Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paging Doctor Turner

It has come to our attention that despite being a member in good standing of this here Music Club (motto: We sweat these picks, baby!)* we have not actually seen any of your, y'know, choices.

So, we are all eagerly awaiting your three picks for the following themes:

-- 3 songs that define you musically
-- 3 songs with a bridge/section that you love
-- 3 songs featuring women bands and/or singers.
-- 3 songs about or bands from a particular city
-- 3 collaborations

And the latest (and in my opinion best) theme thus far: 3 songs you like. This one is not due until early November (I forget the date).

*we don't have an official motto, but I liked that one.


  1. Okay Pat! You asked for it! Prepare for too much information!
    Music Club: These are my humble contributions.
    1. 3 songs that define me musically:
    Aja - Steely Dan
    If you know me, you know about my Dan fixation
    Everyday I Write the Book - Elvis Costello
    love the back up singers
    River Deep, Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner
    Wall of sound, agony of love, and Tina would know!!
    2. Bridges I Love:
    Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
    Awesome spoken bridge
    Don't Change Your Plans - Ben Folds
    Awesome instrumental bridge (a la Burt Bacharach)
    I Wish You Love - Blossom Dearie
    Awesome classic ABABCBA bridge, awesome song stylings by Ms. Dearie)
    3. Ladies:
    A Case of You - k. d. lang
    BLASPHEMY ALERT: I prefer her voice to Joni's
    Love and Affection - Joan Armatrading
    Gravity - Sara Bareilles
    4. City:
    Freedom of '76 - Ween
    "Boyz II Men still keepin' up the beat, yeah...:
    MotownPhilly - Boyz II Men
    "Doin' a little east coast fling..."
    A Long Walk - Jill Scott
    "Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation..."
    4 Collaborations:
    Heal the Pain - George Michael and Paul McCartney
    Veronica* - Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello
    God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach

    I hope these are not too mockable!
    I like the motto! And, if elected, I will submit my "songs I like" in November!

    *props to Marcy for her input on this category!

  2. That is NOT a vote of confidence...

  3. Is it the Boyz ii Men that takes your voice away?

  4. Okay. Speech back.

    It is shameful that EC hadn't made a showing until now. Then he shows up 3 times.

    I could have gone at least another 5 meetings without Blossom Dearie, but I suppose it was bound to happen eventually.

    Your list was a complete surprise. It is an example, though, of why I enjoy Music Club. Everyone comes up with choices (familiar and foreign, songs I like and songs I hadn't thought about liking, yet) that I just love to hear. I like hearing what everyone thinks about each others choices. I like being exposed to new songs and bands.

    We all showed our choices to each other 3 songs at a time over the course of months. I had time to take it all in. I also had beer for assistance.

    You just dropped 15 songs all at once in our collective lap. I'm sorry if my speechlessness came off as rude, but I kind of had the wind knocked out of me, and I had no beer to guide me.

    If we are voting, I say, "Ay."

    I want to hear this list.

    What's a Boyz II Men?

  5. OK, I didn't find this until just Marcy told me where to look, so sorry about the delay.

    Initial reactions:

    Love the Joan Armatrading song, and I agree with you about the k d lang version of Case of You.

    Nice snake on the collaborations -- Marcy's love of a theme within a theme is coming through there.

    I've only got one Ween disc, but I enjoy the hell out of it -- looking forward to hearing this one (I'll register for Lala so I can hear the embed)......never heard of either Edward Sharpe or Blossom Dearie.

    All in all, that's a tough thing to put together all that in one shot. Bravo.

  6. Yeah, I'd never heard of Edward Sharpe, either, but that is a great song.

  7. Whew! Thanks for the positive feedback, guys! (Sorry it took a while for me to respond - work hit me like a tsunami when I came back in on Wednesday). Jim, you scared me at first, I will admit, but I love your philosophy of music club!

    Can't wait to meet up in person hopefully sometime in December!

  8. Also, we have 12 (although it seems like a lot more) Blossom Dearie CDs at the gallery that occasionally fall into heavy rotation when my boss is in that kind of mood. I like MY ATTORNEY BERNIE, that fact that during the live recording she introduces 2 different songs as the most requested song in her repertoire, and the song with the lyric "Pencils come from Pennsylvania."


Weekend reading recommendation here!

This interview is fantastic. Quincy is the man!