- Alternative & Modern Rock
- Classic Rock
- Country & Southern Rock
- Early & Roots Rock
- Funk & Reggae
- Hard Rock & Classic Metal
- Industrial, Dance & Electronica
- Jazz & Fusion
- Latin Rock, Salsa & Flamenco
- Modern Metal & Thrash
- Progressive & Experimental
- Proto, Classic & Post Punk
- Psychedelic & Conceptual
- R & B, Gospel and Soul
- Rap & Hip Hop
Well, I think it's been roughly 5-7 months since the last Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. According to my records it was March, but the last one actually published I think was January 2010. What can I say, things were extra stressful, extra hectic and extra time consuming for a while there... these things happen periodically, and even now things are a little more stressful than I'd like, but hey nothing easy is usually worth doing... so bring on the challenge, I've got nothing to lose (sanity went out the window 5-7 months ago I'm pretty sure).
Speaking of challenges, I have since gone through 5-7 months of Carnival submissions, picked the quality ones and am here to share them with you in all their Carnival-esque glory... enjoy.
First, we have Aaron from themuse(ic)ian, sharing an interesting, thought provoking little philosophical piece on: The Sound of Silence
Big Rick, from the aptly titled Big Rick's Rock and Roll Show shares a little sentimental nostalgia with a look at: Where Would Famous Dead Rockers Be Now?
Jason from The Moody Musings passed along a trio of articles worth checking out:
1) "Day and Age" by the Killers: An Album Review
John from jpmblog.com brings us: An Interview with Philos | jpmblog.com
Jordy from Omaha Music took some time to talk about and review: The Hold Steady with the Whigs at The Slowdown | Omaha.net
Kelli from Boho In the 'Burbs gave us a lil taste of: The New-Old Sound of Houses
We've got a pair of those always amusing and occasionally somewhat controversial “Top 10” lists from the Old Wizard:
1) Top 10 Thrills Songs
Radu from Radu's Stuff recounts an Aerosmith concert in very interesting fashion in: Aerosmith concert or Is it worth risking your life to see your favourite band?
Sonny from Seize the Day takes a look at the artwork of Motown...cool: Top 9 Artful Motown Album Covers
The Video Detective from, well the Video Detective Blog of course, takes a brief look at a documentary to honor one of the greatest metal albums of all time: New Documentary Honors Classic Black Sabbath Album
And last but certainly not least, Zhu from Correr Es Mi Destino takes a look at: 10 Canadian Bands | Correr Es Mi Destino
That was a cool carnival. It had to be thoroughly slimmed down, but what can you expect from 5-7 months of submissions. It might be worth mentioning that some perfectly legitimate submissions were not included simply because they were too "time dependent". What's the point about talking about an upcoming tour if it was 5 months ago? Oh well. Well, good job to all involved... hopefully not quite everyone forgot that they submitted something.
Anyways, this “should” mark the return of regular Carnivals of Rock 'n' Roll. I say, “should” because with the way things are right now, you never know, but for the time being I do intend to continue running this site with new improvements for a while, so keep up the good work everyone, and hopefully we'll see you next month.
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.