hippie_chick: (Christmas / candy canes)

Here's everything Christmas on my computer. I was just going through things and making sure everything was good to go. If you see anything you want or need do not hesitate to ask me and I'll get it right to you. I think I have a little of everything to please everyone.

Christmas Music List This Way! )
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Because I have a few minutes to fill. I usually have foobar2000 running my mp3s and have been neglecting Pandora and Spotify. REALLY neglecting Pandora lately. And I pay for Pandora One so I better use it, right? LOL! Okay. You'll be with me as I listen to 10 songs as they come up for me. What channel should I choose... let's see...

Classic Rock Radio! Yeah I'm predictable, ain't I? Haha! Next time I'll do current pop or current rock. Or something.

01. The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
This is an old traditional folk song. Covered by many. But this cover is my favorite second is by Frijid Pink from 1970. I grew up on both versions. I have to stop and listen when the Animals come on though.

02. Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Are Simon and Garfunkel "classic rock"? I dunno. But I love them. Paul Simon's lyrics are sad and thoughtful and the harmony he and Art Garfunkel achieve with their vocals is beautiful.

I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles,
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

03. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
CCR are great. Love a lot of their stuff. This is one that played a lot in the house and on the radio growing up. It pops up in lots of places still. Looking at Wikipedia I see there are quite a few covers out there of it. I'll have to look some of them up. I know the Spin Doctors version from the movie Philadelphia. Johnny Cash did this one too.

04. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Not an anti war song originally, though it kind of became one. This was written after the Springfield were playing the Whiskey on the Sunset Strip and were witness to "The Sunset Strip Riots". A strict 10pm curfew was enforced as well as loitering laws as a result of business owners and residents complaining about the crowds of young club goers and the resulting traffic congestion on the Strip. There was a demonstration where people stood up against the police for what they saw as an infringement of their civil rights. Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson were in attendance among the protesters. Another song inspired and written about this was the Monkees' "Daily Nightly".

05. Jimi Hendrix (with Lonnie Youngblood) - Georgia Blues
It's Hendrix, enough said. I could listen to him for hours. This comes off Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Jimi Hendrix and is a particularly inspired piece.

06. The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
It's off Sticky Fingers, which has just seen a re release with additional material. You've got Keef riffing hard, an awesome Mick Taylor solo, Bobby Keys on sax, Billy Preston on organ, and a jam session. What more could you want? Fantastic.

07. The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Isley Brothers may have covered it before them (original: The Top Notes), but The Beatles took it to new heights. John Lennon was suffering a bad cold and downing milk and cough drops during the Please Please Me session... yes one session. 11 songs in 10 hours. Knowing how much it tore John's throat up whenever the band would play this song, it was saved for last, with fifteen minutes of session time left. And John delivers his most memorable vocal performance, his cold adding something extra rough to his voice that worked to great effect. A second take was attempted but abandoned, he had nothing left.

08. Pink Floyd - In The Flesh
Off The Wall . This is the part where Pink, our protagonist, imagines himself a fascist dictator. Containing racist and homophobic epithets, the song is meant to be purposefully offensive. This is Pink, and his decay in the shadow of The Wall.

09. Chuck Berry - Maybellene
Chuck is one of the pioneers of rock and roll. If you don't have him in your collection you are missing an important element. Maybellene is about a guy in a V8 Ford chasing his unfaithful girlfriend Maybellene who's in her Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The song was a number one hit on Billboards R&B chart in 1955.

10. Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
The band's second number one on Billboard's Hot 100. Miller's great, songs that are made for arenas ("arena rock" would become a thing in the 70s) and getting crowds excited.

Well that's it for now. I have a few things to get done around here. Rock on!
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Thought since I have foobar2000 running I'd do a random 10 meme. Here we go!

01. the raconteurs // hands
This was the second single off the Raconteur's Broken Boy Soldiers, after "Steady As She Goes". While I love "Steady...", "Hands" is my favorite track off the album. Dig these guys and all their fuzzy guitar goodness.

02. the yardbirds // happenings ten years time ago
Jeff Beck AND Jimmy Page goodness right here! This was actually the first Yardbirds single to feature Pagey. Also John Paul Jones is on bass. One of my psychedelic favorites.

03. paul mccartney // calico skies
Lovely little George Martin produced song and one of my favorites on here along with "Beautiful Night". Flaming Pie is a good solid album from Paul, lots stronger than its predecessor Off The Ground.

