Friday, April 1, 2011

A Call for Suggestions

I would to invite any and all who view this blog to make suggestions for songs that hold a special place in your heart. You can pose the song, but I would hope that you would allow me to post your story so others can view it and respond if they would like. I will post this every so often to remind people. Thank you for visiting.


  1. I saw your comment on Drew's board so I decided to check your blog out as well. I do reviews too. Usually whole albums but I've done a few individual songs over the years too (including my fave song from DT's Images & Words, Surrounded).

    I noticed on Drew's board you mentioned you're a Dream Theater fan. Me too. Sad that Portnoy is out. I'll continue following his career and give the post-Portnoy Dream Theater a try. But I'm much more keen on Portnoy's career now than DT.

    With that in mind... some suggestions:

    Dream Theater - The Mirror or Space-Dye Vest (I've always preferred Awake over Images & Words)
    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    Genesis - Firth of Fifth
    King Crimson - Starless

    I've got more, but that's a good start.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions Perplexio. Rush and DT are how I play drums and are a huge part of my music listening repertoire. I had an old website where I posted some of my favorite drum parts and the middle section of The Mirror was up there (along with Under a Glass Moon of course). It will be interesting to see what DT does now. I find it odd that they have all these concert dates and still have not announced the new drummer.

    Zeppelin was my first love and to this day the only band I can honestly say there is not a bad song from. I have songs I like better than others but they are all great.

    I am new to both Genesis (the Gabriel stuff) and King Crimson. I love Selling England, Nursery Cryme, Lamb, and Foxtrot. The new stuff, not so much. Krimson is very hit or miss with me. But I really like most of the Red album.

    If you have any memories from the songs you posted I would love to use them as a post (giving you full credit of course). Thanks again and I will try to include the songs listed. I have several more ideas for the blog such as battle of the songs, artists, albums and such. Maybe I will do a DT face off. That could be fun.

  3. If you're interested, you can find my review of Dream Theater's Surrounded here.

    I'm not a drummer-- but that being said, Dream Theater is the first (and thus far only) band I've started listening to because I was blown away by the drumming. Most bands it's the vocals or guitar work that I notice first. When I heard Dream Theater the first time the first thing I noticed was Mike Portnoy's drumming which is why Portnoy is my favirote living drummer (my favorite drummer overall is the late Jeff Porcaro).

  4. 1 more suggestion... well 2... Golden Earring both Radar Love and Twilight Zone.

    While Radar Love is easily the better of their 2 hits, Twilight Zone has aged better than most of the other hits from the early eighties so it's certainly worthy of consideration as well.