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4/13/2021 6:23:21 PM
wow new song - Mick Jagger & Dave Grohl

3/11/2021 5:54:45 PM
my elaborate plan to push music into the stratosphere

1/30/2021 6:52:46 PM
the best song I've ever done?

12/26/2020 12:59:09 PM
Bookmark this for a rainy day.

11/3/2020 7:07:45 AM
This monumental day is crying out for this old FT song.

10/22/2020 11:41:52 AM
Keith Jarrett confronts a future without the piano

10/13/2020 10:28:21 PM
new songs by Stevie Wonder!!

8/4/2020 10:11:04 PM
words and germs and songwriting

8/1/2020 8:40:41 PM
Is it possible to awaken the numb?

7/23/2020 8:37:08 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/23/2020 5:28:39 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/14/2020 4:54:24 PM
some songs take many years to gestate

7/9/2020 4:39:42 PM
taking on a rather daunting musical project

6/28/2020 2:14:36 AM
It's like it was all pretty much meant to happen

6/27/2020 10:54:34 AM
Bob Dylan and Neil Young top UK album charts.

6/4/2020 10:41:23 AM
John Lennon - a spokesman for our times

6/1/2020 11:55:32 AM
Courtney Love finally confesses to killing Kurt Cobain

5/27/2020 11:22:42 AM
How's your energy level in these times?

4/30/2020 8:52:29 PM
Ever have a song you just couldn't do right?

4/28/2020 10:05:46 PM
Let's see, should I drink Clorox or work on music today?

4/13/2020 1:25:48 PM
using synthesizers to play brass parts

4/3/2020 12:19:24 PM
RIP Bill Withers

3/31/2020 4:21:19 AM
this ought to be a good time to work on music

3/28/2020 6:27:29 PM
when the singer takes over the crowd

3/27/2020 6:26:25 AM
Bob Dylan releases first new song in 8 years

3/12/2020 4:02:50 PM
masterpiece songs

2/25/2020 9:07:45 AM
I came up with a new name for what we do

2/22/2020 2:55:47 PM
soul situations

2/21/2020 8:02:13 AM
inspiration on the fly

1/1/2020 2:03:27 AM
very Happy New Year from the actual Father Time!

12/29/2019 10:05:35 AM
How much of your true personality do you show online?

12/21/2019 1:20:37 PM
one of the absolute best things about indie music

12/10/2019 11:22:07 AM
the importance of lyrics

12/4/2019 3:11:37 AM
How do you work on songs?

11/9/2019 4:33:14 PM
any fans of Kanye West here?

10/17/2019 9:37:12 PM
If you could eat dinner with any 4 people, alive or dead, who would you pick?

10/3/2019 10:30:37 AM
New single by The Who

9/21/2019 1:26:59 PM
songs that fill you with joy

9/12/2019 10:28:42 AM
How much is your music part of your identity?

9/5/2019 11:03:44 AM

9/3/2019 3:05:25 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you've ever written

9/1/2019 7:00:21 AM
artistry vs. the attention span dilemma

8/29/2019 2:34:20 AM
Music is the only thing..

3/23/2019 11:47:25 AM
I am no artist.

3/12/2019 6:57:00 PM
finding the right chord

2/25/2019 2:57:59 PM
Rock and roll is unfair

2/19/2019 9:45:34 AM
my new songs are flowin' like tequila

2/14/2019 8:54:38 AM
Guitar solos don't have to be fast to be really cool

2/9/2019 10:18:40 AM
Most people don't care about music anymore

1/15/2019 2:07:19 PM
RIP Carol Channing

1/1/2019 8:39:13 AM
I love indie music.

10/27/2018 6:48:25 AM
the value of being the new guy

10/17/2018 1:42:47 PM
I actually wrote a new song

10/6/2018 10:02:52 AM
more crap

9/25/2018 5:26:27 PM
just personal stuff

2/21/2018 1:19:18 AM
the key to a happy life

2/12/2018 4:07:53 PM
Are you working on anything musical?

2/10/2018 5:18:18 PM
What do you think of this quote - agree or disagree?

2/9/2018 11:28:38 AM
What happened on Feb 9th?

1/31/2018 1:47:11 PM
somebody asked me a question

1/27/2018 11:05:07 AM
This is our time.

1/23/2018 7:27:15 AM
Neil Diamond has Parkinsons, retires from performing

1/18/2018 5:31:28 PM
the day no one had anything to say

1/17/2018 5:55:12 PM
comic books

1/15/2018 6:23:48 PM
IMPeccable Radio plays 24/7

1/13/2018 2:17:24 PM
Everybody excited about the GK Awards show Sunday night?

1/11/2018 11:47:32 PM
when Led Zep met the King

1/5/2018 5:08:04 PM
What are your musical goals for 2018?

1/3/2018 9:44:48 AM
Spotify sued for billions

1/1/2018 7:12:58 AM
Happy New Year from Father Time himself..

12/19/2017 8:22:01 AM
Name 10 songs you wish you had written

12/15/2017 7:53:23 AM
Music is the cure

12/14/2017 1:30:29 PM
Anybody have any idea what the end of net neutrality will mean to IMP?

12/12/2017 8:08:49 AM
The story behind one of my songs.

12/9/2017 2:35:23 PM
What do you think is the greatest earworm, the catchiest song of all time?

12/8/2017 6:11:04 AM
I added a bunch of newer songs to IMPeccable Radio

12/7/2017 3:22:03 PM
Will killing Net Neutrality hurt indies?

