"What I want to do is dark versions of previously happy pop songs," and he said, "You should call it Previously Happy Pop Songs," which I thought was a bit of a mouthful, so I thought I'd call it Dark.
Bob Dylan was smart enough to pull out an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 and "rocktify" his folk music. Now, Jason Garriotte appears to be following in the steps of Dylan by reaching a different type of folk and changing the aspects of the experience.
It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!
Amatus-Sami's music has a well-rounded edginess to it. Her music is on the edge of many things. The edge of hip-hop, the edge of electronica, the cutting edge of production, the edge of breaking through.
It seems almost obligatory that I should open with a few words on Ingrid Chavez's collaborations with ultra-famous rockers Prince and Lenny Kravitz. But if you are only familiar with those facets of Ingrid's career, you are missing out.
With governments still largely in control of the streets and able to monitor or block access to sites like YouTube, Myspace and Facebook, what technologies are left to overcome connect people in meaningful ways?