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Electricity, Water and….Music

David Bowie said it best. As the 21 Century began, Bowie famously stated that music would eventually become a mere commodity in people’s lives, much like Electricity and Water. His (always) keen sense of observation was a reflection on how sterile and stayed...

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The Dying (But Not Dead) Art of Jazz Fusion

Of all the sub genres of music, and in particular Jazz music, the once mighty proud sound of Jazz Fusion may seem like a dying art form. A quick browse through the genre section of the awesome website rateyourmusic.com reveals fewer and fewer groups dedicated to this...

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To Articulate or Not To Articulate…

Each new semester that begins and with every new class of students I encounter, I try to make the sincere point of how important it is to articulate your thoughts when speaking, whether to a group of people or one-to-one. I also highly recommend how important reading...

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The Magic of the Mellotron

  I am a truly obsessed music fan. I can’t even begin to describe how much control music has had on my life and me. Heck, that’s a complete other story or blog, and maybe better suited for Dr. Freud. There is one thing, though, I noticed about myself...

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R U A LABEL OR R U AN ARTIST?

I read an interesting article on BBC’s website recently, where some young UK musicians were complaining, yes complaining, about their inability to make music. Why? Simply, because, they have to spend more time than they would prefer, on social media. Sounds...

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Ssshhhhh, please.

Recently, I wrote about Classical music in the 21st Century, here on my Metalworks blog. I wrote about how some elements have changed and adapted to the changing of the times. One element of Classical music that has not really changed, which has nothing to do really...

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Classical Music Gets 21st Century Credibility

For more than 300 years, the dominant role Classical music held in the entertainment universe was indisputable and unchallenged. Before the 20th century arrived, there was no way any other form of music could supplant Classical music as the most popular. Classical...

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Yes, Even Batman Likes Music

In a previous blog posted here, I raved about a new Graphic Novel, about The Beatles original manager, the late Brian Epstein, entitled ‘The Fifth Beatle‘. Since I wrote about it, ‘The Fifth Beatle’, with its emotional rollercoaster dialogue...

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The Grammy Awards They Should Have Given

Another year has passed. So has, thankfully, another Grammy Awards presentation. Similar to the Academy Awards, the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards (these are the ‘Big’ 4), the morning after is when the armchair critics and public pundits have their say....

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The Forgotten Rebels

The other night I was watching ‘Crossfire Hurricane‘, a newly released documentary about The Rolling Stones. While the main storyline of the documentary was the story of the bands meteoric rise to fame & success in the 60s and subsequent higher status...

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