Saturday, May 31, 2008
Israeli police to question Australian billionaire in Olmert ...
Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson is under investigation in an embezzlement case and has suspended himself from office, while Olmert's longtime office manager was placed under house arrest on suspicions she helped arrange government jobs in return for tax breaks.
Tzvee's Blog: Olmert Investigation Identity Revealed by NY Post
I. LINK By KATE SHEEHYMay 6, 2008 -- A Long Island mogul is at the center of a sensational bribery scandal that could bring down embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, The Post has learned.Millionaire financier Morris Talansky - who runs an investment firm out of his tony home in Woodmere - allegedly passed money to Olmert while the politician was mayor of Jerusalem in the '90s, sources said.In a highly unusual move, Israeli authorities have barred the country's media from publishing Talansky's name - revealed now in The Post - saying it could hamper their investigation.Israeli media has referred only to the involvement of an "American businessman."Talansky is apparently set to sing to Israeli authorities about his alleged role in the scheme, sources said."It looks serious, and it looks like they have a state witness" in Talansky, one source said. Talansky - a philanthropist and political contributor to everyone from Rudy Giuliani to Bill Clinton - is in Jerusalem, where he has an apartment, preparing to head to a closed-door court hearing as early as today, sources said.
Olmert Investigation Identity Revealed by NY Post
_6987140 Israel's AG orders Olmert investigation - Carlsbad Current-Argus
Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Monday ordered police to open a criminal investigation into allegations that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert fraudulently purchased a Jerusalem home well below market value.
Attorney General Meni Mazuz ordered the investigation at the recommendation of the state comptroller, a government watchdog agency that suspects Olmert bought the house from a Jerusalem developer "at a discount," the Justice Ministry said.Olmert, a former mayor of Jerusalem, was a government minister at the time of the 2004 sale.
This is the second criminal investigation launched against Olmert since he became prime minister in May 2006.The other probe concerns suspicions that Olmert, as finance minister in 2005, tried to influence the sale of the government's controlling interest in the country's second-largest bank, Bank Leumi, to favor two associates.
Ehud Olmert: News & Videos about Ehud Olmert - CNN.com
Israeli police investigators raided a ministerial building Tuesday and seized documents related to a fraud investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a police spokesman said.
Authorities raided municipal offices in Jerusalem on Monday as part of a fraud investigation involving Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, police said.
Israeli police investigators raided a ministerial building Tuesday and seized documents related to a fraud investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a police spokesman said.
Authorities raided municipal offices in Jerusalem on Monday as part of a fraud investigation involving Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, police said.
Israel's attorney general has ordered police to carry out a criminal investigation into the purchase of a Jerusalem home by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a statement by the Justice Ministry said.
_police_to_launch_new_olmert_investigation/?rss_id=Boston.com+%2F+News Israeli police to launch new Olmert investigation - Boston.com
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's attorney-general ordered police on Sunday to launch a new criminal investigation into Ehud Olmert's conduct in government before he became prime minister.
Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz said in a statement that the latest investigation would focus on Olmert's tenure as minister of industry, trade and labor.
A statement issued by Olmert's office said that the new investigation was "needless" and that it would ultimately lead nowhere.
The investigation was the latest to target Olmert, whom police questioned last week over suspicions that he, as finance minister, tailored a sale offer for state-owned Bank Leumi to favor a friend.
Another investigation is focused on whether Olmert received a discount on the price of a home he purchased in return for using his influence in Jerusalem's city hall to speed up building permits for the contractor who sold it to him.
Police quiz U.S. tycoon Sheldon Adelson as part of Olmert probe ...
The investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert continued on Tuesday to focus on the search for any quid pro quo that Olmert might have provided to U.S. businessman Morris Talansky in exchange for the hundreds of thousands of dollars he is suspected of giving to Olmert.
Israeli law-enforcement authorities on Tuesday confirmed that both Adelson and Abraham were questioned by police in connection with the investigation but emphasized that they are not suspects and that their statements were intended to establish Olmert's pattern of behavior and that he acted in Talansky's favor.
Earlier on Tuesday, detectives from the police's National Fraud Unit raided offices at the Trade and Industry Ministry in their widening search for a paper trail showing the alleged money trail between Talansky and Olmert.Police did not raid the minister's office, as they did in a previous search in a different Olmert investigation, focusing instead on the ministry's correspondence archive.
