Jun/2018

Hello Jana here,

The Beatles

 

I fell in love with The Beatles when I was a kid. I loved their sound and that it wasn’t dependent on synthesizers and gallons of hairspray like most popular bands in the 80’s. To me the sound was fresh and a very welcome change. This made it easy for me to follow them into their later years where their sound was more psychedelic. Their iconic musical catalog has been purchased, from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, to make an animated children’s series called ‘Beat Bugs‘. The project is currently in development for the US/Australian production company, GRACE.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

 

The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America).  The film’s songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr.and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc.  Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements.  This was all done by hand, frame by frame.  Now we need to get the studio to release the Anthology on blu-ray.

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MEDIA-OCRITY #8 – BEATLES, SUPERMAN, SE7EN!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 11th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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This is the 8th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our eighth episode, titled ‘Superman Sings The Beatles and Indulges in All Seven Deadly Sins’, we discuss in detail The Beatles‘ music and legacy, the 1978 film ‘Superman‘, and we re-cast ‘SE7EN‘. No, Kevin Hart does not play all parts in this remake. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury.

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Hey Classic Rock fans, Napkin Art here…

Europeans, have you ever wanted to put out your very own Beatles single on your very own record label? Well, now you have the freedom to release The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” as much as you want, according to current copyright laws in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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The wait is ALMOST over, folks! We at Boomstick, and I’m sure the rest of the world, have been wondering if/when the 2009 Beatles’ Remastered catalog would see a proper vinyl release, aside from the Record Store Day singles release from last year. The good news is all those classic LPs, from ‘Please Please Me’ all the way down to ‘Let It Be’ will see an official release in North America on November 13th, just in time for the holidays. Available individually or bundled in a limited edition collector’s box set, this will be at the top of many a holiday wish list! Read the rest of this entry »

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Beka’s Film Review: ‘Gringo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 8th, 2018

Gringo is a really fun film that wasn’t on my radar until I saw Joel Edgerton on a late night show and I’m so glad I did. Fresh off Red Sparrow, I saw him on Colbert and discovered he is hotter than you imagine, because he is Australian and also he has this other film, Gringo, which p.s., his brother Nash Edgerton directed. The cast is brimming with stars that are A listers and people that shine despite their lack of name recognition. Edgerton plays corporate dick, Richard Rusk, who is sleeping with everyone and has a general disregard for everything unless it benefits him. Charlize Theron plays Elaine Markinson, a rough woman “working” her way to the top who knows how to get what she wants. The standout however is David Oyelowo, who plays Harold Soyinka, a middle-management nobody whose life is crumbling at the hands of the two players above.

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Film Review: ‘Gringo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 8th, 2018

Gringo‘ follows a straight-laced business man named Harold (David Oyelowo) who works for a medical marijuana company run by Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Elaine (Charlize Theron), who are planning a secret merger they don’t want Harold to discover. In order for the merger to go through, they must clean up the books at their Mexican facility which has been selling a “weed pill” to a cartel leader to help the company financially. At home, Harold’s wife (Thandie Newton) is cheating on him, further pushing Harold to the edge. For some reason, Amanda Seyfried shows up as the girlfriend of some guitar store employee sent to Mexico so steal some drugs from the same facility Harold is there to see. Eventually Harold ends up stuck in Mexico through a series of kidnappings and ploys, forcing Richard to ask his brother (a former mercenary), played by Sharlto Copley, to rescue Harold from Mexico.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Do you ever wonder who is giving you your entertainment news, reviews and anything else in between? Do you ever catch yourself thinking “I really wish I knew more about the amazing people at Boomstick Comics?” Vanity Fair gives readers the option to get to know their favorite celebs a little bit more by offering the famous Proust Questionnaire completed by someone really successful, talented and funny. Unfortunately, y’all get me “JANA” this time.

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TCM Introduces FilmStruck Streaming Video Plans!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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TCM has found a way to get into the streaming game in a most TCM way. Introducing FilmStruck, the first domestic subscription video-on-demand that launches October 19th and features a lot of the key aspects that make TCM your go-to channel for all things film. The streamer will host the largest streaming Library of Contemporary and Classic Arthouse, Indie, Foreign and Cult Films, as well as plans that will include the World-Renowned Criterion Collection a la The Criterion Channel .

