On Saturday, December 1st, at the beautiful Uncle's Awa Club
at the end of the road in Kalapana close to the lava fields on the
Big Island of Hawaii, we are co-organizing a memorable 3rd Stone
presentation of the Flashback (to) Freedom Festival from noon to late
that night. Four excellent bands will be accenting the ocean breezes
with the sounds of Hawaiian, World, Reggae, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead,
Jimi Hendrix, Dylan, Beatles and more. Besides the music there
will be activities for all ages, presentations of environmental issues,
sustainable living, alternative energy, the Kingdom of Hawaii, art,
a world class circus, an Indian dance performance, light show,
guest speakers, healthy food, clowns, comedy, fire spinning, face
painting and other surprises for only a suggested $5 donation
(free for children). If you live on the island, we look forward to seeing
you there. If not, and are thinking of travel to the Big Island of Hawaii
at that time, we invite you coming to this excellent and festive
orientation which will highlight the word "unity" in community.
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LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
Cannabis Cup - circa: Nov. 20-24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands , 11/20/2
World RainBow Gathering December 2012
Prophecy Welcome Home Worlds Largest Historic Global
2012 Magic Love Bus Journey
Ecuador medicine tour February 2013
with Margaret de wys, author of Black Smoke,
A Woman's Journey of Healing
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of Cannabis?
[In memoriam - from the Archives] Prof. Marlene Dobkin de Rios interview – "Ayahuasca, Panacea or Epidemic?" – #027 By Jan Irvin "I had emailed with Prof. de Rios a few months ago and she had informed me of her cancer and ongoing chemotherapy. Today I’ve been informed by Prof. John Hoopes that she has succumbed to her cancer. Originally released April 19, 2009. RIP, Marlene. Her last email to me read"
Interview with Psilocybin Solution author Simon G. Powell. "...I found myself divining some kind of purposeful intelligence intrinsic to both life and the evolutionary process that engineers life. These notions of ‘natural intelligence’ filled my inner world and continued to grow unchecked despite the contrary opinions of esteemed thinkers like Richard Dawkins. I thus found myself becoming more and more alienated from scientific orthodoxy, which sees evolution as a totally dumb and mindless process. When you hold the opposing view thatlife is a kind of intelligent technology built by an intelligent nature, the social consequences can be crippling."
Howard G. Charing on 'The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo'
Timothy Leary and Harvard, Reunited At Last
On the Huxleys, Gordon Wasson, Terence McKenna, Esalen, Psychedelics, 2012 & Mind Control "A video explaining my latest short article on "How Darwin, Huxley, and the Esalen Institute launched the 2012 and psychedelic revolutions -- and began one of the largest mind control operations in history"
The Dream Shaman of Switzerland. If you want to know what a dream shaman of the West would be like, consider Carl Jung, as he is now revealed in his Red Book. He harvested the material for The Red Book -- which, with its fine calligraphy and vivid illustrations and decorative features, resembles a medieval illuminated manuscript -- from the journals and "black books" he kept during the years of his "confrontation with the unconscious," when he walked the razor's edge between madness and genius.
Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God. Richard Dawkins has made his name as the scourge of organised religion who branded the Roman Catholic Church "evil" and once called the Pope "a leering old villain in a frock".
Voters in Washington and Colorado legalize recreational marijuana
Cannabis Roots - The Hidden History of Marijuana
High Times news
Pot Arrest Every 42 Seconds in the US
Marijuana legalization victories could be short-lived."This is a symbolic victory for (legalization) advocates, but it will be short-lived," Kevin Sabet, a former adviser to the Obama administration's drug czar, told reporters. Votes making Colorado and Washington the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories for pot backers because the federal government will fight them.
Jim Fadiman: Researcher in the Sky with Diamonds: The trajectory of his multifaceted career started in a Paris café in 1961, when his favorite Harvard professor offered him two pills of the chemical that puts the magic in magic mushrooms, turning his world around. Several years later, Fadiman conducted research on LSD at Harvard in one of the last legal studies of the drug before its use in research was made illegal.
