Carnival of Rock and Roll–April 2011

Well I've finally gotten around to being able to put together another Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll and although the number of submissions was actually quite high, it was unfortunately plagued with spam and things far, FAR off topic. Nothing against those people who submitted something off topic, but they don't get to be part of the carnival. Instead we're left with a pretty slim carnival, but there's still a couple of really cool entries all the same.

Jeni over at Band Guitar picks sent along something I don't think I've ever seen before, but it pretty cool. The site seems to be entirely dedicated to the artwork of guitar picks over the years... a side of rock and roll that I don't think I've seen discussed or shared in anyway before. Here they sent along a feature of 80s Metal band picks... take a look: 80s Heavy Metal Guitar Picks : Band Guitar Picks

Here's a topic I thought would never actually come up legitimately on this site: Personal Finance... yeah no joke. A post from Money Crashers that involves directly discussing personal finance might seem out of place here, but I gotta give whoever submitted this a little credit. In this post they look at some great rock and roll songs in a way that relates to personal finance. A little out there maybe, but a little bit interesting too and actually a little more on topic than I expected: 8 Great Rock Songs about Personal Finance

Richard over at Live Your Way, sent along a look at an artist I'm not all that familiar with actually: Funklicious Fridays Gets "Frantilicous" | Michael Franti & Spearhead Shake It on Sailing Southern Ground

Steven over at How to Learn Electric Guitar sent along a quick set of tips for the beginners out there: How to Teach Yourself Guitar: 6 Easy Steps

And last but not least we have a pair of posts about U2... no argument from me there.

The first is a little concert preview from U2TOURFANS. Looks like their following the band on the tour this year, so if you're interested, check out the rest of their site too: On the road with U2 - U2 360 Tour News, U2 Videos, U2 Music, U2 Concerts, U2 Lyrics, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube

And the second is an actual U2 concert review, complete with some nice pictures: U2 Concert in Sydney | Correr Es Mi Destino

And that's all we got this time around. Still cool though. See you all next month hopefully.

If you submitted your work to the carnival, but it wasn't chosen, don't fret. There aren't a lot of standards to be included, except to be about music, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read (sorry, English only). Also, I'd appreciate if you only submit some of your best works, not short, few word posts and try to keep multiple submissions within reason, meaning you can send two or three articles at most, but not like six... if you spam the carnival with entries or with articles off topic you won't be included.

I still appreciate your contribution even if I didn't choose to include it and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

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