Posts in category Q39: Can you play a musical instrument?

If Music Be The Food of Love Play On

Give me excess of it! These were words quoted by the maverick canine Malachi, voice of the animal kingdom, in The Earth Emperor’s Eye.  Imagine then the joy of a dog gate-crashing the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at Ephesus in Turkey to settle in front of the Classical Music Orchestra during a perfomance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian [...]

Holy Grail

Holy Grail
The Holy Grail of records by The Beatles found after 50 years in a Liverpool loft is to go to auction.  The unique acetate record has manager Brian Epstein’s handwriting on it.  Pressed at the HMV store in Oxford Street, London, the record was presented to future Beatles producer George Martin at the EMI record label in a bid to sec [...]

I Am – Leona Lewis

I Am – Leona Lewis
Former X-Factor winner Leona Lewis’ new album due to be released in September is called ‘I Am’. One of the tracks from the album carries the same name and was released recently. It’s curious because in The Earth Emperor’s Eye, Ben Whittenbury speculates whether the human race has the X-Factor. Parts of the tale [...]

All You Need Is Cash

All You Need Is Cash
All You Need is Cash was the name of a mockumentary featuring a fictional rock band  called the Rutles who parodied The Beatles.  The movie was made in the 1970s as a spin off from a TV comedy series by Eric Idle named Rutland Weekend Television. Actual Beatle, George Harrison, featured in and assisted in its creation.  The Rut [...]

Yukie Ota

Yukie Ota
A Peacock butterfly has been wooed by the beautiful sound of Japanese flautist, Yukie Ota. It settled on her face as she played ‘Sancan’s Sonatine for flute and piano’ at Carl Nielson’s International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark. Unfazed, Yukie calmly continued her performance before teasing the entranced ins [...]

In celebration of his 80th birthday the British pop art icon Sir Peter Blake has recreated the world famous cover to the 1967 Beatles Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts’ Club album. For the  2012 version Sir Peter has chosen famous and great British people from the modern cultural era, including Amy Winehouse, JK Rowling, Noel Gallagher, Pau [...]

Sir Paul McCartney’s Star

Sir Paul McCartney’s Star
Sir Paul McCartney has finally been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sir Paul was delighted with his star, nostalgically looking back to a time before the band’s success saying, “That was an impossible thing to happen.” The Beatles had a strong influence on the ‘Earth Emperor’s Eye’ [...]

Hay Lady

Hay Lady
Lady GaGa has appeared on the Jonathan Ross chat show. She was accompanied by Kevin the Ram and took a seat on a sofa made of bales of hay.  The pastoral set was inspired by scenes from the video promoting her latest single “You and I”. Caring for the planet is really about You and I.

Please, Please Me

Please, Please Me
Given events of last August reported here, it’s curious that a signed ‘Please, Please Me’ single by The Beatles has sold for £9k at auction. Perhaps it’s the Earth Emperor’s way of dropping a hint, “Please, Please Me”.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue
We’re very sad to report that Mike Edwards an early member of the British rock group the Electric Light Orchestra has been crushed by a giant bale of hay.  The bizarre accident happened near Totnes in Devon when the hay rolled down a steep hill and smashed into his van.  Police believe the 600kg bale fell [...]

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