It's always good to start the week out on a good note. So, what could be better than a video of Lynyrd Skynyrd playing live on a Monday morning ? As promised last Monday, today is Lynyrd Skynyrd day on The Sheepdog. The featured song is "Simple Man," one of the band's most popular songs since they released it in 1973.
The thing I like about "Simple Man" is that not only is it a ballad with a great, catchy melody and some great guitar solos, but the lyrics offer some pretty good advice on life and the things that are important. How often do you get that from a rock band ? The video is embedded below or can also be watched by clicking here.
I always try to keep this blog family friendly, so I beg your forgiveness if you are offended by the slang / mildly un-family friendly language at the very end of the video (think biblical term for donkey). Don't let it take away from your enjoyment of the music and video. I started to show some other Skynyrd video because of it but decided to stick with this one for two reasons - 1) the message and advice in the song is so, so good. We would be wise to live by it today, and 2) you'll hear much worse watching most dramas on network TV.
So, last Monday it was a double-shot of .38 Special. This week, it's Lynyrd Skynyrd. How in the world am I gonna top that to wrap up Jammin' July ? It's gonna be tough. Any suggestions Southern Rock fans ?