Saturday, May 10, 2008

SUDDEN IMPACT RELEASED ON CD!

SUDDEN IMPACT RELEASED ON CD!

Composer Lalo Schifrin's company Aleph Records has released his score for the 1983 Dirty Harry movie Sudden Impact starring Clint Eastwood. Here is the official press release:

FEATURING: Original score by Lalo Schifrin.
Entire original score never been released, only excerpts on LP.

For Lalo Schifrin, a decade had passed since his own last encounter with Harry Callahan. … Lalo reported for duty in 1983, fully aware that times—and musical tastes—had changed, and that he had to retain the spirit of Harry while making him a more modern invention: a product of a techno-age, where everything in movies seemed, bigger, louder, and generally larger than life. With BULLITT in 1968, and DIRTY HARRY in 1971, Lalo had defined the sound of San Francisco. The glittering canyons and raking tarmac hills had pulsated to hip grooves: a jazzy, snazzy, bass-fueled back beat that was so cool you couldn't believe you were hearing it, so much as dreaming it, living it, so deep into your consciousness did it penetrate. … Ten years on, Lalo figured, Harry was older, maybe wiser, maybe mellower. Maybe he was more studied, took his time, thought things through. In SUDDEN IMPACT the score doesn't push or propel, but supports, keeps Harry rooted, anchored, detached from the madness surrounding him. And additionally, in keeping with the subject matter, it's a tad gentler, and yes, even romantic at times. Perhaps this would be Harry's last go-round. Find love with Jennifer and hang up the big artillery. Sit back, take it easy, have a brew. – Nick Redman

Aleph Records, has also released the scores for the first three films of the series, DIRTY HARRY, MAGNUM FORCE, and THE ENFORCER. The complete soundtrack to SUDDEN IMPACT makes its debut for the first time to CD. With only excerpts released on the first DIRTY HARRY LP, this is the complete score plus additional bonus tracks that has been remixed from the original multi-track masters.

TRACK LISTINGS:
SUDDEN IMPACT
Sessions September 1983
At Warner Brothers, Burbank – Scoring Stage 1
Conductor: Lalo Schifrin

1 Main Title 3:20
2 Murder By The Sea 2:32
3 Too Much Sugar 1:36
4 Frisco Night 2:52
5 Target Practice 1:35
6 The Road To San Paolo 1:46
7 Remembering Terror 6:50
8 Cocktails Of Fire 2:20
9 Robbery Suspect 2:15
10 Ginley’s Bar 5:56
11 Another Victim 1:21
12 You’ve Come A Long Way 3:46
13 Darkness 4:12
14 Crazy 1:44
15 Hot Shot Cop 1:23
16 Alby And Lester Boy 2:03
17 The Automag 1:39
18 Unicorn’s Head 3:03
19 A Ray Of Light 1:02
20 Stairway To Hell 1:01
21 San Francisco After Dark
(End Titles) 3:24

Bonus Track
22 Main Title (Alternate) 2:49


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TOP 10 AMAZING FILM SWORDFIGHTS!

TOP 10 AMAZING FILM SWORDFIGHTS!

Everyone loves a good swordfight and thankfully there have been an enormous number of movies with brilliant fighting scenes in them. Here’s a ling to a selection of ten of the best from some great action films . . .I think it’s
a pretty good list.

SIMON ATKINSON @ THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL!


Friday, May 9, 2008

FREE DOWNLOAD - JAZZ IMPROV NY - JUNE EDITION!

FREE DOWNLOAD - JAZZ IMPROV NY - JUNE EDITION!

Enjoy the #1 monthly Jazz Magazine that is absolutely FREE!
Simply click here to download your copy of the June edition of Jazz Improv® NY Magazine.

Features include trumpeter Jon Faddis (appearing May 29 thru June 1, at The Blue Note in New York). Each full-color issue of Jazz Improv NY Magazine is 48 pages in print (often more), available at 200 locations around NY. There are interviews, record reviews, articles by jazz legends such as Ira Gitler and others.

You'll also find the most comprehensive monthly calendar and event listings for the number one jazz market in the world - New York. This issue you'll read about Brooklyn Jazz Underground, sax great Michael Pedicin (appearing at Cachaca in May), Jazz Foundation of America's "A Great Night in Harlem, Roth's Westside Steakhouse, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Michel Legrand, Bobby Sanabria, Stanley Jordan, and others.

