Frank Zappa’s 100th album titled “Dance Me This” will see a release on June 1, 2005. The album is rumored to contain 11 tracks featuring synclavier compositions and guest appearances from Artis the Spoonman and a number of vocalists.
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A short clip from today, 9 AM – 11 AM looking west down Peachtree Road just north of Phipps Plaza, click through for the 720p version.
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The legacy of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was never in question, but an overlooked aspect of the show is the three-piece house band, fronted with John Costa’s colorful piano, Carl McVickie Jr on bass, and drummer Bobby Rawsthorne, who provided the show’s recognizable soundtrack.
A show that provided many firsts growing up, Fred Rogers takes us backstage to introduce what was for many, their first favorite jazz group.
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Most concert historians point to the Apollo performance, and understandably so, but James Brown delivered some electrifying performances on Soul Train more than a few times.
Here’s a near 45-minute compilation of every performance. Featuring live renditions of Hot Pants, Get Up (I Feel Like A) Sex Machine, Get On The Good Foot, Soul Power, Make It Funky, Cold Sweat, Try Me, Please Please, Please, Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud, Super Bad, Papa Don’t Take No Mess, My Thang , Hell, The Payback, and a bonus performance of Damn Right I’m Somebody by Fred Wesley and the JB’s
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Admittedly something I ordinarily listen to anyway but in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, sharing this felt timely. In this video we get the last known video recording of Irish rock group Thin Lizzy, fronted by Phil Lynott, one of the most underrated front men in rock, and an astounding bassist to go along with it. Thin Lizzy also holds the privilege of one of the few decent two electric guitar rock lineups, a move typically to counteract that no one guitarist was good enough; clearly not a problem here.
(Ed. Note – the music starts around the 3:15 mark)
This video, filmed appropriately in the band’s hometown of Dublin in 1983, features the lineup of Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, and Scott Gorham in the band’s last known live recording.
1) Thunder And Lightning
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2) Baby Please Don’t Go
3) Angel Of Death
4) Are You Ready
5) Cold Sweat
6) The Sun Goes Down
8) Still In Love With You
10) Dancing In The Moonlight
11) Whiskey In The Jar
Remembering that brief moment when Steve Vai performed with Whitesnake, and let’s not be unfair here, there was a period David Coverdale managed to get Aynsley Dunbar on the payroll as well. Still, none of that is an excuse for 7-string electric guitars and this many people wearing leather pants.
Anyway, enjoy this clip of Steve Vai being Steve Vai during a solid rendition of the oft-overlooked Whitesnake classic “Still of the Night”
From the Live at Donnington in 1990 DVD
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Read Kino, a short-story by Haruki Murakami published by The New Yorker
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Shot by Rob Whitworth
If you want to see more…
An extended version of the airport baggage scene, from plane arrival to luggage cart in 4K here:
And also the creek scene in full, the original of this is 13500px (13.5K) across however in 4k here:
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Sade Extended remixes, edits, and b-sides courtesy of Berlin Community Radio’s ‘Love’ series
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Teo Macero and Stan Tonkel backstage at the 1970 Isle of Wight
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Meanwhile, in China…. a fake bank operates for over a year, steals US$~32mil in deposits.
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Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken, at the behest of Red Bull obviously, decided to ascend a frozen section of Niagara Falls.
What have you accomplished this week?
Pair of Ice Climbers are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls [via National Geographic]
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Just sharing this so we can collectively pinpoint the moment international diplomacy officially ‘jumped the shark’
John Kerry appears in France, with James Taylor, for a performance of “You’ve Got a Friend”
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