Eversince I played at my first open mic night 13 years ago, I have met a lot of other fine musicians, and almost none has been as wonderfully talented as the beautiful Kristen Leigh. During the open mic nights at the Flatiron in Greensboro, NC, I was among the many who have witnessed her plaintive guitar work, on-point songwriting, and unique mezzo soprano voice. Her folksy musical style is reminiscent of the Beatles, Sarah McLachlan, and Joni Mitchell. Click on the link below to check out her music.
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart is one of my favourite #BeeGees records, but I first became familiar with it when I first heard the Rev. #AlGreen’s version when I was a kid in the early 80s. Both versions are equally extraordinary as this song remains one of the Gibb Brothers’ finest masterpieces ever.
August 1971 – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees – http://wp.me/p6bCmL-17u
.. and I thought I was the only African American who was into heavy metal? Shocking!
Black People and Heavy Metal – http://wp.me/p5bhop-8ya
Remember the songs Kryptonite, When I’m Gone, and Let Me Go? Well, not only were they huge hits for the Mississippi-based alternative rock band 3 Doors Down more than a decade ago, but they featured the awesome lead guitar riffs of original axeman Matt Roberts, who has just sadly passed away from a prescription drug overdose at just 38 years of age.
I will admit that when 3 Doors Down’s breakthrough hit, Kryptonite, was first released in 2000, I thought that they were ripping off One by Metallica because Roberts’ melodic guitar riff sounded almost similar hence the fact that both songs were recorded in the key of B minor. Luckily, Hetfield and company did not dub Roberts and the band, which also included tenor-voiced lead singer Brad Arnold, unforgiven with any sort of legal action, but 3DD continued to produce a steady stream of hit singles, which also included Be Like That, Here Without You, and Let Me Be Myself. Roberts’ guitar work and songwriting abilities on the band’s albums and singles until his departure from 3DD in 2012 are nothing short of remarkable and extraordinary, and his contributions to rock music are among those that will never be forgotten. Thank you, Matt, for helping bring some great music to the world.
Frank Ocean Finally Releases His New Album ‘Blonde’ – http://radio.com/2016/08/20/frank-ocean-blonde/
Pills Found at Prince’s Paisley Park Contained Fentanyl (Report) – http://variety.com/2016/music/news/prince-fentanyl-overdose-death-1201841864/
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Finally Agree to Sing His Own Song at a Private Wedding – http://time.com/4398556/watch-jon-bon-jovi-finally-agree-to-sing-his-own-song-at-a-private-wedding/
These people waited more than forty years to sue Led Zeppelin only to lose this case? C’mon! Man, you should’ve left this alone!
‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trial Loser May Have to Pay $800K – http://radio.com/2016/07/08/stairway-to-heaven-trial-800k-payment/
RIP, Christina Grimmie.
Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince Jam at ‘SNL’ Anniversary Special After-Party (Video) – http://wp.me/p4HV7H-IL