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Odds & Sods

Rock and Roll Halloween Pumpkin Carving

If you are looking for some pumpkin carving hints for your Halloween pumpkin this weekend, look no further than these free rock and roll Jack O’ Lantern patterns over at Fabulous Foods. And if you really want to freak out the kiddies, don’t forget to play “The End” by the Doors really loud! “This is the end, beautiful end my friend….” Have a happy Halloween and a great weekend everybody.
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Rock Biz

Bands Using the Power of the Internet

The Internet is changing a lot of the rules of rock and roll and one thing it is doing is helping bands build a fan base or maintain their fan base, sell merchandise and CDs and, in the case of The Darkness fund recording sessions. In Livewire: Today’s Popstars in it for the URLs Bernhard Warner discusses how bands like The Darkness and Marillion have exploited the power of the Web to the benefit of themselves and their fans. A good read.
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Record Labels

Snowdome Records Record Sale

A quick note that Snowdome Records is having a big CD sale featuring all kinds of Indie, 60s, Power Pop, Mod, Garage, Punk, Psych and New Wave. Check it out!
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Rock Radio 2.0

Desert Island DJ- Slate on the Influence of John Peel

Slate has a great piece on John Peel titled Desert Island DJ- How John Peel helped shape American musical taste by Douglas Wolk that is well worth a read. I did think it a bit strange to compare the outpouring of emotions about John Peel versus Greg Shaw which I felt was a bit unneccesary though.
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Rock Radio 2.0

The Rock and Roll Report Radio Spotlight is on Electric Lemonade

If you have a hankering for classic ‘60s psychedelia then check out Electric Lemonade. Playing primarily UK psychedelia with “a healthy smattering of US psychedelia, garage rock and off-the-wall Euro trash” Electric Lemonade will make your ears glow with the sweet sounds of Carnaby Street and Kings Road. Pretty groovy man.
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Artists and Bands

Brian Wilson Can Smile Again

Sign On San Diego has a nice article on Brian Wilson called The Grin Reaper that just might make you smile.
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Artists and Bands Rock Television 2.0

Green Day on Fuse TV

(Press Release/ Cornerstone Digital) Check it out, Green Day is going to be on Fuse’s Daily Download this Monday November 1st!
The Daily Download is a live, daily countdown of the top 10 legally downloaded songs in the country, airing weekdays from 6pm – 7pm EST on Fuse. Merging live television with real-time downloading, the show offers the chance for viewers to download and stream music, exclusive downloads and bonus tracks, ring tones, artist voicemail messages, desktop wallpaper, mobile phone graphics, animation, video game demos, movie trailers and more on www.fuse.tv. The Daily Download is hosted by Fuse VJ’s Steven and Marianela.

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Record Labels

Greg Shaw Obituary in The Independent and The Guardian

There is a well written obituary of Greg Shaw in the UK’s The Independent by Pierre Perrone that is worth a read. Also, The Guardian has a nice piece on Greg as well.
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Rock and Roll Reads

Cool Webzine: Night Times.Com

I just discovered Night Times.Com and it is a great webzine with an excellent reviews section. Really good stuff.
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Reviews and Suggestions

Warchild Music

If any of you are looking for some great, exclusive music downloads with the proceeds going to a worthy and reputable charity then head over to War Child Music and check out the selection. The Strokes doing “London Calling” by the Clash, Keane and a Fatboy Slim acoustic track are just some of the cool things to check out. Hurry up because each month features a different line-up. Go ahead and do some good.
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