Friday, October 29, 2010
Links By George October 30th
The weekly newsletter comes a bit early this month as the election stories are timely before the coming elections.
Also there are some fresh mushroom links as well.
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Stephanie has been uploading some beautiful videos of our life. Her latest is the Lava Boat ride on the Big Island. All her videos can be seen at:
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"LINKS BY GEORGE" DIRECTORY:
LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES
LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Be Here Now with Ram Dass and Friends
Breitenbush Hot Springs Oregon
Early Bird Tickets to Luminate Festival on sale until 5th November
Happening first week of January South Island New Zealand
Pioneering Drug Policy Historian David Musto Dead at 74
The Audacity of Dope:
Obama Breaks Medical Marijuana Promise
Holder Vows Fight Over Prop. 19
U.S. Will Enforce Drug Laws Even If State Measure Passes,
Attorney General Says.
15 Million Americans Have Been Arrested Because Pot Is Illegal --
When Will Our Dumb Marijuana Prohibition Be Overturned?
Dianne Feinstein Tries to Play the Big
Villain in the Fight for Legal Pot
Facebook Billionaires, Dr. Bronner's Kick in the Money
for Legal Pot in California
19 Reasons Pot Should Be Legal
Could Legalizing Marijuana in California
Help Cure Breast Cancer?
Smoked Cannabis For Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Medical Marijuana For The Masses
What Do Marijuana and Catnip Have in Common?
Amazon Awakening-article in New York Times travel section
Native American Church x União do Vegetal in the USA
Bia Labate's website and info on "Ayahuasca,
Ritual and Religion in Brazil",
The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios
Border cops seized record £13million of DMT arriving from Amazon
Help Free A Major Indigenous Leader Imprisoned
in the U.S. Oleh: FreeTaita
Terence Mckenna downloads
Terence Mckenna-Seeking the Stone
Psychedelic Mushrooms from Outter Space!
Mushrooms and the Stargate
Taking Magic Mushrooms and side effects of shrooms.
Psychedelic info from deoxy
Pa. man complained to police about buying bad pot
Purdue Archives and Special Collections takes visitors on trip
to better side of psychoactive drugs
Why Do Hippies Still Exist in America?
(hillarious article from a Christian website)
Taylor Camp Hawaii-"Living the 60's Dream"
Pila of Hawaii-Mystical Hawaii
Pop Arcana column at HiLobrow, on the fascinating topic of
American hoodoo and the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
The pineal gland:
Interface between the physical and spiritual planes?
Ken Wilber: Increased Consciousness, Decreased Suffering
New Reality Transmission
A Tradition of Kindness-
helping bridge peace in the Middle East
God, Soul and World -
a Video from “What Is Hinduism?”
Yoga Retreats in Cusco Peru
Rex Foundation musical events including The Wheel
- A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia
Our friend David's beautiful video on living in harmony with all life
RECOIL - 3 DVD BOX SET SOON TO BE RELEASED!
Joe Cocker Mad Dogs - Cry me a River 1970
(possibly not on the dvd)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps w George and Ringo
Space 1/2 - Timothy Leary&Ash Ra Tempel
Space 2/2 - Timothy Leary&Ash Ra Tempel
Amboss 1/2 Ash Ra Tempel
Amboss 2/2 Ash Ra Tempel -quite psychedelic
Sybill is a friend whose music is a unique crossover of jazz,
rock and spoken word. Check out this link to hear the latest
Top Ten Afterlife Movies
10 Things You Didn’t Know About
The Empire Strikes Back
the Future Is Spooky
The end of whales?
Worse than pollution:
crazy ants, bird-eating mice and murdering mink
Borneo's majestic rainforest is being killed
by the timber mafia
Sign against hunger!
Hitting the Big Apple’s food-justice buffet
Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil
Are cities and suburbs really at war?
A low impact Woodland Home
The Mystery of the Green Interloper
-Did Comets Deliver the Building Blocks for Life?
Giant Reptile Could Fly 10,000 Miles Nonstop
Earth's Early Cannibals Caught in the Act
Is Putting a Cell Phone in Your Pocket a Health Risk?
- Yahoo! News
Most products claiming to be green are living in sin
How a nerve poison became "food"
The story of Aspartame -video
Kaputtradio podcast-food matters
When Never EVER to Use Fish Oil
This Cooking Oil is a Powerful Virus
-Destroyer and Antibiotic…
What Has Better Protein than Meat, Fish, or Eggs?
