Articles in the Music Category

Alan Lomax Folk, Blues, Americana Music Trove Now Available Online
Posted in History, Music on 17 March 2012
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Some 17,000 music tracks, photographs, videos, lectures are all available stramed online at the Cultural Equity Research Center – cataloged and search-able. For those that do not know who Alan Lomax is … (from Wikipedia): From 1937 to 1942, Lomax was Assistant in Charge of the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress […]

It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night to Figure Out the First Chord
Posted in Music on 23 December 2011
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Apparently musicians have been long puzzled what is the first chord of “A Hard Day’s Night” … Washing and separating the tracks – there is now an answer via Randy Bachman’s CBC radio show (audio only).    

Paste Magazine: 40 Free Alt Christmas Songs 2011
Posted in Music on 13 December 2011
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Free to listen/stream or download HERE.

Toby Keith – Tribute to THE Red Solo Cup
Posted in Music on 7 December 2011
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This is the unedited version so not for kids, not safe for work (certain scenes …) And yea, you know the off brands, they just don’t have the wall strength when you give it that extra squeeze, you don’t want splashing or cracking … The great American cup – across all socio-economic lines … and […]

The Beatles All the Time and I Mean All the Time
Posted in Music on 2 December 2011
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If you ever thought, I like the Beatles but I just don’t have time to listen to all 226 of their tracks … Problem solved. Every Beatle sung-track in one track … Via Ramjak at Soundcloud. All you need is … 8 minutes and 22 seconds … Every Beatles tune, played together, sequenced in order […]

It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll – Total Guitar Readers Pick Top 20 Riffs
Posted in Music on 5 November 2011
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Of course, I agree with many on the list of Top 20 but … The top 20 riffs: 1. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana 3. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin 4. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple 5. Enter Sandman – Metallica 6. […]

William Shatner Sings Bohemian Rhapsody – Weirder Than You Can Possibly Imagine
Posted in Music on 27 October 2011
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You take a bizarre, operatic song that is already weird (though a great 1,000% over the top rock operatic song) – then add the greatest living acting personality, William Shatner … you have the weirdest wake up call of the day … YOU CANNOT LOOK AWAY. I dare you. I defy you. 🙂 … but […]

Your New Susan Boyle – From Korea! Sung-Bong Choi
Posted in Music on 9 June 2011
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First, his story is amazing – and while it’s easy to mock reality shows, at least with these competition, literally anyone can walk off the street and be ultimately judged on their talent … His singing actually begins at around the 3-minute point but his life story is pretty amazing. It’s interesting how music really […]

Disney Pixar CARS 2: Soundtrack Preview
Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Music on 6 June 2011
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Amazon UK has :30 second previews of the soundtrack … Click on the PLAY portion of each listing. The US listing & pre-order is up but no previews yet.

James Bond Themes – Alternative Versions That Never Were (Johnny Cash?)
Posted in movies, Music on 19 March 2011
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The UK Guardian has done a fun roundup of alternative versions of the James Bond movie themes that either were pitched or commissioned but ultimately swapped out for the ones you know … Johnny Cash singing Thunderball? Alice Cooper – Man with a Golden Gun? Blondie – For Your Eyes Only? Check out the article […]