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Pretty Green beginning

Pretty Green beginning

Pretty Green birthday @ Italy's Heineken festival

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MILAN - Yesterday Beady Eye were in Milan again and confirmed they will play (their album Different gear still speeding) in Venice @ 3-days-Heineken festival (Manchester City sponsor), that is Venezia, Saint Marco lion city :), on 9 June, that is Pretty Green 2nd birthday and also my birthday.
That day there will be also Coldplay, Cesare Cremonini and other bands (Echo & The Bunnymen, We Are Scientists).
Usually I don't do anything special for my birthday, I never celebrate, but this could be really different (different year, now celebrating :)
It was said also on Twitter by Cesare Cremonini, the Italian singer whose "Mondo" (world) was the song of the summer 2010 in Italy, saying "amiamo l'Inghilterra, crediamo nell'eternità", we love England, we believe in eternity.
Meanwhile, during the Beady Eye tour, Liam is dedicating the song Man of Misery to the "Pretty Green lovers".


you've got your ticket to ride :)

Pretty Green Italy

Monday, March 21, 2011

MILAN - Beady Pretty Italy. Today it's spring. Remember this Pretty Green Italy blog (but of course it's not only about Italy), where are the main posts about it since the beginning of Pretty Green (11 March 2009 in Milan, the 2nd "birthday" was some days ago, though Pretty Green officially celebrates its birthdays on the official launch day, 9 June, that is also my birthday), so it's easier to read the articles about it, with less stuff around, bigger images, etc.  
soon I'm gonna remove the "blogspot" and add more old stuff and make some changes, as in a few time there's gonna be a shop in Milan too (let's say months...first New York and Japan, they're far away so they need a shop there). You know, posts, comments and all can be easily "transferred" from a web to another one. 
By the way, I'm still enthusiastic as when we anticipated Beady Eye @ Venice Heineken festival on 9 June, and it seems they will be there.

Liam: I am Superman... you're going to pull a really nice-looking girl wearing Pretty Green

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MILAN - I'm adding more stuff, videos, photos to the Milan gig post.

In August it'll be 20 years since Gallagher and his brother Noel first took the stage as Oasis. It'll be almost two since they broke up backstage in Paris in a shower of guitar splinters. As in a proper divorce, Noel cited Liam's "verbal and violent intimidation." Meanwhile, Liam, 38, took custody of guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell (now on guitar), and drummer Chris Sharrock, renamed the group Beady Eye, and recorded Different Gear, Still Speeding. Fresh from rehearsals for their inaugural tour, he swaggers into the band's London management office wearing a green parka and a fedora from his Pretty Green clothing line. Today he had an epiphany: "Guess what, mate? I reckon I'm in the best fucking band in the world. Twice that's happened now. Mega, isn't it?"

Is Beady Eye really a new band? It's Oasis without the songwriter.
Course it's a new band. We're writing great songs. We're doing things how we want them done.

Are the songs new?
Sixty percent is new. Forty percent is stuff we had knocking about -- demos that maybe Chris had never drummed on or I had never sang on. Never have all four of us been on those songs before. "Wind Up Dream" and "The Morning Son" was knocking about…

When you say "knocking about," does that mean they are actually old Oasis songs?
No way. Me and Gem always used to go to Wheeler End [Oasis' studio in rural England] and do demos. We went through all the demos, and it was obvious which were ours and which ones were the little fella's. How? They were the good ones.

The little fella? How is life without him?
The little fella's gone. I watch enough Sky News to know that we shouldn't have leaders. This band is four geezers all on the same page, wanting to make this the greatest band in the world.

Another new song, "Beatles and Stones," pays tribute to your heroes. What did you do for John Lennon's 70th?
I had a little drink. I didn't make a big deal of it. I didn't lie in bed naked or go for a fucking Japanese, if that's what you're on about.

"The Morning Son," what's that about?
It's about Jesus. It's about resurrection: "The morning son has rose." But most songs are about me getting to the end of the song and thinking, "Thank fuck that's over." I find words really hard.

Do you feel you've got something to prove?
No, I'm in the top two human beings on the planet.

Who else is there?
I dunno. Could be Elvis. Could be Gandhi. Could be the street sweeper. Could be you. We all think we're Superman from time to time. I feel like I've contributed. I feel like I've got kids off their arses. I think there's a lot of kids out there who have got something from our music.

Let's go back to the breakup in Paris in 2009. Say you don't smash Noel's guitar. Say you sort it out. If you could go back, would you?
No. Let's nail this down: This ain't no stopgap or side project. We're not hanging around waiting for the little fella to come to his senses. By the time he does that, we'll be flying.

What's he doing?
Recording probably. I'll check it out when the time comes. We share the same management, so I'm sure he's had a little listen to ours. Whether he likes it or not, who cares?

What do you miss most about him?
I'm not pleased we're not talking, but I want to do things the right way -- my way, for once. Noel used to have the big vision. Sometimes he treated us like his fucking backing band. Some of the videos we did were fucking shocking. "Lyla," for example -- we look like fucking Culture Club on shit acid. This time 'round, we're in control of the details.

What don't you miss?
Oasis was done. Even a blind man could see it. It was: new record, do the videos, big tour, have a fight. I'm glad that routine has come to an end.

