If this se­ries brings one or two of you one or two re­al­ly hot rock-n-roll tunes you nev­er know ex­ist­ed, then I can go home hap­py. Maybe this is one: I’m Not Afraid is by Flem­ing and John, a husband-and-wife tune who have nev­er been big stars or any­thing like that, but should go down in his­to­ry for this song.

It’s fast, it’s elec­tric, it’s melod­ic, and the words run through your head in a fun way. Al­so, it’s an im­por­tant ques­tion: What are you afraid of, and not afraid of? The an­swer, in this case, is heart-warming, but you’ll have to lis­ten to the tune to hear it.

Fleming and John

No, I don’t know any more. I don’t know how I dis­cov­ered this. I don’t know when. Great rock & roll doesn’t need a time or a rea­son, and that’s what this is. In par­tic­u­lar, the voice. And the drum­s. And the gui­tar. What a cool sound.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Spo­ti­fy, iTunes, Ama­zon. There’s an of­fi­cial video, but I like this grainy live take from a 2012 Nashville ben­e­fit.


author · Dad · software · colophon · rights

June 12, 2018
· Arts (11 fragments)
· · Music (95 fragments)
· · · 5 Stars (197 more)
· Song of the Day (163 more)

By .

I am an employee
of Amazon.com, but
the opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.