To celebrate the release of Tubular Bells and Mike Oldfield: The Collection, there was an international event on Saturday 6th June, which saw eight countries around the Globe taking part on BELL DAY.
In the UK, the British Music Experience at the 02 hosted a spectacular event - The Handbell Ringers of Great Britain Vs The Orb. The 29-piece handbell ensemble played a version of Tubular Bells while The Orb DJ'ed a Orbular Bells set. People came from all over the country to watch and then join in on amassed handbells.
Elsewhere bells rang in Sydney, Australia (at the Opera House – the iconic multi-venue performing arts centre), in Berlin, Germany (at the Berlin Victory Column / Siegessäule - the location were Mike Oldfield performed the legendary Millennium Bell concert on New Years Eve Y2K), in Belgium, Brussels (at the Atomium monument - built of spheres which are connected by tubes), in Japan, Yokohama (at the Hokutenin Temple, one of the traditional Japanese Temples), Buenos Aires, Argentina (at the Floralis Generica sculpture at ‘Plaza de las Naciones’ – the new monument and symbol of Buenos Aires), in Beijing, China & the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mike Oldfield was in great praise of the day, and rang his own bell from his boat, moored off America.
The release of Tubular Bells - available in seven physical and digital formats out now - marks the first catalogue releases from the legendary artist since Mercury acquired his catalogue in 2007, and marks the start of a comprehensive reissue campaign.
Rhode Island's The Low Anthem have been riding a wave of critical acclaim of late. The band recently reissued their 2009 LP Oh My God, Charlie Darwin LP on Nonesuch and were in New York after playing at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee.
We had originally planned to shoot a song backstage at the Bowery Ballroom (to circumvent the venue's $500 fee for filming bands during soundcheck) but time got away from us. We reconvened the following day between Ben's recording sessions in an Upper East Side courtyard. Jeff folded out his WWI portable pump organ and with the minimum of accompanying instrumentation the band ran through a majestic acoustic version of To The Ghosts Who Write History Books.
Shot and edited by Stuart Rogers with sound recorded by Douglas Q. Smith and mixed by Gylfi Blöndal.
1. Iron Man (2008) 8.0/10 (144653 votes)
2. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 8.5/10 (136716 votes)
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.8/10 (53792 votes)
...aka CE3K (1977) (USA: informal short title)
...aka The Special Edition: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1980) (USA: reissue title)
4. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) 7.2/10 (49272 votes)
...aka Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies (2005) (Europe: English title) (UK)
...aka Harold et Kumar chassent le burger (2004) (Canada: French title)
5. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) 7.3/10 (40585 votes)
6. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) 7.0/10 (37284 votes)
...aka Kick It Like Beckham (2002) (Germany)
7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 8.1/10 (30521 votes)
8. Around the World in 80 Days (2004) 5.6/10 (18369 votes)
...aka In 80 Tagen um die Welt (2004) (Germany)
9. Dragonball Evolution (2009) 3.3/10 (15778 votes)
...aka Chat lung jyu: Chyunsan jeunfa (2009) (Hong Kong: Cantonese title)
...aka D.B.E. (2009) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
...aka Dragonball: Evolution (2009) (USA)
...aka Qi long zhu: Quanxin jinhua (2009) (China: Mandarin title) (Hong Kong: Mandarin title)
10. Chung Hing sam lam (1994) 8.0/10 (14670 votes)
...aka Chongqing senlin (1994) (Hong Kong: Mandarin title)
...aka Chung King Express (1994) (Hong Kong: English title)
...aka Chungking Express (1995) (UK) (USA)
...aka Chungking Jungle (1994) (literal English title)
...aka Hong Kong Express (1995) (Europe: English title)
11. Se, jie (2007) 7.7/10 (13309 votes)
