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The Choice is Yours

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I discovered Spotify last week and am currently experimenting with playlist.  Was just listening to the top hits playlist and this song:

Marcus Mumford on drums

Marcus Mumford on drums

And I came homeLike a stone
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of darkness
Which we’ve known
Will blow away with this new sun

And I’ll kneel down
Wait for now
And I’ll kneel down
Know my ground

And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

So break my step
And relent
You forgave and I won’t forget
Know what we’ve seen
And him with less
Now in some way
Shake the excess

But I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

So I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
That tethered mind free from the lies

But I’ll kneel down
Wait for now
I’ll kneel down
Know my ground

Raise my hands
Paint my spirit gold
And bow my head
Keep my heart slow

Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

was followed by this:

"Singing"

“Singing”

I remember when we broke up the first time
Saying this is it, I’ve had enough, ’cause like
We haven’t seen each other in a month
When you, said you, needed space, what?
Then you come around again and say
Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change
Trust me, remember how that lasted for a day
I say, I hate you, we break up, you call me, I love you

Oooh we called it off again last night
But Oooh, this time I’m telling you, I’m telling you
We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends talk
To my friends talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Like ever…

I’m really gonna miss you picking fights
And me, falling for a screaming that I’m right
And you, will hide away and find your piece of mind with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine

Oooh you called me up again tonight
But Oooh, this time I’m telling you, I’m telling you
We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends talk
To my friends talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

I used to think, that we, were forever ever ever
And I used to say never say never
Huh, he calls me up and he’s like, I still love you
And i’m like, i’m just, I mean this is exhausting, you know
We are never getting back together, like ever

We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends talk
To my friends talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

We, oooh, oooh, not back together, we
Oh, getting back together

You go talk to your friends talk
And my friends talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Shoot me.

(Marcus Mumford is 25 years old.  Taylor Swift is 23.  It has nothing to do with age.)

lyrics courtesy of http://www.directlyrics.com

You Light Up My Life

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The Hubster cannot sleep without some noise in the room.  Typically it’s the t.v., which he leaves on all night and I wear earplugs to block out.  I have argued that my snoring should be plenty of noise, but he disagrees.  We also live on a very busy street with plenty of traffic noise most of the night.

This weekend, we’re at my parents’ house in the middle of nowhere.

It is DEAD QUIET here.  There is no t.v. or radio in the guest bedroom.  The ceiling fan is quiet.  We don’t even get cell reception so he can stream music on his iPhone.

We got all tucked into bed last night and you could hear a pin drop.  Not a sound.

So, I did the only thing a good wife would do.

I was the substitute radio.  It sounded like this.  (You’ll have to just insert the hilarious muffled laughter yourself as needed.)

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with meeeeeeeee laayd.  Come sail away, come sail away, come and sail awayyyy wiiiiiiifff meeeeeeeee……

This is the 70’s channel.  All 70’s, all the time!

Aaaaaahhhh, freak out!  Le freak, say chic… FREAK OUT!!

At the Co-PAH!  CO-PA Ca-baaaaaana!  The hottest spot north of Hah-VAAAAANNNNAAAAH!

Youuuuuuuuuuuuu….light up myyyyy liiiiiiiiife….youuuuuuugivemehoooooooope….tooo carrryyyyyooooooooonnnnnn….:whisper: you light up myyyydaaaaayyyy…and fill my niiiiigh-ta with-a soooonggg!! : crescendo:

( I sang one whole verse of that one)

Hubster changed the channel.

To the 80’s!!

Nah nah na na nah…naaaah naaaah….Nah nah na na nah…naaaah naaaah….Whip it!  Whip it good! :whack:

(That one’s gonna come back to haunt me.)

Tonight we explore hair bands of the 80’s.

Yeah…I’m a good wife.

TGIFF Playlist – July 26, 2012

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I’m in an 80’s Modern Rock mood today.  So Happy F’ing Friday, everyone!  Like, totally!

Human League – Don’t You Want Me

Madness – Our House

Simple Minds – Alive & Kicking

Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go

Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes

Talk Talk – It’s My Life

OMD – If You Leave

The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

Till Tuesday – Voices Carry


TGIF Playlist – July 20, 2012

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TGIFF Playlist – July 20th 2012

Rock out, dudes.  Happy F’ing Friday!!

  1. Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome
  2. Candlebox – Far Behind
  3. Everlast – What It’s Like
  4. Foo Fighters – There Goes My Hero
  5. Collective Soul – December
  6. Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Other Side
  8. Bush – Machinehead
  9. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Semisonic – Closing Time

I Got the Music In Me

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Something I haven’t mentioned much of yet is my love of music and my past life as a total hair band groupie.  (Aside: For you older/younger folks, that does not mean that I had a thing for wisps of ribbon in my hair…think Metallica, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Winger et al…if you don’t know who they are, maybe you just wanna sit this one out. ) 

You see, in my life, I have had three serious (if you can call them that) careers.  In the 80’s-90’s, I worked in record stores (Youngsters, those are places where they sold music, recorded on a laaaaarge vinyl disk…think Empire Records).  In the late 90’s, I was a floral designer.  And in the 2000’s, I worked for a law firm as a records administrator (not the same kind of records…but kinda ironic just the same)  Now days, I work as an administrative assistant at a florist and I listen to music a lot.  Go figure.

