soon find themselves in a life & death struggle of comic proportions against one very angry crime boss (Fiennes)! Get ready for the outrageous and unpredictable fun you will have In Bruges, the movie critics are calling, "wildly entertaining" – Stephen Rebello, Playboy.

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Dani Martín: Mi Teatro

Dani Martín

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"Mi Teatro" fue grabado en directo durante 2 noches sold out en el Palacio de Deportes de Madrid los dias 22 y 23 de mayo para un aforo de más de 15.000 personas cada noche. Este concierto es un emocionante documento audiovisual que sirve como colofón a la espectacular gira realizada por Dani Martín a lo largo de todo el 2014 y que finalizaba el dia 10 de octubre con un nuevo sold out tras agotar en todas las ciudades, en más de 60 conciertos a lo largo del 2014. Este directo contiene las mejores canciones de Dani Martín y colaboraciones de lujo: Joaquín Sabina en "Por Las Venas", Serrat en "Señora", Alejandro Sanz en "Que Bonita La Vida", Hombres G en "Lo Noto", Leiva en "Peter Pan". Este lanzamiento contiene el concierto además de imágenes inéditas de backstage, entrevista con Dani Martín y muchas más sorpresas, todas rodadas por jóvenes estudiantes de Comunicación Audiovisual o Periodismo que recibieron a través de un concurso esta oportunidad de manos del propio Dani Martín.

© © 2014 Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.

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Various Artists

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Vivaldi: Guitar Concertos

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown & Los Romeros

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Ricky Martin: Live – Black and White Tour

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Following on the heels of the Multi-Platinum and critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged, Ricky Martin returns with his first ever Live concert to be released commercially, shot in HD and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.

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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal's humanity is one weapon no member of the Corps has ever had, and if with willpower, determination and the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he will save the Earth and all of mankind from certain destruction.

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 **Named one of the best books of 2012 at Penelope Romance Reviews &amp; A Buckeye Girl Reads &amp; Nominated for Best of 2012 by The Romance Reviews (menage &amp; more category)!**  When small town girl Melinda Prescott is taken hostage by three hot bank robbers, she quickly discovers that a life of bank heists, luxury hotels, and kinky menages is way more exciting than working on the family sheep farm. She should be scared of her dominating, fierce captors…but there&apos;s something wicked inside her that&apos;s craving to obey their every dark desire.  Melinda&apos;s an all-too willing captive to three smoldering sex maniacs…but is it all too good to be true? Will her delicious captors overcome their own demons enough to let her in…or is she going to end up a victim of the world&apos;s sexiest crime spree?

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin Plays Impromptu Gig on First India Visit, Sparks Twitter Frenzy


The singer is visiting the country with actress Freida Pinto, who was also at the New Delhi gig, as part of a delegation with the Global Poverty Project.

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1.25 BILLION people want a piece of Chris Martin, and he finally gave in last night — with a surprise performance in India.  Martin was out to dinner with Frida Pinto and folk musician Raghu Dixit in New Delhi on…

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1) – Neal Martin

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1)

Neal Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: January 22, 2015

Publisher: Martin Publications

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Leia Swanson has always believed in monsters, especially after one killed her parents when she was seven years old. Now eighteen, Leia is being forced to confront those same monsters when they suddenly become part of her every day existence. Her life now turned upside down, she is drawn into a world of demons and the supernatural, where she must learn to fight for her life and the life of her brother, Josh. With help from an Uncle she never knew existed—one who harbours a dark secret concerning her mother—Leia must learn the ways of the Watcher’s, an underground group tasked with controlling the dark supernatural forces that threaten to destroy the world of humans. To become what she needs to be, Leia must put her life and very soul on the line, forever changing who and what she is. Hell is coming for Leia Swanson—and she must do more than just survive to keep her soul.

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1) – Neal Martin

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1)

Neal Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: January 22, 2015

Publisher: Martin Publications

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Leia Swanson has always believed in monsters, especially after one killed her parents when she was seven years old. Now eighteen, Leia is being forced to confront those same monsters when they suddenly become part of her every day existence. Her life now turned upside down, she is drawn into a world of demons and the supernatural, where she must learn to fight for her life and the life of her brother, Josh. With help from an Uncle she never knew existed—one who harbours a dark secret concerning her mother—Leia must learn the ways of the Watcher’s, an underground group tasked with controlling the dark supernatural forces that threaten to destroy the world of humans. To become what she needs to be, Leia must put her life and very soul on the line, forever changing who and what she is. Hell is coming for Leia Swanson—and she must do more than just survive to keep her soul.

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Son House – Son House

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Son House

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: September 9, 2003

© ℗ Compilation 2003 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Together Apart (Unabridged) – Natalie K. Martin

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Together Apart (Unabridged)

Natalie K. Martin

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: June 23, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Brilliance Audio

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The Forger – Philip Martin

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The Forger

Philip Martin

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: April 24, 2015


The world's best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist: forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum, and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan), and together they plan the heist of their lives!

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7 Minutes – Jay Martin

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7 Minutes

Jay Martin

Genre: Thriller

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: June 26, 2015


After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan – 'in and out in seven minutes' – quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death.  As each minute of the heist ticks by, true motives are revealed and unexpected twists ratchet up the stakes to a thrilling crescendo. The feature film debut from celebrated music video director Jay Martin, this stylish and fast-paced crime thriller stars Luke Mitchell (TV's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D), Jason Ritter (TV's GIRLS), Leven Rambin (TV's TRUE DETECTIVE), Kris Kristofferson (BLADE FRANCHISE, WATCHMEN), Zane Holtz (TV's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), and Joel Murray (GOD BLESS AMERICA).

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson – Robert Johnson

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: September 9, 2003

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Chris Martin — Late Night Stroll with Kylie Minogue … Hunger Games Over? (PHOTO)

Chris Martin was arm-in-arm with Kylie Minogue – at 1:30 AM in a London park — which may or may not be news to his GF of several months. Chris and Kylie were strolling together early Monday morning after her concert in Hyde Park — and the…

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Chris Martin — Late Night Stroll with Kylie Minogue … Hunger Games Over? (PHOTO)

Chris Martin was arm-in-arm with Kylie Minogue – at 1:30 AM in a London park — which may or may not be news to his GF of several months. Chris and Kylie were strolling together early Monday morning after her concert in Hyde Park — and the…

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George R.R. Martin: “I’ll Get To Writing The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book As Soon As I Finish Reading ‘Infinite Jest’ ”

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Vaughan Williams: Tallia Fantasia, Fantasia on Greensleeves & The Lark Ascending – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1971

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This Is an AudioBook (Unabridged) – Demetri Martin

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This Is an AudioBook (Unabridged)

Demetri Martin

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 21.95

Publish Date: April 25, 2011

© ℗ © 2011 Hachette Audio

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Out of Time – Monique Martin

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Out of Time

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Monique Martin

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: September 2, 2012

Publisher: Monique Martin

Seller: Monique Martin


Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he&apos;s been looking for, and the romance that he hasn&apos;t. Simon and Elizabeth&apos;s developing relationship is tested by demons real and imagined. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city&apos;s speakeasies. When the local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, day to day struggles become a fight for their very lives. Don&apos;t miss the rest of the Out of Time Series.

