Monday, May 08, 2006

Music Monday

Throughout the blogosphere I've noticed some like to write on a theme - say one day a week. There's Tracie B.'s Weekly Wino and Jeremiah takes part in Poetry Friday.

I was inspired today to consider a theme day here at the Armchair. Being the music guy I am, I thought it might be nice to write about... music!

And since "Music Thursday" doesn't have the same ring to it, "Music Monday" it is!

If you've been reading here for any length of time, you'll know I'm a huge Bryan Adams fan. I do, however have many, many other favourites, so I will steer clear of B.A. for now. We may revisit in a few weeks or so.


Colin James is a fave...


I've been a fan since his first self-titled debut was released in 1988.


Today I threw in Bad Habits - a much "bluesie"er album than the rock-based Colin James and Sudden Stop albums.

OK... trivia time.

What does Colin James have in common with Bryan Adams?

...several options I suppose... they're both Canadian, they both record out of Vancouver, but that's not what I had in mind.


OK... a hint...





Do you know who this is?





The answer...




It's Mickey Curry. Mickey has drummed for Bryan Adams since day one AND appears on Colin James' Bad Habits.

Here's a taste from Bad Habits

BETTER DAYS

What's so good about a good thing
That turns its back and walks away?
What's the point in a good love
That never has the time to stay?
Well it must have been a cruel mind
Had the time to make up this game.
I put on a brave face
But inside i'm really not the same.

So if you call to see how i'm doin',
You're rubbin' salt into my wound.
But if you really want to know the truth
I've had better days
But nobody's gonna better you.
Well i might have had a better love,
But i really don't remember who.

It's not unusual to hope for things you ain't gonna get
It's not a crime to keep on wishin' it ain't over yet.
I've been waiting for the sweet words from your lips
You know the sound of your voice is something i can't resist.

So if you call to see how i'm doin',
You're rubbin' salt into my wound.
But if you really want to know the truth
It ain't easy gettin' over you!
I've had better days
But nobody's gonna better you.
Well i might have had a better love,
But i really don't remember who.


NEXT WEEK: Local defunked Calgary band Nothin' But Trouble

4 comments:

smiley said...

Hi, Though I've heard of Colin James, I must confess that I don't really know any of his songs. Unfortunately I couldn't download the song either.

Tracie B. said...

HEY! that's me:) thanks turtle guy...

now this colin james, i'll have to hear something to see if i remember.

traveller one said...

I think the music theme is just perfect for you! I'll lok forward to Mondays from now on :)

Expat Traveler said...

music monday is a good theme. :) Yeah...

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