GLOCESTER – The Glocester Scarecrow Festival will be back for its sixth year with live music set up along Main Street in Chepachet thanks to a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
Mark Rechter, of the Glocester Scarecrow Festival, said the grant awarded to the Glocester Public Library, which co-hosts the event with the Chepachet Grange, will allow the festival to pay for several live acts this year during its opening day, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scarecrows are kept standing for two weeks in town for people to walk or drive past to check out until Halloween.
Unlike live music in the past, which was held concert-style with seats at the pavillion in Chepachet, Rechter said this year will see musicians up and down the street about 10 feet from the sidewalks. He said people were more occupied previously with checking out the 120 scarecrows set up by local families, organizations and businesses than checking out the music.
“You’ll see them on porches, church lawns, what have you. It will be that type of atmosphere,” Rechter said.
Rechter said the grant be enough to pay for all performers. Anything left, he said, will be spent on other events, such as face painting. He said it is the third time the festival applied for the grant, and the first year it’s been awarded money.
He said the cost of the festival is covered through the generosity of the Chepachet Grange, Glocester Library and local businesses. There is a small fee to participate in the event to hang a scarecrow, he said.
“We’re still looking for donations,” he added.
Confirmed performers include John Fuzek, Bob Drouin, Gooseberry Road, The Bel-aires, Nolan Leite, Lainey Dionne and Town Councilor Will Worthy. Rechter said any local students are welcome to perform on opening day, and “we’re willing to pay.”
He said the Glocester Scarecrow Festival is community-based and appreciates that half of the scarecrows set up last year were put together by individuals or families. He said thanks to the community’s support, and that with their help, it is a great production.
“It’s going to be like a music festival. That’s a good thing,” he said.
This year’s theme is “Scarecrows in Illumination,” which encourages people to put lights on the scarecrows to light them up at night. While the scarecrows look spooky during the day, he said they look even cooler lit up at night.
“Traffic slows down through Chepachet in October. No one is getting through Chepachet very quickly. On a weekday night, there are a lot of slow drivers out there checking them out, it’s really cool,” Rechter said.
He said participants, particularly businesses, are encouraged to use a QR code to refer anyone taking selfies with the scarecrow to check out the business.
Rechter said the committee holds the location for participants who put a scarecrow in previous years if they want them.
Also last week, Gov. Dan McKee announced that the town of Glocester won a $150,000 Placemaking Grant to construct a large, covered picnic area with tables for outdoor seating to supplement restaurant outdoor dining and a small parking area to facilitate accessibility and signage.
Merle Haggard is easily one of, if not THE, greatest country music singers that ever lived.
And though his life was far from perfect, he was never afraid to put those experiences into his songs and be as authentic and real about his struggles as he possibly could be.
And that includes the challenges that came along with his multiple marriages.
The Hag was married five times in total, and he was married to his second wife, Bonnie Owens, from 1965 to 1978. Of course, he also had a decades-long crush on the queen of country, Dolly Parton, which you can read about more in-depth here.
But back in 2012, Merle made a surprise appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum forum, where he spoke with the Tennessean about his marriage to Bonnie.
She was also a musician, and won the ACM for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1965. She married Merle that same year, and started touring with him and helping take care of his kids from his previous marriage soon after.
Merle says he was in a really creative period during that time, too, and she encouraged him to keep going:
“I got into a heated period, where I was writing pretty good and it was right after she and I had gotten married.
If I even indicated that I was gonna write, she was there with a pad and a pen, and she didn’t miss anything, you know.”
He credits her for making sure some of his biggest hits, like “Mama Tried” and “Workin’ Mans Blues”, made it to the radio. If it wasn’t for Bonnie, he says those songs wouldn’t even exist:
“There wouldn’t have been no ‘Mama Tried’ or ‘Workin’ Man Blues’ if it wasn’t for her. She took those words down at the right time.
I think in ’68 or ’69, we had six BMI awards that year, and she took down the songs, each one of ’em, she had took ’em down.”
One of my favorite Merle Haggard songs, “Today I Started Loving You Again,” was written for Bonnie after they’d been out on tour together and were able to reconnect as a couple, he says:
“‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ was written for her. We’d been on a long tour down in Texas, we’d been down there 90-something days, and we got a week off and then we had to come back and do 45 more days.
