Where does inspiration come from? For many musicians a song can be a throw away or nonsensical or have no deep meaning at all. Others, perhaps had come to them in a dream. The song "Yesterday" had been said to have came to Paul McCartney this way and "Across The Universe" made its way cosmically to John Lennon.
However, what I have always found more fascinating, is how love or even lust can drive someone to write the most beautiful songs and perhaps rocks greatest muse was both the…Continue
I wanted to provide a flip to the discussion asking people for the worse in person experience. This doesn't necessarily have to be in person, as I just had a wonderful example of an artist being extra kind to one of their fans.
Not many people are aware of the group The Swell Season (however they have a cult type following), in fact they aren't even together anymore. They are Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, if you have heard of the movie Once then you have seen…Continue
I managed to make one of my dreams come true back in August when I got a chance to meet two of The Beach Boys, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. If you haven't read my pervious blog called God only knows how I met The Beach Boys! You can read about my Meet & Greet here: Meeting Mike Love and Bruce Johnston.
I am only 32 years old, however I have always felt more akin to the music of the 60's and 70's. While I love classic rock and the debate of who "is" the greatest bands from the UK and USA. There has always been for me two bands that stick out above the rest. The Beatles from the UK and The Beach Boys from the USA. Rolling Stones list the two greatest albums : Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pet Sounds.
Pet Sounds is one of the most brilliant albums ever created and was (in…Continue