Friday, February 5, 2010
Links By George February 8th
Greetings and a fine week to all. The long dry drought in our area seems to be ending as fresh storms are bringing a bit of joy to the thirsty creeks. In the sky, other varmints in bright outfits are preparing to fly over the town in search of killer weed. To me it makes more sense if the money went in flying underprivileged Aboriginal youth on the rides to enjoy the scenic panoramas instead. Immigration remains a challenging issue still for us as well as the challenge of my 3 year old laptop which I had purchased used in the first place is getting ready for a replacement that I can't afford. A major loss this week with the passing of Howard Zenn for which there are several letters posted in my newsletter. Also some interesting articles on perhaps unethical and suspicious activities in Haiti before and after the earthquake.
Link to my radio show live stream on Wed. nights
between 8-11 pm (Sydney time)
World Clock-Time Zone to calculate the time and date
Mickey Hart Benefit for Haiti Feb 13 & Make-Believe Ball
on Feb. 18th
Cannabis Expo in Berlin Saturday
9th Annual International Bioethics Forum
Taking the Measure of the Magic Mirror:
Toward a Science of Consciousness
April 22, Madison WI
Ayahuasca retreat with Yatra.
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil from May 22nd till 31st, 2010.
October Gallery events in London schedule
Psychedelic dimensions of art and consciousness
Pineal Gland DNA Activation 2012 Awakening
Psychotropic Drugs And The Nature Of Reality-video
Sacred brews, secret muse
A new film on ayahuasca
Richard Meech has completed his Vine of the Soul
documentary already. More information, including the trailer
and synopsis, is available at:
MAPS: The Role of Sacramental Plants in Sustainable
Communities in the Western Amazon-film
THE MEDICINE: Science & Psychedelics-
Psychedelics and the Human Receptorome. PLoS ONE.
The Secret War Over Ecstasy
Hawk and Venus: Neo-Shamanism or Megalomania?
A Critical Rejoinder to Raw Amanita is Always Best by J.R. Irvin
Timothy Leary on the nervous system
Review: 'Wildest Dreams - Anthology of Drug-Related Literature'
Suppressed WHO Report: Cannabis safer than alcohol and tobacco
UK GOVERNMENT'S NEW DRUG ADVISER LES IVERSEN
WANTED CANNABIS LEGALISED
Drugs and the BNP: introducing Information is Beautiful
It's Lack of Balance that Makes Skunk Cannabis do Harm
Cheech And Chong On Fox News
CO: Cheech And Chong Get It Legal
Medical-pot advocates riled over federal raid of Denver lab
Marijuana: No More Possession Prosecutions in Seattle,
New City Attorney Says
Michael Douglas's Son Faces More Time Than a Murderer or
a Rapist for a Nonviolent Drug Charge
POT HAZE INVITES RAID ON WILLIE NELSON BUS
NYC Police Accused of 'Anal Assault' Over Marijuana Use
No Organ Transplants for Pot Smokers?
Health Tragedy: Patients Denied Life-Saving Transplants
for Their "Abuse of Illicit Substances"
THC Ministry: The Hawai`i Cannabis Ministry
Mephedrone Powder, by ATA
The Cracking Tower, by Jim DeKorne (2009)
Salvia divinorum: Doorway to Thought-Free Awareness,
by J.D. Arthur (2008)
Over 100 Years of National Drug Related Headlines
A snapshot of Brian C Bennett's "Truth: The Anti-drugwar" collection.
Bennett gleaned article titles from the Reader's Guide to Periodical
Literature "to show how the drug war is just the exact same nonsense
being repeated over and over again (literally) for the past century".
The Pleasures of Reading: Drug Geek Book Recommendations
This review describes three books about psychoactives that stand out
for the sheer joy of reading they give, as well as their insights
into culture, politics, and pharmacology
Prof. Carl Ruck: Wasson and the Psychedelic Revolution
The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass,
Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered
in a New Age for America
Harvard Psychedelic Club
The Acid Wars
A jealous Andrew Weil took revenge on Timothy Leary.
Published on January 26, 2010
George Leonard, Voice of ’60s Counterculture, Dies at 86
Coca Crystal's excellent archives, This one is an interview
withTuli Kupferberg of Fugs. Check out the ones with
Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Debie Harry and others
Type in Coca's id code: Cocacrystal82
JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye, dies at 91
If you ever wondered what the New Age movement is about,
this is a good representation.
Speakers On (headphones a plus)
A Wave of Love is coming to you....
Rainbow Love 2009 Gathering New Mexico
Hippies (homo groovius)
''New'' Jimi Hendrix album
Irregardless that Neil and the rest of Pagan Love Cult are good friends
of mine, I am non biased in saying they are one of the best group of musicians
playing from the heart and soul and offering enlightment and a damn
good boogie for higher conscious dancing all night.
Currently taking/seeking bookings for said upcoming Anglo/Euro tour
The Art of Madness from the Psychedelic Ensemble
Ravi is a friend and also a fantastic musician. He plays the kora (West African harp)
and guitar, blending spirituality and sound rhythms in a unique and
uplifting style with original songs and mantras from around the world .
Also have a listen to his wonderful overtone singing.
MARLUI MIRANDA & RAVI-youtube
RAVI OVERTONE SINGING
Manose a young Nepalese man and from our attending one of his
concerts would like to say he is a very inspirational musician and
one of the finest bamboo flute players I ever heard
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: interesting movie as one friend comments:
''A totally amazingly bizarre LSD trip of a film, so surreal you are caught in
a none stop adventure leaving you no time to think about what is taking place.
It is a film that spikes you and then leaves you to try and catch up with what
is taking place in front of you.''
HIDDEN TREASURES by Paul Levy
''Doing or BEing"-Kara's latest newsletter
Vatican reveals Secret Archives
Doctor claims he has evidence of the afterlife
A Change in Emotion May Lead Us Into a Higher Dimension
Folklore of St Vincent's Day
Maui Eco Retreat - Living and Traveling Elegantly Green - Maui Retreat
Dream of a College Education is Now Becoming for
the Children of the Rich
Robert Crumb art:cradle to grave
Interview: Steve Bell - Robert Crumb
Robbie is a friend and I invite you to check his many
psychedelic art dimensions.
