Since this week's guest DJ has been none other than Meat himself, it seemed somewhat fitting that today's FMD feature be meat related. And what else could be music and meat related better than Meatloaf?
Here, enjoy this video which is a fantastic bit of ... something. Featuring Cher!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love how earnest the man is in his songs.
Anyway, share your lists, share your favorite Meatloaf anecdotes, share your submissions for bizarre and earnest music videos... whatever moves you.
I'll be heading up to the Twins game tonight. For some reason that put into my head the classic Simpsons' tune "We're Talkin' Softball." Which made me think of other original songs from the Simpsons. Which made me smile a whole lot. ("Can I play the piano any more?" "Of course you can!" "Well I couldn't before.")
I also thought of some of the great original songs from other TV properties (Bob's Burgers comes immediately to mind), and how that overlap of original music and TV can really carry a joke through, often beyond the show. It might really be a comedic thing for the most part?
Anyway, let's talk about the use of original music in TV shows or something like that. And shave our sideburns.
In that folder, you'll see several files. If you want the individual files, go to the folder labeled "Tracks". However, this year (which I've wanted to do for the last couple), we've created a single mp3 that contains the mix in its entirety, which is the preferred method of consumption. The result is a seamless mix with each track flowing directly into the next. There are 3 versions of varying bitrates, so please select the sound quality of your choice (the lowest one isn't shabby or anything though).
It occurred to me recently while listening to some song that I can't recall off the top of my head (maybe Portugal the Man's "Feel It Still?") that I really like bass/baritone saxophone. Something about it really seems to hit a sweet spot in a lot of songs for me.
Instruments you love? Songs they are featured in? Let's hear what ya got.
We'll be accepting Summer Mix suggestions through the weekend, then we'll be banging it out shortly after that. Please put your candidates in SPOILER form below. Please list up to 3 choices (further choices will be ignored). The first choice is automatically in, and the other 2 choices will be put in a pool to be selected from to fill out the mix.
Alright, everyone, it's that time of year. Please put your candidates in SPOILER form below. Please list up to 3 choices (further choices will be ignored). The first choice is automatically in, and the other 2 choices will be put in a pool to be selected from to fill out the mix.
A kindly volunteer will corral the suggestions* and then we'll pound the mix out after that.
Also, drop yer lists below too.
*Since it's processed anonymously, it's possible that someone could get all 3 songs on the mix. I can't recall if that's happened before...
Note: If you've done this topic before, well, sorry. But it was the best one I could come up with.
If you've followed Jeff A week, you've noticed that the songs are all oldies, mostly from the '70s. The reason for that, of course, is that the '70s are the time I was growing up. All of my high school and a good share of my college years came in the '70s.
I think for most of us, the music of our youth holds a special place in our hearts. It's not so much that the music of our youth is better than any other kind of music (although in my case, it clearly is). It's that this is the music that was playing during the years when we were becoming the people we were going to become. Hearing that music takes us back to that time, and usually back to happy memories. It even does that for those of us for whom the high school years do not have that many happy memories. Maybe it's because the music was a kind of refuge, a place where we could go to forget the way things were and think about how things might be better for us someday.
I don't just listen to these oldies. I listen to some contemporary pop music and some contemporary country music. I listen to some contemporary Christian music, too. But my go-to music is still the music of the '70s. It's where I go when I want some music to put me in a good mood, or music I can sing along to. The music of my youth.
So, what's your go-to music? What's the music that puts you in a good mood? What's the music of your youth? Put it here. Or, put in a random ten list. Or, do whatever you want. I'm not the boss of you.
Watching the game last night, I heard Target Field play "Let It Be" during the challenge review. "Pretty clever," I thought, before realizing that that's surely happened at football and hockey games too, and long before baseball.
Still... it generated this idea. Go ahead and select the musical score for a baseball game. Here's the standard categories, and add your own as you see fit (or steal from others that others see fit). Heck, suggest a category for others too - no need to have an answer before you ask the question!
Strikeout (swinging? looking?)
Great fielding play
Umpire Review (overturn, uphold)
Injury time out
Second pitching change in an inning
Starter gets pulled after a great outing
Rain delay (just one song)
Delay because of streaker/animal on the field/other unusual