BIG O News
It is perhaps worth mentioning that despite the torrent of filth that Big O continues to allow on their comments section over on what is still one of the best sites for music ROIOs they continue to send out a fine Newsletter and even feature a fun quiz each week
Highlights from this weeks edition received this morning are here:
IT'S A DEAL, BOB DYLAN SELLS HIS SONGS
ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE (All the news this week)
THE WAINWRIGHTS FESTIVE LIVESTREAM
Rufus, Martha and Lucy Wainwright have announced details of their annual Christmas show, A Not So Silent Night. This year's event will take the form of a livestream, with each Wainwright sibling performing virtually from LA, Montreal and New York respectively. A Not So Silent Night - Virtually Together will stream live on Veeps.com on December 20 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT, although it will be available for purchase and stream until January 6.
DAVID BYRNE SURPRISED BY THE NUMBERS THAT STILL SUPPORT TRUMP
THIS WEEK'S WTF MOMENT
DAVID BOWIE COINS
A series of David Bowie coins have been released as part of the UK's Royal Mint's music collection - including one that was launched into space. The one ounce coin orbited the Earth's atmosphere for 45 minutes after launch before its eventual return, and it is now being offered as a prize on the Royal Mint's Facebook page. The coin celebrates the music icon's career with a design inspired by his formative years spent living and recording in Berlin, as well as featuring the iconic lightning bolt design from 'Aladdin Sane'.
Fans can purchase the coins from the Royal Mint's website, which range from £13 for a uncirculated £5 coin, all the way to an "out of this world" price, a staggering £72,195 for a kilo gold coin in a denomination of £1,000. 11 of the gold coins will be minted.
* On a personal note I was looking though my mum's effects and bits and pieces this week and found a whole collection of Royal Mint special edition coins from the Royal calendar; the marriage of Princess Anne to Mark Philips and Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer plus several others offered by banks at the time that my wife had given Mum too. Upon checking these out it should be noted and maybe of interest to anyone collecting the Bowie coin that the ones my mother had have changed in their valuation in the early naughties as they are now many not even worth face value something which in the past one could always rely on. Banks need not offer the value of Crowns or any such denomination of coin. They are of interested merely to numismatists (coin collectors) and then it would seem scarcely make their face value unless 'mint'! (sic) They are effectively valueless
Nada! Nothing! Zilch! Not worth a bean or the metal they are stamped out of!
McCARTNEY III DELAYED
The release of Paul McCartney's latest album has been pushed forward to December 18.-
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THE LAST WORD on 'GET BACK' the MOVIE
"The proof is the footage. I bought into the dark side of the Beatles breaking up and thought, 'Oh God, I'm to blame.' I knew I wasn't, but it's easy when the climate is that way to start thinking so."But at the back of my mind there was always this idea that it wasn't like that, but I needed to see proof. There's a great photo Linda took, which is my favourite, of me and John working on a song, glowing with joy. This footage is the same. All four of us having a ball."I love it, I must say because it's how it was. It just reminds me of - even though we had arguments, like any family - we loved each other, you know, and it shows in the film."
Clapper: You married?Gripweed: No, I play the harmonica.– John Lennon (Gripweed) in Richard Lester’s “How I Won the War” (1967)
At 5pm yesterday 40 years ago John was approaching the door to his home when the psychopathic so called fan, the vainglorious nonentity desirous of equal fame as his supposed hero, Mark Chapman stepped out and shot him in the back several times. Rushed to emergency hospital John was pronounced D.O.A.
We miss him still . . . . . pillock or nay! Genius? Nah! But he was our pillock!