Am I alone in this sentiment?
Sir Paul McCartney has performed with such luminary artists as Nirvana, Kanye West and now has released “Hope For The Future” on 12″ vinyl. The song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game ‘Destiny’ from Bungie, Inc.(Activision).
The vinyl tracklisting is as follows:
A1) Hope For The Future (Main)
A2) Hope For The Future (Thrash)
A3) Hope For The Future (Mirwais Mix)
B1) Hope For The Future (Beatsession Mix)
B2) Hope For The Future (Jaded Mix)
The vinyl also comes with a download card featuring all five tracks.
Ballad of the Skeletons
Talk about your collaborations, this one was special.
The single The Ballad of the Skeletons, was Allen Ginsberg’s last recorded release, it is his musical masterpiece and deserves to be considered one of the most passionate, powerful, and articulate performances in the history of rock.
Allen Ginsberg Raps on this recording. Refer to the Allen Ginsberg and Paul McCartney performance video below to get a fuller sense of the mutual respect and dignity each man shared for the other.
‘A Ballad of American Skeletons’ was performed by Allen Ginsberg and Sir Paul McCartney for an evening of poetry and performance at The Royal Albert Hall promoted by Goldmark entitled ‘The Return of the Reforgotten’ in 1995.
“Ballad of the Skeletons” with music by Philip Glass and Paul McCartney playing guitar. The recording was a follow up to Allen Ginsberg’s “Ballad of the Skeletons”
Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Wyclef Jean will be hosting a musical journey with Carlos Santana and his beloved guitar, one of the most recognizable sounds in popular culture. The first installment is set for release on December 9th, with more videos to come throughout December and January.
More information including exclusive pictures from Carlos Santana’s home with Wyclef Jean in Las Vegas can be found on the Bang and Olufsen Blog.
This is without question the next live music concert for my collection. It will play brilliantly on the Sony Hi-Def TV and through the Sony Blu-Ray Home Theatre.
I was unable to catch The Who Quadrophenia Live concert tour in 2012 so let Love Reign O’er Me this way 😉
I want to share some vital information with my readers about a band I really care about and have always felt a close synergy with, Moonalice.
Moonalice plays psychedelic roots-rock. They have a tremendous command of technology especially with how they use the Web to give interactive concert experiences.
Their single “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over 4.6 million times!!! http://www.moonalice.com/song/its-420-somewhere.
What I love the most about Moonalice is how they mesh poster art with their shows. I belong to TRPS, The Rock Poster Society and I have several rock posters that adorn my walls at home. I even have a Moonalice poster in my collection from The Gathering of The Vibes.
Moonalice published on YouTube last week a very cool video that gives you a tremendous sense of how Moonalice publishes art and music for everyone’s appreciation. ‘Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014’ is a short film by the inimitable Jay Blakesberg and Alex Fischer featuring Moonalice posters, select artists and their inspiration.
As luck would have it Moonalice is going to be in my neck of the woods, Connecticut. They will be appearing at one of our favorite venues Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Ct. on July 31st.
I urge you to come out and see them perform. You can always count on a free poster of the event by the end of the evening 🙂
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz).
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends).
Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)
We have seen Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band three times live at Mohegan Sun Casino Arena. It’s always a fun evening as the All Starrs’ perform their hits with Ringo Starr as the centerpiece artist.
Here is the promotional tour video for this year’s North America events. The Connecticut stop is the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on June 14, 2014.
The man has my attention. The title track video on Damon Albarn’s new solo album that drops on April 29th!
We are everyday robots on our phones,
In the process of getting home.
Looking like standing stones,
Out there on our own.
We’re everyday robots in control,
In the process of being sold.
Driving in adjacent cars,
‘Til we press ‘restart.’
I’m not sure why this song has such an incredible hook. I never tire of hearing it.
From the Brothers In Arms recording by Dire Straits, here is that compelling song, “Money For Nothing”