Tag Archives: pop-rock

Stressed Out (Twenty-One Pilots): iconic anthem of the Millennials.

Rock and pop music in recent decades (since the 1960s) have always had iconic songs and music styles that define the angst and existential concerns of generations that were coming of age when those songs and music styles were popular. … Continue reading

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Peace Train (Cat Stevens – Yusuf Islam)

“Peace Train” was a huge 1972 hit by singer songwriter Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam).   He is actually Greek/Swedish and was raised in England and attended Catholic schools. Cat Stevens was one of the first “adult” musicians I loved … Continue reading

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Ride (Twenty One Pilots)

I heard this song several times today during my almost 700 mile ride home, and can’t get it out of my mind.  It’s incredibly addictive and I think it’s a perfect driving song too. I think this is one of … Continue reading

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The Cure: Just Like Heaven.

I was going to wait until I do another Monday Melody (sorry, I’ve been slacking on that series the past few weeks), but I’ve been a bit obsessed with this ’80’s hit by the Cure today and had to go … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)

I’ve always had a weak spot for Elton John tunes, especially ballads penned by his long-time partner and collaborator, Bernie Taupin. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” is one such ballad from John’s 1972 album Honky Chateau. Why this moving and … Continue reading

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Wow. I really am old.

Have you ever been hit by an intense blast of nostalgia that almost knocks the wind out of you? On the radio today I heard this Europop song for the first time since late 1983/early 1984 and was overcome by … Continue reading

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