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Top 5 band members that are neither the lead singer or the lead guitarist. (feel free to tell us why you chose them too!)

Oooh... this is a good one! Will take some thought. Let me try this.

1.

Ringo Starr (Drummer, The Beatles, solo)
While not as "razzle dazzle" and no maybe not as innovative as some of the other great rock drummers, he is reliable. Catches a groove and keeps it. Gives good solid backing to the music. And that I've been a fan since I was, like, in utero, has nothing to do with it. No, nothing at all. :giggles: Listen to his playing on "Rain" and "The End".

2.

Mitch Mitchell (Drummer, Jimi Hendrix)
Mitch was influenced by jazz, came from that background, so you got that element in his playing. He could bounce off Jimi's whims and fancies quite easily and adeptly, and was also an important collaborator. He's always been up there in my favorite drummers. Listen to his playing on "Manic Depression" and "Voodoo Child".

3.

Timothy B. Schmit - (Bassist / vocals, Eagles and solo)
Tim's my favorite Eagle. Love his sweet voice whether on harmonies or alone. And he's a fantastic and innovative bass player to boot. It was Timothy who coined the moniker "Parrotheads" for fans of Jimmy Buffett, during his tenure as a member of the Coral Reefers. Listen to Tim's playing on the album "The Long Run" and check out his latest solo effort "Expando".

4.

Keith Richards - (Rhythm guitar, The Rolling Stones)
I mean is there a cooler pirate out there on stage than Keef Riffhard? I just adore watching him. Listen to his playing on... well... any Stones track and be blown away.

5.

And finally I have to mention Cliff Burton (Bassist, Metallica)
The late great. He was an animal on bass. All I need to do is point you toward "For Whom The Bell Tolls". *bows* That band is just made of fine musicians all around. Robert Trujillo is their latest bassist and is also amazing.
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Top 5 Traditional Christmas Carols and tell us why you like the particular song.

There are a few, hard to narrow down a top five. But these would do it every time.


1. O Holy Night.
Has always been a favorite, because of its power and beauty. Fall on your knees! Oh hear the angel voices! Oh night, oh night divine! Oh night when Christ was born...
VIDEO - Kings College Choir of Cambridge. Because this you need to hear sung by a choir.


2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
Soft and quiet. I imagine the stillness of the place. I've loved this one since I was a child.
VIDEO - Sung by Nat King Cole, one of my favorite voices to hear at Christmas.

3. In The Bleak Midwinter
Just so beautiful and it touches my heart when I hear it.

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.

4. Coventry Carol
Oldest song, it's said, extant in the English language. Speaks of the Massacre of Innocents, the ordered slaying of the firstborn of every household by King Herod as told in Matthew. But its haunting lament, a mother for her doomed child, always stuck with me and gives me chills every time I hear it.
VIDEO - sung by the King's College Choir of Cambridge.

5. Silent Night.
Just still so beautiful to me, when sung in a hushed, lullaby like way. It just *is* Christmas to me.
VIDEO - Sung in the original German by the Innsbrucker Capellknaben. And by Andy Williams, another of my favorite voices to hear at Christmas. And well what do you know, brief introduction by Donny Osmond there! *wink*


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Word Association, winter holiday style!

snowflake: Here Comes Suzy Snowflake

Here comes Suzy Snowflake,
look at her tumblin' down!
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy's come to town.

bitter: We Three Kings Of Orient Are

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes a life of gathering gloom. Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, sealed in a stone cold tomb.

cold: Baby, It's Cold Outside

I really can't stay (Baby it's cold outside!)
I've got to go away (Baby it's cold outside!)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you'd drop in.)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice.)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful, what's your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar!)
So really I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry.)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (Put some music on while I pour...)

Okay maybe just ONE more drink. *wink*

snuggle: Anything on Jackie Gleason's Christmas albums will do here.
They make me want to snuggle warm in front of the fire watching the snow fall when I hear them.
Christmas In Paris

kind: Good King Wenceslas

I've always loved this one about a kind hearted king who gives alms to a poor man.

In his master's steps he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing


tree: O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

dark: George Winston - Night Part II (Midnight)

I love this CD, gorgeous piano mood music for the entire month of December.
There isn't any video that's usable here, but if you go to Amazon, you can hear samples and maybe buy this beautiful CD for yourself.

long: Twelve Days of Christmas

Because yes, that's a pretty long song. :)

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

candy: Hard Candy Christmas (from "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas")

Fine and Dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

special: Well, there are so many *songs* sung about the birth of Jesus Christ, which is what makes Christmas so special, right? But here it is, straight from the Holy Bible. Linus Van Pelt explains what Christmas is really all about in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Luke 2: 8-14 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
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We haven't done a word association in awhile so let's try that again.

Tell us the first music related thing you think of when you see the following:

School: School Day by Chuck Berry.



Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Keep up the teacher don't know how mean she looks.


Work: Welcome To The Working Week by Elvis Costello

Welcome to the workin’ week.
Oh I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you.
Welcome to the workin’ week.
You gotta do it till you’re through it so you better get to it.


Color: She's A Rainbow by The Rolling Stones

She comes in colors everywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors


Fashion: Fashion by David Bowie


Fashion! turn to the left.
Fashion! turn to the right.
Oooh, fashion!
We are the goon squad and were coming to town.
Beep beep!
Beep beep!


Show: The Show Must Go On by Queen

The show must go on,
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on.


Original: Original Sin by Elton John

Tell me how, you know now,
the ways and means of getting in
Underneath my skin,
Oh you were always my original sin
And tell me why, I shudder inside, every time we begin
This dangerous game
Oh you were always my original sin


Soft: The Soft Parade by The Doors

All our lives we sweat and save,
Building for a shallow grave.
“Must be something else”, we say
“Somehow to defend this place.”
Everything must be this way,
Everything must be this way, yeah. Aah, yeah!

The Soft Parade has now begun
Listen to the engines hum.
People out to have some fun,
Cobra on my left,
Leopard on my right, yeah.


Sweet: Sweet Dreams (Of You) by Patsy Cline

Sweet dreams of you
Every night I go through
Why can't I forget you and start my life anew
Instead of having sweet dreams about you
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Top 5 reasons to see a band live.

1. Because bands are meant to be heard performing live. They play differently live than they do in a studio environment and you can appreciate their skill more. They're out there warts and all, with no studio technology to help them.

2. The fact that you are actually seeing them. If I love a band or artist I go out not only to support them but to simply be there, and see them. It's pretty much the closest I'll ever get to some of them.

3. It's being with people who enjoy the band too, I guess you could say the community aspect of it all. The atmosphere and the excitement you feel being among the crowd.

4. Discovering new music, supporting local talent. Going to the local clubs and small venues you can hear different bands and discover new favorites.

5. It's just a great night out.
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Top 5 Rock Bios that you want to read or have read (or a combination of both)

Do know that I'm quite fond of a great rock and roll read!
A couple of my favorites that I recommend and not in any necessary order:

1. Chronicles Vol 1 (Bob Dylan)

2. Hammer Of The Gods (Led Zeppelin) by Stephen Davis

3. I, Me, Mine (George Harrison)

4. Love, Janis (Janis Joplin) by Laura Joplin

5. The Dirt (Motley Crue) *tied with* The Heroin Diaries (Nikki Sixx)


Runners up:

Keith Richards by Victor Bockris
Journals (Kurt Cobain)
Break On Through (Jim Morrison) by James Riordan
Stoned by Andrew Loog Oldham
The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell (Marilyn Manson)
Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon (Keith Moon) by Tony Fletcher

I'm always up for your recommendations too and looking forward to seeing the answers to this week's meme!
I have several I want to read but won't get into them here. Now get thee to Amazon and get reading!
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Top 5 female fronted bands.

1. Heart (Ann/Nancy Wilson)



Crazy On You

2. Garbage (Shirley Manson)



I'm Only Happy When It Rains

3. Cold Blood (Lydia Pense)



Hooked On You

4. Blondie (Debbie Harry)



Hangin' On The Telephone

5. The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde)



Back On The Chain Gang
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I love doing these. :)

School: Steely Dan - My Old School



End: Traveling Wilburys - End of the Line

"Well its all right, even when push comes to shove
Well its all right, if you got someone to love
Well its all right, everything'll work out fine
Well its all right, we're going to the end of the line."

Trip: Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere

And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"


Letter: The Box Tops - The Letter

"Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
my baby just wrote me a letter."

Drink: Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)

You tell him, Loretta!!

"But liquor and love
They just don't mix,
leave the bottle or me behind.
And don't come home a-drinkin'
with lovin' on your mind.
"

Relax: The Who - Relax

"Relax and settle down
Let your mind go 'round
lay down on the ground
and listen to the sound
of the band.
Hold my hand."

Age: Janis Ian - At Seventeen

This song was so me at seventeen...

"I learned the truth at seventeen,
that love was meant for beauty queens
and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
who married young and then retired.
The valentines I never knew,
the Friday night charades of youth
were spent on one more beautiful.
At seventeen I learned the truth..."

Baby: Aretha Franklin - Baby, I Love You

Stretch out your arms little boy,
you're gonna get it
'Cause I love you.
Ain't no doubt about it
Baby I love you.
I love you, I love you
I love you, baby I love you."

Find: John Lennon - I Found Out

"Now that I showed you what I been through
don't take nobody's word what you can do.
There ain't no Jesus gonna come from the sky
now that I found out I know I can cry!

I, I found out!
I, I found out!
"


Symphony: Diana Ross & The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony

"Whenever you're near
I hear a symphony.
A tender melody
pulling me closer...
Closer to your arms."
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It's Independence Day this Saturday in the US..so here's a little meme with an American twist.

What is your favorite patriotic song?

I've always loved "America The Beautiful".



O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea! Overlaid pictures representing America
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.

America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.


What song says "Freedom" better than any others?

God Bless The U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


What albums do you want with you at a picnic?

I'd have a great playlist geared up of songs including those mentioned above, basically. But if I were to choose entire albums, I would pick artists like Springsteen, Mellencamp or Petty... typically American artists and bands.

My 4th Of July Playlist
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Top 5 voices that are like fingernails on a chalkboard to you

1. Michael Bolton - Always makes any list like this I'll do.

2. Celine Dion - Bolton's female counterpart.

3. Tiny Tim - Two SECONDS of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" would send you screaming for the hills. I always wanted to beat him down with his ukulele when I'd hear that song.

4. Scott Stapp - OMG his torturous attempts at trying to sound like Eddie Vedder!!

5. Any actor or actress who is given the opportunity to step into a studio and "sing" when they've previously shown absolutely no proclivity toward it ... I don't care how much pitch correcting and tinkering with Auto Tune you do, stay AWAY from the mic, please. It's worked before, but that doesn't mean EVERYONE has the talent for it or should try it. Got that Hasselhoff? Scarlett Johansson? And singing well (or convincingly) for a film role doesn't make it okay either, got that Joaquin Phoenix? Jamie Foxx?
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The weather's heating up so lets do a little "hot" related word association. Songs/Bands/Artists/Albums you think of when you see these words

Steamy Peter Gabriel - Steam



Won't you step into this cloud of steam...

Heat Martha & The Vandellas - Heat Wave

Just like a heatwave
Burning in my heart
Can't keep from cryin'
It's tearing me apart

Hot Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City

Hot child in the city
Runnin' wild and lookin' pretty...

Summer The Decemberists - Summersong

Summer arrives with a length of lights
Summer blows away
And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
It gets swallowed by a wave

Dry Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own

And in this grey, in this blue shade
My tears dry on their own...

Desert Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (traveling through the desert...)

Oh, all I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I've been.

Beach The Ramones - Rockaway Beach

Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum
The sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

Sweat Inner Circle - Sweat (A La La La La Long)

Girl, I wanna make you sweat,
Sweat 'til you can't sweat no more...
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Top 5 "Unique" voices

I'll go you one better and do five men and five women. Sticking in the rock genre for this one.

Male

1. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. The second you hear it, you know it could only be him. Like a wild thing uncaged. Crazy

2. Bob Dylan. If anyone else sings his songs, no matter how well, the meaning of certain words and phrases just gets lost. That same expression isn't there. Say what you want about his singing, but he is one of a kind. Knocking on Heaven's Door

3. Robert Plant. Back with Led Zeppelin, his voice was just primal. Oozed sex. Now, in his latest incarnation singing with Alison Krauss, more understated, still incredibly strong and just as distinctive. Whole Lotta Love / Please Read The Letter

4. Freddie Mercury. He had impressive range (something like 4 1/2 octaves) and still nobody in rock hits a high note with the clarity and power that he did. So distinctive, it's another voice that you know the second you hear it. Bohemian Rhapsody

5. Tom Waits. Another extremely distinctive voice. Like Dylan's, not everyone's cup of tea. But the atmosphere his voice lends to his songs nobody else can touch. Downtown Train

