Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Year-End Wrap-Up (Almost Done)

Quotation of the day: J.R.R. Tolkein -- In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

OK, today's post will be about songs.  Individual songs that rocked my world this year, and there were many.

I loved, in no particular order:

  • "Unkind' By Sloan
  • "Roads Ahead" by Big Sugar
  • "Cowboy Song" by Seether
  • "I Don't Know" by The Sheepdogs
  • "Whistle Blower" by The Arkells
  • "These Days" by Foo Fighters
But, song of the year, that's a toughie, and i am torn.

Torn between two possibles, and i'm  having an attack of the vapours, trying to choose.

OK, well, i think that, without question, the most entertaining song of the year was "Tonight" by Seether and you can view the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCzdecygpmg&ob=av2e

But i think that the most important song of 2011 was Rise Against's "Make It Stop (September's Children)" and it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP4clbHc4Xg&ob=av2e

It's (of all things) a protest song.  It's also a very angry song.  It deals with the subject of high school bullying, and as i have a very dear friend whose son was the subject of some torment by his classmates recently, i know how shattering this can be.

So Rise Against gets the nod.

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