“The Black Plague during an election”?I don’t put much stock in conspiracies, so as one who has “lived through” the bird flu, swine flu, zika, and ebola pandemonium, I just have a “this too shall pass” mentality towards this novel coronavirus.
In this picture, I see blinding spotlights. I imagine the applause I always seem to forget from being caught up in the last three minutes. I feel my racing heart, no longer needing to stay in a calm and collected beat to the song I'd been singing. I see someone who's favourite place to perform isn't before the eyes of hundreds of people (no matter how much she loves it)... but in the seat of her parents car where her love and passion for music began.
As music blogger & promoter, I come across numerous songs each and every day. Occasionally, when time allows, I like to share, at least, my top five selections worthy of any music listener's playlist. In this issue, I choose an unique five, representing different parts of our country, as well as different genres to please different listener's palettes.
Journey is a great American rock band with one of the most iconic songs ever written, "Don't Stop Believin'." Its message is simple: Believe in your dreams and believe in yourself. It's some of the greatest, yet simplest advice I could offer to anyone. Although this song is not tied to a specific memory or time period along my journey (no pun intended), it represents a simple overarching theme that has held true throughout my life. Shockingly only reaching #9 on the billboard charts in 1981, here is "Don't Stop Believin'."