Friday, September 19, 2014

Mario PH + Habagat

Habagat / Southwest moonson, enhanced by Tropical Storm Mario, flooded most parts of Metro Manila Friday Morning that paved the way for NDRRMC to suspend classes at all levels public and private.

Because of the continuous rain that started at 2:00 AM until now, the Marikina river has reached to 19.5 meters which commanded all people for a mandatory and forced evacuation.

More than 400,000 people have been affected by the “habagat” as heavy rains caused floods that swamped Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

The La Mesa dam has already reached to spilling level at 10:10AM that would cause floods along Tuliahan rivers, mostly Quezon City would be affected, according to report.

In a media briefing Friday at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Soliman said that as of 10 a.m., some 25 evacuation centers were set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units to accommodate 1,276 families or 6,406 persons.

Some 91,531 family packs and P35 million in standby funds are ready for distribution and disbursement, she said in the briefing presided by Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

But the secretary assured that more evacuation centers would be opened within the day.

Most of the streets and major roads in Metro Manila are impassable, according to reports. Vice Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno said in one of the interviews that the entire stretch of Espana in Manila is “impassable” due to heavy flooding.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Yanna Chan


Tutz Salarda-Chan added 2 new photos — with Yanna Chan.
Dear Friends and Relatives,

She is Yanna (Jannary Chan), my 10 year old daughter who passed away last July 16, 2014 at around 3:00am due to congestive heart failure..

At 6months old, she was already diagnosed of having congenital heart disease. Early this year, she was as well diagnosed of diabetes with kidney problem.

July 13, 2014 she was confined at San Francisco Doctors Hospital (Agusan del Sur) where she was properly monitored and cared.
July 15, 2014 we needed to transfer her to Butuan Doctors Hospital (Butuan City) due to her emergency situation and critical condition.. believing for a better medical treatment as they have more complete medical equipment.

We travelled more than an hour with an ambulance assisted by 2 nurses from San Francisco Doctors Hospital with complete medical certificate and referral. We arrived at Butuan Doctors Hospital around 8pm... rushing to admission desk.. running for my daughter's life... only to be rejected simply because my available cash on hand was only around 8,000- 10,000 and they demanded for 30,000.00 deposit on that very hour!

Nakiusap po kami ng husto na tanggapin ang bata kasi sobrang emergency po at hindi na banking hours to transfer cash kasi gabi na. "Ilang oras na lang naman at umaga na miss, at mabubuo na namin ang kulang." Ang sinabi ko po.

"Malayo sa 30,000 yang hawak mong cash! Wala ditong charity, private hospital kami. Ano ba trabaho mo? Saan ba mangagaling ang pambayad nyo dito?!" Dagdag niyang sinabi.

"May pambayad kami kaya lang gabi ngayon Miss, hindi kami makapag transact ng money transfer, at saka naka intubate na yung anak ko, kailangan niya sa ICU, kanina pa siya nasa ambulance lang, hindi naman pwedeng nasa daan lang kami magdamag, ang layo pa ng ibinyahe namin, emergency lang talaga." Ang sagot ko po..

"Hindi yan emergency! Ang emergency yung mga nasagasaan sa daan etc... Eh kayo galing na kayo sa isang Hospital dapat bago kayo bumiyahe itinawag nyo muna sa amin yan! Alam nyong me cash deposit bago tanggapin ang pasyente nyo! At saka sa ICU kayo, dapat 30,000.00 talaga ang deposit, yan ang policy namin! At every 3 days hihingan namin kayo ng 30,000.00 kasi 10,000 per day ang ICU hindi pa kasama mga gamot! Dapat tumawag muna kayo bago nyo sinugod yan dito para alm nyo babayaran nyo!" Sagot ng babae..

"Eh miss itinawag na yan ng Doctor ng pinanggalingan namin sa doctor nyo dito na mag aatend sa anak ko"

"dapat dito sa admission yan tinatawag para ma advise kayo sa deposit!"

Napilitan po kaming bumalik ng byahe. Habang pabalik, nag co-coordinate po kami ng mga attending physicians ng San Francisco Doctors, at wala kaming choice kundi i-byahe ng mas malayo papuntang Davao Hospital. Lalong tumatagal, lalo na pong delikado sa anak ko. At bago pa man po kami nakarating sa Davao nag arrest na po ang anak ko.. Wala na pong buhay ng makarating kami sa isang Hospital sa Davao..

