Category Archives: Music

Someone Like You

Reason to Believe was written in 1965 by Tim Hardin (you can listen to his version HERE), and was covered many, many times before Rod Stewart had a huge hit with it in 1971. Full lyrics HERE.

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Things Exploded

“You can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them.” ~Ray Bradbury, in Fahrenheit 451 And that reminded me of this: I never knew that things explodedI only found it out when I was down upon my kneesLooking for my …

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Hush, Hush…

Dan Baird is one of the last of the true rock-and-rollers. His music is always good for a jolt of energy.

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Psychedelic Soul

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marc Johns And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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At first just ghostly…

Pay attention to the drumming. While the rest of the instruments and vocals sound rather moody and dreamy, the drum sounds like it’s about to explode. It adds a layer of tension, and helps set the mood. Full lyrics HERE.

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Leave Him Alone

To me, this sounds like a 1960s version of REM. I love it. Mudwerks is on tumblr HERE, and you can check out his/their (I’m not sure which) albums on BandCamp.

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No Matter How Hopeless

The appeal of Don Quixote eludes me. It’s the story of a mentally ill man and his mentally ill enabler who travel the countryside upsetting people and getting the hell beat out of them. I’m not charmed. But without the book we wouldn’t have the musical, and without the musical we wouldn’t have one of …

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10Q

Whenever I hear someone do a double thank-you– “Thank you, thank you very much”– I think of Elvis Presley. I don’t know if he actually said it that way, but every Elvis impersonator over the last forty years has.

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Presume

And that made me think of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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When in this world the headlines read…

Best theme song ever: When criminals in this world appear,And break the laws that they should fear,And frighten all who see or hear,The cry goes up both far and near for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Speed of lightning, roar of thunder,Fighting all who rob or plunderUnderdog! Underdog! Underdog! When in this world the headlines readOf …

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In Your Mind

The original album is from 1970, but this song is a bonus track released in 2004. Full lyrics HERE.

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Music

Excerpted from The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, ©1954: Frodo was left to himself for a while, for Sam had fallen asleep. He was alone and felt rather forlorn, although all about him the folk of Rivendell were gathered. But those near him were silent, intent upon the music of the …

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