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By Hans Ebert Maybe it was listening to Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited album after all these years, and hearing his stories put to music- “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “Desolation Row”- that had us talking about music’s storytellers, and who’s there today writing songs that touch heart, head and soul. [...]

The wonderful thing about music is there’s so much of it that one never stops discovering and re-discovering all that’s out there. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookDigg

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Despite another episode of Kanyebombing, the Grammy Awards this week made for good television viewing- even if it only would be remembered for a day. Much of the music was very good- the performances of the extraordinary Annie Lennox, John Legend, Mary J Blige and Sam Smith. and the always underrated Jeff Lynne and his [...]

Growing up, many of our parents worked damn hard to make ends meet, to literally put food on the table, and ensure we had a good education, a better life than they had and gave us a future path where it was up to us as how to use it and which road to take [...]

Call it When Worlds Collide, call it a buffet gone horribly wrong, call it confusion and not evolution nor revolution, but, call what once was the music industry, but which is now all showbiz and snowbiz and “celebrity product placement” through an entertainment media in the pockets of many for what it is: A bloody [...]

It’s been relentless, it’s been contrived, it’s been way over the top, and yesterday, or today, or, gawd knows when, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian get married in a wedding that has been built up by the American entertainment industry to be something bigger than any other wedding in the history of the world and [...]

It’s been a long day’s journey into the night with a few rays of sunshine, but the more women I meet, the more I know that the woman I need in my life, at this time and place, is someone who is either in music or knows her music. Without this love and appreciation for [...]

By Hans Ebert Perhaps it’s the quiet before the storm or a time when many are regrouping to make new sense of previous nonsense. (Source: Guardian) It’s happening throughout the world almost as if we are waving goodbye to a past we wish to erase as we were part of it and trying to find [...]

There was a time when a “supergroup” like Blind Faith was a dream project. After all, here was Stevie Winwood from Traffic and Eric Clapton and Ginger Rogers from that other “supergroup”‘ that was Cream and Ric Gretch from Family. But after one not very supergroup effort which had one magnificent track in “Can’t Find [...]