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TIME LIFE magazine holiday gift guide via 360 MAGAZINE.

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring the Very Best DVD and Music Collections

From Elvis Presley to The Beatles and The Rolling Stone, The Temptations and The Supremes, The Ed Sullivan Show broadcast the music revolution into living rooms across America. Perfect for holiday gift giving, Time Life presents ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS, a spectacular DVD collector’s set featuring two decades of historic music performances from the longest-running and most iconic prime-time variety show in television history

From the late 50s through the early ’70s — families across America gathered around their television every Sunday night to watch The Ed Sullivan Show. And while the country and its music underwent an enormous evolution over the course of those years, the show not only kept up with the times, but it informed them — evidenced by the wide variety of acts fortunate enough to perform live on the stage of Studio 50. From slick-haired snarlers to soulful singing groups to rebellious rockers from across the Atlantic, Ed Sullivan’s musical guests were a who’s who of the era’s popular culture. And today, they’re regarded as some of the greatest artists of all time. The long and winding road of music history is full of forks, but from the 1950s through the early ’70s, one stop was essential: The Ed Sullivan Show.

The acclaimed TV DVD archivists at Time Life invite music lovers and classic TV aficionados to experience the excitement of these once-in-a-lifetime performances in one spectacular DVD collection: ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS. From rock n’ roll legends to shimmering soul superstars, The British Invasion to Folk Rock, psychedelic pop, and so much more, Ed Sullivan showcased them all on his Sunday Night variety show, week after unforgettable week. This set brings the very best of these performances together in one memorable 10-disc set, featuring 128 live, uncut performances from the greatest performers and musical icons of the 20th century including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Supremes The Band, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, Herman’s Hermits, Buddy Holly, The Jackson 5, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and many many more!

Aside from these legendary performances, ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS also features never-before-released full interviews from The History of Rock N’ Roll documentary series, including David Crosby, Felix Cavaliere, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michelle Phillips, Peter Noone, Roger McGuinn and more, a collectible, full-color 36-page booklet, packed with archival photos and fascinating facts, along with The All-Star Comedy Special, a free bonus DVD which includes performances by the top comedians on The Ed Sullivan Show including Alan King, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and many more. (Available exclusively from Time Life $119.96).

Since the earliest days of country music, gospel music spilled from the Sunday morning church pews and was recorded by the popular artists of the day. And it’s that powerful and undeniable connection between its most iconic performers and gospel that’s celebrated in the inspirational 10-disc collector’s set, AMAZING GRACE: COUNTRY STARS SING SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE, available just in time for holiday gift giving!

Spotlighting some of the best-loved artists in country music, and featuring 153 incredible live performances, this collection is filled with the sharing of powerful songs of faith that have reverberated inside church walls and concert halls for decades. 

Now for the very first time, home audiences can enjoy live performances of the greatest country artists performing songs of faith and hope, all in one stunning, star-studded collection. Highlighted by live performances from Alan Jackson, Alabama, the Statler Brothers, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, George Jones, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Gatlin Brothers and dozens more, they’ve all gone back to their roots to revive such timeless hymns as “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “In the Garden”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more!  A powerful intersection between faith and art, this collectible set also includes bonuses too numerous to mention, but includes more than a dozen exclusive interviews and performances, a full-color 36-page collector’s book loaded with archival photos and two bonus DVDs from the “Opry Gospel Classics” set, featuring live performances from the stage of the iconic theater (Available exclusively on Time Life $134.95)

Time Life delivers RUSSELL SIMMONS’ DEF COMEDY JAM COLLECTION, the dopest, deffest DVD collection hailing from the smash-hit HBO series, a showcase for some of the biggest names in comedy – from Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart to Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and more! This iconic TV series gets the award-winning Time Life boxed set treatment with an epic 12-disc set featuring 36 of the best episodes from all 9 Seasons, a bonus DVD of Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam, and a 24-page Def Comedy Jam collector’s booklet!

When Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in the winter of 1992, the nation’s cool kids took notice. The “for mature audiences only” show aired Fridays at midnight, leading legions of college students and young adults to exit the clubs and finds TVs – or not go out at all – so they could catch a half-hour glimpse of the would-be stars who made them laugh, and the hip-hop stars and superstar athletes who were in the studio audience. Def Comedy Jam would go on to become one of HBO’s earliest mega-hits, and by the late ’90s it was the #1 comedy show to ever air on pay TV and cable. In fact, no other modern-day comedy tour or series can boast a run so successful that dozens of its denizens were skyrocketed from regional obscurity to international superstardom, including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Kevin Hart. 

Now, Time Life delivers this smash series to comedy lovers everywhere with a 12-disc DVD set featuring the very best episodes from the biggest, groundbreaking, star-making comedy show of all time! Included in the jam-packed set are 36 episodes across all nine history-making seasons – over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from comedy giants such as Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Damon Wayans, Jr., and so many more! Aside from far too many celebrity cameos to mention, the set also includes a bonus episode of “2 Raw 4 TV,” which speaks for itself. (Available exclusively on Time Life $99.95)

Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s greats during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. These induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Across 10 DVDs, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT brings together the very best performances from 34 years of induction ceremonies – over 33 hours of incredible entertainment, along with poignant reunions, one-of-a-kind collaborations, moving and often hilarious induction speeches! 

Featuring 201 total performances, on ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT, you’ll be treated to unforgettable performances by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Chicago, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Mick Jagger, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Prince, R.E.M., Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Sting, James Taylor and U2. Classic rock aficionados will thrill to the once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaborations including “Born To Run” – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Billy Joel, “Gimme Shelter” – U2 with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am, “The Weight” – The Band with Eric Clapton, “Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills & Nash with James Taylor and Emmylou Harris and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince.

And the biggest and best video music collection Time Life has ever produced is now bigger and better than ever with 22 performances from 2018 and 2019 that have never been available before by artists including Bon Jovi, The Cars, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Moody Blues and more! Also included in this set is a free 3 DVD bonus collection: the complete 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts an Emmy award-winning celebration called “the best concerts ever” it also includes a 36-page Rolling Stone Magazine souvenir booklet commemorating these shows. (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $119.96)

The 60s were a decade of change. New hopes, dreams, and attitudes created the fantastic music scene that still echoes to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the most significant artists performing their biggest pop hits from an unforgettable decade are together in FOREVER 60s, a 9-CD set guaranteed to bring you back to yesteryear!    

Only Time Life could bring music lovers such a variety of musical magic, including original hit recordings such as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys, “Cherish” by The Association, “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” by Frankie Valli, “These Eyes” by The Guess Who, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon, “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, and so many more. Other iconic performers of the time includes the best-loved hits from Bobby Darin, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Neil Sedaka, The Rascals, Sony and Cher and more! FOREVER 60s also includes a FREE bonus CD “Motown’s 60s Classics” that includes hits from The Supremes, Four Tops, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, along with a collectible 24-page booklet featuring photos and stories about the artists and their timeless 60s songs. (Available exclusively on Time Life $149.95)

Nothing matches the unmistakable passion of Soul music. The legends of Soul in the 50s and 60s brought us songs packed with intense passion and emotion, and these hits bring back wonderful memories of that era when all-time legends gave us the true beginnings of Soul. Now, for the first time ever, of the most beloved hits from this golden age of soul are together in Time Life’s FOREVER SOUL, a superlative 9-CD collection.

FOREVER SOUL features 154 original classics that defined a generation including “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown, “I’ve Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, “Get Ready” by The Temptations, “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett, and so many more! Other legendary artists on the collection who’ve reached deep into our hearts and touched our souls include Four Tops, The Impressions, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations and more! Also included is a FREE Bonus CD, The Best of Sam Cooke, filled with 15 incredible hits by one of Soul’s most influential artists including “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and many more! (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $149.95)

Beaches, sunsets, and lazy afternoons filled with sun-kissed melodies and cherished memories. These are the songs that make every day feel like summertime. Sit back and relax with the soft rock sounds of the 70s and 80s with Time Life’s SUMMER BREEZE COLLECTION

Across 10 CDs, SUMMER BREEZE soft rock fans will thrill to the most unforgettable soft rock classics including “Breeze” by Seals & Crofts, “Sailing” by Christopher Cross, “Escape (The Pi&#f1a Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. “Sara Smile” from Daryl Hall & John Oates, “Still the One” from Orleans and “Even the Nights Are Better” by Air Supply. Other favorite artists of the time include Ambrosia, America, Bread, Chicago, Phil Collins, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, Kenny Loggins, Toto and so many more! Included is also a FREE Bonus CD, Classic Rock Ballads, filled with 16 hits including “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” by Boston, “Lady” by Styx, “Heaven” by Warrant, “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf and more! (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $139.95)

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music show in television history, and since the beginning it has held a special connection to country music. Beloved by artists and fans alike, Austin City Limits is known for authentic music presented in live and uncut performances and with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY, home audiences can experience Austin City Limits country music like never before! 

Hand-selected from over 40 years of Austin City Limits archives AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY brings together most iconic country artists across five decades performances their most beloved hits, and features an astounding 164 live, uncut performances from 1974 – 2018 including Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning”, Reba McEntire’s “Whoever’s In New England”, Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around”, Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ On Love”, and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.” Other country icons featured include   Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins and Buck Owens, superstars such as Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, and Randy Travis plus today’s greats including Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Brad Paisley. 

Plus, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY includes once-in-a-lifetime collaborations like Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson singing “Me and Bobby McGee” Vince Gill and Patty Loveless singing “After The Fire Is Gone” and Emmylou Harris singing “Crazy” along with Willie Nelson who wrote the song. Also featured are bonus interviews a FREE bonus DVD of the Austin City Limits 1974 pilot episode featuring a complete Willie Nelson concert and a collectible memory booklet. (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $119.96)

About Time Life Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

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R.E.M.'s 40th Anniversary of Chronic Town via 360 MAGAZINE

R.E.M. × Chronic Town

SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF R.E.M.’S 

DEBUT EP CHRONIC TOWN SET WITH RICH ROBINSON OF THE BLACK CROWES AND OTHER  ALL-STAR GUESTS

Back-to-back performances benefiting Planned Parenthood to be hosted by comedian David Cross

Dates are set for December 14 and 15 in Athens and Atlanta, GA

Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, and long-time friend and promoter Velena Vego announce a special two-night benefit concert celebrating one of the most prolific rock bands, R.E.M., and their debut E.P. Chronic Town. This once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrates the 40th anniversary of one of our most legendary rock bands while also bringing together musicians across all genres who have long-admired R.E.M. and their culture-shifting catalog.

Both evenings will be hosted by award-winning Comedian David Cross, with Rich Robinson and other special guests performing the five-track E.P. in its entirety

including “Gardening At Night,” “Wolves, Lower,” and “1,000,000.” Additional guest performances will include fan-favorite tracks spanning the decades. Dates for the two-night benefit are set for December 14 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA,
and December 15 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA. All net proceeds from the concert will benefit Planned Parenthood. General ticket on-sale for the Coca-Cola Roxy show will begin on October 7 at 10am/ EST. Tickets for the 40 Watt Club performance will begin on October 11 at 10am/ EST.

Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes said, Growing up in Atlanta in the 1980s, R.E.M. was the preeminent band of that era. Their music was a huge influence not only on the Atlanta music scene but also on my brother and me. I’m so happy to be able to put together this celebration for a band that meant so much to us and music,
and Chronic Town is what started it all.”

The house band for this two-night spectacular consists of Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, R.E.M.) on drums, Sven Pipien (The Black Crowes) on bass, as well as Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) on the guitar and vocals. Additional world-renowned artists confirmed to perform include, Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, Darius Rucker, Steve Wynn, Kevin Kinney of Atlanta-based rock band, Drivin’ N Cryin’, John Cameron Mitchell, Fred Armisen, David Ryan Harris, Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith Band, Elf Power, Pylon Reenactment Society, and producer of Chronic Town, Mitch Easter of Let’s Active. The Indigo Girls and John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band will join the performance on December 14 only. In addition to the star-studded list of legendary artists announced, fans can also expect surprise performances from other very special guests each night.

DATES

December 14          40 Watt Club           Athens, GA             TICKET LINK 

December 15          Coca- Cola Roxy     Atlanta, GA             TICKET LINK

ABOUT THE BLACK CROWES:

In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990. The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and against the rest of the world. In other words, they’ve done everything a legendary rock group should do. For more information, please follow @theblackcrowes or visit www.TheBlackCrowes.com

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Why would Anyone Leave Hollywood?

Why would anyone leave working on movies with Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, or the voice of Marge on the Simpsons?

Why would anyone leave behind working on music videos with Madonna, R.E.M, Randy Travis, and The Rolling Stones?

Why would anyone leave behind “hobnobbing” at the homes of Sting, Roseanne Barr, or Joan Rivers?

The sheer romance of Hollywood, and hype, the luscious frivolity and gorgeous glamor, all ensconced like a movie within a movie—the Southern California of it all. Like Icarus flying high above the drudge and turmoil of everyday life, just knowing your wings would never melt. The rubbing elbows with the insanely famous, or very famous, or just famous movie stars. Crashing the ubiquitous Oscar parties strewn all over “the strip”—the famous Sunset Boulevard.  The bright lights that draw you to it like a moth to a flame.

I worked on it all. I worked on the movies and the music videos.  And the TV shows, the MOW’s (movies of the week), and the pilot shows during pilot season.  I worked on food commercials, car commercials, and clothing commercials.  I worked low-budget, no-budget, and dream budget shows. My job?  The art department. I was a set dresser, lead man, painter, prop guy, and even drove the 5-ton trucks because I had a CDL (commercial driver’s license).  (My credit nickname on some of my IMDB credits is “Big Ton.”)

My entre to Hollywood was the world-renowned UCLA film school, where I studied screenwriting, directing, and producing with my fellow students, Academy Award-winning directors Gore Verbinski and Alexander Payne, director Shane Black and noted television producer Jeffrey Bell.  Friends of mine who work “below the line” (in the art department, or as grips, gaffers, painters, transportation, etc.) all have IMDB credits a mile long.

There are two ways to enter Hollywood from film school—from the top or from the bottom. From the top means your film or script hyperjumps you directly into an “above the line” directing gig, or screenwriting offer, or both.

But if you’re like the majority of film school grads, you start again at the bottom. You work on every low-budget film, TV show, and commercial you can get your hands on. And you don’t let them know you graduated from film school. No, siree. Not unless you wanted yourself laughed out of work.  Because the real work is learning the craft of making films. The very long hours (minimum 12 hours a day). Learning who all the behind-the-scenes players are and who knows what, when, and where.  Learning from the old-timers all of the million tricks that go on to a screen and the politics behind the scenes. Learning how to segue from show to show, so that you can continue to work.

Then the magic moment arrives.  All the grunt work and long hours finally pays off.  You are handed that obscenely rare gold Willy-Wonka ticket to Wonkaland—the ultimate movie pass of all time to anyone who wants to work Hollywood—the Motion Picture Union Card.  And the only way to get is by working on a film that goes from non-union to union.  Even the stars can’t wheedle their offspring into this part of “the industry.”  You earn this one with a lot of sweat, grit, and determination.  Then you begin to make real money.  And work on the “big” films—the big features.  Or work at the studios, on a hit TV show, or endless pilots.  Great medical, retirement, benefits up the ying-yang.  You are now part of the legacy and lottery that is the Hollywood film family.  You truly have made it to the land of the silver screen.

Was it great? Was it fun? Was it wild? Yes, and yes, and yes.

But something was amiss in the land of forever happiness. I began to notice cracks in the gold façade. I saw hidden hints of unhappiness I hadn’t noticed before. I began to understand how easily the golden handcuffs of money and prestige could be so easily slipped on over one’s wrist until one day you realize that the dreaming is over, and now you are locked into the Hollywood grind.

How fleeting the luscious frivolity and gorgeous glamor. The elbow-rubbing with all that famous fame and fortune.  The seductiveness of being the insider in star land. That thirty years later you would wake up from the dream and realize it was all spent in dreamland. That’s the writing I saw upon the wall.

But as with all good screenplays, there arrives the pivotal moment upon which the destiny of the entire universe resides in the action of one person.

One day a friend of mine at Universal Studios, a guy who had worked on sets for a million years, a guy whose stories about the business were endless and fascinating—I asked him. “Was it all worth it?” Well, that was the million-dollar question you never ask because the answer did not fill you with awe.  It scared the living bejesus out of you.  “Nope. I never saw my kids grow up. I divorced twice. I made a lot of money. I owned a lot of toys.  But what do I have to show for it after 35 years? My kids barely talk to me.  I’m mostly alone and I’ll retire alone.”

Crap and wow. That’s when the Hollywood dreamed ended for me.  That was THE wake-up call of wake-up calls.  That’s when I knew it was time to get out. I was only five years in. I did not want to end up with the self-chosen burden of unhappiness to haunt me in Hollywood for the rest of my life.

That’s when I took to the road and headed west. Not to actual west of the Pacific Ocean but the west of America, where people lose themselves to find themselves.  And that’s what I did.  A “drive-about.” Where one can meditate upon endless miles of blacktop, the engine purring a constant tone poem like the drone of a Tibetan chant. This blue-highway contemplation forcing the quintessential questions of mortality—why am I here and what is my purpose?

After a few thousand miles, I ended up in a 3-bar town on the Arizona/Mexican border.  I asked for work and the universe handed it to me in the guise of a local cowboy.  My new job? Putting up a fence on a nearby ranch—a barbed-wire fence.  Hammering in fence poles with a pole pounder for as far as the eye could see.  When I was done, he’d come out and we’d string up wire. How fitting. Having been raised around ranches as a kid, I had returned to my roots.

My home was the back of my pickup truck. My shower, an old horse trough filled with water. I cooked by camp stove and ate by campfire.  The stars were brilliant and there was not a human light to be seen.   This was my new existence. I couldn’t imagine going back and was terrified at going forward.   It was here, amidst this desolation and aloneness, I had truly leapt off the cliff of Hollywood, into the great abyss of the west, praying for the universe to somehow catch me. And it did.

A slow miracle appeared. An idea that was born of this life transition. I picked up the pen again, and the pen roared back to life.

After having published in my early twenties, I had not written a book in years. Now I began to write as if my life depended on it.  The premise?  A father who would never live to see his kids, leaves behind a compendium of practical, moral, and spiritual letters that would eventually be a guidebook to life.  How fitting that the universe brought me here, writing on the back of my pickup by lantern light, to begin my real life’s work.

But the book, to eventually be called, The Legacy Letters, and its awards, were still years in the future. Now I would have to finish the fence. And then work as a cowboy on a small nearby ranch. And then meet my wife-to-be, while working as a wrangler for a friend of mine. And then get married at the ranch. And have a son together. And all the while, in this Walden Pond time of life, I would continue to write and ride, and ride and write until I finished the book.

Now far from the delusions of glitz and glamor, fame and fortune that would have beguiled me into a life of golden unhappiness. What an amazing and strange journey to happiness and contentment.

I remember reading many years ago about a prayer the Buddhist monks would intone, and that in my spiritual infancy, I could never quite understand. “Please Lord Buddha, give me a problem so that I may overcome it.”  Finally, I’ve grown up enough to understand why anyone would want a problem to overcome.  And why we must leave to find out how to return.

ABOUT CAREW PAPRITZ

Carew truly lives the central message of The Legacy Letters to “live life to the fullest,” creating such innovative and adventurous one-of-kind events as his “First-Ever Book Signings”–on top of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State, the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, and on horseback at a Barnes & Noble in Tucson, Arizona (amongst many others).  Before Amazon, Carew’s First-Ever Delivery of a Book by Drone made headline news.  Carew’s YouTube “I Love to Read” series and his annual literacy-driven charity event, “The Great Book Balloon Launch,” inspire kids and adults to rediscover the joy of reading!  And to inspire more kindness and civility in the world, Carew started National Thank You Letter Day–Nov.14th, in which he created the world’s largest handwritten thank you letter, stamp, and envelope–the size of a high school gym–to help spread the word about writing thank you letters!

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TWENTY ONE PILOTS – SCALED AND ICY

TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE NEW ALBUM: SCALED AND ICY. STREAM IT HERE

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – LIVESTREAM EXPERIENCE BROADCASTS WORLDWIDE TONIGHT AT 8PM ET / 5PM PT

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

PERFORMING AT THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ON MAY 23

GRAMMY Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have released their widely anticipated new album, Scaled And Icy, which is available today on all streaming platforms and in a variety of formats including a special edition box set limited to 35,000 copies worldwide at this website.

Scaled And Icy, is highlighted by album standouts “Saturday,” “Choker“and lead single “Shy Away,”which is currently #1 at Alternative Radio for a fourth consecutive week. Having ascended to #1 at the format in just three weeks, “Shy Away” places the duo in an elite group of acts with multiple songs to rise to #1 at the format in three weeks or less including: U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters.

Twenty One Pilots’ first-ever one night only global streaming event, Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience,” will broadcast worldwide tonight, May 21st An official pre-show for the event will kick-off at 5:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT with Twenty One Pilots’ live performance starting at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT ”Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience” promises to be an unforgettable live performance from the duo, with a catalog spanning setlist and the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy. A Team Twenty One Pilots Production, the multi-dimensional live performance is being produced by longtime collaborators and creative partners: TNSN DVSN, Reel Bear Media, Element1, lili STUDIOS, and hosted on Maestro’s livestream platform Sponsored by Chipotle and Hot Topic, tickets for the groundbreaking global streaming event are available at this website, where ticket holders can access an interactive virtual experience and immerse themselves in exclusive merch, content, and more before the official performance.

Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots will follow their livestream with a special TV performance this coming Sunday, May 23rd at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards which will air at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT on NBC.

Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering. Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.

In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern“ and “Christmas Saves The Year.” ”Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100”chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.” ”Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart, becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.

Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever “Never-Ending Music Video” pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ “Never-Ending Music Video” for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds

Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met with critical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.” A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted by the RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,”“Chlorine,”and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs”chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners“ and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.”

Twenty One Pilots

Scaled And Icy

1      Good Day

2      Choker

3      Shy Away

4      The Outside

5      Saturday

6      Never Take It

7      Mulberry Street

8      Formidable

9      Bounce Man

10  No Chances

11  Redecorate

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Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots image. PHOTO CREDIT: MASON CASTILLO. via via Ross Anderson at Elektra Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Iggy Pop – The Bowie Years

THE IDIOT AND LUST FOR LIFE DELUXE EDITION PLUS 7-CD BOX SET OUT MAY 29th ON UME

“CHINA GIRL” (ALT MIX) UNVEILED TODAY LISTEN HERE

A 7-CD box set ‘The Bowie Years‘ exploring Iggy Pop’s Berlin-era albums is today announced for release on May 29th via UMe. The box set features remastered versions of The IdiotLust For Life, live album TV Eye and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40-page book. Lust For Life and The Idiot will also be released as standalone 2-CD Deluxe Editions with bonus live CDs on the same date. The box set and albums provide a fascinating insight into the unique creative alchemy that defined the mythical Berlin-era of post-punk and set the wheels in motion for a sound that went on to dominate the world, shaping popular culture for decades to come.

Iggy Pop’s The Idiot and Lust For Life remain two of the most influential albums ever made and still stand as towering behemoths in rock’s upper echelons, their sonic DNA and attitude continuing to influence and inspire new generations of artists to this day. Both albums run through the fabric of artists such as Joy Division, Queens Of The Stone Age, IDLES, Fontaines DC, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, N.I.N., Nick Cave, and an ever regenerating crop of new talent.

Unveiled today, the first track to be released from the box set is an alternate mix of “China Girl” – listen here. Originally the second single to be taken from The Idiot in May 1977, this tale of infatuation, often interpreted as an ode to hedonism and Iggy’s former band The Stooges, would go on to become a hit for David Bowie on his Nile Rodgers produced 1983 album Let’s Dance.

Following the demise of Iggy’s seminal proto-punk band The Stooges, and a stint on the road together, Iggy and Bowie moved to West Berlin in 1977 to start work on Iggy’s debut solo album. Inspired by the Cold War-era surroundings, and named after Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, The Idiot saw Iggy moving away from the guitar-heavy punk of The Stooges (and the ubiquitous sound of the era), bringing electronics textures and brooding darkness to the fore. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning hits including “China Girl,” “Nightclubbing,” “Funtime” and “Sister Midnight.”

On a creative roll, the duo were back in the studio a matter of weeks after the accompanying tour to promote The Idiot finished, recording Iggy’s sophomore solo album Lust For Life. Bringing a rawer rock’n’roll feel back to the fore, Lust For Life spawned two of Iggy’s biggest hits, the titular track and the anthemic “The Passenger.”

Alongside these two albums, included in the box is a remastered version of the live album TV Eye recorded the 1977 tour in Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City featuring Bowie on keyboards. There are also three discs of live recordings from March 1977 officially released for the first time – Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. The set also contains a 40-page booklet with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and famous fans discussing the influence the albums have had on them.

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