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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