Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk If I didn’t already love her, then revisiting the music released by Jimmy Webb over the last day made that love that much stronger. The song stories of Jimmy Webb, my favourite songwriter, and the voice of Glen Campbell came together to create a brand of pop music that was part [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Annie Lennox approached by talent scout – THE AUSTRALIAN The above shows the huge generation gap in the music industry- some young promotion girl thinking that the great Annie Lennox is an undiscovered talent who might have the potential to be more than she is. Dear gawd, who hires these gremlins [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There’s something happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones? Dylan wrote and asked that question on “The Ballad Of A Thin Man” many many years ago. In recent months, more and more friends have been asking almost the same thing- intelligent people looking for answers, wondering [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk My pint-sized favourite Smurfette Rock Chick friend and singer Kat has written a blog about music and the different vibrations it gives off and how it even had an effect on deaf and blind author, lecturer, political activist and everything in between that was the remarkable and inspirational Helen Keller. Share [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Whether we want to or not, social media has not only entered our lives, in some instances, it’s taken them over with seemingly no end in sight. We’re becoming, or have already become slaves to technology without even knowing it. The music industry, for example, never saw it coming despite file [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Just as there’s a very thin line between cool and uncool, so there is between hip and unhip. For example, seeing unknown musicians wear shades indoors has always made me cringe. If they’re blind, that’s one thing. If Bob Dylan, definitely. But wearing shades, even if one is very average Hong [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk My friend Mark in Sydney is going into the studio this week to record some of his originals, not for any other reason than just the fun of it. It’s not even taking a punt, because he has no expectations and knows that the return on his investment would be minuscule. [...]

By Hans Ebert Hear that sound? It’s the sound of silence. Real silence. See what I’m doing? I’m doing nothing other than gathering my thoughts, blocking out meaningless distractions, and spending some much needed Me Time by breaking bread with myself and cutting myself off from being drawn into the online world and “sharing” and [...]

By Hans Ebert And that’s the beauty of music- when it sneaks up on you when you’re not looking for it, and how one song can affect your entire being for that moment and it’s then up to you how long you want it to last. I had first heard “Into The Mystic” by Johnny [...]

By Hans Ebert Someone recently asked me why I write. We were talking about the impact of social media on society today and how, to her, everyone is a writer. If so, everyone is a writer that no one really reads. It’s all just verbiage now that everyone has the opportunity to have their say [...]