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Twin Peaks FAQ giveaway!

Your chance to win a copy of Twin Peaks FAQ has doubled! Erie Gay News and PopCultureGuy are both having a giveaway where one lucky person will be able to win a copy of the book! To enter the contest, courtesy of Erie Gay News, click on the link below but hurry the contest runs from  June 21 to July 12!

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To enter the giveaway, courtesy of PopCultureGuy click on the link below! The giveaway runs from June 20th – July 5th! Best of luck to you all!

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Twinpeaks_coverTwin Peaks, the infamously strange, seductive, and confounding murder mystery, first made network television safe for surrealism 25 years ago, is set to return to the small screen in early 2017. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the series continues to enjoy a hallowed standing in popular culture and remains a touchstone in the evolution of TV as an artistic medium.

For its many intensely devoted fans, Twin Peaks continues to beguile and disturb and delight; it’s a bottomless well of allusions, symbols, conundrums to ponder and images to unpack, an endlessly engrossing puzzle box, an obsessive’s dream.

Twin Peaks FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About a Place Both Wonderful and Strange by David Bushman and Arthur Smith (June 2016, Applause Books, $19.99) will guide longtime fans and the newly initiated through the origins of the series, take them behind the scenes during its production, and transport readers deep into the rich mythology that made Twin Peaks a cultural phenomenon.

Bushman and Smith provide detailed episode guides, character breakdowns, and explorations of the show’s distinctive music, fashion, and locations. With a sometimes snarky, always thoughtful – but never dry or academic – analysis of Twin Peaks‘ myriad oddities, mysteries, references, and delicious insanity, Twin Peaks FAQ is a comprehensive, immersive, and irresistible reference for experts and newbies alike.

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Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years 1983-2013

You could win a copy of Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years 1983-2013 by Marc Roberty at Where’s Eric!. The contest closes on November 14th, so don’t miss out! Go here for more details. Find out what Eric Clapton was singing on November 11th, 1994  in the excerpt below.

From The Cradle Club Dates 1994

11 November 1994, House of Blues, Los Angeles, California

SETLIST: Motherless Child / Malted Milk / How Long Blues / Kidman Blues / County Jail / Forty Four Blues / Blues All Day Long / Standing Around Crying / Hoochie Coochie Man /  It Hurts Me Too / Blues Before Sunrise / Third Degree / Reconsider Baby / Sinner’s Prayer / Can’t Judge Nobody / Early In The Morning / Let Me Love You Baby / Someday After A While / Tore Down / Have You Ever Loved A Woman / Crosscut Saw / Five Long Years / Crossroads / Groaning The Blues / Ain’t Nobody’s Business

And in 1999…

JAPAN TOUR 1999

11 November 1999, Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan

SETLIST: My Father’s Eyes / Pilgrim / River of Tears / Going Down Slow / Hoochie Coochie Man / Reconsider Baby / She’s Gone / Ramblin’ On My Mind / Tears In Heaven / Bell Bottom Blues / Change The World / Gin House / Cocaine / Have You Ever Loved A Woman / Badge / Wonderful Tonight / Layla / Sunshine Of Your Love

Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years 1983-2013

Volume 2 of Eric Clapton, Day by Day covers 1983 through to 2013, listing all of Clapton’s tour dates, set lists, recording sessions, and guest appearances for that period, along with quotes and narrative from engineers, producers, and musicians who were involved. Where possible, entries for recording sessions, as well as live recordings, list all accompanying musicians and the studio locations, plus the songs that were released and those that remained in the vault.

Volume 2 details major events of the last few decades, such as the ARMS shows, which saw the three Yardbirds guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page – onstage together for the first time since the sixties. It looks at the Cream reformation shows of 2005, with all the ups and downs associated with that reunion. In the last decade, Clapton has revisited his past on several occasions, and in 2008, he reunited with his Blind Faith band mate, Stevie Winwood. The remarkable musical chemistry between the two was obvious to fans, and the Clapton/Winwood relationship has been revived several times since. The book also covers Clapton’s well-publicized Crossroads guitar festivals, which have been well received by fans and critics. The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of his performing career.

