Wednesday 23 Jul

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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Jimmy Webb prefers intimate venues

June 7th, 2007

Jimmy Webb, an Oklahoma native best known for his continuing career as one of America's most highly regarded and prolific popular songwriters, is accustomed to performing in venues of al...


Jimmy Webb, an Oklahoma native best known for his continuing career as one of America's most highly regarded and prolific popular songwriters, is accustomed to performing in venues of all sizes. However, he said he has a special regard for performing in the intimate surroundings of small spaces that place him close to the audience.

"My favorite gigs are the little ones " they're really just a lot more fun," Webb said. "It's a much more sterile experience if you're on a big stage. "¦ But when you're in the same small room with someone, you can see them and they can see you. You can see their eyes; you can see their smiles or their tears."

Webb has lived by the ocean on Long Island, N.Y., in recent years, while his participation continues in the creation of two very different Broadway stage shows:
" one based on the movie Western "Shane,"
" the other based on the Robert DeNiro film "A Bronx Tale."

"Both shows are going slowly. There's not a lot to report," he said. "Whenever I've met someone who's gotten a Broadway show up and running, whether it's done well or closed, I think it's a magnificent accomplishment."

In May, Webb, was presented with an honorary doctorate of musical arts by Oklahoma City University, and in lieu of a speech, performed for 30 minutes.

"I'm not sure they've ever done that at their commencement," Webb said with a laugh. "But they specifically asked for it." "C.G. Niebank


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