Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'Rockmocker' confronts the inanity of classic rock lyrics

Most of us have heard Boston's "More Than A Feeling" so many times we don't think twice about singing along. But one day, Patrick Regan decided that not only did he not want to sing along with Brad Delp any longer, he had some serious questions for him.
Let me get this right. You roll over in bed, peek out the window, and find that the sun is gone. Not "obscured by clouds." Not "not yet risen." But gone. The solar system has ceased to exist as its eponymous center is no longer present. Do you panic? You do not. Do you cry out, your face instantaneously frozen in a hideous death mask? Hardly. What you do do is put on some music to start your day. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how real rockers roll. So goes the line of questioning at rockmocker.blogspot.com, a new site created by the Kansas City author to ponder the hidden meanings of a genre he readily admits was probably never made to be lyrically scrutinized. In only a few months of operation, the Rockmocker has already posed questions for Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Miller and Journey, which he asked "How do passengers aboard the midnight train going anywhere know when they have arrived at their destination?"
So far, no classic rock heavyweights have responded. But for the Rockmocker, the fun is all in the asking. Click on the pic for the full story.

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