Sounds Like Saturday or: Kissing Baboons

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Today is the 40th anniversary of Peter Gabriel’s third self-titled solo album which fans have gone to calling “Melt” because it looks like half his face is melting. It has one of my favorite PG songs on it and I want to do my own cover of it someday (plus it has the awesome Kate Bush doing the jeux sans frontières” part. But until then, this group does a pretty darn good version. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle.” – “Games Without Frontiers” (Gabriel)

Now Normal Chronicle or: It’s Private

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Today is the 36th anniversary of Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album. There was a lot I could have played from this album but I went with this. The singer in this video kind of seems like she’s a bit burnt out. I don’t know, but it’s entertaining. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“A prisoner of your love. Entangled in your web. Hot whispers in the night. I’m captured by your spell (captured). Oh, yes, I’m touched by this show of emotion. Should I be fractured by your lack of devotion? Should I? Should I?” – “Better Be Good To Me” (Chapman/Chinn/Knight)

Now Normal Chronicle or: Reasons to Believe

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Today is the 49th anniversary of Rod Stewart’s third album, Every Picture Tells a Story. I’ve always had a nonchalant attitude toward Stewart. I don’t mind him but don’t usually go looking for him, either. I liked his poppier-ended stuff that came in the 80s best. Anyway, this is a great tune and a great rendition. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“If I gave you time to change my mind, I’d find a way just to leave the past behind. Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried. Still, I look to find a reason to believe.” – “Reason to Believe” (Hardin)

Now Normal Chronicles or: Freewheelin’

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Today is the anniversary of a few albums. Mike Oldfield’s Crises (37), Neil Young’s American Stars ‘N Bars and Dixie Dregs’s Free Fall (both 43), Paul McCartney & Wings’s Venus And Mars (45), and perhaps, at least to me, Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which is 57 today. I’ve stated many, many times that Dylan is not usually my cup of tea, but I really like this album. Mostly because of one song. One that meant so much to The BCPF in her exodus from her first marriage. It’s the song I chose for today. I like the harmonies here. It’s a good rendition. I could have probably found a better version but I liked the execution of this one. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Well, it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe, ifin’ you don’t know by now. An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe. It’ll never do somehow. When your rooster crows at the break a-dawn, look out your window and I’ll be gone. You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on. Don’t think twice, it’s all right.” – “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (Dylan)

Now Normal Chronicles or: The Screw Up

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So, yesterday I said it was the 33rd anniversary of The Cure’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album. Well, I was wrong. That anniversary is today. So to make up for it, I decided that today I was going to do one from yesterday. Yesterday was the 37th anniversary of Dio’s debut album, Holy Diver. This all-girl group kicks butt and I love hearing the crowd sing along with them. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re all smokin’ hot! Enjoy!!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Got shiny diamonds. Like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue. Something is coming for you, look out! Race for the morning. You can hide in the sun ’till you see the light. Oh, we will pray it’s all right.” – “Holy Diver” (Dio)

Memorial or: Kiss Me x 3

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First of all, here’s to remembering all who sacrificed everything to ensure that I can write this blog day after day, argue or agree with people, talk on my podcasts, have my cake and eat it too. Happy Memorial Day, y’all.

Also, today is the 33rd anniversary of The Cure’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album to which The BCPF said, “oh, Lord!” I am not going to say anything other than this girl does a great job of this song. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“You, soft and only. You, lost and lonely. You, just like heaven.” – “Just Like Heaven” (Smith/Gallup/Thompson/Tolhurst/Williams)

 

Spinning Sunday or: The Listen 5/23/20

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Another Saturday passes that we didn’t get to darken the door of Underdog Records. That doesn’t mean Underdog isn’t busy. Heck no! Jonathan is running himself ragged to make deliveries and has extended the reach to Greensboro, High Point and other places. So, definitely watch the Underdog Records Facebook and Instagram and watch what he’s releasing. Purchasing is first-come-first-serve so be on the lookout. Also, you can purchase new vinyl anytime day or night on the website. If you’re outside of the delivery area or just don’t want Jonathan to drop stuff off at your door, then he offers “unlimited” LPs (I’m sure it’s a little limited) for a flat rate $4.

