Groove along to Beat Media's breakdown of the bands, artists, songs and culture that defined the 60s.
That was embarrassing
The party was in full swing, the music pulsating through the air, and laughter echoing off the walls. It was one of those lively gatherings where people from all walks of life converged for a night of celebration. Little did I know, this night would etch a memory in my mind under the category of "That was embarrassing."
How artists can make money (in Africa)
You are an artist, and you are thinking about the different ways you can monetize your art, especially if you are in Africa. Well, you are in the right place. In this article, I will share with you all the ways you can monetize your work and get paid for it. Let's get straight into it.
- Top Story - November 2023
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Was Frank Zappa CIA?
One aspect about living in these exciting modern times that I still find surprising, regardless of how often I'm reminded that I should not, is how often "conspiracy theorists" are proven correct. Both on the left and the right, the things which lived in the shadows no longer do, and have the sunlight of citizen journalism and social media exposing much of what they do. On the flip side of that, you see how far they go to cover up other things as well; while the information may be out of reach, their efforts to keep the public at large knowing the reality of various situations, from aliens to islands, are not.
Sing Me a Story Part Two
This is a short series of songs that were written to tell a story through the lyrics. There are many interesting songs that sing about specific things you can play these songs and make them your bedtime stories. The link to Part One is below.
Sing Me a Story Part One
This is a short series of songs that were written to tell a story through the lyrics. There are many interesting songs that sing about specific happenings you can play these songs and make them you bedtime stories.
One Hit Wonders of Yesteryear Part Five
Another little series this one about one hit wonders. It is surprising to note that all of these songs are memorable but just had their one shining moment for the artists and no other great hits followed. This is the fifth post in this series. I will add the links below as I go along.
Musical Alphabet Letter Z
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 Z. 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, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W X, and Y. This is the last article in this series.
Analog And Digital
Introduction I've been seeing the Marc Jacobs advert for "Daisy" or something, and the soundtrack uses "Cheree" from the debut album by the band Suicide's debut album from 1977.
Who is sing? Chellange to you?
The worst part about being an amateur necromancer is that no one respects you, not even the dead. My older brother, Joseph, is practically crying over the phone, struggling to speak through great gasps of heaving, wheezing laughter. After way too many seconds of this, he finally manages to choke out, “Really? Goddamn—Mountain Dew?”
Introduction In the story below Caroline Jane did an Oliver Twist and asked for more. This is it. I wasn't to sure how to write something new and interesting about music. Caroline and I are fans of Nigel Blackwell and Half Man Half Biscuit, so I will try to include something from them in here but I hope that everyone discovers at least one thing they didn't know when they read this piece.
- Top Story - November 2023
That Was Then But This Is Now
Introduction This is for Phil Flannery's Musical Challenge in VSS which you can read about below. The prompt is: I have written this as a challenge for the Vocal Social Society. Feel free to share the songs that you loved as a child but were unaware of their meaning until much later.