Friday, May 20, 2011

Pennan Brae - "Pathways"

Directed by Mogcat and shot in Canada and in 6 states in the U.S. over a 10 day period, covering 6,000 miles, Pennan Brae's video "Pathways" from his debut release Shaded Joy conveys the story of a couple who are obviously experiencing some turbulence in their relationship. Initially, the young woman waits for her lover with anticipation at a restaurant, and they continue to text each other while he makes a trek that seems to take him across the world and through all types of terrain and weather. He walks in haste with the sole purpose of getting to her, but an apparent pain from the past won't allow her to believe that he's really coming. One of his last text messages to her is that "He's almost there" and to "Order a beer" for him. She responds, "Sure you are," waits a few more moments and then departs to the ladies room in disillusionment. Mere seconds later, he arrives, doesn't see her, and leaves. It's a lesson about how sometimes we fail to give each other the benefit of the doubt when we should and how if you just believe and hold on, what you've been waiting for might be just around the corner. The video is an emotional one, almost invoking tears at the end when you realize that if either of them had only given the other a break and not given up, they would be together.

Musically, the folksy harmonica plays a huge role in the song, both as part of the background and as a solo. The piano, drums, guitar and bass carry the tune well, which is easygoing and part Americana and country. Brae's mellow voice is perfect for "Pathways," which is quite touching, with lyrics like 'As the daylight shines/My mind is calmly thinking/When the evening calls/Your light is gently sinking' and 'As you draw the blinds/To end another day/Should our pathways fail/Good luck along the way'.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Robert Weingartz Chairman And CEO Of AirPlay Direct Recognized In Music Row "In Charge" Edition

Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct, has been recognized by Music Row magazine in their annual "In Charge" edition which profiles Nashville’s top music industry decision makers.

The prestigious Music Row publication - on stands now - includes the following profile about Weingartz:

Robert Weingartz founded digital-to-radio music delivery platform AirPlay Direct in 2005 and relocated to Nashville in 2009. Current artist members include Roy Orbison, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Susan Boyle, Charlie Daniels and others. Weingartz is also Publisher & Founder of their digital publication, the Direct Buzz. He was recognized by Music Connection Magazine in its Top 50 "Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers & Guiding Lights of 2008."

"I am honored to be included in this illustrious grouping of industry movers-and-shakers," states Weingartz. "Since relocating the company to Nashville in late-2009, my team and I have worked hard to reach out to the established local music business community. This acknowledgement definitely makes me feel welcome here as a leader."

About AirPlay Direct:
AirPlay Direct is a global digital music delivery system servicing radio and the entertainment industry with downloadable content from some of the biggest names in music, alongside rising independent artists. AirPlay Direct’s web-based artist marketing, promotion, education, and advocacy platform allows artists, record labels, and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits to industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows media programmers and film/TV music supervisors to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists, and immediately download music and related artist information. AirPlay Direct recently introduced our genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts which track the download activity that our member's music receives from our world-wide radio panel. AirPlay Direct also publishes the digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Singer Tony Adamo @ # 5 With "What Is Hip"

Singer Tony Adamo @ # 5 with "What is Hip"

Singer Tony Adamo's "What is Hip" moves up to #5 on alllaboutjazz Top MP3 Downloads in the last 30 Days

"'What Is Hip' is Tony Adamo's exuberant jazzy take on Tower of Power's funk classic. Adamo and his producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker take Tower of Power's classic funk number and give it a more sinewy vibe, elasticizing the vocals and the bass, while crackling up the song's more timpanic elements. This exuberantly selfassured remake recalls the Acid Jazz insouciance of the early 90s while harkening back to the Big Band era and the Vegasy stylings of suave masters of selfconfidence such as Tom Jones and Al Jarreau. Adamo has a brash selfassuredness and a sense of showmanship that's neither unearned nor in your face." Devon Jackson, Magazine Editor Freelance Music Journalist- The Village Voice to Rolling Stone and Details.

"What Is Hip?" (S Kupka, E Castillo, D Garibaldi : BobALew Songs ASCAP)

Vocal/Hipspokenword Tony Adamo
Drums Mike Clark
Bass Richie Goods
Piano Neil Larsen
Guitar Jerry Stucker
Percussion Bill Summers
Bari Sax Stephen Doc Kupka
Trumpet Eddie Henderson
Background Vocals Sandy Griffith
Midi Programming Jerry

Cutting Edge - If The Walls Could Talk

The band Cutting Edge knows how to make a political statement with both impact and style. They simply do it musically, in a way that captures your attention and never lets go. Their video, "If The Walls Could Talk" begins with a powerful guitar lead that is backed up by a bass and rhythm guitar that go into overdrive bringing it all together. The piercing lyrics kick off a pretty substantial critique of the workings of our government, bringing to light the questions "If the walls could talk on Capital Hill, what do you think they would say? Would it be a place of honor or a place worse than hell? How can they say they truly feel our pain, when we're the ones who suffer and they're the ones that gain?" Greedy, power hungry politicians who do not have the people's best interest in mind are not spared the rod by this group.

"If The Walls Could Talk" reminds one of the way music videos used to be made – always moving, very busy and highly intriguing. It begins with a live performance and shifts constantly between pictures of the Capital in Washington, D.C., the "devils" in Washington, and scenes indicative of seduction, manipulation and crookedness. The point is firmly driven home with a talking mouth that appears on various sites in D.C. and other famous places, mouthing the words to the song, even throwing in images from Star Trek, Jay Leno and others. Highly creative and entertaining, the video is a perfect match for the track, which is thought provoking and expresses the sentiments of the way most Americans feel about the government. It's impossible to stop watching as it grabs you at the proverbial collar and leaves you thinking about what the walls would indeed say if they could talk. The perfect mixture of rock, rap, and frankness make "If The Walls Could Talk" cutting edge, fun, fresh, and fantastic!

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