I can't describe and express how we felt at that time... It was really so painful... and still is... Sobrang sakit po mawalan ng isang miyembro ng pamilya lalo't higit kung anak nyo ang mawawala sa paraan at pangyayaring ganito...

I need to ask favour from my friends/relatives and to my PUP broadcast communications batch mates to please help me do something in any media-way about this "cruel hospital" that had caused us so much pain and sorrow..
I can not bring any more my daughter's life back.. but at least I can do something to what had happened to her...to just even lessen the pain that we are going through...

And to all friends/relatives who care, I will appreciate if you could simply share this post. It will be a lot of help.

These are the details of the Hospital:
Butuan Doctors Hospital
Butuan City
Tel num 085 3427000 loc 122 (admin department)
Owners of the Hospital: Dr. Claudio Estacio and Therese Estacio

Maraming maraming salamat po.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams (1951-2014)


We all lost a piece of our childhood today. Let's all take a moment to honor a legend. #RIPRobinWilliams


Monday, August 11, 2014

Today in Beatles History (11 Aug)


1963
Concert at the ABC, Blackpool.

1964
Peter Brown moves to London.

Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Baby's In Black' (takes 1-14, and 13 [unnumbered] edit pieces). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
First session for 'Beatles For Sale'.

'A Hard Day's Night' film New York premiere.

1965
'Help!' single number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
The Beatles arrive in the Logan Airport, Boston. 500 people receive them.
Flight from the Logan Airport, Boston, to the O'Hare Airport, Chicago. 250 people receive them. Brief John's declarations at the airport.
Evening: Press conference at the hotel, in which John explains his declarations on Christianity.

1967
Thomson House, London. Photographic session with Richard Avedon, for a set of 'solarised' prints, and other left unsolarised. Photograph of gatefold sleeve of LP 'Love Songs' taken.

1969
Studio 3 (control room only). 1.00-2.00pm. Mono tape copying: 'Dig It' (of 13 March stereo mix); 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of remix stereo 18). Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (overdub onto take 1); 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Tape copying: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of take 1). Editing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (from take 1 into unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Mal Evans takes the copies of 'Dig It' and 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' to Malcolm Davies, at Apple, for acetate cutting purposes. Re-recording of 'She's So Heavy' vocal harmonies. The song gets its complete title.

John and Yoko move to 'Tittenhurst'.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. Opening of 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Recording: 'As Far As We Can Go' (piano).

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1989
Ringo's concert in Holmdel, New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen joins him on stage in 4 songs.

Today in Beatles History (10 Aug)


1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 14th week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).

1964
US release of 4 singles by Vee Jay, using all its Beatles catalogue: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'/'Thank You Girl'; 'Please Please Me'/'From Me To You'; 'Love Me Do'/'P.S. I Love You'; 'Twist And Shout'/'There's A Place'.

1966
'Yellow Submarine' number 1 [?], entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Eleanor Rigby' number 2, entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

1968
All 4 Beatles, Yoko and Stan Gortikov, USA's Capitol president, lunch at the Ritz Hotel, London.
John and Yoko take Gortikov to see the play 'Halfway Up The Tree' at the Queen's Theatre.

1972
Evening: Paul's concert at the Scandinavian Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Paul, Linda and Denny Seiwell are arrested for possession of marijuana.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1985
Michael Jackson buys ATV music for 47.5 million dollars, becoming the owner of the Northern Songs catalogue.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 Aug)

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1963
Concert at the St. Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.

1964
Concert at the Futurist, Scarborough.

1965
IBC Studios, 35 Portland Place, London. Recording of 'You'veGot To Hide Your Love Away', by the Silkie. John (producer),Paul (guitar) and George (tamborine) attend.

1966
The original and never used stereo remix of 'We Can Work It Out' is destroyed.

1967
Joe Orton is killed by Kenneth Halliwell.

Lucy Martin, daughter of George Martin and his wife Judy, is born.

1968

Studio 2. 7.30pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Not Guilty' (tape reduction take 99 into take 102, overdub onto take 102); 'Mother Nature's Son' (takes 1-25). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

1969

'Give Peace A Chance', 5th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Friday, August 8, 2014

Into The Storm


Plot Summary: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, "Into the Storm" throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Today in Beatles History (08 Aug)


1962

Concert at the Cavern, with The Big Three, and Shane Fenton and the Fentones.