Female:

1. Stevie Nicks. Nobody can imitate her voice. She has incredible style, both with Fleetwood Mac and solo. Dreams

2. Janis Joplin. Came into the male dominated world of rock and roll, kicked ass, and took names. She left an indelible legacy. Ball and Chain (Live at Monterey)

3. Annie Lennox. Be it as one of the Eurythmics or solo, her voice actually morphs song to song, making you feel each and every one at your very core. I adore her voice. Little Bird / Into The West

4. Cher. One very distinctive voice in pop and rock. She's got the longevity behind her to back it up, too. Save Up All Your Tears

5. Bonnie Raitt. Whether she's bringing the blues-rock swagger or leaning a little more pop, she's got a voice all her own. Nick of Time
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Top 5 songs that your mother likes

1. Don't - Elvis Presley

Mom's teen idol. She always loved this one.

This you can believe
I will never leave you
Heaven knows I won’t
Baby, don’t say don’t

2. Fins - Jimmy Buffett

She's a Parrothead through and through. LOVES Jimmy.

Can’t you feel ’em circlin’, honey
Can’t you feel ’em swimmin’ around
You got fins to the left, fins to the right
And you’re the only bait in town

3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Frank Sinatra

She is who helped me learn my love for Sinatra.

We're drinking my friend, to the end
Of a brief episode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road


4. Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones

Just... YEAH. How I remember hearing this one playing around the house!



5. I Need To Know - Marc Anthony

She loves his music. Lots of his Spanish stuff, mostly. But this song... for some reason if it comes on the radio in the car
you aren't allowed to touch the dial until it's over. LOL! Awww mom. Ha!

If it's true don't leave me all alone out here
Wondering if you're ever gonna take me there
Tell me what you're feeling cause I need to know
Girl you've gotta let me know which way to go

'Cause I need to know
I need to know
Tell me baby girl cause I need to know
hippie_chick: (earphones / nietzsche quote)
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Word Association Week: Tell us the first musical thing that these words remind you of.
As usual I linked videos if they could be found, just click where you see an active link.

Foible Beyonce - Flaws and All



I don't know why you love me
And that's why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me, flaws and all
And that's why I love you


Radio Donna Summer - On The Radio

Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name
But I knew just who they meant.

Heat Asia - Heat of the Moment

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

New Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love

You know that I needed you
You know that you meant the world to me
You know I had to have you
Now I'm gonna find somebody new

I'm looking for a new love, baby
A new love, yeah, yeah, yeah

Angel Madonna - Angel

You must be an angel
I can see it in your eyes
Full of wonder and surprise
And just now I realize

Oooh you're an angel
Oooh you're an angel
Oooh you're an angel
In disguise, I can see it in your eyes

Note: if you click the link to watch this video there is an ad first

Girl The Beatles - Girl

Is there anybody going to listen to my story
all about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
it makes you sorry;
still, you don't regret a single day.
Ah, girl! Girl!

Fear Duffy - I'm Scared

I'm scared to face another day
'Cause the fear in me just won't go away
In an instant you were gone,
And now I'm scared...


Siren Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died

This song is a fictitious one, about a shoot out between Al Capone and the Chicago Police.
There can be siren like sounds heard, of course. Remember this one?

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

Sex Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Well, seriously. If this isn't a heartfelt plea for the nookie what the heck IS?!

I've been really tryin', baby
Tryin' to hold back this feelin' for so long
And if you feel like I feel, baby
Then come on, oh, come on
Whoo, let's get it on
Ah, babe, let's get it on
Let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
Let's get it on

Weird Hanson - Weird

I actually like the song, and LOVE the video, which was directed by Gus Van Sant.

Isn't it weird
Isn't it strange
Even though we're just two strangers on this runaway train
We're both trying to find a place in the sun
We've lived in the shadows, but doesn't everyone
Isn't it strange how we all feel a little bit weird sometimes

Party!

Apr. 17th, 2009 07:34 am
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Top 5 songs that make you want to party.

Okay just a couple that do:

1. Love Shack - B-52s

Tin roof! Rusted.



