|Pop and Misc. Notes|
"Blue Bayou" is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison.
Roy Kelton Orbison (1936 – 1988) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly and country & western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis.
His greatest success came with Monument Records...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:14)
Peter Gabriel - Passion
The Last Temptation of Christ (or The Last Temptation) is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1960. It follows the life of Jesus Christ from his perspective. The novel has been the subject of a great deal of controversy due to its subject matter, and appears regularly on lists of banned books.
The central thesis of the book is that Jesus, while free from sin, was still subject to every form of temptation that humans face, including fear, doubt...
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Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer of the group Bikini Kill, gave Cobain the idea for the title when she spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall after a night of drinking and spraying graffiti around the Seattle area.
In his pre-Courtney Love days, Cobain went out with Bikini Kill lead singer Tobi Vail, but she dumped him. Vail wore Teen Spirit deodorant, and Hanna was implying that Cobain was marked with her...
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Careless Love is a traditional song based on a folk melody of obscure origin, and the numerous versions of its lyrics usually feature abandoned love and heartbreak or tragic death.
What is known for certain about the song’s early history is that by 1900 it was a standard in the repertory of Buddy Bolden and his band in New Orleans. Bolden, a cornetist who played music “by ear,” adapted music he heard to create his own blend of rag-time, black sacred music, marching-band...
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Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruch wrote three violin concerti. Why are the other two never performed, when everything of his that I do hear is wonderful: surely these cannot languish because they are rubbish? Two other concerti for violin and orchestra Bruch himself regarded as at least as fine as the famous first. It is very wonder.
Like its usual partner-on-record, Mendelssohn's concerto, Bruch's G Minor is a mould-breaker, yet its formal novelty is camouflaged by exceptional...
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