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A selection of music on the theme of the month to be voted on by you!

Our HEAD ABOVE WATER columnist Tim Clark has chosen his top five songs on the theme of FRIEND

Vote for your favourite in the comments section below and Tim will create one his special and much coveted ‘The Winner is…’ videos to announce the winner, which we will then post on our Facebook page.

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How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live by The Del Lords

Probably not about friends, but, I man, do I love this song.

Advice to a Friend by Doug and the Slugs

I started listening to this band because of the name, Doug and the Slugs, they must be good, right? But I think they are good, and this song is perfect for this month’s theme.

Better Class of Loser by Randy Travis

As much as I love this song and its son-of-the-proletariat feel, I do, on occasion, grind my own coffee and my wife pays all our bills online. We still like three-dollar wine, though.

You’re My Best Friend by Jefferson Airplane

Surrealistic Pillow is one of my favorite albums, and Jefferson Airplane is one of my favorite bands, and this song is about being a best friend. It’s almost perfect.

Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell

I’m not sure how this song fits in, but I’m sure it does. I’m pretty sure it would fit into any theme, it’s just that good.

Tim Clark lives in Columbus, OH. He is an employee, a husband, a father and a blogger. You can see his blog here, Life Explained. He loves classic rock, and talks about it too often. He loves to write and read, and he doesn’t mind coffee and a little bourbon, either.


  1. Anonymous

    I have to vote for the Del Lords. A band without peer.

    • Anonymous

      The Del Lords are fun, Judy Collins sings a pretty tune but of these songs I probably like Randy Travis the best.

  2. Anonymous

    Randy Travis most definitely.

    • Anonymous

      Both Sides Now is my vote!

    • Anonymous

      Jefferson Airplane

  3. Nancy

    I’m voting for Both Sides Now, by Joni Mitchell.

  4. The Wild Word

    I’m with Nancy – Joni Mitchell all the way.

  5. Anonymous

    I think I’m goin’ with a Better Class of Losers…I can always get behind $3 wine!

  6. gene

    I have to go with Both Sides Now.

  7. Anonymous

    Randy Travis. Mainly because I’m more familiar with him than some of the others. I’m not Anonymoys. I’m cousin Mike. 🙂

  8. Anonymous

    Jefferson Airplane

  9. Anonymous


  10. Sheryl A. Rose

    It was a toss-up between How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live by The Del Lords and Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. I decided on How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live. I suppose when you pick a favorite song for me it depends on my state of mind. I love the upbeat of the song and especially the guitars which I have a weakness for. My vote is for How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live.


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