Sig’s Pick Six

Sig's Pick Six: Songs About Death

This week’s Pick Six covers a very uplifting topic: “Songs About Death.” “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOBb13yDnzo “The ’59 Sound” is probably The Gaslight Anthem’s “signature song” at this point in their young career, and for good reason. Inspired by the death of friend in a car accident (“Young boys, young girls/Ain’t …

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Sig's Pick Six: Songs With Great Instrumental Outros

I’m skipping the intro this week to focus on “Songs With Great Instrumental Outros.” “Freebird” – Lynyrd Skynyrd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0solnL1XY I really don’t need to say much about this one. The long guitar solos at the end of “Freebird” are simply among the best in recorded history. “Thunder Road” – Bruce Springsteen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsJsjaYm03E Springsteen ends the …

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Sig's Pick Six: Songs With "Monday" in Their Title

This week’s Pick Six is a pretty basic one: “Songs With ‘Monday’ in Their Title.” “Monday, Monday” – The Mamas and the Papas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81Ojd3d2rY# “Monday, Monday” is a song about the often capricious nature of love. The whole story is told in the first verse, which for the sake of brevity I’ll cite here: “Monday …

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