Category Archives: Music

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – Rick Wakeman

I am excited to hold in my hands an autographed CD edition of Rick Wakeman’s The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. I collect autographed CD covers and this is truly a gem for the collection.

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It was sharing of you Rick Wakeman to allow us fans to help support your recording project on Pledge Music.

I can’t wait to have the symphony of sound wash over my senses.

Thank you Rick. I hope I get to hear you play a selection or two of this recording this fall on the Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman tour.

Until then be well and Excalibur Sir.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

I like to know what Sean Lennon is doing with his art.

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Sean Lennon’s latest collaboration is with Primus bassist and lead singer Les Claypool. They’re calling themselves The Claypool Lennon Delirium.

Their new album is a collection of trippy, psychedelic space jams called The Monolith Of Phobos (a reference to a large rock discovered on Phobos, a moon orbiting Mars).

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Track Listing:
1. The Monolith Of Phobos
2. Cricket and the Genie – Movement I, The Delirium
3. Cricket and the Genie – Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket
4. Mr. Wright
5. Boomerang Baby
6. Breath of a Salesman
7. Captain Lariat
8. Ohmerica
9. Oxycontin Girl
10. Bubbles Burst
11. There’s No Underwear In Space

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Bubbles Burst,” offers a more personal reflection from Lennon about his memories of Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee, Bubbles. Lennon and Jackson were friends and, as a child in the mid-1980s, Lennon would hang out with Bubbles at Jackson’s Neverland ranch.

Richie Havens Sanctuary Candle

I know once a hippie, always a hippie😉

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It has been three years since Richie Havens graced this planet. I thought my readers would love to see a beautiful New York City Earth project his spirit supports.

Stormy Forest

Richie Sanctuary Candle

$ 15.00

Glass, unscented
Candle height: 8″
Burn time: approx 90 hours
Labels made with eco-friendly materials
Made in USA

Stormy Forest will donate $5.00 from the sale of each candle to the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating greener and more sustainable urban spaces in the five boroughs of New York (including Richie’s beloved hometown of Brooklyn).

(Candles ship to US addresses only)

Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger

Paul Simon’s new album, STRANGER TO STRANGER  to release on June 3rd, 2016.

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Stranger to Stranger Track List

1. “The Werewolf”
2. “Wristband”
3. “The Clock”
4. “Street Angel”
5. “Stranger To Stranger”
6. “In A Parade”
7. “Proof Of Love”
8. “In the Garden Of Edie”
9. “The Riverbank”
10. “Cool Papa Bell”
11. “Insomniac’s Lullaby”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/inside-paul-simons-genre-bending-new-album-stranger-to-stranger-20160407#ixzz45Az3MgAt
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Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2016

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2016 validates why New York City is the music entertainment capitol of the world! Nearly a month’s worth of quality music events will take place all over the city. A stimulating array of innovative composers, musicians, and directors.

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Trying to choose which event(s) to attend is a fun challenge. One event I am drawn to is Eddie Palmieri‘s Harlem River Drive Revisited  which will be a free event on May 20th

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Let’s All Help The Master of Funk, Bernie Worrell

I was crushed to learn of Bernie Worrell‘s stage four terminal cancer condition. His contribution to music has been so meaningful and pervasive. I wish him healing remission.

It was beautiful to see fellow musicians, specifically members of Parliament-Funkadelic and the Talking Heads amongst other celebrities coming to his aid to help offset his medical costs. The benefit concert that was held at Webster Hall on Monday April 4th raised our awareness for Bernie’s plight.

David Byrne has remixed “How Does the Brain Wave,” his 2007 collaboration with Baby Elephant — the project of DJ Prince Paul and Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell — to help raise funds for Worrell.

The former Talking Head has also tapped Jamie Lidell to remix the song, both of which are available to stream and purchase. Fans can choose how much they give for the two songs, though there is a $1.99 minimum. I went with the $10 option to help.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-david-byrnes-remix-to-support-ailing-p-funk-great-bernie-worrell-20160405#ixzz453BLEYBy
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David Byrne did the cover art sketch and the original artwork will be auctioned off, as well. Click here to bid

Bernie is classically trained (as well as having perfect pitch—I’ve heard him improvise with the sounds of traffic), so he brought those skills to the Afro-Futurism of the P Funk universe… a bit of keyboard cosmos into the funk chants and beats of that world that made it what it was. I learned a lot from that music, and of course from the time spent travelling and playing with Bernie—wordplay, musical attitude and lot more. He informed the musician and composer I was to become.

If you just want to make a donation—it can be made directly to the Bernie Worrell Sweet Relief fund here.

Stay strong Bernie, we love you Woo Man.

Pure McCartney – Album Release Date: June 10,2016

67 Tracks Of Pure McCartney!

McCartney curated career-spanning compilation out on June 10th! 

– Release of career-spanning collection, from 1970 debut solo album all the way through 2012’s ‘My Valentine’, 2014’s ‘Hope For The Future’ and 2015’s ‘Say Say Say’ remix.

– Available on 10th June in three different formats; 2CD, 4CD and 4LP, all featuring versions of Paul’s greatest solo, Wings and Fireman compositions.

– 4CD version features 67 tracks, more than 40 of which were Top 40 hits including ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Mull Of Kintyre’, ‘Ebony and Ivory’, ‘Dance Tonight’ and ‘New’.

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Pure McCartney Pop Up Store

“Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to,” Paul says of this project.

“Maybe it’s to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”

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I  enjoy the aesthetics of album art graphics design . I received an email today from designhitz.com.  I was very impressed with their design portfolio. They have a strong chart of accounts that includes, Universal Music, Sun Records and Alligator Records.

Mark Slawinski evidences sharp use of color, offsetting geometrics with compelling images as he portrays various musicians/genres.  Browse his art and see if there is an album design there for your next recording.

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