1963

Yoko's daughter, Kyoko Cox, is born.

Concert at the St Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.


1964

'A Hard Day's Night' LP, number 1, 3rd week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).


1965

Closing of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds, Richmond, Surrey. John, George, Cynthia and Pattie attend. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

Paddy, Klaus & Gibson sign to a management contract with Brian.


1966

US LP release: 'Revolver'. 

US single release: 'Eleanor Rigby'/'Yellow Submarine'.


1967

John and Julian pose for fans photographs at their house at St George's Hill State, near Cavendish Road, Weybridge, Surrey.


1968

Studio 2. 6.40pm-6.30am. Mono mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remixes 2-4, from take 1). Recording: 'Not Guilty' (takes 47-101). Tape copying: 'Hey Jude' (of remix mono 4, numbered 5); 'Revolution' (of remix mono 21, numbered 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. 

Re-equalization of the 'Hey Jude' tapes recorded at Trident Studios. Copies of 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution' for Martin.


1969

11.35am. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the 'Abbey Road' cover. 

After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. 

Before the recording session, Paul takes John home, at Cavendish Avenue, George and Mal go to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, and Ringo goes shopping.

Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (overdub onto take 7); 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Studio 3. 5.30-9.45pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. 

Recording synthesizer for 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'.


1970

'Live Peace In Toronto', 31st week in the ranking (Billboard).


1983

Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

In The Dark


On the way home from an art gallery featuring her work, a talented artist, Ali (Rohm), her husband (Muldoon), and their young child get into a car accident. The woman's husband and child die on impact, while the woman survives, but loses her eyesight. At her doctor's suggestion, Ali hires a caretaker named Jeff (Page) to help her adjust to life as a blind woman, and upon returning home, Jeff's aid proves to be indispensable in helping her acclimate; Ali even meets and quickly befriends her new neighbor, Linda (Elizabeth). It is soon apparent, however, that Jeff is becoming increasingly possessive and jealous of Ali, and his obsession rapidly turns violent when Ali decides she needs less of his assistance because she is ready to resume living independently. Unsurprisingly, Jeff does not take the request well, and Ali is soon forced to use her remaining senses to fight for her life.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Today in Beatles History (07 Aug)


1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Concert at the St Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.

1965
'Help!' LP number 1.
5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

1967
'Disc and Music Echo' publishes an article by Derek Taylor, on his visit to Haight-Ashbury with George.

1968
Studio 2. 3.00-7.45pm. Tape copying: 'Hey Jude' (of remix mono 1). 
Studio 2. 8.45pm-5.30am. Recording: 'Not Guilty' (takes 1-46). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

1969
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.30-6.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Come Together' (remixes 1-10, from take 9). Studio 3. 6.00-12.00pm. Recording: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Today in Beatles History (06 Aug)


1960
The Beatles visit the Casbah Coffee Club, seeing Pete Best performing with the Blackjacks.

1962
Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and The Big Three.

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 16 July 1963, 3.00-5.00pm).

NEMS Enterprises, Brian and a staff of 3 move to new premises in Liverpool, at 24 Moonfields.

Concert at the St Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.

1965
UK LP release: 'Help!' (mono and stereo versions).

Opening of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

John buys a house for aunt Mimi in Bournemouth.

1966
Brian leaves his holidays at the village of Portmeirion, North Wales, to fly to New York and give a televised press conference defending Lennon in the 'Bigger than Jesus' controversy.

'Evening Star', London: 'The idyl of the United States with the Beatles sours.'
'Evening News', London: 'A clamour against the Beatles spreads over the US'.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Paul appears on David Frost's 'Phonograph', broadcast by BBC-radio.

