Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Download Festival 2013

The Download Festival is a three days annual rock music festival held that takes place at Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, United Kingdom on 14 June 2013 -  16 June. 

14 June 2013 -  16 June 2013

Lamb Of God - Redneck (Live at Download Festival 2012)

           Trivium - Throes of Perdition (Live Download Festival 2012)

''Download festival 2013 lineup"

Friday June 14

Main Stage

Bullet For My Valentine
Asking Alexandria

Zippo Encore Stage

Gogol Bordello
3 Doors Down
Uriah Heep
Dir En Grey

Pepsi Max Stage

Motionless in White
In This Moment
Hang the Bastard
Emperor Chung
States of Panic

Red Bull Studios Stage

The Algorithm
The First

Saturday June 15

Main Stage

Iron Maiden
Queens Of The Stone Age
Alice In Chains
Young Guns

Zippo Encore Stage

Enter Shikari
Jimmy Eat World

Escape the Fate
Hardcore Superstar
Heaven's Basement
I Divide

Pepsi Max Stage

The Hives
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
Bury Tomorrow
Walking Papers
The Sword
Heart of a Coward
earthtone 9
Hill Valley High

Red Bull Studios Stage

After the Burial
Last Witness
Rat Attack
Silent Screams
Blacklist Royals
Astroid Boys

Sunday June 16

Main Stage

Thirty Seconds To Mars
Coal Chamber
The Gaslight Anthem
Stone Sour
Parkway Drive
Five Finger Death Punch
Cancer Bats

Zippo Encore Stage

Limp Bizkit
A Day to Remember
Amon Amarth
The Ghost Inside
Blitz Kids

Pepsi Max Stage

Red Fang
Vision of Disorder
Bleed from Within
Brutality Will Prevail

Red Bull Studios Stage

Sonic Boom Six
Glamour of the Kill
Buffalo Summer
Black Dogs
Naked Flame

For further ticket detail, please click in the link below

Monday, 25 February 2013

Ellie Goulding - Your Song

Ellie Goulding - Your Song

Ellie Goulding is an English singer- songwriter, your song originally singed by Elton John.

The first time I heard this song is on the TV  from John Lewis commercial adverts during the Christmas time period in 2010. Her voice is so catching because it's so pure and innocent, then I started to searched on the YouTube. Which I found that  "Your Song" is sung by a famous singer Elton John, he sang  "Your Song" first in 1970, this is one of his favorites song and he plays it at most of his concerts and in concert for Diana. This song has been covered by number of artists. Ellie Goulding's version is my Favorited which reached No.2 on the UK Singles Chart in Late 2010. 

Elton John - Your Song (Concert For Diana)

The lyrics express the romantic thoughts of an innocent. Hope you enjoy this lovely song !!

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world
I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on
So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Anyband-Talk Play Love+ Promise U

Anyband is promotional band formed by Samsung 's Anycall, which promoted their product "AnyBand"new cell phones. This musical group is released by South Korean in 2007, this band consists of Boa, Xiah Junsu (JYJ), Tablo (Epik High) and jazz pianist Jin Bora. This is the fourth Anycall music drama from Samsung, a series of music videos and commercials that promotes their cellphones with popular stars. The motto for this campaign is "Talk Play Love". While most people believe that technology will isolates people, Samsung opted to promote the concept that technology unites people.

This commercial was shot in Brazil, It's including Talk, Play, Love and Promise U two songs .The main theme is: This is the silent world, the law is for "No Talk, No Play, No Love", and the citizens are strictly controlled and monitored by their government. However, four individuals form a secret alliance to challenge the government's power. They keep in contact with each other through use of their Anycall cellphones, and "Talk, Play, Love" is their motto. They use music to encourage people to resist the dictator, and to fight for their own freedom. Music to save the world!

I will put no subtitle and english subtitle two different version on this post. 

1.Anyband- Talk Play Love+ Promise U (Full Version, No subtitle)

2.Anyband- Talk Play Love+ Promise U (English Subtitle)

This English subtitle version is only I can found, the video is not very clear, sorry for this.

3. This is the advertising of Anycall, only have one minute.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Drummer of Dream Theater: Portnoy or Mangini?

Ever since Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater and Mike Mangini joined Dream Theater through a widely publicized audition, there has been an ongoing debate about who is the best drummer for Dream Theater.

