Friday, May 05, 2006

Friday on the Pod

Still adapting to the's Top 10 list:

10 - Rockin Gypsies, Willie & Lobo
9 - Boot Hill, Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 - Annie Mae, John Lee Hooker
7 - Here We Go Again, Ray Charles
6 - Wright Brothers Rag, Wynton Marsalis
5 - Hand it Over, Keb' Mo'
4 - Faithful to Me, Jennifer Knapp
3 - Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out, Eric Clapton
2 - You Rascal You, Taj Mahal

And then, just as I'm gettin' in the groove of a fairly decent set, we get this...

1 - U Can't Touch This, MC Hammer

Ah, yes, somebody needs to clean up her iPod. ;-) At least no Christmas music this round.

Have a great weekend!


At 10:02 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

Whatever happened to Jennifer Knapp, anyway? I really liked her music, and then it's like she's dropped off the face of the earth...

...well, I just checked the iTunes Music Store and see that she's got a relatively new live album (with the creative title of "Live") and so I'm just out of touch. I'm guessing most of the songs have appeared elsewhere, but it's gotten some good comments at ITMS so perhaps it's worth the download.

Have to admit that that Clapton song isn't my favorite (I do have it on a playlist, though).

Do you have anything by Mo' Horizons? (They fall into the "world music" genre.) If you're ever in the mood for something different, check out their album entitled "...And The New Bohemian." The reason I thought of them is that they do an amazing cover of "Hit The Road Jack."

At 10:41 AM, May 06, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

I didn't know Jennifer had a new album out either. All of mine are favorite is aptly titled, Kansas. ;-) She's one of my favorites, along with Clapton, Rory Block and Keb'Mo.' Hey, just about anyone who can play accoustic guitar with heart and soul is okay by me.

That's not one of my favorite Clapton tunes either...that title goes to Tears in Heaven.

Nope, nothing by Mo'Horizons...not yet anyway. I'll check 'em out. Thanks for the tip.

At 3:14 PM, May 06, 2006, Blogger beth said...

Is it wrong that the only title I recognize is U Can't Touch This? Honestly, it makes me feel a little dirty. :) I mean, I know who several of the artists are but...jeez.

Also..Tears in Heaven? Really? I liked that song probably the first 9,523,128 times they played it (in the course of 3 weeks) and since then I've been of the mind it should come with seizure warnings. Must just be me. Maybe I should try it again and see, cause it was a pretty song the first few times. :)

At 12:37 AM, May 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i recognized about 2 of those artists. wow, either i'm really out of it, or you are????? just kidding. i like the ipod thing. i bought one of those alarm clock docking stations, it is awesome. you should try it. i can't figure out how to set the time though, and i've been too lazy to read the instructions. i hate instructions. i just look at it, and subtract 3 hours. works fine.

At 10:11 AM, May 07, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

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At 10:12 AM, May 07, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

You're right, Beth. The whole "Unplugged" album got waaayyyy too much airplay, and Tears in Heaven was my favorite before he ever recorded that album. But it doesn't cause me to have seizures (anymore). ;-) And what goes around, comes around. Remember, I only recognized one of the artists on your playlist last time you posted one? But I still like you. ;-)

Susie, as I mentioned earlier, I think we can be fairly certain that it is I who is completely out of it. ;-) Love your approach to alarm clocks. Who needs to know what time it is anyway? It's all about the music. Personally, I only recently bought an alarm clock. Really, no joke. But alas, it does not dock my iPod. Instead, it plays nature know, like crashing waves and birds and stuff...I sleep right through it. ;-)

At 12:29 PM, May 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a suggestion. invent an alarm clock that makes sounds you really hate. fingernails on the chalkboard, loud farting, belching, and sloppy eating. slurping??

that is so much more effective than nice peaceful sounds. i would sleep through that too. let me know when you market this new one, and have become a millionare.

At 1:49 PM, May 07, 2006, Blogger beth said...

True enough, Gwynne, true enough. :) Musical diversity is a good thing. (Do you have to put the little TM thingy after that phrase? I know Martha says it a lot, but didn't she trademark it as well? And if she did, do I now owe her a nickel? Or at least a home made, decoupaged, breadbasket?)

We have a ROKU for our alarm clock - essentially hooks into our music server. I'll stop there because, well, we're geeks. However, Tim is in charge of the morning playlist. For a while the first song every morning was Fish Heads - I only wish I was joking. But it does get you up and at 'em.

At 3:40 PM, May 07, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

For a while the first song every morning was Fish Heads

I just hope it's MY version, because you owe me a lot more than a nickel per play! ;-)

ROKU for an alarm clock? Oh, that is geeky, and a bit of overkill (like buying a Hummer to back down your driveway to the mailbox)...but I approve.

As for the kiddos not recognizing your music, Gwynne, I'll join you any day out in that left field. They were probably asking "Mozart who?" in 1810, too. ;-)

At 6:30 PM, May 07, 2006, Blogger beth said...

Sorry Eric, it's Dr. D's version. :) Geeky as charged, most definitely. It does also serve as our 3rd floor music device, so it's not only an alarm clock.

Who is this "Mozart" you speak of? ;)

At 9:57 PM, May 07, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

See, I'm so geeky, I don't even know what a ROKU is. But I trust it's an impressive piece of music related gadgetry.

Susie, sadly, I think those kind of alarm clocks already exist. Maybe not as annoying and disgusting as you described, but those old 1940's fire alarm sounding clocks, with the clanger and the bells on top? Yeah, you know the ones. That's what I threw against the wall years ago and never replaced. I've relied on my internal clock ever since. Good thing my company allows for "flexible schedules." ;-)

Eric, thanks for the moral support, buddy. Sheesh, you'd think I just crawled out of a cave. ;-)


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