Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Day 7: I can still feel the lighter burn on my fingers...

I wish I had time today to write it's a teaser. I will make time tomorrow.

I totally stole this idea from the blog I'm pimp'n today.

Badger Meets World

But her video gave me goosebumps. The sound of his voice immediately delivers me back 20 odd years ago. And always with a smile and a sigh. The soundtrack to most of my adult life is set to....

I will not apologize.

And the Raised On Radio concert in 1986 was my first, and therefore, BEST concert ever. I even saw them a few years ago without Steve Perry [collective gasp] and they were STILL awesome.

If for some reason this does not totally (like, fer sure) make you reach for the hairspray and a Bic lighter, I'm sorry, we can no longer be friends.

It's all about the Naked [not the nekkid] here in Dorkville.

What are your guilty pleasures?


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Guilty pleasures, music-wise? Well, first off, I see no problem with Journey. Although Journey without Steve Perry just seems wrong.

Well, for me, it would be ABBA. Yes, the Swedish band that has sold more records than anyone accept the Beatles. I love their melodies. Those two chicks had angel-like voices. And let's face it, the tunes are catchy as hell!

Another somewhat guilty pleasure - Kenny Rogers. That goes back to my 4th grade youth, when my parents (for reasons still unknown to me) bought me an album of his greatest hits. In 2002, while on a trip to Iowa with my then-pregnant wife, I bought a similar album on CD. So we drove through the cornfield highways of Iowa, grooving to "The Gambler" and more.

Memories... pass the bic.

1:19 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

Ish! This song causes liquid to form in my eyes.

Guilty pleasure- REO Apeedwagon,Joshua Kadison, and I'll go with Walrus on Kenny Rogers.

I also go crazy for sappy songs from musicals- "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (Jesus Christ Superstar), "I'd Give My Life for You" (Miss Saigon), "On My Own" (Les Mis), and so on.

And of course we musn't forget, "I'm Holding Out for a Hero" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

My head hurts. You know why? Because I was at the singing room till 3 am drunkenly belting out some of these very songs.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Glen Campbell all the way baby.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Gregg said...

One should never even consider apologizing when one speaks of Journey. They RAWK!

I'll get on the Kenny Rogers bandwagon. (saw him sliding down the big slide at the Wisconsin State Fair many...many...years ago, but did not see him in concert, cuz the rain drove us away.)

And this is almost something of a clich├ęd guilty pleasure by now, but...I've got Barry Manilow on my DellPod. (I dare you to listen to "Weekend in New England" and not weep openly. go ahead...I dare you.)

As long as I'm digging myself a hole here, Cyndi Lauper's got some pretty solid guilty pleasure stuff on her "Twelve Deadly Cyns...And Then Some" disc.

Bonnie Tyler's raspy voice was soooo cool.

I could keep going. Ohhh, could I ever! But I think I've incriminated myself enough for now.

9:18 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

Oh! Oh! Barry Manilow! How could I have forgotten Barry Manilow??!!!!

I would totally throw my panties at him.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Gregg said...

*starts to sing, in his bestest Barry Manilow impression voice*

"Her name was Lola,
she was a showgirl..."

10:52 PM  
Blogger JJ said...


*hysterically catapults a giant pair of granny panties in your direction*

12:50 AM  
Blogger Gregg said...

*runs for cover to avoid injury from catapulted undergarments*

*finds shelter...and enough room to park a stretch limo...under Barry's nose*

8:03 AM  

You kids...

I'll third Bonnie Tyler. Love that rasp! Creepy video too. "Turn around..."

You can add disco music as another guilty pleasure. Disco is sooooooooooo not rap! So yeah, throw the Bee Gees in the mix. I'm not embarrassed to say that a few months back, I bought a double-disc of their greatest hits. Some may be surprised that for the first 10 years of their existence, (pre-disco) they had several hits as well - none of which featured Barry Gibb's falsetto voice.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I do own the Bee Gees Greatest Hits CD and it is very good. I don't share the love of KR, however. I don't dislike him, but don't love his stuff either. I have some good college memories of a couple Vixen songs and I've always loved Alabama's Roll On album. Give that one a listen if you haven't.

1:37 PM  

Ok, I need to add another. I only know of three songs. But they're three good ones.

Christopher Cross.

There, I said it. There's "Sailing," "Rhapsody," and "Arthur's Theme: The Best That You Can Do."

Wow. I just admitted to liking Christopher Cross. But I dig those three tunes. In fact, those songs, perhaps more than any others, take me right back to 1981 or so. There's a certain sadness and recollecting that occurs when I hear them - longing back to a time when life was much more simpler.

Jeez, I'm such a dork!

11:01 AM  

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