Now that I've entertained you with my reasoning for starting a blog, allow me to explain the title. My mantra in life: "Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll are the only things you need to survive." If you know me well, you would know that I love rock music. Let me preface that though. I do NOT enjoy the wishy-washy, wimpy music of today that the music industry so heinously calls "rock". My feelings on today's popular music can be summed up in this quote from Billy Joel: "Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?" I totally agree. Rather, I love the beautifully-crafted, diverse sounds of classic rock. Give me the screaming/singing guitars, the awe-inspiring melodies, and the brilliance of the always smooth lead singers that make up all of those amazing classic rock anthems. The sheer musicality and genius of some of these bands absolutely astounds me. There are certain albums/songs/bands that I can listen to over and over and never get tired of. Allow me to share some examples:
2. "Free Bird". Need I say more? I could listen to this song continuously 24/7 and still get excited when Allen Collins starts playing that solo.
3. I can listen to just about any rock from the late 60s through the 80s (except Van Halen) and always enjoy myself. It's just good.
Don't get me wrong though. I have extremely ecletic tastes in music. I like just about everything from classical to country. I'm don't like rap or the music that's popular today, but even though I don't like it, I appreciate it for it's musicality. Someone had to have the brain and inspiration to sit down and write it.
So there you have it: my reasons for starting a blog and my reasons for naming it as i did. More to come later.