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A Raisin in the Sun – Hansberry Lektürehilfe. PONS Lektürehilfe – A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry – Christa Martin

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Christa Martin

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 5.95

Publish Date: March 25, 2010

© ℗ © 2010 Pons Verlag

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The Departed – Martin Scorsese

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The Departed

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: December 7, 2006


Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg star in Martin Scorsese's new crime drama "The Departed." "The Departed" is set in South Boston where the state police force is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate Costello's mob. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime-boss one step ahead of the police. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operation he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin find themselves in constant danger of being caught and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

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American Film Institute honors Steve Martin with career spanning award

Steve Martin is surrounded by fellow comedic actors as he’s honored with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. Francis Maguire reports.


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Chris Martin Performed Coldplay Song At Beau Biden’s Funeral

Chris Martin paid tribute to Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week, during his funeral Saturday.

Martin volunteered to perform at Biden’s funeral service in Wilmington, Delaware, when he found out that the former Delaware attorney general was a big Coldplay fan, according to a White House official. Martin performed an acoustic version of Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” near the end of the service. Afterwards, Martin hugged the vice president and his wife, Jill Biden.

Earlier during the ceremony, President Barack Obama gave an emotional eulogy, praising the former attorney general. “Beau Biden was an original,” Obama said at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. “He was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply and was loved in return.”

Joseph “Beau” Biden III was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, three years after suffering a minor stroke. He died at age 46.

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Steve Martin Roasted by Tina Fey, Martin Short at Hilarious AFI Tribute


As the 43rd recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, Martin confessed, “When I was a kid I used to get all dressed up and play AFI Life Achievement Awards.”

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Amadeus (Music From The 1999 Stage Play) – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Amadeus (Music From The 1999 Stage Play)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 11, 2000

© ℗ 2000 PolyGram Records Inc.

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band – The Allman Brothers Band

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: September 1, 2003

© ℗ 2003 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Wish You Well – Darnell Martin

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Wish You Well

Darnell Martin

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 12.99

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Release Date: June 2, 2015


A tragic accident forces twelve-year old Louisa Mae and her younger brother Oz to move from New York City to live with their great grandmother on a small farm in Virginia. Once Lou and Oz finally adjust to their new home, their family is threatened to be torn apart again when a coal company tries to steal their land. Now, Lou must team-up with lawyer Cotton Longfellow, to fight for their land, their home and their future.

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Pure Drivel (Unabridged) – Steve Martin

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Pure Drivel (Unabridged)

Steve Martin

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 10.95

Publish Date: January 1, 1998

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: September 9, 2003

© ℗ 2003 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin – Date Night Cover-up … Thanks Bono!

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are still going strong, but if you want to get through to them, you’re going to have to get through Bono first. The couple hitched a ride with U2’s frontman after they went to the band’s concert Sunday…

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 2, 2008

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Infographic: Candidate Profile: Martin O’Malley

Former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley announced Saturday that he will enter the 2016 presidential race, becoming the third Democratic hopeful to officially declare his candidacy. Here are some key facts to know about O’Malley:

  • Level Of Name Recognition: Slightly above yours
  • Campaign Slogan: “A vote for me is a vote for Martin O’Malley”
  • Age: Able to portray anything from youthful idealist to time-tested political veteran
  • Religion: Catholic, but not the Rick Santorum kind
  • Goal: To defeat Bernie Sanders
  • Plan For Middle Class: Put pictures of them on his website
  • Children: Stage Center Left and Stage Center Right
  • Campaign Strategy: Data-based approach to never getting within 25 points of lead
  • Handshake Style: Firm double pump with slide release
  • Views On Capital Punishment: Polling well but worth keeping eye on
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In Hollywood, picking the right movies and making the right deals could be the difference between a career that flourishes and one that crashes and burns. Early in her career, Mo’Nique learned this lesson when she visited Martin Lawrence—who turns 50 this week—in his shockingly lavish trailer.

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Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence hopped on the same private jet … which means they probably never really broke up — which means Chris went on vacation with Gwyneth Paltrow WHILE he was still “dating” J.Law! Either Jen is totally cool with…

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin — G5 Marks the Spot

Chris Martin may have been slathering sunblock on Gwyneth Paltrow last weekend but it looks like the only girl on his mind is Jennifer Lawrence. Martin and Jennifer boarded a private jet together Sunday at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. They hadn’t…

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Watch Martin Gore’s Animated Video for ‘Europa Hymn’

Earlier this month, Depeche Mode founder Martin Gore announced plans to release a new self-titled solo LP under the moniker MG. The album, which features 16 electronic instrumental tracks, was written, recorded and produced by Gore after Depeche Mode wrapped up their 2013 tour. Gore previously offered up MG’s first single…
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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

The Oak Ridge Boys sing the song "Amazing Grace" during the second day of the Republican National Convention in TampaBy Vernell Hackett NASHVILLE (Reuters) – The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and the late guitarist Grady Martin were named on Wednesday as the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Singer Brenda Lee announced the artists who will be welcomed into the elite group at a special ceremony in Nashville later this year. The Oak Ridge Boys, a country and gospel quartet whose hits include "Elvira" and "Bobbie Sue," sang backup on Paul Simon's hit "Slip Slidin' Away" and toured with singer Johnny Cash in their early days in country music.



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Jesse L. Martin & Rick Cosnett Talk Short Film

At PaleyFest 2015, Jesse L. Martin and Rick Cosnett dish on the short film they are trying to get made through kickstarter during their time off from ‘The Flash.’


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Ricky Martin uses music to tackle trafficking of children

Ricky Martin performs at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles in Burbank, CaliforniaThirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group "Menudo," the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. Fresh off a new album, "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," the 43-year-old Martin said he relishes getting in front of a crowd to talk about children forced into prostitution and pornography. "Not only in Puerto Rico, all over the world, here in the United States, huge numbers, when it comes to kids that are becoming slaves," Martin told Reuters in an interview this week. The "Livin' la Vida Loca" singer opened a center in Puerto Rico last year to combat oppression against children.



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Kate Hudson — Did Chris Martin Make Cold Play at Beach?

Kate Hudson was hanging at the beach Saturday with Chris Martin … which is interesting, right? Kate split from hubby Matthew Bellamy in December, and Chris has parted ways with Gwyneth Paltrow and moved on to Jennifer Lawrence.  So the…

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12 Hilarious Times Martin Insulted Pam

Few shows were as underrated and drew as many laughs as Martin during its run from 1992 through 1997. The camaraderie, the comedy, and the chemistry between Martin and Gina kept viewers coming back.

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But the criminally underrated one-upmanship between Martin and Pam was consistently hilarious. Pam managed to get in a some good shots when Martin wasn’t joking on her buckshots or saying her breath smelled like old bus seats. In honor of a classic show, we revisit 12 hilarious times Martin insulted Pam.


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Terrace Martin: ‘Everything Got A Little Bit Of Funk In It’

The producer and multi-instrumentalist on the Kendrick Lamar album he’s working on, Snoop and love.

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Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

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“Jokes that work almost feel like little problems that have solutions,” Demetri Martin told me. “If I just think of a premise about whatever it is–some random topic–I turn it over in my mind and go at it from different angles.”