And we took this week off, and we flew home and we were in the L.A. airport, and I said, ‘You know, we haven’t had much time to say hello’, talking to her. I said, ‘Today I started loving you again. I had time to start loving you again.’”
And like a true business woman, she responded with this:
“What a great idea for a song.”
He first included the beautiful track on his 1968 record The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde, and it also appeared on the tracklist for his 1970 album The Fightin’ Side of Me.
Of course, the song became an instantly recognizable country classic (though it never peaked in the top 10 on the country charts), that was later covered by other legends like Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Kenny Rogers and plenty of other artists over the years.
Once Merle and Bonnie were back on the Texas tour after that week-long break ended, one night, Merle asked her to go get him a hamburger. He wrote out the song on the paper bag his food came in that night:
“I had written ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ on this paper bag… tore it open and wrote it on there. There was another verse that we never did use.
When I get a royalty check, all the songs that I’ve written make up about half of the money. And ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ is the rest of the money, and I only get 12% of it.
I’d written it for her, so I gave her half of it to begin with. Then we got our divorce, and she got another half.”
But the most incredible part of the interview comes when Merle talks about their relationship years after their marriage ended. He said it took a divorce for them to really realize they were never meant to be married, but they were able to build a friendship that lasted for many years as a result.
He added that they remained close all the way up until her death in 2006:
“I went to see her last time at the home where she was stayin’, and she was several years into the Alzheimer’s thing. She grabbed me by the arm, there was some other people with us, she said ‘I’ve got to take you down to my room.’
So I followed her down to the room, and she had this big slick of her and I up behind her bed.”
And you might want to grab a tissue before you read this part…
“And she looked at me and she said ‘He’s my favorite.’
And she didn’t identify me with that picture.”
I’m sorry, but I cannot even handle that… I think that’s one of the sweetest and most heartbreaking things I’ve ever heard.
And you have to listen to Merle tell the story himself, because he even gets choked up remembering that beautiful moment:
Imagine spending your youth training to be a musician, writing songs, building a fan base and making a name for yourself — then moving to another country where not only does no one know you but they also don’t even recognize the genre of music you play. Sounds a little daunting, right?
That’s exactly what folk musician and singer-songwriter Mikahely did. After establishing himself in his native Madagascar as part of the popular duo Mika and Davis, recording albums and releasing radio hits in Malagasy and in French, Mikahely moved to the United States in 2017 with his American wife. They landed first in Maine and then moved to Burlington in 2019.
“No one in Vermont knew my music when I came here,” Mikahely told me as we sat on a park bench in Burlington’s Old North End last week. “But music is universal, yes? There should be no barriers, no divisions. The music can transcend language, and we can do what we should: love each other.”
Leaving a Madagascar music scene in which he had thrived was no easy feat for the musician, who taught himself to play guitar even though his father, a teacher, begged him not to pursue a career in music.
“I didn’t know how the business worked out here,” he admitted. “And, other than my wife, there was no one helping me to book shows or play with other musicians.”
For a time, Mikahely contemplated leaving music behind. But after booking shows at the Light Club Lamp Shop and Radio Bean, he saw his music taking root in Burlington, even though audiences didn’t understand the language in which he sang or were unfamiliar with Malagasy folk music.
The traditional style of Malagasy that Mikahely is most influenced by features highly melodic vocal parts and diatonic scales, often played on the guitar and the valiha, the national instrument of Madagascar. Made of bamboo, the zither-like instrument creates gorgeous harmonic parallel thirds when the player plucks its strings.
“These were not sounds anyone here had heard before,” Mikahely said. “I play in a lot of traditional Malagasy rhythms, so I was worried … that they would not resonate.”
His fears were unfounded. His sound caught on, resulting in more gigs, including the past two years at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, where he jammed with other local musicians, such as jazz guitarist Paul Asbell. Then, after receiving a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, Mikahely was able to do something he had wanted to do since leaving Madagascar: record a new album.
His first record made in America, Offshoots has the feel of a debut, even though Mikahely is far from a new artist. The album brims with energy and possibility as he creates a fusion between his older music and newer sounds.
“I grew up listening [to] — and love — traditional Malagasy music,” Mikahely explained. “I taught myself to play after I heard these songs and these sounds of my ancestors. I speak to them when I play.”
