Monthly Archives: January 2018

30 Day Song Challenge #22

Day 22: a song that moves you forward. Bad Religion — Punk Rock Song Love this song. It’s short (hi John!), currently topical again, and it has a sense of humor to it. If you look at the verses, they pull no punches: Have you visited the quagmire? Have you swam in the shit? The… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #21

Day 21: A song you like with a person’s name in the title. Opeth — Face of Melinda A non-exhaustive list of names that I found in my collection: Adam. Albertine. Alexander the Great. Alice. Amadeus. Andries Knevel. Angie. Anna. Annabel. Anne. Annelie. Anniek. Asherah. Bambi Woods. Betty. Billy. Cain. Carey. Cecilia. Domino. Damien. Dante…. Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #20

Day 20: a song that has many meanings to you. Dream Theater — Hollow Years (live at Budokan) One: This live performance totally destroys the album version. Two: When I say I don’t mind extended guitar solos as long as they serve the song, this is exactly what I mean. Three: James LaBrie is on…. Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #19

Day 19: A song that makes you think about life. Savatage — This Is the Time (1990) It was the year of nineteen-ninety And the Berlin wall was down And a thousand years regretted Now laid buried in the ground And the prophets read the future And the omens all seemed kind In the classic… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #18

Day 18: A song you like from the 70s. The Osmonds — Crazy Horses Picking a song I like from the 70s is harder than it should be, because there are so many of them. Arguably, acts like Rush, Aerosmith, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Kansas, Queen, Carole King, Joni Mitchel, James Taylor, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Elton… Read more »