"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." - Steven Wright
M'ning, A.M.You start off 2015 with an offering which, in the light of your previous choices, I see as being 'you' all over - and there's no doubt that it's a goody.I see that this single was bigger here, getting to #3 in '82, than K's home USA where it just managed #10. There has been some discussion in the past on mine and other blogs about 'Desert Island Discs', the name referring to a BBC radio programme which has been running for getting towards 70 years now, in which a celebrity or well-known person in any field, has to choose the eight single tracks which s/he has to live with exclusively for, potentially, the remainder of his/her life (having been supposedly marooned on a desert island with nothing else for entertainment). At the end of the programme that person then has to nominate which single track would be their choice if it was to be narrowed down to just one nomination.Their decision really let's us see that person very candidly 'exposed' as to where their tastes lie. I'd hazard a guess that 'Get Down On It' would stand a good chance of being YOUR ultimate choice. Am I close to the mark? - even scoring a bulls-eye? We've got to know you, oh, so well, A.M. - and we love you all the more for it.I know I'm not alone in thinking often of Cajun, with associated feelings of utter helplessness, There's a residual feeling of discomfort present when writing light-heartedly on other blogs about unrelated matters, though what can one realistically do? I see there are disparate responses to his last blog, all well-meaning. It would be vain to interfere there in what must be a painful period, at least mentally, for him (that means you, C, if you're reading this) - and of course we wish total comfort and consolation in what's to happen next, whatever that might be.
8 single tracks...let's see:LA woman - the doorsa hard day's night - the beatlesmiss you - the rolling stonespurple haze - jimi hendrixhound dog - elvis presleyup on the roof - james taylorstand by me - ben e. kingI won't back down - tom petty & the heartbreakersjust one - I won't back down; it's my personal fight song, it was a hit when I was diagnosed with cancer. it got me through the rough times with the illness, then with my divorce."associated feelings of utter helplessness" - yep, this is how I feel also. and it bothers me.
What a splendid list, A.M.! I'm most impressed at the way you've entered into the spirit of the thing. That is EXACTLY the kind of list we want to hear about. The only one of yours I don't know straight off the top of my head is the first one, but once I play The Doors track I'm pretty sure it will come back to me.Your final choice (only in terms of where it's listed) is a very personal connection of a particular song - and there's always one special one which we will all have as precious to us alone. In this case, as it applies uniquely to yourself you're mentioning of it is all the more valuable in giving us a minute insight into your very soul. Thank you for revealing that. It'll be special for me now too, in associating it only with you.In my own list, which I did about 4 or 5 years ago I think, I chose 5 classical pieces but I also had to pick at least one Beatles track. I eventually opted for 'Hey Jude' but it could have been one of about 30 others of theirs.'A Hard Day's night' was actually the first Beatles record which I bought as a single. Before then I honestly just couldn't stand them, but this was the one that made me sit up and realise that there was something special there - and from that moment on I was converted in a very big way.Thanks for playing along, A.M. Your response makes me wonder if it's time to resurrect this little 'game'. We'll see.With thoughts, as ever, for dear suffering Cajun, I bid you a lusty "'bye for now".
oooooooh, perhaps I should do a list for "classical music" and another for "jazz/swing/big band music".
Well, the list is supposed to be an ultimate, very personal selection from ALL types of music- to also include spoken word, if wished. Sorry I hadn't made that clear. But we get your drift, A.M., and yours is still a fascinating and revealing selection.
smooches! but I'mma gonna do my own lists because (1) I am stubborn and (2) my blog, my rules.
Okay, we'll allow you that, A.M., but only if you post them here.
will do, honey! :)
Great music choice for the weekend. I'm hoping I'll get to see some cars. The annual auto show is going on.
the philly car show is the end of this month, I believe.
I would get down on it if I had something to get down on. Have a great weekend.
keep rejecting the frogs and the prince will show up eventually!
We were up and outta the house at 7:30 AM this morning for Carlos' doctor's appointment, so the only thing I'm gonna get down on, is the bed for a wee nap!Have a great weekend AM!
WHAT? you are a newlywed! A NAP? quelle dommage! ;-b
I'm only a "legal" newlywed. I am an old, okay not SO old, partnered man who is still recovering from a neighbor's New Years Day bash!
well, in THAT case...confidentially, I just awoke from a nap 1 hour ago.
Go girl!Just shot you an e mail, text or call me back after you read it.
done; go check your e-mail.
I forgot to thank you for you phone messageThank you old gal xxx
you are welcome, precious. one of these days WE WILL speak in person!
Perfect Saturday Night Dance Party to kick off the new year... GET DOWN ON IT!!! XOXO MAC
now if only I had one of mistress maddie's houseboyz to get down on...(wink wink nudge nudge)
Hello Anne Marie, Sorry I'm late to the conga party, again. I'm doing a Tom Cruse Risky Business dance in my spare bedroom complete with white BVDs and dress shirt. (wink wink ;) Say cute kittehs all, be sure to give them a kiss good night for me. My new years resolution is to blog post more and to leave more comments on friends blogs. Happy 2015! Randy in NEB.
hello darling! a GREAT resolution!"I'm doing a Tom Cruse Risky Business dance in my spare bedroom complete with white BVDs and dress shirt. (wink wink ;)" - now I wanna see a pix of THAT!
Boy, after last night, I can't party any more! Whew!Peace <3Jay
oh ho ho, and just WHAT did YOU do last night, hmmmmm?
Ate and drank WAY too much at a wedding reception at a posh DC hotel! I will blog about it tomorrow!Jay
did you catch the bouquet or the garter?
I could have sworn I left a comment here over the weekend.The blogger fairies took it away.
hohoho. this is the first comment I have seen from you on THIS post. there were comments from you on other posts, which I have answered. and you left some for spouse on his blog too.