Whether you know it or not, the title of each blog is the music that I’m listening to for the day. As I type this now, I’m digging on “When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door)” and I’m thinking about writing Davy Jones a letter. Not that I want the Marcia Brady treatment or anything.
‘More Of The Monkees’ is the album you must have for your collection. Some pricks will say that you need the Original Soundtrack to ‘Head’… But listen to THIS prick and get what I told ‘ya. You won’t be sorry.
If I were in a band, I would do a cover of “Your Auntie Grizelda”. That is one of my all time favorite songs.
And I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately… What are my all time favorite songs?
I’ve been toying with the idea of making a special mix CD for friends and family called ‘Eugene’s Hit List’. Here are some tunes that have registered themselves on the list…
The Monkees’ “Your Auntie Grizelda”, The Knack’s “My Sharona”, and MORE! Listen to this great offer…
Actually, there is a list sitting about 1 O’clock from my position. I just can’t let the cat out of the bag. And… If you’d like the complete list… Check back later when it becomes reality.
Many moons later…
And right now… I’m checking the time and forty-five minutes have somehow disappeared, there’s a few CD’s piled up in front of me and Heavens Sakes’ ‘Shinola’ is playing.
Yeah… I started adding more tunes to my list.
Music is of great importance to me. Probably as much as television and movies. Really… I’m trying to say that I’m an “entertainment junkie”. It’s a sickness except I don’t stick needles in my arms and a lot of my goodies can be found just by paying a cable company or satellite provider for their fine service.
And music can be found cheaply. Purchase it on CD, download for a small fee, or check out a local band.
For me, music can always find its way to mean something deeper whenever you hear it again. The first few times, you hear nothing because you haven’t experienced it yet. Or maybe a tune hasn’t gotten on your good side yet. But, there’s a reason that it’s in your collection. During repeated listening, it will take you back to a time and the meaning comes into focus from the lyrics. Sometimes music can be deeply satisfying and orgasmic.
I’m a sucker for good melody and substance. I also like the sensory bitch-slap from hard rock bands that blow things up. My tastes are varied and I have thousands of reasons why you should like it too. You don’t have to agree with it, but I won’t stop trying to sale you the product. Hell, my dying words will probably include some of the lyrics to “Cold Shower” by Kix.
Lets consider 70’s country singer and television show artist, Jim Stafford. I will try to sale you on him…
Jim Stafford… With hit songs like “Spiders and Snakes”… the pro-marijuana song “Wildwood Weed”… and Mr. Furley’s eye-popping innuendo song “My Girl Bill”.
The guy was damn funny. And one of my favorites by him is a true deep cut called “Sixteen Little Red Noses”.
It’s a strange little song… If you think banjos playing the blues is strange. The lyrics were funny as hell. He’s a married man that comes home to find his wife with a naked man. Her excuse?
He was a nudist who came in to use the phone.
There is even deeper weirdness in the song, but I will let you discover that for yourself. IF you can find it. I would be surprised if someone has that one on his or her MP3 player.
Go ahead. I double dog dare you to find it.