Food in Uncertain Times: How to Grow and Store
the 5 Crops You Need to Survive
Mimi Kirk on Fox 5 Morning News -youtube
The sexiest vegetarian over 50 (she is 71 and looks 40)
How to Look Younger Now Without Wrinkle Creams or Surgery
Go Vegetarian to Save Planet,
Scientists Tell Government
Butchery Classes and Parties:
How Much Do You Want to Know About How
Your Meat Gets to Your Plate?
How to Kill a Cold, Starve a Fever --
and When You Absolutely MUST See a Doctor
The Spice that Ignites Your Body's Astonishing Immune System*
Miracle Nutrient" Vitamin C that Cured Man
on the Brink of Death
Bread was around 30,000 years ago
Sex Play With Vampires and Furries?
How a Little Imagination Can Give Your Sex Life a Boost
14 Year Old Raped After Being Used by Teacher to Lure Rapist
''These kinds of shocking, egregious violations of the rights of
young women come from a society that devalues teenage girls
or views them as alluring objects of male sexual interest''
Islamaphobia Rapidly Spreads Through Europe
Merkel says German multi-cultural society has failed
The Revolt Shaking France
The French connection to Haiti’s poverty
Foul drinking water killing Haitians
War and the Conquest of Eurasia:
Iran’s "Green Wave" Opposition and its Ties to Global Geopolitics
Joe Bageant in Ferrara, Italy:
Algorithms and Red Wine
Issues and Alibis alternative news service
America on Sale
The 10 Smartest and Dumbest U.S. Cities
Jimmy Carter Embraces Hamas Leader
Says Palestinians Live in a 'Cage'
By The Associated Press
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Palestinians are "living in a cage"
in Gaza and that the militant group Hamas must be included in all
major efforts for peace.
On the Commons / By Maude Barlow
We are Facing the Greatest Threat to Humanity:
Only Fundamental Change Can Save Us
Quite simply, human-centered governance systems are not working
and we need new economic, development and environmental policies.
The Shaming of America
WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?
Coleen Rowley, a FBI special agent for more than 20 years,
was legal counsel to the FBI field office in Minneapolis from 1990 to 2003.
They begin: "If WikiLeaks had been around in 2001,
could the events of 9/11 have been prevented?
The idea is worth considering."
WTF?: A Letter to Appalled and Puzzled European Friends
By Bernard Weiner
Dear Wolfgang and Jacqueline: Your recent email, wondering
"what the f--- is going on" these days, questioning whether we
Americans have taken "more than your usual amount of stupid pills,"
is well deserving of a considered response.
The CIA, the KKK and the USA
Ex lider del Ku Klux Klan Johnny Lee Clary habla sobre Wade Watts
(ex Ku Klux Klansman talking about the Klan)
What, Me? Racist?
Hilton sex slaves
Bill Quigley | Socialism?
The Rich Are Winning the US Class War:
Facts Show Rich Getting Richer, Everyone Else Poorer
Biggest Document Leak in History Exposes Real War
New Secret Files Detail Torture, Summary Executions and War Crimes
BREAKING: NEW WIKILEAKS RELEASE:
Civilian Deaths and Torture
WPost Downplays Iraq War Crimes:
"The judges at Nuremberg after World War II had a much deeper understanding
of the horrors of war than the neocon editors at the Washington Post do.
Assessing the barbarity unleashed by the Nazis, the Nuremberg Tribunal identified
“war of aggression” as “the supreme international crime differing only from
other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
WikiLeaks Exposes Rumsfeld's Lies
Iraq War Logs:
UN Demands Obama Investigate Torture
US Attack Kills Nine People In Pakistan:
In the first attack, a US drone fired missiles at a car in Machikhel area
of Mirali tehsil in North Waziristan, killing five militants, sources said.
Fort Hood soldier ordered to delete video of rampage
They Fled Away "Like Gangsters":
Murder and Greed in Baghdad
Are We Giving Our Soldiers Drugs That May
Make Them Kill Themselves?
Global Military Agenda:
Increased US-NATO Military Presence in Southeast Asia.
Completing Plans For Asian NATO
The Weaponization of Space: Corporate Driven Military
Unleashes Pre-emptive Wars
Obama's Robot Wars Endanger Us All
By Johann Hari
Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house
and blasted it to pieces. The plane has no pilot. It is controlled with a joystick
from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you.