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Here’s the Top 10 Music Films!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

Jonathan A., here…

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Ah, the timeless combination of film and music. The two have been married since the earliest days of film, all the way back to Don Juan in 1926, which starred the uber-hunky mustachioed John Barrymore and was the first film to include a synchronized musical score.  In fact, the first “talkie” film was 1927’s “The Jazz Singer,” which included a number of quaint musical performances and even a truly and horrifically inappropriate blackface sequence.  However, today we aren’t just here to discuss soundtracks, but rather to shine a spotlight on the movies where music is a main (if not THE main) theme throughout the film.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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This morning Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins spoke a bit about the plans for the streamer to offer a “skinny bundle” of channels that will combine real-time delivery of broadcast and pay TV network channels that don’t require a cable connection. The options will be made available sometime in this next year.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary At The Mirage In Las Vegas

Even though filming of the latest installment of Disney’sPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales‘ has wrapped, that doesn’t mean the magic has ended. Directors Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have reverted to adding an extra big set-piece scene. Word is that it’s built around a rock legend and I’m not talking about Keith Richards. This star comes in the form of Paul McCartney.

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‘Batman’ Season 2, Part 2 Available on DVD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 23rd, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The 1960’s brought us a lot of iconic images. It was the summer of love, The Beatles, free love, peace, JFK and the birth of Paul Newman! Looking at TV of the time one show stands out, why it’s the ‘Batman‘ series, of course! A fantastic take on the popular comic was embodied for the first time on screen. Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) threw “Pow!” and “Zap!” into daily verbiage that I, at least, still use today.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Every year, the music gods grant us with a new batch of artists to be immortalized forever more in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We’ve got our hands on the list and there are some awesome acts that stand out! Artists are eligible for the distinction after 25 years have past from the release of their first album or single.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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The life of John Lennon has been a topic of discussion and fascination since The Beatles created a world-wide phenomenon with their four chord progressive style, but the means of telling the story has changed over the years. Australian natives actor/musician John R. Waters and singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta created a theater production, ‘Lennon: Through A Glass Onion‘ in 1992 in their native Australia where they originally performed the piece. The legendary activist died 12 years before the show debuted while living in New York where he was murdered outside his home by a fan.

 

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Monty Python Says Goodbye at O2 Arena in London!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 8th, 2014
Hi all, Jana here,

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We were teased with knowledge it was being put together, we were tormented when we got to do the reddit live Q&A with the legends. Now it’s almost so close I can taste it! If you’re unsure of who I’m talking about let’s talk about how a 5-ounce bird possibly carry a 1-pound coconut? If you still are unsure of who this great group of people are, you should be banished. But seriously, this material has been around for 40 years, you should have to face the Black Knight. Don’t worry about his appearance, it’s just a flesh wound.

 

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Will Forte Joins ‘The Simpsons’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 23rd, 2014
Hello, Jana here,

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Will Forte is a renaissance man. We’ve all seen him as a bit player in dozens of different movies. He’s the nose-bleed guy from ‘How I Met Your Mother‘, ‘Saturday Night Live‘, and in a heart-touching role in the Oscar nominated ‘Nebraska‘. Bruce Dern is amazing, but I really think that Forte should have been nominated for an Academy Award, as well.

 

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Hello, Jana here,

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Most of the time, when a singer dies, their new material releases screech to a halt. Granted, this isn’t always the case. Look at The Beatles and their song, ‘Real Love‘, it was released in 1996 (which just happens to be the year I graduated high school). John Lennon died in 1980, so it can be safely assumed he wasn’t in a recording studio with the other Beatles hammering out new tunes. Musicians have hours and hours of recordings of songs in various level of completion. It may be a first sing-through, something they’ve worked on but can’t get just right, or something that is nicely polished and they just don’t have room on a current album for the extra track. Releasing songs that have been previously recorded but not released can be a bit of closure for producers that worked with the act, for band mates and ultimately for fans.

 

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‘The Wonder Years’ Is Finally Coming to DVD!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 12th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Well it’s about time. The iconic 80’s tv show, ‘The Wonder Years‘ is finally getting a release on DVD. It has never before been released on home video in it’s entirety with the exception of a few ‘Best Of’ VHS’s. The entire series was released on Netflix a year or so ago, so it was only a matter of time before it got a phsyical release. But it looks like there is no Blu-Ray release scheduled. Most of the original music will be in tact, which was  the major factor of it not being released on home video all these years, since it’s soundtrack contains tons of Beatles music amongst others.  It was just too expensive. This is exciting news. I hope there are some great extras and I hope there is a Blu-Ray release soon.