04. jack white // that black bat licorice
Awesome violin driven track off Lazaretto which I have been loving. Google the video, it's a 3-in-1 interactive piece that's pretty damned cool.

05. george harrison // any road
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." Yep. Love and miss you, George.

06. the rolling stones // sway
I've been listening to Sticky Fingers again since it just got reissued. The Stones also just performed the album in its entirety at a surprise gig in L.A.. "Sway" is all Mick Taylor.

07. aerosmith // smokestack lightnin'
Aerosmith covers an old Howlin' Wolf blues during their MTV Unplugged set. Steven Tyler is an amazing front man, seriously.

08. the beatles // she said, she said
This song was supposedly written after Peter Fonda, tripping on acid, came up to John Lennon at a party and whispered to him "I know what it's like to be dead." Revolver remains my favorite Beatles album.

09. tom petty // wildflowers
I keep coming back to this album. In my estimation it's perfect.

10. bruce springsteen // thunder road
My favorite Springsteen song. The entire album Born To Run is a must own.
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Just because.

iTunes shuffle: on

01. The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

02. The Foo Fighters - Everlong (Acoustic)

I've waited here for you

03. Taylor Swift - Bad Blood

Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
You live like that, you live with ghosts

I don't care, I am loving this album.

04. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right
That is I think it's not too bad

05. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz

Oh Lord, won't you buy me
A Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive Porsches
I must make amends

06. The Who - Pure and Easy

I listened and I heard
Music in a word
And words when you played your guitar
The noise that I was hearing was a million people cheering
And a child flew past me riding in a star

07. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

You like me and I like it all
We like dancing and we look divine

08. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon - It Ain't Me Babe

Someone to close his eyes to you
Someone to close his heart
Someone to die for you and more.

But it ain't me, babe
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.

Written by Bob Dylan, from the "Walk The Line" movie soundtrack.

09. Prince - Starfish and Coffee

Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham

10. George Martin - March of the Meanies

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I have on the FUZZ.FM Christmas station I've curated. Here are 10 of the random songs that have come up on it:

01. Bruce Springsteen - Merry Christmas Baby
A little Christmas rockin' from The Boss and the E Street Band!

02. Elvis Presley - Here Comes Santa Claus
On December 1, the official NORAD Santa tracker starts counting down to Santa's Christmas Eve visit! Keep it bookmarked all season here.

03. Percy Faith Orchestra - Joy To The World
I have a good mix of stuff on the station, old, new, choral, orchestral, rock, pop... This is classic to me and reminds me of childhood Christmases.

04. Jethro Tull - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
"...at the first sound of "God rest you merry, gentlemen! Let nothing you dismay!" Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action, that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost."

05. Nat "King" Cole - I Saw Three Ships
This CD is just essential in my rotation each year. I love the classics, it's just not Christmas without some of these wonderful singers like Nat "King" Cole.

06. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
Christmas party at Elton's!

07. The New Christy Minstrels - Snow in the Street / Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine
If you saw the movie "A Mighty Wind" I believe the group in that movie, The New Main Street Singers, was based on The New Christy Minstrels, who were very popular during that "folk revival" that occurred in the 60s. The group has sold millions of records. An incredible little fact about the group: it's had over 300 members within its history including Karen Black (yes, the actress), Kim Carnes, Gene Clark (The Byrds), and Kenny Rogers!

08. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
This one has definitely become a classic.

09. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Mr. Heat Miser
"He's Mr. Heat Miser, he's Mr. Sun.He's Mr. Heat Blister, he's Mr. 101.
They call me Heat Miser, whatever I touch starts to melt in my clutch."

10. Fiona Apple - Frosty The Snowman
Gene Autry recorded this one first, on the heels of his "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" success. What happens when one snow man, built by children and helped by a magic top hat, comes to life for one day.
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Pandora real quick, first 10. In a 70s mood.

01. samantha sang //emotions (1977)
Written by the Bee Gees, Barry's on this singing backup. Sang had a pretty decent hit with this one in 1977, right before the Brothers Gibb would explode onto the disco landscape and music history with Saturday Night Fever. I remembered this being on the radio so much that I was nearly sick to death of it even though I liked it.

