Sunday 06 February 2011

.DANTE'S VANISHING ACT..............
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.DANTE'S VANISHING ACT..............

Exiled from his beloved city of Florence, Dante Alighieri, author of the great poem Divina Commedia ( Divine Comedy), died on 14th September 1321 and was buried in Ravenna, Italy at the Bracciaforte monastery of the friars minor. He was dressed in the scarlet robes of a doctor and crowned with laurel leaves ...as befitted a great poet. But the poem was apparently unfinished, so Dante's Sons Piero and Iacopo, also poets , were asked to complete it.

Eight months later Iacopo dreamt that his father came to him, dressed in shining white garments, his face bathed in bright light , and showed him where the missing 13 sections of the poem were hidden in his old room. On waking , Iacopo, rushed to the wall Dante had touched in the dream .....and found them. mouldy with damp, in a concealed hole.

When Dante's tomb was opened in 1780 to verify the remains before placing them in a new mausoleum, it was found to contain only a handful of small bones and some laurel leaves. It was supposed that Dante's absence in soul and body reflected his earthly wanderings through hell, purgatory and paradise, and that he must have been received into one of those realms. The matter was kept quiet, but a rumour persisted that the chapel where he was buried held a great treasure. Some of the friars who slept nearby occasionally reported seeing visions of a red-robed figure..........................

In 1865 when the Bracciaforte chapel was being renovated, workmen discovered in the walls a wooden chest , containing a skeleton, and an inscription : Dantis ossa a me Fre Antonio Santi hic posita Ano 1677 die 18 Octobris - "Dante's bones, deposited here by me, Brother Antonio Santi, 18 October 1677.".....xxx
Posted by: Ken
on 2018


......A KING MEETS HIS FATE ..........
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......A KING MEETS HIS FATE ..........

William Rufus (1056-1100), son of William the Conqueror and second Norman king of England, met a strange and violent death in the New Forest in the thirteenth year of his reign. His Elder brother Richard, had also died there in a boyhhod hunting accident. The night before his death William Rufus dreamt that during a routine bloodletting the stream of his blood reached to heaven, blotting out the daylight. That same night a monk also dreamt that William had entered a Church in his usual insolent manner and seizing the crucifix from the altar, had begun to gnaw at Christ's arms. The figure kicked William. making him fall backwards, and flames and smoke came out of his mouth, rising to reach the stars. The King dismissed the report with a laugh.........................................

More dreams that day were reported.......Perhaps shaken by the omens, William did not venture outdoors until late afternoon on 2 August. He died at Sunset. Churchmen, who loathed William Rufus, saw his death as a divine punishment. There was also speculation that he was killed by resentful Saxon peasants - the New Forest had become an exclusive hunting ground for the King since William the Conqueror had driven the people from their woodland villages. Others say the King was killed by agents of his younger brother, the future Henry I. Contemporary accounts say William Tirel, one of his closest friends, accidentally shot the king - his arrow guided by a higher power.................
Posted by: Ken
on 2018


RED SEA RISING REVIEW !!!
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https://www.redsearising.net
By Zack Brenneman

Global Entertainment Mag


Like a phoenix rising in the first rays of a new rising sun, Red Sea Rising craft an album that breathes new life the genre of power metal.
The debut release from Red Sea Rising entitled "Eye of the Storm" offers a sound that is reminiscent of 80’s power rock bands like Motley Crue, Scorpions, Extreme, and Def Leppard but modifies the sonic template by focusing more on chord structure and precise compositional arrangement as opposed to putting balls to the wall and following the almighty riff. In essence Red Sea Rising are able to say more with shorter song lengths through instrumental harmonies and melodies, than most other bands of the power metal ilk. That's not to say that they've sacrificed the ability to turn it up to 11 and rock out for being melody driven. "Eye of the Storm" showcases songs that tie the arrangement together through melodic hooks and keep instrumental over indulgence to the appropriate sections of the song. Understanding that every instrument has its part to play, both in the song and in the mix, is tricky, but in that respect "Eye of the Storm" proves that you can have a power metal arrangement in which the instruments don't have to fight for your attention all the time in the song and in the mix.

The musicians who joined together to create this tour de force were all active musicians in L.A. during a time in the mid to late 80’s that saw many memorable bands of the time get their break into the main stream. Like many musicians of that special time and place, they found themselves usually working as session musicians in and around the sunset strip; the hired guns of the sunset strip. Jeffery Kerr (A.k.a. Jet Ryder) on lead vocals, Ken Pinkstaff on lead guitar, Jimmy Salazar on rhythm guitars and vocals, KC Anderson on bass, David Franklin (Lunchbox) on drums, and multi-talented, Steve Kapeller on keys. Throughout "Eye of the Storm" each instrument is showcased in it's own way, whether it be a scorching guitar solo, a clever accompaniment, a harmonized vocal phrase or a galloping bass drum and snare pattern, each instrument brings something to every song that helps to enforce the arrangement instead of dominating it. This is no easy feat, but Red Sea Rising seem to have the knack for writing accompanying melodies and harmonies that fill in the gaps in the background of the composition, and slot each instrument in it's own place in the mix.

The lead vocals are sung, very competently by Jeff Kerr, whose vocal tone and style fits naturally with the 80’s power metal sound on "Eye of the Storm". At times Jeff has a touch of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) in his vocal delivery on songs like "Break the Chains," " Just Bleed," "Sometimes" and "Walk Beside Me". Kerr's competent vocal delivery is complemented well when accompanied by rhythm guitarist Jimmy Salazar, harmonizing with a style of vocal that is soulful and fits the mood of the song perfectly. Jimmy Salazar also takes on lead vocal duties on tracks "Life on Hold," "Cold," and "The Night". His vocal performance at times can be reminiscent of Rob Halford (Judas Priest) as Jimmy has the impeccable talent to transcend octaves and sing in higher registers at the drop of a pin. Vocal duties are shared in "The Night" which has Jimmy harmonizing and echoing Jeff's lead part in a soulful performance that is guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

The lead guitar work is played Ken Pinkstaff, who has been honing his chops as a session guitarist on the sunset strip in L.A. since Joe Satriani had hair and Randy Rhoads began to make waves in the guitar world. While the rhythm guitars of Jimmy Salazar have practically the same tone throughout the album, they drive the song with solid rhythms that work as a platform for Ken's solos to take off into the stratosphere. “Gunner Slinger” (the album’s sole instrumental track) will be any guitarists favourite track as it showcases the shredability Ken possesses as he soars through the scales and nails pesky tremolo phrases with ease. His guitar tone is reminiscent of what you would come to expect from any stylistic soloist in the genre of power metal; overdriven with a touch of reverb and a lot of gain and boost in the midrange. But let's not hold traditional tone against him. When the guitar isn't ripping up the fretboard during the solos of “Life on Hold,” “Pick Me Up,” and "Break the Chains," it's pulling off clever accompanying melody hooks in the background that keep its tone intact even in a different spot in the mix.

KC Anderson plays the bass parts excellently, and his unique approach to the parts shines in songs like “Break The Chains,” and “The Night”. KC’s approach to the bass parts gives the composition a sense of movement and is a welcome change of pace from other bass parts of the genre that would have the instrument tied to playing the root note for the whole song, and not exploring the melodic possibilities that are can shared with the other instruments.

Dave Franklin (Lunchbox) drums on “Eye of the Storm” and showcases his talent for bass drum triplets and melodic drumming, where appropriate in the song. "Let It Go" it a great example of the small things Dave does as a drummer to add a little zip to what is usually considered a typical rock and roll pattern. By adding a couple triplets on the snare or raising the high hat slightly when leading into a chorus, the effect his style of playing has on the listener is that there's perceived momentum in the song, and this gives the song a sense of progression. "Gunner Slinger" gives Dave a little more freedom to play around, and doing so, he uses triplet kicks to enhance a guitar heavy song with a rhythm that gallops along in time while the guitar soars through the clouds and into the stratosphere.

Following in traditional power metal footsteps, the songs on “Eye of the Storm” make use of the versatility of the keyboard. Steve Kapeller brings a unique feel to the instrument as his role in the arrangement changes from rhythm ("Standing in the Rain" and "Pick Me Up") to lead ("Sometimes" and "Cold"). Whichever role the keyboard plays in the arrangement, its tone works to enhance the mix of the song without fighting for dominance between the lead guitar and vocal. Two great examples of this mode of mixing are the last songs on the album ”Look Me In The Eye,” and “The End” in which the keys cover both lead and rhythm in the same song without taking away from the acoustic guitar and vocals.

