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sábado, 21 de diciembre de 2013

domingo, 15 de diciembre de 2013



Mr. Q drops in to hear Nirvana shine brightly on this striking live set because the volume is turned down just low enough to let Kurt Cobain's tortured vulnerability glow....and fill Mr. Q with a sense of fluffiness but still wanting can that be?? he knows...he's always known...animal instinct...raw instinct....what is instinct.. pure knowledge without distractions...just simple pure carnal passion, ultimately the most natural act in a homo sapiens’s need to evolve...procreate...grow strong, feel strong, stay strong as deep as possible, as deep as through a spiral black hole will permit, will allow this tortured strength to  reach the fathoms of pure pleasure.....that's Kurt cobain for and direct...with Me Q.


Peace for mankind...not much to ask for...










The powerful, reverent covers of Lead Belly, David Bowie and (three) Meat Puppets songs sum up Nirvana as a haunted, theatrical and, ultimately, truly raw band.


jueves, 12 de diciembre de 2013

Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It's Possible...what the F...

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics. The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity. Maldacena's idea thrilled physicists because it offered a way to put the popular but still unproven theory of strings on solid footing — and because it solved apparent inconsistencies between quantum physics and Einstein's theory of gravity. It provided physicists with a mathematical Rosetta stone, a 'duality', that allowed them to translate back and forth between the two languages, and solve problems in one model that seemed intractable in the other and vice versa. But although the validity of Maldacena's ideas has pretty much been taken for granted ever since, a rigorous proof has been elusive. In two papers posted on the arXiv repository, Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan and his colleagues now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence that Maldacena’s conjecture is true. In one paper, Hyakutake computes the internal energy of a black hole, the position of its event horizon (the boundary between the black hole and the rest of the Universe), its entropy and other properties based on the predictions of string theory as well as the effects of so-called virtual particles that continuously pop into and out of existence. In the other, he and his collaborators calculate the internal energy of the corresponding lower-dimensional cosmos with no gravity. The two computer calculations match. “It seems to be a correct computation,” says Maldacena, who is now at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and who did not contribute to the team's work.

WATCH: The most touching Mandela tribute came from the least expected place

A South African chain store has laid on one of the most touching tributes to Nelson Mandela we've seen in the past week – and it was in the form of a flash mob. Woolworths teamed up with the Soweto Gospel Choir, who posed as shoppers and store workers at the Parkview store in Johannesburg. The choir then began an "impromtu" rendition of Asimbonanga [We have not seen him], singing: Asimbonanga [we have not seen him] Asimbonang' uMandela thina [we have not seen Mandela] Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is] Laph'ehleli khona [in the place where he is kept] Asimbonanga Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina [we have not seen our brother] Laph'ekhona [in the place where he is] Laph'wafela khona [in the place where he died] Sithi: Hey, wena [We say: hey, you] Hey, wena nawe [Hey, you and you] Siyofika nini la' siyakhona [when will we arrive at our destination] The song was written during Mandela's incarceration as a call for his freedom. Watch it here:

John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

martes, 10 de diciembre de 2013

Velvet Underground Members to be Part of Lou Reed Documentary

Two of the surviving members of the Velvet Underground, Moe Tucker and Doug Yule, have been announced as participants in a forthcoming documentary about their late bandmate, Lou Reed.
Lou Reed Remembered, which will premiere on Sunday (December 15) on BBC Four, will take a look at Reed’s influential life as told by fellow rock stars that knew him and were inspired by him.
The BBC writes of the film, “With the help of friends, fellow musicians, critics and those who have been inspired not only by his music but also by his famously contrary approach to almost everything, the documentary looks at how Reed not only helped to shape a generation but also helped to create a truly alternative, independent rock scene, while also providing New York with its most provocative and potent soundtrack.”


Along with Tucker and Yule, Lou Reed Remembered will also feature commentary from Boy George, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, as well as Berlin guitarist Steve Hunter, author Paul Auster and photographer Mick Rock, among others.

