Posts Tagged ‘TIN PAN ALLEY’

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The conversation was about how during, especially the Fifties, so many American actresses somehow adopted very British accents- almost posh. Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn come to mind. I guess it gave them a “class distinction”. But then again, both actresses radiated class. Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn were different to [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk If I didn’t already love her, then revisiting the music released by Jimmy Webb over the last day made that love that much stronger. The song stories of Jimmy Webb, my favourite songwriter, and the voice of Glen Campbell came together to create a brand of pop music that was part [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Annie Lennox approached by talent scout – THE AUSTRALIAN The above shows the huge generation gap in the music industry- some young promotion girl thinking that the great Annie Lennox is an undiscovered talent who might have the potential to be more than she is. Dear gawd, who hires these gremlins [...]

By Hans Ebert I once had a girl or should I say, she once had me. Wait: I once lived with a woman not that long ago who was on Repeat that “no one listens to lyrics anymore”. There have been songwriting partners over the recent years who’ve said the same thing, then change lyrics [...]

It’s all about the song and thank gawd for a new generation of singer-songwriters- for some reason, mainly female- like the fantastic Fiona Bevan, 15-year-old Billie Marten, Kaya etc- who write intelligent lyrics with all the right hooks to draw you in and keep you happily imprisoned in their songs. These singer-songwriters also understand the [...]

(Source: Virgin Media) (Source: Rolling Stone) Age mellows everybody and also slows them down which is why in recent years, after a cancer scare to do with his vocal cords, Rod The Mod started visiting Tin Pan Alley for his repertoire and with other aging rockers also taking things easy. Plus, at his age, Rod [...]

Here’s hoping that he keeps his powder dry and nose clean as the music world needs Bruno Mars. With “Just The Way You Are”, he has made songs with a strong melody and lyrics stage a comeback. If there are only a handful of notes available to create songs and IF all the good songs [...]