Posts Tagged ‘MICHAEL JACKSON’

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 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 [...]

“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is [...]

No one said life would be easy, but they also never warned that it would also be so damn difficult, especially when making music, writing a song for the pure joy of it, and then, having that initial ego boost of people wanting actually wanting to pay money for the song via sync deals etc [...]

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 [...]

TIME magazine recently wrote about “Five Bands To Watch” and who all happened to be from Asia. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2043327-2,00.html As an Asian and despite the German-sounding name,  I was chuffed: Wow, bands from Asia have come a long way, baby. And then, just as quickly as the pride had ballooned, it was pricked: This was the [...]