Carnival of Rock and Roll - January 2008

Throughout 2007, there were some excellent pieces submitted to the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. I'm continuing the carnival into the new year and the trend is continuing as there were some great contributions this month.

Some people have all the luck and JD of I Do Things so You Don't Have to seems to be one of them. This month he discusses seeing U@ in Ireland of all places. Check it out: I Saw U2. IN IRELAND! so you don't have to

Eric Frey discusses the importance of EQ and how to do it correctly in a rock and roll setting in: How EQ Can Make Or Break A Mix

Here's a great contribution from Kry of theBlog2KillAllBlogs. The title says it all: Top 10 Power Ballads of All Time... a.k.a The songs that you are ashamed to put in your iPod.

And another classic, this time from Steve Oliphant and on 80s music videos. They were pretty funny back in the day weren't they: Music Videos from the 80?s

Another post I can totally relate to is from Aahz of Philaahzophy: Where Is Today's Punk Rock?

From the blog of amusing music ads, Blues/Rock Band Looking For Bass, Drums, Vocals, here's another funny one: Know when to stop talking. Or writing

I have totally seen concerts that left me with questions despite being amazing shows, like this Rush show that Archvillain of A Dark and Sinister Force for Good discusses in this post: 2007 June « A Dark and Sinister Force for Good

90shardrock sent along a look at the solo career of Dave Navarro, or at least part of it, in: Dave Navarro "Rexall"

David Mills from The Undercover Black Man, takes a brief but interesting look at the top 50 songs from 1970 here: Artifact: Britain’s biggest hits of 1970

Circaman from Rockademic passed along a great video of Anthony Green playing live: Anthony Green & Casey Crescenso perform Unravel

And last but not least here's an interesting discussing from Allyson B Crawford from Bring Back Glam! about picking 5 songs to listen to for the rest of your life. I don't think I could chose, but there were some great ones listed: Five Songs, One Life

Well I guess it was actually a shorter carnival than other months, but I really liked everybody's contributions a lot this month so I think this is one of the best carnivals I've seen so far... a good sign for 2008.

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 in some way, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read easily (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 (I still read them all) and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on February 2st 2008. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here: http://www.soulofrocknroll.com/?page_id=41

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