JAZZ IMPROVE MAGAZINE ON SINATRA!

JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE ON SINATRA!

More On Frank Sinatra - Interview with Charles Pignone.

This is an excerpt from the 40-page feature on Frank Sinatra in the current issue of Jazz Improv Magazine, Volume 8, No. 1 (224 pages, enhanced companion CD included, with 14 tracks plus, for those who make music, a 164-page e-book with songs, transcriptions, exercises, and how-tow articles), available at retailers and by subscription. To subscribe, visit www.jazzimprov.com.

Charles Pignone is the archivist for the Sinatra family. He organizes and maintains the archive of photographs and memorabilia that have accumulated during the life of Frank Sinatra. He has written liner notes for a number of Sinatra albums and has been president of America's largest Sinatra fan club since 1984. He is also the author of two books, The Sinatra Treasures and Frank Sinatra: The Family Album.
Interview by Eric Nemeyer

CP: It got to the point where managers, press people and others around him developed bigger egos than Frank Sinatra,s. If any body approached Frank for an autograph or a photo, he would never say no. Conversely I’ve seen times when either bodyguards or managers or press people would say, “No, no, no don’t bother Mr. Sinatra.” If Frank was in earshot, he would scold them and say, “Hey look, if it wasn’t for these people I wouldn’t have a job and you wouldn’t have a job.”

There was an appreciation for the loyalty of the fans and the people that followed his career and that enjoyed his music. It was never taken for granted ... I think again it goes back to those early days of those guys scraping by going city to city on those band buses and being appreciative that people came out and saw them.... What a lot of people don’t realize is that with a great artist, as anybody in the profession knows, there is a lot of work that goes into making it look effortless. Frank would usually arrive the day before an engagement opened...and there would be a rehearsal from two in the afternoon to six in the evening. Frank would have a stop watch with him. He would carry a stack of sheet music....He had so much concern with the quality of the material, the musicians, and the arrangers. I think that’s why, even now, almost ten years after his passing, there’s still such an interest in his music.

Click here to read the interview with Charles Pignone from Jazz Improv Magazine.

NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL WEEK!


TOP TEN MOVIE STUNTS!

TOP TEN MOVIE STUNTS!

Thanks to
www.blog.jamesbondfanbook.com and it’s blogger Deborah Lipp for the below list tip and following commentary.

TOP TEN MOVIE STUNTS!

This list goes back to the silent era, and really respects the whole history of film—too many “top” lists these days think movie making started in the 1980s, or 1960s at best.

The Spy Who Loves Me’s famed “Asgard jump” makes #4. I have no doubt it has earned that spot!

One great thing about this list is it has a YouTube of each stunt.

WHY THE ASGARD JUMP IS THE GREATEST BOND STUNT!

The “Asgard Jump” (named after the Asgard Peak, from which Rick Sylvester actually jumped) is considered by some movie aficionados to be the greatest stunt of all time (it made a respectable #4 on a
recent list), and many fans would rate it the #1 Bond stunt. I do. Here’s why.

1. It’s a real stunt. No CGI at all, since computer enhancement wasn’t in 1977, but no blue screen or splicing or back projection any camera tricks of any kind.

2. It took two expert stuntmen doubling for Bond to perform its awesome trickery: Willy Bogner for the stunt skiing and Rick Sylvester for the awesome parachute jump.

3. It is fully-integrated into the scene, and is significant later in the movie. Bond’s escape was clearly planned. Although we know little, we can easily believe that Bond knew Log Cabin Girl was a traitor, and made love to her anyway, preparing his escape. In the scene, Bond kills Sergei, which will be important to his relationship with Anya Amasova later.

4. It isn’t dressed up with music, sound effects, or reaction shots. The audience is allowed to fully enjoy the breathtaking moment without any stupid frippery. My #2 stunt, the Goldeneye Dam Jump, is also smart enough to keep its mouth shut. Other brilliant stunts have stupid music (AVTAK) or sound effects (TMWTGG), as if the audience needs to be told it’s a cool stunt.

5. The Union Jack reveal is a perfect coda, not too jokey, not too serious. Audiences in 1977 burst into applause.

6. The integration with the title sequence rocks.



SIX CREEPIEST COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME!

SIX CREEPIEST COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME!

Okay, okay, this might be sick, but it’s also hilarious. The infinitely skewed minds at www.cracked.com have come up with a list of the six creepiest comic book characters of all time. While reasonably rude, it is right on the money – I even learned a new term, banana hammock.

