Posts Tagged ‘HOAGY CARMICHAEL’

By Hans Ebert Someone recently asked me why I write. We were talking about the impact of social media on society today and how, to her, everyone is a writer. If so, everyone is a writer that no one really reads. It’s all just verbiage now that everyone has the opportunity to have their say [...]

By Hans Ebert I forget where we were, but “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” was playing in the background- an odd choice for the lounge of a five-star hotel- and someone with us reminisced and mentioned how Joe Cocker had a great voice. He did, but that was Gary Brooker singing on the track, and [...]

It’s the start of the Year of the Ram, which some call the Sheep and others, the Goat, and despite the usual celebrations and floats and messages of health and wealth and all that other good stuff, it is a very quiet Hong Kong. No, not a “chilled” Hong Kong, but a worried and kinda [...]

(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. [...]

Here’s hoping that he keeps his powder dry and nose clean as the music world needs Bruno Mars. With “Just The Way You Are”, he has made songs with a strong melody and lyrics stage a comeback. If there are only a handful of notes available to create songs and IF all the good songs [...]