‘Plants of the Gods’ by Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann and Christian Rätsch
John Lennon wrote Tomorrow Never Knows in January 1966, with lyrics adapted from the book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Ralph Metzner, which in turn was adapted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead. George Harrison and Paul McCartney confirmed this, stating that they and Lennon had visited the newly opened Indica bookshop — Lennon was looking for a copy of The Portable Nietzsche — and Lennon had found a copy of The Psychedelic Experience that contained the lines: "When in doubt, relax, turn off your mind, float downstream"
CHEMICAL EUPHORIA AND HUMAN DIGNITY
The Real You - Alan Watts
The Moses-Dionysus Connection
Evidence of the Gods:
Islands in the Pacific By Erich Von Däniken
Amy Wallace on her life in the tragic cult of Carlos Castaneda
An excerpt from Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality
Our friend Robin Youngblood is a wonderful teacher of shamanic ways of
Native Americans and minister of Church of the Earth
Church of the Earth: "Awakening the family of humanity"
How To Create An Altar
An American Musical Icon:
Jerry Garcia Documentary With Unreleased Footage Directed
By Noted Rockumentarian Malcolm Leo Seeking Funding On Kickstarter
Summer of Love posters
A collection unlike others. New archive at Harvard chronicles cultural backdrop of sex, drugs
NBC's 'Revolution' snares Led Zeppelin songs
A taster from the documentary
'RAINBOW BRIDGE REVISITED' with original film cast members
Steppenwolf - Monster
RICHARD BONE Father of Pearl
How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Help Dr. Bronner's Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana
Chemtrails. The Realities of Geoengineering and Weather Modification
Four teenage girls in Africa have invented a generator powered by pee
India unveils new version of ‘world’s cheapest tablet’. India has launched a new version of its ultra-low-cost tablet computer with a quicker processor and an improved battery, on sale to students at the subsidised price of $20
How Fitness Protects Aging Brains Forget Crosswords, This is the Best "Workout for Your Brain"
Does Sugar Kill?
How the Sugar Industry Hid the Toxic Truth For decades, the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill?
Ignore This Medical Test, and Your Health May Actually Improve.
For Every Life Saved by Mammograms, 3-10 Women are Over diagnosed and Unnecessarily Treated
Attacks Your Natural Immunity - Is This What's Behind These Recent Disease Outbreaks?
To Stem Mumps Outbreak, Doctors Recommend a Third Vaccination Despite Ineffectiveness of MMR Vaccine and Lawsuit Claiming Fraud.
Millions of GMO Mosquitoes Released Without Risk Assessment or Oversight
Sitting Less May Be Key for Maximum Longevity
7 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Home...Including the kitchenware 70% use, the product most women use on a daily basis and absorb almost 5 pounds of annually, the substance that doubles a woman's breast cancer risk, and the foods that can increase your BPA levels by 1,000% in a mere 5 days..
The Ultimate Antioxidant:
Fight Premature Aging for Free. Do you notice you feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth? Recent research has explained why this happens.
Why the AMA is So Terrified of This Health Care. Documentary Reveals How the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry Conspire to Maintain a Failing Business Model
Consumer Reports Unveils Man-Made Epidemic That Could Kill Over 2.25 Million Americans.
Hospital Errors Kill Well Over 180,000 Americans Annually – Why are Super-Safe Supplements
and Natural Health Under Attack?
Drinking this Common Beverage Could Turn Your Body into a Formaldehyde FactoryToxicology Expert Explains Why Aspartame is so Dangerous to Your Health
Millions May Be Drinking Their Way to Cancer, Says Hushed-Up New Study (Not via Alcohol)
Aspartame Associated with Increased Risk of Blood Cancers in Long-Term Human Study
Mayhem in Gaza - Live Updates.
Israeli Attack Kills Hamas Military Chief And 8 Other People In Gaza.
Israeli assassination of Jabari has 'opened the gates of hell'
'All Options on the Table' as Israel Launches 'Operation Pillar of Cloud'. Multiple airstrikes already started, ground invasion may follow. Israel has launched the start of a new war on Gaza "that will continue and grow," pounding the blockaded area with an aerial assault including multiple airstrikes on Wednesday
Israel Would Have Us Believe That These People Are Terrorists.
Pictures Of Children Killed and Injured By Israeli Attack On Gaza November 14, 2012
My Visit to Gaza, the World's Largest Open-Air Prison. Gaza is the world's largest open-air prison, where some 1.5 million people on a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land are subject to random terror and arbitrary punishment. Zionists argue that Arabs have no real reason to be in Palestine - they can be just as happy somewhere else and should leave.
