Between August 1964 and June 1966, the Kinks recorded more than 60 songs NOT including numerous demos and BBC performances that are included in the reissues. That averages about three songs a month. Now consider this headline from an undated article reprinted in the liner notes: “Kinks had only three days off in two years but they love it!” Right.
7. ‘I WILL CHANGE THE TONE IN WASHINGTON’: Obama made this stupid promise as a candidate, and boy howdy, has the media ever filleted him for failing to deliver on this impossible pledge. Of course, we’re not stupid, and we know that “changing the tone” doesn’t happen when one whole faction of American politics greet your hopes with howling bloodthirst and intractable obstruction.
I was reminded of Petit’s perspective when I watched OK Go’s new and thoroughly magnificent music video Upside Down Inside Out. OK Go is an alternative rock band known for its up tempo songs and whip smart lyrics. But beyond the music, the band stands out for its award winning videos.
The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm and regulator, said it was concerned the proposed deal, which would create a new global giant in the sector, “may reduce competition for ophthalmic lenses”.The investigation had been widely expected.”Half of Europeans wear glasses and almost all of us will need vision correction one day,” the commission’s anti trust chief Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.”Therefore we need to carefully assess whether the proposed merger would lead to higher prices or reduced choices for opticians and ultimately consumers.”The commission said it was concerned that the merged company could use Luxottica’s powerful brands to convince opticians to buy Essilor lenses and cut other lens makers out of the market.The probe will look at whether this could have negative effects for consumers, such as less choice or higher prices. The commission has 90 working days until February 12 next year to reach a decision on the deal.The deal had been expected to conclude late this year or early 2018, creating a combined group to be known as EssilorLuxottica, with annual sales of more than 15 billion euros ($17.7 billion) and a market value of nearly 50 billion euros.Essilor and Luxottica said the review was to be expected given their size, and pledged to “closely cooperate with the European Commission to fully demonstrate the rationale of the proposed combination and the benefits that it will bring to customers, consumers and all the eyewear industry players.”They said they were confident the probe would be completed in a “timely manner” and “reaffirm the objective to close the transaction around the end of the year.”Founded in 1961, Luxottica owns the Ray Ban, Oakley and Sunglass Hut brands and licences for designer frames such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.Meghan Markle father Thomas paid 7,500′ for tell all interview on Good Morning BritainMeghan Markle’s father Thomas was reportedly paid 7,500 for a bombshell interview on Good Morning Britain in which he broke his silence about missing the royal wedding. In an extraordinary TV appearance, Thomas Markle apologised for the staged paparazzi photos and revealed details of how Harry asked for permission to marry Meghan.