The 80’s :: Heard it from a friend

“You’re thinking up your white lies,  you’re putting on your bedroom eyes,  you say you’re coming home but you won’t say when.  But, I can feel it coming.  if you leave tonight keep running,  and you need never look back again.” History Lesson:  Take It On the Run, from the album Hi Infidelity, was released as a single in 1981. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and #6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. It also reached #19 in the UK, and #4 in New Zealand. Unlike REO Speedwagon’s other top hits – Keep On Loving … Continue reading The 80’s :: Heard it from a friend

The boulevard is not that bad :: video of the day

Tiny Dancer :: Elton John, from a scene in Cameron Crowe’s film, Almost Famous “I have to go home.” ~ William Miller “You are home.” ~ Penny Lane My most favorite ever cinematic musical moment in a film from my number two favorite film of all-time. When I am having a hard time I will play this video to lift my spirits up; it is my go-to comfort movie moment. This moment, on the bus, singing-a-long speaks volumes on what music and connection means to me. I love this scene in a well beyond words kind of way. Continue reading The boulevard is not that bad :: video of the day

It was so simple in the moonlight :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Feathered” :: Art by Kelly Haigh Highland Avenue (by me) On Highland Avenue around the block I stood in line for change to happen to find myself in the land of the lost take my fifteen minutes re-identify the why check my face in the mirror see a different soul scrape off the perfect girl destroy the grade point average shatter the image get in your face and dance dance dance dance I counted on losing time flushing my watch taking in danger making it oh so pretty i looked different with bloodshot eyes smeared eyeliner … Continue reading It was so simple in the moonlight :: song of the day

You Are Home :: Once I had a love and it was a gas

List Your Favorite Female Vocalists of All-Time courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists Editor’s Note: Long list follows, you have been warned. Not necessarily in order of favorite, but just how they came to me. 1. Tori Amos Northern Lad (live) 2. Ani DiFranco Little Plastic Castles (live) 3. Aimee Mann Wise Up (live) 4. Barbra Streisand Evergreen (with Kris Kristofferson, in A Star is Born) 5. Johnette Napolitano Everybody Knows (live) :: Concrete Blonde 6. Kate Bush Wuthering Heights 7. Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now (live) 8. Maria McKee Why Wasn’t I More Grateful? (live) 9. Courtney … Continue reading You Are Home :: Once I had a love and it was a gas