Tuesday, July 26, 2005

New Mobiles - NOKIA N SERIES

Nokia has always produced da best phones ever... any comments??? Heres a review of the new N-series phones..for more details check out nokia.com/nseries

Nokia Nseries offers the latest technologies and new fusions of digital media and mobility to consumers



Amsterdam, Cancun, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur - Nokia announced the Nokia Nseries branded range of next generation multimedia devices. Packed with the latest technologies such as 3G, Carl Zeiss Optics, megapixel cameras, multi-gigabyte memory, VHS resolution video and WLAN, the Nokia Nseries offers new fusions of digital media and mobility to the hands of mobile users. Consumers can now use a single device to do everything from snapping print-quality images, reading email, listening to music, browsing their favorite websites, watching mobile TV and much more. The Nokia Nseries multimedia range is styled to meet the expectations of the most demanding customers with stainless steel finishes and black pearl and smooth silver color pallets. The first Nokia Nseries products are expected to become available during the second quarter of 2005 followed by several more by the end of 2005.



"This next step in digital convergence brings together mobile devices, Internet content, still and video cameras, music, email and much more. Nokia Nseries devices share similar design traits as mobile phones, but they are actually powerful pocketable computers with a comprehensive set of multimedia features," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia. "The Nokia Nseries offers the world's most powerful functionality in the mobile space. As Nokia Nseries is based on Series 60, people can choose from thousands of add-on applications to customize their device to best suit their needs. The Nokia Nseries range is the perfect choice for customers who want to have mobility with the latest technologies and great design - for both work and play."



Nokia Nseries - high performance multimedia



Nokia Nseries leads the formation of new mobile product categories through the fusion of rich functionality into one beautifully designed, easy-to-use device. All Nokia Nseries devices support print-quality photography and high quality video recording. In addition, Nokia Nseries devices offer rich music experience including over-the-air downloads, gigabytes of memory and stereo audio.


Featuring large color displays, HTML web browser and streaming video, the Nokia Nseries devices enable access to entertainment, news and information anywhere, anytime. The Nokia Nseries range helps consumers balance personal and work life with a broad range of productivity features such as push email with attachments and full organizer features. PC synchronization of music, images, videos and organizer data are made simple with Nokia PC Suite and multiple connectivity options. As Nokia Nseries is based on the Series 60 smartphone platform, users can choose from more than 3 000 applications to add new functionality to their device. Rich communication is naturally at the core of all Nokia Nseries devices, including telephony, two-way video call, video sharing and multiple messaging options.



First Nokia Nseries products



The Nokia N90 multimedia takes mobile photography to a new level. Being the world's first camera phone equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N90 offers superior quality photography with a possibility to instantly print and share the shots over distances. Boasting a 2 megapixel camera and VHS resolution video capture among its advanced imaging features, the Nokia N90 multimedia helps people to capture memories at their convenience. Based on a pioneering multi-hinge twist-and-shoot design, the Nokia N90 is expected to become available during the second quarter of 2005.



The Nokia N91 multimedia is the company's latest device optimized for music. Consumers can store up to 3000 songs on the integrated 4-gigabyte hard disk, making the Nokia N91 a true mobile jukebox. Packed with multiple connectivity options, such as 3G WCDMA, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB 2.0, the Nokia N91 makes it easy for people to manage and enjoy their favorite music when and where they want. The Nokia N91 is expected to become commercially available worldwide by the end of 2005.



The Nokia N70 multimedia is the world's smallest Series 60 based 3G WCDMA device with a 2 megapixel camera, combining the elegant Nokia Nseries design with easy mobile photography. Offering the full Nokia Nseries multimedia feature set, including push email, HTML browser, music player and FM radio with stereo audio, the Nokia N70 is expected to become available during the third quarter of 2005.

