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The Rock-itt : August 2012
LookingLL L LL Sir Elton John will be honoured with a Medal of Gratitude from Poland for his contribution to bringing down the Communist regime, the English tabloids have reported. Sir Elton visited Poland in 1984 to perform and apparently it had an enormous effect on the people who were anti communist, also converting many others to the cause of seeing the harsh military regime gone forever. “Looking back I can remember the leader of the trade union at the time, Lech Walesa, being heavy handed by the comos for his part in defying the strong arm tactics which his Polish countrywomen and countrym en were being forced to live under.” Sir Elton and Lech shared a bottle of champagne to celebrate and when Elton suggested that they toast the Queen, Lech replied “Don’t be so self centred Elton”....only joking. The English music punters are certainly being treated like royalty as their country hosts the 2012 Olympic Games. Free concerts will be the order of the day after the opening cerem ony staged a spectacular live performance by mega stars from the United kingdom. Scottish singer/songwriter, Nutini, kicked off the proceedings with his rendition of 10/10 followed by Duran Duran representing England, Stereophonics Wales, and Snow Patrol from Northern Ireland who closed the show. They thrilled the audiences with their performances and the free concerts will continue for another three weeks covering three separate venues. To celebrate the anniversary of his first album release, record company Columbia will release a new album for the great folk icon, Bob Dylan who is now 71 years of age. Dylan sat the world on its backside all those years ago with his incredible brand of folk music which is still revered as the best of its kind ever produced. It inspired music greats through all categories from rock to pop and blues to jazz, and is still hailed as a music phenomenon of the century. The newly produced album titled ‘Tempest’ will boast a collection of ten new original compositions by Dylan which will have Dylan fans swooning. It will certainly be a guaranteed ride to the top of the album charts through cash register sales as fans line up for their copy. Your advertisement in this space will help keep The Rock-itt on the streets and online. The cost for an ad is extremely reasonable and affordable. So if you need to get your business out there, then advertise with us: firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me if I’m wrong, but am I living inthepast,oramIjustoutof synchronization with the times? Young Englishman, Conor Maynard, is what you call a YouTube superstar and has sky rock-itted to fame on the back of a clip he made at home in his bedroom with a cheap home recording outfit. But pray tell me, am I a weirdo? Can someone explain why anyone would prefer to sit at a computer and watch someone singing to them rather than be at a gig seeing and feeling the whole thing live? It is the future and the way things will be done, they tell me, and anyone can do it and be rich and famous. Phooey! All I see here is a manufactured bit of entertainment that you watch on an aeroplane as a substitute for the real thing. Nothing beats the blood sweat and tears of a live performance!!! With Pete Johnson