Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

MA-57 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 8

Here's another amalgamation of musical momentohood from my earlier youthful times.



1 -    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere        Neil Young with Crazy Horse  (2:29)          1969

1970
2 -   Let It Be       Beatles/BRG/Veech      (3:59)
3 -   Your Song (live)      Elton John          (3:48)
4 -   Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)     Melanie   (3:49)
5 -   ( Know) I'm Losing You          Rare Earth      (3:36)
6 -   Everything Is Beautiful          Ray Stevens   (3:33)
7 -   We Can Work It Out          Stevie Wonder       (3:11)
8 -   Moondance       Van Morrison (4:31)

1971
9 - Let Your Love Go (album version) Bread (2:22)
10 - What Is Life? George Harrison (4:15)
11 - Footstompin' Music Grand Funk Railroad (3:46)
12 - Here Comes the Sun Richie Havens (3:43)

1972

13 - Immigration Man Crosby & Nash (2:57)
14 - The Sage (live) Emerson, Lake & Palmer (4:01)
15 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (live) Rick Wakeman (6:29)

16 - Thomas The Rhymer Steeleye Span (3:12) 1974
17 - Life's Been Good Joe Walsh (8:03) 1978
18 - Juke Box Fury Rickie Lee Jones (4:12) 1990
19 - Pity Jude Beatles/BRG/SB (7:41) 2005


MA-57 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 8

Hope you enjoy some reminiscences, too.  See you Monday.

 

Monday, August 22, 2016

This Is Going to Get Mushy

I couldn't tell you where my dear wife picked up this "generic" collection of faith-and-family songs.  Some seem a little cheesy, but I can take away a bit of inspiration from most of them.

01 - Butterfly Kisses
02 - A Child's Love
03 - I Want to Be Just Like You
04 - Father's Eyes
05 - Midnight Oil
06 - That's What My Father Would Do
07 - Somewhere in the World
08 - Sometimes Miracles Hide
09 - Daddy's Hands
10 - Parent's Prayer
11 - The Keeper
12 - When It's Time to Go
13 - Always Be a Child
14 - Innocent Eyes

Track #8, narrating the experiences of a family helping their Downs-syndrome child grow up, is meaningful to us because we've a close family member with Downs.  Track #7 has made me tear up a little for the past 20 years or so as I wonder if my kids will ever find a "right" person for whom THEY can become the "right" person.

So if you don't mind acknowledging your own emotional side, give a listen.

Butterfly Kisses: A Collection Celebrating God and Family Relationships

 See you Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

MA-21 - Music from an Inner Planet

Re-post with a current link -- More songs about Out There.




1 -   Introduction      Howard Menger     
2 -       Space Girl      Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger     1952
3 -  UFO (The Answer to the Flying Saucer)    Syd Lawrence      1956
4 -  Martian Love Call (A Hand Jive)      Jack Owens   1958
5 - Space Girl The Earth Boys 1958
6 - Flying Saucer Hans Conried-Alice Pearce 1959
7 - Take Me to Your Ladder (I'll See Your Leader Later) Buddy Clinton 1960
8 - Robot Man Jamie Horton 1960
9 - My Little Martian Floyd Robinson 1961
10 - Telstar Bobby Rydell 1962
11 - Magic Star   Kenny Hollywood 1962
12 - ( Help Me ) Telstar    The Gee Sisters 1962
13 - Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue Allan Sherman 1963
14 - Magic Star Margie Singleton 1963
15 - We're Going UFOing Jimmy Durante 1964
16 - The Invaders TV Theme 1967
17 - UFO TV Theme 1970
18 - Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space TV Theme 1972
19 - A Spaceman Came Travelling Chris de Burgh 1976
20 - Arriving UFO Yes 1978
21 - Flying Saucers Nina Hagen 1984
22 - Teenagers from Outer Space The Meteors 1986
23 - Amazons from Outer Space Batmobile 1989
24 - Wishing on Telstar Susanna Hoffs 1991
25 - Spaceman Babylon Zoo 1995
26 - Rednecks from Outer Space FAQ 2004
27 - Your Neighborhood Spaceman Mike Patton & Jel & Odd Nosdam 2006
28 - She Came from Outer Space Bang! Bang! 2007





 The CD cover art is adapted from Howard Menger's Authentic Music from Another Planet, that 1957 release of outer-space music that sounds suspiciously like an amateur noodling around a keyboard.

So it's only appropriate that the Introduction for this volume should be given by Menger himself.  

I hope you'll enjoy this mishmash of music!


See you on Monday.