So, while not all comic book characters are loveable or honorable, or even fathomable, the comics wouldn’t be interesting is they were! But some are so over the top, they’ve made Cracked’s list of the six creepiest. Pictured above are the eyes from a character called Inner Child from Doom Patrol. It’s not even number one!

To check out the complete list go to: Link

WWII RUSSIAN/GERMAN TANK RECOVERED!

WWII RUSSIAN TANK FOUND WITH GERMAN MARKINGS AFTER 62 YEARS!

WW II buffs will find this interesting. Even after 62 years (and a little tinkering), they were able to fire up the Diesel Engine!

A Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb underthe bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia . The Soviet-built T34/76Atank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it's a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/hr.From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the north-eastern part of Estonia.


Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that there are German markings painted on the tank's exterior.)

On 19th September, 1944, German troops began an organized retreat along the Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area.

At that time, a local boy walking by the lake, Kurtna Matasjarv, noticed tank tracks leading into the lake, but not coming out anywhere. For two months he saw air bubbles emerging from the lake. This gave him reason to believe that there must be an armored vehicle at the lake's bottom. A few years ago, he told the story to the leader of the local war history club 'Otsing'.

Together with other club members, Mr. Igor Shedunov initiated diving expeditions to the bottom of the lake about a year ago. At the depth of 7 metres they discovered the tank resting under a 3 metre layer of peat. Enthusiasts from the club, under Mr Shedunov's leadership, decided to pull the tank out.

In September of 2000 they turned to Mr Aleksander Borovkovthe, manager of the Narva open pit of the stock company AS EestiPolevkivi, to rent the company's Komatsu D375A-2 bulldozer. Currently used at the pit, the Komatsu dozer was manufactured in 1995, and has 19,000 operating hours without major repairs.The pulling operation began at 09:00 and was concluded at 15:00, with several technical breaks. The weight of the tank, combined with the travel incline, made a pulling operation that required significant muscle.

The D375A-2 handled the operation with power and style. The weight of the fully armed tank was around 30 tons, so the active force required to retrieve it was similar. A main requirement for the 68-ton dozer was to have enough weight to prevent shoe-slip while moving up the hill.

After the tank surfaced, it turned out to be a trophy tank that had been captured by the German army in the course of the battle at Sinimaed (Blue Hills) about six weeks before it was sunk in the lake. Altogether, 116 shells were found on board.

Remarkably, the tank was in good condition, with no rust,and all systems (except the engine) in working condition. This is a very rare machine, especially considering that it fought both on the Russian and the German sides. Plans are under way to fully restore the tank. It will be displayed at a war history museum, that will be founded at the Gorodenko village on the left bank of the River Narv.


THE GET OUT CLAUSE ON CCTV!

Here’s a story out of The London Telegraph by Tom Chivers. It just goes to show innovation is still the mother of invention.

THE GET OUT CLAUSE, MANCHESTER STARS OF CCTV!

Many people are uncomfortable with the march of the surveillance state – but a Manchester band has used it to their advantage.

Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from the city, decided to make use of the cameras seen all over British streets.

With an estimated 13 million CCTV cameras in Britain, suitable locations were not hard to come by.

They set up their equipment, drum kit and all, in eighty locations around Manchester – including on a bus – and proceeded to play to the cameras.

Afterwards they wrote to the companies or organisations involved and asked for the footage under the Freedom of Information Act.

"We wanted to produce something that looked good and that wasn't too expensive to do," guitarist Tony Churnside told Sky News.

"We hit upon the idea of going into Manchester and setting up in front of cameras we knew would be filming and then requesting that footage under the Freedom Of Information act."

Only a quarter of the organisations contacted fulfilled their obligation to hand over the footage – perhaps predictably, bigger firms were reluctant, while smaller companies were more helpful – but that still provided enough for a video with 20 locations.

"We had a number of different excuses as to why we weren't given the footage, like they didn't have the footage. They delete after a certain amount of time, so if they procrastinate for long enough, they can claim it's been deleted," Mr Churnside said.

To see the video click:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

TOM SCOTT @ VIBRATO!


TOM SCOTT @ VIBRATO!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
8:00 pm & 9:30 pm
$20 cover
Featuring
The Shelly Berg Trio
Chuck Berghofer,bass
Greg Field,drums

I’VE FOLLOWED TOM’S CAREER EVER SINCE I HAD HIS SISTER LINDA AS MY FIRST CREATIVE WRITING TEACHER AT NEWBURY PARK HIGH SCHOOL!

Tom Scott is a talented conductor, arranger, composer and musician who has 30 solo recordings, 13 Grammy nominations,

3 Grammys, numerous film and television scoring credits and countless appearances on records by such diverse artists

as Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra.

Vibrato is located at:

2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA 90077
Phone: 310.474.9400
Fax: 310.474.9408

DEVIL MAY CARE IN VANITY FAIR!

DEVIL MAY CARE IN VANITY FAIR!

CommanderBond.Net tips us to a Wall Street Journal article regarding the chances Penguin and Doubleday publishers are taking with Sebastian Faulk's new James Bond novel, Devil May Care.

The first edition print runs are an extremely optimistic 100,000 units in England and 250,000 in the US. Seeing as the last James Bond continuation novel, Raymond Benson's The Man With the Red Tattoo, barely sold 5,000 hardcover copies in Britain and 13,000 in the US, these first edition numbers are a huge gamble.

To justify their risk taking, the publishers are putting huge promotional dollars behind Devil May Care (as opposed to the almost zero promotion put behind Benson’s last Bond book). In fact, the article suggests Devil May Care will get "the largest marketing budget of any Penguin fiction title published in the U.K. this year."Part of the promotion will also involve Devil May Care being excerpted in the July Issue of Vanity Fair. In the past, Playboy has been the venue of choice for Fleming’s James Bond short stories and novel excerpts, but in today’s market Vanity Fair will reach a far wider audience.

To read the full article go to:

The Wall Street Journal

HAPPY 68TH TO TONI TENNILLE!

HAPPY 68TH TO TONI TENNILLE!

In 1984 Toni Tennille reinvented herself, moving from bouncy pop and into a successful career singing classic jazz standards while backed by top symphony orchestras. Her first five albums of standards, More Than You Know, All of Me, Never Let Me Go, Moonglow, and Tennille Sings Big Band brought her rave reviews for her her powerful voice and dramatic interpretation of lyrics.

I’ve had the good fortune to see her perform live on two occasions. The first time in 1990 and then last year in a tribute to Neil Sedaka held at New York’s Lincoln Center. Without a doubt she sounds and looks as good as ever.

In 2001 Toni released Incurably Romantic, a CD of (obviously) romantic standards, backed this time simply by a piano – showcasing her voice as a true classic.

In her own words:

“In 1995, I was privileged to be invited by Larry King to be a part of a series of shows he created on CNN honoring several of the great composers of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The concept for each show was very simple....two or three singers would gather around a grand piano and sing several songs by the composer being honored on that particular show. Our only accompaniment was the piano...in my case, our pianist was Michael Feinstein, who was brilliant! Larry King knew the words to every song..even the verses! He is truly a lover of great songs.

“What struck me about the shows was the beauty and elegance of the songs sung only with piano...no other instruments. It made each song stand out, like a jewel in a beautiful setting. That is where I first got the idea to do a CD with just piano accompaniment.

“I had long wanted to record a selection of classic songs representing “romantic love”. I went through hundreds of songs before I chose the fifteen songs on INCURABLY ROMANTIC. Once I had the songs chosen, I asked Kathy Rubbicco..simply one of the finest accompanists I have ever worked with...to work with me on the project. When she said “yes”, the project was on! We recorded it in two six-hour sessions at our recording studio, Rumbo Recorders, just before Christmas of 2000. Daryl produced the sessions, and Kathy and I had a wonderful time creating the music. As an accompanist, Kathy is in a class by herself, and almost “breathes” with me. What a joy.”

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MORMON!

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MORMON!

Sally Atkinson for Newsweek

When brothers Ryan and Craig Simmons auditioned for the CBS reality show "The Amazing Race" in 2003, they hoped the novelty of their religion would give them an edge. Their audition tape showed them outside the Mormon temple in Provo, Utah, while the narration played off those classic Mormon ads ("Family: Isn't it about time?") with a question for the casting directors: "Mormons: Isn't it about time?" It certainly is now. Since then Mormons have colonized reality TV as if they'd been assigned there by Brigham Young himself. They've won "The Biggest Loser," "The Rebel Billionaire" and "Survivor" (along with two second-place finishes on "Survivor").

These days you can't turn on "So You Think You Can Dance" or "Dancing With the Stars" without seeing at least one, and often several, members of the church. And they're closing in on the biggest reality TV prize of all: cherub-faced Mormon David Archuleta is one of four finalists left on "American Idol," and his chances just soared following the elimination last week of Brooke White. White is Mormon too, and now that she's off the show, the two of them won't have to split the faithful's vote anymore.

Wholesome, likable Mormon competitors are now so plentiful that some viewers have taken to playing Spot the Mormon. Former "Idol" contestant Carmen Rasmusen, herself a Mormon, says one of this season's early episodes set off her Mormon radar when she heard White tell the judges she'd never seen an R-rated movie. "My husband and I just looked at each other and said, 'She's totally Mormon.' I mean, who else would say something like that?"

With all the conniving, back-stabbing and sexuality on reality TV, it may seem like a strange place for Mormons to congregate. That cultural disconnect is obviously part of the attraction for viewers and casting directors alike. Take the strange spectacle last month of a beautiful young Mormon woman— the "Idaho virgin," as she came to be known—sucking the toes of the eligible bachelor on MTV's racy "That's Amore." Or the contestant on this year's "America's Next Top Model" who said maybe her elimination was for the best, as she would have been uncomfortable doing a nude shoot. But for Mormon contestants themselves the motivation is more complex, whether it's testing the limits of their religion, showing America that Mormons aren't the insular community they're often perceived to be, or the one that crosses all denominations: the hunger for fame.

Click here to read the full story.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

CORGI RESCUED BY HORNBY!

CORGI RESCUED BY HORNBY!

For many decades, Corgi, the legendary British toy company, has been producing officially licensed, high quality vehicles based on popular movies and TV shows. Business in the licensing area boomed in the 1960s when the company released highly detailed toy cars based on such hits as Batman, The Monkees, The Green Hornet and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The company also maintains what is believed to be the longest running consecutive toy license ever, pertaining to its enormously successful line of James Bond vehicles. (Their original 1965 edition of the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 sold a staggering four million units and countless millions in reissue formats over the decades.)
However, in recent years, Corgi's finances have been damaged. In the last few years, sales have plummeted by 2/3 leading to fears the much-beloved company would go out of business. Now, however, the British-based Hornby company, which specialized in toy trains, has ridden to the rescue and purchased Corgi with the intention of renovating its tired toy line and expanding into other merchandise.

BOND AND BENTLEY TEAM UP!

BENTLEY MOTORS DESIGNS LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF THE NEW BOND BOOK, DEVIL MAY CARE!

In a unique collaboration between three of Britain’s iconic brands—James Bond, Bentley Motors and Penguin Books—a special, limited edition of the new Bond book Devil May Care will be published on 28th May. Written by Sebastian Faulks at the invitation of Ian Fleming Publications to celebrate the Ian Fleming centenary, Devil May Care is one of the most eagerly anticipated publications of 2008.

Cars and James Bond have always had a strong association and, contrary to popular belief, Bond’s preference has historically been firmly with Bentley Motors. He owned three Bentleys in the course of the fourteen original novels written by Ian Fleming. It is fitting therefore that in Devil May Care—published to coincide with the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth—Bond is found once again in the driving seat of his favourite car.

To mark the reunion, Penguin approached Bentley to produce a luxury, limited edition of Devil May Care. The result is a beautiful and striking edition which takes its inspiration from hard-covers of the original 1950s and 1960s Bond books combined with the stylish Bentley owner’s manuals and handbooks of the era. Inside the book is a specially designed model pewter Bentley, described in detail by Fleming in Thunderball.

Bentley Chief Designer Dirk van Braeckel says, “Transferring our design knowledge from the car world to a book was a new challenge for us, but working closely with Penguin, we think we have come up with a unique product which is complementary to the history of Bentley and Bond that can be appreciated by all.”

Only 300 copies of the Special Series edition will be produced, costing £750 each, available exclusively from the Penguin James Bond books website (penguin007.com).

THE DESIGN

Evoking the feeling of the Cold War period in which Devil May Care is set, the edition is bound in Bodoniana style cases and finished in burnt oak leather sourced from the tannery in Italy which provides the hides for Bentley’s interiors. The iconic Bentley diamond pattern found on the radiator grille and upholstery of modern Bentley’s, is hand-stitched on the leather casing and the front cover and spine is finished with the silver Bentley ‘Flying B’—the radiator cap of the Bentley’s of Bond’s time.

