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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney

Looser COVID restrictions coming for the holidays, nightclubs sue, alleging anti-LGBTQ+ bias, Kauai begins special election for prosecutor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David IgeIge Says He’ll Announce Looser Covid Restrictions Before Thanksgiving. Indoor mask mandates and the Safe Travels program are expected to stay in place. Civil Beat.As he prepares to ease restrictions, Ige pushes back against efforts to limit his emergency powers. Gov. David Ige says he will be easing restrictions this week with a new emergency proclamation, but is discouraging lawmakers from limiting his emergency powers. The latest pandemic emergency proclamation expires No...
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"My mum’s favorite cold cream was Nivea, and I love it to this day. That’s the cold cream I was thinking of..."

"... in the description of the face Eleanor keeps 'in a jar by the door.' I was always a little scared by how often women used cold cream. Growing up, I knew a lot of old ladies—partly through what was called Bob-a-Job Week, when Scouts did chores for a shilling. You’d get a shilling for cleaning out a shed or mowing a lawn. I wanted to write a song that would sum them up.... When I took the song to George [Martin], I said that, for accompaniment, I wanted a series of E-minor chord stabs. In fac...
Tags: Law, Aging, Paul Mccartney, Bob, Beatles, Solitude, Bernard Herrmann, Eleanor, George, George Martin, Eleanor Rigby, Ann Althouse, George -LSB- Martin

Dave Grohl Shares Storyteller Chapter About The Greatest Night Of His Musical Life

Dave Grohl just published his book The Storyteller, a memoir of sorts comprising narrative snapshots from his life and career. The project began during the pandemic with the Instagram account @davestruestories, which in turn evolved into a blog, also called Dave’s True Stories. Today one of the stories in the book has made its way back to that blog.
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison, The Beatles, Dave, Paul Mccartney, Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Ravi Shankar

‘Under the Volcano’ Review: Rockers Recall the Remote Island Where Luxurious ’80s Record-Making Had Its Last Stand

The music documentary “Under the Volcano” is essentially a travelogue — not so much for its setting, the island of Monserrat in the West Indies, although there are luscious drone shots aplenty, as for the trip it takes back to the pop world of the 1980s. The subject is super-producer George Martin’s short-lived AIR Studio […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Volcano, Sting, Duran Duran, West Indies, Mark Knopfler, George Martin, Monserrat

Learn The Story of The Truffle Hunters in Exclusive Documentary Clip

ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive clip from The Truffle Hunters, a documentary film directed and produced by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw. The movie is available now on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (order your copy here). RELATED: Exclusive Time Clip From BritBox’s Prison Drama Starring Sean Bean The clip comes from the bonus featurette The Story of The Truffle Hunters featuring the filmmakers as they discuss how they “entered the storybook world of truf...
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Exclusive Time Clip From BritBox’s Prison Drama Starring Sean Bean

ComingSoon is excited to debut an exclusive clip from BritBox’s limited-run prison drama series Time, starring BAFTA winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Snowpiercer) and BAFTA nominee Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, The Irishman). The three-part BritBox original will premiere on the streamer on August 17. RELATED: Under the Volcano: Exclusive Archival Photos From Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat “Mark Cobden (Bean) is a husband and father who one night makes a horrible mistake that le...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Time, TV News, BAFTA, Exclusive, Mark, Eric, Sean, Sean Bean, George Martin, ComingSoon, Jimmy McGovern

Under the Volcano: Exclusive Archival Photos From Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat

Ahead of the release of Universal Pictures Content Group’s documentary Under the Volcano, ComingSoon is debuting five exclusive archival photos from Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat, which you can check out in the gallery below! RELATED: The Legend of Tayos Exclusive Clip – Documentary in Search of Hidden Treasure Under the Volcano “follows the rise and fall of AIR Studios Montserrat, which was created by Sir George Martin (also known as the fifth Beatle as he produced many of their hi...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, John Lennon, Digital, Paul Mccartney, Exclusive, Duran Duran, Caribbean, Universal Pictures, Montserrat, George Martin, Movie News, Gracie Otto, AIR Studios Montserrat, Sir George Martin, Under The Volcano

