Carnival of Rock and Roll–January 2011

And rising from the ashes of an... let's say interesting... year of 2010, we have the first Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll of 2011. In fact this is more than just the first carnival of 2011, but the first of what I am hoping is a bit of a rebirth for the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. 2010 proved to be a difficult year to get just about anything accomplished with this site, but 2011 has, for the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll already shown new renewed promise and a positive feeling not felt in quite some time. So let's get it kicked off right with the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll!

First we have an interesting article from April over at Obscured by Sounds discussing a recent Omaha meeting with the founder of Pandora, not to mention a bit on how the music industry is changing for artists: Opening Pandora's Box with Tim Westergren

From Bridget from Masters Degree sent along just a quick list you might be interested in if you like some classical with your rock: 50 Best Blogs for Exploring Classical Music

Now here's something cool that I haven't seen before. DRM sent in a look at: The Sitar - Its Influence on Popular Music

DRM also sent in a brief piece on the amazing Jerry Garcia, specifically geared towards Garica's environmental statements: "Everything Must Go" and Jerry Garcia's environmental message

Switching gears back to the classical for a second, although with a bit more fun and humor this time, we have from Nils over at Piano Street's Classical Piano Blog, a look at the great Victor Borge:

Changing gears again we've got another list, this time from Susan over at College Crunch, for all you Hip Hop Fans: 25 Best Blogs for Hip-Hop Lovers

The SystemThinker takes a look at: Josiah Leming: Music, Videos, Websites and Other Resources

Also from SystemThinker we have a little recommendation to check out the work of David Gray: Music Recommendations: December 12-18, 2010 - “Full Steam” by David Gray featuring Annie Lennox

Zhu over at Correr Es Mi Destino sent in another great look at the recent Roger Waters tour, complete with some nice pictures to give you an idea of the scope of the production: The Wall Live | Correr Es Mi Destino

And last but certainly not least, we have another list... but this one is dedicated to all of you who prefer to play your music on those crazy things called turntables: 20 Soulful Blogs for Vinyl Fans and Collectors

Kinda a strange mix for a carnival... not the strangest I've seen, but still interesting all the same. Next month, hopefully more of the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll, along with lots more from the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. As always, keep up the good work 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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