Sacred Andes of Ecuador art and handicrafts
offered by our friends Thom and Caroline
Alive Mind Education's excellent selection of
consciousness expanding books
Surprising Sea Slug Is Half-plant, Half-animal
Did We Mate Or Murder Neanderthals?
Body With 'Very Long' Fingers Discovered On Plum Island
The oldest brothels in the Malaga
The Neural Advantage of Speaking 2 Languages
Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100
Astronomers spot 'super-Earth' 80 light years away
Military Hush-Up: Incoming Space Rocks Now Classified
India Developing 'Kill Vehicle' to Knock Enemy
Satellites Out of the Sky
Paper strips can quickly detect toxin in drinking water
Solar-powered rooftop batteries to electrify homes
A chat with Sen. Bernie Sanders on his new
10 million solar roofs bill
5 Ways Techno-Gadgetry Is Bringing Out the Worst in Humanity
Crystal Cave of the Giants - Discovery of the
Largest Crystals on Earth
AUSTRALIA GIVES MURDOCH'S NEPHEW $ TO
ALTER THE WEATHER Govt defends $10m grant
for untested rain-making technology
UN: Himalayan Glaciers Warning Not Backed Up
A Tremendous New Documentary on the Toxic
Devastation Caused by Big Oil: "Crude"
Japanese Whalers Sink Sea Shepherd’s $2 Million New Boat [Photos]
Local news station confirms barium in chemtrails
Food Not Bombs
Climate, Vaccines and Haiti in World Economic Forum Spotlight
Why We're Addicted to Disaster Porn
Can 'Eco-Villages' Be Sustainable Without Being Exclusive?
Story of stuff-
Howard Zinn, Historian who Challenged Status Quo, Dies at 87
Howard Zinn's "A Power Governments
Cannot Suppress" Empowered Hope.
Howard Zinn: How I Want to Be Remembered..
Chomsky and Klein on Zinn's Passing
Michelle Obama vs. industrial food
Looming Before Us: Corporate Threats to Your Food Supply
The Rise of Marketing-Based Medicine
No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids Or Herbs
Drug firms 'drove swine flu pandemic warning to
recoup £billions spent on research'
Thousands of Americans Died From H1N1 Even
After Receiving Vaccine Shots
FLU SHOT HELL
Contaminated Without Consent
The N2 dilemma: Is America fertilizing disaster?
Could Your Cell Phone End Up Killing You?
Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny
Memory Loss Can be Reversed
Sex Good for Men's Hearts, Study Shows
"Sex Addict" Is Major Misnomer
Mary Roach: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Are We Over Porn Stars?
Half-Naked Hot Chicks and Beer: The Sexist Guyland
of the Super Bowl Beer Commercial
How to Erase Your Phone Remotely if You Lose It
Has Disaster Profiteering Already Begun in Haiti?
Cruise Ships in Haiti?
Condemning Luxury Cruises For Docking in Haiti Is Pointless If We Don't Apply the Same Standards Elsewhere
The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
Cuban doctors in Haiti: `The worst tragedy is not being able to do more'
Haiti: Revelations of UN's role in massacres
Accusations of UN cover-up in Haiti
'Only the strong' get Haiti aid:
Chavez says US 'weapon' caused Haiti quake
GOOD THING WE GOT A STAGING AREA:
Venezuela oil 'may double Saudi Arabia'
The French connection to Haiti’s poverty
Haiti Police Shoot Men Getting Rice -youtube
US Troops fire on starving Haitians while
food rots in warehouse
The myth of Haiti’s lawless streets
BET YOUR BOOTIES: THERE IS GOLD IN HAITI?
Risk of Child Trafficking Increases in
Aftermath of Haiti Earthquake
Strange Weather Event over Australia - HAARP ?
- Colin Andrews
Hamas to sue Israel over organ harvesting
Modern genetics testing has demonstrated that modern-day
Palestinians have a direct genetic trail back to the biblical Israelites.
Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87
A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Was Envisaged by the
US Military One Day Before the Earthquake
Haiti earthquake: US ships blockade coast to thwart exodus to America
By Bruno Waterfield
CIA Contractor Now Flying Spy Drone Over Haiti (Updated Again)
Haiti has larger oil reserves than venezuela
Doctors Without Borders Cargo Plane With Full Hospital
and Staff Blocked From Landing in Port-au-Prince
Ortega warns of US deployment in Haiti
The Destabilization of Haiti: Anatomy of a Military Coup d'Etat
U.S. Christians Charged With Child Abduction in Haiti
Gitmo 'Suicides' Were Murder
Astonishing Report: We're Executing Gitmo Prisoners
and Calling It Suicide
Hey Corporate Media, "Looting" Is a Racist Code Word
Missing Nukes: Treason of the Highest Order
I Call It Murder
By Cynthia McKinney
"They shot this Black man in his
genitals and in his back. It sounds like a hate crime to me.
How else could one
Excellent news, views and images
Afghanistan: Women Dying and Torture Run Amuck
Hiding War Horrors from Americans
US Killed 123 Civilians, Three al-Qaeda Men in January
By By Amir Mir
Afghanistan-based US predators carried out a record number of 12 deadly
missile strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan in January 2010, of which
10 went wrong and failed to hit their targets, killing 123 innocent Pakistanis.
The remaining two successful drone strikes killed three al-Qaeda leaders,
wanted by the Americans.
Robots Will Soon Do All Our Killing for Us
Jeremy Scahill | Blackwater's Youngest Victim
'Peace Prize' President Submits Largest War Budget Ever
THE SMOKING GUN Southcom conducting Haiti drill prior to quake SHAZAM
Defense launches online system to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
US Military's Haiti "Relief" Ops A Rehearsal
For Troop Deployments in Latin America
Rifle scopes in US military have bible verse encoded on them
Secret US-UK plan to oust Saddam in coup two years before invasion
Santana asked to respect boycott
War Criminals: Arrest Warrants Requested
GOP Overjoyed at Campaign Finance Ruling
Rightwing Politics Is Mostly Dirty Tricks
Bill Moyers & Thomas Frank: How America's Demented Politics
Let the GOP Off the Hook for Their Giant Mess
Massachusetts' Message of Stupid
After the Massachusetts Massacre
Shocking New Powers for Corporations
Supreme Court Allows China and Others Unlimited
Spending in US Elections
OpEdNews; Real Vampires, their Human Cattle and Supreme Court Capos:
time to declare war on corporate personhood
Obama to Address Shadowy Christian Power Players
Obama confidant's spine-chilling proposal
by Glenn Greenwald
GOP Dismayed by Obama’s Strong Performance, Say it Was a ‘Mistake’ to Let Cameras Roll
Crimes Against Humanity
Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al
International Arrest Warrants Requested
Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign,
U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the
International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens
George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet,
Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the "Accused") for their
criminal policy and practice of "extraordinary rendition" perpetrated
upon about 100 human beings.
