Hi there, because we are a new online magzine let me introduce us to you. We’re students from the school of International Event Music and Entertainment Studies. We wrote this magazine and all it’s articles about the music industry, because we’re all very interested in this subject. The articles you will find in here include the following subjects: In our interview with the band back at seven you will find some very interesting details about a relationship between 2 members of the band. Frank Jacquot, who wrote the interview also wrote an article about the curse of 27. Here he talks about how a lot of great musicians died at the age of 27. Including Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison. There is another article about Jim morrison, written by Niels van der Putten. About how music influenced the live of Jim Morrison. One of our editors Maxime Renier wrote articles about the band only seven left and an article about how much influence the fans of a band have. We also need to keep up with everything musical that goes around in the world today so every week there will be an article including the latest news about the music industry, this week you get to hear what Jessie J has to say about talent shows on television. Jesse Marks wrote a review about the concert of the fleet foxes that was held on 29 november 2011. Followed with an article about the upcoming folk revolution. We can not miss columns in our magazine, we’ve even got two. The columns this week are very critical and worth your reading, thanks to the amazing opinions of Denise de Wolff and Niels van der Putten. Ending this magazine there is an article about how to become famous, so hopefully our next article or issue will be about you!
Instead of with love I say to you with music,
TILBURG – We are back with our weekly talk about the music industry. Starting this month with Jessie J. The British Songstress was recently named as a coach and a mentor for the Voice UK. But she thinks it’s “wrong” that people are ridiculed on TV talent shows. Her statement: “I don’t like the way some people are ridiculed on TV ‘ it’s wrong. For me it’s about talent. It shouldn’t be an entertainment show, but sometimes I feel it is.” So is the goal for the British songstress to change TV talent shows? We will see when the first season of the Voice UK will air on TV.
If we are going to talk about talent, we mustn’t forget the Black Keys. One of the most talented acts this year. On January 2nd we can get a little closer to them in “het Klokgebouw” in Eindhoven. An amazing venue were they will promote their new album “El Camino”. Band of Skulls will open the night followed by the Black Keys off course.
The 6th of December is a day with a lot of great album releases. A new album from the black keys, but also a new album from the roots called Undun and a new album from Robin Thicke called Love after war.
Tony Millionaire has made a living as an illustrator who has been drawing portraits. In his new book 500 Portraits he collects the best images from his own work. This book features some of his best portraits of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Lou Reed. He also talks about how their work has inspired him and in one case, has changed his life.
I hope you will get through this month full of tacky Christmas songs. So keep in mind, a lot of new albums will come out this month. With better music than those Christmas songs. Don’t forget to give Tony Millionaire’s book a look. It worth it, and the stories included with the portraits are extraordinary and inspiring.
Back at Seven is a young rock-band from West-Brabant, the Netherlands. This band was founded in 2010 and contains 3 guys and just one girl. I asked them some spicy questions. Introducing… Back at Seven.
Daan Rijnders (19, lead guitar/backing vocals), Angelo Pertijs (17, bass guitar) Marc van Dongen (18, drums) and of course Denise de Wolff (19, lead vocals/guitar). In 2010, Back at Seven was searching for a new male lead singer, but surprisingly ended up with Denise. This band made a huge change and nowadays they make energetic alternative indierock music.These 4 young artists call themselves Back at Seven. But what is their background? I asked the band’s sexiest couple Daan and Denise some questions to get to know more of them !
By whom are you inspired as individuals? Daan: “Jack White! Many guitar players would say Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaugn, but I like the creativity of Jack White. His songs really contain a story.” Denise: “I love Alisson Mossheart, singer of The Dead Weather and The Kills. She is just so creative, but also a little bit creepy and dark, but that’s what I like. It is actually pretty cool, because Alisson and Jack are in a band together. My favourite singer though is Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, I love his sexual lyrics. Daan: ” haha, yes I know why ! we actually had sex once while playing the album Led Zepplin IV.”
Do you write your songs on a specific theme? Denise: “Yes in fact we do.. You wouldn’t say when you hear the roughness of the music itself, but our songs tell the negative sides of love. I got dumped by my boyfriend in september, one month later I joined back at seven and I got into a difficult, but amazing relationship with Daan. Those emotions helped me to write songs. You can see it in the lyrics of our song “No One” Daan and I first kept our relationship secret for the big world outside because of our bandmembers, in the song I explain how hard that time was. Now Angelo and Marc know about our relationship and surprisingly they love the fact we are together.” Daan: “We are also trying to base our songs on the same keynotes. Every song has his own strong element, but match perfectly together.”