Overall, considering that not one song on "Eye of the Storm" is over four minutes in length, each song has something to say, both lyrically, and sonically, and does so in a concise and effective way that has all the instruments working together to support one the song rather than fight for the spotlight like many other power metal bands that share that fatal flaw. The production values are great with most mixes placing the instruments right where they need to be at different times in the song. The songwriting structure is fairly traditional which can become highly predictable, and there's not a huge variety of different tones throughout the album. Where Red Sea Rising shines, however, is in their ability to write and produce, an album in which all instruments work together towards the greater cause; the song. While the spotlight drifts to shine upon different instruments from time to time, the way that they come together to support the song makes this album worth listening to, and shows great promise for future works from Red Sea Rising.

Red Sea Rising - Eye of the Storm

1. Walk Beside Me - 3:57
2. Life On Hold - 3:32
3. Just Bleed - 3:04
4. Gunner Slinger - 3:29
5. Sometimes - 3:29
6. Cold - 3:28
7. Standing In The Rain - 3:50
8. Pick Me Up - 3:50
9. Let It Go - 3:47
10. The Night - 3:29
11. Break The Chains - 3:36
12. Look Me In The Eye - 2:26
13. The End - 2:01


By Zack Brenneman
Global Entertainment Mag


Posted by: Ken
on 2018


..THEY WERE NOT ALONE .....
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...THEY WERE NOT ALONE .....

World-renowned Opera singer Tito Gobbi was unusually close to his brother Bruno, who was killed in a plane crash near Malaga, Spain, in 1939. In his Autobiography the singer recounted how, years later, while driving fast up a mountain road with a cliff on one side and a sheer drop on the other, he encountered his brother, once again "Suddenly with a narrow corner in front of me I heard Bruno's voice so distinctly it was as if he was right next to me , "Stop - instantly"I obeyed, coming to a halt on a wide grass verge, the only spot of any width in the whole path. Moments later , around the narrow bend came an articulated lorry out of control...I knew that Bruno had spoken to me ...and saved my life.

Accounts from many people and places suggest that intelligences from beyond this life can make their presence known to aid or warn human beings . In 1863, during the American Civil War, a commander of confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg, Major General George Pickett, wrote in a letter to his wife that his deceased mother was with him ..trying to tell him something. The next morning he was shot........

In his book The Spirit of St.Louis Charles Lindbergh revealed that during his historical 33-hour trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, he was accompanied by a number of vaporous forms in the plane's cabin.
As he became tired, these apparitions discussed navigation with him and helped him to maintain concentration. Career aviator Edith Foltz-Stearns, who took part in air races all over the United States during the 1930's , often sensed the unseen presence of other beings , usually departed relatives or friends. In one contest, when she was lost, low on fuel and considering a forced landing, a girl's voice said to her "No, Eddie don't ", she flew on and approached an airport within minutes. The voice was that of a school friend who had been killed in a car accident years before ...

During the Second World War, while working for the British Government, Edith was flying in fog over the English Midlands when a Man's voice cried out," Eddie, look out !"It was her passed father, instantly she zoomed upwards- and narrowly missed hitting a hilltop. At that moment , a shaft of light broke through the clouds ahead, spotlighting a road leading to a fighter base where she could land. Most professional pilots, however skillful , experience an accident ...sooner or later in their flying career, but Edith never did. She was convinced it was because she never flew alone .
Posted by: Ken
on 2018


Welcome to e107
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....A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE ......................

In 1935 Sir Victor Goddard of the Royal Air Force was flying low in pouring rain over a disused First World War airfield in Scotland, near Edinburgh. Suddenly the scene was brilliantly lit- he thought bright sunshine had pierced a heavy cloud. Below were open hangar doors and four bright yellow aircraft three bi-planes of a model he recognised, and a monoplane unfamiliar to him. The blue-overalled mechanics ignored his plane and seconds later he plunged into black cloud again...when reporting back ..he metioned that only the day before he had seen Drem airfield abandoned - yet now it seemed fully operational. But RAF aircraft were not painted yellow; RAF mechanics wore brown overalls and the RAF had no monoplanes in those pre-spitfire days......................

