Carnival of Rock and Roll-November 2009

Well now that the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll has returned in all it's rockin' glory, it seems about time for the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll to return from it's dormancy as well. This carnival was definitely an interesting one to sort through though. Three months of submissions and lots of spam along the way, but I'm sure you all will find more than a few interesting posts amongst this bunch, so here we go.

First we've got a couple of great posts from Alex, over at Headley Talks:

The first discusses the ongoing work of Paul McCartney, and maybe a little of the old Lennon vs McCartney debate as well: The McCartney Defense « Headley Talks

And the second is a review of a recent U2 concert... sounds like Bono and company are still in good form: U2 Roger’s Centre Review « Headley Talks

Annie from Online Colleges provided an extensive list of 100 music archives separated by genre from all across the internet: 100 Best Online Archives for Music Majors

Azaleafaye from What's an Azalea brings us a little bit about what looks like a pretty wild girl group from Australia, complete with a bunch of pictures: Toxic Lipstick: Cutie Australian Girly Band « What’s an Azalea?

Cameron from The Vines, shared a little something about a band I'm also kinda fond of by the same name: The Vines

While Carolyn from Online IT Degrees sent us a quick list of the: Top 10 Places to Get Online Radio for Free

And Chris from Band-it, apparently someone who shares my musical tastes, sent along a little something about my newest favorite band: Them Crooked Vultures

Delilah over at Gathering Orange shared something about a group I'm actually not to familiar with, Mika: Word Up

We got a little concert review on a little band called Nickelback from the -e-ManCave: How awesome is Nickelback in concert?!?! A rhetorical question!

Eric from CamelClutchBlog sent a long a few posts:

A look at the newest from Slayer: New Slayer Song Posted Online

And a pair commenting on Guitar Hero Van Halen, including a complete song listing

Aint Talkin? Bout Fun - Guitar Hero Van Halen Full Song List

Buy Guitar Hero 5 and Get Guitar Hero Van Halen Free

And from Frontstage we got a nice look at the latest from the Black Crows: The Black Crows, Before the Frost …Until the Freeze

Holly from Casino Online sent us something interesting, a top list of gambling songs? I never really thought about “gambling songs” before, but any list that includes the Artic Monkeys and Motorhead sounds pretty interesting: Top 5 Gambling Songs – CasinoOnline.co.uk

And from jerklogic we've got an amusing little rant... nothing like a good rant... about: Bass as a weapon: Annoying loud bass music

Manoj from My dreams as a digital artist provided a little interesting commentary on: Nisha Kataria: an US settled Indian singer.

While Mark of OnlyBabyBoomers brings us some information about new releases related to: Woodstock Music Festival 1969

We got a number of different lists from Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll regular, the oldwizard, but I've only picked two that I thought were particularly worth checking out:

Some interesting choices in this one for sure: Top 10 Guitarists of All Time

And a few more on this list as well: Top 10 Underrated Songs

Peter over at Monitor Down sent along a couple of great posts, one discussing a band I'm familiar with in name only: Army Navy Tweets Their Way Through UK Fueled Only by Pints

And another about one of my all time favorites: The Curioso’s Guide to Radiohead

Surbhi from The Viewspaper sent along a great pair of articles, the first an extensive look at the latest from “The Boss”: Bruce Springsteen – Working On a Dream

And the second a more general look at rock music in general: Rock: It’s what we’re all about

Suzane from Executive MBA Programs passed along a brief bit about music as it relates to medicine and surgery... provides an interesting bit of insight: Music – Now More and More in the OR

And another thing from out of left field, submitted by the Vegetarian Star, a little gossipy, but still interesting, brief look into the life of a very underrated guitarist in: Johnny Marr: Not The Tabloid Vegan Bad Boy Anymore

AND last but not least, from submitted by Zhu from Correr Es Mi Destino, a brief review of a recent Green Day concert, complete with a nice set of pictures: Green Day In Ottawa

And so there you have it... the mother of all carnivals!

Yeah it was a bit longer than most, but quite a variety of posts including some of the most interesting ones I've seen in the entire time I've been hosting this event. I also thought it was interesting to see a lot of non-music related blogs getting into talking about music a little... that's intriguing to say the least.

Anyways, as always, keep up the good work everyone. I will be updating all the old carnivals in the next few days to better reflect the new site, including updating all the trackbacks, so if you've been a part of the carnivals for a while, you might see a bunch of them coming in this week. And as far as trackbacks go for this post, they are not yet active, but will also be coming in the next few days, at which point, feel free to make use of them if you so desire.

Also, the Carnival is officially back so we WILL be hosting it in December. There's also going to be a new information page coming about the carnival soon as well, so keep your eyes peeled.

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.

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