Posts Tagged ‘Robbie Williams’

By Hans Ebert Remember a short, chubby guy named Robbie Williams? Used to be with a boy band called Take That, then went solo, lost weight, got lotsa tatts, and became huge. And then he grew old and became even more huge. Which leads me to Harry Styles, formerly with OneDirection, and his first solo [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend in music was trying to find “solace” in the recent cases of Alanis Morrisette being duped by her former manager for millions, and Sir Paul fighting with ATV/Sony Publishing to buy back his and John Lennon’s early catalogue of songs. Call me naive, but how did we ever get to [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk So, you’ve recorded some songs. Great. Creative outlets always lead one away from darkness and into some form of shining light. But what do you plan to do with these songs? Even with a record label behind you, what can they do for these songs? Really. And if you’ve managed to [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s reached a point where it’s not even a case of Them versus Us. It’s finally come around to how to get around legalese that were questionable from the start, but which many were too timid to question, especially at those tribal gatherings of wannabe big swinging dicks who would waltz in [...]

They might think they’re playing “jazz” when in actuality, they’re simply retreading well-known standards, yet, for reasons unknown to me, there is this overriding need to be seen as being “jazz cats”, the same old group of usual suspects in Hong Kong who move in herds and “blow” at the usual places- Backstage, Peel Fresco [...]

It’s not curiouser and curiouser, Alice, but confusinger and confusinger. It’s like hearing some new (?) Bon Jovi track- the perils of being unable to sleep without the television turned to a crap channel- which sounds like every old Bon Jovi track when they all sound like “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, anyway- forgettable, formulaic, lazy [...]

The problem is that the “Asianization” doesn’t exist in the music. Let me explain the birds, bees, dim sums and chicken vindaloos. For a while, this region created and produced a number of Asian Remixes. It was a cross between a token- and patronizing- gesture by Head Office and something really wanted by some artists- [...]

Yes, Black Eyed Peas only real talent- apart from Fergie, what do the other guys go other than leap about?  will i am is now Intel’s very own “will i apps” with one having to wonder when this fixation with “celebrity” as the quick marketing fix-it for brands will end. At last count, in a [...]