|In what may be my favorite marketing ploy of the year... Dr. Pepper has offered to give everyone in America a free Dr. Pepper if Axl Rose decides to release his long awaited Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy in 2008.
Only Buckethead & Slash are exempt from the promotion. In response Axl says he will happily share his with Mr.Bucket.
Let's all hope this happens soon because the Amoeba breakroom tends to run out of Dr. Pepper towards the end of the week.
Read GNR's Response...
Alpha Video Distributors
A nonprofit night of collaboration and experimentation embracing the
concepts of improvisation in any genre and any sound.
Created as a labor of love by a handful of Amoeba employees, it is
designed to be a space for people to step outside of what they
normally do and collaborate with others in an unexpected live setting.
IZZY COX: VOODOO MURDER BALLAD QUEEN
The Muse Project (burlesque/cabaret): Featuring Uni and her Ukelele
along with Tippy Canoe
Kawaiietly Please with Japanese Extreme Super Sushi Chef Assassin Kung
Fu Master Masochist Percussionist TAKA
END.USER (breakcore.sonic insanity)
Live 16mm film projection, manipulations & hand-painted slides by Televega
Vegan Delicacies by Komeme
Live Painting by Hive Gallery Artists
Vinyl Records & Other Giveaways by Amoeba & KXLU
We have quite a few visual artists doing live painting for this show.
Here they are:
Amoeba Music & KXLU present: undergounDNUOS
@ Charlie Os (downtown at the Alexandria Hotel)
501 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, 90013
THIS SHOW IS FREE!
Ha, YoungWoong (aka Hero, aka Baby Beatles), the talented lil kid above doing his version of "Hey Jude" that was recorded about two years ago, is already a star back in his native Korea where he has wowed audiences on many national TV variety and talent shows. And even though he is still only four (he celebrates the big five come September), he is very ambitious, or at least his parents are. They have set up a special YouTube channel called Hero Is Born dedicated to their prodigy and on which they are trying desperately to get Paul McCartney to meet and hopefully collaborate with Baby Beatles. They write: "Baby Beatles is dying to meet and play with his idol! Do you have any clues on how he may possibly perform with Sir Paul? Please send your email/message to firstname.lastname@example.org." On that YouTube channel you can also catch Hero interpreting others from the forty odd Beatles songs he knows by heart - many have been recorded more recently and he appears more grown up and is out of diapers.
On Monday (March 24th) the U.S. Justice Department gave the okay to the XM-Sirius satellite radio merger - coming more one year since the two companies first announced their agreement. Read the full story here on Money.CNN.com.
Last week an ATM outside an English supermaket malfunctioned and mistakenly started spitting out twice the money requested. For example if you wanted to withdraw a hundred English pounds it would instead dispense 200 but it would show as only a 100 deducted from your account. As you can imagine word spread quickly and after a few busy hours of use the ATM ran dry. Since no crime was broken the police in the town of Hull could not arrest anyone but said that those who benefited could face charges, but only if the company administering the machine complained. Ah, let them keep the money. I say it's theirs to keep if the machine made the mistake.