The News and a very special report on The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Noms.

23 09 2008

All the news that’s fit to read… Just wait til Newsblow hits the street.

Look for reviews of the new Blitzen Trapper, High Places, and The Sea and Cake albums soon!

Until then….

-George Michael was arrested in a public bathroom again… Read more

-Arsene Wenger’s motivational lead sheet revealed to The Guardian!

-Oh Bondage up yours! A former sex slave breaks her silence to the Washington Post. Read more…

-Journey’s new frontman discusses the trials and tribulations of going on tour in Rolling Stone.

The Independent discusses the female orgasm, the pharmaceutical industry and misunderstandings about sex.

-From the pages of Digitalmusicnews.com

-More details are now emerging on an initiative by SanDisk to package albums into tiny, microSD slots.  Early Monday morning, the company outlined an initiative – called slotMusic – that packages entire albums into tiny, thumbnail-sized microSD storage cards.  The cards fit into slots found across a wide range of mobile phones and portable MP3 players.  Additionally, the slots are being packaged into USB sleeves for broader compatibility, and initially sold through mega-retailers Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

The list of albums will initially includes about 30 titles, including releases from mainstream artists Akon, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Weezer, Usher, and Leona Lewis, according to additional disclosures by the company.  The slotMusic storage cards will offer a storage of 1GB, enough to carry music and extras like artwork, liner notes, images, and other related media.  Pricing details are less defined, though estimates fall between $7 and $15.  The DRM-free albums have been licensed from all four major labels, and MP3s are being encoded at 320kbps.

And now a special report about this years Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees:

-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for 2009. Of the nine nominees only five will be granted access to this grand hall of mediocrity. While not all of the members of the hall of fame are truly mediocre, the nominees and newly announced members have become more of a joke in recent years. Most years we do get one or two strong candidates inducted into the Cleveland, Ohio shrine. We’ve seen Leonard Cohen (2008), Patti Smith (2007), Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols (2006) and a laundry list of fading stars get inducted in the past few years but not since the year 2003 have we had a strong list of five great groups. That year we saw Elvis Costello and The Attractions, The Police, The Clash, AC/DC, and The Righteous Brothers all achieving hall of fame status. Well, this year isn’t that bad I guess. Run DMC have done something for society. If it wasn’t for Metallica i’d have no one to laugh at tonight. I don’t really have any commentary on the others…

Sigh…

Here’s a list of the nominees:

Run- D.M.C         

 

Metallica              

 

Jeff Beck               


Wanda Jackson    


Little Anthony and the Imperials: No one has actually seen or heard of this band…

War                         


Bobby Womack      


Chic                        

 

Thanks…

Fabakis

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