Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~
What is the essence of adept or good music? Is it the mere ability to catch people's attention or has it had to do with the virtuoso style of creating the songs which somehow makes it unique from other pieces?
Before anything else, apologies, and endless apologies for the staggering delay of posts this month. Anyone can agree that December is indeed a crazy month. Its really therefore an effort to be not swallowed by December rush. I wont keep you waiting, I know you had waited for this. Here is another volume (hopefully not the last this year) of amazing artists mostly already known but somehow overlooked. I repeat, I do not intend to make these artist more worthy of praises than those I don't post here. I just try to shovel rubles and rubles of popular indie genre per se. Enjoy! As for you still wondering, Metaphor will stay, sharing spectacular sounds from different constellations. Woah, cant believe this blog reached this season. lol. Merry Christmas everyone and have a joyous new year ahead!
Note: The aritists' biographies is not entirely mine. Ill' update these as soon as possible. Thanks.
At age five, Max Vernon was politely asked to leave his hippy New York pre-school, Rudolph Steiner, for repeatedly questioning the plot of See Spot Run during story hour. This early disillusionment no doubt left its mark on the impressionable young boy: by age nine, he was already leading a turbulent double life filled with drugs, sex, and Joni Mitchell cds. After selling enough crack rocks to buy a piano, Max soon realized his affinity with the instrument and decided to craft a few songs, which followed the spirit of his original infantile question: Why are we doing this? …A question that is now more important than ever.
Despite continued FBI surveillance, Max Vernon’s songs have recently been having a love affair with the Internet, getting many music blog write-ups and coverage in New York Magazine and the Toronto Star.
Weird Story. I was listening to an Amy Winehouse song (Stronger ) as one of my friends approach me and asked what's Winehouse strongest song to boot. She was making a playlist or slidehow of some sort, I couldnt remember the specifics.
Note: We spoke in our own vernacular language but these are translated for your own cause.
Me: Hmmm, try her songs from her latest album (Back to Black)....
F: I dont want to listen to the whole album. Can you just give me mp3s or do you think I should just go with Rihanna, Britney or other artist with a more respectable rep?
Since I had pretty neglected posting regularly, maybe its right to give you a proper opt. If ever I continue on posting on this basis, be sure to check out following volumes of this segment before the end of the year. Also dont fret, Id reserve a farewell post for 2008. In the meantime, enjoy! P.S. Im not shutting this blog down, Im too in love with Metaphor. We'll get through this. Haha.