NEWS AGOSTO 2005
 
Mercoledi' 31 Agosto 2005

PICS


© Dana Fineman

Sheryl reacts to Lance Armstrong winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France title as Senator John Kerry looks on in Paris, France on July 24, 2005 - © Talking Sport/Photoshot. All rights reserved.

Sheryl and Luke, at the 20th stage of the Tour de France.

Lance and Sheryl at the 20th stage of the Tour de France. © Phililppe Buissin


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[GOOD IS GOOD] TRIPLE A CHART - WEEK ENDING, AUG. 28



PIC OF THE DAY

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Martedi' 30 Agosto 2005

[LONDON GIGS] VIP PACKAGES

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GOOD BLESS DIXIELAND



Butcher's sign

Domenica 28 Agosto 2005

KATRINA

Tutti ormai avrete appreso dell'uragano che sta per abbattersi nelle coste meriodionali degli Stati Uniti. La cosa mi sconcerta e non poco. Sono fortemente preoccupato per la sorte di tutto il meridione, ma in modo particolare il mio pensiero va a New Orleans e ai suoi abitanti. Sono molto legato a quella meravigliosa e vitale citta' per molte ragioni, e il solo pensiero che domani potrebbe essere spazzata via dalla cartina mi fa rabbrividire. Il quartiere francese, Bourbon St., l'aria di perenne festa che si respira nelle ore notturne, la musica che ti accompagna ad ogni passo, io l'ho sempre chiamata la Rio della Dixieland. Si, uso il presente, e spero di poterlo ancora usare quando tutto sara' finito.

Un abbraccio a tutto il Sud.

Qualche link utile :

BBC Message Board
CNN
Weather Channel Page
National Hurricane Center

NOLA Webcam 1
NOLA Webcam 2
NOLA Webcam 3
NOLA Webcam 4

WDSU Hurricane Coverage (live TV)

I am praying for those who aren't leaving and for those who have family, friends, and property in the path of this beast. Stay safe ad God bless.


SHERYL ANNOUNCE TWO VERY SPECIAL UK ENGAGEMENTS

Sheryl il prossimo 3 e 4 novembre terra' due concerti all'Hammersmith Carling Apollo di Londra, accompagnata da un'orchestra diretta da David Campbell. Assieme all'orchestra, ci sara' anche l'intera tour band al completo, ossia Peter, Tim, Mike e Jeremy. La setlist, ancora non ufficiale, comprendera' circa 25 brani tratti dall'intero repertorio di Sheryl, fra cui i pezzi contenuti nell'imminente 'Wildflower'.

Thurs 3rd and Fri 4th November 2005 Hammersmith Carling Apollo, London

A Very Special Engagement? Why?

We have often seen this small print casually thrown away on the full colour ads in the back of the glossies, but this time it's authentic.

The difference in the presentation this time round is not about any new technological feats. It's not about the bells and whistles. Sheryl's not going to be descending from the rafters in a white gown and crown. As usual her show is going to be about the music. Each will be a special night not only because these are currently the only two shows on the cards for the whole of Europe, but because of the fact that joining Sheryl, Tim Smith, Peter Stroud, Mike Rowe and Jeremy Stacey on stage will be a 12 piece string section.

On the new record a lot of the songs are embellished with an organic string sound, so in an effort to present an authentic auditory experience, the real thing will be there on stage. It only makes sense that David Campbell, father of Beck Hansen, and uber strings arranger, will actually be present to conduct as it was he who wrote the arrangements for the new songs on `Wildflower.' Don't make the mistake in thinking that this new record is Nigel Kennedy gone wild. It's more of a texture thing. A different feel. The guitars are still there and the strings complement that vintage Sheryl sound rather than force themselves upon you like a soon to be cast off novelty.

But it won't just be a night of new music. All songs from Sheryl's collection are potentially string friendly and some will be complemented with the sound of the live strings. Exactly which ones will make it to the setlist was being worked on last week when Sheryl and her bandmates settled down in her New York apartment to hammer out a compressed catalogue of tunes. Sourcing from all 5 (including Wildflower) of her studio albums they came up with a shortlist of some 25 songs. There may be some surprises.

What they came up with at the end of the night, well, we'll just have to see at one of these two Very Special Engagements.

Sheryl's only other live concert performances this year will take place in North America. Watch out for press announcements about this in the US media and of course sherylcrow.com on September 6th.

Wildflower will be released in the UK on 26th September with the debut single Good Is Good preceding it on September 19th. The album will add to Sheryl Crow's tally of 25 million worldwide record sales from her hit albums Tuesday Night Music Club (1994), Sheryl Crow (1996), The Globe Sessions (1998), Live From Central Park (1999), C'mon C'mon (2002) and 2003's greatest hits collection, which reached double platinum status in the UK. During her career, Crow has won a Brit Award and a remarkable nine Grammies.

Sheryl has teamed up with http://www.iloveallaccess.com to provide VIP ticket packages to her London shows. Packages include premium seating, an opportunity to attend Sheryl's soundcheck, pre-show parties and exclusive gifts. Sheryl will donate 100% of her proceeds to UNICEF. UK To order packages, go to http://www.sherylcrow.com from Tuesday Aug 30th Thursday 3 November 2005

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Sabato 27 Agosto 2005

AD UN MESE DAL NUOVO ALBUM...

Come avevo previsto con largo anticipo, 'Good is Good' non c'entra una sega con il resto del nuovo album. Il singolo in oggetto e' stato voluto piu' che altro dalla casa discografica per questioni di mera pecunia (del resto, e' arcinoto, le major pensano prima di tutto al profitto). Ma questa volta non sono mie speculazioni, e' proprio la stessa Sheryl che ne parla in un'intervista rilasciata al Rolling Stone Magazine.

A leggere le ultime dichiarazioni della nostra, pare che 'Wildflower' vada a costituire una sorta di vero e proprio spartiacque fra il classic rock/pop che abbiamo ascoltato fino a 'C'mon, C'mon' e il futuro della sua musica, e in questo contesto, il rilascio del multiplatino 'greatest hits' alla fine del 2003, e' stato piu' che significativo.

Se si tratta di un addio al pop, questo non posso saperlo, certo che la strada imboccata da Sheryl sembra portare verso la non meglio nota Tradville. Di cosa parlo? Ne piu', ne meno, a una sorta di ritorno al cantautorato e al tradizionalismo, ma non quello che l'ha resa famosa sino ad oggi. Del resto si cambia, e sarebbe triste vederla scimmiottare se stessa a 43 anni. La preview della rivista American Songwriter e' molto promettente, e in via definitiva mi fa ben sperare.

Altro dettaglio importante di 'Wildflower', e' il fatto che la meta' dei brani e' stata scritta unicamente da Sheryl, senza nessun co-autore, rendendolo, sotto un certo punto di vista, il piu' personale fra i suoi lavori studio, anche alla luce delle positive esperienze personali che l'hanno ispirata e spronata alla composizione. E' di recentissima notizia infine, che il prossimo album, avra' connotati piu' countreggianti, a dispetto delle dichiarazioni precedenti, che parlavano di pop/rock. E anche questa e' un'ottima notizia, almeno per me :-)) Uscita prevista : estate 2006. Staremo a vedere!

Intanto posto l'editoriale scritto ieri dal vecchio David Wild, senior-editor del Rolling Stone magazine :

Crow Preps "Wildflower"
New disc draws on Neil Young, domestic life

For Sheryl Crow, Wildflower, out September 13th, isn't just her fifth studio album -- it's also the beginning of a second chapter. "I feel like my last album, C'mon, C'mon, was really about just trying to get a record finished," Crow says. "Wildflower has been like a rebirth for me and my desire to want to make music again."

A lot has happened for Crow recently: Her 2003 hits package, The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, went triple platinum, and she began a relationship with cycling legend Lance Armstrong -- whom she met in 2003. "Being with someone who has three small children, my life really shifted," Crow says. "I remember talking to Don Henley while I was doing dishes. I was like, 'Wow, I'm learning to cook and washing a lot of bike shorts -- who am I?' And Don said, 'It's in the smallest domestic exercises you can find your greatest inspiration.'"

Crow listened to a lot of Neil Young, Elton John and George Harrison while working on the CD: "I really wanted to feel like the listener was sitting directly across from the artist -- the way I feel when I listen to Harvest." The sessions -- with longtime collaborator Jeff Trott and recent Grammy-winning producer John Shanks behind the mixing board -- yielded enough material for a follow-up disc, due out next summer. "We recorded thirty-six songs," Crow says. "The next record is straight-up country rock."

Crow's original choice for the first single was the delicate title track, which recalls early Cat Stevens -- but her label, Interscope, pushed for "Good Is Good," a midtempo rocker deemed more radio-friendly. "'Wildflower' would have been a real anti-single single," says Crow. "It speaks about the content of this album. That in the midst of all the chaos going on in the world, that wildflower growing between the cracks represents the purity within us."

Crow says she didn't work on the disc during Armstrong's seventh victorious Tour de France bid in July. "But my being there was pretty key to how the record turned out," she says. "When you're in a new relationship, your heart is open and you're facing things about yourself. You throw into the mix being overseas, and I wanted to be writing all the time."

DAVID WILD
(Posted Aug 26, 2005)


[GOOD IS GOOD] MINI-REVIEW

The lead-off single from Wildflower combines the classic Sheryl Crow sound with elements of Lennon/McCartney's galaxian melodicism and Rolling Stones/Tom Petty roots-rock swagger. Forget about her couple of weeks in the spotlight as Ms. Lance Armstrong; Crow is back to being the superstar in the relationship.