In 1939, with the Second World War imminent, Drem airfield was reopened as a training school using yellow painted aircraft - the Avro bi-planes and a Magister monoplane that had not existed in 1935. Ground personal wore blue overalls. In short, everything matched Goddard's vision. Had he somehow ?? travelled in time??

Strong evidence suggests that the 'time'barrier can be crossed, there are too many examples of premonition and precognition for them to be dismissed simply as coincidence. But Goddard experienced far more than a flash of insight. He really flew over a place in 1935 as it really existed in 1939..........

In 1973 Laura Jean Daniels of Dearborn, USA, was walking home one night when the street changed. The pavement became a brick path, many houses vanished and two lovers appeared wearing old-fashioned dress. Suddenly a barking dog came running towards Daniels. The Man quieted the dog and Daniels realised she was invisible to him. But the dog..it seems did see her, or sensed her presence. Such experiences ...suggest that at least some time travellers really travel.........

Posted by: Ken
on 2018

Tuesday 01 February 2011

Megattack's Parrish Hultquist Dies At 48
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Megattack's Parrish Hultquist Dies At 48Brad Hardisty of The Nashville Bridge reports that Parrish Hultquist, 'Utah's Greatest Guitarist', has died at the age of 48.


When Parrish Hultquist started playing out at about age 15, Utah had no idea what they were in store for. After first tracking at Bonneville Studios for a band called Equinox, he started developing his songwriting with Adrian Scott and Brad Hardisty in Roxx. Within a few short years, he was out performing originals with Moviescreen that put out their first album in 1984.


By the time Moviescreen started playing at The Generation Gap, Parrish's lightning speed and interesting chord changes set him apart from what was available at the time in Utah. Parrish was learning from just about every imaginable influence from early Ritchie Blackmore, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads to even Jazz artists like Al Di Meola and Allan Holdsworth. If he heard it, he could play it.


During the early 80's he challenged himself to study classical nylon guitar only to find out that his teacher from the University of Utah had taught him everything he knew in six months. Anything that he would challenge himself to do on the guitar he could accomplish. He was a guitarists' guitarist.


Parrish excelled in his abilities and quickly became bored or disinterested if the band he was in was not up to pushing as fast as things should be, reached a plateau or could not see his vision. Most of the time Parrish was the only guitarist in the band, but, those that were fortunate enough to share the stage with him found it to be an exhilarating experience.


Parrish took guitar seriously and was not up to sharing the stage with somebody he would consider subpar. Probably, the most successful band that Parrish performed with was Megattack with the dual guitar attack of Parrish Hultquist and Jay Gough. They played regional shows from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho with crowds of a 1000 or more, their album "Raw Delivery" took off in Europe just as the band broke up.


Parrish played in numerous projects in the late 80's, such as Terra's album Flames of Passion (out of print) featuring brothers Dana and Kevin Freebairn and early 90's, most notably Wolfgang who played regularly in Salt Lake City and played tour dates opening for bands such as Extreme and Tesla. Wolfgang recorded several unreleased tracks and a few videos that can be found on YouTube nowadays.


Parrish created a lot of buzz as a guitarist and garnered compliments from other contemporaries such as Michael Schenker and George Lynch. He started to appear on Metal Fanzine covers as the next big thing or the Intermountain Music Scene secret weapon. It would be a fact that Parrish would not have a problem with tangling with any guitarist on stage doing anything from Metal to Jazz to Classical Music. He was an accomplished musician who studied everything he could get his hands on.


Parrish began to have medical issues, a very rare seizure problem in the mid 90's that began to slow down his ability to perform. He took whatever energy he did have to creating demos off all of his song ideas in his home studio and took opportunities to record with friends.


In 2005, the opportunity came to record with the original Megattack line up and a follow up to Raw Delivery called Save The Nations was recorded. The album was professionally mastered at Airshow in Colorado. Parrish put as much as he could into his songwriting and playing. He was constantly dealing with seizures although he was grateful to have the opportunity to record again and perform on stage in Salt Lake City. Although medical issues would keep him in Spokane, Washington where his family lived and he received medical attention, Parrish was grateful to perform saying finally his daughter, Taylor, was able to see him perform with the band that garnered so much success in the 80's.


