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  • Shannon King
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Glycerine cover by Shannon King

    Glycerine cover by Shannon King

    LYRICS Must be your skin that I'm sinking in Must be for real 'cause now I can feel And I didn't mind It's not my kind It's not my time to wonder why
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about 9 hours ago
    The Social Nightmare of "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"

    The Social Nightmare of "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"

    When I first heard this song I was a teenager and the very first thing I got from it is that someone seriously does not want to be a part of this witch-hunt culture of people who are religious or believe in something that others are against. Bob Dylan, as we know is white, and there are a group of white people who witch-hunt others who are not like them as we all know. We won’t say their name since we don’t want to give them traction. But in this song, there is a clear want to separate the narrator from any time in which people would have done this by taking a historical perspective. Well, that’s just what I get from it.
  • C.R. Hughes
    Published about 13 hours ago
    10 More Songs That Glee Would Have Covered If It Was Still on TV

    10 More Songs That Glee Would Have Covered If It Was Still on TV

    Disclaimer: This is not me endorsing or ignoring the very problematic situations that have come out of Glee or its cast (i.e. ableism, racism, etc). These articles are for fun and nostalgia and are based solely on what the show was and my love for the characters, not the actors who play them.
  • Justin Mark Dunford
    Published about 24 hours ago
    Designing Album Covers

    Designing Album Covers

    Sweaty Tuesday nights. If you're dedicated it includes Thursday nights. And this night is without the band entourage, girlfriends, hang-er-on-er-ers!
  • Paul Levinson
    Published a day ago
    Dylan's Murder Most Foul

    Dylan's Murder Most Foul

    I didn't think about November 22, 1963 much yesterday, as I usually do on one of the worst anniversaries of my and maybe your lifetime, because I was busy with all kinds of other things, including doing a little virtual concert at Philcon (a science fiction convention) of songs from my new album, Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time, my first new album in almost 50 years.
  • Carpio
    Published a day ago
    Music touches the heart

    Music touches the heart

    I was pondering........ Does music still touch your heart? I am a recording artist and have been a fan of music in general as long as the message in the song was meaningful and touched my heart, or brought some type of excitement. Whether I was chilling in the room, taking a late-night ride around the city or getting ready with some friends to go out and about, the music had a way of setting the mood.
Staff Picks
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 5 days ago
    10 Songs Covers that Don't Exist

    10 Songs Covers that Don't Exist

    Whether you love it or hate it when musicians cover other artists songs, it's been a long-going tradition ever since the music industry begun. Covers are everywhere through Youtube videos, karaoke nights and your local church session. There are good covers and bad covers. A good cover will bring a whole new life into a song like Placebo's cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill. It can even make people forget that it's a cover at all like Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U.
  • Rachel K
    Published 6 days ago
    READY TO RUMBLE

    READY TO RUMBLE

    I have found it. This is the perfect running playlist for my millennial/gen Z babies. It contains all the pop/rap hits from 2010-the present. It can't get much better than this and I am here to tell you why.
  • Daniela Bishop
    Published 8 days ago
    Totally Radical '80s Workout Montage

    Totally Radical '80s Workout Montage

    Y’all. Am I the only one who doesn’t have a set workout routine? When I think of exercise, I don’t imagine a planned list neatly organized in sets of reps. If I tried to workout that way, I would give up after a week. Hour long pilates videos and weight-lifting have never worked out for me. Instead, I like to think of working out as a set of activities that I enjoy doing throughout the day. Everyday.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 25 days ago
    To the Beat: October 2020

    To the Beat: October 2020

    We're wrapping up another month with a new round of To the Beat! This month's playlist is one to motivate, spook, and inspire, with plenty of throwbacks and classics, fit for any event. Beat, our music community, had incredible stories based on different experiences and tastes in music that led us to create this one of a kind playlist for you. We found songs that mean a lot to you, help you get through stressful times, and some feel-good jams that boosted our workday mood this week.
  • Millie Diaz
    Published 28 days ago
    My Playlist Guide for Your Inner Girl Boss

    My Playlist Guide for Your Inner Girl Boss

    Today, more than ever, women are tapping into their most divine, authentic, and unapologetic self. You may be asking, what is this higher power I allude to? What is this new-found divinity? Well, it is that of the Girl Boss. In a world guided by a patriarchal agenda, where we are constantly bombarded with misogyny, sexism, and archaic gender norms the Girl Boss has emerged as a direct challenge to these toxic structures. As women slowly claim their seats at the table, whether in music, business, science, education, etc. they are literally defying the traditional standards set out for them.
  • Keshia MF
    Published about a month ago
    Why You Need A Sad Songs Playlist In Your Life