Source : rhapsody.com - Editor: Nick Dedina

Venerdi' 26 Agosto 2005

HARMAN PRO MAGAZINE - ISSUE 2-2005


AMERICAN SONGWRITER - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE - PREVIEW

Sheryl Crow

By Michael Gallucci

After a dozen years, Sheryl Crow has finally reached her comfort zone. That place where artists no longer make music for their record company, a paycheck or even listeners. It's that place Bob Dylan reached sometime between Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding, Marvin Gaye hit right around What's Going On and Radiohead arrived at on Kid A. Crow's now at that place.

Wildflower, her fifth album (and first since 2002's meandering C'mon C'mon), lacks the everyday-rock-star appeal of its predecessors. The chugging classic-rock-meets-‘90s-pop sound is suppressed, and the hooks aren't as obvious.

But, for the first time, the 43-year-old singer/songwriter says she's made the record she wanted to make—from start to finish—without outside anxieties swaying her creative impulses. “I really don't feel any obligation to be successful for my fans or record label,” she says. “Luckily, I'm on the label that put out Sea Change, and when Beck handed it in, nobody said, ‘Look, we don't have a hit.' Instead, they rose to the occasion and said, ‘This is a complete artistic statement. It's too silly to send this artist back in and say, we need a single. So, we're going to find a way to get this out to the people that it would really relate to.

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LANCE AL LARRY KING LIVE

Stanotte mi ero preparato per seguire e registrare il Larry King Live, in cui era ospite Lance. Sfortunatamente, dopo nemmeno 2 minuti dall'inizio, la ricezione satellitare sulla CNN e' andata a farsi benedire! Ad ogni modo, leggendo i commenti dal forum, sembra che Lance abbia condotto un'appassionata e credibile difesa. Non avendo potuto seguire l'evento, ovviamente, non posso giudicare un fico secco! :-)

In attesa di reperire la puntata da qualche parte (muletto, bittorrent ecc), visitate il thread sul forum ufficiale di Sheryl :

vai al thread >>

Ah, disgracemnot sucks! Evah


SHERYL+LANCE ON FRESH LIVING MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA)



Australian Fresh Living magazine, 29 August 2005 issue, features Sheryl and Lance in 2 page "Sheryl & Lance's life cycles" story with 5 photos. I'm looking for hi-res scans...


GOOD IS GOOD UK EDITION

Tracklist

1. Good Is Good

2. Wildflower [Acoustic Version]

3. I Know Why [Acoustic Version]

4. Good Is Good [Video]


NEW PHOTOTOHP



Canadian rock star and photographer Bryan Adams photographed a host of celebrities for the breast cancer fund-raising TICKLED PINK show at London's ICA gallery in October 2004. Pictured: American rock singer Sheryl Crow pictured in a Tickled Pink t-shirt. Obligatory Credit - CAMERA PRESS/Bryan Adams.


FLIP-FLOP MINDOFSHERYL

http://www.sherylcrow.com/bboard/fanforum/viewtopic.asp?topicID=1593643

http://www.sherylcrow.com/bboard/fanforum/viewtopic.asp?topicID=1596465

No comment :-)

Giovedi' 25 Agosto 2005

[GOOD IS GOOD] BILLBOARD'S REVIEW

SHERYL CROW
Good Is Good

Producer(s):
John Shanks, Jeff Trott, Sheryl Crow
Writer(s): S. Crow, J. Trott
Publisher(s): various
Genre: ROCK
Label/Catalog Number: A&M (CD promo)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: August 27, 2005

Since her 2002 release "C'mon, C'mon," Sheryl Crow has reinvented herself as a celebrity icon amid partnerships with Starbucks, Dell and the Tour de France. Enter John Shanks, the wildly promiscuous producer du jour, who teamed with Crow for her new album, "Wildflower" (due Sept. 27). "Good Is Good" is a safe, radio-friendly ride. But Crow is a soul driver : Her voice is full of the sun-kissed melancholy that has given her guitar pop an authentic shine—though as Crow's vocals zoom in on the "thunder" and "lightning" of midlife nostalgia, the high-concept production leaves little room for uniqueness. Even so, the breezy, far-reaching hook and achy charm makEs "Good" worth the ride. — Sven Philipp

Mercoledi' 24 Agosto 2005

NEWS DA KENNETT, MISSOURI

Il sito ufficiale della cittadina del Boothel Missouriano, ha recentemente pubblicato alcune belle fotografie che mostrano la sempre piu' crescente voglia delle autorita' locali, nonche' della popolazione, di rivitalizzare la downtown. Naturalmente anche la Crow's Home e' coinvolta in questo progetto :-)

Qua i dettagli e le foto : http://www.kennettmo.com/

Ah, nel sito, causa imperizia del webmaster, e' impossibile visualizzare l'ultima foto, quella relativa al Dollis Clothing. L'immagine e' raggiungibile tramite questo link : http://www.kennettmo.com/100_0124.JPG


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHERYL'S WORLD CAFE BROADCAST DETAILS

Dunque, il sito ufficiale ha comunicato la data di messa in onda della World Cafe Session, registrata lo scorso 18 Agosto, nei Sirius Studios di New York City. Lo show in oggetto sara' trasmesso il prossimo 23 settembre in circa 180 stazioni statunitensi. Non disperate comunque, anche noi italiani saremo in grado di seguire l'evento, grazie allo stream live di WXPN (http://www.xpn.org/listen.php
), NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4724307) oppure attraverso la piattaforma di Sirius satellite. In quest'ultimo caso e' necessario registrarsi sul sito ufficiale per usufruire di un periodo di prova di tre giorni. Per fare cio' occorre andare nella'home page , cliccare in alto a dx su LISTEN, e procedere con la registrazione.

Le foto sono state scattate lo scorso 18 agosto negli studi Sirius (pics by sherylcrow.com)

The World Cafe will be broadcasting the session on Friday, September 23, 2005.

The World Cafe with David Dye can be heard on more than 180 stations nationwide. Find your local station by going to our website: http://worldcafe.org

OR

listen online Monday to Friday at 2pm EST or 1pm EST by going to http://www.xpn.org/listen.php

Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the National Public Radio, NPR, at this link www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4724307

Source : sherylcrow.com

Sheryl on SIRIUS Satellite
Channel 18, The Spectrum. 9/23 @ 7 pm ET.

Sheryl returns to SIRIUS for "Inside Wildflower with Sheryl Crow." In an exclusive interview, Sheryl sits down with Spectrum host Harris Allen and provides unique insight into her feelings and inspirations about her new album, as she takes her fans track by track through every song on Wildflower.

Rebroadcast: Saturday, 9/24 @ Noon ET; Sunday, 9/25 @ 6 pm ET; Tuesday, 9/27 @ 10 pm ET.

You can hear the interview by signing up for a free 3-day listening pass at http://www.sirius.com

WXPK, 107.1 in suburban New York (White Plains, Greenwich, Larchmont etc) will run their special at 1:45pm on 9/26.


SHERYL @ MIX FEST 2005

MixFest 2005 with Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, Gavin DeGraw and Howie Day, Sept. 24, Bank of America Pavilion, Boston. Tickets: $47.50-$67.50, on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.


TRIPLE-A CHART - WEEK ENDING : Aug. 21st


[WILDFLOWER] RECENSIONI E NOVITA' / NEWS&REVIEWS

Altre recensioni positive riguardo 'Wildflower' e 'Good is Good', entrambe provenienti da un paio di siti statunitensi. Ma c'e' di piu', Video-C entra un po' piu' nel dettaglio dell'imminente mini-tour autunnale. Secondo il portale in oggetto, il prossimo novembre Sheryl si esibira' in una manciata di citta', fra cui la pluricitata Londra, in show divisi in due parti. La prima parte dedicata a 'Wildflower', con accompagnamento di un'orchestra sinfonica, la seconda incentrata invece sulle greatest hits. Per quanto riguarda il vero e proprio tour, dovremo invece attendere il 2006. Stay tuned!

Source : Video-C

Sheryl Crow - Good Is Good

Sheryl Crow is back to her stunning best with the release of her new studio album, Wildflower, her fifth and her first since 2002's C'mon C'mon.

Wildflower will provide the perfect soundtrack to a balmy summer evening, with Crow producing an album of instant classics. Its eleven tracks are a set of beautifully crafted songs, rich with soaring choruses, heartfelt lyrics and wonderfully lush orchestration, courtesy of master arranger, David Campbell (also father to a certain Beck Hansen).

First single, Good Is Good, is instantly recognisable as a classic, and sees her once again writing with long-time collaborator, Jeff Trott, who also co-penned Everyday Is A Winding Road, If It Makes You Happy and My Favorite Mistake. Trott also plays some Harrison-esque slide guitar on Good Is Good.

In November, across only a handful of cities, including London, a very special live show is planned where Sheryl Crow and her band will play a concert of two halves. The first will be a full performance of the Wildflower album, complete with a symphony orchestra, with the second featuring many of Crow's greatest hits - Sheryl's enjoyed 17 Top 40 hits in the UK. The show is sure to be the hottest ticket in town, but for those who miss out, a more extensive tour is planned for 2006.

Wildflower will add to Sheryl Crow's tally of 25 million+ album sales around the world to date and comes after 2003's Very Best Of hits collection, which soared past double platinum status here in the UK. Also in the Crow back-catalogue are 1994's Tuesday Night Music Club, 1996's Sheryl Crow and 1998's The Globe Sessions.

