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22 July 2014
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Oh, the irony.

A tree planted to honor of the memory of the Beatles songwriter George Harrison has been killed by actual beetles. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the living local monument fell victim to an infestation of insects that couldn't be bested. According to Councilman Tom LaBonge, the 10-foot-tall pine planted in 2004 bit the dust only recently, and a new one will be planted in its stead shortly. 

Harrison's last years were spent living in L.A. — he died there at 58 in late 2001, and was cremated at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The so-called George Harrison Tree was accompanied by a plaque reading: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It includes a quote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green" 

The plaque (and the forthcoming tree) is located near the city's famous Griffith Observatory. The memorial has one very glowing review on Yelp (with photos), which now reads more as a eulogy to the tree that was:

On the day I was there, many tourists and visitors, in fact, walked right by it without noticing it at all. There is no signage that leads people to the tree, and the memorial plaque is near the ground and out-of-sight. Furthermore, I didn't see any buskers or fans with guitars either playing "Here Comes The Sun," "Something," or "My Sweet Lord" (or any of Harrison's many other well known songs). Instead, with my own private thoughts and reflections, I enjoyed that pine tree in peace just as George, I'm sure, would have wanted it.

 

Comment posted at Facebook: "Here comes the pun." *facepalm*

 

[x-posted to the Fiendish Thingies thread]

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22 July 2014
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Just saw that on some newswebsite this morning and found it way more funnier than it is. I was like HAHAHA BEETLES.

22 July 2014
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A couple more Facebook comments:

If only the beetles had just let it be.

Should have chosen a Norwegian Wood.

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22 July 2014
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23 July 2014
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Lovely interview with Paul's photographer, MJ Kim.

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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23 July 2014
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Examiner interview with Peter Asher. He mentions that he'll be guesting at a couple of Denny Laine's shows, which I highly recommend (I posted at the Denny Laine thread about the recent concert in LA).

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23 July 2014
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Examiner article on possible remasters of Dark Horse and Extra Texture coming out.

[x-posted to the Dark Horse/Extra Texture thread]

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23 July 2014
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I just heard on the news the a George Harrison tribute tree was attacked by actual beetles. The link was online, but I could not get out up. A little ironic.

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23 July 2014
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When Im 64 said
I just heard on the news the a George Harrison tribute tree was attacked by actual beetles. The link was online, but I could not get out up. A little ironic.

@When Im 64 There's a link upthread a couple of posts.

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23 July 2014
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parlance said

When Im 64 said
I just heard on the news the a George Harrison tribute tree was attacked by actual beetles. The link was online, but I could not get out up. A little ironic.

@When Im 64 There's a link upthread a couple of posts.

parlance

Oh yeah yeah, I forgot to do that, silly, stupid, me.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news.....-tree.html

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23 July 2014
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Examiner article on possible remasters of Dark Horse and Extra Texture coming out.

[x-posted to the Dark Horse/Extra Texture thread]

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As well as an "Apple Years" box set of the first seven albums. Nice!

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25 July 2014
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry lets slip in a Chicago Sun-Times interview that he's recently recorded with Paul McCartney.

“I did a [recording] session with Paul McCartney a month and a half ago for a private thing,” Perry said in a phone conversation earlier this week. “I met him once or twice [over the years] to say hello. To spend 6 or 8 hours in studio with him recording! He makes you feel like [you’re recording with just another guy]. He just happens to be a mother——g huge talent! Everyone’s in the room at once; you play until you get a good take.”

Perry talked about the recording session — oh so briefly.

Q. So what was it like jamming with Paul McCartney?
Joe Perry: It’s the great ego leveler. I was in the studio with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, playing guitar, and the three of us are looking at each other like, hey, we’re sitting here with Paul McCartney! And we’re all looking at each other like open-mouthed kids. Paul was really nice. He’s all about business [when he’s recording]. At 72 he can still hit all those notes.

Q. So did this session yield a new single?
JP: It’s a project that were keeping under wraps for now. There will be [an announcement when the time is right].

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25 July 2014
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Scientists at Michigan (USA) Lawrence Technological University have developed a way to analyze music that recently put all the Beatles albums in chronological order, just by listening — no need to look up the dates. The method, created by assistant professor Lior Shamir and grad student Joe George, converts the audio into visual data using a spectrum analyzer and then goes at it with a powerful image analyzer.

The system looks for certain chord structures or larger elements like the lengths and types of choruses. By comparing these between albums, it can tell which are most closely associated, and from there, determine which came earliest. It figured out the whole Beatles discography.

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25 July 2014
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Expert Textpert said

parlance said

Examiner article on possible remasters of Dark Horse and Extra Texture coming out.

[x-posted to the Dark Horse/Extra Texture thread]

parlance

As well as an "Apple Years" box set of the first seven albums. Nice!

Very nice - I hope they release Wonderwall Music and Electronic Sound separately. I'm guessing album 7 is Concert for Bangladesh?

26 July 2014
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Hearing Bono just played "stand by me" with Julian at some benefit.  Anyone hear about this?

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26 July 2014
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@...ontherun Yes, it happened in Saint-Tropez, France on Wednesday night at a fundraiser for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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26 July 2014
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Ron Nasty said
@...ontherun Yes, it happened in Saint-Tropez, France on Wednesday night at a fundraiser for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

A short clip has emerged:

Thanks!   Perhaps they should have released a bit but that was great.

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27 July 2014
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Via Facebook:

Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry to work on a top secret new project. - EXPRESS

The Beatles legend recently headed to the U.S. to restart his postponed tour after a bout of ill health which landed him in hospital in Japan.

It has now emerged McCartney has been taking part in secret studio sessions with a trio of famous stars inbetween his tour dates.

Perry reveals the group recorded together but he refuses to give any more detail about the top secret project, telling the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, "It's the great ego leveler. I was in the studio with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, playing guitar, and the three of us are looking at each other like, hey, we're sitting here with Paul McCartney! And we're all looking at each other like open-mouthed kids.

"Paul was really nice. He's all about business (when he's recording). At 72 he can still hit all those notes... It's a project that we're keeping under wraps for now. There will be (an announcement when the time is right)."

He adds of working with McCartney, "I met him once or twice (over the years) to say hello. To spend six or eight hours in (a) studio with him recording! He makes you feel like (you're recording with just another guy). He just happens to be a motherf**king huge talent!"

The news comes just days after Hollywood actor Depp joined Perry's band Aerosmith on stage at their gig in Massachusetts to play guitar.

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28 July 2014
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Examiner round-up covering the recording session involving Perry, Paul, Cooper and Depp that Parlance has mentioned previously, Amazon listed up-and-coming releases for John, Ringo and Paul (noen of which have been confirmed by the record companies), and the latest isssue of the 910 magazine.

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28 July 2014
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From the link mmm just posted:

Also not yet revealed are when the next McCartney reissues from Concord Music are to come. Annoucements are supposed to be very very soon, sources tell Beatles Examiner. But Amazon is also showing listings for “import” versions of "Wings at the Speed of Sound" and “Venus & Mars” on Sept. 24. The prices listed are not cheap: $71.99 for “Venus & Mars” and a whopping “$213.99” for “Wings at the Speed of Sound.”

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