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New News – Eels Live in 2011

Following the first tour since the release of the album trilogy (HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES, TOMORROW MORNING) in 2010, EELS are surprising fans by launching a 2011 world tour.

 After a warm-up show in Santa Ana, CA June 1, the tour officially starts with the first ever EELS performances in Beijing and Shanghai June 5 & 6, then rolls through Europe, including their first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26 plus an appearance at this years T in the Park and onto North America, starting in Austin, TX July 20 and ending in Los Angeles, CA August 12.

To celebrate the announcement of the tour EELS are offering a free download of three tracks,one from each of the EELS album trilogy: HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES and TOMORROW MORNING.

Stay tuned to www.EELStheband.com for ticket links and more dates to be announced soon! See the confirmed EELS 2011 world tour dates and get the free three song download HERE.

March 31, 2011 Posted by | New News, Video | | Leave a comment

Teenage Cancer Trust – “Tommy”

There was a sense of real anticpation for the highlight of this years series of concerts in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust held at the Royal Albert Hall last week because The Who hadn’t performed Tommy since 1989.

Anticipation filled the air as Roger Daltrey led his own touring band through the performance of “Tommy” plus some other Who classics and solo material, the big question was would Pete Townshend make an appearance…..of couse he would.

There have been so many questions flying around concerning the future of The Who. How bad is Pete’s hearing? Would The Who ever tour again as a band? Would they ever, indeed, play together for the occasional gig, the aswer will without doubt be yes but who knowns when and who knows where.

Original Source :- www.thewho.com

To donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust click HERE

March 31, 2011 Posted by | Charity, New News, The Who, Video | , , , | 2 Comments

Cover Story – John Legend and Adele

Adele’s second album “21” has rocketed her into the big time and is currently the biggest selling album in 2011 on both sides of the Atlantic, not bad for a wee girl who was mentored by Pete Townshend’s partner Rachel Fuller when she left music school.

Perhaps one of the biggest compliments she will have received is the great John Legend taking the time to record a cover of her “Rolling In The Deep” hit single.

There’s a fire starting in my heart,

Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.

Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare.
See how I’ll leave, with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.

There’s a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.

The scars of your love, remind me of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t feeling

We could of had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
And you played it to the beat

Baby I have no story to be told
But I’ve heard one of you and I’m gonna make your head burn,
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there as mine sure won’t be shared

The scars of your love, remind you of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t feeling

We could of had it all

 

 

 

To buy the music of Adele click HERE

 

To buy the music of John Legend click HERE

March 30, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, New Music, New Releases, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Lonesome Road

Having now finished the above book my favourite two Chapters were those dedicated to Blind Willie McTell (watch out for forthcoming post) and the one detailing the “Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour” from which I discovered that Frank Sinatra was the most played artist and that one of Dylan’s all time favourite tracks is Sinatra’s 1957 version of “Lonesome Road”

Look down – look down
That lonesome road
Before you travel on

Look up – look up
And seek your maker
Before (mr.) gabriel blows his horn

(I’m) weary (of) toting – such a (heavy) load
Trudging down – the (that) lonesome road

Look down – look down
That lonesome road
Before (before) you travel on

True love – true love
What have I done
That you should treat me so

You – caused me
To walk and talk
Like I never did before

(I’m) weary (of) toting – such a (heavy) load
Trudging down – the (that) lonesome road

Look down – look down (look down – look down)
That lonesome road
Before (before) you (decide to) travel on

To buy the music of Frank Sinatra click HERE

March 29, 2011 Posted by | Books, Interesting Fact, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

Model Railway Anorak Special

March 28, 2011 Posted by | Interesting Fact, Video | , | Leave a comment

Hall of Fame – Tom Waits

Tom Waits became a member of the prestigious US Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame yesterday evening, with Neil Young inducting him at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

About time !!

Photo: Kevin Mazur

Introducing Waits at the same venue where he was inducted by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder in 1995, Young remarked that Waits was “a great performer, singer, actor, songwriter, magician, changeling and spiritual guy.”

The award was in recognition of a career and extensive body of work that has seen him carve a singular path outwith the musical mainstream from his early relatively straightly arranged poetic, character-driven, bar ballads through to encompassing or mixing wholly different styles, including beat boxing and experimental noise-making into his work.

