This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Overnight Reputation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
All day long at my office, I am listening to music. It’s the only way I can work. Too much quiet and I go crazy. (That is, if you call me, why it takes 2-3 rings for me to answer. I’m turning down the music before I answer, because I am polite.)
Generally speaking the music doesn’t interfere too much with my work; it’s mostly background and I don’t pay it much attention. It’s just there to keep things from being too quiet. But the other day I got a song playing that totally pulled me away from everything and made me start almost involuntarily doing some air-drumming.
The song was “Don’t Fade Away,” by some guy named Arthur Falcone. I’d never heard of him but that was probably because I’m not an expert on Italian rock gods.
Yep: I said that right. Arthur Falcone (whose song was so cool that I went and looked up his website and wanted to find out more about him) is a rock god. That song, “Don’t Fade Away” ranks right up there with hard rock classic songs that haven’t been made, it seems since the 70s and 80s. Music has been so… pop … lately, so blah, that we’d all almost forgotten how great a pure rock song feels, and listening to Don’t Fade Away (and then the rest of the Stargazer album) I was transported to a time when guitar solos ruled the Earth.
Arthur Falcone makes the kind of awesome power rock that makes you want to crank it up and play air guitar. If you’re not listening to one of his songs yet, WHY? Stop reading this and go listen. Even if you’re at work. Even if you’re me and you’re typing this. Right. I’m out of here.