12/6/2017 8:36:14 AM
my music career

12/5/2017 9:43:37 PM
that glossy look in their eyes..

12/4/2017 3:32:09 PM
RIP Ian McLagen

12/4/2017 9:26:07 AM
the GK nominations are kind of lacking lately, c'mon peeps

12/4/2017 7:06:46 AM
Is it ever too late to change?

12/3/2017 2:59:35 PM
Holiday brainwashing

12/3/2017 2:58:09 PM
What was the greatest day of your life?

12/1/2017 4:30:57 PM
Neil Young changed online music forever today

11/29/2017 5:05:16 PM
the sex police state

11/29/2017 4:26:38 AM
an indie I ran into on facebook lets loose with his frustrations, what do you think of his vantage point?

11/28/2017 9:54:57 PM
Neil Young concert streaming on facebook Dec 1st at 8:00

11/21/2017 9:50:42 PM
RIP David Cassidy

11/21/2017 5:49:34 AM

11/17/2017 1:11:48 PM
Thanks a lot, Verity!

11/17/2017 7:06:24 AM
I confess

11/16/2017 1:59:39 PM
some thoughts on your Golden Kayak nominations

11/9/2017 4:27:56 AM
I was a little down tonight so I..

11/9/2017 2:43:07 AM
Not that anybody gives a crap, but..

11/6/2017 12:01:02 PM
my concert is cancelled

11/4/2017 9:16:51 AM
new Neil Young song that is pretty amazing..

11/3/2017 4:13:22 AM
songs about honesty

10/28/2017 11:32:39 AM

10/26/2017 7:16:18 PM
Is it worthwhile doing a full-length record anymore?

10/25/2017 4:03:24 PM
RIP Fats Domino

10/25/2017 2:43:52 AM
Should artists continue to promote their older material?

10/23/2017 10:05:45 PM
new item on the front page

10/22/2017 2:00:10 AM
we made a site fix.

10/20/2017 3:19:34 PM
a big event

10/18/2017 9:37:30 PM
Ageism and Sexism are just as bad as the other isms.

10/17/2017 10:42:04 AM
Is this one of the keys to Francesca's success here?

10/17/2017 9:59:48 AM
How many here listen to IMP on their phones and devices?

10/13/2017 3:32:01 AM
Come one, come all, line up to read my latest blog

10/12/2017 7:31:16 AM
Eminem revolutionizes hiphop at the BET hiphop awards.

10/12/2017 7:15:13 AM
Who is the indie walrus?

10/11/2017 1:13:25 PM
Most folks see me as a rock-and-roller, but..

10/7/2017 3:14:42 PM
video festival

10/6/2017 11:51:34 AM
Stupid facebook.

10/3/2017 3:39:43 AM
300 million

10/2/2017 4:04:07 PM
RIP Tom Petty :(

9/29/2017 3:02:43 AM
The incredible, shocking Facebook code I was amazingly lucky to crack

9/28/2017 4:42:12 PM
I want to change social media.

9/27/2017 8:28:54 PM
A demo for a new love song, does this have any potential do ya think?

9/27/2017 5:52:56 PM
Don't try to tell me I'm old.

9/26/2017 5:59:24 AM
Neil Young's acceptance speech for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame a few days ago

9/25/2017 1:04:33 AM
The MonaLisa Twins raise their game even further with totally new swingin' 3D Single!!

9/18/2017 11:26:52 AM
You got a brand new car but you're still livin' with your mother

9/13/2017 12:45:12 AM
"Maybe the guitar is over." - Eric Clapton

9/12/2017 2:29:01 PM
If you had to pick 3 bands or acts to be the only music you could listen to, who would they be?

9/8/2017 11:07:27 PM
Ever been lovesick?

8/30/2017 5:43:22 PM
Tell us about the new song(s) you're working on.

8/22/2017 12:55:58 AM
There aren't as many protest songs as there used to be.

8/20/2017 2:07:02 PM
RIP Jerry Lewis

8/18/2017 4:32:24 PM
All purpose NFL and college Football thread

8/17/2017 11:35:00 PM
Repairing Willie Nelson's guitar

8/14/2017 12:48:35 PM
My absolute favorite Stevie Wonder song!

8/8/2017 7:18:20 PM
RIP Glen Campbell (who has a page at IMP)

7/22/2017 4:36:06 PM

7/19/2017 8:37:12 PM
Critique my domain site, anybody?

7/18/2017 12:19:08 AM
Identity crisis, anyone?

7/16/2017 11:22:25 AM
Good stories about your songs

7/15/2017 12:32:48 PM
a band called Sweet

7/15/2017 12:15:48 PM
the technological gods know the truth

7/14/2017 1:11:10 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you ever wrote?

7/10/2017 7:06:41 PM
What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of art?

6/30/2017 11:35:16 AM
Everybody has one song that they feel got underappreciated, one that deserved more love, right?

6/28/2017 8:41:50 AM
Who is the best artist in the world from 2000 to 2017?

6/26/2017 10:22:26 AM
the joy of a simple song

6/24/2017 9:55:35 PM
the price you pay

6/15/2017 9:50:25 AM
Yoko pushing and receiving songwriting credit for Imagine is really lame imo.

6/2/2017 4:18:36 PM
Do you consider yourself musically versatile?