    Why You Need A Sad Songs Playlist In Your Life

    It is my humble opinion that sad songs make the world go round. There is nothing like blasting your ear drums to the song that touches your inner soul - we all have one. You know, the song you played over and over again when you broke up with your first love, or the song that speaks directly to you at your saddest. There is nothing like that feeling of being completely seen by someone else's words, when you're at your most vulnerable or low.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Matthew Ellerbeck
    Published 2 days ago
    Retro Review: Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X

    Retro Review: Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X

    Back in 1996, British-band Sneaker Pimps released their debut album ''Becoming X.'' The album is a beautiful journey through a melancholic and atmospheric soundscape. It opens with the darkwave-esque synths of "Low Place Like Home," which soars along perfectly with its bleak electronica and trip-hop beats before an almost rock chorus. A similar structure works equally as well for the second track "Tesko Suicide."
  • Matthew Ellerbeck
    Published 3 days ago
    Geri Halliwell: Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

    Geri Halliwell: Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

    Geri Halliwell released her sophomore solo album ''Scream If You Wanna Go Faster'' on this day back in 2001. The album represents the very essence of Geri Halliwell music - a pop record that is ''all over the place''! In doing so, it meshes styles and genres in a way that is distinctly Geri.
  • Matthew Ellerbeck
    Published 3 days ago
    Geri Halliwell: Passion

    Geri Halliwell: Passion

    Geri Halliwell released her third album Passion on this day (June 6) back in 2005. Passion is a far more cohesive album than any of Geri's previous records in the sense that there are no dramatic swings in genre and style. Instead the album offers a pleasant mix of upbeat numbers and lush tender ballads. There is nothing as mad or over the top on this effort as ''Shake Your Bootie Cutie'' or ''It's Heaven Or Hell (Being Geri Halliwell)'' - both taken from Geri's last album Scream If You Wanna Go Faster.
Art
  • Justin Mark Dunford
    Published about 24 hours ago
    Designing Album Covers

    Designing Album Covers

    Sweaty Tuesday nights. If you're dedicated it includes Thursday nights. And this night is without the band entourage, girlfriends, hang-er-on-er-ers!
  • Blunt
    Published 2 months ago
    Dropping My First Single

    Dropping My First Single

    Introduction Hey wassup with y’all.? I’m “Blunt” a literary artist from Cle, OH; I started with poetry, hip hop, short fiction, and playwriting while studying journalism, music production, and marketing. I did this because I knew my future would involve no revolve around my passion for the arts; always has. I went to Elite Academy of the Arts and Cleveland School of the Arts, studying under some outstanding writers, performers, and producers along the way like LaMarr Dillingham, Kisha Nicole Foster, and Daniel Gray-Kontar to name a few. I took sometime to myself to work on the craft; now I’m ready to share all my long nights, reasons to cry, and lessons I’ve learned with you guys.
  • Rita Fernandes
    Published 3 months ago
    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    In March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic begun its aggressive spread, artists from all around the world gathered their creative energies to respond to and deal with the new realities that dawned upon them. Asked to 'write an ensemble composition for 3 or more instruments or devices' as part of a composition module, Louis Dutton, a second year Goldsmiths University music student, completely unnecessarily coded his very own computer programme able to trace the virus' movements across the globe. Driven entirely by passion, and evidently not by the actual brief (which required little more than writing an atonal trio on Musescore), this project resulted in a fully functional programme able to musically represent the spread of the pandemic by procedurally generating notes whose pitches were dictated by geographical location. This was driven by the input of live data from the virus' latest death rate statistics. It is important to note however, that even though live data is fed into the programme, the programme purposefully exaggerates the data for dramatic effect. It is more of a projection than an accurate representation of reality (even though this would also be possible). I want to reassure you that as of August 2020 there have not yet been one million deaths worldwide! The video below is from Goldsmiths University’s Youtube channel as part of their "Pure Gold" festival.
Bands
  • Ambs ⁷
    Published 3 days ago
    My Inner Fangirl

    My Inner Fangirl

    Let’s face it. When someone says they are a fan of BTS (or even another popular k-pop group), there will always be one of two things asked first (at least in my own personal experience). ‘How old are you?’ and ‘Aren’t you a little old to like them?’
  • Mark Campbell
    Published 6 days ago
    Why your least favourite band is fantastic

