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Simple Kind of Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

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

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Monday Melody: Everybody Hurts (REM)

I haven’t posted any new Monday Melodies in a while, but this one was suggested to me, and is not only a great song (released in 1993), I think all of us can relate to it.    REM is one … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Mr. Brightside (The Killers)

Another great post-1990s pop-rock tune, from 2004.   This is just a great song.   The lead singer is very easy on the eyes, too.

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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: 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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Monday Melody: All The Young Dudes (David Bowie/Mott the Hoople)

The late David Bowie, who died early this year, was a musical visionary, way ahead of his time musically.  “All The Young Dudes” was recorded by Mott the Hoople and released in 1973 and became a radio hit that year. … Continue reading

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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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Coming up: a new song by NarCissistic Mary.

A friend of mine and fellow survivor or narcissistic abuse, who courageously started her own rock band (NarCissistic Mary) after she broke free from her narcissist even though she’s over 50, has a brand new song that’s making quite a … 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: Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders)

The Pretenders were one of the most successful new wave groups of the early to mid 1980s, and “Back on the Chain Gang” was and still is my favorite Pretenders song. Chrissie Hynde, the band’s lead singer, wrote it after … Continue reading

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