5/29/2017 1:24:41 PM
Wonder Woman Schmunder Woman

5/28/2017 4:39:33 PM
here's a cool site for music lovers

5/27/2017 4:39:21 PM
Pipeline Bad Boys

5/24/2017 4:28:54 PM
Does video obscure the music?

5/22/2017 6:08:34 AM
in the jingle jangle mornin'

5/17/2017 11:16:13 AM
Coming clean.

5/16/2017 7:03:19 AM
Would you consider yourself well-adjusted?

5/5/2017 12:12:53 PM
Few ever stand back to see the big picture.

4/29/2017 11:59:18 PM
Even I don't care anymore what's been goin' on with me

4/20/2017 2:02:11 AM
When did headphones kill stereos?

4/18/2017 3:47:48 AM
I can't believe how shamelessly this jackass Harry Styles ripped off Badfinger.

4/16/2017 3:48:53 AM
The greatest love that never was

4/15/2017 2:43:46 PM
Is it sexist to call somebody sweetie?

4/12/2017 4:53:28 PM
I am coming to hate large corporations.

4/11/2017 10:34:31 PM
Corporate Search Engine bullshit is getting me down

4/11/2017 8:01:10 AM
facebook facts - sometimes your illusions can f you up.

4/9/2017 9:38:31 PM
Catch up on the news on the political pipeline

4/9/2017 4:55:39 AM
Music is obsolete

4/6/2017 4:45:41 PM
Don Rickles RIP

4/6/2017 12:26:52 AM
insidious tunes

3/29/2017 8:37:51 AM
Do you consider yourself a rebel?

3/26/2017 3:48:30 PM
Do nothing to dilute the strength of the final vision.

3/23/2017 11:31:53 AM
a crucial note to all songwriters

3/23/2017 1:17:15 AM
Trump is going down and it ain't gonna be pretty.

3/22/2017 3:32:44 AM
Does the "internet law of proximity" suppress the progress of indies in their quest to make something happen?

3/15/2017 6:16:10 PM
If you heard a song as great as your favorite Beatles hit coming from an indie, what would you do?

3/13/2017 4:56:15 PM
How often?

3/6/2017 5:12:33 AM
My new blog is fiction, in the bizarro world. In other words it's realer than your mom.

3/5/2017 2:43:56 PM
new news about Sgt. Pepper ?

3/5/2017 1:34:20 PM
my first new release since like July

3/5/2017 3:19:20 AM
Anybody here see the movie Whiplash?

3/4/2017 2:28:01 AM
Elton says American radio is ageist.

3/3/2017 4:50:33 PM
songs you wrote with interesting lyrics

2/25/2017 3:57:27 PM
I'm a rock star

2/11/2017 10:40:08 AM
Will IMP usher in the next Beatlemania?

2/9/2017 12:34:49 PM
Happy Birthday Carole King

2/8/2017 8:24:24 AM
Sacred songs.

2/8/2017 6:40:14 AM
I'm a man without a country right now.

2/7/2017 6:33:56 PM
February 7th, the day the Beatles arrived in America

2/7/2017 12:47:56 PM
Do you mind it when songs have the F word in them?

2/6/2017 6:42:26 PM
About the precious kind of internet denizen who avoids clicking links like they're germ-infected.

2/6/2017 4:34:16 PM
Is this the worst record of all time?

2/6/2017 5:25:04 AM
I'll take rock over that GaGa pop slop any day of the week.

2/5/2017 7:41:58 AM
Listening to music in your car

2/4/2017 11:41:29 AM
What's the max age for new rock stars?

2/4/2017 1:36:34 AM
a big plug for..

2/3/2017 1:33:20 AM
new blog about free speech

2/2/2017 12:22:23 PM
Respect and disrespect

1/31/2017 1:23:46 PM

1/29/2017 5:34:27 AM
another new, purgin' blog, hop on the crazy train

1/27/2017 11:40:40 PM
What's your relationship with the world of social media?

1/27/2017 7:09:01 AM
Every Dog Has His Day - My Conversation with Bob Dylan

1/27/2017 2:19:24 AM
looking for Celtic sounding songs today?

1/23/2017 7:18:38 PM
an indie song that never fails to make me happy

1/21/2017 9:00:23 AM
The women's rally is live now, watch it, it's unbelievably great.

1/21/2017 6:22:27 AM
This song goes out to all the women marching today

1/20/2017 12:21:39 PM
Isn't it strange remembering the music moments of your life? These all happened in a car.

1/18/2017 1:29:54 AM
Trent Reznor speaks out about today's artists, I like what he said.

1/15/2017 4:20:12 PM
IMPeccable Radio runs 24/7, 365, all indie, all the time, all you folks.

1/15/2017 1:31:34 PM
Turn on, the show is rolling!

1/13/2017 4:38:19 AM
confessions of a man who may have a plan

1/8/2017 9:14:04 PM
Meryl Streep just showed at the Golden Globes why artists need to be political

1/5/2017 2:49:15 PM
Bob Dylan accepted my friend request.

1/1/2017 6:30:31 AM
the sexist world

12/23/2016 4:19:41 PM
I had what seems like an amazing artistic breakthru today

12/23/2016 11:08:03 AM
Bubblegum for a New Era

12/19/2016 2:10:42 PM
It's only a rumor.

12/14/2016 9:30:01 PM
Get your inspiration right here.

12/8/2016 2:17:18 AM
RIP John Lennon

12/4/2016 1:17:07 AM
uh oh, he's back on his horse

11/20/2016 8:46:15 AM
When did you first know that you were cool?