    Why your least favourite band is fantastic

    Turn on the radio. Wait to hear a song you’ve never heard before. Did you like it? Did you hate it? Did you even have a choice?
  • Ciarán
    Published 7 days ago
    Top Ten 'Rage Against The Machine' Songs

    Top Ten 'Rage Against The Machine' Songs

    RATM are quite possibly, the largest politically charged band to ever come out of America, exploding from the underground with their self-titled debut album in 1992. Lyrics still ringing true for countless Americans so many years later, the political climate has changed frighteningly little and with the rock band set to make their comeback and grace the stage next year, there's never been a better time to see the best 'Rage Against the Machine' has to offer.
Celebrities
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published a day ago
    5 Nigerian Singers Who Lost So Much Money in 2020.

    5 Nigerian Singers Who Lost So Much Money in 2020.

    "This is real inside life." 2020 has been a year like no other and if there is one thing that 2020 has shown us, it’s that regardless of job, stardom, or perceived success, we’re all in this world together and when something like a pandemic hits, it affects us all – every job, every industry, every one.
  • Kid Astronaut
    Published 2 days ago
    THE LIFE + DEATH? OF THE HERO

    THE LIFE + DEATH? OF THE HERO

    Three thoughts come to mind when I think of Michael Jackson now... 1. "Even the sun goes down, Heroes eventually die, Horoscopes often lie..." - OUTKAST
  • Matthew Ellerbeck
    Published 3 days ago
    The Time I Met a Spice Girl!

    The Time I Met a Spice Girl!

    I was just a kid when the Spice Girls first rose to fame, but their infectious music, infused with a very positive vibe, made me an instant fan!
Concert
  • Kira Green
    Published 4 days ago
    Tim Minchin - Apart Together

    Tim Minchin - Apart Together

    I have been a huge fan of this self - acclaimed rock and roll nerd since I was about 15. Although I admit now that I was too young to understand some of the finer nuances of this man's ridiculous, but brilliant brain, I never lost interest in his work.
  • Ross Sandlin
    Published 14 days ago
    History & Mystery

    History & Mystery

    Float Like A Buffalo is a Denver based Ska/Funk Rock band that brings unrestrained energy and driving anthems to a growing fan base of devoted listeners. Their impact has been growing for some time and is spilling across the Front Range of Colorado. Fresh off two sold out headlining shows at Red Rocks, and with a new EP due for release in late October, they are having a breakthrough year. On Saturday, October 17th they made their debut at the historic Lincoln Theater in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This famed venue was converted from a film theater that was originally built in 1929. The impressive concert hall typically seats 1,250 patrons and features a beautiful balcony. Their lavish greenroom is complete with antique boudoir furnishings and jukebox. Also, it is noteworthy that the venue did an excellent job enforcing all relevant COVID-19 protocols. Featuring support by Fort Collins based band Great Salmon Famine, and a large-scale production. The evening’s entertainment felt like a return to the emotional spirit of concerts.
  • InvestorBrandNetwork
    Published 18 days ago
    Friendable Inc. (FDBL) First-Ever Halloween Livestream Event Features Four Stars, Supports Artists and Fans Alike

    Friendable Inc. (FDBL) First-Ever Halloween Livestream Event Features Four Stars, Supports Artists and Fans Alike

    FDBL’s Fan Pass platform just offered first-ever livestream Halloween concert Company’s vision already beginning to redefine artist-fan relationship
Fact Or Fiction
  • Coco Jenae`
    Published about a month ago
    Britney Spears: The Next Showbiz Casualty?

    Britney Spears: The Next Showbiz Casualty?

    Before I say anything here, I want to make one thing clear. All of the points mentioned in this article are all speculation based on what has been released on the internet by those closely involved with the life of Britney Spears, as well as statements made by Britney Spears herself. Any beliefs I make in this article are purely my personal opinion based on what is available to me. I don’t claim to know anything more than anyone else. I have no first-hand knowledge of Britney Spears personal life and cannot prove anything to be fact or speculation. So please, don’t take what I have to say in this article as an attack on those involved closely with this situation, or as a pass to attack those involved or try to intervene with any court proceedings involving Britney Spears; such as hacking into virtual court rooms or anything like that. This only adds to the problem when what we really need to do is focus on how we can be part of the solution. My only intention like with any of my articles I’ve written and will continue to write about the lives of celebrities is simply to start a conversation, not gossip, but a constructive conversation that might lead us to something good in the end. With that, on with the article.
  • Mary Booth
    Published about a month ago
    I Just Need A Friend Right Now

