Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday Night Videos: Fall into Autumn
So however you look at it, Autumn is in the air.
I love Fall/Autumn. I am still wired so much into the academic calendar to feel like Autumn is the start of a new year.
So here are some songs celebrating Fall and the end of Summer.
Was there ever a song more about September than Earth, Wind & Fire's "September"? Do you remember the 21st of September?
I will admit, I liked Green Day back in the day, but right around the time American Idiot came out I had kinda out grew them. Still this is not a bad song. This is not the 8 min long minin movie version.
And the summer became the fall, I was not ready for the winter.
I have posted Stevie before. This is a triple rarity. This was a song on "Solid Gold" that was not lipsynched. It is also a video that was never as far as I know ever shown on Friday Night Videos. Also it featured a very strong performance from Stevie's own sister in law Lori Nicks. Lori sang the chorus here, but on the album Stevie sang both parts. I really like Lori's voice and love it when she sings duets with Stevie.
Here is Stevie Nicks, the White Witch of Rock & Roll, with "Nightbird" from The Wild Heart.
I talked about John Cougar Mellencamp a while back. Growing up in the Midwest Fall also means Harvest. Well....it means that everywhere, but just as my rhythms as an academic are defined by the school year, the harvest is very much part of the world I grew up in.
Plus it is great fucking song from a great album.
I have said it before, but Led Zeppelin is pretty much AD&D in music form. OR is that AD&D is Led Zeppelin in RPG form? "Ramble On" from Led Zeppelin II is one of those songs that just cements this idea. Part ballad, part metal, it could be a song about an adventurer "mine's a tale that can't be told" complete with Tolkien references.
Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" was just one of those songs that was always on the radio the Summer of 1985 and it was the perfect song for that time too. Building the Perfect Beast was a fantastic album, but I will talk about it another time.
Here is the Atari's version. I have actually seen a Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac.
AND just because today is Casandra Petersen's aka Elvira, The Mistress of the Dark's birthday today.
Yeah....I did actually listen to this song when came out. You can't judge me.