Carnival of Rock and Roll - February 2008

February is looking like a good month for the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll as there were lots of interesting entries. It's good to see a lot of other bloggers saying something about rock and roll or music and that the carnival is growing as the most it grows the more everyone who contributes benefits. I'm looking forward to next month already.

First we have a look at quite an interesting book about how to survive in the indie music scene. Daniel Mandel contributed the review here: I Don't Need A Record Deal! - Review | Book Report, Indie

Fiona from shares some tips on surviving that big concert/festival event here: - rock music ezine: Festival Survivor Guidelines

Here's short but sweet review of a book on Van Halen from jason Campbell of Rock Dog's CD and Book Reviews: Van Halen - Everybody Wants Some

Two great album reviews from Jeremy Hobbs over at the Consumer's Corner this month. The first is on a release from Pillar: Pillar - For The Love Of The Game

And the second is from 12 Stones: 12 Stones - Anthem For The Underdog

Johnathan Dreamer reviews The Lionheart Brothers live here: The Lionheart Brothers live review

Lovelyn from Stop and Hear the Music takes a look at a song from Tom Waits: Tom Waits "Innocent When You Dream (78)"

The rockademic gives us a few bands to keep an eye on: Bands you should lend your ears to in 2008

Samuel Bryson of Total Wellbeing takes an interesting look at the relationship between music and intelligence here: The Power of Music - The Link Between Musical Ability and Intelligence

We have to interesting looks at two different songs from Sarah of Sarahspy. The first is from Partick Wolf: "Overture" by Patrick Wolf

And the second by Cat Power: New/old versions of "Metal Heart" by Cat Power

Sentric rants a bit (with good reason) about EMI and the music industry here: EM-I Could Do With A Hand(s)

We've also got a "Musical Monday" from Soccer Dad. Interesting sort of music/lyrics trivia worth testing your knowledge: Musical monday #31

And last but not least, Tony Josephson shares a bit about what music means to him and actually what it means to all of us, even if perhaps we don't realize it: You can observe a lot just by watching.: Chicken Soup for My Expatriate Ears

Well that was a heck of a carnival, keep up the good work everyone.

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 about music in some way, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read easily (sorry, English only). Also, I'd appreciate if you only submit some of your best works, not short, few word posts and try to keep multiple submissions within reason, meaning you can send two or three articles at most, but not like six... if you Spam the carnival with entries or with articles off topic you won't be included.

I still appreciate your contribution even if I didn't choose to include it (I still read them all) and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on March 1st 2008. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here:


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