The inside of the casing is trimmed in deep red hotspur leather and has the striking fluting used on the 1950s and 1960s Bentley interior upholstery. Each book has a unique edition number embossed on a black aluminium plate produced the same company that makes the Bentley engine plates.

Fleming described in detail a modified Bentley R type in Thunderball and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service which Bond loving called ‘the Locomotive’. The car never existed but, using Fleming’s exact specifications, a cast and polished 1:43 scale model of the car has been hand crafted by Bentley for this edition. The miniature is inserted into the book in a car-shaped hole and is individually numbered to match the plate on the inside cover. Each book is protected by a custom-made Plexiglass slip case, which will be sealed in protective and numbered wrapping.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HARRY CONNICK JR. BACK ON BROADWAY!

HARRY CONNICK JR. BACK ON BROADWAY!

The LA Times reports today Harry Connick Jr. will be following his successful turn as the lead in The Pajama Game with the lead in a new production of the Gershwin’s Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Nice Work If You Can Get It, is new musical comedy headlined by Harry Connick Jr., with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). It will open in March at a Broadway theater to be announced. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Connick, a 2006 best actor Tony nominee for The Pajama Game, plays a Long Island playboy embroiled with gold diggers and bootleggers. The show will have a pre-Broadway run at Boston's Colonial Theatre Dec. 16 to Jan. 11.

DESERT DOOWOP!


DESERT DOOWOP!

DooWop in the Desert (www.doowopinthedesert.com) is thrilled to present what is shaping up to be the biggest DooWop event in Las Vegas in 2008 as they present their Sizzling Summer Oldies Concert, Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Alexis Park Resort Hotel.

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Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

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The jacket is Black with a FULL COLOR LOGO which includes the phrase : The Music That Will Last Forever. It is available in sizes: M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.

Use the CONTACT US link at the www.doowopinthedesert.com navigation page to order your tickets TODAY!!!

Don't Delay!!!

SILVERFIN: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL!

SILVERFIN: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL!

The Young Bond Dossier (www.youngbonddossier.com) provides us with a first look at the spectacular cover art for the highly anticipated SilverFin Graphic Novel due for release in the UK on October 2, 2008.

SilverFin: The Graphic Novel is written by Young Bond author Charlie Higson and illustrated by renowned artist Kev Walker. Based on the bestselling first Young Bond novel, this graphic novel adaptation will run 160 pages with approximately 300 full color illustrations.

The Young Bond Dossier is an outstanding web site and should be visited regularly for all your Young Bond needs!

SINATRA - NOTHING BUT THE BEST!

SINATRA - NOTHING BUT THE BEST!

Released to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s passing (May 14, 1998), Nothing But The Best salutes The Voice with an essential single-disc compilation of hits. It features 21 legendary songs from The Chairman Of The Board, plus a previously unissued version of Body And Soul. The collection is part of an international initiative between the newly created Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), Warner Home Video, MGM Home Entertainment, Turner Classic Movies, and the United States Postal Service to honor Frank Sinatra, whose music and movies had an everlasting impact on popular culture. For a limited time, Nothing But The Best will contain a collectible, commemorative Sinatra stamp with official USPS first-day issue cancellation.

Track List:

Come Fly With Me
The Best Is Yet to Come
The Way You Look Tonight
Luck Be a Lady
Bewitched
The Good Life
The Girl from Ipanema
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Summer Wind
Strangers in the Night
Call Me Irresponsible
Somethin' Stupid
My Kind of Town
It Was a Very Good Year
That's Life
Moonlight Serenade
Nothing But the Best
Drinking Again
All My Tomorrows
My Way
Theme from New York, New York
Body and Soul


Sinatra Videos: "Come Fly with Me" "Luck Be a Lady" "That's Life"

Monday, May 5, 2008

INTERVIEW WITH HARD CASE CRIME PUBLISHER!


INTERVIEW WITH HARD CASE CRIME PUBLISHER!

NPR did a cool invterview with the publisher of the Hard Case Crime series, which has published or reprinted some of the best hardboiled novels to hit the stands in years.

Fresh Air from WHYY, May 5, 2008 · Edgar Award-winning author Charles Ardai is founder of Hard Case Crime, a pulp-fiction publishing group that reprints classic crime stories and publishes new pulp. All Hard Case novels come out in mass-market paperback editions, much like the classic crime novels from the '40s, '50s and '60s, with cover art inspired by images from the genre's heyday.

To read more or listen to the interview go to:

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90183296