Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

If you are fans of Eminem and Rihanna I am sure you have already seen this video, but enjoy it again, and then play it yourself:

Love the way you lie - Sheet Music

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Val Wold Performing Polyana

Val Wold is a young pianist with some amazing talents. Check him out in this video performing Gary Edwards "Polyana"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Celebrating John Lennon

I was a Beatlemaniac....40+ years ago....I guess you could say that I am still a Beatlemanic because I have a poster of all four of the Beatles and the John Lennon Imagine Poster hanging at my desk. I also have Beatles art in my home, posters and memorabilia as well as a wonderful lithograph done by John of John and Yoko under a tree. Its called Family Tree and it has given me hours of pleasure as I go about my days, seeing it as I come in the front door and remember....

John Lennon's 70th year hits hard for two reasons...One--- its hard to believe that I am old enough to have seen the Beatles play twice, once at the Cow Palace ( They played "Can't Buy Me Love"! and "If I Fell") and their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (They played "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer")...and Two.... we have missed 30 years of his wonderful music, art, literature---a huge loss to the world.

So we celebrate John's 70th Year...His art and music live on. I have been to the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park in New York across from the Dakota where he lived. There is a round mosaic with the words "Imagine" in the middle of it. Imagine...all the people....John was one of the original Beatles, one of the most successful bands of all time. He was part of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. He had 27 #1 hit singles and Rolling Stone called him the 5th greatest singer of all time. In 2002, a BBC poll voted him 8th of the 100 Greatest Britons.

John played many instruments, including the guitar, banjo, harmonica, flute, and the piano. He created a band with his wife, Yoko Ono called John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band that was formed after the Beatles and began to expose more of who John really was. Lots of experimental music during that time, but he also came out with "Imagine" and "Starting Over, two of my favorite John Lennon songs. He was a very talented musician, an author, an artist, and a singer. He used his fame and popularity to make the world a better place. There are so many great Lennon songs, check here to see some of my favorites......

"In My Life"
"Don't Let Me Down"
"I Feel Fine"
"Norwegian Wood"
"I Am the Walrus"
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
"A Day in the Life"
"You Got To Hide Your Love Away"
"I'm So Tired"
"All You Need is Love"

Browse through all John Lennon sheet music here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Glee - "Britney/Brittany"

Well, the second season of Glee has started....if you are not a "Gleek" the short story...Glee is about a group of eager students that are in the Glee Club at McKinley High. They sing in competitions and have their sights set on making it to the Nationals and defeating their arch rivals. Along the way they have lots of conflicts with the evil thinking Physical Ed teacher at McKinley High. The show includes guest appearances from a wide variety of talented performers including Olivia Newton-John, Neil Patrick Harris, and this year Briney Spears joined the show, with many more talented guests to come. The show has earned 19 Emmy nominations, more than any other show for the year.

The show has inspired over 10 million downloads and is a true phenom. As a result, the week after each episode airs, the songs they performed are so popular they hit the Billboard 100 charts. This week, 6 out of the 10 Fastest Moving songs on Billboard are from Glee, including "The Only Exception", "I'm A Slave for You", "Stronger", "Baby One More Time", and "Me Against the Music". One of the songs, "Toxic" made it to #16. Glee makes old songs new again! Artists are starting to lobby to make an appearance on Glee. Great way to sell some music!

You can find Glee Sheet Music here:

I'm a Slave for You
Baby One More Time
Me Against the Music

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