On This Date, November 27th, In 1970: George Harrison released his first post-Beatles’ solo album All Things Must Pass. The first triple album by a solo artist, the original vinyl release featured two records of rock songs and a third, entitled Apple Jam that was composed of informal jams led by Harrison with musician friends and other famous musicians. Containing the massive hit singles “My Sweet Lord” and “What Is Life,” the album was eventually certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. Today, All Things Must Pass is regarded as one of the best albums made by a Beatle as a solo artist. It’s definitely one of my favorite albums ever and I still play it all of the time. Favorite tracks: “Beware of Darkness,” “Wah Wah,” “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” and “Awaiting on You All.”
Nothing says Happy Easter to me quite like this fantastic sculpture of Jesus made entirely out of milk chocolate, which was lovingly crafted by Brooklyn-based artist Cosimo Cavallaro. A lot of ignorant, narrow minded, tight-ass religious conservatives have given Cosimo a hard time about the My Sweet Lordsculpture, as it is also known. Various Catholic organizations made a big enough stink about the planned gallery showing of the sculpture at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan to completely shut the exhibit down. The hotel manager also spoke on CNN about receiving death threats (such a Christian way to behave) against him and his staff if the sculpture was put on exhibit. Score another point for ill-informed zealots freaking out over something they know absolutely nothing about. Fortunately, this ludicrous uproar only got the artist and his beautiful homage to Jesus a ton of free publicity!
Art should not be censored!
Please visit Cosimo’s website, where you can see pictures of furniture and other stuff that he’s covered with melted cheese.