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he’s earned acclaim in the entertainment industry while writing for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, reporting on The Daily Show, and headlining at some of comedy’s most famous clubs. He even had his own TV show on Comedy Central from 2009-2010, Important Things With Demetri Martin. But lately, he’s been throwing energy into alternative projects–films, books, etc.–that let him explore his voice beyond the stage.

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Though Martin seems like your typical “funny guy,” he’s a self-proclaimed nerd. When he was younger, he suffered from the same hamster wheel syndrome that so many classic overachievers go through as kids. In 7th grade and beyond, he was determined to be a corporate lawyer “even though I didn’t know what it was. It sounded impressive or something,” he explained.

So, of course, he trudged down the most convenient path to reach traditional success with a gasp-worthy C.V. He attended Yale University as a history major and later chose NYU Law over Harvard when he was offered a full scholarship at the former. But after a few weeks at law school, he grew tired of the Socratic method and the tedium of his studies.

“When the real world starts to get closer and closer, it almost comes faster and faster towards you, and then there’s this clarity that starts to emerge. ‘Wait a minute! You’re going to graduate, and then what?'” he said. “I remember waking up and kind of just feeling dread that I had to go back to class, and another class, and sit there. I felt way too grown up, and it was just boring for me.”

After two years wasting away at NYU, he decided to drop out and follow the road less traveled. He had never tried comedy before, though he had watched it many a time on television as a child in the ’80s. Still, humor surrounded him in the city, and after he was free of law school, he performed his first set at a local club. He was 24, and he had finally discovered his passion. And so he began to live every day as a new adventure, devoting himself to his craft, bunking with roommates, and taking temp jobs to pay the bills.

“When I started thinking about my life in terms of a series of days–which is not the biggest revelation, but it is a slightly different way to think about it, especially if you’re someone who’s more calibrated to achieving or doing well in school or something–it took my focus away from goals and achievements and more on experience. That helped me clarify what I wanted to spend my time doing rather than what I wanted to achieve,” he said.

In fact, Martin’s particular brand of heroin isn’t prizes or accolades, but self-realization. Since he left academia, he’s become a modern autodidact, and he’s always looking for the next problem to solve.

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“I want to feel like I’m mentally stimulated and I’m challenging myself creatively and that I’m growing,” he said. “And I think the more I can feel that, probably the better chance I have at feeling fulfilled in my work and in my life. Everything. So that’s where reading and any kind of study that I do helps, because it moves me in the right direction. And I’m not always so utilitarian about it that I will just read something because I want to put it in a movie or a book or something. Sometimes I just like to feel like I’m still learning things.”

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Though he’s obviously an intellectual, Martin’s also invested in improving himself as a person. In his show If I…, which won the Perrier award at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he teased about the point system he invented for himself just after quitting NYU Law. His chart had 35 points total that he tallied each week, all based on small acts of kindness or good health habits like going to the gym or doing something nice for a stranger.

“The lists and the point systems and all that stuff, that’s part of my little journey through self-awareness, or into self-awareness,” he said. “It made me more mindful as a person and more aware of my impact on others or what I’m doing, and I pay attention to other people more and not just myself and what I want.”

That said, Martin has attained a lot of what he’s wanted thanks to intense determination and incredible talent. In addition to his standup career, he’s now an author and actor. This Is A Book, his first published literary work, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 12 weeks, and his collection, Point Your Face At This, is filled with “hilarious drawings and visual jokes.” Both writing and illustration, as media, give Martin artistic license outside of the realm of standup.

“If I publish a 15-page story, it’s great because I can move at a different pace, and I can do jokes in different ways, and I can spend a lot of time on description or no time and just move through the story beats,” he explained. “I can develop the characters more or less. And these are all things that I don’t really feel like I can do as a standup because as much freedom as standup affords, I’m still limited to what it allows.”

His artwork lends itself to other possibilities, especially in terms of his relationship with the audience. “Even though it’s [his drawing] removed through time and we’re in different places, it still feels so intimate ’cause I sat in front of that and drew it and now they’re looking at it kind of in the same position that I was in,” he said. “So in that way, it’s really personal.”

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Over the past few years, Martin has also appeared on the silver screen. He acted in films like Contagion and In A World…, and last summer, he shot his first independent feature, which he’s currently editing. Additionally, he’s sold several scripts, one of which Paramount may produce next year.

But right now, Martin is on the road again, jumping from venue to venue to make people smile. This weekend, he’ll be in New York City and New Jersey, and on March 7, he’s filming his newest act in D.C. for a special. Apparently, the set is fairly stripped down, with lots of one-liners and a bit of guitar at the end.

“It puts the premium on just the material and the performance, and there are no additives. It’s just pure,” he said.

Thus far, Martin’s been lucky, avoiding the snowpocalypses of 2015 while traveling around the country. He spent almost 35 years on the East Coast, and he said he’s paid his winter dues. Though it’s bitter and frigid in New York City this season, here’s to hoping that on Saturday, his humor will bring a heat front to Manhattan thanks to all the warm-hearted laughter coming from Town Hall.


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MSNBC Host Hopes Trayvon Martin “Whooped The Sh*t” Out Of George Zimmerman

Melissa Harris-Perry didn’t mince words about how she sees the final minutes of Trayvon Martin’s life. To be more precise, the MSNB host hopes Martin “whopped the sh*t” out of George Zimmerman.

Reports the Huffington Post:

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said she hoped Martin died fighting for his life, during a speech at Cornell University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture.

“I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman,” Harris-Perry said. “And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.”

Harris-Perry’s speech, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was first posted by the Cornell Review, the university’s “only conservative and libertarian publication.” The newspaper’s blog slammed the MSNBC host’s speech as “an hour-long comedy routine” and “an embarrassment for Cornell.”

Martin, 17, was gunned down by Zimmerman three years ago today, on Feb, 26, 2012. Zimmerman claims he was the victim of an unprovoked attack at the hands of the high schooler.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder the following year, and will not face civil rights charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this week.

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Redemption Road: Chatting with Tom Paxton, Howard Jones, Martin Sexton, Chadwick Stokes and Erik Deutsch

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A Conversation with Tom Paxton

Mike Ragogna: Tom, you’ve got a new album Redemption Road. What’s your creative process like these days?

TP: I think I do what I’ve always done. I’m kind of plugged in, kind of receptive, kind of on the lookout for something that needs to be a song, something that can become a song. It can be anything from a trivial whim or a serious theme that I think that I owe to myself to try to write. Or it could be just a sure pleasure of making something up. For example, one of my very favorite songs on the album is “Suzy Most Of All.” You can’t get much more lightweight than that, but I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed writing a song as much as I enjoyed writing that one. I just let myself be free to write what I call “Jump rope rhymes,” which don’t have to make any sense at all. Another model for that song was “Green Green Rocky Road” that Len Chandler and Bob Kaufman wrote so many years ago, that Dave Van Ronk sang so beautifully, you know the one I mean. It’s in Inside Llewyn Davis. That song has some of the most sublimely ridiculous verses. “I go by Baltimore, need no carpet on my floor,” I mean, come on! But it’s perfect. So I availed myself of that freedom to write something like “English muffin/Texas toast,” basically ’cause why not?

