February 01, 2005

Crap, I need to think up a title too?

From Susie, who passed the torch to me, knowing full well that torches and I do not get along.

Ten random CD's from my collection*:

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time
Chicago - Night & Day
Diamond Rio - IV
Head East - Flat as a Pancake
Little Richard - Greatest Hits on Vee-Jay
Mariah Carey - Music Box
Sammy Kershaw - Politics, Religion & Her
Various Artists - Time/Life Rock Collection - 1976
Various Artists - Salsa Sensacion
ZZ Top - Deguello

I have an eclectic taste in music, plus I DJ'd for Family Dance Nights at our local American Legion for quite a while, so my collection is broad and shallow.

* No, I'm not at home, I have them listed in a spreadsheet on my iPAQ. Why? Because I'm a dork. Duuuuh.

On to part 2...

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer? Almost none on my home PC. I rip them to CD and then delete them. My iPAQ has not quite a half a gig on a storage card, but I haven't winnowed out the crap yet, so that quantity will be going down as well.

2. The last CD you bought is: Genuine Houserockin' Music, vol. 2.

3. What is the song you last listened to before this message: Little Feat - Let It Roll. On the way to work this morning.

4: Five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you:

Blood, Sweat & Tears - You Make Me So Very Happy. "Our" song.
Blood, Sweat & Tears - And When I Die. To be played at my funeral.
Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle. That "drinking song" played at our wedding.
Chicago - Call On Me. My favorite Chicago song ever.
Molly Hatchet - Dreams I'll Never See (cover). The ultimate air-guitar song.

5. Who are you gonna pass this stick to (five persons and why)?

Dawn - it ain't a booty call, but if you do three quick shots of tequilla and squint real hard, you can use your imagination and make it one.
Catt - because I owe her an email and haven't forgotten and in the meantime this'll give her something to do.
Rich - hiding behind that boy-next-door face is the soul of a thrashpunk, I bet.
Rob & Big Hair - I mean, how could I not ask the keeper of the L&R Favorite 100 Guitar Players of All Time list? It's sacred. It's blasphemous. It's both!
Mookie - just 'cuz, peeps.

Posted by Ted at February 1, 2005 12:02 PM | TrackBack

i love Chicago. i never could figure out what 25 or 6 to 4 was all about though.

Posted by: annika at February 1, 2005 02:22 PM

The title? 25 or (twenty-)6 (minutes) to 4 (o'clock).

Does anybody really know what time it is? :P

Posted by: Ted at February 1, 2005 02:52 PM

Head East?! Been quite awhile since I heard them, or even of them. Cool.

Nice selection!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 1, 2005 04:01 PM

Ted,since I don't know for certain wether you have ever read any of my posts on The Rocketry Forum I'll go ahead and copy the one post that covered favorite songs.I hope it doesn't jam anything up.Glad to see you're a Hatchet fan.I've seen them 8 times at Shiley Acres in Inwood,WV.
Now before I post this I have to ask a question that I meant to ask someone several weeks ago.How the hell can you NOT like a song about the Big Fitz?

OH MAN!!!!! Another brain strain.Why don't you just ask something simple next time like explaining the physics behind time travel or something.LOL! Well let's see now;Deserted island! One song! Over and over and over again.You know I really don't know but here are some of my faves.Let me think about it a bit.Y'all look through the pile and see if ya' see anything you like.

Green Grass and High Tides
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Hurry Sundown
There Goes Another Love Song-The Outlaws

Swamp Music
Ballad of Curtis Loew
Simple Man
Tuesday's Gone
On the Hunt
Down South Jukin'
Smokestack Lightnin"
Don't Ask Me No Questions
I Know a Little
You Got That Right-Lynyrd Skynyrd

Bounty Hunter
Gator Country
Fall of the Peacemaker
Edge of Sundown
Dreams I'll Never See
Ain't Even Close
Freebird(better than Skynyrd)
Stone in Your Heart-Molly Hatchet

Highway Song
Wishing Well
Left Turn
Baby Blue

Gallows Pole
No Quarter
What Is and What Should Never Be
Moby Dick
Immigrant Song
Battle of Evermore
When the Levee Breaks
In the Evening-Zeppelin

Playin' With Fire
Heart Breaker
Sympathy for the Devil
Beast of Burden-Stones

Planet Caravan
Into the Void
Sabbra Cadabra
Hole in the Sky
Heaven and Hell
Falling Off the Edge of the World
Country Girl
Children of the Sea
Walk Away-Black Sabbath

Still Lovin'You
China White
The Zoo
Rock You Like a Hurricane-Scorpions

Rock~N~Roll Singer
Stiff Upper Lip
Who Made Who
Thunder Struck
Whole Lotta' Rosie
Pretty much everything else from AC/DC

Great White Buffalo
Dog Eat Dog
Free For All
Bite Down Hard
Paralyzed-Ted Nuggent

The entire album The Warning by Queensryche(it is a rock opera)

Unforgiven Unforgiven 2
Wherever I May Roam
Enter Sandman
Nothing Else Matters
Stone Cold Crazy-Metallica(Lars is DA MAN!)

