‘Stand By Me’ Web Video

I wanted to post an interesting video I found while surfing around. This clip comes from a group called “Playing for Change,” on its posted page, the author says this is the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. The song covered is the classic “Stand By Me” by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.

The group has built a mobile recording studio, and is traveling the world. The group aims to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through the music they create. Its an interesting project, and you can learn more about it here: http://playingforchange.com/


Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

Jimmy Eat World to Perform Live Online

I know we haven’t been posting many “music” related news in the past few month, but I thought this one was of note. Jimmy Eat World recently completed a 10 city tour marking the 10th anniversary of the release of their ‘Clarity,’ record, an album some consider to be among their best. On the last stop on the tour (in their hometown of Tempe, AZ), the group recorded their performance, and have released ‘Clarity Live’ today available online only through their website, http://www.jimmyeatworld.com.

So to celebrate the release, and offer something to those who may have missed the tour, the band will be performing six songs requested by their fans via Twitter, today, 6pm PDT at their website, www.jimmyeatworld.com.

So check it out, and pick up the album, its excellent!

Missing Beatles Track Coming to ‘Light?’

Missing Beatles Track Coming to ‘Light?’

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‘Carnival of Light,’ a track recorded by the Beatles January 1967, might be released soon.  In an interview, Paul McCartney has said that he has the master tape in-hand, and thinks that now might be the time to offer this track to the public.

‘Light,’ is one of the few Beatles tracks that has eluded bootleggers.  The song is said to run around 13:58.  Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn, one of the few people to have heard the track describes it as:

(A) “Distorted, hypnotic drum and organ sounds, a distorted lead guitar, the sound of a church organ, various effects (water gargling was one) and, perhaps most intimidating of all, John Lennon and McCartney screaming dementedly and bawling aloud random phrases like ‘Are you alright?’ and ‘Barcelona!”

Beatles fans were disappointed when the track was considered, but eventually dropped from the ‘Anthology’ CDs, supposedly at the request of Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Personally, I cannot wait.  Hopefully we’ll get to hear this very soon.  -Sam

Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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Red, Liz and Abe are back.  In Guillermo del Toro’s first movie since the award-winning ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ the big red guy with the Right Hand of Doom again does battle with the evil folks trying to rule the world. [Read more…]

Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dies at 65

Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dies at 65

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Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard Wright died on Monday.  He was 65. [Read more…]

Don “Movie Trailer Guy” LaFontaine Passes Away

Don “Movie Trailer Guy” LaFontaine Passes Away

don-lafontaine.jpgDon LaFontaine, the man who most know as the “movie voice” passed away on Monday of a collapsed lung. He was 68 years old. [Read more…]

Ross & Maguire Team Up for ‘Crusaders’

Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) and Tobey Maguire will be teaming up again for Universal’s ‘The Crusaders,’ a drama about the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Maguire is set to play Jack Greenberg, a newly graduated lawyer who joins with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund head Thurgood Marshall to win the landmark Supreme Court case that ruled segregation in schools illegal.

The script was written by Emmy-nominated writer Danny Strong, formerly Ross’ assistant. He wrote the HBO film ‘Recount.’

Hayden Panettiere Tards Things Up

Hayden Panettiere may have written the most asinine song since, well, I want to say ever. Her song “Wake Up Call” sounds more or less (think “more”) like throwing up down a garbage disposal to a reggae beat. She could have taken a giant hose and sprayed cat feces on us and I would have been slightly less offended.

Now I’m confused. How do I explain to my wiener that everything is going to be OK after Hayden did this to us? How do I tell him everything he knows to be true has been one big crapfest of a lie? I don’t know, maybe I just need to take him out for a long quiet walk where we can reflect on things. *sigh*

John Woo to adapt “Caliber”

John Woo will be directing an adaptation of the comic book “Caliber.” The film, a co-production of Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, Barry Levine’s Radical Comics, and Lion Rock, Woo and Terence Chang’s US production company.

The comic book sets King Arthur and his knights as gunslingers in the west.

Though, this film probably won’t be his next, he previously announced “1949,” a period romance film set during the Chinese Revolution. “The Sicilian Clan,” a remake of a 1969 crime drama, and “The Divide,” the story of a Chinese rail-worker in the US.

Feist Knows How to Count

Feist Knows How to Count

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Musician Leslie Feist knows how to count. Well, to four at least. (You ever notice she skipped 7 & 8 in that song? Did she forget? Not like those numbers? No matter.)

Feist appears in the new season of ‘Sesame Street.’ And just so you don’t have to watch the whole show to see her, here she is, singing ‘Counting to 4.’  Enjoy.