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1 andante { 08.08.08 at 4:06 pm }

Now there’s a a playlist I can get into. The more Jimi the better.

2 Jack K., the Grumpy Forester { 08.08.08 at 4:07 pm }

…not exactly reaching out for that 18 -35 demo, now, are you? 😉

[of course, it goes without saying that I’ll be clicking on these selections tonight when I have access to a Youtube-capable computer. I haven’t heard or thought of some of those songs for years]

3 Bryan { 08.08.08 at 8:17 pm }

Purple Haze has a special memory – getting ejected from the London Underground.

We were on our way somewhere and one guy loved the song. He was 6′ 2″ and 240 pounds, so we let him make way through crowds. We were going down to catch the next train and he was singing to himself. All of sudden he whirled and yelled “Purple Haze”.

The problem was that we had become separated and the elderly lady who happened to be behind him was extremely upset by this “giant” looming over her and yelling.

The constable escorted us out of the station and suggested we take a taxi.

4 Steve Bates { 08.08.08 at 9:55 pm }

Great nostalgia material, Bryan, for folks as old as we are. I mean, old. Really, really old… 😈

(Link check: Sounds of Silence.)

5 Bryan { 08.08.08 at 10:01 pm }

Fixed, Steve, it was a referral from Night in White Satin and the referral link doesn’t work.

6 andante { 08.08.08 at 11:15 pm }

We used to holler out at the “Scuse me while I kiss the sky” part. Not sure why, but it seemed cool at the time.

You, Steve, may be old. I, on the other hand, am finely cured.


7 Bryan { 08.08.08 at 11:28 pm }

The same guy insisted that it was “Scuse me while I kiss this guy”.

What do mean old, I remember a lot of songs before these that were popular in high school.

8 LadyMin { 08.09.08 at 12:41 am }

I remember when all of those songs were first released. I also remember when television was mostly in black and white. 😐

9 Bryan { 08.09.08 at 12:47 am }

It was a very strange time, the mid-1960s.

10 hipparchia { 08.09.08 at 1:50 am }

gosh, you old people sure do have good taste in music!

11 jams O'Donnell { 08.09.08 at 4:09 am }

I would have been about 4 or 5 when these songs were released (my era is punk, new wave and the rebirth of British heavy metal) but I love them.

Actually the only song I didn’t know was the Kenny Rogers one. Marvellous stuff.

12 Steve Bates { 08.09.08 at 8:24 am }

The same guy insisted that it was “Scuse me while I kiss this guy” – Bryan

Google on “mondegreen” for more of this ilk. Or just go to the wiki.

No argument about the mid-60s, but these times are stranger still, don’t you think?

13 Steve Bates { 08.09.08 at 8:25 am }

@#$%, I didn’t close the link…

14 Bryan { 08.09.08 at 12:51 pm }

Hipparchia, you have Eddie Arnold and Tennessee Ernie Ford up at your site – no exactly “top 40” from last Friday. 😉

Jams, most people don’t remember “Kenny Rogers and the First Edition”, they think that country pop was all he ever did.

Those times were a lot friendlier towards liberals and progressives, and there was a lot more unity than these, Steve. There wasn’t as much hypocrisy in society.

15 hipparchia { 08.09.08 at 2:48 pm }


what? i’m not allowed to post music from my parents’ generation? 😈

like jams, i was a kid when these were popular [your list], and mostly heard them on the radio as golden oldies later.

16 Bryan { 08.09.08 at 9:07 pm }

I saw a lot of these people live, mostly in Europe at small venues, or in San Francisco when I was at the Presidio of Monterey.

17 hipparchia { 08.10.08 at 1:52 am }

i’ve sometimes counted it as a minor tragedy in my life that i was born too late to be a real dfh.

18 Kryten42 { 08.10.08 at 11:00 am }

Ahem… I probably shouldn’t admit it, but all those songs are in one of my regular playlists. 😉 I have a huge collection of vinyl (and tape, reel-to-reel I mean, mostly from when I worked in a studio. I have boxes of Ampex Grand Master Series tapes, some were never cut to vinyl). 🙂 My favorite modern era’s are 60’s to 80’s for the most part. 🙂 I’ve been converting may of them to digital (MP3 originally). I found a USB turntable online about a year ago. LadyMin got one to preserve her collection. 🙂

I was just listening to a bootleg album of Hendrix called ‘Cherokee Mist’. 🙂 It’s made up of tracks from unreleased sessions, including a few blues (and one where he plays harmonica) It’s a different Hendrix, but shows he was more talented than people give him credit for (though he was mostly known for his guitar work of course). He even does a rendition of ‘Denny Boy’! LOL

One of my fave bands is Deep Purple, very underrated these days sadly. I have heard them called a hack band by critics, which is amazing given the depth of talent by the original members. Chris Curtis was a brilliant drummer, and mostly responsible for my decision to learn drums, who formed Deep Purple after leaving the Searchers. Jon Lord was a classically trained pianist, and worked on The Kinks #1 hit, ‘You really got me’. Ritchie Blackmore studied classical guitar at the age of 10, and decided he preferred electric guitars and was cutting records by 17. Curtis decided not to continue and was replaced bu a brilliant drummer, Ian Paice. All they need was a front man (singer) to complete the band. Rod Stewart auditioned (but thank the stars was turned down), and they hired Rod Evans. :). The first song they recorded was ‘Hush’ because it was the only song all the members knew! LOL To the band’s astonishment, it went to the top 5 on the US charts, and the rest… is history. 🙂

I was also listening to one of my fave 70’s/80’s groups, Heart. Two amazing sisters, Anne & Nancy Wilson, and still going strong. 🙂

But, my fave psychedelic band is Tangerine Dream. 🙂 I have about 35 of their albums. They also did a lot of movie soundtracks over the past 40 years or so, so chances are, you all have heard them. (Firestarter, Flashpoint, Near Dark, Shy People, and several other movies). 😀

Thanks for the memories… 🙂