No matter the time of year, some Guns N' Roses music can definitely hit the spot. Whether it's Appetite For Destruction, some G N' R Lies, the Use Your Illusion albums, etc., there's always a song to fit your mood. I have a childhood friend to thank for getting me into the band's music back in the late '80s, which also lead to numerous discussions and disagreements. Ok, some arguments, too, like which band was better -- Def Leppard or Guns N' Roses -- and … [Read more...] about Guns N’ Roses’ “Don’t Cry” (Alternate Lyrics): A Different Meaning
Billboard Album Charts Compared: This Week (2018 vs. Past Decades)
Can today's top music artists hold their own against artists from decades past? Will current chart-toppers have a place on peoples' playlists generations from now? Only time will tell. But let's take a look at the top 5 albums on Billboard Magazine's chart this week and compare: … [Read more...] about Billboard Album Charts Compared: This Week (2018 vs. Past Decades)
Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura) – Hidden Gem
Remember Nena and her unforgettable, catchy '80s song "99 Red Balloons" (or the German version "99 Luft Balloons")? Well, take a little bit of Nena, throw in Janis Joplin-like raspy vocals, Italian lyrics, and a boatload of melody... and you'll get Gianna Nannini. Who? Many in the U.S. likely haven't heard of this popular Italian singer-songwriter, but if you're a fan of melodic music like me -- no matter the artist, genre or language -- you (and … [Read more...] about Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura) – Hidden Gem
Inspirational Stories For Job Seekers (Career Advice: Don’t Give Up!)
Hate waking up every morning to get ready for a job you dislike? Unhappy with your career and still in search of that unattainable dream job? You're not alone. Many people are miserable -- with a capital M! -- about their job situation, and they know their career is nowhere near what they had originally envisioned for themselves. Unfortunately, some won't do much about it. They've either given up on trying or have accepted their circumstances and settled. … [Read more...] about Inspirational Stories For Job Seekers (Career Advice: Don’t Give Up!)
Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?
Who wasn't a fan of A-ha back in the '80s and their iconic, super catchy song (and unforgettable music video) for "Take on Me"? If you loved the original, you will REALLY enjoy the slow, moody, "Take On Me" acoustic unplugged version. It's special in its own way and (arguably) nearly as good as the original. A-ha Take On Me Acoustic Version (Download, MP3, Streaming) Download: Amazon MP3 * Streaming option: Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial … [Read more...] about Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?