1968
Trident Studios. 5.30-7.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remix 1, from remix stereo 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-11.00pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Abbey Road, Room 43 and Studio 2 (control room). 2.30-11.00pm. Recording: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (tape reduction take 21 into takes 22-27, with simultaneous overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Studio 2 (control room only). 11.00pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 14-26, from take 27). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Recording of synthesizer for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer'.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Recording: 'Everybdody's In A Hurry But Me' (3 lead vocal takes). Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.
Rough assembly of LP masters, with final running order. It is decided that 'As Far As We Can go' needs further work.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Beatles

Even If You're A Superfan

1. The Beatles concerts were said to smell heavily of urine due to overexcited girls.
Multiple people have claimed Beatles shows were known for their urine. Notably, John B. Lynn, son of the owner of a venue The Beatles played, told The Washington Post that the concert hall smelled like the pee of over-excited girls after the show. Bob Geldof told Q Magazine in 2010:

"The Beatles was a case of watching females in excelsis. It's the old cliché, but you couldn't hear them for all the screaming. I remember looking down at the cinema floor and seeing these rivulets of piss in the aisles. The girls were literally pissing themselves with excitement. So what I associate most with The Beatles is the smell of girls' urine."




2. George Harrison lost his virginity while the other Beatles secretly watched. They cheered when he finished.

"Tune In," Mark Lewisohn's 3,000-page behemoth of a research anthology on The Beatles highlights the following quote from George Harrison:

My first shag was in Hamburg, with Paul and John and Pete Best all watching. We were in bunkbeds. They couldn't really see anything because I was under the covers but after I'd finished they all applauded and cheered. At least they kept quiet whilst I was doing it.

3. The Beatles officially broke up at Disney World.

In her book, "Instamatic Karma," and republished in The Daily Mail, John Lennon's former girlfriend, May Pang, recalled the moment that Lennon officially ended The Beatles:

When John hung up the phone, he looked wistfully out the window. I could almost see him replaying the entire Beatles experience in his mind.
He finally picked up his pen and, in the unlikely backdrop of the Polynesian Village Hotel at Disney World, ended the greatest rock 'n' roll band in history by simply scrawling John Lennon at the bottom of the page.

4. The Beatles planned to start their own utopian community on Greek islands.

In 1967, The Beatles almost bought an island off the coast of Athens, Greece, where they planned to set up a sort of utopian community with their friends and family. John Lennon seemed to be the one encouraging the plan and said, "They’ve tried everything else. Wars, nationalism, fascism, communism, capitalism, nastiness, religion – none of it works. So why not this?" Barry Miles' book "Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now," has a take from McCartney: "It’s a good job we didn’t do it, because anyone who tried those ideas realized eventually there would always be arguments, there would always be who has to do the washing-up and whose turn it is to clean out the latrines."
Image above is of a different Greek island.

5. A dentist introduced The Beatles to LSD by secretly slipping it into their coffees.

John Riley, the "wicked dentist" as George Harrison described him, introduced Harrison, Harrison's wife, Patti Boyd, John Lennon, and Lennon's wife, Cynthia Lennon, to LSD when they were all hanging out. After putting it into their coffees, Cynthia Lennon described the room "as big as the Albert Hall" and George apparently felt as if he was "falling in love" with everyone he met that night. It is unclear whether Harrison and Lennon had been tricked into taking the dose or if they had asked the dentist to dose them when they least expected it. In "The Beatles Anthology," the incident is recalled by Harrison:

The first time we took LSD was an accident. It happened sometime in 1965, between albums and tours. We were innocent victims of the wicked dentist whom we'd met and had dinner with a few times...
After dinner I said to John, 'Let's go -- they're going to be on soon," and John said 'OK,' but the dentist was saying, 'Don't go; you should stay here.' And then he said, 'Well, at least finish your coffee first.'
So we finished our coffee and after a while I said again, 'Come on, it's getting late -- we'd better go.' The dentist said something to John and John turned to me and said, 'We've had LSD.'
I just thought, 'Well, what's that? So what? Let's go!'

6. Soviet Russians had to listen to The Beatles music on converted X-Ray scans.

The music of The Beatles, along with many other Western bands, was banned in the Soviet Union, which made acquiring their vinyl during Beatlemania very costly on the black market and even dangerous. An ingenious workaround was created where music could be cheaply imprinted onto used X-Ray scans, which were taken from hospital dumpsters or bought. These scans were called "music on the bones," among other nicknames. This practice started in the 1950s, but apparently Beatlemania caused these X-Ray records to spike in popularity.
Image: WikiCommons

7. After bathing in urinals for almost a year, The Beatles got kicked out of Germany for lighting a condom on fire.

In Hamburg, Germany, the band spent most of 1960 living behind the screen of a cinema called Bambi Kino. Paul McCartney described the situation: "We lived backstage in the Bambi Kino, next to the toilets, and you could always smell them." Apparently the band was forced to use the urinals for bathing and shaving water. Eventually, George Harrison got kicked out of the country for being underage. The Beatles then made plans to leave the Bambi Kino, but before McCartney and then-drummer Pete Best left, they lit a condom on fire in the room which angered the owner and got them arrested. McCartney and Best were deported.
Later, The Beatles returned to Hamburg and on December 25, 1962, the band ate a horse for Christmas dinner.