Bomb Iran? No. Bomb Gaza? Yes!
Launching a war, for the IDF, is child's play. Tel Aviv just had to kill a few Palestinian civilians like the dangerous soccer terrorist -- and send in some extra tanks. Gaza factions had to respond -- and they targeted Israeli soldiers (not civilians). That was the perfect excuse for Tel Aviv to go on a rampage
The Fuller Story. In this report to readers and members of The Shalom Center, I will be filling in that back story with reports from the Israeli and Palestinian press. Then I will include a brief and trenchant comment by Uri Avnery, veteran Israeli peace activist and former member of Knesset who has been committed to a two-state peace settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for four decades
Made in USA:
Bombs & Rockets on Gaza
"Sticks in Vaginas:" This Is What a Massacre Looks Like. Other attachments included a detailed internal summary of militia groups operating in eastern Congo
Fighting ‘Terrorism’ or Repressing Democracy?
Britain’s System of Mass Surveillance The British government’s plans to monitor the entire population’s electronic communication
Protesters try to disrupt Greek-German meeting
60 migrants feared drowned off Bangladesh. Around 60 suspected illegal migrants are feared drowned after an overcrowded boat carrying them to Malaysia capsized off the Bangladeshi coast.
British Have Invaded Nine Out of Ten Countries
By Jasper Copping
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history,
new research has found.
Issues and Alibis news
9/11: It’s Never Too Late for the Truth
Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. We Dare You.
Thompson writes: "Let's back away from the secession ledge for a moment, see if we can’t find a compromise."
The People Vs. the War on Drugs:
Filmmaker Tackles the "Predatory Monster". The idea that the drug war has been with us for 40 years, we've spent a trillion dollars on it, we've had 45 million drug arrests and we have nothing to show for it."
Part 2 Lawrence Wilkerson Transcript;
Military Power-- More Dangerous, Worse Than A Coup.That's how we perceive the world now, is nails, and the Pentagon is the hammer. That's what I mean by an insidious takeover of power that is not even recognized the way a coup would be, the way Musharraf, took over in Islamabad. No , this is something that just happens, and it directs American policy towards war, in an increased and ever dangerous manner and we wind up one day with no money left, no economy...
FBI's Abuse of the Surveillance State Is the Real Scandal.
"It appears that the FBI not only devoted substantial resources, but also engaged in highly invasive surveillance, for no reason other than to do a personal favor for a friend of one of its agents, to find out who was very mildly harassing her by email."
US Was Holding and Interrogating "Prisoners" at Benghazi Annex. The US was holding and interrogating Libyan, Arab and African prisoners in Benghazi
Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation. If these planners have their way, Chicago's South Side will soon remake itself as a greenbelt studded with a network of urban farms
How Google Is Helping the Gas Lobby Support Fracking.
Ads on Google have placed pro-fracking propaganda at the top of Google search results and into the middle of an important discussion on the environmental impacts of fracking. The practice raises important questions about the role of search engines in the new media world.
Top Ten True Costs of BP Gulf Oil Spill. Cole writes:
"Not only is the monetary damage, in harm to fishing and tourism, substantial, but the damage to quality of life and to marine life and fisheries is unacceptably high."
Oil rig catches fire in the Gulf, two reported dead.
A fire started up this morning on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. It's now been put out, but not before at least two workers were killed
BP agrees to settlement reportedly including billions in fines, manslaughter charges
DID PROP 37 REALLY LOSE OR WAS IT VOTE FRAUD?
Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?
Warrior for the People Is Dead at 72 "What the American Indian Movement says is that the American Indians are the Palestinians of the United States, and the Palestinians are the American Indians of Europe."
Chicago's New Lady Labor Slugger Reactivates Social Movement Unionism. The Chicago Teachers Union strike marks the beginning of a rollback for 40 years of neo liberal interference in public education and hearkens to teachers' struggles in the beginning of the last century
This is what American companies that outsource count on. Buy American made.During a factory workers protest in Bangladesh capital Dhaka the police brutally abused both adults and children. Many of the children that got hit with batons are sewing clothes for big western companies. They went out on the streets to complain about the extremely low wages and horrible conditions.
