1.30.2015

THE SHAMS NEW RELEASE! ONE AND ALL

 

San Francisco Based Popular Irish-influenced Rock Band The Shams Release Their New “One and All” EP

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco based band The Shams are releasing their highly anticipated EP “One and All” on February 24th, 2015. This multifaceted, Irish-influenced rock band showcases their strong and original song writing skills, and the lads are touring across the West Coast to promote their explosive EP. They began by hosting an intimate CD release party with family, friends, and fans at the iconic Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on January 16th, followed by a second release party at Neck of The Woods on Valentine’s Day with well-known Boston reggae band Spiritual Rez, and a headlining performance at The Great American Music Hall on Friday March 13th.

The EP, produced by John Cesario (who has worked with big acts such as Fleetwood Mac and Eddie Money, and is the creator of Rocket Songs) and engineered by Chris Cortez (Nice N Up Studios), has a raw and unique feel to it – yet while it is influenced by their Irish roots, their eclectic songs put them into a new genre of their own creation and appeals to music lovers of all ages.

The Shams have been featured at local music hotspots such as The Milk Bar, Bottom of the Hill, and Neck of the Woods in San Francisco, as well as 19 Broadway in Fairfax, The Starry Plough in Berkeley and legendary L.A. favorites Molly Malone’s and The House of Blues. They have played with national acts such as The Stone Foxes and Dig The Kid, and played with world-renowned Irish musician Damien Dempsey.



Whether it was a stroke of luck or pure genius, The Shams formed in 2011 when musician and guitarist Joey Kennedy (Kilkenny, Ireland) reached out to his friend and fellow Irishman Sean Daly (Donegal, Ireland) to join musical forces as the front man for their new project. Daly quickly brought in James Scragg (Cork, Ireland), an old friend and accomplished drummer. Shortly after, talented Irish-American Tommy O`Mahony joined the band with his funky bass. The final member to join was Northern California native Henry Moser, whose expertise on the electric guitar rounds out the group’s explosive and distinctive sound.

The Shams are quickly becoming a fan-favorite by combining their hard rocking, punked-up beat and raw, powerful vocals. Their repertoire of original songs reach deep down into their rebel roots and pulls out incredibly original tracks that illuminate what it means to be Irish. They provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. With each fiery live performance, The Shams are leaving listeners begging for more.

For more information about The Shams, their new EP or for upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website at Website: www.theshamsmusic.com or on the band’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/The-Shams or Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/the-shams-eire

For Physical Distribution Inquiries please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail sales@independentdistro.com

For Digital Distribution Inquiries contact Jerome Forney at IDCDigital at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail jerome@independentdistro.com

HOT WINTER PARTY IN DETROIT!


Kimmer
-Here's a HOT Winter Show coming up!

Funky D Records is throwing the Winter Heat Party at the esteemed Lager House on SAT Feb 7th!

Performing will be:

HOWLING DIABLOS
LONGNECK STRANGLER
and THE HACKWELLS feat .Brian McCarty (Trash Brats)
and MC LINDA LEXY!

Cover-$10

PJ Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

LONGNECK STRANGLER has recently released their new album 'HOME' on Funky D Records-Produced by Tino Gross

1.28.2015

HARRY BENNETT'S PAINTINGS


A reader sent in photos of paintings he owns that were painted by Harry Bennett after he left Michigan and moved to the desert near Desert Hot Springs. They were painted in the 1950s and the reader went to school with one of Harry's daughters...


The mountain painting is of Mt San Jacinto

From my reader JJ

My dad raced at Indy in the 40& 50s. When he retired he had a tractor and did work for Harry and they became friends.Harry gave him the pics that he painted and the one of my dad he did off of picture of dad at Indy. my dads name is Jimmy Jackson. I got the the pics when my Mother died.


This one is of the readers Dad at Indy

Very cool to see these images! Thank you JJ!

READ ALL MY STORIES ON HARRY BENNETT HERE

1.26.2015

ACE OF SWORDS: INSIGHT AND MENTAL CLARITY


The Ace of Swords represents a period of great insight and mental clarity. It signifies a ‘break-through’ or an ‘aha’ moment where suddenly conscious understanding and mental reasoning reach their peak, and achievement of goals suddenly becomes a lot easier.

You have a new understanding of some issue that has been of concern, or, in a broader sense, a new world view. This is a perfect time to clear away the fog that has kept you from seeing the inner truth, so that you can now cut to the heart of the matter. This is also a good time to act, and if you set your mind to accomplishing your goals, you can achieve anything you desire.

The Ace of Swords highlights a new idea, inspiration, original thinking and creative vision. It represents a point at which you have a new way of thinking and the energy to go with it. You are excited to pursue new opportunities that draw upon your creative and mental abilities.

