On My Mind
Cheap Trick is one of my feel good, favorite time bands. Oh Caroline may not be my favorite Cheap Trick song, but it has definitely made an impression on me.
The opening drum beat and hot lick… then Robin Zander sings:
Oh Caroline – My life shined when you walked in
Oh Caroline – My world shined when you came in
His heart dropped; he was struck by a lightening bolt – he fell in love IMMEDIATELY! He would (go to the end of the world) for your love!
The song starts off so sweet, and sincere, and full of love and hope – and then….
Anyone who’s reading this is a fan of Mags (who isn’t?) so when she asked me to be a guest columnist on her blog, I was pretty flattered. Well, first I was kind of vomity, but then I was flattered. I’m not a musician and I’m not a music critic, I’m just a chick who likes her tunes and tries to keep an ear to the ground, but if Mags figures that’s enough, then I’m down with it.
So, yeah, I know that “The Best of” or “The Top” lists are pretty much fraught with conflict, and you’re just setting yourself up for someone to say “You totally should have included this!” or “How could you have missed that?” I get it. Everyone’s got their faves…