Quote of the Week “As shadows fall, I pass a small cafe where we would dance at night; And I can’t help recalling how it how it felt to kiss and hold you tight; Well, how can I forget you, girl? When there is always something there to remind me.” —Burt Bacharach, as performed by Naked Eyes
It took me a few days, but I kept searching because I knew the genius of “Ed” had a reason for his horrendous post. It finally came to me when I saw his vote for Zeek for song of the week. The “blank stare” theme. Brilliant. I doff my cap to you sir. Zeek won a 7-way tiebreaker for song of the week by virtue of getting one vote for two songs. I went with the Naked Eyes tune for obvious reasons as this week’s QOTD. List went to BR and Fig was a runaway winner for his Chicago Theme in tribute to our new President. The Obama transition team has been notified of this honor and I expect them to feature Fig as guest DJ at the inauguration as a measure of gratitude.
There were eleven POTW winners this week, listed first as always with bonus picks if applicable in parentheses. Here are last week’s standings:
- Ed–TB used his powers of arbitrary benevolence to award a special one-time bonus for (excuse me while a go get a drink of water) high brow humor, using the lowest of brow tunes. Brow. That’s a funny word.
- Fig–(3-2); the People’s Choice for Theme of the Week
- RMac–the first real liberal I ever knew
- BR–(1-3); List of the Week
- Smily–(1-0); one point for a nice MSU rant
- OB Lefty–(1-4); one point for patriotism
- JLM–(4-1); bonus points pending if we get a story here from an actual Crimson Tidean
- Greeg–(3-0); hard luck
- Zeek–(1-4); song of the week award kept it from being worse
- Feidt’s Follies–(4-2)
- RSR–got a vote in each category of tunes
- Sweet–(0-5); since everybody else was really bad, Sweet goes here for bonus points on futility
- Supercynic–(1-4); sympathy point for surgery
- Face–(0-1); but almost got a vote from TB for Night Ranger
- Fig E 356
- Travellinbaen 355
- RMac 343
- Ed 323
- OB 320
- Feidt’s Follies 314
- RSR 309
- Pitalo 306
- Stone 300
- Larry 287
- Supercynic 284
- Sweet 269
- Zeek 259
- Smily 248
- MD 234
- Face 233
- JLM 230
- BR 215
- TKH 206
- Greeg 190
My Picks This Weekend
- South Carolina +20′
- Georgia -8′
- Ohio State -9′
- Florida State -6′
- Purdue +17′
POTW Texas -12′
- Go Your Own Way–Fleetwood Mac
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)–Eurythmics
- Like a Rolling Stone–Bob Dylan
- Ramblin Man–The Allman Brothers
- SOTW–Travellin Blues–Lefty Frizzell listen here
Gridiron- I am fresh out of the ER dealing with a bad case of Gout in my ankle and under influence of morphine so my picks should be good considering I am not in my right mind. We’ll see.
POTW-Okla St. -16′
My music theme this week is a dedication to my lovely wife Jenny, who is definitely the best thing that ever happened to me, and my saviour and soulmate. These songs do not do her justice but it’s the best I can do under the circumstances.(see above)
SOTW-The Reason- Hoobastank
I Love You- Climax Blues Band
I Just Wanna Be Your Everything- Andy Gibb
3 Times a Lady- Commodores
I’ll Be There- Temptations
Fools Rush In- Aaron “Elvis” Presley
Number 1: that’s TMI on the medical issue.
Number 2: don’t get all sappy on us.
Can I make a motion that, henceforth, no one is permitted to make posts when under the influence of post-surgical painkillers?
That’s a funny word.
POTW: Oregon St. -3
UL Monroe +20′
Music portion: Stoner, you mentioned seeing GWAR in concert on the concerts blog a few weeks ago. They are coming to both New Orleans and Mobile in December. Should I make the effort to go?
Would that be considered buzzed and blogging as opposed to drunk and dialing? We say “gouch” since that is what it feels like apparently.
You should go see GWAR if you like a band dressed in giant latex suits that spew fake blood as they chop each other up. The show is designed to offend everyone. If you leave without being offended, it was an off night. If you go, tell me if they still have the giant meat grinder on stage. At Tips in N.O. they covered the speakers with plastic so the fake blood would not ruin them. It is interesting. You do not go for the music.
My Pick is ULaMo getting 21 points.
I will supplement with tunes.
East Carolina +2′
The Rebs are playing again this week, so I will take them as my POTW -20′
Little Ways – Dwight Yoakum
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Stay All Night – Willie Nelson
Bald Headed Woman(aka More Than A Woman) – for BR – The Bee Gees
SOTW – Garden Party – Ricky Nelson
Gout always makes me cringe. He’s got the Gout. It just sounds like something you would not want people to know.
