July 30, 2007
The former 13th street in Berlin, Germany, was renamed to “Frank Zappa Strasse” after the the great American rock musician. Zappa, who has contributed many great albums to american rock music, died of prostate cancer in Berlin, in 1993.
July 26, 2007
Stevie Wonder has written so many great songs. I personally like some of the older albums best. Here’s a song from a great album I highly recommend.
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Talking Book
Song: You and I
July 25, 2007
On July 17th, Costa Cruises received their one millionth booking for 2007. This is a first for the 60 year old company and a testimony to their excellent product. more info
A new by-monthly online magazine for bass players will be launched August 1st. World-class bass industry professionals have apparently been assembled to contribute “how to” articles as well as accounts of their personal experiences.
Some of the editorial staff are: Bill Bartolini, Gary Willis, Billy Dickens, Alain Caron, Ray Riendeau, Michael Manring, Nathan East, Avishai Cohen, Adam Nitti, David Dyson, Todd Johnson, Al Caldwell, Phill Baker, Mark Wright, Dennis Moody, Chris Brandt, Damian Erskine and Chance Walte.
The magazine is also looking to incorporate audio and video, a feat that paper publications can’t offer.
July 23, 2007
In an effort to encourage its passengers to live healthier, Royal Caribbean International will tighten up their smoking policies on board 18 of their 21 ships. After this policy change, passengers will be able to smoke only on their stateroom balconies, on starboard outer decks and in designated areas in some bars and lounges.
According to the company, feedback from passengers was the driving force behind the policy change.
After Princess Cruises’ Pacific Star was damaged in a severe storm, the cruise line was forced to cancel the cruise and send passengers back home. Some of those passengers had their flight delayed by a note suggesting a bomb threat.
Authorities took the threat seriously, emptied and inspected the plane before flying passengers to Auckland, New Zealand with a 1.5 hour delay.
July 19, 2007
In order to take advantage of the booming cruise ship industry, the chinese are set to build a port for cruise ships in Shanghai, the first of its kind in China. more info
July 17, 2007
This week’s song suggestion is a refreshing new version of an old tune “Airmail Special”.
Artist – Eddie Daniels & Gary Burton (with Peter Erskine, Mulgrew Miller and Marc Johnson)
Album – Benny Rides Again
Song – Airmail Special
Sprint is now offering roaming service on some cruise ships for $2.99/minute. You’ll be able to receive and make calls from poolside. Charges will appear on your sprint bill.
Mobile broadband cards won’t work though.
Here’s a list of ships where this service is supposed to work:
Cruise Line Name of Ship
Carnival Cruise Lines Celebration
Carnival Cruise Lines Conquest
Carnival Cruise Lines Destiny
Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy
Carnival Cruise Lines Elation
Carnival Cruise Lines Fantasy
Carnival Cruise Lines Fascination
Carnival Cruise Lines Galaxy
Carnival Cruise Lines Glory
Carnival Cruise Lines Holiday
Carnival Cruise Lines Imagination
Carnival Cruise Lines Inspiration
Carnival Cruise Lines Legend
Carnival Cruise Lines Liberty
Carnival Cruise Lines Miracle
Carnival Cruise Lines Paradise
Carnival Cruise Lines Pride
Carnival Cruise Lines Sensation
Carnival Cruise Lines Triumph
Carnival Cruise Lines Valor
Carnival Cruise Lines Victory
Celebrity Cruise Lines Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Cruise Lines Celebrity Century
Celebrity Cruise Lines Millennium
Holland America Lines Holland America Volendam
Holland America Lines Windsurf
Holland America Lines Seabourn Pride
Norwegian Cruise Lines Marco Polo
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Crown
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dream
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Majesty
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Star
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Wind
Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises Navigator
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises ms Voyager
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises ms Mariner
Royal Caribbean International Royal Adventurer
Royal Caribbean International Royal Brilliance of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Empress of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Enchantment of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Explorer of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Grandeur of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Jewel of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Legend of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Majesty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Mariner
Royal Caribbean International Royal Monarch of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Radiance of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Rhapsody of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Serenade of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Sovereign
Royal Caribbean International Royal Splendour
Royal Caribbean International Royal Vision of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Royal Voyager of the Seas