It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family
and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops.
This is pretty good..please forward to anybody you know who might
even be thinking of voting republican.
Farewell Mon Amour:
Prospects on Democracy's Electoral Defeat
Henry A. Giroux, Truthout:
"In the midst of one of the greatest economic disasters the United States
has ever faced, the Gilded Age and its updated '"dreamwords" of consmption,
property and power' have returned from the dead with zombie-like vengeance.
Poised now to take over either one or two houses of Congress,
the exorbitantly rich along with their conservative ideologues wax nostalgically
for a chance to once again emulate that period in 19th century American history
when corporations ruled political, economic and social life, and an allegedly rugged entrepreneurial spirit prevailed unchecked by the power of government
regulations. Wild West, casino capitalism, unhampered by either ethical
considerations or social costs, has reinvented itself and become the politics
of choice in this election year."
Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda
to Take Over America,
Reject the Neo-American "Insurgents"
on Nov 2
Toxic substance, swastikas sent to
Rep. Grijalva's office
Greg Palast | SarahPAC Candidate
"Should Be in Jail"
Koch, Beck, Business Leaders Plot Election
Is This Election the Next Turn?
A Clash Over 'Lesser-Evil' Voting
Obama Too Smart,
Too Black for Declining America
The Ricky Ray Rector President
The Real Reason Obama Has Let Us All Down
The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama
Obama vs. the loonies
Conservatives' Big Hypocrisy:
Turning Women Candidates
(Who Are Anti-Sex and Anti-Woman) into Sex Symbols
Rand Paul's Bizarre College Fraternity
The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and
Bankers Fleeced America, and Launched a Global Crisis
When Banks Are the Robbers
The Bank of America Mortgage Settlement Fiasco
What Bank of America Isn't Saying
From Global Depression to Global Governance
The role of the corporate elites' secretive global think tanks
“Crisis is an Opportunity”:
Engineering a Global Depression to Create a Global Government
Great depression us tent cities in SACREMENTO CALIFORNIA
Janitors With Ph.D.s:
Why We're Spending Way Too Much on Higher Education
China Retaliates Again, Accuses US Of
“Out Of Control” Dollar Printing
The Financial Puzzle Behind 9/11
Educate-Yourself -The Freedom of Knowledge,
The Power of Thought
WikiLeaks proposed as first public target for U.S. govt cyberattack
America's Secret Government
Fort Detrick's anthrax mystery
What in the world are they spraying?
The Chemtrail/Geo-Engineering Coverup
RON PAUL CONFIRMS NEW WORLD ORDER!!!
Pentagon Fired On As America Nears All-Out Civil War
Evidence Refutes the Official 9/11 Investigation:
The Scientific Forensic Facts
Patent granted for starship propulsion drive
Reptilian Propaganda on the Streets of Bucharest
In lies we trust cia hollywood and bioterrorism
11 Freedoms that Drunks, Slackers, Prostitutes and Pirates Pioneered
and The Founding Fathers Opposed
Canadian colonel pleads guilty to murders, sex crimes
Masturbate for Peace
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
~ Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)
"On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break."
~ Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007)
"My philosophy of life is that the meek shall inherit nothing but debasement, frustration and ignoble deaths; that there is security in personal strength; that you can fight City Hall and win; that any action is better than no action, even if it's the wrong action; that you never reach glory or self-fulfillment unless you're willing to risk everything, dare anything, put yourself dead on the line every time; and that once one becomes strong or rich or potent or powerful it is the responsibility of the strong to help the weak become strong". - Harlan Ellison (09/08/1973)
"I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time... there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn't hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became". - Rosa Parks (1992)
"If there is some corner of the world which has remained peaceful, but with a peace based on injustices - the peace of a swamp with rotten matter fermenting in its depths - we may be sure that that peace is false. Violence attracts violence. Let us repeat fearlessly and ceaselessly: injustices bring revolt, either from the oppressed or from the young, determined to fight for a more just and more human world." - Dom Helder Camara(1971)
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.-Jean-Paul Sartre
"Power never takes a back step -- only in the face of more power." -- Malcolm X - Source: Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
"I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -- Lord Acton- (1834-1902), First Baron Acton of Aldenham - Source: to the bishop of London, 1887
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. - George Orwell (1903 - 1950), "Politics and the English Language", 1946
Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve... But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish that law without delay ... No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic. - Frederic Bastiat
All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate. - Isaiah Berlin
"... as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people.
Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more.
The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure.
There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever" Benjamin Franklin
"The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance". - Paul Johnson
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. - John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
"There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction." -- Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Author
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." -- Robert A. Heinlein -- (1907-1988) American writer
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole." - Malcolm X
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES:
Prince has announced that he's planning a tour that will kick off "on a purple day" in December.
At New York's Apollo Theater last night, the singer announcedto a packed audience that he and his band, the New Power Generation, will perform at "a series of events," dubbed "Welcome 2 America."
He said the tour is "best described as what we've all been waiting for." He told concertgoers to "bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gonna be funky."
Prince says the shows will feature funk, R&B and jazz artists including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway, Sheila E., Cassandra Wilson and Graham Central Station.
In a move that has been rumored for almost six months, it is now confirmed that Ric Ocasek and the Cars have officially reformed.
In late-July, a photo (below) showed up on the Cars' Facebook page with no description. In it were group members Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson apparently playing in a studio. Fans around the world took it as a sign that the original group was finally reforming.
Last week, the group put up another clue on Facebook, a 73-second snippet of a song calledBlue Tip.
Billboard is now reporting that engineer Paul Orofino confirmed the recording of a new album on the Pro Sound online message board. The message said that the group had recorded some new songs at his studio in Millbrook, NY with the four surviving members and Benjamin Orr's bass parts played and/or programmed by Orofino (Orr died of cancer in 2000). Unfortunately, it looks like the engineer may have let out the news too soon as the message has since been removed from the board.
A source has also told Billboard that the group is also strongly considering a tour in support of a new release.
The Cars broke up in 1988 but attempted to reform in 2005 as the New Cars with Todd Rundgren in place of Ocasek. Ocasek had stated numerous times he was not interested in getting back with the group, but it looks like time has softened his stance.
Meanwhile Elliott Easton is currently touring Australia as lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Thanks to Pal Joey
DISNEY DILEMMA: CUT KEITH FROM 'PIRATE' MOVIE AFTER BOOK TELL-ALL?
DISNEY executives are sweating it out as salty details of an upcoming book written by rocker/actor Keith Richards leak and splash.
The Rolling Stones guitarist has reprised his role as Captain Teague in the next installment of DISNEY'S 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN' franchise.
But now executives fear the rocker's shocking admissions in his new book, LIFE, may cause a firestorm and ignite a backlash around the family-friendly Magic Kingdom.
Among the concerns, Richards appears to detail how to safely get stoned: Use 'high-quality drugs' in moderation!
Richard writes: "It's not only the high quality of drugs I had that I attribute my survival to. I was very meticulous about how much I took. I'd never put more in to get a little higher. That's where most people f**k up on drugs."
One well-placed entertainment source explains that Snow White may end up dumping her Dopey!
"They very well could end up cutting Keith out of the new movie over this," claims the insider.
The book reached #2 on AMAZON's hit list late Thursday
Thanks to Dave Basner for these news stories......
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD REUNITE FOR SHOW
For the first time since 1968, Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, also known as Buffalo Springfield, shared a stage together. It happened at Saturday’s Bridge School Benefit, where the trio performed classics like “Mr. Soul” and “Rock and Roll Woman,” rarities like “Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It” and “Burned,” and of course, their hit, “For What It’s Worth.” Crosby, Stills & Nash drummer Joe Vitale stepped in for the late Dewey Martin and longtime Young bassist Rick Rosas replaced the late Bruce Palmer
A JEFF BECK LIVE ALBUM
Last April, Jeff Beck performed an exclusive concert in front of just 200 people at the GRAMMY Museum in L-A and today, you can buy a CD of that performance. It’s called Live and Exclusive from the GRAMMY Museum and includes “Hammerhead,” “A Day in the Life,” “People Get Ready,” “Nessun Dorma” and five other tracks, all of which Beck told us he approves of (See Related Cut #1). Get your copy now at Amazon.com.
ZEP FANS PAY BIG BUCKS FOR PAGE’S BOOK
It seems Led Zeppelin fans didn’t bat an eye at the 780 dollar price tag on guitarist Jimmy Page’s photographic autobiography – all 25-hundred copies of the limited-edition books have been sold, and they haven’t even been released yet. Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page includes 650 photos of the rocker as well as text he wrote. Learn more about it at LedZeppelin.com.
