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Big LIst Update 6/17

June 15, 2017

The BIG LIST.
Update 6/17

Here are the latest add-ons

Best Group Dylan, Assorted Artists, 30th Anniversary Concert, “My Back Pages.” (yt.)

Best Where Did THAT Come From Ringo, Ringo Starr, “Night and Day.” (yt.)

Best Single Bobby Vee Turned Down. Carol King, “Might As Well Rain Until September”. (yt.)

Best Song That Might Not Give The Answer That You Want It To. Fleetwood Mac, “Oh Well.” (yt.)

Proof Why Early Rock n Roll Was So Much Fun. Lillian Briggs, “I Want You To Be My Baby.” (yt.)

Joni Mitchell’s Favorite Tune from the 90s, New Radicals, “You Get What You Give.” (yt.)

Best Doowop That Wasn’t Released In ’58. The Avalons, “What’s Wrong?” (yt.)

Best Choreographed Music, K-Pop, all the South Korean Boy and Girl bands. (yt.)

Best “No”( to Using Their Music for Ads). John Densmore for the Doors. (yt.)

Big List Add Ons – Feb 2017

February 17, 2017

Big List Inductees of Feb 2017

“BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List
http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

Here are 200+ great tunes you probably have not heard – notice they are in all genres, from all over the world, are great songs, and stand out – not fit in.
They deserve as much attention as any pop song. Then too if you don’t like say 50 or so of these, there are still 150 great ones left for even the pickiest listener.

Just added these inductees.

The LOST TAPES (music)

November 13, 2015

THE LOST TAPES

These 27 Lost Tapes, most by me, some by talented friends, are called that because they have never been officially released on the net.

They include a couple full band, early singles from me, some great music from talented musician friends, and some of my keyboard compositions, with some of those in the classical style, some in the jazz style.

For those who missed them, here they are again.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060619072314/http://musea.digitalchainsaw.com/music.html

THE LOST TAPES:

The letter following the title tells you how good the technical recording is – from A – F. A = studio recording. C or lower = home recording.

These four were my first attempts at the combo style of guitar playing or Voice and Guitar style, the style I’m recorded my 150 song set. There are three Elvis standards plus the cartoon TV theme song. All four were later rerecorded for the big music project. See youtube for all 4 by searching “CD Baby + Hunkasaurus + song-title”

1. Treat Me Nice – A. Some rockabilly.

2. That’s All Right Mama – A. More rockabilly

3. Heartbreak Hotel – A.

4 Bugs Bunny Theme – A.
Next come some full band songs from the past:

5. Dallas – A. Tribute to my home. “This town lies in the future!”

6. Stories – A. 2 verse/stories with this moral “Heaven help the man who refuses to change”

These two are both beautiful slow songs by very talented friends from my 12 By 12 recordings:

7. Love Is Forever. – A. Alayna Mosteller sings while the composer, Scott Jacob Loehr plays the piano accompaniment

8. Angel – A. Anthony Baugh sings one of his own songs.
Next come these keyboard pieces. These are what I call ‘bagatelles. They are each a very short keyboard composition usually with a major theme, a minor break, and a repeat of the major theme. All are poor, C-F for technical sound quality.

9. Bullfrog -single melody line for a looooow horn.

10. Circus – circus type music with a kinda calliope sound

11. Fractured Beethoven – my fractured version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy” from his ninth symphony. Purists cover your ears!

12. Leaves – harpsichord music – you are back in the 18th century.

13. Skating – a waltz. You can almost see the gliding of skaters in the carefree music.

14. Sparrow – synthesizer lite

15. Sprite – eerie and ghostly waltz for things that go bump in the night

16. Strings – sounds like a grand orchestra of violins

17. The Happy Flea – a whistling song

18. Subatomic Particles – hear them electrons buzzing?

19. Walk in the Field – I don’t remember a thing about this one. But I think it was melodic.
Here are some home recordings, and they sound it (tech quality C-F) of voice and/or guitar.

20. I’ll Sing For You – slow love song.

21. Spanish Melody – a composition of mine in the classical guitar vein. (Also see studio version online.

22. History of Rock and Roll – beat poetry with ‘crazy’ guitar – you dig!

23. Tommy’s Got A Song in His Guitar – little bit of autobio about songwriting. (Also see studio version online.
Some more synthesizer music. These are loosely jazz improvisations. Again all have low technical quality, C-F.

24 Soul Searching – jazz exploring.

25 The Happy Flea part 2 – happy jazz.

26 Watching Her Walk From Behind – sexy jazz.

27. The Signal – bells ring and exotic rhythms beckon.
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http://www.Hunkasaurus.com / or all major streaming sites.

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Here’s another Crop of Hits for the BIG LIST, first – best music of the entire internet – list.

August 13, 2015

Glad to bring you more for the Big List.

Best Little Bit of Schubert. Waltz in B Major, D. 145 No. 2 Various artists such as Natalie. (yt).

