Friday, November 14, 2014

Apologies To Our Readers

It has come to TSG's attention that several recent comments have vanished into the ether(net), so to speak. Bad form, that. We blame it on google.

It has always been our policy to publish all comments from our loyal followers. If your comment is among the missing, we're really sorry.

As a small token of appreciation to all of our readers, this week we're offering a free Hi-resolution 24bit/96kHz download of one of these fine albums:

**Both have recently upgraded for a "deluxe" re-issue package with bonus tracks.**

 Interested parties should post a (hopefully non-disappearing) comment 
and we'll send you the download code. 
(Disclaimer:only one download of each album available. One to a customer, first come, first serve)

While we're on the topic, here are some shots you may not have seen before. From the boxed-set Venus and Mars booklet, pics of PM+W in The Alabama Hills and salt flats outside of Lone Pine:

Bonus image: here's a street view snapshot of the NOLA hotel that has hosted both TSG and JPM. We stayed in room 104 in 2002...back in 1975 Macca and Linda probably stayed in the the now aptly-named Paul McCartney Suite.
Le Richelieu-New Orleans


Speed of Parm said...

As for lost comments, no hard feelings here. Now, if I'd ever had any comment worth saving, it might be different . . .

Interesting pix; thanks for sharing those. Crazy rock n' rollers, right?

I had both Venus & Mars and Speed of Sound on vinyl back in the day, and I have V&M in digital form today. I in my (very) humble opinion, V&M is an OK album while SOS is the best of Macca's bad albums. As a result, I never pursued SOS in digital form and haven't even heard it for decades. So, all things considered, and if you're really sure about this whole freebie thing, then I would humbly accept the SOS album. Perhaps the years have been kinder to it than my initial thoughts, or perhaps bonus materials on it, if any, are worthy.

Completely random and unconnected comment - we are adopting 2 rescued kittens today.

W. "SOS Code" Biscuit said...

Check your gmail for that download code.

Those pictures really resonated with me because they're from places where I've hung out--they gave me a little thrill of connection--"Yeah, I've walked in Paul McCartney's footsteps" or something like that.

I prefer Venus and Mars to Speed Of Sound, but SOS has "Silly Love Songs", which has to be (yes, I'm admitting it--go ahead an laugh) one of my top 3 favorite songs by Paul ever. The SOS re-issue also has an alternate version of "Beware My Love" with Jason Bonham on drums, which is a treat.

Regardless of what one thinks about the songs themselves on these two albums, the remasters sound absolutely wonderful. I don't have any experience with "Hi-Def" downloads, but I would expect them to be a a sonic step up or two from previous versions.

Say, what are the names of the rescue kittens?

Silly Parm Songs said...

"Silly Love Songs." Wow. OK, yes, I went ahead and laughed. That said, the SLS sequence from Paul's movie Give My Regards to Broadstreet is, in fact, way cool and makes the song more than tolerable. Unless I'm watching that video, however, I kind of have trouble making it through the entire tune. It's just one of those songs, I think, that has that effect on people. That bass line is absolutely an earworm, and that can drive folks crazy with irritation or adoration, I think.

The kittens are probably named El Guapo (the little guy) and Feather (the little gal), though we reserve the right to make changes; that is what we were calling them as of about 9:30 PM last night. I uploaded a video of them playing for the first time with a cat toy that was new to them cuz, you know, the Internet and YouTube don't have enough cat videos yet.

I'll be watching for the code - thanks much, TSG! Just another reason, I guess, why this is the ONLY blog I read!