Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I had a great day today. I made a YouTube search for The Sun Sawed in 1/2. I used to get very disappointing results… until today. Suddenly there were numerous SS1/2 videos right in front of me. If you don’t happen to know about my feelings towards this band, I can describe it in one word: obsessive. So, when I saw a list of SS1/2 videos, I was shocked at first. For a few moments I just spinned in my chair with my hands shaking, not knowing what to do.. Then I watched a couple of videos and it was so exciting that I had to take a break. It was a big moment seeing the band in various stages of its career, and I liked everything I saw.

The videos were really there, and it was Tim Rose who was responsible for this significant cultural act. It seemed like the videos had been put there three months ago - how come I didn’t find them earlier? Didn’t I really try to search for the band at YouTube during all that time? I must have had given up hope...

The most exciting part, of course, was finally seeing my #1 favourite singer, Doug “Butterscotch” Bobenhouse sing live. It was amazing. How can anyone have a voice that is so sweet and powerful at the same time?

Here is a really cool clip with Doug singing and Tim playing the guitar in Doug’s living room in 2006. The song Come Sail Away was new to me and so was the band Styx, too. I guess I should start listening to it…

The Sun Sawed in 1/2 videos at YouTube


Anonymous said...

You should definitely look into Styx. If you haven't heard of them before you should take the time. You will like what you hear.
- Pat from Summerville, SC USA

Melody Freak said...

Oh my... Styx really sounds soooo good! It's pleasant and quite easy to listen to but at the same time also a bit complicated.. Dennis DeYoung - what a brilliant voice! I'm gonna love this band.. I already do.

Gee, this kind of music should be taught at school.