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New George Harrison Compilation

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm

From the Beatles Myspace Blog:

“LET IT ROLL: SONGS BY GEORGE HARRISON,” TO BE RELEASED JUNE 16 BY CAPITOL/EMI

Capitol/EMI confirms the tracklist for George Harrison’s first-ever career-spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison. To be released June 16 (June 15 internationally), the CD’s special packaging includes a 28-page booklet featuring previously unseen and rare photos, and newly-written liner notes by Warren Zanes. The collection’s 19 tracks have been digitally remastered by Giles Martin at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, and will be available in CD and digital formats.

“Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison is a gathering of material that takes us far into the territory that was ultimately a place unique to George Harrison,” writes Warren Zanes in his liner notes essay for the new collection.

This collection is the first to span Harrison’s entire solo recording career, including the #1 Billboard Pop singles “My Sweet Lord,” “Isn’t It A Pity,” “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” and “Got My Mind Set On You.” Let It Roll also features live recordings of three timeless Harrison-penned Beatles songs, “Something,” ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Here Comes The Sun,” from his 1971 all-star Concert For Bangladesh benefit at Madison Square Garden.

“The keyhole into the world of George Harrison is the music itself. Yet his songs and the accomplishments for which he’s remembered are inextricably bound – and those accomplishments are, without question, eclectic in scope,” Zanes writes.

George Harrison is a twice-inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and as a member of The Beatles, and an 11-time Grammy Award winner for his recordings with The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. On April 14, Harrison was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

Pirate Bay lawyer demands retrial. Update on file sharing.

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Pirate Bay lawyer demands retrial, saying judge was biased in file-sharing case

“STOCKHOLM (AP) — A defense lawyer in the Pirate Bay file-sharing case said Thursday he will demand a retrial after the judge admitted he was a member of copyright protection organizations.

A Stockholm court last week convicted four men behind the notorious Web site of helping others commit copyright violations and gave them one-year prison sentences.

They also were ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to entertainment companies, including Warner Bros., Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures.”

Updates on File Sharing and Downloading

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

“Pirate Bay four jailed for breaking copyright in Swedish file-sharing trial.

The founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have been sentenced to a year in jail in Sweden for breaking copyright laws by helping millions of users download music, movies and computer games for free.”

This certainly has potential to make a lot of people criminals.

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“The Pirate Bay founders sentenced to prison”

Pirates everywhere are starting to lose their reputation.


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Pirate Bay founders defy year’s jail sentence and order to pay £2.5 million

 

 

We will see!

Blind Jefferson Boggs Blog

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2009 at 11:43 pm

The Short History

 I was adopted somewhere in Texas. I don’t know how old I was. I remember moving many times, but then I ran away at 12.

But before running away I lived in Okinawa. It was very exotic. Strange sounds always came from a radio in the kitchen. 

I made my way to the Gulf of Mexico on my bike and got a job on a large sailboat. The captain gave me music lessons at night on the guitar, fiddle and accordion.

I fell in love with a girl at 17 while docked at San Francisco Bay. She taught me how to play the piano.

Soon after, I went to Boston and studied composition, while writing pop tunes for bands and singers. I usually travel by train and after traveling through cities and states, I find my self here.

I will be contributing on occasion @ www.strongerthandeath.net.

To Be Continued….