Carnival of Rock and Roll - March 2009

It's carnival time again here at the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. Some really good contributions this month... but then again, this carnival is kind of lucky and gets good responses every month.

So, without further ado, here's the March 2009 Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll.

To start out, we have Jonathon from Liberal England who takes a look at one of the all time great (and one of my personal favorite) "Super Groups", Blind Faith, here: Blind Faith: Under my Thumb

Ian over at If It Feels Good Do It, provides a little hair metal comparison and it's a pretty funny read too even if you're not into the bands involved: Motley Crue Vs. Ratt, The Most Unneeded Review Ever Written

Scott fro ZombieChatter discusses a recent live DVD release from a band that was very recently featured here as well in: Wilco Live DVD: Ashes of American Flags

We have another 3 "Top lists" from someone who's becoming somewhat of a carnival regular, Oldwizard from As always, all three are worth checking out.

1) Top 10 Most Underrated Bands

2) Top 10 Music Videos

3) Top 5 Backup Vocalists

Liz from Travellogged sent along a recap of what sounds like a pretty unique (and probably once in a lifetime) concert experience in: Jimmy Buffett Actually Plays at a Margaritaville

Audio-fish of, well Audiofish, passed along a funny little post about air guitar and "air guitar products" that will probably having you laughing: Air Guitar Strings?

Khan from the Higher Education and Career Blog sent along something pretty cool about an individual who makes their living sort of indirectly in the music industry... an interesting read to say the least: Making a Career on Rock n’ roll Memorabilia

And in another look at music as an industry, Skelly of Borangutan sent along an in depth look general music industry problems and topics, as well as the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, in: Live Nation Entertainment and Irving Azoff (the savior of rock n' roll?)

And last but not least, BW, from BW's blog, sent along a brief look at an EP from an artist I'm actually not too familiar with, but might end up checking out now: Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

Another somewhat concise carnival this month. Still I wouldn't mind keeping these carnivals short and concise if everything is quality. Seemed like the month to spam carnivals too as I saw contributions on a wide variety of topics I wouldn't consider anything close to music... oh well.

Good job to everyone, some of the most interesting (and amusing) reads I've seen so far.

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 "promptly" on April 2st 2009. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here:


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