8. The Beatles were the first to do many things, including feature the "devil horns" rock hand on an album cover.

The Beatles are credited with being the first to do many things such as printing lyrics on a pop album, creating music videos and holding a stadium concert, but most bizarre is their role in the "devil horns" hand gesture taking off. John Lennon's cartoon figure on the "Yellow Submarine" cover is apparently the first time the symbol was on the cover of an album and is one of the earliest instances associated with a rock band ever.
Image: WikiCommons

9. A teenager in Maryland started Beatlemania in the U.S.

According to legend, Beatlemania taking off in the U.S. can be largely attributed to a 15-year-old Marylander named Marsha Albert. After seeing a news segment about the band, Albert called a local radio station in Washington, D.C., and asked, “Why can’t we have music like that here in America?” The DJ then tracked down a copy of "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and the station playing the record caused demand to skyrocket and other stations to play The Beatles as well. Worth noting: A DJ named Dick Biondi attempted to make The Beatles "happen" by playing them on stations in both Chicago and Los Angeles but the songs didn't take off in either city. Perhaps that's in part because Biondi misspelled the band as "B-E-A-T-T-L-E-S."

10. John Lennon was day drunk when he first met Paul McCartney.

On July 6, 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon of The Quarrymen. After The Quarrymen show, the two ended up playing music together and Lennon was pretty drunk, recalled McCartney:
At Woolton village fete I met him. I was a fat schoolboy and, as he leaned an arm on my shoulder, I realized he was drunk. We were twelve then, but, in spite of his sideboards, we went on to become teenage pals.
They were actually older than 12 though as McCartney was 15 and Lennon 16.

11. The Vatican's official publication named "Revolver" as the best pop album of all time.

The announcement came in a 2010 article. This is despite the Vatican famously condemning The Beatles for being satanic after John Lennon said the band was "more popular than Jesus." The Vatican "forgave" The Beatles later in 2010, which Ringo Starr thought was unnecessary.
All images Getty unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Today in Beatles History (05 Aug)


1961
First afternoon show: Performance at the Cavern, with Remo Four.

1962
Performance at the Cavern, with The Saints Jazz Band.

1963
Performance on the 'A Twist And Shout Dance' Festival, at the Abbotsfield Park, Urmston, Manchester, with Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, the Dennisons, and Johnny Martin and the Tremors.
11.30am. Opening of the Festival.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 37th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
UK LP release: 'Revolver'.
UK single release: 'Eleanor Rigby'/'Yellow Submarine', double A-side.

Date of beginning of the (cancelled) concerts of Freddie and the Dreamers in Philippines.

The Spanish radio RKT establishes a censorship against the Beatles, due to John's declarations about Jesus.

1967
Date offered to Brian by Dr. John Flood for their meeting, to replace the 3 August meeting, which Brian could not attend. Brian cannot accept this date either.

1969
Studio 3 (control room only) . 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (sound effects takes 1-5). Abbey Road, Room 43 and Studio 2. 6.30-10.45pm. Recording: 'Because' (overdub onto take 16) ; 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Paul brings home-made tape loops, to use in the crossfade at the end of 'You Never Give Me Your Money'. First Beatle use of a synthesizer ('Because').
Studio 3 (control room). 8.00-9.30pm. Tony Clark, balance engineer, and Alan Parsons, 2nd engineer, make a copy from an ordinary cassette of some recent private recordhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifings of John and Yoko. It's taken away by Anthony Fawcett, assistent of the Lennons.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Monday, August 4, 2014

Today in Beatles History (04 Mar)


1946
Maureen Cox is born in Liverpool.

1956
'Hound Dog' and 'Don't Be Cruel', with Elvis Presley, 1st week in the ranking (Billboard).

