Today is a fun one.
Day 20: a song about or mentioning a location pretty close to you
You get 10, because I like a lot of them and it's hard to narrow them all down to even that.
* 1. "Sweet Home Chicago" by the Blues Brothers (theirs is my favorite)
* 2. "Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
* 3. "Somewhere on Fullerton" by Allister
4. "My Kind of Town" by Frank Sinatra
5. "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
* 6. "Go Go Gadget Flow" by Lupe Fiasco
* 7. "Mercy Me" by Alkaline Trio
* 8. "Closer to Our Graves" by Lucky Boys Confusion
9. "2120 South Michigan Avenue" by the Rolling Stones
10. "Best Wishes to your Black Lung" by Less Than Jake
* Asterisks mean they're from here
Petition to replace a Minnesota statue of Christopher Columbus with one of #Prince:
And apparently there's a similar call for Dolly Parton to replace some losing side soldier in Tennessee, too.
Today's soundtrack is my "Poppy Punk & Ska" playlist 😎
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say
Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell
I think I've mentioned before that I have a running playlist for songs featured on #TheSopranos since there are so many good ones. I started another rewatch on my HBO Max free trial, and last night caught one I hadn't before. "Cry" by Thornetta Davis - https://music.apple.com/us/album/cry/3255275?i=3255233 really loving this one.
A library of free, open licensed music and sound effects for personal or commercial products: #gamedev
I wonder how Bob Dylan feels about the Byrds' cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man" coming out a month later and blowing his out of the water.
#NowPlaying the Seattle pirate radio playlist.
Twitter link for more info: https://twitter.com/nathanbarnes/status/1260429759999344641
Thank you @djsundog for allowing 5000 characters here so that I can ramble on and on about the albums that shaped my adolescence
It's been awhile so I am back to spam your TL with another Who album writeup!
We have finally reached a live album, which is "Live at Leeds." It was recorded on February 14, 1970 and released on May 23, 1970 [50 years to the day, and I swear I did not do this intentionally!! Seriously!].
I've mentioned this in a previous post, but the live setlist from this time is my favorite. The original album was only 6 tracks and didn't have any of the "Tommy" songs, so for the sake of this commentary I am going to discuss the 2001 reissue as it is the entire set [https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-at-leeds-deluxe-edition/1440859591].
The set starts with "Heaven and Hell" which was written and sung by John. There's a bit of warmup and then BOOM. It starts and it just hits you in the face. I love that.
After that we have a good mix of the earlier singles and cover songs. "Young Man Blues," and "Fortune Teller" are the two covers that come before the "Tommy" songs.
The entirety of "Tommy" is played, because what's a story if you don't have the whole thing? All of those tracks are great live, but I'm partial to "Sparks" as I mentioned in the "Tommy" post.
After "Tommy," we have "Summertime Blues" [which is my favorite cover, sorry Eddie Cochran] and there's also "Shakin' All Over." They close out the show with "My Generation" and "Magic Bus."
Okay so, "My Generation" on here is not at all the same as the 3:18 original release. It's a 16 minute medley of the original track, solos, some of the "Tommy" music, and ends with this awesome heavy fusion. If you're only going to listen to a single track, let it be this one.
The set ends with "Magic Bus," which is also nothing like the original single. I absolutely love this version and can't listen to the original release as a result. It's really bluesy and fun. A perfect way to end the set for sure.
I forgot to say I especially love Chalice's "Who Are You."