Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Breakin' It Down - Petalpusher

It took a while to get a song in my head this morning. I'm nursing a head cold and don't feel good at all. Slowly this song surfaced. One of my favorites from the Bare Essential vol. I CD.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ride - Boney James

Nice to wake up with this song in my head. I heard it a few times over the weekend playing pool by the fire with my sweetheart. Nice CD.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Moonshadow - Cat Stevens

I haven't heard this song in years; so why was it in my head when I woke up this morning?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Running On Sunshine - Jesus Jackson

I posted this back in October with a different video. I woke up with this song in my head this morning. I think the sun will shine today, but it is cold. Nice song; I hope I can carry the energy with me throughout the day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Surrender - Cheap Trick

I have no idea why I woke up with this song in my head, but here it is. After searching Amazon I found that there is a recently remastered CD available. Link is to the left.

Monday, December 20, 2010

War On Sound - Moonbabies

          A song from the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack vol. 2. I'm not sure what I think of the video; it's definitely different.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jessica - Allman Brothers

A special song for a special person. Now you know where she gets all that energy.

The video is below; don't you just love these old videos?

Ramblin - Marshall Tucker Band

Marshall Tucker has been in my head a lot lately, especially when I'm waking up in the morning. This song has a fast pace, very energetic. I sure wish I had that kind of energy this morning. And yes, I have had Ramblin' on my mind.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is This Love - Bob Marley

Bob Marley in the head this morning. Yes, mellow reggae is what I woke up with; maybe it will be a mellow laid back day. Is this love? Ah, love. Yes, love can be confusing. Love can be wonderful and love can be painful; sometimes both at the same time. Bob looks in pain in this video, more like torment. I know the feeling.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Another Dire Straits tune. There were lots of songs running through my head this morning. This is the song that came to the top. I have always enjoyed this song and this is a pretty good video.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Down To The Waterline - Dire Straits

I have always liked Dire Straits. This song starts slow, but then picks up. This video starts even slower. Not a bad song to wake up to.

Video below.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I'll Be Loving You - Marshal Tucker Band

Not really sure if this is the song that was in my head, but it is close. It's nice to wake up with music in my head, especially nice songs about love.

Video below.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

You Got That Right - Lynrd Skynrd

Yep, a Lynrd Skynrd song in my head this morning. Not my favorite by a long shot, but this is what was in my head every time I woke up.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eggplant - Michael Franks

What a surprise to wake up with this song in my head. I think that Michael Franks is an acquired taste. Sometimes it is soothing and comical at the same time. I mean, who would ever think about writing a song about eggplant.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dream Lover - Marshall Tucker Band

I woke up this morning at 4am, never could go back to sleep. I had a Marshall Tucker song in my head. I couldn't remember the name of it so I searched my iTunes library listening to each song. I never found the song that was in my head; in fact, I couldn't remember what was in my head to start with. So, I settled on this song; what else could wake me up at 4am?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Push And Pull - Nikka Costa

This song has been on my mind the last few days. It is on the Blow soundtrack. I thought the movie was good, very sad in the end for a romantic like myself. The song is simple but really grows on me as I listen. Reminds me of how great life is when you are on the peaks. But the lows can be so low. It is the memory of the highs that can help pull you up from the lows.

Picture - Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow

I have no idea why this song is in my head this morning. Alarm goes off, I open my eyes, boom... this song is in my head. It is the only Kid Rock song I have in my iTunes library; the same for Sheryl Crow. That might have to change. Anyway, I like the song and I think it is a good duet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On The Road Again - Willie Nelson

Continuing with the Honeysuckle Rose theme as this song is on the CD. Yesterday I went for a bike ride and this song went through my head. This morning at 3am I had a different song (can't remember what it was), but when the alarm went off this morning this song popped in my head.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Loving You Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)

Another song from Honeysuckle Rose. It's really a nice duet with Willie Nelson and Dyan Cannon. Can you feel the love? A good duet is a pleasure to listen to and watch; it can cause you to put yourself there with that special someone.

I'm really not a big fan of country music, but it might appear otherwise with all these posts lately featuring music from Honeysuckle Rose. The movie hit a chord with me years ago and it has stuck.

