30 Day Song Challenge – Day 7: A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event

It really feels like cheating with this song to use one that reminds me of a concert. I could pick a song from any concert I’d ever been to. One that seems to stick out for me though, amongst others, is 2008’s Edgefest in Toronto. I got to go at the last minute with a very generous friend who let me use her extra ticket. We only saw two bands: Sam Roberts (awesome!) and Stone Temple Pilots. It was wicked. I got a great video of Sam Roberts doing Brother Down (yes, I shot that one myself when I was there), but for some reason it’s STP that makes me think of that concert. Possibly because they also remind me of the entire decade of the 90s, which was my high school years. It was fantastic to finally be able to see a band like this live (and let’s be honest, it’s fantastic that Scott Weiland is even still alive). No matter what, a part of all of us gets stuck in high school in one way or another, even 10, 15, 30 or 50 years later. I feel bad for kids in high school these days. The music just isn’t living up to the awesomeness of the 90s, or 60s or 70s (let’s forget the 80s). They’ll be stuck with memories of Teh Biebs forever. *shudder*  I hope some of them are able to break away and find the good music amongst the muck.

Anyway, here ya go. A couple of classic STP songs, and the official videos, thus you’ll probably have to click through directly to youtube.


Is it just me, or does he (Scott) look really weird in this Wicked Garden video. As in, he looks like he’s kinda healthy and weighs more than 100lbs and thus doesn’t look at all like himself. Musta been before teh drugz. The days leading up to his Velvet Revolver years really did a  number on him. lol

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30 Day Song Challenge – Day 1: Your Favourite Song

Well, this isn’t entirely relevant to the theme of this blog, but that’s ok!  For the month of April I’m participating in the 30 Day Song Challenge, inspired by a Facebook friend of mine who started it a few days ago.

I’m not a person of favourites. I dislike the exclusivity of it, and my ‘favourites’ change constantly, except that 9 is my favourite number. Always has been and always will be, for various reasons (perhaps a post on that some time). Starting right off the bat with my favourite song is hard. I had several songs that were recent favourites, but were SO extremely overplayed on the radio here that I can hardly stand them anymore. I supposed then, that a favourite is one that stands the test of time, or more importantly, the test of repetition. I’m sure I’m over thinking it, but I see this more as ‘Your Favourite Song of All Time’.

I hummed and hawed over this decision for a while this morning, then it hit me. Nothing stands the test of time and repetition more than classic Sesame Street. No really. I love this song. LOVE. It represents so many aspects of me, especially the last year or so of my life. The wanderlust I often feel, the need to explore and urge to travel (even if I haven’t much yet), the importance of family and friends, and the discovery of all the great things in this world… it’s all captured here in this 2 1/2 minute song, and sung by a Muppet in his pajamas. Brilliance.

I am confident to say this is, at the very least, one of my favourite songs of all time.

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