Saturday, March 7, 2009

Beatles - Revolution 20

A recently available out-take from the Beatles "White Album" sessions establishes the missing link between "Revolution 1" and "Revolution 9."

Much like real life, it's only John and Yoko by the end.

Thanks to Charles Laquidara of the Big Matress.

I Am Fish... hear me roar

Click the fish for eco-friendly products from down under water.

KFC: official NFL wing sponsor

Who knew? Did you? I didn't until yesterday afternoon when I read a window poster at an actual Kentucky Fried Chicken... KFC to those of you born PA (post acronym).

Come on! I was good. I went out and bought a new digital TV before the original deadline. I watched dozens of games on it during the 2008 season. Clueless!

We've all seen Chunky Soup in the locker room, and Troy Polamalu tackling the guys who jacked his bottle of Coke Zero, but somehow I'd missed all the hand prints of honey BBQ sauce on game jerseys.

I'd never seen John Madden diagram how a receiver missed a pass because he failed to lick his fingers, despite the replay clearly showing his quarterback did.

I'd seen the winning team dump buckets of Gatorade over the coach's head, but never a bucket of barbecue, crispy or original recipe wings.

One day NFL uniforms may sell space to a single sponsor, or they could look like NASCAR where there's still a little bit of non logo-covered paint, yet in the ultimate subliminal messaging the word Pennzoil gets stuck in your brain because it went by 285 times at 192.4 miles an hour.

One day the NFL may sell naming rights to the big game itself. Imagine being welcomed back to "Tidy Bowl XLVII."

One day NFL officials may throw flags because entire chicken wings are thrown onto the field, or because, once the tasty part's gone, the remnants are: "Atlanta penalty, Number 57, 15 yards, boning."

Astral Weeks: Revisited

With the recent CD release of "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" NPR's Josh Gleason looked back at the widely acclaimed original.

Van Morrison played solo-acoustic sets at several free concerts on Boston Common in 1968, where most of the attention was focused on local bands like Ultimate Spinach and Eden's Children, who were among those hyped as part of the ill-fated/short lived "Bosstown Sound." And most everyone sitting there thinking "this isn't 'Brown Eyed Girl' was really hearing a performance of songs that would become "Astral Weeks" a few months later, and preview of a career beyond pop.

From NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, February 28th


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