I've been trying to "review" albums a little more frequently; there is just so much good music out there and I want to get as much on TWD as possible. Adding to the little recent burst of posts is an absolutely stellar album Ripely Pine by Aly Spaltro, better known as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. Seriously, this is not one to miss.
The word virtuoso is defined as, "a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry." or "... an individual who possesses outstanding technical ability at singing or playing a musical instrument."
When I decided that I was going to be a serious (classical) musician, I regarded this word with esteem and respect. I saw the aspiration for virtuosity as a means of achieving self-actualization, and decided to dedicate my life towards this realization. However, like so many things, after six years of conservatory training the shine wore off this word and I fear that I have lost my reverence for the beautiful. After all, art is the habit of the artist. Nevertheless, it is my intent to use this platform to (re)discover, admire, and share music/musicians of the highest caliber, in any and all genres, strictly for the purpose of listening to Music worth listening to.
Read on for my full thoughts on the command performance. You dig?
A little while ago, I saw the film Gimme The Loot, the debut feature from director Adam Leon. It’s an impressive first work. You may recognize the title as a Notorious B.I.G. song, which was a conscious choice by Adam. This got me thinking about what other hip-hop songs could be good movie titles. Here are ten other songs with films I made up that I would go see.
It's no secret we are big fans of Hey Anna here at Those Who Dig. Simply put, they are great. If you haven't heard them yet, get acquainted via their awesome new EP Pompette. Also, you can go see them live tonight at Rockwood Music Hall.