Dandy Warhols New Charity Project Breath Easy

•October 3, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The Dandy Warhols have been keeping themselves very busy over the last year and a half, with a project they call Breath Easy.  During the last 18 months the group has invited bands to come record songs for this project at their studio in Portland called the Odditorium.  Proceeds will benefit The Three Rivers Land Conservancy project, which strives to build healthier communities through the conservation of private natural land and hopes to save 10,000 acres of natural habitat.

Twelve of the Breathe Easy tracks will be available for download, beginning October 21.   According to a press release, many musical styles will be featured in the project with possibly blurred boundaries. “Genre becomes loosely articulated,” it reads. “What unites the pieces is the emotion, the spontaneity that comes from collaboration and inspiration. It’s music that conveys both the individual contribution and the integrity of the whole.”

If you can’t wait 19 days, head over to the Breath Easy Myspace and check out the Offical Breath Easy Trailer for a sample of the musical stylings.

Verbage from the trailer states, “Hundreds of artists collaborating to make musical history.”  I don’t have the complete list of artists.  But to name a few, some of the bands featured on the project include The Kooks, Spoon, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, the Bravery and the Raveonettes.

In my opinion, the only thing more awesome than a cool band that plays good music is a bunch of cool bands playing a bunch of cool music.

Judgement: From what I heard in the trailer, this collection will be something to get excited about.


Get In Free To Disneyland On Your Birthday In 2009

•October 2, 2008 • Leave a Comment

What more could you possibly ask for on your birthday than a trip to the happiest place on Earth?  How about getting in for free?  Well Disney is actually giving us all what we want next year (as opposed to The Little Mermaid 5), and giving us one free admission for our special day.

According to Robert Niles at ThemeParkInsider.com, “As part of its 2009 ‘Celebration’ promotion campaign (replacing the ‘Year of Million Dreams’ that lasted two years), Disney announced today that it will offer free admission to visitors on their birthdays next year.”

Here are the details, from the press release:

“To receive free admission to one of the Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks on your birthday in 2009, guests must bring valid ID including proof of birth date. Guests who already hold a valid multi-day ticket they will use on their birthday may choose from other birthday treats instead, however, no cash refunds or credits will be given. To register your birthday and find out more details, visit www.disneyparks.com.”

This is a smart move for Disney with the uncertain future of the economy right now and people trying to save any extra income.  Giving people a free pass will keep people flooding into the parks all year, regardless of money or even weather.  And best of all, they’ll be bringing the paying customers with them.  Of course, even the birthday boys and girls have to buy food, drinks and souvenirs.  Way to go Disney for figuring out a way to stay afloat that makes everyone happy.

Hello and Welcome

•September 30, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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