11/19/2016 8:25:01 AM
Beatles break-up letter from John to Paul and Linda sells for big bucks at auction

11/2/2016 6:38:20 PM
See a 3D exhibit of Bob Dylan's paintings

10/29/2016 11:10:22 AM
Take some time and listen to my whole page

10/28/2016 5:34:17 PM
Dylan accepts Nobel Prize and says he will show up to claim it.

10/27/2016 1:19:40 AM
Spotify says genres are out, videos are in, and your tempo run gets a playlist

10/26/2016 12:34:33 PM
Obama and Hillary to release secret government info about UFOs and aliens

10/23/2016 7:22:23 PM
Neil Young and Metallica play Mr. Soul at Bridge Concert

10/13/2016 6:45:01 AM
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

10/7/2016 12:19:13 PM
my alltime favorite bass line in a song

10/6/2016 2:21:47 PM
video clip from first new Stones record in over a decade just released

10/4/2016 11:14:25 AM
Joni Mitchell Tribute Thread

10/3/2016 11:59:04 AM
magical soul music

9/27/2016 9:59:45 AM

9/23/2016 6:48:18 AM
a complex, totally epic song by an underrated band

9/10/2016 1:39:10 PM
Smells Like Teen Spirit was released 25 years ago today.

9/8/2016 6:58:26 PM
Kim Jung[Un bans sarcasm

8/27/2016 12:14:25 PM
Love To Rock Ya

8/22/2016 10:32:36 PM
So was your summer as good as you had hoped?

8/11/2016 5:43:56 AM
I saw Sir Paul in concert last night!

8/8/2016 6:30:52 AM
Does your mind have to be in a certain state to work on music?

8/2/2016 4:25:20 AM
how to use a station in a self-promotional way.

7/31/2016 4:03:58 PM
a new indie paradigm about what constitutes a new song

7/27/2016 5:59:17 AM
Mariah Carey will only enter a restaurant if her own music is playing!

7/23/2016 5:54:18 AM
a brand new song about my sista Eve

7/15/2016 4:38:44 AM
Prayers are not working.

7/13/2016 11:28:09 AM
well I have something really cool to report

7/10/2016 6:02:30 AM
old songs with magical melodies

7/8/2016 8:13:18 AM
I'm having a crappy assed summer

7/7/2016 7:41:06 AM
What's your standard for what you consider original music?

7/5/2016 10:02:56 AM
Do you want everyone to like you?

7/4/2016 4:38:03 AM
Starting over again, that's what artists do.

7/3/2016 6:27:27 AM
I was at that concert..

6/24/2016 4:34:35 PM
I have found the perfect gimmick for my music career.

6/23/2016 5:09:26 PM
I wish this woulda been me.

6/23/2016 5:03:44 PM
Led Zep wins.

6/23/2016 8:35:21 AM
When The Bubble Bursts

6/22/2016 11:13:57 PM
Maybe the 60s have finally come back after all this time.

6/18/2016 4:37:40 AM
intros to songs you like and you're not even sure why

6/15/2016 8:44:48 AM
You Tube hates my guts.

6/15/2016 7:46:15 AM
No Way To Say Goodbye

6/14/2016 9:09:49 PM
Father Time's iPod

6/14/2016 9:37:45 AM
Destroying the 2nd Amendment

6/12/2016 9:38:54 PM
What's your favorite Beach Boys song?

6/9/2016 9:31:49 PM
I got tickets to see McCartney

6/5/2016 9:58:09 AM
Karen Carpenter

6/3/2016 2:19:15 PM
on Muhammed Ali

6/3/2016 8:24:20 AM
Reading this put a big grin on my face

5/30/2016 12:27:46 PM
Do bad encounters on the internet stop you in your tracks?

5/29/2016 6:30:50 PM
Spotify is deeply anti artist.

5/29/2016 8:56:11 AM
I'm changing my signature song

5/26/2016 9:47:08 PM
Good and evil finally clash for real.

5/26/2016 7:26:07 PM
There's no scientific proof for this

5/26/2016 10:35:57 AM
My new musical goal. I want to be on a postage stamp.

5/21/2016 5:15:42 PM
paging Lyin Dan

5/19/2016 11:24:51 AM
I had an absolutely crazy idea this morning

5/19/2016 4:01:01 AM
How much do you believe of what the media says?

5/8/2016 8:51:54 AM
Can a song be important?

5/6/2016 6:35:32 AM
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

4/27/2016 8:34:47 AM
sail me like a wild wind blowin'

4/26/2016 7:22:24 PM
Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

4/24/2016 5:53:18 PM
post a video of a song you think everybody could stand for hearin'

4/23/2016 10:43:41 PM
and the boss says..

4/22/2016 2:43:22 AM
Prince - came in as a censored pariah, leaves as a public icon

4/19/2016 5:47:29 PM
Dare to be creative

4/19/2016 8:41:05 AM
My public image is about to take a huge hit.

4/19/2016 2:37:30 AM
songs where the video makes it harder to enjoy the song

4/18/2016 6:01:43 AM
Is the rock and roll mentality in society fading out?

4/17/2016 12:41:05 PM
this song moves me

4/15/2016 1:27:10 PM
Coachella working on concert including McCartney, Stones, Waters. Dylan and Neil Young

4/15/2016 6:29:45 AM
Name 5 things that are weird about you.

