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Day After Tomorrow
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      6 comments

For all that have served ... Tom Waits, 2004 I got your letter today And I miss you all so much, here I can't wait to see you all And I'm counting the days, de... Read more
Galveston
Monday, November 10, 2014      5 comments

When I searched for songs about soldiers, I found "Galveston". I never realized it was about a soldier, longing to be home from war. Jimmy Webb wrote it as an anti-war song. Glen Campell sang it a bit more upbeat. ... Read more
Homeward Bound
Sunday, November 09, 2014      4 comments

Thanksgiving is one of the travel industries busiest times. People try to get home from all over the place. Planes, trains, and automobiles (hey, catchy title for a movie!) Simon and Garfunkel, 1966 ... Read more
I've Been Everywhere
Saturday, November 08, 2014      12 comments

Heard this one on the radio on the way in to work tonight - another of those "park, but stay in the car until it finishes" songs. Johnny Cash sings the version I'm most familiar with. It was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 195... Read more
Wind Beneath My Wings
Friday, November 07, 2014      10 comments

From the 1988 movie Beaches (starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as lifetime friends) comes the wonderful "Wind Beneath My Wings". The song was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 singles as numbe... Read more
For What It's Worth
Thursday, November 06, 2014      8 comments

The elections are over, and we'll live with the results. The best thing is, the political ads are over!!! I'm watching recorded shows tonight to stay awake - keep flying by the commercials. "I'm the best, my opponent (A) is garbage!" Followed by... Read more
Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda
Wednesday, November 05, 2014      7 comments

So today was midterm election day. Absentee voting started 7 October. Anyone could request one, no real reason needed. Just get it and mail it in. Did I? No, I did not. ... Read more
King Tut
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      9 comments

Today in history, 4 Nov 1922, explorers discovered the door to King Tut's tomb. In 1978, Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons (members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) debuted this novelty song on Saturday Night Live. ... Read more
Witch Doctor
Saturday, November 01, 2014      8 comments

Dave Seville (real name Ross Bagdasarian, Sr) recorded this classic in 1958. He later created Dave Seville and the Chipmunks. I told the witch doctor I was in love... Read more
Thriller
Friday, October 31, 2014      9 comments

From 1982 comes Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller". It's close to midnight Something evil's lurkin'in the dark Under the moonlight You see a sight that almo... Read more
Witchy Woman
Thursday, October 30, 2014      8 comments

The Eagles wrote and recorded this in 1972. The inspirati0n was various women they had met and remembered as seductive enchantresses. Don Henley specifically referenced Zelda Fitzgerald in "drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" (she was ... Read more
Black Magic Woman
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      16 comments

Today, 29 Oct 2014, is National Cat Day in the US. Go, kittehs! Fleetwood Mac originally recorded this in 1968. I have no memory of this. All I think of when someone ... Read more
Abracadabra
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      4 comments

The Steve Miller Band, from 2012. It's magikal! I heat up, I can't cool down You got me spinning 'Round and 'round 'Round and 'round and 'round it goes Where... Read more
They're Coming to Take Me Away
Monday, October 27, 2014      5 comments

From 1966, a novelty song by Napoleon XIV about a man and his faithless dog - or is the man just looney? Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I'd go berserk? Well, you left me anyhow and the... Read more
Somebody's Watching Me
Sunday, October 26, 2014      8 comments

"Somkebody's Watching Me" was released by the Motown label. It was Rockwell's debut single, and has been covered by many other artists. Former Jackson 5 members Michael and Jermaine Jackson did chorus and background vocals. Who's watch... Read more

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