Posts Tagged ‘Bruno Mars’

By Hans Ebert The Big Fish In The Small Pond Syndrome. It’s been the death of many musicians, and, these days, with all these social media platforms available, it’s all become one free-for-all for self promotion. And it’s not only ugly as hell, it’s funny, it’s sad and it’s pointless. Once thought to be online [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk To understand the current state of the Hong Kong music industry today- pretty much dead and buried- there’s a need to understand at least part of what happened and didn’t happen yesterday, and how things have been allowed to evolve and dissolve into very muddy waters with some Howlin’ Wolf thrown [...]

By Hans Ebert After an overkill of importance placed on the Super Bowl Half-time show, this, too, has now come and gone. Though realising that one had to be there to fully understand and appreciate the pomp and ceremony of the occasion, for television audiences not knowing anything about the teams playing and, depending on [...]

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 [...]

My old friend Scott wrote in recently about the need for songs- you know, ones with real melodies, soaring choruses and with words that make sense and lines that rhyme. In his email, Scott mentioned all those legendary Brill Building Songwriters- Carole King, Neil Diamond, Gerry Goffin etc- and how a duo like the Jayesslee [...]

Before the Christmas holidays, I went  from reading Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2010 to watching the YouTube video by Hong Kong singer-songwriter Robynn Yip where she sings a cover of the Bruno Mars hit, “Just The Way You Are”. Both were nice in their own bland ways- and, like most things in the [...]