Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rockin' Robin

I slept soundly last night and woke around 5:00 am to use the loo. This song emerged distinct in my mental landscape. No idea why.

Artist: Bobby Day
Year: 1958
Rating: Warm

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wild Sage - Original Cover!

I've got a little time on my hands lately, so I'm noodling around with more songs. Here is my faithful rendition of "Wild Sage" by the Mountain Goats, from their album Get Lonely.

Last blogged on November 23, 2011.

Artist: Sooze
Written by: John Darnielle
Year: 2014, (2006, original)
Rating: Hot!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Downtown Train - Original Cover!

Tom Waits's "Downtown Train" has been in my head for a few days, so I decided to figure it out on guitar. Then I sang it at karaoke last night, and it wasn't too shabby. I'm using something closer to the key Rod Stewart sang it in, 'cause Tom's range is a might too low, as you can imagine. Hope you enjoy it!

Artist: Sooze
Written by: Tom Waits
Notable covers: Rod Stewart (1989); Everything But the Girl (1992)
Year: 2014; original 1985
Rating: Hot!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Join Together

Inspired to post again, 'cause this odd one hit me out of nowhere today. It's not one of my most tapped Who songs, but it's got a good groove. It's also 42 years old, as of this summer. Much like me.

Artist: The Who
Year: 1972
Rating: Warm

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Billy Boy

I haven't been focused on the song blog in quite some time, but this tune arrived so out of the blue, I had to post it. I'm sure I haven't heard any version of it in more than 30 years. The internets date its origins in the 18th Century, but it looks like the most popular versions weren't published in England til about WWI era and not in the States til 1930.

Thanks to YouTube user LDsongscreen for posting this sweet rendition of the song.

Artist: Unknown
Year: c. 1790s; 1910s; 1930s
Rating: Warm

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In The Mood

This is one of those songs so ubiquitous in the popular culture, it feels like it's been in my head my whole life. This afternoon, I found myself spontaneously "meowing" aloud to the melody.

Artist: The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Year: 1939
Rating: Warm

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Waiting, Redux x2

Perhaps in anticipation of my leave of absence from Facebook for a few weeks, this trusty tune popped into my head this morning, again. And, really, it's kind of a treat to listen to all the selections on my Tom Petty tag. Go ahead, enjoy yourself.

Last posted April 19, 2012.

Artist: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Year: 1981
Rating: Luke Hot