2. For those of you who have been enjoying your vinyl since the dawn of man and have not just climbed aboard in recent years, may I just say that the recent Bob Ludwig remasters of the early Elton catalogue are to die for. "Tumbleweed Connection" sounds like the band is in your living room, assuming of course, you are also in the living room. Check those out HERE
3. You don't need to be a fan of Queen to absolutely love this video of 65K people passing the time while waiting for Green Day to take the stage in Hyde Park
4. Just finished Graeme Thomson's book on the late great Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. It was difficult to fully enjoy a story about the slow demise of a such a troubled soul. I will say this. I do NOT understand why both "Chinatown" and "Renegade," Lizzy's first two studio recordings for Warner Brother, are regarded as garbage. I find both to be as good as anything they released during their Mercury run, and both are much better than most of what's found on their swansong, "Thunder & Lightning," which seems to get a lot more acclaim.
Here's a track from each.