Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hold Your Head Up



I think Aimee Mann and Ted Leo might get a kick out of the fact that this proggy 70's gem was the first song in my head this morning after seeing them perform at Bottom of the Hill SF last night. #notThinLizzybut...

Artist: Argent
Year: 1972
Rating: Warm

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Cattle Call



My mom's second husband, Don, loved Eddy Arnold. When I was seven, eight years old, we listened to his albums over and over on the "hi-fi" (as Don called it) in the living room. The yodeling in this song lingers in my consciousness more than thirty years later. If you've never heard it before, you're more likely to wring your hands at me now than thank me. But I have a soft spot for it. No right idea why it came to mind this morning.

Artist: Eddy Arnold
Year: 1944, re-recorded in 1955; written by Tex Owens in 1934.
Rating: Warm

Note: Check out a recording by Tex Owens himself!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fall On Me



Ask the sky, and ask the sky...

Artist: REM
Year: 1986
Rating: Hot!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

If I Needed Someone



Slept in fits and starts for a second night in a row. This song emerged in one of my waking moments in the wee hours of the night. It's a remarkably literal manifestation of something brewing in me. The operative word is "if."

Artist: Beatles
Year: 1965
Rating: Hot!

Note: By the way, this video amalgam of the 2009 remastered track with several live Beatles performances is totally worth watching! Hats off to YouTuber Geno Renazzle.