Day 22: A song that moves you forward

I’m interpreting “move forward’ as something exciting or encouraging or “emotionally propelling”.  I’m not sure what the author of the challenge list had in mind.   Ergo, I’ve selected an old favorite, The The ─ This is the Day,

This is the day, your life will surely change
This is the day, when things fall into place

I’ve always thought of this as my “new start” song.  Applicable when I graduate, start a new job, or set off on a challenging excursion.  Plus, accordion!

Which teases a new topic that I’ve been thinking about, instrumentation.  Maybe something that is wrong with rock and roll over the past 2 or 3 decades is the reliance on guitar, guitar, bass, and drums or maybe guitar, base, and drums.  And vocals.  The synthesizer helps, if you’re a dance band, but Talking Heads are so far ahead of anybody else that something else is needed.  I’ve thinking about the flute in popular music recently.  Watch this space for more (probably after the 30-song challenge is complete).  If you know anything about the flute in popular music, please send me a note (CommunityNoise.blog@gmail.com).

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Interested in music from 1950s to the present, mostly indie bands and punk, but also avant garde, blues, Motown ... almost but not quite, anything. I'm looking for people to share music, new and old, and looking for new avenues to discovery new music. Come with me.

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