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Song Review of On the Road by Celestial Blue Music

This is a Song Review of On the Road by Celestial Blue Music Review by Walter and Darlene Hargrave "Celestial Blue Music is the solo project of Kari J., a New Mexico native collaborating internationally to create electronic-folkrock fusion based in organic concepts of empowered evolution, conscious liberty, synergy with nature, and psychoacoustic optimism." Wallyview: I feel that, On the Road is a feel-good traveling song. It’s about a person who can’t let the grass grow under their feet! Travelling towards the horizon and making long lasting memories along the way. Maybe the grass is greener, maybe it isn’t but, it’s the journey that matters. As you travel and see new things it lifts one's spirits. Discovery is the goal and the unique beauty is the reward. Taking all that in triggers strong emotions. It speaks of travelling with friends and how it makes the trip even better.  I think, I too want in on a journey like this because I know there is so much more to see! Thanks for reminding me of that!   Darview: I like “On the Road” because its jaunty rhythm makes me want to skip or walk fast, as if I had no place to be, all the time in the world, and I can’t wait.  That I’m going to break free and see what’s over the next horizon.  I like the key and harmony because it’s uplifting and easy to sing.  As a native Floridian, mountains are vacation [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Song Review Down with the Devil – Taming Sari

Today this Song Review: Down with the Devil by Taming Sari Review by: Walter and Darlene Hargrave "Taming Sari is a 5 piece Ottawa based band. Driven by a passion to breathe new life into the genre known as Rock and Roll." @taming_sariband   I want to say up front that Taming Sari has succeeded in breathing new life to Rock and Roll!  I hear influences of Rush, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, and more.  Taming Sari's rich sound, mature lyrics and passionate vocal content combined, makes their song, "Down with the Devil," instantly likable and radio friendly. As mature adults, my wife and I could certainly relate to the lyrics, which is about a long-time relationship gone wrong. The story could be about a long-lasting love affair where mistakes were made early (“breaking all the rules”), it is too late to save the relationship and neither want to. Bring on the pain. The couple confront one another and get “down with the devil and out with the lies.”  As a teen from the ‘70’s, I say “Taming Sari” has the retro sound that manages to encompass both the past and present, simultaneously. There is nothing not to like about the song if you're a Rock and Roll fan! Check out the great video below! https://youtu.be/vGI8XAZf0EM Video Credits Video Directed by : Dominic Llanos - K Productions Song Produced by: Ross Hayes Citrullo - RHC Music Mastered by : João Carvalho Mastering Music Video by [...]

By |June 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Chris Bennett: “Something Wonderful”

The vibrant and vivacious Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and so much more, Chris Bennett, has released her 12th album entitled "Something Wonderful". Accompanied on the piano by Bill Marx, (son of Hollywood royalty, Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers), "Something Wonderful", is a kaleidoscope of timeless songs from the “Great American Songbook”, executed in a compelling and sophisticated explosion of brilliance. Beginning her career as a vocalist and dancer in Las Vegas and on TV with Dean Martin and Jim Nabors, Chris Bennett found her way to Munich Germany where she met four time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder, producer of Donna Summer, and was asked to join Munich Machine, an up and coming disco group as lead vocalist for “Munich Machine, Introducing Chris Bennett”, which contained the dance version of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale". The glamorous singer was then asked to pose for cover art which created an international sensation, and the album sky rocketed to the top of the Dance Charts. Chris performed with some of the planet's top artists in the history of music, including: Donna Summer, Johnny Mathis, Keb’ Mo, and Leon Ware, and she also composed songs for Tina Turner, The Manhattan Transfer and The Three Degrees. Chris wrote and sang the theme song for "Midnight Express", the mind blowing 1978 film, about an American, Bill Hayes caught by Turkish police for smuggling hash out of Istanbul. Her composition earned her a Grammy nomination, along with Giorgio [...]

Interview: Faith and Harry Rowen: “Just Be There” by Eileen Shapiro

Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford One of the most refreshing, and talented duos to suddenly appear on the international pop scene and conquer the music industry are British/American brother and sister Faith and Harry Rowan. At the tender ages of only 12 and 13 they are already accomplished multi-instrumentalists, composers/songwriters /vocalists producing mature, sophisticated and professionally sonic tracks. Faith & Harry just launched their fourth track of this year entitled "Just Be There", an emotionally charged and heartfelt story about love, (of a friend) that is lost and missed. The song has a spirited flavor and a unique authenticity. Faith sings that song with an audaciously vibrant flair and a believable innocence. The two started playing music at age 3 with the violin, and then learned piano and guitar as well. In Harry's case the drums became his newest instrumental addition. Both were trained on classical music until Faith started writing pop music and fell in love with it. I spoke with the two multi-talented artists regarding their career, their newest released project and their wishes and dreams. I found them to be extremely polished and candid, and surprisingly funny. Faith and Harry have the entire package going on, talent, creativity, sensibility and they are both beautiful. They are a success story about to happen! So do you ever fight being so close in age? Faith: We argue and that's because we're brother and sister and are close in age. Your [...]

Tom Proctor: “A Psychic Singing Mad Cowboy’s Incredible Journey from Guardians of the Galaxy and Backyard BBQ’s to Making of a ‘Working Man’, to Tom Proctor and The A-Listers” by Eileen Shapiro

Actor, singer, songwriter, cage-fighter and stuntman, Tom Proctor is currently best known for his role as Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy and the role of Bidee in 12 Years A Slave, however he will be acclaimed shortly for his superb and overwhelming singing and prolific songwriting artistry. Occasionally in life you come across a rare individual who shines above others for their kindness or unparalleled distinctiveness, such is that of Tom Proctor. With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Proctor has appeared in many films and television series including: Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival. He also won Best Actor in a short film at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently Tom is engaged in three unique projects. There's an album soon to be released entitled "Tom Proctor & the A-Listers WORKING MAN", a release with some of the most heartwarming, story-telling songs on the planet. His genre defying songs and harmonious vocals are not only impressive, but compelling and addicting. The album was recorded in the famous "Dark Horse Recording Studio", an establishment that has seen the likes of: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Jeff Beck, Matchbook 20, Reliant K, Alice In Chains and many others... He, along with Creative Producer & Editor Margie Rogers and Creative Producer and Director Trudy Sargent are also creating a TV show that will be called, "Tom [...]

Andy Michaels: Revisited

Australian singer/songwriter sings like an angel. He's a lyrical anomaly, and a phenomenal poet. He has just released a new full length album called "Revisited", an eclectic collection of inspiration. He defies genre bounties and has a fan for each song.... I shared questions with Andy regarding his music, his sensitivity and his compassionate way of creating music. The album is compelling and captivating and nearly addicting. .... You are very poetic, do you write your songs from "life" experiences? I guess most Artists are modern day Sponge Bobs (Haha, yes I have a 4yo daughter ! ) in that they absorb and reflect what is going on in their personal lives and what is going on around them. I am very sensitive and intuitive to that and am also very spiritual, although probably not in a strict religious sense. I get inspiration from words that seem simple but convey enormous power, and I try to convey that compassion and hope in my songs. Everyone remembers these sayings : "Some men see the world as it is and say 'Why?' I see the world as it could be and say, 'Why not?" 'We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope" These words were said over 40 years ago and are still timeless, but do they have any less power and relevance today ? I think not! Who were your musical influences growing up? My mother was my inspiration and I remember her playing [...]