One time he was riffing away at a visit to Guitar Center in West Valley later in years when a Salesman was blown away and asked if he had ever heard of Parrish Hultquist, that his Dad use to hang with him and he was considered the best guitarist to ever come out of Salt Lake City. He finally busted up a little and explained that he was Parrish.


If Parrish respected you as a musician or a person he was a lifelong friend. While he had a hard time with people that were not what he considered real, judgmental or honest, he was ready to include those that Parrish could tell were on the fringes whether they were shy, handicapped or otherwise feeling left out. He had a sense of humor and a personality that would light up the room or the face of a girl working as a Checker at the Grocery store. If he wanted to engage you in conversation or merriment there was no stopping him.



Parrish never made the natural choice to go out to the LA scene in the 80's. He loved Utah, Idaho and Washington State. He never wanted to be too far from his family. He was the oldest brother of eight children. The last several years with his health problems he was never far from his Sisters and his Parents in Spokane, WA.


Parrish was preceded in death by his younger brother, Shawn Hultquist, who had heart problems and while waiting for a heart donor died in 1998. His mother Gay Lynn Saunders also passed away a few years ago. The surviving family, his father Ron, Stepmother Jacque, Travis, Rome, Shelly, Stacy, Ronnie, Tracy as well as Cory and Billy are gathering for a Memorial over the next few days. His engaging personality and talent will be sorely missed but warmly remembered.


Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and thenashvillebridge.com

warmly remembered.
Posted by: warchilin66
on 2018

Monday 31 January 2011

Foods That Promote Happiness
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If you’re feeling as blue as the skies above, you will be happy to know that a few spoonfuls of the right foods may turn that frown upside down! Whole foods contain vital nutrients that provide both physical and psychological benefits. Read on to discover which foods contain those mood-boosters to help you smile your way to longevity.



Fun with Folate

Eat folate-rich foods: Leafy greens like kale, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, turnip greens, bok choy, legumes, sunflower seeds, oranges, melons, beets, and fortified whole grains

Why? Folate, also know as folic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for cell division, DNA synthesis, and healthy blood cell production. Research at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has found a link between depression and low levels of folate. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for men and women is 400 micrograms and 600 micrograms for pregnant women. To keep you smiling, increase your intake of folate-rich foods. A cup of cooked lentils provides 90% of the RDA of folic acid. Plus, the fiber and protein will satisfy you longer, stabilize blood sugar, and also promote a better mood. Additional bonuses: Folate can also decrease homocysteine, an amino acid that is linked to heart disease. Low levels of folate can cause anemia, while pregnant women must increase their folate levels to prevent fetal neural tube deficiencies.



Boost Your B6

Eat B6 foods: bananas, chicken breast, garlic, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, sunflower seeds, broccoli, red bell peppers, watermelon, avocados, and potatoes

Why? Vitamin B6 plays a role in red blood cell metabolism, protein metabolism, and synthesis of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. It also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and increases the amount of oxygen carried to your tissues. Low levels can lead to an increase of homocysteine, anemia, headaches, and depression. The RDA for adults from age 19 to 50 is 1.3 mg/day and approximately 1.6 mg for individuals over 50. The next time you’re feeling down, grab a banana and munch your blues away!



Go Fish!

Eat omega-3-rich foods: fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, and herring, flaxseeds, walnuts, and algae

Why? DHA omega-3 essential fatty acid maintains healthy brain function and is vital for fetal brain and eye development. Current research also demonstrates the association between intake of omega-3 fatty acids and depression. A meta-analysis study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that depression was significantly improved in patients with unipolar and bipolar disorders after taking three daily fish capsules for eight weeks. Eat the oily fish listed above -- a 3-ounce serving of salmon contains between 1.1 - 1.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Supplementing with high quality fish oil capsules may be an alternative if you don’t consume fish on a regular basis. Vegetarian sources of omega-3 can be found in flaxseeds, walnuts, and algae. Toss a tablespoon of sunflower seeds or walnuts into a creamy cup of unsweetened low-fat yogurt for a mega mood boost!



Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Eat good carbs: whole grains, fruits, vegetables

Why? Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Whole grains, fruits, and veggies supply us with prolonged energy, fiber, and multiple nutrients that our bodies need for optimal health. Good quality carbohydrates can also trigger serotonin synthesis. Recognized as the “happy hormone,” serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that affects our mood and sleep. The next time you feel blue, instead of reaching for that bag of chips or sugary cookies, opt for unrefined, unprocessed carbohydrates that will provide you with sustained energy and an improved mood. Toss that muffin and enjoy a whole grain cracker with a tablespoon of natural nut butter for a delicious and uplifting snack!

