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The Pimp And The Whore – Thunder

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The Pimp And The Whore – Thunder

Whenever I ask someone if they know a British hard-rock band called Thunder, they usually start humming the beginning of AC/DC’s ”Thunderstruck.” This is frustrating for three reasons. Firstly, ”Thunderstruck” is not exactly AC/DC’s finest hour; secondly, comparing AC/DC to Thunder is like comparing construction workers to architects…

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Effigy - The Impersonators

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Effigy - The Impersonators

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.
–    H.P. Lovecraft (one of the most significant 20th-century authors in the horror genre)

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the whole concept of it: the scary masks, haunted houses and trick-or-treaters. And then there are all these incredibly cool memories.

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Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

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Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

This week, I want to reveal to you my greatest fear. It’s that something bad will happen to my children. In fact, if I’m honest with you, as far as I’m concerned, no other fear comes even close. The thought of that is unbearable. I don’t know how people who lose their children ever recuperate. I would probably lose my mind…

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I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

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I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

This week, we will continue with the theme of fear. Last week was about the fear of the dark; this week we will talk about not letting your fears get the better of you. There are instances in life, when we must stand our ground regardless of how scared we are, instances when giving in is far worse that deciding not to back down come what may…

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Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

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Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

It’s about being scared but not really knowing what of. They say that everybody has a secret fear of something, they just don’t always know what it is – until it’s too late.

– Steve Harris (of Iron Maiden) on the song “Fear Of The Dark”…

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Altamont – The Modern World

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Altamont – The Modern World

The other day, I was watching a new TV series about separated couples who’ve been unsuccessful in signing the divorce papers. The basic idea of the show was that these individuals, some of them stuck in their own indecision for years, were bought together to work with therapists, social workers and lawyers to put it all to rest….

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I Don’t Wanna Know – Julian Lennon

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I Don’t Wanna Know – Julian Lennon

“If you give your trust to a person who does not deserve it, you actually give him the power to destroy you.”

- Khaled Saad

Do you trust your spouse? Is trust a given? How quickly and easily can it be lost? Can you ever really truly get it back once it’s gone?

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The Bar At The End Of The World – Poppet

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The Bar At The End Of The World – Poppet

I was told a few days ago by a considerably younger person that the world is a wonderful place. No sorry, she said that her world is a wonderful place, which I instantly found both slightly irritating as well as rather amusing…

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Green - Mars Motel

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Green - Mars Motel

Does it all end when we die? Or do we keep existing at some paranormal level, a level where we can see what’s happening to our loved ones although they cannot see us? Better yet, is it possible to check in on them in person every once in a while, appear to them behind the wall of sleep for instance?…

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When The Sun Explodes - The Muted

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When The Sun Explodes - The Muted

Make the most of life 'cause you never know
What's around the corner, everything could go
A fear, a fear of the unknown
Don't look behind, don't think ahead
You never know when it could be said
One day, everything could go away…

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The Last American – Ryan Culwell

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The Last American – Ryan Culwell

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
–    President Ronald Reagan

And yet, talking to those closest to us can sometimes be very arduous, if not downright impossible…

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On The Door – Just Like Fruit

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On The Door – Just Like Fruit

You know sometimes you just make a hasty decision that you come to regret later when choosing songs to include in your blog or playlist. This is what happened to me when a Brighton-based rock’n’roll band Just Like Fruit sent me one of their songs, “On The Door.” I took a quick listen and passed on it but yet, for some strange reason, the song kept playing in my head. Weeks would go by and I’d decide to listen to the track again….

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I Don't Love You - Bullet Lane

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I Don't Love You - Bullet Lane

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.

 ― Elizabeth Gilbert

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Harvest Moon – Neil Young

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Harvest Moon – Neil Young

There are so many love songs out there in the cosmos – perhaps a zillion. And the older you get, the less they resonate with you because you know that while falling in love might be fun and easy, staying in love is all about hard work and determination. So as you age, listening to love songs with a straight face becomes a tad difficult, an experience that can be compared to watching movies you adored when you were a teenager – they just don’t seem to work anymore…

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Himalaya - Ellipsis

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Himalaya - Ellipsis

The most difficult things for a man to do are to climb a wall leaning towards you and to kiss a girl leaning away from you.

 – Marion de Velder (often mistakenly credited to Winston Churchill)

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I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

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I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

Sometimes when you are busy living your life a special moment arrives or rather you find yourself in one. It’s there without a warning and as you live through it, you realize that you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. These moments are hard to describe…

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Art Of Dying - George Harrison

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Art Of Dying - George Harrison

Ever had one of those mornings when you are on your way to work and you are tense and stressed? You have so many projects waiting for you that it’s hard to fathom how to get it all done in a timely manner and to top it off, you have one or two people in your life, like most of us, who are being insanely difficult. Sounds familiar?…

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The World Stopped Turning - The Oho

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The World Stopped Turning - The Oho

I remember watching a Canadian TV series called Black Harbor about twenty years ago. It's a show about a couple moving to Nova Scotia from LA with their two children and ultimately getting divorced. In one of the episodes, Nick, the father of the family, says to his kids, upon reminiscing on how he met their mother, that he doesn't know which hurts more falling in love or falling out of love…

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So Alive - Jon Worthy

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So Alive - Jon Worthy

Muhammed Ali once stressed the importance of positivity in achieving your goals in life by stating: “I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.”

I admit the ability to stay positive is perhaps one of the most important skills a person can have. However, being continuously happy and satisfied is very difficult, if not impossible. In fact even staying content requires conscious effort, doesn’t it?..

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