Carnival of Rock and Roll - July 2008

Alright, back to regularly scheduled programming here at the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. Bout time too if you ask me as I really missed the carnival last month. It's a good dose of what's going on in the world of rock on the internet usually with a great range of topics and articles. One good thing that did come from missing the June carnival it seems though, is that this month got a lot more entries than I normally see... which is pretty sweet.

And so without further ado... the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll July 1st 2008:

First we've got a set of articles (on a single page) from a site I hadn't heard of before, but is pretty cool and worth checking out (has a killer name too): Chicks with Guns. The first article is an interview with Mario R. Martin (he worked in the music business a bit over the years), and the second is a little head to head between Oasis and Echo and the Bunnymen: Reality Check #6 - Mario Madness

Jeff Sullivan sent along a review of a a cappala show from down in Branson. That city is known for it's music and shows so sounds like this is one worth checking out if you're gonna be there: Six - Best New Shows In Branson

He also talks about seeing an Eagles tribute band as well: The Eagles Tribute - Take It To The Limit

Josh Lien of Spin Your Wheels talks a bit about Pandora. If you're unfamiliar with Pandora it's definitely worth checking out... I've known about it for a while and have considered writing a little something about it myself for a while now: Pandora Radio - Listen to a Free Internet Radio Station and Discover New Music You Will Like

Jonathan from Sentric Music's Weekly Blog brings a little advice for unsigned artists on how to use the internet. Maybe not 100% music related, but still a quality post with some good tips on using internet tools to your advantage (whether you're in a band or not really): Web-er You Know It Or Not… 03/06/2008 « Sentric Music’s Blog by sP

Blue Sunshine from MiscGarbage.com shares some videos and talks about going to see GWAR. If you're a metal fan (or even if you're not), it just doesn't get too much more intense than a GWAR show: GWAR Concert In Pittsburgh: May 27th, 2008

Dan-O from Danosongs.com also brings some good advice for anyone looking to play music on their websites... a must for bands in this age if you ask me, but good for regular music lovers too: Music Player Options for Streaming Music on Your Own Website

Ian Bowman of If it Feels Good Do it, takes a pretty amusing look at one particular Judas Priest album (he's got a pretty amusing site in general though, so check it out): 80s Songs You’ve Probably Never Heard Unless You’re A Recovering Coke Addict II: All Songs On The Album "Defenders Of The Faith"

Niharika from Free Geekery sent along just a straight forward list of places you can find free music. Maybe not a straight through read, but something cool to bookmark and come back to to check out a new one every so often when you can: 100 Free Sources for (Good) Downloadable Music

Ari Koinuma from Aries9 talks a little about songwriting, arrangements and composition in: Something for Everyone

Dr. Deb sent along a little something about Adam Duritz talking about mental disorders. Kinda random, but also kinda interesting if you're a fan of the Counting Crows... and a good reminder that being a musician/artist isn't always easy (mentally speaking): Adam Duritz of "Counting Crows" Addresses Mental Illness

Cody from Retrad Music sent a long a sweet couple of suggestions (including an album from a band I've written about before: Black Mountain) for: Music to Roll Your Windows Down to This Summer

Carol of She Lives brings an insightful interview with Boston area all female band HRT: Thursday 13

Sarah from SARAHSPY talks a bit about seeing a band I might have to keep an eye on in: Frightened Rabbit tops list of bands I saw in May

Shaheen Lakhan of GNIF Brain Blogger passed along some more interesting bits on music (specifically Mozart) as a form of medicine for relaxation etc: Mozart, MD - Music for the Mind and Body

Brent Diggs of The Ominous Comma brings us a pretty amusing little music video (his site is another one worth checking out as a whole as it's pretty funny too): Striking Back - The Nuclear Option of Music Videos | The Ominous Comma

And last but not least, A. Lee from e Art Fair .com takes a look at an artist who has really sparked my interest (sounds sort of like she does real modern art, but uses sound and layered soundscapes to create her works) in: Pamela Z’s Pendulum

This was a great carnival... one of the best I've seen for shear scope and entertainment value.

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 directly 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.

The next carnival will run on July 1st 2007. 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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