Carnival of Rock and Roll - November 2008

Although it was a little delayed this month due to a technical problems and all the election coverage here in the United States, I'm still excited to bring you this month's Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. Lots of great contributions this month, so lets get to it right away.

CarolOnBass from Bass-ically Speaking brings us a pretty cool interview with
Dr. Karen Page Gustafson, bass player and staff member of a Girls Rock and Roll Retreat: Bass-ically Speaking: Interview: Dr. Karen Page Gustafson

Audrey of Cracks in Sidewalks takes a look at an amazing slide guitarist I was first exposed to just last year at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in: Sonny Landreth A Goner within "Reach" | Cracks In Sidewalks

Audrey also takes a look a killer blues man and all around amazing musician, Taj Mahal, here: Taj Mahal, Heart Music | Cracks In Sidewalks

Tanya Bennett of I Should Be Napping sent along just a short notice about her band Mink Valley, but I thought I'd include it anyways because her blog is pretty interesting to read that I thought a few people of this carnival might enjoy... I haven't checked out her band's music yet, but they're on my list to now: Mink Valley will play Nearly Famous Music Festival

Naomi Stevens of Diary from Englandpassed along a little something about the myth, the man, the legend and perhaps accidental pop culture icon Rick Astley here: RICK ASTLEY NOMINATED FOR MTV AWARD

Naomi also passed along a little bit about rock and roll camp you might find interesting: £6,000 FOR A ROCK STAR LIFESTYLE

Workoutebooks of Music and Band does a little comparison in: Will Myspace Music kill iTunes?

Swapmeet Louie from The Front Loader passed along a pair of articles (and his site is pretty amusing in general as well)... one on AC/DC: If You Do Not Know Who AC/DC Is, I Will Have To Kill You.

And one on a rare Pink Floyd BBC bootleg: Pink Floyd: BBC Peel Sessions

Mr Sands of Nippon the Bus defends his love of the music of Shiina Ringo here: Apple Scrumping

Mama Bear from I've Got A Little Space to Fill share a bit of a concert review of a band that I wasn't familiar with, but might have to check out now in: Danko Jones Concert

And last but not least, Sharontpc of Psychic Cottage passed along just a little something that I thought was interesting because it deals with a little with philosophy and music... something that might make a few people think, and a few other people scratch their head I'm pretty sure: Law of Attraction and Janis Joplin

Definitely an interesting carnival this month, little shorter than some, little longer than others, but interesting... definitely interesting.

Anyways, as always, thanks for the great reads and 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 December 1st 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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