MR: That “why not” part is so important. People so often look at singer-songwriter lyrics and say, “Hope these words are better than your last!” It seems like a big responsibility for a singer-songwriter always to be “profound.”

TP: I retired from the avatar business a long time ago. People are responsible for their own damn lives. I don’t have any great advice for them on how to live their lives. All I’m doing is writing songs. I’m not even writing songs for the market, not that there’s anything wrong with doing that. I have good friends who write for the market and that’s perfectly okay, but I don’t have that knack. Every song of mine that has ever been a hit is a song that I basically wrote for myself to sing and somebody else heard it and recorded it very successfully. That’s as close as I’ve come to being a market writer. I’m really more like an amateur who gets lucky now and then.

MR: But don’t forget those people that are camping on your doorstep until you make that next album.

TP: Well, when I have enough good stuff, that’s when there will be another good album. I’m writing a little better right now, so I think maybe it won’t be as long between albums. I don’t know what’s going to happen, because I’m going to stop touring in November. I don’t know what will happen then about the urge to write. At least one of the major impulses or reasons to write is the fear of being seen to have become totally out of touch. I have a need to have some quality new material when I’m out there in concert. When I’m not touring anymore, I don’t know how I’ll feel then. I think I will continue to write, but it’s going to be a new area for me.

MR: It’s pretty inconceivable that someone as conscious as you couldn’t find something you just have to write about.

TP: It’s like the saying, “Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.” I have been very fortunate to have a performing life during very interesting years. I could’ve stood a little less interest, actually, as many of us could. I don’t know how I’m going to feel when I’m not out there all the time as I have been for fifty five years. I’ll continue to perform, I’m just not going to tour anymore.

MR: It’s almost like a supreme court justice. You’re in for life. [laughs]

TP: Well I frequently think of myself in those terms. [laughs] I’m wearing a robe right now, as a matter of fact.

MR: Send the selfie. [laughs] Hey, you’ve got some great company on this album, John Prine, Janis Ian, Dave Palmeroy, Al Perkins…

TP: These are the best. With Prine you pick up the phone and say, “Look, I need some help here, I’m sinking fast, so come and sing a song with me.” Not only does he come and sing a song with me, he buys me dinner. He’s a great guy. About ten years ago my wife and I went to go see him and Iris Dement at The Wolf Trap here in Washington. We were sitting out there and I turned to her and I said, “You know what? I’ve known John for twenty five years and this is the first time I’ve ever had a chance to sit out front and see him do a whole show. What a major treat that was. He’s another one of these “nobody like ’em” artists. There’s nobody like Prine. The song he’s on is such a goofy song, it’s just perfect for him to come and sing on it.

MR: How did the Janis Ian piece come together?

TP: I’ve known Janis since she was thirteen. We’ve been doing shows together for the last couple of years. In March and April we’ll be basically on tour here in the states doing a bunch of shows together. That’s a lot of fun for me because it’s not your typical split bill, we actually take the stage together and stay together on stage and sing on one another’s songs, et cetera. It makes for a very different and very entertaining evening, for us as well as–one hopes–The audience.

MR: What do you guys admire about each other?

TP: Well, it starts from the human perspective, I just love Janis. She’s a sassy, strong, strong-willed person who has not had an easy path, unless one thinks that having a hit at fifteen and being washed up at sixteen is an easy path. She’s had a hard way to go and she’s a strong person and a great guitar player. Matter of fact, we have a little fun with that fact in the show, that she is such a great guitar player and I’m merely adequate. There’s room for fun there. We’ve known each other for so long and we talked about doing some shows, so finally she said, “Well, put up or shut up, let’s do it.” So we did and we’re doing it.

MR: Who are the new troubadours? You may not be the avatar anymore, but the message still has to get out there, no?

TP: When it comes to asking where it’s going to come from and from whom, the one thing we can be sure of is that it will come from some place unexpected and from no one we’ve ever heard of before. It just doesn’t move along in nice, orderly ways. Like everybody else, I feel a lack of social commitment in young artists, but I’m not about to criticize them. They’re finding their own way. They’re doing their own thing and in their own time they will direct their attention to the areas that we did. It isn’t the same, but we don’t have a draft anymore. Does anyone realize what a massive change that is? We don’t have a draft, young people don’t graduate from high school with being dragged off to war as part of their immediate future. Believe me, that fact will color your attitude a lot.

MR: And now, of course, I think of your anthem, “Wonder Where I’m Bound.”

TP: I’ve sung that at a few graduations.

MR: It’s a great anthem for old people and young people. And speaking of young people, what advice do you have for new artists, oh non-avatar?

TP: It sounds as if I’m being flippant, but what I tell young people when they ask me what to do is so simple and so difficult–get good. Work at your craft. Take guitar lessons, for God’s sake. Too many young artists play really crappy guitar, and it kills you. You have to at least support your music with your instrument. At least don’t hurt it. Maybe don’t take voice lessons, but maybe some voice coaching. I had some voice coaching which made a huge difference in my singing. I don’t have a trained voice. Voice lessons are almost counter productive. Voice lessons for someone with my kind of barely average equipment has you trying to do things you can’t do and hurting yourself in the process. Some vocal coaching on the other hand is dealing with what you have and helping you make the most of that, and that’s really worth doing. In other words, work at your craft. I don’t write every day now, but I did then. I can’t recommend that highly enough. Write something every damn day so that you’re working at it and studying other artists and other artists whose work you love. Ask yourself, “What is it about their work that I love so much? Why is he or she so important to me?” These are things that they should be asking if they want to get ahead, if they want to improve.

MR: That’s a great answer.

TP: And here’s my other big piece of advice, for writers: They want to know, “How do you get ideas?” I tell them what I do myself: Look around you. If you need stimulation, pick up a paper, look at the paper for anything that moves you in any way. It can be to hilarity, it can be to rage or sorrow, but you’re bound to find a story in that paper that moves you in some way and then write a song from the point of view of either an eyewitness or a participant. This will take you out into the world, writing about the world, holding a mirror up to nature as Shakespeare put it, and above all it’ll get you away from writing all those God damned relationship songs that no one cares about. I tell you what, in my shows these days and for many years now there have been maybe one or two relationship songs, but only a couple. The rest of the songs are about a world that we share. Songs that people identify with because we’ve all seen this stuff happen. I wrote a song as a participant in the twin towers. I wrote a song from the point of view of a survivor. I wasn’t there, that’s not me. I’m using the first person singular but I’m imagining it. That’s what I’m suggesting people do. It can also be silly stuff. First person, not you. It’s not that hard to grasp once you grasp it. You’re writing about not you, you’re writing about us.

MR: Why, you could give a seminar on this, my friend!

TP: I do! I enjoy talking to people about songwriting.

MR: Do you feel that as a songwriter you’ve evolved in tangible ways? You can point out, “I went from here to here?”

TP: Yeah, I can tell. I don’t think I’ve changed as a writer, but I hope I’ve deepened as a writer.

MR: Can you pick that up in other people’s works, like Janis or John?

TP: I’m sure I could. I can’t do it as I sit here right now, I’d have to think about that, but I’m utterly sure that I would find that if I looked for it. In Janis’ work there is still the same kind of concern as there was in Society’s Child. That, by the way, is a very sophisticated melody that she wrote at the age of fifteen. She writes similarly but more profoundly now. I think I would find that in all of the writers I admire. The writers I admire are legion in number.