Police raid office in Olmert investigation FP Passport
"At present, the investigation is clearly focusing on the period when Olmert served as the minister of industry, trade and labor," the official said, adding that investigators may yet expand their probe to cover the period during which Talansky raised funds for Olmert's various election campaigns."The investigators have solid information regarding envelopes of cash that were handed over to Olmert, and there is no information regarding the fate of that money."
Bush will arrive in Israel tomorrow and plans to meet with Olmert.Asked about the investigation today, he described the Israeli prime minister as "an honest man, an open man, a guy easy to talk to and somebody who understands the vision necessary for Israelis' security."
Olmert under fire as scandals rock Israel - World - theage.com.au
Israel's state comptroller - the official responsible for monitoring governmental abuse - was yesterday reported to have called for a criminal investigation into the appointment of three supporters of Mr Olmert's then party, Likud, to paid government posts.
Police raid trade ministry in Olmert case - Israel-Palestinians ...
A poll Monday said six of 10 Israelis think Olmert is not capable of promoting peace with the Palestinians because of the investigation. Sixty percent of those polled also said they don’t believe Olmert’s claim that he didn’t funnel money into his own pocket. The survey had a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
An Israeli police official said investigators are looking into many allegations against Olmert, including possible money laundering, accepting bribes and campaign finance violations.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing, said the case is looking at a 12-year period.
The Associated Press: Report: NY businessman linked to probe of ...
Y. (AP) — A New York-area businessman and philanthropist has emerged as a key figure in an Israeli investigation into financial dealings of Ehud Olmert that have cast a new cloud over the embattled prime minister.
The investigation, which emerged last week, threatens to embarrass Olmert as the country marks its 60th anniversary of independence on Thursday. Dozens of world leaders, including President Bush, are scheduled to join celebrations next week.
But the investigation could limit Olmert's ability to pursue that agenda.
YouTube - What Israelis think about the Olmert investigation - 28 May
Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Jerusalem on what Israelis think abo... Added: May 28, 2008 (Less info) A US businessman has revealed how he gave Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, large sums of money in personal loans.Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Jerusalem on what Israelis think about the investigation into bribery allegations against their country's leader.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Israelis Flock to 'Book Week' Stands - Inside Israel - Israel News ...
(IsraelNN.com) Israel Book Week - actually, 11 days of book-travaganzas in cities all over the country - opened Wednesday night. Over 7,000 new books were published last year.
Jewish Book Week 2008 Israel at 60
In a unique 15 minute film shot in Israel exclusively for our Jewish Book Week audience, the multitalented writer and film-maker Etgar Keret and internationally acclaimed writer Amos Oz open tonight’s discussion on Israel at 60.
Going Back to the Books
After years of decline, book sales in Israel are once again on the rise. Mass participation in the annual Hebrew Book Week is yet more proof that Israelis are still avid consumers of the written word.
Despite the temptations posed by television, computers and even the increasingly popular Internet, Israelis appear not to have lost their flavor for reading. An estimated 45 percent of Israel's population visits book fairs during the annual Hebrew Book Week, held throughout the country in early summer. Sales statistics also show that, in Israel at least, books are far from obsolete: Amnon Ben Shmuel, managing director of the Book Publishers' Association of Israel, reveals that book sales in Israel are on the rise again after many years of decline.
Israel boasts more than 200 publishing houses, including 70 major publishing enterprises, producing books mostly in Hebrew, with a large minority in Arabic, English and Russian. Ben Shmuel also notes that Israel publishes over 4,000 new books each year, or an average of ten new titles each day. This is the second highest per-capita output of any country; the highest belongs to the People's Republic of China. Hebrew Book Week is an Israeli tradition of unique scope and popularity. In cities and small towns across the country, parks and squares fill with booths in which publishers and book stores display and sell their wares. "In other places in the world, there are some city and even regional events," observes Ben Shmuel, "but nothing on this scale.
