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Here’s a beautiful song for Alice by my friends


MSG – No not a new band but the food additive

I always thought I stayed away from MSG!!!!!! for allergies. Sure didn’t know it is in all this stuff.
The content of this article has links to substantiate its claims – Scary stuff! MSG (a slow poison)

The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as “Natural Flavoring.” MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbucks coffee shops!

I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America .

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.

The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.

When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked the cup-boards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything — the Campbell’s soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top RamenBetty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals andKraft salad dressings, especially the “healthy low-fat” ones.

The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called  “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein”, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.

It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don’t catch on. (Other names for MSG are “Accent, Ajinomoto,” “Natural Meat Tenderizer,” etc.)

But it didn’t stop there.


MPG Awards

MPG awards-Steve Levine (MPG Chairman,)David Bedford,Blue Weaver

MPG awards-Steve Levine (MPG Chairman,) David Arnold & Blue Weaver

 

What a great night!

See www.mpg.org.uk for results.

Saw my old friend Tony Visconti, who won the ‘Joe Meek Award’ for innovation and excellence in production. Talked to David Arnold, The Coral and Ben Drew (Plan B) amongst many others.

 


Speakeasy Membership

Original membership card from the great ‘Speak’ 48 Margaret Street, London.
Speakeasy Membership Card


PSB’s – OGWT – Later Tonight

First Whistle Test performance by the PSB’s see also the ‘Opportunities’ clip and you’ll see the 2 Fairlights we also used to program the tracks but appart from that all was live. I’d forgotten what a really great sound we created that night.


Ballad of Mott the Hoople@NFT

Just went to see this new ‘Documottary’ at the National Film Festival in London, great work by all. Chris Hall and Mike Kerry present the story with the passion and affection of genuine fans….Makes me realise I played a small part in one of the worlds greatest rock bands. See it if you can…


The Blue Gees?

This is one of the few videos that actually has some great shots of all the band. All my buttons broke off my shirt but the show must go on!


Los Fresones – Canillas de Aceituno

Los Fresones & Pimientito @ La SociedadA really good night! myself and Terry Bishop played a selection of our favourite songs for all our friends and neighbours in Canillas.
Thanks also to Mark Shurey (Pimientito) for playing some amazing classical and flamenco guitar. See you all next year when we hope to give a concert each month through the spring and summer and shall be inviting guest musicians and singers for each event.


Fans Forever! Thank you all

I recently had a bad time emotionally and aired my views on Facebook and I now have to thank all the Bee Gees fans past and present for their wonderful show of support.

Below are just a few of the wonderful comments I received.

I have read all the comments posted under the “Fanny” link, and I am a HUGE and have been a forever Bee Gee Fan. I agree with all the comments the fans have made, without you , and the others, the music would not have had the “CHEMISTRY” it does. YOU all were and still are part of what made the Brother’s GIBB who they are. Yes, they were the front 3 with the star quality and voices, but, they needed the music to make it happen, and that’s the contribution you all did make, and don’t ever forget that. Rosie was right, we true fans know the history, and all of you, and you are thought of with great fondness for all you contributed. I am honored that you accepted me on FB as a “friend” and have never met me. I just know that you should be proud of all you did and the talent that you have. Sue speaks very highly of you , along with Madlyn Gould and Heidi Bookout, close friends of mine, Madlyn and Sue live in England, Heidi lives in Washington State, and they all have commented on your talent and what your contributions on the albums and live performances were. Carry the good times with you, and I do hope you find the peace you envy in Alan. You do deserve it. Do not ever forget the talent that you have been blessed with, your musical, and writing. I can barely put a sentence together let alone sit and try to put a song together. I have always been in “aww” of people that have the talent that you do. God Speed and take care.

A long loving fan
Jean

Penny Schmidt commented on your link:

“Hey Blue! The musicians in a band never get the credit they deserve.  Neil diamond has an amazing band and many with him for years, but they never get the credit due them.  Bon Jovi has 4 main members but there’s always more when they play….no credit given.  George Strait has an awesome back up band, the Ace in the Hole band, but couldn’t tell you who they are. Believe me, as a very long time fan of the Bee Gees, we do know who you guys are-that’s why we have all friended you all on Facebook (thank you for that) and it’s why we feel the pain when a family member is lost.  You, Alan and Dennis were and are very special in our hearts and always will be! Oh to be able to go back in time and see all of you, which I never had the chance to do!”

Sue Davey commented on your link:

“Hi Blue, as a life long Gibb Bro’s fan, I just want you to know and of course Alan, Denis & everyone else who contributed over the years,how important YOU ALL were & STILL ARE to fans everywhere. They were lucky to have such a brilliant band with them.It was a dream come true to meet you in Manchester’03 not just becoz of the BG thing, but to meet such a talented musician & good bloke !!!! I know alot of people who feel the same XXX”