thegue

thegue

Educator with a love of travel, music, lists, cricket and being an contrarian.

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There are times when I'm reading the comments, and they are so boring. Then I remembered someone needs to write an entire article about the same song, and I realize I can make it through. (one of these days though, I plan on just attached ALL of the stereotypical comments EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. gets!!)
I have to ask... Does anyone else get chills down their spine when they hear a new song they love? Or is it just me? I legitimately get goosebumps. P.S. I went over and read Stereogum's Attack on Memory turns 10 a few days ago. In my opinion, it's the best album I've heard in the last ten years, and I still get goose bumps when I turn "Wasted Days" up to 11.
My wife wonders why, when I wake up at 4 am the day after a column, I've accomplished NOTHING by the time she and the kids come down between 6-7. I mean, I have priorities and all...
Hit #16, rare miss by our fearless leader.
I always hated the single version of "Boss Drum"; not surprised why it didn't achieve the same success as their previous three (#8 dance, versus #1). They would be back at #1 with their next U.S. release, my favorite of ALL Shamen songs. And here comes Prodigy....
My parents were BIG 90210 fans, which immediately made it uncool for me. As a result, I missed all things Aaron Spelling during this time period, and it sounds like that was okay. I remember this song, but not the show. 3/10
7-8-9-7 Solid entries today. I've always been a Spinners fan, and I have a soft spot for Hi-Five's entry today.
Why did I feel like I was reading Tristram Shandy?
The Heights’ “How Do You Talk to an Angel” top YouTube official music video comments: 1. Even if this was a tv show manufactured band, this was a legit smash hit song. A one-hit-wonder like this one captured a moment. These performers may have hoped for more in their careers, but they will always have this instance of magic. 2. I totally forgot about this gems until one of my bias in kpop (Doh Kyungsoo) recommended this song to his fans. 3. Doesn't this define how we feel when we're crushing on someone like we did in high school... 4. I just heard this song for the first time a few days ago. And it makes me think of a Co worker that I'm crushing on. Because she understands me in a way most people don't. I told her the song is stuck in my mind. I remember when I was younger I wrote a poem about her before I met her. And this song reminds me of that poem. Her eyes draw me in every time I see her. Her smile everything about her makes me ask myself. How do you talk to an angel 5. I still find it hilarious that back when he would do concerts while he was on 90210, girls would come to his shows with signs saying "Leave Donna alone!" 6. The intro of this song always tricks me into thinking that it is actually "Don't Dream its over" by crowded house. Its ridiculously similar 7. Who would've known he was gonna be a writer for WWE??? Good job Freddy!!! 8. Mondegreen: It's like trying ketchup on a star.
Good morning Irish! So much great music to cover in 1/4 of a single year. You've done it well, even with the gnats flying around (just noticed it, tried to negate their effect). Recreated List: November 7, 1992 1. Love: The Sundays 2. Not Sleeping Around: Ned’s Atomic Dustbin 3. Pussycat Meow: Deee-Lite 4. Tones of Home: Blind Melon 5. Walk on the Ocean: Toad the Wet Sprocket 6. Two Princes: Spin Doctors 7. Something Good: Utah Saints 8. Nearly Lost You: Screaming Trees 9. Rhythm is a Dancer: Snap! 10. Digging in the Dirt: Peter Gabriel 11. Timebomb: 808 State 12. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: U2 13. What About Your Friends: TLC 14. Drown: Smashing Pumpkins 15. Peace, Love, Inc: Information Society 16. Jump Around: House of Pain 17. Evapor-8: Altern 8 18. Would I Lie To You?: Charles and Eddie 19. Blood Makes Noise: Suzanne Vega 20. Please Don’t Go: KWS 21. The Hitman: AB Logic 22. Real Love: Mary J Blige 23. Divine Thing: Soup Dragons 24. All I Want: Toad the Wet Sprocket 25. Dizz Knee Land: Dada Near misses: Somebody to Shove: Soul Asylum Hypnotized: Clubland Jeremy: Pearl Jam She’s Playing Hard to Get: Hi-Five I never purchased "November Rain" - at the time I was underwhelmed by its length. I gave it a listen yesterday, and I'd have to say I missed it the first time around. These mature ears were impressed with it. I was also over buying the cassingle by this point, or the CD single. When researching the charts to compile my chart from this time, I came across a Billboard article about record executives seeing some success with "the $4.99 CD single". In other words, they were no longer selling 45s, or cassingles, if I sort-of-liked one song, I was going to have to spend an outrageous amount for that ONE song. I guess it's no surprise we'll see P2P before the end of the decade... Anyway, that's why I'll have songs on my charts that weren't released as a single, and others that were deep cuts. I could've probably included 8 songs or so from the Singles soundtrack as a result, but I didn't. I feel like I'm the only one who likes Charles & Eddie's "Would I Lie To You?". Enjoy! https://youtu.be/G_UXvcr22rM
IMO this is the best album in the last ten years. I can't play guitar, but I won one in a raffle, and my goal was to copy Wasted Days. Couldn't do it, but still...
Week 1: Nirvana Week 2: Cece Peniston Week 3: G 'n R Week 4: Technotronic Week 5: Toad the Wet Sprocket Week 6: Shakespeare's Sister Week 7: Patty Smyth/Don Henley Week 8: Soup Dragons Week 9: House of Pain Week 10: Hi-Five Week 11: Prince & NPG Week 12: PM Dawn Week 13: Charles & Eddie
I'll put in an order for cornbread, thanks. True story: corn muffins/cornbread is one of my favorite foods, bar none. Knowing this, my aunt decided to mail me a box of cornbread mix when I was living in Damascus, Syria. I made a batch which stunk (I'm not a cook), so I shared them with friends...as long as they did the cooking. My aunt told me later it was the most expensive box of cornbread mix she'd ever purchased. The mix itself was about $4, but it cost almost $20 to send to the Middle East.
I loved all of this. Great passion!
For some, religion is the answer. For others, its therapy. It's done wonders for myself, and understanding how/why I react to certain things. I'm glad it worked out for you and Mr. Brigit. I also tell my students to find where the counseling services are on whatever college campus they choose, find someone they are comfortable talking to, and schedule regular appointments, because at some point, they will need to talk to someone (homesick, stressed about grades, social life, etc).
1. I'm sad to say I bought Morrissey's first 4 CDs. Sad, because of who he's become...or, at least, exposed his true inner self. I guess he's my generation's Eric Clapton. 2. ...but I loved his songs, and his lyrics. My favorite song of this album wasn't released as a single, but then again, who would play a song titled "Seasick, Yet Still Docked"? 3. I couldn't remember how "Digging in the Dirt" went, and I was genuinely excited to listen to it over the last few columns as everyone raved about it. 10/10. 4. I owned Suzanne Vega's CD as well, and even though pop radio had since passed her by, I thought it was her most accessible CD. Loved all of the releases off this. 5. I'm going to be a contrarian here, but this is where R.E.M. lost me. I wasn't a fan of any of the singles released off this album, and I would only download two of their songs moving forward, both the singles that charted in the 2000s.
Forgot this song completely, but completely agree. Also, Shallow thegue is a fan.
Good for you, Bix, and great for GBear!
Sidebar: I'm glad Tom gives "Motownphilly" a 10, because it is. But MTV third-generation VJ Dave Holmes was obsessed with the video for the song (which I just watched again, and I love the Philly it shows off). But Dave wasn't interested in the sights of the City of Brotherly Love, or Boyz II Men. He wanted to know about the East Coast Family, or more specifically, the group that didn't make it: Sudden Impact. They appear at 2:39 in the video. Who were they? What was their story? He does a podcast episode on it, it's great: https://ew.com/podcasts/dave-holmes-waiting-for-impact-podcast-90s-boy-band/
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