It is a colorful event, which draws people who might not otherwise purchase books." The first Hebrew Book Week was held in Tel Aviv in 1926 by several local publishers. The modern event, in its current nationwide format, has been held every year since 1961. Another major literary event in Israel is the Jerusalem International Book Fair, held biennially in Israel's capital, which is the world's second largest book fair.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_Book_Week Hebrew Book Week - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hebrew Book Week is an annual event celebrating literature in the State of Israel. During the Hebrew Book Week, large day-long outdoor book fairs are organized in Israel's major cities in which publishing houses advertise and sell their products, often at a discount. Book stores in Israel typically offer sales during this time which can last up to a month.
http://jrichman.blogspot.com/2007/06/46th-annual-hebrew-book-week.html Good News from Israel: 46th Annual Hebrew Book Week
Tonight begins the 46th annual Hebrew Book Week. Over the next 10 days there will be book related events in every major city in Israel. In Jerusalem, the main book fair will take place in the old train station. The Jewish National and University Library (JNUL) has collated data about books published in Israel during 2006.The JNUL is the legal deposit library of Israel, and receives, according to the "Book Act", two copies of each book, journal, cassette or disk published in Israel. The publications are catalogued in the JNUL catalogue, in the Israel national bibliography and in the Israel Union List. From their website:"During the previous year 8,608 new Israeli titles were registered by the Legal Deposit Department of the JNUL: 6,840 books, 915 new periodicals, and 650 non-print titles, such as CDs and cassettes. In addition, 12,874 issues of current periodicals were received in JNUL.
The JNUL catalogue is the most comprehensive in Israel, and includes the vast majority of the titles published in Israel. "You can see additional information at their website at:http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/eng/lgd-statistics-2007.html
I plan to pay a visit to the Jerusalem book fair next week. I visited these fairs in the past and not only is it fun to leaf through new books and get discounts - it is also great to see Am Yisrael expressing themselves (both sellers and buyers) as the "people of the book".
Have an Environmentally and Child Friendly Hebrew Book Week ...
A tradition that began with modest book stalls on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv in 1926, Hebrew Book Week has since grown to enormous dimensions and every municipality and book store in Israel finds a way to celebrate the event.
(IsraelNN.com) Israel's annual Hebrew Book Week opens today, with very large book fairs - free of charge - in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva, and smaller ones in some 60 other cities throughout the country. The fair in Jerusalem will be held in the Israel Museum, and in Tel Aviv it will take place in Ganei Yehoshua.
Some statistics: This is Israel's 43rd annual Book Week...Some 3,000 books were published in Israel last year - down from 4,000 in 2001... 150 publishers are taking part in Book Week...A quarter of the books were published by religious circles...
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The annual event called Hebrew Book Week, started on May 28th at the Old Railway Station in Jerusalem. The Book Fair will be held there until June 7th. The Hebrew Book Week was invented by Mrs. Bracha Peli, founder of Masada Press in 1926, but only Since 1961 it has become a country wide celebration. Many books are published especially towards this event, and many authors come to the fair to speak and to give autographs.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
- Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes
Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter, mailed from Nigeria, offers the recipient the "opportunity" to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author, a self-proclaimed government official, is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria. The recipient is encouraged to send information to the author, such as blank letterhead stationery, bank name and account numbers and other identifying information using a facsimile number provided in the letter. Some of these letters have also been received via E-mail through the Internet.
Medicare fraud can take the form of any of the health insurance frauds described above. Senior citizens are frequent targets of Medicare schemes, especially by medical equipment manufacturers who offer seniors free medical products in exchange for their Medicare numbers. Because a physician has to sign a form certifying that equipment or testing is needed before Medicare pays for it, con artists fake signatures or bribe corrupt doctors to sign the forms.
Letters of credit frauds are often attempted against banks by providing false documentation to show that goods were shipped when, in fact, no goods or inferior goods were shipped.
Other letter of credit frauds occur when con artists offer a "letter of credit" or "bank guarantee" as an investment wherein the investor is promised huge interest rates on the order of 100 to 300 percent annually. Such investment "opportunities" simply do not exist. (See Prime Bank Notes for additional information.)
The purpose of these frauds is generally to encourage the victim to send money to a foreign bank where it is eventually transferred to an off-shore account that is in the control of the con artist. From there, the victim's money is used for the perpetrator's personal expenses or is laundered in an effort to make it disappear.
