Posts Tagged ‘David Bowie’

By Hans Ebert Saying 2016 has been a bad year for music- and this year ain’t over yet- is an understatement. So is saying it’s been a bad year for the world of entertainment and the world in general. Whatever’s in the water, it’s not helped that river of life to be smooth sailing. No [...]

By Hans Ebert Like John Lennon and Freddy Mercury, David Bowie remains in our thoughts, because his leaving is still too raw and painful to move away from and life on Mars with Major Tom continues. Some musicians, some people, even if no longer here, just live with us for very personal reasons. Maybe we [...]

By Hans Ebert Okay, let’s all stop the Princeathon as we have reached Information Overload about the Purple One. Yes, Prince was a genius. He was an incredibly prolific recording artist who breathed, ate and inhaled music 24/7, and was, in these books, the best guitarist in the world capable of channeling Nile Rogers, Hendrix [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s almost sacrilegious to say one musical icon’s passing has a more profound effect on one’s self than another, but, at least for myself, the last goodbye of Prince is still going through an internalizing period. And every day, there’s something new one learns about a very private person who, like Bowie, [...]

By Hans Ebert Just like the day one heard that John Lennon had been murdered, the news that Prince has left us fills me with huge sadness mixed with anger, confusion, a feeling of mortality, and to not tolerate pettiness from idiots and to kick all those who have offended me in the nuts- all [...]

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 [...]

By Hans Ebert And now Keith Emerson is no longer with us. Was I a fan of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and their “Prog Rock”? Not in the slightest. It sounded contrived and ponderous despite the undisputed talents of Greg Lake, Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson. But as a music fan, I followed all the [...]

By Hans Ebert I was half-watching a repeat of the television series “Life On Mars” the other night and on came “Reflections Of My Life” by Marmalade. I can’t remember if I ever saw the band perform ‘live’, but this track was hugely popular in Hong Kong when some of us were in our first [...]

By Hans Ebert He wasn’t being confrontational, just asking: “Do you think Bowie would be the game changer he was if a new artist today? Would music companies be fighting to sign him up?” Hmmm, the music companies part is tough to answer as their role in music today is nebulous. They’re there, but why [...]

By Hans Ebert Other than those who have “made it”- and this term becomes more oblique every day- musicians still struggling to have their work be heard seem to fall into different categories. It’s a personality thing mixed with the stark realities of life. There are the dreamers. And there’s nothing wrong with making music [...]