After undergoing a liver transplant last summer, Lou Reed sadly passed away in October from complications due to liver failure. He was 71 years old.

Mick Jagger to Sing on Brother’s Upcoming Record


Mick Jagger
is basking in the brotherly love this week.
The Rolling Stones legend has agreed to perform on the forthcoming record from his younger brother, Chris Jagger.

Concertina Jack marks the younger Jagger brother’s ninth studio album, and the rocker is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut record this year

Aside from the title track, Mick also appears on another song, which his brother alternately refers to as “Pearl of a Girl” and “Diamonds and Pearls.”

In a post on his official website, where the album is available for purchase, Chris explains that he only realized the anniversary because of the “[brouhaha] revolving around the Rolling Stones and 50 years…”
The 11-track album was recorded in Mick’s home in France because – as Chris explains – “I knew the band would be down there like a shot enjoying the atmosphere and making a good record in the bargain.”
“It’s quite a name to live up to, but then it’s a good benchmark too and many people forget that my brother is a good songwriter above else,” he adds. “I write different songs because we are really quite different personalities.”
 Check out “Concertina Jack”

domingo, 8 de diciembre de 2013

Today: John Lennon was murdered 33 years ago in 1980


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon

From the Liverpool docks to the red light Hamburg streets
Down in the quarry with the Quarrymen.
Playing to the big crowds
Playing to the cheap seats
Another day in your life on your way to your journey’s end
Shine your light, move it on, you burn so bright, roll on John
- Bob Dylan

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― John Lennon

John Ono Lennon, MBE, born John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Together with Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.”
― John Lennon

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to raising his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon’s administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
― John Lennon
As of 2012 Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002 a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.


sábado, 7 de diciembre de 2013

Top 10 Soccer-Loving Rock Star

Soccer Loving Rock Stars

In the summer of 2014, the World Cup, the planet’s biggest sporting event, will be held in Brazil. Here’s some soccer-loving rock stars you can be sure will be watching all the action.
Thirty-two teams from six continents will compete in the month-long competition for the right to call themselves the champions of the world’s most popular sport. Later today (Dec. 6), the official draw will be made in Bahia, Brazil to determine the eight groups and set the schedule for the tournament.
As you’ll see on our list of the Top 10 Soccer-Loving Rock Stars, many of our favorite British rockers have often professed their love for the game, and some have even incorporated it into their work:

SiriusXM's Town Hall With Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Arsenal FC
Four-star caviar daydream / Think I’ll buy me a football team.’ Roger Waters was being sarcastic when he wrote those lyrics in ‘Money,’ but if he could choose any team to purchase it would be his beloved Arsenal. And if he keeps making the annual list of the world’s richest rockers, he just might be able to make that happen.
Joe Elliott

Def Leppard

Various Teams
The members of Def Leppard have their loyalties split between the two clubs in their home city. Joe Elliott is a Sheffield United fan. Rick Savage, meanwhile, supports Sheffield Wednesday, even though he was briefly in United's youth academy. Vivian Campbell has often played on the senior team of Hollywood United, a club founded by L.A.-based British celebrities. As with Iron Maiden (see No. 6 on our list of the Top 10 Soccer-Loving Classic Rockers), they've been known to play in charity matches whenever possible.
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

West Bromwich Albion FC
On the cover of his 1978 album 'Backless,' Clapton is wearing the scarf of West Bromwich Albion. That same year, he sponsored a match of theirs against Turkey's Galatasaray. It has also been rumored that he has often used "W.B. Albion" as his hotel room alias.
Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Newcastle United FC
Newcastle United count local heroes Sting and Mark Knopfler among their rocking supporters, but we're giving the nod for biggest fan to AC/DC's singer. In the early '80s, he was even asked to invest in the club. "[T}hey wanted me to put half a million pound in the club," He told Absolute Radio. "Which at the time was a fortune and for that they were going to make me an honorary board member with no decisions and no say. I realized that it was just a big, big stitch-up by these greedy men who wanted more money from some silly pop star dude who would just throw in to it because of his love for the club."
Steve Harris

