Articles -> Past Articles, Index
These are the past articles written for the website. The most recent articles appear at the top of the page. New articles are
written at random times (ie. not every day, or every week). So check back occasionally to see what's being discussed.
- Dionne Warwick awards 2005 - January 20, 2005
Yes, once again the year has flown by. Already it's time for our 3rd annual Dionne Warwick awards. Predictions for the upcoming year in music and entertainment. The crystal ball is coming in clear as we try to forecast 2005 events. Let's give it a try.
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2004 - December 23, 2004
What's Santa going to bring various celebs. this year?
- Help Wanted - December 2, 2004
Help Wanted: New super groups needed to help fill arenas. Billy Parker explores the lack of new blood on the arena concert scene.
- Psychic Friends New Years 04 - January 13, 2004
Once again its that time of year. Our (my) 2nd annual Dionne Warwick Psychic Friends predictions for the upcoming year in the music and entertainment industry. 2004 should prove to be another banner year for many a celebrity. Let's take a look at our crystal ball. After all it's hard to hide from the media.
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - December 22, 2003
It's that time again, whose been naughty or nice? Billy Parker tells us who should get what for Christmas this year. Tell us who he missed!
- My Old School - August 20, 2003
"And I'm never going back to my old school." Given the time of year, educational plans can absorb much of late summer's activities. But rarely are those in the music and entertainment industry cementing plans for higher education in August. After all, the path to the cover of Rolling Stone is never through "William and Mary."
- Too Old To Rock & Roll Too Young To Die - June 3, 2003
Billy Parker reflects on what getting older has done to his ability to attend concerts.
- Please, Only Try This at Home - May 1, 2003
What happens when people try their hand in the music industry, when they should just stick to their day job?
- How'd ya Manage That! - April 3, 2003
The person behind the celebrity who either makes or breaks the career of the big bands, the manager. Good ones are worth their weight in gold, bad ones just cost that much. Billy explores the history of one of the more reviled positions in the rock industry.
- Jacko the Wacko! - March 4, 2003
Billy takes a look at the loon that is known as Michael Jackson.
- I Write The Songs - February 19, 2003
In this article, Billy explores the unsung hereos of the pop music industry, the songwriter.
- What's Wrong With Music #3: Too Hot for Rap - February 3, 2003
Does rap music have the most controversial lyrics? What could possibly be worse than Eminem? Billy Florio takes a look.
- We're an American (in roots) band - January 15, 2003
Who influenced who? Which side of the Atlantic is more relevant in the music industry? Billy Parker takes a look...
- Psychic Friends New Years - December 31, 2002
As we bid 2002 good-bye, and welcome 2003, let's look forward to what trends may appear in 2003.
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - December 16, 2002
Santa Claus is coming to town! Whose on his naughty or nice list? Here's a list of what various rock stars are going to get.
- So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star - December 2, 2002
"So you want to be a rock and roll star. / Then listen now to what I say. / Just get an electric guitar. / Then take some time and learn how to play."
- A Lot Country And A Little Bit Of Rock & Roll - November 25, 2002
Is rock 'n' roll still king? Is it really the most popular form of music? What do all the pop superstars really sing? Billy has the answers you might not want to read.
- Everybody Loves A Clown, So Why Don't You? - November 18, 2002
Clowns? Rock music? There's a connection here, and Billy Florio explores it in his ongoing series of what's wrong with the music industry.
- Autumns Fallen - November 11, 2002
Billy gives us some reflections on the month of September and October, and the significance of those months in relation to the rock 'n' roll community.
- When the Parodied Becomes the Parody - November 6, 2002
They say parody is the highest form of flattery, and if that were true then Britney Spears would qualify as a certified musical genius.
- Twilight Zone - October 22, 2002
We are about to enter a period of time and space never before ventured upon. A dimension unlike no other to the Rock & Roll masses. A place that long ago, only one's imagination could take them. We are witnessing first hand the inevitable passage of Rock Star's into their Twilight Zone. The very symbols of youth are now entering into their golden years.
- DarkJon64's Tips for Parody Authors - October 14, 2002
DarkJon64 just recently submitted his 75th parody to amiright. He is one of the most voted on authors at this site, so his tips are quite interesting for any future parody author here.
- Talking 'bout My Generation - October 7, 2002
Every generation thinks it's music is the best. In this case, Billy Parker puts forth the argument about his generation's music, disco.
- Three Simple Steps for Writing Song Parodies - September 30, 2002
S.T.G. is one of the first parody authors of amiright. He also has had several songs in the top voting results over the past two years as well. Here are some simple guidelines he uses in writing his song parodies.
- What's Wrong with Music? The Sam And Dave Tour - September 23, 2002
In what promises to be an ongoing series, Billy Florio takes a look at what's wrong with the music industry. The first installment deals with the Sam and Dave tour, the former lead singers of Van Halen touring without their previous backing band.
- Parody Song Writing Tips - September 17, 2002
William Tong has been writing song parodies for several years, and is the top contributor to this website. He also hosts his own song parodies website, The Boot Newt Sing Along Page. His article describes some of his tips for writing song parodies.
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