Saturday, 30 October 2010

SWITCHED ON AT THE LIZARD

Look At Me Now ... with those light bulbs!
Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! I was visiting the Lizard Point lighthouse in south Cornwall earlier this week and, whilst touring the facility, I asked the very obliging guide whether I could have a photo taken with some of the light bulbs that are used within the refractory!

Naturally, as an avid Electric Light Orchestra [ELO] fan, this photograph reminds me of the familiar light bulb artwork that was so heavily utilized by EMI/Harvest for ELO's self-titled first album [or "No Answer" as it was called in the US] and it just so happened that Yours Truly KJS was wearing [for the first time in ages] my 1994 ELO Part II "Moment Of Truth" tour T-shirt. "After All", they are a good match and I really felt that I was in my element! What "Do Ya" think?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 30-Oct-2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010

RECOMMENDED: SEAN MACK PAGE

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Today we have the three [3] only available videos for you to peruse which feature Sean Mack Page, via his YouTube channel at:

www.youtube.com/user/oldwestlvr

We have the music video for Fragile X's single "Colorado Way Of Feeling" plus a couple of nice SMP drum solos for your perusal and delectation. And all three [3] tracks can also be found at the ELO Beatles Forever YouTube channel too:

Sean Page Drum Solo
Sean Page Drum Solo 2

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 24-Oct-2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

IMAGINOS: PATHWAYS NOW OPEN

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! #150: My good friend Sean Mack Page is a top drummer, percussionist, singer and producer. A new album with his latest project Imaginos has now been released and is now available in CD format from amazon.com thus:


Meanwhile, why not have a read of the two [2] articles written by Yours Truly KJS that launched Sean Mack Page into the ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] universe thus:


Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2010

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

RECOMMENDED: BEATLES & BEYOND RADIO SHOW [Pete Dicks]

The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus" inspired the concept of ELO by Roy Wood ...
Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Being as the concept of the Electric Light Orchestra was inspired by that classic Beatles song entitled "I Am The Walrus" and the love of the music of The Beatles musicology by ELO's mainstay Jeff Lynne is well documented as well as the fact that the jewel of the "Secret Messages" crown is that 'missing' gem "Beatles Forever", there has long been a true and strong connection between The Beatles musical family and ELO [for very many other reasons].

It should therefore be of no surprise to regular visitors, friends and followers of ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] that Yours Truly KJS recommends that you tune into Pete Dicks' fantastic Beatles and Beyond radio show thus whenever the occasion arises thus:


Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 19-Oct-2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

INTRODUCING: HAMILTON RADIO

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! If you are looking for a great local radio station over in NJ or if you are looking for one to listen to on the internet, Yours Truly KJS can do no better than recommend THE most family friendly, ELO [and related artistes] friendly and fantastic radio station which is Hamilton Radio.
I've not heard so much consistently good music on a radio station for absolutely ages and ELO, ELO Part II, The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II] et al are also no strangers here too. Hamilton Radio also play tracks by Sean Mack Page's two bands Fragile X and Imaginos as well as Phil Hatton's project WelshMansHill. So if I were you, I'd go listen to:
www.hamiltonradio.net

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Hamilton Radio to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 17-Oct-2010

Monday, 11 October 2010

FIRST LIGHT: 2011 ELO CONVENTION

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Within a day of the 18th anniversary of the memorable Barnardos charity concert at the NEC headlined by ELO Part II and Roy Wood back in 1992, there is now more meat on the bone regarding the first night of the 2011 ELO Convention in Tamworth, Staffordshire thus.

Friday 19th August
"Out Of The Blue" Radio Disco with Tina McBain, Alex Farrell, Pete Dicks and Jeff Cooper. An evening designed so that we can all get together, chat, chill, have a social and a good 'ol dance.

The tickets for the Friday evening of the ELO Convention 2011 Weekender will be on sale next week from the Tamworth Tourist Information Centre [TIC] and are attractively priced at £8 each. The venue has a capacity of approximately 300 so you had better get your Credit/Debit cards out and ready folks! Here are the contact details for TIC:

Tamworth Information Centre, 29 Market Street,
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7LR

t: ++ 44 [0] 1827 709581 or ++ 44 [0] 1827 709618
f: ++ 44 [0] 1827 709582
Opening hours: Monday [09:00 to 15:30] and Tuesday to Saturday [09:30 to 16:30]

COMING SOON: 2011 ELO CONVENTION
REVEALED: 2011 ELO CONVENTION DATES

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 11-Oct-2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

JANE WILKINSON'S AUTUMN 2010 NEWSLETTER

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Please be advised that Jane Wilkinson of the fantastic elo.rockfans.co.uk web site has now issued her Autumn 2010 The Orchestra NewsletterJane often has the 'inside track' on all things The Orchestra and her site is one of my prized recommendations for ELO fans! You can access the fruit of her labour directly by clicking on the link below thus:


Yours Truly KJS is also pleased to announce that Jane will shortly be also publishing her new Beatles Blues and Blue Violin Project [BBBV] Newsletter too. As with both of Jane's fantastic publications, there is an open offer from ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] to assist in her endeavours!

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Jane Wilkinson's 'The Orchestra' Newsletter to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 10-Oct-2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

REVEALED: 2011 ELO CONVENTION DATES

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Tina McBain of The Beatles Blues and Blue Violin Project [BBBV] has now revealed the dates for the 2011 ELO Convention in Tamworth, Staffordshire. More details will follow when known:

Friday 19th August
"Out of the Blue" Radio Disco with Tina McBain, Alex Farrell, Pete Dicks and Jeff Cooper - First night is simply dance yourself dizzy!

Saturday 20th August
"A Little Light On An Electric Night II" - Second night is an acoustic garden party and barbecue!

Sunday 21st August
The main convention event at Tamworth Assembly Rooms from 12:00PM until 10:00PM - lots of stuff in a fun packed day!
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 06-Oct-2010

Sunday, 3 October 2010

COMING SOON: PATHWAYS [Imaginos]

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! This is an unashamed advertisement for my good buddy Sean Mack Page's new album by his latest band Imaginos. You may recall my recent article: RECOMMENDED: SEAN MACK PAGE which detailed the ELO connection with Sean's previous band Fragile X. The new recording is entitled "Pathways" and is heavily influenced by both ELO and The Move. You can now download tracks at myspace.com and Yours Truly KJS is told that a CD will be released soon!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 03-Oct-2010