Iron Maiden

West Ham United FC
The metal legends' rallying cry of "Up the Irons" is a tribute to West Ham United, who are located in east London. As a teenager, Steve Harris was briefly in their youth academy, and their logo can be found on his bass. The band even sold a t-shirt designed to look like a West Ham jersey on their 'Brave New World' tour.
Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

England National Team
Like Roger Waters (see No. 10 on our list of the Top 10 Soccer-Loving Classic Rockers), the Rolling Stones frontman is an Arsenal fan. But it's on the international scene where the jet-setting legend makes his mark, and hardly a major tournament goes by without cameras capturing him cheering on some national team. Unfortunately, his record at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was even less successful than 'Jamming with Edward.'
Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Liverpool FC
According to Paul McCartney, the Beatles weren't "keen on football,' but another son of Liverpool, Elvis Costello, has proudly worn his support of the Reds on his sleeve since 1962. He penned 'Turning the Town Red' in 1984 as the theme for 'Scully,' a British TV series about a teenage boy's attempts to get a tryout with Liverpool. This also prompts the question: would Fernando Torres' career trajectory been different if he had heard Costello's '(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea' before leaving Liverpool?
Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Robert Plant credits his lifelong support for Wolverhampton Wanderers to club legend Billy Wright waving at him at a game when he was five. The wolf on the cover of his 1988 solo album 'Now and Zen' is believed to a nod to the team commonly known as "Wolves." Percy is currently a vice president of the club and recently paid £900 for the chance to play in an exhibition match in honor of retired defender Jody Craddock.
Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Celtic FC
The only Scot on our list of the Top 10 Soccer-Loving Rock Stars, Stewart is a huge fan of Glasgow's Celtic club, and sang, "You're Celtic, United / But baby I've decided / You're the best team that I've ever seen" in 'You're in My Heart.' So deep is his love for Celtic that he was even caught on camera crying tears of joy when Celtic beat mighty Barcelona in Nov. 2012. He still regularly kicks soccer balls into the audience at his concerts and even has a full-length field at his home in Los Angeles.
Elton John

Elton John

Watford FC
To bring this as full circle as a soccer ball, Elton John did buy London's Watford FC in 1976, which led to an unprecedented run of success for the club. Although his busy schedule led him to resign as chairman, he still owns a portion of the team and is their Honorary Life-President.

viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2013

Seasick Steve in The Royal Albert Hall, London 23 May 2014

Seasick Steve has announced he’ll play a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of a charity for dogs.

Seasick Steve will return to the Hall for a special one-off performance, and will be donating the proceeds from the show to the Dogs Trust charity.

The American bluesman released his most recent album Hubcap Music in April 2013 and is thrilled to be returning to the Hall following his previous performance with his drummer, Dan Magnusson, in 2008.

Seasick Steve said:
“well i couldn’t think of a better place than the albert hall to play a little get down music and raise some money for dogs trust gonna have a few friends come by and we gonna shake them old rafters i hope you can come on down it’s for a good cause and we gonna have fun”

 23 May 2014 @ The Royal Albert Hall, London
All proceeds will be donated to the Dogs Trust
---Tickets are selling fast!---
Box office - 0845 401 5045

Nelson Mandela Dies

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mandela, who was South Africa’s first black president, was a symbol against racial oppression over the past few decades, and has been championed by various rock stars since the ’80s.

Before he became South Africa’s first black president, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for treason. Throughout the ’80s, artists like U2, Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel campaigned for his release, which finally came in 1990. U2′s theme song for a new biopic about Mandela was recently released.