Naomi Klein | Shameless Disaster Capitalism.
"This catastrophe very likely created by climate change-a crisis born of the colossal regulatory failure to prevent corporations from treating the atmosphere as their open sewer-is just one more opportunity for more deregulation."
Doctors without Border on first US mission.
The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, they are on their first mission in the United States - helping victims of Sandy
Displaced Sandy residents:
FEMA 'shelter' like prison camp with 'Blackhawk helicopters flying over day and night' --No media allowed inside fenced complex --Officials turned off WiFi; cops unplugged iPhones after learning people were contacting press
Will Obama Fulfill His 2007 Promise to Label GMOs?
"Back in 2007 during his campaign tour, Obama addressed the serious issue of GMOs with a promise that he would immediately 'let folks know' whether or not they are consuming GMOs through proper labeling."
The American Public Is Doing a 180 on Marijuana Prohibition...How Come the Politicians Aren't? Public opinion on marijuana is moving fast, and pols will eventually follow
Applebee’s CEO Threatens to Fire Employees and Freeze Hiring Because of Obamacare
No Conspiracy Theory -- A Small Group of Companies Have Enormous Power Over the World
A major scientific study identified a number of companies with outsized control over a huge portion of the earth's economy
Powerful "Special Interest Groups" Won Again. The election was about nothing except who gets to serve the interest groups. The wars were not an issue in the election. Washington’s provoking of Iran, Russia, and China by surrounding them with military bases was not an issue. The unconstitutional powers asserted by the executive branch to detain citizens indefinitely without due process and to assassinate them on suspicion alone were not an issue in the election. The sacrifice of the natural environment to timber, mining, and energy interests was not an issue, except to promise more sacrifice of the environment to short-term profits. Out of one side of the mouth came the nonsense promise of restoring the middle class while from the other side of the mouth issued defenses of the off shoring of their jobs and careers as free trade. The inability to acknowledge and to debate real issues is a threat not only to the United States but also to the entire world
The Why Behind the Benghazi Attack.
The story behind the Benghazi attack was not the political cover-up that the Right has pushed, but rather how the U.S. consulate had grown into a CIA base, making it an inviting target for militants. The primary security failure was in not anticipating the danger, writes ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman.
Americans in Pakistan meet with families of victims Obama says don't exist
HSBC Caught in New Drug Money Laundering Scandal.
Grenade burns sleeping girl as SWAT team raids Billings home
Right to share food
"At Watercorps we provide bulk drinking water to the homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row Los Angeles"
Occupy the Prison-Industrial Complex
Court Shatters Monsanto's Contamination Story.
How a Lone Farmer Prevailed Against One of the Most Powerful Companies on the Planet
Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawai'i:
Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare
David Versus Monsanto (The Globalist Slow Kill Bio weapons Division)
Californians, So Easily Intimidated.
"What a field day for Monsanto, come to California and intimidate voters into doing exactly what they are told to do. Amazing, great job by the world's most ruthless corporations." It started with a simple question and a simple answer. Do the people of California have the right to know if the food products they are buying contain Genetically Modified (GM) food products? The answer on September 27th was Yes, by a 2 to 1 margin. But six weeks later on November 6th, it went down to defeat by a 47% to 53% margin. How? Fear, intimidation, ignorance and lack of resolve on the part of the people of the state of California. Yes, the corporations with a vested interest in defeating Prop 37 where able to marshal a 44 million dollar war chest, and they could have spent 44 million more had they chosen to do so. But the people of California failed to stand their ground, failed to defend their right to know what is in the food they are buying.
Did Under-educated Californians Vote to Give their Kids Cancer or Did Monsanto Rig the Vote? Pre-election polls showed that California Proposition 37 was heading for a sizable victory. Monsanto, a corporation whose products kill, saw a fortune sliding away and engaged in campaign of lies and fraud to defeat the proposition. Did the fraud extend to vote rigging or do Californians want plausible deniability as they poison their kids?
From KXL Pipeline-Lies, Cover-up,Corruption Equal.... Environmental DISASTER! It took just a half day of inquiry to figure out that TransCanada is hiding something regarding its surreptitious construction of the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL). The first day of examination showed that they are hiding a lot
Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing
Wall Street's Plan to Push Obama to Betray Those Who Elected Him.
