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Friday, December 3, 2010

One Tin Soldier

When I was a teenager a movie came out that I thought was very memorable because it was a story about standing up for what you believe in. The movie is called, 'The legend of Billy Jack'.
The song 'One tin soldier' was sang by the band Coven, as a theme song for the Billy Jack movie.
The lyrics are included in the video. Feel free to sing along with the video :) I am betting that you have a very nice singing voice, whether your family thinks so, or not ;)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Indian Reservation

When I first heard this song play on the radio it meant something to me because I am part Indian. Although I was born with strawberry blond hair and blue eyes, my grandmother was born with black hair and dark brown eyes.
I remember learning about Indians and what happened to them and why they are now forced to live on reservations. The song Indian Reservation hits upon the suffering, in which the Indians had to endure, when the white man fought the Indians, for their land.

Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American band that saw enormous U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Band On The Run

I remember hearing this song and thinking that it was cool sounding, because it combines a couple of different types of music, within the song. It starts out slow and then it ends up to be a pretty rocking song. Although, I do need to tell you that this song is a bit difficult to dance to, which I found out first hand, because while I was in the Army in 1979, my boyfriend and I tried to dance to it, and it ended up turning into a slow to fast, kind of slow dancing. I wasn't particularly disturbed by that though, because I found it to be kind of funny in a way, and I was smiling the whole time, while we were dancing to it.
I chose a live version from 1976, because live performances are always cool to watch.
Be sure to check out the clothing that people are wearing. I remember that my favorite thing to wear was halter tops and cut off jean shorts.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Do You Know What I Mean?

I thought that this song was kind of cool sounding, when I first heard it, even though the lyrics seem to be a bit negative. Keeping in mind that when this song came out, I was not even a teenager yet, it is no surprise that I would like the music part of the song, more than the lyrics, at that time.
I hope that this song will bring back some cool memories for you, back when things seemed a lot less hectic, just because some of us weren't adults yet, when this song started playing on the radio.
This song appeared on the top 10 charts in 1971. As far as I can tell this song was his only top 10 hit, which would mean that this song falls into the one hit wonder category.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ebony Eyes

I remember hearing this song on the radio the year that I was going to turn 16. At that time I did not know that Bob Welch was a band member of Fleetwood Mac, before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had joined the band.

I think that this song has very cool sounding music to go with the quirky lyrics, which, in my book, is usually a very good combination.

When I found this song on the web and played it, it was like a rush of memories, from my teen years had started flooding into my head, some were good, and some were not so good LOL, but none the less, this song, as well as many others, from that time period, seem to always have the power to take me back to how I was feeling, during that time in my life.

Back in the 70's, I had a small stereo type record player that also had an AM & FM radio. I would sometimes take it outside on my
porch, which was on the second floor, and I would play records, while I was hanging out with a bunch of my friends.

We had no computers, no portable electronic gadgets, and no video game systems to play with. Yeah, I know that the younger generation can't imagine what it would be like to not have any of these play things, and they are probably thinking,'how boring that must have been."

Okay, enough with the talk already LOL ... here is the video for you to enjoy.

What do you miss about the 70's? I miss hanging out with my friends, and not having a care in the world, except for worrying if my hair and make up looked okay :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spirit In The Sky

When I was a kid I thought this song was cool. Even though I wasn't brought up all religious like, during that time, I still thought that there was a heaven and a hell.
I actually like the music a lot more than the words to this song, but with that said, this song does give you a kind of happy peaceful feeling, when you listen to it.
This song was originally done by a guy named Norman Greenbaum, who probably tripped on acid before he did this song, don't quote me on that though.
A band called Doctor and the medics did a remake of this song in 1986, but when I saw the video, I just wasn't feeling the happy peaceful feeling, that I got from the original.
I am including the original version and the remake version, so that you can understand what I meant by, I just wasn't feeling it...

Which video did you like better, the original or the remake?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

This was one of my favorite songs to sing along with, when I was a kid. Learning the lyrics to this song was easy enough, so that my cousins and I, could bust out and start singing the song, without the music playing on the radio.

I hope that you will enjoy listening to this song, because it is from a time, when I was young enough to not be worried about the stresses, from a grown ups point of view, during that time period.

Monday, April 12, 2010


How many people out there, remember this song from the early 70's? When I first heard this song, I thought that it sounded cool, because at that time, there wasn't very many songs that used this kind of music, especially when it was a song without words.
The music style is called synthpop. This song
became the first primarily electronic-based piece of music to reach the American popular music charts. It peaked at #9 on the billboard pop charts in 1972.

What do you think about this song? Does it make you feel like you need to pop some microwave popcorn?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rocket Man

Rocket Man is one of my favorite Elton John songs. When I was in junior high Chorus, this song was one of the songs we chose to sing, during the school's annual spring concert. At that time, I could hit the high notes fairly easily, but when that school year ended, I made a bad decision to start smoking, and by the time the new school year began in September, I could no longer hit the high notes, as easily, so needless to say, I decided not to do the Chorus thing anymore.
On a brighter note, I haven't smoked a cigarette, since I quit cold turkey in 1984, on Smoke Enders day. As far as being able to hit the high notes again, I can, but it's just not the same :(
I chose this video because it sounded the closest to the studio version of this song. Enjoy :)

What is your favorite Elton John song?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Brass In Pocket

I was heading toward my 18th birthday, when this Pretenders song came out. I thought that it was a cool song because it was a new sound, and I believe that it helped toward introducing me to alternative music. Of course I didn't make the connection until much later. I instead thought at that time that it had kind of a pop sound, with a bit of an edge to it.
I also would like to mention that
it saddened me, when I found out, that two of the original members of The Pretenders, had died back in the 80's, due to drug overdoses, at the young ages of 25 and 30.
I hope that you will check out this video because Chrissie Hynde has a unique sounding voice, which is alto/tenor, sort of. Plus whenever I hear this song, it makes me want to bust out and start singing along with it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Magnet and Steel

This song was a popular song in 1978. It has a certain romantic charm to it. This song was inspired by Stevie Nicks.
I found a 1978 video of this song, and also a more recent video of it, so I thought that I would post both of them for you to watch and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dr Hook And The Medicine Show

I remember when I first heard Dr Hook on the radio, when I was a teen. I immediately thought that they were very entertaining, and that they were definitely Stoners, but don't quote me on this, because regardless of how cool and fun they were, when they got together and sang for an audience, that doesn't necessarily mean that they were smoking a joint, before they got up on the stage, to perform their songs.
I am including two videos because I was torn between two of their songs, which I thought were really cool sounding.
The first video is 'Cover of the Rolling Stone', and the second video is 'Sylvia's Mother'. Enjoy.

Were you a fan of this band? If so, What is your favorite song, or songs?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stand Tall

I remember when I first heard this song on the radio. I thought that it was one of Burton Cumming's best songs. It is a powerful ballad type song, which is apparently about a failed relationship. What the song seems to be saying, is that it is better to stand tall than to fall into some kind of violent state, over a failed relationship.

Were you a fan of the Guess Who band?