Before there was a Coachella Music Festival or Afro Punk Fest., there was Woodstock. A music festival held on an unattractive piece of land with no modern technology or bottled water. If you weren’t on the stage you couldn’t see because there weren’t any fancy monitors, but you could hear. The people in attendance were referred to as hippies, but as I think about it, were they hippies or just a mass number of people who loved the sound of great music? (Listening to music doesn’t require you to dress/look a certain way.) People who didn’t care what the music looked like, only about how the music made them feel. Music was so much better back then, when album covers weren’t a photo album but a visual piece of art to match the audio art. Long before social media and bloggers, when the feel of the music out weighed the personal business of the artist. What would the music world be like if we went back there, when music was heard and not seen? (more…)
The definition of a Storm is a “violent disturbance in the atmosphere”. No force but God can control or dissipate such an anomaly. An act of the Heavens, created by the Heavens. Although storms are looked at and measured by their destruction, if you sit back and think about it there is beauty in a storm especially a Quiet Storm. (more…)
Here is the thing that is missing between a real artist and a flash in the pan entertainer. The flash in the pan lacks versatility in their artistry. What I mean by this is, if they are a rapper they strictly rap to a beat, track, what have you. If they are an R&B singer they just sing what someone has written for them, if you go to see them in concert they typically don’t stray from their recorded version. Improvision is a NO-NO to them. If only singing, rapping, being attractive and the ability to move were the only requirement of the craft we would have more longevity out entertainers instead a ton of 1 hit album wonders.
Real artist on the other hand work hard on their craft opposed to their acceptance. Their love and passion dictates their product, the feel of their art is what attracts and speaks to you. They are the master of runs, and their concerts never sound like the recording. You the connoisseur learn to yearn their timeless originality opposed to their mass-produced lyrical canvas.
Now here is the perfect example of real artist. (more…)
Artist not entertainers develop in their own. They evolve in cycles of creativity that develop into long to be discussed masters of their craft. The passion of their craft makes them unique and trending. In time some will try to duplicate, but at the end of the day a feel will always top the mechanical. Artists creativity comes from their ability to convey their views, not only for you to see, but for you to be able to translate, relate and possibly educate. Their artistry allows a release of themselves while each time they approach a project the produce an evolution. A real artist makes you love them live opposed to recorded. (more…)
Have you ever went to a concert and wondered about the back-up singers that are being slightly hidden in the headliners shadow? Have you ever wondered what would happen if the back-up singer decided to just cut loose their cords and air it out? How would they sound on their own solid ground? Well you might just get a Luther Vandross or Whitney Houston, because both legends started as back-up singers. Quiet as it’s kept we might be missing out on our new legends because we are afraid to listen to anything that wasn’t handed to us on a familiar silver circular disc. Well Detroit naitive LRenee, (more…)
I heard someone say that there is a difference between an artist and an entertainer. Entertainers do exactly what they are supposed to do, keep “you” the audience captivated while they are performing under the spotlight. An Entertainer is for the most part is presentationally hardworking, and picture perfect. An Entertainer when it comes to audio relies on background music, mixing, processing and songwriters, a whole team to make “IT” happen. An entertainers talent may be “to do”, more often times than to create. It’s very hard and rare for an entertainer to be timeless…
Then we have the artist 🎵 (more…)
If there wasn’t an old school, there wouldn’t be a new school. In a wedding the bride should always have something that is borrowed and something that is blue, and when it comes to matters of the heart, well I think we all have some bad habits. But I thank God that Angie Stone has two: 2 Bad Habits that is. (more…)