Rick Keene Music Scene – Coping with Curfew; Music for Mental Health. Part Two

Art is therapy. Music is art.

During these times of uncertainty and isolation. An era where misleading headlines and news stories filled with one -sided inaccurate fear are creating mental health problems – common sense and education are needed. Relaxation and time away from information is essential.

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Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few). Music acts as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety or for dysregulation.

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Please listen below to Part Two of the best music to calm your soul and ease your mind.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Coping with Curfew; Music for Mental Health

Art is therapy. Music is art.

During these times of uncertainty and isolation. An era where misleading headlines and news stories filled with one -sided inaccurate fear are creating mental health problems – common sense and education are needed. Relaxation and time away from information is essential.

Photo by Luan Oosthuizen on Pexels.com

Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few). Music acts as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety or for dysregulation.

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Please listen below to Part One of the best music to calm your soul and ease your mind.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Songs That Influenced The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards

The human riff started somewhere.

Keith Richards is known as the man who will not die. Years of excess have not killed the man. One thing hardly mentioned however – Keith Richards’ riffs and songs will also never die.

The most prolific songwriting guitar player in Rock n Roll and perhaps all music history is schooled in music. Jazz, Country, Blues – Keith Richards (and The Stones) have been there done that.

Please listen below to TEN of Keith Richards’ biggest musical influences. The framework for the human riff.

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tunes From The Guess Who, Styx, Displaced Pieces and Sass Jordan

What is with older music fans living in the past?

In any profession, the more experience you have – the more you are sought out. Sadly, unless people want to hear the early songs of an experienced musician, the new tunes go unnoticed.

Have a listen below to a couple of new Bluesy tunes and some songs that classic rock radio should be playing but do not.

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Linus Entertainment Acquires Borealis Records Catalog

Acclaimed Canadian folk label achieved success with Stan Rogers, Le Vent Du Nord, La Bottine Souriante, Michael Jerome Browne, Ron Hynes, The Fugitives, & Oliver Schroer among many others.

After 25 years of proudly putting out some of the best Canadian folk and roots music, the principles of Borealis Records Grit Laskin and Bill Garrett – have announced that as of January 1, 2021 the Borealis catalog will shift to the management of Linus Entertainment, a leading Canadian rights management company whose portfolio of labels includes True North Records, Stony Plain Records, The Children’s Group, and Solid Gold Records.

In a joint statement, Laskin and Garrett said of the transition, “We have partnered with Linus Entertainment for some 13 years in distribution and they have been our partners in the best sense.”

Geoff Kulawick, President and CEO of Linus Entertainment, said of the transition, “It has been a joy to work with Grit and Bill and their wonderful artists.  Taking on the responsibility of managing the Borealis catalog, which includes many ever-green musical gems of Canadian culture and folklore was a natural fit as we know the music well, so transition for the artists and our global distribution partners will be seamless.”

Laskin and Garrett continued, “We have been most fortunate in being able to work with a large number of very fine artists over the years. Their music has been a constant source of inspiration and the friendships made will be life-long.   Although we leave the business of running a record company behind we by no means will be leaving music.”

 

Grit Laskin continues to craft some of the best acoustic guitars made anywhere and Bill Garrett is in demand as a producer.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Beatles’ Long and Winding History of ‘Borrowing’ Music

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”- Oscar Wilde.

If the above statement is true; The Beatles were not ‘the greatest’. So who was then?

Please listen below to some songs (or riffs) The Beatles were accused of ‘borrowing’.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Happy New Year (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb … er … Mask …)

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music – the best present !

Want to know what’s happening in the coming days on Rick Keene Music Scene and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential. Education is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten Male CD Releases

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

To say 2020 was an interesting year – all you need to do is see the 2020 calendar next to the definition of interesting in the dictionary. The world has seen worse yet the repercussions from govt decisions will not be seen for a few years. The jury is still out on just how interesting 2020 will be.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if it was the most effected industry on the planet. Add the restaurants and clubs as a close second to almost total decimation – a miracle that music managed to keep everyone sane.

The government decisions regarding Covid seem to be pushing the world into a society living in a box. In the past few years via streaming services (video and audio), music was already pushed in that direction. With more and more ‘live’ clubs shutting their doors before Covid – the touring musician was already in trouble. No live shows – no selling of merchandise. CDs sold at concerts were the bread and butter for professional musicians. They do not make enough money to survive and create from streaming services.

There is a lot of great music wonderfully being created each day around the world. Rick Keene Music Scene is one place you can hear the creativity and podcasts are also the place to explore. If you want to learn and grow as a music fan – mainstream radio is the last place that should enter your brain. Corporations placing their product into the conscience and subconsciousness of the world. Shawn Mendes may as well be the new Ford Escort. The marketing is the same via radio, tv and film. Repeating someone is the best over and over – they become ‘the best’ much to the chagrin of the thousand men who are better.