During her career, Crow has won a Brit Award and a remarkable nine Grammies.


Source : Amazon.com

Since her 1993 debut Tuesday Night Music Club, Sheryl Crow has been churning out unassailably appealing CDs in an unassailably appealing voice. Which means, according to the rules of the pop music cosmos, by album six it's about time for a misstep. Natural law, fortunately, will have to keep checking its watch. Wildflower moves Sheryl Crow one step closer to Hall of Fame status as she shunts the established rock star's impulse to get all experimental and sprawls, rambling-rose like, across the substance-spiked pop landscape she helped pioneer. Three ingredients, glistening vocals, flawless production and catchy songs rub up against one another in all the right places. These ingredients will cause you to hold your breath on the beautiful piano ballad "Always on Your Side." They pop up again on the George Harrison-esque "Where Has All the Love Gone" reminding you that Crow can reflect and reveal as convincingly as she can rock. If there is a ripple that runs through Wildflower, it's a pensive one. On the spacy "Chances Are," she sings of being "lost inside a daydream." The measure of her talent, ripe and reappraisal-resistant, is her ability to consistently bring us inside the bubble with her. -- Tammy La Gorce

Lunedi' 22 Agosto 2005

[WILDFLOWER] ANOTHER ARTWORK!


PICS OF THE DAY - WALLY INGRAM'S MEMORIES


Sheryl Crow Band - 1994


Sheryl Crow Band w/ Bill Murray - 1994


Sheryl Crow w/ Bill Murray - 1994


Scooter, Sheryl and Wally


Wally on set @ 'All I Wanna Do' video

More pictures @ http://www.wallyingram.com/


SHERYL CROW TO ENTERTAIN AT EPICUREAN CLUB "NIGHT OF 100 STARS" SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

Sheryl il prossimo 22 ottobre sara' l'ospite musicale all'Hard Rock Hotel di Las Vegas, nell'ambito della "Night of 100 Stars", iniziativa organizzata dall'Epicurean Club, il cui fine principale e' la raccolta fondi per finanziare borse di studio. La serata sara' all'insegna della buona cucina, con la presenza di alcuni dei migliori cuochi del mondo, che si avvicenderanno ai fornelli per la delizia degli invitati. Prevista anche un'asta di beneficienza. Ben l'82% degli incassi sara' devoluto al fondo scolastico, mentre la restante quota e' destinata a coprire le spese organizzative e gestionali. L'Epicurean Club e' un'organizzazione no-profit basata a Las Vegas. Per ulteriori informazioni visitate il sito ufficiale : www.epicureanclub.org

Singing sensation Sheryl Crow will entertain at the Epicurean Club of Las Vegas“ Night of 100 Stars” annual scholarship fundraiser, set for Saturday, October 22, at the Hard Rock Hotel. Sure to be an evening of extraordinary cuisine, fine wines, top entertainment and fabulous socializing, the elaborate pool party will feature delicacies prepared by world-class chefs from the finest Las Vegas restaurants. The non-profit Nevada Cancer Institute, and its co-founders Jim and Heather Murren, will be honored during the evening. A silent auction, and a live auction of unique dining and travel opportunities, will be included in the evening's activities.

One highlight of the live auction will be a dream dinner at the MGM Grand Mansion, prepared by 2005 World Chef of the Year Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck Restaurant in Bray, England; renowned French chefs Joël Robuchon (named “Cook of the Century" by the Guide Gault Millau); and 2004 Best Chef in North America Thomas Keller of the French Laundry restaurant in Napa, California. The Ferragamo family, an internationally renowned fashion dynasty, and Antinori family, an artistocracy of the wine world, have donated an eight-night stay in a family estate and personal tours of Florence, Italy, and the surrounding wine country, to be auctioned during the evening. Airfare for the trip has been donated by Alitalia Airlines. Tickets for the entire event are available at $500 per person or $5,000 for a table of 10. For further information or to make reservations, please contact Jaclyn Ford at (702) 248-3312. Net proceeds raised by this event will be used for college scholarships, internships and enrichment programs for deserving area high school senior students who wish to pursue a career as a hospitality industry professional.  Scholarship applications may be obtained each year online at www.ccpef.org or www.epicureanclub.org .

Thanks to the generosity of many local businesses, 82 percent of gross receipts from previous dinners have been allocated to scholarships, with the remainder used to pay for service, taxes and some food costs. The Epicurean Club of Las Vegas is a nonprofit association of Nevada hospitality executives formed to share knowledge and fellowship, provide educational opportunities and support the local community. Current club officers are Bart Mahoney, President; Joe Essa, Vice President; Scott Farber, secretary; and Brian Lerner, treasurer. Club founder Rino Armeni and Las Vegas socialite Sandy Colón-Peltyn are co-chairpersons of the annual dinner committee.

Source : kvbc.com


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Treasure Isle Recording Studio, Nashville, TN - Feb. 2001


WHEN SHERYL CROW 'STEALS' YOUR ROOM

Fri Jul 08, 2005 at 10:07:45 AM EST

[Editor's Note: Hotel Maven JulieW just returned from London with a story about what happens when you lose your reserved hotel room to Sheryl Crow. Enjoy. Thake is away JulieW:]

Just got back from my vacation in London (pre-bombing) and was really disappointed by my experience at the Covent Garden Hotel . I've stayed there in the past and have always loved the boutiques atmosphere and lively restaurant/bar..but the trouble started even before we left.

First, the room my husband and I reserved months ago, with connecting room for our daughter, was pulled from us with only a couple of days notice.

We were told it was 'accidently' given to another guest, who I later learned was Sheryl Crow.

After the trans-atlantic flight and taxi ride into London, our driver had to stop short of the hotel a couple of blocks and told us we would have to walk the rest of the way with our luggage because the entire street (Monmouth) was closed for construction.

The front desk of the hotel informed us that the work had been going on for a month and would continue through Christmas. We were told it was only for 'road work' but by the strong sewage smell in our room, they were obviously working on some sort of pipe/plumbing problem. The hotel was filled to capacity and couldn't move us...they also placed our daughter down the hall in a separate room. We really wish they'd informed us of the road work, because with all of the problems pre-arrival with our rooms, we would have just booked at their sister hotel, Charlotte Street.

Also...wifi offered was 20 pounds a day ($40) Besides room stealer Sheryl Crow, celebs in residence included Scarlett Johannson, David Schwimmer, Josh Hartnett and Gavin Rossdale.

Source : hotelchatter.com

Domenica 21 Agosto 2005

NEW PIC


CESPUGLIO E BRACCIOFORTE IN BICI :-D


Dal nostro inviato DeLupardis

E venne il giorno delle vacanze piu' atteso da George W. Bush: quello per cui il presidente Usa s'e' preparato per tutta la settimana, pedalando ostinatamente, nel suo ranch, due ore al giorno, nonostante il caldo torrido.

Bush, che e' diventato un entusiasta della mountain bike da quando non puo' piu' fare jogging perche' le ginocchia gli hanno fatto tilt, ha fatto 'un giro' con Lance Armstrong, gia' campione del mondo di ciclismo e sette volte vincitore del Tour de France.

Mancano, finora, testimonianze indipendenti e credibili della sgambata presidenziale, alla vigilia della quale, per quanto bizzarro possa sembrare, sulla stampa americana c'era chi s'interrogava, apparentemente sul serio, sull'esito della 'corsa' tra Bush, ciclista dilettante, ma rodatissimo da allenamenti senza la distrazione d'un impegno ufficiale, e Armstrong, rilassatissimo neo-pensionato del pedale.

I media scherzavano sulla competitivita' dei texani (Bush e Armstrong lo sono entrambi) e propinavano la regola che vige nelle sgambate presidenziali: mai superare il comandante in capo, cui piace stare in testa. Bush l'aveva chiarito, lo scorso week-end, quando aveva invitato alcuni giornalisti a fare un giro in bici con lui: 'Siate gentili e non tiratemi il collo'.

Armstrong era al corrente della regola, ma s'ignora se l'abbia rispettata. Il campione aveva recentemente fatto l'elogio del presidente ciclista. Ma c'e' da dubitare che lo avrebbe voluto in squadra con se' al Tour de France e che lo tema davvero come concorrente.

Bush, che ha 59 anni e ne 'rende' 25 al campione, ha un cuore d'atleta (47 battiti al minuto a riposo, contro, pero', i 32-34 di Armstrong), ma record modesti: e' capace, secondo dati avallati dalla Casa Bianca, di fare una trentina di chilometri a medie intorno ai 30 chilometri l'ora. Tempi e distanze da buon cicloturista.

Bush considera l'esercizio fisico una medicina preventiva e 'parte d'una vita ben ordinata' e intende offrire un esempio agli americani perche' facciano piu' movimento: 'Penso che ci voglia organizzazione e disciplina nel definire le priorita' e che l'esercizio fisico debba essere fra le massime priorita' degli americani'.

Il presidente vede nella mountain bike l'esercizio fisico ideale per molte persone della sua eta', 'aerobico -spiega- quasi come con la corsa'. Quanto alla sua preferenza per la mountain bike, Bush la spiega cosi': 'Alla mia eta', non vado a mettermi i calzoncini aderenti'.

Per quanto se ne sa, la maglia gialla, al suo esordio sui percorsi del ranch, roba da Parigi-Roubaix, piu' che da Tour de France, ha aderito di buon grado a un'altra regola del Bush ciclista: quando si pedala, non si parla.

