Sadly... school teacher's rarely if ever put focus on the importance of writing the lyrics of songs. Students are introduced to poetry. From Shakespeare to Walden, a touch of Silverstein and the ever popular Dr. Sueus. How about Jagger and Richards? Joplin? Hendrix? Elton John and Bernie Taupin? I couldn't stop laughing when I learned this week. In the center of summer! When 93% of all young adults and elementary age kids are out of school.... It's here! Songwriting Week 2013! Musicians, producers and publishers taking the time to honor those who've been given the gift of writing lyrics. Until this week...the most important part of the puzzle was missing. The fans. You know...those that purchase the music that's been written. Music Radar magazine has unveiled the top five artists fans have labeled the “most crucial – most lucrative – disciples of the writing instrument. 1. John Lennon & Paul McCartney 2. Bob Dylan 3. Queen 4. Neil Young 5. Kurt Cobain 6. Bruce Springsteen 7. Roger Waters & David Gilmour 8. Noel Gallagher 9. Radiohead 10. David Bowie 11. Paul Simon 12. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant 13. Brian Wilson 14. Morrissey & Johnny Marr 15. Joni Mitchell Fellow Beatle George Harrison is placed at number 27 in the poll, which features 46 artists in total including James Hetfield at 17, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at 21, Pete Townsend at 34, Chuck Berry at 43, Don Henley and Glenn Frey at 47, and Jeff Lynne at 49. Wait! I'm not ending here! Songwriter's week. Even if you scratch a lyric or a passing thought somewhere at the top of your favorite place to doodle. You are part of the crowd that has kept a long of rhythm in the flow of everyday breathing. I love to venture onto the open door streets of all cities in America and listen to the writing. From homeless men and women singing the blues to mid-teen wanna-be's that have been influenced to be just like Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar during their heyday of penning out lyrics. Writing isn't texting. Writing and taking what you feel and allowing the echo to find its way through every muscle and limb only to pop out of the tip of a pen.
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I was born to Rock and Radio became my stage. Music history is my reverb. Keeping you pumped up on full volume my maximum destination.
Classic Rock has a family Tree. The birthing ground of bigger than life journeys.
There used to be a time when fans of Rock knew the Artists. Not just by song. Rollingstone, Creem and today's Sam Ashe mailer should bare the face of someone you know.
I'm part of the problem. I was told to say, "Here's another four in a row."
That's gonna change. Rock Jock Talk is about the relationship between the people that make the music and those that listen.
I don't wear my hair long to look pretty. My soul is made of Metal and everything shooting from it are the magnets not strong enough to withstand the energy of the greatest music on the planet.
We're gonna cover a lot of ground. There'll be days the music's gonna sound completely out of character. It doesn't matter! Rock isn't about being in tune. Just ask Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison.
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