Happy Holidays; Covering Silent Night

Over the festive month of December, I’ll be providing you guys with a range of covers. It’ll be my duty to provide a little bit for everyone to enjoy!! It’s something to spice up the Christmas playlist just enough to make the repetition of the retail soundtrack to not be so boring.

Happy Holiday Soundtrack; Covering Jingle Bells

Christmas Songs are the highlight of some people’s holidays and the curse of others. There doesn’t seem to be much of a middle ground. Even when there is, people tend to lean to one side or the other. There are two kinds of people; those that decorate their house with tinsel and lights and Christmas cheer in September and those that work in retail.

Galaxy Covers; A Deeper Look with the Creators

Galaxy of Covers is an innovative digital visualization project looking at a list of 50 cover songs and their covers. A team from Imaginative things worked on this project bringing their ideas and visions to life.

Switching Styles Features Mako Ray

“My ultimate goal is to become a game developer. I’ve spent a lot of time since I was a teenager learning various skill sets such as art, music and writing, and now it’s just a matter of applying them to something, letting them all come together to finally create something big and proper. In addition to that I’m working on a 3D model right now and considering becoming a vtuber,” explains Mako Ray, “I dunno. I do a lot of weird dumb nonsense and I’m currently collecting a fanbase who is into that weird dumb nonsense”.

Q&A With Mako Ray

Joining only a few years ago in 2017, Mako Ray has gained over 2.8 million views from followers following his artistic career. Now he isn’t just a musician and cover artist but also an artist, and designer. His YouTube channel consists of art, design, game development content, and of course music.

Music, for Mako Ray, is a means to an end, and the end is to listen to something you enjoy and “occasionally that end is supposed to have a specific stronger impact, attempting to elicit certain feelings from people such as happiness, sadness, fear, whatever the situation calls for, and I hope to be able to achieve that in my songs.”

Tips for Covering a Song

Wanting to sound like our favourite musicians is usually what draws us to play an instrument in the first place. While I personally, don’t do a lot of covers, there are a few songs that I am drawn to play again and again, and that to me at least, are timeless.

331ERock Meets Switching Styles

Behind the youtube channel, is Eric Calderone, a metal guitarist. He describes himself as a “Tattoo gettin’ comic book readin’ guitar strummin’ point and clickin’ tv watchin’ movie buffin’ wifey lovin’ average guy.”

Hakuna Matata in different languages.

Even the trailer and advertising for the new film were rather different than the original. In one promotional video, they present Hakuna Matata in different languages. 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Covering HellFire

This movie and it’s resulting music is rather dark with some seriously real undertones. Thus this article will focus on one of the darker songs. “The song “Hellfire” is considered one of the darkest songs written for a Disney film, and was nearly cut from the film,” quotes the trivia section on IMDB. 

Local Music Venues: Naked Cyber Cafe & Espresso Bar

If you’re looking for a music venue, you may find Naked Cyber Cafe and Espresso Bar. This hidden gem is a place for Edmonton musicians to jam, perform and get their names out there. Local musicians have amazing talent and local live music venues are where they perform. Naked Cyber Cafe And Espresso Bar is one example.