Thumbed down two songs here that were 1980s and don't fit on this station

02. bread // baby i'm-a want you (1971)
Ah, Bread. The familiar, smooth vocals of David Gates. Who didn't hear these songs on the radio tons. This one doesn't have any particular memory or anything tied to it, I think I was like six when this was a huge hit. But to this day I do like Bread.

03. ace // how long (1974)
Lots have covered this, but I love the original by Ace, lead by Paul Carrack. Carrack would even pull this one out when he was a member of Squeeze. Just one of those songs of my childhood, on my trusty transistor all the time.

04. seals and crofts // summer breeze (1972)
I love the imagery this evokes as I listen. I feel the balmy summer evening. It's still appealing and holds up now. And it's got a toy piano!

Had to thumb down two more that were 1980s and don't belong here. And yeah, this station is more the mellow side of the 70s. We're in Easy Listening territory here. I have the 70s Rock Station for a little more kick.

05. billy joel // just the way you are (1977)
Off of The Stranger. Not my favorite, though, that would be Vienna or Scenes From an Italian Restaurant. But it's sweet, and I love the sax in here.

06. johnny rivers // swayin' to the music (slow dancing) (1977)
I never really paid much attention to this one when it was a hit. But later on I grew to love it. I still sing along with it when it comes on. Good one to turn down the lights to and slow dance, as the title implies. ;)

07. orleans // dance with me (1975)
Another one I didn't think much about when it was a hit. It just played a lot. I remember Donny and Marie Osmond covering it on their TV show. Haha! A little aside, that surprised me, I had no idea that John Hall, lead singer, was U.S. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district from 2007-2011.

Thumbed down some Journey. It was "Faithfully" and I love that one but it came out in 1983, so no not a fit for this station.

08. steely dan // do it again (1972)
I love Steely Dan's jazz infused rock. Listening to this in 1972 and being only 7 or 8, I just liked the sound and didn't think much about what it was about. It's about addiction of some type, perhaps sex and gambling or as strongly hinted at, drugs.

09. earth, wind and fire // after the love has gone (1979)
EW&F had a bunch of great ones. This one won Grammys for Record of the Year and R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin, I love it. Donny Osmond covered it on Somewhere In Time and did an apt job.

10. al green // let's stay together (1971)
Oh, yeah. LOVE. Smooth, sexy, awesome. I have to listen to all of it every time it comes on. Again, Donny Osmond recorded this one for his Love Songs of the 70s album and did very well, I mean I love Donny, but Al, man. AL.

Off I go. Have a good Sunday everyone.
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Doing another Pandora shuffle meme before I step out for a bit, just to kill a few minutes. Pandora 90s Radio has been chosen this time. First 10 to come up.

01. red hot chili peppers // scar tissue (1999)
With the birds I share this lonely view... I liked Californication because Frusciante was back, and this was a much welcome difference from One Hot Minute which I didn't care for much at all, really.

02. oasis // wonderwall (1995)
And after all, you're my wonderwall... This album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? got me into a huge Oasis thing when it came out. It's one of my favorite Oasis songs.

03. matchbox 20 // push (1997)
I also went through a little matchbox 20 thing. Rob Thomas denies that this song was intended to be misogynistic. It's not one of my favorite matchbox songs, but I remember hearing this on the radio a bit.

Note: I cheated and skipped a couple of times here since it ended up being another RHCP song, this one "Under The Bridge"... which I like, but is quite sad, really. Plus, I just did RHCP here. Then the next song was "Island In The Sun" by Weezer but that was 2001, wasn't it? So thumbed that one down, not for a 90s station. Skipped a third, this one Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" which was 2005 or so? No, 90s Radio, Pandora, please. Thumbed it down. LOL

04. sugar ray // someday (1999)
Okay finally. This one works. LOL! No real memory or significance attached to this one. I like it though. It's from 14:59 which is a play on Andy Warhol's prediction that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. I guess Sugar Ray's fifteen came and went. There's another song off this album I liked though, Every Morning. I'll still sing along to some Sugar Ray, I don't care.

I'm beginning to wonder if this general 90s station will play me any grunge. It won't... I might switch to that station in a minute. ;)

Oh. Uncle Kracker's "Follow Me". Not 90s... *thumbs down* Damn. Out of skips for a bit.

Oh. What do you know... Sugar Ray's "Every Morning"! LOL!

