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Journey

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Welcome to another episode of Things I Like. Today I want to talk to you about a band called Journey … and more importantly a man called Steve Perry.

Yes, I realize that I’m only 30 years old. Yes, I realize that Journey really wasn’t popular when I was in high school. Yes, I did listen to 311 and Pearl Jam and RHCP and No Doubt and all the other great 90s bands. No, I’m not insane.

Look at those mullets. How amazing that people actually considered that attractive at some point in time. And even more amazing that some people are still holding on to the hairstyle even today!

So, back to the band Journey. Hmm, where do I start. How about the fact that “Don’t Stop Believin” is my ringtone and has been for the last 4 years and probably always forever will be. How about the fact that when Steve branched out on his own he managed to create amazing songs … and when he sings, “Oh Sherrie, our love holds on” I swear he’s really singing, “Oh Caron, our love holds on … holds on.”

Okay, lets face it … he’s not the most attractive man on the planet … but talented, yes. Steve Perry has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time. With his wide range of vocal abilities, he was able to take the rock power ballad to a new level of emotion and feeling.

Journey formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California with former members of Santana. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s they had hits with a series of power ballads and rock songs, including “Don’t Stop Believing“, “Any Way You Want It“, “Faithfully“, “Open Arms“, “Separate Ways“, “Wheel in the Sky”, “Who’s Crying Now“, and “Lovin,’ Touchin,’ Squeezin.’” Seriously folks … they’re amazing.

They had 18 Top 40 singles, six of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their signature song, “Don’t Stop Believing“, is the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history, at more than two million downloads. Now, they’ve gotten back together (minus Steve Perry) and the new lead is amazingly talented and they sound just the same as they always have. Check out this article about their reunion tour with Heart and Cheap Trick.

So, that’s all I really have to say about that … Journey is definitely one of the Things I Like. I can’t get enough and I don’t think that will ever change much to my friends chagrin.

Don’t stop believin… hold on to that feelin … :)

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Author: MissCaron

Hey y’all… thanks for stopping by! This is a way for me to keep up with my family and friends, especially those living overseas, and a way for me to meet a whole bunch of new people. I live in Florida and work at a University. Sometimes I love my job and sometimes I loathe it. I have a loving and supportive family, a great church family and some amazing friends. I have a blessed life, albeit crazy and disorganized at times, and I’m thankful for each new day and the challenges it may bring. In my blog you will find posts about anything that I consider interesting. Sometimes I’ll share articles I’ve read that have touched me in some way. Sometimes I’ll write about the actual conversations I have with the students and faculty members at the University under which I am employed. Sometimes I’ll just share stories and experiences from my personal life.

2 thoughts on “Journey

  1. Oh how I love Journey! I’m 8 years older than you, so perhaps that’s acceptable? (Of the bands you listed, I only know Pearl Jam and am not that familiar with them. I was listening to mostly country music, classic rock, and Raffi during the 90s.) Nah! Everyone should love Journey! Both my boys are fans, and the girls (who don’t always like “the classics”) even like some of their songs.

    LOL about Steve Perry, too! I used to think he was kinda cute when I was in middle school. That amazing voice must have blinded me. Now I watch those videos and shudder at the hair and the muscle shirts and the unbelievably-tight-in-the-crotch pants. Ugh. And, no, he’s nothing to swoon at even if all of that were fixed. Oh well, maybe he’s got a great personality to go with that great voice. And he isn’t *bad*. Is he?

    I’ll have to go back and listen to the song in the post above (and some Journey) when dh isn’t sitting at the table nearby reading. I don’t want to get the evil eye.
    In response to your comment, William Blake is not my favorite either, but it was the only tiger poem or quote I could think of at the time:o)

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