South Carolina +20
Counting is big at our house right now, so here is a tribute to numbers:
1 2 3 4 – Feist
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
16 Military Wives – The Decemberists
Pop Song 89 – REM
bonus tune: Three is a Magic Number – Schoolhouse Rock
Gout does sound like you have jungle rot or something. For those curious it is a build up of uric acid in the body that sort of calcifies around the joints (usually big toe or ankle, sometimes the hand) and causes swelling that compresses nerves against bones[and calcification] and causes extreme pain. I promise you it causes pain that jungle rot could not even begin to touch. If you can remember the scene in Stephen King’s “Misery” where the psycho nurse (Kathy Bates) puts the 4×4 between James Caan’s legs and proceeds to “hobble” him with a slegehammer, that is what it feels like—CONSTANTLY!!! So, Madd Dawg, BL*W ME, I cannot help it if you are a Philistine who does not have a romantic bone in his body, while I am a modern day Renaissance Man.
Mississippi State +20′ @ ALABAMA
KENTUCKY -4′ vs Vandy
FLORIDA – 20′ vs South Carolina
UL Monroe + 20′ at OLE MISS
LSU – 18′ vs Troy State
Georgia -8′ at AUBURN
Tunes (thinking about financial and capital market turmoil):
*John Conlee – Backside of 30
*Tom Petty – Free Fallin (I like Axl Rose hitting the stage with him in 89 on MTV music awards)
*The Doors – The End
*Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
*Hank Williams Jr – Tired of Being Johnny B. Goode
sotw: Time of your life/Green Day
Matchbox 20/3 am
Ugly Kid Joe/Cats in the Craddle
Gun’s n Rose’s / Knocking on Heaven’s Door
you can be romantic all you want bro in your PRIVATE moments with your woman, but do I have to hear about it? C’mon man!
Life is about experiences right? So I plan to see GWAR in December in either Mobile or New Orleans IF I can find someone to go with me. Unfortunately, most of my friends have lost their nads nonsurgically through simple nonuse and have sprouted vageens through the magic of evolution as nature has dictated that the female part would be more appropriate for them (no offense intended to the ladies on the site, of course).
I will also be seeing MiniKiss on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage, so come on out if anyone wants to see a KISS ocover band made up entirely of midgets—and who in their right mond would not want to see that?
Metallica concert countdown: 9 days………
These picks are not against the spread.
Songs are for all the lovely ladies out there…….Smily’s thinking bout ya.(U 2 Sweet)
Slow Dancing-Johnny Rivers
Behind Closed Doors-The Silver Fox(charley rich)
Cant Help Fallen In Love-The King(Elvis)
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and willingness to dig deep. I so loved the Hee Haw post and it was not well with my soul to follow that one up with such no talent so-bad-it’s-good tripe. But it had to be done for the good of the blog cause that which doesn’t kill us…makes us pretty damn sick.
If you grew up with older siblings, you had to listen to their music, usually through a wall, a closed and locked door or while they begrudgingly drove you someplace. I did this until I saved enough grass cutting money to purchase a set of earphones and a Radio Shack Realistic Stereo. My sister is 5 years older than me and she listened to tunes while she got ready for school, church, dates, car trips, dinner, going to the mall, doing chores…pretty much all the time. Her favorite albums are easy to deduce: Soundtrack from the movie Grease and The Eagles Hotel California. No other album came close to the play those two got. But of interest to me, at this time, are the singles she bought and the lyrics that struck and stuck with me and so…
This week: My big sister’s most played 45’s.
6. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
“And I asked someone who said about a hundred cops are dead”
5. It Never Rains in Southern California – Albert Hammond
“It never rains in California, but girl don’t they warn ya. It pours, man it pours.”
4. Billy Don’t be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
“And as he started to go, she said, ‘Billy, keep your head low,oh,oh!’
3. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
“Music knows it is and always will be one of the things that life just won’t quit”
2. Brandy – Looking Glass
“But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea”
1. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede (All respect to BJ Thomas but…)
“Ooga-chaka ooga-chaka, ooga, ooga, ooga-chaka”
Sheridan is giving an extra .5 Baen,
POTW: Boilermakers +17.5
Florida State -6
Texas A&M +8
East Carolina +3
SOTW- Inner City Blue (Make me wanna holler)-Marvin Gaye
Joe Cocker- Feeling alright
Pearl Jam- Alive
Sound Garden- Black Hole Sun
You Make Me feel Brand new- The Stylistics
Rich Girl- Hall and Oates
ITs not letting me post
****for some reason, these pickem posts sometimes go to spam, but I’m able to recover them when I get online. Your original post is up now.******
Still trying to picture what a lesbian White House would look like……
Being on hold this morning, I was treated to some mellow music by Christopher Cross, so…
Sailing – by CC (takes me away)
Deacon Blues – Steely Dan (also a Big Bama spellout shoutout “They call Alabama the Crimson Tide”)
Mellow Mood – Bob Marley and the Wailers
A Pirate Looks at Forty – Buffett (and theres a number of us here that are doing just that)
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Minn + 13′
WF – 4
Duke + 10′
S. Carolina +22′ (POTW)
Okla St. -17′
SOTW- Inner city blues (Make me wanna holler)-Marvin Gaye
Feeling Alright-Joe Cocker
Black Hole Sun- Sound Garden
Rich Girl- Hall and Oates
The legend of john henry’s hammer- Johnny Cash
Bean you are lucky that I have been so deligent in keeping up with this from afar. This weekend I am in the wonderful City of AUSTIN. This is a top 5 city in America if you haven’t been here you should really check it out. 6th street is like bourbon st except for its Clean, everybody is ungodly hot, your not gonna get stabbed, and there is greatt music everywhere.
It would be number 1 if it wasn’t in texas or on the coast. kepp it Weird.
POTW OLE MISS-22
As far as music goes, we saw a band last night that was good old texas blues 3 piece. The bass player was about 300lbs and rocking.
Thank u for lettin me be mice elf – ???
from Dixie with Love – Pride of the South Marching band
Wang Dang Doodle – Koko taylor
Thats it, I got to shake this hangover and get started on tonights. We got my entire Ole Miss posse here for the weekend and its nice.
Notre Dame -3′
Texas A&M +8
South Carolina +22′
POTW: W. Kentucky +3
Downer song: Elvis — In The Ghetto
Upper song: U2 — Elevation
Just a song: Too Shy Shy — Kajagoogoo
Miss State +20 1/2
Kentucky – 4 1/2
USM – 2 1/2
Marshall – 7
LSU – 18 1/2
POTW – Texas – 12 1/2
Songs are all about my childhood best friend whose bday is today and what we liked to listen to way back when:
Call Me – Blondie
Magnet and Steel – Walter Egan
Cold as Ice – Foreigner
Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight (also sung by Aretha Franklin)
RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
Fire – The Pointer Sisters
SOTW – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam
POTW – Maryland – staying local
It has been one of those weeks where I feel like something greater is working against me.
Theme – Bad Star Allignment
Voodo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
Cursed Diamond – The Black Crowes
Witchy Woman – Eagles
potw Kentucky -4′
900 numbers play music while you are on hold?? I did not know that.
Awaiting the impending birth of my second child. Hoping that it will not be marked with the number of the Beast this time. So my song list will try to get some:
Positive Vibration – Bob Marley
Jesus is Just Allright – The Byrds(originally) but more known by The Doobie Brothers
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode(originally) but like Johnny Cash’s version better
be sure and let the TB community know the stats. The force seeks balance, so another marked child is unlikely.
I can’t believe I passed up a chance to have a baby pickin contest.
You could have a name contest or a pick the date, time, weight, length contest.
Greeg, you should name your demon seed Cyclone, Tsunami, or Storm,considering your perverse obsession with inclement weather, that or Long Duck Dong after old Francis!!!
My votes for tunes this week:
Theme- Greeg and his new pup(chin up Chrissy)
List-Sweet-good tunes from good era
Song- Smily- Behind Closed Doors (hadn’t heard that in a coon’s age)
Hey Madd Dawg, How was MiniKiss???
If you closed your eyes, they sounded pretty decent playing some old KISS plus a little Ozzy, Crue and GNR mixed in, but watching it was a little disturbing. They looked like they were having fun though—better than a 9 to 5 job I suppose.
My vote for song is BR’s Green Day tune – Time of Your Life. I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard it.
sotw-the doors-the end- Fig E
Song – Alive – Pitalo
List – Sweet – Everybody loves a Big Bama spellout
I take back any vote I have ever made for Zeek. Morphine or not, just way to much information
Song to Smily with Charlie Rich
song – TB for Ramblin Man
theme – Ed
list – Greeg
Gotta go with Greeg for theme (they need help with a name boy and/or girl)
I’m 1-11 last two weeks song Free Fallin – Fig E
Have to abstain from a list pick