Steely Dan’s iconic album, Pretzel Logic, will be making a comeback on July 28th after an absence of 35 years. The album was greatly received as it marked the band’s first release to break into Billboard’s Top 10. “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, the band’s most successful hit, is featured on the album along with timeless classics such as “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo,” and “Barrytown.”
Pretzel Logic’s vinyl release is part of Geffen/UMe’s plan to reissue Steely Dan’s classic ABC and MCA Records catalog, returning the band’s first seven records to vinyl, most of which have not been accessible since their original release. Donald Fagen, Steely Dan’s founding member, has overseen the reissue program that commenced with the group’s debut album “Can’t Buy A Thrill” in November of 2022. most recently, 1973’s “Countdown to Ecstasy” was reissued in May 2023.
The album underwent a meticulous remastering process by Bernie Grundman, using the original analog tapes. It is now available on 180-gram black vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM. Additionally, Pretzel Logic will be released as a limited premium edition on Ultra High-Quality Vinyl (UHQR) from Analogue Productions, the audiophile in-house reissue label of Acoustic Sounds. Analogue Productions is also releasing this series of titles on Super Audio CD (SACD).
Fans can pre-order Pretzel Logic ahead of its release on July 28th, from the link provided: https://steelydan.lnk.to/PretzelLogicVinylPR. Steely Dan fans and vinyl enthusiasts can look forward to revisiting Pretzel Logic and adding the album to their classic record collection.
Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report: A Buzzworthy Review of the RAW Excluder 1 Paddle
RAW’s Excuder 1 paddle: Power, precision, and a buzzworthy cause. Read Mike Sliwa’s review on Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report.
In the latest episode of Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report, host Mike Sliwa takes us on an exciting journey as he reviews the highly anticipated paddle from Reign and Win (RAW), the Excuder 1. What sets RAW apart is not just their commitment to crafting high-quality equipment but also their dedication to a noble cause—the preservation of honey bees. With a percentage of their proceeds going towards non-profit honey bee farms, RAW proves that sports and environmental consciousness can go hand in hand
Collaboration with Pound of Quicksand:
RAW’s passion for the honey bees doesn’t stop there. In a groundbreaking move, they collaborated with the rock band Pound of Quicksand, who composed an inspiring song titled “Pollen,” and produced a music video centered around bee preservation for a recent Pollenator event. This collaboration aims to raise awareness and protect pollinators.
The RAW Excluder 1 Paddle:
Now, let’s dive into Mike Sliwa’s detailed review of the RAW Excuder 1 paddle. With its sleek design and advanced technology, the Excluder 1 offers a perfect blend of control and power on the pickleball court. Sliwa highlights the paddle’s exceptional grip, lightweight construction, and impressive shot accuracy, making it a top choice for players of all skill levels.
The latest episode of Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report brings together the worlds of sports, environmental conservation, and music, showcasing the RAW Excluder 1 paddle and its commitment to honey bee preservation. RAW’s collaboration with Pound of Quicksand serves as a powerful reminder of the impact we can make when we combine our passions and work towards a greater cause. So, grab your paddle, hit the court, and join the movement to protect our buzzing friends with RAW and Excluder 1.
If you’re interested in buying a RAW Excluder1, you can find it at:
Use the code “Reign10” and get 10% off your purchase.
Percentage of proceeds go to Non Profit Bee Farmers.
SAVE THE BEES!
The band Pound of Quicksand performed the song “Pollen” and created the accompanying music video. Follow them on Instagram.: https://instagram.com/poundofquicksand?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
The McDonald’s 17th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Returns with Showstopping Music Experiences in Six U.S. Cities
The free concert series celebrates gospel culture and is powered by renowned artists who push the envelope in gospel music and beyond
CHICAGO – Sept 5., 2023: McDonald’s 17th annual Inspiration Celebration ® Gospel Tour (ICGT) will once again unite Black culture through its intergenerational celebration of Black faith, joy, music and more. Launching in September during Gospel Music Heritage Month, fans across the nation will experience a message of hope and upliftment through dynamic live performances from artists who are driving change and pushing the envelope in gospel music. Hosted by Stellar award-winning recording artist & radio personality Lonnie Hunter, the highly anticipated six-city tour will bridge the gap between intergenerational gospel artists, including Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bri Babineaux, DOE, Mike Teezy, Sir the Baptist, The Walls Group, Tim Bowman Jr., and DJ CANVA$.
Like years past, legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Donald Lawrence will resume his role as music supervisor. Journalist and Founder of Black Star Network, Roland Martin will also lend his media network, Black Star Network and its social channels to amplify the concert series through sharing exclusive interviews with the artists. Fans can access free tickets at www.blackandpositivelygolden.com.
“This celebration of faith not only brings together the powerful harmonies of gospel music but also unites community and family, touching hearts across the nation,” said Grammy Award Winner ® Bishop Hezekiah Walker. “I am honored to be back performing live on the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, alongside some of gospel’s brightest stars. But it’s not just about the music – it’s about the impact, as we celebrate faith to spread joy, compassion, and a message of hope to thousands of fans across the nation.”
As with previous years, the tour will celebrate McDonald’s continued commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). At each concert stop, attendees will have the opportunity to donate to their local RMHC chapter to benefit families served by the organization.
“It’s an honor that for 17 years, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour has inspired communities to lead change and push the envelope in their lives, just as this year’s artists are doing in their careers,” said Harry Smith, Indiana McDonald’s Owner/Operator and Chair of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. “In partnership with our crew members and through our ongoing support of RMHC, we are proud we are able to continue uniting communities that we serve through music to further drive impact.”
McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is one of the many company initiatives that feed and foster the community and inspire excellence. For more information on the 2023 concert series, including tour stops and how to garner free tickets, visit us online at www.blackandpositivelygolden.com or on Instagram @WeAreGolden.
September 15 – Chicago, IL
House of Hope
September 16 – Detroit, MI
October 6 – Philadelphia, PA
TD Pavilion at the Mann Center
October 20 – Atlanta, GA
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
November 11 – Jackson, MS
Jackson Convention Complex
Date TBD – Dallas, TX
Venue TBD (Holiday Show)
About McDonald’s USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s approximately 13,500 U.S. restaurants are owned and operated by independent business owners. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Instagram at @WeAreGolden and Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit rmhc.org. Follow RMHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
AZ Jazz Fest: Unforgettable 3-Day Event with Brian McKnight and Trombone Shorty
“Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of AZ Jazz Fest featuring Brian McKnight and Trombone Shorty. Don’t miss out!”
Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful melodies and electrifying performances at the AZ Jazz Fest! This highly anticipated 3-day event is back and promises to be an unforgettable experience for jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike.
Taking place at The Venue on High Street in North Phoenix, the AZ Jazz Fest invites you to indulge in a weekend filled with exceptional talent and captivating performances. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 20th, as the festival kicks off with a star-studded lineup that includes the legendary Brian McKnight and the incomparable Trombone Shorty. But that’s not all – there will be more incredible artists gracing the stage, ensuring a diverse range of jazz styles and musical expressions.
To make this event even more enticing, MEGA1043.COM is giving you the opportunity to win tickets! Tune in today and tomorrow at 8am and 2pm for your chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of jazz music. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to groove to the infectious rhythms and soulful tunes that will fill the air.
For a complete lineup and ticket information, make sure to visit the official website at azjazzfest.com. Secure your spot at this highly anticipated festival and prepare to be swept away by the magic of jazz.
Get ready to swing, sway, and be captivated by the AZ Jazz Fest – an event that promises to leave you with cherished memories and a newfound love for this timeless genre.
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