The Ace of Swords also encourages you to seek out the truth of the matter and to find justice. You may be championing a cause or standing up for your rights or the rights of others. Thus sometimes, the Ace of Swords can suggest that you are prepared for ‘battle’.

YES SINGER JOHN ANDERSON: MYSTERIES OF MUSIC!


Legendary Singer/Songwriter Jon Anderson's “Mysteries Of Music” Special Now On Soundcloud!

Asheville, NC - Legendary singer/songwriter Jon Anderson's “Mysteries Of Music” special is now on Soundcloud! In this 40-minute special, Jon talks about his own musical development as well as his appreciation for World Music and the sounds of nature. The soundtrack includes many examples of these topics, as well as the YES masterpiece “Awaken”.

LISTEN HERE


In other news...

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty have announced the formation of a new ensemble - The AndersonPonty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock.

He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled! This past September the APB band gave a special live performance at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. The show was filmed and recorded and is scheduled for release on CD/DVD this coming spring! Tour plans for the AndersonPonty Band are also currently in the works.
Check out the official AndersonPonty Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontyband1

Says Jon, “I am very excited listening to the live show we did in Aspen, the mix's and video are coming along great, so you wonderful peeps out there will have something new to listen to this spring time.”


GONZO Multimedia recently released of a new charity single “The Family Circle” by Jon Anderson and former Counting Crows bassist Matt Malley. The money received from the single will go to the following charities:

Flutie Foundation – http://www.flutiefoundation.org (Jon Anderson),
Sahaja Yoga Meditation – http://www.sahajayoga.org (Matt Malley)
National Autistic Society (Rob Ayling, GONZO Multimedia president).



For more information:
Jon Anderson's official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson?ref=br_tf
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1.25.2015

GUITARIST EWAN DOBSON EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!


Canada - In February 2015, guitarist EWAN DOBSON embarks on a 3 month coast-to-coast North American Tour, hitting all major markets! North America is big, so Ewan Dobson will release not one, but two new albums to support his North American tour. ACOUSTIC METAL II is the first of these two new releases and is the follow-up to the Acoustic Metal 1. 12-String Guitar includes 12-string versions of material from Ewan´s previous albums along with 5 new unreleased songs. The show will include material spanning Ewan´s entire catalog performed finger style and with flat pick.
ACOUSTIC METAL II

On Friday, July 4th, 2014, guitar virtuoso & YouTube sensation EWAN DOBSON releases his 9th solo album, Acoustic Metal II. Recorded in complete isolation in the backwoods of Canada just after completing his tour of Europe, Acoustic Metal II is the follow-up to Acoustic Metal (CandyRat Records, 2013). and features multi-tracked acoustic guitar played with a flat-pick. With Acoustic Metal II, Ewan shows that acoustic guitar can definitely be metal, and you don´t necessarily need distortion.

“Think Spanish Flamenco in a head on crash with a bus filled with Kerry King, Dave Mustaine and Dimebag Darrell! It’s when you listen to this record you can easily understand why ex-Megadeth guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman selected Ewan to play the acoustic parts that appears on Marty Friedman’s latest album Inferno. Friedman was even quoted saying 'Ewan played the parts so beautifully and with so much expertise and flair that Jason (Becker) and I were in awe of his performance.' Lets be fair, that statement alone deserves a round of applause.” - http://themetalreview.com/albums/ewan-dobson-acoustic-metal-ii-review/

CandyRat Records recording artist Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada’s most brilliant and exhilarating guitarists, having performed at such prestigious events and venues as:
Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival
Pickering Rotary Music Festival
Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
Montreal Guitar Grand Prix
International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship
Hammerson Hall in Mississauga ’s Living Arts Centre
George Weston Recital Hall in the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts
Royal Bank Theatre of the Living Arts Centre
Lebovic Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal Jazz Festival

“Time 2” from Ewan´s second album was his most successful song and became a viral video hit on the internet acquiring millions of views. The video has been specially featured on numerous media websites across the internet (ie: http://www.reddit.com, http://www.ebaumsworld.com, http://www.collegehumor.com to name but a few). The song reached #1 on the iTunes charts in Finland, Germany and Sweden. It also reached #2 in Austria, #3 in Japan and the Netherlands , #4 in New Zealand and #5 in Denmark. To date, “Time 2” has accrued over 16 million views!

In early 2014, Ewan embarked on his first major tour of Europe. The “European Acoustic Metal Tour” consisted of 38 shows in 43 days covering Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. The tour was a great success and the fans across Europe were delighted by his performances.