KEITH AND MICK ARE STILL “GREAT FRIENDS”
Keith Richards has been in the news lately after word got out that in his new autobiography, Life, he says his Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger is “unbearable” and has a small penis. Well Keith told RollingStone.com that he and the singer are still “great friends” and while Mick was “a bit peeved about this and that,” they “still want to work together” and have even discussed more activity from the band in 2011. Life hits shelves on Tuesday.
• In the book, Keith also reveals that he hasn’t been in Mick’s dressing room in over 20 years.
RONNIE WOOD NEARLY PASSED OUT AT SHOW
Ronnie Wood almost passed out during a performance in London this week. After the show, he told Bang Showbiz that he got so distracting “thinking of the chords and the words and singing” that he forgot to breathe and nearly fainted. The Rolling Stones guitarist added that it wasn’t the first time something like that happened. Previously, he was on the radio singing and said at the time he thought, “I’m gonna f***ing die!” and realized he had to breathe or else he was going to “keel over.” Read more at BangShowbiz
DEEP PURPLE EPKS
On November 2nd, Deep Purple will put out a pair of electrifying releases. The first is a reissue of their Deepest Purple compilation which will now include a bonus DVD boasting a range of video clips presented by keyboardist Jon Lord. The second is the 30th anniversary re-release of their classic album, Come Taste the Band. That features the remastered record, a single edit of “You Keep on Moving,” and a disc of remixed tracks from the LP plus two previously unreleased instrumental tracks from the recording sessions. Excited? Check out 20-minute long electronic press kits for both sets by searching YouTube for “Deep Purple EPK.”
PROCOL HARUM REISSUES
Next month, four of Procol Harum’s best albums will be reissued with some bonus tracks. Grand Hotel, Exotic Birds and Fruit, Procol’s Ninth and Something Magic will all be re-released with extra songs, including raw versions of album tracks. Singer Gary Brooker told us what he thinks about when he hears the band’s early music.
(Cut #1) “I think really, I can always picture oneself in the studio at the time. It throws you back to the actual event of making of these records.”
The Procol Harum reissues come out on November 1st. The band will also be touring throughout North America next month. Learn more at ProcolHarum.com.
LENNON AND ONO’S FLAT IS HISTORIC
The London apartment that John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared in 1968 is now a historic landmark. According to NME.com, Yoko unveiled a plaque outside the Motagu Square home this weekend, saying she was “very honored” to do it. Originally, Ringo Starr bought the flat, then rented it out to Paul McCartney and later Jimi Hendrix before Lennon and Ono moved in. The pair shot the naked cover of Two Virgins there.
JOHNNY CASH MEMORABILIA AUCTION
A handful of Johnny Cash memorabilia is going under the gavel. Guitars, a harmonica, a passport, a briefcase, handwritten lyrics and poems, and the blue jumpsuit Johnny wore to rehearse his performance at San Quentin State Prison are all up for bids in the auction. Items are on view in L-A now before the December 5th sale, which partially benefits MusiCares, the charity that helps musicians in need. Learn more at JuliensAuctions.com.
BUY THE CHELSEA HOTEL
Want to buy the hotel where Bob Dylan wrote “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” and where Sid Vicious allegedly killed girlfriend Nancy Spungen? Well now you can. New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, where artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison spent time, is for sale. Reuters reports an asking price has not been announced.
U2 PLAY NASHVILLE FOR FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 30 YEARS
U2 hasn’t played Nashville, Tennessee in 29 years, but the Irish band is heading down south next year. The group’s 360º Tour will stop at the Vanderbilt Stadium in Music City on July 2nd. Florence and the Machine is set to open the show. More details can be found now at U2.com.
HARRISON’S ALL THINGS MUST PASS VINYL RE-ISSUE
Four decades have gone by since George Harrison’s iconic All Things Must Pass came out and to mark the anniversary, a remastered, limited-edition 3-LP vinyl set is coming out. The All Things Must Pass 40th anniversary album also features a poster and a lift-top box. It’s due out on November 26th exclusively at Record Store Day-participating independent music retailers. Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com
PINK FLOYD COULD RE-UNITE?
Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason has revealed that he believes Pink Floyd would reunite for the right charity. According to Planetrock.com, the drummer revealed that he believes Roger Waters and David Gilmour would also be open to the idea of getting back together for the right cause. "I think it would be a very nice way for a band to gently move towards retirement, by doing shows absolutely for charity rather than for more income," he told the BBC. Waters and Gilmour have already played together this year at a charity event for the Hoping Foundation. There the band played four songs together for the first time since 2005’s Live 8. Waters has also announced that Gilmour will likely join him onstage at one of his forthcoming Wall tour dates next year.