4/15/2016 2:12:16 AM
when your own songs don't sound like you no more

4/15/2016 1:37:54 AM
Flea does bass version of National Anthem

4/9/2016 12:29:39 PM
an update on my music..

4/4/2016 8:51:23 AM
my attempt at recording my own folk standard

4/3/2016 10:59:40 AM
What does Dark Side of the Moon mean to you?

4/2/2016 9:46:13 AM
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore

4/1/2016 3:15:30 PM
sometimes I wonder f the muse itself is more responsible for great music than the actual artist

4/1/2016 3:00:28 PM
just an update to let ya all know what I've been working on

4/1/2016 5:07:21 AM
If you set out to make the greatest record of all time and succeeded, would anybody realize it?

3/31/2016 8:52:42 AM
She is the queen

3/31/2016 2:43:51 AM
Did you ever look at your past residences on Google Earth?

3/29/2016 8:24:31 AM
I knew this before but it became all too clear yesterday

3/27/2016 12:22:27 AM
top "Billboard 200" artists of all time

3/25/2016 8:36:44 AM
BEATLESEX covers an FT song and this one has Elvis the King overtones

3/23/2016 2:41:23 PM
Ever lose a set of lyrics that mattered to ya?

3/23/2016 8:27:11 AM
When Musical Titans Collide :) (Lesley covers an FT song)

3/22/2016 2:22:41 PM
on jazz

3/19/2016 9:05:59 AM
Hurray for me, I recorded some tracks today!

3/19/2016 7:24:50 AM
If you could sit down to a meal with 4 music artists in all history, who would you choose

3/19/2016 7:22:25 AM
Is this the best soul song since 1980

3/18/2016 2:04:22 PM

3/18/2016 1:14:12 PM
chasing the fire

3/18/2016 5:29:27 AM
It Comes When It Comes

3/8/2016 8:40:30 PM
RIP George Martin

3/7/2016 8:48:40 PM
unusual love songs

3/7/2016 2:09:22 PM
What are your side hobbies?

3/2/2016 8:33:29 AM
The day the fab four played a gig to 18 people

3/2/2016 8:28:33 AM
Here's Dylan at his absolute coolest.

3/1/2016 1:43:16 PM
Rust Never Sleeps

2/26/2016 3:53:26 PM
the big 4 are..

2/25/2016 3:43:34 PM
the ultimate showdown between Smart America and Stupid America

2/22/2016 2:36:11 PM
a true story

2/18/2016 2:39:43 AM
IMP late night club

2/12/2016 11:07:27 AM
Did choreographed dance moves kill rock?

2/11/2016 12:10:28 AM
66% of Republicans voting in New Hampshire support not allowing muslims in the country.

2/8/2016 12:46:14 PM
I wish there weren't any Super Bowl halftime shows

2/7/2016 12:06:19 AM
Is this a tour de force performance or what ??!

2/6/2016 3:41:30 AM
the most unbelievable moment I ever experienced at a concert

2/5/2016 1:54:06 PM
Which genre is better music?

1/31/2016 6:09:52 PM
the making of Bohemian Rhapsody

1/31/2016 8:23:35 AM
Amy Winehouse

1/30/2016 7:14:08 PM
Sign this petition to arrest Rick Snyder for poisoning the water in Flint Michigan

1/29/2016 9:00:18 PM
Brian Wilson hears somebody covering one of his songs..

1/27/2016 12:20:07 PM
What is your signature song if you had to pick one?

1/25/2016 1:46:46 PM
details on Brian Wilson's upcoming Pet Sounds tour

1/24/2016 8:02:04 AM
name some small things that make you happy in life

1/23/2016 10:53:53 PM
George Martin pays a visit to Brian Wilson

1/23/2016 8:20:43 AM
David Bowie's top 25 albums, care to share yours?

1/19/2016 10:56:45 AM
What do you think about the Oscars boycott?

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Father Time

3/19/2016 7:22:25 AM

Is this the best soul song since 1980
I believe it is.

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Psyche's Muse

3/19/2016 8:40:30 AM

...yep, Boy George was certainly "ahead of her time"! -M-

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3/19/2016 8:51:31 AM

I prefer my Soul sung by a guy without more make-up and frocks than myself. I like it simmering, sincere and all about lurve :)

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Father Time

3/19/2016 9:04:28 AM

well that is all about love. I have felt that feelings many times when I was in love. when you just can't wait to see her again. When time is all you want and time with her is all you need.

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3/19/2016 9:09:18 AM

I'm going with this, it's more earthly I guess

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Father Time

3/19/2016 9:13:16 AM

not bad! Except when he does that fake hiccup thing. :)

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3/19/2016 9:18:33 AM

Yeah, that's straight out of the Michael Jackson School of Soul Singing

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Richard Scotti

3/19/2016 10:36:07 AM

Anything sung by Mavis Staples is real soul (imo)

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Hop On Pop

3/19/2016 10:59:06 AM

While I hated them both at the time, I have come to terms with both Culture Club and Wham/George Michael as nothing but talented Motown wannabes, with some really great pop-soul tunes. I've come to dig them both. At least in small does.

But as to the best soul song since 1980?
I might change my mind, but this is probably it:

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Hop On Pop

3/19/2016 11:03:36 AM

Listening to it now and, no. I will not change my mind.
This is definitely it.

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3/19/2016 2:03:53 PM

All great artists indeed. But I would vote for this song and this guy as he is truly soulful, gifted and has a voice that mirrors the range of the legendary Phillip Bailey.

