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This video is an ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm and Azora Telford. The video was produced by a team of Deaf campers & staff from Deaf Film Camp 2014 at Camp Mark Seven. In just over 3 weeks since it was posted, the clip has already accumulated more than 750,000 views.

The Deaf Film Camp — which runs for two weeks in late July and early August for kids ages 13 to 16, launched last summer as part of Camp Mark Seven’s various summer offerings. The camp also includes family camps and a deaf culture immersion week.

The Guess Who released “No Time” on their 1969 album Canned Wheat, but a re-recorded version released as a single in 1970 off their American Woman album is the version that became a hit for the band, reaching #5 in the U.S. Billboard charts.

VOCALS only (Burton Cummings):

GUITAR only (Randy Bachman):

ACOUSTIC GUITAR (Randy Bachman)/BACKING VOCALS (Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Gary Peterson)  only:

BASS only (Jim Kale):

DRUMS only (Gary Peterson):


Have you let go of any disappointment you had about the original disagreement with [the Beatles] in 1962? Is there any lingering bitterness there?

There never was any [bitterness]. Bitterness is a word the media picked up. There was anger and there was resentment because of what happened and the way it happened, because of the way I contributed to the band, but bitterness, no.

It’s like anything else, if you carry it with you, you’re going to end up a bitter and twisted old git. And there’s no need for that. I’ve enjoyed life. There came a time when I was like “Fine. It’s not about thinking about what happened yesterday, it’s about today and tomorrow.” And I think once you come to terms about yourself, then you realize that there’s so much more that your future holds for you, as opposed to your past, that you’re striving for.

My life since then had ups and downs; it hasn’t been a perfect life. But when I look back on it now, I wouldn’t change it. I’m happy, I’m healthy, I have a great band which tours the world. I’m a great family man, I love meeting people, I love laughing and joking with them. I’m still in show business, which I didn’t expect to be.

But maybe my karma; it’s a word we use, being born out east [Author’s note: Best was born in British India, and lived there until the age of 5]. Karma’s a word we use an awful lot. Maybe my karma turned ‘round and said “Your time will come some time in the future.”

I have no complaints, I’ve enjoyed life. Wouldn’t change anything.

Via PopMatters

Big names from the worlds of television and country music come together to add even more luster to the star-studded 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show on Sunday, September 7th at 8 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV and on CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET. CBCMusic.ca will live-stream the award show at cbcmusic.ca/CCMA; and in addition, will have the show available On-Demand post broadcast.

CBC’s Gemini Award-winning host and satirist Rick Mercer and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden will form a dynamic duo as co-hosts of the show at Edmonton’s Rexall Place. A total of eight CCMA Awards will be handed out over the course of the night by an impressive list of presenters, including CBC stars Jessi Cruickshank and Jeff Douglas, hosts of Canada’s Smartest Person, and stars of CBC’s HeartlandAmber Marshall and Graham Wardle. CMT’s Paul McGuire, host of the Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown, and Carmel Baird, star of Mom’s a Medium will also share presenting honours.

Confirmed musicians to present at this year’s CCMA Awards Show in Edmonton, Alberta are Gord BamfordJason BlaineChad BrownleeGeorge CanyonTom CochraneLindsay EllWendell FergusonSam HuntWes MackBeverley MahoodLindi OrtegaMacKenzie PorterDeric RuttanThe StellasTebeyBobby Wills and Michelle Wright.

The CCMA Awards Show feature live performances by some of today’s biggest country acts including Canadian artists: Autumn Hill who will take the stage with host Jann ArdenGord BamfordPaul BrandtDean BrodyTerri ClarkGeorge CanyonTim HicksKira IsabellaBrett KisselJess MoskalukeDallas Smith and The Road Hammers. As well, platinum-selling international artists Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley are slated to take the stage and perform.

Highlights of the 2014 CCMA Awards Show will air on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 on Monday, September 8th at 7 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. NT) and again on CBC Radio One on Friday, September 12th at 2 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. NT).

Encore presentations of the awards will air on CBC-TV on Sunday, September 13th at 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. AT/11:30 p.m. NT) and on CMT Sunday, September 7 at midnight ET and Monday, September 8 at 3 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the 2014 CCMA Awards Show are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range from $67.25 to $107.25, plus service charges.

Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist in Madison, Wisconsin, visited the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I’m not sure why she chose to perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins for Kelly and Viola, two elephants who live there, but we’re glad she did. As are the elephants, who are clearly classical music fans.

From eBay:

Going to see a great movie can be an incredibly moving experience, creating a legion of fans for the actors, directors, or for the movie itself. For some people, buying a DVD to watch at their leisure is THE way to celebrate their favorite movie.

Others hope to keep the memory of the movie alive with something a bit more tangible, including an actual movie prop. And some of the movie props have become collectibles themselves, often garnering a huge number of bids at auction. Think back to you favorite movie. Now consider owning a prop from that movie. Would you choose the Velociraptor cage from Jurassic Park? What about a light saber from the original Star Wars movies?

Take a look at the infographic below which lists the most expensive movie props sold. Is your favorite on the list? Could you even afford it if it were? Somewhat surprisingly, Marilyn Monroe’s white dress from The Seven Year Itch topped our list at over $4.6 million.