Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Be Gentle, Robin!

5/13/18



When I was a Kindergartner, I attended Washington Elementary School in Pocatello, Idaho.  My memory is garbage when it comes to what happened last week, but I have fairly vivid memories of my childhood, including these formative years for me in Pocatello before my family moved the following year to Utah.

Today's song is kind of fun, because it comes from that time in my life.  Around that time there was a singer-songwriter named Peter Allsop who had released a children's album that my parents purchased for us.  I LOVED these songs and between me and my brother & sister we practically wore the tape out on the cassette we owned.   These songs are permanently tattooed to my brain.

Just now, I couldn't remember how we came across Peter Allsop's music.  In my memory, there was a an event at my school, and he was there selling cassette tapes of his albums.  The memory is pretty vivid to me, but I just asked my brother and he says that he doesn't remember this.  The year was 1985 and I was 6 years old, so who knows.  More than likely I only imagined meeting him, or I got him mixed up with someone else.


OK, I'm rambling.  Today's song comes from Peter Allsop, from his 1983 album "Wha'D'Ya Wanna Do?"  This is a great album for kids, I highly recommend it!

The song stuck in my head is called "Be Gentle, Robin!" have a listen little buddies....












I hope you enjoyed the song stuck in my head.

Does anybody read these?  haha.  Love you.  Brady

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

She's a Bad Mama Jama

5/6/18

Nobody misses his early 80's MTV watching days more than me!  Here's an oldie that was stuck in my head on Sunday morning, that came quite as a surprise! 

This is Carl Carlton, released the same year of MJ's "Thriller" from 1982. 







Enjoy my little friends

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bring Me My Bride/Wonderwall/ I Wanna Be Adored

4/8/18

I have some catching up to do.  Maybe a sign that this blog will fall flat into the dust-- for now I still like sharing songs so here's the latest.

This comes from Sondheim's 1962 Musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

It's the finale to Act I where meathead army captain Miles Gloriosus comes to claim his bride.  Here's what the song sounds like y'alls.









4/22/18

Pleasantly surprised to find Oasis' 1995 hit "Wonderwall" stuck in my head.  Here it is for nostalgia and cause it's a great song:









4/29/18

Here's another goodie, this is the opening track to The Stone Roses 1989 classic self-titled album.  It's called "I Wanna Be Adored"  Listen listen listen:














Sunday, April 15, 2018

Western Union

4/1/18

Today's song is unique in that it was a tune I had heard for years without hearing the actual recording of the song.  My ol' dad used to sing this one all the time  ♪Western Uniooooooon da da da da da du du du du du da da da♫  I loved waking up to this one in my head and promptly found the 1967 hit (by Five Americans) on YouTube and bought the song to add to my collection.

At Easter dinner with my parents and brothers we talked about the song and before long everybody had guitars out and it quickly turned into a jam session.  I come from a cool family.

We recorded it, and here it is to enjoy.







And here's the original group performing the song.  It's a catchy one.









For the record, Five Americans disbanded in 1969, two years after their hit, and only two of the founding members are still alive. 

I had fun sharing this song with you.  Have a good one pals.

Brady

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Shadow Government

Hey Pals,

3/25/18-  I woke up thinking about the recent Facebook security breach and this random song by They Might Be Giants wandered into my brain.  The song is related to Government secrecy and is coincidentally called "The Shadow Government."

Let's pretend you and I are having a conversation about They Might Be Giants and you ask me to share with you some of my favorite songs by the legendary band.  Would "The Shadow Government" be one of those songs?  Absolutely not! (But it's still pretty OK song I guess)

But this is what's fun about my blog right?  I DON'T GET TO DECIDE WHICH SONG TO BLOG ABOUT, MY CRAZY BRAIN DOES!!!

So, mon amie, here's the song stuck in my head, which is from TMBG's 2007 album "The Else"