Musictivity is a term defined in the urban dictionary as “an unique expression of musical creativity influenced by emotion, imagination and improvisation (…) going outside the box with music and creating something new.” https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Musictivity
My professor from Academy of Business (where I used to study Management 5 years ago) told once that contemporary leader have to think hybrid.
Over the hills and far away somebody else told that everything in music was already created and there is nothing else to discover. Dumb joke! After that the world got the album “Theli” from Swedish band Therion. It was unprecedented because nobody else was brave enough to mix extreme metal with classical music before Christofer Johnsson made it in 1996. Many others tried the same later and here you go – entire new genre of metal music flourished in XXI century!
On the contrary, many bands wished to categorize themselves as a progressive metal actually duplicate each other. More experienced metal maniacs complain nowadays that all newest metal bands sound not distinguishable. Some of these new bands try to get out of the box but at the same time they are interested in sailing towards only one course, both as musicians and as a listeners. It’s a good thing. Music become listenable. But not much original.
One dimensional attitude is a genuine core of this problem.
You may say: Motorhead played one dimensional, Testament played one dimensional, The Rolling Stones played one dimensional, Iron Maiden played one dimensional and even Rush played one dimensional.
We don’t have any problem to classify these bands to one specific category.
But all of them had strong hybrid inspirations. Each of these old rock legends developed one dimensional style based on improvisations about few other music styles like:
– heavy metal,
It makes a huge difference!
NO RISK NO FUN
Writing not only songs, lyrics but even blog articles like this one which you read right now, is an act of creativity influenced by emotion and imagination. I take a risk and try to construct hybrid posts about my two hobbies: traveling and music. It requires courage, especially that I turn upside down the concerts review process: other bloggers and journalists write reports from the best concerts which have already happened, while I try to build whole long content articles around concerts which will happen in the future.
Crazy? No. Musictivity is Musictivity. Full list of all of my articles: https://musictivity.org/2019/09/18/upcoming-concerts/
Well, future events are fragile. I’ve spent all day writing about upcoming Eric Burdon concert in Nuremberg. Then Eric Burdon was attacked by his own promoter because the promoter was unhonest, didn’t want to pay bills and Eric Burdon spoke in public against this kind of practices in music industry. The tour including concert in Nuremberg was canceled. I needed to remove whole article from Musictivity blog.
Many things can go wrong when somebody try to express or experience something unique. Perhaps the most striking example is the Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne tour. They planned a spectacular tour in England and Europe in the beginning of 2019 but it was postponed due to Ozzy’s health issue. At the moment we could find info about their new European dates on their official website http://judaspriest.com/tour/ However these dates will be probably postponed as well: http://judaspriest.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=D217218C-94EF-4F1F-B94C-9D100B704795
What if you buy not only a ticket for concert but also a plane ticket? So would you like to tell me that you were going to travel abroad to see Priest and Ozzy? I call it holidays, shorter or longer but still holidays.
What if you are a member of a band which is going for international tournee? Congrats but will you visit some major big cities on the way? Why wouldn’t you use this opportunity to get insight into unique culture and history of visited places? I’m aware that you don’t have much time and perhaps you feel alone in new places but the thing is that you don’t need much time neither local friends to get solid cultural insight. It can be easy to realize and inspiring. Remember that you are able to create something new when you are under the influence of art unrelated to your specific style.
I have something interesting for you and it may be free, no hidden costs.
This is the most useful website which I know to plan itinerary each time when I am somewhere out of home. There are hundreds activities in each major city and also some interesting ones in non-major towns. I use it regularly. Prices are moderate and guides usually very knowledgeable, they know how to impress you about history and culture of their own city.
My favorite kind of tour is a biking tour where each participant get a bike for few hours and biking behind an experienced guide who shows all most prominent landmarks.
Although this one is paid, you can find a free walking tour in each major city. You don’t pay for signing, guides have proper expertise and are willing to show you all of these awesome places, explain cultural context and answer on your questions.
Such a constructive time, just two or three hours and you are acquainted with the city!
You can give a tip directly to the hand of your guide if you like this tour. I appreciate their job so I usually give 10 or 20 eur/usd/gbp/chf but it’s entirely up to you.
Type “free Berlin”, “free Copenhagen”, “free Paris” or any other free-something, using the following link
I believe that it’s better for everybody to use this source when abroad. Regardless if it’s a business trip, holidays with whole family or you just fly for concert, you can take advantage from free walking tour. It’s not time consuming (usually three hours are perfectly enough), free, educative, fun, inspiring and memorable.
If you aren’t on a tough budget, you can consider to use this source also for:
– walking tours,
– biking tours,
– bus tours,
– boat tours,
– theme tours,
– art and museums tickets (also include skip the line option),
– theme parks tickets,
– culinary or pub crawl tours,
– architecture tours,
– history and heritage tours,
– extreme sports activities (balloon, Ferrari ride, skydiving, many others),
– family tours,
– special wheelchair accessible activities,
– booking transportation from the airport,
– many many other options to spend quality time.
The conclusion is that concert don’t need to be your only one activity when you fly somewhere. There are so many cool things to do in the world! Don’t forget to book your tour before you depart for journey. You can also bookmark this website to have it always easily accessible.
Skip the line tickets to popular landmarks are worth to mention separately. Recently I was happy to make a complete Colosseum tour in Rome in just 90 minutes and I can not find any good reason why so many people waited half day in endless line just to get inside the same Colosseum. It’s not a saving at all, difference in price between standard ticket and skip the line ticket with guide is maybe 20 euro while all of this crowd waste half day of precious holidays waiting in the endless line. Maybe they just needed someone to inform them about existence of GetYourGuide? Skip the line tickets are especially useful in the most popular tourist destinations in the world, read about Paris https://musictivity.org/2019/09/01/alter-bridge-paris-09-12-2019/
On the end, I would like to suggest you some other practical tools to plan your travel. I am a frequent international traveler, I use it regularly and I can recommend it as reliable and useful. I will appreciate if you make a purchase using links displayed on Musictivity – price will stay the same for you but I would get a small commission which will help me to run this website 😉
Hotels, hostels, apartments, cottages, guest houses, house boats, tree houses, resorts, villas, any other kind of accomodation (brand Hotels . com)
Large on-line store with rock and metal merchandise, they sell also stuff related to films and other popular heroes (brand EMP)
Tickets for concerts and other cool events (brand Eventim)
I sincerely wish you to enjoy your favorite music in unique places so complete your transaction right now.
author: Sam O’Black