Language and the Politics of the Living Dead
The United States of Corporate America: From Democracy to Plutocracy
Time To Reign In Out-Of-Control Corporate Influences On Our Democracy
by Ralph Nader
US Democracy's End of the Road
People's Historian and Progressive Hero Howard Zinn Dies
Daniel Ellsberg | A Memory of Howard
Remembering H. Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (DVD)
VERMONT WANTS TO SECEDE FROM USA
Ron Paul: After 'CIA Coup,' Agency 'Runs Military'
By Raw Story
US House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has has in effect carried
out a "coup" against the US government, and the intelligence agency
needs to be "taken out."
Two Supreme Court GOP Coups Bracket a Decade -- By Mark Karlin
Freedom Of Speech Has Been Destroyed - 1/21/10 - Part 1
Keith Olbermann Special Comment
Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, one of the United States largest radio
broadcasters, files for bankruptcy
Free broadcast TV may go way of the VHS tape
Google to limit free news access
Shocker: Tea Party Convention Opening Speaker Suggests a
Return to Jim Crow Voting Laws
There Never was a Spending Freeze for
the Crooks on Wall Street
Deepening Debt Crisis: The Bernanke Reappointment:
Be Afraid, Very Afraid
HUNGER IN AMERICA JUMPS UNPRECEDENTED 46 PER CENT
Why Are Americans Passive
As Millions Lose Their Homes, Jobs, Families and the American Dream?
By Harriet Fraad
Society-wide depression has struck America. Why it's happened
and what we can do about it.
New book out, shows the ML King, Jr. family's accusation is true:
the United States government murdered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
-- An Act of State - The Execution of Martin Luther King
The joy of a police state: 'Noisy sex' woman spared prison
The Terror Card:
Fear is the Key to Obedience
By Rev. Richard Skaff
Fear is conducive to regressive behaviors by responsible adults,
where people become dependent on an illusory parent figure like
the government or a corporation per example, in order to protect
them from the evildoers.
What Americans Really Have to Fear
By Scott Fina
Nothing is more detrimental to American freedom and security
than a military that ignores the rights of peaceful and lawful citizens.
Top 10 Problems with America Killing Its Own Citizens
Obama to Indefinitely Imprison Detainees Without Charges
By Glenn Greenwald
The administration is claiming the power to imprison whomever
it wants without charges whenever it believes that -- even in the face
of the horrendously broad "material support for terrorism" laws the
Congress has enacted -- it cannot prove in any tribunal that the
individual has actually done anything wrong.
Sovereign: Canadian Customs Wants Your Laptop, Too…
U.S. customs authorities have assigned themselves the authority to
copy all data on your laptop or other electronic device when you cross
a U.S. border. I wrote about this policy last year.
Updates on airport x-ray scanning
Loizeaux Group owns CDI- Controlled Demolition Inc.- the company
which the feds contracted to clean up and later demolish the
Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma, and which 'cleaned up'
the ruin of the trade center and WTC7 after 911
Zeitgeist - The Movie: Federal Reserve (Part 1 of 5)
Jesse Ventura Takes the Soaring Interest in Conspiracy
Theory to TV --
And Viewers Are Flocking to It
Overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction
Didn't kill them all with the quake send them the vaccine
What Now? Seen on radar by thousands today over Australia.
HAARP CBC Broadcast Weather control part 1-youtube
Haiti Earthquake Raises HAARP Controversy (2nd You Tube A Must See)
Haiti EarthQuake H.A.A.R.P 2010-youtube
HAITI QUAKE 35 X MORE POWERFUL THAN HIROSHIMA BOMB
Nuns catch plasma ball over Haiti as scalar weapon
UFO sighting sightings caught on tape the night before
the Haiti Earthquake 2010 HAARP ??
Ring Of Fire Eclipse Gives Grave Warning To World
PLASMA SCIENTIST APPARENT SUICIDE
India launches 11 post quake rockets
(As another courageous free speech blogger writes: I would suspect
this is a little more complex than the cover story. I would suspect India
is positioning monitoring equipment to observe the effects of plasma
weapons observed deployed over Haiti)
Presidential Assassinations of US Citizens
This is a must read: By Glenn Greenwald
American citizens are now being placed on a secret "hit list" of people
whom the President has personally authorized to be killed:
US NAVY HAS ANCHORED ONE OF ITS SECRET PRISONS
IN HAITIAN WATERS
12-Year-Old Girl Arrested in School For Doodling on Desk
"It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.": Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher
"A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality.": John F. Kennedy - (1917-1963) 35th US President
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them: Ralph Waldo Emerson
am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. Rev. Martin Luther King - http://www. informationclearinghouse.info/ article2564.htm
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all." -- Thomas Jefferson - (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
"Anyone who tells you that 'It Can't Happen Here' is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no 'house rule' that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos." -- Mike Vanderboegh : (1953- ) Alabama Minuteman
"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Candidate Barack Obama, October 27, 2007.
How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness? One man must not kill. If he does, it is murder.... But a state or nation may kill as many as they please, and it is not murder. It is just, necessary, commendable, and right. Only get people enough to agree to it, and the butchery of myriads of human beings is perfectly innocent. But how many does it take?: Adin Ballou, The Non-Resistant, 5 February 1845
There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used.... Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was. The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed: ~Gil Bailie
That the aggressor, who puts himself into the state of war with another, and unjustly invades another man's right, can, by such an unjust war, never come to have a right over the conquered, will be easily agreed by all men, who will not think that robbers and pirates have a right of empire over whomsoever they have force enough to master, or that men are bound by promises which unlawful force extorts from them.