Do we need to continue this discussion? I mean really, these two Mike(s) are a part of world renowned drummers whom which have their own style of playing and history. Both had their fair share of progressive, rock, and metal drumming which includes broken beats, odd counts and all that falls in between. But these two have their differences also.

Mike Portnoy is mostly self-taught while Mike Mangini learned it from school. Portnoy is a very powerful player while Mangini is very technical and precise. Both have played in a metal band, jazz band and pure progressive band. Both are session players whom have played with various virtuosos.

Coming to that, nowadays fans are still going about who is the best while in my opinion both should have their own place in Dream Theater history. Portnoy chose to leave and the band chose to continue without him and picked Mangini. Mike Portnoy have founded and put foundations to Dream Theater music and Mike Mangini have come to continue Portnoy’s legacy with his own mark.

Sure you wanna straightaway compare their drumming with the latest album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which is not fair. Why? Because Mangini have yet to put his own mark and signature to it. Petrucci composed all the drums for the album and Mangini only played it with his style. You wanna compare Mangini playing back catalogue? Not fair also because its Portnoy’s and Mangini constantly said that he is going to respect that.

If this debate going to continue, I would hope that people would wait for Dream Theater’s newest album where Mike Mangini wrote all the drums. For sure I won’t compare them because I like them both and I’m a Dream Theater fan whoever their drummer is.

Mike Mangini Under A Glass Moon

Mike Mangini Outcry 

Mike Mangini Drum Solo 

Mike Portnoy Under A Glass Moon

Mike Portnoy Honor Thy Father 

Mike Portnoy Drum Solo 

Mike Portnoy – Mike Mangini Drum Battle

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Country Rhythms

Brad Paisley ft. Alison Krauss- Whiskey Lullaby

This song by Brad Paisley,who has had great following in modern country music due to his unique voice,choice of lyrics and his great style of playing the guitar was released in 2004 at a time when people had still not gotten over the disaster of the 9/11 attacks and a period of  love heartbreaks . This song depicts a soldier coming back home from war only to find out that his wife has been cheating on him whiles he was away with another bloke.
 I guess this is a lesson we can all learn from.

Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back In Anger

Don't look back in anger is a song by English rock band Oasis, released in 1996 from second album (What's the story) Morning glory. The song was written by guitarist and main song writer, Noel Gallagher. It is one of the band's signature songs, and he was played every single live show after the dissolution of the Oasis band

There are two Noel Gallagher High Flying Bird concerts in the next month that will take place at Wembley Arena, and Royal albert Hall, London. For more ticket information, please check in the link below.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Coldplay vs Satriani

Some few months ago, my friends and I watched Coldplay live tour in a movie theater in our town (yeah so this concert is recorded and broadcasted live throughout the world only for one day and only in theaters).

After the concert, I had a chat with my boyfriend about it and this thing came out where he didn’t watch it with his friends because he has no interest in Coldplay anymore.

Turns out that he’s still feel somewhat offended about the copyright infringement case between Coldplay and his favorite guitarist, Joe Satriani, where he sued Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” to be copying his work “If I Could Fly” which was made and released in 2004.

At that time I wasn’t very curious and ignoring my boyfriend’s comments and feelings about Coldplay, but then I got curious.

Many people said that:
1. Viva La Vida have the exact same tempo and groove with If I Could Fly
2. Viva La Vida also have the same chord changes with If I Could Fly, the difference is only at the beginning.

Tried to find the difference and also googled it. For a really ill-informed discussion of this case, you can check out the comments on the Satriani YouTube post. For a more music-theory based discussion of their similarity, check out this excellent YouTube video from a guitar instructor in Canada.

Joe Satriani – If I Could Fly

Coldplay - Viva La Vida

What do you think?

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mr.Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

Mr.Crowley is a 1980 heavy hard rock song performed by Ozzy Osbourne released on the album Blizzard of Ozz. The song was inspired by books about Edward Alexander Crowley which Ozzy Osbourne had read, and deck of tarot cards that he found in the studio. Aleister Crowley was an English Occultist and mountaineer who had links to many cults, setting up the Thelemite religion.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bruno Mars- It Will Rain


It will rain from the film The Twilight Saga- Breaking dawn Part.1(2011). Bruno Mars described song as"think of the darker side of love." The torment of heartbreak in the lyric, Bruno through the different emotions to show the love. When I heard this song, I was attracted by his voice and music.  Actually, I prefer the live version compared to the music video. Because, I can directly feel the real emotions of his music. So, close your eyes, listen to the song with your heart.

