Wednesday, March 25, 2009

R.I.P. Uriel Jones - Motown drummer

One of Motown's Funk Brothers, drummer Uriel Jones (pictured above with Annie Jamerson, left, and Rosalind Holmes of the Vandellas), passed away in Detroit Tuesday. His muscular, hard-rocking drum style was an integral part of the Motown sound on classics such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and "Cloud Nine" by the Temptations. Jones was 74.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

VH1 is Bringing Back "Behind The Music"

I LOVE this idea. Can't wait.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Geddy Lee says Canada is "really farkin’ cold"

I think you'll get a kick out of this laid-back casual interview with Geddy Lee of Rush. I think I want to party with this guy.


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Road Trip to Cleveland, Anyone?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that it will launch "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen" on April 1. If you're a music fan, you gotta visit this place once in your lifetime. And what better time than now; the exhibit runs through spring 2010.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Movie About Beer is a Good Thing

Beer Wars - The Movie

They're doing a screening and event on April 16th. Check their site for more info. Here's the film's synopsis:
In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world.

Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.

Beer Wars begins as the corporate behemoths are being challenged by small, independent brewers who are shunning the status quo and creating innovative new beers. The story is told through 2 of these entrepreneurs - Sam and Rhonda - battling the might and tactics of Corporate America. We witness their struggle to achieve their American Dream in an industry dominated by powerful corporations unwilling to cede an inch.

This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

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