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THE DADA MUSICOLOGY / BONUS TRACK

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Musicology is the study of music as a branch of knowledge or field of research as distinct from composition or performance. If we are talking about the Dada art movement influence on music or the music influence on the Dada art movement, we have to mention the genius John Cage… Courtesy of John Cage Trust - Your support in this project has been highly app[...]

THIS IS ENGLAND (FROM MODS TO SKA) / BONUS TRACK

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THIS IS ENGLAND from MODS to SKA By SAMMY BLOUNT, translation by CORALINE CHUANG   For this issue 15, Revver had the opportunity to collaborate with the well-known English brand Fred Perry. Famous for their laurel wreath tennis shirt, Fred Perry has been associated with various British sub-culture movements since the early 1960’s. The most famo[...]

TOKYO / BONUS TRACK

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TOKYO By SAMMY BLOUNT, translation by Chiaco TAMURA   When one thinks about Tokyo, music is certainly not the first that comes in mind. If you ask a random person in Europe, in America or even in Asia what this city evokes for them, you will probably get something like sumo, sushi, video games or ukiyo-e (this one is mostly me in fact...). Let [...]

SOME CLOWNS - BONUS TRACK

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SOME CLOWNS By SAMMY BLOUNT, translation by Cor. C   Since the first day clowns came up with all these tricks to make us laugh, music has been part of the show. Of course our beloved red-nosed friends had to twist things a bit. So they invented instruments all weirder one from the other. Can anyone tell me who other than clowns play the musical[...]

LIQUIDS & MUSIC / BONUS TRACK

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LIQUIDS & MUSIC By ANDY BAKER, translation by Ernest Chen   It’s shocking how many songs can be included in a list of songs under the category "LIQUIDS & MUSIC". Whether its about someone down on their luck and too heavy on the bottle, a lonely rainy night, or even a late night skinny dipping party, there seems no limit in ways to link [...]

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE / BONUS TRACK

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Give Peace a Chance By ANDY BAKER, translation by Ernest Chen     “Peace train”, a song by the artist Cat Stevens is almost always the song that first comes to my mind when thinking of a song that promotes peace. It was written in 1971, just two years after "Give Peace a Chance" during the Vietnam War. “It's the end of the world as w[...]

War tunes / BONUS TRACK

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By Andy Baker With every war, there are songs. Music and war have always had an intimate bond. For Many, music provided a source of hope, sanity and pleasure amidst the horrors of war. For those of us who never served in the military, songs even become the way we remember a war. The images from Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now always pop into m[...]

At Home... / BONUS TRACK

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By Andy BAKER, translation by Cor. C.   Source: Benji's home in San Francisco, CA Home, It seems now music has found its home living inside of a computer and or a cell phone these days.. At your home practically any piece of music is at your finger tips if you are with a decent internet connection. It is a stark contrast to what it was like [...]

SUNSET SOUND... / BONUS TRACK

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Studio of Legend by Andy BAKER, translation by Cor. C.   Ryan Adams And Norah Jones - Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, 2011 When a recording engineer from the US is given the task of writing about a sunset and have it be related to music, it is an obvious choice to choose Sunset Sound in Los Angeles as the topic. A music recording studio that[...]