Carnival of Rock and Roll–September 2010

Carnival time again. A bit of a short and sweet one this month... well shorter than some but longer than others I guess... so I think we'll just get right to it.

First, from Biagio over at Miami Grime, we've got an: Interview with Wallpaper

Carrie from Online Colleges brings us a nice resource for guitarists... some of the resources are pretty commonplace, but others are sure to help a few musicians out there: Novice to Slash: 100 Free Resources for Teaching Yourself Guitar

Chris from Life & Revolution sent in a cool article discussing some of the new ways for people to consume and bands to get their music out: Predicting the End of the Dinosaurs. Volume #2

Someone who has been something of a carnival regular, Eric from Camel Clutch Blog, sent in a pair of posts sure to appeal to all the metal heads out there... always cool:

1) Dave Mustaine - Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir Review

2) Full Details on the Big Four Concert DVD

Gian from Frantikmag.com included a nice review of what sounds like a pretty sweet concert. I hadn't seen these guys' site before, I think this is their first time in the carnival... or at least I don't remember... Site looks pretty cool though and worth checking out if you have the time, especially If you're into the heavier side of things: Frantikmag.com Live Review: Black Label Society @ The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA.

On the other side of the spectrum, we have from Jason over at The Moody Musings another interesting interview: Interview: John Mahon- Sir Elton John's Percussionist

Jordy from Omaha Arts and Culture sent in a pair of works. The first a concert review from what sounds like one of the good “concerts for a cause”, and the second is discussing what sounds like a totally unique art/music/dance project/scene from Omaha called Loom. Very cool on both counts, apparently there's a lot of unique things going on in Omaha... very cool indeed.

1) The Concert for Equality in Omaha Mixes Music and Politics | Omaha.net

2) Loom Weaves Omaha

Then we got a couple of top 10 lists, but not from the usual sources this time, and there some pretty unique lists for that matter as well.

From Mike at Christian Colleges Online we have: Top 10 Wedding Songs of All-Time

And from Naomi from Online College and University Education Database we have: 10 Rock Stars Who Went to an Ivy League School

Neenyo from Neenyo's Blood Sweat Tears & Love seems to share my view on creativity in the music industry... as do some others: Neenyo's blood sweat tears & love — Creativity vs Soundscan

And last but not least we end with another cool concernt review, this time from Zhu over at Correr Es Mi Destino: Metallica Concert In Ottawa

There you go... a pretty cool Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll in my opinion. I am not sure what is up with all the submissions from college related blogs. There seems to be an abnormally large amount of them in this bunch, but maybe it's my imagination.

Still, if the content is a cool read, then I guess it doesn't really matter where it comes from. Till next month carnival-ites.

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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