Category Archives: music

Make You Better (The Decemberists)

“Make You Better” by the Decemberists is a new song but sounds like a jangle-pop song from the early ’90s (think REM, They Might Be Giants, Gin Blossoms, etc.)    I can’t stop listening to it.  The harmonies are just beautiful. … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Shine (Collective Soul)

“Shine” is one of those ’90s songs that sounds positively dated by today’s standards, but this is not a bad thing, not at all.    The feel of the song, technically classified as post-grunge (even though it came out in … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)

I really should start calling these Sunday Songs, since I seem to post them so often on Sunday night instead of Monday–but Sunday Songs sounds like religious music, so I guess I won’t be changing the title. My apologies for slacking … Continue reading

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams (cover)–“BPD” cover.

Originally posted on Artist- Ted Giffin – Musician:
I was surfing the internet today checking out blog posts. I came across one that made me think of the Green Day Song called ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, in an entirely new…

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Monday Melody: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

I’m posting this on a Sunday because I feel like it and it’s close enough to Monday anyway. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was a huge 2005 comeback hit by the alternative/pop-punk band Green Day after several years of being out … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

I was going to post a different (more recent) song for this week, but my DS, who will be 25 this year, just reminded me that this iconic song is as old as he is. It still sounds as great … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Betterman (Pearl Jam)

Looking over my list of Monday Melodies so far, I noticed I only included two songs from the ’90s so far, which surprises me since the ’90’s may be my favorite decade for music (It was a lot more versatile … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Won’t Get Fooled again (The Who)

In my opinion, the best rock and roll song of all time. That’s all.

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The power of music.

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“Take Her Home”: song about homelessness and PTSD by NarCissistic Mary

I’ve posted a number of songs written and recorded by my friend Mary Pranzatelli and her band NarCissistic Mary for this blog before, but I think this one’s my favorite. It’s called “Take Her Home” and is about a homeless … Continue reading

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