Immediately following this tour, Ewan recorded two albums back to back; 'Acoustic Metal II' and '12-String Guitar'. 'Acoustic Metal II' ups the game from the previous 'Acoustic Metal I', bringing with it heavier riffs and more evolved song writing. There are 14 new tracks guaranteed to captivate those who appreciate the heavy acoustic guitar and dual guitar harmonies. 'Acoustic Metal II' is played entirely with a flat-pick and does not contain any fingerstyle guitar unlike 'Acoustic Metal I'. It ranges from technical acoustic death metal to progressive acoustic metal and what could be described as “video-game acoustic metal.”

EWAN DOBSON Acoustic Metal North American Tour 2015
Presented by CandyRat Records, LR Baggs, Ernie Ball Strings, MAXIMUM Booking, and AER Amplifiers

Feb. 20, 2015 US-NY-Buffalo, Nietzches
Feb. 21, 2015 CA-ON-Richmond Hill, Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Feb. 23, 2015 US-OH-Cleveland, Nighttown
Feb. 25, 2015 US-TN-Nashville, Sam Ash (clinic)
Feb. 27, 2015 US-KY-Newport, The Southgate House Revival
Mar. 01, 2015 US-MO-St. Louis, The Demo
Mar. 02, 2015 US-AR-Jonesboro, TheArts @ 311
Mar. 03, 2015 US-AR-Little Rock, Juanitas
Mar. 05, 2015 US-MO-Kansas City, The Riot Room (w/DavidHasselhoff on Acid, TysonLeslie)
Mar. 06, 2015 US-IA-Des Moines, Java Joes
Mar. 07, 2015 US-IL-Chicago, Martyrs
Mar. 08, 2015 US-WI-Milwaukee, Shank´s Hall
Mar. 09, 2015 US-IA-Iowa City, Gabes
Mar. 11, 2015 US-MN-Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center NEW!!!
Mar. 13, 2015 CA-MB-Winnipeg, WECC
Mar. 14, 2015 CA-SK-Regina, Artful Dodger
Mar. 16, 2015 CA-AB-Edmonton, The Artery
Mar. 18, 2015 CA-BC-Golden, The Rock Water Grill
Mar. 19, 2015 CA-BC-Kelowna, Minstrel Café
Mar. 20, 2015 CA-BC-Enderby, Lorenzo's Café
Mar. 22, 2015 US-WA-Seattle, The Triple Door
Mar. 24, 2015 US-OR-Portland, Aladdin Theater
Mar. 25, 2015 US-OR-Eugene, Wow Hall
Mar. 27, 2015 US-CA-Sacramento, Harlow´s
Mar. 31, 2015 US-CA-Oakland, Yoshi´s
Apr. 03, 2015 US-CA-Ramona, Ramona Main Stage
Apr. 04, 2015 US-CA-San Pedro, Alva´s Showroom
Apr. 08, 2015 US-NV-Las Vegas, Sam Ash (clinic)
Apr. 12, 2015 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
Apr. 15, 2015 US-OK-Tulsa, The Vanguard
Apr. 17, 2015 US-TX-Houston, Dosey Doe
Apr. 18, 2015 US-TX-Austin, Strange Brew
Apr. 19, 2015 US-TX-Dallas, The Kessler Theater
Apr. 23, 2015 US-AL-Birmingham, The Bottle Tree
Apr. 25, 2015 US-FL-Largo, Largo Cultural Center
Apr. 28, 2015 US-NC-Raleigh, The Pour House Music Hall (w/ Multiples)
Apr. 30, 2015 US-VA-Vienna, Jammin´ Java
May 01, 2015 US-DE-Wilmington, World Café
May 02, 2015 US-MD-Laurel, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center
May 04, 2015 US-NY-New York City, Iridium (8:30pm and 10:30pm)
May 06, 2015 US-NY-New York City, Iridium (8:30pm and 10:30pm)
May 07, 2015 US-NY-Woodstock, Bearsville Theater
May 08, 2015 US-MA-Cambridge, The Regattabar
May 09, 2015 CA-QC-Montreal, Katacombes
May 22, 2015 CA-ON-Stouffville, Nineteen On The Park

VIDEO LINKS:
“Condemnation” (first single from Acoustic Metal II): www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUGlLa2EIoE
"Time 2" Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXqPYte8tvc (over 16 million views)
“Paganini´s Hip” Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ZVSegio3Y
“Wash Away” Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPY8JYqkLms
“Blood & Ice” Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBvAvW6KQDk
Artist Website: www.ewandobson.com

1.23.2015

KING OF WANDS: UNFOLD YOUR OWN MYTH



The King of Wands LOTUS TAROT

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~Rumi, Essential Rumi

The King of Wands calls today to ignite your fire. The King of Wand is a card of power from deep within; a card of creative energy, and fulfillment in the grandest sense. This card represents creation and the power of manifesting in all its grandeur. The King of Wands is a card of leadership, foresight, and seeing the big picture.

