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: About Indie Music...Lucy Woodward, Greta Panettieri, Olga Kuraeva, Arika Kane


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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: Art, Technology, Progress, and Bleeding Noses | VulnerableWin Live Debate




 Vulnerable Win is an ambitious, roll-up-your-sleeves initiative designed to create incremental changes in how we think about each other, how we communicate, how we turn our vulnerability into strength and kindness, through education, art, and direct experiences. 60% of it is love, 35% is patience, and 5% is everything else.

In the past two years, our nation has become so anxious and divided that restoring the art of heart-to-heart dialogue is almost an emergency.
 
Sixth Street Cafe, NYC

 The purpose of Vulnerable Win is creating direct experiences that make it emotionally obvious to both participants and observers that bullying is not necessary for the survival of one's identity.

It is about to talking to each other as humans, over disagreements and across different echo chambers.
 
>The inaugural live conversation will take place on April 21 at the Sixth Street Community Center in East Village. The topic is ‘Art, Technology, Progress, and Bleeding Noses: Who Gets to Be Sacrificed?
Our society approves of technological progress unconditionally. But who gets to define the terms on which we embrace the change? On the one side, we have enthusiasm and near unlimited possibilities for technological improvement. On the other side – severely disfigured creative industries, legal loopholes, loss of income, and unemployment. Each side is represented by real people with hearts, bills to pay, and an innate desire of happiness, dignity, and fulfillment. Talking to each other and comparing the notes is a good place to start.
  
About:: Vulnerable Win
When & Where: April 21 | 1pm-3pm | 
 | 638 East 6th Street, New York NY 10009 | RSVP
 

Thursday

StreetcredMusic; Las Vegas Songstress Miranda Gold

Miranda Gold...
“Sometimes in life we’re happy; Other times in life we cry; Soon I will be laughing; As I stare death right in the eye. – By Miranda Gold, "In The Eye"

Miranda on: FaceBook
A little girl climbs high into the tallest tree in her small Mormon town, away from the frightening noises of her childhood life. With her notebook and pencil in hand, and a gentle breeze blowing through the tree branches while goats munch on the grass below, she spills the pain and sadness of her life onto the paper that will form the heart of the music that becomes her legacy.

Miranda has been singing and writing lyrics since she was old enough to speak and write. Now at 25, she is at the pinnacle of her musical career.




Miranda, her father and her brother moved from Las Vegas to a ranch in Utah at age 9 to live with their newly widowed grandmother. Raised in a strict religious Mormon upbringing where fear and punishment dominated,  her childhood did not allow Miranda to express who she really was. Deeply emotional and spiritual, and passionate about freedom and adventure, Miranda eventually rebelled and found her way back to Las Vegas to live with her mother for the first time at age 14. She finally felt free enough then to express herself away from her childhood traumas and family betrayal. Miranda felt reborn from the ashes of her life into a new found expression as an artist. Her zest for life and freedom is expressed through her soulful lyrics and upbeat music.


Miranda has worked with prominent producers such as Tom Marolda, “The Toms,” who has produced for iconic bands…Imagine Dragons and The Killers. Tom immediately recognized Miranda’s unique skills and talents and personally worked with Miranda to publicly release her first 6 songs on iTunes under the artist name, “Gold Monkey”. Miranda has since changed her artist name from “Gold Monkey” to “Miranda Gold”.


Miranda has also worked with Jessica Marciel, a leading singer and vocal coach in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Jessica was a recording artist for Capital Records and has opened for Santana, Cream, Three Dog Night and Grateful Dead. She is well renowned in Las Vegas for her musical talent and performs regularly in Las Vegas showrooms. Jessica was key in coaching Miranda during her studio recordings and introducing her to Pete Carma  and RKC Radio who plays Miranda’s music to a global radio streaming audience. Jessica also helped Miranda get into the front line of TV singing and musical auditions. Jessica took Miranda’s voice to the next level with numerous exercises and vocal techniques and hard work and dedication.


Miranda is currently working on a soon-to-be released song “Pack My Bags” with popular Las Vegas producer/engineer, Ryan Thornsely, who has also written for Alesso. Thornsely’s unique touch in whatever he creates is inspiring several new sounds that will shift what we know as hipster music today. Thornsely has written a recent song with Miranda with a neo-pop feel and touches of dubstep. Miranda is also working with Nashville DJ/Producer Brian Lyman on a pop single called, “On the Edge”. 
Miranda’s rock pop project has recently been picked up by producer Andrew Beldy of Morpheus Songs and owner of Electric Shop Recording, who first heard Miranda when she was working with producer Tom Marolda. Now working on a new 7 alternative rock pop song collection with Andrew Beldy and guitarist Mark Ellis, Miranda just released her 1st of the 7-song collection, her 1st rock ballad, “In the Eye” under the name Miranda Gold. “In the Eye” can be found online on most music platforms including Spotify and iTunes. The 2nd song to be released is “Lil Bit Closer” followed by “Ticking Timebomb”.
Written on a hot summer day in Las Vegas by Miranda Gold and Mark Ellis, “In the Eye” tells the story of a dark, haunting passionate journey through time, through the spiritual experiences and the revelations learned through the pain in one’s life. “It did not come to stay; it came to pass.”  Nothing is permanent; it will always pass.

