Music Monday: The Guess Who and “No Time” #video

| August 2, 2021

The old Canadian bands keep coming up on MyDesultoryBlog and The Guess Who is on tap for today’s Music Monday. The 1970 hit “No Time” was the collaboration of the bands founder and guitarist Randy Bachman and lead vocalist Burton Cummings … who by the way will be touring “Together Again” this year (2021).  It […]

Music Monday: “Then Came You” recorded by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners in 1974

| July 26, 2021

It is difficult not to include R&B music when thinking about music from the 1970s (or 60s for that matter). While listening to JJ Walker on SiriusXM’s 70s on 7 this past week, I found myself tapping my toe while listening to a Dionne Warwick and The Spinners song “Then Came You” from 1974 for […]

Music Monday: Summer music listening with Yacht Rock Radio

| July 12, 2021

Warm breezy summer weather (ok, HOT at the moment) and SiriusXM’s Yacht Rock Radio go together well. I find myself tuning in channel 70 for those quick jaunts to the store, etc. This past week the Paul Davis song "I Go Crazy” triggered fond memories as do most songs from the 1970s. After taking a […]

Music Monday: Don McLean performing “Crossroads” live

| July 5, 2021

The lifelong troubadour Don McLean has been mentioned once or twice before, although more for his iconic song American Pie than his music career.     Don McLean – “American Pie” But … by chance, heard a recent live recording of Don McLean performing his song “Crossroads” on YouTube just accompanied by piano (Tony Migliore) […]

Another Music Monday TV theme song from an in-my-opinion effective Applebee’s commercial with “Cheers” intro

| June 21, 2021

Earlier this month for Music Monday, The sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” theme song was mentioned as an Applee’s Grill and Bar post-pandemic reopening commercial. There was a second commercial, equally effective in-my-opinion using the “Cheers” TV sitcom intro song “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” Another catchy ad that has me thinking about going out to […]

Music Monday: B.T.O. – Roll On Down The Highway

| June 14, 2021

Once again, Music Monday highlights another 1970s Canadian rock and roll band and a song from the greatest music decade (IMHO). HA! If you’re not turning up the volume or moving in some way when listening to this song, you’re probably not alive. Anyway the bumper music on a business news show triggered the Bachman-Turner-Overdrive […]

Music Monday: a commercial for Applebees, John Sebastian, Television themes songs and Welcome Back Kotter (1975-1979)

| June 7, 2021

As the COVID19 pandemic has dissipated in most of the US … I’ve been seeing restaurants running television advertising that coaxes people back to “in-person” dining. An effective one (although haven’t gone yet) is one for Applebee’s Grill and Bar using the John Sebastian theme for a 1975-1979 TV sitcom called “Welcome Back Kotter.” The […]

Jimmy Buffett in Delray Beach & automotive pandemic insanity

| June 3, 2021

While Brenda enjoys binge-watching a favorite TV series or whatever in the evenings after work, I escape with some reading or by streaming news to my Aftershokz Aeropex or flipping through a favorite SiriusXM music channel, or all three! . Tuesday night was a special treat in finding Jimmy Buffett’s 2021 post-pandemic first concert in […]

Music Monday: The Beach Boys, "Fun, Fun, Fun" and some R & R

| May 3, 2021

PLACEHOLDER It was a week of R and R for us with some sun and fun, so for Music Monday what better music than The Beach Boys and Fun, Fun, Fun from 1964. Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote the song based on a party inspired by the events of Dennis Wilson. It was originally […]

Music Monday: The Foundations – “Build Me Up Buttercup”

| April 26, 2021

A British soul band that was popular with a few late 1960s hits was popular before most of my music listening. The group was The Foundations and one of their hits was “Build Me Up Buttercup” released in 1968. It came across my radar in a Geico insurance television commercial a week or so ago […]

Music Monday: Paul Simon (and Art Garfunkel) – Kodachrome

| April 5, 2021

Last week on Music Monday the subject was Kodachrome and how an automotive social networking site that archives slides and one of Cripple Creek, Colorado that triggered a musical memory for me. After mentioning it to Brenda, she asked, “What is Kodachrome?” It never occurred to me those unfamiliar with film photography would not know […]

Music Monday: The Band and Kodachrome photography

| March 29, 2021

Last week while talking with a couple car enthusiasts about old cars, old photos and photography, one of the guys mentioned an online social feed that posts Kodachrome images of old vintage car scenes. While sifting through a couple slides, I saw one of small town Cripple Creek, Colorado which trigged a music memory. Since […]

Music Monday: More Than a Feeling – Boston 1976

| March 22, 2021

For this week’s Music Monday, mentioning the band Boston and their debut album of the same name triggers memories. Fond thoughts aside, the title song “More Than a Feeling,” is long overdue music for MyDesultoryBlog. It is definitely on the top-ten list for both Brenda and me and triggers memories of our youth … particularly […]

Music Monday: North of the U.S. border with The Guess Who

| March 15, 2021

You might be forgiven not to know that the 1970 song “American Woman” (and album) was by a Canadian rock band … The Guess Who. According to Wikipedia, the Winnipeg, Manitoba garage band “originated as Chad Allan and the Reflections in 1962, and adopted the name The Guess Who in 1965.” Since they performed “before […]

Music Monday: Johnny Nash recorded “I Can See Clearly Now”

| March 8, 2021

Who doesn’t enjoy the smooth reggae influenced 1972 song “I Can See Clearly Now” recorded by the late Johnny Nash (1940-2020). It was enjoyed by my parents as well as my generation … and likely is still appreciated by today’s current generation? Personally I never gave much thought to the many recording artists over the years […]

Music Monday: The Marshall Tucker Band – “Can’t You See”

| February 22, 2021

The Marshall Tucker Band was one of my favorite groups in the 1970s and I mentioned them before. I was a big fan of modern country music as it inched towards what we know as southern rock. It really made inroads into popular music in the 1970s and had staying power unlike the trendy stuff […]

Thoughts on the passing of conservative icon: Rush Limbaugh

| February 21, 2021

Rush Limbaugh died on Wednesday of this past week. It wasn’t a surprise to those who have followed his health challenges and in particular a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis a year previous. He continue his radio work up until the end and left a G.O.A.T. legacy in conservative talk radio that will likely never […]

Music Monday: Steely Dan – “Peg” from their 1977 album Aja

| February 15, 2021

Well I’m still stuck in the 1970s for today’s Music Monday, but this time it is some jazz rock from the group Steely Dan … and band leaders Donald Fagan and Walter Becker. I can still see myself (a bit younger and uncertain of the future) hanging out with my college roommates in the dorm […]

Music Monday: The Cranberries – “Linger” (Irish Alt Rock)

| February 1, 2021

No, I’m not purposefully moving out of my 1970s Music Monday comfort zone (rut) in selecting today’s 1993 Irish alternative rock song “Linger,” but enjoyed the music by The Cranberries enough while painting in the basement a couple weekends ago. I was playing Pandora on the Home Theater screen and sound system while working and […]

Music Monday: Lexington Lab Band does 1971 Chicago song

| January 25, 2021

A few years ago (2013 and 2014), I mentioned that a talented classmate of mine from high school in Sidney performs regularly with the Lexington Lab Band. They play music that I enjoy and so will include a new video for Music Monday this week, but if you like their music be sure to check […]

The US trend is politically left as opposing voices are squelched

| January 19, 2021

It’s not “breaking news” that we live in a changing United States of America or that propaganda and control over speech is being used to steer large swaths of the population towards leftist ideology … but what is eye-opening is just how coordinated the powers that be are in opposing the “rights” protected by our […]

New for me on Music Monday: Call It Dreaming by Iron & Wine

| January 11, 2021

Every year, in trying to get out of my 1970’s Music Monday rut, I say that I’m going to try something new.  So to keep January 2021 going with that same resolution for Music Monday, I’m listening to Iron & Wine thanks to No Shoes Radio on SiriusXM. This weekend I’ve been listening to Sam […]

Music Monday: Like Kenny Chesney, I have a yearning to be free

| January 4, 2021

Maybe it is because it is winter … or maybe I’m just in the mood to be a pirate … but Kenny Chesney  and his “Pirate Song” has me thinking about warmer weather, being unplugged, sailboats, beaches and being free. Perhaps that’s what Music Monday thinking is all about? Kenny Chesney – Pirate Song “Anyone […]