MR: You’ve seen the whole parade, from Pete Seeger to now.

TP: So much so that I would claim that if not for Pete Seeger, none of this would’ve happened. If that man had not criss-crossed the country singing at every union hall, every college campus, every summer camp throughout the fifties and sixties, none of it would’ve happened. He was the reason that it really came alive. He was the one who turned on my generation so that hundreds and even thousands of us said, “I’ve got to do that. That’s what I want to do. That’s what I have to do.” When I heard The Weavers At Carnegie Hall in ’57, I went from someone who loved folk music to someone who literally had to do it. I was not alone. Peter Yarrow was at that Carnegie Hall concert. He had the same epiphany that I did. “I have got to do this. This is me.”

MR: Beyond Redemption Road, I’m wondering where you’re bound.

TP: [laughs] Probably out for dinner. I’m bound for exactly where I’ve been. More of the same, but less of the same. There’s nothing different I want to do. I’m loving being with my grandsons. I have three grandsons and they’re all here, close to me. That’s an endless, endless joy for me. I lost my wife last year and I’m not doing well at all about that, but I don’t know who does. You do what you can do and you face what you have to face. I’m quieter than I was. I stay at home a lot. I have my daughters who have just been incredible. They call every day and come over. My younger daughter Kate lives in the same complex I live in. She likes to cook for me on weekends and I graciously accept. “More food? Oh no!” [laughs]

MR: Boy, wasn’t it a great time you all had together? How magical was that?

TP: It was magical. I miss so many people so badly, but that’s life.

MR: Do you recognize that you’re an icon?

TP: No. I deny it.

MR: Is that because you’re comparing yourself to other iconic figures?

TP: I don’t really compare myself, because I’m not going to look good if I do. [laughs] You know the poet Billy Collins? He’s fabulous. One of my Christmas presents was a book of his stuff. He has a figure in one of his pieces about going “Down the treacherous halls of high school,” and it just grabbed me. I just read it yesterday and I went back and looked it up again today. “The treacherous halls of high school.” What better adjective could you possibly find for high school than “treacherous?” I mean, the shit that happened in those halls. The damage to our psyches in those god damned halls of high school. [laughs] I don’t know what got me off on that but I just love that choice of adjective. Where were we? Oh, do I realize I’m an icon? No. I know that there are people, God bless them, who have really taken my music and made it their own, and I’m eternally grateful to that. That’s what I set out to do.

I wanted to make a difference in some positive way, and the way I found I could do that possibly was by creating songs. So the kind of songs that I created tend to be the kind of songs that people sing at camps and sing-a-longs, they’re not a string of hits or anything like that, but they are songs that have mattered to people and I’m very grateful for that. And I’m proud of it! I’m proud that I hung in there and kept writing my kinds of songs and had a wonderful time performing them. I’ve been a ham since the second grade in Chicago when I played Uncle Sam and they applauded and I thought, “God, I like that. I’ll have some more of that, please.” So I’m still Uncle Sam all these years later.

MR: Well, I am awed that you gave me an interview. You’ve made such wonderful contributions. If you don’t want to look at yourself as an icon at least look at yourself as someone who’s inspired many people. I think the culture owes you one.

TP: Aw, thank you. I’ll accept. Do they need my address? [laughs]

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

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A Conversation with Howard Jones

Mike Ragogna: Howard, what’s the story on your Engage multimedia project?

Howard Jones: I’m coming up to my sixtieth birthday and I wanted to challenge myself to something that I’d never done before and really push myself to do something special. I was thinking, “What do people love to do these days? They love to go to shows.” There’s not so much interest in recorded music, but people love to go to a show. So I was thinking, “How can I make an incredibly immersive, visceral experience with all the things that I love all mashed up together?” I love classical music, electronic music, pop music, cinema, contemporary dance, ballet and philosophy. I wanted to bring that all together into a live experience that the audience are very much involved in, so it’s built into it that they’ve got a role to play in the performance. I know that’s a lot of stuff to throw at you, but that’s where it all comes from.

MR: And I just know that phone apps, customized clothing and florescent makeup have something to do with this. Howard, what do phone apps, customized clothing and florescent makeup have to do with this?

HJ: Obviously, I start with the music, but I didn’t want it to have the same kind of form as a normal pop song, so I was kind of liberated from that. I was able to have different, more expansive musical structures. I worked with my friend Steven Taylor on the visuals that go with the show. As I was writing the music, we were trading ideas about how the visual should be. I wanted to have a ballet sequence in there, I wanted some of my passion for Steve Wright music in there and contemporary dance, so we filmed all of those things and came up with a concept in tandem with writing the music. Then the third big element is how to involve the audience as well, so I thought in this day and age everyone’s got a smart phone, we can use apps to broadcast things from the stage. That’s what we’ll be doing in these two shows. The most exciting development for me is that I’ve got my own app now, my own Engage app.

MR: What have you been doing over the last few years in addition to the new Engage concept?

HJ: Every three to five years, I do a new project. The last thing I did was an entirely acoustic album with a string quartet and a big choir. I wanted to write some intimate songs. The album before that was a very electronic album. I’ve tried to mix things up and follow what I’m really feeling at the time.

MR: You’re exploring the analog world with elements like ballet and philosophy to supplement your performances. How do you view the relationship between technology and, well, everything else?

HJ: One of the things of Engage is, “Okay, it’s great that we’ve got all of this amazing technology, but if we don’t watch it we’ll all just end up in a room on our own doing everything virtually.” One of the things of Engage is to remember that the best thing that we can do as a human being is to have face-to-face communication and dialog and interaction. Technology is great. For instance, this morning, I composed a piano solo for a Norwegian guy who was in Thailand. We did it over Skype. I interviewed him and had a dialog with him and then we composed the piece of music. That’s what we can do with technology, but we have to remember that the best thing is when we’re face-to-face. Let’s use technology to bring people together and not separate them.

MR: To be engaged in life.

HJ: Exactly.

MR: Engage has the implication of activating a machine, but really what you’re saying is it’s important to use technology to assist human engagement, not replace it.

HJ: I completely agree. I passionately believe in that, and that’s really the theme of Engage. But at the same time, we’ve got this wonderful technology, let’s use it. Let’s use it in a way that brings people together and excites their imaginations and points out all the great possibilities. That’s my thinking.

MR: As opposed to, “Oh my God, one day technology is going to rule us all!”

HJ: Exactly! I don’t subscribe to that kind of future. Nobody wants that, obviously.

MR: So you’ll have new material that’s associated with Engage but will you also feature older material?

HJ: Engage is a standalone piece that lasts for about thirty five minutes of continuous music. In fact, the release of it which is coming in February is one continuous piece, thirty five minutes long with transitions between the pieces. You’ll be able to download the individual tracks as well, but the actual work is the visuals and the music all together and it takes you on a journey for thirty five minutes. That’s the idea.

MR: Are you interested in revisiting your catalog in a way similar to Engage?