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Hey all, Kimbrell here from Classic Waxxx, back from the dead…

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In late September, Third Man Records announced a sweet, hugely ambition project, ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records: 1917-1937’,  chronicling a Wisconsin-based furniture company that produced some of the world’s most important records in the history of music. Third Man’s website titillated fans with a handful of awesome production photos of the set, but neglected to mention a price tag. That is, until now.

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Jana B., Here….

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You know how certain films come along and make you feel deeply connected to the lead, or even the antagonist? They touch you deeply and form who you are as a person. It always comes to you in times of need…this is starting to sound too much like ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles. I’ll jump ahead. ‘Searching for Bobby Fischer‘ never inspired any of that in me. I get that he was a Chess prodigy Grand Master. I know it’s all about his struggle to get there. If it’s an ultimate struggle at least give me video games…I could relate to ‘The Wizard‘ all day long. Chess just taught me to taunt obscenities and throw pieces when I got beat…which is all the time. I guess my point is this – ‘Searching For Bobby Fischer‘ wasn’t great to me, so why make a new one? However, Hollywood doesn’t listen to me or there would be a lot of Christina Hendricks showing up in TV and movies… naked.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Perks of Being A Wallfllower’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ’The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want this film to end.

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2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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New Music From Jimi Hendrix Coming March 5th!

by NapkinArt on Jan 8th, 2013

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Hey Classic Rock fans, Napkin Art Here…

Believe it or not, Jimi Hendrix has a new album of even more unreleased recordings, coming out March 5th, called “People, Hell and Angels” from Experience Hendrix, LLC and Legacy Recordings. But, how can this be?!? The man has been dead for over 40 years!!! He isn’t considered the ‘Greatest Guitarist EVER’ for no reason. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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Gary Moore “Blues For Jimi” Blu-Ray (REVIEW)

by NapkinArt on Oct 24th, 2012

Jonathon K. Here….

First off, you’re probably asking yourself “Who the $%@# is Gary Moore, and why is he playing Jimi Hendrix songs?!?” Sadly and admittedly, I had to ask myself the same thing. Until recently, I had never heard of Moore. As a rock n’ roll connoisseur, I should have been more familiar with a guitar bad ass such as he, but as I say time and time again…the music will find you when it’s supposed to.

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The Polyphonic Spree Does Christmas

by NapkinArt on Oct 23rd, 2012

 

It might not yet be Halloween, and there are still a few days left to carve up that jack-o-lantern for the front porch, but The Polyphonic Spree is ready to ring in the Christmas spirit with or without you, with their first full length holiday album, “Holidaydream: Songs of the Holidays, Vol. 1”.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say this preceding review may be partially biased, as I spent a good many months leading up to the album’s release, working on the album art, layout, pressing of vinyl, etc., so needless to say, I’m quite thrilled to see (and hear) the album’s existence.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Perks of Being A Wallflower’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ to end.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

On time today, folks.  It feels good.  There is so much this week, it is getting insane, and September is only going to get better or worse depending on how you look it at.  I hope all of you have a safe and fun holiday weekend, and let us know which blurays you plan on watching.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

 

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It’s hard to believe that another year is just about over, and the spirit of Christmas is already swirling in the air. All the department stores and specialty shops will no doubt be playing a bevy of Christmas music over the speaker system, but I can almost guarantee you they won’t be playing anything as cool as “The Ventures’ Christmas Album.”

The surf guitar quartet that made the original ‘Hawaii Five-O’ theme song popular (“Walk, Don’t Run”) trades in the beach and sand in favor of snow and mistletoe with their ever-awesome renditions of holiday classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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As time goes by the albums that have already obtained classic status continue to become greater classics, nay, timeless. Of course, there is also room for more recent albums of late to obtain such status, but some become classics the day of their release, such as The Black Keys’ debut LP “The Big Come Up.”

