I am taking a sharp 90 degree turn with the music journalism A-Z series. Today’s music blog post is about Jenny Eliscu. I want to recognize Jenny Eliscu’s integrated music journalism/broadcasting skills which she exercises with natural aplomb .
2) Jenny Eliscu authored and delivered an authoritative college music career guide. The information this RS publication has is highly valuable and complimentary to Rolling Stone Magazine’s publishing mission in the media industry segment. The guide is extremely well-researched, highly factual and concise. It is an eight year old title that could stand a refresh with the all the changes in digital publishing and the cloud music explosion that are feverishly underway.
Dick Clark’s impact on our musical tastes is powerful and long-lasting. In the summer of 1965, Dick Clark Productions produced a weekday afternoon television show that was broadcast on WABC-TV in the New York City metro market. The program proved to be a precursor to MTV because it was a form of music television that featured video hit after video hit.
The show aired from 1965 through 1967. Most of the telecasts, all of which were produced in black-and-white, were taped at various locales in Southern California. The Summer of Love in 1967 would shift Top 40 to album rock, as listener tastes matured and became more defined.
I was glued to the television set watching the artists perform in all those great sunny beach locations and amusement parks. The show developed a cast of music regulars featuring one of my mid-sixties favorites Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Here’s one of the hits they made famous on the show, Just Like Me from Spotify…
I subscribe to the Los Angeles Times Music Blog, it’s called Pop & Hiss. Don’t you just love that title It keeps me informed about what is going on in the L.A. music scene, 3,000+ miles away. Today’s post was stimulating to read and then dig further into. Thomas Dolby has returned to the music scene after a 20 year absence. He will have a new solo album entitled, A Map of the Floating City available in the market on October 25th.
“You know what they say about how your first album you’re drawing on 20 years of life experience, and the second you’re drawing on six months? – Thomas Dolby
Dolby has been at the forefront with experimentation with new forms of media ever since he broke onto the pop scene with his 1983 hit “She Blinded Me With Science.” It was an enormous video smash on MTV in MTV’s heyday. I never tire of grooving to it. It is always fresh and fun. I love yelling “Science” as I am sure many of you do.
I lost track of Thomas Dolby in the sea of music and decades that followed. I am chuffed that he is back in vogue again. I wish I had known he was playing in New York City earlier this month, I would have attended that event. I’ll have to catch him in 2012 when he brings the full band around the US with him.
Thomas Dolby is a creative innovator. His grasp of what the market requires is topographically insightful. A Map of the Floating City was developed with interactivity in mind. It’s a video game combined with social networking. It’s centerpiece is the “FREE” web-based “Floating City” game which is integrated with his new album and tour. It goes beyond multimedia. It’s a Web 3.0 experience.
Happy Birthday Thomas Dolby.
I plan to celebrate your birthday immersing myself in Floating City, visit more thoroughly your well designed Web site and listen more intently to the EPs of your new music. I invite my friends and music readers to immerse themselves as well.