2. 1999 - Prince
Party over, oops, out of time? Not quite yet.
VIDEO

3. Hey Ya! - OutKast
Shake it like a Polaroid picture, yo!
VIDEO

Interlude: SLOW DANCE! Always and Forever - Heatwave
Smoooooooooth. Grab your partner and sway.
VIDEO

4. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
Jump to the rhythm, jump, jump to the rhythm, jump!
VIDEO

5. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
For when you can't decide if the party is over or not.
VIDEO
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Top 5 songs you wish you had never heard (and tell us why you wish you hadn't heard them)

1. Let's just get it right out of the way, shall we? My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Why? Need I even mention why? It's just over played, over sung, and well... I'm just OVER it.

2. Can I Touch You...There? by Michael Bolton. Just the thought alone gives me hives. No, Michael, you may not at any time touch me... there. *shudders*

3. All By Myself by Eric Carmen. Pity, party of one. Pity, party of one. This is one "pity party" I wish I'd never attended. And OMG yes, but of COURSE Celine Dion covered it!

4. Into The Night by Benny Mardones. And due to people actually wondering "oh man whatever happened to the guy who..." the thing charted AGAIN! ARGH! IN FACT! According to Wikipedia, this song is played at least once a day on a radio station in every major market in America. Benny Mardones still lives quite well off this song. Hmmm. I think it has kind of a pedo-creepy quality too with the "She's just 16 years old..." and the "I'll take you into the night and show you a love like you've never seen, ever seen...". Or is that just me?

5. Macarena by Los del Rio. The "Chicken Dance" of its time. Really. Now how many of you break into THE DANCE as soon as this song starts up at wedding receptions or parties? Raise your hand because if you say you don't, you're lying.

And just a parting thought. Now that they don't play Mmmm Bop by Hanson 100,000x a day, it's actually not a bad little ditty. However. EAR WORM OMG. I just listened to it for the first time in quite a little bit the other day and yes sang along. Loudly. *nods*
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Word association! :) As usual, just follow the links to video on You Tube.

10 words, you give the song/artist/album etc that come to mind.

Egg Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)- Disney

Okay it popped into mind first. Because of one little line. Hahaha!

We're rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs
Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

Spring Spring (La Primavera) - Antonio Vivaldi



Friday Friday I'm In Love - The Cure

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love...

Rain Rain - The Beatles

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.

Stormy Stormy - Classics IV (also covered by Santana)

Now things are dreary, baby,
and it's windy and cold,
And I stand alone in the rain,
Calling your name.

Oh Stormy,
Oh Stormy,
Bring back that sunny day.

Flower Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - Covered by a few, written by Pete Seeger

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Awake Ghost Song - The Doors

My favorite piece from "An American Prayer".

Awake.

Shake dreams from your hair
My pretty child, my sweet one.
Choose the day and choose the sign of your day
The days divinity
First thing you see.

Ride Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image

Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship
Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip
Ride captain ride upon your mystery ship
On your way to a world that others might have missed

Shine Shiny Happy People - R.E.M. (with Kate Pierson)

Michael Stipe doesn't care much for the song, but oh well, I DO. LOL!

Put it in your hands
Take it take it
There's no time to cry
Happy happy
Put it in your heart
Where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Orchestra Sad But True - Metallica (with the San Francisco Symphony backing them up)

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know its sad but true

From the two album set "S&M". Metallica recorded this live over a period of two days
with the San Francisco Symphony. The orchestra adds an entirely new dimension and fullness to the songs.
hippie_chick: (earphones / nietzsche quote)
Top Five On Friday @ The Music Memoirs

Here are the ones at least that I like the best, and that I find quite effective. I've linked them to Amazon too, to explore further and see the track listings and buy them if you don't already have them.

Top 5 greatest hits albums

1. The Beatles - 1

I own everything, so I was almost going to pass this one up. Glad I didn't, if only for the remastered sound. I find I like to have this one handy at all times. And younger fans new to The Beatles and wanting to try them out would do well with this one.

2. Bob Marley - Legend

Friends turned me on to Marley via this album. It's a great single disc and perfect starting point for going in a bit deeper. This one, though, is the one I keep coming back to.

3. Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

Pre Hotel California goodness. This is still one of the biggest selling hits packages out there. 10 perfectly played tracks showcasing the band's country rock trademark sound. Quality stuff.

4. David Bowie - Best of Bowie

Just the diversity of the tracks! 2 discs that show why Bowie was and is such an influential musician. For "absolute beginners", it's a fantastic start. But even if you have everything this is a nice collection to own.

5. Journey - Greatest Hits

Great sampler, but also great for fans to have on hand for those moments you feel like belting out songs like "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Any Way You Want It". Wonderful from start to finish.
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I see a couple of people have already played, so I skipped looking at answers till I'm done. If we match then YAY! LOL!

