I don’t know how objective my subjective pessimism is, but the ghost of a certain decline has been stubbornly seeing me for the last few years. Atrophy of musical perception? Decadence? Satiety? Perhaps the last. I remember one of the laws of Murphy: “The amount of intelligence on the planet is a constant value, and the population is growing.” Paradoxical as it may seem, but perhaps from the general “internetization” of the music space, coupled with the growing availability of musical creation tools to the average man in the street, we have no less lost than won.
It is bad when the Artist has no canvas and paints, they will tell me. Continue reading
“Thank you … Of course, my father – for the fact that he bought me a guitar, with which it all started …”
Ritchie Blackmore’s thanks to
last disc Rainbow
“Stranger In Us All” (1995)
Richard Hugh Blackmore was born on April 14, 1945 in the English town of Weston-Super-Mare. The first instrument – an ordinary acoustic guitar – was presented to Ritchie at the age of ten by his father, and it was his father who insisted that Ritchie not only learned to strum on six strings, but also take classical guitar lessons. Continue reading
It happens that the fashion for old things is back. This happens with music. Recently, post-punk is gaining increasing popularity, starting with narrow circles, and, gradually, capturing all the new listeners.
What is this genre? First, a little history for people who have no idea about it. Post-punk is a genre of music that appeared in the UK in the late 1970s as a derivative of punk rock. However, these areas are very different from each other. Punk bands deliberately used simple musical arrangements without resorting to complex guitar solos. Continue reading