Please have a listen below to ten songs from ten of the best male CD releases in 2020.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Year in Review; Top Ten Female CD Releases

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

To say 2020 was an interesting year – all you need to do is see the 2020 calendar next to the definition of interesting in the dictionary. The world has seen worse yet the repercussions from govt decisions will not be seen for a few years. The jury is still out on just how interesting 2020 will be.

Nevertheless, music did go on even if it was the most effected industry on the planet. Add the restaurants and clubs as a close second to almost total decimation – a miracle that music managed to keep everyone sane.

The government decisions regarding Covid seem to be pushing the world into a society living in a box. In the past few years via streaming services (video and audio), music was already pushed in that direction. With more and more ‘live’ clubs shutting their doors before Covid – the touring musician was already in trouble. No live shows – no selling of merchandise. CDs sold at concerts were the bread and butter for professional musicians. They do not make enough money to survive and create from streaming services.

There is a lot of great music wonderfully being created each day around the world. Rick Keene Music Scene is one place you can hear the creativity and podcasts are also the place to explore. If you want to learn and grow as a music fan – mainstream radio is the last place that should enter your brain. Corporations placing their product into the conscience and subconsciousness of the world. Taylor Swift may as well be the new Ford Escort. The marketing is the same via radio, tv and film. Repeating someone is the best over and over – they become ‘the best’ much to the chagrin of the thousand women who are better.

Please have a listen below to ten songs from ten of the best female CD releases in 2020.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Christmas Eve Special

Writing music is a gift. Buying music – the best present !

A very Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night !

Please listen below. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – John Oates – The Christmas Song and A Chat …

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“Since being homebound during the pandemic I’ve been recording at home using Apple’s Garage Band on my computer. For me it’s therapeutic and a great way to pass the time. I chose to record the Mel Torme Classic ” The Christmas Song ” playing all the instruments myself and giving it a little more of a bluesy feel. A great song doesn’t need much…simplicity is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it.”-John Oates

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Harmonium Goes GOLD In Canada. ‘Live’ show on December 25th

The instrumental album ‘Harmonium symphonique – Histoires sans paroles’ has just been certified gold record by Music Canada, a recognition that underscores the 40,000 copies sold.

Histoires sans paroles, the first symphonic project from the world of Harmonium, brings together the complete works of the group adapted by Simon Leclerc and performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) under his direction. Totaling more than 140 minutes of music, Histoires sans paroles is a co-direction by Serge Fiori and Simon Leclerc, under the artistic direction of Nicolas Lemieux, president of GSI Musique. 

The double album is available exclusively at www.harmoniumsymphonique.com, in digital version or in two-CD or four-vinyl boxes (available as of February 2021), accompanied by a booklet illustrated with photos taken during the recording at the Maison symphonique.

The first project from the fabled Harmonium since the release of L’Heptade 44 years ago, the symphonic performance of Histoires sans paroles, totaling more than 140 minutes, is more than simple orchestral interpretations. It’s a reworking of the songs revealing the compositions in a whole new light. The exquisite flavor, the subtlety and the multiple layers offered by this instrumental work, invite each listener to imagine their own new stories of what for many had become part of the soundtrack of their life.


 Harmonium is one of the most influential bands in Quebec music history and their success reached across North America as the sound of progressive rock came to characterize the 1970’s music scene. The success of their three albums HarmoniumSi on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison and L’Heptade and the single Pour un instant resulted in an invitation to Los Angeles, where the National Film Board of Canada filmed Harmonium en Californie. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed Si on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison at number 36 of the Best 50 Progressive Rock Albums and declared it the Best Progressive Folk Album. In 2007, all three of Harmonium’s studio albums were named among the 100 greatest Canadian albums of all time in Bob Mersereau’s book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The influence they had on the sound of Quebec music was immense and still resonates.

Broadcast of the complete album on ICI Musique
As a holiday gift to its listeners and to the many fans of Harmonium, ICI Musique Classique and ICI Musique will broadcast the full album on December 25th at midnight. An appointment not to be missed.

Please listen below to an excerpt from that album.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Displaced Pieces; The Album of the Year?

Experience cannot be taught.

Leonard Shaw and Sandy Chochinov probably forget what most people will never know.

That experience combines for an album that would have climbed to number one if released before the internet reared it’s (sometimes) ugly head.

Shaw has been playing music for almost his entire life and his education is vast in both playing and listening.

Please listen below to my chat with Leonard about joining The Guess Who, playing with the likes of Del Shannon and his new project Displaced Pieces.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – George Thorogood Is ‘Live’ At Christmas Time

Someone has to keep real music alive …

George Thorogood was schooled in music as were most Rock bands that came along before 1990.

Hooker, Waters, Berry and Diddley, just a few of George’s teachers. The framework of modern day music all on the blackboard for George to hear.

Thankfully – George’s historic music and attitude were caught live in Boston in 1982. Now – students in 2020 can learn what it takes to play Rock n Roll from a guy without a ‘real job’ and ‘drinks alone’.

