by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Rock-itt : December 2011
Harris (Rihanna's sixth UK Number 1 in five consecutive years, a record unequalled by any other female solo artist), as well as "You Da One" and the title track, which features Jay-Z. She’s not into R’n B? Then has she got Coldplay’s new album “Myloxyloto”? Ri- hanna does make a guest appearance on it and the reviews have been a little luke- warm but that’s just a bit of Tall Poppy syndrome, it’s a great album, girls love Mr.Paltrow! Can’t find something for everybody but I found a great book for your brother! Tat- toos are de rigeur these days (God knows why!) this book will bring a whole new view to his next trip to the parlour, it’s called “Flash From The Bowery”. The book is a historical look at the images of the original acetate rubbings from Charlie Wagner's turn of the 20th century tattoo shop, “The Black Eye Barbershop”, in the Bowery at Chatham Square in New York. This is the only known art that has survived from this shop, where Samuel J. O'Reilley's modern-day electric tattoo machine was born and patented. The imagery of this classic preserves the origins of American tattoos, when tattoo art was transferred to the client from these templates via an acetate stencil. Everything was done by hand until O'Reil- ley's electrified tattoo machine changed his- tory. This rich heritage of folk art has more than 900 individual pieces that provide com- mentary on the shop's clientele and reveal some of the social, economic, and political ideas of the time. It Includes nautical themes, Asian imagery, flowers, boxers, circus char- acters, and plenty of girls! This is an exciting collection of early American art and a neces- sary book for the tattoo artist, aficionado, student and brother! You will have to like your brother a lot though because it will set you back $65 plus postage from Amazon. Got a favourite Auntie? Amy Winehouse is back from the grave with a brand new album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”. It’s a collection of previously unreleased tracksplus alternate versions of existing classics, as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions. Fol- lowing her tragic death, some of the produc- ers and musicians who worked closely with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, spent time listening to the many unreleased recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of her albums “Frank” and “Back To Black”. It quickly became apparent to Salaam and Mark that they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, songs that were a fitting treatment to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy the friend. I personally would have left this for next year but that’s not the way the Music Biz works and I’m sure your Auntie will love it. Don’t want to leave your favourite Uncle out so it has to be the biggest Australian word of mouth film hit this year “Red Dog”, the newly released DVD will be in thousands of Christ- mas stockings this year. Failing that get him the re-mastered Pink Floyd albums I was banging on a about a couple of months ago, “W ish You W ere Here” is out now along with “Dark Side Of The Moon”! I’m hoping that Santa will leave the 19 Disc “Ultimate SpongeBob Squarepants Box Set” in my pillowcase, Sanity have it on exclusive. I’m going to be playing “Mario And Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games” on Christmas day and If I don’t get a copy of “Rewiggled” the tribute album to the Wiggles there’ll be big trouble, I must have it for The Living Ends version of “Hot Potato” and Oh Mercy’s version of “Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car”, true gems! Happy Christmas y’all, don’t forget, whatever it is, it’ll be cheaper on Boxing Day!!! ;o)