05. semisonic // closing time (1995)
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end... One of the band's most popular and enduring songs. I still hear it pop up in things from time to time. It was one of our "bar songs" at the time, when the night was coming to a close, someone would always put this song on.

06. smashmouth // all star (1999)
Playing me enough from the end of the decade, I see, Pandora. Anyway, this one only reminds of Shrek any more. And it's been in so much other stuff. LOL! I prefer Walking on the Sun truth be told.

07. smashing pumpkins // tonight, tonight (1996)
I just quick switched over to the grunge / alt 90s station. I know, I cheated a bunch on this one. Oh well. I love Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and think it's a quite brilliant album. This song is one of my favorites on there. I've heard it used in a few commercials, since, I believe.

08. soundgarden // black hole sun (1994)
Ah... much better station. All I can think of when hearing this any more is that freaky music video the band made for it. But it's awesome, so is the Superunknown album.
Guitarist Kim Thayil calls this song the "Dream On" of their live sets.

09. third eye blind // semi charmed life (1997)
I want something else to get me through this semi-charmed kind of life baby, baby... A catchy little ditty about crystal meth addiction. This one became part of my late 90s musical landscape.

10. nirvana // dumb (1993)
I think I'm dumb or maybe just happy... Finally I get some Nirvana. LOL! I listened to them a lot back then. Still do.
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This time, though, I'm going to take a cue from another friend and write a couple of personal lines about the song instead of lyric clips. I'm in an 80s mood, I guess. For the first four years of the decade (Freshman year started late 1979, graduated 1983) I was in high school so most likely you'll see those memories associated. Let's go-

Pandora: on.

01. the go-go's // our lips are sealed (1981)
Sophomore year. Just one of those radio songs that blended in with everything else in the halls and hanging out with friends. Remember seeing the Go-Go's videos and thinking those chicks were so cool.

02. 99 red balloons // nena (1984)
No real associations here, but I will say I liked the German "99 Luftballons (Neunundneunzig Luftballons)" better, and yes, I can sing it in the German.

03. men without hats // the safety dance (1983)
This song is from early in my senior year. Memories of the video on MTV more than anything. Another of those radio songs that were just part of the background at the time.

04. eddie money // take me home tonight (1986)
No real associations with this one other than hearing it on the radio tons. I remember liking Ronnie Spector popping in there... his "just like Ronnie said..." then her "be my little baby..."

05. starship // nothing's gonna stop us now (1987)
This is what Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship turned into in the 80s... a pop group churning out stuff like this and "We Built This City". This one reminds me of the movie Mannequin mostly.

06. martika // toy soldiers (1989)
Martika wrote this one about a friend who was wrapped up in cocaine addiction. She has some of her former Kids Incorporated castmates singing choruses with her, including Stacy (Fergie) Ferguson. Jennifer Love Hewitt (later KI member) is also in the choruses. This one doesn't really have any associations with me, one of those radio things once again and would play often, as I was working in a little gift shop that I loved called The Paper Tree. This was also a favorite year in the decade for music in my mind though I do remember.

07. the go-go's // head over heels (1984)
More Go-Go's. They were heavily entwined in 80s music for me. I listened to the radio a great deal back then, and remember this one just being one of those bops that I'd sing along with when it would come on. I think this ended up on one of my cassette tapes I'd do off the radio of songs I liked. I might still have a couple of those hanging around here as a matter of fact.

08. a-ha // take on me (1985)
This was the year we moved from Indiana to Florida. My family remains here today. This song was everywhere. It was a favorite, and I most strongly remember that video! Singing along with the radio "I'll beeee gone in a day or twooooooo!".

09. kim wilde // you keep me hangin' on (1986)
Yet another cover of the Diana Ross and the Supremes hit. My fave cover belongs to Vanilla Fudge, but this one was good, remember it playing a lot.

10. irene cara // flashdance... what a feeling (1983)
OMG this song and this movie. My senior year. I was obsessed with this soundtrack. OBSESSED I TELL YOU. It started off with me buying it on cassette, and today resides in my digital music collection. A little aside: I was supposed to see Irene Cara as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar back a few years ago now, and she ended up sick and not performing. Also I may or may not have ripped up a couple of sweatshirts because of this film.