Trailer for Music Doc 'Under the Volcano' About AIR Studios Montserrat

"You had the sun, the sea, nature, and music." Dogwoof has unveiled the UK trailer for another fascinating music history documentary called Under the Volcano, which probably isn't what you're expecting from that title. This premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and arrives on Blu-ray in the UK this month - though there's still no US release date set yet. On a remote Caribbean island, in the shadow of a volcano, the world's biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, John Lennon, US, Paul Mccartney, Documentaries, Caribbean, Montserrat, George Martin, Dogwoof, BARBUDA, To Watch, AIR Studios Montserrat, Volcano About AIR Studios Montserrat

Speed Read, 23 May 2021

Our round-up for the week includes a well-used Moto Martin-framed endurance racer, and two BMWs; an R nineT and an R18. But first, we take a closer look at the electric-powered Curtiss One. A look at the Curtiss One When a new, boutique manufacturer pops its head up, there’s always fear that their left field creations are just vaporware. But Curtiss Motorcycles reports that their electric motorcycle, the One, is now actually entering production. And it’s an intriguing machine. If you haven...
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Gillmor Gang: When Doves Cry

Usually we wait a few days until a show has settled. While we stall, our producer and director Tina Chase Gillmor scours the recording for short clips that give a sense of the flavor and tenor of the conversation. This show, recorded a little more than 2 weeks ago, went deep on politics, government, anything but Trump, and eventually a pivot to the tech world and how it was grappling with the possible return to the office. I asked Brent Leary what he thought about the likelihood of working fr...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Elon Musk, George Harrison, Tech, Gillmor Gang, Prince, Voice, Facetime, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Tweeter, Trump, Roll Hall of Fame

Is “Rain” the Perfect Beatles Song?: A New Video Explores the Radical Innovations of the 1966 B-Side

“That one was the gift of God… of Ja actually—the god of marijuana, right? So Ja gave me that one.” The Beatles 1966 Revolver, a mini-masterpiece, contains all the elements that would inform the band’s revolutionary late-60s sound on Sgt. Pepper’s, Abbey Road, The White Album, and Let it Be. The album’s first track, “Taxman,” announced “a sweeping shift in the essential nature of the Beatles’ sound,” writes music historian Kenneth Womack. Its ultimate track, “Tomorrow Never Knows,” was “...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Playboy, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, Robert Rodriguez, PAUL, Facebook Twitter, EMI, Josh Jones, George Martin, Durham NC Follow

Watch: Paul McCartney and George Martin in studio recording "Blackbird" (1968)

One minute and 33 seconds is just not enough, especially if the cinematographer decides to focus on Paul's shoes for an inordinately long amount of time. However, the shoes were an important part of the song. From Wikipedia: Only three sounds were recorded: McCartney's voice, his Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, and a tapping that keeps time on the left channel. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Wikipedia, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Mccartney, Martin, PAUL, George Martin

Why John Lennon initially hated "Twist and Shout"

When The Beatles recorded "Twist and Shout" on Feb 11, 1963, for their debut album, Please, Please Me, producer George Martin had the presence of mind to save that screaming vocal track for the end of the day. He knew it would likely fry Lennon's voice. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, John Lennon, The Beatles, Dance music, Lennon, Vocals, George Martin

SXSW 2021 Unveils Full Feature Film Line-Up, All Available for Online Viewing

This year’s South by Southwest Film Festival is going virtual. The SXSW 2021 film festival has unveiled its full line-up, including documentaries on Selma Blair and Demi Lovato, and films like Here Before directed by Stacey Gregg and Kelley Kali’s I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking) competing in the Narrative Feature section. The selection will be available online for viewing to everyone. The full SXSW 2021 line-up has been announced for the 28th edition of the Austin, Texas-based film festiva. Thi...
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The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson & Beatles Producer George Martin Break Down “God Only Knows,” the “Greatest Song Ever Written” As an Englishman of a certain age, George Martin could, realistically, choose only one means of conveyance in Los Angeles: a red Coupe de Ville convertible, and a genuine 1950s model at that. But whatever that era’s glories of automobile design, its music was still in the dark ages — at least according to the millions upon millions of Beatles fans around the world today. The pop-cultural revolution that band ignited in the early 1960s owes, by ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Beach Boys, Los Angeles, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Brian, Seoul, Wilson, Cadillac, Martin, Facebook Twitter, George Martin, Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club, Colin Marshall