Cumbersome-Seven Mary Three

My Own Prison
With Arms Wide Open
What's This Life For?-Creed

Why Go-Pearl Jam

Pinball Wizard
Behind Blue Eyes
Wont Get Fooled Again
Long Live Rock
Tommy-The Who

Voodoo Chile
Voodoo Child(Slight Return)
Gypsy Eye
Castles Made of Sand
Hey Joe
Third Stone from the Sun
Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix

Cross Eyed Mary
Locomotive Breath-Jethro Tull

Jane Says-Janes Addiction

Battle of New Orleans
Whisperin' Pines
North to Alaska
Springtime in Alaska
Sink tha' Bismark-Johny Horton

Midnight In Montgomery-Alan Jackson

The Ride-David Allen Coe

Please Come to Boston-Dave Loggins

One Tin Soldier-Coven

Comin'Into Los Angeles
Darkest Hour
The Motorcycle(pickle) Song(never did get to hear all of it.Did anyone?)
Alices Restaurant(a Thanksgiving tradition in D.C.)
City of New Orleans
Coopers Lament
This Land is Your Land(this song by his dad was one of the most controversial in history)
Last Train-Arlo Guthrie

Driver's Seat-Sniff 'N' The Tears(awesome drums on this one)

Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia-Vickie Lawrence(yeah!That Vickie)

Spanish Pipedream
Hello in There
Donald and Lydia
Sam Stone
Dear Abby-John Prine

Lily of the West-Dylan

Run Through the Jungle
Born On the Bayou
SuzieQ Part Two
Bad Moon Risin'
Fortunate Son
Lookin' Out My Back Door-CCR

Summer Breeze-Seals and Croft

You're So Vain-Carley Simon(How can you not love a gal who writes a song about you?)

Superfly-Curtis Mayfield

Troglodyte-Jimmy Castor Bunch

White Knuckle Ride-Duke Jupiter(I gotta shiney new wooden nickle for anyone who remembers that one)

Southern Cross
Winchester Cathederal
Wooden Ships
Suite Judy Blue Eyes-CSNY

Convoy(both versions)
Wolf Creek Pass
Four Wheel Drive
Night Rider
Long Lonesome Road
Round tha'World With tha' Rubber Duck-C.W.McCall

Family Tradition
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Women I've Never Had
Dixie On My Mind
A Country Boy Can Survive!!!!!!
The American Dream
Country State of Mind
Mind Your Own Business
Born To Boogie-Hank Jr.

Good Hearted Woman
Only Daddy That'll Walk tha Line
Lonesome,Ornery and Mean
Ramblin Man
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
I Ain't Livin' Long Like This-Waylon Jennings

Bringin' On tha Heartbreak
Too Late for Love
Billy's Gotta Gun(another ultimate drum track)
Rock of Ages
Foolin'-Def Leppard

Uneasy Rider
Legend of Wooly Swamp
Drinkin'My Baby Goodbye
In America
Long Haired Country Boy
Let It Roll
Stroker Ace
Uneasy Rider `88-Charlie Daniels Band

Talk To Me
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Sometimes It's A Bitch
Room On Fire
Needles and Pins
Leather and Lace
Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?(yeah!Carley Simon did!)
Gold Dust Woman
Edge of Seventeen(I like to think she wrote this one about me,but probably not,huh?)
Bella Donna-Stevie Nicks

Rock ~N~Roll All Night
God of Thunder
I Love It Loud
Thrills In the Night
Black Diamond-KISS

Too Late for Love
Die Hard the Hunter
Billy's Got a Gun
Rock of Ages
Bringin' On the Heartbreak-Def Leppard(Rick Allen is probably my second or third fave drummer of all time behind Lars Ulrich in first and maybe Nicko McBrain in second.Now speaking of Nicko

Run To tha Hills
Be Quick or Be Dead
Flight of Icarus
Sun and Steel
Aces High
Hallowed Be Thy Name
The Trooper-Iron Maiden

Who Do You Love?
Night Time
Gear Jammer
I Drink alone
Willie and the Hand Jive
Born To Be Bad
You Talk Too Much
Johnny B.Goode-George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers

Well y'all that is all that i'm gonna include here.This list is by no means anywhere near complete.Not in terms of artists or songs.Believe it or not most of this came from memory.I actually used this as an exercise to jog it a bit.Some did come from both net searches or going back through my album(remember those?),cassette,CD or singles stash.I reckon that if I have to answer the question with a gun to my head I'd have to say that the very first song at the top of the list would do.Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws.Best damb Rock~N~Roll band in the world.Period!They weren't called The Guitar Army for nothin'.
Now if the question had been;What's your favorite rocket song of all time then I would have to pick either Into The Void or Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath.Elton who?

Posted by: Russ at February 2, 2005 03:49 AM

Or is Susie the Hatchet fan?Either way it's good to see someone liking them.

Posted by: Russ at February 2, 2005 04:17 AM

Great list Russ! I'm the Hatchet fan. :D

Posted by: Ted at February 2, 2005 06:28 AM

Yes! You DO owe me an email.

And you realize that if I post this, I'll do what I've done to others who have called me out on stuff like this. I'll hide it in my archives.

But I'm crabby like that :)

Posted by: Catt at February 8, 2005 11:06 PM

I'm trying to figure out the meaning of the song "one tin soldier". I've heard that it was a anti-vietnam song. If anyone has and idea, drop me a line (raivolynch@hotmail.com). Thanks, Peace

Posted by: Aaron Raivo-Lynch at March 25, 2005 01:30 AM
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