Music Monday: AI finds Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”

| June 17, 2024

While exploring a little bit with a “new found” AI client … Perplexity.AI … I used it to find an oddity from the 1970s for Music Monday by asking: “What decade has the most influential music?“ Based on the search results, there is no clear consensus on the most influential decade for music, as different […]

Music Monday: Listening to a favorite by Van Morrison

| June 10, 2024

Most likely it has been included before in the many Van Morrison highlighted Music Monday mentions, but when hearing “Into the Mystic” pop up on SiriusXM’s station The Bridge, it will get recognized again. So for today, here’s the song surgeons to listen to while performing operations. It’s also a taste of what I’m listening […]

Music Monday: Shakin’ ani-gif reminded me of Jerry Lee Lewis

| June 3, 2024

Some “before my time” 1950’s music was triggered by this animated gif from 150 or so years ago.  It’s “The Killer,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1935-2022), and his 1955 song, “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” that is today’s Music Monday song … which likely means I should mention, “Great Balls of Fire” from 1957 too […]

Music Monday: Chicago and “Old Days” from 1975

| May 20, 2024

It has been a few years, but I can still see my “puffed-cheek tuba playing roommate” (mentioned before) practice playing the orchestrated music of Chicago in our Founders Hall dorm room at ONU. Great memories. So for this week’s Music Monday, after hearing “Old Days” on the SiriusXM 70son7 channel, here’s the #5 hit from 1975 […]

Music Monday: Gordon Lightfoot Live on The Midnight Special

| May 13, 2024

On the NBC television music program “The Midnight Special” on December 13th 1974, Gordon Lightfoot performed a live version of his hit “Sundown.” The late Gordon Lightfoot has been highlighted several times before and even included “Sundown” in a post 7 years ago for Music Monday … but I enjoyed this live video version as […]

Music Monday: Weird Al Yankovic and “The Saga Begins”

| May 6, 2024

If you’ve followed Music Monday entries in the past, you might have noticed a post or two have been generated by Fox Business segment breaks. On Friday, Stu Varney’s producers slipped in “The Saga Begins” a parody song by Weird Al Yankovic from 1999. I thought to myself, the short 15 second audio-only segment does […]

Music Monday: Fleetwood Mac and “Rhiannon” from 1976

| April 29, 2024

Earlier this year, someone on my feed included a Fleetwood Mac video from 1976. I saved it remembering how nearly all of us in Founders Hall at ONU who were listening to albums on our turntables, reel to reels, 8-tracks or cassette decks enjoyed their music. One of the favorite songs … of many […]

Music Monday: “Dreams” by the Cranberries

| April 22, 2024

In 1990s, well after I was focused on listening to whatever new songs were popular, the Irish band “The Cranberries” was making music that caught my ear. Previously, I posted on the alt rock song “Linger” for Music Monday, but today will highlight their music video for “Dreams” after hearing it as FoxBusiness segment music. […]

Should be a Music Monday, but a 4/18/2024 RIP Dickey Betts

| April 20, 2024

Previously on Music Monday, Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers were highlighted several times on MDB. He passed away in Florida on Thursday last week and I wanted to include a mention and to highlight his music. The cause was cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Betts’ manager David Spero confirmed. ☹ The Allman Brothers […]

Music Monday: From 2004, “I Go Back” by Kenny Chesney

| April 15, 2024

It seems like it has been a while since Music Monday has highlighted Kenny Chesney? Maybe it hasn’t been that long, but then again, it has been a year … and I haven’t been streaming the No Shoes Radio channel on SiriusXM for a while lately.  That aside, I did listen for a while while working […]

Music Monday: “My Maria” – hit in 1973 by B.W. Stevenson

| April 1, 2024

It seems shocking, or at least it surprised me, that Louis Charles B.W. (BuckWheat) Stevenson’s popular hit “My Maria” had not been mention as a Music Monday song?   I happened to hear it last month on SiriusXM’s 70’s on 7 and jotted it down to check the blog. I did find the Three Dog […]