Accepting, Waits said “Thanks, everybody, this is very encouraging. Songs are really just interesting things to do with the air. I was fifteen when I snuck into a club to see Lightning Hopkins. I wore an overcoat, put white-out in my hair, drew on a moustache and said in a deep voice, “One ticket please.” I saw Lightning walk through a door in the back room that said, ‘Keep Out!! This Room for entertainers only.’ At that moment, I realised I wanted to get into show business as soon as possible.”

He then paid gracious tribute to his partner both in life and music, whom he has always acknowledge plays a major role in his work, “I am grateful to my wife and my collaborator Kathleen Brennan. She is the light that helps me find my way and to my kids who have taught me everything I know.”, before painting an image fit for one of his songs with a wise-crack, “Some day, I hope to hear, “Hey Mack, take the cuffs off him, I think he’s a Hall of Famer!”.

Waits performed four songs at the ceremony, Make It Rain, Rain Dogs, House Where Nobody Lives and Get Behind The Mule (with Young accompanying on the last).

Also inducted at the 2011 ceremony were, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Leon Russell, Dr John and Darlene Love.

Waits is currently working on a new album.

Tom Wait’s website.
Rock’N’Roll Hall Of Fame website.

Original source: www.qthemusic.com

March 27, 2011 Posted by | New News, Video | , | 1 Comment

P.S. I Love You

I just want to see you
When you’re all alone
I just want to catch you if I can
I just want to be there
When the morning light explodes
On your face it radiates
I can’t escape
I love you till the end

I just want to tell you nothing
You don’t want to hear
All I want is for you to say
Why don’t you just take me
Where I’ve never been before
I know you want to hear me
Catch my breath
I love you till the end (x4)

I just want to be there
When we’re caught in the rain
I just want to see you laugh not cry
I just want to feel you
When the night puts on its cloak
I’m lost for words dont tell me
Cause all I can say
I love you till the end (x5)

All I can say
I love you till the end (x3

It’s all I can say
I love you till the end (x3)

If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you’ll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don’t shed a tear
I’ll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I’m okay; I’m alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

She says I’m okay; I’m alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright

To buy the music of Flogging Molly click HERE

March 26, 2011 Posted by | Fiona, Movies, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

I Still Miss Someone

At my door the leaves are falling
A cold wild wind Will come
Sweethearts walk by together
And I still miss someone

I go out on a party
And look for a little fun
But I find a darkened corner
‘Cause I still miss someone

Oh, no I never got over those blues eyes
I see them every where
I miss those arms that held me
When all the love was there

I wonder if she’s sorry
For leavin’ what we’d begun
There’s someone for me somewhere
And I still miss someone

Oh, no I never got over those blues eyes
I see them every where
I miss those arms that held me
When all the love was there

I wonder if she’s sorry
For leavin’ what we’d begun
There’s someone for me somewhere
And I still miss someone

and i still miss someone

To buy the music of Bob Dylan click HERE

 

To buy the music of Johnny Cash click HERE

 

Happy Birthday FiFi

 

March 25, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

Wow! Kate Bush Is Back

Wake up, Kate Bush is back.

The legendary pop siren will release her new album Director’s Cut on May 16. And it looks set to be no ordinary record…

Director’s Cut sees Kate revisit tracks from 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes. Some elements have been re-recorded for 2011 and a new version of Deeper Understanding will be released as a single next month.

The LP will be available on standard CD and as a deluxe 3-CD edition (featuring Director’s Cut, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes remastered). You’ll also be able to get hold of the album on vinyl and via digital download.

Although she contributed a song to The Golden Compass soundtrack in 2007, this will be Kate’s first major release since 2005’s Aerial.

Original Source:- www.mojo4music.com

Bonus:- 25min “Kate Bush on BBC Nationwide” Documentary

March 24, 2011 Posted by | New News, New Releases, Video | , , | Leave a comment

New Music – The Vaccines

The Vaccines are a London-based indie rock band that formed in 2010. The band’s debut album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011.

To buy the music of The Vaccines click HERE

March 23, 2011 Posted by | New Music, New Releases, Video | | Leave a comment

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