Music Reviews - Bard Of Ely

Written by Ken Mowery

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What has influenced your musicrepparttar most?

All those acts I have mentioned above, along with many more modern ones and genres of music likerepparttar 125488 Blues, Soul, R&B, Folk, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz, Experimental and anything else that I've spent time listening too. My inspiration for songs though is very varied and just reflects my life I think.

Music And Internet Marketing

How hasrepparttar 125489 Internet effected you as a musician? In a big way: I used to be heavily involved in music networking viarepparttar 125490 snail mail with allrepparttar 125491 fanzines and small press andrepparttar 125492 casssette culture which gave way to CDs, but I seem to have phased most of that out becauserepparttar 125493 Internet is a lot easier, cheaper and faster to use. Also, I have made very many good friends, whom I have met via OMDs and at bbs, and discovered so much excellent music. As well as these things it has given me a means of collaborating with people all overrepparttar 125494 world. When did you start marketing your music onrepparttar 125495 Internet?

In about 1997 when I first began to understand IT and to have access to computers.

What has beenrepparttar 125496 most effective way to market your music onrepparttar 125497 Internet?

Via OMDs and Bulletin Boards. My favorite OMD was and I haven't seen any other site which has offered so much. The stations it gave actsrepparttar 125498 option of creating was a great way to promote your music and that of other acts you enjoyed, as well as finding new music.

Musicians And The Future

What doesrepparttar 125499 future hold for you?

More collaborations, more festivals...but as to where my music will take me I really don't know! I have just written my first song in Spanish and am learningrepparttar 125500 language, so who knows where my path will lead?

Finally, is there anything else you want to say about yourself? I prefer to hear what others think of me and my work so I'll let my good friends Laura J Bollé and Chris Kalessin have their say: Words can barely describerepparttar 125501 amazing, multi-talented, multi-faceted and multi-media phenomenon that isrepparttar 125502 Bard of Ely!!! Part eco-warrior, poet, Arthurian Druid, master of herblore, techno-folk fusion pioneer, MC, songwriter, singer, actor, writer and performer,repparttar 125503 Bard has assumed cult status and is featured in many counter-culture books and articles ... a genuinely iconic figure!

His solo work, many collaborations (most recently with Funender stalwart Ed Drury) and remixes represent a wonderfully eclectic body of writing and performance, work that that does justice torepparttar 125504 traditions of acoustic music, yet with modernity, political relevance, and some great melodies! :)

And something else that distinguishes this talented artist is his enthusiastic and positive support for music and musicians, and his friendly, universally-respected presence acrossrepparttar 125505 online music community. We are proud to know him and highly recommend his music to all - Steve,repparttar 125506 Bard of Ely!!!

Check him out TODAY!!!

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Ken is a pastor, writer, musician living in Greeley Colorado. His articles have been published in a number of magazines, ezines and websites including his own

Twenty-three Percent of African Americans Live in Poverty

Written by Drachir Semaj

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Some encouraging news did come fromrepparttar Commerce Department's report.

About fifty-two percent of African American married couples had an income of at least $50,000, twenty-seven percent had incomes of $75,000 or more, and according to a report byrepparttar 125487 Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 259, 000 African American households had incomes above $100,000.

African Americans currently make up almost thirteen percent ofrepparttar 125488 US population and over ten percent ofrepparttar 125489 workforce.

Drachir Semaj

Drachir is a freelance writer who writes articles for the African American Internet audience. Contact Drachir at

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