Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wholly, grail.
Diane Arbus|Twins, Vintage Print

This Day in History|1916

1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians.

BREAKING!
Paul Newman, 83, Dead!
Tom Cruise Inconsolable!!!!


Additional information on CNN here.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama v McCain
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual + Transgendered Issues

Queen|Rare, Studio Out-takes + Demos! (repost)



(96 – 320 VBR)

CD1 (1971-1974):
1. Silver Salmon (unreleased demo - version #1 - as said on the tape)
2. Silver Salmon (unreleased demo - version #2 - as said on the tape)
3. Silver Salmon (unreleased demo - version #3 - unknown source)
4. Silver Salmon (unreleased demo - version #4 - remastered)
5. Polar Bear (Queen studio demo version - unknown source)
6. Keep Yourself Alive (acetate - Short Re-take - vinyl source)
7. Keep Yourself Alive (acetate - Short Re-take - remastered by Stark)
8. Keep Yourself Alive (Long-Lost Re-take - source: CD - trivial?)
9. Funny How Love Is (take 5 - source: convention tape - remastered by Bobek)
10. The March Of The Black Queen (take 3 - source: convention tape - remastered by Everly)
11. The March Of The Black Queen (take 4 - source: convention tape - remastered by Everly)
12. The March Of The Black Queen (take 5 - source: convention tape)
13. Great King Rat (take 5 - source: convention tape)
14. Killer Queen (HQ snippet) (demo version - unknown source)
15. Doing Alright (instrumental mix - vocals removed - fake, but very nicely made)
16. Liar (1991 HR off. release - source: CD - trivial?)
17. Mad The Swine (1991 HR off. release - source: CD - trivial?)
18. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover - recorded live - source: tape - trivial?)
19. Bama Lama Bama Loo (73 Studio rehearsal - unknown source)
20. Hangman (recorded live in Birmingham - source: tape - trivial?)

CD2 (1975-1982):
1. Somebody To Love (alternative chorus intro - snippet - source: convention tape)
2. Love Of My Life (acapella version - source: 5.1 DTS disc)
3. Good Company (alternative version - source: "A Night At The Opera" DTS promo)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody (french vinyl edit - source: vinyl)
5. Feelings (1977 unreleased demo - source: convention tape)
6. The Hero (Rare Flash Gordon End Credits Version - source: Flash Gordon DTS)
7. Imagine (John Lennon feat. Freddie Mercury - the crossover mix)
8. Play The Game (alternative acapella 'scratch' version - source unknown)
9. Sail Away Sweet Sister (demo version - source: convention tape)
10. Sandbox (demo version - source: convention tape)
11. Callin' All Girls (acapella version - source unknown)
12. Save Me (the complete synth version - so-called 'complete demo' - Brian's midi source)
13. Action This Day (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
14. Staying Power (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
15. Back Chat (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
16. Las Palabras De Amor (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
17. Cool cat (take 2 - with David Bowie on vocals - source unknown)
18. Under Pressure (improvisation - session out-take - unknown source)
19. Feel Like (demo version - pre Under-pressure - source: leaked studio tape)

CD3 (1984-1986):
1. The Machines (demo version - intro improvistation - unknown source)
2. The Machines (instrumental version - unknown source)
3. Keep Passing The Open Windows (Freddie's home tape demo - source: leaked private tape)
4. keep Passing The Open Windows (early studio take - source: leaked studio tape)
5. I Want To Break Free (instrumental version - source: probably Greatest Karaoke Hits)
6. Hammer To Fall (instrumental version - source: probably Greatest Karaoke Hits)
7. It's A Hard Life (early take - alternate intro - source: convention tape)
8. It's A Hard Life (nicely made instrumental with backing vocals - fanmix)
9. Radio Ga-Ga (instrumental version - source: probably Greatest Karaoke Hits)
10. Is This The World We Created (piano + guitar alt mix - fake, but nicely made)
11. Thank God It's Christmas (never released 'Peace In The Middle East Mix')
12. A Kind Of Magic (Highlander Alternative Version - source: Highlander French DVD)
13. New York (extract from Highlander - source: Highlander French DVD)
14. Princes Of The Universe (Highlander Alternative Version - source: Highlander French DVD)
15. Princes Of The Universe (Reprise - source: Highlander French DVD)
16. We Are The Champions (1985 experiment for the Highlander movie - John & Roger - source: leaked tape) (snippet)
17. Who Wants To Live Forever (Mini-disc Skip Demo 1)
18. Who Wants To Live Forever (Mini-disc Skip Demo 2)
19. Who Wants To Live Forever (Highlander Alternative Version - source: Highlander movie)

CD4 (1988-1989):
1. A New Life Is Born (unreleased demo - source: leaked studio tape)
2. Hang On In There (fiddly jam - demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
3. Rain Must Fall (demo version - source: convention tape)
4. I Guess We're Fallin' Out (unreleased demo - source: leaked studio tape)
5. The Miracle (alternate take - source unknown)
6. The Invisible Man (alternate take - source unknown)
7. I Want It All (alternate take - source unknown)
8. I Want It All (alternate instrumental version - source unknown)
9. My Baby Loves Me (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
10. Breakthrough (instrumental version - source: probably Greatest Karaoke Hits)
11. Scandal (alternate take - source unknown)
12. Stealin' (12 minutes demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
13. Stealin' (alternate version - source: leaked studio tape)
14. Hijack My Heart (demo version - drum overdub - source: leaked studio tape)
15. Too Much Love Will Kill You (alternate take - source: leaked studio tape)
16. Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian vocals - Bell Boy demo tape)
17. Too Much Love Will Kill You (piano instrumental - source unknown)
18. Dog With A Bone (1989 convention song - source: convention sounboard recording)
19. Dog With A Bone (1989 convention song taped - complete - source: taped 1989 convention)

