ARK was founded by John Macaluso and Tore Østby, as you may know. Well I shared the funny story recently, about how I was invited to play some keys on the third ARK album, which finally never happened. It’s no secret that I was one of the band’s biggest fans. You can easily imagine my frame of mind. Well John (Macaluso) contacted me recently, and asked me if I would be OK to join him for his upcoming 2018 clinics. I accepted immediately! We’re not just going to play some ARK stuff. Something bigger is in the making. Something special. I think you guys are going to love this one, can’t wait to announce it! Rock.on! 🤟🏻 Vivster
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I am sorry in advance for the long text, but I feel like I need to write... (after what happened in Manchester)
What is music? To me, it's a form of mental support. I believe music cannot change the world, but it can surely help to deal with its atrocities, and life in general. I see it as a mean of escapism. Just as people dance Friday night, to forget a long week of work. But I repeat it again and again: it cannot change the outside world.
An artist like Michael Jackson sold 700+ million albums worldwide. His music reached out to everyone of all backgrounds & ages. His song "Heal the World" in particular was heard by at least 30 million people. Here is a sample of his lyrics:
"Heal the world Make it a better place For you and for me And the entire human race There are people dying If you care enough for the living Make it a better place For you and for me"
Well, the world didn't change. You might be the number one artist, reach hundreds of millions of people, it doesn't matter at the end - you still won't be able to change the world.
As if that wasn't depressing enough, yesterday music AND humanity have been attacked once more. There is nothing more cowardly than killing kids attending a peaceful event. The most disturbing pictures weren't the ones of victims, imho. It's pics like the one showing young innocent people celebrating before the explosion, carefreely swinging their 'pink little balloons'...for some of them, it was their first concert experience. For some others, it was their last (and for some others, both). The damage done is irreparable.
That's why we should all come out stronger from this. We should not stop making/attending music. It doesn't matter if we cannot reach millions of people. It doesn't matter if we cannot change the world. What matters is: the joy and happiness we provide to the REAL people out there, people like the young ones swinging their 'pink little balloons' at yesterday's Ariana Grande concert. In that sense, we make the world a better place.
Let's not let these terrorists dim the lights inside of us. Otherwise, they win...
Dear friends / fans / curious listeners Today I am proud to present a new collab, with my talented woman this time! Useless to say I. LOVE. HER. There is nothing like making some noise with your half. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Cheers! Viv ... See MoreSee Less
Got my valentine present from Roland...Can't wait to be back tonight, and test that beast! 🎵 It's gonna sound awesome on the new record. Did I already tell you how happy I am to have the support of such a company??? ❤ #vivienlalu #roland #jdxa ... See MoreSee Less
DGM's new song, "Animal", with Simone Mularoni! Check it out! Simone is one of the best guitar players, engineers, record producers , and human being I've ever worked with. This new album rocks big time!!! ... See MoreSee Less
I want to thanks all the people who bought my albums, and the ones who supported me since the beginning - I would have been nothing without you. Also, the great musicians, labels, companies who helped me along the way. I will never forget. Thanks for having been there for me. ... See MoreSee Less
This new professional mastering gave a new life to the 10-years old mix I made by myself, at 25. I did lots of mistakes back in the day and don't even know where to start... High frequencies have now been enhanced without creating "listener fatigue" (unlike the original version). Clipping has been fixed. A lot of noise has been removed; this remaster also corrected LOADS of issues related to audio phase, bass etc. ALL IN ALL, this is the ultimate version of my debut, and I WILL NOT TOUCH IT AGAIN. The album will soon be back on every digital platform in existence, and I will move on... I will continue my work on the 3RD LALU album. Thanks again to all my fans & supporters for allowing me to continue this dream, More "smelly" music is coming! ;^) Viv ... See MoreSee Less