Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Music

So, regardless if you have or have not heard of Alexa Brook, you will very soon! The new upcoming iShowcase artist has a new single out on iTunes.  She has also recently sang live on Fox 35 Good Day Orlando! Her angelic voice and sweet disposition is captivating!

I recently had the chance to ask Alexa questions about her music career and life in general.  Stay tuned for the article, soon to be featured on the iShowcase main homepage! For a preview of the artist, check out these links!

 

Alexa Brook's Twitter: 

 

https://twitter.com/alexabrookmusic

 

Alexa Brook’s Webpage:

 

http://alexabrook.com/

 

YouTube Link, performance on Fox 35 Good Day Orlando:  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-96XMdW_EBY

 

iTunes Link to “Open Your Eyes”:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/open-your-eyes-single/id590746747

More to come asap...

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Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Music

Eric Scott:  professional musician constantly working on new projects.  As a touring bassist and vocalist, the musician has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. He has even been given the opportunities to share the stage with big named artists such as James Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles, and Jimmy Buffett.  Scott has also released two solo records.  In 1999 “Divine Static” was released.  A few years later “Let’s Hear It For The Fools” was launched, which the Washington Post said "Whip smart...hard to resist...clearly the work of a pop artist talented and resourceful enough to stand on his own."

In 2007 a third release was made! This time the title read: “Red”. Scott said "this is the record I've always hoped to make...it just took me awhile to get there. I feel like I've arrived at a place musically that feels like home to me." Clearly Scott is passionate about his work and continues to spread his musical thirst through the industry. In just a few weeks his fourth album drops: "Where The Water Runs Deepest"

May 22nd, 2012 at Rams Head On Stage will be the release party for Scott’s newest album. Eleven brand new tracks! Special guests for the evening include Jon Carroll and the Patty Reese Band. Showtime is 8pm. If in the Annapolis area check out the new CD release show Eric Scott defines his own brand of powerfully honest acoustic soul on his new CD release. Immediately after the release of "Where The Water Runs Deepest”.

In addition to completing four albums, Scott has also wrote original music for the indie film "Tracks" won 2 Wammies, attained best original song at the Long Island International Film Expo for the tune "Runnin", had his songs played on ABC and Showtime, and played all around the world! CBS Baltimore has been quoted saying Scott is"...one of the best singer-songwriters in the Baltimore area..."

Check out these links for more information!

www.ericscottmusic.com

www.ramsheadonstage.com

In the words of Scott himself, “I just want to keep playing and growing musically. I hate feeling stagnant.” Stay tuned for more from the musical artist…With soothing tracks like “Lay It On The Cross” and “Take My Love”, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Music

Davy Jones, lead singer of “The Monkees”, died from a heart attack on Feb. 29, 2012 in Stuart, Florida. Jones was only 66.  He leaves behind a wife and four daughters.

Jones was born in England and started acting as a child. He had a much fulfilled life including appearing in the cast of Oliver.  Jones was also on same episode of The Ed Sullivan Show where the Beatles made their debut! Next came his career with “The Monkees”. (A television show about a rock band…inspired by The Beatles)  Peter, Davy, Michael, and Mickey! That was the crew!   Ratings of the program skyrocketed.  58  half-hour programs were produced over a year and a half.  The show even won two Emmy awards in 1967.  What an accomplishment!

A couple of the bands singles include "Last Train to Clarksville” and the famous "I'm a Believer….I loveeeee that song =D  Jones even starred in an episode of The Brady Bunch. In the episode, he performed his solo single, “Girl." I have personally seen this episode on multiple occasions. It is one of my favorite episodes! Probably because my mm loves it considering ahe had a crush on him when she was younger and I find thosestories amusing!  

For more information on the singer check out the website posted below for more on Davy Jones and “The Monkees”!

http://www.monkees.com/

Let the music live on!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Music

My love. My life. My all. Sounds like I am speaking on the "love of my life"...in a way I am! And that love is- Music =)Whether I am having a bad day, a good day, or just an average day in the "life of me: A 22 year old college student", music brings joy to my life. It inspires me. It encourages me.  It can bring me down, but has the distinct power to bring me up in a matter of seconds. I am known for saying "this is my favorite song"...I must agree, I do enjoy many songs! I probably do say that phrase too much, but overuse in that sense is a good thing in my opinion!

