Hey rockers, it went from Summer to Fall in one weekend here in the Northeast. Seriously, I was running my air conditioning on Friday, and by Monday, the heat was on in my abode. Now, I like the heat, but Fall is gorgeous. And we have had some of the most wonderful skies, clouds and breezes the last few days. And today, the morning was sublime, and made me think of this Rascals song:
There are some great autumnal rock songs, but I've already put the best of the bunch on the site before: Neil Young's Harvest Moon and Earth Wind and Fire's September are among the best. But who can forget this Fall classic by the Irish mystic himself:
If you can explain that video to me, I'm all ears. Driving around in a city in the rain just doesn't match up with the lyrics and images of Moondance.
So what else is cooking? Hey, the Fall brings with it a lot of great shows, and I'm digging that. Next up for me is Johnny Marr, the former Smiths lead guitarist. You can rightfully say that you hate the Smiths because of the overdramatic and depressing lyrics, but man, I loved them and their great guitar sounds. Marr was the master of that, and I'm pretty fired up about this show. Check out this song, which I think was shot at the gazebo in Bryn Mawr - how did he get such a big sound in that venue?
Hey, that makes me think that I haven't run a Smiths video ever. How about this one, which features the wonderful line "I would go out tonight / but I haven't got a stitch to wear." This is funny, but listen to that guitar work that drives the entire song.
Alright, after that depressing song with the jangly guitar, now I'm feeling good. How about you? I'm going to sign off with the Tom Petty song that I kyped for the title of this post: Free Fallin'. It's a great song written by one of America's best rock songwriters.
For a boy from Gainesville, Florida, Petty sure seems to have captured the San Fernando Valley in that video, right? I was a big skateboarder back in the day (which helps to explain my punk rock side), and for TP to put the stick into this video was great for me.
And with that, I'm off and running. Running down a damn dream. The American dream. You want some of that, too? Of course you do! Enjoy the day, enjoy the weekend, and Fall back to this site whenever you need your BRP fix. Toodle-oo.
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My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.