1963
Concert at the Queens Theatre, Blackpool.

1964
Lightning visit of Brian to the US to arrange a major autumn tour package for Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas and Tommy Quickly.

1965
Defending Brian, John affirms: 'If Brian says there should be no publicity for 'Help!' then that's the way it should be. The record got to number one didn't it?'

'Help!' single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
The government of South Africa establishes a prohibition of radio broadcasting Beatles records, because of John's declarations about religion. The decision was maintained for several years.

1967
UK LP re-release: 'The Beatles' First'.

1968
Carole Chapman starts working for Apple.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'Because' (overdub onto take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Studio 3. 7.15-8.45pm. Stereo mixing: 'Something' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 39); 'Here Comes The Sun' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 15). Producer: George Harrison; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
2nd and 3rd set of 3-part vocal recordings for 'Because'. Remix of 'Something' for Martin, for scoring purposes.

1980
John and Yoko return to New York after vacations.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Expendables 3



Watched the third, hoping not the last, installment of The Expendables. Ilang araw pa bago ipalabas to sa sinehan, nakahanap na kmi ng leaked torrent file. Astig. Ayus ang video at audio, V:8 A:8. 
1. Tulad ng naunang 2 Expendables, umpisa pa lang pasabog na.
2. Andaming bagong character. Lalo na sila Mel gibson, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Swarzenegger, Harrison Ford, etc.
3. Bad guy dito si Mel Gibson.
4. Yung mga batang character ang mga bagong kasama nila sa mission.
5. Comedy dito si antonio Banderas.
6. Ito ang gusto ko sa Expendables, parang reunion ng mga beteranong action star.
7. Walang eksenang nakakinip. Lahat tututukan mo sa ganda at galing ng direktor. Fast pace ika nga.
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Today in Beatles History (03 Aug)


1961
Brian's first record review column is published in the 3rd issue of 'Mersey Beat'.

1963
Stephen Ward dies of overdose of Nembutal.

Performance at the Cavern, with the Mersey Beats, The Escorts, The Road Runners, The Sapphires, and Johnny Ringo & The Colts.
Last Beatles performance at the Cavern Club.

'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 13th week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).

UK single release: 'Hello Little Girl', with the Fourmost.

1964
10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'From Us To You' (4th edition) is broadcast (recorded 17 July 1964).
BBC-TV broadcasts 'Follow The Beatles', documentary about the shooting of 'A Hard Day's Night'.

US LP release: 'Off The Beatles Track'.

1967
Brian does not attend a meeting with Dr. John Flood planned for this day.

1968
'New Musical Express' publishes a photograph of Paul and Clem Curtis at the discotheque Revolution.

1971
Paul forms 'Wings'.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Today in Beatles History (02 Aug)


1961 - The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed about 300 shows over the next two years. 

1969 - Paul McCartney produced Badfinger as they recorded their song "Come and Get It." 

1997 - George Harrison's record label announced that he had undergone tests for cancer. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Aug)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Mersey Beats.

1963
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 1.30-4.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Ooh! My Soul'; 'Don't Ever Change'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'She Loves You'; 'Anna (Go To Him)'; 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 4.00-6.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'From Me To You'; 'I'll Get You'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'There's A Place'; 'Honey Don't'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'Lucille'; 'Baby It's You'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

1st issue of 'The Beatles Monthly Book', published by Sean O'Mahony.

Concert at Southport.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 2nd week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).

Ringo appears on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury' (filmed 25 July 1964).

1965
Performance for the 'Blackpool Night Out', broadcast live on TV.

1966
Beatles burn-in" organized by two radio announcers.

1967
George and Pattie Harrison, Neil Aspinall, Alex the Magician and Jennie Boyd visit the Haight-Ashbury district, San Francisco.

Premiere of 'Film Number 4', by Yoko.

1968
Trident Studios. 5.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
5.00-8.00pm. Recording bass, lead and backing vocals.
8.00-11.00pm. Recording orchestra.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Because' (takes 1-23, overdub onto take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
First of three 3-part vocal recordings.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 30th week in the ranking (Billboard).

Yoko suffers a miscarriage.

1971
First concert for Bangla Desh, at the Madison Square Garden.

John flies from New York to London.

1978
Dhani Harrison is born.

1980
George starts Hand Made Films.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).