LEGEND: DAVID BOWIE

David Bowie was born in London on January 8, 1947 as David Robert Jones. But as he readied to embark on his musical career as a teen, there was a problem: Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, was already a known quantity in the music industry, and the aspiring artist was afraid they might be confused. So David Jones changed his name to David Bowie. In 1967, 14-year-old Sandra Dodd sent Bowie what would be his first fan letter from America, in which she asked him about his name. Bowie quipped: “In answer to your questions, my real name is … Continue reading LEGEND: DAVID BOWIE

WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT

Can you imagine living your life without music? It would be very hard to do so, as music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument. This could be due to not having the opportunity to learn as kids or simply due to lack of inclination or proper instruction. However, music is something that is never too late to learn. And here are 10 good reasons as to why everyone should … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT

BEST HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2019

1. Dave – Psychodrama MARCH 8, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 88 10 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 2. JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 14 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 3. Rapsody – Eve AUGUST 23, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 7 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 4. Kano – Hoodies All Summer AUGUST 30, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 12 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 5. Little Simz – GREY Area MARCH 1, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 16 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 6. Tyler, the Creator – IGOR MAY 17, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 85 21 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana … Continue reading BEST HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2019

STARTING A BAND

Unsure of how to start a band? Every musician has been there. Before you’ve been in a few bands, creating one is an intimidating thought. You have no idea how to get the right people on-board or get the gigs you need. So today, we’re going to go through each step, one at a time.  Here’s the 10 steps it’ll take to start your own band…. TODAY. But before we start, make sure to grab my FREE guide on 6 ways to overcome writer’s block. It’ll help get you unstuck in the writing process when you’re feeling uninspired. You’ll be … Continue reading STARTING A BAND

SHED SEVEN: A MAXIMUM HIGH

A Maximum High is the second studio album by the British rock band Shed Seven, released in April 1996 via Polydor Records. The album was written by all four band members at the time of release; Rick Witter, Paul Banks, Tom Gladwin and Alan Leach. The album title comes from lyrics in the song “Parallel Lines”. Shed Seven held writing and rehearsal sessions at a local potato plant, RS Cockerill’s of York, prior to recording the album. One of the first tracks recorded, with their new producer Chris Sheldon, was the lead single, “Where Have You Been Tonight?”, written in late-1994 and debuting live at the band’s Christmas show on … Continue reading SHED SEVEN: A MAXIMUM HIGH

BUYING A PIANO

People stumble on their search for a piano when: 1)  They haven’t decided if they really want to learn/play – If you ask most people if they would like to learn piano or like their progeny to learn piano, they will say, “yes, of course!” But most people leave it there. One of the most common things we see is people who sign their kids up for a month of lessons at the lowest price they can find, and then follow-up with the purchase of an inexpensive unweighted keyboard. And while some of these unweighted keyboards are incredibly impressive instruments with robust … Continue reading BUYING A PIANO