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Happy Holidays To The World! Band Aid Perform ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

by on Friday, December 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, whatever is your situation, I wish every single one of you happiness and good health this Holiday Season, and beyond!

Please don’t forget to notice those who’ve fallen on hard times — the less fortunate amongst us — and don’t allow them to become the invisible.  Please help them in anyway you can.

And don’t let any party or politician destroy your sense of hope for a better world.  Change has never come easily.

Here’s to a better year!

The original Band Aid perform their fabulous hit from the early 80s:  ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?’  Enjoy!

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This track can be downloaded here: Band Aid - Now That's What I Call Christmas! - Do They Know It's Christmas?

FREE 12-Song Download: Carbon/Silicon (Ex-Clash Mick Jones) New LP, ‘Carbon Bubble’

by on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Carbon/Silicon "Bubble"Great news for all impoverished music lovers out there!

Featuring Mick Jones and Tony JamesCarbon/Silicon, featuring — one of my all-time favorite songwriters — Mick Jones (formerly of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Tony James (formerly of Generation X), have just released their new 12-Song LP entitled The Carbon Bubble. It is available at the Carbon/Silicon site as a free download.  THAT’S RIGHT, FREE DOWNLOAD!  Get over there, and get it!

Also, for those of you who don’t have it yet, be sure to download their fabulous two-song EP,  Maybe That’s The Meaning of Life, as well — co-written and recorded with Gary Kemp (formerly of Spandau Ballet).

I’m playing The Carbon Bubble LP right now as I type, and it is awesome!  The tracks “What’s Up Doc” and “The Best Man” — a favorite of mine so far — both have an authentic late 70s punk sound — and could easily pass as early Clash tunes. “Reach For the Sky” is great as well — sort of has that now-familiar Carbon/Silicon sound.  “Make it Alright” has an early 60s, garage sound — just fantastic!

Carbon/Silicon have written an awesome album! — definitely, one of the best releases of 2009!  Mick Jones has still got it.  And now he’s giving it away.

Once you’ve downloaded and had a chance to give it a spin, let us know what you think.  Enjoy!