Alter Bridge

The new band release their debut album - one day remains....seems 2 b a hit worldwide...no surprise as some of its members are from one of the best rock grps ever - creed. Here's a biography...how the band was formed n stuff

BIO

Myles Kennedy - Vocals, Guitar
Brian Marshall - Bass
Scott Phillips - Drums
Mark Tremonti - Guitar, Vocals

The evolution of Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall as artists is marked with the debut of Alter Bridge. After selling 30 million albums worldwide, Creed has called it quits and its members have chosen to pursue new creative directions. Over three albums, Creed achieved countless industry accolades, had two # 1 albums, and played to millions of fans around the world. Guitarist/ songwriter Mark Tremonti states, "After all Creed achieved professionally, I felt that I needed to refocus on the goals that I had personally. One of those goals was to get back to my rock and roll roots. After Creed took a break, band-mate Scott Phillips and I started to jam together again and realized that we both shared the same vision and were surprisingly anxious to get back out there and start doing it again." The evolution continued when original Creed bassist Brian Marshall, who was not part of Creed's Weathered album and had been working as a musician/ producer at his home studio, got a call from Tremonti. "When I got the call from Mark I could tell by the tone of his voice that Alter Bridge was something that he was really excited about and I immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of it. He told me, 'Your bass playing matches the sound more than any other, you're the guy', he told me. It's great to be working with those guys again, we haven't skipped a beat," Marshall notes.

In addition to Tremonti, Phillips and Marshall is Myles Kennedy. Myles, formerly of the Mayfield Four, was recruited to be the band's singer. Tremonti's search for a vocalist had begun in late 2003. "We didn't have a timetable and we were prepared to take as much time as needed to search the world for the best available rock and roll vocalist when we remembered Myles from the Mayfield Four who had opened for Creed in 1998," Tremonti recalls. "We called him and asked him to lay down vocals on a couple of tracks we were working on. None of us could recall hearing someone with his voice or passion - as soon as we heard what he did we knew he was the guy. Then he came down to rehearse with us in Orlando and he was one of the nicest and most humble people we had ever met; everything just clicked with all four of us. As we were running through the songs, the future fell into place before our eyes."

The shared vision of the band seemed to coincide with a concept from Tremonti's youth, and the name 'Alter Bridge' was born. The name comes from a long-standing bridge near Tremonti's childhood home in Detroit, which was often regarded as a boundary to the children in surrounding neighborhoods; beyond it was uncharted territory. The small bridge epitomized "choice" and "the unknown" for Tremonti. While there remains a sense of familiarity amongst he, Phillips and Marshall, there is a natural level of excitement that is evoked from what is new, and ultimately unknown, about the future- they are truly starting a new chapter in their lives. Tremonti notes, "It's a new road ahead of us, but the essence of this band is organic and honest rock n' roll. The music is driven by melody and instrumentation. It is all about fun, and if it weren't, I doubt any of us would be committed to the new band to the level that we are."

As a way of indoctrinating Myles into the fold, the three chose an interesting initiation rite -they all went bungee jumping over a ledge from a 300-foot drop. As Phillips mentions, "This is representative of what is going on with the new band. Everything is a lot of fun for us." Tremonti adds, "The three of us have always been great friends, so it was important to find somebody who could fit in and who we would be comfortable with. There is no doubt that Myles is that guy."

On joining the fold, Kennedy mentions, "When the call came in from Mark, I was working on a solo record in Spokane, Washington and I didn't expect to ever be a part of another rock band. Now that I am here, these guys are the antithesis of the prototypical rock stars, and the setting has made me feel more empowered than ever before." Prior to joining Alter Bridge, Myles had been signed to Epic Records and released two albums with the Mayfield Four. Kennedy explains, "The experience was incredibly significant in preparing me for this opportunity, and I learned a tremendous amount."