Music Monday: Steve Miller Band – “Jet Airliner” LIVE in 2007

| March 25, 2024

A Twitter/ social media contact from FoxBusiness, Brian Brenburg,  is a “DollarVinyl” shopper. He is always posting album covers that he finds for “a buck.” In January 2024 he posted one from The Steve Miller Band … that I once owned (college days and pre-basement-flood). It triggered a response from me and a 2007 live […]

Music Monday Obituary: Eric Carmen (1949-2024)

| March 18, 2024

Five years ago for Music Monday I posted on Eric Carmen and a memory … well Brenda’s memory really, as he used her pharmacy in a NE Ohio decades ago. This past month his wife Amy Carmen shared that he passed away at the age of 74. ☹️  From MDB March 2019 (also shared an […]

Music Monday: “Cowboy in the Jungle” by Jimmy Buffett (1978)

| March 11, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, someone mention Jimmy Buffett and an old memory song … from back when I was really just starting to listen to music, buy albums (or often dubbed to cassette) …  AND to Jimmy Buffett — it was 1978. One of the first albums that sold me on Jimmy Buffett was […]

Music Monday: “It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day!”

| March 4, 2024

A vacation duplicate (realized after the fact) of the 1972 song “I Can See Clearly Now” recorded by the late Johnny Nash (1940-2020). As I mentioned before, “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 […]

Music Monday: “Ride Captain Ride” by Blues Image

| February 19, 2024

Today’s Music Monday here’s a SiriusXM Yacht Rock pick from the late 60’s rock band Blues Image and their hit “Ride Captain Ride” from 1970. The lyrics pretty much echo’s the band break up after setting sail and relaying that they are “never seen or heard from again. The Captain rides with his crew on a mystery […]

The passing of Toby Keith makes for a sad Music Monday

| February 12, 2024

The passing of a great American patriot and country music singer/songwriter Toby Keith Covel last week from stomach cancer at age 62 was depressing. Surprisingly I have not posted about Toby Keith in the past on the blog or for Music Monday, but really should have considering his impressive career and devotion our military and […]

Music Monday: Kids, Families, Bands and Social Media Fun

| February 5, 2024

Call today’s Music Monday post from a lazy one … but I still like it (what a great dad)! Doesn't look like a lot of money here, not a lot of 'stuff'. There's one thing present that's far more valuable, can you see? — Dane (@UltraDane) February 4, 2024

Music Monday: Gin Blossoms – “Follow You Down”

| January 29, 2024

Often the bumper music on business television shows catches my ear and triggers a Music Monday idea. That was the case with the 1996 song “Follow You Down” by Gin Blossoms on The Big Money Show with hosts Jackie DeAngelis, Taylor Riggs and a personal favorite personality, Brian Brenberg. Here’s a YouTube Official Video of […]

Music Monday: Remembering David Soul – “Don’t Give Up On Us”

| January 22, 2024

    As a “car guy” who grew up admiring the 1976 Ford Torino in the 1970’s television series Starsky and Hutch, I was saddened to hear of the passing of actor and singer David Soul. I always enjoyed his movies and TV roles … as well as his music.      David Soul – […]

Music Monday: “God Only Knows” – Beach Boys

| January 15, 2024

After watching a couple wildcard playoff NFL blowout games over the weekend, a Music Monday song was triggered during a wrap up after the Green Bay Packers smoked the Dallas Cowboys to move on to San Francisco. The Packers were the underdogs by nearly all the analysts, but even as a young team, they did […]

Music Monday: “Lola” by The Kinks

| January 8, 2024

Took a screenshot of my iPhone’s Sirius XM app last month while listening to an old Casey Kasem‘s American Top 40 countdown on the 70’s channel. There’s always something that catches my ear on the weekends when it comes to 1970s songs and thought it was a good choice for Music Monday. The song was […]

