Posts Tagged ‘Pet Sounds’

By Hans Ebert It’s all become so formulaic, but how does one politely tell someone who believes they have written something original that it’s derivative? My singer friend Jennifer remarked the other day that she didn’t know whether it was just her, or was “Pop” music all sounding the same- meaning almost a nursery rhyme [...]

By Hans Ebert Listening to “Work”, the new recording by Rihanna, and then hearing a brilliant Remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” recently in a club, one had to wonder whether, like everything else, if writing songs for a living and trying to make this a financially viable career, there’s a need to rethink one’s modus [...]

I was listening to a couple of tracks recorded by the Beatles today that are somewhat obscure- “I’ll Be Back”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Rain” with it’s brilliant false ending, and “I’m Looking Through You” as part of my ongoing “therapy” to stay true to music, and believe that there’s a light at the end [...]

It’s a beautiful rendition of a pop classic and one respect the reasons for recording it, but give me Brian Wilson’s original recording of his gorgeous “God Only Knows” over this star-studded version, any day. Often, one cannot improve on the original which is why they remain originals. And when an emotionally mangled Brian Wilson [...]

I subscribe to an e-letter called Music News. Today’s MUSIC news was that The Bieb was in another brawl, father-to-be Simon Cowell is pursued by women (when is this bizarre and relentless publicity campaign to prove his manhood going to stop?), that Nicole Sherzingher pinches asses after a few drinks, how some bloke from One [...]