Yet he’s quick to point out that he’s always learning and inserting new things into his songwriting.
“I call this record Offshoots because I see these songs like branches, stretching from the tree,” he said. “I have those experiences, and I know those traditional songs in my heart, but I am also always changing and learning. The tradition, the conversations with my ancestors is the tree, and the offshoots are what comes from that.”
Mikahely hopes to continue expanding his reach and start playing shows around New England and in Montréal. Given that Vermonters have embraced his music, he’s hopeful that more people will be moved by his fusion of traditional Malagasy folk and his own unique style.
“The language doesn’t really matter,” said Mikahely, who speaks Malagasy, French and English. “If I can play music that will connect me to another person, the sounds will do the work and the spirit will come through.”
A press release from the organization calls the group “a hivemind of nostalgia, film reverence and music appreciation swirling about in the ethereal projector light of a century-old theater.”
The theater in question is Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, where Astral Projection hosts its monthly film and music events. Things kicked off on July 7 with a showing of the John Carpenter cult-classic film They Live, featuring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and the greatest fight scene ever put on celluloid. Before and after the screening, a DJ spun sweet synthwave sounds to properly match the vibe of the movie’s Ronald Reagan-era satire.
The next event in the series is this Saturday, August 13, featuring a performance by singer-songwriter Bonnie “Prince” Billy — aka Will Oldham — with support from New Hampshire indie rockers Footings and Philadelphia noise punks Empath.
To celebrate the show, South Royalton’s Upper Pass Beer is brewing a special Bonnie “Prince” Billy beer called Ease Down the Road, a nod to the singer’s 2001 record of the same name.
The theater only seats about 300 people, so don’t sleep on grabbing a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m., but get there at 4 p.m. for a beer garden behind the theater with a food pop-up from Ludlow’s GameBird and tunes from DJ Middle Management.
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Indie rocker Sean Witters is back with his band, Invisible Homes, which last released a full-length record in 2014: Song for My Double. Witters said in an email that not only are remixes of his work by local producer Willverine on the way but a new LP is, as well.
In the meantime, Witters has released a new single and music video, “Pale Rage (for J.G. Ballard).” Witters said the writings of J.G. Ballard inspired him to write the song, particularly his subversive agit-pop story “Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan.” (Hey, we’ve all been there before, right? No? OK.)
Much of Ballard’s short story, which includes characters who have an erotic fascination with Reagan, informed the writer’s 1973 hit novel, Crash. That novel, Witters wrote in an email, inspired music by Gary Numan and Joy Division, among others.
It’s fitting, then, that Witters fused those influences together for the new wave-leaning, synth-heavy “Pale Rage (for J.G. Ballard).” The track is an effervescent, dreamy slice of shoegaze, and the video is full of car crashes and trippy visuals of Reagan. Give it a listen and view on YouTube while we wait for the record.
If you haven’t gotten out to any of the Music in the Barn series shows this summer, now is the perfect time.
Started in 2020 by musicians Liam John and Sofia Hirsch, the series holds concerts in barns and barnlike venues around the state, including Richmond’s West Monitor Barn, the Sleepy Hollow Inn in Huntington and the Jericho Community Center. On Thursday, August 18, at the West Monitor Barn, folk band Cricket Blue headline, accompanied by a string trio. Another string ensemble, Trio Arco, opens the show.
Aside from taking in the beautiful scenery of an old barn in the Vermont countryside, Music in the Barn is an incredible chance to see some of Vermont’s best musicians play in places other than bars and theaters. Purchase tickets at musicinthebarn.com.
Musician, cartoonist and bike flipperJames Kochalka has released the first video from his latest record, um, Bike Flipper. “Disco Nose” features Kochalka emoting wildly on the beach with family as he performs the a cappella love song.
Speaking of love songs, Kochalka told me by email that he is currently working on another new record, this one with producer Benny Yurco, which mostly will consist of “crushing love ballads.” Get ready to be emotionally crushed by Kochalka!
From there, the idea of using taxpayer money to bring the Piano Man to Melbourne morphed into a 2018 election promise to stage a 10-day, statewide music festival. The festival will now stretch over an almost three-month season.
An exclusive evening with Dua Lipa: Palais Theatre, Sunday, October 3.
Rockin’ the Burbs, various: Saturday, October 22 – Monday, October 31.