Music Monday: Dave Matthews and JB’s “A Pirate Looks at Forty”

| January 1, 2024

When a few of my “other” favorite groups or musicians sing Jimmy Buffett songs, I can’t help but listen and sing along (suspect I’m not the only one who will miss his music)? In December, a social media friend forwarded the YouTube video below, but thought I would include a Zac Brown Band and Jimmy […]

A Music and Movie Monday Merry Christmas to ALL!

| December 25, 2023

Pre-posting a Christmas day blog update as I’m expecting to be busy with our family … and for the record … I am finally getting in the spirit and correct mood to celebrate Christ’s birthday. Since this is a Music Monday, it is appropriate to include the most popular Christmas song in America … BUT […]

Music Monday: “Chrstmas Tree Farm” by Taylor Swift in 2019, Time Magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year

| December 18, 2023

I’m not really a Taylor Swift fan … nor do I spend much time listening to “Swifties” pop music, it is probably apropos to highlight this BILLIONAIRE entertainer again on MyDesultoryBlog (surprisingly, I also posted a clip in 2015 … who knew)? The most stream women on Spotify also happens to be Time’s 2023 Person […]

Music Monday: The Emotions – “Best Of My Love” from 1977

| December 11, 2023

The song “Best Of My Love” by The Emotions was a song that I only listened on the radio to when it was released in 1977 (it was not in my music collection), but over the years I do enjoy how it reminds me of being “back in my younger days.” Hm, perhaps Don Williams […]

Music Monday: Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Private Eyes”

| December 4, 2023

The music I listened to in the early 1980s was in my opinion still leftover from the 1970s. I was still finishing up college and grad school … but growing up since Brenda and I were married in 1982 (although “grown up” would be a stretch)! So for me, Hall and Oates and their hit […]

Music Monday: “Come Sail Away” by Styx (1977)

| November 27, 2023

“Come Sail Away” is today’s Music Monday song by Styx. It took me back to hanging out in the dorm room with my roommate and listening to music. Was life less stressful back then … or is it just the rose color glasses perspective of time (probably the later)? 

Music Monday: The Grass Roots and their hit “Sooner or Later”

| November 20, 2023

The Grass Roots was an American rock band that achieved significant success between 1965 and 1975. The band’s origins trace back to the collaboration of songwriter duo P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri, along with the involvement of Lou Adler.  For Music Monday, here is their 1971 hit “Sooner of Later” from “Their 16 Greatest […]

Music Monday: “The Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors

| November 6, 2023

Although I’m sure I’m not the only one, but today’s Music Monday song (and YouTube served music video) is one of those songs that after hearing it, I can’t get out of my head … in other words, an earworm.  The “Best Day of my Life” from 2013 is by pop band American Authors and […]

Music Monday: “One Tin Soldier” – learning something new

| October 30, 2023

For most of my life, hearing the 1971 counterculture era song “One Tin Soldier” automatically triggered the band Coven in my musical memory … until last week. It was only then that I realized that the song was recorded (not surprisingly) a couple years earlier by the Canadian folk group The Original Caste (below).  

Music Monday: Neil Diamond – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

| October 23, 2023

While laying on the beach and watching the clouds drift over last week, Brenda stuck a granola bar in my mouth and I laughed, commenting that I was like a seagull … a Jonathan Livingston Seagull. She rolled her eyes as I headed down memory lane remembering and played the Richard Bach story (fable) from […]

Music Monday: A Cover Band version of “Copperline”

| October 9, 2023

It is hard for me not to enjoy almost any James Taylor music no matter who sings or plays the songs, but the music is especially enjoyable when it is the Lexington Lab Band (includes my schoolmate from high school, Rob Pottorf). For Music Monday this week, here’s the group’s YouTube video of “Copperline” that […]

