Category Archives: Friday Music Day

FMD 7/21/17: Meatloaf

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.

FMD: July 7, 2017 – Ken Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

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.

FMD: WGOM Summer Mix 2017

All right, ladies and germs, nice job again this year. Please find your own copy of the mix here.

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).

01David BowieSuffragette City
02The SaintsKnow Your Product
03Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/Nico Muhly/James McAlisterMercury
04Jason Isbell And The 400 UnitCumberland Gap
05Japanese BreakfastMachinist
06Big ThiefMythological Beauty
07Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & MigosSlide
08Diarrhea PlanetGhost With A Boner!
09Tokyo Police ClubTessellate
10KehlaniPiece Of Mind*
11Dan AuerbachShine On Me
12Portugal. The ManFeel It Still
13Nikki LaneJackpot
14The SweetAction
15Chris StapletonUp To No Good Livin'*
16Secret SistersHe's Fine
17Cracker Almond Grove
18Big Big TrainTransit Of Venus Across The Sun
19Jan St. WernerScene 2
20PrinceWhen Doves Cry
21Jane X0I Don't Wanna
22R.E.M.Nightswimming
23Anderson .Paak feat. Talib Kweli & Timan Family ChoirThe Dreamer***

* indicates NSFW

Enjoy, and thanks again for your contributions. Drop your lists below.

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FMD: 69

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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.

Feel free to drop some lists too.

FMD: 2017 Summer 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...

FMD 5/26/17 — The Music of Our Youth

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.

FMD 5/19/17 – Score A Baseball Game

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!

Single
Double
Triple
Home Run
Walk
Intentional Walk
Strikeout (swinging? looking?)
Stolen Base
Caught Stealing
Double Play
Great fielding play
Umpire Review (overturn, uphold)
Injury time out
Pitching change
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
Walkoff win