Goodbye to Gerry of Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The Guardian reports: "Marsden’s family said in a statement on Sunday: 'Gerry died earlier today after a short illness in no way connected with Covid-19. His wife, daughters and grandchildren are devastated.'... And his heart has taken some battering over the years. He had a triple bypass, an aortic valve replacement and ironically he also had a pacemaker.... Gerry and the Pacemakers played regularly alongside the Beatles. Both groups were part of Brian Epstein’s Liverpool-based management stabl...
Tags: Music, Law, Liverpool, Beatles, Ringo, Hamburg, Arthur, Craig Brown, John Paul George, Gerry, George Martin, Brian Epstein, Dave Clark, Marsden, Ann Althouse, Silver Beetles

Gillmor Gang: Get Back

Today we sat on the deck with our daughter Ella and her boyfriend Nick. Knowing of my fascination with all things Beatles, Nick gave me a Japanese 45 of Get Back flipped with Don’t Let Me Down. His gift coincided with a 5 minute cut of material from a newly authorized production of a new version of Get Back, the film. A short history follows. In the waning days of The Beatles’ partnership, the band decided to return to a more slimmed down production style, minus overdubs and plus a live feel....
Tags: Apple, TC, Video, Hollywood, London, George Harrison, The Beatles, Tech, Paul Mccartney, Gillmor Gang, Ringo Starr, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, NICK, Eric Clapton

The Number Ones So Far

In January of 2018, I was killing time at the gym while my kids were finishing up a swimming class, and I was idly clicking around Tom Ewing’s Popular, a writing project that’s been going on for well over a decade. Ewing has been writing funny, incisive, personal reviews of every song ever to hit #1 on the UK charts, and it’s been one of the best things on the internet for a long time. I found myself wondering about #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, our own American pop chart. Was there a lis...
Tags: Music, UK, Abc, Wikipedia, John Lennon, Best, Dolly Parton, John Oates, Elton John, Paul Mccartney, Smokey Robinson, Elvis Presley, Miami, James Taylor, Lists, Jackson

The Towers of Trebizond ~ Rose Macauley

‘Take my camel dear,” said my Aunt Dot as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.’ A priceless pearl among that string of wonderful first lines from novels and on a par with the fame of The Go-Between perhaps... 'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there...' or Anna Karenina for  'All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” But my less odorous companion than a camel, as I started reading Rose Macaula...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Books, Turkey, Bbc, 2020, Black Sea, Istanbul, Laurie, George Martin, Anna Karenina, Marmara, Bartholomew, Dovegreyreader, Rose Macaulay

Map Building for Fantasy Writers

This article is by by Toni Šušnjar. Map building is perhaps the basis of fantasy, epic fantasy in particular. JRR Tolkien once wrote, “I wisely started from the map, and made the story fit” (1 2). George Martin, aside from stealing Tolkien’s RR, also utilized the same process; this is particularly noticeable in how he utilized the Wall as a scale for his maps, and (generally) made travel times fit said scale. In an interview, Martin pointed out how maps are necessary for fantasy, which is a rep...
Tags: Tolkien, World Building, Martin, George Martin

How “Strawberry Fields Forever” Contains “the Craziest Edit” in Beatles History

The story of “Strawberry Fields Forever” is more or less the story in miniature of the Beatles' reinvention after they swore off touring in 1966 and disappeared into the studio to make their most innovative albums. It was not, as some Beatles fans might remember, an easy transition right away. Some of their fans, it turned out, were fickle, easily swayed by gossip as the latest TV trends. “While unsubstantiated break-up rumors swirled, some music fans became disenchanted with the group,”...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, US, Spain, Paul Mccartney, Mccartney, Lennon, Martin, Fleming, Facebook Twitter, Colin Fleming, Josh Jones, George Martin, Durham NC Follow

