For the most part, radio in the U.S. plays crap. There's some good stuff out there, but you'd never know it. That ends right now.

From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Twisted MixTape: It's Not Me, It's You. Or Maybe It's Me.

Because the snackies were so delish at Jen's party last week, well I showed up again. She had another great theme for her Tuesday Twisted MixTape blog hop this week, one where I'm sure we all could think of a few songs that fit. I Suck or You Suck... as in baby ya done me wrong kind of suck. Yeah.

The first one that came to mind was by the Eagles and off one of my favorite albums, On The Border. Love this live clip with Frey looking like a rock star, not an LA businessman. sigh.

"Already Gone"




If you have to get dumped, let someone sing real pretty to you while he does it. From Silk Degrees, I give you Boz Scaggs.

"Its Over"



Vocally impressive, lyrically biting and overall a great sound. It wasn't number one for 642 weeks for nothing. Adele.

"Rolling In The Deep"


Paul Carrack, if you don't know the name, you know the voice. Remember Ace, Squeeze, Mike & the Mechanics. Yeah, that voice. Well in 1987 he put out a solo album called One Good Reason. There's a bunch of good songs on it, two of which... maybe even three, could fit this theme. I can't choose, so I'm posting two of them.

"Don't Shed A Tear"

"Button Off My Shirt"


Sad story getting dumped or dumping someone... I think I need some blues. Something real sweet by Robert Cray.

"I Guess I Showed Her"


Let's finish it up here with one of the greats. Mr. Ray Charles.

"Hit The Road Jack"

Guess it's time for me to hit the road too. Got a nice bottle of white here, anybody have a corkscrew?

Jen Kehl

38 comments:

  1. always have a corkscrew,what about the queen of soul?

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    1. smartass, next time you come up with a list.

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    2. Yeah ... what she said!

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  2. Great list. I agree Adele is the ultimate angry white girl. The Eagles had so many you suck songs. But they didn't suck which is the best.

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    1. Perfect explanation of the Eagles. Thanks.

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  3. Oh man! The Eagles' Already Gone! Great choice. I love that song and particularly "...then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself...". For some reason I always pump my fist at that line. Such beautiful vindication.

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    1. YEAH!!! They sure knew how to tell someone to go suck it.

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  4. Stop - you had me at "Already Gone!" which happens to be in my top songs of opening notes ever - gets me every time ... let me continue on to the rest. As always, nicely done, girl.

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    1. yes, yes... an excellent opening riff. on your way. and thank you.

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  5. Well I know it wasn't you who held me down
    heaven knows it wasn't you who set me free
    so often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
    and we never even know we had the key!

    Sing it boys!

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  6. Thank you for the Robert Cray. And the Ray Charles, just perfect.

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    1. starting to see where your musical heart lies. thank you.

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  7. OMG Adele. You're so right. Not number one for a kabillion weeks in a row for nothing. And the Eagles? Never suck. Swoon.

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    1. On their records that is true. Last time I saw their live show it was basically recreating the studio albums note for note. Only when they did their solo stuff did they come alive. Too well oiled a machine. But I will listen to them on an album all day long.

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  8. "...and don't you came back, no 'mo no 'mo"

    Love that song.

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    1. it's Sir Ray, how can you not? thanks Clark.

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  9. Oh heavens, I had totally forgotten about Mr. Carrack until today. Nice list Kat!

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    1. thanks t, just took a look at your list. a few I'm not familiar with, so I look forward to listening later.

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that we ended with the same song. Great minds...

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  11. I KNOW! Just looked at your list, yes Paul Simon... one of the best. Most are not in my playlist so I can't wait to check them out later.

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  12. Cool list! Am a huge Adele fan myself!

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    1. She writes a mean FU song. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I love that Adele song . . . but how pathetic am I: I love the Glee version better!

    I suck!! I know.

    Great list. Love how you ended it with Ray Charles!

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    1. I can't tell you you are pathetic because I've never seen Glee. But if I did, I would probably call you out on it. Thanks for coming by Kelly.

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  14. "Already Gone" - such a satisfying song!

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    1. Isn't it? We're done, who need you? The end.

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  15. I'm glad you included Adele. She and Amy Winehouse did the best of the lot of these type of songs of the past 5 or so years.

    I like where you went with these. It's cool you and Tracy did Ray.

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    3. Love us some Ray. Adele is just fierce. Thanks Pal.

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  16. Great list! I never really listened to the lyrics of the Eagles or Adele songs, but wow...they fit great! :)

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    1. How funny because that's the first thing I listen to. I get the feel of the song through the words, then I take in the melody. Thanks Darla.

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  17. Ok This list is AWESOME! I am so glad you make time for us, because it wouldn't be the same without you! Great minds think alike with the Eagles, eh? Also LOVE Paul Carrack, whenever I explain who he is to people they're always like, wait, that was him? I love Don't Shed a Tear. This was a great list!

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    1. aw, thanks Jen. It's so much fun to do. Yeah the Eagles are always good for a You broke my heart you piece of crap song. Glad you enjoyed Paul Carrack. Great vocalist.

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  18. Love your list. Always a huge fan of that Eagles song. Adele has such a powerful voice. Believe it or not, my 11 daughter can sing this song and she's not half off from sounding like Adele. Won her 1st place in a talent show for 4-H club. Hit The Road Jack is another wonderful song.

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    1. Thanks Donetta, very, very cool about your daughter.

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