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Fireworks.jpgIf a sitcom reaches 100 episodes, the cast celebrates with a giant butter cream sheet cake and a snippet is aired on Entertainment Tonight.

If you reach 100 years young, you earn the distinction of a centenarian.

Journalists and historians measure "the first hundred days" of a new presidency.

It's been said that if you do something - anything - daily for three months, you develop the practice as habit. I can assure you, glam fans, that writing this blog is definitely more than habit.

If you haven't guessed, today marks the 100th entry right here on Bring Back Glam!

If you're new to the site, I encourage you to take a moment to click through the archives to the right of the screen. Highlights include White Lightning, A Town Called Hypocrisy, But We Finally Made the News, and Hell of High Heels (Part Duex).

Today in looking back, looking forward I'd like to highlight one of America's most influential bands and a rising star.

I am very sad over the death of Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston.

Police say that Delp died alone in his home with no indication of foul play.

If you've ever listened to commercial rock radio for at least an hour, you've heard "More Than a Feeling," a stadium rock anthem of more than epic proportions.

Delp was born in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1951. (Danvers holds a special historical place in my heart. The site of the Salem With Trials way back in 1692. This, my friends, is an entirely different blog!). I own Boston on vinyl. There's a reason the band's debut album has sold more than 17 million copies in America alone. A quick check of reveals the album is the 69th best seller today. I figure by the end of the weekend, Boston will be in the top 25.

That's quite a feat considering the album was originally released in 1976.

Out of the past and into the future.

Kristen Korvette (has there ever been a more glam moniker?) is making a go of it in the music business. Like Twilight of the Idols the music doesn't sound like Winger, but it definitely has a glam edge, fueled with sex appeal and catchy hooks.

On her official Myspace page, Kristen lists Hookers N' Blow as one of her main influences! She also features a photo of a black lipstick. Since I love black everything (hair, clothes, shoes, hats, sunglasses, nail polish) this reigns supreme in my book.

Right now, Kristen has two songs featured on her site, "Hard Act to Swallow" and "7 Minutes in Heaven."  Both are really good, and I can totally see them getting play in a random New York City hot spot. I prefer "Hard Act to Swallow" because it's a little more edgy and the vocals a little cleaner. Kristen's voice reminds me a little of PJ Harvey...only better.

Kristen Korvette is on the indie label Ikonik Audio.
















Reader Comments (3)

I was also very sad to hear about the passing of Brad Delp. I am a Boston fan, and I still listen to them today! He will be missed.

Oh, by the way, congratulations on reaching your 100th blog!!!
March 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Congrats on hitting 100!
March 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Congrats on hitting 100!

I was in the car when I heard the news about Brad Delp's passing. I couldn't believe it. He will live on in the music he made, most of which is very dear to me.
March 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock

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