Greatest. song. ever. I first heard “Hello It’s Me” in the pilot of That 70s Show (an incredible source of music if you ever want to begin your rock ‘n roll journey!) when the gang took a road trip to see a Todd Rundgren concert. This album in itself is truly unique… Something/Anything? (1972) was recorded in Woodstock, NY, and features many more classic hits by Rundgren which I definitely recommend taking a listen to! (“It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference” “I Saw the Light” “Couldn’t I Just Tell You”) Love these lyrics, his music is truly amazing! Love and light xx
"You Can Close Your Eyes" from James Taylor’s 1971 studio album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. Sweet lyrics by a soothing voice, accompanied by JT’s ever recognizable calm guitar. I’ll forever love this tune, even more so seeing it performed live with Carole King in 2010. Enjoy!
I’ll leave you with the lyrics, only because it truly speaks for itself… freaking amazing folk style guitar by Jimmy Page, and moaning vocals by Robert Plant.
"Going to California" (Led Zeppelin)
Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine. Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart. Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair. Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they’re all the same. The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today. The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake as the children of the sun began to awake.
Seems that the wrath of the Gods Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow; I think I might be sinking. Throw me a line if I reach it in time I’ll meet you up there where the path Runs straight and high.
To find a queen without a king, They say she plays guitar and cries and sings… la la la Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn Tryin’ to find a woman who’s never, never, never been born. Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams, Telling myself it’s not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.
Last night I had an incredible experience… after constant recommendation from my mother, I watched The Big Chill. Not only was the plot interesting and relatable, but the music was just as amazing, undoubtedly playing a major role! Like Almost Famous and Dazed and Confused, this movie was filled with rock ‘n roll tunes everywhere, from ”Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night to “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye; Feel good music for a serious themed movie. This tune was featured in the beginning of the film, really reassuring my love for The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!
One of the greatest artists to incorporate poetic stories into music. Although many people find Bob Dylan overrated, maybe this song will change your mind about him and the way he approaches his craft… released in May of 1963 on his album The Free Wheelin’ Bob Dylan, this is “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” depicting pain caused by the greatest songwriting theme: love.
"I once loved a woman, a child I’m told/I give her my heart but she wanted my soul/But don’t think twice, it’s all right."