Should a robber break into my house, and, with a dagger at my throat, make me seal deeds to convey my estate to him, would this give him any title? Just such a title by his sword has an unjust conqueror who forces me into submission. The injury and the crime is equal, whether committed by the wearer of a crown or some petty villain.
The title of the offender and the number of his followers make no difference in the offence, unless it be to aggravate it. The only difference is, great robbers punish little ones to keep them in their obedience; but the great ones are rewarded with laurels and triumphs, because they are too big for the weak hands of justice in this world, and have the power in their own possession which should punish offenders." John Locke -
"The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government will try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television may do the same, but the truth has a way of coming out. The truth has a power greater than a hundred lies. My hope is that you will not be content to be successful in the way our society measures success; that you will not obey the rules, when the rules are unjust; that you will act out the courage that I know is in you." Howard Zinn - Address to Spelman College, 2005
"to engage in whatever nonviolent actions appeal to us. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress. We find ourselves today at one of those critical points." - Howard Zinn
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous: Carl Sagan
They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war: Eugene Debs
There is almost no kind of outrage-----torture, imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians-----which does not change its moral color when it is committed by 'our' side. The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." : George Orwell
"As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.": Albert Einstein, upon leaving Germany in 1933
"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic, it is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness -- and if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now, as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself, a marvelous victory." - Howard Zinn
"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction." Howard Zinn:
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them". Louisa May Alcott:
"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance". Robert F. Kennedy:
"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy:
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all". : Dale Carnegie:
"Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be": Don Quixote:
"Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow". Dorothy Thompson:
"Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired". Erik H. Erikson:
PUNMASTER MUSIC ARTICLES:
Teddy Pendergrass, Singer, Dies at 59
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Teddy Pendergrass, who became R&B's reigning ladies man in the 1970s and '80s with his forceful, masculine voice and passionate love ballads and later became an inspirational figure after suffering a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed, died Wednesday at age 59.
The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father died at a hospital in suburban Philadelphia. The singer underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had ''a difficult recovery,'' his son said.
''To all his fans who loved his music, thank you,'' his son said. ''He will live on through his music.''
Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the waist down in the 1982 car accident. He spent six months in a hospital but returned to recording the next year with the album ''Love Language.''
He returned to the stage at the Live Aid concert in 1985, performing from his wheelchair.
Pendergrass later founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, an organization whose mission is to encourage and help people with spinal cord injuries achieve their maximum potential in education, employment, housing, productivity and independence, according to its Web site.
Pendergrass, who was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1950, gained popularity first as a member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
In 1971, the group signed a record deal with the legendary writer/producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The group released it first single, ''I Miss You,'' in 1972 and then released ''If You Don't Know Me by Now,'' which was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Pendergrass quit the group in 1975 and embarked on a solo career in 1976. It was his solo hits that brought him his greatest fame. With songs such as ''Love T.K.O.,'' ''Close the Door'' and ''I Don't Love You Anymore,'' he came to define a new era of black male singers with his powerful, aggressive vocals that spoke to virility, not vulnerability. His lyrics were never coarse, as those of later male R&B stars would be.
''Turn Off the Lights'' was a tune that perhaps best represented the many moods of Pendergrass.
Pendergrass, the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums, made women swoon with each note, and his concerts were a testament to that adulation, with infamous stories of women throwing their underwear on stage for his affection.
Following the car accident, it was 19 years before Pendergrass resumed performing concerts. He made his return on Memorial Day weekend in 2001, with two sold-out shows in Atlantic City, N.J.
Pendergrass is survived by his son, two daughters, his wife, his mother and nine grandchildren.
Bobby Charles Dead at 71
by Paul Cashmere
Singer-songwriter Bobby Charles, who wrote `See You Later Alligator` and `Walking To New Orleans`, has died at the age of 71.
Charles was at the height of his fame in the 50s when Bill Haley recorded ‘See You Later Alligator’ and Fats Domino recorded ‘Walking To New Orleans’.
Charles also wrote the Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry song ‘(I Don’t Know Why I Love You) But I Do’, featured more recently in Forrest Gump.
Charles performed with Dr John and The Band for ‘The Last Waltz’ in 1976. While that song did not make the movie, he is seen performing ‘I Shall Be Released’ with Bob Dylan later in the movie.
Charles collapsed and died at his home in Abbeville on January 14
Leon Russell Recovering From Brain Surgery
by Paul Cashmere
Leon Russell, the 70s rock star piano player who was part of Joe Cocker`s Mad Dog and Englishmen, is recovering from brain surgery
A statement at his website reads, “Leon is recovering after successful surgery on Monday to relieve a chronic condition. He is doing fine and resting in the hospital in good condition. He is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days”.
The statement also mentioned that Leon will soon be joining Sir Elton John in the studio. “Leon is looking forward to beginning studio recording sessions during the last half of this month through
February with Elton John, Bernie Taupin and T-Bone Burnett”.
He is also planning on touring again from March. “He and his band will resume touring at the beginning of March”.
The statement concludes, “Leon and his family wish to thank everyone who have kindly offered their prayers and support during his hospital stay”.
67-year old Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges in Oklahoma in 1942.
He wrote Joe Cocker’s classic ‘Delta Lady’ as well as performing in Cocker’s band. Other Russell penned classics include ‘Superstar’ (Cocker, The Carpenters) and ‘A Song For You’ (Simply Red, Kate Ceberano).
Leon Russell also had his own hit with a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall’ and his own ‘Tightrope”.
Ringo Starr Cannot Play Rock Band
Ringo Starr cannot wrap his head around The Beatles Rock Band computer band.
The musician – who was the drummer in the Fab Four – has tried to beat the virtual skins but struggles to replicate his parts virtually.
He said: 'I’m absolutely c**p at it. We tried it when they were putting it together and they’d bring all these geniuses out to play it. It’s too frantic for me.'
Ringo, 69, thinks he is now too old to master computer games and wants to live the fun to the younger generation.
He added to US TV talk show host: 'The graphics are great, I love the game and I love the music. But it’s for young folk.'
Meanwhile, Ringo has revealed he wants all of his fans to join him and display his signature V-shaped 'peace' hand gesture at noon on his 70th birthday.
The star will be seeing in the landmark day on July 7 with a planned concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and before the show starts he wants as many people as possible to spread the message of "peace and love'.
