Posts Tagged ‘Hendrix’

By Hans Ebert It takes a lot to laugh, and a train to cry, and, sometimes, it takes someone or everyone to plant a seed for inspiration to grow. These days, inspiration is in short supply around the world where brother no longer trusts brother, and the world’s power brokers are trying to convert this [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It appears that the last post about all the shenanigans played out using the mantra that “China is potentially the largest music market in the world” to feather the nests of especially Chinese music executives in Hong Kong- and let me quickly add, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia- has registered with many, [...]

By Hans Ebert Back in the day- and these days, more and more of us are going back to those days because, well, it was where everything that actually meant anything, especially music- Rock fans couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest issue of Rolling Stone. There was Crawdaddy, Creem and the Village [...]

By Hans Ebert As with anything it doesn’t understand, the Hong Kong government either ignores it, or else places various stumbling blocks to ensure that it’s silenced. And music should never ever be silenced. But unless it’s classical music or Canto Pop or one of those “nostalgia” concerts by someone from the Sixties singing the [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

By Hans Ebert When they were not there, it’s impossible for those here who weren’t there to understand where you have been, how far you have travelled, mentally, physically and metaphorically, whom you’ve met along the way, those you’ve lost along that journey of life and everything you have seen and heard and all that [...]

(Source: Mojo 4 Music) A very good friend of mine is hanging in there and music has been his great healer- the real medicine he needs to carry on. The Beatles and Dylan and Paul and John play in his head and “In My Life” has a new-found relevance. Half-way around the world I sit [...]

(Source: Overdose) Is Cool a frame of mind and how and why is Cool timeless and ageless? Think about it: Though long departed, James Dean, Lennon, Janis, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Brando, Marvin Gaye, Lenny Bruce, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Kurt Cobain and Elvis still remain cool. Add Marilyn Monroe, Sinatra [...]