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Vangelis is no longer among us
This morning I received the sad news about Vangelis passing. Due to a difference is time zones, I got the message around 4am and it was near 8am when I saw it. Since I was 12 years-old I began to collect his records. To all the people I hanged out with it was odd, how can a kid that listens to Kiss or Poison can be so enthralled by this slow building tunes that keeps going and going in this (according to them) shapeless boring meander.
Meet Swedish Music Artist and Producer Linda Bugatti
Linda Bugatti, the music producer and artist from Stockholm, was previously known for her unique blend of jazzy Lo-Fi atmosphere with Alt-Pop and Alternative R&B melodies. And now, adding drum and bass rhythms to the mix with her new single, "speak my mind," creates a new kind of gem. Linda Bugatti discovered her technical interest at the age of three when she figured out how to connect the VCR to watch Disney movies. Unafraid to experiment with sound, Linda Bugatti is definitely an artist and music creator to keep an eye on.
Harry's House by Harry Styles | Album Review
The former One Direction member has made quite the solo career for themself thus far. With the with a debut and sophomore albums under the belt (the latter of which a review can be found here), Harry Styles looks to impress with the more intimate and exploratory Harry's House. Fine Line was filled with summer bops and the exploration of sex and gender, seemingly a focal point of introspection for Styles. Harry's House seems to capture a nostalgic summer rock pop, especially in the leading single, "As It Was".
My Blondie Playlist
Some Blondie Favourites As usual, this one won’t be a greatest hits list, there are plenty of Blondie compilations about and you probably have one in your collection, but these are just a few songs that are my favourites in the Blondie Canon.
Harry Styles Biography
Harry Styles was born in Redditch, Herefordshire. He was raised in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. Styles began his career as a member of the band One Direction alongside Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. The group released five albums between 2011 and 2015. Their debut album, Up All Night, was a commercial success and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. One Direction had four top ten singles on the UK Singles Chart and two number one albums on the US Billboard 200. Harry Styles was the first member of the group to release.
Jeanne Marie Laskas' There's No Crying at the Pee Wee Super Bowl
“I think music in itself is healing,” American musician Billy Joel once said. “It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Most of us would wholeheartedly agree with this statement, and it is this universal bond with music that has led researchers across the globe to investigate its therapeutic potential.
Getting to know musical artist Antonio Zarco
Antonio Zarco is an aspiring vocalist from Monroe Township, NJ. He learned how to sing before he learned how to talk. One can say, he had his first performance when he was 2 years old and sang "Happy Birthday" in both English and Portuguese at his little sister's birthday party. Antonio continued to pursue his interest in music by participating in school choirs all throughout elementary, middle & high school and currently in college. Antonio's accolades include: Member of OAKE National Honor's Choir for 1 year, Member of Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Mixed Chorus for 7 years, Member of New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) Mixed Chorus for 4 years and Member of NAfME All Eastern Honors Ensemble Mixed Chorus for 1 year.
Maurice Ravel's Bolero
“Works of art make rules, rules do not make works of art.” This famous quote by the master composer of the Impressionistic era Claude Debussy summarizes the true essence of a work of art. There should be no boundaries when it comes to creating something that can stand the passing of time, with this piece, this is not the case. We assume that your most accomplished and renowned work as a composer must be something that shows compositional magnificence. A composer’s masterpiece considered “rubbish” by the same composer is not what we can catalog as fulfilling creative work.
June 2022: Musicians Law Of Attraction Tarot Reading
June 2022: Musicians Law Of Attraction Tarot Reading: Confidence Is Your Key To Success/New Moon In Leo: When it comes to the law of attraction when you use it as a tool of manifestation in your music, it's all about a positive attitude. I'm sensing for at this time, this is a sign from the universe and your spirit guides that your thoughts have to align with your energy. Whatever you send out to the universe, will return back to you. Practice as if you already have manifested your dreams and goals in your music career as a way to align your thoughts with your energy.
Hot Chip (Concert Review) | Philly Music Vocalizer
Synthpop party stars Hot Chip performed at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia this past Wednesday (on May 11th, 2022). Not only was it my first time at Brooklyn Bowl Philly (which just opened at the end of last year in fall of 2021), and my first time at Brooklyn Bowl with fantastic photog Queen McLean, it was my first time ever experiencing a crowd so uniquely and unabashedly their own. When I go to a show, I'm just as interested in the people at the show as the show itself. I'm interested in not just what the concert sounds like, but what the concert feels like. In other words, I want to know about the experience, as well as the experiencers.
My Chemical Romance: The Foundations of Decay Review!
All of the elder emos are donning their side-swept bangs and reapplying their black eyeliner right about now because ,My Chemical Romance just released their newest song.
Do you know the kings of Bachata?
Who are Kings of Bachata? This is none other than Romeo Santos, the Dominican-born New Yorker recognized as “The Kings of Bachata” in Latin music.