The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin.
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.
I just discovered this wonderful singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Here are four of her music videos:
“The Ghost Who Walks”
“The Truth Is In The Dirt”
“On My Own” by Farrah Abraham
Some “singers” have said that there’s nothing wrong with lip syncing.
If what they say is true, then how come these “singers” never tell people in advance that they are lip syncing?
In my opinion, any “live” performer who is lip syncing should tell their audience that they are lip syncing, before they starting doing it.
And if they are charging money for their “performance,” they should tell you before you pay money for the ticket.
Otherwise, they are guilty of lying and fraud.
Mandy Moore’s Amanda Leigh is an absolutely wonderful, beautiful, and most importantly, musical album full of fantastic songs. Country, folk, rock, and pop are all blended together to create one of the few truly great albums of the 21st century that I have heard so far. When I emphasized the word “musical,” it is because this is completely different from Moore’s first few albums. People who know my tastes in music would never believe that I liked a Mandy Moore album, were it not for the fact that this particular Moore album sounds like it’s from a completely different artist. Laugh at me for saying that if you want, but that just means that you haven’t actually heard the album. Amanda Leigh (Moore’s real life name) is a genuinely heartfelt, enjoyable, emotionally satisfying work of art.
I was born in 1971. I tell you this because it should help to tell you something about the point of view from which I have watched TV shows. As a child, I watched reruns of sitcoms and cartoons from the 60s, as well as new programming on PBS, and Saturday morning children’s programming. During the late 70s, I also started watching a few shows regularly during prime time. In the 80s I watched a huge number of shows during prime time. During the 90s and later there have been far fewer new shows that I liked, although among those few that I did like, I found them to be excellent.
These are my 126 favorite albums of all time. This list is arranged in order of preference, starting with my #1 favorite.
I’ve been listening to this internet radio station for the past few hours, and I’ve really been enjoying it:
One awesome musician – one acoustic guitar – one continuous take with no edits – all dedicated to a brilliant performance of one of my favorite songs of all time.
Igor Presnyako is a very talented musician:
Neil Young – singer, songwriter, and guitarist – solo artist – member of Buffalo Springfield – member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – is very much alive.
However, NBC news has reported that he has died!
Not only that, but they also reported that he was the first astronaut to walk on the moon!
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra recently turned down the choruses from two high schools in Cobb County, Georgia – those of Walton and Lassiter High Schools.
In 1982, a California band called Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo released an album called Good Clean Fun. Despite being a stunningly fantastic album of rock, pop, and new wave, the album was largely ignored in most of the country. It did get exposure on college radio stations, as well as on some local California stations, and two of its songs were used in the 1983 movie Valley Girl (which is, in my opinion, the best and most intelligent of all of the 80s teen movies). But the album, being released on the independent Slash Records label, never got the kind of attention that it deserved. It’s so osbscure that it wasn’t even released on CD until 2007.
Daryl Hall and John Oates are my favorite 80s musical artist. I had a lot fun watching their videos as I was growing up, and I still enjoy them very much today.
It’s not just our imagination – pop music really has been getting worse and worse. And now we have a scientific study that proves it.
I have fond memories of watching U2 on MTV in the early 1980s. I’d never heard of them before MTV. I thought their early songs were full of energy and emotion. Here are four of my favorite videos of theirs: (more…)
Here are seven music videos from the B-52’s. These are just so much fun! (more…)
I was 11 years old when our family first got cable TV in the summer of 1982, and I remember watching MTV as it celebrated its one year anniversary a few weeks later. I consider the music of the early 1980s to be some of the best music ever made, and I think a lot of that has to do with the new wave influence that was so pervasive at the time, combined with a strong pop sensibility, and just so many creative artists who were around at the time. (more…)