He said: "We have big plans to do an all star tour this summer. We'll be in New York on July 7 which is my birthday and we're going to celebrate. No matter what state you're in, at noon wherever you are I'd like you to gesture peace and love."
Ringo isn’t the only member of the legendary group unable to get to grips with the game.
Bassist Sir Paul McCartney down the chance to recreate his biggest hits on the game, but his grandchildren 10-year-old Arthur and Elliott, seven - the children of his daughter Mary – love it.
Creative Producer Giles Martin - the son of Beatles producer Sir George Martin - said: "Paul held the instrument and was asked if he wanted to play. He said, 'To be honest I was in the band the first time round.'
"I was at Abbey Road studios when Paul was there. He was with his daughters Beatrice and Mary, who had her boys with her and I said to the boys, 'Do you want to play the game pretending to be your grandfather?' They loved it."
Simon and Garfunkel to perform at Jazz Fest
NEW ORLEANS – Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz andHeritage Festival.
The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Neville Brothers, Lionel Richie, theAllman Brothers Band and Anita Baker.
The festival is scheduled for the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-May 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Simon and Garfunkel will be on stage on April 24.
While Simon has performed at Jazz Fest before, this will be the duo's first time together. Festival organizers say it is also their only planned U.S. appearance for the year.
Willie Nelson teams with T Bone Burnett
By David J. Prince
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Willie Nelson has teamed with prolific producer T Bone Burnett for "Country Music."
Set for an April 13 release, the album marks the first release of the country legend's recently inked deal withRounder Records.
Nelson, who spends more than 200 days a year on the road, will include songs from the album in his sets throughout 2010.
Among the musicians featured on "Country Music" are banjo player Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch and Burnett himself, all veterans of the sessions for the Grammy-winning "Raising Sand" album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
The Nelson album is just one of the special releases Rounder has planned for 2010 as the label marks its 40th anniversary.
On March 2, the Boston-based indie will release "Rounder Records' 40th Anniversary Concert," an event that was recorded in October 2009 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Performers on the set include such Rounder favorites as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck and Irma Thomas. The concert also will be broadcast nationally as a PBS television special throughout March.
Bob Dylan Locks Japan For First 2010 Dates
by Paul Cashmere
Bob Dylan will spend all of March in Japan as his never-ending tour continues.
Dylan, one of the hardest working live acts of his ilk, has averaged over 100 shows a year for the past 30 years.
The singer-songwriter legend will perform four shows in Osaka from March 12, two in Nagoya from March 18 and 6 in Tokyo from March 21 taking him through until March 29.
No other 2010 dates for Dylan have been announced so far.
In other Dylan news, Bob Dylan fans are marking the 35th anniversary of the release of what is considered one of his best albums ‘Blood On The Tracks’.
‘Blood On The Tracks’ was released in January 1975. It featured ‘Tangled Up In Blue’, ‘Shelter From The Storm’ and ‘Lily, Rosemary and the Jack Of Hearts’.
SINGER PHOEBE SNOW SUFFERS BRAIN ANEURYSM
---Is In Intensive Care
Legendary singer Phoebe Snow, 58, suffered a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday,
January 19, and has undergone life-saving emergency surgery. Doctors for
the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter said that the surgery went very
well. Snow is hospitalized in an undisclosed medical center.
"Phoebe is a very strong person and she is stable now. It is too early to
assess any residual motor damage, and we are taking it day-by-day, but
doctors are hopeful for a complete recovery," said Snow's manager, Sue
Cameron. "She was very excited about starting engagements with her new
band, and we have now postponed them. Please keep her in your prayers."
RINGO’S VOICE WON’T BE IN YELLOW SUBMARINE REMAKE
This week, director Robert Zemeckis announced the voice cast of his 3-D remake of The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine. We caught up with one of the Beatles, Mr. Ringo Starr, who explained to us what he knows about the flick.
(Cut #1) “So far, we’ve seen artists’ sheets of how it could look. I’ve had a moment with the director, we sat around for an hour in L-A, and we’ve had a committee and we’ve said yes. Paul [McCartney] and I have said yes and it’s gonna be great!”
In the original film, none of the Fab Four voiced their characters and that will be the case for the remake as well, even though Zemeckis had wanted McCartney and Starr to do their voices. Ringo told us why he turned the director down.
(Cut #2) “I was asked to do me and I said no because you can’t get two of us anyway. And I don’t sound like that now, I mean, I think I’ve lost me accent but I know I haven’t.”
That being the case, Zemeckis is still hoping the legendary musicians lend their voice in some aspect but Ringo let us know that isn’t going to happen either.
(Cut #3) “Yeah, I could play someone else you mean? No.”
Zemeckis is hoping to release the Yellow Submarine in 2012, just in time for the London Olympics. In the meantime, you can hear Ringo on his latest solo album. It’s called Y Not and is on shelves now.
JOHNNY CASH’S AMERICAN VI COMING OUT NEXT MONTH
Next month, Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave album will hit shelves. The set is the sixth and final installment of the singer’s American Recordings series and is due out on February 26th – what would have been The Man In Black’s 78th birthday. In 2002, before the completion of American IV: The Man Comes Around, Cash recorded music with producer Rick Rubin. The songs came out on American V: A Hundred Highways and another will be on American VI. That tune is called “I Corinthians 15:55” and has never before been heard. Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and many others also add tracks to American VI. For all the news on Cash, head to JohnnyCash.com.
RONNIE WOOD BREAKS UP WITH NEW GIRLFRIEND
We just reported that Ronnie Wood had a new, young girlfriend, but now, England’s The Sun is claiming the two have split, just one day after they were photographed together for the first time. The Rolling Stone was seeing 26-year-old Hannah Kamelmacher, who told the paper Wood was an “engaging gentleman” who she had fun with on their first dates, but went on to say that their last few encounters were “very challenging” for her before she added, “I would not want to see him again.” Ouch. Read more at TheSun.co.uk.
THE ZOMBIES PLANNING A NEW ALBUM
The Zombies are planning to record a new album this year. Singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent told Classic Rock Magazine that they’ve already written material and even demoed a few tunes which they say, “sound great.” They’re also planning to hit the road here in the U-S and Canada in the summer and might even preview some new music during the trek. Read more at ClassicRockMagazine.com.
