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Top Album Of The Week

Various Artists
Creative Concepts Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
bismeaux records

Artists such as Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Merle h\Haggard, 
George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and many, many more have gives 
tribute to bob wills and his Texas playboys.  The album was organized by Ray 
Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, nine time grammy winners and chief 
practitioners, conspirators and caretakers of western swing, the music that Bob Wills  made famous.
His wordless wails and glorious music is a beautiful sound of 
country music. and when he started singing it was like he was talking.  He was 

Read all of this week's Top 21.


AC/DC's Angus Young with Shelton
Shelton with Ozzy, seriously

Patti LaBelle and Shelton

Book Review
Apathy for the Devil:
Nick KentDa Capo Press

Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade.
As a college dropout barely out of his teens, Kent’s first five interviews were with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, the Grateful Dead, the Stooges, and Lou Reed. But after the excitement and freedom of those early years, his story would come to mirror that of the decade itself, as he slipped into excess and ever-worsening heroin use. Apathy for the Devil is a compelling story of inspiration, success, burn out, and rebirth from a classic wordsmith.

Book Review
College Basic Training:
Susan M. JensenSwan Fitness Publishing

College Basic Training is a be-good-to-your-body guide for young women in college or going off to college. The colorfully whimsical and easy-to-read chapters offer life-changing wellness tips in a lighthearted and casual narrative. Written by a personal trainer and health coach, College Basic Training gets straight to the point when it comes to exercise, nutrition, body image, media distraction, substance abuse, sex, mental health, safety, and more. Included are eye-opening personal stories of trial and tribulation, illustrating the tools needed to avoid or overcome adversity and pressures that come with college life. Sprinkled with humor, this book will easily guide you, your daughter, or your granddaughter toward a healthy lifestyle and a positive future. It might even save a life!

Book Review
Duck Commander Devotions for Kids
Korie RobertsonThomas Nelson; 1St Edition edition

With the Robertson clan’s flair for down-home wisdom and their wholesome family values, this devotional reveals the heart and faith of this much-loved family from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. The more than 6-million moms, dads, and little ones who are loyal fans of the Duck Dynasty family will love this collection of inspirational messages.

Each devotion contains a brief message, an anecdotal story from America’s favorite family, a passage from Scripture, a prayer, and a Duck Commander in Action. Not only are the messages motivational, but they are also mixed with the characters’ trademark wit and revelations from their personal faith journeys. An ideal companion product for Duck Dynasty fans, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who want to grow in their faith, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids is certain to inspire little ones in their faith journey.

The Precarious World of Those Who Answer Your Customer Service Calls

An anonymous customer service representative for a U.S. telecommunications company writes of the tremendous pressures on workers in customer service jobs, which pay just above the hourly minimum wage. Because of the low pay, these workers must rely on end of the month performance-based pay bonuses to get by. “Pay for performance” bonuses can add several hundred dollars a month to a paycheck. But it’s a very precarious way to make ends meet.


Call Center workers. Every call is an important call., Alan Clark,

Read more of this song's lyrics.
Jesus Christ
By: Woody Guthrie

Jesus Christ was a man who traveled through the land
Hard working man and brave
He said to the rich, "Give your goods to the poor."
So they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.
Jesus was a man, a carpenter by hand
His followers true and brave
One dirty little coward called Judas Iscariot
Has laid Jesus Christ in his grave
He went to the sick, he went to the poor,
And he went to the hungry and the lame;
Said that the poor would one day win this world,
And so they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.

Book Recommendation

Marx for Beginners

Author: Michael Rius
Publisher: Pantheon Books

From reform to revolution - Marx's influence is unrivaled, but if you put five people in a room, you'll come up with six different opinions on him.

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