History for Fantasy Writers: Bank on It

Banks appear in a number of fantasy stories. George Martin’s Iron Bank is probably the best known, but banks and banking families can be found all around the fantasy landscape, especially in modern works. For writers considering including banks and bankers in their own stories, knowing something of the history can help add detail and color. Money Changers Europe in the High Middle Ages, say around 1100, had a bewildering variety of coinage (see my article on medieval money), a crazy cobweb of ov...
Tags: History, Florence, George Martin, Iron Bank, History For Fantasy Writers, Money Changers Europe

Building Your Dream Team: The Music Producer

In this edition of Building Your Dream Team, AWAL breaks down the who, what, when, where, and why of the music industry's sonic explorer, the producer, looking at what role they perform, why it is that you need one on your team, and how you can go about finding one. ____________________________________ Guest post from AWAL Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamental members of an artist's operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When, Where, Why. Managers & Managemen...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Wikipedia, Noah, Guest Post, Mark Ronson, Nashville, Drake, Ableton, Zaytoven, Bach, George Martin, Desiigner, Jeff Stevens, AWAL Weekly, Luke Bryans

Melody, Aggression, Intelligence: An Interview with Bob Mould

None Bob Mould's latest album, Sunshine Rock, is the culmination of a several experiences: Albums that came in the wake of the loss of both his parents, a relocation to Berlin, Germany, and the recognition that happy songs, across his recent recorded output, had a rarer commodity. Whether the result is Mould's best album in a decade or a continuation of the always-solid and emotionally-charged sets he's issued across a solo career that is now 30 years old will remain a matter of debate among fa...
Tags: Feature, Music, Minneapolis, Interview, Washington, Berlin, Toronto, San Francisco, Rock, Chicago, Ed Sheeran, Washington Dc, Portland, Vancouver, Jason, Columbia

NATPE: BTF Media, Vince Gerardis Pact for Six Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

MIAMI — BTF Media, producer of breakout series “Hasta Que te Conocí” and “El Secreto de Selena,” is teaming with Vince Gerardis, a co-executive producer with George Martin on “Game of Thrones,” on a six-project co-production alliance. Spearheaded at BTF Media by founder-partner Ricardo Coeto, the agreement takes in the development and co-production of the […]
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Composers Collaborate!

In the beginning of August 2018, I was in Montpelier, Vermont, preparing to give a talk to the students enrolled in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Music Composition Program. My talk was titled, “How Many Hats Can a Composer Wear Successfully?”. I looked out at my colleagues in the room. I knew what the response would be: one of beleaguered pride, the pride of a warrior who knows the score and has survived despite the odds against him or her. In that moment, I realized that I didn’t real...
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Music Gifts for the Holidays

As someone who writes on classic rock, pop, soul and jazz for The Wall Street Journal, I'm the recipient of an enormous amount of music CDs, vinyl, videos and books. Here are my favorites that you might like as well as gifts for friends, family or yourself this holiday season: Bob Dylan—More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Columbia/Legacy). Based on Bob Dylan's official bootleg output from Columbia in recent years, one could fairly assume the folk-rock Verrazzano-Narrows Bridg...
Tags: New York, London, Nbc, Minneapolis, Montana, India, John Lennon, HMV, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono, Atlantic, Britain, Bob Dylan, House, New Jersey

Revisiting the Beatles' 'White Album'

Giles Martin, the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, has returned to the original recording sessions for the "White Album" for a box set that includes demos, 50 studio outtakes and remixes. The new set coincides with the album's 50th birthday. (Nov. 7)            [Author: AP]
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Beatles’ process for making ‘White Album’ taxed producer

NEW YORK (AP) — Giles Martin says his father, producer George Martin, would wince whenever a fan would say that the “White Album” was their favorite Beatles’ record. The late George Martin would recall how tough it was to make the sprawling double album, titled “The Beatles” but given its familiar nickname because of the […]
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