Alter Bridge's debut album One Day Remains (Wind-up) was produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Fuel, Sevendust). When asked about the choice Phillips mentions, "Personally, I have always been a big fan of his." Tremonti weighs in, "I spoke to John Connolly from Sevendust and his thoughts combined with the sound of the Filter record were enough for me." The selection is a perfect choice considering the fact that according to Kennedy, "The music we are creating covers a fairly wide scope and crosses a lot of boundaries - there are elements of modern rock, soul, and aggressive metal all incorporated into the mix." Tremonti shared, "With this album, we are trying to learn from our past but begin with a different perspective. Ben definitely offered the setting we were looking for, and on a production level, his recordings are sonically huge. On the Filter album, you think every instrument will be drowned out by another in the mix, but he has this knack for making each track stand out without losing any of its sonic power."

The majority of the songs took root in a small handheld recorder where Tremonti started by recording riffs and melodies. "The first track I started to work on was Shed My Skin - it really digs into events of my past that shape who I am today. From a lyrical perspective, I spent more time on this one than any of the others. All you have to do is listen and you will get a pretty clear picture of where I am coming from." He continues, "There are a lot of themes on this record that are very personal, for example In Loving Memory is about my mother who recently passed away. In terms of purely personal significance, you cannot get any deeper than that. It is definitely a sad, but uplifting song."

This band displays a respect for the roots of where rock came from. The lineage for the material ultimately draws its closest connection to the Seventies. As Tremonti mentioned, "Back in the Seventies, there seemed to be a greater focus on great melodies and great musicianship. Melody is the core of everything. It is more important than a vocal, drum fill, or bass line. Melodies run the show, and without them there is nothing." He went on, "The Seventies can really be defined by one word --- real. From the beginning we have tried to work within the parameters of being true to that quality, while at the same time bringing the sound into the 21st Century. I do believe that the realness comes out in this music purely as a product of us doing this for the fun of it. It begins and ends with the love of the music." Kennedy offers, "It is so important to begin with a great song. If the song is not there, it will never work. A great, timeless song is what rock n' roll has always been about. Down to My Last, gave me the chills when I first heard it, and that hasn't happened to me in a very long time."

Given the history that Tremonti, Phillips and Marshall have together, there is obviously a natural continuity that still exists between Creed and Alter Bridge, yet there are new and significant dynamics in Alter Bridge's music that can definitely be pointed to. Most notably, on tracks such as Open Your Eyes and Find The Real, the compositions feature Tremonti singing more harmonies than he has in the past. Also, with Myles there is the additional dynamic of having a second guitarist when the band plays live that definitely makes a significant impact. Tremonti adds, "Myles also brings an amazing vocal approach to the material he is able to deliver with an amazing ease, whether he is hitting the highest of the highs or the lowest of the lows. His natural projection is amazing." Lastly, the trademark soliloquy guitar intro to the songs that made many of Creed's tunes so poignant continues to find life within many of the compositions that make up this repertoire, and the guitarist continues to be a purveyor of tasteful guitar lines. The impact of the reunion of Phillips and Marshall is also very evident. Both players emerge as forces in their own right - whether it's Marshall controlling the groove on Burn it Down, or Phillips delivering a constant rush in Metallingus.

As the quartet awaits the release of their debut, there is, as Marshall points out, "A combined level of excitement and fear in starting over. It definitely does feel, for at least me personally, like the My Own Prison days." Phillips continued, "The most significant things that we are taking from the Creed experience are the lessons that we learned. From the beginning, we decided that it would be unfair to the fans and ourselves if anyone other than Creed were out there playing Creed songs. We truly believe that the decisions we've made for our future are the right ones. After writing and rehearsing the new material, we are confident that we've made the right choices." Tremonti added in summation, "It's no longer about the past - it's about the future. This is a new band and a new beginning."

