Lost in the brilliant field of 60s super groups, the Zombies are such an underrated member of the British Invasion. Many music fans recognize classics like "Time of the Season," "She's Not There," "Tell Her No," and "Going Out of My Head," but many of their lesser known tunes are simply sublime.
Borrowing from a short story by William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily" transcends even Faulkner's original story. Another once-obscure gem was "The Way I Feel Inside" until plucked by Mark Mothersbaugh scoring Wes Anderson's 2004 movie, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. For pure 60s pop-rock, it doesn't get much better.
A perfect song for the new year, I'm dedicating the Zombies' 1968 pearl "This Will Be Our Year" to Rosie. What do you say, Rosemary? Is the plan coming together? We're a block from the beach, and the Twain quote on the front porch says it all:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Maybe we'll make it after all, eh?
Remember: this will be our year, took a long time to come.