Researching potential ideas for a podcast, I stumbled upon a 2020 episode of the “Behind the Song,” a music history podcast hosted by Janda Lane, a popular radio personality at WDRV-FM Chicago.
In each episode of “Behind the Song,” Janda Lane digs deep into the words of classic rock songs and the storytellers who wrote them, unveiling a richer understanding of each song explored in every episode. The episode I found focused on the famous David Bowie song, “Heroes.”
You can check out the “Behind the Song” episode featuring David Bowie’s song “Heroes” here.
During our Staycation, the incomparable, beautiful Mrs. B and I recently saw several movies, all of which we liked and enjoyed. So much so that we saw one of them twice and would consider watching the others again.
All three featured a version of the prototype American hero. “Top Gun: Maverick” revives the heroic Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. “Elvis” goes behind the curtain, delving deep into the life of possibly the most iconic entertainer ever to grace any stage. In “Samaritan,” Sly Stallone portrays an intriguing and reclusive superhuman shouldering the weight of a big, dark secret.
I believe we need more heroes.
Recognizing our differences, a multiparty system exists for balance, not to wage war against one another in hopes of annihilating each other. It’s not supposed to be a competition. Rather, it should be a collaborative working in unison to come up with the best answers and viable solutions to address the needs and issues facing the nation. But, heroes appear to be hard to find these days. Especially, in politics.
Perhaps, it’s not just America who needs heroes. Maybe, our entire world could use a hero to rescue us. What do you think, my dear reader?
As I mentioned earlier, I’m doing research for a potential music podcast. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’m up to doing a podcast. Maybe, there is a fear that it won’t be relevant. There are already a sea of them out there. Creating quality content is challenging. Admittedly, producing a podcast focused on music is highly appealing to me, given my huge interest and love for music. In addition to recorded music, Terri and I both love checking out live music and exploring different venues featuring musical artists from all genres.
In some ways, these feels a bit surreal. There was a point in my younger years that I aspired to write for Rolling Stone magazine and veejaying at MTV (back when they played music videos). During my initial stint(s) in college I worked in public radio at our university radio station. This exposed me to a wide variety of music, shaping my eclectic taste in a wide variety of musical genres and styles.
Here are links to some previous reviews I wrote and posted here on my blog:
Do you currently listen to any music podcasts? If so, please share the name of it in the “Comments.” Perhaps, I should just explore writing more about music here on this blog?
What are your thoughts?
I suppose the only way you know is to try. As for me, right now I am focused on learning more about visual arts and getting better at drawing.
Happy Labor Day!
The Devotional Guy™