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My daughter’s boyfriend introduced us to Kamelot.  This is called Ghost Opera.  Pretty interesting.  It’s a kind of epic rock opera for those who don’t feel like listening to the whole thing. 🙂

Though the style is somewhat different, I was yanked back into Queensryche Fangirl Land. (Possibly the voice?  Maybe?)

Okay… am I the only one here who ever spent time in Queensryche Fangirl Land????

This isn’t the Queensryche song Kamelot sent me back to, but it’s a great live version of a song most will recognize from the MTV Awards 1991. 

Man, I had the hots for Geoff Tate and his leather pant-clad bod… 

Come on, some of you had to love Silent Lucidity.


In my travels today, I found that Geoff Tate made a solo album, so I’m off to explore.

In other new finds, Kelli sent me a link to Black Lab and I simply fell in love with This Night. 


I bought the CD off Itunes and there are several good songs, including Weightless. 

Then, this week, I also received a postcard from a musician in Virginia I’ve been following.  Jessica L. Fenton writes the music for and plays every instrument in her songs.  Sings, too. 

(Couldn’t find a video of her performing–just one where she gets tasered on her Myspace page. <g>)


  1. August 15, 2007    

    “Okay… am I the only one here who ever spent time in Queensryche Fangirl Land????”

    Um, yeah. But that was when I was 420 friendly , so I don’t remember it much.

  2. August 15, 2007    

    Two words

    Operation: Mindcrime

  3. August 15, 2007    

    “Um, yeah.”

    That was sarcasm. 😉

  4. August 15, 2007    

    “Um yeah” made me think you were saying I WAS the only one. LOLOLOL!!!

    I’m going to eventually do a post on concept albums like Operation Mindcrime and Pink World. Oh man, must go find my Tony Carey PInk World CD…

  5. August 15, 2007    

    Told you I was on the slow side tonight. 😉 I was thinking sarcasm, but in the opposite there. Like “Um yeah, you freak. Queensryche? After posting about Over the Rhine? What are you weird?”

  6. August 15, 2007    

    You are weird, but I don’t mind.

  7. August 15, 2007    

    Okay… have you ever heard of Planet P Project????? Almost everyone knows Why Me… but Pink World was an entire story album and seriously good.

  8. August 15, 2007    

    Did you know if you type Pink World into Google, you get porn? The hubby doesn’t understand why I’m surprised about that.

  9. August 15, 2007    

    None of the above sound familiar. And Pink World is not on iTunes, so I can’t even refresh my memory.

    I hate when I google something innocent that turns up porn WHEN MY KIDS ARE IN THE FREAKING ROOM! Argh.

  10. August 15, 2007    

    Planet P had hits in the eighties–one being “Why Me.” You’d recognize it if you heard it. Could hear a clip at Amazon.

    Pink World was simply fantastic. A concept album that told the story of the end of the world and a small boy with powers who saves everyone. Tony Carey wrote it and I believe played nearly every intstrument on that CD.

    My husband and I bought it on a whim and slipped it in while driving one night. We drove until we listened to the entire thing twice. Ended up eating breakfast out. We later lost it. The year I paid big money for an imported replacement was a good one for us. 🙂

  11. August 15, 2007    

    Wow, I looked up Pink World on Amazon and you can’t hear any clips. It came out before I thought. I certainly wasn’t married in 1984. We bought it years after it was released and if you read the reviews, it struck people the same way it did us.

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