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The Definitive R.E.M. Greatest Hits

R.E.M. fans were devastated at the news that, after 31 years, the band decided to " call it a day". Their final album will come out November 15, a 40 song retrospective that collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.'s entire back catalog, including the early years on IRS. A brand new song " We All Go Back to Where We Belong" will sent available October 18.     The album " R.E. M. Part Lies, Part Heart. Part Truth, Part Garbage" is available for pre-order on Amazon. com. Here's the line-up! Disc 1: Gardening At Night Radio Free Europe Talk About The Passion Sitting Still So. Central Rain (Don't Go Back To) Rockville Driver 8 Life And How To Live It Begin The Begin Fall On Me Finest Worksong It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) The One I Love Stand Pop Song 89 Get Up Orange Crush Losing My Religion Country Feedback Shiny Happy People Disc 2: The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Everybody Hurts Man On The Moon Nightswimming What's The Frequency, Kenneth? New Test Leper Electrolite At My Most Beautiful The Great Beyond Imitation Of Life Bad Day Leaving New York Living Well Is The Best Revenge Supernatural Superserious ÜBerlin Oh My Heart Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter A Month of Saturdays We All Go Back To Where We Belong Hallelujah
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Paul McCartney Honored

                 Add another honor to the list  for Sir Paul McCartney. The legendary singer/songwriter will be honored as Grammy award’s 2012 MusicCares Person of the Year. MusicCares is a program that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. Sir Paul is being honored not just for his creative accomplishments, but also for his lifelong range of philanthropic activities said Neil Portnow, president of the MusicCares program . Ever modest, McCartney had this to say: "I've been given a great gift -- a life making music -- and it's my privilege to try to make the world a better place by giving back," said McCartney. "For more than 20 years, MusicCares has helped so many music people in times of crisis -- whether with emergency financial assistance or access to addiction recovery resources -- and it is an honor to be recognized as the 2012 MusicCares Person of the Year." Mccartney will be honored in February, 2 days before the 54th annual Grammy Award presentation.  If you have the funds, there’s a silent auction, with an exclusive selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a star-studded tribute concert.  Proceeds from the February 12 concert and auction will go to the MusicCares program. Congratulations to Sir Paul  McCartney!
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My Thoughts about Amy.

When I heard Amy Winehouse had died, I was very saddened. No, it did not come as a suprise, but it's still a loss nonetheless. I rememberback in 2006 when I first heard " Rehab". My head kinda exploded from how great I thought that song was. No one could walk past my desk without me saying " Hey... you gotta hear this".  When the full album arrived, I was so pleased to hear that Rehab wasn't a fluke. Perhaps you only know her music from the few songs on the radio. Maybe you didn't know that she released an album in 2003 called " Frank", after Frank Sinatra. Did you know she was a jazz singer? Check it out: Before she met " the bad husband" and went down the the road to drugs, alcohol and tats, she looked like this: Note  how healthy and sweet she looked. A of this morning, there was no word as to the cause of death.  over the weekend I read stories that said it was bad Ecstacy. But People Magazine is saying there were no drugs hear her , and she was in bed when she died. Whether it was a drug overdose, or just complications from destroying her body, 27 is just too young to die. Yes, she is not a part of the " 27 club", but I, for one, wished she'd have been in the "83 club." Do you think we would have had an " Adele" if there hadn't been an Amy???? RIP Amy, and I leave you with one more song:
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