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There has never been a time when music collaboration has been so easy. In the privacy of your own home. You don't have to lug your gear anywhere. I wish we always had this.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The World of Rock

You all know I'm a rocker. I don't pretend to be anything else. However, I appreciate most types of music and I believe I try to encourage everyone in their musical pursuits. I have just spent an evening touring the world in Music Festivals. I have, for many years, believed rock to be the ultimate form and this years world wide music scene has not proved me wrong.

I have watched several music videos from the Ukraine. You take a thick traditional Ukrainian folk song. Add Reverb, Bass, some decent drums. pick up the tempo a little and you have something well worth listening too.

Or try this: Take your traditional grotto folk band. Add Reverb, Bass, some decent drums and give them a hot rock song. It might push or pull them out of their comfort zone a little but WOW!

All the news blogs I have looked at in the last two years haven't told me as much about the world as a few hours of international music festivals. Let your fingers do the walking and see the world through music.

Highway to Hell - Ukrainian Folk Version

If you missed this one you have got to see it. I laughed until my eyes started sweating.

Kabul alternative music festival 'Sound Central'

Kabul Afghanistan? Having an alternative music festival? If you are like me, you don't hear much about Kabul Afghanistan. Aside from the occasional report of a soldier being killed what do we hear? It's in a valley about 120mi/200km west of the Pakistan border, mid-line of the country. For practical purposes, it is at the center of the road system for the country. The continued presents of a strong military has made Kabul relatively safe. So much so it is actually growing, doubled in size in the last 5 years, 5 million and growing. The politics are still spoon down your throat but I will try to be optimistic and say something good seems to be happening.

The Sound Central Music Festival. I don't know where they get the "alternative" from? It's Rock. I don't care if it's slash, thrash, death or hard edged, it's like a breath of fresh air to me:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19825685

The local kids seem to be eating it up. That's nice to see. They promise to keep doing it. I will look forward to keeping an eye on the phenomenon.  

Here's a couple more links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZyWfPNh658&feature=colike

Sunday, October 07, 2012

New Collaboration sites

I found a few new ones: crazypellas.net, myonlineband.com, soundcollabs.com, tapegerm.com
I have done something unusual. I put a site that is under construction on the disabled list: onlinemusiccollaboration.com
Hopefully, the site will be up and running soon.

Collaboration sites

I was having a look through the page views over the years. The busiest views have always been announcements of new sites. Talking about new sites and reviews of the sites themselves. That's it! I'll have to do more reviews of the sites.