What does success mean to you? Daan: “Well, playing at the Melkweg or 013 would be nice! You’ll never know what happens in the future.. We are still young, so we are looking forward to any moment of success. Denise: “We aren’t very demanding, but we do have a dream. We would like to have our own album and fan base in the future. It seems nice to me when your audience knows and feels your songs. It is funny you asked though, because I sometimes catch people on singing along with me, while I do not even know the lyrics myself to all songs, pretty hilarious actually! ”
After three years, Bart van Dalen decided to quit as lead singer of the band Only seven left. The rest of the band, Bram, Hinne, Jochem and Roderick, knew right away this wasn’t the end of the band Only seven left, but they had to find a new lead singer. So they came up with the concept “Zangergezocht.nl”. Through auditions people could show what they were capable off. There were six week winners, from which they chose two finalists. Lucas Hamming and Bjørgen van Essen.
The final took place on the 5th of November at de “Vorstin” in Hilversum. Usually a band starts with a supporting act, but because this was a finale the band started the night themselves. They started with their most famous single “The moonlight sky.” This was the most special thing about the evening, because instead of a singer the crowd sang the song. Goosebumps.
Then both finalists preformed. Bjørgen was quite nervous; you could here it by his voice. It wasn’t always that good. Lucas sang better, but it was clearly from the beginning that Bjørgen would win. Lucas is a better singer, but he has a very different voice and Bjørgen would fit better in Only seven left. Also most of the Only seven left fans preferred Bjørgen.
After them, it was Make it count their turn. Make it count was the supporting act. They were also a supporting act of Only seven left a few times before. They sound good and are very energetic. Also the crowd was very excited about Make it count and the atmosphere was really good. They did what they were suppose to do, nothing special though.
Finally Only seven left came up stage again with a big golden envelope, the results. It turned out to be Bjørgen. He really deserved to be the new lead singer of Only seven left. Like I said before, he fits the most in the band. With a little practise his voice would be very good and would fit perfectly with the songs of Only seven left.
Written by Maxime Renier.
As a fan you have more influence than you think. Not only can a fan influence the sales of a CD, but also the atmosphere at a concert, other fans and non-fans. Basically as a fan you’re the most important thing for a band, because at the end you buy the CD, the concert tickets and the merchandise. You give the band
the possibility to make their music. Also you’re the one that thinks their music is worth listening to and maybe good enough to be your favourite band. And there’s no better feeling in the world for a band than the feeling that people think their music is fantastic.
Fans can influence other people, because they will let their favourite music hear to their friends who have the same taste of music. That way they’ll make the fan base grow. They also influence each other by going together to concerts and talking with each other about the band. At least, when you give them something to talk about. Fans appreciate it when they know what’s going on with their band, where they are, what they’re doing and where they’re talking about. And as we all know, social media is the perfect way to do that.
However, there’s a reverse to every medal. Most of the time fans can have a good influence, but they also have a bad influence. For example, you’re in a band and your music sells good. You’re performing live, you didn’t make any mistake so far, but the crowd won’t move like you expected. They will not do it on purpose, but still it affects the experience for other people. Also they can, sometimes unaware, create an image that we all might know as obsessed, over-enthusiastic, “fan-girling” and/or overreacting. They go further than just listening to the music; they want to be with the band. They influence a band’s private life.
The band have to find the balance in their own influence and so indirect, in the influence of the fans. They have to keep them close enough for not letting them down, but far enough for not letting them in their private life.
Written by Maxime Renier
At the age of four years, Jim witnessed a car crash in the dessert. For him this wasn’t just a incident, the impact of it was huge. For him this incident was one of the most formative events of his life. He kept reffering to this incident in his songs, poems and interviews. ‘Indians scattered all over the highway, bleeding to death’ (‘peace frog’ and ‘ghost song’). Jim said he saw a dead Indian by the side of the road, but his family doesn’t recall the incident happening in the way he told. He enjoyed telling that story and exaggerating it.
Jim started reading work of philosophers and poets at a very young age. He was inspired by reading poems. The influence of several poets and philosophers are apparent in Jim’s own way of writing.