The Island movie review

Macs Domain
In the near future, wealthy Americans can have themselves cloned, with the option of using their clones for organ transplants later in life. Their doubles are duped into thinking that a lottery spin will send them to an island paradise, when in reality, they're on the way to get their body parts harvested. One of these clones (McGregor) starts to suspect the true nature of the facility in which he was raised and plots an escape with a friend (Johansson).
Rating - PG 13
Genre - Science Fiction
Cast - Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean etc.
Director - Micheal Bay
click here for more

The Island movie review

Macs Domain
In the near future, wealthy Americans can have themselves cloned, with the option of using their clones for organ transplants later in life. Their doubles are duped into thinking that a lottery spin will send them to an island paradise, when in reality, they're on the way to get their body parts harvested. One of these clones (McGregor) starts to suspect the true nature of the facility in which he was raised and plots an escape with a friend (Johansson).
Rating - PG 13
Genre - Science Fiction
Cast - Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean etc.
Director - Micheal Bay
click here for more

Sunday, July 24, 2005

New Releases for August

Here are the new releases for this month
The format is
Artist
Album
Label
Genre


Ace
Five-A-Side: The Very Best Of
Lemon
Rock


Allan Clarke
Headroom/Allan Clark/I've Got Time
Beat Goes On
Rock


Amy Rigby
Little Fugitive
Signature
Rock


Artie Shaw
Summit Ridge Drive
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


AZ
AZ
Fastlife
Rap


AZ
AZ [Clean]
Fastlife
Rap


Barry Ryan
Singing the Songs of Paul Ryan
Rev-Ola
Rock


Bennie Moten
Moten Swing
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


Bill Haley and His Comets
For Dancers Only
Rev-Ola
ROCK


Blind Blake
Wizard
Universe Italy
BLUES


Blind Mr. Jones
Spooky Vibes: The Best Of
Cherry Red
Rock


Bob James
Three [Bonus Track]
Koch
Jazz


Bob James
Touchdown [Bonus Track]
Koch
Jazz


Boozoo Bajou
Dust My Broom
K7
Latin


Brand Nubian
Solo Material
Babygrande
Rap


Cal Tjader
Fried Bananas
El
Jazz


Carl Barat
Under the Influence
Under the Influence
Rock


Carl Smith
Live a Little
ASV/Living Era
Country


Cyne
Evolution Flight
City Centre Offices
Rap


Dam
Purity: The Darwinian Paradox
Candlelight
Rock


Daniel Powter
Daniel Powter
Warner Bros.
ROCK


Dion & Friends
Live in New York City [Collectables]
Collectables
Rock


Evil Devil
Drink to Kill My Pain
Crazy Love
Rock


Fat Steve
Still Hungry
Urban Life Music
Rap


Gram Parsons
Complete Reprise Sessions
Rhino
Rock


Grin
Grin
Acadia
Rock


Harrison Kennedy
Voice & Story
Black & Tan
Rock


Ian Brown
Greatest Hits
Koch
Rock


Isham Jones
Swingin' Down the Lane
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


J.C. Lee
Tokyo Heat
Nervous
Rock


Jack Teagarden
Big T: A Hundred Years from Today
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


Jay Dee
Welcome 2 Detroit
BBE/Beat Gen
Rap


Joel & The Dymensions
Street Corner
Collectables
Rock


Johnny Marvin
Breezin' Along With the Breeze
ASV/Living Era
Country


Johnny Rivers
L.A. Reggae/Blue Suede Shoes
Beat Goes On
Rock


Josh Kelley
Almost Honest
Hollywood
Rock


Judd & Maggie
Subjects
RCA
Rock


Kay Kyser
Kollege of Musical Knowledge
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


Kennedys
Half a Million Miles
Appleseed
Rock


Kevin Toney
110 Degrees and Rising
Shanachie
JAZZ


Knine
Born Again
Alliant Music Group
Rap


Krishna Das
All One
Triloka
World


Kurupt
Against the Grain [Clean]
Death Row
Rap


Kurupt
Against the Grain
Death Row
Rap


Lawless Element
Soundvision: In Stereo
Babygrande
Rap


Legendary Hucklebucks
Rattle All Night Long and Shake You!
Rock Roll Purgatory
Rock


