Archive for K-Tel

JAIMIE VERNON – IT DICES, IT SLICES, YOU CAN WEAR IT AS A PARTY HAT

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Jaimie Vernon_Viletones

The world of Boomer pop culture continues to die off in epidemic proportions. It’s now officially becoming depressing. Aside from the shocking – and still reverberating – passing of Prince we’ve lost Canadian actor/singer Don Francks, actor James Carroll, beloved ‘The Flying Nun’ matriarch Madelaine Sherwood (also Canadian) and now the master of the original infomercial Philip Kives – the King of K-Tel – at the age of 87.

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JAIMIE VERNON – K-TEL’S SHINING STARS

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Jaimie Vernon_Viletones
I’ve run out of epitaphs. The battlefield of pop continues to accumulate bodies. During this past week we were reminded of the passing of Karen Carpenter (33 years ago) and the officially recognized Day the Music Died (really? Then what have we been listening to in the intervening 57 years?).

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JAIMIE VERNON – ALL YOU NEED IS CASH

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by segarini

This week Apple Records/Capitol Records released the 14 album/16 LP Beatles vinyl boxed set. It’s the band’s entire in situ output while they were together (and alive) housed in a monolithic cardboard time capsule that is not unlike a black hole version of the Tesseract cosmic cube seen in the movie ‘The Avengers’. So what’s so amazing about this latest ad nauseam repackaging of the same material previously released as re-mastered CDs in 2009 and 2010? Well, it has bigger pictures…and, um, it’s on 180 gram vinyl…and um…the audio has been tweaked once again to compensate for the limitations of black PVC…and um….that’s it. In other word there is no difference.

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