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Today in Music

On this Day April 22, 1991

The Dave Matthews Band played their first ever-live show when they appeared at The Earth Day festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On this Day April 22, 1978

Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the 'One Love Peace Concert' in Jamaica. It was Marley's first public appearance in Jamaica since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.

On this Day April 22, 1966

Two dozen local group's appeared at a battle of the bands gig in Matawan Keyport Roller Drome in New Jersey. All acts performed three songs each. The Rogues won first place, second was Sonny & The Starfires, and third place went to The Castiles, (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals). The three winners were given an opportunity to perform at the Roller Drome the following week as part of a major concert headlined by The Crystals.

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Joani Taylor

The best Speech I Have Ever Read Regarding Music and being an artist.

Posted by Joani Taylor on February 26, 2011 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Boston Conservatory:


(This is just in case you ever feel that what we do is meaningless or trivial)


"One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn't be appreciated. I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that as a doctor or a research chemist or an engineer, I might be more appreciated than I would be as a musician. I still remember my mother's remark when I announced my decision to apply to music school-she said, "You're WASTING your SAT scores." On some level, I think, my parents were not sure themselves what the value of music was, what its purpose was. And they LOVED music, they listened to classical music all the time. They just weren't really clear about its function. So let me talk about that a…

Joani Taylor


Posted by Joani Taylor on February 26, 2011 at 3:18pm 3 Comments

"i hear so much complaining about this subject, i just wanted to lay my practical experience on you. free.first, three pre-conditions:1. if you are a very materialistic person, skip this article, i don't think you are going to like what it says.
2. if you don't have the music where you want it art-wise, you might want to go work on that, this article isn't going to help you much either. you will be better off by practicing and studying and working on your music instead. you will need to get the art pretty close to where you want it, before you should worry about making much of a living out of it.
3. determine if you are actually called to be a musician. if you aren't called, all the gyrations in the world, won't make it work. if you are called, no matter what you do, it's going to work. this determination will solve most of the problems you are going to…
Steve Lucas

The last photos, and how the Monday Night's all began, from Lou.

Posted by Steve Lucas on February 21, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments


Click the pic to be taken to Lou Pallo's Blog at The Les Paul Foundation.




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