Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Latest i-Pod Purchases

Thanks to MotherBang's gift cards, I just added the following drugs to my stash:

"Cherish" - The Association (only because SisterBang and I like to sing it when we get scary Match.com e-mails)
"Never My Love" (same reason, and we are trying to learn the harmony for the "ba ba ba buh" part)
"God Only Knows" - Beach Boys
"Beginnings" - Chicago
"Make Me Smile"
"For Once in My Life" - Stevie Wonder
"All In Love Is Fair"
"You Can Leave Your Hat On" - Joe Cocker
"Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" - The Hollies
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
"Happy Together" - The Turtles
"My Sweet Lord" - George Harrison
"(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" - L.T.D.
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" - The Police
"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
"Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" - "The Wiz"
Home (Finale)
Everybody Rejoice
"Thing of Beauty" - Hothouse Flowers
"Stand Beside Me"
"This Is It (Your Soul)"
"I Can See Clearly Now" - Jimmy Clifton
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - "Dreamgirls"
"Even Now" - Barry Manilow
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" - George Michael and Elton John

Big disappointments on i-Tunes:

No Bee Gees single of "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" or "Nights on Broadway! Who the hell are The Gee Bees, those lame imposters!

Why can't I buy a single of Dion singing "Abraham, John and Martin?" Why I gotta buy the whole album?


Blogger Chalicechick said...

I vote you add Joan Jett's cover of the theme song to the Mary Tyler Moore show.

I consider version that my own personal theme song.


Blogger Chalicechick said...

I should add the disclaimer that the above was not intended to in any way criticize Peacebang’s musical taste. I do not intend to imply that my musical taste is in any way superior to Peacebang’s and do not believe that Peacebang will be the lesser for it if she does not follow my recommendation and add some Joan Jett to her playlist. I will note that Joan Jett is in no way obscure, and hope this will be taken as evidence that I was not writing to show off my knowledge of obscure bands like the Ataris that also kick ass.

I do not judge, I speak from my own personal conviction that Joan Jett rocks. I simply intend to express my own enthusiasm for Joan Jett, which, I must note, is not mutually exclusive with enthusiasm for Peacebang’s music. At least not most of it.

I do not think less of Peacebang for what she has shared with us, I feel empowered by her courage. I affirm her in her choice to be a Barry Manilow fan, though that path is different from my own. Way, way, different.

Way different.

In the spirit of peace and love,


Blogger Clyde Grubbs said...

The record companies sometimes makes demands that can't be negotiated by ITunes Music Store, like whole Albums, etc. They did want Apple to charge more for 'hits' and less for oldies but goodies, but they decided that access to music store was important and Apple wasn't budging....

so why...its business ruining art, or some such old sermon that I must have preached somewhere.

Blogger PeaceBang said...

My dad loved Barry Manilow. All that Barry brings my dad back to life. "Even Now" brings him back so hard it hurts.

The other choices I have no excuse for except pure nostalgia!

CC, I know you know there's a difference between the comments becoming an insane free-for-all of insulting projections, and comments being free and fun and open and yes, even snarky. You've disagreed with me plenty of times in these posts. So cut it out with your peace and love before I bam ya.
P.S. I *hate* Joan Jett.

Blogger Chalicechick said...

((I *hate* Joan Jett. )))


You know, though I read the posts in the infamous Paul thread really differently than you did and thought most people essentially agreed with you and didn't completely understand you going all strict father on everybody, I was cool with you going nuclear on my friends because as we generation xers like to put it, "you know, whatever."

But telling me you hate Joan Jett?

THOSE are fightin' words...

Now, we've got an issue, sister.


Blogger PeaceBang said...

CC, you say "stern father" like it's a bad thing.

P.S. Wait, please let me analyze for you why you love Joan's cover of the MTM theme song. I have several theories about why this is so, but first I should place the song in a socio-historical context for you so that you can understand yourself and your preferences.
Also I thought I might do a feminist deconstruction of Joan Jett's music to further enlighten you as to why you would be drawn to her contributions to music, but I will find it necessary while doing so to make you aware that really, there are some problematic aspects to your full embrace of this particular anthem of privileged white womanhood. Have you really done your work on Joan Jett? I'd like to invite you to that now, just because, you know, you mentioned her and said that you consider that song your theme song.

Blogger Chalicechick said...

Shrug. Don't look at me, I can't wig out and turn off the comments. This is your blog after all.

My personal reasons for fandom are so obvious as to be hardly worth discussion. I'm an easily-depressed suburban chick with fair to middling self-esteem, she's a punk rocker who plays badass live shows at abortion rights marches, do the math.

Which is not to say that I won't take any slight on Joan Jett as a personal slight on me. Obviously, if you don't like Joan Jett and tell me why, you must think I'm an idoit for liking her.

However, this viewing her work in context stuff is silly. What possible relevance could her influences or the songs that were a little derivative have on the discussion? Don't bother me with that stuff. Anyone who talks about the work in context is only showing off and patronizing me.

I mean, the people who read up on Joan Jett and know a lot about her can't possibly be real fans, right?

We've all heard and dismissed the opinions of people who don't like Joan Jett, so we know they can't possibly have anything useful to say. When I play Joan Jett in front of our audience of Micheal Bolton groupies, Maniloonies and BeeGees fans, they better be nice, damn it. If they aren't, they are taking out their own issues about strong women on poor Joan Jett. And me. Let's not forget me.

Clearly anyone who doesn't like Joan Jett was picked on in junior high school. That's the only reasonable explanation.


Ps. You know, of course, that we're not actually talking about Joan Jett, we're talking about her songwriters. But if anybody points that out, we should yell at them.

Because anyone who reads a discussion of Joan Jett and doesn't realize we're actually talking about her songwriters must think we're idiots...

Blogger PeaceBang said...

Handing CC a margarita.

In light of the earlier thang, ya know.

Blogger CK said...


You guys are awesome. And who says that irony is dead?

Well, there are some people who don't get irony. (Link from Pharyngula and yes, this person was serious, check out their follow up post!)

(Sorry, just had to post the link. I hope it won't be construed as an attempt to hijack your deep sharing, or as a way to divert spiritual reflection on music into an intellectual digression about the role of irony in the pro-life movement.)

Blogger Chalicechick said...

Ah, I was kidding, too, in light of the earlier thang.

But I'll still take the margarita.


Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Who's Joan Jett?

Blogger Chalicechick said...

Joan Jett is an American punk rocker. Her biggest hit was "I love Rock and Roll" but she is also know for covering hard rock songs like AC/DC's Back in Black.

In some ways, I like her covers more than her original work. The punk tradition of covering music from a different genre I think produces cool stuff. (e.g. Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies have a really good cover of "You are my Sunshine," which retains it's sweetness even when played in a punk style.)



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