It’s the most dreadful time of the year. The time when thermostats are set low, heatwaves are way too high, and everyone keeps talking about how much they yearn for the cooler autumn and winter months. While I’m no genie and do not possess the power to change the weather for everyone, I can provide a little bit of a cool thought.
Mark Tennyson recently released his EP Boy Untitled, which is a five part musical and visual epic that has an additional creative companion work. This EP connects with a collection of poetry titled, A Wander’s Love Letter to the Universe. The five songs on the album connect with the five parts of the poetry book, which creates a beautifully vivid world for the reader and listener. There is a sixth song on the EP, but it is a live version of an earlier song in the list. While the poetry is non-linear the works it contains and the music it connects to were all inspired by a period of transition and growth in Tennyson’s life. From marriage to the loss of his father, he found himself growing and changing a great deal, which led him to find his creative impetus for this project. Continue reading “Boy Untitled EP and Poetry Book Review from @kleffnotes”
…And just like that, the music scene of 2019 has been revived and stabilized.
Following up with their 2017 AWKOHAWNOH (All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell) sophomore album, PVRIS has renovated their look, sound, and record deal. Once signed to Rise Records, the group has a new deal with Warner Music. I personally believe this will give them more space to grow into their defining sound, as well as give them a bigger platform and spotlight, both well deserved and earned.
Donovan Holden, an Ohio native who ultimately wound up in Los Angeles, has recently released a new music collection, ‘A Brighter Day,’ and I had the opportunity to talk with him about his work. From a young age he has been influenced by a variety of music genres and this has helped him to create three diverse albums. I appreciate him taking the time to answer all of my questions about his life and work. Continue reading “Interview with Donovan Holden from @kleffnotes”
Velvet Ibiza, Europe’s most epic queer women party, has hit the five year mark and the celebrate they are creating an event for the books. The talented Sarah Bettens will be headline and bring some fantastic energy and music to the stage. The magic and power of this event is something that so many LGBTQ+ women will be traveling to experience and you can be one of them.
Austin based songwriter Jana Pochop has released a new single “Lightning” that evokes feelings of love and longing through her beautiful lyrics paired with a gorgeous cello accompaniment. This single follows up her 2014 EP Throats Are Quarries, both of which were produced by Daniel Barrett. “Lightning” showcases Pochop’s talent of blending fearlessness and vulnerability within her lyrics. Continue reading “New Single “Lightning” from @janapochop Song Recommendation from @kleffnotes”
Now this is really a Blast From The Past because technically this is before my time…well actually came out the same year I was born haha. I am a huge fan of the 80’s, the music, the movies, the shows, yep, I love it all. This movie is no exception to my love of the 80’s. Continue reading “Blast From The Past: The Last American Virgin via @erinwise82”
Today is purple rain for us all as we have found out that legendary music artist Prince has died at the far too young age of 57. Continue reading “Legendary Musician #Prince Dead at 57 via @quietlikeastorm #RIPPrince #PurpleArmy”
Solitude is a blessing and a curse. In those quiet moments, we give ourselves permission to be vulnerable. We don’t need to mold ourselves into an acceptable public persona. We are who we are. When we are vulnerable, we bare our souls. It is scary. Yet, purity also comes from such moments.
That is what I find most inspiring about Brian Buckley Band’s music. The lyrics and melodies are raw and authentic, rich and yes, emotionally vulnerable. The songs comfort the listener because they speak directly to your heart. Continue reading “Brian Buckley Band’s music speaks directly to the heart via @tdmiller820917 @followbbb”
“Poetry is the music of the soul, and above all, of great and feeling souls.”
Voltaire Continue reading “Destiny Whitaker will turn Sky Boivin’s poetry into songs via @tdmiller820917 @desywhitaker @SkyBoivin”