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Breaking news: The Beatles join iTunesthat’s it

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 under Current News | Comments are off

On Nov 16, Apple posted an announcement on its website saying “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget.” Below it were four clocks with suspiciously-placed hands. Speculation ran rampant over what the announcement would besome suspected it was the rumored addition of 90-second song previews, while others hoped for some sort of cloud storage capability (pointing to the “never forget” phrasing as a clue). When some news outlets posted that the actual announcement was that the Beatles catalogue was being added to iTunes, it seemed too anticlimactic to believe. Undeterred, however, Apple went ahead and confirmed it. Read the rest of this entry »

CD Review

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 under CD Review, Current News | Comments are off

Neil Young Le NoiseThe fact that Neil Young can release his 33rd full-length solo studio album at the age of 64 and still have it sound fresh and exciting is enough recommendation for anybody to check it out. Opener “Walk With Me” features more distortion than we’ve heard in a while, and when Young’s distinctive voice booms out over it, you get an instant flashback to the days of Crazy Horse and Buffalo Springfield. Read the rest of this entry »

Gibson commemorates Lennon’s birthday the way he would have wanted

Posted on Oct 07, 2010 under Current News, Rare Instruments | Comments are off

John Lennon’s birthday is coming up on October 9the legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist would have been 70 this year. In commemoration of the event, and at the request of Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, Gibson is taking a trip back in time and recreating the singer’s iconic first guitar. The J-160E (which Lennon couldn’t afford on his own, co-signing with manager Brian Epstein) will be reproduced in all its glory in three different variations. Read the rest of this entry »