I thought I take a moment to recognize a really great record from the last ten years into a new segment for Classic Waxxx. It was also an opportune moment to word play on “Black Friday” as well as celebrate the band’s first release, as they ready their seventh and latest LP “El Camino,” which is sure to be a great addition to the rest of their catalog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2011 Delivers Again

by NapkinArt on Nov 21st, 2011

As long as I can remember Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. There really is no holiday on the calendar that centers around food and family, and it’s the one day of the year where it is ok to stuff yourself into a food coma. Thanksgiving is also a favorite holiday for many, but many love the holiday because of the shopping day after known as ‘Black Friday.’

The older I get the less inclined I feel to venture out into the crazy public and spend money the day after Thanksgiving, especially since I feelcompletely lethargic after all that turkey and stuffing. But thanks to Record Store Day Black Friday, I again have an excuse to spend some cash on music and perhaps walk off some of those calories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi Bryan Here…..

This October, HBO presents Martin Scorsese’s GEORGE HARRISON:  LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD from Grove Street Pictures.  The film was produced by Scorsese (through his Sikelia Productions banner), Olivia Harrison (through her Grove Street Pictures banner) and Nigel Sinclair (through Exclusive’s documentary label, Spitfire Pictures).  Margaret Bodde served as executive producer on the film, which was edited by David Tedeschi, who previously worked with Scorsese, Bodde and Sinclair on “No Direction Home:  Bob Dylan,” and with Scorsese and Bodde on “Public Speaking.”  Tedeschi also edited Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light.”  The documentary debuts in two parts – on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 (9:00-10:35 p.m. ET/PT) and THURSDAY, OCT. 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – exclusively on HBO.

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Classic Waxxx: Ten Years After “Ssssh.”

by NapkinArt on Aug 2nd, 2011

When one starts talking about the British Invasion, one of two things come to mind: 1) The American Revolution and 2) The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and every other hit rock n’ roll band that came to America from the ‘other side of the pond’ in the 1960s. However, little do people realize that Alvin Lee and his band Ten Years After also hails as part of the musical British Invasion.

Now, I will admit that my knowledge of Ten Years After was quite limited, mostly limited to their one live performance of “I’m Going Home” from the “Woodstock” documentary in 1970, a performance I liked initially, but became bored with after subsequent viewings. But, suffice to say I’m happy to have acquainted myself with more of their catalog over the last couple of years, and my opinion has drastically changed for the better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Ringo Starr “Old Wave”

by NapkinArt on Jul 19th, 2011

Let’s face it. Everyone loves Ringo, the fun-lovin’ drummer from the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band, The Beatles. Admit it. You’ve got all the records with Ringo’s head circled in red like some crazed lunatic, hoping to snip a little piece of hair from his mop top if he ever crossed your path (hey, it’s happened to him before!) But, did you know Ringo made some incredible solo albums on his own?

“Old Wave”, Ringo Starr’s ninth studio album to be exact, is one of the most over-looked and underrated albums of his career. Starr enjoyed much commercial success with his post-Beatles  albums, such as the self-titled “Ringo” and follow-up “Goodnight Vienna”, featuring a who’s who of rock royalty pitching in on playing and recording. However, by the time Starr recorded “Old Wave”, the scene and atmosphere of Starr’s personal life was a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: James Brown “Think” (Single)

by NapkinArt on Jul 12th, 2011

There’s no mistaking the fact James Brown is indeed the ‘Godfather of Soul’, the baddest mofo to ever ‘funk up’ the airwaves backed with one of the greatest rhythm and horn sections, ever.

Brown originally recorded this Lowman Pauling tune in 1960 with his band The Famous Flames, after the original version by The “5” Royales, however the version featured here is 5th version Brown and his band would record and release as a single. This version of “Think” is typical funky ‘make me sweat’ James Brown, which punches your ear gut with a blast of horns and bass from the get-go. The ditty charges the listener to reminisce and ‘think’ about the good times and bad, and what’s about happening on the streets. Clocking in at just over three minutes, this early 1970s recording still sounds as brilliant and relevant as ever, and holds its own as an authentic stand-alone version from the previous efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi Bryan Here…

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the much anticipated digital CGI remake of The Beatles film, “Yellow Submarine” is not going forward.  The film was going to be directed by director, Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).

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Hi Bryan Here…

This weeks picks are amazing.  My favorite 3-D film ever made is out and one hell of a tv series has made its bluray debut.  Totally excitd about this week.

As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are set to release the stand-alone “Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963” to a wider audience on April 12, 2011 on CD, Vinyl LP and Digital formats.

