Beating the Monday Blues with Evanescence

 Whoever coined the term “Monday Blues” surely knew what he was talking about. And today is one of those for me.

 Today just seems groggy and boring.. even the book I have fervently been reading for the last how many days seemed a little less interesting.

 Unfortunately, my little sore throat which I thought had left last week is back with a vengeance directed at me, now capturing both lymph nodes of my throat and making my tonsils just a little read and swollen. I can still eat though, by ignoring the pain when swallowing.

 I tried to search for some inspiration from the songs of U2 and Josh Groban but none of the two were quite apt and then I did a search for Evanescence and it is but perfect for today! In fact, now that I think of if, none of the music I played today and listened through with my headset (70’s, 80’s Altenative, inspirational, etc.) were as engulfing as that of Evanescence and so their music will fill my blog space today to keep me company on such a blue Monday.

 Starting with one my favorites, “My Immortal”


“Call me when you’re sober”


My videoke favorite, “Bring me to life” (It just sucks that I can’t sing with her now with this pain on my throat that has kept me quiet since this morning)


“Going under”




“Everybody’s fool”




“Sweet sacrifice”


“My last breath”


Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little RockArkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.[1][3] After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, onWind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide[4]and helped the band win two Grammy Awards and seven nominations, as well as scoring No. 6 in CBS’s “Top Bestselling Albums of the Last 10 Years” (2008).[5] A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than five million copies.[4]

The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. Billboard ranked Evanescence No. 71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.[6]

Announced in June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, released on October 11, 2011. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 127,000 copies in sales.[7] The album also debuted at No. 1 on four other different Billboardcharts; the Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, and the Hard Rock Albums charts. The first single, “What You Want“, was released on August 9, 2011. The second single, “My Heart Is Broken“, was sent to radio stations in October 31, 2011. The band spent 2012 on tour in promotion of their new album with other bands including The Pretty Reckless and Fair to Midland.


 nmed 06/09/14 @ 2:53pm

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