James Bond FAQ Trivia

Be the first to answer all four questions correctly and you’ll receive a free copy of James Bond FAQ, by Tom DeMichael. Make sure to include your email so that we can contact you if you win!

1. Who is the author and originator of the James Bond series?

2. How many Bond films did Sean Connery make?

3. Who played Le Chiffre in the 2006 film Casino Royale?

4. What was the latest James Bond movie?

James Bond FAQ

A favorite of film followers for 50 years, James Bond is the hero loved by everyone: Men want to be just like him, women just want to be with him. Moviegoers around the world have spent more than $5 billion to watch his adventures across the last five decades. What’s not to enjoy about such a glorious multitude of gadgets, gals, grand locations, and grandiose schemes hatched by master villains and megalomaniacs?

Now, James Bond FAQ is a book that takes on the iconic cinema franchise that’s lasted for so many years. Sometimes serious as SPECTRE, sometimes quirkier than Q, but always informative, this FAQ takes the reader behind-the-scenes, as well as in front of the silver screen. Everyone’s included: Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig; little-known facts about TV’s first shot at 007, the same Bond story that was made into two different films; whatever happened to those wonderful cars and gizmos that thrilled everyone; plus much more. It’s a book for the casual, as well as hardcore, James Bond fan.

James Bond FAQ is filled with biographies, synopses, production stories, and images and illustrations seldom seen in print, leaving little else to be said about the world’s favorite secret agent. This book includes a foreword by Eunice Gayson.

Star Trek FAQ Giveaway

Trivia time! Be the first to answer all four questions correctly and you’ll receive a free copy of Mark Clark’s  Star Trek FAQ . Make sure to include your email so that we can contact you if you win.

1. Who played Khan in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan?

2. Name three civilizations that feature in Star Trek.

3. What is Warp Drive?

4. Who played the original Spock and Captain Kirk?

Jimi Hendrix Trivia

Be the first to answer all three questions correctly in the comments, and you’ll win a free copy of Jimi Hendrix FAQ! Just be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

1. What was the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first hit single?

2. Jimi Hendrix played a famous rendition of what song during Woodstock?

3. Who was the last person to see Jimi Hendrix alive?

Jimi Hendrix left the world too soon at the age of twenty-seven, but, despite the brevity of his career, his body of work is as vital to 20th-century music as that of Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Miles Davis. Hundreds of hours of unreleased studio sessions and concert performances were his salvation.

A modest man but highly competitive musician, Hendrix set the stage for many of the most significant musical movements to emerge between 1970 and 1999, including heavy metal, fusion, glam rock, and rap. Voodoo bluesman, sonic producer, the lyricist that out-Dylaned Dylan: these are what snatch our attention 40 years after his death, as do his “aw, shucks” smile in photos and the raw sexuality of his concert performances. It’s hard to find the man under all the falsehoods told by friends, business associates, and even Jimi himself. Jimi Hendrix FAQ attempts to present the facts in a fast-moving, fan-friendly read.

Win The Beach Boys FAQ!

Time for some Beach Boys trivia. We’re giving away one free copy of The Beach Boys FAQ by Jon Stebbins to the first person who posts all five correct answers to our questions. Don’t forget to leave an email address so we can contact you if you win!

1. Who originally suggested the band change its name from the Pendletones to the Beach Boys?

2. Side Two of Holland’s opens with Carl Wilson’s track, “The Trader” and a voice that says “Hi.” Whose voice is it?

3. Who was Brian Wilson’s first wife?

4. Which member of the band drowned in December 1983?

5. Who was the oldest Wilson brother?

Black Sabbath Trivia

Here’s an end of the week treat for our readers – the first person to correctly answer these five questions (AND include their email addresses so we can contact them) will win a free copy of Black Sabbath FAQ, by Martin Popoff!