Originally available as a limited promotion through Amazon for pre-orders of Dylan’s “Original Mono Recordings” and “Bootleg Vol.9” releases last year, overwhelming demand by fans and the public prodded Columbia to make this special recording more commercially available. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Just In: “White Stripes Call It Quits”

by NapkinArt on Feb 2nd, 2011

Kimbrell Here…

I’m sad to report that as of today, February 2, 2011, The White Stripes have decided to call it quits.

The reasons for the amicable split are not entirely clear, but according to the Third Man Records website, “the reason is not due to artistic differences, or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health”.

Despite whatever reason the band came to in regards to the split, the band hopes the news is not ‘met with sorrow’. Even though there will be no future recordings by the band, fans can still look forward to unreleased studio and live records via the band’s Third Man Vault subscription service and other outlets.

The last 13+ years the band has been together have gone by in a blur, I will admit. In that short amount of time, The White Stripes have ushered in a new era of rock n’ roll, recorded some incredible records, and I’m sure have inspired many garage acts to follow in their place.

As John Lennon once said about the break-up of The Beatles, ‘it’s not the end of the world. You’ve got all the records if you still want to reminisce.’ We all hear you there, John. Instead of mourning the loss of another great rock band, let us instead celebrate the art they did give us, and hope there is a chance for a reunion somewhere down the road. Besides, as busy as Jack White is, this isn’t the last we will ever hear from him…or Meg.

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Anything That’s Rock n’ Roll Is Fine…

by NapkinArt on Dec 10th, 2010

Good morning Campers! Jonathon with Napkin Art Studios here…

It’s a damn fine time to be a classic rock n’ roll fan this holiday season, what with all of the really cool box sets and deluxe editions coming out. Sure, I know what you are thinking. “Why in the f*ck should I have to buy these all over again?!?” You don’t, really, but where the record companies get you is the treasure trove of unreleased goodies that didn’t originally appear on the initial releases, like this Record Store Day ‘Black Friday’ exclusive release of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers single, featuring the unreleased tracks “Nowhere” and “Surrender”. Read the rest of this entry »

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ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010!!! “MUSIC”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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Jonathon Here…

Over the last few years I’ve become quite the fan of silk screen art prints and concert posters, amassing more prints than I actually have frames and wall space for. I fancy myself to be a bit of a screen printer, too, and so I’ll be curating an art show with some other talented screen printers and letterpress artists at Studio 204 in Arlington, TX on Saturday, November 13th from 6-9pm.

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Tom Hanks and CNN Will Travel To The 60’s!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2013

Jana B., Here….

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CNN and Herzog & Company are co-producing a provocative, sweeping 10-part documentary series that will explore perhaps the most transformative decade of the modern era. The non-scripted series will be executive produced by multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), as a CNN original series for CNN/U.S., it was announced today. “From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies, and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of consequential cultural and global change,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. “We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Gary, and HCO to bring this very special series to our audience. Projects like this are emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN.”

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Official Press Release: The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.

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The Rolling Stones, the rock ‘n’ roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are to be chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new film that will debut Nov. 15 on HBO, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of Programming.  The film documents the key periods in their career and their incredible adventures.

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Classic Waxxx: Wilson Pickett “Hey Jude”

by NapkinArt on Oct 25th, 2011

Despite being a hardcore ‘Beatles’ enthusiast, and perhaps a bit of a purist, too, I’m always morbidly curious to hear a Beatles cover from time to time. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just downright awful. Surprisingly, Wilson Pickett’s version of “Hey Jude” has some teeth to it, a version I certainly don’t mind owning in my record collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for the first week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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Music has an uncanny effect on memory. It can direct a person to a specific place and time in their mind when a familiar song comes on the radio, when a nanosecond’s worth of a guitar lick is present in a television commercial, or when it’s heard in a movie. Music almost has same power as the sense of smell, triggering thoughts from so long ago.

