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Shelita Burke – Belong

POSTED ON December 18th  - POSTED IN acoustic, alternative, Blues, independent music, music, Opinion, Review

Shelita Burke – Belong

I got a direct message from @ShelitaBurke asking me to give a song of hers a listen. The song, Belong is a very pleasing track and has already received one million plays on Spotify.

I shall share Belong after the break, it is a lovely mix of vocals and music. The lyrics are very poetic and her vocal approach nicely uses repetition to create a song that pleases the ears. It left me wanting more Shelita Burke.  I am confident you shall feel the same way.

James Hill Rocks on Ukulele

POSTED ON December 17th  - POSTED IN acoustic, classic rock, Entertainment, independent music, music, videos

James Hill Rocks on ukulele

English: A red Ukulele, manufactured by Makala

English: A red Ukulele, manufactured by Makala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some musical instruments are usually not taken too seriously. In my humble opinion, “the Uke” is all too often erroneously placed in that category. James Hill is on a mission to destroy that myth. He super-seriously rocks on the ukulele.

Not only does he does perform but also teaches. Check out his mastery in the videos after the break. You shall be amazed at the types of sound he creates. Seriously on of the craziest creative things I have ever seen.

Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

POSTED ON December 16th  - POSTED IN Blues, jazz, music, videos

Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

There is no doubt the Louis Armstrong is an influence and a legend. As is the case with many early era musicians, video footage is hard to find.  Too often the footage is lost, destroyed or never even existed.  It was pleasing to see in a post at Open Culture that there does exist one video of “Satchmo” in the studio.

Latchkey Revolt – Driving Hard Rock

POSTED ON January 18th  - POSTED IN Community, hard rock, independent music, music, rock

Latchkey Revolt – High Energy Rock from Singapore

Latchkey Revolt is a quartet from Singapore. They are a hard-hitting rock band that pound the listener with great sound, grooves and solos. I like them much.

DisclaimerSome of the lyrics in this material are explicit. This material is not  safe for work. Listener discretion is advised.

Now if a little language does not bother you, I really suggest you listen on. These artists drive the songs from start to finish. All feature a powerful drive, each having their own individualism, and absolutely nothing dull about any of them.  In my opinion, a great listen.  Check out some Latchkey Revolt after the break.

GuMix Radio 389 – 2015 on 33-45

POSTED ON January 17th  - POSTED IN house, independent music, music, Opinion, Review, Song and Music Reviews

Awesome House Track, GuMix Radio – 389 – 2015 on 33-45

I listen to many podcasts. One of them I enjoy much is GuMix. I will get to more about this artist in a bit… a good long bit. The track I am sharing below is a long, awesome house track. Listeners, get your groove on with GuMix 389 – 2015 on 33-45. Will talk more about this track after the break. This is, in my opinion, an awesome hour and a half groove.

GuMix Radio 389 – 2015 on 33-45

2016.01.11 – POD – National Milk Day

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2016.01.11 – National Milk Day

Featuring Moo Moo Cow by Seamonkey

Today is National Milk Day. Personally, I stick with the soy stuff for anything other than baking and hot cocoa. However, milk is, in my opinion, at as American as apple pie. Especially since apple pie is best with a healthy scoop of ice cream.

If you wish te celebrate it by more than just downing a glass of the liquid.  Family Crafts has a list of activities.

2016.01.06 – POD – Technology Day – DJ Trackstyle -Ambientasia

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2016.01.06 – Technology Day

Featuring Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle

Today is National Technology Day. Personally, I have a serious love-hate relationship with technology. I love to try to use it but I hate fighting with my old PCs to make them work.

DJ TrackstyleI also love applied technology when it comes to music. I am not one of those who feel that synth music is soulless. I have been around synthesizers since the days of monophonic patch cord Moogs. I still have a DX7 sitting my studio and love electronic music.

It seemed appropriate to go with a synth song today. I found this artist way back in the day at the now non-existent Podsafe Music Network. I am going to spin Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle

While most of the links in my notes are now useless, a few Google searches showed me that the DJ is still out there. You can find DJ Trackstyle at the links below.

Thanks for listening and downloading. Please remember to support the indie musicians.

The Music Vault – An Impressive Archive of Concerts

POSTED ON January 5th  - POSTED IN Community, Concert, Entertainment, Live Show, music, Opinion, videos

The Music Vault – An Amazingly Impressive Archive of Live Concerts

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Music Vault is a YouTube archive of concerts. The Music Vault has literally tens of thousands of concerts. Kudos to Open Culture for sharing this gem of a find.

If you are a Grateful Dead fan, you will love this YouTube channel. As Open Culture notes, The Grateful Dead have the most dominant presence on the site but, considering how many shows they did, shouldn’t that just follow as reasonable?

The abundance of the dead can make it a bit tough to find other bands.  However, try searching YouTube using “Music Vault + [insert band name here]” to filter out some of the Grateful Dead.

I spent about a half hour browsing the site. It is not that difficult to find artists other than The Dead. In my opinion, the site is well worth the browsing time. You may also wish to explore the link to Open Culture as they have many links to many artists. I picked one they didn’t mention to share after the break.

2016.01.05 – POD – National Bird Day

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2016.01.05 – POD – National Bird Day

Featuring We Are Birds by Chris Ayer

 

Today, 5 January 2016, is National Bird Day. A day to honor our feathered friends. I don’t have much to say about this day “for the birds”. You can find out more about this day at the National Bird Day Website.

It seems appropiate to play We Are Birds from a singer, songwriter and actor, Chris Ayer. You can find, friend and follow Chris at the links below.

 

Remember to support the independent artists by buying thier music and merchandise. Additionally, you can help them by simpley spreading the word about their music.

2016.01.04 – POD – Blue Monday – I Don’t Want to Work Today by Beatnik Turtle

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2016.01.04 – POD – Blue Monday, The Most Depressing Day of the Year

Featureing I Don’t Want to Work Today Music of Beatnik Turtle

Today is the first Monday of 2016 and it is, allegedly, the most depressing day of the year. This unofficial holiday is called Blue Monday. This day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of each year unless New Year’s Day happens to fall on a Monday.

However, one should note that there is no evidence that it actually the most depressing day. In fact, there is debate as to whether it should be the second or third Monday of January.

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