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Derek Bishop Album: Resistance is Beautiful Available at iTunes $9.99

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Derek Bishop, an alternative singer/songwriter, released his debut album “Resistance is Beautiful” in 2011. The CD contains 12 tracks, including the song titled “Find Him Again” which is listed as explicit in the iTunes store. This particular song, with wonderfully written, story-like lyrics, depicts the anger and emotional distress of a breakup, yet it is not set in the sad, dark and depressing musical tone as you might expect. Bishop’s vocals are sung amidst a contemporary, fast beat, electro-pop sound. Kudos to Derek Bishop on his use of interesting instruments throughout the CD, including the ukulele, keyboard, banjo, saxophone and even a trombone, as well as his remarkable song writing ability. The lyrics in each song are instantly relatable. Although available in an easy downloadable format, I would highly suggest ordering the CD directly from Bishop’s website. The photography and design of the high-quality CD cover, along with the printed insert of song lyrics is superlative. http://derekbishop.net

Josh Dubovie Album: Carpe Diem Available at iTunes $9.99

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21 year old Josh Dubovie released his CD titled “Carpe Diem” in 2011. The 11 track CD offers a tender expression of feelings, mixed with a quick tempo and fun ‘pop-style’ rhythm, comparable to artists such as Grammy Award winning, Michael Buble. Also included on this latest CD is Dubovie’s rendition of “Chasing Cars,” originally written and recorded by Snow Patrol. With vocals being the most prominent feature of the song, Josh’s talent is clearly portrayed. Josh Dubovie is an international pop vocalist from Essex, England. Dubovie is best known for his performance in 2010 at the popular Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. In 1956, Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest, and after 56 years running, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions. Song samples, including “Game Over” and “This Ain’t Right” can be heard on Dubovie’s website. www.joshdubovie.info

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Connextions Magazine - Issue 10 - NJ  

Features include: New Jersey travel highlights, including Atlantic City, Jersey City, Wildwoods & Asbury Park; Gay Family Travel; Health & W...

Connextions Magazine - Issue 10 - NJ  

Features include: New Jersey travel highlights, including Atlantic City, Jersey City, Wildwoods & Asbury Park; Gay Family Travel; Health & W...