Carnival of Rock and Roll - April 2007

This is the inaugural edition of the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll, a blog carnival hosted here on the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll. There were a lot of interesting contributions, and not everyone was accepted, but most were good and pretty interesting.

Christine Kane talks a bit about how new songs are necessary but can be a little scary for both the artist and the audience in: Rust Never Sleeps

Charles H. Green of Trust Matters has some interesting views on creating music, spirituality and the mindset of being a great musician, as well as how it can relate to other parts of life like business in: Best in the World

Jon Swift has an interesting viewpoint on how music and conservative politics interact as he takes a look at 50 More Conservative Rock Songs. It is an interesting viewpoint although I'm not sure I agree with some of his points or the songs on the list, but definitely still worth checking out.

Santhros of Autentico Ecuatoriano submitted an interesting piece about popular rock groups and his opinion on Nirvana being one of the best: It is an interesting piece but it is written in Spanish so you might have to have it translated (like I did less than perfectly). You can find it here: Encuesta de Noviembre: Nirvana, los más arrechos.

Jamie at the Alternative Rock Blog has included a short post about a Radiohead cover and includes a link to listen in Anberlin covers "Creep" by Radiohead
and also a little something about Circa Surviver including a concert video in Circa Survive- Cure (New Song Video) Ap tour

Jason over at The Music Nazi, included a nice little post asking where have all the rock stars gone from modern music in: Where Is My Quintessential Rock Star???

Sheena Metal contributed two of her articles about band promotion and songwriting called: To Tour Or Not To Tour- That Is The Question!
and Every Song Tells A Story...But Does It Need To Be An Abstract Novel?

Allyson at Bring Back Glam has a lot to say about legacies in the music industry and she raises some interesting point in: Forlorn Legacy

Dan Harris talks a bit on China, Reggae, Rock and the Chinese music scene in: Roots, Rock, Reggae, Dis Is China Music

And Last but not least, Sundance at A Girl Named Sundance shows her interest in electronica as well as her new favorite band in: Mute!

Overall it was a very interesting carnival this month. I'm looking forward to it growing and gaining more submissions next month as these entries were all pretty interesting.

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 is preferable as my translator isn't the best). I still appreciate your contribution and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on May 1st 2007. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here: Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll


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