EDIT! LOL now it starts playing some really cool stuff. I've been singing along like crazy over here. Ah well... I'll do this one again soon.
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10 songs as they come up on Pandora (70s Rock Radio):

01. stealer's wheel // stuck in the middle with you
clowns to left of me, jokers to the right,
here i am, stuck in the middle with you

02. queen // killer queen
gunpowder, gelatine
dynamite with a laser beam
guaranteed to blow your mind

note: gunpowder, gelatine... gunpowder + gelatine (nitro glycerine) = dynamite.

03. led zeppelin // all my love
yours is the cloth, mine is the hand that sews time
his is the force that lies within
ours is the fire, all the warmth we can find
he is a feather in the wind

04. norman greenbaum // spirit in the sky
prepare yourself, you know it's a must
gotta have a friend in Jesus
so you know that when you die
he's gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky

05. bob seger // old time rock and roll
just take those old records off the shelf
i'll sit and listen to 'em by myself
today's music ain't got the same soul
i like that old time rock 'n roll

06. eagles // take it easy
lighten up while you still can
don't even try to understand
just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy

07. led zeppelin // stairway to heaven
if there's a bustle in your hedgerow
don't be alarmed, now
it's just a spring clean for the may queen

08. america // sister golden hair
well, i keep on thinkin' 'bout you, sister golden hair surprise
and i just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
i been one poor correspondent, and i been too, too hard to find
but it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

09. bob dylan // knockin' on heaven's door
mama, take this badge off of me
i can't use it anymore.
it's gettin' dark, too dark to see
i feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door.

10. don mclean // american pie
bye bye miss american pie
drove my chevy to the levee
but the levee was dry
them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
singing this'll be the day that i die
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Not much to post about, felt like posting something, so you get a shuffle! First 10 to come up on my iTunes on shuffle.

01. tori amos // a sorta fairytale
and i'm so sad
like a good book
i can't put this day back
a sorta fairytale with you

02. t. rex // children of the revolution
well you can tear a plane in the falling rain
i drive a rolls royce 'cos it's good for my voice
but you won't fool the children of the revolution

03. csny // everybody i love you
you expect for me to love you
when you hate yourself my friend la la la ...
everybody i love you
everybody i do

04. the who // the kids are alright
better leave her behind with the kids, they're alright
the kids are alright

05. fiona apple // love ridden
And baby, I wished for you
Nobody sees when you are lying in your bed
And I wanna crawl in with you
But I cry instead

06. the beatles // a day in the life
I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph

07. the monkees // love is only sleeping
Then she turned away and said
Once I loved, but love is dead
And I whispered
Sometimes love is only sleeping

08. david bowie // nature boy
The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return

09. sam smith // stay with me
Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

10. tom petty // it's good to be king
Yeah I'll be king when dogs get wings
Can I help it if I still dream time to time
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To kill a few minutes. First ten songs to come up on iTunes on shuffle:

01. depeche mode // world in my eyes
That's all there is
Nothing more than you can feel now
That's all there is

02. simon and garfunkel // the only living boy in new york
The only living boy in New York.
Half of the time we're gone but we don't know where,
And we don't know where.

03. r.e.m. // stand
If you are confused, check with the sun
Carry a compass to help you along
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

04. fiona apple //shadowboxer
So I'll be sure to
Stay wary of you, love
To save the pain of
Once my flame and
Twice my burn

05. led zeppelin // dazed and confused
Lots of people talkin', few of them know
Soul of a woman was created below.

06. david bowie // cracked actor
Crack, baby, crack,
show me you're real
Smack, baby, smack,
is that all that you feel

07. america // a horse with no name
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain

08. badfinger // day after day
This song was produced by George Harrison and Todd Rundgren

I remember finding out about you
Every day, my mind is all around you
Looking out from my lonely room, day after day

09. blind melon // no rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view
But it's not sane, It's not sane

10. nirvana // dumb
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy
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Bored! LOL! First ten songs to come up on iTunes shuffled:

01. santana // se a cabo
Instrumental track from the album "Abraxas".

02. page & plant // the battle of evermore
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant's face is red.
This is off of "No Quarter", the Page and Plant CD. The original was a duet Robert did on "Led Zeppelin IV" with Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention.