This week’s “listens” were abundant. 22 albums I got through from Monday-Friday.

And, per usual, this week’s streaming listens comes from Discogs’ shuffle feature and it has to be an album that I own on vinyl (outside of peripheral things like Beeswax Vinyl & More listens), that way it’s like listening to my vinyl but with headphones from my computer whilst The BCPF works 10 feet away. Here’s the list (this is in order of listens):

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Whew! A long listening list indeed! It was spread out, too. The BCPF remarked how I went from Streisand to Megadeth. It worked. I love Streisand and I’m not afraid to admit that. But, I was ready for something heavy after having gone through The Mamas and the Papas and Streisand back to back. It worked, as I said.

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Well, yesterday, here’s what The BCPF and I listened to, actually on vinyl:

All-in-all, it was a great listening week. I just hope to get into Underdog Records soon to rummage through the used vinyl.

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Again, check out Underdog Records’ social and web stuffs. Buy records. Use Discogs to keep track of your collection and use it’s groovy (see what I did there) shuffle feature.

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!


“I was seventeen, you were just a dream. I was mesmerized, I felt scared inside. You broke my heart and I still can feel the pain. I’ve been counted out, I’ve had fear and doubt. I’ve been starry-eyed, never satisfied. Because late at night I still need you just the same.” – “Sure Know Something” (Stanley/Poncia)

Sounds Like Saturday or: The Fall of the Dynasty

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Today is the 41st anniversary of KISS’ Dynasty album. I have, of course, written about it before. You can actually read my account of it here. Since it’s a “Sounds Like Saturday” post, I’ll just post a tune. Hahbahdat? This is one of my faves on the album and it’s from before Paul lost his powerful voice. He still holds up today but he’s showing like a 70-year old that has sung with power (perhaps pushing it too far) for his entire life. Anywhat! Enjoy!

It’s also the sixth anniversary of KISS 40 which was a compilation album to commemorate the 40 years of KISS. That’s all I’m going to mention of that.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“And in the night in the crowd, she’ll be there as she prances by your watch. While your dreams fade away.” – “Magic Touch” (Stanley)

Now Normal Chronicles or: A Day Late

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Yesterday, I was slammed with a lot of stuff and I did the video when I should have written a post about my nephew’s birthday. I didn’t forget about the birthday because I actually saw and talked to him and even gave him a birthday hug. I just forgot to post about it. 33085412_10217184167462592_3210161378547466240_n

It was a big one, maybe the biggest, certainly the biggest in his lifetime. It was the 21st birthday. So, you see, the biggest. I mean after 21, what do you have to look forward to? Retirement? Who gets to do that anymore?

He’s been through a lot in his life — good, bad, indifferent. He lived in California for about 3 minutes, he came back. He worked for a pizza place. He has aspirations. I don’t really even know what most of them are. It doesn’t matter what they are, I’ll just do what I can to support him in his efforts.

Happy solar circumnavigational anniversary day, Cory.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“You say it’s your birthday!” – “Birthday” (Lennon/McCartney)

Now Normal Chronicles or: What’s Going On?

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There are a lot of albums that are celebrating anniversaries today: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (49), Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram (also 49), Blue Öyster Cult’s Agents Of Fortune (44), Saxon’s debut s/t (41 which may or may not be a good thing), Cinderella’s Long Cold Winter and Poison’s Open Up and Say…Ahh! (both 32), Soul II Soul’s Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning (30), Scorpions’ Pure Instinct and Soundgarden’s Down On The Upside (24), Poison’s Hollyweird (18). Some good things and some not so great things.

But, you know of all those and yeah, I know that one of the greatest albums of all time (#6 on the RS list), I cannot resist playing this. You knew it was coming when you read the list and you knew it was coming because the preview said so. But, dangit! I think it’s hilarious (btw, Bruce Dickinson had nothing to do with the album and no one named Gene played on it either)… Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I got a fever! And the only prescription… is more cowbell!” – Bruce Dickinson