U2 - Ordinary Love (From Mandela OST)


10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Rolling Stones’ ‘Beggars Banquet’

‘Beggars Banquet,’ released 45 years ago, is generally acknowledged as the moment when the Rolling Stones came of age. After three albums that found Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and group indulging in every kind of studio trickery, this 1968 masterpiece found the Stones returning to the band dynamic. Playing it straight, fast and loose, they emerged with iconic tracks like ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Street Fighting Man,’ launching what became their most iconic period. But after all this time, are there still new things to be learned from this 40-minute blast of classic Rolling Stones magic? We went out in search of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rolling Stones’ ‘Beggars Banquet.’

rolling stones jumping jack flash

Turns out 'Beggars Banquet' actually could have been better

As consistently great as 'Beggars Banquet' no doubt is, the album didn't include the huge hit single 'Jumping Jack Flash,' recorded during an inspired two weeks that also produced 'Street Fighting Man,' 'Jigsaw Puzzle' and "Parachute Woman.' Sensing what they had, the Rolling Stones rushed out 'Flash' as a single, though it was at one point slotted to be a centerpiece of their forthcoming album. The gambit paid off handsomely when 'Flash' topped the charts in the U.K. and went to No. 3 in the U.S
rolling stones sympathy for the devil

There was a late edit to one of its most famous songs

'Sympathy for the Devil' works as a kind of overview for destructive moments in human history, with mentions of the crucifixion of Christ, World War II, JFK's assassination and the Russian Revolution, in which the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II, save for daughter Anastasia, was murdered at the hands of the Bolsheviks. But a signature line had to be updated when Robert Kennedy was killed after 'Sympathy' had been written. Jagger changed the lyric to "the Kennedys."
keith richards guitar

Keith Richards' muse was sparked by a breakthough on guitar

In his endlessly fascinating autobiography 'Life,' Richards reveals that a chance discovery of open five-string tuning "really reinvigorated me," beginning with the sessions for 'Beggars Banquet': "It transformed my life," he writes. "I had hit a kind of buffer. I just really thought I was not getting anywhere from straight concert tuning." Richards would use the technique for 'Jumping Jack Flash,' then on 'Brown Sugar,' 'Honky Tonky Women,' 'Start Me Up' and others.
rolling stones rock and roll circus

A promotional TV special went unseen for nearly three decades

The plan was to produce an all-star television event to promote 'Beggars Banquet,' so invites went out to John Lennon, Eric Clapton, the Who, Jethro Tull and others -- all of whom gave incendiary performances. The problem: The Stones hated their own set, so the 'Rock and Roll Circus' special would go unreleased until 1996. It would be Brian Jones' final appearance -- and future Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's only date with Jethro Tull.
robert wilkins prodigal son

There was a deep connection with the album's only cover song

The only song not written by Jagger and Richards that appeared on 'Beggars Banquet,' 'Prodigal Son,' was originally done by Robert Wilkins in 1929 as 'That Ain't No Way to Get Along.' This completed a circle of sorts, since a year earlier Wilkins is said to have recorded the first known song titled 'Rolling Stone.' And, in another sign of their return to straightforward fare, this was the Rolling Stones' first blues cover since their 1964 take on Willie Dixon's 'Little Red Rooster.'
No small amount of credit for the Stones' rebound from what Richards called the "flimflam" of 1967's 'Their Satanic Majesties Request' goes to their new producer. The late Jimmy Miller (a drummer himself) would oversee a period into the early 1970s marked by gritty songs and exciting rhythmic experiments -- beginning with the African-laced cadences of 'Beggars Banquet''s 'Sympathy for the Devil.'

There was an all-star element to the sessions - sort of

The bluesy 'No Expectations' was driven by the slide playing of a then-unknown virtuoso named Ry Cooder, who also added mandolin to the country-fried 'Factory Girl.' Elsewhere, Dave Mason (who had worked with producer Jimmy Miller as part of Traffic) and Nicky Hopkins made important contributions, as well. Hopkins would become a de facto member of the Stones over the next few years.
rolling stones street fighting man

20th-century technology ended up playing a key role

Keith Richards couldn't get the sound he wanted for 'Street Fighting Man' until he came up with an ingeniously old-school idea: "I was fascinated by the possibilities of playing an acoustic guitar through a cassette recorder, using it as a pick-up." Charlie Watts took a turn on this antique snare drum and cymbal, and the basic track was finally created. Brian Jones later added tamboura, his last signature moment with the group.
rolling stones beggars banquet original

