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AND NOW, OUR NEWEST FEATURE by Trinity Lost
GOING GA-GA OVER GAGA ! Jazz Singer - Rock Goddess
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OK so why does a 60+ year old man who publishes a web magazine and gets CD's sent to him every day to review go out and actually buy new music? Very simply that I am a huge fan of great song writing and production, engineering. With a strong and beautiful voice to go with the songs she writes Lady Gaga is a clear choice for me and that's why I own "Joanne" and " Born This Way " both. When some of my die-hard Blues and Jazz friends snicker about all the gaga-isms going around I point out unhesitatingly that I am a fan of Gaga, as I am of Adele and a few other current songwriter female talents including Taylor Swift and without shame. Lady Gaga wrote over two-hundred songs for this latest album and then selected the top tracks to release. Just the thought of that is exhausting isn't it? Recently the Lady G stunned the world of sports with her incredible half-time show at the Super Bowl and then just a few weeks later Rock-Shocked us all with a Grammy awards television special and command performance with the one and only Metallica. The duet between James Hetfield and herself will undoubtedly go down in History as one of hard Rock music's greatest moments, but this is all delivered by the same fine woman who sang a duets album with Tony Bennett. This writer believes that there is nothing Lady Gaga can't do well and that although she's amassed a fortune of hundreds of millions and is revered the world over - we are just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg! Go out and buy your own Lady Gaga album or downloads and don't forget to put some Metallica in your full metal basket while you're at it ! Bruce J Maier
Barry Gibb releases first solo album in thirty-two years
" IN THE NOW " continues to impress !
I first heard the Bee Gees in early 1968 when my brother turned me on to his prized " Bee Gees 1st "
which would be their third release, though their first International album after two, available only
in Australia. Barry Gibb makes his home in Miami Florida and at seventy years of age has
finally come out of a self-admitted " funk " and is writing and performing once again. The
first single from the new CD or Vinyl album is called Star Crossed Lovers, which I like
very much because he actually had the nerve to not make it sound like the Bee Gees at
all, rather a smooth solo voice with his enchanting vibrato which drew hearts together
for decades. It's all Barry, moving on from the early and tragic losses of all three of
his brothers and, taking another bite out of the pie of life one song at a time.
I just purchased this album at my local music retailer as a gift for mt wife but I
suspect it will be played a great deal in my office as well.
You can find out much more about Barry Gibb at : barrygibb.com Bruce J Maier