Monday, May 31, 2010

Black Dog

I've always wanted to play this song on kazoo.

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Year: 1971
Rating: Luke Hot

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Everybody Sleeps

At night we close our eyes/Until the morning creeps.

Artist: Joe Raposo and Daniel Wilcox
Year: 1972
Rating: Warm

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Before the End of the Race

Listen to the iLike sample.

I took the advice, afforded the price
and I woke up amused in the arms of another

Cavalier about love in such a pleasing meter. And a catchy guitar hook, to boot.

This is my 15th entry about my favorite Canadian indie rockers, Sloan. They show no signs of slowing down as the leader of the pack of bands firing off in the neural pathways of my long-term memory.

Artist: Sloan
Year: 2006
Rating: Luke Hot

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Entertainer

One of those songs that is simply plucked out of the collective consciousness. I have no good reason for it to be in my head. I haven't seen The Sting recently (or ever, actually) and ice cream trucks are scarce in these parts.

Artist: Scott Joplin
Year: 1902
Rating: Warm

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pleasant Valley Sunday

Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don't understand.

Artist: The Monkees
Year: 1967
Rating: Hot!

Note: Written by King & Goffin!
Note 2: Today is Saturday.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beat On The Brat

It's just amazing to think about the Ramones putting out the punk attitude the same year that Engelbert Humperdinck was topping the charts. But that's the Bicentennial Year for ya.

Artist: Ramones
Year: 1976
Rating: Luke Hot

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Purple Rain

Dreamed that Amber and I were going to rent Purple Rain. On my way to the video store, a former therapy colleague of mine ran down the street toward me: he'd been shot in the leg. I comforted him and ran to find help. I found my former clinic supervisor, but she wasn't able to hear my screams for help. I ran back to my colleague and futilely tried to dress his wound. I woke up.

It's been an intense week, people.

Artist: Prince & The Revolution
Year: 1984
Rating: Hot!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Stranger

Posting this from the hospital waiting room. This song's got an existential relevance that's hard to deny. It's amazing, the layers of love and loss, fear and fatigue I'm experiencing. It's an internal experience and one felt in ripples from the others waiting and praying for loved ones. Trying to take off the mask and meet my inner stranger.

Artist: Billy Joel
Year: 1977
Rating: Hot!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


This is a beautifully perfect song for today. I'm in San Jose with my family; my Mom's in the hospital, recovering from an emergency surgery on her leg. It's a long, complicated story. I'm sure I'll share more in another post.

From where I stand
You are home free
The planets align so rare
There's promise in the air
And I'm guiding you

All you out there reading: thanks for the love.


Artist: Olivia Newton-John
Year: 1980
Rating: Hot!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Down By The Old Mill Stream

This song accompanies fantasies of a love that will last til my girl's hair is silver. I'm in a wistful, melancholy mood this morning.

Written by: Tell Taylor
Artist: The Peerless Quartet
Year first recorded: 1910
Rating: Warm

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time Of The Season

Popped into my head over breakfast with Amber. I'm no rich daddy, but it's always the season for loving in my book.

Artist: The Zombies
Year: 1968
Rating: Warm

Sunday, May 2, 2010

These Days

One of my all-time favorites from the boys from Athens, Georgia. We are young despite the years, we are concern/We are hope despite the times.

Artist: R.E.M.
Year: 1986
Rating: Hot!