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Alex Raphael

Thriller Michael Jackson

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes

Taken from the astonishingly successful song Thriller by Michael Jackson, from the album of the same name (1983), which is the bestselling album of all time  Later voted the most influential music video of all time, it highlighted the possibilities available in the exciting new medium of the music video.

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Welcome to the Future


Exactly thirty year ago, audiences worldwide got a glimpse of the future in Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future.  Not only was it the highest grossing film of 1985, but also the movie turned into a cultural phenomenon across the globe.  On October 21st 2015, fans worldwide celebrated “Back to the Future Day” in honor of the day that Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown arrived in the future in their DeLorean time machine. The writers of the film in 1985 had to make up some crazy predictions for what 2015 would be like and in a lot of ways they were correct!

Some of the predictions that they got correct are:

  • Hands-Free Gaming Consoles- With a flick of the wrist and a twirl, children can now play video games and be active at the same time. Gaming Consoles such as Microsoft’s XBOX 360 and the Nintendo Wii have…

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Willie Nelson on 30 Years of Farm Aid — and Why He’s More Passionate Than Ever About Legalizing Pot

farm aid

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In addition to Farm Aid, for years you have been involved in the fight to legalize marijuana and recognize the benefits of hemp products. Are you still passionate about that cause?

More passionate than ever. I was recently encouraged to read about parents traveling to Colorado and Oregon where they could legally obtain marijuana so that, under a doctor’s care, their children’s seizures could be effectively treated. When it comes to pot, the dark ages may finally be behind us.

It has been 25 years since I campaigned for Gatewood Galbraith, a Lexington, Ky., lawyer running for governor with a let’s-legalize-pot policy. We lost that battle, but now it looks like we’re winning the war. The decriminalization of marijuana is a growing and unstoppable movement. The good uses of hemp — for agriculture, clothing or the relief of serious pain — are well documented…

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