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::AHEM:: “CHART”-ING A COURSE FOR THE FUTURE…

Yes, I know…TERRIBLE pun…but also irresistible…heh heh heh… As of earlier this week, the TKR Classic Charts have concluded posting for now. You can now access full weekly charts from 1980 through 1993, warts and all, and I urge you to read my write-ups for each year, and send comments and memories of some of the songs listed.  I am still hoping beyond hope that the charts from 1978 and 1979 will turn up somewhere…I am beginning to fear they may be lost, but hopefully not… I have also recently posted a page in the “Classic Charts” section called “The

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VIRAL VIDEO: JACK’S BACK, BABY!!!

With very little fanfair or early notice to both his fans and the fans of the late, lamented Australia’s Got Talent, 2011 winner Jack Vidgen appeared unexpectedly as an auditionee during the blind auditions of The Voice Australia last week….and listen to the reaction of the fans…and of three of the four judges (poor Boy George had no idea WHO he was watching) on the show. Jack has never hidden WHY he left the business abruptly at age 17, but for the first time, he described it in detail…and OMG if this young man with the truly heaven-sent golden voice

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The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”: Why copyright laws need to be updated and honed for the digital age

How many readers remember what happened to songwriter Richard Ashcroft?  Ashcroft was the leader of the UK based band The Verve back in the 1990s. They had a monster hit in 1997 with the song “Bittersweet Symphony“, a song that continues to be considered a radio “gold standard”, getting airplay on thousands of stations around the world every week. A song which used a sample of an orchestral version of the Rolling Stones song “The Last Time”. There was a HUGE brouhaha over whether or not the sample was licensed, and so Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were added to

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IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING! The TKR Classic Charts are coming online!

You know, it has taken me almost a decade to get to this point, and I apologize for that. It’s only because I wanted to present things in the best possible way, and I’ve been trying to come up with a cool and fancy way to bring my old classic charts online. First, I thought it would be cool to reenter them on new grids with cool new logos and such…but that proved to be impossibly time consuming, especially with all I have going throughout the PNRNetworks family. Then, I thought, i’ll scan the charts in and use OCR to

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PODCAST: “The Kirkham Report” Special – 2019 Eurovision Grand Finals!

“The Kirkham Report” Special – 2019 Eurovision Grand Finals! “The Kirkham Report” takes over the “Subject:CINEMA” feed for a special – coverage of the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest! Join TC as he talks about each entry, the controversies, his opinions of each performance, each song, and what needs to be done to make Eurovision a success in the USA! Plus his ideas about the upcoming “American Song Contest” announced last Thursday! COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – subjectcinema@pnrnetworks.com  <—NEW ADDRESS Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-9443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA Patreon

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BREAKING: The Netherlands’ “Arcade” takes Eurovision crown

Apologies to anyone who came by looking for our liveblog for today’s Eurovision finals; we were having severe technical difficulties most of the show, and were unable to get a second machine up without totally knocking the first offline. I wholeheartedly apologize, and this wouldn’t have happened if they had secured a US outlet in time for the finals, damn you Logo TV for dropping it! It was damn close, but in the end, “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence of The Netherlands sprung ahead of Sweden’s John Lundvik and his song “Too Late For Love” in the televoting to take the

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LIVEBLOG: EuroVision Song Contest, Semi Final 2 – May 16 2019

Hi all – TC here, and I’ll be here starting at 3 PM US ET/12 PM US PT with live coverage of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest!  It’s my first time doing a live blog during the show, and it should be fun! Here’s what to remember: 1) the live blog is only here at http://ecinemaone.com – the transcript of the live comments will be posted later to The Kirkham Report and Planet BiblioMusica, so if you want to see what i’m doing live, eCO is where to be! 2) newest comments will be on the

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It’s finally happening…six decades late…”American Song Contest” to launch in 2021

Production company Brain Academy is going where no one has dared go before…mount a US version of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Sweden-based company, best known for producing the Keanu Reeves POP-TV series Swedish Dicks, has picked up the rights to the format used by the European Broadcasting Union to launch the “American Song Contest” in 2021. No network has yet signed on to the project, which is being developed by Brain Academy’s Anders Lenhoff and Peter Settman alongside Christer Björkman and Ola Melzig, both long-term ESC veterans who have worked on over 20 Eurovision Song Contests between them. Now

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LIVEBLOG: EuroVision Song Contest, Semi Final 1 – May 14 2019

Hi all – TC here, and I’ll be here starting at 3 PM US ET/12 PM US PT with coverage of the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest!  It’s my first time doing a live blog during the show, and it should be fun! Here’s what to remember: 1) the live blog is only here at http://ecinemaone.com – the transcript of the live comments will be posted later to The Kirkham Report and Planet BiblioMusica, so if you want to see what i’m doing live, eCO is where to be! 2) newest comments will be on the bottom

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ESCountdown 2019: #1 – “Proud” by Tamara Todevska, North Macedonia

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Welcome to my ESCountdown 2019, presented by eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica! Between April 7 and May 12, I will countdown my picks of the entries in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! There are 41 countries participating this year, and we’ll bring you each and every entry from them all! At this point in time we are now less than ONE WEEK away from the Grand Final for 2018, and only three days from the first semi final. Today, I will wrap up this year’s ESCountdown, bringing you my top five picks.

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