THE JURY’S JUKEBOX
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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 MOTHERLAND.
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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It was the first song that came to mind. I remember the first time I heard this song, and how perfectly it described the world then. If I heard it now for the first time I think it would be the same feeling.
Maybe just a little too lighthearted, but the beat and tempo really pick you up and move you. Besides, even the apocalypse needs a little good press.
Dystopian music at its finest. I had a co-worker who didn’t like Steely Dan, he felt the arrangements were too tight, too polished, he liked a little more improvisation and chaos in music. I’m not that fussy, I do like songs about chaos, though, and this song fits perfectly.
If I only picked one song this month, it might be this one. There is something so universal in the message, so compelling, so final. It could be a theme song for the history of the world.
It took me years to figure out what this song was about. Once I did I kind of wished I hadn’t. It must be the saddest song I’ve ever heard. Somehow that seems to make it perfect for my interpretation, this month.
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.
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