Music Monday: The Coconut song always makes my wife smile

| December 28, 2020

The novelty song Coconut (1971) my Harry Nilsson from the early 1970s never fails to make my wife Brenda smile … as she sings along having memorized the lyrics when she was a young girl (shocked at how much “coconut” comes up? ). I’m actually grinning now visualizing her singing … “Doctor …” 😀 So […]

Music Monday: Holiday memories from the Carpenters

| December 21, 2020

For the baby boomer generation, the mellow voices of Karen and Richard Carpenter were a perfect match for classic Christmas holiday music. I recall watching several television specials over the years with them (although suspect my parents were the ones who selected the shows?). No doubt, MomC and DadC would have preferred Bing Crosby or […]

Music Monday: A snippet from a 1970 CSNY Jam Session

| December 14, 2020

I should be playing Christmas music or doing something more productive with my evening rather than sitting back writing this and listening to 1970’s music (although we did finish our abbreviated and “break” from writing our tradition letter). Those shortcomings aside, I couldn’t help editing down a 4 minute 36 second segment of a “Jam Session” […]

Santa Mouse slippers, Christmas stories and Echo messages

| December 12, 2020

What grandparent doesn’t like getting voice messages (and photos) from their children and grandchildren? I sure love my granddaughters and enjoy using technology to stay in touch with them during this COVID 2020 year. Brenda, Katelyn, Drew and I use Facetime to talk each weekend, but I particularly enjoy asking questions and getting answers from […]

Music Monday: A record 2020 Hurricane Season is almost over

| November 16, 2020

There’s not a more fitting song to wind down the record-breaking hurricane season … and 2020 in general for that matter … than listening to a live recording of Jimmy Buffett’s “Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season.” This Music Monday song was written back in early 1970s and has been played time and time […]

Music Monday: Gerry Rafferty and working on cars memory

| November 9, 2020

The music of the late Gerry Rafferty hasn’t appeared on Music Monday and I’m disappointed not to have yet included him in my heavily 70’s mix of musicians. Having to pick one song out for today’s listening is a challenge, but “Days Gone Down” (Night Owl) is a good one since it triggers a memory […]

Election Day: Protect your freedom and liberty, vote GOP

| November 3, 2020

Today is election day and A LOT is on the line when it comes to the governing and political philosophy of the United States. Back in 2016, the promises then candidate Donald Trump, made when running as a new breed of Republican, had to be taken on face value and his words… something I personally […]

Music Monday: “Upside Down” and “Broken” with Jack Johnson

| October 19, 2020

While I was only going to mention the album recording of “Upside Down,” I happend to see the official .mp4 video online and figured it was even better than just listening, so here it is for Music Monday! 😊 Whenever I’m in Florida, I always enjoy listening to Radio Margaritaville. Some Jack Johnson music was […]

Music Monday: Are you "feeling groovy" this morning?

| October 12, 2020

Some of the best songs of a generation or music decade are the ones that make you feel good … or “groovy.” The 59th Street Bridge Song by folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel from the 1960s was one of those. To be sure, it was a tumultuous decade to be growing up, but it […]

Music Monday: Social unrest and the 1970s song Chevy Van

| September 28, 2020

It’s likely the politics and social unrest from a decade of racial tension, the Vietnam quagmire and the impeachment, then resignation, of disgraced President over his involvement and cover-up in Watergate was as upsetting to Americans in the early 1970s as events are today. As as young student the politics of the day should have […]

Music Monday: "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" co-written and sung by Aaron Dupree Tippin

| September 21, 2020

There are a handful of songs that bring tears of pride to my eyes and  goosebumps to my arms in reflecting just how blessed we are to be living in the United States of America. Aaron Tippin, Kenny Beard and Casey Beathard’s country song “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” is one […]

Another Jimmy Buffett 2020 stay-at-home video memory

| September 14, 2020

In keeping up with archiving the Jimmy Buffett COVID19 “stay-at-home” series of recording during the summer of 2020, here’s another old one … although to me, I remember it like yesterday. “The Wino and I Know“ was the first song on side B of his 1974 Living and Dying in 3/4 Time album.

