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George Harrison 15 Years Gone

15 years ago the coolest Beatle died, George Harrison. George was always overshadowed by Paul and John, but few could argue that he wasn’t on their level. Upon leaving the Beatles George truly showed the world his talents were more than just “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  A little tribute some of his best. 

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#Throwback Thursday – Rolling Stones – Gimmie Shelter

Trying to rank the greatest Rolling Stones songs is like trying to rank the best baseball players of all time, everyone has their favorite. But Gimmie Shelter equates to the Babe Ruth of songs. Of all the the Rolling Stones song Gimmie Shelter is the great Bambino of Rock n Roll. The wailing guitar, explosive harmonica, and most of all Merry Clayton’s insane vocals make this song the piece de resistance of The Stones. The story of a pregnant Merry Clayton showing up late in the evening of a Manhattan recording studio with curlers in her hair to nail the legendary “Rape Murder…Its Just a Shot Away” is what makes rock n roll stories legendary. The video below describes the scene when she showed up at the studio, and on the recording you can still hear Mick Jagger yell “Whooooo” after she crushes that refrain.  Best vocals ever, the crack in her vocals makes it. Plus she had the attitude of a true Diva with this comment:

“Mmmhmmm I’m gonna do another one and blow them out of this room” – Merry Clayton

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#Throwback Thursday – Trainspotting

The first full trailer for Trainspotting 2 hit the interwebs today, and it immediately had me thinking back to the great soundtrack of the original Trainspotting.  Back in the olden days, when films had soundtracks, this one was without question one of the greatest ever made and still stands the test of time today.  Not only did the songs fit perfectly with the movie, some songs ended up defining the era.  The best example is Underworlds “Born Slippy” which is even used in the new film trailer.  Just an absolute classic tune.  Here is hoping T2 lives up to all the hype and expectations.  Until it hits the theaters next year, here are a few things to hold us over…an updated “Choose Life” monologue, T2 trailer, and Born Slippy.

“Choose life
Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares
Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently
And choose watching history repeat itself
Choose your future
Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn
Choose a zero hour contract, a two hour journey to work
And choose the same for your kids, only worse, and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen
And then… take a deep breath
You’re an addict, so be addicted
Just be addicted to something else
Choose the ones you love
Choose your future
Choose life”