This card speaks of shifting and molding the external world at will, and reminds you that this physical world is but a game. Play big, and have fun. Material gains are not the end result, it is in the remembering you can do anything. You, my Love, have the power. Stand tall, create the life you want and know from the deepest burning fire within your soul that you are the center of your universe. Time stands still, you get to choose! What will it be?

The King of Wands is a card of is card of fire, of letting the flame inside of you burn at it fullest. You are being required to take action, to follow your passion, to trust in your heart. You have everything you need in order to make this happen. There is no obstacle that can stop you now. Obstacles are merely opportunity to grow, to expand. Look into anything that steps in your path as such, and you will elevate to your highest self.

The fire is not only a creative force, it is your light, you are moving into new territory. Do not be afraid. The light is bright and you will know the way. You have been wary of using your power in the past. You have worried you would abuse it. The King of Wands reminds you to remain present, to be mindful and to trust that when you stay clear, stay focused; when you are intentional, you are acting in your greatest good. And remember sweet soul, when you truly are acting in your greatest good, you act in the greatest good of all! You are on path! Bur n Bright!

The King of Wands yields the power to manifest, to shape the external world to his will. You are beginning to remember that you too hold this power. You are realizing that this world is but an illusion and you can create anything! Get big! Do everything you never thought you could, just to see if you can.

The King of Wands is a card of leadership, calling you to lead the way. You may feel at times you are swimming upstream, take comfort in knowing you are clearing the path for others. You are taking hold of your dreams and showing that it is possible, it is all possible,if you believe. Believe, sweet soul in yourself, in your connection to it all, and remember to ask your angels for guidance! You are being reminded that you are not alone, you are never alone. You are meant to connect with everyone in someway, to work together to bring forth the new day!

The King of Wands is a representation of who you are, you are a leader, a pioneer, an innovator! You see what is possible in your mind's eye. It is time to bring it into fruition. You need not worry about the details, they will unfold. You need only trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Enjoy the process. Have fun, and remember the people in your life are here for a reason. You need not go it alone, you were never meant to! Allow yourself to connect on deeper levels that you ever thought were available. Trust that you are safe, that you are help in the highest of lights, and do what your heart calls you to do!

This is your story, no one else. You get to choose what you do and how you do it. Choose wisely! And have fun!! Life is delicious, drink it in! Enjoy the process!

Mucho love and light,
Lynn
xx

Lynn is a key member of our fabulous Lotus Tarot Resident Readers. As well as offering incredibly accurate and sensitive private one-to-one readings, Lynn frequently posts articles on Tarot and other related subjects to her blog.
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1.21.2015

KIMMER GETS THE STAR TREATMENT AT BONCIDELLO SALON & SPA!

THE BONCIDELLO GANG WITH MACHINEGUN!

Dennis Machinegun  Thompson and I made a visit out to my friend Jackie Wallace's hip Boncidello Salon and Spa yesteday. I was set for a new haircut from Michelle and Den for a full body massage with Alex.


Michelle (on right below) did a gorgeous job giving me a sassy/spiky new look. Just love it!


Alex on the left above did Den's massage which he is still raving about how great it was and how much better he feels.Book your appointment by calling 586.532.7020



Adjusted Den's scarf before we left Boncidello to go visit The Rock n Roll Prep School read that story HERE

THANK YOU JACKIE AND HER ENTIRE CREW FOR THE STAR TREATMENT! xoxoK

1.18.2015

LOST HITCHCOCK WWII DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON HBO



The graphic, firsthand footage was to be used as evidence against Germany, and Alfred Hitchcock was asked to direct the movie, called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey.”
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Hitchcock agreed and began in 1945. But just before his film was ultimately completed, the British government shut it down as Winston Churchill left office and the UK sought to ally with Germany against the Soviet Union. READ MORE HERE

JUNIOR GOTTI A SPOILED BRAT ACCORDING TO EX MOBSTER

 

He was a spoiled fella.

John “Junior” Gotti was a “self-mutilating” stunad with no street cred, according to his former best friend and mob turncoat John Alite.

“He’s like Kim Jong-un — a spoiled brat that took advantage of guys around us by his dad’s authority,” the former Gambino crime-family enforcer seethed to The Post.