Through its lobbying group Third Way and media mouthpieces, Wall Street is determined to destroy the social safety net
Beyond Bayonets and Battleships:
Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power
Mistaking Killing and Revenge for Justice
The Petraeus Affair vs. the CIA’s Long Criminal History.
The Petraeus Affair has demonstrated yet again how a sex scandal story can be fed into the U.S. media to serve both as a trigger for "political assassination" and as "the tree hiding the forest." Even though what lies behind the salacious smoke screen is still the object of speculation, most of those speculations are more credible than a simple extramarital affair
Petraeus Mistress Suggests Benghazi Attack Was Aimed At Secret CIA Prison.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus may have told his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell what really happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012
Now US Navy is arming drone boats. While the US Air Force's drones have been firing all sorts of air-to-surface missiles and bombs for roughly a decade now, the Navy took a big step toward getting in on the action last week when it launched six Israeli-made Spike missiles from an unmanned 36-foot motorboat.
ALL AMERICA NEEDS TO SEE THIS!
OBAMA'S DRONE WAR ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN!
IT WORKS! COMPUTERS FRIED BY EMP-LIKE BLAST.
A pre-programmed cruise missile not too different from a drone has been proven to be capable of blasting out an EMP-type microwave that was able to destroy personal computers and electrical systems inside a building over which it was flying
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940)
was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history
US Says Iran Fired on US Drone Over Gulf. How Dare Iran!!!.
Don't those pesky Iranians know that they were firing at an aircraft of the Divienely Mandated Most Exceptional Nation Ever?
Watch Bill Maher on Election 2012:
'White People Vote For White People Like It's Going Out Of Style'
The comedian takes on the GOP's demographics problem.
The 6 Most Bizarre Freakouts Over Obama's Re-Election
Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.
The two candidates gave their take on international issues and foreign policy. Stein opened the debate by answering a question about the economy and the outsourcing of American jobs. She asserted that that while some might blame companies like Mitt Romney's firm Bain Capital, President Barack Obama is equally responsible for jobs being sent overseas while wages are driven down at home. Stein said that foreign aid must be changed from present policy, which mostly consists of arms deals."Foreign aid," Johnson said, "is poor people in this country giving money to rich people in foreign countries. It goes to prop up dictatorships that have American interests at heart."
Marginalized Progressives, Small Acts and Making a Difference.
"Once this damned election is over, we need to get to work-- supporting Occupy, supporting progressive people-- whatever party they are a part of. At the end of the day, on election day, Dennis Kucinich will be on his way out. Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown will be alone in the senate"
Who is the worst civil liberties president in US history?
Wars maximize a political leader's power. The absurd contortions invoked by President Obama to fight a war in Libya not only in the absence of Congressional approval, but in the face of formal Congressional disapproval, belongs high on the list of his worst and likely most enduring civil liberties
Watch Mitt Romney Explain How Jesus Will Reign for 1,000 Years When He Returns, in Jerusalem... and Missouri Video emerges of Romney citing the thinking of a wildly fringe conspiracy theorist and his belief in the strange intricacies of the Mormon faith
The S&M Election.Our masters rely on our labor to make them wealthy, on our children for cannon fodder in war and on our collective chants for adulation. They would otherwise happily slip us rat poison. When they retreat into their inner sanctums, which they keep hidden from public view, they speak in the cold words of manipulation, power and privilege, words that expose their visions of themselves as beyond the reach of morality or law
IMF’s Epic Plan to Conjure Away Debt and Dethrone Bankers
It's the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World
China and Russia are Acquiring Gold, Dumping US Dollars
Is God a Civil Libertarian?
How the American Surveillance State Devoured General Petraeus. That the stars of America's national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice
Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts – Homeland Youth
When a Celebrated Activist Turns Out to Be an Informant.
August revelations about the true identity of a late member of the Black Panthers, who also provided the party with its first guns, has raised public awareness about the FBI's domestic intelligence practices and may create pressure for the release of more information.
The men behind Barack Obama part 1
The Truth About Voting
2012 Olympic mascot The All-Seeing Eye reigns in New World Order.
There is something very unsettling about the new 2012 Olympic mascot.
Massive Explosion Reported After CIA Drone Targets Indianapolis.
