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Mondegreen.... Monday Green? 

Yes, it's true, Jimi Hendrix sang, "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy".

Or so the intern here at Power's Tower's thought.*

And we already mentioned a rude word we thought Percy Plant snuck into Stairway to Heaven.

Well, to prove that everything has been almost, kinda, all already invented, we found that there's a word for this mishearing of lyrics or spoken poems. Is called a mondegreen.

It comes from this:

Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands, 

Oh, where hae ye been? 

They hae slain the Earl o' Moray, 

And Lady

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On the Benefits of Being a Baritone 

Trey was remarking, sitting back in his easy chair, that he no longer envies them high-hittin' roquers of yore, now they's in their pastures.

Why? Cos now they got to wheedle around their greatest hits, sans those high notes, power and simple hip-swingin' youthful sass.

Now, while the ladies may attest to Trey's hips still a-swingin', him finding the grain in his voice at an age when most roquestars are dusting their broom, is something of an asset. Plus, secretly, there's a metric tonne of great singers who…Read more

Worst Songs In The World – A Suggestion 

After All Songs Considered's podcast on their worst songs in the world, we've jumped that wagon, if not the shark.

IMMEDIATELY! Yes, in all caps, came to our creeping collective consciousness not ONE but TWO gag-inducing, ear-steaming, cuts of excrement.

If you want Trey & Co. out the building asap, you can either say the word 'asap', or play even the first few bars – in any version – of these tunes. Even thinking about them makes his stomach curdle.* But these sacrifices we make to bring you best blog.


The…Read more

Reasons To Be Cheerful 

According to Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – in order to paint the perfect picture, make yourself perfect. Then paint a picture.*

In this spirit of this, we at Power's Towers are always looking for another 1% to keep our edges sharp, and our wits sharper.

To wit: the gratitude diary.



According to realnotbogusatallandactuallyfactuallycorrect science, peeps who keep a diary of gratitudes for every day (with 5 items per day) have a 25% higher happiness rating than the comparison group (i.e. mardy bums)…Read more

Decibellage 

The day after the Axl/DC show, Trey spoke a bit louder than usual. It was also a good opportunity to ask for favours, as his only response was, "Yeah?".

While 'DC may not today reach their historic 130dB (dB= decibels) of rock climbing (!), front of stage was about 110dB *+ the screaming of surrounding ladies in the range of 1-5K, the most sensitive range of hearing for males. Sorry, everyone.

There's another Scots connection here though, as the decibel is 10th of a "Bell", after the famous Scottish…Read more