“Ever since we were kids, he’s self-mutilating himself, burning himself with cigars,” Alite said in his first interview before a book by George Anastasia — “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia” (Dey St. Books) — hits shelves on Jan. 27. READ MORE ON PAGE SIX

BUY THE BOOK WITH THIS LINK


1.16.2015

ELIOT NESS: NEW FILES ON CONFLICT WITH J EDGAR HOOVER

 

The massive warehouse took up a block on Chicago’s South Wabash Avenue. Shades and wire screens blocked the windows. Iron bars reinforced the double doors. The sign read “The Old Reliable Trucking Company,” but the building gave off the yeasty odor of brewing beer. It was an Al Capone operation.


At dawn on April 11, 1931, a ten-ton truck with a steel bumper rammed through the double doors. Alarm bells clanged as Prohibition agents rushed inside and nabbed five brewery workers. Then they set about blowtorching the brewing equipment, upending vats, hacking barrels open. They sent a cascade of beer worth the modern equivalent of $1.5 million into the sewer.

Eliot Ness had struck again. “It’s funny, I think, when you back up a truck to a brewery door and smash it in,” Ness told a reporter. No one had so brazenly challenged Capone before, but then, the Prohibition Bureau had few agents like Ness. In a force known for corruption and ineptitude, he was known for turning down bribes bigger than his annual salary.
 

He was 28, a college graduate, with blue-gray eyes, slicked-back dark hair and a square-set jaw, and he had a way with the press. When he took to calling his men “the Untouchables,” because the abuse they took from Capone’s men reminded Ness of India’s lowest caste, reporters adopted the nickname as a metaphor for the squad’s refusal to take bribes. Soon newspapers across the country were celebrating Ness as Capone’s nemesis. READ FULL STORY HERE

1.14.2015

NEW BOOK ON JOHN GOTTI BY JUNIOR GOTTI!


Gangsters Inc. has done it again with this exclusive scoop for our readers. Investigative reporter Peter Lance - recipient of five Emmy's - interviewed former Gambino mob boss John A. “Junior” Gotti extensively resulting in a 23-page foreword which is part of Gotti’s upcoming book “Shadow of My Father.”
You can read this exclusive book excerpt ON GANGSTERS INC
The excerpt contains new information about John Gotti Sr.’s suffering and death behind bars, Junior’s trials, and the truth about Gambino turncoat John Alite, who has a book coming out himself titled “Gotti’s Rules.”
Follow Gangsters Inc. on Twitter and Facebook.

1.13.2015

THE KNIGHT OF SWORDS: QUICK SHARP AND READY


The Knight of Swords card suggests that my power today lies in change. I am quick, sharp, and ready for assertive, revolutionary or affirmative action. I overcome obstacles or resolve conflict by getting right to the point, cutting to the chase or confronting challenges head on -- even if this means going against the grain.

My communication, style or expectation is on the cutting edge and relies on reason, design, the latest craze or facts. It is my honor to protect and defend my perception of truth. I measure twice and cut once. I am empowered by expectation or duty and my virtue is commitment to the greater good.

The Knight of Swords often reflects a time when you are embarking on a new project or idea and there really is no stopping you. You have had this sudden burst of energy that is propelling you forward and inspiring you to take quick action to manifest your goals. You are ready to overcome any problem, challenge or obstacle that is in your path.

How could anything stand in your way if you are this focused and this committed to your goal?

1.12.2015

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON HAS A NEW TRAILER!


See the all-new trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" right here, Marvelites! Get ready for even more of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in theaters May 1!

NEW TRAILER RELEASED TODAY



HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON 3 BEGINS FEB 27!


Brace yourselves,House of Cards fans, as you’ll get to see the return of the ruthless politician Frank Underwood (played by the brilliant Kevin Spacey) soon enough. A simple Tweet, presented as a “special message” from the White House, reveals the launch date of Season 3 to be February 27, 2015 on Netflix. @HouseofCards

https://twitter.com/HouseofCards?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitaltrends.com%2Fhome-theater%2Fnetflix-house-of-cards-season-3-february-teaser%2F&tw_i=539450008634802176&tw_p=tweetembed

 You want to know what takes real courage?

NEW TRAILER!



THE WORLD: THE END OF A JOURNEY


The World signifies completion, achievement and fulfillment. All of your efforts are finally paying off and you have reached the end of a journey or have completed a major life cycle. You have endured hardships and challenges along the way but these have only made you stronger and significantly wiser and more experienced than when you first started on your journey.

A long-term project, period of study, relationship, or career has come full circle and you are now feeling a sense of closure as well as achievement and accomplishment. It could represent a graduation, a marriage, the birth of a child (representing the end of a pregnancy), or the attainment of a long held dream or aspiration. You have finally accomplished your goal or purpose. Everything has come together, and you are in the right place, doing the right thing, achieving what you have envisioned, and feeling fulfilled and complete. In this sense, the World card also heralds new beginnings that naturally emerge out of the completion cycle.

