Posts Tagged ‘James Brown’

By Hans Ebert Either something is very wrong, or everything is completely wrong, and with inspiration in such short supply. And without inspiration, how can one create? There’s just so much of everything that finding that something- and someone- special today becomes almost an impossibility. It wasn’t always like this. Where did we make that [...]

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 There’s been a whole lotta shaking and tweeting going on in the past few weeks, and now that the social media genie is well and truly out of the bottle forever screaming, “Feed me”, the more that music is relegated to a nondescript cameo role while celebritydom is elevated to an obscene [...]

The “Blurred Lines/Got To Give It Up/” and Robin Thicke/Pharrell/Marvin Gaye court case, and what now looks like there being an appeal lodged against the guilty verdict, has become an avalanche of blurred lines itself on social media. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookDigg

After great artists like Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul herself, and James Brown, the Godfather of Soul who, I will admit, I never ever got as a kid, there was a quaint term called “blue-eyed soul”. As for this “blue eyed soul”, did it start with Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker or even the brilliant Leon [...]