Bad Apples House Party – Briggs, Mo’Ju, Chasing Ghosts and more: Curtin Hotel, Saturday, November 5.
Blaktivisim – Yothu Yindi: Arts Centre Melbourne, Saturday, November 5.
Chapterfest 30: Northcote Theatre, Saturday, November 5.
Flow Festival: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Saturday, November 5.
An intimate audience with Sophie Ellis-Bextor: NGV International Garden Restaurant, Thursday, November 11.
Claptone – The Masquerade: Riva, Saturday, November 19.
Jess Cornelius: The Night Cat, Saturday, November 19.
Toro Y Moi: Northcote Social Club, Wednesday, November 23.
Frente 30 Years of Marvin the Album: Brunswick Ballroom, Thursday, November 24.
Big Thief: Melbourne Recital Centre, Friday, November 30.
Lovely Day: Palais Foreshore, Sunday, December 4.
Sampa the Great: Hamer Hall, Friday, December 9.
Earlier this year headline acts Nick Cave and Billy Joel were announced to play at Hanging Rock and the MCG respectively. Already on the docket were performances from Khruangbin, Amyl and the Sniffers, Tash Sultana, Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi, Middle Kids, Alice Skye and Isaiah Firebrace.
Gudinski’s original idea for Always Live was a 17-day festival spanning three weekends and featuring a “monster” event on each weekend.
Although the concept was personally championed and developed by Gudinski, it has been embraced by rival promoters, with Live Nation Asia Pacific president Roger Field and TEG chief executive Geoff Jones backing the festival and state cabinet’s decision to appoint Matthew Gudinski, Michael’s son and heir to the Mushroom music empire, to the chairman’s role.
OK Motels (Savage and the Last Drinks, Nice Biscuit, Elizabeth, Vintage Crop, Bad Bangs, Skyscraper Stan, Kino Motel, Smarts, Baby Cool, Enola and more): Charlton, Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30.
Crowded House (supported by Angus & Julia Stone and Boy & Bear): Gateway Lakes, Wodonga, Sunday, November 3.
The Alpine Festival – Jessica Mauboy: Pioneer Park, Bright, Saturday, November 12.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (supported by Courtney Barnett): Hanging Rock, Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.
Almost Summer Festival: Capital Theatre, Bendigo, Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27.
QMF x First Plays – Queenscliff Music Festival (Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi, Middle Kids and RVG): Queenscliff, Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27.
Hometown – Isaiah Firebrace: Girgarre Sound Shell, near Echuca, Sunday, December 4.
Hometown – Alice Skye: Sawyer Park Sound Shell, Horsham, Saturday, December 10.
Tash Sultana (with Pierce Brothers, Kim Churchill, Kee’ahn, Little Green and Mark Howard) – Ocean Sounds: Churchill Island, Saturday, December 10.
On Thursday Gudinski said the music festival would “reaffirm” Victoria as the music state of Australia.
“Always Live was a dream my late father had to reassure our state’s live music roots and I am proud to be part of the team making it a reality,” he said.
“We’re delivering the largest-ever live music celebration in Australia while supporting local jobs, businesses, artists and roadies around the state,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos on Thursday. “We’re bringing Victorians the live music experiences they love, to destinations across the state.”
Epicc Events & Entertainment, 1123 S. Ninth St., is hosting Sip n Paint from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $35 per person, and includes canvas and paint supplies, one alcoholic beverage, and a food bar. To learn more, check Sip n Paint on Facebook.
Henderson County Public Library, Biggsville, Illinois, will host Movie Day at the Library at 2 p.m., showing “Over the Hedge.”
Jefferson Street Farmers Market is 4:30-7 p.m. in downtown Burlington, with live music by Jared Rouggly.
Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will host Art in the Afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Lunch at the Top serving a full meal for $7 is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia. To order carryout, call (319) 754-4807 by 11 a.m.
Moose Lodge 579, 2529 Mount Pleasant St., will host bingo. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bird games are at 6:20 p.m. Regular games are at 7 p.m. Yolanda’s food will be available, also for carryout.
Steamboat Senior Center, 501 Jefferson St., will have live music from 1-3 p.m.
Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register for Boys, Backwoods, and Beer at the Oakland Mills Park, at mycountyparks.com. The next meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, when participants learn how ancient people crafted stone tools and weapons and try spear-throwing with an atati. The new men’s group offers fellowship, education, and beer.