1.09.2015

THE 2 OF CUPS: HARMONY IN ROMANCE

 

The Two of Cups typically points towards a relationship that is based on mutual attraction and romantic inclinations. It reflects the clear, nurturing, supportive and heartfelt exchange of emotions that is the gift of a romantic relationship.

The Two of Cups represents love that is nurturing, creative, clearly focused, inspirational and equally fulfilling. In a reading, this is often a beautiful start to a new romance in which you will experience understanding, harmony and deep love between two souls. The seed has blossomed into a tree of appreciation. Kindness and thoughtfulness will bind your two hearts together with the feeling of being simultaneously very special to one another.


In some cases, the Two of Cups can refer to marriage, proposals and engagements, particularly as this card portrays what looks like a wedding or hand-fasting. It is a reflection of commitment between two individuals, to say that they will go through life together, always considerate of each other’s needs and wishes.

1.07.2015

17 STORIES OF SEX SUSPENSE AND MURDER: MICHIGAN THEATER NOIR SERIES!



Sponsored by Money Source | With Series Support from Nicola's Books


Take a walk in the shadows with a specially curated lineup of 17 films
based on hard-boiled crime novels from iconic American authors such as
Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Philip K. Dick. These legendary films feature
cinematic heavy-hitters in some of their most memorable roles, and showcase
the best of film noir’s trademark Expressionistic aesthetic, grim neo-realism themes,
gritty leads and of course, sultry femme fatales.

Advance tickets are available at ticketweb.com.

The full series lineup includes:

THE STAR: MAGIC AND INSPIRATION



“Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.” ~Aberihani

The Star is the magic card of the day, and what a card it is! The Star calls in inspiration, hope, light, and all that is bright! The star shines in the night offering you guidance and clarity. The star card speaks of being on path, trusting in your light, and turning everything over to the universe to work out the details. This cards also refers to self awareness, self assurance , and self love. The star is regarding spirit and the connection within. This card is the light at the end of the tunnel! Jai! You are shinning bright !

The Star Tarot card brings renewed hope and faith and a sense that you are truly blessed by the Universe at this time. Courage, fulfilment, and inspiration are in your life. You are entering a loving phase in your life, filled with calm energy, mental stability and deeper understanding of both yourself and others around you. This card is saying to you that, over the long-term, you should have faith and trust in the Universe. A better future is waiting for you but in order to reach it you must trust that it is indeed possible.

ROCK SAX LEGEND PHIL KENZIE FROM THE BEATLES AND EAGLES TOUR /NEW RELEASE!


Rock Sax Legend From The Beatles to The Eagles, Phil Kenzie Tours to Save Our R&R Sax Solo and Releases New Album

The Last Of The Great Rock Sax Players Phil Kenzie! Saxophonist With The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Al Stewart, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, The Eagles and many Others!

Nashville, TN - With the recent passing of Bobby Keys, the last of the legendary rock sax players still remains - Phil Kenzie! Phil has the great distinction of playing sax on The Beatles legendary 'Let It Be' album! Along with The Beatles, Phil's impressive resume includes recording sessions and tours with such iconic music groups and artists as John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, The Eagles and many others. It's easy to be familiar with Phil Kenzie's superb sax work.

Just recall the soaring solos on Al Stewart's “Year of the Cat” or “Time Passages” still enjoying favored airplay to this day, or the punchy brass intro to “Jet” by Paul McCartney, or the inspired solo on “The Long Run” from “The Eagles Live” album. In fact, this gifted sax player/arranger has lent his masterful touch to hits by everyone from Rod Stewart to Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks and Rosanne Cash to David Bowie, and in the process amassed some nineteen gold and platinum albums! Phil also holds the world record for the highest note ever played on Alto Sax on a solo on a top ten hit record (entry note on the first solo on “Time Passages” by Al Stewart).

A documentary of Phil's incredible musical journey is in progress and is 99% finished. With 120 minutes in length, it is produced by Harry Jarvis an Independent video producer from Nashville TN.

Phil relates, “I'm originally from the Liverpool area in England and in my first band, The Pressmen, I played many of the clubs made legendary by The Beatles, even occasionally sharing billing with the 'Fab Four', including The Cavern and Hamburg's famous Star Club. So it was totally appropriate that I should be asked later to play on the most classic 'swan song' of the century, 'Let It Be'.

