Posts Tagged ‘Jimi Hendrix’

There’s a kind of hush and mush and beatz and paddling upstream all the time with Tidal, Spotify, and now Apple, but nowhere are their the Rock Guitar Gods who once strode across the world with the brontosaurus stomp of their They Ain’t Heavy They’re Our Brothers Bands with names like Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, [...]

A couple of us were listening to a young Hong Kong jazz quartet named maRK made up of some extremely talented young musicians including a Smurf like drummer named Anna Fan. (Source: maRK quartet- Facebook) We had never heard of Anna but many who play the local jazz circuit happen to know her and she [...]

A reader recently wrote in about how the contestants left on “American Idol” are “bland”. It was a very appropriate word about much of the music we either hear, or are “allowed” to hear and a music industry that is incredibly, well, bland as it run by equally bland people. Perhaps bland is “in” and, [...]

I was writing a strategy for a horse racing club and what kept coming up was this industry’s need for a game changer or game changers. Right now, the hardcore punter and horse owner is getting older by the day. Racing is no longer “The Sport Of Kings” as there are few “kings” around. Plus [...]

A few days ago I sent a demo of song by an unsigned artist to a few friends. Yes, I still have some. It was and is a great cover and on which he completely turns the original version of the song on its head. Wish you could hear it, but if I did, I’d [...]

I physically cringe when watching “American Idol” and people call contestant James Durbin a “rocker”. Sorry, but where on earring- in the left ear- hitting a few high notes and singing a Judas Priest song does not make one a “rocker”. If this is all it takes, no wonder Bob Geldof  is pissed off- and [...]

Michelle forwarded me this article- very well-written, on the one hand making sense, on the other, contradicting itself and, to me,  just too much of The Blame Game and with way too much of the usual hand-wringing. Don’t get me wrong: It’s a worthwhile read just to perhaps see where and how it has- and [...]

Before the Christmas holidays, I went  from reading Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2010 to watching the YouTube video by Hong Kong singer-songwriter Robynn Yip where she sings a cover of the Bruno Mars hit, “Just The Way You Are”. Both were nice in their own bland ways- and, like most things in the [...]