Buckcherry is a band formed in 1995 and fronted by Josh Todd. They have had four studio albums. Hits include raunchy songs that I can’t even believe play on the radio, even the edited version (“Crazy B…” and “Too Drunk”). Other hit songs that don’t include the f-bomb are “Rescue Me,” “Sorry,” and my favorite, “Everything.” Their song, “Sorry,” is even on my son’s Kidz Bop CD. I found this funny as their concerts are so not for children (but I quite enjoy them!). There’s even a chipmunk version of this song!
Today’s tune is Buckcherry’s latest single from their Black Butterfly album (it is also my favorite song on this album). Josh’s distinctive vocals sing “Don’t Go Away."
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Speaking of voice, my fourth grade son brought home a worksheet on creating VOICE in writing. I thought it was very interesting, as I do not remember ever hearing the term “voice” in my grade school years. I was very excited that he was already being exposed to this important element of writing.
Here’s a few tips shared in his classroom (from a teacher resource book called Traits of Good Writing).
Allow the reader to sense a real person
Author’s personality comes through in the writing
Write sincerely, with confidence
Bring the topic to life
There’s more, but I now only have 2/3 of the paper as it has become crumpled and torn after sitting on my desk for a week!