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I needed a royalty-free tune for a project at work and found some good sites. Here is the list. I will add to it later if I find more.
Kevin MacLeod / Incompetech (Favorite; I used a score from here for my project; Creative Commons)
Brett Von Donsel
Free Music Archive
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This post is dedicated to Don McLean’s song “American Pie”. I was prompted to post this after watching a YouTube video that explains the lyrics in a series of photos displayed as the song played…a documentary in music video format if you will. I’ve always loved this song, though I doubt that I will ever appreciate it as much as someone who was alive to see all of the events referenced in the song as they unfolded. It is a lesson in American history.
This is a very complex song and I want to capture as much of the meaning behind the lyrics as I can. I probably have a lot of research to do on this, but for now, here is the video and a few links to get started:
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This is a short review of The Book of Rock Stars
. The text was written by Kathleen Krull
and the art produced by Stephen Alcorn
Attracted to it by the colorful, iconographic art on the cover, I checked this book out from the childrens’ section of the local library. The pages contain the histories of nineteen rock legends: 16 artists, 2 duos and, 1 band. The text is straightforward and honest, holding back the more lurid details of their lives while not failing to explain how some ended in suicide or by substance-abuse. Older children, especially those taking an interest in rock music, could benefit from this text if coupled with parental guidance, but I would not recommend it for young readers in, say, gradeschool.
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