Se i due hanno fatto due chiacchiere, discutendo, magari, di un ipotetico futuro politico di Armstrong, sara' stato dopo la sgambata, anzi la 'corsa'. In interviste televisive, il campione ha smentito di puntare a diventare governatore del Texas, adesso che ha lasciato lo sport agonistico: 'Scherzavo, quando l'ho detto'.

E ha indicato come suo modello il cantante irlandese Bono, impegnato nella lotta contro la fame del mondo: 'Conto di ispirarmi alla sua azione', ha detto, lui che si batte da tempo contro il cancro (una malattia che ha sconfitto).

Bush, che ne e' stato tifoso -la telefonata del presidente non e' mai mancata, all'arrivo sugli Champs Elysees-, potrebbe pero' avere qualche proposta per l'unico campione ciclista davvero noto agli americani, testimonial di molte campagne pubblicitarie e capace di fare diventare il suo braccialetto anti-cancro un gadget mondiale.

Armstrong non e' pero' un personaggio politicamente facile: del presidente, parla bene. Ma ha pure rapporti con John Kerry (candidato democratico alla Casa Bianca l'anno scorso). Ed e' critico sulla guerra all'Iraq: pensa che gli Stati Uniti dovrebbero spendere piu' soldi per la ricerca medica, e specie per la lotta contro il cancro, invece che per il conflitto.

Source : Ansa

Sabato 20 Agosto 2005

SULLA PERFORMANCE RADIOFONICA DI IERI L'ALTRO...

Mi domandavo cosa fosse capitato alla voce di Sheryl. Sembra che ultimamente vada spesso fuori range vocale sugli acuti. Non so quale sia la ragione, forse l'età che avanza, forse la scarsa preparazione, sta di fatto che sono preoccupato! In particolare sono proprio le ultime canzoni, come 'Good is Good' e 'I Know Why' a soffirne di piu'. Ora, come si puo' pensare di affrontare un tour e andare sul palco con la voce in condizioni simili?

Eppure Strong Enough è perfetta, meglio della versione studio... mah!

Ad ogni modo la performance radiofonica e' stata imperdibile, e' sempre un piacere sentire Sheryl cazzeggiare in radio :-)


PER I WIKIMANIACI

Vi informo che sto lavorando sopra la bio di Sheryl su Wikipedia. E' ancora incompleta ma conto di concluderla nel minor tempo possibile.

Potete raggiungere la pagina seguendo questo URL :

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Crow


NEW PICS



Scott Shannon, Sheryl and Todd Pettengill - WPLJ Radio HQ, NYC - Aug. 18th

Shown L-R seated : Tony Brown; Sheryl Crow. Shown L-R standing : Vince Gill; Kix Brooks; Ronnie Dunn. (Photo by Alan Mayor - Talentshop Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee)


SHERYL LIVE @ WPLJ RADIO - AUG. 18 - DOWNLOAD

DOWNLOAD - 12 MB - WMA/ZIP - 19 MIN - STEREO

With a big thanks to Brett of Sherylcrowonline.com

Giovedi' 18 Agosto 2005

WILDFLOWER : THE DEFINITIVE COVER ART


TRIPLE-A CHART - WEEK ENDING : Aug. 14th


NEW PICS

 

NEW YORK CITY, NY - AUGUST 15: Sheryl poses before being interviewed for the television show "Style Star" on August 15, 2005 in New York City. The episode will premiere on September 25, 2005 at 10pm on the Style Network. (Photos by Erik Jensen/Getty Images)


Tony Brown Chooses Sheryl Crow's Talentshop Recording

Vi ricordate la news di un paio di anni fa? Quella che faceva riferimento al trasloco dello studio di registrazione di Sheryl presso Nashville, Tennessee? Bene, a quanto pare la nuova attivita' sembra essere ormai ben avviata, tanto che il famoso produttore della USR (Universal South Records) Tony Brown, gia' presidente della MCA Records/Nashville, ha deciso recentemente di bussare alla porta della Talentshop Recording per alcune sessions. Fra le altre cose e' stato registrato un brano con Vince Gille, che fara' parte del prossimo album di Brooks and Dunn (i Baglioni del country, come direbbe il Lupardo).

Lo studio di registrazione di Sheryl e' raggiungibile al seguente URL :

http://talentshopnashville.com

Sul forum i macchisti son tutti eccitati perche' sulla scrivania campeggia ben in vista un godurioso 16:9 della Apple... valli a capire :-)

Puts together an all-star vocal event for the latest Brooks & Dunn Album
(August 17,2005)

When legendary producer and Senior Partner of Universal South Records Tony Brown wanted to hear a three-part harmony on the track “Building Bridges”, from the upcoming Brooks & Dunn album, Hillbilly Deluxe (Arista Nashville/RLG) he knew exactly who to call and exactly what studio to use to record his vocal over-dubs.

“I was talking to Ronnie Dunn about how I always wanted to hear a three-part, kind of high lonesome harmony on the track,” stated Tony Brown. “I turned to him and said, ‘lets make this a vocal event. What about Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill?'” Dunn replied, “If you can get them, go for it baby!” Brown immediately contacted both artists who took time out of their busy schedules to record background vocals on the track, choosing Sheryl Crow's Talentshop Recording studio in Nashville for the session.

“As a producer, sometimes the thrill of cutting records is casting musicians who have never played together, but are so great, that the result can't be bad,” commented Tony Brown. “I have worked with Vince for years and have always admired Sheryl…I even cut one of her tunes on Wynonna's second album. I also knew Sheryl had bought a studio in Nashville that I worked in many times over the years and I thought it would be perfect for this session."

http://talentshopnashville.com

Source : digitalprosound.com

Mercoledi' 17 Agosto 2005

[UN CERTAIN RETARD] SHERYL ON SONY SOUNDBYTE

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[°_°] BUSH AND ARMSTRONG TO RIDE AT PRESIDENT'S RANCH



Lance questo weekend sara' ospite del Presidente George W. Bush, nel suo ranch di Crawford, Texas. Mi domando : ci sara' anche Sheryl? Cerrrrto, come no, me la immagino mentre varca il gate con addosso la t-shirt "I Don't Believe in Your War Mr Bush" . Pensate che figata... io pero', per par condicio, mi farei cavalcare da Sheryl... <HUNTER91> A MORERE! °_°

La news dal times, in lingua originale :

The White House will meet the yellow jersey this weekend when President Bush takes Lance Armstrong for a mountain bike ride around his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Mr Bush has a well known and highly developed enthusiasm for cycling: his eagerness for a spin around Gleneagles at the G8 summit last month led him to collide with a policeman. He is also a close friend of Armstrong, who this year won the Tour de France for the seventh time.

Both men are thought to be excited about the ride, which Armstrong, who is Texan, mentioned during an interview with ABC television.

"It's a dream scenario for me," said Armstrong on Sunday. "Now that President Bush doesn't run anymore, he rides his mountain bike fanatically. People wonder why he's stays at the ranch so long, it might be the mountain bike trails."

Mr Bush has frequently expressed his admiration for Armstrong, who sits on the President's Cancer Panel.

When Armstrong, who survived a terrible battle with testicular cancer, won the Tour de France last month, the President said: "Lance Armstrong is an inspiration to people from all walks of life and he has lifted the spirits of those who face life's challenges."

Mr Bush has already used his month-long holiday in Texas this summer to invite a series of guests on demanding tours of his land. Last weekend, the President, who took up cycling after a knee injury prompted him to give up jogging, led a group of seven journalists on a gruelling, all-terrain ride around the ranch.

"I love the outdoors," Mr Bush told USA Today as he led the pack on a $3,000 mountain bike. "If I'm not exercising here, I'll be fishing over there. If I'm not fishing, I'll be working with the chainsaw. I really enjoy being outside, and mountain biking is a way for me to spend a fair amount of time - four or five days a week - outdoors."

Quite what the two cyclists will talk about is the subject of intense speculation. Armstrong, who has announced his intention to retire from cycling, is thought to be considering running for public office and is being wooed by both the Republican and Democratic parties.

John Kerry, the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2004, followed Armstrong round the Tour de France in a car earlier this summer. When the Texan, who has a resting heart rate of 32 beats per minute, won the race, Mr Kerry said he had the qualities to make a fine politician.

"I think he'd be awesome, he'd be a force. I just hope it's for the right party," said Mr Kerry.

Armstrong's girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, is also thought to be an influence on the cyclist's political choices. Crow was an outspoken supporter of Moveon.org, the non-profit organisation that campaigned heavily against Mr Bush last year.

Last month, in an interview with Outside magazine, Armstrong was asked whether he was planning to run for governor in Texas and replied as if he had given the subject some thought.

"There's no follow up. I'll leave it at that. Not in '06, though. I drove Sheryl by the governor's mansion on the way home from dinner. It's a nice mansion. Nice place, nice house. I hate the word mansion, but it's a nice house," he said.

Armstrong's views seem to have hardened recently against the Bush Administration, although without any mention of the President himself. A constant critic of the war in Iraq, the cyclist has expressed his frustration at the enormous amount of money being spent on the US military.

"As a survivor, I think we would be better spending money on an illness like cancer," he said last month. But with a politician's finesse, Armstrong has already headed off suggestions of a lengthy conversation with the President on Saturday.

"I know people who have ridden with him," said Armstrong. "I can tell you he's one very competitive guy. Very competitive, there's no talking. A few minutes of warm up time, a little chitchat, then you go."

