Thursday, July 30, 2015

Music Videos From Dizzy O'Brian

      See the latest music videos from Dizzy O’Brian on his YouTube Channel.  There are currently several new music videos for you to watch and enjoy;
These videos offer a sampling from the three latest albums; Charm City, Tea with the Alien and 4 Good Measure. Dizzy O’Brian is a musical artist who works in a fusion of musical styles, freely melding pop and classical genres together. Charm City, the first album, is a collection of very pop oriented instrumental tracks that has attracted thousands of fans on the Internet. “Rhapsody in Black” is the most popular of these tracks. This is probably one of the most traditionally jazz oriented tracks, featuring Dizzy’s jazz piano stylings and jazz band.
 “A Dragon” is also very jazz-like, with jazz flute being featured but this one has a distinctly exotic and Latin feel.
“Sailing” is a good-time tune, featuring rock guitar and saxophone, inspired by days of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. ‘Charm City’ is, of course, a reference to Baltimore, where Dizzy spent his younger days in music school and playing in clubs. His experiences in Baltimore were unique as the city itself but also quite universal, so it can be up to the listener to discover how the musical trip relates to him or herself.
“The Dimensional Badinage” is from the album Tea with the Alien, a very abstract collection of more orchestral sounding tracks but still mixing in modern elements of drums and electric guitars.
“Kosmic Rain” is from the album 4 Good Measure which is a return to the more pop oriented sounds of Charm City created from the request for more of this from the fans. This album, however, is more pop rock oriented and features electric guitar much more. It uses the distinctive sound of a duo of electric guitars in a number of the tracks. “Kosmic Rain” is one of the more relaxed numbers from this album of mostly upbeat tracks, so enjoy these music videos.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Get An MP3 Song Download Of Rhapsody In Black

Sign-up for Dizzy’s Fan Mail and get a free mp3 song download of “Rhapsody in Black,” one of Dizzy O’Brian’s most popular instrumental tracks. It has received over a thousand likes on music sites. This track features jazz piano and band and is a very up-tempo tune.
Dizzy O’Brian is a fusion composer who melds pop and classical elements seamlessly into a new musical genre that is attracting thousands of fans across the net. For more information on how he became the unique musical artist that he is today, check out his article; listen to music by Dizzy O’Brian.
As a subscriber to Dizzy’s Fan Mail, priority previews of upcoming materials and free downloads. You will be the first to find out about all his musical activities with behind the scenes looks.
Meanwhile, you will want to get familiar with the music from Dizzy’s first three albums;
  • ·      Charm City. This album contains Rhapsody in Black and many other pop/fusion instrumental tracks. Charm City refers, of course, to Baltimore, where Dizzy went to music school and played in the clubs there. There were many strange and curious times. One track, however, was written when Dizzy was a teenager.
  • ·      Tea with the Alien. This is an album of very abstract and descriptive music, as the title suggests. Despite its very abstract quality, some of the tracks have been consistently been at the top of the charts different music sites.
  • ·      4 Good Measure. The new album release, which pushes the envelope on the pop/classical fusion style of Charm City. Released in response to the feedback on Charm City and the demand for more of the same.

 Fans have said the music is addicting and they listen to it over and over and recommend it to their friends. If you haven’t yet, you should listen to music by Dizzy O’Brian and you can start right here by getting a free mp3 download when you sign-up for Dizzy’s Fan Mail.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Listen To Music By Dizzy O'Brian

      Dizzy O’Brian is the cutting edge composer who fuses elements of pop music with elements of classical music so, if you haven’t already, you should listen to music by Dizzy O’Brian.
This composer was immersed in classical music from a very early age, choosing to listen to Beethoven and Bach. He chanced upon a recording of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony while still in first grade and like the character Schroeder from the cartoon ‘Peanuts,’ he got chills down his spine.. Watching the movie ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,’ he became captivated by Bach’s organ music.
As he grew, he branched out, listening to a Beethoven piano sonata every morning before school and other classical composers as well. Soon he taught himself to read music and took up the violin and piano.
He had a best friend who lived next door that he always had a rivalry with; if the friend choose Chevy, he had to choose Ford and that’s just the way it was. This prevented him from liking pop music and, especially the Beatles, since that was his friends group of choice.
Luckily, Dizzy moved away to Baltimore, to attend music conservatory there and, one magical evening, he stepped into his friend’s dorm room and the White Album was playing. Dizzy pronounced that he suddenly understood this music and that he ranked it up with that of Franz Schubert, much to the confusion and consternation of his friends.
From that point on, the barriers were down in terms of how Dizzy could listen to music. A weekly activity in the dorms became what was known as ‘music appreciation,’ where students from all around would bring their favorite albums, with no restrictions on musical genre and everyone attending would listen.
Dizzy’s musical ear always picked out the similarities in diverse musical genre and he began to transcribe out a new style of music that freely fuses many different styling’s from a very broad range of time periods. He has so far released three albums;
·      Charm City; These instrumental tracks began as an experiment but have attracted thousands of fans on different websites across the Internet. One of the tracks, however; Sarah, was composed when Dizzy was thirteen.
·      Tea with the Alien; A collection of very abstract instrumental tracks that date back to Dizzy’s time as Music Minister for the Spiritualist Church of the Revelation, where a very novel and spontaneous method of composing was offered up to him as a challenge.
·      4 Good Measure; the most recent release, composed and recorded in a very short time. It is a sort of celebration and continuation of the pop fusion styles in Charm City, carrying forward on the good feedback and demand for more.
If you haven’t heard this music, you are missing out and need to listen to music by Dizzy O'Brian.

