It's time again for the "Best Of" club, highlighting our favorites from 2014. I'm looking forward to seeing you all as well as hearing everyone's thought on music from this year. Our furthest traveling member is in town so I suggest one of the following dates- 12/27 or 1/3. We missed both J and Jim at our last meeting, it's been some rough months my friends and it's my Christmas wish that we will all be able to get together and celebrate good music and most importantly good friends.
J! Each member of music club picked a song for you. Can you match the member with the song?
1. "La Vie en Rose" by Grace Jones
2. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
3. "Andromeda Heights" by Prefab Sprout
4. "Nightswimming" by R.E.M.
5. "Black Hole Sun" by Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé
6. "Wish Fulfillment" by Vincent Gillioz
Here we go.
Out of the gate, we stumbled.
Song: Day Drinking
Artist: Little Big Town
The question asked by the group - "How would you have ever heard this song? Thumbs down.
Next up. A hit.
Artist: Ryan Adams
Everyone is happy now though a few were surprised Politi is a Ryan Adams fan.
The next song made Debbie VERY happy.
Song: Boat Drinks
Artist: Jimmy Buffett
Next up. Everyone loves the this song!!!!!!! It was Greg's favorite pick for the night. It reminded Pat of "Mad Men" and it made Debbie wistful that she doesn't hear songs like this while sipping craft cocktails more often.
Song: Scotch And Soda
Artist: The Kingston Trio
OK, now what? You could tell it was a Jim pick. We all know each other's music tasted so well.
Song: Thunderbird ESQ
Artist: The Gories
Everyone guessed the next pick was Marcy's selection though oddly, Pat didn't guess the artist correctly. He also feels this would be a horrible karaoke song.
Song: Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)
Artist: Paul McCartney & Wings
The next song had this big band thing going and we all had fun with it. Yeah, Pat.
Song: What's The Use Of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk
Artist: Joe Jackson
Where are we at with the drinking right now? We are doing quite well with that. Everyone guesses the next song is a Greg pick and everyone is right and maybe a little smug.
Song:Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Artist: Hank Williams, Jr.
The next pick is a HOME RUN! It's Pat's favorite pick of the night and we thank you J Politi for making this moment happen.
Song: Happy Hour
Artist: The Housemartins
Next comes some more country music but it IS an alcohol theme, right? WILLIE!
Song: Whiskey River
Artist: Willie Nelson
Greg used to live both below and above the bass player for this band. WOW!
Artist: The Murder City Devils
Everyone loves the next pick and we all guess Pat correctly.
Song: Swimming Pools (Drank)
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Continuing Pat's hip hop vibe
Song: Drinks (Escapism)
Artist: Prince Paul
Now we are getting serious with both our drinking and our drinking songs.
Song:One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Artist: John Lee Hooker
More Willie! This time teaming up with another drinker - double the drinking fun.
Song: I Gotta Get Drunk
Artist George Jones with Willie Nelson
Finally we get a Tom Waits song cuz what is an alcohol themed music club without this guy.
Song: Warm Beer and Cold Women
Artist: Tom Waits
The next song is reminder that booze can be sophisticated and dignified.
Song: Moonlight Serenade
Artist: Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
We are at the last song people. What will it be? A hint. Pat is THRILLED.
We missed our MC mates and will see everyone next month for the YEAR END club. Pat thinks this is a great year for music. Pat says this every year.