Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE ECONOMIST AND MR. BLUE SKY

The Economist has a nice new article about Jeff Lynne in today's online edition.  It has a small blurb about the upcoming release of Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO.  Pre-orders for the documentary will begin next month on iTunes (for the digital download) followed by the DVD release next year.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NOW STREAMING: SAVE ME NOW 2012


Preorders and pledges are still being taken for Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook for Hurricane Sandy Relief.  But if you put in your $15 pledge now, you can hear a stream of the entire first volume of tracks including Jeff Lynne's new version of Save Me Now.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

COMING SOON: SONGS AFTER SANDY


Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne will be among the musicians who are contributing to a new benefit album for people who were affected Hurricane Sandy.

It's called Songs After Sandy : Friends of Red Hook for Hurricane Sandy Relief and an official announcement was made today.

Jeff's contribution:
...is a new version of a song he’d written decades ago. In a statement, he said, “This is a brand new electric version of ‘Save Me Now,’ a song I wrote 22 years ago about this very subject — global warming and the need to listen and be kind to our planet. I wanted to contribute to Songs After Sandy because I feel terrible about what happened, and my heart goes out to all of the people still stuck in it and trying to work through it.”

Here is a direct link to pre-order Songs After Sandy.  It appears it will be available for a $15 donation.  More details as soon as we find them...

Monday, November 19, 2012

LINER NOTES

From Eric Idle:
The story so far. In a fit of egotistical madness Eric Idle has agreed to write the liner notes for Jeff Lynne’s album, but so far he has no idea what to do. He is assembling for dinner with Jeff and Billy at an expensive West Hollywood watering hole, called The Expensive West Hollywood Watering Hole. He has sat with Billy for half an hour and made a bad joke about Shark Infested Waiters at the Peninsular. They are waiting for Jeff. He appears.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MERCY MERCY UK SINGLE

From eBay: A UK 1-track promo CD for Jeff Lynne's Mercy Mercy, the new UK single from Long Wave.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

COMING UP...

Don't forget, Jeff Lynne appears on Rockline this Wednesday November 7 at 11:30pm Eastern/8:30pm Pacific.  You can hear it online at Rockline Radio.com.

Plus PaladiaHD is still airing Mr.Blue Sky The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO in case you haven't been able to catch it yet...
Tuesday, November 06 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 10 10:00 AM
Friday, November 16 12:00 AM
Sunday, November 25 1:00 PM

Friday, November 2, 2012

BIRMINGHAM POST

There's a new interview with Jeff Lynne in today's Birmingham Post.  Much of the stuff we've heard before - but he does discuss the status of his relationship with Roy Wood and Bev Bevan today - plus his favorite non-hit ELO song.