    I Just Need A Friend Right Now

    "Attention passengers," the Pilot said, coming on the intercom. "We have just been advised that we are heading toward some weather patterns that might cause a little turbulence. We are turning on the fasten seatbelt signs. Please return to your seat as soon as you can. Thank you."
  • Mary Booth
    Published 2 months ago
    I Just Need A Friend Right Now

    I Just Need A Friend Right Now

    “I’m so sorry,” I said, trying to compose myself. I wanted to slap my hand to my forehead for letting that slip. “You just caught me off guard.”
Feature
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 6 days ago
    Roxanne Luciano

    Roxanne Luciano

    Rising to Fame Roxanne Luciano comes from a family of entertainers. Growing up in the music business Luciano has met and worked with reputable artists across all genres. Staying true to herself this dynamic artist has crossed over barriers and is killing the scene. So much so the legendary Tony Mercedes who has sold over twenty- seven million records is behind Luciano. Luciano new single RichRich is out now.
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 25 days ago
    Katelyn Paige

    Katelyn Paige

    Armed with sultry song titles like “Whiskey Kisses,” “Skinny Dipping,” and “Blankets and Bonfires,” Katelyn Paige is a full-blooded, down-home country girl from the woods of Douglasville, Georgia. From riding four-wheelers in a bikini to nailing backflips on Tik Tok, Katelyn is an effortless beauty and fearless free spirit on the fast track to fame. Her tousled blonde curls and trap country debut single “Daisy Dukes” delivers a surprising one-of-a-kind crossover sound and young Mariah Carey-Esque sex appeal that has her flying high in the air on a mainstream trajectory to Hollywood. The "Daisy Dukes" video is now past 100,000 views.
  • Jason James
    Published about a month ago
    Miko Reed—Singing Sensation

    Miko Reed—Singing Sensation

    What’s your name, artist name and where are you from? Yumiko Reed. Artist name is Miko Reed. I’m from Oceanside, California.
History
  • James Christie
    Published 27 days ago
    Dark Chronicles:

    Dark Chronicles:

    Before we continue Part Two of my Punk Rock years, here's a short but fun Glossary of terms (for our overseas chums not familiar with British/London slang) which I forgot to put in the first chapter ...
  • Rachel Geoffrey
    Published about a month ago
    Dvorák's lost 'Scottish Dances'.

    Dvorák's lost 'Scottish Dances'.

    I briefly mentioned in my last piece my labor of love with the Dvorak pieces – but what was life like when he wrote them and what might his ideas be a reflection of? To get to the possibilities of it we need to look at what was going on at the time.
  • Alissa Mann
    Published 2 months ago
    How an orchestra on the brink of death revived the world.

    How an orchestra on the brink of death revived the world.

    This is the story of a symphony which sang of hope and humanity across the decades. Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich’s seventh symphony, embodied the spirit of resistance from its very conception, but it is the individuals embroiled in its history who are the true inspiration behind this message.
How To
  • B.D Love
    Published 4 days ago
    The Ultimate Guide to creating a beneficial workout playlist

    The Ultimate Guide to creating a beneficial workout playlist

    The most beneficial playlist is crucial to having an energetic and exciting workout. Before my initial exercise, I premix my playlist; it encourages me to get hyped up and mentally prepared to put my body through physical discomfort. A composed list of various artists and sounds aids me to keep my mind listening to the music while feeling the burn!. Your routine alternates, so why wouldn't your playlist to make it not boring and mundane?
  • Brittany Seebo
    Published 22 days ago
    Knowing vs. Not Knowing

    Knowing vs. Not Knowing

    Just from my time working live sound at my church, and after taking a training course on audio sound. I have learned just how different it is between people that know what they are doing and those that don't fully understand. Those that do not fully understand how to mix live sound, you can hear an obvious difference the how everything sounds. Often times, they change settings when they don't fully know how to use or what it does, it changes the sound dramatically. Before I learned I only changed the basic things. I did not change anything I did not understand what or how they worked. After going through the training and learning what those things did, that's when I started to use them. I know what to listen for.
  • Scott Detweiler
    Published 27 days ago
    Should I Collaborate?

    Should I Collaborate?