The original cover was shot in an L.A. car dealership's bathroom

Photographer Barry Feinstein was responsible for the original cover image for 'Beggars Banquet,' which was quickly pulled by the Rolling Stones' label after a torrent of complaints. He found the dirty toilet in a graffiti-covered bathroom (comments include "Wot, No Paper?") at a Porsche repair shop in Los Angeles. In its place -- at least for a while -- went a bland invitation-style cover, with the band name, album title and an RSVP request in cursive over a snoozy white background. Feinstein's original image has since been restored.
beggars banquet rolling stones replacement

The replacement has been the subject of many tributes

Oddly enough, the second cover of 'Beggars Banquet' has turned into something of a talisman for generations of subsequent groups. The stark design has been referenced, or blatantly replicated, on a series of records including John Waite's 'Temple Bar,' Poco's 'A Good Feelin' to Know' and the Afghan Whigs' 'What Jail Is Like,' among others.

miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2013

20 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Dies

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa was one of the most innovative and versatile rock musicians of his generation, creating a vast body of work that encompassed almost every genre of music — but he wouldn’t have wanted to hear it. The mercurial genius actively resisted those kinds of labels and effusive public praise, focusing instead on the work itself in a career that spanned more than three decades. He died on Dec. 4, 1993 at the age of 52 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Born on Dec. 21, 1940, Zappa first came to widespread public attention in 1966, the year his first album with the Mothers of Invention was released. Characterized by a bizarre melting pot of musical influences, satirical lyrics, extremely high instrumental values and outrageous theatrical performances, that group attracted a strong base of public support while breaking almost all of the established rules of the music business.
After the Mothers first broke up in 1969, Zappa went on to a genre-defying career with a series of lineups that is impossible to pigeonhole or even accurately describe in words, in the process helping to discover and nurture artists as diverse as Alice Cooper and Steve Vai.
Zappa’s stable and relatively conventional home life belied his flamboyant public persona and outrageous lyrics. He married his wife, Gail, in 1967, and they remained together until the end of his life, raising four children together. Zappa fought with record companies and censors for much of his career, ultimately gaining the rights to his own master recordings and forming his own labels to release his work without interference. He often worked from a home studio or office, which allowed him to both keep up his workaholic ways, and spend time with his family.
Always up for pushing the boundaries of acceptable tastes, Zappa testified before Congress in 1985, when Tipper Gore’s PMRC proposed “voluntary” ratings should be placed on sound recordings. Zappa — who was vehemently opposed to organized religion and a staunch advocate of the First Amendment — said in part, “The establishment of a rating system, voluntary or otherwise, opens the door to an endless parade of moral quality control programs based on things certain Christians do not like.”
Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1990. He later said that he had experienced urinary problems for years, and submitted to repeated medical tests, but by the time he was diagnosed, doctors told him the condition had existed for many years and was inoperable, essentially giving Zappa a death sentence. He curtailed most of his musical activities, but spent the last few years of his life involved mainly in classical composition, debuting his work ‘The Yellow Shark’ to rousing success in Europe despite being very ill.
In the final television interview of his life (which you can see below), Zappa — appearing quite sick — described his health as “fair — good days, bad days.” Despite that, he smoked openly during the taping, dismissing the notion that smoking had played any role in his illness. “To me, a cigarette is food,” Zappa observed. “Tobacco is my favorite vegetable.”
Looking back on a career that most would view with envy, Zappa was adamant that the work itself had been the reward, not someone else’s assessment of his legacy. “It’s not important to even be remembered,” he maintained. “The people who worry about being remembered are guys like Reagan, Bush — these people want to be remembered, and they’ll spend a lot of money and do a lot of work to make sure that remembrance is just terrific. I don’t care.”
Which is as fitting a tribute to the iconoclastic musician as any we might attempt.