This connection continued with my work on recordings for Apple Records, most notably John and Yoko's 'Plastic Ono Band' at Lennon's home in Ascot and all of the horn section work and solos on George Harrison’s 'All Things Must Pass' and playing in the massive sax section on 'Jet' for Paul McCartney and Wings. Through these sessions, I also worked with such notable stars as Eric Clapton, Steven Stills, Peter Frampton, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Doris Troy and Billy Preston.

“As a session man, I was doing gigs around London with Manfred Mann's 'Chapter Three', arranging and performing shows for Jack Good's psychedelic update of Othello entitled 'Catch My Soul', finding time to appear on Paul McCartney's 'Band On The Run' album and to be heavily involved in the hit cult classic 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', playing and recording both the show and the movie; supplying the screaming rock sax for Meatloaf's portrayal of 'Eddie'.

During this time I also worked with Alan Parsons, David Essex, Joan Armatrading, Ian Gillan, Alex Harvey, Leo Sayer, Black Sabbath, Steve Harley, Marc Bolan, Wishbone Ash, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, The Coasters, The Temptations, Arthur Connolly, Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter and Roger Daltrey appearing on his 'Ride a Rock Horse' and 'One Of The Boys' albums and on both David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' album and his wildly inventive television special 'The 1980 Floor Show'.

At this point I was asked by Alan Parsons to record what would become a legendary hit 'Year of The Cat' by Al Stewart. In the subsequent tour of America and another hit for Al, 'Time Passages', I caught the attention of Rod Stewart and was asked to join his band, recording with Rod what would turn out to be his biggest album to date 'Blondes Have More Fun'. I would ultimately appear on five albums for Rod including 'Footloose and Fancy Free', 'Foolish Behaviour', 'Rod Stewart Truly Live' and 'Greatest Hits'.”

Now, much to the excitement of his fans worldwide, Phil is releasing a CD titled 'A Night With The Cat'. The album, recorded between 1998 and 2008, has never been released before and is an instrumental depiction of the lyrics/story of “The Year Of The Cat” hit single by Al Stewart, in which Phil plays the world acclaimed hit saxophone solo. Titles on Phil's new CD reflect the lyrics of the song. Phil is backed on 'A Night With The Cat' by Peter White “king of the soft jazz charts”and legendary session players Bob Babbitt and Larry Knechtal.

Says Phil, “The album's listed producers are Phil Kenzie and Michael Snow and the album was recorded partially in Los Angeles and partially in Nashville Tennessee. It was done in my personal recording studios using analog and digital methodology and myself being the recording, mixing and mastering engineer. I am Industry recognized in these fields.

My daughter Anna Pauline Kenzie did all the hand drawn and digitally colored artwork for the CD sleeve which is exceptional. Apart from both composition and musical artistic performances by current top 'Soft Jazz' star Peter White. There are what well might be the final recording performances from two of the biggest iconic pop/rock session artists of our age, Bob Babbitt ( Motown, “Poppa Was A Rolling Stone” etc) and Larry Knechtel (Bread, The Wrecking Crew, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” etc.). These two legends both passed away in recent years. The album contains a composition and a performance by Larry called 'Amazing' which I co-wrote with him.”

In support of his new CD release, plans for Phil's S.O.S.S (Save Our Sax Solo) tour is currently in the works. The show will premier at Jazziz Nightlife on Jan 15th, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida.
For more information: www.jazziznightlife.com

Considered one of the greatest rock 'n; roll sax players of all time, Phil Kenzie has worked with The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Karla Bonoff, America, Boy George, Carly Simon, Randy Meisner, Steven Stills, Poco, The Pointer Sisters, Kenny Loggins, Tom Petty, Ronnie Spector, David Lyndley Eric Carmen and Debbie Gibson etc. At his latest sell out concert appearance with Al Stewart at The Royal Albert Hall on October 15, 2013, Phil received a standing ovation from a more than 6000 strong audience. Also, The Eagles have recently posted two songs on their official website featuring sax solos by Phil!

For more information:

1.06.2015

RON ASHETON AND STOOGES LARRY FINE PHOTO INFO JUST IN

original photo by Dee Wes

Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:08 PM
Subject: Hello I saw your site and there is a photo there of Ron and Larry and Krissy. I grew up with Krissy and I am the one that took that photo and a few more ( see my facebook if you want. I am glad that photo is found cuz its hard to get krissy to find photos we took. She is old fashion and wont even get on the computer but to see photos i send her husband. I usually call her on the phone.. I have asked her a few times go thru our old photos but she hasnt yet LOL.

Anyway just wanted you to know that was taken by me when we took Ron and some other of the entourage to see him but cant remember who it was possibly a guy named tony who worked for the stooges then. No photos tho that i have.
 


