Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday 5 for September 13: dd/mm/yyyy

Here are my answers to this week’s Friday 5 asked by Scrivener. Great bunch of questions! Have a superstitious-free good Friday the 13th!

1. What’s a good song with a time of day in its title?

"It's Five O Clock Somewhere" - Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett … This is such a kick -back end of the work day song.

Other time of day songs I like:
  • Five O Clock World - The Vogues
  • 11:59 - Blondie
  • 8:15 - The Guess Who
  • Twelve Thirty - The Mamas and the Papas
2. What’s a good song with a day of the week in its title?

There are plenty of day songs…. my favorites are:

“Tuesday Afternoon” - The Moody Blues - part of their successful Days of Future Past concept album that came out in 1967. Nice orchestration and includes their signature song, “Nights in White Satin".

Other great "day" songs include:

"Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting" - Elton John - good basic rock n roll fun….
"Saturday Night is Dead" - Graham Parker - one of several scorching rockers off of 1979s Squeezing Out Sparks album.
"Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones - beautiful song from 1967.
"Manic Monday" - The Bangles first big hit single…. came out in 1986. Written by Prince.
"Monday Monday" - The Mamas and the Papas
"Sunday Will Never Be the Same" - Spanky and our Gang from 1967.
"Friday I'm in Love" - The Cure - really? From 1992's Wish album.

3. What’s a good song with a month in its title?

There aren't too many month songs that come to mind. In the last ten years, this one is a recent favorite:

"Back to December" - Taylor Swift - It was the last good song she had before she became a pop princess.

Other month songs in my collection:

"November Spawned a Monster" - Morrissey
"If We Make It Through December" - Merle Haggard
"Raiders of the Lost Ark March" - John Williams / London Symphony... that's kind of stretching it... heh... from 1981 movie.

4. What’s a good song with a year in its title?

Here are my favorites:

"In the Year 2525" - Zager and Evans - This dystopian song was a huge #1 hit in 1969…. It speculated whether or not the human race would survive and what humans would be doing in the far off future.

Other year songs that I like:

  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - Paul McCartney and Wings.
  • 1984 - Spirit (another dystopian Orwellian song)
  • 1982 - Randy Travis
  • 1999 - Prince
5. What’s a good song with the word “time” in its title?

There are more than 500 songs with “time” in their titles on my iTunes. Some of my favorites are:

  • Time Waits For No One - The Rolling Stones
  • Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
  • The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
  • Big Time - Peter Gabriel
  • Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
  • No Time - The Guess Who
  • Isn't It About Time - Stephen Stills and Manasas
  • Time - Pink Floyd
  • Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon
  • Time of the Season - The Zombies
  • Comes a  Time - Neil Young
  • Any Old Time - Maria Muldaur
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)
And I'm going to stick this one in here because I like this song a lot... "Hung Up" by Madonna in which "time" and a heavy sampling of ABBA's "Gimmie Gimmie A Man After Midnight" figures into the song.... This is from 2005.

And with that video posted, I'm out of time and gotta go. BYE!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Friday 5 for September 6: From the Top

The following questions come from Scrivener's Friday 5 blog.
The theme this week is "From the Top".... hmmm... let's see.
Here are the questions....

1. What’s a food or drink whose bottom is better than its top?

There aren't too much that I can think of here... what do I like scraping bottom for? The leftover chocolate that did not completely dissolve from what's left of hot cocoa comes to mind....  I would also say the ice cubes left at the bottom of a soda or just plain water is something that I like better than the drink.

2. What’s at the top of your weekend agenda?

Not in any particular order... getting some mail out (the kind requiring paper and stamps), cleaning, going grocery shopping, resting, and not much else at the top of my agenda. Generally my weekends are usually ho-hum and I like it that way. Nothing to exciting in my life.

3. When did you last wear a non-hat covering for your head?

Back in 2010 I had the privilege of sailing out on the nuclear aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. I was there for a media tour as a photographer for an online publication. One thing I remember is that we had to wear a protective headgear called a "cranial" when we went to observe operations on the flight deck of the carrier and also wear that on the helicopter ride back to Joint Base Hickam-Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.

4. What tunes did you spin this week?

As of this posting on my Last FM site the most recent ten tunes played are the following:

I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles
The Happening - The Supremes
(If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream - Brenda Lee
Happy Together - The Turtles
Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
I Know A Place - Petula Clark
No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits
The Letter - The Box Tops
Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies
Ain't Gonna Move - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs

I've been on a 1960s rock /pop streak this weekend. Many of the things I play on iTunes or my Android gets logged on Last FM. I also like to play my old vinyl records, tapes, radio or CDs and none of those get logged.

5. When were you last on the roof of a building?

I live on the eighth floor of my 17-floor condo building. Therefore I am on the roof of whoever lives on the 4th through 7th floors of this building. I can also look down on the building next to mine from my 8th floor balcony. Nice view of the air conditioning units is all I will show. Heh.