Carnival of Rock and Roll–January 2010

It's Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll time again... the very first carnival of 2010. This month will be another more mellow carnival (at least compared to come of the massive ones of the past), but I'm not complaining. There were lots of interesting things submitted and I really enjoyed taking a read. After the past few hectic months it is especially nice to get back to something of a normal schedule and enjoy some great music related writings from fellow bloggers.

Anyways, enough small talk, lets get to it.

First, Dave from Omaha.net brings us a holiday look at the Omaha music scene... not exactly the place I would expect to find the most thrilling music scene, but from Dave's post, maybe I'm wrong: My Omaha Alternative Holiday Experience

Eric from CamelClutchBlog takes a look at a band I've heard mentioned a few times before too, although right now I can't remember exactly when... wrestler Chris Jericho's side project, Fozzy: The First Ever among the Fozzy Fanatics

We've got from Marek of In Online We Trust, a look at what sounds like it might be great metal album by Death: DEATH Symbolic | In Online We Trust

Marisa from Marisa.com.au was nice enough to send along three unique music reviews worth checking out:

1) Music review: Moneen - The World I Want To Leave Behind

2) Music Review: The Beautiful Few's The Nights You Did Your Hair

3) Music Review: Nouvelle Vague's 3

Michelle from Music and Mayhem passed over a look at what might be a side, and an album from Bon Jovi most people probably don't know about: These Days - The Forgotten Bon Jovi Album

Monica from American Blues News sent in a cool interview with Savory Brown/Foghat drummer Roger Earl: Pittsburgh: Roger Earl Interview by Monica L. Yasher | American Blues News

Peter from Monitor Down passed along a little list that is both kinda morbid, and pretty genuinely amusing as well... the choices may be kind of obvious at times, but I like his reasoning and tributes: Top 10 Rock Stars Whose Deaths Would Make Us Cry

Surbhi from The Viewpaper includes something on a band that I've liked since I was a kid, but for whatever reason, continues to amaze me each time I pick up an album: Queen Greatest Hits-1

And to close off (actually quite appropriately) from The Song of the Day, we have their choice for top albums of 2009... I find it especially interesting that I own none of them... I' might check a few out now though:
Top 10 Best Albums of 2009

I really enjoyed this canrival... not sure why, but this smaller collection of articles really struck a chord with me this month and has made me a little more excited about the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll again. Last month was actually plagued by technical problems that kept the number of articles submitted only to like 4-5 and sort of soured me on the whole carnival idea for a little bit.

As I said though, this month has helped restore a little bit of my excitement though and so the Carnival of Rock and Roll will continue, at least for a while more.

Oh and Happy New Years everyone...

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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