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Song: Rick James' "Super Freak"
History: This was the song that Bobby Flynn performed on Australian Idol 4! Also, Rick James sang it in 1981.
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Photo by John VandersliceThao and MirahBay Area-based indie-folk songstresses Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn each has built estimable catalogs over the past several years, Nguyen under her tongue-twisting moniker Thao With the Get Down Stay Down and Mirah as, well, Mirah. They teamed u ... More >>
Some people come to Los Angeles to reinvent themselves, but Australian radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands came here to get fired. That is, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency, what might happen after he did a show from Los Angeles in which he suggested that a Jewish actress in his home country co ... More >>