Music Monday: “Island” – Jimmy Buffett lives in my head

| October 2, 2023

It is still difficult to believe that Jimmy Buffett in gone and won’t be making new music or touring. I know I still hear his music in my head and wish there was a way to go back a few decades to enjoy a new albums and songs every year all over again.    Jimmy […]

Music Monday: “Baby I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton

| September 18, 2023

When I hear Peter Frampton, I’m transported back to high school and riding with a photographer friend Chris Carr in Sidney, Ohio … and istening to “Frampton Comes Alive!” in his first generation Chevy II Nova with an 8-track player (previous post)!   So for today’s Music Monday‘s “flashback memory,” here’s “Baby I Love Your […]

Music Monday: “Uncle John’s Band” – Grateful Dead

| September 11, 2023

“Nope” … I’m not really a Deadhead, but I do enjoy listening to some of the devoted fan’s music. Last month I save the SiriusXM channel clip to my phone thinking to myself that I should add a Grateful Dead song to Music Monday. So here is Uncle John’s Band, a song written by Jerry […]

Music Monday: Jimmy Buffett passed away peacefully at age 76

| September 4, 2023

Depressing for those of us who grew up in the Jimmy Buffett mindset and have enjoyed his music, concerts, ambitious lifestyle and attitude for our college and adult lives, but his passing on September 1, 2023 hit home. Unfortunately it is starting to feel like the norm (but 76 is way, WAY, too young)? I […]

Music Monday: Bertie Higgins and “Key Largo” 1981

| August 28, 2023

While winding down the last of the lazy summer pool weekends (photo from 2016) this August 2023, there aren’t many better songs than those from the singer/songwriter Bertie Higgins. A few years back his “Just Another Day in Paradise” was a Music Monday selection and probably a favorite … but equally enjoyable is “Key Largo.” […]

Music Monday: “Lido Shuffle” – Boz Scaggs (Silk Degrees 1976)

| August 21, 2023

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs “recalled: “Lido Shuffle” was a song that I’d been banging around. I … took the idea of the shuffle [from] a song that Fats Domino did called “The Fat Man” that had a kind of driving shuffle beat that I used to play on the piano, and I just started kind […]

Music Monday: “I Melt With You” by the band Modern Engish

| August 14, 2023

Although the “new wave” music genre isn’t something I generally listen to or know much about, hearing the 1982 song “I Melt With You” as aTV business news segment change did catch my ear. I think I said something like, “I like that. Perhaps a song from the band Modern English would make for a […]

Music Monday: A couple times a hit, “Hooked On A Feeling”

| August 7, 2023

The songwriter Mark James wrote the song “Hooked On A Feeling” that became a hit in 1968 for singer and entertainer B.J. Thomas (see Geraldo video below) and then became a hit for Swedish rock band Blue Swede six years later. Both versions are memorable, although the Blue Swede producer Jonathan King’s “ooga-chaka” introduction on […]

Music Monday: Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass

| July 31, 2023

Today’s Music Monday song by Looking Glass is one nearly every generation that enjoys pop music would find difficult not to like. Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) is about as popular as a song can get in the early 1970s. It rose to #1 in the charts in 1972.  Interesting tidbit: Following the song’s release […]

Music Monday: Jigsaw and one-hit wonder “Sky High” (1975)

| July 24, 2023

When it comes to Music Monday, there is something about hearing a one-hit wonder that grabs my attention. Perhaps it is the memory of the song or days gone by … or maybe it is just the fact that we expected the singer or band to have another hit song? In any case, the English […]

Music Monday: Al Stewart and “The Year Of The Cat” (1976)

| July 17, 2023

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Music Monday: “Key West Address” by James T. Slater

| July 10, 2023

In July I’m usually looking for hot weather music mood, so for summer 2023 I’m tuning SiriusXM to the Florida Keys Xtra channel. James T. Slater‘s “Key West Address” popped on and it does a pretty good job of capturing my summertime state-of-mind, although it would probably be just fine in the middle of winter […]

