You may think that boy bands like the Backstreet Boys, ‘NSync, and 98 Degrees are a relatively new phenomenon. These groups are meticulously designed by music business elite to drive young girls crazy so that they buy their albums in huge numbers. It works too. This is not a new phenomenon in the music business. Boy bands have existed for years even since the origins of the rock n’ roll era in the 1960s. Some may even say that one of the most popular bands of all time, Read the rest of this entry »
The vinyl record collection is something great to behold. This music on wax format has been around for years before it got overshadowed by the ever so popular digital age of music. Today the vinyl is something that is hard to find. A DJ may have a large collection, but that is about it. The average American gets more stuff of their music online.
Thankfully, there are people that want to preserve the spirit of the old school music collections. This is why Read the rest of this entry »
Pandora is a lot of fun, but it can be frustrating too. You want to hear the rock songs you love, but you’re getting pop and…was that country? Here are some tips for creating a station of your rock favorites.
You can use artist seeds or track seeds to create a station. Both give Pandora an idea of the kind of music you like, but track seeds show exactly what sound you’re looking for. (Most artists have Read the rest of this entry »
Old music may be old, but there are reasons it has endured all these years. It’s nostalgic and fun. It doesn’t carry the baggage that most of today’s music does, although that doesn’t mean it’s just fluff. Some of it is quite deep. It speaks of eras long gone but fondly remembered.
You can keep the legends alive by planning family parties around a particular era or decade. Want to recapture the 1950s? Find or make poodle skirts, leather jackets, and learn some of the dances. Have someone dress up as one of the famous heartthrobs and deliver some good Read the rest of this entry »