...aka Lust, Caution (2007) (USA)
...aka Se jie (2007) (China: Mandarin title)
12. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) 8.0/10 (10424 votes)
...aka Lagaan (2001) (India: Hindi title: short title)
...aka Land Tax (2001) (International: English title: informal literal title)
13. Monsoon Wedding (2001) 7.2/10 (10375 votes)
...aka Le mariage des moussons (2001) (France)
...aka Monsoon wedding - Matrimonio indiano (2001) (Italy)
14. Rang De Basanti (2006) 8.2/10 (10089 votes)
...aka Paint It Yellow (2006) (International: English title)
15. "Alias" (2001) TV Series 7.8/10 (9333 votes)
16. Taare Zameen Par (2007) 8.0/10 (8999 votes)
...aka Like Stars on Earth (2007) (USA: DVD title)
...aka Stars on Earth (2007) (International: English title)
...aka T.Z.P. (2007) (India: English title: informal short title)
...aka Taare Zameen Par: Every Child Is Special (2007) (India: Hindi title: long title)
17. The Namesake (2006) 7.5/10 (8797 votes)
18. Bride & Prejudice (2004) 6.2/10 (8660 votes)
...aka Balle Balle! Amritsar to L.A. (2004) (India: English title) (International: English title)
...aka Bride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical (2004) (International: English title: promotional title)
19. The Guru (2002) 5.5/10 (8505 votes)
...aka Le gourou et les femmes (2002) (France)
20. Efter brylluppet (2006) 7.9/10 (6759 votes)
...aka After the Wedding (2006) (International: English title)
...aka Efter bröllopet (2006) (Sweden)
21. Water (2005/I) 7.7/10 (6044 votes)
22. Sholay (1975) 7.6/10 (5870 votes)
...aka Embers (1975)
...aka Flames (1975)
...aka Flames of the Sun (1975)
23. A Passage to India (1984) 7.4/10 (5453 votes)
24. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) 8.2/10 (5389 votes)
...aka Do Your Thing (2001) (USA: TV title)
25. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) 7.9/10 (4943 votes)
...aka Lovers Will Walk Off with the Bride (1995) (UK: informal English title)
...aka The Big-Hearted Will Win the Bride (1995) (USA: informal English title)
...aka The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995) (USA: informal literal title)
26. Black (2005) 8.0/10 (4705 votes)
27. Swades: We, the People (2004) 8.4/10 (4627 votes)
...aka Desam (2004) (India: Tamil title: dubbed version)
Dan n' Jay round up some of this year's best holiday albums, including classic Christmas reissues from the Jackson 5 and Phil Spector.
See the collection: *******www.shockhound****/collections/holidaymusic?cm_re=Homepage-_-Panels-_-HolidayMusicCollection
Ominous Black - "Remember, in order to facilitate the separation of thought and time we chose to create the suffering that lies before us. We deserve it."(Previously Unreleased)
Live at the Millcreek Tavern in Philadelphia on March 5th 2010
Band Lineup: Ominous Black, Hull, We Thieves , The Empire Shall Fall.
Show Organized by: Kim Kelly
Sound guy: Dino
Equipment that we used this show:
(in case you're an equipment nerd like we are.)
1962 Fender Jazzmaster Reissue
1972 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Reissue
Ernie Beefy Slinkys 11-15-22p-30-42-54
Tuned to - A#-F-A#-D#-G-C
1988 Mesa Boogie 50 Caliber + Head
Emperor 6x12 Cabinet
W/ Jensen Electric Lightning 75 Watt Speakers
Pre 2008 Rat2 with Keeley Mod
Mxr Carbon Copy
Mxr Phaze 90
Boss Digital Dimension DC-3 (Blue Label)
Boss Digital Delay DD-3
Ernie Ball Volume Jr
Standard Mogami Cables
Fender Wide Jazz Picks
Danelectro DC Bass
Ernie Ball Strings
1979 Sunn Concert Lead
1976 Sunn Concert Slave
Custom Emperor 1x15/4x10 Cabinent W/ Eminence Speakers
Boss Octave OC-2 (Black Lable)
Moog Moogerfooger Bass Murf
Electro Harmonix Russian Made Big Muff
Boss Digital Delay DD-3
Boss Bass Chorus CEB-3
Ernie Ball Volume Jr
Standard Monster Cables
Dunlop Purple Extra Heavy Picks
Molecules Drums 20" Bass Drum With Remo Sound Control Head
Molecules Drums 18" Floor Tom With Remo Sound Control Head
Molecules Drums 12" Rack Tom With Remo Sound Control Head
Pork Pie 13"x5" Snare Drum - With Snares removed, Refinished at home, and Remo coated ambassador heads on both sides.
