Miley Cyrus sparks movement: Twerkers of the World Unite

Now that I’ve seen the infamous Miley Cyrus twerking performance at the MTV Awards show about 75 times on everything from CNN to local newscasts two things become apparent to me. The first is that Ms. Cyrus achieved what was no doubt her goal of mega media attention, the second is that this twerking certainlyContinue reading “Miley Cyrus sparks movement: Twerkers of the World Unite”

Sir Paul McCartney dances with who brung him!

Last night the CBC ran an interview with Sir Paul McCartney, Rendezvous with Paul McCartney, that  included not only a sit-down chat with Genevieve Borne, but also some video of his backstage pre-performance rituals. I’ve seen several interviews over the years with Sir Paul and often found him to be just a wee bit full of himself.Continue reading “Sir Paul McCartney dances with who brung him!”

Oh! Calcutta! Beatles album cover gets message across to pedestrians

The famous photograph of The Beatles walking on a zebra crossing on Abbey Road taken by Ian Macmillan in 1969 is going to be used by the Calcutta police in an effort to get local pedestrians to use crosswalks. The original Abbey Road zebra crossing, where the photograph was taken, was moved several metres for trafficContinue reading “Oh! Calcutta! Beatles album cover gets message across to pedestrians”

Ravi Shankar dead at 92: While My Sitar Gently Weeps

Sitarist Ravi Shankar has passed away at the age of 92. His rich musical life touched many, but to the current generation he may only be known as Norah Jones‘ father. His obituary from The Guardian is below. Ravi Shankar who has died aged 92 in San Diego, was the Indian maestro who put the sitarContinue reading “Ravi Shankar dead at 92: While My Sitar Gently Weeps”

Beatles were way ahead of their time … betrayal and scandal

With the launch of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary celebration there have been numerous installments of the “Stones or Beatles” debate. I’ll leave that for you to decide. What did strike me is the ability the Beatles, and in particular their lyricists Lennon/McCartney, had to almost foresee social situations and trends. The current situation inContinue reading “Beatles were way ahead of their time … betrayal and scandal”