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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

EU alert!


The volcano ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull, Ísland (Iceland) has caused a domino effect of chaos in Europe and beyond over the past week (at this writing). Flights are cancelled and people are trapped. Why am I putting this here? Anybody doing a tour in the European community or anyone currently based anywhere from Ireland to Russia may not be able to tour in the immediate future until the skies are safe for flying again. Also, ordering or sending anything to or in these countries in the post, the package may take a while. Retailers may not be able to obtain more EU imports straightaway that would have them new (as opposed to used product and pre-volcano stock). All this madness will also affect currency in trading such as the pound sterling, Kroner, Euro, Swiss franc, ruble, and złoty against the US dollar, and will impact the economy on top of the receding recession.
Hopefully, the black cloud will taper off and things will get back to normal. Keep checking your favourite artists' sites to see how this will affect their touring plans.

Roger Hodgson - Live in Chile 1998

Roger Hodgson in Danmark.
Photo courtesy Lhademmor.

This is from a tour Roger Hodgson took in 1998 in South America, his first ever alone. Accompanied only by a rhythm section, some songs are bare-boned compared to the originals, such as "Give a Little Bit" and "It's Raining Again", so use your imagination! I can't quite remember where I got it as I can't find another site that has this, so here it is! Not an official release.

In Jeopardy
Hide in Your Shell
Death and a Zoo (not yet released at the time!)
Fool's Overture
Don't Leave Me Now
The Logical Song
Give a Little Bit
It's Raining Again

Bonus tracks:

Breakfast in America (from Euro Express 739U)
Dreamer (demo)
Give a Little Bit (with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Julian Lennon - Los Angeles 1/5/85

Julian Lennon, 1989

Julian Lennon, 1989

This is a show from May 1985 on the Valotte tour. Some songs would later be recorded for his second album The Secret Value of Daydreaming. Saved from Guitars 101.

01-Say You're Wrong
02-Ok For You
03-On The Phone
05-Let me tell you
07-Stick Around
08-Big Mama
09-Stand by Me
10-Too Late For Goodbyes
11-It Won't Be Long
12-Day Tripper
"Well I Don't Know" what happened to that track!

Bonus tracks

13-Day After Day (live on Leno)
16-Big Mama
17-Too Late for Goodbyes (extended version)


Thursday, April 1, 2010

oasis Update

oasis epic

DOA Northerers oasis have moved their whole catalogue in the US and Canada to Reprise Records, and not just their swan song, Dig Out Your Soul, after being with Epic for over a decade. They may have become unhappy with Sony in North America because their success has waned here for the past ten years time and reduced promotion, yet could still close the place in cities such as Cincinnati. In their backyard, they had been indie, starting with Creation and later vanity label Big Brother.
The last row between Noel and Liam Gallagher may be the final blow, and no reconciliation is on the horizon, so "Our Kid" and the rest of the band after Noel's departure will launch a spinoff band.
Time Flies: 1994-2009 will cover their whole career while Stop the Clocks, which mainly focused on early days, left out some UK hits. It will be released this June.
emusic now has the catalogue in most countries (Sony catalogue releases now qualify).