David Bowie Rejected Demos From 1967 To Be Sold At Auction [Listen]

first_imgA small collection of David Bowie‘s early career demo recordings captured on reel-to-reel tape have been unearthed and will be sold at auction later this month.The boxed reel of 1/4″ Ampex recording tape includes four recordings from Bowie which were captured at Decca Studio 2 in West Hampstead, London in 1967. The demos were initially intended to appear on the singer’s debut album, but never made it onto the final tracklisting. All four recordings max out no longer than 2 minutes and 45 seconds in length, and include Bowie’s renditions of songs titled “Funny Smile”, “Pussy Cat”, and “Bunny Thing”. The reel also includes the demo of a song titled “Did You Ever Have a Dream”, which would go on to be included on the British rock star’s 1981 Another Face compilation.Related: Lost Footage Of David Bowie’s Television Debut As Ziggy Stardust Being Restored For Forthcoming BBC DocumentarySpin also reports that the recording of “Bunny Thing” closes out with Bowie offering up some spoken word about rabbits smuggling drugs. Fans can listen to a portion of the recordings below.David Bowie – 1967 Demo Recordings[Video: Omega Auctions]The lucky fan or collector who purchases the David Bowie demos will also go home with a digital copy of the recordings, which are included in the package. Starting bid for the item is currently listed at £3,000 (just over $3,900) and is expected to sell for somewhere between £5,000 – £8,000 ($6,500 – $10,400). Omega Auctions will sell the item during their upcoming event in Newton-le-Willows, England on May 21st. Fans can visit the item’s page on the auctioneer’s website for a detailed breakdown.Speaking of “demos”, a forthcoming posthumous Bowie record titled, The Mercury Demos, is set to arrive late next month on June 28th via Parlophone. The album is set to include 10 previously unreleased Bowie recordings which were captured in the late musician’s apartment in the spring of 1969.[H/T The Guardian]last_img read more

Lemax as a tourist export product: Leading Indonesian tour operator starts implementation of Croatian tourism software

first_imgAn interesting fact is that Lemax has only one product of its own, a unique software solution of its own, which is intended for travel agencies and tour operators. The cooperation with Panorama Destitanion continues the global market presence of Lemax, and after Asia Trails, this is another international success and export of Croatian knowledge.”We are proud that Panorama Destination has recognized the quality of our software solution and selected us as a partner for implementation in the global market. We are convinced that full integration will lead to the achievement of customers’ goals. ”  points out Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax. The realization of the contracted phases of Lemax software implementation will enable the Panorama Destination Group to respond faster and more efficiently to incoming inquiries, deliver current offers, faster and more accurate invoicing to customers, all thanks to a fully automated sales flow. Sales and marketing automation tools will increase revenue and profit, and the new automated questionnaire and inquiry confirmation process is expected to increase Panorama Destination’s booking capacity by as much as tenfold.  Lemax today has more than 120 users on all continents except Antarctica Lemax signed the largest single contract with Asian Trails travel agency in Thailand late last year to support the work of more than 700 employees with over 4000 partners and 8 markets that together cover almost a third of the world’s population, a big step towards opening the Asian market. They are also present in nine global markets, which include Iceland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Denmark, the United States, Italy and Mexico.  Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax / Photo: Lemax Lemax is web travel software that automates sales, marketing, operations and finance. For more than 20 years, the Croatian company has created and implemented software solutions for the tourism industry, offering digital business solutions to tour operators and destination management companies (DMC). Today, Lemax software is used by more than 120 users in more than 50 countries on six continents, with a total annual transaction value of € 1,35 billion. center_img RELATED NEWS: As they point out from Lemax, their software will provide greater automation in business, enabling the processing of more bookings with increased efficiency, faster invoicing and reporting, expanding sales channels and maximizing revenue. Lemax, an IT company that develops and sells Lemax software for travel agencies and tour operators in the global market, has started the software implementation process with the leading Indonesian tour operator Panorama Destination to enable the upgrade of the web-based back office system.  Panorama Destination is a leading Indonesian tour operator that TTG Asia, the most popular destination company for MICE, has named the best tour operator in Indonesia. Last year alone, more than 115.000 incoming tourists used the services of one of the group’s offices. Founded in 1999, they employ more than 500 tourism professionals and 250 licensed tour guides specializing in travel services in Indonesia. With branches in key tourist destinations in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores and Sulawesi, Panorama Destination provides a standardized service throughout the country that they want to modernize and adapt to new travel trends. MATE KOSTOVSKI, DIRECTOR OF LEMAX: WE HAVE ONLY ONE, OWN PRODUCT, AT THE SAME TIME RECOGNIZED ON THE GLOBAL MARKET AS THE LEADER IN THE INDUSTRYlast_img read more