HJ: I’m only doing very few shows with Engage, and then the second half will be a retrospective of my previous work. I’m always trying to reinvigorate that. If you take “New Song,” the very first one, there’s a lot of it that’s out of time. I’ve corrected that now and it’s in the pocket. Also with the technology we have now we can make things sound so good live, there’s no excuse for it not being a good mix live.

MR: Do you occasionally have that thought, “What was I thinking? How come I didn’t hear this then?”

HJ: When I go back to those first two albums, it was just the limitations of the technology, really. The bass lines were played, most all of it was played, the drums were programmed and a few sequences were programmed, but the majority of it was played, so there’s going to be a bit of looseness there. Trying to sync everything up in those days was a nightmare, and it was a bit hit and miss. It still happens. Because we’re always trying to push the boundaries of the things we do live, things do crash. You just have to take it on the chin and find a way around.

MR: Some artists program their productions so intensely that you can’t picture it ever becoming a living, breathing song. Do you feel that some of your songs have benefited over the years from being removed from their original, programmed arrangements?

HJ: I’m very much into that. I sometimes do solo acoustic shows where I just play the songs at the piano, which is their most basic form. That really sheds a new light on them. Then also I work with my guitarist as a duo, or I’ve done things with brass sections and big acoustic bands that give a new life to the songs. I think it’s very important to do that, otherwise one loses interest in it oneself. Even with the electronic setup I very much try to mash things up together and create new sections and allow the music to have a life of its own. I’m not going to slavishly stick to the original recording.

MR: There are a lot of artists who feel that the original recording is the painting, but there are also those who feel like the composition continues to evolve as a growing child.

HJ: I don’t think I’m at the sort of extreme end of that thinking, because I’m aware that you can’t take it too far. There’s got to be certain key elements. “New Song” has got to have that synth riff that sounds roughly like that. It’s sort of cornerstoned the people to trigger the memory of that time. There are other things you can play with, the drum sound, the bass sound, the structure of the song. I’ve got technology that allows me to do harmonies live on stage triggered by midi. “Things Can Only Get Better” had a fantastic remix by Cedric Gervais. We start off with a song quite like the record and then go into the big room, house version of the song which is a lot of fun. I’m certainly open to that.

MR: Where are you as a songwriter now?

HJ: It’s almost about ignoring what you’ve done before. How do you feel? What subject matter comes up from the way that you are looking at the world? I’m aware that the biggest part of my audience is probably in their mid-to-late forties, what sort of things are they going through in their lives? All of those sorts of things are going through my mind. I think an artist should be reflecting the issues that are cropping up for my audience. The audience was garnered from those days in the eighties when they really supported me and they bought my records and I was on the radio all the time and all that stuff. I don’t think you can completely divorce yourself from that, but I think it’s very important to push yourself as a person and a writer, otherwise you’re neglecting your responsibility to your fans, who have invested a lot in you. I bear that in mind. I’m not one of those people who writes and doesn’t care about who’s going to hear it. I do care about who’s going to listen to it.

MR: Howard, what advice do you have for new artists?

HJ: I think that’s a very important question. I think about this a lot. I do try to help young artists and help them to get going and encourage them. One of the things that I’d say is whatever level that you can do your work at, you should do it. If that means that you play your music for a group of friends on a Friday night at a random mate’s house, then do that, because that’s being an artist. In the process of doing that, you will then discover if you really like doing it, if you’ll take it any further, which things work and which things don’t, and then you can develop it from there. But don’t think that you have to start by being on stage at Madison Square Garden. At whatever level you can do your work, do it at that level and it will evolve from there. And the second thing is, don’t compare yourself to anyone else. There’s always going to be somebody who’s way better at writing or way better at playing the keyboard or whatever than you, and there’s going to be a lot of people who are not going to be as good as you. Don’t take into account either of those, just do what you uniquely do. Just really believe in that. I know that’s hard, but that’s what you have to do and to stick to that, you have to constantly work on it. Otherwise, you just won’t do anything.

MR: [laughs] The fear of failure is paralyzing. Even the fear of success.

HJ: Yeah. I think mainly the fear of failure is the big thing, but you know, that’s what the battle always is for artists. We have to overcome it.

MR: Are you in a constant state of self-improvement?

HJ: Absolutely. It’s just central to me to try to improve as a person and as a human being, to improve the way that you interact with other and that you respect others. It’s a life’s work, but I really feel that that is such a great motivating force to get up every day and try and improve. Every aspect of one’s life, your great work, your dealings with other people, your health, try and really move it all forward.

MR: How will you Engage us in the future?

HJ: I’ve got a ten-year plan to do three more pieces related to engage. I want one to be about transformation, the next one to be about dialog and communication, and the third one to be about being aware of being a global citizen. I’ve just got some loose themes at the moment, and engage is the start of that process. So I’m giving myself a challenge to create those, and then in ten years’ time I’ll perform them all together. [laughs]

MR: As a global citizen, how do you feel the globe’s doing?

HJ: We’ve got huge problems, and everyone is very much focusing on the problems. I think it’s important to also remember all of the great things that are going on as well. An example for me is I attended a TEDx day in London on the weekend, it was like nineteen people talking about their lives and how they are making a difference in society. It was absolutely inspirational. It just reminded me, and I’m sure everyone else who was there, that there are all these great people doing amazing things and that we need to remember that, too. There’s problems, yeah, and we’ll solve them, but there’s also amazing, great people doing incredible things, too.

MR: If someone wakes up and immediately wants to change and evolve, what are a couple of things that person can start doing?

HJ: Wow, that’s a question. I practice Buddhism, so I chant every day to raise my life’s state and my outlook on life to a point where I’m trying to view everything as a potential possibility to create value. That’s what I do. I know there’s many ways of doing that, but I personally think it’s quite good to have a method and a strategy for developing a positive outlook on your life. That’s my way of doing it, I chant and I study Buddhism.

MR: And I imagine all of that has worked its way into Engage?

HJ: Yes, that’s right, it’s all in there. I tried to include the themes of respecting each other and cherishing the person in front of you, having dialogs with as many people as possible, creating friendships; I see those as the ways to change the bigger picture. If we make the change within ourselves and our environment then that spreads. That’s the most solid way of creating solid change. That’s my belief.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

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A Conversation with Martin Sexton

Mike Ragogna: Martin, what was the grand plan behind your latest release, Mixtape Of The Open Road?

Martin Sexton: I set out wanting to make a concept record. It was going to be a bluegrass thing or a traditional rock thing or a vintage country thing, but as the songs came they pointed in twelve different directions, so I went with that flow where the concept is a mixtape. It has Nashville twang, bombastic rock, swingy jazz, folk, soul, and so on. 

MR: What are a couple of your favorite stories behind some of these songs and their creation?

MS: One of the first songs written for this record was “Remember That Ride.” My friend Ned Claflin had to twist my arm to write it with him. He came to me with the chorus about inventing and building this fantasy, futuristic, magical carnival ride. I just wasn’t feeling it, but because I have so much respect and faith in his ideas I took a little leap and went with it. As it sat in my notebook and on our work tape, it was just okay. Since I wasn’t that attached to the tune, I took a real departure production-wise from my usual singer-songwriter thing and just played it live with fuzz bass and distorted drums. That’s all it took to make this track practically sing it self. Take one was the magical take, and now I love the song. 

