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Thursday, June 07, 2007

What I'm listening to

Taking up the Spfld Bloggers Challenge of a guilty pleasures play list:

  1. Tommy Dorsey - Marie (my theme song)
  2. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
  3. Bobby Womack - It's All Over Now
  4. Rolling Stones - Harlem Shuffle
  5. War - The World Is A Ghetto
  6. The Hollies - Carrie-Anne
  7. The Hollies - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
  8. Brett Dennen - She's Mine
  9. Harry Nilsson - Over The Rainbow (closing theme to You've Got Mail)
  10. Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
  11. Prince - Guitar
  12. Dick Justice - Cocaine (free download)
  13. Joe Walsh - Walk Away
  14. Lady Blacksmith Mambazo - Amafutha Esibane (I can't understand the words, but I think it might be an African hymn - I love this song)
  15. Robert Johnson - Love in Vain
  16. Rolling Stones - Love in Vain
  17. Mick Jagger - If Things Had Been Different
  18. Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark
  19. Ladd Mitchell - Back to the Warren

I'm sorry. Not really. I make no apologies.

Posted by Marie at June 7, 2007 12:03 AM


That's quite an eclectic mix. My sister wore out her vinyl copy of Court & Spark when it came out when we were growing up. My wife's vinyl copy is also nearly worn out. Long Cool Woman has always been one of my faves. The wife and I love those haunting Celtic hymns. Haven't heard that many African hymns but will search for #14.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at June 7, 2007 10:13 AM

Wow. Great list. I like your Nilsson choice -- that's a great version. It's tempting to spend an hour or two coming up with one, too. All I'll say is this: "Car on a Hill" -- one of my all-time J. Mitchell favorites. And I lean toward earlier Hollies stuff -- "Look Through Any Window" is something I'd listen to any time (but the song that really tilts the GuiltyPleasureMeter is "He Ain't Heavy...." I actually love that song -- even Neil Diamond did a great job with it. And speaking of him, I'd put "Cherry Cherry" on my GP list, probably. And "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals. And one more, and then I'll go back to my own blog: "Strawberry Letter 23"; the Shuggie Otis original, not the horribly overproduced Brothers Johnson hit.

Posted by: Dan at June 7, 2007 12:03 PM

I love theme songs. Really. They are just cool. You walk on stage, you step out of your limo, you enter a room, and there's your music. People know you're here. Johnny Carson had one; Bob Hope had one; the President has one; Marie Carnes has one. I wish I had one. But you can't pick your own theme song. Someone has to give it to you.

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at June 7, 2007 1:02 PM

Rob and Dan, Court & Spark is one of my top favorite albums of all time. It has a lot of personal meaning to me. Plus, the timing was just perfect.

Kem, I think you might be right. For as much as I know about you (from reading your blog), apparently it's not enough to bestow a theme song upon you. So, until someone comes up with something more appropriate, I give you a mash-up of Big 10 fight songs. (I don't actually have such a song. But, someone should definitely do this.)

Posted by: Marie at June 8, 2007 12:06 AM

Thank you, Marie, I'll take it. I've always fancied the march from "1941" as my theme. But since one can't pick one's own theme song, I'll take yours. Now if I could only get an orchestra to follow me around and play it as I walk through the halls at work...

Posted by: Kem White at June 8, 2007 6:44 AM