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Julia is one of the most delicate and heartfelt songs on The Beatles White Album, ending the first cd. Originally it was the last song on the second side of the two-album set. It followed another chestnut, Paul McCartney‘s underrated I Will. Like Beatles fanatics don’t know this! Duh. ;-P John Lennon wrote about his […]
Of course I grew up with The Carpenters on AM radio. This song was played every day throughout the 1970s, practically. It’s funny, when I was growing up, whenever this song came on the radio, inevitably the people around me would join in to sing the “ahhhs” at the end. What a hook. I learned […]
The Cult‘s Love album from 1985 provided the soundtrack to my second year at Sheridan College. She Sells Sanctuary was the song we all danced to (at R.P.M., the space in Toronto that now houses The Guvernment), but Rain, Revolution, and Love were the really cool songs that core followers of this band knew were […]
I remember this song on the radio (CKLW! The Motor City!) when I was 5. It’s been on the radio, or on someone’s stereo or cd/mp3 player, or piped over the PA in any shopping mall, or in the elevator, or on a soundtrack to a movie, or as incidental music on television ever since. […]
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Brian Wilson’s music changed my life. It’s that simple.