Archive for November, 2006

Entry for November 19, 2006 Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!

November 19, 2006

Was it worth over 12 hours in line? Yes I think so.  Watching a friend of mine who plays NO video games, instantly pick it up and start playing tennis, was worth the cost alone.

Hell Frozeth Over

November 17, 2006

GENESIS ANNOUNCE THEIR ‘TURN IT ON AGAIN’ TOUR

Press Information: London 7 November 2006

Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford of the iconic band Genesis unveiled the dates for their first tour in 15 years. Turn It On Again – the tour, will see the band play a series of stadium concerts in Europe in the summer of 2007. Kicking off in the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki on 11 June, the tour will hit twelve different European countries, ending in Rome on 14 July. At a Pan-European press conference staged today at London’s exclusive Mayfair hotel and hosted by comedian and lifelong Genesis fan, David Baddiel, the band took questions from international media about their reasons for reforming and thoughts on the tour.

European tour promoter, John Giddings, commented:
“It is a privilege to work with one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and to see their musical talent together again onstage will be incredible. The live shows are as famous as their music.”

The “Turn It On Again” tour will be travelling to all the biggest stadiums as it treks across Europe in 2007 through Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Holland, UK, Monte Carlo and Italy. For all European tour dates, please go HERE.

Tickets will be on sale for UK dates on 24 November and for dates in Germany on 10 November. Other on-sale dates to be announced.

Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will be joined on stage by long time Genesis sidemen, Chester Thompson on drums and Daryl Steurmer on guitar. Two of the world’s greatest show technicians, award-winning lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe and acclaimed set designer Mark Fisher are working on plans for the 2007 Genesis tour.

Genesis have sold over 130 million albums, it is one of a small elite of British bands who have achieved global success and sustained it over four decades. Genesis was formed in 1966 by Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, while still at school, but its most successful incarnation was the late 70’s early 80’s line-up of Phil Collins taking on lead vocals and sharing songwriting, with Rutherford and Banks. The Duke album topped the UK charts in 1980 with the hit single, Turn It On Again monopolising the airwaves. In 1987, Genesis played sold out stadium shows across the globe, including four consecutive Wembley Stadiums.

To coincide with the Genesis tour, EMI Records will be re-issuing 14 Genesis studio albums in three stages during 2007. All the releases will be SACD/DVD double disc sets featuring newly re-mastered 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes. The release schedule is as follows:

March 2007: A Trick Of The Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1977), …And Then There Were Three…(1978), Duke (1980) Abacab (1981)

June/July 2007: Genesis(1983), Invisible Touch(1986), We Can’t Dance (1991), Calling All Stations(1997)

Late 2007/Early 2008: Trespass (1970), Nursery Cryme (1971), Foxtrot (1972 ), Selling England By The Pound (1973), The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(1974)

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Entry for November 10, 2006

November 10, 2006

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Fare Thee Well Republikkkon Majority.

Entry for November 07, 2006

November 7, 2006

VOTE

I would have had a big post about voting typed up for you guys, but I was TOO BUSY VOTING!!!

Entry for November 04, 2006

November 4, 2006

Well, sorry for the lack of updates as of late, and I am afraid my blog is about something that has been around for a while.  It is about the Microsoft Reader. Now I have tried other eReaders before, but I am finding this version to be working great with my xv6700 (see previous posts). It takes a little while to get used to reading books on my cell and needing power to do so, but I am becoming acclimated to it very quickly. However the REAL purpose of this post is to tell you about the wonderful University Of Virginia Library! TONS of classic books here with minuscule file sizes free for the taking! If you are like me, always wishing to have access to the classics (and more) but really find the library a chore to deal with, this is the site for you! If you can read, they have something that should interest you there! And if you cannot read, please stop staring at this website and go do something constructive!

-C
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Many, Many Good books!