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, November 25, 2013

Twisted MixTape: Don't Get Caught

It's been a busy week for all of us I would think. Getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, cooking, cleaning, writing. It's too much before stuff and too little during stuff. It's over before you know it, and then it's cleaning and cooking and getting ready for the rest of the holidays.

So before we all head into the turkey coma zone, one last party over at Jen's. The theme for this week's Tuesday Twisted MixTape is songs that can send you to jail. How damn tasty is that?

Time to start the party. How about lighting up?

Brewer and Shipley had a hit song about, well inhaling deeply. Funny story about this song, in fact I wrote a blog about it a while back. You can read it here "Toking with Lawerence Welk." So, inhale deeply and enjoy this and the rest of the tunes.

"One Toke Over The Line"


Let's segue from slowing things down to speeding things up with Foreigner. Who hasn't done it? At a red light, you look over at the car next to you, eyeball the other driver and go.

"Rev On The Red Line"


Bob Marley may have been guilty of being one toke over the line, and he may have shot the sheriff, but he swore he did not kill the deputy. How that defense stands up in a court of law is anybody's guess.

"I Shot The Sheriff"

Now you could easily pick a dozen Springsteen songs to fit this week's theme... we're talking Jersey here, but the one I chose is ominous and beautiful at the same time. I used the studio track because I couldn't find a live one where the lyrics are as clear.

"Meeting Across The River"

And to end it off, let's go to the most silly of reasons to be thrown in jail... littering. Yes friends, I'm on a roll with Arlo this week. Had the pleasure of seeing him live last week, you can read the review here "Arlo Guthrie: A Night of Songs and Stories." He was fabulous and what he did in his show was important. AND, it's Thanksgiving week and well, you know... Alice.

"Alice's Restaurant"

Noon on Thursday, tradition says you need to listen to Alice's Restaurant, but there's no rule that says you can't listen to it a little early. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.



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25 comments:

  1. Just tried to post a comment and not sure what happened. Liked the mix! Love both One Toke Over the Line and I Shot the Sheriff - had a friend who use to think that song was "I shot Sherry, but I didn't shoot Deborah" which works too :) Best - Louise

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    1. That's funny, you should enter those lyrics at RaisedOnTheRadio.com page for wrong lyrics. Thanks for stopping by Louise.

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  2. Here in Phoenix if "I Shot The Sheriff" it would most likely get me a hero's parade. (NOT THAT I EVER WOULD) For as many people who hate our sheriff he keeps getting re-elected WTH???? any who. Loved your list.

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    1. Thanks Alicia, interesting story about your sheriff, a little scary though.

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  3. Loved your mix this week, all fantastic songs!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I wondered if you would use Badlands or Johnny 99 from Springsteen, you surprised me with Meeting. Good choice. Yeah, I only listen to Arlo once a year. Time to get it out. Glad you liked it.

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    1. My second choice would have been Murder Incorporated, I'll pull that one out one of these days. Thanks Lance.

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  5. Ha! So I confessed to getting busted smoking during PE class on my blog, and here's another confession for you. I also got arrested for drag-racing about 4 years later. I did say I could be a speed demon ;-)
    Love this post, I thought of One Toke, but decided to go with Itchycoo because it is just so DARN ridiculous and the video totally reminded me of the Jimmie Nicols book!!

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    1. You are a wild woman. This was a real fun theme Jimmie Nichol lives... . Thanks so much.

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  6. All awesome songs - Alice's restaurant totally made me smile, as did One Toke! :) Have a great holiday.

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  7. Excellent! You got some Arlo in there. "One Toke" - yeah!

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    1. I have been chastised by Toke Rosenthal to stop using his name in vain, but "One Toke" hell yeah.

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  8. Okay, you're not going to believe this, but I ended a very short stint in small town radio by playing "One Toke Over The Line" right after a five minute church program one Sunday morning. lol GM came in going crazy and saying the entire church was up in arms. I'd of probably made it thru it, but I told him, "Give them a joint and they'll mellow out!" I'm glad I didn't use the Clapton tune now. :) Good mix!

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    1. Great story Rich, yeah I can't imagine that would have gone over too well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. nice choices,whats with Marty all the time.like that song about littering&yes he put on a great show last week

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    1. His name is Bruce and he is the Patron Saint of Jersey. And he is fab and relevant and he's Bruce.

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  10. How about "Long Black Veil"? And stop using my name in vain,LOL! "Sloop John B", because the constable had to come and take him away, "Stagger Lee", he shot Billy, and "Mama Tried", he turned 21 in prison doing life without parole.

    Peace and Happy T-Giving,
    Toke

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    1. Hey, next week make up your own damn list!!! You know you can't think of every song, this theme has so many great ones. Sloop John B is in top 3 of BB songs. Long Black Veil... very dark. Stagger Lee I probably would not have thought of, Mama Tried.. yeah good one. Wishing you a Happy TDay too. Thanks for stopping by "Toke" lmao.

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  11. I had my mind on I Shot The Sheriff Too! Great minds!

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  12. I had my mind on I Shot The Sheriff Too! Great minds!

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    1. well that goes without saying. thanks michelle

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  13. I almost added "I Shot the Sheriff." I love Foreigner and Springsteen. "Alice's Restaurant" is making me smile right now. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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    1. thanks so much Donetta, you have a great one too.

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