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Concert for Bangladesh

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Today is Bloggers Unite for Hunger and Hope Day. There are so many great organizations that are striving for the worldwide focus of helping those who are starving, homeless and in the end dieing without the cure for many diseases. Just Google or use your preferred search engine and search for "World Hunger". I came up with 8.6 million results. Too many to pick one organization's site and focus on that one. Instead we're going to bring notice to the overall cause by sharing some music from one of the most famous concerts to help those who were displaced and dieing of hunger at the time.

The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two benefit concerts organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at noon and at 7:00 p.m. on August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Organized for the relief of refugees from East Pakistan (now independent Bangladesh) after the 1970 Bhola cyclone and during the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities and Bangladesh Liberation War, the event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history.- from Wikipedia

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I hope these images and videos have prompted you to take action. Find a cause or charity close to you and support it in anyway you can. Big or small, it's for the good of all.

What do you currently support in helping those less fortunate?

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The Eagles: The New Kid In Town

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Taking a trip back to my early teens, brings up memories of moving to a new neighborhood (the 10th Ward -Southeast Side of Chicago) and the nerve wrecking proposal of having to make new friends. To one side were the Matczak's, a fun time family of four with two teenagers, Christy and Scott. To the other side were the Pettigrews, a slightly stricter parochial family with three teens, Carla, Paul and John. As it turns out it wasn't that hard to fall in place with the neighbors as they were very outgoing and welcoming to my new neighborhood. Polish, Italian and Hispanics living in harmony.

"There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar
Great expectations, everybody's watching you
People you meet, they all seem to know you
Even your old friends treat you like you're something new"

Okay, okay, your probably saying, "That's nice Art but what about the Eagles?" I'm getting there. Take it easy. Anyways, a few months after settling into my new hood there was a song I kept hearing on the radio. New Kid In Town had been released and WLS Radio seemed to be playing it every-other-song. That was cool because I dug the song big time. It fit right into what was happening in my life at that time. And what that was is I had been dating my neighbor Christy for I think a fairly short time. I don't remember if it was a few weeks or a few months, but I remember her family and always having a great time whenever I'd go over. Needless to say to this day every time I hear that song I remember the Matczaks and especially Christy. Summer love 1976. That's old school people.

"You look in her eyes; the music begins to play
Hopeless romantics, here we go again
But after awhile, you're lookin' the other way
It's those restless hearts that never mend"

Naturally with such a great song I ran out to get the Hotel California album. Great investment. Every song from Hotel California to The Last Resort was awesome. A few plays later they were memorized and ready for my one man concerts in the basement. You remember... air guitar.

A couple of months ago I had a great surprise waiting in my gmail and that was an invite from Christy to be buds on Facebook. How cool is that, to come across someone you hadn't seen or spoken to in 30+ years and then there they are? Needless to say a quick click on yes and a brief note took me right back to the mid 70's. Sitting on the front stoop with her, talking and listening to the radio. Laughing and just hanging out. Good times!!!!

"There's so many things you should have told her,
but night after night you're willing to hold her,

Just hold her, tears on your shoulder"

Do you remember the early teen years? Guys first discovering "the other sex" and vice versa. Actually taking time to comb your hair or brush your shoes off. Maybe even iron your clothes or wear something you thought smelled good like English Leather. Those were the days lol.

"Where you been lately? There's a new kid in town
Everybody loves him, don't they?
Now he's holding her, and you're still around"

So as my fanship (is that a word?) grew for the Eagles I eventually collected their earlier hits like Witchy Woman, Desperado, One of These Nights and Take It to the Limit.

Instead of vids, here's my Eagles jukebox I want to share with you. The Eagles at their best. Vids are cool, but with these guys, unless you're there live, it's just not the same.

So tell me, what, when or who do the Eagles remind you of?

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Classic Rock Weekend Trip

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Hey all. Here's a couple of quick trips to fill your weekend. Happy Easter. Enjoy.

Here's another great site by my bud Kim Maki of Retro:Kimmer fame. Her latest design is a site that celebrates the career of Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, drummer of MC5. You remember them, the protopunk rock group from the Motor City. Strong anti-establishment lyrics with a ripping sound that cut right through you. A group hot enough to earn the coveted cover of Rolling Stone honor and behind it all the heart-thumping, bone shaking druming style of Machine Gun. Take a visit to Dennis' website. Listen to some of that hard hitting rock from the groups height and buckle-up the seat belt as he takes us on his journey through story, images and videos. A mention of the Grande Ballroom in Detroit takes me back to the heyday of classic rock in my own town, when groups like Styx, Chicago and REO Speedwagon were playing the small clubs, college campuses and area venues on their rise to the top. Another awesome job by Kimi.

Eric Frisbie and I hooked-up via BlogCatalog. Eric is a musician and like me has an obsession with not only classic rock, but specifically LIVE performances of these groups and tunes.

" I have been playing in live local bands for over 30 years. My obsession with live rock performances and videos led me to create a blog to share with fellow musicians and live rock lovers. Rock and Roll, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Modern Blues, and new Rock Bands are the focus." - eric.

Appropriately named, LiveRockLover, Eric's website includes videos ranging from Hendrix, Cocker and Skynyrd back in the day to Wonderbread Band, 9 Bar Blues Band and David Cook for good measure. Eric includes a didi and upcoming tour info with his posts. Definitely worth a stop-by on this Easter weekend.

I received the following headsup from Rachel Wishart of American Pop Inc. "I’m working on behalf of Positively Cleveland and I had sent you an email several weeks ago about the Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony events. As the induction ceremony gets closer, I wanted to keep you and your readers informed about the latest news. There’s an awesome new website called Rock Immortal, created by the Rock Hall of Fame, where fans of the artists being inducted this year can help to create a digital monument for the artists. The site also has all of the latest info about the events leading to the ceremony!
Fans can upload images, videos and stories in tribute to their favorite 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee!
You can check out Rock Immortal at:
We’d love for you to pass the Rock Immortal site on to your readers!! Let me know if you have any questions about the site!

Okay guys, before you start writing me, I know this one is late, but better late than never right? Hey, does that make it a classic?

Here's a little preview vid for my upcoming post on The Eagles. Have a good one.

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