MICKEY HART GOES OUT OF THIS WORLD
Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart has teamed up with many people during his career, but his latest collaboration is pretty interesting. Hart has paired with Nobel Prize-winning physicist George Smoot to investigate the sounds that celestial objects make. Smoot, who showed evidence of the Big Bang theory, worked with Hart to convert light and electromagnetic waves from the universe into music. Some of those sounds were even played during the recent Dead tour. Today, the scientist and the drummer will share their findings and music during a presentation titled Rhythms of the Universe at the Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation conference in Mexico.
• RELATED AUDIO: Mickey spoke to us about the effect playing music has on him (See Related Cut #2).
Dennis Hopper Close To Death
by Paul Cashmere
Movie legend Dennis Hopper is just days away from death after a battle with prostrate cancer but in these final days has made a bizarre decision.
Hopper, star of Easy Rider, Rumble Fish, Apocalypse Now and Speed, has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years Victoria Hopper.
Victoria is the fifth wife of the screen legend and mother of his 6-year old daughter Galen.
By filing for divorce, it is thought that the actor is trying to cut Victoria from his will. With just days to live, Hooper is citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Dennis Hopper only discovered that he had cancer in October 2009 when he was admitted to hospital with flu-like symptoms.
The marriage to Victoria is the longest marriage Hopper had. In 1970, he married Michelle Phillips and divorced 8-days later.
Bob Dylan To Play The White House
by Paul Cashmere
For the first time in his career Bob Dylan will perform at The White House.
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle will host ‘In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement’ on February 10.
Mrs Obama announced today that performers will include the legendary Bob Dylan, who has never performed at The White House before.
Other performers for the 2010 concert include Natalie Cole, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, Blind Boys of Alabama and Jennifer Hudson.
Queen Latifah and Morgan Freeman will emcee the show.
President Obama will make opening remarks before the concert from the East Room at 5.15pm on February 10. The concert will be streamed live from whitehouse.gov.
The concert will also be broadcast the following night, February 11, on PBS stations from 8pm.
LOS ANGELES - Sly Stone sued a former business manager and others on Thursday, claiming tens of millions of dollars in royalties were kept from the singer who now depends on Social Security to survive.
Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, was the frontman of the 1970s funk group Sly and The Family Stone.
He sued former manager Gerald Goldstein and several companies in Los Angeles, alleging they kept 20 years of royalty payments and leveraged Stone's work and rights to accumulate as much as $80 million in assets.
The complaint said Stone has been homeless at times and is dependent on Social Security. Goldstein paid Stone some money until 2007, when the payments stopped, the lawsuit states.
Stone depended on Goldstein to handle his financial affairs, the suit states.
"Some of these artists are being robbed of their intellectual property and the fruits of their genius by unscrupulous people who prey on their trusting nature and lack of business and legal knowledge," Stone's attorney Robert J. Allan wrote in a statement.
Goldstein has produced numerous other artists. Efforts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful.
The lawsuit claims nearly 20 causes of action against Goldstein and other defendants, including allegations of fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty.
The legal action claims Goldstein, his longtime companion Claire Levine and attorney Glenn Stone set
up several companies to divert royalty payments and borrow against Stone's work.
A working phone number could not be located for Levine. A New York number registered to Glenn Stone and Goldstein's Avenue Records has been disconnected.
Some of Sly Stone's hits include "Dance to the Music," "Everyday People" and "Family Affair."
The lawsuit offered a candid look at the musician's life since his hit-maker days, including tax troubles, bouts with drug addiction and living in poverty.
The suit is seeking a full accounting of royalties due to Stone, and an accounting of several companies the suit claims Goldstein and others used to divert royalties.
All-star concert honors life of Norton Buffalo
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Correspondent
Monday, January 25, 2010
Nobody ever knew anybody like Norton Buffalo. It was his gift to make anyone he met feel like his friend. He played on more than 180 albums, and every one of the musicians who hired him thought he was their friend.
When Buffalo was diagnosed with lung cancer in September after getting off his summer tour with the Steve Miller Band, his longtime bandleader and close friend talked to Buffalo about putting together a benefit concert.
Three days before he died, a few short weeks later, Buffalo OKd Miller's plans to bring some of Buffalo's friends together for a pair of concerts that took place over the weekend at Oakland's recently refurbished Fox Theater.
He died knowing that friends and admirers like Miller, the Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, George Thorogood and Huey Lewis agreed to play the shows. He told Miller he wanted the proceeds to pay off his mortgage.
Over the 33 years Buffalo played in his band, Miller did more than 5,000 shows with Buffalo, singing every song together. Miller introduced Buffalo every night as "my partner in harmony." Buffalo's death punched a hole in his heart. His widow, Lisa Flores, visited Miller's hotel room Saturday afternoon and gave him Buffalo's signature hat, scarf and his favorite harmonica.
"This is hard," he said, standing on the side of the stage after introducing the opening act, Buffalo's own band, the Knockouts.
Buffalo's baby sister Josephine walked up to Miller on the side of the stage and introduced herself. Miller held her in a close embrace and they talked intensely. "I can't get my head around the fact that he's dead," he told her.
Who can? All night, a procession of his musician colleagues took the stage and spoke of his spirit, his generosity, his talent, his goofy humor, his extraordinary love of mankind. Bonnie Raitt delivered extravagant, heartfelt praise and then launched a wrenching bottleneck blues on acoustic guitar, "I Can't Get Over You."
After her performance, she huddled with Miller on the side of the stage, their foreheads practically touching, arms over each other's shoulders. Miller emerged weeping. At that exact moment, Elvin Bishop walked up to Miller with a small gift: a bottle of homemade hot sauce from peppers Bishop grows in his Lagunitas backyard. Miller uncapped the bottle and took a swig, as Bishop's eyes widened.
"I've never seen it done like that," Bishop said.
"It stopped me from crying," said Miller, smiling.
All the musicians paid their own expenses - travel, hotel, food - and some went to extraordinary lengths to be there. Ricky Peterson, Raitt's keyboard player, missed the Friday show because of weather conditions in Minnesota, where he lives. Marin County utility keyboard man Audie de Lone substituted, but Peterson was there for the second night to play a spectacular keyboard duet with Raitt on
"Nick of Time" (Huey Lewis never made it out of snowy Montana).
