Archive for September, 2010
Nokia, the world’s leading cellphone maker, announced on Thursday that it has started to ship its new model N8 smartphone. Delivery of the N8 had been delayed by a few weeks to customers who had pre-ordered. Analysts have noted that the N8 is Nokia’s first real challenge to Apple’s iPhone, which was launched more than three years ago. This is Nokias attempt to get back into the “most expensive smartphone” product line. Nokia’s N8 has received the highest number of pre-orders in Nokia’s history and should be widely available in coming weeks.
The N8 is the first of Nokia’s smartphones to More >
Touchscreens are now becoming more accepted and common place in portable gadgets today. It was just a matter of time before this feature was integrated into PC’s. In fact, PC’s containing touchscreen displays are already in the marketplace. One of these is the new HP TouchSmart 310 PC.
The HP TouchSmart 310 PC is an all-in-one PC that features a touchscreen display as well as powerful specs and features. Its main selling point is its multi-touch feature using TouchSmart software. This software and touch screen combination allows the display to become a “Magic Canvas” allowing users to freely drag applications, photos More >
Then most people think of blues music, Cleveland isn?t foremost on their minds. The Mississippi Delta. Chicago. New Orleans. Wherever?
However, Cleveland has always had its share of legendary blues cats. Among them, of course, are Robert Lockwood Jr. (aka Robert Jr. Lockwood), The Mr. Stress Blues Band and, of course, Jimmy Ley (aka James Leyava). These three acts alone made Cleveland a major blues consideration among travelling blues acts and historical blues enthusiasts. Thousands of gigs between them, these artists stand tall among blues legends and have spawned many, many other bands to take up the blues banner and rally More >
Geography 101: London is nowhere near the Mississippi River. Different continents altogether. For that matter, Cleveland isn’t all the way there, either. But Mr. Downchild isn’t bothered by basic geography. As far as this 50 year-old English Clevelander is concerned, the muddy waters of the Mississippi delta run deep in his veins.
The proof is Behind the Sun, a new 11-track CD, released on his own Mascita label, in which Downchild leaves behind his three-piece band, the Houserockers, and steps into the scary but satisfying solo acoustic arena. Listen to tracks like “Travelin’ Man,” “Angel on My More >
Jane Scott 21 Questions With The Mother of Cleveland Rock. by Brian Dempsey
Ann Wilson, Jane Scott, Nancy Wilson
Joan Jet and Jane Scott
Mary Travers and Jane Scott
Once in a while in life, you encounter an individual who can only be described as exceptional. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it reaffirms your faith in humanity. In my life and in the lives of many in the Rock n Roll Community of Cleveland, there is no one that fits this description better than Jane Scott. As the Matriarch of the local music scene, Jane has lived a life More >
Right now when we discuss a nation that has a repute of imitating nearly a myriad of brands of items, nobody will even contest that when we point out China to be that country and say that it’s just black propaganda and a one-sided declaration.
China has imitated almost all kinds of brands and products that it has been long known to manufacture and market affordable yet mediocre products like DVD players and other electronic gadgets like mobile phones. The country has a big reputation of pirating original brands that when a Chinese person goes inside a Louis Vuitton store in More >
It was 1966 and a 4 year old Billy Sullivan’s first appearance on stage. Sitting behind his older brother John’s drum set, on John’s knee, Billy tapped out Little Black Egg with John’s band, Shades of Grey. They were playing at the Trophy Room in the Brookgate Lanes Bowling Alley, Brook Park, Ohio, Billy’s hometown. From that moment on, Billy was bitten by the Rock-n-Roll Bug!
While listening to his older brother’s and sister’s record collection and encouraged by his parents, Billy was influenced and fueled by the Beatles music and his mother, Rosa’s, love of “Bluegrass”. Music became and still More >