Source : www.timesonline.co.uk

Martedi' 16 Agosto 2005

[WILDFLOWER] NEWS FROM CDWOW

http://www9.cdwow.ie/detail_results.php?product_code=20860

  • Bonus DVD [Region:0, PAL System]
  • Special Acoustic Performance By Sheryl Crow

Details To Be Advised


SHERYL CROW COMING SOON ON VH1s "DECADES ROCK LIVE"

Sheryl sara' la protagonista di una delle 12 puntate del prossimo show della rete VH1 "Decades Rock Live", una serie prodotta con la World Production, che verra' trasmessa a partire dal prossimo 8 ottobre. Ogni puntata , incentrata su un gruppo o un artista, avra' la durata di un'ora e sara' realizzata al Trump Taj Mahal Studio, ad Atlantic City, New Jersey, sofisticato studio televisivo da 5000 posti attrezzato per l'audio multicanale e l'alta definizione . Qui sotto l'articolo completo apparso su Variety :

With the hope of creating a signature show like VH1 VH1 's "Storytellers," VH1 Classic is bringing together musical legends with contempo stars in a concert series titled "Decades Rock Live." Series, produced with World Prods., will premiere Oct. 8.

Pilot episode, "A Tribute to the Doors," was taped Aug. 5 with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors, who are now billing their act with Ian Astbury as Riders on the Storm. Special guests were Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Pat Travers, John Sebastian (who played harmonica on "Roadhouse Blues"), members of Vanilla Fudge and Antigone Rising.

Next seg seg will be filmed Sept. 30, featuring Bonnie Raitt, who will be partnered with Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Alison Krauss and Keb' Mo'.

VH1 Classic has ordered 12 hourlong segments with an option to extend; World Prods. is negotiating with VH1 for a possible run as well. Viacom Viacom 's InDemand network will air the shows in high-def 90 days after the initial airing. Compilation DVDs are in the planning stages.

"We saw potential in this the first time we heard the pitch," said Eric Sherman, senior VP and general manager, VH1 Classic. "We knew from experience over the last five years that the artists of today owe so much to past (legends) that this seemed like a natural. This is right in line with our (programming) mission."

Future shows will be centered on Sheryl Crow, the Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald Michael McDonald , Cyndi Lauper (Sarah McLachlan has been inked), Motley Crue and Lynyrd Skynyrd. A tribute to Alice Cooper will feature Cheap Trick, Rob Zombie Rob Zombie and Billy Corgan. World Prods. is also looking at tributes to Queen and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.

"We're very specific about targeting the main performer -- artists who have had a particular success and have opened their music to new fans," said Barry Summers of World Prods. and executive producer of the show. "We also want to focus on younger artists and who they have been influenced by. It's almost like putting together a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show" at which inductees are feted by the artists who admired them.

"Decades" is taped at Trump Taj Mahal's high-definition television studio in Atlantic City, N.J., a 5,000 seat venue. Perfs are augmented with interviews and "Fan Factoids" from viewers sharing their knowledge of music facts and figures.

The shows will be shot over the next 18 months, and Summers figures six will air by March. VH1 Classics sponsors between 20 and 30 tours per year, and Sherman figures a number of those acts will fit the bill for "Decades" appearances.

Auctions of memorabilia and special items from the artists appearing on the show will be held with proceeds benefiting the philanthropic projects of the Guitar Center Music Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

Source : Variety.com

Lunedi' 15 Agosto 2005

[PRHV] NEW RELEASE : MTV UNPLUGGED '95 SPECIAL EDITION

MTV Unplugged '95 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, Feb. 15th 1995 .

  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Strong Enough
  • All I Wanna Do (slow ver.)
  • The Na-Na Song
  • D'yer Mak'er
  • Bonus track : Run Baby Run (Piano)
  • Type : Live
  • Number of disc : 1
  • DVD type : single layer (4,7 Gb)
  • Running Time : 65 mins
  • Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1 (4:3)
  • Video Standard : NTSC
  • Audio : Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Language : English
  • Interactive menus
  • Chapter selection
  • Extra features : Later with Jools Holland (Interview + Can't Cry Anymore, All I Wanna Do & Leaving Las Vegas) - Making of D'yer Mak'er - O Zone Interview - All I Wanna Do Promo Video (Alternative version)
  • Source : SAT/VHS/

www.prhv.da.ru


FROM SHERYLCROW.COM : ON THE RADIO... ONLINE...

E mo tocca alle radio. Il sito ufficiale ha pubblicato un bel po' d'informazioni sulle future trasmissioni radiofoniche a cui partecipera' Sheryl, diamo un occhiata :

…and on the calendar to be accomplished this month are a handful of pre-recorded radio/on-line shows as well as a live performance on New York radio station WPLJ.

Aug 18th WPLJ
Sheryl visits 'The Big Show with Scott and Todd' to chat and play some acoustic songs with Tim and Peter - hear Good Is Good played acoustically for the first time ever. Between 7am-9am.

See what they are about:
http://www.wplj.com/bigshow.asp

and then….broadcast dates not set yet but coming soon…

The World Cafe

Sheryl makes a welcome return to the The World Cafe , the East Coast version of Morning Becomes Eclectic . With her trusty guitar mates Peter Stroud and Tim Smith, Sheryl is set to play 4 to 5 acoustic songs.

“Everyday the World Café with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country with live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists. This acclaimed program, distributed nationally to over 185 stations across the country through NPR, is produced by WXPN, The University of Pennsylvania.”

Programs like The World Cafe, Morning Becomes Eclectic and even Radio Paradise (all broadcast via internet) have taken up the honorable duty that radio stations once performed. That is: the job of broadcasting new music, the kind that, you may have no idea who just played that song, but once you hear it, you want to go out and buy the record. In addition to that, the live performances are unique and there is something about the interviews, artists appear to be more relaxed when bookended by their own songs and chat rather than radio ads. Check all three. You owe it to yourself....and your music collection. Be the first on your block to have songs on your iPod from Sufjan Stevens- Chicago, Emiliana Torrini-Sunny Road, Grand National-Talk Amongst Yourselves or Tegan And Sara-Fix You Up.....or one of the alleged hottest bands from the UK...The Test Icicles (geddit?).

Listen Live to World Café
You can listen live online to the World Café via streaming audio on xpn.org . Tune in Monday through Friday at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Conversations from the World Café (CFTWC) airs weekly on Saturdays at 1:00pm Eastern Time. Don't miss it!

Find a station near you here:
http://www.worldcafe.org/station.php

The live session, with their own interview with their own jocks, will also be broadcast on WMJC, WXPK, WJLK, and WFUV.

Broadcast dates to be confirmed.

AOL Sessions
On camera performance and a short interview. An impressive array of Artists have done this, everyone from Ray Charles to the Dandy Warhols. You can view all the sessions, including the one Sheryl did in 2003 (or 4?) at the AOL Music Archive in the Sessions@AOL folder.
Broadcast date to be confirmed

iTunes Originals
They say: It is a career retrospective piece that combines studio live performances, select album tracks and comprehensive interviews to provide career spanning portraits of some of the biggest artists in contemporary music.

Check out the iTunes Music Store and see menu on the main page at the bottom left to see who has been down this path before.
Broadcast date to be confirmed

Source : Sherylcrow.com

Riguardo a WPLJ, purtroppo, per cause tecniche, e' impossibile ascoltare la radio in streaming al di fuori del territorio statunitense. Ho fatto tutte le prove possibili, ma non c'e' stato niente da fare! Speriamo in un qualche volenteroso fans...

Sabato 13 Agosto 2005

A LITTLE STORY FROM PENSACOLA...

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Joe Hobbs never expected to see the cyclist and the rocker.

He expected it to be your average weekday at Seaside -- the usual crowd of tourists would oooh and aaah while he demonstrated glass blowing at Fusion Art Glass. But when the Belmont Arts Center's glass program director looked up while making his signature glass hand, he was startled to see two world-famous faces: seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow.

"They were really nonchalant," Hobbs said. "I immediately congratulated him on his recent win. He said, 'Thanks,' but he seemed more interested in what I was doing." Armstrong, wearing the casual beach uniform of board shorts and a T-shirt, asked Hobbs if he resided in Seaside, the upscale community about 1½ hours east of Pensacola.

Hobbs, 30, told the cyclist that he was a visiting artist there this summer but that he resides in Pensacola and works at the Belmont Arts Center in the downtown area. A nervous Hobbs began telling Armstrong about how he wants to teach disadvantaged youth the art of glassblowing to keep them out of trouble.

"He kept asking me questions about the Arts Center and about glassblowing," Hobbs said. "I was truly honored that a man of such caliber took such a strong interest in my work. My heart was beating out of my chest the whole time I was sculpting the piece." Halfway through sculpting the glass hand, Hobbs added a yellow stripe to symbolize Armstrong's famous "Live Strong" band. The bracelet symbolizes Armstrong's successful battle with testicular cancer.

"I told him, 'Hey, Lance, this is for you,' " Hobbs said. Armstrong thanked him and said he would return the next day to pick up the piece when it was finished.

The next day, Armstrong strolled into the store and said, "Hey Joe, is the glass ready?" Hobbs added a base to the sculpture, engraved it with "Live Strong," signed it and dated it.

Hobbs asked for a picture, and Armstrong obliged as the two smiled for Crow, who snapped the photo. Crow wanted to pay for the sculpture, which retails at about $500. Hobbs insisted it was a gift, so Crow purchased another sculpture by Hobbs instead.

In appreciation, Armstrong gave Hobbs the yellow band he was wearing on his wrist.