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3/19/2016 2:17:01 PM

But then again, there is Mr. Consistent. "Maxwell".

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3/22/2016 8:56:09 AM

You know,
far be it from me to not give props to a guy who can rock the chick look....

that said... I actually like that song, probably more than I'm impressed
by the delivery of it, which isn't bad, I should say it's his voice...
and maybe the arrangement, it's a bit too sugar pops....

like, what my ears pick up out of that song, Time (Clock In My Heart),
it's a deep and really heavy f--ing song, and you just don't get that,
not like you should, from Boy Georgy's version of it.

Like, imagine a slower version, more emphasis on the soul
rather than the pop,

now picture Issac Hayes singing this.
Or Lou Rawls.

Or Sly Stone.

Any cat with a deep soulful voice. Would improve on this, I feel.

I did like Boy Georgy's "In The Church Of The Poisoned Mind"
that was pretty Motown for him. And this ain't bad....

it's just a deeper song than I feel he's gettin' across.

The right version of this particular song would warm hearts, melt brains
and change minds.

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3/22/2016 10:53:20 AM

I agree with that assessment ALJ. I never really considered Boy George a soul singer. He is a pop singer and there are not a lot of soulful inflections or runs in his singing style. However, I am aware that the definition of Soul music has been changed by a certain segment of the American population. I even hear people saying that country and rock artists are soulful. That terminology use to be reserved for people like Al Green, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and all the Black Soul groups present and past. There were many other artists who had extremely emotional content in their vocals. Soul music is not Pop. It doesn't even resemble pop. The true soul singers are like the examples I left in previous posts here. The emotional level of their music is highly evident right from the beginning. Soul music is music that was derived from the hardship of slavery. It is an offshoot of Black gospel. It is the kind of music that moves you to tears or causes you to openly rejoice.

The slaves used gospel singing as a way of communicating without the overseer/master being able to understand. They sang songs like "Steal Away" which was a call to run towards freedom. They took the European songs they were forced to sing (all African music and speech was banned by slave owners) and began to bend the notes into a more African projection. Listen to Amazing Grace in a White church and then listen to it in a Black church. Same song but very different projections due to the bending of the notes and the emotional exertions. Some of the key elements of Soul vocalists are guttural effects, lyric improvisation, vocal rhythmization, blue notes, falsetto and metaphors/codes. These are all examples of the Black heterogeneous sound ideal. The melodic and harmonic features are pentatonic and Blue scales, micro tones in ambiguous modes, glissando's, shrieks and slides between notes. The difference is the bending of the notes and the addition of deep emotional content. It is the bending of the notes that caused gospel music to be Africanized into Black gospel and later into Soul music. After the end of slavery the great migration to the North and West by the slaves began. They (former slaves) settled in big cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. It was in those cities that the transition of Black Gospel to Soul began. Even today, all of the top Soul singers come from the Black church. It is the nurturing place for Soul music and artists. It is where the emotional spirit of the genre is founded. Today's soul singers are relegated to audiences in the hood. Most mainstream fans have no idea that they even exist. They have smaller concerts at smaller venues. Where it use to be a genre that was celebrated by all of America, It is now mainly celebrated, promoted and delivered to Black audiences by small Black recording companies and artists. Most of the rest of the nation have no idea of who Raheem Devaughn, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq, Anthony Hamilton, Joss Stone (Blue Eyed Soul), Leela James, Rahsaan Patterson and so many others are. A true soul singer can be detected by the vocal inflections (runs) they make and the emotional content they display. Robin Thick and Justin Timberlake have proven themselves to be true soul singers because you can feel the soul and they have all the correct vocal styling's that true soul singers have. Those guys can go back and forth from Soul to Pop very easily. If you don't see them singing you will definitely think they are Black. Ironically, they both are intimately involved in Black culture and churches. Much in the same way that Tina Marie was during the 70's/80's. They are true soul singers. Boy George doesn't have the power or emotional punch needed to be considered a soul singer. But, he is really a great Pop singer and I have always been a huge fan of his work. Like a lot of artists, he has had such a troubled past. I hope the bad stuff is all behind him now.

ALJ, I am sure that you are aware of the fact that the Beatles were huge fans of Soul music. They came to United States with great anticipation of meeting the Soul artists of America. They even gave one (Billy Preston) a job. The United States has basically abandoned Black music. The advent of Hip-Hop and Rap caused such a negative perception among White Americans that the entire repertoire of Black music has been forced to the underground distribution channels that everyone knows about but few talk about. Soul music appears to be dead to everyone in the nation except the Black population. It is like a secret music that we pass around to each other now. Mainstream radio has abandoned it. Yet it still thrives among the people who crave "Real" soul music and not the Pop wanna be soul music. It's like we are back in the cotton fields singing in code again. When I hear someone say that an artist is soulful, I cringe if that artist does not sing soul music. I cringe because I realize that the definition of soulful music has changed over the years. Now, Black America must find a new terminology for singing with soul. Of course this is just my opinion and some will disagree. But the truth is in the singing. I know soul music immediately when I hear it. I know a true soul singer from the moment he begins singing, wailing and bending the notes.

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3/22/2016 11:40:24 AM

Eloquent and Historically In Depth.

We all can learn a thing or two from you Stone.

well I think what you had there was four white boys
from Liverpool who wanted to be four black singers from America.

And to varying degrees at different times, they didn't do too badly, I think.
They did their version of it anyway.
Smokey Robinson seemed damn glad that they covered his song,
"You've Really Got A Hold On Me"....

