Carnival of Rock and Roll - May 2007

This is the inaugural edition of the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll, a blog carnival hosted here on the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. There were a lot of interesting contributions, and as always, not everyone was accepted, but most were good and pretty interesting.

Charles H. Green over at Trust Matters sent a pretty interesting post thats very deep revolving around attempts at building guitars (interesting because I've built two myself). A very thought provoking little piece: http://trustedadvisor.com/blog/101/

Jeffery Strain at Personal Finance Advice (I know, not exactly a music blog, but it was a music related post) posted an video from Dick Dale discussing how to make money in the music business. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you're in the business... I mean who wouldn't accept advice from Dick Dale? http://www.pfadvice.com/2007/04/04/how-to-make-money-as-a-rock-star/

Mr. Besilly of Mr. Besilly's Blog did a nice review of the latest Beatles issue, the Love album remixed from the original tunes. Great review, and has definitely inspired me to check it out when I get the chance as well, seeing I was hesitant about hearing my favorite Beatles songs remixed myself. http://mrbesilly.typepad.com/mr_besillys_blog/2007/04/the_beatles_lov.html

Jason Kirk of Brick Cheney raises some interesting questions about why we have classic rock but not classic rap. Was quite interesting (and the fact that I know next to nothing about rap didn't detract at all) because I never really thought of classic eras of other genres: http://jasonekirk.blogspot.com/2007/03/party-like-iraq-party-like-rockstar.html

Jamie over at the Alternative Rock Blog sent a couple of different things worth checking out, including an interesting video from an up coming music DVD: http://altrockblog.wordpress.com/2007/04/27/music-dvd-the-sound-of-animals-fighting/

And also a little concert review of a show with a couple of bands: http://altrockblog.wordpress.com/2007/04/16/concert-review-ap-tour-envy-atal-circa-and-cute/

Sheena Metal sent over another two articles from her series on the music industry. Quite well done. On on burning bridges: http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Stop-Burning-Bridges...Or-Your-Career-Might-Go-Up-In-Flames!&id=256637

And one on how bands should record and get their music out on CD: http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Show-Me-The-CD...If-You-Think-Your-Musics-Great,-Record-It!&id=256641

One of the most interesting posts I was submitted was a short story from Elvis D from 365 Fiction. The story itself has little to do about music, but was supposedly inspired by the latest Nine Inch Nails release. I like this concept as I often see scenes in my head play out while listening to music and to see someone commit some of that in writing was pretty cool. There are a whole bunch of stories, definitely worth checking out, although as I said, they are not directly about music: http://topwritecorner.com/2007/04/20/another-version-of-the-truth/

Tim Abbott writes about reminiscing while listening to vinyl, and how specific songs can take us back, just like that. Great post, and the fact that it begins talking about a great Dylan track doesn't hurt either: http://greensleeves.typepad.com/berkshires/2007/04/shelter_from_th.html

And last but not least this month, Kathryn over at the San Fan Voice talks about the San Fransisco music scene and specifically about a local band called Merch, that she describes as Cello Rock. I don't know exactly what that means, but it sounded pretty interesting from her description so definitely worth reading. I might check the band out myself when I get the chance: http://www.sanfranvoice.com/san-francisco-bands-merch/

I'm excited to see a little more interest in the carnival as it was an interesting bunch of articles this month.

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 June 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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