Carnival of Rock and Roll - September 2008

Man, am I glad that August is over. I don't know about the rest of you, but it sure was a hectic month on my end. September is looking to be busy as well, if not busier, but hopefully there won't be nearly as many surprises along the way. Enough about that though, lets get this month started off right with a high quality Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll and hopefully the positive vibes will carry through the rest of September.

Although it's not a purely music related piece, we're starting off with an amusing and actually quite intellectual look at the future through the "music lens". This is part three actually, so take some time to check out the other two as well, they're thought provoking and pretty funny too: Rickey’s Life Through Music Part III: The World of Tomorrow

Ari of Aries9 passed along a little look at a music site I hadn't heard of (amazing, I know, I was shocked too) that looks pretty cool actually, in: Mix Turtle: More Paving of the Way to Free Music

RT of Black and White Audio sent a concert review of a group/duo I might have to check out in the future: She and Him - Live at the Opera House

Rich of Black and White Audio also sent a long a review of a Coldplay show that's worth checking out as well: Coldplay - Live at the ACC July 30th '08

Terry, of What to Do About, passes along some humorous, but also helpful, advice (and maybe a lil social commentary as well) for all the up and coming rockers in: What To Do About ANNOYING FANS

Ian of Cultureless Kids sparked my interest by taking a look at a band I had only vaguely heard mentioned before: Silent Scenery - When We Escape From The Moonlight

Tony of Rockin' Daily picked 5 of his favorite "driving music" songs to share here: 5 Great Rock and Roll Songs for the Car

Sarah of Sarahspy has apparently rekindled a love of Radiohead by catching their set at APW. She shares her review with some great clips too... definitely wish I could have been at this one: Thank you APW for reminding me that Radiohead is the greatest band that ever lived

This one's a little "ad like", as Paul (the author) is just promoting the music related Ezine he's starting, but I thought I'd share it anyways because it sounds like it might be a cool project to check out once it gets off the ground. The link includes a link where you can sign up for the ezine too if you're interested: Calling all Music Lovers

The Old Wizard sent a long a sweet (as in awesome, not as in awww) list of his favorite American bands in: Top 10 American Bands

Old Wizard also sent along another hilariously bitter rant of a list that I just couldn't justify including... the ties to music were just a little too weak. I felt it was worth mentioning though because you should definitely take a minute or two to search through the Old Wizard's site if you're interested. I'm sure you'll find more than a few posts that will probably make you laugh.

Johnathan of Rock and Roll Classics sent a post featuring a neat little idea; a tour of New York based in rock and roll. Seemed like a cool idea worth sharing, which is probably why Johnathan sent it in: Walking through Rock History with Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Springsteen & Dylan

CarolOnBass of She Lives takes a look at how the live music scene is changing and hopefully not dying in: She Lives: Live Music: Hanging By a Thread

And last but not least, Audrey of Cracks in Sidewalks takes a look at a documentary on an artist that I really wish was better appreciated (outside of indie circles that is) here: Leonard Cohen "I'm Your Man" | Cracks In Sidewalks

Well there you have it. Seemed like a good start to September to me. Actually, although this may not have been the most expansive carnival I've seen, and not the most innovating, everything that was submitted was really well done and I really enjoyed reading all of it... even things that didn't make it. Great job everyone, keep it up as there's always next 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 October 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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