Third Stage Thesis

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?

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 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'
THIRD STAGE. 

Whoa. Fucking deep dudes. 


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 8: Cantcha Say (You Believe In Me)

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 6 - Part 7

Part 8: Cantcha Say (You Believe In Me)

Wait just a minute! Something has gone wrong. Alright...look lady...I am pouring my fucking HEART out to you..can't you see that..I have FEELINGS. AND I'M A MAN. REAL FUCKING FEELINGS. AND I'M A MAN. I NEED YOU BABY SO BAD. I'M LOST IN THE WORLD WITH OUT YOU. DON'T GO BABY!!! DON'T GO..WAAAAAAAAAAA..SNIFFFLE..WAAAAAA.

Still a man.

 

Boston - Cantcha Say (You Believe In Me) (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 8)


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 7: I Think I Like It

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 6

Part 7: I Think I Like It

NOPE. BACK ON THE YOU TRAIN BABY!!!! This is totally the right thing to do...for both of us...really. No I mean it. See how I got my bro's to uber-harmonize? Seriously. Forever baby. That's right. FOR-EV-ER.

 

Boston - I Think I Like It (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 7)


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 6: A New World/To Be A Man

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)


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 5: My Destination

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 Five: My Destination

Nope I was wrong. YOU. ARE. IT!! Lady...you are what I have lived my ENTIRE FUCKING MOUSTACHE HAVING LIFE FOR!!! Seriously. I am so sure of my feelings for you I wrote this fucking song. That's SERIOUS. And so is my bitchin 70's handlebar moustache. SERIOUS! In fact, I don't see how this could ever go wrong. Best thing ever? HELL YES!!! Did i mention serious?

 

 

Boston - My Destination (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 5)

 


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 4: Cool The Engines

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 Four: Cool The Engines

WHOA LADY! All this doin' it is FANFUCKINGTASTIC, but we gotta take a break...for real and maybe METAPHORICALLY (blew your mind a little bit there, didn't I).

It's unclear what exactly is going on here. Is our narrator scared of what HIS OWN HEART is telling him or is he just suffering from a, um, quick trigger. Either way it's clear our hero is still unwilling to lose himself in this lady, so circling back to Amanda, maybe he in fact took himself by surprise. I know. Blew your mind again.

 

 

Boston - Cool The Engines (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 4)

 


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 3: The Launch

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 Three: The Launch

Now here is a song about the opening of ones heart. Launching into that ocean of light that only true love can provide. It's about that intangible thing that humans have strived for for a millen...

No wait..what the hell am I talking about.

It's TOTALLY about doing it. And by "it" I mean the SEX people. Sex with giant fucking guitars. Holy shit, the metaphor is true.

 

Boston - The Launch (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 3)

 


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 2: We're Ready

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 Deux: We're Ready

This is it. This is the L-A-D-Y. I know doods...it's lame that I'm gonna be steady with one lady, but you just don't know doods...let me EXPLAIN. With my GUITARS. I'm even going to count you into it.

ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

BOOM!!!!

 

 

Boston - We're Ready (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 2)

 


Daily Listen (s): The Third Stage Thesis - Part 1: Amanda

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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!

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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!!!!

First up: Amanda

It's the hit. It's the song you know. And it's about Amanda, who is apparently being loved by someone in a very creepy fashion that involves being taken by surprise and made to realize. Sadly it's how things might have been done in the 70's...EVEN THOUGH THIS ALBUM CAME OUT IN 1986 AND THESE DOODS SHOULD HAVE BEEN OVER THAT SHIT BY NOW.

I digress.

Anyways, it's a tender love song to the object of the singers affections that says "maybe, just maybe lady, it's time for me to stop this running around", and what's wrong with that? (The correct answer is "LOTS")

Don't take my word for it though. Dive right in and see for yourself. And remember, this party is open ALL day long.

Boston - Amanda (from the book of Third Stage, Chapter 1)

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