MR: Studio versus live, which kind of recordings do you prefer making?

MS: The short answer is I love them equally. The not-so-short answer is I enjoy the opportunity to create in studio. The temptation there is always to add more because you can, with all the tracks and technology available. To avoid that I try to keep everything live as possible when I’m in session.  For me this helps escape over-production or sterilization, allowing for mistakes that often times become favorite moments on a record. The live show is it’s own universe. The immediacy and spontaneity on stage with a thousand people singing in harmony is like church. And I’ve never attempted to duplicate the sound of a record live. I use the songs like monkey bars that I play on differently every night.

MR: Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty album was really a document of his time on the road as opposed to just being a “live” album. Just curious, what do you think about that album’s significance? Do you feel that you’ve created a prototype with this album that might inspire others?

MS:  I love that record. What has influenced me most on that is David Lindley’s lap steel playing. I find myself singing his lines when I scat. A lot of my vocal decoration–the notes I sing between phrases–I can attribute to his sense of melody. When I first met David and told him this, he just laughed and humbly credited Lowell George for influencing him. I’ve always been inspired by mixtapes given to me. Hopefully, this album will inspire others.

MR: You have been called fiercely indie. How has today’s music business realities changed or evolved how you approach rolling out your releases?

MS:  I’ve been indie since ’02. Wow, what a great time to be here. The digital era has really democratized the world in ways never seen before.  So many avenues have opened up in the past decade that allow listeners to decide for themselves what they want to hear, buy, or share. While my label (KTR) still rolls out records in a traditional fashion including physical units to retail with more and more vinyl, the combination of this with digital, streaming, radio spins, and touring keeps the music flowing better than ever. 

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

MS: Frank Zappa said shut up and play your guitar. To that, I’ll add shut up and sing, remaining true to your heart all the way.

MR: Looking at your catalog to this point, how would you describe what you’ve created? Beyond Mixtape Of The Road, might you have a favorite album or song/recording that you’ve created?

MS: Chris Smither had it right when he said to me, songs are kind of like kids, some of them grow up and get an education and send checks home to daddy and some are still just flipping burgers, but I love them all equally. 

MR: Rumor has it you recorded a One Direction song. You recorded a One Direction song?

MS: Yeah, my daughter heard from a friend of hers that Harry Styles follows me on Twitter. She then dared me to cover a song. She played me “Story of My Life” and I really dug it so I did a homespun video of it to share on facebook and whatever, then recorded it during my Sirius XM session in New York the next day.

MR: What does the future look like for you? Any projects in the works or anything on the personal side you want to focus on?

MS:  The next year is pretty much charted out for me on the road working the Mixtape album. In addition to that I will be working on renewal and rebuilding and what’s most important, my family. We lost our home recently to a fire. Sometimes it takes catastrophic events to remind us what is most important. As we stood there and watched a lifelong collection of things go up in a massive fury of flames, all that mattered was that we were safe and alive. We are truly blessed, not only with friends and family, but fans who continue to inspire me with their love, support, and example of unity. They come from all walks of life, but set differences aside and show up with their beautiful voices singing as one.

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A Conversation with Chadwick Stokes

Mike Ragogna: Chad, what is The Horse Comanche’s origin story?

Chadwick Stokes:  I didn’t know when I when I wrote the song that there really was a horse named Comanche. I grew up with horses and love to ride so for me it’s a metaphor for being alive. The song looks into the departure of a cosmonaut from his lover.  

MR: What was it like recording with Sam Beam and how does his involvement affect your style or sound?

CS: He was great, very thorough and genuinely into the whole process. We delved into the meanings of certain songs and he encouraged me to do more finger-picking, less strumming.  

MR: Iron And Wine and Lucius guest on the album. Were there specific things you wanted them to bring to The Horse Comanche?

CS: I wanted Sam’s sonic sensibility–his albums with Brian Deck always sound great.

MR: One of the album’s featured tracks, “Mother Maple,” features interesting production elements like a choir and old sample machine. What was the creative process like for the whole project? 

CS: We wanted to make the best album that we could by exploring the potential that the musicians and studio had to offer and worrying about recreating it for the live show later. 

MR: “Our Lives Our Time” talks to intolerance. Is that part of your creative process, to inform as well as entertain? 

CS: Not really. I’m just singing about things that bother me, in that case, or inspire me in other cases. I guess if anything, I want to relate.

MR: From the artist’s own perspective, how does this album compare to your previous works?

CS: It’s just another chapter I suppose. Sam and Brian’s imprint probably sets it apart more than anything else.  Sam’s back up vocals are really special and Brian’s sound pallet is really varied.

MR: How do you ideally see your musical career commencing? Like, what’s the fantasy of your life about three to five years from now?

CS: I’d like to work on a rock opera/film that features different musician friends of mine. I’d like to play rallies and protests and contribute to the movement for peace and justice. I’d like to see gay marriage accepted everywhere, the national abolishment of the death penalty, stricter rules in gun acquisition and a higher minimum wage.  

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

CS:  Give your music away and play as much as you can. And stay awake behind the wheel.

MR: What’s the best advice you were ever given and did you take it?

CS: Don’t sweat the small stuff, from actor Chad Everett by way of news personality Ron Simonsen, otherwise known as Dr. Ron the Actor. I’ve tried.

MR: Anything have your attention other than the new album?

CS: I have a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old at home who are keeping me busy. My wife and I also are involved in our organization Calling All Crows, which, this year, is focusing on women and children who have been displaced in Syria.

MR: Anything you want to say to Sam Beam right about now?

CS: I found your pen.

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A Conversation with Erik Deutsch

Mike Ragogna: Erik, for Outlaw Jazz, what gave you the idea to merge genres and what’s the story behind this album? 

Erik Deutsch: Hey Mike, nice to make your acquaintance. It’s fair to say that this album represents a lifelong journey, and that the merging of the country and jazz styles is a summary of my musical path, to this point. Although I was raised mostly in Washington D.C., my mother is from Nashville. In 1982 dad was offered a job there, so we picked up and left for 5 years–kindergarten to 4th grade for me. During my time in Nashville, I started piano lessons, heard country music everywhere, and attended performances by artists like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell, and Waylon Jennings. I attended the Ensworth school, as did my younger brother, who became good friends with a classmate, Shooter Jennings. I occasionally found myself over at Shooter’s house, or him at ours, and sometimes crossing paths with his folks–Waylon and Jessi Colter. In third grade, we had a songwriting contest. I penned a ditty about a “hoopsnake”–a mythical reptile who bites his tail and rolls along like a wheel. I won the contest…and the prize? A songwriting session with a professional guitarist/songwriter, John Knowles, and a performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame. I count that as my first gig.

Fast forward 25 years to New York City. I hear through my old Nashville friends that Shooter has moved to New York, and that he’s looking for a studio to make some music. I put in a call to a friend and voila, a few months later, we’re sitting in my living room talking about making music and putting a new band together. Shooter and I hadn’t seen each other since grade school, but it can be easy catching up with old friends, and this was certainly the case. That led to two studio records with Shooter–Family Man and The Other Life, both of which I’m very proud, and a couple years on the road, including two visits to The Tonight Show and a performance on Letterman

We listened to endless music on the bus, with Shooter, Jon Graboff, and Tony Leone really schooling me with their knowledge of country musicians. I began to realize that there is a wealth of excellent guitar players who recorded instrumental country music (Roy Buchannan, Chet Atkins, Danny Gatton, Jim Campilongo, etc) but that the list of pianist who did the same is entirely too short. Thus the the idea for Outlaw Jazz was born… to make a record of genre-defying jazz music influenced by country rhythms, harmonies, and beats, with great players and singers, and little bit of outlaw attitude.  

