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Steve Tyler’s Rendition of the National Anthem at NFL Playoffs

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in National anthems | 0 comments

We all know that the Aerosmith frontman is a great rock singer but his singing the National Anthem yesterday may not be counted as one of his best performances…but then he is a rock star and in this genre, that’s how it should be.

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Lukáš Kmit- Nokia Ringtone

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Violin | 0 comments

We are told and as etiquette, it is but a must to turn off a cellphone during performances whether in a piano, violin concert, plays, or any other shows where am artist’s concentration is easily broken by the slightest noise.

Some of us might just forget to do that and in the middle of it someone calls…just like what happened during Lukáš Kmits performance at a Jewish synagogue in Slovakia. Just as he reached the quite of ebb of his piece. He can be seen in the video a bit glaring but playfully reacted with the situation by imitating the tone with his violin. He then smiled. He got an applause in the end.

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Never Let Me Go (Jane Monheit for Judy Bridgewater)

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Movie Soundtrack | 0 comments

In the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s book, Never Let Me Go, the character has a favorite song that she often listened to and from which the title of both were derived. In the book, Kathy, the narrator found a cassette tape called Songs After Dark by a 1950s singer Judy Bridgewater during one of the bazaars. Bridgewater is a fictional singer in the story, Kathy would play the tape often listening to Never Let Me Go interpreting it as a song of a mother for her child rather than romantically. It got lost somewhere in the story and believing that all things lost get found in Norfolk, she searched for it with the help of her friend Tommy who originally wanted to be the one to find it.

In the film, the cassette was seen as given by Tommy to Kathy and it never got lost in the story. It was played a lot of times too, to emphasize the character’s fondness to the song. Never Let Me Go was actually a pre-existing one written by Luther Dixon but sang by Canadian singer Jane Monheit for the movie.

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