You can find many more ways to live to 100 in Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to Be 100, which is now available on Kindle. Also, check out my new book Secrets of Longevity 8-Week Program, a journal that offers the best healthy habits to live to 100.

You can find many more ways to live to 100 in Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to Be 100, which is now available on Kindle. Also, check out my new book Secrets of Longevity 8-Week Program, a journal that offers the best healthy habits to live to 100.

I hope you eat foods for many long, happy years. I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

—Dr. Mao

This blog is meant to educate, but it should not be used as a substitute for personal medical advice

[Submitted by Radical Red]
Posted by: RadicalRed
on 2018

Sunday 30 January 2011

Another Day In Paradise
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I have told you about the insanity of a day in the life of a booking agent, now I am going to give you the meat and potatoes of what really occurs. I had a Bart Crow show set in Premont, Texas for Saturday January 29th. What THAT means is that this show was set almost three months prior to the event, all negotiations have taken place, contracts signed and deposits sent. Additionally, the opening band has been approved by Mr. Crow’s “people” and all production issues have been addressed. It is an intricate little dance that is done for every show and that train can run off the tracks at any given moment as you will soon see!

Saturday morning, I checked with the venue to make certain everything was on “go” mode. It was, there had been several hundred presales and the venue owner was happy as a pig in the sunshine. Little did I know that was all about to change. At noon, I received a freaked out call from Bart’s management…Bart’s bride had gone into labor and they were on their way to the hospital. I am a MOM so I understood immediately that Mr. Crow would NOT be making his show that night, at least not if he valued his life OR his half of the community property in Texas. However, that being said, it meant that I had to go into overdrive to cover my ass and the venue’s ass for that night. Yep, another day in paradise has just commenced!

I call the venue owner and he and I both begin damage control. He is having to return funds to people that had already purchased tickets, the Phillip Thomas Band was already in place to open for Bart so now a band had to be found to open for them instead. The venue owner is NOT happy because he has spent advertising dollars predicated on a BART CROW performance which means he pissed away that money and this is when the serious renegotiations begin…

Talk BACK with Bart’s management to find out WHEN he would be able to substitute a date in and get them to rebate back the advertising dollars lost, which they did without question. In the interim, I am looking at the very last minute for a headliner that could fill in. Before I say anything else, I will tell you that the odds of that happening are the equivalent of an “ice cube’s chance in hell.“ Call Deryl Dodds, he is off but is out of town…darn it! Call management back asking if they found anyone who was off that night…no such luck. Venue owner is freaking out threatening to call off the entire show…err NO, you cannot do that either…contracts exist for everyone concerned, including YOU! Pull panties out of venue owner’s behind and get him calmed down. Tell him that he would STILL make money, got the bands discounted and he was still getting a Bart Crow show at a reduced rate on a future date. Call management one more time to make certain that all negotiations are confirmed and that I had given the venue owner exact details about what will transpire, whew!!!

Take two calls from my opening band because venue owner had called them trying to back out of show, assure them that this will NOT be happening and I will get it handled. Call venue owner one more time to tell him he cannot do that and to prop him up through the course of this debacle. Call opening band back to tell them its going to be all right, call me if there are ANY issues and I would be the one to deal with them and they are to keep their mouths shut, please. In the course of the day, I made over twenty five phone calls addressing this one show…and I am literally praying that the band does NOT have to call me late at night with problems, but that is just part of the job.

Finally, four hours after this begins everything has settled down and people are starting to smile again. In those four hours I managed to develop a better working relationship with management (always a tenuous relationship at best), let a band step up and take Bart’s slot for the night (where I understand from the text I received at 3 am that the show went very well), keep a venue owner from losing his mind AND I had something happen that reminded me once again exactly WHY I love some of the guys in this business. Bart actually took the time to call me and apologize for being unable to attend the show. Yes, I know Bart but it still showed the measure of the man as far as I was concerned. He has “people” for that, but he takes his job seriously enough that he personally called to acknowledge it. I just thought I would share the fact that Bart Crow really is a class act and handles his business in a way that I wish other artists would emulate! BTW, Congrats to Bart and Brooke on their new “baby bird!”