A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin this afternoon released by the Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) states that Kosmos 2479 detected the firing of two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles from a MQ-1 Predator drone yesterday being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the United States city of Indianapolis and at least two deaths.
Romney Pleads For Russian Help Over US Civil War Fears.
A bizarre Federal Security Services (FSB) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney sent to President Putin a seven-page letter this past week outlining future Russian-American goals under his potential administration, but also asked for "help and guidance" as he stated his fears of a soon coming "civil war" in his country
Ron Paul Speaks Out Against Bilderberg Takeover
Childhood Memory Implants
The Disclosure Project
The Biggest UFO Event In History
Wild gorilla encounter
Arizona woman runs down husband with car for not voting: police
Texas town adds sugar to water supply to encourage residents to drink more water
George Carlin Doesn't vote Everybody complains about politicians.
Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out
Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama
Thousands of roaches invade Hawaii neighborhood
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS:
Rare John Lennon letter to Eric Clapton up for auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Lennon held out the promise he could bring out more musical greatness in legendary guitarist Eric Clapton in a letter that could fetch as much as $30,000 when it is sold at auction next month, the organizers of the sale said on Monday.
The signed, hand-written letter by the Beatle, who died in 1980 at the age of 40, is one of a selection from some of the world's great musicians that will go under the hammer in Los Angeles at the Profiles in History auction on December 18.
In a draft letter dated September 29, 1971, Lennon expressed his respect and admiration for British guitarist Clapton and suggested that they form a band together.
"Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music. I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together," Lennon wrote in the letter.
The letter will hold special significance for Beatles fans as auctioneer Joe Maddalena said it was widely known that there were problems in the Fab Four's relationships with each other, and that Clapton had almost become a Beatle.
Clapton played in the Plastic Ono Band, formed by Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the breakup of the Beatles in 1970. He also played on the George Harrison song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", which was on the Beatles' White Album.
"There was a point in time when George Harrison thought about leaving the band and his replacement was Clapton, so this letter is a link of what could have been," Maddalena said.
TOWNSHEND WALKS OFF DURING WHO SHOW
The Who were once known as the Loudest Band in the World, but during the encore of the band’s show in Sunrise, Florida on Monday, guitarist Pete Townshend left the stage because the sound levels onstage where "too loud."
STILLS ON EFFECTS OF BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD TOUR CANCELLATION
Buffalo Springfield had planned to tour the country this year but Neil Young wound up scrapping the trek so he could focus on new projects with his band Crazy Horse Working with Neil is a privilege, not a right." He went on to say that he did not think Buffalo Springfield would tour again
HENDRIX’S WOODSTOCK SET COMING TO THEATERS
There were many amazing performances at the 1969 Woodstock festival, but one that probably sticks out the most is Jimi Hendrix’s set. The rocker would have turned 70 this month so to celebrate, for the first time ever, the legendary guitarist’s performance at the event will be shown in theaters. A special-edition theatrical presentation, assembled from an archive of footage by Academy Award-winning director Michael Wadleigh, will hit the silver screen in select theaters on November 26th. The movie also features interviews with band members and Woodstock organizer Michael Lang. Find out if it will be showing near you at JimiHendrix.com.
ZEPPELIN’S CELEBRATION DAY RETURNING TO THEATERS
On October 17th, thousands of Led Zeppelin fans headed to the theaters to check out Celebration Day, the concert film of the band’s 2007 reunion gig. It was Zep lovers’ one chance to see the movie on the silver screen… until now. Due to popular demand, it’s coming back to theaters across the globe. You can now see it on the big screen on November 13th. If you don’t want to venture out though, it’ll be out on DVD on the 19th. Learn more and see where it’s playing near you at LedZeppelin.com.
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:
"Its kind of amazing and inspiring to see people managing somehow to survive, as essentially caged animals, and subject to constant, random, sadistic punishment only to humiliate them" - Noam Chomsky
"You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once-there has to be a limit" - Edward W. Said
"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews." - Albert Einstein
"The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law" - Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
"Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls." - Victor Hugo - (1802-1885)
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. " - John Lennon
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that is wants to live humbly for one." - Wilhelm Stekel
"We must admit in ourselves that our own children's future cannot be built on the misfortunes of others.
We must recognize that this short life can neither be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge." - Robert F. Kennedy
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." - Dalai Lama XIV
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