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Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Way Over Yonder in a Minor Key   Leave a comment

Cover by Girlyman

Sorrry…a day late

Posted 2011-07-02 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Good Feeling   1 comment

It’s a high school dance. Not a particularly special one–just a random weekend night sometime between homecoming and prom. The debate team needed to raise funds, so they hired a DJ, charge five bucks at the door, and another dollar for a dixie cup of warm, flat coke from a two-liter.

You were at a school event earlier, and came with a couple of friends. You’re dancing in a group with a few other people, some vague notion of partners present. Some are established couples; you’re dancing with a girl you kinda know because you sit kinda near her in Civics. As near as you can remember, that’s the only class you have ever had in common.

After two or three dances, some sense of chemistry is there. Not quite sure if it’s the music, the night, exposure to aforementioned established couples or simply being a teenager. So, when the music shifts to a slow song to end the night, dancing closely with her doesn’t seem anything but the thing to do.

The whole group will walk out to the parking lot together, chat for a bit, and split off. Monday morning will come, and you’ll go back to being somewhat aware of her in Civics class. Until then, it will seem magical to you, and you’ll choose to believe it was mutual.

Not exactly autobiographical.

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Mayhem   Leave a comment

(or Saturday Morning Dance Party, as the case may be. Sorry I’m late.)

WNKU is as bad for my iTunes budget as Coverville.

Posted 2011-06-18 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Message in a Bottle   Leave a comment

I tweeked the sig on my iPad to read “Message sent via a bottle thrown into the ocean. It seems I’m not alone in being alone.” This is inspired by the Police’s “Message in a Bottle.”

I’m a fan of the Coverville podcast. Brian Ibott, the host, does a great job of presenting interesting takes on well known songs. He’s also cost me a bunch at iTunes, either downloading the music he plays, forgotten gems the music is based on, or new artists I’m introduced to. I highly recommend it.

It is through this podcast I was introduced to Matisyahu. You can feel the reggae roots in his performance, as well as weaving in a bit of rap.


He does another song, “Time of Your Song,” after “Message in a Bottle” that I wasn’t as familiar with.

Posted 2011-06-10 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party, Music

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Birthday   2 comments

Today I turn fourty. So, I decided to pick a birthday song.

Not a fan of the Beatles. They are OK, I suppose, but tremendously overrated.

On the other hand, I dig the Sugarcubes.

Posted 2011-06-03 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Bicycle Race   Leave a comment

Doing the Horsey Hundred this weekend…

Posted 2011-05-27 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Tunak Tunak Tun   Leave a comment

I first heard this song on an episode of the short lived “The Unusuals.” They used it during a chase scene, and it worked. The rhythm made it a great song to have in my head while riding my bike. All in all, I really dug it.

As an Indian song, I didn’t understand the lyrics, though I did enjoy how the singer performed. I looked up the lyrics, and it proved to be a fairly generic pop song. In fact, I think I would enjoy it less in English.

Posted 2011-05-20 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Stayin’ Alive   Leave a comment

I mentioned we went to a concert last weekend. Girlyman and their opening act, Coyote Grace, are folk/roots artists. They ended the show with a joint cover of “Stayin’ Alive.” The video is not from the show I attended, but it still is ptty awesome.

Posted 2011-05-13 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Miserlou   1 comment

In 1962, a fan challenged Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, to play a song on one string. Thinking of his uncle playing a traditional Greek song on an oud, he modified it, and came up with “Miserlou.”

Posted 2011-05-06 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

Friday Afternoon Dance Party: Don’t Let’s Start   Leave a comment

This was the first song I ever heard by They Might Be Giants. It was 1988 during a debate tournament in New Orleans, and we went to the Hard Rock Cafe. The chain is in decline now, so it seems rather lame. But, in the late eighties, it seemed pretty cool to a high school kid from a much smaller city.

Posted 2011-04-29 by Mr. Guilt in Friday Afternoon Dance Party

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