"I don't really wear it," Hobbs said. "I don't want to mess it up while I'm working."

--

Nicole Lozare (www.pensacolanewsjournal.com)


SHERYL ON WPLJ (AUG. 18)

From Sheryl Crow Forum : "Just saw on WPLJ's website (plj.com)that Sheryl will be on the morning show. They dont give any more details, so dont know exactly what time or is she will perform at all."

Sheryl sara' ospite il prossimo giovedi' mattina a WPLJ, una radio newyorkese. Purtroppo per noi italiani sara' impossibile seguire l'evento, in quanto lo streaming del sito consente l'ascolto solo agli statunitensi, sigh... vedro' comunque di aggirare questo ostacolo con un proxy o qualcosa di simile...

Venerdi' 12 Agosto 2005

WILDFLOWER : PROMOTIONAL HI-RES IMAGE

2000x1510

DISCUSSION LINKS ON SC

http://forums.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/3226059864/m/5381003702/p/1

http://www.yessaid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7353


MMS MANIA!



Sheryl must be a huge fan of Mickey Mouse :-)

Sweeeet!


SHERYL IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS IN PRINT

E dopo la tv, ora tocca alla stampa. La frontpage di sherylcrow.com riporta una esauriente lista (peraltro *non* definitiva) delle riviste statunitensi in cui apparira' Sheryl nei prossimi mesi. BTW : vi comunico in anteprima che il numero di settembre di Jam conterra' un servizio dedicato a Sheryl, con acclusa intervista. Non perdetevelo! Ah, gli appuntamenti relativi a stampa e tv li ho raggruppati nella colonna a sinistra, sotto le highlights.

Intanto vi riporto integralmente la lista in lingua originale, anche a beneficio dei lettori anglofoni :

Sheryl- in the next few months in print....

Note that these are 'issue dates' not 'on sale' dates. What's the diff? I asked our ever smiling press (and more) agent, DT, who blackberried me back this note:

"Issue dates are the dates on the magazines...but they usually go on sale 3-4 weeks prior to the actual month printed on the issue...
For example, September's Vanity Fair hit the streets on August 8...

Magazines won't give me the exact on-sale dates, because they change.."

There you go.

Previews -

* Esquire - 9/05 - Fall music preview
* People - 8/22/05 - "Good Is Good" profiled - Download This column
* Vanity Fair - 9/05 - Lisa Robinson's column

Covers -

* American Songwriter - 10/05
* Guitar World Acoustic - 10/05
* Self - 10/05

Features -

* American Songwriter - 10/05
* Associated Press - setting up
* Blender - 10/05 - Back Page
* InStyle - 10/05 - Back Page
* Interview - 10/05
* O - 10/05 - Listen Up feature
* Parade - 9/25/05
* USA Today - setting up
* Vanity Fair - setting up (Favorite Albums)

Reviews -

* Blender - 10/05
* Elle - 10/05
* Giant - 9/05
* Glamour - 9/05
* Marie Claire - 10/05
* Maxim - 9/05
* Performing Songwriter - 9/05
* Sync - 10/05
* Time - 9/05

--

Source : sherylcrow.com


WILDFLOWER : LE PRIME IMPRESSIONI / FIRST IMPRESSIONS

"Wildflower - It's still hard for me to forgive her for butchering "Sweet Child o' Mine" but I've also got a soft spot for a slinky, midtempo number, and she's fully redeemed herself with ten of them here. In fact, this may well be her most plainly straightforward, yet wholly believeable, set of songs so far. For the time being, my boycott has been suspended." - Andy Langer for Esquire Magazine (september issue)

"Sheryl Crow's Wildflower has catchy songs, impeccable production, and sparkling vocals." - Lisa Robinson for Vanity Fair

Mercoledi' 10 Agosto 2005

GOOD IS GOOD - DOWNLOAD

DOWNLOAD - WMV/ZIP - 15 mb - stereo 44.1 kHz


IL NUOVO FORUM E' ON-LINE

Scrivo per avvertire i visitatori che il nuovo forum italiano su SC e' da ieri sera online. Il vecchio e' ancora raggiungibile alla voce "Old Forum", nella colonna a sinistra.


GOOD IS GOOD - VIDEO ONLINE

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Psyop Creates A Whole New World For Sheryl Crow "Good Is Good" Music Video

NEW YORK, NY - Shakespeare's Hamlet claimed: "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." To create "Good Is Good," a stunning new music video for Sheryl Crow, Psyop co-directors Kylie Matulick and Todd Mueller had to do a whole lot of thinking, and the results are very good indeed. The music video premiered on August 8.

Opening with a grouping of what could be fireflies flying to an exquisitely bending guitar chord, the scene moves seamlessly into a highly stylized rainforest, replete with quickly blooming, mostly monochromatic flowers and contorted white trees. At the center of the lush, yet oddly ominous scene, Crow turns to face the camera, singing: "Good is good and bad is bad / But you don't know which one you had." From there, the video and the song move elegantly yet relentlessly from dark to light and back again, with different shots of Crow in every transitioning scene. Sunshine streams down as storm clouds gather; rain clouds weep as birds and butterflies fly free. in this world, one thing is certain: good may be good and bad mya be bad, but they sure do spend a lot of time together.

"The original idea came to us, appropriately enough, on the beach," says Matulick. "Todd and I were in Byron Bay, taking a break from a conference and we were inspired by the Australian landscape. We came up with a style frame and Sheryl just loved it. Out of that one style frame, we pursued a world of positive and negative space, of black and white imagery within these imaginary, mystical landscapes. Throughout the video, there's symbolic and "emotional imagery adding to Sheryl's great performance."

Even though they were ‘taking a break,' Mueller and Matulick just happened to have all the equipment they needed to create the dazzling style frame. Says Mueller:

"We traveled with a full production kit, so even in a fairly remote part of Australia; we were well-equipped to create this dense style frame incorporating a lot of hand-drawn elements based on this amazing natural world around us. We put a lot of our heart and soul into the pitch. To us, the song is a resonant autobiographical tale about hindsight, about not understanding something until you're thinking back on it. We wanted to create this world where positive space became negative space within this languid, labyrinthine tour with no certain destination."

Imagining such an ambitious scene is one thing, of course, and actually creating it is quite another,

"We had two big challenges on the video, and they both involved time," says Mueller. "Put simply, the video is long and our timeline was short. On the one hand, the length of the video meant we had to come up with just the right amount of variations on our theme to keep the video both visually intriguing and conceptually cohesive. On the other hand, Sheryl was only available for a day or two of shooting shortly after the job was awarded. We usually like to completely previsualize our jobs before we commit to film, but we didn't have that luxury this time. We ended up shooting Sheryl in a way that looked good, and then went about creating this seamless environment around the photography."

Once the principal photography was complete, the PSYOP directors took the footage to editor Brett Nicoletti of wild(child), who edited the footage based solely on Crow's performance,

"That was a unique process," says Matulick. "Typically, we know right after we shoot something whether a take will work or not, but with a 4 ½ minute video, that was much more difficult to imagine. The process ended up being a really interesting combination of Brett's strictly editorial perspective and cuts informing our seamless, design-animation aesthetic. It was a real back and forth sharing of process, and we went through about eight rounds before we could lock into an edit that really excited us all."

While the video is now complete, PSYOP's association with Crow is anything but. The singer was so excited about the initial style frame and the resulting video that she immediately asked the team to create the cover art for ‘Wildflower,' Crow's new CD and DVD due in stores this September 27.

"It was a great experience," says Mueller. "And we're still having fun with it."

Source : http://musicvideowire.com


[TdF 2005] ULTRA HI-RES PICTURES

 


SHERYL & B.B. KING

Il prossimo 16 settembre il leggendario B.B. King compira' 80 anni. Per onorare "The King of Blues" tre giorni prima del compleanno (il 13 ndr), verra' rilasciato "B.B. King & Friends - 80", un duets album edito dalla Universal Music. Fra gli ospiti presenti segnalo Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Gloria Estefan to Roger Daltrey, Glenn Frey, Mark Knopfler, Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bland e Daryl Hall. Qui sotto la notizia in lingua originale :

LOS ANGELES - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 9, 2005 - In honor of B.B. King's 80th birthday on September 16, "The King of the Blues" will celebrate the occasion with a few of his musical compatriots on a new studio album of duets, "B.B. King & Friends -- 80" (Geffen/UMe), released September 13, 2005. Featuring some of today's biggest stars -- from Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Gloria Estefan to Roger Daltrey, Glenn Frey, Mark Knopfler, Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bland and Daryl Hall -- "B.B. King & Friends -- 80" is yet another landmark in the career of one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th Century and the blues' greatest ambassador.


Along with a new book ("Treasures," published by Bulfinch Press on September 16) and a major nationwide tour this summer and fall (both solo and headlining the B.B. King Blues Festival), "B.B. King & Friends -- 80" finds B.B. both looking back and looking forward. For the man who has achieved icon status, along with his guitar Lucille, B.B.'s first new studio album since 2003's "Reflections" finds him reconnecting with a dozen of the most significant standards of the blues with a little help from his friends.

With long-time admirer and recent collaborator Clapton, B.B. reinvigorates his 1970 Grammy-winning classic, "The Thrill Is Gone." He also gives new spins to other B.B. flashbacks from the '70s, "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" with The Who's Roger Daltrey and the Leon Russell-penned "Hummingbird" with John Mayer. In what may be the album's most unusual and intriguing pairing, Gloria Estefan duets on the Grammy-winning Doc Pomus-Dr. John song from the '80s, "There Must Be A Better World Somewhere." In another teaming with a female singer, Sheryl Crow is heard on Little Willie John's "Need Your Love So Bad."

