Your Passionate Life

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Instrumental Anguish

My son is killing me. Yet again. Despite my eight-year-old son, Lucas, not being the greatest student to ever grace his school, he has consistently—since kindergarten—received very high grades in music. His music teacher says that he has a lovely singing voice. He is good at staying in tune. He has a good sense of rhythm. He is—through the inexplicable miracle of genetics—musically inclined.On Friday afternoon, he was singing a song to me in the car on the way home from school. He said that he had "written" the song that day....more

We're the Real Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right, Revisited

Watch out for Will Ferrell. Or is that Ad-Rock?...more

Wow! You've arrived when you have all of those heavyweights in your video. This brings back ...more

Remembering Kurt Cobain: 17 Years Later

When I woke up this morning to the Internet telling me it was the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the first thing I thought was how much he would have hated retrospectives. And Twitter trending? Forget about it.Then I figured that if he had to tolerate one, he'd pick an odd, random number like 17 to riff on, instead of of the usual 5 and 0-digit important anniversary years. ...more

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I began listening to Nirvana at age 11 (1991) when Bleach came out. ...more

Lullabies for Getty (Help find a cure for SMA)

Today is a big day in the world of SMA research fundraising.  An amazing album, Sweetwater Child--lullabies for Getty, by the Damnwells, dropped today.  The proceeds are going to the Getty Owl Foundation.  This foundation, started by the parents of sweet Getty Owl, raises money to go to the research for a cure of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).  Please go read more about this foundation and this album in a recent blog post I was honored to write ...more

Back in the Groove, Music Too!

Back in the groove again here in Massachusetts!  Here's this morning's breakfast.Hot and Cold.  My coffee and my Green Monster.  This morning I had my first Green Monster since December!  I don't have much in the fridge, so I got creative:...more

Joy Playlist

A few weeks back I received some suggestions on things to do to boost your mood when feeling down. One of the suggestions I received was listen to music. I’d heard people say this before. I must admit I am not a music lover. I like music....more

Moonsoar, I'll have to checkout these songs. Energetic music is great. Anything that makes ...more

Music Marketing Experts contributes to the success of over 250 artists since 1991

Web 'n Retail is the Online Marketing division of Rock 'n Retail, LLC; music marketing experts since 1991.   We have comprehensive campaigns crossing over all areas of viral marketing, publicity and SEO; or we offer cost efficient A La Carte services.  We have helped over 250 clients to drive sales &traffic for hard goods, digital downloads, website launches, event ticket sales and more....more

What American English sounds like to non-English speakers

What American English sounds like to non-English speakers. you don't believe me? Listen up! (read more)From