Another musical interlude. Horn, for my money, one of the most underrated pop composers/performers of an era (not sure which), keeps shaking up his MTV launch tune. “Rapping” commences around 4:10 herein:
This wonderful woman not only plays but she sings! Just excellent, I think. Have a listen (watch):
On a related note – Rumor has it that I’ve discovered even more newly added lyrics for “Video Killed the Radio Star,” maybe in a live performance. More on that, perhaps, at a later date. Maybe a TPC “Perrin’s Music Minute?”
For several years, as part of my annual Masters Tournament coverage, I’ve dropped snide remarks about Darius Rucker ruining Rock Fore! Dough. In fairness to me, it really has become the Darius Rucker (and friends) Show. I recall, fondly, Cheap Trick’s dynamite delivery back in 2007. Remember waaaay back then?
But, I have to now admit that Rucker is a fine fit with the finest of festivities. Attention, RFD people: just add a little R-n-R variety if possible. Rucker and the Blowfish are pretty damned good. That I gathered from last night’s (non-RFD) concert, which also featured Sheryl Crow. It was a REM cover that convinced me. Not too bad. Rock on.
Mike Adams/Augusta Chronicle
Once again, April Fool’s Day caught me unprepared. But! Here’s a serious but cool interlude for the musically-minded.
Anna Fedorova is coming to South Carolina! Two dates and soon, this month. Click HER SITE for the Calendar. She’ll be in Utah later in the year.
Possibly the best Rachmaninoff pianist in the world. Mean Tchaikovsky too.
The easy on the eyes part is purely coincidental.
Back in Black on piano.
High fidelity version:
Sister knocking it out in person:
I submitted a super-heavy column to TPC last night. Something I’ve hinted around at but never fully addressed. Perhaps my hardest-hitting one yet. That, here, when published (hopefully it will be published…).
I may have more to say on the college admissions debacle. Vox Day noted the Harvard/Asian lawsuit, which is directly related. I’ve mentioned that before – and it figures into that heavy piece that coming. And, I heard Sen. Kennedy (R[ino] – LA) on Faux talking tough. I’m reminded that Kennedy voted FOR S. 1 (2019); that touches on my soon-to-be subject as well.
In the meanwhile, I’ve been on a rock/classic rock played on a piano kick lately. Check this out:
Based on a study of their most popular songs:
Pop songs have become angrier and sadder over the past 60 years, experts say.
Researchers analysed lyrics in best-selling songs from the 1950s to 2016 to find expressions of anger and sadness had increased, while words about joy had dropped.
The US study team looked at lyrics of more than 6,000 songs from Billboard Hot 100 in each year.
These are the most popular songs in the US each year as chosen by music fans.
Imagine that. What could have possibly changed in America since the 1950s?
Or a clash of cultures. It is a clash of savagery and banality against culture.
Read this AP bit on the whining and the West-bashing. Then, determine for yourselves which is the less-enlightened age.
In matters of enlightenment and decline, Benedict Beckeld, Ph. D., offers actual insight into the decline of music:
I’m not quite sure about the impossibility of music ever again rising, but he’s certainly right about the triumph of the classical over the modern (and everything else heretofore).
Happy New Year’s Eve! I sense the end of 2018 posting is nigh (should be a 2018 review a little later). Cheers.