    Should you collaborate with a co-writer or write your song by yourself? Collaboration can be good or not so good, depending on you, your partner and how you handle the arrangement. The biggest thing to realize about collaboration is that when you write a song with a partner, you will be connected to that person for the rest of your life. It is like if you have a child with someone, whether you like them (or still like them) or not. Any decisions to be made about the song will require the input of both of you. So, if either of you move, change your phone number or email, the other partner must be informed of the change. Forever (explanation will follow). Because of this reality, it is clear to see why it is simply easier and less complicated to write your song by yourself. But let’s examine some points to consider about collaboration.
Instruments
  • FaberUSA
    Published 13 days ago
    How To Know What Parts You Need For Your Gibson Guitar

    How To Know What Parts You Need For Your Gibson Guitar

    Gibson is one of the most famous brands that cater to the needs of musicians. Gibson was founded in 1902 and since then it is meeting the musician requirements like a pro. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced guitar player, there will be a time when you will need Parts For Gibson Guitars to keep your instrument playable. There are some guitar accessories which you will need and there will be some optional stuff as well to keep your guitar in proper shape. A lot of people find it intimidating to purchase the parts for Gibson guitars because of regular wear and tear. So, to know what parts you need for your Gibson parts, here is a small guide to assist you in your search. A little advice can move things smoothly. To start, you need a guitar and some picks, but there are a few things which are quite important before you think of starting the guitar learning course. It doesn’t matter whether you are using an acoustic or electric guitar.
  • the.violist.johanna
    Published 29 days ago
    Is it worth learning an instrument?

    Is it worth learning an instrument?

    Could you imagine your life without music? Probably not, because music is very strongly anchored in our existence. But very few people have the privilege of being able to actually make music themselves. Studies show that 20% of children learn an instrument and 70% of adults wish they had learned one. The good news however: it is never too late to learn an instrument. And here are the best reasons why everyone should learn an instrument at any age:
  • Creativity Risk
    Published about a month ago
    Interview with Accent Sorrow

    Interview with Accent Sorrow

    So, to begin with, I met the artist who would become Accent Sorrow about 5 or 6 years ago through one of my closest friends. I didn't have too many initial reactions of him, though I did know I wasn't a tremendous fan of his taste of music. Coincidentally, it was indirectly through this particular set of musical tastes that I came to determine that my thinking about music had ossified, and I'd reached the age where I thought the music "of my generation" was the best, and everything new sucked.
List
  • Samantha Parrish
    Published a day ago
    Top 4 Underrated Gorillaz Songs

    Top 4 Underrated Gorillaz Songs

    This band with the primate name has been entertaining music lovers for twenty years with the songs they did, and with the story that has been provided for the animated characters to present the music.
  • Jennifer Miller
    Published 4 days ago
    A Holly Jolly Workout

    A Holly Jolly Workout

    When the news sucks When the fear looms When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite tunes And then I don’t feel so bad
  • Helen Stuart
    Published 4 days ago
    A Classic Rock Workout

    A Classic Rock Workout

    For those about to rock, don't hurt yourselves. Chances are, if you remember when Mick and the Boys really were not much more than boys, you might need a kinder, gentler workout. That's not to say you can't enjoy the hard rocking tunes of your youth. It's not just for the old timers, everyone click on the video above and get started with "Start Me Up," it's bound to get you moving and warmed up. You can just prance around like Mick in your own living room, that's pretty safe.
Playlist
  • Anjuhla
    Published 2 days ago
    A Workout Playlist From A Music Lover

    A Workout Playlist From A Music Lover

    I don't really do any special workouts other than walking. I don't usually listen to music while walking because I'm usually walking with someone or for safety reasons. My other minimal workout activities [dance tutorials or ab area exercises], I will likely listen to music.
  • Malcolm Batten
    Published 4 days ago
    TRAINING FOR THE DAY I AM BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER

    TRAINING FOR THE DAY I AM BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER

    Like everyone else hitting the gym whether it be at home or the limited training at what little gyms that are open. I keep tabs on the latest developing science that would unearth my superhero abilities. This is in preparation when I'm bitten by that special radioactive spider with my name on it. Huh? What? I know I’m not the only one making sure I’m in tip top shape to welcome their new powers…….ummm ok, (clears throat) moving on. From every fitness beginner to the nuttiest of fitness nuts, we need that motivational movie soundtrack we call our workout playlist. In the Multi-Verse of Madness realm of crazy, when you’re working out in your head it’s a movie bent on defeating the antagonist called the bulge. My playlist is kind of a like the Avengers, many different styles, abilities, and strengths joining together to serve one goal. And that is to save the world or universe. This world or universe happens to be that layer of fat that keeps taunting you like you’re in the front row of a stand-up comedians’ set. The music is primarily Hip-Hop with pop, rock, alternative metal, dancehall, and house sprinkled here and there.
  • Victor Christy
    Published 4 days ago
    My workout playlist

