This is the water and this is the well, drink full and descend.

2016-02-29: Everybody here is a friend of mine


This week's theme is Other Songs By One-Hit Wonders. Since some of these were actually (minor) hits themselves, "one-hit wonder" might be kind of a misnomer. Also, almost all of these songs are way better than the better-known big hit. This one, for instance, which is a Men Without Hats song that doesn't make me want to murder people. Enjoy.


2016-02-26 Overflow: Get funky


2016-02-26: 64% of Iowans surveyed want to be reincarnated as themselves


As fond as this place has seemed to become of heavy-handed political commentary, why not at least back it with some good ol' fashioned Canadian hardcore?


GDT POST: CHI @ KEITH YANDLE IS A BABY DICK

GDT: CHI @ Do the Sambo - Four years on you still look the same

Kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss.

  1. Sid hit the audience members with his bass
  2. The audience member owned the provocation
  3. It goes completely different today

inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-17: It will come back to you


It's your favorite foreign movie.

Welcome to the Terrordome: Leaves 2 @ Chi 7

With the DLR being completely sullied by association to Two Complainers, Inc., this is my first offering at the musical summation of a complete ass-whoopin' at the hands (and dicks) of the Hawks. If you were a boxer and you heard this in the early 90's, it meant you were about to get your ass handed to you by Tyson and you'd have to watch the replays in a couple of days to see it happening.

GDT: Leaves @ CHI - And they wonder why the Maples can't be happy in their shade

inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-15: The world turns around


Neostats: G59 - Tue Feb 13, 2016 – ANA (3) - CHI (2) OT

2016-02-14: Never again I'll go sailing


To close out Oldies Week, Bobby Darin. What an excellent song this is.

GDT: Toughducks @ CHI: They hide their heads and tails and four little feet

inspiration: none
earmeat: bhh

2016-02-13: He's in the army now


It wasn't all that easy picking an Andrews Sisters song for Oldies Week, but this one seems to bring back the most memories for me, for some reason. I remember it playing at my grandparents' house.

Neostats: G58 - Tue Feb 11, 2016 – DAL (4) - CHI (2)

2016-02-12: Don't mess with Mister In-Between


I think the L.A. Confidential soundtrack might be what sold me on the Johnny Mercer recording.

2∙11 GDT - S[wee]t[he]ar[t]s @ CHI: Who cries for Colton, Madelyn & Sadie?

IiiIiIiiii DooOoooOoooOooo
inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-11: My mind's more at ease


I had a hard time deciding which recording of this song to post and boiled it down to this one or Nat King Cole. Anyway, this song is great.


2∙9 GDT - Sharts @ CHI: It's just a game in another plane

Fs, SWIDT?

inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-09: In other words


Wikipedia tells me that this version was recorded in 1964, which will make it the most recent recording in Oldies Week (I think). However, the song (and, clearly, the style) predate the mid-60's by quite a bit, and it wouldn't be much of an Oldies Week without Sinatra.


2016-02-08: Moonlight Serenade


It's Oldies Week! And not the stuff the radio now calls "oldies," which I guess means anything 20 years old or more. I reject that definition because it makes me feel like a grandma. Instead, here's some stuff my actual grandma (or, in some cases, my parents as kids) might have listened to and that I really like. This could easily be an all Glenn Miller week (maybe I'll do that some other time). I could listen to him all day.


16∙2∙6 GDT - CHI @ star ponies: Where the longhorn cattle feed on the lowly gypsum weed

inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-06: Glide like a 747


This year continues to be a bad one for aging musicians, as Maurice White, the founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire, died a few days ago.


16∙2∙4 GDT - CHI @ Homer's Soulmate Guide: Listen you will see that we are climbing

in your head translation:

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-04: My eyes fill with sand


As I scan this wasted land

16∙2∙2 GDT - CHI @ bungo ponies: a girl or a husky at leather's end

hipster translation:crotch rock needs no translation

inspiration: none
earmeat: zamm

2016-02-02: Three chord wonderland