Download Music MP3

The music business has changed since the advent of the Internet, where you can download music mp3. The record companies have tried their best to scare people out of this practice. They have even taken people to court, claiming they are protecting the rights of the artists to collect their royalties.
Of course, the record companies only interests have been in their own greed, which is substantial to say the least. When a musical artist signs a contract with a label, they record in that companies studios, using that companies record producers. This runs up an incredible bill for the artist or band and this all comes back out of the royalties first. This means the artist or band collects no money until they pay back the record company. The record company is getting not only the revenue from the record sales but also the artist’s ten or fifteen percent royalty.

According to the book Making Money Making Music: No Matter Where You Live by James Dearing, a group or artist who had a contract with a major label and whose records went platinum would only go into debt to their label about fifty thousand dollars! This is somewhat older information, so it’s probably much worse by now.
Now, the artist or band has a contract with the label and this label has every legal right to collect its money and not get bypassed when people download music mp3 and don’t pay for it.
In his book, Mr. Dearing suggests right on down the line that artists and bands cut out the middlemen, i.e., the labels and agents. This is exactly what has been going on, of course; un-signed artists have been recording and distributing their own material for perfectly good reasons.

That means that, when you download music mp3 from indie artists or un-signed bands, the money is going right to the artist or band as it should. And you should pay when you download music mp3 to support this new business model if you want to have a freedom of choice about the music you listen to because the big labels are certainly not going to give that to you.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Music And The OYES Movement

I     It occurs to me that I need to take responsibility for the condition our culture is in. It’s not that there’s nothing good going on; it’s embarrassing for me to admit that there is quite a lot of stuff going on that I enjoy. Of course, I wouldn’t be who I am, if that wasn’t the case. One cannot live in the past and say that they are truly alive, and it is my nature to seek out things that I enjoy in the present time.
It’s just that things have shifted, there can be no doubt of this, and what’s needed are sign posts put up to point the way so that things continue in the direction that was intended.
To this end, I am founding a new movement called the OYES Movement. OYES is an acronym for “On Your Ever-lovin’ Shoulders,’ which derives from the phrase “The movement you need is on your shoulders,” from the song “Hey Jude.”
As will be seen this movement is the finale; the movement to end all movements. More on the OYES Movement in a bit. First we need to redefine or clarify some terms; our language is full of words that have multiples of meanings, yet we persist in using them in attempting to communicate without specifying which definitions we are using. These are not obscure words, either; they words like ‘god’ and ‘love.’  Ask a hundred people what the definition of god is and you will get a hundred different definitions.
The first word or term, rather that we are going to redefine is ‘new music.’ In the OYES Movement, new music is defined as follows; ‘a recombining of musical elements or alchemical process that produces a musical genre.’ A further release by a band of music in the same genre would not, therefore qualify as ‘new music.’
Now obviously the OYES Movement is about thinking for yourself. Unfortunately, people seem ill prepared for such a task; sort of like some of the scenes out of The Life Of Brian, and all the people who became Minimalists after reading its political manifesto.
People believe that they think for themselves but the average person gets his opinions from ‘Authorities’; The Church, The Media, The News, Critics and other Talking Heads and even Friends.  This is actually quite a problem because none of these Sources is giving out the Straight Un-Biased Dope.
To straighten The Way, the OYES Movement will have a User’s Manuel on Thinking For Yourself. It’s in the form of a Code or Manifesto and here is its first draft.
1.     My own opinions, as an individual are what really matter.
2.     I take responsibility for my opinions by doing my best to make sure that they are informed opinions.
3.     I am not necessarily satisfied with taking my information from the first ‘Authority’ that presents itself, but question this information and look ever deeper until I am satisfied I have the actual source of the information.
4.     The OYES Movement tends to view the obvious ‘Authorities;’ The Church, The Media, The News, Critics and other Talking Heads and even Friends as questionable at best.
5.     I know that, if I dig deep enough and arrive at the Relative Truth of something, then I am the only ‘Authority’ that matters.
6.     I will not be intimidated or thrown off by any ‘Authority’ once I am satisfied that my conviction is correct.
In future post, we will take up how this applies to new music and art, in general.