Top 5: Musicians who Paint

Top 5: Musicians who Paint

One of humanity´s greatest gifts is imagination. Imagination is sometimes taken for granted, but it is a portal into other dimensions. To have an imagination, and actually act on your ideas, is creativity. Turning a thought into reality is rather extraordinary. The materialization of an idea, whether its a book, a painting, a song, etc. is what elevates our existence. Art is truly our only hope and salvation. Creative people come in all shapes an sizes, but their standout characteristic is the fact they made something. Does creativity have to take only one form of expression? Of course not. So, below, in no Read more »

‘Feels Like Summer’ by Childish Gambino

‘Feels Like Summer’ by Childish Gambino

Donald McKinley Glover jr. aka Childish Gambino (and occasionally mcDJ when he finds the time) is not only one of the most talented artists in the world today, but undoubtedly one of the busiest. An award-winning actor, director, and producer on television, an in-demand movie star who has appeared prominently in some of the biggest films of the last few years, and a singer and musician with three acclaimed albums, and a recent US number one single behind him, he has a achieved more at the age of 34 than most of us would manage in a very long lifetime. Read more »

Paul McCartney´s ´Egypt Station´

Paul McCartney´s ´Egypt Station´

Sir Paul McCartney is back with a new album (after depriving us for five years)…well, there have been collaborations. Both good and questionable. The album will be released on September 7th, but we have been able to hear three songs. This is the Paul we love and remember. Yes, his voice sounds a bit coarse, (the man is 76) but I rather like it, and I will take it over any auto-tuned shit always. It sounds energetic and it is definitely a new song, but it is reminiscent of Wings. The back up singing maybe? I don’t know, but it Read more »

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

This week saw a truly legendary artist get a truly legendary send-off as the funeral of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, took place in Detroit. Over the best part of nine hours, many of the great and good of soul music took turns to pay tribute in a ceremony dripping in gospel and heart, befitting a lady who began her singing career in the church. Of the numerous performances through the day from the likes of Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande, none were better than Gladys Knight’s fusing of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ Read more »