Top Five on Friday @ The Music Memoirs

Top 5 "Forget" ful songs...(interpret as you see fit)

1. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds



2. Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones

The singer just knows that his woman will be back, unable to forget him, it's just a matter of time.

Now you always say
That you want to be free
But you'll come running back (said you would baby)
You'll come running back (I said so many times before)
You'll come running back to me

Oh, time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

3. Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone - Glass Tiger

Don't forget me when I'm gone
My heart would break
I have loved you for so long
It's all I can take

4. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen

sending you forget me nots
to help me to remember
baby please forget me not
i want you to remember


5. I'm Not Trying To Forget You - Willie Nelson

I'm not trying to forget you anymore
I got back into remembering all the love we shared before
And I'd been trying to forget someone who my heart
still adores So I'm not trying to forget you anymore
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Top Five on Friday @ The Music Memoirs

Top 5 songs that horrify you! (And tell us why) interpret as you see fit.

Hmmm... how to interpret. I've done posts about scary songs (ie. at Halloween time)... that kind of "horrifying"... and posts about horrifyingly BAD songs. This time I think I'll just go with general "feeling" ... what the song illicits in me.

1. Kim - Eminem

Just completely over the top violent and yes, horrifying! The first time I heard this I couldn't make it all the way through it, took me a couple of times to sit down and give it a listen all the way through. It left me feeling sick. I'll spare you sound clips or YouTube links etc. If you haven't heard it and are morbidly curious, go look it up.

2. Sister Morphine - The Rolling Stones (and Marianne Faithfull)

Marianne I do believe wrote the lyrics, and she recorded it during the sessions for "Let It Bleed"... the Stones would release it later on "Sticky Fingers". I'm not sure they ever gave her proper credit for it. Just the most vivid imagery of a man (accident victim?) lying and dying in his hospital bed begging for the sweet relief of morphine... It just chills me.

...come on, sister morphine, you better make up my bed
'cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
Yeah, and you can sit around, yeah
and you can watch all the clean white sheets stained red.

3. 107 Steps - Bjork

This comes off "Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture Dancer in the Dark". I think you need to see this film if you haven't yet, and experience the songs therein in context. Horrifying? I mean the story had its moments. But the entire movie just left me feeling so strange. This was the culmination, the execution of Selma. 107 Steps being the number of steps from the holding cell to the site of execution. She's counting them...

4. Piggies - The Beatles

It was written by George Harrison as a wry social commentary. But I can't listen to it without immediately flashing to the word "PIG" scrawled in Sharon Tate's blood, a fork sticking out of Leno LaBianca's stomach... It's automatic, and I can't help it.

5. The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) - Stravinsky

What's horrifying? This piece actually started A RIOT, man! A RIOT! Rock and roll.
hippie_chick: (Baby me!)
Tuesday Tunes @ The Music Memoirs

Disney Music:

What is your favorite song from a Disney Movie?

"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" from Cinderella.



A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true

Runners up:

Once Upon a Dream - Sleeping Beauty
I'm Wishing - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Zip A Dee Doo Dah - Song of the South
When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo - Cinderella
Bella Notte - Lady and the Tramp
He's A Tramp - Lady and the Tramp <-- Peggy Lee, yo!
Candle on the Water - Pete's Dragon <-- lovely scene, lovely song... remember this movie?
Baby Mine - Dumbo <-- came back and added this after seeing it on other lists OMG it makes me cry every time.
Bare Necessities - Jungle Book
Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and the Beast
Hakuna Matata - The Lion King
Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid
A Whole New World - Aladdin
And yes... I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan. Donny Osmond. ♥ :)

I have a CD collection of all the classic Disney songs I grew up loving and it's wonderful.


Do you like any of the current crop of Disney pop stars?

No, not really. I'm glad I grew up with the Disney I grew up with. You can keep your Miley Cyruses and your Brothers Jonai. High School Musical? Nah. Though I realize that this is a different time and place.

Old school Disney music or new and why?

Old school because it's what I grew up with and know and love. And might I add I grieve for the days of the old hand drawn animation. I will admit I shed a tear when I heard that Disney had disbanded its animation department in favor of CGI stuff out of Pixar. Don't get me wrong, the stories and films are still quality Disney, it's just not the same.:(

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