Rock is dead? Bitch, please.

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If this post resonates, I am in no way responsible. Thank a Facebook friend of mine who inspired it with our talk of music (and his meme) and thank those who have repeatedly announced the immanent death of Rock. You may also thank fifteen year old girls everywhere. Read More…

Independence Day wishes from Sing For Me

Music is Life

Music is Life

Sing For Me wishes you and yours a happy and safe Independence Day.

Happy Holidays from Sing For Me

Hunter wishes everyone happy holidays. May the music of the season bring peace and joy to all

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Duck you. It ain’t about free speech

The "free speech zone" at the 2004 D...

The “free speech zone” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Music worth listening to could not exist and thrive without free speech protections.  So, in the wake of the Duck Dynasty brouhaha, Sing For Me jumps into the fray on a subject Hunter usually shies away from: politics.

At first glance the story seemed an issue of free speech, with folks taking the usual, expected sides. Conservatives like Sarah Palin have come out in support of the reality show’s star – Phil Robertson – and his use of inflammatory anti-gay rhetoric.
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hiatus

Due to circumstances WAY beyond Hunter’s control, Sing For Me is on indefinite hiatus. New posts will begin to appear as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to check out Sing For Me archives.

The High-lites: Taking a little musical trip

Rock music and a musician’s life are notoriously linked to drinking and the drug culture (thank God). Yes, many musicians and bands remain drug/alcohol free (or at the least, moderated), yet the assumptions linger. Why the connection? Critics of the culture always ask “why are drugs or alcohol (hopefully, both) so integral to a musicians life and work?” You know the thinking, right?

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Most obvious response to the killjoys who ask “why the high life?”…

“Cus’ it’s fun, dumbasses”.

For a more reasoned response you could tell the naysayers how drugs and booze help to prepare for anything, even a terrifying super-storm…

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With this in mind Sing For Me offers for your amusement (or longings) a drug and alcohol themed walk through the musical world…

We all know how politically and socially aware musicians and music fans can be. Sometimes politics can be so tedious, though. We’re lucky that there’s always…

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Occasionally, however, drug fueled great ideas will turn out to be not so much with the great.

Only a drug induced psychosis could explain why the music gods would think this is a good idea…

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Truth be told we humans aren’t alone in seeking the higher road to creativity…

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So why are we so convinced of the truth of..

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So much so that we even write heavy theoretical tomes…

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And some works which don’t exactly ask us to “just say no”

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Though there are the ones that are, say, a bit ominous..

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“Pleasure and pain” and “drugs” in “music”? Gotta admit, that sounds almost on track…

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Cus’ without a drink or a smoke this ain’t nearly so funny…

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With the bass booming ‘n’ the booze flowin’ you can almost catch the rhythm of whichever genius thought of…

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not to mention the chain of altered consciousness that must have been needed when taking this little quiz…

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Now of course the naysayers do like to step in to spoil the party…

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And sometimes they hit with a cheap shot…

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In which case ya can always hit back. Ya might wanna go lowbrow…

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The anti-drug/alcohol crusaders def speak a very different language…

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{not all drugs are as harmless as music}

But even that crusader had to appeal to some element of music’s lower impulses… “Hmm, rock and roll, drugs, and…whhh??..”

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Ah, little Euro bastards..

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And we gotta admit this drug/alcohol free music fest does look like it was amazing…

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though even without the chemical refreshments they clearly wanted a way to simulate the experience.

Lord knows one needs some form of chemical inducements to enjoy (or even to understand)…

Um, why, and um… Just. No.
Not enough Jager in the world…

Though this guy just might find a way to harmonize with even her crap sound…

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This fantastic lady found a way to meld her fantastic sound with a random drunk schlub…

Proving conclusively that booze and a happy spirit (along with some acoustic genius and a bit of tolerance) make for beautiful music.

This guys schtick, however, is not and will never be a song (or an um, political (?) statement) we’d want to hear twice.

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{insert personal political statements here….
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When all is said and done music and mental alteration by licit and/or illicit chemicals certainly can be amazing bedfellows 20121029-065955.jpg

And that drug thang certainly don’t always make things worse

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{insert personal political statement}
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And the world of music, the musician, and the music fan is shot through with beauty….

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With this in mind, please enjoy something slightly different.

How many special people change? How many lives are living strange? Where were you while we were getting high? Slowly walking down the hall Faster than a cannon ball Where were you while we were getting high? Someday you will find me Caught beneath the landslide In a Champagne Supernova in the sky Someday you will find me Caught beneath the landslide In a Champagne Supernova A Champagne Supernova in the sky

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{Sing For Me owns none of the pics or the vids, though we’re damn appreciative of ’em. images found on Buzzfeed and Google Images. Videos courtesy of Kthescreamer ,GnesaMusic , and Richard Blumenfeld. Lyrics for ‘Champagne Supernova’ by Oasis courtesy of E Lyrics}

Absolutely impossible to offend video of the week

In keeping with todays culture of tolerance and understanding here’s a vid from Gloves and Boots that clearly cannot offend any person.

Well, any person except for maybe this guy

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This chick

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And probably these folk

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Probably should have said “any person of consequence that one would take seriously”

Anyway..

Just for your amusement comedic duo Mario and Fafa offer the “Evolution of the Hipster”

{pics courtesy of Buzzfeed}

More misc music LOLz and WTF?s

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Ought to be hung backstage at every live music venue….

Now, some misc music/music instrument/musician snicks and giggles…

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And why should guys have all the fun with their instruments?…..

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Speaking of guys and our instruments…

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So bro, you can walk out of the men’s room and say you were just handling your really big horn…

Meanwhile, at the same bar they might serve some nachos while the band warms up..

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Finally, our fav site gets a bit of truth on ’em…

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Sayin’ so with warmth, YouTube, we really do lurvs ya!

{pics courtesy of Buzzfeed and There Should Be a “Who Gives a Rat’s Ass?” Button on FB}

Misc music LOL’s & WTF’s

Anarchist Queer Go-Go Disco - A New Genre?

Anarchist Queer Go-Go Disco – A New Genre? (Photo credit: Iain Tait)

A few snicks and giggles cus I got nothin’ on the tunes front today. Just for the random.
{all images (unless otherwise noted) courtesy of Cheezburger

First…a bit on artists:

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Ouch…poor Ringo!

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And OUCH!!! Leave Nickelback alone…while you’re at it learn to spell, dumbasses.

Now for a bit on songs & lyrics

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Finally, how’s bout some commentary on genre?

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If only some folk HAD some knowledge of music genre…

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Really???

Metal?

While we’re on genre we can end this waste of your time with some rap for all us science geeks:

{YouTube vid straight outta The Coma Niddy Show}

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