Me and Miranda in Las Vegas this winter.
 Miranda tells a passionate story with her songs, lyrics, and live performances. Along with her love for singing and poetry, she found an attraction to string instruments, picking up the cello in junior high and later teaching herself guitar at age 18, where she pioneered her own vision of the original content that she began to perform. She gravitated to a finger-picking style and performed her original songs acoustically to private events and intimate venues. Miranda’s vocals are greatly influenced by Evanescence, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, Brittney Spears, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks and Joan Jett. Miranda Gold’s rock project is instrumentally influenced by Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Audioslave and Stone Temple Pilots. Miranda’s style, vocals, commitment, and dedicated love for music will continue to impact people’s lives all over the world for generations to come.
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Miranda is a talented young songstress. She has all the tools and the desire to go with it.
......stay tuned here for some great music, coming soon....Pete Carma 

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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic; Enjoy the work of, Eva Czarniecka, Artist.

Eva Czarniecka
"I really hope you enjoy this short film about me and my studio, I have been painting for over 20 years and art is my true passion...its been a long journey where I am now ...but it was worth every minute!"


Please enjoy this video about Eva. HERE: Video 20 years in the making...

"Fly Away"

"Behind Red Umbrella"
Contact Eva: Website HERE

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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: The Queen Abdicates, Long Live The Queen

The Queen of Rhythm and Blues for the last three decades, is saying farewell.


Anita Baker has announced a farewell tour in 2018.

 Anita started her career in the late 1970's with a band called Chapter 8.

Her first two solo albums were, The Songstress, 1983 & Rapture in 1986 which went Platinum.
It will be hard to find a woman vocalist to bring the emotion along with the melodies and universal lyrics of love she gave us.

Enjoy her video: "Giving You The Best That I've Got"

Anita Baker: TOUR DATES HERE

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Long live the new Queen, Arika Kane. The BSE Records star has just released her latest single.
Love Makes A Woman.

Arika: web site
   In 2010 Arika Kane released her self-titled Album, which became an international hit. With songs like “Here With Me“, “4 The Lovers”, “Bcuz I Luv U” and “Make It. All of which were featured on various VH1, BET and MTV Programing.

Arika’s songs debuted and had success on the Billboard Sales, Airplay and Hot
100 Charts.

Enjoy Arika's latest single & Video::::"Love Makes A Woman"

....and a tip of the hat to Arika for being a friend and supporter of this blog:

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Saturday

StreetcredMusic. Saturday Night...Live. Before We Had Cell Phones.

  Saturday night was a big deal when I was young. It was a Monday to Friday world, a 9 to 5 work week. Thus Saturday was the time to get out, a full 24 hours of free time... and since everyone got paid every Friday, well enough said.

In the mid 1950's as a young teen, we from the Bronx would travel to the Brooklyn Paramount. The mecca of Inner City Rock 'n Roll. Alan Freed would put together shows that ran from noon to midnight, not every weekend, but often enough. There would be 8 or 10 performers involved, they would each perform at every show, a new show started every 2 hours. Yeah, six shows a day.

Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, BUT the girl groups would always steal the show.

 

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We had nothing to entertain us but live shows and radio. TV was in it's infancy, no cell phones, no video games, nothing streaming. So we got together, all nationalities all colors and we rode the subway (for a nickel) from The Bronx, to Brooklyn. Our reward was getting to see the original tunes by the original artists, the African Americans, before the white artist covered them and got ALL the air play. Saturday's in the 1950's looked something like this~

Enjoy: A Joe Turner Video: 
                    "Shake Rattle & Roll"

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The girl groups pretty much took over in the early 1960's at the shows....the music took a turn toward sassy, sexy, vocalists. There is so little footage available of them. Hope you enjoy this one~
A music video 20 years ahead of it's time.

Enjoy: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 
                 "Nowhere To Run" 

 
...we had so much fun traveling together to the shows in NYC, I just scratch my head when I move through the city now...


 Here's a GR8 video also from the sixties, Enjoy~~

Enjoy: The Shirelles
              "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"

 
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StreetcredMusic: Olga Kuraeva, Dance

Dancers use their bodies as finely-tuned instruments, communicating thoughts and feelings through movement. As Olga Kuraeva explains, to her, dance is “neither a philosophy nor a job” but a means of expressing emotion.

Kuraeva dances with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one of the oldest schools for classical ballet training. The intensive time and effort that has gone into her development as both an artist and dancer is highly apparent in the breathtaking composites that capture Kuraeva in motion.

Olga Kuraeva
VIDEO: Olga Kuraeva: "I've Never Met Them"

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 “I am not an actress. If I am not going through a certain emotion, I won't be able to express it through dance. It doesn't matter if I dance well or not – the most important thing is that I am real.”

VIDEO: Olga Kuraeva: Improv: Contemporary Ballet Nano Tribute Music




Instagram:: @kuraevaolga

She Expresses Raw Emotions through Portraits of Delicate Dance Movements




Olga Kuraeva


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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Fiddlers Three. Tania Vinokur, Lucine Fyelon, and Lisa Batiashvili.

Three of my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure.
Three of the very best at what they do, spread love.

Tania Vinokur 
Tania Vinokur
Enjoy her video>   Times of Israel Gala

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Lisa Batiashvili
Lisa Batiashivli
Enjoy her video> Concerto Pour Violon #1 by Chostakovitch

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Lucine Fyelon 
Lucine Fyelon
Enjoy her video> (Don't be scared)



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Saturday

StreetcredMusic: March 29th, National Piano Day: Cezara, Jazz Man, Champian & Jade

Happy whatever holiday you celebrate, and best wishes to all my Atheist friends. 
Here are some GR8, piano pieces for you from some of my friends....

From Romania: Cezara Lucia Vladescu 
 Enjoy: "Songs For Dodo"
     
                         
From Atlanta, Ga. Joe Alterman 
 Enjoy: "Gaslight"  

                         
From Houston, Tx. Jade Simmons 
 Enjoy: "Boss's Nova"

                              

From Soonerville. Champian Fulton
 Enjoy: "Day In Day Out"

 

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That's it for now. Have a great, safe winter.......
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