Conscious Art and Music
After three decades, and the purchase of Lucasfilms by Disney, the next Star Wars adventure, Episode 7, is being released. Star Wars:The Force Awakens is being heralded as a wonderful new sequel with all the adventure and power of the original three. This review says it delivers. Star Wars was and is an art form that imitates life as we are coming to know it in the 21st Century. Two more episodes, 8 and 9 are in the offing as well. May the Force be with us all!
We all know that music, really good music, has the power to move us emotionally. For me, Jordan Smith’s performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love” on The Voice last night did just that – and more.
Alexis speaks with film historian and new media pioneer Randall Libero about the multiple dimensions of Hollywood Film Watch the full interview on YouTube What do motion pictures (Hollywood Film) have to do with human consciousness? According to film historian and new media expert Randall Libero, a lot! When we watch a movie, whether romantic […]
On a symbolic level, the sculpture asks us to allow the light of our inner child to shine bright and lead us.
Famous actress & healthy eater, Gwyneth Paltrow, takes a much-needed stance against GMO chemical violence by recently heading to the U.S. capitol to express her concerns about the DARK Act which could trample on the right of states to enact GMO food-labeling laws.
U2 have spent the past couple of months bringing special guests – an Elvis impersonator, a Canadian U2 cover band, Lady Gaga – onto the stage at their own shows. But on Wednesday night, they brought the act to a higher level when The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the New York-based U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire at The Cutting Room, a club in New York that seats 450 people.
[Tom] Morello is best known as the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, but he’s also sold millions of albums with Audioslave and, more recently, he’s recorded on his own as the Nightwatchman and with underground rapper Boots Riley in Street Sweeper Social Club. On top of all that, in 2014 Morello spent much of the year as a member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, and later this year he’s playing in Ozzy Osbourne‘s backing band…During his recent Radio.com visit, the main thing on Morello’s mind is his brand-new record label, Firebrand Records.
Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams just released a soul-stirring and thought-provoking piece of musical activism called “Freedom!” The video expands on his lyrics (see below), with nods to slavery, the environment, science, plus political, gender, and sexual freedoms.
Last week, a story about The Runaways’ Jackie Fuchs, centered around her account of being raped by the late music entrepreneur Kim Fowley in a motel room full of people on New Year’s Eve in 1975, challenged the very idea that rock and roll is something worth loving. Fuchs’ account hit the music world like a bomb that obliterated all taste of cherry from our mouths, demanding the acknowledgment of certain painful facts from anyone who loves 1970s pop culture, that groundbreaking all-female band in particular, or the romantic notion that music celebrating and enacting sexual openness is a force for freedom and empowerment.
By Omar Cherif Three weeks ago, I found through my Finnish bungalow-mate, Jarkko, that there is an Underworld concert at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought it would be a cool event and we agreed to go together. We had our raving days back in our early 20s and it has been while for the both […]