December 2006

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'Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies at 73.  Grateful Web sends our thoughts to his friends, family and fans.

Gathering of the Vibes is pleased to announce its return to historic Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, August 9 through 12, 2007, with four days of live music, arts, and camping.  After a six-year out-of-state residency, the 12th annual GOTV returns to the extensively renovated site of its legendary 1999 and 2000 events.  Seaside Park boasts 370 acres of spectacular tree-lined parkland and over a mile of pristine beachfront overlooking Long Island Sound.

In the last four to five years, the majority of American women who get a tattoo have been putting it in the same place: the small of their backs.

This type of tattoo is often referred to as a "bumper sticker," a "chick spot," a "girl spot," a "California license plate," or a "tramp stamp."  The most popular designs for these tattoos are: butterflies, flowers, tribal designs and Chinese characters called kanji.

Halcyon Days, Bruce Hornsby's ninth full-length album and first for Columbia Records, evoke hopes for the future and memories of the past while appreciating, according to the artist, "Great days, beautiful peaceful days when they happenin these times."

After listening to the mini-album 18 Steps I begun to question Trey Anastasio's choice of track listings for the release Bar 17, his latest studio project distributed this October.  There are some real gems here that probably should have made the cut for the major release, and may have been better received choices that some of the sleepers on Bar 17.

Standing a few feet from the stage as the smoke machine rolls in the fog, I turn to survey the crowd and immediately feel like Chief Broom standing in the Cuckoo's Nest with the rest of the asylum inmates.  But soon the music is grabbing my soul and I realize it's just another Disco Biscuits show in Los Angeles, California.

The band hasn't played in Los Angeles since March, 2002 when they blew the roof off of the Whisky-A-Go-Go. But on the night of December 7, 2006, they picked up right where they left off, lighting up the Sunset Strip, albeit this time at the ROXY.