Thursday, May 12, 2011

Neil Innes performs NPR Tiny Desk concert

Ex-Rutle, former Monty Python collaborator and late of the Bonzo Dog Band, musician Neil Innes performs a Tiny Desk concert on NPR.

Hear Kate Bush's new album the Director's Cut

NPR is streaming Kate Bush's The Director's Cut today.  The album, which features remade, revised songs from her The Sensual World and Red Shoes releases.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Library of Congress launches National Geographic

You can now hear more than 10,000 historic recordings without dropping a dime into the Library of Congress' National Jukebox, NPR reports.

The new website provides access to more than 10-thousand historical recordings for free on a streaming-only basis – no downloads. It covers the first quarter of the twentieth century and includes music, poetry, political speeches and other spoken word recordings. Right now, it only includes recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company, which Sony controls. The project is also a collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara – and its Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Records – which is helping to create a searchable database for every recording in the National Jukebox.

Green Lantern charges his power ring and other pics from the upcoming film

Here's a new batch of photos from the upcoming Green Lantern movie.








Conan movie poster unveiled

New X-Men: First Class TV spot

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Major Pink Floyd reissue campaign on the way?

It looks like the Pink Floyd catalog, or a chunk of it, will be out in greatly expanded form in September. I hadn't heard of these previously, but Amazon lists the following releases, with pictures. The "immersion" box sets include several disks (studio outtakes? Live recordings? Both?), while the "experience" releases are double-CDs. Looks like there will be some single-disk reissues of LPs, too. More details as they surface.



 The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Box Set
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Box Set

 The Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Version
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Version

Wish You Were Here - Immersion Box Set
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Box Set

Wish You Were Here - Experience Version
Wish You Were Here - Experience Version

The Wall- Experience Version
The Wall- Experience Version

The Wall - Immersion Box Set

The Discovery Studio Album Box Set
The Discovery Studio Album Box Set


Avengers Omnibus on the way from Marvel

Amazon lists a 728-page Avengers Omnibus for release next February. No additional details yet, but this will no doubt cover the first few years of the 1960s Avengers series with scripts by Stan Lee and art by Jack Kirby and Don Heck.

The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1

Gates removed from Liverpool's Strawberry Fields

The gates from Liverpool's Strawberry Fields, former grounds of a Salvation Army home, have been removed and replaced with replicas to prevent further damage by overzealous Beatlemaniacs.

The Salvation Army said the 100-year-old wrought iron gates...will be taken into storage for "safe keeping".

The replacements have been made by a local specialist, Jim Bennett, and gifted to the charity.

New comics May 11, 2011

Things I'll buy:

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #660

FF #3

Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1
Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1

Items of note:

The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 2
The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 2

Little Lulu Volume 27: The Treasure Map and Other Stories
Little Lulu Volume 27: The Treasure Map and Other Stories

Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!
Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!

Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol. 1: Hush Money
Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol. 1: Hush Money

 Birds of Prey Vol. 1: Endrun (Birds of Prey (DC Comics))
Birds of Prey Vol. 1: Endrun (Birds of Prey (DC Comics))

Deadman Vol. 1
Deadman Vol. 1

Jew Gangster (Vertigo Crime)
Jew Gangster (Vertigo Crime)

Superboy: The Boy of Steel
Superboy: The Boy of Steel

Yossel
Yossel



Avengers: We are the Avengers
Avengers: We are the Avengers

Captain America & The Korvac Saga
Captain America & The Korvac Saga

New X-Men by Grant Morrison - Book 1
New X-Men by Grant Morrison - Book 1

Origins of Marvel Comics
Origins of Marvel Comics

Spider-Man: The Extremist
Spider-Man: The Extremist

Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives

Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death
Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death

Young Marvelman Classic - Volume 1
Young Marvelman Classic - Volume 1

Uncle Scrooge: Like a Hurricane TP (Uncle Scrooge: Ducktales)
Uncle Scrooge: Like a Hurricane TP (Uncle Scrooge: Ducktales)