Sunday Morning Music

recordHiya All —

I hope you are having a terrific weekend !!!!

Today’s theme is surprises.

And this post
is full of them.

I don’t wanna give
away too much,
I just hope you
give it a listen,
—— and enjoy it.

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Natalie Imbruglia —
Wrong Impression

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Beth Hart and
Joe Bonnamassa –
I’d Rather Go Blind

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Deep Purple —
“Stormbringerrec

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Blackfoot —
Morning Dew

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Eagles —
Seven Bridges Road

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Mitch Ryder and
the Detroit Wheels —
” Devil With The Blue Dress “

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Elvis Costello —
” Lipstick Vogue “

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OutKast —
” The Way You Move ” 

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Santana —
” Corazon Espinado ” music

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Patrice Rushen —
” Forget Me Nots “

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Audioslave —
” Like A Stone “

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Amy Winehouse —
” Lullaby of Birdland ” 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers —
” Californication ” 

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Esther Phillips-
” Native New Yorker ” 

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Alpha Blondy —brief
” I Wish You Were Here “

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Bebel Gilberto —
” The Girl From Ipanema ” 

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Chris Rea —
” Josephine ” 

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Sarah Vaughan —
” Take The ‘A’ Train ” 

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Chaka Khan —mgmplaytape
” I Feel For You ( 12″ ) ” 

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No Doubt —
” Bathwater ” 

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Bob Marley —
” Is This Love “

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Tina Turner —
” We Don’t Need Another Hero ( EXT ) 

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Queens of the Stone Age —
” No One Knows ” hop

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Spandau Ballet —
” True ( Extended Mix ) 

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong —
” Cheek To Cheek ” 

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Cranberries —
” Just My Imagination “

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Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger —
” Walk and Don’t Look Back

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Ive Mendes —
Never Felt Love Like This  ”

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Cars —
” Drive ( Extended Version )

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And here’s one for our resident
Aerosmith fan Mrs. Fever:

Aerosmith —
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing ”

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Our classic album choices of the week:

Yes – ” Fragile ” (1972) 

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ZZ Top — ” Afterburner ” (1985) 

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The Mail Bag Of The Future

Yes, friends —

– experience the
mail bag of
tomorrow, today —

or the mail bag
of next week ,
this week,
if you’d rather —

Any abstruse
overstatement that
you’d choose to use to
exaggerate the mundane
truth is just fine with me..

Cause, really —

It’s just another
Muscleheaded
MailBag Post.

Hey-
I did have you
going for a
second, right?

That’s why they call me
Mister Excitement, man.

Ok-

so, they don’t really
call me anything
like that but,
I’ve been noticing how
they sell cars on TV
these days —

they all look
the exact damn
same to me,
but somehow
the ballyhoo and
advertising rhetoric
makes it sound like
certain models were
designed to be so
very, very, very, very
distinctive and different.

Very.

Very Very.

Blech.

Like the over-paid
actor in the commercial
who tells his
over-priced SUV
‘ good job ‘
after it’s computer
screen entertains
him during a
long ferry ride.

Yes, well.

Anyhoo –

I figured maybe
that I’d spruce
up our MailBag post
with all sorts of similar
hype nonsense in
the hopes that hardly
anyone would notice
that it’s pretty much
just another batch of
interesting vintage
postcards without
that much of a
rhyme or reason
tying them together.

Which of course,
is staying true
to the original,
impenetrable,
profoundly vapid
reasoning that
has made the
Muscleheaded
Blog – for over 10
years –
so wonderfully
unreadable for
anyone but those
super special,
happy few who
somehow understand
just what the
fuck this thing
is all about.

Thank heaven for em.

I wish somebody’d
explain it to me
sometime.

Cause I’m totally
flummuzzled and
carnfoosed.

Still,
we carry on.

Happy Friday Y’all.

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!! HOY !!

 

Bell Bottomed Blues

” Bell bottom blues
You made me cry
I don’t want to
lose this feeling
If I could choose
a place to die
It would be in your arms “

Here’s an interesting story
from the world of the
golden age
of rock and roll….
and another involving
Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd –

It concerns the song
Bell Bottom Blues “.

Now, you might remember
from a previous episode of
the Muscleheaded Blog 

( as well as from Rolling
Stone, Creem, and some
other 1960’s publications )

that Eric Clapton has a very
strong yen for Pattie,
who was, at the time,
(1969-1970) his friend
George Harrison’s first wife.

( He had written
Layla ” for her..
among other songs. )

Pattie knew that Clapton
was due to go on an
American tour, and asked
Eric to bring her back a
couple pair of American
bell-bottomed jeans.

According to Eric:
“Pattie asked me to get her
some pairs of these jeans
we used to call Landlubbers“.

And of course,
he did.

Ok, so it’s a short story.
Sue me.

Ahem.

Bell bottom jeans were
all the rage in the rock
and roll scene back then —
and American bells were
the most popular.

Hell, I remember a pair
of elephant bells that I
wore to a Junior High
dance that made me as
temporarily popular as
the Beatles.

Ahem again.

Interestingly enough,
as so many cultural cools
are, bell bottom pants
began with the Navy –

they’d been around
since the 1850’s —
popular with Sailors
because they were
easily rolled up –
and they soon became
synonymous with the Navy
uniform.

(The British Navy version
were much more like
bell-bottoms than the U.S.
– ours are more like
what you might call ‘flairs’. )

This identification
with the Navy
became especially evident
during World War II :

Kay Kyser had a minor hit
with the ‘Sailor in the bell
bottoms’ theme in 1945 –

So did Louis Prima with
Bell Bottom Trousers ”

And bug-eyed comedian
Jerry Colonna did a
novelty piece on
the Bob Hope tour about
it.