    My workout playlist

    As we go to work out in the gym, people wonder how they need to move forward and plan not be distracted by other things outside of their physical activities. For me, I usually work out at the gym with my iPod when I get out of the house and listen to various artists from iTunes. But when I do work out at home, I switch from an iPod to my phone, an iPad, or a preference of both devices. Not only I use iTunes from both my iPod and iPad, but I also use Spotify or YouTube where I have access to listen to a wide arrangement of songs, various genres, and different singers, groups, or orchestras from the past or present that keeps me moving forward. So, here is a selected list of artists, groups, or musicals that I usually listen when going out in the gym or work out at or around home.
Pop Culture
  • Shannon King
    Published 2 days ago
    Elastic Heart cover Shannon King

    Elastic Heart cover Shannon King

    Disclaimer: I do not own nor did I create any of the instrumental/musical background or compose the melody or lyrics of this song. Credit is attributed to the original publisher/author and the only part of this creation I own is the voice singing the song to a karaoke version that was available via youtube.com. The correct references are also notated for the biographies on the artists. Thank you!
  • Shannon King
    Published 3 days ago
    Everytime Cover by Shannon King

    Everytime Cover by Shannon King

    Disclaimer: I do not own nor did I create any of the instrumental/musical background or compose the melody or lyrics of this song. Credit is attributed to the original publisher/author of the work and references are notated for biographies on the artists. The only part of this creation I own is the voice singing the song to a karaoke version that was available via youtube.com. Thank you!
  • Shannon King
    Published 3 days ago
    Black cover by Shannon King

    Black cover by Shannon King

    Disclaimer: I do not own nor did I create any of the instrumental/musical background or compose the melody or lyrics of this song. Credit is attributed to the original publisher/author and the only part of this creation I own is the voice singing the song to a karaoke version that was available via youtube.com. Thank you!
Vintage
  • Len Davies
    Published 6 days ago
    School days

    School days

    The late 60's were a great time for teenage me as you'll see in this segment from my biography "Do or do not!" I turned 13 in June 1967, and finally was able to do something I’d wanted for a while, joining the Air Training Corps, a kind of air force cadets. My father was a rear gunner on a Lancaster during World War 2 and my Uncle was in the RAF at ST. Mawgan as I’d mentioned so it was pretty much in the blood. I wore my uniform with pride and quickly became a marksman with the .303 rifle, actually winning my father a packet of cigarettes by cutting a single one in half down the range. The kick from the old style 303 rifle was pretty sharp and I injured my shoulder at the very beginning but soon got to grips with it. I stayed with the ATC (30F) squadron until I joined the RAF in January of 1970, and it was a really beneficial experience that taught me a wide range of skills.
  • Rachel Geoffrey
    Published about a month ago
    Music in the 1940's

    Music in the 1940's

    I hadn't heard much 1940's music apart from the obvious Vera Lynn and such until a couple of years ago, when a chance purchase of a load of sheet music at a car boot sale gave me the best music education I've had in a long long time. The original intent was that I would be learning to play the music and singing with an acoustic guitar in care homes – but there was a huge flaw in that plan – I'm awful socially and not very confident so I had immense trouble connecting with people. Yet I love old people, I guess I just didn't know what to say to many of these strangers in the homes. However, the education was amazing and one I continue on today. It has widened my already unimaginable breadth of music love. So in this piece I'm hoping to share with you this knowledge and open up a whole era of new music to you. I find that a lot of the music that is played from that era is generally the war time pieces – many of these have sad or profound lyrics which will hold a variety of memories for those who were alive at the time, but there is SO much more music that was around in that decade and I'm going to focus generally on the more upbeat and less known ones.
  • Aria Loves
    Published about a month ago
    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    I was born in 1995, and I have a wide variety of favorite music. From the 20s to the 2000s. The music of the 50s makes me feel alive differently like I am going back in time in an era I’ve never been. Then again, who doesn’t like the classic older music? Especially jazz and rock and roll playing in the background of a movie, bars and some casinos.