Saturday, November 27

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(Highlight Reel):  Juno Award Winning Alt-Rockers DEAR ROUGE Educates Us on Social Media Usage with “Fake Fame”
Highlight Reel

(Highlight Reel): Juno Award Winning Alt-Rockers DEAR ROUGE Educates Us on Social Media Usage with “Fake Fame”

Editor's Note:  Here at Scholastic Perspectives, we'll be examining social media usage and its impact on students coming up.  As an educator, one thing I've noticed is missing is the lack of digital citizenship that is being taught towards our students.  Because of this, students aren't socialized like they should be and major cyberbullying issues arise because of the lack of digital citizenship in the curriculum.  As educators, we need to realize that cell phones are here to stay and we need to adapt, and that's teaching students how to interact appropriately on their cell phones.  Also, set aside times to put away the cell phone and be present, especially when you're with loved ones, nature, or at concerts and other forms of entertainment.  In this highlight reel with Scholastic Perspect...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 147):  STEVEN KEENE
Pop & Singer Songwriter, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 147): STEVEN KEENE

Contributor's Note:  Singer/songwriter Steven Keene joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 147th episode via FAB Radio International.  Steven Keene grew up in Brooklyn, New York and got his start playing in folk clubs and cafes of the Greenwich Village since the latest 80's and early 90's alongside contemporaries such as Beck, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin and many others.  Steven is inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Leonard Cohen.  They talk about the song "Them And Us", which seems to be a cry for a return to civility and how people want to become unified as a society and as Americans again, and how not much has really changed since the various movements of the 1960's.  They also go through the goosebump moments of Steven's music.  Fans can fi...
We Nerd Out Vol. 195:  The Legendary Eric Dover of THE LICKERISH QUARTET on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST
Alternatives, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

We Nerd Out Vol. 195: The Legendary Eric Dover of THE LICKERISH QUARTET on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Eric Dover(Imperial Drag, Sextus, Slash's Snakepit, Alice Cooper) of The Lickerish Quartet appeared on the 108th episode of The Don's Hit List Podcast via FAB Radio International with co-hosts The Don and The Grizz.  Eric Dover discusses "Threesome Vol. 1" by The Lickerish Quartet and the band is also composed of ex-Jellyfish members Roger Joseph Manning Jr(Beck, Air, Cheap Trick, Imperial Drag) and Tim Smith(Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Finn Brothers, Sheryl Crow, and Umajets).  "Threesome Vol. 1" by The Lickerish Quartet has received some rave reviews of their EP.  PopMatters states, "Fans of both Jellyfish and Imperial Drag will rejoice at the Quartet's sound.  There are doses of XTC/Queen/ELO-style harmonic structures, flirtations with psychedelic an...
Madness To Creation Converses with Roger Joseph Manning Jr. on his Illustrious Career!
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked

Madness To Creation Converses with Roger Joseph Manning Jr. on his Illustrious Career!

Editor's Note:  It was an honor to speak with such a legend that has been involved in music scores, Beck(especially the "Mutations" album), Jellyfish, and even got to collaborate with Eric Clapton.  Recently, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. released his "Glamping" EP along with the reissues of "Land of Pure Imagination" and "Catnip Dynamite".  Fans can find Roger Joseph Manning Jr. on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RogerJosephManningJr Madness To Creation:  So, how has the response to the "Glamping" EP and the reissues of "Land of Pure Imagination" and "Catnip Dynamite" been so far? Roger:  It's been just fine, we've been very happy with the response and the amount of traffic that has come through, and it's so great to hear the fans all excited to hear new music from me again. Madness To C...
(Album EP Review) “Glamping” by Roger Joseph Manning Jr
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album EP Review) “Glamping” by Roger Joseph Manning Jr

One of the more interesting releases is being released by one of the most best-kept secreets in all of music in Roger Joseph Manning Jr.  On May 18th, the legendary Grammy-award winning keyboardist will be releasing "Glamping" EP to go along with his reissues and deluxe editions of "Land of Pure Imagination" and "Catnip Dynamite" wherever music is sold. In order for one to fully grasp the musical genius and the legendary persona that Roger Joseph Manning Jr possesses, we will discuss his bio with you.  What if I were to tell you that he has been Beck's keyboardist for 22 years, worked with The Format and fun.(We Are Young, does that damn song ring a bell), and the song "Learn To Love Again" by Pink.  This is not to mention collaborating and contributed with the who's who of music in Adele...
Upright Man Sits Down with Madness To Creation to Discuss a Whole Lot of Randomness!
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop

Upright Man Sits Down with Madness To Creation to Discuss a Whole Lot of Randomness!

Editor's Note:   New York City-based rock band Upright Man is Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals). The group met while studying classical music composition at New York University where they played together on various projects ranging from classical ensembles to rock bands. Their strong writing chemistry spurred the formation of Upright Man. Combining elements of alternative, psychedelic, roots rock and classic rock with complex harmonies and time signatures, the band seamlessly intertwines influences like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Crowded House, Little Feat, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and XTC into a unique sound all their own. Upright Man’s dynamic self-titled debut is due out on August 18th. The album’s ten shimmer...