The shows and silent auction seemed to be on target to raise the $250,000 goal, enough to cover his medical expenses and retire his mortgage.
The five-hour concert laid out a banquet of music. Everybody played with everybody. Bishop joined the Doobie Brothers to sing his song "My Dog" and rattle off some blistering guitar. He came back to play with Miller and add still more blistering guitar. Blues harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite sat in with Raitt, the Doobies and Miller. Raitt traded molten blues guitar solos with the boys - Miller and Bishop - during the Miller band set and sang "Listen to the Music" with the Doobies.
George Thorogood played Bo Diddley with Miller, shaking Buffalo's maracas. Michael Carabello of the original Santana band took over for Buffalo on congas in Miller's set. Miller himself played the harmonica part to "Livin' in the U.S.A." - like he did before and hasn't since Buffalo joined the band in 1977.
The party flowed backstage. With a couple hundred sporting backstage passes, old friends were seeing one another for the first time in years in every corner. Freddie Herrera, who ran the Keystone Berkeley nightclub through the '70s and '80s, a silver-haired fox about to celebrate his 75th birthday, knelt in front of a bench holding George Thorogood, Elvin Bishop and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers and hugged all of them at once.
Attorney General Jerry Brown, who as mayor oversaw the downtown Oakland development that the new Fox anchors, wandered around backstage, looking a little like he showed up at the wrong party. Of course, the entire place did reek of marijuana smoke.
Buffalo was everywhere. His friends told each other stories about him. Thorogood told about Buffalo telling him that he went to prisons to give inmates music lessons on different instruments in his spare time. "Spare time?" said Thorogood. When Buffalo wasn't with Miller, he did dates all over the country with Roy Rogers and when they weren't working, he played smaller gigs with the Knockouts. When he was home in Paradise (Butte County), he worked in a trio with his wife.
Miller promised Buffalo he would take care of his music. The Steve Miller Band has a new album in the can with Buffalo on every track. The musicians at the Fox talked about making the Norton memorial an annual event. People are only now beginning to get around to understanding what a huge loss this is.
Neil Young Wants To Keep Going Like Tony Bennett
by Paul Cashmere
Neil Young cited the career of Tony Bennett as the template for his own future.
“Look at Tony Bennett. He rocks,” Young said at a dinner in his honour hosted by MusiCares on Friday night. “I look at that man and say, “I can do this”. I’, going to keep on going, and I hope you do, too”/
Young was this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual event is held each year just before the Grammy Awards to acknowledge greatest in the industry.
64-year old Young was recognised not only for his music but for his charity commitments to Farm Aid and the Bridge School for children with severe speech and physical disabilities.
The dinner was hosted by Jack Black and featured performances of Neil’s songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
“Long may Neil run,” Black said in his opening statement.
Here is the setlist from the evening:
Down By the River - John Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett
Mr. Soul - Ozomatti
Don't Let It Bring You Down - Jackson Browne
Long May You Run - Stephen Stills, Sheryl Crow
Only Love Can Break a Heart - Lady Antebellum
Tell Me Why - Norah Jones
Comes a Time - Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams
Broken Arrow - Wilco
Harvest Moon - Josh Groban
Revolution Blues - Everest
Cinnamon Girl - Dierks Bentley, Booker T. Jones
Ohio - Ben Harper
Rockin' in the Free World - John Fogerty, Keith Urban, Booker T. Jones
The Losing End (When You're On) - Elvis Costello
Lotta Love - Jason Mraz, Shawn Colvin
The Needle and the Damage Done - Dave Mathews
A Man Needs a Maid - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Heart of Gold - James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jason Mraz
Helpless - Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Leon Russell, Neko Case
Human Highway - Crosby, Stills and Nash
THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY - JANUARY 19
In 1957…Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' Jackie Gleason Show.
In 1963…The Beatles made their first national U-K TV appearance on ITV's Thank Your Lucky Stars.
In 1971…At the Charles Manson murder trial, The Beatles' “Helter Skelter” was played. At the scene of one of the Manson family's gruesome murders, the words "Helter Skelter" were written on a mirror.
In 1974…Fans going to see Bob Dylan and the Band perform at Miami's Sportsatorium found themselves involved in a nine-mile-long traffic jam. Many didn't actually arrive at the venue until the concert was halfway over.
In 1976…The Beatles turned down a huge offer to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.
In 1977…Aretha Franklin, Charlie Daniels and The Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter’s presidential inauguration.
In 1983…Bassist Lamar Williams of The Allman Brothers Band died of cancer in Los Angeles. Williams had served in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange.
In 1985…AC/DC played the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil. Also on the bill were Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions and Whitesnake. Over 342-thousand metal fans were estimated to have attended the show.
In 1988…Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, And Justice For All.
In 1993…Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.
In 1993…Tom Waits was allowed to keep the loot that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound-alike in a 1988 commercial.
In 1994…The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted John Lennon, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, The Animals, The Band and Duane Eddy.
In 1998…Carl Perkins died in Nashville at age 65. Perkins' biggest hit was "Blue Suede Shoes."
In 1999…The U-S Supreme Court refused to hear a 1998 lawsuit brought by ticket buyers against Ticketmaster.
In 2004…Country singer Jimmy Dean said he was dropped by Sara Lee as the spokesman for Jimmy Dean sausages. He said, “The company told me that they were trying to attract the younger housewife and they didn't think I was the one to do that.”
In 2005…Green Day topped the U-S album charts for a second week with American Idiot.
In 2006…Soul dynamo Wilson Pickett, who pumped out hits like "In the Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally," died after suffering a heart attack. He was 64.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY - JANUARY 18
In 1964…The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” entered the American singles chart at number 45.
In 1969…Former drummer Pete Best won a defamation suit against The Beatles.
In 1969…The Yellow Submarine soundtrack, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bayou Country and the debut self-titled LP from Blood Sweat & Tears all hit American shelves.
In 1973…The Rolling Stones played a benefit for the citizens of earthquake-stricken Nicaragua in Inglewood, California.
In 1974…Free’s Paul Rodgers formed Bad Company with members of Mott the Hoople and King Crimson.
In 1977…Linda Ronstadt and Aretha Franklin performed at a televised concert to celebrate President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.
