Sunday, April 11, 2010

Puppets of Israel act like...Israel

"The PA security forces in the West Bank have summoned Layla Saqar for interrogation in a bid to pressure her husband Ahmad Nabhan Saqar who has been languishing in Israeli jails for ten years now, local sources confirmed."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brought to you by: the US liberators

"Iraq has also dismissed suggestions that it should reduce the number of crimes for which the death penalty can be imposed. The country told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday that it also wouldn't commit to investigating abuse against gays or decriminalize homosexuality. Neither would it raise the age of penal responsibility to 18 years. It is currently 9 in most of Iraq and 11 in Kurdistan."

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 04/26/2008

1) 45rpm - The Combinations "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" / "Goddess Of Love" Kimtone - $4,070.00

2) LP - Abba "Arrival" mother pressing plates - $3,525.00

3) LP - Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run" Acetate - $3,383.00

4) 45rpm - Professionals "That's Why I Love You" / "Did My Baby Call" Groove City - $3,150.00

5) 45rpm - Nirvana "Love Buzz" Sub Pop - $2,600

This Date In Music History-September 30


Johnny Mathis ("Misty") is 73.

Marilyn McCoo Davis of the 5th Dimension ("Wedding Bell Blues") turns 65.
Drummer Dewey Martin of Buffalo Springfield was born in Chesterville, Ontario in 1942.

Sylvia Peterson - vocalist for The Chiffons (1946).

Born on this day in 1964, Trey Anastasio, American guitarist, and singer with Phish.

Born on this day in 1933, Soul singer Cissy Houston, and mother of Whitney Houston. Member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers, (with Dionne Warwick), back-up singer with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross.


In 2006, Justin Timberlake started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second solo album 'FutureSex/Lov! eSounds' which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.

In 1967, Paul McCartney and John Lennon appeared on The David Frost Show, but all they wanted to talk about was how wonderful the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was.

Tragedy strikes David Crosby in 1969, as the CSN member's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton died in a car crash north of San Francisco. That same day, Crosby, Stills & Nash goes gold.

New York promoter Sid Bernstein contacted Brian Epstein in 1963 and wanted to know more about these Beatles he keeps hearing about, even though they have yet to score a hit in the U.S. Bernstein would go on to promote the band's famed gigs at Shea Stadium. Meanwhile, the Beatles are recording "Money (That's What I Want)" and "I Wanna Be Your Man."

In 1957, Jimmie Rodgers reached number one on the Billboard chart! with his very first release, "Honeycomb". Over the n! ext year , he would enjoy more success with "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again".

Mary Ford (partner of Les Paul-- "How High The Moon") died of cancer in 1977.

James Dean died at the age of 24 in a 1955 California car crash.

John Lennon was awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988.

Donovan made his U.S. TV debut on ABC's "Shindig" in 1965.

The late Frankie Lymon ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love") was born in 1942.

On The Simpsons tonight in 1993, George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances.

In 1996, in the middle of performing his big hit "Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me" in Montague, Mass., Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack and had to be taken off stage. He! died two months later.

Bob Dylan releases "Time Out of Mind" in 1997.

T Rex great, the late Marc Bolan was born in 1947 (died September 16, 1977).

The Rolling Stones recorded the video for "Rock And A Hard Place" at Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium in 1989.

In 1987, L.A.'s Coconut Grove played host to an all-star gathering as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and Elvis Costello joined Roy Orbison onstage to tape a TV special. The evening's proceedings were eventually released as "A Black and White Night."

"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock made its debut on the charts in 1967.

Phil Collins joined Genesis in 1970.

In 1971, Yes kicked off their first tour with Rick Wakeman on keyboards.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mystery `Eleanor Rigby' document goes to auction

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON – Eleanor Rigby: fact or fiction?

That question, which has bedeviled Beatles' fans for decades, may be answered in part by a 1911 hospital payroll sheet to be auctioned in London on Thursday.

The document, sent by Paul McCartney in 1990 to the director of a music charity who had asked for funding, contains the signature of a scullery maid named "E. Rigby" who worked in a Liverpool hospital.

The director of the company auctioning the document believes the woman who signed the payroll is the same Eleanor Rigby buried in 1939 in a Liverpool graveyard next to the church where McCartney met the young John Lennon.

"I've spoken to the person who lived in the house where she used to live, and they've confirmed that the signature is the same signature of the person in the graveyard," said Tom Owen of the Fame Bureau auction house, adding that the finding may cont! radict McCartney's longtime assertion that the song was based on a made-up character.

"It's intriguing that McCartney owned it because he says he created the song around a fictitious figure," said Owen. "And yet, how did he have this document and why did he have it? When he was asked to donate money, he sent this."

Interest is so high it's estimated the document may fetch $750,000.

Read the rest of this interesting story here:

Music News & Notes

Reba Studio LP

Reba McEntire has returned to the studio to record her first solo album in over five years.

McEntire explained, "It's not like I ever consciously decided to wait so long between studio albums. We just had these great opportunities along the way-to put out another Greatest Hits, plus the TV show was going on and then we did the Duets project. Before I knew it, six years had gone by."


Saxophonist Newman Dies

Saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman passed away Tuesday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 75.

Newman not only recorded his own albums and played with a number of jazz greats, but also worked with Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville and the Ray Charles Band among others.


Neil Young News

Neil Young's The Archives Volume 1, 1963-197! 2 has been postponed once again until later in the year. He will be releasing the album Fork in the Road on March 31, but early reactions to the new songs have not been positive.


Haggard Feeling Better

Merle Haggard has told People magazine that he's feeling better everyday and wants to get back to the studio and on the road. "I'm doing real well, a little better every day.....I'm going into the studio to see how my voice sounds.

"Most of the reports were like, 'He's got six months to live!' There was never any indication of that. I lost the upper lobe of my right lung where there was a tumor suspended like a fruit on a tree. But there was no chemo. I feel like I've extended my life. I'm in better shape than when I went in."


Faces Reunion News

The U.K. paper The Sun reports that the r! eformed Faces have already recorded their first album in over ! thirty y ears. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and an unnamed bass player supposedly were inspired after a trip together to Costa Rica, Bermuda and Miami.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror tempers that a bit by saying that Stewart and Wood are done writing the songs for the album, which they completed in three days on that vacation. The Mirror also "confirms" that Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be the bass player.


Falling For Obama

It's been reported that James Taylor was taken to the hospital and received fifty stitches after falling at a rehearsal for the Barack Obama concert last Sunday. A spokesperson for the singer said that he fell, cutting his forehead on a guitar, which would explain why he wore the hat and sunglasses when he performed.


New Bowie Music

David Bowie announ! ced that he was working on new music via a Twitter message. "Cheers from a snowy Berlin! Working on some new material!" Bowie has made three other albums in the German city (Low, Heroes, Lodger).


Springsteen says music can influence society

Bruce Springsteen would like to think that music played a small part in helping Barack Obama become president.

Springsteen performed during the weekend inaugural festivities, and was a big Obama booster during the campaign.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine he doesn't think rockers have a whole lot of inf! luence, but can create a vision of the world as it should be.
Bob Dylan's classic album "Highway 61 Revisited" did it for him, and Springsteen says he hopes that in some way, his music may have had the same effect.

Springsteen says the world he envisioned for years in his songs was realized when Obama was elected. Says the 59-year-old singer: "It's not just something I dreamed up. It can exist."