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Coeur d'Alene resident Dawn Young wrote a book about having a baby with a founding member of The Rolling Stones that she gave up for adoption while living in England as a teen. She talked about the online book at her home on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)
One of the first things you see after stepping into the house on Sutters Way is a big family photo. The color picture, taken in 1995, shows an attractive group of happy people. As is almost always the case with families, though, the smiles don’t tell the whole story. But now the woman who lives in that contemporary Coeur d’Alene home has filled in some of the blanks. Anyone wondering about the blond, doesn’t-look-like-the-others young man on the right side of the family portrait can read “Not Fade Away,” Dawn Molloy Young’s autobiographical account of being forced to give up her baby as an English teenager in the 1960s. It’s not an unusual story from that era. Except, in this case, the baby’s father was Brian Jones, a founding member of the Rolling Stones/Paul Turner, SR. More here.
University of Idaho alumnus Jeff Chambers hadn't even heard the song “Thriftshop” when he was asked last October to arrange it for the pep band. “Truth be told, I'd never heard anything by them,” Chambers said of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a recent breakout rap duo from Seattle.But almost a year later, Rolling Stone magazine named the cover as one of the “10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs,” alongside songs like “Gangnam Style” by Psy and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke/Elizabeth Rudd, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Courtesy photo: University of Idaho)
Question: Did you ever play in a high/school college pep or marching band? Which school? Which instrument?
How to ignite a firestorm online and across social media: Put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnev on the August cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone has been trending on Twitter all morning. @BostonBachelor wrote: Hey @RollingStone you could have honored any victim of the Bombing with your cover. But you chose a Terrorist #BoycottRollingStone … If the cover photo looks familiar to you, it's because it was posted on social media by Tsarnev himself and shared previously by several media outlets. Rolling Stone, which publishes Tsarnev's first name as Jahar, calls the story on its Facebook page “a deeply reported account” of the life of the Boston bomber”/Scott Kleinberg, Chicago Tribune. More here.
Question: Does Rolling Stone deserve the social media firestorm it created by putting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on the cover?
You know. Cute but not famously feet-on-the-ground.
As I recall, there was a lot of that going around in 1981.
“I think we need to have a talk. Could you put the bird down?”
We found this curious, ironic story at Rollingstone.com, describing some harsh reactions by designers to the suggestion by President Obama that they design a free poster for his jobs campaign.
The president has asked graphic artists to donate their work for nothing. That's set off a few people to attack the idea, saying that the program has plenty of cash and that no one should be asked to work for free. Especially in this economy.
The full hullabaloo is over at Rolling Stone, and the story notes those designers whose work is chosen will not get paid but receive a framed copy of their poster, signed by the president. (Approximate retail value: $195.)
The effort to generate the posters came out of Obama's relection campaign, not from the White House. The goal was to cite the president's jobs campaign as a reason why graphic artists support his election.
A “creative brief” that explains how to submit work is right here.
The “sample” poster on the right is by Ryan Roche and was reprinted at RollingStone.com.