Carnival of Rock and Roll-June 2009

Hey there all you rock and rollers out there. It's carnival time again! This continues to be one of my favorite parts of running this site month after month as it's nice to see that there's plenty of other bloggers/writers out there with a passion for music and the desire to share it with others.

Anyways, that's enough of an introduction I'm sure, lets get right down to it.

First, we have something for those just aching for a debate. The Hall Monitor over at passed along an interesting piece about just such a debate: The question of whether or not Jimi Hendrix should be used in schools as an inspirational figure... let the debate rage: San Francisco Educators Hail Jimi Hendrix As Role Model for Teachers

Slayton491 from the Gospel According to Sean passed along a little commentary and a video from the Noisettes. Unfortunately the video has been removed from YouTube, but I thought I'd include this anyways as the band sounds pretty cool and I wanted to give Slayton491 a little thank you for bringing them to my attention. There's more than a few other videos on Youtube from this band you might want to check out. I'm digging what I've heard from them so far... thanks Slayton491: The Noisettes The Gospel According to Sean

Now we'll get a little more serious with something inspirational passed along by Joe over at the Inspirational Quotes Blog... a great list that really seems to summarize much about why I, and many others, are so obsessed with music: The Greatest Inspirational Quotes Music

Chris over at Indiescreet takes a look at the newest Bob Dylan video... can't go wrong with Dylan: Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothing new video

James from the 80s Music Channel sent along a little discussion about Lou Gramm, and a movie I that have no idea why I'm familiar with. I didn't remember the song discussed either until I heard it, then it all came flooding back... Sorry James, I guess I'd tried to block out the 80s music scene from my memory, (ok, not ALL of the 80s music scene) to each their own though: Lou Gramm: Lost in the Shadows (1987)

Nate set along a brief but interesting look at what sounds like a cool place to check out music and music posters... a place I might have to check out if I'm ever in Calgary: Heritage Posters and music Store, Calgary

Eric from CamelClutchBlog brings to our attention a project that sounds like it could be pretty sweet... and one that I agree is much needed: Ozzy Osbourne Documentary on the Way

And then we have something I don't remember seeing submitted to this carnival before. Ed from Home Recording Studio Center passed along a look at the audio mastering process, and how to produce that amazing album. The rest of the Home Recording Studio Center site also looks like it has some great information, so if you're at all interested in recording you might want to check it out and see what you can learn: Audio Mastering Software - What does an Audio Engineer Do?

And last but not least, Tim from the Mental Defective League sent along a pair of cool top 15 lists on album artwork... and he picked a few great ones to include:

1) Top 15 Best Album Covers « The Mental Defective League

2)Top 15 Best Album Covers [Alternate Universe]

And once again we have quite a compelling collection for this carnival. There was also quite a collection of amusing Spam as always... well amusing to me at least... but I'm thrilled to see such a range of material from the music loving community. I wonder what next month is gonna bring?

As always, great work to everyone... keep it up.

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.

The next carnival will run "promptly" on July 1st 2009. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here:


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