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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.

Geroge Harrison’s Final Performance

POSTED ON December 15th  - POSTED IN classic rock, Community, Entertainment, music, television, videos

George Harrison’s Final Performance

I rarely meet anyone who totally hates The Beatles. I loved the band. However, I think one of the best things to happen with the breakup is the fact that George Harrison was no longer limited to one or two songs per album. 

I was never aware of the video I am going to share until I happened on it at Open Culture.

VoicePlay – Amazing A Cappella

POSTED ON December 14th  - POSTED IN a cappella, Halloween, Holiday, music, videos

VoicePlay – Amazing A Cappella

VoicePlay

VoicePlay

VoicePlay is an amazing a capella quintet based out of Orlando Florida. The musicians use only their voices as instruments. Originally, a street corner barbershop act, now actively touring. (They play The Magic Kingdom often.)

VoicePlay is not your typical a capella act. They use their voices for more than vocals. The do great videos and come up with some great top tens.

Modern Music on the Gayageum

POSTED ON December 5th  - POSTED IN classic rock, Community, music, Opinion, rock, traditional

Pink Floyd and Other Modern Music Performed on a Traditional Korean Instrument, The Gayageum

You may have already seen these videos. I noticed this Pink Floyd on the gayageum over at Boing! Boing!, saved it for further exploration and the next day found even more at Open Culture. Videos go viral for many reasons, in this case, the reason is Luna Lee’s talent.

More information, and videos, after the break. Check out how she nails the guitar parts about 2:30 in.

Another Brick in the Wall performed by Luna Lee

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.

BB King at Sing Sing

POSTED ON December 23rd  - POSTED IN Blues, Blues Rock, Community, Entertainment, music, videos

One of His Best Performances – BB King at Sing Sing

English: A B.B. King guitar pick, made by the ...

English: A B.B. King guitar pick, made by the City of Portland, Maine, to commemorate B.B. King day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a BB King fan. I actually got to meet him once. I feel blessed.  If I recall correctly, I saw him perform three times.  Despite growing up in the 70s, I am certain I could not forget seeing this legend.

I happened on the video below at Open Culture. As mentioned in the article, link after the video, he thought it one of his best performances. I have seen this and many other of his videos before and I agree.

If you liked the video above, check out the additional ones at Open Culture.

Thanks for reading, feel free to comment and remember to support the indie artist.

Sean Forbes Is An Amazing Up And Coming Rapper, And Did I Mention He’s Deaf?

POSTED ON February 17th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, hip hop, independent music, videos

Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission. An accomplished and passionate drummer, rhythm pours out of him, when he breathes, walks, types at his keyboard or hits his drums. Music is in his blood, his cells; it’s just the way he is.
He’s also deaf – and out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere.Sean grew up in Detroit where his parents, both musicians, filled their home with the sounds of the Motor City: Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, the Funk Brothers and more. Despite losing his hearing as a baby, Sean soaked up the beats and the vibrations, experiencing great music in his own way.

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