In 1980…The Allman Brothers Band’s label, Capricorn Records, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
In 1985…A USA Today poll of its readers declared that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be erected in Cleveland.
In 1987…Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.
In 1989…The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Dion, The Ink Spots, Bessie Smith, The Soul Stirrers and Phil Spector. At the New York dinner, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Roy Orbison, who had died about a month earlier, by singing Orbison’s classic, “Crying.”
In 1990…Bob Dylan played his first ever gig in South America. 90-thousand people turned out to see him in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
In 1991…Three people were trampled to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.
In 1991…Bob Dylan played “Like a Rolling Stone” at the taping of David Letterman’s tenth-anniversary show.
In 1991…The Rock in Rio Two festival began in Brazil, with headliners Joe Cocker, Prince and Guns N' Roses.
In 1995...The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia walked away unharmed after driving a rented BMW into a guardrail in Mill Valley, California.
In 1996…Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
In 1997…Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was let off with a caution after London police discovered drugs on him the previous November.
In 2000…ZZ Top manager Bill Ham attended the execution of Spencer Goodman in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was found guilty of kidnapping and murdering Ham’s wife in 1991.
In 2005…Fuel frontman Brett Scallions told the young audience at the America's Future Rocks Today youth concert, "Welcome to the greatest f***ing country in the world.”
10 minutes of James Gurley
This is part of the DVD video on Big Brother and The Holding Company in production right now.. Parts from 1978 Chet Helms Tribal Stomp Berkeley, Ca. and some from 1994 Tribute to Chet..
DVD Release this summer..
Thanks to Pal Joey
John Farey Group jam with 3 Cipollinas & Guests - Goin' Down
Neil Young - "Pants On The Ground"
"She's About A Mover" Sir Douglas Quintet
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
Mann's Fate - Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady (Hot Tuna) 1969
Favorite Records./Musicians (1-50)
- Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
- Beatles: Sgt. Peppers
- Beatles: White Album
- Led Zeppelin: 1
- Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
- Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
- Led Zeppelin: 2
- Beatles: Revolver
- Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
- Grateful Dead: Live '72
- Cream: Disraeli Gears
- Beatles: Abbey Road
- Big Brother/Janis: Cheap Thrills
- Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
- Jeff Beck/Rod Steward: Faith
- Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love
- Grateful Dead: Anthem to the Sun
- Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
- Traffic: first one
- Doors: first one
- Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesties
- Ten Years After: Cricklewood Green
- Spirit: The Family That Plays Together
- Cream: Wheels of Fire
- Stepenwolf: first one
- Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxters
- Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
- Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy
- Greatful Dead: Aoxoxo..
- Animals: Love Is
- Pink Floyd: Ungamunga
- Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
- Tim Buckley: Blue Melody
- Tim Leary/Jimi Hendrix: You Can Be Anyone
- Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
- Doors: Soft Parade
- Joe Cocker: first one
- Ravi Shankar: Monterey
- Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet
- George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
- Doors: Strange Days
- Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
- Weather Report: I Sing the Body Electric
- Doors: Waiting for the Sun
- John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
- Grateful Dead: first
- Zappa: Hot Rats
- Traffic: Low Spark of High Heel Boys
- Jethro Tull: Aqualung
Favorite Records/Musicians (50-100)
- Tim Buckley: Greetings From LA
- Allman Brothers: Live At the Filmore
- Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds of Fire
- John Mclaughlin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
- Santana: first
- Pink Floyd: BBC
- Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
- Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys
- Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Sessions/Another Bitches Brew
- Grateful Dead: (live from the 80's)
- Crosby Stills Nash and Young: deja vu
- Bob Dylan: Subterenean Homesick Blues
- Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
- Weather Report: second
- Santana/McLauglin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
- Bob Dylan: Hwy 61 Revisited
- Derek and the Dominoes: Layla
- David Crosby: If I Could Remember My Name
- Mahavishnu Orchestra
- Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge
- Led Zeppelin: III
- Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
- Miles Davis: Live-Evil
- Grateful Dead: live 90's
- Beatles: Rubber Soul
- Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
- Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
- Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord
- Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
- John Mclauglin: My Goal's Beyond
- Santana: Welcome
- Country Joe: Electric Music
- Pink Floyd: Pompei
- Moody Blues: Tomorrow
- Who: Tommy
- Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
- Jimi Hendrix: Midnight Lightning
- Frank Zappa: Us and Them
- Quicksilver: first one
- Spirit: Fresh Garbage
- Mothers of Invention: Only in it for the Money
- Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishman
- Bob Dylan: Another Side Of
- Cream: Fresh
- Yes: first
- Who: Live at Leeds
- Rolling Stones: High Tides
- Tim Buckley: Safronia
- King Crimson: Court of Crimson King
- Paul Butterfield-East West
- Jean Luc Ponty: Enigmatic Voyage
- Miles Davis: Seven Steps
- Shawn Philips: Faces
- Byrds: Notorious Bird Brothers
- Steppenwolf: Monster
- Raphael; Music to Disapear In 2
- Buffalo Springfield: Retrospect
- Neil Young: first
- Beatles: Let it Be
- Pink Floyd: Meddle
- Neil Young: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
- Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
- Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
- Miles Davis: Big Fun
- Neil Young: Zuma
- Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
- Doors: Morrison Hotel
- Soft Machine-first
- Grand Funk Railroad: Closer to Home
- Jefferson Starship: Blows Against the Empire
- John Luc Ponty: Tales of...
- Blind Faith
- Neil Young: Harvest
- Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
- Eric Burdon and War
- Rolling Stones: Between the Buttons
- Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head
- Cream: Goodbye
- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
- Who: Who's Next
- Quicksilver: first
- Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young: 4 Way Street
- Tim Buckley: Happy/Sad
- Lauro Nyro: Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
- Spirit: Ice
- Shawn Phillips: Colaboration
- Rolling Stones: Only Rock and Roll
- Mahavishnu Orchestra: Inner Mounting Flame
- Pink Floyd: Animals
- Traffic: Last Exit
- Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
- Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds
- Jean Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger
- Steve Stills: first
- Bob Marley: Exodus
- Pink Floyd: Saucer Full of Secrets
- Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Farm
- It's A Beautiful Day: first
- Pete Townsend: Who Came First
- Mothers of Invention: Freak Out
- Doors: LA Woman