Posts Tagged ‘Ben Semmens’

By Hans Ebert It takes a lot for a train to cry and it takes a lot for a dam to burst and, gawd knows, it takes having to sidestep so many half-baked promises, and flimflam fakers to get to halfway near nowhere as a- I don’t really know, anymore. A chanteuse? Recording artist- and [...]

My friend Ben Semmens and I received a Royalty cheque last week from Universal Music Publishing in Hong Kong for HK$284.  This was after months of hounding the publishing house for a statement of “monies earned to date” for our song called “Home”, not the most original of titles in this hashtag and Google-centric world, [...]

If it wasn’t just so sad, it would be funny, but as this is written, Chris Brown has been released after being held hostage in the Philippines for three days for “unpaid bills”, there’s some kinda bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry over a song called, well, “Bad Blood”, there is absolutely way [...]

There is just so much music out there, and yes, not all of it is that great. Then again, greatness is in the ear of Van Gogh and the psyche of Rasputin, but because of all the clutter, some real gems fall through the cracks. Guitarist Wil Cajucom is one of those rough diamonds found [...]

“Home-made Music is the online meeting place for the global creative community” Home-Made Youtube Channel Home-Made Official Facebook page Home-Made(@HomeMadeMusic78) – Twitter It’s been over-cooked and half-baked for so long that some good old new fashioned home-made music- make, bake and shake that Home-made Music- might be the recipe many have been waiting for. Share [...]

In a world where making money by making music has made many musicians keep their day jobs and take on night jobs as gigs are scarce, and also because of those bozos who proclaimed from their games of thrones that giving away music was a good thing plus those other parasites who hoodwinked unknown artists [...]

No one said life would be easy, but they also never warned that it would also be so damn difficult, especially when making music, writing a song for the pure joy of it, and then, having that initial ego boost of people wanting actually wanting to pay money for the song via sync deals etc [...]

(www.fasttrack.hk) PRESS RELEASE Hong Kong, September 2, 2014: Home is where the heart is and, to many, home on a weekday in Hong Kong is attending a Happy Wednesday night at Happy Valley Racecourse. Now, there’s a song about all this, called, naturally enough, “Home”, which doubles and triples as the musical anthem for the [...]

It’s a little strange to think that after all this time, Hong Kong doesn’t have a song it can call its own. Apart from the comical chop suey of a song made famous in the Sixties called “Kowloon Hong Kong” by a female group from the Philippines named The Reynettes, there have only been songs [...]

I was wondering if this would be a horse racing story or a music story before deciding that horse racing really is part of entertainment and it’s only the hardcore racing media and having the sport pigeon-holed by those within racing clubs is what still keeps this sport insular and in the Dark Ages- except [...]