Do you have that feel when you hear a song and you can tell if you like the song right way?! I constantly get that feeling. Kelly Clarkson's new song, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You") did that to me.  I heard it a few times and loved it. It is such a catchy song.  "Catchy" seems to be a way many people describe songs, but this son to me is much more than "catchy".  It is inspiring.  Her voice is perfection.  The beginning of the song grabs my attention.  When I know the end is coming, I want to click "replay"! I will post the link below.  Let me know your thoughts on the song! I saw her in concert once before and her voice "live" is gorgeous.  Her tone and control is absolutely stunning.  Unfortunately I started watching American Idol the year after she won, but I have such an amazing respect for her as an artist and as a person.  I cannot wait to see what her futures holds! Oh and did I forget to mention the song is #1 on the Billboard's top 100 list!!! woo woo =)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEZDP_NVklc

Another song I am loving at the moment is "The Motto" by Drake.  I(Currently #19 on top 100) used to love Drake. I got a little "sick" of his music.  Then, I heard this song on the radio.  For some reason I didn't realize Drake sang this song.  When I found out it was him, I thought positively about his music again.  The lyrics are "interesting", but the song is (here that word goes again) catchy! Ahhh I said it again! But so true, it is catchy.  I am going to post the "clean" version of the song.  A couple of other songs I like by this artist include, "Best I Ever Had" and "Find Your Love".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QxszRbAd1Q

One more song I want to share is Beyonce's "Love On Top"! I first heard this song in a store at the mall.  My one friend immediately started singing this song.  I asked her who sang is and what the name was! I NEEDED to download this song! Now I can't stop listening to it.  My mood instantly changes to a positive one.  If I am already in a good mood, I continue to be happy =) I may even start dancing or moving back and forth...actually I do that, there is no "maybe about it" haha Check out the link and I hope the song has the same effect on you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPaD513xWOY

I hope you enjoyed my sharing of songs! More on music to come! Happy Tuesday!!!

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 5 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Music

Music! It is my love. Most of the time I would rather be listening to music then watching tv.  Music calms me.  It has a way to make me sad, happy, think, feel inspired, and so on.  I have decided to share a few of my favorite songs/ music videos so please check out thie links or look up the lyrics if you are so inclined to do so =)

"Where is the Love" The Black Eyed Peas featuring Justin Timberlake

I love love love this song! It is perfect.  The words are amazing, the video is well done, and the singers did a great job recording this song.  Just the title of the song means a lot to me.  If the world could jus think about "love" more often and forget about differences, peace would ensue. 

Some of my favorite lyrics in the song:

"Most of us only care about money makin' . Selfishness got us following the wrong direction"

"Whatever happened to the values of humanity. Whatever happened to the fairness and equality"

Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc&ob=av3e

"Firework"  Katy Perry

Katy Perry starts the song off with these lyrics: "Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?" The words in this song are perfect, but check out the video! It is very inspiring. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw&ob=av2e

"Simple Man" Lynyrd Skynyrd

This is a band my dad introduced me to.  A common song they sing is "Sweet Home Alabama".  Gotta love it! This is a different kind of song.  It is a little slower and the words are meaningful.  One line I LOVE: "Take your time, don't live to fast. Troubles will come and they will pass".  When listening to this song with my dad he always says" your lines coming up!" =) That always makes me smile.  It means a lot to me because it is true! Like the quotes I have shared previously, life isn't about winning a race.  Let's take the time we are given, no matter how long or how short, and live. Just live. =)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFl0nlHaWa4

"You Raise Me Up" Josh Groban

This song always gets to me.  My cousins and I sing it just to have fun singing a song in which you must raise your voice high, but aside from having fun, I mean it.  The words are beautiful.  The music is inspirational.  Josh Groban's voice is phenomenal.  This line really touches my: "You raise me up to more than I can be".  Do you have a person in your life that pushes you? It is a beautiful thing to have.  We can all become so much, check out the song and let me know your thoughts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQ&ob=av3e

"Drive" Incubus

Another amazing song, "Drive".  One of my favorite lines OF ALL TIME is this: "Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there with open arms and open eyes yeah. Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there".  I listened to this song this morning as I got ready to head to class. It gets me started in the morning for a new day, and the "drive" to be ready for whatever the day brings! A positive attidude, especially startying off in the morning, is an excellent tool to "acquire"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgT9zGkiLig

I really hope you enjoyed my entry...  Like I said, music brings so much to my life!   I look forward to writing future entries on my favorite topic!

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