01.28.12 PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

by kevin

PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/26421/podkast-wben-...

PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

By Andy Kamenetzky
ESPN.com

It's always fun when friend-of-the-podKast, two-time Grammy winner and die hard Laker fan Ben Harper visits the studio. We sat down for an extended conversation about the state of the Los Angeles Lakers (Ben's a little worried) and, of course, music. The show was broken into two sections -- Part I and Part II can be heard in the entirety here -- http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=7507661 & here -- http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=7507712&s=la
and the breakdowns can be found below.

Part I

- (3:10): Ben expresses concerns about this team. For starters, Harper has concerns about the championship viability of a team featuring two seven foot players. As he notes, Mike Brown has talked about using Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum the way Tim Duncan and David Robinson were used in during the Spurs' title runs, but that's also the last time we've seen that work. Playing the averages, is this really a winning formula? more»

01.17.12 "The Guitar Collection: George Harrison" iPad app featuring Ben Harper due Feb. 23

by kevin

"The Guitar Collection: George Harrison" iPad app featuring Ben Harper due Feb. 23

"The video app contains footage of artists such as BEN HARPER, Josh Homme, Mike Campbell and Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, each playing and showcasing the guitars and exploring their feel and tone."

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http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/george-harrisons-guitars-theres-a...

George Harrison's guitars? There's an app for that
Beatles, solo guitars - a virtual showroom

Joe Bosso, Tue 17 Jan 2012

Want to drool over George's Harrison's most famous guitars? His Gretsch Duo Jet? His Fender "Rocky" Stratocaster? What about his Rickenbacker 360/12, his Fender rosewood Telecaster and many others? If the answer is yes, you'll be able to soon, because as the saying goes, "There's an app for that."

Called The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, the iPad app, produced by the George Harrison estate and Bandwdth Publishing, offers 360-degree pictures of the guitars the ex-Beatle played on iconic Fab Four recordings, live shows, and in his solo work. more»

12.15.11 Spin Magazine article about Dimebag Darrell Tribute featuring Ben Harper

by kevin

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Before sitting in with his friend Mike V’s band Saints of Low, Ben Harper was in the stairwell backstage with his lap-slide electric guitar. While best known for songs of folk, blues, soul and rock, Harper said heavy metal and punk (from Sepultura to Black Flag) have always been part of his record collection. And last night, he wanted to get loud. “Very. Got to make Dimebag proud,” Harper said. “We should all be so lucky to have an annual tribute like this.”
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Here is the full article:

http://www.spin.com/articles/dimebag-darrell-and-dio-tribute-brings-meta...

Dimebag Darrell and Dio Tribute Brings Metal Elite to Hollywood

By Steve Appleford on December 15, 2011 more»