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art every day – 11/18/107

birds flying high, you know how i feel

Title: “Birds flying high, you know how I feel”

Song: Muse, Feeling Good

Shot at Bellmore train station, Long Island, New York

Had a great day today. We decided to get out of the house and celebrate the anniversary of Todd moving to New York (it’s the only anniversary we really have, so we went with it). We went to the museum, walked around by Central Park, had dim sum and just enjoyed each other’s company. It was freezing out and a few times we saw snow/ice come down for a few seconds and everything was beautiful even though the sky was grey.

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftin’ on by you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

This song was so perfect for today. I thought I’d end up using one of the museum shots, but when I saw this – the first picture I took today, at the train station – it made me smile because I thought of this song and the feeling I had earlier today, walking past the Dakota toward the museum, enjoying the day, the company, even the cold, that it is a new day, a new life and I’m feeling good. Very good.

Some museum pics here, if you’re interested. It will probably take me all week to get the whole batch up on flickr. Have I mentioned how much I love the new camera?

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300 bands, 300 songs (38-40)

I fell asleep last night watching a Time Life infomercial for a CD box set called Flower Power and I ended up dreaming about Peter Fonda and Grace Slick making out on Haight Ashbury while Eight Miles High by the Byrds played in the background. It was disturbing.

That has nothing to do with anything, but it made me start off with some classic rock today. (I’m having a hard time going back to see who made these suggestions. So thanks to those who did).

38. The Beatles – She Said, She Said
I was never a big Beatles fan. As recently as a two years ago, I had a fight with someone who said I must be a communist because I called the Beatles overrated. But, I’ve come to appreciate them in my old age. I still don’t care for the earlier stuff, and I still think McCartney was the weakest link, lyrically, but there are a lot of later songs I find myself listening to more often now. There’s a lot of rumors out there as to what this song really means, and some people want to crush my dreams by telling me it’s about drugs. But when I first listened to this on my parent’s stereo in the early 70’s, I thought it was about being in a relationship where the other person makes you feel meaningless. Where you are with someone, but alone, and nothing matters anymore. You may as well be dead because everything sucks now and it’s not going to get any better. That’s what my 12 year old mind took from it and that’s what stayed with me all these years. OH MY GOD. Look at the Wiki for this song. PETER FONDA! This means something.

39.Ramones – Beat On The Brat
1977: The first time I heard this song, I was hooked. There was something about it, something raw and exciting and…different. So different. The vocals, the chords, the energy, the sparseness of the music, the simplicity of it all. It made me want to jump around my bedroom. It made me want to play guitar. It made me want to buy a black leather jacket and cut my hair and stick a safety pin in my ear. This was my first glimpse of punk rock and it started a new phase for me, not just with music, but my whole outlook on the world and life.

40. Muse – Knights of Cydonia
For some reason, KRock has decided they will play this song at least once an hour every single day. I have to turn the station when I’m in the car because I don’t want to end up hating this tune. It’s so 70’s prog rock. Something Styx would have performed before they went all Domo Arigato on us. Reminds me of being at an arena concert back in the day, smelling like lukewarm beer and pot, holding my cigarette lighter in the air and thinking that life did not get much better than that. Plus, it’s got one of the greatest (if not cheesiest) videos ever made.

That’s all I have time for this morning. It’s Monday and the brain isn’t in gear yet. I’ll be back tonight with a whole bunch more.

See here for explanation of this and previous songs.
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