Music for 90s babies and fans of timeless pop music; explore the decade defined by boybands, Europop, girl groups, rap, and so much more.
Ornithology - A Playlist
Introduction I am listening to "Catching A Tiger" by Lissie, and probably my favorite song on this album "Cuckoo" and I will use it to close this playlist. It also made me think of this wonderful poignant poem by my great friend Les, who tells me that she can't write poetry, but check out all this wonderful poetry of hers, and this one in particular that relates to this playlist.
The Emerging Nigerian Talents
In the heart of Lagos, where the bustling streets and vibrant rhythms of Nigeria's largest city converge, a new generation of music talents was quietly rewriting the story of the country's music scene. These were not the chart-toppers or Grammy-winners that the world had come to know, but they were the unsung heroes, the underdogs who were making waves in their own right.
To The Women in Hip hop
Females in the hip-hop culture have always held space in the genre for their skill, their trendsetting authentic style and some of the best music to reach fans and listeners everywhere. No matter what records or history that we make over the years, the way that Black women are presented and represented on the music scene [and the props that some may feel that we should not be getting], has become grounds for debate from everyone but us. That is until now, with the presence of social media and the changes that have taken place in the music industry as a whole. We as Black women are all beautifully different in the way that we show up in the world. I call us a special genre of our own. We as women know who we are defining ourselves for ourselves. We know this and yes, we absolutely can. Starting with the music, HerBrownProductions honors a few of the most legendary and influential female hip-hop artists. Whether it be their legacy, lyricism, style or records that make them similar or unique, the women will be honored for their inspiration from each era of hip-hop.
Thirtieth Century Man
Introduction This is lifted from a Seven Days In Post written two years before Scott Walker died but has been getting a few views. The man was the epitome of a true artist so was not to everyone's taste, but I find his work absolutely amazing.
The Rhythm of Love
In the vibrant city of New Orleans, where jazz and blues filled the air, lived a young musician named Caleb. He was a talented drummer who had an uncanny ability to express the emotions of his heart through the rhythm of his beats. His drum kit was his confidant, and his music was his language.
In the quiet village of Harmony Ridge, there was a legend that had been passed down through generations. It was said that on the night of the full moon, the heartbeat of the village could be heard as a serenade in the heart of the forest.
A Look Back At A Lost Tape
Album: The Lost Tapes Artist: Nas Distributed by: Ill Will Records Columbia Records Release: 9.23.02 A Review By Brian Salkowski (originally written in 2003)
Country music, with its roots deeply embedded in the soil of rural America, has evolved over centuries to become a genre that resonates with people around the world. From the Appalachian Mountains to the honky-tonk bars of Nashville, country music has been a reflection of the American experience, capturing the essence of heartache, resilience, love, and the simple joys of life. In this exploration of country music, we will journey through its history, evolution, notable artists, and its enduring influence on American culture.
Who is Ollie Nightingale and Why Has He Ruined my Day?
This is a thing that exists! It's a blues/R & B album. Ollie Nightingale wants to drink your bathwater, baby. Is this comedy? Is it satire? Is Ollie some sort of Weird Al style parodist? I have no idea. Decades of Gen-X irony has destroyed by brain to such a degree that I am incapable of discerning between thick layers of cynical irony and detachment and a genuine sentiment expressed in music.
Celebrating Black History Month UK 2023 With Some Brilliant Music From These Islands
Introduction October is Black History Month in the UK and there are so many things that we need to celebrate and be aware of and the two sites below are worth going into to find out more about Black History in the UK.
Echoes of Passion
In the small village of Tymoshivka, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Ukraine, a young boy named Karol Szymanowski was born. The year was 1882, and the world was yet to fathom the waves of music this unassuming child would create.
Songs Inspired By The Good Book
Introduction I bought a fifty-year-old album "The Good Book" by Melanie while on holiday and it inspired this story here.