Saturday, December 31, 2011
And so in just a few hours, the Year That Goes to 11 shall come to a close. This is the perfect time to look back and listen on the past year and share some thoughts on music which stood out in numerous ways. If you aren't following me on Twitter, here is the recap of my picks for the Best of '11.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Meet Jason Yang. Jason is a violinist with an exceptional sound and list of performance credits to his name. Jason has also just uploaded a performance of music from the video game Skyrim that stands out amongst the ever-growing number of similar videos.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
If you love guitar and you love dogs, you will positively fall over after watching this video of a dog's reactions while listening to a guitar being played. It certainly underscores balladeer Edie Brickell's lyric: "Religion, is the smile on a dog".
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Photo credit, sonicgloo|
The subject of Christmas music is becoming noticeably more divisive every year. You either love or loathe the music associated with the holiday. I for one fall into the former category. However, I also enjoy unique covers of the classics, especially when rock, metal and punk artists put their own spin on them. So, if you are looking to liven up your family gathering, add these rawking Christmas covers (and a pair of originals) to your playlist. Playing them at full volume is required. Just don't blame me if mom/grandma/significant other puts coal in your stocking for it.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
|Fire at the Montreux Casino, December 4, 1971 - Source: Darker Than Blue|
Friday, December 2, 2011
If you are among the millions who are adventuring through the world of Skyrim (myself included) then you already have an intimate knowledge of the music crafted by Jeremy Soule for the game. If you aren't playing it, stick with me here, because great music, no matter the source, transcends barriers, whether they be language or non-knowledge of a video game. The lady pictured above goes by the name Malukah, and she has posted an utterly haunting guitar-and-vocal cover of a key in-game bard song from Skyrim.