Posts Tagged ‘Carole King’

By Hans Ebert “Thinking young and growing older is no sin/And I can play the game of life to win.” That’s a line from one of my favourite songs- “Going Back” written by Carole King and then-husband Gerry Goffin, and which I just heard as a demo Freddie Mercury recorded almost as a favour before [...]

By Hans Ebert I once had a girl or should I say, she once had me. Wait: I once lived with a woman not that long ago who was on Repeat that “no one listens to lyrics anymore”. There have been songwriting partners over the recent years who’ve said the same thing, then change lyrics [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s a track out called “7 Years” by Danish band Lukas Graham that’s been on Repeat at home and in my head for the past few weeks. That’s scary because the track is almost a year old and makes me concerned that I’m letting too much clutter into my life and not [...]

By Hans Ebert If every industry used the power of music to attract consumers, there just might be more honesty in the world that will make this a happier place- or, at least, more of a thinking person’s world, and not the vapid moment in time it can often be when one sings, “What’s it [...]

Perhaps it was the combined effects of Hong Kong’s Rugby Sevens Weekend, the brittle resistance put up by New Zealand against Australia in the World Cup Cricket, and watching all those European raiders hijack Dubai World Cup Day, but being with someone who insisted in playing me the Taylor Swift Songbook and her brand of [...]

It’s not exactly Lennon and McCartney, it might not even be Arthur and Martha or Lenin and McArthur, but, somehow, making music as a collaboration brings out something new, something my mate Ben Semmens, below, and I discovered when a very off-the-cuff jam in a recording studio resulted in this song called Pretty Girl. Ben’s [...]

(Source: Tumblr) I was speaking with a friend the other day about musical appreciation- not in any academic way, but in ways in which many of us first heard a piece of music and for whatever inexplicable reason, it struck a chord with you. (Source: Wattpad) That’s the glory of, that’s the beauty of music. [...]

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 [...]