Best Christmas Talk Show Tradition. Darlene Love sings,Christmas (Baby Please Come) on the Letterman Show.

Best Wedding Song: Peter, Paul, and Mary. “The Wedding Song.” (yt).

Best Breakup Song: a tie between, Neon Rainbow’s “Morning Girl,” and Don McLean’s “Castles in the Air.” (yt.)

Best Rickrolling, Rick Astley, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” (yt.)

Best Philosophy Questions in a Song Lyric , Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “What I Am.” (yt.)

Best Song About Graceland, Paul Simon, “Graceland.” (yt.)

Best Musician with Both the best Drum Break and Best Bass Line in a two sided Single, Wilson Pickett. “Land of 1000 Dances / Funky Broadway (bass by Tommy Cogbill). (yt.)

Most Grooviest Song, Simon and Garfunkel, “Feeling Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song.” (yt.)

Best Woman Dates the Guy For His Car Song, Ronnie Milsap, “She Loves My Car.”

Best Get This Party Started Intro, Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin’ (yt.)

Best Modulation in an Amazing Ballad (From Quiet to Full Voice), Whitney Houston, ” I Will Always Love You,” (yt.)

“BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)
http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

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Why Are So Many People Saying Bad Music is Good?

July 5, 2015

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE SAYING BAD MUSIC IS GOOD?

Music has really reached some new lows. Why are so many people saying it’s great when it isn’t? Why are so many people listening to generic formulaic music and claiming it’s innovative and new? Why doesn’t a single person in the music press stand up for good music, and against the bad that everyone else is praising so much?
Has corporate music jumped the shark?

Consider some of these points:
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This from SNL nasty critic character, Jebidiah Atkinson in talking about contemporary music and all the Grammy winners,
” (It’s a)… Spotify playlist of a 12 year old girl.”
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This is being passed around as Things that Will Disappear in our Lifetime e-mail.

MUSIC : … The music industry is dying a slow death not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with — older, established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite For Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper and video commentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
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This from Billboard, Feb 14, 2015 :

This is from an interview of Lucian Grange, Chairman/CEO/Universal Music Group. the #1 person on the, 100 most powerful people in the music business, yearly list.

He is quoted as saying,
‘The industry broke five new artists in 2014, and we broke four of them.” Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, and Sam Smith. ”
UMG owns three of 2014’s top five labels.

Why would the biggest music exec in the world be proud that 1. he only released 4 new artists in a year, and 2. that the industry only released 5 in a year.
That is a massive failure. Where is the rest of the world? I’ve found 200 greats that should break out – see the BIG LIST http://wp.me/p5S9X-36
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MUSIC is 80% 3 Companies: Warners/Universal/Sony (WUS)
For real vitality we need not 3 but thousands of competing record companies. Every time there has been a great variety of record companies, the music has improved, often to a point where there is a golden age of music.
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The FORMULA: electric guitars, bass, drums.

Some of us, including me, think that the music business is stuck in the same electric guitar, bass, and drums formula done better 60 years ago. Some of us think the real creativity is to break free of bands and go a different way from the 60 year old path that everyone else is on.
How can a musician fit a 60 year old formula and call it new?

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Music Down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.

Here’s the dilemma for the music media – either talk about thousands of musicians and their great music, or just cover Beyonce and Swift over and over and find out what they wear, and where they go.
Music now is down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/c/
Where is the media? Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, anyone – anywhere???
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WHERE ARE THE HITS?

Compare the massive amount of hitmakers from 1955-1975 to the last 20 years.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/hit-song-challenge/

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POSTISM, WHERE A LITTLE REBELLION BRINGS VITALITY BACK TO MUSIC.

There is a music revolution going on called Postism music out of Dallas. Some of these musicians are changing music history with some possible world’s firsts; while the dance pop stars that are over hyped seem to be most interested in more publicity.

POSTISM is 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.
(and It’s part of the overall art and media revolution).

https://musea.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/post-bands-music-revolution-quick-summary/

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BIGGEST RADIO CONGLOMERATE ASKS FCC IF THEY CAN DO PAYOLA QUIETLY
(no wonder radio is so bad)

http://fair.org/blog/2015/03/17/clear-channel-tells-fcc-covert-commercials-would-be-user-friendly-and-satisfying/

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Six Country Hits Sound like the Same Song – Proof here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/pop-country-song-mashup_n_6444456.html

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80’s Called, They want their Videos Back
Have you noticed how only a few mainstream musicians can afford the cost of videos?
Time to put the emphasis on the music not the visuals. Leave videos back in the 80’s when they were relevant. That opens music up to everyone, not just a few with deep corporate pockets. And when you stress the quality of music, you get new, vital, better music again, not a rehash of 30 years ago.

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SAYINGS AND POEMS ON ALL OF THIS.

https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/rock-n-roll-poems/

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Some think it should close it’s doors!  Who is left to add in the current group?
Has rock/rap/country/pop jumped the shark?
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signed,

Tom Hendricks
Box Office From my Back


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