THE DOORS: LIVE IN VANCOUVER 1970
The Doors: Live In Vancouver 1970 will be released next month. The show was recorded on June 6th, 1970 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia. This set features a guest performance from blues legend Albert King on guitar for three songs including “Little Red Rooster” and “Rock Me.” The show also features the band playing classics like “Roadhouse Blues,” “Five to One,” “When the Music’s Over” and “Love Me Two Times.” The Doors: Live in Vancouver 1970 will be released on November 23rd.
STAMOS DESCRIBES BEACH BOYS MOVIE
We recently reported that a movie set to the music of the Beach Boys is being created and now, producer John Stamos, who’s played drums with the group, is talking about the project. Stamos told Billboard that the film will take place in Southern California probably around 1967. He explained, “Vietnam was looming, which sort of gives way to the background of the story, and we wanted to be able to tap into all the music that came before that.” Don’t expect any Wilson family drama in the movie though – it will focus on the harmonies and is “completely non-biographical.” Susannah Grant, who wrote Erin Brockovich, is penning the screenplay. John hopes to have the film out before the end of next year, which marks the group’s 50th anniversary
WATTS: STONES WILL TOUR WHEN THEY’RE BORED
When will the Rolling Stones head out on tour? Charlie Watts told Billboard, “Well, it’s always been ‘next year’ – it’s been like that for two years.” He added, ‘We’ll go on the road when Keith’s [Richards] bored…and Ronnie’s [Wood] bored. At the moment, they’re both not bored. Bored enough, I mean.”
THE BIGGEST ALBUM BLOOPERS
There are times when a band heads into the studio with lyrics in hand and wind up recording with totally different words. Sometimes it’s an accident and Gibson.com has compiled the ten best times when those mistakes made the final release. Topping their Rock and Roll Bloopers list is David Lee Roth, who butchered a lyric on Van Halen’s “Everybody Wants Some.” Instead of singing, “I’ve seen a lot of people just looking for a moonbeam,” the rocker crooned gibberish that sounded like, “Ya take a moople-ah, wookie pah-a moopie.” Van Halen liked the vibe of the new line and kept it. Read more at Gibson.com.
Stu Cook, the bass player for Creedence Clearwater Revival, says the CCR record label Fantasy Records has bastardized the Creedence catalogue.
Fantasy Records re-issued the Creedence albums last year with bonus tracks that have riled Stu. “I’m not too thrilled about the bogus tracks,” he tells Undercover News. “They did not consult us about that. We were not involved in anyway in putting those together. A lot of it is trash”.
The bonus songs used on the reissued albums were content that Creedence rejected from the original albums. “It was stuff that wasn’t good enough. That is why it wasn’t released before,” he says. “Some collectors like it. They did a good job of remastering the original discs but they should have found some other way to release the other stuff. I don’t think it generated enough sales to warrant bastardizing the original albums”.
When he heard one of the bonus tracks, he realised that he wasn’t even on the it. “We were in the studio with Booker T. & The MGs just jamming, Stu said. “I listened to ‘Down On The Corner’ and thought “oh no, that can’t be me”, and it wasn’t. It was ‘Duck’ Dunn playing the bass and every third note is a mistake. Why did they do that? What is the redeeming value of putting something like that out without even running it by a musician? It was poor taste, poor judgement and only about the bottom line. They would have done much better if they got the artist involved”.
The history between Creedence and Fantasy Records was well documented in the 70s. Fantasy has a new owner with Concord Music, but the problems still exist. “Fantasy are pathetic and the people who bought them are pathetic,” he says. “It’s the same story. The only time you are happy with a label is when they think they need you. Then they treat you right. The rest of the time it is “get in line and shut up. I actually prefer the old Fantasy to the new Fantasy
Thanks to Al Kooper
The freewheelin' Bruce Langhorne: A musician and master chef
Bob Dylan wrote 'Mr Tambourine Man' about him, and he played guitar on many of the singer's greatest hits. He collaborated with Joan Baez and Harry Belafonte, wrote a string of brilliant film scores, and even created the world's greatest chilli sauce. So why has nobody heard of the great Bruce Langhorne?
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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