Noel had a baby in October. Didn't you send a card?
A lot of people have kids. He's not the first and he won't be the last. I wished him all the best through me mam.

Your clothing label, Pretty Green, has done well. What am I going to experience wearing your gear as opposed to, say, Jay-Z's Roca-wear?
You're going to be fucking arrested wearing his gear and you're going to pull a really nice-looking bird wearing mine.

So, we'll never hear Oasis live ever again?
No. Never. I'll miss them songs, but they are in me head. They are in my life deeply already. In my DNA. But Beady Eye can't start banging out fucking "Live Forever," can they? Never say never, but…no.

Pretty Green TCT-shirt now available

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LONDON - Pretty Green has designed a limited edition T-Shirt, Badge and Poster to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. All profits from the sale of this product (£20) will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

There are 3 parts to this product:

tee: made from our finest luxury cotton, featuring an iconic 12 colour illustrated tambourine drawn by David Tazzyman.

pin badge: based on David's tambourine illustration for the tee, cast in metal.

poster: A3 Colour Poster of Liam Gallagher at Murrayfield, folded to A6.

All three items come packaged in a specially designed outer envelope, constructed from dyed black embossed paper, printed in two colours.
click here

Meanwhile, Beady Eye left a message through Sony Japan:

We have all been shocked and saddened by the terrible news coming from Japan. Even more as we still have fond memories of our concert in Sendai with Oasis in 2002.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all the people of Japan, our fans and friends there. Japan is a great country and we know you will come through this.
With deepest sympathies,

Liam, Gem Andy & Chris
Beady Eye

former English AC Milan ace Mark Hateley @ Pretty Green

GLASGOW - Mark Hateley (former Rangers FC and AC Milan centre forward, playing with another English player Raymond Wilkins @ Milan in the '80s when I was a child), Tom Boyd MBE (former Celtic FC defender) and singer/song writer Pete Macleod will all be making special guest appearances at our Glasgow store on Saturday 19th March.
Mark, Tom & Pete have all kindly given up their time to promote the Pretty Green Teenage Cancer Trust tee which was released earlier this week. All profits (£20) from the sales of the limited edition tee, pin badge and poster set will be going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mark who spent two spells at Rangers scored an impressive 112 goals in 214 appearances and won 5 successive Scottish Premier League (SPL) titles whilst also picking up the Scottish Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year.
Tom played 304 games for Celtic between 1990-2001 picking up 3 SPL titles and captaining Celtic to their first league title in 10 years in 1998. Tom was awarded an MBE in 2002 for his contribution to Scottish football and is currently the manager of U-17 Celtic team.
Glasgow born and raised singer/song writer Pete Macleod will also be appearing in-store on the same day. Pete who donated all of the proceeds from his new track ‘Rolling Stone’ to Cancer Research UK will be playing a 20 minute acoustic set. Click here to listen to him.
Mark and Tom will be in-store from 3pm & Pete will kick-off his acoustic set at 3.15pm.
All are welcome!

legendary goal, derby AC Milan-Inter Milan 2-1, 1984

Pretty Green taking care of business

Friday, March 11, 2011

LONDON - Milan 11 March 2009->11 March 2011, 2 years ago the beginning of Pretty Green.

More about Pretty Green and financial issues. As Liam on his (only one) tattoo: "TCB take care of business" (from Elvis Presley).
Photo: one of the new t-shirts, with a vinyl record printed. Now there are also nice Harrington jackets, we were waiting for them (worn by Elvis, McQueen, etc., see that post) and John Lennon military jackets.

City boy Gallagher
The last celebrity appointment to the board of a quoted fashion group was hardly a runaway success: the Australian model Elle Macpherson stepped down as a director of the surfwear label Hot Tuna in 2007 after barely 18 months.
I now hear that, undeterred, another well-known show-business face might one day appear before City investors.
Pretty Green, the clothing label founded by the musician Liam Gallagher, has recently begun sounding out small-cap brokers about the idea of a stock market listing, although a flotation remains some way off.
Appointing the combustible Mr Gallagher to the board of a public company would certainly guarantee a turnout at Pretty Green annual meetings. Investors wanting to keep on the right side of him would be well-advised, however, not to confuse the label with another well-known UK clothing brand: Oasis.
Mark Kleinman, Financial Times

Liam designs t-shirt for Teenage Cancer Trust charity

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

LONDON - Liam Gallagher and Pretty Green have designed a limited edition t-shirt and pin badge to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
 “I've always been a massive supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust. This collaboration is only just the start” says Liam.
 These exclusive t-shirts will be available for purchase from 14 March at www.prettygreen.com and at Pretty Green stores in London, Manchester and Glasgow for £45 with £20 from the sale of each t-shirt going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
 Teenage Cancer Trust's Music Manager, Jane Ashton says, “Music plays a huge role in most young people’s lives, whatever they are going through and it’s a big part of Teenage Cancer Trust so naturally we are delighted that Liam has chosen to support us with this fantastic bespoke t-shirt and pin badge. We’re also excited to welcome back Liam to the Royal Albert Hall this year, with Beady Eye and look forward to further collaborations with Pretty Green.”
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