Home
Contact Us
Advanced Search
Mamblog
Categories
GAY PRIDE LINKS!
Favorite Videos
News
Current Events
Entertainment
Events
Fashion & Style
Health/Fitness
Home/Family
Interviews
Reviews
Sports
Vacation/Travel
Obituaries
TLA Videos & Books

Search for a Movie at TLA

Home arrow Reviews arrow Reviews By Duane arrow Reviews By Duane arrow Virago: Love Over Fear
Virago: Love Over Fear PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 1
PoorBest 
Written by Duane Simolke   
Sep 09, 2012 at 02:48 PM

Maire Tashjian and Amy Schindler tour as the indie band Virago, playing rock’n roll that mixes ethnic influences from their travels and diverse interests. Folk, blues, and many other influences also emerge in this follow-up to their debut Here Be Dragons.

Tashjian provides vocals and percussion, while Schindler provides vocals and guitars. Some of the songs reflect Schindler’s recent struggle with breast cancer. Many of the lyrics also follow a search for equality.

The folksy opening of “Invisible” introduced me to the warmth of their vocals, before they started rocking with an attitude that reflects the frustration of loving someone who doesn’t seem to really see you.

“To Be With You” also grabbed my attention, this time with a bluesy opening that reflects raw emotion. Despite a more laid-back sound, the title-track “Love Over Fear” stands out with its common sense approach to asking people to treat each other with respect and dignity. “Flower of the Groove” delivers rock with a driving beat.














Throughout this ten-song CD, the voices reflect beauty, strength, and—when needed—total defiance. Tashjian and Schindler seem meant for whatever they’re playing at the time. A major label might not allow such musical diversity from a rock band, but that range sharpens the universal message of the lyrics.

The final song, “Pride 365” sounds a little too hip hop for my tastes, but I love the words of freedom and could easily imagine a crowd shouting along at a gay pride parade. The lyrics begin “We got Pride 365/Nobody gonna tell us/We can’t have our rights.” It keeps getting more inspirational from there.

This Long Island duo will appeal to a variety of music lovers, way beyond Schindler’s guitar students or Tashjian’s drumming circle.

Watch a Video Interview Here!         Buy The CD Here!

Duane Simolke
co-wrote THE ACORN GATHERING: WRITERS UNITING AGAINST CANCER and THE RETURN OF INNOCENCE.
 

Tashjian provides vocals and percussion, while Schindler provides vocals and guitars. Some of the songs reflect Schindler’s recent struggle with breast cancer. Many of the lyrics also follow a search for equality.

The folksy opening of “Invisible” introduced me to the warmth of their vocals, before they started rocking with an attitude that reflects the frustration of loving someone who doesn’t seem to really see you.

“To Be With You” also grabbed my attention, this time with a bluesy opening that reflects raw emotion. Despite a more laid-back sound, the title-track “Love Over Fear” stands out with its common sense approach to asking people to treat each other with respect and dignity. “Flower of the Groove” delivers rock with a driving beat.

Throughout this ten-song CD, the voices reflect beauty, strength, and—when needed—total defiance. Tashjian and Schindler seem meant for whatever they’re playing at the time. A major label might not allow such musical diversity from a rock band, but that range sharpens the universal message of the lyrics.

The final song, “Pride 365” sounds a little too hip hop for my tastes, but I love the words of freedom and could easily imagine a crowd shouting along at a gay pride parade. The lyrics begin “We got Pride 365/Nobody gonna tell us/We can’t have our rights.” It keeps getting more inspirational from there.

This Long Island duo will appeal to a variety of music lovers, way beyond Schindler’s guitar students or Tashjian’s drumming circle.

(<a href=http://duanesimolke.com>Duane Simolke</a> co-wrote THE ACORN GATHERING: WRITERS UNITING AGAINST CANCER and THE RETURN OF INNOCENCE

User Comments

Please login or register to add comments

special massages, meetings, women, girls, new relationships, new encounters, new friends, new loves
Agen Sbobet Indolucky7

Save 5% Off, 10% Off Orders of $75 at Petfood.com
tel:18005867831