Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

By Hans Ebert Word is that James Taylor is performing in Hong Kong next month and that drummer Steve Gadd will be part of his backup band. Guess so. Musician friends are looking forward to the gig and have taken it for granted that I’ll be there. But I’m not too sure I will as [...]

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

Posted: 11th January 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Love, Love and Music, Music
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By Hans Ebert He knew when he bought it that this was no ordinary Christmas tree. After all, what made a grown man who had never ever celebrated Christmas nor had even received a Christmas present from his parents- they thought it was a waste of time- decide to buy a Christmas tree in August? [...]

By Hans Ebert The track “Graceland” came floating out of a racing radio station in Perth today. Where it was coming from added to what is a pretty eclectic record from a musician with a very wry sense of humour, and who, way too often is passed over when discussing those who have changed the [...]

By Hans Ebert Saying 2016 has been a bad year for music- and this year ain’t over yet- is an understatement. So is saying it’s been a bad year for the world of entertainment and the world in general. Whatever’s in the water, it’s not helped that river of life to be smooth sailing. No [...]

FRANK SINATRA

Posted: 27th December 2016 by We-Enhance in Music
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Dear Friends, When I saw your Calendar cover today about George Michael, “the reluctant pop star,” my first reaction was he should thank the good Lord every morning when he wakes up to have all that he has. And that’ll make two of us thanking God every morning for all that we have. I don’t [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s been said before and it’s been said many times this year: Life’s too short. And today, the day after Christmas, came the news that George Michael had his Last Christmas and decided to leave us at the age of 53, and join Prince, Bowie, Glenn Frey, Rick Parfitt from Status Quo, [...]

By Hans Ebert “Women they get weary/Young girls they do get weary/Wearing that same shabby old dress…” The late great Otis Redding sang that while dispersing the advice that when it comes to showing women affection, how there’s nothing more effective than trying a little tenderness. “Romance me,” “Woo me”, “Hold my hand”, “Cuddle me” [...]

By Hans Ebert You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need, and to keep Rock and Roll and the Blues and that renegade lifestyle that we all want and lead vicariously, we’ve always wanted Keef. And today, on his 73rd birthday, we need him more than ever. Why? Because [...]

By Hans Ebert “And so this is Christmas/And a happy New Year…” That was John Lennon at his most caustic, his most sardonic, and, as always, true to himself, and singing “Merry Xmas (War is over)” in a voice that was a combination of resignation, disappointment and sarcasm. That recording was recorded in October of [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend recently asked who is the best music company executive. The “best” in any industry is tough to name these days as so much is hidden from view with smoke and mirrors creating illusions (and delusion) of success, whereas in the music industry, the impression, rightly or wrongly, is that it’s [...]