THIS IS WHERE…

By Hans Ebert @HansEbertMusic Visit: http://www.hans-ebert.com This is where I arrived by ship from Colombo at nine, was a stranger in a strange land called Hongkong, and thought nothing of living in a shoebox in North Point on the 27th floor with my parents, my aunt, uncle, cousin and grandmother. This is where I tookContinue reading “THIS IS WHERE…”

Can I take you back…

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It’s not even a question anymore. It’s a fact. We’re over-complicating everything. Even the most simple things. Unable to sleep the other night from sleeping too much earlier in the day after much too long an unnecessarily long night out, there was the idea to listen to one of thoseContinue reading “Can I take you back…”

HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHAT A STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN GETTING HERE

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It used to be only about the Beer Garden. It was actually a friend in horse racing from Melbourne who first told me about it. About its “vibe”. What more it might be. He had visited it during one of his HKIR pilgrimages and was, quite rightly, impressed with itsContinue reading “HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHAT A STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN GETTING HERE”

WHAT IF? WHY NOT?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com How long is a ball of string? It’s always something going through my head when around experienced creative types with proven track records and being challenged to think differently. Come up with ideas. It forces one to be at the top of their game. It’s not the time to playContinue reading “WHAT IF? WHY NOT?”

WHAT’S COMING DOWN THE PIKE IN ONE SWIFT MOVEMENT?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com A friend in horse racing describes him as “the Winx of riders”. Another calls him “freakish”. A racing executive, one of the few I respect, teases me that “The Cult Of Moreira” has, at least to me, become “The Cult Of William Pike”. He doesn’t share what he thinks isContinue reading “WHAT’S COMING DOWN THE PIKE IN ONE SWIFT MOVEMENT?”

HAVE A HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND ‘SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY…

Of course, we’re creatures who are riddled with quirks- like petty annoyances that have to do with, well, stupidity. A particular peeve is hearing someone say, “it’s raining outside”. Of course, it must be raining “outside”. When does it ever rain inside? Anyway, it’s been raining outside most of the day. More rain is forecast.Continue reading “HAVE A HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND ‘SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY…”

GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGED

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com There’s that opening chord to “Hard Days Night”. That “naughty chord”. Some of us are still trying to figure it out. Same with the chords to many of their other songs. Being left handed, McCartney tuned his guitar differently. Strung his strings “upside down”. Was this how he was seeminglyContinue reading “GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGED”

ALGORITHMS IS NOT MUSIC, OK?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Let’s try to make some sense out of all this. Or at least find solutions. We know the problems. One major problem: Unless a (Sir) Lucian Grange, or a Simon Cowell, Jimmy Iovine, Jay-Z, perhaps Daniel Ek- or any of the other big Poohbahs in the music business- and thoseContinue reading “ALGORITHMS IS NOT MUSIC, OK?”

THOSE SONGS THAT SOMEHOW LIVE WITH YOU (AND WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT)

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Some make it through the rain, some fall by the wayside. A few make comebacks for whatever reason. A sync deal for Pringles. Included in a movie. Or television series. Or have always been there. But in the Lost And Found of one’s mind. Words that can’t be deleted. AContinue reading “THOSE SONGS THAT SOMEHOW LIVE WITH YOU (AND WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT)”

OPENING THAT FRONT DOOR AND MINING THOSE BACK CATALOGUES

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It’s not always about finding new talent. It’s often about going back in time and revisiting that back catalogue. It’s like being Indiana Jones. It’s about rediscovering those gems lying there dormant. All the great music that’s still relevant. Often in a different class. With legendary back stories. But unknownContinue reading “OPENING THAT FRONT DOOR AND MINING THOSE BACK CATALOGUES”