20" Meinl Byzantine Dark Ride
20" Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride
15" Zildjian A Custom HiHats
DW 5000 HiHat Stand
DW 7000 Bass drum pedal
Promark 2B unfinished sticks
To purchase: *******www.mosaicrecords****/prodinfo.asp?number=246-MD-CD
The mid fifties was a fertile time for jazz; fresh, original ensembles were taking shape all over the country. The Modern Jazz Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Jazz Messengers and the Ahmad Jamal Trio immediately come to mind. Among musicians, each group had its imitators and its creative disciples who took its innovations one step further.
But no group in this era was as pervasive in the 1957 incarnation of Jamal’s trio with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier. Like the Nat King Cole Trio of the previous decade, its influence penetrated so many different aspects of music. Jamal is first and foremost a pianist with a natural gift for the instrument. His technique, dynamics and control are something to behold, but the mind that manipulates what comes out of the piano is extraordinary. Like only the greatest of improvising artists, Jamal is a master architect, realizing what his mind conceives with seeming ease.
He certainly exercised a profound influence on pianists and his trio set a new standard for what the piano trio in jazz would aim for and achieve. His knack for finding obscure but viable material which lent itself to a jazz treatment was equal to that of Sonny Rollins and Jimmy Rowles. But when Ahmad put an overlooked tune into circulation, it often stayed in the jazz repertoire forever thereafter. And with songs like “Poinciana” and “Billy Boy,” it was Jamal’s unique and imaginative re-arrangement of the tune which would become the standard form with which to play the piece.
Much like Miles Davis (who incidentally was greatly influenced by him), his influence is felt in music that attempts to replicate his and in great music that sounds nothing like his. But unlike musicians of similar or even lesser impact, the music of the 1957-62 Ahmad Jamal Trio has been mysteriously and distressingly hard to come by, even in the “reissue everything” era of the Compact Disc.
The third installment in the "Chocolate sunshine" willy wonka music video project is also the craziest(it involves the infamous boat ride scene). This one stars the Queens of the stone age's classic hit "Feel good hit of the summer" off of their "Rated r". "Rated r" has just been reissued in a special 2cd edition. Check it out!
*******www.youtube****/watch?v=aSl9DthgP94 Fender Japan Squier Stratocaster are rare and highly sought after guitars. they are searched for golbally as thier sound and quality make them a collectable guitar. Enjoy this video on the great reasons to get a squier JV. Please see link above to get an up close view of the 57 Reissue strat Fender Japan Squier Stratocaster JV - Enjoy:)
"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") is a rock and roll song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing, it sounded good, so they added it to the song.
In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book Of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia. In the UK, the hit version was a cover by The Mudlarks.
In 1985, the song was covered on The Four Seasons (band) album Streetfighter.
In 1988, this tune became the new theme song for The Newlywed Game, when Paul Rodriguez replaced Bob Eubanks as host for one year.
In 1990, Ben E. King and Bo Diddley featuring Doug Lazy recorded a revamped rap version of "Book of Love" for the soundtrack of the film, Book of Love.
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin The Rain Song on a 2009 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue VOS and a Guild F50
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker solo (BBC version) on a 2001 Gibson Les Paul 1959 reissue Murphy aged with Brazilian Rosewood fret board and Shed Zepp pickups
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker solo (BBC version) on a 1998 Gibson Les Paul 1959 reissue
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker solo (BBC version) on a 2009 Gibson Les Paul 1959 reissue VOS
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker solo (BBC version) on a 2003 Gibson Les Paul 1959 reissue Brazilian Rosewood fret board
This is a cover of Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker solo (BBC version) on a 2003 Gibson Les Paul 1960 Stinger reissue with Brazilian Rosewood fret board
Led Zeppelin Black Dog TSRTS cover on a 1998 Gibson Les Paul 1959 reissue with vintage 1959 PAFs