StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow me as I introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City! ....and come with us as we document it on film!!

COVER: Kayce Laine ...





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Thursday

StreetcredMusic: Songs Of Summer. Madeleine Peyroux and Janis Joplin

 Songs for Summer

 Madeleine Peyroux 

    Young Madeleine moved to Paris with her mother in 1987 following her parents divorce. “To soothe me during the upheaval”, she recalls, “I was given a guitar and took to playing in the streets almost immediately.”

 VIDEO: Madeleine Peyroux "Summer Wind"



 The curious teenager started skipping school to frequent the city’s Latin Quarter where street musicians dwelled, keen to learn about their music and way of life. At 16, the fearless teen joined the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band with whom she toured the streets of Europe, discovering Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday while “voraciously picking up all the songs and all the guitar playing” she could.

   

 

 

 Madeleine’s thirst for creative exploration is unfading and her willingness to face creative challenges remains as solid now as it was three decades ago.

 Madeleine's web site HERE

 

 

 

 

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Songs for Summer     

  Janis Joplin         

VIDEO: "Summertime" Janis Joplin             

 

 Joplin died of an accidental heroin overdose in 1970 aged 27, after releasing three albums (two with Big Brother, and one solo album). A second solo album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts. She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time[11] and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with Recording Industry Association of America certifications of 18.5 million albums sold.


    

  The One and Only. Janis Joplin

Friday

StreetcredMusic, Videos, For Women Only... Michelle Mangione

 StreetcredMusic is a totally non-profit blog. Supporting #indiewomen in the arts. #Globally... Since 2010. Based in New York City

Michelle Mangione  

About Michelle...😍

With her band, cajon (box drum), drums and acoustic guitar, songwriter Michelle Mangione challenges the world of live music to rise to a very intimate and honest level.

To date, she has released 4 Independent CDs and numerous independent videos.

She is frequently seen playing guitar and "feet drums" at the same time, a skill she learned out of necessity. "I couldn't afford to pay a drummer, and needed the percussive edge in our acoustic shows, so I devised a pedal driven drum set that I could play with my feet", says Michelle. 

Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: Artists Leaving A Dictatorship, Part II. Yekaterina Antonov

 

 >I asked a few women, artists, who have come to America from a life under dictatorship, to reply. 
To see if they agree with my observation that most who take that path support the Republicans here in America<

My name is Yekaterina Antonov, aka Cate Anton. I was born and raised in Kherson, near Odessa and Sevastopol. I'm 40. I don't think of myself as an artist per se. I paint. I paint what my eyes tell me to paint. 
 
Yekaterina Antonov

 
 The family I grew up with and their families before them, have all lived under tyranny all their lives. They love Trump. He is everything they were told to admire as Russians forever. A man that is 100 levels above you on the social and economic scale. The fact that he wears makeup and bleaches his hair, endears him to them. Makeup and hair coloring are nonexistent in 90% of Russia.

He lies and tells you that he is looking out for you. To Russians that is like apple pie to Americans, a staple. A variation of the Stockholm Syndrome, with the same effect.

When the Soviet Union fell apart, my family lost everything, jobs, savings, and in some cases their sanity. Some drank themselves to death, depression was the norm.

I finished second in the "New Faces" beauty pageant two years before the fall of the USSR. My uncles were judges. My family had given me education and the opportunity to have a life where nothing could go wrong. Just as Russia became number one in the world in bankruptcies and alcoholism. I left.

When I was a kid someone said that Lenin's body was for sale to the highest bidder. My father said "why would anyone want to buy a dead politician, if you have money you can go to Moscow and buy a live one"
That way of thinking and that fear of change is what makes the last generation of Russians, like the republicans. They fear anything progressive.

Pete asked for a paragraph or so....there is so much more to all this, but I also see people from the USSR, leaning "right".
 

Sunday

StreetcredMusic: Artists, Leaving A Dictatorship. Monica

 

 >I asked a few women, artists, who have come to America from a life under dictatorship, to reply. 
To see if they agree with my observation that most who take that path support the Republicans here in America<
 
Monica:
In answer to my friend and former colleague, Pete.
Pete the magnet. Pete, who for seven years thought I was from Poland.
I have never set foot in Poland. Pete, who I sent into retirement with a simple tap on his shoulder.

My name is Monica Varga, I'm Hungarian, from, Szeged. I am a musician and writer of poetry.
I was born under the Soviet controlled state. I left when I was 20, two years before the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time. And yes, I agree most of the people I know from Russia or what we then called the 'Eastern Block' fall to the right politically.
 
  Monica Varga age 8.
 
Speaking for those close to me, they feared change. They were handed the same TV, newspapers, entertainment and education all their lives. They are comfortable with someone dictating to them.
Freedom to so many I know, was frightful. They were indoctrinated to believe the Soviet way was the only way.
They speak out about American freedoms, when they nothing of freedom.

Not me. I read a quote many years ago: "If you are anywhere you do not want to be, you are in prison" That was me. I embraced my freedom in America. I can easily see the importance of all being equal. I'm astonished that so many I know supported Trump. It's sad so many still carry the oppression on their sleeves. Most criticize the liberal or progressive point of view as soft.
Freedom is soft.

Throughout most of my young life, I have lived in the shadow of the dictatorship. It denied me safety and security.
Most Hungarians know what it was to live in a dictatorship; some are old enough to have known both fascism and communism.  No one wants to go back to that.
 

Thank you, Pete.

 See part two:: See part two, HERE Cate

Saturday

StreetcredMusic: Lots Of Women Play Piano, Part 3. Jade Simmons and Ivete Sangalo

 StreetcredMusic: "Lots of Women Play Piano" Part 3.

 “Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness.                              

But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” 

Video: Ivete Sangalo

                 

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"The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind"

 

Other articles in this series::Parts 1 & 2 HERE
 
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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Lots Of Women Play Piano, Part 2 Carly Simon and Licia Missori

 StreetcredMusic: "Lots Of Women Play Piano" Part 2.

  Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. 

The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

 The one and only: Carly Simon

 

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 Pianos, unlike people, sing when you give them your every growl. 

They know how to dive into the pit of your stomach and harmonize with your roars when you’ve split yourself open.

And when they see you, guts shining, brain pulsing, heart right there exposed in a rhythm that beats need need, need need, need need, pianos do not run... And so she plays. 

From Italy; The Music of Licia Missori

♯♮♭ Pianowomen 


 See part 1....Part 1 HERE

  

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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: Lots of Women Play Piano, Pt 1. Kayce Laine and Carole King

 The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by wooden hammers that are coated with a softer material (modern hammers are covered with dense wool felt; some early pianos used leather). It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

The word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte

 Kayce Laine

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Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, 

you want to leave yourself wanting more. Carole King

 


 

See part 2: Part2 HERE!

 

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StreetcredMusic: After The Music: #Pianowomen with Erin Pellnat

 

"After The Music" with Erin Pellnat 

Songstress, Sky Diver, resident of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn.

A style all her own, versatile, in her music and her life. From heavy metal to jazz

she excels. And it's all wrapped up in an exploding stage presence.

More interviews: CLICK HERE