[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 07/08/09 7:17 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
This picture has probably already been around the internet a gazillion times, but since it's related to both of the things I do, The Beatles and Harry Potter, I wanted to share it with you here.
(Image thanks to I Can Has Cheezburger?)
When machines take over
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 05/29/09 7:18 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
The English language is dangerous in the hands of the humans that invented it, but watch out when computers get involved.
This is a headline that appeared this morning in Google News (as seen in an actual screen capture from the site):
The Urban Dictionary defines blow as: Verb - to blow - another, usually more severe term meaning to be bad or to suck.
What? Dhani thinks the new Beatles game is going to suck? Hasn't he been saying in the press lately that it's going to be great?
Unfortunately, Google News is compiled by computers, which sometimes have to automagically try to discern what the headline is of the story they're posting. Sometimes they get it wrong.
As you can see from another posting on Google News of the same story from another source, Dhani does like the game after all. It's the computer that blows...
If it quacks like a duck...
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 04/20/09 10:04 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
A few years ago, we posted an ironic photo of Heather Mills, Paul McCartney's out-spoken ex. Well, she's done it again.
This photo taken at a charity event was published in the tabloids this week. Mills is the one on the right. I think.
|Photo courtesy of Starpulse News|
In the meantime, while speaking recently at another event, this time in London for a vegetarian charity, Ms. Mills reportedly said:
"Everyone thinks I'm nuts because I speak the truth and I'm very outspoken. The meat industry hates me, the dairy industry hates me, the Beatle industry hates me, the landmine industry. So I have a lot of enemies out there."
Yeah, thanks for clearing that up, we were wondering why everyone thinks you're nuts. Especially those of us in the "Beatle industry"...
Update: City council meeting to save Capitol moved again!
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 06/18/08 4:28 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
According to an article today in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles City Planning Council meeting scheduled to discuss the matter of constuction near the Capitol Tower in Hollywood HAS BEEN MOVED AGAIN!
Originally set for June 10, then moved to June 17, the meeting is now scheduled for June 24.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can help save the Capitol Studios by attending the meeting on Tuesday, June 24 at 2 p.m., at the Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Hearing Room 350.
Click here to read more about why Beatles fans are needed to help save the Capitol Recording Studios!
Help save the Capitol Records recording studios!
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Sunday, 06/08/08 3:42 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
Recently, we learned that Hollywood's historical Capitol Records Tower and Studios are threatened by the new construction of a neighboring 16-story building and parking garage. Tests have indicated that the construction would have a detrimental sonic impact on both Capitol's underground echo chambers and on the historic studios themselves and might even force the closure of Capitol Studios.
Now, thanks to the vocal support of many in the recording community, EMI/Capitol and the building's developer have agreed to mitigation efforts on the construction and operation of the parking garage.
However, help is still needed from Beatles fans, Beach Boys fans and members of the music and recording industries. If you are in the Los Angeles area and are available to support Capitol Studios, you can help by attending a Planning Council meeting next Tuesday, June 17.
Capitol needs your help to bring music community presence to the appeal by Capitol Records/EMI against a recent permit grant that will allow construction of a 16-story building and adjacent underground parking lot within feet of the Capitol Tower and Capitol Studios.
According to an EMI spokesperson, "People who are concerned about the development are encouraged by Capitol/EMI to show up at the Planning Committee meeting as the Committee members will have to ratify the restrictions and may impose further requirements on the developer. In addition, compliance with the mitigation agreement will depend on both the commitment of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) to the agreement and the community's demand that its concerns be taken seriously."
Please show your support by attending the LA City Council's Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee meeting, which is being held on Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m., at the Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Hearing Room 350.
Web site synchronicity
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Sunday, 10/08/06 7:48 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
Two of my web sites are basically the same but unrelated. They are Wizard News, which features Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings news, and What Goes On, the latest Beatles news. One of the features of these sites is the automatic display of birthdays of people important to the topic of the site.
Today is the only day of the year when both unrelated sites honor the same person.
British actor Ian Hart was born in Liverpool, England on this day in 1964. Ian first came to prominence in the role of John Lennon in the 1994 film Backbeat. It was his second portrayal of Lennon, his first was in the film The Hours and Times in 1991.
Ian also set the tone of the Harry Potter films by portraying the first bad guy in a Harry Potter film, with his performance as Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001.
Happy birthday, Ian!
Are you blind, Mr. Spock? I am black on the right side!
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 05/18/05 1:30 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
Sad news. Veteran actor and impressionist Frank Gorshin died on Tuesday in Burbank. Best known for his portrayal as The Riddler in the Batman TV series, to me, as a Trekkie, he'll always be Bele from the Star Trek:TOS episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
He even appears for a few seconds in the infamous Star Trek Blooper Reel, in an outtake from "Battlefield", as he's stepping onto the transporter in a scene near the end of the episode, he pauses for a moment and then launches into "You dirty rat!" ala James Cagney.
Frank also appeared on the same Ed Sullivan show that introduced The Beatles to America on February 7, 1964.
According to MSNBC, Frank's final performance will be broadcast on Thursday's CBS-TV series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations." He was 72.
And your bird can sing, finally!
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 10/12/04 7:38 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
OK. Someone pinch me. I feel like I just walked into the Twilight Zone.
EMI announced today that the first four Capitol Beatles albums will be released in a box set called "The Capitol Albums Vol. 1," on this Nov. 16.
Not only are they releasing the albums with songs in the playing order that all American Beatles fans remember, apparently each album will include both the original American mono AND STEREO mixes.
This only happens to be exactly what we've been begging EMI for since the Beatles were first released on CD way back in 1987!
I'll post more about this as we get closer to the release, and definitely after I have a copy in my excited little hands!