When Songs Were Instrumental in My Life by Gavin Lakin – Post 29

“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.” -Carlos Santana Whether a philharmonic symphony in a concert hall, or the street musician on a cold slab of concrete playing “real good for free,” instrumental music has … Continue reading When Songs Were Instrumental in My Life by Gavin Lakin – Post 29

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The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11

Some might say that there is no place in popular music for commentary, politics, and opinions - essentially sounding “preachy.” We’ve all been there in our own lives, when someone may be speaking to you directly or to a larger group about some idea or product, and you can feel the oily, snaky and unwelcome … Continue reading The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11