Please listen below to my chat with George Thorogood about his new album, his Christmas musical memories and the foundations of Rock n Roll.

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Rick Keene Music Scene -A Pre Christmas Preview and The Best New Tunes

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music – the best present !

Want to know what’s happening in the coming days on Rick Keene Music Scene and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and tunes from the album of the year! Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – No Coal in This Stocking ! The Best New Music …

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music should be appreciated.

Want to know what’s happening in the music world and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

You have come to the right place. Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and news you need to know. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘It’s A Bit Nipply Outside …’

Warm music is the answer.

As Christmas nears – who among us cannot help but to feel excited? The kid in all of us is waking up!

Please listen below to some of the best Christmas quotes and obscure Holiday tunes.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A ‘Pot Pour Ye’ of Music News and Tunes

Writing music is a gift. Receiving music should be appreciated.

Want to know what’s happening in the music world and at the same time hear some new and old tunes?

You have come to the right place. Around Canada town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music and news you need to know. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Osheaga Announced

OSHEAGA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
 FOO FIGHTERS, CARDI B, AND POST MALONE
AS HEADLINERS FOR OSHEAGA 2021

OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021 presented by Bell Alt TV in collaboration with Coors Light returns stronger than ever to celebrate its 15th edition! We are aware that we are heading into uncertain times, and we have been working relentlessly behind the scenes to create the ideal circumstances for OSHEAGA to move ahead without a hitch. Of course, we will follow all COVID-19 guidelines (as they evolve) and continue to update the status should anything change, but we need to plan for the future, because there IS a light at the end of the tunnel! OSHEAGA is all about spreading joy and fun in a secure environment for everyone to celebrate along with live performances by FOO FIGHTERS, CARDI B, POST MALONE and more! 

15 Years

15 years of rocking stages and lighting up the sky, 15 years of friendship and fleeting moments, 15 years of new discoveries and catching up with old favorites. We miss live music and we just can’t wait to bring it back to you as soon as circumstances allow. Welcome back to YOUR festival!  

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Kathy Valentine Explores The Go-Go’s in Her New Book. Part One

Kathy Valentine just wanted to be in a band.

Kathy Valentine has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, starting her first band in her hometown of Austin and making a name for herself in the iconic band the Go-Go’s after moving to Los Angeles.

The Go-Go’s are considered the most successful all-female band of all time and made music history for writing and performing the first and only album by an all-female band to top the charts. Kathy wrote or co-wrote some of the band’s most renowned tunes, including the hits “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.”

Signing with the esteemed University of Texas Press to write a memoir fulfilled Kathy’s dream to be a published author. Her first book, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir will be released in spring 2020.

Taking an innovative approach and intersecting her storytelling with her songwriting skills, Kathy has written, performed and recorded a soundtrack of fully original songs and music to accompany her memoir. 

Please listen below to my chat with Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s !

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Writing music is a gift.

Schooling, feelings and many times, a natural ability creates magic.

Around Canada – town to town and province to province, songs are created everyday.

Please listen below to some of the best new music. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Christmas Off The Beaten Path

Lumps of coal for everyone who does not enjoy music !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Inside – we all want to give milk and cookies to Santa !

Please listen below to some of the best Christmas music along with a couple of classics. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene -The Best Christmas Tunes or Your Money Back !

Lumps of coal for everyone who does not enjoy music !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Inside – we all want to give milk and cookies to Santa !

Please listen below to some of the best worldwide Blues artists play some original Christmas music along with a couple of classics. Forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – If It Ain’t Got That Swing … (Rock n’ Roll Done Right)

If you tap your toes then the drummer knows …

Rock n Roll has lost it’s Roll for the most part in the past ten years. Or – has it?

Once you rid yourself of any preconceived ideas that Rock n Roll existing solely on corporate radio,a surprise may find you.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness onto social media. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Non Commercial Pre Christmas Preview

Lumps of coal for everyone !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Blips in behavior are forgivable even to Santa Claus.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – No Negative Waves …

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (Bring Your Own Mask)

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Celebrate The Vice President-Elect of the United States. It’s Ladies Night !

Kamala Devi Harris. History …

In honor of the first woman to be Vice President-elect of the United States, let us celebrate by portraying some of the best women singers of today.

Canada especially is pumping out so much feminine talent – ‘the boys’ must be shaking in their boots.

No matter where your political allegiance leans – recognizing Kamala’s journey is important. Another step in making women on par with men, something that is long overdue.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some names and forget the craziness.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music News and New Tunes

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Preview of Artists Performing on Odiance.

Music is not free.

Can you imagine having a professional come to your place and do work for you? Can you imagine not paying for their services?

Musicians and artists are the same thing. Right now, more than ever – they need your help.

Please listen below to a preview of some of the artists that will be live-streaming shows on Odiance. Ticketed events that will help them continue to bring joy to this sometimes menacing world.

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