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Summer Mix 2023

I had this down to two hours of songs for quite awhile, but wasn't sure where to go with it. I like to keep things around 90 minutes if possible. I wasn't sure what to change nor the order it should be in. Then, one night, like a good Connections puzzle, everything suddenly became clear.

As usual, every year, I say I really like how the mix turned out. And I'll say it again! I really like how the mix turned out!

Anyway, it's up on the podcast feed. If anyone wants a full downloadable copy, please let me know. Great job, gang.

BullyAll I Do*
Modern SkirtsMy Bully
King HarvestDancing in the Moonlight
CymbalsHighway Star, Speed Star
Cal TjaderSoul Sauce
Jimmy CliffSitting In Limbo
MommaBang Bang
Deer TickIf I Try to Leave
David ByrneI Wanna Dance With Somebody (Live)
Mon LaferteTu Falta De Querer
Harry BelafonteJump in the Line
FoalsWake Me Up
bar italiapunkt
Mandy, IndianaPinking Shears
Nicky YoureSunroof
Wet LegAngelica
Childish GambinoFeels Like Summer
Gordon LightfootSummertime Dream
Frank ZappaLet Me Take You To The Beach
[one hundred] gecsDoritos & Fritos* **
Sleep TokenChokehold
Richard AufrichtigOne More Cup of Coffee
Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos JobimCorcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)
Three Dog NightShambala
AlvvaysPomeranian Spinster

*A naughty word or two
**I've yet to figure out how to make numbers work in tables, so "[one hundred]" = 100. Also, I may love 100 gecs.

Walk With Bo

After I got out of the hospital last summer (Duodenal Ulcer with Complications), and was relearning how to walk, I started this deal where I would get different people to go for walks with me.   Most of the walks were from my house up and around the paths in Elizabeth Park (just down the street) or down 199th St. in Scandia.

After more than a year since I started WWB, I've walked with 64 different partners (including 4 dogs) - of course I spreadsheet this.  Many of them have walked with me multiple times, usually 2.2-3.2 miles - I try to vary the route each time, and we go out rain or shine.

Let me know if you are around and would like to join me (Hartford or Scandia).

So Nation, what are you up to for exercise lately?

The World’s Greatest Online Magazine Presents The Half-Baked Podcast: 16. Brock Stewart Fan Club

Hola, amigos. We know it's been a long time since we rapped at ya, but we're happy to be back. We kept things brief this time, but packed in a lot of topics:

-A discussion of some of the food faceoffs on the site recently
-Quick fantasy update
-A look at the season so far
-Surprising players, both on the good and bad side
-What the Twins will need to finish the year

Put it in your ear holes, gang!

At The Movies: All Things Go

I don't keep up with too many shows, but a month or so ago, three shows I was watching (Succession, Barry, and Ted Lasso) all ended within a couple days of each other. And that was shortly after I finished my first Mad Men go through. It's weird as I don't watch that many shows, let alone have numerous ones end at the same time. Made me a little sad.

If you liked the ending, or even if you didn't, what's a show that left you feeling a little empty once it was over?

2023 Summer Mix Nominations

Well, friends, it's about that time again. Toss your nominations below.

1. The theme is "Summer". You're free to interpret that as you'd like.
2. Put your nominations in a Spoiler box.
3. You may nominate up to 3 songs. Any further nominations will be ignored.
4. Unless we get an insane amount of nominations for some reason, everyone's first choice is automatically in. The rest of the mix will be filled out with the other nominations.
5. Like a Supreme Court justice and porn, I don't know the exact time when a song becomes too long to include, but I can tell you that 15 minutes is probably a bit too long...

WGOM Summer Mix 2015
WGOM Summer Mix 2016
WGOM Summer Mix 2017
WGOM Summer Mix 2018
WGOM Summer Mix 2019
WGOM Summer Mix 2020
WGOM Summer Mix 2021
WGOM Summer Mix 2022

June 2023 Movie Post

As I mentioned in the Cup the other day, I managed to get caught up with and watch the Ted Lasso series finale the day it was released. That's just big for me, since I haven't seen a finale on the day of release in a long time. I was a little ways behind on Game of Thrones and The Good Place, and other than that, we probably have to go back a decade. For some reason, I really wanted to do that with Ted - I think because, at least in my little middle-aged white male bubble, this show really seems to have been so much of an antidote to the current zeitgeist.

It was a show about connection in a time when we were all distanced from each other. A show about people from all over the world coming together when so many are caught up in nationalism. A show about forgiveness when so many are quick to judge and condemn.

I saw a number of headlines/first paragraphs of articles as this season was going that made it clear the trendy thing to do was to be upset with this season. And, admittedly, there were a few problems (namely the bloated episode length - a little bit of editing would have gone a long way). But those problems weren't the main thrust of these articles - they were hating on Ted Lasso because they were Nathan Shelley at the end of Season 2. This show made them feel everything warm and happy, even when bad things were happening, they just felt so spoken to. But Season 3? It didn't start that way. It was messy and followed lots of other people and things weren't so great, and then Zava shows up, and we don't care about that guy at all, and wasn't Ted going to work his magic on Zava, but no, that's not the way it really works. It wasn't what we wanted it to be.

At least, not yet. And maybe it was just hearing that this was the end of the series, but for some reason - even with my little complaints - I trusted the writers. And the criticism really bothered me. Ultimately, I feel like the writers knew what they were doing. Wandering around for a little while really helped those last 3 or 4 episodes nail what Ted had been and could be. I left feeling very satisfied. And I appreciated that they left most characters at a beginning, not an end. Yes, a few things got left on the table (couldn't you just see Ted wishing he had been able to help Rupert? Man, that would be some juicy conflict!). But in the end, I think the writers brought it home.

Trust the writers. Or, rather... believe.

Friday Music Day: The 90’s

The Current just wrapped up their list of the top 893 songs of the 90's.

So it seemed an opportune time to ask for everyone else's top 10 song sof the '90's.

Their top 10:
10. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
9. Criminal - Fiona Apple
8. Losing My Religion - REM
7. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
6. Everlong - Foo Fighters
5. Zombie - The Cranberries
4. Loser - Beck
3. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
2. You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana