20+ book gifts for cool kids – and adults, too!

Got a kid on your holiday shopping list? Want to introduce them to the Beats, modern design, the '60s, jazz, folk, or rock & roll? Learn about your favorite musicians & places? Or, just give 'em something fun? Check these way cool tomes for tots (and grown-ups, too).Most of these are picture books; a few are available for Kindle, too.Click on any title to learn more … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a Beatles Yellow Submarine DVD!

Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time.Bonus features for the Yellow Submarine DVD and Blu-ray include: - a short making-of documentary titled "Mod Odyssey (TRT: 7:30) - the film's original theatrical trailer - audio commentary by producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann - several brief interview clips … [Read more...]

Review – The John Lennon Letters

It's the small artifacts of everyday life which reveal so much about us - the notes, letters, photos, lists, all capture our daily moods and thoughts. Some are intimate; others are mundane, but all have the capacity to shed light on who we are.Collected here are John Lennon's letters, postcards and other ephemera; each pictured with a transcription (in case you can't read … [Read more...]

Review – Ringo 2012

Ringo Starr has been on a roll the past several years with the well-reviewed 2010 release "Y Not," a successful tour, and now a lively new album called "RINGO 2012". This marks Ringo's 17th solo outing as well as his first self-produced effort, and is an infectious pop-rock project with a good feel and damnably catchy tunes."2012" kicks off with a nod to old-school … [Read more...]

Bob Dylan and the Beatles, by Al Aronowitz

Al Aronowitz is often referred to as "the godfather of rock journalism." But his roots are in the tradition of the writers who trailed behind the Old West's outlaws and revolutionaries, embellishing the truth to delight an eager readership.However, Al was always more a participant than a mere observer, positioned early at the crossroads of one of modern America's defining … [Read more...]