Music Monday Aug 22: Blasts from a past

There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.

The guitarist from the Canadian band Teenage Head died two weeks ago, the victim of an apparent murder.

I remember listening to them in high school. A tamer version of The Ramones, they were called punk, but they had a rock/rockabilly edge to them.

Since I was reminiscing about music from my high school days , it got me thinking of a completely different band, Squeeze, from the UK:

Which reminded me of The Tubes:

That got me thinking of Marillion, but I featured them a few months ago: Marillion

And finally I’ll wrap up with—
Is that Rush?
No, it’s Triumph.
Oh, the poor man’s Rush.
You didn’t just sat that did you?

And one Triumph song deserves another. Live from the US festival 1983.

Are you sure that isn’t Rush? That’s Geddy Lee.
No. It’s Mike Levine.
That’s not Alex Lifeson?
Rik Emmett.
That kinda looks like Neil Peart.
It’s Gil Moore.
Oh. OK. They’re pretty good, but they’re no R—
Don’t say it.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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