Penny Lane: Muse, Leanan Sidhe, Rock n’ Roll Band Aid

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have decided to discuss the character of Penny Lane in Almost Famous and by extension how she relates to the concept of the Rock and Roll Muse and Groupies of the Sixties in general!   Now, I do realize that the film is set in the 1970s not…

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Janis Joplin, Queen of Rock and Roll

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided that I will be focusing on the great musician Janis Joplin!   Janis began to rise to fame in the 1960s when she joined the band Big Brother and the Holding Company.    Later on in her career, she would break out as a solo act,…

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Is Muse Short for Music?

For today’s post, I have decided to share a short story that I wrote.   I have not shared one for a while, and this one is a little different from the others that I have shared.   It is about a musician and the Muse who inspired him.   Is Muse Short for Music?…

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25 Most Magical Songs

For today’s post, I have decided to go through a list of my favorite magical songs.   This is a list that is heavily saturated with rock and roll, as I am a huge fan of classic rock.    I also have to admit that certain favorites, like Stevie Nicks, make more than one appearance…

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My Top 5 Holiday Songs

For today’s post I decided to do a countdown of my favorite holiday songs! Number 5: You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch  ~I am a lover of the old school animated holiday special, so I had to include this awesome song! Number 4: White Christmas  ~This is the title song of one of my favorite…

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Was Greensleeves About Anne Boleyn

For today’s blog post I would like to take a look at a popular theory about the origins of the song Greensleeves.    For anyone who does not know this song was a famous one written likely sometime during the Tudor period.    Many think that it was most likely written during the Elizabethan period,…

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