Queen RoIO review: A Night at the Music Hall (Boston 1976)

I just acquired RoIO of a Queen concert which was recorded on January 30, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall – now known as the Orpheum Theatre – in Boston, Mass. The RoIO is titled A Night at the Music Hall. It was recorded during Queen’s A Night at the Opera Tour.

Set list (as included in RoIO):

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (fast part)
  2. Ogre Battle
  3. Sweet Lady
  4. White Queen (As It Began)
  5. Flick Of The Wrist
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody (intro)
  7. Killer Queen
  8. The March Of The Black Queen
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody (conclusion)
  10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  11. Brighton Rock
  12. Guitar Solo
  13. Son And Daughter
  14. The Prophet’s Song
  15. Stone Cold Crazy
  16. Doing All Right
  17. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
  18. Keep Yourself Alive
  19. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  20. Liar
  21. In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited)
  22. Now I’m Here
  23. Big Spender/Jailhouse Rock/Be-Bop-A-Lula/God Save The Queen

For an audience recording, the audio quality is absolutely FANTASMIC! Most of the live Queen material that I’ve been exposed to has been limited to the 1979 (Live Killers) through 1986 (Live at Wembley Stadium). I have seen the 1974 Rainbow Theatre concert on Google Video, and while it was entertaining, there just wasn’t enough material; but of course Queen was still in its infancy. I had never heard or seen a full Queen concert from the 1975-1978 years, so to hear this concert was a blessing. For this time period (my favorite Queen era), THIS was the definitive Queen setlist.

This concert was acquired from a torrent file found on Queenzone.com, the definitive source for Queen news. I will not post any links to the torrent file, so if you want it, visit Queenzone.com and register with the site’s forums.

Dominick Dunne, father of slain actress Dominique Dunne, dies at 83

Dominick Dunne: 1925-2009

August 26, 2009, 4:39 PM
dominickdunnemarkseliger.jpgA portrait of Dominick Dunne that accompanied his November 2006 Vanity Fair article, “Who Didn’t Kill JonBenet?” Photograph by Mark Seliger.

Dominick Dunne, a best-selling author and special correspondent for Vanity Fair, died today at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.

The cause of death was bladder cancer, said his son Griffin Dunne.

Dunne—who joined Vanity Fair in 1984 as a contributing editor and was named special correspondent in 1993—famously covered the trials of O. J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers, Michael Skakel, William Kennedy Smith, and Phil Spector, as well as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He wrote memorable profiles on numerous personalities, among them Imelda Marcos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Elizabeth Taylor, Claus von Bülow, Adnan Khashoggi, and Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. His monthly column provided a glimpse inside high society, and captivated readers.

His first article for the magazine appeared in March 1984—an account of the trial of the man who murdered his daughter Dominique. Throughout his life, Dunne was a vocal advocate for victims’ rights.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 29, 1925, Dunne was awarded the Bronze Star, at age 19, for his service in World War II. In 1949, he graduated from Williams College with a B.A.

In April 1954, Dunne married Ellen Beatriz Griffin, who went by Lenny. The marriage ended in divorce in 1965.

Dunne began his career in New York City as the stage manager of The Howdy Doody Show, and in 1957 he moved to Hollywood, where he became the executive producer of the television series Adventures in Paradise. Later, Dunne was made a vice president of Four Star Productions, a television company owned by David Niven, Dick Powell, and Charles Boyer. He then moved on to producing feature films, including The Boys in the Band, Panic in Needle Park, Play It as It Lays, and Ash Wednesday.

But by this time drugs and alcohol had become an unmanageable part of his life, and in 1975 he drove himself up to the woods in Oregon. Living alone in a cabin, he became sober and began, at age 50, to write.

In 1980, Dunne moved back to New York and saw five of his novels become bestsellers. His books include The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (Crown, 1985), Fatal Charms (Crown, 1987), People Like Us (Crown, 1988), An Inconvenient Woman (Crown, 1990), A Season in Purgatory (Crown, 1993)—which was adapted for television as a four-hour CBS mini-series—and Another City, Not My Own (Crown, 1997). A collection of essays, Fatal Charms (Crown), was published in 1987, and his memoir, The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper (Crown), was published in 1999. Justice (Crown), a collection of articles that had appeared in Vanity Fair, was published in 2001. And his last book, Too Much Money: A Novel, is scheduled for publication in December 2009 by Random House.

The documentary series Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice premiered on Court TV in June 2002. Dominick Dunne: After the Party, a documentary about his life, premiered in 2008.

In addition to his son Griffin, of Manhattan, Dunne is survived by another son, Alex, of Portland, Oregon, and a granddaughter, Hannah.

R.I.P. Arena Football League (1987-2009)


San Jose confirms Arena League’s demise

San Jose, CA (Sports Network) – The San Jose SaberCats confirmed in a
release that the Arena Football League has suspended football
operations indefinitely.

The league was originally suspended just for the 2009 season and
intended on returning in 2010, but the AFL has now suspended
operations indefinitely.

“It is very unfortunate that the tremendously loyal and enthusiastic
SaberCats fans will not be able to see their team on the field as a
member of the AFL in 2010,” said team vice president Hank Stern. “We
deeply regret this turn of events and wish to thank our fans for their
passionate support, and we apologize that they are being disappointed
due to this decision by the league.”

The release says that “there remained an impasse in getting the
required 75 percent of the franchises to commit to the 2010 season.”

The SaberCats won the ArenaBowl three times since joining the league
in 1995 and were the runner-up in the final ArenaBowl in 2008, won by
the Philadelphia Soul.

Last December, the league suspended operations for the 2009 season,
saying it was working on developing a long-term plan to improve its
economic model.

The league, which was founded in 1987, has faced trouble as longtime
commissioner David Baker resigned in July 2008.

GE-owned and Microsoft-owned MSNBC says using Linux makes you look like a jerk

Check out the blatant shilling.


Gadgets that make you look like a jerk
Seven fairly common gizmos you might just look cooler without


Linux is great. It’s a free, open-source operating system (OS) based on work done by Linus Torvalds in the early ’90s. Again, it’s free, powerful and easy to …

Oh wait, it’s a pain to use. Let’s get this straight: Linux is very good, and leads the charge in an ongoing revolution in free software. However, a lot of Linux users out there give the whole thing a poor name. They forget that most people don’t know as much as they do about computers. Some people garden, write poetry, fall in love or … er, bloviate about gadgetry.

Please don’t confuse your fanaticism with superiority and, for the love of Jobs, stop telling us we’re sheep under the sway of Microsoft. No one likes Comcast either, but until it’s convenient to string our own fiber optic cable we’re sticking with it. (Msnbc.com is a Microsoft-NBC Universal joint venture.)

Cool if: You’re not heaping disdain on the rest of us, or maybe if you’re in charge of a server farm.

Not cool if: You feel your mastery of computers excuses your inability to control a neck-beard.

I'm libertarian, anti-GMO, and vegan. Freelee The Banana Girl, VeganGMO Unnatural Vegan, PETA, and HSUS are pro-GMO fake vegans.