[Submitted by Radical Red]
Posted by: RadicalRed
on 2018


Steve Miller Band Announce First Austin City Limits Taping
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JAN 26.11
Steve Miller Band Announce First Austin City Limits Taping
Austin City Limits announces the first taping in its new state-of-the-art home at The Moody Theater with a special performance by Steve Miller Band including material from his soon-to-be-released new Blues Rock album entitled "Let Your Hair Down." Preceding the taping there will be a free party with music, events and more in downtown Austin on Saturday, February 26, from 3 to 8 p.m. sponsored in part by Cirrus Logic, The 2nd Street District and The Moody Foundation.

“This is a dream come true for ACL – a new home in downtown Austin that will be an amazing world-class music venue and studio soundstage combined,” said Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona. “After 36 years, we have big plans for the future, and that future begins on February 26th. The best is yet to come!”

Lauded rock guitarist Steve Miller and his band (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud) have been inspiring fans for more than four decades with Miller’s unique brand of rousing American rock ‘n’ roll. His catalog includes 17 studio albums and multiple hit singles including “The Joker,” “Take The Money and Run,” “Jet Airliner,” “Abracadabra” and more.

Produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, Austin City Limits has become the longest-running music series on American television by presenting audiences with the most diverse, original, and cutting-edge talent from today’s music scene. The series will take this same spirit of creativity into the new venue giving more of Austin a seat for a new era of legendary performances.

For more information on how to get a free ticket to the Austin City Limits taping go to austincitylimits.org. Tickets are limited and a ticket is required to attend the taping. There will be a free public celebration - 2ND ST. SOUNDCHECK - in conjunction with the taping in Downtown Austin thanks to KLRU’s partners Cirrus Logic and The 2nd Street District.
Posted by: warchilin66
on 2018


Stone Sour headlines the all new Avalanche tour
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Stone Sour headlines the all new Avalanche tour with labelmates Theory of a Deadman supporting. Joining the end-of-winter jaunt are Skillet, Halestorm, and Art of Dying.

Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying round out the all-star bill. Only 22 dates have been announced at this point, and more are expected to follow. Tickets for most shows will go on sale Feb. 5, but discounted fan club pre-sales will begin Feb. 1 through Artist Arena.

To get your discounte fan club pre-sale sign up for the Stone Sour fan club, Dead Generation, or Theory of a Deadman's Deadfan Club.

"We've been looking for the right tour to headline, and this is definitely it," Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor exclaimed in a statement. "We're already working on an amazing show, the kind we have never done before. We're gonna rip these stages to shreds and leave the audience with crazy eyes and sore throats! Here we go!!"

This tour will be Theory of a Deadman's first outing in close to a year, as the trio have been writing and recording their follow-up to 'Scars & Souvenirs.' According to the band, there is a chance that a new song or two will make their live debut on the Avalanche run.

Avalanche Tour Dates

3/24 -- Chicago, IL -- Aragon Ballroom

3/25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Eagles Ballroom

3/26 -- St. Paul, MN -- Roy Wilkins Auditorium

3/28 -- Bloomington, IL -- US Cellular Coliseum

3/29 -- Fort Wayne, IN -- Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4/1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade Music Park

4/2 -- Tampa, FL -- St. Pete Times Forum

4/3 -- Ladson, SC -- Ladson Fairground

4/8 -- San Antonio, TX -- Illusion Theater at Alamodome

4/9 -- Corpus Christi, TX -- Concrete Street Amphitheater

4/10 -- Grand Prairie, TX -- Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

4/12 -- Houston, TX -- Reliant Arena

4/13 -- Wichita Falls, TX -- Kay Yeager Coliseum

4/15 -- Belton, TX -- Bell County Expo Center

4/16 -- Lubbock, TX -- LoneStar Amphitheater

4/17 -- El Paso, TX -- El Paso County Coliseum

4/19 -- Tulsa, OK -- Tulsa Convention Center Arena

4/21 -- Park City, KS -- Hartman Arena

4/22 -- Springfield, MO -- Shrine Mosque

4/29 -- New York, NY -- Hammerstein Ballroom

4/30 -- Bangor, ME -- Bangor Waterfront

5/1 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Sun Arena
Posted by: warchilin66
on 2018

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