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Happy Easter Go Crank The Tunes

After your Easter Dinners please spend some time with your folks and family, by all means. If you aren’t about that life go watch movies and crank the tunes all day.

What I did, I found that Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” works best for the type of mood today. It sets the tone honestly and holds a sentimental tradition of what Easter should be. Relaxed, and memorable.

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I then gave the ole turn table a spin with The Police, and Neil Young’s “Comes a Time” I realized now that Neil Young is one of those artists that just gets it, not to live anything in his life that is a gimmick and he sings from the heart. He indeed does have a heart of gold, but this album in particular chokes me up,  makes me think of my dad and all of the good times. Comes a time makes me think so much of changing into adulthood and really realizing things that you haven’t before, it’s that step into another part of your life that at some point everyone crosses. Whether it be adulthood or maybe just moments of realizations, there in fact does come a time.

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This does its deed for me for sure. Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. So much can be said about this album and how one feels when channeling their life. Nick Drake’s success of course posthumously became unnoticed, and wasn’t seen in the same solidarity the poet and gifted writer wanted during that time period. Nick Drake certainly has the unknown qualities out of any musician with his given amazing talents Undoubtedly my favorite from him.

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Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan, can’t get enough of this album and just what songs lyrically he can master. Blonde on Blonde really captures the classic feel to your Sunday. As it did for me as I was sipping my PBR and twisting my beard. Just kidding folks I don’t have a beard, PBR on the other hand.. Total hipster move. Nonetheless Blonde on Blonde filled the void my ears needed to ear.

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Lastly I decided to jump into some random funkiness and played some Parliament. I have my random flashes of funk, and boy does it do the trick, a jumping blaze of pure originality with head banging worthy bass. So funky, and so right I played “Flash Light” over and over. I made sure to end my music sesh on a solid upbeat note. That is with any other times make sure you end music on a solid note, it’s a major key!

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I chose these three albums because of how easing, unleashing and relaxing they all are. They are the type of albums that if they repeated no one would turn and wonder why no one changed the music. After what was an extensive day of family these seemed to have hit the spot for my hungry ear.

Cheers, Jake

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The Twilight Zone is Still the Best

Being a little kid I would always watch the Twilight Zone marathons around New Years Eve, and New Years. An annual tradition. My dad would always put it on, for he is a fan too.

The older I got, the more I realized how far and ahead The Twilight Zone was in front of any other science fiction show on the planet. Without TZ where is the influence? Where’s the genius behind Rod Serling? Quite frankly there’s a few episodes that I have never seen before last night and I was left in complete awe.

Rod Serling’s charismatic ability to put his writing, and acting together is truly a revelation. Rod Serling still holds true as being of the best.

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The Twilight Zone comes with twists, turns, and  really out of nowhere ideas. The way of thinking Serling brought was unlike any other before or after him. As a TV show in a world demanding by the government’s needs. Time and time again, watching an episode of the Twilight Zone you will see a subtle take on Serling’s opinion on a political issue or inside effect.

For example in the episode “4 O’clock” there’s a man who has a desire to want to shrink everybody who does bad things to two feet tall. His personality and take is totally a rip off of Joe McCarthy.

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Many fans have already seen this comparison, but Serling’s approach is brilliant, The twist at the very end is the best, per usual of the Twilight Zone.

With that being said The Twilight Zone offers so much more than just a scientific appeal. It offers imagination, creativity, and just a whole new way of thinking. Each episode offers great acting and a reeling approach that keeps me and many other film buffs wanting more.