The 80s were chockful of New Wave power ballads, synthesizers, drum machines, and no shortage of Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Music has been a fundamental part of human culture for thousands of years. From the earliest days of civilization, people have used music to express themselves and connect with others.
Polymathic Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases New Single “Phonics” (feat. Sydney Palmer and Declan Sheehy-Moss)
From Amir Royale I don't think I've ever really felt well-understood by my peers or mentors. Most my life I was outcasted for my passionate and exuberant outlook. "Phonics" was a way for me to define what that felt like — but, furthermore — showcase to others how to combat it. I've had this song sitting in a vault since before the pandemic. Thus, I recruited some of my favorite people in this whole wide world to share the stage for one of my last few "harder" stories to tell. Or, well — at least I think so. Declan Sheehy-Moss (a good friend of the next J. Dilla and Robert Glasper - Cisco Swank); as well as Sydney Kate Palmer (an NYU student of mine) both bring this so beautifully to life — and, I don't know — I just hope you finally get it one day. Maybe, just maybe — I even pray I'll still be here on Earth to know finally what it feels like. That's if God decides I'm lucky enough. I love and miss you all, always. Walk good, take care. 🌺❤️🩹🌺
What Does Music Do to Us?
Music plays a very important and vital role in the lives of everyone else. Musicologist describes the origin of music as man's best part and it is also known to be the universal language of humanity.
History of Music
History of Music Music has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, with evidence of musical instruments dating back to ancient civilizations. Throughout history, music has played a significant role in religious ceremonies, celebrations, and as a form of entertainment. In the 19th and 20th centuries, new technologies such as the phonograph and radio led to the widespread dissemination of music and the rise of popular music.
Governors Ball Music Festival -Lizzo - Kendrick Lam - NYC
The Governors Ball Music Festival is a highly anticipated event that takes place annually in New York City. This year, the festival will feature a diverse lineup of talented musicians, including Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar.
Kidney Bingos - The Music Of Wire
Introduction I think I first came across Wire on the "Live At The Roxy London WC2 - Jan - Apr 77" album, where two of their songs, "Lowdown" and "12XU", were featured. The album was a great live punk document but while their sound was very raw, for me, Wire stood out as being different and it turned out that they progressed while generally staying out of the mainstream and are still creating music today.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MELODY SONG
Music is a universal language that has the power to evoke a wide range of emotions in listeners. One of the key elements that contributes to this emotional impact is melody. Melody, or the sequence of musical notes that make up a song, plays a crucial role in how we perceive and respond to music. In this article, we will explore the psychology of melody in songs and understand how it can be used to evoke specific emotions, memories, and associations in listeners.
Introduction Jeff Beck died aged 78 on Tuesday 10th January 2023 after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis”, and it is a sad loss to the world of music.
The Wonderful Saw Doctors
Introduction I was first made aware of The Saw Doctors when my friend Mike O'Brien (CEO of Opencast and partner in Mog On The Tyne Cat Cafe) told me about the cover of the album "If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back" which featured their dads on the front cover and the band on the back cover in identical poses. I was in Sunderland and bought a copy from Volume (another sadly missed record shop) and I completely loved it.
Invoking the Candelabra
Among the artifacts of the Liberace Museum Collection is a magnificent grand piano which dates from 1830, known as the Royal Bosendorfer. One of the finest pianos of the romance era, it was famously played by composers Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahams, and Franz Liszt - a favorite of Liberace.
- Top Story - January 2023
The Psychology of Sad Songs
When all hope is gone, you know sad songs say so much. — Elton John Sad songs have long been a staple in music, with many people turning to them in times of sadness or heartbreak. But why do we find solace in listening to songs that make us feel worse? Well, it turns out there are distinct psychological mechanisms behind our preference for sad music.
The Angels : The Greatest Show On Earth (Review)
The Angels hard rock band has been a favourite of mine for 40 years and I’ve seen them live in any number of venues; pub gigs, festivals, entertainment centre and performing arts centre — with the backing of a symphony orchestra.