Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thoughts on the next meeting

As much as I love the music baby theme, I'm wondering how you guys feel about swapping it for something that requires less thought (it is almost summer and all)? The last theme was so maddening for a few of us! I think Greg brought up bringing some of our favorite music from the first have of 2010 and hell, it is a stand out year so far. That could be a super fun mix.
Thoughts?
Also, does June 24th work for everyone?

39 comments:

  1. Which year, now? This one? I was not aware of any music that came out this year.

    I was told I wouldn't have to pay attention. I was promised that I could live in as distant a past as I wanted for as long as I wanted.

    Maybe as soon as this stupid LOST finale has happened I can become somewhat more aware of the the present day music world. We shall see.

    Oh wait, we're not talking about that Vampire band again. Are we? When will all these Twilight themed music projects just go away?

    Go Team Bella!

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  2. I am having a great time with this theme, and there is not a vampire or werewolf in sight. Yes Jim, there are werewolves...

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  3. Are you speaking of bands or Twilight? I know the werewolves in Twilight, but the bands are unfamiliar. I know Band of Horses, but horses aren't really monsters. Werewolf Parade? Werewolf Eyes? Howling Werewolf? Los WereLobos? Steppenwerewolf?

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  4. Band of Werewolves. Werewolf Weekend.

    I'm okie dokie with the original theme btw. Just took me a few days.

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  5. Oh, you. It just took me a few days. Such a braggart.
    I'm OK with the old theme or the new theme, but it is going to take me the entire time, I think.
    First Theme: How do you make a baby song? We never really covered that when I was in school. The teachers were very uptight, very conservative. We were just told when you love a sing a whole lot, and you maybe love another song, stuff could happen. You could could end up with a baby song. Baby songs were a lot of responsibility, not to mention MTDs (musically transmitted diseases). So we weren't supposed to listen to a bunch of different kind of music when I was young. I was pretty sheltered. Kind of going wild now, if you know what I mean.
    Theme 2: I am going to have to see what on my I-tunes is actually from this year. I'll go check right now. Really? That's it, huh? Wow, I'm pathetic. Crap, am I a hippy? Far out, Man. Jimi just had a record come out last month. I saw him at Monterey. Total trip, Man.

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  6. Ah, not to worry my hippie friend. I don't have any idea what I'm gonna pick. I imagine it will have sampling though. Or maybe just ROCK N ROLL BABY!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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  7. is a mashup a type of music baby?

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  8. Marcy-Mashup is the easiest kind of baby. Go for the harder babies. Are we still doing babies?

    Path12-You can put all the sampling in that you want. I have made a New Year's Resolution, in May, to not have horn intros. Evidently that was my go to, and it was an easy one.
    You guys think you know me, but I am one mysterious dude. Or I'm going to be one soon.

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  9. Did Baker Street have a horn intro? Because I loved that damn song. Seriously. I had the 8-track and everything.

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  10. Dude! I totally had to chime in on this - best horn intro ever!! I'm so with you on that song! (but I didn't have the 8-track... *sigh*)

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  11. I think we have consensus on this. I love that song. I never had it any kind of physical sense. I was fortunate enough to have a transistor AM radio that played it constantly.

    I wikied it and found this awesome bit of info.

    The saxophone solo

    The song's prominent saxophone hook (in the original version) was played by Raphael Ravenscroft,[1] and the guitar solo by Hugh Burns.
    The eight-bar alto saxophone solo led to a resurgence described as "the 'Baker Street' phenomenon."[1] There followed a jump in saxophone sales, and a noticeable increase in the use of the instrument in mainstream pop music and TV advertising.[1] This solo was originally planned as a guitar solo. Ravenscroft was in the studio to record a brief soprano saxophone part, and when the guitarist was not available, suggested that he had an alto saxophone in his car which might substitute for the guitar.[1]

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  12. I keep thinking about finding that album again to download, but I'm a little afraid to because I might not like it as much as I did then.

    This is also the case with Silk Degrees by Boz Skaggs and Alive on Arrival by Steve Forbert.

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  13. Oh the Boz Skaggs. I never knew the name of that one song I liked, but I always thought it was on that album.
    "Little Miss wrote that day he left the shack, but that was all he left and he ain't coming back"
    That's how I remember the lyrics starting, but I'm sure that's not right.

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  14. Lido Shuffle. You're pretty close.