As for the fashion fad,
well, that seems to
have started around
1965 as the evolution
of the beatniks
into the hippie movement
was in full swing —

Cher wore a pair of bell
bottoms in a very wide
circulated photo of her
and Sonny on their
honeymoon.

And that year, the
Coasters released a song
called ” Bell Bottom Slacks
and A Chinese Kimono “.

In 1966, Sonny Warner
had a minor hit with :
Bell Bottom Blue Jeans ” .

Considering how big the
whole cultural phenom
was – it’s a bit surprising
that more contemporary
songs weren’t performed
about them –

most of the good ones
about bell bottoms
pre-dated the hippie days,
like:

Teresa Brewer’s
Bell Bottom Blues
from around 1954 —

or post-dated it,
like:

Helen Cornelius’s 1974
Bell Bottom Trousers“…

or The Beautiful South’s
Bell Bottomed Tear
(about a relationship
with a Sailor )

— but Clapton’s
love tribute song
about Pattie would
have been hard to beat
, anyway.

!! HOY !!!

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Sunday Morning Music

Hiya —

Welcome to
Sunday Morning Music !

Ahhh…. sweet music.

The stuff that
dreams are made of.

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This one’s courtesy of my
old friend Mrs. Fever:

Aerosmith —
Dream On

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Carly Simon :
The Stuff That Dreams
Are Made Of

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Cranberries —
Dreams

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Randy Newman —
Last Night I Had A Dream

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Brian Culbertson —
Dreaming Of You

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Cass Elliott —
Dream A Little Dream

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Johnny Hates Jazz —
Shattered Dreams

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Moody Blues —
” Your Wildest Dreams

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Monkees —
” Daydream Believer

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Depeche Mode —
” Dreaming Of Me ” 

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Allman Brothers —
” Dreams (live) ” 

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Everything But The Girl —
Little Dreams

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Oasis —
Keep The Dream Alive

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Sarah Vaughan
Darn That Dream

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Tom Petty —
Running Down A Dream

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Lovin Spoonful —
Daydream

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Talking Heads —
Dream Operator

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Van Morrison —
” These Dreams Of You

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Doctor John —
” When You’re Feeling
Blue- Dream “

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Blondie —
Dreaming

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Tom Waits —
Innocent When You Dream

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George Benson —
” Summer Wishes,
Winter Dreams “

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The Cars —
A Dream Away

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Van Halen —
 ” Dreams

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The Coral —
When I’m Dreaming Of You

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Average White Band–
” She’s A Dream “

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Daryl Hall —
” Dreamtime

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Platters —
My Dream

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Beyonce —
Dreaming

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No Doubt —
Dreaming The Same Dream

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Fleetwood Mac —
” Dreams ” 

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!! HOY !!

The Friday Mail Bag

Friends are always
sending me very
interesting stuff
that makes me laugh –

– and then
I have to
start wondering –

– just how I’m gonna
squeeze it into a post
somehow.

That can get
pretty tricky
at times.

But no worries,
cause the
‘your author has
simply had an attack

of writers’ block,
and that means pictures ‘
excuse is certainly alive
and well around here.

Hmmmmm…..

When you think
about it, it’s more
like a ‘mind-cramp’
than a writer’s ‘block’…

And
“Hydrate, hydrate,
hydrate” is the rule
for cramps, ya know.

So…
let’s see —

This new bottle of
Wild Turkey looks
like it could be
quite refreshing.

Ahem.

I’m not really sure
that would loosen
up the mind ‘cramps’
or not.

Or maybe you guys
need the stuff more
than I do to read the
babble that’s been
gurgling out so far
for this edition of
the Friday Mail Bag.

But the submissions
that we’ve gotten
are all pretty cool….
( more, please )

so, we’ll try a little
less conversation
and a little more action.

Seems I’ve heard
that phrase
somewhere before.

Probably from my
first girl friends.

Ok-
well,
here goes.

Without any
further ado.

The

Friday

Mail

Bag.

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!!! HOY !!!

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Sunday Morning Music

We’re waxing philosophical
on today’s Sunday Morning
Music Post —

We’ve got all kinds of
cool music written
with the intention
of making the
listener think ……

Maybe it sounds like hard
work on a Sunday morning,
but these pieces make it
easy !

Enjoy !

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George Harrison —
” What Is Life

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Gladys Knight —
I Hope You Dance

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Moody Blues —
Question

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Fifth Dimension —
Requiem

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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer —
” In The Beginning “

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Hothouse Flowers —
” I Can See Clearly Now

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Neil Young —
My, My, Hey, Hey

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Eva Mendes —
The Windmills Of Your Mind

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Al Green & Annie Lennox —
” Put A Little Love In Your Heart”

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Van Morrison —
So Quiet In Here

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The Bells —
Stay Awhile

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David Bowie —
Heroes

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Harry Chapin —
” Shooting Star

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Lucinda Williams —
Foolishness

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Johnny Cash —
One

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Fleetwood Mac —
Peacekeeper

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Oasis —
Live Forever

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Allman Brothers —
Into The Mystic

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Richard Harris —
” Didn’t We

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Collective Soul —
” Heaven Let Your Shine Down

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David Gilmour —
” Comfortably Numb

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Melanie —
” Dust In The Wind

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Coldplay —
” Paradise

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Don McLean —
Vincent

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John Legend —
” Who Do We Think We Are

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!! HOY !!