Greatest Songs, #500: “More Than a Feeling” by Boston

I’m belatedly getting around to one of my New Year’s resolutions…okay, very belatedly: To listen to all of Rolling Stone Magazine’s500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” and to understand why each one is on the list. To prevent myself from getting distracted halfway through and never finishing the resolution, I am promising to post one a day on this blog along with some critical analyses from people who know far more about music than I. This series will kill 2 birds because I had hoped to have a contributor write a series on music, but I haven’t found the right person for the job yet. This gives me over a year to continue the search without you missing out on good music. So start your egg timers at 500–that’s 43,200,000 seconds, so you’re going to need a crazy egg timer–and join me on a fun journey through music history. Think of it as your daily entertainment–that 5-minute break from the real world we all need. — AWO

Album: Boston (Epic Records)
Year: 1976
Written by: Tom Scholz & John Boylan
Billboard Hot 100: #5

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“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” Doesn’t Disappoint

by Noelle Brandmier

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written my first entry. Sorry! I could have written a whole essay about how wonderful Ponyo was, but some how I got caught up with the closing of summer and the beginning of the school year.

The animation line-up for the year is looking good, especially with Disney’s first 2D film in five years, The Princess and the Frog. There are a few films being released this year whose origins can be found in children’s books, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox.   Continue reading ““Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” Doesn’t Disappoint”