Matthew Johnson is driving the country roads around Water Valley in his big, dented, Chevrolet pick-up truck, sipping on a cocktail, rolling through the woods and fields and swamps with no destination in mind and the stereo turned up loud. To really hear a piece of music he has to take it for a test drive. For the third time he plays a new song Fat Possum has been working on, a collaboration between R.L. Burnside and Kid Rock, the white hard-rock rapper from Detroit who has sold 17 million records in four years. Burnside's guitar and vocals have been sampled and mixed with a beat, some overdubs and a verse and chorus from Kid Rock. Neither artist gave them much to work with but the styles blend in an ear-catching way and song is full of energy and attitude. 'Fuck yeah,' says Johnson. 'It sounds good, doesn't it? Working with R.L. has taught us all about squeezing out the last piece of toothpaste from the tube.' … [Read more...] about Delta Force
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"Also, “engaging your abs” that’s sucking your tummy in, is a great thing to do to tone your muscles to gain strength in your core- which as we get older, we need for mobility, flexibility and range of movement. … [Read more...] about Loose Women’s Saira Khan strips to underwear for inspiring Instagram vs reality post
With Gamble’s help, the men managed to get the babies passports and returned to the UK, where parental orders were granted despite the lack of written consent. Tariq never did find out what happened to his boys’ surrogate mother, and still doesn’t know her identity. “You just hope the surrogate got whatever deal she entered into. You have to think that if anything [had] happen[ed] to her a report would have been filed with the police… there would be a lynch mob on the doorstep of the clinic. She signed an affidavit to say she did receive the money, but that’s the only thing we have to go on.” … [Read more...] about The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid?
Swarbrick, now 26 and a member of parliament for the left-leaning Green party, has been pigeonholed, even within her own side of the political spectrum, as a “youth” politician – with all the condescension that sometimes entails. She went viral for dealing to a fellow MP with the meme-worthy phrase, “OK, boomer,” when he heckled one of her speeches in parliament, and is often called upon by reporters to discuss her support for New Zealand’s upcoming October referendum on legalising cannabis – even though it was not originally an area of interest. … [Read more...] about From stand-up comedy to challenging the system: the ambitious Chlöe Swarbrick
Canelo only has one chance: get Floyd in the corner and empty the gas tank trying to put him away. When he is backed in a corner Floyd's movement is limited and he is vulnerable, and if Canelo doesn't get him in a corner and put away by the 5th round, then Floyd will takethe fight walking away, as Floyd just gets better as fights wear on and Canelo won't be able to sustain his energy after dropping so much weight. I was surprised to see that Floyd is actually the taller man with longer reach, which pretty well nullifies Canelo's weight advantage (they say it should be about 10lbs come fight time), so i just don't see anything from Canelo's past efforts that makes me believe his flat-footed approach will cause Floyd any real trouble. In fact, i won't be surprised if this one is a bit of a snoozer, as Canelo plods about trying to chase Floyd down and rarely finding him (the best fight on this card is Garcia vs. Mathysse which should have plenty of action for as long as it lasts). … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez – as it happened