Thursday, 29 August 2013

In Bob We Trust

Seems  like  I trust  people  with  name  BOB

In Bob We Trust - Exclusive

Former student  Lora Mae Adrao worked on this fantastic  documentary. I'll be  plugging it  here   because it is a great work and  deserves  your attention. Check the trailer.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New Self Portrait....Bob Dylan returns with a new Bootleg

The Bootleg series  is  back. New (old)  Dylan out this week. Some  tracks will  sneak  out  on the  airwaves. Be ready!

Although Bob Dylan’s 10th studio album, Self Portrait, was panned by critics and fans upon its release in 1970, the hodgepodge of songs that Dylan put together for the double album did well on the charts (reaching No. 1 on the U.K. album charts and No. 4 in the U.S.), even if its primary purpose was to turn Dylan fans off, as the legendary singer-songwriter has admitted. Dylan has also said that he painted the original album’s cover art in mere minutes (it looks like he put in a little more time for this new release’s cover art) and hoped that the album, in addition to him eschewing the Woodstock Festival for England’s Isle of Wight (Aug. 31, 1969) music festival — during which he performed with the Band — would keep him out of the spotlight. However, one of the reasons why the album sold so well was because Dylan’s die-hard legion of fans were aching for a new album following Dylan’s 1966 motorcycle crash; the spooky, yet short, John Wesley Harding album that followed, and 1969’s country-flavoured Nashville Skyline

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013


There was  no finer singer  in the seventies than  Linda. Sad news in is that she can't sing again. She  has  Parkinson's Disease. She  put out some great recordings in her time. I will always remember the  concert I attended in 1979 at the MCG. Roller skates were  in. We are going to play a few of  her songs over the  next week or two.I'm sure  you will like what you hear.

Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good

Monday, 26 August 2013


Rivers flow downhill with their power derived from gravity. The direction can involve all directions of the compass and can be a complex meandering path

The  use  of  the  river as a literary device is  popular among  writers.

This week our collection of  music studies the path of  a river through the  eyes of the musician.  Let us know what  your favourite river is at:

Monday, 19 August 2013

Reggae Week

Walk to class to the  fabulous  sounds  of the West Indies region.

Reggae is played in 4/4 time because the symmetrical rhythmic pattern does not lend itself to other time signatures such as 3/4 time. One of the most easily recognizable elements is offbeat rhythms; staccato chords played by a guitar or piano (or both) on the offbeats of the measure, often referred to as the skank.
This rhythmic pattern accents the second and fourth beats in each bar and combines with the drum's emphasis on beat three to create a unique sense of phrasing. The reggae offbeat can be counted so that it falls between each count as an "and" (example: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and etc.) or counted as a half-time feel at twice the tempo so it falls on beats 2 and 4. This is in contrast to the way most other popular genres focus on beat one, the "downbeat".[

Our featured  artist will  be  Garland Jeffreys who  fuses  reggae with  soul and  blues. Enjoy