It Will Rain 'Live'- The X Factor US 2


This is the live from The X Factor.

The Masonic Music Industry & the Occult in Hip hop music

Documentary on Masonic and Occultic activities in Music by Anton Lawrence Part 1

The hip hop music industry has been dominated with music artistes who are engaging in occultic and satanic activities in exchange for fame,wealth and power. They portray and use satanic symbols,pictures and activities in their music to deceive and convince their target audiences into following them and believing in what they stand for. Most of their music lyrics depicts scenes and language of violence,sex,murder,profane language and other indecent behaviour which i think is not a good thing for the youth to follow and endorse. I believe we really need to be careful of what we listen to because music really has a strong influence on our behaviour,character and mood whether we like it or not.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Gospel Music Festival

      Hillsong United- Solution track
This gospel song festival by this music group was an outreach program for them to spread the message of Christianity to people across the countries that they visited which is depicted on the screens in their live performance and, they have touched people's lives positively through their song ministration. The purpose of music i know is to make positive impacts in the society and this gospel group has done so in places where they perform by spreading the gospel of salvation and encouraging people to change their lives for the best by trusting in God.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Tommorowland's line up has been released!

If you wondering the line up for Tommorowland 2013, yes it has been released! One by one names of top DJs from around the world added to the line up, such as Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Alesso, Knife Party and many more. You can check the update about the timeline from tomorrowland official website.

Tommorowland is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. For you who love electronic dance music, this festival is shouldn’t be missed. Take place in Boom, Belgium with visitors up to 180.000 people every year from around the world. The interesting part about tommorowland 2013 is that your ID bracelet (ones that’s given every year as entry pass to tommorowland) will be sent to your address with special treasure case, so you don’t need to get in line to enter tommorowland.

The tickets for Tommorowland 2013 are not on sale yet. You should do the pre-register first before you can buy the tickets. The tickets itself will be on sale on February 14th, 2013. Let’s hope the tickets aren’t going to sold out very fast so we will have a chance to experience this massive dance festival *finger crossed*

Without Frontiers Easter Weekend Festival Pass

            Without Frontiers Easter Weekend Festival Pass  

 This festival of international performing arts takes place over Easter weekend, featuring four spectacular and breathtaking major music and dance shows from Colombia, India ,Europe and USA with a unique recreation of the Cotton Club of Harlem in the 1930's on Saturday evening .Take advantage of this festival pass plus b&b offer of just  £ 199  for 4 night Easter break in Pembrokeshire.
   Music Without Frontiers Festival pass provide access to all four of this spectacular Easter weekend event : 
  • Friday 29th March  ( Good Friday ) : Palenke salsa ,Lrish storyteller Niall Deburca and Weish harmony trio the Aberport Triawd 
  • Saturday 30th March : Swinging at the Cotton Club featuring The Jiving Lindy Hoppers & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra
  • Sunday 31st March (Easter Sunday): Candlelit Concert by the Chamber Philharmonic Europe
  • Monday 1st April (Easter Monday): Circle of Sound, Soumik Datta with Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger .

Owl City

Owl City is an American electronica musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young in 2007. Adam created this band while experimenting with music in his parents's basement. Adam Young is the only member of the band. He served as the band's lead vocals, programming, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion and vibraphone.

Owl City's music is described as indietronica and synthpop and is often described as belonging under the "electronic music" label. Adam has stated that he is inspired by disco and European electronic music. Owl city's music used simple electronic instrumental and with Adam amazing voice that make people feel like entering the fairy tale world.

1. Fireflies

"Fireflies" is the debut single from Owl City's album Ocean Eyes. Adam Young described the song as "a little song about bugs and not being able to fall asleep at night." The song's lyrics about insomnia, fireflies and summer. As of December 23, 2012, the video has received 83,171,294 views on YouTube.

2.Vanilla Twilight


This song have beautiful music and lyrics. You will through the music video and Adam's voice to feel vanilla twilight. The video uses the album version of the song and features a cameo appearance by Shaquille O'Neal 

3. Good Time

"Good Time" is Owl City collaborating with Canadian artist Carly Rae Jepsen that released on June 2012. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, with critics describing it as a "Summer Anthem".