Now .. i saw a list of comments possibly from myspace there is one that is bugging the crap out of me and because it is NOT TRUE at all EVER ... NEVER HAPPENED. Was going ot ask you to remove it.. The comment said.. that Ron use to sneak larry out to gamble that never happened i laughed and i cant wait to call Krissy about that one.

anyway so happy that you have this photo up. I put it up on facebook and will post it a few fb places because i run some groups. And I really do miss Ron he was a wonderful guy. He dated Krissy and became a good friend back in those days.

What is true is I remember me an Krissy taking Iggy to Denny's after the whiskey on one occasion he wore my big fur coat .. then we go to Denny's rock n roll Denny's everyone knows it. And he ordered pie and nearly nodded out in it .. we had to carry him between us back to the car and up to the house when they lived next to the Hyatt in that apt complex (Coronet) it was a pink complex at the time. LOL strange things i remember...

Larry was a very private man he would not visit with many people. When we lived in the big house in Los Feliz I use to live with Krissy there mostly in the summers. Larry had the back house. He did not get visitors but the maid and his nurses.. when he moved to the Motion picture home there was alot of red tape to get into that place.. and you couldn't just walk in and visit anyone sorry you must have an invitation and it was definitely fenced to keep it private.

Larry was living with stroke problems at that time he could not do alot for himself then. So just the fact that he may have been smoking is kind of laughable as he was under doctors care at all times. It amazes me that this rumor is set in some folks minds but like i said. Ron may have wanted to boast a bit. He was a funny guy.. sorry I have no way to prove to you but me being there should amount to some credibility. Like i said people can believe what they like. Ill give Krissy a call and ask her today or tomorrow if she ever heard such a rumor. Take care new friend. Cheers Dee

1.05.2015

FULL MOON IN CANCER JANUARY 2015


The exact time of the next full moon is:
Monday * 5th January 2015 * 05:53:18 am
Central European Time (CET)
Moon sign: Cancer 14° 30'

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 05:53:18 pm (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 03:53:18 pm (AEDT)
TOKYO = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 01:53:18 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 12:53:18 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 11:53:18 am (ICT)
DELHI = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 10:53:18 am (IST)
DUBAI = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 08:53:18 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 07:53:18 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 05:53:18 am (CET)
LAGOS = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 05:53:18 am (WAT)
LONDON = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 04:53:18 am (GMT)
RIO = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 02:53:18 am (BRST)
SANTIAGO = Monday * 5th January 2015 * 01:53:18 am (CLST)
NEW YORK = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 11:53:18 pm (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 10:53:18 pm (CST)
CALGARY = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 09:53:18 pm (MST)
LOS ANGELES = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 08:53:18 pm (PST)
ANCHORAGE = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 07:53:18 pm (AKST)
HONOLULU = Sunday * 4th January 2015 * 06:53:18 pm (HAST)

1.02.2015

QUEEN OF CUPS


Here is your Daily Tarot for Friday, January 2

The Queen of Cups card suggests that my power today lies in intuition and drama. I trust my intuition and nurture an environment of deep devotion, patience, and intense passion. I mirror my hearts desire and am never too busy to connect to those who trust, love and need me. "It's the thought that counts." Many can say "I would die for them" -- only I can live for them -- spoken with sincerity by a true "Drama Queen." I am empowered by embracing my emotions as a gift and unconditional love is my Holy Grail or gift.

When the Queen of Cups appears in a reading, it suggests that you need to empathise with others and to show true compassion. Focus on the emotional well-being of others rather than relying on rational or logical explanation. You are here to support and to teach others, by drawing upon your own intuition and sense of calm and emotional connectedness. Learn how those in need cope with life’s challenges and share your knowledge. Hug someone you care about.

One of the greatest assets of the Queen of Cups is her ability to sense the needs of those around her. Due to her associations with the element of water, the Queen of Cups can be passive and receptive. Her sensitivity draws those who struggle and suffer towards her. In many ways, she is a safe harbor for others. Her ability to connect on a soul level enables her to remedy the broken hearts of others. Her warmth and genuine caring make her a beacon of light. Because she is so responsive to the feelings of others, the Queen of Cups must constantly uphold her boundaries between herself and others. If not properly protected, the Queen of Cups can lose her own sense of self. This is her greatest vulnerability.

1.01.2015

RETROKIMMER'S FAVORITE MUSIC ICONS

SONNY AND CHER

RAY CHARLES

VAN MORRISON

JOHNNY CASH

MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS

THE RONETTES

STEVIE WONDER

THE MONKEES

THE TURTLES

MARC BOLAN

SMALL FACES

THE SEARCHERS

MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
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