In 1964 he moved toLos angelesto attend the UCLA, the place he met Ray Manzarek. After graduating he lived on a rooftip of a building. At This place he wrote lyrics of many of the early songs from the Doors, like ‘Moonlight drive’ and ‘Hello i love you’. One day he sat on the beach with his friend Ray Manzarek. The shy Jim sang ‘Moonlight drive’. Ray was impressed by Jim’s poetic Lyrics and was convinced they should start a band. Jim and Ray were the first two members of the doors, thereafter guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore joined them. Jim came up with the name ‘’The Doors’’. He took the name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book ‘’The Doors of perception’’ which was a quote of William Blake‘’If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would Appear to man as it is, infinite’’.
Jim wrote a lot of songs for his band, so did Robby, but Jim never really played an instrument (just a little piano). Robby asked Jim ones, ‘Why must there always be the death part in lyrics? (this case light my fire, second verse) Jim answered ‘’First you got the love part, after that the death part, it’s perfect!’’, Robby admitted.
In 1967, Joel Brodsky took some photos of Jim, in a photoshoot known as ‘’The Young Lion’’. Out of these pictures came the most iconic images of Jim Morrison. Jim was a heavy drinker and used several drugs in daily life, aswell before he went on stage (or just on stage). Jim was in his own World on stage, he was not afraid. Things like drugs and alcohol stimulated him to enter his own World. He loved to shock his spectators with unpredictable things, as a reaction to get a lot of attention of his spectators. Not only the spectators were surprised by the way Morrison present himself, his band was too. Jim was unpredictable for his band, but they never stopped him in the things he wanted to do or say on stage, they just kept going. Everyone was curious what he wanted to tell, what he wanted to share and what he meant. There was no way stopping Jim on stage, he Expressed himself in any way, ‘Jimself’. He expressed his Critic vision on social points like the war in Vietnamand the authorities or sexual things. Jim and His band expressed the dark side of Flower Power. Jim said in an interview ‘’songs from The Doors express the pure unbounded joy’’. Jim was in higher spirits, in his own element and the people who fitted that element, liked it. Jim made an anagram for his own name ‘’Mr Mojo Risin’’, switch these letters and you will get Jim Morrison. This anagram is used in the song ‘LA Woman’ as a metaphor.
The mystery behind Jim, the insanity, the unexpected Morrison breaking the boundaries on stage, that was not just visiting a Music concert. It was entertainment, people came to the concerts to see Morrison going insane.
Jim; ‘’Father’’, ‘’yes son?’’, ‘’I want to kill you’’. ‘’Mother, i want to fuck you’’ (from the song ‘’the End’’). Jim started not showing up for recording sessions and was often late (or too much under influence) for Live performances. He was destructing himself but also his band, what caused problems in the band. Morrison got arrested once for indecent exposing and caused more problems for the band while Jim was being Jim on stage. The band suffered by Jim’s attitude, as a result of that The Doors became underdogs, more than they were before. They already said The Doors’ music was music for the ‘’different’’, but because of these happenings it became a band for the insane.
It went from bad to worse with Jim, mentally and physically. He wanted to stop with the band, so he did. He moved toPariswith his wife Pam to focus on writing Poems. His band and other friends didn’t hear much from him, and when they called he sounded sad. Jim died at the age of 27, but the reason why he died is Still unclear. Maybe an overdose of drugs in combination with physical problems, officialy noted a heart attack.
‘This is the end’… for our lizard king. His present isn’t gone yet, it never will be. His spirit is still haunting in this world, for everyone who wants, for everyone who loves and for everyone who hates. For everyone who listen to The Doors Jim is still there, still in the Music, still in his metaphorical and poetic lyrics, the haunting spirit, still in your head, still being that Jim he was.
‘This is the stangest live i have ever known’ (Waiting for the sun) with an Mysterious death, it adorns him.
RIP [December 08, 1943 -- July 03, 1971] to the lizzard king that can do anything, Jimbo, James Douglas, Mr Mojo Risin Jim Morrison.
Niels van der Putten
Since the year of 1990, bands began to mix folk influences into their own music. All kinds of bands from all kind of genres began using old folk tunes. For example artists like Beirut, Mumford and sons and Fleet Foxes blend those tunes into their music, but all different in their way. So there is a lot of difference in sound of indie folk, because every culture has or had their own folk song. The influences are able to resolve from the Balkans society, but other bands can be influenced by the folk music which is created Ireland. That is why this scene is able to grow so fast. In every edition we discuss one acts, bands or artist. This time we discuss the artist named as Johnny Flynn.