03. beck // the new pollution
She's got a paradise camouflage
Like a whip-crack sending me shivers

04. the beatles // you won't see me
Though the days are few
They're filled with tears
And since I lost you
It feels like years

05. the rolling stones // you can't always get what you want
I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

06. frank sinatra // in the wee small hours of the morning
In the wee small hours of the morning
That's the time you miss her most of all

07. elvis costello // alison
I'm not going to get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines,
'Cause I don't know if you've been loving somebody
I only know it isn't mine.

08. billie holiday // god bless the child
Mama may have, Papa may have,
But God bless the child that's got his own, that's got his own.

09. jack white // three women
I got three women
Red, blonde, and brunette
It took a digital photograph to pick which one I like

10. david bowie // friday on my mind
Today I might be mad
Tomorrow I'll be glad
'Cause I'll have Friday on my mind

That last one was perfect, no? :D
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Hi. First ten songs that come up on iTunes:

01. r.e.m. // losing my religion
Every whisper
Of every waking hour
I'm choosing my confessions

02. the rolling stones // star star (starf***er)
Honey, I missed your two-tongue kisses
Legs wrapped around me tight

03. led zeppelin // that's the way
And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers,
But all that lives is born to die
And so I say to you that nothing really matters,
And all you do is stand and cry

04. the beatles // i'm looking through you
Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight

05. nirvana // pennyroyal tea
Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

06. elton john // daniel
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

07. tom petty & the heartbreakers // i won't back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down

08. the beatles // it's all too much
Sail me on a silver sun, for I know that I’m free
Show me that I’m everywhere, and get me home for tea

09. the beach boys // feel flows
Mirage like soft blue like lanterns below
To light the way gladly

10. depeche mode // blue dress
Something so simple
Something so trivial
Makes me a happy man

What's up for the weekend? Playing it by ear on my end. Who knows?
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Yes, again. I like doing these from time to time, 'kay? Here we go, first 10 songs to shuffle on my iTunes.

01. stevie wonder // higher ground
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin'
Till I reach my highest ground

02. laura nyro // captain for dark mornings
Come along now and I’ll be your woman if you’ll be my captain

03. crosby, stills, and nash // suite: judy blue eyes
Tearing yourself away from me now
You are free and I am crying

04. david bowie // the prettiest star
To sing a song of when I loved
The prettiest star

05. the beatles // blackbird
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

06. prince // 7
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time

07. nina simone // i think it's going to rain today
Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray

08. tim buckley // once i was
And sometimes I wonder
Just for a while
Will you remember me

09. the doors // roadhouse blues
The future's uncertain
And the end is always near.

10. the beach boys // in my room
Now it's dark and I'm alone
But I won't be afraid
In my room, in my room
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Because there isn't really anything new or interesting to tell you about at the moment. :) First ten songs that come up, shuffled on iTunes:

01. james taylor // carolina in my mind
Whisper something soft and kind
And hey babe, the sky's on fire
I'm dying, ain't I?
Gone to Carolina in my mind...

02. eagles // desperado
And freedom oh freedom
Well that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walkin' through
This world all alone

03. the black keys // everlasting light
Oh baby, can't you see
It's shining just for you
Loneliness is over
Dog days are through
They're through...

04. radiohead // fake plastic trees
She Looks like the real thing
She tastes like the real thing
My fake plastic love

05. crosby, stills, and nash // 49 bye-byes
Write if you think of it, maybe.
Know I love you. (Know I love you)
Go if it means that much to you.
Hey, but you can run, baby;
If the feeling's wrong before too long it's crazy.

06. the beatles // the end
And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

07. derek and the dominoes // layla
Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say I'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

08. the doors // light my fire
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

09. the cyrkle // red rubber ball
And I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

10. elton john // honky cat
You better get back, honky cat
Living in the city ain't where it's at
It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine
It's like trying to drink whiskey from a bottle of wine
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Put your music on shuffle, then answer with the first line of the songs.

And on the third day, God said:
Is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?
Black Sabbath - End of the Beginning

You say tomato, but I say:
Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart?
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic?

My life would be better if:
Disempowered, the scattering flock dances in a fever at the castle rock.
CAKE - Meanwhile, Rick James

I’d like to stand atop a mountain and exclaim:
My baby's got a heart of stone.
The White Stripes - Truth Doesn't Make A Noise

My strongest belief is that:
You are sailing softly through the sun, in the broken stone age dawn you fly so high.
ELO - Strange Magic

When insulted, I’m likely to shoot back with:
Living by the law is a bloody necessary bore!
Def Leppard - Run Riot

When I grow older, I’d like to:
Lives open and trashed - 'look ma, watch me crash!'
Pearl Jam - Last Exit

If you asked me what I did last night, I’d say:
I just don't know what to do with myself.
Elvis Costello - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

If you asked me what I did an hour ago, I’d say:
She came down from Cincinatti, it took her three days on the train.
Jimmy Buffett - Fins

I want to take my best friend aside and say to them:
Everybody's talkin' at me, I don't hear a word they're sayin'.
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'

My best friend is currently going through this:
Curtain opens, spotlights the gentleman signing his love letter 'Best Wishes, Simpleton'.
Jellyfish - New Mistake

My family is currently going through this:
Just a song before I go, to whom it may concern: traveling twice the speed of sound it's easy to get burned.
CSN - Just A Song Before I Go

On one of my really good days, I look like this:
Everything, everything, everything, everything in its right place
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place

If I could remind people of just one thing, I would remind them:
The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea - the memory of all that, no, they can't take that away from me.
Frank Sinatra - They Can't Take That Away From Me

After a night of decadence, when I get home, I say to myself:
Maybe, oh, if I could pray and I try, dear, you might come back home, home to me.
Janis Joplin - Maybe

One of my more bizarre encounters centered around the phrase:
Well you went uptown riding in your limousine with your fine Park Avenue clothes.
Billy Joel - Big Shot

This is my most commonly used pick-up line:
I could escape this feeling with my china girl, I feel a wreck without my little china girl.
David Bowie - China Girl

I would be wooed if someone came up to me and said:
Watch the sun as it crawls across a final time, and it feels like, like it was a friend.
NIN - In This Twilight
hippie_chick: (Madonna / lucky star)
Madonna's eponymous first album turns 30 years old today. I remember having heard "Everybody" and "Lucky Star" a time or two. Frankly, didn't pay an awful lot of attention. It wasn't until I saw the video for "Borderline" that I thought 'this girl is going to be BIG'. It was actually my first real glimpse of her.

As an artist, Madonna would grow greatly in style and scope. For better or worse at times. 30 years on, this is a simple album, but it still stands up to me as a pretty nice dance-pop record. Just fun, and all it cared about was getting you out on the dance floor. Madonna wanted to be the biggest star in the world, and this album started her ascension.
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After just finishing "Inferno" by Dan Brown, which was, to me, a page turner with so much going on, I needed to turn to something light, easy and fun. So I loaded the new book VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave onto my Kindle. It was written with the original VJs Nina Blackwood, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman. Fifth VJ J.J. Jackson died of a heart attack in 2004.

The book is done very conversationally, as if your'e sitting in a lounge with them just talking and having drinks, bopping between remembrances of each VJ. They talk just a little about what they were doing before MTV came along, and then the fun part, where they relate their various tales, together giving us a picture of what those early days were like at the pioneering music network. They even dish a little bit about some of the bands and artists that came through. For instance, Frank Zappa? THE most difficult interview Nina Blackwood ever encountered. He was, to put it bluntly, an asshole to her. But it's all good, it's all rock and roll.

When MTV launched in 1981, I was 16, and we didn't have cable. Lots of places didn't even have it at that point. But once we did, which didn't take much longer, it was amazing. MTV was exciting. It really WAS all about music then. I feel bad for the younger set today who have the current MTV which is, let's face it pretty far removed from what it started out to be.

I'm still reading it, not even halfway through. But it's taking me back and making me long for the days of Diamond Dave swinging through the air in Van Halen's "Panama" video, Boy George gender bending in the Culture Club videos and Michael Jackson giving us "Billie Jean" and "Thriller". And I feel fortunate to have been able to experience that first wave of an exciting new musical outlet. What are your early MTV memories? Were you there for the launch at 12:01am, Saturday June 1 1981?

This is what that launch looked like:

MTV First Day Saturday August 1st, 1981 12:01... by Dale0823

Pictures came and broke your heart...
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Raymond Daniel Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, has died.

He passed away May 20 in Rosenheim Germany after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

Ray, thank you for sharing your music, your talent, with the world. The Doors sound, and Jim's words wouldn't have been the same, wouldn't have come to life, without you. You're up there jamming with Jim right now, I just know it. We'll miss you.

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Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (written by Neil Young)


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