MSOC : Boerger earns starting nod in goal for SU

first_img Comments Sitting on the bench near the end of last season, Phil Boerger started to put together his exit plan from Evansville. His dissatisfaction with the losing program had become insurmountable, and after being the starting goalkeeper for half the season, the benching only made it worse. Boerger had to get out.In the last game he started for Evansville, Boerger gave up two goals in a 2-1 loss to Drake. They were the final two goals he’d ever give up for the Purple Aces. He sat on the bench for the remainder of the season.‘We definitely weren’t playing to our potential at all,’ Boerger said. ‘A lot of guys ended up leaving. I was the first guy to leave in the spring semester. I started I think it was 10 games. And then one thing kind of led to another, and I knew I was going to leave there at the end of the season.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs he watched from the bench, Boerger made up his mind to leave the program and play out his final year of eligibility elsewhere. Given his release from Evansville, Boerger was presented with some options, but none seemed better than the one Syracuse (1-2-0, 0-0 Big East) offered. It was the chance to reunite with SU assistant coach Mike Miller, who was an assistant coach at Evansville for Boerger’s first two years there, as well as an opportunity to play in the higher profile Big East conference.Now the Orange’s starting goalkeeper, Boerger, who is in his senior season, has been given the opportunity to help build the program back up to a respectable level. He’s started all three of Syracuse’s games so far in 2011 and has made 10 saves, including a six-save performance in the team’s season-opening 1-0 loss to Colgate. All told, the decision to leave Evansville turned out to be a good one so far for both him and SU.‘He’s made a couple of really good saves, important saves for us,’ head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘I think he’s been very solid. If he continues to keep moving forward and growing, I think he can have a really important season for us.’McIntyre never guaranteed Boerger the starting spot, sparking a preseason competition mainly between the transfer and junior Ryan Jones. Also in the mix were three freshmen, but they were certainly considered the underdogs in the competition that involved two veterans.With the departure of Jeremy Vuolo, the Orange was looking for someone to step into that spot and make a seamless transition in goal.Boerger became that new face, bringing along a semblance of stability having already gone through the collegiate learning curve.Still, the Orange’s 2-10-5 record last season could have been a cause for concern to someone looking to finish out his career on a high note. SU hasn’t shown it can win consistently under McIntyre.But that wasn’t enough to dissuade Boerger from transferring.‘It was tough, obviously,’ Borger said. ‘With a record like that, it’s not appealing, at first. But looking into it, it was a great thing to be a part of to help build up. This is my last season, and hopefully I can help build onto that and maybe bring some prowess to the program.’With Boerger being named the starter, a spot McIntyre said isn’t necessarily solidified, Jones was relegated to a reserve position for yet another season after sitting behind Vuolo in 2010. But Jones said he didn’t get caught up in Boerger transferring to SU, and the ramifications that it would have on his own spot on the team.Instead, he took it as a reason to work harder. Improve every day in practice. And when given playing time in a game, capitalize on the opportunity.‘It’s disappointing that I’m not the one starting,’ Jones said. ‘But it’s definitely great to have him here just for both of us to get better. …It’s been great so far that we’ve been working together, and trying to get better as a team. ‘That’s Boerger’s goal exactly. He didn’t leave a floundering program at Evansville to join another in Syracuse. He left to resurrect a team that had fallen to the bottom of what he considers one of the best conferences in the country.With his struggles in Evansville behind him and the starting spot in Syracuse secured for now, Boerger is focusing on how far this team can go. Along with his personal rejuvenation has come a lofty vision for the future of the program.‘I know that this team can be one of the top programs in the Big East and in the country in the future,’ Boerger said. ‘I want to be part of that.’[email protected] Published on September 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more