Last June I wrote a blog about Jack White and the Black Keys and in particular, I noted that Jack performed an Elvis Presley cover called "The Power of My Love" at his record-store day vinyl release party.
Here is a link to that post in case you missed it:
The vinyl that he released from his store is running about oh $200 on Ebay these days. It's an awesome performance and I remarked that the studio release of "Lazaretto" did not include the B-side Presley cover on it, like the special release live performance vinyl did.
There was a bootleg copy running around and we could only hope that it would be released to the masses someday.
I decided to check iTunes this week and there it was. So in the spirit of the holiday season and to pay tribute to Jack's homage to the number three, I'm going to give 3 free copies of this song to the first 3 people who ask for it. I bought the downloads and was going to try to paste them here for you to take. It didn't work however so I'm waiting to hear back from iTunes as to how to do that. Please feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or put your email in a comment and I will forward the free download email to you.
If they go quickly, I'll be sure to put up a post so you will know. I'm also tweeting this so if you are interested, please do reply soon.
Wishing you all a peaceful, happy and most wonderful time of the year!
Has anyone ever asked what your favorite candy or candy bar was from childhood? Mine happened to be the Marathon Candy Bar. Besides being a big fan of caramel, the sheer length of this candy bar made a kid feel like they were really getting their money's worth. I don't have an old wrapper to prove it, but I think there used to be a ruler on the back measuring off the inches. If memory serves correctly, it was about 10 inches long. We didn't think about the fact that it probably weighed the same as every other candy bar. Visually it appeared 2 or 3 times the size as the standard bar.
The commercials focused on its biggest selling point: how long the candy bar was and presumably was going to last. I was shocked and delighted that someone found and posted them on Youtube.
Mars Candy was the maker of this fine bar and since the company is still around today, one wonders why they don't bring this classic bar back. After checking their website, I can report that Mars did start another Marathon-named product in their line, but it is an energy bar and not the candy bar of yore.
The closest thing around these days is the Curly Wurly made by Cadbury. I picked one up recently at the World's Biggest Candy store down on Highway 169 south of the cities. It's about the only place I've ever seen them. Here's what it looks like:
As you can see, it's a bit shorter than the old Marathon.
Now for a look at the inside:
It's a fair enough substitute. It's braided and it's caramel and it's covered in chocolate, but still leaves a true fan longing for the original. It will simply have to do.
As always, thank you for visiting this blog and I truly hope you are enjoying the festive holiday season.
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.