Thursday, December 29, 2011

Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson

Woke up this morning with this song in my head. It took me quite a while to figure who the artist was; it's been a while. I haven't been myself the last couple of weeks and there hasn't been much music in my head when I wake up. Hopefully it will come back.

I once saw Joe Jackson that the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO. That was a cool place to watch a show. It would be nice to go back a catch another live show there.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Red Headed Woman - Bruce Springsteen

I woke up at three this morning with this song in my head. I rode the rollers last night and this song was one of the songs that I listened during my workout. This song actually has special meaning to me. I'm surprised it hasn't come up before now.

I admit it; I am quite partial to red headed women. So much so that I married one. In fact, I don't think I would consider anything but a true red head. There is something special about red heads; they've got some extra fire, but it must be respected in order to realize any benefit.

But of course, that's just me. It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Change The World - Eric Clapton

It's been a LONG time since I've heard this song, but it was in my head this morning so I'm posting it.

I have several Eric Clapton CD's, but the only CD I have that has this song is from the soundtrack to the movie Phenomenon; so that is what I've put as a link on the left side of this post.

After reviewing the lyrics I'm starting to see a pattern over the last few days; it's all about love, unrealized love.
If I could reach the stars,
I'd pull one down for you.
Shine it on my heart,
So you could see the truth.
That this love I have inside,
Is everything it seems.
But for now I find,
It's only in my dreams.

I've selected this video for the lyrics and the nice slideshow.

I've posted this 2nd video that is nice video and includes some footage from the move Phenomenon.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Body And Soul - Etta James

Another song I haven't listened to in a while, but when I woke up this morning there it was in my head.
My heart
Is sad and lonely
For you I sigh
For you dear only
Why haven't you
Seen it?
I'm all for you
Body and soul

This song is off the CD Mystery Lady (Songs of Billie Holiday). I really like most of the songs off this CD, nice songs to listen to on a Sunday morning.

Yes my sweet, For you dear only... I'm all for you Body and Soul.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I'm Going To Miss You - Brian Culberson

I haven't listened to this song in a while, so it was a big surprise when I got out of bed this morning that I had this song in my head. I have always liked this song and it is a great slow dance song. It is one of the few songs that I have rated five stars in my iTunes library.

I decided to look up the lyrics, not at all what I expected. I was quite surprised it is a song about somebody dying.

None the less, I still like the song. For me it is song about the fact that a special person is going to be missed and the singer really hates the circumstances that caused this parting. I know that when I first put this song on a playlist that was my intent.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr

This song is an all time favorite of mine. There were many songs going through my mind this morning, but this one stuck.

There is something quite romantic about. Think about it:
Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
... You and I.

Truer words were never said. It is so wonderful to have a life partner sharing life and love. There's not much more I can add to that.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Favorite Things - Al Jarreau

My wife and I just got back from a long weekend in Destin. That is one of my favorite things. Maybe that is why this song was in my head this morning as I was waking up.

We really like this song as well as most of the songs that Al Jarreau has done. There is just something about the song that takes you away to a nice place; maybe it is just a reminder that there are many good things in life that we have experienced.

We once had the privilege to see Al Jarreau live at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was a great show, one of the best we have seen.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Soul Man - Blues Brothers

No particular reason this song should have been in my head when I got out of bed this morning. I like listening to the Blues Brothers. My wife, on the other hand does not. I can remember watching them on Saturday Night Live many years ago. It was a great show. At the time, I was living in Charleston, South Carolina. In some of the clubs they would play this song and some of the girls would just dance about. Nice memories.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Robben Ford

This song was in my head for hours this morning before I got out of bed starting at around 5am. I rode the rollers last night and this song is in the playlist that I listen to while riding. Nice song and not a bad video either.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Joy To The World - Three Dog Night

I don't pick these songs; they pick me.

It has been a long time since I listened to this song. Surprise, surprise, this song is in my iTunes library. It is on the CD The Big Chill soundtrack. I don't remember the movie. I had to look it up; I'm pretty sure I've seen it before. Maybe I should watch it again. I might appreciate it more now.

Anyway, I remember the song from when I was a kid. It was very playful and fun. Good memories.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wishing On A Star - Maysa

I just never know what song will be in my head when I wake up. I haven't heard this song is quite a while, but low and behold, it was in my head this morning. I think it might be a carry over from yesterday.

My wife and I saw Maysa on the same jazz cruise that we saw Gerald Veasley. Maysa put on a good show. I was able to get some really nice photos too.

I enjoy listening to her and have several of her CD's. I think this CD, Sweet Classic Soul, is my favorite.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

On The Fast Track - Gerald Veasley

This isn't exactly the song I woke up to this morning, but will have to do. I woke up with Bread Puddin' in my head this morning. Both songs are on the same CD.

My wife and I saw Gerald Veasley on a Jazz Cruise we took in January of 2007. That was the best. It was amazing to watch this guy play bass. Having a live show every night of the cruise featuring different artist is definitely the way to enjoy live entertainment.