CD5 (1990-1991):
1. Innuendo (explosive version - source: rare single release)
2. I'm Going Slighly Mad (Promo edit from the Innuendo Hints Tape)
3. Headlong (Promo edit from the Innuendo Hints - alternate version)
4. Headlong (alternate version - vocal, drum, bass)
5. My Secret Fantasy (unreleased demo - source: leaked studio tape)
6. Freedom Train (demo version - out-take - source: leaked studio tape)
7. Robbery (unreleased demo - source: leaked studio tape)
8. Ride The Wild Wind (alternate instrumental version - source unknown)
9. Hitman (alternate version - Brian on vocals - source: leaked studio tape)
10. Delilah (demo version - source: leaked studio tape)
11. Delilah (Promo edit from the Innuendo Hints - alternate version)
12. Self Made Man (unreleased demo - source: leaked studio tape)
13. Self Made Man (Irish Club Mix)
14. Face It Alone (out-take 1 - source: convention tape)
15. Face It Alone (out-take 2 - source: convention tape)
16. Mother Love (alternate version - nicely made fanmix)
17. You Don't Fool Me (Roger's vocal demo - out-take - source: leaked studio tape)
18. Let Me Live (banned version - source: banned single CD)

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Seriously, only in America:


Barack Obama for President.

Why?

Among other reasons, in my short lifetime, firehoses were used on black people. They had to sit in the back of the bus. They had to use "colored" water fountains, and "colored" restrooms.

Why?

Because we have come this far, and we need to go much, much further.

You want it another way?

What? You think he's going to fuck it up any more than Dubya? I don't think Barack is going to have the blood of 4,173 soldiers (as of today) on his hands, for starters.

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And one more: only in America!

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CAUTION!
Kid breaks leg!
Stupidity begins with parents...

video

I will NEVER forget the time I saw one of these trampolines, without the net, placed RIGHT NEXT TO a chain-link fence separating one yard from the next...and kids were bouncing all over it. I actually stopped my truck, found the "adult" in charge, and proceeded to vent my spleen over the potential for a catastrophic accident.

The woman said (screamed) to me "do you have kids of your own?" And I said no, I did not.

She then proceeded to tell me to "mind my own business" at which point I said "I am, especially if you are too stupid to know better."

I am NOT a fan of backyard trampolines. I'd love to know, for the sake of argument, the accident statistics with these backyard baby-sitters.

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And my personal favorite...

Here IS to you, Mr Robinson.


With doping, steroids, endorsement deals, multi-billion dollar salaries, and the antics off the fields, Jackie Robinson was truly ahead of his time, as an athlete, a man of color, a hero, and a true gentleman.

They aren't "athletes" any longer.

They are "entertainers", and are paid as such.

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Question ALL your teachers:
they are people too.

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And keep your head in the clouds...

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Donated Bone Marrow...to a stranger.


That "stranger" could have been my sister.
Thankfully, it wasn't.

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Finish his work...

One person CAN make a difference.

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Believe in Yourself.

Foundation for a Better Life

A Super Man's Birthday!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Couldn't get me up there!

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Thanks Apple!


for the FREE!! spanking-hot orange video nano iPod!
Appreciate the gesture of good will!

(PS. It was the highlight of a shitty day!)

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iMMobileMe!


I LOVE my new iMMobileMe!

Not only that, but seems I'm UNAUTHORIZED!

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Who knew?
Manhunt Baby?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Aural Sex|The Full 10 12"


This edged out SHEER HEART ATTACK and A DAY AT THE RACES for one reason, and one reason only: seeing Queen on tour for this disc in November 1977 was nothing short of a show over the top.

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Aural Sex|The Full 10 12"


Sides 2 and 3 really feature Elton and Bernie at the peak of form.

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McCain suspended his campaign...

because he's a fucking pussy and knows that is he goes against Obama in a debate,
he's a piece of fucking toast.

Please. How self-serving.

Had McCain done his work for the past 26 years,
we wouldn't be in this situation.

Right John?

What's Sarah got to say? of substance.

Aural Sex|The Full 10 12"


Without a doubt, and probably longest in this genre, as far as a thematic thread, the genius behind this body of work, containing so many musical styles. And no less lensed by the brilliant Francesco Scavullo!

Hey Madonna: try pulling this one off. How many double lps IN A ROW did Donna Summer have?

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sometimes I just think.

I hear a song "I'm taking a ride with my best friend..." and the seat next to me is empty.
Brutus is in the back seat, which is a true blessing.

I have any number of people (ok, DAS, DMV, PJH, BGA) telling me to get that book written.
That's the problem.

Written.

If I dared write down exactly what happened, when it happened, (because I'll never figure out why it happened)
I'd have less people talking to me now than I already do.


One person in particular really got under my skin, and I didn't think it would be that way.

And no Kevin.
It's not you.
I forgot who you were anyway.

Monday, September 22, 2008

For everything which ails you.

The Vault|Summer 2008

The Vault|2001
Billy Monroe