Posts Tagged ‘Bowie’

By Hans Ebert It’s the technique not the idea. It’s something my mentor in advertising- Keith Reinhard- used to make all his creative directors understand, especially during a time when when the art director was more interested in how “beautiful” a print ad should look like and the copywriter was asked to shorten the headline [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s no other way to put it: We’re all going to die, some before others. And as we face mortality, we start making changes and finalising plans- the obituary, the funeral, how and where you want to lay your weary head, who you want to be beside you, what you want to [...]

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. [...]

Say what you will- and even though I heard a track by Clash being played on an online horse racing channel today- the Beatles HAVE to be a miracle that happened when the world needed it most with something prophetic when Lennon said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Always ahead of the [...]

Some call him The Reefometer and though he has lived through being The World’s Most Elegant Human Being and all who have been in his presence over the years, still marvel at the fact that he remains alive, Keith Richards, remains the most charismatic man in Rock. (Source: Ning) Forget age, because like Bowie, Springsteen [...]

A reader recently wrote in about how the contestants left on “American Idol” are “bland”. It was a very appropriate word about much of the music we either hear, or are “allowed” to hear and a music industry that is incredibly, well, bland as it run by equally bland people. Perhaps bland is “in” and, [...]

Though Season 10 of “American Idol” is now upon us, I think back to that time long, long, ago and to Season 8 and Adam Lambert. Only the homophobic and  musically-challenged would argue that he was one of the best- if not the best- talents to come out of “American Idol.” Of course, he was [...]