Archive for the ‘See this’ Category

One As Beautiful As You

In Hear this, Lyrics, Music, See this, Songwriting on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

vangogh_self_portraitGrowing up in high school I ran with the crowd that thought it was cool to listen to retro music.  Artists like James Taylor, Janis Joplin, and Don McLean.  Listening to this music takes me back to a time when I thought about life and all its possibilities.  The poetic lyrics allowed my mind to dive in to search for the story they are telling between the lines.

I remember Mr. Phillips, teacher from my Gifted and Talented class from grade 7 – 12.  He is one of the champions of my life.  He was so inspirational.  Learning and self-discovery “turned him on” and he gave that passion to us.  Whether is was a movie, a book, a poem, a song lyric, he always challenged us to go deeper.  “What else could it mean?”  In a literal world full of rules, regulations, and black & white answers, that class helped my mind break free of the obvious answers in life. Read the rest of this entry »

“Brick and Mortar and Love” Added to the Nashville Film Festival

In Art, Film/TV, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, See this, Trends, You HAVE to on March 27, 2012 at 6:49 am

Growing up in South Jersey, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a music business – it was just me and Barbara (Streisand that is) in my dining room with vinyl records and headphones. I just thought people sang through the radio and on stage. I never gave any mind to the massive machine behind the curtain. I wasn’t aware that you could track trends, study best practices, and redo what others had done before (only better) and rake in the big $$$. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s That Time Again: CRS 2012

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, Industry News, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Radio, See this, Try this, You HAVE to on February 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Hey there readers in and around Nashville… get out and experience CRS (Country Radio Seminar) 2012.

See and be seen. Go to showcases. Hand out business cards. Be yourself. Learn the business.

To learn more about CRS read these related posts… Read the rest of this entry »

2011 CMT Music Awards Highlights

In awards, CMT Music Awards, Crowds, Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on June 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

Collaborative Video of the Year WINNERS Justin Beiber & Rascall Flatts

Last night, Bridgestone Arena was alive with energized country music fans and the artists they love and admire.  The 2011 CMT Music Awards kicked off the busy week here in Music City with belt buckle awards landing in the laps of deserving Country artists. Read the rest of this entry »

The Voice: It Will Blow You Away

In Ability, Crowds, expression, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Performance, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on April 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

NBC’s “The Voice” is a refreshing and welcomed addition to the current reality talent show competition generation. The show kicks off its maiden voyage with tonight’s season opener where four professional “coaches” of the show are faced with the challenge of stacking each of their team’s decks with 8 vocalists that will go head-to-head this season – ultimately fighting to be crowned The Voice.

The concept of the show is genius – take the smoke and mirrors, autotuners, lipstick, high heels, age limit, and dress sizes out of the equation and all you are left with is the voiceRead the rest of this entry »

Lucy Angel

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, harmony/BGVs, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Radio, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on March 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The Ladies of Lucy Angel

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is a gold mine for publicity and making connections.  Groups like Lucy Angel are making the rounds with the media at their tail clambering for interviews, radio and TV spots as well as the ever present fan photo.  This is a great jump start to a radio tour with so many communicators in one place. Read the rest of this entry »

Tammy Rochelle: Liberty Spoke To Me

In Best Practices, creativity, Hear this, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Studio, You HAVE to on July 27, 2010 at 1:00 am

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Tammy Rochelle’s 5th project, “Liberty Spoke To Me,” is a break through album for her. “This is the first time I feel like my music was understood by the musicians in the studio.” It is difficult for an artist to put into words the music that is so intimately internal. Read the rest of this entry »

Charlie Brown Goes Country In ICE!

In Life Around Me, Music, nashville, See this, Try this, You HAVE to on December 4, 2009 at 5:00 am

I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus.  Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy.  I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.”  Charlie Brown stops on his way to ice skating and shares an introspective moment with his pal Linus.  Charles Schulz wrote an honest, perceptive, and wise-before-his-time character that makes Charlie Brown one of the most mature, notable cartoon characters of all time.  A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965 as a TV special on CBS.  It aired on this network from its conception until the year 2000 when ABC picked it up and has had it ever since. Read the rest of this entry »

Naughty or Nice: Which List Are You On?

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Music, See this, You HAVE to on December 3, 2009 at 5:00 am

Most people grow up with a fear of being naughty.   This might stem from a strict religious upbringing, school experiences, or even more timely – the Christmas season.  Parents warn their children that bad behavior will warrant a lump of coal in their stocking and a spot on the naughty list.  The better behaved you are, the more presents you will get.  Now, we know this isn’t exactly the case.  But somewhere deep inside of us we steer clear of negative, selfish behavior during the Christmas season just in case it is true. Read the rest of this entry »

I Am Thankful For…

In Life Around Me, Music, See this, You HAVE to on November 26, 2009 at 5:00 am

All week long I have been suggesting that we all take stock in our lives and recognize what we are thankful for.  Here is a compilation of what people are thankful for to get you started.  Feel free to add comments with more things you are thankful for.

I am thankful for/that/to… Read the rest of this entry »

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