What Is This GEMA All About?

I’ve always wondered why 25-30% of the videos we try to watch in Germany are blocked. But there is this very kind message you see to your right. Regardless of the friendly words, it is down right annoying… I ran across an article, from ResidentAdvisor.net, that was published recently and thought I’d share it with…

Day of The Strummer

Today would have been John Graham Mellor’s 61st birthday. And I often wonder what he would be doing today if he wouldn’t have passed away in 2002 from an undiagnosed heart problem. The world knew Mr. Mellor by his legendary iconic stage name, Joe Strummer, and so he shall always be known.  Strummer’s mark on the music…

Yoko Ono News (UPDATED)

Since I can’t seem to form an opinion about what I just read on RollingStone.com about Yoko’s current collaborations. Here is excerpt from the story: Yoko Ono‘s Plastic Ono Band’s next album Take Me to the Land of Hell (due September 17th) features big-name collaborations with Questlove and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, among others. One of the most anticipated team-ups — “Bad Dancer,”…

‘Abby Road’ Shoot

On this very day back in 1969, right outside the EMI Studios on Abby Road London, the infamous Iain Macmillan photo shoot took place. The  shoot was for The Beatles ‘Abby Road’ album, convenient location, I’d say.The shots were of the band using the crossing walk to cross the street, again, convenient. Supposedly lasted ten minutes…