POP MUSIC – BACK TO THE SOURCE

The late Ian Macdonald, one of most influential rock critics of all time, wrote in 2003 that “the essentials of modern popular music were laid down during a period of less than ten years and that, but for some technical innovations leading to various musical diversions (such as reggae, rap/hip hop Continue Reading

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

Will we ever see a band like Nirvana again? It’s hard to believe that the Nevermind album – which changed the face of the music industry in the early 90s – is now 24 years old! And since the decline of rock ‘n’ roll music in the late 90s, no Continue Reading

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD – WHERE DO YOU PLAY?*

My continuing misadventures as a failed musician in art-adverse Singapore where cover bands rule the music landscape. Against all common sense, I am recording a new album to be released in September. Look, I will be a senior citizen very soon and my name isn’t Dick Lee or Jeremy Monteiro, Continue Reading