Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hair Ballad Heart
This month, I’ve been rediscovering music. I know that sounds weird to some of you – many of my friends are music junkies. But between becoming a NPR junkie and Dillan’s desire to listen to kid songs, I kind of just stopped listening to music a few years ago.
15 years ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of the Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds”. It is one of his favorite CDs and in his words “it sounds like what it feels like to live”. To this day it is one of my favorite CDs.
But I am a hair band rocker at heart. The Beach Boys do a lot for my soul, but the fact that Mike Love didn’t spend the 80s with heavy black eye liner and supporting the aerosol hairspray industry leaves me a bit empty inside.
I’ve decided to create a play list of Hair Band Ballads that sounds like what it feels like to have lived my life this past year and where I hope Dillan and I are heading this next year. My own personal Pet Sounds. Enjoy the flashback.
GnR – Sweet child of mine
Extreme – More than words
Warrant - Heaven
Poison – Every Rose has it’s thorn
White Snake – Here I Go Again
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
INXS – Don’t Change
The Kinks – Better Things
The Beatles – Getting Better (ok, not a hair band, but totally valid)