Music Spotlight Buddy Holly & The Crickets – That’ll Be The Day

Lyrics Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie ‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die Well, you give me all your loving and your turtle doving All…

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Music Spotlight Celine Dion

Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you That is how I know you go on Far across the distance And spaces between us You have come to show you go on Near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on Once more…

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Message History and Performance

Message With History And Performance

In this article I look at how a message with history combined with a powerful musical performance really packs a punch. This is the fourth in a short series of articles on aspects of music. Message With History And Performance My previous articles in this series have built up a…

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Raw Power Of A Live Performance

The Raw Power Of A Live Performance

In the third of a series of articles on aspects of music, I look at the raw power of a live performance. Previous articles have looked at messages within music and combining old with new music genres. The Raw Power Of A Live Performance When I was young and lived…

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combining old with new

Combining Old With New In Electro Swing

In the second of my short series of articles on aspects of music, I look at combining old with new music in Electro Swing. In my first article in the series, I looked at the deep messages underlying the music of Hozier. However, the aim of Electro Swing is to…

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message behind the lyrics

Hozier Puts A Message Behind The Lyrics

Hozier (full name  Andrew Hozier-Byrne) is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter who pus a message behind the lyrics of many of his songs. I hadn’t heard of him until last year, but he released his first album ‘Hozier’ in September 2014 following a successful EP in 2013 which included the…

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band They were originally formed in 1964 as ‘My Backyard’ and have also been known as ‘The Noble Five’ and ‘One Percent’ They became ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and…

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