In September 2001 I was just starting my sophomore year of college, not yet 20. I remember the weather in West Texas was pleasant; not too hot and not yet cool enough for a sweater. My roommate and I had just seen Crosby, Stills and Nash play a gig in Dallas the night of September 8, 2001, and like with most concerts it takes us several days to come off Cloud 9. I remember the fantastic greatest hits-like set from the show, and the big, burly roadie type gent three seats down from us that sat stoic for most of the show, until the opening licks of “Southern Cross” hit everyone’s ears, and this guy jumps out of his seat in excitement, as if his chair was electrified. I was still laughing about that moment the morning I rolled out of bed on September 11th. However, the moment I sat down to catch some tv before heading to class I was no longer laughing. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s the song Joel and Ethan Coen made beyond famous in their 1998 cult film hit “The Big Lebowski”, all with the thanks to musician and producer T-Bone Burnett for plucking this gem out of near obscurity, and the absolute one song that has been on my ‘I-must-own-this-record-if-it’s-the-last-thing-I-ever-do’ list. It’s also the one song in the history of music that gives some shred of coolness and dignity to Kenny Rogers, despite the many terrible country cross-over songs we’ve been subjected to all these many years. “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” is the epitome of awesome regardless of where it’s been or who has sung it.

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Hendrix Family Preparing New Wave of Releases

by NapkinArt on Jun 16th, 2011

Imagine my surprise when after a crappy start to my day changed into one of the most awesome after reading the Hendrix Family is preparing yet another round of fantastic Hendrix releases, some of which I have been eagerly awaiting years for a proper release.

The month of September sees release of not one, but count ’em FOUR new and expanded Jimi Hendrix collections for your ears and eyes to feast upon, for DVD, CD and vinyl lovers.

Hendrix’s Isle of Wight performance from 1970 sees an expanded DVD release featuring special features that allows the viewer to change between multiple camera angles of the performance. Want to see Hendrix’s amazing guitar fret work up close? Now you can. The DVD also features newly unseen footage of his classic “Hey Joe”, the song that launched his career in 1966 London. This definitive expanded edition clocks in at over 180 minutes in length.

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Wildflower Festival Review

by Gumbercules9000 on May 26th, 2011

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Last weekend, May 20-22nd, the city of Richardson hosted the Wildflower Festival with music, vendors, and fun! This year was the 19th anniversary of the festival.

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Hi ladies and gents.  Sorry this is a tad bid late from last week, but rest assured this week is on time and should be from now on.  Tons of great releases these past couple of weeks.  A few are exclusive only to Best Buy and I believe one or two on the list made my top 10 list of films of 2010.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Jimi Hendrix Box Set Coming Soon (West Coast Seattle Boy)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 23rd, 2010

West Coast Seattle Boy will be the next compilation album from Jimi Hendrix.  It looks like there will be 4 discs and 1 dvd in this box set with tons and tons of great music and info about the legend.  It is up for pre-order over at AMAZON for $55.99 and will be delivered to you in November, just in time for the holidays.  That is an amazing deal.  The product description is below with  a link and picture so you can pre-order it.


West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology tracks Hendrix’s remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings.

This long-awaited career-spanning box set is not a collection of existing Jimi Hendrix albums but instead 45 unreleased Jimi Hendrix live and studio recordings including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. West Coast Seattle Boy includes Hendrix’s never before heard version of Bob Dylan’s “Tears Of Rage,” solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like “Long Hot Summer Night” and “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)”as well as never before heard live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year’s Eve 1969 combined together with such new Hendrix songs as “Hear My Freedom,” “Hound Dog Blues,” “Lonely Avenue” and more.

The crown jewel of Legacy Recordings’ monumental Jimi Hendrix catalog project, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is the first Hendrix collection to bring fans access to a comprehensive treasure trove of previously unreleased recordings — including demos, alternate takes, live concert jewels and more — from all phases of the artist’s recording career (1964 -1970).

West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology offers the most complete collection of Jimi’s pre-Experience R&B performances (including his singles with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Don Covay, King Curtis and more) to ever be officially anthologized while bringing together the most comprehensive and revelatory set of unreleased, fully realized songs, never before heard live performances, alternate studio takes, acoustic and electric demos and other rarities drawn from every chapter of Jimi Hendrix remarkable life and career.

West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology includes the 90 minute DVD Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, a new documentary directed by the Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The acclaimed documentary tells Jimi’s incredible story in his own words. The documentary features some of Jimi’s greatest performances as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child also includes–for the first time ever—examples from the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarist’s personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics. Jimi’s interviews and private writings shed new insights within the extraordinary life and career of the greatest guitarist of all time.

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