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Sharing Guilty Pleasures from My MP3 Player

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Most folks who know me know that I can be a bit of of music snob. I love music and a wide range of music, but: if it doesn't grab me I make no bones about music that leaves me, well..."meh." There is music around that people can be raving about and I can listen to it and even appreciate what has gone into it, the musicianship, the heart & soul of the writer, performer...but in the end if it doesn't grab me I cannot react with anything but..."meh." A few artists out there I can really appreciate for their performances and how much they put themselves into their music would be Lady GaGa and Adele. But try as I may to listen to their music it just hasn't grabbed me.

So being the fussbudget I am it's tough for me to admit to these songs which are on my mp3 player. I mean...what is a song with lyrics like THESE doing pumping up my workout?

"Cuz we're gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more" ....?!?!

But you know? Disco has left it's stamp and there are a few traces of it in me which, when I discovered health & wellness and working out my musical tastes began to morph and make room for music I once upon a time shook my head at. This is MOVING music! Time get up and BOOGIE!

A Taste of Honey: Boogie No More

Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music

(most "white boys" have NO business trying to be funky, but these guys really do NAIL IT!)

Bee Gees: All that Saturday Night Fever stuff...You Should Be Dancin'

Lipps, Inc.: FunkyTown

And for the occasional chuckle I enjoy this one by Dr. John, not a workout tune...just fun travelin' down Nawlins way and hearing his creole soaked voice and clever, wise-cracking threats at the end of this honky-tonk tune:

How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around?

Anyone out there have some fun, silly music you like to listen to?

In other humdrum news, got the wood pellets moved to the porch...probably not a ton left after all, but a bunch. The nice part is that the two tons I got at the beginning of the heating season in October is STILL lasting...! Usually by December / January we've burned 'em up and have to go get more! So it's a pleasure to be still burning 'em and not need more just yet. Guess climate change has a few perks. Cross country skiing isn't one of them!

Sun was shining, still too cold for hopping on the bike (30 degrees) so I pulled out the poles and had a great walk / jog up through town & back. Nice to get my outdoor fix on this pretty decently laid back day!

SuperBowl's looking pretty close! I'm not for one or the other team really, just enjoy a close game!


PS...there is more of my particular mix of jazz, world, folk & new age music here:
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    Average White Band: "Cut the Cake" & "Pick Up the Pieces"

    Finest in white boy Scottish funk.

    And Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" does work for me when exercising
    2188 days ago
    Love the Why don't my dog bark song.
    My favorite ol' silly song from the past.

    2202 days ago
    Hey, Don. Coming by to catch up and thank you for encouraging me by coming by my blog. So cool to see some of the songs you enjoy when you are out and about. I'm kinda glad to be missing the NY cold - we have a cool day today after much needed rains.
    2202 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Love the why don't my dog bark lol..
    2203 days ago
    Thanx for posting this, Don!
    2203 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your personal secrets in music. Funny that I have the BeeGees collection too. I have mostly 80's music from all genres... I let the music decide my momentum for my running...slow and easy or hit it hard, music is the spice of life.

    I can totally see you peddling to Play that Funky Music.
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    Enjoy your weekend.
    2205 days ago
    I love the above tunes you posted! Heck, who doesn't! Here's a silly tune I download (and still have the 45 to). Enjoy! Here's the link:

    For some odd reason, it didn't hyperlink, sorry. You will have to cut and paste
    2208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/7/2012 6:56:31 AM
  • JLITT62
    I don't think it's climate change - just look at last yr

    I'm not a music snob; I like pop music, including Lady Gaga - altho I have to agree on Adele - she is incredibly talented but she doesn't grab me. Taste in art, in any form, is very personal!

    Let's see, I like Wham!, even if it isn't on my MP3 player.
    2208 days ago
    Those are terrific workout songs! I love most anything from Cher! I'm sure she is my guilty pleasure, my husband likes to rib me about her! The "Believe" album has some good stuff -- "Believe," the title song, and "Taxi, Taxi" are up-tempo. Plus I really like hearing her sing in Italian, like "D'ove L'amore" (I am sure I just slaughtered that bit of Italian, I don't know the language!!). I'm a very big fan of girl-singer songs for working out, I guess. I like Gloria Estefan and Madonna for this, too!
    2208 days ago
    *crooning* "Won't you take me to...Funky Town!"

    I don't really remember disco, but I have loved that particular song since I was a little bitty kid! To me, that makes it a classic. emoticon
    2208 days ago
    Most of what I listen to is poppy and junky and silly. Well, you hear the stuff I put in my blogs. The whole thing is a playlist. It is now a very LONG playlist. :)
    2209 days ago
    "Anyone out there have some fun, silly music you like to listen to?"

    There is one song in my mp3 that I play whenever I feel silly...
    B52's Rock Lobster!

    As far as fun, Devo's Whip It is a fun song to listen to...
    2209 days ago
    I LOVE Funkytown.
    2209 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    2209 days ago
    Love it! going to have to go looking for some of those tunes myself. I like variety, especially when I am working out. Thanks for the info!
    2209 days ago
    2209 days ago
    I've got a few "guilty secrets" on my MP3 as well, but I'm not brave enough to 'fess up! I'll have to check out the Dr. John tune; I don't believe I've heard that before.

    Enjoy the Super Bowl; I'm just watching for the commercials....
    2209 days ago
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