Tag Archives: hard rock

Simple Kind of Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Southern rock at its best.   This has always been my favorite Skynyrd tune. Advertisements

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Monday Melody: Beautiful Day (U2)

I’m featuring this song a second time, because it has special meaning for me today and the message — that beauty and grace can still be found even when everything has been lost — is profound and so important, especially … Continue reading

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“Outside” (Staind)

I’ve been thinking about this song a lot today and have been listening to it tonight. I like the melancholy but introspective mood it evokes in me. I might be wrong, but I feel like the lyrics are about a … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

I’m a Jersey girl myself, so Jersey boys Bon Jovi bring back great memories of carefree summer days spent “down the shore.”   This popular 1986 hit about a young blue collar couple facing hard times is my favorite Bon … 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: 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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“The Devil’s Son”: new song by NarCissistic Mary

NarCissistic Mary, a hard/punk rock indie band my friend (and narcissistic abuse survivor) Mary Pranzatelli started after leaving her abusive relationship last year is doing well, getting lots of gigs, and now they have a brand new song: “The Devil’s … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Beautiful Day (U2)

The early 2000’s weren’t exactly the best time for popular music. Sirius, Youtube, and EDM (for the most part) were still in the future, and radio rock, though still ubiquitous, was well past its prime. The airwaves were full of … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Cherry Bomb (The Runaways)

I’m not usually a big fan of all-female punk rock acts, but there are a few exceptions. One of the very first all-female punk bands was The Runaways (where the still-gorgeous rocker Joan Jett got her start), which got their … Continue reading

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NarCissistic Mary: It’s In Your Head

My friend Mary’s ’90s-style hard rocker, “It’s In Your Head,” a song about narcissistic abuse, is now up on Youtube! (I posted the soundcloud version a few weeks back). Please listen! She and her band are great. More new music … Continue reading

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