I found a new label, Cumberland Brothers Music, in Nashville. It’s run by three gentlemen that went to the Ensworth School with Shooter and I, and we were off and running. 

MR: How did you pull together your guest roster that includes Shooter Jennings and Victoria Reed?

ED: Shooter, being such an integral part of the creation of Outlaw Jazz, had to contribute to the music. I chose to record the song “Whistlers and Jugglers” with him. It was written by Shel Silverstein, recorded by Waylon, and one that we had played on the road with Shooter on a nightly basis. It’s a beautiful, evocative song, that deserves a wider audience in my opinion.  

Victoria is an up and coming artist who everybody will probably know about in the next couple of years. She’s got a fantastic first album full of thoughtful, well-written songs that will be released sometime this year, and just spent the entire fall opening up for Citizen Cope on his US tour. I love female vocalists, and her performance on Bo Diddley’s “Dearest Darling” adds so much fun and life to the record.

MR: How was Outlaw Jazz recorded? How did the material come together?

ED: Outlaw Jazz was recorded at Mission Sound in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I launched a Kickstarter campaign (my first) and found overwhelming support for the project from friends, family, and fans. The material came together like most of my records: a few songs that had been waiting to be recorded for a while, a couple choice covers to feature our guests artists and bring a recognizable element to the music, and a couple more originals that rounded out the overall concept and balance of the record.  

MR: Are there any moments on the album that you’re especially proud of?

ED: Fortunately, there’s quite a few! I love the rhythm section’s swing on “Outlaw Boogie”; the jam at the end of “Whistlers”; Jon Stewart’s sax on “Dearest Darlin”; the sense of space on “Wild Horses”;  and the overall execution of the trickiest song on the album, “Pickle.”  

MR: What do you think of the state of jazz these days? Who are some of your favorite contemporaries?

ED: I think jazz is in a great place musically, but a bit of a weird place culturally. There’s a great wealth of creative, intelligent, forward-thinking music coming out of the jazz community; jazz mainstays like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Hunter, Fred Hersch, Bill Frisell, Wayne Shorter, Art Lande, Steven Bernstein, and Jon Scofield and continue to make relevant, progressive jazz music. Newer established artists are doing the same: Jason Moran, Brad Mehldau, Ben Allison, Ben Perowsky, Kneebody, Jenny Scheinman, Rudresh Manthappa, Allison Miller, Ron Miles, Myra Melford, Ben Goldberg, and Scott Amendola are some of my favorites.

Unfortunately, people aren’t sure how to classify the music, and aren’t especially good at listening to, buying, and supporting it either. Hopefully the extremely high quality of the art will catch up in popularity and ‘hipness’ in the eyes of the music world sometime soon.  

MR: Will Outlaw Jazz serve as a prototype as to where you’re headed with your material in the future?

ED: It’s hard to say to say right now what the next album will sound like, but I think this record is definitely more than just a “concept album”–it’s music that i’m feeling in my heart and really enjoying performing for and sharing with the listeners. 

MR: Erik, what advice do you have for new artists?

ED: Practice hard, pay tribute to the history of the music, always focus on the developing your personal sound, support your local scene and your peers, don’t worry about genres, and stay positive!  

MR: What’s the best advice ever given to you and did you take it?

ED: At a rehearsal with Ron Miles, I asked, “What should I play on this song”? He answered “I hired you, Erik… why would i tell you what to play? I’m interested in what you are hearing.” Great advice from a great bandleader… I always have it in mind. 

MR: What’s the plan after Outlaw Jazz?

ED: We’ll be playing shows all year to support the record, right now performances in NYC, Nashville, Toronto, Colorado, Mexico, California, Seattle, and DC are on the radar). Then on to the next challenge and hopefully some more good music!
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos – Orchestral Suites – Violin Concertos – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos – Orchestral Suites – Violin Concertos

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Mozart: Requiem

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"Edge of Darkness" is an emotionally charged thriller set at the intersection of politics and big business. Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, 24-year-old Emma (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter's secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder–and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the evidence. Craven's solitary search for answers about his daughter's death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.

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Gangs of New York (2002)

Martin Scorsese & Alberto Grimaldi

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After years of incarceration, Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns to lower Manhattan's lawless, corrupt Five Points section seeking revenge against the rival gang leader (Day-Lewis) who killed his father. But before long, Amsterdam's personal vendetta becomes part of an erupting wave of fullblown gang warfare. Feel your heart pound while weapons and cultures clash in a chaotic symphony of life and death. Surrender to the tumultuous atmosphere of 1860s New York as phenomenal sound and stunning visual clarity transport you back in time.

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Songs For Quintet – Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence Quartet & Martin France

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Songs For Quintet

Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence Quartet & Martin France

Genre: Jazz

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The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese

Genre: Drama

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Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling “a masterpiece for a new generation.”* Leonardo DiCaprio delivers “the best performance of his career”** as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where corruption was king and more was never enough. His rise to power earned him the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess that is “an absolute blast from start to finish.”

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Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Rachel Barton Pine

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Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Rachel Barton Pine

Genre: Classical

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Dolphin Tale – Charles Martin Smith

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Dolphin Tale

Charles Martin Smith

Genre: Kids & Family

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From the producers of "The Blind Side", "Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor (Morgan Freeman), and the unwavering devotion of a young boy (Nathan Gamble) to bring about a groundbreaking miracle-a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people-both able and disabled-who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up On Chris Martin Split, Says She ‘Hit A Wall’

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled” last March and the “Glee” actress has finally revealed what led to the decision.

In the the February 2015 issue of Marie Claire, which Paltrow covers, the 42-year-old actress revealed that at one point in her 11-year relationship with Martin she “sort of hit a wall.” Paltrow told the magazine, “I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else.”

The actress, who stars in “Mortdecai,” said that the split wasn’t dramatic though and that she and Martin are very close now. “We’ve worked really fucking hard to get to [this] point,” she told Marie Claire. “I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.”

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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Keb’ Mo’ – Keb’ Mo’

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson

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Juice

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book II (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book II (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5 (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5 (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin

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Dolphin Tale 2 – Charles Martin Smith

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Dolphin Tale 2

Charles Martin Smith

Genre: Kids & Family

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Release Date: September 12, 2014


"Dolphin Tale 2" continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 hit movie "Dolphin Tale." It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.

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A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4 (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4 (Unabridged)

George R. R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (Unabridged) – George R. R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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Game of Thrones Creator George R. R. Martin Playboy Interview

When our Gamer Next Door and Miss October 2012 Pamela Horton talks to Game of Thrones Creator George R. R. Martin at the Playboy Comic Con party, he shares some surprising insights on everything from how babies are made to which superhero he envies the most.

Hint: it’s one who can alter any part of his body to any shape (and size) he wants…
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