Pyramid schemes, also referred to as franchise fraud, or chain referral schemes, are marketing and investment frauds in which an individual is offered a distributorship or franchise to market a particular product. The real profit is earned, not by the sale of the product, but by the sale of new distributorships. Emphasis on selling franchises rather than the product eventually leads to a point where the supply of potential investors is exhausted and the pyramid collapses.
- FCIC: Scams and Frauds
Scams and Frauds Here are some of the Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
Oil and Gas Investment Frauds - October 2006
FTC Survey Shows Advance-Fee Scams Top the List of Consumer Frauds - November 2004
- Fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Many hoaxes are fraudulent, although those not made for personal gain are not technically frauds. Defrauding people of money is presumably the most common type of fraud, but there have also been many fraudulent "discoveries" in art, archaeology, and science.
investment frauds, such as Ponzi schemes
securities frauds such as pump and dump
pious frauds, a form of fraud in religion motivated by sincere zeal
Frauds, Spies, and Lies - and How to Defeat Them.
- Frauds and Scams Crimes of Persuasion - An Investigators Resource
The Institute of Internal Auditors recently invited me to deliver a presentation regarding the various and sundry scams and frauds promoted via the Internet. As I prepared the outline for that presentation, several of the investigators I network with requested copies for their review. Many reported that they found the drafts useful and informative and several suggested that I write a book.
Rather than continue to produce copies of my outline, revise them and re-revise the revisions for my professional colleagues, I have established this web site. I hope that those among us who are interested in the investigation of swindlers, grifters, frauds and scams find it useful.
- BestFrauds -- best frauds, scams and big company cons in America Today
The Best Frauds, Scams, and Big Company Cons in America Today
That mission is to:
1. Expose the BEST FRAUDS going on in America today.
2.Warn consumers to be wary of these scams and frauds.
3. Post your experiences on this site so others can learn.
4. Show how inept our Government is at fixing the scams.
5. Read the Best Frauds and scams below, including companies lying to the public, and intricate corporate scams:
We're not talking about complaints here -- there are always complaints against airline companies. No, these are outright frauds, one of the best of them by a company called "Best Fares". In fact it was they and their irresponsible attitude about consumer fraud that inspired our site's name -- Best Frauds -- and got this site started! Read the classic discount air fare scam that started it all, right here.
How can you tell the difference? Read the frauds listed on this site. Each one has a theme, that the company is violating a rule or law of commerce set down by the government, who of course is too slow or stupid to enforce their laws. Without obvious fraudulent intent, or "final result", on the part of the seller or provider, we can't publish it here.
We will try to verify your situation, but we can't intercede for you. The best we can do is publish all verified frauds, so others will know.
- Crimes of Persuasion: Nigerian email scams, consumer frauds.
Frauds and Scams - run by former enforcement official unafraid to tell it like it is.
- Spam: Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet
Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Henna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henna or Hina (Lawsonia inermis, syn. L. alba) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia in semi-arid zones.
Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 2–6 m high. It is glabrous, multibranched with spine tipped branchlets. Leaves are opposite, entire, glabrous, sub-sessile, elliptical, and broadly lanceolate (1. 5–5. 0 cm x 0. 5–2 cm), acuminate, having depressed veins on the dorsal surface.
The leaves gradually yellow and fall during prolonged dry or cool intervals. Henna flowers have four sepals and a 2 mm calyx tube with 3 mm spread lobes. Petals are obvate, white or red stamens inserted in pairs on the rim of the calyx tube. Ovary is four celled, style up to 5 mm long and erect.
3 Traditions of henna as body art
Henna, Lawsonia inermis, produces a red-orange dye molecule, lawsone. This molecule has an affinity for bonding with protein, and thus has been used to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather, silk and wool. Henna's indigenous zone is the tropical savannah and tropical arid zone, in latitudes between 15° and 25° N and S from Africa to the western Pacific rim, and produces highest dye content in temperatures between 35°C and 45°C. It does not thrive where minimum temperatures are below 11°C. Temperatures below 5°C will kill the henna plant. The dye molecule, lawsone, is primarily concentrated in the leaves, and is in the highest levels in the petioles of the leaf.
Henna is commercially cultivated in western India, Pakistan, Morocco, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Presently the Pali district of Rajasthan is the most heavily cultivated henna production area in India, with over 100 henna processors operating in Sojat City.
