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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweet Emotion

The first time that I heard this song, when it came out in 1975, I really liked it a lot. The music sounded twangy and soothing. I also thought that the lead singer, looked kind of hot, which is pretty sad, because he is something like 13 years older than me, but I didn't care about the age thing back then, so I hung up a poster of him, on my bedroom wall, along with all the other posters of, other hot looking front men, from other rock bands. I also had a few posters of actors, who I thought were hot looking at that time, which were, Willie Aames and Matt Dillon.
It took me a while to find this full length live video from 1978, so I hope that you will take the time to watch it. I did notice, however, that Steven Tyler, was a bit out of it here and there, but I do understand, that he was dabbling in some killer drugs back then, but aside from that, the song still is cool.

Where you a fan of Aerosmith back in the mid 70's, or are you a fan, from when they made a come back, in the mid 80's, with a new album, after he did the detox thing?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Listen To The Music

When I was a teen, I would set up my record player, out on our front porch, and I would play a bunch of 45's sometimes, while me and my friends, would be hanging out, at my house. This song was played quite often, because we thought that it was worth playing.
We also thought that the name of this band was cool too.

What is your favorite song, by the Doobie Brothers?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Roll With The Changes

During the time, when this song played on the radio for the first time, I was a year away from my 18th birthday, and I was trying to think of a way to escape the small town, that I was forced to live in, when I was a child, who started out, living in a city.
I decided that this song, was kind of like my theme song, for getting out of the stix, and going into the unknown, never again returning, to live in my small home town.
I now live in a city, not the same city, that I started out in, but this city is way cooler, because I live close to the beach, and the weather is mostly warm here, compared to living up north, where the weather is extremely cold, during the winter months. Cold enough, that the town built a skating rink for us, to enjoy for at least, 4 to 5 months, out of the year.
In case you are wondering, I did try to ice skate, but my ankles, weren't made for that sport, so needless to say, I was no Dorothy Hamill, but I did, however master, a cool way of coming to a stop, when I did attempt to skate. I would just head for the closest wall ......... Yeah I know, T.M.I.
It's true, blonds really do have more fun.

Did you have a particular song, that you picked as a theme song, for a crucial life changing moment, in your life? If so, then what song & why?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Making Plans For Nigel

When I first heard this song on chez (shay) 106, I really liked it a lot. So much so, that I almost named my first child Nigel, but my sensible dad (RIP) told me, that there would be, no way in hell, he would want to have a grandson named Nigel, so of course, I changed my mind, and I ended up naming him Matthew.

Needless to say my son is glad that my dad intervened. He likes the other name a lot better.

I never saw the video, for this song, until I found it on the net for this blog, so I haven't really formed any kind of opinion about it. I did however, think that the song was about a crazy person living in a mental institution. It looks like I got that right :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blinded By The Light

When this song started playing on the radio, I would listen to it and think, what is the meaning of this song? The song made no sense to me. I wondered, what he was really singing about. Anyways, I ended up liking this song, because the music sounded cool.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light

Does anyone know, what he is singing about?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brain Damage And the Floyd

I became a fan of Pink Floyd's, when I was 16. My best friend's sister had the album "Dark Side Of The Moon", so of course, we could only play it, when she wasn't home, and hope that, we wouldn't leave any (new) scratches on the album.
One of the songs on that album, "Brain Damage", was totally out there, but I thought that it was one of the coolest songs on that album. Even if you aren't a total fan of Pink Floyd, I hope that you will watch this video, just for the entertainment value.

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Second Hand News. A Song Inspired By A Break Up

I was lucky enough to have the 'Rumors' album because I had gotten it as a xmas present from one of my teenage crushes, who in return, received a bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream from me. I know, wild huh? Especially, since I was only 15 1/2, at that time, but with all that aside, I played this album a lot, and this song was one of my favorite songs on that album.

The song, "Second Hand News," was inspired by the break up of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The video footage is a bit off because it was filmed in 1978 with a camera, that is the total opposite of our digital cameras. 

Regardless of the video timing being off be sure to watch this video all the way to the end, so that you can hear what Stevie says about Lindsey. It kind of sounds like what she says is sad, but her words also have a touch of sweetness.