Musical Influences & Music Inspiration – 90s alternative, alt-rock – From the Mind of McFarland video blog.
One question that a musician gets asked in most any interview is some form of “what are your biggest musical influences” or “how would you describe your music” or “what is your music’s inspiration”? And it’s one of the most difficult questions for me to answer, because I draw my influences from so many places, and at the same time, from none very specifically. I’m aware that I have a tendency to let a little of whatever I’ve been listening to a lot of bleed into my music – for example, if I’ve been listening to a lot of graceland-era Paul Simon, you can expect some African-esque rhythms to find their ways into my music. If I’m listening to pop music, you’ll get shinier, happier songs, if I’m listening to 90s alternative the songs I write will have much more of an alt-rock vibe.
I’ve also discovered that I have a tendency to unknowingly borrow phrases from other songs that I haven’t heard in months, or even years. Before you cry “copyright infringement!”, you should know that very thought troubled me for a long time, until I realized that everyone does it, and also that working within the western major/minor scale and standard chord structures (which I don’t usually break out of), there are bound to be similarities. Earlier this week my friend Josh shared the song “Resurrection Fern” by Iron and Wine with me, and I noticed the chorus sounded very familiar. It took me a while to place it, and I burst out laughing when I realized that it shares a melodic phrase with the bridge of “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant. I’m sure that Samuel Beam didn’t intend to crib that phrase, and probably didn’t even realize he was doing so.
I could go on with more examples such as these – the chorus to “Hear We Go Again” by Mat Kearney (a personal favorite of mine) is the same as the verses to “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne. The structure of my song “Lighthouse” is almost identical to “Fix You” by Coldplay. The chorus of my band Aviatik’s song “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” resembles the verses of Rob Thomas’s “Little Wonders”. Elements of songs can become ingrained into one’s self-conscious, and re-emerge in the creative process.
Creativity is all about taking the things you’ve absorbed and reinterpreting them into something fresh. No artist is without musical influences… but artists don’t always know what their own influences are!
Unleaded rhythmic alt-pop fuels singer/songwriter and two-wheel troubadour Michael McFarland’s engine. Michael McFarland in the simplest summary? Writer, Rocker, Biker, Geek.
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Most of those who follow the alternative charts on YouTube will know that the regular poster that posted the charts hasn’t posted anything in a while. I’m planning to catch-up on the missing charts over the coming weeks/days for you guys if you missed anything. There will however, be no flashback #1 track or weekly recommendation for these catch-up videos.
Green – song gains in position or for a song not on the weekly chart
Orange – song drops in position or leaves the chart
Light blue – debut or re-entry
Grey – song remains at its position
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Artist: Free Parking!
Release: July 2012
Album name: Songs for Disabled girls [EP]
Song name: Dead Bands of the 90s
This is Lilly related one.
I mostly like the refrain in this, really catchy. I noticed that Free Parking’s style of composing and playing fits really well with the katawa shoujo’s topics, while not being too banal
Love of mine, you make it hard to tell the truth
And in your eyes I see the dead bands of the 90s
Playing hits from our youth
I know it’s true:
I love you
I’ll find my way out of this bottle through the bottom
And I’ll find my way around you
Oh, you were prom queen, you were something
Now I’m lost inside this humming and
I’ll find my way around you.
Love of mine, vintage of 2002
Is it true that you’re in Scotland, now?
How different is the food?
And if you see the Goo Goo Dolls on center stage
You know they’re playing for you
And I know every single word to Eve 6’s “Here’s to the Night”
And I would sing it when I thought of you
I know it’s true…
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“Stray Shadows” is an award winning music video and 3rd single from the indie rock band Blanket Barricade.
If you like weird alt-pop indie music and depressing slow like this one then you should certainly consider checking out the debut album “Parade Bells” on iTUNES or on Bandcamp.
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SHORT FILM / MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS:
Presented by Blanket Barricade and Awkward Moment Productions: http://awkwardmomentproductions.com
Short Film Shot on location in beautiful Coquitlam & Vancouver, Canada.
Executive Producer – Wesley Krauss
Producer / Writer / Director – Marshall Axani
Husband – David Lewis
Wife – Laurie Burtenshaw
Woman in Dress – Krista Magnusson
Prog Bandmates – Wesley
Associate Producer – Chris Judson
Director of Photography – Martin Dudzik
Production Designers – Bardia Garshasebi & Janice Rae
1st Assistant Director – Laura Clarke
Camera Operator – Chris Moone
Key Gaffer/Grip – Brett Fernets
Editor – Marshall Axani
Color Corrector – Martin Dudzik
Grip and Lighting Gear From PS Production Services Vancouver
Monitor Rental from 604CameraRentals
Special Thanks To: Peter, Jennifer, Owen & Emily Krauss,
The Axani Family
Depressed Melancholy Bob
Sad Melancholy piano by Wesley.
Check out another creative music videos from the Blanket Barricade team: A Velvet Affair – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Z5JO8gcn8
Lights flashing down the lane
Run inside dear and forget my name
Close your eyes, turn up the radio
And pray I’ll return one day
But don’t you wait
The parade bells we proudly rang
Still echo through my head
Our velvet affair will never fade
And for that there’s a price I’ve got to pay
Stray shadows have come for me
Don’t believe the tales they’ll spin of me
My only crime dear, I loved you honestly
And when they question, you must remember then
That you never knew my name
And that must never change
Song Review from SteamRoll:
“A tick tocky wheel of darkness it brings, this song creates a deep and sorrow chasm in the root of the heart. Elements of sadness and a touch of rock mixed in, it creates a catalystic flow of notes that sprawls all over with immediate agony. It is a dark and ambivalent tune that combines both hope and despair.
The voice, though similar to the lead singer’s of Simple Plan, is less raspy. The piano plays the mood out like a swift, sombre wind carrying dried leaves high above the ground. The melody grips the heart with ease. The song has an elegant yet contemporary theme especially when the piano blends in with the electronic sounds.
This song churtles the emotions with its mix of intricity of the piano and the modern sounds, creating an unorthodox but unique piece.”
Programação da Rádio Alex, trazendo postagens regulares com o melhor do Rock, Indie, Alternativo, Electro, New wave …
Todos os arquivos postados na Rádio Alex arquivados no Youtube …
00:01 Dream whife – Somebody
03:29 The pale white – Deceiver
06:13 Giungla – Cold
09:22 Bad Wave – Time to Get Lost
Here`s my top 55 favourite Indie or Alternative Rock songs list. You will find 55 songs from 30 different Bands from the United Kingdom (UK) or from the USA. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Part 1 (55 – 45)
55 – Blood Red Shoes – I Wish I Was Someone Better
54 – The Answering Machine – It`s Over
53 – We Are Scientists – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
52 – Hard Fi – Gotta Reason
51 – Little Man Tate – Sexy in Latin
50 – Milburn – Send In The Boys
49 – Maxïmo Park – Apply Some Pressure
48 – The Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
47 – Kaiser Chiefs – Heat Dies Down
46 – The Rascals – Bond Girl
45 – The Cribs – Men`s Need
Also, don`t forget to rate the video and leave a comment. And if there`s a song that you think it should be in this list, please tell me.