10/31/2010

Iconic Rock Album Covers

14 iconic album covers including descriptions and a few more one of a kind covers. It is a pretty good selection, you shouldn't miss it.

10/30/2010

Suling | Tin Whistle | Tonette

More Wind Instruments



Suling (Indonesia), Tim Whistle (Ireland) and Tonette (USA). Three continents and three instruments in a single post... sorry for the last video, it is hard to find decent videos for a plastic made flute.





10/29/2010

The Giant Guitar - Portugal

Jose took on the challenge of supersizing his guitar making talents to create a 16metre long and 8 metre wide guitar which weighs in at 4 tonnes. Impressive!


Source:
http://journeyman.tv/



10/27/2010

Tribute: Don McLean - American Pie Lyrics

American Pie  is the title of a 1971 music album by Don McLean, best known for its title track about The Day the Music Died.
The original 1971 LP is dedicated to the loss of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Jiles Perry Richardson (The Big Bopper) 3 of the biggest icons in rock history that were tragically taken from us by a plane crash on Feb 03, 1959 in Iowa..(read more below the video)




Feb 03, 1959 will forever be known as "The Day The Music Died" .. The day people lined the streets and cried and no churches would play any music.

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll. His works and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music for decades.
Buddy Holly and his band The Crickets sang hits such as "That'll be the Day", "Blue Days, Black Nights", "Oh Boy!" and "Peggy Sue"

Richard Steven "Ritchie" Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 February 3, 1959), better known by the stage name Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time however, he scored several hits, most notably "Donna" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart; and, the flip side "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk
song that Valens transformed into a song with a rock rhythm. Both songs charted in early 1959, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small-plane crash outside Mason City, Iowa, USA, an event that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 February 3, 1959), called JP by his friends but commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1955-1957. after his discharge he returned to KTRM as a disc jockey where he set the record for continuous on-air broadcasting 5 days, 2 hours and 8 mins.. during this he lost 35 pounds and after completeing the task, he slept 20 hours straight. He is credited for coining the term "music video" in 1959 and recorded an early example himself. However, his business venture in this area was cut short by his untimely death. He is best known "musically" for his recording of "Chantilly Lace". On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Richardson was killed in a small-plane crash in Iowa, along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The song also makes references to Bob Dylan "the Jester" and The Beatles "Helter Skelter", which both owe their start in music and musical influences to Buddy Holly. Also a reference to Elvis and Prescilla Presley "king and queen," because Buddy Holly got his start in music by opening for Elvis.. could you imagine the pressure from your first concert opening for The King of Rock-N-Roll? I guess Buddy loved the pressure, because he definitely took this and ran with it.

10/25/2010

Mystery Guitar Man [YouTube Music Video Channel]


Just give this guy any device that can make a sound and he will turn it into an amazing instrument.

He is really fun, so just give him a try and watch his videos.





Bohemian Rhapsody

10/23/2010

Shvi (Armenia) | Siku | Slide whistle

More Wind Instruments

Three more wind instruments with real curious names. DO NOT miss the last video, it's pretty funny.







10/19/2010

Fuck You! (Music Video)




Don't get me wrong, this post is just about the song FUCK YOU by Lilly Allen... actually I am posting 2 videos and also the lyrics, that's it!




Video with lyrics


Official Video



LYRICS:

Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
and look a bit harder
cause we're so uninspired
so sick and tired
of all the hatred you harbor
so you say it's not okay to be gay
well I think you're just evil
you're just some racist who can't tie my laces
you're point of view is not legal
Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don't stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don't translate
and it's getting quite late
so please don't stay in touch
do you get, do you get a little kick out of being small-minded?
you want to be like your father
it's approval you're after
well that's not how you'll find it
do you, do you really enjoy living a life that's so hateful
cause there's a hole where your soul should be
you're losing control of it
and it's really distasteful
Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don't stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don't translate
and it's getting quite late
so please don't stay in touch
Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
and look a bit harder
cause we're so uninspired
so sick and tired
of all the hatred you harbor
Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don't stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don't translate
and it's getting quite late
so please don't stay in touch

10/18/2010

Christopher Cross Through the Years

Visit the official website for more info: http://www.christophercross.com/

Video #1
Christoper Cross performing Sailing in 1980 when it was his number one hit.

Video #2
Same song, same artist just 18 years later.

Career

He is best known for his Top Ten hit songs, "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind", and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)", the last of which he performed for the film Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. "Sailing" earned three awards at the 1981 Grammy Awards Ceremony, while "Arthur's Theme" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen)... read more



10/13/2010

The Great Performers


The Great Performers is a YouTube Channel where you will find dozens of classical music videos. 

If you are looking for real good performers of symphonic and orchestral music you should not miss this channel.

10/12/2010

Top 10 most viral videos on YouTube

According to ReadWriteWeb 7 out of 10 most popular videos on YouTube ever are music videos.

If you wanna watch them just click here.

For previous rankings just click the links below.
August 2007
September 2008

10/07/2010

Shit Album Covers

Just 10 pictures per album from our page on facebook. If you want to watch thousands of covers like these ones or even worse also have a look at the group - Shit Record Covers -


Albums.


















Worst Record Covers 1
10 fotos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worst Album Covers 2
10 fotos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worst Album Covers 3
10 fotos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worst Album Covers 4
10 fotos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worst Album Covers 5
10 fotos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10/01/2010

Pan pipes | Pasiyak or Water whistle (Philippines) | Persian (Iran) | Piano horn | Pulalu (Philippines) | Quena (South America)

It's been a few weeks since I posted my last entry about instruments... so this time you'll get six instruments in a row instead of 3.








Instrument #3:
There are many persian instruments. It should be one of the following:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_musical_instruments