HALIFAX—Researchers from Canada and the U.S. have used math to unravel one of the greatest musical mysteries of the modern era: Who wrote “In My Life,” a nostalgic rock ballad on the Beatles’ 1965 album “Rubber Soul.” It’s a song both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have taken credit for, sparking an enduring debate onContinue Reading
Whenever you think of Roger “Syd” Barrett, a certain repartee of words come to mind. Words such as “Genius”, “tortured soul”, “loner”, “gifted”, “lost boy”, “eccentric”, “stunning”, “unique”, “funny”, “misunderstood”, “delightful”, “casualty of fame” , “LSD misuser”, “extraordinary” , “lovable”, “vulnerable”, “magnetic” roll off the tongue. You see, our Syd was special. Not only wasContinue Reading
Just weird. But he’s got balls for trying it. Source: Meat Loaf will do anything for love – but he won’t sing on his new tour | Music | The Guardian
The Canadian was performing with the Minnesota Orchestra, but one musician didn’t take kindly to his remarks. Give’em hell Rufus!!!! Source: Trumpeter backing Rufus Wainwright storms offstage over political comment – Blog | q | CBC Radio
Kent, England – Ginger Baker the legendary drummer of ‘Cream’ arrived home to surprise two burglars ransacking his home in Kent England. The 2 men identified later by Police are Nigel Fawlty 32, and Basil Thatcher 27. Baker age 76, long known for his vicious temper and surly attitude, attacked the two men, knocking themContinue Reading
It’s the kind of find that record collectors dream about. In 2002, Warren Hill is idly flipping through the records at a Chelsea flea market when he comes across an acetate with “The Velvet Underground” and the date “4-25-66” handwritten on the label. He pays a whopping $.75 for the item and soon discovers thatContinue Reading
NASHVILLE — There’s an old (overused) saying that goes something along the lines of, never talk politics or religion around the dinner table.It’s not (necessarily) bad advice… Source: Outspoken Corb Lund says he’s done talking politics: ‘Put it in your song’ | Toronto Sun Put it in your song. I couldn’t agree more…
How it should be played, Keith!
Source: Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” – MIT Technology Review Alone time for being creative is the most important take away for me in this brief monologue on creativity. Too many cooks do spoil the broth, most times.