• Famous Dead Musicians/Artists and Causes of Death (Pt 1, Age 16-36)

    Jul 23 2011, 23h56 por thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll and modern music. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 51 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying

    For the artists older than 36 I'll recommend you Pt 2;

    http://www.last.fm/user/thomas10/journal/2012/02/13/5bvlxw_famous_dead_musiciansartists_and_causes_of_death_%28pt_2%2C_age_37-50%29


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    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959)
    Plane crash. After a winning cointoss and despite of his fear to fly, together with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, he flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. The plane flew into a blinding snowstorm and crashed shortly after takeoff. This is known as "The Day The Music Died".
  • Famous Musicians Who Died Too Young (Dead Before Their Time) Pt I

    Out 9 2010, 15h01 por thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 54 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying
    17
    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959)
    Plane crash. After a winning cointoss and despite of his fear to fly, together with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, he flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. The plane flew into a blinding snowstorm and crashed shortly after takeoff. This is known as "The Day The Music Died".
    21
    Eddie Cochran (1938-1960)
    Road accident in a taxi in United Kingdom. The taxi crashed into a lamp post. Cochran was thrown through the windscreen, and was taken to the hospital, where he died the following day of severe head injuries.
  • Ten most common misconceptions regarding musical critique.

    Set 6 2008, 1h44 por 0k0k0k0

    This is a tl;dr piece. Of rehashed ideas over and over again. You have been warned.

    1. Visual appeal equals musical appeal.
    Obvious cases of visual kei faggotry and metal posturing idiocy aside, it’s to say that artsy music videos and photoshoots do not mask the fact that the musicians are just terrible at rousing emotions other than righteous loathing back at them. And even then on the other end, mesmerizing soundscapes wafting from the stage, emanating from spaced-out statues with guitars or what have you. As dorky as they look, no different from the classroom nerd, unmoving but for the subtle flicks of the picks on their fingers, fact remains…. They’ll never get laid.

    That, and the other lesson so implicitly overt.


    2. If it sucks live, it sucks.
    At its basest classification, only two types of music exist. Studio version and live version. One of those clearly plays with sounds difficult/impossible to replicate under real time circumstances…
  • Song Of The Day - 06 Aug 2008: In My Life

    Ago 7 2008, 20h38 por sablespecter

    The Beatles / In My Life / Rubber Soul (11) / Dec 1965

    It's Beatles Week! Day 4: The Middle Years

    And so in 1965, after a couple of fast-paced write-record-tour years, The Beatles entered into what I think of as the "middle years" stretching from the filming of Help! (see "bonus materials" below) and its soundtrack through the completion of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    Help! is a turning point that I think snuck up on all of them: feeling like a hashish-fueled break from the previous fast-paced Beatlemania years that were wearing on them heavily, you can begin to see the cracks of the solidarity in the writing process, the lyrics, the sound of the songs of the album.

    For John Lennon, his dissillusionment with the fame and success began to manifest itself in both the title track and the inner look of "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" This is when he first began to look to politics and social commentary as a means of staying true to himself, true to something.