Seems all of my posts lately have been Beatle oriented, but, hey when there is news...
This past spring, Paul McCartney signed a deal with an independent label to reissue his solo and Wings catalog.
Instead of chronological order, the releases begin with "Band On The Run"
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I will feature some of the tracks on our Beatles hour Sunday at noon.
A few things for you if you are a John Lennon fan.
The Everhart Museum has an interesting exhibit coming up. Looks like a must for Beatles fans and a great way to support the museum.
Also, WVIA is showing "Lennon Naked" Sunday night (11/21). It's part of the "Masterpiece Theater" family of programs called "Masterpiece Contemporary".
Looks interesting, but, I'm not sure it will tell us anything about the enigmatic Beatle that we don't already know. Still, the productions are usually very well done and worth a look.
Its finally happened...
You can now purchase the music of The Beatles on Itunes.
Years ago, when I first began using an mp3 player, I used a very small simple player. I could drag and drop files onto it from my computer, and easy as that, I was good to go.
Itunes was to confining. I didn't want anything to do with it. That's what I told myself.
Then I took the plunge. An Ipod Classic. 80 gigabytes of my most obscure music, old radio shows from the "golden age of radio" and even movies.
I was hooked. Couldn't go anywhere without it. I even carried it with me inside the Mountain cabin!
And all of a sudden Itunes was the greatest thing since sliced bread! So easy to organize!
I came to the game late, but, I'm trying to keep up with the technology as best I can. Last month I picked up a new Ipod touch (a measly 32 gigs). Apps, email, music movies.
Amazing. Say what you will - Apple knows how to push our buttons and adding the most successful band to your stable will sell more Ipods and bring more customers to the Itunes store.
Don't get me wrong - I love technology. It lets us do things we never thought we could do and it lets us get them done quicker, but, I love this idea John Mellencamp had abouthis new album.
He also has a unique greatest hits package coming on June 15th.
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It looks like we are going to be enjoying nice weather for the Memorial Day weekend in NEPA.
As you gather with friends and family, take some time to remember those who sacrificed everything the freedoms we enjoy everyday.
For a brief look at the day once known as "Declaration Day", check this out. Or if you prefer to see some video, The History Channel has a pretty good site.
Also, Arlington National Cemetery has a great photo gallery and info on the origins of the 21 Gun Salute, Taps, and other military history.