Music Monday: I Heard It Through The Grapevine – CCR (1970)

| September 7, 2020

Everybody knows it and everybody has “[I]Heard It Through The Grapevine” (at least the 1968 single version by Marvin Gaye)… but not everybody has listened to the full 11 minutes of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s interpretation from their 1970 album, Cosmo’s Factory. Of course neither were the the first to record the Motown Records song … […]

The Democrats had their 2020 virtual convention last week and the Republicans started their virtual convention this week

| August 25, 2020

To sum up the nomination process for the November 3rd 2020 presidential election in a short paragraph is foolhardy, but that doesn’t prevent me from opining on the week long telethons. I expected both parties to come out with their vision for America and to at least give the leader-to-be’s vision, plans and goals? Unfortunately […]

Music Monday: Walk With You – Ringo Starr with Paul McCartney (4: John Paul George Ringo)

| August 10, 2020

The song Walk With You is being included today to highlight Ringo Starr, but who can really separate him (or Paul McCartney for that matter) from The Beatles? Walk With You is a collaboration song released as a single from Ringo Starr’s 2010 studio album. According to Songfacts, it was also used as Starr’s entry […]

Music Monday: “The Captain And The Kid” – Jimmy Buffett

| August 3, 2020

It is not like I haven’t included Jimmy Buffett on a Music Monday before, but this video is unique in that it was recorded last month as part of a Facebook interview (as part whole #StayAtHome but still keeping busy during the Coronavirus shutdowns). No matter your COVID19 thoughts, listening to Jimmy Buffett singing his […]

Music Monday: Time Passages -Al Stewart (1978)

| July 27, 2020

Once again, I can’t help but to revisit some music of my youth … although it helps when regularly reminded by listening to the  SiriusXM station The Bridge which plays regularly from the patio Echo connected patio speakers. The top ten hit Time Passages recorded by Al Stewart in 1978 played while I was sitting […]

Music Monday: Remembering my Glen Campbell listening days

| July 20, 2020

Glen Campbell was one of the few entertainers in my lifetime that has made a huge impact on peers and is deserving of the accolades for making the most of his talent. I stumbled on a Jimmy Webb (songwriter/composer) Wichita Lineman link <—worth a listen – this past week that reminded me of many late Glen […]

Music Monday: Mary Chapin Carpenter – Hometown Girl

| July 13, 2020

Last weekend, while on Facebook catching up on family goings-on, Mary Chapin Carpenter had a live chat as quite a few musicians have been doing. The video conversation she had with fans from her front porch reminded me of the 1980s when listening to a bit more Country and Folk music as that genre gained […]

Music Monday: “Superstar” made popular by the Carpenters, but ..

| July 6, 2020

When picking a song to highlight for Music Monday, it is often the “what I didn’t know” that seems the most interesting. For anyone who grew up with music from the 1970s, songs by the Carpenters  was on almost every radio station you could tune.  When it came to music that was accepted by nearly […]

Music Monday: Bread – Baby I’m-a Want You plus concert video

| June 29, 2020

After mentioning and listening to my friend’s “vinyl” version of Bread’s album Baby I’m-a Want You last week when visiting, I thought why not a sampling for Music Monday? So here’s the cover song from the 1972 album and a sampling of just how mellow SOME music in the 1970s could be. Brenda and I […]

Music Monday: An hour with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

| June 22, 2020

While backing up and updating one of my servers last week, I noticed an hour long recording saved on another data server, but I never used it or mentioned in a Music Monday post.   Live Studio Mic     .. “Hey David” Some of this Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recording was obviously live […]

Currently my favorite podcast: Streetwise by Jack Hough

| June 17, 2020

Podcasts have been around for a while now and I suspect I”m like most people, it is an on again, off again listening affair; finding or making time to them can be challenging. The iPhones and Android phones do make it easy to archive episodes and listen on the go, but unless you are in […]

Music Monday: Grooving with two more Van Morrison songs

| June 15, 2020

There’s no stopping now … I’m stuck in a rut and listening to Van Morrison about as much as I’ve listened to Jackson Browne. Here are two classics from the mp3 archive without the normal bloviating from me.     Van Morrison       Tupelo Honey   Van Morrison       Into the […]

Music Monday: Van Morrison – Ballerina/Move On Up #video

| June 8, 2020

If you are like me, or a friend who commented on my including a bit more from Van Morrison for Music Monday a couple weeks ago, hearing even a little more music from him is not a problem. Below is a great 10 minute set Ballerina/Move On Up in a live appearance from the Hollywood […]