Their first album (released in Britain before they 'hit it' here)
"Please Please Me" featured John Lennon singing Arthur Alexander's
"Anna"... I think that wasn't at all bad, a qualifier
for Lenny Kravitz's assessment of Lennon "Hellaciously Soulful"....

I agree with your assessment of Soul Music today,
certainly as far as mainstream goes,
like, where IS the Aretha Franklins and Otis Reddings of today?
I guess they're out there, but it's not mainstream as it used to be.

I think there was actually far more of a melting pot effect
to mainstream music, in the years when you and I grew up,
(even aware you got a couple years on me)
that's my impression of it anyway... I was born in 1959,
tail end of the First Wave of Rock N Roll,
growing up in the heat of the Second Wave.

At that time, it was all Great Music,
maybe the grownups still categorized it to death,
this one's white, this one's black...

but to me, it was all just the great songs and record of that time,
that time I remember so well and still have alive in my heart....

It seems to me that today,
it's gotten very separatized, (is that a word? Oh well, you know what I mean
anyway I hope) ....

Hip Hop still seems to be selling. Soul maybe not so much,
which is sad. I did a Hip Hop record myself recently,
or my version of it anyway, I appreciate you adding it to your Station by the way.
Thanks for that, very much.

You oughta do some Soul like it oughta be. I'd love to hear it.
You are crazy talented, in my humble opinion. I think the same of me, sure enough.
It's up to folks like us, the Big Dogs of Tomorrow and We're Already Here Now....

To Make That Stuff So Good, it breaks down all the walls and barriers again.

I think that's the singlemost biggest challenge facing,
basically everybody on Planet Earth now.

All this 'us versus them' shit....

It truly threatens to destroy all human life on the planet.
Then we got the 'us versus the environment'
to worry about, so, like, if we don't kill each other off,
damn sure Mother Nature may pull the plug any damned way.

Another key element, to Soul,
which to my ears was changed forever when Aretha Franklin came along,
(or maybe that was just my first time hearing it...)
was that she reinvented the art of freestyling it...

Far too often, in some so called 'soul records'
in more recent times....

Well in many cases I've found it to be 'overly gymnastic'
past any content of emotion. And if it ain't got that, go home, you bore me.

Basically, it all comes down to this:

We Need To Get Back To The Real. That's Everybody.

To where it almost got to, then it all got split apart,
by people in big high up offices holding gold sledgehammers.
Always keeping the people divided. And making plenty of money doing so.

When you get it right, you, me, anybody,
then it transcends, any faction,

becoming it's own Real Thing, Identifiable To Any and Everyone.

And THAT is what scares the pigf***s in the offices on the 246th floor....

They are there, by keeping us divided, if we manage not to be,
those little piggies go weee weee weee weee all the way home.

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Father Time

3/22/2016 1:36:15 PM

I've been getting into arguments in various places on the web about whether or not Time is a soul song. I'll spare you all the rancor about it but I feel it's 100% soul. I mean you have the Philadelphia string sound and everything. I also feel the song is perfect as it is. We'll have to agree to disagree on that cause I know I'm right. :D

but yes the real soul songs for me came in the early 70s. Al Green, the Stylistics, Marvin, Aretha. Not much like that comes around these days.

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3/22/2016 2:32:35 PM

Yes, I agree that the Beatles successful made the transition from their rootage to the soul music. The respect they gave to the genre made them a welcome addition. One of the great things about the Beatles was their ability to transform their sound with the changing of the times. It was an amazing thing to witness and I don;t think any other band was ever able to do that.

I briefly taught American music history at the JC level when I graduated. However, my ailments made it too cumbersome to continue. Now I only do one one vocal coaching. But I always include and healthy dose of historical significance for the songs my students sing. I believe that knowing the where, when and why of a song helps singers to better assume the roll of its character. But I have always been fascinated with American music history all the way from the chain gangs working on the railroad to traveling minstrels. It is a rich history full of many great leaps and bounds by artists from all backgrounds. My favorite era was the Beebop era. That was truly stimulating music that allowed musicians the freedom to express themselves in a deeper way.

Yes, there is a definite separation involved. Much in the same way the nation is separated by race. Hip-hop is a youth driven genre that has many crossover elements. It is still considered cool. It is the Black baby boomers that keep soul in the picture. Although it is way in the background it is still there. I have seen lots of promising young soul artists coming up. I am even teaching a few that I think will make a mark. I agree that it is up to us to show them the way. That is why I do what I do very cheaply. Music studies are almost completely fazed out in K1-12 schools due to budget restraints. So, it falls on us veterans to share what we know and point them in the right direct. I love seeing that light come on in their eyes when they really get what you are teaching them.

My nephew is a phenom. He opened for Smokey Robinson when he 7 years old back in 2009. Now he is touring the Bay area as a solo artist. I mentor him a lot. Trying to keep him from getting the "Big Head". He's good looking and all the little girls scream when he comes on. It is a fun thing to see though.

In regards to the overly gymnastic vocals. The key is song choice. A song that requires a good vocal work out but has a deep meaning that the singer can actually identify with, will come off as sincere and real. A silly song with no depth being sung like it is a great work of art will come off just as silly as the words of the song. I teach my student to assume the role of the song. If they can't assume that role, don't sing that song. I also teach them about the music business. I want them to be prepared if and/or when the pigf**s on the 246th floor come calling.

