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)