West Point Sweet Corn Festival is at City Park in West Point. The carnival. barbecue pork loin dinners and free sweet corn are 5-10 p.m. The princess and queen interviews and coronations are 6-7 pm followed by the Holy Trinity Dance Team performance. For a schedule, visit westpointsweetcornfestival.com.
August Cruise Night is 6-9 p.m. around the Mount Pleasant city square.
Moose Lodge 579, 2529 Mount Pleasant St., will offer a full salad bar including bread for the evening meal. Music by Schlatter & Schlatter is 7:30-10:20 p.m.
West Point Sweet Corn Festival is at City Park in West Point. The carnival, barbecue chicken dinners, and free sweet corn are 5-10 p.m. Whiskey Friends free concert is 7-10 p.m. For a schedule, visit westpointsweetcornfestival.com.
Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St., Family Art Day open house is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be demonstrations, class sign-ups with discounts, and make-and-take projects for children.
Burlington School District Back to School Kick-Off is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Camp Eastman, 750 E County Road 1780, Nauvoo, Illinois, with free transportation departing: at 9:30 a.m. Grimes; 11 a.m. BHS cafeteria entrance, and 12:30 a.m. Sunnyside. Free lunch and activities are included.
Des Moines County Conservation Summer Celebration is noon-3 p.m. at Starr’s Cave Nature Center, with free family activities like the stream table, Flint River Trail hike, yard games, and Critter Catch in Flint Creek.
Free Swim Day at Fort Madison Public Pool is sponsored by Empowering Families Lee County. Adult swim is noon-1 p.m. Open swim is 1-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Heritage Trust Preservation Station, 213 Valley St., is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, selling unique vintage decorative items and historic building materials.
J-40 Farm Crawl is 8 a.m.-5 p.m., showcasing 11 family farms, local artisans, and crafters along a stretch of Keosauqua highway, starting with a homemade, freewill breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-to noon at the Amish School at J-40 and V-64 in Lebanon.
Matt Roberts Blues Band will play from 7:30-9 p.m. at Rand Park Pavilion in Keokuk.
Momma Lu Car Show is 5-8 p.m. at Lions Locust Grove Park at Morning Sun School. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. There will be a DJ, judged classes, family activities, a 50/50 raffle, and the meal benefiting new park playgrounds will include grilled beef burgers, jumbo hotdogs, homemade onion rings, and root beer floats. The rain date is Aug. 14.
Moose Lodge 579, 2529 Mount Pleasant St., Riderz third anniversary party is 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Old Couch Music Fest returns to the Capitol Theater, 211 N. Third St. Enjoy cold beer, hot food, and three stages featuring live music from Wild Love: A Tribute to The Doors, Bluzillion, Eric Pettit Lion, and Fretworks, all free. at 6 p.m.
Swedish Pancake Breakfast is 8-11 a.m. at Swedesburg Parish Hall, serving Swedish pancakes with lingonberries. Potatis korv, homemade rolls, juice, and coffee. Cost is $10, $5 for children age 6 and younger.
West Point Sweet Corn Festival is at City Park in West Point. The carnival is from noon to midnight. Events start with the 5K and 10K runs, and continue with a horseshoe throwing tournament, arts and crafts in the park, a carnival, Pee-Wee Drags, and junior water fights. Barbecue chicken dinners and free sweet corn are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For a schedule, visit westpointsweetcornfestival.com.
Free Swim Day at Fort Madison Public Pool is sponsored by Jess Sutcliffe, State Farm agent. Adult swim is noon-1 p.m. Open swim is 1-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Master Gardeners Wildflower Walk is 1-4 p.m., through local nature sites: Starr’s Cave, Burlington Public Library, and the Aldo Leopold Middle School prairie classroom. Start at any site, receive a field guide and participate in a scavenger hunt. Registration is not required.
Players Workshop, 1431 Grove St., free, public open house to celebrate its 90th year is 1-4 p.m. with backstage tours, skits and presentations, birthday cake, and visitors can register for great door prizes. To learn more, visit playersworkshoptheatre.com or the Workshop’s Facebook page.
West Point Sweet Corn Festival wraps up today at City Park in West Point. The carnival is 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Barbecue chicken dinners, free sweet corn, and the parade starts at 11 a.m. For a schedule, visit westpointsweetcornfestival.com.