These songs are performed by Willie Nelson. What is interesting is that this one and the one below were written by Kris Kristofferson. It seems that credit normally goes to the recording artist and few know who the writer was. Kris has many hits that are sung and performed by other artist. He is a great song writer; he just can't sing worth a hoot. I really appreciate Kris's song writing skills and I'm sure many a recording artist does too. Willie Nelson actually recorded an album of nothing but Kristofferson songs which was a commercial success.

This video has low volume audio, so you might have to turn the volume up to hear.

While on the subject of duets and Honeysuckle Rose, how about this with Willie and Amy Irving, You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine. This video comes from the movie. You'll have to watch the movie to see what happens next. This sceen comes before yesterday's post and why Buck has got some explaining to do.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two Sides To Every Every Story - Honeysuckle Rose

Another clip from Honeysuckle Rose, Two Sides to Every Story. Yesterday I was listening to some of the songs on the soundtrack so I guess that's why it was in my head this morning when I woke up. Like I said before, I really like that movie.

Sure there are two sides, but unless you can defend and explain yours, then my side is right and your side is wrong. The wrong doer should figure out why they did what they did, and the victim deserves an explanation.

Yep, Buck has got some explaining to do.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deja Vu - Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

A few things have happened lately that makes me feel Deja Vu'. This song slowly crept into my mind this morning. Doing a search on YouTube returned several results. I decided to post three. The first is the album version, the one most of us have heard before, no video, just album art. The 2nd is a video from a 1991 acoustic concert, nicely done. The 3rd is the official video done recently; it wasn't quite what I expected as it is a war protest. The video is done very well and makes sense. The funny thing is I don't even have this song in my iTunes library. I need to fix that.

Album Version

1991 Concert

For the official video click here. They wouldn't let me embed the code, so I posted the link.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Song For You - Leon Russell/Willie Nelson

This isn't really the song I woke up with. I woke up with Angel Eyes, but I decided on this song instead because I was having trouble getting a good video. I really like this song a lot. I have two versions here. I like Willie Nelson's version, especially the one in the movie Honeysuckle Rose (I really liked that movie).

These videos are old. It is really interesting to see these artist in their younger years. This song was written by Leon Russell.

Here is a link to an old Willie Nelson video. I couldn't embed the video.

Honeysuckle Rose version

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dirty Little Secret - Sarah McLachlan

I have woke up this morning with many songs in my head. Most of the songs are off the Erotic Lounge 5 - Secret Affairs CD. This is the first song on disk 1. I really like this CD. This video isn't a video at all, just the album cover and the audio could be a little better, but it will do.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shade and Honey - Alessandro Nivola

I first heard this song on the Laurel Canyon Soundtrack CD. A soothing song. Not a bad song to wake up to, especially as compared to yesterday's song. BTW, not a bad movie either.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Crunge - Led Zepplin

I think I heard this song yesterday. So in it pops this morning. Not one of my favorite songs to listen to, but I didn't choose it; it chose me. Off the Houses of the Holy CD.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's A Pity - Tanya Stephens

I don't know why, but this song has been on my mind the last few days. Like the last post, I was turned on to this song from the Reggae Gold 2003 CD.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank U Mamma - Sizzla

I'm not really sure why I had this song in my head this morning. It's not Mother's Day, but mothers are still special. While I don't have a mother anymore, I'm sure my wife feels like she mothers me sometimes; at least she tries to take care of me. So... for all the mothers; you're special and thank you! The world is such a much better place because of mothers.

BTW, I was turned onto this song from the Reggae Gold 2003 CD.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Universe & U - KT Tunstall

I really like this song. Kind of mellow. Found this one on Grey's Anatomy Vol. 2 CD.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Running On Sunshine - Jesus Jackson

We've been getting lots of sunshine lately. My mind and heart has been full of sunshine the last couple of days as well. Music from Grey's Anatomy Vol. 3 CD.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Multiply - Jamie Lidell

I'm so tired of repeatin' myself
beatin' myself up
gonna take a trip and multiply
wanna 'least go under with a smile

I'm tired too and beatin' myself up; I do hope that when I go under I do have a smile on my face. The skies are clear and blue, but things have got to get better. At least I have a different song in my head this morning. This song is on the Grey's Anatomy Vol. 2 CD.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Benny and the Jets - Elton John

Strange that I would wake up with this song. When I was still in high school I use to hang out at the local surf shop. I can remember this song from then from the Yellow Brick Road album which is actually on my Amazon wish list. That album was played a lot back then at the surf shop. I once saw Elton John at a concert in Mobile, AL. It was actually a good concert.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Homebird Sing - Foy Vance

This song was in my head at 3am this morning. I actually woke up with I Hate Everyone, but I've been waking up with that song in my head for several mornings now. I'm not crazy about that song and even less so with the message; I want to love everyone, not hate everyone.