1. Why was the Dec. 1, 1973 release date for Sabbath Bloody Sabbath delayed?

2. What year did the earliest known cover of a Black Sabbath song appear on an album?

3. What band did Black Sabbath famously tour with on the Never Say Die tour of 1978?

4. Which band member is quoted as saying, “The only Black Magic that Sabbath got into was a box of chocolates”?

5. What band did Ronnie James Dio leave to join Sabbath?

Unlike any Sabbath book thus far, Black Sabbath FAQ digs deep into quirks, obscure anecdotes, and burning questions surrounding the Sabs. In a fast-moving, topical format, this book covers a tremendous amount of information, delectable to any Sabbath fan, but hard to find in a traditional biography. This rich history lives and breathes and shouts right here. And the voice behind it could not be stronger: Martin Popoff is a heavy metal expert who has authored over 30 books on the subject, including Doom Let Loose, which is widely considered the definitive biography of the band. In Black Sabbath FAQ, Popoff is like a rabid detective unearthing (and sometimes debunking) ancient lore, valiantly covering new ground, applying academic rigor, but then wildly sounding off with lurid opinion. The pendulum swings, and, though disoriented, the serious Sabbath studier is better for it come the book’s doomy conclusion. Dozens of images of rare memorabilia make this book a must-have for fans.

 

U2 FAQ Book Giveaway

 

In celebration of Bono’s birthday today, we’re going to give a free copy of U2 FAQ by  John D. Luerssen (Backbeat Books) to the first person who leaves all four correct answers to these four questions below in comments. You must include your email address so that we can contact you if you win.

 

 

1. What is The Edge’s real name? And Bono’s?

2. What “uncool” childhood hobby did Bono keep under wraps until he had an established music persona?

3. How did Bono acquire his nickname?

4. What is the significance of U23D?

Good Luck !

Beatles Trivia

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The first person to answer all three questions CORRECTLY in the comments will win a free copy of Fab Four FAQ (Hal Leonard Books). You must include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

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.Q: Which Beatle was the first to cross Abbey Road, as depicted on the iconic album’s cover?

Q: Where did George Harrison meet his first wife Pattie Boyd?

Q: What year does Stuart Sutcliffe decide to quit the Beatles?

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Moses Avalon Book Giveaway

YOU could win one of my books!

You can win a free book by Moses Avalon! Just post a comment on this blog post, and make sure you include your email address in your comment so that we can get in contact with you. Check below for some topic suggestions. Five winners will be chosen February 15th.

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Books you could win

100 Answers to 50 Questions on the Music Business

Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract

Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract

Million Dollar Mistakes

Million Dollar Mistakes

Confessions of a Record Producer

Confessions of a Record Producer

Post your thoughts in comments about…

Did you see Moses Avalon at NAMM this year? What are your thoughts on the topics discussed in his panels?

What is the most useful music conference for you? Check out Moses’ top 19 music conference chart to find out what he thinks of each.

Have you read the SOPA bill? What are your thoughts? Find out what Moses says about SOPA and post your ideas in comments.

Have you read any of Moses’ books? What have you learned?

Do you have a question you wish Moses to answer about the music industry? Ask away!

Moses at NAMM
If you’re reading this before NAMM, don’t forget to stop by these panels:
Saturday, Jan. 21st in room 204-A
1p.m. Pre-lecture begins with Moses Avalon. You don’t want to miss this!
1:45 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Economics of the New “Record” Industry
3 p.m.—4 p.m. The Future of Jobs in the Music Space
4 p.m.—5 p.m. The Artist’s New Team
More info here.

Advanced Recording-Contract Negotiations for Music Industry Professionals

Also available from Moses Avalon: Advanced Recording-Contract Negotiations for Music Industry Professionals, available here from Hal Leonard Books.

Moses Avalon is a top-selling author of music-business books and educational tools, which are part of the core curriculum in more than 40 colleges and universities. He is also a music industry consultant, an active lecturer, artists’ rights advocate, and the CEO of the Moses Avalon company. Avalon has been a featured guest on over 50 national radio and television interviews, and his music business newsletter Moses Supposes is considered required reading for industry professionals. Moses Avalon has produced and engineered records for Warner Brothers and BMG, and his work with Grammy Award–winning artists has earned him five platinum records and several Billboard and Ampex Golden Reel awards. He lives in Los Angeles.

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