Daryl Hall adds his Philly Soul to "Ain't Nobody Home" while British blues giant Van Morrison partners on "Early In The Morning" and American blues staple Bobby Bland contributes to "Funny How Time Slips Away" and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons to B.B.'s '60s gem "Tired Of Your Jive." Mark Knopfler, best-known for his work in Dire Straits, lends his trademark guitar sound to "All Over Again," the Eagles' Glenn Frey tackles Junior Parker's "Drivin' Wheel" and, in a raucous finale, pop superstar Elton John and B.B. bring down the house with their take on Jimmy Rogers' "Rock This House."

A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Kennedy Center honoree, and member of the Blues Foundation and Rock and Roll halls of fame, B.B. kicked off his birthday festivities in June with the groundbreaking for the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Miss., near his birthplace.

Martedi' 9 Agosto 2005

TRIPLE-A CHART - WEEK ENDING : Aug. 7th

L'esordio di "Good is Good" - come dimostra anche il grafico qui sopra - e' stato piu' che buono nei circuiti radiofonici statunitensi, purtroppo pero' la canzone continua a convincermi poco. Sul forum ufficiale jwolpert non ha tutti i torti quando parla di piattezza vocale, liriche deboli e del fatto che sia il singolo apripista peggiore rilasciato fino ad ora. Per esempio, in questo momento sto ascoltando "You always get your way", una b-side semisconosciuta, niente di eccezionale, ma che, comparata a "Good is Good", sta decisamente su un altro piano, in tutti i sensi. Nonostante cio', continuo comunque ad avere fiducia nel'album, che, per la cronaca, debuttera' in Europa fra 48 giorni.

Domenica 7 Agosto 2005

SONG-BASEd TRIPLE A CHART

http://charts.mediaguide.com/format/Triple_A_C_single.html


SHERYL AND PSYOP TEAM

Kylie Matulick and Todd Muller of the Psyop production team embrace Sheryl Crow on the set of her new video, "Good Is Good." Psyop directed this first video off Crow's forthcoming A&M/Interscope album Wildflower - videostatic.com

Kylie Matulick e Todd Muller del Psyop production team abbracciano Sheryl Crow sul set del suo nuovo video, "Good Is Good.".


GOOD IS GOOD SU RAI RADIO 2

Al momento in cui scrivo (1.30am) Rai Radio 2 ha appena mandato in onda il singolo "Good is Good". E' la prima volta che lo ascolto da una radio italiana!

Un grazie al "belly twin" Lupardo per avermelo prontamente segnalato!


COMUNICAZIONE PERSONALE

Per Silvia on bass : ho ricevuto tutto il materiale da te inviatomi, che dire, sei stata semplicemente divina! Grazie per aver concesso parte del tuo tempo al progetto Gear, ho davvero apprezzato. Molto presto iniziero' a lavorare sulla relativa sezione, implementando le tue ricerche e sperando di fare un buon lavoro pari al tuo ;-)

Ok, fine della sviolinata! Ahahaha


UPCOMING SHERYL CROW TV IN THE USA... AND EUROPE

Sherylcrow.com riporta le prime date ufficiali in cui Sheryl apparira' nelle TV americane. Il manager afferma anche di stare lavorando per portarla in trasmissioni britanniche, tedesche e, UDITE, UDITE, anche italiane! :-)))

Dalla frontpage del sito ufficiale :

Monday August 8th
To prove that VH-1 still shows music they debut the video version of the new single ‘Good is Good'. Directed by Psyop.
Vh1 Online

Thursday September 22nd

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). Performance.
Late Show Online

Friday September 23rd

Good Morning America (ABC). Performance.
GMA Online

Tuesday September 27th
The View (ABC). Performance.
The View Online

Thursday September 29th
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC). Performance.
Conan Online

Wednesday October 5th
The CBS Early Show (CBS). Performance.
Early Show Online

Friday October 28th
Ellen (NBC). Performance
Ellen Online

But what about the rest of the world?

We are currently working on TV appearances in Italy, Germany and the UK to take place in September and maybe France later in the year. Yes, it would be great to play more countries and cities....just have the your TV stations contact us!

Venerdi' 5 Agosto 2005

"AMERICAN WOMEN"

Sheryl Crow photographed for the Bryan Adams book 'American Women', 2005. These images were shot in conjunction with Calvin Klein.

In November 2003, the musician and photographer Bryan Adams began photographing a cross-section of influential American women dressed in new and vintage Calvin Klein. Shot mainly in New York and Los Angeles throughout 2004, American Women is a tribute to the beauty, strength and character of American women. Actors, Journalists, musicians, artists, businesswomen, athletes, and philanthropists are included--the only binding theme being that they are American women known for excelling in their field, including Hilary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlet Johannson, Venus and Serena Williams, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Natalie Cole, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Paula Zahn, Liz Smith, Blaine Trump, Nan Kempner, Aerin Lauder, Marlo Thomas, Amber Valetta, Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, Eve Ensler, Alice Sebold, Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Bush, and Debbie Harry, among others. Proceeds from "American Women will benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in support of their ongoing breast cancer research programs.

Powerhouse Books
Due/Published June 2005, 120 pages, cloth
ISBN 1576872491

Go to AMAZON >>


GOOD IS GOOD PROMO ARTWORK?

Il sito della nota emittente radio SWR3 (quella della renna per intenderci), in concomitanza con l'entrata di "Good is Good" nella playlist giornaliera, ha pubblicato sul proprio sito quella che dovrebbe essere l'artwork del promo single in oggetto.

Intanto su un negozio online svizzero, l'album "Wildflower" e' gia' in preorder ad un costo decisamente piu' umano rispetto ai prezzi visti in altri siti fino ad ora :

http://www.jukebox.ch/musik.asp?auswahl=musik_infos&ID=216714


AWARD DATABASE : UPDATE

Aggiunte certificazioni di / Added Certifications of

- US
- France
- UK
- Europe
- Austria
- Canada

Vai a AWARDS DATABASE >>


SOAK UP THE SUN - CERTIFIED GOLD

The single "Soak Up The Sun" was certified gold (6/6/2005)

Giovedi' 4 Agosto 2005

ADDED NEW VIDEO (YUMMY FEET!)

Dell B-ROLL + Commercial (Original 4:3 full frame)

Download - WMV/Zip - 7 Mb - Stereo

Yeah, yeah, yeah (no, not you, Ann :-), I know, she's my weakness!


NEW SECTION : DELL CAMPAIGN HOME PAGE

Vai alla nuova sezione >>



MI DIMENTICAVO DI UN ARTICOLINO...

Per la verita' e' solo un trafiletto in cui si parla di Sheryl :

http://www.corriere.it/Primo_Piano/Spettacoli/2005/07_Luglio/30/aguilera.shtml


SHERYL CROW VEGETARIANA?

"Famosa per essere democratica e vegetariana, durante le tappe del Tour, la vecchia corista di Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder e Joe Cocker è stata molto occupata". (da http://videomusica.leonardo.it)

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QUA SI BESTEMMIA PER LA PUTTANA!
Altro che Mingardi e la Blues Brothers Band

MINCHIARDI M-I-N-C-H-I-A-R-D-I


SHERYL CROW TEXANA????????

"La quarantaduenne originaria del Texas ha infatti voluto seguire un po' da tutte le parti..." (da http://videomusica.leonardo.it)

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TEXANA T-E-X-A-N-A

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Non fraintendetemi, il AMO lo stato del Texas, ma cazzo, sto pseudogiornalista informarsi 2 secondi no eh?


PIC OF THE DAY


U2 vs SHERYL CROW (...)

http://www.ipodgeneration.com/fr/actu/1680/


E ANCHE SUL FORUM DELLA TWAIN...

... si parla dell'album di Sheryl. Ginaiah rule! °_°

vai al FORUM >>

Mercoledi' 3 Agosto 2005

IL VIDEO DI GOOD IS GOOD IN ONDA DALL'8 AGOSTO


L'artwork di "Good is Good"... l'ennesima fotocopia! :-(

Ogni tanto qualcosa si muove sul sito ufficiale. Poco fa Mr. Hudson ha aggiornato l'home page, informandoci che il prossimo 8 agosto, sulla rete VH1, debuttera' il video del singolo "Good is Good".

Good is Good- Buy it Now. (Clothing Optional)

What?

What I mean is...in the old days we used to have to trudge all the way to Woolworths to get the latest 7 inch vinyl single of our favorite rock/pop act. Now, we are in different times and I can acquire the new Sheryl single (Good is Good) and play it over and over again without even getting dressed. That doesn’t sound so strange in this day and age…but you could not do that 20 or even a few years ago.

Today, most singles in the Top 50 are not even available at retail- only 18 of the 50 are designated ‘retail single available’. Airplay only songs are not eligible for the Hot 100 until they reach the top 75 of the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

To be honest, I don’t know or really care what all that means, all I know is that for 99¢ I can download Good is Good from iTunes, spin the iPod round to Shuffle, press play, get on my bike and look forward to hear where it’ll turn up on my own personal ‘radio station’.

For those of you not iTunes friendly…check out Napster, Sony Connect, Yahoo Music. For those of you not world wide web friendly, who the hell are you?

sheylwfpics.jpg... beh, il nome mi sembra abbastanza eloquente, non trovate?

