Africa Optimism Recalled

Africa Optimism Recalled…

Having never been one of those ‘back to Africa’ types, I’m not really sure why these two songs have been playing in my head for the last few days. Maybe I heard one of them in a commercial, or perhaps one was playing behind something I saw on the news. Either way, they are a reflection of a time when many of us hoped Africa had a brighter future than the one that actually came to pass…

Led Zeppelin - Thank You

Led Zeppelin – Thank You…

From the 1969 “Led Zeppelin II” album, “Thank You” was the first Led Zeppelin song with lyrics written entirely by singer Robert Plant – as a tribute to his then-wife Maureen. It was also the song that signaled to guitarist Jimmy Page that Plant could now handle the majority of the lyrics writing for the band’s songs…

Where Do We Draw The Line

Where Do We Draw The Line?

I simply haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since fellow blogger Poietes posted it on Tuesday. I mean, seriously, is there a better testament to the state of our world today?

Billy_Joel_2014_concert

The Magic Of Billy Joel

Of all the great music I’ve loved in my life, much of which I’ve posted here, there’s none that’s more dear to me than that of Billy Joel and Elton John. The thing is, I’ve featured Elton John on this blog far more often than I have the great Billy Joel. I’d like to begin to remedy that imbalance with this post.

But how, exactly, does one select from such an incredible career? Well, not for the first time, I’ve literally spent hours searching for, and listening to, videos of his music, trying to narrow it down. Here’s what I’ve come up with…

Three Dog Night

A Three Dog Night Sing-A-Long!

M-R’s comment on my previous post reminded me that I’ve done a very poor job of representing one of my favorite bands on this blog – Three Dog Night. The thing is, how does one go about paying tribute to a band that had 21 consecutive top 40 hits? Well, for me at least, the solution is easy…

I’ll simply post the ones that I sang along to the most!