I was asked today why I am doing a best of countdown. No I am not closing the blog, nor taking a long hiatus or anything else along those lines. I am doing the a countdown because 200 posts seems like a good time to take a break and to reflect...especially since this blog has been going strong for over a year. (Seriously though...if anyone has the link to my old blog...I would greatly appreciate if you sent it to me. I have tried to Google it at least a dozen times and have had no luck finding it.) But I digress...it just seemed like the right time to reread and reflect.
So let's keep going.
#9 My Heart Is Like An Open Highway: While this is the 1st part to one of my favorite lines in music...I think that the 2nd part is a more appropriate way to describe my posting up until this point. Like Frankie said I did it my way. While I can't say that I blog for myself only (I spend more time thinking of ways to hide things within the blog than actually writing it but that is not the point...besides...I enjoy doing it more than you know)...I can say that I have held hard and fast to my rule of My Blog...My Rules. But I digress...this particular post recaps a night that I will never forget. While every Bon Jovi concert experience has itched itself permanently into my mind, this one will no doubt hold a place in my mind and heart as special. Of all of the people whom I have dragged to a Bon Jovi concert...Dino was the by far the most fun and appreciative. Years from now I know that he and I will still be like "Hey remember when we drove to Canada to see Bon Fuckin' Jovi!?!" We will laugh at the fact that he had so much trouble with Border Patrol. We will still complain about walking for blocks and not being able to find an open restaurant at @ 3 in the afternoon. We will do our best flamingo pose and wave our open cellphones as we sing our favorite Bon Jovi songs. Oh and it was an AMAZING concert...made greater by sharing it with one of my dearest friends.
#8 Your First Hit Should Always Be Your Best: So before we dive into why this is a good post, I think it should be noted that I showed an tremendous amount of restraint when writing this post. If there is any doubt that I can be a good sport when the occasion calls for it...read the opening line and get off my back. Anyway...moving on. Unless you are stumbling onto this blog for the first time...you should be well aware of the fact that I am sucker for opening lines of songs. This post is dedicated to some of the best opening lines in music. The neat thing about this post is that as I reread it, I realized that I wouldn't change a thing about it. While I admit that these might not be the best opening lines ever...they are my favorite opening lines. I love them as much tonight as I did last October when I wrote the post. That is a pretty neat feeling. As I reread each description and each first line, I got the customary chills that only be caused by a song that is more than just music...songs that are an important song in the soundtrack of my life. I know how it feels to willing to give up anything just to touch that special someone because you know that they feel you (and you feel them)...even though you both know how far apart you are. (OK so I threw in another song right there but once again...My Blog...My Rules.) I still agree with Paul Simon that when I think back on the crap I learned in high school...it is amazing that I can think at all. Some days I do wonder what my life is going to mean if its gone. I have accepted that I am often a question and am okay with not being the answer. And most amazingly and importantly, I still believe that this no greater nor honest line in music than the opening line of Honey & The Moon.
#7 iPod Shuffling: This is the post that started it all. Ever since the first shuffle...I have looked forward to Monday nights solely for shuffling. And it started from an idea given to me from one of my other favorite bloggers Chance. My favorite thing about that this particular posting are all of the little things in it that you have to know are there. Rereading it made me laugh and smile and reflect and remember why I need to be patient.
Check back tomorrow as we cover post 4-6.