Carnival of Rock and Roll - September 2007

Another interesting month for the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. I'm glad to see some new people submitting their work and some new ideas as well. Lets see what we got:

Fitbuff, sent along an interesting piece on the Mozart Effect, and although not dealing really with rock and roll, it's an interesting read about exactly what kind of effects music has on us, and apparently the New York Jets. Check it out: New York Jets Listen to Mozart on the Football Field

Another two interesting articles from Sheena over at Music Highway: Set Goals- Your Rockstardom Wasn't Built In A Day!

And: Create A Buzz - If You Build It They Will Come!

Jeremy over at the Consumer Corner passed along an interesting review of an album I probably should look at myself: the latest release from Fuel in: Fuel - Angels & Devils

Sam Smith of Scholars and Rogues sent along a interesting interview with rock and roll icon Graham Parker that is definitely worth checking out, here: Graham Parker: Stupid people should shut the f*** up

Jim Booth of Scholars and Rogues also sent along an interesting, truthful and perhaps a touch cynical (makes a good point though) view on the Woodstock anniversary: Woodstock nation: All that mud made... swine?

Although not really a written post, Chaosgone did post a collection of some of the best Van Halen footage to celebrate their latest tour. We all know how much I enjoy concert footage etc, so definitely worth checking out: Van Halen is Back!

Something completely unexpected, but an intriguing idea, Zen Master of the Haiku Review provides a telling and very succinct review in haiku format (talk about bridging artistic media) of the first Foo Fighters album in: Foo Fighters (Foo Fighters, 1995) | Haiku Reviewer - The Ancient Art of The Succint Review

Michelle of Tonic Gifts takes us through a brief tribute of some of the fallen musicians on the 30th anniversary of Elvis's passing here: You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Tom Hendricks of Musea and Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar sent along some interesting ideas from the Musea blog about why we need an alternative to rock, makes some good points: Musea E-mail Club #400 - 10 Reasons for an Alt to Rock

Blue Skelton from Production Blog, takes another look at the urban legend of Dark Side of the Moon and the Wizard of Oz. This is one of those rock and roll legends that just has to be checked out by everyone at some point, and each will draw their own conclusions. Take a look at what Blue Skelton thinks in: The Dark Side of Oz

Howard Ditkoff from the System Thinkers blog takes a look at improving ourselves through finding our true selves. This may not seem like a music related topic at first but he uses some musical examples for emphasis that I thought really give an idea about what music is about when related to the self... Worth checking out: The Joy and Power of Discovering True Selves

And from the cerebral to the amusing, we have Des from Hometracked passing along a post on things that I would say "add character" to an album: 10 Recording Bloopers That Made the Album

Wow, talk about a range of topics. Still, definitely some good reads, some thought provoking, others entertaining, all worth checking out.

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 about music in some way, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read easily (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 (I still read them all) and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on October 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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