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2010-02-03 17:31:00

Award-winning musician donates song 'The Heart of Life' and $500,000 to support relief efforts WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today launched national television and radio public service advertisements (PSAs) for Haiti relief efforts that feature the music of seven-time Grammy Award winning musician, John Mayer. To view the PSA, please visit http://bit.ly/HeartofLifePSA. For a broadcast ready version of the PSA, please visit Redcross.org. (Logo:...

2009-09-30 11:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- John Mayer's Battle Studies will be released on November 17th, 2009 on Columbia Records. The seven-time Grammy Award winner's fourth studio album was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan and debuts three years after his critically acclaimed 2006 album, Continuum. Incorporating the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70's and 80's California rock/pop, Battle Studies is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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