ode to laura nyro

published on October 28th, 2011

ode to laura nyro

From Smile to Luckie,

oh Laura Nyro how I love thee.

From Sexy Mama to Save the Country,

your voice and song uplift me.

From And When I Die to Wedding Bell Blues,

the world has not ceased loving you.

From Stoney End to Poverty Train,

I'll forever love your sweet refrains. 


published on October 18th, 2011


"Their glamorous and another dimension looks will must be shocked everyone. Sometimes their sound slashes with audience like a KATANA, and sometimes it brings in sweet and devilish kiss. They are proper for the pioneer of 10’ new age. The identity of the monster band is the four girls from the little island country Japan. When they started the band activity, the four lost their ego, because of the reaction of spending in the dark, and they headed for on the stage after going mad and shouting."

This is an excerpt from the description of the band Hystoic Vein hailing from Japan.  They must have written this in Japanese and had the computer translate to English, because SOMETHING got lost.  To spite their intro thoroughly confusing me, their music intrigued me.  I especially enjoyed "scarlet" and "vision". http://www.myspace.com/hystoicvein

young, broke and beautiful

published on October 12th, 2011

young, broke and beautiful

I've been watching a show on the IFC network called "young, broke and beautiful".  The host, Stuart Shuffman, unearths the subculture of a different U.S. city each episode.  The irony, of course, is once the subculture is exposed, it ultimately becomes popculture.  Nonetheless, I like the show.  They feature artists, musicians, and cheap thrills (literally) that are often right up my alley.  One episode took us to Memphis where they featured an artist named Alex Warble (Alex Harrison).  This particular artist also has a performance art band named "The Warble".  The band is writing some good, interesting music.  "The Warble" is definitely worth checking out, entertaining at least.  http://www.myspace.com/thewarbles  

the fate of a musical genius

published on October 2nd, 2011

the fate of a musical genius

A friend of mine told me they read an article today about Sly Stone.  Apparently, he is living in a van in the Crenshaw district of L.A. but the people he lives next to assured that HE EATS AT LEAST ONCE A DAY.  My jaw dropped to the floor when I read this.  Not to mention my heart broke.  I love Sly and the Family Stone.  I use his songs for ringtones.  I have more Sly songs on my ipod than any other artist.  The reason I bought my Baldwin Orga-sonic organ was to try to learn some of his songs.  

According to the article, his manager is suing him for stolen royalties.  Usually it's the other way around, where the manager steals from the artist, so I don't get it.  Anyway, Sly said he has a bunch of new music written.  I hope he finds his footing because this would be a tragic end for such a genius.  


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