This blog goes back to some of the best times of my life, the wild, wonderful 80’s!  The music industry in Pittsburgh in the 80’s was pretty interesting.  We had only two major record chains, Camelot Music (now mostly F.Y.E. locations) and National Record Mart (NRM).  This was way before “big box” stores like Best Buy, Circuit City and Wal-Mart rolled in and took over.  And waaaaay before the iPod, Amazon.com and digital downloading.  The huge scandal at the time was the labeling of “explicit” material and whether you could, in fact, make an exact copy of a CD. The horror!

Anyway, because retail locations in Pittsburgh were so limited, we received a lot of attention from record labels and radio stations.  This was TOTALLY AWESOME for a teeny bopper/20-something, because we got tickets to EVERYTHING!  And with those tickets came BACK STAGE PASSES!  I am the first one to admit that I completely led a charmed life and was utterly, unabashedly spoiled rotten.  My best friend and I went to see absolutely everyone we could think of and met most of them.  The moment we knew we were way too spoiled was the time we were standing backstage at a Skid Row concert and weren’t particularly thrilled with meeting Sebastian Bach (he had just had his bottle throwing incident on that tour).  We looked at one another and went, “we’re outta here.”   Afterward, I said, “did we seriously just walk out of  a backstage meet & greet?”  We both just shook our heads and laughed.

I figure I’ve met just about everyone I’ve ever wanted to in the rock & roll business.  There are a few megastars that I never had a chance to see/meet.  But all things considered, I can’t complain one bit.  I just found my scrapbook of ticket stubs, and though I didn’t count them, I did see a few that I don’t even remember being at the show (I saw Sting twice??)!  Others though, I remember a little too well (Richard Marx??  What a jerk!).  Hahaha! (Okay, for my potty-brained friends…you KNOW I didn’t do that so don’t even go there.  It was just far too much alcohol in most cases!)

So, I figure I’ll publish a more complete list later.  In the meantime, here are some highlights:

  • Aerosmith – First saw them at the beginning of Permanent Vacation, just before their comeback.  They were awesome, friendly and Steven Tyler was hilarious (and HOT!)  He was eating pistachios and his speaking voice was so raspy, I thought he had laryngitis.  I asked if he was feeling okay and he rasped loudly, “OH NO!  CANCEL THE TOUR!”

Me with Aerosmith – the highlight of their career.

 

I’m on the left, wearing a Camelot sweatshirt.  Hey, gotta represent the company!  (I was such a dork).  My BFF is behind me and my sister, between Steven Tyler and me.  I was pissed, but her grin made it worth not standing next to him.  We saw them three or more four times and went backstage a total of I think three.  I have pictures from the others somewhere, but this one was the best.

  • Whitesnake – Steve Vai was playing guitar with them then.  He would appear in several more back stage events, but we definitely drooled all over him during this one.  David Coverdale is so tall, he towered over me.  My hair was so big, I looked taller, but then again, so was his.  Ha-ha!  Seriously though, the dude is like 6’4″ and I was 4’10”.  ❤

David Coverdale of Whitesnake. Seriously yummy Brit dude. Oh and he sings.

  • Van Halen – Monsters of Rock tour (festival at 3 Rivers Stadium) – Sammy Hagar had already replaced David Lee Roth.  I remember them being jerks.  All of them except for Michael Anthony.  There’s a group picture out there somewhere.  I don’t remember ever getting it.
  • David Lee Roth – Eat ‘Em & Smile, Skyscraper and Dirty Little Secret tours.  He was always funny and actually had conversations with us.  Steve Vai was his guitarist so my BFF was in heaven again (she was into the guitar gods…me, front men).  Again there are pictures, but I have no idea where.  I do still have my passes and autographs though.   ❤ ❤
  • Don Henley – End of the Innocence Tour – Ok…not a hair band, but still…it was fricken Don Henley!  He was very southern gentlemanly.  Signed a huge promo poster for me in gold paint pen.  It hung, framed in my living room for years, but disappeared when I got divorced.  😦  Still…nice guy.  Too galactic superstar  for my taste though.
  • Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker tour – Chris Robinson was very talkative, his brother Rich was doodling.  I asked what he was drawing and he turned it to show me and actually sort of smiled at me.  It was a “moment”.

Okay, so this is long and only a bit of the fun I had.  If I knew then what I know now…… Whew!  That would be an entirely different story (and I’d be writing a book!)

More later!