Horror film Us took an emotional toll on me: Lupita Nyong’o
From 12 Years a Slave and now: Us (horror movie) Lupita Nyong'o says her latest film Us took an "emotional" toll on her and it was "exhausting" playing two [...]
March 23, 2019
The last supermoon of 2019 how would you see the last super worm equinox moon,’
The skywatching event coincides with the spring equinox, which heralds the start of a new season. It is rather a rare phenomenon.
March 20, 2019
People often ask why such a vast church was built in such a small town -In fact the Cathedral came first. When it was built Ely was only a small [...]
March 12, 2019
Take pure John Lee Hooker, add strong doses of Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, Los Lobos and George Thorogood (all of whom appear on The Healer), and what do you get? Brilliant, 100-proof blues, that’s what. One of the archetypal postwar Delta-born urban bluesmen, John Lee Hooker has been dispensing his own brand of corrosive blues for more than forty years, influencing the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Van Morrison and countless others. Possessed of a harsh, primal power, his inimitable deep, dark vocals evoke sex, violence, defiant joy and doomed love in harmonically simple songs driven by rhythmic electric guitar and the clanging, open-tuned chords and foot tapping characteristic of country blues.
On The Healer, Hooker has concocted big, bad medicine. The opening title cut, performed with Santana, is sheer spirit-invoking incantation. Then Hooker enters the realm of the senses, covering his 1951 million seller “I’m in the Mood” in a slow bump-and-grind duet with Bonnie Raitt. As John Lee states his need, Raitt, at her seductive best, sidles up to and curls around each phrase in a sassy moan and response. Song after song lands its ideal groove as Hooker guides his players through an earthy blues cycle that chronicles the rites of carnal knowledge — from the don’t-do-me-wrong pleas of “Baby Lee,” spiked with Cray’s trenchant guitar, to the somber, contemptuous stomp of “Sally Mae,” whammied with Thorogood’s slash ‘n’ trash slide.
Throughout, Hooker’s mellowed-with-age growl reverberates, but his most powerful performances strip bare his soul in slow tombstone blues with stark accompaniment. Tormented by a cheating woman, he sways in sorrowful forgiveness to doomsday bass and Charlie Mussel-white’s wailing blues harp (“That’s Alright”) and rocks with raw despair to dissonant National Steel chords (“Rockin’ Chair”) before he can whisper the record’s last, hushed lesson — there “ain’t no substitute for love.”
Producer-guitarist Roy Rogers of the Delta Rhythm Kings faithfully captures the intimate banter and live-in-the-barroom, Fender-tube-amp quality of authentic blues. But the spirit that animates this album is the ageless voice of John Lee Hooker and his boogie-man blues. He has conjured up a renewed world blues with the canniness of the hoodoo healers and root doctors who first gave birth to the Delta blues.
JOHN LEE HOOKER – THE HEALER with CARLOS SANTANA
March 10, 2019
Suffering from Loneliness can hurt your heart: Socially isolated people twice as likely to die from cardiac problems
We live in a time when loneliness is more present and health providers should take this into account when assessing risk. Study shows: Find out why.
March 9, 2019
The trailer begins with a terrified Arya, bloodied and running from an unknown enemy through the halls of Winterfell, which seems to imply that the White Walkers have breached the Starks’ ancestral home. Given everything that Arya has been through since the series began, it’s a little worrying to see her so panicked (ditto Varys, who looks decidedly freaked out, huddled in the crypts of Winterfell with what looks like a bunch of women and children), but that’s also just confirmation that everyone is taking the considerable threat of the Night King seriously.
Check out our shot-by-shot breakdown of the trailer below:
Huawei: The story of a controversial company
Soon 5G mobile internet will be everywhere. Huawei is a pioneer but is accused of being a gateway for China to spy on Western nations. Is the firm guilty? [...]
March 6, 2019
In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Gowher Rizvi, the International Affairs advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on the state of the country’s democracy and whether it is heading towards authoritarianism. Once one of the poorest countries in the region, Bangladesh’s economy has been booming over the last decade, with economic growth faster than its neighbours, India and Pakistan. It also boasts lower infant mortality and longer life expectancy than its peers. However, human rights groups warn that the country is becoming increasingly autocratic, accusing the government of clamping down on any form of dissent and hounding and locking up its political rivals. In recent elections Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League, reasserted its power following a landslide general election victory. The opposition rejected the results, amid violence which saw 17 killed and allegations of vote-rigging and intimidation. Our guest on Head to Head is Gowher Rizvi, close ally of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and advisor on international affairs. Mr Rizvi is also a renowned historian and former Oxford University scholar. We challenge Mr Rizvi on Sheikh Hasina’s government’s record in office and whether it is increasingly trying to silence its critics. We also ask him about the ongoing Rohingya crisis, where over 1 million refugees have fled Myanmar and are living in camps in Bangladesh. Is Bangladesh doing enough to help? We are joined by a panel of three experts: Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. Abbas Faiz, South Asia analyst at Essex University, previously worked for Amnesty International for more than 30 years. Tasneem Khalil, Swedish Bangladeshi journalist, author of Jallad: Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia. Is Bangladesh a one-party state? with Gohwer Rizvi will be broadcast on March 1 at 20:00 GMT and will be repeated on March 2nd at 12:00 GMT, March 3rd at 01:00 GMT and March 4th at 06:00 GMT. Head to Head is Al Jazeera’s forum for ideas, a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues such as faith, nationalism, democracy and foreign intervention, in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/AJHeadToHead and @AJheadtohead Watch previous Head to Head shows here: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/… #Gowher_Rizvi_Al_Jazeera
Prodigy vocalist: Keith Flint dies aged 49
The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint 'takes own life' The band have paid tribute to their "brother and best friend," describing the frontman as "a true [...]
March 4, 2019
Story why TRUTH is Naked
February 28, 2019
Life is beautiful
This is hard to believe. How can birds feed from a human hand. watch the video.
February 28, 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu Israel’s PM to be indicted for bribery and fraud
The Israeli attorney general's office intends to indict Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases.
February 28, 2019
The story of the film centers around the youth Ruhul, who lives with his family in a small hut next to the runway of the international airport. His mother Rahima struggles to support the family by selling milk from a cow bought with a micro credit loan. His sister Fatima works long hours in a garments factory. There’s been no word from their father for over a month, since he left for a job in the Middle East. A Madras dropout, Ruhul spends his days wandering under the shadow of the planes, aimless and frustrated in his futile efforts to find work. One day at a cyber-cafe; he meets Arif, a computer savvy young man who exudes confidence and a sense of purpose. The world Arif introduces him to seems inspiring and new, but eventually Ruhul’s life spirals into a nefarious netherworld of intolerance, violence and ultimately, death…