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Raindogs, Frank's Wild Years and Swordfishtrombones - A Little of The Genius Of Tom Waits
Introduction I have a lot of CDs close to my desk when I work (my collection might be as high as five thousand) and some days I just pull one out without looking at what it is. Today I pulled out "Raindogs" by Tom Waits which was released in 1985 and was part of an Island Records trilogy that started with "Swordfishtrombones" (1983), continued with "Raindogs" and was completed with "Frank's Wild Years" in 1987.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished about 16 hours ago in Beat
Songs have been a fundamental part of human culture for thousands of years. They can serve a wide range of purposes, from entertainment and artistic expression to cultural preservation and communication. Here are some additional details and insights about songs:boobeshvaranPublished about 23 hours ago in Beat
Top 10 Most Controversial Music Videos of All Time: Shocking Society and Shaping Culture
Introduction Music has always been a powerful tool for self-expression and social commentary, and the music video format has elevated this art form to new heights. Over the years, music videos have provoked strong reactions from audiences, sparking debates and controversies around issues such as censorship, sexism, and violence. Some of these videos have become iconic and influential, shaping the cultural landscape and influencing the direction of popular music. In this article, we explore some of the most controversial music videos of all time and their impact on society.
"Sounds That Changed the World: The Top 10 Most Influential Music Genres of All Time"
Introduction Music has been a part of human history for thousands of years, and it has played an essential role in shaping our culture, society, and politics. From the rhythms of ancient tribal drums to the pulsating beats of modern-day dance music, music has always been an expression of our deepest emotions, desires, and aspirations.
Dr Hook and Shel Silverstein
Introduction In the seventies I was in a band called The Bok (that I have mentioned in other posts) and one day I went round to the band leader's house (Andy Marshall) and pulled out three albums wich really surprised me. This must have been 1975 or 1976 and my musical taste was still developing, and though Andy was a year older than me (I think) his tastes were more esoteric than mine on the time.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 3 days ago in Beat
Bad Bunny, set adrift on controversy and social consciousness
Music is a scenario reflecting real life in so many ways. Urban artists can tell a lot about it and that’s how music distances itself from plain romantic, generic love songs to get into swampy grounds. A place where eager musicians craft songs with raw lyrics and tell the world how they feel about society, relationships, or just sex.Gene David Nieves LaraPublished 4 days ago in Beat
John Denver: 30 Great Songs
John Denver's music is a pure gift - quote from a fan John Denver is a national treasure. His music has filled the hearts and souls of millions with joy and elation.Rick Henry ChristopherPublished 4 days ago in Beat
The Fall - Not Your Average Covers Band
Introduction After seeing the Sex Pistols in 1976 Mark E. Smith formed The Fall. We lost Mark in 2018 to lung and kidney cancer, but he was the only constant in the band that featured some great members such as Brix Smith, Marks Riley and Radcliffe (who as The Shire Horses had their own irreverent covers band as well as being DJs on BBC Radio 6, and I may do a piece on them)Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 6 days ago in Beat
That'll Be The Day - David Essex's Musical Genesis
Introduction I think I was first introduced to David Essex as a despicable fairground worker and eventual megastar in the film pair "That'll Be The Day" and "Stardust". The first being set in the 1950s the second in the 1960s. I worked for three days on a fairground on Moor Park in Preston and was nothing like the Jim Maclaine in the film. You can read about it on Wikipedia here.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 7 days ago in Beat
The Beat Community's Soundtrack
Sarah had always been a music lover. She grew up listening to all kinds of genres, from rock to hip-hop, but jazz had a special place in her heart. Her father used to play Ella Fitzgerald's records when she was a child, and Sarah would dance around the living room, mesmerized by the singer's silky voice.Shehzad Hussain
The Story Of Mad Alice Lane - A Dark Masterpiece by Peter Lawlor
Introduction Many years ago in an advert for Land Rover (which I have not yet found on Youtube), I heard a song that has stuck with me ever since. It is ghostly, eerie and atmospheric and has captured the attention of many listeners and viewers.Mike Singleton - Mikeydred
River Studios Open mic 23rd of February
A new venture for me over the last couple of months has been to run a monthly open mic at River Studios. A local studio to me with a performance space. I thought it would be a great idea to do a little write-up of these events and also share the photos that are taken from the evening. I've also recently created a Facebook group for the event, so feel free to check that out if you are interested. Before I go any further I'd also like to thank all the artists that have played so far in the first couple of events. It has taken me a while to get everything set up how I'd like it. Of course, when you do something new, it will always take a while to build it up into what you want it to be. Hopefully, in the next few months, we will see some great open mic nights at River Studios to add to the huge list of open mics in Southampton.Charlie Smith