Month: January 2017

Old Sad Bastard Music, or Melancholy Me Part 1.

“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?” – Nick Hornby   I’ve always been a lyrics person, gravitating towards songwriters and bands who had a knack of telling me a story.  Not to knock on top 40 pop, because the “ooh baby baby’s” and “raise your hands in the air” type songs resonate, however briefly in pop culture conscious, and have their place.  I’ve been sitting back the last few weeks thinking about the songs that resonated with me, and more than l probably want to admit, helped shape my outlook on life, love and music appreciation.  So, let’s get a little personal for a bit,  and let’s look into a few songs, going to let you come to your own impression of me, based on the songs below.   Supertramp – The Logical Song But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible, Logical, responsible, practical. And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, Clinical, intellectual, cynical.     Changes – David Bowie Don’t want to be a better man Time may change me But I can’t trace time I watch the ripples change their size But never...

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A Chat with Linda Bassick of Girls Rock Vermont

Linda Bassick works alongside a group of highly inspirational individuals to diminish social prejudices based on gender. Their involvement takes shape in the form of Girls Rock Vermont, which is the Burlington segment of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. This is an organization that empowers young women around the world to create music, to play it loudly, and to never compromise their creative dominance based on their feminine exteriors. Linda, could you begin by explaining Girls Rock Vermont to me?   Girls Rock Vermont is a summer day camp for girls aged 8-18, and our idea is to empower...

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Halestorm- Reanimate 3.0: The Covers EP

Halestorm has made it a bit of a tradition in releasing a cover EP in between albums, and recently last week released the third volume of their Reanimate series. Featuring songs from Whitesnake, Joan Jett, Sophie B. Hawkins, Twenty One Pilots, Soundgarden, and Metallica, this newest EP is a fantastic blend of 80s hair metal, 90s grunge, and modern day pop songs. Lead singer Lzzy Hale’s voice is perfect for “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Still Of The Night,” as if she emerged from that decade ready to rock. I’m a huge fan of Joan Jett, and...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 9

Click here for Apple Playlist   Tracks:  London Grammar – Rooting For You The XX – Say Something Loving Sundara Karma – Vivienne Portugal The Man – Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead  Jai Wolf – Drive (feat. Chain Gang of Love)  Saint Motel – Born Again Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up Julien Baker – Funeral Pyre Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Isn’t It True Dropkick Murphys – Rebels With a Cause The Jesus and Mary Chain – Amputation Japandroids – No Known Drink of Drug The Stumbellas – We Don’t Know Foxygen – Follow...

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