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The Replacements Announce First Shows in 22 Years

I am seriously considering a road trip for this, just to see my beloved Mats, one more time. Last time I did that was 20 years ago, when my friend Lammy and went around the east coast, following Paul Westerberg from city to city (we called it Paulspell 93). I'm trying to convince her to leave her husband and kid behind for a 20th anniversary tour. :D We'll see.
snacky: (rocktober)
Happy last day of Rocktober! And Happy Halloween! Have some Halloween-ish songs:

Werewolves of London, by Warren Zevon
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's / And his hair was perfect

The Time Warp, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
You're spaced out on sensation / like you're under sedation / Let's do the Time Warp again

Is the Rocky Horror Picture Show still a thing kids do? I have fond memories of going to midnight shows and jumping up to dance the Time Warp.

THE SCARIEST SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD

Seriously. If you click that link, I cannot be held responsible for damages.

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And while I'm thinking about Halloween, have two great tv ads, from Snickers:



snacky: (rocktober)
Sorry, due to power outage yesterday there was no Rocktober song! But today you have two songs!

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, by Taylor Swift
I'm really gonna miss you picking fights / And me, falling for it screaming that I'm right

Enjoy your earworm! :D


Least Complicated, by the Indigo Girls
and i bought you that ring cause i never was cool

Not as earwormy but still a great song.
snacky: (rocktober)
So, Frankenstorm is on its way. I've got batteries, water, bread and peanut butter. I don't want a repeat of last year's week-long power loss, but I'm ready if it comes. My work is closed tomorrow, so I'll be home watching things blow around. And listening to these songs! :D

It's an 80s theme today!

Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime), by The Flirts
Little things remind me of you / Cheap cologne and that damn song too

I Want That Man, by Debbie Harry
Here comes the twenty first century / It's gonna be much better for a girl like me

Joey, by Concrete Blonde
And if you're somewhere drunk and passed out on the floor / Oh Joey, I'm not angry anymore

They Don't Know, by Tracey Ullman
So I don't mind if they don't understand / when I look at you and you hold my hand

Once I was made to sing this song in a church variety show. It was not my finest moment. :D
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Catching up on Rocktober!

Flowering Spade by Sean Hayes
She's off to dance with the goat boys / He's of to sail through your wide open ocean

Some Nights by Fun.
And that's alright; I found a martyr in my bed tonight

The Weight, live:
The Band, from The Last Waltz

covered by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations

covered by The Gaslight Anthem and Thrice

I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead / I just need some place where I can lay my head

The covers are good but the version from The Last Waltz is a goddamn masterpiece.
snacky: (rocktober)
Hand update: still healing! Coming along!

Today I: horrified people on Twitter with stories from my bookselling career. Sorry [personal profile] thefourthvine and [personal profile] bedlamsbard! :(

Also, today my supervisor and the president of my org told me what I great job I was doing. Being appreciated at work is a new and unexpected thing for me.

But enough of that! Here's the music:

Crazy for You by Madonna
It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss / I'm crazy for you, crazy for you

Whoo the Big 80s!

Diner by Martin Sexton
But they were made back in Worcester Mass off aluminum and bakelite and glass

Shoutout to my hometown!

The Sound of White
And if I listen to, the sound of white / sometimes I hear your smile, and breathe your light

I love this song.
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Day 20:

Let's Do It, by Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg
Moths in your rugs they do it / What's the use of moth balls

Two of Us, by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
Two of us sending postcards / Writing letters on my wall


Day 21:

The Story, by Brandi Carlile

The Story, by Sara Ramirez

I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules / But baby I broke them all for you

Choose your favorite! :D
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I confessed to liking this song on Twitter not too long ago. I have no shame, basically.

Welcome Back (Theme from Welcome Back Kotter) by John Sebastian
And I know what a scene you were learning in / Was there something that made you come back again

I don't know if it's just nostalgia, or if this is really a good song, but I'm always going to love it.
snacky: (rocktober)
Passionate Kisses, by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Shouldn't I have this, shouldn't I have this, shouldn't I have all of this, and passionate kisses

This is an old favorite! Hope you enjoy!
snacky: (rocktober)
Secret Heart, by Feist
Secret heart come out and share it / This loneliness, few can bear it

I have this song on a fandom OTP playlist, and just hearing it takes me back. :)
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How can I not post everyday? Why is this so hard? :(

Check It Out, by John Mellencamp
And this is all that we've learned about living

I saw Mellencamp when he was touring for this album, and I still remember how amazing this song was live.

