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What Is Vaporwave?
New trends in music pop up every single year, and one of the trends that had begun to emerge in the late 2000s was vaporwave. Unlike many other trends, vaporwave is still going strong today.
There's Every Kind of Beautiful
There's Every Kind of Beautiful is a song of celebration, the essence of which is to advocate personal individuality, as well as diversity. The song acknowledges that each person is unique and beautiful in their own way. The fundamental idea is that each individual should embrace their individuality and seek to become the best version of themselves as opposed to striving to be an imitation of somebody else.
Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles: 3 of X
In the next chapter of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles -- I just realized that the chapters are not numbered, which means that each chapter is a piece of a hologram, a snapshot of the whole, like a verse in many a song -- we get a deconstruction of "Dear Prudence," which Sheffield holds to be one of The Beatles' best, and I agree (though they have so many bests the term hasn't the usual meaning for me).
Jakob Pek’s Music Is Relaxing, Inspirational
Jakob Pek hails from Oakland, California, where he creates amazing music that is pleasing to the ears and the soul. I am not kidding. After you listen to the five tracks on his new EP you’ll feel more relaxed and in tune with your spiritual self than you ever have before. I really liked the way his bio described his music, so I want to share this. “He creates a contemporary world music for the new century. Avant-garde, experimental, and improvisational in nature, Jakob's music interweaves chaos with symmetry, harmonizing refined expressions of familiarsonic worlds with journeys into uncharted domains of abstraction and discovery.”
Music Magic: 16 Songs That Will Get Stuck in Your Head This Summer
We all love to hit the beach in the summer and on the way there, car rides need to pump you up and get you in the mood for summer. Without further ado, here are 16 songs you can replay over and over, have as the soundtrack to your BBQ, or add to that beach playlist. 100% chance of sunshine and that these songs will get stuck in your head.
Ivan Beecroft Can’t Believe The Things He Sees
Not all songs sound like what you think they are about. Song lyrics, much like poetry, can mean far different things to each different person that listens to them or reads them. When it comes to the new single Believe from Ivan Beecroft, the song “is a bittersweet slightly desperate song about relationships in the context of the difficulties of our times.” OK, I get that. Here are the lyrics to the song:
The Bad Fire
The Bad Fire has a fantastic story behind it. Even though it is obviously about an abused woman and an angry hate filled man the actual events still make me chuckle. It was a busy night in a hotel where I was working a few years back. I was the Duty Manager and I was in a slightly cynical mood. It's easy to become cynical when you work nights in a hotel, as you are often surrounded by drunk people at their very worst. When they get kicked out of pubs and clubs they come back to where they're staying, often bedraggled, moody or with bad company. I've had the same inane conversations with drunk people over the years. It's often like nursery school for people detached from responsibilities. They forget what politeness is and become impulsive and rash in their actions. Some fight, some threaten, some attempt to abuse others and to rape when the opportunity arises. If you have 400 people in house and a third of them are stag and hen parties things become gruesome and so if someone wants to book in late at night with no reservation then you must be a little suspicious of what may occur once these people are out of sight and amongst other rooms.
Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert in Manchester in Another Admirable Act of Love; “We Won’t Let Hate Win”
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Singer Ariana Grande posted a letter on social media on May 26, 2017 promising a return to what she calls the “incredibly brave city of Manchester.” She plans to perform a benefit show to help the victims and their families in the wake of the terrorist attack at her Monday concert.
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Celebrates 50 Years of Veneration with Exquisite Box Set
It was 50 years ago today when the Beatles unleashed what would become the band’s seminal masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was a sonic work of art in 1967, forever changing the landscape of what could be achieved in the recording studio. It’s hard to imagine now, but back then, no one had heard anything remotely close to the conceptual revelation that was encapsulated on the fab four’s eighth studio effort.
#MusicReview: DNCE debut album will make you D-A-N-C-E
Song by Song DNCE review "This ain't water but it floats my boat" is my favorite line on this track. DNCE considers their music to be dance pop and this track is no exception with vintage 80's rock music vibes. The intro opens with vocal scales with them introducing the simultaneous name of the track and the name of the band.
Review of Russ' Debut Album, 'There's Really A Wolf'
Russ is a major talent and before I get into the album I want to take a moment to recognize the artist. If you don't know... now you know
Dusty Grant and This Longing Heart
With the recent loss of Chris Cornell, it seems like the old school grunge era is coming to a close, with so many of the greats gone. Someone commented on Facebook, right after the news about Cornell, that “Eddie Vedder stands alone.” It’s a shame. Grunge music was a standard in the early 90s and it was the soundtrack to my final years of high school. It’s still a genre of music I enjoy listening to, and there isn’t much of it being made new these days. Even the ones still around from that era, like Vedder, aren’t making that kind of music anymore.