Posts Tagged ‘U2’

By Hans Ebert The Big Fish In The Small Pond Syndrome. It’s been the death of many musicians, and, these days, with all these social media platforms available, it’s all become one free-for-all for self promotion. And it’s not only ugly as hell, it’s funny, it’s sad and it’s pointless. Once thought to be online [...]

By Hans Ebert We all need it. It helps pick us up to continue this journey with a real sense of purpose as opposed to just going through the motions. It shakes us off self-induced lethargy that leaves us waiting for things to present themselves to us. It makes us want to not just do [...]

Music is music is music is music and this need for labels and the breaking down of music into specific genres with the obligatory genre “charts” to further create alienation between what once were simply music fans, plus the over-thinking on the part of some musicians I know to label themselves has always brought about [...]

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 [...]

Who would have thought that receiving a free record by U2 from Apple would be so universally fobbed off as being manipulative, choreographed corporate hype, dated, corny and totally misunderstanding the mood of consumers, in general, and, especially, the changing tastes and attitudes of music fans who are no longer prepared to be sucker-punched by [...]