Full disclosure: Today is my birthday, and while I generally get to do anything I want to do with the site, today I REALLY get to let loose. What you're about to read (or not) is reprinted in part from some emails I've been sending around for years. I have a problem with Boston's Third Stage you see. The problem is that it's the most ridiculously asstastically awesome of all time. In fact it my be the very "heart of rock and roll" that Huey Lewis and his News spoke of. On the surface, it's a work that will shatter your eardrums and hail the vileist of minions from the pits of hell...like all rock shoud. Look a little closer though and you'll find that it is in fact a work of great tenderness that is overflowing with teachable moments. What those moments are, I still haven't quite figured out, but maybe we can all work through this together to find some sort of enlightenment...in Boston....in Third Stage!
And now I give the official ChunkyGlasses album breakdown otherwise known as THE THIRD STAGE THESIS!
I'll just lay it out like this. It's hard being a man. You want to be free. I mean, these ladies are cool and all but in the end they're just draggin us down man. And there's SO many of them. What's a guy to do?
HOW ABOUT WRITE AN ENTIRE ALBUM ABOUT COMMITMENT THAT STARTS AND ENDS WITH TWO DIFFERENT WOMEN!!!!
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
Part Six: A New World/To Be A Man
Lady, just in case you didn't believe me with that last highly senstive (yet still manly) song, let me lay it out for you some more. Organs are sensitive, right? Well I'm gonna throw some of that organ stuff all up in there before I let my guitar do the talking...again. WHOA MAN. COMMITTED LOVE IS GROOVY!!
Wait. What's that? Um....now that I'm all committed what the fuck is this all about? I mean...life is so tempting and shit. Am I doing the right thing. I mean, would a MAN really be settling down like this? Especially when there is so much of me for ladies to enjoy. DAMN YOU CONFUSION!!!!
Boston - A New World/To Be A Man (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 6)