Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

Paul McCartney broadcast 2 songs live into space on November 12th to wake Astronauts who were finishing up 44 consecutive days above the earth. This was the first time this had ever been done. The performance featured ”Good Day Sunshine,” an old Beatles standard and ”Time for Tea,” from his most recent album.
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Eric Back on November 5th, 2005

One of Jimmy Page’s recent projects was a collaboration with veteran rocker, Jerry Lee Lewis. What was Jimmy’s contribution? How about ”Rock ’n Roll.” A sound clip is available through the link below, or just click here.

More Details on a New Zealand Jerry Lee Lewis, AKA ”The Killer,” page.

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Eric Back on November 5th, 2005

Prior to the kickoff for this year’s Stones’ tour at Boston’s Fenway Park, they ”pre-launched” in Toronto. A prize awaited those who waited over 24 hours outside the Phoenix Concert Theatre–1973 prices. About 1000 people bought tickets to the show for only $10.00!

Rolling Stone Article
Fan Article

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Eric Back on October 30th, 2005

”Maggies Farm”

Here’s a cute little site where you can read recent reviews from Bob Dylan’s 2005 tour. I liked this little snippet about Dylan’s opener, ”Maggie’s Farm.”
Apart from the fact that we can hardly expect a different opener these
days and weeks (with Dylan still suffering from Amazon-timeloopiness),
there is nothing negative I could [...]

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Eric Back on October 26th, 2005

American Life in Poetry: Column 030
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
Naomi Shihab Nye lives in San Antonio, Texas. Here she perfectly captures a moment in childhood that nearly all of us may remember: being too small for the games the big kids were playing, and fastening tightly upon some little thing of our own.
Boy [...]

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Eric Back on October 16th, 2005

American Life in Poetry: Column 029
by TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE

Many of you have seen flocks of birds or schools of minnows acting as if they were guided by a common intelligence, turning together, stopping together. Here is a poem by Debra Nystrom that beautifully describes a flight of swallows returning to their nests, [...]

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Eric Back on October 14th, 2005

… and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?

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Eric Back on April 11th, 2005

I saw Joe Satriani in Phoenix on the 6th…

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