A Review of Ballad for Sophie by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia

by Jason D. DeHart ([email protected]) Ballad for Sophie, by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, Top Shelf Productions, ISBN 978-1-60309-498-6, $24.99,  First, here are some excerpts press release to summarize the plot and creators - Top Shelf Productions (an imprint of IDW) will be releasing Ballad for Sophie , a new music-themed graphic novel by Portuguese musician Filipe Melo and artist Juan Cavia that is packed with all of the...
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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Return + New Tunes from Gov’t Mule and Wilderado

Tune in to Trail Mix, our monthly playlist of new music, mainly focusing on independent artists from the South. In October we’re highlighting new tunes from Wilderado and Gov’t Mule, and the anticipated return of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.  Wilderado “Head Right” — Our brains are scrambled, still trying to navigate these confusing […] The post Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Return + New Tunes from Gov’t Mule and Wilderado appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Music, Sport, Magazine, Cycling, South, Nathaniel Rateliff, Go Outside, Trail Mix, Wilderado, October 2021

Ed Sheeran, Meh

At first, I hoped Ed Sheeran could be contained. Nine years ago, shortly after Sheeran got his big spotlight moment on Taylor Swift’s Red, “The A Team” — a saccharine folk-pop ballad from the English singer-songwriter’s debut album + (plus), which had already blown up in his native country — established him as a pop-radio force in America as well. Dude was obnoxiously cloying, and his music was corny even at its best, so I crossed my fingers that he’d go away soon. When Sheeran started rapping a...
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What To Make Of The Montreal Symphony’s New Music Director?

As a successor to Dutoit and Nagano, Payare seems a bit slight. He’s a largely unknown quantity in the music world. The orchestras he’s led—Belfast, San Diego—are fine bands, but you don’t build a global reputation in such outposts. To the OSM, this was actually part of the appeal. – MacLean’s
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U2 Join TikTok With A New Song

U2 are now on TikTok. They launched an account on the social media app to announce the upcoming release of a new track, “Your Song Saved My Life,” on November 3. That song will appear in the animated film Sing 2, which features Bono in a voice role as a reclusive former rock star/lion named Clay Calloway.
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Adele Reveals 30 Tracklist With A Song Called “I Drink Wine” And A Bonus Track With Chris Stapleton

Adele’s new album 30 is coming out in a few weeks on November 19, and the British superstar has been trickling out details about it since finally officially announcing it last month. We’ve gotten one single, “Easy On Me,” and the cover art (see above) and some live dates. And now Adele has revealed the album’s tracklist.
Tags: Music, News, Adele, Chris Stapleton, Erroll Garner

Weakened Friends – “Tunnels”

Next month, Portland, Maine indie-rock crew Weakened Friends will release sophomore LP Quitter. So far, we’ve heard the title track, and now the band’s back with another new single, “Tunnels.”
Tags: Music, New Music, Portland Maine, Weakened Friends

Radiohead – “Follow Me Around”

“Follow Me Around” is one of those songs that has achieved mythic status in part due to its rarity. Radiohead have accumulated quite a few such tunes over the years, a function of a band that likes to test out new material on the road plus a fiercely dedicated fan base that refuses to see any promising material confined to the discard pile forever. A lot of those holy grail tracks have materialized later on, particularly in recent years as the band has shifted into retrospective mode: studio ver...
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Watch The Two Minutes To Late Night Metal Salute To John Carpenter

The New York comedian Jordan Olds is the man behind the video series Two Minutes To Late Night, and he plays the show’s corpse-painted host Gwarsenio Hall. During the pandemic, Olds has taken part in dozens of remotely-recorded all-star cover versions; in the past few weeks, he’s given us awesome tributes to Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Mountain, and Ink & Dagger, roping in some of today’s finest punk and metal musicians in the process. But yesterday, for Halloween, Olds offered up a special tre...
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In Bildern: Unterrepräsentierte junge Menschen mit ADHS

Der in London ansässigen norwegischen Fotografin Nora Nord wurde 2018 ADHS (Aufmerksamkeits-Defizit-Hyperaktivitäts-Störung) diagnostiziert. Damals war sie Anfang 20. Sie empfand die Diagnose als ungemein befreiend, da so einige Aspekte ihrer Persönlichkeit endlich einen Sinn ergaben. Diese Zeit fühlte sich aber auch frustrierend an. „Den Großteil meines Lebens hatte ich das Gefühl, dass etwas nicht mit mir stimmt“, erinnert sie sich. „Ich fragte mich, warum ich mich nicht konzentrieren oder Din...
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Dein Horoskop im November – So stehen die Sterne in diesem Monat

Die astrologischen Ereignisse dieses Novembers stellen deine Welt auf den Kopf – und hoffentlich im positiven Sinne. Der Neumond, der am 4. November im Skorpion steht, bringt intensive Schwingungen mit sich, und der rückläufige Uranus sorgt zeitgleich für einen unberechenbaren, spannenden Tag. Am folgenden Tag tritt der Merkur in den Skorpion, während die Venus das Sternbild Steinbock erreicht. Während dieser Phase fällt uns die Kommunikation schwerer; unsere tiefsten Gefühle müssen wir nun ausd...
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Read About Echo And The Bunnymen’s First Gig In An Excerpt From Will Sergeant’s New Memoir

The late ’70s were an incredibly fertile time for rock music in England. Punk exploded and soon splintered into new movements, laying the groundwork for the Second British Invasion in the ’80s. In the middle of all that, in Liverpool in 1978, vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant, and bassist Les Pattinson came together to form Echo & The Bunnymen. They’d go on to become one of the definitive bands of the post-punk/new wave generation.
Tags: Music, Liverpool, Book Club, Ian McCulloch, Echo And The Bunnymen, Les Pattinson, England Punk, Will Sergeant

