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  1. Me making this post has been a long time coming. I've very much wanted to post something in the old Numero Uno forum, but I'll put it here since that forum is gone. As anyone can tell from my signature I belong to a band called "Not From Concentrate" we play around New York City (mostly Manhattan) and have all original works of music. I know most of you guys are into rap music, but try this on for size if you want to hear something new and fresh, and above all else, of a high quality. Please tell me what you guys think.

    Don't Act Like That (When The Lion Gets Here)


    In A Haze

    The Breakdown

  2. Irvin Kershner — who directed the "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again" and "Robocop 2" — has died. He was 87.

    Kershner died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long illness, said Adriana Santini, a France-based actress who is a family friend.

    Kershner already had made a number of well-received movies when he was hired by George Lucas to direct "Empire," which was the second produced but fifth in the "Star Wars" chronology.

    The 1980 production was a darker story than the original. In it, hero Luke Skywalker loses a hand and learns that villain Darth Vader is his father. The movie initially got mixed reviews but has gone on to become one of the most critically praised.

    Kershner told Vanity Fair in October that he tried to give the sequel more depth than the original.

    "When I finally accepted the assignment, I knew that it was going to be a dark film, with more depth to the characters than in the first film," he said. "It took a few years for the critics to catch up with the film and to see it as a fairy tale rather than a comic book."

    Kershner said he had only one sharp disagreement with Lucas. The script originally called for the heroine, Princess Leah, to tell space pilot Han Solo "I love you" and for him to reply "I love you, too."

    "I shot the line and it just didn't seem right for the character of Han Solo," Kershner said.

    Instead, actor Harrison Ford improvised the reply: "I know."

    Lucas wanted the original line but after test previews agreed to leave in Ford's reply, which has gone on to be one of the best-known lines in the series.

    The Philadelphia-born Kershner had both musical and photographic training and worked as a freelance illustrator before he turned to filmmaking. He graduated from the USC film school and in the 1950s made U.S. government informational films in Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.

    He was a director and cameraman for a television documentary series called "Confidential File" in Los Angeles before getting his first movie break in 1958 when Roger Corman hired him to shoot a low-budget feature called "Stakeout on Dope Street."

    He went on to direct a number of noted features in the 1960s and 1970s, including "A Fine Madness" with Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward and Jean Seberg, "The Flim-Flam Man" with George C. Scott, "Loving" with George Segal and Eva Marie Saint, and "The Eyes of Laura Mars" with Faye Dunaway.

    The 1976 television movie "Raid on Entebbe" earned him an Emmy nomination for direction.

    Besides "Empire," his big-budget work included the 1983 James Bond movie "Never Say Never Again" with Connery and "Robocop 2" in 1990.

    Kershner also occasionally acted. He played the priest Zebedee in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ."

    --Associated Press

  3. It must be amazing discovering new JJFP tracks for the first time!

    Now you are making me think about the first time I got his albums, :clap:

    In my opinion, I prefer his JJFP stuff. You seem to have most if not all of his solo stuff. It is very good, but don't forget about all the JJFP gems. My fav. album is Code Red by far. Just one of those perfect albums with a good pace and vibe. Favorite song will forever be I'm looking for the one (to be with me).

  4. It seems that whenever I make an apperance on the boards, I have something new that I've added to my collection. I was in Paris thia past July, for the whole month, my girlfriend got a scholarship to study abroad and I just hung out, ate crepes and practiced the bass. We went into a random record shop and I went right to the Hip Hop section and found this little records and added it to my collection.

    I apologize for the poor quality photo, I really have no idea how to use my computer's webcam.

    235651.jpg

  5. Hey guys,

    My band Not From Concentrate is in a battle fo the bands, we won the first two rounds and are now one step closer to a record deal and a tour. At this point we need online votes. Please Click Here to vote for us, we are currently in 3rd place. Multiple voting is allowed, so please do it whenever you can.


    Thanks!

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