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Negative Review on Rebecca Black- Friday video

Friday - Rebecca Black - Official Music Video

This video is famous on the YouTube, after a comedian Michael. J. Nelson called it " the worst video ever made" the hit surged in very short time. This video had many negative reception and review, because of the bad songwriting and Rebecca bad singing performance.

This video was removed from YouTube on June 16 2011, it had more that 167 million views, and had over 3.1 million "dislikes" (87% of total ratings) from users. However, it was uploaded again in September 16, 2011.
In the video the lyrics is about the typical Friday for Rebecca Black, which I feel is really meaningless and poorly written, the singing performance was not really good. 

Since the growth in popularity of this video, there have been numerous parody and remix video on the YouTube, which I found it very funny.

Rebecca Black - Friday (Official Video) PARODY

The lyrics might be offensive but it is funny, so ENJOY !! LOL

Reggae Music-Natty Dread

Bob Marley- Live Performance of Zimbabwe track on their independence day.

Bob Marley, the pioneer behind reggae music hails from Jamaica in a town called Trenchtown. He sang this song title Zimbabwe in honour of the Zimbabwe country during their independence day on the 17th April, 1980 when they had their liberation from the British after 14 years of colonization.  He kept on sending a message across to Africans through his songs for the essence of unity and African liberation. Respect to the legend Bob Marley and may his soul rest in perfect peace. A great music icon who inspired people in his country and the World over through his inspirational songs.

Origin of Music Sama Veda-The Indian Perspective

This is a short documentary depicting the trace of music origin in the Indian culture.
In ancient times,  the art of music, dance,painting,poetry,drama and religion were considered as divine and this perception is still cherished till date.

One Pound Fish - £1 Fish Man

Muhammed Nazir - a Pakistani immigrant to the United Kingdom who is writing the song call 1 pound fish in order to attract the shoppers to his fish stall in East London market. His song is reaching on 2 million views on youtube within two months. Nowadays, it almost 19 million views on his official video.

It was released on 7 December 2012 for download in the UK, reaching number 28 in the UK singles Chart, number 5 in UK Dance Chart.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Rythm & Blues 2012

This song is an R&B song written by P-Square ft. Rick Ross with the title track Beautiful Onyinye. P-Square which stands for Peter and Paul are the names of the people who composed this music and they hail from Nigeria in Western Africa. Their songs are basically about love and relationships and the issues pertaining within relationships.
 This particular song talks about the way you treat a beautiful lady you meet when u fall in love with her and also making her feel special and adorable always to ensure happiness and togetherness. It is a great track and i guess  it has a lot of advice for young people in relationships.

Friday, 1 February 2013

90s musics

Tonight I am going to Hush night club in Coventry their event tonight is 90s, so I am here to recalling about 90s musics. I'm gonna introduce the top 3 90s musics from VH1 entertainment channel in USA.

1.  Nirvana- "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991, US)

This song can be on the top place because Nirvana cause the alternative rock trend,, and we know 90s rock music adapt the 80s spirit of heavy metal and mix with new elements to creative the alternative rock.

2. U2- "One" (1991,US)

U2 should be the real cross century rock band, they ranked no. 1 place. U2 were more famous outside the America.

3. Backstreet Boys- "I Want It That Way" (1999, US)

In each year their is one famous idol group. In 90s, Backstreet Boys was the representative of the decade. This song was recorded in their third album and was their most famous one.

Backstreet Boys was very popular in Taiwan while I was in junior high school.

Let's see can we hear these top 3 90s musics in the Hush club tonight !!  (To be continue.....)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Modern Country Music

Brad Paisley- Welcome to the Future

This music is so great and i guess the words in it tells a story about the way the world has evolved from decades back till today. The age of evolution where information technology has taken the center stage on the global scene and has brought with it lots of positive impacts we experience in the world today. A great music which has lovely lyrics for us to learn something from.

Facts about Music

Music is really food for the soul as is always said  because music keeps us going by relaxing the mind and telling us a story about life and the issues that evolve around us on a regular basis. A passion and desire for it is essential for life irrespective of the genre and i believe it makes the world exciting and interesting and wondering how it would feel if the world was without music. Music is great and i think everyone should make it a habit to listen to the kind of music that he or she likes everyday so as to keep the mind relaxed, focused and also active.

Pop music

Bruno Mars Official Music Video-Grenade