Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 9 - THE FINALE: Hollyann (wait..what????)

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?


Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8

Part 9: Hollyann

Wait...what the hell is going on here...WHO THE FUCK IS HOLLYANN???? WHAT HAPPENED TO AMANDA??? AND WHY DOES THIS SONG SOUND JUST LIKE "AMANDA" BUT IT'S CALLED "HOLLYANN"!!!!!! Did Boston open up some hole in the universe, or is our hero just some schmucky dood who didn't need his old lady dragging him down? And while we're on it, why does Third Stage sound like it was recorded in the 70's but didn't come out till 86? 

AAAARG!! More questions than answers!!


Boston - Hollyann (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 9)


And that's all she wrote folks. Thank you all for bearing with me. I hope we all learned something today (though I'm still not sure what there is to learn) and I promise that this will never happen again....maybe.

I'll leave you know with the ancient inscription that can be found on the back cover of tome known only as Third Stage. With a few short words, Boston gives us all the keys to the universe...or something. Please accept their gift now. 

It took nearly six years to conceive and complete this album.
No orchestral instruments or synthesizers were used to creat the sounds.
Each individual piece of music relates a human experience.
And together they tell the story of a journy into lifes'

Whoa. Fucking deep dudes.