Though henna has been used for body art and hair dye since the Bronze Age, henna has had a recent renaissance in body art due to improvements in cultivation, processing, and the diasporas of people from traditional henna using regions.
Henna for sale at the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul
In the Bible's Song of Songs and Song of Solomon, henna is referred to as Camphire.
(An old spelling of Camphor.)
Henna will repel some insect pests and mildew.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has not approved henna for direct application to the skin. It is unconditionally approved as a hair dye, and can only be imported for that purpose. Henna imported into the USA which appears to be for use as body art is subject to seizure, and at present it is illegal to use henna for body art in the U. S. ,though prosecution is rare. The fast black stains of “black henna” are not made with henna, but are from p-phenylenediamine. This can cause severe allergic reactions and permanent scarring. No henna can make a black stain on a torso in ½ hour. P-phenylenediamine can stain skin black quickly, but the FDA specifically forbids PPD to be used for that purpose.
Henna body art is made by applying henna paste to the skin: the lawsone in the paste migrates into the outermost layer of the skin and makes a red-brown stain.
Whole, unbroken henna leaves will not stain the skin. Henna will not stain skin until the lawsone molecules are made available (released) from the henna leaf. Fresh henna leaves will stain the skin if they are smashed with a mildly acidic liquid. This will stain skin within moments, but it is difficult to form intricate patterns from coarse crushed leaves. Dried ground, sifted henna leaves are easily worked into a paste that can be used to make intricate body art. Commercially available henna powder is made by drying the henna leaves and milling them to powder, then the powder is sifted. This powder is mixed with lemon juice, strong tea, or other mildly acidic liquids. Essential oils with high levels of "terps", monoterpene alcohols such as tea tree, eucalyptus, cajeput, or lavender will improve skin stain characteristics.
The henna mix must rest for 6 to 12 hours so the leaf cellulose is dissolved, making the lawsone available to stain the skin. This is mixed to a toothpaste consistency and applied with a one of many traditional tools, including resist techniques, shading techniques, and thicker paste techniques, or the modern cellowrap cone.
Henna for Hair - Frequently Asked Questions
There are 3 green plant powders: Neutral Henna, Red Henna and Black Henna. Only one of them is henna!
Neutral henna, a green powder that smells like freshly cut grass, is neither henna nor neutral. Cassia obovata contains anthraquinones, particuarly Chrysophanic acid, a remarkable anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.
Red henna, a green powder that smells like hay, is Lawsonia inermis, commonly known as henna. The leaves of the henna plant have a red-orange dye molecule, Lawsone, a napthaquinone. Henna will stain your hair red-orange; but this stain is translucent and will combine with your natural color. Body art quality henna has a much higher dye content than the henna usually sold for hair. Henna is the best hair conditioner of all. It will make your hair heavy, thick and silky.
Black henna, a green powder that smells like frozen peas, is neither black nor henna. It is indigo, Indigofera tinctoria.
What kinds of henna are there?
Learn about the history of henna for hair: http://www. hennaforhair. com/history/
Lawsonia alba and Lawsonia spinoza are misleading older names for Lawsonia Inermis. When henna is a small and immature plant, it has low dye content and is spineless; when mature, it develops spines and higher dye content. Henna plants undergo this change when they are 3 years old. When western botanists saw juvenile and mature henna plants, they thought they were seeing two species, and gave them different botanical names. Lawsonia also has different colors of flowers. The plants with white flowers are sometimes called var. alba, but they are used for dye as are the plants with yellow, pink and red flowers.
Can you get different colors from different parts of the henna plant?
Only henna leaves have dye, and the highest content is in the leaf petiole. There is no dye in the bark, twigs, or rootstock of Lawsonia inermis, and certainly not different colors such as black. The roots of henna are never harvested for dye, as henna is a small tree that is kept in production for many years. Though henna is grown in many different countries, the henna dye molecule is always the same red orange. The leaf’s dye content differs according to climate and soil conditions, so the dye saturation may differ, but henna is not black in one country and red in another country.
Some Blonde, Brown, Auburn, Mahogany, and other “shades” of henna are mixes of amla, indigo, walnut, rhubarb, and Lawsonia, with other plant or synthetic dyes added, and may have metallic salts added. Many of these products have no henna whatsoever and are chemical dyes. This is a completely bogus addition, as far as henna itself is concerned and is the biggest indicator that your product is NOT even close to being 100% pure henna! The labeling on these products is often misleading, inaccurate, false, or entirely missing. The quality is often very poor.
