SONG OF THE DAY – “DON’T CHANGE” by INXS

August 28, 2014

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song is from the 1982 album Shabooh Shoobah by INXS.

I am posting a song today which brings back many memories from the 1980s.

I was inspired to post a song by INXS today because I just watched the Australian television mini-series called “Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.” It was an incredibly well done show and I found it mesmerizing. It reminded me of so many things that happened during that time. I was also struck again at how many great songs the band put out during their run and how very talented they were. Their album, Kick, has to be one of the best albums of its time.

INXS was a tremendously popular band in the mid 80s to early 90s and at one point was even hailed to be the next U2. Michael Hutchence, lead singer, frontman, and lyricist, was absolutely a rock star and a heart-throb. They had a very unique sound to the time, bordering on New Wave, but certainly with a more edgy rock sound. This has always been one of my favorite songs from INXS, but there are certainly plenty to choose from. For those of you who grew up in the 80s, I hope you enjoy the throwback.

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SONG OF THE DAY – “PARIS” by Magic Man

April 13, 2014

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Happy Sun Day! I am so excited to see the sun! It is amazing what a blue sky and some sunshine can do for your psyche.

It appears that spring is finally coming to the east coast. I have every window in my house open today spreading fresh air throughout the house. I love that! I also just carried a lounge chair outside to sit in the backyard, and we are planning to barbecue. I can’t wait until the flowers start blooming and the massive trees surrounding our house start breaking out their leaves. It looks like we may only get a few days of these temps and then dip back down into cooler weather again, but I am going to take advantage of every minute of this lovely weather.

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I was ready to bubble wrap my family. I should have acted upon that sentiment right at that moment! I got a text this morning from my daughter, who plays ultimate frisbee for her college team, and she got hit in the face with the frisbee at a tournament today. She is a fairly aggressive player (haha, if you know her, you will know that she is an intense being in general!) and somehow she got herself between the disk and a receiver. I guess she made a good block, but her lip, and the cut above it, are certainly showing the signs of that defensive move. Bubble wrap, baby! Send it to me in bulk!

Today’s song is from a young, New England-based band called Magic Man. The band originally started as a duo by two childhood friends (Alex Caplow and Sam Lee) who began writing music during their down time while traveling in France working on organic farms. They released their self-produced, debut album, titled Real Life Color, in 2010. In the short time since then, the band has grown to five members (adding Justine Bowe, Daniel Radin, and Joey Sulkowski) and released an EP (You Are Here) in September 2013, with a full length album expected this year.

Magic Man has a very cool sound – blending synth pop with rock, creating what they call “triumphant synth rock.” I really like singer, Alex Caplow’s, voice. This song is amazing and has such a cool sound. I also like the music video, which was just released in February. The video is very surreal and artsy – matching the sound of the song perfectly. I definitely see big things ahead for this very talented, young band. Hope you enjoy the song.

Also – as a side note – I now want to go to Paris. Tell me that listening to this song doesn’t make you want to go as well!