Music Monday: Van Morrison – So Quiet In Here

| June 1, 2020

The older I get, the more I gravitate to the music of Sir George Ivan “Van” Morrison. I’ve posted his songs a few times before on Music Monday before and often think about the comment that surgeons listen to “Into the Mystic” while in the operating room – kind of interesting, eh? But perhaps its […]

Payment processing: Testing Square’s link tool with a Monocle

| May 31, 2020

Having used Paypal‘s simple sales link solution to sell a product or raise money for an organization in the past (EAA284 and CinciTDI) .. I’m always looking for a better way (cheaper way) to handle transactions. Back in the early days of having a retail presence with my printing company, we were handcuffed to credit […]

Music Monday: Yet another great Jackson Browne song

| May 18, 2020

If you’ve followed MyDesultoryBlog for any time now, you’ve noticed Music Monday often includes songs from Jackson Browne. If there is one “go-to” Pandora channel I call-up and listen to, it is Jackson Browne Radio. I say “call-up” because even before this “no-touch” Coronavirus time, I’ve been using Alexa to play music. Recently I updated […]

A second post today to say Thank You

| May 8, 2020

My personal rule is usually only one blog post per day, but with so many wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday it seems appropriate to say “thank you” over lunch today.  The “like” button or “thumbs-up” is probably sufficient for social networks, a text exchange for friends who are phone contacts and of course the […]

Music Monday: Back to the 1970s with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”

| April 27, 2020

After hearing Tiny Dancer by Elton John a couple weeks ago and thinking about my granddaughter Annalyn “prancing and dancing” for us on a recent FaceTime video chat, I noted it as an appropriate Music Monday post. I think the songs of a person’s youth are the ones that form the strongest memory impact for […]

Music Monday inspiration: Zachary Alexander Brown – “Free”

| April 20, 2020

  Zac Brown Band – “Free” | 2008 It is hard not to eventually include the 2008 song “Free” by the American country music group Zac Brown Band on Music Monday (previous post). I love the bit on the Inspiration for this song: Zac and his band decided to climb Mount Warning during a trip […]

Photos to keep us up-to-date with our growing granddaughters

| April 19, 2020

Although it has only been a couple months since Ellerie was born (8 weeks now), the Coronavirus stay-at-home orders has definitely made it challenging for grandparents … especially when they would really like to be with their grandchildren. Brenda and I only ‘now’ realize just how fortunate we were to have been able to travel several […]

Music Monday: Pandora streaming on the Brave Browser ad-free?

| April 13, 2020

My friend Jeff, who is working from home due to COVID19, asked if Pandora was now free? (I hinted at that yesterday) I wasn’t sure, even though I often tune in a Pandora stream on our Alexa Echo devices. I couldn’t recall if there had been ads recently, but thought, “if they are still adding […]

Muzak Monday: The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini

| April 6, 2020

Normally this post would be titled “Music Monday,” but since Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther Theme is often played as “elevator music,” I’m changing the subject line to Muzak Monday. The Pink Panther Theme is also a favorite for those who enjoyed Inspector Jacques Clouseau films or just enjoyed listening to fun music played by a […]

Music Monday: Band on the Run – Paul McCartney and Wings

| March 23, 2020

Our current Ohio “stay-at-home” order due to the Coronavirus has me thinking that a few lines from the Band On The Run lyrics are fitting for our current #socialdistancing situation. I for one have found myself wanting to “go someplace” or to get in the car just to get out of the house. Brenda suggested […]

Music Monday: Johnny Rivers and Swayin’ to the Music 1977

| March 16, 2020

Back to the 70s for this week’s music pick… 1977 the year of my high school graduation to be more precise. While trying to sooth my soul last week after the coronavirus news and stock market crash I tried to relax by listening to SiriusXm “The Bridge” and felt my blood pressure drop a little […]

This sound rings a bell and student loan memories #TBT

| March 12, 2020

Question: How old do you have to be to identify this widely recognized sound from our automotive past?   What is this sound? My first “real job” was as a Shell gas station attendant when I turned 16 years old (although cut lawns, did odd jobs and worked as “boy” labor for a commercial fishing […]

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