Troubadour Johnny Flynn was born in South-Africa 1983. Emigrated from South-Africa to Great Britain and started playing the fiddle and began acting. As a Shakespeare fan he grabbed his pen and overwhelmed himself with a couple of poems. In the early years of Flynn’s youth, he developed his love for Folk music, with buying Bob Dylan’s well-known album; The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. With the band the Sussex Wit he practiced and played folk music. After a several years he became the front man of the band; Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. In this formation they have made two albums with folk influences.
For us a precisely moment to zoom in on the music of this artist, his influences and the question why we call this indie folk.
In folk music the writer is always searching for yearning. The written parts have a melancholic overload, and possess a lot of metaphors. And most folk songs are written in the third person. Another part of folk music, which one is a bit more difficult, is the selection of the chosen instruments.
Flynn and the Sussex Wit are influenced by American folk music. The instruments they use are the trumpet, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, flute, drums, piano, banjo and bass.
American folk has a big history. Blues is the biggest folk history America has, but bluegrass, gospel and country are big as well and in ownership of America. This kind of folk has a recognizable standard chord pattern. For example, most blues songs are three chords patterns, and country is based on a couple striking rhythms
To be clear I’ll pick Flynn’s song called “The Water”, and analyse it. First of all, the lyrics are about a person who’s done with his dying. The song is full of metaphors. A lot of metaphors are related on water. “All that I have is a river, The river is always my home, Lord, take me away for I just can not stay, Or I’ll sink in my skin and my bones”. The chords in this song are basic used chords from the American folk music and get strummed on a country way. At least is this song polyphonic. Laura Marling (another folk musician) makes the song complete to raise her voice like an old country lady. Now it is your turn to answer the question, is Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit folk music?
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Just some names of famous people who died at the age of 27. Are they just dying to get in? Coincidence or just bad luck? The list of 27 was created when in just two years several very famous artists died at the age of 27. The first one of this list was founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones. He drowned in his own pool, but there have always been people who thought it was a murder or suicide.
Also very known is Jimi Hendrix. He died in 1970, one year after the famous Woodstock concert. His death was also very remarkably, and his age of death was also 27. The cause of death was an accident, because he took some English sleeping pills. These pills were much stronger than the American sleeping pills. Also Janis Joplin died in 1970, after an overdose of heroin.
1971 was the year that Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, died in Paris, France. He died at the age of 27 under circumstances never fully explained, probably because of a drug overdose and internal physical ailments. Officially was his cause of death a heart attack…23 years after the death of Jim Morrison Kurt Cobain was added to the list. He shot himself through his head at the age of… 27. How remarkable…
Cobain was depressed and addicted to heroin and couldn’t handle the pressure which came with the fame. He escaped from rehab, and shot himself… Last July 23 Amy Winehouse died. She was also 27 years old. Winehouse was a well-known R&B, soul and jazz singer. For many years Winehouse was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Her cause of death was alcohol poisoning. She tried to stop drinking and using drugs, but after an attempt of 3 weeks she drunk 3 bottles of vodka, which killed her.
All these famous artists died at the age of 27, it’s a shame. These people were just people, but talented as hell. Let’s hope the curse of 27 has ended with Amy Winehouse.
Club 27, rest in peace…
TILBURG The country of the lion is lazy. A lazy male lion; too lazy to capture his own food. We rather do things we like and ofcourse as easy as possible, without too much effort. However, if we really have to work, we try to stimulate the laziness from our beautiful Dutch people as long as we still have enough energy to get our purses ready.
‘Good music is certainly coming to us, we don’t have to do anything for it’, it seems the people are thinking this way. Lazy, but who cares? As long as it feels good there’s nothing to be afraid of, is it?
I’m 20 years old now. It doesn’t surprise me the fact that people who are older than me are thinking, good music is coming to you, without doing anything. That institution worked well to few years back. Woodstock didn’t arise, Woodstock stood as a pole in the water, in a small lake. Impossible to miss.
In the big ocean of music nowadays it’s difficult to be attractive as a little musician. ‘They’ make good use of that. A competition, Who screams the loudest? The winners reach the lazy ones. After that, they earn a lot of money, so ‘they’ can start being lazy again, sit back and relax in your golden chair.
Music TeleVision broadcasts only pregnant teenagers that were too lazy to buy condoms. The purpose of radio is playing a popular song as long and as often as possible, to earn as much as possible. Lazy, but isn’t that right? The average listener just wants easy tunes and feelgood background music with a sultry voice and commercials. Because we are lazy, good music is sinking to the soil to be found. Only a few dare to fish in the deep water. Lazy.
Niels van der Putten