– Hello. – And welcome to the show: –
* The Show Goes On *
Sharron-Idol excitedly announces the release of
her EP titled * The Show Goes On *.
So Idol’s releasing again eh? – ‘More noise, then, to accompany the inharmonious cacophony of racket that the music industry of the 21st Century has become… Well no; not exactly: You see this isn’t just another random release flung out into the ether in the hope that someone listens to it, + the ‘simply-will-not-happen’ event of some music mogul accidentally hearing it and shouting “Sign her up –now!”. – It’s comforting to dream, but, seriously, things like that do not happen in real life. – Possibly there was a time when that happened once or twice, but that time is long gone.
Let’s stay within the bounds of possibility, rather than getting carried away on flights of fantasy: This is yet another release, one more creation out of the billions of releases already cluttering the catalogues; but it’s a stand-out release. – It’s waving a flag by means of this website. It’s screaming for consumption by your lug-holes because it was created by Sharron-Idol with patience, care, and a degree of personality-plus.
OK point taken: So why the picture of what appears to be an undersea scene, including the torpedo?
In truth it was very hard to decide upon an appropriate illustration for this album/EP – whatever; so I grabbed this image which I’d adapted from an original a while back, and, bearing in mind that track #2 is titled “Der Torpedo” – ‘The Torpedo’ when translated from German to English, I used it.
What’s with the German track titles?
It’s no big deal; they’re not all German. – I just wanted to be different, so I titled a few in German: –
Track # 2: Der Torpedo ‘The Torpedo’
Track # 3: KraftMusik ‘Power Music’
Track # 4: Machtspiel ‘Power play’
Whilst I appreciate that you can, indeed, sample the entire EP, in full, from this site without paying anything to listen: please do bear in mind that this is only a sample. If you want to support me as an artist and “do the right thing”; then I trust you’ll make a purchase or stream from an official music retailer such as iTunes or CD Baby.
‘Listening to it now; and I’m becoming rather confused: Track #1 seems to start as a remake of track #1 on the 2013 album * On With The Show – The Album *.
I agree with that – Allow me to inceptualise a little further: –
The first track is, rather than a blast from the past, a full-circle journey from those early days of my initial album: Rather than a debut concert; this time it’s a review. – I can be a DJ. – In fact I was a radio DJ, and a bloody good one at that… This time it’s a kind of radio-show rather than a first-time performance – and in the second half of track #1 you hear some of the actual jingles I used on air.
– But I can make some sounds with anyone and anything – given enough time and the right incentive. In Der Torpedo (Track #2: So named because when the waveform was laid out right after mastering it looked exactly like a torpedo.) I become the source-DJ; merging with other DJs and collaborating to create a syncopated series of beats.
Then we go on to the real deal, with a sophisticated beat, reminiscent of Deutschlander beats
– Music with Teutonic power – in tracks #3 and #4.
You’ll find that tracks 5 & 6 are the blast from the past that I tried to avoid at the start of this release: When I produced my EP * Afterglare * I released movement 3 of the Karibean Coffee Karumba, (I deliberately misspelled it.) and I promised in the notes that I’d release all of the movements on a future release. – So now I’m living up to that promise.
Track #6 is a reworking of * Love *; a track I created in the style of Marc Bolan, which first appeared on the EP * Afterglare * and has appeared in a number of similar incarnations since.
Yes; I do happen to rather like that track, (I’m a Bolan fan.) and I recorded a number of versions of it. The one that appears on this EP was originally titled
* Love 89 (Album Version) *.
What does * The Show Goes On * have that would make me want to listen to it?
‘Good question: I could answer with “Listen to it and find out.”; but that’s a bit of a cop-out. – So I’ll say, on the downside, that this isn’t a major release: It’s not going to hit the #1 spot in any charts. – It wasn’t intended to do so.
On the up-side; with over 46 minutes of music in total, * The Show Goes On * is intended for your listening pleasure and casual entertainment. Sharron-Idol created it to give you pleasure; to tune your eardrums while relaxing and edifying you.
Turn on the beat machine and let’s use it;
Sharron-Idol’s here with great mu-sic.
Pick up the beat: Your fin-gers start snapping:
‘Live with the jive, your feet and toes tapping.
Sharron-Idol’s here now, just to let you know;
That there’s music when you choose it
– Let’s go, go go!