[Source] : Sherylcrow.com


NEW VIDEO ADDED

Lance Armstrong at Late Show with Dave Letterman
August 1st, 2005 - NYC, NY

Download : PART 1 - PART 2 - 10+7 MB - Stereo - WMV/Zip

"CC Rider, see what you gone done
CC Rider, see what you gone done
CC Rider, see what you gone done
Well hey, hey, hey, hey

Well, you made me love you, now your man done come
Made me love you, now your man done come
Made me love you, now your man done come
Hey, hey, hey, hey...
"

(Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S. - 2004)

Martedi' 2 Agosto 2005

GOOD IS GOOD DISPONIBILE SU iTunes

Come da oggetto, il singolo "Good is Good" e' disponibile online su iTunes al costo di 0.99 $. Aho, manco la copertina oriGGGinale c'hanno messo sulla scheda, minchia...


STASERA LANCE SU RAI SAT EXTRA

NEW YORK - AUGUST 1: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong departs "The Late Show With David Letterman" August 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Intanto, beccatevi sta fotina scattata mentre Lance usciva negli studi di NYC. Chissa' se quel cestino e' destinato alla sua Trek :-D

Altre foto su gettyimages >>
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Lunedi' 1 Agosto 2005

SHERYL CROW, ULTIMI LAVORI E TNMC

Ultimamente, sul forum ufficiale, leggo sempre piu' spesso messaggi di membri che sembrano particolarmente disprezzare gli ultimi lavori di Sheryl. In sostanza, questi, paiono concordare sul fatto che la vena creativa di quest'ultima si sia in qualche modo esaurita nel periodo suscessivo al rilascio del terzo studio album, The Globe Session. Non sono molto d'accordo con cio', tuttavia e' innegabile che i migliori lavori appartengano al periodo 1993/1998. Il discorso e' gia' stato da me affrontato a piu' riperse, non ho voglia di ripetermi, per cui invito gli interessati a ricercare nell'archivio news del sito.

Ma non e' di questo che voglio parlare.

Da un paio di giorni sto intrattendendo un (stimolante, devo ammetterlo) botta e risposta con un visitatore, vecchio esperto di musica nordamericana. Tal signore (ex ammiratore di Sheryl, fra le altre cose), nonostante la sua indubbia preparazione in campo musicale, ha scritto non poche inesattezze su Sheryl in relazione al periodo TNMC.

Secondo Oreste - questo e' il nome della persona in oggetto - il gruppo non ci avrebbe guadagnato nel lavorare assieme a Sheryl, e quest'ultima si sarebbe rifiutata di andare in tour con il TNMC, dopo che insieme avevano scritto e inciso le canzoni del disco (facendo poi menzione all'articolo di Joel Selvin), cosa che non corrisponde alla completa verita'. Qui di sotto tentero' di entrare nel dettaglio grazie all'ausilio di dichiarazioni degli ex-membri del TNMC. L'argomento e' di pubblico interesse, indi ho preferito spostare il discorso direttamente sul sito.

Come per tanti altri artisti e personaggi legati a grandi case discografiche, il marketing e' stato importante in Tuesday Night Music Club, fondamentale, se consideriamo che la A&M Records si apprestava a lanciare una nuova promessa. Bisogna pero' discriminare fra mito e realta'. E nelle vicende del TNMC, il mito di certo non manca, a partire proprio dalle canzoni composte dal gruppo.

Ad esempio, Bottrell nella biografia (No fool to this game) di Buskin riporta :

"Only "Leaving Las Vegas", along with "Strong Enough" represent the true collaborative nature of the early TMC (Tuesday Music Collective) sessions. For instance, the big hit "Run Baby Run" wasn't Tuesday Night Music Club. This song came out from a session with Sheryl, David Baerwald and Bill Bottrell "

Quindi sostanzialmente solo DUE brani scaturirono dalle lunghe jam sessions del martedi' sera', ma continuamo :

"Again, "What I Can Do For You" was a song pre-TMC, composed by Sheryl and David Baerwald in Venice Beach, and completed at Toad Hall Studio (Pasadena) along with Mr. Bottrell. "I Shall Believe" and "Can't Cry Anymore" were originated by Sheryl and then completed by her and Bill."

E ancora, Bill Bottrell ricorda :

"On a lot of songs, Sheryl and I played all of the instruments, and that goes against the myth". "I mean, the album did grow out of the musicians meeting once a week, but man, there were just months and months of sweat put me, trying to choose the songs, put them in an order, and mix them"

Dan Schwartz, in merito al rifiuto del gruppo di seguire Sheryl in tour :

"The decision made by any members of TNMC not to continue with Sheryl was entirely personal and individual. We all made plenty of money. I've been able to spend a few years raising my daughter and ignoring any phone calls I cared to ignore. Can't beat getting that from making music you enjoyed making with people you liked."

Ci tengo a sottolineare che questa dichiarazione, come molte delle seguenti, non provengono da interviste ufficiali, bensi' da informali discussioni fra Daniel Schwartz, ingegneri del suono e appassionati. Il mio intento non e' quello di sminuire il ruolo importantissimo svolto dai ragazzi del TNMC, tuttavia ritengo necessario ridimensionare quest'alone di leggenda, che si rifa' piu' a questioni di marketing che ad altro. Se e' vero che Sheryl non ha preso il "volo" da sola, lo e' altrettanto il fatto che non tutto il disco nacque durante quei martedi', come recita la copertina di TNMC e come crede la maggiorparte della gente.

Va ridimensionato anche l'apparente appoggio incondizionato dei vertici della A&M Records.

Sulla questione e non solo, ancora una nota di Schwartz :

"TNMC was five people - me, Bill, Kevin, Brian MacLeod and Baerwald. None of us went on the road with her, except for Bill for a couple of high-profile TV things, to protect his interest in his work, but he withdrew from that when Sheryl pulled star shit on him. None of us are in any videos." "LLV" and "Strong Enough" were recorded after Sheryl was dropped, A&M making the decision to shelve her record after spending $400,000 with Hugh Padgham.

"After some deliberation with me on the ethics of it (and I was no help in that regard - I knew it was a quesitonable act but I also knew I liked what we did together too much to not continue to be a part of it), Bill handed in the two songs to Anderle and Cafaro and pitched the idea of a faux-singer/songwriter act. They gave him $200,000 to complete a record, because they were so skeptical of her talent. Bill spent almost $150,000 of his own money. As one of the people "looking for a paycheck," I got paid a single-session double-scale fee each time a track I did ended up on the record. I made $6000 in fees in 9 months, even though afterwards Bill commented that I had more to do with the making of that record than anyone but him. It was a musical labor of love for some of us. Some of us."

Secondo Schwartz dunque, Bill Bottrell ci mise di tasca propria quasi 150.000 USD, per carenza di fiducia da parte della casa discografica.

Qui sotto invece ci parla della famosa questione dei crediti al Letterman, nel 1995 :

"Anyway, only Baerwald was really pissed off about the Letterman thing, and when "LLV -the Movie" became a big hit decided to go public with his grievance, I think as a way of creating an association with it (since he had nothing to say in the previous year about it.) It was nobody's business, nobody would have or should have cared, i.e. not for the public. David needed to make it that way and that started a public battle of truth-spinning. When Joel Selvin went to A&M Diana Baron, the head of PR, showed him a tape of the show and tried to insist that Sheryl never made the claim, she just agreed to Letterman's question. In other words, by overreacting out of some kind of "Omigawd -we gotta do same damage control," which was A&M's M-O throughout all this, they just made it worse.

Now isn't this all REALLY stupid? I mean, who gives a shit? Does anybody really need to think about this? I guarantee Bill didn't. Sheryl was being interviewd on TV for the first time in her life and froze up. Big deal.
" - DS

Schwartz sul famoso articolo di Joel Selvin apparso su un numero del SF Chronicles del 1996 (lo trovate nella sezione Interviste/Interviews)

"If this is what I think it is, The SF Chronicle article by Joel Selvin, it may help to know that in fact the quote attributed to me was never said. Joel had an agenda to promote and when I defended Sheryl's behavior as standard aspiring celebrity behavior (i.e. "normal" for the music biz) he invented a quote to support his idea, not mine. I told him that despite Sheryl's actions, she was no different from members of TNMC or even Linda Perry as regards taking credit for everything publicly on their "solo" records. Of course, "TNMC" wasn't really supossed to be solo SC record, hence the title, which was us, not her, and the credits and picture inside. This had even been A&M's plan, a touring "TNMC" cabaret with each singer taking a spotlight turn. But this would not have put SC in the spotlight enough for her to be able to justify...well, you get the idea."

"Like I said before, don't take that Chronicle article too seriously. It paints a far worse picture than the reality, just to sell papers. Very tabloid of Selvin to do that. Most of the "quotes" are made up including my alleged quote."

Baerwald sull'articolo di Joel Selvin, tratto dalla bio di Buskin :

"That guy should be writing for the national enquirer, or for porno movies". Selvin came to me and said "I want to do a piece about this brilliant Bay Area Musician, Kevin Gilbert, and I said, "Yeah, you're right. He was a brilliant fucking musician." But then he totally misquoted everybody all over the place, including me saying, "Everybody was equal except Sheryl. She wasn't one of us". It made all of us sound like the biggest pricks and liars. I called him on it; I wrote him an angry letter, and that was the last I heard of it."

Domenica 31 Luglio 2005

NEW MP3 ADDED


© Robert Braunfeld

"Free Ride" - Live @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - July 28th, 2003 (audience recording)

Vai a SAFE AND SOUND >>

 

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