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Happy New Year!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by 30daysout

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Here’s hoping you had a fine 2012 … and that you will experience a great 2013. See you in the new year.

Here’s a little New Year’s Eve playlist, complete with a few apocalyptic “over the cliff” tunes tossed in.

MP3: “Happy New Year Baby” by Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

MP3: “New Year’s Eve” by Tom Waits

MP3: “Happy New Year” by ABBA

MP3: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by The Head and the Heart

MP3: “New Year’s Resolution” by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

MP3: “Don’t Drink and Drive, Duh”  Public Service Announcement by Pee Wee Herman

MP3: “Queer For The New Year” by Blowfly (NSFW)

MP3: “Happy New Year” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “Funky New Year” by the Eagles

MP3: “Auld Lang Syne” by Rod Stewart

YouTube: New Year’s Eve Countdown/”Sugar Magnolia” by the Grateful Dead, 1980

MP3: “Life During Wartime” (live) by Talking Heads

MP3: “Soylent Green” by Carbon/Silicon

MP3: “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol

MP3: “Party At Ground Zero” by Fishbone

Here We Are Again: Happy New Year!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by 30daysout

Here’s hoping you had a fine 2011 … and that you will experience a great 2012. See you in the new year.

MP3: “Happy New Year Baby” by Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

MP3: “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year” by Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson

MP3: “New Year’s Resolution” by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

MP3: “Queer For The New Year” by Blowfly (Not Safe For Work!)

MP3: “New Year’s Resolution” by Donovan

MP3: “Funky New Year” by the Eagles

MP3: “Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey & Band

MP3: “Sing The Changes” (live) by Paul McCartney

MP3: “The Great Hank” (live) by Robert Earl Keen

MP3: “Party At Ground Zero” by Fishbone

MP3: “My New Year’s Wish For You” by Franklin MacCormack

MP3: “Happy New Year” by ABBA

MP3: “Happy New Year Blues” by Mary Harris

MP3: “Happy New Year” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “The End’s Not Near” by Band of Horses

MP3: “Happy New Year” by the Twins

MP3: “Auld Lang Syne” by Chris Isaak

MP3: “New Year”s Eve” by Tom Waits

YouTube: “New Year’s Day” by U2

Well, Happy New Year!

Posted in Rock Moment, Rock Rant with tags , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by 30daysout

Last night, while aimlessly flipping through TV channels, I stumbled upon a Fox News Channel commentator bitching about President Obama vacationing with his family in Hawaii for the holidays. Now on Fox they’re always bitching about Obama, but I thought: “The dude can take a holiday vacation with his family.  I’m taking a holiday vacation, even if it’s only one day. You should take one too, Mr. Fox News Channel.”

Then I realized, that was the first time in about two weeks of this holiday season that I had even given a passing thought to President Obama. Or any president or politician, for that matter. Yes, I understand that presidents and politicians make decisions that affect our lives; and I apologize to those who are thinking right now that I’m just a vapid little rock and roll lightweight.

But the truth of the matter is, I don’t think about this stuff too much unless I am getting a regular dose of Fox News Channel, or CNN, or any of the others.  They gotta talk about something to stay on the air for 24 hours and I guess presidents and politicians are good subjects for that. Everybody on TV has an opinion, but I don’t have to listen to all of them.

So I suppose what I am saying is, celebrate the New Year by putting CNN and Fox on mute, forget about the president for a day or two and count your blessings. We’re gonna start a new decade in a day or so, and I’m sure it’s going to be as weird and challenging as the last one.

We’ll be here, taking ‘er easy for you and helping you rock out!

MP3: “Happy New Year Baby” by Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

MP3: “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year” by Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson

MP3: “New Year’s Resolution” by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

MP3: “Queer For The New Year” by Blowfly (Not Safe For Work!)

MP3: “New Year’s Resolution” by Donovan

MP3: “My New Year’s Wish For You” by Franklin MacCormack

MP3: “Happy New Year” by ABBA

MP3: “Happy New Year Blues” by Mary Harris

MP3: “Happy New Year” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “The End’s Not Near” by Band of Horses

MP3: “Happy New Year” by the Twins

MP3: “Auld Lang Syne” by Chris Isaak


More good stuff from last year’s post

The First Step

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2008 by 30daysout

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Congratulations, America.  Thanks to everyone who voted.  Regardless of who you voted for, you made a difference.  Change has already begun, and many people agree that’s a good thing.  There is still a lot of work to do, still many challenges in the world, and there will certainly be some rough times ahead.  Most of the problems we face are too big to be fixed by only one man or one political party.  So we have to do this together. 

Today, let’s have a little party.  Some songs (OK, one: Blowfly) not safe for work.

MP3: “The Star Spangled Banner” (live) by Marvin Gaye

MP3: “Democracy In The USA” (live) by Leonard Cohen

MP3: “People Get Ready” by the Impressions

MP3: “Funky President (People It’s Bad)” by James Brown

MP3: “The First Black President” by Blowfly 

MP3: “We’re A Winner” (live) by Curtis Mayfield

MP3: “One Nation Under A Groove” by Funkadelic

MP3: “Living In America” by James Brown

MP3: “Let’s Work Together” by Canned Heat

YouTube: Bruce Springsteen’s new “Working On A Dream”