A Boat on the Sea, by Kristen Vigard
I never thought I was built for hurricanes / My heart, my heart is a boat on the sea

I loved the movie this song was from, Grace of my Heart.
snacky: (rocktober)
Day 13:

Since U Been Gone, by Kelly Clarkson
But since you've been gone I can breathe for the first time

Forever Your Girl, by Paula Abdul
You gotta remember I'm forever your girl

Yes, an old-school American Idol theme. :D

Day 14:

God Is A DJ, by Pink
You get what you're given / It's all how you use it

Raise Your Glass, by Pink
Don't be fancy, just get dancy / Why so serious?

I really, really like Pink. She entertains me both with music and on the Twitter. :D
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I Want, by Dayna Manning
I want to grow to be seen / And I want to be friends with Tom Petty

Why does she want to be friends with Tom Petty? No idea. But I still love this song.

Magpie to the Morning, by Neko Case
Magpie comes a calling drops a marble from the sky

Neko Case doesn't namecheck Tom Petty, but this is still an excellent song.
snacky: (rocktober)
Metal Firecracker by Lucinda Williams
I used to think you were strong / I used to think you were proud /I used to think nothing could go wrong

This song always makes me want to know what the secrets are. :D
snacky: (rocktober)
I am recovering from my surgery! By which I mean my hand is still sore and partly numb, but I am working on this typing thing (please excuse any typos) and today I was able to fasten my bra which was a MAJOR MILESTONE, believe me.

So while I am working on typing, let's catch up with Rocktober! :D

Rocktober, Day 6, a Josie theme!
Johnny Are You Queer, by Josie Cotton
Pretend To Be Nice, by Josie & The Pussycats
Josie & The Pussycats, by Julianna Hatfield & Tanya Donnelly

Rocktober, Day 7, live duets!
Cry Baby/Take Another Piece of My Heart, by Joss Stone & Melissa Etheridge (live)
You Can Sleep While I Drive by Melissa Etheridge and Jewel (live)

Rocktober, Day 8:
Jackson, by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

Rocktober, Day 9:
Being Simple by JudyBats

Right click, or ctrl click to download.

Enjoy!
snacky: (rocktober)
After the Gold Rush, by k.d. lang
Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s

One of my favorite covers ever. Right-click or ctrl-click to download.

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I am having surgery on my hand today. In less than an hour, actually! I don't know when I'll be able to type, so if I don't post a song for a few days, do not think I've forgotten. All songs will be posted when I am able.
snacky: (rocktober)
So, when I was unemployed for that long stretch of time, one of my rules was not to watch TV during the day. I could have the TV on in the morning, when I'd watch the Today show or GMA. And then I'd watch Regis and Kelly (DON'T JUDGE) and then I'd shut off the TV and get to work on finding work. I didn't want to fall into the trap of sitting in front of the TV all day.

However, once in a while I'd break the rule, and turn on the TV if I was particularly bored, and flip through all the movie channels. There's not a lot of good movies on during the day, I have to say, and pretty much every one I watched involved Brittany Murphy in some way. This was enough to remind me why I didn't want to watch TV during the day.

Sorry, Brittany Murphy. I don't want to speak ill of the dead, but you were in a lot a lot A LOT of terrible movies. I think the worse one was the one where you were on a scandalous talk show that ruined you and all your friends' lives. Or maybe the one where you were a English girl named Jax with an accent so bad that the movie created an in-story explanation for it. Sorry, that was way harsh, Tai.

However, one movie that Brittany Murphy was in that wasn't terrible (I know, damning with faint praise) was Uptown Girls, in which she played Dakota Fanning's nanny and her musician boyfriend was played by Jesse Spencer from House. Heather Locklear was also in it. I feel Dakota Fanning's presence elevated the entire proceedings.

And today's song is FROM THE MOVIE which is why I told you that whole story. :D

Sheets of Egyptian Cotton by Jesse Spencer
Na na na na na na na na / Sheets of Egyptian cotton

It is a TERRIBLE song. Terribly terribly catchy, that is. Enjoy the earworm!

Right click, or ctrl click to download.
snacky: (rocktober)
If I Could Turn Back Time, by Cher
If I could reach the stars, I'd give them all to you / Then you'd love me, love me like you used to do

Posting this song probably reveals me as tragically unhip. I don't care. I love this song. I love Cher. I have no shame, my friends. No shame.


Right-click to download.
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Opelousas (Sweet Relief), covered by Maria McKee
Some sweet relief / It’s in a handshake or a lucky break / In a bottle of wine or just losing some time / It’s in the road you meet, oh / It’s something sweet / Some sweet relief

This is off the album Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams, which, aside from being a cause worthy of support, is like listening to a radio station direct from the 90s. So many great songs!
snacky: (rocktober)
Ball and Chain, by Social Distortion
Take away, take away, take away this ball and chain / Well I'm lonely and I'm tired and I can't take any more pain

Right-click to download.

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