So, Homebird Sing it is. This is on the Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack Vol. 2 CD.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sun Comes Up - John Legend

Definitely a pattern here. This song has actually been in my head for days. Just a nice beat and the message is upbeat too. I really need the upbeat message. Yesterday while riding my bike this song was totally on my mind; really helped me to keep those pedals turning. Starting to run out of different videos to post of this song.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Falling Or Flying - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Wow. Twice in one week and the week is just half over. Is there some hidden meaning here? Am I lost and don't know it? Do I need to live everyday like it's my last? If nothing else, I'm trying to find different videos to post. There's no doubt it could be worse; it could be a terrible song repeating in my head; I actually like this song.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sun Comes Up - John Legend

I wonder if there is a pattern here. This song made the first blog entry. Maybe it is just a good get up out of bed and get going song.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Hate Everyone - Get Set Go

What a song to wake up to. NO, I don't hate everyone, and NO I don't hate you either. It's just a song, and I guess some days one just wakes up this way. Things haven't really been going my way lately, maybe that's why this song crept in. BTW, this song is on the Grey's Anatomy Vol. 2 CD; at least that's how I know about it.

The video is just lyrics. There was a Youtube video shot in Bellingham that I almost used, but the audio wasn't very good.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Falling Or Flying - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

It was bound to happen, I woke up with a song in my head that I already blogged about. Not really sure what to do about it. Blog it anyway or not blog?

Well, the weekend is over and all the races too. My legs and body are sore. While I didn't put in outstanding performances I did learn that I still have a sprint and I learned other race lessons too.

The Pensacola Bicycle Classic was successful and I'm really looking forward to it next year with more determination to put in better performances.

Being tired, maybe today's song is appropriate.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Southbound - Allman Brothers

It's race day number two. Today will be the criterium race of the Pensacola Cycling Classic in downtown Pensacola. This morning's song is a surprise to me. I think I did hear this song a couple of days ago which would explain why I woke up with this song in my head. A good beat and a fast rhythm; I sure hope that's the way my race goes, lots of high energy for me.

No video, just music and cover art. There's dead time at the end; somebody didn't trim this video before posting.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Falling Or Flying - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

It took a little while to sort this one out in my head this morning. Today is race day for the Pensacola Bicycle Classic. I would have liked something more up-beat, but this song is reflecting my mood and outlook this morning.

Are we falling or flying,
Are we living or dying?

Interesting that this song too is on the Grey's Anatomy Vol. 3 CD; that's 3 songs of the 5 post I've done so far including this one. That CD has been popular in my head lately even though I haven't really listened to that much. Great song.

The video has a short interview before the song performance.

Friday, September 17, 2010

You'll Never Find - Lou Rawls

This song was first in my head a few weeks ago. It wasn't in my music library, so I downloaded from Amazon. Great song even if it is old, simply classic. Well it was in my head again this morning, not what I was expecting.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn & John

This song has been in my head for a couple weeks. I first heard it on the Grey's Anatomy Vol. 3 soundtrack CD. I hardly ever listened to Vol. 3 as on the playlist I had the songs in sequential order starting with Vol. 1. Then I cleaned up the playlist to delete songs I didn't like. Then the iPod was on shuffle. I was amazed at the songs that played that I hadn't really heard before, this song being one of them. Shuffle can be a good thing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When Doves Cry - Prince

I have no idea why this song was in my head when I woke up, but it was. Believe it or not it was hard to find a decent video on YouTube; this one is just a still photo with the music so it loads pretty fast. I don't like much of Prince's music, but I did enjoy the movie Purple Rain from which I first heard this song.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sun Comes Up - John Legend

This song is so appropriate for the first entry. There are other YouTube videos, but I thought it more appropriate to use one featuring Grey's Anatomy as that is the soundtrack I heard the song from.