August 18, 2004

'ere, listen to this

Traffic was outrageously cooperative this morning, I made the Dale City to Rosslyn run in 20 minutes. The only time I had to slow was going through the Springfield mixing bowl, and slowing down meant 60mph. On top of that, it's a beautiful cool morning, so I put the windows down and cranked up the stereo.

It turned out that this morning's randomly-selected CD was perfect for the drive. Check out this lineup:

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo
Foghat - Fool For The City
Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You
Foghat - Slow Ride
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
Little Feat - Rock & Roll Doctor
Little Feat - Spanish Moon
Styx - Lady
Styx - Renegade
Uriah Heep - Sweet Loraine
Uriah Heep - The Wizard
Steely Dan - Do It Again
Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years
Santana - Samba Pa Ti
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Santana - Oye Como Va

Now, I obviously didn't hear them all this morning. In fact, as I was pulling into the parking garage the first Gary Wright song was just coming on, which made me think of something. That disk is basically a 70's era stoner soundtrack*. I can just see it: someone scores a bag and a few friends gather 'round the bong, getting high and listening to some tunes.

I am so gonna jam on the drive home.

*For the record: I didn't smoke dope in high school, I was always the straight-but-cool friend. I keep telling y'all, I'm boring.

Posted by Ted at August 18, 2004 06:15 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Great play list!

Posted by: Susie at August 18, 2004 07:22 AM

Hey, Ted, would you be insulted if I said...
Damn you're old!


Posted by: Kin at August 18, 2004 09:57 AM

As long as it was the full 8-minute version of Slow Ride and not the chopped version 94.7 plays.

personaly, I think I would have left Styx and Steely Dan off and put on some cuts from side two of 2112.

I was heavily self-medicated back in the day.

Posted by: Rob @ L&R at August 18, 2004 10:59 AM

Slow Ride... the first song I heard in the first bar I was ever in... Mr H's in Sunset Center, Amarillo, TX circa 1975... one of my ex-hs-football-teammates was playing college ball and one of his college teammates was working the door, so we got in the door...

Posted by: Mudfish Billie at August 18, 2004 09:54 PM

Kin, I'd be really insulted, if I could remember what I was talking about. ;)

Rob, you got me to thinking. I like Styx and Steely Dan a lot, but if'n not already on another disc, I'd probably replace the Styx with Jethro Tull and the Grateful Dead, and put Steely Dan's "Only A Fool Would Do That" on instead. Maybe add "Willin'" too from Little Feat.

Posted by: Ted at August 19, 2004 08:32 PM

Looks like I have some downloading to do. :) On the "Ellen" show, she asked the audience to identify Gary Wright's "other" song (other than "Dream Weaver") -- nobody could come up with it!

Posted by: dawn at August 19, 2004 09:05 PM

Love Is Alive is wa-a-a-ay better than Dream Weaver, imo, if only for the cool beginning.
And, yes, I'd replace Steely Dan with Jethro Tull any day! I mean, does S.D. have to use so many dang 6ths? All they are is "jazzy" 6ths! I like "Reelin' In The Years" and "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number" -- and even "Deacon Blues" -- but, jeeze, enough with the f^#&*$N 6th chords!!!

"Acres Wild", "The Mouse Police Never Sleeps", "Nursie", "Reason To Wonder", "One Brown Mouse"...

Shoot, now I gotta go grab my guitar.....

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 19, 2004 11:13 PM
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