GEORGE MICHAEL LEAVES US FOR THAT DIFFERENT CORNER

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s been said before and it’s been said many times this year: Life’s too short. And today, the day after Christmas, came the news that George Michael had his Last Christmas and decided to leave us at the age of 53, and join Prince, Bowie, Glenn Frey, Rick Parfitt from StatusContinue reading “GEORGE MICHAEL LEAVES US FOR THAT DIFFERENT CORNER”

NEW LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM PAST LESSONS

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Women they get weary/Young girls they do get weary/Wearing that same shabby old dress…” The late great Otis Redding sang that while dispersing the advice that when it comes to showing women affection, how there’s nothing more effective than trying a little tenderness. “Romance me,” “Woo me”, “Hold my hand”, “CuddleContinue reading “NEW LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM PAST LESSONS”

KEEF TURNS 73 YEARS YOUNG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need, and to keep Rock and Roll and the Blues and that renegade lifestyle that we all want and lead vicariously, we’ve always wanted Keef. And today, on his 73rd birthday, we need him more than ever. Why?Continue reading “KEEF TURNS 73 YEARS YOUNG”

HONG KONG: TIME TO STOP IT FROM GOING TO THE PUPPY DOGS

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s getting harder and harder to understand the prolonged “winter of discontent” that some are going through about the present and future of Hong Kong. It’s almost as if they have way too much time on their hands with in-fighting to embrace misguided cause célèbres. Remember how Occupy Central suddenly morphedContinue reading “HONG KONG: TIME TO STOP IT FROM GOING TO THE PUPPY DOGS”

THE BEST MUSIC EXECUTIVE TODAY: IS THERE SUCH AN ANIMAL?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk A friend recently asked who is the best music company executive. The “best” in any industry is tough to name these days as so much is hidden from view with smoke and mirrors creating illusions (and delusion) of success, whereas in the music industry, the impression, rightly or wrongly, is thatContinue reading “THE BEST MUSIC EXECUTIVE TODAY: IS THERE SUCH AN ANIMAL?”

HOW PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND MAGGIE ROGERS SAVED ME FROM BOREDOM

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk I was watching a recent show where Jimmy Fallon was interviewing Robert DeNiro. At least, he was trying to. Fallon was his usual jovial self, but DeNiro didn’t look so much awkward, but actually bored by it all. It took a while for him to thaw and promote his latest project,Continue reading “HOW PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND MAGGIE ROGERS SAVED ME FROM BOREDOM”

MUSIC AND MAKING CONTENT KING AGAIN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk I forget where we were, but “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” was playing in the background- an odd choice for the lounge of a five-star hotel- and someone with us reminisced and mentioned how Joe Cocker had a great voice. He did, but that was Gary Brooker singing on the track,Continue reading “MUSIC AND MAKING CONTENT KING AGAIN”