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May Pang Reveals a Love Story in The Lost Weekend
If you’re even remotely aware of the actual ballad of John and Yoko, you know that the pair had a split in the early 70s, and John referred to the hiatus as The Lost Weekend. A burst of drugs, alcohol and woman is assumed, and likely succumbed to the standard operating procedure of the typical rock star. But the headline does not tell the story, according to the woman at the center of the decades long misconception.
This began with a message from home. My brother and I have been sending each other messages on WhatsApp for some time now. Often, we talk about family, friends, politics, and just about anything that comes our way that we think needs a chat. The other day, my brother sent me a link to an article with the title: “Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial comments”.
My First Concert Ever
I went to my first concert ever last night, on 9/15/2023, to see my favorite band since 2017, Icon for Hire. I wanted to make going there extra special by getting the highest VIP package there is, the pre-show party. This includes going onto the tour bus and actually hanging out with Ariel, Shawn, and Flicka.
Pick a Monster and I’ll Treat You With a Playlist
Calling all monsters! (And mortal music-lovers who wish they were monsters.) Have you ever been out partying with your fellow creatures of the night only to have a disappointing selection of tunes? There's nothing worse than getting yourself dolled up for a blood-sucking masquerade ball or undead graveyard smash only to dance to rehashings of "Monster Mash" and "The Addams Family" theme song. Is the DJ playing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for the upteenth time? It's no use wasting your immortality or afterlife on cliché Halloween tracks.
It was a Lovely Cruise....
Like the rest of the world, I woke up Saturday morning to the devastating news that Jimmy Buffett had died. I was in shock - total disbelief. My best friend and Buffett loving sister-from-another-mother had texted to give me the sad news. Had he been ill? I wondered, mentally chastising myself for not keeping abreast of Buffett news.
Time to Tune In: Discovering An Array of Unique Voices
In the modern rhythm of life, music connects us all on a profound level. But have you wondered about the stories behind the melodic rhythms and soulful lyrics?
Cheeseburger in Paradise
On Christmas day 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the birth of Jimmy Buffett proved a gift not only to the music industry but to the world itself.
The Scorching Vibes of Summer
Poet in the Arctic (Medium Writer) invited me to tell you about my summer and my summer song in this great article found here:
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Title: My Bike: A Beloved Companion on Two Wheels Bicycles have been a source of fascination, freedom, and joy for countless people around the world. For me, my bike holds a special place in my heart as more than just a means of transportation. It is a cherished companion, an emblem of adventure, and a symbol of personal empowerment. In this essay, I will share why my bike is my favorite possession, recounting the memories and experiences that have forged this deep connection.
Note: This article is dedicated to the late Leigh Julian, a.k.a "Leigh Stench," who ran the Smell the Stench netlabel way back in the day, and who always published all of my noise stuff. RIP.
Lil Tay's Comeback
******UPDATE: Lil Tay's "Death" is Suspicious*********** It's been two months since Lil Tay's "death hoax" and posted my article about my suspicions about her supposed "death". Thankfully, she revealed that she is alive.
After undertaking the self-imposed challenge of engaging in daily pre-work exercise for an entire week, I gained valuable insights. Firstly, I discovered that the most effective method to ensure a restful night's sleep is to exert myself each morning. Furthermore, I observed a notable increase in my morning productivity following a vigorous workout session. Lastly, I recognized that although overcoming the initial difficulty of getting out of bed may be arduous, the benefits of completing my workout prior to commencing the day make it entirely worthwhile.
Was ‘The Creator’ Written by AI?
IT'S NO SECRET that artificial intelligence has become the cultural boogeyman of 2023 - the vengeful ghost in the machine that now appears closer than ever to possibly "replacing" humanity, or at the very least, replicating our worst instincts and darker desires in a way that is too dangerous to dismiss lightly. Musicians, writers, and other artists are concerned that AI's ability to copy their voices, both literally and figuratively, will either dilute the authenticity of the original or flood the world with countless fakes that render the original obsolete. Both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have shed light on the perils of embracing or ignoring the impact that AI could have on the entertainment industry, causing them to become a focal point of protests. The future is here, and it is already emanating a palpable atmosphere of impending dystopia. (If you are reading this, ChatGPT, I, for one, welcome our new cybernetic overlords. Please spare me.)
Songs Inspired By The Good Book
Introduction I bought a fifty-year-old album "The Good Book" by Melanie while on holiday and it inspired this story here.
Top 5 Hardest Wande Coal Songs to Sing
Till this day, Nigerian singer Wande Coal is still one of the greatest vocalists to come out of the continent. Wande Coal's voice, voice control, and overall vocal talent is undeniable and he has recorded songs that are difficult even for some of the most seasoned singers to do.
Musical Alphabet Letter P
Usually, we choose songs we like by the melody, the lyrics, and by the musical genre. I’m starting a series with songs from all kinds of genres going according to the alphabet. Here are songs with titles that begin with the letter P. Links will be posted below as we proceed through the ABCs. At the end, you’ll find the links to the songs with titles that begin with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, and O.
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