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I think I'll start a blog. I don't know much about blogging. I don't usually read them and I definitely don't usually write them. But, here goes. First off, I've named this blog "A Day In The Life". It doesn't particularly have any significance. It shares a title with a wonderful song by The Beatles.

What I'm aiming to do is simply write about something that I notice or think about on any given day. Or maybe even write about a specific event that has happened. Maybe something that happened on a particular day or over the course of a week, or whatever.
Basically, this supposed event or events or thought will be related to my love of classic rock music. And I may share an audio track or a video to augment the text.

So first off, I'd like to make some suggestions to any lover of classic rock music.

1. Invest in an iPod. Preferably a 160 GB model. If you love music and you have a lot of it on your computer, this is essential. You can put all of that great music of yours on your iPod and take it anywhere you go. If you are lucky, your car has an aux. jack and you can connect it and listen right there in your car. Now, I'm not saying this should replace your CD's in your vehicle, because they sound better than the iPod, but the convenience is fantastic. I'm only suggesting Apple's iPod because that's what I have, but any brand will do. Make sure you fork over a few extra bucks for some earbuds. The standard earbuds included with the iPod are awful and they hurt your ears.

2. If you can afford it (I say this because this one is definitely not life or death), get hooked up with XM/Sirius Radio. Channel 46 on XM is my new favorite. It plays a lot of great old stuff from the vinyl days that you don't hear on the standard classic rock stations. Also, channel 49 plays more of the "popular" classic rock standards.

3. Join a great, friendly website like Classic Rock Bottom. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are already a member. But, if not, this is a great place to share your love of classic rock. You can talk about it, read about it, listen to it, watch videos of it, or even share (not for download) your favorite stuff.

I also have a thought about two songs that I have heard on XM's channel 46 today. The first is Jethro Tull's "Hymn 43". I heard it for the first time this morning. I didn't really get to delve into the lyrics or their meaning, but the song itself is fantastic. I did some simple research and found that the song is from the album Aqualung. I've thought about purchasing that album in the past but never bit the bullet. It is now on my Amazon wish list and will be in my collection soon. One other thought about it, there is a guitar break or riff within the song that immediately made me think of the Kiss song Spit from their Revenge album. Obviously, the Tull song preceded the Kiss song, so go figure.

Lastly, I heard a John Lennon song today. It sounds somewhat familiar, I think I've heard it before, but I'm not sure. The song is called "#9 Dream". I like it. But what I noticed was a part in the song that sounds a good bit like the song "My Sweet Lord" by former band mate George Harrison. Am I the only person who hears this similarity? The fact that the songs sound similar means nothing. I don't even know which one was released first. It's just an observation.

That's all for this volume. More to follow.

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Comment by Scott on July 12, 2010 at 7:07pm
I have a 64Gig ZUNE HD. I prefer the WMA format way over the treatment Itunes uses. It may not have agreat app support, but it plays high quality music and the Zune Marketplace is bargain for $15 a month. I can download and preview anything I woudl like, which I do, and then if it sticks with me I will order or purchase the real deal!
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 12, 2010 at 2:05pm
The chanting is what I'm talking about. I didn't mean that the whole song sounded similar, just the chanting.
Comment by Niels (Mod) on July 12, 2010 at 1:10pm
I can't say, that I can hear the similarity between "#9 dream" and "My sweet lord", EXCEPT the "Hara Krishna"-chanting. Both are great songs, but there's for sure a "similarity" between "My sweet lord" and "He's so fine" by The Chiffons, even though Harrison claimed, that he was inspired by "Oh happy day".

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