On July 3 at Watford Football Club Stadium in North London, Sir Elton John while performing his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour gave a shout out to Ray Williams.
“Thanks to the guy who started the whole thing off,” John told the crowd.
Williams, now a Sanford resident, is credited with discovering John and introducing him to longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. Williams managed John through his first five albums and is also known for discovering artists such as Jeff Lynne of ELO and Gerry Rafferty.
Williams helped found the Sanford Music Circle this year, with “Writers Round” performances in area venues and restaurants, documenting progress of each artist and their collaboration with mentors.
The success of the Writers Round caught the eye of filmmakers, and on August 25 the Temple Theatre in Sanford will play host to a performance of members that will be recorded for an upcoming movie.
Guests and collaborators include:
*Award winning actor, writer and director Chris Mulkey, who has a long and diverse career in film, television, stage. Best known for “On The Basis of Sex,” “Whiplash,” “Captain Philips,” “Twin Peaks,” “The Purge,” and more, he is also a songwriter with music featured in film and television.
*Britton Buchanan, Sanford native and runner up in Season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice,” who is now a singer-songwriter and has written with Rob Thomas, J.D. Souther, Alicia Keys, Kevin Griffin, and more.
*Frank Bruno of Wilmington, who draws songwriting inspiration from generations of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Mark Knopfler, Wilco, and more.
*Paige King Johnson of Angier, whose debut single “Water Down the Whiskey” climbed to number 29 on Music Row charts. She has worked with Pam Tillis, Scotty McCreery, and other Nashville music royalty.
*John Norris of Sanford, a founding member of the Sanford Music Circle who has recently become active in the country music scene.
*Jason Adamo of Raleigh, a songwriter who recently received a RIAA Gold Platinum Plaque for writing Brett Young’s “Beautiful Believer.”
*H.G. Murrell of Charlotte, who studied songwriting at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and won a songwriting lesson with Sir Paul McCartney.
*Erik Hawks, a North Carolina native who spent five years writing songs with the Raleigh based “Young Yonder Band.”
Aug. 10 (UPI) — South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation is giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its “Forever 1” music video.
The K-pop stars shared a featurette Wednesday that shows the members of Girls’ Generation on the music video’s set.
Girls’ Generation are seen in hair and makeup before singing and dancing on the video’s set.
The group released the “Forever 1” video last week. The video shows the members on a cruise ship-themed set and also taking to the air in a plane.
“Forever 1” is the title track from Girls’ Generation’s album of the same name, also released Friday. The album celebrates the 15th anniversary of the group’s debut and is their first since Holiday Night in 2017.
Forever 1 also features the songs “Lucky Like That,” “Seventeen,” “Villain,” “You Better Run,” “Closer,” “Mood Lamp,” “Summer Night,” “Freedom” and “Paper Plane.”
Girls’ Generation consists of Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. The group made its debut in August 2007.
Did you know that listening to music could impact your pain levels? According to a new study, people who were given the impression that they had control over their music choice experienced more pain relief than people who were not given any control.
The study published in PLOS ONE included 286 adults experiencing chronic pain who were asked to rate their pain before and after listening to a music track. Two different versions of the track were composed. Participants were randomly assigned to hear either the low- or high-complexity version. They were also randomly selected to be given the impression they had some control over the musical qualities of the track. However, these participants heard the same track regardless of their choice.
It was found that participants who felt they had control over the music reported more significant relief in the intensity of their pain compared to those who were not given the impression. All participants reported enjoying both versions of the track, but no links were found between the music complexity and the amount of pain relief. However, it was noted that participants who engaged actively with music in their everyday life had even greater pain-relief benefits.
These findings suggest that engagement and choice of music are important for pain relief. Further research is needed to explore the relationship between music choice and engagement. Strategies for boosting engagement are also needed to improve pain relief.
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“We have built a strong relationship with the team and share the same vision for the future of music.”
Buk Nkosi, Chaos Club Digital
Buk Nkosi, CEO of Chaos Club Digital, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with Warner Music. We have built a strong relationship with the team and share the same vision for the future of music.”
“I’m so excited to be in business with Buk and the team at Chaos Club Digital. Their creativity and original thinking in both the music and tech space truly set them apart in our industry.”