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Happy Sunday everyone. Are we having a good weekend? I thought we’d do a ‘cities and towns’ theme today. I don’t have any real commentary, so let’s get started. Band name, song about a city/town or song title.

John Mellencamp – Small Town

Journey – City By The Bay

Petula Clark – Downtown

Atlanta Rhythm Section – Imaginary Lover

Glen Campbell – Galveston

Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia

Okay, there are quite a few obvious choices out there. Let’s see ’em!

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Hi everyone! Hope your weekend is going well. Let’s add some color to our world today. I’ve always been fascinated by the effect of color on our psyches. They say lighting sets the mood. Well, color sets the emotion. My 6 year old niece asked me “What’s your favorite color?”. I really couldn’t answer that because I love certain shades of all colors. Maybe that’s weird.

So, let’s look for colors, shades, metallics, etc. Fredster did a music post themed ‘having the blues’ not too long ago and we found tons of ‘blue songs’, so I’m going to do some other colors. I’ll start with a few obvious, easy ones.

The Outlaws – Green Grass and High Tides

Coldplay – Yellow

Bob Marley – Red, Red Wine

Procol Harum – Whiter Shade of Pale

Okay, my internet keeps glitching so I’ll try to add more in the comments. Open Thread.

 

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Happy weekend Widdershins. I’d like to say things are looking up, but they really aren’t much are they? We’ve won a few elections, so good. Then, one vicious policy, grifting, criminal act after another comes oozing out of this administration. Oh well, we’ll look up anyway.

I know I’ve been eyeing the sky a lot lately. After a week of rain, the heat came back and brought storm after storm rolling through. Fortunately no tornadoes, but occasional high winds that can topple trees. Those can run me to the basement!

So let’s look to the sky for inspiration this week. Songs about the celestial, links to an amazing weather phenomenon, or beautiful pics of the galaxy beyond. The sky’s the limit!

Bad Company – Shooting Star

Don McLean – Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Train – Drops of Jupiter

Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

Frankie Avalon – Venus

Actually, the sky is not the limit ’cause this is an open thread!

 

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Congratulations all, we’ve made it through another week. Our reward for that should be that we can relax, take it easy and appreciate all that is good. One of which is critters.

We’re all critter crazy here because they bring so much joy. They bring down blood pressure, create happiness and general well being.  Doesn’t matter if they’re cute, cuddly and furry. They can be hairless, scaly or feathered. We love all crits. (new word) For instance, do you remember a few years back when some guy ignored a ‘Caution – Alligators’ sign  and drunkenly screamed “f*ck the gaters”, jumped in and was never seen again? I love that gator. He or she is special. I really love that gator. That was one less… no, I won’t say it because I’m trying to keep politics out of my post, at least.

So, let’s try for animals today. Anything animal related. Name of the band, title of the song or just an animal in general. If you’re stumped, just share some critter links or gifs. We love it all.

Heart – Barracuda

Lobo – Me & You and a Dog Named Boo

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

America – Horse With No Name

Seals & Croft – Hummingbird

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Good Weekend Widdershins! Seriously, how are we suppose to keep up with all of this? We’ve got 25 Russians indicted whose names I can’t pronounce, let alone spell. We’ve got a bunch more newly sanctioned Russians, same. We’ve got Manafort, Gates, Page, Papadopoulos and even Tad Devine. We’ve got Stone, Assange, Rohrbacher, Guiliani. We’ve got a Russian honeypot situation offering sex for a position in an “political special interest group” (come on – it’s the NRA), thus we have US Person1s and US Person2s. We’ve got the Trump kids, especially Jr. Oops, I almost forgot Flynn. Can you imagine the flow chart in Mueller’s office?

I definitely think Michael Cohen will start naming names to cover his own bee-hind. Or maybe he’ll just let his tapes speak for him. (Lordy, there are tapes!) Manafort, I’m not so sure about. He knows they have him dead to rights on so many charges, he’s going to prison for a looong time. While my head spins trying to keep up with it all and connect the dots, I’m pretty sure I know the name of at least one person who has it all down pat. Robert Mueller.

Let’s do some songs today that name names. Here’s a few to start us off.

Elton John – Daniel

Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee

John Denver – Annie’s Song (sorry about the silliness at the beginning)

Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue

And last, but not least…

YG & Nipsey Hussle – FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)

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Hello Widdershins!

It’s a bananas world out there. Let’s stay on top of it, but let’s also chillax a little with some music. Our theme today is: favorite covers. Sometimes the cover is better than the original! (I think that’s basically true of everything Bob Dylan’s ever written.) Sometimes the cover is different enough that they both work. Sometimes a song’s been covered so many times (Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” must be in the dozens at this point.) So what are some of your favorites? Here are a few of mine. This is not exhaustive and will be amended in the comments!

 

The first show Letterman hosted after 9/11 featured Tori Amos singing Tom Waits’ “Time.”

Boy George and The Pet Shop Boys recorded a brilliant cover of Dave Berry’s “The Crying Game” for the movie of the same name (which was named after the Berry song).

Madonna made a powerful cover of Marvin Gaye’s “I want you” with the British electronic duo Massive Attack.

Sophie B. Hawkins’ magnificent cover of Bob Dylan’s “I want you” (not to be confused with Gaye’s) impressed Dylan himself.

The Civil Wars’ surprising cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is a work of genius.

Gavin Friday made a wonderfully spooky cover of U2’s “The Fly.”

Adele’s cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” is wonderful.

A ravishing cover of Queen’s “These Are The Days of Our Lives” by George Michael, Lisa Stansfield and Queen.

Good Sunday Widdershins!

I don’t know about elsewhere but here in the south summer is definitely here. And I know that because when I see the temps shown they also show that awful heat index.  Then add in the humidity and ugh!

Below I’ve added some summer time “classics” .  I’m sure y’all have some that are your faves also so please add them in the comments.

Open thread of course.

(1) Summer in the City~Lovin’ Spoonful

(2) Summertime~Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong

(3) Summertime Blues~Eddie Cochran

(4) Hot Fun in the Summertime~Sly & the Family Stone

(5) Summer of ’69~Bryan Adams

(6) The Boys of Summer~Don Henley

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There you go Widdershins – six nice “summer” songs.  Share some of yours below.

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