Once the henna’s dye has oxidized and reached its final shades, the color is permanently impregnated into the strand. Shampooing, chlorine, blow-drying, will all cause some type of degradation. Because there is a single-compound natural dye in henna, it is far less likely to go brassy or bronze like multiple-compound synthetic dyes, which will degrade and change color after a shorter period of time, and do not bond to the hair in the same way.
As with some chemical dyes, repeated applications of true henna or henna mixes develop a richer, deeper color with each succeeding application. Think of a teaspoonful of coffee in a white cup. It will look very light brown.
Each application coats the last, changing the depth and bounce of the light wavelengths off your hair and giving the appearance of progressively deeper richer color each time. If you only henna your hair once, it may lighten a few shades from its peak color, but the henna’s essential color will remain until it grows out and is cut off unless it is stripped out with a chemical process.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
ISIS is the longest running Bob Dylan magazine still in print. Established since 1985, our aim is to provide Dylan enthusiasts with a comprehensive magazine regarding all aspects of Dylan's life and work.
We publish exclusive articles, interviews and rare and exclusive photographs of Bob Dylan. In fact, ISIS is everything that you will ever need in a Dylan magazine.
Renowned authority on the life and works of Bob Dylan, Derek Barker founded the international Bob Dylan magazine ISIS in September 1985 and has edited this highly respected journal uninterruptedly for over twenty years. ISIS magazine is sold through this website and has subscribers in 32 countries.
Over the years, Barker has contributed regularly to BBC Radio programs on Bob Dylan and has been featured on the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Northern Ireland, BBC Radio Scotland as well as numerous local radio stations. He has also appeared on the BBC 2 television program 'The Culture Show' and Channel 4s Breakfast News talking about Bob Dylan.
Derek has also had two books published, the first book, a collection of writings and interviews from the back pages of ISIS. 'ISIS: A Bob Dylan Anthology' (Helter Skelter Publishing, 2001) received almost universal rave reviews. It sold out a hardback edition and two paperback printings. A revised edition of the book (Helter Skelter Publishing 2004) remains in print.
The second collection of writings from ISIS, Bob Dylan Anthology 2 - 20 Years of ISIS, (Chrome Dreams, 2005) is a bumper 368-page book, which was published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ISIS magazine, and is also still in print.
Barker has had his writings on Bob Dylan published in journals in England, the USA and Japan. He has worked on three CD projects with his current publisher, Chrome Dreams, writing the liner notes for two of them, and has advised on, and appeared in, the DVD documentary films 'Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966' and 'After The Crash: Bob Dylan 1966-1978'. Barker�s status as an expert on all things Dylan is such that he regularly advises premier auction house Christie�s (both in London and New York) on the authenticity of items of Dylan memorabilia.
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The Bob Dylan Bootleg Museum We are now receiving 2,000,000 (two million) hits per month!Thanks to you for making us one of the most popular Dylan websites on the net!
This is intended to be as definitive a listing as possible of interviews with Bob Dylan, including both press conferences and "one to one" interviews.
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Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-conscious narratives.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan Bob Dylan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of Dylan's best known work is from the 1960s when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. Forty years later, his 2001 album "Love and Theft", reached the top five on the charts in the U.
His musical focus on rock and roll gave way to an interest in subtler, Gael-inflected American folk music, typically performed with an acoustic guitar. He soon became actively involved in the local Dinkytown folk music circuit, fraternizing with local folk enthusiasts and occasionally "borrowing" many of their albums.  During his Dinkytown days, Zimmerman began introducing himself as "Bob Dylan". In his autobiography, Chronicles (2004), Dylan wrote: "What I was going to do as soon as I left home was just call myself Robert Allen. . . . It sounded like a Scottish king and I liked it. " However, by reading Downbeat magazine, he discovered that there was already a saxophonist called David Allyn.
In January 1961, he headed for New York City to perform and to visit his ailing musical idol Woody Guthrie in a New Jersey hospital. Guthrie had been a huge revelation to Dylan and was a major influence. In the hospital room, Dylan also met Woody's old road-buddy Ramblin' Jack Elliott visiting Guthrie the day after returning from his trip to Europe. Bob and Jack became friends and much of Guthrie's repertoire was actually channelled through Elliott.