Music Monday: Kenny Loggins and “Keep the Fire” (1980)

| July 3, 2023

Let’s start July 2023’s Music Monday off with an upbeat summer song by Kenny Loggins — at least that’s my interpretation?     Kenny Loggins – “Keep the Fire” | 1980 Although I’ve included songs from him before, “Keep the Fire” from 1980 is a favorite of mine from my college days and listening on […]

Music Monday: “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974) and Carl Douglas

| June 19, 2023

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Music Monday: “Imagine” by Music Travel Love and Friends

| June 12, 2023

One cannot watch ANY of the videos by Music Travel Love and not be enamored by the beauty in the travel videography of their productions. The scenery aside, their singing of favorite hits throughout time is excellent and have me wanting to buy more of their music and hope for more beautiful travel. Most of […]

A Music Monday Happy Anniversary with “Open Arms”

| June 5, 2023

Once upon a time, I would have defaulted to “Happy Anniversary Baby” by The Little River Band … but as the idiom goes, “been there, done that“ in a 2014 post. So to wish Brenda a Happy Anniversary, this Music Monday I’ll zero in on the year we were married and opt for “Open Arms” by […]

Music Monday: The band America and the song “Here”

| May 29, 2023

For Music Monday and for Memorial Day this week I’m letting ChatGPT write the post for the 1971 song “Here” by the British–American (cough, cough) rock band America (formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley [wrote this song] — at least they are all Americans). 🙃     America […]

Music Monday: “So Many Paths” by the Little River Band

| May 22, 2023

Another Music Monday and another 1970s hit. This week it is the Little River Band’s “So Many Paths” hit from their Sleeper Catcher album in 1978. I can still recall putting the album on the turntable in our ONU dorm room as we all tried to study. Good memories and a great time to be in […]

Music Monday: Pushing a Jimmy Buffett memory forward

| May 15, 2023

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Music Monday: RIP Gordon Lightfoot, a folk singing legend

| May 8, 2023

Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot passed away last week; he was 84. The respected entertainer has been a favorite of mine since high school and I enjoyed his music throughout the years … and still do. Music Monday has highlighted a few of his many songs and I felt obligated to reflect on his music this […]

Music Monday: Never knew I enjoyed Taylor Swift music

| April 17, 2023

Who knew that I was becoming a Taylor Swift music fan (I may have to listen a little more)? Well at least after hearing a couple of her songs played on “KC‘s No Shoes” SiriusXM channel, I’m starting to enjoy and perhaps now know what I’ve been missing. So for today’s Music Monday, here’s “Breathe“ […]

Music Monday: “While He Still Knows Who I Am” – more music from Kenny Chesney

| April 10, 2023

While feeling a bit melancholy last week while thinking about my late father and mother-in-law (no Alzheimer’s, but some dementia), I heard the song “While He Still Knows Who I Am” recorded by Kenny Chesney on his Welcome to the Fishbowl album in 2012.  It does trigger memories and getting things said while you can […]

Music Monday: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

| April 3, 2023

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band songs are definitely Music Monday headphone listening material. I sort forgot just how much I enjoyed Mr. Michigan’s “garage rock” … especially back in the day — aka: 1970s (watch this video for a little history).     Bob Seger – “Roll Me Away” | 1983 Here’s just one of his many […]

Music Monday: “Smoke From a Distant Fire” (1977)

| March 27, 2023

If you were around in the later 1970s, you no doubt heard “Smoke From a Distant Fire” by the Sanford-Townsend Band. After hearing the 1977 song while driving last week, and remembering it was released the year I graduated high school and started college, it seemed like the perfect Music Monday song for this week. […]

Music Monday: “Jackie Blue” – Ozark Mountain Daredevils

| March 20, 2023

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Music Monday: “All Right Now” by the English band Free

| March 13, 2023

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Music Monday: Semi-Forgotten Mary MacGregor 1976 song

| March 6, 2023

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