Your Old Droog – “Yuri”

Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog has been on a crazy run lately. In the past 12 months, he’s released two full-length solo albums, Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition and Time. He’s also teamed up with Tha God Fahim for two collaborative projects, Tha Wolf On Wall St. and Tha YOD Fahim. And now, Droog has come out with a new single.
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, New Music, Yuri, Your Old Droog, Fahim, Nicholas Craven

M. Ward – “Birthday” (The Sugarcubes Cover)

In addition to releasing never-before-heard Christmas covers with Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward has been keeping busy, prepping for a 2022 European tour. Now, the indie-folk stalwart has shared a solo cover, and this time it’s not Christmas-related. Ward has released a delicate cover of the Sugarcubes’ classic 1987 breakout single “Birthday.”
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Donald Glover Shares Atlanta Season Three Teaser, Says It’s Better Than Dave

Atlanta, Donald Glover’s transcendent FX show, has been off the air for three and a half years. The show’s second season wrapped up in May of 2018, and we’ve only had vague news about its impending return. A year ago, Glover fired up his long-dormant Twitter to make some outlandish claims about the next season of Atlanta: “‘atlanta’ s3+s4 are going to be some of the best television ever made. sopranos only ones who can touch us.” Last night, Glover offered up his first teaser for season three, w...
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Watch The War On Drugs Play “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” & “I Don’t Wanna Wait” Live For The First Time In Tiny Desk Concert

It’s been nearly two years since the War On Drugs played their last live show, a December 2019 gig in their Philadelphia hometown. In a week and a half, the band will make their proper live return at the Desert Daze Festival. Early next year, they’ll head out on a big tour that will include a stop at Madison Square Garden. A few days ago, the War On Drugs finally released their great record I Don’t Live Here Anymore. And today, the band has given us a preview of how those new songs might sound w...
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4 Helpful Parenting Tips for Healthy Kids

Raising healthy kids is not an easy task for most parents. Sometimes you get involved in so much until you lose track of the core responsibility to keep kids safe and in good health. Besides, your kids are also busy, and you can’t keep an eye on them all through their day-to-day activities. Currently, many kids are faced with numerous health issues resulting from poor health habits. According to UNICEF statistics on childhood diseases, pneumonia, malaria, and tuberculosis lead the way. However...
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The Number Ones: Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
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Cat Power – “Pa Pa Power” (Dead Man’s Bones Cover)

Earlier in the month, Cat Power — aka Chan Marshall — announced plans to release an album called Covers featuring renditions of songs by Bob Seger, Lana Del Rey, Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, the Replacements, and more. So far, we’ve heard Marshall’s take on Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion,” and now she’s shared a cover of “Pa Pa Power,” a 2010 song from Ryan Gosling’s indie rock project Dead Man’s Bones.
Tags: Music, Ryan Gosling, New Music, Frank Ocean, Marshall, Chan Marshall, Cat Power, Dead Man's Bones, Bob Seger Lana Del Rey Jackson Browne Iggy, Pop Nick Cave, Pa Pa Power

Watch Harry Styles Cover Britney Spears’ “Toxic” At Madison Square Garden

Commendably, Harry Styles has been using his recent arena tour to do whatever he feels like doing. He’s booked Jenny Lewis and Orville Peck as his opening acts. He enters the stage to a Shuggie Otis song. In the last two nights, he’s dressed up in tremendously silly Halloween costumes to play shows at Madison Square Garden. (He’s called them his “Harryween” shows, which is a terrible pun, but whatever.) On the first night, Styles dressed up as Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz, and he sang “Somewher...
Tags: Music, News, Harry Styles, Britney Spears, Dorothy, Jenny Lewis, Madison Square Garden, Shuggie Otis, Orville Peck

Watch the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” Music Video Re-Enacted by Robots

When Microsoft released Windows 95, they didn’t skimp on the publicity. Their promotional campaign for the operating system even included television spots soundtracked with the Rolling Stones’ hit “Start Me Up.” The lyrics of its chorus neatly suited the product, which came with a re-engineered interface featuring a then-novel feature called the Start menu. Though hardly new even then, the song did also carry faint associations with innovation, having originally been released on August 1...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Technology, Microsoft, College, Bruno Mars, Kraftwerk, Seoul, Keith Richards, Start, Spot, Jagger, Watts, Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts, Colin Marshall

Wale Released Ambition 10 Years Ago Today

It’s hard to believe that Wale has been on the scene ever since 2009. Wale dropped his first album in November of 2009, and it was called Attention Deficit. Unfortunately, he parted ways with his label but was scooped up by Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group. Almost two years to the day, Wale released his second album and MMG debut. Ambition was the name and it featured Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Miguel & Jeremih. Lotus Flower Bomb was released prior to the album, and it f...
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5 Trips to Plan for the Family This Holiday Season

The holidays are quickly approaching and after everything that the last two years have brought on, I think we can agree that we are all deserving of a stress-free vacation. Between the pandemic, vaccinations, and essentially an entirely new way of living, it would be great to go back to the relaxed and care-free lives we once lived and just get away for the holidays. Luckily, no matter what your budget is, you have several great options for travel this year. So, to treat yourself and your fami...
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Hear Hans Zimmer’s Experimental Score for the New Dune Film

If you have not yet seen the first installment of Denis Villeneuve’s reimagining of Dune, you will find no spoilers here, though if you’ve read Frank Herbert’s cult classic novel and/or seen David Lynch’s film adaptation (or even the forgettable TV miniseries from 20 years ago), you are familiar with the story. You can, however, hear Hans Zimmer’s complete soundtrack above. If you love it, and if film critic Mick LaSalle is right, you’re in for a treat: “If you like the music here, you’l...
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