Video of the Week: Comparing Karen Carpenter’s LIVE and STUDIO vocals just BLEW MY MIND!

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Video of the Week: The Story Of ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’ by The Seekers, 1964-2019

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Omicron’s Blow to Live Music

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(via The Atlantic) by Ryan Miller

Postponing our tour was a hard decision, but it was the right one.

My iPhone note “Guster tour, Pros & Cons” was becoming more and more lopsided.

Our impending club tour, booked nine months ago after a COVID-halted March 2020 run, was in peril. We assumed then—it seems like a lifetime ago—that winter of 2022 would allow us plenty of time to present a tour that was safe for both us and our fans. Other bands made similar plans as our industry attempted, once again, to regain a foothold after the crushing Delta wave. Tickets for our shows went surprisingly fast, and a few rooms sold out almost immediately. Despite a pandemic that continued to dominate the news cycle, our workplaces, and our home lives, our fans seemed eager to jump into the mass of humanity that is a rock concert…

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Video of the Week: Livin’ On a Prayer Park Singalong

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Video of the Week: Arpeggios at the speed of light – Amazing guitar performance in Buenos Aires streets

“On Eagle’s Wings”: The simple origin of the song that makes the world cry

Via (America: The Jesuit Review) by Colleen Dulle

While Catholics can argue ceaselessly over a number of issues, we hold a few unshakable truths in common: Jesus is present in the Eucharist, Mary was conceived without sin and, when “On Eagle’s Wings” plays, we cry.

In the 38 years since its publication, “On Eagle’s Wings” has achieved global popularity, been translated into a variety of languages and become a Christian funeral classic (if not a staple).

But the song’s true staying power is rooted in our shared but individual experience of hearing it in moments of grief…

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Video of the Week: British Guitarist Analyses Heart live in 1977

Songs You May Have Missed #721

Tenpole Tudor: “Swords of a Thousand Men” (1981)

“Messy and infectious” is how Allmusic describes the drunken singalong clatter of British punk band Tenpole Tudor, the less angry and much more fun contemporaries of the Sex Pistols.

Maybe they couldn’t sing. They certainly couldn’t fight with swords.

But they did create a raucous good time. Hoorah, hoorah, hooray yeah!

Deep in the castle and back from the wars
Back with my baby and the fire burned tall
“Hoorah”, went the men down below
All outside was the rain and snow

Hear their shouts, hear their roar
They’ve probably all had a barrel or much, much more
Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah, yeah
Over the hill with the swords of a thousand men

We had to meet the enemy a mile away
Thunder in the air and the skies turned gray
Assemblin’ the knights and their swords were sharp
There was hope in our English hearts

Hear our roar, hear our sound
We’re gonna fight until we have won this town
Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah, yeah
Over the hill with the swords of a thousand men

The knights come along at the end of the day
Some were half-alive and some had run away

Hear our triumph, in our roar
We’re gonna drink a barrel or much, much more
Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah, yeah
Over the hill with the swords of a thousand men

Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah, yeah
Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah, yeah, yeah…

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