September 5, 2006

Music, Music, Music.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:39 pm

musical notes.jpgTammi laid this one on me over the weekend.

I spent a fair amount of time scratching my head over some of the categories. Finally, I decided that the answers to some of these depend on my mood at the moment (I believe Tammi said the same thing, or something similar) and the tunes that happen to pop into my head at the time. I doubt that I would ever respond exactly the same way twice, although my responses would always reflect my age.

With that said, here we go:

Four songs that you could listen to over and over:
Let it be Me – The Everly Brothers
Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
Where or When – Dion and the Belmonts
Scotch and Soda – The Kingston Trio

Four songs that drive you up the friggin’ wall:
I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March

I love him, I love him, I love him
and where he goes, I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow
I’ll always be his true love, his true love, his true love

It makes me feel like barfing, like barfing, like barfing.

The Name Game – Shirley Ellis (Some dork always says, “Hey, do Chuck!”)

Wipe Out – Surfaris (I’ve written HERE about why this song drives me farookin’ nuts)

Mariah Carey songs where she enters the shriekosphere.

(Bonus song) Joy to the World (sometimes known as “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog”) – Three Dog Night. (That stupid song has absolutely no redeeming qualitites – None.)

Four songs that you’re embarrassed (or should be) to admit you like:
Winchester Cathedral – The New Vaudeville Band (I got a thing for bassoons)

59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy”) – Harper’s Bizarre (Like I said, I got a thing for bassoons)

Indian Lake – The Cowsills (I’ve taken lots of crap over the years each time I admit to this.)

Even Now – Barry Manilow (Actually, I like lots of Barry Manilow’s tunes – So shoot me!)

Four best driving songs:
China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
Rad Gumbo – Little Feat
The Last Time – The Rolling Stones
Pipeline – The Chantays

Four songs that make you cry:
Daddy’s Little Girl
Old Shep
Silver Bells (This was my mother’s favorite Christmas song)
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary

Four best risqué songs:
If you Peek in my Gazebo – Elsa Lanchester (seriously esoteric I admit)
Don’t Go Walking Without Your Hatpin – Elsa Lanchester (see above)


Four best kid songs:
The Theme from Sesame Street
Do Re Mi
Itsy-Bitsy Spider (I learned it as “Inky-Dinky Spider”)
Jingle Bells

Four songs (hell, pick your own category and fill it in):
No thanks. My hair already hurts.

Now comes the “tagging” part. I won’t “tag” anyone, but there are a few peeps whose answers I think might be interesting. If any of the following are not interested in partaking, no problemo. No problemo whatsoever: GUYK (I figure I might recognize many of his tunes), Eric (I don’t think Robert Service wrote anything that would have been on American Bandstand), and Dogette (because I am always intrigued by anything she has to say).


  1. EXCELLENT Sir Jimbo!! And we don’t want you to do ANYTHING that could damage that FINE HEAD-O-Hair you got! 😉

    Thanks for playin’ along!

    Comment by Tammi — September 5, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

  2. As much as I like Mary Hopkins: “Those were the Days” (1968), It always depresses the hell out of me.
    Where have all those years gone?

    Comment by Bill — September 5, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  3. Driving Songs: “Frankenstein” — Edgar Winter (1973).

    Comment by Bill — September 5, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

  4. Thanks Jimbo but I did this one last week and I have no doubt you would recognize the songs I listed:

    Comment by GUYK — September 5, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

  5. GUYK,

    Sorry, I hadn’t noticed. However, having read your post, my instincts were right on. I knew every one of them and disagreed with damned near none. Nice going.

    P.S. Mustang Sally – Wison Pickett

    Comment by Jim — September 5, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

  6. Best Driving: “Ride My See Saw” – Moody Blues

    Best Kids: “Theme from Fraggle Rock”

    Most Embarrasing to Admit That You Like: “Incense & Peppermint” – Strawberry Alarm Clock

    Best Instrumental: (Tie) “Whipped Cream” – Tijuana Brass
    “Classical Gas” – Mason Williams
    “Canon in D-minor” – The kid that you linked to – seriously good.

    Best TV Theme Song: “Peter Gunn” – Henry Mancini

    Best Single-Instrument Complete Piece: “Fugue in G-Minor” composed by J.S. Bach, played by E. Power Biggs (You’ll have to dig around for that one, but E. Power wailin’ away on the mighty Wurlitzer is something to behold!)

    Most Guaranteed-to-annoy-the-neighbors: “Alamein Dead” by the Scots Greys (bagpipe music – I love it, it’ll raise the hair on the back of your neck, and REALLY piss off the neighbors at 1AM. Unfortunately, if you Google “Alamein Dead” what you get is … semi-disgusting.)

    Guaranteed to Bring Tears: “Amazing Grace” – solo un-accompanied voice by Judy Collins (album: “Colors of The Day”)

    Jim, I hope I wrecked your day with some of these references…. WARD

    Comment by Old Wierd Ward — September 5, 2006 @ 10:57 pm

  7. … finally, blogfodder!…

    Comment by Eric — September 6, 2006 @ 9:26 am

  8. Jim,
    Only two risque songs?
    Gotta list Santa Baby by Eartha Kit.

    Comment by Mark Reardon — September 6, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  9. Mark,

    The Alphabet Song would be risque if Eartha Kitt sang it. Good call.


    Comment by Jim — September 6, 2006 @ 7:55 pm

  10. Favorite Songs
    1. Rain – The Beatles
    2. Bron-Y-Aur – Led Zeppelin
    3. The Promise – Bruce Springsteen
    4. Walk Away Renee – Southside Johnny (cover)

    Driving Songs
    1. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
    2. Layla – Derek & The Dominoes (not that wimpy acoustic Clapton stuff)
    3. The entire Beach Boys catalog

    Worst Song
    1. Just about 99.5% of everything on MTV in the last 15 years
    2. The entire Madonna catalog
    3. This list could be waaaay too long

    Most Influential Moments
    1. Elvis
    2. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
    3. Woodstock
    4. The murder of John Lennon
    5. Newsweek and Time simultaneously running covers of Springsteen
    6. The birth of MTV showing that rock n roll, when done correctly, could traverse mediums and become more than just a sound or live experience. Rock n roll could become visual art.

    Comment by Bill Roberts — September 7, 2006 @ 9:12 am

  11. where i can find “alamein dead” as mp3??

    Comment by Kodos — June 4, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  12. Apologies to all, I am anxiously searching for the song Alamein Dead that is mentioned here, as well… Any place I might be able to find it? Thanks

    Comment by Ian — November 4, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

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