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3/22/2016 3:20:51 PM

Father Time,

Yes, the music tracks have many Soul elements (many pop songs do) but the vocals are more pop than soul. He just doesn't have enough of the elements of soul in him to sing that way. He is a great Pop singer though. I love his work. How could you possibly say that song was better than Marvin Gayes "What's Going On", Al Green's "Love And Happiness", Smokey Robinson's "Tracks Of My Tears", James Brown's, "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud", Jr. Walkers "Shot Gun" and on and on and on. These were the songs that became American Standards in regards to Soul music. I could create a whole list of Soul Songs that are better than this song from a Soul song perspective. As a Pop song? Yeah, this one ranks very high and I wouldn't argue that point.

Just to be fair, I looked up the charting history of the song and at no time was it ever on the Soul charts. But it was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and the Pop charts. Which only confirms what I remember about the song. It was not played on the local R&B stations here. It was played on the Top 40 stations. I don't dispute that it is a great song. I just dispute that it is the greatest Soul song. Boy George is not a Soul artist. In my opinion, his voice does not qualify for that. Oh, and there are plenty of great Soul songs out there. You just don't hear them because they are only being played to a select audience. We call it the "Underground". You may not believe this but the music industry corporations control what gets heard on the mainstream circuits. It is all about money and they could care less about the art or the genre. If one thing becomes successful, everything after that sounds like it. I read the music industry trade magazines and the one common theme is we are looking for songs that sound like ****. That usually is the flavor of the month.

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Father Time

3/22/2016 3:27:34 PM

Well you can't base it on what makes the charts. Bennie and the Jets and Susudio made the R&B charts. Also I was saying since 1980, most of those songs you mentioned came prior. Al Green alone had 6 or so soul songs better than Time. Anyway in my opinion Boy George had a number of soul songs, like this one too.

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3/22/2016 4:53:46 PM

Yeah, that is a nice R&B song. Unfortunately, I never heard it before now. But it is soulful. Sorry, I forgot about the date parameters during my fervor to make my point. Even still, out of all the Soul songs recorded since 1980? Time is probably not even in the top 50 for me. But that is the thing about choosing the best in anything. It is all about opinion and personal likes. I hate the charting system because it forces someone to choose where a song goes and how high up it is. Once again opinion comes into play but for the most part I think they are kind of accurate. However, other than our own opinion, it is one way that songs are categorized. I think Bennie and The Jets and Susudio were better songs than Time but neither of them would qualify as best R&B song since 1980. There have been a myriad of songs like them that crossed over and the same goes vice verse. But that's just my opinion. Doesn't mean I am right. Just means I am right to me. When it comes to Soul and R&B I want to hear the raw emotion of struggle, pain or immense joy in the vocals. I want to hear Soul runs. Not something I can explain but I know it when I hear it because that is the first music I listened to and performed. Mr. George has a very special tone and he does a descent job on R&B slanted music. But he is no Maxwell, D'angelo or Eric Be'net. Those guys have triple the range and way more soulful qualities in their voices. Each one of them has at one time or another given me chills when I listened to them. Never got that from Mr. George. Did you listen all the way to the end on the Eric song I posted? Man, that is pure raw emotion pouring out like sweat in the cotton fields. Doesn't mean they are better singers. It just means they are better Soul singers in my opinion. So yeah, let us agree to disagree on this one. I can see how this could become an argument for those who are Soul music purists. Just as there are a lot of people that say Michael Jackson was not a Pop artist and that Elvis was not the King of Rock & Roll. It all comes down to personal preference and opinion. I respect yours even though I disagree. We all like what we like and there is no need for us to explain why.

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3/22/2016 5:19:46 PM

Stoneman, you said " The United States has basically abandoned Black music."

Truth! Here is a very interesting interview you may dig.

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Father Time

3/22/2016 5:21:10 PM ---- Updated 3/22/2016 5:21:50 PM

I agree with that, Stoneman! I always hated Susudio myself. but am a huge fan of soul music, even came up with a list of my 50 favorite soul songs of all time awhile back.

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3/22/2016 5:47:30 PM

Now there's a thread waiting to happen. 50 favorite soul songs of all time. Talk about causing some arguments! :)

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Father Time

3/22/2016 5:49:42 PM

I'm already in enough arguments though. :)

For starters my top 50 has no James Brown in it.

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3/22/2016 6:32:36 PM

Hahahahahah yep, there's an argument waiting to happen! You do know that James Brown use to be called the King Of Soul right? hehehe, I'm guessing that you missed that coronation. :)

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3/22/2016 7:36:22 PM

I saw James Brown live. His whole catalogue could be the top 50.

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3/22/2016 10:36:11 PM

I agree Larree! Hit after hit after hit. On top of that, he is also considered to be the Godfather of Funk. There would be no funk if not for James. 44 Gold Records; Grammy Awards, 1965, 1986; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, charter member, 1986; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 1992; Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 1993. The man had hit record written all over him.

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3/23/2016 12:54:48 AM

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Father Time

3/23/2016 2:21:15 AM

I was just never a big fan of his. I like soul songs for slow dancing. :)

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3/24/2016 10:50:44 AM

Here's a little ditty that James did for the slow dancers. This song has been redone by countless artists and is a favorite for auditions because it allows the vocalist to deeply express themselves soulfully. But no one ever did it the way James did. I saw him sing this song in L.A. way back in the day and I am telling you, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when finished.

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Father Time

3/24/2016 1:50:55 PM

Jilly did a spoof of that one.


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