Backmask (Raistlin's "Magazine")OK so to make a very long story short, I am trying to get into an AP writing class at my school. My teacher suggested I write a lot more, to hone my skills, and suggested I start a newspaper article or magazine. I'm not a newspaper guy, so I figured I'd start a music-magazine. I'll make an "issue" each week, and might even have a few other forumites contribute columns if they wish. Anyway, each week you will get a letter from the editor (Me), and a few articles or lists. So enjoy your free magazine forumites. Feel free to ask questions, or send in PM "letters".
Letter from the Editor
Well, this is officially issue 1. So you are probably all sitting around thinking, what exactly is Raistlin doing? The answer is, curing boredom. I need something to do, and a magazine seemed like a good idea. Anyway this magazine is musical in nature. The lists, articles, and reviews you'll read are all songs, bands, and other musicy kinds of stuff. So...yeah. The first few issues might seem sketchy, but try and stay with me on this. Making a magazine is only cool or interesting if people actually read it. So without further ado, I give you the 1st issue. Enjoy.
The Top 10 Most Iconic Rock Songs Ever.
10: Ironman-Black Sabbath (seriously, who hasn't heard this song? You can knock it all you like, but the fact remains that it's a very well known song, and on top of that, is fairly good listening if I do say so myself.)
9:Eruption-Van Halen (This song is on here for sheer originality. No one is quite like EVH and this song proves it. I implore you to love it)
8:A Hard Day's Night-The Beatles (The first chord alone makes everyone remember the song. If that isn't recognizable, nothing is.)
7:Don't Fear the Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult (I realized BOC isn't everyone's favorite band ever. But come on, it's a great song, and embodies what a love-power ballad really is.)
6:Welcome to the Jungle-Guns N' Roses (If #7 embodied on side of Rock, this embodies the other. Raw anger, drugs, and sex. Welcome to the Jungle that is Rock and Roll my friends.)
5:Back in Black-AC/DC (Now, I'm not a huge AC/DC fan, but this song is brilliant. It's hard, but still carries a great rythym and the lyrics flow like poetry. Amazing)
4:Sweet Child O' Mine-Guns N' Roses (This song is so awesome. The opening riff is similar to Eruption in that it's an exercise. But beyond that, it carries an awesome solo and the rest of the song isn't half bad.
3:Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd (This song is beloved by music fans everywhere and dreaded by musicians everywhere. But...you know you're big when your fans start asking for Free Bird.)
2:Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin (C'mon. It's freaking Stairway. It's like one of the most amazing songs ever composed.)
1:Layla-Derek and the Dominos (This song contains everything a great song strives for;Excellence in instruments, great lyrics, and a melody that would cause Mozart to shed a single tear.
Why Clapton Rules.
Do the words 'Layla' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' mean anything to you? Even if they do, you probably don't understand why Eric Clapton is the man. Cream and Derek and the Dominos were some best bands of their time, and composed some of the coolest songs around. Also, Clapton was a good guy all around. He stayed good friends with George Harrison, whose wife he ended up marrying, and contributed a killer solo in While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Besides all that evidence to Clapton's awesomeness, he has a good singing voice, which is still going strong despite him getting up in years. I'd like to point one thing out before I finish this article. If there was a supergroup with Clapton, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, it would be possibly the greatest thing ever. Seriously. It would be.
Well that's it. the end of Issue 1. What do you think?
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