His performances, like his first Columbia album Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with some of his own songs. As he continued to record for Columbia, he recorded more than a dozen songs for Broadside Magazine a folk music magazine and record label, under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt. In August 1962, Robert Allen Zimmerman went to the Supreme Court building in New York and changed his name to Robert Dylan.
By the time his next record, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, was released in 1963, he had begun to make his name as both singer and songwriter.
His next album, Another Side of Bob Dylan, recorded on a single June evening in 1964, had a lighter mood than its predecessor. The surreal Dylan reemerged on "I Shall Be Free #10" and "Motorpsycho Nightmare", accompanied by a sense of humor that has often reappeared over the years. "Spanish Harlem Incident" and "To Ramona" were love songs, "I Don't Believe You" a rock and roll song played on acoustic guitar, and "It Ain't Me Babe" a rejection of the role his reputation thrust at him.
That summer Bob Dylan made history by performing his first electric set (since his high school days) with a pickup group drawn mostly from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, i. e. Mike Bloomfield, guitar, Sam Lay, drums, Jerome Arnold, bass, plus Al Kooper, organ and Barry Goldberg, piano, at the Newport Folk Festival. Dylan had appeared at Newport twice before in 1963 and 1964, and two wildly divergent accounts of the crowd's response in 1965 emerged. The settled fact is that Dylan, met with a mix of cheering and booing, left the stage after only three songs. As one version of the legend has it, the boos were from the outraged folk fans Dylan alienated by his electric guitar. An alternative account has it that audience members were upset by poor sound quality and a surprisingly short set. Whatever sparked the crowd's disfavor, Dylan soon reemerged and sang two much better received solo acoustic numbers, "It's All over Now, Baby Blue" and "Mr.
While Dylan and the Hawks met increasingly receptive audiences on tour, their studio efforts floundered. Producer Bob Johnston had been trying to persuade Dylan to record in Nashville for some time. In February 1966 Dylan agreed and Johnston surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men. At Dylan's insistence, Robertson and Kooper came down from New York City to play on the sessions. The Nashville sessions created what Dylan later called "that thin wild mercury sound" - Blonde on Blonde (1966.)
http://www.expectingrain.com Bob Dylan - Expecting Rain
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This page is dedicated to providing Bob Dylan concert information and links to other Bob Dylan related sites.
Wanted - 8mm, 16mm film of Bob Dylan from 1941 - 1978 (concert or offstage). Also looking for Bob Dylan concert posters from the 1960s, early photographs 1941 - 1969 and audio tapes of his shows from the 1960s. Willing to buy or trade.
Bob Dylan 2006 Tour Guide A unique poster listing the name of the venue will be sold at each show. Posters will be limited to several hundred per show and they should become highly collectible.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001168 Bob Dylan
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) (writer: 'Like a Rolling Stone', 'Little Richard', 'When I Got Troubles', 'Teen Love Serenade', 'Mr.
'Unplugged' (1episode, 1994) . . . aka MTV Unplugged - Bob Dylan (1994) TVEpisode
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Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993) (TV) . . . .
Monday, May 26, 2008
Boy george - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
* Boy george (born George Alan O'Dowd 14 June 1961 in Eltham, London) is an English singer-songwriter and club DJ who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae.
* Boy george's androgynous style caught the attention of music executive Malcolm McLaren (of Sex Pistols fame), who arranged for O'Dowd to perform with the group Bow Wow Wow, featuring Annabella Lwin. Boy george's association with Bow Wow Wow ended soon afterwards, and he started his own group with bassist Mikey Craig. The group was to be called In Praise Of Lemmings, but the name was later abandoned. Jon Moss (who had drummed with The Damned, Adam and the Ants and London) then joined the group.
* Several days later, keyboardist Michael Rudetski, who played on From Luxury to Heartache and had co-written “Sexuality” and "What Have I Got To Lose" with George, was found dead of a heroin overdose in George's home. This followed a second death, friend Mark Vaultier who overdosed on methadone and Valium at a party Boy george was attending but got arrested en route on suspicion of carrying drugs. A tour of America was cancelled and the group had disbanded by late 1986.
