Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

By Hans Ebert Again, you need to go back to where you came from to gather your bearings and remember what you either might have forgotten or never appreciated at the time. Listening to the back catalogue of Mr Chuck Berry, I only now truly understand what a “backbeat and you can’t lose it” really [...]

By Hans Ebert Last week, my favourite ‘live’ band in Hong Kong ran through an extremely funk-driven version of the Sam and Dave hit “Hold On I’m Coming”. The saying that “It’s all about the song” really rang true. The song pushed everyone in band, especially the two singers. Play great songs, and their power [...]

By Hans Ebert Much has been said about the power of music, but one has to wonder if this is truly understood or celebrated, and just how much healing power it has. Some of us have tried climbing those 12 Steps, but, for whatever reason, too often, that Higher Power is either not at home [...]

By Hans Ebert Here that? Listen carefully. That’s the sound of silence. Hello, darkness, my old friend, indeed. And, of course, there’s been a darkness ever since The Orange Buffoon and his crooks and cronies lumbered into the White House spewing forth his own brand of fake news, vitriol and racism and just about everything [...]

By Hans Ebert No one said it would be easy. But no one also warned that it would be so damn tough to make it in music. Of course, it wasn’t always like this. But there’s always hope. It’s about finding it that’s what is inspiring and keeps one from falling off the edge or [...]

By Hans Ebert The stories from former and current staff at many of the offices about the politics and mismanagement of one of the major music companies in the region is not only a pity, it’s a bloody disgrace, especially having worked for the company when it was the leading music company in the region [...]

THE BEATLES: THANK YOU, LADS

Posted: 14th February 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Music, Music Industry

By Hans Ebert Their music has been the soundtrack to many of our lives. We grew up with them. Their songs made us smile, sad, think, forgive, forget, fall in love, fall out of love, stay in love. They gave us answers when there were none. They inspired us when we needed to be picked [...]

LIFE THROUGH THE MUSICAL LOOKING GLASS

Posted: 7th February 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Music
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By Hans Ebert We talk too much. We don’t listen enough. Our priorities are often upside down and back to front. We sleep so much, we lose touch with reality. We have minds, but rarely think. We’re happy to be led. We’re nowhere and everywhere. But think we’re somewhere. Or getting somewhere by doing nothing. [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend in music was trying to find “solace” in the recent cases of Alanis Morrisette being duped by her former manager for millions, and Sir Paul fighting with ATV/Sony Publishing to buy back his and John Lennon’s early catalogue of songs. Call me naive, but how did we ever get to [...]

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 [...]