Posts Tagged ‘new music’

Megaphone!!!!!!!!

Filed under: Music Genres,Updates — Hope on March 27, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

Faith Gilmore- Bold As Lions

If I had a way to blare it from the rooftops I would, if I had a supersonic magic megaphone that would reach the nations I’d use it for this: People are definitely prone to assume I am so enthusiastic merely because the subject matter is my sister, but trust me if she weren’t so freeking amazing as a singer/songwriter I wouldn’t waste my time. Faith Gilmore’s (www.faithgilmore.com) newest album, Bold as Lions, couldn’t be more relevant and more enjoyable. The production quality is top notch and Faith’s voice has been stretched to a whole new level. I am having trouble picking a favorite track, it’s probably a tie between five different songs. Faith has somewhat created a new genre using a language in song that sings to Jerusalem in pop form. This album is a message to the nations on both a personal and global level. I find it to be nothing less than important, catchy, intimate, beautiful, deep and super professional in quality. I am convicted to say that this album encourages our spirits to be lifted and aids us in reaching truth. Do yourself a favor and check it out on itunes now. Faith Gilmore: Bold as Lions

More Videos! Live Performance in September 2010

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 13, 2010 @ 3:49 am

Hello beautiful people!

Now you can see the full concert from my last performance in September at Recoup Lounge. Go here:  Live Performance at Recoup Lounge!! and watch the first of 7 videos (7 songs). Hopefully the others are easily viewable after going to this link. Please subscribe to my videos and leave comments on Youtube and on here if you like. Thanks so much! Keep a lookout for me in the new year, I am writing new music for 4 different shows! Stay warm ;)

love!

Live Performance- Watch it here!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on @ 2:39 am

Hey guys, now you can watch a video of my guys (David Glickstein and Jason Arce) and I performing “Closer” at Recoup Lounge in the lower east side, September of this past year (2010). Closer was written by yours truly along with Cheryl Paswater (guitar), Mick Bouschor (piano) and Josh Brown (drums).

“We were tall in the saddle, Giants Among Men”

Filed under: Music Genres — Hope on May 13, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

A wonderful friend and past writing partner of mine, Jarred McCaulley, recently released his new album "Giants Among Men" on itunes. For those folk artist fans Jarred is definitely right up your alley. I was quite delighted upon listening to his album in full. In a word the album is magical. The song "Clean Your Guns Boys" is obviously the clincher of the record, but in my non-expertise opinion "Letters" really tugs on the heartstrings. It's quite beautiful. That was the one I re-played immediately upon the album's end. The majority of this work is pretty nostalgic as Jarred has managed to place himself in the mindset of the imaginary boy he once was. Like Jarred, "Giants Among Men" is quite witty, smart and romantic. I haven't really heard Jarred perform since college, so it's nice to hear how he has grown and explored new ways to use his voice. In hearing the vocal versatility it allows the listener to follow more closely to the heart of the song because of the added character in each song. Check out Jarred McCaulley on itunes!
Congrats Jarred!

House Music and Kibitzers

Filed under: Music Genres — Hope on June 5, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

Rainy rainy day,
all day nothing but rain,
guess I shouldn’t complain,
tomorrow I’ll see the sun again.

Walking home in the rain, Thai food to-go in hand, I noticed a 40-something year old woman wearing a “House Music Festival” t-shirt. I thought to myself, I know a little about House Music, but not much, what better time than now to really find out? To me, it’s always seemed like one of those forgotten genres of music, usually the artists are only known by people who spend most of their time looking for it or just searching for new music. I am not one of those types, I tend to stumble upon it, or hear about it from others. But I don’t even listen to the radio anymore, so I’m probably a pretty bad example of a music lover. But hey the music that I love I really do love. For those that don’t know House Music is a style of electronic music infused with soul, funk and disco, at least that’s what Webster says about it. (Speaking of Webster’s dictionary, today’s word of the day happens to be kibitzer: one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or comment, which is what I’ll be doing on this here blog. If you don’t like that I apologize in advance.) So back to House Music. It actually originated in Chicago in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s. Then it moved on to New York and Detroit and eventually caught on in Europe. It seems like house music is predominantly played at clubs and as background for runway shows. This one track I just listened to had a beautiful violin underlying it’s reggae beat: “Jazz-Funk Mix” by Billy Davidson. I found a pretty cool rendition of Superfreak, which develops into other popular songs, on youtube.com. Check it out, it’s called “house-music SESSION by JOJO)”, it gets better the further it plays. The downside for those wanting to guard their eyes is that the video is a collage of half naked woman, so there’s your warning. Happy music hunting music lovers.

Yay for a new word: kibitzer!


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