#MorningMonarchy: December 8, 2017


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Remorseless resignations, purchasing paintings and personal/political music + this day in history w/the murder of Dimebag Darrell and our song of the day by Boulevards on your Morning Monarchy for December 8, 2017.

Notes/Links:

Bryan Singer responds after Fox removed him as director of Queen biopic
https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/938156306690699264

House of Cards will return in 2018 with Robin Wright as lead
https://twitter.com/g3rd3r/status/937863686055530497

#HouseOfCards Will Film In 2018 Without Kevin Spacey (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939047330333917184

#FrankenResigns and delivered a creep insurance policy in resignation (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939046062567735296

The sexual assault whistle blowers, called the "Silence Breakers", have been named TIME's Person of the Year
https://twitter.com/axios/status/938394907668025344

Met conductor accused of molesting teen
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/937134882148450304

.@MetOpera Suspends Famed Conductor Accused Of Molesting Teenager For Years In The '80s // Met Opera Suspends Conductor #JamesLevine After Abuse Accusations (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939045282230124544

Saudi crown prince purchased $450m da Vinci painting
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/938983932137279488

Leonardo's “#SalvatorMundi”: Who Pays Millions for a Painting? (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939048134805614592

DISCOVERY buys majority stake in OWN from Oprah
https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/937775661745258496

Rachel Dolezal has done it again
https://twitter.com/SPIN/status/938899185281261568

#FCC complaint demands the government stop @jimmykimmel from being mean to @realDonaldTrump
https://twitter.com/MuckRock/status/938430840496906241

#JohnnyHallyday, the 'French Elvis', dies at 74
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939199655102967808

#FrenchElvis: Rock icon #JohnnyHallyday dies at 74 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939050147601833984

Johnny Hallyday Dead: Musicians React
https://twitter.com/billboardbiz/status/938265866004783104

D.C.-Born Power-Pop Legend Tommy Keene Dies
https://twitter.com/jeffreyanders19/status/934555301973553157

Chester Bennington's autopsy report shows he had traces of alcohol in his system at the time of his death
https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/938190327634124800

Latest posthumous Hendrix album features 10 new tracks
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/938925926129328129

Neil Young releases vast archive and new politically loaded album
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/937136523044184064

Morrissey's superb album may be the best political/personal music of our time
https://twitter.com/3xchair/status/938828958476505088

#NewMusicFriday: @JimJames drops second covers album, @ChrisThile settles into @Prairie_Home role, #BrianEno (@Dark_Shark) collabs w/improv pianist @TRogersonMusic, @Oddisee is in @GoodCompnyBand
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939033272268374016

#ThisDayInHistory: #December8 w/@Pantera's #DimebagDarrell murdered onstage as he played with his new band #Damageplan in #Columbus, OH in 2004 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939195080677539840

+ #AtomsForPeace speech, EU flag adopted, #FrankSinatraJr kidnapped, #JohnLennon killed, nuclear treaty signed by USA/USSR, #NAFTA signed, #GratefulDead breakup
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939196896236650497

Flashback: Homeland Security Visited Omaha Mall Before Massacre (Dec. 8, 2007)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/homeland-security-visited-omaha-ma/

Flashback: "The Ron Paul people are all over the country" (Dec. 8, 2007)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/ron-paul-people-are-all-over-country/

Flashback: Iran Dumps Dollar in Oil Deals (Dec. 8, 2007)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/iran-dumps-dollar-in-oil-deals/

Flashback: Syria Blocks Access to Facebook (Dec. 8, 2007)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/syria-blocka-access-to-facebook/

Flashback: Buzzy’s Brother Quits the State Department (Dec. 8, 2007)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/buzzys-brother-quits-state-departmen/

+ #JimmySmith, #JimMorrison, #GreggAllman, #SamKinison, #PhilCollen, #BushwickBill, #SineadOConnor, #NickZinner, #NickiMinaj birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939198253261664257

#PumpUpThaVolume: Boulevards - "What's Real" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/939042692603854849