Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MusicSlinger's Comment Submissions

I'm interested in finding new music and I'd like to hear what you think is your best.  This is not a competition, there is no prize, its just for mine and your benefit - I'll advertise it out to the best of my MusicSling-ing ability.  Here's how it works.

Submit a URL to your song (youtube or other video site, blog site, etc.)

And I'll:
1.  Review it.  I'll post it on the right sidebar under @MusicSlinger Comment Submissions.
2.  If I like it or think its worth writing a separate Blog post about I'll do so.
3.  Retweet it.  I have several followers that'd be interested in hearing it, I'll tweet and retweet it.  If I really like it I'll retweet it like a crazy man.

Just so you know what kind of reach I have, I submit via stumbleupon and when I retweet it for several days the response I get is pretty good (picture below - a song from a friend)


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Santa Susana High School Homework Project

Some kids from a local school creating one of the best educational rap songs.  The Battle of Midway.  Not a cover - but an original....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mike Masse - Classic Covers

I ran across Mike Masse on youtube the other day. Mike Masse lives in the Salt Lake City area, where he is a public defender by day, and musician by night. While not a prolific songwriter, he enjoys recording and engineering (which he studied as an undergrad). He also regularly performs live shows of covers, ranging from the Beatles to Radiohead.  He has a great vocal range and really picks some great songs to cover.  Here are a few Examples:
Youtube Channel:

U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Sound of Silence

Scarborough Fair/Canticle (Simon & Garfunkel cover) - Mike Masse and Sterling Cottam

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2 cover) - Mike Masse, Jeff Hall and The Phil

You can catch him on:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Marc Martel's Freddie 'a' likes

Marc Martel, one of the lead singers from the Christian band Downhere, has an incredible voice.  He can reproduce many different styles from opera to rock.  One of his most amazing vocal stylings is that of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (RIP).  Even in his Downhere album work he uses Freddie-ness qualities to strengthen his songs.

Eventhough it is very easy to find Marc's videos now, it is kind of a pain to find them all together.  So I've compiled several of the ones I found here for you.

Here are several videos that show off Marc's astounding Freddie-ness.

Marc's latest - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - This is for round two of the Queen Extravaganza contest.  The winners get to lead a Queen tribute band.... Give Marc your vote:

The viral hit: Somebody to Love.  This is the video that propelled him to an instant internet success with over 4 million hits in a week.  If you haven't seen this already; or to look again -

Marc doing "Somebody to Love" on the Ellen show:

Marc Martel doing Bohemian Rhapsody with a church band/choir.  Great.  This is the first time I'd heard him do the Freddie thing: