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Is music always the same?

'If you listen to Beethoven or to Mozart you see that they're always the same. But if you listen to traffic you see is always different.'

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Is music always the same?

(Traffic Beethoven?)

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DEATH (by) METAL

Since the beginnings Heavy Metal has been ‘cartoonish’ and ‘caricaturesque’; its founders know ir and acknowledge it.

(As a Heavy Metal fans and musicians we are all cartoons!).

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'Some music needs air. Roll down your window.'

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Marcus Roberts and before him Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the list could go on and on. In the story of African American music being blind was a barrier but a second ‘blindness’ also took place: illiteracy. When you don’t know how to write or read SOUNDS are everything; just as you were blind.

It is from this ‘blindness’ that African Americans saw the world and music was invented.

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Jazz: bringing people together through the art of syncopation.

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"Jazz takes place everywhere. To think that jazz is only in one place, that jazz can only be in a basement club, Benny Goodman did his Carnegie Hall concert in 1938," says Marsalis. "This is 2004. So to think that our music has to be always relegated to less than what it is, it occupies a very large space in the landscape of the American mythology." 

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Big Fat Music.

Plus…

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The music world has received many great things from Seattle throughout the years. Here’s to the new generation. #MusicUncovered

Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo.

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'El Ratón', Fania All Stars, Cheo Feliciano ft. Jorge Santana.

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Chuck D On Kiss' Rock Hall Honor: 'They Deserve to Be Inducted'

WHEN A ‘KISS’ SUCKS

"As the world prepares for Kiss to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, another recent Hall of Famer is coming out in support of the band’s induction. His name may surprise you: Chuck D. “Personally,” the Public Enemy co-founder says, “I always felt Kiss deserved to be inducted.”

That feeling doesn’t seem to be mutual. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons said in a recent Radio.com interview that hip-hop acts like Public Enemy don’t belong in the Rock Hall. In Chuck’s words, Simmons “took the old-fashioned, limited position that rock ’n’ roll is for guitars and some other primitive shit like that. I guess his point was that he wants to be judged against the artists he thinks are his peers, like maybe Aerosmith. But yo, dude, one thing that the rocker doesn’t understand is that rock came out of something”—meaning music styles that, like hip-hop, sprang from African-American culture.

True enough, but what does Chuck think about the actual music of Kiss? “It’s like cheap beer,” he says with a laugh. “But that’s okay sometimes. There’s a place for high art and a place for low art. Low art is great in low places. And this is a performance art, at the end of the day. You can write the greatest song in the world, but who cares when you can’t perform it well? If people consider your music a piece of shit but you can perform it well and win people over to it, you deserve an A grade for the performance even if you only get a C grade in music.””

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I wonder if being thrown away from ‘The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum’ couldn’t be ‘rockier’ than being part of it.

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In Utero: Teens react to Nirvana.

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April 5th marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s passing. Hear him talk about his struggle with identity in this lost interview, complete with animation: youtu.be/C1Z2BkZaOQc

'Teenage angst has paid off well

Now I’m bored and old

Self-appointed jugdes judge

More than they have soul’.

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