Marcus Miller
Marcus Miller
Koch
Rock


Medina Green
Funky Fresh in the Flesh Mix Tape, Vol. 2
Illson Media
Rap


Michel Legrand
Summer of '42
DRG
Rock


Mike Gibbs
Just Ahead
Beat Goes On
Jazz


Mike Park
North Hangook Falling
Sub City
Rock


Misha Mengelberg
Senne Sing Song
Tzadik
Jazz


Nihilist
Nihilist Demos
Candlelight
Rock


Papa John Creach
Papa John Creach [Acadia]
Acadia
Rock


Paradise Boys
Young & The Guest List [Bonus Track]
5 Points
Rock


Paris Combo
Live
DRG
World


Pearls
String of Pearls
Rev-Ola
Rock


Peter Green
Kolors [Bonus Tracks]
Sanctuary
Rock


Peter Green
White Sky [Bonus Tracks]
Sanctuary
Rock


Plot
This Is How I'm Livin'
Urban Life Music
Rap


Pumpkinhead
Orange Moon Over Brooklyn
Soulspazm
Rap


Quireboys
From Tooting to Barking
Lemon
Rock


Ray J
Raydiation
Sanctuary
Rap


Red Nichols
That's a Bargain
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


Richard Galliano
New York Trio
Dreyfus
Jazz


Rita Lee
Build Up
El
Latin


Roy Buchanan
Live Stock/A Street Called Straight
Beat Goes On
Blues


Scarface
Product
Koch
Rap


Scarface
Product [Clean]
Koch
Rap


Shihan
Poet
Groove Gravy
Rap


Smif N Wessun Presents the General Steele
Welcome to Bucktown USA
Duck Down Music
Rap


Stargazers
Rock That Boogie
Jappin-N-Rockin
Rock


Steve Marriott All Stars
Marriott 1976
Lemon
Rock


Stoney LaRue
Red Dirt Album
Smith Music Group
Country


Swing Out Sister
Live [Shanachie]
Shanachie
Rock


Syd Matters
Syd Matters
V2
Rock


Tennessee Ernie Ford
Howdy, Pea Pickers
ASV/Living Era
Country


The Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers Show
Collectors' Choice Music
Rock


The Exploited
Death Before Dishonour [Bonus Tracks]
Captain Oi!
ROCK


The Exploited
Massacre [Bonus Tracks]
Captain Oi!
ROCK


The First Class
Summer Sound Sensations
RPM UK
Rock


The Jason Sinay Band
Jason Sinay Band
Tomato Music
Rock


The Rezillos
Can't Stand the Rezillos
DBK Works
ROCK


The Rezillos
Can't Stand the Rezillos
DBK Works
Rock


The Talk
Sinners of Daughters
Morisen
Rock


The Two Timin' Three
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Vinylux
ROCK


Three Bad Jacks
Crazy in the Head
Boston Krown Label
Rock


Trick Pony
R.I.D.E.
Curb
Country


Up to Vegas
Punkstyle Rock N Roll
Knockout
Rock


Various Artists
American Made
Compendia
Country


Various Artists
Ring Ring de Banjo: Banjo Showpieces
ASV/Living Era
Folk


Various Artists
Yesterday's Dreams: 50 Nostalgic Reveries
ASV/Living Era
Jazz


Various Artists
Naughty But Nice
Family Recordings
Rock


Various Artists
SRH Presents: Supporting Radical Habits
Suburban Noize
Rock


Various Artists
Give Us a Future: History of Anagram Records
Anagram
Rock


Various Artists
Tales from the Street, Vol. 2
Knockout
Rock


Vernon & The G.I.'s
G.I. Bop
Nervous
Rock


Veronica Lipgloss/The Evil Eyes
Witch's Dagger
Gold Standard
Rock


Warren G
This Is for My DJ's (Mix Tape)
I.M.
Rap


Warren G
This Is for My DJ's (Mix Tape) [Clean]
I.M.
Rap


Wired
Your First Time
Gotham
Rock


Yes
Word Is Live
Rhino
Rock


Young Dalley
Never Say Die
Urban Life Music
Rap


ZSK
We Are the Kids
Bitzcore
Rock

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