* The album (the tentative title of which, "Popularity Breeds Contempt", also survived as opening line spoken at the beginning of the 1993 collection called "At Worst: The Best of Boy george and Culture Club") was shelved, as it were, in favour of the recent growing interest in rock for George.
* Some of the tracks from those sessions appeared later on The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit Volume One, which was at first sold on the internet only and then distributed by several minor labels. Another project from the time was a new group that would include Boy george and two long-time musicians, John Themis and Richie Stevens. Initially named "Shallow", it was later re-named "Dubversive". The project took place in 1997 and was to include trip-hop, dub and reggae.
* "When Will You Learn" was also nominated for the Best Dance Recording, at the Grammy Awards. In 1999, Boy george collaborated on songs with dance-oriented acts. For example, "Why Go," a slow-paced track with Faithless, from their Sunday 8 PM LP, was later released in a remixed form in some European countries and Australia. A track was done with Groove Armada, named "Innocence Is Lost", but was only released on a promo 12" in 1999.
* Boy george was nominated for a Tony Awards for the "Best Musical Score", receiving good reviews about all the original songs included in the show. In 2002, Boy george released U Can Never B2 Straight, an "unplugged" collection of rare and lesser known acoustic works. It contained unreleased tracks from previous years as well as some ballads from Cheapness And Beauty and the Culture Club album Don't Mind if I Do. It received the best reviews of Boy george's solo career, many of them highlighting his strong song writing abilities. The record was only released in the UK and Japan, and received almost no promotion from Virgin Records, only rising to 147 on the UK album charts.
* From 2002 to 2004, under the pseudonym "the Twin", Boy george experimented in electronica, releasing limited edition 7" singles and promo records. Performed in small venues such as the Nag Nag Club, the material was considered innovative, but not commercially marketable. This period, however, was a very creative and liberating one for George; for "the Twin," could sing whatever he wanted. The limited releases included four 500 to 520 copies 7", one limited 12" (for Sanitized) and a promo cd, 1000 copies 13-track album Yum Yum. Two years later, it was released via digital outlets like itunes.
* A collaboration with electronic combo T-Total, the album was a collection of covers of songs by Jefferson Airplane, David Bowie, John Lennon, Dusty Springfield, T-Rex, and the Eurythmics among others. It is suggested that Boy george's numerous abandoned projects are due to his broad interest and need to explore other creative mediums such as photography, writing, and fashion.
* A reggae-ton oriented EP was also planned for August 2006 but was never released. Some recent tracks were shared by George himself in late 2006 and early 2007 on his YouTube account, his three myspace pages and sometimes on his official site. In January 2007, Boy george released "Time Machine" on Plan A Records.
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* British singer Boy george combined a strong, soulful singing voice with a provocative sense of fashion, both of which were first brought to the attention of English and American audiences in the group Culture Club, for whom he served. . .
The ultimate homepage dedicated to DJ, author and pop icon Boy george
* Apr 22, 2008 Boy george has announced the first round of dates for a summer North American tour.
* Apr 21, 2008 Boy george stunned the crowd at the Bacardi B-Live music festival in Moscow by singing in Russian with the Pyatnitsky folk choir. According to Russia Today he says he’s totally in love with Russia and her music. And to prove that, he learned the language. "There are a lot of things to explore in Russia,” Boy george said.
* Mar 30, 2008 "We met on my first trip to LA when I was travelling with Boy george. He was touring and we had a make-up artist friend who was throwing one of these brunches where they get together a load of celebrities who vicariously know each other in honour of someone or other.
* Jan 24, 2008 The Boy george tour have started!The excellent site www. allaboutboygeorge. com have photos of the merchandise.
* Jan 13, 2008 We asked John Themis some questions about the up and coming tour with Boy george in January 2008. John even shared some photos with us and - voilà - here's a proper interview 4 ya! Thanks to John and my friends!
* Jul 20, 2007 I'm in the process of encoding my entire VHS collection of Boy george, Culture Club and related video clips. Why not showing You some of my clips when I spend all the time to encode them and all! So I'm joining the tube and sharing some clips You might enjoy.
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YouTube - Culture Club - Boy george: Karma Chameleon.
* Culture Club - Boy george: Karma Chameleon.
* Added: November 09, 2007 (Less info) I Love Boy george ;).
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