    According to oldielyrics.com (sigh):

    Lido left the boat that day he left the shack/but that was all he missed/he ain't coming back

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  15. Lido, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

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  16. Baby's into runnin' around
    Hanging with the crowd
    Putting your business in the street talking out loud

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  17. I never could figure out what "Little Miss wrote that day" meant but "Lido left the boat that day" doesn't make that much more sense so I'll probably just sing it my way. Is Boz good? He has a pretty awesome name.

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  18. Is it lazy or smart to let Pandora pick your music baby's parents?

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  19. It doesn't sound lazy. I can't be bothered to set aside time to get the hook-up to Pandora and have it make my decisions for me. I have a tendency to make things harder for myself than it has to be. Although I make it hard out of laziness and it does have to be somewhat hard for me, regardless.

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  20. So - you are smart, is what I am trying to say.

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  21. Greg can't make the 24th. Can everyone make the 17th? That gives you two weeks to conceive.

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  22. I'm sorry, but i can't make the 17th.

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  23. Sorry folks, we're off in TOLEDO until the 3rd... (6/26 - 7/3)... btw: i figured out my baby and it's parents today.

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  24. I know it seems as though I am complicating things because I am, but I certainly don't mean to. Carol and I are out of town, or have out of town visitors, from the 10th through the 21st, so I am indeed free the 23rd. I hope this works for everybody else. I also hope I figure out what my baby, mama, and papa songs are by then. This is a difficult one, right? Is it hard or is it just me?

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  25. gb is moving on the 23rd, so, how about July 8th? Baby is born and mom and dad are doing fine. Thanks for asking.

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  26. As it turns out, my baby is incredibly foul-mouthed. Parential advisory stickers for this club!

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  27. Works for me too. It's just so dang far away meaning I have more time to torture myself.

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  28. In case I didn't say it before, I will say it now. July 8th works just fine.
    You know how on the Maury Povich show, when the y do the paternity tests, but they never do the maternity tests because the mother is typically pretty obvious mostly because she was there during the delivery. My preparations for this next meeting is a bit like that. One of the parents is very, very obvious. The other possible parent has to go through a whole lot of tests, there's yelling and screaming and denials, the audience starts chanting, the host gets all serious and milks the suspense for all it is worth, but then once we come back from commercial it turns out the tests were inconclusive and the dad could be any number of songs on my ipod.
    Does this song sound more like Black Sabbath or the BeeGees? When it comes right down to it Ozzy Osbourne and Barry Gibb have very similar voices used in only slightly different ways. Is Beck channeling Leonard Cohen here? Or Woody Guthrie? Maybe its Joan Baez?
    Long story not quite as long, I'm struggling.

    The rock and roll marathon or something is going on right now in down town Seattle. I'm at work with hundreds of pretty fit people running down the street and a band playing Beatles and Wings covers in the outside dining area of the falafel shop across the street. So that's what I'm doing.

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  29. It's funny. They have played 2 Monkees tunes, which I can see I guess since they're so based on the Beatles, but they' have like 5 Steve Miller songs scattered throughout the set. I enjoyed them, but how do you play 100 Beatles songs, 50 Wings tunes, 2 Monkees tunes and 5 Steve Miller? Not making sense.

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  30. Sounds like the mother song was kind of slutty...

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  31. You could certainly see it that way. I think she was just having fun. Enjoying life. Sluttily. Yay. I am pro kind of slutty, for the record. Some I best song-friends are kind of slutty.

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  32. Seriously? Less than a week to go.
    I am so going to suck at this one.

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  33. HEYA! I changed our blog to match Jim's feelings about this theme!
    Regarding the theme, here is my idea for our meeting. Everyone bring your picks on your flash. We load each person's selections individually. The mother/father picks are played first and then each of us try to guess the band of the child pick. If anyone guesses the song, holy crap! You are good!
    Too typically Marcy ?

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  34. Oh, My OMG!
    This is beautiful. So sleek and yet so bleak. Shiny, shiny death is what that is. Very PoMo.
    Your method of conducting the meeting is sound, but really hard. I'm up for it. That way I can suck at choosing my 3 songs and then reinforce my suckiness not being to figure out, or probably even know, what your guys' baby songs are. Totally typically Marcy.
    Happy Independence Day.

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  35. I do not have an air conditioner

    but

    I will have ice cream.

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  36. The ice cream will likely be the best part of the culinary experience but there will also be bacon and goat cheese salad with rosemary potatoes.
    And plenty or Rose wine.

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