Fantastic piece by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on the power and necessity of live music in our lives. With an added Springsteen story to boot! Great read!
Just heard the sad news about the passing of John Prine this evening from complications from Covid19. Prine was one of those artists that I knew of and appreciated the songs of his that I had heard, but I can’t say I knew more than a fraction of his work (that will change). I remember really liking his 1991 album The Missing Years. Here’s my favorite song from that album. All The Best.
Another great hook, hilarious lyrics. It got alot of play on MTV because of the video
Just heard the devastating news that Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of Fountains of Wayne, one of my favorite power pop bands, has died of COVID19 complications. While Stacy’s Mom was their biggest hit, this was my favorite song of theirs. Their brilliant combination of huge power pop riffs and witty lyrics will be sorely missed. Sending my thoughts to his family, friends and fans worldwide.
How many more will we lose?
HT to Aphoristical for the heads up.
Going back to my high school days for this one – just popped into my head yesterday which of course makes it a great entry for today. I remember hearing this on the radio back in 1979 and immediately loving the simple guitar riff that underlies the rest of the song. I always thought this was a Rainbow song (although admittedly its the only song by them I know) but the Internet tells me that it was originally done by Russ Ballard in 1976 and subsequently covered by a number of bands before and after Rainbow’s version.
Playing some music on a Friday night, the new year just a couple days old. Here’s a great song from one of my favorite artists, Frank Turner, with a great message for a new year.
We can always get better, each day, every day, if only just a little bit – keep moving forward.
(and the song kicks butt as well!)
A few days ago I posted my top 10 favorite songs of 2019. These were taken from a longer playlist – basically whenever I heard a song I liked, I added it to a Spotify playlist for future follow up. The list got to 250+ songs, almost 16 hours of listening pleasure if you are so inclined. Enjoy!